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Feces & flesh-eating bacteria: Study reveals shocking levels of contamination at America's beaches

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Americans may want to think twice before that next summer swim. Many of the country's idyllic beaches conceal a filthy secret below the sand and waves: dangerous levels of bacteria that put thousands of bathers at risk every year.

In a recently published study conducted by the Environment America Research and Policy Center, researchers found that the water at beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states contained concentrations of bacteria well in excess of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards - including the harmful organisms that inhabit human feces - which they said could sicken millions of beachgoers annually.

"It's hard to believe that 47 years after we passed the Clean Water Act that we are still concerned with poop in the water when people want to go swimming," John Rumpler, clean water program director for the center, told USA Today.

Health

Panic attacks and anxiety episodes may be linked to vitamin deficiencies

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With approximately 40 million adults across the United States experiencing anxiety each year, scientists and researchers have dedicated their careers to trying to better understand this condition. Despite this work, we are still somewhat unclear on what actually causes this condition to occur.

Characterized by feelings of nervousness and restlessness, increased heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, difficulty concentrating and uncontrolled worry, it has the ability to impact every area of one's life. There are many theories regarding the root cause of the condition, including genetics, brain chemistry, environmental factors or other medical factors and/or disease, however, nothing has been proven definitively. Instead, the scientific community continues to explore these leads further in the hope of an answer.

One small study out of Japan may provide an important insight into the connection between nutritional deficiencies and mental health, revealing that low levels of vitamin B6 and iron may actually trigger the chemical changes in the brain responsible for panic attacks, hyperventilation and other forms of anxiety.

Comment: Nutritional deficiencies could be fueling your anxiety


Info

From vaccines to statins: Dr. David Brownstein replies to fake news in JAMA Cardiology

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An article (jamacardiology_navar_2019_vp_190009) in the June, 2019 edition of JAMA Cardiology was titled, "Fear-Based Medical Misinformation and Disease Prevention: From Vaccines to Statins. In this article,[i] the author states "fake medical news" as the reason that patients are exhibiting hesitancy about utilizing statins and vaccines.

The author correctly points out that in 1963, before the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was licensed, there were 3-4 million people who contracted measles each year. The immunization campaign which utilizes the MMR vaccine has decreased the incidence of measles. The author blames vaccine refusers for fueling outbreaks of measles. Yes, the recent outbreak in measles has been primarily in the unvaccinated population. However, mandating that every child receive the MMR does not guarantee a measles-free population. China continues to have measles outbreaks even though Chinese children are the most vaccinated in the world--over 99% of Chinese children are fully vaccinated for measles.[ii] Furthermore, there has been a rash of mumps outbreaks across the US since 2006-all in fully vaccinated populations.[iii] In 2015-2016, 453 cases of mumps were recorded with 98% being fully vaccinated. In fact, from 2016-2017, there have been over 9,200 cases of mumps in the US, mostly from fully vaccinated people.

Comment: Cardiology experts: Statins MUST be avoided at all costs!


Brain

Motor neurone disease researchers find link to microbes in gut

Neuron Cell
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Scientists have found tantalising clues that the devastating condition motor neurone disease may be linked to changes in microbes that live in the gut.

Studies in mice revealed that animals bred to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of the disease that affected the cosmologist Stephen Hawking, improved and lived longer when they were given an organism called Akkermansia muciniphila.

Among other substances, the microbe secretes a molecule called nicotinamide which may slow the course of motor neurone disease by improving the function of muscle-controlling neurons in the brain.

Health

Kids with ADHD are being denied help by 'radical postmodernists'

Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD are far more likely to be excluded from school than those without ADHD
'Radical Postmodernists' reject the concept of there being facts or truth, they tell us science is about a "power discourse", each person's "lived experience" is more relevant than scientific knowledge. writes Dr John J Marshall.

Tom, aged 13, has barely made it to the end of the school term. He has been hyperactive all his life, impulsive, poorly organised, forgetful, easily distracted, and struggling to pay attention to his work in school.

He fidgets continuously, wanders out of the classroom and teachers have to follow him to make sure he is safe. His problems wear down his teachers and peers who increasingly reject him. He's seen as having "behaviour difficulties", but Tom has ADHD: a neurodevelopmental condition. School exclusion is a significant risk for Tom and in turn is associated with devastating lifelong impacts affecting learning, mental health, risk for imprisonment and shorter life expectancy. There is an exclusion-to-prison pipeline.

The Scottish Government gathers figures on school exclusion. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is over-represented in exclusions, but there is no data collected for ADHD. Children with ADHD are far more likely to be excluded from school than those without ADHD. But there is a more profound difficulty. Unknown to Tom's family, they are victims of an ideological struggle that questions the very existence of his underlying problems.

Comment: And yet, for all of the insight into the societal problems of treating children with ADHD, the author seems to be missing several crucial facts that could go a long way towards helping those afflicted:


Cheeseburger

Move over Beyond & Impossible, the "Smart" burger is 100% beef

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© Beef Checkoff


Want to boost your IQ and promote health and wellness? Eat beef made from cattle — it's as simple as that!


In recent weeks, the latest in plant-based and petri-dish protein headlines have dominated the news. And despite consumers not exactly going wild over choices like the Beyond and Impossible Burgers — because really, these are just processed junk parading themselves as alternatives to beef burgers — there appears to be a new contender in town. It's called the Awesome Burger, and it's made by Nestle.

According to Fast Company, "Three years ago, the plant-based but meat-like Beyond Burger hit shelves at a Whole Foods in Colorado. The next month, the Impossible Burger went on the menu at Momufuku Nishi in New York City. Now - as the Impossible Burger starts to roll out at Burger King nationwide, and Beyond recently had the best-performing IPO of the year - Nestlé, the largest food company in the world, is preparing for the U.S. launch of a similarly realistic plant-based burger of its own. Called the Awesome Burger, the new product was developed by Sweet Earth, a California-based brand that Nestlé acquired in 2017."

Comment: Anyone who has even the slightest clue about human nutrition knows that meat is good for you and that the plant-based meat substitutes are non-food chemical nightmares. If it weren't for the constant stream of lies and propaganda, no one would touch these things, opting for real, nutrient dense meat.

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Biohazard

Dr. Drew: Los Angeles facing an 'imminent outbreak' of bubonic plague

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Dr. Drew Pinsky said Friday that Los Angeles faces an imminent outbreak of bubonic plague because of the growth of the homeless population and the failure of state and local authorities to deal with rodent problems.

Dr. Drew made his comments during a Periscope broadcast by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, who has become a popular political pundit with a daily live audience of thousands of people.

Dr. Drew told Adams that he had predicted the recent typhus outbreak in Los Angeles, which was carried by rats, transferred by fleas to pets, and from pets to humans.

Bubonic plague, Dr. Drew said, like typhus, is endemic to the region, and can spread to humans from rodents in a similar fashion.

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Objective:Health - Stress is Not the Best so Give it a Rest!

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It seems everyone these days is experiencing some level of stress, with most of us having what we'd probably classify as too much stress. But despite the common goal of a stress-free existence, a certain level of periodic stress is actually necessary for the organism to function properly.

Anything can be a stress on the body, whether it's work, relationships, toxic exposure, injury or even poor eating habits or lack of sleep. But much of the negative effects of stress have more to do with how we experience and react to these stressors. Why is it that some people seem to thrive in highly stressful environments, while others seem to be crushed by relatively minor stressors?

How is it that stress gets under our skin? What affect does it have on our brains and bodies? How can we help to mitigate our stress?

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we talk about the biology of stress and what you can do about it. And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment as she explores the phenomenon of dogs knowing when their owners are coming home.


Links to check out:
Bruce McEwan - When is stress good for you?
Elliot Overton - If You've Got "Adrenal Fatigue", There's Likely Nothing Wrong with Your Adrenals

For other health-related news and more, you can find us on:
♥Twitter: https://twitter.com/objecthealth
♥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objecthealth/

♥And you can check out all of our previous shows (pre YouTube) here.

Running Time: 01:22:17

Download: MP3 — 74.9 MB


Health

It's the Insulin Resistance, Stupid: Part 2

Gerald Reaven

Gerald Reaven

Comment: For Part 1 of this series, see here.


Gerald Reaven sets out to discover what insulin resistance syndrome (IRS) is

In the previous column (1), I explained that Gerald Reaven began his research of insulin resistance syndrome (IRS) because he wanted to understand what Harry Himsworth meant when he proposed that the metabolic defect in the commoner form of diabetes is an insensitivity of the patient's tissues to the actions of insulin (2). In the process, Reaven discovered the work of Margaret Albrink and her colleagues (3), which showed that persons with coronary heart disease (CHD), including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), are rather more likely to have elevated blood triglyceride than blood cholesterol concentrations. This finding ran contrary to the idea then gaining global credence: that elevated blood cholesterol concentrations are the singular cause of CHD. At the same time, Peter Kuo in Philadelphia was showing that high-carbohydrate diets, especially those containing sucrose or fructose, caused an increase in blood triglyceride concentrations (hypertriglyceridemia), particularly in those who are carbohydrate-sensitive (4). Thus, Kuo coined the term "carbohydrate-sensitive hypertriglyceridemia" (CSHT).

This led Reaven to ask the question: Why do carbohydrate-sensitive persons with insulin-resistant T2DM have elevated blood triglyceride concentrations?

Comment: Again, for first part of this series, you can go here.

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Arrow Down

Europe faces 'looming syphilis epidemic' thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

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Syphilis stopped being "a disease of the past" after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem.

The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis program at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Andrew Amato-Gauci, told RT.

Various factors play into the outbreak, such as "people having sex without condoms, multiple sexual partners and a reduced fear of acquiring HIV from condomless sex," he said.

A new report by the ECDC shows that between 2010 and 2017, the number of confirmed cases of syphilis across the EU soared by 70 percent.