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The Health & Wellness Show: Role Models: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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As a social species, human beings are highly influenced by the people in their immediate environment and the world at large. Role models, whether they be parents, teachers, neighbors, celebrities or world leaders, provide us with an example of personal development and serve as motivators to help us reach our goals. Personal success depends on behaving in certain ways and not behaving in other ways so on this episode of the Health and Wellness we'll discuss the topic of role models -- those who inspire us to great heights as well as those who set a bad example.

Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic will be stress free vet visits for your pets.

Running Time: 01:35:26

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What is your greatest cancer risk?

Have you heard of spontaneous remissions?

You know, getting better, like completely better, without classical medical intervention?

The conventional world goes out of their way not to document, study, or even acknowledge these "outliers" - many of which Dr. Kelly Turner is now devoted to cataloguing. In fact, most patients who recover from diagnoses like terminal cancer, are told that they were probably misdiagnosed to begin with.

That's why working with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez changed my life. His meticulous notes, radiographically and surgically confirmed presenting diagnoses, and his decade long dedication to disrupting the conventional cancer care paradigm continue to haunt the establishment. Particularly in his posthumously published case reports.

Working with this sacred healer convinced me that there are no carve outs to what is possible in the realm of radical, transformational health journeys - hypertension, diabetes, Lyme disease, and terminal cancers were all exchanged for long-term vitality on a health regimen that was completely and totally within the patient's control.

He had cracked the code, as far as I was concerned. His approach, and the approach of his surviving colleague, Dr. Linda Isaacs, is predicated on three pillars - personalized diet, personalized supplementation, and detox including daily coffee enemas. But there was one magic ingredient that he taught me was indispensable: mindset. In fact, he counseled me on my own overly permissive approach to working with patients, any and all.

Ornament - Red

Researchers employ swallowable balloons in latest weight loss trick

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Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach are safe and effective according to preliminary trials. Up to now they could only be implanted in the stomach surgically.
Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled Thursday at a medical conference.

So-called intragastric balloons have been used for decades to help obese patients shed unwanted kilos. Inflated with water, the devices curb hunger and make it easier to diet by inducing a feeling of fullness.

Up to now, however, they could only be implanted in the stomach surgically, a costly procedure requiring general anaesthesia or sedation.

In a small trial led by Roberta Ienca, a researcher in experimental medicine at Sapienza University in Rome, 42 obese patients -- 29 men and 13 women -- were fitted with balloons that were swallowed before being inflated with liquid.

"A catheter is attached to the balloon, which is folded into a capsule," Ienca explained to AFP.

A doctor fills the balloon via the tiny tube, which is then removed via the mouth with a tug. "This process takes just a few seconds," she added.

The body-mass index (BMI) of the volunteers varied between 30 and 45. The threshold for obesity is a BMI -- one's weight in kilos divided by one's height (in centimetres) squared -- of 30.


Morning daylight exposure essential for a good night's sleep

Workers who are exposed to sunlight or bright indoor lights during the morning hours sleep better at night and tend to feel less depressed and stressed than those who don't get much morning light, according to a recent study.

Exposure to more light during the day and less light at night is critical for healthy sleep patterns because it helps to calibrate the body's internal "circadian" clock, the study team writes in the journal Sleep Health.

The results suggest that in office environments, being exposed either to daylight or electric lights that are rich in short wave "blue" light may be important for the health of workers, said lead author Mariana Figueiro.

Many office buildings may actually be moving in the direction of reducing light said Figueiro, program director at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. "Much has been done to reduce light levels to promote energy efficiency, which is important, but we may be going too far in this direction," she told Reuters Health by email.

"We need to start thinking about how we light our daytime environments," Figueiro added.

To see whether typical office workers get enough light to regulate their sleep-wake cycle, the study team recruited participants in five government office buildings across the United States.

Comment: The Health & Wellness Show: Sleep, Light and Circadian Rhythms


How grains can trigger skin conditions

You may prudently care for your skin each day, cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and hydrating. But, did you know that the sandwich you had at lunch may be doing more damage to your skin than skipping one of your nightly rituals?

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, responsible for temperature control, protection and excreting toxins to name just a few. Far from being an inactive covering for your internal organs, your skin is an intricate system of nerves, glands and cell layers that plays a fundamental role in your overall health and wellness.

If you want to protect your skin, age gracefully and reduce problem breakouts, it is time to care for your skin in the same way you care for your heart, control your weight and lift your mood. In other words, pay attention to the foods you eat every day.

Wheat is one of the grains in many of the processed foods at your grocery store that interferes with a healthy complexion and contributes to psoriasis and eczema outbreaks. Proteins in wheat are responsible for inflammation and changes to your gastrointestinal tract, nervous system and cardiovascular system.

Number of People with Gluten Sensitivity Rising

The extreme form of gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, affects people differently. Over 200 symptoms have been attributed to the condition. Approximately 3 million people in the U.S. suffer from celiac disease1 and close to 20 million suffer from gluten sensitivity.2 Dr. Alessio Fasano is the director for Celiac Research and the chief of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital. In a Celiac Disease Foundation blog, Fasano said: 3


Are you sleep deprived? Test yourself

Are you tired? If your answer is yes, it would seem relatively straightforward to assume you're not getting enough sleep. Yet, signs of sleep deprivation may not always be this obvious (and there are other factors besides sleep loss that can make you feel fatigued). The late Nathaniel Kleitman, Ph.D., professor emeritus in physiology at the University of Chicago, came up with one of the simplest tests to determine if you're sleep deprived — and as a pioneer in sleep research, he was well qualified to know.

Not only did Kleitman co-discover REM sleep, but he published the first major textbook on sleep ("Sleep and Wakefulness" in 1939). He even stayed awake for 180 hours to figure out what sleep deprivation does to your body. Kleitman also spent more than one month underground in a cave — an environment without sunlight or schedules — in order to track changes in wakefulness and circadian rhythm.1 So when he suggested a way to test yourself for sleep deprivation, people took notice.

Sleep Deprived? Take the Sleep Onset Latency Test to Find Out

Kleitman's sleep onset latency test sounds complicated, but it's quite simple. And, "It's based on solid science," said Dr. Michael Mosley, who is both a physician and a journalist for BBC in the U.K.2 Here's how it works: In the early afternoon, grab a spoon and head off to your darkened bedroom to take a nap. Place a metal tray on the floor beside your bed, and hold the spoon over the tray as you attempt to fall asleep.

Be sure to check the time as well. Next, when you inevitably fall asleep and the spoon crashes down onto the tray, waking you up, immediately check the time again and note how much time has passed.

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The healing abilities of thyme essential oil

Thyme essential oil is one of the strongest antioxidants available today, but it has been used medicinally since ancient times. Thyme oil is extracted from the herb, Thymus vularis.

For centuries thyme has been used to support the nervous, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems. Today, thyme essential oil is praised for its antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, hypertensive, and calming properties. As a result, thyme essential oil can be useful for various health conditions, including respiratory infections, intestinal infections, skin problems, oral problems, circulatory problems, stress and anxiety, hormonal imbalance, and fibroids. This article details thyme essential oil, its benefits, and how to use it.

Facts and History about Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme is a popular cooking herb also used in aromatherapy. Thyme is a member of the mint family, along with rosemary, lavender, oregano, and basil. It is a bushy, wood-based evergreen subshrub that has small aromatic, gray-green leaves that is native to southern Europe from Southern Italy to Western Mediterranean. The thyme plant also has purple or pink flowers that blossom during early summer.


Congress pushing back on FDA attempts to eliminate competition for BigPharma - Will the agency comply?

Congress sends a clear message to the FDA. Will the agency listen? Action Alert!

Earlier this month, President Trump signed an appropriations (spending) bill that included very important language on the FDA's war on customized, natural medicines made at compounding pharmacies.

Since the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act in 2013 (DQSA), the FDA has been issuing rules and guidance documents to implement the law. Unfortunately, the agency has been going far beyond what Congress intended. We believe that the FDA is working at the behest of pharmaceutical companies to eliminate the compounding industry, which competes with Big Pharma's drugs.

The FDA hasn't been doing this in one fell swoop; rather it's been "death by a thousand cuts": the agency has limited interstate commerce, restricted "office use" by doctors of compounded medicine, and slashed the menu of substances from which pharmacies could make medicines, to name a few.

Congress has now pushed back against these abuses by specifically directing the FDA to follow congressional intent regarding permitted customers and office-use compounding.

Comment: The pharmaceutical industry has a long history of using its vast financial resources to 'encourage' both politicians and the FDA to protect its profit margins. Without a huge public outcry, the FDA will likely continue to do "business as usual".

Red Flag

Comply or starve: New bill will mandate employees to submit to 'health preventive' measures

A new bill, HR 1313, has been introduced by North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx which is designed to give employers absolute power over the employee by mandating whatever they deem to be proper "heath preventive" measures. These measures would include submitting DNA records as well as mandatory vaccinations and other perceived "health preventive" measures designed for the "greater good" of the general public. The result of not complying with this new law of course would be losing your job.

This kind of legislation thus gives large corporations government-like political status and god-like powers over the individual and further widens the gap between the rich and poor. But even more importantly this kind of legislation strips away intimate individual medical privacy and further solidifies the global control grid being created by the ruling elite as they attempt to complete their new world order plans of permanent human enslavement. No need to imagine how this "future" new world order enslavement will look like anymore. We're seeing it all being rolled out in real-time and in broad daylight for the world to see.

As I discuss in my video below, all of this is part of the Communist-Globalist "peaceful revolution" strategy which is designed to financially neutralize the individual by first making the individual financially dependent on the state or the rulers, and then the threat of having all their food and survival (work related) income taken away is enough to "peacefully" silence the individual into submission.

Evil Rays

Teens enslaved by computers: WHO report warns of major health risks for adolescent digital screen addiction

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Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world's population, are adolescents aged 10 - 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic - too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top of the pestilential heap.

The report, Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), notes there has been a dramatic increase in the time young people spend staring at digital screen time since the turn of the century, with little indication this will be slowing any time soon. Spending more than two hours in front of tablets, computers and smartphones is causing children as young as 11 to suffer an increased risk of poor health.

​The report notes usage rates in the UK alone have increased for both sexes since 2000, and tripled for girls aged 15 or over.

In 2014, 74.6 percent of girls and 76.5 percent of boys aged 11 — 15 used a computer, tablet or phone for two or more hours on a weekday. In Scotland, these figures stood at 79.9 percent for girls and 83.6 percent for boys. Of the 200,000 children in 42 countries studied by the WHO, Scotland came top for computer use by girls, Wales fourth and England seventh.