December 12, 2011
By S.D Wells
“If you are still drinking diet soda or using Splenda, read this article. It’s deadly.” –KTRN
Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up “check up” appointments for the following weeks.
Call it recurring headaches, unbearable migraines, depression, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritis flare ups, buzzing or ringing in the ears, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, inflammation, even acid reflux, but don’t call it ASD, or the patient may stop consuming synthetic sweeteners, and then not schedule more doctor visits.
The symptoms of ASD can change overnight, depending on how much chemical sweetener you consume, and which ones. Some combinations are especially toxic. Consumers can go from a migraine headache to vomiting or from vision problems to an upset stomach. Many people experience central nervous system disorders, cramping, nervous twitches and abnormal reflexes. (http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/)
It all started when Ronald Reagan took office in 1980. He immediately fired the head of the FDA, under advisement from Donald Rumsfeld (CEO of Searle Pharmaceutical at the time), and hired Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., who auspiciously approved aspartame. It was the decade of the diet craze, and Rumsfeld and his constituents made a fortune off the artificial sweetener which had been banned for decades due to laboratory testing results proving it was carcinogenic. The same FDA tainted approval process gave way to sucralose in 1991, and then sorbitol in 2003. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robbi…)
August 26th, 2011
By: PF Louis
Big Pharma, the FDA, AMA and other medical associations falsely accuse conscientious healers of crimes that they themselves routinely commit or cover up. Unfortunately, they get away with it since they are the “authority”, and the mainstream media (MSM) usually favors authority’s version of events. Dr. Andrew Wakefield was a victim of the BMJ’s (British Medical Journal) injustice, which also helped hide vaccine injury science from public awareness.
What Wakefield Actually Did
Dr. Wakefield was organizing clinical research on Crohn’s disease, colitis and gastrointestinal disorders in young children. The research intended to determine if there was a link between those disorders and measles at the Royal Free Hospital in England. Dr. Wakefield published the results of this clinical study in the U.K. medical journal Lancet in 1998.
Children were brought to him because of his interest, but contrary to all accusations, he never treated them. He described himself as “the thinker” when Health Ranger Mike Adams recently interviewed him. In this particular study, he was the thinker for the team of doctors directly involved with the treatment.
Another accusation, that Dr. Wakefield asserted a definite link of MMR vaccines to autism was never published. He never made that claim. Some of his team colleagues put forth their interpretation that MMRs were linked to autism, but that was not part of Wakefield’s Lancet paper. Dr. Wakefield was looking into the possible link of those commonly experienced gut disorders in children under five years old as a precursor to their autism related behavior.
That link to MMRs was actually made by the parents of those 12 participating children. They were doing fine until they received MMR vaccinations, and the parents reported this to Dr. Wakefield’s team. Dr. Wakefield included the parents’ reports in the case study findings. Including parents’ observations in case study reports is highly appropriate.
Dr. Wakefield’s only conclusion was the measles/gut disorder connection to autistic behavior possibilities merited further study.
Other Discoveries that Corroborate Wakefield’s Findings
According to a Mike Adams article, fourteen months before Dr. Wakefield’s paper was published, two other researchers discovered the same problems of gut disorders and autistic behavior in seven children. Their 1996 presentation was called “Entero-colitis and Disintegrative Disorder Following MMR – A Review of the First Seven Cases.” Those seven cases became part of the final twelve cases in Dr. Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet paper. This and other facts disprove accusations that Wakefield fabricated the twelve reports.
A more recent Wake Forest University study determined that 70 of 82 autistic children they studied had measles virus in their guts. Interestingly, the measles virus strain they discovered was not a wild virus — it was the same strain used in MMR vaccines.
A Russian born U.K. pediatrician, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, has not only established the connection of gastrointestinal tract disorders among the very young to autistic and other behavioral problems, she cures them with proper diet and supplementation. She learned how the hard way, by curing her own autistic son.
Dr. McBride coined the acronym GAPS for her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. She describes the dietary solutions to her explanations of how the gut and the brain are connected. This relationship has been known by traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
In a recent U.S. lecture, she mentioned that her colleagues were afraid to mention Dr. Wakefield due of the witch-hunt conspired against him earlier. But she acknowledges his research efforts as accurate contributions to her practice.
The U.K. government refuses to compensate cases of encephalitis (brain disease) due to vaccine injury. Here we may have one motive for a conspiracy against Dr. Wakefield.
There Really Was a Conspiracy
There are other motives from the usual suspects. The allegedly corrupt Murdoch empire’s Sunday Times is run by Rupert Murdoch’s son James. The Murdoch family is heavily invested in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a vaccine manufacturer. James Murdoch is even on GSKs board of directors.
James hired a freelance hack journalist, Brian Deer, to fabricate the Wakefield fabrication. It created a firestorm in London that ignited another vaccine promoter, Dr. Fiona Godlee, who happens to be the editor in chief for the British Journal of Medicine (BMJ). She propagated Deer’s lies officially.
This pincer move encircled the U.K. Government’s medical establishment and forced a five member GMC (General Medical Council) hearing on Dr. Wakefield. Perhaps the hearing intended to defend the U.K.’s stance on not awarding vaccine injury victim?
The Sly Admission: Too Late; Damage Done
Private admission of wrong doing by the BMJ to newsletter Age of Autism, spoken evasively out of both sides of Dr. Fiona Godlee’s mouth, is insufficient for the public damage done to Dr. Wakefield’s integrity. But it has served to inspire a stronger alliance among medical professionals and aware parents of vaccine injured children on both sides of the Atlantic.(7)
August 2nd, 2011
By: Anthony Gucciardi
The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, has been toted as ‘unknown’ by mainstream medical establishments for years. Emerging in the past century and spiking in the 1950′s, IBD is responsible for the suffering of countless individuals worldwide. A letter published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases may have the answer to the cause of IBD, and particularly the explosion of IBD in the 1950′s. The artificial sweetener saccharin as well as sucralose (Splenda) may be the hidden culprit behind the development of IBD.
Dr. Xiaofa Qin, the author of the letter, details in his writings that a series of findings originally led him to suspect saccharin as the main cause of IBD. The problem? Canada, despite limiting saccharin use more than most Western countries, was still experiencing high rates of IBD. Despite this problematic fact, Dr. Qin kept up his research. What he found was quite startling not only to citizens of Canada and health officials, but also to the world. Sucralose, also labeled as Splenda in many products, was the answer. According to Dr. Qin’s research, there was evidence that sucralose could lead to IBD through the very same mechanism as saccharine.
The relationship between these artificial sweeteners and IBD continues to grow, with other countries approving the usage of them before significant outbreaks of IBD. Australia approved sucralose for use in 1993, and in 1994 a study by Hanigan and Radford-Smith found an increase of IBD in north Bisbane. Similarly, the European Union approved the use of sucralose in 2004. A series of studies by Perminow et al found that the instances of pediatric IBD in southeastern Norway were as low as 4.7 during 1990-1993, and they rose as high as 10.6 during 2005-2007.
Artificial sweeteners have crept into products worldwide, and many of them go incognito under a number of different names. Aspartame, for example, has developed such a bad reputation for its links to tumor development and obesity that the manufacturer has attempted to re-brand it as ‘AminoSweet’ to deceive consumers. Regardless of the seemingly-natural names, artificial sweeteners are synthetic and toxic to the human body. The research is clear: inflammatory bowel disease rates could possibly be halted, or at least significantly lowered, if artificial sweeteners were banned from the market.
February 9th, 2011
By: S.L. Baker
Some of the most miserable and painful chronic diseases known to humankind involve inflammation in the bowel. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two of these relapsing conditions. They affect more than a million people in the United States and cause weight loss, diarrhea, sometimes excruciating abdominal pain and cramping and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Mainstream medicine treats these ills, which involve ongoing tissue inflammation that alters the functioning of the intestine, with a host of immune suppressive drugs including steroids. Unfortunately, these Big Pharma side-effect laden solutions are not totally effective and patients relapse.
But now there’s new hope on the horizon for a drug-free, totally safe treatment could even turn out to be a cure: a probiotic.
Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are much like the beneficial microorganisms found in the healthy human gut. Also known as “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria”, foods like yogurt and kefir contain probiotics. They can be taken as supplements, too.
Northwestern Medicine researchers have genetically tweaked a version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese and a new animal study shows it is an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. What’s more, the scientists think the probiotic may be useful in treating colon cancer, another disease triggered by inflammation, as well.
The Northwestern team deleted a gene in the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus and fed this version of the probiotic to mice with two different models of colitis. After about 2 weeks of treatment, the new probiotic strain had virtually eliminated colon inflammation in the animals. Moreover, it halted progression of the disease by 95 percent. The results of the study were just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“This opens brand new avenues to treat various autoimmune diseases of the gut, including inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, all which can be triggered by imbalanced inflammatory immune responses,” said Mansour Mohamadzadeh, associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and lead investigator of the study, in a statement to the media. He also is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
In the study, the modified Lactobacillus acidophilus was found to calm over stimulated immune cells in the gut by mobilizing messenger immune cells, called dendritic cells. These dendritic cells then enhanced the production of other functional immune cells, known as regulatory T-cells. The result? A healthy new balance was achieved in the intestine and systemic inflammation was soothed away.
“They essentially calm everything down and restore it to normal,” Dr. Mohamadzadeh explained. The next step will be a trial testing the new form of Lactobacillus acidophilus in humans. Dr. Mohamadzadeh and his colleagues at the Lurie Cancer Center are also researching the new Lactobacillus acidophilus as a possible treatment for colon cancer.
December 2nd, 2010
By: David Gutierrez
Vitamin D is especially active in areas of the human genome related to autoimmune diseases, providing yet more evidence that the vitamin plays a critical role in regulating the immune system and protecting against certain diseases.
In a study published in the journal Genome Research, researchers from Oxford University mapped the human genome looking for clusters of vitamin D receptors — sites where the vitamin can bind to DNA, changing the expression of a gene. They found that these receptors were especially common in regions that have previously been linked to common autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease. Vitamin D receptors were also common in regions linked to colorectal cancer and leukemia.
The study shows how serious the effects of vitamin D deficiency can be, the researchers noted.
Scientists have long known that vitamin D plays an essential role in maintaining healthy teeth and bones, but only recently has the vitamin’s role in immune regulation started to become clear.
“The benefits of vitamin D include a reduction in the risk of colon polyps and prostate cancer, less coronary artery disease, and a decreased chance of developing type 1 diabetes, plus increased muscle strength and coordination, along with higher bone strength,” writes Phyllis A. Balch in her book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition.
The best source of vitamin D is exposure to sunlight. In only a fraction of the time it takes to burn, the body can produce up to 10,000 IU of the vitamin — as little as 15 minutes per day for light-skinned people and as much as three times that for people with much darker skin.
Sunscreen blocks the ultraviolet radiation that the body needs to synthesize vitamin D.
December 2nd, 2010
By: David Gutierrez
Extracts from broccoli and plantain may help boost the stomach’s defenses against infection, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with Scottish and Swedish researchers, and published in the journal Gut.
The researchers hope that their findings will prove helpful to people suffering from a form of inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease.
“With Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, [a] genetic predisposition teams up with failed tolerance, and you’re left with chronic recurrent bowel inflammation,” write James Dowd and Diane Stafford in their book The Vitamin D Cure.
“Your immune system can’t handle the bacteria in your intestines, so the bowel lining becomes a battleground where the immune system is constantly attacking bacteria that attach to it,” they write. “It’s like you have an infected rash inside your gut.”
Researchers examined the effect of fibers from broccoli and plantain on the M-cells that line the human gut. The cells were obtained both from laboratory cultures and from surgical tissue samples. They found that while the plant fibers helped keep harmful bacteria moving through the bowel, a common stabilizer found in processed foods caused them to stay in the gut longer, increasing the risk of infection.
Crohn’s disease is particularly common in countries where people eat lots of processed foods and low amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“We have known for some time the general health benefits of eating plantain and broccoli, which are both high in vitamins and minerals, but until now we have not understood how they can boost the body’s natural defenses against infection common in Crohn’s patients,” researcher Barry Campbell said. “Our work suggests that it might be important for patients with this condition to eat healthily and limit their intake of processed foods.”
June 18, 2010
By David Gutierrez
(NaturalNews) The FDA has ordered makers of drugs for a variety of inflammatory diseases to add a “black box warning” about an increased risk of cancer in children and adolescents.
A black box warning is the most severe warning that the FDA can place on a product without withdrawing it from the market.
The FDA began analyzing the drugs, known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, when reports emerged that dozens of children had developed cancer while taking the drugs. TNF blockers are used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. They include adalimumab (marketed as Humira), certolizumab pegol (marketed as Cimzia), etanercept (marketed as Enbrel), golimumab (marketed as Simponi) and infliximab (marketed as Remicade.
“FDA announced that it has completed its analysis of TNF blockers and has concluded that there is an increased risk of lymphoma and other cancers associated with the use of these drugs in children and adolescents,” spokesperson Crystal Rice said . “This new safety information is now being added to the boxed warning for these products.”
April 21, 2010
By Nick Britten
Malcolm Drake, 23, died from Crohn’s Disease and spent his final hours unable to move or eat. He had sought help six times in the days before he died, but GPs and two Accident and Emergency doctors had missed his condition.
He was even refused an MRI scan three days before he died that would have shown up the condition, the hearing was told.
Mr Drake’s former fiancée, Sophie Lindop, 25, told the inquest yesterday that she found him dead on their sofa on Christmas Day 2007.
In a statement read to the inquest, at Hanley Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Miss Lindop said: “By December 18 he was getting worse each day and was deteriorating in front of us.
“I couldn’t believe they were still doing nothing for Malcolm. It was very frustrating but I felt powerless when everyone said it was just a strain.”
Referring to to Mr Drake’s second visit to A&E on December 22, Miss Lindop added: “I looked at him and he looked seriously ill.
“He looked like an old man and I couldn’t believe the doctor was sending him home when he was so obviously ill.
“As we left I looked back into the cubicle, had a moment of hesitation and thought about taking him back into the cubicle.
“It just didn’t seem right that they were discharging him, but the staff just seemed to want us out of there.”
She added: “The doctor said he didn’t need an MRI scan – that he should go home and exercise.”
Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease of the intestines and causes inflammation of the digestive tract, particularly the lower part of the small intestine.
Miss Lindop told the hearing how Mr Drake had urged her to visit her family on Christmas Day as it was their five month-old son Zak’s first Christmas.
She left a phone next to Mr Drake on the sofa and called him every 20 minutes to check on him, but dashed back to their home when he stopped answering the phone, only to discover his body on the sofa with the television and Christmas tree lights still on.
Mr Drake had first complained of abdominal pain in mid-November before the first of six visits to medics and physiotherapists in the 15 days before he died, during which time his right leg had swollen considerably and he was in such pain he couldn’t eat.
He saw a GP on December 10th, went to A&E on the 13th, another GP on the 17th and finally A&E again on the 22nd. In between, he had two bouts of physiotherapy.
The hearing was told that Dr Richard Aw, a junior doctor who saw him at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire’s Accident and Emergency department on December 22nd, did not refer to his previous recent visits which were on his medical records, nor make a written record of them when Mr Drake explained who he had seen.
Dr Aw had been employed as a GP locum and had only one year’s experience.
He diagnosed Mr Drake as suffering from a groin strain “consistent with previous findings” and sent him home with a dose of painkillers.
Dr Aw also claimed that despite ambulance staff apparently noting a ‘palpable mass’ in Mr Drake’s right thigh on the way to A&E, he did not find any lump in the leg himself.
It emerged that Dr Aw had advised him against having an MRI. Giving evidence, he admitted that an MRI would have shown up the Crohn’s disease.
Simon Fox, representing Miss Lindop and Mr Drake’s family, told Dr Aw: “Had Mr Drake had the scan, it would’ve led to the diagnosis – Mr Drake had it exactly right didn’t he?”
Dr Aw replied: “Yes.”
The hearing continues.
March 8, 2010
Some of the hundreds of bacteria found in the digestive systems of humans may be linked to specific diseases like cancer, diabetes and obesity, an international team of scientists said in a paper on Thursday.
Researchers, led by Chinese scientist Wang Jun, said in the latest issue of Nature they found more than 1,000 different species of bacteria in the human gut.
They said they had sequenced, or analyzed, the genes of each bacteria, creating the first genetic catalog of the organisms found in the human digestive system. Their research was based on analysis of stool samples from 124 people from Denmark and Spain.
Wang and his fellow researchers found several genes that may be linked to obesity and Crohn’s disease, but he said more validation work was needed.
“Apart from helping you digest, these bacteria may also play a very important role in … diseases like Crohn’s disease, cancer, obesity,” Wang, executive director of the Beijing Genomics Institute, said in an interview with Reuters.
“If you just tackle these bacteria, it is easier than treating the human body itself. If you find that a certain bug is responsible for a certain disease and you kill it, then you kill the disease,” Wang said.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory illness of the intestines which some believe may be caused by a variety of bacteria. Other possible causes include genetics and environmental factors.
Wang said creating the genetic catalog of all the bacteria in the human gut was only a beginning.
“There are a lot of unknown bacteria and pathogens that can cause different kinds of diseases,” he said.
“So this is the first step and we have to study further to find concrete associations between these bacteria and human diseases, and then you can start learning how to get diagnosis, prognosis and then treatment,” Wang said.
Wang and colleagues in China are working on a similar 120-sample study in Chinese hospitals.
“There are four groups: obese diabetics, obese non-diabetics, lean diabetics and lean non-diabetics. And we found some interesting bugs related to each type of diabetes,” Wang said.
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