Health & Wellness


Superbugs threaten return to 'dark ages'

Tens of thousands of people are already dying of infections that have evolved resistance to common treatments
Britain will lead a global fightback against antibiotic-resistant superbugs to prevent the world from being "cast back into the dark ages of medicine", David Cameron is to announce today.

The rise of untreatable bacteria threatens an "unthinkable scenario" where minor infections could once again kill, the prime minister told The Times in a warning about what he described as one of the biggest health threats facing the world.

Tens of thousands of people are already dying of infections that have evolved resistance to common treatments and the World Health Organisation has warned that routine operations and minor scratches could become fatal if nothing is done.

Comment: See also: Buyer beware! 85% of those contracting measles in California are fully vaccinated

Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

Ebola "out of control in West Africa" - deaths surge to 467, a 38% increase in one week - WHO


Yes, there's wood pulp in burgers

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On Monday, Quartz published an article by Devin Cohen titled, There is a Secret Ingredient in Your Burgers: Wood Pulp. Given the headline and people's already present suspicion regarding all of the shady and potentially dangerous ingredients hidden in food items, the article gained a lot of traction.

In subsequent days, most journalists and bloggers have focused on the dangers of this additive (unclear) and whether or not it is pervasive throughout the food chain as opposed to just fast food (it appears to be).

The one angle that has not been explored as much is the overall trend. Let's go ahead and assume that wood pulp is a safe thing to consume, it certainly seems to have no nutritional value whatsoever. So why are companies inserting it into food items?

To mask inflation and earn more profits most likely. This was a major theme I focused on last year in a series of pieces on stealth inflation and food fraud, a couple of which can be read below:

New Study Shows 59% of "Tuna" Sold in the U.S. Isn't Tuna

New Study Shows: Food Fraud Soared 60% Last Year

Buyer beware! 85% of those contracting measles in California are fully vaccinated

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Saturday, June 14, 2014, around 10AM while having breakfast, this writer was listening to KYW 1060 All News Radio, a CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when to her great surprise she heard a news report that caught her off-guard. Why off-guard? Well, it was a report, plus statistic, regarding measles and the percentage of those contracting the disease who are fully vaccinated. Paraphrasing, the report went something like this, since she cannot locate it on the Internet or KYW's home page:
The current all-time-high measles outbreak in California since measles was 'eradicated' due to vaccines and vaccinations, has local health authorities stumped because 85% of those contracting measles were fully vaccinated!

What an admission - and over the airwaves! That's something vaccine safety advocates have warned about but health authorities deliberately ignore while continually contending it is the non-vaccinated who are spreading measles. Wake up, people!

Comment: For more on the dangers of vaccines see: Why-You-Should-Avoid-Taking-Vaccines


Ebola "out of control in West Africa" - deaths surge to 467, a 38% increase in one week - WHO

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Doctors work in a laboratory on collected samples of the Ebola virus

The outbreak of deadly Ebola virus is scything through West Africa with the number of deaths rising sharply over the past week to 467 people, the World Health Organisation said in its latest report on the uncontrollable epidemic.

In addition to the confirmed deaths in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the WHO announced that the number of confirmed or suspected cases of the virus has risen to 759. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) has a mortality rate of up to 90 percent.

"As of 30 June 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in the three countries stands at 759, including 467 deaths," WHO said in their latest alert statement.

The new update shows a 38 percent increase in the number of deaths and a 27 percent rise in the number of suspected cases since the WHO update last Tuesday, making it West Africa's deadliest Ebola epidemic on record. Last week, the death toll from Ebola stood at 399 as of June out of 635 cases.

Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

New Flu Virus
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Scientists express horror over the creation of a virus that could render the human immune system defenceless.
A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has genetically manipulated the 2009 strain of pandemic flu in order for it to "escape" the control of the immune system's neutralising antibodies, effectively making the human population defenceless against its reemergence.

Most of the world today has developed some level of immunity to the 2009 pandemic flu virus, which means that it can now be treated as less dangerous "seasonal flu". However, The Independent understands that Professor Kawaoka intentionally set out to see if it was possible to convert it to a pre-pandemic state in order to analyse the genetic changes involved.

The study is not published, however some scientists who are aware of it are horrified that Dr Kawaoka was allowed to deliberately remove the only defence against a strain of flu virus that has already demonstrated its ability to create a deadly pandemic that killed as many as 500,000 people in the first year of its emergence.

Professor Kawaoka has so far kept details of the research out of the public domain but admitted today that the work is complete and ready for submission to a scientific journal. The experiment was designed to monitor the changes to the 2009 H1N1 strain of virus that would enable it to escape immune protection in order to improve the design of vaccines, he said.

"Through selection of immune escape viruses in the laboratory under appropriate containment conditions, we were able to identify the key regions [that] would enable 2009 H1N1 viruses to escape immunity," Professor Kawaoka said in an email.

"Viruses in clinical isolates have been identified that have these same changes in the [viral protein]. This shows that escape viruses emerge in nature and laboratory studies like ours have relevance to what occurs in nature," he said.

Drink walkers do it because their friends think it's OK

Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury and fatality.
Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found.

Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety -- Queensland (CARRS-Q), said in a survey of young people aged 17 to 25, friends were the strongest influence on their intentions to drink walk.

"Drink walking, or walking while intoxicated in a public place, is linked to increased risk of injury and fatality," Dr Lewis said.

In a survey, published in Transportation Research, more than 50 per cent of participants said they had walked while intoxicated in the previous six months together with evidence that some young people intended to drink walk in the future.

"The study found that the risks associated with drink walking were seen to be less dangerous than drink driving, however, research shows that in Australia on average 100 alcohol-affected pedestrians are killed each year," Dr Lewis said.

"That equates to more than 5 per cent of all road crash fatalities."

Dr Lewis said the study looked at friends, parents and peers and found friends could significantly influence a young person's decision to drink walk.

Comment: The reader might be interested in reading the following articles:

Teen alcohol and marijuana use can negatively affect brain development into adulthood

Chronic Voluntary Alcohol Consumption Impairs Neurogenesis

Even low alcohol consumption has a negative impact on overall health

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The gluten intolerance epidemic: Monsanto's hegelian dialectic dream come true

Just last month, researchers published a new research paper in the Journal of Cereal Science (tagline: "Cereal Science for Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability") all about how genetic engineering could save the millions of people suffering daily from gluten intolerance.

Gluten-free foods have now become a $4 billion dollar industry. More and more people are realizing every day that they aren't as sick as they thought they were - that a reaction to the gluten from wheat found in thousands of products on their grocery store shelves is actually damaging the lining of their intestine, rendering them unable to absorb nutrients properly, which manifests all sorts of horrible health issues. Gluten intolerance and celiac disease can actually present as over 200 different symptoms.

Comment: Add this latest development in 'glyphosate proliferation' to the list of negative health effects associated with RoundUp:

Death by Multiple Poisoning, Glyphosate and Roundup
Is Monsanto's Herbicide Harming Male Fertility?
Research: Roundup Diluted by 450-Fold is Still Toxic to DNA
Groundbreaking Study Shows Roundup Link to Birth Defects
Monsanto's Roundup is Causing DNA and Cellular Damage
Monsanto™ Roundup Ready Crops Leading to Mental Illness, Obesity
Monsanto's Infertility-Linked Roundup Found in All Urine Samples Tested
Study shows: Lethality of Roundup 'weedkiller' extends beyond plants to humans
Monsanto's Roundup devastating gut health, contributing to overgrowth of deadly bacteria


Diet, cholesterol and lipoproteins explained in human terms

Peter Attia

Few things in nutrition and public health are as controversial as cholesterol and heart disease risk, as well as how the two are affected by diet.There is an immense amount of research on this topic, but a lot of it is tainted by bias and commercial influences.

Additionally, a large percentage of health professionals seem to be basing their recommendations on knowledge that became outdated many years ago.

In the video above, Dr. Peter Attia, a medical doctor and one of the founders of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSi), explains everything you need to know about diet, cholesterol and lipoproteins.If you're a nutrition enthusiast (likely if you're reading this), then I highly recommend that you watch this video, even more than once.This video explains better than anything I've ever seen how all of these things are related to diet and how they affect our risk of heart disease.

All of this is a critical piece of the puzzle if you want to understand the complex interactions between fat, carbs, diet and health.

Scientific evidence suggests the vaccine-autism link can no longer be ignored

Caption of Rob Schneider's video outlining the vaccine-autsim link. Vaccine manufactures and medical ‘experts’ with drug industry connections have been aware of the multiple dangers associated with vaccinations for over 30 years.
Concerns regarding vaccinations continue to increase exponentially in light of all of the information and documentation that has surfaced over the past few years. As a result, corporate media has responded to alternative media, stating that the increase of persons who are choosing to opt out of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule is a result of 'fear mongering.' This may not be too surprising as the corporate media is owned by the major vaccine manufacturers, and the major vaccine manufacturers are owned by corporate media(1)(2)(3)(4). Given this fact, it's easy to fathom the possibility that these institutions are desperately trying to protect the reputation of their product.

For example, if we take a look at GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, they are owned by the same financial institutions and groups that own Time Warner (CNN, HBO etc.) and General Electric (NBC, Comcast, Universal Pictures etc.).(1)(2)(3)(4) This is seen throughout all of the major vaccine manufacturers and all of the 6 corporations that control our mainstream media. Keep in mind that these are the major funders of all 'medical research' that's used to administer drugs and vaccinations. Despite these connections, medical research and documentation exists to show that vaccines might indeed be a cause for concern.

Study shows GMO insulin causes Type 1 diabetes in Type 2 diabetics

A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics.
GMO insulin
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Last year, we reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 type 2 diabetic patients that found insulin monotherapy doubled their risk of all-cause mortality, in addition to significantly increasing their risk for diabetes-related complications and cancer. Insulin monotherapy resulted in:
  • 2.0 times more myocardial infarctions.
  • 1.7 time more major adverse cardiac events
  • 1.4 time more strokes
  • 3.5 times more renal complications
  • 2.1 time more neuropathy
  • 1.2 times more eye complications
  • 1.4 times more cancer
  • 2.2 times more deaths