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Wednesday, 13 September

21:15

U.S. Military Spraying 6 Million Acres in Texas with Toxic Pesticide Banned in Europe in Response to Harvey "IndyWatch Feed Health"

U.S. Air Force Is Spraying 6 Million Acres With Chemicals in Response to Harvey

by Whitney Webb
EcoWatch

Excerpts:

Amid statewide efforts to clean up the aftermath left by the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Pentagon announced last week that it had dispatched C-130H Sprayers from the Air Force Reserves 910th Airlift Wing in order to assist with recovery efforts in eastern Texas. However, these recovery efforts have little to do with rebuilding damaged structures or with the resettlement of evacuees. Instead, they are set to spray chemicals in order to help control pest insect populations, which they allege pose a health risk to rescue workers and residents of Houston.

The Pentagon has requested that the planes treat more than 6 million acres throughout the Houston area.

Naleds Toxicity Not Confined to Mosquitoes

While the Pentagon has framed its efforts to assist as seeking to eliminate a potential human health risk, the particular chemical it is using to control insect populations is likely to do more harm than good. According to the Air Force, the mosquito control protocol involves spraying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved and regulated material, Naled, which the Air Force insists will not be used in amounts large enough to cause any concern for human health.

However, the insecticide Naled, manufactured and sold by a strategic partner of Monsanto, is cur...

21:02

Study: Flu Shot Associated with Spontaneous Abortion in Pregnant Women "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pregnant woman getting vaccine from her gynecologist

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The annual flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in the market today, a fact that is not in dispute.

The most recent report from the Department of Justice submitted at this years Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) meeting revealed that the U.S. Government had settled 275 lawsuits for flu vaccine injuries and deaths, while all other vaccine injury and death settlements were 57 combined. See:

Government Issues First Report in 2017 on Vaccine Injuries and Deaths: 275 Injured 4 Dead from Flu Shot

A new study published this month and actually making news in the corporate-sponsored mainstream media reveals a clear association between the flu vaccine given to pregnant women every year and spontaneous abortion. The study was funded by the CDC with American tax payer funds, so the results had to be published somewhere. Private studies exposing anything negative about vaccines are routinely censored in the U.S.

In spite of the dangers revealed in this study and a call for further research, there was no change to the CDC recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated with the flu shot every year in terms of public policy.

Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 201011 and 201112

Vaccine  Volume 35, Issue 40, 25 September 2017, Pages 53145322

Abstract

Introduction

Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended in any stage of pregnancy, but evidence of safety in early pregnancy is limited, including for vaccines containing A/H1N1pdm2009 (pH1N1) antigen. We sought...

20:57

Bergen West Pediatrics Charges $20 If You Decline a Vaccine They Want To Sell You "IndyWatch Feed Health"

UPDATE: We've heard that this practice is denying the letter. It makes zero point zero sense that anyone would create a fake letter and post it to social media. The photo is at an angle as if snapped from the...

20:42

Study: Flu Shot Associated with Spontaneous Abortion in Pregnant Women "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pregnant woman getting vaccine from her gynecologist

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The annual flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in the market today, a fact that is not in dispute.

The most recent report from the Department of Justice submitted at this years Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) meeting revealed that the U.S. Government had settled 275 lawsuits for flu vaccine injuries and deaths, while all other vaccine injury and death settlements were 57 combined. See:

Government Issues First Report in 2017 on Vaccine Injuries and Deaths: 275 Injured 4 Dead from Flu Shot

A new study published this month and actually making news in the corporate-sponsored mainstream media reveals a clear association between the flu vaccine given to pregnant women every year and spontaneous abortion. The study was funded by the CDC with American tax payer funds, so the results had to be published somewhere. Private studies exposing anything negative about vaccines are routinely censored in the U.S.

In spite of the dangers revealed in this study and a call for further research, there was no change to the CDC recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated with the flu shot every year in terms of public policy.

Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 201011 and 201112

Vaccine  Volume 35, Issue 40, 25 September 2017, Pages 53145322

Abstract

Introduction

Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended in any stage of pregnancy, but evidence of safety in early pregnancy is limited, including for vaccines con...

19:55

How to Handle Dental Emergencies In Survival Situations "IndyWatch Feed Health"

How to Handle Dental Emergencies In Survival Situations (This article by Joe Alton MD was first published in MD Creekmores thesurvivalistblog.net) Medical preparedness is an important part of surviving a disaster scenario and, indeed, many believe that they can handle any emergency if the grid goes down. For those who are trained to stabilize and transport, that may be true for typical injuries due to trauma. The true survival medic, however, is the end of the line for medical care,

[... Continue Reading]

19:12

How Many Drug Prescriptions do Doctors Write Per Year? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jon Rappoport

Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US.

The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion.

Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.

Thats an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child.

Thats about one new prescription every month for every American. (Update: the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in 2016, 4,065,479,343 drug prescriptions were written by US doctorsan increase of 65 million.)

The Medical News Today article concluded, the industry should be heartened by the growth of the number of prescriptions and spending. Yes, Im sure the drug industry is popping champagne corks.

Were talking about prescriptions here. Were not talking about the number of pills Americans took. Were also not counting over-the-counter drugs or vaccine shots.

Pharmacopoeia, a 2011 exhibition at the British Museum, estimated that the average number of pills a person takes in his or her own lifetime in the UK is 14,000. Thats as a result of prescriptions. Including over-the-counter drugs, the 14,000 number would swell to 40,000 pills taken in a lifetime.

What are the effects of all these drugs?

We are looking at a supreme Trojan Horse that is rotting out America and all other countries from the inside. Wars, no wars, economic deprivation, economic prosperity, the drugs continue to do their work, debilitating and ruining and terminating lives....

18:52

Can You Really Decaffeinate Your Own Tea? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Heather CallaghanEditor

I just bought a bulk box of green tea then promptly decided to quit caffeine. As the hurricane talk swirled, did the idea of being without caffeine bother you? Personally, the idea of being that dependent on a chemical annoys me, so I wanted out.

I know we and other health websites tout the benefits of coffee and tea, but if you think about it, its weird that we promote these things, but simultaneously dose ourselves with a drug called caffeine. A drug that is hard on the kidneys, changes our brain, deflates our immune system and dehydrates us! Additionally, caffeine affects blood pressure, central nervous system, REM and its dependency can cause mood swings.

Its not all bad! I just didnt like being grumpy until I got my hit.

Caffeine is incredibly difficult to nip. In fact, if you get a sense of impending doom and despair, you might want to ask yourself when you last had caffeine.

So, Can you Decaffeinate Your Own Tea?

Short answer: No, but, yes!

T...

18:51

Fast Food Made Healthy: Meet the Sushi Tower! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Preparing healthy meals can take forever! Most people dont have the time, energy, culinary skills, or patience to put together a nourishing meal.

Pressed for time, they skip meal prep altogetherand opt instead for fast food, junk food, or slop served out of a window.

But all of that can change with the Sushi Tower!

Sushi Tower is a great new product by Kelly Harvey, a close friend who has a passion for helping people live young. (Ive convinced him to give my readers a huge discount!  Hes edited the price on Amazon from $49.95 to $19.95 for a limited time! Enjoy.)

With the Sushi Tower, you can create your own beautiful, great-tasting, healthy sushi in minutes. Its easy to use and so simple, even a 10-year-old can spawn a masterpiece.

Plus, youre not limited to making sushi you can use Sushi Tower to make any tower of food youd like, including spaghetti & meatballs, jambalaya, salmon teriyaki, crab cakes, tuna towers, salad towers, amazing healthy dessertsand more.

I interviewed Kelly about how the Sushi Tower came to be, and what it can help you achieve in the kitchen. For most users, the best part is enjoying spending time with family, creating unique recipes, snapping pics, and devouring the healthy creations!

As a bonus, Kelly also shares a killer, no-sugar, fruit-based Dessert Tower recipe! Its healthy and delicious! Read the full interview below and be sure to get your Sushi Tower at Amazon for $19.95 (Regular $44.95, currently on sale for TPC fans! You can use the money you save to buy a copy of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded!)

TPC #1: Making homemade sushi sounds complicated. How does your product make it easy?

Kelly Harvey (KH): The Sushi Tower Kit lets you make sushi in 3 easy steps: insert ingredient, tamp, repeat. (Tamp means to push down.) Its really that simple.

The Kit provides all the tools necessary to create what I call Elevated Sushi in your own home. The word elevated plays off the fact that the sushi is stacked in a vertical direction. We are elevating sushi to a higher dimension, if that make sense.

...

18:34

New Study: Flu Shots Linked To Miscarriages "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pregnant women are one of the vaccine industrys main demographic targets. But new information may add some fuel to the fire for those who say that pregnant women shouldnt be injected with a vaccine. According...

The post New Study: Flu Shots Linked To Miscarriages appeared first on Vaxxter.

18:08

Inflammation not Cholesterol is the Problem in Heart Disease "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Cholesterol Isn't the Problem in Heart Disease; Inflammation Is

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Story at-a-glance
  • Long vilified as the chief trigger for heart disease, cholesterol is actually an essential component in nearly every cell in your body and has a protective effect in your respiratory and gastrointestinal systems
  • Recent research has again underscored the importance inflammation plays in the development of chronic diseases, including heart disease, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease
  • Using drugs to reduce cholesterol levels or inflammation may increase your risk of fatal side effects; natural remedies that are not associated with dangerous health problems include magnesium, balancing essential fats and reducing hyperinsulinemia

By Dr. Mercola
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body and is essential to good health. Your body uses it to make hormones, protect your cell membranes, digest food and manufacture vitamin D after exposure to the sun. Your liver manufactures most of the cholesterol your body requires from nutrients extracted from your food.
Animals use cholesterol in much the same way. This means the meats from beef, pork or chicken ha...

18:05

Hidden Hazards to Health after Flooding "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Hidden Health Hazards After Flooding

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Story at-a-glance
  • Floodwaters that covered Houston, Texas, and the surrounding cities are deeper than from any other hurricane that has hit the U.S. coastline; although predicted, the scale of the storm appeared to take the city by surprise
  • Houston's infrastructure was not designed to withstand hurricane rains, leading to the shutdown of several refineries. Toxic emissions have affected local residents, who suffer headaches, sore throat and itchy eyes
  • Based on experience after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Houston may expect to have long-term problems with mold growth in many structures, potentially affecting thousands in years to come


By Dr. Mercola
Across the world, countries have experienced significant changes in weather patterns in the past decades.1 Recently, the southern U.S. coastline was again hit with category 4 hurricane winds, dumping over 50 inches of rain on Texas.2 People in Louisiana are still digging themselves out of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and experts expect Houston may experience the same long-term consequences that have affected the residents of New Orleans.
Meteorologists are calling the flooding and storms that hit Texas "like no other."3 However, scientists did expect the storm,4 and expect even more over the coming years. In...

17:49

The Amazing Health Benefits of Mushrooms "IndyWatch Feed Health"

benefits mushrooms

By Brock I.

Mushrooms offer a wide variety of benefits and effects. Like calling cards of the forest, mushrooms are unique to their reactions. Some offer mental and stimulatory effects while others cause hallucinations.

All containing their own unique form of plant fibers knowns as polysaccharides these fibers are shown to increase gut health while offering starch like energy to your body.

One mushroom that is particularly unique in this regard is the Chaga Mushroom.

Far from the typical depiction of a mushroom Chaga grows on the outside of birch trees. They pull sap or terpines out of the trunk of the tree for food.

These terpenes have been studied and used for treating various forms of cancer tumors. The reactions have huge impacts on the cancer cells switching them into a state of self-destruction known as apoptosis.

Check out this clip for s...

17:33

Studies Link Heavy Metals to the Explosion of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Declining IQ in American Children "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
World Mercury Project

 

A silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity is disabling a generation of children around the world. This is the verdict of neurology experts Philippe Grandjean and Philip Landrigan in a 2014 report in Lancet Neurology. The staggering tsunami of developmental disabilities now affects at least one in six children in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. Two new studies suggest that the most common of these illnessesautism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ticsare related to each other and may share common causation. The culprit? Environmental toxins, particularly heavy metals.

About 11% (or one in nine 4-17-year-olds) have received an ADHD diagnosisand in some states, as many as 19%. The most recent ASD estimates in the U.S., from 2014 data, report a prevalence of one in 45 children, representing a significant increase compared to 20112013.

Neurodevelopmental disorders overlap even in the general population

A new UK-based study in the Journal of Attention Disorders explores undiagnosed ADHD and ASD in a population of mostly female adult volunteers drawn from the general population. The researchers included only participants who had never received a diagnosis of ADHD, ASD, dyslexia or another mental disorder. Participants completed four online questionnaires that measured ADHD and ASD traits.

  • The researchers classified one-fifth (20%) of the participants as having ADHD despite their lack of a prior diagnosis.
  • A substantial proportion (...

17:02

Challenging the AAPs Ethics: The Power to Question Medical Interventions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

by P.J. Smithington Is the American Academy of Pediatrics being dishonest when they tell us that they will be hosting a debate on vaccine exemptions at their upcoming conference in Chicago? Their own policy is...

The post Challenging the AAPs Ethics: The Power to Question Medical Interventions appeared first on Vaxxter.

17:00

Authorship for sale: Some journals willing to add authors to papers they didnt write "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Got $300? Then you can be added as an author to a paper even if you had no role in the research. Thats right some journals are willing to add authors to papers they didnt write, often for a fee. This realization comes from one of the many sting experiments weve witnessed over []

The post Authorship for sale: Some journals willing to add authors to papers they didnt write appeared first on Retraction Watch.

16:24

HPV Vaccines: The Pharmaceutical Menace Promoted As Prophylactic Medicine "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization generated some information in 2014, subsequently republished online by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which was titled Disclosures of interestsPrimary End-points for Prophylactic HPV Vaccine Trials.

Several entries sort of stand out for various reasons:

Dr Douglas Lowy reports that as part of his United States government-supported research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), he is an inventor of technology that underlies the L1-based prophylactic virus-like particle (VLP) HPV vaccine and technology that underlies an L2-based candidate prophylactic HPV vaccine. The NIH has licensed the technology for the L1 VLP vaccine to Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, to GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Cervarix, and to Indian Immunologicals Ltd. The L2-based vaccine technology is the subject of a cooperative research and development agreement between the NCI, Johns Hopkins University, and Shantha Biotech, and has been licensed to Shantha, PanVax, Acambis Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline. United States Federal law entitles Dr Lowy to a limited share of royalties the NIH receives for these technologies.

Dr Joel Palefsky reports that his research unit at the University of California, San Francisco benefited from research funding from Merck and Hologic; Dr Palefsky reports that he benefited from support for travel from Merck; Dr Palefsky reports that he has received honoraria for a research presentation at Qiagen;...

15:15

Part One EVERYONE KNOWS that Big Pharma completely controls the liberal Main Stream Media "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Harm to America Is IMMENSE It is time to stop Big Phamas Direct To Consumer Advertising (DTCA) THAT Will Solve the Problem Opinion by Deplorable Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Five days before the Inauguration of our President, January 15th, 2017, Donald Trump told the Washington Post, speaking of Big Pharma Theyre politically protected, but not Continue reading Part One EVERYONE KNOWS that Big Pharma completely controls the liberal Main Stream Media

The post Part One EVERYONE KNOWS that Big Pharma completely controls the liberal Main Stream Media appeared first on BolenReport.

14:48

LIVE: Dr. Tenpenny and Dr. Humphries In Rare Appearance. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When two of the most prominent vaccine safety doctors get together for a broadcast, the world listens. As was the case on Tuesday when the two advocates for stopping the vaccine machine got together on...

The post LIVE: Dr. Tenpenny and Dr. Humphries In Rare Appearance. appeared first on Vaxxter.

14:38

Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Want the other side of the story on Vaccines? Dr. Suzanne Humphries has decades of experience in the world of vaccines. Her book, Dissolving Illusion Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, is a must-read...

The post Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History appeared first on Vaxxter.

14:17

Faith and Supplements B17 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Amygdalin is a toxic snake oil dating back to 1830, but it is still sold today with a combination of supplement industry deception, faith, and conspiracy theories.

14:00

Pay to play: Scientists are bristling over the cost of a common research tool "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A commonly used questionnaire designed to predict how well patients will stick to their drug regimen is stirring up some controversy in the publishing world. Over the last decade, the creator of the copyrighted questionnaire  public health specialist Donald Morisky of the University of California, Los Angeles has aggressively pursued any researcher who uses []

The post Pay to play: Scientists are bristling over the cost of a common research tool appeared first on Retraction Watch.

13:44

Here's Why Forgetting Things Actually Makes You Smarter "IndyWatch Feed Health"

You're probably thinking you're a genius right? Well, you know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn't, because having total recall is totally overrated. That's according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter.

13:40

Part V: The Michelle Carter Texting Trial Becomes a Witch Hunt "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Part V in a series of reports on Michelle Carter. Parts I through IV can be read hereherehere and here.

Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice he is the worst of all.  Aristotle

Michelle was shown on Danish TV, the usual way, and you were left with the feeling she must be horrible. The witch hunts never end.  Peter Gtzsche, MD, Danish physician, researcher, and author

In the previous report in this Michelle Carter blog series, I examined the basis of the DAs case that Michelle killed Conrad Roy by texting. The entire case rested on proving beyond a reasonable doubt that seventeen-year-old Michelle told Conrad Roy to get back into his fume-filled truck in order to finish his suicide attempt, and that Conrad immediately obeyed and died as a direct result.

The DA charged Michelle with murdering Conrad with words that most people assumed were written down, recorded, or otherwise physically documented at the time Conrad died. There never has been any physical evidence for what, if anything, transpired between Michelle and Conrad shortly before his death. Instead, the DA based its entire case on a fragment of a longer text that Michelle sent to a friend more than two months after Conrads death!

When Michelle sent the infamous text to her girlfriend, two months had gone by since Conrads death. Michelle was distraught and overwhelmed with guilt and remorse. In her vulnerable and emotionally wounded condition, Michelle had been texting and phoning Conrad in heaven dozens of times during the prior two months, hoping he would keep his promise to communicate with her from the afterlife. When she wrote the text taking blame for his death, Michelle was in despair over never having heard from Conrad after his death, and she was finally letting go of this delusional hope.

Although the District Attorney in trial called Michelle a habitual liar who would say anything to get attention, the same DA nonetheless treated these few self-incriminating words from Michelle to a friend as if they were absolutely true and indeed uncontestable in their validity.

Yet this same DA knew, for example, that Michelle had told one friend that she never had sex with Conrad and yet told another that he forced sex on her. The DA also knew that Michelle had given many other ve...

12:14

CDC Issues a Gag Order on CDC Employees "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Ginger Taylor Axios has obtained an internal message from the CDC's public affairs officer, Jeffrey Lancashire, dated August 31, to all CDC employees. His directive to them was to stop talking to the media, even for a simple data-related...

12:03

Science is Catching Up to the Buddha "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Big Think: In Robert Wrights new book Why Buddhism is True, he illustrates how contemporary science has confirmed some of the core tenets and beliefs of Buddhism.

Article

12:02

Kate Millet Obituary "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Guardian: Kate Millet, the radical feminist who launched the second wave of the womens liberation movement, died on September 6th. Millet was also an activist in the anti-psychiatry movement who spoke out against psychiatric diagnosis and commitment.

Millett had been committed to mental health institutions by her family on various occasions and she became an activist in the anti-psychiatry movement. She wrote about her experiences in The Loony-Bin Trip (1990). She also wrote The Politics of Cruelty (1994), in which she railed against the use of torture, and Mother Millett (2001), about her relationship with her mother.

Article

12:01

State Permanently Closes Psychiatric Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Boston Globe: The state of Massachusetts has permanently closed the Westwood Lodge psychiatric hospital due to issues of patient safety, quality of care, and the facilitys failure to comply with Department of Mental Health requirements.

Conditions in the Westwood Lodge childrens unit have been particularly troubling, with children at one point sleeping on bare plastic mattresses in filthy rooms, children injured during fights and by broken glass, and one boy given the wrong medication for nine days, the Globe reported. The childrens unit has been closed since April 26.

The adult units at Westwood Lodge also have been cited for not having enough staff and for not properly monitoring patients. A 32-year-old Lowell man, Michael Bakios, died in his bed two years ago when staff did not check on him every five minutes as required. The oxygen equipment they tried to use to revive him was broken. Admissions to the adult and adolescent units were suspended May 12 after inspectors found continued problems.

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07:00

Google Apocalypse Looms Large "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

I've written about the dangers of monopolies within the drug and agricultural industries on numerous occasions, but Google is perhaps one of the greatest  monopolies that ever existed on the planet. The reason why I've decided to address Google here is because the technology giant is injecting itself ever deeper into our day-to-day lives, from childhood education to patented meat substitutes1,2 and health care, and with its internet monopoly and personal information tracking and sharing,

Google poses a very unique threat. Anyone concerned about their health and food and their ability to obtain truthful information about both needs to understand the role Google plays, and whose side Google is really on.

Starting with the issue of health care, the company recently partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is getting deeper into the drug promotion business with its launch of a depression self-assessment quiz.3,4 Just like WebMD before it, this test funnels you toward a drug solution. No matter how you answered WebMD's questions, you were diagnosed as being at risk for major depression and urged to discuss treatment with your doctor.

That test, it turns out, was sponsored by drugmaker Eli Lilly, maker of the antidepressant Cymbalta. Now, any time you use the search term "clinical depression" in the Google mobile search engine, you will find a link to a page to "check if you're clinically depressed." The quiz is part of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHG-9), "a clinically validated screening questionnaire" according to MedicalXpress.5

Beware of 'Patient's Rights Groups' Working on Behalf of Drug Makers

While it may se...

The Hidden Health Hazards After Flooding "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Across the world, countries have experienced significant changes in weather patterns in the past decades.1 Recently, the southern U.S. coastline was again hit with category 4 hurricane winds, dumping over 50 inches of rain on Texas.2 People in Louisiana are still digging themselves out of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and experts expect Houston may experience the same long-term consequences that have affected the residents of New Orleans.

Meteorologists are calling the flooding and storms that hit Texas "like no other."3 However, scientists did expect the storm,4 and expect even more over the coming years. In fact, the National Weather Service records Hurricane Harvey as the 25th 500-year flood to occur in the U.S. since 2010. The amount of rain that fell was in a class by itself. Only tropical storm Amelia was close, dropping 48 inches over Texas' Guadalupe River basin in 1978.

While scientists did predict a storm would hit the coast of Texas, the scale of the storm appeared to take the city by surprise. Warmer ocean temperatures created more energy for the storm to tap,5 as a hurricane converts ocean warmth into rain.6 Houston's infrastructure could not deal with the magnitude of the storm. City planners had made changes that reduced the ability of the land to drain.7 City officials also didn't expect the storm to reign as much destruction as it did.

As Hurricane Harvey was due to make landfall, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued this statement, which was then contradicted by local officials,8 "Even if an evacuation order hasn't been issued by your local official, if you're in an area between Corpus Christi and Houston, you need to strongly consider evacuating....

Cholesterol Isn't the Problem in Heart Disease; Inflammation Is "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body and is essential to good health. Your body uses it to make hormones, protect your cell membranes, digest food and manufacture vitamin D after exposure to the sun. Your liver manufactures most of the cholesterol your body requires from nutrients extracted from your food.

Animals use cholesterol in much the same way. This means the meats from beef, pork or chicken have similar levels of cholesterol. Even fat cells in animal meat have the same amount of cholesterol as other cells. All meat averages 25 milligrams of cholesterol per ounce.1 Dietary cholesterol is absorbed at different rates, between 20 and 60 percent, depending upon the individual.2

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans3 addressed past vilification of dietary cholesterol, announcing4 "cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption." These same guidelines also advise limiting sugar to no more than 10 percent of your diet,5 which is approximately 50 grams of sugar, or 200 calories, in a diet consuming 2,000 calories each day. This level is still far higher than what is healthy as net carbohydrates are a prime factor in the development of inflammation.

Recently published research from a clinical trial sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals demonstrates a reduction in recurring heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths in participants who took a targeted anti-inflammatory medication that did not lower cholesterol levels.6

Although the results of the study were encouraging as they scientifically demonstrate the association between inflammation and cardiac disease, I do not recommend using a pharmaceutical intervention to achieve what lifestyle choices can easily accomplish.

Lowering Inflammation Helps Lower Cardiac Risk

This study from Brigham and Women's Hospital was the culmination of a nearly 25-yea...

06:30

Fluoride Eats Windows Says Boardman Who Sided With Anti-Fluoride Activists "IndyWatch Feed Health"

fluoride eats windows

By Heather CallaghanEditor

As people wake up to the true nature of fluoride added to the drinking water supply, expect to hear more of these bold voices at town meetings.

Despite what weve all been told about fluoride as a cavity preventative, its really an industrial-grade, waste byproduct of the fertilizer industry, called hydrofluorosilicic acid. Pictures have circulated social media even showing the corrosive chemical eating through metal.

As you can imagine, there is no human deficiency for this waste byproduct and it carries risk to health and intellect.

Potsdam is a village in New York in St. Lawrence County. The village Board of Trustees there met last Tuesday to discuss whether the fluoridation equipment at the water treatment plant should be replaced or removed.

This made the board members begin researching fluoridation. However, the topic of the meeting was never supposed to be about the merits or demerits of fluoridating public water. Thats when the levy broke, so to speak.

A number of peop...

06:23

Big Ag Offers More Genetic Modification To Solve Crisis Caused by Genetic Modification "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Brandon Turbeville

Genetic modification is now taking on a new appearance. Although if you were to read many reports announcing arrival of the new technique it would sound as if it is an entirely new and separate process.

Because plants are able to turn off their genes through RNA interference in order to block protein translation researchers are now attempting to weaponize this trait and genetically engineer crops that can produce specific RNA fragments that begin the process of RNA interference to shut down a specific gene which is necessary for life and reproduction.

This RNA fragment production would be set to begin upon ingestion by insects. it would then kill or sterilize the insects who have eaten the crop. The new RNA interference modification was recently reviewed in Trends in Biotechnology in the journals special issue on Environmental Biotechnology.

As Cell Press writes:

RNA interference faces multiple obstacles before it could work for all major crops and their pests. On the plant side, scientists have not yet found a way to transform the chloroplast genomes of cereal grains such as rice and corn, the most direct route to producing enough RNA fragments to elimi...

06:22

BenzoBookReview.com "IndyWatch Feed Health"

BenzoBookReview.com provides a list of books on benzodiazepine withdrawal, including both memoirs and guide books, along with reviews and summaries of each book. All of the books are available for purchase on the site. The site is intended for benzodiazepine sufferers and their families, doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, drug counselors, and all professionals seeking answers to the epidemic of tranquilizer addiction.

06:09

Addiction by Prescription: One Womans Triumph and Fight for Change "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In 1966, when Joan Gadsbys four-rear-old son died of brain cancer, her doctor prescribed a chemical cocktail of sleeping pills and anti-depressants. It was the first step in her twenty-three-year addiction to benzodiazepines an addiction which threatened her family relationships, financial security, career and personal health. As a result of the drugs side effects, Gadsby was on various occasions arrested, restrained, sedated, jailed and written off as either psychotic or alcoholic. It was only after she almost died following an unintentional overdose in 1990 that she stopped taking the drugs and tackled the horrors of withdrawal on her own.

A marketing executive who has worked with four of Canadas largest companies and served as a poll-tapping elected councilor, Gadsby has emerged from her addiction to become a tireless advocate in the area of prescribed sedative and hypnotic drugs. In 1995, she formed the Benzodiazepine Call to Action Group. Its objective is to create awareness and lobby for systemic and legislative change that will hold physicians, drug manufacturers, pharmacists, health authorities and political decision makers to a higher standard of ethics and accountability.

Drug free for more than a decade, Gadsby has interviewed thousands consumers, doctors, health care professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, academics, pharmacists and government officials world-wide. Her extensive international research has earned her recognition as an authority on benzodiazepine addiction.

05:55

Free Yourself from Tranquilizers and Sleeping Pills: A Natural Approach "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Providing an upbeat and natural approach to overcoming one of the most widespread forms of drug dependency, this book is a step-by-step guide to gradual withdrawal from tranquilizers. It frees people from their dependencies by helping them understand the side-effects they might experiencefrom dizziness and nausea to depression, confusion and rage.

The book is by Shirley Trickett, a state registered nurse who is the best-selling author of a wide range of health guides.

05:44

Beyond the Barrier "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Beyond the Barrier is a memoir by Felicity Bielovich that recounts her journey from sanity into the agonizing depths of depression as a result of being overprescribed psychiatric drugs, including benzodiazepines. Bielovich was subjected to numerous abuses including psychiatric incarceration and forced ECT. Her memoir chronicles her fight to regain her sanity by tapering from the drugs.

05:31

The Judas Window "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Judas Window is a story about the devastating consequences of prescription drug abuse a story of enormous significance to the thousands of people everywhere who have been drawn into a descending cycle of drugs, depression and ruin, and to the many more thousands who have suffered in observing that descent. The Judas Window will also speak volumes to anyone concerned about the frightening power of the prescription drug industry, an industry that effectively manipulates both doctors and patients in pursuing its billion dollar gains.

The Judas Window is a story about hope, dignity, and against all odds, the triumph of a human spirit.

05:23

Facebook Group: Gabapentin Awareness "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Gabapentin Awareness is a Facebook community for people who want to learn about the adverse effects and withdrawal effects of Gabapentin. The group provides educational resources, safe tapering suggestions, and peer support for Gabapentin withdrawal.

01:36

Painful Sores, Bumps or Blisters Under Tongue: Causes and Treatments "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Painful sores or blisters under your tongue can be an irritating source of discomfort. Our tongues are necessary for speaking, tasting food, and swallowing. Any kind of blister or sore bump under your tongue, on the inside of your cheek, or on your gums can cause your tongue or mouth to be extra sensitive to heat, flavors, and even make talking difficult.

The most common reasons for pain under the tongue are an injury from biting your tongue, irritation caused by some foods, or fever blisters. However, yeast infections, bacterial infections, or white painful ulcers can make the area under your tongue very sore.

In many cases, sores, blisters, and sore bumps below your tongue go away on their own. However, many home remedies can help to speed up the healing process and relieve pain from under your tongue. For example, natural ingredients like witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, and a salt water rinse help to kill off infection-causing germs and make mouth sores heal faster. Because of their antibacterial properties, you can also use honey or coconut oil to treat some sore conditions that affect the tongue.

In this article, you will find out the reasons why painful sores can appear under your tongue. You will also learn about the best ways to get rid of discomfort and painful sensations from the floor of your mouth.

Symptoms and Causes of Pain Under Tongue

If you have any kind of pain under your tongue, looking at the symptoms can help to identify the cause of the soreness. For example, the pain below your tongue may be accompanied by redness and inflammation that could indicate that irritation, a biting injury, or allergic reaction is to blame.

If canker sores or cold sores cause pain under your tongue, then you will probably notice blisters or bumps that may also weep fluid. The sores may be very tender to touch and may cause more pain in your mouth if you consume spicy food. They may even bleed if you injure them while brushing your teeth.

Certain infections may cause white patches on the top of your tongue or under your tongue. As well as the painful symptoms beneath your tongue you may have difficulty when speaking, chewing food, or swallowing.

In fact, the condition of your tongue can be an indicator of your health in general and you should always pay attention to how your tongue looks and feels.

Causes of Bumps, Blister, and Sores Under Tongue

Lets look at some of the most common reasons why bumps, blisters, and sores can appear under your tongue and cause pain.

Injury

One common reason for a painful sore under...

00:57

The CAUSE of DEPRESSION: What If It Really Is THIS? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Neurotransmitters, neural synapse, and reuptake issues. For decades, that's been the "cause of depression," shall we say, rhetoric. But what if scientists have been barking-up the wrong tree, and they're just plain wrong? I mean, what if it really is this? Tap-in and see what you think...

00:30

Mosaic assessing damage to Florida operations after Hurricane Irma "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Mosaic Company officials have reported that damage from Hurricane Irma at some of its Florida operations will affect its third quarter production volumes.

The Plymouth-based company is one of the worlds largest fertilizer companies, with several large phosphate mines and processing facilities in south-central Florida.

Mosaic President and CEO Joc ORourke said in a statement that all employees seem to be safe and accounted for after the hurricane passed through the area, but many are coping with personal property damage and loss of power.

The company isnt done assessing its own facilities.

Given the extraordinary power and scope of this storm, we are pleased that damage at our facilities appears to be limited, ORourke said. Full assessment will take some time, but we are confident that our phosphates business will be able to resume production soon.

The company has stopped making phosphate price offers to customers until it has a better understanding of product availability and its ability to ship the product, ORourke said. Top managers are working closely with supply chain and logistics partners, and intend to provide an estimate for lost production once damage assessments are complete, he said.

One warehouse with finished fertilizer was damaged near Bartow, but officials said that preliminary assessments show no other serious damage.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is working with Mosaic Company to evaluate any possible environmental damage from the storms. Regulators are actively monitoring the New Wales Mosaic operating phosphorus mining facility in Hillsborough County and all of the facilities that maintain stacks of gypsum, the agency said in a statement.

Gypsum is a waste byproduct of phosphate processing that contains small amounts of radium and uranium. Last year millions of gallons of contaminated water drained into an aquifer after a sinkhole opened beneath one of Mosaics gypsum stacks, and the company has spent months trying to correct the problem.

*Original article online at http://www.startribune.com/mosaic-assessing-damage-to-florida-operations-after-hurrican-irma/444044513/

00:07

Slight increase in fluoride amounts in most Huron-Kinloss Township water systems "IndyWatch Feed Health"

[Note from FAN: The use of the adjective slight in the headline is disingenuous. The optimal level of fluoride in fluoridation schemes in Ontario is 0.7 milligrams per litre (mg/L). The levels reported below are significantly higher than this.]

The Township of Huron-Kinloss water systems are reporting elevated levels of naturally-occurring fluoride, which can have an affect on dental health.

Director of Public Works Hugh Nichol said the township has to report on the findings, which have been known for years, after testing is done every five years.

Nichol said he hasnt been told by Grey Bruce Public Health if the slight change will make a difference to the public, as the wells are regularly above the recommended fluoride amounts, which is 1.5 mg/L.

Some are up this year, but Im not sure if it means a lot, Nichol said. Each one is up a small decimal point.

The Lakeshore Drinking Water Systems of Blairs Grove (2.20 mg/L), Huronville South (2.24 mg/L), Murdoch Glen (2.14 mg/L), and Point Clark (2.20 mg/L) currently have the highest levels, while the Ripley Well Drinking Water System for Wells #1 & 2 combined is 2.10 mg/L. Lucknows Drinking Water System is listed as Lucknow Well #4 (1.75 mg/L) and Lucknow Well #5 (1.78 mg/L). Ripley Drinking Water System Wells #1 & 2 combined 2.10 mg/.

The Whitechurch Drinking Water System is not impacted by the issue, according to Nichol.

Nichol said some drinking water systems add fluoride to their water, but Huron-Kinloss wells have never had to. He said hes heard the historical stories about the positive impacts of the well-water on the dental health of locals, but said the health unit requires reporting about 1.5 mg/L due to the possibility of dental fluorosis in young people, from consuming too much of the naturally occurring mineral.

According to the Grey Bruce Health Unit fact sheet, fluoride concentrations in drinking water higher than 2 mg/L may cause dental fluorosis in children, depending on the concentration, amount of water consumed and supplemental fluoride ingested (ie. toothpaste, rinses, etc.).

Research has shown that in order for permanent teeth to be affected the excess consumption of fluoride must occur when children are between two and three years of age.

Mild forms of fluorosis are characterized by small white patches on the teeth, the fact sheet reads. Moderate forms may involve brown patches and minute pitting of enamel. Severe forms of dental fluorosis are characterized by widespread deep brown or black stains and by excessive pitting.

In order to reduce the potential for dent...

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22:29

Study: Those Following a High Fat Diet Live Longest "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Large-Scale Study Proves High-Fat Diet Promotes Health and Longevity

by Dr. Mercola

Mitochondria the tiny energy factories within your cells generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency your body needs to run its systems. Your mitochondria are also responsible for apoptosis (programmed cell death), and serve as important signaling molecules that help regulate your genetic expression. Hence, the state of your mitochondria plays a key role in health and disease.

Once your mitochondria become damaged and dysfunctional, your energy reserves decrease, leading to a wide variety of symptoms, some of the most common being headache and fatigue, and leaving you increasingly vulnerable to degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative decay.

Unfortunately, mitochondrial damage is more the norm than the exception these days, thanks to the prevalence of processed food diets, inactivity, lack of sun exposure and excessive exposure to toxins and non-native electromagnetic fields from cellphones, routers, cellular towers and more. All of these factors contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction. On the upside, your body can regenerate and renew, regardless of your age provided it has the proper fuel to do so.

A ketogenic diet which is very low in net carbohydrates and high in healthy fats is key for boosting mitochondrial function. Healthy fats also play an important role in maintaining your bodys electrical system.

When your body is able to burn fat for fuel, your liver creates water-soluble fats called ketones that burn far more efficiently than carbs, thereby creating fewer reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals. Ketones also decrease inflammation, improve glucose metabolism [1] and aid the building of muscle mass. [2]  

International Study Confirms Fat for Fuel Premise

The benefits of a cyclical ketogenic diet are detailed in my latest bestselling book, ...

21:43

Man Videotaped the Inside of WTC 7 Before it Fell at Speed of Gravity "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Man Videotaped the Inside of WTC 7 Before it Fell at Speed of Gravity For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

By Mr Robot World Trade Center 7, the third tower that came down on 9/11 has been a topic of debate for 16 years. It is a door to some of the most compelling evidence for 9/11 being an inside job, with the tower having collapsed at the speed of gravity straight down, demolition style when []

Source: Man Videotaped the Inside of WTC 7 Before it Fell at Speed of Gravity Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

21:27

Forgotten European remedy ( Mustard Plaster) brings instant relief to colds, congestion, and arthritis pain HOW TO MAKE IT "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Forgotten European remedy brings instant relief to colds, congestion, and arthritis pain (how to make it)
By Erin Elizabeth - September 12, 2017

If you were sick with a cold or flu in the 20th century, your family or your doctor would have likely applied a hot mustard patch to help your body sweat out the illness.  It is one of the forgotten old century cures that may have been overhyped in the past but is making its comeback today after modern science has confirmed its surprising benefits.
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Using mustard seeds as medicine can be traced back to the Egyptians; seeds were even found in tombs. The creation of a mustard plaster itself mustard seeds mixed with other ingredients in a fabric pocket applied to skin can be credited to ancient Greeks. The Greek physician Hippocrates used these plasters to treat pneumonia, bronchitis, and rheumatism.
Some of its former uses showed little effect. Romans tried to use it as a remedy for snake and scorpion bites. And when Abraham Lincoln was shot at Fords Theater is 1865, mustard plasters were applied as well but did not do much to save the former president.
However, mustard plasters ability to fight off colds and the flu, as well as aid to relief arthritis, are well-documented benefits that are still popular in Europe today and are now coming back to the U.S.
Unlike many modern medicines, mustard plaster has just one potential side effect to be aware of, and unlike pharmaceutical products, this remedy can be made at home.
How to make a Mustard Plaster:
There are many ways that mu...

21:20

Informed consent, vaccines and package inserts examining the facts "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Informed consent is important. For vaccines, as it is for all other medical treatments. But there appears to be some misunderstandings about what constitutes informed consent in this context. This article addresses a few misconceptions that come up in relation to informed consent, for example, that doctors need to give inserts, or a list of

Skeptical Raptor

21:03

Copenhagen revokes degree of controversial neuroscientist Milena Penkowa "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The University of Copenhagen has stripped Milena Penkowa of her doctoral degree, after determining she had covered up problems with her research. According to a release issued today by the university, Penkowa falsified documents to allay suspicions that she had not performed some animal experiments as shed reported. This development is the latest in a []

The post Copenhagen revokes degree of controversial neuroscientist Milena Penkowa appeared first on Retraction Watch.

20:32

Law Professor Attacks Homeschoolers Believes State Should Choose Parents for Babies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Jim-Dwyer

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

A law professor at the oldest law school in the nation believes that there is no inherent right to parent ones own children.

In an interview for CRTV about homeschooling, Professor James G. Dwyer told syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin that:

The reason that parent-child relationship exists is because the state confers legal parenthood on people through its paternity and maternity laws.

An investigation into Dwyers writings and history reveals that this alarming statement was not an exaggerated statement taken out of context or misrepresented by a conservative journalist. Instead, the statement appears to be a foundational core belief held by a man who formerly worked in New York state family courts as a Law Guardian, which is the equivalent of a Guardian ad Litem.

Dwyers writings now influences policy within the family court system.

James Dwyer teaches college students at William and Mary College in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the third United States President and primary author of the Declaration of Independence, was instrumental in establishing William and Marys law school program.

Dwyer has been a prolific writer on the subject of childrens rights, and his views stand in direct contrast to the Founding Father who penned these immortal words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Instead of proclaiming the historical, biological, unalienable right of parents to have the liberty to teach their own children, Professor Dwyer told Michelle Malkin that:

Thats the state that empowers parents to do anything with children, to take them home, to have custo...

20:32

Law Professor Attacks Homeschoolers Believes State Should Choose Parents for Babies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Jim-Dwyer

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

A law professor at the oldest law school in the nation believes that there is no inherent right to parent ones own children.

In an interview for CRTV about homeschooling, Professor James G. Dwyer told syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin that:

The reason that parent-child relationship exists is because the state confers legal parenthood on people through its paternity and maternity laws.

An investigation into Dwyers writings and history reveals that this alarming statement was not an exaggerated statement taken out of context or misrepresented by a conservative journalist. Instead, the statement appears to be a foundational core belief held by a man who formerly worked in New York state family courts as a Law Guardian, which is the equivalent of a Guardian ad Litem.

Dwyers writings now influences policy within the family court system.

James Dwyer teaches college students at William and Mary College in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the third United States President and primary author of the Declaration of Independence, was instrumental in establishing William and Marys law school program

Dwyer has been a prolific writer on the subject of childrens rights, and his views stand in direct contrast to the Founding Father who penned these immortal words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Instead of proclaiming the historical, biological, unalienable right of parents to have the liberty to teach their own children, Professor Dwyer told Michelle Malkin that:

Thats the state that empowers parents to do anything with children, to take them home, to have cus...

19:53

Law Professor Attacks Homeschoolers Believes State Should Choose Parents for Babies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Jim-Dwyer

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

A law professor at the oldest law school in the nation believes that there is no inherent right to parent ones own children.

In an interview for CRTV about homeschooling, Professor James G. Dwyer told syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin that:

The reason that parent-child relationship exists is because the state confers legal parenthood on people through its paternity and maternity laws.

An investigation into Dwyers writings and history reveals that this alarming statement was not an exaggerated statement taken out of context or misrepresented by a conservative journalist. Instead, the statement appears to be a foundational core belief held by a man who formerly worked in New York state family courts as a Law Guardian, which is the equivalent of a Guardian ad Litem.

Dwyers writings now influences policy within the family court system.

James Dwyer teaches college students at William and Mary College in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the third United States President and primary author of the Declaration of Independence, was instrumental in establishing William and Marys law school program.

Dwyer has been a prolific writer on the subject of childrens rights, and his views stand in direct contrast to the Founding Father who penned these immortal words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Instead of proclaiming the historical, biological, unalienable right of parents to have the liberty to teach their own children, Professor Dwyer told Michelle Malkin that:

Thats the state that empowers parents to do anything with children, to take them home, to have custo...

18:24

Just in Case You Need More Reasons to Drink Coffee "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Lisa Egan

Java junkies, the scientific community has some delicious news for you.

The findings of four recent studies add to the growing body of research that shows coffee offers some pretty impressive health benefits.

Study 1

Some studies suggest that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Scientists initially believed that caffeine was responsible for this effect, but additional studies identified other substances in coffee that may play a more significant role.

A new study  published in the American Chemical Societys Journal of Natural Products  found that one of these previously untested compounds appears to improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice.

Science Daily shared the details:

In a previous laboratory study, Fredrik Brustad Mellbye, Sren Gregersen, and colleagues found that a compound in coffee called cafestol increased insulin secretion in pancreatic cells when they were exposed to glucose. Cafestol also increased glucose uptake in muscle cells just as effectively as a commonly prescribed antidiabetic drug. In this new study, the researchers wanted to see if cafestol would help prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in mice.

The researchers divided mice that are prone to develop Type 2 diabetes into three groups. Two of the groups were fed differing doses of cafestol. After 10 weeks, both sets of cafestol-fed mice had lower blood glucose levels and improved insulin secretory capacity compared to a control group, which was not given the compound. Cafestol also didnt result in hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, a possible side effect of some antidiabetic medications.

...

17:21

Sugar Alternatives that wont poison you "IndyWatch Feed Health"

4 Sugar Alternatives That Won't Poison You
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 Posted on: Monday, September 11th 2017 at 11:15 am
Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder
This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2017

You may think that staying slim and eating healthfully means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that wont wreck your diet, and are even GOOD for you!
No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads.
  • Weight-loss clubs and diet pill popping in the 1970s
  • Cabbage soup and liquid diets in the 80s
  • The Zone and blood-type diets (along with lawsuits related to diet pills!) in the 90s
  • In the aughts, Atkins and gluten-free
  • In the 2010s, its Paleo, raw, and local
Despite this obsessive focus on what to eat, Americans are fatter and in many ways, unhealthier than ever before[1]. In 2016, two-thirds of the adult population were considered overweight or obese, according to a U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services study[2]. This health epidemic spans ethnic and cultural boundaries, and is affecting more adults and children every year.
One factor that is contributing to Americas growing problem with weight is our obsession with sugar. You probably dont need to see the results of a clinical study to beli...

17:14

16 warning signs your liver is overloaded with toxins "IndyWatch Feed Health"


16 warning signs your liver is overloaded with toxins that are making you fat

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Can we just take a moment to thank our liver for all that it does? This vital organ is working hard every day to filter out toxins and waste from the body, as well as conducting hundreds of other functions. Your livers primary action is to convert toxins into a safe waste that can be excreted from the body through the means of elimination (in the form of urine and your #2s).
Your liver wears many hats and is responsible for a large part in your overall health. It has over 400 functions in the body, from digesting fats with its pal the gallbladder, storing essential vitamins and minerals like iron, processing nutrients that have been absorbed in the intestines and breaking down drugs and alcohols. With only naming a few functions Im sure you can already see the importance of the livers role in your health.
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We wouldnt want to burden our liver, yet if we are not providing the body with the right nutrients, our hardworking friend...

17:00

Bone researcher is up to 17 retractions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A bone researcher has lost three more papers for scientific misconduct. The new retractions bring Yoshihiro Satos total to 17 and put him on our Leaderboard. According to the retraction notices, Sato asked the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry to retract three of his papers due to scientific misconduct. In the letter, Satowho is corresponding []

The post Bone researcher is up to 17 retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

15:16

20 Natural Pain Killers In Your Kitchen "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anna Hunt

Scientific research continues to prove the healing potential of nature, and many are finding that sometimes natural is best. Heres a short list of natural pain killers that you can easily find in your kitchen and their potential healing benefits.

Top 20 Natural Pain Killers List

1. Ginger (add to 1-2 teaspoons daily to diet for general muscle pain)
2. Cloves (chewed gently for toothache / gum inflammation)
3. Apple Cider Vinegar (1 tablespoon mixed with water before meals for heartburn)
4. Garlic (can be made into an oil for earache see link below to original article with special recipe)


5. Cherries (joint pain, headaches 1 bowl per day)
6. Oily fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, trout, mackerel, herring can benefit intestinal inflammation consume about 18 oz per week)
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14:00

Fertility docs said their study didnt need ethics review. An investigation said they were wrong. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A journal is retracting a paper on the relative merits of one fertility procedure compared to another because the study never received ethical review or approval. In the paper, Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection versus conventional intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized controlled trial, originally published Aug. 27, 2015 in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, the authors []

The post Fertility docs said their study didnt need ethics review. An investigation said they were wrong. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

13:19

Athens council accepts grant for fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

ATHENS A grant will provide money to replace Athens Water Departments aging fluoridation equipment.

The Athens City Council tonight authorized Mayor Ronnie Marks to accept a grant of up to $25,000 from the National Association of County and City Health Officials to pay for the project. It also authorized Frank Eskridge, the manager of water services with Athens Utilities, to proceed with the work.

The equipment is expected to cost about $19,000, Eskridge said.

We would hope the work would be substantially completed by Christmas, he said. This is work our maintenance staff and equipment operators can accomplish.

*Article online at http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/limestone_county/athens-council-accepts-grant-for-fluoridation/article_7c947747-228e-55f4-b9a8-70d722c0e452.html

13:16

Meadville leaders notified of water authoritys fluoride application plans "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Meadville City Council has received official notification of Meadville Area Water Authoritys intentions to apply to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to add a fluoridation system.

A letter announcing the upcoming application was read at councils most recent meeting. The letter was acknowledged by council but was not discussed.

The letter was necessitated by state law, which requires that applicants for public water supply permits notify the municipalities they serve. Similar letters were also sent to officials in Vernon and West mead townships, according to Thomas Thompson, senior project manager at Gannett Fleming and consulting engineer for MAWA.

Notification must be sent to affected municipalities at least 30 days before DEP rules on the permit application, Thompson stated in the letter.

DEP has not yet received MAWAs permit application, according to Melanie Williams, community relations coordinator. The typical turnaround time on such an application is 120 business days, Williams said.

*Article online at http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/local_news/meadville-leaders-notified-of-water-authority-s-fluoride-application-plans/article_760a20c4-898a-532f-a223-65b76c3e668f.html

12:06

The Shotgun Method A Story of Mental Health Crisis in Iceland "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Whats it like to deal with mental health challenges in Iceland? What about if youre a young person in crisis? What on earth is the shotgun method?

My name is Svava Arnardttir and I want to tell you about my personal experience with the Icelandic mental health system. I am not here to tell you to stop taking psychiatric medication if you dont want to. I simply want us all to be informed consumers to have the power to make decisions and choose between many different choices. I ask you to keep an open mind and open ears.

Here is the list of psychiatric medications that I was prescribed, bought and ate for a five year period. I was 17 when I started, and 22 when I got out.

  1. Zoloft
  2. Rivotril
  3. Sertral
  4. Amilin
  5. Seroquel
  6. Efexor
  7. Cipralex
  8. Lyrica
  9. Fontex
  10. Sobril
  11. Stesolid
  12. Stilnoct
  13. Lexotan
  14. Fluoxetin
  15. Phenergan
  16. Wellbutrin

I was 17 in 2005. I was in junior college, had been fully committed to sports and was an overachiever in school. I started having difficulty catching my breath when working out, and sometimes in school. I thought I had exertion asthma but hadnt gone to the doctor. Then one evening, I was at home with my family watching TV. I meant to be relaxing after a long day but instead I couldnt breathe. It felt like I was choking. I couldnt get oxygen. I ended up being taken to the ER where it turned out I wasnt dying, there was nothing wrong with my body, it was all in my head! I had had a severe panic attack. I went to my doctor and was prescribed my first psychiatric medication. I was told I had a chemical imbalance in my brain. I was told that I would never recover, but by taking the medication, I could hope to feel a little better. I completely bought into this idea of brain chemistry. I was an obedient, good patient did everything my doctor told me.

Turns out the medicine didnt work well for me. I continued feeling worse and worse. Their response was to give me more medication and to try other brands and types. Still I continued feeling worse. Then we increased the dosage. Then we added other medication. We took some out, we added a few more in. I had all sorts of side effects. I got migraines and horrible, lifelike nightmares. My short term memory was giving out. I had difficulty concentrating. My mouth made so little saliva that my enamel was wearing out and I had to get extensive dental work. I had never gotten tooth decay before in my life! My eyesight changed rapidly, from -3 to -4, -5, -6. My ophthalmologist looked at my medication and immediately wanted me off three o...

12:03

The History of Brainwashing is a Red Flag for Technotherapy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Aeon: In the 1950s, psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron developed a treatment called psychic driving, which involved removing distressing memories and pathological behaviors through an extensive regime of ECT, followed by subjecting patients to continuously repeated audio messages on a looped tape. The history of psychic driving, as well as the CIAs sponsorship of this treatment as part of the MK-ULTRA Project, serves as a warning of the potential dangers of merging psychiatry with technology.

Psychic driving might also tell us something about the future, not just the past, of psychological therapy. Few present-day psychiatrists find themselves preoccupied with issues of communism and brainwashing, but Camerons core belief in the inevitable merging of technology and psychiatry has proven remarkably resilient. This is perhaps seen most dramatically in the recent explosion of smartphone applications concerned with mental health, with some 10,000 apps on the market offering everything from mood trackers to mindfulness programmes, ambient noise generators to automated hypnosis. Enthusiastic advocates have been quick to praise these pocket-sized therapies as a timely solution to the budgetary pressures and long waiting lists of overstretched mental health services.

However, psychic driving introduces a note of caution to these celebrations. While exotic conspiracies of international espionage are unlikely to be uncovered, Camerons work reminds us that we ought to question whose interests, beyond benevolent healing, are at play. Beneath the optimistic rhetoric of this new wave of techno-therapy there is plenty to worry about: applications frequently lack expert medical oversight, few are supported by reliable studies gauging their effectiveness or even basic safety, and many have been found to leak or actively sell users sensitive health data to third parties. Clearly such issues must be interrogated further, and the history of psychic driving can bolster the necessary scepticism and dissent to do so.

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12:02

MDMA Crossed a Hurdle on the Path to Being Legally Prescribed "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Yahoo! Finance: The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has passed a major hurdle on the path to getting MDMA approved for medical use. The psychedelic has been granted the designation of breakthrough therapy, meaning that it will move toward the final phase of medical trials that could one day lead to prescription use of the drug to treat PTSD.

Psychedelic-based treatments offer an opportunity to dig down and get to the heart of the problems that drive long term mental illness in a much more effective way than our current model, which is take daily medications to mask the symptoms and stay just-about level without digging down, Sessa said.

Its a source of hope to many people struck by conditions like anxiety and depression especially those who havent responded to traditional treatments like talk therapy and antidepressants.

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12:01

9 Arrested so far in Patient-Abuse Scandal at Whiting Forensic "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From the Hartford Courant: Nine state mental health workers at Whiting Forensic have been arrested and charged with cruelty to persons in the largest patient-abuse scandal in the memory of the maximum-security forensic hospital. Thirty-one mental health workers have been suspended.

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11:49

CVS Threatens Great Family Loss Without a Flu Shot! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Kim Stagliano This poster is in the window of our tiny CVS here in Connecticut. The store is less than an 1/8 of the size of a newer CVS. It took over a small, lovely independent drug store here...

09:00

The Movie Cholesterol: The Great Bluff Is an Exercise in Denialism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The movie "Cholesterol: The Great Bluff" claims that we have been lied to: cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease and statins are harmful. It is biased and misleading. The people interviewed in the movie are denialists who don't accept the clear evidence for the role of blood cholesterol levels and the benefits of statins.

07:00

Factory Farming Contaminates Water in More Ways Than One "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Cypress Island Atlantic Salmon Spill from Liam Gallagher on Vimeo.

By Dr. Mercola

Water pollution is a growing problem, and nonorganic farming activities both on land and in water are significant contributors. In addition to farming chemicals such as nitrates, which pose a serious threat to water quality, theres the issue of drug-resistant bacteria. As reported by the Center for Public Integrity,1 water testing in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, has revealed coliform bacteria at levels too dangerous to drink.

Drug-resistant bacteria are a direct result of antibiotic overuse, especially in livestock, and recent investigations reveal antibiotic-resistant genes are being spread across the globe via animal feed especially feed made from fish meal. Turns out aquaculture, which has been touted as a sustainable alternative to overfishing, is just as environmentally devastating as land-based farms.

The answer to these serious and interconnected dilemmas is to transition over to regenerative and biodynamic farming, both of which go above and beyond organic methods.

We also need to come up with more sustainable solutions for fish, as fish farms are turning out to be no less of an environmental nightmare than land-based factory farms. The recent escape of hundreds of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into the Pacific is just the latest testament to the environmental harm aquafarms do.

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Contaminate Many Water Sources

Coliform are bacteria present in the digestive tracts of animals and humans and are a sign of fecal contamination. Casco, Wisconsin, resident Lynda Cochart contracted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from her well water, which turned out to be contaminated with MRSA-infected cow manure. Cocharts home well is situated between two dairy farms that house over 1,000 cows each.

U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt, who conducted the water testing, told Cochart that What I found in your well is what I expect to find in a Third World country.

Not only was she told to stop drinking the water immediately, she was also told to keep your eyes closed and mouth shut wh......

Is PetMed Selling Opiates for People, Not Pets? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, including those obtained via a prescription. Intended to be reserved for only the most serious cases of pain, opioids are being vastly overprescribed, including for noncancer chronic pain, such as back pain or that from osteoarthritis. With overdose deaths on the rise, public health agencies are urging doctors to cut back on inappropriate prescribing of these powerful drugs which could be spurring more people to look for them elsewhere.

PetMed Express, an online store selling pet medications, may be exploiting this epidemic by selling pet opioids for use in people, although they've denied all accusations. An investigation suggests the company specifically targeted humans looking to buy opioids online using Google advertisements. According to research firm Aurelius Value, which conducted the investigation:1

"Using Google, which drives over 55% of the traffic to 1800petmeds.com, PetMed has deployed a vast predatory campaign that dangles ads featuring pictures of Tramadol to drug users searching for how to get high or quickly score a variety of different opiates, narcotics, and street drugs without a prescription. Egregiously, PetMed's ads even specifically bait opiate addicts searching for remedies for their withdrawal symptoms."

Opioid Epidemic May Be Driving People to Seek Opioids Online

Even as pain levels have remained largely stable in the U.S., prescriptions for opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2010. Deaths from such drugs, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, have also quadrupled since 1999.2

It's easy to become addicted to opioids because your body can develop a tolerance, which means you need an increasingly stronger dose to get the pain-relieving effects. Physical dependence can also develop, which means you develop withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking the drugs. If you take too many prescription opioids, it can stop your breathing, leading to death.

It's estimated that 1 in 4 patients on long-term opioid therapy struggle with addiction.3 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people who abuse prescription opioids...

A CRISPR Future New Form of Eugenics? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Gene editing was once a very imprecise and expensive process, but today, thanks to the development of CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat, scientists can go into your DNA and essentially cut and paste it at specified places. Progress is being made in tackling genetic diseases such as sickle-cell anemia and certain forms of blindness and muscular dystrophy.

A CRISPR clinical trial in people with cancer is already underway in China, and the technology has been used to edit human embryos made from sperm from men carrying inherited disease mutations. The researchers successfully altered the DNA in a way that would eliminate or correct the genes causing the inherited disease.1

If the embryos were implanted into a womb and allowed to grow, the process, which is known as germline engineering, would result in the first genetically modified children and any engineered changes would be passed on to their own children. The technology is moving so fast that innovations like this are occurring before their full implications are known or fully understood.

Some critics say germline experiments could open the floodgates to a brave new world of designer babies engineered with genetic enhancements, Technology Review reported, bringing up questions of ethics and eugenics.2

Does the Elimination of Down Syndrome in Iceland Point to a Dark Future for CRISPR?

Its recently been reported that, in Iceland, Down syndrome births are becoming increasingly rare, with just one or two children born with the condition each year. In essence, Down syndrome is disappearing, but not by nature or happenstance. In Iceland, up to 85 percent of pregnant women receive prenatal screening tests to detect chromosome abnormalities, including Down syndrome. Close to 100 percent of women who receive a positive result end up terminating their pregnancy, CBS News reported.3

Other countries also have high termination rates for fetuses with Down syndrome: 67 percent in the U.S.; 77 percent in France; and 98 percent in Denmark, for instance. As for why so many women terminate their Down syndrome pregnancies in Iceland, geneticist Kari Stefansson told CBS News, "It reflects a relatively heavy-handed genetic counseling. And I don't think that heavy-handed genetic counseling is desirable ...

02:00

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and World Mercury Project Issue Report Regarding New Evidence of Ongoing Corruption and Scientific Misconduct at CDC "IndyWatch Feed Health"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 12, 2017
Contact: Lyn Redwood, 202-810-1826, Email

Kennedy hopes new evidence and a fresh look at criminal misconduct will result in law enforcement action, rigorous and transparent vaccine safety science, and safer vaccines.

Washington, DC In a new report released today, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his team outlined various criminal acts on the part of employees and consultants for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose questionable ethics and scientific fraud have resulted in untrustworthy vaccine safety science.

Among other information, Kennedy has found additional evidence of criminal activity by the CDC consultant, Poul Thorsen, the author and principal coordinator of multiple CDC studies exonerating the mercury-based preservative thimerosal in the development of autism.

The new evidence, recently uncovered by the World Mercury Project, shows that Thorsen and his collaborators did not obtain permission from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to conduct their research, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 and Pediatrics in 2003. In 2011, The Department of Justice indicted Thorsen on 22 counts of wire fraud and money laundering for stealing over $1 million in CDC grant money earmarked for autism research. The product of Thorsens work for CDC was a series of fraud-tainted articles on Danish autism rates that, today, form the backbone of the popular orthodoxy that vaccines dont cause autism.

In 2009, when CDC discovered that Thorsen never applied for the IRB approvals, staff did not report the errors or retract the studies. Rather, FOIA documents show that CDC supervisors ignored the missteps and covered up the illegal activity.

This misconduct undermines the legitimacy of these studies which were used to refute vaccine injury claims in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). The studies were also used in the NVICPs Omnibus Proceeding to dismiss 5000 petitions by families who claimed that their children had developed autism from vaccines. These claims, if settled in the claimants favor, would have resulted in payouts totaling an estimated $10 billion.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman, stated, World Mercury Project calls upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite Thorsen back to the U.S. to face prosecution. We also call upon Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to retract the Thorsen-affiliated autism research papers tha...

00:58

Controlling Hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, And Now Jose? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

GeoengineeringWatch.org 44754Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org Was the recent rash of destructive cyclones just an act of nature? Or is there more to the story? Climate engineering (including the manipulation of hurricanes), is not just theory, speculation, or conjecture, it is verifiable fact and has been since project Cirrus was deployed by the US military in 1947. Anyone who takes the

00:39

Does the Claim that Only 1 in a Million are Harmed by Vaccines Have Any Merit? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Gambling danger and betting addiction as gamblers being lured by a giant dice on a zipliner.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Marco Caceres of The Vaccine Reaction takes a look at the government and pharmaceutical claims that vaccines are safe, and that adverse reactions to vaccines are only about 1 in a million.

Is this a claim based on any facts? Or is it mainly just a statement of belief?

The point that is often missed in this debate is that there is one thing that is NOT disputed, and that everyone agrees about: vaccines injure and kill people. If this were not the case, the U.S. Government would not have a special Vaccine Court that paid out millions of dollars of damages to victims of vaccine injuries and deaths.

One of the few places to find data on vaccine injuries is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database.

But do most doctors and healthcare professionals utilize this database by submitting cases of vaccine injuries?

An emergency room nurse published his experience in dealing with the volume of vaccine injuries he was seeing, and how reluctant other medical personnel were in reporting these injuries to VAERS:

As an E.R. nurse, I have seen the cover up. Where do you think kids go when they have a vaccine reaction?

They go to the E.R.

They come to me.

I cannot even begin to guess how many times over the years I have seen vaccine reactions come through my E.R. Without any exaggeration, it has to be counted in the hundreds.

Sometimes it seemed like it was one or two cases in a single shift, every shift, for weeks. Then I would get a lull, and I wouldnt catch one for a week or two, then Id catch another case per night for a couple weeks. This was common.

Once, I was training a nursing student, about to graduate, on their E.R. experience rotation in nursing school. This student and I floated up to triage to cover the triage nurse for a break. I was quizzing them on what to ask and lo...

00:17

Wisconsin to Be First State Ever to Nullify Federal Cannabis Prohibition "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Madison, WI Yet another state is moving towards legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational use. However, Wisconsin is going about it in a most Constitutional way. The state of Wisconsin introduced a bill last week that would effectively nullify the federal prohibition of marijuana in the state.

According to the 10th Amendment Center:

Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and 17 co-sponsors introduced Assembly Bill 482 (AB482) on Aug. 24. The legislation would legalize marijuana under a tax-and-regulate system enforced at the state level similar to alcohol. Under the proposed law, a Wisconsin resident who is at least 21 could legally possess no more than two ounces of marijuana and a nonresident of Wisconsin who is at least 21 could possess no more than one-quarter ounce of marijuana. The legislation would also create a licensing structure for the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana. Additionally, the bill would create a process for medical marijuana use.

This bill is so much more than legalizing marijuanaits about legalizing opportunity and prosperityRep. Sargent said. The state budget...

00:06

Does the Claim that Only 1 in a Million are Harmed by Vaccines Have Any Merit? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Gambling danger and betting addiction as gamblers being lured by a giant dice on a zipliner.

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Marco Caceres of The Vaccine Reaction takes a look at the government and pharmaceutical claims that vaccines are safe, and that adverse reactions to vaccines are only about 1 in a million.

Is this a claim based on any facts? Or is it mainly just a statement of belief?

The point that is often missed in this debate is that there is one thing that is NOT disputed, and that everyone agrees about: vaccines injure and kill people. If this were not the case, the U.S. Government would not have a special Vaccine Court that paid out millions of dollars of damages to victims of vaccine injuries and deaths.

One of the few places to find data on vaccine injuries is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database.

But do most doctors and healthcare professionals utilize this database by submitting cases of vaccine injuries?

An emergency room nurse published his experience in dealing with the volume of vaccine injuries he was seeing, and how reluctant other medical personnel were in reporting these injuries to VAERS:

As an E.R. nurse, I have seen the cover up. Where do you think kids go when they have a vaccine reaction?

They go to the E.R.

They come to me.

I cannot even begin to guess how many times over the years I have seen vaccine reactions come through my E.R. Without any exaggeration, it has to be counted in the hundreds.

Sometimes it seemed like it was one or two cases in a single shift, every shift, for weeks. Then I would get a lull, and I wouldnt catch one for a week or two, then Id catch another case per night for a couple weeks. This was common.

Once, I was training a nursing student, about to gra...

Monday, 11 September

23:58

Spider plants: Indoors or out, mamas and babies are variegated beauties "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Excerpt:

One of the most common problems encountered with a spider plant are brown tips at the ends of the leaves. Tip burn is often the result of fluoride found in the tap water used to water the plant. The fluoride in the water causes salt buildup in the soil. Using distilled or rain water will help with the browning and can be used to flush the soil of excess salt. Brown tips can also be snipped from the leaves with sharp clean shears without harming the plant.

*The full article is online at http://www.enewscourier.com/news/lifestyles/spider-plants-indoors-or-out-mamas-and-babies-are-variegated/article_67f33096-94fb-11e7-9d23-2f6b94747277.html

23:53

Bihar goes in for ward-wise schemes for potable water to all households "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Instead of going in for big water tanks, which take time to build and may not be cost effective, the government now plans to go in for smaller units in every municipal ward to realize its goal of providing clean tap water to all habitations by 2020.

Public health engineering department (PHED) minister Vinod Narayan Jha told HT that while the ongoing schemes and projects on the verge of completion would go on, new units would be set up ward wise without requiring the need for big water tanks.

We are also examining the viability of old water towers. Those which cannot be restored will be razed. However, there are many which can be renovated for use and that will be done. The ward-wise plan is to add speed to work, said Jha, adding, in the first phase areas affected by arsenic, fluoride and iron contamination would be taken up.

A few years ago, the Bihar government had planned multivillage water supply projects in 200 arsenic-affected villages in three districts Buxar, Vaishali and Patna. This was done following findings of high levels of arsenic contamination in the groundwater of 15 Bihar districts on either side of the Ganga river, posing the threat of cancer.

But the desired progress could not be made.

Now, work has started anew in 1,000 fluoride affected wards. In 126 such wards, tap water has reached, while in 650 others tenders have been floated. Work will start soon. We are confident of meeting the deadline. In the 961 arsenic affected wards, tenders have been floated for 590 in the first phase, he added.

In Bihar, 4510 wards have been identified as fluoride affected, while 2038 are arsenic affected. The centre has approved potable water schemes for 755 settlements and provided Rs 161.32-crore grant for it, while the state will provide the matching grant, he added.

The government will send another proposal for 1366 fluoride and arsenic affected wards to the centre by September 30, 2017. The first instalment of Rs 80.66 crore will be released in a few days. I have had talks with the union ministry in this regard. The centre is also sensitive to the cause of providing clean water, said Jha.

Jha said that in view of serious problem of iron contamination of underground water in nine districts Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria, Katihar, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, Khagaria and Begusarai, the government would water purification units in 20719 wards.

Our focus is on ensuring that every household gets potable water through pipe. For rest of the usage, they can manag...

23:36

Prostate Cancer and Supplements "IndyWatch Feed Health"

"I have recently read on another health website which suggests selenium combined with vitamin E, vitamin C and beta carotene can reduce the risk of prostate cancer and even reverse the cancer itself. Just wanted to know if anyone else had observed the same."

This question is another example of why a person should be careful of where he obtains his health information. The vast majority of health sites are outright dangerous, for they provide gross misinformation. It is disturbing to see just how much of the health information is entirely fabricated. We know how bad the mainstream health sites are, but with alternative medicine, people just make stuff up, and they apparently do not care who it hurts. Most of the 'health facts' come from either fantasy, or from people who mistakenly assume that they can do meaningful research. This 'research' results in false information being regurgitated from one blog that is masquerading as a health site to another. Vitamin C was the only listed item that has any appreciable effect upon cancer, and it must be in high doses to do so.

Prostate Cancer and Supplements "IndyWatch Feed Health"

"I have recently read on another health website which suggests selenium combined with vitamin E, vitamin C and beta carotene can reduce the risk of prostate cancer and even reverse the cancer itself. Just wanted to know if anyone else had observed the same."

This question is another example of why a person should be careful of where he obtains his health information. The vast majority of health sites are outright dangerous, for they provide gross misinformation. It is disturbing to see just how much of the health information is entirely fabricated. We know how bad the mainstream health sites are, but with alternative medicine, people just make stuff up, and they apparently do not care who it hurts. Most of the 'health facts' come from either fantasy, or from people who mistakenly assume that they can do meaningful research. This 'research' results in false information being regurgitated from one blog that is masquerading as a health site to another. Vitamin C was the only listed item that has any appreciable effect upon cancer, and it must be in high doses to do so.

23:16

new research findings two "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Aluminum salts in deodorants caused CANCER, and Switzerland may be the first nation in the world to BAN them


(Natural News) Switzerland is slated to become the first country to ban deodorants that contain aluminum salts. This, following results of a 2016 study indicating that the toxic chemicals may play a role in breast cancer onset. The countrys National Council voted 126 to 58 in favor of approving a bill instructing the Federal Council to consider banning aluminum salts from being used in antiperspirant. The measure also urges that Federal Council to commission research that would prove a causal relationship between deodorant use and increased breast cancer risk.
Aluminum salts are the active ingredients used in the manufacturing of many antiperspirant and deodorant products in the market, which help prevent excessive sweating and stave off body odor. The toxic chemical works by dissolving in sweat and blocking the sweat gland. In turn, the chemical lessens the amount of moisture present in the skin. However, such an effect was also found to promote a build up in breast tissue. Most antiperspirant and deodorant products contain this cancer-causing chemical, researchers noted....

22:32

Vaxxed bus tour one man trolling against anti-vaccine lies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

I havent written much about the Vaxxed bus tour, except in the context of how Australia has banned entry of a couple of the anti-vaccine participants from re-entering the country in the future. In case the Vaxxed bus tour isnt at the top of your daily reading material,  it is a gang of anti-vaccine radicals have

Skeptical Raptor

21:26

Government Issues First Report in 2017 on Vaccine Injuries and Deaths: 275 Injured 4 Dead from Flu Shot "IndyWatch Feed Health"

September DOJ Vaccine Injuries and Deaths Report

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The federal government Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just concluded their first meeting of 2017 on September 8th.

The Commission is supposed to meet quarterly, but missed their first two meetings this year (2017).

Health Impact News sources have told us that the probable reason the Commission missed their March and June 2017 meetings was likely due to a lack of a quorum, as several members terms had expired, and new members of the Commission possibly had not yet been appointed under the Trump administration.

These quarterly meetings include a report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths as mandated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

The NVICP was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines.

Drug manufacturers in the vaccine market can now create as many new vaccines as they desire, with no risk of being sued if their product causes injury or death.

This has resulted in a huge increase of vaccines entering the market, and the U.S. government, through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is the largest purchaser of these vaccines, spending in excess of $4 billion taxpayer dollars each year to purchase these vaccines.

If you or a family member is injured or dies from vaccines, you must sue the federal government in this special vaccine court. Many cases are litigated for years before a settlement is reached.

As far as we know, Health Impact News is the only media sou...

20:56

Government Issues First Report in 2017 on Vaccine Injuries and Deaths: 275 Injured 4 Dead from Flu Shot "IndyWatch Feed Health"

September DOJ Vaccine Injuries and Deaths Report

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The federal government Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just concluded their first meeting of 2017 on September 8th.

The Commission is supposed to meet quarterly, but missed their first two meetings this year (2017).

Health Impact News sources have told us that the probable reason the Commission missed their March and June 2017 meetings was likely due to a lack of a quorum, as several members terms had expired, and new members of the Commission possibly had not yet been appointed under the Trump administration.

These quarterly meetings include a report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths as mandated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

The NVICP was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines.

Drug manufacturers in the vaccine market can now create as many new vaccines as they desire, with no risk of being sued if their product causes injury or death.

This has resulted in a huge increase of vaccines entering the market, and the U.S. government, through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is the largest purchaser of these vaccines, spending in excess of $4 billion taxpayer dollars each year to purchase these vaccines.

If you or a family member is injured or dies from vaccines, you must sue the federal government in this special vaccine court. Many cases are litigated for years before a settlement is reached.

As far as we know, Health Impact News is the only media source...

20:30

Revisiting the Swine Flu Fiasco of 2009 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By John Stone AoA re-posts a sequence of articles by UK editor, John Stone, from 2009-10 highlighting an earlier shadowy attempt to hi-jack global health agenda by the vaccine industry. Republication coincides with his recent letter to the British Medical...

20:28

new research findings two "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Consumer ALERT: Disinfecting wipes are loaded with pesticides



(NaturalHealth365) The choice to employ antibacterial and disinfecting wipes to clean dirty surfaces seems like a no-brainer. Not only are wipes convenient to use, fairly inexpensive and pleasantly scented, but they give the user the reassuring conviction that pathogens and dangerous microbes are being killed.
For most unsuspecting buyers of these wipes, that would seem like a win-win scenario, right? Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth!
Exposing the sickening truth about disinfecting wipes
It turns out that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates all disinfecting wipes as pesticides because they are. If a product label makes claims towards killing, controlling, repelling, mitigating or reducing a pest which can mean germs it is officially a pesticide, and subject to specific regulations.
According to the National Pesticide Information Center, wipe containers that say EPA on the label must include specific instructions on how to use the product to kill pests as well as first aid instructions in case of accidental exposure.
And, many disinfecting wipes include some toxic ingredients, particularly quaternary ammonium compounds or quats which can cause asthma, allergies and irritation of the skin, eyes and lungs. The words n-Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, Alkyl C12-18 and Alkyl C12-14 are all tipoffs to the present of quats.
Another compound found in some disinfecting wipes, ortho-phenylphenyl, can cause cancer. And chlorine bleach has been linked to asthma as well.
...

20:22

4 Sugar Alternatives That Won't Poison You "IndyWatch Feed Health"

You may think that staying slim and eating healthfully means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that wont wreck your diet, and are even GOOD for you!

No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads.

read more

19:44

How to Build a Fold-Down Greenhouse on The Cheap "IndyWatch Feed Health"

 

fold-down greenhouse

If youre renting your property, dont have enough space for a full size greenhouse, or just dont feel like breaking the bank then this is for you!

This simple yet phenomenally functional fold-down greenhouse quickly and easily folds down to protect your plants during early frosts and cold snaps.

When its a bit warmer out you can raise the fold-down greenhouse in a brief moment to provide full sun and rain. To get started you need some PVC pipe and plastic, both of which can be found for cheap at most hardware stores.

This design is much sturdier than you might think and is perfect for a variety of climates. Make sure to choose a spot that gets at least 6 hours of sun per day, then build it in a single afternoon to protect your plants all season long! If you pick a partially shady spot you wi...

15:15

New Report Claims California Vaccine Medical Exemptions Have Spiked "IndyWatch Feed Health"

California is discovering one thing in the clearest of ways: Parents who dont want to vaccinate their children will fight the state in any way possible. And it seems they may have found a savvy...

The post New Report Claims California Vaccine Medical Exemptions Have Spiked appeared first on Vaxxter.

13:22

Nursery children to take part in toothbrushing pilot project "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Children from six nurseries will be taking part in a three-month supervised toothbrushing pilot project, starting today (Monday 11 September).

The initiative is being organised by the Department of Health and Social Cares Public Health Directorate and is based on Scotlands Childsmile programme.

Statistics held by Public Health indicate that around a quarter of five year olds on the Isle of Man have tooth decay.

Poor oral health can affect children both physically and psychologically. Children with severe decay commonly experience pain, discomfort, disfigurement, infection and disrupted sleep.

Alongside the physical effects, children with poor oral health are almost three times more likely to miss days from school due to dental pain, and risk falling behind in their learning.

What does the supervised toothbrushing programme involve?

        Each child is supplied with a toothbrush, to be kept at the nursery during the project.
        Every day they will be supervised brushing their teeth with their toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, which will be supplied.
        All participating nurseries will follow the Scottish National Standards for Toothbrushing.
        The toothbrushing project will be monitored to ensure a good level of service is provided.

The participating nurseries are: Crossroads in Victoria Avenue in Douglas; The Childrens Centre in Woodbourne Road in Douglas; and Hopes & Dreams four branches in Woodbourne Road in Douglas, The Buchan, Parklands in Ramsey and Ashley Hill Pre-School in Onchan.

Parents and guardians of all children invited to take part in each nursery will receive a letter explaining the programme, and be asked to complete a consent form.

Following evaluation, the pilot project is designed to lead to a wider programme being introduced across the Island next year involving child minders as well as nurseries.

Henrietta Ewart, Director of Public Health, said: Good toothbrushing habits and general oral health remain important throughout our lives and its vital that youngsters are shown the correct way to look after themselves at the earliest opport...

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Potsdam: Village trustee meeting brings comments on fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Health"

POTSDAM The village Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night brought out a number of residents concerned about the fluoridation of water.

The trustees are currently researching whether to continue fluoridating water at the water treatment plant, as the equipment is aging and needs either to be replaced or removed. The village has a grant from the state to study the cost of replacing the equipment, so if it decides to end fluoridation, it would have to return the money.

The issue of fluoridation was not on the meetings agenda, but during the period of public comment seven people stood to ask the board to stop fluoridation.

Dean Laubscher, who has sent a number of emails with anti-fluoridation information to the trustees, addressed the board first. At one point, he held up a bag with two fluoride filters, which he said cost about $70.

Not only do I pay for fluoride, I pay to remove it, he said. Tonight, I respectfully ask the village of Potsdam to immediately cease and desist the use of (fluoride) for the health and well-being of our community.

Mr. Laubscher also referenced an online survey which was created Tuesday morning by Chelle LeClare asking the village to cease fluoridation, and which, by Tuesday night, had 26 signatures. The survey included a note saying fluoride would be brought up at the board meeting, which may have contributed to the unusually high number of public comments.

None of the members of the public spoke in favor of fluoridation.

To me, its so simple when I turn on the faucet on, I just want water, said Matthew Sweeney. I dont want anything added to it.

After Mr. Sweeneys testimony, trustee Stephen J. Warr added it eats windows. He went on to describe how the windows at the water treatment plant had been degraded due, he said, to fluoride fumes.

I cant speak for the rest of the board, they have to make up their own mind, but Im on your side, said Mr. Warr to the concerned residents.

Mayor Reinhold J. Tischler said the issue would be on the agenda at the boards next meeting on Sept. 18.

The federal Centers for Disease Control endorses fluoridated water as a safe way to reduce cavities by 25 percent, according to the departments website. The World Health Organization also supports water fluoridation.

*Original article online at http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news04/village-trustee-me...

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