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Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? Will There be an Internet Blackout to Control Information?

In this report we take an inside look at Event 201, which took place in NYC on October 18 2019. Event 201 is a high-level pandemic exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This ...

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Study: No Evidence the HPV Vaccine Prevents Cervical Cancer - 54% Increase in Cervical Cancer in British 25 to 29-Year-Olds

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines hit the global marketplace in the mid-2000s. From the start, public health agencies enthusiastically promoted HPV vaccination as the “best way to protect [young people] against certain types of cancer later in life.” However, a blistering new study by British researchers—and new data showing that cervical cancer ...

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Top Advances in the Understanding of Vitamin D on Human Health in 2019

Research on the effects of vitamin D continued at a strong pace in 2019 with 4541 publications with vitamin D in the title or abstract listed at pubmed.gov for 2019, up from less than 1500 per year prior to 2004. Here I highlight some of the important advances in the understanding ...

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Foster Care Continues to be Child Sex Trafficking Pipeline in 2020 - How Do We Stop It?

A survey of news stories regarding child sex trafficking at the beginning of 2020 shows that the Foster Care pipeline to child sex trafficking is continuing unabated. How Do We Stop Child Sex Trafficking through Child Welfare? A complex horrendous problem has a simple solution: Abolish the government-funded child welfare program, usually ...

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Ghost-Managed Medicine: How the Pharmaceutical Industry has Taken Over “Medical Knowledge” to Sustain the Market for its Products

Ghost-Managed Medicine:Big Pharma’s Invisible Hands by Dr. Sergio Sismondo is a detailed study of how the pharmaceutical industry has taken control over “medical knowledge” to secure and sustain the market for its products. Other authors who have focused on the corrupted science of a specific drug, class of drugs, a vaccine, ...

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    Top Advances in the Understanding of Vitamin D on Human Health in 2019

    Research on the effects of vitamin D continued at a strong pace in 2019 with 4541 publications with vitamin D in the title or abstract listed at pubmed.gov for 2019, up from less than 1500 per year prior to 2004.

    Here I highlight some of the important advances in the understanding of vitamin D’s effects on human health in 2019.

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      FDA-Created Monopoly on IV Vitamin C Threatens Consumer Access to Popular Therapy

      In 2017, McGuff Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval for an intravenous vitamin C (IVC) product for the treatment of scurvy, and thus market exclusivity. The FDA notified other manufacturers of IVC that they must stop producing it, giving them a one-year grace period that has now expired. McGuff has subsequently raised the price of IVC.

      The FDA-created monopoly on IVC will hurt patients. This is a medicine that is ubiquitous in integrative medicine practices as a key ingredient in Myers’ Cocktails, chelation, and cancer IVs. IVC is not normally covered by insurance, so patients need to pay out of pocket. Intravenous administration of nutrients is crucial, as it allows patients to achieve serum concentrations of nutrients that are not obtainable through oral administration. For example, vitamin C’s antiviral effect has been demonstrated to occur at 10-15 mG/dL, a level that can only be achieved intravenously.

      Cancer patients require multiple vials in a single session and can have multiple sessions per week. IVC is also a potent antiviral, so these patients will also have to pay a premium or simply go without it.

      Like CBD, the case of IVC is a prime example of the crony medical system—a cheap, safe, and effective natural medicine widely available to consumers is once again turned into an expensive monopoly drug. We must demand that the FDA not enforce market exclusivity for McGuff’s IVC product.

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        The CBD Health Revolution is Online and FREE

        Is CBD really the wonder medicine it’s purported to be? Join us to learn about the revolutionary healing properties of CBD (legal in all 50 US states) for chronic pain, insomnia, addiction, cancer, epilepsy, anxiety, PTSD, diabetes, skin issues, MS, Alzheimer’s and other conditions!

        The CBD Health Revolution is online and FREE from January 13-19, 2020.

        You’ve probably heard of “CBD” by now, since it became legal in the US it has been added to many coffee shops, gas stations and retail stores. However, not all CBD products are the same! It’s vital for you to learn why and when to use it, where to find it and how to use it properly.

        We’re collectively re-learning the many ways CBD can be applied to enhance health — even though the plant has been around for thousands of years — both as a preventative and a restorative solution, as well as how to apply it to cooking, feeling more energetic and enhancing your love life.

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          FDA Wants to Restrict Brain Health Supplements Which are a Threat to Big Pharma

          Earlier this year, the FDA fired off warning letters to seventeen companies that, in the agency’s view, were illegally marketing supplements to treat Alzheimer’s disease. One of the supplements targeted in the FDA’s action was piracetam, a derivative of GABA, continuing an FDA trend of attacking brain health supplements to protect drug industry profits.

          Piracetam has been on the market as a supplement for years. It is approved as a drug in Europe and prescribed for cognitive impairment and dementia. Researchers think that piracetam helps the brain by boosting energy production in brain cells. As we age, our brain cells decline in their ability to generate energy; this decline in energy causes cellular “debris” to accumulate which can kill brain cells and eventually lead to senility.

          The FDA has also moved against vinpocetine and picamilon, two other brain health supplements. At the same time, major trials for Alzheimer’s drugs keep failing…and failing. Is the FDA clearing the way for Big Pharma to turn these natural compounds into expensive drugs? Given the agency’s recent history, this seems the most likely explanation.

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            Powerful Industry Lobby Group Behind 5g Roll-Out Despite Public Opposition and Health Dangers

            Today, many of us in the environmental movement consider that the greatest danger to human health and the environment is going to be the full roll out of 5G technology. This article exposes one of the largest organizations in American that is paving the way to make 5G a reality: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

            ALEC claims that its membership is “comprised of nearly one-third of the country’s state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum.” About 80 percent of these are members of the GOP. There are also about 270 industry and trade associations, conservative foundations and many of the nation’s largest mega-corporations represented. Therefore ALEC events and networks have become a paradise for large corporations to gain direct access to state legislators. PR Watch reveals that “even though many states prohibit corporations and lobbyists from influencing legislators through gifts and favors, ALEC has provided a way for special interests to sidestep these laws.”

            Therefore it is no surprise to find ALEC’s fingerprints all over the aggressive push to roll out 5G technology across the nation.

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              New Illinois Law Making Marijuana Legal to Result in over 700,000 Pardons of Convictions of 30 Grams or Less

              As 2020 started last week, Illinois’ new law legalizing marijuana went into effect. Illinois became the 11th state in the U.S. to make marijuana legal for recreational use, and the first one to do so via legislation rather than a ballot initiative.

              On Dec. 31, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he was issuing 11,017 pardons to people with low-level marijuana convictions.

              Vaidya Gullapalli, writing for The Appeal, states that these pardons by the Illinois governor “are a reminder of the scale of marijuana arrests,” which target Black people and Latinos in a much larger proportion than the rest of the population.

              Since the “war on drugs” began in the 1970s, the U.S. has incarcerated a larger proportion of their population than any other developed nation in the world.

              Illinois offers a snapshot of the magnitude of this problem, as The Appeal reports:

              “All told, state officials estimate that a total of 116,000 convictions involving 30 grams or less of marijuana are eligible for pardons under the new law, reported CBS News. The process is not automatic, but state officials have sought to make it as close to automatic as possible. There are also an estimated 572,000 marijuana arrests that will be expunged over the next five years. People may also apply for expungements of convictions for marijuana possession over 30 grams, putting the total number of possible pardons at over 700,000.”

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                The Great Diabetes Lie

                Intriguing research into the diabetes epidemic has shed new light on the main drivers behind this disease. Conventional wisdom tells us that sugar consumption, lack of exercise, and obesity are behind the surge in diabetes. While these are contributing factors, new work in this area implicates environmental toxins as a far more important cause of diabetes, including chemicals like BPA and phthalates that are found in many everyday consumer goods. And while the evidence mounts demonstrating the toll these chemicals are taking on our health, the government is stubbornly refusing to do anything about it.

                Joseph Pizzorno, ND, demonstrates that the rise in sugar consumption predated the diabetes epidemic by four decades, casting doubt on the idea that sugar is a primary causal factor in diabetes. The increased incidence of obesity is another common culprit, but Pizzorno argues that obesity is caused by the same things as diabetes: persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Pizzorno demonstrates that the rise in production of synthetic organic chemicals is closely aligned with the prevalence of diabetes.

                Pizzorno and his colleagues have been working to estimate the percentage of disease that is caused by POPs (you can read about their methodology here). The results are stunning. According to their research, about 90% of diabetes cases could be attributed to the “massive increase in body load of toxins.” The worst chemicals are BPA (bisphenol A), arsenic, phthalates, PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).

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                  FCC Reaffirms Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure Limits but Turns Blind Eye to 5G Dangers

                  Over the past months, we’ve been documenting the issues surrounding the launch of 5G networks. As we edge closer and closer to a wider rollout of this technology, more information is coming to light demonstrating the negative impact on human health that could result, not to mention the damage to wildlife and the environment. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is paving the way for this rollout and is apparently too beholden to the telecoms industry to care that we’re being used as guinea pigs in this experiment.

                  The latest outrage in this story is the recent announcement from the FCC that they will reaffirm the radio frequency radiation exposure limits that were adopted in the 1990s, based on research from the 1980s. These were derived from behavioral changes in rats exposed to microwave radiation and were established to protect humans from short-term heating risks from radiation exposure. Yet the peer-reviewed research since then has found harmful health effects from much lower radiation exposure.

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                    Synthetic Menopausal Hormone Therapy Continues to Increase Breast Cancer and Death Rates

                    The headline on medscape.com (12.20.19) states, “Remarkable New Data on Menopausal Hormone Therapy.”

                    Folks, there is NOTHING remarkable or (much) new about the data reported. What is remarkable is that the FDA, who should be working for us, has not pulled synthetic progesterone from the market even though over three decades of data have proven that it significantly increases breast cancer risk.

                    One reason women have to suffer with the increased breast cancer risk is because the FDA was not doing its job and removing synthetic progesterone from the marketplace. Another reason is on physicians’ shoulders for prescribing this toxic therapy in the first place. If they studied endocrinology and looked at how MPA works in the body, it is not hard to predict there will be problems with it.

                    The 2019 findings found that after 19 years of follow-up, women who used MPA had a 29% significant increased risk in breast cancer.   The original 2002 study found a 26% increase risk in breast cancer with MPA use. In terms of death from breast cancer, the 2019 report found a 45% increase in deaths from breast cancer in women who used MPA.

                    Breast cancer affects one in seven women across the US. It is a pathetic statistic. It is also pathetic to prescribe a therapy that significantly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer when there are safer versions available.

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                      ZERO Deaths from Vitamins: 36th Annual Report from American Association of Poison Control Centers

                      The 36th annual report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from any vitamin. Supporting data is in Table 22B, p 1412-1413, at the very end of the report published in Clinical Toxicology. It is interesting that it is so quietly placed way back there where nary a news reporter is likely to see it.

                      Throughout the entire year, coast to coast across the entire USA, there was not one single death from a vitamin, mineral or any other nutritional supplement. If supplements are allegedly so “dangerous,” as the FDA, the news media, and even some physicians still claim, then where are the bodies?

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                        Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? Will There be an Internet Blackout to Control Information?

                        In this report we take an inside look at Event 201, which took place in NYC on October 18 2019. Event 201 is a high-level pandemic exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

                        This is extremely fascinating because this pandemic simulation exercise of coronavirus took place about 6 weeks before the first illness from the coronavirus was actually reported in Wuhan China!

                        That is one hell of a coincidence if you believe in that sort of thing. Another fascinating connection, is the fact that not only did the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation participate in and help set up the pandemic simulation of a coronavirus outbreak, but they just so happen to fund the group who owns the patent to the deadly coronavirus and are already working on a vaccine to solve the current crisis. Again an incredible coincidence…

                        In this report you will see footage from inside the event as the members of the emergency epidemic board in this simulation, which consists of representatives from major banks, the UN, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson and Johnson, logistical powerhouses, the media as well as officials from China and America’s CDC just to name a few.

                        This simulation also includes news reports that were fabricated just for this exercise, please keep that in mind because they are eerily similar to reports we are currently seeing regarding this real world coronavirus outbreak.

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                          Study: No Evidence the HPV Vaccine Prevents Cervical Cancer - 54% Increase in Cervical Cancer in British 25 to 29-Year-Olds

                          Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines hit the global marketplace in the mid-2000s. From the start, public health agencies enthusiastically promoted HPV vaccination as the “best way to protect [young people] against certain types of cancer later in life.”

                          However, a blistering new study by British researchers—and new data showing that cervical cancer rates are surging in British 25- to 29-year-olds—raise numerous questions about officials’ inflated claims. The study’s results indicate, instead, that the jury is still out on whether HPV vaccination is effective.

                          The question is far from academic because, prior to Britain’s introduction of HPV vaccination in 2008, cervical cancer rates had been trending sharply downward. In fact, between the late 1980s and mid-2000s, cervical cancer rates halved. Now, Britain’s leading cancer research charity (Cancer Research UK) reports a steep 54% rise in cervical cancer in one of the very age groups that first received the vaccine.

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                            Foster Care Continues to be Child Sex Trafficking Pipeline in 2020 - How Do We Stop It?

                            A survey of news stories regarding child sex trafficking at the beginning of 2020 shows that the Foster Care pipeline to child sex trafficking is continuing unabated.

                            How Do We Stop Child Sex Trafficking through Child Welfare?

                            A complex horrendous problem has a simple solution: Abolish the government-funded child welfare program, usually called “Child Protection Services” and “Foster Care.”

                            The late Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer said that the system was too corrupt to reform, before she was murdered.

                            Molly McGrath Tierney, the former Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, has stated that the foster care system is flawed and setup for failure.

                            Since hundreds of thousands of government employees would lose their jobs in the multi-billion dollar child trafficking business called “foster care,” it is highly unlikely that it will be abolished or defunded anytime soon.

                            But the system depends on foster parents, and that is the best avenue to reduce the child trafficking system currently in place: stop participating in it!

                            Too many people justify their participation in such an evil system claiming that while the system is corrupt, it needs good foster parents to truly care for needy children.

                            This logic is severely flawed and self-serving. Wherever the corrupt government child welfare system is actually helping a child, it can be done far more efficiently, far more effectively, and for much less cost, without government taxpayer funds.

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                              Ghost-Managed Medicine: How the Pharmaceutical Industry has Taken Over “Medical Knowledge” to Sustain the Market for its Products

                              Ghost-Managed Medicine:Big Pharma’s Invisible Hands by Dr. Sergio Sismondo is a detailed study of how the pharmaceutical industry has taken control over “medical knowledge” to secure and sustain the market for its products. Other authors who have focused on the corrupted science of a specific drug, class of drugs, a vaccine, or a device, left the impression that the problem involved a few “bad apples”.  Dr. Sismondo examines the industry-wide modus operandi that enabled Pharma to capture and control the science, and by extension, to control he practice of medicine.

                              He shows how the medical establishment, its academic and professional institutions, and its leadership succumbed to Pharma’s financial incentives and collaborated with the demolition of an honest medical knowledge base. The medical establishment ceded professional integrity to the pharmaceutical industry which now controls and ghost-manages every facet in the production of medical research and its dissemination prior to launching a new product and throughout its patent life.

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                                25-Year-Old California Man Vaccine Injured as Infant Weeps as His Mother Tells His Story

                                25-year-old Dillon Corder, along with his father and mother, were recently interviewed by Polly Tommey on the VAXXED II tour bus in California.

                                Dillon speaks with difficulty as a result of his vaccine injuries suffered as an infant, and during the course of the interview he asked his mother, Elizabeth Corder, to read something he wrote about his life growing up as a vaccine-injured child.

                                “Hi, my name is Dillon.

                                From day one, I’ve had physical therapy, speech therapy, and OT (occupational therapy.)

                                It was hard growing up. I didn’t have many friends. It was hard to make friends because of my speech problem. When people cannot understand me they ask ‘what’ a million times and I get frustrated.

                                As I got older, I had thoughts of suicide, and I was often depressed because things in my life were taken from me.

                                When the other 15-year-olds were learning to drive, it was something I could not do, and still cannot do.

                                When I asked girls out they always said ‘no.’

                                Sometimes I am angry at my parents, because why didn’t they know?

                                I know it’s not really their fault, because they just didn’t know. But it still makes me mad that they were not informed by the doctors.

                                So much has been taken from me. I’m 25 now.

                                How will I find a wife and have a family or kids to be happy in life?

                                I just want people to know to get educated before they make this decision, because if someone gets injured, it’s for lifetime.”

                                The tragic story of the Corder family in California happened in the late 1990s.

                                Today, things are much different in California. The doctors who treated Dillon back in the 1990s and recommended that his parents stop vaccinating him, would probably be breaking the law today in California if they offered the same advice. With the most repressive childhood vaccine laws in the nation, what will happen to California when all of these vaccine-injured children become disabled adults?

                                California already has the worst homeless problem of any other state in the U.S.

                                Where will all of these vaccine-injured children go when they become adults, as the medical community refuses to acknowledge that their disabilities are due to vaccine injuries?

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                                  False Child Abuse Charges Caused Couple to Lose their Home, Job, and two Children Before Being Cleared 2 Years Later

                                  Lorina Troy is on a mission to make sure what happened to her doesn’t continue happening to others.

                                  “My children were wrongfully taken from me for five months and placed into the foster care system,” Lorina Troy said.

                                  Five years ago, in Austin, Texas, doctors found fluid inside the head of Troy’s second-born son, JJ. She says they automatically assumed it was Shaken Baby Syndrome.

                                  Soon after, JJ, and the Troy’s four-year-old son were taken away by Child Protective Services.

                                  It took five months for Troy and her husband, Jason, to get their kids back. And two more years passed before JJ was properly diagnosed with Benign External Hydrocephalus. It’s a rare condition where spinal fluid can build outside of the brain, leading to swelling.

                                  To make matters even more complicated, The Troys also had to prove their innocence. They spent $80,000 dollars in attorney fees, had to sell their house and Jason lost his job. It took more than two years and the accurate diagnosis for the couple to finally be cleared of all charges. Troy says the whole ordeal led her to action, and taught her there are other families in the same situation.

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                                    "He was Murdered" - 13 Month Old Infant Dies 14 Hours After Receiving the Flu Shot

                                    Krystle Cordingley says her son Corbyn died 14 hours after receiving the flu shot.

                                    Krystle claims that the hospital tried to cover up what happened, and doctors said his death following vaccination was a coincidence.

                                    Finally, she reports, one honest MD said, yes, it was the vaccine that caused the severe damage to Corbyn’s brain stem.

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                                      Are Mandatory Vaccines Coming to Your State? Feds & Big Pharma Push to Force States to Mandate ALL CDC Recommended Vaccines

                                      As vaccine-related bills are being introduced into state legislatures this month, a bill (HB1090) has been proposed in the Virginia legislature to require school children to receive every dose of all current and future vaccines added to the recommended childhood vaccine schedule by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) appointed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

                                      It removes legal authority from the state Board of Health to make recommendations to the General Assembly, the Joint Commission on Health Care and the Governor for revision of the list of vaccines required for school children and effectively transfers that authority to an unelected federal advisory committee.

                                      In what is a very transparent power grab by federal government officials that is sure to make pharmaceutical company stockholders smile, this type of proposed legislation could be coming soon to your state, too.

                                      Here is why automatically codifying federal vaccine use recommendations into state law threatens the integrity of representative government in our constitutional republic and is a threat to the public health and civil and human rights.

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                                        WHO’s Scientists Confirm Major Safety Problems with Vaccines

                                        Rarely does the general public get to hear what vaccine scientists and public health officials really think about vaccines. Instead, the simplistic (and propagandistic) mantra aired ad infinitum for public consumption is that vaccines are “safe and effective”—full stop. As the transcripts from the secret Simpsonwood meeting revealed two decades ago, however, when the experts are among themselves, they tell a different story—and, as a new behind-closed-doors video powerfully reveals, they are still far from convinced of their own safety message.

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                                          U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff Sued by Physicians Group for Censoring Vaccine Debate

                                          On Jan 15, 2020, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with Katarina Verrelli, on behalf of herself and others who seek access to vaccine information, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant Adam Schiff has abused government power and infringed on their free-speech rights.

                                          “Who appointed Congressman Adam Schiff as Censor-in-Chief?” asks AAPS General Counsel.  “No one did, and he should not be misusing his position to censor speech on the internet.”

                                          In February and March 2019, Rep. Schiff contacted Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to encourage them to de-platform or discredit what Schiff asserted to be inaccurate information on vaccines. He then posted the letters and press release on the House.gov website.

                                          Within 24 hours of Schiff’s letter to Amazon dated Mar 1, 2019, Amazon removed the popular videos Vaxxed and Shoot ’Em Up: the Truth About Vaccines from its platform for streaming videos, depriving members of the public of convenient access.

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                                            Study: Soybean Oil Linked to Neurological Conditions Like Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety, Depression

                                            New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression.

                                            Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it is not healthy for humans.

                                            It certainly is not good for mice. The new study, published this month in the journal Endocrinology, compared mice fed three different diets high in fat: soybean oil, soybean oil modified to be low in linoleic acid, and coconut oil.

                                            “The dogma is that saturated fat is bad and unsaturated fat is good. Soybean oil is a polyunsaturated fat, but the idea that it’s good for you is just not proven,” Sladek said.

                                            Indeed, coconut oil, which contains saturated fats, produced very few changes in the hypothalamic genes.

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                                              How the Dairy Mafia Destroyed Dairy Farmers

                                              In November 2019, Dean Foods, one of the biggest dairy companies in the U.S., announced it had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, sending a wave of uncertainty through an already shaky milk industry. Dean Foods was one of the primary milk processors and distributers in the U.S., purchasing milk directly from dairy farms.

                                              Many are asking what “killed” Dean Foods?

                                              Dean Foods president and CEO Eric Beringause said in a statement, “Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer milk consumption.”

                                              What’s truly responsible for this decline, however, is the shift of milk from a fresh, wholesome raw food to one that’s ultraprocessed, homogenized and the product of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

                                              Rather than forcing dirty and dangerous CAFOs to clean up their acts, the FDA has waged a war against raw milk producers — those who are typically producing milk using far healthier, more humane and more sustainable methods than the industrial dairy industry ever could.

                                              As CAFOs became the norm for dairy farms (even in idyllic-seeming dairy states like Vermont), farmers were forced to grow their herds and increase milk production using artificial (drug and hormone-based) methods, among others (like feeding cows an unnatural amount of grain-based food, 24-hour confinement and increased number of milkings per day).

                                              Meanwhile, some people who experience gastrointestinal upset or other health problems when drinking regular CAFO dairy do fine when drinking raw, organic grass fed milk, which is far easier on your digestive system. Raw, grass fed A2-only milk may be even more ideal.

                                              In the U.S., raw milk is the only food banned from interstate commerce, which means small farmers cannot transport it across state lines, and even in states where farmers are allowed to sell raw milk directly to consumers from their farms, advertising bans may be put in place, allowing farmers to be punished with fines or jail time if they advertise their raw milk for sale.

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                                                What Makes “Impossible Burger” Possible? New GMO Plant-based "Meat" Approved by FDA but not Tested

                                                Plant-based meat products seem to be all the rage. They are billed as a healthier, more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional meat, and the fad is catching on. Fast-food giant Burger King has announced the “Impossible Whopper,” a meatless version of their popular sandwich.

                                                What you probably haven’t been told is that these plant-based meats are made possible through a new form of genetic engineering that has undergone virtually no safety testing.

                                                Once again, the American consumer will be Big Food’s guinea pig—unless we speak up.

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                                                  Ketogenic Diet Reduces Inflammation and Improves Metabolic Regulation Resulting in Healthier, Happier Brains

                                                  With the prevalence of conditions associated with dysfunctional energy metabolism, the use of the ketogenic diet and ketone bodies as an efficient energy source has shown a remarkable therapeutic potential for a wide range of disorders, from cognitive health and neurological diseases to cancer and autoimmune issues, all of which have inflammation and/or a form of metabolic dysregulation in common.

                                                  In recent years, a significant amount of research done using the high-fat low-carb diet (HFLC) has centered around the neurological and brain-stabilizing benefits of using ketone bodies, rather than glucose, as fuel for the brain. The increasingly affirming results are leading researchers to wonder if burning ketones might lead to, not only a lighter population through the resulting weight loss, but also a happier and more productive one as well.

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                                                    Blowing the Lid Off the Claim that Canola Oil is "Healthy"

                                                    Canola oil is widely promoted as “one of the best oils for heart health.” However, this information is rather flawed, as canola oil and similar highly processed cooking oils hold untold dangers to your health.

                                                    Read on to learn what you should know about canola oil, and what my personal recommendations for the best cooking oil are.

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                                                      Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science Confirm Health Benefits of Bone Broths

                                                      In South America, it has been supposed that “Good broth can resurrect the dead.” In Greece, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recommended steaming bowls of broth for his digestion-impaired patients, approximately 2,400 years ago. Maimonides extolled the ‘Excellence’ of broth as both a food and a medicine, causing the golden broth so commonly prepared by Jewish mothers to become colloquially known as “Jewish Penicillin.” From ancient times, when bones were simmered over fires in turtle shells, to modern, fast paced cities, where it is sold by the cup out of high-end specialized restaurants, bone broth has been touted and accepted as both a medicine and a food by layman and physician alike.

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                                                        The Reason Big Pharma and Big Food Want You to Think Eggs are Bad - And Why They Are Not

                                                        Ever since the cholesterol theory of heart disease was created during the 1970s and 1980s, eggs have been vilified as a potential threat for not only heart disease, but more recently even diabetes.

                                                        Official institutional warnings of egg consumption continue, even as the cholesterol theory of heart disease is crumbling with the emerging unbiased science proving otherwise.

                                                        The mounting evidence that cholesterol is vital for health and that people with low cholesterol have more health issues and shorter lives than those with high cholesterol is largely ignored when it comes to corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media coverage.

                                                        Diabetes type 2 has become epidemic in cultures that have embraced western processed food diets. There have been some epidemiological surveys that have managed to associate egg consumption with an increased risk of diabetes.

                                                        Those seem to be publicized more than studies that have the different conclusions. Finland has recently shown other conclusions with both a large, unbiased epidemiological study and a follow-up study that analyzed metabolic features among egg eaters.

                                                        Both concluded that those who enjoy eggs in their diet have less risk of diabetes.

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                                                          Genetically Engineered Salmon Coming to a Store Near You

                                                          The FDA has removed the last roadblock to genetically engineered (GE) salmon hitting supermarket shelves.

                                                          The GE salmon will have to follow the labeling guidelines spelled out in the GMO labeling law passed by Congress in 2016—meaning that the only indication consumers will have that the salmon is genetically engineered may be a scannable QR code.

                                                          As most consumers don’t use these codes, many may have no clue that they’re buying GE salmon.

                                                          We must support legislation that calls for stronger labeling requirements for GE salmon.

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                                                            Study: Diet Sodas Linked to High Risk of Strokes and Heart Disease in Older Women

                                                            While zero calorie sodas are promoted to help keep your weight down and be a healthier alternative to sugary soft drinks, you might be surprised to know there have been several studies indicating the weight loss health advantages of diet soda are false.

                                                            Also, the adverse health effects are usually not publicized. The soda industry puts a lot of money into mainstream media (MSM) advertising. It’s enough to keep MSM from criticizing that industry.

                                                            However, there have been several studies indicating many disease probabilities from artificially sweetened beverages.

                                                            Two of the most recent studies link diet sodas to an increase risk of strokes and heart disease, particularly among older women.

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                                                              How the Coca-Cola Company Influences the CDC to Conceal Health Dangers of Refined Sugars

                                                              Questions and suspicions have been raised in recent years about apparent collusion by the CDC and the Coca-Cola corporation, which would allow the marketing of their soft drinks while suppressing information linking those soft drinks to health problems such as diabetes and obesity. These questions and suspicions were pursued by a study published in the Milbank Quarterly January 2019.

                                                              Its title is Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDC. Public health agency collusion that potentially benefits a producer of harmful foods or beverages is no small issue.

                                                              The “conversations” in the title of the study were emails the authors were able to obtain.

                                                              The Milbank Quarterly researchers considered this study relevant due to recently reported episodes of top CDC officials entertaining relationships with Coca- Cola executives. The concern is that makers of unhealthy food products are having inappropriate influences on the CDC.

                                                              For example, one of the reported episodes that motivated this study was:

                                                              “In 2016, Barbara Bowman, director of the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, resigned after emails between her and a former Coca-Cola executive were disclosed.

                                                              [The emails] showed that Bowman had advised the former Coca-Cola and industry association executive on how to influence the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop promoting taxes on sugar.”

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                                                                How Glyphosate Herbicide Has Destroyed America's Wheat

                                                                As we have reported many times since 2014, America has a major problem with its wheat supply. Virtually all of the wheat grown in the northern climates is contaminated.

                                                                There is currently no GMO wheat grown in the U.S., even though from time to time a farmer will find wheat growing that does not die when sprayed with glyphosate herbicides. These are no doubt rogue varieties of wheat left over from GMO test plots years ago, but there is currently no commercially grown GMO wheat.

                                                                And yet, most of the nation’s wheat is contaminated with glyphosate. This is because of the practice of “desiccation,” where farmers will apply the herbicide RoundUp with glyphosate to kill the wheat so it can be harvested at a convenient time, like before the first snow fall.

                                                                Glyphosate is now linked to cancer as well as many other diseases. Some scientists believe that the gluten intolerance epidemic we face in the U.S. has less to do with wheat and gluten than it does with the contamination of the wheat supply with glyphosate.

                                                                A new study just published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, may have identified another problem with America’s wheat supply that is desiccated at harvest with glyphosate.

                                                                The title of the study is PRE-HARVEST GLYPHOSATE APPLICATION DURING WHEAT CULTIVATION: EFFECTS ON WHEAT STARCH PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES.

                                                                The study looks at the maturity of the wheat when it is desiccated with glyphosate and the digestibility of the starch in wheat. When glyphosate is applied before the wheat is mature, it affects the physicochemical properties of the starch.

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                                                                  Philippines Approves Genetically Modified Rice that Farmers Don't Want but Bill Gates Funded

                                                                  Earlier this month (December 2019) the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines announced that they had approved the genetically modified “Golden Rice” for “direct use as food and feed, or for processing.”

                                                                  Health Impact News has been covering GM “Golden Rice” for over 8 years now, and the controversy surrounding it. The scientific evidence that GM Golden Rice could improve nutrition and deficiencies in Vitamin A has been very weak, and the product was considered “dead” until the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation intervened in 2011 with $20 million to continue developing the product.

                                                                  After years of field trials in the Philippines with very negative outcomes, farmers in the Philippines have protested against its approval.

                                                                  Dr. Chito Medina, National Coordinator of the farmer-scientist group MASIPAG stated in 2014:

                                                                  “Our opposition to Golden Rice and other GM crops are founded on solid arguments and actual experiences of Filipino farmers on GM crops. Filipino farmers who have been planting GM crops suffered negative income, health problems and poisoned environment.”

                                                                  He cited the study made by MASIPAG in which farmers who adopted GM corn suffered further indebtedness, health problems and a poisoned environment.

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                                                                    Mexico Bans 1000 ton Shipment of Glyphosate Herbicide From Entering the Country

                                                                    The Mexican government says it won’t allow a 1,000-ton shipment of the pesticide glyphosate into the country, citing health and environmental concerns.

                                                                    Mexico became the latest in a string of countries to announce bans on glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup.

                                                                    Mexico’s environment department said Monday it denied a permit to import glyphosate, presumably for agricultural use.

                                                                    The department said “glyphosate represents a high environmental risk, given the credible presumption that its use can cause serious environmental damage and irreversible health damage.”

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                                                                      Cargill’s New GMO Stevia to be Used as a Sweetener in Soft Drinks

                                                                      The international food conglomerate Cargill is ramping up commercial-scale production of its genetically engineered sweetener, EverSweet, in a new $50 million production facility that began operating this week in Blair, Nebraska. The plant will “be producing enough EverSweet to sweeten many millions of bottles/cans of soft drinks or servings of yogurt each month,” according to a Cargill spokesman.

                                                                      Cargill is marketing its new stevia substitute as “non-artificial.” What does that mean? Consumers who click on the link provided in the press release will not get a straight answer. The web page twists itself in knots trying to describe the new process, which involves genetically engineering yeast to convert sugar molecules into a substance that mimics the taste of stevia, as a “centuries old technique” — without once mentioning genetic engineering or the genetic modified organisms (GMOs) used to make the product.

                                                                      Cargill told the Star Tribune it does not market EverSweet as “natural” – so “non-artificial” it is.  The subterfuge doesn’t end there.

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                                                                        Cancer Killing Off Plaintiffs As Monsanto Roundup Glyphosate Trials Stall in the Courts

                                                                        There are currently more than 42,000 people suing Monsanto in the United States, alleging that Monsanto’s herbicides cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The lawsuits additionally allege that the company was well aware of the dangers but did nothing to warn consumers, working instead to manipulate the scientific record.

                                                                        Many lawyers are involved in more than one of the cases, and all have overlapping expert witnesses, setting up organizational and resource challenges for both sides. Multiple trials that had been set for this fall were delayed until next year.

                                                                        In the meantime, both sides of the litigation are keeping an eye on the California Appellate Court, where lawyers for plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson and lawyers for Monsanto are awaiting a date for oral arguments in their cross appeals. Monsanto is seeking to overturn the unanimous jury decision handed down against the company in August 2018. The trial judge in that case lowered the jury award from $289 million to $78 million and Johnson is appealing for the reinstatement of the full $289 million.

                                                                        Johnson was the first to go to trial against Monsanto and his victory sent share prices in Bayer plummeting just two months after Bayer closed the purchase of Monsanto in June 2018. Johnson was  granted “trial preference” due to predictions by his doctors that he did not have long to live. Johnson has outlived those predictions, though his health continues to decline.

                                                                        As the litigation drags on, several plaintiffs have died or are nearing death, or have suffered such extreme health problems that their ability to undergo the rigors of depositions and trials has become limited.

                                                                        In some cases, family members are being substituted as plaintiffs for deceased loved ones. In legal parlance, the notices to the courts are titled “Suggestion of Death.”

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                                                                          Monsanto Loses Millions as Indian Cotton Farmers are Switching Back to Indigenous Seeds

                                                                          Monsanto is making the news these days for losing. They have lost three court cases in which Roundup has been linked to cancer. In India, they are losing, too. After years of pushing a strain of Bt Cotton, Indian farmers have had enough and are switching back to native seeds for the cotton industry.

                                                                          It’s been a hard road for cotton farmers in India dealing with Monsanto. To begin with, Monsanto illegally began open field trials of its GMO Bt cotton in 1997 and announced it would begin selling seeds the following year.

                                                                          In turn, the Indian Supreme Court would not allow the biotech giant to sell seeds until 2002. Since then, over 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide.

                                                                          It is believed that many of these suicides were linked to major debts incurred by the systematic control of Monsanto and Bt cotton. Expensive seeds and the pesticides needed can only be bought from Monsanto. The agricultural ministry of India stated, “Cotton farmers are in a deep crisis since shifting to Bt cotton. The spate of farmer suicides in 2011-12 has been particularly severe among Bt cotton farmers.”

                                                                          Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds have been dubbed “Seeds of Suicide” by residents in India.

                                                                          And now, India is waking up and ready to fight back.

                                                                          The Indian government has begun to promote the use of native varieties of cotton, seeds more specific to each area. In the time that farmers have begun switching back to indigenous seeds, Monsanto has seen a loss of $75 million.

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                                                                            FDA Pesticide Report: 84% Fruits, 53% Vegetables, 42% Grains Contaminated in U.S.

                                                                            Last month the Food & Drug Administration published its latest annual analysis of the levels of pesticide residues that contaminate the fruits and veggies and other foods we Americans routinely put on our dinner plates. The fresh data adds to growing consumer concern and scientific debate over how pesticide residues in food may contribute – or not – to illness, disease and reproductive problems.

                                                                            Over 55 pages of data, charts and graphs, the FDA’s “Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program” report also provides a rather unappetizing example of the degree to which U.S. farmers have come to rely on synthetic insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in growing our food.

                                                                            We learn, for instance, in reading the latest report, that traces of pesticides were found in 84 percent of domestic samples of fruits, and 53 percent of vegetables, as well as 42 percent of grains and 73 percent of food samples simply listed as “other.”

                                                                            Roughly 94 percent of grapes, grape juice and raisins tested positive for pesticide residues as did 99 percent of strawberries, 88 percent of apples and apple juice, and 33 percent of rice products, according to the FDA data.

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                                                                              RoundUp Herbicide Glyphosate Impairs Honeybee Sensory and Cognitive Abilities

                                                                              A new review of the scientific literature has found that exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in glyphosate herbicides like Roundup, impairs the foraging behaviour of honeybee workers and has adverse effects at different levels within the colony.

                                                                              Key points from the review include:
                                                                              * In 2015, of the 179.9 million ha of global GMO crop area, about 84% contained crops that carried herbicide-resistant genes. Most GMO crops are engineered for tolerance to glyphosate herbicides.
                                                                              * Glyphosate herbicides are also used on many non-GMO crops and in non-farm environments.
                                                                              * Honeybees’ ingestion of food containing high concentrations of glyphosate resulted in a higher proportion of disoriented foragers. Despite this, honeybees continued foraging from resources that contain glyphosate traces. These sublethal effects on their learning abilities could impact not only the foraging efficiency, but also the coordination of collective activities within the colony.
                                                                              * Honeybees’ ability to establish an association between an odour and a sucrose reward was impaired by an acute exposure to glyphosate.
                                                                              * There is evidence that glyphosate diminishes short-term memory retention in honeybees.
                                                                              * Honeybee colonies that are permanently exposed to glyphosate are likely to show a deficit in information propagation and nectar distribution.
                                                                              * Glyphosate causes changes in gut microbiota and greater susceptibility to pathogens and malnutrition.

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                                                                                Not All Stands in Farmer's Markets Sell Healthy Food - How to Shop at Farmer's Markets

                                                                                With the fall season in full swing and harvest season upon us, most states feature farmer’s markets where it is possible to purchase fresh food directly from the farm, while cutting out the middlemen that are typically involved in getting food to the consumer.

                                                                                However, just being in a farmer’s market does not guarantee that the vendor is selling healthy food. Large farms that supply the same commodity-based food that you find in grocery stores will often have stands in farmer’s markets as well.

                                                                                Fraud and deception can be just as common in farmer’s markets as it is in chain grocery stores, but often consumers let their guard down simply because the illusion is that food at farmer’s markets is healthier.

                                                                                And with the erosion of national standards to obtain USDA organic certification, simply being certified organic is not enough to ensure you are buying clean food.

                                                                                In fact, the costs of maintaining USDA organic certification may be prohibitive for the smaller-scale farmers, where today the healthiest food might be from these smaller-scale farmers who do not have organic certification.

                                                                                Asking the right questions, and if possible visiting the actual farm, is the best way to find the healthiest foods at farmer’s markets.

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                                                                                  GMO Mosquito Trials Scheduled for Florida and Texas

                                                                                  Oxitec is proposing to release its genetically modified (GM) OX5034 Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the US states of Florida and Texas.

                                                                                  The EPA has opened a public comment period. Oxitec’s application says, “Female offspring of the OX5034 mosquitoes in the environment are expected to die before they mature into adults and therefore exposure to biting female mosquitoes is not anticipated.”

                                                                                  However, experience with another strain of Oxitec mosquito, OX513A, shows that Oxitec’s claims that its GM mosquitoes are self-limiting are unreliable. The GM mosquitoes ended up breeding with native mosquitoes, transferring their genes into the natural population and forming hybrid mosquitoes that may be more vigorous and have a different disease-carrying potential.

                                                                                  Please write to the EPA objecting to the release.

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                                                                                    New Research on Coconut Oil Focuses on Replacing Antibiotics to Combat Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens

                                                                                    Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of lauric acid, long known to be a powerful antimicrobial. As a saturated fat, coconut oil is almost 50% lauric acid.

                                                                                    Nature’s next most abundant source of lauric acid, human breast milk, comes in a distant second.

                                                                                    For years now, research (primarily outside of the U.S.) on coconut oil has focused on the use of lauric acid as an adjunct or replacement for antibiotic drugs that have lost their effectiveness due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

                                                                                    2019 has seen more studies published where coconut oil is studied in this context: how to deal with the emergence of antibiotic resistant pathogens, and the decreasing effectiveness of antibiotic drugs.

                                                                                    A Japanese study published in the journal Cell Transplant was especially promising, as it showed that lauric acid could potentially be used as a broad spectrum anti-microbiological agent without disrupting the “good bacteria” in the human gut microbiota.

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                                                                                      Study: Lauric Acid from Coconut Oil Proves a Promising Weapon in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistant Infection with Severe Burns

                                                                                      Lauric acid, found predominately in coconut oil, may be a powerful tool in the prevention of infection and promote wound regeneration in severe burn patients, according to a recent study. Along with research that has previously shown the effectiveness of the use of lauric acid in combatting barrier-disrupting issues, the future for the use of saturated fatty acid in inhibiting infectious Gram-positive microbial bacteria and in skin barrier restoration is promising.

                                                                                      A mere thirty years ago patients who had sustained burns over 50% of their body were given little to no hope of survival, a history which stands in stark contrast to the current status where people who have sustained burns covering even ninety percent of their bodies are now capable of recovery, albeit often with serious disabilities. 

                                                                                      The increase in survival rates is directly related to the advances made in specialized burn care by the medical community, with better fluid resuscitation, nutritional support, pulmonary care, wound care and infection control playing critical roles.

                                                                                      Still, in patients whose burns cover over 40% of the entire body, approximately seventy-five percent of deaths are largely attributable to sepsis from infected wounds or complications derived from infection. 

                                                                                      Because the damaged tissue, which in its healthy state would act as a protective barrier, is seriously compromised in burn victims, topical antibiotics are necessary in keeping the moist wounds from becoming hotbeds of infection. The increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains is creating a necessity for researchers to identify substances that are both antibacterial and regenerative.

                                                                                      Lauric acid, with its anti-viral and anti-microbial properties, is one such substance that researchers are hopeful may fit the above criteria perfectly. 

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                                                                                        Virgin Coconut Oil Supplementation Improves Diabetic Related Kidney Dysfunction

                                                                                        With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on the rise, and its clear relationship to unmanaged blood sugar and blood pressure unquestioned, virgin coconut oil is proving a valuable addition to the fight with ameliorate kidney function parameters in suffers of CKD and can even be protective for those at risk for the disease.

                                                                                        Lowering your risk for kidney dysfunction rests largely on lifestyle changes, but for change to occur in something so entrenched as an individual’s lifestyle, there is a need for impetus, and despite the fact that over 37 million people in the US alone are estimated to have CKD, many of those are completely unaware of the slippery slope they are currently on or headed towards.

                                                                                        It’s interesting that virgin coconut oil, which is often a prominent part of a healthy ketogenic diet, also shows promise in studies as a potential therapy in the treatment and prevention of kidney dysfunction.

                                                                                        Perhaps the only thing standing in the way of discovering the full benefits of virgin coconut oil in the treatment of chronic kidney disease and fully embracing it, is our society’s ingrained acceptance of long held and poorly supported nutritional doctrine.

                                                                                        Luckily in the cases of kidney function and diabetes, science is confirming that there is hope to be found in change… and that a couple of tablespoons of virgin coconut oil consumed daily may be just the place to start.

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                                                                                          The Health Benefits of Topical Virgin Coconut Oil for Preterm Infants - Studies Show Why You want to Massage Your Newborn Baby with Coconut Oil

                                                                                          Most of us who have reached maturity take our body’s largest organ at face value, spending a staggering $300 billion on anti-aging globally and approximately $400 million U.S. dollars yearly on over-the counter acne solutions to put on a pretty face.

                                                                                          But for the newest and most vulnerable among us, preterm and full-term infants, healthy skin is critical to their very survival, and here is where researchers think virgin coconut oil may be a major contributor in the fight to lower preterm infant mortality.

                                                                                          Complications arising from preterm births are the leading cause of death globally for children under the age of five, according to the World Health Organization.

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                                                                                            Ketogenic Diet Reduces Inflammation and Improves Metabolic Regulation Resulting in Healthier, Happier Brains

                                                                                            With the prevalence of conditions associated with dysfunctional energy metabolism, the use of the ketogenic diet and ketone bodies as an efficient energy source has shown a remarkable therapeutic potential for a wide range of disorders, from cognitive health and neurological diseases to cancer and autoimmune issues, all of which have inflammation and/or a form of metabolic dysregulation in common.

                                                                                            In recent years, a significant amount of research done using the high-fat low-carb diet (HFLC) has centered around the neurological and brain-stabilizing benefits of using ketone bodies, rather than glucose, as fuel for the brain. The increasingly affirming results are leading researchers to wonder if burning ketones might lead to, not only a lighter population through the resulting weight loss, but also a happier and more productive one as well.

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                                                                                              Study: Coconut Oil a Healthy Saturated Fat - But the FDA Prohibits the use of "Healthy" in Describing Coconut Oil

                                                                                              Recently we covered a study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition which compared peanut oil consumption with coconut oil consumption among healthy men in India, where those who consumed coconut oil had better health outcomes in terms of heart disease and diabetes. (See: Coconut oil consumption improves fat-free mass, plasma HDL-cholesterol and insulin sensitivity in healthy men with normal BMI compared to peanut oil.)

                                                                                              A researcher at The University of Edinburgh Medical School wrote a Letter to the Editor of Clinical Nutrition commenting on this study, criticizing current government nutritional guidelines regarding saturated dietary fat restrictions.

                                                                                              “The cross-over study by Korrapati et al. detailed the potential cardioprotective effect of coconut oil, and I would like to thank the authors for their insight. Whilst the sample size was small, it was well-designed to investigate its primary end-points.

                                                                                              This study is particularly topical as, despite removal of the maximum dietary fat intake restriction from guidelines, a major resistance against saturated fats remains.”

                                                                                              Setting aside the issue of whether or not saturated fats should be restricted at all, given the abundance of contrary evidence in the medical literature, the Edinburgh Medical School researcher reported that such guidelines do not distinguish between different types of saturated fats. Saturated fats can be found in animal products, such as butter, as well as plant sources, such as coconuts and date palms.

                                                                                              “The rise in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) with coconut oil consumption is certainly a compelling finding. Results from a recent and larger-scale randomised trial by Khaw et al. corroborate this… Evidence suggests that the saturated versus unsaturated distinction of fats is likely an oversimplification.

                                                                                              Korrapati et al. should, therefore, be commended on their focus on the biological properties of coconut oil, particularly the medium chain triglyceride (MCT) dominated fatty acid profile, which may confer atheroprotective effects.”

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                                                                                                As Pharma Anti-fungal Drugs Fail, Is Coconut Oil Best Defense for New Deadly "Mystery Infection?"

                                                                                                Headlines in the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media recently warned the public about a new “mysterious infection” that is drug-resistant.

                                                                                                As a recent NY Times Health Section article reported, there is allegedly a hospital cover-up of an emerging candida fungus, Candida or C. auris.

                                                                                                It is the latest antimicrobial drug-resistant “super-bug” to emerge in hospitals and nursing homes. This time it’s not about bacteria, it’s a virulent form of candida.

                                                                                                And while the corporate media, sponsored in a large degree by Big Pharma, will almost never report on natural solutions, there is hope for fighting fungal infections like Candida where drugs have failed.

                                                                                                One of the most beneficial natural products that fights and kills strains of Candida, according to peer-reviewed research over the past several years, is coconut oil.

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                                                                                                  Research in 2019 Continues to Show Healing Benefits of Coconut Oil

                                                                                                  Research outside of the United States continues to show what the world is investigating and learning about coconut oil, while such information is censored in the U.S. corporate “mainstream” media since coconut oil presents a threat to Big Food and Big Pharma’s financial interests.

                                                                                                  Recent studies confirm that coconut oil protects the heart, and also potentially protects other vital organs including the liver and kidneys of those suffering from diabetes.

                                                                                                  This research contradicts the propaganda against coconut oil by American organizations such as the American Heart Association which still promote the now failed theory of heart disease that blames saturated fats and cholesterol as causative factors in heart disease.

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                                                                                                    Study: Dietary Coconut Oil Leads to Healthy Skin - Reduces Skin Infection and Inflammation

                                                                                                    A new study out of Japan and published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows how switching the dietary oil of chow fed to mice from soybean oil to coconut oil reduced skin inflammation.

                                                                                                    The skin healing properties of coconut oil, especially virgin coconut oil, applied topically to the skin have been known for a long time.

                                                                                                    Even though coconut oil is sold as a dietary oil, people applying it topically are seeing tremendous results for their skin conditions such as acne, eczema, keratosis polaris, psoriasis, rosacea, and fungal infections.

                                                                                                    We have suspected for years that the reason people in tropical climates who eat their traditional diets which are high in the saturated fats of coconut oil had such beautiful skin, even though they are exposed to the sun to a greater degree than westerners, is because of the high amounts of coconut oil in their diet, which does not oxidize and cause free radical damage as polyunsaturated fats do.

                                                                                                    Skin cancer, for example, is almost unheard of in tropical climates like the Philippines, but common in western nations, even in colder climates with far less exposure to the sun.

                                                                                                    Researchers in Japan apparently wanted to test this theory of dietary coconut oil reducing allergic skin inflammation in the laboratory:

                                                                                                    “Coconut oil is used as a dietary oil worldwide, and its healthy effects are recognized by the fact that coconut oil is easy to digest, helps in weight management, increases healthy cholesterol and provides instant energy.

                                                                                                    Although topical application of coconut oil is known to reduce skin infection and inflammation, whether dietary coconut oil has any role in decreasing skin inflammation is unknown.

                                                                                                    In this study, we showed the impact of dietary coconut oil in allergic skin inflammation by using a mouse model of contact hypersensitivity (CHS).”

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                                                                                                      Study: Virgin Coconut Oil has Anti-inflammatory and Skin Protective Properties

                                                                                                      Many who have used coconut oil for their skin and hair rave about its positive effects. Many testimonials to the powerful healing properties of virgin coconut oil for skin conditions have been published here at CoconutOil.com over the years. People have testified to virgin coconut oil healing fungal skin infections, acne, eczema, keratosis polaris, psoriasis, rosacea, and more.

                                                                                                      But exactly how virgin coconut oil is so beneficial for applying on one’s skin has rarely, if ever, been thoroughly analyzed on a chemical and cellular level.

                                                                                                      That’s no longer the case, as a new study has recently determined what goes on biochemically within the skin’s cellular and genetic composition when using virgin coconut oil on one’s skin.

                                                                                                      This report, In vitro anti-inflammatory and skin protective properties of Virgin coconut oil, was published by the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine in January, 2019.

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                                                                                                        Mexican Women Being Used to Impregnate with Embryos to be Used in Research

                                                                                                        Women in Mexico were paid $1400 to be hyperstimulated so their ovaries released bountiful eggs instead of one during their cycle. They then underwent artificial insemination, resulting in early pregnancy with multiple embryos, which were then flushed out of their bodies for study.

                                                                                                        This “experiment” was very wrong on at least four fronts. First, it created human life for the purpose of experimenting upon it. Second, it paid women to have abortions (when all the embryos were not flushed). Third, it treated women as objects, merely as “a Petri dish,” to quote bioethicist Lorie Zoloth.

                                                                                                        Fourth, hyperstimulation can have serious side effects, even leading to occasional death. Add in the likelihood that the women were very poor, and you have a real exploitive circumstance.

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                                                                                                          How Science Lost Its Mind

                                                                                                          Before Darwin, nearly everyone, in every corner of the world, believed in some type of ‘‘intelligent design,” and the majority still do.

                                                                                                          That is for good reasons. Since the publication of Origin of Species, science has discovered that living things are far more complex and clever than Darwin ever could have imagined.

                                                                                                          So how did it happen that the majority of our scientists “lost their minds” and are unable to see the design in living things that is so blindingly obvious to the layman?

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                                                                                                            Study: Sleep Cleanses the Brain of Toxic Waste Products Accumulated During the Day

                                                                                                            An insidious kind of brainwashing goes on without your awareness. It continues surreptitiously every hour of the day and night. But not to worry; this brainwashing is intelligently designed, and it’s good for you. In fact, you couldn’t live without it!

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                                                                                                              Thanksgiving: The Neuro Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

                                                                                                              Across the U.S., American families and friends will gather on the fourth Thursday of November to unwittingly flood their brains with dopamine and serotonin in a celebration of gratitude rooted in English traditions that date back to the Protestant Reformation. 

                                                                                                              However, the neuromodulating effects of being grateful can profoundly change your life for the better when practiced on the daily, rather than once a year over a wishbone and your Auntie May’s favorite stuffing.

                                                                                                              While tradition is important in the human experience and a day set aside to give thanks and reflect on all our blessings is a noble occasion, practicing gratitude daily will lead to a happier, healthier you and even reshape your brain according to scientists, with the key being that you must really feel it for it to wield this powerful influence over your physiology and psychology.

                                                                                                              Gratitude can act as a natural antidepressant by increasing the neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, and sending them hurtling down existing neuropathways as well as forming new neural circuitry. This effect is particularly strong when we ask ourselves what we are grateful for and are mindful of it.  

                                                                                                              Choosing to practice gratitude has been shown in study after study to create new neurocircuitry through which dopamine can influence the reward center of the brain.

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                                                                                                                Remembering Law Professor Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019): The Man Who "Lit the Match" for Intelligent Design

                                                                                                                Law Professor Phillip Johnson passed away on November 2, 2019 at the age of 79.

                                                                                                                I became aware of Professor Johnson in 1991 with the publication of his book, Darwin on Trial.

                                                                                                                Johnson’s book was highly controversial, and changed American culture. In the early 1990s when he wrote this book, it was career suicide for anyone in academia to take a position against Darwinian evolution, and most of the criticisms of Darwin were found in religious circles under the teaching of “Creationism.”

                                                                                                                It took a law professor like Phillip Johnson, who was not part of the field of biology or other natural sciences, to write a scholarly critique of Darwin’s theories without the threat of censorship, loss of funding, or losing tenure at a major U.S. University.

                                                                                                                As a law professor at the prestigious University of California Berkeley, his voice demanded to be heard, as he took a legal approach to examine the evidence of Darwin’s theories.

                                                                                                                Many believe that his foundational book, Darwin on Trial, was the beginning of the modern day “Intelligent Design” movement.

                                                                                                                Intelligent Design separates itself from “Creationism” as it looks at the scientific evidence in the field of origins, and draws conclusions based on the scientific evidence, without relying on any religious teachings. It concludes that the science points to an intelligent design in nature, and leaves the question of “who” the designer is to religion.

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                                                                                                                  Diarrhea and the Appendix are Signs of Intelligent Design

                                                                                                                  In my new book, Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, I argue that the synergistic action of diarrhea and the appendix provides a strong case for foresight and thus for intelligent design.

                                                                                                                  Jerry Coyne, writing at Why Evolution Is True, has responded. For that I am grateful. See, “ID craziness: Diarrhea and the appendix are signs of intelligent design.”

                                                                                                                  I wish, enthusiastically, to reply. The subject under discussion is so-called vestigial organs, specifically the appendix. For decades we were told that — due to evolution — our body includes organs that have lost their functions and are therefore in the process of being eliminated.

                                                                                                                  Dr. Coyne adds that some of those condemned organs, by accidently finding other functions, may get lucky enough to escape extinction. This is possible, I agree. The “vestigial organs” are taken as strong evidence for evolution and against ID. After all, an intelligent designer would have no use for useless organs. With that I also agree.

                                                                                                                  However, we must let the data speak. When we do, learning more about the physiology of our body, we find that “vestigial organs” have amazing functions after all.

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                                                                                                                    Doctor Under Investigation Could Lose License to Practice Medicine for Praying with Some Patients

                                                                                                                    A doctor in the UK is being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC) because a complaint was made against him for praying with his patients.

                                                                                                                    Dr. Richard Scott is a General Practitioner at Bethesda Medical Centre in Margate, Kent.

                                                                                                                    Dr. Scott states that he only prays with about one out of every 40 patients, and that he always asks for their permission first. Of those he asks, about 90% accept, and the ones who do not, he respects their right to refuse.

                                                                                                                    The complaint to the General Medical Council was allegedly not made by any of his patients, but by an “acquaintance” of one of his patients, who then worked with The National Secular Society (NSS) to lodge the complaint.

                                                                                                                    The NSS allegedly wrote that a “highly vulnerable patient” was uneasy with the use of prayer during a consultation. NSS chief executive Stephen Evans reportedly confirmed that the complaint came from someone known to the patient rather than the patient themselves.

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                                                                                                                      Canada Court Forces Doctors to Euthanize and Perform Abortions

                                                                                                                      Here’s the story: The Canadian Charter (Constitution) guarantees “freedom of conscience and religion” — a stronger and more explicit protection of religious liberty than our First Amendment.

                                                                                                                      After the Supreme Court created a right to euthanasia, Ontario passed a law requiring doctors to kill legally eligible patients who want to die or provide an “effective referral” if they have moral objections — i.e., procure a doctor known by the dissenter to be willing to euthanize patients.

                                                                                                                      Catholic and other religious doctors sued to enforce their Charter liberties. Referring equals complicity, the doctors argued, and thus the law forces them to violate their religious beliefs and consciences.

                                                                                                                      In one of the world’s most important “medical conscience” rulings, a trial judge admitted the doctors’ Charter rights were indeed infringed. But he ruled that a right (nowhere mentioned in the Charter) to “equal and equitable access” to legal and government-funded medical interventions trumped doctors’ freedom of religion.

                                                                                                                      Now a Court of Appeals has affirmed, ruling that doctors must not only euthanize or refer, but also abort or refer, and provide any other controversial legal service that a patient might want or refer — their religious freedoms or moral consciences be damned.

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                                                                                                                        In Canada, Medical Doctors Killed Thousands in 2018

                                                                                                                        Canadian doctors committed thousands of homicides in 2018. According to an interim report published by the government, in the first ten months of last year, doctors lethally injected 2,613 patients (with one assisted suicide) — and that doesn’t include the homicides committed by doctors in Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut.

                                                                                                                        The report says that about 1.12 percent of all Canadian deaths were caused by euthanasia, a number that is increasing every year.

                                                                                                                        No wonder. Efforts are increasing to normalize lethal injection as a way of death — and soon we are likely to see the killable caste expanded in Canada to include children, people whose deaths are not “foreseeable,” those with dementia who asked to be killed in an advance directive, and perhaps, the mentally ill (as happens regularly in the Netherlands and Belgium).

                                                                                                                        If 1.12 percent of our deaths in the U.S. were doctor-homicides, it would amount to nearly 30,000.

                                                                                                                        These statistics are stark, but they don’t tell the whole story. Because these radical policies have only been in effect for a relatively short time, we don’t yet know the moral costs of allowing doctors to kill sick patients or assist their suicides.

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                                                                                                                          Devolution Is Natural, Evolution Is Not

                                                                                                                          It is really not necessary to be a biochemist or a paleontologist to understand the main issue in the debate between Darwinism and intelligent design. That is because it is a very simple principle, as I keep emphasizing: natural (unintelligent) causes do not create order (or information). They destroy it.

                                                                                                                          While every other natural process tends to turn order into disorder, Darwinists have always believed that natural selection is the one unintelligent process in the universe that can create spectacular order out of disorder.

                                                                                                                          So I feel vindicated by Michael Behe’s new book, Darwin Devolves, which disputes this belief, and argues that despite all the claims about the creative powers of natural selection, it has never actually been observed to produce anything new and complex, only “devolution.”