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Aluminum adjuvant, cytokines, brain inflammation, autism: Did China discover the missing piece of the autism puzzle?

Scientists appear to be far closer to explaining the mechanisms of action within the body that cause autism. Most of the research that has created this understanding has been published in the last 36 months, and largely from international scientists in Canada, France, Israel, and China. Four clear, replicable, and related discoveries explaining how autism is triggered are forming an undeniably clear picture of autism's causation, and possibly ways to alleviate the symptoms, too.

When Caltech scientist Dr. Paul Patterson passed away in 2014, I had little appreciation that he had triggered a chain of events over the course of his career that may now provide a clear and unambiguous explanation of how and why my son developed autism back in 2004. Knowing exactly how my son's autism was caused is incredibly important to my wife and I, because the more information we have about causation, the more chance we have to do something about it, and perhaps recover my son from an affliction now impacting 1 in 48 American kids.

What you're about to read is the product of more than two dozen very recent peer-reviewed published scientific studies, with really no original thought by me. I'm a businessman and a father, but what follows is a "grand theory of autism" so complete and well-supported that I think it deserves the attention of every member of the autism community. When the totality of this explanation became clear to me, not only did my jaw hit the floor, but I was immediately consumed with thoughts about how this clear explanation might impact the way we treat our son's autism, and I hope it does the same for you and perhaps your doctor as well. What I'm certain of is that this "grand theory" needs to be heavily debated, and I hope by putting it in the public realm I help move it along that path. (I'm indebted to an anonymous scientist who runs a website called Vaccine Papers, where many of these insights came from. I will quote VP throughout this piece, referring to VP as "VP." I highly recommend you read the totality of his website, where the explanations are far more scientific than what you will read here.)

Life Preserver

LED light therapy shows promise in treating chronic pain

Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity and their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically manage. It shatters people's emotional wellbeing, tears apart families and claims lives through suicides and accidental drug overdoses.

But now researchers at the University of Arizona have found promise in a novel, non-pharmacological approach to managing chronic pain -- treating it with green light-emitting diodes (LED).

Results of the study appear in the February 2017 issue of the journal Pain.

In the study, rats with neuropathic pain that were bathed in green LED showed more tolerance for thermal and tactile stimulus than rats that were not bathed in green LED.

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Attention

Increased risk of 11 types of cancer shows evidence linked to being overweight, researchers warn

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Scientists warned that the increased risk is not confined to those who are obese; anyone who carries excess fat is at some degree of risk, they say.
Study shows strong evidence of a link between excess body fat and cancers of the colon, breast, pancreas and ovary among others.

Being overweight could increase the risk of a host of cancers, including those of the colon, breast, pancreas and ovary, researchers have warned following a wide review of more than 200 studies.

According to previous figures from two leading charities, almost three quarters of people are expected to be overweight by 2035, with 700,000 new cases of obesity-related cancer expected over the next 20 years.

The new study by an international team adds weight to the warning, revealing that there is currently strong evidence for a link between excess body fat and an increased risk of 11 cancers: colon, rectum, endometrium, breast, ovary, kidney, pancreas, gastric cardia, biliary tract system and certain cancers of the oesophagus and bone marrow.

"I think now the public and physicians really need to pay attention to obesity with respect to cancer," said Marc Gunter, a co-author of the research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. "Telling people to avoid being overweight not only reduces their risk of, say, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it also reduces their risk of many different cancers."

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Bulb

Dim light at night is dangerous to your metabolism

Are you exposed to even small amounts of light throughout the night? If so, this constant low level of light may be having negative effects on your metabolism.

With obesity and the diseases that it causes on the rise in the Western world, many doctors and researchers struggle to find the root causes of this epidemic. At the same time, losing weight can be a personal struggle for the more than half of American adults who simply have too much body fat. New research suggests that dim light at night, which is common in our light polluted world, may be contributing to the ever-expanding American waistline.

Light and Your Circadian Rhythm

Although our bodies have internal clocks that regulate our circadian rhythm even in the absence of external cues, we also set our clocks partly by cues from the outside world. Light is a major circadian cue. When our retinas sense light, the message is passed to the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus of our brains. The suprachiasmatic nucleus in turn tells the pineal gland not to make melatonin.

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Question

Does everything cause cancer these days?

When a person attempts conversation about how something causes cancer, they are often met with the dismissive response "but everything causes cancer." They are right, in a way. Almost everything does cause cancer, yet it is possible to avoid.

This article can be a resource for avoiding carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and health damaging chemicals. It only scratches the surface, but this should be a perfect introduction for someone who is unaware that many things are too toxic to tolerate.

1. Chemicals in Food

A. GM, pesticide contaminated soy is linked to endocrine disruption and cancer

As you may have heard, the pesticide RoundUp or glyphosate is an enemy to public health in several ways, but did you know many soy products are contaminated with it, and can cause endocrine disruption and cancer?

Genetically modified soybeans are grown in great abundance, and the result is cheap, plentiful soybean oil. The soybean oil is put into just about every processed food product you can think of, and it often contains the pesticide it is genetically modified to be resistant to.

Sun

Are humans solar powered?

Are Humans Solar Powered?

Are we, too, solar powered, like plants? It's no longer a question, it's an answer.

Summary of TEDxtalk: Water, Cells, Life by Dr. Gerald Pollack, a water scientist at the University of Washington, tell us where the energy comes from that supplies our bodies with get up and go. In it, Dr. Pollack challenges the long-held explanation that the bulk of our energy comes from food, in the form of calories. He provides an entirely new and very exciting paradigm, one that will open up new dimensions of body energy for accelerated healing and vitality. And he shares his unexpected laboratory results to back his explanation up. This will surely be a seminal TEDxtalk.

In it Dr. Pollack makes two unexpected and paradigm-advancing points. Hold onto your hat.

The first point is that there is a new form of water, H3O2. Just give yourself a sec to take that in. The news of a new form or phase of water is really starting to circulate. The old paradigm of vapor, liquid, ice has been facing theoretical challenges for at least a 100 years, but the three-phase paradigm remained a convenient knowledge package, given the complexities and doggedly unexplained mysteries of water behavior. Don't you love that water has unexplained behavior? Water scientists always speculated that water exists on a spectrum, but where they drew the boundary lines was more arbitrary than we first understood, and they actually missed one elementally important phase.

Arrow Down

HuffPo exposed for blocking any favorable reviews about Vaxxed documentary

It's recently been revealed that The Huffington Post has continued to block articles that appear to cast any favorable light on the controversial film "Vaxxed," as two articles contributed by British writer Sally Beck were removed shortly after publication.

Beck wrote an article, titled "VAXXED, should we watch this movie?", and it was published on the UK version of The Huffington Post on February 21st. She went on to co-author an article titled "The MMR vaccine: why it's sensible to worry about the way it has been regulated" shortly after the "Vaxxed" article.

"Vaxxed is based on extensive recorded interviews with whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC, (Centres for Disease Control) the US agency concerned with safeguarding public health," Beck wrote. "The film looks at whether his claims - that he, and four others at the CDC, skewed data in an important study looking at whether the MMR jab (measles, mumps and rubella) can cause autism - are true. Dr Thompson said: 'I have waited a long time to tell my story and I want to tell it truthfully. I was involved in deceiving millions of taxpayers regarding the potential negative side effects of vaccines. We lied about the scientific findings.'"

The article "VAXXED, should we watch this movie?" served mainly as a review of the film's content, while the MMR article expressed support for parents who have concerns about the safety of MMR vaccines. Both articles appear to show some graciousness toward Thompson as well as controversial figures Andrew Wakefield and Brian Hooker.

Comment: Connecting the censorship dots: Huffpost, Merck and Vaxxed


Ambulance

Millennials face an epidemic of digestive diseases due to poor diets and sedentary lifestyle


Crisis? Millennials - those born between 1980 and 1995 - are four times more likely to develop rectal tumors stemming from the large intestine compared to those born around 1950
Unprecedented numbers of young people are being diagnosed with bowel cancer - due to poor diets and lack of exercise, a study warns.

Millennials - those born between 1980 and 1995 - are four times more likely to develop rectal tumors stemming from the large intestine compared to those born around 1950.

An alarming three in ten rectal cancer diagnoses are now in patients below the age of 55. Young people are also at twice the risk of developing colon tumors, which start growing lower down.

And yet, these diseases are still widely thought of as something that hits after middle age.

The study warns the data should be a warning sign that this generation faces an epidemic of digestive diseases - and suggests we begin screening people in their early 20s, rather than in their 60s.

Comment: Many serious diseases that are usually found in older people are increasingly showing up in younger adults and even children. To learn more about the phenomenon and the dietary and lifestyle changes that can help prevent this, listen to: The Health & Wellness Show: Aging is not just for the aged anymore

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Cheeseburger

DNA test results show Subway's oven-roasted chicken only 50% actual chicken

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Subway, the other, other, other white meat?
If you think that chicken sandwich you ordered at Subway did not fully taste like fowl, you may have been right.

According to a Canadian study, a DNA test showed only half of Subway's oven-roasted patty is made with real chicken.

Subway was among five fast-food restaurants, whose chicken the Canadian Broadcast Corporation had tested.

The results showed the Oven Roasted Chicken patties averaged 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki strips came in at 42.8 percent.

The sandwich chain refuted the results of the DNA test in a released statement:
SUBWAY Canada cannot confirm the veracity of the results of the lab testing you had conducted. However, we are concerned by the alleged findings you cite with respect to the proportion of soy content. Our chicken strips and oven roasted chicken contain 1% or less of soy protein. We use this ingredient in these products as a means to help stabilize the texture and moisture. All of our chicken items are made from 100% white meat chicken which is marinated, oven roasted and grilled. We tested our chicken products recently for nutritional and quality attributes and found it met our food quality standards. We will look into this again with our supplier to ensure that the chicken is meeting the high standard we set for all of our menu items and ingredients.
In case you wondered what the rest of the patties and chicken strips are made of: It's soy.

Life Preserver

BigPharma karma: Research shows chronic pain sufferers prefer cannabis to their opioid drugs

Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria. "This study is one of the first to track medical cannabis use under the new system of licensed producers, meaning that all participants had physician authorization to access cannabis in addition to their prescription medicines," says UBC Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh, co-author of the study.

The study tracked more than 250 patients with prescribed medical cannabis -- people treated for conditions such as chronic pain, mental health and gastrointestinal issues. Overall, 63 per cent of respondents reported using cannabis instead of their prescription drugs, which included opioids (to treat pain), benzodiazepines (sedatives) and anti-depressants.

Comment: The pharmaceutical cartel sees the handwriting on the wall and has been lobbying hard to oppose legalization which would open the door to wide use of medical cannabis. In areas where medical marijuana is legal, opioid use and sales for prescription drugs have plummeted!

Study finds "substantial and conclusive evidence" marijuana effective in treating chronic pain