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Kylie Jenner wished her dad a happy Fathers Day in a sweet Instagram post and the Internet totally freaked out. Many accused Kylie of being transphobic because the makeup mogul shared a pre-op, throwback photo of her father, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
So lucky to have you, the 20-year-old reality star captioned the photo.
We do know that Kylies father is totally fine with being called dad, and has said so on a number of occasions. But that didnt stop a lot of people from losing their minds....
Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation. An estimated 25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. The actual number is likely to be much higher. Many miscarriages occur very early, often before a woman knows she is pregnant. Miscarriage is a very emotionally and physically difficult time; the fear of the unknown can make the experience even worse.
PMID: Horm Metab Res. 2018 Jun ;50(6):491-503. Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29883975 Abstract Title: Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) Exposure During Breastfeeding on the Biochemical and Endocrine Profiles in Rats. Abstract: Neonates can be exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) through placenta and milk, and BPA is associated with disorders such as precocious puberty and obesity. We evaluated the effects of BPA exposure during breastfeeding on the biochemical and endocrine profiles in young and adult rat progeny. From postnatal day (PND) 3 to 15 dams were divided into low-dose BPA treatment [50g/kg/day s.c. (BPA-LD)], high-dose BPA treatment [5mg/kg/day s.c. (BPA-HD)], and Control (vehicle) groups. Milk was collected at PND15 and 21, which represents the end of exposure and 6 days after withdrawal, respectively. Dams were euthanized at weaning. Offspring of both genders were euthanized at PND15, 21, and 180. Milk estradiol levels were lower in the BPA-HD group than in the control group at PND 15; however, they were higher at PND21. Female rats whose mothers were BPA-exposed showed more significant differences from those in the control group, including better glycemic controland lipid profiles and higher food intake without higher adiposity, in adulthood than in the weaning period, when they presented with higher adiposity and hyperestrogenism. Conversely, male rats showed more abnormalities after BPA exposure compared to control rats, including insulin, leptin, testosterone, and thyroid hormone changes, when young but exhibited fewer alterations in adulthood, with increase only in LDLc in the BPA-HD rats. Taken together, the present findings suggest that exposure to BPA exclusively through milk affects adiposity, metabolism, and/or hormones of offspring in the short and long term, possibly compromising normal development in both sexes.
PMID: Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 15 ;8(1):9196. Epub 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29907759 Abstract Title: Bisphenol A exposure during early pregnancy impairs uterine spiral artery remodeling and provokes intrauterine growth restriction in mice. Abstract: Endocrine disrupting chemicals are long suspected to impair reproductive health. Bisphenol A (BPA) has estrogenic activity and therefore the capacity of interfering with endocrine pathways. No studies dissected its short-term effects on pregnancy and possible underlying mechanisms. Here, we studied how BPA exposure around implantation affects pregnancy, particularly concentrating on placentation and uterine remodeling. We exposed pregnant female mice to 50g/kg BPA/day or 0.1% ethanol by oral gavage from day 1 to 7 of gestation. High frequency ultrasound was employed to document the presence and size of implantations, placentas and fetuses throughout pregnancy. Blood velocity in the arteria uterina was analyzed by Doppler measurements. The progeny of mothers exposed to BPA was growth-restricted compared to the controls; this was evident in vivo as early as at day 12 as analyzed by ultrasound and confirmed by diminished fetal and placenta weights observed after sacrificing the animals at day 14 of gestation. The remodeling of uterine spiralarteries (SAs) was considerably impaired. We show that short-term exposure to a so-called"safe"BPA dose around implantation has severe consequences. The intrauterine growth restriction observed in more than half of the fetuses from BPA-treated mothers may owe to the direct negative effect of BPA on the remodeling of uterine SAs that limits the blood supply to the fetus. Our work reveals unsuspected short-term effects of BPA on pregnancy and urges to more studies dissecting the mechanisms behind the negative actions of BPA during early pregnancy.
PMID: Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Jun 14:1-62. Epub 2018 Jun 14. PMID: 29902071 Abstract Title: Anti-inflammatory effects of Melatonin: a mechanistic review. Abstract: N-acetyl-5-methoxy-tryptamine (melatonin) is a natural substance produced both by plants, as a secondary metabolite, and animals, by the pineal gland and other tissues. In humans, melatonin participates in numerous functions including the regulation of mood, sleep, reproduction, promotion of immunomodulation, antioxidant defense and as an anti-inflammatory agent. The anti-inflammatory activity of melatonin could yield beneficial effects on intake, particularly against the chronic inflammation which underlies many chronic diseases. This review aims to provide an assessment of the literature data on the anti-inflammatory activity of melatonin, with a particular focus on the mechanisms responsible for this behavior. We can conclude that many in vitro studies and in vivo studies in experimental animal model systems show that melatonin exerts anti-inflammatory activity in a number of chronic diseases which affect different organs in different circumstances. Clinical trials, however, often fail to reach positive results and are thus far inconclusive. Thus, in the future, long-term well-designed investigations on melatonin-rich foods or melatonin food supplements could provide valuable information towards public health recommendations on melatonin, taking into account both the nature of the compound and the optimal dose, for protection from long-term inflammation linked to chronic diseases.
Youre hugely pregnant and ready for this baby to come out. Perhaps youre facing an induction and hoping to get things moving beforehand. Either way, you might have spent time searching for ways to bring on labour. Everyone you know (and that includes complete strangers) has given you plenty of advice. Try spicy foods, they might say. Or bouncing, having sex, or even the dreaded castor oil. All of them are considered sure-fire ways of getting labour going. Walking is one of the most commonly suggested ways to bring on labour without medication. So what exactly do we know about the connection between walking and the start of labour?
Many women wonder how long they should wait between c-section and VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) for their next pregnancy. If you have had a c-section, the period of time you need to wait before your next pregnancy is up to you. Most care providers recommend waiting at least 6 months, preferably 12 months, before becoming pregnant again after a c-section.
BASS Coast Health (BCH) midwife Ruth Harvey has taken out the
honour of being named 2018 Midwife of the Year by the Gippsland
Australian College of Midwives.
Her win was announced at a surprise celebration held by staff, local doctors and BCH executive staff at BCHs quarterly obstetric educational forum.
Ms Harvey is well known from her 33 years at BCH as a midwife and during this time has provided exceptional care to birthing women at Wonthaggi Hospital.
Amidst the cake and congratulations, Ms Harvey was quietly proud of her achievement.
Being able to do what I do is rewarding anyway, but to receive this award on top of that is just such an honour, she said.
Each year the Gippsland campus of ACM presents three Midwife of the Year awards and scholarships.
Category one is awarded to a midwife nominated by their colleagues. The second category is awarded to a student midwife and the third is awarded to a midwife nominated by a client cared for by that midwife.
This year, a record number of nominations was received for Ms Harvey in the first category, serving as a tremendous indication of how highly regarded and appreciated Ms Harvey is by her peers.
This win follows last years Gippsland ACMs Student Midwife of the Year being awarded to another BCH midwife, Fran Warren, who has since become a permanent member of BCHs maternity team.
Bleeding in early pregnancy isnt abnormal, but it can be very unnerving. Any type of bleeding during pregnancy can cause a lot of stress, even for women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Thomas birth story really begins with his conception. After one biological child and one adopted child, my husband and I were done having biological children. We knew this with all certainty and he had a vasectomy in December of 2015. After going back and getting checked 4 times he finally received the all-clear zero sperm in May of 2016. In October of that same year I was 2 weeks late. I actually assumed it was menopause but before embarrassing myself at my midwife office, I decided to take a test.
Positive. Another one. Positive. Pregnant.
I called Jarrod at work and broke the news. I was devastated. Heartbroken. Full of anxiety. Overwhelmed. He remained mostly calm. I wanted to puke. Within a few weeks we had our answer his body had (miraculously) healed itself and he had all the sperm. We were having a baby in June. Baby #3. How in the world? It took me months to really get excited. We found out at Christmas that we were expecting a boy. I was overjoyed. We decided to name him Thomas Isaac. Thomas because all of us have 6 letters in our name and for Jarrods brother, Tom. Isaac because Sarah laughed when God told her she was pregnant in her old age. Her pregnancy was impossible and so was mine. I identified with Sarah and knew our little boy needed to carry the name Isaac.
My pregnancy was relatively uneventful. It was hard but I continued walking several miles a day until the day I delivered. Pregnancy at 35 was much harder than at 29especially with two active children! But I did it. Even into the hot Texas summer!
On Wednesday, June 14th we were in the midst of hosting Annual Conference at First Mansfield. I had a midwife appointment at 9:15am that morning. I was 38.5 weeks pregnant and had been experiencing cramps and mild contractions for the past few weeks. I saw Lindsey and caught up with her. She checked me and I was 2.5cm and 70% effaced. Baby boy was locked and loaded. She predicted that wed have a baby before the end of the weekend! We went into planning mode! Owen was prepped and ready to come in the middle of the night and the Houston Johnstons made plans to come up for the weekend.
Cramps continued and contractions would come and go. On Saturday, June 17th I walked so many miles. Id have contractions every 3-4 minutes for an hour or so, come home from my walk and theyd all but stop. It was so frustrating! I tried to rest and remain calm but it was so overwhelming. Tom and Jessica took Wesley and Eloise with them to Houston on June 18th with plans to bring...
A prominent Democrat is coming out with some harsh words for liberals in the United States who continue to fall for outright lies of profit-driven pharmaceutical companies. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. writes that certain mainstream publications lie to their readers by hiding information in order to protect big pharma.
Slate and other liberal online publications including Salon, Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast customarily block articles that critique vaccine safety in order, they argue, to encourage vaccination and protect public health, writes vaccine truth advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Common Dreams.
Much of the positive research out there suggesting that all vaccines are completely safe and effective is inherently flawed, unreliable, or flat-out falsified, an investigative report conducted by Slate has revealed. But many mainstream news outlets like Salon, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast, even Slate itself, are notorious for covering up this truth as they blatantly lie to readers about the merits of vaccines.
Thats because theres a whole lot of cash flowing between Big Pharma and these corporate media outlets, which are essentially bribed into blocking all independent research that depicts anything negative about vaccines. Even though it might help parents make smarter and more informed decisions about vaccines for their children, the shill media actively censors it in order to keep vaccination rates at the highest possible levels. Natural News
In fact, Merck itself, the worlds largest vaccine maker, is currently fighting multiple lawsuits, brought by its own scientists, claiming that the company forced them to falsify efficacy data for its MMR vaccine. But it seems like this information is looked at by liberals as unnecessary while they blame the unvaccinated kids for their childs cold...
Four days after Marie McCausland gave birth to her first child, the hospital sent her and her husband home with their new baby boy. Hours later, she felt awful: severe chest pain, a splitting headache and spiking blood pressure. When she laid down to rest, the symptoms got worse. I just had this feeling like, If I go to sleep, Im not going to wake up, says McCausland.
The hospitals discharge materials said nothing about her symptoms, but McCausland remembered the ProPublica/NPR story shed read one week earlier about Lauren Bloomstein, who died soon after childbirth from preeclampsia, a type of high blood pressure that only occurs in pregnancy or postpartum. Recognizing Bloomsteins symptoms in herself, McCausland and her husband packed up their four-day-old baby and rushed to the closest emergency room in Cleveland.
The first ER doctor she saw tried sending her back home with blood pressure meds, even as her face had become so bloated she barely recognized herself. But McCausland stood her ground. I said, Im not leaving here with this high blood pressure. I really think its preeclampsia. McCausand waited in the ER for another seven hours before the doctor consulted with an obstetrician at another hospital who immediately registered her symptoms as severe preeclampsia and directed proper treatment.
ProPublicas reporting literally saved my life, and its changed the course of my life, said McCausland, who had spent the better part of her graduate career working to become an HIV researcher. Now Im trying to figure out how to get into maternal health advocacy as a...
The past is prologue. Our understanding of how CO2 levels relate to global temperature came out of 19th-century scientists studying the newly discovered Ice Age. In the generations since, our studies of how the last Ice Age ended showed us monstrous flooding as vast bodies of meltwater were released by crumbling walls of ice to rush across the planet carving out huge rivers, and global sea levels rose hundreds of feet in a matter of a couple centuries.
The past is prologue, and the ice is melting. The flood is coming, and we are not prepared.
Antarcticas ice sheet is melting at a rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half-millimeter every year, a team of 80 scientists reported Wednesday.The melt rate has tripled in the past decade, the study concluded. If the acceleration continues, some of scientists worst fears about rising oceans could be realized, leaving low-lying cities and communities with less time to prepare than they had hoped.
Unfortunately, the Washington post is still clinging to the idea thatnations have a short window perhaps no more than a decade to cut greenhouse-gas emissions if they hope to avert some of the worst consequences of climate change. The one decade to act talking point was a good try in a world committed to ignoring the problem, but it hasnt been an accurate description for a long time. 10 years left came and went 10-20 years ago. Studies like this no longer warn us about what could happen, they are telling us what will happen.
The gods were cowering like dogs, crouching by the outer wall.
Itar shrieked like a woman in childbirth,
the sweet-voiced Mistress of the Gods wailed:
The olden days have alas turned to clay,
because I said evil things in the Assembly of the Gods!
How could I say evil things in the Assembly of the Gods,
ordering a catastrophe to destroy my people?
No sooner have I given birth to my dear people
than they fill the sea like so many fish!
The gods -those of the Anunnaki- were weeping with her,
the gods humbly sat weeping, sobbing with grief,
their lips burning, parched with thirst.
Six days and seven nights
came the wind and flood,
the storm flattening the land.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has demanded NITI Aayog to release additional budget for Rajasthan to tide through scarcity of safe drinking water. She also repeated her demand of declaring Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP), a national project which envisaged to meet the water needs of 13 districts.
Raje was addressing the 4th NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday.
Speaking during the meeting, she said that the Central Water Commission has already given in-principle approval to the feasibility report of ERPC project.
With a national project status, implementation of the ERCP would speed up, she said.
She further added that along with scarcity, the quality of water which is available is a big issue in Rajasthan. Of all fluoride-affected habitations in the country, 53% are in Rajasthan. Thus, in view of the financial constraints of the state, the centre should share the cost of surface drinking water projects in fluoride-affected areas on 50-50% basis, she said.
Raje said that land-holding limit of 2 hectares for agriculture input subsidy under SDRF norms should be relaxed for Rajasthan because in several districts of the state, crop production was low, even if the land holdings were big. Also, the large tracks of agriculture lands are infertile.
Therefore, considering these special geographical conditions, the SDRF norms should be suitably amended to raise the limit of land-holding to 5 hectares for agriculture input subsidy,said Raje.
Raje further suggested for launch of a nationwide campaign for environment conservation to celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. She said that a Pan India Environmental Programme may be initiated akin to the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan.
Vaccine safety is back in the news (as if it ever really left). Tattoo artist, Kat Von D, announced on Instagram that she favored a natural birth process for her upcoming delivery, which included skipping...
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The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy.
The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have a historic opportunity to decide which it will be.
They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home.
Assange does not ask for special treatment. The government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect Australian citizens abroad from gross injustice: in Julians case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme dangers that await him should he walk out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London unprotected.
We know from the Chelsea Manning case what he can expect if a U.S. extradition warrant is successful a United Nations Special Rapporteur called it torture.
I know Julian Assange well; I regard him as a close friend, a person of extraordinary resilience and courage. I have watched a tsunami of lies and smears engulf him, endlessly, vindictively, perfidiously; and I know why they smear him.
In 2008, a plan to destroy both WikiLeaks and Assange was laid out in a top secret document dated March 8, 2008. The authors were the Cyber Counter-intelligence Assessments Branch of the U.S. Defence Department. They described in detail how important it was to destroy the feeling of trust that is WikiLeaks center of gravity.
This would be achieved, they wrote, with threats of exposure [and] criminal prosecution and an unrelenting assault on his reputation. The aim was to silence and criminalize WikiLeaks and its editor and publisher. It was as if they planned a war on a single human being and on the very principle of freedom of speech.
Their main weapon would be a personal smear. Their shock troops would be enlisted in the media those who are meant to keep the record straight and tell us the truth.
The irony is that no one told these journalists what to do. I call them Vichy journalists after the Vichy government that served and enabled the German occupation of wartime France.
Last October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Sarah Ferguson interviewed Hillary Clinton, over whom she fawned as the icon for your generation.
This was the same Clinton who threatened to obliterate totally Iran and, who, as U.S. Secretary of State in 2011, was one of the instigators of the invasion and destruction of Libya as...
Are you keen to learn more about oxytocin? Well, if youre free at the end of October, you could consider joining myself, Kirsten Uvns Moberg and Tine Greve, along with our friends from ENCA Nederland in Cultura, Ede, The Netherlands on 30th October 2018.
After the overwhelming success of the 2016 Less is More symposium in The Netherlands, ENCA Nederland has organised another Less is more symposium and the theme this time is Less is More Oxytocin. All presentations will be in English and we will be considering the influence of the hormone oxytocin on the birth process and the effects of the use of synthetic oxytocin at various points on the birth journey. Im delighted to be speaking, and am looking forward to sharing what I know about this important topic.
Hope to see you there!
John Pilger reminds us of the 'journalists' who let down Julian Assange whilst profiting from the information he released. He reminds us how far down journalism has sunk. He uses the term 'Vichy-journalism' to good effect.
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JOHN PILGER: Thank you for coming for Julian. And thank you to
the SEP for organising this important rally. The persecution of
Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy
The Australian government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have a historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home. Julian does not seek special treatment. The Australian Government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect its citizens abroad from gross injustice.In Julian's case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme danger that awaits him, should he walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London unprotected.
We know from the Chelsea Manning case what you in can expect if a US extradition warrant is successful. The United Nations has called it torture.
I know Julian well. I regard him as a close friend, a person of extraordinary resilience and courage. I've watched the tsunami of lies and smear engulf him endlessly, predictably, perfidiously, and I know why they smear him.
In 2008 a plan to destroyed both WikiLeaks and Julian was laid out in a secret document dated 8th of March 2008. The authors were the cyber counterintelligence assessment branch of the US Defense Department. They described in detail how important it was to destroy - and I quote - "the feeling of trust that WikiLeaks that is WikiLeaks center-of-gravity." This would be achieved, they wrote, "with threats of exposure and criminal prosecution and an unrelenting assault on reputation."
The aim was to silence and criminalize WikiLeaks and its editor and publisher. It was as if they planned a war on a single human be...
CAPTION: DETROIT, MICHIGAN JUNE 14, 2018: Protestors display multi-lingual signs at the protest to Keep Families Together in Detroit. (Spanish on sign translates to: Families United, not Divided). Photo by Shutterstock/Stephanie Kenner
Government officials are doing irreparable harm to families seeking asylum. They are separating children from their families, no matter the age of the child.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and over 200 other child welfare organizations, which have become increasingly sensitized to early life stress, have condemned the practice of child-parent separations. The head of the AAP, Colleen Kraft, has written an op-ed against it.
She says: Officials at the Department of Homeland Security claim they act solely to protect the best interests of minor children.'
Is it ignorance or malice? We dont know, but the justifications sound both ignorant and malicious.
What ignorance are they displaying? Here is a short description:Make Americas Children Healthy Again, a two part series
Human children are not like other animals. They are born so immature they look like fetuses of other animals till about 18 months of age. In the first years of life, children co-construct their biological and social capacities, organizing their basic features around the experiences they have. The norms for our species is the evolved nest. One specific need that separation denies is physical affecti...
Aborted Baby Remains Discovered in Warehouse
of Biotech Company that Ran Human Body Parts Trade in
by Ethan Huff
Federal authorities are trying to figure out what to do with a mass of aborted baby body parts they recently discovered at a biotechnology firm in Michigan, the owner of which is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for deceiving customers about infected human remains.
International Biological Inc., located in Detroit, is a biotech firm that deals in human remains for research purposes, so its to be expected that human body parts will be present within its walls. But investigators believe that the remains of four second-trimester babies they discovered may have been collected from abortion procedures in violation of the law.
If you know me or have followed my blog for a while, then you know I wasnt the healthiest of kids growing up. Long before I had ever heard of ginger, I was on inhalers and allergy shots as a child, to anti-depressants/anxiety medication as a teenager. My body was sending me clear and intelligent signals that I was not ok.
At the time though, I didnt know how to read these signals, much less did I even know that our body sent us signals! Much of the way our society operates today, I saw myself as a victim to my reality. My mom had anxiety and a lot of people around me suffered with allergies so I must be just like them. It was all genetic, I told myself.
Fast forward to my early 20s when the lights came on and I started questioning things (as ineverything). It would take years before I established what I would consider a healthy lifestyle, but the seeds started to be planted in my mind and I slowly but surely started healing my body.
As the years have gone by, my habits have shifted and changed over time as I learn more and change as a person. As of recently (as in the last year or so), I have started implementing ginger root into my daily habits. It is one of my favorite supplements because its been used for eons I can see and feel how it is keeping me healthy. Not to mention its an a...
Source: Humans Are Free | by Julie Alexander
People are concerned that the world would dissolve into anarchy and chaos. People would become angry and violent and go on the rampage, once they find out they have been controlled and manipulated and used as slaves to the system for so long.
Once they find out about Agenda 21, the depopulation agenda. How we have been subjected to toxic poisons in our food by the use of GMOs, how we have been sprayed with toxic chemicals through geo-engineering and how fluoride has been added to our water and can cause dementia and how vaccinations are causing autism and have also been used as sterilization programmes amongst other things and how 5G can cause DNA damage, infertility and also impairs cardiovascular functions.
All of the above also reduce our immune systems and can increase our risk of cancer.
Once they find out about "Secret Space Programmes" and the technology that has been hidden from us for decades. How...
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