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Psych drugs killing 500,000 seniors every year

Does the long term use of psychiatric drugs cause more harm than good?
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Yes, says Professor Peter C. Gotzche. And, he contends, the harm done by psych drugs causes a shocking 500,000 deaths in adults aged 65 and older every year in the Western World.

Professor Gotzche is a professor at the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark, part of the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration. He presented his argument in the 52nd Maudsley Debate at King's College London.[i] The Maudsley Debates take place three times a year at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) of King's College.

How could this information go unnoticed?

Professor Gotzche blames biased drug trials. Almost all randomized trials include patients already taking another psychiatric drug. They are taken off their medication, and after a short "wash-out" period, are randomized to a placebo or the test drug. But the patients going "cold turkey" are dealing with withdrawal symptoms. As a group they make the new drug look good in comparison.

Comment: It is actually much worse:


Bug

Herbicide-resistant insects are destroying GMO crops like never before

Bt corn was originally created, or so Monsanto claims, to eradicate a farming nuisance known as rootworm. But as evidence from a GMO corn lab comes in, we are learning how the pests are living the lives in fields planted with GM Bt corn seed.

In 2011, a cornfield planted in Iowa with Bt corn was found to be completely decimated by rootworm. A study, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes the western corn rootworm's rapid evolution after dining on the engineered crop.

The study's lead author, Aaron Gassmann, states that:
"The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to produce insecticidal toxins derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) places intense selective pressure on pest populations to evolve resistance.

Western corn rootworm is a key pest of maize, and in continuous maize fields it is often managed through planting of Bt maize. During 2009 and 2010, fields were identified in Iowa in which western corn rootworm imposed severe injury to maize producing Bt toxin Cry3Bb1. Subsequent bioassays revealed Cry3Bb1 resistance in these populations.

Here, we report that, during 2011, injury to Bt maize in the field expanded to include mCry3A maize in addition to Cry3Bb1 maize and that laboratory analysis of western corn rootworm from these fields found resistance to Cry3Bb1 and mCry3A and cross-resistance between these toxins.

Resistance to Bt maize has persisted in Iowa, with both the number of Bt fields identified with severe root injury and the ability western corn rootworm populations to survive on Cry3Bb1 maize increasing between 2009 and 2011."

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Water

14 brands of bottled water recalled over E. Coli

It's shocking when I'm in the store and see people loading cases of bottled water into their carts and paying hundreds at the register.

I talked to a friend who said she spends about 100 dollars a week on bottled water, as she doesn't trust tap water. I asked if she'd ever thought of reverse osmosis or water filters and she said it was too expensive. I then told her reverse osmosis starts at 99 dollars at their nearest hardware store, or even better Berkey filters are between 2 and 300 online.

She called me to day she got a filter, is saving a bundle, and so much simpler. She can also rest easy she won't have plastic leaching into her family's water. Nor will she be contributing to the pollution of this planet with millions of bottles thrown out every day.

Here is a full list of the names from this article on the recalled bottled water.

Niagra advises to not drink the affected water without boiling it first or use other bottled water.

The recalled bottled water products were sold under the following brand names:

Dollars

Undue influence: BigPharma made huge donations to California lawmakers voting on mandatory vaccines

One in 50 children are now autistic. No, you didn't read that wrong. Despite the fact that a CDC whistleblower recently came forward admitting that the government agency obfuscated evidence linking vaccines to autistic behavior, California lawmakers passed a mandatory vaccine bill (SB277) which removes parental exemptions - making it so parents couldn't refuse or delay vaccines. Even more damning evidence has surfaced proving that Big Pharma had their hands in the creation of the bill.

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that State lawmakers behind bill SB277 have ties to the makers of vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave current members of the Legislature more than $2 million. Nine of the top 20 recipients of these funds are either members of the Senate health committee, or leaders who could influence the outcome of the bill, as well as push it through to law.

One senator, in particular, is also a doctor, Richard Pan, who received more than $95,000 in campaign cash. He also just happens to be the man who wrote the bill.

As if that weren't bad enough, Big Pharma also donated more than $500,000 to outside campaign spending groups that helped some of these top nine individuals be elected to their current legislative positions.

Comment: It's obvious that these mandates have little to do with the actual health and well-being of people, when the pharmaceutical industry wields so much power that it can literally buy votes to insure a favorable outcome.


Arrow Up

Monsanto herbicide faces global fallout after World Health Organization labels it a probable carcinogen

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The fight against glyphosate is gaining momentum, and where governments are not stepping up to enforce bans, citizens and private companies are taking it upon themselves with major successes.

The World Health Organization's official recognition of the health damage caused by glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, is having ramifications around the world. National governments are moving to restrict the chemical, campaigns to ban it are intensifying, and now 'Roundup Ready' GMO crops are coming under the regulatory spotlight.

Could it be that the World Health Organisation's classification of glyphosate as a 'probable carcinogen' (see [1] Glyphosate 'Probably Carcinogenic to Humans' Latest WHO Assessment, SiS 66) will be the final nail in the coffin for the world's most popular herbicide and Monsanto's flagship product?

Comment: More information on the 'global fallout' of Monsanto's evil herbicide glyposate:


Health

Colorado teenager killed by Bubonic plague

Bubonic Plague has killed a teenager in Larimer County in Colorado, the local health department confirmed.
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Taylor Gaes
Taylor Gaes died on June 8 after coming into contact with fleas on a dead rodent or other animal. According to the health department, Gaes was the first person to carry the virus in the county since 1999.

Health officials are advising anyone who visited the Gaes' house before the cause of death was confirmed to seek medical attention, because there is a small chance they could have been bitten by infected fleas.

Bubonic plague symptoms typically occur within two to six days after being exposed to an infected rodent or animal.

Typical symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, sudden onset of fever or chills, severe headache, extreme exhaustion, and a general feeling of illness.

Cats that are infected usually show swelling and sores around the mouth, head, and neck, and appear to be ill. The disease can also be spread by inhaling bacteria.

Officials advise residents to avoid contact with all sick and dead rodents and rabbits. Residents should look for the presence of blow flies or dead animal smell as evidence of animal die-offs.These die-offs can be reported to Larimer County Health Department. Prairie dog colonies that suddenly are not active also may indicate plague activity in the area.

Comment: Despite popular belief, the bubonic plague that killed so many was most likely not spread by fleas. See:


Health

Breaking through the confusion surrounding vitamin C

Suzanne Humphries is a specialist in internal medicine and kidney disease and is also known for speaking out about vaccines after having had a lucrative career in nephrology. Few people know that she gave a brilliant lecture on the crucial role of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) over in Sweden this year.

You won't typically hear this type of info from your doctors unless they made great efforts to further study nutrition, anatomy and orthomolecular medicine. Mainstream thoughts on this life-giving vitamin don't often go further than "enough to keep us from Scurvy." But this dismisses that there are other reasons for vitamin C and that disease starts sooner than seeing the effects of a full-blown disorder like Scurvy.

Here, Humphries shines light on the confusion surrounding vitamin C, its best sources and supplementation. This lecture isn't just about the liver (towards the beginning), but a whole array of human functions that few knew had anything to do with vitamin C requirements - fascinating!

Bad Guys

Globalism and the push for mandatory universal vaccination

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"Once you really understand the truth behind the lies in a given arena, then you can finally back up far enough and see the actual reasons for the lies. You can see the secret program the lies are protecting. You can see why the program is being pushed. You can see what most people would rather not see." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

In many previous articles, I have established a number of facts about vaccines.

They are not safe. They are not effective. They were not responsible for the major decline in so-called contagious diseases.

In most if not all cases, the diseases they are supposed to prevent affect only a tiny fraction of the people claimed to be at risk.

In some instances, (e.g., seasonal flu, Swine Flu, SARS), the "outbreaks" have virtually nothing to do with the viruses touted as the cause of illness. Therefore, even if vaccines were safe and effective, they would have no relevant effect, because they are targeting viruses which are not causing illness.

Syringe

Blatant lie! Senator denies vaccines manufactured from aborted fetal tissue

Kenny Valenzuela counters Senator Richard Pan who said that aborted fetal cells in vaccines is a "myth."

Comment: If only it were a myth. Aborted fetal cells aren't the only nasty ingredients found in vaccines.


Bulb

Decreased social anxiety among young adults who eat fermented foods

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Natural sauerkraut is a fermented food (stock image). The researchers found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms, with the effect being greatest among those at genetic risk for social anxiety disorder as measured by neuroticism.
Psychologists have traditionally looked to the mind to help people living with mental health issues. But a recent study led by William & Mary researchers shows that the stomach may also play a key role, suggesting that the old adage "you are what you eat" is more than a cliché.

W&M Psychology Professors Matthew Hilimire and Catherine Forestell recently joined with University of Maryland School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jordan DeVylder to investigate a possible connection between fermented foods, which contain probiotics, and social anxiety. The researchers found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms, with the effect being greatest among those at genetic risk for social anxiety disorder as measured by neuroticism.

The journal Psychiatry Research accepted the study in April for publication in August.

Comment: Learn more about the micrbiome and probiotics. Listen to the SOTT Radio Health and Wellness Show - Gut Health - Monday April 13, 2015