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Addiction expert claims giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine

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The world is changing at a dramatic pace. It's shifting so fast, in fact, that the childhood you remember is vastly different than the one your own kids will experience. This is largely due to the development and saturation of technology in modern society.

While there are perks to being hyper-connected, allowing children access to their own smartphone could produce detrimental effects long-term. It's so influential, top addiction therapist Mandy Saligari suggested in 2017 that giving your child a smartphone is like "giving them a gram of cocaine."

Speaking at an education conference in London, the Harley Street rehab clinic specialist explained that Snapchat and Instagram can be just as dangerously addictive for teenagers as drugs and alcohol. As a result, they should be treated and regulated as such. Saligari said screen time is often overlooked as a potential vehicle for addiction in young people.

Comment: It would be wise for us to begin viewing smartphones less as handy gadgets and more as powerful tools that can negatively affect our psychological well being. Yes, they can be useful and help in many ways to increase productivity and connection. But there is an undeniable dark side to this technology that all of us need to be aware of. Our personal relationship with technology can make the difference between whether we use it, or it uses us.

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Bacon n Eggs

Government panel rules saturated fat is bad for you but angry experts slam the 'outdated and incompetent' advice


Saturated fat, of which butter contains a lot, should not be avoided completely because people may end up cutting out foods which have other nutritional benefits, researchers have warned.
People should cut down on butter, cheese and red meats because the saturated fat they contain is bad for the heart, a Government committee has declared.

The fats have been demonised since the 1970s after they were linked to high cholesterol, but some evidence also suggests they can have health benefits.

After the first review of the evidence in 25 years, Government advisers have ruled that eating too much saturated fat does raise the risk of heart disease.

Comment: So there you have it. Another clueless government entity declaring how everyone should be eating based on severely outdated science (that was dodgy from the get-go). The truth about saturated fat has been disseminated so thoroughly at this point (it was on the front cover of Time Magazine, for crying out loud!) that pretty soon these institutions are going to find that very few people are going to take them seriously.

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Yerba Mate: This superfood tea is an anti-inflammatory superhero

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Argentinian yerba mate is one of the next big tea trends on the horizon, and it's about to become your next healthy (caffeinated!) beverage of choice. But what is it, exactly?

A tea made from the leaves of the yerba mate tree native to Argentina, yerba mate has been enjoyed in Argentina for many centuries for good reason: it's a rich source of powerful antioxidants (even more than green tea!) and packed with B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, potassium and manganese, says registered dietitian Keri Glassman. Here are a few more reasons Glassman says we should all be saying yes to yerba mate.

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Objective:Health #25 - Fascia - The Body's "Fiber Optic" Crystalline Matrix

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In the centuries we humans have been studying anatomy, the fascia was never given much consideration. During dissections and autopsies, it was a nuisance to be cut away and removed to get to the important tissues beneath. But modern scientific study has brought a new appreciation of the fascia, as we continue to discover amazing functions of this misunderstood and underappreciated organ.

Considering how prevalent it is in the body, it's surprising how little we know about fascia. As well as its structural component, providing a counterbalance to the skeletal system through tensegrity, it's also a messenger system, a key organ of perception, and is integral for wound healing, inflammation control and pain relief. Yet, there is still so much more we don't know about this fascinating organ system.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we delve into the fascinating topic of fascia. And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment as she tells us all about dog dreams.

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The fasting cure is no fad

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New research is showing the profound benefits — for weight, longevity and fighting disease — of eating only during limited hours

Fasting is one of the biggest weight-loss trends to arise in recent years. Endorsed by A-list celebrities and the subject of a spate of best-selling books, it was the eighth most-Googled diet in America in 2018.

But fasting shouldn't be dismissed as just another fad. At the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, I've employed what's called intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating, to help patients with an array of chronic conditions. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatism and bowel diseases, as well as pain syndromes such as migraines and osteoarthritis.

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7-year-old Indian boy found with 526 teeth inside his mouth

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A seven-year-old boy who had suffered occasional toothache was found to have 526 teeth inside his jaw, according to surgeons in India.

The hundreds of teeth were found inside a sac that was nestled in the molar region of his lower jaw, following surgery carried out at the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai.

"The teeth were of variable sizes that ranged from smallest at 0.1mm to largest 3mm. They had a small crown, enamel and a small root," said Pratibha Ramani, the head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the hospital.

"We had to drill down into the top [of the lower jaw], make a window and remove the sac," said Ramani. "As it [the sac] was going deeper into the tissue the size of the teeth was becoming very small."
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Doctors arrange the tooth-like structures removed from the mouth of the boy.


Paul Offit unwittingly exposes scientific fraud of the FDA's vaccine licensure

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By telling parents not to do antibody blood tests to avoid needlessly vaccinating their child, Paul Offit unwittingly exposes scientific fraud by the FDA.

Many parents today are naturally concerned about the number of vaccine doses their children are exposed to by following the schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To many parents, it makes sense to avoid vaccinating their children unnecessarily, and to this end a blood test can be done to determine an antibody titer, or the level of antibodies in the blood. If a child already has a protective antibody titer, indicating immunity to a given infectious disease, then there would be no reason for the child to undergo the risks associated with vaccinating against that disease.

Comment: It is morally reprehensible for a doctor (millionaire vaccine inventor) to support and encourage vaccinations while dismissing important facts and questions regarding vaccine safety. Dr. Offit has tremendous influence in the debate:
The status accorded to him by the pharmaceutical and medical fields permits him to influence the opinions and practice of lower rung physicians regarding vaccine exemptions. Unfortunately, even doctors will simply believe the "expert"[2] without bothering to go and check their own medical literature, to see if the self-proclaimed expertise has a solid scientific foundation. Research shows that when people listen to the expert, the part of their brains that is capable of independent thought goes to sleep.[3]


What you need to know about your fascia

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The 2018 DW Documentary, "The Mysterious World Beneath the Skin," delves into the workings and functions of your fascia, the fibrous connective tissue found throughout your body. Remarkably, this thin layer of tissue accounts for about 20 percent of your body mass.

As explained by Dr. Jerry Tennant in his book, "Healing Is Voltage: The Handbook," your muscles are stacked one on top of the other in a specific order (much like batteries in a flashlight) to form a power pack. Each organ has its own battery pack, which is a stack of muscle batteries.

These muscle batteries are in turn surrounded by fascia, which acts as a semiconductor — an arranged metabolic molecule designed to move electrons at the speed of light, but only in one direction.

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The Name Game: Cultured meat could suffer the same fate as GMOs

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New research offers a warning to companies looking to sell cultured meat. This new type of protein — meat engineered from cell tissue in a lab rather than using traditional animal agriculture — could end up suffering the same fate as GMOs if producers and proponents aren't able to shift the public narrative.

In a study published July 3 in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers found that consumers presented with images of cultured meat framed as high tech innovation felt more negatively about it than consumers who were presented with images and text highlighting the meat's societal benefits or its equivalent taste and nutrition.

Researchers separated the 480 consumers surveyed into three groups, presenting cultured meat to each group through a slightly different lens. The three different frames were "high-tech," which showed the meat in a lab spilling out of a petri dish, "societal benefits," which showed cows in a field with a sentence about helping animals and reducing environmental harms, and "same meat," which showed a meatball sizzling in a pan with text highlighting equivalent taste and nutrition.

Comment: Lab Meat: Big hype, bad investment
Seems like investors are just lining up to throw their dollars at technology's latest thing. But I have a prediction for them. Lab meat will be no more successful than soy burgers or Just Mayo. People today want real food, and vegans are mostly too poor to afford highly processed food like "cultured" meat. But meanwhile, lab meat is good way to separate a lot of dot-com millionaire fools from their money.


Poisoned for Profit: Whether in the UK or India, we are not the agrochemical industry's guinea pigs

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Environmentalist Dr. Rosemary Mason has just written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE) in the UK claiming that the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup has poisoned her nature reserve in South Wales and is also poisoning people across the UK (she includes herself here, as she struggles with a neurodegenerative condition). She notes that the widespread spraying of glyphosate went against the advice of directive 2009/128/EC of the European parliament but was carried out at the behest of the agrochemicals industry.

Mason has sent a 24-page fully referenced document with her letter in support of her claims. It can be accessed in full here. What follows is a brief summary of just a few of the take-home points. There is a lot more in Mason's document, much of which touches on issues she has previously covered but which nonetheless remain relevant.

Comment: Objective:Health: #22 - Poisoned Agriculture, Poisoned World