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Unhealthy relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child

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Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

This is the conclusion in Roger Ekeberg Henriksen's PhD thesis, recently defended at the University of Bergen.
"My study does not prove that the first thing leads to the second. But those who report that they are dissatisfied in their relationship more often report illnesses during pregnancy. Their children are also reported ill more often during their first year."

"If you compare the group of pregnant women with the lowest satisfaction to the group with highest satisfaction in their relationship, the first group's risk of becoming ill is more than twice that of the second group."

Comment: For an in-depth look at the connection between chronic stress and physical health, we highly recommend the work of Dr. Gabor Maté, author of When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection. He has also authored and co-authored a number of other books and there are many YouTube videos of him speaking at length on a range of related topics, from ADD to addiction.


The dirty little secret of Obamacare and predictions that have come true

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Press reports indicate Obamacare is in a death spiral, because its structure is unworkable. Premiums are escalating beyond reason, insurers are opting out, and efforts to prop it up are at best a temporary fix.

But when has one of its failed programs ever stopped the federal government from pushing ahead? Increase the debt, fund the whole mess, task PR people to tell one lie after another.

There are hundreds (or more) satellite bureaucracies that have been birthed to support Obamacare, expand its reach, and develop strategies for bringing the whole nation under the umbrella of a national health care system. These "planners" are busy generating schemes for mandatory vaccination, increased psychiatric screening for children, lifetime tracking of patients, etc. The planners revel in devising systems (any systems) that corral huge numbers of people within one-size-fits-all solutions. If you told them there was a new federal program to identify all Americans who use the term 'individual freedom' and send their vital statistics to the FBI and the Pentagon, they would jump in with both feet, without a second thought.


New study links amylase-trypsin inhibitor, a protein in wheat, to inflammation of other immune-related chronic conditions

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Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.

With past studies commonly focusing on gluten and its impact on digestive health, this new research, presented at UEG Week 2016, turns the spotlight onto a different family of proteins found in wheat called amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs). The study shows that the consumption of ATIs can lead to the development of inflammation in tissues beyond the gut, including the lymph nodes, kidneys, spleen and brain. Evidence suggests that ATIs can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as inflammatory bowel disease.


Why do joints crack & pop - is it bad?

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We've all had the experience of standing up and hearing a loud pop in our back or hip, or trying to tiptoe through the house only to have our foot make a cracking sound each time we take a step. So what's happening in our joints when this happens, and is it a bad sign?

What if we purposefully crack our knuckles? Will we get arthritis like our parents used to tell us?

The noise we hear when our joints pop is likely to be due to movement of the tendon over bone. Tendons attach muscles to bones and are a bit like elastic bands that stretch over joints. It is thought tendons can make a popping noise when they move quickly across a joint.

When a joint moves, the position of the tendon changes relative to the joint. Sometimes the tendon will shift its position slightly, causing it to make that popping sound as it snaps back to its normal place. This noise is quite normal whether it's loud or soft, or happens frequently or not.


The vaccine-compromised: What the government & media aren't covering

When will the Vaccine Compromised be acknowledged and protected?
We often hear about immunocompromised children as the primary reason new mandatory vaccination laws have become necessary. Certain legislators and media are pushing the idea that every single child needs to be fully vaccinated with 34 doses by Kindergarten to protect the very small group who can't vaccinate.

But do you know who we don't hear the government, media, or those same legislators talk about protecting? The Vaccine-Compromised. Not a single word is spoken about a fast-growing population of children injured by pharmaceutical side effects—adverse reactions that parents are supposed to be warned about when their doctor gives them informed consent, but no doctor ever does. Things like seizures, paralysis, and neurological disorders. These are the same reactions that doctors ignore, pretend can't happen, or write off as "coincidental," despite being listed very clearly in the pharmaceutical company's product warnings. Vaccine-compromised children are the victims whose parents followed the rules without questioning, and paid the price.


Want to reverse diabetes? Ditch the ADA guidelines and go low-carb

Obesity is a life-threatening disease not taken on by choice. Yet, thanks at least in part to our society's glorification of thinness, many have preconceived notions about those who are obese, believing they are to blame for their situation — that they are simply lazy, gluttonous, and lack the willpower to change.

But as Sarah Hallberg, the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, United States, notes, obesity is a hormonal disease, not a lifestyle choice. And one of those hormones is insulin.

The body processes insulin when glucose is released into the bloodstream following carbohydrate consumption. Usually, this insulin responsF

As for the general recommendations put forth by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), she explains that, "The general recommendations are to tell patients with type 2 to consume 40-65g of carbohydrate per meal, plus more at snacks. We are essentially recommending that they eat exactly what's causing their problem."

Comment: More on low carb diets for diabetes:
Can a low-carb, high-fat diet help fight diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes...cured?
Ketogenic diet rules! Study compares American Diabetes Association low-fat diet to high-fat ketogenic diet fordiabetes


Aluminum exposure during puberty disrupts hormonal development

On September 28, 2016 the Daily Mail Online reported that scientists in Reading had discovered a possible link between antiperspirants and breast cancer. To my knowledge, this is the first time that a report has mentioned that the use of these products containing aluminum in prepubescent and teenage children may not only be a risk for breast cancer, but also disrupts their hormonal development and is linked to other health problems.

According to the Daily Mail Online:
Philippa Darbre, senior cancer researcher at Reading University, says use of these products in prepubescent and teenage children should be 'a cause for concern.'

Aluminium and zirconium may disrupt hormones - and unnecessary exposure to these at an important time in a child's development could damage health in a way that we don't yet know about. (emphasis added)
So, are her concerns something new?

Comment: Considering all this research, using aluminum in vaccines is beyond negligence.


How the Gates Foundation financially benefits from the suffering of others

Though the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is popularly regarded as one of the world's most recognizable philanthropic organizations, their multi-million dollar investments in the companies creating the very products they push on vulnerable populations suggest that any noble goals of philanthropy have taken a back-seat to cold, hard cash. The Gates Foundation spends a majority of its charitable funds supporting vaccination programs and agricultural development in impoverished and vulnerable communities, largely in Asia and Africa. Despite the great PR the foundation enjoys, these programs have a dark side and, in many cases, have greatly damaged the communities they were intended to serve.

The Gates Foundation is one of the most powerful charity organizations pushing the ironically named "Green Revolution." This "revolution" refers not to a revolution of "green," organic agriculture but instead the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops to communities that had previously utilized organic methods. One of the Gates Foundation's "most successful" initiatives in this area was the introduction of GM cotton to India. Despite the promise that GM cotton would increase yields, it turned out not to be the case as organic, non-GM yields are significantly larger. However, Indian farmers who adopted the GM crops became trapped by debt as their disappointing yields left them unable to pay for the expensive seeds and chemicals needed to cultivate GM plants. This inhumane debt slavery has led to one of the largest suicide epidemics in the history of the world, with 300,000 farmers having committed suicide over the last 20 years. Despite this travesty, Monsanto and other companies, such as Cargill and Dow Chemical, benefited handsomely from India's "green revolution," raising the value of their stocks. The Gates Foundation itself has financially benefited as well due to its multi-million dollar investments in all three companies.

Comment: Suicides, paralysis, sterilization...don't worry. Bill Gates is doing God's work.


Oregon ER quarantined after strange case of contagious hallucinations

Around 3 AM on Wednesday October 12th officers in North Bend, Oregon were dispatched to help a local woman who was complaining of strangers vandalizing her car. The policemen arrived on the scene, and, much to their confusion, found no evidence or signs of vandalism whatsoever. So they left, puzzled.

At 5:30 AM they got another call from the same residence, and returned to East Bay Road to investigate again. But this time they met the woman, a 57-year old caretaker, and discovered that she was suffering from hallucinations. They immediately took her to the Bay Area Hospital.

But after only a short time she was declared healthy and OKAY, her system tested clean and she was discharged from the hospital. No harm no foul, right?


Sunlight for optimal health

How is it that sunlight, once regarded as a divine power in some cultures, has come to be classified as a Class 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO)? This is a question posed by photobiologist Dr. Alexander Wunsch, CEO of Medical Light Consulting in Heidelberg, Germany.

It's a fundamental one because it shows the dichotomy between sunlight in ancient and modern cultures. Once revered as a healing power, today sunlight is blamed for disease and humans are urged to largely shun this natural element.

In the video below, Wunsch explores sunlight from a historical perspective, including how both public and medical opinions of sunlight have changed dramatically over time. He says:
"Nowadays, sunlight is not fashionable anymore. Some experts even try to ban the tan, others work on restrictions, the U.S. Surgeon General issues a call to action on UV and tanning. How can we deal with these dark clouds in a formerly sunny sky?
Knowing more details about the past can help us to adjust and normalize the extreme positions of the 'no sun policy' advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the anti-cancer associations and many dermatologists."

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