Vandry Health and Martial arts Expo, Leglocks, Got Pain?, Carlos Machado

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Chandra and William Vandry, Carlos Machado and Marcos Santos out to dinner after Leglock seminar!

Third quarter Vandry BJJ Association clinic, and Health and Martial arts Expo was a hit with community, Martial arts and nutritional information, education and development.

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Leglocks clinic

Friday, September 18 was the opening with Professor William Vandry teaching his unique style of Leglocks.  Fundamental ankle-locks to counter ankle-locks, to counter to the counter ankle-locks to half guard leg attacks and developmental angles were taught.

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Bottom Row: Marcos Santos, William Vandry, Carlos Machado, Ed Aiken, Jeff Anderson, Michael Drabek, Ian Haynes, (2nd row) Jonathan Tate, Jesus Armas, Jen Smalley, Chandra Vandry, Maryann Craig, Chi Poon, Justin Toler, (Standing) Israel Davila, Lakeway student, Brownsville student, ibid, Patrick McCain, Johnny Zavela, Jay Gordon,  Cody Johnson, Mikhail Craig, Mark Kanda, Jim Nagle, Jeffrey Weeks, student, Patrick Storer, student, Markus Lagmannson, Jeremy Leigh

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Professor Marcos Santos, Master Carlos Machado, Professor William Vandry, Brown belt Jeffrey Weeks

Got Pain? nutrition and health clinic

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Chandra Weber RN, Carlos Machado, Marcos Santos and Got Pain? audience giving thumbs up after her speech on nutrition, joints, inflammation and pain topics

Chandra Vandry (RN in neurology and allergy) taught the Got Pain? clinic on nutrition, health, information on NSAIDS, inflammation, pain, and referenced medical journals such as PubMed and NCBI.  Chandra discussed correcting nutrition, and the Vandry’s product St. Jude’s Miracle oilTM proper application.  Many questions were fielded from arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, and a very focused audience with many questions gives evidence of a community that is interested in improving health.

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Chandra discussing dietary changes

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BJJ Guard passing clinic

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8th degree Red and Black belt Master Carlos Machado taught guard passing techniques, his ‘bear pass’, armdrag counters, defeating the Spider guard with retraction and passing techniques, and finished out with elbow locks from guard and top positions.

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The VBJJA had close to 100 participants over the three clinics in two days.  Academies from DFW to South Texas were in attendance.  VBJJA Reps in attendance were 1st degree black belt Jesus Armas (Brownsville-valley Texas), 1st degree black belt Ed Aiken and Brown belt Elliot O’Hara (Lakeway).  Association Black belts were 5th degree Professor Marcos Santos (RCJ – DFW)

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Black belts: Jeff Anderson, Jesus Armas (1st degree), Marcos Santos (5th degree), Carlos Machado (8th degree), William Vandry (5th degree), Ed Aiken (1st degree), Michael Drabek, Ian Haynes, Jonathan Tate

The Health and Martial arts Expo was the largest seminar at Vandry BJJ.  Future Got Pain? clinics with BJJ are in discussion, and proposals for a Dallas-Ft Worth Got Pain?/Leglocks/BJJ expo on a larger scale are being scheduled before the end of the year.  For more information on Carlos Machado, please go to carlosmachado.net.  For more information on the St. Judes Miracle oilTM, go to stjudesmiracleoil.com.

 

Blinded Veterans Association South Texas sends thank you letter to the Vandrys

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The Blinded Veterans Association president Guadalupe “Wally” Guerra and Vice President Jose Cotto of the South Texas Regional group of Blind veterans sent a thank you letter to William and Chandra Vandry for speaking and sponsoring the Blind Veterans Association of Texas.

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BVASTRG President “Wally’ Guerra and William Vandry

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BVASTRG Vice President Jose Cotto and Chandra Vandry

Martial arts Expo, Leglock seminar, Got Pain? seminar, BJJ seminar!

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Got pain? health expo Austin September 19

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St Jude’s Miracle Oil® on Black eye or periorbital hematoma

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Inflammation study on black eye reduction article from SJMO website shows an impressive anecdotal comparison of SJMO vs RICE method.  Results:

RICE method 7-10 days

SJMO 21 hours and 38 minutes

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21 hours and 38 minutes later

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http://www.stjudesmiracleoil.com/st-judes-miracle-oil-anecdotal-evidence-on-black-eye-periorbital-hematoma-shiner/

DFW Vandry Martial arts and Health Expo, Miracle oil, Leglocks and surprise Birthday for Carlos Machado

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My wife Chandra and got back to Austin, Texas Sunday evening.  We taught at Professor Marcos Santos’ academy.  Prof. Santos asked me if I could teach a leglock seminar to update Jiu-jitsu practitioners and discuss nutritional information on athletes regarding joint pain.  I absorbed the absolute great energy at the weekend event, and Chandra and I feel we accomplished many of our intended goals.  So here was s the timeline:

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1. Got Pain? Clinic

Our first event was a workshop we called Got Pain?  Chandra and I developed, and co invented our essential oil product called St Jude’s Miracle Oil®.  The name St. Jude’s Miracle Oil® is a proprietary blend of 9 essential oils registered under the US Trademark and Patent office, and is protected by trademark and patent laws.  The special blend is a trade secret not public, and is also protected by law.

The product has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-histaminic actions.  Each particular oil can be referenced from medical journals such as the NCBI, PubMed, JAMA and the Essential oils Desk reference book 5th edition.  For consumer information, the 9 essential oils in our product are:

1. Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

2. Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

3. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

4. Eucalyptus Blue (Eucalyptus bicostata)

5. Clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum

6. Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

7. Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

8. Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)

9. Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

Essential oils do not require FDA approval, however manufacturers are not allowed to claim that they prevent or treat illness. We do not make claims such as those, but oils in our product have been used separately in clinical trials in medical journals.  Regarding our joint issues, and athletic injuries, inflammation is where our problems start.  On separate trials, each oil has impressive results regarding inflammation in medical journals:

Wintergreen acts as an anti-inflammatory agent(1-4)

Peppermint oil are analgesic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial. (5)

Lavender has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and pain relief assessment. (6-7)

Eucalyptus Blue has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. (8)

Clove bud has anti-infectious properties include: anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal effects. (9-10)

Geranium has shown temporary relief of neuralgia pain.  (11)

Clary Sage in pain relief on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea.  (12)

Frankincense was used for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. (13)

Myrrh oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. (14)

Medical Journals references

1. Methyl salicylate 2-O-β-D-lactoside, a novel salicylic acid analogue, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent on microglia and astrocytes.Lan X, Liu R, Sun L, Zhang T, Du G.J Neuroinflammation. 2011 Aug 11;8:98. doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-8-98.

2. A novel naturally occurring salicylic acid analogue acts as an anti-inflammatory agent by inhibiting nuclear factor-kappaB activity in RAW264.7 macrophages. Zhang T, Sun L, Liu R, Zhang D, Lan X, Huang C, Xin W, Wang C, Zhang D, Du G.Mol Pharm. 2012 Mar 5;9(3):671-7. doi: 10.1021/mp2003779. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

3. Anti-inflammatory activity of methyl salicylate glycosides isolated from Gaultheria yunnanensis (Franch.) Rehder.Zhang D, Liu R, Sun L, Huang C, Wang C, Zhang DM, Zhang TT, Du GH.  Molecules. 2011 May 9;16(5):3875-84. doi: 10.3390/molecules16053875

4. Evaluation of the new anti-inflammatory compound ethyl salicylate 2-O-β-d-glucoside and its possible mechanism of action.  Xin W, Huang C, Zhang X, Zhang G, Ma X, Sun L, Wang C, Zhang D, Zhang T, Du G.Int Immunopharmacol. 2012 Dec 4;15(2):303-308. doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2012.11.014.

5. Mullally BH, James JA, Coulter WA, Linden GJ. The efficacy of a herbal-based toothpaste on the control of plaque and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol. 1995;22(9):686–9.

6. Hajhashemi, V., Ghannadi, A., & Sharif, B. (2003). Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaf extracts and essential oil of lavandula angustifolia mill. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 89(1), 67-71.(Lavender)

7. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.  Ou MC, Hsu TF, Lai AC, Lin YT, Lin CC.  SourceDepartment of Applied Cosmetology, Hungkuang University, Taichung, Taiwan

8. Phytochemical composition of Cymbopogon citratus and Eucalyptus citriodora essential oils and their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties on Wistar rats.  Gbenou JD, Ahounou JF, Akakpo HB, Laleye A, Yayi E, Gbaguidi F, Baba-Moussa L, Darboux R, Dansou P, Moudachirou M, Kotchoni SO.  SourceLaboratoire de Pharmacognosie et des Huiles Essentielles, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 918, Cotonou, Benin.

9. Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from aromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species Euge´ nia Pinto,1 Luı´s Vale-Silva,1 Carlos Cavaleiro2 and Lı´gia Salgueiro2

10. Curr Med Chem. 2003 May;10(10):813-29.Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils.  Kalemba D, Kunicka A.SourceInstitute of General Food Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Poland.

11. 20Greenway, f, Frome & Engels, T. (2003). Temporary relief of postherpetic neuralgia pain with topical geranium oil. American J of Medicine, 115, 586-587.

12. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.  Ou MC, Hsu TF, Lai AC, Lin YT, Lin CC.  SourceDepartment of Applied Cosmetology, Hungkuang University, Taichung, Taiwan. [email protected]

13. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jan 30. Ayurvedic medicine offers a good alternative to glucosamine and celecoxib in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled equivalence drug trial.  Source Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune, School of Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune, BJ Medical College, Pune, Department of Rheumatology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, SPARC Institute, Mumbai, Department of Medicine, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and Symbiosis International University, Pune, India

14. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha.  Source: Jiangsu Key Laboratory for TCM Formulae Research, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210046, PR China.

Got pain? clinic points

Our clinic began with my wife Chandra being the main speaker.  When she dictated on her powerpoint, she discussed points according to research regarding Chronic pain in the USA.  In her speech, she noted medical data on Chronic pain.  These were her points:

More than half of Americans live with chronic or recurrent pain

– Leading causes of recurrent or persistent pain affecting Americans are headache pain, back pain, and neck pain.

About four in 10 Americans say pain interferes with their mood, activities, sleep, ability to do work or enjoyment of life. Two-thirds report interference with any one of these.

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.  The chart below depicts the number of chronic pain sufferers compared to other major health conditions.Some points from a past article on NSAIDS and pain:

http://www.williamvandry.com/2012/05/09/professor-william-vandrys-view-may-2012-2/

 American effect from disease in order (Pain at the top):

Condition Number   of Sufferers Source
Chronic   Pain 116   million Americans Institute of Medicine of The National Academies (2)
Diabetes 25.8   million Americans
(diagnosed and estimated undiagnosed)
American   Diabetes Association (3)
Coronary   Heart Disease
(heart attack and chest pain)
Stroke
16.3   million Americans7.0 million Americans American   Heart Association (4)
Cancer 11.9   million Americans American   Cancer Society (5)

NSAIDS Danger

1. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke.”

2. “Even at normal NSAID dosages, people with compromised kidney function can develop NSAID toxicity” (1).

3. “Adverse effects of NSAIDs cause 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths per year in the United States” (2).

4. “In patients with such a history, however, use of NSAIDs (aside from low-dose aspirin) was associated with more than 10-fold increase in heart failure” (3).

6.  The use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) has commonly resulted in internal bleeding and stomach ulcers. Every year over 100,000 individuals are hospitalized and over 15,000 people die as a direct result of NSAID consumption. In America alone 50 people die every day as a result of medicating with common NSAIDs like Ibuprofen.

7. Common side effects of NSAIDs:

8. Dr. Walter Peterson, the professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, stated, “consumers usually have no idea of the toxicity of OTC [over-the-counter] drugs”, he went on to say, “They believe that because they are OTC, they are safe.”

9. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs linked to increased risk of erectile dysfunction who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs three times a day for more than three months were found to be 2.4 times* more likely to have erectile dysfunction compared to men who do not take those drugs regularly, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in The Journal of Urology.

Medical references

1 http://www.lef.org/protocols/appendix/otc_toxicity_01.htm (Whelton A et al 1991).

2 An estimated 10-20% of NSAID patients experience dyspepsia, and NSAID-associated upper gastrointestinal adverse events are estimated to result in 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths per year in the United States, and represent 43% of drug-related emergency visits. Many of these events are avoidable; a review of physician visits and prescriptions estimated that unnecessary prescriptions for NSAIDs were written in 42% of visits. Kearney, Pm; Baigent, C; Godwin, J; Halls, H; Emberson, Jr; Patrono, C (June 2006). “Do selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors and traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of atherothrombosis? Meta-analysis of randomised trials” (Free full text). BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 332 (7553): 1302–8. doi:10.1136/bmj.332.7553.1302.ISSN 0959-8138PMC 1473048PMID 16740558

3. Page, J; Henry, D (March 2000). “Consumption of NSAIDs and the development of congestive heart failure in elderly patients: an under recognized public health problem” (Free full text). Archives of internal medicine 160 (6): 777–84.doi:10.1001/archinte.160.6.777ISSN 0003-9926PMID 10737277.

4.  http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/nsaid.html

5. The main adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with use of NSAIDs relate to direct and indirect irritation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. NSAIDs cause a dual assault on the GI tract: the acidic molecules directly irritate the gastricmucosa, and inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 reduces the levels of protective prostaglandins. Traversa, G; Walker, Am; Ippolito, Fm; Caffari, B; Capurso, L; Dezi, A; Koch, M; Maggini, M; Alegiani, Ss; Raschetti, R (January 1995). “Gastroduodenal toxicity of different nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs”. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 6 (1): 49–54. doi:10.1097/00001648-199501000-00010ISSN 1044-3983PMID 7888445.

6. NSAIDs can cause kidney problems, especially in the elderly and those with kidney disease… Any sudden weight gain or swelling should be reported to a physician. Anyone with kidney disease should avoid these drugs. – NY Times Health http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/acute-gouty-arthritis/treatment:-acute-gout-attack.html

7.  A 2005 study linked long term (over 3 months) use of NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, with a 1.4 times increased risk of erectile dysfunction.^ Shiri et al (Received 2005-05-21). “Effect of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use on the Incidence of Erectile Dysfunction”Journal of Urology 175 (5): 1812–1816. Retrieved 12 June 2011.  And  “Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs linked to increased risk of erectile dysfunction”sciencedaily.com. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.

8. Medicinenet.com

9.  Joseph M. Gleason, Jeffrey M. Slezak, Howard Jung, Kristi Reynolds, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Reina Haque, Virginia P. Quinn, Ronald K. Loo, Steven J. Jacobsen. Regular Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use and Erectile DysfunctionThe Journal of Urology, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.11.092

Chandra hit the home run on information.  We both were asked many questions on pain, and audience members stated many endure insomnia, pain, degenerative joints, and other conditions linked to pain.  The Miracle oil was very well received, and we are very proud of our education and information to the general public.  Chandra made comments on collagen and arthritis, and the medical journals reference.  I noted on facebook there was a good amount of discussion and what seems to be a new motivation for many in attendance.  The impressive points were two people who just saw us on the internet and came to the academy and purchased the oil.  We have been to many expos, but this was our first Miracle oil expo.  I think we gave the public hopeful information.

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2.  Leglocks, the Great Equalizer! clinic

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I have many students at my academy in Austin, Texas that practice leglocks.  I work with them all the time, and even my white belts understand a basic setup for leglocks.  These are a neglected portion of our Jiu-jitsu world.  I first became intrigued with leglocks as a teenager.  I watched Ric Flair, and later Buddy Landell and others in pro wrestling.  I was fascinated by the moves, although Pro wrestling is pre arranged.  When I began BJJ, as a white belt I practiced anklelocks, basic kneebars and heelhooks.  My goal was to reverse engineer them and try new ideas.  My instructor and dear friend Carlos Machado helped me to develop them.  I have an unorthodox method of developing ideas.  Most people understand a basic leglock, but they know very few counters or escapes.  I was surprised, but very elated to find at the seminar that two of my instructors (Carlos and John Machado) were actually going to attend.  Originally, I thought that if I came down I would also spend time with Carlos and John.  I knew it was Carlos’ birthday that weekend, and I know what his love in life is.  He loves the science of Jiu-jitsu.  I thought if I taught if Chandra and I had a Got pain? Clinic, he probably would come by to see me because he uses the oil and his wife and family do too.  Carlos contacted me and told me he was going to attend the leglock clinic and so was John.  For all of us in Jiu-jitsu, its one thing when we eat dinner or spend time with our BJJ instructors, but for Carlos and John Machado to tell me they are attending, I will say as a martial artist and that is one of most humbling, flattering and exciting things to hear.  Why?  Because I looked forward to their critique.  I wanted them to review.  I wanted my instructors to hopefully see something new where they could lean back and not to feel competitive, but to feel proud of their product they designed almost 20 years ago.  I was pleased to hear their review of he design in my leglock game and new concepts.  I began by showing fundamental ankle locks and heelhooks.  We then opened it up with newer ideas.  From there the question of escaping heelhooks. I showed defense to heelhooks live, to display defenses if you can develop them.  My favorite part was when my mentor Carlos was viewing a technique Jean Machado asked.  Jean was training with my dear friend and fellow black belt Orlando Waugh from Arlington.  If you reside in Arlington, and need a Jiu-jitsu instructor, Orlando Waugh is the place to go.  I have known Orlando since 1997, and he and his wife have worked on a great academy, and the top techniques.  You can contact Professor Waugh via his website at http://www.martialartsarlingtontx.com/

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Orlando changed a heelhook angle and Jean asked what to do.  There is a move I call the punch counter and there is a counter leglock.  I showed it real quick, and told everyone to go back to drills.  Master Carlos interrupted, and said: “Wait, I want to see that calf lock again.”  I joked and said we need to get back to drills.  He then said he was taking over and everyone needs to know that calf lock.  We all laughed, but when your instructor sees things your teaching he wants to open up on, its a reflection of his great teaching, not a student who has good teaching skills.  I can literally go on a euphoric high when teaching leglocks, or BJJ for that matter.  Our two hour seminar I had no idea had already stretched into four hours.  I asked everyone did they want to conclude, and even though each person is carbohydrate drained, they too gave me a great review by all voting to keep with the seminar.  I want to thank first Carlos and John Machado for gracing my clinic as an attendee.  I want to thank all of my students who came from Austin to support the event, all of RCJ Machado students, Marcos Santos and his students, Orlando Waugh and his students, and all the friends and family who attended the Got Pain! clinic.

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I was boots hit the ground since Friday morning.  I arrived in Ft. Worth, and had to teach a private lesson with one of Marcos Santos’ students.  I did two hours with him, and Marcos and I got to do a little training.  And I want to make a special note here.  I have an old friend among all my old friends in BJJ from the old days at Chuck Norris’ Walker Texas Ranger set where we started and the years after.  I miss a lot of my old friends and I catch them when I can.  I saw my old friend Eric Shaw.  When I was a blue belt Eric was a white.  I used to work with he and a lot of old school guys on counters and angles I was exploring.  Eric received his black belt a few months ago.  Eric in his ceremony mentioned me, and talked about me from 18 years ago.  I met him that Friday, and we got to go over new ideas, and theories, and trained a little on the mat.  I then saw my best friend and family that night.  My wife and I made our spaghetti and low carb organic pizza at their house.  We got to spend the important personal time real friends in community do and should do.  Not fake photo taking opportunities, but the real friendship that is not drinking or going out, but real friends.  In our Martial art there are good people and bad.  You always want your good ones around and to support them, and always let them know your there if they need you.  Chandra and I wanted everyone to know that.  We discussed health, and I lectured everyone including my instructors on their health, and their obligation, responsibility, and duty as mentors to keep up with nutrition, supplements, Miracle oil and many others.  The reviews from my peers is important.  Two of my instructors gave me a thumbs up on the Got Pain? Clinic, and they both are now on more supplements.  They gave a video comment on my leglock seminar, and I wanted to be peer reviewed by them.  I wanted them to see a product that can give back to our BJJ community, but in the end, we always need to give credit back to our instructors.  John and Carlos were the first two Machados I met in 1995.  I met Rigan, Jean Jacques and Roger later, and have learned from all of them.  Developing new concepts and theories comes from my science lab on the mat, but were it not for my instructors I would not have been able to develop the thinking strategy.  They deserve the credit for that.  That is a code I wrote on my website.

4.  Carlos Machado surprise birthday party

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I believe in a part of society that many do not.  I believe in community, support, and a sincere hope to pass your care and teach others to go on that pathway as well.  In photos of my events there are sincere smiles, happiness, community and true friendship.  I wanted to see my instructor and spend some time with he and John.  I knew it was his birthday and wondered if anything was planned weeks out.  Since there were no plans, I spoke to Lindsay about a surprise birthday party in the area he loves more than anything else..on the mat.  I was so happy that Chandra and I could show him how community is there and never forgets the small things.  Carlos is 51, and is at his best of Jiu-jitsu knowledge.  It was more than a birthday.  It was a community and family event.  His wife, children, brother, nephews, nieces, closest friends, students, and his Mother were all there all day.  Chandra knocked the walls down on education in her presentation.  I think I did ok on my leglock seminar, and I am grateful and appreciative to everyone that kept wanting me to go after four hours.  I enjoyed my brothers Marcos Santos, Orlando Waugh, RCJ students, Carlos and John, and all my family outside the mat.  Thank you for allowing Chandra and I to reach out to you on nutrition and our St. Jude’s Miracle oilTM product.  Thank you for the opportunity to teach a game of leglocks I love very passionately to your satisfaction.  Thank you to all for being there for Carlos’ party.  Thank you all very much.

Absorb and think,

Prof. William Vandry

Professor Vandry’s View Again the Racehorse theory for Joints! Collagen 1, 2, and 3, Vitamins and Minerals for the joints, Serrazyme Nattokinese (fibrinogen breakup), Lumen 90, and of course St. Jude’s Miracle Oil®!

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by Professor William Vandry


Injuries are very common in any sport or Martial art.  I have certainly seen them, had them, and developed recovery angles.  Injuries such as sprains, or fractures or tissue tears are a common result of training in BJJ.  I have observed them yearly.  As many readers know, I write articles on the love and training of our Martial art of Jiu-jitsu.  There are many subjects to discuss, but a topic I delve into once in a while is a topic of injuries, and interesting supplements out there to look at.  I use a title called the Racehorse theory for a reason.  This theory is based on the concept of how racehorses are raised, trained and treated like top athletes.  Everything they do is a vital role in the racehorse.  Its diet, it’s training, cleaning, grooming, even time to play or develop out of training.  These are ways we as Martial artists should develop as well.  Research is available through Internet and through sources I study such as the NCBI medical journals and others.  For reference, my past articles on Racehorse theories are here:

1. BJJ In My Eyes April 2010: Treat Yourself like a racehorse!  (Vitamins and Minerals, Sleep and Pillow alignment, Inflammation and Magnesium, Serrapeptaste and Curcumin, Stress, Chiropractics and Massage) http://www.austinbjj.com/node/223

2. William Vandry BJJ in My Eyes: Athletes, Anxiety, Depression, and the Vandry Racehorse Theory! http://www.austinbjj.com/node/282 

3. Professor William Vandry’s View- May 2012 The Vandry Racehorse Theory!  The Vandry Racehorse theory: pain, arthritis, degenerative joint, tendon and ligaments, why athletes are so unhealthy, and medical doctors own health statistics and cholesterol life span http://www.williamvandry.com/2012/05/09/professor-william-vandrys-view-may-2012-2/

4. William Vandry- BJJ In My Eyes- April 2012- St. Jude’s Miracle Oil® created for pain, tension, inflammation and injuries http://www.williamvandry.com/2012/04/21/william-vandry-bjj-in-my-eyes-april-2012/  

 We are all athletes that practice Jiu-jitsu.  We all need rest, sleep, nutrition and supplementation.  We use our joints more frequently, and on a more frequent basis than the average person.  Due to this, joints began to wear down, and we develop conditions with ligaments, tendons, joints that develop chronic pain, or contribute to secondary effects.  Researching is a habit and passion of mine.  Like my BJJ style, I enjoy learning more about science and technology.  I certainly would be the first in line to look at peer science on supplementation.  Here is some research I found beginning with the importance of Collagen:

 Collagen 1, 2, and 3

Research shows that supplements of hydrolyzed types I and III collagen increase collagen levels in the skin. Types I and III collagen also support tendons and ligaments, and help with exercise recovery.  Type II collagen makes up a major portion of the cartilage that cushions joints. 

In osteoarthritis, injury or wear and tear break down cartilage, eventually causing bones to rub together.  Inflammation intensifies the symptoms but doesn’t trigger the disease.  In contrast, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, where inflammation causes pain, stiffness, and swelling.  It stems from an immune-system malfunction rather than ordinary wear and tear.

Collagen can actually help with both types of arthritis.

 Type II collagen naturally contains chondroitin and hyaluronic acid—substances known to support joint health. This is how they work together:

Type II collagen and chondroitin renew cartilage by providing building blocks and stimulating the body’s production of collagen. Chondroitin may also help fight inflammation and block an enzyme that breaks down cartilage. Hyaluronic acid, naturally found in synovial fluid, lubricates joints. (1)

 Exercise directly correlates with your tendons and joints via collagen 1 and 3 breakdown. (2)

 Dr. Marc Marrow, M.D. discusses valuable data on collagen:

 “The poor supply of blood to the ligaments and tendons is very apparent from their white color. Muscles on the other hand are red because they have a very good blood supply.  Ligaments and tendons therefore are prone to not heal completely from injury, because their limited blood supply does not offer, among other things, the supplies necessary to rebuild collagen.  Collagen and Degenerative Disc Disease, Collagen and Degenerative Joint Disease Most are familiar with collagen because of its cosmetic benefits. S kin is held together by collagen and young skin has plenty of it, making it smooth and wrinkle-free.  As we age, the quality and quantity of collagen diminishes and breaks down. Years of sun exposure, facial movement, and gravity aggravate the signs of age.  Wrinkles and creases appear; the cheeks are not as full; and the upper lip usually thins out.  Just as the collagen in our face deteriorates, so does the collagen in other parts of our body. This includes the ligaments and tendons in, and around, our joints. Where loss of collagen in our face is signified by wrinkles, in our joints it is signified by pain and a diagnosis of degenerative joint disease or Degenerative Disc Disease.”(3)

 Collagen II

 Collagen II is normally chicken cartilage.  There has been some positive research for cartilage repair.  Researching the NCBI medical journals, I found a very positive link with Collagen II and Rheumatoid Arthritis:

 “Positive effects were observed with CII at the lowest dosage tested, and the presence of serum antibodies to CII at baseline may predict response to therapy. No side effects were associated with this novel therapeutic agent. Further controlled studies are required to assess the efficacy of this treatment approach.”(4)

 I did find an Italy study attempting to use oral chicken cartilage with minimum effects, but their case should be studied from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts research noted above.  Furthermore, they should use the Harvard study on Collagen II on Rheumatoid Arthritis.  The study at Harvard was performed by David E. Trentham, Roselynn A. Dynesius-Trentham, E. John Orav, Daniel Combitchi, Carlos Lorenzo, Kathryn Lea Sewell, David A. Hafler, Howard L. Weiner and was published in the prestigious journal Science on September 24, 1993.  In the Harvard study, the chart clearly indicated results with RA patients taking Collagen II vs. Placebo:

1. Represents an increase of 30% or more from the entry value for the joint- significant (P = 0.10 by the x2 trend test. (5)

2. SIXTY PERCENT of the patients showed substantial clinical response and one patient showed a complete response in which the disease was totally eliminated for 26 months. More importantly, there were absolutely no side effects.

 These results were so profound that a 90 day, double blind, phase two study was conducted on 60 patients with very severe, active rheumatoid arthritis. It’s important to note that these patients were not beginning or moderate cases, but the most severe cases that can be usually encountered.   Patients either received the solubilized type II collagen or a placebo. (A placebo is a non-active type II collagen look-alike). The concentration was equivalent to that in the first study.

 At the end of the study, 59 of the 60 patients were evaluated.  Twenty-eight had received the collagen type II and 31 had received the placebo.

 Compared to the placebo group, the collagen type II group showed significant improvements in joint swelling, tenderness or pain.

This also included the degree of swelling and tenderness together. The doctors evaluated the response in a 15 meter walking time at months one, two and three. During the period at which the patients were taken off immunosuppressant drugs, those that received the collagen type II show stability and/or even improvement while those in the placebo group tended to deteriorate. However, four of the patients in the placebo group did show a significant placebo effect.

Four patients in the collagen type II group went into the next realm of the almost unbelievable, and showed a complete resolution of the disease.

 The Harvard Study was sponsored by Autoimmune, a Lexington, and Massachusetts biotechnology company. Only highly purified chicken sternal collagen type II was used. (6)

Vitamins and Minerals for the joints

 Vitamin C

Not only may vitamin C help reduce or prevent delayed onset muscle soreness due to exercise, it may also speed along recovery. Vitamin C helps our bodies produce collagen, which strengthens the connective tissue that forms our ligaments and tendons. When we’re injured, our requirements for vitamin C seem to increase. If too little is consumed, this will negatively impact the healing process. Getting enough vitamin C also helps limit further injury to damaged tissue and muscles. (7)

 I personally look at Vitamin C, and I have done research on Ascorbic acid vs. L-Ascorbate.  I prefer the non-synthetic L-Ascorbate.  I use a product from Beyond Health, a business that does research into health, supplements, disease prevention and nutrition.  Dr. Raymond Francis is the head, and his research is valid.  I prefer the buffered tablets of Vitamin C on his website. (8)

 Minerals for joints

 Manganese is a trace mineral that’s important for tissue repair and overall tendon and ligament health.  Manganese deficiency results in abnormal skeletal development in a number of animal species. Manganese is the preferred cofactor of enzymes called glycosyltransferases; these enzymes are required for the synthesis of proteoglycans that are needed for the formation of healthy cartilage and bone (9).

 Wound healing with Manganese

Wound healing is a complex process that requires increased production of collagen. Manganese is required for the activation of prolidase, an enzyme that functions to provide the amino acid, proline, for collagen formation in human skin cells. (10)

A genetic disorder known as prolidase deficiency results in abnormal wound healing among other problems, and is characterized by abnormal manganese metabolism. (11)

 Serrazyme Nattokinese (fibrinogen breakup)

Serrazyme or Serrapeptaste is can be read in a past article above (See Treat yourself like a Racehorse), so let me cut to the Nattokinese.

 Nattokinese (From WebMD):

 Nattokinase is an enzyme (a protein that speeds up biochemical reactions) that is extracted from a popular Japanese food called natto. Natto is boiled soybeans that have been fermented with a bacterium called Bacillus natto.  Nattokinase, the chemical in natto that is probably responsible for its effects, was discovered by a University of Chicago researcher, Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi.  You won’t find nattokinase in soy foods other than natto, since nattokinase is produced through the specific fermentation process used to make natto.  It is also used for pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, muscle spasms, infertility, cancer, and a vitamin-deficiency disease called beriberi.

 How does it work?

Nattokinase decreases the ability of blood to clot. This “thins the blood” and might protect against conditions caused by blood clots such as stroke, heart attack, and others. (12)

 What does Fibrin do?  It has some good points such as preventing clotting when bleeding.  The protein also has an opposite affect in the other direction.  On the Journal of Clinical Investigation relating Fibrin or fibrinogens to Joint Diseases: (13):

 “fibrin(ogen) is an important, but context-dependent, determinant of arthritis, and one mechanism linking fibrin(ogen) to joint disease is coupled to αMβ2-mediated inflammatory processes.  Fibrin deposition within joints is a prominent feature of arthritis”

 Nattokinese can be purchased at your local health store, or if you go to Amazon, there are many brands at comparable prices.

 Lumen 90

 I am amazed at this product.  I have read the medical journals, and my favorite Medical Doctor, Dr. Sherry Rogers has a monthly newsletter I read and has a plethora of medical information she researches for her customers.  I read about the Lumen 90 in one of her 2011 articles.  I am going to just insert a quote from Dr. Rogers on the Lumen, and I would suggest go to the website her article is posted on for more information:

 “As we age, our chances of developing hidden infection in tiny teeth roots increases exponentially. Having root canals, implants, extracted teeth (which leave cavitations), or cracks in teeth (especially around old fillings) all increase the chance of hidden infections. Therefore it makes a great deal of sense to wrap the Lumen pad around your mouth twice a day while you’re reading or watching TV. This can strengthen the immune function of the area, tighten the tiny ligaments that hold the teeth in, and ward off infection. Many of us have used it to avoid extraction. If this machine did nothing else, it would be important for everyone to have one just for this indication alone, since none of us wants to lose our teeth as we age. Yet everyone has pain at one time or another. Hips, knees, shoulders, and backs get tendonitis, fasciitis, bursitis, arthritis, burns, sprains, strains, ruptures, breaks, non-union or failure to heal fractures, localized chronic infections, falls, surgeries, auto accidents, and more.  The Lumen has a fascinating track record with pain relief after surgery or accidents, arthritis, accelerating the healing of sports injuries, healing of recalcitrant chronic problems like low back pain, shoulder and neck arthritis, herpes and regenerating nerves damaged by accidents or surgery. If you have diabetic ulcers or are contemplating amputation I would certainly check this out. For remember the New England Journal of Medicine article that showed a sham knee arthroscopy provided as much improvement as the real deal.” (14)   

 And last, my product, St. Jude’s Miracle Oil®

 My wife and I invented a product that came out last year called St. Jude’s Miracle Oil®.  The product is designed for its cooling, soothing, uplifting and relaxing effects.  Our product also won an INPEX international award for new inventions.  (See website www.stjudesmiracleoil.com for more info).  We are also happy to see my wife’s submitted article that will be published in the April 2013 Aromatherapy Today, International Aromatherapy Journal!

 The name St. Jude’s Miracle Oil® is a proprietary blend of 9 essential oils registered under the US Trademark and Patent office, and is protected by trademark and patent laws.  The special blend is a trade secret not public, and is also protected by law.

 The product has anti-inflammatory effects, and anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-histaminic actions.  Validating a product is important. Each particular oil can be referenced from medical journals and the Essential oils Desk reference book 5th edition.  For consumer information, the 9 essential oils in our product are:

 Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Eycalyptus Blue (Eucalyptus bicostata)Clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum, Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha).

 Essential oils have very little actual funding for research, although results have been shown in limited medical trials.  They do not require FDA approval, however manufacturers are not allowed to claim that they prevent or treat illness. We do not make claims such as those, but oils in our product have been used separately in clinical trials in medical journals I have researched.  I certainly look forward to actually funding clinical trials in the future with our oil, although they are very expensive which limits essential oil trials.  Regarding our joint issues, and athletic injuries, inflammation is where our problems start.  On separate trials, each oil has impressive results regarding inflammation in medical journals:

 Wintergreen acts as an anti-inflammatory agent (15-18).  The medicinal properties of peppermint oil are analgesic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, among others (19).  Lavender has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties (20), and pain relief assessment (21).  Eucalyptus Blue has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties (22), Clove bud has anti-infectious properties include: anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal effects (23-24).  Geranium has shown temporary relief of neuralgia pain (25).  Clary Sage in pain relief on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea (26).  Frankincense was used for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (27) Myrrh oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity (28)

So when you have joint issues, or soreness, consult your primary healthcare provider.  Reaearching some of these products can give us more information on what seems to be very common with athletes and people in general.

Absorb and think,

Professor William Vandry

 Disclaimer:

 The information presented on this site is not intended for diagnostic or treatment purposes. Please consult your own physician for medical advice or services. The information provided on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be considered a replacement for the expert advice of a qualified health practitioner.
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References:

1. http://www.betternutrition.com/collagen-cure-for-aging/columns/askthenaturopath/1190

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2100202/

3. http://www.jointrehab.com/rebuilding_collagen.htm

4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9485087

5. http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/adisease/arthritis/harvardstudy.html#A5

6. http://collageena.com/info_study_results.html

7. http://www.livestrong.com/article/30196-vitamins-ligaments-tendons/

8. http://beyondhealth.com/Beyond_Health_Products.asp

9. Keen CL, Zidenberg-Cherr S. Manganese. In: Ziegler EE, Filer LJ, eds. Present Knowledge in Nutrition. 7th ed. Washington D.C.: ILSI Press; 1996:334-343.

10. Muszynska A, Palka J, Gorodkiewicz E. The mechanism of daunorubicin-induced inhibition of prolidase activity in human skin fibroblasts and its implication to impaired collagen biosynthesis. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 2000;52(2):149-155.  (PubMed)

11. Shetlar MR, Shetlar CL. The role of manganese in wound healing. In: Klimis-Tavantzis DL, ed. Manganese in health and disease. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Inc.; 1994:145-157.

12. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1084-NATTOKINASE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1084&activeIngredientName=NATTOKINASE

13. http://www.jci.org/articles/view/30134

14. http://yournextwaveaffiliates.com/dr-sherry-rogers-m-d-endorses-lumen-photon-therapy-devices

15. Methyl salicylate 2-O-β-D-lactoside, a novel salicylic acid analogue, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent on microglia and astrocytes.Lan X, Liu R, Sun L, Zhang T, Du G.J Neuroinflammation. 2011 Aug 11;8:98. doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-8-98.

16. A novel naturally occurring salicylic acid analogue acts as an anti-inflammatory agent by inhibiting nuclear factor-kappaB activity in RAW264.7 macrophages. Zhang T, Sun L, Liu R, Zhang D, Lan X, Huang C, Xin W, Wang C, Zhang D, Du G.Mol Pharm. 2012 Mar 5;9(3):671-7. doi: 10.1021/mp2003779. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

17. Anti-inflammatory activity of methyl salicylate glycosides isolated from Gaultheria yunnanensis (Franch.) Rehder.Zhang D, Liu R, Sun L, Huang C, Wang C, Zhang DM, Zhang TT, Du GH.  Molecules. 2011 May 9;16(5):3875-84. doi: 10.3390/molecules16053875

18. Evaluation of the new anti-inflammatory compound ethyl salicylate 2-O-β-d-glucoside and its possible mechanism of action.  Xin W, Huang C, Zhang X, Zhang G, Ma X, Sun L, Wang C, Zhang D, Zhang T, Du G.Int Immunopharmacol. 2012 Dec 4;15(2):303-308. doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2012.11.014.

19. Mullally BH, James JA, Coulter WA, Linden GJ. The efficacy of a herbal-based toothpaste on the control of plaque and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol. 1995;22(9):686–9.

20. Hajhashemi, V., Ghannadi, A., & Sharif, B. (2003). Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaf extracts and essential oil of lavandula angustifolia mill. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 89(1), 67-71.(Lavender)

21. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.  Ou MC, Hsu TF, Lai AC, Lin YT, Lin CC.  SourceDepartment of Applied Cosmetology, Hungkuang University, Taichung, Taiwan

22. Phytochemical composition of Cymbopogon citratus and Eucalyptus citriodora essential oils and their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties on Wistar rats.  Gbenou JD, Ahounou JF, Akakpo HB, Laleye A, Yayi E, Gbaguidi F, Baba-Moussa L, Darboux R, Dansou P, Moudachirou M, Kotchoni SO.  SourceLaboratoire de Pharmacognosie et des Huiles Essentielles, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d’Abomey Calavi, 01 BP 918, Cotonou, Benin.

23. Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from aromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species Euge´ nia Pinto,1 Luı´s Vale-Silva,1 Carlos Cavaleiro2 and Lı´gia Salgueiro2

24. Curr Med Chem. 2003 May;10(10):813-29.Antibacterial and antifungal properties of essential oils.  Kalemba D, Kunicka A.SourceInstitute of General Food Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Poland.

25. 20Greenway, f, Frome & Engels, T. (2003). Temporary relief of postherpetic neuralgia pain with topical geranium oil. American J of Medicine, 115, 586-587.

26. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.  Ou MC, Hsu TF, Lai AC, Lin YT, Lin CC.  SourceDepartment of Applied Cosmetology, Hungkuang University, Taichung, Taiwan. [email protected]

27. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jan 30. Ayurvedic medicine offers a good alternative to glucosamine and celecoxib in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled equivalence drug trial.  Source Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune, School of Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune, BJ Medical College, Pune, Department of Rheumatology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, SPARC Institute, Mumbai, Department of Medicine, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and Symbiosis International University, Pune, India

28. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha.  Source: Jiangsu Key Laboratory for TCM Formulae Research, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210046, PR China.

 

 

Professor William Vandry’s View- April 2012 St. Jude’s Miracle Oil at the 2012 NPC Texas Shredder Classic Expo!

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William Vandry in vendor booth busy with pain complainers in life!

soreness. Stress. Irritation. Allergies. We all get them, and in my article on http://www.austinbjj.com/, I have a similar article discussing my new product that has been recently made, and is also filed with the US Trademark and Patent office.

Co-vendor for St. Jude’s Miracle Oil, Nurse Chandra!

As many know, my product was a motivation due to two of my students that had major hip and knee surgeries that I found is relieved with essential oils.  As an athlete my entire life, I always remember the injuries.

Professor Vandry at the vendor booth with St. Jude’s Miracle Oil!

I developed my product I named after my patron saint, St. Jude, the patron saint of miracles and lost causes.

I developed this product for a reason.  For Cooling, Soothing, Relaxing and Uplifting effect. Many of us have stress, missed a night of sleep, twisted an ankle, have a headache, drank too much caffeine or didnt drink enough water. Those and many other things break down.You have to take a humble approach in life.  Dealing with injuries can make a person fret, or simply try to find a way to overcome.

My wife and I got our feet wet by attending Diane Hurley and Dave Gooden’s Texas bodybuilding competition called the Texas Shredder.  I enjoyed Diane and Dave’s ideas, and their promotion of natural bodybuilding.  I myself have always promoted natural means of diet, nutrition, and supplementation in life.  Diane and Dave (owner’s of the Austinpopular gym Hyde parkgym http://hydeparkgym.com/) promotes their Texas Shredder, and I thought the level of natural bodybuilding has jumped so far ahead, and I saw the great competitors.  More so, Diane had a handicapped division of bodybuilders, but I didn’t really handicapped persons competing.  It was a great development of three bodybuilders who just happened to have had a handicap, not handicapped people doing bodybuilding.  The crowd went absolutely berserk, and I cheered for them myself.  What motivation.


Handicapped competitors of the Texas Shredder 2012 with Guest Poser: Nick Scott, Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilder

Picsfrom: http://blog.bodybuilding.com/ProAmContests/2012/04/18/2012_npc_texas_shredder_results

Women’s fitness division (William Vandry photos)

Chandra and I enjoyed speaking with many people in our booth at the expo to promote the oil.  As a Martial artist, and someone who does bodybuilding and powerlifting training at the gym, I really enjoyed the good karma among the competitors, and people like Dave and Diana.  Dave is a pro bodybuilder in the IFBB, and Diana is an NPC judge, promoter of the Texas Shredder Classic & Texas State Natural body building shows in Austin TX, is a fitness model, She is also a recent breast cancer survivor who has become a very inspirational writer and blogger about the cancer journey.

I had a busy day with interested people approaching our booth.  I would say almost each person that came to my booth stressed they had stress, tension, migraines, knee pains, and shoulder injuries, etc. which are typical of people who bodybuild or lift weights.  A  We let each person try the oil using the method of armatherpy, and they wanted to use the blend of essential oils on their particular discomfort, and I am happy to say we had a 100% success rate at relieving much of their stress, pain, etc., to some that actually completely relieved within 2-15 minutes.

Chandra and I had a great time observing the competitors, meeting the promoters and staff, and most of all, we were very pleased to observe the effect the oil had for many people who stopped in our Vendor booth.  We see our oil working very well, and look forward to 2012!

Professor William Vandry

3rd degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, AND the inventor of St. Jude’s Miracle Oil!

William Vandry- BJJ In My Eyes- April 2012- St. Jude’s Miracle OilTM

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St. Jude’s Miracle Oil TM created for pain, tension, inflammation and injuries

I have been teaching for over 15 years. When I first began training in BJJ under my mentor Carlos Machado and his brothers, I developed a path of many different areas. Overcoming areas that ended up becoming problem solving practice. Developing new ideas in the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Learning via experience how to teach, develop newer ideas teaching BJJ, and more importantly leading a community that we have an obligation as instructors to do so.

We have in my opinion the best martial arts community in the world. I am sure each community feels the same way, but our community does more than simply train in class or has a dinner award. We train, search ideas, new techniques, and develop sweat, blood and tears to become better at your physical skills, your mental skills, psychological skills, and remember to lend your fellow student a hand. We all combine aid and support for each other whether someone just had a new baby, or a birthday, or was enduring a trying time in their life. We all support each other, each and every one of our schools in Texas and Arizona, and Afghanistan.

We develop community events such as pub meetings or annual Halloween events, as well as fundraising for needed causes. We also support fellow students in difficult times.

Overcoming setbacks are a challenge to everyone in life. Everyone. We do two different possibilities when challenged with a setback; 1) quit, 2) overcome.

Do we have a choice? Absolutely. We view life at times as bad luck or tough times, or ‘It’s not fair’.

I have had many students overcome injuries. Many have endured or struggled with them. I understand the process of recovery.

I remember a long time ago I had a very serious injury that halted everything in my life.

I remember overcoming this injury telling myself every day:

“Get up. Get up. Get your rear end up.”

And I did fortunately. And it took a lot of my faith to strengthen that.

Healing and recovery are ways to challenge setbacks. Self-motivation and assurance are an attribute as well. In the art of BJJ, and of all the students I have the pleasure to teach and mentor, I hear of an old injury or nagging injury or something that is debilitating to a student. These are not necessarily injuries from class. I have had two students injure their knee meniscus via yard work or something trivial.

These setbacks are common. Athletic injuries can be just as bad.

As an athlete my entire life, I understand setbacks, injuries and overcoming. Medical research is my primary vehicle to obtain information on the newest sciences of injuries, recovery, etc.

I wrote two past articles named “Treat yourself like a racehorse” part 1 and 2. Both articles discuss in depth illnesses that medical doctors such as Dr. Sherry Rogers MD discusses and points out relating nutrition and detoxification.

Television host and well-known MD, Dr. Oz made a statement on essential oils and in particular a few and their results:

•Smelling lavender oil can reduce the stress hormones in your blood. For help sleeping at night, put some on your pillow.
•Peppermint oil is one of the few essential oils that can be ingested. Mix with water to relieve indigestion and ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Essential oils and Inflammation (Frankincense on cartilage damage)
Boswellia frereana (frankincense) suppresses cytokine-induced matrix metalloproteinase expression and production of pro-inflammatory molecules in articular cartilage
Source: Connective Tissue Biology Laboratories, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. [email protected]

Abstract
The aim of this study was to assess the anti-inflammatory efficacy of Boswellia frereana extracts in an in vitro model of cartilage degeneration and determine its potential as a therapy for treating osteoarthritis. This is the first report on the novel anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellia frereana in an in vitro model of cartilage degradation. We have demonstrated that B. frereana prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis.
Essential oils are an interesting subject. What does this have to do with BJJ? A lot. We are athletes and martial artists. Injuries are daily at home, class or work.

Two students motivated my research to develop St. Jude’s Miracle oilTM. When we have pain, we also are irritated, anxious, aggitated among other emotions.

I had done research on essential oils in the past I forgot about, and I had a file of references and research. This file remained there until earlier last year (2011) I had one of my black belts endure a very terrible plantar fasciatis sprain to his ankle. I searched to find anti inflammatory products such as the RICE method, biofreeze, other products such as panaway, bentonite clay packs, etc.. Nothing really worked to make a difference at a relatively short time.

And a little after, our school Doctor who had endured a major hip replacement surgery due to a past car accident also had sustained a tremendous amount of pain which impedes rest, sleep, comfort and constant irritation.

I went back to research pain and inflammation. And many other things such as soothing, cooling feelings. Relaxation. Calming. Too many to name. I then stumbled on a file I had totally forgotten. My research on essential oils. I opened the file as if it were meant to be waiting for me from a divine source. I reviewed what I was looking at, and since I had tried other products, I thought: “William, why don’t you make your own, since there is not a specific one for athletes?”

I developed a combination of the 9 essential oils in my product that is now on the market called St. Jude’s Miracle OilTM.

I was compelled to develop this. I knew it could be helpful. When I developed the prototype oil, I began to try it on myself when I was recovering from weight training, cardio or Jiu-jitsu soreness after training. I noticed my recovery time, which is relatively fast due to my supplements and nutrition and proper rest, was enhanced with my experimental oil. I carried it with me every where I went, and at my academy when a student had asked if he or she wanted to try the oil. At this time we have had a 100% success at relieving.

This began to fascinate me. My chemist at the lab had finalized my exact combination, which of course is a trade secret protected by Trade secret law by the US Patent and Trademark office (so we will keep it that way! 😉

I began a facebook page on the St. Jude’s Miracle Oil. This product, which I have filed under the trademark and patent office, was named after St. Jude Thaddeus. For those who do not know who St. Jude is, or has a different religion or belief and are not aware of whom he was, he was and is the patron saint of lost causes. St. Jude was a cousin of Christ in the New Testament.

I felt this name was proper for this product. Now what does this product do? The blend of essential oils serves many purposes.

Before we start, here is my disclaimer on this product or anything discussed on this website:
Information within this site is for educational purposes only. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated statements about the product efficacy. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The information presented through this web site is not medical advice, and is not given as medical advice. Nor is it intended to propose or offer to propose a cure for any disease or condition. Before starting any medical treatment, please consult your physician.

This site contains links to other Internet sites. These links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by this site.

The Properties of Essential Oils

Pure Essential Oils Have Very High Frequency. Everything has frequency. In his book The Body Electric, Dr. Robert O. Becker establishes that the human body has an electrical frequency and that much about a person’s health can be determined by the person’s frequency.

In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheney, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio determined that the average frequency of the human body during the daytime is 62 to 68 MHz. (A healthy body frequency is (62 – 72 MHz.) When the frequency drops, the immune system is compromised.

Dr. Tainio states that f the frequency drops to 58 MHz, cold and flu symptoms appear. At 55 MHz, diseases like Candida take hold; at 52 MHz, Epstein-Barr and at 42 MHz, Cancer.

According to Dr. Royal R. Rife, every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question about the frequencies of the substances we eat, breathe, and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food has a frequency of ZERO!! The frequency of fresh produce is only 15 MHz, dry herbs from 12 to 22 MHz and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 MHz. Essential Oils start at 52 MHz and go as high as 320 MHz.

Topical use of St. Jude’s Miracle Oil, and studies on essential oils:

According to researcher Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D., an essential oil that is directly applied to the skin can pass into the bloodstream and diffuse throughout the tissues in 20 minutes.

St. Jude’s miracle oil is applied topically, and usually takes effect within 3 minutes and in 20 minutes has the full effect. More recent studies have also documented the ability of essential oils to penetrate the stratum corneum (the upper layer of the skin) to reach the subdermal tissues and blood vessels beneath. (Huang et al., 1999; Ogiso et al., 1995.)

What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oil are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs, and trees, through distillation. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of remedies and cosmetics known to man and were considered more valuable than gold. There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing properties of essential oils.

St. Jude’s miracle oil has an anti-histaminic action, with its cooling, soothing and even anti-inflammatory action.

St. Jude’s miracle oil contains a special blend of 9 special essential oils.

Essential Oils

The following is an excerpt from Essential Oils Desk Reference Third Edition Compiled by Essential Science Publishing. (page 355):

Inflammation can be caused by a variety of conditions, including bacterial infection, poor diet, chemicals, hormonal imbalance, and physical injury.

Certain essential oils have been documented to be excellent for reducing inflammation. German chamomile contains azulene, a blue compound with highly anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint is also highly anti-inflammatory.

Other oils with anti-inflammatory properties include helichrysum, spruce, wintergreen, and clove.

Here are some amazing testimonies from our St. Jude’s Miracle oil face book page:

“So I twisted my ankle attempting to do some agility exercises….And my ankle instantly swelled up. Went home iced it + ibuprofen and decided to get x-rays. X-rays negative…..Started using St.Jude’s Miracle Oil and the pain relief was so significant i stop using ibuprofen. Been applying twice a day and staying off my foot and im having no pain at all…This is an extremely bad injury, Carter’s was worse i think. But im extremely impressed my pain level is at a 1 out of ten without any NSAIDS.”

Barely one week later, Matt had these results from applying the oil: “8 days later, St. Jude’s Miracle oil fixed my ankle”
–Matthew Brazile

“My daughter recently sent me St. Jude’s oil and I must say it worked very well on my headaches. I was in a horrific car accident on June 24th, which left me with five broken ribs, a punctured lung, headaches and hip pain. Once I received the oil, the real problem was the headaches. I have headaches only on one side of my head and once the pain starts, I rub some St. Jude’s oil into my neck and massage for a few minutes, which completely annihilates the headache. The smell of the oil is also awesome. I would highly recommend the oil for anyone with pain.”
–Veronica M.

If you are interested in ordering the St. Jude’s Miracle oil, stop by the academy or you can order online at the website www.stjudesmiracleoil.com

And now, back to the mat, a little less sore, and keep the inflammation down!

Professor William Vandry

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