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85% of tampons, pads and other feminine care products contaminated with Monsanto's cancer-causing, endocrine-disrupting glyphosate

Typically we take for granted the safety of cotton products such as gauze, bandages, swabs, pads, wipes — and even feminine products, like tampons and sanitary pads. But a 2015 Argentinian study should give us pause for thought.

As it turns out, researchers from the University of La Plata found that a vast majority of these products contain glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's wildly popular Roundup herbicide and the same chemical that's considered a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization.

If that's not enough to get your attention, glyphosate is also associated with IQ loss/intellectual disability, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, obesity (both child and adult), diabetes, infertility and cardiovascular disease. Needless to say, this isn't the kind of chemical you want absorbed by wounds, or worse, through the vagina.
"Chemicals absorbed through the vagina are easily and effectively distributed throughout the body, without being metabolized. for example, when estrogenic drugs are administered vaginally, the resulting systemic levels of the drug in the body can be 10-80 times higher than when the very same dose is given orally." [source]

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Vitamin C update - Recent study

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Of course, I am always - ahem - ahead of my time, but I just noted this study that came out very recently. It demonstrates that if you give Vitamin C (along with hydrocortisone and thiamine) for just over two days in patients admitted with sepsis (blood poisoning) the mortality rate falls from 40% to 8.5%. The mortality rate in low income countries is normally around 60%.

Now, this was a small study, but it seems robust. It represents an almost five-fold reduction in mortality, but I think it provides some pretty strong support for the benefits of vitamin C. The conclusions of the study, repeated below were that.
'Our results suggest that the early use of intravenous vitamin C, together with corticosteroids and thiamine may prove to be effective in preventing progressive organ dysfunction including acute kidney injury and reducing the mortality of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.'
Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study

Paul E. Marik, MD, FCCM, FCCP; Vikramjit Khangoora, MD; Racquel Rivera, Pharm D; Michael H. Hooper, M.D., MSc; John Catravas, PhD, FAHA, FCCP

Chest. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.11.036

Syringe

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is no longer the question

Breaking News: a Polish colleague, renowned naturopath Jerzy Zieba, just sent through a complete game-changer piece of information on exactly the subject I am endeavoring to write about. This is it "Judges at the German Federal Supreme Court have confirmed that the measles virus does not exist and that the measles vaccination may have been injected into millions of unsuspecting German citizens for sinister reasons." This really is a bombshell, because although many vaccine sceptics have, for many years, expressed grave doubts about the veracity of vaccination programmes, this is the first time a High Court has ruled on the issue.


The seriousness of this expose is beyond question. Millions of children worldwide have been immunized against a virus that does not exist. It is surely the medical scam of the decade. What substances have been transferred into the veins of these innocent children?

Please read this dynamite report for yourselves here.

So, where to go from here. I would like to open up the whole subject for wider scrutiny, exploring the bigger picture issues that hover just under the surface of the status-quo's giant propaganda exercise to sell conventional pharmaceutical medicine as the only reputable road to protection and cure of known diseases.

After some 40 years as an organic farmer who shunned the use of all the pharmaceutical 'cures' recommended by non-organic practitioners and vets, I can say quite categorically: a natural diet and living conditions that express and promote the psychological and physiological needs of sentient animals (and plants) go at least 90% of the way to producing a disease-free life.

Evil Rays

Microwave EMF science: Deliberate misinformation?

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What would you think or say if I were to tell you black is white; up is down; Planet Earth is square, not spheroid in shape; and night is day? You probably would say I'm off my rocker and really don't know what I'm talking about. Do you think that some segments of vested scientific research are capable of being equally outrageous?

I propose that very sort of scientific mischief and outrageousness is going on within vested-interest microwave technology sciences so as to keep you, the gullible and enthralled technology 'smart' device consumer, confused into believing there are no adverse health effects from microwaves EXCEPT what's acknowledged and called thermal radiation, which can heat skin.

If smart technology gadgets don't heat your skin, then they are safe, which is the standard "tobacco science" pap disseminated by industrial professional societies such as IEEE, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Council of Radiation Protection (NCRP) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), who fund and/or perform the studies the World Health Organization and global government health agencies cite as 'factual' science.

Pills

Fish oil may not be such a cure-all: Should you really be taking it?

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Fish oil might not be the cure-all it's often advertised to be, and in some cases, it may even cause problems.

Fish oil supplements continue to gain in popularity, but the research supporting their efficacy is shaky.

For over a decade, fish oil has been touted by doctors, nutritionists, and armchair health enthusiasts alike as a near cure-all for health. Whether you have heart disease, depression, diabetes, or joint or skin problems, or you just want to stay healthy, somebody has probably told you to take a fish oil supplement.

The general notion was that it might help, and at the very least, it couldn't hurt. Unfortunately, that isn't necessarily the case.

Does fish oil really prevent heart disease?

It's safe to say that the benefits of fish oil supplementation for heart health have been significantly overstated. As I mentioned earlier, studies initially found that fish oil was beneficial for heart disease, particularly over the short term and for secondary prevention. (1)

But a majority of the evidence available now suggests that fish oil provides no benefits for preventing or improving heart disease.

For example, two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in 2010 found that in adults with preexisting heart disease, long-term supplementation (three-plus years) with fish oil had no significant impact on cardiovascular end points. (2, 3)

A few other trials looked at the effect of short-term fish oil supplementation on atrial fibrillation, and none of them found that fish oil improved patient outcomes. (4, 5, 6)

Life Preserver

Probiotic that boosts immunity found in raw honey

Honey has a world of health benefits that science is only beginning to uncover. Now, new research reveals that raw honey in particular has special immune boosting properties as well.

Prior research has shown that honey's ability to stimulate the immune system had a lot to do with the fact that flower nectars contain plant polyphenols and other phytochemicals.

Well, we can now add another reason for honey's ability to stimulate the immune system: A particular probiotic bacteria endemic among honeybees.

The understanding of this probiotic reveals a number of key elements regarding honey and the honeybees - regarding fructose digestion and even honeybee colony collapse.

Comment: Scientists probe manuka honey's secret weapon:


Beaker

Workers in the U.S. who make BPA have loads of the endocrine disrupting chemical in their bodies

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Some workers who make or work with the endocrine-disrupting chemical have levels 1,000 times higher than the general public, a federal study found.
US workers in industries that use or manufacture BPA have, on average, 70 times more of the chemical in their bodies than the general public - levels well above what has been shown to impact reproduction, according to a study published this month.

The federal study is the first to look at bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure in US manufacturing. It found that some workers are loaded with the endocrine-disrupting compound after a couple days at work. The research suggests that certain jobs may leave people with potentially dangerous BPA levels in their body, which could spur health impacts such as hampering their ability to reproduce.

"I keep thinking we should be surprised of these extraordinary high levels of exposure, but I'm not. It fits with what we know about biology," said Laura Vandenberg, an assistant professor of environmental health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who was not involved in the study. "If people are covered in BPA at work, they are going to absorb that chemical through their skin."

In 2013 and 2014, 77 workers at six different companies that make BPA, BPA-resins or BPA-filled wax provided urine samples after two consecutive days at work. The average total BPA in their urine was 70 times higher than a study of US adults in 2013 and 2014, according to the study published in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety, the federal agency responsible for preventing workers from job-related injury and illness, led the study.

Comment: SOTT.net has carried numerous articles about the serious health hazards associated with BPA. And while 'regulatory' agencies in the U.S. keep claiming the chemical is safe it is obvious that this pervasive chemical wreaks havoc on the hormone system:


Syringe

Big Pharma is willing to look "unscientific" to sell vaccines

Why do progressive news sites that expose government and corporate disinformation in other areas accept disinformation when it comes to vaccines - actually calling activists "unscientific"?

It is not surprising mainstream scientists are vaccine absolutists who vilify "anti-vaxxers" given that their medical centers, hospital wings, universities and sometimes personal paychecks are funded by Pharma. (The motive of progressive sites is less clear.) But "Pharma knows best" rings false with a quick look at withdrawn drugs like Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Darvon, Phen-Fen, Raxar and Seldane - all called safe when they were making millions.

Neither mainstream or progressive news sites want to acknowledge the existence of the federal National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) which, since 1988, has settled more than 16,000 claims and awarded $3.18 billion in injury settlements. When I asked a vaccine expert why the court existed if vaccines are unremittingly safe he told me that vaccines are so basic to public health yet so non-lucrative (compared to billion dollar pills), the government does not want vaccine makers bankrupted by lawsuits.

But ignoring the court and the ghastly injuries it settles—I was told, off the record, about a woman who lost her fingers and toes from vasculitis caused by a vaccine—mainstream scientists are the ones who are "unscientific." The truth is not all vaccines are safe, life-saving or necessary and conflicts of interest do exist. Consider the case of Gardasil, a vaccine against the human papillomavirus vaccine types 6, 11, 16, 18.

Snakes in Suits

Men with shaved heads appear more dominant & powerful, but less attractive

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Men with shaved heads are perceived as more dominant, powerful, influential and authoritative than men with full heads of hair... but less attractive, a new study has found.

The new study, conducted by Albert E. Mannes at the University of Pennsylvania, shows men who chose to shave their heads are seen as more dominant, strong and confident, but also older and less attractive than men with full heads of hair.

The study consisted of three separate experiments, each of which asked hundreds of volunteers to compare men with full heads of hair to those with shaved heads, and rate their attributes.

In the first experiment, volunteers were shown photographs of men with shaved heads and men with full heads of hair. The volunteers described the men with shaved heads as much more dominant and agreeable, but less attractive and older than their peers with full heads of hair.

To rule out any variables that might come from unobservable characteristics that the men in the first experiment might have, the second experiment asked volunteers to compare photographs of men with full heads of hair to photographs of the same men after their hair was digitally removed.

Health

Biologist wins Supreme Court case proving that the measles virus does not exist

In a recent ruling, judges at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) confirmed that the measles virus does not exist. Furthermore, there is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence of the virus in any scientific literature. This raises the question of what was actually injected into millions over the past few decades.

Not a single scientist, immunologist, infectious disease specialist or medical doctor has ever been able to establish a scientific foundation, not only for the vaccination of measles but any vaccination for infants, pregnant women, the elderly and even many adult subgroups.

The fact that many vaccines are ineffective is becoming increasingly apparent. Merck was slapped with two separate class action lawsuits contending they lied about the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine in their combination MMR shot, and fabricated efficacy studies to maintain the illusion for the past two decades that the vaccine is highly protective.

Studies such as one published in the Human and Experimental Toxicology journal found a direct statistical correlation between higher vaccine doses and infant mortality rates. The study, Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?, was conducted by Gary S. Goldman and Neil Z. Miller who has been studying the dangers of vaccines for 25 years.

Comment: Faulty vaccines based on poor research have damaged hundreds of thousands of children all over the world. This is science?