Health & Wellness


Having a sense of gratitude found to lower inflammatory biomarkers related to heart health

Healthier hearts aren’t just about diet and exercise, the mind can help too.
Being grateful helps patients recover from heart failure, a new study finds.

On top, two previous studies have found that optimistic people have healthier hearts and that a strong sense of purpose may lower heart disease risk.

In the new study, Dr Paul J. Mills and colleagues studied how gratefulness affected people suffering from asymptomatic heart failure.

He said:
"We found that more gratitude in these patients was associated with better mood, better sleep, less fatigue and lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers related to cardiac health."
The study looked at people who had developed a heart problem — like having a heart attack — but who did not have other typical symptoms (shortness of breath or fatigue).

Comment: Writing about our experiences can have a profound effect upon our immune systems. Studies have shown that when patients wrote about their distress, it helped them reduce their anxiety and helped them cope with stress. For more information on how to effectively use writing to heal, see:


National Adult Immunization Plan: The Obama administration's devious plot to mandate vaccines

In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, the Obama administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is plotting a new program to track Americans' vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to "encourage" more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will. Federal bureaucrats and crony capitalists set to profit from the proposal claim the goal is to improve "public health," and establishment media outlets have largely parroted that line so far. However, critics of the unconstitutional scheme, formally dubbed the "National Adult Immunization Plan" (NAIP), say the ultimate goal is to forcibly vaccinate all Americans and move toward a radical new healthcare paradigm in which medical "treatment" is delivered at gunpoint.

The controversial plot was cooked up and unveiled by the Obama HHS National Vaccine Advisory Committee during its February meeting. If approved by federal bureaucrats, the executive-branch assault would, among other elements, enlist private businesses, churches, and non-profit organizations in a nationwide campaign to prod Americans into accepting the Obama administration's perpetually expanding list of "recommended" vaccines. The scheme would also offer doctors and other vaccine providers "incentives" — read taxpayer-funded bribes — to shred patient privacy and feed private medical information into state and federal databases to track those who refuse to comply.

Comment: It seems as if the assault on personal and bodily freedom are taking a sinister, though predictable, turn. Is it any coincidence that this program is being launched just in time for the Ebola vaccine?

Line Up! 'Millions' of Ebola vaccine doses by end of 2015

Vaccine hysteria: Setting the stage for an ugly, end-game scenario:
With the vaccine industry already caught spiking Tetanus vaccines in Kenya with sterilizing agents, the vaccine stage now stands as a prime tool for the longstanding depopulation agenda long admitted by Bill Gates himself. Problem-Reaction-Solution: It will take little effort for the globalist terrorists to release Ebola again into the public, work up the 24/7 Ebola stories (like they did in 2014) and then create legislation to forcefully vaccinate everyone. The 2014 Ebola scare may have even been a drill for the real scare. Those who refuse will be exponentially demonized if not outright arrested or attacked. Its is thus not difficult to imagine that potentially, this one issue alone could trigger full-on revolution, violence toward health care workers, and enough chaos that could justify martial law.

The controllers know that Americans will not go for medical tyranny yet they continue to play this card even handing the task to Hollywood puppets to push the agenda. I believe this is an ominous sign of things to come. We all knew things were going to get worse before they got better. Be ready for what is coming, be informed, help educate others and remain positive and hopeful.


Ticks are now carrying a virus worse than Lyme disease

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As the weather warms up, it's tempting to grab the family and the dogs and head out for a hike. But if you live in a few key areas, you might be putting yourself at risk of a scary disease.

According to CBS News, ticks in the Northeast and the Great Lakes area have been found to be carrying the Powassan virus. It's a rare condition that produces symptoms similar to Lyme disease, but more severe, and there's no cure.

The disease can lead to encephalitis and meningitis, and give you permanent neurological issues afterward. And it can act much more quickly than Lyme disease, giving you symptoms within hours of being bitten by a tick, according to Fox News. About 10% of cases that lead to encephalitis are fatal.

Powassan is extremely rare, having affected only 50 people in the U.S. over the past decade. In contrast, 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC each year (though the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the United States is estimated to be around 300,000). People who work outdoors or go camping in affected areas are at a higher risk of infection.


Medical nemesis: The cycle of physician-caused anger, despair and death

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Patients can demand to be taken seriously, and all of us - patients and dissident professionals together - can help one another to be taken seriously.
Regaining power over our own health - power that has been taken from us by uncaring bureaucracies and arrogant authorities - was the goal of Ivan Illich's 1976 book Medical Nemesis, which detailed an epidemic of physician-caused death and illness. Unfortunately, this epidemic continues, and so does an epidemic of physician-caused anger, anxiety and despair.

Today, it is not news that US medicine is killing us in huge numbers. Even the American Hospital Association now admits to 98,000 deaths per year caused by hospital mistakes, and recent research shows this total is far higher. In 2013, the Journal of Patient Safety reported that, at the lower limit, 210,000 deaths per year are associated with preventable harm in hospitals, and that the "true number of premature deaths associated with preventable harm to patients is estimated at more than 400,000 per year." That makes it the third-leading cause of death in the United States (behind heart disease and cancer). And this total doesn't include outpatient treatment errors, which research shows include a similar amount of malpractice.


The Hygiene Hypothesis - Can being too clean harm your health?

The hygiene hypothesis: children exposed to lots of germs early in life less likely to develop allergies, asthma, autoimmune disorders.
There are all sorts of recommendations out there telling us when to wash our hands: before we eat, before we cook, after we shake hands, after touching something that has been touched by someone else - it seems that we as a society are simple washing too much. Others don't leave the house without anti-bacterial gel or spray and classrooms often contain a near-chemical bath of soaps and germ-killers. But in all of this hype of being germ-free, are we actually harming our health? Research says yes, and the issue is today known as the hygiene hypothesis.

Comment: 'We as a society are simple washing too much'

How "clean" was sold to America with fake science
The average American's daily hygiene ritual would seem unusual—nay, obsessive—to our forebears a hundred years ago. From mouthwash to deodorant, most of our hygiene products were invented in the past century. To sell them, the advertising industry had to create pseudoscientific maladies like "bad breath" and "body odor."

Americans had to be convinced their breath was rotten and theirs armpits stank. It did not happen by accident. "Advertising and toilet soap grew up together," says Katherine Ashenburg, author of The Dirt on Clean. As advertising exploded in the early 20th century, so did our obsession with personal hygiene.

Eggs Fried

Bird flu spreads to six more states; officials baffled

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So far the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that 23 U.S. poultry farms have been infected with the deadly H5N2 avian bird flu virus in a total of at least 7 states, including California, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas bringing the number of dead dinner birds, turkeys, to over 1.2 million in total as officials race the clock to contain the outbreak.

While officials maintain the massive die off, culling, of the fowl should pose little to no health threat to the general public, the loss has added to growing fears that this years poultry stock will weigh in at an all-time low. And coupled with the fact that California's extreme drought situation might affect up to 50% of America's, fruit, vegetable and nut supply within the next year or two we may soon be facing a massive food crisis.

Comment: Perhaps the investigating officials wouldn't be so baffled and running around like chickens with their heads cut off to contain their virus if they stopped to look at the environment in which these farm-raised birds live. The overcrowded, unsanitary conditions and rampant use of antibiotics is surely explanation enough for these 'virus' outbreaks.

Investigators would be better served looking at nutritional, immunological and environmental factors rather than hunting for some elusive virus. For more on this topic check out Sott Talk Radio's Health and Wellness Show interview with Dr. Kohnlein, co-author of Virus Mania: How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics, Making Billion-Dollar Profits At Our Expense


War on anti-vaxxers: Australian government removes conscientious objection provision, denies subsidies and family tax benefits

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Australians who refuse to vaccinate their children will no longer receive child care subsidies and family tax benefits, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Sunday.

The widely anticipated government crackdown comes as Australia sees an increase in the number of so-called vaccine objectors.

"The choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of child care payments," Abbott said.

The government will on January 1 remove a "conscientious objection" provision and permit exemptions only on strict medical or religious grounds, he said.

Parents who cite religion would have to be affiliated with a religious group with a registered objection approved by the government.

Bacon n Eggs

SOTT Radio Health and Wellness No. 14 - Gut Health Monday April 13, 2015

The Health and Wellness show on the SOTT Radio Network covers topics of health, diet, science, homeopathy, wellness culture, and more.

Here's a summary of the show:
Today we'll be talking about all things related to the gut: its function and malfunction, leaky gut, SIBO, the gut as the second brain and its connection to the vagus nerve, the guts influence on mental function. Included will be a discussion on poop and healing the gut.


Paul Offit's vaccine lies deconstructed: A mind-blowing interview with Dr. Suzanne Humphries

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Suzanne Humphries, MD, is an internal medicine and kidney specialist who received conventional medical education. After seeing mainstream doctors and hospital staff categorically ignore routine vaccine injuries occurring in her patients, Dr. Humphries began researching vaccine science which validated her concerns about the injections.

Dr. Humphries, who co-authored Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History in 2013, recently joined Jonathan Landsman for an interview at the Vaccine World Summit, where she exposes the myths and lies surrounding vaccine research.

Jonathan Landsman: Welcome to the Vaccine World Summit. I'm your host, Jonathan Landsman. Our guest is a conventionally-educated medical doctor with specialties in internal medicine and nephrology. After seeing vaccine injuries in her own patients that were categorically ignored by the mainstream doctors and administration in her workplace, she started researching vaccines to disprove the claims that doctors made out of ignorance to refute her own experience and those of her patients. The resistance she encountered only showed her how important it is to keep researching and bring out the truths she discovered to the public. She has co-authored a book, Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History, which is available on And today, you're about to discover the hidden truths behind the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Suzanne Humphries to our program. Dr. Humphries, welcome.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries: Thank you, Jonathan. Thank you for having me.

Jonathan Landsman: Dr. Humphries, the mainstream media has been constantly highlighting the Disney Land measles outbreak and blaming this on unvaccinated children. What are the facts about this outbreak?

Dr. Suzanne Humphries: Okay, well, it's very important to understand the exact numbers because if you just listen to the news, you would think that something that has never happened before is going on and the world is being taken by storm by this terrible deadly measles virus. And what happened is as of February 11th of this year, there were a total of 125 measles cases, with rash, that occurred between December 28th, 2014 and February 8th, 2015. It is said that the origin of these outbreaks was at the Disney California theme park, although they have no idea who the index case is or where that person came from. Anything you hear on the news is just surmising and assumption; they have no idea. What we know about the 110 patients that are California residents, there's a breakdown of who was vaccinated and who wasn't vaccinated, and this is what to really look for when looking at these reports. Among those 110 California patients, 47 of them, which is nearly half, had an unknown or undocumented vaccination status. And this is very interesting because these cases were all diagnosed and confirmed, yet, for some reason, they weren't able to determine if these people were vaccinated or not. And so, it's usually just assumed that these people are unvaccinated when they're reported.

However, it's possible that they could have all been vaccinated with one, two, or three vaccines. Okay, then we know there were 13 vaccinated people, 5 of whom had 1 dose of the vaccine, 7 had 2 doses, 1 had 3 doses, and 1 had immunoglobulin seropositivity documented, which indicated a prior vaccination. Now, we have the unvaccinated, of which there were 49. Of them, one quarter of them couldn't have been vaccinated anyway because they were too young, so they're counted as unvaccinated, even though these are not people that exempted out. That leaves us with 37 more vaccine-eligible people, and all we know is that 28 of them - 18 of the 28 that are left over were children less than 18 years old, and 10 were adults. Now, we're left with 9 that we can't account for, but Dr. Schuchat of the CDC keeps saying that there were many cases that weren't vaccinated because they were sick at the time when the vaccine was due. And I find that an interesting comment, especially given my history of knowing that when you vaccinate sick people, very bad things happen, yet the CDC is continuously pushing, and the message there is not to opt out of vaccines just because you're sick. So, all in all, we have 18 patients, out of 110 patients, who we can say were of vaccinating age, less than 18 years old, 28 total that were opting out of vaccines, 10 of which were adults. And this is what we're making a big fuss out of.

Arrow Down

Officials label 'healthy eating' as newest 'eating disorder'

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Do you consider healthy, clean eating to be a priority in your life? According to the 'psychiatric officials' who want to add healthy eating to the extensive list of mental disorders, you have an eating disorder. 'Orthorexia nervosa' to be specific.

We first told you about this back in February of this year, when major news outlets began pushing the term 'orthorexia nervos' non-stop in declaring healthy eating a mental disorder.

The story, written by Jeffrey Jaxen for Natural Society, received over 57,000 shares on Facebook and several million viewers who could not believe the reality of the piece. Unfortunately for sane eaters who do place a priority on eating right, the story was entirely correct.

And now, we are seeing the emergence of orthorexia nervos in the news once more. This time, we are being told it's the newest 'eating disorder' that we could all be 'suffering from'. Because if you don't want to eat things like Monsanto's cancer-linked chemicals, artificial additives, and high-fructose corn syrup, you must be crazy.

The Daily Mail reports breaks down the latest declaration from 'psychiatric officials' who are heavily pushing the orthorexia nervos eating disorder:
"Some clinicians argue orthorexia nervosa should be recognised as a separate eating disorder and have proposed clinical DSM diagnostic criteria. They note distinct pathological behaviours with orthorexia nervosa, including a motivation for feelings of perfection or purity rather than weight loss, as they see with anorexia and bulimia.

Why healthy eating may be the new eating disorder: Raw food and paleo dieters at risk of a dangerous obsession with nutrition"