Health & Wellness


Laughing at inappropriate things linked to signs of early dementia - study

Although a warped sense of humor may earn you lots of laughs among your equally twisted friends, it could be an early warning sign of dementia, a new study says. The research found that patients began laughing at inappropriate things prior to being diagnosed.

The study, conducted by University College London and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, questioned the relatives and friends of 48 frontotemporal dementia patients.

The respondents were asked to give examples of inappropriate humor exhibited by their loved ones over the last 15 years - well before any diagnoses. Almost all of the participants said they had noticed a shift in the nine years before their loved ones were diagnosed.

Many said their relatives had begun laughing at tragic events in the media or their personal lives. "These were marked changes - completely inappropriate humor well beyond the realms of even distasteful humor. For example, one man laughed when his wife badly scalded herself," said Dr. Camilla Clark, who was involved in the study.

The wife that scalded herself said that "early on, [my husband] laughed very loudly at things that were only mildly funny, flippant or over the top; now [he will] laugh all the time at things that are not particularly funny and will say 'I'm laughing and I'm not sure why I'm laughing.'"

Comment: Epidemic of dementia looms with 135 million sufferers seen by 2050

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Frankincense: A psychoactive antidepressant

Burning Frankincense in the form of incense has been a big part of religious and other cultural ceremonies for a millennium. The resin from the Boswellia tree also known as Frankincense or olibanum is believed to be an aroma that will help your soul reach spiritual exaltation.

Frankincense resin is mentioned in many different ancient texts including the old and new testament and is said to have mystical capabilities, a belief that has been carried forward to the spiritual practices of today.

Recently a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem did a study to see what the effects were of this age-old practice. They studied Frankincense to determine why it has psychoactive effects.

Comment: Additional healing benefits of Frankincense:


Hillary Clinton's evil jab: More vaccine propaganda

In stark contrast to candidate Clinton in 2008 when questions over the safety and effectiveness of vaccines were just coming to the political consciousness of the American people in large numbers, Hillary has now become a vocal cheerleader of Big Pharma and vaccinations.

While her opinion is odious enough on its face, it is quite the change from the opinion she held as a candidate in 2008 when she stated that there was the possibility that vaccines were linked to autism.

Comment: From the article linked above: Hillary Clinton Says All Kids Should Get Vaccinated—But She Wasn't Always So Certain
Clinton has a long history of supporting efforts to get children vaccinated. In 1993, she spearheaded the Childhood Immunization Initiative and the Vaccines for Children program, which aimed to make vaccines affordable. Yet, she also has been a strong voice for families dealing with autism, calling in 2007 for $700 million per year to fund research and education. Her comments in 2008 reflected a certain tension to advocating on both fronts.

In fact, she wrote in a campaign questionnaire that she was committed to finding out the causes of autism, including "possible environmental causes like vaccines."[1]

Comment: New poll sadly shows only 60% of Americans think Hillary Clinton is untrustworthy and dishonest
You'd truly have to be a certified zombie, or living your life entirely under a rock, to not recognize how completely shady and corrupt this woman is.


DNA from newborn blood samples being sold for research

Big Brother Alive and Well In California

Every year, millions of newborns throughout the U.S. get a small heel prick, a blood sample to screen for congenital abnormalities. But what happens to that blood sample after those tests? If you were born in California 1983 or later, Big Brother (the California Department of Public Health - CDPH) knows what happened to them.

Comment: California isn't the only state that is collecting DNA from newborn babies:


15 facts people should know about fluoride


15 Facts Most People Don't Know About Fluoride
Advocates of fluoride say its use in municipal water systems poses no adverse health concerns, however results from investigations clearly state the opposite. There has been considerable research done on fluoride regarding cancer, birth defects, and risks to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, however, very little has been done on its neurological effects.

There are now serious facts about the health risks regarding fluoridation which can no longer be ignored, and as a result, the practice itself is being questioned by most of the world.

Comment: See more on the dangers of fluoride: What's your daily dose of fluoride?

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The EPA & Monsanto - A love story

It would be easy to believe the Environmental Protection Agency's mission "to protect human health and the environment" — after all, environment is right, smack in the government agency's very name — but that would be quite the mistake. In fact, judging the EPA's magical manipulation of testing and data concerning glyphosate — the chief ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller, Roundup — it's arguable the government 'watchdog' functions primarily as a de facto propaganda division for the agrichemical behemoth.

While the World Health Organization's classification earlier this year of glyphosate as a Group 2A probable carcinogen — probable cause of cancer in the same category as creosote, among other noxious substances — is well-known and accepted, Monsanto's leverage means Roundup isn't likely to be pulled from store shelves in the U.S. any time soon. That leverage, however entertaining the resulting propaganda might be, bears potentially harmful consequences.

Comment: While the corporate criminality of biotech corporations like Monsanto and EPA collusion are nothing new, the evidence keeps mounting about how regulatory bodies like the EPA are willing to warp science and the truth to keep consumers in the dark and destroy human health and the environment in the process!


Vaccine activism victory: Parents stop Indiana's unethical HPV vaccine push

It took exactly one month to the day for an activated Indiana population to turn back efforts by their state's health department to coerce and pressure parents, outside of law, into having their children receive the potentially dangerous human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). Independent health journalist Jefferey Jaxen was contacted by two separate families telling of letters they received by their state's health departments regarding their child's HPV vaccine status. An article chronicling the incidents was immediately published to raise awareness on October 5th, 2015.

Investigation revealed that the official health department letters received did not state whether or not the HPV vaccine was mandatory. This grey area created confusion and anger as many states are currently moving to pass mandatory vaccination laws with potentially severe penalties. What was more striking was the fact that the children, who were named in the official state letters, were found because of their inclusion into a vaccine tracking list. The problem was that the parents never knowingly consented to their child's participation and inclusion onto this list. Investigations revealed that every state has a vaccine tracking list, or immunization information system, for children. With each step to coerce parents, omit vital information, and unethically push vaccines on children, states are losing major integrity.

Comment: Kudos to these parents for standing up to the dictates of nanny state - their actions may have saved countless lives:
SOTT Exclusive: The origins of the HPV vaccine - A case of corruption in science

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is possibly the most dangerous one on the market today. Supposedly designed to possibly prevent infections by certain types of human papillomavirus associated with the development of cervical cancer, genital warts, and other cancers, according to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), there were 41,236 adverse effects including 1,373 people disabled, 233 deaths, 705 life threatening cases and, 5,575 serious adverse effects up until September 2015.
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Sott Exclusive: The way the cookie crumbles and how to deal with canine and feline allergies

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Recently I got an invitation to appear on a local TV show about animals to talk about canine allergies and the role nutrition plays in their etiology. After I had seen the questions I was going to be presented with, I was delighted at the opportunity to share what I have learned over the years with a wider audience. Sometimes just a simple change of lifestyle is enough to cure many health problems in our pets and I am always happy to share this information with anyone who cares to listen.

Unfortunately it wasn't going to be. The way the cookie crumbles (or I should say the processed food pellet) in today's world is quite different: a few days before the show I was informed that the sponsors of the show (who happen to be a local distributor of well known pet food brand) insisted that I was an inappropriate choice of veterinarian. No big surprise here, everything you can see in the mainstream media is controlled by financial interests, including the news reports.


Modern science hates Homeopathy: So why is it more popular than ever?

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Does homeopathy actually work? It's a long-standing debate. Although the evidence is mounting that it doesn't, a lot of Americans seem to believe in it. According to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, about 3.3 million Americans spent $2.9 billion on homeopathic remedies in 2007. The alternative healing practice has a long list of famous acolytes, from W.B. Yeats, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, and Dizzy Gillespie to more recently, Cindy Crawford, Paul McCartney, Martina Navratilova and Oprah Winfrey. Even former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop called homeopathic physician Dr. Justice Gage Wright "a great model."

The idea behind homeopathy is simple: Dilute a concentrated tincture of crushed herbs, minerals and animal substances in a solution of alcohol or lactose. German physician Samuel Hahnemann, who conceived of homeopathy in the early 19th century in part due to his distrust of mainstream medical practices such as bloodletting, believed that substances that caused illness could also cure those same illnesses in a diluted form. He called it the "law of similars." The more diluted the substance, he believed, the more effective it was at treating symptoms.

Comment: This article is another glaring example of the Medical Mafia's crackdown on Alternative Medicine! Damage control really! Consider the fact that homeopathy is growing in popularity, contrary to the author's claim that, 'evidence is mounting' that Homeopathy doesn't actually work. Yvette d'Entremont aka "SciBabe" does a really lousy job in attempting to 'debunk' Homeopathy; after all it has withstood the test of time. Listen to the following Health and Wellness show for an interesting discussion about Alternative medicine and why modern medicine loves to hate on 'alternatives': The Health and Wellness Show - Alternative Medicine Overview


IV vitamin C proven effective in stopping some aggressive forms of cancer

High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s. It can completely shut down specific types of tumors. According to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators, scientists could one day harness vitamin C to develop targeted treatments.

Vitamin C has a broad spectrum antioxidant function with the ability to protect cell structures and DNA from free radical damage. It is remarkably safe even in enormously high doses. Compared to commonly used prescription drugs, side effects are virtually nonexistent. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells. Yet, through an array of enzymatic and metabolic reactions, vitamin C has an impressive ability to protect and treat and wide range of diseases, including cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the third most-common cancer diagnosed in the United States, with about 93,090 new cases each year. Around half of those cases harbor mutations in specific KRAS and BRAF genes; these forms of the disease are more aggressive and don't respond well to current therapies or chemotherapy.

Comment: For more on the anti-cancer effects of vitamin C see: