These are troubling times in America. The U.S. survives economically by printing or borrowing more money to meet its general budget, which includes Medicare and Social Security. With that as context, the U.S. spends 18% of its Gross Domestic Product (total economic output) for health care, by far the most of any country in the world.
The shocking study was published in LANCET ONCOLOGY in September of this year and was reported by a limited number of news sources. Guardian Aug 30, 2016] Most were obscure online portals. [ChristianTruther.com Aug 7, 2016; The Free Thought Project Sept 3, 2016; Opposing Views Sept 6, 2016; What Doctors Don’t Tell You Sept 6, 2016] But alternate news sources were apparently drowned out by the recent Presidential election in the USA. Absent were CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Reuters, The Associated Press — the major news media.
On December 7, 2016 (Pearl Harbor Day) it was announced that flickering LED lights activate microglial cells (macrophages) in visual cortex of the brain that cleans up beta amyloid plaque.
A review of Amazon.com’s health discussion board reveals the following number of replies on these topics (replies posted in 2016, partial list):
|Rife machine usage||6699|
|Which is best resveratrol product?||5905|
|Do you use artificial sweeteners?||3236|
|Can an alcoholic learn to drink moderately?||2611|
|Why Americans still struggle with obesity?||2942|
|The honey revolution||1882|
|Oncologist admits no cure to cancer||658|
|Are microwave ovens unsafe?||591|
|Maintaining body pH||283|
|Cancer sugar link||271|
|I’m exhausted; no energy||138|
|Titanium dioxide in dietary supplements||53|
Holiday Heart Syndrome is induced by binge drinking over the year-end holidays. While modest drinking (especially wine) is protective against heart disease mortality, modest drinking increases the risk for fluttering in the top chambers of the heart to the point of inducing a fatal blood clot. For the most part patients who experience atrial fibrillation don’t die from it. Yet frightening news headlines issued today misleadingly claims a single drink of alcohol could be a mortal choice.
The oncologist says to the cancer patient’s family: “The new immunotherapy cured your loved one’s cancer but he must have had a weak immune system and he succumbed this morning.”
According to a newly published report in the New York Times, the new immunotherapy drugs (monoclonal antibody drugs like nivolumab and ipilomumab) now being employed to successfully cure cancer result in hospitalization or other-life threatening events 54% of the time. [NY Times Dec 3, 2016]
The study involved 4187 subjects age 65 years in Europe whose vision was assessed and a blood sample taken. Lifetime exposure to unfiltered solar radiation (UV-B sun tanning rays) reduced the odds of developing shortsightedness (seeing near but not far). Exposure to sunlight between age 14-29 years, as determined by a survey, was associated with a reduced odds of becoming myopic. A surprise finding was subjects with the highest blood level of lutein were 40% less likely to become myopic. [JAMA Ophthalmology Dec 2016; Science Daily Dec 1, 2016]
As an outbreak of scurvy is reported in the “land down under,” and just a single dose of vitamin C is reported to resolve non-healing skin wounds by physicians there in Australia. [Express UK Nov 30, 2016]
The aging male faces loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) in his 7th and particularly 8th decade of life to the point where a man cannot push himself out of a chair to stand up. We see men (and women) using a walker as they age and that is unnecessary if physical activity is maintained and meals are comprised of 20 grams of protein or more per day.
A published monograph is worth reading for instruction. [Current Opinion Clinical Nutrition Metabolic Care Jan 2009]
Eye doctors are busy capturing digital images of the back of your eyes, measuring eye fluid pressure, testing your vision for acuity (ability to see letters of varying sizes), and instilling medicine by direct needle injection into the eyes to inhibit the formation of new blood vessels that invade the visual center of the eyes (macula). These new blood vessels form when the retina at the back of the eyes becomes starved of oxygen.