Health & Wellness


Poor diet causes more disease than lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol combined, say doctors


Exercise all you like, but if your diet is bad, it won't protect you from disease
Doctors have blamed excess sugar and carbohydrates for the surge in obesity - not the lack of exercise.

They said poor diet was now recognised as being responsible for more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined.

Comment: This is one more 'revelation' from the medical industry that has been staring humanity in the fact for decades: eat chemical-laden pseudo-food, and you'll get sick. While the blame has been placed on natural animal fat and smoking for decades, it is not 'revealed' that big-business has been the real killer.

Read the report for yourself here.


The clinical impact of Vitamin C: My personal experiences as a Physician

Is the healing power of Vitamin C too good to be true? Can this inexpensive and convenient vitamin improve and heal the toughest of ailments?

My ongoing relationship with vitamin C now spans a full 20 years, when I first met Dr. Hal Huggins, a pioneering dentist who opened my eyes to a wide array of clinical approaches to different diseases with hitherto unheard-of clinical results at his clinic in Colorado Springs. I can honestly say that my first visit to his clinic began the most meaningful part of my medical education. Nothing has been the same since. My office where I practiced adult cardiology ended up being shuttered shortly after that first visit. And I have never looked back.

Comment: More helpful information about the benefits of Vitamin C


Could a tragic chapter of Australian history be unwittingly repeated in a seasonal 'flu vaccination campaign' for First Nations children?

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The Author warns that infants who have suffered repeated infections should not be immunised under the governments new forced Vaccination Campaign and only those infants under special risk should receive them.

There was a forced vaccination campaign in 1970-1 in the Northern Territory where forced vaccinations had a 50% fatality rate. This was reported by Dr Archie Kalokerinos, who was there during that time. He later wrote a book on it, called Every Second Child.

The writer's 3 children and 4 grandchildren have been immunised, and I am not an anti-vaccine campaigner. I am a 'vaccine, only with adequate checks and balances', advocate.
Seasonal flu vaccinations have recently been offered free for Aboriginal children aged 5 years and under (the most vulnerable age range for complications). The possibility of a future TB vaccination campaign has been raised. Check out the links.

Below the links is what happened to Aboriginal children in the 1970's as a result of a previous campaign, as told by a highly experienced doctor practising during that time in the region of NSW with the highest infant death-rate.


Not 'one iota' of exercise is needed to lose weight, says scientific study


Obesity crisis has been generated through a worsening of our diets – rather than a rise in sedentary lifestyles
The cause of obesity is a bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a group of international experts.

In an article discussing whether food, sedentary lifestyles or a combination of the two are responsible for the rapidly growing obesity epidemic, doctors said the obesity crisis had almost nothing to do with the amount of exercise we take part in.

They say that while frequent physical activity is vital in reducing the risk of the developing heart disease, dementia and a number of other conditions, it "does not promote weight loss."

Writing in The British Journal of Sports Medicine the authors, who include cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, an outspoken critic of the food industry for a number of years, claim that food and soft drink companies have incorrectly emphasised how physical activity and sport can prevent people from obesity.

"In the past 30 years, as obesity has rocketed, there has been little change in physical activity levels in the Western population. This places the blame for our expanding waistlines directly on the type and amount of calories consumed.

"Members of the public are drowned by an unhelpful message about maintaining a 'healthy weight' through calorie counting, and many still wrongly believe that obesity is entirely due to lack of exercise.


What's so healthy about avocado oil?

It doesn't take much digging to figure out that most of the oils we eat in this country are fantastically poor choices. There's the heavy processing to consider as well as the GMO sourcing, the rancidity, and dramatic omega fatty acid imbalance to name a few unsavory points. Sure, we make different choices in our own kitchens, but sometimes we find ourselves wishing we could recreate a certain taste in a Primal version of an old favorite recipe or just find a better flavor in one of our new favorite Primal meals. As a result, even the most Primally devout among us are on the lookout for the healthiest choices with the right practical adaptability. (And, oh yeah, good taste...) In the interest of relishing our food while respecting our bodies, we hunt down lesser appreciated alternatives. Plus, there's just something fun about undermining the status quo to support worthy culinary underdogs. One of the great "finds" of my Primal journey has undoubtedly been avocado oil - a little recognized healthy fat with big versatility.

2 + 2 = 4

The number one reason employees get sick....Perceived unfairness at work

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.


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Recent studies confirm that emotional hurt and rejection, whether part of social interactions or the perception of inequitable and unjust workplace conditions can actually trigger the same neurophysiologic pathways associated with physical pain and suffering (Eisenberger, Lieberman, & Williams, 2003).

Comment: Are psychopaths in the workplace on the rise and what does it mean?
Workplace psychopaths' more common than generally thought
Ponerology 101: Snakes in Suits
Corporate Psychopaths Bad for Business


How to help in removing toxic GMO products and Roundup from the marketplace

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Since genetically engineered (GE) crops, foods, and animal drugs were brazenly forced onto the market in 1994 by Monsanto and the FDA, with neither pre-market safety testing nor labels required, consumers and small farmers worldwide have mobilized to ban, label, or boycott these controversial "Frankenfoods."

With mounting scientific evidence1 underlining the human health and environmental toxicity of GE foods, and growing alarm over the toxic pesticides such as Monsanto's Roundup that invariably accompany genetically modified organisms (GMOs), currently 64 nations require mandatory labeling of GMOs.

Numerous states and regions in the European Union, and several dozen entire nations, including Switzerland, Australia, Austria, China, India, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, and Russia, have banned GMO crops altogether.2

In the European Union (EU), where mandatory labeling laws are in effect, little or no GMO crops or food are on the market (except for imported GMO animal feed).In addition to banning GMOs, a growing number of countries, including El Salvador and Sri Lanka, have begun to ban the use of Monsanto's Roundup.

This toxic herbicide is sprayed heavily on 84 percent of all GMO crops, and increasingly applied as a pre-harvest desiccant, or drying agent, on scores of other non-GMO crops including wheat, rice, beans, potatoes, barley, oats, flax, peas, lentils, and sugar cane.

Even in the US where 168 million acres of GE crops are under cultivation (including 90 percent or more of all corn, soy, cotton, canola, and sugar beets), survey after survey has shown that Americans, especially mothers and parents of small children, are either suspicious of, or alarmed by, unlabeled GMOs.

Comment: Since it is clear the biotech and agriculture industries will continue to resist pressures to label GMO products, the only way for consumers to protect their health is to buy organic when possible, research products and avoid most packaged and processed foods. Vote against GMO's and pesticides with your purchasing habits. There is so much evidence of the dangers posed by these products, that you are literally risking your health by ingesting them.


California moves closer to ban exempting kids from vaccination

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The vaccination bill has proved contentious.
A bill designed to make it harder for parents to stop their children being vaccinated is a step closer to being enacted. Today, it was passed by California's state education committee. The bill was drafted in response to the outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in December and infected 147 people from seven states.

Of the 81 Californians infected whose vaccination status is known, 70 per cent were unvaccinated. The bill, brought by two Californian senators - one a paediatrician, bans parents from exempting their kids from standard school vaccinations on the grounds of "personal belief" rather than genuine medical reasons, such as having a compromised immune system.

It was first brought to the education committee earlier this month but was pulled before a vote because of vociferous protests from anti-vaccination lobbyists and concerns of some on the committee that it was unconstitutional.

The version of the bill that was voted through today includes amendments that allow unvaccinated children to study in organised groups at home. If the bill gets through all the legislative hurdles, it could be written into law by September and come into force at the start of 2016. Mississippi and West Virginia are the only two other states to have such a law.


Stress is a killer: What you can do about it

Stress can cause a heart attack among other diseases and ailments. Find out practical, drug-free ways to manage and eliminate stress.

For years, I have educated my patients on the two things that cause all disease: poor nutrition and chemicals. Your typical M.D. does not comprehend this fact. But over time I came to realize physical inactivity, sleep quality, and mental disorders may be equally as important.

I know the label mental disorders brings Jack Nicholson to mind in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but symptoms may be more subtle. Mental disorders include stress, depression, anxiety, anger, and social isolation. It is not a secret that in today's society of information overload, political turmoil, and financial unrest, the health of America is suffering. Some amount of mental distress is normal and probably healthy. Our ancestors no doubt had some of the same feelings. But clearly the problem is worsening. 80% of respondents reported an increase in stress over only one year, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. The fact is, the rise of cardiovascular disease parallels the increase in mental health disorders.

Comment: Read more about depression and how it has been described as a 'modern epidemic':
Epidemic depression as a wake up call to humanity

The depression that I'm interested in is the kind that drags on and on, the kind that costs the victim much couch time at the therapist's office and puts them on a medical treadmill, often for life. The kind of depression I'm talking about is the type that drives people to suicide, often multiple times over long periods of their lives. It sucks the soul out of you because it convinces you that the world is a completely nihilistic place. There is no purpose, no hope, no future, and no one understands. There is only a cold unfeeling world whose culture is at best superficial, and at worst outright psychopathic. There is a nothingness inside of you that grows and grows and grows.

How and why do relatively well-adjusted people with normal lives come to carry this monster inside of them, this feeling of a shattered soul that refuses to be cured with drugs or the latest counseling theories? I think the answer to that question is that the being of such people has, at some level of awareness, been forced to realize that the world "out there" is not right in some fundamental way; that it has in fact become a playground for nihilistic personalities who have no plan whatsoever other than to gorge on their own thirst for darkness and destruction.


How vitamin studies deceive the public into big pharma profits

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Are vitamins actually killing you, giving you heart attacks, and perhaps even extracted from the depths of Hades? If you follow some of the highly deceiving studies on the matter of vitamin usage that fail to actually tell you when they're using petrochemically derived 'junk' vitamins in all of their testing groups — then the answer may be a very loud 'yes.'

And, unfortunately, that makes for quite a large number of these studies.

It was back in 2011 that I first wrote an article breaking down the subject of vitamin studies, entitled 'Why Many Vitamin Studies Are Absolutely Worthless.' At first glance, it seemed like a ridiculous title to many. After all, how could these studies be 'worthless' when they were performed with perfect testing methodologies and oftentimes involved some interesting results on how the body processes different nutrients?

The Vitamin Research Trick Revealed

It simply has nothing to do with their methods, as many on alternative and mainstream media are currently debating. Instead, it has to do with the vitamin they're claiming to test.

Let me give you an example and break it down. Before I even opened up the latest vitamin study after finding it at the top of some very prominent websites, I knew that it would focus — at least somewhat — on vitamin E. Vitamin E is the 'easy target' for researchers to demonize vitamin supplements. It's almost too easy, because almost no one knows that there are two very different forms of vitamin E in most dietary supplements.

As with pretty much all nutrients, we're looking at a synthetic and an organic source. On average, the synthetic source is far less desirable (and cheaper) than the organic (food based) source. In the case of vitamin E, however, it can be much worse.