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Could This ‘Humble’ Vitamin Hinder Future Cancers?

People who have the highest intakes of vitamin K2, not vitamin K1, may significantly lower their risk of cancer and cancer mortality, according to results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.

After analyzing data from over 24,000 participants who were followed for over 10 years, those who had the highest intakes of vitamin K2 were 14 percent less likely to develop cancer and 28 percent less likely to die of cancer compared to those with the lowest intakes.

A separate study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic also revealed impressive anti-cancer effects from vitamin K. Those with the highest dietary vitamin K intakes had a 45 percent lower risk of developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, than those with the lowest.
Sources:
NutraIngredients March 30, 2010
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition May 2010
101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2010, Washington, DC April 17-21, 2010
Science Daily April 19, 2010

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Vitamin K is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten” vitamin because it is often overshadowed by more well-known nutrients. However, vitamin K is not only essential for many bodily functions, it also offers an impressive array of benefits, not the least of which is lowering your risk of cancer.

These two new studies, the first of which connected vitamin K2 with a nearly 30 percent reduction in your risk of cancer mortality and a 14 percent lowered risk of cancer altogether, add to a growing arsenal of research highlighting vitamin K’s cancer-fighting potential.

Vitamin K: Your Ally in the Fight Against Cancer

Vitamin K is emerging as a powerful player in cancer prevention, and it may soon join the ranks of vitamin D for its health-boosting potential.

Most recently, the Mayo Clinic study noted above found a massive 45 percent lower risk of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma among people with the highest dietary intakes -- and the association held true even after accounting for other cancer influencers like smoking, alcohol use, obesity, and eating lots of foods that are high in antioxidants.

Vitamin K has also been found beneficial in the fight against other cancers, including liver, colon, stomach, nasopharynx, and oral cancers, and some studies have even suggested vitamin K may be used therapeutically in the treatment of patients with lung cancer, liver cancer, and leukemia.

One 2008 study by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) also found that increased intake of vitamin K2 may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by 35 percent.

Interestingly, the potential benefits of vitamin K2 were most pronounced for advanced prostate cancer.

Are You Deficient in This Important Vitamin?

Many people in both the United States and the UK are not getting the currently recommended intakes, which are likely already too low to begin with. In fact, according to What We Eat In America NHANES 2001–2002, only one in four Americans are meeting the recommended levels of dietary vitamin K.

Further, the Institute of Medicine’s recommended daily intake of 120 micrograms for men and 90 for women are based on levels that will ensure adequate blood coagulation. But vitamin K is important for more than just blood clotting; it impacts the health of your bones, arteries and immune system as well.

Well, emerging research, including the “triage theory” from Joyce McCann, PhD and Bruce Ames, PhD, suggests that these other non-clotting functions that depend on vitamin K may need higher levels than are currently recommended.

Although the exact dosing is yet to be determined, one vitamin K expert, Dr. Cees Vermeer, recommends between 45 mcg and 185 mcg daily for adults. You must use caution on the higher doses if you take anticoagulants, but if you are generally healthy and not on these types of medications, I suggest at least 100 mcg of vitamin K2 daily.

Which Type of Vitamin K is Best?

There are three types of vitamin K. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is found naturally in plants and vitamin K2, also called menaquinone, is made by the bacteria that line your gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin K3, or menadione, is a synthetic form that is manmade, and which I do not recommend.

You should strive to include both vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 in your diet.

K1 is found in dark green leafy vegetables, and makes up about 90 percent of the vitamin K in a typical Western diet. The following table lists some vegetable sources of K1 that you should consider eating frequently:
Food Vitamin K*
Collard Greens 440
Spinach 380
Salad Greens 315
Kale 270
Broccoli 180
Brussels Sprouts 177
Food Vitamin K*
Cabbage 145
Olive Oil 55
Asparagus 60
Okra 40
Green Beans 33
Lentils 22

The best natural source of vitamin K2 is derived from an ancient Japanese food called Natto. Natto is made from fermented soybeans and significant amounts of vitamin K2 are produced during the fermentation process.

Although natto would be the highest source, other fermented foods like cheese are also loaded with it. If you find yourself not consuming enough fermented foods, you will certainly want to consider taking a supplement, especially if you have osteoporosis. Vitamin K2 is probably one of the least appreciated supplements to regain bone density.

It’s important to note that vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that in order for your body to absorb it effectively, you need to eat some fat along with it.

So please do make a point to increase your intake of vitamin-K rich foods, including fermented varieties. Given all the new research coming in, ensuring your body has adequate levels of vitamin K is too important to pass up.

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janwhalen
27 April 2010 @ 09:22 pm
 

German Magazine Reveals Drug Companies' Influence to Engineer Swine Flu Fake Pandemic

Posted by Dr. Mercola                                   
When the swine flu first emerged, World Health Organization officials estimated that between 2 and 7.4 million could die. The panic that ensued mounted worldwide vaccination programs while government agencies prepared for disaster.

But as the world now knows, swine flu was actually relatively harmless … and the deadly “pandemic” never emerged. As it turns out, those who suspected a greed- and money-driven conspiracy was at play may have been right all along.

As the German magazine Der Spiegel reports, the swine flu pandemic of 2009 may have been engineered by the drug companies:

“In mid-May, about three weeks before the swine flu was declared a pandemic, 30 senior representatives of pharmaceutical companies met with WHO Director-General Chan and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at WHO headquarters.

The vaccine industry was mainly interested in one question: the decision to declare phase 6.

Phase 6 acted as a switch that would allow bells on the industry's cash registers to ring, risk-free, because many pandemic vaccine contracts had already been signed. Germany, for example, signed an agreement with the British firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2007 to buy its pandemic vaccine -- as soon as phase 6 was declared.”

Many jumped on the pandemic bandwagon, but not everyone was fooled. As Spiegel Online reported, Polish health minister, physician Ewa Kopacz, saw through the scam and declined to buy swine flu vaccines for the country. She asked:

“Is it my duty to sign agreements that are in the interest of Poles, or in the interest of the pharmaceutical companies?"

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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

I remember very well when last year on June 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its swine flu pandemic alert from a 5 to a 6. Already by this time the swine flu virus was showing itself to have mild symptoms, quick recovery time, and low incidence of death among the vast majority of H1N1 patients throughout the world.

Yet all the drug companies needed to begin shipping out their profitable new H1N1 vaccine across the world was for the swine flu to be kicked up one notch, from a phase 5 to a phase 6 pandemic … and that is exactly what they got.

How Did a Mild Flu Virus Get the Highest Warning Level Available?

Phase 6 is the highest warning level that indicates a pandemic capable of widespread human infection.

However, in reality, the word 'pandemic' only means that a new virus is spreading across the world. It says nothing about its level of physical danger, but that was not always the case.

WHO actually changed their definition of a pandemic just one month before raising the swine flu alert level.

As Spiegel Online reported:

“On the WHO Web site, the answer to the question "What is a pandemic?" included mention of "an enormous number of deaths and cases of the disease" -- until May 4, 2009. That was when a CNN reporter pointed out the discrepancy between this description and the generally mild course of the swine flu. The language was promptly removed.”

So the swine flu only became a “pandemic” because the WHO decided to change the definition in May last year to make it no longer necessary for an enormous amount of people to have contracted an illness or died before a pandemic could be called.

Instead, under the new definition, it doesn’t matter how many, or how few, people are affected. All a disease has to do to be labeled a pandemic is move beyond a few countries’ borders.

So in mid-May 2009, just weeks before the swine flu was declared a pandemic, what do you think the 30 senior pharmaceutical company representatives wanted to discuss when they met with WHO Director-General Chan and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at WHO headquarters?

By changing the definition, nations were compelled to implement pandemic plans and to purchase H1N1 flu vaccines – some already had existing contracts in place to do so! In the blink of an eye, this enabled drug companies to pocket billions of dollars on fast-tracked, untested vaccines.

Swine Flu Hysteria

In the beginning, even before it was declared a level 6 pandemic by WHO, a group of “scientists” were sounding the alarm that this might indeed be the terrifying, deadly pandemic they had been expecting for over half a century.

We were told that young, healthy people, pregnant women and small children were falling ill and quickly dying, and the virus was spreading rapidly. They even suggested it could mutate into an even more dangerous form that could kill countless numbers of people.

The drug companies, of course, also played a role in keeping up this mounting hysteria. According to Spiegel Online:

“The pharmaceutical industry was particularly adept at keeping this vision alive. Manufacturers of flu remedies and vaccines even funded a group of scientists devoted solely to this issue: the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza, which regularly held conferences and meetings of experts.

The lobbying group was headed by Albert Osterhaus of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, who also happened to be one of the WHO's most influential advisors on influenza vaccines.”

The Scam, Exposed

The scare phenomenon … the scare machine … the fear mongering that took hold of much of the world last year as government officials spread panic in the form of inaccurate swine flu statistics and worst-case scenarios turned out to be a major scam.

It started to come out in late 2009 when British and French media began saying the H1N1 pandemic had been "hyped" by medical researchers to further their own cause, boost research grants and line the pockets of drug companies.

Ontario health officials also declared H1N1 a “dud” pandemic, stating the huge government investment made so far may have been unjustified. And a study by researchers at Harvard University and the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit in the U.K. also found that the “pandemic” was never a cause for alarm.

After analyzing H1N1 deaths in the United States in the spring, then projecting outcomes for this past fall, they found the fu season should have been no different than a typical flu season -- and possibly even milder than average!

A Faked Pandemic!

On January 4, 14 members from 10 countries in the Council of Europe stunned the world by calling H1N1 a FAKED pandemic!

In a motion asking the council to investigate the declaration of H1N1 as a pandemic, these members accused pharmaceutical companies of faking the pandemic and farming it out to the world, so they could fill their pockets with the proceeds:

“In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies have influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide.

They have made them squander tight health care resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.”

The motion, spear-headed by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), goes on to say:

“The "bird-flu“-campaign (2005/06) combined with the ‘swine-flu’-campaign seem to have caused a great deal of damage not only to some vaccinated patients and to public health budgets, but also to the credibility and accountability of important international health agencies. The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drug-sellers.

The member states of the Council of Europe should ask for immediate investigations on the consequences at national as well as European level.”

In the United States, we should be doing the same thing, by demanding a call to action for complete, detailed accountings from the CDC, the FDA, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and all health agencies and academic researchers and scientists who have stakes in any drug that is mass-marketed.

At the very least, this swine flu fiasco will likely make many Americans think twice before standing in line for an experimental vaccine against a very mild disease.

As for how it will impact the workings of the public health agencies … well, that remains to be seen. As it stands, as of April 9, 2010 the U.S. CDC is STILL recommending Americans get vaccinated for 2009 H1N1.

Outrageous, yes, but true nonetheless.


 

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janwhalen
17 April 2010 @ 09:37 pm

 

Considering trying CHANTIX?

Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. So why is it so hard to quit? Most smokers try to quit 6-9 times in their lives. Understanding the reasons why it can be difficult may be helpful.

Important Safety Information

CHANTIX is a prescription medicine to help adults 18 and over stop smoking. You may benefit from quit-smoking support programs and/or counseling during your quit attempt. It's possible that you might slip-up and smoke while taking CHANTIX. If you do, you can stay on CHANTIX and keep trying to quit.

Important Safety Information

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.

Some people can have serious skin reactions while taking CHANTIX, some of which can become life-threatening. These can include rash, swelling, redness, and peeling of the skin. Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can cause trouble breathing. If you have these symptoms or have a rash with peeling skin or blisters in your mouth, stop taking CHANTIX and get medical attention right away.

The most common side effects include nausea (30%), sleep problems, constipation, gas, and/or vomiting. If you have side effects that bother you or don’t go away, tell your doctor.

You may have trouble sleeping, vivid, unusual, or strange dreams while taking CHANTIX. Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX may affect you.

CHANTIX should not be taken with other quit-smoking products. You may need a lower dose of CHANTIX if you have kidney problems or get dialysis.

Before starting CHANTIX, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or if you take insulin, asthma medicines, or blood thinners. Medicines like these may work differently when you quit smoking.

Do you still want to quit smoking?  I kicked the habit taking vitamins and minerals....

Smoking is hard on the heart, but the fact is, tobacco use plays a role in a multitude of diseases that ultimately lead to disability and/or death. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds; 200 of which are known to be poisonous, and upwards of 60 have been identified as carcinogens. Viewed in that light, it's no wonder that the effects of smoking are so widespread and destructive.

But don't go from bad to worse. As you can see from the above information, some pharmaceutical drugs are also harmful. Keep at it and just quit! Then join Advanced Scientific Health to restore balance to your health.
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janwhalen
15 April 2010 @ 10:06 pm

 

Heart Disease and Stress

There seems to be a strong connection between heart disease and stress. As an example, many people say that a very upsetting event preceded their heart attack. There is also evidence that people who easily become upset are likely to develop hardening of the arteries (Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fatty material collects along the walls of arteries. This fatty material thickens, hardens (forms calcium deposits), and may eventually block the arteries).

In addition, some common ways folks handle stress are bad for the heart—such as overeating, drinking too much, smoking and lack of exercise.

By learning what is causing your stress and looking for ways to reduce it will help to prevent heart disease. Regular physical activity relieves stress and lowers the risk of the disease. Strong emotional support from group therapy, family or friends is a powerful stress buster.  The key to reducing stress is to prevent it.

Getting enough sleep, a proper diet, avoiding excess caffeine and other stimulants and taking time out to relax may be helpful in this regard. Keeping a positive outlook can improve the quality of your life and make you less vulnerable to heart disease.

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janwhalen
11 April 2010 @ 08:38 pm

 

Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to be enough to prevent deficiencies. The term "vitamin D" refers to several different forms of this vitamin. Two forms are important in humans: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants. Vitamin D3 is synthesized by humans in the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays from sunlight. Foods may be fortified with vitamin D2 or D3.

The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. Recently, research also suggests vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases.

Rickets and osteomalacia are classic vitamin D deficiency diseases. In children, vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, which results in skeletal deformities. In adults, vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteomalacia, which results in muscular weakness in addition to weak bones. Populations who may be at a high risk for vitamin D deficiencies include the elderly, obese individuals, exclusively breastfed infants, and those who have limited sun exposure. Also, individuals who have fat malabsorption syndromes (e.g., cystic fibrosis) or inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn's disease) are at risk.  Mayo Clinic.com

 

Is Vitamin D a Genuine Lifesaver?

Johns Hopkins University
By  Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. a Yahoo! Health Expert for Nutrition - Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, 5:48 pm PDT

For many years, doctors have recognized that ample blood levels of vitamin D are essential for lowering the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures because this vitamin enhances calcium absorption from the intestine.

More recently, studies have suggested, but have not proved, that vitamin D deficiency increases the likelihood of colon and breast cancer. Now, 2 recent studies published in Archives of Internal Medicine provide strong evidence that vitamin D deficiency is indeed linked to a greater risk of heart attacks and premature death from cardiovascular disease and other causes.

Workers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied about 18,000 men who did not have a diagnosis of coronary heart disease at the start of the study. During the 10-year follow-up period, the researchers found that men with vitamin D deficiency were twice as likely to have a heart attack compared to those whose blood levels of vitamin D were sufficient.

In another study, Austrian researchers followed about 3,000 men and women with an average age of 62 for nearly 8 years. Those with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D had twice the risk of dying, mostly of cardiovascular disease, compared to those who had the highest levels of vitamin D. 

The issue is somewhat clouded, however, by results from the Framingham Offspring  Study. In this study, which followed 1,700 participants — a much smaller sample size than was used in the two studies above — for 5.4 years, vitamin D levels were not associated with the risk of dying. The risk of heart attack was doubled only in those with high blood pressure.

In any case, it's worthwhile to make sure your body has adequate blood levels of vitamin D, surely to prevent broken bones and probably to increase your chances of living longer by avoiding certain cancers and heart attacks.

What do I recommend?  I suggest that you ask your doctor to measure your 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood level, a test that is not done routinely by most physicians. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the U.S., as I learned this April when my 25-hydroxyvitamin D level was found to be only 11 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml).  Experts recommend that doctors aim for values greater than 30 ng/ml in their patients, and so I was immediately placed on large doses of vitamin D.

Many of us need to take vitamin D supplements because it is almost impossible to get enough vitamin D from foods. And most people also don't take the time or have the opportunity to get the 10 minutes of daily exposure to sunlight during peak hours, which can provide ample vitamin D formation by the skin.

Vitamin D pills are available without prescription, and it is safe to take as much as 1,200 mg a day. But since excessive intake can lead to vitamin D toxicity, people who have severe vitamin D deficiency must get a prescription from their doctor for the larger doses necessary to correct their problem. 
 

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janwhalen
09 April 2010 @ 05:03 pm
 Time for an Oil Change?

You're probably aware that there are many different forms of fat which you knowingly or unknowingly eat every day. Most likely you are also aware that some types of fat are bad for you and conversely some are good, but the question is, which one is which?

If you're uncertain and would like to know more, then this blog should be helpful. I'll explain the basic facts that you need to know so that you will not allow "bad" fats to damage your health.

Dietary fats are put into two simple categories. One being saturated fats and the other being unsaturated fats. You are told that saturated fats are bad and unsaturated fats are good. But it's not quite that simple. But before we look at these more closely, lets discuss the very worse fat. It's in a category of its own because it is man made and does the most damage to your health.

Transfats or Hydrogenated fats:

You'll find these fats almost everywhere! In most processed foods including cookies, margarines, commercial cooking oils and many domestic cooking oils. Look carefully at the labels of any processed foods that you buy. If you see hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated on the label put it back on the shelf.

Hydrogenated fats are produced by taking liquid oil and putting it through a process called hydrogenation. This is a process which combines heat and pressure to add several hydrogen atoms to the oil. This process which takes place at around 400 degrees F for several hours in the presence of a nickel or platinum catalyst converts the liquid to a semi solid.

This helps prevent the oil from becoming rancid even though it destroys its nutritional value. This process enables manufacturers to convert cheap low quality oils into butter substitutes... hence the explosion of margarines on the market.

These reprocessed oils and fats are completely foreign to the body and it cannot assimilate them. Studies have shown that hydrogenated fats and oils are significant contributors to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, immunity, reproduction problems, and of course, obesity.

Saturated fats:

These fats are found in animal fats, red meat, poultry skin, and dairy products. Also some vegetable oils such as coconuts and palm oil are high in saturated fat. The mainstream media warns you to stay away from this fat either because of ignorance or influence from their advertisers, or both. There is no doubt that eating saturated fats in excess would not be good for you, but this principle applies to virtually all food.

The simple fact is that your body is designed to cope with saturated fats and has been since the first human walked the earth. Not only are our bodies designed to cope with the ingestion of a certain amount of saturated fats, our bodies also need it. I suppect that many people have too high an intake of dietary fat, but it is not usually through this source, but rather from trans or hydrogenated fats.

Unsaturated fats:

There are two types of unsaturated fats. Poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated.
Poly-unsaturated fats are bad for your health and are consumed in excessive amounts. They should be avoided as they contain Omega 6 fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fats are found in safflower, corn, and soybean vegetable oils. They remain liquid at room temperature. These fats have no health benefits but are widely used because they are inexpensive.

It's highly recommended that you switch your polyunsaturated oils to mono-unsaturated. The most common sources of mono-unsaturated fats are olive oil, rapeseed oil, hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, avocado, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds.

Oils made from these foods are much more stable at high temperatures than the poly-unsaturated alternatives, and they do not have the negative health implications. The best oil for cooking is without doubt, EXTRA virgin olive oil.

Most of the mono-unsaturated oils have been through varying degrees of processing. The more processing, the greater is the loss of the nutrients. The best is cold mechanically pressed oils which are often processed in darkness because of the sensitivity of these oils to light and oxidation.

Studies have shown that a quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil will help lower the bad LDL cholesterol and raise the good HDL cholesterol. Ordinary virgin olive oil does not have the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
 
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janwhalen
06 April 2010 @ 09:02 pm

 pH Imbalance and ASH MASTER FORMULA II

A pH imbalance (acidosis) must be checked!Acidosis might be the leading cause of many degenerative diseases.  Maintaining a normal pH balance, is your body’s first line of defense against aging and disease. You must try to maintain a balance between the acid and alkaline in your body at all times to remain healthy.

The more acidic you are, the more your body will attempt to compensate and try to restore its balance, by taking calcium away from your bones, teeth and tissue. Calcium brings the alkaline pH up and the body acid levels down.

Early Acidic Signs

  • Bloating
  • Coated tongue
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Panic attacks
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Acne
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Fatigue
  • Muscular pains
  • Hyperactivity
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Sensitivities to chemicals
  • Dizziness
  • Low sex drive
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Joint pains that travel
  • Mucous in head and chest
How to test your pH

Saliva PH test

The Saliva PH test is a simple test you can do to measure your susceptibility to cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases.

How to Perform the Saliva pH Test

First, you must wait at least 2 hours after eating. Fill your mouth with saliva and then swallow it. Repeat this step to help ensure that your saliva is clean. Then the third time, put some of your saliva onto the pH paper.

The pH paper should turn blue. This indicates that your saliva is slightly alkaline at a healthy pH of 7.4. If it is not blue, compare the color with the chart that comes with the pH paper. If your saliva is acid (below pH of 7.0) wait two hours and repeat the test.

Master Formula Two

In order to understand the scientific proof for the avoidance of cancer, we will attempt to explain briefly how scientists map the workings of the body.

The fluids outside the cells within the body ideally have a pH of 7.4 - 7.5 (i.e. they are alkaline). This fluid enters the cell, is depleted and exits the cell now having a pH of 6.8. The action of fluids going in and out of the cells at these levels and creates an electrical charge of 70 mili-volts. If the body cannot create this electrical charge it dies. It is essential to life for nutrients to be converted into electricity. Absent this charge, and the brain cannot communicate.

This charge is reliant on a trigger mechanism composed of a couple of nutrients. If these nutrients are lacking the body must use its own stored-up supply. Alkalinity level goes down, oxygen supply decreases and the body becomes susceptible to many illnesses including all cancers.

Over 75 years ago, Otto Warburg was awarded two Nobel prizes for his theories that cancer is caused by weakened cell respiration due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level. According to Warburg, damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH (acidity) at the cellular level.

Dr. Warburg, in his Nobel Prize winning paper, illustrated the environment of the cancer cell. A normal healthy cell undergoes an adverse change when it can no longer take in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. In the absence of oxygen, the cell reverts to a primal nutritional program to nourish itself by converting glucose through the process of fermentation. The lactic acid produced by fermentation lowers the cell pH (acid/alkaline balance) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. The cancer cells then begin to multiply. The lactic acid simultaneously causes severe local pain as it destroys cell enzymes. The cancer appears as a rapidly growing external cell covering with a core of dead cells.


Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize for showing that cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen), or acidic, conditions. Research by Keith Brewer, PhD and H.E. Satori has shown that raising the pH, or oxygen content, range of a cell to pH 8.0 creates a deadly environment for cancer. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 representing an acidic condition and above 7 representing an alkaline, or oxygenated, condition. When Master Formula II is taken up by cancer cells, it raises the pH, or oxygen content, of the cell. The cells that die are absorbed and eliminated by the body.

There is a solution and it's a Nobel Prize Winning proven formula - Master Formula II. Master Formula II is designed to raise the pH level, increase the oxygen supply in the body, kill existing cancer cells and prevent new cancer cells from forming.

In order to be beneficial to a healthy, pain free body, elements must be bio-available, i.e. the body must be able to use them, or they are not only practically useless, but they are deleterious in that they create a false sense of security. Despite the publicity attached to calcium, 80% of the population is deficient because only about 5% is usable in the most highly touted products. These deficiencies contribute to over 150 diseases.


Scientists instruct that for calcium to be bio-available, the formulation must have the correct ratios of Calcium, and its elemental partner Magnesium; that is must have its trigger Vitamin D, which requires vitamin A, and then must be ionized. They must be in a liquid form when ingested. Pills are essentially a waste of money unless you make your living selling pills.

Advanced Scientific Health could not find an existing formulation having the integrity necessary. At enormous expense using our own bio-chemists, we invested substantial resources to develop the proper formulation for Master Formula II.

Each teaspoon of Master Formula II contains 600mg Calcium, 345mg Magnesium, 10000iu Vitamin A and 200iu Vitamin D. These are the scientific ratios. The recommended daily doses are as follows: pH 6.5 - 7.4 (healthy range) 1 teaspoon; pH 6.0 - 6.5 (developing a disease) 2 teaspoons; pH 4.5-6.0 (you have a disease) 3 teaspoons. Remember to mix the powder in a liquid (water, orange juice, green tea - not a carbonated beverage), so it can react with the molecules to ionize. Give it time to dissolve, and combine with the hydrogen in the liquid before drinking.

Suggested Use

MASTER FORMULA TWO (full spectrum calcium) has to be dissolved in liquid (not a carbonated beverage), before ingestion in order to ionize and thus scavenge free radicals. Dissolve one serving in 8 ounces of another liquid and drink in the evening. You may want to start with a smaller amount to prevent diarrhea from the cleansing activity. Do not take with MoRE in the same digestive session. The residue in the bottom of the container is silica powder to prevent hardening of the product and need not be ingested. Refrigerate after mixing.


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 Aspartame

Aspartame is the name for an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener. In the European Union, it is known under the E number (additive code) E951. Aspartame is the methyl ester of a phenylalanine/aspartic acid dipeptide. It has been the subject of controversy since its initial approval in 1974. - wikipedia

Marketing

This sweetener is marketed under a number of trademark names, including Equal, NutraSweet, and Canderel, and is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide, including (but not limited to) diet sodas and other soft drinks, instant breakfasts, breath mints, cereals, sugar-free chewing gum, cocoa mixes, frozen desserts, gelatine desserts, juices, laxatives, multivitamins, milk drinks, pharmaceutical drugs and supplements, shake mixes, tabletop sweeteners, teas, instant coffees, topping mixes, wine coolers and yogurt. It is provided as a table condiment in some countries. It is also used in some brands of chewable vitamin supplements. It is common in sugar-free chewing gum and has now been found in some chewing gum that is not sugar free. However, aspartame is not always suitable for baking because it often breaks down when heated and loses much of its sweetness. Aspartame is also one of the sugar substitutes used by people with diabetes.

Because sucralose, unlike aspartame, retains its sweetness after being heated, it has become more popular as an ingredient. This, along with differences in marketing and changing consumer preferences, has caused aspartame to lose market share to sucralose. - wikipedia

Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.(1) A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.

According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame:(2) Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," by James and Phyllis Balch, lists aspartame under the category of "chemical poison." As you shall see, that is exactly what it is. - mercola

What Is Aspartame Made Of?

Aspartic Acid (40 percent of Aspartame)

Aspartate and glutamate act as neurotransmitters in the brain by facilitating the transmission of information from neuron to neuron. Too much aspartate or glutamate in the brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into the cells. This influx triggers excessive amounts of free radicals, which kill the cells. The neural cell damage that can be caused by excessive aspartate and glutamate is why they are referred to as "excitotoxins." They "excite" or stimulate the neural cells to death.

Aspartic acid is an amino acid. Taken in its free form (unbound to proteins) it significantly raises the blood plasma level of aspartate and glutamate. The excess aspartate and glutamate in the blood plasma shortly after ingesting aspartame or products with free glutamic acid (glutamate precursor) leads to a high level of those neurotransmitters in certain areas of the brain.

The blood brain barrier (BBB), which normally protects the brain from excess glutamate and aspartate as well as toxins, 1) is not fully developed during childhood, 2) does not fully protect all areas of the brain, 3) is damaged by numerous chronic and acute conditions, and 4) allows seepage of excess glutamate and aspartate into the brain even when intact.

The excess glutamate and aspartate slowly begin to destroy neurons. The large majority (75 percent or more) of neural cells in a particular area of the brain are killed before any clinical symptoms of a chronic illness are noticed. A few of the many chronic illnesses that have been shown to be contributed to by long-term exposure to excitatory amino acid damage include:

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • ALS
  • Memory loss
  • Hormonal problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • AIDS
  • Dementia
  • Brain lesions
  • Neuroendocrine disorders
The risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with certain chronic health problems from excitotoxins are great. Even the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), which usually understates problems and mimics the FDA party-line, recently stated in a review that:

"It is prudent to avoid the use of dietary supplements of L-glutamic acid by pregnant women, infants, and children. The existence of evidence of potential endocrine responses, i.e., elevated cortisol and prolactin, and differential responses between males and females, would also suggest a neuroendocrine link and that supplemental L-glutamic acid should be avoided by women of childbearing age and individuals with affective disorders."

Aspartic acid from aspartame has the same deleterious effects on the body as glutamic acid.

The exact mechanism of acute reactions to excess free glutamate and aspartate is currently being debated. As reported to the FDA, those reactions include:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pains
  • Fatigue (blocks sufficient glucose entry into brain)
  • Sleep problems
  • Vision problems
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Depression
  • Asthma/chest tigShtness
One common complaint of persons suffering from the effect of aspartame is memory loss. Ironically, in 1987, G.D. Searle, the manufacturer of aspartame, undertook a search for a drug to combat memory loss caused by excitatory amino acid damage. Blaylock is one of many scientists and physicians who are concerned about excitatory amino acid damage caused by ingestion of aspartame and MSG.

A few of the many experts who have spoken out against the damage being caused by aspartate and glutamate include Adrienne Samuels, Ph.D., an experimental psychologist specializing in research design. Another is Olney, a professor in the department of psychiatry, School of Medicine, Washington University, a neuroscientist and researcher, and one of the world's foremost authorities on excitotoxins. (He informed Searle in 1971 that aspartic acid caused holes in the brains of mice.)

Phenylalanine (50 percent of aspartame)

Phenylalanine is an amino acid normally found in the brain. Persons with the genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) cannot metabolize phenylalanine. This leads to dangerously high levels of phenylalanine in the brain (sometimes lethal). It has been shown that ingesting aspartame, especially along with carbohydrates, can lead to excess levels of phenylalanine in the brain even in persons who do not have PKU.

This is not just a theory, as many people who have eaten large amounts of aspartame over a long period of time and do not have PKU have been shown to have excessive levels of phenylalanine in the blood. Excessive levels of phenylalanine in the brain can cause the levels of seratonin in the brain to decrease, leading to emotional disorders such as depression. It was shown in human testing that phenylalanine levels of the blood were increased significantly in human subjects who chronically used aspartame.

Even a single use of aspartame raised the blood phenylalanine levels. In his testimony before the U.S. Congress, Dr. Louis J. Elsas showed that high blood phenylalanine can be concentrated in parts of the brain and is especially dangerous for infants and fetuses. He also showed that phenylalanine is metabolised much more effeciently by rodents than by humans.

One account of a case of extremely high phenylalanine levels caused by aspartame was recently published the "Wednesday Journal" in an article titled "An Aspartame Nightmare." John Cook began drinking six to eight diet drinks every day. His symptoms started out as memory loss and frequent headaches. He began to crave more aspartame-sweetened drinks. His condition deteriorated so much that he experienced wide mood swings and violent rages. Even though he did not suffer from PKU, a blood test revealed a phenylalanine level of 80 mg/dl. He also showed abnormal brain function and brain damage. After he kicked his aspartame habit, his symptoms improved dramatically.

As Blaylock points out in his book, early studies measuring phenylalanine buildup in the brain were flawed. Investigators who measured specific brain regions and not the average throughout the brain notice significant rises in phenylalanine levels. Specifically the hypothalamus, medulla oblongata, and corpus striatum areas of the brain had the largest increases in phenylalanine. Blaylock goes on to point out that excessive buildup of phenylalanine in the brain can cause schizophrenia or make one more susceptible to seizures.

Methanol (wood alcohol/poison) (10 percent of aspartame)

Methanol/wood alcohol is a deadly poison. Some people may remember methanol as the poison that has caused some "skid row" alcoholics to end up blind or dead. Methanol is gradually released in the small intestine when the methyl group of aspartame encounter the enzyme chymotrypsin.

The absorption of methanol into the body is sped up considerably when free methanol is ingested. Free methanol is created from aspartame when it is heated to above 86 Fahrenheit (30 Centigrade). This would occur when aspartame-containing product is improperly stored or when it is heated (e.g., as part of a "food" product such as Jello).

Methanol breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body. Formaldehyde is a deadly neurotoxin. An EPA assessment of methanol states that methanol "is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed. In the body, methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and formic acid; both of these metabolites are toxic." They recommend a limit of consumption of 7.8 mg/day. A one-liter (approx. 1 quart) aspartame-sweetened beverage contains about 56 mg of methanol. Heavy users of aspartame-containing products consume as much as 250 mg of methanol daily or 32 times the EPA limit.

Symptoms from methanol poisoning include headaches, ear buzzing, dizziness, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, weakness, vertigo, chills, memory lapses, numbness and shooting pains in the extremities, behavioral disturbances, and neuritis. The most well known problems from methanol poisoning are vision problems including misty vision, progressive contraction of visual fields, blurring of vision, obscuration of vision, retinal damage, and blindness. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, causes retinal damage, interferes with DNA replication and causes birth defects.

Due to the lack of a couple of key enzymes, humans are many times more sensitive to the toxic effects of methanol than animals. Therefore, tests of aspartame or methanol on animals do not accurately reflect the danger for humans. As pointed out by Dr. Woodrow C. Monte, director of the food science and nutrition laboratory at Arizona State University, "There are no human or mammalian studies to evaluate the possible mutagenic, teratogenic or carcinogenic effects of chronic administration of methyl alcohol."

He was so concerned about the unresolved safety issues that he filed suit with the FDA requesting a hearing to address these issues. He asked the FDA to "slow down on this soft drink issue long enough to answer some of the important questions. It's not fair that you are leaving the full burden of proof on the few of us who are concerned and have such limited resources. You must remember that you are the American public's last defense. Once you allow usage (of aspartame) there is literally nothing I or my colleagues can do to reverse the course. Aspartame will then join saccharin, the sulfiting agents, and God knows how many other questionable compounds enjoined to insult the human constitution with governmental approval." Shortly thereafter, the Commissioner of the FDA, Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., approved the use of aspartame in carbonated beverages, he then left for a position with G.D. Searle's public relations firm.

It has been pointed out that some fruit juices and alcoholic beverages contain small amounts of methanol. It is important to remember, however, that methanol never appears alone. In every case, ethanol is present, usually in much higher amounts. Ethanol is an antidote for methanol toxicity in humans. The troops of Desert Storm were "treated" to large amounts of aspartame-sweetened beverages, which had been heated to over 86 degrees F in the Saudi Arabian sun. Many of them returned home with numerous disorders similar to what has been seen in persons who have been chemically poisoned by formaldehyde. The free methanol in the beverages may have been a contributing factor in these illnesses. Other breakdown products of aspartame such as DKP (discussed below) may also have been a factor.

In a 1993 act that can only be described as "unconscionable," the FDA approved aspartame as an ingredient in numerous food items that would always be heated to above 86 degree F (30 degree C).

Diketopiperazine (DKP)

DKP is a byproduct of aspartame metabolism. DKP has been implicated in the occurrence of brain tumors. Olney noticed that DKP, when nitrosated in the gut, produced a compound that was similar to N-nitrosourea, a powerful brain tumor causing chemical. Some authors have said that DKP is produced after aspartame ingestion. I am not sure if that is correct. It is definitely true that DKP is formed in liquid aspartame-containing products during prolonged storage.

G.D. Searle conducted animal experiments on the safety of DKP. The FDA found numerous experimental errors occurred, including "clerical errors, mixed-up animals, animals not getting drugs they were supposed to get, pathological specimens lost because of improper handling," and many other errors. These sloppy laboratory procedures may explain why both the test and control animals had sixteen times more brain tumors than would be expected in experiments of this length.
 
In an ironic twist, shortly after these experimental errors were discovered, the FDA used guidelines recommended by G.D. Searle to develop the industry-wide FDA standards for good laboratory practices.

DKP has also been implicated as a cause of uterine polyps and changes in blood cholesterol by FDA Toxicologist Dr. Jacqueline Verrett in her testimony before the U.S. Senate. - mercola

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 Aren't You Glad You're on Your Way Out and Not on Your Way In?
 
 
"Aren't you glad you're on your way out and not on your way in?"  This is a question a women asked me while I was having coffee at McDonald's.  I guess she caught me staring at all the other people there.  Or maybe she was referring to the state that our nation is in right now. This happened about a week ago and has haunted me enough to write this blog.

Just think about it

1.)  Women wearing tattoos and men wearing earrings!

2.)  The Vice President of the United States saying the "F" word on National TV and laughing about it! (as did the President, I might add)  A supposedly "Historical Moment" blackened by profanity.

3.)  Wife of the President of the United States telling parents their children are obese. Don't the  parents see it?

4.)  God's name coming off our currency and government buildings!

5.)  We can no long say God in the Pledge of Allegiance! - http://media.causes.com/604250?p_id=42563578

6.)  In  1952  President   Truman established  one day a year as a "National Day  of  Prayer."
 
      In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday in May of eash year as the National Day of  Prayer.

      In  June,2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA was no longer a Christian nation.

      In 2009 President Obama, canceled  the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at  the White House under the rouse of  "not wanting  to offend anyone"
 
      On  September 25, 2009, a  National Day of Prayer for  the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, beside the  White House.  There  were over 50,000 Muslims that Day in DC. 

      I  guess it doesn't matter if  "Christians" are offended by this event - we  obviously don't count as "anyone" anymore.

The  direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian.  Especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted they should be Annihilated. 

What in the world is happening?
 
Recent Bailouts

● Bear Stearns 2008 JP Morgan Chase and the federal government bailed out Bear Stearns when the financial giant neared collapse. JP Morgan purchased Bear Stearns for $236 million; the Federal Reserve provided a $30 billion credit line to ensure the sale could move forward. $30 billion

● Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac 2008 On Sep. 7, 2008, Fannie and Freddie were essentially nationalized: placed under the conservatorship of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Under the terms of the rescue, the
Treasury has invested billions to cover the companies' losses. Initially, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson put a ceiling of $100 billion for investments in each company. In February, Tim Geithner raised it to $200 billion. The money was authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. $400 billion

● American International Group (A.I.G.) 2008 On four separate occasions, the government has offered aid to AIG to keep it from collapsing, rising from an initial $85 billion credit line from the Federal Reserve to a combined $180 billion effort between the Treasury ($70 billion) and Fed ($110 billion). ($40 billion of the Treasury’s commitment is also included in the TARP total.) $180 billion

● Auto Industry 2008 In late September 2008, Congress approved a more than $630 billion spending bill, which included a measure for $25 billion in loans to the auto industry. These low-interest loans are intended to aid the industry in its push to build more fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicles. The Detroit 3 -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- will be the primary beneficiaries. $25 billion

● Troubled Asset Relief Program 2008 In October 2008, Congress passed the
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which authorized the Treasury Department to spend $700 billion to combat the financial crisis. Treasury has been doling out the money via an alphabet soup of different programs. Here’s our running tally of companies getting TARP funds. $700 billion

● Citigroup 2008 Citigroup received a $25 billion investment through the TARP in October and another $20 billion in November. (That $45 billion is also included in the TARP total.) Additional aid has come in the form of government guarantees to limit losses from a $301 billion pool of toxic assets. In addition to the Treasury's $5 billion commitment, the FDIC has committed $10 billion and the Federal Reserve up to about $220 billion. $280 billion

● Bank of America 2009 Bank of America has received $45 billion through the TARP, which includes $10 billion originally meant for Merrill Lynch. (That $45 billion is also included in the TARP total.) In addition, the government has made guarantees to limit losses from a $118 billion pool of troubled assets. In addition to the Treasury's $7.5 billion commitment, the FDIC has committed $2.5 billion and the Federal Reserve up to $87.2 billion. $142.2 billion

Government Failures

a.  The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. the Legislature has had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

b.  Social Security was established in 1935. the Legislature has had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

c.  Fannie Mae was established in 1938. the Legislature has had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.  War on Poverty started in 1964. the Legislature has had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

e.  Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. the Legislature has had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.  Freddie Mac was established in 1970. the Legislature has had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

g. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. the Legislature
has had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

And now to add to their embarassment, the Federal Government has taken over Healthcare* and Student Loans!!

Should we be forced to accept government-run health care, when the Legislation can't even manage our postal service, Social Security or Fannie Mae just to mention a few?

So what do you think the woman at McDonald's meant?


 
 
janwhalen
01 April 2010 @ 10:05 pm
 All across America

All across America, people are speaking out on healthcare reform . . . What will it cost? Who will make medical decisions? What might the government force on us? What isn't being discussed is how Big Government and Big Pharma already have colluded to force medications on us, including some that are truly harmful.

Take government's aggressive promotion of the swine flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations contain a full dose of mercury, the most toxic substance known to man. No amount of mercury is safe. Even very small amounts can weaken your immune system. Vaccinations also cause brain inflammation. And severe brain inflammation will lead to . . . Behavioral problems and language difficulties in children! Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases in adults!

Hello, I'm Dr Russell Blaylock. For 26 years, I've been helping folks in my medical, neurosurgical, and nutritional practice not only get off of dangerous drugs that do little or no good but also get natural solutions that actually work! As the editor of Newsmax's popular health letter, The Blaylock Wellness Report I routinely cover . . . Important health issues in the news.

Dangerous and ineffective drugs to avoid. Propaganda from Big Pharma and the U.S. government. Most important, I offer safe and effective natural therapies for preventing and treating . . . Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases . . . Fatigue, headache, allergies, digestive ailments . . . Diabetes, skin disorders, sciatica, bone health, and more!

I've never been more concerned about Big Pharma's near total control of medical information in this country, as well as our government's "bought-and-paid-for" role in pushing its agenda. I'm especially worried that, as we move toward universal healthcare — a euphemism for socialized medicine — we'll ultimately see government bureaucrats controlling medications for the entire population. Today, they're pushing risky vaccinations that do more for Big Pharma's bottom line than for the health of the American people.

There's also talk of putting everybody on a "polypill" that combines aspirin, blood pressure medicine, and cholesterol-lowering medication. I'm not kidding! This crazy idea comes from the United Kingdom and — and it has been proposed here to control healthcare costs. It's bad enough that . . . Big Pharma wants everybody on cholesterol-lowering drugs, including children. Cholesterol does NOT cause heart disease. And taking cholesterol-lowering drugs will not prevent heart attacks or heart disease but will do bodily harm. I want you to be aware of Big Pharma's hidden agenda, and how companies get our government and media to promote their drugs, even when those drugs are harmful or ineffective.

You've seen the media blitz: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you'll need two swine flu shots, as well as the regular seasonal flu shot. Yes! Incredibly, it's urging three flu shots this fall! But why? Let's follow the money to find the answer . . . When the swine flu story first broke, experts warned that it could be the worst flu since the 1918 pandemic that killed more than 50 million people worldwide, including 700,000 Americans. But who were these experts? People on the pharmaceutical and government payroll, that's who. They said it was the most unusual virus they had ever seen . . . that it could kill in large numbers.

Overnight, a compliant media spread this alarming news was spread far and wide. Parents were scared out of their wits. Schools were closed. Millions with flu symptoms flocked to doctors and hospitals! And what happened? Across the globe, 429 people died. Yes, that's unfortunate, but compared with the 36,000 people that die each year from regular flu, it wasn't a serious threat.

Swine Flu Found to be Weak Virus! The Chicken Little doomsayers ("drug company executives") were disappointed in these statistics. But now they're back scaring the public again, saying the "big event" is coming this winter! And surprise of all surprises, drugmaker Novartis has a swine flu vaccine all ready to go. And the company says it won't give the vaccine away to the poor. Everybody must pay! Imagine if it could sell 2 billion doses worldwide and get $5 a piece for them. That's $10 billion. Neat trick. But to succeed, it will need governments around the world insisting that their citizens get vaccinated while using taxpayer money to buy the vaccine for the poor. Washington is on board. Can you guess why? Big Pharma is the biggest contributor to Washington politicians — both Democrats and Republicans. President Obama himself collected $1.2 million during his presidential campaign.

Just be aware of what's going on . . . Washington Politicians Bought Already, Big Pharma's chief lobbyist, Billy Tauzin, has cut a secret deal with President Obama ensuring that drug prices won't be negotiated any lower in any healthcare reform legislation. The American Medical Association, which is Big Pharma's silent partner, has a deal, too: No reduction of its lucrative licensing fees on "medical billing codes" will be allowed in any legislation. Have you noticed that Big Pharma and the AMA are on board with Obama's healthcare plan? Even over the objections of most doctors!

Meanwhile, nobody is allowed to offer alternatives for preventing swine flu. Government medical bureaucrats are the sole source of official information, and they're getting their marching orders from Big Pharma, while you pick up the bill! Well, I'm blowing the whistle! As a neurosurgeon, I can tell you that vaccinations are not safe. They can weaken your immune system, cause brain inflammation, and even lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as autism, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. Why risk these serious diseases when you can get better and safer alternatives for flu prevention and treatment? Now's the time to take control of your healthcare decisions, get the best medical solutions, and not be tricked or coerced by Big Government and Big Pharma.

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