Health & Wellness


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.

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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Scientists are studying the ketogenic diet as a weapon against cancer

Zoe Taylor had her first epileptic seizure in May 2013. It was the most frightening and painful experience of her life. 'I've had two children without pain relief and that was a breeze by comparison,' says Zoe, 33. 'It was a pain you can't imagine. It started in my tongue and I felt impelled to open my jaws as wide as possible. 'I expelled all the air from my lungs and then I couldn't breathe in.'

As well as feeling as if she was suffocating, her body was jerking uncontrollably, then she fell unconscious. After that, she had similar seizures every six weeks or so and smaller ones up to ten times a day. 'My jaw would go fuzzy and numb. Afterwards, I'd feel tired and get emotional about the smallest thing.' In July, the cause was revealed - a slow-growing brain tumour.

'I was told it might stay in the same state for years, but they wouldn't operate because its location meant I might suffer brain damage,' says Zoe, who lives with her husband Lee, 35, a hairdresser, and their children, Milo, four, and Isabella, seven, in Totnes, Devon.Unfortunately, leaving the tumour in place meant it could become aggressive.

'I was told radiotherapy might prolong my life by several years, but only half of patients who develop the aggressive type of tumour are alive a year later.' Conventional treatment for brain cancer involves surgery, if possible, and chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, as well as epilepsy drugs for the seizures - these occur because the tumour presses on surrounding brain cells. Zoe is taking epilepsy drugs, but she believes their effect has been boosted dramatically by following a diet approved to treat children with epilepsy.

Known as the ketogenic diet, it is being used experimentally to help a few adult brain cancer patients control their seizures. It's thought it might even help tackle cancer.

Comment: Imagine living in an environment where you're surrounded by freezing cold; most of available food is moving with four legs and plant based food is scarce. That's the environment we've genetically evolved and that's the type of food our genes have programmed us to optimally function. Human beings are creatures of ice age so it's no wonder why ketogenic diet has so good health results. The way ancient human beings survived was eating once or twice a day animal based foods high with nourishing fat.

Here's additional reading on ketogenic diet:

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Greedy and criminal: Big Pharma markets deadly and ineffective cancer drugs

Medical experts are saying that the biggest flaw of Big Pharma today is a high percentage of ineffective products being sold without previous clinical trials. This is particularly true when anti-cancer medications are concerned.The sad fact is that Big Pharma prefers to invest in advertising and bribing officials instead of attempting to make their products truly effective. Today pharmaceutical manufacturing is handsomely funded by politicians and organized crime, since it's has become one of the most efficient money laundering schemes and has already corrupted a large number of US and EU officials.

Biotech expert C. Glenn Begley, the former Vice-President and Global Head of Hematology and Oncology Research at Amgen - one of the largest cancer research centers in the US, is now a senior vice president in a private biotech company TetraLogic. In his article published in Nature magazine back in March 2012, Glenn stated that a series of tests conducted under his supervision proved that out of 53 anti-cancer drugs that had been developed by "respected laboratories," a total of 47 showed no noticeable improvements in patients' health conditions (which amounts to 88%).

Comment: The travesty of this situation is that there are alternatives to poisonous cancer drugs, but BigPharma buries any promising research and blocks effective non-toxic alternatives, to protect industry profits. In addition, they use the medical mafia to hunt down people who refuse to submit to their poisons. The industry buys its way out of any scandal, while millions perish from diseases that could well be avoided or cured if it were not for the complete corruption of the medical industrial complex.


Another reason to avoid antimicrobial soaps: Triclosan found to cause liver cancer in mice

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Triclosan, an ingredient common in antibacterial soaps, cosmetics, deodorants, toothpastes and more, has been under the microscope for the past few years amid growing concerns that it can disrupt key hormones that regulate growth and reproduction as well as contribute to the spread of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

Now, a new study has added another possible black mark against the chemical, showing it causes liver cancer in mice.

The study adds to a growing body of evidence that the chemical's possible harmful effects may outweigh its benefits - key information as the Food and Drug Administration weighs a possible ban on the chemical.

Comment: As research has found, triclosan is no better than ordinary soap at killing germs, but worse, it exacts a heavy price on health. Learn to avoid such toxic chemicals by reading labels on all cosmetic products.


Roll up your sleeves! New flu shot contains dog kidney cells

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Some people may get a new flu shot that's made with dog cells instead of chicken eggs.

Comment: Where's the outrage? Where's the disgust? The author writes this as if having dog cell remnants injected into you is the most natural thing in the world. (Not that chicken eggs are any better. Chicken eggs belong in your mouth, not in your bloodstream).

This year Novartis shipped its first full batch of Flucelvax, a new vaccine that was only approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012. The company made a limited amount of the shot last year, but there are more doses to go around this flu season. And for the first time, the doses were made at the company's newly approved U.S. plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Comment: Oh, great. Insect cells too. How about eye of newt and toe of frog? Is there some evil wizard stirring a cauldron at the Novartis facility? Of course, it doesn't end there. Flu shot ingredients can also include caterpillar egg cells and retinas of aborted fetal tissue. Someone please pass the sick bag!


Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

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A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

Dr. Martin Salia died of the disease shortly after 4 a.m., Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said.

"Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him," said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.

Salia, 44, had advanced symptoms when he arrived at the hospital Saturday, including kidney and respiratory failure, the hospital said in a statement. He was placed on dialysis, a ventilator and given several medications to support his organ systems.

Salia was given the experimental drug ZMapp on Saturday. He also received a plasma transfusion from an Ebola survivor - a treatment that is believed to provide antibodies to fight the virus.

The first two Ebola patients to return to the U.S., Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were treated with ZMapp in August. Their treatments exhausted that supply of ZMapp and Salia was treated using a new batch of the drug.

"We used every possible treatment available to give Dr. Salia every possible opportunity for survival," Smith said. "As we have learned, early treatment with these patients is essential. In Dr. Salia's case, his disease was already extremely advanced by the time he came here for treatment."

Comment: For more information on how to protect yourself, see Ebola - The true vaccine is knowledge of current state of affairs.


Deadly beverage: Energy drinks still sending children to poison control centers

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Thousands of kids have faced serious - and potentially deadly - side effects after consuming energy drinks, new research shows.

More than 5,000 cases of people who got sick from energy drinks were reported to U.S. poison control centers between 2010 and 2013, and almost half of those cases were in children did not realize what they were drinking, according to research that will be presented Monday (Nov. 17) at a meeting of the American Heart Association.

Many of these cases involved serious side effects, such as seizures, irregular heart rhythms or dangerously high blood pressure, the researchers found. And it was children under age 6 who often consumed the beverages without knowing what they were drinking.

"They didn't go to a store and buy it; they found it in the refrigerator, or left by a parent or an older sibling," said study co-author Dr. Steven Lipshultz, the pediatrician in chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan

Comment: These drinks have serious side effects that cause problems for adults as well, yet the industry has managed to sidestep safety concerns.

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172 sickened on Carnival Crown Princess cruise from California

Carnival cruise ship Victory departs port in Key West, Florida
A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday, authorities and Carnival Corp said.

Passengers said the crews were everywhere trying to prevent the virus from spreading. One passenger said: "There were so many people walking around with buckets of sanitizers and wiping down walls and every time someone got up from a table, they were wiping down the tables and wiping down the chairs."

The outbreak marks the second time in less than a year that the highly contagious virus has spread on the company's Crown Princess ship, which is part of its Princess Cruises fleet. On the latest trip, the ship carried more than 4,100 people on a cruise that departed nearly a month ago from Los Angeles and included stops in Hawaii and Tahiti.

More than 100 people aboard the cruise ship were sickened by the virus during an April trip.

"Over the last few days, the ship began seeing an increased number of gastrointestinal illnesses, caused by norovirus," said company spokeswoman Susan Lomax. "In response, we have enacted our stringent disinfecting protocols developed in conjunction" with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The ship, which docked in San Pedro early in the day, will undergo a deep cleaning before embarking on its next voyage Sunday night, Lomax said.

The ship is next set to cruise the Mexican Riviera, she said.

Those set to board ship for its next cruise will be notified of the virus outbreak, with a CDC official on the vessel to conduct an inspection ahead of its departure, a CDC spokesman said.

Outbreaks of norovirus have been reported by nearly a dozen cruise lines sailing from U.S. ports in recent years. The outbreaks are unpleasant but usually mild and typically stem from many people confined to a small area, lackluster hand-washing and buffet-style dining, experts have said.

Norovirus is the most common cause of contagious gastrointestinal illness, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea the typical symptoms.

The CDC estimates that there are about 20 million cases of norovirus in the United States each year, resulting in 570 to 800 deaths. The virus usually clears up in one to three days, the CDC says.

Carnival Corp is the parent company of several cruise lines, including Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Nothing to see here, folks. Radiation is safe

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Why would anyone worry about radiation, mercury pollution coming out of every coal fired electrical plant in the world, vaccines, most pharmaceuticals or genetically modified food? Pesticides are not a problem nor is plutonium or the massive nutritional deficiencies gaining ground in the public. Though these Australians in the above picture are demonstrating against their own government's climate position I think it represents quite well, how most of us are dealing with the great problems facing our civilization.

The government says radiation is safe. Experts say it is safe, doctors say it is safe. Therefore, it must be safe so relax. TEBCO is officially telling us that radiation has reached the west coast but do not worry about it. It is safe radiation. It might even be good for you if you believe those who believe in such things. Radiation is up across the country according to EPA monitoring stations but that is not even worth a mention in the press since everything is safe. I wonder why we have not had a nuclear war since that probably would be safe as well. It is also safe to let psychopaths go un-confronted so they can run large corporations, banks and governmental institutions like the FDA and CDC.

Comment: Radiation exposure is so safe, in fact, that Japanese and American children are coming down with thyroid cancer.

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