Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2011

Family Newsletter
World-wide attention focused on Shell in January 1956 at the news of the disappearance of Saint and four other missionaries - Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian. They had been trying to reach the Huaorani tribe, and had been making aerial reconnaissance missions. When they landed in Huaorani territory they were killed by the natives, their bodies thrown into the Curaray River. Once again, Shell served as a base of operations, this time for the families of the victims and rescue workers. Two years later, in 1958, the Hospital Vozandes Del Oriente opened its doors as the first hospital in that region of Ecuador. The hospital was the dream of Nate Saint, who donated both land and time to work on its construction before his death in…
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Prayer May Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

Mental Health, Woman's Health
Patients use prayer as part of healing process Prayer teaches coping methods for the victims of domestic abuse and allows an outlet for dealing with a wide variety of emotions, according to a recent small study. This is just one of many, many studies showing the benefits of prayer in both physical and emotional health. Here are the details from HealthDay News: Prayer can help victims of domestic violence deal with their situation and emotions by using coping methods such as venting, a small new study suggests. It included dozens of people in abusive relationships who were interviewed by Shane Sharp, a sociology graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The racially diverse participants came from different regions of the United States, were mostly from Christian backgrounds and had varying…
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DHEA for Anti-Aging or other purposes … what’s the truth?

Alternative Medicine
Here is my review of DHEA from my book, Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely. Recommendations At this point, research does not conclusively support the use of DHEA supplements for most of the purposes for which they are marketed. Although it may not be unreasonable for a health care provider to use this supplement while monitoring blood or salivary levels, there is still virtually no compelling evidence that this type of intervention is effective — and there are significant theoretical risks from DHEA since it is a steroid hormone that can impact numerous biochemical processes in humans and may stimulate cancer. Therefore, some researchers have commented that use of DHEA outside of a carefully monitored clinical trial is unwarranted. Those interested in eternal youth…
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DHEA Supplements, Touted For Anti-Aging And Strength, Reviewed By Consumerlab.Com

Alternative Medicine
Recent tests of DHEA supplements by ConsumerLab.com showed that most products contained their claimed amounts of the controversial ingredient, but one provided only 14.7% of its listed amount. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a steroid hormone now banned from use by certain athletic organizations and not permitted to be sold in Canada without a prescription, has been touted for its potential to "reverse the aging process" and "increase strength." You can read my blog, "DHEA for Anti-Aging or other purposes … what’s the truth?" to learn more about DHEA. This is taken from my book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely. ConsumerLab.com's new Product Review of DHEA Supplements reviews these claims as well as the quality of products on the market. Sales of DHEA were $55 million…
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