Category Archives: Health

Granny Spears ~ ‘Herbology’

When we got married Ernie was bringing home about £1 17s 6d.

Now this was long before we went decimal so in todays money that would be about £1.25 a week, a couple of dollars to you Tess.

Now, although everyone thinks that we have always had free healthcare in the UK that’s not so. A visit to the doctor when we got married amounted to just over half a months pay so it was pretty much out of the question if we wanted to eat. The National Health Service got started in the late 1940′s, before then we had to pay.

Unless it was especially serious we relied on remedies passed down to us over the years, and most of the things we used involved plants, with the occasional bee added for good measure!  Usually, someone local had what you needed if you didn’t grow it yourself.

I went to teach the kids crochet again on Monday and we got around to the old days and ended up talking about plants. One of the girls said she really enjoyed her lesson in ‘herbology’. None of us knew if it was a real word, but we liked it so we decided to stick with it.

As an aside, the crochet is going great but I have a feeling I am going to be inundated with scarves and knee rugs this Christmas.

Right, back to herbology…

Honey

We used honey a lot back then, far more than most people use it now for medicinal purposes. We stored lumps of honeycomb in jars and the honey would collect at the bottom of the jar. A spoonful when you had a sore throat helped and it was one ‘medicine’ the children never minded. Continue reading

Christina Sarich ~ Kiss Your Grass-Fed Beef Goodbye! GMO Grass About To Be Approved

“While Jim Hagedorn, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, is likely doing a happy promenade, those who love their grass-fed beef and rely upon it as a healthier source of meat can kiss it goodbye.” – C Sarich

While many of us rely on grass-fed beef as a source of healthful, properly raised meat, that option of healthy eating may just move down a peg. Why? Not because cattle may have to switch to GM grain, but rather because cattle may be forced to indulge in genetically modified grass.

The Scotts ‘Miracle-Gro’ Company which created genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass has announced that it will conduct field trials at the homes of Scotts’ employees. What’s more, they can do so without any government oversight because there are no laws that prohibit or limit the planting of GMO grass.

We already know that RoundUp ready crops have been linked (retracted, but read more on that here) via independent peer reviewed studies to inflammatory, genotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic, and endocrine disrupting diseases, as well as infertility. RoundUp also chelates important minerals from the body, robbing you of your good health. Continue reading

Jonathan Turley ~ China Will Soon Be Able To Import Cooked Chicken Into U.S. Without Labels Of Origin

ChickenChinaThe Obama Administration has quietly opened up the U.S. market to Chinese chicken – a move that alarms some public interest groups. Many consumers avoid China foods, including pet foods, due to a long series of contaminated and poisoned products coming from that country. Now the U.S. will allow four Chinese poultry plants to send processed chicken to American markets while hiding their origin. The problem is that by cooking the chicken, China can avoid new country-of-origins labels (COOL) at delis and other stores — resulting in consumers eating Chinese food products without knowing it.

The Chinese plants passed inspection and will be able to start processing chicken that has been slaughtered in the U.S. or other countries. This follows a hold on the operation after outbreaks of bird flu occurred this year in China, causing human illness and death. Continue reading

Jon Rappoport ~ There Are 2 Other MMR Vaccine Whistleblowers

“Major media consider this a non-story, on the level of a can of overflowing garbage on a quiet street corner. Well, they have to consider it a non-story. If they reported it and pressed it, they would fracture the pillars of the entire vaccine establishment.” – J Rappoport

We all know about CDC whistleblower William Thompson now.

On August 27, he released a statement through his lawyer, Rick Morgan, in which he admitted research fraud.

Thompson confessed he and his co-authors cooked the data in a key 2004 study, thereby exonerating the MMR vaccine from any connection to autism.

But what about Stephen Kraling and Joan Wlochowski?

Who?

They’re two former Merck virologists who filed a qui tam suit against Merck, the manufacturer of the very same MMR vaccine.

The suit claims Merck defrauded the US government by selling the vaccine, under a federal contract, when Merck knew the mumps component of the vaccine was far less effective than advertised.

Of course, Merck disputed this claim, but on September 5th, Judge Jones, of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, gave the green light for the suit to move forward.

Kraling and Wlochowski assert several levels of Merck fraud:

To achieve a slam-dunk success, Merck tested the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine against the version of the virus in the vaccine, rather than against the natural mumps virus a person would catch in the real world.

Merck irrelevantly and deceptively added animal antibodies to the test results, thus giving the false appearance of strong human immune response to the vaccine.

On top of that, Merck faked the quantitative results of the tests to which the animal antibodies had been added.

Here is where these two Merck whistleblowers and Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, intersect: in 2004, Thompson wrote a letter to CDC Director, Julie Gerberding, warning her that he was about to present troubling and sensitive data about the MMR vaccine at an upcoming conference on vaccines and autism.

Thompson’s meaning was clear. He had found a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Gerberding never answered his letter, and Thompson’s presentation at that conference was canceled.

Gerberding left the CDC in 2009.

She is now…

the president of Merck Vaccines, the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine.

Major media consider this a non-story, on the level of a can of overflowing garbage on a quiet street corner.

Well, they have to consider it a non-story. If they reported it and pressed it, they would fracture the pillars of the entire vaccine establishment.

SF Source JonRappoport  Sept 24 2014

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Christina Sarich ~ 4 Ways To Protect The Liver From Prescription Drug Damage

“A healthy liver is the foundation for a healthy body.” – C Sarich

There are hundreds of pharmaceuticals which can cause acute liver damage, and others which are definitely not kind to this extremely important organ of the body (which is in charge of over 500 bodily functions). Many people eschew prescription drugs altogether due to bodily damage like this, but if you are still weaning yourself from the traditional medicinal paradigm or you must take a prescription drug for some other reason, here are 4 ways to protect your liver since it becomes highly compromised when taking most pharmaceuticals.

(Just don’t forget to confirm with your doctor that the following will not negatively interact with any medications you may be taking).

1. Milk Thistle

MilkThistleUsed for over 2000 years as a medicinal herb, namely for liver, kidney and gallbladder problems, milk thistle is a must-have for any liver cleanse diet. This herb has been helpful in protecting it from other medications due to a flavonoid called silymarin and can even protect the liver from over-the counter Tylenol. Milk Thistle is also a super-powered antioxidant which protects the body from oxidative stress damage.
One of the ways in which milk thistle protects liver cells is by preventing a reduction in the concentration of glutathione in the body. This is an amino-acid like compound which neutralizes toxins. In many studies, milk thistle has been shown to increase glutathione levels by more than 35%. This compound is so helpful to the body that it actually alters the outer membranes of cells, making them impervious to many toxins that would otherwise find their way into the cell, while promoting the formation of newer, healthier cells to replace old, tired ones. Continue reading

Carolanne Wright ~ Vitamin C For Taming Tension, Burning Fat, And Much More

Science Daily reports that a team at the University of Alabama (Huntsville) found that rats who were fed 200 mg/day vitamin C experienced reduced levels of plasma stress hormones, as well as lowered indicators of physical and emotional stress.” – C Wright

If you have undesirable fat around your midsection or would like to support cardiovascular health or reduce diabetic symptoms, vitamin C can help. Not only does it improve stamina, boost immunity, lessen stress response and curtail inflammation, but it also encourages insulin sensitivity and lowers concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) — a biomarker which suggests heart disease risk.

A case in point is research from the University of California (Berkeley), which found participants who took approximately 500 milligrams of vitamin C each day experienced a 24 percent drop in plasma CRP levels after two months of the protocol. According to a press release:

“C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation, and there is a growing body of evidence that chronic inflammation is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease,” said Gladys Block, UC Berkeley professor of epidemiology and public health nutrition and lead author of the study. “If our finding of vitamin C’s ability to lower CRP is confirmed through other trials, vitamin C could become an important public health intervention.”

As a defense against infection or injury, the body triggers inflammatory cytokines, which then prompts the production of CRP by the liver. The researchers are unsure as to how vitamin C is able to lower CRP levels but suspect that the mechanism might be the suppression of cytokine production. Continue reading

Arjun Walia ~ 6 Notoriously Misleading Food Terms Used To Trick Consumers

“. . . be very wary of the labels on your food. Pick and choose with caution, do some research and select foods with awareness. Don’t just believe everything you read at a grocery store.” A Walia

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Our modern day food industry has become quite the debacle, with chemicals being sprayed all over our fruits and vegetables, to genetically modifying to processed food. As a result, the world has seen a large resistance to modern day food practices, and the resistance continues to grow, and for good reason.

The marches against Monsanto over the past few years are a perfect example of that, where millions of people all across the globe gathered to protest the existence and agricultural practices of the biotech giant.

There are also numerous studies available that justify the critical questioning of our food industry, and as many of us know, there are corporations out there that are willing to do anything, including lie, if it means that their product will continue to generate a large profit.

One way they do this is through false labeling, where the label doesn’t truly represent the truth about the food itself. Below are six commonly abused food industry terms that are used to mislead and trick consumers.

1 – Natural

One of the biggest scams out there is the so called “natural” label we commonly see on food products. Truth is, a lot of the food products with this label are FAR from natural. They may still be GMO, and they are probably still covered with pesticides. They may contain growth hormones, antibiotics and may be processed. Does this sound natural to you? Adding the “natural” label to food products increases profitability by lying to consumers. Continue reading

Deane Alban ~ Ways To Improve Memory And Live Longer With Music

“Singing, dancing, listening to music, and playing music can all add years to your life and life to your years.” – D Alban

We intuitively know what scientists are now proving – that music helps you remember, get smarter, and live longer.

Let’s take a look at how music helps us remember, how music is being used to rehabilitate the brain, and how it can lead to a longer, happier life. Plus, we’ve got two fun videos that will have you dancing in the aisles!

Music Is in Our Genes

All cultures have music. The oldest known musical instrument is a 40,000 year old flute carved from a bone.

Music has been universally used to help people remember language and stories significant to that culture. A remnant of that is teaching our children nursery rhymes.

It appears we are genetically programmed to respond to music. Babies in the womb react differently to music they like and don’t like.

Young brains that are exposed to music build more neural pathways, possibly leading to higher intelligence. One popular study found listening to Mozart led to higher scores on intelligence tests.

Findings like this led to a theory called the “Mozart effect”. Playing Mozart to babies before and after birth was believed to make them smarter. While this concept has fallen out of favor with the scientific community, many people are still convinced of its worth.

How Music Effects the Brain

Albert Einstein attributed his great intelligence to playing the violin and would turn to music when he needed help solving a problem.

Albert Einstein attributed his great intelligence to playing the violin and would turn to music when he needed help solving a problem.

Listening to music is complicated. It’s said to be one of the few activities that requires using both sides of the brain simultaneously.

The creative right side of the brain resonates with the melody, harmony, and pitch, while the left side analyzes changes in frequency, rhythm, and intensity.

We play music and then the music plays us, bringing our emotions to the surface.

Listening to music can lead to improved focus, memory and attention, language skills, and physical coordination. Continue reading

Ethan A. Huff ~ CDC Owns Patent On Ebola Virus; Agency To Collect Royalties On All Future Ebola Vaccines

“This fight, of course, is more of a commercial endeavor rather than a humanitarian one, as evidenced by the various partnerships involved. Gates, Monsanto and others quietly invest “seed” money to initiate product development; the government and media play along by hyping whatever crisis is needed to generate demand for the product; and at just the right time, the vaccine is launched and millions are subjected to it.”  – E Huff

As the Ebola crisis rages on, details about who the stakeholders are in this global disease operation have emerged — and yes, the U.S. government is one of them. Dave Hodges from The Common Sense Show reports that none other than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Monsanto all stand to gain from this manufactured Ebola crisis and the vaccines that were already being developed for it nearly 10 years ago.

In the second part of a three-part series on Ebola, Hodges warns that mandatory vaccinations are definitely on the agenda, with the CDC expected to generate large returns on investment for each one administered. The agency apparently owns the patent not only on the original Ebola strain, as it was supposedly “discovered” back in the 1970s, but also on all future Ebola strains that might emerge in the future.

Vaccine company has $140 million contract with Department of Defense to develop Ebola jab

This patent, which Hodges recently posted on his website, reveals that the CDC claims ownership over Ebola, meaning it can also claim royalties on the distribution and sale of Ebola vaccines. The DoD is also in on the scam, having contracted with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a leading RNA interference therapeutics developer, to develop a vaccine for Ebola.

But this is hardly a recent development — the government has been working with multinational corporations like Tekmira to develop vaccines for Ebola since prior to 2006, long before the current outbreak. Bill Gates has also invested heavily in the development of such vaccines, footing $50 million in “aid” to the United Nations to “fight Ebola.”

This fight, of course, is more of a commercial endeavor rather than a humanitarian one, as evidenced by the various partnerships involved. Gates, Monsanto and others quietly invest “seed” money to initiate product development; the government and media play along by hyping whatever crisis is needed to generate demand for the product; and at just the right time, the vaccine is launched and millions are subjected to it.

NIH holds all patents on Ebola vaccines

In this case, both the CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are among the key players in promoting the Ebola vaccine. While the CDC owns the patent on Ebola itself, the NIH owns the patent on Ebola vaccines. As it turns out, the NIH has collaborated with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), a division of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Crucell, another vaccine developer, to commercialize an Ebola vaccine in the very near future.

This agreement dates back more than a decade, with Crucell entering Phase I clinical trials for said vaccine back in 2006. Several years later, the NIH and NIAID awarded Crucell with further funding to advance the development of a multivalent filovirus vaccine to treat not only Ebola but other similar viral infections that cause severe hemorrhagic fever in both humans and nonhuman primates.

“The work on an Ebola virus [vaccine], sanctioned by the holder of the patent for the vaccine, the NIH… has been ongoing since 2004 with clinical trials in 2006,” wrote Hodges. “This explains why the CDC and the NIH are bringing Ebola patients into the country to treat. The moment that an Ebola patient crosses the U.S. border, they become the intellectual property of the CDC, NIH and Bill and Melinda Gates!”

You can read Part I of Hodges’ report on Ebola, the CDC and the plan to vaccinate the entire world against Ebola here: TheCommonSenseShow.com.

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SF Source NaturalNews  Sept 19 2014