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Dental crowding arose 12,000 years ago with earliest farmers

Mesolithic jaw and teeth
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Lower jaw and teeth of a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer.
Hunter-gatherers had almost no malocclusion and dental crowding, and the condition first became common among the world's earliest farmers some 12,000 years ago in Southwest Asia, according to findings published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

By analysing the lower jaws and teeth crown dimensions of 292 archaeological skeletons from the Levant, Anatolia and Europe, from between 28,000-6,000 years ago, an international team of scientists have discovered a clear separation between European hunter-gatherers, Near Eastern/Anatolian semi-sedentary hunter-gatherers and transitional farmers, and European farmers, based on the form and structure of their jawbones.

Comment: Research Article: R. Pinhasi, V. Eshed, & N. von Cramon-Taubadel, "Incongruity between Affinity Patterns Based on Mandibular and Lower Dental Dimensions following the Transition to Agriculture in the Near East, Anatolia and Europe" published 04 Feb 2015

See also: Original 'Fall of Eden'? Agriculture is a "profoundly unnatural activity" and the "worst mistake in human history"

Syringe

Vaccine McCarthyism: The flaws in the vaccine paradigm

vaccine kid
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Did 2014 Mark the Collapse of the Vaccine Establishment?
Within the mainstream medical and scientific community there is an unassailable pseudo-truth that vaccines are safe and effective, whether administered individually or in combination. Within the vaccine injured children and autism movements there is also an unchallenged belief that vaccines are effective but not always safe. In this case, vaccine-injured children or adult family members were simply one of the rare cases where they received a hot lot vaccine or possessed biomolecular abnormalities, such as mitochondria dysfunction, and suffered the consequences. Even many parents with two children developing neurological complications after vaccination, will continue to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. Any medical physician, scientist, nurse, public health advocate, politician, or journalist who questions the myth of vaccine safety and efficacy are often immediately attacked, ridiculed, and designated a conspirator. In fact, the pro-vaccine propaganda machine sends forth articulate doctors and university scientists to engage in ad hominem personal attacks against vaccine dissenters.

However, what if all of these individuals and their organizations, their shadow lobbying foundations and think tanks, are wrong? What if the vaccine paradigm itself is flawed? What if vaccines have never been soundly confirmed to be safe and effective? What if the CDC, vaccine manufacturers, and the leading vaccine advocates knew of these discrepancies and contradictions, yet intentionally ignored them against the public interests and the well being of the American population? After several decades of studying the scientific literature regarding vaccines, following the money trails, and interviewing many dozens of toxicologists, immunologists, research physicians, pediatricians, and medical journalists the vaccine paradigm can now be accurately deconstructed with real independent science. The year, 2014, has been a particularly dismal year for the pro-vaccine movement. We are presenting the science that has unfolded during the past twelve months as indicative of a collapse in the modern vaccine paradigm.

Comment: For more on vaccines listen to this episode of the Health and Wellness Show on the Sott RadioNetwork

Ambulance

Another gift to the pharmaceutical industry: New "21st Century Cures" bill

It's called a 21st century bill, but this extraordinarily dense legislative proposal follows an old, 20th century paradigm: if there's an illness, create some new government-subsidized drugs to throw at it.

The "21st Century Cures Act" is close to 400 pages long. If enacted, it would dramatically alter the ways pharmaceutical and medical device products are regulated in the US.

The bill has not yet been introduced, but has broad support in the Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce Committee. It appeared that committee chair Fred Upton (R-MI) had broad bipartisan backing until his lead collaborators, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and ranking member Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), pulled their support. DeGette did not give a reason for her withdrawal; Pallone stated it was because the proposal creates more problems in the healthcare system than it solves, and that the draft bill does not include "any real dollars to fund additional basic research at the NIH."

Comment: "Although its stated purpose is to modernize medicine, it is mostly focused on streamlining the drug approval process and extending market exclusivity (and therefore profits) for drugs."

Just what Americans need more of: Corporate Drug Dealers! If that sounds dramatic read: 25 shocking facts about the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Book 2

A century later: Gandhi's Anti-Vaccine views ring true


Almost one century ago, Gandhi published a book where he deconstructed the dangers and lack of effectiveness of vaccines and the agendas surrounding them. His voice rings true now more than ever.


The internet meme below has been subject of a good bit of controversy. Not only is Gandhi taking what many today consider an extreme 'anti-vaxxer' stance, but some have questioned whether or not he ever made this statement, or statements like it.

The truth is that this quote only scratches the surface of Gandhi's biting critique of the dangers, inefficacy, and malfeasance associated with the vaccination campaigns of his time. Gandhi, of course, is history's most celebrated anti-imperialist, having almost single-handedly set into motion India's independence from British colonial rule. He was extremely sensitive to Western forms of control and oppression, and was able to apply his intellect to the manner in which the Western medical establishment was coercing millions of Indians to succumb to the unhealthy practice of smallpox and plague vaccination
Take 2

It's official: Americans lose faith in the CDC

As 2014 came to a close, the mainstream media and CDC desperately hoped that a last resort media blackout tactic would put to rest their well-deserved negative attention. Yet today, with 750,000,000 (on the way to one billion) #CDCwhistleblower Twitter impressions, it begs the question why this major story has not been investigated and given proper attention by mainstream media, enforcement agencies and worldwide medical oversight boards.

The fact remains that in 2004, top CDC researchers saw a major statistically significant link to increased autism caused in their MMR vaccines trials and they blatantly covered it up.

Due to the now infamous CDC whistle blower Dr. William Thompson's press release admitting purposeful neglect, what started as a bump in the night has now grown into a vicious monster with teeth under the beds of complicit CDC officials and a purposefully silent media. Angry parents are still angry and children are still being vaccine injured.

Comment: Read more about CDC whistleblower William Thompson's confession and why American's have lost faith in the CDC:

Heart

Cutting grains is not just about your waistline

So the holidays are well and gone but the lasting impression of food and drink on our bellies is not. You may be a 'January joiner' busy sweating away all those dinner rolls and apple pies right now in your local gym.

You may be one of those people who have a plan, oh yes a plan, and you are going to follow a diet that restricts everything from dairy to carbs. You will have a flat tummy by spring and you won't have to stuff yourself into those skinny jeans that you love and adore - you will slip into them with ease.

Or maybe you're the type of person who has to scream, "Check please!" right after consuming Eggs Benedict and a few cups of coffee. You've got a sensitive little diva gastric system, but the mind of a food lover.

There are also those who suffer from migraine headaches, arthritis, and such things as heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. As it turns out, according to Dr. William Davis, all of these people have something in common. They eat grains, and their bodies are not happy about it.

I got a chance to speak with Davis, bestselling author, cardiologist, and health crusader, about why he is so committed to a grain-free life and the undeniable results that have led him on this journey.

Comment: Makes complete sense! For more information, see:

Opening Pandora's Bread Box: The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease

Arrow Down

US stores sell mislabeled herbal supplements

Herbal Supplements
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Buffalo, New York - New York State wants certain herbal supplements pulled from store shelves. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said four major retailers sell supplements that have contaminants not identified on ingredient labels.

Schneiderman's office said mislabeled consumer products are posing unacceptable health hazards. They are calling on GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to make some changes.

DNA tests revealed, overall, 21 percent of the test results from store brand herbal supplements verified DNA from the plants listed on the products labeled.

Walmart had the poorest showing for DNA matching the products listed with only four percent, according to Schneiderman.

Details from Schneiderman below:

GNC:

- Six "Herbal Plus" brand herbal supplements per store were purchased and analyzed: Gingko Biloba, St. John's Wort, Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea, and Saw Palmetto. Purchased from four locations with representative stores in Binghamton, Harlem, Plattsburgh & Suffolk.

- Only one supplement consistently tested for its labeled contents: Garlic. One bottle of Saw Palmetto tested positive for containing DNA from the saw palmetto plant, while three others did not. The remaining four supplement types yielded mixed results, but none revealed DNA from the labeled herb.

- Of 120 DNA tests run on 24 bottles of the herbal products purchased, DNA matched label identification 22% of the time.

- Contaminants identified included asparagus, rice, primrose, alfalfa/clover, spruce, ranuncula, houseplant, allium, legume, saw palmetto, and Echinacea.
Health

How cell phone radiation exposure affects the blood

Blood is the essence of life. It is useful to examine the blood under a microscope to look for any changes in reaction to a stressor. In this exploratory study, ten human subjects were exposed to a cell phone radiation stressor. Their blood was examined under a dark-field microscope to look for changes, if any, from the cell phone microwave frequency. We also investigated whether there might be a protective effect on the blood from consuming the recommended Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) diet.

The world has rapidly changed over the past few decades with the advent of cell phones. Almost seven billion cell phones are now used worldwide, of which over five billion are in developing countries. As of January 2014, 90 percent of American adults possessed cell phones, and 58 percent of the users had smart phones.1 Due to increasing affordability along with the many useful functions that cell phones provide, the explosion in cell phone usage is not surprising. Indeed, they have become the leading technology in the brave new wireless world of communications.

THE SAFETY CONTROVERSY

Are cell phones completely safe? There is no consensus on how to address this question with its various complex, multifaceted issues. There are many factors to consider, such as the duration of exposure, a person's age, whether the radiation dose is cumulative or not, the long-term use over a person's lifetime, pregnancy, and how cell phones are being used - and stored - on the body.

Cell phones and smart phones are powered by microwaves, part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which range from 300 to 3,000 megahertz (MHz). The key frequencies used in cell phone communications worldwide are 850, 900, 1,800, and 1,900 MHz (1.9 gigaHz). (A microwave oven, which heats water and the water in food, works on 2450 MHz.)

Cell phones and smart phones both receive and emit these frequencies, smart phones emitting far more than the old clam-shell type of cell phone. The radiation they receive comes from cell phone towers, which is ambient, meaning that it is everywhere, and we are all receiving it, all the time. The radiation coming out of the smart phone is of much higher intensity than that coming from cell phone towers, unless one happens to be located very close to a tower.
Donut

Added fructose identified as major driver of type 2 diabetes and obesity 'epidemics'

azúcar en sodas
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A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings advises people to replace processed foods containing high levels of added sugars and fructose with whole foods such as fruit and vegetables.

Present guidelines from the Institute of Medicine allow for up to 25% of total daily calories to come from added sugars. However, added sugars such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup have been associated with the development of diabetes and other metabolic disorders that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

In the US, 1 in 11 people has type 2 diabetes - a total of around 29 million adults. Worldwide, the number of individuals diagnosed with the condition has more than doubled in recent times, from 153 million people in 1980 to 347 million in 2008.

Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes - also referred to as "borderline" diabetes - whereby their blood sugar levels are higher than they should be.

"Approximately 40% of US adults already have some degree of insulin resistance with projections that nearly the same percentage will eventually develop frank diabetes," says lead author James DiNicolantonio of Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO.

Comment: There is no biological need for carbohydrates in the diet. So if governmental dietary recommendations do not call for any restriction of carbohydrates, especially for those who are extremely sensitive such as diabetics, it tells us that those recommendations are not based on healthy science but on corporate greed. Take a stand against corruption, put down the apple a day and pass the bacon!

Syringe

Glaxo Smith Kline buried report linking vaccine to sudden deaths

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An Italian court has unearthed a formerly classified document that proves vaccines cause death, and that vaccine companies don't want you to know this. As published on the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) website, a 1,271-page report by British drug firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reveals that certain combination vaccines administered to children are known to cause sudden death, but the company chose to obscure and conceal this in official safety reports.

The document deals specifically with the Infanrix Hexa vaccine (combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, inactivated poliomyelitis and haemophilus influenza type B) made by GSK, as well as the Prevenar 13 vaccine by Pfizer and several other vaccines. It explains that, contrary to the skewed data presented by GSK suggesting that dozens of sudden death cases following vaccination were not linked to Infanrix Hexa, the same data broken down by time of occurrence reveals that the vaccine was, in fact, directly linked to the deaths.
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