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I'm an Herbalist, and This Is My Secret Herb for Pain-Free Aging

This under-the-radar herb helps keep bones and joints flexible
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© Public DomainVintage illustrations of Solomon's seal: its stems and flowers, berries, and rhizome
As we age — and I'm talking from experience — we have to take special care of ourselves. We often need to change our diet. Exercise is oh so important. We also need to avoid accidents. As one of my friends said when he turned 60, "No more using chainsaws and no more climbing in trees, and especially, no more climbing in trees with chainsaws."

Even small injuries can be devastating because we don't recover as quickly, but also because — and I have seen this too many times — loss of mobility leads to inability to exercise, and that can rapidly age a person. We also don't want to be in pain. Worst of all, we don't want to rely on the chronic use of painkillers.

As we age, we tend to "dry up, burn up, or melt," as a friend said. Our connective tissues — bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, skin, and hair — are especially prone to drying up, so we have to keep them moistened and nourished (since food is broken down and travels as fluid through the body).


Systematic Review Reveals Many COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Experienced New-Onset Psychosis

© David Ryder/Getty ImagesA 1-year-old child receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in Seattle, Wash., on June 21, 2022.
Only half of the patients analyzed in the review fully recovered, with the remaining half suffering from 'residual symptoms.'

Individuals who took COVID-19 vaccines were found to have later suffered from psychosis, with Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots linked to most of the cases.

The peer-reviewed systemic review, published in the Frontiers in Psychiatry journal on April 12, examined cases of new-onset psychosis among people who took the vaccines. Psychosis refers to symptoms that occur when an individual has difficulty differentiating between reality and fantasy, with hallucinations and delusions being two key types. The review looked at 21 articles describing 24 cases of psychosis symptoms following vaccination. The researchers concluded that "data suggest a potential link between young age, mRNA, and viral vector vaccines with new-onset psychosis within 7 days post-vaccination."

Comment: See also: RNA Vaccines, Obedience and Eugenics by the late SOTT editor, Pierre Lescaudron
There one finds possible explanations for the above observations. Without quoting the whole article, but still including enough to give an idea:
Similarities Between Syncytin Genes and RNA Vaccines

Coincidentally or not, the genetic sequence found in Covid RNA vaccines is quite similar to the genetic sequence coding for syncytin:
Now you've got PEG, PEGylated and polyethylene glycol, and a lipid nanoparticle that will allow it to enter every cell of the body and change the regulation of our own genes with this synthetic RNA, part of which actually is the message for the gene syncytin.15
This point is confirmed by a comparison between the genetic sequences of HERV-W (the endoretrovirus coding for syncytin) and the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 that codes for the spike protein since the RNA contained in the Pfizer "vaccine" is a very close replica of this sequence:
[...] alignment of the endogenous elements Syn1 [syncytin-1] found on human chromosome 7, or Syn2 [syncytin-2] found on chromosome 6, or HERV-K expressed from chromosome 6, all show a number of sequence motifs with significant similarity to nCoV2019 spike protein.16
In fact, the stereochemistry19 of some regions of the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 (and the RNA "vaccine") and syncytin-2 protein (coded by the viral sequence of HERV-K) are nearly identical, as shown in the illustration below:
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The Role of Syncytin in The Brain

It has been observed in animal studies that SARS-CoV-2 crosses the blood-brain barrier24, and therefore it's probable that the homologous protein coded by the "vaccine" does too.

Maybe that's the reason for the high prevalence of neurological conditions in vaccinated people. As of August 2021, in the UK alone, there were more than 220,000 reported adverse effects affecting the nervous system (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Bell's palsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis, etc). Keep in mind that only 1 to 10% of adverse effects are reported. These adverse effects represented 70% of all the reported symptoms:
Interestingly, the syncytin protein (coded by ERVW-1), plays an important role in brain activity:
"mRNA and protein expression of the ERVW-1 locus in neural tissue is implicated in neurodegeneration"25
Not only are ERVW-1 and its protein syncytin correlated with neurodegeneration, it is also suspected that defects in ERVW-1 lead specifically to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia:
"Preliminary evidence implicates aberrant expression of ERVW-1 in neuron and glial cells and HERV-W LTR mediated aberrant cellular protein expression in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia"26
If that's the case, we have every reason to be concerned about the unknown long-term effects of the RNA "vaccines". There are already alarming numbers of serious short-term adverse effects in vaccinated people. What will be the long-term adverse reactions, particularly neurological, for these people and their progeny?

Since schizophrenia is a known effect of defective syncytin protein27, and since the RNA vaccine codes for an altered syncytin, it is not surprising to learn about the first documented case of RNA vaccine-induced schizophrenia.28 It was reported in a 31-year-old male with no prior medical or psychiatric history, who suffered from "hallucinations", "talking to dead people", "hearing the constant voice of a co-worker". These symptoms appeared after receiving the first dose of an RNA COVID-19 vaccine and worsened three weeks later after receiving the second dose.29

This case is corroborated by numerous VAERS reports filled out by US doctors and vaccine manufacturers mentioning schizophrenia or the symptoms most commonly associated with this condition:
- Schizophrenia: 13 cases31
- Auditory hallucinations: 91 cases32
- Hallucinations: 792 cases33
- Psychotic disorder: 100 cases34
Schizophrenia or Possession?

For centuries, if not millennia, and right up until the 19th century, schizophrenia was considered a result of 'demon possession' or 'evil spirits'.35 The only remedy was exorcism. With the advent of modern psychiatry, schizophrenia has been attributed to more material causes such as genetics, biology and experience.

However, during the past few decades, a growing body of scientific literature36,37,38 has been re-exploring the explanation that prevailed for centuries, and serious consideration is being given to the idea that schizophrenia, at least in some cases, is just another word for actual demonic possession:


More vaccine doses lead to more Covid infections, major study finds

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Having more vaccine doses leads to more Covid infections, a major study has found.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, monitored over 47,500 employees for Covid infections during the first four months of 2024, when the JN.1 virus lineage was dominant. They found that being vaccinated increased infection risk by 46% with two doses, 95% with three doses and 151% with more than three doses, when compared to having zero or one dose

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Can dogs and cats be vegan?

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Sure they can - if they are forced to, but the more important question is - Should they?!

In the current state of affairs in our society there is ever increasing trend to blatantly ignore basic facts of nature in order to fit different forms of misguided agendas. This trend is often justified by so called scientific research. However a deeper look into scientific methods employed to justify these agendas inevitably reveals some fundamental flaws.

Basic Facts

Dr. Connor Brady succinctly puts it:
Most canine nutritionists agree the dog is, to a very large extent, a meat, organ and bone eater. An adaptabe, opportunistic, scavenging predator. A whole-animal eater. A carcass-finding machine. A long-distance-hunting machine. Our article on why dogs need meat goes through all the evidence that supports this stance:

From tooth to tail, the dog has the anatomy of a meat eater, with jagged teeth, short, fast, acidic guts, bacterial flora ill-equipped to break down plant fibre breakdown

Studies of their closest relatives (Dingo's, which were domestic dogs only 3,000 years ago) reveals a diet comprising of 97% animal matter

Stuides show dogs will eat literally anything with a face, from small mammals to birds to frogs to insects to carcass and faeces, though they are no longer able to bring down large quarry

There is confusion in the diet studies as village dogs are fed plant material as pups and these dogs will go on to select plant material when older, however feral dogs do not. We have know for years that dogs can be targetted on to various proteins from a young age, it says nothing of it's suitabilty to long term health.


AstraZeneca just pulled their Covid jab....why?

AstraZeneca Jabs Withdrawn
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British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is halting production and supply of their Covid19 "vaccine". The news was announced yesterday, following the European Medicines Agency declaration that the shot would no longer be cleared for use.

The official story right now is that it has been superseded by "updated" vaccines.

In its statement, AZ said:
"As multiple, variant Covid-19 vaccines have since been developed there is a surplus of available updated vaccines [...] According to independent estimates, over 6.5 million lives were saved in the first year of use alone and over 3bn doses were supplied globally."
The "lives saved" estimate is an interesting one, repeated all over the place despite making almost no sense (but that's a fact-check for another time).

More interesting is that neither AZ's official statement nor the write up in the Guardian mentions the ongoing civil action seeking damages in excess of £100 million for those who suffered the "rare side effects" of the vaccine.

In fact, just last week the Telegraph reported that, in court documents, AstraZeneca admitted their vaccine caused thrombotic thrombocytopenia in some people (allegedly 2-3 out of 100,000).

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New study from Czech Republic confirms covid vaccines have around zero efficacy against death

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In 2021, we were flooded with visuals showing us how effective the mRNA vaccines were against death from Covid. We saw, for example, that the Covid mortality graph of those who completed the two-dose protocol was substantially lower than that of the unvaccinated. To strengthen the point, we were shown a consistent pattern across age groups or after age adjustment.

Much of this was an illusion. Back then, they did not display comparable graphs for non-Covid deaths. If they did, we would have seen that the vaccinated also fared better on non-Covid mortality. Of course, no one expects these vaccines to prevent death from cancer, heart disease, stroke and so on.

The pseudo-effectiveness of Covid vaccines against death from unrelated causes is not a new observation. The same kind of pseudo-effectiveness was discovered long ago for the flu vaccines. It is called the 'healthy vaccinee effect'. For various reasons unrelated to the vaccines, people who are vaccinated have better background health on average than people who are not, and therefore they are less likely to die from 'anything', including flu and Covid. Vaccinated or not, they would have had lower Covid mortality than their unvaccinated counterparts.

When we try to estimate the effect of Covid (or flu) vaccines, the healthy vaccinee effect becomes the healthy vaccinee bias, a source of distortion that must be removed. (Conversely, we may call it the 'unhealthy unvaccinated' bias.) Research on this topic has been sparse, however. Neither the pharmaceutical industry nor public health officials have had an interest in discovering that common vaccines were not as effective as they claimed them to be, or perhaps not effective at all.

Comment: See also: As an epidemiologist, I could see straight away that Covid was being over-hyped


French survey finds majority of population are 'vaccine hesitant'

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Results from a large online survey of adults in France find that, despite the large uptake in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in France (93%), uncertainty about them still exists within a majority of the French population. This hesitancy isn't simply restricted to a few 'anti-vaxxers' but concerns about long-term safety of mRNA vaccines exist amongst the general population and are a big factor in vaccine hesitancy. In their conclusion, based on the survey, the authors suggest that "public health experts and decision-makers should abandon their tendency to label all forms of doubts about scientific consensus and beliefs that run counter to it as a rejection of science itself".

The COVID-19 pandemic enabled mRNA vaccines to be used on a large proportion of the population (in France the uptake rate was 93% with similarly high uptake rates in many other countries), showcasing their potential to combat infectious diseases, including cancer. However, the survey found that only a small majority of the participants (51%) supported the idea that "Messenger RNA is a promising technology for tomorrow's medicine", despite the high uptake in the country.


Best of the Web: Child dies during Pfizer trial for muscular dystrophy gene therapy, boy's 'sudden' cardiac arrest noted as a 'serious adverse event'

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A young patient died due to cardiac arrest after receiving Pfizer's (PFE.N), experimental gene therapy being tested in a mid-stage trial for a muscle-wasting disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy(DMD), the drugmaker told Reuters on Tuesday.

"A fatal serious adverse event was reported as cardiac arrest for a participant in the Phase 2 DAYLIGHT study," a company spokesperson told Reuters in an emailed response.

Comment: It's notable that 'sudden' cardiac events are one of the serious side effects reported from the Covid mRNA injections. But, obviously, there were a myriad of other side effects reported, too, ranging from temporary to fatal.

The trial is testing boys 2 to three years of age with DMD, a genetic muscle wasting disorder in which most patients lack the protein dystrophin which keeps muscles intact. The disorder affects an estimated one-in-3,500 male births worldwide.

Comment: As we've seen with the covid mRNA injections, the side effects of these highly experimental 'gene therapies' are numerous and varied, and the time frame of these side effects ranges from immediate, to those that are the culmination of years of damage.


AstraZeneca withdraws Covid vaccine worldwide

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The company found itself in hot water following allegations that the jab can cause blood clots in rare cases

AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company has announced the withdrawal of its Covid-19 vaccine from global markets, claiming the drug has been sidelined by alternatives.

The development comes after the drug manufacturer recently admitted that the vaccine can cause potentially fatal blood clots in rare cases.

In a statement on Wednesday, cited by multiple media outlets, a spokesperson for AstraZeneca said multiple variants of the vaccine had been developed since the start of the pandemic, leading to a decline in demand for Vaxzevria, which is no longer being manufactured or developed. A spokesman also cited independent estimates claiming that "over 6.5 million lives were saved in the first year of use alone and over 3 billion doses were supplied globally."

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Scientists tried to reinfect people with Covid - and failed

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Scientists tried to reinfect people with Covid but found it impossible, even when they ramped up the dose 10,000-fold, according to the latest results from the Covid challenge trials.

When Paul Zimmer-Harwood volunteered to be intentionally infected with SARS-CoV-2, he wasn't sure what to expect. He was ready for a repeat of his first brush with COVID-19, through a naturally acquired infection that gave him influenza-like symptoms. But he hoped his immunity would help him feel well enough to use the indoor bicycle trainer that he had brought into quarantine.

It turned out that Zimmer-Harwood, a PhD student at University of Oxford, UK, had nothing to worry about. Neither he nor any of the 35 other people who participated in the 'challenge' trial actually got COVID-19.

The study's results, published on May 1st in Lancet Microbe, raise questions about the usefulness of COVID-19 challenge trials for testing vaccines, drugs and other therapeutics. "If you can't get people infected, then you can't test those things," says Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London. Viral strains used in challenge trials take many months to produce, making it impossible to match emerging circulating variants that can overcome high levels of existing immunity in populations.