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Ultraprocessed food — The worst choice for planet and health

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According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its allied Great Reset minions, a traditional whole food diet is not only "unsustainable" but "environmentally destructive."

A recent "food analysis" in The Guardian1 took aim specifically at organic pasture-fed beef and lamb, lambasting such farming practices for their extravagant land use while underperforming in terms of yield:
"Arable crops, some of which are fed to farm animals, occupy 12% of the planet's land surface. But far more land (about 26%) is used for grazing: in other words, for pasture-fed meat and milk. Yet across this vast area, farm animals that are entirely pasture-fed produce just 1% of the world's protein."
Animal foods in general, and organically produced ones in particular, The Great Resetters claim, must be replaced with produce genetically engineered for high yield and pest resistance, and protein alternatives made from insects, plants and synthetic biology. Overall, life on earth cannot be sustained, they say, unless we transition to what amounts to an ultraprocessed and highly unnatural diet.

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Syringe

The statistical illusion of better pregnancy outcomes for vaccinated women

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How can a lower still birth rate in 'vaccinated' pregnant women mean that they are at higher risk of a still birth? It is all about what stage of their pregnancy they get vaccinated - there is 'survivor bias' in those vaccinated late in pregnancy.

The following analogy is based on one used by colleague Prof Retsef Levi. Suppose we want to find out whether runners in a 40 km (that's 26-mile) marathon are more likely to finish the race if they are given a special vitamin drink during the race. To do this we set up a drinking station at 20 km where runners can pick up the drink if they wish. Suppose 200 runners start the race and we observe the following:
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The first row represents the runners who do not take the drink and the second row represents the runners who do. So, there are 100 in each group; but, whereas 70 of those who take the drink complete the race (70%), only 48 of those who do not take the drink complete it (48%).

It seems clear that taking the drink increases the chances of completing the race. But this may not be the case.

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Vitamin D deficiency in melanoma patients associated with worse overall survival, new study finds

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Vitamin D levels affect overall survival for melanoma (skin cancer) patients, a new study presented at the 31st European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress has shown.

Dermatology researchers discovered that those who were deficient in vitamin D (lower than 10ng/mL) following their melanoma diagnosis were twice as likely (hazard ratio 2.3) to have lower overall survival than those with vitamin D levels equal/greater than 10ng/mL.

The retrospective study analyzed a cohort of 264 patients with invasive melanoma from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, to investigate whether vitamin D plays a protective role in melanoma survival.

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Pfizer to Make Record $54 Billion From COVID Shots and Treatment

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Pfizer predicted $32 billion in profits from its COVID-19 shots and another $22 billion from Paxlovid — a pill used to treat COVID-19 but can cause the virus to rebound — for a total of $54 billion.

While the world was plunged into a time of economic instability and panic during the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer made out like bandits and continue to reap the astonishing profits of their ineffective COVID-19 treatments.

Ironically, part of what makes the treatments so profitable is the fact that they don't do what they're supposed to, which is to prevent and effectively treat COVID-19.

Comment: The data which continues to be released on the lack of efficacy of these vaccines, along with the significant side-effect profile and fatality rate, begins to paint very disturbing picture:


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Landmark first peer-reviewed study on Pfizer and Moderna covid vaccines confirms 'excess risk' of adverse side effects

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A landmark peer-reviewed study appears to be the first of its kind to provide hard data on the "excess risk" of adverse side effects of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in an independent "randomized clinical trial."

The results of the accepted scientific study confirm that the concerns that many patients had about the mRNA vaccines were well-founded.

"In the Moderna trial, the excess risk of serious AESIs (15.1 per 10,000 participants) was higher than the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group (6.4 per 10,000 participants)," the study found.

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Does the virus exist? A critical need for resolution

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The airwaves of alt media are once again bristling with strings of activity over whether or not COVID-19 is a manipulated hoax that doesn't even involve an infectious microbial agent in the form of SARS-CoV-2.

This one's not going away either - at least until there's some reconciliation - such is the passion each side has for its arguments. What makes this latest polarisation unique is that it is the first that could do real harm to the truth and health freedom movement. A movement that's so far been more or less united in calling out manipulated science and defects in global policy on COVID-19, whether that's unjustified lockdowns or masks, misleading PCR or mortality data, or creeping totalitarianism.

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Blue Planet

New study finds walking in nature reduces brain activity associated with stress

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Living in a city is a well-known risk factor for developing a mental disorder, while living close to nature is largely beneficial for mental health and the brain. A central brain region involved in stress processing, the amygdala, has been shown to be less activated during stress in people who live in rural areas, compared to those who live in cities, hinting at the potential benefits of nature.

"But so far the hen-and-egg problem could not be disentangled, namely whether nature actually caused the effects in the brain or whether the particular individuals chose to live in rural or urban regions," says Sonja Sudimac, predoctoral fellow in the Lise Meitner Group for Environmental Neuroscience and lead author of the study.

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The new COVID vaccines have only been tested on mice

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As the U.S., U.K. and other countries around the world prepare for a fall vaccination campaign against both the flu and COVID, it's worth taking note of some basic facts. In "Untested Bivalent COVID Jab Being Rolled Out," I reviewed potential problems with Moderna's new bivalent COVID shot for adults, authorized by the U.K. in mid-August 2022.

August 23, 2022, Pfizer and Moderna submitted their respective authorization requests to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.1 Pfizer is releasing a bivalent injection targeting Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which are the two currently in circulation, while Moderna's shot targets the already extinct Wuhan strain and Omicron subvariant BA.1.2

August 31, the FDA authorized both.3 The bivalent boosters will only be available to those who have already received the primary two-dose series and/or a monovalent booster at least two months ago. Per the FDA:4

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People generate their own oxidation field of free radicals and pollute the indoor air chemistry around them

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People typically spend 90 percent of their lives inside, at home, at work, or in transport. Within these enclosed spaces, occupants are exposed to a multitude of chemicals from various sources, including outdoor pollutants penetrating indoors, gaseous emissions from building materials and furnishings, and products of our own activities such as cooking and cleaning. In addition, we are ourselves potent mobile emission sources of chemicals that enter the indoor air from our breath and skin.

But how do the chemicals disappear again? In the atmosphere outdoors, this happens to a certain extent naturally by itself, when it rains and through chemical oxidation. Hydroxyl (OH) radicals are largely responsible for this chemical cleaning. These very reactive molecules are also called the detergents of the atmosphere and they are primarily formed when UV light from the sun interacts with ozone and water vapor.

Comment: Indoor air pollution has not received much attention with respect to its health effects. However, given these recent findings, improving ventilation and overall quality of the air inside through using house plants might be a useful strategy:


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Following the Science? - 159 children dead, 1.2k disabled, 14.5k hospitalised & 55k injured due to COVID vaccination in the USA according to CDC

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The latest figures published by the USA's Centers for Disease Control reveal over 56,000 children have been injured due to Covid-19 vaccination across the USA, and sadly 1,174 of these children either suffered a life-threatening event or a permanent disability, while tragically a further 159 children sadly lost their lives.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) hosts a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) that is updated weekly and can be found here.

Unfortunately, the CDC reveals that at least 56,265 children (Aged 0 to 17) have suffered an injury due to Covid-19 vaccination as of August 26th 2022.

Comment: And where's the outrage?

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