Health & Wellness

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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


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

Maddie and Olivia Meylor

Maddie and Olivia Meylor
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


America: A Vaxxer-Nation?

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.

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.

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.