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EM-X is rich with
antioxidants, 40 kinds of minerals, and bio-active substances; such as, NAD, NMN, peptide,
and such amino-acids as L-alanine and L-glutamine. It has a strong power to stop chain
reactions that are initially caused by activated oxygen. It also contributes greatly to
antibiotic-free livestock industry.
In modern living, the number of oxidants is increasing.
Therefore, antioxidants are and will be more important. The major antioxidants in EM-X are
a-toco-pherol, flavonoid, g-oryzanol, ubiquinone, and lycopene. In addition to such
antioxidants, EM-X contains different bio-active substances and minerals.
EM stands for a group of effective
microorganisms which have been proven safe through their long history of use in food
processing; such as, lactic acid bacteria and yeast and are collectively cultured in
diluted molasses. Some microorganisms are feared because of their harmful effects to
human; however, many other microorganisms are known to produce beneficial substances. For
example, lactic acid bacteria and yeast are well known to produce various kinds of
vitamins and lactic acids. Yogurt, cheese, and alcoholic beverages are made with the help
of microorganisms. Use of beneficial microorganisms has existed since the early beginning
of human history.
EM-X is an epoch making refreshment drink
extracted from rice bran and sea weeds that were fermented with effective microorganisms
(EM) and contains potent antioxidants. Major components of EM-X are minerals, antioxidants
and bio-active substances.
Based on the firm belief that nature
provides the best, EM-X does not include any artificial vitamins, Chinese medicine and
chemical additives which are often added in other health drinks.
Recently it has been realized that these
same microbes are the same as that in our beneficial intestinal flora. Thus EM-X is used
internally with great results for intestinal problems like cholangiocarcinoma, colorectal
cancer, IBS, and for liver cancer. Recently there has been a PROEM1 (probiotic) released
into the health markets by EMRO USA Effective Microorganisms in Tucson, Arizona.
The EM Research Organization, EMRO, has
also employed the use of its EM-Technology in the relief efforts of the tsunami ravaged
Thailand in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. EM1 treatments were sprayed
along the beaches to prevent the spread of disease pathogens from all the decaying bodies,
and to reduce the noxious fumes.
There is also EM Jojoba Soap and EM
Research on the Antioxidant Components of EM-X and the Mechanisms of Action (Nobuyuki
Satoa, Teruo Higab)
Infections today are caused by mechanisms different from those of past infections. And,
the time until disease onset also tends to increase. These diseases definitely show a new
trend different from the diseases seen in the past. One of the causes is considered to be
environmental pollution together with the generation of various types of free radicals
such as the activated oxygen species. To effectively eliminate these free radicals that
have adverse effects on the body, a group of compounds called antioxidants are attracting
a great deal of attention recently. These substances included three types; substances that
directly remove free radicals in a scavenge manner, substances that promote the activities
of free-radical-eliminating enzymes called SOD, and lastly SOD-like compounds. As for the
anti-oxidation effect of EM-X, recent studies have confirmed clearly that it directly
remove bad types of free radicals. In this presentation, the results of research on the
components of EM-X and the nature of its mechanism of action, including those conducted in
the past five years, will be presented. We hope to communicate these data to clinicians so
that they may use this product with confidence.
New immunotherapy without adverse
EM-X has been meticulously studied in
several laboratories both in Japan and other countries. It has been presented in the 3rd
Japan and United States Cancer Society Conference held in Hawaii, USA in February 1995. It
was in this conference that it was classified as "New immunotherapy without adverse
drug reactions." Dr. Shigeru Tanaka, one of the pioneering doctors who used EM-X in
its medical application have studied it and published several books about EM-X. There are
still a lot of ongoing clinical and scientific studies being done about EM-X not only in
Japan but in other countries as well. Suffice to say, that preliminary results have been
In EM-X, the minerals consist of a
relatively large number of complex forms. These mineral complexes are associated with
selective formation of strong free radicals against cancer cells, which results in damage
of cancer cells. This was proved by the experiment of irradiating E. coli super-coil type
DNA with relatively weak g rays, in which a large quantity of CC type DNA remained intact
(gene destruction inhibiting gene). If irradiation is conducted under the presence of
large quantities of soluble metals, a large quantity of free radicals is produced,
resulting in an opposite effect. However, DNA is not destroyed in EM-X treated group. This
may be due to the following; even in the presence of metallic ions, metallic organic
complexes that are more potent in action bind with specific sites of the DNA, or there is
selective action from protein binding.
Full report here
Chronic Prostatitis and Em-X
A cohort study utilizing an extract of effective microorganisms combined with Epilobium
parviflorum (EM-P) have demonstrated a decrease in white blood cells , and symptoms
associated with prostatitis.
Purpose To Determine the effect of 21
days of a natural liquid cocktail in men presenting with a diagnosis of category IIIA
prostatitis. This study addresses the combined effects of EM-X with Epilobium on White
Blood Cell Concentration and patient symptomatology.
An Earth Saving Revolution II -
EM - Amazing applications to
agricultural, environmental, and medical problems
Teruo Higa, Ph.D.
Since publication of the original Japanese edition of An Earth Saving Revolution, I seem
to have been in a state of consistent happiness. The reason for my mood lies in the sudden
collapse of the substantial walls that had presented a stubborn and a formidable barrier
to the introduction of effective microorganisms (EM) technology in Japan but which came
tumbling down in the face of the goodwill of my readers and the progressive attitude
toward EM demonstrated by individual members of the public. I also seem to have found my
days being spent in a frenzy of activity brought about as the result of the offers of
infinite and unconditional collaboration which I have received from so very many of these
people. Not only did this give me a new appreciation for my fellow countrymen and -women
because I was able to see they possessed a high level of awareness and the very best of
good intentions; it also made me feel grateful for having been fortunate enough to have
been born and brought up in Japan myself.
However, the other side of the coin is that going along with this happiness, I am also
experiencing an almost unbearable depression over the fact that there seem to be so many
forlorn people in our society: people who are sick and ailing or are otherwise living in
unfortunate or depressed circumstances, and I feel deeply concerned that such a situation
can be allowed to continue unchecked. In my opinion, no matter how you look at it, all of
these people can be described as victims sacrificed on the altar of modern-day Japan's
If we are to resolve problems of this nature, I feel most strongly that information on EM
technology must be made readily available through a system of distribution set up
specifically to achieve this end with the aim of ensuring its speedy and efficient
communication and dissemination to as large a group as possible. Such a system would also
need to work in reverse so that the goodwill generated by the information and offered by
so many in response to it would be effectively communicated back to the source thereby
allowing it to be processed in such a way as to enable optimum advantage to be taken of it
so that it may be used to maximum effect in those areas where it will be of the greatest
Initially, I intended to write a sequel to An Earth Saving Revolution within a few years
of its publication. However, I have since decided to create a series on the subject of EM
technology with the idea of responding to a significant demand from readers for more
detailed information on EM, and also as a means of enabling me to fulfill what I consider
to be the social responsibility I see EM as having toward society in general.
My expectations were far exceeded by the speed with which EM technology gained in
popularity throughout Japan as well as by the intense effect of the demonstration of
positive intent and goodwill on the part of my fellow Japanese to do whatever was in their
power to improve conditions in the world around them. Both became apparent within just six
months of publication of the Japanese edition of my first book.
I appreciate this response most sincerely, as well as the ramifications that are occurring
because of it. I am also extremely gratified not only by the fact that total sales of the
book topped 200,000 copies in the same six-month period as the result of a reputation
acquired by word-of-mouth communication alone, but equally because of a clearly manifested
yet quiet determination to pass on the information it contained. This was evidenced by the
many stories I have heard of readers who were purchasing five or ten copies of the book at
a time and distributing them to friends and acquaintances simply because they felt it was
that important to have others read it and to share the information it contained.
I'm sure it must be the exception rather than the rule in the world of publishing for a
book of this nature, dealing as it does with a somewhat difficult subject, to attract this
level of readership. I can't help thinking it gained the degree of support it did because
it reflected the principles I've been advocating for so long: of a safe, pleasant,
low-cost, high-quality information-oriented coexistent society. This is why I have now
become convinced that if enthusiasm continues at its current levels, application of EM
technology in this country will enable Japan to become a role model for the rest of the
world and to stand as an example of a nation where coexistence and co-prosperity are
actually put into practice.
I'm afraid the limited amount of practical information regarding how EM actually works
contained in my first book must have been a source of frustration for my readers. My aim
in this sequel, therefore, has been to provide as much comprehensive data as possible on
the subject of both the dissemination and the supply of EM and EM technology.
While I feel there is still some way to go before a truly effective system of
dissemination and supply of both data and products can be said to exist, I sincerely
believe things are slowly but surely moving in the right direction, and that the situation
will continue to improve as time goes on.
It is my hope that the present volume will go that much further toward integrating both
the concept of EM and EM technology itself into our society and into our daily lives.
Article in Colombia Tribune
Leigh Lockhart is co-owner of The Main
Squeeze, the only restaurant in Columbia to recycle food waste with a new process that
uses microbes.The restaurants refuse is trucked to MUs South Farm, where the
treatment helps the waste decay faster and without odor.
Em-x in details
During at least the latter
part of 2002, Dr. Higa has been reporting in various media articles and papers that he and
one of more medical clinics in Japan (and perhaps elsewhere) had good success in using
certain forms of EM and EM-X to heal and reverse chronic diseases in humans.
Specifically, press releases had claimed, in articles reproduced on the web, that the
admnistration of various forms of EM and EM-X to patients in Japan had at times
successfully reversed diseases such as cancer and diabetes in humans within 3 months.
More information here
Professor Higa was born on December 28,
1941 on Okinawa, one of the Ryukyu Islands located to the south of the main Japanese
archipelago, and grew up there. Following his graduation from the Department of
Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, he took his doctorate from the Agricultural
Research Department of Kyushu University Graduate School, eventually returning to join the
teaching staff of the University of the Ryukyus as lecturer in 1970, becoming Assistant
Professor two years later. He is currently Professor of Horticulture, a post he has held
since 1982. more....
The power of EM revives Seto
It is a miraculous movement. On 23rd and 24th of June, I was able to witness the
miraculous results and confirm my belief in this wonderful movement when I attended a
reporting tour of "Eco-pure", an environmental magazine with Nihon-TV (NTV).
Both Eco-pure magazine and Nihon-TV will offer you a special report on this tour in the
near future, but I would like to tell you my impression briefly before them.
The key to the success in water
purification in Akitsu-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture is the unity of the government and
private sector. In Akitsu-cho, EM activated liquid is used in 60% of all households in
their daily life. The town is quite advanced in that the "Regulations for
environmental beautification and purification" requires people to make efforts to
prevent water pollution by using EM. Residents and local government, in cooperation with
each other, produce EM activated liquid and pour it into the river and watercourses. As a
result, polluted sediment has been reduced and people are happily surprised to see that
medaka and crayfish are back.
They have also started to utilize EM for
oyster farming in a new attempt to revive this industry. Because of the sea pollution and
having farmed oysters in the same place for too many years, polluted sediment prevents
oysters from healthy growth. Therefore, they have started installing EM balls under the
oyster beds. Professor Nakano has started to gather data for research to estimate the
effectiveness of this measure. We are expecting the results of his investigation around
Introduction to Effective
This EM Info website is intended to provide a complete introduction to a technology
generically known as Effective Microrganisms (aka EM) and it's uses in many fields,
including agriculture, waste remediation, odor control, and human and amimal health.
Throughout this website, the simple and generic abridgement "EM" will be used as
an abbreviation to denote the general class of microbial consortia known as Effective
Microorganisms (and known as well under many other names.) This is in keeping with the use
of this contraction throughout much of the world as a shorthand to indicate Effective
Microorganisms and cultures with similar properties and functionality, regardless of the
brand names or trade names which may be employed in a region.
EM bug effective against dioxin
The EM (effective microbe) Institution of
Ginowan and Mitsubishi Oil Engineering of Tokyo are studying the means of stopping the
diffusion of dioxin during the incineration of garbage. It involves the use of the
versatile EM. In experiments at the Saitama Prefectural Incinerator, researchers from the
University of the Ryukyus and Nihon University were able to cut dioxin emissions by 90%.
The results were reported by Nobuyuki Sato, a staff member of the EM Institution at the
Iwaki Skills Forum in Iwaki, Fukushima, on August 27. EM was developed by Teruo Higa, a
Ryudai professor. The merit is that EM can be applied to existing facilities and, with a
chimney, reduce emission to zero. It is good news in the fight to halt this carcinogenic
Source: The Ryukyu Shimpo News
Effective Micro Organisms (EM-1)
causes remission of Crohn's disease
For about a week now, I've been ingesting
large amounts of a probiotic brew called Effective Microorganisms (EM). I have Crohn's
disease. Results have been rather astonishing! Initially, I went through a rough couple of
days with increased D and gas. I reckon this was because of a major shift in intestinal
flora balance. Then, things calmed down to a level I've never experienced before. I feel
very robust in my abdomen and I've had LOTS of energy and
very good BMs (Bowel Movements)!
Is EM safe?
EM consists of non-pathogenic and
non-toxic microorganisms. The microorganisms specifically used are not genetically
modified or engineered (non-GMO [non-genetically modified organism] or non-GM
[non-genetically modified]). Most of the microorganisms in EM are considered food-grade.
All microbes used for EM-1 production are classified as Biosafety Level 1. Items that are
Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) are known NOT to cause diseases in healthy human adults. The
classification is based on assessment of the potential risk using U.S. Public Health
Service guidelines and also as provided by the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
scientific advisory committees. All lactic acid bacteria and yeasts used for EM-1
production are on U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) GRAS list (generally
recognized as safe). Also, two of the EM products are OMRI Listed.
List of books published on EM in Japan, click here
The healing power of EM-X: A
"I am grateful for the work of SCD
to bring healthy innovative EM technology solutions to America. I want to share my story
to other people about how EM-X effects my life. I was diagnosed with Colon cancer in May
1994 and was given a 20% chance of living. Before I found out that I had a cancer I had
excess bleeding. I thought that I had diarrhea. I had that symptom almost two weeks. Then
I went to take a blood test at a clinical laboratory where I work. The test result
indicated that I had a cancer. During that time I had pain, diarrhea, no energy, no
appetite, and dehydration. I took chemotherapy for only four months rather than a year as
my doctor recommended. I stopped taking it because of my chest pain, frequent emergency
visit, anxiety attack, vomiting, and loss of appetite. An oncologist told me that
statistically my cancer would relapse within a year after I stopped chemotherapy. And I
would face the consequences of pain and finally death. I had surgery to remove my partial
colon. The surgeon informed me that my cancer did not spread into other organs except a
little penetration to the muscle wall of my intestines.
In January 1995 I was introduced to EM-X
and EM technologies. I read a clinical research of Dr. Ghonem about the benefit of EM-X to
patients facing cancer. Then I started taking EM-X. By taking EM-X, my symptoms were
lessened, less diarrhea, more appetite, and more energy. I even went back to work and
joined activities with my family. I can say that EM-X helped for fast recovery. I will use
EM-X for the rest of my life. My CEA is normal. I enjoy my life and have more energy to
plan for many activities. What do antioxidants do to your body? Give you energy, you can
stay young, boost your immune system, and etc. I believe EM-X has such antioxidant power
because I am experiencing it in my life. "
Sachiko Kawamoto, Torrance, CA, USA
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