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May 08, 2009

Spices kill cancer cells - NewsGrabs Friday 8 May 2009

How spicy foods can kill cancers
Scientists have discovered the key to the ability of spicy foods to kill cancer cells.

They found capsaicin, an ingredient of jalapeno peppers, triggers cancer cell death by attacking mitochondria - the cells' energy-generating boiler rooms.

The research raises the possibility that other cancer drugs could be developed to target mitochondria.

The fact that capsaicin and other vanilloids are already commonly found in the diet proves they are safe to eat.

This could make development of a drug containing them a much quicker and cheaper process.

I would like to know what's wrong with just using what Mother Nature provides ... why not put some spice in our food and for those who really can't stand the heat, perhaps a capsule of the powdered spice? Why does it always have to be a new drug?

Vitamins and minerals reduce asthma symptoms
A rash of studies show vital role of vitamins A, C, D, folates, zinc and omega 3.

30 years of ever-increasing evidence...

Swine flu pandemic? It feels like a phoney war
We met at lunchtime, not to talk of heart attacks and Lego, but of flu. There have been deaths in Mexico. There has been one in the US. Our Indian partner said: "There were 2,000 deaths, mainly children in Africa and Asia, yesterday."

Our medical student looked shocked: "I didn't know swine flu had reached that part of the world." "It hasn't," said our partner. "I'm talking of deaths from malaria. But that isn't news, is it?"

We were silent for a while. Time to get things in proportion.

The Swine Flu or the FDA: Which Is More Dangerous to Your Health?
As Ridgeway observed, "With a worldwide market estimated at more than $1 billion, there's big money in a flu plague." In fact, the pharmaceutical industry has gone to great lengths through its lobbying and government contracts to ensure that it will get a good piece of the plague pie. Now with the swine flu set to become a global pandemic, Big Pharma is raking it in.

Some see media flu coverage as overblown
After a few days of breathless H1N1 flu coverage - some of it on his own network - CNN commentator Jack Cafferty noted that 13,000 people have died from the "regular ol' flu" this year in the United States, compared with just one confirmed H1N1 flu death. Cafferty then asked his audience to respond to his online poll asking "if swine flu coverage was overblown."

Swine Flu and Human Influenza – Questions and Answers
Unfortunately, in currently experienced outbreaks of swine flu infections, both public information and various experts’ advice are largely limited to the use of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines as the primary strategy for prevention and therapy.

While drugs and vaccine are emphasized, at the same time the clinical benefits of dietary supplementation and optimum nourishment as the basis of immunity and enhanced resistance to infectious agents are largely ignored. However, it has been long recognized that well nourished people can effectively fight various infections without any pharmacological intervention. Today we know even more on this subject.

What is the swine-flu hysteria really about? (PDF)
Which preventive measures are possible to naturally strengthen the immune system and avoid infection without using pharmaceutical products?

The scientifically-researched key substances to naturally strengthen the immune system are vitamins C, B and E; folic acid; the naturally-occurring amino acids Lysine and Proline; and polyphenols such as EGCG, an extract of green tea.

Swine Flu is a HOAX!
It is a U.S. Government Psychological Operation (Psy/Op) to TERRIFY the Public!
Don’t Panic! That’s what they WANT you to do! This supposed “Swine flu” is no more dangerous or life-threatening than the regular, garden-variety, every-day kind of flu.

What WILL be terribly dangerous and life-threatening are the vaccines they will manufacture (and purposely contaminate with deadly diseases) to supposedly “protect” you from Swine flu.

Lithium in water 'curbs suicide'
Researchers examined levels of lithium in drinking water and suicide rates in the prefecture of Oita, which has a population of more than one million.

The suicide rate was significantly lower in those areas with the highest levels of the element, they wrote in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Stem Cell Powder To Re-grow Limbs
The experimental procedure involves a powder, make from the adult stem cells found in pigs bladders, to try and regenerate lost limbs. The powder is called an extra cellular matrix, a tool that is used by surgeons to aid in healing. The hope is that the powder can be used to attract other types of cells from the effected area of the body and regenerate a lost limb or digit in another area of the body.

This idea is based on the discovery that stem cells will grow to be the type of tissue that they are placed next to.

Hydroxycut - Weight Loss Supplement withdrawn
On May 1st, the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to stop using the popular line of weight loss products. The agency had reported receiving 23 reports of adverse health effects in Hydroxycut users, including one death and one person who required a liver transplant. Other problems reported included heart problems and a type of muscle damage that could lead to kidney failure.

EFSA Opinion Reaffirms Aspartame Safety Stance
The Panel concluded that:

• The majority of the lymphomas and leukemias observed appeared to have developed in rats suffering from inflammatory changes in the lungs, which is characteristic for chronic respiratory disease. In accordance with the previous view of the AFC Panel, these changes were not considered to be related to the treatment with aspartame.

• The increase in incidence of mammary carcinoma is not considered indicative of a carcinogenic potential of aspartame since the incidence of mammary tumours in female rats is rather high and varies considerably between carcinogenicity studies. The Panel also noted that an increased incidence of mammary carcinomas was not reported in the previous ERF study with aspartame which used much higher doses of the compound.

Overall, the Panel concluded, on the basis of all the evidence currently available including the last published ERF study that there is no indication of any genotoxic or carcinogenic potential of aspartame...

Certainly there are indications that aspartame might be dangerous to health, whether the added tumors are caused by aspartame directly or by some secondary mechanism.

Just for the sake of argument - what would be wrong with recommending that human studies on aspartame be performed ... to compare the health of aspartame consumers with that of people who don't touch the stuff.

I predict that such a study would lead to some interesting new insights.

MediSin awarded four National Awards
A Medisin is a medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental or commercial sin, any medical application that promotes anti-life, violates or alters the natural healing state of the body. All foods that are laced with chemicals, genetically altered, or grown in a laboratory are Medisins. These products cause long term chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer due to the molecular structure of the body’s cells being altered. For example, Vioxx and Celebrex are considered medisins because they deplete the endogenous production one of the most important essentials of the heart’s cell, co-enzyme Q10.

Ritalin, Zoloft and Prozac are medisins, though they have become the prescription of choice for “hyperactivity,” ADHD and depression these medications create mental havoc which disturbs the natural balance of the brain’s cellular activity. Any application that leaves toxic side effects within the body or has taxed the body of vital nutrients is a medical sin.

Alaska: Psych Rights Exposes Massive Medicaid Fraud (PDF)
Extrapolating from Alaska Medicaid Claims, PsychRights calculates over $2 Billion in fraudulent claims are being paid nationally every year for drug treatments Congress has explicitly prohibited, and it is probably well over $4.5 Billion, based on the total amount paid by Medicaid. Stating the carnage caused by the practice will be "recognized as the largest iatrogenic (doctor caused) public health disaster in history," PsychRights analogized the situation, "to our current economic debacle caused by unrestrained Wall Street greed," but noted, it is much worse, " because children's and youth's future, health, and even lives, have been sacrificed and continue to be sacrificed on the altar of corporate profits."

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Drugs: More Risks Than Benefits? (PDF)
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
At most 30% of patients receive a benefit from SSRIs beyond the large placebo effect in certain mental conditions, especially depression, according to a recent meta-analysis of published trials.

An equally recent meta-analysis of all SSRI trials submitted to the FDA showed a small benefit for the severely depressed patients only. Many early unpublished trials did not show any benefit.

Adverse effects are common, occurring in up to 75% of subjects. Severe adverse effects may be underreported.

In Senate Probe, NAMI Admits To Over Half Its Budget Being Pharma Dollars

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is under investigation by Senator Charles Grassley, and although NAMI has a grass roots tinge, it is heavily pharma funded.

A comment from Vince Boehm:

I believe that NAMI's executive director, Michael Fitzpatrick, is right on the 56% of budget figure in the article below, if you only consider the direct contributions to NAMI proper.

Nami is actually three separate nonprofit corporations; NAMI, NAMI Research Institute, and the Treatment Advocacy Center. The NAMI Research Institute, and the Treatment Advocacy Center are separately funded, mostly through private foundations.

The sums here exceed their NAMI parent's budget by a huge amount.

Surely, these might just be a group of wealthy families with big hearts and pocket books to match.

But, one really has to wonder?

What's Behind the Epidemic of Family-Killings? Could it Be Anti-Depressants?
No, behind the spate of family homicides is not just the economy, job stress and failing marriages, but a government that approved a cohort of psychoactive drugs with proven homicidal and suicidal side effects. Blockbuster antidepressants and anti-psychotics that are kept on the market despite the blood baths they can cause so drug companies can get their patent's worth.

And it's a government that allows unlimited weapon arsenals -- including military and assault-style weapons -- in the hands of everyone, including the unbalanced on "depression" drugs, only to act surprised when another entire family -- everyone who was home -- is killed.

Merck published fake “peer-reviewed” journal
The Scientist has reported that, yes, it’s true, Merck cooked up a phony, but real sounding, peer reviewed journal and published favorably looking data for its products in them. Merck paid Elsevier to publish such a tome, which neither appears in MEDLINE or has a website, according to The Scientist.

Philip Dawdy of Furious Seasons also has a post on this: Merck Creates Fake Academic Medical Journal

Companies look to Swine Flu to drive profits
Manufacturers of antiviral drugs, companies gearing up to produce a vaccine, and those firms that make and sell low-tech products like hand-sanitizer and face-masks are turning profits in an otherwise skittish and down market.

"If this becomes a major pandemic, no one over the long-term will profit. No one makes money if everyone gets sick. In the short term, however, there are a couple of drugs that the CDC says could potentially treat swine flu and those companies are worth watching in the short term," said Dr. Mark Schoenebaum, a physician turned biotechnology analyst for Deutsche Bank.

Curbing the pill pushers
Thanks to Vermont's drug marketing disclosure law, we now know that some 78 drug makers spent $2,935,248 in the 2008 fiscal year on consulting and speaker fees, travel expenses and gifts and food to doctors, hospitals, colleges and other prescribers.

We know that Eli Lilly was the top spender in Vermont and that two of their products, Strattera (used for ADHD) and Cymbalta (used for depression, neuropathic pain and anxiety disorder), are the top two most-marketed drugs.

We know that psychiatry was the top specialty receiving drug marketing money - $479,306 - and that the average per recipient was $43,573.

Listening to Madness
(Newsweek) Why some mentally ill patients are rejecting their medication and making the case for 'mad pride.'

Embracing "mental diversity" is one thing, but questioning the need for medication in today's pill-popping world is controversial—and there have been instances in which those who experience mental extremes harm themselves or others. Icaristas argue that some of the severely mentally ill may avoid taking medication, because for some the drugs don't seem to help, yet produce difficult side effects. And while some side effects like cognitive impairment are surely debilitating, others are more subtle, such as the vague feeling that people are not themselves.

How I became an HIV Skeptic
I got into Rethinking because I’d long been interested in trying to understand how science works, especially how unorthodox views, minority views, contribute to the progress of science. That background gave me this tremendous advantage: I already knew, before I’d read anything about HIV or AIDS, that a long-standing scientific theory can be quite wrong, even when “everybody” accepts it. I knew that not only in general, in principle, but because I’d come across all sorts of examples, not just the story of Galileo that everyone has heard of but many more, right down to recent years when a Nobel Prize was given for the discovery that most ulcers are caused by bacteria, a discovery that the mainstream had pooh-poohed for a couple of decades.

'Green' lightbulbs poison workers
Large numbers of Chinese workers have been poisoned by mercury, which forms part of the compact fluorescent lightbulbs. A surge in foreign demand, set off by a European Union directive making these bulbs compulsory within three years, has also led to the reopening of mercury mines that have ruined the environment.

Doctors, regulators, lawyers and courts in China - which supplies two thirds of the compact fluorescent bulbs sold in Britain - are increasingly alert to the potential impacts on public health of an industry that promotes itself as a friend of the earth but depends on highly toxic mercury.

How a Circulation Charge Can Help Save and Transform Global Finance
Today, as members of the G20 and architects of the global Bretton Woods II convene to consider new financial instruments for building the 21st century economy, a circulation charge should be at the top of their list. A validation fee of this sort addresses the essential design flaws of the current economy that make it utterly impossible to reconcile finance with environmental sustainability and the alleviation of poverty. These flaws include compulsive exponential economic growth in a world of finite resources, the myopic discounting of the future and a regressive redistribution of wealth into the hands of the world’s wealthiest via the interest on money.

A circulation charge effectively goes to the root of these problems by changing the qualitative nature of how we hold money. It inherently shifts financial thinking towards longer time frames. It creates a natural incentive to lend money without the need for interest, which would mitigate compulsive exponential growth, lessen the costs associated with borrowing and investment and reduce social disparities. It is precisely by shifting these central financial dynamics that markets can naturally begin reversing the inequalities between the rich and poor, facilitate investments in alternative energy infrastructure and create a more resilient financial system.

An Inconvenient Film Coming Soon
Alternating credible skeptics with arresting imagery, the film makes clear that the science, far from being settled, has been comprehensively misrepresented by the likes of NASA’s James Hansen, who is to Al Gore and climatology what Trofim Lysenko was to Joseph Stalin and agronomy.

The missing sunspots: Is this the big chill?
Could the Sun play a greater role in recent climate change than has been believed? Climatologists had dismissed the idea and some solar scientists have been reticent about it because of its connections with those who those who deny climate change. But now the speculation has grown louder because of what is happening to our Sun. No living scientist has seen it behave this way. There are no sunspots.

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More information out there...

There is much I cannot cover but other sources for this kind of information exist and are active.


Dr Mercola's health blog, Mike Adams' Natural News and the One Click Group in the UK have good health information. The Dr Rath Foundation is also putting out a weekly collection of health related news. Here is the link to their Newsletter Archive.

The Alternative Medicine Yahoo Group and the healthfreedom ning group are places to discuss and exchange information on what is happening in the world of natural health.

For the influence of electromagnetic waves from radio, mobile phones and other radio emitting devices, check out the emr-updates group on Yahoo. Genetic modification and issues around agriculture and foods are reported on the Organic Consumers Association site.

A few sites to keep up to date with the other side of world affairs, the stuff you won't necessarily find on your tv or in the papers:

The individual is supreme and finds its way through intuition


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday May 8 2009
updated on Wednesday August 15 2012

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I've been hearing lots of health issues like this and now I'm having the idea that it is true that spicy foods can really treat cancers. Great post! Very informative and really provides a lot of healthy tips. Thanks for a very your helpful article.

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