Health & Wellness


Are you ready? The Vaccine Culture War in America

Unexplained chronic disease and vaccine injury are prominent in America. The future of our health freedom is in our hands.

More than 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with HIV 1 but government officials do not ban HIV infected children and adults from attending school, receiving medical care, being employed, or otherwise participating in society. In fact, there are anti-discrimination laws that guarantee civil rights protections for Americans infected with HIV or living with AIDS. 2


The holistic approach of Africa's rich resource of traditional medicine

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it has been estimated that "about 80% of the population in developing countries depends on traditional medicine for their Primary Health Care (PHC) needs." What is presently known as 'conventional medicine' has its origins in the West.

Though this is arguably the most prominent form of medicine today, it is not accessible to, or the first choice for, everyone. Therefore, many still rely on traditional medicine even today. Some forms of traditional medicine include: traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine (which has origins in ancient Indian society), and traditional African medicine. It is the last of these examples that this article will examine.

The Prevalence of Traditional African Medicine

In the continent of Africa, traditional (or ancestral) African medicine seems to be much more prevalent compared to conventional, Western medicine. In West Africa, for instance, it has been estimated that between 70-80% of the population rely on traditional medicine. Such figures, however, are not unique to that part of Africa alone, but may even be applied to the whole continent. In the countries of the WHO - African Region, it has been claimed that "60-80% of people rely on African traditional medicine for their primary health care."

Comment: Although Western nations have been heavily influenced by allopathic medicine, the wisdom of traditional medical and alternative healing practices has been gaining ground in the West, despite the machinations of BigPharma.


Toronto residents given iodine pills as nuclear disaster precaution

Comment: Iodine supplementation has many benefits beyond just protection against radiation.

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Residents and businesses within 10 kms of the the Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations will receive potassium iodide pills, meant to protect in case of the nuclear disaster.
If you live in Durham Region or Scarborough, you may have just been mailed a package of pills in a calming sky blue box. Those pills are meant to protect you in the event of a nuclear disaster — a disaster that you, living within a sensitive 10km zone surrounding the Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations, would be on the frontlines of.

"A serious nuclear accident is extremely unlikely," says Ontario Power Generation (OPG) spokesperson Neal Kelly.

"(But) we worked with Toronto Health and Durham Health and we came up with a plan."

200,000 homes and businesses have just received potassium iodide (KI) pills in a $1.5 million OPG-funded project that is being run in conjunction with Durham Region and the City of Toronto. Also known as RadBlock, the pills prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine, thus reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. As a gas, radioactive iodine can travel quickly and is easily inhaled.

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No more fasting during labor, a common sense approach


If you've given birth to date, then in addition to labor and delivery pains you likely experienced hunger and thirst pangs as well.
Many pregnant women may now be releasing a big sigh of relief, as the American Society of Anesthesiologists released new guidance last week reversing their long-held position of requiring women in labor to fast. They are now saying instead that "most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labor." New research presented at the Anesthesiology 2015 annual meeting in late October supports this recommendation.

Comment: It's only common sense that one would need nourishing food to fuel the body when in labor.
See more: Fetal cells permeate blood brain barrier of mother lasting a lifetime


What is health? An alternative definition

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There's no shortage of discussion about the factors that contribute to health and how to optimize and improve it. But what is health, really? How do we define it? And can the way we define health actually influence our experience of it?

A few weeks ago, I taught a seminar for clinicians in Pennsylvania. During the Q&A period, someone asked what I think is a very important—and underrated—question: what is health?

The concept of health is so familiar that many of us have never thought much about what it really means. That was certainly true for me prior to my decade-long struggle with chronic illness that began in my early 20s.

If asked, I suspect most people would define health as "the absence of disease." And in fact, if you look up "health" in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you'll find a very similar definition: "the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially: freedom from physical disease or pain."

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Thanks to the FDA you can say goodbye to medical Curcumin

The FDA continues its war on the compounding of custom medications by eliminating even more dietary ingredients.

Curcumin is the most important ingredient of the Indian herb turmeric. You probably have it in your kitchen as a yellow spice.

From a health standpoint, this herb is a miracle. It is tremendously anti-inflammatory and has so many health benefits it would take a book to list them all.

Naturally the drug industry wishes it could be patented as a drug. That won't happen, because natural foods generally cannot be patented. FDA to the rescue! The agency has just ruled that curcumin cannot be used in a compounded medication—that is in a medication prepared just for you by a specialized pharmacy.

Comment: As the article states, the FDA could very well be 'using bogus reasoning to whittle down what ingredients can be used in compounding, the FDA is once again doing the bidding of the very companies the agency is supposed to be regulating'. Big Pharma is not pleased when 'alternatives' out perform their toxic drugs!
The health benefits of both turmeric and curcumin as an herbal medicine is currently catching major attention. Turmeric possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, acting simultaneously as an antiseptic used for treating wounds and as a solution for inflammatory complications. Turmeric supplements are quickly becoming a 'must-have' for every household. It is common, inexpensive, and provides potent health-promoting with simplicity - so much so that it has been found to positively affect over 530 diseases. Even with the smallest amount of turmeric you will undoubtedly see incredible improvements in your health.


Pornography unlike other addictions according to researchers; neurological response differs

Although we've been told that pornography is an addiction, it turns out that isn't the case at all. A new study says the brain activity of "porn addicts" actually decreases when viewing X-rated images.

The research, published in the journal Biological Psychology, "provides clear evidence that porn does not look like other addictions," Dr. Nicole Prause, sexual psychophysiologist, neuroscientist, and lead author of the study, told Medical Daily.

Prause and her colleagues examined 122 men and women, 55 of whom reported a "porn problem." While an EEG recorded the participants' brain activity, the volunteers viewed photos categorized as pleasant, neutral, and unpleasant. Half of the pleasant photos were erotic.

In particular, the researchers were focused on something called the "late positive potential (LPP)," which is a common measure for the intensity of the brain's emotional response at a given moment. "The size of the late positive potential reflects the intensity of an emotional response,"Dr. Dean Sabatinelli, co-author and an associate professor at University of Georgia, explained in a press release.

So, for example, if someone addicted to nicotine were to view a photo of a cigarette, their LPP would intensify. The same goes for cocaine addicts, who would experience an "increased LPP to cocaine-related pictures," the study notes.
But that simply doesn't happen with porn. In fact, those who identified themselves as porn addicts showed a lower - not higher - late positive potential when viewing sexually explicit images.

Even those who said they had experienced "major problems" with their porn usage "showed decreased brain reactions when shown the sexual images, rather than heightened activity," according to the research. According to Prause, this finding "means it is not appropriate to call porn addicting from a scientific perspective."

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New study reluctantly admits: Human blood is not "Roundup Ready"

Much of the focus of late has been on the toxicity of the main ingredient in Roundup 'weedkiller,' namely, glyphosate. And rightly so: far from being 'practically non-toxic,' as advertising copy once bragged,[i] the chemical has recently been shown to exhibit toxicity in the parts-per-trillion concentration range, and is being found literally everywhere: in the water, soil, air, rain and our food. But very little research has been performed on its metabolites and so-called 'inactive ingredients' - until now.

A new study, published in Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology titled, "The effect of metabolites and impurities of glyphosate on human erythrocytes (in vitro)," reveals that the problem with the growing global contamination of the biosphere with agrichemicals used in the farming of genetically modified foods is far worse than most will either admit or acknowledge.

The researchers describe the background context of their study:
"Today, the dissemination of glyphosate in the environment increases, and humans are permanently exposed to its action. Worstcase scenario provides even ten-fold increase of using a glyphosate in the following years [32]. Considering the widespread and frequent use of glyphosate throughout in world, thus the current risk assessment is important because the exposure will concern not only the users of the preparations containing glyphosate, but also those who do not have direct contact with that herbicide."

Comment: While this study was released back in 2014, it is yet another confirmation that Monsanto is secretly poisoning the population with Roundup. Covering up the toxic effects of their products is nothing new for Monsanto, they're experts at it. And they will continue to claim their products are safe! Hence why so many researchers and consumers are stating: Don't label GMOs: New study shows why Roundup herbicide should be banned.

As if death by multiple poisoning from Glyphosate and Roundup is not enough to get 'so called regulators' like the EPA and the USDA to act. It really comes comes down to consumers making informed decisions. It is important to note that not only do GMO foods contain RoundUp but also, popular foods containing wheat are 'treated' with the herbicide RoundUp just before harvest:
"According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as of 2012, 99 percent of durum wheat, 97 percent of spring wheat, and 61 percent of winter wheat has been doused with Roundup as part of the harvesting process," the post claimed, though a link to these USDA statistics was not provided. One source on that blog post was an article in the Examiner. That article made the same claim about glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp.

The Examiner provided a chart from a USDA database, indicating that indeed, almost all of these types of wheat receive applications of glyphosate, even though there is no RoundUp-resistant wheat that is approved for mainstream use in the United States. According to Examiner, Barley is also treated with RoundUp right before harvest. Curious social media users began wondering what else, besides wheat, might be sprayed with RoundUp just before harvest.

According to Monsanto literature, farmers are encouraged to conduct pre-harvest RoundUp applications on many crops. Monsanto explains how to most efficiently use RoundUp as a pre-harvest treatment of wheat, feed barley, oats, canola, flax, peas, lentils, and dry beans.

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What next? WHO set to classify 'aging' as a disease to benefit BigPharma

We have new pharmaceuticals being introduced every year for fictitious and nonsensical diagnoses such as Mathematics Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Orthorexia Nervosa (healthy eating) and so many other inventions called diseases for the sole purpose of selling more drugs. In what many critics are calling lunacy of unimaginable proportions, The World Health Organization (WHO) now plans to lay down the framework that will set the precedent for classifying aging, something that should be embraced and celebrated, into a disease with elaborate protocols expected to be finalized in 2018.

Most people in modern times have been somewhat unanimous that wrinkles, grief and homosexuality are not diseases, although not if you ask the WHO, all of the above may soon be classified as a disease given enough time.

What is considered to be normal and what is considered to be diseased is strongly influenced by historical context. Matters once considered to be diseases are no longer classified as such. For example, when black slaves ran away from plantations they were labeled to suffer from drapetomania and medical treatment was used to try to "cure" them.

Comment: It has become glaringly obvious that the World 'Health' Organization operates primarily for the benefit of BigPharma, which is now unsurprisingly one of the most loathed industries in the U.S.


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