Health & Wellness


Vaccine mandates: Are they creating a class system in the workplace?


Christiana Care Health System, the largest private employer in Delaware, pins workers with “I’m vaccinated” badges to outcast unvaccinated workers. Vaccinated workers also receive credit toward an annual bonus, while those who opt out of vaccination must wear face masks during any patient interaction.
As we are nearing 2020, it's a fair question to check in on how close the nation is to reaching the targets set by Healthy People 2020. Perhaps the more important question is how these goals may be creating a discriminatory class system separating the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated in the workplace.

Comment: Profits, Not Science, Motivate Vaccine Mandates


'Next generation' GMO imports must be stopped by regulators & retailers

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A new wave of 'next generation' GM crops resistant to multiple herbicides, may be approved for import into the European Union, writes Helen Wallace, even though the health impact of the herbicide combinations is unknown. Regulators and retailers must refuse to authorize these GMOs or allow their use in any part of the food chain.

The European Commission's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals and Food met this week to consider three applications for import into the EU of genetically engineered soybeans, for use in both human food and animal feeds.


The remedy for true health & the true origin of vaccines

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1802 painting of smallpox vaccine inventor Dr. Edward Jenner vaccinating a room full of people who then sprout cows from their bodies. The painting illustrates popular 17th century fears about vaccination. The caption reads “The Cow Pock – or – the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation.”
Source: National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Collection, “The Cow Pock – or – the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation,”
As America struggles with a 'legal' drug addiction like no other nation, are we missing something fundamental about how the body realizes true health? If we look at ancient teachings - those which have been around since well before the fairly new invention of 'modern,' allopathic medicine, which has only been in existence really since the 19th century, and the dawn of 'germ theory, ' instead of relying on the advice of an industry which has grown swollen with greed, might we not discover simple, profound measures to heal the body, once and for all?

Since the rise of western medicine, influenced by the ancient teachings of Greece, but somehow divorced from the more insightful teachings of that time, we have tried to sanitize the world to pieces. We remove limbs and organs with multiple surgeries, blast cells with radiation and chemotherapy, and treat our natural immune system like a four letter word. We give more vaccines than ever, yet somehow various 'germs' and 'super bugs' have taken over. We now have the first generation in history that will likely not outlive its parents.


Are you the cause of your physical pain & disease?

Yes, you. Not the environment, your mother's genes or your junk food diet. Everything in your body that you see manifested as form and phenomena comes from the vibrations within your body which then give rise to either health or disease. What we feel - our emotions coordinate our biochemical, cellular and complete physiological states our entire lives. In other words, the cause of all disease is not tangible at all. Our outlook on life and how we feel about ourselves may be the most relevant health predictor of all.

Many people are already familiar with the fact that emotional stress can lead to digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome, tension and headaches, but many may not be aware that can also cause other physical illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and even symptoms of severe chronic pain.

Comment: Dr. Gabor Maté: "When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection"


The Health and Wellness Show - Death: No One Gets Out of Here Alive

Death is everywhere, yet no one talks about it. Violent video games, constant death in the news, fear of disease and dying. Why are we so afraid of talking about death openly?

Today on the SOTT Talk Radio Health and Wellness Show, we look into the subject of death.

What are the top five regrets of the dying? What about reincarnation and near death experiences? What about the physical process of dying?

All this will be explored and more as we explore the subject of death here on the Health and Wellness Show.

Here's the transcript of the show:


Parasitologists discover new form of tick-borne bacterium that may be transmittable to humans

© Philipp Berger/Vetmeduni Vienna
Bacterium Candidatus Neoehrlichia might be transmitted by ticks.
Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna are hot on the trail of pathogens carried by ticks. The parasitologists recently discovered a new form of the bacterium Candidatus Neoehrlichia in a red fox from the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. The pathogen might also be transmittable to humans. The results were published in the journal Parasites & Vectors.

Adnan Hodžić from the Institute of Parasitology at the Vetmeduni Vienna is searching for pathogens transmitted by ticks. He is especially interested in wild carnivores (foxes and wolves) which could be a possible reservoir and source of infection for humans and other animals.

One special pathogen, first discovered in 1999 in Ixodes ricinus ticks, is the bacterium Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis (CNM). The first case of CNM causing illness in a person was identified in the year 2010 in Sweden. Since then, the bacterium has been found several times in humans as well as in animals such as dogs, hedgehogs, shrews, bears, badgers, chamois and mouflons. In people, an infection with CNM bacteria causes fever, muscle and joint pain, and a higher risk for thrombosis and embolisms. Older and immunocompromised people are especially at risk.



Toxic chemotherapy drugs are now being prescribed for multiple diseases

Pop-singer Selena Gomez has recently revealed that she underwent chemotherapy treatment not for cancer but lupus, which immediately opened up more information on current mainstream treatment options - chemotherapy is not only used for cancer anymore. Chemo drugs are now also prescribed for a row of illnesses, especially autoimmune diseases.

"That's what my break was really about," she told Billboard Magazine. "I could've had a stroke." Gomez said she underwent the treatment but did not specify whether she took chemo drugs or actual chemotherapy. According to one top lupus doctor, chemo drugs are now being used for the disease, believe it or not.

"Chemo kills cells that are rapidly dividing. What you are hoping is you hit the right dose of chemo to kill the problem and spare the cells you need to live," told Dr. Joan T. Merrill, medical director of the Lupus Foundation of America, to the Daily News.

Merill said the list of illnesses that chemo can be used for are: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, vasculitis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, and sceleroderma.

Comment: Not only are chemotherapy drugs ineffective in combating cancer, they facilitate its growth. Most chemotherapy patients either die or are plagued with illness within 10-15 years after treatment. It destroys their immune system, increases neuro-cognitive decline, disrupts endocrine functioning and causes organ and metabolic toxicities. Considering these well-known facts, it is not difficult to conclude that the profitability of these drugs is behind the increase in off-label uses.

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Serving its biotech masters: FDA won't require GMO labeling

The federal government has decided that Americans don't need to know what's in their food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said recently that it would not require labeling of genetically modified plants that have been approved for sale.
"The agency is not aware of any valid scientific information showing that foods derived from genetically engineered plants, as a class of foods, differ from other foods in any meaningful way. GE (genetically engineered) foods don't present greater safety concerns than foods developed by traditional plant breeding," the agency said.

"However, if a food derived from a genetically engineered plant is materially different from its traditional counterpart, the labeling of that food must disclose such differences," the FDA said.
That would mean, for example, that canola oil genetically engineered to contain more lauric acid must be labeled "lauric canola oil." Most Americans would have no idea what that means.

Comment: The continued attempts of the FDA and biotech industry to force their frankenfoods on the population is simply fueling consumer backlash against the industry. Some grocery chains are finally listening to their customers and are rejecting the new GMO salmon.


A web of influence: Why the United States leaves deadly chemicals on the market

Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray. There may even be shouting.

Such is the current state of affairs between two camps of scientists: health effects researchers and regulatory toxicologists. Both groups study the effects of chemical exposures in humans. Both groups have publicly used terms like "irrelevant," "arbitrary," "unfounded" and "contrary to all accumulated physiological understanding" to describe the other's work. Privately, the language becomes even harsher, with phrases such as "a pseudoscience," "a religion" and "rigged."

The rift centers around the best way to measure the health effects of chemical exposures. The regulatory toxicologists typically rely on computer simulations called "physiologically based pharmacokinetic" (PBPK) modeling. The health effects researchers—endocrinologists, developmental biologists and epidemiologists, among others—draw their conclusions from direct observations of how chemicals actually affect living things.

Comment: What are we doing to ourselves? 84,000 chemicals, and only 1% have been tested
Americans are exposed to a toxic soup of more than 80,000 different chemicals, but we have no idea what the impact of those chemicals is on our bodies — or those of our children," said Sen. Udall. "Current law has failed to protect Americans from dangerous carcinogens like asbestos, and Congress can't afford to stand on the sidelines any longer."

Sen. Vitter noted that "chemicals are used to produce 96 percent of all manufactured goods consumers rely on every day."


41 young children die from mystery disease in Papua, Indonesia

Map showing the province of Papua, Indonesia.
A large number of children, many below the age of seven, have died of an unexplained disease in Mbuwa district, Nduga regency, Papua, following the start of the rainy season in early November.

A medical team consisting of health workers from Nduga, Wamena and Jayawijaya regencies arrived at the location but have yet to ascertain the cause of the deaths.

"As many as 41 children have died, as of today. They present with a slight illness at first but die shortly after these initial signs. The medical team from Nduga Health Office, assisted by the Wamena Health Office may have returned home, but the cause of these deaths remains uncertain," said Mbuwa district chief Erias Gwijangge, during a call to The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Erias said Nduga and surrounding areas had experienced drought and were exposed to haze from forest fires. Rain only fell in the past month. When the rain began, a number of livestock, such as pigs and poultry, also died abruptly.

"Many of the children died prior to the livestock but there was no report of child fatalities, only in the last three days," said Erias.

When contacted by the Post, Wamena City community health clinic analysis member Yan Hubi, who joined the trip to Mbuwa district, said his clinic analyzed blood samples of the children to find out if the children had been infected by malaria, but all were negative.