Category Archives: Health

Top Cardiologist Argues We Should Dial Back On Statins Because Of Diabetes Risk

Eric Topol by Getty Images via @daylife

Eric Topol by Getty Images via @daylife

Eric Topol, a well-known cardiologist and professor of genomics at Scripps Research Institute, has broken ranks with many other heart doctors tonight with a New York Times Op-Ed in which he says many patients might want to reconsider their use of statins such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor in light of the risk that these drugs might cause diabetes.

“We’re overdosing on cholesterol-lowering statins,” Topol writes, “and the consequence could be a sharp increase in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.”

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Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean so She Can “Sleep at Night”

Dr. Diane Harper

Dr. Diane Harper

“Gardasil and Cervarix Don’t Work, Are Dangerous, and Weren’t Tested”

By Sarah Cain

Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines.

She made the surprising announcement at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination, which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2nd through 4th, 2009.

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NaturalNews: HIV vaccine infects 41 volunteers, vaccine trials canceled

HIV vaccine infected volunteers in study

HIV vaccine infected volunteers in study

(NaturalNews) Yet another “experimental” vaccine for HIV has proven to be even more dangerous than the virus itself. At least 40 men participating in a taxpayer-funded government study entitled “HVTN 505 clinical trial,” which began in 2009, were recently found to have contracted HIV from the vaccine itself, prompting an immediate end to the deadly trial.

Crafted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the study initially included more than 2,500 men from 19 cities. All the men admitted to either having sex with other men, or to having sex with transgender individuals. Half of the men were assigned to receive the experimental vaccine HVTN 505, while the other half was reportedly given a placebo vaccine with unknown contents.

NaturalNews: Brave food sovereignty heroes destroy 6,000 genetically-modified sugar beets in Oregon

GMO Burning

GMO Burning is so fun!

(NaturalNews) It appears as though some Americans may finally be waking up to the grim reality that calling their politicians and signing petitions is simply not enough to stem the tide of evil that has overtaken this once free country. For perhaps the first time since genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced back in the 1990s, food freedom activists have literally taken to the fields to destroy them, making a bold public statement that We The People have had enough of being forcibly poisoned by these genetic abominations.

According to new reports, a total of 6,000 GM sugar beets planted in fields in southern Oregon were found uprooted in recent days. On June 8, roughly 1,000 GM sugar beets were found destroyed in fields leased and managed by the private, Switzerland-based biotechnology company Syngenta, while another 5,000 plants on a different plot, also owned by Syngenta, were found destroyed

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NaturalNews: Obamacare to punish healthy eaters as insurance rates double or triple for those who choose to take care of their health

ObamaCare: Overweight vs Healthy

ObamaCare: Overweight vs Healthy

(NaturalNews) According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current health insurance rates under Obamacare. Rates for those with chronic disease, however, will be reduced as all the healthy people subsidize their disease lifestyles.

The net effect is that people who choose to follow a healthy lifestyle — eating well, taking nutritional supplements, exercising and avoiding junk foods — will be financially punished by the federal government while those who choose to follow a disease and sickness lifestyle — eating junk foods, taking meds, refusing to exercise, etc. — will be rewarded by government.

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Yahoo Sports: Mark Munoz shows off slimmed down physique for UFC 162 after ‘turning to food for comfort’

Mark Munoz - Before & After

Mark Munoz lost 261 – 199lbs in 5 months

Last summer, Mark Munoz was knocked out by Chris Weidman. Then he had to recover from a foot injury sustained while training for the Weidman bout. It was a rough turn of events for a fighter who had title shot hopes and who had been on a four-bout winning streak.

He turned to what so many turn to for comfort in tough times — food. Munoz talked about his struggles on his website.

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Yahoo Shine: Restaurant Meal Named ‘Worst in America’

From the Editor: Fried foods, sugar and GMO’s should be the first things a healthy person removes from their diet. Unfortunately, these chemically warfare vehicles such as the Big Catch contain all three of these in deadly combination. A healthy person does not eat from any of the large chain fast food restaurants.

Long John Silver's Big Catch

Why would anyone eat this poison? Long John Silver’s Big Catch is the worst meal in America!

Nutritionists have been telling us to eat more fish for years, but not all fish is prepared in a healthy way. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has revealed the worst restaurant meal in the United States to be Long John Silver’s Big Catch.

On Tuesday, the consumer advocacy group tweeted:

The restaurant chain introduced the meal, which includes a piece of fried haddock, hush puppies, and onion rings, in late May for the bargain price of $4.99 writing in a press release, “The Big Catch is a premium menu item, with the classic taste that Long John Silver’s is known for.” While it may be a lot of food for a small amount of money, it’s no great deal in terms of nutrition.

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EPA Set to Increase Levels of Controversial Chemical on Food

gmo-crop-charts2“Pesticides may be putting young children at risk of cancer” read a headline. Other headlines have suggested that pesticides are linked to Parkinson’s, autism and other conditions.

That can be tough to hear for anyone who has put regular, non-organic groceries into her shopping cart and on her dinner table. So when a headline hit this week that the EPA was seeking to increase the allowable levels of a controversial chemical used on our food crops, it was enough to make me wonder if anyone is watching out for the health of our children or if it is just about the financial health of corporations.

Now some in the industry will argue that we need these chemicals to feed the world. The USDA reports that we throw away 30% of the food that we produce, so this is a hard conversation to have as it is so loaded with emotion not to mention shareholder demands.

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Shiitake and other little magical wood mushrooms



Editor’s Note: Shiitake (椎茸) and maitake (舞茸) Mushrooms are delicious when properly prepared and can be found at many grocery stores across America. Vitamin D has been in the news quite a bit lately in light of its incredible anti-cancer properties and synergistic effects with calcium and magnesium. Humans produce vitamin D through our skin when we are exposed to ultra-violet light, which happens to be the same way that shiitake produce vitamin D. It has been shown that shiitake exposed to the sun regularly can have up to 46,000 IU of vitamin D! That is an outstanding amount of the nutrient and with the rampant fear of sun exposure, for the possibility of skin cancer, this little wood mushroom may may be the future and present of natural vitamin D supplementation. Between this and the abnormally high copper levels in shiitake, it is no wonder these fungi are gaining more fame and admiration every day! Shiitake mushrooms help fight cancer, reduce cholesterol, and boost immunity

(NaturalNews) The shiitake, also called the oakwood mushroom or the black forest mushroom in English-speaking countries, is an edible brown mushroom that is native to Japan, China, and Korea. It has been cultivated for over a thousand years, and fresh and dried shiitake remain popular in East Asia today. Like maitake muhsrooms, which bear a similar nutritional profile, shiitake is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine due to its alleged healing properties.

Though less popular in the West than the East, the shiitake mushroom is nonetheless prized in North America and Europe for their robust taste, curious texture, and nutritiousness. Indeed, some researchers tasked with investigating the health benefits of shiitake have proclaimed it a superfood. Let’s find out why.

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Food industry front groups exposed in new report: Monsanto, Coke, Pepsi and more

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 by: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Some say it’s the best public relations that money can buy, because when you can’t refute the truth about an issue, the next-best thing to do is stack the deck in your favor.

The third edition of a report released last month by the International Food Information Council Foundation is anything but the “reasonable and helpful document” it may outwardly appear to be, writes Michele Simon, JD, MPH, of the Center for Food Safety, in a recent blog post.

Rather, she says, it “is in fact the product of a well-oiled PR machine whose board of trustees includes executives from such food giants such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, and Mars.”

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