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Silent epidemic of HPV-related cancers spreading among American men

Sexualize the culture, and sooner or later people get hurt.
Jason Mendelsohn had been married for close to 20 years and was happily raising three kids when he noticed the painless lump on his neck while shaving three years ago.

Within days, he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer caused by a virus that he probably caught while in college, decades before.

Mendelsohn, now 48, is the classic victim of head and neck cancer caused by HPV, the human papillomavirus. A new study out this week shows there's a silent epidemic of HPV-related cancers among men.

Comment: As it says in the article itself, vaccines are a waste of time because the population is already infected:
The only way to prevent infection is the HPV vaccine but once someone's already infected - and that's most people over age 26 - the vaccine doesn't help.
At this point, even non-promiscuous people are contracting HPV.

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Westerners headed for extinction? Sperm count levels down in West, but Asian, African and Latin American men 'doing fine'

Is the West headed for a 'Fall of Rome'?
Society sees having children as a major life event.

After all, kids - even the annoying ones - are necessary for the survival of our species.

Yet widespread fertility may become the norm, at least in men.

Sperm counts among men in the west have more than halved in the past 40 years, according to research.

No, this is not some horrific dystopia, but a worsening trend in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Interestingly, a new systematic study analysing 42,935 men found no signs of sperm count decline in men from Asia, Africa and South America.

Comment: See also:

Sperm levels in Western men plummeted by more than half in just 4 decades - study

Birth rates hit record low in Italy, population shrinks

A dying country? Russia's birth rate is now higher than the United States'

Number of US states with declining populations of Whites increases to 17


Not soy good? FDA to rescind heart health claim for plant protein

© Kham / Reuters
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed revoking a claim that soy protein can reduce heart disease, saying that subsequent studies have cast doubt on the 1999 assessment.

"Our review of that evidence had led us to conclude that the relationship between soy protein and heart disease does not meet the rigorous standard for an FDA-authorized health claim," the agency said Monday.

In 1999, the FDA granted a health claim for labeling manufactured food products containing soy, saying that "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."

In 2012, however, the European Food Safety Authority published a scientific opinion on isolated soy proteins and reduction of cholesterol and concluded that a cause-and-effect relationship was not established.

Comment: See also:
Soy formula is a formula for disaster
How soy affects hormones

Life Preserver

The heavy guns of magnesium: Reducing human suffering in a wide variety of clinical situations

There is no healing system more powerful than that which employs Nature's primordial substances; materials so pure and close to nature that they yield benefits without the typical side effects of most drugs. The secret to safe and effective medicine is found in using medicinal substances that do not have side effects in reasonable doses. This is the very meaning of safe, something that will not harm or hurt you.

I received a letter from a professional colleague named George Eby in 2007 that stated that his daughter was destroyed by the terrible side effects of a special type of antibiotic called fluoroquinolones. He said,
"My daughter was stricken with this horrible affliction. Cipro sensitivity causes long term (multiple years to life) chronic pain, weakness and tendon weakness leading to tendon breakage and many other horrible effects, some physical and some mental. This is something that everyone needs to know about. We have been destroyed by cipro. I don't think there is much anyone can do, except to give her magnesium, which is somewhat of an antidote. I am very worried but I haven't lost hope, but I am being realistic. Some of the tendon damage is necrotic and permanent. However, we have studies with rattlesnake venom that produce necrosis on animals and simply applying magnesium (chloride) and zinc (gluconate) topically, the necrosis vanishes." Ten days later I received this email from George.

"Topical magnesium chloride for 10 days = well daughter!"
There is a power and a force in magnesium chloride that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. It goes against a strong gale wind of medical science to ignore magnesium chloride used transdermally in the treatment of any chronic or acute disorder.

Comment: More reasons why magnesium is The Spark of Life:


HIIT training alters brain glucose metabolism in insulin-resistant people

© University of Turku
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, studied how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the brain's glucose metabolism in physically inactive insulin resistant people. Only two weeks of HIIT training reduced glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain.

A study lead by Jarna Hannukainen and Kari Kalliokoski at the University of Turku shows that HIIT training reduces brain glucose metabolism of people suffering from type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

Previous studies have shown that the brain's glucose and fatty acid uptake is increased in type 2 diabetes, and that glucose uptake decreases after weight loss. We wanted to study if a similar effect could be achieved by exercise, without a significant weight loss, says Doctoral Candidate Sanna Honkala from Turku PET Centre.


Shingles vaccines: Blockbusters for BigPharma that fail at least 97% of the time

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Last week, I visited Denver, Colorado where Allison and I hiked the national parks and saw the beautiful sights around Denver. I also visited and spent time with my dear friend, Suzy Cohen-America's Pharmacist. Suzy and I have been friends for many years. Suzy has written many books about natural therapies including my favorite, Drug Muggers. Three years ago, Suzy and I co-hosted the Thyroid Summit and we had a lot of fun putting it together.

During our week in Colorado, we saw Suzy and her husband Sam many times. During one visit, we were talking about our respective blogs and I stated to her, "I am trying not to write about vaccines." Suzy commented, "But you always write about vaccines, why are you trying not to write about them?"

I explained to Suzy and Sam that I am tired about writing about the problems with vaccines. I have been writing about the toxic ingredients of vaccines for well over a decade now. I do not want to be defined as an anti-vaxxer.

You see, I am not anti-vaccine. I am pro-health. If vaccines were safe and effective, I would be on-board with the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations. However, we are presently giving too many ineffective vaccines which contain toxic ingredients and do not work as advertised.

Perhaps I could stop writing about vaccines if the vaccine manufacturers would stop producing and marketing ineffective vaccines. However, the fake news stories about ineffective vaccines still occur. Whenever I see a fake news medical article, my writing juices get warmed up. A recent article in the New York Times (10.25.17) got me going-it was titled, "CDC Panel Recommends a New Shingles Vaccine." The new vaccine-Shingrix-is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline for adults 50 and older. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which is part of the CDC, now recommends Shingrix over the old shingles vaccine-Merck's Zostavax. Amazingly, the new recommendations now state that adults who have received the older shingles vaccine should now get the new one.

Comment: The fact that these vaccines are useless is just the tip of the iceberg - more frightening are the reported side effects ranging from shingles itself, which the vaccine is supposed to prevent, to serious injuries such as blindness and paralysis. Other reports of adverse effects from Zostavax include brain damage and death.


Prostate cancer 'shocked' using testosterone therapy

Doctors are stunned to report that a man with advanced prostate cancer appears to have been cured, after they "shocked" his cancerous tumor with high doses of testosterone.

The outcomes seen in this study have been called "unexpected" and "exciting," and for good reason. Most prostate cancer therapies are actually focused on depriving tumors of testosterone, because the cancer uses the hormone as fuel; that is why the results of this study are so surprising.

Other critically ill men who took part in the same trial showcased similar and equally impressive results. Scientists remained astonished by their shrinking tumors and by the cessation of disease progression. The majority of the 47 trial participants also exhibited falling levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a blood marker used to monitor prostate cancer. The researchers noted that one individual had his PSA levels drop down to zero after just three months of participation, and currently shows no lingering remnants of the disease. After 22 cycles of treatment, scientists say he appears to be cured.

Comment: Also see:


Six misleading health and nutrition fake news items

Nutrition myths haven't changed much in nearly 40 years. The people making these erroneous assertions tend to be very dogmatic in their views. The source of these misleading facts is most often practising medical doctors untrained in nutritional medicine, or those who are just plain out of date. Here are the most widely known fake news items in natural medicine that die hard.

MYTH #1 -- Only Dairy Products Can Provide Adequate Calcium

Many studies demonstrate that its absorption of pasteurized milk is inferior to that seen with calcium from plant sources. Dark green leafy vegetables have relatively high calcium concentrations. With the exception of spinach (due to the high oxalate content), the calcium from greens is very well absorbed. Kale and other members of the same food family such as broccoli, turnip greens, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and mustard greens are excellent sources of both calcium and magnesium -- an important trace mineral that aids calcium utilization which is found in only small amounts in cow's milk.

Comment: See also: Top ten most health destroying nutrition lies ever told


Gene sequencing study reveals unusual mutations in endometriosis

Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a painful disorder marked by the growth of uterine tissue outside of the womb. The findings, described in the May 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, may eventually help scientists develop molecular tests to distinguish between aggressive and clinically "indolent," or non-aggressive, types of endometriosis.


Clostridia connection to mental health and autism

Clostridia (aka. clostridium) are a group of opportunistic and often times pathogenic bacteria that can harbor in the digestive system. They are strictly anaerobic (don't like oxygen) and form spores that are resistant to many conventional antibiotics increasing their pathogenicity (1). Clostridium difficle (aka. C. diff) is the best known clostridia bacteria that can lead to various digestive problems including the inflammatory bowel condition called Pseudomembranous colitis (2). Not all symptoms of C. difficle (CDI) infection are related to Pseudomembranous colitis, and may manifest as flu-like symptoms and lead to bloating, gas, abdominal pain and mixed bowel movements (loose stools to diarrhea and constipation). Clostridia bacteria can overrun many of the normal digestive flora and lead to significant imbalances of the microenvironment (aka. microbiome) of the digestive system (3). Unfortunately, C. difficle infections are a growing problem and account upwards of 30,000 deaths in the United States every year (4).

There are many other types of clostridia bacteria, other than just Clostridia difficle. C. botulinum (responsible for certain forms of food poisoning) is part of the clostridia bacteria family, as well as C. tetani (responsible for the neuromuscular disease Tetanus). In fact, there are over 80+ species of clostridia bacteria that may lead to problems, but not all are severely dangerous and pathogenic.

Comment: For more clues on how stealth infections are related to mental and physical illnesses, check out: