March 23, 2012
By Dr. Daniel Zagst
What happened to the winter? Spring has started early and with an early bloom comes a long year for seasonal allergy sufferers. If you are one of the millions suffering from springtime allergies already in March, wouldn’t you like to enjoy the summer allergy-free? A simple solution exists that can help you rid the meds and enjoy the outdoors.
There’s no doubt that our country is over-medicated, not to mention broke from paying for expensive medications. On top of this, terrible side effects with allergy medications make them a gamble to take. The side effects of a popular prescription allergy drug includes: fatigue, coughing, sneezing, headache, nausea, sleeplessness, sore throat, dizziness and even severe allergic reactions! Wait, isn’t the medication supposed to prevent allergies and all of these symptoms? What if you could take something safe and natural with no side effects that you don’t need a prescription for and costs well under $20?
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October 17, 2011
By Dr. Josh Axe
Winter is soon approaching upon on us and with the colder weather comes the vaccine industry pushing their flu shots, again. By mid October we’re going to be bombarded with all the media hype telling us to get a flu shot! Ever wonder why, if the flu shot worked so well, people are re-vaccinated year after year? The CDC claims their vaccines work super well and that if vaccinated a person is immune from contracting the flu, and yet, in the same breath they let us know we need to be re-vaccinated. Huh?
CDC and Ambiguous Advertising
Re-vaccinated? What’s that all about? Apparently the vaccine wears off. Oddly they revaccinate with the very same strain they used in the previous year. What’s even more strange about this whole CDC picture of being revaccinated is human antibodies are supposed to last a lifetime. This means, say, if you get the chicken pox as a kid you will not develop the chicken pox again because your body creates antibodies which make you virtually immune to contracting chicken pox ever again!
The vaccine industry advertizes that their flu shot vaccine works exactly the same way, meaning the flu shot creates antibodies against that particular viral strain so you won’t get that type of flu ever again! Wow that is quite a claim. I say claim, because that’s all it is since they are pushing revaccination with the same inoculate strain they used last year. So then what is all of this revaccination hype?
When you contemplate this carefully you’ll realize that none of it really makes too much sense, except for the fact that flu shots aren’t free; they cost $25 per shot, according to Eric R. Esterbrook, pharmacist and owner of Esterbrook Pharmacy. I think it would be safe to say that what they advertize about the vaccines is ambiguous at best.
Have you ever wondered why they push the flu vaccine on perfectly healthy people? This year they are advising that everybody over the age of six months be vaccinated. Last year and the year before it was only children, elderly and those who are immune compromised. Wow, they must have made a big batch of the flu stuff this year!
Do they really care if we get the flu or not? Aren’t the flu vaccines just another form of revenue for the ones who push it, such as the researchers, manufacturers, pharmaceutical Industry, FDA and others? I mean, why push the flu shot onto perfectly healthy folks? Go figure.
Should I Get a Flu Shot, I’m Healthy?
The truth is most people who get the flu do not have any complications whatsoever, except for being uncomfortable through the duration of the flu. But a small percentage of people have complications. Deaths from the flu are hyped up and spread throughout the media to cause undue fear in people so they’ll rush down and get vaccinated. The Vaccination Industry is big business and the more people who run down and get their flu shot, the more revenue.
Last year two young men (two different cases) died from simple tooth infections too. Sadly, they couldn’t afford to have root canals done on their teeth and the infection killed them. This could have been prevented! These kinds of tragedies happen all the time, but they aren’t doing anything about those people who can’t afford to have medical and dental! This is because when it comes out of their own pocket they do not want to have anything to do with it. You never hear about these kinds of tragic and preventable stories because it makes them look bad. The point is terrible complications can arise from someone having a cavity!
It’s true, a very few amount of people will have complications when they contract the measles and they die; some people have complications when they catch the common cold because it turns into an infection in the lungs and they die. Wouldn’t it be safe to say then that most people do NOT need to have a flu shot? It would be far better for your health to go ahead and contract the flu and ride it out so your body can then truly build up antibodies against that type of flu!
Study after Study Shows the Flu Shot is a Scam
A study published in the October 2008 issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that vaccinating young children against the flu had no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons. The researchers concluded that “significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting” examined.
A 2008 study published in the Lancet found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This also supports an earlier study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia in the elderly, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now.
In 2007, researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institutes of Health published this conclusion in the Lancet Infectious Diseases:
A large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006, found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in children under 2. The studies involved 260,000 children, age 6 to 23 months.
Skip the Shot and Naturally Protect Yourself!
Our bodies are not intended to be given noxious toxins such as what the flu shots are made of. According to an article on doctor Mercola’s website, vaccines have aluminum, sucrose, animal tissues, MSG, and antifreeze in them. Ugh!
The best way to help YOU from getting sick this winter is to take care of YOU. Treat yourself better than you ever have before. That starts with a healthy eating regime. Get healthy now and stay healthy!
Eat a wide variety of raw fruits and vegetables (get your seven colors in daily)
Cleanse your digestive tract (colon cleanse) before the flu season hits
Include more probiotics in your diet now such as yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut
Don’t stay up late, de-stress your life and get plenty of sleep
Amp up your water intake by two extra glasses a day
Eat an organic apple with the skin on every night before bed (helps with constipation)
Start juicing today, organic fruits and veggies each morning on an empty stomach
Get some sunshine on your skin
Exercise regularly even if its brisk walking a few miles every day (get outside and enjoy the fall weather)
Don’t let the media hype scare you into getting the flu shot
Be good to yourself! If you happen to get the flu even though you are doing all of these things, your symptoms will be very mild and you will get over it more quickly. You can bet on it! Take care of yourself and let nature take its due course.
Well, they’re at it again!! The FDA has officially declared that the sun is unsafe and is actually urging you to lather your poor body with toxin sunscreens!!
As you are well aware, sunlight is one of the vital elements to live a healthy lifestyle! It has even been proven that a lack of sunlight may cause severe illness and disease!
Personally, I love going out in the sun and I would NEVER wear sunscreen! If I’m going to be in the sun for long periods of time, I will wear a big floppy hat or use an umbrella to shield my skin if the sun is too strong. Then in the winter months or when I just can’t get out into the sun, I’ll take a vitamin D3 supplement.
Don’t let the government turn you into a slave. Take control of your health today and remember to listen to my radio show weekdays noon to 1 CST!
Yours in health…
April 28th, 2011
By: Deborah Huso
If you’re among the many Americans who have been enduring weeks of bitter cold and snowstorms, here’s a thought that may help you get through the winter a little easier: increasing exposure to cold temperatures could increase weight loss.
A recently published article in Obesity Reviews presents evidence gathered from Dr. Fiona Johnson of the University College London and her colleagues supporting the theory that higher indoor temperatures and reduced exposure to cold may be a contributor to rising obesity rates.
Researchers believe that cooler external temperatures force our bodies to burn more energy to keep warm.
“By lowering the room temperature you can increase the speed of weight loss,” Dr. Eric Braverman, author of “The Younger (Sexier) You,” told AOL Health. “For those looking to lose weight, it can be an additional strategy for added impact.” He adds that it should not be the only strategy, however.
According to Braverman, decreased temperatures have been shown to burn brown fat in the body. Brown fat, or stored calories, responds to mild cold and burns energy to create heat. “The cold actually helps activate the brown fat burning process,” explains Braverman.
Studies have shown that obese individuals have less brown fat than skinny people. But brown fat loses its effectiveness in burning energy if it’s not used and exposed to cooler temperatures.
Johnson and her team documented that household heating rates have increased in the United Kingdom as well as the United States over the last decade. In addition, people are not only turning up their thermostats a degree or two, but they’re leaving them turned up all the time, not even turning them down at bedtime.
People are also spending less time outdoors. This, combined with the higher indoor temperatures, means most people are probably not exposed to the most effective level of cold for fat burning. So people are using less energy to maintain their body temperatures, and without that exposure to cold, humans seem to lose some of their ability to warm up on their own.
That doesn’t mean if you turn down your thermostat you’ll lose five pounds. Cutting the heat might tempt you to put on extra layers and eat more, but evidence suggests that even adding a sweater and snacking on a sandwich will not completely cancel out the potentail fat-burning effects of cold exposure.
Johnson told Discovery News evidence is still lacking. Researchers do not know how cold a person would have to be for what period of time in order for these effects to take place.
Barverman thinks Johnson’s team may be onto something, however. “The Southern belt is much more obese than the Northern belt in America,” he says, adding he believes the exposure to cold may play a role.
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January 14th, 2011
By: Jonathan Benson
Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have found that vitamin D plays an important role in mitigating chronic hives. Jill Poole, M.D., and her colleagues observed that patients with chronic hives typically have very low vitamin D levels, and that supplementing with the vitamin may help to alleviate their condition and improve their overall health.
“Chronic hives can be quite frustrating for patients as treatment options are limited. They can make you feel miserable,” explained Dr. Poole, an allergist, concerning the condition. “Vitamin D may be one part of the answer to this troublesome disease. Given the health benefits, there’s no harm in taking vitamin D if you don’t overdo it. It’s easy, inexpensive and can be taken daily at 1,000 to 2,000 international units (IUs).”
Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the study revealed that nearly half of the chronic hives patients evaluated were deficient in vitamin D, which is a step lower than insufficient vitamin D levels. Consequently, Poole believes that chronic hives patients who either expose themselves to more sunlight to generate vitamin D, or take vitamin D supplements to up their levels, will experience improved health.
Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a host of diseases including diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension and cancer. The body produces vitamin D naturally from regular sunlight exposure but, especially during the winter, many people spend too little time in the sun to derive any significant benefit. And when they do venture out, they typically lather themselves in chemical-laden, UV-blocking sunscreens that prevent the vitamin D-producing sun rays from penetrating the skin.
It’s that time of the year again; brutal winter storms are hitting the nation like a ton of bricks, everyone around us is coughing and sneezing, and we’re all worn out from the madness of the holiday season. So, how does one stay healthy whilst being smacked with all of these factors at once?
Vitamin C should be a vital part of your daily supplementation. I get my vitamin C from 321supplements.com. They are a supplement company that I trust and use regularly.
Even further, there’s a possibility that you may have scurvy if you have a severe case of vitamin C deficiency. Some symptoms of scurvy are: exhaustion, lethargy, pale complexion, anemia, depression, sunken eyes, and weakness. If you feel like those symptoms describe how you feel, you must take action now!
July 27, 2010
By: David Gutierrez
A new study has once again shown that people living farther from the equator are significantly more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
“Results show clear differences in vitamin D status between the north and south and marked ethnic differences,” said researchers from Aberdeen University in Scotland.
The body produces vitamin D upon exposure to the UV-B radiation found in sunlight, with a light-skinned person able to synthesize all they need in as little as 15 minutes during the summer at a moderate latitude. Because the sun gets weaker the farther a person moves from the equator, however, it takes more and more sun exposure to get the same amount of the vitamin. This problem is only exacerbated in the winter.
The researchers compared both sun exposure and vitamin D levels in women under the age of 66 living in either Aberdeen, in the north of Scotland, or in Surrey, in England’s south. All the women wore UV-B sensitive bandages on their bodies, and their vitamin D blood levels were measured once every three months over a 15-month period.
The researchers found significantly lower sun exposure in Aberdeen than in Surrey at all times of the year. Mirroring these results, they found no vitamin D deficiency among any white Surrey residents. In contrast, between 25 and 27 percent of Aberdeen women were vitamin D deficient during the winter or spring, while 4.2 percent were deficient even in the summer.
Even in Surrey, as many as 60 percent of Asian women were still vitamin D deficient, and also showed lower sun exposure than their white counterparts. The researchers suggested that more traditional clothing (which covers more of the skin) and darker skin might account for part of this difference.
People with darker skin produce vitamin D more slowly than people with lighter skin.
“The recommendation of 10 minutes of sunlight exposure a day may need to be changed for those with darker skin or in higher latitudes,” researcher Helen Macdonald said.
I started the Candida cleanse in the New Year!!!
I am a 32 year old, mother of three children; my youngest being 10 months old. I have hypothyroidism, which I have had mostly under control with Natural Desiccated Thyroid. I didn’t get back to the gym until my baby was 6 months old, but it still took about 3 months of regular exercise before I saw a pants size drop and I was still not seeing much weight drop.
I had attempted this cleanse after my second child with a sharp weight drop, even though I only followed it for a couple of weeks. However, I was motivated to see if it could not only help with the weight, but help with the thyroid issue. I would love to get off medication!
Except for a couple of days where I caved in to some baking (kids kitchen activities) and for which I felt terrible afterwards, I have been following the food regimen, have managed to get to a sauna or hot bath almost everyday, and still regular exercise at the gym 3-5 times a week. I should be drinking more water, but being a busy mum of 3 kids, I can’t count how many cups of herbal tea have been left to go cold because of little sidetracks!
Still, the results after 25 days:
I have dropped 10lbs (155 – 145lbs)
I am no longer constipated (which I had always attributed to a thyroid symptom)
I have so much more energy
I am so much more alert and can concentrate better.
I am stronger with my exercise.
and yesterday I got into some of my size 10 jeans (at xmas I was just shopping for size 12 jeans)
Getting to the sauna (and gym) is also one of the best mum-time-outs ever!!! De-stress and detoxify!
I am yet to take a blood test to find out about the effect on my thyroid.
Also, I started taking Vitamin D in November and haven’t had a cold or flu ALL WINTER.
It has been such a learning curve to realize how much diet really does affect me. I used to think that I could eat anything and just exercise enough.
With these results, I am so motivated to keep on going and see it through, and I fully expect that by that time, my eating lifestyle will be rather profoundly changed!
Thank you, Kevin Trudeau, for sharing these wonderful resources! It is mind-blowing the amazing effects of what we choose in life. You really are what you eat!
December 8, 2009
WebMD Health News
By Daniel J DeNoon
H1N1 swine flu won’t be as severe as was feared, but the pandemic is nothing to sneeze at, new predictions suggest.
When the fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu is over, it will have been no more severe than an average flu season, predict Harvard researcher Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, and colleagues from the U.K. Medical Research Council and the CDC.
“The good news is that … the severity of the H1N1 flu may be less than initially feared,” Lipsitch says in a news release.
There are some big asterisks next to that prediction:
* Most of the deaths and hospitalizations in a typical flu season are elderly people. Most of those killed or hospitalized in the H1N1 swine flu pandemic are children and young adults.
* Deaths attributed to seasonal flu include heart attacks, strokes, and other fatal conditions triggered by the flu. Nearly all deaths attributed to H1N1 flu are due to flu or to bacterial complications of flu.
* The new predictions would be four or five times higher in populations without access to mechanical ventilation or intensive care.
* All bets are off if the H1N1 swine flu shifts to older populations.
Even so, the new numbers are cause for relief if not for celebration. Before the 2009 H1N1 swine flu came along, planners were preparing for a pandemic with a case/fatality ratio of 0.1% — that is, for one death in every 1,000 symptomatic infections.
The Lipsitch team now calculates that the H1N1 swine flu has a case/fatality ratio no higher than 0.048% — and maybe seven to nine times lower, depending on the methods used for calculation.
“This is a serious disease,” Lipsitch says in the news release. He noted that between one in 70 and one in 600 people who fall ill with H1N1 swine flu will be hospitalized.
The CDC has been careful not to characterize the severity of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The new predictions are very much in line with CDC’s working estimates, says Beth Bell, MD, MPH, associate director for science at the CDC’s immunization and respiratory disease center.
“This study sends the message that this is primarily a young person’s disease and highlights the importance of taking advantage of this window of opportunity to get the vaccine and take preventive measures,” Bell tells WebMD. “While most people who get this illness do OK, it can be very severe — and the severity is concentrated in younger people.”
H1N1 Swine Flu: Same Lung Damage as 1918 Flu
Highlighting the H1N1 flu’s ability to turn deadly is a new study from James R. Gill, MD, from the New York City Medical Examiner’s office, and Jeffrey Taubenberger, MD, PhD, of the National Institutes of Health.
Detailed autopsies of 34 people who died of H1N1 swine flu show that the virus typically kills by damaging the upper airways, although damage in the lower airways and deep lung was not uncommon.
Strikingly, the damage was very familiar.
“This pattern of pathology in the airway tissues is similar to that reported in autopsy findings of victims of both the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics,” Taubenberger says in a news release.