Archive for November, 2010


Urgent call for action, last chance to defeat S 510 Food

Safety Modernization Act

Monday, November 29, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=4DE6C8796B51029DD574A1EEB930D610

http://www.naturalnews.com/030561_Senate_Bill_510_Food_Safety.html

Take the time to check out these websites, it will clarify how important this act is for your well being. Act now to protect yourself, your family, your grandchildren and world health. Do your part and sign the petition  or make the phone call, just take some kind of action to save your food chain before it is too late.

I am going to go back a bit in time here:

Albert Einstein

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

I love Albert! Land of the free? I am glad I live in Canada although what the US does effects us all, especially the FDA and the US government. Who is overseeing their decisions by the way? We need world government!

I am in awe that it has come to this. The government wants to control your chemical intake through food, drugs, inoculations, cosmetics, personal grooming and skin care. Not to mention the chemicals that are sprayed on the ground, in the air or in your home as paint or cleaning products. Now they want to control your right to natural information. Will they not stop until there isn’t a natural product or green spot left on earth?

I don’t think Mike Adams is too far off with his zombie videos. This is serious folks and we need to step up and take action before it is too late. Our children need us to protect their future.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts.

Government could shut down alternative health websites

Where is all this going? Today the U.S. government is targeting websites focused on copyright violations, but if the public tolerates this government-sponsored censorship of the web, it’s only a matter of time before these government powers are expanded to control the content of the internet.

Read the whole story at: http://www.naturalnews.com/030542_censorship_internet.html

The lyrics reveal the truth about dangers of vaccines

Here are some of the lyrics to “Vaccine Zombie”:

Standin’ in line for the vaccine shot
Hope I get mine cause believe it or not
I think I might die less I take what they got
My brain’s too fried so I give it no thought, no thought

Cause the FDA said it’s safe for me
The drug companies claim that it’s made for me
And the government, they gonna pay for me
It’s not too late for me, is it?

Now it’s my turn to be injected.
They say it’s gonna hurt but I’ll be protected.
When they give the word I do as I’m directed.
I’m not the kind of person to do something unexpected

I do everything the doctors tell me
Swallow all those pills they sell me
I’m afraid that germs might kill me!
Vaccine zombie, zombie

I forgot how to think for myself
I don’t understand a thing about health
I do the same as everyone else
I’m a vaccine zombie, zombie

… see the complete lyrics (there are a lot more) at www.VaccineZombie.com

Great studies that are thrown on the back burner.

PubMed

Food Chem Toxicol. 2002 Aug;40(8):1113-7.

Micronutrients and genomic stability: a new

paradigm for recommended dietary allowances

(RDAs).

Fenech M.

CSIRO Health Sciences and Nutrition, PO Box 10041, Gouger Street, BC, SA, 5000, Adelaide, Australia. michael.fenech@hsn.csiro.au

Abstract

Diet as a key factor in determining genomic stability is more important than previously imagined because we now know that it impacts on all relevant pathways, namely exposure to dietary carcinogens, activation/detoxification of carcinogens, DNA repair, DNA synthesis and apoptosis. Current recommended dietary allowances for vitamins and minerals are based largely on the prevention of diseases of deficiency such as scurvy in the case of vitamin C. Because diseases of development, degenerative disease and aging itself are partly caused by damage to DNA it seems logical that we should focus better our attention on defining optimal requirements of key minerals and vitamins for preventing damage to both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. To date, our knowledge on optimal micronutrient levels for genomic stability is scanty and disorganised. However, there is already sufficient evidence to suggest that marginal deficiencies in folate, vitamin B12, niacin and zinc impact significantly on spontaneous chromosome damage rate. The recent data for folate and vitamin B12 in humans with respect to micronucleus formation in blood and epithelial cells provide compelling evidence of the important role of these micronutrients in maintenance of genome integrity and the need to revise current RDAs for these micronutrients based on minimisation of DNA damage. Appropriately designed in vitro studies and in vivo placebo controlled trials with dose responses using a complementary array of DNA damage biomarkers are required to define recommended dietary allowances for genomic stability. Furthermore these studies would have to be targeted to individuals with common genetic polymorphisms that alter the bioavailability of specific micronutrients and the affinity of specific key enzymes involved in DNA metabolism for their micronutrient co-factor. That there is a need for an international collaborative effort to establish RDAs for genomic stability is self-evident.

PMID: 12067572 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Article from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12067572

Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all

surgeries are medically unjustified and how

surgeons exploit patients to generate profits

Friday, October 07, 2005 by: Alexis Black, citizen journalist

Women are at an especially high risk of unnecessary

surgery

Women may be at an especially high risk for unwarranted operations, since hysterectomies and Cesarean sections also top the list of “overprescribed and unnecessary” surgeries. Of the approximately 750,000 hysterectomies performed each year, 90 percent are unnecessary, writes Goldberg in Alternative Medicine, making the removal of a woman’s uterus one of the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries. And the risk that comes with an unwarranted hysterectomy is high. “Each year 750,000 hysterectomies are performed and 2,500 women die during the operation. These are not sick women, but healthy women who go into the hospital and do not come out,” says Dr. Herbert Goldfarb, a gynecologist and assistant clinical professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, in Null’s Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing

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Women are also frequently subjected to Caesarean sections they don’t really need. With an estimated 920,000 Cesarean births performed each year, the Cesarean has become the “most common major surgery in America” and it is four times more likely a woman will give birth via cesarean section today than it was in 1970, according to The Medical Racket by Martin L. Gross. Women are also at special risk for receiving unwarranted surgeries because of the results of a mammogram, since the high rate of false positives in mammography often leads to invasive procedures. Women who do not even have cancer to begin with are treated for breast cancer, Goldberg writes. That’s right: These women’s bodies are carved up and altered and they aren’t even sick. So why does this happen?

Needless surgeries mean higher profits for doctors and hospitals

It may seem unfathomable to think a doctor could be so careless as to perform an operation that doesn’t need to be done, but it has been happening for years, from the more minor routinely- performed tonsillectomies of the past to the invasive heart procedures, hysterectomies, back surgeries and more of today. “(T)he reality is that unnecessary surgery, whether performed by doctors who operate out of ignorance, self-delusion, or simple greed has long plagued medicine and today still reaches epidemic proportions.” writes Gross. It may be hard to stomach the idea that doctors are capable of operating out of greed for more money, but some feel that is exactly what is happening. “American physicians are generally way too eager to use the surgeon’s knife to carve up and chop out whatever they think is ailing you, at great expense to you and great profit to them and the hospitals they work for,” write Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins in Prescription Alternatives.

More information for unnecessary surgery. Please read the full article at:

http://www.naturalnews.com/012291.html

It is quite bizarre, I had my own experience a couple of months ago. My gynecologist sent to another gynecologist for a consult for something he doesn’t do and she wanted to give me a complete hysterectomy within the first 10 minutes. I told her I liked my parts and I wanted to keep them, I just wanted to know if there was any concern from my pain.

After the second visit she realized that I just wanted to know what was going on and if I had cancer or not.  The tests came back negative but she still recommend removal of my right ovary and take some other things out (don’t get it, it was removed when I was 18). I opted out, went back to Dr Pettle and he said that the herbals I am taking will take care of the cyst and the pain I have. I trust him because he got rid of them before without surgery or dangerous drugs like the Lupron. The pain is getting better and eventually I think it will disappear with time.

My opinion is that I don’t think I needed my ovary  removed when I was 18 and I don’t think they needed to give me the toxic drug Lupron to get rid of a cyst either. We can heal from the inside with the right direction.

Personally, I believe that my cysts come from dairy products but that is just my opinion of what it does in my body. I know dairy gives me a lot of mucous throughout my body, arthritis and I have trouble breathing. I am lactose intolerant as well.

I found some excellent sources for drug, food and herbal interactions. Many sources deep within the first website. Dalhouse University, College of Pharmacy:

http://dir.pharmacy.dal.ca/drugprobinteraction.php

http://www.myoptumhealth.com/portal/DrugGuide/Recalls+and+Alerts

http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php

http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/

http://www.drugdigest.org

More proof for my fight again Lupron! It had my heart beating at 41 bpm, I am so lucky to be here! Isn’t it great that they introduced these drugs back into the public? Don’t you feel safe now that these warnings are included in that fine print that you can’t read?
Drug Recalls, Alerts & Warnings

October 20, 2010

Eligard, Lupron, Synarel, Trelstar, Vantas, Viadur, Zoladex
gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists

The FDA asked manufacturers to add new warnings to labeling of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, a class of drugs primarily used to treat men with prostate cancer. The warnings would alert patients and their health care professionals to the potential risk of heart disease and diabetes in men treated with these medications. In May, the FDA said that a preliminary and ongoing analysis found that patients receiving GnRH agonists were at a small increased risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and sudden death. The new labels will include updates in the Warnings and Precautions section about these potential risks.

http://www.myoptumhealth.com/portal/DrugGuide/Recalls+and+Alerts

Who really reads these warnings anyways? Don’t we trust our doctor and pharmacist to do that? I asked the doctor about the side effects but he didn’t warn me about the dangerous side of Lupron. Read my story:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/583

 

So 20 years of being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Lupus and on and on, I finally find out I have no Coccyx. What is a coccyx? It is your tailbone. I am curious where it went? Did it break off from that fall at work or that bad fall I had as a kid? is it bent, crooked or hiding? was it removed in one of my surgeries without my knowledge? I did some research and I found a connection between Fibromyalgia and women with broken or no coccyx.

My symptoms make so much sense now, finally after 20 years! I can’t sit back at all without pain, if I ride in the car any long distance my tailbone area throbs for days after, I have no balance on the right side and when squatting  down gardening, it is painful to stand back up.

Here is Wikipedia’s explanation for the Coccyx and the second link is for the information on the link between Fibromyalgia and Coccyx connection:

Function

In humans and other tailless primates (e.g. great apes) since Nacholaphitecus (a Miocene hominoid),[3][4] the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail, but still not entirely useless;[5] it is an important attachment for various muscles, tendons and ligaments  — which makes it necessary for physicians and patients to pay special attention to these attachments when considering surgical removal of the coccyx.[1] Additionally, it is also part of the weight-bearing tripod structure which act as a support for a sitting person. When a person sits leaning forward, the ischial tuberosities and inferior rami of the ischium take most of the weight, but as the sitting person leans backward, more weight is transferred to the coccyx.[1]

The anterior side of the coccyx serves for the attachment of a group of muscles important for many functions of the pelvic floor (i.e. defecation, continence, etc.): The levator ani muscle, which include coccygeus, iliococcygeus, and pubococcygeus. Through the anococcygeal raphé, the coccyx supports the position of the anus. Attached to the posterior side is gluteus maximus which extend the thigh during ambulation.[1]

Many important ligaments attach to the coccyx: The anterior and posterior sacrococcygeal ligaments are the continuations of the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments that stretches along the entire spine.[1] Additionally, the lateral sacrococcygeal ligaments complete the foramina for the last sacral nerve.[6] And, lastly, some fibers of the sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments (arising from the spine of the ischium and the ischial tuberosity respectively) also attach to the coccyx.[1]

An extension of the pia mater, the filum terminale, extends from the apex of the conus, and inserts on the coccyx.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccyx

http://migrainepage.forumotion.net/migraines-f1/coccyx-pain-t1595.htm

Here is an article I found from Sciencedaily.com that gives some understanding to those who have suffered with the debilitating pain of Fibromyalgia:

Fibromyalgia: The Misunderstood Disease

ScienceDaily (June 2, 2007)

“Fibromyalgia is a condition that’s characterized by widespread pain involving the muscles, the joints, and in fact, any area of the body,” explains Daniel Clauw, M.D., director of the U-M Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. “In addition to pain, individuals with fibromyalgia often experience sleep fatigue, difficulties with sleep, and difficulties with memory and concentration, among other symptoms.

Josephine’s symptoms included extreme fatigue, recurring headaches, chest pains, stomach and intestinal problems, muscle fatigue and weakness, restricted mobility, and anxiety. At her worst point, Josephine was bed-ridden and medicated to the point that she wasn’t functioning due to the pain.

However, there is hope. “Fibromyalgia is gaining respect in both the scientific and the lay community because of all the research that’s been conducted – first, showing that it’s a real disease, and second, showing that there are drugs that specifically work to treat fibromyalgia,” Clauw says. “Our group and others at the University of Michigan have been very involved in looking at the underlying mechanisms of fibromyalgia.”

Clauw and his colleagues use a technique called functional imaging, which allows scientists to look at how different areas of the brain function when people are given painful stimuli. What they have found is that for the same amount of damage or inflammation in the peripheral tissues, a fibromyalgia patient would feel significantly more pain than the average person. Patients with fibromyalgia can also experience pain throughout their entire body even without any damage or inflammation of the peripheral tissues.

“We think that one of the primary abnormalities in fibromyalgia is an imbalance between the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain that affect pain sensitivity,” Clauw says. With this knowledge, new treatments are being developed to combat the condition’s symptoms. “Although right now there are no drugs approved to treat fibromyalgia, within three years it its likely that there will be three, if not four, drugs specifically approved to treat the condition,” he says.

These drugs fall into two general classes. One class raises the levels of neurotransmitters that normally stop the spread of pain, while another class lowers the levels of neurotransmitters that normally increase the spread of pain.

The American College of Rheumatology estimates that about 3 percent of Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, but Clauw notes that this may not accurately reflect the number of people with this condition. “It’s widely agreed that their definition is very restrictive. In fact, it’s probably more like 5 or 6 percent of Americans,” he says.

There are other misunderstandings about fibromyalgia. Some physicians believe that its symptoms are all psychological. “The doctors say, ‘Well it’s all in your head, you just need to get some extra rest and you’ll be fine, toughen up,’” Josephine remembers. Another misconception about the disease is that it is caused by inflammation in the muscles. Doctors now know that neither of these theories is true. “This is not an inflammatory disorder and this is not a primary psychological condition,” Clauw clarifies. “Pain is always a subjective matter, but everything that we can measure about the pain in fibromyalgia shows that it is real.”

Unfortunately, patients are often misdiagnosed as having disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, or irritable bowel syndrome. Fibromyalgia has no definitive diagnosis, so doctors must rely on a patient’s medical history and symptoms when diagnosing the illness, excluding conditions that might cause similar amounts of widespread pain.

The condition’s cause is still unknown, although it is probably a combination of genetics and environment. “A person is about eight times more likely to develop fibromyalgia if one of their relatives has it,” says Clauw. “But there are also certain environmental triggers. For example, people develop fibromyalgia after motor vehicle accidents, or after certain types of infections or biological stress,” he continues. Although the disease is more common in women, there are no real demographic factors that can predict its development.

Clauw recommends that anyone who experiences pain or fatigue that is severe enough to inhibit day to day functioning seek medical attention, even if the symptoms have only lasted a couple of days. “It’s better to get medical attention and appropriate treatment early for this condition,” he says.

As for Josephine, maintaining a positive attitude and acknowledging and accepting the disease has helped her live a more normal life. “I know that I will always have this disease, but now I see myself as a survivor,” she says.

Read the full article here:

My 2 cents:
Personally I don’t believe I will have this illness forever, I will never, ever give up on finding an answer! I am a very determined person and I will keep researching until I find the answer for me and you too!
I am not sure about the drug therapy they are suggesting, it is one scientists theory who could have ties to the drug companies,. I haven’t researched them yet but I included this article for the understanding that it showed for Fibromyalgia sufferers and the humiliation we go through.
I still wonder if this were a male dominated illness it would have been accepted quicker and have been recognized sooner. Hmm, aren’t most doctors male?
I am not prejudice, I love men. I have just incurred a lot of attitude and disbelief that has made me feel bad . I am not one to whine either. It is like I got the flu and it stayed to terrorize my body over and over and over. Seriously though, autoimmune has been recognized for 100 years but it is just starting to get attention? That says a lot right there.
My personal opinion is that is why we have such a hard time being believed. Seriously, over 21 years for me and I still see the skepticism. If we look at autoimmune diseases, more people (mostly women) suffer in silence because they aren’t believed. I have been humiliated and infuriated numerous times throughout this medical maze I have endured and it has all been from male doctors.
Some physicians believe that its symptoms are all psychological.  ‘Well it’s all in your head, you just need to get some extra rest and you’ll be fine, toughen up.’” It is humiliating to be treated this way when you are in real, severe pain. It is like having a knife in your side and docs looking over his glasses saying, “oh, it’s not too bad, just take an aspirin and you’ll be fine!”
I am a silent sufferer, I don’t complain much and I can still function in a lot of pain. Some people can make a mountain out of a mole hill with a little pain and some of us can endure a mountain of pain and be as quiet as a mouse. Most women I know who have Fibromyalgia or autoimmune disease do have unsatisfactory care. The article above says there is no inflammation with Fibromyalgia but many say there is, the studies are very confusing.
Here are some statistics that perhaps show autoimmune diseases have been neglected and that shows they are predominantly a woman’s disease.

Why Are Autoimmune Diseases So Prevalent in Women?

Even though women’s greater susceptibility to autoimmune diseases has been recognized for more than 100 years, only recently has attention focused on this topic.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0367.htm

Conference Report

Women and Autoimmune Diseases

DeLisa Fairweather* and Noel R. Rose*
*Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women. The reasons for the high prevalence in women are unknown, but circumstantial evidence links autoimmune diseases with preceding infections

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0367.htm#cit

What do you think?

 

Toronto’s latest homicide victim only 16 years old

Police confirmed the identity of Toronto’s latest homicide victim on Thursday in an appeal for information in the north-end shooting death.

Tyrone Bracken, 16, was found shot dead inside a community housing property Wednesday afternoon. He is Toronto’s 53rd homicide victim of 2010. A single candle burned on Thursday at the doorway marking the stairwell where he died.

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101118/police-homicide-101118/20101118/?hub=TorontoNewHome

Facebook stress may worsen asthma: MDs

The psychological stress that people may feel when using Facebook and other social media could worsen asthma symptoms, Italian doctors say.

This week’s issue of the medical journal The Lancet describes the case of an 18-year-old man who was depressed after his girlfriend broke up with him. The man appeared to have various asthma attacks brought on by logging into Facebook for updates about her.

Psychological stress is known to cause asthma attacks, Dr. Gennaro D’Amato of the High Speciality Hospital in Naples and colleagues said.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/11/18/facebook-asthma-trigger.html#ixzz15gz0pFCs