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Mercola interviews Shawn Baker about the Carnivore Diet - dangerous health fad or rescuer?

Carnivore Diet
In this interview, Dr. Shawn Baker discusses the carnivore diet, why he's on it and why he thinks it can be a beneficial choice for others. He also has a regular podcast called "Revero," where he shares his expertise on this topic. Revero is the name of the company he cofounded, which specializes in getting people off pharmaceuticals using diet and other lifestyle changes.

Baker's background is actually that of an orthopedic surgeon. He's also a competitive athlete and played professional rugby in New Zealand for a number of years. As he entered his 40s, he started experimenting with nutrition, and around 2008 got hooked on the ketogenic diet.

Comment: For more on the Carnivore Diet:


Health

Mouth cancer causes grow as cases skyrocket in UK, HPV now a major concern

Charlotte Webster-Salter

Charlotte Webster-Salter was given the life-changing information that she had mouth most cancers when she was simply 26. The ex-cabin crew member, who’s now coaching to be a midwife, doesn’t match the everyday mouth most cancers affected person – being an lively younger girl who doesn’t smoke.
Cases of mouth cancer in the UK have increased by more than one-third in the last decade to hit a record high, according to a new report.

The number of cases has more than doubled within the last generation and previous common causes like smoking and drinking are being added to by other lifestyle factors.


Comment: Except the number of people who smoke is at a record low, so clearly smoking isn't to blame.


According to the Oral Health Foundation, 8,864 people in the UK were diagnosed with the disease last year - up 36 per cent on a decade ago, with 3,034 people losing their life to it within the year.

This is an increase in deaths of 40 per cent in the last 10 years, and a 20-per-cent rise in the last five.

Comment: See also: Immune system-evading hybrid virus observed in laboratory for first time, pathogen was a fusion of RSV & influenza


Ambulance

UK mainstream media blames excess cardiac deaths on NHS failure, ignores obvious link with vaccines

NHS ambulance
After a brief period when post-Covid after-effects were identified as the main culprit for the large rise in excess non-Covid deaths in 2022, that theory now seems to have fallen out of favour. Is that because it dawned on them that if the virus is to blame, then by the same logic vaccine after-effects become implicated as well?

Neither vaccine nor virus has made it into the latest explanations for the rise in heart and stroke deaths. The British Heart Foundation has released analysis laying the blame squarely on the reduced access to healthcare during the pandemic and the consequent backlogs and delays in the system. Here's BBC News:

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Syringe

Wot's in the Shots?

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Graphene oxide? Nanobots?

What is in the Pfizer vaccines? Recently, Dr David Nixon, a Brisbane GP, decided to find out, putting droplets of vaccine and the blood of vaccinated patients under a dark-field microscope.

That's a more radical decision than it might sound. According to Sasha Latypova, a scientist with 25 years of experience in clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, the contract between Pfizer and the US government prohibits independent researchers from studying the vaccines. They claim it would 'divert' these precious resources away from their intended use fulfilling an 'urgent' need.

Is that true in Australia? Who knows? All the Commonwealth Department of Health has said about its contract with Pfizer is that it is commercial-in-confidence.

Blue Planet

California lawmakers fight back against plans to release genetically modified mosquitoes

Mosquito
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As environmental advocates call on regulators to "lead with sound science" regarding the proposed release of thousands of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes on a weekly basis in central California, eight Democratic lawmakers on Thursday demanded that officials reject the proposal without an in-depth review of its potential impacts.

Biotech company Oxitec aims to make California the second state — after Florida — to have an experimental release of its GE mosquitoes and has applied for a permit to conduct research with its product at 48 test sites in Tulare County.

Comment: For more information. see the following:


Syringe

Moving at the speed of science: Pfizer, BioNTech launch phase 1 trial on combined COVID-19 and flu vaccine

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In this Sept. 9, 2022, file photo, a man gets an influenza vaccine from a pharmacist during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the Southwest Senior Center in Chicago.
Pfizer and BioNTech have launched a clinical trial on a vaccine targeting both COVID-19 and influenza, the companies announced Thursday.

The phase 1 trial is being done in the United States with 180 participants between the ages of 18 and 64, with the first participant dosed this week, the companies said. The follow-up period for each participant will be six months.

"By combining both indications in one vaccine approach, we aim to provide individuals with an efficient way to receive immunization against two severe respiratory diseases with evolving viruses that require vaccine adaptation," Dr. Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, said in a statement.

Comment: See also:


Heart - Black

Iron induces chronic heart failure in half of heart attack survivors

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Iron
A multi-institution study led by Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD, of Indiana University School of Medicine, has identified that iron drives the formation of fatty tissue in the heart and leads to chronic heart failure in about fifty percent of heart attack survivors. The discovery, recently published in Nature Communications, paves the way for treatments that have the potential to prevent heart failure in nearly half a million people a year in the United States, and many millions more worldwide.

"For the first time, we have identified a root cause of chronic heart failure following a heart attack," Dharmakumar said.

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Health

What about the vaccines? NHS disruption driving rise in heart deaths, charity says

man hospital nurse heart
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Extreme disruption to NHS services has been driving a sharp spike in heart disease deaths since the start of the pandemic, a charity has warned.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said ambulance delays, inaccessible care and waits for surgery are linked to 30,000 excess cardiac deaths in England.


Comment: No mention of the vaccine?


It has called for a new strategy to reduce "unacceptable" waiting times.

The government has said it is investing another £500m to ease pressure on ambulances and boost hospital capacity.

Comment: There's no doubt that underfunding and understaffing of the NHS coupled with backlogs from the lockdowns are contributing to this issue, but sadly the charity missed out on a glaringly obvious cause, the Covid vaccines. A recent study showed that "mRNA vaccines injure the heart of all vaccine recipients and cause [subclinical] myocarditis in up to 1 in 27". See also:




Megaphone

Scottish government finally changes mask advice, stops short of admitting that mask-wearing is harmful

elderly senior mask
Scotland was slow to remove mask mandates in the general population. The legal requirement to wear a mask in public spaces became 'guidance' on April 18th 2022 but continued as a strong recommendation in health and social care settings. This policy was again reviewed in June but mask-wearing continued to be strongly recommended, meaning that many residents in care homes possibly never saw an unmasked face for over two years. However, a concerted campaign has - finally - achieved a change in policy that should end routine mask wearing in social care settings.

Prompted by the disappointing review in June, and after two years of frustrating and fruitless communication with health and social care organisations in Scotland on the subject of harms caused by mask-wearing, I reluctantly sent an open letter to CEOs of Scottish health and social care organisations on July 19th, imploring them to urgently challenge the Scottish Government to end illogical and harmful mask-wearing policies.

Comment: Too little, too late. The fact that they've left out any reference to harms and ineffectiveness, as stated above, leaves the door open for them to enforce mask-wearing dictates in the future. So they've effectively relented for now, but just wait until this year's flu kicks in.

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Biohazard

Immune system-evading hybrid virus observed in laboratory for first time, pathogen was a fusion of RSV & influenza

laboratory microscope
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As well as helping the viruses evade the immune system, joining forces may also enable them to access more lung cells.
Two common respiratory viruses can fuse to form a hybrid virus capable of evading the human immune system, and infecting lung cells - the first time such viral cooperation has ever been observed.

Researchers believe the findings could help to explain why co-infections can lead to significantly worse disease for some patients, including hard-to-treat viral pneumonia.

Each year, about 5 million people around the world are hospitalised with influenza A, while respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections in children under five years old, and can cause severe illness in some children and older adults.

Comment: Note that in June 2022 it was reported that children were suffering from two to three multiple viral infections at once; including 'combinations of seven common viruses - adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza and parainfluenza, as well as the coronavirus.'