Today, Kevin proves that majority of the studies done around the world are complete scams! Plus, get the latest scoop on natural ways to cure and prevent diseases.
Low Vitamin D Levels Dangerous
Scary: The No Allergy Peanut
Depression Linked To Alzheimer’s
Fish Oil Prevents Breast Cancer
Cherry Juice Good For Gout
What’s Really Causing That Headache?
FDA New Scare Tactic: Do Not Use MMS!
Hamburgers Causing Asthma In Children
Tomatoes Help Prevent Sunburns
Power Of Prayer Very Effective
Shrimp Hooked On Prozac
Video Games Hurting Children
Cuddle Pet To Reduce Stress
The Burning Question: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe?
Pasticcios Great For Heart
Tea Tree Oil Effective For Skin Cancer
Lucky Charms Actually Work
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April 5, 2012
By J.D Heyes
“Let your kids play in the dirt. It’s good for them. In fact, you should join them. It’s fun getting dirty.” –KTRN
Here’s a concept that most parents will find a little hard to believe: new research shows that it’s possible kids can be too clean.
You read that right.
That’s because all of the soap dispensers, hand sanitizers and alcohol-tinged wipes could be robbing our kids from exposure to the germs that help strengthen their immune systems.
According to new research done on mice, increasing exposure to germs helps develop the immune system, thereby preventing allergies and other immune-related diseases like colitis and asthma later in life.
Researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston led the study and published their results in the March issue of Science magazine. Using the “hygiene hypothesis,” the team says research shows a lack of exposure to microbes at an early childhood age increases susceptibility to some diseases because the lack of exposure suppresses the body’s immune system. The study does more than just support the notion, it also may explain the whys and hows of the process.
Researchers warned, however, that their research was conducted on mice, not humans. Still, the results seemed to indicate that you have to trigger the immune system with the introduction of germs in order for it to develop fully.
How it works
The research team, led by co-authors Dr. Richard Blumberg, chief for the BWH Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, and Dr. Dennis Kasper, director of BWH Channing Laboratory, studied “germ-free” mice bred in a sterile environment without exposure to microbes, as well as specific-pathogen-free mice that were raised in a normal laboratory environment.
The mice were bred to develop forms of asthma and inflammatory bowel disease, in which their immune systems were then compared.
The team found that the germ-free mice had more invariant natural killer T cells in their lungs and bowel, and developed more severe disease symptoms.
“[... W]e show that, in germ-free (GF) mice, invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells accumulate in the colonic lamina propria and lung, resulting in increased morbidity in models of IBD and allergic asthma compared to specific pathogen-free (SPF) mice,” Blumberg and Kasper wrote.
The researchers also found that when they exposed germ-free mice to mice with germs in their first few weeks of life, they didn’t develop high levels of invariant natural killer T cells. Also, they didn’t develop the more severe symptoms seen in those mice kept germ-free. And, they discovered, germ-free mice with early-life exposure to microbes developed long-term disease protection.
“These studies show the critical importance of proper immune conditioning by microbes during the earliest periods of life,” Blumberg told reporters. “Also now knowing a potential mechanism will allow scientists to potentially identify the microbial factors important in determining protection from allergic and autoimmune diseases later in life.”
March 13, 2012
By Mike Barrett
“Thanks, FDA – for helping big pharma ruin more people’s lives. You are doing a great a job.” –KTRN
The same organization which deems walnuts to be illegal drugs is in the process of deciding whether or not to make some prescription medications more readily available to the public. The Food and Drug Administration may potentially move medicines for chronic conditions from prescription to non-prescription, or over the counter, while drugs for infection will receive a speedier approval process. This includes diabetes-linked statin drugs.
Despite prescription drugs contributing to at least 3 million deaths in the last 27 years while vitamins have killed none, the FDA is eager to get drugs in patients’ hands even faster. The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee will assist the FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and the Agency’s director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research by helping to accelerate approval processes. Drugs for high blood pressure, cholesterol, migraines, and asthma may all be re-classified by the FDA so that individuals can attain them without a prescription. Interestingly, cholesterol drugs, known as statins, have been linked to over 300 different adverse affects while asthma drugs have been shown to lead to more deaths than asthma itself.
The FDA is also very interested in allowing antibiotic makers to conduct tests for the drugs using smaller groups of patients. What’s more, lawmakers are proposing that the approval process for antibiotics also be hastened, while providing incentives to drug makers to develop new antibiotics – seemingly or allegedly to bypass bacterial resistance from the current antibiotic market. Unfortunately, even new antibiotics will only continue to perpetuate diseases scientists fear will be impossible to treat while contributing to numerous health conditions like mental illness by destroying gut health.
March 8, 2012
My Health News
By Rachael Rettner
“Eating fewer calories might be the trick to lowering your risk of diseases. Unfortunately, most of us love to eat. Another approach to be eating the right kind of calories.” –KTRN
People with asthma may one day receive an unconventional prescription for their condition: eat less.
Known as caloric restriction, eating fewer calories than you need has been touted for many years as a way to increase lifespan. While this effect has been demonstrated in lab animals, whether caloric restriction makes people live longer is not clear.
Nevertheless, scientists are exploring caloric restriction as a way to treat a host of conditions — including asthma, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and spinal cord injury — and so far, findings suggest a benefit. In addition, caloric restriction may have a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, said Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore.
Mattson, who himself practices caloric restriction, said he would currently recommend the practice only to people who are overweight or obese. More research is needed to determine whether benefits are seen in lean people.
Mattson discussed his work here at the American Association of the Advancement of Science annual meeting.
Caloric restriction as therapy
In a study published last year in the International Journal of Obesity, Mattson and colleagues found caloric restriction reduced cancer risk factors among overweight women who had a family history of breast cancer. Women who ate 25 percent fewer calories than needed to sustain their weight for six months had reduced levels of hormones and inflammation associated with breast cancer risk.
In a 2007 study, Mattson and colleagues placed 10 overweight participants with asthma on a calorie-restricted diet of 500 to 600 calories every other day. On the days they weren’t dieting, particpants ate as they pleased. After eight weeks, participants said they were able breathe more easily, and had better control of their asthma symptoms compared with the beginning of the study, Mattson said.
Research on animals also suggests caloric restriction reduces neurological damage after a stroke, but only on young or middle-aged animals. Older animals do not appear to benefit, indicating that caloric restriction may offer stroke benefits only at certain points in life, Mattson said.
A 2008 study showed that rats that fasted every other day recovered better from a spinal cord injury.
March 5, 2012
By Paul Fassa
“Here is more proof that natural remedies really do work. And to think people are still taking pharmaceutical drugs. Why?” –KTRN
There has been a resurgence of asthma and other lung issues, especially among children, over the past few decades. Whether from chemtrails, outrageously increased vaccination schedules, or both – and more – is undetermined.
But the suffering is the same, and the mainstream medical solutions of inhaled steroids or calcium blockers offer short term relief with long term health hazards.
As drugs, their usefulness tends to diminish in effectiveness or duration, promoting increased use that causes those other health issues to come on more quickly. It is a vicious cycle that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, mental disorders, cardiac arrest and premature death.
That’s why both herbal remedies for lung issues, khella and lobelia, should be primary choices for asthma, COPD and other breathing problems.
Khella, commonly called bishop’s weed, is both a vasodilator (dilating blood vessels), and a bronchial dilator. It accomplishes both without caffeine-like or other stimulation affecting the adrenal glands.
It also acts to smooth and strengthen heart muscles to enable a stronger heart beat. Khella even promotes gall bladder bile flow and helps eliminate urinary tract stones. In other words, unlike pharmaceuticals designated for asthma that destroy health, khella promotes good cardiac and overall health.
Khella or bishop’s weed is available wherever you can find over-the-counter natural herbal remedies. It can come in extracts or tinctures, tablets, or used as a tea. The extracts and tablets are recommended for daily use.
Though not recommended for use during an asthma attack, using khella daily as recommended can go far with preventing or minimizing acute attacks. This will at least minimize or diminish the use of asthma pharmaceuticals for acute attacks.
Dosage varies slightly, depending on the delivery type, but taking one of those doses just before going to bed is important for asthmatics. It is common for asthmatics to endure asthma attacks that interrupt sleep patterns needed for restoring immune system energy.
Khella can be used during a bout with bronchitis to ease up congestion and open bronchial passages and airways. It is even better to use it in conjunction with lobelia, which tends to offer immediate relief from asthma attacks or other bronchial based breathing problems.
Many Processed Foods Are Made With A Coal Tar Derivative Chemical That Causes Hyperactivity In Children
February 17th, 2012
By: Mike Adams
Would you knowingly feed your children an ingredient derived from coal tar? That’s exactly what you may be doing, if you let them eat any orange or yellow artificially-colored products including sodas, cheese-flavored products, flavored chips, pickles or a myriad of other foods and beverages. The industrial waste-derived coloring chemicaltartrazineis a common ingredient in all these foods, underscoring the need to read food labels religiously. (Why would anyone put artificial colors into pickles? Read the labels, and you’ll see!)
Tartrazine, also known as E102 or Yellow #5, was one of the colorings linked to childhood hyperactivity in a landmark 2007 study conducted by the United Kingdom’sFood Standards Agency. As a consequence, products containing it must carry a warning label anywhere in the European Union.
Not surprisingly, the United States has no such law — even though the coloring has been linked to asthma, migraines and cancer. But since when the FDA ever bother warning the public about dangerous chemicals in their food anyway? After all, aspartame, MSG and sodium nitrite are all legal — so why not add a little food coloring poison to the cocktail and call it “nutrition?”
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February 8, 2012
By Ethan A. Huff
The latest scam to enter the debate about so-called “global warming” involves spending billions of dollars to spray the atmosphere with tiny particulate matter for the alleged purpose of reflecting sunlight back into space, and thus cooling the planet. But research into this controversial practice of “chemtrailing,” which has actually already been going on for quite some time now, is largely funded directly by Mr. Vaccine himself, the infamous Bill Gates.
The U.K.’s Guardian paper reports that Gates, who is a huge advocate of global intervention programs that forcibly affect large people groups whether they like it or not, has been spending untold millions of dollars from his own personal fortune to fund research into geo-engineering programs. These funds are being used to study things like how much it will cost every year to blast the skies with tiny particles of sulfur dioxide, a toxic industrial byproduct linked to serious respiratory illnesses like asthma.
Gates and his small cadre of allies, which include co-founder of Skype Niklas Zennstrom and owner of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson, reportedly spend exorbitant amounts of cash every year trying to push geo-engineering initiative across the globe. They claim that if nations like the U.S. will not cut greenhouse gas emissions by tremendous amounts, the spraying of toxic poisons into the atmosphere will be necessary to thwart impending disaster.
The entire concept of geo-engineering to save the planet is utter hogwash, of course. This is true not only because “global warming” itself has proven to be a man-made scam, but also because literally blocking sunlight for the stated purpose of reflecting the warmth of its rays back into space makes no logical or scientific sense.
January 16, 2012
By David S. Martin
As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick — a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches.
As the school year wound down, Matthew’s health worsened. He was out for two weeks in the spring with pneumonia and then developed a sinus infection so severe he needed to spend the night at the hospital, where he received intravenous antibiotics and breathing treatments.
But over the summer, a strange thing happened. Matthew was healthy. He was energetic. He could ride his bike for hours at a time.
“When we put him back in school this year, within three weeks, he missed 10 days with a respiratory infection,” Melissa Asselin said. That’s when Matthew’s mother had an a-ha moment.
“When he was out of school, he was well. When he was in school, he became ill,” Asselin said.
Matthew’s parents concluded that the 9-year-old’s school, Hinsdale Elementary, was making their son sick.
Indoor air problems
Figures are hard to come by, but studies have estimated that a third or more of U.S. schools have mold, dust and other indoor air problems serious enough to provoke respiratory issues like asthma in students and teachers.
A national survey of school nurses found that 40% knew children and staff adversely affected by indoor pollutants.
Indoor air affects more than health. A growing body of research suggests students also perform better in schools with healthier air.
“If you get an unhealthy building, you’re not going to have a successful school,” said Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in the United States.
“Asthma is the number one chronic illness that keeps kids out of school, and it’s growing,” Eskelsen added.
December 12, 2011
By Dr. Josh Axe
“Dr. Axe has a great apple cider vinegar detox drink. Check out the video below for the recipe. It’s easy and actually tastes pretty good. It’s best if you use a cocktail mixing drink and shake it up – minus the vodka of course.” –KTRN
A few years ago it seemed that all most people wanted was their doctor to prescribe a pill for them to pop to cure all that was ailing them – body, mind, and soul. Today the story (thankfully) is beginning to change.
The tide has begun to shift from people wanting solely pharmaceutical quick fixes to a more all natural approach. Maybe it’s watching the rates of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes soar or people’s own personal experience with some of the nasty, unpleasant side effects of pharmaceuticals driving them to demand change. Either way change is coming as more people look to all natural solutions for health issues.
One of the forerunners in this movement is looking back to the age old apple cider vinegar to heal many ailments. From asthma to high cholesterol apple cider vinegar is touted to cure many disorders and diseases. But is it all true or just hype?
Apple cider vinegar is created from just what you imagine – the apple. Vinegar means ‘sour wine’ in French. Basically, apple cider vinegar takes apples crushes them, adds sugar and yeast, allows them to ferment two times thus becoming apple cider vinegar.
Vinegar has been used for more than 10,000 years as a medicinal treatment. It was used by the Babylonians, the Samuri’s, Hippocrates used it as an antibiotic treatment. More recently it was used during the civil war and in World War I.
Most recently apple cider vinegar was brought back into popularity when well known Vermont doctor, D.C. Jarvis, wrote a book in which he promoted the use of apple cider vinegar to cure many ails including migraines, diabetes, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and other common ills.
Today the same numerous claims about the healing properties of apple cider vinegar abound. However the science to back these claims is scarce. Now when it comes to science validating claims of all natural remedies I know that there isn’t always evidence from research on the books even though the cures are real.
There are three areas associated with the healing benefits of apple cider vinegar that recent scientific data does support. Let’s discuss them here.
4 Scientifically Backed Healing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Apple Cider Vinegar and High Cholesterol
In an article published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2006 a study was performed on rats to determine if consuming apple cider vinegar had any impact on their cholesterol levels.
The evidence showed that these rats levels of cholesterol were reduced by consuming apple cider vinegar in two stages. First the action in the liver and secondly the way the apple cider vinegar impacted bile acid secretion.
Yes, this study is on rats not humans but the results show promise.
November 17, 2011
By Jonathan Benson
“There are many good air fresherners out there that use essntial oils. In fact, burning oils is one of the best ways to make the house smell amazing. I also use Dr.Schulze’s Air Detox. It makes the whole room smell like eucalyptus. It’s quite refreshing.” –Chris Davis KTRN
Millions of Americans use scented candles, air freshener sprays, plug-in deodorizers and diffusers to make their living spaces smell clean and pleasant, but are the chemicals in these products safe? New research compiled by scientists from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic suggests that various chemical additives in air fresheners can trigger allergies, asthma and other health problems.
“The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose,” said Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist from Emory who helped gather data for the study. “With the asthmatics, there’s really good data showing their lung function changes when they’re exposed to these compounds.”
Many scented air freshener products contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, benzene and limonene, which are known to trigger asthma and other respiratory symptoms, as well as eye irritation, bone damage and leukemia. They also contain various other toxic ingredients like benzyl alcohol, camphor, dichlorobenzene, ethanol, naphthalene, phenol and pinene (http://mcs-america.org/airfresh.pdf).
Even some scented products labeled “natural” contain harmful ingredients like phthalates that can build up in the liver and fatty tissue over time. Phthalate exposure is linked to low sperm counts and reproductive damage (http://www.naturalhomeandgarden.com…). This is why it is always a good idea, even with “natural” products, to verify all ingredients with product manufacturers prior to purchasing them.