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Cannabis May Help Rejuvenate An Aging Brain and Ward Off Dementia
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THC has a beneficial influence on the aging brain, reversing the aging process and improving cognitive function, raising the possibility it might be useful for the treatment of dementia in the elderly 18-month-old mice given THC at 2, 12 and 18 months demonstrated cognitive skills equal to 2-month-old controls, while the placebo group suffered cognitive deterioration associated with aging Previous research has also shown low-dose THC directly impedes buildup of beta amyloid plaque in the brain (a hallmark of Alzheimer’s) and enhances mitochondrial function in the brain By Dr. Mercola Regardless of your views on the pros and cons of recreational marijuana, the body of scientific evidence about its medicinal value is getting more compelling as additional research is done. The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1 There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor. Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana, albeit in much smaller quantities than you get from the plant. The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there's such enormous medical potential for cannabis. The whole plant also contains terpenes that have medicinal properties. More often than not, medicinal marijuana is made from plants bred to have high CBD and low THC content. While THC has psychoactive activity that can make you feel "stoned," CBD has no psychoactive properties. However, recent research shows THC should not be written off completely just because it's psychoactive. It has valuable therapeutic potential in its own right. THC May Reverse Aging Process in the Brain According to recent animal research,2 THC has a beneficial influence on the aging brain.3,4 Rather than dulling or impairing cognition, THC appears to reverse the aging process and improve mental processes, raising the possibility it might be useful for the treatment of dementia in the elderly.5 To test the hypothesis, mice were given a small daily dose of THC over the course of one month at the age of 2 months, 12 months and again at 18 months of age. It is important to understand that mice typically live until 2 years old. The dose was small enough to avoid any psychoactive effects. Tests assessed the animals' learning, memory, orientation and recognition skills. Interestingly, 18-month-old mice given THC demonstrated cognitive skills equal to 2-month-old controls, while the placebo group suffered cognitive deterioration associated with normal aging. Accordi [...]
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Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia
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By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail Boston University researchers found aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, wreaks havoc on the arteries - as opposed to sugar-sweetened drinks They found a direct link between this damage and dementia or stroke risk The news comes amid a surge in popularity for diet drinks in kids and adults Adults who have at least one diet drink a day are three times more at risk from a stroke or dementia, research shows today. Scientists say they should no longer be regarded as the healthier alternative and urge the public to stick to water or milk. Their study of almost 4,400 adults also suggests diet drinks are more likely to cause strokes and dementia than those full of sugar. There was no link between sugary beverages and either of the illnesses - although the researchers aren't encouraging us to drink them either. The team of scientists from Boston University believe the artificial sweeteners including aspartame and saccharine maybe affecting the blood vessels, eventually triggering strokes and dementia. Boston University researchers found aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, wreaks havoc on the arteries - as opposed to sugar-sweetened drinks - driving up one's risk of dementia Boston University researchers found aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, wreaks havoc on the arteries - as opposed to sugar-sweetened drinks - driving up one's risk of dementia Diet drinks account for a quarter of the sweetened beverages market but there is growing evidence they are not as healthy as previously thought. A major review in January by Imperial College London researchers found they were no better at aiding weight loss than full fat drinks. In fact the authors suggested they were encouraging obesity by triggering the sugar receptors in the brain, making us crave sweet food. In this latest study - published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke - researchers looked at 4,372 adults over the age of 45. They had filled in detailed questionnaires on their food and drink intake in the 1990s and were then tracked for ten years. WHAT DOES LOW-CALORIE ACTUALLY MEAN? LOW SUGAR Many believe that 'no sugar added' and 'sugar free' mean the same thing, but that's not the case. The former indicates the manufacturer has not added any sugar to the product. Fruit juices, for example, might boast 'no sugar added' - but if you look at the nutrition label, you'll see that it's pure sugar. Many products labeled 'no added sugar' contain artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols. A 2004 study found that when we offer our bodies sweet diet drinks but give them no calories, they crave real sugar even more. LOW SODIUM Many think the majority of salt intake comes from a salt shaker. In fact, about 75 percent of dietary sodium actually comes from eating packaged and restaurant food. Food labels that advertise lower sodium are a good way to help people make more healthful choices. But after that, what we think those labels mean gets a bit f [...]
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WebMD Implicated in Cancer Cover-Up
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Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, has been the director of nutrition for WebMD, one of the most visited health sites on the web, for 13 years.1 Listed in her extensive biography are ties to United Healthcare insurance company, for which she serves as a nutrition expert, as well as contributing editor to Food & Nutrition Magazine. She's also received a high honor from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the 2016 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture Award — among many other accomplishments. But what is not mentioned, however, is that Zelman also participates in Monsanto's Leaders Engaged in Advancing Dialogue (LEAD) Initiative. The participants — 15 "communication leaders in the food and nutrition space" — receive funding from Monsanto and "communicate with consumers who have questions about food and agriculture, especially how food is grown." They also "engage with the food and nutrition community through various outreach initiatives."2 WebMD's Little-Known Ties to Monsanto The fact that WebMD's nutrition director is being paid by Monsanto (the company won't say how much) to talk about the benefits of Monsanto products is concerning, especially since the general belief is that WebMD is a trustworthy source of "independent and objective" health information. It's become quite clear, however, that WebMD is a shill, using its influence to promote corporate-backed health strategies and products. In 2016, for instance, WebMD featured Monsanto-sponsored ads saying, "It's time for a bigger discussion about food," with links to Monsanto's biased take on soil, water and honeybee issues, with no other contributors to the discussion in sight. In other words, Monsanto pays WebMD to display advertisements and advertorials on its behalf, furthering their agenda. Advertorials are essential ads that appear to be actual journalism, which can easily be misunderstood as "real," science-backed content. If WebMD is carrying Monsanto's message, even if it's clear that Monsanto crafted it, then many will simply assume that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be safe. Beyond assumptions, WebMD is also peppered with pro-GMO articles,3 so it's no secret where their loyalty lies. Monsanto Pays Registered Dieticians to Spread Their Agenda Influencing federal agencies and utilizing registered dieticians to spread their agenda is Monsanto's modus operandi. Zelman is but one registered dietician who belongs to Monsanto's LEAD Initiative. Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN is another. In March 2017, media outlet Mic released snippets of Chin's emails, which were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, and shared examples of her social media posts, which do not disclose that she's a paid consultant for Monsanto.4 In a 2014 email to Jon Entine, founder of the Genetic Literacy Project, a GMO- and pesticide-friendly blog that sponsors a biotech conference known as the Biotech Literacy Project, Chin said she hoped the LEAD [...]
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How effective is Amoxil against infectious diseases?
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ALL SIGNS POINT TO A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY BY BAYER, MONSANTO
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Germany-based pharmaceutical giant Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 billion following months of negotiations and various offers. marijuana-grow-beautiful-hbtv-hemp-beach-tv The merger is reported to be one of the biggest of all-cash deal on record. There are many effects of this huge merger but as usual, the consumer loses out. Firstly, it strengthens the monopolization of the world’s food supply. It also means more GMOs and chemicals to be sprayed on them. Some are now predicting the merge could also mean the takeover of the marijuana industry. According to Big Buds Mag: Monsanto has an intimate business relationship with Scotts Miracle-Gro, a convicted corporate criminal– and Scott’s Miracle-Gro is trying to take over the marijuana industry, Is Monsanto Going After the Pot Industry? In states where the plant has been legalized or decriminalized, Scott’s Miracle-Gro has looked to capitalize on the ever expanding cannabis industry. CEO of SMG, Jim Hagadorn, stated his intentions – spend up to $500 million to completely buy out the marijuana industry. A Scott’s Miracle-Gro front group has already purchased General Hydroponics, Botanicare and Gavita: Major hydroponics nutrients, lighting, soil, and other grow equipment manufacturers report they’ve also been offered takeover bids by Scotts Miracle-Gro or its ‘Hawthorne’ front company. Maximum Yield Magazine, which bans marijuana hydroponics nutrients company Advanced Nutrients from its indoor gardening expo events, welcomed a Monsanto affiliate into its Boston gardening expo several years ago. Of course, Bayer play a leading role in this pre-planned monopolization. The German chemical lords do business with GW Pharmaceuticals, a company based in the United Kingdom that grows cannabis and produces medicines from its compounds. Monsanto and Bayer Share Information on How to Genetically Engineer Cannabis Bayer sells some of GW Pharmaceuticals’ products, including Sativex, a costly medical cannabis spray that’s reported to work less effectively than naturally grown pot. Both Monsanto and Bayer have a history of producing chemical weapons used in war and toxic products, including PCBs, DDT, Agent Orange, Roundup and GMOs. Members of the cannabis industry have seen the writing on the wall in terms of the world’s seed monopolies’ interest in marijuana. “Michael Straumietis, founder and owner of hydroponics nutrients company Advanced Nutrients, has constantly warned the marijuana community about Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, GMO marijuana, and corporate takeover of the marijuana industry.” The two corporations, which have now merged into one, have agreed to share trade secrets about plans to produce genetically modified marijuana. Monsanto investor George Soros attempts to legalize pot in Uruguay “Bayer is partnered with GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own prop [...]
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Leading Democrat refusing dying patients access to experimental treatments that may save their lives
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(NaturalNews) Retiring Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the chamber's minority leader, has a well-deserved reputation for being hyper-partisan and downright obstinate. Though he regularly blames Republicans for being "obstructionists," there are few in Congress' upper chamber who can out... [...]
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Now You Can Find Out If YOUR Doctor Is Being Bribed by Big Pharma
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By Dr. Mercola Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars to influence, “educate,” and entertain doctors around the world. According to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” website, which you can use to find out if your doctor accepts money from the drug industry, 1,630 companies have made payments to more than 681,000 doctors, totaling more than $3.5 billion. You can also find out if your doctor receives payments from Big Pharma by visiting OpenPaymentsData.CMS.gov. This site has tallied nearly $6.5 billion in payments since 2013. Drug companies have long tried to influence doctors’ prescribing habits by paying them for research activities, speaking and other “consulting,” or offering gifts of free meals and travel. However, it hasn’t always been possible to find out what gifts your own doctor might be accepting. The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, went into effect in 2013. For the first time, the Act requires drug and medical device makers to collect and disclose any payments of more than $10 made to physicians and teaching hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is in charge of implementing the Sunshine Act, which it has done via its Open Payments Program. You can easily search the site to find out what (if any) payments your doctor has received, along with the nature of the payments. Many Doctors Believe They’re Not Affected by Drug Company Freebies It is the rare physician who has not been given something by a drug company at some point during his or her career. Many physicians have regular contact with the drug industry and its representatives. One study found physicians began interacting with pharmaceutical reps in medical school and continued at a rate of about four meetings a month. A New England Journal of Medicine study also highlighted the prevalence of physician-industry relationships, noting that “most physicians (94 percent) reported some type of relationship with the pharmaceutical industry.” This included: Receiving food in the workplace (83 percent) Receiving drug samples (78 percent) Reimbursement for costs associated with professional meetings or continuing medical education (35 percent) Payments for consulting, giving lectures, or enrolling patients in trials (28 percent) Despite these cozy relationships, many physicians believe they’re immune to the effects of free food, free travel, and speaking gigs that essentially amount to free money. They understand there’s a conflict of interest there, but employ a number of psychological dynamics, including denials and rationalizations, to justify the relationship. According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, in order to resolve their state of cognitive dissonance, the physicians: Avoided thinking about the conflict of interest Disagreed that industry relationships affected physician behavior Denied responsi [...]
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Science links new autoimmune disease to aluminum adjuvants in vaccines
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(NaturalNews) A recent symposium on autoimmune disease that took place in France has brought to the world's attention a new disorder linked to the aluminum-based chemical adjuvants added to many childhood vaccines. Known as Autoimmune Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants, or... [...]
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Eating heavy metals more dangerous to your health than SMOKING: Watch this urgent presentation (it could save you from EARLY DEATH)
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(NaturalNews) As expected, my recent announcements about heavy metals in various unscrupulous superfood products has all the "dirty foods" propagandists running around at full steam, screaming to every corner of the internet that all heavy metals found in superfoods (or dietary supplements... [...]
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Atrazine Herbicide – The Forgotten Toxin – Silencing The Scientists
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By Dr. Mercola With the advent of the "green revolution" starting in the 1930s, chemicals were widely embraced as the way to eradicate hunger and ensure abundant harvests. Pesticides and synthetic fertilizers were hailed as scientific marvels that afforded the Western world the highest standard of living the world had ever known. In this chemistry-based model, every problem has a chemical solution: pesticides to kill pests, herbicides to address weeds, insecticides to get rid of specific insects, fungicides against mushrooms and fungi and synthetic fertilizers to promote growth. All seemed well and good, but as the decades wore on, problems and drawbacks became apparent. Today, the hazards associated with pesticides have become quite obvious to anyone willing to look. However, that doesn’t mean appropriate action is being taken to protect human and environmental health. On the contrary, the chemical industry has fought long and hard, often employing questionable methods, to hide the truth about many of these harmful chemicals; putting profit ahead of safety. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is the most used agricultural chemical in history. It finally got some serious media attention after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) determined it is a probable human carcinogen. Less notorious, but certainly no less harmful, is atrazine, the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. It’s widely used to combat weeds on golf courses, residential lawns and Christmas tree farms. It’s also used on half of all corn grown in the U.S. Atrazine was approved for use in 1958, but has been banned in Europe since 2005 due to suspected health concerns and environmental damage, including the high risk of water contamination. In the featured video, Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, explains how Novartis (which later became Syngenta) hired him to investigate the effects of atrazine on amphibians, and then blocked the publication of his work when they didn’t like the results. The research showed that atrazine causes hermaphroditism in frogs (turning males into egg-laying females) by inducing an enzyme called aromatase, which causes overproduction of estrogen. The voice box in male frogs also did not develop properly, indicating that testosterone was not being produced at appropriate levels for development. On the whole, the research raised serious questions about human health effects. According to Hayes, atrazine may be involved in the development of breast cancer, for example, since many breast cancers are triggered by the overproduction of estrogen. Hayes claims Syngenta initially tried to convince him to manipulate and misrepresent the data. Hayes refused, ultimately resigning from his contractor position with Syngenta after they refused to allow him to publish his results. He also was not allowe [...]
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