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Joint supplementation of vitamins D and K might be more effective than the consumption of either alone for bone and cardiovascular health. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Endocrinol. 2017 ;2017:7454376. Epub 2017 Sep 12. PMID: 29138634 Abstract Title:  The Synergistic Interplay between Vitamins D and K for Bone and Cardiovascular Health: A Narrative Review. Abstract:  Vitamins D and K are both fat-soluble vitamins and play a central role in calcium metabolism. Vitamin D promotes the production of vitamin K-dependent proteins, which require vitamin K for carboxylation in order to function properly. The purpose of this review is to summarize available evidence of the synergistic interplay between vitamins D and K on bone and cardiovascular health. Animal and human studies suggest that optimal concentrations of both vitamin D and vitamin K are beneficial for bone and cardiovascular health as supported by genetic, molecular, cellular, and human studies. Most clinical trials studied vitamin D and K supplementation with bone health in postmenopausal women. Few intervention trials studied vitamin D and K supplementation with cardiovascular-related outcomes. These limited studies indicate that joint supplementation might be beneficial for cardiovascular health. Current evidence supports the notion that joint supplementation of vitamins D and K might be more effective than the consumption of either alone for bone and cardiovascular health. As more is discovered about the powerful combination of vitamins D and K, it gives a renewed reason to eat a healthy diet including a variety of foods such as vegetables and fermented dairy for bone and cardiovascular health.

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This synergistic action of vitamins with the antibiotics can be used as a tool to treat multiple drug resistant super bugs. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Feb 2. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 29408383 Abstract Title:  Evaluation of synergistic antimicrobial effect of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E and K) with antibiotics against resistant bacterial strains. Abstract:  BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Multiple drug resistant super bugs of Acinetobacter baumannii and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are becoming challenge for healthcare professionals. In this study, vitamins were evaluated for synergistic activity with the antibiotics.METHODS: Synergistic effect between antibiotic and stock solutions of vitamins is evaluated by using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion assay. Distilled water and propylene glycol were used as solvent for water soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins respectively. The final concentration of 10mg/ml of each water-soluble vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B6 (Pyridoxine) B12 (Methylcobalamin), C (Ascorbic acid) and 0.1mg/ml of each fat soluble vitamin A (retinol), D (cholecalciferol) E (Tocopherol) K (Menadione) were used with the antibiotics.RESULTS: The results depicted that vitamin K and E have better synergistic activity with piperacillin-tazobactam, imipenem and doripenem antibiotics against A. baumannii. While vitamin B1, B2 and B12 showed remarkable synergistic activity with linezolid against MRSA. Vitamin B1 was further tested to have better synergism with antibiotics oxacillin, tetracycline, rifampicin and linezolid against MRSA. The fat-soluble vitamins E and K were good in synergism against Gram negative A. baumannii while water soluble vitamins as B1, B2 and B12 were effective against MRSA but not against A. baumannii.CONCLUSIONS: This synergistic action of vitamins with the antibiotics can be used as a tool to treat multiple drug resistant super bugs with further evaluation at molecular level.

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These results suggests a potential protective effect of pyridoxine and thiamin on breast cancer risk in middle-aged women. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Nutrients. 2017 May 13 ;9(5). Epub 2017 May 13. PMID: 28505069 Abstract Title:  B-Vitamin Intake from Diet and Supplements and Breast Cancer Risk in Middle-Aged Women: Results from the Prospective NutriNet-Sant Cohort. Abstract:  Experimental studies suggest a protective effect of B-vitamins on breast cancer risk, potentially modulated by alcohol intake. However, epidemiological studies are limited, especially regarding non-folate B-vitamins. Furthermore, few studies included quantitative assessment of supplemental intake. This prospective study aimed to investigate the associations between intakes of B-vitamins (dietary, supplemental, total) and breast cancer risk. 27,853 women aged45 years from the NutriNet-Sant cohort (2009-2016) were included, with a median follow-up time of 4.2 years. Dietary data were collected using repeated 24 h records. A specific questionnaire assessed dietary supplement use over a 12-month period. A composition database of 8000 supplements was developed. Associations were characterized by multivariable Cox models, and 462 incident breast cancers were diagnosed. Dietary (HR= 0.74 (0.55, 0.99),-trend = 0.05), supplemental (HR= 0.61 (0.38, 0.98),-trend = 0.05), and total (HR= 0.67 (0.50, 0.91),-trend = 0.01) pyridoxine intakes were inversely associated with breast cancer risk. Total thiamin intake was borderline inversely associated with breast cancer risk (HR= 0.78 (0.61, 1.00),= 0.05). Statistically significant interactions between alcohol consumption and B-vitamin (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folate, and cobalamin) supplemental intake were observed, the latter being inversely associated with breast cancer risk in non-to-low alcohol drinkers but not in higher drinkers. This large prospective study, including quantitative assessment of supplemental intake, suggests a potential protective effect of pyridoxine and thiamin on breast cancer risk in middle-aged women.

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If a Drug Company Publishes a Magazine, is it Journalism? Mad In America

From Undark Magazine: Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and agricultural science conglomerate, has launched a digital magazine covering the ethical and social implications of new biotechnologies. The publication raises important questions about the ethics of journalism and the media.

Editorial independence is a slippery concept, and it refers to more than specific decisions over specific pieces of content. The only people who have editorial independence are the people who have the money, wrote Paul Raeburn, a longtime science journalist and media critic (and a onetime Undark columnist), in an email message. Any editor whether employed by a pharmaceutical company, a newspaper, or a news website is subject to dismissal or demotion. That can severely limit editorial independence. And editors are dismissed for all kinds of reasons all the timeThey serve at the desire of their publishers.

That dynamic poses challenges for traditional publications, too just witness the conversations around Jeff Bezos purchase of The Washington Post but it points to distinctive pitfalls in a case like LeapsMag, in which a company funds a magazine that reports on issues directly relevant to that companys bottom line.

Among those pitfalls: If the magazines content is too critical of emerging technologies, will Bayer simply cut off funding? And can LeapsMag actually report on Bayer, one of the worlds largest players in the biotech field?



The Foods That Can Help and Harm Your Brain Mad In America

From The Guardian: Nutrition can have a major impact on the health of our brains, including our risk for dementia and cognitive decline. Here is a brief list of foods to eat more of as well as those to avoid.



Media Ignoring Crucial Factor in Florida School Shooting Mad In America

From WND: Although a disturbing number of perpetrators of recent mass shootings and murders have been on psychiatric medication prior to committing their crimes, the media has failed to acknowledge the role that psychiatric drugs may be playing in these in these instances of violence.



Oral Microbiota and Autism AGE OF AUTISM

By Teresa Conrick I am a big believer that an altered gut microbiota is associated with autism spectrum disorders and so do many others. Recently, a group of scientists reported that it may be possible to diagnose autism, not on...


A 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with a significant increase in risks of breast cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  BMJ. 2018 Feb 14 ;360:k322. Epub 2018 Feb 14. PMID: 29444771 Abstract Title:  Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Sant prospective cohort. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To assess the prospective associations between consumption of ultra-processed food and risk of cancer.DESIGN: Population based cohort study.SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 104980 participants aged at least 18 years (median age 42.8 years) from the French NutriNet-Sant cohort (2009-17). Dietary intakes were collected using repeated 24 hour dietary records, designed to register participants' usual consumption for 3300 different food items. These were categorised according to their degree of processing by the NOVA classification.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Associations between ultra-processed food intake and risk of overall, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer assessed by multivariable Cox proportional hazard models adjusted for known risk factors.RESULTS: Ultra-processed food intake was associated with higher overall cancer risk (n=2228 cases; hazard ratio for a 10% increment in the proportion of ultra-processed food in the diet 1.12 (95% confidence interval 1.06 to 1.18); P for trend

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P-gp modulating effect of Azadirachta indica extract in multidrug-resistant cancer cell lines. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Pharmazie. 2018 Feb 1 ;73(2):104-109. PMID: 29442013 Abstract Title:  P-gp modulating effect ofextract in multidrug-resistant cancer cell lines. Abstract:  The extract of Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, has found extensive use in traditional medicine for treating various human diseases. In this study, the effect of the 50% ethanol extract of A. indica (AI01) on P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) was examined using MDR cell lines, specifically paclitaxel-resistant HepG2 (PR-HepG2) and doxorubicin (DOX)-resistant (DR) colon-26 cells. 96-h treatment of the two cell lines with AI01 (30g/mL) showed no effect on the expression of P-gp mRNA (human MDR1 and mouse mdr1b) and protein, while AI01 increased the accumulation of rhodamine 123, a P-gp substrate, in both PR-HepG2 and DR-colon-26 cells. The cytotoxic effects of 48-h treatment with AI01 on the viability of PR-HepG2 and DR-colon-26 cells were not observed. Therefore, 30 g/mL AI01 may have no cytotoxic and P-gp-inducing effects. Finally, AI01 potentiated the sensitivity of PR-HepG2 and DR-colon-26 cell lines to DOX by 8.6- and 15.3-fold, respectively. These findings suggest that A. indica may be a promising source fora new class of P-gp modulators without cytotoxic/P-gp induction effects.

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Higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with better white matter fiber integrity. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Alzheimers Dis. 2018 ;61(2):729-739. PMID: 29226864 Abstract Title:  Cardiorespiratory Fitness and White Matter Neuronal Fiber Integrity in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence showed the self-reported levels of physical activity are positively associated with white matter (WM) integrity and cognitive performance in normal adults and patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, the objective measure of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) was not used in these studies.OBJECTIVE: To determine the associations of CRF measured by maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) with WM fiber integrity and neurocognitive performance in older adults with MCI.METHODS: Eighty-one participants (age=657 years, 43 women), including 26 cognitively normal older adults and 55 amnestic MCI patients, underwent VO2max test to measure CRF, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess WM fiber integrity, and neurocognitive assessment focused on memory and executive function. DTI data were analyzedby the tract-based spatial statistics and region-of-interest approach.RESULTS: Cognitively normal older adults and MCI patients were not different in global WM fiber integrity and VO2max. VO2max was associated positively with DTI metrics of fractional anisotropy in54% WM fiber tracts, and negatively with mean and radial diffusivities in 46% and 56% of the WM fiber tracts. The associations of VO2max with DTI metrics remained statistically significant after adjustment of age, sex, body mass index, WM lesion burden, and MCI status. The DTI metrics obtained from the area that correlated to VO2max were associated with executive function performance in MCI patients.CONCLUSIONS: Higher levels of CRF are associated with better WM fiber integrity, which in turn is correlated with better executive function performance in MCI patients.

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Shift work cycle-induced alterations of circadian rhythms potentiate the effects of high fat diet on inflammation and metabolism. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  FASEB J. 2018 Feb 5:fj201700784R. Epub 2018 Feb 5. PMID: 29405095 Abstract Title:  Shift work cycle-induced alterations of circadian rhythms potentiate the effects of high fat diet on inflammation and metabolism. Abstract:  Based on genetic models with mutation or deletion of core clock genes, circadian disruption has been implicated in the pathophysiology of metabolic disorders. Thus, we examined whether circadian desynchronization in response to shift work-type schedules is sufficient to compromise metabolic homeostasis and whether inflammatory mediators provide a key link in the mechanism by which alterations of circadian timekeeping contribute to diet-induced metabolic dysregulation. In high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice, exposure to chronic shifts of the light-dark cycle (12 h advance every 5 d): 1) disrupts photoentrainment of circadian behavior and modulates the period of spleen and macrophage clock gene rhythms; 2) potentiates HFD-induced adipose tissue infiltration and activation of proinflammatory M1 macrophages; 3) amplifies macrophage proinflammatory cytokine expression in adipose tissue and bone marrow-derived macrophages; and 4) exacerbates diet-induced increases in body weight, insulin resistance, and glucose intolerance in the absence of changes in total daily food intake. Thus, complete disruption of circadian rhythmicity or clock gene function as transcription factors is not requisite to the link between circadian and metabolic phenotypes. These findings suggest that macrophage proinflammatory activation and inflammatory signaling are key processes in the physiologic cascade by which dysregulation of circadian rhythmicity exacerbates diet-induced systemic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.-Kim, S.-M., Neuendorff, N., Alaniz, R. C., Sun, Y., Chapkin, R. S., Earnest, D. J. Shift work cycle-induced alterations of circadian rhythms potentiate the effects of high fat diet on inflammation and metabolism.

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The association between breast cancer and night work has been reported by numerous epidemiologic studies. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Ann Occup Environ Med. 2018 ;30:11. Epub 2018 Feb 6. PMID: 29445504 Abstract Title:  The relationship between night work and breast cancer. Abstract:  Background: Since the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified shift work that involves circadian disruption as"probably carcinogenic to humans,"there has been growing concern on the relationship between night work and breast cancer. In Korea, about 10-15% of workers are engaged in night-shift work, and breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. The purpose of this study was to review epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between night work and breast cancer.Methods: We reviewed 21 original articles and 5 meta analyses on relationship between nightwork and breast cancer, and investigated the compensation criteria of Denmark.Results: The association between breast cancer and night work has been reported by numerous epidemiologic studies, including cohort studies, case-control studies, and meta-analysis. However, a dose-response relationship has not clearly emerged among workers exposed to less than 20 years of night work.Conclusion: Although there are some limitations to the epidemiological studies so far, further consideration of breast cancer cases in patients with high exposure to night work is needed to assess breast cancer as a work-related disease.

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Consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Eur J Cancer. 2018 Feb ;90:73-82. Epub 2017 Dec 21. PMID: 29274927 Abstract Title:  Red and processed meat consumption and breast cancer: UK Biobank cohort study and meta-analysis. Abstract:  AIM: Red and processed meat may be risk factors for breast cancer due to their iron content, administration of oestrogens to cattle or mutagens created during cooking. We studied the associations in UK Biobank and then included the results in a meta-analysis of published cohort studies.METHODS: UK Biobank, a general population cohort study, recruited participants aged 40-69 years. Incident breast cancer was ascertained via linkage to routine hospital admission, cancer registry and death certificate data. Univariate and multivariable Cox proportional hazard models were used to explore the associations between red and processed meat consumption and breast cancer. Previously published cohort studies were identified from a systematic review using PubMed and Ovid and a meta-analysis conducted using a random effects model.RESULTS: Over a median of 7 years follow-up, 4819 of the 262,195 women developed breast cancer. The risk was increased in the highest tertile (>9 g/day) of processed meat consumption (adjusted hazard ratio [HR] 1.21, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.08-1.35, p = 0.001). Collation with 10 previous cohort studies provided data on 40,257 incident breast cancers in 1.65 million women. On meta-analysis, processed meat consumption was associatedwith overall (relative risk [RR] 1.06, 95% CI 1.01-1.11) and post-menopausal (RR 1.09, 95% CI 1.03-1.15), but not pre-menopausal (RR 0.99, 95% CI 0.88-1.10), breast cancer. In UK Biobank and the meta-analysis, red meat consumption was not associated with breast cancer (adjusted HR 0.99 95% CI 0.88-1.12 and RR 1.03, 95% CI 0.99-1.08, respectively).CONCLUSIONS: Consumption of processed meat, but not red meat, may increase the risk of breast cancer.

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Red meat consumption was significantly positively associated with ferritin concentrations and myocardial infarction risk. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Jan 1 ;107(1):113-119. PMID: 29381787 Abstract Title:  Red meat consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases-is increased iron load a possible link? Abstract:  Background: High iron load and red meat consumption could increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). As red meat is the main source of heme iron, which is in turn a major determinant of increased iron load, adverse cardiometabolic effects of meat consumption could be mediated by increased iron load.Objective: The object of the study was to assess whether associations between red meat consumption and CVD risk are mediated by iron load in a population-based human study.Design: We evaluated relations between red meat consumption, iron load (plasma ferritin), and risk of CVD in the prospective EPIC-Heidelberg Study using a case-cohort sample including a random subcohort (n = 2738) and incident cases of myocardial infarction (MI, n = 555), stroke (n = 513), and CVD mortality (n = 381). Following a 4-step mediation analysis, associations between red meat consumption and iron load, red meat consumption and CVD risk, and iron load and CVD risk were assessed by multivariable regression models before finally testing to which degree associations between red meat consumption and CVD risk were attenuated by adjustment for iron status.Results: Red meat consumption was significantly positively associated with ferritin concentrations and MI risk [HR per 50 g daily intake: 1.18 (95% CI: 1.05, 1.33)], but no significant associations with stroke risk and CVD mortality were observed. While direct associations between ferritin concentrations and MI risk as well as CVD mortality were significant in age- and sex-adjusted Cox regression models, these associations were substantially attenuated and no longer significant after multivariable adjustment for classical CVD risk factors. Strikingly, ferritin concentrations were positively associated with a majority of classical CVD risk factors (age, male sex, alcohol intake, obesity, inflammation, and lower education).Conclusion: Increased ferritin concentrations may be a marker of an overall unfavorable risk factor profile rather than a mediator of greater CVD risk due to meat consumption.

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What Makes Mustard Spicy? Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Everyone has individual likes and dislikes, especially when it comes to heat in their food. Look at the menus at certain restaurants, for instance, and you might find tiny jalapeno icons next to certain dishes to signify their heat level. One jalapeno means mildly hot; five indicate as fiery as they can make it.

A perfect example of a food or rather a condiment thats very popular and comes in widely varying degrees on the heat index is mustard, which can definitely rival jalapenos in the heat index. Some like it hot, as the saying goes.

There are multiple varieties of mustard to satisfy your cravings, but have you ever wondered what provides the flavor and heat? Theres actually a plant known as mustard, a Brassica (or more scientifically, a Brassicaceae, sometimes referred to as mustards) correctly and its seed is the agent, in a matter of speaking, that supplies the spice.

In and of themselves, tiny, round mustard seeds arent hot or spicy. Its when theyre ground or broken open and mixed with liquid that the zing emerges. There are a few types of mustard seeds: white, brown and black. White mustard seeds produce heat on your tongue, but its the darker seeds that impart the pungent essence in your nose. This type of flavor is longer-lasting and more intense.

Thats why the traditional yellow mustard youre probably familiar with requires white mustard seeds, and the stronger varieties of this popular condiment come from using darker seeds. In fact, yellow mustard is the second most-used condiment in the U.S., no doubt because it works so well with so many types of meat as well as seafood. Experimenting with different types of mustards is a tasty way to get acquainted with all the different types.

Mustard: The Science Behind the Heat

One of the compounds in mustard seeds that imparts the aforementioned zing is called sinigren, a glucosinolate or natural constituent of pungent plants found in this Brassica veggie.

When sinigren is broken down, it emits an enzyme called myrosinase, and that in turn creates mustard oil. Its the oil that produces the heat when liquid is added, such as cold water. Its so strong that if you should attempt to make your own homemade mustard, the heat can burn and blister your skin. Savvy mustard makers wear protective gloves for this reason.

The process doesnt happen immediately. It takes about 15 minutes for the chemical process of turning up the heat to take place and reach its peak intensity. Because this intensity begins to rapidly diminish, the process of making the spicy condiment requires the addition of an acidic agent to stop the flavor degeneration. Unfortunately, the acidic agent brings abou...

Weekly Health Quiz: Plants, Pollution and Digestion Articles

1 A potent adaptogen, this perennial plant has been shown to boost vitality and mood by modulating your immune function and enhancing nervous system health, and may offer powerful protection against burnout.

  • Rhodiola Rosea

    Rhodiola rosea is a powerful adaptogen known to enhance vitality by helping your body adapt to physical, chemical and environmental stress. Learn more.

  • Ginseng
  • Holy Basil
  • Rosemary

2 CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzpatrick resigned from her post a day after it was publicly revealed that she had bought stocks in:

  • Fracking industry
  • Tobacco industry

    Mere months into her new job as director of the CDC, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald purchased stocks in a Japanese tobacco company, even though smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. She resigned the day after her new investments were publicly exposed. Learn more.

  • Processed food industry
  • Soda industry

3 Which of the following industries has been identified as a major contributor to India's rapidly growing water pollution problem and a culprit in growing antibiotic-resistance?

  • Water treatment
  • Pharmaceutical

    Between 2010 and 2015, the number of contaminated waterways in India more than doubled, and the severe water pollution problem can be, to a significant extent, traced back to the drug industry. Drug companies that outsource production of ingredients to India are now urged to take proactive steps to end pollution within their supply chain. Learn more.

  • Agriculture
  • Petroleum


Why This Meat Is so Healthy Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Even though grass fed and grain-finished beef sales have grown by 1,500 percent since 2012, according to ABC News, they are still overshadowed by conventional beef sales in the U.S., which topped $105 billion in 2015.1 While there is a long way to go before grass fed beef will become as popular as its conventional counterpart, the tides are changing as more consumers are demanding higher quality, safer meat products.

Once again, the health benefits of grass fed beef to both the consumer and the soil are making news. An ABC News feature highlights the success Texas farmers had in surviving a multiyear drought using regenerative agriculture practices and rotational grazing. The solution to their success was so simple and it can be applied anywhere: healthy soil + healthy grass = healthy grass fed beef.

Grass to the Rescue: Grass Fed Cows Save Drought-Stricken Texas Farms

As featured on ABC News Food Forecast program,2 the native grasses used to pasture grass fed beef is more than just animal feed its vital to the survival of both the soil and ranching way of life. Among those interviewed by program host Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News, was cattle rancher Jon Taggart of Grandview, Texas, who has been raising grass fed and grass-finished cows for slaughter since 1999. To bring his meat to market, Taggart owns and operates three stores in Texas that sell pastured beef.

In 2011, as other ranchers watched feed grasses dry up and die when oppressive heat and drought gripped Texas, Taggart continued operating his business as usual. I'm proud to say we harvested cattle every week of the year through that entire drought, he told ABC News. The drought, by the way, lasted into 2015.

While millions of cattle were moved out of Texas to survive the heat and shortage of edible forage, Taggart did not destock a single animal, or turn to supplemental feeding. He attributes his success to the fact his farm was replete with what he calls those deep-rooted native grasses that were designed [to survive those droughts] by somebody a lot bigger than us.

After initially raising grain-finished cows meaning the animals, after starting a grass diet, were fed corn and other grains at the end of their lives as a means of increasing their size and weight just before slaughter Taggart and others began feeding their cows exclusively on grass. As you may imagine, feeding large herds of farm animals grass on a continuous bas...

Magnesium One of the Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, and recent research shows even subclinical deficiency can jeopardize your heart health. Magnesium is also important for brain health, detoxification, cellular health and function, and the optimization of your mitochondria. In short, magnesium has enormous potential to influence your health and general well-being, especially the prevention of heart disease and cancer, but also for general energy and athletic performance.

Why You Need Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and is involved in more than 600 different biochemical reactions. For example, magnesium plays an important role in:

Creation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of your body1,2

Metabolism of calcium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, iron, sodium, hydrochloric acid, acetylcholine and nitric oxide, as well as 300 enzymes and the activation of thiamine.3

Magnesium is also required for DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and integrity,4 and plays a role in the creation of chromosomes5

Mitochondrial function and health. Magnesium is required both for increasing the number of mitochondria in your cells and for increasing mitochondrial efficiency

Regulation of blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, which is important for the prevention of Type 2 diabetes6,7,8,9 (In one study,10 prediabetics with the highest magnesium intake reduced their risk for blood sugar and metabolic problems by 71 percent)

Relaxation of blood vessels and normalizing blood pressure

Detoxification, including the synthesis of gluta...


Knee Pain at Night: Causes and Natural Treatments Healthy and Natural World

Knee pain at night can affect people with various forms of arthritis or be caused by issues with nerves in the leg. The pain in your knees can be mild, dull aches that keep you awake at night. Or, you could have severe throbbing knee pain that causes you to wake up in the middle of the night.

Nighttime chronic knee pain can mean that you dont sleep well and it can make you tired and irritable the next day. Not getting enough sleep because of sharp pains in your knee can also have a knock-on effect on your knee pain. When you are well rested, your body deals with pain better.

There are some effective knee pain remedies that can help deal with pain in the legs at night. A warm compress or hot water bottle can help to relieve sharp knee pain by increasing circulation. Also, some remedies that include turmeric have pain-relieving properties and can help manage arthritis pain in your knees and joints.

So, what can you do if knee pain at night is keeping you awake and you cant get to sleep? In this article, you can find out what it means if one or both your knees hurt during the night. I will also discuss some ways that can help to get relief from knee pain discomfort.

Why Knees Can Ache at Night

Its not unusual for joint pain to get worse at night, and that includes your knees. According to Dr. Michael Schaefer, a specialist in musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic, walking and moving helps to lubricate joints during the daytime. Knees can then start to ache at night because joints tend to swell when you stop moving.1

Dr. Schaefer points to another reason why you can get knee pain at night. Your sleeping position and body alignment can often cause pain in your knees, hips, and shoulders during the night. This is one reason why knee pain can get worse while you are sleeping.

Common Causes of Knee Pain at Night

Lets look in more detail at some of the common causes of knee pain while sleeping.


Osteoarthritis can cause sharp stabbing knee pains at night when you are resting in bed. The frequency and intensity of the night knee pain depend greatly on the extent of the osteoarthritis.

Researchers in the HSS Journal reported that there are a number of mechanisms that can contribute to nighttime knee pain. For example, minor injuries in the knee joint, damage to nerve fibers, or inflammation due to tissue damage could all be to blame for throbbing knee pain at night. Osteoarthritis suffers describe nighttime knee pain as anything from mild, dull aching to intense jabbing knee pain.2

The journal Arthritis Care & Research published a study on the frequency of night...


Do Criminals have more Rights than Parents in Tennessee? Local Media Covers Problem of Legal Kidnapping by State of Tennessee Health Impact News

Fox17 Tori Tennessee

Image courtesy of Fox17 Nashville.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

We applaud and thank reporter Dennis Ferrier for exposing the injustice in Tennessees Juvenile Justice System, where he reports that serial killers have more rights than parents in Tennessee. Please click through to read his entire expose, and thank him for daring to cover this important topic.

For more on the unconstitutional practices of family courts nationwide that routinely remove children from parents against their will and against the principles of the U.S. Constitution, where a rapist, murderer, or terrorist has more rights in our judicial system than parents do in family courts, see:

Does the State Ever Have a Right to Remove Children from a Home?

FERRIER FILES: Do criminals have more rights than parents in Tennessee?

by Dennis Ferrier 
Fox17 Nashville


It is pretty hard to believe that serial killers have more rights than parents in Tennessee, but once you enter the Juvenile Justice System, anything can happen.

And even if you do absolutely nothing wrong, your children can be taken from you. It may sound like a ridiculous question but not when you consider what happened to a Williamson County, Tennessee, mom.

It all started when Toris 3-year-old son told her something inappropriate happened to him when he was with their father. The couple is divorced.

Tori followed the law and reported it to DCS.

I was interrogated for two to three hours with no videotape, no attorney present, Harper said. I was a little intimidated, but at that time I stil...


Do Criminals have more Rights than Parents in Tennessee? Local Media Covers Problem of Legal Kidnapping by State of Tennessee Medical Kidnap

Fox17 Tori Tennessee

Image courtesy of Fox17 Nashville.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

We applaud and thank reporter Dennis Ferrier for exposing the injustice in Tennessees Juvenile Justice System, where he reports that serial killers have more rights than parents in Tennessee. Please click through to read his entire expose, and thank him for daring to cover this important topic.

For more on the unconstitutional practices of family courts nationwide that routinely remove children from parents against their will and against the principles of the U.S. Constitution, where a rapist, murderer, or terrorist has more rights in our judicial system than parents do in family courts, see:

Does the State Ever Have a Right to Remove Children from a Home?

FERRIER FILES: Do criminals have more rights than parents in Tennessee?

by Dennis Ferrier 
Fox17 Nashville


It is pretty hard to believe that serial killers have more rights than parents in Tennessee, but once you enter the Juvenile Justice System, anything can happen.

And even if you do absolutely nothing wrong, your children can be taken from you. It may sound like a ridiculous question but not when you consider what happened to a Williamson County, Tennessee, mom.

It all started when Toris 3-year-old son told her something inappropriate happened to him when he was with their father. The couple is divorced.

Tori followed the law and reported it to DCS.

I was interrogated for two to three hours with no videotape, no attorney present, Harper said. I was a little intimidated, but at that time I still d...


Federal Lawsuit Challenges Cannabis Scheduling

Follow Us!Share This!A lawsuit challenging the current scheduling of cannabis had its first hearing in federal district court on February 14. The suit was filed by the father of Texas medical marijuana patient Alexis Bortell, former NFL player Marvin Washington, the father of medical marijuana patient Jagger Cotte, US Army veteran Jose Belen, and the Cannabis Cultural Association. The governments motion to dismiss was heard on Feb 14 by US District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Hellerstein deferred his ruling on...
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Should you wet your toothbrush before brushing? Dentists give the definitive answer Fluoride Action Network


Dr Lisa Creaven of Spotlight Whitening also recommended wetting the toothbrush with warm water prior to brushing for a smoother brushing experience.

She told IBTimes UK: Although toothpaste contains water that will naturally foam the paste, lubricating the brush prior can make the brushing experience that bit more comfortable.

There is no right or wrong but again the more comfortable it is, the longer you are likely to brush for and that is whats important.

What is key, however, is not rinsing the mouth immediately after brushing, according to the NHS. Instead, simply spit out excess toothpaste.

Rinsing straight away will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting it and reducing its preventative effects.

*Original article online at


Left vs. Right Abdominal Pain and Back Pain In Men and Women: What Does It Mean? Healthy and Natural World

Abdominal pain and back pain are some of the most common types of pain in men and women. The pain can feel like dull aches in the left or right abdomen, or sharp, jabbing pains in your lower belly or pelvic area. Many women experience abdominal cramping and low back pain as part of their menstrual cycle. Its not unusual for the pain to radiate to other areas of your body. For example, pain could start in the middle of your back and spread to your flank or groin.

Many vital organs are located below your ribcage and around your belly that can cause pain if inflamed. For example, your digestive system, kidneys, liver, and heart can all be a source of abdominal pain and back pain. Along with abdominal pain and back pain, you may have other accompanying symptoms. For example, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal tenderness, and unexplained weight loss can happen with abdominal pain.

Knowing the exact cause of left or right abdominal pain or back pain can be a challenge. However, finding out the reason for back pain or abdominal pain is important because it can be a sign of a serious medical condition. For example, the upper abdominal pain associated with heartburn can mimic heart attack pain. Or, lower right-side belly pain may be trapped gas or could be a symptom of appendicitis.

In this article, you will learn what it means if you have left abdominal pain, right abdominal pain, or back pain. You will also find useful advice on how to treat the pain and when you should see a doctor for your symptoms.

Right vs. Left Back Pain

Left or right back pain is a common condition that most of us will suffer from at some point. Muscle strain, poor posture, a herniated disc, and damage to the spine can all be a source of chronic back pain. This can result in sharp pains when moving, or dull constant aching in the lower back when sitting or standing for a long time. Many studies point to the fact that instances of chronic lower back pain are on the rise.

Also, women are affected more by back pain than men. A study from 2015 found that cases of chronic lower back pain in women are about 50% higher than in men.1 Changes during the menstrual cycle, ovulation, pregnancy, and fibroids can cause sharp, intermittent jabbing back pains.

The cause of left back pain or right back pain can often be determined by its location.

Upper Left Back Pain vs. Upper Right Back Pain

Your upper and middle back is the area of your back from the base of your neck to your lower ribcage. This is often called the thoracic region of the spine. Muscles and ligaments are attached to your ribs that help support your spine. Also, discs...


Interested In Muscle? Eat Whole Eggs Rather Than Egg Whites Natural Blaze

Healthy EggsBy Natasha Longo

Egg yolks contain over 80 percent of the overall vitamins and minerals that can be found within the egg as a whole. The yolk also contains enzymes which help the body absorb the protein in the white. People who consume protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in exercise differ dramatically in how their muscles build protein, a process called protein synthesis, during the post-workout period, researchers report in a new study.

For years, this misunderstood food low in calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except C, and nearly perfect in protein was once shunned for threats to cholesterol intake.

Specifically, the post-workout muscle-building response in those eating whole eggs is 40 percent greater than in those consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites, the team found.

The discovery, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the widespread practice of throwing away egg yolks to maximize ones dietary protein intake from eggs is counterproductive, said Nicholas Burd, a University of Illinois professor of kinesiology and community health who led the research. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hatch project supported this research.

The yolks also contain protein, along with key nutrients and other food components that are not present in egg whites, Burd said. And something in the yolks is boosting the bodys ability to utilize that protein in the muscles.

Egg yolks actually contain all...


Lower Risk of Chronic Illness and Cognitive Decline by Going Keto Natural Blaze

By Anna Hunt

One of the fastest ways to lose weight and improve your health is by eating foods that induce the bodys state of nutritional ketosis. When this occurs, the body burns fat instead of sugar as its may source of energy, as well as producing beneficial ketone bodies. To reap the benefits of going keto, you can follow a simple formula of a ketogenic diet.

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

More people are realizing that dietary changes can have a profound impact on their health. Many proponents of healthy eating believe that diet alone can cure diseases like diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. It definitely reduces your chances of having a chronic illness.

Where Big Pharma focuses on offering life-long treatments for chronic diseases, the goal of healthy nutrition is to reestablish balance in the body, thus eliminating disease. Many anecdotal stories have shown that making smart dietary choices has the potential to reverse some very serious illness.

Regardless of your state of health, a ketogenic diet can move you towards optimal health. The diet focuses on minimal carbohydrates and sugar, moderate amounts of protein, and high intake of healthy fats.

When we eat, we store our energy in form of glycogen in the liver. Glycogen is a molecule the body uses to store glucose. When we restrict the intake of carbohydrates and sugar, we deplete our glycogen storage....


Psychiatrys War on Free Will Mad In America

Since its birth around 1800, psychiatrys main role was to forcibly negate the free will of societys outliers. Its methods included forced removal, confinement, and electrical, surgical, and chemical lobotomy, as depicted in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.1 Then psychiatry sought to expand its war on free will. So it devised ways to lure non-outliers into willingly allowing psychiatry to negate their free will, too.

First came a flanking attack that preyed upon the more trusting members of society:

Psychiatry vastly lengthened its list of learned coping styles and maturational stages that it called mental illnesses, and declared them to be involuntary brain diseases. This tricked many people into believing that theyre defective/incapable. They thus surrendered their freedom to choose how to address their or their kids challenges, and voluntarily handed this responsibility over to doctors. Giving up on themselves was reinforced by rewards like victim status, euphoria-giving (but brain-impairing/addictive) drugs, and lifelong disability benefits. Giving up on their kids was rewarded with instantly docile (sedated) kids who could slide through school without doing/learning much (via accommodations). People thereby further ceded control over their lives, and were trapped into eternal submissive dependence on psychiatry. Ka-ching!

Emboldened by its success, psychiatry then conducted an all-out assault on everybodys free will:

It began proclaiming that everyones free will is limited that variations in human coping styles are due to variations in how our brains are genetically hard-wired (neurotypes), which pre-fate us to develop fixed lifestyles. To persuade us to accept this myth, psychiatric neuroscientists search for the necessarily-present brain-activity correlates of thoughts, behaviors, or feelings, and then infer that these mental processes are caused by their physiological correlates. But thats illogical, since something cant cause itself to occur. Yet their false conclusions have misled many people to think that their coping habits are pre-determined and restricted, rather than freely chosen.

In truth, the essence of being human is that our huge brains have trillions of interconnections that give us freedom to flexibly learn and choose from among endless diverse ways to adapt. This gave us a big survival advantage over all other animals. And I dissected a human brain, so I can tell you it is soft/squishy like jelly; theres no hardwiring in there. Our brain processes dont control us; they are the means by which we control ourselves. It is hard to change, but if we really want to, we can by using wi...


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Green Banana Flour Blueberry Muffins Recipe The Healthy Home Economist

green banana flour blueberry muffinsThe benefits of eating starchy green bananas is making lots of waves in the health community of late. While some diets demonize all things starch, the truth is that it can be a very nourishing food if you get the right kind. The classic blueberry muffins recipe below uses green banana flour for a delicious and easy way to get some into your familys diet! 

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Best of: Break My Stride AGE OF AUTISM

Note: Cathy has the weekend off. She wrote this post this time of year in 2014. By Cathy Jameson All I wanted to do on Thursday was vacuum. At 10pm, as I made my way to bed, I glanced over...


How Long Does It Actually Take to Bake Chicken? Articles

Chicken has been a staple food throughout the world for thousands of years. Its absolutely easy to cook, and can be paired with just about any ingredients to whip up a tasty and fulfilling meal. Whats more, organic pasture-raised chickens are rich in high-quality protein, and are also excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, including:[1],[2]


Pantothenic acid


How the TB12 Method Can Help You Achieve Peak Performance at Any Age Articles

By Dr. Mercola

In this interview, Alex Guerrero, cofounder of TB12 and personal body coach for Tom Brady one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history shares the natural and holistic program he developed with Brady, called the TB12 Method. Tom was told at one point that surgery for one of his injuries was unavoidable. This training method was said to have helped resolve his injury and return to the field, without surgery. 

The pair recently launched The TB12 Method mobile app on iOS, and co-wrote a New York Times best seller book about their philosophy, called The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance. A primary focus of the program is pliability training deep force muscle work that lengthens and softens muscles at the same time those muscles are rhythmically contracted and relaxed. 

I've been practicing this for a little over 20 years now, and when I first started, it was with the idea of just doing some good deep tissue work and helping athletes recover from whatever their injuries were at the time, Guerrero says.

Some of [my] clients would feel better and would go back out and do their training, and then they would hurt themselves again It became a pattern, and at some point I thought, I really need to see what this mechanism of injury really is. And why are they feeling better but not getting better?

As I started to watch them actually train, I realized that everything they were doing, all their biomechanical movements were all learned behavior. The brain was developing more neural pathways as it related to the way they were wanting to move. So, I thought our treatment principles should be based on the same thing.

And if the brain can create neural pathways based on functional movement, then I should be able to do some functional movement during my treatments so that the brain can create more neural pathways for getting better as opposed to just feeling better.

Pliability Training

As he began working on muscle tissues through active ranges of motion, and having the client actively involved in the movement, they not only felt better but actually stopped reinjuring themselves. Thats when he realized that being pliable is different from being flexible...


The Really Weird World Of Smart Meters Natural Blaze

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Probably when those who either question and/or oppose AMI Smart Meters thought the situation couldnt get any more weird than it is regarding misinformation and lack of transparency about the so-called consensus science that dominates technology, medicine, pharmacology and vaccines, the makers of one high-profile Smart Meter, Landis+Gyr seemingly has outdone itself.

The website Blacklisted News featured an article titled Smart Meter Company Landis+Gyr Now Using Copyright To Try To Hide Public Records. What happened to transparency, especially in high tech science? Is there information they dont want the public to know?

As some background information, back in 2016 L+G took some legal action, which was chronicled in the Tech Dirt article Smart Grid Company Demands MuckRock Turn Over Info On Anyone Who Might Have Seen Public Records Docs Involving It.



Letter | We should be looking closer at fluoride facts Fluoride Action Network

FELLOW residents, Im a little worried. Having waded through the National Health and Medical Research Councils (NHMRC) much-touted cornerstone documentation into fluoridation, Ive gone on to research a highly critical review of that reporting prepared by Merilyn Haines of Fluoride Action Network (FAN) Australia. Her review, written in August last year, has identified over 20 major issues that bear greater scrutiny if this 2017 reporting by the NHMRC is be taken seriously by decision-makers. FAN is publicly calling for a Royal Commission into the NHMRC as a result. Dont shoot the messenger.

If these NHMRC products are what state health, the Oberon Health Council and other parties are relying on to push the fluoridation agenda, then I feel there is good reason to worry.  Ignoring established and new scientific data because it fails to pass obviously restrictive entry criteria only fuels the counter-narrative and adds to suspicion; particularly when it is irrefutable data that does not support the official agenda. Theres something definitely not right about this whole affair and decision-makers should carefully consider their next move. The legal repercussions alone should cause concern. If you can chew through it, Mr Mills, and find me a reason not to worry, Ill buy the first two rounds.

The old paradigm of innocuously adding a heavily propagandised industrial waste product to the water supply to medically treat the unwitting population has clearly run its course; as it already has for arsenic, mercury, barium and lead (all of which comes with industrial grade fluoride). The official product S6 Fluorocilic Acid [H2SiF6] and DiSodium Hexafluorosilicate [Na2SiF6] should not be in our bodies at any level. Its useful on the teeth as pharmaceutical grade fluoride only, then spat out! Thats it! (Hint: Poison warning on tube.) Trace amounts, dear people. It accumulates. Nothing nutritious or good about any of these waste products in the body. Time for us all to collectively face the music. Arent we sick enough? When we dwell in truth things only get better.

Chris Freeman

*Original letter published online at


Letters to the editor Letter: Citizens should educate themselves on fluoride Fluoride Action Network

To the editor:

As a dentist with an undergraduate degree in comparative biochemistry and physiology, 30 years studying toxicology, author of a book on preventive dentistry and producer director of 30 public awareness programs as well as a co-author of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) position paper Overexposure to fluoride from all sources, I am heartened by the number of concerned citizens who are referring that IAOMT paper to their city officials. We spent a lot of time and effort to use only the best evidence and lay out our concerns as clearly and in as much detail as we felt the subject needed to fully communicate the impact of systemic exposure to fluoride. The accuracy of the document speaks for itself since its release five months ago not one statement of fact has been refuted. The IAOMT is a nonprofit association of dentists, physicians, research scientists and care providers dedicated to the mission of safe dentistry. The IAOMT was founded in 1984 to address the growing professional awareness with peer-reviewed scientific evidence that many of the commonly used materials in dentistry have an adverse impact on health. Our mission is professional education and public awareness. However, it is only natural that citizens such as Karen Spencer, Linda Wrinn, Lin Chandler and Damon Cummings of Gloucester, Jessica McGovern and Mary Hart Lenhardt of Manchester, and Alan MacMillan of Rockport would find our work useful for beginning conversations with decision makers in their communities. I commend them for their diligent commitment to supporting modern science and public health.

The first question I encourage every responsible decision maker to ask is, how much fluoride from optimally fluoridated municipal water is safe for a bottle-fed infant?

I urge the city leaders in Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester to read the IAOMT position paper and talk to their own knowledgeable citizens; 21st century science has found fluoridated water carries substantial risks and has minimal if any benefits.

DAVID KENNEDY San Diego, California

*Original letter online at


Fluoridation debate continues in Clark County Fluoride Action Network

City officials in central Ohio are considering fluoridating the municipal water supply to combat poor dental health.

The Springfield News-Sun reports Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson urges Springfield city commissioners to allow a referendum vote in November on fluoridating the water supply.

A state Department of Health study says about two-thirds of children in Clark County has experienced tooth decay. Patterson says the chief complaint among patients at Springfield Regional Medical Centers emergency room in 2015 was oral health-related pain.

Patterson says fluoridation is safe and the most effective way to prevent oral health decay.

Opponents of the measure say fluoridation is harmful and the county should instead focus on expanding dental coverage for Medicaid patients.

Ballot initiatives for the November election must be filed by Aug. 8.


Protesters call for ban of modified hydrofluoric acid at Torrance refinery Fluoride Action Network

If that very heavy piece of equipment had gone 5 feet farther, the accident would have released a toxic ground-hugging cloud that could kill people all the way to the beach, said Sally Hayati, with the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance.

The refinery is aware of the communitys concerns. In a statement, the company said the explosion occurred under a previous owner.

Since acquiring the refinery on July 1, 2016, we have been investing in our people, plant and processes to improve the overall safety, reliability and performance, it said.

Protesters said they want the refinery to replace MHF with a less dangerous chemical.

Theres no acceptable level of likelihood for a release of hydrofluoric acid. The consequence is just too great to let there be any chance of having this happen, Vollbracht said.

The refinery said it continues to work closely with the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

*TV report and original article online at


Protesters rally to mark third anniversary of explosion at Torrance refinery Fluoride Action Network

A coalition of sign-wielding environmental activists on Saturday marked the third anniversary of the Feb. 18, 2015, explosion at the Torrance refinery that federal officials said nearly caused a catastrophic release of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid that could have killed and injured thousands. Led by grass-roots group the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance, hundreds of protesters gathered at Columbia Park to renew their call for a ban on the toxic chemical and marched en masse to the nearby refinery on 190th Street.

  • Prior to marching to protest at the PBF Energy refinery, people gather signs at Columbia Park in Torrance on Saturday, Feb 17, 2018. It has been three years since the refinery explosion rocked the neighborhood and now residents are calling for a ban on the use of hydrofluoric acid at the refinery. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributor)
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6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition GreenMedInfo

6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration.  Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body life and death ceaselessly intertwined the miracle of the human body would not exist.

In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies, i.e. healing intention. Today, however, drug-based medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential; to the contrary, they almost always interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied.

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New Utah Law Would Expand Raw Milk Sales From Farms and Markets to Mobile Trucks Natural Blaze

By Michael Maharrey

Yesterday, a Utah Senate committee passed a bill would expand raw milk sales in the state. Passage into law would take an important step toward rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in effect.

Sen. David Hinkins (R-27) and Rep. Marc Roberts (R-67) introduced Senate Bill 108 (SB108) January 23. The legislation would expand existing laws relating to raw milk sales from producer to consumer in the state. Under the proposed law, a milk producer would be able to sell up to 120 gallons of raw milk per month to consumers without meeting stricter requirements under the current law and permitting program, providing certain conditions are met. Under the proposed law, the raw milk could only be sold directly to the consumer on the premises where the milk is produced for household use, not resale. SB108 also includes handling, sanitation and record-keeping requirements for unlicensed producers of raw milk. The milk bottle would have to include the warning This raw milk has not been licensed or inspected by the state of Utah. Raw milk, no matter how carefully produced, may be unsafe.

The proposed law would also allow licensed producers to sell raw milk from a mobile refrigerated truck where the raw milk is maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or a lower temperature.

The Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee...


Prevention Against Gallstones Eat More Foods With Vitamin E Natural Blaze

By Karen Foster

More than 90 percent of the population does not meet their recommended daily allowance of vitamin E. Researchers in Germany led by the University of Kiel found that subjects with gallstone disease had lower blood levels of vitamin E than those who did not have gallstones.

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time. Most gallstones provoke no symptoms at all. On average, symptoms take about eight years to develop.

Vitamin E does everything from ease exercise soreness, treating menstrual pain, preventing cancer and playing a central role in neurological and cardiovascular function. Adequate levels of vitamin E, an essential micronutrient, are especially critical for the very young.

The scientists also found that those with gallstone disease also had a lower alpha-tocopherol/cholesterol ratio than healthy individuals. A similar association was found with gamma-tocopherol levels. However, with the gamma form, the results were not statistically significant.

We observed an inverse association between circulating vitamin E (alpha- and gamma-tocopherol [non-significant]) levels and the prevalence of gallstone diseas...


NJ Hospital Says More Flu Shots Key To Immune System Vaxxter

Its the flu season that simply wont go away. Many people are questioning how hospital workers, such as nurses, are surviving. One New Jersey hospital claims that the more flu shots you get, the better...

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The REAL STORY About the Skeptic Attack on Del BigTree BolenReport

Are We Sick of The Threats, Lies and Misdirection? Opinion by Deplorable Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen The photo at the top of this article is indeed worth a thousand words, for it explains a lot about WHO, and WHAT, attacked Vaxxed producer Del BigTree. Lets explore that WHO, and WHAT.  Yes, the attack was easily repulsed Continue reading The REAL STORY About the Skeptic Attack on Del BigTree

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Dietary phytoestrogens are associated with lower likelihood of hypertension in adults living in the Mediterranean area. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Molecules. 2018 Feb 9 ;23(2). Epub 2018 Feb 9. PMID: 29425149 Abstract Title:  Dietary Phytoestrogen Intake is Inversely Associated with Hypertension in a Cohort of Adults Living in the Mediterranean Area. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Dietary polyphenols, including phytoestrogens are abundantly present in a balanced diet. Evidence for their role in preventing non-communicable diseases is emerging.METHODS: We examined the association between estimated habitual intakes of dietary phytoestrogens and hypertension in a cohort study. The baseline data included 1936 men and women aged 18 years and older. Intakes of total phytoestrogens, isoflavones, and lignans were calculated from validated food frequency questionnaire. Data on the polyphenols content in foods were retrieved from the Phenol-Explorer database.RESULTS: Individuals in the highest quartile of dietary phytoestrogens intake were less likely to be hypertensive (OR: 0.66, 95% CI: 0.44-0.98); moreover, the association showed a significant decreasing trend. Isoflavones and lignans were not associated with lower odds of hypertension; however, some individual compounds, such as biochanin A and pinoresinol showed an independent inverse association with hypertension.CONCLUSIONS: Dietary phytoestrogens are associated with lower likelihood of hypertension in adults living in the Mediterranean area. Future studies are needed to confirm the present findings (i.e., prospective cohort studies) and to better understand the mechanisms underlying such associations.

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Med-Diet adherence might potentially delay the onset of age-related health deterioration and reduce the need of multiple medications. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Nutr Health Aging. 2018 ;22(1):73-81. PMID: 29300425 Abstract Title:  Aging and Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet: Relationship with Cardiometabolic Disorders and Polypharmacy. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (Med-Diet), cardiometabolic disorders and polypharmacy.DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.SETTING: Geriatrics outpatient clinic, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome.PARTICIPANTS: 508 patients (219 male, 289 female) aged 50 to 89 who were evaluated for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.METHODS AND MEASUREMENTS: Patients underwent a comprehensive medical assessment including medical history and the use of medications. Adherence to Med-Diet was assessed using the validated Med-Diet 14-item questionnaire; for the analysis, patients were divided in high (8) and medium-low (

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Pumpkin seed oil prevents the high fat diet induced obesity by altering the markers important to lipid metabolism. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2017 Oct 19:1-4. Epub 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29047298 Abstract Title:  Anti obese potential of Cucurbita maxima seeds oil: effect on lipid profile and histoarchitecture in high fat diet induced obese rats. Abstract:  In this study, we made an attempt to evaluate the potential of Cucurbita maxima seeds oil (CSO) against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity in rats. We investigated the effect of CSO (100 mg/kg body weight) supplementation over 30 days on the changes of HFD-induced obese rats in body weight, biochemical parameters and lipid profile as well as investigated the effects of CSO on the histopathological changes. Oral administration with CSO revealed significant diminution in body weight gain, glucose and insulin levels, which altered the activity of lipid profile and restored the pathological alterations. It demonstrated that CSO had considerably altered these parameters when evaluated with HFD control rats. In conclusion, this study established that CSO prevents the HFD-inducedobesity by altering the markers important to lipid metabolism.

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Sulfuryl Fluoride: Car dealers versus the stink bug Fluoride Action Network

Note from FAN: Sulfuryl Fluoride is a highly neurotoxic fumigant (see health effects). The molecular formula is:

Tauranga MP and National Party leadership prospect Simon Bridges has been called on to tackle the nasty brown marmorated stink bug.

The bug has spread to the United States and Europe from Asia. Theyre hard to see, hard to kill, travel far and breed fast.

The Ministry of Primary Industries considers them to be a damaging economic pest and a significant household nuisance.

Now the stink bug is threatening to bring the New Zealand used Japanese car trade to its knees. Jono Allen of Tauranga Cars says compliance shops are empty with staff standing around and panel and paint shops, vehicle groomers, car stereo installers are all similarly affected.

This affects hundreds if not thousands of businesses nationwide and is costing the country huge amounts of lost revenue every day.

After the discovery of the brown marmorated stink bug, four ships carrying used cars from Japanese have been turned away from Ports of Auckland.

These boats have several thousand Japanese used vehicles on-board destined for New Zealand marketplace. They are currently in limbo as Australia has refused them to berth to have Fumigation with Sulfuryl Fluoride performed. Because of this the industry is grinding to a stand-still.

And Jono Allen has told Simon Bridges that the industry needs his help.

We need immediate action from the Minister of Primary Industries to allow Sulfuryl Fluoride to be used in New Zealand ports to treat these boats, says Jono.

There are many other vessels on their way from Japan and they will probably be affected too.

He has told Simon Bridges that every day that goes by means lost incomes, lost revenue and potentially lost jobs.

This is a serious national issue which requires your immediate attention. Please support our local motor industry.

The bug can be eliminated with heat treatment but thats not practicable with the volume of cars involved. Jono says the only other solution is to fumigate with Sulfuryl Fluoride.

The issue is that this product cannot be used in New Zealand territory and needs to be imported. And Australia will not allow the vessels to berth to have the treatment carried out and the fumigation companies are wary of doing the fumigation at sea.

*Original article online at https://www.sunlive...

Thursday, 15 February


Fluoride amendment bill to give power to DHBs Fluoride Action Network

The Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill is currently at its second reading in parliament, but American Professor Paul Connett says fluoride damages the brain and hell present his findings to parliament this month.

The biggest concern today is the fluoride damages the brain, weve got over 300 animal studies and human studies and 51 out of 58 studies have found lowered IQ in villages with high fluoride compared with villages with low fluoride, says Connett.

Hes an emeritus professor at the Environmental Chemistry at St Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Hes here visiting different parts of the country spreading his anti-flouride message.

Connett will be presenting against the Health Flouridation Water Bill amendment which will allow DHBs to make decisions and give directions about the fluoridation of drinking water in their communities.

Ive been brought here from FAN (Flouride Action Network) to talk to communities which are not flouridated at the moment because there is a bill going through parliament which will essentially make flouridation mandatory so even though youve been able to keep flouridation out of Napier for years, you could find suddenly that youre forced to flouridate.

The Ministry of Health says there is strong international and New Zealand evidence from over 60 years that tell us that there are no health risks associated with community water fluoridations at the levels used in New Zealand.

Fluoride is present in major cities like Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and in a few water supplies in smalltown New Zealand but  MOH say levels here comply with World Health Organisation standards.

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