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The myth of safe pesticides & the negative effects on children

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In "The Myths of Safe Pesticides," André Leu compares the pesticide industry's most prevalent claims to peer-reviewed scientific evidence on the effects of agricultural pesticides in isolation and as chemical cocktails on our food.
The conventional agriculture industry claims that the pesticides, herbicides and insecticides it uses are safe when used as directed, but peer-reviewed evidence suggests otherwise. André Leu investigates these claims in The Myths of Safe Pesticides (Acres U.S.A., 2014), translating technical jargon into layman's terms to break down the five most-repeated myths about pesticide safety. The following excerpt is from chapter 1, "Myth #1: Rigorously Tested."
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The high cost of sickcare: Big medicine cashes in with needless tests and scans

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Why is sickcare (a.k.a. "healthcare") absurdly unaffordable in America? There are many structural reasons which I have covered in depth for years, but one that most of us can relate to from personal experience is needless, hyper-costly scans and tests.

Even those of us who have never had a CT or MRI scan (and I hope I never will) know the drill from friends and family: practically every injury is now scanned by one device or another at enormous expense--not for treatment, as M.D. Ishabaka explains, but as defensive medicine to ward off future lawsuits or in response to patient demands.

Comment: Not only can CT scans be useless in some cases, they can also contribute to cancer:

The Coming Cancer Epidemic from Overuse of CT Scans

CT Scans Cause Cancer

The Danger of CT Scans: The Leading Cause of Breast Cancer?

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New study reveals autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome triggered by HPV vaccine

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Abstract

PROBLEM:

Post-vaccination autoimmune phenomena are a major facet of the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) and different vaccines, including HPV, have been identified as possible causes.

METHOD OF STUDY:

The medical history of three young women who presented with secondary amenorrhea following HPV vaccination was collected. Data regarding type of vaccine, number of vaccination, personal, clinical and serological features, as well as response to treatments were analyzed.

RESULTS:

All three patients developed secondary amenorrhea following HPV vaccinations, which did not resolve upon treatment with hormone replacement therapies. In all three cases sexual development was normal and genetic screen revealed no pertinent abnormalities (i.e., Turner's syndrome, Fragile X test were all negative). Serological evaluations showed low levels of estradiol and increased FSH and LH and in two cases, specific auto-antibodies were detected (antiovarian and anti thyroid), suggesting that the HPV vaccine triggered an autoimmune response. Pelvic ultrasound did not reveal any abnormalities in any of the three cases. All three patients experienced a range of common non-specific post-vaccine symptoms including nausea, headache, sleep disturbances, arthralgia and a range of cognitive and psychiatric disturbances. According to these clinical features, a diagnosis of primary ovarian failure (POF) was determined which also fulfilled the required criteria for the ASIA syndrome.

Comment: Despite claims by the medical mafia and BigPharma of the necessity and safety of the HPV vaccine, the evidence continues to mount that this vaccine has no benefit, and in fact may be one of the worst abuses inflicted on young women:

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Adapting to cold while you sleep enhances metabolism and improves health

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Sleep is essential for good health, as we all know. But a new study hints that there may be an easy but unrealized way to augment its virtues: lower the thermostat. Cooler bedrooms could subtly transform a person's stores of brown fat - what has lately come to be thought of as "good fat" - and consequently alter energy expenditure and metabolic health, even into daylight hours.

Until recently, most scientists thought that adults had no brown fat. But in the past few years, scanty deposits - teaspoonfuls, really - of the tissue have been detected in the necks and upper backs in many adults. This is important because brown fat, unlike the more common white stuff, is metabolically active. Experiments with mice have shown that it takes sugar out of the bloodstream to burn calories and maintain core temperature.

A similar process seems to take place in humans. For the new study, published in June in Diabetes, researchers affiliated with the National Institutes of Health persuaded five healthy young male volunteers to sleep in climate-controlled chambers at the N.I.H. for four months. The men went about their normal lives during the days, then returned at 8 every evening. All meals, including lunch, were provided, to keep their caloric intakes constant. They slept in hospital scrubs under light sheets.

Comment: Cold adaption can have a number of positive benefits for health. See the following thread from our forum for some discussion on the topic: Cryogenic Chamber Therapy

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'Robbed of their womanhood': Sisters suffer from premature ovarian failure after Gardasil shots

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Olivia and Madelyne Meylor are in their early 20s. They still want the world to know what happened to them as teens after they received three Gardasil shots - an HPV vaccine marketed as a way to prevent cervical cancer.

Diagnoses of Premature or Primary Ovarian Failure (POF) followed leaving only 5 percent chance one of them could ever get pregnant.

Comment: See also:

Teenage Girls Develop Degenerative Muscle Diseases After HPV Vaccine Injections

Two More Girls Die After Receiving Gardasil Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Time for the Truth about Gardasil

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America: A Vaxxer-Nation?

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Recently there has been a lot of 'debate' in the mainstream media about vaccinations. While this debate is not new, it is something to take notice of, at least I have been taking note. What sparked my interest in the current vaccine debate, and the taking of notes, was a comedy segment on T.V.

While I am not a regular viewer or cable subscriber, I had the opportunity while visiting family to watch Comedy Central, I almost fell out of my seat when the topic of saying no to Vaccines appeared on The Daily Show . What really sparked my curiosity was that, the next night, The Colbert Report had the infamous Dr. Offit Profit on, touting the benefits of vaccination, condemning parents that choose opt-out of vaccinations and promoting his book Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All. It really is a sign of the times when a comedy station addresses and gives air-time to pro vaccination propaganda and has a guest host who profits from vaccinations. More information about Dr. Profit later in the article.

Vaccinations: Haters and Ya-Sayers

This 'Anti Vaxxer' debate is a hot topic and the content and/or poking fun on cable t.v. brings this debate to a much wider audience. I am an 'Anti Vaxxer' and have been for years. I have 2 grown children and neither of them was ever vaccinated. I am personally against and highly suspicious of the American vaccination effort that has been ongoing for years. I live in a state, like many in the US, that is very pro-vaccination.

When my children were young, I received phone calls and endless mail about the immediate importance of my children receiving their required immunizations (vaccinations). I have been cornered by emergency room nurses and over zealous doctors about the immediate necessity to comply with vaccination laws and requirements. I have left community health centers in tears, feeling like a horrible mother, because I questioned the safety and effectiveness of required vaccinations. Back then, while holding firm to my 'No' choice, I admit I did not know the facts, I just knew something wasn't right. Fortunately other mothers in my community were 'anti-vaxxers' as well and through experience, research and motherly support, I began to form a more informed basis for my decision to say 'No'.

In today's parenting world things have changed. At least from my personal interactions with families with small children. As a mother and former teacher, I am around young children and their parents often, sooner or later the topic of vaccinations pops up. There are two distinct camps among parents, what I call vaccination Haters and Yay sayers. Those who do not support vaccinations and those who are only too happy to comply with vaccination requirements. While I don't 'go there' right away, when talking to the uninformed (or 'disinformed') about my personal anti-vaxx stance, I wait for the parent to ask a specific question. If the parent is a supporter of vaccinations, the conversation is usually pretty short: 'it's the parents choice, do your research, etc'. If, on the other hand, the parent is really struggling and is looking for some solid research and data on the safety of vaccinations and WHY there is such an intense debate going on, I offer the following information. Readers may find it useful in a similar situation.
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New study shows low levels of vitamin D actually increase mortality

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The main way our bodies absorb vitamin D is through the skin — when sunlight hits us.
Vitamin D deficiency is a phrase we've all heard before, but to which we probably rarely take heed. Every so often we might remember the vitamin supplement bottles we have stashed in our rooms somewhere, but by the time we get home from work each day, we've forgotten about them again.

More and more research is finding that a vitamin D deficiency isn't just bad for your bones - it also contributes to a variety of other disorders and chronic illnesses. Now, a new study points out that low levels of vitamin D actually increase mortality. The researchers out of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have established for the very first time that there is a causal relationship between low vitamin D levels and higher mortality rates.

In the study, researchers used participants from the Copenhagen City Heart Study and the Copenhagen General Population Study and examined any genetic defects as well as their vitamin D levels through blood tests. They found that genes associated with low vitamin D had an increased mortality rate of 30 percent and a higher cancer-related death rate of 40 percent.

Past studies often left researchers with the unanswered question of the chicken or the egg. "In previous studies, a close statistical relationship has been established between low vitamin D levels and increased mortality rates," Børge Nordestgaard, clinical professor at the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at the University of Copenhagen, said in the press release. "However, the fact that vitamin D deficiency can be a marker for unhealthy lifestyles and poor health in general may have distorted the results."

For example, scientists didn't know if vitamin D deficiency was causing problems, or if people already had health issues that were causing vitamin D deficiencies. Could it be the unhealthy lifestyle of a patient that led to both vitamin D deficiency and other health problems?

Comment: The evidence is growing that we are entering an ice age. Sunshine may not be as abundant in the near future. Aside from cod liver oil, one of the best food sources for vitamin D is pork lard. You can read more about vitamin D on our forum here and here.

See also:

Low vitamin D levels correlated with magnesium deficiency

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The shadow medical government

Over the last 50 years, tireless researchers have uncovered and revealed the existence of various elites that control governments and populations:

Banks, super-banks, the military-industrial complex, intelligence agencies, psyop propagandists, Wall Street, and so forth and so on.

For some reason, these researchers, many of them, have a blind spot when it comes to the ongoing operations of a shadow medical government.

Blind spot. And also fear. Fear of criticism and ridicule for exposing sacred sacraments of society - like vaccination.

Like psychiatry.

Like (phony) epidemics.
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Ebola update video: Mali under quarantine, misdiagnoses and false positives

The Ebola outbreak is once again, branching off into a new direction. Both here in the U.S., and overseas. In West Africa, another country is on high alert. Mali's government ordered a massive quarantine, forcing more than 600 people to leave their family and friends. While here in the US, we're learning the second patient to die from Ebola could have actually have been misdiagnosed. One man we've talked to throughout this whole story saw this coming months ago. He told us about the Ebola tests and the likelihood of false positives. Today, we welcome Robert Scott Bell back to the broadcast, to catch up to speed on the Ebola story.
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Report shows high levels of lethal contamination in British poultry

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Last month FSA audits of two leading poultry factories were ordered while supermarkets carried out emergency inspections
Experts say freezing chickens could reduce poisoning risks after FSA report shows high levels of potentially lethal bug present in poultry sold at British supermarkets

Chickens sold in Britain are still being contaminated with high levels of the potentially deadly food poisoning bug campylobacter due to poor practice within the poultry industry, public health officials have warned.

Supermarkets have also continued to allow chickens to be sold to consumers even though they have tested positive for high levels of the bacteria.

Officials at Public Health England claim that without sufficient legislation the industry will resist implementing measures that could help to reduce the contamination of chickens for fear it will drive up the cost of meat. Their warnings come as the Food Standards Agency is preparing to publish a survey assessing the campylobacter levels on chicken being sold at leading UK supermarkets. Preliminary results showed that the bacteria could be found on the meat 59% of fresh chicken products on sale.

Dr Frieda Jorgensen, a microbiologist at Public Health England, said the updated results due to be published later this month are likely to show even higher contamination levels.
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