Curcumin is a natural virus killer

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Food News

(NaturalHealth365) The pharmaceutical industry would love to create (and profit) from an effective, broad-based killer of all viruses. So far, big pharma has only developed drugs with short term value and, eventually, these viruses become resistant to treatment. But, here’s the good news, Curcumin – found in turmeric – does successfully destroy unhealthy pathogens – naturally.

Curcumin – a powerful (non-toxic) virus killer

Science is looking at curcumin, as a natural anti-viral, which can help a patient’s body fight the virus and prevent it from entering healthy cells.


Up to now, there have been several studies examining the uses of turmeric in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The International Journal of Antimicrobial agents found that a herbal cream was effective in preventing the HIV-1 virus from entering human cells, the first and primary ingredient in the ointment was curcumin. According to the author of the study G.P. Talwar, the cream had significant anti-viral properties and inhibited the growth of HIV.

Herpes Simplex

According to researcher Sebia B. Kutluay and colleagues from Michigan State University who published a study in the medical journal “Virology” – curcumin significantly inhibited the herpes simplex virus by interfering with the replication of the virus in laboratory settings.

Human Papiloma Virus or HPV

Researchers from the Institute of Cytology & Preventive Oncology in New Delhi found curcumin prevented infection and inhibited the growth on the human papilloma virus, with the potential of preventing cervical cancer. This study was published in the “International Journal of Cancer.”

These studies have been overlooked as big pharma searches for commercial moneymakers.

Tell your doctor: “Don’t listen to drug reps” – read the science

Curcumin has been found to stop the deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from multiplying in infected cells, according to lead investigator Aarthi Narayanan at Mason’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases. This study was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Mosquito-borne Rift Valley Fever virus (RVFV) is an acute, fever-causing virus that affects domestic animals such as cattle, sheep and goats as well as humans. Narayanan is looking at curcumin as an answer to a family of virus called Bunyavirus, which feature Rift Valley Fever, Venezuela equine encephalitis and retroviruses, which includes HIV.

Kylene Kehn-Hall, a co-investigator on the study, adds, “We are very excited about this work, as curcumin not only dramatically inhibits RVFV replication in cell culture but also demonstrates efficacy against RVFV in a mouse model.”

Narayanan who grew up in India said, “Growing up in India, I was given turmeric all the time,” and added “Every time my son has a throat infection, I give turmeric to him.”

“I know this works. I know it works because I have seen it happen in real life,” Narayanan says. “I eat it every day. I make it a point of adding it to vegetables I cook every single day.”

A healthy recipe for virus control:

8 ounces (1 cup) organic almond or coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 – 1 teaspoon raw honey or other sweetener

Optional additions: cinnamon, cardamon

Natural remedy instructions:

Gently warm the organic almond or coconut milk on the stove. In a mug, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth with no lumps.

Add the rest of the milk and mix well. You can leave the pieces of ginger in the tea, or strain it out before drinking.

The researchers think there’s more work to do before curcumin-based pharmaceuticals become available. But, most likely, making curcumin part of drug therapies will give curcumin something it doesn’t have now – negative side effects. Post your favorite (natural) remedy 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 wants to monitor your drug consumption

August 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Drug Dangers, Politics and Health

(NaturalHealth365) Pharmaceutical companies have an interest in defining and protecting their pharmaceutical brands, but without patient compliance they will not have a commercially successful product. In other words, the more pills they sell the better. So, big pharma has designed a way to monitor your (toxic) drug consumption.

Big pharma is watching you – literally by remote control!

They don’t plan to leave it to chance that people behave “properly” and take their drugs. Partnering for success with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made today’s formulas – tomorrow’s money makers. The FDA has approved a digital sensor, which can be swallowed in pill form to track how well patients take their medications. (this is not a joke)

It is known as the “Ingestion Event Marker” or IEM, and is the first (digital) pill to be approved by the FDA. The maker, Proteus Digital Health, sees this as the start of a new era – where digital medicine “shifts the care paradigm”.

Here’s (video) proof about how twisted “modern” healthcare has become. You will NOT believe how bio-tech companies view healthcare – it’s insane! Post your comments – below this article:

Could you be punished for NOT taking your medication?

The sensor is about the size of a grain of sand and made mainly of silicon and embedded in a pill or tablet. The device tells whether the patients are taking their medication at the prescribed time. The sensor doesn’t contain a battery, it has two conductive materials one on either side.

Once the stomach fluid powers up the sensor, a unique signal communicates the information to the patient’s body patch worn on the skin. The patch contains technology, which senses the signal and records the exact time the ingested sensor was swallowed. Then, the patch can send this information to a mobile phone application to be passed to doctors and other caregivers.

It’s sad to think that (conventional) medicine views this technology as an “advance” in disease management. They don’t even look for cures (anymore) – they just want you to take your pills.

Question: is America the most medicated nation on Earth? How can U.S. citizens expect to be healthy – when they consume over half of all drugs in the world today.

Here’s another shocking statistic – Americans consume over 25 million drugs per hour! What rational human being would consider drug consumption a healthy habit? But wait – the numbers get worse.

The Medical Association (JAMA) reported a minimum of 106,000 people lost their life to properly prescribed medication and the real number can be close to 198,000 placing prescribed drugs as a leading danger to health, barely behind heart disease, cancer and stroke. By the way, in an average year, 1.6 million people are hospitalized due to side effects of prescriptive drugs.

Can a digital pill solve our health problems?

Sadly, most politicians and drug reps (living in the matrix) believe that digital pills will “empower” people to take better care of themselves. The truth is (at best) it will not improve patient outcomes and, at worse, could led to more deaths by modern medicine.

The manufacturer of the digital pill claims its integrated “feedback” system is also designed to collect a range of other measurements, such as heart rate, body position and activity. The problem is this approach takes lifestyle consideration out of the equation and takes personal responsibility out of the patient’s jurisdiction.

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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HPV vaccine is a danger to girls (and boys)

July 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Drug Dangers, Vaccine Dangers

(NaturalHealth365) Imagine a legally-approved, “safe” vaccine that could poison you. New vaccines are supposed to be faster, cleaner and smarter – but what if we are being deceived by our government sponsored health agencies?

One vaccine that people clearly are skeptical about is the Merck “HPV” inoculation. HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus. There has been a lot of heated debate about the safety and effectiveness of this particular vaccine. Warning: be informed before taking any drug.

Watch out for big pharma marketing techniques (trickery)

The year 2006 was when the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) was introduced to the general public, through a massive media blitz touting the value of the inoculation for girls 9 to 26 years of age.

Their famous line: “One less girl to get cervical cancer,” was used in an award-winning TV commercial. In 2008, Merck’s marketing techniques earned Gardasil “pharmaceutical brand of the year” award from Pharmaceutical Executive for its “savvy disease education.”

Get ready for some SHOCKING statistics

This award was just to build a market out of thin air. From there they went on to build this brand for boys (9-26 years old) to prevent them from getting genital warts.

Now six years after the introduction of the vaccine – it appears there are more reports of abnormal pap smears, cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer in the HPV vaccine targeted market. Does this sound healthy to you?

As of May 12, 2012, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed that there have been 28,050 adverse events including 849 from boys and men aged from 9-26 years of age. The National Vaccine Information Center estimates that only 1-10% of the vaccine-injured ever file a complaint. Do the math and the harm to our children is staggering!

Merek does NOT want you to know the truth about the HPV vaccine

In January 2012, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published the Athena HPV study with the results of a large cervical cancer screening trial. The trial enrolled 47,208 women (21 years or older) at 61 clinical sites throughout the United States.

What they found is disturbing to say the least – the authors reported that in a sub group of 12,852 young women, the HPV vaccine reduced HPV-16 infections by only O.6%. The study also reported that the increase rate of infections by carcinogenic HPV types in vaccinated women is four to ten times higher than the reduction in HPV infections. Results like these should get drug makers arrested – not greater revenue.

Do you think Gardasil really prevents cervical cancer?

It has been reported that there could be an increase in long-term cervical cancer incident due to non-vaccine HPV types from the Health Protection Agency in London. A Gardasil vaccine is only good on four types of HPV virus and there 150 types – with at least 40 of them capable of being passed from person to person.

The HPV vaccine causes other high-risk types of HPV to develop, and therefore actually cause more episodes of cervical cancer. And now for the disturbing news – Gardasil has distributed a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, which has not been evaluated for it potential to cause cancer by its toxicity or by its ability to alter the strains of HPV that the vaccine doesn’t address.

History keeps repeating itself. The same (poor) results have been observed with other vaccines, where another closely related variety can take over by acquiring more lethal characteristics. In the majority of women, the HPV infected cells are shed from the cervix. Clearly, the HPV vaccine has a high health risk with little reward. And, it has been proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt – that developing a healthy immune system will prevent harm from the HPV virus.

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.


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.


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.

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