'Now that the world has been put on notice about Ebola, it’s time to try facts instead of scare tactics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the primary reporting agency on case numbers and deaths.
Taking their stats with a few grains of salt, but recognizing that mainstream accounts come from WHO, here is their July 25 update, “Ebola Virus Disease, West Africa”:
1201 total cases. 672 deaths. These numbers cover Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia—the Ebola focus areas.
Looking a little deeper, we see that WHO divides each number into categories: “confirmed,” “probable,” and “suspected.”'
'I would be willing to bet that most of us live life day to day without giving one thought about our digestion and its effect on our health. Am I right?
Our digestive system is probably one of the most important functions keeping us in tip top shape. The digestive system plays a critical role in our health and we really need to take care of it.'
"Those that have attempted to convince the world that the Sun, the Earth's primary source of energy and life causes cancer, have done so with malicious intent to deceive the masses into retreating from the one thing that can prevent disease." -- Dave Mihalovic, Naturopathic Doctor
Truth is, we've been systematically lied to about the sun and skin cancer for years. This video presentation explains fully. How many know that there is no definitive proof that the sun alone causes skin cancer?"
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"Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle? You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you can imagine.
The internet is one of the last frontiers for truth, informing and educating billions on why our systems of health, agriculture, medicine and many other areas we depend on are failing us. The reason they're failing us is because corrupt governments, corporations and the media are constantly feeding us lies on a daily basis, which through repetition, the public eventually accepts as truth."
'Fatigue is one of the most common problems I see in my primary care clinic. Many of those with autoimmune diseases struggle with it every day, but even people who don’t suffer from a chronic disease often complain of fatigue, relying on caffeine to get them through the afternoon.
What people don’t often realize is that fatigue may be related to more than sleep deprivation. In my experience, it’s often a symptom of depleted and starved mitochondria. The reason for depleted and starved mitochondria is frequently an insufficiently nutrient-dense diet, exacerbated by the nutrient-depleting effects of medication.
In other words, the medication you take, along with your dietary choices, can be what is actually keeping you exhausted.'
'A daughter tells the arduous caretaker story of managing her mother's final stages of Alzheimer's by getting her on medical marijuana and off pharmaceuticals. Her mother arrived at her Oregon home in really bad shape with Alzheimer's with a prognosis of six months to live.'
Gary Wenk, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at OSU, told TIME, "I've been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective."'
This Is How Doctors Improperly and Unnecessarily Label Millions With High Blood Pressure To Prescribe Medication
'There are millions of people who are currently being misclassified as having high blood pressure, when in fact findings show that these people are not actually more likely to die prematurely than those with 'normal' blood pressure. In addition, what used to be classified as normal or high-normal blood pressure (a systolic pressure of 120-139 mm Hg and diastolic pressure of 80-89 mm Hg) is now categorized as prehypertension.'
'The myth persists that high fat foods gunk up your arteries and pad your hips. But it's just not true especially when it comes to the highest fat fruit on the planet – the avocado (Persea americana).
In fact, science gives high marks to avocados when it comes to protecting your heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Recently the HASS Avocado Board commissioned a review of the studies on avocados and their nutrients.
The review cites 125 studies and other sources supporting the actual and potential health properties of avocados. They contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals, fats, and phytochemicals. Just one-half an avocado (about 68 grams) contains the following nutrients:'
'Vegetable, herb, and seed sales are booming, courtesy of a new wave of consumers who are not only concerned about the quality of their food, but who also recognize the physical, mental, and even spiritual benefits of connecting with nature.
Modern living has driven a concrete wedge between us and the natural world, and many are starting to connect the dots, recognizing that a connection with the land is important for health, fitness, happiness, and overall well being.
A previous CNN Health article lists a number of the health benefits associated with gardening, spanning from stress relief to improved brain health, better nutrition and, of course, exercise.'
'Green tea may well be the healthiest drink on the planet. For many, the tea and its extracts hold great promise as potential treatments for cancer. But scientists had never identified how green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer.
Now researchers from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center have figured out how green tea works.
In a study published online by the journal Metabolomics[i] they explain how an active constituent in green tea changes the metabolism of cancer cells.
The researchers found that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful antioxidant found in green tea, affects enzymes critical to the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells.'
'ARE YOU TIRED and worn out? Do you have sore muscles, fatigue, and brain fog? If so, you might have metabolic burnout!
Imagine if you could find a way to tune up your metabolism, increase your energy levels, think clearly, and feel less achy. Imagine if you could prevent diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.
Imagine if you could heal fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Imagine if you could get to the roots of aging, slow the whole process, and eliminate most age-related diseases.
These aren’t just fantasies.
All these things are possible–if you give yourself a metabolic tune-up.'
'It's an embarrassing fact, but more than half of dieticians think folic acid is naturally found in foods. It isn't and never was. Only folate is found in foods such as lentils, beans, spinach and other greens.
The body does not metabolize folic acid in the same way it does folate. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and Newcastle University have confirmed that the body processes synthetically-produced folic acid differently to the natural counterpart found in vegetables.
This leads to unmetabolized folic acid circulating in the bloodstream which is eventually metabolized by the liver, but the process is slow, inefficient and possibly toxic.'
'Research from Italy's University of Chieti-Pescara has found that a patented pine bark extract significantly treats Meniere's disease.
What is Meniere's Disease?Ménière's disease is a type of vertigo caused by a condition of the inner ear, discovered by the French doctor, Prosper Ménière in the mid-nineteenth century.
Dr. Ménière found the vertigo disorder, which produces a low-pitched tinnitus of varying intensity depending upon the person and the degree of the condition; can eventually result in a complete loss of hearing.
Symptoms include periodic headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting along with vertigo attacks that can last hours to weeks.'
'Coenzyme Q10, known as CoQ10, is highly regarded as a super antioxidant. But is it for real? CoQ10 gets a lot of good press, but it's not cheap. So to buy and try or not to buy and try is the question. Not all supplements live up to their reputation, and not all supplements are right for everyone. Let's examine CoQ10 a bit.
What it is and isn't
CoQ10 is not a magic bullet. It is an important compound that our bodies produce, but production declines as we age. It functions best in conjunction with a decent diet and other quality supplements. Foods such as organic organ meats, oily fish, spinach, peanuts, and whole grains provide some CoQ10.'
'Here’s what Dr. Allen Levin says about this topic: “Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.” In his book, The Topic of Cancer: When the Killing Has to Stop, Dick Richards cites a number of autopsy studies which have shown that cancer patients actually died from conventional treatments before the tumor had a chance to kill them.
Just think about it…'
'Are you still buying all of your seasoning mixes at the store? It is so simple and cost effective to make your own blends.
For many of these recipes, you may even have all of the ingredients in your spice cupboard already. Store bought seasoning blends are chocked full of chemicals, additives and a lot of times even hidden gluten. Skip the additives and save money!'
'Including high-cholesterol foods as part of a healthy diet may not be the poor dietary choice we have all been told it is, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. It turns out that cholesterol actually helps increase production of an important component of the nervous system that facilitates proper nerve cell communication, and prevents the onset of brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.'
The Persecution of Maryanne Godboldo: Detroit Prosecutors Still Going After Mom Who Refused to Drug Her Daughter
'On March 24, 2011, the Maryanne Godboldo case garnered international headlines when images of a battle-ready SWAT team, tanks and a helicopter, were unleashed upon a Detroit mother for refusing to administer a dangerous and potentially lethal antipsychotic drug to her daughter.
The illegal seizure of the then 13-year old caused a firestorm of press and public outcry. By December 11th, 2011, nine months and numerous court battles later, Godboldo was acquitted of all charges based on the unconstitutional and illegal seizure of the child.
But Detroit prosecutors seemed hell bent on making an example of Maryanne Godboldo, attempting and failing twice in the last few months to prosecute her. Last Friday, July 11th, 2014, there was loud applause in the court when Judge Gregory Bill reaffirmed the dismissal of criminal charges against the Detroit mother for a second time this year.'
'Great news for chocolate lovers. Studies show that dark, raw, chocolate with the high cacao content (minimum 70%) can have many positive health effects. Here are just some of the reasons you should eat more.
All chocolate is not created equally. Here we discuss the benefit of dark chocolate. The darker the chocolate, with less sugar, milk, and other ingredients, the closer it is to cacao.
A content of at least 70% to 90% cacao in dark chocolate is both tasty and healthy. (Milk chocolate contains milk, which negates any health benefits, emulsifiers and high amounts of added sugar). Some of the major cheap chocolate producers have been found to be using child slaves in Africa to pick cacao, so opt for fairtrade and organic wherever possible.'
'Your doctor says you don’t need treatment, but could he or she be wrong?
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by cells in the front part of the pituitary gland. This tiny area in the brain regulates the key endocrine function of the thyroid gland by stimulating production of thyroxin, the main thyroid hormone.
TSH is the main hormone tested by your doctor to determine if your thyroid gland is functioning properly. Too much TSH means the pituitary gland is trying to get a sluggish thyroid gland to work better. Too little means there is enough thyroxin in your body so TSH remains low until more is needed.
If the TSH is too high you have a condition called hypothyroidism, or an under-functioning thyroid gland. If it’s extremely low, you have an overactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism.'
'I have a t-shirt that says, “The revolution will not be pasteurized”. On the back it says “Drink raw milk.” I wear it proudly because I believe so strongly in the health benefits of drinking raw, unpasteurized milk. (You can get one from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund — click here.)
Pasteurization: Killing Bugs in Pathogenic MilkWhen I learned about the history of milk, I was surprised to find out that pasteurization began as a way to kill pathogens (bad bacteria) in milk from unhealthy cows in some of America’s first factory farms.
These were cows being fed a grain mash leftover from whiskey distilleries in the late 1800s. The milk was so tainted, it was blue. They had to add chalk to make it white. No wonder the infant mortality rate shot up to 50% in cities where the poor were feeding this milk to their infants. (Source: The Untold Story Of Milk by Dr. Ron Schmid)'
'According to medical studies, it is estimated that over 60% of the population suffers from one form of food allergies or sensitivities. I'm not talking about the traditional food allergy associated with a constriction of the throat, a rash, or immediate digestive issues. Instead, over half of us are affected with a 'silent' food allergy that goes undiagnosed.
These allergies can lead to: headaches (including migraines), joint pain, arthritis, hyperactivity, skin rashes, asthma, dry cough, wheezing, diarrhea, kidney damage and elevated liver enzymes. Food allergies can make you feel lethargic, sleepy, or low in energy, especially after eating. They can also be responsible for mood swings and cravings. And worst of all, unexplained weight-gain!'
Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs
‘While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture must be so proud of their deeds, after they forced Joe and Brenda Golimbieski, the owners of Hill High Dairy and Jenny Samuelson, the owner of My Family Co-op, to dump out 248 gallons of milk, to break 100 dozen eggs, and to destroy an undisclosed amount of fresh cream, butter and cheese.’