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  1. Stunning confession: CDC researcher admits to data tampering

    CDC researcher confesses to vaccine cover up

    I haven’t written to you much about childhood vaccines.

    There’s a reason for that. I feel they are a very personal choice. And as I’ve shared with you before, although I have my issues with the dozens of heavy-metal-laced vaccines we’re unloading on our children’s delicate and still-developing immune systems, I do understand that parents have some incredibly tough choices to make.

    But, regardless of your feelings about childhood vaccines, a recent shocking revelation about a potential link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism will no doubt have your blood boiling.

    A debate has been raging for years over a potential link between vaccines and autism risk. Mainstream medical experts have, of course, dismissed any connections. Some have even gone as far as ridiculing those who believe there is one.

    Those on the other side of the debate insist that data from existing studies is insufficient, and in some cases may even have been manipulated. They say there is a link, and that vaccines may at least be least partially responsible for skyrocketing autism cases.

    Now, for one often-cited 2004 “pro-vaccine”CDC study, the debate appears to be over.

    The 2004 study concluded that there was no link whatsoever between the risk for autism and the MMR vaccine. But an independent reexamination of the data revealed a much different picture.

    340% increase in autism after MMR vaccine

    According to the newly crunched data, published in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration, there was actually a stunning 340 percent increased risk of autism in African American males who were given the vaccine before they were three years old.

    Even worse, the fact that this critical finding was never shared with the public wasn't simply the result of shoddy research, or simply a random mistake. The data appears to have been deliberately manipulated and suppressed!

    In fact, William Thompson, Ph.D has released a statement admitting that he—and his CDC co-authors—“omitted statistically significant information.”According to the statement, the research team apparently discussed the data after it was collected, and made a decision to cover it up. Thompson admitted that he didn't believe that the study protocol was even followed.

    In other words, if Thompson‘s confession is true the study is essentially garbage.

    Plus it calls into question other CDC studies, since there’s no way for us to know if similar tactics were used in them as well.

    The CDCs illogical explanation

    And how did the CDC respond to this controversy? Justify, justify, justify.

    According to the CDC, they only published data on race from a subsample of children with birth certificates, rather than the larger sample used. Despite there being no logical explanation for why they wouldn’t use ALL of the relevant data, and why they wouldn't publish ALL of the findings, they seem to think this will be enough explanation for us.

    Well I have news for you CDC, it’s not.

    It’s illogical, it reeks of monkey business, and REAL lives are at stake here.

    Sadly, the CDCs tactics appear to be working for them. Not only hasn't the 2004 CDC study been recalled, the new look at the data in Translational Neurodegeneration HAS been. Its publisher suddenly had questions about its conclusions.

    I don’t know about you, but I smell a (strong-armed) rat here.

    I realize that parents, and involved grandparents, still have to make difficult decisions about vaccinations. But when you’re reviewing all of the available information to make those tough calls, just remember to take everything with a huge grain of salt. No one is going to have your child’s best interests at heart, but you.

  2. What’s the best food for prostate health? You’d be surprised…

    Tomatoes are tops for prostates

    Men, I've been telling you for years to eat your tomatoes (especially the cooked variety) to support prostate health and ward off prostate cancer.

    Now a new British study has confirmed what I've been saying all along.

    According to researchers, it appears if you eat over 10 portions of tomatoes a week your prostate cancer risk plummets by an impressive 18 percent.

    The research also confirmed that getting in your recommended five fruits and veggies a day can reduce your risk as well.

    The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention looked at the diets and lifestyles of 1,806 men between the ages of 50 and 69 with prostate cancer and compared them to 12,005 cancer-free guys.

    Tomatoes are rich in the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene, which is likely why they have such a big impact on prostate-cancer risk. You can easily add more tomatoes into your diet by eating fresh tomatoes, tomato juices and tomatoes sauces.

  3. Is cell phone radiation making your child sick?

    I've noticed a troubling trend that’s barely making a blip on anyone’s radar. I’m talking about younger and younger kids being given their very own cell phones. You can call me behind the times. Go ahead and accuse me of being over the hill if you like. And feel free to trot out all the arguments you want to about “safety,” but you’re not going to get me to budge on this one. There’s just too much at stake. It’s not just that cell phones have given new meaning to the word rude, or that people have become incapable of having a face-to-face conversation with the people they’re actually in the room with. It’s not even that texting and video games have taken the place of family time. Continue reading →
  4. Help lower your blood pressure - Are BUGS the key?

    Want to lower your blood pressure a few points? Or maybe just keep your already healthy BP in check? Look to your belly. Yes, I did say your BELLY. The bacteria in our guts could be the hidden key to help lower your blood pressure, according to a new 9-study-strong review. Continue reading →
  5. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    Benefits of AntioxidantsPeople, especially health professionals, talk a lot about how important the benefits of antioxidants are. You hear things like “take this supplement because it’s packed with antioxidants” and “get your fruits and veggies” and even “eat every color in the rainbow.” It’s great advice. Too often, though, doctors and nutritionists stop at the advice, without ever explaining themselves. But since we don’t expect you to follow blindly, we wanted to make sure you know why antioxidants are so important… Continue reading →
  6. Total toothpaste has controversial chemical triclosan in it

    Safety alert: Popular toothpaste loaded with triclosan  I’ve told you about the potential endocrine disruptor triclosan before. In fact, I’ve even warned you that this chemical is found in some toothpaste. But now a new report just released by Bloomberg News has put this highly controversial chemical front and center once again. Triclosan—commonly used in products marked as antibacterial—has been linked to thyroid problems, heart issues, developmental problems in animals, and cancer-cell growth. And, Bloomberg has revealed, millions of Americans are unknowingly putting it into their mouths every single day. Continue reading →
  7. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    RegeneCell IngredientsAging isn't just about getting older. There’s very little we can do about getting older, and truthfully, getting older can be a good thing. But we can fight aging – the tell-tale wrinkles, the more regular doctors’ visits, the ever lengthening list of specialists, even the physical changes. You don’t have to give into them without a fight. That’s why Dr. Mitchell Ghen developed RegeneCell – the single most comprehensive anti-aging supplement on the market. Dr. Ghen has brought together more than 70 of the most effective, most reputable anti-aging fighters to create the formula that will help you rejuvenate every system and every cell in your body! How did he do this? By identifying the 10 signs of aging – and then researching the RegeneCell ingredients you need to address every single one of them and more. Continue reading →
  8. Common chemical threatens thyroid function and IQ level?

    Common chemical threatens thyroids and IQ’s It’s everywhere. And I really do mean EVERYWHERE. It’s in you, it’s in me, and it’s in everyone you know, or have ever known, for that matter. It affects the thyroid, a gland that helps regulate our hormones, those compounds that are responsible for controlling and regulating just about every single cell and organ in our bodies. And yet very few of us have ever even heard of this creepy, pervasive chemical. Perchlorate is nothing new. It’s a naturally occurring chemical. Or I should say it was naturally occurring until someone had the bright idea that we should start manufacturing massive quantities of it ourselves. And that decision could have dire long-term health consequences for all of us. Continue reading →
  9. The 5 Best Antioxidant Supplements to Fight Back Aging

    Best Antioxidant SupplementsYou know antioxidants are important to your health – but do you know why? Why you should be looking for the best antioxidant supplements… how they help keep you feeling young and vibrant…what they do for your overall health. How Antioxidants Combat “Corrosion” Inside Your Body Before any conversation about antioxidants can make much sense, we need to talk about free radicals and oxidative stress. Have you ever seen metal  that’s been left out and exposed to the elements? After a long enough time, it starts to rust. The process that causes that rust is called oxidation. The disturbing part is that a similar process is happening inside your body right now, and it’s called oxidative stress and oxidative damage. Continue reading →
  10. Two low-tech tests could predict dementia up to 12-years earlier

    Dodge dementia with two low-tech tests  Taking a stroll, and answering a few simple questions, could turn out to be the key to predicting dementia years before it strikes, according to an exciting new study published online in the journal Neurology. In the huge study of 27,000 older adults on five continents, close to 1 in 10 volunteers tested positive for pre-dementia based on a test that measures how quickly they walk (gait speed), and a second one that asks a few questions about their cognitive abilities. Continue reading →
  11. Blood thinner Pradaxa requires blood monitoring like Coumadin

    Ticking-time-bomb blood thinner could kill you No more blood tests! That whopper of a selling point has been used to pedal the blood-thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) since it hit the market in 2010. And boy has it worked. At least 850,000 prescriptions have been written for the drug since Big Pharma giant Boehringer Ingelheim first introduced us to their 30-billion-dollar baby. Despite its $300 bucks a month price tag, Pradaxa has sold like hotcakes, and if you… or someone you care about… has ever been on the old standby drug Coumadin (warfarin) it’s not hard to understand why. Coumadin users… who spend about $4 a month on their drug… are forced to make frequent trips to see their doctor, or a lab tech, to get their blood levels monitored. It’s not long before all that poking leaves them feeling like a black-and-blue pin cushion. Continue reading →
  12. Another Big Pharma giant hops on the fish oil bandwagon

    Big Pharma’s back in the fish oil game Not so long ago mainstream medicine dismissed the value of fish oil supplements. Oh sure, they admitted that the omega-3s in fatty fish are good for you. But that’s where they drew the line. Fish oil supplements were purely unnecessary hokum… a waste of your money. But when they figured out a way to take natural “un-patentable” fish oil and slap a Big Pharma price tag on it, their tune changed really fast. Suddenly Big Pharma giant’s GlaxoSmithKline and Amarin were climbing up on the alternative medicine bandwagon to join us in singing the praises of fish oil. Continue reading →
  13. ADHD drugs may double heart problems in kids

    Could your child’s ADHD drug stop his heart? That “THUNK!” you just heard was the other shoe dropping. A new Dutch study has confirmed that ADHD drugs could be dangerous, and even deadly, for your kids. Now if you’re thinking it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that feeding young children (or anyone for that matter) powerful stimulant drugs isn’t going to end well, I couldn’t agree more. But apparently what seems obvious to you and me, isn’t always so clear to those blinded by the shine of the Big Pharma alter where they worship. The enormous study, following 714,000 children in Denmark for an average of 9 and a half years, found that the ADHD pills they’re handing out like samples at the supermarket these days, could be putting your child’s or grandchild’s heart in grave danger. Continue reading →
  14. Husi Food: The best, most horrifying, reason EVER to quit fast food

    If you need just one more good reason to kick your fast-food habit I’ve got a real doozy for you. And this one’s practically guaranteed to turn mouth-watering to gut-clenching faster than you can say, “Supersize it!” How does expired rotting meat strike you? I’m betting you’ve never even heard of Husi Food Co. before. I sure hadn’t. But there’s no doubt you’ve heard of some of the restaurants Husi Food supplies chicken meat to, they include McDonalds, StarBucks, KFC, Burger King, and Papa John’s. Continue reading →
  15. Build the best defense against deadly CRE superbugs

    I first warned you about carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) well over a year ago. On the superbug block, these nasty bugs are the worst of the worst… a true devil among demons. Like other superbug bullies, CRE is resistant to antibiotics. But CRE isn’t only resistant to the run-of-the-mill antibiotics, this ugly bug laughs in the face of the “last-resort” drug carbapenem. Now you may never have heard of carbapenem before—it’s not exactly a household name—and good luck pronouncing it (much less enterobacteriaceai!). But this life-saving drug is the antibiotic that docs turn to when nothing else works. And for many with critical infections it can literally mean the difference between life and death. Continue reading →
  16. Obamacare is taking on water and sinking fast

    You know that government tax subsidy carrot that they dangled in front of us to make Obamacare easier to swallow? It’s the one that was supposed to make that spiffy new healthcare insurance plan you were forced to buy affordable. Well, it turns out they’re flat-out illegal for most of us, according to a District of Columbia federal appeals court ruling this week. If you’re one of 4.7 million in the 36 states that didn’t set up their own exchanges… one of the ones that buckled under the pressure and bought insurance through the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov… the D.C. court says you’re not technically eligible for any subsidies the feds promised you. Believe it or not, it all appears to boil down to a single, poorly-written sentence by Congress that arguably says subsidies can only be provided to state-based exchanges. So, in other words, they had no right to offer you a break if you were in one of the 36 states that said “Heck no!” to Obamacare. Continue reading →
  17. Testosterone won't hurt your heart

    Testosterone proven safe, can protect the heart For a middle-aged man or older, it's practically a miracle: a simple safe and effective way to reverse some of most negative signs of aging. It can restore energy, increase muscle, help you to lose the spare tire around your middle and lift your mood. And perhaps most importantly of all, it can work wonders in the bedroom. Continue reading →
  18. Sugar can cause memory loss

    Eating sweets can rot your brain Sugar rots teeth. But it also rots something far more important: your brain cells. Diabetics have a higher risk of dementia because of their sky-high blood sugar levels -- but you don't have to be a diabetic yourself to suffer from the brain-rotting damage of sugar. Even slight elevations in blood sugar can cause memory problems. Continue reading →
  19. The sunshine vitamin may help reduce blood sugar and weight

    We already knew vitamin D was a superstar, but June sure was a banner month for the sunshine vitamin. Besides being linked to better blood pressure control and dropping your risk of an early death, new research finds that D could turn out to be the key to lowering your blood sugar AND your weight. It turns out that the sunshine vitamin treatments act on the brain to improve both weight and blood glucose control in the overweight, according to an animal study presented at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago. Continue reading →
  20. Low vitamin D linked to high blood pressure and early death

    “It’s as plain as the nose on your face.” My grandmother always delivered this little gem with a twinkle in her eye when I found myself struggling to wrap my noodle around something that should have been as obvious as…well… the nose on my face. It used to make me cringe. But I must admit that lately—when it comes to the obvious importance of vitamin D—I often feel like yelling it from the rooftops. Because, let’s be clear, low vitamin D could really affect your health. And this already obvious fact is becoming more and more obvious with each passing day. Continue reading →