Friday, 28 December 2012

Semen makes you happy and lose weight

A study has found that woman who are directly exposed to semen on a regular basis are less depressed.

New Scientist reports the researchers think this is because mood-altering hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina.

They say they have ruled out other explanations.

But wait there's more. An abstract for the study conducted at State University of New York says, for females who did not use condoms, depression scores went up as the amount of time since their last sexual encounter increased.

It says: "These data are consistent with the possibility that semen may antagonize depressive symptoms and evidence which shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that can be detected in the bloodstream within a few hours of administration."

But don't give up on safe sex. New Scientist quotes study leader Gordon Gallup as saying, 'I want to make it clear that we are not advocating that people abstain from using condoms'

'Clearly an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease would more than offset any advantageous psychological effects of semen.'

Japanese man reaches world record age for males

Tokyo - 28 December 2012

A Japanese man reached the world record age of 115 years and 253 days on Friday, the Guinness Book of Records said.

Jirouemon Kimura, of Kyotango city, near Kyoto, was born on April 19, 1897, and is “only the third man in history to be 115 years old”, Guinness said.

Kimura's life across three centuries has spanned “immense social and technological advances including the advent of motor vehicles, television, the internet and 6 UK monarchs, 5 emperors of Japan and 20 US presidents,” it said.

Kimura has 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

He owes his longevity to his motto “eat light to live long”, the statement quoted him as saying.

Kimura worked at a local post office for 38 years. He turned to farming after his retirement and continued until the age of 90.

The Guinness record organisation postponed its presentation of Kimura's certificate because he has been recently hospitalised, the Kyodo News agency said, citing city officials.

The previous male record holder was Thomas Peter Thorvald Kristian Ferdinand 'Christian' Mortensen in the United States, who lived to 115 years and 252 days.

The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment of France, who lived to 122 years and 164 days and died in 1997.

Kimura became the oldest currently living person this month when Dina Manfredini of Iowa in the US died aged 115 years and 257 days. - Sapa-dpa


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Severe vitamin D deficiency independently associated with in-hospital cardiovascular mortality

(NaturalNews) Severe vitamin D deficiency influences heart health: study

Mainstream medicine has promoted the merits of vitamin D's bone health and rickets prevention for decades. For that level of health protection, a low RDA (recommended dietary allowance) was established of 600 iu (international units) daily while a vitamin D blood level at 20 ng/ml (nanograms/milliliter) was considered normal.

Now most real vitamin D experts agree that the minimum 25(OH)D serum level for optimum health and immunity from disease should start at 50 ng/ml. With these recent discoveries, many are taking four to ten thousand iu of vitamin D3 supplements daily, unless they're under the sun relatively bare-skinned and often.

A few courageous heart specialist MDs are breaking through the cholesterol smoke screen scam asserting that arterial inflammation is the root of all cardiovascular issues and heart disease (

A lot of this inflammation is the result of poor diets. But vitamin D also provides a measure of protection against inflammation of all types (

With the link of inflammation to heart disease, it's no wonder that recent studies are pointing to increased heart disease mortality among those vitamin D deficient.

Nine foods you should never eat again

(NaturalNews) With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually no health benefits while posing plenty of health risks. Here are nine foods you should never eat again if you care about preserving your long-term health:

1) White bread, refined flours. By definition, white bread and refined flours in general are toxic for your body because they have been stripped of virtually all vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients. Because of this, the body does not know how to properly digest and assimilate these so-called foods, which can lead to health problems. Refined white flour has also been bleached with chlorine and brominated with bromide, two poisonous chemicals that have been linked to causing thyroid and organ damage. (

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

The Bottom-line of Losing Weight

Quickest Way To Lose Weight Almost every weight loss supplement on the market promises users that if they buy their product, they will lose weight fast. This is not surprising because virtually all overweight/obese people are looking for the quickest way to lose weight and trust marketers, they are quick to capitalize on such opportunities. However, you don’t have to fall prey to this gimmick because really, no pill can be the quickest way to lose weight. What then is the quickest way to lose weight?

Quickest Way To Lose Weight

Actually, if you want to lose weight fast, no single drug can help you reach this goal. I’m not saying that diet supplements can’t help; I’m only saying that they can at best, serve as complements. Essentially, the quickest way to lose weight then boils down to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This implies that your food input and energy output must be well balanced.

Energy Output vs. Calorie Intake

You can take all the diet pills in this world but without maintain a balance between your food input and energy output, you’re not going to get anywhere. In fact, just taking diet pills in the belief that it’s the quickest way to lose weight without controlling your diet is detrimental to your health. However, if you can ensure that your energy output is higher than your food intake, then you are well on your way to losing weight quickly.

It takes Patience

We know, you want the quickest way to lose weight but losing weight takes time. You have to consistently adhere to a healthy diet and engage in adequate physical activities in addition to whatever weight loss supplement you decide to use. There will be times when you feel like giving up, don’t. If you stay true to the course, you will eventually get there.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Face paints poison danger warning by trading standards

Children's face paints containing dangerous levels of lead are on sale in shops, trading standards officials have warned.

Tests found Tarton Collection Kits, imported from China, contained lead, which can damage the nervous system.

Salford-based Chelford Limited, which imported the paints, was ordered by magistrates to pay more than £14,000 for breaching product safety laws.

Only 300 of the 7,200 kits sold on to shops in the UK have been recovered.

A second batch of 7,200 kits, which each contain stencils and five pots of paints, was ordered by Chelford Limited, but was intercepted by Salford trading standards officials.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Royal Raymond Rife

By Jeff Rense
Imagine, for a moment, that you have spent more than two decades in painfully laborious research-- that you have discovered an incredibly simple, electronic approach to curing literally every disease on the planet caused by viruses and bacteria . Indeed, it is a discovery that would end the pain and suffering of countless millions and change life on Earth forever. Certainly, the medical world would rush to embrace you with every imaginable accolade and financial reward imaginable. You would think so, wouldn?t you?

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Mammograms nothing but a dangerous unethical money-making scam

Shock study: Mammograms a medical hoax, over one million American women maimed by unnecessary 'treatment' for cancer they never had

Mammography is a cruel medical hoax. As I have described here on Natural News many times, the primary purpose of mammography is not to "save" women from cancer, but to recruit women into false positives that scare them into expensive, toxic treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

The "dirty little secret" of the cancer industry is that the very same oncologists who scare women into falsely believing they have breast cancer are also the ones pocketing huge profits from selling those women chemotherapy drugs. The conflicts of interest and abandonment of ethics across the cancer industry is breathtaking.

Now, a new scientific study has confirmed exactly what I've been warning readers about for years: most women "diagnosed" with breast cancer via mammography never had a cancer problem to begin with!

93% of "early detection" has no benefit to the patient.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Scientists fight superbugs naturally with copper


Contact with copper can prevent bacteria from exchanging genetic material and even kill them, making it a potent resource in the fight against the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, according to a study conducted at the University of Southampton, England and published in the journal mBio.

Bacteria possess an ability known as horizontal gene transfer (HGT), which allows entirely unrelated species to exchange genetic material with each other. Researchers say this ability is responsible for much of the spread of antibiotic-resistant disease in recent decades.

How Homeopathic Medicines Work: Nanopharmacology At Its Best

By Dana Ullman

It is commonly assumed that homeopathic medicines are composed of extremely small doses of medicinal substances. And yet, does anyone refer to an atomic bomb as an extremely small dose of a bomb? In actual fact, there is a power, a very real power, in having atoms smash against each other.

Homeopathic medicines are made through a specific pharmacological process of dilution and vigorous shaking. However, when skeptics say that there is nothing but water in homeopathic medicine, they are proving their ignorance, despite the incredible arrogance in which they make these assertions. Dr. Martin Chaplin, a respected British professor who is one of the world's experts on water, has verified that "homeopathic water" and "regular water" are not the same, and his review of almost 2,000 references to the scientific literature on water (!) confirm this fact (Chaplin, 2009).

Majority support for homeopathy in Britain?

Article by Paul Stoneman and Patrick Sturgis from the NCRM Hub, University of Southampton. This article also appears in the Winter 2012 issue of the MethodsNews newsletter (opens a .pdf file).

The appropriate place for Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) in modern healthcare continues to emerge as a source of controversy in policy debates.

The issue attracted media attention again recently, following the appointment in 2012 of the new Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, who supports the availability of homeopathic cures through the NHS. Due to the high degree of controversy surrounding its use and regulation, a number of studies have been undertaken which seek, in one way or another, to understand why people use these kinds of treatments. Where studies have been based on sample surveys of the general population, attention has focused on measures of reported use over some reference period. Reported use can then be specified as the outcome in a regression analysis, with demographic and attitudinal predictors introduced to enable inferences about the factors associated with CAM uptake. While this approach has resulted in a number of useful insights, it is problematic to assume that people who report having used CAMs in the past necessarily believe them to be efficacious (that is, better than a placebo) now. Conversely, the fact that an individual does not report having used a CAM in the past cannot be taken as indicating that she believes them to be inefficacious. As a consequence, our understanding of the factors which underpin support and opposition to CAM may be distorted through an exclusive focus on reported use. In this research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, we investigated the correspondence between reported use and the perceived efficacy of a particularly prominent and controversial treatment - homeopathy.

Monday, 10 December 2012

HIV infection rates among pregnant women increase in four South African provinces

Surveillance data shows an increasing rate of HIV infections among pregnant women in Mpumalanga, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Monday.

Releasing the annual 2011 national antenatal sentinel HIV and syphilis prevalence survey in Pretoria, Motsoaledi said Mpumalanga had shown an increase in estimated HIV prevalence of two percent.

The province had a 34.7 percent prevalence rate in 2009 and the figure has since risen to 36.7 percent, according to the survey compiled by the department of health.

Other increases in prevalence rates were recorded in the Free State, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Incredible! Water Remembers What Swims In It For Thousands Of Years

Water does not forget, says Prof. Boris Koch, a chemist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association. Irrespective of what happens in the sea: whether the sun shines, algae bloom or a school of dolphins swims through a marine area – everything and everyone leaves biomolecular tracks. With the help of a combination of new techniques, Boris Koch and colleagues can now identify and retrace some of these. In a special volume of the open access journal Biogeosciences, these scientists report on how these analyses work and which events in the sea have so far been uncovered by researchers.

Researchers working with Prof. Dr. Boris Koch, travelling on the Polarstern research ship, took water samples containing dissolved organic matter or DOM from the sea. The subsequent analysis in the mass spectrometer generates a chemical fingerprint which indicates the origin of the organic substances. Do they original from land plants or marine organisms, or did they enter the ocean via dust in the air or along springs on the sea bed? The analysis also permits conclusions to be made about the age of substances in the water – they can float in the ocean for several thousand years!

Vitamin D cuts cavities in half

by: Sherry Baker, Health Sciences Editor

(NaturalNews) With less time spent outdoors and the constant use of sunscreen by many, vitamin D levels are decreasing in many populations. Meanwhile, the number of cavities in children's teeth has gone up. Is there a connection? A new review of multiple studies of dental caries, or tooth decay, and vitamin D indicates the answer is yes. In fact, studies of kids in many countries link vitamin D intake to a whopping 50 percent reduction in cavities.

Male fertility - Yet another study suggests sperm numbers are falling in rich countries

Yet another study suggests sperm numbers are falling in rich countries
Fertilisation sperm connecting with egg
AS HEALTH scares go, the idea that sperm counts are plummeting across the industrialised world, probably as a result of chemical pollution that has an adverse hormonal effect, takes some beating. In 1992 a meta-analysis of 61 papers, published in the British Medical Journal, suggested they had fallen by half in the preceding half-century, from 113m per millilitre of semen to 66m. Since then, the decline has apparently continued. The most recent paper, just published in Human Reproduction, by Joëlle le Moal, Matthieu Rolland and their colleagues at France’s Institute for Public Health Surveillance, is also one of the most comprehensive yet.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Canadian Researchers Discover New Evidence That Vitamin D Shuts Down Cancer Cells

By Mae Chan -

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a molecular basis for the cancerpreventive effects of vitamin D, whereby its active form essentially shuts down cancer cells.

People with higher blood levels of vitamin D live significantly longer than people who have low blood levels of the vitamin.

The team, led by McGill professors John White and David Goltzman, of the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Physiology, discovered that the active form of vitamin D acts by several mechanisms to inhibit both the production and function of the protein cMYC. cMYC drives cell division and is active at elevated levels in more than half of all cancers. Their results are published in the latest edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Spain study confirms hemp oil cures cancer without side effects

The International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) is putting hemp oil on its cancer protocol. It is a prioritized protocol list whose top five items are magnesium chloride, iodine, selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid and sodium bicarbonate. It makes perfect sense to drop hemp oil right into the middle of this nutritional crossfire of anti cancer medicines, which are all available without prescription.
Hemp oil has long been recognised as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds (a member of the achene family of fruits) it has been regarded as a superfood due to its high essential fatty acid content and the unique ratio of omega3 to omega6 and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – 2:5:1. Hemp oil, is known to contain up to 5% of pure GLA, a much higher concentration than any other plant, even higher than spirulina. For thousands of years, the hemp plant has been used in elixirs and medicinal teas because of its healing properties and now medical science is zeroing in on the properties of its active substances.

Dangers of mixing grapefruit with drugs rises

The number of drugs when mixed with grapefruit that can lead to serious health problems, including sudden death, has skyrocketed, warns a Canadian researcher who first discovered the toxic link.

In an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, David Bailey, a scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, said more than 85 drugs, many of them highly prescribed for common medical conditions, are known to interact with the pink fruit.

He first made the link 20 years ago.

But the number of medications with the potential to interact with grapefruit and cause serious adverse health effects has jumped from 17 to 43 in the last four years, as new drugs have been rolled out, Bailey said.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Abortion Boosts Breast Cancer Risk 193% Study Finds, Giving Birth Lowers It

Abortion Boosts Breast Cancer Risk 193% Study Finds, Giving Birth Lowers It
by Steven Ertelt Editor

Babol, Iran ( – Researchers in Iran have published the results of a new study showing women who have an abortion face a 193% increased risk of breast cancer. On the other hand, women who carry a pregnancy to term find a lowered breast cancer risk compared with women who have never been pregnant.

The study follows on the heels of new reports indicating Komen for the Cure gave $7.5 million to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2009.

The findings were reported in the April 3, 2010 issue of Medical Oncology but are coming to the public’s attention only now.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk

by Elizabeth Renter

There have been several studies over the years that established a link between aspartame consumption and cancer risk. But, these studies were frequently criticized as being too small, only capturing a short period of time, and otherwise not living up to strict scientific standards. A new study, however, addresses these concerns and substantiates what the previous ones already said: that aspartame in diet soda can increase your risk of certain types of cancer, exponentially. It seems the aspartame-cancer link has been exposed…again.

The Aspartame-Cancer Link

Scientists looked at data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study for a period of 22 years, including over 77,000 female study subjects and nearly 48,000 males. In all, the giant study looked at “2,278,396 person-years of data”, the most of all previous aspartame studies.

Friday, 23 November 2012

4D scans show foetuses yawn in the womb

Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they also yawn

Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy foetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a new way to check on a baby's health.

South Africa's child vaccination rates lower than those of Malawi

A dangerous game of darts in the dark
By Daniel Berman and Gregory Hussey

South Africa claims with pride its status as a middle-income country and economic powerhouse but when it comes to saving the lives of children through routine immunisations, we are far behind neighbouring countries. By 2010, South Africa was already spending R1.2 billion on vaccine procurement every year but child vaccination rates remained low – lower than those of Malawi, a country with 8% of South Africa’s per capita income.

Recently, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) South Africa questioned the current system in South Africa at the inaugural International African Vaccinology Conference in Cape Town.

For MSF South Africa and others concerned about immunisation, the facts are clear: young South African children are not receiving basic immunisations. Meanwhile, South Africa is overpaying for these vaccines while under-spending on programme support.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

30 Important Websites For Highly Sensitive People

HSP Health Blog offers insight into the highly sensitive trait and its genetic and stress diseases. It offers alternative health strategies for HSP’s to support their highest functioning.

Have you noticed the increased interest in introverts and highly sensitive people?

In 1996, Dr. Elaine Aron published her groundbreaking book, The Highly Sensitive Person, opening a door that could not be kept closed any longer. Highly sensitive people have been treated as if there is something wrong with them for a long time, when in fact they are among the most caring, conscientious and creative people on the planet.

As the downsides of our current cultural model becomes increasingly apparent and the need for serious change becomes more accepted,  many people will be seeking a different perspective, new skills and even an adjustment in values.

When Is Ejaculation ‘Premature,’ and what to do about it?

Article by James Hamblin, MD, is The Atlantic‘s Health editor.

With personal lidocaine spray, anesthetized genitals are just a “please excuse me for a moment” away.

How long is sex supposed to last? One consensus of sex therapists said 3 to 7 minutes of penis-in-vagina is “adequate,” while 7 to 13 minutes is “desirable.”

If three minutes is adequate, then when does being a little quick on the trigger become an actual medical diagnosis?

The International Society of Sexual Medicine defines premature ejaculation as meeting all of three criteria: finishing most of the time within one minute and having it result in personal distress.

Indonesians plagued by blindness

During eight days, more than 1,400 cataracts were removed.

They came from the remotest parts of Indonesia, taking crowded overnight ferries and riding for hours in cars or buses - all in the hope that a simple, and free, surgical procedure would restore their eyesight.

Many patients were elderly and needed help to reach two hospitals in Sumatra where mass eye camps were held earlier this month by Nepalese surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit. During eight days, more than 1,400 cataracts were removed.

The patients camped out, sleeping side-by-side on military cots, eating donated food while fire trucks supplied them with water for showers and toilets. Many who had given up hope of ever seeing again left smiling after their bandages were removed.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Physicians: Birth control should be sold without a prescription

(CNN) -- In the future, women may be able to buy birth control pills alongside ibuprofen and cough drops if the recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is adopted.

The group is recommending that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter without a prescription in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States.

Approximately 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned, a rate that hasn't changed much in the past 20 years, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reproductive health research. Women in their 20s are most at risk.

An ethics debate on IVF doctor selling large quantities of Human Embryos at cheap prices

You knew it would come to this. To reduce costs, an IVF doctor is making mass quantities of embryos and selling them on the cheap. From the LA Times story:

Dr. Ernest Zeringue was looking for a niche in the cut throat industry of fertility treatments. He seized on price, a huge obstacle for many patients, and in late 2010 began advertising a deal at his Davis, Calif., clinic unheard of anywhere else: Pregnancy for $9,800 or your money back.

That’s about half the price for in vitro fertilization at many other clinics, which do not include money-back guarantees.

The shocking truth about what's really in vaccines: Mercury, MSG, Formaldehyde, Aluminum

Do you really know what's in vaccines? According to the CDC, all the following neurotoxic metals and chemicals are intentionally added to vaccines: Mercury, MSG (monosodium glutamate), Formaldehyde and Aluminum.

These toxic elements should never be INJECTED into any human being! Their toxicity explains the deadly side effects of vaccines, including:

* Comas
* Seizures
* High fevers
* Spontaneous abortions
* Death

So why doesn't the vaccine industry make "clean" vaccines without these additives? The answer is because the whole point of vaccines is not to medically help people, but rather to intentionally POISON them.

Watch this YouTube video at :

I took a few minutes out of my day to research the claims presented, in this video, by Mr. Adams & found them to be 100% accurate, factual, and easily verifiable. But what I found most interesting was the way it almost wouldn't play due to the obscene amount of buffering & scrambling my device experienced as I tried watching it. That -alone- tells me that 'The Powers That Be' don't want us hearing what this vid has to say...

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Heart attacks more common among the unemployed

People who have recently lost their jobs are more likely to suffer a heart attack than their employed peers, in some cases running a risk as high as 35%, according to a US study.

Researchers, whose results appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that each successive job loss was tied to a higher chance of heart problems among more than 13 000 older adults, although it’s not clear how unemployment itself might have caused the extra heart attacks.

Monday, 19 November 2012

The New Medicine of Dr Hamer

by Walter Last

Dr Hamer was persecuted and jailed for perhaps curing more people of cancer than anybody else in human history, his work lives on.

Dr Hamer had an exceptionally high success rate with his cancer therapy, by far the highest I have seen of any therapy. During one of several trials of the persecuted Dr Hamer the public prosecutor (Wiener-Neustadt in Austria) had to admit that after 4 to 5 years 6,000 out of 6,500 patients with mostly advanced cancer were still alive. That is over 90%, almost a reversal of the results to be expected after conventional treatment of advanced conditions.

Dr Hamer started his cancer research when he developed testicle cancer after his son was shot dead. He wondered if his son's death was the cause of his cancer. Subsequently he investigated and documented over 15,000 cases of cancer and always found the following characteristics to be present, which he termed the Iron Rules of Cancer.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Lithium: How Good is it?

Many people worry that lithium is one of psychiatry's "Big Guns", something we use for patients with really severe mental illnesses.  They think, "Hey, I'm not that sick", and conclude that lithium is not right for them.

They don't know that lithium, in lower doses, is used in plain depression (not bipolar, not severe).  In fact, for depression that hasn't fully responded to an antidepressant, one research group calls it  "Step 1A" -- the thing to do, in some cases, before switching to another antidepressant.

But one of the strongest arguments for lithium is the way it appears to protect neurons.  So I wanted to show you the world's expert on how lithium works, talking about this aspect of lithium's potential benefits.  His full comments, on a range of topics, from his interview with a great bipolar advocacy organization, can be read on this link at the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation(CABF).

Monday, 12 November 2012

Poisoned! What to do when your dog is poisoned by criminals


What to do when your dog is poisoned by criminals

This guide dedicated to the memory of Misha, who died at the hands of criminals who poisoned him on the 8th of August, 2011, at the age of 14 months.

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The research I was doing for this document was tested when the same criminals returned a month later to complete a job interrupted. Thankfully, we were able to save Ludwig, the Blood Hound, without any complications.

I sincerely hope that this guide will help others save their dogs when the unthinkable happens.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Signs of Intestinal Virus

Intestinal viruses cause a condition called viral gastroenteritis. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the United States, causing millions of cases of diarrhea each year. It is highly contagious and, while usually mild, can cause severe disease in the elderly, in very young children and in those with a weakened immune system.


There are several viruses that cause gastroenteritis. Rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children. It usually affects children less than 2 years old, mostly during the winter and spring. Caliciviruses cause disease in all age groups. One of them, the norovirus, is responsible for epidemics of gastroenteritis between the months of October and April. And even though viral gastroenteritis is called "the stomach flu," the flu virus usually does not cause gastroenteritis,

The Age of Treason: 1958 Book Exposes Chemical Attack on Humanity

By Daniel Taylor

Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer was in many ways a man ahead of his time, and most certainly controversial. He was attacked by the medical establishment for connecting diet with disease and mental health in his 1917 book Dietetics. Dr. Clymer received his medical degree in 1902 from the College of Medicine and Surgery in Chicago and began practicing Osteopathy. Accusations of fraud surround Dr. Clymer’s career, including this 1923 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association which claims that, “Our records fail to show that this man was ever regularly graduated by any reputable medical college.” What Clymer had to say more than likely had something to do with the denouncement that he received from the medical establishment.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Schizophrenia diagnosed by simple eye test

SCIENTISTS have discovered an almost 100 per cent accurate method to detect whether a person has schizophrenia – a simple sight test.

A simple eye test can now determine whether a person has schizophrenia

Impaired eye movement has long been thought to be associated with schizophrenia.

Earthing - The Ultimate Antioxidant

By Dr. Mercola

Story at-a-glance
Modern rubber and plastic-soled shoes act as electrical insulators and therefore block the beneficial flow of electrons from the earth to your body.
Studies have shown that earthing or grounding improves blood viscosity, heart rate variability, inflammation, cortisol dynamics, sleep, autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance, and reduces effects of stress.
Earthing decreases the effect of these potentially disruptive electromagnetic fields.
A Body Voltage Meter can determine how much electricity is induced when lying in bed or sitting in a chair, and how much the electric charge is reduced by grounding.

Do you notice you feel better when you walk barefoot on the Earth? Recent research has explained why this happens.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Energy of Food: A Missing Piece in Weight Loss

As a psychiatrist I know that there is more to overeating and obesity than meets the eye. Genetics play a role, as do hormonal and psychological triggers. However, one big reason that many diets fail is that traditional weight-loss programs don’t factor in how we process energy.

Sensitive people, whom I call emotional empaths in my book “Emotional Freedom,” unknowingly overeat in response to being overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or negativity. Empaths are extremely sensitive and become an emotional sponge for the stress of the world — they absorb it into their bodies. If this is you, the following information will be helpful. (To find out if you are an empath, take the “empath quiz” in my companion blog, “Are You An Emotional Empath?“)

25 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

From Health magazine
By Shaun Chavis

A little here, a little there

The most basic way to lose weight is to slash calories. That’s Diet 101. But how many do you really have to cut or burn to see results? It’s simple: You can drop a pound a week by trimming 500 calories each day. (Calories burned are based on a 150-pound woman.)

In fact, do a couple of swaps a day and you can drop 10 pounds in 5 weeks! So try these 25 easy tweaks—and get the slim body you want in no time.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Abortion - Another Perspective

A worried woman went to her gynaecologist and said: 'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help!'

'My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.' 

So the doctor said: 'Ok and what do you want me to do?' 

She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.' She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.' 

The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!' 

'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.' The doctor smiled, realising that he had made his point. He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same! 

Love says, 'I sacrifice myself for the good of the other person.' Abortion says, 'I sacrifice the other person for the good of myself.'

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WHO urges people to reveal depression, goal is to pump up big pharma medication sales

By Elizabeth Renter
Natural Society

On World Mental Health Day (October 10), the World Health Organization (WHO) let it be known that more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. But, they say, a stigma is still attached to the condition, leading people to keep their struggles quiet rather than reaching out for help. The WHO says the stigma must be dropped so that depressed individuals can have access to treatment, including therapy and Big Pharma medications.

Makeup and plastics may be causing early menopause

By Makini Brice
Medical Daily

Researchers warn that chemicals in cosmetics, plastics, and household cleaners could be causing women to go through menopause early.

Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri looked at data from 5,708 women who had been participants in the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Women who had been exposed to high amounts of certain chemicals were likely to undergo menopause as much as two years early - a change from 51 years old, the average age for the onset of menopause in the United States, to 49 years old.

Monday, 22 October 2012

CAT scanner at SA Public hospital not fixed due to unpaid bills

A medical supply company is refusing to fix a Leratong hospital CAT scanner which has been broken for six weeks because it is owned money by the health department, the DA claimed on Sunday.

This was putting patients' lives at risk, said Democratic Alliance Gauteng health spokesman Jack Bloom.

He said emergency patients at Leratong had to wait hours to be taken to another hospital for scans.

"Supply company TecMed refuses to replace the tube in the CAT scanner as the Gauteng Health Department owes them money," said Bloom.

Department spokesman Simon Zwane said Leratong hospital management was interacting with TecMed to get the machine fixed.

He said there had been a dispute with TecMed about how much it had been paid for its services and how much it was still owed by the department.

"Management is working on getting the machine fixed."

Regarding an accusation by Bloom that operations at Helen Joseph hospital had to be cancelled on Thursday when it ran out of a special paper used when sterilising surgical instruments, Zwane said the hospital received more paper on Friday.

"Another batch of the paper will be delivered this coming week," he said.

Virologists: Armageddon Virus could kill Mankind in 5 years

by Terrence Aym 
October 21, 2012

Like something from the pages of a science fiction thriller, scientists are warning that an unstoppable "Armageddon Virus" could wipe out Mankind. What's worse, their horrific scenario could play out not in 100 years, or even fifty, but in less than five years.

Shocking new trend

Virologists have identified a shocking new trend: deadly diseases have learned to mutate and jump species. Viruses that once were contained strictly to animals like birds, rats, pigs and bats are now transforming themselves to invade—and kill—the human body.

Investigations into new virus mutations and breakouts of fatal diseases have led researchers to the startling conclusion that viruses are adapting and crossing species faster than anyone expected.

Newly emerging viruses are beginning to spread so quickly that the medical protocols in place may soon become archaic.


Decayed Meat Treated With Carbon Monoxide To Make It Look Fresh

This is a regular standard practice in South Africa, and particularly at some of the most "respected, trusted and loved yuppy stores around". When you see that "pink" meat think again.

Most meat eaters may be unaware that more than 70% of all beef and chicken in the United States, Canada and other countries is being treated with poisonous carbon monoxide gas. It can make seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks. The meat industry continues to allow this toxic gas injection into many of the meat products people consume on a daily basis. The question is, how many people have become ill by this chemically altered meat that is being sold to families all over the world?
Carbon monoxide (often referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, one measly oxygen molecule away from the carbon dioxide we all exhale. But that one molecule makes a big difference in that it does very, very bad things to the human body at very, very low concentrations.

Why Are Black Women Three Times More Likely to Have an Abortion?

by Susan W. Enouen, P.E. | Washington, DC | | 10/21/12

Why are Black women over 3 times more likely to obtain an abortion than White women? Even though African Americans are only 12.6% of the population, they received 30% of the 1.2 million abortions in 2008 (latest available statistics), killing 360,000 Black babies at a rate of nearly 1,000 per day.

More than 16 million African American unborn babies have died from legalized abortion, which suggests that the current Black population of 39 million would have been more than a third larger without abortion. This scourge is the leading cause of death for African Americans, more than all other causes combined, including AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer and heart disease. African Americans have been disproportionately hurt by abortion because they have been targeted from the beginning. This is truly a case of Black genocide, and Planned Parenthood is one of the major players in this tragedy.

Life Issues Institute’s recent analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data shows that Planned Parenthood continues to strategically place the majority of their surgical abortion facilities in locations that target Black Americans for abortion. This analysis shows that 62% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are within walking distance (2 miles) of relatively high African American populations. In 2005, Life Issues Institute was the first to use Census 2000 data to document Planned Parenthood’s placement near minority neighborhoods; this updated research uses the newest census data to thoroughly examine the neighborhoods around their abortion facilities.

In this study, the percentage of African Americans was calculated for every census tract within walking distance of the 165 Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities operating in 2010. Census tracts are subdivisions designed to delineate areas whose populations are fairly homogeneous in certain ways, such as income level or housing stock.


7 Billion People: What Population Control Advocates Don’t Say

by Carol Soelberg | Washington, DC | | 10/21/11

International population advocates and their allies in the media have decided that October 31, 2011 is the day that the world’s population will reach 7 billion.  How convenient for them; they get to play off the day dedicated to spooky tales with a spooky tale of their own.

Over the weekend, some version of the Associated Press (AP) article “World Population Nearing 7 Billion” ended up in most major newspapers.  Here’s the gist of the article:  Women and their families living in poverty, not enough food, water, or access to education – all because they have too many children.  The intended message?   The world is going to collapse under the weight of its burgeoning population unless something is done.

United Families International has been contacted by several individuals asking for a rebuttal to this claim.  So we decided to share some thoughts on the topic.

Boys Now Enter Puberty Younger, Study Suggests, but It’s Unclear Why

By Pam Belluck  Published: October 20, 2012

A large study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that boys are entering puberty earlier now than several decades ago — or at least earlier than the time frame doctors have historically used as a benchmark.

The study, widely considered the most reliable attempt to measure puberty in American boys, estimates that boys are showing signs of puberty six months to two years earlier than was reported in previous research, which historically taught that 11 ½ was the general age puberty began in boys. But experts cautioned that because previous studies were smaller or used different approaches, it is difficult to say how much earlier boys might be developing.

The study echoes research on girls, which has now established a scientific consensus that they are showing breast development earlier than in the past.

PCBs and Infertility: A Subject the Elites Do Not Want You to Know About

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), approximately 99 percent of the PCBs used by U.S. industry were produced by the Monsanto Chemical Company.

Have you ever noticed how rarely known endocrine disruptor polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are mentioned in the Western mainstream media?  Probably not a coincidence as that particular pollutant is what ZetaTalk has told us would eventually cause the extinction (or near extinction) of full-blood humans.

Evidence suggests that long hours in office chairs or sitting watching TV will shorten your life

By Luisa Dillner
Woman sitting in chair
 Energy storage mode ... it's not good for you. Photograph: Alamy Are you sitting comfortably? Well, you had better stand up. Sitting is thelatest health hazard, according to a study published this week, showing that being sedentary for hours at a time increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and premature death.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Great Life

“Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Great Life”
by Henrik Edberg

“You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and also a humorist, satirist and lecturer. Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes. Here are a few of my favourite tips from him.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Some of the Greatest People the World had ever known

This is a list of people so great their work was beyond understanding

Most people on this list were so far advanced that they were opposed, ousted, rejected, belittled, discarded and science will always try to disprove their work or steer you away from them.

In the Middle Ages, the CHURCH oppressed & suppressed, they persecuted & prosecuted free & progressive thinkers, anyone that opposed them, anyone who's work they could not understand & anyone they perceived a threat. Since then, that OPPRESSIVE role has been taken over by organised SCIENCE. For the past 400 years SCIENCE HAS BEEN SUPPRESSING, PERSECUTING & PROSECUTING EXACTLY SUCH INTELLIGENT PROGRESSIVE INDIVIDUALS!

In my view Science is an insult to knowledge, it is backward and oppressive and it kept us in the dark ages until now.

Science only tries to investigate what others already know & that cannot be understood by scientists. High Incarnates like these greats were centuries ahead of their time, and they changed the World forever.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

20 Fact about Hemp

By Becca Wolford

Hemp has been grown for over 10,000 years as food, medicine, and textiles. I have composed a list of terrific facts about this amazing plant we know as hemp!

1. The original Levi Strauss jeans were made from hemp fibers.

2. The fiber from 1 acre of hemp (which matures in 100 days) is equivalent to 4 acres of trees (which take decades to mature).

3. Most of the bird seed sold in the U.S. has hemp seed in it

4. HEMP IS THE NUMBER ONE biomass producer on the planet. It produces ten tons per acre in about a four month period. It is a woody plant containing 77% cellulose (wood has 60% cellulose).

Lock away your daughters - the dangerous HPV vaccine

HPV vaccines are the most dangerous vaccines now on the US market.

What you won’t read anywhere but in the pages of What Doctors Don’t Tell Yous October issue (on sale Monday)—is the true story of America’s experience with the HPV vaccine. 

The fact is, the marketing of Gardasil in America and elsewhere represents one of the most reprehensible campaigns in drugs-industry history.

Approximately 9,000 reports received by the UK government of suspected side-effects from Cervarix, one in six deemed serious.

Cervical cancer is not a common cancer in the West. HPV is not a dangerous health epidemic. Ninety per cent of cases of HPV clear up by themselves—as do cervical abnormalities, which have other causes than simply a virus.

Read the full article : Lock Up Your Daughters

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Doctors who view the practice of medicine as a calling are more satisfied

They feel better about caring for patients with complex conditions such as obesity and alcohol addiction than other physicians, research shows.
By CAROLYNE KRUPA, amednews staff. Posted Sept. 10, 2012.

The reasons that drive doctors to practice medicine can have an impact on how satisfied they are caring for patients with challenging conditions, says an Archives of Internal Medicine research letter published online Aug. 27.

Researchers analyzed data from a national survey of 1,504 primary care physicians. They found that doctors who see medicine as a calling are more likely than other physicians to be satisfied treating patients who are obese or addicted to nicotine or alcohol.

Of the three conditions, physicians were most satisfied treating nicotine dependence (62%), followed by obesity (57%) and alcoholism (50%).

Friday, 7 September 2012

Massive underspending in South Africa's public hospitals

Five provinces under-spent on public hospital infrastructure to the tune of about R800 million last year, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
Sapa 2012-09-06 16:36:50
In a written reply to a parliamentary question, tabled on Thursday, he said at the end of March this year, spending on government's R4 billion hospital revitalisation grant was "at 79 percent of the total allocation".

The provinces affected included:

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The 90/10 Principle

The excellent, yet simple 90/10 principle

When something upsets you, just say to yourself, "90/10"
and it puts it all in perspective.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

What are the top alkaline-forming foods?

Your guide to eating alkaline

It is claimed that one of the keys to maintaining optimal health is discovering the correct way to eat food in order to maximize your alkaline potential, and in turn prevent chronic disease from developing in your body. But in order to do this, you have to first learn which foods are alkaline-forming, and which are acid-forming, as well as how to eat them in balance.

The continuous onslaught of chemicals, additives, and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) throughout the common food supply, not to mention modern society’s heavy reliance on processed, nutrient-stripped foods, is no doubt taking a huge toll on human health. Most people also eat copious amounts of food that promote acidity, which in turn makes them more prone to disease.

Capsaicin Hot Chili Peppers: A Fiery Food For That's Even Good For Your Heart

Is there anything chili peppers are not good for? Capsaicin in red chilis have been found to demonstrate a wide range of benefits for the human body including metabolism, weight loss, cancer, and even sore throats. Some people may even gravitate towards hot, spicy foods for a reason...their health. More research is finding that chili pepper compounds have a much healthier effect on cardiovascular systems than previously thought.

Scientists have recently reported that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Staff Management: Is your employee a Porsche or a VW Beetle?

By Dr. Johan P.B. Prinsloo

The following article is a reworked version of a presentation I gave some years ago to one of the companies I consulted for:

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." - R. Buckminster Fuller
We often find companies descending into run-of-the-mill worker mentality with under-productive staff and we wonder why?

We are quite willing to pay R8500 to R9000 per month for a Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up, while we most often use it for no more than an hour to three hours per day travelling to and from the office. The Cruiser is nothing but a transport vehicle, which achieves the same as a municipal bus or taxi.

At the same time we have an employee that gives us his time and productivity for eight hours each day, plus he/she also spends the same amount of time travelling to and from the office. The Cruiser does not add anything to the company other than being a tax-deductible expense, while the employee adds to the company. Without the land Cruiser one could always get to the office by some other means, be it a bus, taxi or driving club.

Monday, 6 August 2012

The Great Awakening Vitamin B-17 Laetrile therapy

During 1950 after many years of research, a dedicated biochemist by the name of Dr. Ernest T. Krebs, Jr., isolated a new vitamin that he numbered B-17 and called 'Laetrile'. As the years rolled by, thousands became convinced that Krebs had finally found the complete control for all cancers, a conviction that even more people share today. Back in 1950 Ernest Krebs could have had little idea of the hornet's nest he was about to stir up. The pharmaceutical multinationals, unable to patent or claim exclusive rights to the vitamin, launched a propaganda attack of unprecedented viciousness against B-17, despite the fact that hard proof of its efficiency in controlling all forms of cancer surrounds us in overwhelming abundance. Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non-drug approach? G. Edward Griffin, author of the book World Without Cancer contends that the answer is to be found not in science, but in politics, and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those who dominate the medical establishment.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

More research finds stress something to worry about

Psychological distress, even at relatively low levels, is linked to an increased risk of death, a new study shows.

For the study, which was published July 31 in the journal BMJ, researchers analyzed data on more than 68,000 adults over age 35 who took part in England's National Health Survey from 1994 to 2004.
Researchers found that subjects who were even slightly distressed -- such as those who sometimes had trouble sleeping due to worry -- were about 20 percent more likely to die over a ten-year period compared to people who reported no such symptoms. The researchers controlled for other unhealthy behaviors often linked to stress, such as smoking or drinking, as well as exercise, weight, and factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
In a separate study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital from Boston found that women suffering phobic anxiety, such as fear of heights, had shorter telomeres, the outermost part of chromosomes that shorten as we age, than their less-stressed counterparts.
Want to slash your stress levels? Earlier research found that subjects who practiced Buddhist meditation significantly decreased both cortisol and blood pressure, two signs of stress, in a six-week study.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Two Apples a Day More Effective At Reducing Heart Disease Than Statin Medications

More evidence continues to surface supporting the superior effectiveness of nature's foods over medication in preventing disease. New research shows that just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease lowering blood fat levels by almost 25 percent, a claim unattainable by cardiovascular prescription medications.

Scientists found apples significantly lowered blood fat levels in postmenopausal women, the group most at risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Studies in the past have found that flavonoids act as antioxidants -- enzymes that target free radicals that can damage DNA. Flavonoids are commonly found in chocolate, green tea and other fruits and vegetables.

Snacking on the fruit every day for six months slashed levels of so-called "bad cholesterol" by almost a quarter, a figure that all statin drugs combined cannot attain.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Carbon monoxide could treat pulmonary hypertension and inflammation

CARBON monoxide gets a bad rap. The gas, produced by incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons, causes hundreds of deaths every year by poisoning and sends many thousands to hospital. These are mainly the result of leaking cooking and heating equipment, but the colourless, odourless and tasteless substance, known to chemists as CO has also aided many a suicide. Most horrifically, Nazis used it in gas chambers.

But there is more to the “silent killer”, as CO is sometimes called. It is produced by many cells in the human body, where its molecules play a crucial role in activating enzymes involved in controlling the dilation of blood vessels, and thus blood flow. Mice in which the gene for producing the compound has been knocked out develop faulty organs and tend to die prematurely.

Exploiting this insight, researchers have successfully used CO to treat a number of ailments in lab critters. These include pulmonary hypertension, an otherwise incurable disease in which thickened arteries obstruct the flow of blood, leading to heart failure. The gas also keeps inflammation in check, in particular following organ transplants, where the recipient’s immune system tries to fend off the alien graft.


International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Lyon, France, June 12, 2012

After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer.

In 1988, IARC classified diesel exhaust as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). An Advisory Group which reviews and recommends future priorities for the IARC Monographs Program had recommended diesel exhaust as a high priority for re-evaluation since 1998.

There has been mounting concern about the cancer-causing potential of diesel exhaust, particularly based on findings in epidemiological studies of workers exposed in various settings. This was re-emphasized by the publication in March 2012 of the results of a large US National Cancer Institute/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study of occupational exposure to such emissions in underground miners, which showed an increased risk of death from lung cancer in exposed workers (1).


Deur Prof. Johan du Plessis

Die Internasionale Agentskap vir Navorsing oor Kanker (IARC) het pas bevestig dat die inaseming van dieseluitlaat, ‘n direkte oorsaak van longkanker is.

Volgens prof Johan du Plessis, ‘n kenner op beroepshigiëne aan die Noordwes-Universiteit se Potchefstroomkampus, is daar reeds vroeër bevind dat dieseluitlaat wat deur middel van die verbrandingsproses vanuit ‘n diesel-enjin vrygestel word, skadelik vir die menslike liggaam is. “Onlangse epidemiologiese studies het genoegsame bewyse gelewer sodat dieseluitlaat nou as ‘n menslike karsinogeen (kankerwekkende stof) geklassifiseer is.”

Friday, 27 July 2012

Mariusz Pudzianowski Sample Training Cycle

Here is a quote from Mariusz' of his diet. He eats everything and anything he wants,

Breakfast is 10 eggs and 2-3 pounds of bacon.
Between meals, I eat lots of candy. I need it for energy.
Lunch, at 1 or 2 p.m., is a double meal of a Polish pork chop, sauerkraut and potatoes.
An hour later, I work out, then take lots of supplements: magnesium, creatine, amino acids, all that stuff, and more chocolate.
Dinner is whatever meat I can get: steaks, pork chops, bacon, plus more sauerkraut and potatoes.
After I work out I have a protein shake and more chocolate.

This is just a sample of his full training program.

As one of only a handful of Strongmen, Mariusz trains twice a day, five days a week.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Can quitting really help a lifelong smoker?

Firstly can a nicotine patch boost your blood pressure?

Actual Question asked by an actual patient: On the day I stopped smoking a few weeks ago, I started using a nicotine patch. When I smoked, my blood pressure was great — 100/70. Now it is up to 160/90. I would hate to stop the patch, since it really helps, but I’m worried that it could cause a problem.

Actual answer provided by a typical medical practitioner: First off, congratulations for trying to stop smoking. Every part of your body will benefit if you quit.

The above must be the dumbest response anyone with experience could ever give a patient that stopped smoking.

The actual answer is : YES it can and it probably will raise your blood pressure, simply because no cigarette can bombard you with the amount of nicotine found in any of these money=making nicotine patches promoted by money-hungry health care practitioners.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

MMR Vaccine Caused Autism according to Italian Court

by Dr. Mercola

Many parents don’t think twice about taking their children in for routine vaccinations, as they are an integral and heavily promoted part of the conventional medical system. But this decision has had life altering, and sometimes life-ending, ramifications for more children than you might expect.

Many hard core health activists are distressed that I do not promote the avoidance of all vaccines outright. Instead, I strongly urge you to invest the time to educate yourself about the potential benefits and risks of each vaccine prior to vaccination, and to make educated decisions based on what you conclude is likely to be the best course of action for your child.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Researchers identify gene variant protective against Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's brain.

Researchers have found the first gene mutation that protects against Alzheimer's disease, a finding that supports a now-controversial theory about the cause of the disease and that could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to treat the disorder. The gene mutation also protects against normal dementia of aging, suggesting that the two diseases have mechanisms in common.

SA docs 'helping people die'

South Africa should legalise euthanasia as many doctors are already secretly helping elderly patients to die, Western Cape University Prof Sean Davison said on Thursday.

"Many doctors have said to me privately that they've helped people to die... at their request. It's the choice of the doctor [though]... and they have to do it behind the scenes illegally," he said.

With no choice whether to die or not, critically ill patients had to rely on the graciousness of their doctor.

"If you don't have a law change, you might be playing Lotto with your doctor."

Davison was addressing the Cape Town Press Club in Newlands.

He returned to South Africa in May after serving a five-month detention in New Zealand for helping his cancer-stricken mother end her life.

She had tried going on a hunger strike, but when that failed he gave her a lethal dose of morphine.

Davison pleaded guilty to assisted suicide in the Dunedin High Court last year. He was originally charged with attempted murder and was arrested in September 2010.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Study Finds that Carbs Prevent Energy Use

Dr. Barry Groves
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 02:52 CDT

A few days ago, England's Euro 2012 football team lost a quarter-final match to Italy on penalties. This scenario has happened so regularly that one might call it the 'England finish'.

It has also happened so regularly that it hasn't been difficult to see a pattern emerging for some years: England just run out of energy; they aren't able to sustain 90 minutes of football.

The question is: Why? And the answer, which I have been convinced of for some years, was their rubbish carb-based diet. I am no lover of football, so have never watched a game, but commentaries on news bulletins spell out the form. To précis it, the England team always seem to start the game full of bounce, have most of the possession and often take the lead, then it all goes wrong. At half time they fill up on Jaffa cakes - and are so rubbish during the second half that they lose. But this, is exactly what I would expect.

Carbs not only result in reactive hypoglycaemia (you run out of blood glucose), they also raise serotonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy and slows you down. This is why people are advised to have a carb meal before going to bed. But both of these conditions are the last thing you should eat if you have to work - or play football.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Pregnancy is the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide

Every year one million teenage girls die or suffer serious injury, infection or disease due to pregnancy or childbirth, according to our new report launched today. That's why we need world leaders to act at a crucial Family Planning Summit on 11 July.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Our report, Every Woman's Right: How Family Planning Saves Lives, highlights the fact that girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in pregnancy than women in their 20s. Babies born to younger mums are also at far greater risk and around one million babies born to adolescent girls die every year - babies are 60% more likely to die if their mother is under 18.

Read the full report

Monday, 18 June 2012

Live Blood Analysis

Live Blood Analysis is a revolutionary technique that enables the practitioner to observe your blood cells – there and then. Only one drop of blood is necessary and we see your live cells magnified 10,000 times moving around right in front of our eyes.

Many practitioners and patients alike report finding the diagnostic value of Live Blood Analysis quite profound.

The quality of the blood is vital to healthy, disease-free existence. Live blood Analysis enables us to see your blood exactly as it behaves inside your body, giving a clear picture of your health at a cellular level.

Live blood analysis is the simplest and easiest way to detect a wide range of conditions that often elude conventional testing.

Multiple Sclerosis Is Now Being Cured By Surgery

An Italian doctor has been getting dramatic results with a new type of treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, which affects up to 2.5 million people worldwide. In an initial study, Dr. Paolo Zamboni took 65 patients with relapsing-remitting MS, performed a simple operation to unblock restricted blood flow out of the brain - and two years after the surgery, 73% of the patients had no symptoms. Dr. Zamboni's thinking could turn the current understanding of MS on its head, and offer many sufferers a complete cure.

Groundbreaking Research Shows How Nanoparticles Are Causing Autoimmune Diseases

New groundbreaking research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has found that exposure to nanoparticles, commonly used in sunscreen, cosmetics and other personal care products can have a serious impact on health, linking it to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases.

The findings that have been recently published in the international journal 'Nanomedicine' have health and safety implications for the manufacture, use and ultimate disposal of nanotechnology products and materials.

Top Risk of Stroke: Healthy Adults Who Habitually Sleep Less Than 6 Hours

Habitually sleeping less than six hours a night significantly increases the risk of stroke among middle-age to older adults who are of normally healthy according to a study over 5000 people followed for up to three years.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

The truth about the growing trend of cesareans

Sunday, June 10, 2012
by: Victoria Moore

(NaturalNews) The United States Department of Health and Human Services is reporting that Cesareans are on the rise up 53 percent since 1996. The C-Section rate was listed as 21 percent in 1996 and a climbed to 32.8 percent in 2010. According to the World Health Organization the suggested rate of C-section should not exceed 15 percent. Cesareans can be beneficial in situations where complications arise. However, the problem is that these procedures are often used inappropriately on healthy women with little or no complications.

C-sections can result in problems in the mother such as infections, loss of blood, placenta problems, complications in future pregnancies, ongoing pelvic pain, uterine rupture and bowel blockage. Babies can experience breathing problems, difficulty breastfeeding, childhood onset diabetes and asthma.

Still Think Margarine is Healthy? This How Margarine is Made

Have you ever wondered how margarine is made?

Many people probably know it is made by a process called hydrogenation. But few are aware of the details of what goes on during hydrogenation.

Here is a step-by-step description of the nine-step industrial hydrogenation process used in the making of margarine.

Step 1: Oils are heated until they turn rancid
Margarine makers start with cheap second-grade vegetable oils from corn/maize, soy-beans, sunflower seeds, cotton-seed, safflower seeds and canola/rapeseed.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Ginger

August 1, 2011

Ginger is a perennial plant, distinguished by the white and yellowish-greenish flowers it produces, as well as its thick and long twisting rhizoid (stem). The ginger plant is known to have originated in China, however it has since then been cultivated in many other countries, including: India, South West Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean. The plant is famous for its concentrated, spicy aroma, which can be attributed to the fact that it is composed of up to 3% natural essential oils.

The rhizoid is the part of the plant which is generally sold and used today. It has been made widely available for eating and for the use of flavoring foods. It is also ground up and processed into all sorts of powders, tinctures, crystals, tonics and flavorings and then marketed in health food stores.

Onion juice triples testosterone levels

Think of a dirt-cheap vegetable you can buy at every greengrocers and supermarket. Put it in a juicer, give the juice to rats for three weeks, and watch their testosterone level rise by 314 percent. According to research done at Tabriz University in Iran, fresh onion juice raises testosterone levels as much as substances like nolvadex or clomid.


More Research Shows that Bacteria are Beneficial, Not Harmful

Patrick Gallagher
June 15, 2012

Over many, many years, bacteria has been scrutinized and persecuted for causing the development of thousands of diseases and ailments in people, but what do we actually know about these microbes that seem to cover everything at all times? Recent research shows that we actually don’t know a whole lot about when we look at the leaps and bounds we took to disinfect and cleanse nearly everything we own. In a research project entitled the Human Microbiome Project (much akin to the Human Genome Project of great relevance), researchers show that bacteria and microbial bodies are actually much more beneficial than they will ever be detrimental. Not only do bacteria keep people alive and healthful by helping to strengthen the immune system, but they also explain in a broad sense why people are so different when it comes to vaccinations and diseases.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lesbianism & Genetics: Female Sexual Preference Partly Hereditary, But Erotic 'Plasticity' Still Unexplained

By: Natalie Wolchover
Published: 06/14/2012 12:02 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries
Lesbian Genetic
Straight women are much more likely to get themselves knocked up than gay women. So, in terms of evolution, they would seem to have a better chance of passing on their genes, while at the same time it would seem that the genes that make women gay would quickly vanish from the gene pool. This raises the question, why are there gay women?

ARVs give woman abnormally large breasts

2012-06-14 17:34

Johannesburg - An HIV-positive woman developed abnormally large and stretched breasts due to the side effects of her antiretroviral (ARV) medication, according to a report in the Sowetan on Thursday.

The condition, known as lipodystrophy, was recognised through changes in fat reduction or redistribution, often in one area, leading to abnormal body shape transformations.

"In 2008, my breasts started growing rapidly and got heavy, making life difficult for me," the 29-year-old woman told the newspaper.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Diesel exhausts do cause cancer, says WHO

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News
12 June 2012

Exhaust fumes from diesel engines do cause cancer, a panel of experts working for the World Health Organization says.
Car exhaust

It concluded that the exhausts were definitely a cause of lung cancer and may also cause tumours in the bladder.

It based the findings on research in high-risk workers such as miners, railway workers and truck drivers.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

United States cancer survivors face new test in long-term care

CHICAGO | Tue Jun 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
(Reuters) - Mario Alberico got his education in oncology the hard way. He has lived with cancer and the long-term effects of his treatment for most of his life.
At 51, Alberico has finally assembled a team of doctors near his home in suburban Chicago to manage his care. Before that, he saw one doctor after another who failed to recognize serious health problems that stemmed from radiation and chemotherapy drugs used to treat his bone cancer decades earlier.
During his senior year of high school, Alberico, the seventh of nine children supported by his widowed mother, got radiation and rotated through 4 different chemotherapy drugs at high doses that eradicated the cancer. Each one of those drugs can have grave long-term effects.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Eat more food to lose more weight

By Plamen Petkov
Published June 04, 2012
Men's Health

As early humans evolved, starvation and deprivation were persistent threats to survival. So they learned to store fat in flush times and burn fewer calories when food was hard to come by—just like bears preparing for hibernation. If you go hungry all day and then eat a heavy evening meal, you're doing the same thing.

Instead, try eating several small meals, consuming 30 percent to 35 percent of your daily calories in the morning. You'll feel full all day and give your body a chance to burn off what you took in—rather than sleeping on it like a bear.

And for more ways to stay fuller longer and pack on new muscle with ease, pick up a copy of

Lugbesoedeling lei tot chroniese hartsiektes

2012-06-06 16:02

Kaapstad – Lugbesoedeling, wat ‘n ernstige gevaar vir die omgewing is, is ook ‘n groot risiko vir mense se gesondheid.

Dié gesondheidsrisiko’s word met  asemhalingsinfeksies, longkanker en hartsiektes geassosieer.

EurekAlert berig ‘n navorser in Tel Aviv, Israel, het vasgestel dat lugbesoedeling nie net tot hartaanvalle en beroertes kan lei nie, maar kan herhaalde episodes hiervan oor die langtermyn veroorsaak.

Dr. Yariv Gerber sê hartpasiënte wat in gebiede met hoë lugbesoedeling woon, is meer as 40% meer geneig om ‘n tweede hartaanval te kry as pasiënte wat in gebiede met lae lugbesoedeling woon.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

7 things women do that drive men mad

Annoying female habit 1: Making an anniversary out of everything
What is it with women turning the nice little things in life into a grand gift-exchanging, champagne-popping ceremony? We return home from a normal day at work to be met with a candle-lit dinner and an expensive looking gift but, quite frankly, it makes our heart stop. Have you done something wrong? Is it your birthday? My birthday? Oh silly me, it’s the anniversary of the first time we looked at each other. Please refrain from doing this, ladies. We have a hard enough time getting event dates right without being shouted at for not buying the dog a card to celebrate the anniversary of his first vaccination.

5 Types of women men can't stand

We all know what women don't like in men, but do we have even the slightest idea about what type of women put off men? Here is the lowdown on the personality types men don't like at all.

Women who crib, talk negatively and belittle people are a great turn-off. Sure we all have our bags full of complaints, but it is one thing to complain once in a while, and it's something else to crib big time 24x7 about every issue or every person one comes across. Men can't understand why a woman has to crib and bitch all the time. Either you do something about the issue or stop complaining - it's as simple as that.

Rosemary Oil Improves Your Brain Power and Memory

There may be another way to improve your memory and cognition. According to a new British study, all you have to do is take a sniff of a specific essential oil. The best news is that it's not hard to find.

The new study was designed to show whether breathing in something called 1,8-cineole--a chemical compound found in rosemary oil--would have an effect on mental abilities. The researchers suspected that it might boost mental abilities because past research has shown that 1,8-cineole might slow the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that’s essential for both memory and many other mental processes including recognizing sequences and performing quick mathematical tasks.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

The FTC: Actually, Pomegranates May Not Treat Heart Disease, Cancer, and Erectile Dysfunction

By Marion Nestle May 24 2012

Even with the best research money could buy, a judge ruled this week that POM had deceptively promoted its products unproven health benefits.

I've been following the legal battles between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the makers of POM juice and other pomegranate juice products with avid interest, mainly because they deal with the credibility of sponsored scientific research.

This week, an administrative law judge ruled that POM violated federal law when it deceptively advertised its products as able to "treat, prevent, or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction."

Calcium pills double risk of heart attacks say scientists

Published May 24, 2012 NewsCore

Taking calcium supplements doubles the risk of heart attacks, according to a controversial new study by Swiss scientists.

University of Zurich researchers found that people who take the pills are 86 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not, after studying data on 24,000 German men and women aged 35 to 64, over 11 years.

The risk more than doubled for people taking only calcium supplements, the researchers said.

Monday, 21 May 2012

6 Reasons People Gain Weight In The Summer

When it comes to losing or maintaining your weight, we know it is not a cakewalk, but unknowingly there can be many reasons contributing to sabotaging your healthy intentions, even in the summer.

There are many cues of gaining weight, right from the pill you're popping on regular basis, to the lightning in a restaurant to replacing fats with carbs. Do these habits sound familiar? Browse on to know about 6 surprising reasons why you gaining weight this summer season.

1. For days, you tend to give up on fats completely, only to replace them with carbs. In order to lower the amount of fat we eat, we tend to replace fatty foods with carb varieties, such as white breads, rice and white pastas. Simple carbs tend to stimulate your body to produce insulin, which can further lead to weight gain. The best solution is to stick to healthy carbs and fats. Go for grains, healthy fruits and vegetables for healthy carbs, and avocado, nuts and fish for monosaturated fats.

Chemists Merge Experimentation With Theory In Understanding Of Water Molecule

Water is the most abundant and one of the most frequently studied substances on Earth, yet its geometry at the molecular level – the simple two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, and how they interact with other molecules, including other water – has remained somewhat of a mystery to chemists.

Most understanding at that level is theoretical, requiring the use of supercomputers to make innumerable calculations over periods of weeks to make educated guesses as to the arrangements and structure of water clusters before they form into liquid water or ice.

But a new study, using experimentation with a highly advanced spectrometer for molecular rotational spectroscopy, has removed some of the mystery and validates some very complex theory involving the way water molecules bond. It is published in the May 18 issue of the journal Science.

Study Finds That Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk Of Death

Older adults who drank coffee - caffeinated or decaffeinated - had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink coffee, according a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and AARP.

Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, although the association was not seen for cancer. These results from a large study of older adults were observed after adjustment for the effects of other risk factors on mortality, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Researchers caution, however, that they can't be sure whether these associations mean that drinking coffee actually makes people live longer. The results of the study were published in the May 17, 2012 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.