Health & Wellness


Could a hidden fungal overgrowth be making you ill?

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Could the inside of your body look like this?
A hidden fungus may be making you ill. A 35-year-old recently walked into my office suffering from a whole list of health problems (which is why I often call myself a "whole-listic doctor"). She had chronic fatigue, recurrent yeast vaginal infections, itchy ears, dandruff, patchy itchy skin rashes, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle twitching, acne rosacea, malabsorption, headaches, and more.

These symptoms can have multiple causes, but in her case all of these problems were related. They were symptoms of an overgrowth of yeast in and on her body. This patient had such a fungus problem that she was practically a walking mushroom!

The cause was clear. She had taken many, many courses of antibiotic over the years. She had been diagnosed with a mostly benign condition called mitral valve prolapse-a problem I believe is over diagnosed and over treated-and "needed" antibiotics every time she went to the dentist. In addition, she had many urinary tract infections for which she took many more courses of antibiotics.

Frequent use of antibiotics disrupts the normal balance between healthy bugs in the gut (lactobacillus, bifidobacter, e. coli) and other potentially dangerous bugs, including yeasts, bacteria, and occasionally parasites. These bad bugs are usually present in small numbers in the digestive system. But when the good bugs are killed by antibiotics (i) or not fed with adequate fiber, or the bad guys are fueled with too much sugar, or the gut's delicate ecosystem (ii) is damaged by too much stress, then yeasts and other noxious agents take over.

This can result in many chronic illnesses and symptoms including allergies, chronic inflammation, joint problems, mood and brain disorders, digestive symptoms, and more.

Comment: If you've been on a ketogenic diet for some time and have still been having symptoms that sound like the ones listed in this article, then a hidden fungal overgrowth may be the cause. Taking steps to correct it can result in significant health improvements.

See also: A primal primer on Candida: Diagnosing and treating a fungal overgrowth


Posture correcting strategies to help alleviate pain and improve health

Most of our parents drilled into our heads the importance of proper posture; yet modern day life causes us to frequently ignore these great recommendations. What's worse, many of the posture-correcting strategies our parents taught us turn out to be wrong anyway.

Kathleen Porter, author of Natural Posture for Pain Free Living, is an expert in teaching the principles of posture, and she believes the majority of pain experienced in the world is posture related.

While working as a massage therapist and yoga teacher in 1994, she came across an article written by Jean Couch, in which she discussed and described the skeletal alignment in groups of indigenous people.

Intrigued, Kathleen began studying with Jean, and eventually traveled through Indonesia, Southeast Asia, South America, and northern Portugal, studying the posture of native peoples for herself.
"As I learned from studying them and from Jean, I started incorporating these principles more and more into my own life, and then started teaching this to others.

I've written a couple of books. It has just been absolutely transformational," she says.

"I gave up stretching. I haven't stretched in close to 20 years, yet I am more flexible and pain-free than when I was working so hard at trying to be that way."



Vaccines, adjuvants and autoimmunity

Add one more item to the growing stack of published medical literature linking vaccines to the current explosion of autoimmune diseases from skin afflictions to neurological disorders. A paper published online this month in the journal Pharmacological Research is an international team of immunologists' roundup of current findings on vaccine-induced disease - and their conclusions are in sharp contrast to public health's "safe and effective" mantra that denies any such connection.

"Vaccines and autoimmunity are linked fields," state the authors led by Luísa Eça Guimarãesof the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases in Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Just as natural infections can sometimes induce autoimmune disease, so can vaccination induce autoimmunity that "may be severe and fatal."

Comment: Vaccines Have Serious Side Effects - The Institute of Medicine Says So!


The pillars of reality would crumble if a mainstream reporter told the truth about Swine Flu

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"Imagine this. The public is told a new disease is sweeping the world, threatening the global population with suffering and death. Millions and millions of words are spewed, detailing and reinforcing the threat. Every day, official reports are issued, blaring the new numbers of cases. Researchers are rushing to develop an effective vaccine. And then, suddenly, someone discovers there is no epidemic. It doesn't exist. What would happen?" (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Telling the truth, of course, must lead to publishing the truth.

And then follow-up investigations would be done to flesh out the story further; to prompt people with inside knowledge to emerge from their closets and confess their complicity.

I'm talking about a certain kind of truth, whereby a sacred cow is destroyed; the kind of cow everyone immediately believes is self-evident, universal, and vital, representing the best motives and impulses of people in power.

That kind of sacred cow.

A cow holding up the world, so to speak.


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Strategies to eliminate depression

I've struggled with depression for years, and my doctor wants to put me on yet another anti-depressant," my reader writes. "Are drugs, and the side effects they bring, my only option?"

If you struggle with feeling hopeless, sad, or otherwise mentally fragile, you're not alone. More than 100 million Americans - that's literally one in three - struggle through life with a depression.

Pharmaceutical companies are quick to pick up on this broken brain problem, but conventional medicine cannot cure it.

With its symptom-based medicine approach, conventional medicine tackles depression completely wrong. Rather than determine what actually creates that depression, many doctors immediately reach for their prescription pad.

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Today we'll be discussing mood and mood-stabilizing supplements, four syndromes that affect mood, carbohydrate addiction, the gut brain connection and some possible solutions to neurotransmitter imbalances.

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Toxic Babies: Why children increasingly share their parents' toxicity and nutritional deficiencies

I have to admit, even the title sounds disturbing! But I believe it's high time to stop sugar coating the reality we live in. I see in my practice more and more children who share their parents' nutritional deficiencies and toxicity. Yes, a pure, innocent baby who's barely starting life is also touched by the harsh environment we live in these days, and parents can pass down their imbalances to their baby.

This article is not supposed to offer a pessimistic view, but rather to help raise awareness, prepare and teach you about how to better take care of your children's health.

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Snakes in Suits

Starting work before 10am is akin to torture, says scientist

It's 9 am and under the the cheap hue of white fluorescent light, a daily workforce of cataleptic creatures crane their necks over an excel spreadsheet. According to Dr. Paul Kelley of Oxford University, this is what society's most prevalent form of torture looks like.

Dr. Kelley and a research team at the Sleep and Circadian Institute have confirmed something that has crossed everyone's mind as they watched someone helplessly nod off on early morning public transit—a 9 am start is just fucking inhumane.

This is because the human body runs on a biological timers. They're called circadian rhythms and they are genetically preprogrammed cycles that regulate human energy levels, brainwave activity and hormone production.

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Nurse's aide paralyzed by mandatory flu vaccine, awarded $11.6 million

© Photo courtesy of Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines
Nurses across America are standing up to mandatory flu vaccines, choosing to wear a mask instead, or sometimes losing their jobs altogether.
We have frequently reported here at Health Impact News the stories of brave nurses standing up for their rights to refuse mandatory flu vaccinations as a condition for employment. There are current cases pending in litigation over this violation of civil rights and recently a New Jersey appeals court ruled in favor of a nurse who was denied employment based on her refusal of the annual flu vaccination (see: NJ Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Nurse who Refused Flu Vaccine).

We have also reported that based on settled cases in the special vaccine court, the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in the United States based on settled cases (see: Flu Vaccine is the most Dangerous Vaccine in the U. S. based on Settled Cases for Injuries). Most of the awards paid out for damages due to the flu vaccine are for cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). Much like the symptoms of polio, GBS sufferers can become totally paralyzed. Medical authorities know that this is a side effect of the flu vaccine, but the official claim is that it is only one out of one million. A quick list of settled claims each quarter will show that it is obviously much higher than this, however.

The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania is now reporting that one nurse's aide has been awarded $11.6 million for being paralyzed with GBS after receiving a flu shot. This is newsworthy, because pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued in civil court for damages due to vaccines. Congress gave them total immunity to such lawsuits in 1986 and that law was upheld by the pro-Pharma Supreme Court in 2011. Sales of vaccines include a tax that is paid to fund a special court where government attorneys fight for the U.S. government to prevent paying out damages due to vaccines. It is a long and difficult process, so settled cases represent only a tiny fraction of the amount of vaccine damaged people in our society.

Comment: More info:
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Did Big Pharma kill President Eisenhower?

54 years ago, Eisenhower ended his presidency with his famous "Farewell Address to the Nation"...

A live broadcast where he warned of the "unwarranted influence sought by the military-industrial complex" - big defense firms who leveraged their political connections for profit.

And who tapped their media connections to manufacture enemies and crises - misleading the America public into one war after another.

Eisenhower's warning still rings true today - and the dangers of America being dragged into new wars... for private profits... still exists.

But, in the final 60 seconds of his farewell address - a segment previously censored until now...

Ike issues an ominous SECOND warning...A warning most Americans never heard.


The key to future cancer treatments: Starving cells of sugar

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Lung Cancer Cells
Cancer cells are cells that cheat death - rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide, changing their metabolism to continue proliferating throughout the body. It's that proliferation of malignant cells that gives rise to cancers and tumours, and the challenge for medical researchers is to prevent this abnormal behaviour from occurring.

One way cancer cells fuel their growth and expansion is by increasing their glucose intake, and researchers are now looking at the possibility of shutting this down to combat their spread. A recent study has identified the PARP 14 protein as being responsible for the additional glucose production, and it's overproduced in virtually every human cancer, but isn't found in normal, healthy cells.

Comment: Revealing the connection between sugar and cancer...again
Dr. Garcia-Jimenez went on to say something very simple and profound: "Changing diet is one of the easiest prevention strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money." I'm sure everyone agrees with that one.
An increasing number of medical scientists and many alternative practitioners know that the most logical, effective, safe, necessary and inexpensive way to treat cancer is to cut off the supply of food to tumors and cancer cells, starving them with a lack of glucose. The therapeutic strategy for selective starvation of tumors by dietary modification (ketogenic diet) is one of the principle forms of therapy that is necessary for cancer patients to win their war on cancer.