New Concern About Testosterone and Heart Risks

A large new study found that prescription testosterone raised the risk of heart attacks in older men and in middle-aged men with a history of heart disease, prompting some experts on Wednesday to call for more extensive warning labels on the drugs.

The new study is one of several in recent years that have highlighted cardiac problems as a potential side effect of testosterone gels, patches, pellets and injections. The hormone is approved for low testosterone levels and is widely marketed for symptoms of “low T,” including fatigue, low libido and loss of energy. Sales in the last decade have soared.

By itself, the new study, which was not a randomized trial, the gold standard in medical research, “may not tell us very much,” said Dr. Michael Lauer, the director of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, who was not involved in the study. “But when you put this together with the rest of the medical literature, this tells us that we potentially have a problem.”
The drugs carry no mention of an increased risk on their labels or in their advertising materials, said Dr. Sidney M. Wolfe, a senior adviser to the Washington advocacy group Public Citizen. “Given that there have been several studies now, I don’t see how the Food and Drug Administration can justify having no warnings of heart attacks at all,” he said.

In a statement, Andrea Fischer, an F.D.A. spokeswoman, said the agency was reviewing the new findings. “We will communicate any new safety information on testosterone products when our reviews of all new information have been completed,” she said.

The new study, published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE and funded by the National Institutes of Health, tracked about 56,000 older and middle-aged men around the country who were prescribed testosterone between 2008 and 2010. The study looked specifically at their rate of heart attacks in the year before receiving their new prescriptions, and in the three months after.
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Big Pharma and Corporate Media Team Up For Pro-Vaccine Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Every year, flu vaccine propaganda is ramped up by the pharmaceutical industry and its mouthpiece media, which then gives way to a second round (pun intended) of vaccine propaganda pushing toxic vaccinations for a variety of diseases, only then to be followed by the demonization of nutritional supplements. Around mid-January, rinse and repeat – (flu, childhood vaccine, and anti-supplement propaganda).

Thus, at the end of 2013, the American public was met with an onslaught of fear-mongering propaganda predicting flu pandemics and imminent death if vaccination was not immediately sought. We then saw the major propaganda assault regarding the safety and effectiveness of vitamins and minerals by the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Now, in early 2014, we are witnessing another propaganda assault against the “anti-vaccination” movement with claims of increased outbreaks and apocalyptic scenes of sickness.

The latest propaganda push comes not from the medical industry per se, however, but from an organization usually more focused on the spread of globalism, free trade, culture creation, and other domestic/international governmental policies, the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Teacher reveals the ingredients of normal foods to de-bunk the myth of 'chemical-free living'

They sound like horrific chemicals you'd find in processed food.

But aspartic acid, isoleucine and ethyl butanoate are in fact found in a banana.
Likewise - did you know that when you eat an egg, you're eating glutamic acid, E160e and even formaldehyde?
Chemical world: One of the posters made by chemistry teachers James Kennedy to dispel the fear that has become associated with the word 'chemicals'
Chemical world: One of the posters made by chemistry teachers James Kennedy to dispel the fear that has become associated with the word 'chemicals'

Mr Kennedy said: 'I wanted to show that chemistry isn't artificial and dangerous; but that chemistry is natural and everywhere'
Mr Kennedy said: 'I wanted to show that chemistry isn't artificial and dangerous; but that chemistry is natural and everywhere'

The images below and their list of ingredients were made by James Kennedy, a high school chemistry teacher from Melbourne, Australia. 

He says the aim of the project was to dispel the fear that has become associated with the word 'chemicals'.

He told MailOnline: 'As a high-school chemistry teacher, I made these posters for my students as a visual introduction to our Organic Chemistry course. 

'I wanted to erode the fear that many people have of ‘chemicals’, and demonstrate that nature evolves compounds, mechanisms and structures far more complicated and unpredictable than anything we can produce in the lab.

'These posters aim to show that chemistry isn't artificial and dangerous; but that chemistry is natural and everywhere.
Lack of knowledge: Mr Kennedy and his students trawled medical literature to compile the lists of ingredients
Lack of knowledge: Mr Kennedy and his students trawled medical literature to compile the lists of ingredients

'The chemistry of fun, friendly, everyday objects like bananas is more complicated and more fascinating than that of, say, a bomb.'

He added that chemistry has suffered in recent years from a negative image. 

'Pesticides, poisons, drugs and explosives seem to dominate the public's perceptions of Chemistry while the other sciences bask in a much more positive light.
Mr Kennedy added: 'These posters prove that nature evolves compounds, mechanisms and structures far more complicated and unpredictable than anything we can produce in the lab'
 Mr Kennedy added: 'These posters prove that nature evolves compounds, mechanisms and structures far more complicated and unpredictable than anything we can produce in the lab'

'Mostly, this is because chemistry lacks a charismatic, public teacher like David Attenborough or Brian Cox, who currently inspire students into Biology and Physics, respectively. Chemistry only has Walter White from Breaking Bad, and he's done the industry a great disservice".

He added that all of the information was from reputable sources.

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More Scientists Recommend Vitamin D from Sun to Prevent Heart Disease

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

It is almost impossible to get necessary amounts of vitamin D from our daily diet; a lot of people use megadoses of supplements. UV-B radiation in sunshine is the most important factor in production of vitamin D - which is why so many people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in winter months and possibly, more cold viruses.

There are already established health connections to vitamin D and help with diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer, mood and much more. But evidence is mounting that vitamin D could be one of the most important factors in preventing heart disease, the number one killer in the U.S.

The trick is, there's a very important reason it must come from the sun, not just supplements.

Scientists say sex encourages the growth of brain cells and improves long-term memory

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 Scientists at the University of Maryland found that sex enhanced the number of newly generated neurons in the hippocampus, where memories are made

It gives night classes a whole new meaning.

Having sex makes you smarter, research suggests.

A study found that middle-aged rats made more new brain cells after mating.

Researchers at the University of Maryland also credited frequent sexual activity with increased brainpower.

However, the benefits to the brain were lost if the creatures stopped mating.


The study found that middle-aged rats made more new brain cells after mating.
Scientists noticed that sex increased the number of newly generated neurons in the hippocampus, where long-term memories are made.

This stimulation of adult neurogenesis - or the development of neurons - is thought to restore cognitive function in middle-aged rats.

However the scientists found that after sexual activity was stopped, the improvements in brain power were lost.

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'Natural' breast enlargement using stem cells from spare fat to be made available in Britain

'Natural' breast enlargement through stem cell therapy is said to be an improvement on implants
A stem cell technique that can enlarge breasts while reducing the waistline is to be made available to British women.

The treatment involves taking stem cells from excess fat on the stomach or thigh, and then 'growing' them in the breasts.

Surgeons say the result gives a more natural look than many synthetic implants.

The process can only make breasts one cup size larger at this time, but it is expected bigger
augmentations will be possible as the technique develops.

Around a dozen Britons have had breasts repaired with stem cells after cancerous cells were removed, but this is the first time the treatment will be carried out on healthy women. 

The stem cell technique would produce more natural-looking breasts than silicone implants.

'This is a very exciting advance in breast surgery,' he said. 'Breasts treated with stem cells feel more natural because this tissue has the same softness as the rest of the breast.

'Implants are a foreign body. They are associated with long-term complications and require replacement. They can also leak and cause scarring.'

Stem cells are early-stage cells which can grow into any tissue of the body - organs, skin or blood.

Actress and breast cancer survivor Suzanne Somers recently made headlines when she opted to have her breast reconstruction done using this fairly new method. After undergoing a lumpectomy and reportedly waking up with ‘half her breast gone,’ Somers had her breast restored to its original size using fat and stem cells harvested from her abdomen.
While noting that this method has only been around for about two years and isn’t yet widely used among plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS, and Medical Expert, says with advances being made, “we’re now seeing outstanding, lasting results from this approach.” The doctor first performs liposuction to remove some fat from areas like the hips or the abdomen, filters and concentrates it, and then injects it into the breasts.
“This is a good option for women who are not interested in having implants, have some excess fat in other areas of their body, and want a fuller look to their breasts,” Dr. Salemy says. It can also be used to correct size discrepancies between the two breasts.

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The Antibody Deception

The Antibody Deception

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Over the last several years, more and more people have become aware of the enormous dangers of vaccination. This is due, in large part, to the tireless work of a number of researchers and activists who have pointed out the horrific side effects attached to the use of toxic vaccine ingredients such as aluminum, polysorbate 80, thimerosal, and squalene among a host of other harmful results of vaccination that can manifest in lasting impairment and even death.

Yet, the pharmaceutical industry, medical doctors, and corporate media outlets continue to push toxic injections as the only way to prevent disease and ridicule those individuals who refuse to take seasonal flu shots and other vaccinations as crackpots and paranoid conspiracy theorists. Even those individuals who have been afflicted with the negative side effects of vaccines are themselves attacked and marginalized after coming forward with their injuries.

Still, after all of the available evidence proving vaccine dangers and lack of efficacy, and after all of the suffering so easily seen amongst those who have experienced side effects of vaccines, the pharmaceutical and medical industries still maintain that vaccines are both safe and effective. However, despite the nature of the vaccine debate, one area of vaccination theory is scarcely mentioned in regards to the question of whether or not vaccines are even effective – the presence of antibodies and what they mean in terms of vaccine efficacy.

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Could Marijuana have been used in Holy Oil?

Cannabis in the Holy Anointing Oil?  "Exodus 30:23"

Exodus 30:23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, 24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: 25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary : it shall be an holy anointing oil.
The original Hebrew for calamus, is Kaneh-bosem or Qaneh (Kaw-naw) Bosem.  Some translations have this as “fragrant cane” or “aromatic cane.”  Some researchers have argued that this is actually  Sweet Cane or Sugar Cane, although the term sweet does not occur in the original manuscripts.
In the Hebrew terms such as  Elohim (Pronounced El- Oh- Heem ) is rendered plural.  So in the Hebrew Kaneh-bosem is also plural.  The singular then is rendered Kaneh-bos.
Kaneh-Bos  sounds  remarkably close to the modern day word Cannabis.  Could it be that cannabis was the plant given by God to be used in the Holy Anointing Oil?   
Cannabis has certainly been cultivated since the beginning of recorded history.  Its uses for rope, sails and rigging into ancient times are well documented.
Imagine the amount of cannabis  rope it would have taken to construct the Temple of Solomon. What other way was there to construct ropes at that time, which could lift the weights of not only the Temple of Solomon, but in fact,  the Pyramids themselves.
Cannabis was thought to be an Indo-European  word specifically of Scythian Origin.  The Scythians were largely responsible for the spread of cannabis into Europe. The Scythe, was an invention of the Scythians, used for the harvest of cannabis.  This has come to us in the legends of the “Grim Reaper”
Herodotus, an early Greek ethnographer, in the 5th Century BC wrote of the Scythians and their use of cannabis.  

Be Aware, most do not agree with this assessment. Read Here for what sweet calamus really may be....

Who is Prohibited to Make or Use the Holy Anointing Oil?

Anointing oil is one the few tangible elements used in the Old Testament which was carried over for use into the New Testament  (James 5:14,  Mark 16:13).  A very descriptive recipe of how to make the Holy Anointing Oil can be found in the 30th chapter of Exodus.

However much ignorance and fear of the prohibition in this chapter have prevented many capable believers from using it.

Is it indeed prohibited for believers to make and/or to use?   Who has the right to use this sacred substance?

It was forbidden to be used on an “outsider” or to be used as an emollient on the body of any common persons and the children of Israel were forbidden to duplicate any like it for themselves.
In this article we will attempt to discover who, in this modern age, is permitted to be anointed with this most precious oil.

Let us take a closer look at the instructions for the manufacturing and use of the Holy Anointing Oil in Exodus 30. God gives TWO messages to TWO different groups of people in this chapter concerning the anointing oil. Not knowing which messages pertains to which group has been the source of much confusion in the past.  Read More>>>>>>>>>>>

also: What is Aromatic Cane?
AROMATIC CANE (קָנֶ֔ה, or קְנֵה־בֹ֖שֶׂם, meaning “spiced cane.” The word qaneh, CALAMUS, is found in Ezekiel 27:19 and Song of Solomon, and qāneh bōsem in Exodus 30:23).
The aromatic cane (Andropogon aromaticus) is not the sugar cane as people know it today, but a grass which gives out a strong smell when bruised, and which has a taste of ginger. Cows and goats like it, but when eaten it can taint their milk and even their flesh. When processed, it produces an oil called ginger grass. It is similar to the lemon grass (Andropogon schoenanthus) found in Pal., as well as Arabia and India.

There would have been no difficulty in importing the ginger grass to Pal., for there was a regular caravan traffic between the two countries.

In Jeremiah 6:20 the tr. “sweet cane” (qāneh) is prob. sweet-smelling cane. In fact Moffatt uses the words “perfume fetched from lands afar.” The word qāneh, however, in Isaiah 43:24 may mean Sugar Cane (q.v.).

It is thought that the Queen of Sheba brought King Solomon spiced cane, and the word “spices” in 1 Kings 10:10 definitely refers to Andropogon aromaticus. It must be remembered that she brought an abundance of these spices, presumably from Ethiopia, where the canes would have grown well.

How Government Allows Dangerous Food Additives Like MSG To Stay in Our Food

Melissa Melton
Activist Post

“The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks its doing are as different as night and day.” Dr. Herbert Ley, Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

The year was 1969, and the “flavor enhancer” monosodium glutamate (MSG) was all over the grocery store, even in baby foods. Despite a place on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list, scientific evidence had been mounting against the stuff that it was anything but safe. Psychiatrist Dr. John W. Olney had published a study in Science magazine (spurring even more studies) that year showing that MSG caused irreversible brain damage in infants.

Enough Pot Happy Talk: Marijuana Can Be Gateway to Harder Drugs

There was way too much giddiness in the media about the first day of legal pot selling in Colorado.

Instead of all the happy talk, I think it’s time for some sober discussion and a strong dose of education about the addiction risks of smoking marijuana — particularly among young people. It may start out as a party, but it often ends up as something much, much worse.

With the grace of God, I’ve been clean and sober for over 18 years — a recovery experience that still has me going to a lot of 12-step meetings.

And I hear time and again from young people coming into the rooms to get sober how pot smoking led to harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

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Can Nail Polish Give You Cancer?

Questions about the health risks of chemicals in nail polish are gaining new attention, The New York Times reports.

Concerns about potentially risky substances in nail polish were raised in 2006 when public health advocates began a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about three compounds in leading product brands — formaldehyde, a known carcinogen used as a hardening agent, and two materials linked to developmental defects: toluene, to evenly suspend color, and the plasticizer dibutyl phthalate, or DBP, to add flexibility and sheen.

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Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

Why your grandparents didn't have food allergies |
Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.

So why did your grandparents not have food allergies? It’s really quite simple…
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