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Not all body fat is created equal

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No matter how fit you are, having some fat on your body is normal and healthy.

Fat is stored all over the human body, but not all of it is created equal. Your health can be impacted in different ways depending on where those fat deposits are stored.

Fat's Role in the Body

According to a 2013 review, fat is not merely a passive store of energy but is, in fact, a highly "sophisticated organ" that regulates metabolic processes and branches of the immune system. Fat tissue is also crucial in regulating many organs and is closely linked with brain function.

Fat provides numerous benefits, Kristen Smith, a registered dietitian, manager of bariatric surgery at Piedmont Healthcare in Georgia, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told The Epoch Times. These include supplying energy, supporting cell growth, protecting organs, and aiding in the absorption of essential nutrients.

Dr. Sulagna Misra, a medical doctor and founder of California-based Misra Wellness, also told The Epoch Times that fat keeps our bodies warm and insulated and serves as a way for the body to store fuel. Additionally, it functions as an endocrine gland with significant activity.

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Low testosterone and high neurofilament protein predict cognitive decline in older men

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In a recent study conducted by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, it was discovered that lower levels of testosterone, combined with higher levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain, significantly increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men. The paper was published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.

As people age, their cognitive abilities generally deteriorate. This deterioration can be subtle at first but may become quite pronounced in advanced age. However, cognitive decline does not affect everyone equally. Some individuals maintain good cognitive functioning well into their 70s, 80s, or even later years, while others experience a much faster decline.

When an individual experiences a severe and progressive deterioration of cognitive function that significantly interferes with daily life, it is referred to as dementia. Dementia encompasses various conditions caused by different neurological issues that impair the nervous system. The most common type is Alzheimer's disease, characterized by a buildup of specific proteins in the brain that create plaques and tangles, progressively killing neurons in the affected areas.


Moderna-vaccinated deaths up to 50% higher than Pfizer, official Czech data show

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Steve Kirsch has made a critical finding in the record-level data from Czechia obtained via Freedom of Information request.

First, let's just toy with an idea.

If a widely given drug caused death in one in 1,000, what would the impact be?

For young people the impact would be astounding. There would be a huge number of extra deaths and a stunning number of total deaths compared to those who did not take the drug. For 100,000 people there would be only 55 background deaths and 100 extra deaths. Comparing two similar sized populations the overall mortality would be 155 ÷ 55 = 2.82 times more, i.e., 182% higher.

For old people the impact would be much more subtle. For example, around 2% of people aged 80-89 will die in a year. For 100,000 people there would be 2,000 background deaths and only 100 extra deaths. Comparing two similar sized populations the overall mortality would be 2,100 ÷ 2,000 = 1.05 time more, i.e., just 5% higher.


Coffee, eggs and white rice linked to higher levels of PFAS in human body

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New research aimed at identifying foods that contain higher levels of PFAS found people who eat more white rice, coffee, eggs and seafood typically showed more of the toxic chemicals in their plasma and breast milk.

The study checked samples from 3,000 pregnant mothers, and is among the first research to suggest coffee and white rice may be contaminated at higher rates than other foods. It also identified an association between red meat consumption and levels of PFOS, one of the most common and dangerous PFAS compounds.

The authors said the findings highlight the chemicals' ubiquity and the many ways they can end up in the food supply.

"The results definitely point toward the need for environmental stewardship, and keeping PFAS out of the environment and food chain," said Megan Romano, a Dartmouth researcher and lead author. "Now we're in a situation where they're everywhere and are going to stick around even if we do aggressive remediation."

Comment: More on PFAS and their side-effects.
A large, complex group of synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products around the world since about the 1950s. They are ingredients in various everyday products. For example, PFAS are used to keep food from sticking to packaging or cookware, make clothes and carpets resistant to stains, and create firefighting foam that is more effective.
  • Exposure to PFAS may delay the onset of puberty in girls. This study is the first longitudinal research to include the role hormones play in the puberty delay. This delay can lead to negative long-term health outcomes, including a higher incidence of breast cancer, renal disease, and thyroid disease.
  • Exposure to PFAS in adolescents was linked to a decrease in bone mineral density over time. Lower bone mineral density can lead to osteoporosis and other bone diseases. This study adds to previous research mostly focused on older populations that has linked PFAS to reduced bone mineral density.
  • A long-term study showed a link between PFAS exposure and increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in women.
  • Studies show folate may reduce PFAS accumulation in the body, which may protect against adverse birth outcomes and boost immune health.
  • A high-fiber diet may decrease metabolic disease risks associated with exposure to PFOS, a type of PFAS. Although PFOS use has been phased out, it can still be found in drinking water, groundwater, soil, and air.
  • Exposure to certain PFAS may be associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer.
  • A large-scale study on exposure to PFAS in humans and rodents showed consistent evidence of liver damage. PFAS are known to accumulate in body tissues such as in the liver. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a fast-growing epidemic in the U.S. that cannot be fully explained by commonly understood risk factors such as sedentary lifestyle, genetics, and diet. This situation led researchers to investigate environmental exposures, such as PFAS, and liver disease.


Inject nothing!

A brief report from a stunning recent lecture on health.

I'll try to keep this as short as possible, but the charts speak volumes. I've also included links to further resources for anyone inclined to dig deeper.

We've all been educated to accept as truth the idea that vaccines are safe and effective. In fact, this has become a cultural "fact" of advanced societies and we're encouraged to never question or doubt it. But the Covid 19 pandemic brought vaccines to focus and an increasing proportion of people are now inclined to question their effectiveness and safety.

Over the last three years I have participated in bi-weekly zoom meetings of a group of medical professionals focused on rigorous scientific review of many issues pertaining to public health, including vaccines. Among the lecturers, we had dozens of high-caliber experts like Carrie Madej, Pierre Kory, Sucharit Bhakdi, Wolfgang Wodarg, Peter McCullough, and many, many others. I thought I had heard as much information as I could digest about the subject matter, until...

Last month we had a presentation by the British data scientist Craig Paardekooper (the whole 2h presentation is available at link) which may have been among the most important of all these lectures. Paardekooper, who created the website How Bad is My Batch, analyzed data from the US VAERS database which contains extensive records of adverse reactions to vaccines.

Among other things, he focused on the reports' "recovery" status. Namely, for people who reported an adverse reaction, they can also report whether they have recovered or not by entering either a YES (I have recovered from the adverse reaction) or a NO (I have not recovered). Paardekooper counted all these yeses and nos for every year from 1991 to 2022 for all ages between 0.08 and 85 years old. His full data analysis of the VAERS database can be found at the following link:

The charts Paardekooper put together tell an astonishing story. The one below shows the recovery rates (YESes) for all ages for years 1994, 2011, 2021 and 2022:
Vaccine Effectiveness
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Malaysia records 30% increase in HIV infections in young people in 2023 compared to 2021

© BloombergMalaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers. Sex education remains taboo in Malaysian schools despite repeated calls to expand the topic beyond basic biology.
HIV infections are on the rise among university students in Malaysia, with health analysts urging stronger HIV awareness campaigns aimed at young people and easier access to preventive measures.

Some 244 students between 18 and 25 years old were infected last year, a 31 per cent increase from 2021, said Higher Education Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir on Wednesday, with infections across the age group accounting for about 7 per cent of all new HIV cases last year.

Malaysia's 2023 report to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids estimated that there were 86,000 people living with HIV in the Southeast Asian nation in 2022, with 80 per cent aware of their condition.

In January last year, Malaysia launched a pilot programme to provide public access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which can lower the chances of getting HIV from sex by over 90 per cent and from injecting drugs by over 70 per cent if taken daily, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Comment: Whilst cultural shifts, travel, and so on, will likely effect the rate of infections in the past decade, the spike recorded in the past few years is likely due to the experimental covid jabs and the harm they cause to the immune system. Malaysia authorised the use of a variety of covid jabs, including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, as well as Sinovac.

Notably STDs, as well as plethora of other disease and illness, that is associated with vaccine damage has surged across much (but seemingly not all) of the planet; and particularly those which deployed the mRNA jabs:

Bizarro Earth

CDC says 30% surge in accidental drowning due to lockdown; US school athlete and 'good swimmer' dies 'mysteriously' in pool

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Christopher Gilbert, 26, was left fighting for his life after co-workers pushed him into a lake, despite him not knowing how to swim
Drowning deaths are on the rise for the first time in decades, which officials call an 'urgent' public health issue.

Figures released Tuesday by the CDC found that rates of accidental drowning increased by nearly 30 percent from 2020 to 2022, the latest data available.

The rates were also highest in racial and ethnic minorities, with deaths highest in American Indians and increasing by over a quarter in black Americans.

The CDC also revealed that more than half of Americans have never had a formal swim lesson, and one in three black adults don't know how to swim.

The grim report serves as further evidence of pandemic lockdowns disadvantaging vulnerable groups such as black and Hispanic Americans, as the researchers blamed pools shutting down during Covid and a shortage of swim instructors.

Comment: Without more data it's difficult to conclude one way or another, however note that apparently even the CDC appears to be speculating for the cause in this surge.

Indeed, the cost of living and lockdowns have had a significant affect on people's lives, so it's likely that at least these deaths may partly be due to that.

However, it seems likely that the experimental covid jabs may be implicated in at least some of those deaths.

The following incident occurred on the 2nd of July, two months after the alert from the CDC:
Star high school athlete dies 'out of nowhere' after being pulled out of swimming pool

An incoming freshman football player expected to be a star athlete died days after almost drowning in the pool at Chino High School.

Pending a full investigation into the mysterious incident, the student hasn't been identified by the school district, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The school, located on the outskirts of the Los Angeles metro area, did confirm that the boy was participating in an afternoon activity with the football team when he suffered a medical emergency in the pool on Friday.
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Pictured: The outdoor swimming pool where a Chino High School student suffered a medical emergency
Paramedics arrived on the scene within five minutes, at which point the boy had already been pulled from the water, according to the Chino Valley Fire Department.

EMS crews rushed him to the hospital, where doctors were able to keep him alive throughout the weekend. His family made the heart wrenching decision to take him off life support on Sunday.

'We would like to reassure our community that the appropriate staff is examining all of the details surrounding the situation,' Andy Johnston, a spokesperson for the Chino Valley Unified School District, told NBC.

A parent of another player on the football team said they thought the boy was set to be a great athlete.

The parent added that he was a good swimmer, which only raises more questions about how the boy died.

Other students were at the pool when this tragedy unfolded, and they've spoken to investigators, ABC reported.

It's also unclear what state he was in while being transported to the hospital.

Close friends and family of the boy gathered on Sunday at the school's football field to honor his memory. Flowers were left on the track surrounding the field.

Students from the high school swimming in a neighborhood pool - not the pool at the school - shared their shock at the boy's sudden and explained death.

'He just passed away out of nowhere,' said sophomore Jose Juarez.

'He was in the pool, and he was having fun but things happened. I feel bad for his parents and his family.'

The school district said it is making mental health counselors available to students and faculty.

The CDC recently made a tragic announcement that drowning deaths are on the rise for the first time in decades, calling it an 'urgent' public health issue.
See also: Rip currents kill 6 tourists in 2 days along Florida beaches; 10 drown in 24 hours on Egyptian beaches amid 'turbulent weather'


Major Australian medical journal publishes article showing negative effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines

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I don't like to say things are huge, but this is huge. As promised, my own little article on COVID-19 vaccine negative effectiveness (where the jab INCREASES one's chance of COVID infection, hospitalisation, and even death) has been published in a major medical journal, the Australian Journal of General Practice. Published by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, AJGP is literally THE medical journal for general practitioners (family doctors) in Australia. Also discussed in what became an epic and frank discussion amongst several Australian health professionals are vaccine injuries and 'long COVID' potentially being 'long jab'.

This all started with Tindle's article in AJGP earlier this year, which contained scarcely believable quotable quotes like:
"Because COVID-19 vaccines were approved without long-term safety data and might cause immune dysfunction, it is perhaps premature to assume that past SARS-CoV-2 infection is the sole common factor in long COVID."
He declared that "COVID-19 vaccination per se might contribute to long COVID, giving rise to the colloquial term 'Long Vax(x)'", since the "spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 exhibits pathogenic characteristics and is a possible cause of post-acute sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 vaccination". Not to mention the "class switch to IgG4 antibodies", which Tindle thinks could lead to autoimmunity and cancer.


Significant botulism contamination incident in Russia results in 369 people hospitalised, 1 dead, in just 1 week

Botulism Toxin
© James Cavallini/Science SourceThe botulism toxin comes from Clostridium botulinum bacteria, seen here in a colorized micrograph.
A widespread botulism outbreak in Russia has left one person dead and scores hospitalized after consuming contaminated readymade salads, according to authorities.

Botulism is a rare but severe illness caused by a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The toxin can lead to paralysis, breathing difficulties, and death. Common sources include improperly canned, preserved, or fermented foods. Symptoms of botulism include severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, blurred vision, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing or speaking, and neurological issues.

Over 300 people have been hospitalized in this significant outbreak. By comparison, the U.S. records about 110 botulism cases annually, and the European Union recorded only 82 cases in 2021, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Comment: Which makes this a rather significant outbreak.

Comment: Contamination and poisoning incidents seem to be in the news more frequently in the past few years, and they're often associated with prepared salads that were washed in contaminated water. This is of particular note in the West where pollution limits in waterways have been so corrupted that it seems inevitable that, there, these kinds of incidents will surge:


Potential botulism sparks coffee recall: What consumers need to know

© Dr. Gilda Jones/US Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThis photomicrograph reveals the presence of numerous clostridium bacteria.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall by Snapchill LLC of more than 100 coffee products over concerns that they might contain a potentially deadly toxin.

Snapchill said via the FDA announcement earlier this month that it is recalling dozens of its products because "its current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin in low acid canned foods."

The coffee products were produced by Snapchill, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but they can be sold under different coffee roaster names.

The products include a variety of metal can sizes ranging from seven ounces to 12 ounces, according to the notice. They will have the note, "Produced and distributed by Snapchill LLC" under the nutrition facts panel, or "Snapchill Coffee" on the label.