Zika: Brazil admits it’s not the virus

By Dr. Joseph Mercola – guest writer for Wake Up World

Amidst growing fear-based propaganda warning of the threat of Zika virus comes a quiet admission from health officials in Brazil: Zika alone may not be responsible for the rise in birth defects that plagued parts of the country.

While there is some evidence suggesting Zika virus may be linked to the birth defect microcephaly, and the virus has been spreading throughout Brazil, rates of the condition have only risen to very high rates in the northeast section of Brazil. Since the virus has spread throughout Brazil, but extremely high rates of microcephaly have not, officials are now being forced to admit that something else is likely at play.

Dr. Fatima Marinho, director of information and health analysis at Brazil’s ministry of health, told the journal Nature, “We suspect that something more than Zika virus is causing the high intensity and severity of cases.”[1]

Nearly 90 percent of Brazil’s microcephaly cases occurred in the Northeast

Since last November, more than 1,700 confirmed cases of congenital microcephaly or other birth defects of the central nervous system have been reported in Brazil.

When the cases first began and were reportedly linked to Zika virus, health officials believed they’d see “an explosion of birth defects” acro

Amid growing fears of the Zika virus comes a quiet admission from Brazilian health officials: Zika is not responsible for the country’s rise in birth defects.

Source: Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus

How avoiding the sun can lead to disease

pexels-photo-97558In the last 30 years or so, even minimal sun exposure has been actively discouraged. Widely promoted by the MSM, fear of the sun has seeped into the consciousness of far too many people on this planet, driving them away from the one thing that can actually reduce their chances of disease.

Paramahansa Yogananda knew the true healing benefits of the sun. Not only did he encourage frequent sun baths in Autobiography of a Yogi, he understood the life-giving potential of the sun’s rays:

Except from chapter 39 of Autobiography of a Yogi:

Therese Neumann, the Catholic Stigmatist

Therese greeted me with a very gentle handshaking. We both beamed in silent communion, each knowing the other to be a lover of God.

Dr. Wurz kindly offered to serve as interpreter. As we seated ourselves, I noticed that Therese was glancing at me with naive curiosity; evidently Hindus had been rare in Bavaria.

“Don’t you eat anything?” I wanted to hear the answer from her own lips.

“No, except a consecrated rice-flour wafer, once every morning at six o’clock.”

“How large is the wafer?”

“It is paper-thin, the size of a small coin.” She added, “I take it for sacramental reasons; if it is unconsecrated, I am unable to swallow it.”

“Certainly you could not have lived on that, for twelve whole years?”

“I live by God’s light.” How simple her reply, how Einsteinian!

“I see you realize that energy flows to your body from the ether, sun, and air.”

A swift smile broke over her face. “I am so happy to know you understand how I live.”

While I think Vitamin D supplementation is helpful, I don’t think it’s quite as beneficial as soaking up the actual rays of the sun. I’m not talking about frying yourself; I’m talking about spending 15 to 20 minutes in the sun, three to four times a week.

I think the sun has the power to recharge our bodies in ways traditional science doesn’t yet comprehend. And I believe the power of the sun is behind the secret of yogis who are able to live without food and water for decades. Shine on!

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Avoiding the sun’s rays is a misinformed trend causing global rise in cancers

By Marco Torres – Humans Are Free

A causative link between the sun and cancer does not exist and never has.

The cancer and sunscreen industries have made it their mission to convince the world that sunlight is a primary cause of skin cancer, when in fact it has been shown to prevent it and many other forms of cancer.

It is a common sight these days to come across girls riding their two-wheelers and scooties, all covered up to avoid the sun’s rays on their person.They even wrap a stole around their faces, so that not an inch of their face is seen, and wear gloves to keep the sun away from their skin.

Experts say that despite living in a tropical climate, it is unfortunate that many don’t expose themselves to the sun to get the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin D.

Continue reading “How avoiding the sun can lead to disease”

Study shows acupuncture beats morphine for pain

Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study

An amazing new study has found that acupuncture, the ancient practice of using needles to stimulate bodily self healing, is more effective than intravenous morphine for pain. 

A truly groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine titled, “Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED,” reveals that acupuncture – one of the oldest techniques to treat pain – is more effective, faster in relieving pain, and with less adverse effects, than intravenous morphine.

The study was conducted over the course of a 1-year period at the Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Tunisia, a tertiary care facility with over 100,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits per year.

300 ED patients with acute pain were included in the study: 150 in the morphine group (administered up to 15 mg a day) and 150 in the acupuncture group. The two groups were comparable in terms of age, sex, and co-morbidities, with the only significant difference being that there were more abdominal pain patients in the morphine group and more low back pain cases in the acupuncture group.

Keep reading…

Source: GreenMedInfo

 

8 reasons you should fast every day for life

We’ve all heard the popular medical advice that you should have three square meals a day, that frequent, smaller meals are best and that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But are any of these maxims really true?

For years, I’ve found that my energy levels seem to be a lot higher when I don’t eat breakfast. I’m now experimenting with not eating until around noon with no eating after 8 pm. That leaves a 16-hour period where my body is fasting. So far, I’ve noticed my energy levels are higher and I don’t get the infamous afternoon slump. If it brings any other benefits, I’ll write about it in the future.


The Benefits Of Fasting

Science can now explain why low calorie diets are more healthy and intermittent fasting (eating every 16 hours) can lead to longevity.

A simple way to do this is to not eat 4 hrs after waking up, but rehydrate with lots of water as soon as you get up, and not eat 4 hrs before you go to bed. As most people sleep on average 8 hrs, this will give your 16-hr. fast. This is the routine I like to do as it is easiest to manage and I find has the most immediate results that you will feel on a daily basis.

Why 3 meals a day with snacks became the norm:

The normal 3-meal-a-day eating pattern with snacks and desserts came from the 9-5 work routine that was instilled in cultures around the world with the dawn of the industrial revolution. However, it is completely unnatural to eat when you are told to eat. Native cultures – before the European settlers arrived – actually ate a much less rigid routine, choosing rather to eat when they were actually hungry. This was considered ‘uncivilized’ and was eventually educated out of the cultures.

Many of my older relatives who are still alive into old age, 90+ tend to stick to the Hindu ritual of fasting on a weekly basis, similar to the 5:2 diet. Even then, during the day they would hardly eat much and usually only one main meal a day. I used to think they were crazy and backwards, but now it all makes perfect sense.

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Source: The Benefits Of Fasting – The Renegade Pharmacist

Your skin has smell receptors that help it heal

By Carolanne Wright

Smell is one of the most ancient human faculties — it has also been the least understood by science until recently. Biologists first uncovered the inner workings of chemical sensors in our noses, otherwise known as olfactory receptors, in the early 1990s, a finding that led to a Nobel Prize.

But the story doesn’t end there. Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that smell receptors are not only found in the nose, but also throughout the body — in the brain, colon, heart, liver, kidneys, spine, prostate and even sperm — and play a crucial role in a range of physiological functions. And now, a team of researchers at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany have confirmed even our skin is covered with these receptors.

“More than 15 of the olfactory receptors that exist in the nose are also found in human skin cells,” said lead researcher, Dr. Hanns Hatt. What’s more, exposing the skin receptors to specific odors triggers a cascade of reactions that prompt healing of injured tissue.

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Source: Wake Up World

11 reasons to drink apple cider vinegar daily

I have used apple cider vinegar for various health issues many times in the past – and I can attest that it really works. Just be sure to research your specific ailment before you try it to make sure there are plenty of testimonials to back up its effectiveness.

While it’s an amazing remedy, it won’t work for everything. And a good thing that is because the taste is truly awful!


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You’ve probably heard the claims.  But even if you are aware of all that apple cider vinegar has to offer, you might find it hard to believe that just one food can offer so many benefits. Surprisingly (or maybe not), it’s true.  Drinking apple cider vinegar daily is a surefire way to improve every aspect of your health and your life.

Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (or ‘ACV’ for short) is one of the oldest and most useful remedies on Earth.  It contains a wealth of raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria that are responsible for the majority of its health benefits (and there are many)  The following are 11 reasons you should start drinking a modest amount of ACV every day.

Just keep in mind that you should never drink apple cider vinegar straight as it can burn your esophagus. Instead, mix one tablespoon with 8 ounces of water. If you don’t like the taste, use a straw to minimize contact with your taste buds. Adding a bit of raw honey can help,  too.

1. It will help your body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level

Most of us tend to be more acidic than alkaline. One of the first steps toward better health is a body that’s more alkaline. As the acid-alkaline balance is essential, with so many bodily functions occurring only at a certain level of acidity or alkalinity, the body is constantly striving to achieve a state of equilibrium. Just a small change in pH can have a profound effect on body functioning.

Learn about this and the other 10 reasons to use ACV…

Source: Natural Living Ideas – Ideas To Live A Healthier, More Natural Life

Tibetan monks’ secret recipe for strong, white teeth

I’m always on the lookout for simple, natural ways to keep my teeth healthy, strong and white. Here’s a great natural toothpaste recipe from Tibet I can’t wait to try…


It’s widely known that Tibetan monks have very healthy teeth until old age. The truth is there are no dentists or toothpaste in these mountain areas, so their secret lies in a very simple and easy recipe. We will now reveal their natural method to preserve the health of their teeth. It’s very simple! Their natural toothpaste is prepared as follows.

Put one tablespoon of pink Himalayan salt into a half glass of boiled and then, cooled water. Stir this mixture energetically for about one minute and eliminate the foam that has been formed on the surface.

Keep reading to learn more…

Source: Get Holistic Health