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Attention

Genetically modified genes on rice can now be seen in human blood and organs

It's not earth-shattering news: genetically modified foods carry huge risks for humans. The newest information, however, shows that there are larger risks than ever before seen. These risks affect us on a much deeper level than previously thought.

The miRNA meant to regulate insects could end up regulating us.
Researchers at the Nanjing University in China have shown that small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) of rice can be seen in the organs and blood of the humans that eat the rice. The RNA is actually microRNA (miRNA). It is incredibly small, but plays a role in such diseases as Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes. MiRNA usually works to turn off or down the effects of certain genes. The Chinese researchers found the rice miRNA binding to receptors in the liver. The miRNA then affect how the body takes cholesterol from the blood.

A tiny change may not seem all that important, but it can greatly change things for the owner of that RNA. Before you think it's too small to make an impact, remember the African warning, "If you think it is too small to make a difference, spend the night with a mosquito." Genetically altered miRNA may be that buzzing mosquito.

Imagine yourself watching a high school football game. Suddenly a professional football player is substituted onto the field. The professional player is the miRNA. He's only a small part of the game. He might only be on the defensive line, but that game will be forever changed by his presence. Certainly the outcome will be different than if he wasn't there.

Comment: This is very concerning to say the least. For more info on micro RNA, see:
Since MicroRNAs serve as regulators in other capacities, Colas wanted to see if they were the culprits in regulating embryological development. The team found that two factors, let-7 and miR-18, were key players in this regulation.
  • Digging Deeper Into The Genetics Of Schizophrenia By Evaluating MicroRNAs
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have illuminated a window into how abnormalities in microRNAs, a family of molecules that regulate expression of numerous genes, may contribute to the behavioral and neuronal deficits associated with schizophrenia and possibly other brain disorders.
More food for thought:

On viral 'junk' DNA, a DNA-enhancing Ketogenic diet, and cometary kicks

Attention

Monsanto's Roundup 'weedkiller' feeds antibiotic resistant bacteria

The nightmarish toxicological profile of Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) continues to emerge within the peer-reviewed research, this time revealing its role in supporting the growth of a pathogenic bacteria of great medical significance.
A concerning new study published in the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology titled, "Influence of glyphosate in planktonic and biofilm growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa," indicates that the world's most widely used herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) may be contributing to the enhanced growth of the pathogenic bacteria P. aeruginosa in our environment.

The Brazilian team responsible for the study expressed concern over the "virtual nonexistence" of research evaluating glyphosate herbicide-pathogenic microbiota interactions, and conducted a series of microbial experiments to fill this data gap. They noted:
"Glyphosate is probably the herbicide most discharged into the environment. Due to its extensive use in the protection of crops, it is inevitable that it will reach surface and deep waters (Pournaras et al., 2007), especially after rainfalls."
P. aeruginosa is commonly found in watercourses and reservoirs in both oxygen (aerobic) and non-oxygen preferring forms (anaerobic), and can be a source of waterborne infection.

Comment: The damage is catastrophic and ubiquitous. Only something VERY drastic can help ease the burden for the environment and future generations. For more information, see:

Syringe

"Unprecedented": Flu now widespread in 36 states across the U.S.


A strain of influenza has taken hold in 36 states, despite a vaccine given earlier in 2014.
The flu is getting a fast start on 2015. It is now widespread in 36 states, an earlier and wider spread than usual. At least 15 children have died so far. This week in Minnesota, a record number of lab specimens were sent in for testing.

Some hospitals in North Carolina and Michigan are now restricting visitors and volunteers under 18 from entering. Delaware is reporting nine times as many cases as this time last year. Another hard hit state is Georgia.

The state is fighting an epidemic of the H3N2 strain of influenza A. Scientists discovered the most common strain of the influenza had mutated soon after this year's flu vaccine was produced. The vaccine effictive only a third of the time against this year's influenza. Henry Dunbar got a flu shot, and still got the virus.

His fever was 101 again today. His mother Colleen was worried. "I've read where if the fever persists more than a couple days, you should check to see whether you have the flu," she said, looking at her son's test. "That really dark line by the 'A' means it's Influenza A."

Comment: People who have gotten their shots are getting sick... No surprise here. The flu vaccine is NOT effective: In addition, this unprecedented flu season also speaks of increasing Earth Changes. For more info, check out:

New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection
Joseph argues that cometary debris, and the smaller particles and any microbes and viral particles attached to cometary debris impacting earth, fall upon the upper atmosphere and then slowly drift upon the air currents, sometimes staying aloft for years, crisscrossing the planet and gently falling downward, until finally making a soft landing on whatever is beneath them - be it ocean, river, animal, plant, or woman and man. In fact, it is known that microorganisms exist in significant concentrations in Earth's atmosphere, and they have been found in air samples collected at heights ranging from 41 km to 77 km. The natural mechanisms which transport microorganisms into the atmosphere are storms, volcanoes, monsoons, and cometary impact events.


Health

Refined and bleached salts in processed foods linked to autoimmune diseases

The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame.

'This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases,' they said.

Junk foods at fast food restaurants as well as processed foods at grocery retailers represent the largest sources of sodium intake from refined salts.
Syringe

Considering vaccinating your children? Here's why you shouldn't

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Vaccinating a child or not is an important decision that every parent must make. But not all parents understand the true risks involved, risks that could leave a child debilitated for life, or even kill him. The pro-vaccine mafia is quick to sweep all cases of vaccine-related injury and death under the rug as extremely rare anomalies, but many a parent of a vaccine-injured child will be the first to tell you that, if she could do it all over again, she wouldn't have let her kid get jabbed.

If your doctor, your child's school administrator, or a friend or family member is pressuring you to inject your child with genetically modified (GM) viruses, heavy metals and preservatives, and you're not sure how to make the best and most informed choice in the matter -- or even how to respond back to these people intelligently in order to shut them up -- consider the following 10 reasons not to go the vaccination route[1]:

Comment: For more on the FDA's shielding of Big Pharma when it comes to vaccines see:

Exposing the FDA's Vaccine Injury Cover-up: An Interview With Walter Kyle

Ice Cube

Feeling chilly? It's good for you!

cold health cryotherapy
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Year-round warmth is a modern luxury, and one that could be affecting body weight and health.

When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, What am I doing with my life? Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and down your back, There must be better ways to lose weight. And there are. But as an adjunct to those better ways, the vest carries some unlikely promise.

The sturdy Han Solo - style garment is loaded with ice packs, and it's inspired by a theory gathering momentum among scientists: namely, that environmental thermodynamics can be harnessed in pursuit of weight loss. The basic idea is that because your body uses energy to maintain a normal body temperature, exposure to cold expends calories. The vest's inventor, Wayne B. Hayes, an associate professor at the University of California at Irvine, claims that wearing it for an hour burns up to 250 calories, though his data are very rough. A little more than a year ago, he began selling the vest, which he calls the Cold Shoulder, out of his Pasadena apartment. Name notwithstanding, people won't ignore you when you wear it.

Ken K. Liu, a principal at a hedge fund in Los Angeles, has been wearing the vest under his suit jacket on and off for about a year. He told me that some people's first reaction to the unwieldy getup is "What the hell are you doing?" As soon as Liu explains the concept, though, many of them say it sounds like a good idea. Others still think it's "stupid" - as did my colleagues, when I wore one - but Liu has not been deterred. Each morning while his coffee is brewing, he takes his vest out of the freezer and dons it without shame. Liu was never "fat," by his estimation, but he says he did carry a few extra pounds that he had trouble dropping, despite exercise and attention to diet. The Cold Shoulder closed that gap.

Comment: Cold therapy enhances immune system function. In this day of superbugs, unending strains of new flu virus and ebola, it only makes sense to do everything possible to strengthen it. Cold therapy is a valuable technique for improving over all health but should be approached in a gradual way. Some helpful articles:

Magic Wand

New study shows tumeric boosts memory

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One gram of turmeric at breakfast has been shown by a new study to improve memory in people with memory problems.

In the study itself participants were given 1 gram of turmeric mixed into their ordinary breakfasts (Lee et al., 2014).

Their working memory was tested before and some time after their breakfast, and the results were compared with a placebo-control condition.

Professor Wahlqvist, who led the Taiwanese study, explained the results:
"We found that this modest addition to breakfast improved working memory over six hours in older people with pre-diabetes."
Diabetes and memory problems are linked because having diabetes makes it more likely that a person will also develop dementia if the diabetes is not well controlled.

Turmeric is a yellow spice already widely used in cooking, especially in Asia.Its distinctive yellow colour is given to it by a substance called curcumin, which makes up between 3-6% of turmeric.It is the curcumin which is thought to have an active effect in reducing the memory problems associated with dementia.

Comment: See also:

Tumeric may encourage repair, growth of nerve cells in the brain - study

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Health

Binge drinking disrupts immune system in young adults


Binge drinking in young, healthy adults significantly disrupts the immune system.
Binge drinking in young, healthy adults significantly disrupts the immune system, according to a study led by a researcher now at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Depending on their weight, study participants drank four or five shots of vodka. Twenty minutes after reaching peak intoxication, their immune systems revved up. But when measured again, at two hours and five hours after peak intoxication, their immune systems had become less active than when sober.

The study by Majid Afshar, MD, MSCR, and colleagues is published online ahead of print in Alcohol, an international, peer-reviewed journal.

Binge drinking increases the risk of falls, burns, gunshot wounds, car accidents and other traumatic injuries. One-third of trauma patients have alcohol in their systems.

In addition to increasing the risk of traumatic injuries, binge drinking impairs the body's ability to recover from such injuries. Previous studies have found, for example, that binge drinking delays wound healing, increases blood loss and makes patients more prone to pneumonia and infections from catheters. Binge drinkers also are more likely to die from traumatic injuries. The study led by Dr. Afshar illustrates another potentially harmful effect of binge drinking

Comment: Binge drinking is a very serious problem, you literally destroy and poison your own body. Being aware and having enough knowledge on how this affects your body is therefore very important.

Binge drinking 'damages memory'

Binge drinkers 'risking dementia'

Study: Nearly 14 million American women engage in binge drinking three times a month

Regular binge drinking can cause long-term brain damage

Binge drinking traps the brain in permanent adolescence

Ambulance

Scottish Ebola patient transferred to London hospital

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Gartnavel hospital in Glasgow, where the patient was isolated on Monday morning.
A Scottish nurse was on the way to specialist facilities in London on Tuesday morning after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

The woman had been treated in an isolation unit in Glasgow after being diagnosed hours after arriving home from west Africa via a British Airways flight from Heathrow.

She was later transferred from Glasgow airport on a military-style plane in a quarantine tent surrounded by a group of health workers in full protection suits, bound for the Royal Free Hospital in north London.

A statement on the hospital's website said: "The Royal Free London can confirm that it is expecting to receive a patient who has tested positive for Ebola.

"The patient will be treated in the high level isolation unit (HLIU)."

The healthcare worker was admitted to Gartnavel hospital after feeling unwell with a fever at 7.50am on Monday morning, having flown into the city at 11.30pm on Sunday. She had spent the last month working as a volunteer with Save the Children in Sierra Leone to help combat the epidemic.

It is the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on UK soil.

Comment: For a more accurate overview on how Ebola is transmitted, check out: Ebola: Fear, lies and the evidence (VIDEO)

Ebola outbreak rages on despite little media coverage

Syringe

Chickenpox vaccine when mandated increases disease outbreak, South Korean study finds

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Why, if the vaccines work, is South Korea experiencing year after year increases in chickenpox (varicella) outbreaks as their mandated vaccine uptake (97%) reaches close to universal compliance?

In 2005, the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine was mandated in South Korean for infants at 12 to 15 months of age. Despite near universal vaccine uptake (97% by 2011)[1], rather than see a reduced burden of chickenpox in South Korea as would be expected, no substantial decreases have been observed there nationwide. Quite to the contrary, the number of varicella patients reported to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) increased from 22.6 cases per 100,000 in 2006 to 71.6 cases per 100,000 in 2011.

The obvious question emerges: If the chickenpox vaccine is effective, why is a population whose vaccination rates have been steadily increasing year after year seeing increasing rates of breakthrough infection?

Comment: For more information on the ineffectiveness of vaccines, see:

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