HOW Hospital Lied to Make $29,000 per fake covid patient

By May 2020, it had become apparent that the standard practice of putting COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilation with ventilators was a death sentence.1 As early as April 9, 2020, Business Insider reported2 that 80% of COVID-19 patients in New York City who were placed on ventilators died, which caused a number of doctors to question their use. The Associated Press3 also publicized similar reports from China and the U.K. A U.K. report put the figure at 66%, while a small study from Wuhan, China, put the ratio of deaths at 86%. Data presented by attorney Thomas Renz in 2021 showed that in Texas hospitals, 84.9% of patients died after more than 96 hours on a ventilator.4 The lowest figure I've seen is 50%.5 So, somewhere between 50% and 86% of all ventilated COVID patients died. Compare that to historical prepandemic ratios, where 30% to 40% of ventilated patients died.

High-Flow Cannulas and Proning Were Always More Effective

Meanwhile, doctors at UChicago Medicine reported6 getting "truly remarkable" results using high-flow nasal cannulas in lieu of ventilators. As noted in a press release:7

"High-flow nasal cannulas, or HFNCs, are non-invasive nasal prongs that sit below the nostrils and blow large volumes of warm, humidified oxygen into the nose and lungs.
A team from UChicago Medicine's emergency room took 24 COVID-19 patients who were in respiratory distress and gave them HFNCs instead of putting them on ventilators. The patients all fared extremely well, and only one of them required intubation after 10 days …
 
'Avoiding intubation is key,' [UChicago Medicine's Emergency Department's medical director Dr. Thomas] Spiegel said. 'Most of our colleagues around the city are not doing this, but I sure wish other ERs would take a look at this technique closely.'"

The UChicago team also endorsed proning, meaning lying in the face-down position, which automatically improves oxygenation and helps alleviate shortness of breath. Yet despite these early indications that mechanical ventilation was as unnecessary as it was disastrous, placing COVID patients on life support is standard of care to this day, more than three years later. How could that be?

How China and the WHO Created Ventilator Hysteria

In a September 30, 2020, Substack article,8 journalist Jordan Schachtel described how China and the World Health Organization came up with and nurtured the idea that mechanical ventilation was the correct and necessary first-line response to COVID:

"In early March, when COVID-19 was ravaging western Europe and sounding alarm bells in the United States, the WHO released COVID-19 provider guidance9 documents to healthcare workers.
Citing experience 'based on current knowledge of the situation in China,' the WHO recommended mechanical ventilators as an early intervention for treating COVID-19 patients. The guidance recommended10 escalating quickly, if not immediately, to mechanical ventilation.
In doing so, they cited the guidance being presented by Chinese medical journals, which published papers in January and February claiming that 'Chinese expert consensus' called for 'invasive mechanical ventilation' as the 'first choice' for people with moderate to severe respiratory distress.
The WHO further justified this approach by claiming that the less invasive positive air pressure machines could result in the spread of aerosols, potentially infecting health care workers with the virus."

That last paragraph is perhaps the most shocking reason for why millions of COVID patients were sacrificed. They wanted to isolate the virus inside the mechanical vent machine rather than risk aerosol transmission. In other words, they put patients to death in order to "save" staff and other, presumably non-COVID, patients. If you missed this news back in 2020, you're not alone. In the flurry of daily reporting, it escaped many of us. Here's the description given in the WHO's guidance document.

WHO’s guidance document

Strangely enough, while the U.S. quickly began clamoring for ventilators, China started relying on them less, and instead exported them in huge quantities. As noted by Schachtel, "China was making a fortune off of manufacturing and exporting ventilators (many of which did not work correctly and even killed patients11) around the world."

 

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COVID Patients Effectively Euthanized

That ventilation and sedation were used to protect hospital staff was also highlighted by The Wall Street Journal in a December 20, 2020, article,12 which noted:

"Last spring, with less known about the disease, doctors often pre-emptively put patients on ventilators or gave powerful sedatives largely abandoned in recent years. The aim was to save the seriously ill and protect hospital staff from COVID-19 …
Last spring, doctors put patients on ventilators partly to limit contagion at a time when it was less clear how the virus spread, when protective masks and gowns were in short supply.
Doctors could have employed other kinds of breathing support devices that don't require risky sedation, but early reports suggested patients using them could spray dangerous amounts of virus into the air, said Theodore Iwashyna, a critical-care physician at University of Michigan and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Ann Arbor, Mich.
At the time, he said, doctors and nurses feared the virus would spread through hospitals. "We were intubating sick patients very early. Not for the patients' benefit, but in order to control the epidemic and to save other patients," Dr. Iwashyna said 'That felt awful.'"

As noted in a January 23, 2023, Substack article,13 in which James Lyons-Weiler revisits the ventilator issue and the shocking reason behind it, "euthanizing humans is illegal. Especially for the benefit of other patients. It should feel awful." The matter becomes even more perverse when you consider the fact that many "COVID cases" were patients who merely tested positive using faulty PCR testing. They didn't have COVID but were vented anyway, thanks to the baseless theory that you could have COVID-19 and be infectious without symptoms. Hospitals also received massive incentives to diagnose patients with COVID — whether they actually had it or not — and to put them on a vent.

Frontline Nurse Blew the Whistle on Vent Misuse

Some of you may remember Erin Olszewski, a retired Army sergeant and frontline nurse who blew the whistle on the horrific mistreatment of COVID patients at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York, which was "the epicenter of the epicenter" of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. She described14 a number of problems at Elmhurst, including the disproportionate mortality rate among people of color, the controversial rule surrounding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, lax personal protective equipment (PPE) standards, and the failure to segregate COVID-positive and COVID-negative patients, thereby ensuring maximum spread of the disease among noninfected patients coming in with other health problems. Olszewski also highlighted the fact that COVID-negative patients were being listed as confirmed positive and placed on mechanical ventilation, thus artificially inflating the numbers while more or less condemning the patient to death from lung injury. Making matters worse, many of the doctors treating these patients were not trained in critical care. One of the "doctors" on the COVID floor was a dentist. Residents (medical students) were also relied on, even though they were not properly trained in how to safely ventilate, and were unfamiliar with the potent drugs used. At the time, Olszewski blamed financial incentives for turning the hospital into a killing field. Elmhurst, a public hospital, received $29,000 extra for a COVID-19 patient receiving ventilation, over and above other treatments, she said. If Elmhurst had infection control in mind when ventilating patients, they certainly didn't follow through, as COVID-positive and negative patients were comingled — a strategy Olszewski suspected was intended to drive up the COVID case and mortality numbers.

Killing for Profit

Others have also highlighted the role of financial incentives. In early April 2020, Minnesota family physician and state Sen. Scott Jensen explained:15

"Medicare has determined that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you'll get paid $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator, you get $39,000; three times as much."

Former CDC director Robert Redfield also admitted that financial policies may indeed have resulted in artificially elevated hospitalization rates and death toll statistics. As reported August 1, 2020, by the Washington Examiner:16

"… Redfield agreed that some hospitals have a monetary incentive to overcount coronavirus deaths … 'I think you're correct in that we've seen this in other disease processes, too.
Really, in the HIV epidemic, somebody may have a heart attack but also have HIV — the hospital would prefer the [classification] for HIV because there's greater reimbursement,' Redfield said17 during a House panel hearing … when asked by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer about potential 'perverse incentives.' Redfield continued: 'So, I do think there's some reality to that …"

In addition to receiving exorbitant payments for COVID admissions and putting patients on a ventilator, hospitals are also paid extra for:18

  • COVID testing for all patients
  • COVID diagnoses
  • Use of remdesivir
  • COVID deaths

When everything is said and done, a COVID patient can be "worth" as much as $250,000, but for the maximum payment, they have to leave in a body bag. If we know anything, it's that profit motives can make people commit atrocious acts, and that certainly appears true when it comes to COVID treatment. In the U.S., hospitals also LOST federal funding if they failed or refused to administer remdesivir and/or ventilation, which further incentivized them to go along with what amounts to malpractice at best, and murder at worst.

Patient Rights Have Evaporated

There's also evidence that certain hospital systems, and perhaps all of them, have waived patients' rights, making anyone diagnosed with COVID a virtual prisoner of the hospital, with no ability to exercise informed consent. As noted by Citizens Journal in December 2021:19

"We now see government-dictated medical care at its worst in our history since the federal government mandated these ineffective and dangerous treatments for COVID-19, and then created financial incentives for hospitals and doctors to use only those 'approved' (and paid for) approaches.
Our formerly trusted medical community of hospitals and hospital-employed medical staff have effectively become 'bounty hunters' for your life.
Patients need to now take unprecedented steps to avoid going into the hospital for COVID-19. Patients need to take active steps to plan before getting sick to use early home-based treatment of COVID-19 that can help you save your life."

There Must Be a Reckoning

There's no telling how many COVID patients have already lost their lives to this medical malpractice, and it must stop. Patient rights must be reestablished and be irrevocable, we need to hold decision-makers to account, and lastly, we have to somehow ensure that our hospitals cannot be turned into killing fields for profit ever again. As noted by Lyons-Weiler in his January 2023 article:20

"We need harsh, hard investigations with consequences — and activists need to write bills tying the hands of protocolists to prevent them from ever again killing one patient to hypothetically save another — under threat of a murder charge.
We need legislation for 'on-demand' scripts for off-label medicines that patients want for potentially deadly infections — regardless of 'FDA Approval' (FDA does not, by definition, have to 'approve' off-label scripts."

COVID Treatment Guidance

While SARS-CoV-2 has become milder with each iteration, I still believe it's a good idea to treat suspected COVID at first signs of symptoms — especially if you've gotten the COVID jab. COVID hospitalization and death are now "pandemics of the vaccinated," to reuse and rephrase one of the globalist cabal's favorite mantras. Perhaps it's the common cold or a regular influenza, maybe it's the latest COVID variant. Either way, since they're now virtually indistinguishable, at least in the early stages of infection, your best bet is to treat symptoms as you would treat earlier forms of COVID. Treatment for long-COVID also overlaps with the protocols for SARS-CoV-2 infection. Early treatment protocols with demonstrated effectiveness include:

Based on my review of these protocols, I've developed the following summary of the treatment specifics I believe are the easiest and most effective.

STUDY: Infants at Risk from Hidden Fluoride Exposure in Commercial Foods

STUDY: Infants at Risk from Hidden Fluoride Exposure in Commercial Foods

 
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According to a new study published in the journal General Dentistry infants are at risk of dental fluorosis due to overexposure from fluoride in commercially available infant foods.

The researchers analyzed 360 different samples of 20 different foods ranging from fruits and vegetables, chicken, turkey, beef, and vegetarian dinners. All of the foods tested had detectable amounts of fluoride ranging from .007-4.13 micrograms of fluoride per gram of food. Chicken products had the highest concentrations of fluoride, followed by turkey.

The New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF) reports that the fluoride levels were due to pesticides, fertilizers, soil, groundwater, and/or fluoridated water. The high levels found in the chicken and turkey can be attributed to “fluoride-saturated bone dust” involved in the process of mechanically separating the meat.

How milk zaps tooth decay by cancelling out the effect of sugary foods

We all know sugary treats are bad for our teeth. 

But drinking a glass of milk with sugary cereals or snacks can neutralise the effect, a study found.

Milk is better than water at preventing the bacteria in plaque from producing acids when they are feasting on sugar, researchers said.

Got milk? Having a glass of milk with sugary snacks or at the end of a meal can neutralise the effect sweet foods have on the enamel
Got milk? Having a glass of milk with sugary snacks or at the end of a meal can neutralise the effect sweet foods have on the enamel

By stopping the bacteria from churning out acid, tooth enamel is protected, meaning decay and caries are less likely to develop over time. 

The researchers said: ‘Eating dairy products in combination with other sugary snacks or at the end of a meal may be an effective means of caries prevention.’

Vitamin C 'gives chemotherapy a boost'

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High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests. 

Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists.

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call for large-scale government clinical trials.
Pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to run trials, as vitamins cannot be patented.
Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative therapy for cancer.

In the 1970s, chemist Linus Pauling reported that vitamin C given intravenously was effective in treating cancer.

How To Use The Ancient Secrets of The Bible Diet


By Annette Reeder
Out of the many health and diet books, the ultimate health guide is
one that’s been around for over 2,000 years.

Everything we need to know to have optimal health is right within 
scripture. Which is why it’s fitting to call it the Bible diet. 

This amazing gift is what I want to share with you. To alleviate the 
noise and confusion and to bring to you truth about your health
right from the source. 

If you feel the calling on your life to allow God to lead the way
on your health.

6 Eating Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know About



The American Psychiatric Association uses the term Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified to describe eating disorders other than the more commonly known anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. These lesser known disorders may include a variety of symptoms associated with those three eating disorders and are often incorrectly diagnosed or undiagnosed as a result. But thanks in part to the Internet, more information about such eating disorders is available, even though some remain unrecognized as a medical diagnosis. Below are six such atypical eating disorders. For more information about and help with an eating disorder, visit National Eating Disorders Association website.
  1. Pica eating disorder:
    Pica is the Latin word for “magpie,” a bird that’s known for eating, well, just about anything. People with pica eating disorder, often women who are pregnant, crave, chew, and eat non-food items, including chalk, paper, baking soda, and dirt. Those with the disorder may suffer from psychiatric disturbances or developmental disabilities, or come from a cultural background that includes eating non-food items (there is a tradition among African Americans and poor whites in the rural South of eating dirt to settle an upset stomach). Lack of nutrients in the body can also lead to pica eating disorder.
  2. Manorexia:
    Men are susceptible to eating disorders, including manorexia, a variation on the term anorexia, whose symptoms include an irrational fear of gaining weight and a distorted self-perception of the body. Sadly, in spite of the preventive information that is available, eating disorders in the U.S. are at an all-time high, and idealized images of male physiques perpetuated by popular media are a contributing factor. Information regarding eating disorders in men and boys is available on the National Eating Disorders Association’s website.
  3. Trance eating:
    Trance eating can be described as eating binges that occur in a dream-like state or while sleep-walking. Model and television spokesperson Tyra Banks, who has been celebrated as well as vilified for her efforts to bring attention to eating disorders, brought more attention to this particular disorder back in 2006 on an episode of her TV show. Sleep disorder, multiple personality disorder, and even self-hypnosis are various explanations for this extreme behavior of “mindless eating.”
  4. Diabulimia:
    Diabulimia refers to a person with type 1 diabetes who deliberately reduces their insulin intake in order to lose weight. Without insulin, calories are purged out of the body through the loss of glucose in urine. Although not recognized as a medical diagnosis, doctors and people with diabetes have acknowledged and are spreading the word about this unhealthy practice, which is symptomatic of an eating disorder.
  5. Chewing and spitting:
    People who have an irrational fear of gaining weight may chew and then spit out the food they eat, believing that in addition to enjoying the taste of food, they will fool their body into thinking it’s full (and getting whatever nutrients it needs to function). Chewing and spitting isn’t new, but has gotten more attention thanks again to the Internet and more resources available to those with eating disorders.
  6. Orthorexia:
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You Can Be Overweight and Perfectly Healthy: Researchers

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Being fat is not the same as being unhealthy.
 
While the conventional thinking has been that obesity is a medical problem unto itself, two studies indicate that it’s possible to be overweight and be perfectly healthy.
 
Instead of the more common measure of obesity, body mass index (BMI) – a ratio of weight relative to height – the studies used the Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS), which considers an array of physical and psychological factors in determining a person’s health.
 
Researchers found that a person’s fitness level, waist circumference, genetic predisposition to chronic diseases, and other factors are a greater predictor of future health and risk of death than weight.
 
“Using the EOSS criteria, we see that there are many obese individuals who are healthy other than (having) an excess body weight,” says Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor at
York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in Toronto and lead author of one of the studies published in the scientific journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.


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Bad Diet Leads to Deadly Inflammation: Study

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People with diets that promote inflammation — such as those high in sugar and saturated fats — are at increased risk for early death from all causes, including gastrointestinal tract cancers, a new study suggests.


Gastrointestinal tract cancers include cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum.
"Studies have shown that diet can modify inflammation, and inflammation can drive the growth of many cancers, such as colorectal cancer," study co-author Susan Steck, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, said in a news release from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
 
This new study included more than 10,500 people who were followed from 1987 through 2003. By the end of that time, more than 250 of the participants had died, including 30 from gastrointestinal tract cancers.

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The hidden toxins in your favorite foods and treats REVEALED

 

From heavy metals in dark chocolate to lighter fluid in chicken nuggets

Pictured above are six foods containing toxins that you probably never realized were there. They include a powder used in bread to help it rise faster that is also included in explosives, lead from car exhausts in dark chocolate and a substance found in lighter fluid that is also added to chicken nuggets to keep them fresh for longer

Pictured above are six foods containing toxins that you probably never realized were there. They include a powder used in bread to help it rise faster that is also included in explosives, lead from car exhausts in dark chocolate and a substance found in lighter fluid that is also added to chicken nuggets to keep them fresh for longer

Everybody knows by now that junk food is filled with sugar, salt and saturated fats that can lead to obesity and chronic obesity.

But many will be surprised to learn there are even more harmful ingredients lurking in their favorite treats.

In a report last month, researchers found toxic metals in every dark chocolate bar they tested, including big-name brands like Hershey's, Lindt and Tony's Chocolonely.

Substance found in lighter fluids, is also in chicken nuggets 

Butane isn’t just for lighters anymore — it's also added to chicken nuggets, potato chips and some fast foods to keep them fresh for longer.

The chemical — tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) — is considered to be safe in low doses in foods.

But in higher amounts it has been linked to tumors, liver enlargements, convulsions and paralysis.

Red food dye found in Doritos, Skittles and Pepsi can trigger inflammatory bowel disease 

Food companies swear by TBHQ because it can preserve food, keeping its flavor, color and nutritional value for longer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the chemical for use in foods back in the 70s, when fast foods were becoming ever-more popular.

Now it is claimed to be in everything from McDonald's chicken nuggets and nstant noodles to snack crackers.

The FDA currently allows for no more than 0.02 percent of an item's total fat and oil content to be TBHQ.

Authorities in Europe have also determined that TBHQ is safe to use in foods in low concentrations. 

The chemical is made from butane, which is stored in lighters as a liquid and released as a gas ignited by a spark.

Explosive material in breads, muffins and cookies

Potassium bromate has been used as an explosive for decades.

But the white powder is also mixed into flour used for baked goods such as breads and cookies, because it can help dough to rise and keep its shape.

Lab studies have repeatedly linked it to cancers in the thyroid and peritoneum — the thin layer of cells covering the bladder, rectum — and the uterus.

But the FDA is yet to outlaw its use in the United States, and continues to consider the substance as 'GRAS', generally recognized as safe.

This contrasts with the view in many other countries and blocs, including the UK, Canada, India, Brazil and the European Union — which have all outlawed it.

Warnings over its potential to cause cancer date back to 1999, when reports on this risk began to be released.

The food industry has long argued it is safe to use because during cooking the powder is converted into potassium bromide, a non-carcinogen.

But tests in the UK back in 1994 showed that potassium bromate remains in foods even after cooking.

This included all six unwrapped bread products tested, and seven out of 22 wrapped that were checked.

California has taken action against the ingredient, requiring products that use it to carry a warning label for consumers.

The above graphic shows the 28 chocolate bars tested by New York-based nonprofit Consumer Reports. All were found to contain lead and cadmium. Consumer Reports compared levels of the heavy metal in about an ounce of the chocolates to the recommended daily exposure levels from the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

The above graphic shows the 28 chocolate bars tested by New York-based nonprofit Consumer Reports. All were found to contain lead and cadmium. Consumer Reports compared levels of the heavy metal in about an ounce of the chocolates to the recommended daily exposure levels from the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Heavy metals in dark chocolate

Dark chocolate has been repeatedly lauded for its health benefits, from promoting heart health to packing a heavy punch of antioxidants.

But a recent investigation into 28 popular brands — including Lindt, Hershey's and Trader Joe's — found all the bars contained alarming amounts of cadmium and lead.

HEALTH EFFECTS OF LEAD EXPOSURE 

Lead exposure in children is often difficult to observe, with no immediate symptoms.

But if there is suspicion a child has been exposed, then parents should talk to their child's healthcare provider about getting a blood test.

Lead is more harmful to children under six years old because their body is still developing. 

Children:

- Damage to the brain and nervous system;

- Slowed growth and development;

- Learning and behavior problems;

- Hearing and speech problems.

This can lead to: 

- Lowered IQ;

- Decreased ability to pay attention;

- Underperformance in school. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Cadmium ends up in chocolate when it is sucked up through cacao tree roots, with exposure over a long period of time linked to kidney failure and weak bones.

But lead, which is well-known to be dangerous to humans, gets into chocolate after cacao beans are left out to dry by roadsides — and become coated with lead from car fumes.

Lead exposure over long periods is linked to memory loss, abdominal pain and low mood in adults.

But in children it can damage brain development, as well as leading to learning and behavior problems and issues with speech and hearing.

Experts say there is too little heavy metal in each individual bar to poison someone, with this only likely to happen after eating more than an entire sharing-sized bar.

The FDA sets no national limit for lead and cadmium levels in chocolate.

A spokeswoman for the agency told DailyMail.com last month: 'The FDA continues to monitor and regulate levels of environmental contaminants, including lead and cadmium, in foods.

'If the agency finds that the level of a contaminant causes the food to be unsafe, we take action.'

Vomit chemical hiding in butter and parmesan

It turns out that a chemical found in vomit is also present in some butters and parmesan cheeses.

Called butyric acid, it is a short-chain fatty acid made naturally that ends up in animal products — such as those using milk.

About three to four percent of butter is butyric acid, which is behind the disagreeable smell created when the food turns rancid.

Few studies have been carried out into the substance, but those that have suggest it has positive health benefits.

The substance has already been linked to a lowered risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer and improved insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics.

No estimates are available on how much of the acid is needed to prompt health benefits in people.

But raising fiber intake may be the best strategy, scientists say, because this triggers bacteria breaking it down to produce chemicals like butyric acid.

Carcinogenic chemical in candy 

A substance deployed in paints, rubber and plastics is also hidden in many popular candy brands.

Industries often use titanium dioxide to give their products a white color and glossy sheen.

But manufacturers of popular candies, salad dressing and chewing gum also use it to give a smooth texture or as a white colorant.

The FDA has imposed strict guidelines on how much can be used in food, setting a maximum limit of no more than one percent.

While US regulators say the compound is safe in small amounts, the additive has been banned in European Union countries.

Microplastics lurking in fast foods 

Popular fast food items from major chains like McDonald's and Burger King contain small amounts of industrial chemicals called phthalates, the compounds used to make plastic pliable. 

Scientists have repeatedly found evidence of these insidious chemicals in a majority of foods tested. 

study published in 2021 tested 64 fast food items from national chains including McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Chipotle, and found the majority contained these chemicals. 

They have previously been linked to health problems including hormone disruption, infertility and an increased risk for learning, attention and behavioral disorders in children.

The substances mainly get into foods when they come into contact with packaging and handling equipment, such as cellophane and papers.

Concerns are being raised over microplastics as they are introduced into the food chain amid widespread use of plastics.

But researchers say the levels being detected in foods at present are not such that they would raise alarm at federal agencies.

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Researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, found the additive can hamper the gut’s ability to absorb nutrients, water and electrolytes, increasing a person's risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease.


8 Questions to Ask Before You Get the Flu Shot

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Despite what you may have heard, the flu vaccine is not for everyone.

Under assault from a massive public relations campaign from drug store chains, big pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies, people who don’t get the flu shot are often accused of being uneducated, or even worse, socially irresponsible.

But many experts say this type of flu shot fanaticism is misguided.

“Vaccinations have become very profitable, with medical recommendations sometimes being driven more by profit rather than science or sanity,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of the best-selling book “Real Cause, Real Cure.”

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Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) a non-profit charity, notes that more people get compensation for injuries suffered from the flu vaccine than for any vaccination other than the DPT shot.

“The influenza vaccine, like other vaccines, is not without its share of risks,’ she tells Newsmax Health.

Vaccine reactions can include redness, swelling, heat or hardness at the injection site, body hives or rashes, high fever, twitching or jerking of the head, weakness or paralysis of any part of the body, muscle weakness, joint pain, and breathing difficulties.

Fisher says anybody considering the flu shot should first answer these eight questions:

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Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes

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Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, 'full fat' versions


  • Drinking one can a week of any type of fizzy drink increases risk of diabetes by a third
  • Women who drank 1.5 litres of diet drinks a week had up to 60 per cent increased risk of the disease
  • Artificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be to blame 
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  • Diet fizzy drinks can raise the risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, startling new research has revealed.

    A study of more than 66,000 women found those who drank artificially sweetened drinks were more likely to develop the disease than those who indulged in regular, 'full fat' versions.

    The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fly in the face of conventional thinking that regular versions of fizzy drinks are always worse for our health. 

    The effect is compounded by the fact that diet drinkers also consume more - on average 2.8 glasses a week compared to 1.6 for regular drinkers.
    Regular, full-fat versions of fizzy drinks have previously been linked to an increased risk of diabetes

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2275500/Diet-fizzy-drinks-make-60-MORE-likely-diabetes-regular-fat-versions.html#ixzz2KRv1R1Kp
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