Vaccines for the Brain

It’s that time of year again, flu season.? Millions will be getting their flu shots because their told they should by the medical establishment.? But, should you?? I know I won’t.

One of the world’s leading immunologists, Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, conducted studies that found that people who receive the flu vaccine yearly for three to five years increase their risk of Alzheimer’s disease tenfold.

He suggests the culprits are mercury and aluminum in the vaccines. Mercury and aluminum are directly toxic to brain cells and also over-stimulate the brain’s immune system. There is compelling evidence that this mechanism can trigger Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and autism spectrum disorders, as well as Gulf War Syndrome.?

In addition, the mercury in childhood vaccines, as well as adult vaccines such as flu vaccines, accumulates in the brain and is very difficult to remove. The idea of having yearly mercury injections is insane, to say the least, but millions still willingly line up for their annual flu shot.

NewsMax Health?Alert?

Is there any alternatives to getting vaccines?? How about eating a diet consisting of whole natural foods and exercising.

Bill Maher and Pharmaceuticals

I am not a big fan of Bill Maher’s.? He’s so off, wrong, most of the time it’s too painful for me to watch.? Yet, However devoid of logic his views are, they can be entertaining.? If you’ve ever seen his show you know that he ends with a short rant.? The following is Bill’s?take on exercise, pharmaceuticals and health in America.? Although serious in nature, he offers a hilarious slant.?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHXXTCc-IVg

Is the Pharmaceutical Industry paying U.S. Medical School Dept. Heads?

Taken from Vitamin Research Products online article Library:?

A new survey indicates that almost two thirds of department heads at U.S. medical schools have financial ties to drug companies.

The survey, conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was distributed to all 125 accredited medical schools and the nation’s largest teaching hospitals. A total of 459 of 688 eligible department chairs completed the survey.

The results indicated that many of the academic leaders at these institutions served as paid consultants to the pharmaceutical industry or accepted free meals and drinks from drug company representatives. Overall, 60 percent of the department heads had a personal financial relationship with the drug companies. Twenty-seven percent reported serving as a paid consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and an equivalent amount of respondents also reported serving on a drug company scientific advisory board. Furthermore, 21 percent of these academic leaders reported serving on speakers’ bureaus for the drug industry. Eleven percent of respondents were on the board of directors of companies involved in the medical industry. In short, the survey found that pharmaceutical companies are involved in every aspect of medical care.

The lead author of the study, Eric Campbell, pointed out that drug companies and makers of medical devices often take advantage of these academic connections to convince physicians to widely prescribe the companies’ products to patients, even if the products aren’t necessarily in the patients’ best interest. Campbell also co-authored a study last year, which found that these same links to drug companies occur on hospital review boards that oversee experiments on patients.?

Reference:

Campbell EG, Weissman JS, Ehringhaus S, Rao SR, Moy B, Feibelmann S, Goold SD. Institutional academic industry relationships. JAMA. 2007 Oct 17;298(15):1779-86.

The most effective ab exercise

Tons of people waste their money on expensive abdominal equipment every year, not knowing that some of the most effective AB exercises can be done without the aid of any fancy, high-priced machines.

According to several online sources, the bicycle maneuver is the most efficient ab exercise that we can do, because instead of only targeting one group of muscle, it can hit the entire abdominal family. ?

How to do the bicycle maneuver:

Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground. Put your hands beside your head. Bring your knees up to about a 45-degree angle and slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion. Touch your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee. Breathe evenly throughout the exercise.
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Now with any abdominal work, the most important thing to remember is that diet comes first. It makes no sense to work your abs once or twice a week and not have the proper diet. You might as well not work your abs at all.

More Reasons to Stay Away from Statins.

Pharmaceutical companies continue to push cholesterol lowering drugs.? And doctors, who are brain washed, continue to prescribe them with a vengeance.? This, despite the fact, the evidence has never supported their use and continues to show how detrimental to ones health they are.

The following is taken from Wise Traditions, 2007; 8(3).

Most serious is the accumulating evidence that cholesterol lowering is bad for our brains.? One new study indicates that a decline in total cholesterol levels precedes diagnosis of dementia by at least 15 years (Archives of Neurology 2007; 64:103-107).? Evidence that low levels of LDL-cholesterol are associated with Parkinson’s disease have become so strong that a team at the University of North Carolina is planning to explore the link with clinical trials involving thousands of subjects (Reuters, January 15, 2007).? Cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream is unavailable to the brain-both LDL and HDL are too large to pass the blood brain barrier, so cholesterol needed by the brain must be manufactured in the brain.? Statins, however, do pass the barrier and enter the brain where they can interfere with cholesterol production and set the scene for cognitive decline.

Better yourself

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

-William Faulkner

Getting to the bottom of high protein intake

In the October issue of Men’s Health, the mag debunks five nutrition myths concerning (among other things) protein intake, potatoes and salt. Among the five, the most interesting was Myth #1: “High protein intake is harmful to your kidneys.”

The mag reads:

The origin: back in 1983, researchers first discovered that eating more protein increases your “glomerular filtration rate,” or GFR. Think of GFR as the amount of blood your kidneys are filtering per minute. From this finding many scientists made the leap that a higher FGR places your kidneys under greater stress.

What science really shows: Nearly 2 decades ago, Dutch researchers found that while a protein-rich meal did boost GFR, it didn’t have an adverse effect on overall kidney function. In fact, there’s zero published research showing that downing hefty amounts of protein – specifically, up to 1.27 grams per pound of body weight a day – damages healthy kidneys.

The bottom line: As a rule of thumb, shoot to eat your target body weight in grams of protein daily. For example, if you’re a chubby 200 pounds and want to be a lean 180, then have 180 grams of protein a day. Likewise if you’re a skinny 150 pounds but want o be a muscular 180.

Anyone who has gotten sound nutrition advice has heard the, “One to 1.5 gram(s) of protein to pound is optimal” speech. I think the bottom line section in the Men’s Health article hits the nail on the head. If you’re a hard gainer looking to be 180, then shoot for 180 grams of protein a day. If you want to drop a few pounds and be a lean 180, then shoot for the same grams-per-day average.

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