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What's really at stake? Center for Disease Control gives itself unconstitutional powers to round up and detain citizens en masse

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This is Edition No. 2 of "What's at stake with the proposed CDC Rulemaking" in which I want to prompt readers that the comment period for the totally outrageous 'rules' the CDC has published in the Federal Register for U.S. citizens and immigrants regarding health and its care; forced healthcare; forced vaccinations; and quarantines, etc. expires Friday, October 14, 2016.

Have you filed your comment?

To understand what's at stake, I discuss along with Dr Rima Laibow, MD, Medical Director of the Natural Solutions Foundation, Ralph Fucetola, JD, Legal Counsel for the NSF, and Larry Becraft, Esq., attorney extraordinaire in such matters, the power-grab the CDC is going after—a "dragnet", in essence, rulemaking—in this 34-minute video that you, hopefully, will listen to in order to understand why you need to file your comment.

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Dr. Christiane Northrup - food is really 'information for your body'

Christiane Northrup, M.D.
I once had a fear of fat while growing up. I subscribed to the antiquated "all calories are the same" myth, a mentality that demonizes fat. After all, eating fat makes you fat, right? End of story.

From a caloric perspective, that makes sense. Dietary fat contains nine calories per gram, versus the four calories per gram for carbs and protein. If you eat less fat, you will eat fewer calories, and you will lose weight - easy and done, right?

Unfortunately, that theory doesn't work for many reasons. The theory that all calories have the same impact on your weight and metabolism remains one of the most persistent nutrition myths that keep us fat and sick.

Earlier this year, I brought together some of my favorite doctors, scientists, researchers and health experts to discuss the idea that food is information and that the information in fat is actually beneficial for our health, despite what we've been told for decades. My goals for the original Fat Summit were to clear up the confusion around this misunderstood nutrient and prove that it has a place in our diets.

I was really lucky to have Dr. Christiane Northrup join the Fat Summit and share her expertise on women's health, hormonal health, cholesterol and the idea that food is information and that food is medicine. It was such a great interview that I wanted to share it with you, and use this opportunity to announce that the conversation about fat is just beginning!

Comment: The human organism has evolved to run on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.


Stress and obesity biologically linked

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Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we assume that these two phenomena overlap, the link has not been proven scientifically.

Now, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, headed by Prof. Hermona Soreq from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, revealed the molecular elements that bridge anxiety and metabolism -- a type of microRNA that influences shared biological mechanisms.
"We already know that there is a connection between body and mind, between the physical and the emotional, and studies show that psychological trauma affects the activity of many genes. Our previous research found a link between microRNA and stressful situations -- stress and anxiety generate an inflammatory response and dramatically increase the expression levels of microRNA regulators of inflammation in both the brain and the gut, for example the situation of patients with Crohn's disease may get worse under psychological stress, "

Comment: Rather than turn to the development of drugs that target specific processes in the body - processes which are usually some sort of evolutionarily developed defence mechanism, either to the individual or the planet itself - it would be far better to take action to reduce one's stress levels and improve one's diet.

At SOTT, we recommend a low-carb, non-processed diet; preferably gluten free. These diets are often known as the paleo diet and the ketogenic diet. You can read more about those by clicking the links.

With regard to reducing stress, the Eiriu Eolas breathing and meditation programme is based on sound and uncomplicated science and reduces levels of stress and anxiety over both the short- and long-term, as well as improving physical health and acting as a catalyst for the processing of past trauma. The programme can be found at eiriu-eolas.org and is free to those who may not be able to afford to buy it.

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Parkinson's disease protection may begin in the gut

Your gut may play a pivotal role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. And the reason may be its knack for sleuthing

© Veena Prahlad, University of Iowa
Your gut may play a pivotal role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. And the reason may be its knack for sleuthing.

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the gut may be key to preventing Parkinson's disease. Cells located in the intestine spark an immune response that protects nerve cells, or neurons, against damage connected with Parkinson's disease. Acting like detectives, the immune intestinal cells identify damaged machinery within neurons and discard the defective parts. That action ultimately preserves neurons whose impairment or death is known to cause Parkinson's.

"We think somehow the gut is protecting neurons," says Veena Prahlad, assistant professor in biology at the UI and corresponding author on the paper published Aug. 30 in the journal Cell Reports.

Comment: Related articles:


Use of birth control pills linked to depression, says new study

Taking hormonal birth control might be associated with an increased risk for depression compared with those who don't use contraception, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry last week.

The finding is something that users have long suspected, as about 30% of women who ever used the pill in the United States eventually quit because of dissatisfaction with side effects, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PDF).

We have known for decades that women's sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have an influence on many women's mood. Therefore, it is not very surprising that also external artificial hormones acting in the same way and on the same centers as the natural hormones might also influence women's mood or even be responsible for depression development," said Dr. Øjvind Lidegaard, a professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and lead supervisor of the study.

Lidegaard and his colleagues tracked the health of more than 1 million Danish women between the ages of 15 and 34 over 14 years, using data from the National Prescription Register and the Psychiatric Central Research Register in Denmark.

Comment: Big Pharma birth control has more risks than just depression:


Natural health: The silver bullet to medical vampires

It turns out that unvaccinated children aren't little time bombs walking around ready to blow and spread devastating disease in their wake.

That's a myth. It's told by the medical cartel, for their own obvious reasons.

And it turns out that children raised in a healthy way are strong, and have strong immune systems.

This was once viscerally known and understood and accepted as a truism.

Those who insist on 50 or 60 shots of germs and toxic chemicals for every child, like it or not, are participating in an ongoing criminal enterprise.

Their vision is unnatural and perverse.

It turns out that stimulating the production of antibodies—which is the purpose of vaccines—is not the be-all and end-all of existence. It isn't the road to health. It isn't an automatic lease on life.


Eden Alternative: One doctor builds a better nursing home and the patients thrive

"If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man."

Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Thinking about aging conjures unpleasant imagery of becoming weak and frail, losing our autonomy, and being placed in a nursing home to live out the remainder of our days alone.

Self-described "Nursing Home Abolitionist" Dr. Bill Thomas has been working on changing that, and his ideas and philosophy are reforming the traditional long-term care model.

Dr. Thomas is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare and is the founder of The Eden Alternative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for elders and their care partners.

After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1986, Dr. Thomas worked in emergency care until a late night call and an encounter with an elder patient inspired him to change course.


Flint: Fear of washing hands with contaminated water leads to shigellosis outbreak

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Two years after Flint, Michigan, residents were exposed to unsafe levels of lead contamination in drinking water and an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, local officials report an outbreak of a highly-contagious gastrointestinal illness, shigellosis.

Genessee County, home of Flint, is leading the state in reported cases of shigellosis, with 84 through September, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. At least 53 of those cases have occurred within Flint city limits, Jim Henry, Genesee County's environmental health supervisor, told CNN. At least 27 of the Flint cases resulted in hospitalization.

Meanwhile, neighboring Saginaw County has the second-highest cases of shigellosis in the state, with 47, according to state health records.


CDC: Mysterious paralysis-causing syndrome appears to be on the rise

© Mike Segar / Reuters
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a dangerous health condition, acute flaccid myelitis, which appears to be on the rise with 50 new cases. The illness can cause temporary or permanent paralysis in severe cases.

"We continue to receive reports of sporadic cases of Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). From January 1 to August 31, 2016, a total of 50 people in 24 states across the country were confirmed to have AFM," said the CDC on Monday. "AFM is a rare illness that anyone can get. It affects a person's nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. AFM can result from a variety of causes, including viral infections."

AFM causes damage that can result in temporary or permanent paralysis in severe cases. The CDC said the syndrome has a variety of causes, including enterovirus D68.

Comment: More information about the mysterious paralysis-causing syndrome:
Vaccines are causing an unprecedented number of mutations creating superbugs and potent viruses and bacteria that may eventually threaten future generations and humanity itself. Evidence continues to mount from the scientific community who now admit that certain vaccines are in-fact causing both viral and bacterial mutations.


Surprise! Monsanto-funded study says RoundUp weed killer doesn't cause cancer

There's yet another review of the health risks glyphosate presents to humans.

If you've been worried ever since the world's leading body of cancer experts designated the most heavily used herbicide in the history of modern agriculture a probable human carcinogen, take heart: Four "independent expert panels" have reviewed the science and determined it's unlikely the chemical, a cash cow for agrochemical giant Monsanto, poses a carcinogenic risk to humans at all. Of course, whether that's comforting depends on how you define "independent."

That "independent" appears prominently in the title of the study, which was published this week in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, should probably be a tip-off. If you have to say you're "independent"—i.e., you haven't been swayed by the very company whose flagship product you're evaluating—there's a good chance you technically aren't.

In this case, readers have to scroll aaaallll the way down to the "Declaration of Interest" to find out that, sure enough, the study was bought and paid for by Monsanto. The declaration goes on to state: "Neither any Monsanto company employees nor any attorneys reviewed any of the Expert Panel's manuscripts prior to submission to the journal."

Comment: Surprise! Monsanto CEO lying through his teeth: "Roundup is not a carcinogen"