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Life Preserver

Nutritional support that helps optimize liver function and remove toxins

Optimizing liver function helps ensure the body can effectively rid itself of pollutants, heavy metals and various other toxins. Supporting liver health is paramount to our health and well-being. It becomes especially important as we age because liver function naturally declines. Herbs and nutraceuticals that improve liver health can help ensure it is working at peak capacity and no toxins slip through and damage our cells.

Supplementing for Liver Health is Vital

Environmental toxins are a major concern in our modern world, and sadly they are unavoidable. Pesticides and other pollutants sprayed on crops don't just affect the food we eat, they contaminate the air we breath and leach into our drinking water. Even when choosing organically grown crops, the soil is almost always contaminated with these harmful chemicals, organic soil is becoming a rare commodity.

Our body cannot keep up with the increasing toxic burden of our world. Environmental toxins aside, it also has to deal with the endogenous toxins that are a byproduct of cellular energy production. Pharmaceutical medications can also impair liver function, with an enormous amount of the population taking some sort of medication, if not many, this is a problem.

Comment: In addition to environmental toxins, the spiraling consumption of dietary sugar has caused non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which barely existed three decades ago, to become the most common liver disease in America.

Eating healthy is important for our health, but it isn't enough to maintain optimal liver and cellular function anymore. The foods we eat just don't contain the same nutritional value as they did even 50 years ago, making it virtually impossible to achieve the recommended nutritional intake through diet alone. This is where supplements come in, they have become a necessity in this day and age.

Comment: Additional resources to help detoxify the liver:


Jane Goodall on GMO's: "I truly believe we're poisoning ourselves"

Jane Goodall speaks in support of Steven Druker's book, "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth".
Primatologist Jane Goodall was speaking in Salt Lake City at a sold-out event Friday evening about her work and the future of chimpanzees. But in the afternoon, she lent her fame and clout to a more controversial cause. Goodall appeared with Steven Druker, the author of a book that aims to wipe out genetically modified organisms from the world's food supply.

In a talk sponsored by the Pax Natura Foundation, Jane Goodall thanked Steven Druker for writing his book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. She herself wrote the forward and she said the book substantiated her concerns that genetically engineered foods were dangerous.


Dog infects four humans with the plague: Researchers fear outbreak could involve human-to-human transmission

A dog has spread the plague to four people in Colorado, in an outbreak officials say could involve the first person-to-person transmission of the infection in the US in 90 years

A study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the infection was spread when a pitbull terrier was taken ill and eventually put down by vets. The two vets who treated the animal, his owner and a friend of the owner developed similar symptoms as the dog shortly afterwards and tested positive for Yersinia pestis, which causes the plague.

All four were treated with antibiotics and made a full recovery, NBC reports.

Dr John Douglas, director of Colorado's Tri-County Health Department, said there are eight cases of the plague in humans each year on average. "Plague is virtually always confined in this day and age to rural regions in the West," he told the network. "That is because the vector of plague is typically the prairie dog although there are other rodents that can transmit as well."


The cure for brain diseases is in your gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.
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Why are we making such little progress in our attempts to uncover the causes of various forms of brain degeneration? These days we frequently hear about breakthroughs in our understanding of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, but when the discussion turns to the brain, there seems to be very little news.

Medical research continues to operate with a reductionist mentality. The human body is looked upon as simply a compilation of various parts and systems, and each of these is looked upon as functioning independent of the others.

Many attribute the tenants of reductionism to the 17th-century French philosopher and mathematician Renée Decartes, who, in 1637, proposed that the world and all living beings were basically like machines, made up of clockwork mechanisms. In his Discourses, he argued that animate beings could be taken apart, studied, and then reassembled to gain a better perspective as to the meaning of the larger picture.

And so it is that, by and large, research endeavors attempting to understand what causes the brain to degenerate in conditions like Parkinson's disease or ALS focus on the nervous system. These are devastating conditions for which modern medicine offers up no cure. And it may well be that clinging to this reductionist approach—one that sees the brain and its myriad diseases as existing apart from the rest of the body—underlies our failure to uncover the causes and therefore treatments for some of our most feared maladies.

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Mainstream medical myths & alternative healing pitfalls

Staying healthy is hard enough without intentional disinformation. Basic science and logic can reveal the life-saving truths forbidden by our medical industrial complex and corporate media.

It's hard to find anyone who does not believe in the Germ Theory of Disease or that butter will clog your arteries or that we are somehow defective and at the mercy of a genetic weakness. These fictions have spanned several generations; most doctors and the misinformed public accept them without question.

While the medical system has made great strides in trauma care and intervention, it fails miserably at prevention and the treatment of chronic disease. What's ironic is that many naturalistic physicians and supplement makers work from the same faulty "need the right drug" idea and could be more effective if they recognized the electro-chemical nature of life and broadened their focus toward manipulating macro-conditions favorable for cellular health. Then again, the marketing of everything has resulted in confusion everywhere.

Red Flag

One nation under vaccine manufacturers: Constitutional violations and lack of ethics

It is becoming clear that as states line up in a coordinated removal of vaccine exemption bills, the fix is in. Never before has the nation seen such a concerted push towards a common, unconstitutional goal. The attempts to conceal voting and coverage of vaccine exemption bills from the public continues to reveal the signature of corporate influence directing political power.

However, the unfortunate and inconvenient truth of controlled senators and their lobbyist handlers is that much of their actions and authored bills are illegal on many levels. Speed and appeals to emotion are their only tools. Their window of opportunity is closing and simple force appears to be their last pillar of hope.

Looking at the removal of state medical vaccine exemptions reveals laws, international principles, codes, and rules all broken simultaneously. In committees that pride themselves on due process and fulfilling the will of the people, this time will go down in history as a warning to future generations of the damage caused by unchecked corporate lobbying and unrestrained politicians. An endless future of class action lawsuits and countless other legal challenges waits eagerly in the wings for foolish politicians to enact into law their vaccine exemption bills.


TV2 Denmark documentary on HPV vaccine shows lives of young women ruined

Health Impact News Editor Comments:TV2 Denmark has done something no mainstream media network in the United States will dare to do: look into the controversial HPV vaccine that many have claimed has ruined the lives of so many young women, and publish an investigative report.

In December of 2013 Katie Couric did a show on the HPV Gardasil Vaccine where she dared to interview the mother of a young woman who died shortly after receiving the vaccine. Couric's program was hardly pro-vaccine, as she gave both sides of the controversy, with a huge emphasis on the pharmaceutical side claiming the vaccine was safe, but she was viciously attacked by the mainstream media anyway and forced to apologize for even asking questions about the possible risks of the HPV vaccine.

With such censorship so obvious in the U.S. mainstream media, it is refreshing to see the Danish media make this documentary available with English subtitles for the rest of the world to watch. Families and doctors are interviewed, and the tough questions are not censored. Similar to the U.S., these vaccine damaged girls can find no help from their government since the vaccine injuries are vigorously denied by their government, leaving them and their parents feeling "betrayed."

Comment: It is that simple. For more information, see Gardasil: Medical torture and child abuse by Big Pharma

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EMF pollution - What is EMF?

© (Richard Box’s ‘FIELD’ February 2004 Photo: Stuart Bunce, [With permission – Henshaw 1]
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This article is part of a series of articles that will start with some background, proceed through a detailed description of man-made sources of EMF, discuss past study results, and finish with what you can do to measure your EMF exposure, and what steps you can take to minimize it.

What becomes a chronic disease condition, no doubt, has many potential causes including genetics, deficient diet, toxin exposure, and even repressed emotional expression. Research over the past two decades has mounted in support of adding Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure to the top-level list of chronic disease causes (including genome damage). It is likely that a chronic disease condition results from a unique and individual combination of these top-level causes, so EMF exposure should be considered in the context of other source causes as suggested in Figure 1.
Figure 1 EMF health effects in the context of diet and toxin exposure

Comment: Listen to the latest Health and Wellness show on EMF Exposure to learn more about man-made sources of EMF, past study results, what you can do to measure your EMF exposure, and what steps you can take to minimize it.

Stay tuned for Part 2.


Leaky Gut - The syndrome linked to autoimmune diseases

"Leaky gut" syndrome

Hyperpermeability or "leaky gut" syndrome is the name given to a very common disorder in which the cells lining the intestines become "leaky" due to inflammation. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the bloodstream that would normally be eliminated.

The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites, undigested protein, fat and toxic waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable gut membrane. This can be verified by special gut permeability urine tests or microscopic examination of the lining of the intestinal wall.

Common causes of leaky gut
  • Infections - fungal overgrowth, parasitic infections
  • Drugs like NSAIDS, chemotherapeutic agents
  • Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Food allergies

Comment: For some great tips on how to treat this problem, see: Why isn't my brain working


Thimerosal: Let the science speak

The common canard that U.S. autism rates rose after drug makers removed most thimerosal from pediatric vaccines is wrong.

I am pro vaccine. I had all of my six children vaccinated. I believe that vaccines save millions of lives. So let me explain why I oppose the current wave of state legislation to remove parents' right to choose whether to give their children particular vaccines.

Vaccines are big business. Pharma is a trillion dollar industry (1) with vaccines accounting for $25 billion in annual sales. (2) CDC's decision to add a vaccine to the schedule can guarantee its manufacturer millions of customers and billions in revenue (3) with minimal advertising or marketing costs and complete immunity from lawsuits. High stakes and the seamless marriage between Big Pharma and government agencies have spawned an opaque and crooked regulatory system. Merck, one of America's leading vaccine outfits, is currently under criminal investigation for fraudulently deceiving FDA regulators about the effectiveness of its MMR vaccine. Two whistleblowers say Merck ginned up sham studies to maintain Merck's MMR monopoly. (4)

Comment: Robert Kennedy, Jr. fights to stop vaccine 'holocaust'