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    This just in...Psychiatry is BULLSHIT! Bulls were befuddled!
    Proven Wrong About Many of Its Assertions, Is Psychiatry Bullsh*t? | Alternet

    The Germans chime in...
    German Psychologists Declare “the Drugs Don’t Work”

    Meanwhile, back in the good ol' USofA...
    Big Pharma Spent Nearly $1 Billion Lobbying Government to Push Opiates

    From the British desk comes the news that...
    Enzymes used in cleaning products and food 'are potent allergens', warns study | Environment | The Guardian

    For this week's in-depth report...
    Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn's disease -- ScienceDaily
    Reading the related articles in the right sidebar at the above link is highly recommended
     
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    I think since a GERMAN PSYCHOLOGIST "chimed in" I think that he has a bone to pick with the older medical art of PSYCHAITRY.

    .gov hires more psychologists CHEAPER than hiring one psychiatrist. Psychologists use to have to work UNDER a Psychiatrist and the Psychiatrist would be the one who would be responsible for prescribing the true mood / mental altering drugs and long term treatments.
    Psychologist would handle group therapy sessions.
    I view Psychologist as I do Social Workers - Make Work Professions - Claim to Identify a Disorder ( MSW - problem) then offer to "treat it" .

    Psychologists have a box or boxes for EVERY type of individual in the World. Even if you have zero psychological issues they have a term for that too. aka - Make Work.
     
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    Perhaps, however, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands as proof positive that the "profession" of psychiatry is pure, unadulterated, 100% bullshit.

    This does not mean that some people don't need mental help. It simply means that psychiatry as is practised today is NOT the means of getting that help.
     
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    Psychology chases the same witches and demons.
    I had an aunt who began having mental issues.
    A psychiatrist ordered blood work after she had no changes under her psychologist treatment and therapies.

    Come founded out due to obsession with eating hotdogs her levels were outside of normal ranges. The psychiatrist told her to eat bananas, if she drank soft drinks to drink Coca-Cola, and placed her on Lithium for a time being.
    His treatment and protocol worked for her.

    Of the Pair-a-Docs ( see the play on the word) I trust a psychiatrist over psychologist. IMO
     
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    Coffee Shop Cancer Warnings | Acrylamide: Health Hacks- Thomas DeLauer
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    Coffee Shop Cancer Warnings | Acrylamide from Health Hacks with Thomas DeLauer is an alarming look at a byproduct called acrylamide and how it has been deemed to potentially cause negative health effects. Join Celebrity Trainer & Organic Foods Expert, Thomas DeLauer to find out how acrylamide comes to pass and how it may be found at coffee shops, restaurants and even on your own grill. Learn how to reduce your intake of this byproduct and how you can
    keep healthy, stay better-informed and remain on track toward your health and fitness goals. Thomas Creates Loads of Health and Fitness Videos, and you can get more of them at: http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com
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    10 ways to Cut Calories: Health Hacks- Thomas DeLauer
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    10 ways to Cut Calories from Health Hacks with Thomas DeLauer is an invaluable fat loss tip on several easy ways that you can cut calories to boost your weight loss potential. Join Celebrity Trainer & Organic Foods Expert, Thomas DeLauer to learn some of the simple dietary habits that you can get into like drinking black coffee, upping your fiber and protein, replacing sodas with drinks with natural sweeteners, or even keeping your kitchen clean to stop unwanted pounds and attaining your weight goals. Find out how things like salad dressing can sneak up on you and sabotage your fat-burning progress. Stay tuned weekly for more free health tips to help you stay healthy and remain on track toward your health and fitness goals. Thomas Creates Loads of Health and Fitness Videos, and you can get more of them at: http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com If you found this video helpful, head on over and “like” Thomas’s Facebook fan page at http://www.Facebook.com/Thomas.DeLauer and subscribe to his channel on YouTube at the link below.

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    Kelp | Optimize Your Thyroid: Health Hacks- Thomas DeLauer
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    How Kelp Benefits the Thyroid from Health Hacks with Thomas DeLauer is a quick look at some of the ways that kelp can support your thyroid for enhanced metabolism, body heat regulation, better brain function and even neuro function. Join Celebrity Trainer & Organic Foods Expert, Thomas DeLauer to learn how iodine affects the thyroid and why mineral content may be higher from sea plants & sea algae. Find out how regulate your iodine intake. Stay tuned weekly for more free health tips to help you stay healthy and remain on track toward your health and fitness goals. Thomas Creates Loads of Health and Fitness Videos, and you can get more of them at: http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com If you found this video helpful, head on over and “like” Thomas’s Facebook fan page at http://www.Facebook.com/Thomas.DeLauer and subscribe to his channel on YouTube at the link below.

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    Remember the Zika virus? Pretty much killed the Olympics?

    So, the extra brilliant medical people came up with a vaccine (please look surprised...the NSA is watching) that alters YOUR DNA!

    Zika Vaccine: Watch Out— It Will Alter Your DNA


    See! I wasn't making this s**t up!
     
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    25 HEALTHY HABIT HACKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
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    4 Worst Liver Habits | Tylenol and 3 Others Damage Your Liver: Thomas DeLauer
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    4 Worst Liver Habits | Tylenol and 3 Others Damage Your Liver: Thomas DeLauer

    1) Too much self-medication

    One of the main functions of the liver is to break down substances that we take by mouth, including medications, herbs and supplements.

    This process usually takes place efficiently and without causing any harm. When new medications are developed, they are extensively tested to make sure they are safe before being approved for general use.

    Acetaminophen, when used as directed, is extremely safe even for people with liver disease. However, taking too much acetaminophen at once, or taking a high dose of acetaminophen continuously over several days can cause damage to the liver.

    How it Damages the Liver

    A dose of Tylenol is absorbed by the gastrointestinal system and released into the bloodstream, where it alleviates pain and symptoms of fever. The liver filters the blood, which is responsible for metabolizing Tylenol into compounds that can be excreted by the body.

    About 90% is metabolized into harmless substances and excreted in the urine by the kidneys. Another 2% is removed without being metabolized. Between 5-10% is metabolized into a toxic compound called N-acetyl-p-benzoquinoeimine (NAPQI).

    Normally, the liver can safely remove NAPQI by combining it with gluthathione and converting it into a water-soluble product that is excreted in bile.

    However, after an overdose, the liver does not have enough gluthathione to combine with the NAPQI. Excess amounts of the toxic chemical cause rapid cell death, necrosis, tissue damage, and potentially deadly acute liver failure. (1,2,3)

    2) Alcohol abuse

    The liver can only handle a certain amount of alcohol at any given time, so if you drink more than the liver can deal with by drinking too quickly, or drinking too much, your liver cells struggle to process it.

    When alcohol reaches the liver, it produces a toxic enzyme called acetaldehyde, which can damage liver cells and cause permanent scarring.

    3) Smoking

    Though cigarette smoke does not directly come into contact with the liver, it does indirectly affect the liver.

    The chemicals in cigarette smoke eventually make their way to the liver. These chemicals cause oxidative stress on the liver, which leads to damage to the liver cells and fibrosis.

    Oxidative stress is involved in the aging of all the organs of the body. Oxidation produces free radicals that damage the cells of the body.

    4) Lack of Sleep

    If you want to keep your body — and particularly your liver – in good condition, it is important that you get enough sleep.

    During sleep, the body repairs and renews its cells, so lack of sleep will interfere with that. In turn, if the liver cannot repair and renew itself as you sleep, it can’t function properly when you’re awake.

    A study published in the Journal of Anatomy found that sleep deprivation can cause oxidative stress to the liver.
    It was found that livers weren’t processing fat efficiently and instead allowed fat to accumulate (which proves that the body cannot function well without a properly working liver) (8)

    References

    1) Acetaminophen and Liver Injury: Q & A for Consumers. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consu...

    2) How Does Tylenol Cause Liver Damage? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.schmidtlaw.com/how-does-t...

    3) How Does Tylenol Cause Liver Damage? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.schmidtlaw.com/how-does-t...

    4) Maher, J. (1997). Exploring Alcohol’s Effects on Liver Function. Retrieved from https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publicatio...

    5) Alcohol — Love Your Liver. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://loveyourliver.com.au/alcohol/




    6) Heavy smoking and liver. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    7) 5 Common Habits That Damage Your Liver. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com...

    8) Sleep deprivation predisposes liver to oxidative stress and phospholipid damage: a quantitative molecular imaging study. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...




    9) Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric in Fatty Liver Disease. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/na...

    10) Turmeric Can Reduce Risk of Fatty Liver Disease. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://hepfree.nyc/turmeric-can-redu...
     
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    Nut Milk: Top Picks for Fat Loss & Inflammation | Health Hacks- Thomas DeLauer
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    Nut Milk: Top Picks for Fat Loss & Inflammation from Health Hacks with Thomas DeLauer is an in-depth look at the different nut milks on the market and which one offers the most benefits in terms of weight loss, fatty acids, anti-inflammatories and vitamins. Join Celebrity Trainer & Organic Foods Expert, Thomas DeLauer as he compares almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk and flax milk to offer up the pros and cons. Find out which is best for you to consider implementing into your diet based on your needs. Stay tuned weekly for more free health tips to help you stay healthy and remain on track toward your health and fitness goals. Thomas Creates Loads of Health and Fitness Videos, and you can get more of them at: http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com If you found this video helpful, head on over and “like” Thomas’s Facebook fan page at http://www.Facebook.com/Thomas.DeLauer and subscribe to his channel on YouTube at the link below.

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    Fluoroquinolones - Class of antibiotics (see: Cipro, Levaquin, etc.). Known by FDA to be EXTREMELY dangerous to human health

    “This antibiotic will ruin you” – A Woman Had to Undergo 20 Surgeries to Repair Damage This Common Drug Caused. (FDA issued a warning too late…) | AltHealthWorks.com

    Excerpt from article:

    Fluoroquinolones: The Most Dangerous Common Antibiotics on The Market

    Fluoroquinolones is a class of antibiotics that can easily take the title of the most dangerous antibiotics available on the market.

    These include:

    -ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
    -levofloxacin (Levaquin)
    -moxifloxacin (Avelox)
    -ofloxacin (Floxin)
    -gemifloxacin (Factive)
    -plus generic brands

    On July 26, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) revised the warning for these antibiotics to the strongest possible FDA warning.

    “These medicines are associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system that can occur together in the same patient.”

    This serious warning was due to fluoroquinolones’ seriously side effects and damage to:

    Central nervous system: nerve damage, hallucinations, brain fog, psychosis, loss of memory, anxiety, depression, confusion, suicidal thoughts, and even personality changes

    Musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system: tendon rupture, tendinitis, numbness and tingling in arms and legs, muscle weakness and pain, joint pain and swelling

    Visual system: retinal detachment

    Renal system: kidney failure

    Other body systems: skin rash, sunburn, abnormal heart beat, severe diarrhea

    Many studies back up the warning:

    Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been associated with Achilles tendinitis and rupture in reports as early as 1992.

    A 2010 report concluded that fluoroquinolones are associated with many musculoskeletal complications involving tendon, cartilage, bone, and muscle that are often underreported.

    A 2003 review connected fluoroquinolones to tendon injuries, especially in patients with other existing health issues.
     
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    Could sensitivity to electromagnetic frequencies be a cause of your condition? Dr. Elizabeth Plourde talks about how you might be able to find out if that's the case. She also discusses how she was able to determine that these frequencies were behind her conditions!
     
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    Weight Loss Tip: How Carbs Convert to Fat | Health Hacks- Thomas DeLauer
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    Weight Loss Tip: How Carbs Convert to Fat from Health Hacks with Thomas DeLauer is an eye-opening look into why our bodies store carbs as fat and how that process happens. Join Celebrity Trainer & Organic Foods Expert, Thomas DeLauer as he explains glucose, glycogen and how the body processes fat for energy. Find out what De novo lipogenesis is and some of the common mistakes that you may be making that could be hindering your fat loss. Stay tuned weekly for more free health tips to help you stay healthy and remain on track toward your health and fitness goals. Thomas Creates Loads of Health and Fitness Videos, and you can get more of them at: http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com If you found this video helpful, head on over and “like” Thomas’s Facebook fan page at http://www.Facebook.com/Thomas.DeLauer and subscribe to his channel on YouTube at the link below.

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    Serrapeptase: Reduce Inflammation for Faster Recovery from Health Hacks with Thomas DeLauer is a fascinating look at Serrapeptase, an enzyme derived from the intestine of the silk worm that has been shown to break down proteins to attack inflammation and speed up recovery times. Join Celebrity Trainer & Organic Foods Expert, Thomas DeLauer as he explains how Serrapeptase can actually reduce pain and geo-target areas of inflammation by binding to the macroglobulin inside the blood plasma and protect itself from your immune system to be allowed to do its work. Find out how it only breaks down non-living protein tissue (fibrin) that can clog arteries and increase inflammation. Stay tuned weekly for more free health tips to help you stay healthy and remain on track toward your health and fitness goals. Thomas Creates Loads of Health and Fitness Videos, and you can get more of them at: http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com If you found this video helpful, head on over and “like” Thomas’s Facebook fan page at http://www.Facebook.com/Thomas.DeLauer and subscribe to his channel on YouTube at the link below.

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    Top 3 Drinks for Fat Loss and Digestion | Apple Cider Vinegar for Metabolism: Thomas DeLauer
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    Top 3 Drinks for Fat Loss and Digestion | Apple Cider Vinegar for Metabolism: Thomas DeLauer

    Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

    The benefits of apple cider vinegar come from its powerful healing compounds, which include acetic acid, magnesium, probiotics, and polyphenols.

    Acetic Acid

    Apple Cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which is a synthetic carboxylic acid with antibacterial and antifungal properties.

    Weight loss/Metabolism

    A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, mice fed a high-fat diet along with acetic acid -- vinegar's key component -- developed up to 10% less body fat than control rodents.

    Zevia

    Zevia is an all-natural zero calorie soda made without artificial sweeteners, is non-GMO, kosher, gluten-free, vegan and contains no colors, dyes or phosphoric acid.

    Considered all-natural as it uses Stevia as a sweetener.

    Regulate Blood Sugar/Glucose

    An article published in Journal of Dietary Supplements evaluated how stevia affects diabetic rats. It was discovered that rats treated with 250 and 500 milligrams every day “significantly” reduced fasting blood sugar levels and balanced insulin resistance, and triglycerides.

    Matcha Green Tea

    Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha Green Tea is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder.

    EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate)

    Green tea contains a specific set of antioxidant known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial.

    One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties.

    Reduces Inflammation

    Egcg appears to effectively inhibit TAK1 by blocking its phosphorylation. TAK1 is a mediator of inflammation, and is integral to the activation of downstream mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in response to receptor stimulation by the inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β and tumor necrosis factor (TNF).

    The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences conducted a study and found that matcha green tea may reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis,

    During the study, mice were injected with collagen to induce a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis in humans.

    Of those who drank tea, 44% became arthritic. Of those who didn’t drink tea, 94% became arthritic. (12)

    References

    1) Acetic Acid Upregulates the Expression of Genes for Fatty Acid Oxidation Enzymes in Liver To Suppress Body Fat Accumulation - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/j...

    2) Polyphenols Can Aid Gut Health, Boost Longevity. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health-news...

    3) Do Polyphenols Improve Your Gut Bacteria? (n.d.). Retrieved from https://chriskresser.com/do-polypheno...

    4) Effects of apple cider vinegars produced with different techniques on blood lipids in high-cholesterol-fed rats. - PubMed - NCBI. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...

    5) Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Is it Really a Powerful Healing Tonic? - Underground Health. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.undergroundhealth.com/is-...

    6) The Effect of Stevia Rebaudiana on Serum Omentin and Visfatin Level in STZ-Induced Diabetic Rats (PDF Download Available). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...

    7) Stevioside inhibits atherosclerosis by improving insulin signaling and antioxidant defense in obese insulin-resistant mice. - PubMed - NCBI. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...

    8) Sharma, N., Mogra, R., & Upadhyay, B. (2009). Effect of Stevia Extract Intervention on Lipid Profile. Retrieved from http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journ...

    9) United States Patent: 6500471. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pa...

    10) EGCG extract, health benefit, side effects. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.raysahelian.com/egcg.html
     
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    The following medicines in the article are known generally as gabapentinoids. For those on pain meds these may well be on your prescription regemin:

    Neurontin and Lyrica Adverse Effects: The Saga Continues | Health & Wellness News

    Here's the main point but there's much supporting evidence att the link above:

    Lyrica Use Injures Muscles and Induces Brain Shrinkage
    A March 2017 animal study identified another scary adverse side effect from Lyrica or pregabalin. Animals were given either a single dose or a daily dose of varying amounts of pregabalin for 21 days. Immediately after the three weeks, skeletal muscle tissue was evaluated for injury and oxidative stress. Regardless of the dose, pathological damage was found. The worst damage occurred with long-term use, showing as a significant loss of muscle or muscle atrophy, and high levels of inflammatory cells infiltrating into the muscles. This led to cell degeneration after just 21 days of exposure to the drug. This is yet another example of “a death sentence to cells”. Many with chronic pain disorders are put on this drug for years. What is it doing to this population? The reason for the muscle damage is still unclear, but is the medical treatment causing more harm in the long-run?

    It has been somewhat of a mystery on how Lyrica/pregabalin works. In a recent cellular study, scientists found that pregabalin decreased nerve excitation or nerve firing in the part of the brain called the dentate gyrus and cells called granule cells. In addition, Lyrica exposure caused these granule cells to mature or age faster. The dentate gyrus is in the input region or receiving area of the hippocampus, which plays a critical role in learning, memory, and spatial relationship interpretation. New nerve cells in this area are generated throughout all ages of life, but Lyrica was found to dampen or inhibit the rate of signals in the area and aged the granule cells. When nerve tissue is on-fire with inflammation and over-stimulation, it is one thing to dampen the hippocampus, but what about chronic use or inappropriate use of the drug. Is this a death sentence to hippocampal function?

    Other new information showed that Lyrica treatment shrunk the brain’s gray matter in fibromyalgia patients treated with short-term use of Lyrica. The drug blocked the production of the excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate. Excess glutamate is certainly problematic in the brain, as it leads to “wind-up” or central sensitization and causes high levels of oxidative stress to the brain. This is felt as pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, etc. The authors of this study did not seem to find the brain shrinkage alarming, but rather helpful, because of reduced pain and less oxidative stress on the brain, but common sense begs to differ. The concern, again, relates to chronic use, as many fibromyalgia patients are put on this drug for years. It would seem to be a double-edge sword on brain size and stability, as Lyrica causes brain shrinkage and so does the effect of chronic pain and oxidative stress.

    Other adverse effects have been found with Lyrica and Neurontin. A recent review study released found that several of the antiepileptic drugs, like Lyrica and Neurontin were associated with increased risk of infection. Another report showed severe muscle cell death and extreme bruising when Lyrica was combined with the antibiotic azithromycin in an elderly woman. The woman was being treated with Lyrica for chronic back pain for three months and had a single dose of the antibiotic for bronchitis. The combination caused a severe life-threatening illness.

    Neurontin Adverse Effects
    Neurontin also has been linked with vision abnormalities, suicide, sleep apnea, decreased breathing/hypoventilation, respiratory failure, muscle weakness/damage, and worsening of some autoimmune neurological disorders. It is also toxic to mitochondria, the energy-producing life force of our cells. It can adversely raise LDL cholesterol levels, cause sleep apnea, and has led to urinary-incontinence in adults. Once the drug was discontinued, the adverse effects were reversible.

    If you need be on Lyrica, Neurontin or other similar drugs for severe problems, work with your provider to use it for the shortest time and lowest dose possible. Medical journals recommend very close drug therapy monitoring when using Lyrica or Neurontin.
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    Again, there's much more at the link:

    http://www.wellnessresources.com/he...nd_lyrica_adverse_effects_the_saga_continues/


     
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    Water kefir

    Water kefir is a carbohydrate-containing liquid that has been fermented, such as coconut water, for 1 to 2 days.

    A colony of bacteria and yeast known as water kefir grains (does not contain actual grains) are added to the liquid in order to facilitate fermentation

    Traditionally water kefir is made from water with 8% sucrose, dried fruits (usually figs), lemon slices and kefir grains.

    Kombucha

    Kombucha is a tea, usually sweetened black tea, that has been fermented for up to 30 days.
    ● Less fermentation time yields a more mild kombucha
    ● Greater fermentation time yields a more acidic-tasting kombucha

    A colony of bacteria and yeast which resembles a mushroom cap are added to the tea in order to facilitate fermentation (referred to as a SCOBY - symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).

    Fermented foods help to keep our gut microbiome diverse and healthy

    Both water kefir and kombucha contain healthy bacteria, however they contain different bacteria which make them serve different purposes

    Kefir is full of lactic acid bacteria (LAS)
    ● Contains more strains of bacteria than kombucha
    ● It does contain acids and enzymes like kombucha, but these are not as strong
    ● Great for probiotic effects

    Kombucha
    ● Contains bacteria, acids and enzymes that help the body break down food
    ● Generally contains caffeine from the tea
    ● Functions moreso as a digestive aid than a strong probiotic

    Those with candida or a bacterial overgrowth should avoid kombucha, however some with candida have found a positive impact with coconut water kefir.

    Coconut water kefir also has the additional benefits of coconut water, such as electrolytes, including high quantities of potassium.

    References:

    1. Kombucha: A systematic review of the clinical evidence
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    2. Current Evidence on physiological activity and expected health effects of kombucha fermented beverage.
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    3. The microbial diversity of water kefir
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    4. Water kefir vs. kombucha
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    5. Kombucha and kefirs: hype or healthy?
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    Modern Medicine is a Disease

    Doctors, their medical organizations and the great pharmaceutical companies practice a sinister form of medicine that directly causes suffering and pain in people's lives. Thus, I am not surprised when James Howard Kunstler writes that modern medicine is a hostage racket: "Medicine is now a catastrophe every bit as pernicious as the illnesses it is supposed to treat, and a grave threat to a nation that we're supposed to care about. If you thought banking in our time was a miserable racket — which it is, of course, and by "racket" I mean a criminal enterprise — then so-called health care has it beat by a country mile, with an added layer of sadism and cruelty built into its operations. Nobody in the system will say what anything costs and nobody wants to because it would break the spell that they work in an honest, legit business. The services are provided when the customer is under the utmost duress, often life threatening, and the outcome even in a successful recovery from illness is financial ruin that leaves a lot of people better off dead. The system is one of engineered criminality. It is inflicting ruin on millions." The majority of people believe in the medical pharmaceutical con - that the snake-oil remedies with all the side effects will actually cure their ailments. Many people believe this fantasy and are willing to bankrupt themselves and their families in their desperate and misguided need to believe. What they are buying into is disease because modern medicine is a disease, it is a plague and people die right and left from it.

    Even when there is good news, when a cancer patient recovers after being poisoned with chemotherapy and radiation the bad news usually comes later when the cancer comes back or a number of side effects like heart attacks set in.

    Con Men Who Believe

    The religion of medicine is slowly being broken as we discover how fantastic their fantasies are. When we find out that judges at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) confirmed that the measles virus does not exist what are we supposed to think about the field of pediatrics and the integrity of companies that make vaccines. There is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence of the virus in any scientific literature. This raises the question of what was actually injected into millions over the past few decades. Certainly nothing good.

    We have doctors who like to inject heavy metals into newborn babies and they are called pediatricians. The Chinese are finding the nerve to finger vaccines as a major cause of Autism, a disease that most often offers a lifetime of torture for families.

    In the first court award in a vaccine-autism claim the family of Hannah Poling received more than $1.5 million for her care, lost earnings, and pain and suffering for the first year alone. In addition to the first year, the family will receive more than $500,000 per year to pay for Hannah's care. In 2002, Hannah's parents filed an autism claim in federal vaccine court. Five years later, the government settled the case before trial and had it sealed.

    Lawyers representing the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies, claiming they have pumped dangerous painkillers into Native American communities in Oklahoma.

    There is no end to medical madness and all the ways it can come back to haunt you. Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials reported. Experts attribute the higher rates to more injection drug use during the ongoing opioid epidemic.

    The Americans at the CDC and FDA would rather cover it all up and let the massacre of minds and hearts continue. The FDAhas actually "certified" a 2009 letter sent anonymously by FDA staff to President Obama describing "systemic corruption and wrongdoing that permeates all levels of FDA."

    A 2017 study in Africa compared a DTP/OPV (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, oral polio) vaccinated group of children to an unvaccinated group. The authors found there was a 10-fold increase risk in death in the vaccinated group that received only the DPT shot, as compared to the unvaccinated group.

    Merck's Gardasil vaccine causes death, collapse and chronic illnessin young women and girls, including a new, never-before described"disease" called Juvenile ALS, a fatal condition in which the nervoussystem is slowly destroyed while consciousness remains unimpaired.

    In the flu vaccine, there is a whopping 51,000 ppb (parts per billion) of mercury in the multi-dose flu vaccine—the most common type of flu vaccine given. How much is 51,000 ppb? It is 25,000 times the legal maximum for mercury in drinking waterestablished by the Environmental Protection Agency. Keep in mind that when you inject mercury, it is 100% absorbed so it is more toxic to inject it as compared to eating it in fish or drinking it in water. Do pediatricians rise up against the CDC and complain?

    For those who think vaccines are safe and pediatricians are saints in white jackets, know that the United States government, as of August 6, 2008, paid out 1.8 billion dollars ($1,804,415,262.35) to parents who brought the cases of their children killed by vaccines or severely damaged (autism) in front of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

    Corporations that produce drugs that kill and hurt hundreds of thousands of people a year, even when they are properly prescribed, are protected by governments, politicians and arrogant medical officials.

    Obamacare and the entire medical establishment paradigm is to force western medicine down everyone's throat. Karl Denninger says about Obamacare, "But for virtually everyone else these "plans" are nothing more than financial rape." "Every step of the way, the US medical system is greased to perpetuate fraud against taxpayers, against patients, against insurers," writes Mike Shedlock.

    Conclusion

    Contemporary medicine has become the practice of pharmaceutical terrorism. Too many doctors think they know better about how other peoples' lives should be lived or ended. "The FDA has assumed for itself Godlike power, requiring that its official approval be obtained before any substance can legally be used in the prevention and treatment of disease. The FDA's legal-regulatory control therefore is totalitarian and Napoleonic in construct; what it does not explicitly permit as a medicine is implicitly forbidden," writes Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com.

    The worst terrorists are of course those who will not admit they are. Medicine kills more people than any other form of terrorism. Did you know that the CDC is looking for police powers for a mandatory vaccination program? Get vaccinated or go to jail!

    Radiologists administer near lethal dosages meaning they put their cancer patients in front of a nuclear firing squad when they administer radiation as a cancer treatment.

    When radiation therapy is used to treat cancer, a very large dose of radiation, about 5,000,000 millirem (or 5,000 rem) (50,000 mSv) is delivered to the tumor site. Below is a chart that says that each dose of radiation treatment delivers 2,000,000 millirem so with the multiple treatments most patients receive it is easy to see how fast they get up to a fatal dose. Ten thousand mSv is a fatal dose. That is 10,000,000 millirem.

    The general nature of 'evil' is to not have consciousness of the effect that our actions have on the feelings and emotional world of others. Doctors have no excuse for how many people they kill each year, at least in America—statistics are kept and published.

    The destiny of medicine is in the hands of madmen—totally deranged executives of big pharmaceutical companies in cooperation with the FDA and doctors—who are hell bent on getting as many people on their dangerous drugs as they possibly can.

    Pharmaceutical terrorism is a term I coined 14 years ago when I published Cry of the Heart, a book about the tragic situation centering on the childhood vaccination program. That work reached its full expression in The Terror of Pediatric Medicine.

    Dr. Viera Scheibner gives us an explanation of why some doctors have fallen to such a low state. "The inability to listen and observe the truth has created a breed of medical practitioners who inflict illness rather than healing, who become accusers rather than helpers, and who are ultimately just covering up - whether consciously or unknowingly, but with frighteningly increasing frequency - for the disasters created by their useless and deadly concoctions and sanctimonious ministrations." As long as Big Pharma runs medicine, we will never have a health care system that has interest in teaching people how to be healthy. When profits come from sickness, the corporations find creative ways of sickening people with their dangerous drugs, surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments not to mention all their dangerous tests (CAT Scans) where they cannot even control the dosages of radiation most patients receive
     
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    Oh boy! Hard EVIDENCE that the brains of men and women ARE different! (remember, it took a near genius with grant and gov money to figure this out...)

    Linky: How men's and women's brains are different | Stanford Medicine


    Two minds
    The cognitive differences between men and women
    By Bruce Goldman
    Illustration by Gérard DuBois
    When Nirao Shah decided in 1998 to study sex-based differences in the brain using up-to-the-minute molecular tools, he didn’t have a ton of competition. But he did have a good reason.


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    “I wanted to find and explore neural circuits that regulate specific behaviors,” says Shah, then a newly minted Caltech PhD who was beginning a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia. So, he zeroed in on sex-associated behavioral differences in mating, parenting and aggression.

    “These behaviors are essential for survival and propagation,” says Shah, MD, PhD, now a Stanford professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of neurobiology. “They’re innate rather than learned — at least in animals — so the circuitry involved ought to be developmentally hard-wired into the brain. These circuits should differ depending on which sex you’re looking at.”

    His plan was to learn what he could about the activity of genes tied to behaviors that differ between the sexes, then use that knowledge to help identify the neuronal circuits — clusters of nerve cells in close communication with one another — underlying those behaviors.

    At the time, this was not a universally popular idea. The neuroscience community had largely considered any observed sex-associated differences in cognition and behavior in humans to be due to the effects of cultural influences. Animal researchers, for their part, seldom even bothered to use female rodents in their experiments, figuring that the cyclical variations in their reproductive hormones would introduce confounding variability into the search for fundamental neurological insights.

    But over the past 15 years or so, there’s been a sea change as new technologies have generated a growing pile of evidence that there are inherent differences in how men’s and women’s brains are wired and how they work.

    Not how well they work, mind you. Our differences don’t mean one sex or the other is better or smarter or more deserving. Some researchers have grappled with charges of “neurosexism”: falling prey to stereotypes or being too quick to interpret human sex differences as biological rather than cultural. They counter, however, that data from animal research, cross-cultural surveys, natural experiments and brain-imaging studies demonstrate real, if not always earthshaking, brain differences, and that these differences may contribute to differences in behavior and cognition.

    Nirao Shah studies how some genes at work in the mouse brain determine sex-specific behaviors, like the female trait of protecting the nest from intruders. He says most of these genes have human analogues but their function is not fully understood.
    Nirao Shah studies how some genes at work in the mouse brain determine sex-specific behaviors, like the female trait of protecting the nest from intruders. He says most of these genes have human analogues but their function is not fully understood.
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    Behavior differences
    In 1991, just a few years before Shah launched his sex-differences research, Diane Halpern, PhD, past president of the American Psychological Association, began writing the first edition of her acclaimed academic text, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities. She found that the animal-research literature had been steadily accreting reports of sex-associated neuroanatomical and behavioral differences, but those studies were mainly gathering dust in university libraries. Social psychologists and sociologists pooh-poohed the notion of any fundamental cognitive differences between male and female humans, notes Halpern, a professor emerita of psychology at Claremont McKenna College.

    In her preface to the first edition, Halpern wrote: “At the time, it seemed clear to me that any between-sex differences in thinking abilities were due to socialization practices, artifacts and mistakes in the research, and bias and prejudice. ... After reviewing a pile of journal articles that stood several feet high and numerous books and book chapters that dwarfed the stack of journal articles … I changed my mind.”

    Why? There was too much data pointing to the biological basis of sex-based cognitive differences to ignore, Halpern says. For one thing, the animal-research findings resonated with sex-based differences ascribed to people. These findings continue to accrue. In a study of 34 rhesus monkeys, for example, males strongly preferred toys with wheels over plush toys, whereas females found plush toys likable. It would be tough to argue that the monkeys’ parents bought them sex-typed toys or that simian society encourages its male offspring to play more with trucks. A much more recent study established that boys and girls 9 to 17 months old — an age when children show few if any signs of recognizing either their own or other children’s sex — nonetheless show marked differences in their preference for stereotypically male versus stereotypically female toys.

    Halpern and others have cataloged plenty of human behavioral differences. “These findings have all been replicated,” she says. Women excel in several measures of verbal ability — pretty much all of them, except for verbal analogies. Women’s reading comprehension and writing ability consistently exceed that of men, on average. They outperform men in tests of fine-motor coordination and perceptual speed. They’re more adept at retrieving information from long-term memory.

    Men, on average, can more easily juggle items in working memory. They have superior visuospatial skills: They’re better at visualizing what happens when a complicated two- or three-dimensional shape is rotated in space, at correctly determining angles from the horizontal, at tracking moving objects and at aiming projectiles.

    Navigation studies in both humans and rats show that females of both species tend to rely on landmarks, while males more typically rely on “dead reckoning”: calculating one’s position by estimating the direction and distance traveled rather than using landmarks.

    New technologies have generated a growing pile of evidence that there are inherent differences in how men’s and women’s brains are wired and how they work.
    Many of these cognitive differences appear quite early in life. “You see sex differences in spatial-visualization ability in 2- and 3-month-old infants,” Halpern says. Infant girls respond more readily to faces and begin talking earlier. Boys react earlier in infancy to experimentally induced perceptual discrepancies in their visual environment. In adulthood, women remain more oriented to faces, men to things.

    All these measured differences are averages derived from pooling widely varying individual results. While statistically significant, the differences tend not to be gigantic. They are most noticeable at the extremes of a bell curve, rather than in the middle, where most people cluster. Some argue that we may safely ignore them.

    But the long list of behavioral tendencies in which male-female ratios are unbalanced extends to cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders. Women are twice as likely as men to experience clinical depression in their lifetimes; likewise for post-traumatic stress disorder. Men are twice as likely to become alcoholic or drug-dependent, and 40 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia. Boys’ dyslexia rate is perhaps 10 times that of girls, and they’re four or five times as likely to get a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

    Could underlying biological differences — subtle though they may be for most of us — help explain these gaping
    between-sex imbalances in the prevalence of mental disorders and account for the cognitive and behavioral differences observed between men and women?

    How our brains differ
    The neuroscience literature shows that the human brain is a sex-typed organ with distinct anatomical differences in neural structures and accompanying physiological differences in function, says UC-Irvine professor of neurobiology and behavior Larry Cahill, PhD. Cahill edited the 70-article January/February 2017 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research — the first-ever issue of any neuroscience journal devoted entirely to the influence of sex differences on nervous-system function.

    Brain-imaging studies indicate that these differences extend well beyond the strictly reproductive domain, Cahill says. Adjusted for total brain size (men’s are bigger), a woman’s hippocampus, critical to learning and memorization, is larger than a man’s and works differently. Conversely, a man’s amygdala, associated with the experiencing of emotions and the recollection of such experiences, is bigger than a woman’s. It, too, works differently, as Cahill’s research has demonstrated.

    In 2000, Cahill scanned the brains of men and women viewing either highly aversive films or emotionally neutral ones. The aversive films were expected to trip off strong negative emotions and concomitant imprinting in the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure found in each brain hemisphere. Activity in the amygdala during the viewing experience, as expected, predicted subjects’ later ability to recall the viewed clips. But in women, this relationship was observed only in the left amygdala. In men, it was only in the right amygdala. Cahill and others have since confirmed these results.

    Discoveries like this one should ring researchers’ alarm buzzers. Women, it’s known, retain stronger, more vivid memories of emotional events than men do. They recall emotional memories more quickly, and the ones they recall are richer and more intense. If, as is likely, the amygdala figures into depression or anxiety, any failure to separately analyze men’s and women’s brains to understand their different susceptibilities to either syndrome would be as self-defeating as not knowing left from right.

    The two hemispheres of a woman’s brain talk to each other more than a man’s do. In a 2014 study, University of Pennsylvania researchers imaged the brains of 428 male and 521 female youths — an uncharacteristically huge sample — and found that the females’ brains consistently showed more strongly coordinated activity between hemispheres, while the males’ brain activity was more tightly coordinated within local brain regions. This finding, a confirmation of results in smaller studies published earlier, tracks closely with others’ observations that the corpus callosum-— the white-matter cable that crosses and connects the hemispheres — is bigger in women than in men and that women’s brains tend to be more bilaterally symmetrical than men’s.

    Many of these cognitive differences appear quite early in life. ‘You see sex differences in spatial-visualization ability in 2- and 3-month-old infants.’
    “To some appreciable degree, these brain differences have to translate to behavioral differences,” says Cahill. Numerous studies show that they do, sometimes with medically meaningful implications.

    A 2017 study in JAMA Psychiatry imaged the brains of 98 individuals ages 8 to 22 with autism spectrum disorder and 98 control subjects. Both groups contained roughly equal numbers of male and female subjects. The study confirmed earlier research showing that the pattern of variation in the thickness of the brain’s cortex differed between males and females. But the great majority of female subjects with ASD, the researchers found, had cortical-thickness variation profiles similar to those of typical non-ASD males.

    In other words, having a typical male brain structure, whether you’re a boy or a girl, is a substantial risk factor for ASD. By definition, more boys’ than girls’ brains have this profile, possibly helping explain ASD’s four- to fivefold preponderance among boys compared with girls.

    Why our brains differ
    But why are men’s and women’s brains different? One big reason is that, for much of their lifetimes, women and men have different fuel additives running through their tanks: the sex-steroid hormones. In female mammals, the primary additives are a few members of the set of molecules called estrogens, along with another molecule called progesterone; and in males, testosterone and a few look-alikes collectively deemed androgens. Importantly, males developing normally in utero get hit with a big mid-gestation surge of testosterone, permanently shaping not only their body parts and proportions but also their brains. (Genetic defects disrupting testosterone’s influence on a developing male human’s cells induce a shift to a feminine body plan, our “default” condition.)

    In general, brain regions that differ in size between men and women (such as the amygdala and the hippocampus) tend to contain especially high concentrations of receptors for sex hormones.

    Another key variable in the composition of men versus women stems from the sex chromosomes, which form one of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes in each cell. Generally, females have two X chromosomes in their pair, while males have one X and one Y chromosome. A gene on the Y chromosome is responsible for the cascade of developmental events that cause bodies and brains to take on male characteristics. Some other genes on the Y chromosome may be involved in brain physiology and cognition.

    Scientists routinely acknowledge that the presence or absence of a single DNA base pair can make a medically important difference. What about an entire chromosome? While the genes hosted on the X chromosome and the Y chromosome (about 1,500 on the X, 27 on the Y) may once have had counterparts on the other, that’s now the case for only a few of them. Every cell in a man’s body (including his brain) has a slightly different set of functioning sex-chromosome genes from those operating in a woman’s.

    Sex-based differences in brain structure and physiology reflect the alchemy of these hormone/receptor interactions, their effects within the cells, and the intermediating influence of genetic variables — particularly the possession of an XX versus an XY genotype, says Cahill.

    Zeroing in on neural circuits
    Shah’s experiments in animals employ technologies enabling scientists to boost or suppress the activity of individual nerve cells — or even of single genes within those nerve cells — in a conscious, active animal’s brain. These experiments have pinpointed genes whose activity levels differ strongly at specific sites in male versus female mice’s brains.

    What would happen, Shah’s team wondered, if you knocked out of commission one or another of these genes whose activity level differed between male and female brains? They tried it with one of their candidate genes, turning off one that was normally more active in females.

    Doing this, they found, totally shredded mouse moms’ willingness to defend their nests from intruders and to retrieve pups who had wandered away — maternal mandates that normal female mice unfailingly observe — yet had no observable effect on their sexual behavior. Torpedoing a different gene radically reduced a female mouse’s mating mood, but males in which the gene has been trashed appear completely normal.

    All this points to a picture of at least parts of the brain as consisting of modules. Each module consists of a neural or genetic pathway in charge of one piece of a complicated behavior, and responds to genetic and hormonal signals. These modules — or at least some of them — are masculinized or feminized, respectively, by the early testosterone rush or its absence. The mammalian brain features myriad modules of this sort, giving rise to complex combinations of behavioral traits.

    Which is not to say every man’s or woman’s brain looks the same. Our multitudinous genetic variations interact with some of our genes’ differential responsiveness to estrogens versus androgens. This complicated pinball game affects goings-on in at least some of the brain’s neural circuits and in whatever little piece of behavior each of these neural circuits manages.

    “We think gender-specific behavior is a composite of all these modules, which, added up, give you your overall degree of maleness and femaleness,” says Shah.

    Consider the genes Shah has isolated whose activity levels differ significantly in the brains of male and female mice. “Almost all of these genes have human analogues,” he says. “We still don’t completely understand their function in human social behavior. But when we looked at publicly available databases to find out what we do know about them, we found a surprising number that in humans have been linked with autism, alcoholism and other conditions.”

    Bigger imaging studies and imaginative animal research now in the works promise to reveal much more about humanity’s inherent — although by no means uniform, and often not substantial — sex-associated cognitive differences and vulnerability to diseases.

    Trying to assign exact percentages to the relative contributions of “culture” versus “biology” to the behavior of free-living human individuals in a complex social environment is tough at best. Halpern offers a succinct assessment: “The role of culture is not zero. The role of biology is not zero.”
     
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    Of special interest to those with back pain:

    Linky: Investigative Journalist Exposes the Fraudulent Back Pain Industry - Waking Times

    Investigative Journalist Exposes the Fraudulent Back Pain Industry
    June 3, 2017

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    A recently published book by investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin reveals that the back pain industry may be more crooked than you think. In her book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, Ramin exposes the motive behind frightening diagnoses and the influence of pharmaceutical companies. In addition, she shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods and spinal injections.

    It is estimated that about 62 million American adults suffer from some type of back pain. The back pain industry is worth about $100 billion dollars per year. Nevertheless, most treatments and therapies are ineffective and sometimes even dangerous.



    The Secrets of the Back Pain Industry
    Ramin spent six years traveling around the world talking with patients, health-care professionals, and therapists. She conducted over 600 interviews. In addition, she had spent many years and thousands of dollars treating her chronic back pain. In the end, Ramin found that a big problem exists when it comes to spine medicine.

    Next Avenue interviewed Ramin about her research. Here are some of the most important highlights from the book.

    Many Treatments are Either Unnecessary or Dangerous
    In her research, Ramin interviewed countless health care professionals to uncover which treatments are actually effective. Here’s her opinion about chiropractic care:

    If you just developed back pain, there’s evidence that one to two sessions with a chiropractor may help you. More than that, there’s absolutely no evidence for it, and anyone who has gone to see a chiropractor knows there are very few chiropractors who want to see you for one to two sessions. The moment you come through that door, you are told that, for maintenance purposes, you need to come very, very regularly for a very, very long time, maybe forever. And there is no evidence at all for that.

    When she polled 100 spine surgeons, here’s what she discovered:

    This was a question posed to spine surgeons: ‘Would you have spine surgery?’ [Specifically lumbar fusion or disc replacement surgery.] And resoundingly, in this group, all said ‘No,’ except one. Now, that should tell you all you need to know.

    The Opioid Epidemic Connection
    The typical response by a doctor when treating someone with back pain is to offer pain relief. And the simplest way to do this is with pharmaceuticals. Ramin states:

    What happened was doctors felt compelled to prescribe opioids to patients who were suffering. And the drug companies were right behind that, pushing that all back pain should be treated immediately with opioids.



    There is little contention to the claim that prescription painkillers are dangerous. They have been responsible for over 183,000 deaths over the last 15 years. Some particular brands have killed thousands. Furthermore, misuse, abuse and addiction are rampant. For example, in 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids.

    Interestingly, a recent study out of the University of Colorado-Boulder has found that prescription opioids may actually worsen chronic pain. Furthermore, the study discovered that these drugs may in fact prolong the condition that they are supposed to help placate.

    You Are Probably the Only One Who Can Fix You
    In her book, Ramin stresses that many doctors and therapists in the back pain industry will lead you to therapeutic dead ends. She states:

    Before you decide to put your faith in any provider, look extremely closely at that provider’s record. If you get sent for an MRI a couple of days after back pain with no intention of having surgery, ask why you are going for that MRI, because the only use for an MRI is for preparation for either surgery or an epidural steroid injection.

    Consequently, what helped Ramin defeat her chronic back pain was “intensive, directed exercise.” She discovered that therapists dole out lots of disinformation, which makes it difficult for sufferers to find out what works. But, according to Ramin, it will be up to you to fix your back pain, and no one else.

    The bad news here, or maybe it’s good news, is that you are not going to find someone who will fix you. You will be the fixer. You will be the one who develops the intensive exercise program that is going to allow you to escape from this.

    About the Author
    Anna Hunt is the founder of Awareness Junkie, a community paving the way to better health, a balanced life, and personal transformation. In addition, she is the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, an online store offering GMO-free healthy storable food and emergency kits. Anna is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and founder of Atenas Yoga Center. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Visit her essential oils store here.

    Like Waking Times on Facebook. Follow Waking Times on Twitter.
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    My comments;

    My first bout with stenosis back in the mid to late 80's made me face a decision which I still do not regret to this day and that was to have back surgery or not. I decided no surgery. Did the physical therapy thing and moved on once I could move regularly with little pain. Yeah, it wasn't especially easy but nowhere near as hard as one would think. So here I am again... pain pills, steroid injections and I have to deliver the decision to my doctor on the 22nd of this month. I'm thinking once again I will be saying no to surgery despite my worsened condition. I also think that once again physical therapy will be the answer. Only this time I will need to add different exercises to include more of a focus on my abdominal muscles to provide adequate support for my back and probably some extra exercises for my back muscles. I'll have to add these to my daily 3 S's beauty routine :)
     
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    Adrenal Fatigue ad Cortisol: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real: Thomas DeLauer

    Adrenal fatigue is characterized by relentless, debilitating fatigue and can also include muscle weakness, decreased appetite, and weight loss - some people even experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

    Adrenal fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands aren’t able to produce enough of certain hormones, such as norepinephrine, cortisol and DHEA, which allow you to respond to the conditions of your daily life in healthy and flexible ways.

    Simply put, the theory behind adrenal fatigue is that your adrenal glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of perpetual fight-or-flight arousal.

    As a result, they can't produce quite enough of the hormones you need to feel good (1)

    So, What are Your Adrenal Glands?

    Located at the top of each kidney, the adrenal glands are two, triangular-shaped organs that measure about 1.5 inches in height and 3 inches in length

    They are also known as your body’s shock absorbers - produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, react to stressors like a major illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure.


    Cause(s) of Adrenal Fatigue

    Adrenal fatigue is caused when your adrenal glands cannot cope due to you being overly stressed – basically, the main cause is stress

    The adrenal glands are an essential part of your body's responses to any kind of physical, emotional or psychological stress.

    Many different types of stress can cause adrenal fatigue. Examples of physical stress include any severe or recurrent infection or illness, having an operation, poor diet or a severe injury. An emotional or psychological stress may be caused by many situations, including relationship, family or work difficulties. (3)

    However, there are 3 specific hormones that can be a cause of adrenal fatigue:

    Norepinephrine

    Also called adrenaline is commonly thought of as the fight-or-flight hormone. It’s produced when something is (or you think it is) threatening.

    This hormone makes your heart pound, your blood rush to your heart and large muscle groups, your pupils widen, your brain sharpens, and your tolerance for pain increase—basically, it prepares you for battle.

    Cortisol

    Cortisol increases your appetite and energy level while toning down your immune system’s allergic and inflammatory responses.

    This hormone stimulates the storage and release of energy in the body, helps the body resist the stressful effects of infections, trauma, and temperature extremes, and helps you maintain stable emotions.

    Ideally, cortisol is released into the system only on an occasional basis, rather than in response to chronic stress.

    If cortisol levels become too high for too long, they may have undesirable side effects, including muscle wasting, kidney damage, fluid retention, spiking blood sugar levels, weight gain, and increased vulnerability to bacteria, etc.

    Solutions

    Rid the diet of excess sugar and processed grains

    These are very hard on the adrenal glands. Eating excess sugar/starches will cause blood sugar to spike and insulin to come to the rescue due to excess glucose in the bloodstream.

    Blood sugar then drops or plummets, causing the adrenals to work to bring levels back up.

    When you are suffering from fatigued adrenal glands, cortisol levels drop and make it difficult to maintain normal blood sugar levels. People with adrenal fatigue tend to have low blood sugar.

    Consume Natural Salt like Himalayan Sea Salt

    Natural salts contain many trace minerals, which help to support the adrenals.

    Adrenal fatigue reduces the production of the hormone aldosterone, which helps regulate salt in the body.

    Optimize DHEA Levels

    When your adrenal glands are out of whack, your DHEA production will suffer greatly, and your stress hormone cortisol can roam freely inside of your body, destroying all the hard work you are doing to get your endocrine system back in shape.

    One of the best ways to support DHEA in the body is through magnesium supplementation. (5)

    References

    1) Adrenal fatigue: What causes it? - Mayo Clinic. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-co...

    2) What Are The Adrenal Glands? | Adrenal Fatigue Solution. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/wh...

    3) Adrenal Fatigue | Health | Patient. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://patient.info/health/adrenal-f...

    4) Adrenal Fatigue: Symptoms & Healing Alternatives | Christiane Northrup, M.D. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.drnorthrup.com/adrenal-exh...

    5) Adrenal Fatigue Treatment - 15 Essential Recovery Tips | Natural Society. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://naturalsociety.com/adrenal-fat...
     
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    Coconut Cranberry Smoothie

    Ingredients

    - Coconut Water/Milk
    - Cranberries
    - Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
    - Cream of tartar
    - Maca Root (powder)

    Coconut Water or Coconut Milk

    One side effect of adrenal fatigue is high blood pressure

    A 2005 study found that when subjects were given coconut water for two weeks, their systolic blood pressure was 71% lower and their diastolic blood pressure was 29% lower than those who drank plain water.

    The high potassium content of coconut water has led researchers to investigate the potential benefits for reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

    Cranberries

    It is the high levels of the specific substance proanthocyanidins (PACs) that are found in cranberries that helps the body’s immune function to ward off illness and disease.

    Proanthocyanidins refers to a larger class of polyphenols - these powerful polyphenols are able to nurture the lining of the gut, where a large majority of the immune system is actually located.

    Because cranberries can ward off harmful bacteria from accumulating and growing in the gut lining, healthy immune-boosting bacteria are able to thrive and create a powerful defense against sickness.

    The polyphenols may help prevent the build-up of plaque on vessel walls, and the antioxidant components of cranberries are also linked to a reduction in blood pressure.

    Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    It supplies an astonishing 84 unique trace minerals. There are 21 trace minerals that are widely agreed upon to be necessary for the body's metabolic processes

    Himalayan salt is mined from 200 million year-old seabeds; it is completely free of the heavy metals and other toxins that show up in sea salts harvested from today's oceans.

    When the adrenal glands are fatigued, they fail to produce adequate amounts of several hormones, including aldosterone.

    Lack of aldosterone can disrupt the sodium balance at a cellular level. This can actually increase your needs for natural sodium and helps explain the salt cravings many people with adrenal fatigue experience (could explain why certain people favor salty foods more than others). (3)

    Cream of Tartar

    Cream of tartar, also called potassium hydrogen tartrate, is an acidic natural by-product of winemaking.

    Adrenal fatigue can cause hypertension, or high blood pressure, and can lead to heart attack and strokes.

    If you do suffer from low potassium, however, cream of tartar is a simple fix, packed with 16,500 mg of potassium in a mere 100 grams of cream of tartar (4)

    Secret Ingredient: Maca Root (powder)

    Clinical trials have shown that maca has positive effects on energy, stamina, and mood. Maintaining positive energy levels is related to having lower levels of anxiety and depression, both of which maca has been shown to positively help achieve.

    Maca root is an adaptogen herb, which means that it helps only where it is needed. For instance, if your body is overproducing a hormone, it regulates it back to normal and if your body under-produces a hormone, it helps raise the level until it is balanced.

    The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system and are managed by the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands. When someone is suffering from adrenal fatigue, their adrenal glands are unbalanced causing excessive tiredness and horrible stress.

    Maca root, when used consistently, has the power to nourish and stimulate the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands which in turn brings balance to the adrenal glands

    References

    1) Electrolytes & The Adrenals - Metabolic Healing. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://metabolichealing.com/electrol...

    2) How Potassium Can Help Control High Blood Pressure. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditi...

    3) Heal Your Adrenals With Himalayan Salt | Synchro. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://besynchro.com/blogs/blog/7149...

    4) Cream Of Tartar Benefits: Mix With Orange Juice And See What Happens. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://dailyhealthpost.com/cream-tar...

    5) Maca Root & Adrenal Fatigue | LIVESTRONG.COM. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/417...
     
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    How Stupid Can Scientists Be? No limit has yet been discovered or imposed. Scientists claim they do it because:
    1) They can.
    2) They MUST because science cannot be hampered by baseless things such as moral or ethical concerns
    3) So they can figure out the mechanisms to stop whatever it is they researching

    How To Kill a Whole Lot of People: Scripps Scientists Publish How They Made H7N9 Virus More Transmissible

    By Janet Phelan

    In 2014, a moratorium was placed on federally funded research which involved making flu viruses more lethal. The moratorium was placed after heated debate generated by research published by a Netherlands team, headed up by Ron Fouchier. Fouchier’s research had produced a strain of H5N1 which was able to go airborne, thus greatly enhancing its ability to spread. Fouchier focused on the transmission of the disease among ferrets, which are the lab stand-in for people.

    Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious

    Now, scientists in California have published research concerning enabling the human-to-human transmission of the bird flu virus H7N9. This virus strain is of concern to scientists as it has already infected 1500 people and killed 40% of them. (MY comment: That's 600 people +/-)[emphasis added] H7N9 has not been known, however, to spread easily from human contact.


    The article explaining the three genetic changes which need to be made to transform H7N9 into a virtual pandemic agent was published on June 15, 2017 in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

    Three mutations switch H7N9 influenza to human-type receptor specificity

    According to Scripps biologist Jim Paulsen, as quoted in an NPR article, “As scientists we’re interested in how the virus works…. We’re trying to just understand the virus so that we can be prepared.”

    A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic

    The NPR article quotes Paulsen as stating he wants next to test the mutated strain on ferrets.

    Reuters reported on a number of scientists who were enthusiastic about the Scripps findings. Reuters quoted immunology expert Fiona Culley, who stated that “This study will help us to monitor the risk posed by bird flu in a more informed way, and increasing our knowledge of which changes in bird flu viruses could be potentially dangerous will be very useful in surveillance.”

    Three mutations could make bird flu a potential pandemic: study

    Reuters also quoted virologist Wendy Barclay. “These studies keep H7N9 virus high on the list of viruses we should be concerned about,” she said. “The more people infected, the higher the chance that the lethal combination of mutations could occur.”

    Not all the scientists interviewed were happy about the research. When posed with the question of scientists making the genetic changes in the actual H7N9 virus, David Relman, a Stanford professor of microbiology and immunology, was quoted by NPR as stating, “I would be very hesitant, were they to want to do that. In fact, I would be reluctant to have them do that.”

    What are the chances that this research may be used for nefarious purposes?

    Since 2001, the US government has poured over $100 billion dollars into what was initially called “Biodefense” but has euphemistically been renamed “Health Security.” Many of these programs are dual-use; that is to say the research can be used for either protection or weaponization. Scientists argue that it is necessary to first create the weapon (in this case a pandemic agent) in order to research the cure.

    However, the US’s record of straightforwardness surrounding her “Biodefense” or “Health Security” programs has been abysmal. The limp-wristed investigation into the anthrax mailings of 2001, in which federal investigators neglected or refused to consider any lab but Fort Detrick as the locus for mailing the anthrax spores — which killed five and sickened over a dozen — resulted in the probable culprit at US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground getting a “Get out of Jail Free” card.

    It was less than two years ago when Dugway was caught sending live anthrax through the mail to labs, worldwide. Initially, it was thought that nine labs received the live anthrax. The number soon expanded and it was ultimately admitted that 575 separate shipments of live anthrax had gone out in the span of a decade.

    CDC: DoD anthrax errors involved 575 shipments

    The official excuse, “We didn’t know our deactivating equipment wasn’t working!” was suspect, given numerous earlier reports that the equipment was faulty.

    It has also come to light that the US has been leading the UN around by its virtual nose and providing false information both to the Biological Weapons Convention and also to the 1540 Committee concerning its “Biodefense” programs.

    The reality is that the sort of research that delves into how to make H7N9 spread easily and efficiently among humans is the kind of research that should raise substantial alarm. According to sources in the US government, the moratorium on publishing this type of research is soon to be lifted. Shortly, anyone with two specimen vials to rub together may very well be able to surf the Web and learn how to create a worldwide plague. And in our current technocracy, with its worship of science as an inherent good, there just doesn’t seem to be much concern about this.

    In 1998, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said,“Iraq is a long way from [America], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face. And it is a threat against which we must and will stand firm.”

    We never found those weapons in Iraq. In our zeal to protect ourselves from bogeymen and “rogue states,” we may well have become the very threat that we feared.

    MY comments:
    How much of this will be weaponized by government? Spanish Flu GLOBAL epidemic ring a bell? When was that? Why, at the end of World War 1. Apparently Wilson made the world "safe for democracy" and any virus governments may want to use. Yes, that IS just opinion AND speculation on my part or is it? Only time will tell as secrets keep being revealed about the activities of the government.

    We already know that any evil discovered or made in a lab WILL escape into the wild at some point whether by error or deliberation, the reasons never really matter anyway, we won't know until AFTER it happens. So, everybody ready for the most deadly flu imaginable...to satisfy a scientist's quest and desire "to know how this stuff works"?

    addenda:

    In case you think my tinfoil hat is on a little too tight you may want to check out what DARPA is doing to weaponize the environment:
    Weaponized Plants: Pentagon's Synthetic Organisms Could "Militarize the Environment" · The Mind Unleashed
     
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    Are Coconut Oil and MCT Oil the Same?

    C6 (Caproic Acid) – There isn’t a high quantity of C6 fatty acids in coconut oil, which might be a good thing. Despite being a ready source of ketone energy for your body, it has been found to cause throat irritation and gastrointestinal distress

    C8 (Caprylic Acid) – This is a rare type of MCT (only 6% of coconut oil) and useful for energy via ketone metabolism.

    C10 (Capric Acid) – Another major MCT is C10, which is approximately 10% of coconut oil and is considered a useful tool for energy metabolism because (like other MCTs) does not require bile salts for digestive purposes. In short, it’s easy to digest and convert to energy.

    C12 (Lauric Acid) – Composing about 50% of coconut oil, lauric acid is considered an MCT, but behaves like a LCT because it must visit our liver before being turned into energy. This makes it less effective than many of the other MCT oils in terms of energy benefits; however, lauric acid has amazing antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral benefits.

    MCT Oil

    While medium chain fatty acids do occur naturally in foods (such as coconut oil), MCT oil itself is not found in nature, which means it instead needs to be manufactured.

    This is done by a machine that extracts all of the medium chain fatty acids from the source.

    Unfortunately during this process, lauric acid is typically left behind, or can only be found in miniscule amounts - this is because lauric acid is technically a psudeo-MCT, so it won’t be found in most MCT oils.

    Since oils marketed as “MCT oil” contain either a combination of Capric and Caprylic acid, or just concentrated Caprylic acid, they are a faster and more usable source of energy - since they often don’t contain Lauric Acid, which acts like a combination long chain and medium chain fatty acid in the body and slows digestion

    Ketones easily cross the typically impenetrable blood-brain barrier and easily get into our brains.

    Ketones from MCT Oil are a more efficient source of energy for our brain too. That is, it takes less work for our brain to energy from them than carbs.

    Coconut Oil

    The dominant fatty acid in coconut oil, on the other hand, is lauric acid, which comprises about 50% of the total fat content.

    Coconut oil also contains a very nominal amount of Caproic Acid (C6), about 6% Caprylic Acid (C8) and about 10% Capric Acid (C10).

    Lauric acid is most well-known for its antimicrobial properties, since it’s the precursor to monolaurin, a more powerful antimicrobial agent that is able to fight viruses and bacterial infections.

    When lauric acid is digested, enzymes within the digestive tract form the valuable type of monoglyceride called monolaurin.

    When lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, it essentially acts like a bacteria-killer. It has the ability to kill a wide range of harmful pathogen hosts in the body, making it an effective way to help treat or prevent infections, viruses, digestive disorders and chronic diseases. (1,3)

    Key Differences

    MCT Oil

    Fat Loss

    Studies have demonstrated that MCTs enhance thermogenesis and fat oxidation, thereby suppressing the deposition and accumulation of body fat

    A 2015 meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials found that, compared to LCTs, MCTs more effectively decreased body weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, total body fat, total subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.

    There was no difference in blood lipid levels between the two fats.

    Brain Health

    MCTs are a superior brain fuel, converting to ketones within minutes of ingestion

    In small-scale human trials, MCT supplementation boosted cognition in individuals with cognitive impairment and mild forms of Alzheimer's disease after just a single dose

    Ketones appear to be the preferred source of energy for the brain in people affected by diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases where certain neurons have become insulin resistant or have lost the ability to efficiently utilize glucose. As a result, neurons slowly die off. References

    1) Benefits of MCT Oil | Wellness Mama. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://wellnessmama.com/98671/mct-oi...

    2) MCT Oil vs Coconut Oil - Which is Better? - Water for Health Blog: Promoting better health through hydration, nutrition and mindful eating. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.water-for-health.co.uk/our...

    3) Fight Acne and Infections with Lauric Acid - Dr. Axe. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://draxe.com/lauric-acid/

    4) The Many Health Benefits of MCT Oil. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art...
     
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    Top 5 Probiotic Foods: Healthy Gut Shopping List: Thomas DeLauer

    Probiotic foods are defined by the World Health Organization as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit to the host.”

    Fermentation is an ancient process for preserving foods - while less common due to canning and refrigeration, still remains common worldwide

    Fermentation alters the chemical structure of foods and produces foods rich in probiotics

    Takes carbs and converts them to organic acids or alcohols and carbon dioxide

    Often, but not always, includes the addition of yeast or bacteria

    The glucose in the foods is used as foods for the yeast and bacteria, leading to healthy microorganisms that can build up our gut microbiome

    Over the last decade the importance of the gut microbiome has come to our attention, as have the foods that encourage healthy bacteria in our digestive tracts

    The different microorganisms serve different functions that we are slowly coming to understand

    Some will form colonies in our digestive tracts that remain for long periods of time, while others will go quickly, but can still benefit us healthwise

    Benefits of probiotic foods include:
    -Digestive support - helps with leaky gut, IBS, Crohn’s disease.
    -Improves bioavailability of some nutrients
    -Mental health benefits
    -Cancer benefits
    -Hormonal balancing
    -Healthy weight maintenance
    -Inflammation control

    Yogurt

    Type of bacteria most prevalent: Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus

    One of the most popular probiotic foods

    Yogurt is made from milk fermented by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus

    Not all yogurt is equal in benefits. Be sure if you purchase yogurt that it comes from organic, grass-fed animals.
    ● Best if from goat’s, sheep’s, or A2 cow’s milk

    Fermentation of yogurt:
    ● Increases folic acid levels
    ● Increases niacin and riboflavin levels

    Benefits include:
    ● Improve lactose digestion for those suffering lactose-intolerance
    ● Stimulate gut immune system
    ● Therapeutic effect for those with hepatic encephalopathy, a liver disease
    ● Antimutagenic activities - Helps course correct things that cause mutation of cells (radiation, etc)

    Kimchi

    Type of bacteria most prevalent: Lactobacillus plantarum,
    Traditional Korean fermented food using lactic acid bacteria and cabbage with additional vegetables and spices, such as ginger, garlic, and red pepper powder

    - All the benefits of sauerkraut with the added antioxidant effects of spices.

    Kimchi:
    ● Found to prevent the growth of Helicobacter pylori
    ● Antimicrobial ability
    ● Anti-aging effect through its effect on free radicals and oxidative damage

    Dark Chocolate

    Cocoa has been found to affect the same conditions as other foods that impact the gut microbiota, leading to the idea that cocoa likely alters the gut microbiome similarly to how probiotic foods do

    Cocoa is a prebiotic food that is rich in polyphenols known as flavonoids (powerful plant pigments that serve as antioxidants)

    References

    1. Regular consumption of sauerkraut and its effect on human health: a bibliometric analysis
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    2. Fermented fruits and vegetables of Asia: a potential source of probiotics
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    3. Traditionally produced sauerkraut as source of autochthonous functional starter cultures
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...

    4. Bacteriophage ecology in commercial sauerkraut fermentations
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...

    5. Probiotics and their fermented food products are beneficial for health
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10...

    6. Alteration of intestinal microflora is associated with reduction in abdominal bloating and pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...

    7. Survival of yogurt bacteria in the human gut
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    8. Soy, isoflavones, and breast cancer risk in Japan
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...

    9. Beneficial biological effects of miso with reference to radiation injury, cancer and hypertension
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    10. Functional properties of microorganisms found in fermented foods
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    11. Fermented foods, microbiota, and mental health: ancient practice meets nutritional psychiatry
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

    12. Health benefits of kimchi (korean fermented vegetables) as a probiotic food
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...

    13. Chocolate, gut microbiota, and human health
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
     
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