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6 Health benefits of grounding for autoimmune disease

Bare feet of small child standing barefoot outdoors in nature, grounding concept.

(Natural News) Earthing, or grounding, is a therapeutic technique that offers many benefits. According to some, it can also help protect against harmful free radicals and autoimmune diseases.

What is grounding?

Throughout the majority of history, humans have slept on the ground, gone shoeless or worn footwear made from animal hides that allowed equilibration with the electrical potential of the earth.

However, these practices have been discarded as times advanced and many modern inventions made life easier. But some of these changes can be viewed as detrimental because people lost the pivotal energy transfer from the ground to the body.

Thankfully, the practice of grounding can help you enjoy certain health benefits.

Grounding or earthing is a therapeutic technique that involves different activities that help “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. This practice relies on earthing science and grounding physics to explain how electrical charges from the earth can offer certain benefits.

There are different types of grounding, but all of them focus on helping you reconnect to the earth.

You can do this through either direct or indirect contact like:

  • Lying on the ground, like in the grass at a park or on the sand at the beach
  • Walking barefoot in the grass on your lawn or on a sandy beach
  • Wading in water in a clear lake or swimming in the ocean
  • Using grounding equipment like grounding socks, grounding bands and patches, grounding sheets or blankets and grounding mats

While direct contact with the earth is optimal, using grounding equipment can help if you live in an area with inclement weather conditions or if you want to practice grounding in clinical settings. (Related: Don’t like to meditate? Try joyful grounding.)

Dangers of free radicals

The ground represents a reservoir of free and mobile electrons or negative charges. These charges can help neutralize the positively charged free radicals, or reactive oxygen species (ROS), that can cause cell damage and result in disease and degeneration.

Free radicals like hydrogen peroxide are inherently unstable compounds that are both byproducts of aerobic metabolism and synthesized through different physiochemical and pathological states.

While free radicals can be beneficial, in excess they cause oxidative stress, which is linked to autoimmune disease and other chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes mellitus, ischemic diseases (like coronary artery disease) and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Benefits of grounding

Grounding is a technique that doesn’t require expensive equipment and that offers benefits such as:

Blood sugar regulation

People with autoimmune diseases such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes because of common mechanistic pathways.

Blood sugar dysregulation and insulin resistance are also common predisposing factors in the onset of autoimmune disease. Research has found that practicing grounding over a three-day period can help decrease fasting glucose among people with diabetes who have poor glycemic control.

Endocrine balance

The over-production of inflammation-inciting cellular messengers called pro-inflammatory cytokines are a hallmark of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. They can activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which oversees your body’s stress response.

This can result in pro-inflammatory, autoimmune-exacerbating hormones overtaking anti-inflammatory hormones such as glucocorticoids, which can then cause an inflammatory cascade and tissue destruction.

Practicing grounding can help influence this often dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid axis.

Blood viscosity

Studies suggest that the majority of autoimmune disorders like Behcet’s syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are all accompanied by a greater risk of experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE), which are blood clots that form in deep veins.

Experts think that this is due to disturbances in the immune system and the fact that systemic inflammation “modulates thrombotic responses by suppressing fibrinolysis, upregulating procoagulant and downregulating anticoagulant.” These processes favor clot formation and prevent the degradation of blood clots.

But study findings suggest that healthy volunteers who tried grounding for two hours had significantly less aggregation of red blood cells, indicating a substantial reduction in blood clotting potential. The grounded volunteers also possessed greater zeta potential, which is a marker for the ability of red blood cells to repel each other.

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Smoking one cigarette a day and a regular tot of whisky: How couple stayed married for 86 years

An Article from over 10 years ago.....

A couple celebrated their 86th wedding anniversary yesterday and offered some words of advice.

Karam Chand, 106, who enjoys a daily cigarette and a regular tot of whisky, said: ‘Eat and drink what you want, but in moderation.’ The former mill worker added: ‘I have never held back from enjoying my life.’

While his 99-year-old wife Kartari is looking forward to getting her telegram from the Queen next year, she is conscious of the need to stay fit and healthy.

Happily ever after: Karam and Kartari Chand married in India in 1925 and moved to Britain in the Sixties

Happily ever after: Karam and Kartari Chand married in India in 1925 and moved to Britain in the Sixties

She added: 'We have always eaten good wholesome food, there's nothing artificial in our diet but things like ghee (clarified butter), milk and fresh yogurt are what we like.

'We know that being married for 86 years is a blessing, but equally we will be ready to go when it's time, it's all up to the will of God, but we really have lived a good life.' 

The couple from Bradford, West Yorkshire, have eight children, 27 grandchildren and  23 great-grandchildren.

They married in India in 1925 and moved to Britain in the Sixties.


'I have never held back from enjoying my life': Karam enjoys a daily cigarette and a regular tot of whisky

It is thought the couple could be the UK's longest married husband and wife.

Karam, who was born in a small rural village in northern India in 1905 kept with local custom of the time and married at a young age.

Katari was also born in the Punjabi district in 1912 and they married in typical Sikh ceremony in 1925.


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Survival medicine: 14 Natural alternatives to antibiotics

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(Natural News) The overuse of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance, which may be an issue when you are stuck in a long-term survival scenario and you don’t have access to medications.

If you are worried about antibiotic resistance, here are some natural alternatives to antibiotics. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com)

Apple cider vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple that is often used to make tangy salad dressings and vinaigrettes.

Studies have found that apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that can help kill or reduce the pathogen level of the bacteria that causes infections such as staph infections. It can also be used as an astringent to disinfect a wound.

Clove water

Clove water has been used in home remedies to treat common infections like mouth issues and intestinal issues. Data also suggests that cloves are antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.

It’s best to use fresh organic clove leaves. Soak them for 12 hours in clean drinking water. Strain the water before drinking it to treat mouth issues and internal issues.

If you aren’t used to taking clove water, do not apply the liquid to your skin. Common side effects of topically applied clove may include:

  • Erection problems
  • Itching, rash
  • Mild skin irritation
  • Trouble having an orgasm (delayed ejaculation)

Colloidal silver

Colloidal silver was used before antibiotics were invented and some people still use the former against bacteria and microbes. Colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles that have been suspended in a liquid.

You can use colloidal silver as a foot wash for athlete’s foot and as a mouth rinse for cold sores.

Exercise caution when ingesting colloidal silver because it may give your skin a permanent blue-grey hue.

Echinacea

Echinacea is used in traditional medicine to treat the common cold since it may help lessen the duration and severity of your cold symptoms.

You can use echinacea petals and leaves to make an infusion. Alternatively, you can make an echinacea decoction from the roots.

An echinacea infusion can be taken as a healing tea or as a supplement.

Garlic

Garlic is an effective alternative to antibiotics because allicin, the oil in garlic that gives it its strong flavor, also gives it its antibiotic properties.

There are several ways to use garlic. The easiest way is to chew on a peeled, raw clove. Doing this means the oil gets directly absorbed into your bloodstream through your mouth. If the flavor of raw garlic is too strong for you, add a bit of olive oil or honey.

Alternatively, you can make some garlic honey by crushing and blending a few cloves of garlic into some honey.

Ginger

Ginger is another powerful antibacterial alternative to antibiotics. Try using ginger as tea or crushed and mixed with honey for wound care.

To make ginger tea, boil several slices of fresh ginger root in water. Strain, then set aside to cool before drinking. Add a bit of honey if you don’t like the taste of plain ginger.

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Cranberries: Top 6 Benefits of These Antioxidant Superfruits

Did you know that cranberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit?

Cranberries - Dr. Axe

By Dr. Josh Axe

Did you know that cranberries contain one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit? That’s right — these incredible berries are loaded with health-promoting antioxidants, which help protect cells against free radical damage and aid in the prevention of chronic disease. (1) Cranberries should be a staple on every shopping list for many reasons, including their ability to reduce body-wide inflammation, boost immunity and more.

Ready to learn more about this powerful superfruit and how it can impact your health? Here’s what you need to know the cranberry.

Top 6 Benefits of Cranberries

  1. Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections
  2. Decrease Inflammation
  3. May Help Prevent Certain Cancers
  4. Improve Immune Function
  5. Benefit the Digestive Tract
  6. Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

1. Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

One of the most well-known cranberry benefits is its ability to act as a home remedy for urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are significantly more common in women than men due to the location of the urethra. They can affect any part of the urinary tract but occur most often in the bladder. (2)

Each year, it’s estimated that urinary tract infections account for about 7 million office visits in the U.S. alone. (3) The infection produces symptoms of frequent, urgent or painful urination, which is sometimes accompanied by abdominal pain or blood in the urine. Most UTIs are caused by a harmful bacteria called Escherichia coli (or E. coli).

Cranberry fruit is thought to contain specific compounds that prevent bacteria from attaching to the inner surface of the urinary tract or bladder. (4) For this reason, many health professionals recommend drinking one to two glasses of 100 percent pure, unsweetened or lightly sweetened cranberry juice a day to aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections. Studies offer evidence that women who drink cranberry juice frequently may suffer fewer symptomatic urinary tract infections. (56)

Cranberry juice, capsules and tablets are good alternatives to antibiotics, which come with a slew of adverse side effects like yeast infections, digestive issues and antibiotic resistance. When reviewers compared cranberry juice, capsules or tablets with a placebo or water for the prevention of UTIs in a variety of populations, results showed that over a 12-month period, cranberry products reduced the overall incidence of UTIs by 35 percent. They also cut the annual rate of new infections by 39 percent in women with recurring UTIs. (7)

2. Decrease Inflammation

Inflammation is at the root of many chronic conditions, including heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes and more. Fortunately, anti-inflammatory foods like cranberries can help naturally combat inflammation thanks to their rich content of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are compounds found in foods with vibrant colors, such as the dark red color of cranberries or the rich blue/purple color of blueberries. All berries help fight free radicals thanks to their antioxidant content, but cranberries are one of the top sources.

Inflammation can occur when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, working to rid the body of toxins that may come from an unhealthy diet, pollution or other factors. A diet low in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory foods results in an abundance of free radicals within the body. Free radicals are a type of compound that can build up over time, causing inflammation and oxidative damage to cells. Plus, they up the risk of chronic disease. Loading up on antioxidant-rich foods like cranberries is an easy way to fight the effects of free radicals and relieve inflammation.

3. May Help Prevent Certain Cancers

Research shows that cranberries contain cancer-fighting substances that may be helpful in preventing the growth of breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cells. In fact, both human and animal studies show that cranberries may help slow tumor progression and block the growth of cancer cells. (89) Coupled with their potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, cranberries may help lower the risk of some of the most common types of cancers. That’s why they are considered cancer-fighting foods.

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Is Sea of Galilee suddenly blinding people?

29 hospitalized with cornea lesions that characterize dangerous parasite

The Sea of Galilee in Israel (Image by Heather Truett from Pixabay)

The Sea of Galilee in Israel (Image by Heather Truett from Pixabay)


The Healing Benefits of Red Meat

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What if you ate predominantly red meat - for weeks, months and even years?  What effect might it have on your health? Be prepared for the unexpected as this orthopedic surgeon describes how six years on a carnivore eating plan has transformed his health and athletic performance.  A red meat-only diet can be uniquely beneficial for some people, especially those struggling with autoimmune diseases, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic pain and mental health disorders.  One of the primary benefits of a carnivore diet — as long as you focus on red meat and limit chicken and pork — is that it’s a really low in omega-6 fat, which is he most harmful type of fat and a primary driver of chronic disease.


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The Myths of the Bible: Vegetarianism is God's Diet

By Bob Barney

The Plain Truth

1Over the years that I have spent studying the words of God which we of course find in the Bible, I have come to see a plethora of ideas scholars embrace about the Bible that just simply are not true. The Rapture for example is one of them. There is not one single reference in the Bible that shows people are raptured before the great tribulation, NOT A ONE. The Bible however is very clear that we all rise from the dead when Jesus returns and not one second before. The same mistaken dogma has led most people to believe that we either go to heaven or hell when we die; absolutely not true. We all die, yes, but Christian and sinner alike go to the grave UNTIL Christ returns.

Vegetarianism

Another subject that everyone universally believes in is that there was no death in the garden of Eden.

They love the quote of 1 Cor 15:21: "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead".  KJV

Many Christians believe that all the animals in Eden were vegetarians and that there was no death that occurred at all. Believe it or not, the meaning of this Bible verse only applies to humans, not animals. Before we dig into more scripture, let's examine some flaws in the idea that there was no death of animals in Eden. If rats and mice had no natural enemies, how were their populations controlled? Same thing with mosquito's, lice, ticks and fleas? What happens when a species such as deer's population explodes due to man's misguided laws of banning hunting in America? We see an out-of-control dangerous response as well with the ticks they carry, of which many cause untold human misery and death. Look at Lyme disease alone, in its 19 forms, is a killer!

You may reply, “God controlled their populations, and they did not bare offspring, more than two per couple.” Sounds like a Communist Chinese population control scheme destined to fail, but the Bible clearly states that God said to all animals, “Be fruitful and multiply,” and to reproduce “after their own kind,”. This does however present a logistical problem. Oops. We understand the words “fruitful” and “multiply.” It means two made four that made eight that made two hundred and forty and so on! With no death, we have a bunch of rats eating the corn! If there were one of every species of animal in Eden, there would be at least 12-15 million pairs of animals. If each healthy, adult pair had an average of just one offspring per year, there would be at least several billion offspring after just 12 years! And in 50 years, there would be over 30 trillion! And in 1000 years.......... You get the idea. So, did Adam have to fail in order to bring reproduction to a halt in just a few years? I think not. Even if we factor in war, death, disease, abortion, and accidents, we humans have been able to produce some 6 billion people in less than 6,000 years. We need to use our noggin that God gave us. His words say what they mean and mean what they say. 

The physiology of humans and animals have not changed since creation. If wolves were to eat straw, as some believe (and yes there is a quote that the lion will eat straw) why did God give them teeth to rip into flesh? Also, why do some animals, including humans. have both carnivorous teeth and herbivore molars – thus making them omnivores? Did God plan for Adam to sin with what he chose to ingest and thus just played a game with the first couple knowing they had to sin? I think not. The teeth do not lie. The digestion systems of meat-eating lions and grass eating cows are plain as day, made by God to digest certain foods. God intended these animals to live a life to match their teeth, their guts and their instincts.

On a side note, one that most people do not realize, Adam and Eve's time in the garden was very short.  We know this because God also commanded that they be "fruitful, and multiply."   I have read some 'scholars' make the claim that Adam and Eve could have been in the garden for years before the fall and that just cannot be true.  God made Eve into a baby factory.  She was probably the most fertile of all women! Why? Because she was made perfect in order to bare children.   Realizing this, we see that the time in the garden could not have been more than 9 months as she bore her first child after being thrown out of garden!  Some early apocryphal books claim the time spent in the garden was merely a week!  That makes more sense to me. Regarding foods they may have chosen to eat, it is possible they may not have consumed meat in that time but that doesn't change the fact that they were permitted to.  

This leads us to the possibility that the death that Adam brought to the world was HUMAN DEATH, not animal death, and that is exactly what Paul meant. This is not new concept. Catholic Saint Thomas Aquinas disagreed with those who hold that in Paradise animals were all tame and herbivorous and he notes that only human nature changed as a result of human sin and not the nature of animals. Thus, there were carnivorous animals on the earth and brought into the Garden of Eden to see what Adam would name them. He writes:

“In the opinion of some, those animals which now are fierce and kill others, would, in that state, have been tame, not only in regard to man, but also in regard to other animals. But this is quite unreasonable. For the nature of animals was not changed by man's sin, as if those whose nature now it is to devour the flesh of others, would then have lived on herbs, as the lion and falcon. Nor does Bede's gloss on Genesis 1:30, say that trees and herbs were given as food to all animals and birds, but to some. Thus, there would have been a natural antipathy between some animals [Summa Theologiae I:96:1 ad 2]. 

Aquinas held that it was not all death that entered the world through man's sin, but human death. In his view, animals could kill and did kill and eat each other before the Fall. I believe he was right. Note that he spoke in terms of human death and resurrection--specifically of death and resurrection coming to those who are "in Adam" and "in Christ". "For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive"~ 1 Cor 15:22.

The Christian faith does not envision animals fitting those descriptions.

The Apostle Paul also seems to be speaking of human death entering the world.

The same is true of the parallel passage in Romans: “Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned” [Rom. 5:12].

 

The Millennium Will Be a Return to Eden:

 

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Studies: Daylight Saving Time Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

On Nov. 4, daylight saving time ends and clocks get turned back one hour.
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Daylight saving time brings extra daylight and seems harmless, but researchers say it hides a hidden danger: Daylight saving time brings a higher chance of having a stroke or heart attack.

On Nov. 6, daylight saving time ends and clocks get turned back one hour. And while there has been some debate over the necessity of the practice, the health consequences have been overlooked.

The risk of having a stroke goes up 8 percent during the first two days after the beginning of daylight saving time, according to one Finnish study.

In Sweden, researchers found an average 6.7 percent greater risk of heart attack in the three days after we set clocks forward an hour in the spring. Inspired by that finding, a group of U.S. researchers conducted their own study and determined that heart attack risk jumped 24 percent the Monday after switching over to daylight saving time. That risk then tapered off over the remainder of the week.




The Plain Truth about Health Care Costs that they don't want you to know!

By Bob Barney: First published on Nov 17, 2009

CommunismLast night in the middle of the night under the cover of darkness, when evil commonly reigns, the US House of Representatives who are currently under Democratic rule, passed the most comprehensive, expensive, and most intrusive piece of legislation in the history of this republic. From paying for abortions to putting people in jail for five years for refusing to buy healthcare insurance, this bill is based on the lies, corruption, downright malfeasance, and the abuse of power! The real cost of healthcare in America is a scandal that you will not easily find anywhere else except for this story on The Plain Truth. Do yourself favor and try to search for healthcare cost of homosexual diseases. It will be hard to find the information that I am providing for you from any Google search and that is because the politically correct, homosexually led Congress is lying about the true cost of health insurance.


 Lies, lies, and damn lies! That is what your elected leaders are feeding you! Are you aware that 34% of the American population is obese? You probably are aware because the news is filled with the cost of obesity on the American health care system. Yet are you aware that obese Americans consume only 9% of the health care cost of this nation? 34% of the population cost our health care system just 9% of its health care dollars spent!

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'Was it the jabs?': Republican lawmaker dies suddenly

'When was he last boosted with the jab of death?'

A U.S. Navy corpsman administers a U.S. Marine with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 15, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rachel K. Young-Porter)

A U.S. Navy corpsman administers a U.S. Marine with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 15, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rachel K. Young-Porter)


As The Plain Truth Told You in 2020 - COVID 19 was a scam- Death Figures simply made up!

Bob Barney:

The Plain Truth was on the factual side of the covid scare.  Do a web search on The Plain Truth and COVID hysteria.  We warned that everything the media was telling you was a lie. Fox News lied as much as the rest.  Doctors lied.  Politicians lied, and China was blamed for a pandemic that did not exist. A man made (probably American-made) pandemic at that!  Dr Mercola writes:

        Do you really understand your risk of dying from COVID-19? According to The Hill,1 a poll taken in mid-August 2020 showed “Americans have a significant misunderstanding of the risk of death from COVID-19 when it comes to different age groups.”

        On average, Americans were under the impression that people under the age of 44 made up about 30% of deaths, when the actual figure was less than 3%. At the time, 58% of those polled who were between the ages of 18 and 24 also said they feared “significant health consequences” were they to get infected, when in reality this age group accounted for a mere 0.1% of COVID deaths.

        Similar stats were found in April 2021, when the Washington Examiner reported on polls showing “COVID-19 alarmism” had resulted in 18- to 24-year-olds being the “most anxious about resuming normal life — despite being by far the least at risk from COVID-19.”2

        At the time, the reported death rate among this group was 0.006%, yet half reported being nervous about interacting socially. Meanwhile, in the highest-risk group, those 55 and older, only 31% were nervous about social interactions; 65% were not.

        Has anything changed? Anecdotally, it seems mask wearers these days are primarily young (and seemingly healthy) people, while the majority of older individuals have embraced the freedom to breathe freely again.

        Based on a new preprint analysis by professor John Ioannidis, there’s really no reason for anyone to live in fear anymore, regardless of your age, as your risk of dying from COVID is — and always was — minuscule across the board.

Here are the rest of the stats you were lied about:

Ioannidis’ paper,3,4 posted on the preprint server medRxiv October 13, 2022, looked at pre-jab national seroprevalence studies to ascertain the age-stratified infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 in people between the ages of birth and 69. As noted in the abstract:

“The infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 among non-elderly people in the absence of vaccination or prior infection is important to estimate accurately, since 94% of the global population is younger than 70 years and 86% is younger than 60 years.

In systematic searches in SeroTracker and PubMed ... we identified 40 eligible national seroprevalence studies covering 38 countries with pre-vaccination seroprevalence data.

For 29 countries (24 high-income, 5 others), publicly available age-stratified COVID-19 death data and age-stratified seroprevalence information were available and were included in the primary analysis.”

Based on these data, the authors came up with the following median IFRs:

Birth to 19 years: 0.0003% = 3 out of 1,000,000 infected were dying

20 to 29 years: 0.003% = 3 out of 100,000 infected were dying

30 to 39 years: 0.011% = 1.1 out of 10,000 infected were dying

40 to 49 years: 0.035% = 3.5 out of 10,000 infected were dying

50 to 59 years: 0.129% = 1.3 out of 1,000 infected were dying

60 to 69 years: 0.501% = 1 out of 200 infected were dying

 

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Dirty hospitals are spreading superbugs to patients

The stakes are too high to settle for the dirty status quo. A hospital patient who contracts a superbug faces a far higher risk of death than another patient with the same medical problem who doesn't get infected.

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By Betsy McCaughey

Hospital rooms, operating rooms and medical equipment are so inadequately cleaned that any patient going into a hospital is at risk of getting a deadly superbug. That's true even if you're going for the happiest reason of all: to give birth.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest data shows alarming increases in the most dangerous superbugs: Acinetobacter up 78%, Candida auris up 60% and notorious MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) up 13% year over year.

When you're a patient, which room or bed you're put in largely determines your risk of getting infected. If the previous occupant had an infection, your danger of getting infected with the same organism goes up 583% – almost sixfold, according to Columbia School of Nursing research.

Cleaning is so shoddy that the previous patient's germs are still lurking.

Unlike the COVID virus, which spreads primarily through air, the bacterial and fungal organisms terrorizing hospitals are spread by touch and can last for weeks and months on surfaces. Masks are useless against most superbugs.

In Washington, D.C., politicians and drug companies are pushing legislation, such as the Pasteur Act, that will incentivize companies to invest in new weapons against superbugs. "We're playing with fire if we don't pass" it soon, said Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., one of the bill's sponsors.

Sorry, but that's a long-term strategy. Patients who need hospitalization today, or this year, can't wait for drugs that aren't even in the pipeline yet.

Hospitals should be laser-focused on the strategy that will produce immediate results: rigorous cleaning and disinfection. Yet that is missing from the conversation.

Hospital mattresses are so contaminated with bodily fluids that placing a patient in a bed occupied even 90 days earlier by someone with C. diff (Clostridium difficile, the most common hospital infection) puts the new patient at risk, according to Dr Lucy Witt of Emory University.

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CDC Panel Votes to Add Covid-19 Vaccine to Recommended Childhood Schedule

“Thanks to @GovRonDeSantis, COVID mandates are NOT allowed in FL, NOT pushed into schools, & I continue to recommend against them for healthy kids,” he said.

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A CDC panel unanimously voted on Wednesday to add the Covid-19 vaccine to the recommended childhood schedule

The decision from the agency’s advisory committee (ACIP) would add the Covid-19 shot to the public health agency’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Fifteen voting members of mostly scientific or medical expert backgrounds make up the panel and are responsible for making vaccine recommendations. All of the panelists are chosen by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after an application and nomination process.

The ACIP’s Wednesday recommendation now goes to CDC Director Rochelle Walenksy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for approval. Once approved, the advice will be included in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a publication of public health information.

“As we’ll be discussing today and tomorrow, the incorporation of the COVID-19 vaccine in the immunization schedule and the vaccines for children or VFC program is an important step in the inclusion of COVID-19 vaccines in a routine vaccination program,” Dr. Sara Oliver, member of the CDC’s ACIP, said.

The CDC immunization schedule is a guideline for states to adopt if they choose. It is not mandated nationally, according to the CDC. Some states may opt to make the Covid-19 vaccine a condition of attending public school.

“State laws establish vaccination requirements for school children,” the CDC website says. “These laws often apply not only to children attending public schools but also to those attending private schools and day care facilities.”

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Can’t Make This Up – Moderna CEO Announces Development of New mRNA “Injection” to Repair Heart Muscle After a Heart Attack

And – surprise, surprise – Bancel reminds you that taking the boosters will help you get back to a “normal life” ...How reassuring.

By Julian Conradson

Ever since the experimental Covid-19 ‘vaccine’ was introduced, a staggering and horrifying phenomenon has been sweeping the Western world. We have seen it happen to athletesperformersmusiciansnews anchorssoldiershigh schoolershealthcare workersrandom peoplepoliticians, and so on. People have been dropping to the ground like flies because of heart-related issues that are, in virtually every case, caused by an adverse reaction to the mRNA jab.

It’s undeniable; the rise in these life-threatening incidents has a clear and proven culprit (as numerous studies have shown a clear link between the mRNA spike protein and the litany of complications that are arising). not only that, but people are dying at an unprecedented rate. The evidence has become so overwhelming that, as of this week, Florida’s Surgeon General has even come out and recommended that people refrain from taking the vaccine because it causes a massive 84% spike in cardiac-related death in males aged 18-39.


CDC warns: Frozen falafel balls responsible for E. coli outbreak

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Falafel balls (Photo by Anton on Unsplash)

By Joe Kovacs

(ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) -- The U.S .Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against the use of frozen falafel balls due to suspicions that they may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

According to the CDC, "Epidemiologic data show that Earth Grown brand frozen falafel sold at ALDI stores may be contaminated with E. coli O121 and may be making people sick."

As of last week, 20 people had been infected with the strain, across six states. Illness reports ranged from July 13, 2022, to September 13, 2022, and the ages of the sick individuals from less than one year old to 71 years, with a median age of 31. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of those affected are female, CDC added.

 


Woman gives birth after menopause reversed with transplant of 20-year frozen ovary

Healthy baby girl named 'Eshkar,' meaning 'gift'

    Tzvia, the Israeli woman who gave birth after reversing her menopause by transplanting part of her ovary which had been frozen for 20 years, with her baby and her physician Prof. Ariel Revel. (courtesy of Prof. Ariel Revel)


Facebook actually worsens your mental health, study finds

Data show 20% rise in anxiety-disorder reports

By WND News Services

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The study on "Social Media and Mental Health," led by Dr. Roee Levy of the Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University together with colleagues Prof. Alexey Makarin and Prof. LuTca Braghieri, zeroed in on the mental health trends of U.S. college students, the network's original target demographic, during the first two-and-a-half years of its operation (2004-2006).

A detailed examination of data showed a correlation between a "statistically significant worsening in mental health symptoms, especially depression and anxiety" and the rapid introduction of the social media network.

A detailed examination of data showed a correlation between a "statistically significant worsening in mental health symptoms, especially depression and anxiety" and the rapid introduction of the social media network.
 
Some of the benchmarks include a 20% rise in those who reported anxiety disorders; an increase of 25% to 27% in the proportion of students expected to experience moderate to severe depression; an additional 7% of students experienced "severe depression" since gaining access to the network.
The introduction of Facebook, the study found, led to increased utilization of mental healthcare services.

New study reveals No. 1 cause of pregnancy-related deaths

'The majority were preventable'

 

By Laurel Duggan
Daily Caller News Foundation

Mental health issues were the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths from 2017 to 2019, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Tuesday.

Of all pregnancy-related deaths, 22.7% were related to suicide, overdose, substance abuse or other mental health factors, according to the CDC. Mental health issues represented nearly double the second-leading cause, hemorrhage (13.7%), which was followed by cardiac and coronary conditions (12.8%) and infections (9.2%).

The report paints a much clearer picture of pregnancy-related deaths in this country,” Wanda Barfield, M.D., director of CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health said in a press relese. “The majority of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, highlighting the need for quality improvement initiatives in states, hospitals, and communities that ensure all people who are pregnant or postpartum get the right care at the right time.”

White women had the highest percentage of mental health-related deaths at 34.8%, followed by Hispanic (24.1%), black (7%) and Asian (3.1%) women, the study found.

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Parasitic worm that causes cancer-mimicking disease appears in U.S., those living near dogs be extra aware

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A rare, potentially deadly parasitic disease that's endemic to Europe and Asia has been rising in Canada, underscoring the importance of strong border security.

Alveolar echinococcosis, a disease caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, was likely brought over to North America by dogs from Europe, according to Gizmodo.   Domestic dogs and wild canines such as coyotes are the preferred carriers of this dangerous parasite, but humans could also become infected through their interactions with their pets, so dog owners should be on alert.  Fortunately, scientists say it is rare for humans to contract alveolar echinococcosis.

 

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Do you REALLY need to walk 10,000 steps a day?

Magic number was invented in a clever Japanese marketing ploy after the 1964 Olympics... and six decades later there's still 'NO evidence' to back it

You would be forgiven for assuming it was borne out of decades of painstaking research into the precise number of steps needed to keep our body in tip-top condition. It was, however, a clever marketing ploy by a Japanese company trying to sell pedometers in the wake of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. At that time, there was an increased focus on fitness in the host nation and firms had tried to capitalise on the craze surrounding the Games (pictured, an advert for the original gadget)

But where did the magical number even come from?

You would be forgiven for assuming it was borne out of decades of painstaking research into the precise number of steps needed to keep our body in tip-top condition.

It was, however, a clever marketing ploy by a Japanese company trying to sell pedometers in the wake of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. At that time, there was an increased focus on fitness in the host nation and firms had tried to capitalise on the craze surrounding the Games. 

One campaign involved the marketing of Yamasa's pedometer called the Manpo-kei, which literally means '10,000 steps metre' in Japanese. 

But the arbitrary figure was never grounded in science. Instead, the number was selected because the benchmark was a nice, round memorable figure. 

Professor Tom Yates, one of the world's leading experts in the field of physical activity and sedentary behaviour at the University of Leicester, told MailOnline: 'There was no evidence for it to start with.'

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More than 10,000 Nurses Launch Largest Nursing Strike in U.S. History

'Hospital executives with million-dollar salaries have created a crisis of retention and care'

By WND News Services

Nurses on strike in Minnesota in September 2022.(Courtesy Minnesota Nurses)

Nurses on strike in Minnesota in September 2022.(Courtesy Minnesota Nurses)


New Research Shows Strange Bodily Phenomenon Beginning In 2020

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Embalmers around the country are reportedly finding staggering increases in the number of corpses presenting with “fibrous” clots post-mortem.

Alabama funeral director Richard Hirschman told The Epoch Times that, prior to 2020, he found these clots in around 5% to 10% of the bodies he embalmed. This number has since increased to between 50% and 70%, Hirschman said. According to results from a lab in Texas, clots lack a number of key health markers for human blood, including iron, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. This suggests that the clots were not formed in blood, but further research is needed to identify the root cause and origin of these clots in bodies, The Epoch Times continued.

The clots range in size and are long, worm-like and can stretch from a few inches to several feet long, according to The Epoch Times. Preliminary research suggests that the clots are predominantly made of protein cells, and that the production of the clots is brought about by spike proteins in the body, according to statements made to the outlet.

A number of embalmers spoke with The Epoch Times, including Wallace Hooker, who suggested that less skilled embalmers might not find the clots while draining the body of blood. (RELATED: Germany Reports More Blood Clot Cases Associated With AstraZeneca Vaccine)

While some of the embalmers were quick to note there could be a relation between the clots, COVID-19 and/or the COVID-19 vaccines, most suggested this as a cause without having conducted the necessary scientific investigation to confirm their hypothesis, according to The Epoch Times.

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Scientists use diamonds for skin treatments, eliminating need for biopsies

Much like trucks making deliveries, they can deliver various medications to intended targets

By WND News Services

(Photo by Bas van den Eijkhof on Unsplash)

(Photo by Bas van den Eijkhof on Unsplash)

(ISRAEL365 NEWS) -- The skin is one of the largest and most accessible organs in the human body, but penetrating its deep layers for medicinal and cosmetic treatments still eludes science.

Although there are some remedies — such as nicotine patches to stop smoking — administered through the skin, this method of treatment is rare since the particles that penetrate must be no larger than 100 nanometers (one-thousandth of a centimeter).

Creating effective tools using such tiny particles is a great challenge. Because the particles are so small and difficult to see, it is equally challenging to determine their exact location inside the body – information necessary to ensure that they reach the intended target tissue. Today such information is obtained through invasive, often painful, biopsies.

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