Why Cholesterol is Essential for Optimal Health, and the Six Most Important Risk Factors of Heart Disease

By Dr. Mercola

'There's some serious confusion about cholesterol, and whether high cholesterol levels are responsible for heart disease.

Chris Masterjohn, who recently received his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, has published five peer-reviewed papers on vitamins and supplementation, and he's currently researching fat-soluble supplements – A, D, and K – at the University of Illinois. (Please note that the opinions expressed here represent Dr. Masterjohn's own positions, and may not represent the position of the University of Illinois.)

He also maintains a blog, The Daily Lipid1, and his website, Cholesterol-And-Health.com2, which are dedicated to the issue of cholesterol. He's also active with the Weston A. Price Foundation.'

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FDA Set to Approve Drug that Kills 5 Times More than Placebo

'Bedaquiline kills more than 5 times as many subjects as the placebo does, so what do you think the FDA will do? If you think they’ll ban it, you’ll be mistaken. A committee recommends fast-tracking it.'

'Would you take a drug that trials have shown kills 5 times as many patients as a placebo simply because there are no other drugs to treat your condition? No? Apparently, the FDA thinks you have the wrong attitude, because they’re on the verge of fast-tracking a deadly tuberculosis drug with precisely that same danger.

In its favor, there is no other drug for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. Does that convince you to take it?

Also in its favor, the drug meets the endpoint defined by the studies. Now are you convinced to give it a try?

Those are the reasons cited by the FDA’s advisory committee for placing bedaquiline on fast track approval. Seriously!


Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk


'There have been several studies over the years that established a link between aspartame consumption and cancer risk. But, these studies were frequently criticized as being too small, only capturing a short period of time, and otherwise not living up to strict scientific standards. A new study, however, addresses these concerns and substantiates what the previous ones already said: that aspartame in diet soda can increase your risk of certain types of cancer, exponentially. It seems the aspartame-cancer link has been exposed…again.'


10 Worst New Year’s Resolutions (And How to Make Them Work)


'New Year’s resolutions have been around a long time. Some of us make them half-heartedly, some of us do it with great purpose. Few of us actually achieve our goals by the end of the year. Maybe it’s because making resolutions just after the holidays is particularly bad timing, what with our tendencies to overindulge, overspend, and generally let the chips fall where they may. Or maybe it’s because we are completely unrealistic or entirely too vague with our resolutions.

The good news is that even some of the worst resolutions can work if we eliminate broad statements and boil them down to specifics.


Physical Illnesses May Soon Be Labeled “Mental Disorders”

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'In this piece, I want to discuss Somatic Symptom Disorder or SSD—a new diagnosis that’s been added to the DSM-5. It has garnered little attention. One exception is a recent article written by Allen Frances, M.D., “Mislabeling Medical Illness as Mental Disorder.” After you read this piece, I hope you’ll click on the link to Dr. Frances’ article. He has the best chance (via the number of “page views” on his piece and any comments you leave) to get your feedback to the APA before the DSM-5 goes to press. In my opinion, Somatic Symptom Disorder is a dangerous addition to the DSM-5.'


The Coming Food Police

The Medical Paradigm Is Fatally Flawed

How We Die
This has become the picture of how we die. It utterly lacks humanity and respect, treating the dying patient as nothing more than a bunch of failing body parts.

'Modern medicine serves up every stage and aspect of life to Profit. After destroying the methods and knowledge of the old ways, what will be left to replace them?'

 'We live in a society based on a fatally flawed paradigm, a fact that is becoming apparent as we face a collapsing economic system in a collapsing environment. Even so, many who recognize the flaws of these systems still hold tightly to the concept of a medical system that exists for their benefit. It is, though, part of the same flawed paradigm.

Where Is Common Sense in Medicine?

Why is a child who gets bored in class labeled with a psychiatric disorder, and then drugged for it? And why are there so many new mental diagnoses? Oppositional defiant disorder? Conduct disorder? Any child who acts up can be labeled with a psychiatric disease—and much the same is true of adults.'


Thirteen Ways To Prevent Cancer

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'The purpose of this article is to outline 13 ways that you can decrease your risk of developing any type of cancer. The following 13 ways to prevent cancer are presented in no particular order:

1. If you are going to be sexually active, be in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who is not infected by human papilloma virus (HPV)

Genital HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the human papilloma virus. There are actually more than 100 strains of the human papilloma virus, some of which can lead to cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, or penis.


Superfoods, Superherbs and Super Immunity


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'Your immune system is vast and complex. It is designed to detoxify your body as well as protect your body from illness and foreign invaders. Harmful bacteria, viruses, calcium-forming micro-organisms, and candida are part of our world. 

Unfortunately, so are toxic chemicals, including everything from pesticides to car pollution to nuclear radiation to most municipal tap waters. In our world, these harmful micro-organisms and the endless list of toxic chemicals assault our immune system consistently. Coupled with these assaults are the daily stresses of life and their deleterious effects upon us.'


Modern Science Confirms Yoga's Many Health Benefits

Modern Science Confirms Yoga's Many Health Benefits

'Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

There is evidence in the archeological record that yoga has been practiced by humans for at least 5,000 years. Whereas this would constitute sufficient evidence for most folks to consider it a practice with real health benefits, as its millions of practitioners widely claim, skeptics say otherwise. They require any activity deemed to be of therapeutic value run the gauntlet of randomized, controlled clinical trials before it is fully accepted within the conventional medical system.' 


Is Your Food Being Hit with a ‘Healthy’ Dose of Radiation?

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'We already know the U.S. government doesn’t care enough about us to tell us whether we are eating genetically modified organisms—they’ve maintained their right to keep that fact from us, knowing that if we are armed with the knowledge, we might take down the huge GMO industry with the power of our purchasing dollar. In fact, just during the holiday break the FDA quietly pushed through GMO salmon toward the final acceptance process. But, what else do we not know?'


Video Gaming Addiction Can Control Your Thoughts

'A psychology researcher from Australia has collected some of the first scientific evidence that video gaming can be addictive in a way similar to gambling and alcohol.

“People who spend an excessive amount of time playing video games are powerless to stop themselves from thinking about gaming,” says Olivia Metcalf, who did the research for her PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra. “This is a pattern typical of addiction,” she says.'


Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Cancer and Pain

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'Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy has been used to treat almost every conceivable human illness or malady, including many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or psoriasis and you don’t have to wait for the FDA to approve this treatment for your kind of cancer. All you have to do is choose among the many options in terms of equipment.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMFT), also called pulsed magnetic therapy, pulse magnetotherapy, or PEMF, is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, congenital pseudarthrosis and depression. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair.'


Where is the Evidence?

Your Mind-Body Connection is ON at All Times 

 'Here's the thing: it's not just the big ups and downs that affect your health via your mind-body connection. This connection is on at all times. 

Every thought and emotion that courses through you influences your health. Your thoughts and emotions affect blood flow, the strength of your immune system, healing capacity, and every other aspect of your physiology. 

You can see evidence of this undeniable connection between your ongoing emotions and your health in everyday life. Ever woken up from a bad dream, covered with a thin coat of sweat? Nothing but your dream – thoughts and emotions – caused a series of chemical reactions that resulted in real physical change: production of sweat from your sweat glands.' 


Avocado: The Fat So Good It Makes Hamburger Less Bad

Avocado: The Fat So Good It Makes Hamburger Less Bad

'There are good fats, and then there are not so good fats ... but it is a bit more complex than that.

Some good fats can do bad things (go rancid), and sometimes, a fat will sacrifice its goodness to keep another fat from doing harm.

Take for example, a recent study that looked at what happened when avocado was added to a heart-stopping American favorite, the hamburger meal.'


Music – The Healing Language of the Soul

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'The human ability to hear music, at its basic function, is pretty marvelous. Waves of energy travel through the air and tickle our ear, creating a vibration that is transmitted through the ear and then via a nerve to the brain, which then compiles the information to create a beautiful melody in our head. Even more remarkable is the reality that music vibration also creates an emotional and physiological response in us.'


How I Lost 25 Pounds in 3 Months Without Exercise or Counting Carbs or Calories

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'I became interested in healthy living when my health started to decline.

I suffered from debilitating back pain and a vestibular/balance disorder. I was 5’6, 155 pounds and a size 14. It was time to commit to a change in my diet but it just seemed too hard with my poor health.

I decided I had nothing to lose, so I began a “Juice Feast” (not to be confused with a juice fast). I flooded my body with pure nutrition and in doing so, I was able to fully detox from junk food, white flour, white sugar and medications.

After my month-long juice feast, I was down only 8 pounds, but I felt great and excited to start my whole foods lifestyle.'


Let's Ban Everything Pointy To Reduce Deaths

'The nanny mentality of those who create scientific studies and government policy have increased their insanity. Researchers are now calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.

Yes, I'm serious and we're not talking about a klingon or batleth weapon here. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and since kitchen knives are used in half of all stabbings, it's time to ban them. Why? Because nanny knows best.'


Murder in the medical Matrix: the FDA

ED NOTE: Excellent read, but the fatality numbers are even higher!

'I have to begin this article with a bow in the direction of a remarkable site, SSRI Stories. There you will find a huge assembly of media articles documenting the death and destruction wrought by psychiatric drugs. In particular, read the index:


It previews the whole picture. It connects the dots.

Keep in mind that all the indicted psychiatric drugs have been approved by the FDA as safe and effective.' 


FDA Approves Neurotoxic Flu Drug For Infants Less Than One

 FDA Approves Neurotoxic Flu Drug For Infants Less Than One


'Whereas the flu is self-limiting, the FDA's capacity for bad decisions is not...

The recent decision by the FDA to approve the use of the antiviral drug Tamiflu for treating influenza in infants as young as two weeks old, belies an underlying trajectory within our regulatory agencies towards sheer insanity.'


Alcohol Kills Brain Cells, But Marijuana Doesn’t

'A new study clearly shows marijuana does not harm like alcohol: Study description, brief history of marijuana suppression, some uses, explanation of why the corporatocracy must suppress it—plus a bonus of Reefer Madness.'

 'The treatment of people as criminals for possession of marijuana has destroyed the lives of thousands, likely millions, of people—not because of any harm it produces, but because of its illegality. A new study of teens clearly documents that marijuana causes no harm to their brains, though alcohol clearly does.

Marijuana – cannabis – has not always been illegal, nor has the government made possession or sale a criminal act. The image above documents that fact. The FDA had no problem with it in 1906. Obviously, the pharmaceutical industry was happy with marijuana. But something happened along the way to bring us to the absurd laws we have today.'


Superfoods, Superherbs and Super Immunity

'Your immune system is vast and complex. It is designed to detoxify your body as well as protect your body from illness and foreign invaders. Harmful bacteria, viruses, calcium-forming micro-organisms, and candida are part of our world. Unfortunately, so are toxic chemicals, including everything from pesticides to car pollution to nuclear radiation to most municipal tap waters. In our world, these harmful micro-organisms and the endless list of toxic chemicals assault our immune system consistently. Coupled with these assaults are the daily stresses of life and their deleterious effects upon us.'


All Food Ingredients Linked To Cancer, But Researchers Say Don't Worry Evidence is Weak

'There is evidence linking almost every food or ingredient to cancer, but according to researchers, there's no need to worry because the evidence for pretty much all of it is very weak they say. 

Not a week goes by without a new research finding that links part of our diet to an increased risk of some form of cancer, and researchers want us to ignore all these findings because they claim they're based on weak statistical evidence.

So apparently we should casually mull over all the information we now have on genetically modified foods, artificial flavours, colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, and sweeteners.'


Codex Nutrition Committee Chooses Malnutrition

'In a stunning display of nutritional ignorance, three women ram through a Codex standard that leaves many with sub-optimal nutrition.

The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) just finished meeting all last week (December 3-7) in Bad Soden, a small German city near Frankfurt am Main. Nearly 300 delegates were in attendance, comprised of government functionaries and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) representatives.


The Importance of Spiritual Preparedness

'If you “sense” that big changes are coming, you’re right. And consider this: You can physically prepare until you think you are nearly invincible, but you can lose it all in an instant. Social, political, or natural forces could disrupt or wipe out your preparations. Even the most powerful governments can’t withstand the forces of nature or acts of God. We aren’t saying to ignore physical preparedness by any means. But everything can be taken from you, or destroyed, EXCEPT your consciousness, what you have made of yourself within, and what might be called your soul. So THAT should be our first priority when it comes to preparedness.'


Resonance - Beings of Frequency (documentary film)

'This spectacular documentary uncovers for the very first time, the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. And, how every single one of us is reacting to the biggest change in environment this planet has ever seen.

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.'

Microsoft Buys Eugenics Technology From Merck


'When you buy Microsoft products, you are now promoting the pharmaceutical industry and its global vaccine agenda. That’s the new reality in which we live, where the world’s largest software company is “in bed” with the world’s largest vaccine pusher.

How so? In 2009, Microsoft purchased a key piece of technology from the drug company Merck, the world’s largest maker of vaccines (which Bill Gates says can help “reduce the global population” by 10 to 15 percent). That technology, as you’ll see below, can conceivably be used to develop eugenics vaccines that target specific races and nationalities with infertility-inducing pharmaceuticals — something that is entirely consistent with Bill Gates’ openly-admitted goal of reducing world population through the use of vaccines.' 


7 Methods for Detoxing and Cleansing Your Body of Toxins

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'With the myriad of toxins we’re exposed to in modern society, we’re faced with an increasing burden of unnatural substances that invade our bodies, from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides to air and water pollution, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metals in our food, and the list goes on. Our current unhealthy living conditions call for a few radical corrective measures, if our goal is to maintain any level of healthy lifestyle. One of those corrective measures is to partake in a holistic detox.'


Reishi: The Brilliant Mushroom

Reishi: The Brilliant Mushroom

'In Japan, it is found almost exclusively on wild plum trees but in Southeast Asia, it is commonly found on palm trees.

Because the husks on the pores are so hard, reishi does not germinate as quickly as other mushrooms and therefore, difficult to find in the wild.

Reishi is also too tough and bitter to eat so it is generally cut up for teas or its medicinal substances extracted for supplements.

Reishi is found in six colours: red, white, black blue, yellow, and purple but it is the RED that is most prized and medicinally effective and studied.

Reishi is considered to be one of the greatest of the traditional Chinese medicines, ranking up there with ginseng.'


Homemade Sauerkraut – Delicious and good for you too!

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'Cabbage + Salt + Time = Delicious Sauerkraut

But the magic of pro-biotic goodness (think gut-health as touted by the good purveyors of yogurt) is also involved? Double score!

A little poking around on the Internet turns up a bunch of cool stuff. Apparently raw sauerkraut is considered* as a(n):

1) Immune Booster
2) Cancer fighter
3) Digestive Aid
4) Flu Fighter

Now this pertains to raw sauerkraut not cooked, as cooking kills the enzymes and “good” bacteria. Reading a little further reveals a little goes a long way – as in a couple tablespoons is a serving(?) and even then… “… if you are unaccustomed to eating raw sauerkraut, it may be best to eat small for starters, as the acidity/low pH and otherwise healthy, lactic acid bacteria can be unfamiliarly active and stimulating to the digestive [system].**” Emphasis is mine.'


100,000 Americans Die Each Year from Prescription Drugs, While Pharma Companies Get Rich


 'Prescription drugs taken as directed kill 100,000 Americans a year. That's one person every five minutes. How did we get here?

How many people do you know who regularly use a prescription medication? If your social group is like most Americans', the answer is most. Sixty-five percent of the country takes a prescription drug these days. In 2005 alone, we spent $250 billion on them. 

I recently caught up with Melody Petersen, author of Our Daily Meds, an in-depth look at the pharmaceutical companies that have taken the reins of our faltering health care system by cleverly hawking every kind of drug imaginable. We discussed how this powerful industry has our health in its hands.' 


New study: Infants receiving the most vaccines are the most likely to be hospitalized and die

'A new study, published in Human and Experimental Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal indexed by the National Library of Medicine, analyzed more than 38,000 reports of infant hospitalizations and deaths following vaccinations.[1] Researchers found statistically significant correlations between the number of vaccine doses administered to infants and infant hospitalization and mortality rates: babies who receive the most vaccines tend to have higher (worse) hospitalization and death rates.'


Hemp: A Successful Cancer Treatment!

Heal and Detox with Oil Pulling: The What, Why and How

'Dr. Karach says that Oil pulling totally heals “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

(NaturalNews) In a society riddled with complicated, expensive and even dangerous detoxification methods, oil pulling offers a technique that is refreshingly simple. Oil pulling is a practice taken from Ayurvedic medicine that involves swishing, or pulling, unrefined oil in your mouth for several minutes. The modern adaptation of oil pulling has only recently become popular in Western society, but already many are reporting amazing results from this unorthodox therapy.'


Colloidal Silver (CS) - More Information

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A Brief Overview
'Prior to the use of penicillin and sulfa drugs during World War II, Medicine's most commonly utilized infection fighter was Colloidal Silver (a solution of extremely fine particles of pure silver suspended in water). A powerful germicidal, silver is an exceptional metal in that it is non-toxic to the human body, but lethal to over 650 types of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and molds. Conventional pharmaceutical antibiotics are typically effective against only 6 or 7 types of bacteria and are useless against viruses. 

Silver filters are found in the water fountains of every airliner and space craft to guarantee germ-free water. Silver is used by the Soviets to sterilize recycled water aboard the Mir Space Station. Silver is being used to replace chlorine in swimming pools, because it does not sting the eyes and offers greater germicidal action. Laboratory tests have shown that Colloidal Silver will kill most bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses within 2-6 minutes of contact. Many chronic infections, from pyorrhea to vaginal yeast infections, conditions which are often resistant to drug therapy, will quickly clear up with Colloidal Silver. 


Guacamole With A Twist For Healthy Vision

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'Love guacamole and feeling a little adventurous? This recipe provides edgy and colourful twists that are likely to please all those who appreciate mashed avocados.
Rich in lutein, vitamin E, carotenoids, and healthy fiber, this mango pomegranate guacamole is good for all of your body parts, but particularly your eyes. Many thanks to Kristen for sharing this lovely recipe with us.' - Ben Kim


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Therapies, Detox Your Life The High Dose Oral Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer (and Nearly Every Other Ailment)

 Vitamin C Powders
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'This is a powerful anti-cancer protocol and even if you don’t have cancer, you can use this method to determine how much toxic stress is going on inside your body and how high doses of Vitamin C could dramatically improve your health.

Ok so we all now that Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is good for you right?
The body doesn’t produce it, so it has to come from food.

You’ve probably also heard that a severe Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy.

Early symptoms of scurvy are malaise and lethargy. That’s basically a “general feeling of being unwell” along with tiredness or exhaustion. (Does this sound like you?)'


Official Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Study Finally Being Done

Official Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Study Finally Being Done

Parents say vaccines cause autism and autoimmune diseases and many other acute or chronic disease. The question is: is there any truth to this? How many kids have avoidable chronic illness as a result of vaccines?

One way to find out would be to compare vaccinated children with unvaccinated children. The pro-vaccine say of such a study, "it can't be done," for various spurious reasons. But is the bottom line that such a study could possibly bring the whole childhood vaccine schedule into question? If unvaccinated children were shown to be healthier, might vaccination rates fall?

Should a comparative study show that that the rate of autism in unvaccinated is significantly less than the rate among vaccinated children, might the Government have to pay a couple of billion to provide these injured people the compensation they deserve?'


Eating Local and Organic on Food Stamps

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'My friend Irene, a hardworking single mother who also cuts my hair, is an absolute inspiration to me and I’m sure many others fortunate enough to cross her path.

Moms like Irene silence all the naysayers like Dr. Oz who claim that it isn’t possible to eat healthy on a very tight budget or that those who eat organic are elitist.

You see, Irene is on food stamps.

Irene’s situation is not at all rare anymore. The number of Americans on food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as it is now called, has increased by 260% since 2000. In a more sobering statistic, the actual number of people relying on food stamps to eat has increased from 17.1 million in 2000 to over 44 million in 2011.'


25 Foods: In The New Year, Eat More To Weigh Less

The tendency to eat one or two large meals per day of all the wrong foods is what eventually leads us to tip the scales. You need to consume more meals, and of the right foods to weigh less. If you make one weight loss resolution in 2013 (in addition to exercise), make it to include and frequently consume the following 25 foods above all else.


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Autoimmune Disorders Caused by Vaccines: A Smoking Gun

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'Autoimmune disorders—chronic diseases—have become a way of life for children and young adults, yet the cause is not being addressed. Here is clear and strong evidence that the cause is the massive number of vaccinations.'

'A PLoS study has documented that, given enough vaccine injections, everyone will develop an autoimmune disorder. The study was performed on mice developed for their ability to withstand such chronic disease. 

It found that the immune systems of all these autoimmune disease-resistant mice become deranged by the time they’re given an eighth injection of antigens alone. That is, injection of adjuvants was not required to cause autoimmunity. Antigen injection alone was enough to cause autoimmune diseases.


Mercury in Dental Fillings Documentary: You Put What in my Mouth?

Would you believe mercury is used in vaccines?

Chinese Pharma Companies Accused of Selling Pills Made from ‘Dead Babies’

'No, that is not a typo. A South Korean SBS TV documentary accused Chinese pharmaceutical companies in 2011 of selling “stamina pills” that contain ground up dead babies. The report claims that certain hospitals and abortion clinics sell baby corpses to the companies, who then use their bodies to grind up for their stamina pill ingredients. The team ran a DNA test, and found that the pills were 99.7 percent human. They were even able to tell the gender of the baby.'


How I Gave Up Christmas and Found Serenity


'I can't remember exactly when it was that I gave up Christmas, but I've never regretted it. While my friends and family run around in a frenzy of mall purchases and the attendant anxiety of how to pay for it all, I bask in the serenity of having let it all go -- well, most of it.'


When dreaming breaks through the chains of mind control


'This article is based on many interviews I did with the late hypnotherapist Jack True. Jack was my friend and colleague. He helped me publish my first book, AIDS INC. We later worked together to research dimensions of mind control.

Jack invented a number of brilliant techniques he used with his patients. He stopped doing traditional hypnotherapy when, as he put it, he realized patients “were already in a hypnotic state when they first walked through the door.”

So Jack was in the business of de-hypnosis. How incredibly different this was from diagnosing people with fiction mental disorders and then dispensing toxic drugs to them.'


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Prescription-Drug-Induced Violence is Medicine's Best Kept Secret?

'RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has added a Violence Zone to demonstrate and collect data on the links between prescription drugs and violent thoughts and behavior — from mild to suicidal or homicidal.

“Violence and other potentially criminal behavior caused by prescription drugs are medicine’s best kept secret,” says Dr. David Healy, a world-renowned psychiatrist who has written extensively about the lack of data in evidence-based medicine, including in his latest book, Pharmageddon.'


Do You Know the 5 Powerful Psychological Triggers Your Doctor Uses to Vaccinate Your Child?


'If you’ve ever been in a doctor’s office with a child, you know what I mean.
Doctors are well known for applying psychological pressure to parents questioning vaccines. Maybe you’ve experienced this pressure?

Here are five psychological triggers doctors use against you, the parent, and some of the suggestions you can use to overcome them.



FDA Uses Holidays to Hide GM Salmon Rubberstamp

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'The FDA is using the holidays to hide its final steps in approving GM frankenfish salmon. Once approved, there will be no stopping frankenfish or any other monstrosity Agribusiness wants to cram down our throats.'

'The FDA realized awhile back that the public doesn’t want genetically engineered salmon. Therefore, they slowed down their approval process—but they certainly didn’t end it. As Gaia Health noted at the time, their decision to ban labeling of genetically modified (GM) salmon had already been made over two years ago. That signaled their intention to do precisely what it’s clear they’re hoping you won’t notice: pushing the approval of GM salmon over the holidays, or advancing the process so far that it can’t be stopped.'


Healthcare Fascism: Mother loses UK legal fight to stop son's cancer radiotherapy

'A mother in Britain, who was so desperate to stop her cancer-stricken son having to undergo conventional medical treatment that she went into hiding with him, lost a court battle on Friday to prevent him receiving radiotherapy.

The case of Sally Roberts, 37, a New Zealander living in Brighton, southern England, and the plight of her seven-year-old son has made headlines in Britain.

Roberts wants to try alternative treatments first, including immunotherapy and photodynamic therapy for her son Neon. She has been told the boy needs treatment fast but fears the side-effects of conventional medicine.'

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8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves

'Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society?

Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of thousands among industrialized populations. Our water, air, food, and now bodies, are saturated through with xenobiotic chemicals (compounds foreign to our biochemistry) most of which did not even exist on the planet before the industrial revolution of the late 19th century.'


How Do Laxatives Work?

X-Ray Showing Constipation

'Laxative are usually the first thing people think about when contemplating a remedy for constipation relief. Laxatives, however, only address the symptoms and not the underlying factors that bring about constipation.

Most people associate the term “laxative” with “a pill that makes you go” without giving much thought to exactly how it makes your body do something it seems to be so stubbornly fighting against. There are different types of laxatives and they all work differently. Laxatives usually fall into three categories: osmotic laxatives, stimulant laxatives, and bulk-forming laxatives.' 


18 Things You Can Do Right Now To Become a Loving, Positive Person


'We live in denial of our inherent negativity for the most part, and often wonder why the world around is so mean and reckless. Unlike dogs we may not be born eternal optimists, but positivity is something that can be imbibed even if a tad forcibly; such as by trying to tweak our sense of humour, the way we react to a given situation, by being more pleasant and believing others too have a mind, and by smiling each time somebody says 'thank you'. While positivity is a state of mind, the answer lies in our perspective. Here are 18 things you can do right now to becoming a more loving and positive person.'


Research Finds Aloe Vera May Prevent and Treat Skin Cancer


'Research from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine has confirmed what other recent studies have been finding – that Aloe vera and its constituents inhibit the process of skin cell proliferation that accompanies skin cancer.'


160,000 Flu Shots Recalled: Particles Seen Floating in Vials

'The vaccine manufacturing company Novartis has recently made the news this time with the recall of 160,000 dosages of the Agrippal influenza flu vaccination in both the United Kingdom and Italy. The recall was due to ‘particles seen floating in the vials.’

The particles were later determined to be protein aggregates. When researching protein aggregates we soon find that they are not only dangers as misfolded proteins, but they are also toxic and linked to amyloidal diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diseases related to prions.'


New clinical study confirms that beans are the preferred starch source for diabetics

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'I have taught for years that beans are nutritionally superior to whole grains, and should be the preferred starch source for diabetics – I often call my dietary recommendations for diabetics “the greens and beans diet” (learn more in my new book The End of Diabetes) A new study published by the research group of Dr. David Jenkins (who originally developed the concept of the glycemic index) has confirmed the advantages of beans over whole grains, especially for diabetics.'


The Surprising Health Benefits of Rising Early

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'Early birds are happier, slimmer and healthier than night owls, according to several recent studies. Morning people also tend to perform better on the job, are more productive, and on average, make more money, researchers also report. And students who rise early shine at school, earning a GPA that’s a full point higher than those who label themselves as night owls (3.5 versus 2.5), a Texas University study found, even after other measures of academic ability were taken into account.'


Apple Pie French Toast Bake for Holiday Travel Made Easy

Apple Pie French Toast Bake #Recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

'A recipe for an apple pie spiced French toast casserole, baked in the oven. This is an easy do-ahead breakfast that makes it a wonderful choice for Christmas morning or any busy day during the holiday season...'

'All the goodness of apple pie is baked into this French toast casserole. It can be put together the night before and baked off while the family opens presents, cleans up paper, and gets ready to head out the door. It makes a wonderful breakfast for dinner, brunch offering, or relaxing Saturday morning breakfast.'