Rice Grown In The Radioactive Fukushima Region Approved To Go On Sale In The UK

In late June 2016, the Telegraph reported that the United Kingdom would soon be allowing rice grown from the radiation-contaminated Fukushima region of Japan to be sold on store shelves again. This will be the first time food from this region will be sold in the UK since the 2011 accident occurred.

This will make the UK the third country to actually allow a product grown in the heavily irradiated region to be sold for human consumption, following behind Malaysia and Singapore. The new rice product will be called Ten No Tsubu. According to Google Translate, the name means “grain of heaven” – which is rather ironic, considering that is exactly where you will go after eating irradiated food!

Of course, the rice will undergo some radiation testing before it hits the shelves, and will need to obtain official certification verifying its safety. The first round of imports will contain 1.9 tonnes of rice that will be sent to London and then distributed by TK Trading. TK Trading is a UK-based import company, which will relay the product to shops, wholesalers and even eateries across London.

You may be wondering whether or not it is legal for a restaurant to serve you rice that was grown in radiation-contaminated soil without your consent. Unfortunately, the answer to that remains to be seen, but hopefully citizen awareness will prompt restaurant owners to at the very least mention it on their menus.

The goal of this new product is to help reboot the region’s agricultural industry, which was devastated by the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Following the radiation spill, several food contamination scares led to import bans across the world. Many farmers in the region are relieved and grateful that the rice seems to have passed initial safety testing, and are hopeful for the return of their livelihoods. Of course, it is the rest of the world that may remain skeptical.

Would you want to eat rice that was grown in the Fukushima region of Japan? This whole ordeal just shows how important it is to know not just what is in your food, but also where it comes from.

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Curcumin Could Prevent Colon Cancer

The Curcumin compound that’s found in the Indian spice turmeric has the potential to treat and even prevent colon cancer according to recent research.

The study published in the Journal of Cancer was conducted by scientists from the Saint Louis University in the United States and discovered that the two plant compounds known as Curcumin and Silymarin may help to prevent colon cancer cells from spreading. This is because they have been reported to contain medicinal properties. The Curcumin is known to be the active ingredient within turmeric and the silymarin is the component of milk thistle that can be used to treat liver disease.
In the research using a laboratory model, colon cancer cells were treated firstly with Curcumin and then Silymarin. They found that this combination was highly effective at stopping the cells from multiplying and spreading. When the colon cancer cells were first exposed to Curcumin and then Silymarin they found that there was a greater amount of cell death.

Researchers are excited by the findings and believe that phytochemicals such as Curcumin may offer ‘alternate therapeutic approaches to cancer treatments’ while avoiding the potential of toxicity problems and other side effects that can result from chemotherapy. They have however warned that research is in the preliminary stages and more in-depth studies are required to determine if the compounds are effective as a form of treatment for colon cancer.

The investigations are now continuing into if Curcumin and Silymarin can impact the molecules that cause cancer to change. The compound’s effects need to be studied further in test subjects before clinical trials can be considered.

Anyone looking to improve their cellular health therefore should consider taking Curcumin alongside following a healthy diet and lifestyle. This includes taking the right nutrients and avoiding starchy carbohydrates and foods that trigger inflammation within the body. Curcumin can work as a powerful antioxidant to protect cell health in the long term and for this reason it’s highly recommended to take a Curcumin supplement for best results.

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The Health-Care Survivor’s Comment

Curcumin is a diarylheptanoid. It is the principal curcuminoid of the popular South Asian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric’s other two curcuminoids are desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin.

In October 2010, working with Indena S.p.A., the worldwide experts in botanical extract technology, Good Health Naturally, introduced CurcuminX4000, which includes an answer to better Curcumin absorption – phytosome technology.

Curcumin has continued to be an integral part of my own approach to naturally sustainable good health, since I learnt about it in 2006, as part of My Serrapeptase Adventure.

Chiropractors Come Together To Condemn Toxic Vaccinations For Children

Becoming a chiropractor is a lengthy and often trying endeavour. Did you know it requires eight years of schooling? In addition to the four years of undergraduate school and four years of chiropractic school, chiropractors are also required to complete twenty hours of continuing education each year.

Their medical training and more holistic focus makes them a valuable healthcare asset, as they tend to be more sceptical of things that can be potentially harmful to the whole body, and are less likely to be subject to the relatively narrow focus in other areas of modern medicine. Vaccines, for example, are something many chiropractors are quite wary of.

Several chiropractors have come forward to express their concerns about vaccination and its potentially life-shattering effects. Dr. David Jockers, D.C., Nancy Tarlow, D.C. and Dr. Haroot Tovanyan, D.C. have all publicised their discontent with current vaccine practices and regimens and other safety concerns. Dr. Tarlow, for example, has stated, “When you inject chemicals into your body that are toxic, there will be an effect. It may not be obvious at first. A child might have a fever that the doctor says is “normal”, but it isn’t. A fever or screaming could be that the brain is swelling and causing damage.”

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Knowledge Is Brain Power: How To Stop Shrinking Your Brain And Improve Your Thought Process

Shrinking brains sound frightening and painful, but it could actually be caused by a mindless activity, drug, or habit that you’re unknowingly doing every single day. Brain shrinkage has been linked to a declining memory, difficulty thinking, or putting together metaphorical puzzle pieces together. By changing a few aspects in your life and adding a few brain exercises into the mix, your brain will be given a better chance than before.

Start off by getting a good night’s sleep, for your brain’s sake. Not putting in at least six to eight hours of sleep is linked to shrinking gray matter in the brain over time, according to a recent study published in the journal Neurology. Scientists at the University of Oxford in England collaborated with the University of Oslo in Norway to collect and compare the brain scans of 147 Norwegian adults for 3.5 years.

The study’s participants were asked to fill out questions about their sleep quality, patterns, and daytime sleepiness. On average, it took participants 20 minutes to fall asleep, and they slept for an average of seven hours a night, but those who had poor sleep quality had experienced shrinkage in their frontal cortex, in addition to the deterioration or atrophy in three other areas of the brain, including those responsible for reasoning, planning, memory, and problem-solving.

Your brain is made up of gray and white matter. However, the gray matter makes up a large portion of the central nervous system and is where a majority of the brain’s neurons are located. Neurons allow us to think, see, hear, speak, feel, and move. The white matter gets its name from all of the white-colored myelinated axons it contains, which are used to increase the speed of the messages throughout the brain. The gray matter, on the other hand, is the key to processing the information once it’s carried along nerve fibers until it reaches its destination.

Brain shrinkage can actually help with psychosis by cutting down the amount of activity powered through your thoughts, which is exactly why antipsychotic drugs are known to shrink the brain. Volumes of gray matter shrink with different types of antipsychotics, and the higher the dosages, the more the gray matter shrinks, ultimately decreasing the amount of messages being sent throughout the brain. Researchers say shrinking the brain may be worth it because it decreases the dopamine activity that controls reward and pleasure centers of the brain by decreasing hallucinations and psychosis.

Depression sufferers also have to fear the fates of their brains, according to a study by Yale researchers who found dendrites, the structures that connect neuron messages together, shrink from lack of pleasure and happiness. There was such an abundance of postmortem depression in sufferers’ brains that had less gray matter that researchers looked to mice and found when they were given a drug to block the production of stress, they stopped producing the brain-damaging proteins. Major life stresses can actually severely shrink neurons in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) that’s responsible for metabolism, glucose, emotional processing, and problem-solving.

Another part of the brain that’s responsible for reward is called the striatum, which also processes motivation and is exactly why pornography is also shrinking your brain. German scientists recently revealed in a study the more often men between the ages of 21 and 45 used pornography, the less gray matter they had inside their heads. The connections between the brain’s striatum and the PFC, which also controls impulse, social control, suppresses emotions, and controls sexual urges, are worsened the more a person watches pornography. Researchers believe the findings suggest those who watch porn have less control and impaired decision-making abilities than the average person.

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Aspartame – A Hidden Schedule II Narcotic

What? That can’t be right, you are likely thinking.

It is.

The methanol in aspartame affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is classified as a severe metabolic poison.

Aspartame is a dipeptide molecule produced by joining phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Aspartame itself does not occur naturally but is a manufactured substance. When aspartame is consumed, it is completely broken down by the enzymes in the digestive system into the two amino acids and a type of alcohol called methanol.

Methanol is a schedule II Narcotic.

What that means:

Schedule II substances have high abuse potential and severe psychological and/or physical dependence liability. Examples of schedule II substances include narcotics, amphetamines, and barbiturates. Prescriptions for schedule II substances can never be ordered with refills and must be filled within 7 days of the date originally written.

Yet you can buy diet soda and are encouraged to drink it because it has been marketed as a health product.

According to independent doctors and researchers, aspartame can cause a range of symptoms including but not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Memory Loss
  • Vision Loss
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Cancer

Worse, it cam mimic symptoms of diseases like MS, Lupus, ADD, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

It can be dangerous to take with medications, has reactive properties when combined with MSG (mono sodium glutamate) which is found in tons of packaged foods, and will induce cravings for carbohydrates which often leads to weight gain.

So much for the myths of diet and or healthy!

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Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds.

In fact, Medicare saved more than $165 million in 2013 on prescription drugs in the District of Columbia and 17 states that allowed cannabis to be used as medicine, researchers calculated. If every state in the nation legalized medical marijuana, the study forecast that the federal program would save more than $468 million a year on pharmaceuticals for disabled Americans and those 65 and older.

No health insurance, including Medicare, will reimburse for the cost of marijuana. Although medical cannabis is legal today in 25 states and the District of Columbia, federal law continues to prohibit its prescription in all circumstances.

The new study, published July 6 in Health Affairs, was the first to ask if there’s any evidence that medical marijuana is being used as medicine, said senior author W. David Bradford in a phone interview. The answer is yes, said Bradford, a health economist and a professor at the University of Georgia in Athens.

“When states turned on medical marijuana laws, we did see a rather substantial turn away from FDA-approved medicine,” he said.

Researchers analysed Medicare data from 2010 through 2013 for drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat nine ailments – from pain to depression and nausea – for which marijuana might be an alternative remedy.

They expected to see fewer prescriptions for FDA-approved drugs that might treat the same conditions as cannabis. Indeed, except for glaucoma, doctors wrote fewer prescriptions for all nine ailments after medical marijuana laws took effect, the study found.

The number of Medicare prescriptions significantly dropped for drugs that treat pain, depression, anxiety, nausea, psychoses, seizures and sleep disorders.

For pain, the annual number of daily doses prescribed per physician fell by more than 11 percent.

“The results show that marijuana might be beneficial with diverting people away from opioids,” Bradford said.

A 2014 study (bit.ly/1pYZf8d) found that opioid overdose death rates were on average nearly 25 percent lower in states where medical marijuana was legal compared to states where it remained illegal. Chronic or severe pain is considered a primary indicator for medical marijuana in most states where it is legal.

Nearly two million Americans either abused or were dependent on prescription opioids in 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 1999, more than 165,000 Americans have died from prescription opioid overdoses.

Addiction psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Hill questioned whether medical marijuana patients might in some cases be getting inferior or incorrect treatment, and if so, whether the resulting extra healthcare costs would overshadow the Medicare drug savings. Hill, a professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, was not involved in the new study.

“Fewer opioid prescriptions in medical marijuana states might be a good thing, but I am concerned about the overall quality of care delivered in medical marijuana specialty clinics,” he told Reuters Health in an email.

He criticized the implementation of medical marijuana laws in many states as often leading to “medical care that is of poor quality.”

Part of the problem stems from a dearth of research into the efficacy of medical marijuana.

Although California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, federal law enacted by Congress in 1970 continues to put cannabis in the same category as heroin, Schedule 1 of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, and finds it has no medicinal value. Consequently, research has been severely limited.

Sheigla Murphy, a medical sociologist who was not involved in the current study, praised it as a major contribution to the literature on the role of medical marijuana in older adults.

Murphy directs the Center for Substance Abuse Studies in San Francisco and has done prior research on marijuana and baby boomers. She said some older adults prefer marijuana to painkillers and sleeping pills.

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Brexit Price Surge Could Deny Patients Life-Saving Drugs On NHS

Thousands of people could be denied life-saving medicine on the NHS following Brexit, it has been reported.

As the pound’s value has dropped following the Leave vote, the relative price of drugs has increased raising concerns the NHS may no longer be able to afford them.

13-year-old kidney patient Abi Longfellow told The Sunday People the cost of her medication went increased by £16,000 overnight due to Brexit.

The NHS had initially agreed to purchase the drug from the US, when it cost £136,000 but the pound’s depleted value now means it will cost £152,000- raising concerns the drug may be delayed or outright denied.

The teenager has a rare kidney disease which will kill her before her 18th birthday unless she receives a transplant. She says she was expecting confirmation on Friday that she will receive the medicine, but instead received an email saying: “I understand [the delay] is because our finance team need more time to check that the costings we have based our prioritisation decisions on are all still correct post Brexit and the changes in the value of Sterling.

“The NHS buys some of the drugs it uses in euros and dollars as many of the big pharmaceutical companies are not UK based.”

Abi, who experiences acute pain due to her condition and is on dialysis 10 hours per day, said: “I just want the delays to stop. I want to have a transplant and lead a normal life which doesn’t involve my mum and dad constantly fighting for me.”

The potential impact of Brexit on the NHS was fiercely disputed during the EU referendum campaign by both sides.

NHS English Chief Executive Simon Stevens suggested leaving the EU could damage healthcare provision, warning that Brexit would be a “terrible moment” for the NHS.

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Is Big Pharma Responsible For The Mysterious Deaths Of 50 Holistic Doctors?

It seems as though new evidence surrounding Big Pharma’s corruption is released every day. By this point, it’s no secret that they’re involved in shady business practices that harm, maim, and eventually kill innocent people.

But could they possibly be murdering holistic doctors as well?

The evidence is pretty damning. There’s a huge mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths and disappearances of doctors who support natural health. Nearly 50 have been found dead in the past year — many of whom died due to mysterious circumstances. That sets off numerous red flags.

TheRundownLive reports that, “Many suspect this is because a small elite controls the majority of corporations and media and, in effect, the government. Unhealthy ideals are being pushed on the public for the sake of profit.”

The attention these deaths have been receiving from alternative media outlets is not just because they’re natural health doctors either. If 50 members of any profession died in mysterious circumstances that were unrelated to work, that unusual connection would be made. But 50 people in other professions didn’t die in mysterious ways in such a short period of time. It’s only these holistic doctors.

So who would want these people dead? And why? All roads lead back to the industry that has the most to gain by them being dead: Big Pharma.

Many of these doctors had the potential to expose truths that would have costs pharmaceutical companies millions — even billions — so there’s a clear motive right there. Given the fact that people being murdered for financial gain is a large part of American history, it’s not much of a stretch to believe that’s what happened here. Still, it should be noted that at this time, there’s no firm evidence involving Big Pharma in any of these deaths. It’s something that should at least be considered and investigated, however.

In America, corporations have a tendency to be above the law. If we’re ever going to become the free, safe nation that we claim to be, we’re going to have to change that.

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Vaxxed: The Movie — Prepare To Cry And Shake Your Fist

I just got home from seeing VAXXED the Movie. I am outraged, disgusted and have this huge pit in the bottom of my stomach.  I’ve been writing and researching here on Natural News for over 2 years and have been a quiet participant in the decision not to vaccinate my children.  But this movie has you crying, shaking your head and then shaking your fist and leaves you with the conviction that we have to do something right now about this insanity.  I’m going to start close to home and try to get this DVD (when it is released in August) into the hand of every physician I know.  We are blessed to have many dear friends in the profession and my husband even leads a monthly retreat for a group of 40 doctors.  We need to get to the influencers and the ones who are in the trenches to understand how duped they have been.  We can make a difference and turn the tables on this. The director of the film posted this on the films website:

For the last 20 years I have had to watch the suffering of those affected by autism as the problem multiplies year on year. What started with hope for a new understanding, new and effective treatments, and even prevention, turned to despair as special interests exploited their influence over the media to crush the science and the scientists.

And then, two decades and a million damaged children later, one man, Dr. William Thompson – a CDC insider – decided to tell the truth and the embers of that early hope glow once more.

Several years ago I decided that to take on the media you had to become the media. The best medium for this story is film. Our aim with this movie was to take this complex, high-level fraud and to give it context, and weave through it the tragic street-level narratives of ordinary families affected by autism.

This film brings to the public a dark and uncomfortable truth. To ignore it would be most unwise.

Andrew Wakefield, March 2016 (Producer of VAXXED the Movie)

There is a scene where there is a pregnant doctor vaccinating one of her patients. When interviewed and asked if she would be vaccinating her baby, she said absolutely without hesitation.  Later in the film, after she reviewed the documents from written by the Whistleblower from the CDC and realized what had been done she was so shaken up and rightly so, knowing she was participating in a form of Russian roulette with her young patients.  She then said she would not ever give her children the MMR vaccine.

I think it strikes such a raw nerve for anyone going to this movie in hearing the voices of the real parents and seeing the children affected with Autism so vividly on the big screen.  You get to see actual footage of their normal happy baby before the vaccine and then see them after. You are confronted with the devastating damage our governing bodies such as the CDC and other regulatory agencies are continuing to not only allow but now in many cases impose upon our next generation.  If nothing changes, by 2032 1 in 2 boys will have autism.  Let that sink in for a moment and imagine what this world looks like.  The latest statistic shows 1 in 65.  And it is important to note that boys are 5 times more likely to be autistic than girls.

On March 27, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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The Health-Care-Survivor’s Comment

I always encourage you to read the full article, whenever I post curated content like this. I do so again here, but I also recommend checking out Sandy J Duncan’s own blogs — Linked from the full article.

Discovery Of ‘Missing Link’ Between Brain And Immune System Could Change How Disease Is Studied

The recent discovery of a “missing link” between the brain and the immune system may lead to a complete revision of biology textbooks. The link, vessels of the lymphatic system that run through the sinuses, were previously unidentified and thought not to exist. However, the true significance of the discovery lies in the potential effects this finding could have on both the study and treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

The newly discovered “central nervous system lymphatic system vessels” follow a major blood vessel down into the sinuses, an area that has been traditionally difficult to obtain images of. Their presence is causing a stir in the medical world, as the researchers responsible believe the vessels may help to explain current medical mysteries, such as why patients with Alzheimer’s disease have accumulations of large protein plaques in the brain.

The fascinating discovery was made by researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and a study on the finding is currently available in the online journal Nature. The discovery was also made possible thanks to the work of Antoine Louveau, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of UVA’s Dr. Jonathon Kipnis. Even Kipnis was skeptical at the authenticity of the finding at first.

“I really did not believe there are structures in the body that we are not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,” he said, as reported in the press release. “I thought that these discoveries ended somewhere around the middle of the last century. But apparently they have not.”

Using a recently developed method, the team mounted the meninges, the membranes covering the brain, on a single slide so that they could be better observed. Only after doing this were they able to notice the brain’s elusive lymphatic vessels.

“It’s so close to the blood vessel, you just miss it,” Kipnis said. “If you don’t know what you’re after, you just miss it.

What This Means For Science

The team believes that the “missing link” between the brain and the immune system could explain why some diseases like Alzheimer’s can cause plaque buildup in the brain. Kipnis believes this plaque may be the result of the meningeal lymphatic vessels not efficiently removing buildup before it reaches the brain. Although scientists are currently not sure what causes cell death and tissue loss in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s, this plaque buildup is believed to play a role.

It’s not just the presence of plaque in the brain that the researchers hope this discovery can shed light on. According to Kipnis, this discovery could completely change the way we perceive the neuro-immune interaction.

“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” Kipnis said. “Hard to imagine that these vessels would not be involved in a [neurological] disease with an immune component.”

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