Welcome to Sott.net
Mon, 29 Aug 2016
The World for People who Think

Health & Wellness
Map


Health

Coffee enemas: A powerful tool for detoxification and pain relief

Why does Big Pharma hate coffee enema therapy? The answer is that coffee enemas are a powerful liver detoxification tool, a pain relieving therapy, and a therapy for cleansing and healing the colon. Retention coffee enemas are a key part of successful alternative cancer treatment protocols, because they rid the body of toxins that cause cancer and eliminate the toxins released by dead and dying cancer cells. Coffee enemas do all this and more without side effects and at minimal cost.

Coffee is More than a Beverage - It can be a Healing Herb

When coffee is used in an enema it has powerful healing effects.

Definition of a retention coffee enema: Two or more cups of a coffee/water mixture are introduced into the colon/bowel through a tube placed in the rectum, and held in place for a period of time while the coffee herb stimulates the liver, reduces pain, and increases the process of eliminating toxins through the intestine.

Comment: Since the liver is critical for both absorbing nutrients and eliminating toxins and waste, and because our environment has become heavily polluted with a variety of toxins, detoxifying and protecting the liver is extremely important in the modern world.


TV

The dangers of binge watching: depression, disease, no sex

© www.tubefilter.com
We've all had those lazy Sundays when the couch's gravitational pull is too strong to escape — but as binge watching becomes a bigger part of the cultural landscape, some people are finding it even harder to break free.

There's not a lot of hard clinical data on binge watching to date. Most psychologists and researchers haven't had time to do long-term surveys. But as with any new form of obsessive entertainment, there's a schism forming among researchers. Some experts, like Dr. Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist and faculty member at California's Fielding Graduate University, say they see benefits in the hobby — and take issue with the term "binge watching."

"What I think is very interesting about this phenomenon is we call it 'binge watching,' which is a social pejorative," she says. "We don't say we're binge reading if we tuck ourselves away with a Dickens novel, but we call it binge watching because we couldn't do this before. ... There are actually lots of positives in watching media. It allows you to experience emotions, it can be cathartic and it allow you to see models of different sorts of behaviors."

But the number of experts and studies arguing the opposite position is bigger, as is often the case in the early days of an emerging trend. And they can be fairly alarming. Here's a look at some of the reported downsides facing people who take binge watching too far.


Comment: It is a desperate society that lives vicariously through a secondary source of experience, negating real life encounters, decisions, tactile knowledge. We order goods online without seeing or feeling the fabric, we get our thrills at the cinema, live vicariously through people on TV, our encounters with others online, talk or text through a box. The real world is more and more...less real.


Pills

California's foster children are being drugged with multiple psychotropic medications


Nearly 60 percent of foster kids receiving medications were put on the riskiest antipsychotics.
After years of growing concern, the California state auditor has produced a damning report describing how the state's 79,000 foster children are being drugged with psychotropic medications at abnormally high rates.

The report found that nearly 12 percent of kids in California's child welfare system were prescribed psychotropic medications - including antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers - during 2014-2015. This compares to a rate of 4 to 10 percent for non-foster kids.

Some of these vulnerable children were drugged "in amounts and dosages that exceeded state guidelines," with no follow-up by the county to ensure these prescriptions were appropriate. Some counties also violated the law by failing to obtain court or parental approval for psychotropic medications.

California spent $226 million on psychotropic medications for foster kids over the last decade, which amounts to almost 72 percent of total drug spending for foster youth.

The report slams the state and counties for a failure of oversight that has allowed child welfare centers to resort to drugging to control behavior, which can have devastating effects on brain development and health condition.

Comment: Children in foster care throughout the U.S. are being treated like lab rats by a predatory system in collusion with the corrupt pharmaceutical industry:


Dollar

Surprise! State-granted monopolies benefitting Big Pharma are the cause of ridiculously high drug prices

In what can only be described as paradigm-shattering research on drug prices, the Journal of the American Medical Association has officially recognized why drug prices skyrocket in America. Big pharma is granted a monopoly by the State which effectively eliminates their competition and allows them to charge any price they want — so they do.

The new paper, published on August 23, "The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States: Origins and Prospects for Reform," set out to "review the origins and effects of high drug prices in the US market and to consider policy options that could contain the cost of prescription drugs."

What the paper's authors, Harvard Medical School doctors Aaron Kesselheim and Jerry Avorn, and jurist Ameet Sarpatwari, found and subsequently admitted, shatters the very assertion that government regulation in the market is needed to keep medical care costs low. In fact, their findings were quite to the contrary.

Comment: See also:


Biohazard

Zika psy-op madness: Miami football stadium to be sprayed with pesticides before every home game in the interest of 'fan safety'

© John Parra/Getty Images
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
It's official. The Miami Dolphins NFL football team has announced that this fall before every home game massive chemical pesticide spraying will be conducted to supposedly combat Zika virus, the totally benign virus which just recently (last year in 2015) was recreated by the mainstream media and turned into a scary killer virus which supposedly causes microcephaly in newborns.

This is mass genocide any way that you look at it as there is no such thing as a "safe" pesticide. Even worse than that is the precedent that someone at a very high level made this decision without approval from we the people:
The Miami Dolphins aren't messing around when it comes to the Zika virus and the health of their employees and fans.

As a means to combat the virus, the organization has been aggressively using EPA-approved chemicals in and around the newly dubbed Hard Rock Stadium, where the Dolphins play their home games.

Comment: It would be absolutely bonkers to trust the CDCs statement that pesticides are safe. Naled, which is being sprayed in the Miami area is a proven neurotoxin.
...according to the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides factsheet on Naled, studies have shown that exposure of pregnant animals to just three days during brain development resulted in 15% smaller brains in their babies, and an increase in aggressiveness and memory deterioration. Naled also happens to be 20 times more toxic when exposure occurs due to inhalation of Naled-contaminated air versus ingestion. Symptoms can range from fatigue, headaches and nausea to diarrhea.



Ambulance

Death by hickey: Teen dies of stroke after girlfriend gives him a 'love bite'

© loverbiteblogspot
love bite
A teen has reportedly died after getting a love bite from his girlfriend that caused him to have a stroke .

Julio Macias Gonzalez started having convulsions at the dinner table with his family in Mexico City after spending an evening with his girlfriend.

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene but the 17-year-old could not be saved.

It is thought that the suction of the love bite - also known as a 'hickey' - caused a blood clot that travelled to Julio's brain and caused him to have a stroke.

His 24-year-old girlfriend has now disappeared and the boy's parents are apparently now blaming her for his death.

Biohazard

How Monsanto stifles criticism

Monsanto is one of the most hated companies on the planet. ...Unless you ask FORTUNE Magazine, that is. In that case, it's apparently one of the world's most admired companies. But if you actually ask real human beings then it ranks right behind BP and Bank of America as the third most hated company in the world.

Strange, then, that Monsanto's reputation in the scientific literature is so squeaky clean. Apparently it's just a bunch of science-hating neanderthals who dislike Monsanto's products and all of those squeaky clean couldn't-tell-a-lie, couldn't-hurt-a-fly scientists know better.

Of course, as readers of this column will know, this seeming conundrum isn't so strange after all. Scientists aren't angels and the things they study (as well as the results they get) are all too often influenced by who's paying for their research. And in the case of the peer-reviewed GMO safety literature, it isn't hard to tie a lot of it back to the biotech companies themselves, Monsanto foremost among them.

If any more proof of this insidious influence were needed, it just arrived. A set of emails obtained under a freedom of information request has exposed the types of tricks that Monsanto does to keep "problematic" studies out of the literature.

First, some background. If you haven't seen it already (or even if you have) go back and re-watch or re-read my (award-winning) 2013 report on the Seralini Roundup toxicity study, "Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Dissent" and last year's follow-up, "Study Linking GMOs and Tumors Vindicated Yet Again...MSM Stays Silent."

Comment: Further reading:

GM Corn and Tumors: Monsanto holds up tradition of lying against all evidence, but fails miserably

Scientist who discovered that GMO's cause tumors wins lawsuit


Life Preserver

Mind-body connection: How movement controls the body's stress response system

Elite tennis players have an uncanny ability to clear their heads after making errors. They constantly move on and start fresh for the next point. They can't afford to dwell on mistakes.

Peter Strick is not a professional tennis player. He's a distinguished professor and chair of the department of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute. He's the sort of person to dwell on mistakes, however small.

"My kids would tell me, dad, you ought to take up pilates. Do some yoga," he said. "But I'd say, as far as I'm concerned, there's no scientific evidence that this is going to help me."

Still, the meticulous skeptic espoused more of a tennis approach to dealing with stressful situations: Just teach yourself to move on. Of course there is evidence that ties practicing yoga to good health, but not the sort that convinced Strick. Studies show correlations between the two, but he needed a physiological mechanism to explain the relationship. Vague conjecture that yoga "decreases stress" wasn't sufficient. How? Simply by distracting the mind?

The stress response in humans is facilitated by the adrenal glands, which sit on top of our kidneys and spit adrenaline into our blood whenever we're in need of fight or flight. That stress response is crucial in dire circumstances. But little of modern life truly requires it (especially among academic scientists). Most of the time, our stress responses are operating as a sort of background hum, keeping us on edge. Turn that off, and we relax.

"It might explain why certain sensations we find very relaxing or stressful."
For a long time, it has been understood that the adrenal glands were turned on and off by a couple discrete pathways coming from the brain. "Folks said there was one particular cortical area, perhaps two, that controlled the adrenal medulla," Strick explained.

Randy Bruno, an associate professor of neuroscience at Columbia University, further explained that "the way people usually think about the cortex, it's very hierarchical." That is, perceptions come in from the world and get sent from one part of the brain to the next, to the next, to the next. They go all the way up the chain of command to the frontal cortex. That sends some signals down to create motor actions.

Comment:


Health

Wheat sensitivity: It's not all in your head

© Desconocido
Catchy media headlines often poke fun at gluten sensitivity, and a considerable percentage of the population, including many doctors, still do not believe that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real. Yet many people without celiac disease feel better with a gluten-free diet. A recent study may have settled the debate once and for all.

While the scientific community has widely accepted celiac disease as a condition caused by gluten and other related proteins, non-celiac gluten sensitivity has remained a topic of heated debate in the media and among the general public.

In this article, I'll talk about the reasons I have acknowledged non-celiac wheat sensitivity as a real condition for many years, and I'll describe the results of a new research study performed at Columbia University that adds supportive evidence. Before we jump in, though, let's review the difference between celiac disease and non-celiac wheat/gluten sensitivity.

Celiac disease vs. non-celiac wheat sensitivity

Celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity are two distinct conditions, with a few major differences.

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease characterized by an inflammatory immune response to wheat gluten, rye, barley, and related proteins. It results in marked disruption of normal gut tissue structure, including atrophy of epithelial cell projections called villi and an enlargement of intestinal crypts where new epithelial cells form from stem cells. CD is strongly associated with the haplotypes DQ2 and DQ8 of the HLA gene (1). In terms of blood markers, transglutaminase 2 (TG2) autoantibody is considered the most sensitive marker for celiac disease (2).

Non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS, and also called non-celiac gluten sensitivity) is a term applied to individuals who experience symptoms in response to wheat or gluten ingestion but lack the characteristic markers of celiac disease. Symptoms can range from GI discomfort to fatigue and other neurological issues. These people tend to improve on a gluten-free diet (3). Unfortunately, many are mocked or ridiculed for avoiding wheat and told that their sensitivity is "all in their head."

Comment: Leaky Gut - The syndrome linked to autoimmune diseases:

Hyperpermeability or "leaky gut" syndrome is the name given to a very common disorder in which the cells lining the intestines become "leaky" due to inflammation. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the bloodstream that would normally be eliminated. The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites, undigested protein, fat and toxic waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable gut membrane. Leaky gut syndrome is almost always associated with autoimmune disease. In fact, reversing symptoms of autoimmune disease depends on healing the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.


Syringe

EpiPen scandal: The Clinton connection, aggressive lobbying and stifling the competition

The EpiPen is a useful device for individuals who suffer from severe allergies. So when news broke that Mylan, the sole maker of the autoinjector "pens" in America, had hiked the prices of its products from $57 each in 2007 to $600 for a package of two in 2016, news outlets had a field day.

Promptly after, politicians seized the opportunity to bank on this crisis by promising to "do something."

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged Mylan to voluntarily slash the prices of its products while promising that, once she's elected, her "plan to address exorbitant drug price hikes like these" will be finally implemented. This is a particularly empty promise considering Mylan has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which was recently revealed to be peddling influence in exchange for cash.

Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are also pressuring the manufacturer to disclose more about its pricing. Even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) — whose own daughter, Heather Bresch, serves as Mylan's CEO — weighed in, claiming he, too, shares his colleagues' "concerns about the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs."

Comment: Psycho Martin Shkreli: Lifesaving EpiPen a 'bargain' even after 500% price hike