Panic Attacks and Anxiety Linked To Low Vitamin B6 and Iron Levels

 

by Carly Fraser    Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a very normal emotion that might strike before we write a test, speak publicly or make an important decision.

This is different from anxiety disorders, however. Anxiety disorders affect over 18% of the American population alone, and develop as a result of a complex set of factors, including personality, brain chemistry, genetics, and life experiences. Continue reading

Shocking new drug danger discovered: Statins found to cause ALS, a fatal nervous system disorder

(Natural News) Many people take statins with the aim of improving their health, but these drugs come with so many side effects that they’re often not worth taking. Long under fire for their lack of results and their role in raising the risk of diabetes, yet another reason has emerged for avoiding these drugs: They can cause the deadly disorder ALS.

ALS, which stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a nervous system disorder that causes progressive muscle strength loss that is irreversible. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, it cause nerve cells within the spinal cord and brain that control your voluntary muscles to die. It may start with weakness in one leg or arm and speech changes before leading to muscle twitching and eventually preventing people from moving, speaking, eating and breathing. There is no cure, and the disease is fatal.

According to a new study that was published in the Drug Safety journal, statins could be one of the driving factors behind sporadic cases of ALS, which account for roughly nine out of ten ALS diagnoses. In the study, researchers looked at the reporting odds ratio, or ROR, of statins in relation to ALS and ALS-like symptoms. An ROR of 6 or greater generally suggests probable cause.

While the RORs for ALS were considered elevated for all of the statins studied, they discovered that lipophilic statins like Lovastatin (Altoprev) had an alarmingly high ROR of 107. Meanwhile, the ROR for Simvastatin (Zocor) was 23, while that of the popular statin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) was 17 and Rosuvastatin (Crestor) was 9.09. The researchers concluded that there is indeed a concerning connection that warrants further exploration.

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Statins have lots of side effects, few benefits

If you take statins, ALS isn’t the only medical problem you have to worry about. They’ve also been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and memory loss. The most common side effects include cognitive problems, fatigue and muscle symptoms, while some people note aggression, higher irritability, and numbness or tingling in their extremities. And while they are intended to reduce the risk of suffering an ischemic stroke, they can raise the risk of hemorrhagic strokes.

Statins have also been shown to double the risk of developing diabetes. The risk is even higher among post-menopausal women, with one large study of more than 150,000 women showing that this group’s risk of diabetes rises by 71 percent by taking statins.

Statins are a huge moneymaker for doctors and pharmaceutical companies, so it’s unlikely that prescriptions will slow down any time soon. Thankfully, many people can avoid them by making lifestyle changes that will improve their health and bring their cholesterol to healthier levels. While it’s not quite as easy as taking a pill, improving your diet and getting regular exercise won’t raise your risk of ALS or any other illness – in fact, it will have the opposite effect.

The first step is adding more foods to your diet that are known to fight cholesterol. Focus on getting plenty of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber, and eat foods like oats, fish and garlic. Try to increase your physical activity levels, whether you’re going from being sedentary to taking a few slow strolls round the block after dinner each week or turning a couple of your weekly jogs into runs. No matter what you’re currently doing, there is a way to raise the intensity.

With nearly one out of every four people in the U.S. over the age of 45 taking statins, it’s important that everyone is aware of the risks posed these drugs and the safer alternatives for lowering your cholesterol and protecting your heart health naturally.

by: Isabelle Z.

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Lyme Disease Treatment (Natural vs. Conventional) + Prevention Tips

Lyme disease is a complicated infection that is caused by bacteria that’s transmitted from a tick or insect bite. The majority of cases of Lyme are due to a bite from a type of deer tick known as the black-legged tick, which can carry and pass on bacteria known as borrelia burgdorferi.  According to the Michigan Lyme Disease Association, more recently it’s also been found that other insects can also spread Lyme disease or cause similar infections — including other types of ticks, mosquitoes, and possibly spiders or fleas.

Overall, up to 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year, according to new research from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), and many seek Lyme disease treatment. Lyme disease cases are largely concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 14 states accounting for over 96 percent of cases reported to CDC. Continue reading

Disturbing Study Reveals Connection Between Brain Damage and Hepatitis B Vaccine

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The hepatitis B vaccine is routinely administered to newborns, often just a few short hours after birth. It’s a highly controversial practice; for many parents, the idea of vaccinating a delicate, newborn baby has been a hard pill to swallow. Now, new research confirms there is a link between the hepatitis B vaccine and brain damage.

While vaccine propagandists continue to claim that vaccines are “100 percent safe,” the science clearly shows otherwise. There is a mountain of evidence which demonstrates vaccines can, and do, cause harm to their recipients — and it is growing taller by the day. Continue reading

Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?

by Joseph Mercola, D.O.

I completely understand that for many this issue is not debatable as they believe that vaccines are one of the greatest gifts to public health in the history of civilization. If you believe that, then let me encourage you to open your mind and explore other views held by many well respected physicians, scientists, clinicians and pro-vaccine safety educators. You might want to review the article Read This Before Vaccinating for Anything, to help you start your exploration process.

When it comes to vaccines, there are three primary questions that need to be considered. Continue reading

Recovering From Fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS) – S.H.I.N.E.

Recovering from Fibromyalgia: Am I Crazy?

by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

After dealing with an insane and skeptical medical system, those of you with CFS or fibromyalgia, or even just day-to-day fatigue, often begin to wonder if you’re crazy.Well rest assured that you’re not! … at least no more so than than everyone else 🙂

Let’s take a look at this problem in a little more depth. The medical community has a bad habit: When doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with their patients, they too often resort to branding them “nuts.” Imagine calling an electrician because your lights don’t work. The electrician checks all your wiring, can’t find the problem, and says, “You’re crazy. There’s nothing wrong with your lights.” You flip the switches and they still don’t work, but the electrician just says it again, “I’ve looked. There’s no problem here,” and walks out the door. This is exactly what many people with CFS/FMS and day-to-day fatigue experience. Continue reading

What is Fake Honey and How Do You Detect It?

Don’t Be Fooled. Fake Honey Is Everywhere! Here Is How To Detect It (And Brands To Avoid)

After my post about fake olive oil (over 70% of all store-bought extra virgin olive oils in the US are fake), I’ve finally decided to delve into the world of fake honey.

Have you ever taken a walk down the grocery store isle that shelves honey? Well, to tell you the truth, not all honey is created the same. In fact, most of the honey you buy at your local supermarket is not much healthier than refined white sugar (especially cheap honey), and a lot of it is manufactured in China, where regulations on health and safety are lax, and in many cases, non-existent. Continue reading

Another Vaccine Cover-up Revealed

Another vaccine cover-up revealed: Sharyl Attkisson drops bombshell on “Full Measure” broadcast – see banned video here

(Natural News) A bombshell report that reveals another shocking vaccine cover-up has been broadcast by Sharyl Attkisson’s “Full Measure” show. Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few remaining real journalists in America, and she has been attacked, smeared, censored and de-platformed for daring to ask real questions about vaccines, government spying and other “disallowed” topics. Continue reading

8 Health Dangers of Canola Oil

Not the Healthy Oil You’ve Been Led to Believe

Canola oil has practically taken over as the food processing industry’s oil of choice. Whether it’s mayonnaise, chips, or salad dressings, canola oil is usually the first, second or third ingredient on the list. Unfortunately, the health dangers of canola oil are far beyond what we’ve been led to believe. So if there aren’t any actual health reasons to use it, why would it be so widely used throughout the food industry? As with most reasons certain ingredients are used over others – the price. Canola oil is extremely inexpensive to grow and harvest. It is also very easy to grow, due to its genetic modifications and the fact that insects won’t go near it.

Canola oil was first created in the early 1970s as a natural oil. But in 1995, Monsanto created a genetically modified version of canola oil. By 2009, over 90 percent of the Canadian canola oil crop was genetically engineered.

What is Canola Oil?

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Top 10 Reasons to Cleanse with Ghee

On top of all this, it’s amazingly easy to make. I’ve been making it for decades! Unsalted butter in pan. Melt. Bring to a simmer. You will hear a crackling bubbling. When the crackling slows to almost none, and the foam that has formed on the top turns slightly golden brown around the edges. Take it off the heat. I pour it through a strainer (you don’t have to – the foam isn’t harmful) into a ceramic jar with a lid. It’s sits next to my stovetop. Easy peasy! – Evonne

Top 10 Reasons to Cleanse with Ghee

An Ayurvedic cleanse would not be an Ayurvedic cleanse if it did not call for the ingestion of melted ghee. New research may prove this ancient Vedic cleansing technique to be even more credible than we originally thought!  As it turns out, the microbes in the gut actually produce their own ghee constituents, making ghee a familiar and welcome substance in the body.  Continue reading