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Italians protest against mandatory vaccination

California's compulsory vaccination law, passed with the help of corrupt Big Pharma interests, left a wake of US states vulnerable to similar legislation which would strip parents of the right to decide if their children should be vaccinated.

The people of Italy, however, aren't taking similar legislation proposed by the Italian Parliament with the same complacency most Americans have when faced with losing their medical freedom. Protests have swelled across the country for over a month now, likely influencing the Senate to ease its controversial mandatory-vaccine stance.

The new legislation being proposed since protests reached a more fevered pitch includes fewer mandatory vaccines and reduced penalties for those who won't comply should the legislation pass, but many are still unnerved by any legislation which would force vaccines on their children to any degree.

The protests have been extremely large, and in every major Italian city, millions have gathered in the streets - but of course you likely haven't seen this reported on the WSJ or NBC.


Activated charcoal: An essential item in your toolkit

The simple and quick answer to the titled query is a resounding yes, activated charcoal is beneficial. In fact, it might be one of the items to put into your emergency kit. While it might not be used as frequently as vitamin C, you could call it an "essential" item because it could literally save your life.

This remedy was one of a few natural medicinals, such as sulfur, doctors have long used for a variety of conditions. It's not simply charcoal, per se, created by burning wood down to char and produced in the absence of oxygen. To produce activated carbon, aka activated charcoal, it's treated with oxygen. According to Difference Between:
"When charcoal is activated, it is processed in a way to increase the porosity. Because of this, activated carbon will have a large surface area, which can adsorb substances effectively.
This primarily increases its effectiveness as a filter. Therefore, activated carbon is mainly used in water filters, in chemical purification process[ing] and in medicine. As we use them, the impurities tend to accumulate in the carbon surfaces. So the disadvantage of using this is that they become less effective as we use them."1
A fine black powder created by mixing bone char, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits, sawdust or coconut shells, activated charcoal is "activated" when it's processed at extremely high temperatures, which changes its internal structure, reduces its pore size and expands its surface area.2 It's not absorbed by your body, so it's free to carry surface-bound toxins from your body and dispose of them through bowel movements. Authority Nutrition explains:

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Vitamin C is a game changer in the treatment of sepsis

Each year, an estimated 1 million Americans get sepsis1,2 and up to half of them die as a result.3,4,5 Sepsis is a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream, which is why it's sometimes referred to as blood poisoning.

While illnesses such as bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, kidney infection or even localized infections can turn septic, sepsis is most commonly acquired in hospital settings.6,7 Starting out with symptoms of infection, the condition can progress to septic shock, which may be lethal. Unless treated, sepsis can result in extremely low blood pressure that is unresponsive to fluid replacement, weakening of the heart and multiple-organ failure.

Unfortunately, treatment can be a considerable challenge, and is becoming even more so as drug-resistant infections become more prevalent. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, sepsis is the most expensive condition being treated in U.S. hospitals, costing more than $24 billion in 2014.8

Cloud Lightning

Lighting strike leaves Alabama teen with improved vision, lighter eye color

Faith Mobley
An Alabama teenager is recovering after being struck by lightning this week.

"It was a shocking experience - that's how my friends are putting it," says Faith Mobley, who was struck by lightning.

The 16-year-old was working at the McDonald's in Haleyville, Alabama when the lightning struck.
She remembers washing dishes when a storm blew through and she heard a loud boom. "When it hit, everything just tightened up. My muscles just spasmed mostly, and everything went numb," Mobley says.

Her friends and managers called for paramedics and when they arrived, they noticed a hole in her shoe. "They said it must be where the lightning exited and came out," Mobley says. The teen was rushed to the hospital and doctors checked her.


Hantavirus outbreak infects 5, kills 3 in Washington state

© CDC/Handout via Reuters
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.


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?


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


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

© George Frey / Reuters
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.

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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.