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New study linking miscarriages to vaccines goes mainstream

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a doctor's group, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to warn them the study is coming out and help them prepare for a potential wave of worry from expectant moms, CDC officials said.

Comment: This study is correct. See also:


Producer of Vaxxed film banned from Australia - and how the Australian press is lying about it

Polly Tommey, Producer of documentary Vaxxed
Polly Tommey, producer of the famous documentary, Vaxxed (trailer), has been banned from Australia. If that sounds quite insane-it is.

Vaxxed has been screening across the world. It is an explosive revelation about egregious fraud at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The film focuses on the 2014 public confession of a long-time researcher at the CDC, William Thompson. Thompson admits that he and his colleagues committed a crime, by manipulating data to give the MMR vaccine a free pass, "proving" it had no connection to autism - when in fact, as Thompson states, the vaccine does raise the risk of autism in children.

Here are a few statements from the The Sydney Morning Herald's report, headlined: "Anti-vaccination advocate 'banned from Australia' after documentary tour."

Comment: Australia appears to be fully on board and in line with the West's vaccination agenda:

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Big Ag nightmare: The many ways that factory farming contaminates our land and water

Flooded fields like this one from Calumet County, in May 2013, are innocuous when the ground below is clay, which protects the aquifers below. But if there are karst features like cracks or sinkholes, flooding means more risk that agricultural chemicals or manure will get into the groundwater below.
Water pollution is a growing problem, and nonorganic farming activities - both on land and in water - are significant contributors. In addition to farming chemicals such as nitrates, which pose a serious threat to water quality, there's the issue of drug-resistant bacteria. As reported by the Center for Public Integrity,1 water testing in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, has revealed coliform bacteria "at levels too dangerous to drink."

Drug-resistant bacteria are a direct result of antibiotic overuse, especially in livestock, and recent investigations reveal antibiotic-resistant genes are being spread across the globe via animal feed - especially feed made from fish meal. Turns out aquaculture, which has been touted as a sustainable alternative to overfishing, is just as environmentally devastating as land-based farms.

The answer to these serious and interconnected dilemmas is to transition over to regenerative and biodynamic farming, both of which go above and beyond organic methods.

We also need to come up with more sustainable solutions for fish, as fish farms are turning out to be no less of an environmental nightmare than land-based factory farms. The recent escape of hundreds of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into the Pacific is just the latest testament to the environmental harm aquafarms do.

Comment: CAFO's: The facts about factory farms


Forgotten knowledge: Ancient cultures were fully aware of ten different senses of the human body and used them accordingly

Our ancestors were fully aware of the different senses of the human body and used them accordingly. Modern society appears to have forgotten it, as we hold on to the belief we only have five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
Our ancestors were fully aware of the different senses of the human body and used them accordingly. Modern society appears to have forgotten it, as we hold on to the belief we only have five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.

Far from what is popularly believed, the human senses are more than just five. In addition to sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing, our body has many other senses that have been cast in the shadows as mainstream society evolves.

In this article, we bring you ten extra senses that you probably did not know about.

These ten senses were widely used and recognized by ancient cultures around the globe, but have become depopularized throughout the years as modern society becomes 'colder,' and hence senseless due to numerous different reasons. We have forgotten the immense capabilities of our body, and have become less connected to our surroundings, mostly because many of us have become distant from our environment, distant from our senses.


The relationship between the modern western diet & Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's may ultimately be the result of metabolic disturbances similar to those seen in type 2 diabetes.

The following excerpt is adapted from Amy Berger's new book The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline (2017, Chelsea Green Publishing).

Alzheimer's disease is frightening. It instills fear because other than generally striking older individuals, there seems to be little rhyme or reason to it. Families face economic strain due to the expenses of assisted living, long-term care, or abandoning careers to provide fulltime caregiving for affected loved ones, but these financial burdens pale in comparison to the emotional, psychological, and physical tolls Alzheimer's exacts from afflicted individuals and their caregivers. There are currently no effective treatment strategies for this most dreaded condition. Every pharmaceutical drug developed to date for it has failed to have an appreciable impact on disease progression. It's time to stop waiting for a silver bullet discovery or "magic pill" in the fight against this formidable disease. It's time for a new approach.

Comment: Sugar harms your brain health and drives the Alzheimer's epidemic


Depression is a physical illness? More doctors and scientists agree on the link between inflammation & depression

For those looking for a way out of depression, recent research offers a totally different approach than is what is being offered by most doctors and psychiatrists. It centers around the findings in a host of new research which suggests that many cases of depression may be physical in nature, rather than rooted in a chemical imbalance or psychological disturbance.

Some 13 million Americans suffer from some form of depression, and some 350 million people worldwide are thought to have it. Typically, medical treatment centers around the restoration of certain chemicals in the brain which are believed to be required for happiness, even though it has already been acknowledged that this link has not been clearly identified.

Comment: Depression: Physical or mental?


Despite toxicity Chlorpyrifos is still in use

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) March decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide Chlorpyrifos (despite conclusive findings within its own department that it poses serious risks to children, adults, and the environment) was a blow to environmental groups and the general public, though not really all that surprising, given the current administration's penchant for slashing important Obama-era regulations. In his announcement regarding the decision, Scott Pruitt, the current EPA director, cited the need to use "sound science" when making determinations on whether to ban chemicals such as Chlorpyrifos, as if the numerous studies done by both the EPA and independent research institutions that prove the toxicity of the insecticide are somehow untrustworthy.

Comment: Multiple independent studies have documented that exposure to chlorpyrifos impairs children's IQs, and EPA scientists' assessments of those studies concluded that levels of the pesticide found on food and in drinking water are unsafe. Read more about the 'small but measurable effects' of chlorpyrifos pesticides:


Is 50 the new 60? UK's public health service warns one in 10 men has a heart a decade older than their actual age

Public Health England is urging people to take the test and change their lifestyle accordingly
Fifty is the new sixty for ten per cent of middle aged men whose poor lifestyle has left them with a heart that is a decade older than their actual age, Public Health England has warned.

In 2015 the NHS launched its Heart Age Test to help people discover if they were at risk of heart attack and stroke.

New analysis of the results from 1.2 million middle aged men who took the test showed that one in 10 50-year-olds has the heart of a 60-year-old man, suggesting they could die a decade earlier than they should.

The problem is worse for men than women. Of those found to have hearts which were 10 years older than their actual age, only 36 per cent were women. The majority, 64 per cent, were men.

Every month, 7,400 people die from heart disease or stroke. A quarter of deaths are of people under 75 but most of those could be prevented by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and living a healthier lifestyle.

Comment: Decades of bad advice from the medical establishment which has touted low-fat, high carb diets and replacement of healthy saturated fats with dangerous vegetable oils is the primary reason for the current rates of heart disease:


Leading world health expert claims UK has worst life expectancy rate in Europe

© Luke MacGregor / Reuters
The UK is poised to become the EU's "sick men and people" as its life expectancy has stalled, a leading world health expert has claimed.

Women in the UK are expected to live until the age of 83, making them the group in the EU with the slowest growth in life expectancy, lagging behind countries such as Spain and France by three years.

British men languished just above the EU average of 79, though seven EU countries expected men to live until the age of 80.

Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London (UCL), called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to open an inquiry into why life expectancy rates in Britain are not at the same level of other countries across Europe, saying" austerity is an obvious candidate."


New study shows that 'magic mushrooms' or psilocybin greatly relieves anxiety and depression in cancer patients

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Researchers assist a patient in dosing with psilocybin.
Just one dose of psilocybin helped 80% of participants.

Up to 40% of cancer patients suffer from chronic mood disorders caused by their condition. Two important recent studies showed that the mushroom strain psilocybin helped relieve depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer.

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