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Bacteria help kids stay healthy! March 30, 2014

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By: Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden

Breaking news: Bacteria help kids stay healthy! In a study published this month in the Journal of Pediatrics, scientist found that daily probiotics help toddlers avoid certain infections. Researchers enrolled 300 children, ages 6 months to 36 months, in day care centers in a double-blinded study. Half of the children received placebos and half received probiotics.

For the children who received probiotics, it was found that there was a reduction in frequency and duration of diarrhea episodes. And surprisingly, there was also a reduction in respiratory tract infections in the children who took probiotics.

The children in the study received the probiotic Lactobaccillus reuteri daily for three months. In addition to the already-mentioned health benefits, the study found a reduction in the number of doctor visits, antibiotic use, absenteeism from day school and parental absenteeism from work.

Other studies on probiotics have found that probiotics may help in reducing acute diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, atopic eczema, tooth decay, C. diff. bacteria colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, including pouchitis.

So what is this miracle drug? Probiotics are live microorganisms numbering over 100 trillion, including over 500 bacterial species, which normally reside in the human intestinal tract. These microorganisms help in digestion, provide the body with nutrients, help the immune system and help keep harmful microorganisms in check.

Common probiotics are Lactobacillus bulgaris, Streptococcus thermophiles, Lactobacillus acidophilus and casei, and Bifidobacteria. One can maintain a healthy balance of these “good bacteria” in the body by taking products which contain live and active cultures of these bacteria. These can include the pill and liquid probiotic supplements, as well as foods such as yogurt, and fermented foods such as brewer’s yeast, miso, sauerkraut or micro algae.

If you need additional nondairy yogurt options, yogurts made from rice, soy and coconut milk are available on the market. Some of these can contain added probiotics that provide the same benefits as regular yogurt. To ensure that you are getting the benefit of the probiotics in the foods that you are eating, pick those that state “live and active cultures” on the label. Also look for supplements that are not close to their expiration date, as the live bacteria dwindle over time.

Retrieved from: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/03/28/3027893/integrative-medicine-probiotics.html

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It’s Time for a New Approach to Mammograms February 13, 2014

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By: Charles J Wright


When first introduced four decades ago, breast cancer screening with mammography was widely regarded as an important tool in the fight against a terrible disease. It seemed obvious that the earlier it could be diagnosed the more lives could be saved. Aggressive treatment, it was thought, would prevent the cancer from spreading through the body. A huge amount of research evidence since then has slowly and painfully led to a different conclusion.

It is now clear that the benefits of screening mammography have been greatly exaggerated and the serious adverse effects all but ignored in the enthusiasm to support breast screening programs. It’s time for these programs to be reconsidered.

It must be emphasized that this is the case for population screening of healthy women, not those with extra high risk factors.

This is a very unpleasant message for modern developed societies where three generations of women have been led to believe that regular mammograms will save their lives and where an enormous related industry has been built up, but it is time to face the facts.

Unscientific opinions and powerful vested interests abound on this subject, so it is essential to focus on well-conducted studies from independent sources to summarize the evidence. One of the most trusted of these, the Cochrane Collaboration, has been studying screening mammography intensively. Its most recent bulletin states that the benefit of screening 2,000 women regularly for 10 years is that one woman may have her life prolonged. Of the other 1,999 women, at least 200 will have false positive mammograms leading to biopsies and surgery, and at least 10 women will be falsely diagnosed with breast cancer and consequently subjected to unnecessary surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

This problem, called over-diagnosis, occurs when a biopsy reveals microscopic cells that are currently labeled as “cancer” by the pathologist, but with uncertain potential to cause any significant problem for the patient in the future. The “c” word inevitably causes fear and distress for the patient and an aggressive treatment plan from the doctors. This is now widely recognized, even by the U.S. National Cancer Institute which has recently recommended that these uncertain “cancers” should instead be labeled “IDLE” (indolent lesions) until research can help us differentiate those that need treatment from those that do not.

Now we have more evidence. The Canadian National Breast Cancer Screening Study published this week in the British Medical Journal, and widely reported in the international media, solidly confirms that there is no upside to breast screening healthy women in terms of mortality benefit in exchange for the downside of all the adverse consequences. In this study, 90,000 women aged 40-59 were randomly allocated to the mammography screening program or to annual physical examination only, with follow up to 25 years. The mortality was the same in both groups (500 in the first group and 505 in the second).

Adverse consequences from screening can include false negatives (a cancer is growing but missed by the mammogram), and potentially cancer-causing cumulative X-ray exposure. Not to mention the anxiety, pain and discomfort that women experience with the procedure and the huge cost of these programs to the health care system.

This new study, along with the Cochrane analysis, represent the beginning of a growing consensus among scientists and clinical epidemiologists that the evidence no longer supports population screening of healthy women with mammography. Several prominent female U.K. doctors have gone public about choosing not to have breast cancer screening, including the editor of the BMJ, the past president of the Royal College of GPs, and the professor of obstetrics at King’s College London.

Nobody can be happy about all of this disappointing news with its serious public, professional and political implications, but surely we cannot ignore it. The hope that breast screening could cause a reduction in the mortality from this terrible disease was at first well placed 40 years ago, but it is no longer possible to advocate for an intervention that carries such a tiny (if any) likelihood of benefit along with such a huge burden of harmful consequences.

The very essence of science is about seeking truth through the constant cycle of evidence, analysis and revision. In response to a hostile question, John Maynard Keynes famously remarked “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” We should heed that lesson here.

It may take a long time to dispel the false hope that has been given to women with mammogram screening, but the very least and immediate response should be the development of a mandatory consent form for women to sign before screening that distinguishes the most recent and overwhelming evidence from the current inappropriate enthusiasm. Women would then be empowered to make an informed choice.

Public health agencies should also consider a comprehensive plan for public re-education about screening mammography, followed by the gradual dismantling of population breast screening programs across the country.

Retrieved from: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/now-that-we-know-mammograms-are-flawed-its-time-to-change-course/article16847982/

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Legumes May Aid Glycemic Control, Cut Lipids October 23, 2012

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By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Published: October 22, 2012

Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner

Eating more legumes such as beans and chickpeas helped improve  glycemic control and lowered total cholesterol and triglycerieds in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers found.

In a randomized controlled trial, patients who ate at least an additional cup of legumes per day had a greater reduction in HbA1c than patients who increased their insoluble fiber consumption for 3 months (-0.5% versus -0.3%, P<0.001), David Jenkins, MD, PhD, of the University of Toronto, and colleagues reported online in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Foods with a low glycemic index (GI) have been shown to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, and legumes — such as beans, chickpeas, and lentils — were among the first foods recognized to have low GI values.

They’ve been recommended in many nutrition therapy guidelines for diabetes, but their effects on glycemic control and other parameters still remain controversial, researchers say.

So Jenkins and colleagues randomized 121 patients with type 2 diabetes to one of two diets for 3 months: a low-GI legume diet that required them to eat at least a cup of legumes per day, or to a diet that increased their intake of insoluble fiber via consumption of whole wheat products.

The primary outcome was change in HbA1c, with a secondary endpoint of calculated coronary heart disease risk.

The difference they found in HbA1c reduction remained significant after adjustment for body weight change, they reported (P=0.005).

In terms of cardiac parameters, they found that the legume diet significantly lowered mean total cholesterol (-8 mg/dL, P<0.001) and triglycerides (-22 mg/dL, P<0.001), without any changes in HDL cholesterol levels.

The insoluble fiber diet increased average HDL cholesterol levels (2 mg/dL, P=0.004), although the reasons for this are unclear, given that such an association hasn’t been seen before in the literature, the researchers noted.

And the legume diet reduced blood pressure and heart rate relative to the high insoluble fiber diet, they added.

Thus, the legume diet overall reduced heart risk significantly more than the insoluble fiber diet (-0.8%, P=0.003), and the researchers concluded that incorporating legumes into a low-GI diet can help improve glycemic control and reduce heart risk.

In an accompanying editorial, Marion Franz, MS, RD, questioned whether the modest benefits come from the dietary components or from a reduced energy intake overall.

She warned that low-GI diet has been controversial, with some smaller studies showing a benefit in terms of improved glycemic control but larger studies showing no such benefit.

Franz conceded that legumes are part of a healthy diet for diabetics and the general population, but “whether people with diabetes can eat the amount necessary to improve glycemic control is debatable, and, if legumes do improve glycemia, is it because of their low GI or high soluble fiber content?”

She concluded that nutrition therapy for diabetes is effective but “just as there is no one medication or insulin regimen appropriate for all persons with diabetes, there is no one nutrition therapy intervention.”

Action Points

  • Eating more legumes such as beans and chickpeas may help improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, a study has found.
  • Note that the legume diet significantly lowered mean total cholesterol and triglycerides, without any changes in HDL cholesterol levels.

Article retrieved from: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/DietNutrition/35491

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Why the Doctor’s Data v Barrett case is important to North America… September 23, 2010

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The US health care system is in tatters. It is total crap, run by
crooks and idiots, who on their best day, either by design, or
stupidity, cannot find any solutions. The “War on Cancer” has been
running almost 39 years – and we are not even close to official
answers – because the “war” is intentionally designed to fail.

The US health care system, itself, is the number one killer of
Americans. Health problems that could, and should, have been solved
years ago, like autism, diabetes and heart disease tear our society

Why is this happening? Because the system generates way too much
money the way it is. No one within the system wants change. And, “the
system” has built in defense mechanisms designed to kill threats to

One of those built in mechanisms is the “quackbuster” operation, a
cleverly designed process whereby virtually any treatment, lab test,
device, author, practitioner, or idea that is outside of the current
US health care “status quo” gets systematically rolled in excrement,
so to speak, and publicly held up to ridicule by a mostly hidden
group. The flagship for this operation is Quackwatch.com and its
aging, bitter, loser, Stephen Barrett.

But there is much more to the “quackbuster” operation than Barrett.
Why do I say that? Because, although Barrett intentionally publicly
paints his enemies with sewage, no one would care what this rabid old
fart has to say if his material never floated to the top of search
engines. But it does – and it is not by accident.

In short, Obamacare, nor any other current health care solution, on
the table, proposed by the “thinkers,” is going to help North
Americans for one simple reason. The proposed solutions fail, at
first, to identify the real problems of North American Health Care –
and that problem is that we are on a maintenance of symptom system
rather than a cure system.

In short, Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke, Autism, Cerebral
Palsy, and more can all be beaten right now with existing science and
technology – but all of that science and technology is blocked, and
its proponents intentionally smeared in the public’s eye.

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Are Skeptic Organizations Preventing Scientific Advancement April 28, 2010

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Most of the great scientific advancements in the world have been fought and resisted by skeptic organizations. Many of the people who belong to these groups are members of the academic community which is responsible for teaching future scientists. How does one devote themselves to the skeptic societies of the world and at the same time play a role in future advancements? It seems to be a contradiction in thinking.

When manned flight was first witnessed the top Scientific magazines at the time claimed it was a major hoax. In the late 1800’s a US senior bureaucrat, in a cost cutting measure suggested that they close the patent office. His reasoning was that, “everything that could be invented had been invented.” Talk about an inability to think outside the box.

We all have paradigms which prevent us from seeing beyond what we have been trained to see. When Dr. Bruce Lipton first spoke of epigenitics, the study of how our environment can influence our genetics, no one wanted to listen to this idea. Mainstream science had invested billions of dollars and years of education in a different model and they weren’t about to throw it all away. Advancing science requires that we get rid of our ego and accept change. Now, years later, epigenitics is an entire field of study.

There have been thousands of peer review studies made available on how our intentions can influence another person’s brainwaves. As with all the reports that were available about manned flight in the early 1900’s, scientists and skeptic societies are ignoring them and calling the authors frauds or scam artists. The standard approach by the skeptic societies is to attack the individual and try to label them as a fraud, liar or illusional. Accuracy and truth in many of their articles are non existent. It is a culture of innuendos and insults on innocent people. Many of the facts they place on their websites have no evidence whatsoever. Many of the members of the organized skeptic groups do not have a shred of interest in understanding the science behind any of the phenomenon taking place.

Most people, who want to know more about what is going on beyond the negative rhetoric of the skeptic societies, only have to do a little searching on the internet. The public has to be proactive and suspicious about much of the material published on these websites. Do your own research and don’t be swayed by the libelous and slanderous statements made on skeptic websites. Dr. Dean Radin at the ION’s institute, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Dr Norm Shealy, Dr. Elizabeth Targ and numerous other scientists have documented research on how our intentions can influence our health. To simply burry our heads in the sand and say it is not possible, is counter productive for any scientific advancement. That is the approach of most skeptic societies.

Those in academic positions should be open to understanding more about the vast knowledge they don’t know, rather than totally focusing on the little they do know. We are a long ways from understanding all the mysteries in the world and in order to explore them to the fullest we have to be open-minded. By simply preaching that all references to unsolved mysteries are fraudulent does no good to our knowledge base. We have to eliminate our stone-age thinking in order to move forward and go where no skeptic has gone.

“There is never a crowd on the leading edge.” – Anonymous

Confronting Skepticism April 28, 2010

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Over the last several years, since I first discovered my powers, my parents and I have tried to keep everything low key. We did not want to be swamped with requests for healing. I decided that I should live as normal a life as possible, because I feel that some day I will be very popular. They realize that with popularity comes trouble. There are so many people who would go out of their way to make life difficult for me. There are people who are perpetually skeptical and no matter what they find out they will not change. When someone devotes their entire life ridiculing special abilities like mine, it is impossible for them to turn around and say they have been wrong all their life. Some people have a great deal to lose from the truth.

“Censorship and character assassination are ways they discredit anyone, who suggests that reality exists beyond our five physical senses”.

I am not saying that being somewhat skeptical is a bad thing. On the contrary it is very normal and healthy. However, when people turn it into a very successful business disproving anything that is not understood by mainstream science, then I think that is wrong. This slows down the evolution of thought which brings about our new accepted truths. Very educated and honest people are constantly being ridiculed by skeptics, who have no intention of understanding the truth. There are some well-known skeptics who have turned skepticism into very lucrative businesses. Imagine an industry, which builds widgets and sells them for a profit. Suppose that same company discovers a way that people could perform the same task without ever buying a widget. I don’t think they would be too quick to release this discovery. Listening to all the corruption in our corporate world these days they might even go out of their way to suppress the discovery.

Imagine the skeptic’s society proving that UFO’s exist, telepathy is possible, distant healing is fact. Somehow I don’t think we would see a major announcement about this. Their job is to disprove, not prove. If you search the Internet on conversations with these people you quickly realize that it is nothing but a sea of insults going back and forth. They are very quick to categorize someone, as a nutcase if they dare suggest that something exist that has not yet been proven. This brings to mind an interesting suggestion that some American politician made (in the name of cost cutting) back in the late 1800’s.

“We might as well shut down the patent offices because everything that can be invented has been invented”

This unbelievable attitude is obviously still prevalent in our society. Their existence is emotionally based on fear and hate, not facts. They are very hostile and they are totally unscientific and will always know the results of an experiment before it takes place.

When we first discovered my powers my dad wanted to maintain my anonymity. However, we thought we would contact medical and educational institutions to get some help in understanding it. He phoned the psychology department at the local university. When he got through to a psychologist he was put on hold. It seemed that he was on hold so the guy could get over laughing and maybe tell a few people in the office. He was referred to another Doctor who was supposed to be responsible for these types of issues. However, we soon found out that this person was head of a skeptics society. I did some research on him and began to realize that his sole purpose was to disprove any suggestion of so-called paranormal.

In a mocking way this person asked me to tell him what is wrong with him. I told him that there was a problem developing in his chest area that he should get looked at. He dismissed this and published in skeptic magazines that Adam got everything wrong I looked at him. 4 years later this Doctor died of a massive heart attack while in his office at the university. His door was closed. He would rather die than admit that I was right in my diagnosis.

The skeptics have done a great job infiltrating and convincing our society that any suggestion of things beyond scientific description, don’t exist. We sent out numerous emails and letters to universities, cancer research and scientist to help us understand what we are up against. We also talked to a few doctors on what is going on and to our surprise they did not even want to acknowledge it in any way. You would think that someone in the business of healing would at least have an interest in how this works. It is actually somewhat scary how the scientific and societal dogma runs our existence. What ever happen to curiosity. Thankfully, our searching has lead to a number of well-educated people who are very knowledgeable and willing to help us understand this ability, that could benefit the whole world.

It takes a very strong individual to go against the mainstream thinking and pursue answers to many unexplained events around us. I truly respect these people and hope they will be vindicated someday from all the attacks by their critics. I feel my powers are getting stronger every day, and I hope I can play a major part in that vindication.

Human Nature and Skeptics April 27, 2010

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For some readers, this material may be familiar and not particularly startling. For others, you may be feeling quite skeptical. I can understand a skeptic’s reaction considering the history of new scientific discoveries and how human nature typically responds. To know the history of paradigm shifts, however, will help you if you are an open-minded skeptic. I want to take a moment to talk about paradigms and human nature. It’s amazing to look at the different concepts over the years that were once considered absolutely ridiculous, and now they are considered just common sense. Read More…

The Skeptical Mind March 5, 2010

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‘The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy. It would not perhaps be too fanciful to say that a new idea is the most quickly acting antigen known to science. It we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated.’

Wilfred Trotter

Skeptics Left Doubting Their Own Skepticism June 20, 2007

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Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 20, 2007 — On June 14th ,2007 at Simon Fraser University, B.C. Skeptics Colloquium sponsored a lecture by Arthur Grollman, M.D., Professor of Pharmacological Sciences at the University of New York Stony Brook. Barry Beyerstein, PhD, a professor of Psychology at S.F.U. and head of the B.C. Skeptics Society, hosted the event entitled “The Pharmacology of Herbal Remedies and the Placebo Effect”.

With an audience of about 25 people, mostly students, Grollman presented a lecture and then fielded questions from the audience. He addressed science’s growing awareness and validation of the tight mind/body connection, which he referred to as the placebo effect, the most powerful factor in pharmacology, at 30% efficacy. “Placebo is the most interesting and understudied factor,” admitted Grollman. When asked specifically how placebo relates to prescription drug trials, he confessed that in prescription drug trials, with placebo being a known 30%, a drug is called “effective” if it demonstrates 31% efficacy. That fact in itself was amazing and made attending this event worth the price of admission: it was free, or at least sponsored by our taxes toward funding Universities in their quest for greater knowledge. Read More….

Literally Scared Out of Our Wits June 13, 2007

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Are some medical and academic authorities irrationally sabotaging progress?

 Change is scary. Little-understood new ideas can be especially frightening. When we’re scared, we become irritable, or sarcastic – even hostile.  And we no longer have our wits about us. Even small changes are scary, such as learning a new computer program. Big changes, such as seeing our worldview begin to crumble, drive us nuts. When that happens, we can no longer think straight. Rational thinking has been blocked. We are “literally scared out of our wits” which becomes unbearable. Such deeply-rooted fears are unconscious and thus disguised as anger, which we then project outward as attack. Read More….

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