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Thyme the powerful herb that destroys Strep, Herpes, Candida, and the Flu Virus

Another member of the labiatae, or mint, family, thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean basin and comes in many varieties. There is only one plant, thymus vulgaris, but the composition of the oil distilled from the plant shows variations in chemical components based on the location or region the plant grows in, despite being botanically identical.

The microbial power of thyme is so powerful that some oils are safe to use in all situations, and some are not.

Thymus vularis ct. linalol is the best oil for beginners to use and it is the safest to use on the skin, in baths, and on children and the elderly. Other chemotypes (ct) such as thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, and thymus vulgaris c.t carvacrol should be left to qualified aromatherapists. Thyme is one of the most used and most useful oils in aromatherapy, but always use thyme oil with care, in moderation.

Thyme has remarkable antiviral, bactericidal, fungicidal, antibiotic, diuretic, antispasmodic, expectorant, and antiseptic properties that make it wonderful to have around during cold and flu season. In addition to killing microbes, thyme helps the body to eliminate toxins and boosts the immune system by supporting the formation of white blood cells, increasing resistance to invading organisms. Its familiar, warm, herbaceous aroma is powerful and penetrating, and the origin of its name, which comes from the Greek word 'thymos' meaning 'to perfume.'


Monsanto's 'alternative facts' about glyphosate are on trial

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Bottles of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller relabeled by Global Justice Now activists, April 2016. Roundup contains glyphosate, a chemical that the WHO classifies as 'probably carcinogenic'.
Reeling from California's decision to ban glyphosate, fearful of 're-evaluation' by EU and US regulators, and facing ruinous cancer claims in federal courts, the US chemical industry are fighting back, writes Carey Gillam. Their key argument: don't trust independent doctors and scientists - trust us! And as they just told a California court, profit must come before people.

Alternative facts, indeed!

Less than two weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump it appears we are seeing the ushering in of a new era of twisted truths, fake news, and selective science.

That should be good news to the corporate spin doctors who are deep into a campaign now to try to combat global concerns about the world's favorite weed killer.

Corporate spin is nothing new. Whether it's cigarettes or sugar-laden sodas, the companies that make billions from such products employ a variety of strategies to promote the good and bury the bad. Some even outright lie while doing so.

But the tactics being unveiled by Monsanto and surrogates over glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide and the lynchpin for the success of genetically engineered crops, are noteworthy for the depths of their deception.

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New study quantifies fluoride's potential to lower IQ in children

Some children may be consuming enough fluoridated water in the USA to reach doses of fluoride that have the potential to lower their IQ, according to a research team headed by William Hirzy, PhD, a former US EPA senior scientist who specialized in risk assessment and published in the journal Fluoride (October-December 2016), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

Current federal guidelines encourage the addition of fluoride chemicals into water supplies to reach 0.7 milligrams per liter ostensibly to reduce tooth decay. Hirzy followed EPA risk assessment guidelines to report:

"The effect of fluoride on IQ is quite large, with a predicted mean 5 IQ point loss when going from a dose of 0.5 mg/F/day to 2.0 mg F/day."
Many children in the U.S. commonly consume levels of fluoride within this range from all sources (i.e. water, food, dental products, medicines, air pollution).

Comment: See also: Fluoride's neurotoxicity: Drinking fluoridation chemicals now linked to brain harm & cognitive deficits


Ayurveda's sacred herb: The health benefits of Holy Basil

Tulsi or Holy Basil is amongst the most highly revered of the known therapeutic shrubbery for its ability to elevate the mind, heal the body, and uplift the soul. This enchanting herb, also known as Ocimum sanctum, is an important part of the repertoire of India's traditional system of medicine, known as Ayurveda.

Holy Basil boasts cherished status as one of the world's most sacred herbs because it possesses what many consider to be near-miraculous healing potential − hence why it's earned esteemed titles including "The Elixir of Life" and "Mother Medicine of Nature."

In Ayurveda specifically, Tulsi is classified as a "rasayana," delineating its MVP (most valuable player) status in the realm of adaptogenic herbs. Similarly, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Tulsi is regarded as a "Shen tonic," a designation that suggests it possesses an almost inherently divine essence. A healing gift straight from the heart God, so to speak. What seems to set Holy Basil apart is the fact that it encapsulates each of the three elements that embody holistic health − mind, body, and soul.

Comment: A Panacea Called Tulsi


An unrecognized disorder: Electronic screen syndrome

Technology's influence on the nervous system is multifactorial..
"He's revved up all the time."

"He can't focus at all and is totally defiant. Getting ready for school or bedtime is a daily nightmare."

"She's exhausted and has meltdowns even when she's slept enough."

"He flies into a rage over the slightest thing. The other kids don't want to play with him anymore."

"Her grades have gone downhill this year and we don't know why."

The above symptoms or complaints are so common nearly every parent will relate to one or more of them. Psychiatric symptoms from various disorders can have a lot of overlap, and this is especially true when it comes to children. This overlapping nature coupled with today's overstimulating high-tech environment has led to an epidemic of misdiagnosed mental disorders, which in turn lends itself to inappropriate psychotropic medication prescribing and misuse of precious resources.

Comment: For a more in depth explanation of Electronic Screen Syndrome listen to The Health & Wellness Show: Digital 'pharmakeia': Glow kids, screen addiction, gaming and the hijacking of children's brains


Old medicine, new inflated price: Pharma company sells muscular dystrophy drug at a 7,000% markup

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A recently FDA-approved drug used in steroid treatments, which has been on the international market for years, will be introduced in the US at the inflated price of $89,000 a year.

In a Thursday press release, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for a drug by Marathon Pharmaceuticals, a US company focused solely on the development of new treatments for rare diseases. They may now begin selling the corticosteroid drug Deflazacort, under the brand name Emflaza.

With FDA approval, Marathon now has exclusive rights to sell the drug in the US for the next seven years, even though it has been available as a generic in other countries.

With exclusive rights, the company can increase the price from the $1,200 average that families were importing the drug from overseas to $89,000, an increase of more than 7,000 percent.

Deflazacort is used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disease that causes heart and respiratory conditions, usually in younger men. As the disease progresses, patients lose muscle strength, and usually end up confined to a wheelchair by the time they reach their early teens.

Patients with DMD typically do not live past their 20s or 30s, according to the FDA.


Can iodine affect mental health? A therapist describes how iodine saved her life

In compiling iodine case studies for my research, a therapist from Alaska emailed me about how iodine had changed her life. --L.F.

Comment: See also: The Health & Wellness Show: The Iodine Crisis - Interview with Lynne Farrow and Lynne Farrow's book The Iodine Crisis

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Europe's "on fire" about the VAXXED documentary

© Age of Autism
Since unsafe vaccines are a global health problem, folks at the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance (EFVV) are sponsoring several showings of the documentary film about the fraudulent science and cover-ups that took place within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the MMR vaccine and its implication in autism in young, black boys under three years of age.

That criminal activity is documented in VAXXED, From Cover-up to Catastrophe, by one of the CDC's epidemiologists who took part in it: William Thompson, PhD.

Vaccine acolytes and spinmeisters claim VAXXED is about Dr. Andrew Wakefield, which it is not! Even though Dr. Wakefield is a producer of VAXXED, the film documents using telephone voice recordings of what happened while Dr. Thompson participated in and cooperated with producing a falsified CDC vaccine report, which he feels sorry about and apparently wants to make amends.

Comment: Staunch opposition to the screening of Vaxxed has been ongoing since it's release in 2016. Discrediting Vaxxed and keeping it from the public's attention is paramount for Big Pharma and the rising medical tyranny that is taking over the planet.


Patients with egg allergies are at risk of anaphylaxis from the MMR vaccine

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Patients with an Allergy to Eggs Are at Risk of Anaphylaxis if Vaccinated with the MMR!

It is estimated that up to 15 million US citizens are currently suffering from food allergies. In 2013, a paper published on the CDC website stated that between 1997 and 2011, the prevalence of food and skin allergies increased in children under age of 18. This is extremely worrying, as according to the Food Allergy Research & Education website, a food allergy sends someone to the emergency department every three minutes, which, according to them, amounts to approximately 200,000 visits to the ER every year.

The NIAID Recommend the MMR to Children with Egg Allergies

In 2010, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) published a paper titled Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The paper described how the NIAID had joined forces with 30 professional organizations, federal agencies and patient advocacy groups to set guidelines for the management and safety of patients suffering from food allergies.


Jon Rappoport: The number-one mind-control program at US colleges

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If you're a college student or have a child at college, read this

The unspoken secret in plain sight.

Here is a staggering statistic from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
"More than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year."
Let that sink in. 25 percent.

Colleges are basically clinics. Psychiatric centers.

Colleges have been taken over. A soft coup has occurred, out of view.

You want to know where all this victim-oriented "I'm triggered" and "I need a safe space" comes from? You just found it.