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You may have seen recent reports of a 300% increase in Crohn’s disease, such as this article in the Independent:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/crohns-disease-hospital-admissions-surge-300-because-of-junk-food-and-antibiotics-9548524.htmlPossible explanations for the rising trend include the use of antibiotics and the availability of junk food; but corresponding evidence for these contentions are thin and do not correlate well to the time-scale of ten years.What fits better, in fact, is our increased exposure to RF/microwaves emissions, such as those from Read more...
Preposterous verdict of “acceptable” risks for glyphosateGermany, acting as the European Union rapporteur member state submitted their glyphosate renewal assessment report to the European Food Safety Authority in January 2014, recommending re-approval of glyphosate for use in Europe with an increase in the acceptable daily intake. The overall findings are that glyphosate poses no unacceptable risks. Glyphosate is not metabolized or accumulated in the body, not genotoxic, not carcinogenic, not endocrine Read more...
Thanks to a breakthrough in stem cell research, dentists may soon be able to regrow damaged teeth instead of repairing them with synthetic materials.Sepp Hasslberger's insight:Progress in dentistry. We really need it after having filled holes in teeth with toxic metal for much too long.See it on Scoop.it, via Health Supreme Read more...
There is no scientific evidence that psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are valid or useful, according to Britain's clinical psychologists.In a groundbreaking move that has already prompted a fierce backlash from psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society's division of clinical psychology will issue a statement declaring that, given the lack of evidence, it is time for a "paradigm shift" in how the issues of mental health are understood.The statement effectively casts Read more...
Claire Robinson has written a stunning article exposing hidden proof Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is poison:“The glyphosate toxicity studies you’re not allowed to see,” gmwatch.org, July 2, 2014.Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup, Monsanto’s product, which is used in hurricane-like proportions on GMO crops.Robinson doesn’t baldly assert these secret studies prove the poisonous nature of Roundup, but her piece certainly leads to that conclusion.Here are the facts...Sepp Hasslberger's insight:" If corporate science is used Read more...
A team led by Andrea Crisanti at Imperial College London in the UK was widely reported to have made a breakthrough or even a ‘quantum leap’ in creating transgenic mosquitoes that could eradicate malaria.Unfortunately, those mosquitoes are potentially the most hazardous genetically modified organism to have yet been created, and they should go no further from the laboratory.The researchers have not considered the risks involved, which would have been obvious Read more...
In 1997, Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson, two respected mainstream journalists, peered into an abyss. They found a story about fluorides that was so chilling it had to be told.The Christian Science Monitor, who had assigned the story, never published it.Their ensuing article, “Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb,” has been posted on websites, sometimes with distortions, deletions, or additions. I spoke with Griffiths, and he told me to be Read more...
According to the Fluoride Action Network, scientists and professionals from around the world applaud the decision made by Israel Health Minister, Yael German, to end mandatory fluoridation in Israel to protect the health of Israelis. They decry the political backlash she has received, and the pressure brought to bear on her to reverse a scientifically sound decision.The letter (click link for full text) describes that:
Terahertz waves range from 0.1 to 10 terahertz (that is 100 gigahertz and higher) and have a longer wavelength than visible or infrared light. Commonly used to see through objects like the X-ray, it was believed that the low energy of terahertz waves did not inflict any harm on the human body. Despite being applied for security checks, next-generation wireless communications, and medical imaging technology, little research has been conducted in Read more...
It’s always interesting when official agencies’ statistics come back to bite them. Hard.In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (BMJ online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which created tremors through the halls of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where “the experts” used to tell the press that 36,000 people in the US die every year from the flu.Here is a quote from Doshi’s report:“[According to CDC Read more...
More Americans die from overdosing on painkillers each year than from heroin and cocaine combined.If that isn’t proof enough of an epidemic, consider this: In the U.S., 45 people are killed by these opiate-based medications every day. Now a new report has found a villain to blame for the country’s addiction to pain meds: doctors operating under the influence of big pharma.Sepp Hasslberger's insight:The business of health ... or shall we say the business of Read more...
On Friday, May 23, Dr. David Lewis delivered a powerful talk entitled: Science For Sale: How the U.S. Government Controls Science to Support its Policies. Dr. Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist, formerly with the EPA’s Office of Research and Development.Dr. Lewis states:“The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out Read more...
The reason cannabis is so effective medicinally is directly related to its ability to interact with receptors in the body which inhibit inflammation and prevent disease.Cannabis does this so well, that few drugs can compete with its level of potency which comes essentially with no side effects. These are just 5 diseases that are proven to respond better to cannabis than to drugs, however, there are many studies currently being Read more...
This video highlights how psychedelic medicines are saving lives worldwide. Numerous studies show these substances are non-neurotoxic, non-addictive and are having profound effects curing some of the most stubborn mental health disorders by helping people purge bottled up trauma.MDMA is curing debilitating PTSD in veterans. Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, is alleviating anxiety and depression. LSD was used successfully for decades to combat alcohol addictions and anxiety. Ayahuasca Read more...
Just months after U.S. Congressman Bill Posey compared the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s vaccine safety studies to the SEC's Bernie Madoff scandal, malfeasance in the CDC's studies of thimerosal-containing vaccines has, for the first time, been documented in peer-reviewed scientific literature.While the CDC states on its website that "low doses of thimerosal in vaccines do not cause harm, and are only associated with minor local injection site reactions like Read more...
The authors constantly allude to “natural transformation” to emphasize the increasingly accepted notion that horizontal gene transfer is part of the amazing feats of ‘natural genetic engineering’ or ‘natural genetic modification’ that organisms and cells carry out in order to survive.However, there is nothing “natural” about GM nucleic acids, which contain numerous synthetic parts and novel combinations, designed to overcome and override natural genetic modification processes.Nevertheless, GM nucleic acids can Read more...
Inclined Bed Therapy or IBT is the brain child of Andrew Fletcher, who discovered in the 1990's that gravity actually helps to drive circulation of the sap in trees. From there, it was a short step to ask whether this was also true for animals and humans. This posed the question "why on Earth do people sleep flat?"
So Andrew suggested that people slightly raise the head end of their bed and see if any changes in their health are noticeable.
This is one of the numerous anecdotes ... stories of personal success people have reported after raising the head end of their bed by just five or six inches."Over two years ago I sat in the armchair reading a small advert which asked people to raise their bed by six inches at the head and to reply and tell what benefits had been noted. (No explanation was given)
At the time I could not move my neck to my left or right side and it ached continuously. I was unable to sleep at night as i could not get comfortable. I was only able to turn by gently easing myself. It took about three to four turns. Getting out of bed was a major obstacle. I needed help to dress and undress.
I spent most of my nights in the chair with the result that I was always tired and had no energy.
My problem is osteoporosis of the upper and lower spine. I had tried hormone replacement therapy and wasted a small fortune with bone specialists and osteopaths.
I was resigned to living my days out as best I could, having been told that there was nothing more that could be done for me.
I expected nothing but had nothing to lose, so Harry raised the bed by six inches. We did not take it very seriously but were happy to try anything.
On the fourth night I had the first full nights sleep since I don't remember when. By the end of the week I was sleeping naturally and turning over with ease. My dressing was a problem no longer, each day it became easier. I was able to turn my head without pain, right or left, to see the clock without getting up from my chair.
There have been many other benefits too. I have worn glasses from the age of seven years and I am now sixty eight years. Last year was the first time I was told that there was a small improvement.
My hair appears thicker, my hair brush needs cleaning less often.
Harry had a large suppurating scar since he was six years old. He has had to continually dress it all of his life. But now it has healed up. His ear which constantly gave him trouble with a discharge has now cleared up completely.
We both feel that the clock has been put back for us!"
Ruby, 2nd April 1998
Other such stories can be found on the Inclined Bed Therapy website
and on the facebook page with the same nameContinue reading "Inclined Bed Therapy: Tilt your bed for healthful sleep"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Monday June 2 2014
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After conducting "one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken", the European Food Safety Authority has released its verdict on 10 December 2013.
The agency came to the conclusion that aspartame and its breakdown products are "safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure".
The EFSA press release says that this was an important step forward in "strengthening consumer confidence in the scientific underpinning of the EU food safety system and the regulation of food additives".
So the message seems to be that we should all just move on to other things. Leave aspartame alone and better yet - drink some of that "diet" Coke.
But should we really?
Could perhaps the power of money and influence behind big food have had a determining effect on that decision? We cannot be certain what exactly caused the EU regulator to give aspartame a clean bill of health rather than to acknowledge the sweetener's widely known dangers. Fact is - they disregarded every single study that showed aspartame to have adverse effects.
Prof. Erik Millstone of the University of Sussex Science and Technology Policy Research Unit believes that EFSA has arrived at its conclusion by opportunistic interpretation of the studies that were reviewed. Most of the industry funded studies were given straight A's, while independent studies were - without exception - given an 'F' rating. Millstone says that
"The EFSA Panel opportunistically accepted at face value almost all of the studies suggesting that aspartame is harmless, while entirely discounting every single study indicating that aspartame may be harmful, even though the quality, power and sensitivity of many of the studies that were discounted were markedly superior to those of the contrary studies deemed reliable."Continue reading "European Food Safety Authority cherry picks evidence - finds Aspartame completely safe"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday January 5 2014
updated on Tuesday January 14 2014
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Cory Terry Died After Drinking Red Bull, $85 Million Wrongful Death Suit Claims, is the title of a recent article in the Huffington Post that reports on a rather unusual death. Cory Terry downed a Red Bull when he finished a basketball game and a few minutes later he died of a heart attack.
Red Bull comes in different formulations, the dark blue normal and a - supposedly more healthy - 'diet' or sugar free version, which is the light blue one. To be sure, we don't know which one Terry preferred. Was it the normal or the diet version that killed him?
Betty Martini believes it was 'diet' and that the damage was done by a specific ingredient: the aspartame that supplants sugar in the diet version. Betty says she knows of other cases of athletes having heart attacks after consuming soft drinks that contain aspartame. She has been trying to alert press and authorities to the dangers of the methanol-containing sweetener.
I am reproducing her lengthy email here because she goes into considerable detail.
If you love diet drinks or know someone who does, read this or let them read it. The data might save your life.
Here goes Betty Martini...Continue reading "Did Aspartame kill Cory Terry?"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday November 8 2013
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We have previously published articles by the Australian AIDS-and-biology researcher Cal Crilly, and here is yet another installment.
Cal is someone who digs into scientific studies. He does biological detective work and finds gems that hide in plain view, things we don't normally understand and that even the experts do not see as they are not trained to put discordant facts together and question basic assumptions.
What this new article tells us is that retroviruses - the same kind that are thought to cause immune deficiency or AIDS - are useful and necessary for our immune system to function correctly. That of course tends to leave the hypothesis of a viral causation of AIDS in grave trouble. I say 'hypothesis' because no one has proven, or even come close to a coherent explanation for, the mechanism of AIDS causation by HIV.
How does a retrovirus that is by nature a benign particle, cause devastation of the immune system?
Here we have several scientific studies published in the world's finest journals, which attest to the fact that retroviruses are part and parcel of the human organism, that they are needed to provide certain defensive capabilities against invaders, and that they are not pathogenic.
So we might ask ourselves why HIV tests (thought to indicate the presence of a retrovirus) are still performed, and why doctors are still recommending the use of toxic anti-retroviral drugs to kill what, rather than a foreign invader, appears to be part of normal human metabolic processes.
Cal Crilly lays it out for you, citing and linking the sources...Continue reading "Retroviral particles in human immune defenses - is AIDS orthodoxy dead wrong?"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday August 11 2013
More and more evidence is coming to light that Dr. Wakefield was on the right track when he researched the connection between the MMR vaccine and intestinal inflammation in the vaccinated children.
But how did Dr. Wakefield first get into the sights of the UK vaccine industry and how was the campaign against him mounted?
Martin Walker, the author of "Dirty Medicine" and a number of other books on health, closely followed the case that eventually resulted in Dr. Wakefield's exile from the UK. He describes how it all happened and how the vaccine manufacturers were able to bring down the full weight of government and the courts against both Wakefield and the many parents who were suing for recognition of the damage vaccines had done to their children.
"As a campaigner of 40 years, I think that what surprises me most about Dr Wakefield’s case, is how easily and how completely we were defeated by the pharmaceutical companies, how over a thousand parents and children were written out of history together with their adverse drug reactions. Part of this defeat for the parents, the children and the doctors concerned was grounded in an unfortunate understanding that pharmaceutical company executives were decent people and humanitarians. In fact the pharmaceutical companies, their corporate structure and their relentless pursuit of profit, their fraudulent practices represent one of the last remaining shibboleths, in our society which need to be completely reformed, democratised, divested of vested interests and made public from top to bottom."
We do learn from experience. That is why we should pay attention to how this case went so wrong and why the campaign to ruin those researchers and to leave the damaged children by the wayside was mounted in the first place. So it won't happen again.
Here is Martin Walker's essay.Continue reading "Vaccine damage in Great Britain: The consequences of Dr Wakefield’s trials"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday March 19 2013
updated on Sunday July 28 2013
The European Union on Tuesday took the debate about genetically modified crops to the public with a survey asking citizens to share their thoughts on organic farming, reports Phys.org in a recent article titled EU asks citizens to join debate on GM food
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The article continues ... The bloc's 500 million consumers are invited to complete an anonymous online questionnaire on the European Commission's Agriculture and Rural Development website (ec.europa.eu/agriculture/consultations/organic/2013_en.htm). The consultation, which ends on April 10, is part of a review of European policy on organic agriculture.
The survey is available in all official EU languages. English is the one linked here, but other languages are available from a drop-down menu at the top of the page.
The Phys.org article, putting emphasis on the GM angle, goes on to say...Continue reading "European Union seeks consumer input on organic agriculture"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday January 18 2013
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Many thanks g to Cristina in Greece for her report on this - originally published on her justiceforgreece blog as
Alex Ikonomidis is a Greek film maker who lived, studied and worked in Lebanon. After returning to his native Greece and serving his time in the military, he took up his profession there and was happily going along, producing in the world of media and advertising when, suddenly, the economic crisis hit. Through the crisis, Ikonomidis recognized that when money becomes more and more scarce, it is important to be where food is grown.
This brought him to embark on a documentary project. A Seed for Change is his soon-to-be-released feature length film documenting why agriculture must start with seed freedom. Chemical inputs are often toxic and are disruptive to human health and the environment. "Standardized" seeds, as imposed by the agro-chemical conglomerates through legislation pushed through in much of the civilized world, are destroying our heritage of biological diversity, created by nature and harnessed by farmers for producing our food over thousands of years.Continue reading "A Seed for Change - Greek film maker says we can 'grow our way out of the crisis'"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday November 23 2012
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