Health & Wellness

Book 2

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.


Living near fracking wells found to increase risk of premature and high-risk births

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Expectant women living near active natural-gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and having high-risk births, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Brian S. Schwartz, a professor of environmental science at the Bloomberg School, and his colleagues studied health records of 9,384 mothers who gave birth to 10,946 babies between January 2009 and January 2013 throughout 40 Pennsylvania counties. They also analyzed data about local fracking wells including their depth and amount of gas being extracted.

The team then created an index of how active the wells were and how close they were to pregnant women.

Comment: Living anywhere in the vicinity of natural gas drilling wells means you are taking a serious risk with your health. Hospitalizations for heart conditions, neurological illness, and other conditions are higher among people who live near gas and oil drilling sites using hydraulic fracturing.


America's opioid abuse epidemic fueled by licensed narco cartels

The USA has a serious, serious problem with prescription medicines. Ostensibly used to help the suffering, Americans have come to view pills as a quick-fix solution to every little problem.

The American attitude is that no ailment or ache, however minor, should simply be lived through - it should be chemically eradicated with immediate effect. The American who is content to let their body deal naturally with a sniffle or a headache is rare indeed.

This attitude is in no small measure manufactured by America's profit-based health-care system, which encourages the sale of drugs and medicines like any other consumer product. As a consequence, Americans take an astonishing amount of medicines, many of which they or their doctors have been erroneously convinced that they need by clever advertising and corporate insistence.

Comment: See also:


How to win converts to the Vaccine Paradigm

No, this is not a parody piece. Or a bait and switch gotcha attempt. There is no surprise twist at the end of this little guide where I try to change your perspective. Not through guile, subtle wit, or sarcasm. Not with facts, figures, or graphs. Not even with a personal story, or the offer of an ice-cream cone.

No, the strategies I'm offering here are not going to be ironic ones that secretly try to impugn your reasoning or make your perspective seem irrational. I happen to believe that given what science has and has not yet told us, a choice either for or against vaccination can be rational. You chose to vaccinate. I didn't. This is a sincere attempt to create common ground.

Before I share the strategies, just so you're sure that I more or less get where you're coming from, let me attempt a short respectful precis of your perspective. Forgive me if I leave out anything important.

Comment: Read the following aricle about this ongoing debate: Pro-Vaxxers are the new pro-lifers: Religious hysteria trumps rational discussion in the vaccine debate

Arrow Down

Sweet surprise! High-fructose consumption slows brain's processes

Rats given a diet high in processed fructose fare worse after receiving a head trauma—and show other slowed brain processes too, according to a new study out of UCLA.

This research could have major implications for the 5.3 million Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and by adding a further link between diet and brain health, could help the additional 1.7 million people each year who suffer trauma—52,000 of whom will die.

Comment: For a much more in depth look at the health issues associated with High Fructose Corn Syrup read the following articles:


Toxic mold illness - a hidden pandemic

Mold illness may be the most prominent health problem physicians are missing today — a "hidden" pandemic that's sweeping the nation.

Millions are suffering from mysterious illnesses for which they've received essentially no help from physicians. Some are referred to psychologists after being told their illness is "imagined," while others are accused of fabrication.

Because mold toxins are so unique and their effects are so broad, symptoms of mold toxicity are complex and varied, making it difficult for physicians to arrive at the correct diagnosis.

"Probably every doctor in the United States is treating mold illness — they just don't realize it."

Comment: Sick Building Syndrome: Floods, Mold, Cancer, and the Politics of Public Health


Anti-anxiety drugs are ineffective and greatly increase risk of dementia and death

Patients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider transitioning to other therapies because of heightened risks for dementia and death, according to clinicians from the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists.

Benzodiazepines include branded prescription drugs like Valium, Ativan, Klonopin and Xanax. This class of drug received FDA approval in the 1960s and was believed to be a safer alternative to barbiturates.

Despite new psychiatric protocols, some physicians continue to prescribe benzodiazepines as a primary treatment for insomnia, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other ailments. A growing body of research indicates this practice could greatly increase patients' risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to Helene Alphonso, DO, Director of Osteopathic Medical Education at North Texas University Health Science Center.

"Current research is extremely clear and physicians need to partner with their patients to move them into therapies, like anti-depressants, that are proven to be safer and more effective," said Dr. Alphonso, a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in Fort Worth. "Due to a shortage of mental health professionals in rural and underserved areas, we see primary care physicians using this class of drugs to give relief to their patients with psychiatric symptoms. While compassionate, it's important to understand that a better long-term strategy is needed."

Comment: For more effective and safer methods to help alleviate anxiety and stress, see:


Facts about so-called 'super-food' coconut water that may surprise you

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When I first started getting into the world of organic "superfoods," I was a broke 23-year-old kid fresh out of college who had no idea where to start.

It all began after reading the classic book The Hundred Year Lie about chemicals in our food supply and continued when I tasted organic carrots for the first time. That's when I knew I had been missing out (they actually tasted like carrots are supposed to taste).

Eventually I made eating healthy and organic as the foundation of my new lifestyle. I started slow, adopting a budget of about $20 every 10 days that I would use only on organic food.

I started with the essentials: organic mixed greens, spinach, carrots, kale and other produce, and resolved to eat all of these foods even if it was straight out of the box or bag (I had no cooking skills at the time).

Small changes like these made a huge difference, and I started getting curious about all the new "superfoods" being talked up on natural health websites, like coconut water.

The health food store became my favorite new destination, and the large paper boxes of coconut water caught my eye almost immediately. But just as soon as I began to notice them, they were gone, and the manager told me more times than I could count times that she didn't know when they would be in stock again.

Coconut Water Mania had officially begun.

Comment: While coconut water may not live up to its over-hyped reputation, coconut oil has numerous documented health benefits:

Snakes in Suits

The insatiable greed of Big Pharma: Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO - 'We're in business of shareholder profit'

Martin Shkreli might be the present poster boy for Big Pharma's psychopathic greed; however, he is only the most public face of a problem that is drawing increasing scrutiny from lawmakers whose constituents are sick and tired of an industry that is literally murdering people in the name of profits. Recently, the Progressive media turned its spotlight on yet another blood-sucking corporate vampire: J. Michael Pearson, the smirking, self-satisfied CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Pearson's company is not in the business of curing disease and easing suffering. It exists to make big money for its shareholders, something that Pearson readily acknowledges:
"[If] products are sort of mispriced and there's an opportunity, we will act appropriately in terms of doing what I assume our shareholders would like us to do."
In "acting appropriately," Valeant has raised the prices on several drugs this year - in some cases, as much as 800%.


Brace yourself for the frightening symptoms of starvation

Everybody knows what happens when you don't eat for a long enough period of time. We're also familiar with many of the symptoms that occur along the way, such as mental fatigue, hunger pangs, fat and muscle loss, etc. However, many of us have never experienced true hunger, and we're not familiar with many of the strange and horrific symptoms that are caused by long-term malnutrition. But if you're a prepper, you better familiarize yourself with these symptoms right quick.

That's because the symptoms of starvation are often a gap in the knowledge and experience of the average prepper. We prep specifically so that we'll never experience hunger, and unfortunately, that means that many of us don't prepare ourselves for being hungry. We need to remember that no matter how much food we stock up on, or how much food we can grow, or how superb our hunting and foraging skills are, we may still go hungry someday. Horrible things happen to the best of us, and we need to prepare for the worst rather than just preparing to avoid the worst.