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Anti-inflammatory drugs slow healing, if taken at wrong time of day

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Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery.
If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A McGill-led study shows, for the first time, that circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery. Indeed, the researchers demonstrated that anti-inflammatory medications are most effective in promoting post-operative healing and recovery when taken during the active periods of our biological clocks.

The study, recently published in Scientific Reports, also suggests that if anti-inflammatories are taken either in the afternoon or at night, during the resting phases of the circadian rhythm, they can severely deter healing and bone repair following surgery. That's because these are the periods when cells known as osteoblasts are rebuilding bone.

Syringe

Inclisiran: The new 'cholesterol-busting jab' we should all be leary of

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This is the third note in a row about cholesterol, but that's because it has been featured so much recently in the mainstream media and academic publications.

The headline in the UK Times newspaper on January 14th, 2020 was "New cholesterol 'vaccine' could save thousands of lives a year" (Ref 1). The BBC headline was "NHS to pioneer cholesterol-busting jab" (Ref 2). The BMJ reported: "Inclisiran: UK to roll out new cholesterol lowering drug from next year" (Ref 3).

The media story may have been a UK one, but the drug that it featured is very much a global phenomenon. The coverage was also interesting because it wasn't the result of a press release about findings from a research trial, which is normally the case. It was a PR/marketing story about a "novel partnership" between the pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and the UK National Health Service "which will see patients receive accelerated access to its groundbreaking cholesterol-lowering drug inclisiran" (Ref 4).

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"Unhealthy" gut microbiome linked to PCOS and obesity in teens

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Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more "unhealthy" gut bacteria, suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

PCOS is complicated endocrine disorder affecting 6 percent to 18 percent of women of reproductive age and work in adult women indicates that changes in bacteria be involved. The hormone disorder is characterized by elevated testosterone levels in the blood that cause acne, excess hair growth and irregular periods. Teens with PCOS often also struggle with obesity and have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, infertility, and depression.

"We found that in adolescents with PCOS and obesity, the bacterial profile (microbiome) from stool has more 'unhealthy' bacteria compared to teens without PCOS," said the study's corresponding author, Melanie Cree Green, M.D., Ph.D., of Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo. "The unhealthy bacteria related to higher testosterone concentrations and markers of metabolic complications."

Comment: Many of the symptoms of PCOS have been found to be related to dysregulated blood sugar (which can correlate with the type of bacteria in the gut), and many report going on a low carbohydrate regimen has a remarkable effect.

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Objective:Health #42 - Medications That Change Our Personality

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Would you like a side of gambling addiction with your Parkinson's medication? How about bouts of road rage and violence with your cholesterol meds? Or a pill that reduces your sense of empathy along with your headache?

A recent article on the BBC called "The Medications That Change Who We Are" exposes the little-mentioned serious personality-shifting side effects of many of the most popular medications in the world. While the negative side-effects of psychotropic meds are relatively well known (although downplayed in the mainstream press), few are aware that pill regimes seemingly unrelated to mood and personality could have such wide-ranging negative effects on how we relate to the world.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we take a closer look at the medications that change who we are.


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Syringe

Vaccine for the China virus—the planet is the guinea pig for a vast experiment

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The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a rush program to develop a vaccine against the China coronavirus.

The goal? Have a vaccine ready for human testing in an unprecedented 90 days.

NIH is partnering with a US vaccine company, Moderna, Inc.

The vaccine is a new type called RNA. According to Reuters ("With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine," Jan 24, 2020), "[these are] vaccines based on ribonucleic acid (RNA) — a chemical messenger that contains instructions for making proteins."

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Fake food is not the answer: Rewilding food, rewilding farming

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Dr Vandana Shiva argues that agroecology holds the key to solving the climate and ecological crisis in a just and equitable way.


George Monbiot's recent column, "Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming - and save the planet", strikes me as a dystopian vision of the future, with no people working the land and humans eating 'fake' food produced in giant industrial factories from microbes.

Monbiot concludes in his article: "Farmfree food will allow us to hand back vast areas of land and sea to nature, permitting rewilding and carbon drawdown on a massive scale. Farmfree food offers hope where hope was missing. We will soon be able to feed the world without devouring it."

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Regenerate your mitochondria: Ginger could slow the aging process and prevent onset of diabetes, cancer & heart disorders

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Researchers discover that ginger, an ancient herbal remedy used for cooking and medicinal purposes, supports the regeneration of cellular mitochondria and may reduce the effects of mitochondrial dysfunction


A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that ginger extract and gingerol, an active compound found in ginger root, both play a similar role in stimulating the AMPK-PCG1PCG1α pathway, which regulates the process of mitochondrial biogenesis.[i]

While further research is warranted, researchers theorize that ginger, considered a potent ancient herbal remedy, could mitigate the effects of aging on mitochondria and significantly reduce or prevent the onset of mitochondrial dysfunction diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disorders.

Comment: Ginger is one of those herbs that should be in every medicine cabinet! It's well known for alleviating digestive complaints among many other benefits. See:


Syringe

"He was murdered": 13 Month old infant dies 14 hours after receiving the flu shot

Krystle Cordingley mourns her son Corbyn who died 14 hours after a flu shot.
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Krystle Cordingley mourns her son Corbyn who died 14 hours after a flu shot.
Krystle Cordingley mourns her son Corbyn who died 14 hours after a flu shot.

Krystle claims that the hospital tried to cover up what happened, and doctors said his death following vaccination was a coincidence.

Finally, she reports, one honest MD said, yes, it was the vaccine that caused the severe damage to Corbyn's brain stem.
Could you image going home to find your baby murdered in his bed, out of nowhere.

You didn't get to fight for him. You didn't get to try and save him. Because all that you found was him dead.

And then you had people tell you, "No, it wasn't the flu shot. There's no way it could have been the flu shot that killed him. It was just a coincidence."

It wasn't a coincidence that he got it 14 hours prior.

Comment: How many more of these tragedies do we need to hear of before a critical mass is reached, and the demand that dangerous vaccines be eradicated be made - and responded to!?


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Gut power: Stomach bacteria may slow - and even reverse - Parkinson's disease

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Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that greatly affects movement, can have a detrimental impact on one's quality of life. While there are medications available that help control its symptoms, there is no known cure for the disease. However, researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee in Scotland recently identified a potential game changer in the fight against Parkinson's. A common probiotic, or "good" bacteria, found in our stomachs that helps maintain digestive health appears to be able to slow, and even reverse, the accumulation of a protein known to be associated with Parkinson's.

The groundwork for these findings were put in place by prior research that had identified a connection between brain function and gut bacteria. Now, using a group of roundworms, this study has discovered that the probiotic called Bacillus subtilis is capable of stopping the formation of toxic clumps in the brain that impede the flow of dopamine. Dopamine, besides its other uses, is integral to coordinating movement.

Within the brains of Parkinson's patients, the protein known as alpha-synuclein builds up, forming these aforementioned toxic clumps. These clumps then cause the death of nerve cells that should be producing dopamine. It's the loss of these very cells that cause the trademark symptoms of Parkinson's, such as shaking or overall slowness of movement.

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Pasta is now a vegetable in American schools under Trump guidelines

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Pasta made with vegetable-based flours can be considered a vegetable on school lunch menus, according to new USDA guidelines.
Certain kinds of pasta can be considered a vegetable for millions of public school meals, according to new rules proposed by Donald Trump's administration.

The new school guidelines released by the US Department of Agriculture last week would allow for more foods like pizza, burgers and french fries to appear on school menus as part of its sweeping revisions of a school lunch program from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Cuts to her signature policy under Barack Obama's administration — intended to reduce childhood obesity in the US — were announced on her birthday.


Comment: Let's be clear - Michelle Obama's school lunch program was abysmal. As much as they would like to spin this as the Trump administration 'gutting' the amazing work Obama had done for school lunches, it really amounts to just more of the same.

See: Michelle Obama's big failure: House Freedom Caucus wants Trump to rethink school lunches


Among the changes are allowances for pastas made with potato, soy or other starchy vegetable-based flours to be considered as a vegetable serving.

Comment: Again, this sounds like spin. If the kids are throwing out fruit and vegetables and the feds come up with the idea of hiding them in things like pasta to reduce food waste, is that really so bad? The problem with school lunches lies so far beyond what they count as a vegetable that this whole thing seems like petty bickering. To truly solve the problem of childhood nutrition, a complete restructuring of the entire program is needed from the ground up, starting with the fundamental assumptions of what is considered healthy eating. Basing school lunches on the outdated low-fat, high carb guidelines is doomed to failure, no matter what they consider a vegetable to be.

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