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Ebola scare motivating interest in immune system functioning and alternative therapies

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We are witnessing a stunning reversal of events in the face of the present Ebola scare consuming North America. The drum beatings of fear played all to often by the mainstream media have given way to a symphony of personal empowerment, education, and a mass social movement to take back our health freedom.

The threat of Ebola initially grabbed headlines and paralyzed millions who lacked understanding. Answers were sought amidst the fear peddling and confusion yet few were being found. A disheartened population is now storming the 'alternative' media and independent health networks, websites, and radio shows for direction. What they are finding is currently propelling us all into a new, decentralized health paradigm.

To the disbelief of pharmaceutical companies, people across North America are taking the time to understand what their immune system is. They are then shocked to find out that it's weak, damaged, and under attack daily. Like true warriors, most are activated into action and begin researching.

Comment: One of the best ways to improve the immune system is to begin to de-toxify the body, eliminating inflammatory foods, GMO ingredients, gluten and casein. Following a ketogenic diet improves immune system functioning while also ameliorating and even preventing a host of diseases. Here are some suggestions to begin implementing now:

The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview

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Natural allopathic treatment modalities for Ebola

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Experts questioned the validity of Ebola testing way back in 1977

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The experts were expressing grave doubts all the way back in 1977. Right at the beginning.

They were questioning the validity of standard tests used to diagnose Ebola - tests being the only way to say the virus is present in humans.

Of course, if the tests are unreliable, the whole premise of an epidemic caused by a single virus has no value. It's an unwarranted assumption.

At that point, you can look for illness and death stemming from a number of causes. And you're driven to the fact that, in Africa, large numbers of people have been dying for a very long time, for reasons that have nothing to do with germs:

Grinding poverty, war, starvation and severe malnutrition, contaminated water, pesticides, lack of basic sanitation, extreme overcrowding, stolen farm land, toxic medicines, and so on.

Not a viral epidemic.
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Studies explain why Ebola outbreaks in Congo were quickly contained

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Aside from the three nations in West Africa that are struggling with the Ebola outbreak, another outbreak of the virus occurred in Central Africa and was quickly contained. Now, new studies confirm that the two outbreaks were unrelated, and offer explanations why one was contained, while the other spiraled out of control.

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began July 26 and was the seventh outbreak in this region since the discovery of the virus in 1976. The first patient was a pregnant woman from Ikanamongo Village who likely contracted the virus when she butchered a bush animal. She died Aug. 11. About 70 more people also became ill and more than 40 died by October, but the outbreak seems to have been tapering off since.

In contrast, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has affected at least 8,400 people and killed more than 4,000 people since it began in Guinea in early 2014 and spread to the neighboring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Comment: Being well prepared to mount a quick and effective response was one reason the outbreaks were initially contained. Unfortunately most hospitals are NOT prepared, so the most important thing for people to understand is that it is imperative to take responsibility for one's own health and well-being. BigPharma and the government are not likely to contain this plague.

Here are suggestions to start implementing now:

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Starvation brings new nightmare to Ebola ravaged countries

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Sierra Leone's fields are without farmers. Its crops go un-reaped. In the quarantine areas, feeding is patchy - some get food, others don't. People then leave the enforced isolation in search of a meal, so Ebola spreads. In three West African countries where many already live a hand-to-mouth existence, the act of eating is increasingly rare.

Ebola, the virus that has ravaged Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at an unprecedented rate, continues its devastating spread. The number of dead doubles with each passing month; the bodies unburied. More lives are devastated with each passing day.

And in the absence of a mass-produced vaccine, its treatment - enforced isolation, mass quarantines - now threatens to bring a new crisis: starvation.

Earlier this month, two children who were among the thousands orphaned by the virus, were visited by aid workers in Liberia's capital, Monrovia. At the time, the workers did not have the resources to take the children away. When they returned days later, the children were dead. They died not from Ebola, but starvation.

Yesterday, as the World Health Organisation warned that more than 4,500 people would be dead before the end of the week, a new threat to West Africa's stability emerged: three quarters of a million people may die from malnutrition, as an unprecedented modern famine follows the disease - if urgent action is not taken. While Ebola's direct consequences prompt terror, its indirect results are equally disturbing - food prices spiral, farms are abandoned, meals are scarce and those most in need, the estimated 4,000 orphans of the virus, go hungry.
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The next disease outbreak may start with New York's unbelievably diseased rats

Here's a shocking fact for you: Rats, the cute, cuddly creatures you sometimes see around your city, are actually kind of gross. And to find out just how gross, researchers at New York's Columbia University decided to do some tests, and the answer is clear: They're dangerously gross. The researchers examined the pathogens present in 133 rats in Manhattan and found food-borne illnesses, diseases never-before seen in New York and undiscovered viruses. Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, told the New York Times it's a "recipe for a public health nightmare."

The background: Scientists set traps in a few Manhattan buildings to catch the pests. "New York rats are a lot wilier than rats in other cities," researcher Cadhla Firth told the New York Times. "We had to bait traps and just leave them open for a week." Once they had their quota, they were able to extract tissue and look for pathogens. Some of the highlights include salmonella, vicious strains of E. coli and Seoul hantavirus, which had never before been found in New York. They even discovered 18 new viruses, including some that seem similar to the virus that causes hepatitis C.

While that may seem scary, scientists are calling it a good thing - now they can figure out how humans might be affected. The takeaway: The big health scares often deal with pathogens in other parts of the world coming here - Ebola comes to mind, along with our old friends SARS and bird flu. That's why politicians get worked into a tizzy tying disease outbreaks to immigration. But one quick look at some rats and it becomes clear that the U.S. is far from some hygienic paradise that can only be spoiled by foreigners. "Everybody's looking [for pathogens] all over the world, in all sorts of exotic places, including us," Columbia professor Ian Lipkin told the New York Times. "But nobody's looking right under our noses."
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Texas health care worker self-quarantines on cruise ship in the Caribbean

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A female healthcare worker from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is reportedly quarantined on board Carnival Cruise ship Magic (pictured) in the Caribbean over an Ebola scare.
A Texas health-care worker who "may have" handled lab specimens from Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has been isolated on board a Carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean. The worker has shown no symptoms of the disease, according to Carnival, which said it is in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A Carnival spokeswoman said the guest, who was not named, will remain on board in voluntary isolation until the ship returns to its home port of Galveston on Sunday.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital employee and a partner boarded the ship Oct. 12 in Galveston, Tex., before the CDC updated the requirement for active monitoring, the State Department said in a statement. Although the worker is healthy, the U.S. government is working with the cruise line to get the ship back to America "out of an abundance of caution."

Comment: Even if this health care worker does not have Ebola this is just another example of how it is well nigh impossible for this outbreak to be contained due to international travel. For more information on how to protect yourself see:

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Ebola panic ramping up as passenger dies after vomiting at JFK airport

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People make their way at the international arrival terminal at JFK airport in New York.
A male passenger who died after vomiting on a trans-Atlantic flight from Nigeria to New York sparked panic he could be carrying the Ebola virus. However, initial tests on the 63-year-old man show that he tested negative to the virus.

The man had boarded a flight at Lagos Airport in Nigeria, which was bound for New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. However, once airborne, the man complained of vomiting during the flight and was sick in his seat. He died sometime before the plane landed at JFK, leaving around 150 passengers worried as to why he had passed away.

Upon the plane's arrival at the terminal at around 6am local time, the door was left open connecting the plane to the airport building, "which a lot of the first responders found alarming," the source added, which was reported by the New York Post. Medical officials at the scene conducted a cursory exam and alleviated fears that the Ebola virus was present, according to a local police source.

Comment: As Ebola panic escalates there continues to be questions regarding the reliability of testing. See:

Ebola questions and answers: transmission, infection and false negative test results
Those tests are not entirely foolproof, though:
One test for Ebola, the indirect fluorescence assay, is known to have a rather low specificity, and therefore a rather high false negative rate. PCR testing has also been known to miss cases of affliction. (source)
In other words, it is possible for an Ebola test to be negative when the person actually does have Ebola.


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Spain imposes health emergency at Madrid airport after passenger shows symptoms of Ebola

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The pilot of the plane alerted the airport administration to the chill, headache and malaise of one of the passengers after which a doctor examined the passenger and prescribed hospital tests for possible Ebola virus contraction.
The government of Spain imposed a health emergency situation on Thursday afternoon in Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport after a passenger flying from Paris to Madrid was suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus, El Mundo reported.

The newspaper stated that the pilot of the plane alerted the airport administration to the chill, headache and malaise of one of the passengers after which a doctor examined the passenger and prescribed hospital tests for possible Ebola virus contraction.

The worst Ebola epidemic in history began in southern Guinea at the end of 2013 and soon spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

The death toll is estimated to be over 4,400. A vaccine against the disease will reportedly be available in the summer of 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Recently, cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in the Unites States as well as in a number of European countries in addition to those reported in West Africa.
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Truth escaping as more scientists conclude that Ebola is an airborne virus

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A recent column, published by the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, or CIDRAP, warns that it might be possible for the Ebola virus to be transmitted through exhaled breath.

Minneapolis news station KARE reports the column, co-authored by University of Illinois-Chicago professors Dr. Lisa Brosseau and Dr. Rachael Jones, argues that current safety protocols for healthcare workers may not adequately protect them.

Brousseau claims in the column that she believes "there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients."

That means healthcare workers, caring for Ebola victims, should be wearing powered air-purifying respirators rather than simple surgical masks, Brousseau argues.

Comment: The CDC is lying to public, sticking with the official narrative by insisting that its existing protocols are adequate for containing the disease. A number of researchers who have not been in direct contact with Ebola patients, have also contracted the virus, thus bringing into question the official meme. It is becoming obvious that most governments and hospitals are not prepared to handle Ebola. At this point, the best people can do is to take responsibility for their own health and well being - there are several protocols that will help to improve immunity and could save many lives:

Are you prepping your diet?
The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview

Vitamin C - A cure for Ebola

Tobacco has medicinal properties and could make the a huge difference in viruses like Ebola:

Scientists stumble across the obvious treatment for Ebola: tobacco
Comets, plagues, tobacco and the origin of life on earth

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Foreign news outlets are linking US bio-warfare labs and Ebola outbreak

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Russian news outlet Ria Novosti recently featured an interview with Professor Francis Boyle, University of Illinois College of Law, implicating the United States military-industrial complex in the current Ebola outbreak which the World Health Organization claims has now taken over 4,000 lives in West Africa.

Via Ria Novosti:
"US government agencies have a long history of carrying out allegedly defensive biological warfare research at labs in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is now the point agency for managing the Ebola spill-over into the US," Prof. Francis Boyle said.

"Why has the Obama administration dispatched troops to Liberia when they have no training to provide medical treatment to dying Africans? How did Zaire/Ebola get to West Africa from about 3,500km away from where it was first identified in 1976?"

"Why is the CDC not better-prepared for this emergency after the US government spent about $70 billion since the anthrax attacks of October 2001 to prepare for this exact contingency?" Boyle said.

Comment: Whether or not Ebola was a creation of the military-industrial complex is uncertain. However, one thing that the CDC and the media are trying to evade is that Ebola is an airborne virus. Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, said that he believed that the infection was spread through large droplets that were suspended in the air. By convincing people that the virus cannot travel through air, important precautions that could reduce the spread of the virus are not being taken.

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Vast majority of U.S. hospitals not prepared to treat people with Ebola, and the story gets worse

Taking responsibility for your own health and safety is paramount. Now is a good time to ditch sugar and start eating animal fats:

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