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Sex differences are real: Men more likely to die of brain cancer

Man and MRI
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is used to detect cancer.
A new study shows that men are more likely than women to die of brain cancer because of fundamental differences in the way the cancer develops, with important implications for the future of treatment.

Men diagnosed with cancer have been proven to die more often and more quickly than women, which led researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to find out why. Their conclusion was that very different processes are at work in brain cancer-causing tumors depending on the host's gender. Although the researchers focused on the relatively rare type of glioblastoma, they believe that other cancer types will be shown to work the same way.

The study, titled 'Brain tumors' battle of the sexes' and published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, shows that the role of gender in the development and treatment of this type of cancer goes far beyond hormones or lifestyle differences, which vary depending on a person's age and region of the world.

Comment: Increase the odds of survival with IV vitamin C:


Syringe

Las Vegas man gets the flu shot - one day later he's blind and paralyzed

Shane and Monique Morgan

Shane and Monique Morgan
A Las Vegas man became partially paralyzed, lost his vision and the ability to walk just one day after receiving the flu shot.

He's been hospitalized for the last 2 weeks. At one point he was even put on a ventilator and in the ICU and his family blames the flu shot.

Shane Morgan went from perfectly healthy to unable to speak, walk, or breathe on his own.

At the start of November, Shane and his wife Monique like most couples were planning for the holidays, and with family and young infants coming to town they decided to get the flu shot.

"About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick," Monique said as she sat next to her husband in his hospital bed.

Shane started complaining that he couldn't feel his legs or arms so his wife rushed him to Centennial Hills Hospital, where he spent 4-days on a ventilator in the ICU.

Comment: See also:
A formula for disaster: When vaccine ingredients cross the blood brain barrier
A Flu Vaccine Timeline: The Recent History Revolving Around Vaccine Dangers
"Tap Dancing" around vaccine issues


Bacon n Eggs

Report finds promoting low-fat diets has had 'disastrous health consequences'

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Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having "disastrous health consequences", a British health charity has warned.

In a damning report that accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration call for a "major overhaul" of current dietary guidelines.

One expert said promoting a low-fat diet is 'perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history resulting in devastating consequences for public health.'

They say the focus on low-fat diets is failing to address Britain's obesity crisis, while snacking between meals is making people fat.

Instead, they call for a return to "whole foods" such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as high-fat healthy foods including avocados.

Comment: When listening to the messenger, always take note of who the messenger works for. All the "experts" citing the 'balanced diet, fat increases cholesterol' line are from mainstream medical institutions or shills for the industrial food industry. The evidence is overwhelming that humans evolved eating large quantities of meat and fat with little to no carbohydrates.


Megaphone

U.S. Congressman Mark Green: More research 'definitely needs to be done' on vaccines

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Physician Mark Green of Clarksville, Tennessee was elected last month to the U.S. House of Representatives. He is scheduled to be sworn into his new post on Jan. 3, 2019.1,2

In the last few weeks, the newly elected congressman was inducted into the brass knuckle world of political correctness when he dared to step out of line and publicly voice his concern about the safety of vaccines.

Rep.-elect Green, 54, graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and did his residency in emergency medicine at Fort Hood, Texas. He served as a special operations flight surgeon in both Afghanistan and Iraq. For his military service, Green was awarded the "Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medical with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with the V Device for valor under heavy enemy fire while rescuing British Special Operations forces wounded near Fallujah, Iraq and the Combat Medical Badge," as well as other awards.2,3

After his military service, Dr. Green founded an emergency room management company called Align MD, which he later sold to American Physician Partners, LLC. He also founded the Two Rivers Medical Foundation, "which operates two free medical clinics, and serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations that care for soldiers and their families as they return from war."2,3

Biohazard

Whole Foods pulls off elaborate five-year GMO labeling hoax; lies to customers and hopes nobody remembers

Whole Foods
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Whole Foods Market, now owned by Amazon, has pulled off an elaborate five-year GMO labeling hoax that deceived its own customers while promoting the ongoing sales of genetically engineered foods. Back in 2013, under intense pressure from honest food advocates who exposed Whole Foods' retailing of unlabeled GMOs, the food giant disarmed critics by promising that, by the end of 2018, everything it sells would be accurately labeled with its GMO content.

The clean food movement took Whole Foods at its word, backing off from pressuring the retailer, believing a significant victory had been achieved and that Whole Foods would keep its promise. Today, five years later, we now know that Whole Foods betrayed its customers and quietly walked away from its five-year promise to label GMOs on everything it sells. The original promise has now been revealed to be an elaborate corporate hoax that sought to deceive the very same Whole Foods customers who demand honest food labeling.

Comment: Whole Foods has more or less gone from a high-end health food store to nothing but a high-end grocery chain. Save your money and go to a more conventional grocery store. You're essentially getting the same thing, but you'll have more paycheck left at the end of the day.

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Biohazard

Salmonella contaminated batch of roquette leaves prompts recall in France

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The Auchan brand has recalled several batches of rocket bags following the detection of salmonella. This infection results in gastrointestinal disturbances and fever within two days after ingestion of the contaminated products. When it is about fragile people (children, the elderly or the sick), the risk of dehydration can be particularly dangerous.

A control has highlighted Salmonella in bags of salad of the company Bonduelle Frais France, according to a statement of the Auchan group of December 21, 2018. Batches of 125 g of the brand Auchan brand (EAN: 3596710294947) with date consumption limit at 25/12/2018 and 28/12/2018 are therefore recalled.

Auchan is asking from those who bought the product to not consume it and return it to any Auchan store for the full refund.

Comment: This comes on the heels of salmonella found in turkey from all over the US and e-coli contaminated romaine lettuce from California: Outbreaks of various kinds appear to be on the rise:


Cow

Former vegan converts to carnivore diet after spider bite-bourne infection

Slywia Tabor carnivore
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An ex-vegan who suffered an infection after being bitten by a spider now ONLY eats meat.

Sylwia Tabor from Sacramento, California, was out camping in July 2017 when she was bitten on the ankle, which caused her to come out in small pimples on her body and her flesh began to rot away.

She said: "I didn't think much of it at first. It was only a small bite on my ankle.

"But in late August, I developed this pimple in my groin area, which over the next days grew and grew until it was about the size of my hand."

Comment: Sounds like Sylwia found the healing power of the carnivore diet through rather unconventional means. But none the less, it sounds like she's done her research and is aware now that it's actually a superior means of nourishing oneself. It's great that she's been able to come back from the brink of a health catastrophe by taking a step few would dare to take.

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Health

The number one tool for improving your health this year: A glucometer

weight loss tools
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Don't fly blind - this simple test provides priceless feedback for your journey.


Is your New Year's resolution to get healthier-physically or mentally? Great!

Now, how are you going to do it? Exercise? Meditation? Diet? How do you know which strategies are worth your time, energy, and money?

If you're thinking of changing your diet, which diet are you going to try? Mediterranean? Plant-based? Low-fat? Ketogenic? Paleo? Weight Watchers? Gluten-free?

Comment: Keeping an eye on your blood glucose levels is an excellent way to catch signs of insulin resistance before they actually become a major problem so that it can be dealt with. Why wait for a doctor to diagnose you? By then, it may already be too late.

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Brain

New blood test helps predict (and prevent?) bipolar disorder

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What your uric acid level is trying to tell you about your depression.


Is It Depression or Bipolar Disorder?

This is one of the most challenging questions psychiatrists face in daily practice, and getting the answer wrong can have serious consequences.

Both major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder can involve bouts of severe depression that interfere with one's ability to function, but manic episodes only occur in bipolar disorder. While most people think of manic episodes as periods of extreme excitement, euphoria and hyperactivity, mania can take other forms, such as irritability, rage, intense anxiety, prolonged panic, or extreme obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

Comment: It seems at this point, it's simply common sense to try dietary adjustments in the attempt to deal with mental symptoms like bipolar disorder or depression. The fact that the mainstream medical community outright refuses to look at this is truly tragic for the many who are suffering. Perhaps a study like the one mentioned above will open more eyes to the undeniable connection between the nutritional status of the body and the proper functioning of the mind.

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Bacon n Eggs

'Bad advice': Group of doctors in Canada lobby to change Food Guide, calling for more meat and fat in diet and less carbs and sugar

meat and cheese
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Allen Bradshaw, a pathologist from Abbotsford, B.C., is part of a group of doctors from across the country who have been on a crusade to change the way Canadians are told to eat.

For the past two years, she and her colleague Dr. Carol Loffelmann, an anesthesiologist in Toronto, have spent much of their free time travelling the country, urging colleagues and regular Canadians alike to eat fewer carbohydrates than what's recommended by the government and indulge in fat from sources such as steak and cheese - even if that flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

It's all they can do as they wait to see whether Health Canada will heed the message from their grassroots campaign.

Since 2016, the women, who founded Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition, a national non-profit, have lobbied the government, with letters, an Ottawa meeting and a parliamentary petition signed by nearly 5,000 Canadians, to reconsider the diet advice they believe Health Canada plans to deliver in the next iteration of the Food Guide, which is due out in early 2019, according to a Health Canada spokesperson.