Health & Wellness

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Scientists discover effective non-toxic herbal supplement to treat glaucoma

Scientists may have found an effective all-natural treatment for glaucoma, according to new research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, in Denver, Colo.

In a study of adult mice, baicalein—a non-toxic, natural flavonoid derived from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis—reduced intraocular pressure (IOP) by improving the rate at which fluid drained from the eye.

"Baicalein showed a consistent ocular hypotensive response and was able to reduce IOP during both daytime and nighttime in normal animals," says Hoi-lam Li, of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Optometry in Hong Kong. "It remains to be determined whether baicalein has any IOP-lowering effect in ocular hypertensive rats."

Comment: Scutellaria baicalensis is commonly known as Baical skullcap, huang-qin or golden root. It is a Chinese medicinal herb used for over 2000 years to treat fevers, hypertension, coughing, and other ailments. The herb has also been used for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunoprotective, anticancer, antimicrobial, antiviral, and circulatory conditions.

Heart - Black

Cancer as a business model: $100 billion spent on chemotherapy drugs last year

If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your lifetime. If you are a man, the odds are closer to 1 in 2. And almost everyone in America either knows someone who currently has cancer or who has already died from cancer. But it wasn't always this way. Back in the 1940s, only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer. Something has happened that has caused the cancer rate in this nation to absolutely explode, and it is being projected that cancer will soon surpass heart disease and become the leading cause of death in the United States. Overall, the World Health Organization says that approximately 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed around the globe each year, and the number of new cases is expected to increase by about 70 percent over the next 2 decades. There are very few words in the English language that cause more fear than the word "cancer", but despite billions spent on research and all of the technological progress we have made over the years this plague just continues to spiral wildly out of control. Why is that?

Comment: The saddest truth is that numerous alternative non-toxic methods have been found to successfully combat cancer, yet the medical mafia actively prevents most people from becoming aware of their efficacy because chemotherapy is so much more lucrative.


New study shows 79% increase in US home births


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A study done by birthing specialists show home births have jumped by 79% in recent years. Of course doctors are outraged and one head OB GYN of a clinic asked "why would anyone ever want to have their baby at home"

Comment: Perhaps it has something to do with this:

Report finds US 'worst place to be a mother' among developed nations

The geniuses at Fox wouldn't allow their video to embed so we have a snippet above, but you can watch the whole video here. It's interesting to say the least.

We aren't surprised that nearly every mainstream news outlet we can find is reporting this story as "stunning" and frightening". They interview experts who say how incredibly dangerous this is to have a baby at home (women haven't been doing it for centuries or anything) and how you should have your baby at the hospital! Surprisingly one OB GYN does admit if someone has a licensed midwife overseeing the birth she might be ok with it.

Some doctors in the news today are blaming it on the internet (go internet!) and say people perceive hospitals as evil or dangerous (why yes, many of us do!)

Comment: We can't really blame them:

Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?

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Root Canals: The horrible truth revealed

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Did you know that root canals can have untold, negative effects on your health? People are slowly discovering the hidden dangers of root canals as more medical professionals speak out about their dangers. Here is what you need to know.

Dr. George Meinig, author of Root Canal Cover Up, said it best when he quoted Dr. Weston A. Price as follows:
"... when infected teeth produce disturbance in other parts of the body, it is not necessary that the quantity of infection be large, nor is it demonstrated that it is necessary that organisms pass throughout the body or to the special tissues involved, but the evidence at hand strongly suggests that soluble poisons may pass from the infected teeth to the lymph or blood circulation, or both, and produce system disturbance entirely out of proportion to the quantity involved.

The evidence indicates that toxic substances may under certain circumstances sensitize the body or special tissues so that very small quantities of the organisms, which produce the toxin, may produce very marked reactions and disturbances." (Source: Root Canal Teeth and Cavitations by Lowell Weiner DDS, FAGD)
This quote may be long and sound complex; however, it speaks directly to why root canals should be avoided. Whenever a tooth is root canaled it sets up a situation that is identical to the one described above.

Harmful substances are produced by the infected root canaled tooth which can have serious effects on constitutional health. When these infections and their circulating toxins occur unchecked for prolonged periods of time, systemic damage often results.

The hidden dangers of root canals you don't know about

Root Canal, Diet, Degenerative Disease Connection : 97% Of Terminal Cancer Patients Had Root Canals

Root Canals Destructive to Health - Why Would You Want A Dead Tooth in Your Mouth for Life?


Flawed medical research may be ruining your health

There is a cancer eating at the core of medical research.

You've most likely heard of medical reports touting the effectiveness of a diet plan, a new drug, a supplement, or medical procedure. You may have even decided on a course of action based on these findings, only to find out later that they have been refuted by new studies.

Strikingly, the odds are that the studies that influenced your decision, and possibly the decision of your doctor, were wrong.

We are bombarded by medical research studies that don't stand the test of time and potentially cause serious negative health outcomes.

Comment: Read more about Dr. Ioannidis, 'one of medicine's top mythbusters'
Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong

But what if wrong answers aren't the exception but the rule? More and more scholars who scrutinize health research are now making that claim. It isn't just an individual study here and there that's flawed, they charge. Instead, the very framework of medical investigation may be off-kilter, leading time and again to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result is a system that leads patients and physicians astray - spurring often costly regimens that won't help and may even harm you.

It's a disturbing view, with huge im-plications for doctors, policymakers, and health-conscious consumers. And one of its foremost advocates, Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, has just ascended to a new, prominent platform after years of crusading against the baseless health and medical claims. As the new chief of Stanford University's Prevention Research Center, Ioannidis is cementing his role as one of medicine's top mythbusters. "People are being hurt and even dying" because of false medical claims, he says: not quackery, but errors in medical research.


Science is driving choice in vaccination

As the Australian Government expresses its anger over Indonesia executing two Australian drug smugglers, it is implementing a policy that will remove the free and informed consent for Australians to choose a medical intervention in healthy people: vaccination. This policy will remove our right to choose freely what we put into our own bodies, a fundamental human right that is protected in all International Bills of Human Rights. Yet this is not being discussed in the mainstream Australian media even though the risks of vaccines and valid consent (2.1.3) are required from Australian consumers before a vaccine is administered.

There is no question that the ingredients of vaccines are unsafe yet in 2012 the Australian government added 3 new vaccines to the infant schedule and linked 'fully vaccinating' a child to $2,100 in welfare benefits. A doctor's signature was required to refuse any of the 11 vaccines required before 1 year of age. This policy reverses the principle of informed consent by requiring a doctor's signature for parents to refuse a vaccine, instead of patient's consent to accept vaccines. The government's policies have been accepted with hardly any presentation of the risks of vaccines in the media. In Australia, Murdoch owns 70% of the major newspapers and by selecting the information for debate, the issues can be framed to present the desired outcomes.

Comment: Read more about the Vaccine debate heating up in Australia:

Black Magic

Monsanto genes: How glyphosate makes you fat

This information was sent to me by a colleague Rose Stevens in Canada. Not only did I think it was very clever, especially the anonymous graphic above, but the narrative that came with it. I don't know whom to thank for this information other than the person who emailed it to me. So, I'm using it invoking 17 U.S. Code §107 Fair Use (news reporting):

Dr Anthony Samsel's explanation on how glyphosate may be causing us to gain weight:

Simply put, Glyphosate disrupts bacterial homeostasis and our enzymes. With obesity, more precisely, glyphosate destroys the species of bacteria which manufacture 90% of our Serotonin as only 10% is manufactured by our body. Serotonin is necessary for the production of other important biomolecules like melatonin the precursor to melanin.

Comment: Say no to GMO. Always purchase organic.

Gold Seal

Doctor's open letter to US legislator: Stop the fearmongering, unvaccinated children are fine

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Did 2014 Mark the Collapse of the Vaccine Establishment?


Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide. You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines - and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children - is not consistent with such a statement. I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases. People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.


Obama embraces gay rights, calls for an end to 'conversion' therapies LGBT youth

US President Barack Obama, has called for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at 'repairing' gay, lesbian and transgender youth.
"Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let's say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he's held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it's time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us — on the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build," said Obama.
In a statement, posted alongside a petition, made in honor of 17-year-old transgender youth Leelah Alcorn—who in December threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer, after writing in her online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boyObama condemned the practice supported by socially conservative organizations and religious doctors. The petition received over 120,000 signatures in three months.

Comment: "The most important fact about 'reparative therapy,' also sometimes known as 'conversion' therapy, is that it is based on an understanding of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major health and mental health professions. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, together representing more than 477,000 health and mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus there is no need for a 'cure.'"-Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel.


Late night snacking is hurting your health

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Could those late night snacks be adding to your waistline and causing harm to your heart? A new study suggests that its better to eat during the daylight hours.

Nighttime snackers take note: eating late is harming your health, or so suggests a recent study out of San Diego State University.

While the study looked at fruit flies, and not humans, the findings do provide compelling reasons to investigate further whether there is a causal link between late night eating and heart health, amongst other health measures. I have been saying for some time, it is not just WHAT you eat, but WHEN you eat too.

Comment: A little bit of fasting works wonders for your body; it increases the number of circulating growth hormones, it improves skin function, and it heals the brain. Replacing a meal with a nice cup of bone broth is another great way to supercharge your diet. Check out:
  • Top 5 reasons why bone broth is the bomb
  • Intermittent fasting: This is what happens to your body
  • Intermittent fasting supercharges your brain and more!