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Hantavirus outbreak infects 5, kills 3 in Washington state

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A micrographic study of liver tissue seen from a Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) patient seen in this undated photo obtained by Reuters.
Five people have been stricken with the rare, rodent-born hantavirus illness in Washington state since February, three of whom have died, in the state's worst outbreak of the disease in at last 18 years, public health officials reported on Thursday.

The three fatal cases also mark the highest death toll from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Washington state during a single year since the respiratory ailment was first identified in the "Four Corners" region of the US Southwest in 1993.

The disease has been found to be transmitted to humans from deer mice, either through contact with urine, droppings, saliva or nesting materials of infected rodents or by inhaling dust contaminated with the virus.

Evil Rays

'Damage control': American Heart Association pushes 1960s dietary advice on coconut oil, butter and good fats - Seeks to undo progress

For well over half a century, a majority of health care officials and media have warned that saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) began encouraging Americans to limit dietary fat in general and saturated fats in particular as far back as 1961.

The current version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food pyramid, called "MyPlate,"1 more or less eliminated fats altogether, with the exception of a small amount of low-fat dairy. According to MyPlate, the food groups are fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy — not the three biological building blocks known as carbohydrates (fruits, veg, grains), protein and fats.

All the while, studies have repeatedly refuted the wisdom of these low- to no-fat recommendations. Now all of a sudden, the AHA is coming out with warnings reminiscent of the 1960s all over again.

If you've followed the news lately, you will have seen bold headlines declaring coconut oil dangerous, and that you should switch from butter to margarine to protect your heart health! How is this even possible? It's akin to the flat Earth theory that inexplicably gained traction despite clear and indisputable proof that we indeed live on a planetary sphere.

Seismograph

The science of sound and resonant frequencies as a means of curing cancer and other diseases

Sound healing is not a 'new' method of healing. It's been around since at least the invention of the Royal Rife frequency machine. Ancient indigenous cultures including the Egyptians, Tibetans, Sumerians, Aboriginals, etc. understood the power of vibration more than 5,000 years ago for treating a whole handbag full of illnesses.

Technological sound healing devices began appearing in 1928 when German scientist Erwin Schliephake discovered that sound accelerated healing, but the use of gongs, symbols, bowls, crystal, and even the Great Pyramids of Egypt also provided advanced sound healing before these inventions were introduced.

Rife is credited with being one of the most forward thinkers in the 20th century because he discovered a cure for cancer simply by using vibrational energy - or sound frequencies. He talks about it extensively in his book, "The Cancer Cure That Worked." His work was a re-discovery of ancient mathematical principles of sound.

Rife, Hulda Clark, John Crane, Tesla (discover of the phase conjugate wave), and numerous others however, were silenced most recently due to the FDA, competing interests in the profitable radiation and chemotherapy industries, and the general undercurrent of keeping people sick and tired so that they cannot experience a fully realized life. What, if any, methods of sound therapy have passed through this wall of oppression since the time of Rife?

Whistle

Exercising with heavy weights stimulates greater nerve efficiency for strength building

Those trying to become stronger by putting in extra hours at the gym may be getting it all wrong, according to new research. Researchers have found that engaging your nerves could be more important to gaining strength than working out your muscles.

In the body, specialised nerves known as motor neurons relay signals from the brain to the muscle tissue, which allows us to choose when we flex our muscles. Scientists have now found that some types of exercise engage the nerves surrounding our muscle tissue more than others.

They discovered that lifting heavy weights engages the nerve cells more than lifting light weights, even if you do far fewer reps. Lifting heavy weights can induce nerves to carry more signals from the brain to the muscles, making muscles stronger, the researchers found.

Comment: For more information check out: The Health & Wellness Show: High Intensity Training with Drew Baye


Pills

Too little too late? FDA to impose 'tougher doctor-training rules' on opioid makers

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The Food and Drug Administration will step up efforts to combat America's opioid epidemic by forcing opioid manufacturers to teach physicians and other health care professionals more about prescribing the addictive medication.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb delivered the opening remarks for a two-day public meeting on opioid abuse on Monday in Silver Spring, Maryland. He said that the FDA will seek to require the makers of immediate-release opioids give prescriber training to medical professionals who handle the drug.

"America is simply awash in immediate-release opioid products," Gottlieb said, according to the documents, according to the Washington Post.

Comment: Further reading:


Red Flag

The GMO agenda takes a menacing leap forward with EPA's silent approval of Monsanto/Dow's RNAi corn

Without much more than a whisper from the mainstream media, Monsanto's newest Frankenfood has received full EPA approval and will be arriving on dinner plates by the end of the decade. The implications of this are harrowing, to say the least.

While you may not have made up your mind on the dangers of GMOs, you likely feel entitled to know when you're consuming a food that is the product of laboratory research. For this reason, I am reporting on Monsanto's latest food technology, unfortunately, already in the pipeline. And quite silently so. I write this with a certain degree of solemnity, if not also a tinge of regret, because, for three years, I have heard rumblings of Monsanto's next project - RNA interference technology. It was actually the late Heidi Stevenson, my friend, colleague, and founder of the platform Gaia Health, who first alerted me to the dangers of RNA interference-based tinkering with our food supply when she reported on the near disastrous approval of GMO wheat using RNA interference technology in Australia. Thankfully a few brave scientists and informed public stood up and, together, averted the disaster. But since then, both the dangers and the breakneck speed of development of this technology have gone largely ignored, even among activists deep in the non-GMO movement. In order to truly appreciate the gravity of the situation, and why the EPA's approval of RNAi corn intended for human consumption, is so concerning, it will first require a little background information on the fascinating topic of non-coding small RNAs, and their formidable relevance to our health.

Alarm Clock

This ain't normal, folks: Cancer now more common than getting married and having a baby

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More than 350,000 cancers are diagnosed each year compared with 290,000 marraiges.
Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests.

Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages.

New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a woman having her first baby.

There were 271,050 babies born to first-time mothers in England and Wales in 2015, compared to 319,011 new cases of cancer.

The data also showed that, over the last decade, more than 1.2 million people have been diagnosed with cancer under the age of 65.

Comment: Despite the resigned tone of the article, cancer is not something one should come to expect. More on cancer prevention and treatment in the following articles:


Attention

Alabama health officials warn of flesh-eating bacteria throughout the state

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A scanning electron microscopic image showing the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
Health officials in Alabama are warning residents of a flesh-eating bacteria found in bodies of water throughout the state.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday warned residents that Vibrio cases have been reported along Alabama's Gulf Coast.

In a statement, officials said that Vibrio can only be contracted in brackish or salt water. It can also affect people who eat contaminated seafood and those with open wounds exposed to seawater.

Dr. Karen Landers, the department's assistant state health officer, told CBS News that she hopes the warning educates "the general public about wounds and water, safe swimming, and safe consumption of seafood."
"At this time of year, the ADPH receives increased calls regarding skin infections related to wounds and water as well as the occasional, rare instance of necrotizing fasciitis," Landers said. "Sometimes, people contract Vibrio in the coastal region and do not become ill until they return to their county or state of residence."

Pirates

California lists Monsanto's glyphosate as a carcinogen

In an action with national and global implications, today California officially listed glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, as a chemical known to cause cancer under the state's Proposition 65 law. EWG applauded the action, but urged the state to go further and set much lower exposure limits to protect the health of children and fetuses.

Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, must now carry a label warning California consumers that it can cause cancer in people. This marks the first time a governmental authority anywhere in the world has issued a regulation based on Roundup's potential carcinogenicity.

Comment: Surprise! Monsanto CEO lying through his teeth: "Roundup is not a carcinogen"


Life Preserver

GAPS nutritional protocol: Neurologist & gut specialist claim to possess cure mainstream doctors don't want you to know about

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of medicine, came to the conclusion that "All disease begins in the gut."

It's a statement neurologist Natasha Campbell-McBride applies specifically to brain health, a concept dubbed GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome).

Campbell-McBride has detailed protocol for GAPS in her new book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia, and gives lectures on the connection between gut and brain heath worldwide.

Comment: Read more about Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride's GAPS nutritional protocol: