Health & Wellness


Death toll from Ebola in West Africa rises to 603 since February

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The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

WHO said there were 85 new cases between July 8-12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as many residents feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

"It's very difficult for us to get into communities where there is hostility to outsiders," WHO spokesman Dan Epstein told a news briefing in Geneva. "We still face rumours, and suspicion and hostility. ... People are isolated, they're afraid, they're scared."

Sierra Leone recorded the highest number of deaths, which include confirmed, probable and suspect cases of Ebola, with 52. Liberia reported 13 and Guinea 3, according to the WHO figures.

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California officials see spike in whooping cough cases

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Whooping cough vaccine
Little Rebecca Hall hasn't had so much as a fever in her 14 months of life. Her mom Nakayla says it's because she's been diligent with her daughter's immunization schedule.

"It's completely important. she's gotten all of her vaccinations and she hasn't been sick once," she said.

But health officials are concerned, because Yolo County is seeing a spike in whooping cough cases stronger than the rise in other California counties.

"It's most concerning because infants can become seriously ill and die from pertussis," said Dr. Constance Caldwell with the Yolo County Health Department.

She's puzzled by the spike, because nearly 95 percent of kids in Yolo County public schools are vaccinated.

"We have not seen the dramatic decline in the use of vaccine in this county that some other counties have seen," she said.

Comment: Whooping cough evolving in the world thanks to the vaccine
Read more critical information on vaccinations here:

Doctor Calls for Truth on Vaccines
Vaccines: Crossing Immunological Boundaries
Polish study: No historical benefit in vaccines
Parents Distrust, Delay Vaccines, Survey Finds
Historical Data Shows Vaccines are Not what Saved Us
More parents claim vaccine-autism link
Historical Facts About the Dangers (and Failures) of Vaccines


The oldest people on Earth are all smokers!

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Smokers die "early"...

While this cannot really be considered scientific evidence, it is a fact nevertheless.

The oldest people on Earth are all smokers.

According to the World Health Organization and the statisticians of the anti-tobacco cartel, however, these are (or will be) all premature deaths, for the simple reason that they are smokers. Therefore, these individuals did (or will) add to the smoking-related death epidemic figures that the charlatans of the numerous anti-tobacco organizations keep waving in front of politicians, media, and public.

FORCES wishes to thank Wanda Hamilton for her usual, meticulously accurate work.

World's oldest -- All smokers
(Original compilation by Wanda Hamilton)

Says who that smoking kills? Good habits such as smoking are the secret of good life - In spite of the drumming propaganda, every record of super-longevity belongs to smokers. Here is the case of Zhang Shuqing, a centenarian in Pixian, Sichuan, China, turned 100 on May 7, and who "buried" his own daughter - probably a non smoker! - eight years ago. Jokes aside, one is to think and really ponder on this. Record-setters of longevity are ALL smokers with a lot of other "bad" habits: Zhang also eats like a pig, including a daily bowl of pork fat! A paradox? Hold on: what is a paradox? Something contrary to scientifically established facts, or contrary to BELIEFS passed as scientific facts? Let's face it: if smoking were such a "bad" habit Zhang and so many like him would not be here to prove the opposite, would they?

Acid Reflux - A malady of those who eat mainly carbs

Acid reflux is a condition where gastric acid is regurgitated into the esophagus causing heartburn and other symptoms including indigestion, bloating, and difficulty swallowing. The overall cause of acid reflux or GERD is intra-abdominal pressure.

This increase in pressure will cause acid reflux, however, other issues such as being overweight, lying down after eating a large meal, pregnancy, alcohol, leaky gut and certain acidic trigger foods can also lead to acid reflux and heartburn.

If you want acid reflux relief fast, you must address these root causes.

Acid reflux diet

When looking for acid reflux cures you will want to first change your diet. There are specific foods that are essential to natural treatment of acid reflux including:

Ginger - Is anti-inflammatory and helps promote digestion.

Aloe Vera - Aloe Vera juice helps with acid/alkaline balance of the digestive system and reduces yeast fermentation. Yeast fermentation occurs when there is an overgrowth of the normal yeast balance in our gut causing a fermentation process that leads to an increase of intra-abdominal pressure.

Fennel - A perennial herb that is also categorized as a vegetable, has been shown to improve stomach function by balancing pH. Add fennel to soups and salads as a delicious way to consume this important herb.

Organic chicken or turkey - These meats are low in fat and easy to digest, just make sure you chew it well before swallowing in order to activate the proper enzymes, which aid in digestion.

Comment: The digestive system is perfectly capable of digesting fat. It is a diet rich in carbs - which in turn is rich in anti nutrients - the one which destroys our digestive system. Those who want to heal their acid reflux must above all avoid GMOs, soy, gluten and dairy like the plague. People going on a ketogenic diet - typically rich in animal saturated fat - often restore their gut issues. For more information see:

- Got Digestive Problems? Take it Easy on the Veggies
- Six signs you're gluten intolerant - and don't even know it
- The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview

Evil Rays

Russians find electromagnetic radiation increasingly worrisome

A resident of the Moscow Region, Nikolai Lesnikov, has won a lawsuit he had filed a while ago demanding the removal of the cell phone tower that had been put up just 20 meters away from his home. Ever more Russians these days come to understand the risks the electromagnetic pollution of the environment is fraught with. However, no national program for studying and preventing this danger exists yet.

Lesnikov took the mobile phone operator MTS to court late last year. He argued that the company had abused his constitutional right to a favorable environment. In his complaint, he asked the court to oblige the defendants to remove the tower, located just 20 meters away from his country home.

The MTS's proxy in court insisted that the radiation from all base stations fitted in with the established rules and the level of radiation was lower than that from a microwave, a neon light or from radio and television transmitters.

The court's verdict was in the plaintiff's favor. The MTS is obliged to dismantle the tower within four months following the moment the decision takes effect.

The federal service for supervision in the sphere of communications and information technologies (Roskomnadzor) said the other day it had exposed over 1,500 cases in which cell phone operators had violated the requirements for the parameters of radio-electronic devices. The inspection was launched in view of the quick growth in the number of radio-electronic equipment across the nation accompanying the boom in new communication and broadcasting technologies.

Comment: WiFi to kill millions, with its effects being cumulative over generations

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European Leaders Call for Ban of Cell Phones and WiFi in Schools

Telecom company patent admits wireless radiation is harmful

Alarm Clock

Congressional panel says: Americans are too stupid for GMO labeling

It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.

The issue was genetically modified organisms, or GMOs as they're often known in the food industry. And members of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, as well as their four experts, agreed that the genetic engineering of food crops has been a thorough success responsible for feeding the hungry, improving nutrition and reducing the use of pesticides.

Comment: 'Genetic Engineering of food crops had been a thorough success' Seriously?! Could the lies spouted by the Biotechnology industry get anymore ridiculous? In particular the claims about GMO's 'improving nutrition and reducing the use of pesticides' The following articles are just a few examples totally discrediting the 'statements' of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture:

People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they're eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.
Life Preserver

Hemoglobin A1c ( HbA1c ) - The modifiable predictor of heart disease that goes down with a ketogenic diet

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health believe that lowering blood glucose levels could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in both diabetics and non-diabetics.

The researchers found that hemoglobin A1c ( HbA1c ) - a measure of long-term blood glucose level - predicts heart disease risk in both diabetics and non-diabetics.

An elevated blood glucose level is the defining feature of diabetes, but until now it was unclear whether elevated glucose levels contributed independently to increasing heart-disease risk.

The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"Our results suggest that improving blood-glucose control may reduce heart disease risk," said Elizabeth Selvin, lead author of the study and at Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology.

For non-diabetics, lifestyle modifications, such as increased physical activity, weight loss and eating a healthful, low-glycemic, index diet rich in fiber, fruit and vegetables, may not only help prevent diabetes, but also reduce the risk of heart disease," she said.

Comment: A diet rich in fiber, fruit and vegetables is a diet rich in sugar. This has been the standard dietary recommendations for decades, resulting in a historical unprecedented health catastrophe which didn't existed before. It is a diet low in carbs and rich in animal fats the one which cures diabetes and lowers your risk for cardiovascular disease. See:

The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview
Solve Your Health Issues with a Ketogenic Diet
Type 1 diabetes...cured?
It's official - Time to drop hazardous low fat guidelines

Comment: An important next step is to incorporate strategies for lowering HbA1c. Indeed! Start here:

Sweden becomes first Western nation to reject low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition


Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early

Elderly woman smelling fresh-picked dandelions. A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain.
A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain, according to the results of four research trials reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen.

In two of the studies, the decreased ability to identify odors was significantly associated with loss of brain cell function and progression to Alzheimer's disease. In two other studies, the level of beta-amyloid detected in the eye (a) was significantly correlated with the burden of beta-amyloid in the brain and (b) allowed researchers to accurately identify the people with Alzheimer's in the studies.

Beta-amyloid protein is the primary material found in the sticky brain "plaques" characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. It is known to build up in the brain many years before typical Alzheimer's symptoms of memory loss and other cognitive problems.

"In the face of the growing worldwide Alzheimer's disease epidemic, there is a pressing need for simple, less invasive diagnostic tests that will identify the risk of Alzheimer's much earlier in the disease process," said Heather Snyder, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association director of Medical and Scientific Operations. "This is especially true as Alzheimer's researchers move treatment and prevention trials earlier in the course of the disease."

The inside scoop on sparkling water

Forget everything you heard about leaching minerals and eroding tooth enamel - it's just water with bubbles.

Carbonated water is water in which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved, thus creating tiny bubbles. It's what gives soft drinks their almost irresistible effervescence, but its allure is thousands of years old. Julius Caesar, for instance, had a spa built around the naturally carbonated springs of Vichy, in France, and to this day, balneologists (not your run-of-the-mill therapeutic specialists) recommend drinking Vichy water, notable for its sodium bicarbonate content, as a digestif.

Artificially carbonated water was invented by chemist Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1804), who published his findings in a 1772 paper titled "Directions for Impregnating Water with Fixed Air." He's most famously known, by the way, as the scientist who identified the gas oxygen, and as luck would have it, this coming Sunday is Oxygen Day at the Joseph Priestley House, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. I can only wonder what Priestley, one of the world's great free-thinkers, would make of the current nonsense about the alleged harmful effects of carbonated water.
Evil Rays

WiFi to kill millions, with its effects being cumulative over generations

WiFi - An invisible but ubiquitous threat to the future of the species

"Of the microwave-exposed women, 47.7% had miscarriages prior to the 7th week of pregnancy...."

- Professor John R. Goldsmith, International Consultant / Advisor for Radio-Frequency Communication, Epidemiology and Communications Sciences Advisor to the WHO

Today I conducted one of the most disturbing radio interviews of my life as host of "The Real Deal", with a British physicist and electronic warfare expert, Barrie Trower.

By the time he had finished his service in the military, Barrie had acquired a great deal of expertise in the microwave field and he extended his research to common electronic systems, including cell phones, iPods, computer games and microwave ovens.

He was appalled to discover that microwave radiation is ubiquitous and extremely hazardous, especially to pregnant women and young children. The risks are so great that the use of WiFi, which is enormously popular, can lead to permanent genetic damage to your children and your children's children. Here is his personal warning in his own words:

Comment: Another interesting interview with Barry Trower