Health & Wellness


Natural alternatives to combat seasonal allergies

Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or are susceptible to common year-round allergy triggers, such as certain foods or dust, allergy symptoms can impact your everyday life. Allergens release histamines that attack your body's cells, causing the familiar symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes.

While there are dozens of over-the-counter antihistamines to choose from, their negative effects can far outweigh the benefits. Rather than risk the problems associated with these drugs, you can choose from several effective, natural antihistamines that can put a halt to your symptoms without putting your health at risk.

Comment: The health of your gut bacteria and the health of your immune system are vitally linked. When your gut bacteria is imbalanced, your immune system is out of balance as well. Food and seasonal allergies, chronic inflammation, chronic sinusitis, and colds and flus that linger for weeks are all symptomatic of an improperly functioning immune system.


Reviewed by the Cochrane Library: The ADHD drug Ritalin®

This is a "heads up" and "take notice" recommendation for parents whose children routinely are taking the most frequently prescribed ADHD prescription drug Ritalin.

Late in November of 2015, the prestigious Cochrane Library issued its report Benefits and harms of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which you may want to know about and consider seriously.

One of the conclusions the authors of that report came up with is that "Better designed trials are needed to assess the benefits of methylphenidate [Ritalin]."

Comment: Read more about Ritalin gone wrong:
To date, no study has found any long-term benefit of attention-deficit medication on academic performance, peer relationships or behavior problems, the very things we would most want to improve. Until recently, most studies of these drugs had not been properly randomized, and some of them had other methodological flaws.
The Over-Prescribing of Psychoactive Drugs to Children is very concerning, considering the information above, there appears to be no long term benefits from attention-deficit medications. Big Pharma-funded doctors are making a killing prescribing questionable drugs to young children:
Big Pharma has spent millions on public relations campaigns that tell parents, teachers and clinicians to dose children at the first sign of problems. It knows if parents treat their kids early they will never know if the kids needed the drugs in the first place and whether residual problems are "mental illness" or drug side effects. The kids will also probably be life long customers because parents will be afraid to take them off the drugs. No wonder Pharma tells parents not to wait for "excessive energy" or "mood swings" to go away in the awareness campaigns. Ka-ching.


'Frankenfish' a dangerous contaminant: Emergency lawsuit filed to fight FDA approval

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For years, critics have warned that GMO salmon threaten wildlife populations.
In addition to profound potential for ecological impacts, critics say move by FDA ignores fundamental right of consumers to know how their food is produced.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved the sale and consumption of genetically modified (GM or GMO) salmon, delivering a big win to the biotech industry and ignoring long-held concerns by environmental and public health advocates who say the "Frankenfish" pose too many ecological risks to authorize.

Comment: The Health and Wellness Show - 27 Nov 2015 - Frankenfoods: GMOs in our Foodchain
The latest news on the Genetically Modified foods front is the FDA approval of the GMO salmon in the US, or "Frankenfish", as it's not-so-affectionately termed. This marks the first genetically modified animal food to be approved for entry into our foodchain, and its approval in other countries is anticipated to follow, despite widespread public outcry.

Today on the SOTT Talk Radio Network's Health and Wellness Show, we'll be reopening the topic of GMOs and exploring the implication of genetically modified animal foods entering our foodchain. Is there any hope in avoiding these frankenfoods? Join us as we explore this topic and more.


A new study has found that pesticide exposure may lead to abnormal sperm development

Exposure to organochlorine chemicals, such as DDE and PCBs, is linked to increased rates of sperm abnormalities that may lead to fertility problems, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. This is the latest study in a long line of research implicating endocrine (hormone)-disrupting chemicals in reproductive diseases.

Researchers investigated this issue by observing the blood serum and sperm quality of 90 men, aged 22-44, participating in health studies in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago under Denmark's control that is located between Iceland, the UK and Norway. Faroe islanders consume a high seafood diet that often consists of pilot whale, integral historically as a food source for the Faroese people. However, this practice exposes the Faroese to higher than average levels of environmental contaminants. For the study, data on umbilical cord blood and blood serum at age 14 was available for 40 of the participants, allowing a researchers to measure lifetime impacts.

Comment: Further research on exposure and effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals:


U.S. Marine Veteran uses alternative healing practices - Homeopathy, cell salts & flower essences

Homeopathy, cell salts and flower essences...for a Marine veteran? Yes, that is correct. As second in command of an Infantry Company of 260 marines during the Iraq war in Fallujah in late 2004, Stan Deland has witnessed and endured some very dramatic experiences.

After returning to the U.S., Stan began seeking out different healing modalities to help him process all that occurred during his time overseas.

Shortly after seeing an acupuncturist, Stan began using homeopathic remedies, cell salts and flower essences.

Comment: Considering the fact that Americans spend $34 billion on Alternative Medicine
it isn't surprising that Veterans are now turning to alternative healing modalities to deal with physical, mental and emotional trauma.
The Defense Department "is dedicated to supporting evidence-based approaches to medical treatment and wants to support the use of alternative therapies if they are proven efficacious."
It is obvious that War causes mental illness in soldiers, and prescription drugs aren't helping remedy the problem. Many returning soldiers are guinea pigs for big pharma and military suicides have hit epidemic levels. Veterans like Stan are seeking different healing modalities like Homeopathy, flower essences and cell salts because they are efficacious. To learn more about several different 'alternative healing modalities' listen to the following show: The Health and Wellness Show - Alternative Medicine Overview


Grilled meat: Cancer causing danger, or deliciously nutritious?

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There's nothing like charcoal-grilled meat. It's not just the food itself, although that's amazing. It's the entire experience: being outside in fresh (albeit smokey) air, the sizzle when you slap that meat down on the hot grill, the smell of the smoke. Even the tools we use when grilling are bigger and savager and more rewarding than the dainty implements used inside. We don't gently flip the steak. We grab it with huge metal tongs and throw it down. There's less precision and more art. And the flavor can't be found anywhere else. The smoke, the flame, the char, the grill marks, the color, the dripping fat—they are irreplaceable.

But is it healthy? Is that perfect sear costing you years off your life? Are those BBQ ribs adorning your colonic interior with pre-cancerous polyps?

Comment: Most of these supposedly scientific studies are a total joke: feeding unimaginably huge quantities of the supposedly carcinogenic HCAs to rodents while also feeding them toxic (and probably already rancid) corn and soy oils, along with giving them other known carcinogens, then blaming the HCAs is just plain nonsense. Based on this data, it would appear that the only link that these "scientists" established is between consumption of vegetable oils and cancer.

Considering the fact that humans have been eating meat cooked over a fire for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years, it seems pretty safe to say that the HCAs generated by grilling meat do not pose any kind of significant health risk to humans, if there's any health risk at all.


Big Pharma does not want you to know the health benefits of coffee enema therapy

Why does Big Pharma hate coffee enema therapy? The answer is that coffee enemas are a powerful liver detoxification tool, a pain relieving therapy, and a therapy for cleansing and healing the colon. Retention coffee enemas are a key part of successful alternative cancer treatment protocols, because they rid the body of toxins that cause cancer and eliminate the toxins released by dead and dying cancer cells. Coffee enemas do all this and more without side effects and at minimal cost.


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.