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It’s time — in fact, way past time — to have a serious look at the toxic influence of your home. Making sure the water, air, textiles, paints, cleaning products, EMFs (and more) aren’t adding to your toxic load is one of the MOST responsible things you can do for yourself and your family. Learn to comprehensively (and easily, in many cases) address possible toxic sources, and turn your home into the “health haven” it is meant to be: preventative, restorative and calming! The Toxic Home Transformation Summit is online and FREE from June 25 - July 1, 2018.
In November 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) together with a coalition of organizations and private citizens, including Food & Water Watch, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, and Moms Against Fluoridation, presented a petition1 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to exercise its authority to prohibit the addition of fluoridation chemicals to the public’s drinking water supplies under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). FAN’s petition was made on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities, and included over 2,500 pages of scientific documentation detailing these health risks. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allows individuals to petition the EPA to regulate and prohibit the “particular use“ of a chemical if the petitioner can show that it presents an unreasonable risk to the general public or susceptible subpopulations. TSCA specifically gives the EPA the authority to prohibit drinking water additives. However, in an attempt to put up an unreasonable roadblock the EPA dismissed our petition based on a questionable interpretation of Congress’s recent amendments to TSCA. In response, FAN and our coalition partners filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California legally challenging the EPA’s denial of our petition. It also prompted the Natural Resources Defense Council to file an amicus brief challenging EPA’s strained interpretation of the law. Since challenging the EPA in court, a lot has happened to move us closer to a successful outcome. We have won our first two battles in federal court, new government-funded research has been published which strengthens our case, and our day in court has been scheduled.
Study: Cannabis More Effective Than Pharmaceutical Drugs for Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer’s
The prevailing safety concerns about marijuana from mainstream medicine, mainstream media, and government officials are focused on the brain. Somehow getting “high on pot” is associated with brain damage. And brain damage is the battle cry of marijuana prohibitionists. An earlier Health Impact News article presented the truth about this myth and how it started. It also provides information that points out the fact that cannabis is a brain health herb. In fact, full spectrum cannabis with THC included has been reported empirically by individuals and scientific studies to do the opposite of damaging the brain: It apparently heals brain damage. A June 2016 in-vitro study titled, Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids, published in Nature Partner Journal – Aging and Mechanics of Disease, used a cultured brain tissue to better study the biochemical and cellular mechanics involved. The study was conducted at the Salk Institute of La Jolla, California, and coordinated with the University of California in San Diego. The study was funded by The Burns Foundation, The Bundy Foundation, and, surprisingly, the National Institutes of Health (NIH). From the study: "Nerve cell death from the accumulation of aggregated or amyloid-like proteins is a common theme in most age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases. However, there are no drugs that significantly inhibit cell death associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s or Huntington’s diseases. Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells."
Microwave exposure to the eyes causes long-term damage regardless of whether it is coming from smartphones, tablets, cell tower, Wi-Fi, DEC cordless phones, baby monitors, child’s toys, microwave ovens or any other microwave source. The vision of children is even more at risk than adults. When a person talks on a cell phone or looks at a smartphone display, the eyes receive a large dose of microwave radiation. The eyes of ten-year-old children absorb five times more cell phone radiation than the eyes of adults, and the eyes of five-year-old children absorb 12 times more than adults. These calculations were made in 1996, long before the implementation of the modern 3G, 4G and 5G microwave communication systems and the more powerful phones that use these systems. Even though you might not notice the effects of microwaves today, this technology is slowly producing cumulative harm that may not be realized for 5, 10, or 20 years. Nevertheless, we will all eventually pay the price for the convenience of microwave technology when microwave-related illnesses take control over our lives.
Big Pharma Cannot Explain Why People with Very High LDL Cholesterol Have No Cardiovascular Disease and Live Long Lives
If your hypothesis is that all swans are white, the discovery of one black swan refutes your hypothesis. That is how science works. Or at least that is how science should work. In the real world, scientists are highly adept at explaining away contradictions to their favoured hypotheses. They will use phrases such as, it’s a paradox, or inform you that you didn’t measure the correct things or say there are many other confounding factors – and suchlike. Anyway, accepting that the finding of someone with a very high LDL level, and no detectable atherosclerosis, will always be dismissed – in one way or another – I am still going to introduce you to a ‘case history’ of a seventy-two-year-old man with familial hypercholesterolaemia, who has been studied for many, many, years. Try as they might, the researchers have been unable to discover any evidence for cardiovascular disease (CVD) – of any sort. The paper was called ‘A 72-Year-Old Patient with Longstanding, Untreated Familial Hypercholesterolemia but no Coronary Artery Calcification: A Case Report.’ And just in case you believe this is a single outlier, something never seen before or since, let me introduce you to the Simon Broome registry, set up in the UK many years ago to study what happens to individuals diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). It is the longest, if not the largest, study on FH in the world. It has mainly been used as one of the pillars in support of the cholesterol hypothesis. However, when you start to look closely at it – fascinating things emerge. One of the most interesting is that people with FH have a lower than expected overall mortality rate – in comparison to the ‘normal’ population. Or, to put this another way. If you have FH, you live longer than the average person.
Since 1990, Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases have been rising rapidly all over the world, as has environmental pollution. The same holds true for respiratory diseases, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). Fracking, vehicular emissions, coal-fueled electric energy plants, and others are all contributors to environmental pollution. However, there’s one air polluter that’s more ubiquitous than all the above put together. It appears high above our atmosphere in the stratosphere. It’s very noticeable to the naked eye from the ground, but hardly recognized for what it is by most and denied as anything unusual by most government sources. It's the deliberate spraying of chemicals into our atmosphere by aircraft to create artificial clouds designed by scientists in the field of geoengineering. The creation of these artificial clouds are known by several terms: aerial spraying, aerosol spraying, solar radiation management, or stratospheric aerosol injection. The actual clouds that appear in the sky are called chemtrails or persistent contrails. Denied as a "conspiracy theory" by most in the corporate-sponsored "mainstream" media, the fact that chemicals are being sprayed into our atmosphere as part of the science of "geoengineering" is a fact that is well documented. Today, some holistic physicians, who truly study health beyond what they are taught in medical school, are recognizing the severe health implications of this aerial spraying as they link chemicals in our atmosphere to neurological diseases, respiratory illnesses, and other auto-immune diseases.
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Half of teens and adults under the age of 50 are infected with the oral herpes virus, and one in eight has genital herpes. Despite the prevalence of herpes, public health authorities ignore a cheap, safe, and effective treatment for this common infection, and instead rely on expensive medicines that do not treat the underlying problem. This, unfortunately, is par for the course in our crony health system. Everywhere you look, conventional medicine is singing the same tune: the Mayo Clinic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health all say that even though there is no cure for herpes, the best way to prevent or treat the symptoms is with antiviral medications like acyclovir (sold under the trade name Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), or valacyclovir (Valtrex). There is even a herpes vaccine in development—although the FDA has launched a criminal investigation into the (now deceased) lead researcher, who allegedly injected his experimental vaccine into human subjects without following safety protocols. But conventional medicine ignores the obvious natural prescription: get a vitamin D test! It is yet another example of a cheap, safe, and effective medicine that is effectively barred in today’s crony medical system. If it can’t make money for drug companies, the crony medical establishment will have nothing to do with it.
There was a time, decades ago, when doctors would prescribe bicarbonate of soda, aka baking soda, mixed with water to patients suffering from influenza or other temporary ills. Now its efficacious use is known by only a handful of holistic medical practitioners. Though not part of the medical establishment's “standard of care,” which if not followed can result in an MD’s loss of license to practice, bicarbonate of soda has been used by paramedics and ER attendants for extreme emergencies. A handful of MDs have even discretely used it on kidney patients to augment or avoid dialysis. Now a medical study has reported indications of dampening inflammation that bring on autoimmune diseases. The study was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Immunology in April of 2018 to confirm the hypothesis that bicarbonate of soda does have medical merit, and can be a simple cure to autoimmune diseases.
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