Health & Wellness


Medicated and Mighty? Mom starts pro-psychotropic drug movement (with the help of a PR firm)

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The corporatists at Big Pharma, as well as the purveyors of political correctness, have scored another victory with Americans: shaming anyone who thinks that dangerous psychotropic, mind-and-mood-altering medications are ultimately bad for your health.

They even have a catchy new hashtag campaign underway.

As reported by the left-leaning Buzzfeed news site, #MedicatedAndMighty is a hashtag developed by Erin Jones, a blogger who posted a photo on her Facebook page of her holding a pair of prescriptions for psychotropic drugs after being offline for a while, with this accompanying explanation:


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Helping the Microbiome with mushrooms & mycelium


Trametes versicolor, commonly known as the Turkey Tail Mushroom
Few people know that we are more closely related to fungi than to any other kingdom. 650 million years ago, we split from fungi. We evolved to encircle our nutrients within a cellular sack, a stomach, and digested nutrients within. Fungi evolved to externally digest its nutrients, and projected a fine filamentous, cobweb like cellular networks known as mycelium. In both cases, over millions of years, choosing beneficial bacteria to aid in this process became essential for good digestion. By selecting commensal bacteria to help digest food, both humans and mushroom mycelium created complex communities - microbiomes - to help digestion, prevent disease, and extend longevity. Not only do we benefit from a healthy microbiome, but so too does the mycelium.

Comment: Four medicinal mushrooms to add to your home pharmacy


Strategies to tackle Lyme Disease

"I have Lyme disease," writes this week's viewer. "Is there anything I can do to treat it naturally?"

Lyme disease, the most common American tick-borne infectious disease, often goes undiagnosed or becomes misdiagnosed. That becomes a real problem when you consider that in America, up to 300,000 new cases a year of Lyme disease diagnoses have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , an increase of up to 10 times what researchers previously believed.

Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which can proliferate to every area in your body. An infected blacklegged deer tick transmits the virus to humans through a bite.

Top Secret

Obesity cover-up? UK Health Secretary caught surpressing 'sugar tax' report

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Jeremy Hunt.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused by MPs of suppressing a scientific report on the use of a sugar tax in tackling the UK's obesity epidemic.

The Commons Health Select Committee has questioned whether ministers opposed to the tax exercised political power to prevent the release of the review by Public Health England (PHE).

The agency carried out a review into the merits of higher taxes on sugar drinks and sweets, a move backed by health experts.

The report was originally due to be published last July, but has been held back for use in "ongoing policy development" and would be made public later this year.

Comment: Could it be that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is leasing out integrity to Coca Cola? Just like the Pediatricians & Dietitians in the U.S.! Could he be in the pockets of Big Food, casting doubt and suppressing information on the link between sugary drinks and obesity?


People hospitalized because of a fall often have undiagnosed infections

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People who end up in the emergency room because of a fall often are tripped up by an infection, rather than a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, suggests a study being presented at IDWeek 2015™.

Bloodstream, urinary and respiratory infections are the most common culprits for infection-related falls, according to the Massachusetts General Hospital study. The findings also suggest that while these falls may be more common in the elderly, they shouldn't be overlooked in younger people: 20 percent of patients in the study were younger than 65.

"Over the years I've been struck by the fact that some of the more serious infections I treated were in people who came to the hospital because they fell," said Farrin A. Manian, MD, MPH, principle investigator of the study, a clinician educator in the Division of General Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a visiting associate professor at Harvard Medical School. "Even though many of the patients had vague early signs of an infection, such as weakness, or lethargy, it was the fall that brought them in."


Changing food through creativity & civil disobedience

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A soft, corporate dictatorship with financial, academic, and regulatory reach has kept the revolutionary spirt of the population at bay through a false narrative to label genetically modified food. The People have voted to stop chemical pesticide and herbicide testing in their communities only to be ignored, while at the local level, agrochemical products are destroying farmers and families. Hospitals are turning a blind eye and most doctors are clueless about the signs and symptoms of pesticide and herbicide exposure.

Perhaps labels were never the answer for a corporate monopoly whose intent is to patent life. As communities are invaded by chemical companies cloaked as agricultural progress, is it wise to use vital revolutionary energy still attempting to attach a label onto their known toxic products? While looking the other way, our children are slowly poisoned by chemicals we are still arguing to name and categorize. At what point does this new threat to communities be seen for what it is?

Comment: Watch the full length 'The Monsanto Years' film


In some cultures, schizophrenic hallucinations are not so bad

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Hearing voices of non-existent interlocutors is a common symptom of schizophrenia. But it seems that the voice-hearing experience among people with the disorder may vary depending on where they are from, according to a new study.

In the study, published recently in Topics in Cognitive Science, researchers looked at how people with schizophrenia from three different societies experienced hearing voices. They found that people from the US tended to describe the voices as intrusive unreal thoughts they hated. In contrast, people from South India were more likely to describe them as providing useful guidance, and people from Ghana were more likely to think of them as morally good.

"I was actually surprised that they were so different," study author Tanya M. Luhrmann of Stanford University told Braindecoder.

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Enjoy these 5 edible perennials you can plant this fall and last for decades

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Jerusalem artichokes.
While it may not seem like the best time to plant, fall is a really good season to get in some perennial flowers, herbs and yes ... delicious and nutritious vegetables.

It is a wonderful thing to know that you can plant once and harvest forever.

You may be familiar with the old-time favorites including asparagus, rhubarb and artichokes, but what you might not know is that there are many more veggies to consider as we wave goodbye to the summer season and welcome fall.


Cure tooth decay and improve dental health naturally

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In light of the shaky economy, people are stressed about spending - and under stress, many resort to poor eating habits with diets high in sugar. But by changing dietary routines, you can limit and avoid tooth fillings and costly treatments like crowns and root canals, while bringing more health and balance to your body.

Ramiel Nagel began investigating the cause of tooth decay after his one year old daughter developed a brown spot on her tooth. Even while eating an all natural and organic diet without any processed sweets, Nagel's daughter's teeth rapidly began to disintegrate and decay. Rather than subject her to costly and overly invasive dental surgery, he chose to find a better way.

Through a successful cavities mineralizing program, reader feedback and four years of painstaking trial and error, Nagel's daughter was pain free with strong teeth by the age of five. She was able to eat nuts and chew on ice cubes, all without any chemicals or dental treatments. Following the same program, Nagel healed four of his own cavities and avoided the dental drill.

Comment: Having a proper diet which includes the fat soluble vitamins A, K2 and D3 may be the most important factor in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. These nutrients work synergistically to support bone and tooth health, boost calcium absorption, and shuttle calcium where it needs to go.

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Autism, parasites and the Monsanto connection

If you were to do research into alternative therapies that appear to be providing clear results to the autistic community, you'd be hard pressed to find anything as impressive as the results that people are finding in using a protocol that Kerri Rivera has put together. Kerri Rivera is the author of Healing the Symptoms Known As Autism, and the mother of an autistic son. A core component to her protocol, which has reportedly documented over 160 outright cures of autism in the last 3 years, is an extensive protocol for dealing with parasites. I encourage anybody interested in autism to read her book and take note of the results she has documented.