How wheat is slowly killing millions of people

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Food News

(NaturalHealth365) Genetic manipulation and hybridization has taken what was considered the staff of life to an engineered monstrosity. Wheat has become more than a staple at family meals; it has worked its way into becoming a filler for everything from soups, vodka, lipstick and just about every product on supermarket shelves. But is it healthy?

The worst “frankenfood” of the 21 century

According to Dr. William Davis, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based preventive cardiologist, wheat has “drug like” toxic effects on our body. In fact, many health experts agree that wheat allergies are the source of many people’s health problems – they just don’t know it. And, to make matter worse, getting off these products can have drug-like (negative) side effects.

“Modern” (dwarf) wheat, which through genetic manipulation and hybridization is designed to put food on the plates of millions of starving people – is a chemical solution that has put nature and chemical processing on a colliding course. This monster food creation has too much gluten for the human body and has contributed to everything from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, depression and much more.

The dangers of modern farming practices

Today, we see farmers getting rid of specific (natural) wheat traits and mixing non-wheat plants – to introduce entirely unique genes. By using chemicals – to induce mutations that can be propagated in the offspring – they create BASF’s Clearfield wheat. And, of course, exposing the seeds to the industrial chemical sodium azide is highly toxic to humans.

Worst of all, according to Dr.William Davis, by definition, hybridization, backcrossing, and mutation-inducing techniques are difficult to control, unpredictable, and generate plenty of unexpected results. Dr. Davis, as well as many other medical doctors, warn us that these farming practices are the worse kind of genetic modifications.

How your diet can promote disease

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, dwarf wheat contains excessive levels of the “super starch” – Amylopectin. This is a super starch that can make two slices of whole wheat bread spike your blood sugar more than two tablespoons of sugar.

In addition, dwarf wheat contains “super gluten”, a chemical capable of setting off body-wide inflammation. Gluten can help trigger Celiac disease along with insulin resistance, weight gain and diabetes. In fact, there are substantial collaborative studies that see the rise in autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome and the list goes on and on.

Is your diet making you a drug addict?

By eating wheat – you can actually cause hunger and food addictions. Dr. Hyman has said, “This is because the food product is formulated with a ‘super drug’ or proteins that, when digested in the body, create a drug-induced high.”

According to Dr. William Davis, “National Institutes of Health researchers showed that gluten-derived polypeptides can cross into the brain and bind to the brain’s opiate receptors.” This is a super drug in that it can solicit a mild euphoria, which is what creates an addiction, and brings on binge eating.

It’s time to wake up and get healthy

Obviously, these food addictions and illnesses only benefit food producers and conventional medicine. By affecting the human brain in the same way as morphine, we will see generations of insulin resistant people, high obesity rates, sickness rising, and an industry that will prosper with people eating way over 100 pounds of wheat per year.

Health-minded people are finding their own health solutions from the paleo, primal and low carb to gluten free diets. It’s impossible to know what the future will be – due to the manipulation of our food supply. But, as always, vote with your purchasing power to help change the world.


About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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Breaking News – Meditation outperforms psychiatric drugs

(NaturalHealth365) According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one out of every four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder. Over 33,000 people each year commit suicide, and of this number, 90 percent have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. We also have personality disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social phobias, mood, panic, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia. How can meditation help in many of these cases?

What do we know about meditation and mental health?

Can meditation, which beneficially affects the physical body so profoundly, help with mental health? We’ve seen and been amazed by reports about advanced meditators who can speed up or slow down their metabolism by as much as 60 percent and alter their body temperature by as much as 42.8 degrees Fahrenheit – why wouldn’t we expect the same awesome benefits with mental conditions?

Scientific research has verified that positive mood changes take place during meditation. The left frontal area of the brain becomes more activated, resulting in the formation of new grey matter. When one becomes more left-brained, one becomes more creative, more receptive, and better at regulating and calming negative emotions. Brain science confirms that the portion of the brain called the amygdala, which is responsible for many of our stress reactions, becomes substantially reduced in its activity.

How mental and emotional stress creates physical illness

Life for most of us seems to be made up of solving and anticipating problems. These lead to a daily increase in stressors, which increase the secretion of cortisol. According to studies, the more that this stress hormone is produced, the less of the invaluable hormone DHEA is available for the body as we age. Since DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands, its connection to the stress chemicals is clearly evident. DHEA is called the “Mother of all Hormones” and is responsible for how the body fights many diseases, as well as aging.

In one example of its powerful influence on stress and memory loss, researchers discovered that Alzheimer’s sufferers had 48 percent less DHEA in their blood than non-sufferers. Meditation certainly improves DHEA output by reducing the stress response.

Meditation produces a sharp decline in cortisol production as well as blood lactate levels. The muscles release lactate during stress, and its release has been related to the cause of panic attacks. In a panic attack, one also experiences a racing heartbeat; another benefit that comes with meditation is learning to slow the pulse rate. This means that one’s oxygen consumption can be lessened to as much as 20 percent. Can you see how beneficial this could be when we are faced with a reaction to a stressful event? Blood pressure and blood sugar are both now also reduced.

Our perception of the world is the key to reducing chronic stress

Even just being forced to wait or having an appliance stop working or a car fail to start can become a huge irritation. 10,000 little annoyances fill each day, which seem to pile up on us, and build our stress levels. These unpleasant events are a fact of life. When they’re met with resistance, stress is the result. When stress becomes unmanageable, mental illness ensues. Many people, when confronted with issues and problems, resort to blaming others, which only compounds the problem.

Thinking is a mental flow of energy, and when it meets with what we don’t like, there’s resistance. Just like a carbon resister on a copper wire that cuts down the smooth river of electricity, thoughts can impede the healthy flow of our life force. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this life force is called chi.

When there is a blockage mentally, an equivalent blockage occurs physically as well. Perhaps this is why we see a connection between mental illness and physical deterioration. Meditation eases our reactions and allows us to simply observe the flow of our thoughts from a more centered place. It allows a realization that whatever arises will also once again disappear.

Where have all those disturbing thoughts come from, and where have they gone?

Meditation allows us to simply observe what appears upon the screen of our conscious awareness and then helps us recognize that the thoughts are not the screen. A movie can trigger laughter, sadness, or fright, but it’s only so many colored lights flickering on a silvered screen. It’s the same with the thoughts we think – yet the more we attach ourselves to the thoughts, the more power they exert upon both body and mind.

This is where meditation helps so much.

Meditation allows us to see these thoughts arising and passing. The thoughts cannot be owned; they come from nowhere and disappear into nowhere. Where are the thoughts you’ve had reading this article? They’re just like your breath—gone and nowhere to be found, only to be replaced with new ones. So, knowing the impermanent nature of both, we can take a neutral place. Meditation is all about just watching. As we watch, a strange thing occurs: the thoughts begin to slow down. Mental clarity comes with calmness, which allows powerful insights that heal both body and mind.

The practice of meditation frees us from believing everything we think.

It gives us a chance to step back from our warring egos and simply relax our defenses. Once we do, we’ll begin to discover greater levels of peace, joy, and love in our lives. We start to see all the ways we’re alike instead of all the ways we’re different. We begin to learn not to take things so seriously or personally. We learn to empathize more and exercise compassion. This is truly the remedy to our problems. Meditation gives birth to mental health.


About the author: Pre-baby boomer Peter Ragnar has written over twenty-eights books and published courses on every aspect of personal development. He feeds the thirst for those special individuals who are on the quest for human excellence around the world. His fascinating and unique line of products, including “Magnetic Qi Gong,” can be found at: RoaringLionPublishing.com or call 1-800-491-7141

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Big pharma loves the (non-stop) war on cancer

August 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Natural Cancer Treatments

(NaturalHealth365) The only winners of the war on cancer are the pharmaceutical companies, conventionally-trained oncologists and non-profit cancer centers. It takes a unique amount of nerve to call what we have to show for the 50 year war on cancer a “success”. In fact, most people would be shocked to learn that chemotherapy and radiation have less than a 3 percent success rate – in stage IV cancers.

Good science is being replaced with “junk” science

The newest breakthrough being published in the New England Journal of Medicine is offering shallow hope to women with advanced breast cancer.

The study was of 707 postmenopausal women who had metastatic breast cancer that was hormone-receptor-positive. They were randomly assigned to receive the standard regiment, which meant treating with anastrozole (an FDA approved drug) first and after the disease progressed being switched to fulvestrant (another toxic chemical). The other group was given both of these drugs – at the same time. Isn’t it amazing how (supposedly) intelligent scientists never want to test natural therapies against these killer substances?

The “astonishing” results were that women who received the standard regiment survived 41.3 months, and women who received the two drugs in combination survived a median of 47.7 months. Among women who received the standard regiment, it took a median of 13.5 months for the disease to progress, and for those who received the drugs in combination it took 15 months for the disease to progress.

Naturally, quality of life issues are not even considered important. In fact, the side effects were generally similar in both treatment groups, although the combination group experienced the most severe side effects (one stroke and two pulmonary embolisms).

If your doctor likes these results – find another doctor

America’s National Institutes of Health predict that spending on all cancer treatment was $125 billion in 2010 and is likely to rise to at least $160 billion to $207 billion by 2020. For that price – the public will be getting drugs that don’t work or very toxic for the body.

In 2011, Avastin’s side effects were so great that its meager impact on breast cancer were even pointed out by the FDA. Generally, the new cancer drugs offer small benefits at a huge cost. Provenge, is a drug that cost $93,000 for a course of treatment and only extends life by an average of four months. Yervoy has a cost of $120,000 and only extends life by an average of three-and-half months. This is the crazy truth about our “modern” sick care system.

American Cancer Society officials are completely disconnected from healthy living

Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, calls the new treatments “the next frontier,” but adds: “we are not buying a lot of life prolongation with these drugs.” What kind of vision does Brawley have for cancer patients?

Senior author Peter S. Nelson, of the Human Biology Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues had a paper published online in Nature Medicine that stated chemotherapy eventually fails when treating advanced cancer, because the dose you would need to give the patient to wipe out the cancer would also kill the patient. I wonder if Brawley studies anything before promoting killer therapies.

Fact: natural cancer remedies are more effective (and cost less) than conventional treatments

Apigenin, a natural substance found in grocery store produce such as celery and parsley – shows promise as a non-toxic treatment for an aggressive form of human breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Missouri, found apigenin shrank a type of tumor that is stimulated by progestin, a synthetic hormone given to women to ease symptoms related to menopause.

In a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, it was reported that a natural plant compound phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) hinders the development of mammary tumors in mice that processed similarities to human breast cancer models. PEITC is found in cruciferous vegetables.

To reverse cancer – the plant kingdom has the answer

A plant virus that attacks greens is being shown to be a cancer fighting bomb, it occurs naturally in the food chain so we have been eating it for eons.

The research is being done right now on the ability of plants to prevent, slow and reverse cancer. Green tea, curmumin and cayenne pepper have all been shown to be very effective in eliminating cancer cells. Keep in mind, a good cancer treatment program must always include detoxification, superfood nutrition and a healthy mindset for a complete recovery.



About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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When you are pregnant – no drug is safe

July 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Homeopathy News

(NaturalHealth365) If a woman is seen drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs while she is pregnant – she will be heavily criticized or even arrested, yet many women take potentially dangerous FDA approved drugs while they are pregnant. Is it possible that the approval process itself gives women a false sense of security?

“Approved” drugs range from over the counter (OTC) medicines, painkillers, antibiotics, anti-fungals, anti-emetics (to stop vomiting), anti-depressants and anti-epileptic drugs. Many women may be unaware of the risk these drugs pose to them and, more so, to their developing baby.

One addicted baby is born in the United States – every hour

A recent study published by JAMA showed that the use of prescription painkillers during pregnancy had grown by 300% in eight years (2000 – 2009), with one U.S. baby born suffering from opioid withdrawal every hour. The author of the report, Dr. Stephen Patrick of the University of Michigan, called the situation “a public health emergency.”

Three ways drugs can affect your unborn baby

Drugs, even those taken as prescribed, can:

1. Bring on uterine contractions and premature labor.
2. Cause fetal abnormalities.
3. Constrict the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrition to your baby via the placenta.

Children are at risk – earlier than most people think

The greatest risk to the fetus is in the first trimester, but some drugs (for instance Topamax, Depakote and Tegretol – used to prevent epileptic seizures) are particularly dangerous and can cause problems at any time during the pregnancy.

The worst effect on children due to prescription drug use

Did you know about the prescription drug birth defect scandal of recent times from Thalidomide, a supposedly safe anti-nausea and insomnia medication. Between 10,000 and 20,000 children worldwide suffered birth defects after their mothers took it in the late 1950′s and 60′s. Recently, Diflucan (a commonly used anti-fungal treatment) also made the news due to birth defects.

A report published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in May of this year noted mothers who take anti-depressants are more likely to have premature births and their babies were more likely to have lower birth weights and a higher risk of seizures.

Choose a safe, natural (side effect-free) system of medicine

The good news is that Homeopathy’s tiny doses make it safe to take even if you are pregnant, nursing or a new born baby. If possible, it is a great idea for women who are planning to conceive or are already pregnant to have constitutional treatment. There are also some great acute remedies you can take to help alleviate morning sickness.

Two rules for success

As always, match the type of nausea you have to the most similar remedy. Take one 30c dose only. If it works there is no need to repeat unless the same symptom(s) return.

Morning Sickness Remedies

Bryonia – Nausea, after over eating. Much worse for the slightest motion, so tendency to be still.

Ipecac – Incessant nausea not relieved by vomiting. Worse after over-eating.

Nux vomica – Nausea, after rich food or coffee. Chilly and irritable.

Pulsatilla – Nausea, after broken sleep or anxiety. Worse ice-cream and fatty foods.

Sepia – Nausea constant, with feelings of exhaustion and irritability with loved ones.

If you would like a free e-book on Homeopathy and Pregnancy – visit: HomeopathyWorld.com/blog/free-resources . Please share this important information with anyone who is pregnant and may benefit from it. Next week, we continue looking at how homeopathy can help women’s health issues by looking at remedies for the menopause.

About the author: For over 17 years, Mary Aspinwall has been a full time Registered Homeopath and is the founder of HomeopathyWorld.com. Mary offers a best selling range of homeopathy kits and you can read her blog at: HomeopathyWorld.com/blog. In addition, Mary has created a free e-book, “Basic Guide to Homeopathy”. Click Here for a consultation with Mary Aspinwall.

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Pre-diabetes is a new revenue stream for drug companies

(NaturalHealth365) With the soaring number of people being diagnosed with pre-diabetes the implications of early and aggressive treatment with medication may be anything but a lifesaver for the patient, but is going to ensure than big pharma remains profitable.

Always listen to the warning signs

The marker for pre-diabetes is a glucose level higher than normal, but not as high as in diabetes. Most conventionally-trained physicians would still consider you something between naturally healthy and sort of off kilter. But, the truth is, pre-diabetics have a 50 percent higher risk for developing heart disease and stroke vs. non-diabetics.

Conventional medicine strongly suggests that we treat pre-diabetes “early and aggressively” with intensive lifestyle changes – including the use of toxic pharmaceuticals. The problem is diabetic drugs have proven to be largely ineffective in reducing the damage done to the cardiovascular system and (usually) make health problems worse – with a wide range of negative side effects like weight gain.

“Early” diagnosis promotes sick care – NOT health

The gold standard for a diagnosis of type-2 diabetes has changed over the last decade. A normal fasting level today is considered below 100mg/dl. A person with pre-diabetes has a fasting level between 100 and 125mg/dl. When the level rises to 126mg/dl or above, a person has diabetes.

Pre-diabetes is a premature assumption, it isn’t a opportunity to catch a disease earlier. In most cases, pre-diabetic conditions require lifestyle changes – not an increase in drug consumption.

Sickness makes pill pushers very happy

Pharmaceutical companies are salivating at the prospect of taping into a market with a potential customer base of 105 million in America alone and growing. There are an estimated 79 million of adults with pre-diabetes which represents a staggering 39% increase from 2008. What a dream disease for the pharmaceutical cartel.

In 2009, the U.S. diabetes market grew 17% from 2008, reaching 14.9 billion and worldwide it generates sales of more than $25 billion according to independent business information provider Visionagain, and by 2019 – Moringstar projects the worldwide oral drug market to grow to over $55 billion.

Is it a crime to profit without helping people?

Pharmaceutical companies are searching for more revenue as many of their high-priced drugs are coming off patent, and there will be generic versions ready to roll. This is why there is so much focus on the pre-diabetes market. Oral drugs like Actos, which are known to cause terrible side effects including bladder cancer, are being pushed for a solution to pre-diabetes even if it isn’t a solution for type-2 diabetes.

Guess what? Actos doesn’t improve the outcome for diabetics, yet in the U.S. alone it accounted for just about $1.8 billion in sales in the first half of 2010 and the total diabetes market in the first half of 2010 was $8.7 billion – nearly as much as the sum total of 2005.

Conventional science estimates that nearly 1 in every 3 adults could have diabetes by 2050. Let’s prove them wrong by encouraging our friends and family to live a healthy lifestyle filled with organic, fresh food and healthy living habits. Post your ideas – below.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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Big pharma drugs are proven (scientifically) to wreck lives

June 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Drug Dangers, Homeopathy News

(NaturalHealth365) No one knows how many lives are lost or ruined because of the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. But we can make an educated guess. Prescription drugs taken as indicated by hospitalized patients cause an admitted minimum of 106,000 deaths per year – according to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Since there is a well known tendency for liability to be denied and since this report focused only on those in the hospital, many think that this figure is the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

Can suppressed symptoms make you sick?

Why do pharmaceuticals make so many people sick? It’s because they see the symptom as the disease and try to extinguish the symptom – at any cost. Often, sadly, that cost is the patient’s life. A typical pattern homeopaths often see goes something like this:

A child develops eczema, perhaps after a vaccination or after being fed formula milk. The parent take the child to see a doctor who tells them to use a small amount of hydrocortisone cream (a steroid). It works, for a time, but when they stop applying the cream the rash returns.

Over time – they notice they may have to use more to get the same effect. Eventually, the child’s rash goes away and doesn’t return, but now she is diagnosed with mild asthma. This time she returns with two types of steroid inhaler.

Asthma is a much more potentially life threatening illness than eczema and so we can say the treatment has made the child sicker.

Better out than in

A couple of weeks ago, I explained that when symptoms move to a “deeper level” – it is a sign that they are being swept under the rug and suppressed. You may not have been told this, but if your child has a rash or a discharge, it is a sign that something is being thrown out of the body as a protective response. Being allowed to do this is an important part of building their natural immunity.

The mess created by Merck

What happens if a more serious symptom is suppressed? Recently Dr. David Graham, testified before the United States Senate in relation to Vioxx, a Merck product. He estimated that 88,000 to 139,000 American patients suffered from heart attacks as a side effect of the drug, between 30 and 40 percent of them died. In other words, 27,000 to 55,000 preventable deaths occurred.

Homeopathy does NO harm

Homeopathic remedies are natural, safe and non-toxic. No genuinely homeopathic remedy has ever been recalled in 200 years. The truth is homeopathy and other holistic medical modalities are not based on symptom suppression. They are based on finding out why the body needed to give you a symptom as a warning sign of some deeper dis-ease.

Hey Doc! The drugs aren’t working

Take a moment to think about someone you know who regularly takes a cocktail of prescribed or OTC drugs. What is their energy level like? How active are they mentally and physically? What is their mood like? (Does this sound right to you?)

Do they suffer from anxiety and depression? Have they lost their appetite for food or sexual intercourse? Are they symptom-free, but somehow lacking the joie de vivre (french for: “joy for life”) they used to have? Are they destined to be a long-term customer of big pharma, developing one illness after another?

Are you living in the matrix?

Homeopaths and holistic health practitioners work hard to empower their clients to return to health as swiftly as possible and get to a point where their services are happily no longer needed. How many of those who prescribe or recommend pharmaceuticals can say the same? Life is a choice – what pill will you choose?

About the author: For over 17 years, Mary Aspinwall has been a full time Registered Homeopath and is the founder of HomeopathyWorld.com. Mary offers a best selling range of homeopathy kits and you can read her blog at: HomeopathyWorld.com/blog. In addition, Mary has created a free e-book, “Basic Guide to Homeopathy”. Click Here for a consultation with Mary Aspinwall.

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http://www.health-care-reform.net/causedeath.htm

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Big pharma wants to monitor you

(NaturalHealth365) Drugs companies need compliant consumers to grow their profits. You see – big pharma investments are huge and success is a must from the development stage to full-scale commercial production. It takes a lot of hard work not to miss an opportunity to fill a gap in the sick care market; from formulation to clinical trials the costs are enormous.

In the “development” of drugs – every single dose must sell. This means besides development and manufacturing pharmaceutical companies must ensure that their pills sell for the recovery of investment and profits to materialize. Although often hard to believe – our wellbeing is NOT a concern.

Pills for profit have nothing to do with our health

It is vital to the pharmaceutical companies that a patient is compliant in filling and refilling their prescriptions. A study by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) has shown that the cost of non-compliance costs $290 billion in the United States alone. And, drug companies hate non-compliant sick people.

It’s a simple game of math – increased compliance equals an increase in revenue for pharmaceutical companies. Companies like Pfizer and Merck pay a great deal of attention to this and the growing demand to reposition their marketed drugs.

They want every person hooked on drugs

The oral drug delivery market was valued at $49 billion in 2010 and is forecast to grow to $97 billion by 2016. And, lucky for them, pharmaceutical companies are well insulated from critics and corporate investigations – thanks to the FDA’s “drug-friendly” attitude toward oversight.

Here’s a drug pushers real problem: it is estimated that non-adherence cost a drug company an average loss of 36% in potential sales. The modern healthcare system is like a chain of events with you (the patient) one of the barriers to profitability. So the new initiative to ensure bigger profits is to understand every possible reason for non-compliance. (why don’t you take your pills?)

The big brother mentality of drug companies

Most of us know that we depend on a FICO credit score, and we can get ours from reporting agencies such as Equifax, Trans Union or Experion, and ultimately we are assigned a number. Creditors pay a fee to FICO to get that information.

Now, FICO has developed a score called the FICO Medication Adherence Score. It measures how well we handle a drug prescription as an indicator of how well we follow through on our doctors’ treatment recommendations. In other words, you better watch yourself – once you put yourself into the hands of conventional medicine.

If you don’t behave correctly – you will be punished!

This score shows patients adherence, using the prescription a doctor writes by showing if the patient fills their prescription and how often the patient orders refills. This means that the information indicates what diagnoses patients have and how adherent they are. But this “system” gets worse…

FICO will purchase the data from large pharmacies, and at the same time it can purchase affinity card data – those are the cards you swipe at supermarkets for discounts. When the data is combined, each patient will be assigned a number from 0-500. The number indicates our likelihood of taking the prescription written for us.

Do as you’re told – or you’ll pay more

Right now the future use of these numbers will be to see how expensive a patient may be, the higher the score the less expensive the patient will become. Individual insurance companies can look at and charge accordingly.

The biggest buyers of these scores will be pharmaceutical companies, because statistics say the majority of prescriptions are never filled. It is important to remember a good patient isn’t a safe patient.

If you want to be safe from harm – develop natural stategies for every health concern and don’t depend on toxic drugs to solve health issues.

About the author: Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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The real culprit behind depression

(NaturalHealth365) A new study reveals that fast foods destroy your ability to be happy, enjoy sex plus think clearly. Scientifically proven – a “happy meal” is far worse than you can imagine. So, while politician debate about the deficit, health insurance and war – the legal sale of burgers, fries and soda are killing people – every day!

According to a recent study by scientist from the University of Las Palms de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods such as cakes, croissants, doughnuts (and fast food) can cause depression. This study published in Public Health Nutrition revealed that fast food eaters are 51% more than likely to become depressed that those who eat little to none.

The lead author of the study Almudena Sanchez-Villegas says, “the more fast food you consume, the greater risk of depression.”

A study by researchers at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has confirmed a link between depression and low levels of folate. The research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, reviewed 11 previous studies involving 15,315 participants showing that low levels of this nutrient is tied to depression. Folate is the nutrient that is lacking in all baked products.

A better way to eliminate depression

Big pharma (toxic chemical) remedies have failed to provide a long-term solution for depression. Drug companies don’t want you to know that emotional upset can be virtually eliminated without the use of a prescription pad. Remember, your lack of medication is NOT the cause of mental disorders. (your diet is the key)

Depression is the leading cause of disability and the number one psychological disorder in the western world. It is a problem seen in all age groups, including the young. At the rate it is increasing is will be the second most disabling condition in the world, the first being heart disease.

It is estimated that about 40 million Americans alone will suffer from depression at some time. About 10 times more people suffer from major depression now than in the 1940′s. In fact, depression affects 121 million people worldwide.

The scope of the problem is wider than the statistics, only half of all depression cases are documented. The available figures are only on patients that seek care or are discovered to have the condition through either surveys or studies.

The sad truth about conventional doctors

Poor food choices are known to diminish our physical health, so it would be fair to say that cognitive decline would be damaged – on a fast food diet. Unfortunately, your (conventional) physician never received adequate training about the relationship between diet and emotions. If you’re not getting positive results with current treatment options – get a second opinion from a well-trained naturopath.

A recent report in Neurology showed an association between unfavorable markers of vitamin B12 status with reduced brain volume and function. Low vitamin B12 can create depression along with fatigue. The brain is known as the “Erogenous Zone” and critical to how we perceive the world around us.

The recommendations for preventing depression are: Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3, B complex, resveratrol, zinc and a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables. People on a Mediterranean diet have a much lower rate of depression compared to the standard American diet. Polyunsaturated fats found in fish and olive oil along with a high consumption of vegetables are what makes a healthy diet so valuable.

Fast food (or dead food) is linked to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and depression. If you want to enjoy a long, healthy life – you know what to do. Don’t wait for a life-threatening medical diagnosis before you take action.

About the author – Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease thru non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Breast Cancer drugs fail to help

(NaturalHealth365) Breast cancer isn’t caused by a lack of drugs. Simply put, cancerous cells develop from too many toxins going in and not enough toxins getting out of the body. Pharmaceutical drug therapy does NOT take into consideration the true nature (cause) of any ill condition.

Many conventional doctors and pharmaceutical sales reps believe that controlling or suppressing a disease symptom equals proper treatment. But, if you don’t address the underlying cause of sickness – do you really think the problem will ever go away?

Weird Science (and a waste of our money)

Avastin and Sutent are shinning examples of mis-guided science. They are both breast cancer drugs, which do not lead to longer survival rates. In fact, according to a study from Michigan Compehensive Cancer Center, these drugs actually encourage an increase in cancer stem cells!

Researchers found that Sutent (Sunitinib) and Avastin (Bevacizumab) are somewhat successful in reducing breast cancer tumors But, these drug benefits are minimal (at best) and do NOT significantly improve quality of life or longevity for its users. In fact, years after usage, cancer cells have a tendency to return and spread throughout the body.

Study author Max S. Wicha, M.D., wrote: “This study provides an explanation for the clinical trial results demonstrating that in women with breast cancer antiangiogenic agents such as Avastin delay the time to tumor recurrence but do not affect patient survival”.

“If our results apply to the clinic, it suggests that in order to be effective, these agents will need to be combined with cancer stem cell inhibitors, an approach now being explored in the laboratory.”

Dr. Wicha and his team treated laboratory mice with Bevacizumab and Sunitinib. Both these medications stop angiogenesis – the growth and formation of blood vessels that feed a tumor. In addition, they found that these drugs trigger the development of more cancer stem cells.

Stem cells can help a tumor grow and spread; standard treatment is generally ineffective against them. And, of course, what scientists call “standard treatment” is only using anti-angiogenesis drugs.

Avastin, which is FDA approved for several cancers, had its breast cancer therapy approval revoked by the Agency. The FDA said that clinical trials had demonstrated that the benefit of Avastin use was too brief. In other words, patients would rapidly relapse, with their cancer spreading more aggressively. The Agency added that Avastin had no impact on a patients’ survival.

No more secrets – just tell the truth

Common sense tells us that using toxic drugs never get us closer to a cure for cancer. If we continue to overlook the root cause of disease – then doctors and drug companies will not protect us. A strong (healthy) immune system is our best way of preventing cancer.

It’s time for a new (healthier) way of life. Tell our doctors we want natural solutions. Write (or call) our politicians and demand that our money be spent wisely on non-toxic (disease prevention) therapies only. And, above all, make a committment to take better care of ourselves. Remember, we know the answer to cancer prevention is a healthy immune system.

Almost every poor health condition can be reversed with proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. To feel great everyday – avoid vitamin, mineral and enzyme deficiencies, stay physically active and develop healthy (loving) relationships. Life is short – enjoy it!

About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Psychiatry less talk more drugs

(NaturalHealth365) It turns out talk is expensive and psychiatrists can’t afford to listen to their patients problems. Many of the nation’s psychiatrists, because of insurance will no longer provide talk therapy. The form of psychiatry popularized by Sigmund Freud and was the corner stone of therapy has just been marginalized. Instead a prescription pad is used to alleviate all that ails the patients. After a brief consultation with each patient, medication is prescribed and the patient is sent on their way.

More Drugs

Medicine is rapidly changing from a caring personal experience to one dominated by large hospital groups, and pharmaceutical interests. The doctor patient interaction is a key component to psychiatry, with that loss it has become a drug mill.

When Dr. Levin, 68, was trained as a traditional psychiatrist at Michael Reese Hospital a Chicago medical center that is now closed, talk therapy was the standard of treatment. He treated 50 to 60 patients in once-or–twice weekly talk therapy sessions that lasted 45 minutes each. Now, like most of the profession he treats 1,200 people in mostly 15-minute visits for prescription adjustments. At one time he knew his patients’ inner lives, now he usually can’t remember their names.

At one time his goal was to help his patients become happy and fulfilled, at this time it is to keep them functional. Dr. Levin has found the transition difficult. Now he resists helping patients manage their lives. A direct quote: “I had to train myself not to get too interested in their problems.” Also, he said: “and not to get sidetracked trying to be a semi-therapist.”

Brief consultations are now common, said Dr .Steven S. Sharfstein, a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and the president and chief executive of Sheppard Pratt Health System, Maryland’s largest behavior health system. Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein telling words: “They check up on people; they pull out the prescription pad; they order tests.

There are no more couches in psychiatrist offices, there is no time or space for patients to lie down or talk.

The switch from talk therapy to medications has changed psychiatry forever. A 2005 government survey found that just 11 percent of psychiatrists provided talk therapy to all patients, and the rate is falling. Psychiatric hospitals, which once offered patients’ months of talk therapy now, discharge them within days with bottles of pills.

Recent studies point to the fact that talk therapy may be as good as or better than drugs in the treatment of depression. Insurance company reimbursement rates and policies are part of the reason. A psychiatrist can earn $150 for three 15-minute visits compared with $90 for a 45-minute talk session.

In 2009, the median annual income for psychiatrists was $191,000 according to surveys by a medical trade group. Dr. Levin’s wife said: “This is about volume” and if we spend two minutes extra or five minutes with every one of 40 patients a day, that means we’re here two hours longer every day. And we just can’t do it.”

Today, psychiatry is about volume, as we become a nation of factory medicine, we will short change the patient, and fill the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry executives. The most profitable area of drug sales is psychotropic drugs. Mood altering drugs aimed at brain chemistry such as anti-depressants, stimulants, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic drugs exceeded $82 billion a year in 2003. The new generations of anti-psychotic drugs are drugs that have been either settled recently for causing harm or are under investigation for health care fraudulent claims.

The truth is the profession of psychiatry has been co-opted by the legal drug cartels.

About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Generation RX in danger

December 31, 2011 by  
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(NaturalHealth365) The upcoming generations can be called the RX generation, they all will have an incredible journey with lessons on the danger of pharmaceuticals and addiction. This up and coming generation will learn that modern day life dependents on drugs for its sustainability.

Billions of dollars will be invested in maintaining our dependence on chemical agents. The advanced innovations, technology and solutions will bolster the already strong demand for chemical solutions to both psychological and physical stresses.

Generation Rx

The new generation of young people have been dubbed generation RX. This is a title that is fitting considering the medical climate of this country. This generation will shatter the long held believe in the ability of humans to adapt and thrive in nature. This is the generation, which will think that pharmaceuticals will add years to their life, and give them an edge in curing all problems.

To speak the language of modern day Americans means knowing the names of prescription pills, and their uses. The selling points of all prescriptions are the quick-fix for just about any condition. Young people brought up in this environment will be prepared to embrace pills as a way to control the risks of modern life. Medications are used to mange pain, discomfort or just life stresses.

Facts

The reported use of prescription drugs includes the use of pharmaceuticals by 12th graders. It seems that 26% have taken prescriptive drugs at least one time without a doctor’s prescription.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, every day approximately 2,500 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time.

Prescription medication abuse is the second leading cause of accidental demise in the United States. More Americans abuse prescription medication than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined. That is pretty impressive; the documented reports show how pharmaceuticals have invaded our children’s lives. One if five teens abuses a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime.

These drugs are used to stay up to study, help with sleep, keep anxiety in check, and run from depressive thoughts. The seeds of deception start early with a medical system non-discerning use of cold medication, antibiotics, Ritalin, anti-depressive and medication marketed as the ultimate answer to the public health crises.

Prescription Drug Abuse

The exchange on this topic for me is slightly different. The prescription drug abuse is coming from the prescription pads, marketing, and pharmaceutical industry. The budding future for our children is beginning to look like a nightmare. The gains by the pharmaceutical industry in profit will be the destruction of our children’s future.

This generation was in the making for decades, with doctors, government, and industry in on the pimping of what should be controlled substances. You can only find what you are looking for if it is on the drugstore and supermarket shelves. The rest you need to get a prescription for. These prescriptions are commercially generated for profit above safety.

The dynamics that influence our legal drug supply aren’t based on efficiency, but on monetary yields. Generation RX will be paying the price for the industries callous approach to managing Americans health care system. The day-to-day life of Americans is significantly controlled by big interests, which doesn’t include the welfare of this population.

About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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