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Contamination Danger: GM Fruit Flies Set for Mass Releases in Spain and Brazil

Contamination Danger: GM Fruit Flies Set for Mass Releases in Spain and Brazil | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it

September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

GeneWatch UK today called for a moratorium on proposed releases of genetically modified (GM) fruit flies and other agricultural pests into the environment, until the issue of GM insects in fruit and vegetable supplies has been properly addressed... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ

 

THE NEVER ENDING ASSAULT ON OUR BIODIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH

 

GeneWatch UK - GM (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) INSECTS http://www.genewatch.org/sub-566989

 

 

THE NEXT BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETIC.  THE IMPLICATIONS.  THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/78TtOT

 

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY - EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING:  ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/synthetic-biology

 

GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt

 

GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v

 

THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria

 

GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - PATENTING LIFE - FOLLOW THE MONEY  http://sco.lt/5YZ8vx

 

 

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS - AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

 

 

 

 


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Rothschild Czar Bill Gates To Face Trial In India: Millions Of Children Poisoned By Vaccine!

Rothschild Czar Bill Gates To Face Trial In India: Millions Of Children Poisoned By Vaccine! | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
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IT IS NOW THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA VERSUS THE VACCINE RACKETEERS

The four main racketeers are:

The World Health OrganizationThe Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationPATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, funded by the Gates’ foundation), andGAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, also funded by the Gates’ foundation)

 

The petitioners have submitted that "“BMGF, PATH and WHO were criminally negligent trialling the vaccines on a vulnerable, uneducated and under-informed population school administrators, students and their parents who were not provided informed consent or advised of potential adverse effects or required to be monitored post-vaccination.”


It is rather interesting that BMGF, WHO and UNICEF have claimed that their vaccination programme has been a success. In other words, they have somehow managed to destroy the future of vaccinated children.


It remains to be seen how the Court views their success. 

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Macular degeneration And Diseases Linked to Vegetable Oils - Share The Wealth

Macular degeneration And Diseases Linked to Vegetable Oils - Share The Wealth | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
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Macular degeneration And Diseases Linked to Vegetable Oils

Another excellent article from Chris Gupta with extensive links to high quality research proving the link between use of vegetable oils and various diseases including macular degeneration. Perhaps first published in 2006, the year I met Chris in Delhi. 

Below in Chris' article is a report from Australia linking usse of vegetable oils and macular degeneration leading to blindness. "Macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in Australia but new research suggests avoiding vegetable oils could prevent the condition."

 

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Meet The Roman Oncologist Who Claims A 90% Success Using Baking Soda Treatments For Cancer | World Truth.TV

Meet The Roman Oncologist Who Claims A 90% Success Using Baking Soda Treatments For Cancer | World Truth.TV | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
Dr. Tullio Simoncini of Italy claims a remarkable success rate with cancer patients using relatively simple treatments. But the Italian government is not a believer in his unique methods and philosophies.   Cancer rates are rising, and scientists around the world are having a hard time finding real cures despite the untold billions spent on research. While everyone has dozens of ideas about what causes cancer, an Italian Doctor Tullio Simoncini is challenging everyone’s theories – his hypothesis is that cancer is actually caused by a fungus. Based on that hypothesis, Dr. Simoncini has been treating cancer since 1981 with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), formula NaHCO3, which alkalizes the body. He personally claims a 90% success rate for most patients, and a 50% rate for patients with terminal cancer whose health is in otherwise good standing; those who recovered did not relapse. The Italian government was not happy. He has been persecuted in his own country, but his strong beliefs
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CURE YOURSELF OF MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS: 1. Alkalising your blood is one. Simple. Use baking soda. 2. Oral hygiene: use hydrogen peroxide. Mouth wash, several times a day. Brush with soda bicarb mixed with hydrogen peroxide. 3. Eat unprocessed foods. 

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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
Published research findings are sometimes refuted by subsequent evidence, says Ioannidis, with ensuing confusion and disappointment.
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SUMMARY: "There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. In this framework, a research finding is less likely to be true when the studies conducted in a field are smaller; when effect sizes are smaller; when there is a greater number and lesser preselection of tested relationships; where there is greater flexibility in designs, definitions, outcomes, and analytical modes; when there is greater financial and other interest and prejudice; and when more teams are involved in a scientific field in chase of statistical significance. Simulations show that for most study designs and settings, it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true. Moreover, for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias. In this essay, I discuss the implications of these problems for the conduct and interpretation of research."


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The Oiling of America - YouTube

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'The Oiling of America' is a very serious documentary on how the data and completely fraudulent theory was built to demonise natural fats and promote industry produced oils [sold as unsaturated fats] and other oils that were never part of our diet. They promoted the completely false cholesterol theory. It served the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry while creating a nationwide, and now worldwide, "cholesterol anxiety' bordering on paranoia.

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Studies Outside the U.S. Show Unvaccinated Children Healthier than Vaccinated Children

Studies Outside the U.S. Show Unvaccinated Children Healthier than Vaccinated Children | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
While the Centers for Disease Control in the United States refuses to conduct a study comparing vaccinated children with unvaccinated children, other countries have conducted such studies, and they show that unvaccinated children are much healthier.
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Report of a research study. From far too many studies we know that unvaccinated children are healthier compared to vaccinated Yet, health authorities continue to insist of large scale vaccination programmes. Recently a doctor who was educating people of the dangers of vaccination, received bomb threat which forced him to cancel his tour. [http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/01/doctor-educating-public-on-vaccines.html]

 

References:

1. http://www.viewbix.com/v/Unvaccinated-Children-Healthier

2. http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/new-study-vaccinated-children-have-2-to-5-times-more-diseases

3. http://www.vaccineinjury.info/vaccinations-in-general/health-unvaccinated-children

4. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

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Fukushima rice passes radiation tests

Fukushima rice passes radiation tests | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
Fukushima rice passes Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster, officials say.
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Approving 'Fukushima Rice' as radiation free is a fraud for which the Japanese Government is responsible. Either they have grown rice in 'modified' green houses' and then approved it. Or, it is a straight faced lie. Just ignore Japanese rice.

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MIT Researcher’s New Warning: At Today’s Rate, Half Of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic By 2025

MIT Researcher’s New Warning: At Today’s Rate, Half Of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic By 2025 | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
Nick Meyer, althealthworks.com Research scientist Stephanie Seneff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a widely published author on topics ranging…
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I have seen this report and the data. Horrific. "Seneff presented slides showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the rising use of Roundup (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and the rising rates of autism; while it doesn’t show a direct correlation it does give researchers plenty to think about, especially considering Seneff’s research into the side effects of autism that mimic glyphosate toxicity and deficiencies" says the author of the article.

 

There is another problem that needs serious probing. What is the synergistic effect of glyphosate and vaccination on human immune system? And secondly, what is the synergistic effect of glyphosate, vaccination, GM foods, and low level radiation? In other words what would be the health impact from radiological, chemical and biological insults? Are the impacts simply additive? Or, are they synergistic? We don't know.

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12 Reasons to Get Angry about the Gates Foundation's Latest Project to Sterilize Women - Aleteia

12 Reasons to Get Angry about the Gates Foundation's Latest Project to Sterilize Women - Aleteia | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
A shot too inhumane to give violent sex offenders, but just fine for women living in the "Third World"?
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DESTROYING WOMEN. This bastard is into genocide, so is his wife.

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Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa - YouTube

"Don't Let Shell Kill Again" is public policy video edited from two films to support the City of Berkeley's boycott of companies doing business with Shell Oi...
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HELL OIL...Not Shell Oil.  Thanks to Kevin Hester

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It's official, a virus that 'makes humans more stupid' has been discovered

It's official, a virus that 'makes humans more stupid' has been discovered | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US.
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A VIRUS THAT DUMBS PEOPLE DOWN, ISOLATED. It's perhaps better than TV and newspaper. As usual, American Government seems to have invested huge sums to tweak the virus to make it more effective and ubiquitous. Perhaps the pharmaceutical industry is also working overtime to come out with a vaccine to make you intelligent.

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Autism Explained: Synergistic Poisoning from Aluminum and Glyphosate - Stephanie Seneff | autismone.org

Autism Explained: Synergistic Poisoning from Aluminum and Glyphosate - Stephanie Seneff | autismone.org | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
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Synergistic effect of toxins. This issue is profound and important that we all understand it. We may know that each toxin has some bad effect on out health but do we know if a group of toxins-say glyphosate, certain chemicals in the vaccines, and even certain commonly prescribed medicines-can act synergistically and destroy our health? Long video.

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Epic Trailer 10 Seconds Outro - YouTube

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You have absolute right to your health.

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The Rise and Fall of Crisco

The Rise and Fall of Crisco | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
The story of how Procter and Gamble (P&G) demonized lard to sell Crisco.
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How this hydrogenated oil business started?

Read the article. Here are two paragraphs: "

The story of Crisco begins innocently enough in pre-Civil War America when candle maker William Proctor and his brother-in-law, soap-maker James Gamble, joined forces to compete with fourteen other soap and candle makers in Cincinnati, Ohio. P&G entered the shortening business out of necessity. In the 1890s, the meat packing monopoly controlled the price of lard and tallow needed to make candles and soap.1 P&G took steps to gain control of the cottonseed oil business from farm to factory. By 1905, they owned eight cottonseed mills in Mississippi. In 1907, with the help of German chemist E. C. Kayser, P&G developed the science of hydrogenation. By adding hydrogen atoms to the fatty acid chain, this revolutionary industrial process transformed liquid cottonseed oil into a solid that resembled lard.1

 

Not content with using hardened cottonseed oil for soaps, and mindful that electrification was forcing the candle business into decline, P&G looked for other markets for their new product. Since hydrogenated cottonseed oil resembled lard, why not sell it as a food?  

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Diabetes - Canola - Hydrogenated Oils - The Silent Killers - Share The Wealth

Diabetes - Canola - Hydrogenated Oils - The Silent Killers - Share The Wealth | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
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HYDROGENATED OIL AND KILLER DISEASES

This is a vital article from our friend Chris Gupta. Note that "a report from the EPA (1998) states that they have classified canola oil as a biopesticide which ..."has low chronic toxicities". Further, they say that no studies have been done regarding toxic effects on Humans. 

One has to take informed decision to avoid, as far as practicable, hydrogenated or the so-called vegetable oils. Low fat oils are even more dangerous to health.

Many important links given in this article by Chris.

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New Research Sheds More Light On The Manipulation Of Science By Pharmaceutical Companies

New Research Sheds More Light On The Manipulation Of Science By Pharmaceutical Companies | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
As we move through 2015 and into 2016, the medical industry continues to draw more attention for something that should be making national headlines everywhere. It’s the manipulation of science, and for decades it’s infiltrated medical literature that physicians rely on to treat patients. A new study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  evaluated 185 meta-analyses […]
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CRIMINAL MANIPULATION OF SCIENCE

Ans we trust them.  Pharmaceutical firms are not in healthcare business. They are there for profit. Can even kill and they do.

 

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Is GcMAF the real reason why holistic doctors are dead?

Is GcMAF the real reason why holistic doctors are dead? | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
Why are so many holistic doctors dying in the past few weeks? Many suspect it has to do with their use of GcMAF - a natural cure for cancer and autism.
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According to this important report, "Nearly a dozen holistic doctors have been reported missing or dead, though none were known to have any life-threatening health condition. Naturally, many people are wondering: What’s the link among them?................Shockingly, all were in some way involved in activities related to the use of a naturally occurring immunity-boosting protein known as GcMAF to lessen the effects of autism and other health-related conditions."

Gc protein derived Macrophage Activating Factor is naturally occurring and can be supplemented.

Read more: http://immunocentre.eu/what-is-gcmaf/

 

 

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FREE Online Movie Viewing

FREE Online Movie Viewing | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
New BOUGHT Documentary reveals insidious truth behind Vaccines, GMO's & Big Pharma.
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About the film: "

You're about to see how Wall Street has literally "BOUGHT" your and your family's health. The food, vaccine, drug, insurance and health industry are a multi-BILLION dollar enterprise... focused more on profits than human lives. The BOUGHT documentary takes viewers deep "inside the guts" of this despicable conspiracy. Featuring exclusive interviews with the world's most acclaimed experts in research, medicine, holistic care and natural health... Bought exposes the hidden (and deadly) story behind it all." 93 minutes. MUST WATCH.

 

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CFR: Unvaccinated are Healthier than Vaccinated Populations

CFR: Unvaccinated are Healthier than Vaccinated Populations | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
CDC Propaganda claims that vaccines prevent disease and save lives, the CFR map shows that the highest disease outbreaks occur within vaccinated populations .
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The author says, "Those countries where vaccines are given routinely or forced upon children and their parents, often under threat of law, experience the lion’s share of communicable diseases. Why? What’s happened with “herd immunity”? It just doesn’t add up, especially since in the USA there is over 90% childhood vaccination compliance! According to the U.S. CDC’s MMWR (Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report) 2012—13 School Year for Kindergarten, for example,"

There is another chart in the article showing increasing trend in the USA of mortality of children under 5. Good article. Must circulate to inform and educate people.

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Environmental chemical exposures and human epigenetics

Environmental chemical exposures and human epigenetics | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
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Thank you Cal Crilly [from Australia]  for posting this informative article from Oxford Journal. Here's a paragraph: "More than 13 million deaths every year are due to environmental pollutants, and as much as 24% of diseases are estimated to be caused by environmental exposures that can be averted.1 In a screening promoted by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 148 different environmental chemicals were found in the blood and urine from the US population, indicating the extent of our exposure to environmental chemicals.2 Growing evidence suggests that environmental pollutants may cause diseases via epigenetic mechanism-regulated gene expression changes.3,4 

 

The Government of India spends millions on the completely spurious HIV-AIDS programme. This money could be better spent on simple preventive solutions to common presenting problems. HIV causing AIDS is a completely spurious theory; the testing protocol is voodoo. Even our black magicians have more common sense than the doctors with MD degree.

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Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers! | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
All over the world, small farmers are being forced off their land to make way for corporate agriculture, writes GRAIN - and it's justified by the need to 'feed the world'. But it's the small farmers that are the most productive, and the more their land is grabbed, the more global hunger increases. We must give them their land back!
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That is logical and eminently doable. Most people don't know that there is actually no shortage of food. The world is already over producing. It is the distribution that is faulty. Secondly, far more important, Governments should never have allowed private corporations into food business particularly agriculture.

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"That is logical and eminently doable. Most people don't know that there is actually no shortage of food. The world is already over producing. It is the distribution that is faulty. Secondly, far more important, Governments should never have allowed private corporations into food business particularly agriculture."

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Dr Russell Blaylock - Nutrition and the Illuminati Agenda - YouTube

Revelation 18:23 ...for by Mystery Babylon's sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived. Dr. Russell Blaylock illustrates and discusses how the human p...
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NUTRITION DEFICIENT DIET AFFECTS BEHAVIOUR. Dr Russell Blaylock unravels the correlation between nutrition-deficient diet and mental health. Worth noting is the fact that BIG FOOD, the multinational food firms are not bothered about our health. I have said this many times, say it again: take control over what you eat.

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The Hiden Dangers of Over-Vaccination | India Currents

The Hiden Dangers of Over-Vaccination | India Currents | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
India Currents is devoted to the exploration of the
heritage and culture of South Asia as it exists in the United States through
its print and online editions.
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WE DON'T NEED VACCINES. WE NEED NUTRITIOUS FOODS. 

 

Parents of children born in the USA should know what vaccination means. IT IS NOT IMMUNISATION...THAT IS  FRAUD. If they follow the officially recommended schedule of vaccinations, their babies "will receive 38 doses of 14 different vaccines by age two and 70 doses of 16 different vaccines by age 18. This is more than twice the number of vaccine doses that were recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) just 25 years ago" says the author of this article. If humans had required vaccines, human civilization would be extinct long time ago.

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Electromagnetic Fields and Leakage of the Blood Brain Barrier: Dr. Leif Salford - YouTube

A presentation by neurosurgeon and researcher Dr. Leif Salford on the effects of RF radiofrequency radiation to the brain. http://www.emrsafety.net http://ww...
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I have a reason not to use WiFi and mobile phone. Everything is hard wired. Listen to this 22 minute presentation to know why.

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Dr. Russell Blaylock on Mammograms and “Testiculograms” | Suzanne Somers' Blog

Dr. Russell Blaylock on Mammograms and “Testiculograms” | Suzanne Somers' Blog | DESTROYING OUR HEALTH | Scoop.it
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After I wrote the blog – “Mammograms – Yes, No, Maybe So?” Dr. Russell Blaylock sent me this follow-up. He is an expert in this field, and I greatly respect his opinion.

Dr. Blaylock:

What women who defend mammograms do not appreciate is that many are developing breast cancer not naturally, but because of the mammograms themselves. The test they defend is what is killing a significant number of them. We went through this in the 70’s with routine chest x-ray studies; after several years of such screening they realized that it was not detecting enough pathology to justify the expense, but many physicians also recognized that it posed a significant radiation-induced cancer risk as well.

They will never admit to the radiation (mammogram) breast cancer link because that will tell women that many of them developed breast cancer because of the screening itself and that could severely damage the cancer establishment. And it could result in a massive number of lawsuits.

Why don’t we advocate “testiculograms” (I made this term up) on men – that is placing their testicles into a “panini” type of press machine, then radiating them – once a year starting at age 20. After all, it may save the lives of hundreds of men every year! We could even sell pink oval shaped decals to promote yearly “testiculograms” and have marathons to draw support. And we might even promote yearly CT scans of the prostate for men—that would save thousands from prostate cancer—if we apply the same flawed way of thinking we use for mammograms. Let’s see how many men show up for their yearly testiculogram or prostate scan. Just a thought.

As for the data on the benefits of mammograms, 10 of the largest studies seeking to determine if routine mammograms indeed prevented death from breast cancer – studies which included a half-million women from Canada, USA, Scotland and Sweden – all found that doing mammograms from age 40 to 49 did not reduce breast cancer deaths at all for 9 years of the survey. Nine of ten of the studies also found no death reductions over the next 10 to 14 years of observations. When they pooled all the results from all 10 of the trials, they found no reductions in breast cancer deaths during an observation period of 14 years.

When they looked at screening beginning at age 50, 3 found a statistically significant reduction, 4 found non-significant reductions and 1 found no reductions in breast cancer deaths at all. When they looked at women who started mammogram screenings at age 50 years and followed them for the next 20 years (age 70), they found a reduction in breast cancer deaths of 1 out of every 270 women (a 0.37% incidence of reduced deaths).

The vast majority of breast cancers found in women below age 50 are DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) and 50% never progress. These women will undergo unnecessary biopsy, breast surgery and, for many, radiation and chemotherapy.

One must also consider two other factors – false negatives and false positives. Women with breast cancer who have a false negative mammogram constitute some 5-20%, with the highest number being younger women. This means that 20% of younger women will have breast cancer that will not be picked up by the mammogram.

Mammograms expose women to a significant amount of radiation. We know that breast tissue is one of the more radiosensitive tissues. This is especially so for the woman with the BRCA 1 and 2 mutation and the woman who already have a DCIS (non-progressive in over 50% of cases). The radiation, based on extensive studies, would more than likely convert a non-progressive cancer into a highly invasive cancer in a number of instances. Remember, radiation is an accumulative tissue damaging agent – each mammogram will produce a certain amount of DNA and cellular damage that goes unrepaired. Women with inflammatory breast diseases are at an even greater risk, because the high level of free radical and lipid peroxidation damage also damages the DNA repair enzymes, and this means an even greater level of unrepaired DNA with each mammogram. This explains the 1-3% accumulative risk with each mammogram.

It is also known that radiosensitivity declines with aging as does the growth rate of cancers. A woman in her 50’s or 60’s will have a slower growing cancer than will a woman in her 20’s to 40’s. Likewise, because of the gap between radiation exposure and the development of the cancer, the hope of these mammogram proponents is that starting the mammograms at age 50 will mean that most women will die of other diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, before she will develop a radiation-induced breast cancer. This is especially so if they change mammograms to every other year. For the woman living into her 80’s or 90’s – she will face a significant risk of a radiation-induced breast cancer. Also of concern are the women with the DCIS, which in over 50% of cases will never become a true invasive cancer. Yet, we know that in these breast lesions exist very unstable chromosomes. Radiating such lesions year after year greatly increases the risk that these benign lesions will become highly malignant. That is, the mammogram itself will induce the cancer. Millions of women have DCIS type lesions and most would never be any worse off if they never knew it. Now we have millions of women with DCIS being radiated every year and this assures that many will develop a highly invasive, deadly cancer caused by the scanning itself.

Women have an alternative. They can have a thermogram, an ultrasound or an MRI scan. None of these tests increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. The mammogram defender will counter that the thermograms have not been proven effective – but then, they refuse to fund testing. They admit the MRI gives a much clearer picture of the breast, especially for very dense breasts (which for the mammogram cannot be read), but then claim that it will result in too many false positives. As we have seen, mammograms have a false positive rate of 90% (some 300,000 women undergo biopsies for false positive mammograms a year). How much higher could it be with MRI scans – 95%? They refuse to give up mammograms because they have spent billions on special breast scanning suites and expensive mammogram equipment – it is big business and it would be an admission that they have been harming and killing thousands of women.

Suzanne Somers

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