Most of my favorite factoids about obesity are historical ones, and they don't make it into the new, four-part HBO documentary on the subject, The Weight of the Nation. Absent, for instance, is the fact that the very first childhood-obesity clinic in the United States was founded in the late 1930s... (more)
I can't recommend Gary Taubes' book highly enough. I've been on the paleo diet for perhaps two months now and I'm leaner than ever. Trying to control your weight through portion control is a fool's game. The weight just melts off you when you're not choking down grains.
I must say I find it hilarious eating basically the opposite of what the government recommends is actually the healthiest thing you can do.
The state says eat a high carb, low fat diet, and as Taubes shows that horrible advice created the obesity epidemic. In reality, you should be eating a high fat, low carb diet. It's hilarious how all the "help" the state gives us always has the opposite effect.
Thank goodness we have the internet now and can circumvent such state propaganda!
I'd guess this is due mainly to raw milk consumption, of course for us plebs it's illegal to consume such a superfood (at least in some states). Secondarily, they tend to avoid vaccines. - Chris
Tuesday May 1st, 2012
Amazing Photos Show What the World Really Eats
posted 05/01/2012, 4:52 AM (Natural Society) [Category: Health] What do you and your family eat each week? You may be shocked to see the significant variation even between relatively ‘similar’ nations when it comes to diet. While many families within the United States and Mexico include fast food and soda into the core of their nutritional program, families from nations like Bhutan survive off of traditional base food items like vegetables and grains. It is easy to see why disease rates are skyrocketing in many developed countries, where nutrition is not hel... (more)
These days my picture would be around 33% meat, 33% veggies, 33% eggs/butter/cheese & all spring water/sparkling water to drink! - Chris
[...]Scientists added that people who eat a diet high in red meat were also likely to be generally unhealthier because they were more likely to smoke, be overweight and not exercise.
In an accompanying editorial Dr Dean Ornish, of the Unive... (more)
This is pure junk science, here is the key line:
"Scientists added that people who eat a diet high in red meat were also likely to be generally unhealthier because they were more likely to smoke, be overweight and not exercise."
All this means is the people who are generally unhealthier also eat red meat, it doesn't mean the red meat is the cause of their unhealthiness, correlation is not causation. They assume that simply because red meat contains saturated fat, it's bad for you, see Gary Taubes' work to counter that argument. Additionally, it says the study was accompanied by an editoral by Dr Dean Ornish (See Gary Taubes debate him here) saying eating less red meat "could also help tackle climate change."
This is junk science, and it's probably politically motivated. - Chris
Join investigative journalist Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, as he addresses CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff at the Trainer Summit held in October in San Diego, Calif. In this condensed version of the presentation, Taubes shares his research on fat accumulation and the risk of disease.
According to Taubes, obesity rates have increased dramatically in the... (more)
Study of freakish mystery illness finds no cause
posted 01/28/2012, 2:24 AM (Associated Press) [Category: Health] ATLANTA (AP) — Imagine having the feeling that tiny bugs are crawling on your body, that you have oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin. Sound like a horror movie? Well, at one point several years ago, government doctors were getting up to 20 calls a day from people saying they had such symptoms.
Many of these people were in California and one of that state's U.S. senators, Dianne Feinstein, asked for a scientific study. In 2008, federal health officials bega... (more)
[...]Like any surgery, wisdom tooth extraction carries risks. The most common complication -- permanent nerve damage causing numbness of the tongue, lips or cheeks -- affects more than 11,000 people annually, according to a... (more)
VERY interesting info on the pointlessness of wisdom teeth extraction.
People who ate a serving of canned soup every day for five days had BPA levels of 20.8 micrograms per liter of urine, whereas people who instead ate fresh soup had levels of 1.1 micrograms per liter, according to the study. BPA is found in many canned foods — it is a byproduct of the chemicals used to prevent corrosion. ... (more)
Tuesday November 15th, 2011
High IQ linked to drug use
posted 11/15/2011, 12:22 PM (CNN) [Category: Health] The "Just Say No" generation was often told by parents and teachers that intelligent people didn't use drugs. Turns out, the adults may have been wrong.
A new British study finds children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs as adults than people who score low on IQ tests as children. The data come from the 1970 British Cohort Study, which has been following thousands of people over decades. The kids' IQs were tested at the ages of 5, 10 and 16. The study also asked abo... (more)
But the 59-year-old was determined to fight it. He endured seven gruelling sessions of chemotherapy, before undergoing surgery to remove 80 per cent of his gut.
Then he was given the devastating news: he never had cancer in the first place.
An alleged bungle at a pathology lab at Gosford Hospital led to his misdiagnosis and Mr Lord is now suing... (more)
Someone I know just found out they were misdiagnosed years ago with having acid reflux, turns out it was an ulcer and now they're being treated. It's essential to go to different doctors and get multiple independent diagnoses, doctors are not infallible and the system we have now seems to be heavily weighted towards "one doctor, one diagnosis." - Chris, InfoLib
Oct. 27 - The rules of how to treat cardiac arrest are being re-written at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Technology, new drug treatments, conventional CPR and the use of hypothermia are now being coordinated with great affect - in one case reviving a man who'd been clinically dead for more than an hour. Ben Gruber reports.
Monday October 17th, 2011
Media hoax exposed: Recent attack on vitamins a fabricated scare campaign
posted 10/17/2011, 7:48 AM (Natural News) [Category: Health] TIME, USA Today, MSNBC, NPR, CTV, the LA Times and numerous other mainstream media outlets have all been running a juvenile hoax over the last week. Through various misleading headlines, they're all claiming that vitamins might kill you.... There's only one problem with all this: The whole thing is a HOAX! And NaturalNews is stepping forward to expose this hoax using data from the published study itself.... (more)
Tuesday October 4th, 2011
More than 1 in 10 parents skip, delay kids' shots
posted 10/04/2011, 12:50 AM (Associated Press) [Category: Health] CHICAGO (AP) — By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.
Worries about vaccine safety were common even among parents whose kids were fully vaccinated: 1 in 5 among that group said they think delaying shots is safer than the recommended schedule. The results... (more)
Michael Moore defends Obamacare and healthcare programs similar to it around the world. Moore says the only "things you maybe have to wait for" are a knee replacement surgery or cataracts.
"Things that are not life-threatening," Moore said on HBO's "Real Time" with host Bill Maher. "The reason why you have to wait sometimes in those countries is they let everybody in the line. We make 50... (more)
Do TSA Scanners Cause Cancer?
posted 07/13/2011, 3:07 AM (Mary Theroux) [Category: Health]
As previously posted, scientists from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)--including a nationally-respected cancer expert and members of the National Academy of Scientists--are seriously concerned that they do, and now TSA union reps in Boston have cited a “cancer cluster” among TSA workers there.
Study says marijuana no gateway drug
posted 06/16/2011, 12:57 AM (Science Blog) [Category: Health] Marijuana is not a "gateway" drug that predicts or eventually leads to substance abuse, suggests a 12-year University of Pittsburgh study. Moreover, the study's findings call into question the long-held belief that has shaped prevention efforts and governmental policy for six decades and caused many a parent to panic upon discovering a bag of pot in their child's bedroom.
The Pitt researchers tracked 214 boys beginning at ages 10-12, all of whom eventually used either legal or ill... (more)
Damning New Study: Eco Bulbs Cause Cancer
posted 04/21/2011, 8:18 PM (Prison Planet) [Category: Health] A damning new study conducted by German scientists has found that so-called energy saving light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer and should be “kept as far away as possible from the human environment,” but Americans will be forced to replace their traditional light bulbs with toxic CFLs ahead of a government ban set to take effect at the start of next year.
“German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when... (more)
I'm so glad our glorious government has mandated their usage through the barrel of a gun! Isn't it great having the state "protect" you?! - Chris, InfoLib
For years we've been fed the line that eating fat would make us fat and lead to chronic illnesses. "Dietary fat used to be public enemy No. 1," says Dr. Edward Saltzman, associate professor of nutrition and medicine at Tufts University. "Now a growing and convincing body of science is pointing the finger at carbs, especially those containing refined flour and sugar." [...] ... (more)
Thursday November 25th, 2010
Finally Huge Victory Against Monsanto Milk
posted 11/25/2010, 10:56 AM (Mercola) [Category: Health] With a federal court overturning Ohio's ban on 'rBGH-free' labels on dairy products, raw dairy producers and consumers can again bask in new hope. This ruling means that companies that want to clearly state that their products are "rBGH free," "rBST free," or "artificial hormone free" are now allowed to do so.... (more)
Don Miller, M.D., on what the state-pharma complex has in mind for us.
There are vital health ingredients that we need but can't get enough of like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Iodine. Then, there are the harmful elements pushed upon us by the State,which we should not be getting at all, like fluoride which causes brain disorder... (more)
Future historians may well cast Thomas Szasz as an intrepid campaigner for the blindingly obvious: people do not have "mental illnesses" but experience a wide range of moral, interpersonal, social and political "problems in living." All such problems concern, or have an impact on, our sense of who and what we are and could just as easily b... (more)
Tuesday July 13th, 2010
Big Pharma’s Lifetime Dependents
posted 07/13/2010, 10:55 PM (Karen De Coster) [Category: Health] More amazing stories in the mainstream news about the pharmaceutical-medical establishment’s favorite demon: cholesterol. The LA Times reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for “high” cholesterol. Of course, “high” has come to mean a number that is deemed perilous without looking at the breakdown of that number, which is why I pu... (more)
Thursday June 24th, 2010
Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns
posted 06/24/2010, 9:00 PM (KansasCity.com) [Category: Health] This image from an Italian study published online Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by the New England Journal of Medicine shows the eyes of three patients with alkali burns before and after successful stem cell transplants. Dozens of people blinded or injured by chemical burns had their sight restored by transplants of stem cells from their own bodies _ a stunning success for the growing cell therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday. (AP Photo/New England Journal of Medicine) MANDATORY C... (more)
US snuffs out 'light' cigarettes
posted 06/24/2010, 9:00 PM (AFP) [Category: Health]
WASHINGTON — A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.
The measure signed into law a year ago by President Barack Obama regulates tobacco for the first time and prohibits, starting Tuesday, packaging using the terms "light," "mild," or "low" -- which could lead smokers into believing they are not as harmful.
However, a landmark study by the World Health Organisation into the safety of mobiles is expected to stop short of concluding that they definitely cause cancer - because the evidence is not conclusive enough.
And, despite spending £15million investigating handsets over the past decade, the authors will admit there is a need for further research into their health ... (more)
"We found that increased consumption of high fructose corn syrup was associated with scarring in the liver, or fibrosis, among patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)," said Manal Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Duke University Medical Center. ... (more)
Wednesday April 21st, 2010
The 10 biggest health care lies in America
posted 04/21/2010, 8:36 PM (Mike Adams) [Category: Health] Mainstream health care isn’t based on “health” or “caring.” It’s actually based on an engrained system of medical mythology that’s practiced — and defended — by those who profit from the continuation of sickness and disease. This system of medical mythology might also simply be called “lies”, and today I’m sharing with NaturalNews readers the top ten lies that are still followed and promoted under mainstream health care in America today.
Beware of the Agave Nectar Health Food Fraud
posted 03/30/2010, 8:48 PM (Mercola) [Category: Health] Many people interested in staying healthy have switched to agave as a safer "natural" sweetener. They want to avoid well documented dangerous sweeteners like HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) but are unaware that agave is actually WORSE than HFCS.... (more)
Leading doctors and researchers said that more than 60 per cent of the population have “sub-optimal” levels of the vitamin, with the problem being worse in Scotland, the North of England and among ethnic minorities.
Ahead of a major conference on vitamin D and health in London next week, they sai... (more)
We don't have health insurance -- and we don't want it! Why? Because we... (more)
I couldn't agree more, I don't want their garbage products, god forbid I get in a car accident (an actual threat), that is covered by car insurance. I don't want their garbage chemical "cures" and I don't want their unnecessary surgery. I don't go to the doctor and I have no need for their services, I eat almost all organic and drink as much good clean water as I can. The better I eat the better I feel. That's my health insurance. - Chris
"Coca-Cola, like other sodas, causes enormous suffering and premature death by increasing the risks of obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, gout, and cavities," said Walter Willett of Harvard University. "[The academy] should be a loud critic of these products and pr... (more)
On May 17, the government will publish a list of 17 substances that may be labeled as toxic in a draft report on risk assessment. Acetic acid ethenyl ester, or vinyl acetate — commonly used as a base in some chewing gums — could be on that list, Health Canada said Monday.