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  • Biotech Company, ISIS Pharmaceuticals is thinking about changing its name

    11/30/2015 11:00:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2015 | Akin Oyedele
    ISIS Pharmaceuticals could have a new name soon. According to a report on Monday by CNNMoney's Matt Egan, the company is considering the switch following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. The attacks left 129 people dead and 352 wounded. ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for the attacks. ISIS Pharmaceuticals, which has the ticker ISIS, is a $7.2 billion biotech company that develops drugs that treat several conditions including cancer and heart conditions. ISIS Pharma's vice president for corporate communications and investor relations D. Wade Walke told CNNMoney that Friday's attacks weighed on...
  • GMOs, Grains, Gluten, and Your Immune System - CHTV Episode 6

    11/30/2015 8:25:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    There are two main reasons grains need to be eliminated from the diet. The first reason is that most grains are genetically modified (GMO), which causes the denaturing of proteins and carbohydrates to the point where your body does not recognize them as foods. Your immune system will create an inflammatory reaction in response to these denatured foods. There is much media attention about gluten today. Gluten is just one denatured protein in grains that is causing a host of problems at the cellular level. Many consumers are hearing about the dangers of gluten, and are selecting other grains that...
  • Left-Over Turkey and Cheddar Quiche

    11/30/2015 8:15:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | TatyanasEverydayFood
    Do you have lots of left-over turkey after Thanksgiving? This turkey and cheddar breakfast quiche is the most delicious way to use up all the left-overs! It's filled with shallots, mushrooms, red bell pepper and sweet tomatoes. Make any time of year with left-over chicken or diced ham, too!
  • Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths - CHTV Episode 5

    11/29/2015 7:36:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV - Episode 4 [5] Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths
  • Weight Loss Myths Busted - CHTV Episode 4

    11/29/2015 6:59:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV Jan. 31, 2014 Dr. Pompa explains more on R2.
  • How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

    11/28/2015 5:22:13 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 33 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 11 2015 | Sarah kaplin
    The sickness spread at funerals. The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It was an expression of respect for the lost loved ones, but the practice wreaked havoc on the communities they left behind. That’s because a deadly molecule that lives in brains was spreading to the women who ate them, causing a horrible degenerative illness called “kuru” that at one point killed 2...
  • Serious PMS may be early sign of high blood pressure

    11/28/2015 2:46:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | Marilyn Malara
    ... University of Massachusetts found those who experienced PMS were 40 percent more likely to develop hypertension later in life. Symptoms of PMS include, but are not limited to mood swings, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, headaches and bloating. Previously known risk factors for hypertension include high body mass index, smoking, drinking and age. ... However, women who consumed high amounts of thiamine and riboflavin -- B vitamins -- were less likely to receive hypertension diagnoses.
  • Russian MP and her husband killed in car explosion

    11/28/2015 5:26:54 AM PST · by McGruff · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 28, 2015 | David Millward
    A 30-year-old Russian politician and her husband have been killed in a car explosion. The semi-naked bodies of Oksana Bobrovskaya, a member of Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party, and her husband Nikita Bobrovsky were found in the back seat of their Toyota RAV4 There was speculation on Friday night that the couple had been having sex at the time of the blast in Novosibirsk, Siberia's largest city. Other accounts suggested that a grenade was detonated by the MP's husband, Nikita, a former member of Russia's special services. The Siberian Times said that the couple had marital problems, with unconfirmed reports...
  • Skunk Weed Cannabis Can Seriously Damage Vital Nerve Fibers In The Brain

    11/27/2015 7:39:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    techtimes ^ | Alyssa Navarro,
    Dazzan said that when they looked at the corpus callosum of those who smoke high-strength cannabis, they found that there was a significant difference in the white matter compared to people who have never tried the drug, and people who smoke low-strength cannabis. The THC chemical acts on cannabinoid receptors which the corpus callosum contains. The team utilized two scanning methods to examine the corpus callosum in the brains of 56 patients who reportedly experienced a first episode of psychosis, and 43 healthy participants from the local community. One method required the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) while the...
  • Why Living “Presently” Could Ruin Your Entire Life

    11/27/2015 6:03:04 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 42 replies
    Medium ^ | November 25, 2015 | Benjamin Hardy
    Most lifestyle "gurus" have sold us on the idea of living for the moment, that right now is all that exists, and that we should only do that which makes us feel good.Although this advice is alluring and justifying, it often fails to produce desirable results in the real world. Actually, in many cases, it ruins people's lives.Living for the moment is the reason people leave marriages, lose control over their health, and why America is trillions of dollars in debt.Instead of living for the moment, it is better to live for the past, as you'd prefer to remember that...
  • Silicon Valley professionals are taking LSD at work to increase productivity

    11/27/2015 8:52:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Adam Boult
    It seems unlikely, but that’s apparently what some Silicon Valley professionals have been doing - and reporting great results. According to Rolling Stone, a growing number of people are experimenting with "microdoses" of psychedelics to help them work. A microdose of LSD is around 10-15 micrograms, approximately a tenth of a "normal" dose. ... At that dosage, Rolling Stone describes the drug's effects as "subperceptual": 'Enough, says Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, 'to feel a little bit of energy lift, a little bit of insight, but not so much that you are...
  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • Is coffee harmless or harmful to your health? It may depend on the person

    11/26/2015 4:44:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post
    WASHINGTON - When an expert federal panel concluded earlier this year that drinking five cups of coffee a day can be part of a "healthy lifestyle," even hinting that coffee is good for you, the announcement prompted a glut of headlines extolling the national habit. "Do you love coffee? You should probably be drinking even more," one news outlet crowed. This burst of coffee enthusiasm was set off by the conclusions of the federal advisory committee that helps write the government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. "Strong and consistent evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to...
  • ("BRAAIINZ!") Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum

    11/26/2015 10:13:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ruters
    Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other...
  • Blame Gut Bacteria If You Can't Stop Eating: Suggests Microbes Influence Your Hunger Center

    11/25/2015 8:05:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 25 nov 2015 | Rhodi Lee
    The findings of the study show the microbes have a crucial role in the physiology of appetite and may even help people who suffer from eating disorders. "These data show that bacterial proteins produced after nutrient-induced E. coli growth may signal meal termination," the researchers wrote. "Continuous exposure to E. coli proteins may influence long-term meal pattern."
  • Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed

    11/24/2015 10:23:18 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 6 replies
    Sciencealert.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | SIGNE DEAN
    [This is really encouraging!]"Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed" 90% of cancer cells destroyed! Scientists have genetically engineered tiny algae to kill up to 90 percent of cancer cells in the lab, while leaving healthy ones unharmed, and the treatment has also been shown to effectively treat tumours in mice without doing damage to the rest of the body. Developing medicine that only attacks tumour cells and leaves the rest of the body alone is one of the biggest challenges in cancer drug therapy. Such targeted chemotherapy helps to avoid some of the...
  • Cancer Loves Sugar CBS 60 Minutes April 2012

    11/24/2015 2:21:27 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 155 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 12, 2012 | CBS 60 Minutes
    Sobering report. If you have cancer, you should avoid sugar of any kind. If you don't want cancer, I suggest that you limit your sugar intake. Avoid "high fructose corn syrup", and processed sugars. If you want to lose weight, avoid things that quickly become sugar (white breads, potato, rice, alcohol, etc). Reducing these things has a major impact on your liver and pancreas. Eat lots of green things!
  • Thomas Seyfried: Cancer: A Metabolic Disease With Metabolic Solutions

    11/24/2015 1:58:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | TheIHMC; Thomas Seyfried
    Emerging evidence indicates that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease involving disturbances in energy production through respiration and fermentation. Cancer is suppressed following transfer of the nucleus from the tumor cell to cytoplasm of normal cells containing normal mitochondria. These findings indicate that nuclear genetic abnormalities cannot be responsible for cancer despite commonly held beliefs in the cancer field. The genomic instability observed in tumor cells and all other recognized hallmarks of cancer are considered downstream epiphenomena of the initial disturbance of cellular energy metabolism. The disturbances in tumor cell energy metabolism can be linked to abnormalities in the structure...
  • #TalkingKeto: Professor Tom Seyfried

    11/24/2015 1:45:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Tom Seyfried
    Interview with Professor Tom Seyfried about treating Cancer with Ketogenic Dietary Therapies.
  • Biologists induce flatworms to grow heads and brains of other species

    11/24/2015 12:49:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 24, 2015 | Provided by: Tufts University
    Tufts biologists induced one species of flatworm -- G. dorotocephala, top left -- to grow heads and brains characteristic of other species of flatworm, top row, without altering genomic sequence. Examples of the outcomes can be seen in the bottom row of the image. Credit: Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University. ============================================================================================================ Biologists at Tufts University have succeeded in inducing one species of flatworm to grow heads and brains characteristic of another species of flatworm without altering genomic sequence. The work reveals physiological circuits as a new kind of epigenetics - information existing...
  • Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery

    11/24/2015 11:58:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 20, 2013 | CBN News
    A new cancer treatment that is free has virtually no side effects and can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments. It involves starving cancer cells of the fuel they the love.
  • The Greatest Giblet Gravy Recipe (Mine).....

    11/23/2015 11:20:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    Myself | 11/23/2015 | Red Badger
    Red Badger's Great Giblet Gravy 1 pkg giblets from the turkey (Liver, Neck, Gizzard and Heart) 1 16oz pkg chicken livers 1 16oz pkg chicken gizzards 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 2 cubes chicken bouillon 2 stalks celery, diced 2 medium yellow onions, diced 1 quart hot water (to begin) 2 cans chicken broth OR 1 can and 1 1/2 cups turkey drippings 6 hard-boiled eggs, diced 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup COLD milk Directions: In a large pot, 4qt or similar, boil ALL the giblets, salt, pepper, bouillon, celery, onion and water for 1...
  • Cataracts

    11/23/2015 10:26:03 AM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 42 replies
    Its been about 5 weeks ago I had my first cataract replaced and 4 weeks ago the second. Not meaning to stir up any (too much) controversy I can unconditionally say that if I had it to do over again I absolutely would not have had it done. And I'm posting this entry mainly for nearsighted persons of which I was one. On the one hand I can now clearly see forever and drive a car without glasses. On the other hand, while I only wore glasses while driving a car I now wear glasses near all the time. :<(((((...
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • It's Official: Allergan, Pfizer To Combine In Biggest Ever Tax-Inversion, Defy Jack Lew

    11/23/2015 9:02:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2015 | Tyler Durden
    As was extensively reported over the weekend, the Pfizer-Allergan tax-inverting, reverse-merger (in which the far The combinsmaller Allergan would end up "buying" Pfizer, courtesy of fungible debt which doesn't care where it ends up as long as there are cash flows) would be announced this morning, and sure enough, moments ago the long-awaited press release finally hit. Here are the details:Pfizer and Allergan to Combine Creates a new global biopharmaceutical leader with best-in-class innovative and established businessesEnhances revenue and earnings growth profile of innovative and established businessesBroadens innovative pipeline with more than 100 combined mid-to-late stage programs in developmentTransaction...
  • Prof. Jeff Volek - 'Nutrition for Optimising Athletic Performance'

    11/23/2015 6:19:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 9, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of 'The New Atkins for a New You', 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' and 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance'. Prof. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years. These have been aimed at better understanding what constitutes a...
  • New glasses promise a solution to colour blindness

    11/23/2015 4:20:47 AM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    CTVNews.ca ^ | November 22, 2015 | CTVNews.ca Staff
    About 10 per cent of the population is colour blind and simply can't perceive as many colours as those with normal vision. There has never been any way to correct the condtion but now, a U.S. company claims they have created glasses that can open up a world of colour to users. But some eye experts remain skeptical. Colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency, as doctors call it, is more than just a nuisance. Most with the condition can't distinguish red from green and have trouble with aspects of everyday life. They can't become pilots, firefighters, electricians, police officers or...
  • MatthewDrakeStory

    11/21/2015 6:50:41 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Lisa Schuster
    Matthew was wounded during a suicide car bombing in Iraq, near the Syrian border, on Oct. 15, 2004. He was the sole survivor of the attack. Two members of his Army Psychological Operations team, a U.S. Marine accompanying them, and an Iraqi translator were killed. He suffered massive injuries, including a depressed skull fracture, several strokes and brain trauma from the explosion and impacts. He also had a fractured vertebrae in his neck, his jaw was broken in two places with severe tissue damage to the right side of his face, a fractured sternum, clavicles, and right arm, inhalation damage...
  • Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond

    11/21/2015 4:23:24 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 3, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more productive to think of obesity as a problem in 'energy flow' rather than energy expenditure (i.e., calories in, calories out). The most efficient approach to accelerate the body's ability to access and burn body fat is to restrict dietary carbohydrate while increasing fat intake for a period of several weeks, after which fatty acids and ketones become the primary fuel at rest and during...
  • RINO traitors literally killing traditional America (the Deaton study)

    11/21/2015 11:21:50 AM PST · by Javeth · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mike Stobbe
    The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But death rates for whites 35 to 44 have been level recently, they’re beginning to turn up for whites 55 to 64, and - most strikingly - death rates for whites ages 45 to 54 have risen by half a percent per year...
  • New detector perfect for asteroid mining, planetary research

    11/21/2015 8:16:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 20, 2015 | by David Salisbury & Provided by: Vanderbilt University
    Concept of an asteroid redirect mission. Credit: NASA ==================================================================================================================================== The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. The legal step was taken when the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed a bill titled H.R. 2262—SPACE Act of 2015. The bill has a number of measures designed to facilitate commercial space development, including a provision that gives individuals or companies ownership of any material that they mine in outer space. According to one estimate,...
  • Peter Attia - An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health

    11/21/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 10, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a "quantified self." In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from "fit but fat and metabolically deranged" to "fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in." In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he's learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years. Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501(c)(3). Peter is also a physician and...
  • Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary guidelines

    11/20/2015 6:22:31 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 25, 2014 | DrR1pper
    Dr. Peter Attia: The limits of scientific evidence and the ethics of dietary guidelines Description: Most of the dietary recommendations made in the United States are not firmly grounded in well-controlled science. The implications for this are profound, especially at a time where two-thirds of Americans are overweight and obesity and its related diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few – are claiming the lives of more people each year. In this presentation, Peter Attia takes a close look at one such pillar of dietary wisdom, the recommendation that Americans minimize their consumption of...
  • Terminally ill Virginia schoolboy, 8, finds true love with 7-year-old classmate

    11/20/2015 1:43:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 20, 2015 | Laurie Hanna
    A little boy dying from cancer has found his soulmate in a touching story of true love. Second graders David Spisak, 8, and 7-year-old classmate Ayla Andrews have fallen in love after meeting at school in Chesapeake, Va. "Actually, she is kinda like the real Snow White because she is so kind to everybody, especially me - because she loves me."
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 3

    11/20/2015 7:02:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Along the way, he busts several weight loss myths. Part 3
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 2

    11/20/2015 6:51:49 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Along the way, he busts several weight loss myths.
  • Pandemic fears: Antibiotics prove ineffective as new superbugs are now biggest global threat

    11/19/2015 5:49:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    irishexaminer.com ^ | John von Radowitz
    Researchers identified a gene that makes infectious bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) highly resistant to polymyxins, the last group of antibiotics left after all others have failed. The discovery in China, described as “extremely worrying” by one scientist, suggests the gene can easily be transferred to bacteria with the potential to cause epidemics. Besides E. coli they include the pneumonia bug Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can trigger serious lung, blood and surgical infections An E.coli strain showing resistance to the polymyxin drug colistin was isolated from an intensively-farmed pig in Shanghai during routine testing. Scientists found the...
  • Eastern NC barbecue ruled healthier than Western NC

    11/19/2015 5:12:58 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 133 replies
    WNCN ^ | 11/19/15 | WNCT
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) There is a new battle of BBQ and this one deals with which style is healthiest. Insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) took a look. A post compared the Eastern style to the Western style. The Eastern style comes out on top when it comes to being healthier. BCBSNC says it is because the Western take on BBQ requires a bit more attention and more flavorings meaning more fat and sodium. It tipped the scales to the East too because the whole pig is used and not just dark meat on the...
  • UnitedHealth Group May Leave Obamacare Exchanges By 2017

    11/19/2015 9:29:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Nov 19, 2015 @ 06:28 AM | Bruce Japsen
    UnitedHealth Group, in a surprising announcement, said this morning it has revised its profit expectations for the rest of the year due to what it called a "deterioration" of its individual commercial insurance offerings on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and offered no commitment it would stay in the business beyond next year. The nation's largest health insurer said it was "evaluating the viability of the insurance exchange product segment," pulling back on its marketing efforts for individual exchange products for next year and "will determine during the first half of 2016 to what extent it can continue...
  • T Colin Campbell v Eric C Westman - Diet Doctors

    11/19/2015 6:20:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 20, 2013 | drcldrcl
    T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., wrote "The China Study" in 2005. A professor emeritus at Cornell University, Campbell was the director of the China-Oxford-Cornell study on diet and disease in the 1980s. The book chronicles his findings about diet and health from his career in basic science. While not calling himself a vegetarian or vegan, Campbell supports a whole-food, plant-based, low protein/low fat diet. Eric Westman, M.D., has conducted clinical trials regarding the Atkins diet, made famous by Robert Atkins in 1972. The Atkins diet, sometimes called the antithesis of the China Study, suggests that lower consumption of carbohydrate and higher...
  • Dr Eric Westman - Duke University New Atkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health

    11/19/2015 5:48:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | drcldrcl
    Dr Eric Westman - Duke University New Atkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health Dr. Eric C. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is a co-founder of Innovative Metabolic Solutions - http://www.dukehealth.org/physicians/...
  • Dr. Eric Westman's Implementation Plan of Low Carb High Fat Eating

    11/19/2015 5:33:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 30, 2014 | Central Coast Nutrition Conference
    Dr. Westman simulates an introduction seminar for LCHF during the Central Coast Nutrition Conference.
  • Dr. Eric Westman presenting The Science Behind Low Carb High Fat

    11/19/2015 5:24:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 24, 2014 | Central Coast Nutrition Conference
    On March 1 at the Central Coast Nutrition Conference held in San Luis Obispo, CA, Dr. Westman explains why eating a low carb high fat diet is better for our bodies. He cites studies and experience in his own practice at Duke University Medical Center.
  • Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

    11/19/2015 12:11:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 6, 2012 | TEDx Talks
    Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling, is the Commanding General, US Army Europe and Seventh Army. In that role, he is the commander of the approximately 42,000 U.S. Army forces assigned to Europe, and he is the Army Component Commander of U.S. European Command. While Hertling's primary role is training U.S. Army soldiers and units for Contingency and Full Spectrum Operations, he is also responsible for Theater Security Cooperation and Building Partner Capacity with the 51 allied nations that are part of the European area of operation.
  • How to Pasteurize Eggs at home

    11/18/2015 7:13:22 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 19, 2012 | North Carolina Prepper
    How to Pasteurize Eggs at home lots of recipes that use fresh raw eggs (either the white, yolk or both) as a primary ingredient. This is common for dressings, mayonnaise, egg nog, ice creams and frosting. Most eggs are perfectly safe to eat and according to the American Egg Board only about one in 20,000 eggs may contain salmonella. Thats all fine for now but what about SHTF eggs? one should error on the side of caution when it pertains to food safety. Thankfully, the risk of salmonella can be avoided by using pasteurized eggs in your favorite raw egg...
  • FDA clears new, easy-to-use version of heroin antidote (naloxone)

    11/18/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 6:34 PM EST | Matthew Perrone
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved an easy-to-use version of the life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, as communities across the country grapple with a wave of drug abuse. The reformulated drug, sold as Narcan, comes as a nasal spray and should help first responders, police and others deliver the antidote in emergency situations. Known generically as naloxone, the drug reverses the effects of opioids, drugs that include legal painkillers such as oxycodone and illegal narcotics such as heroin. ...
  • Eat Better Episode 2 - Ketogenic Diets

    11/18/2015 2:49:27 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2014 | Tommy Wood
    Eat Better Episode 2 - Ketogenic Diets Do read the notes below, because I forgot to mention a couple of things! Dr. Tommy Wood (www.drragnar.com) and Chloe Archard (www.paleo-britain.co.uk) cover some regular about ketogenic diets, and their place in health and disease. For most people, starting with a diet that removes processed grains and oils, and focuses on vegetables and high quality meat and fat, as well as addressing things like sleep, stress, and exercise, will get them the results they want in terms of long-term health. If you are struggling with long-term health and chronic disease, consider looking at...
  • 450 illegal pork tamales seized at LAX

    11/18/2015 9:57:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | November 18, 2015 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LOS ANGELES >> U.S. Customs officials seized 450 illegal pork tamales from a passenger coming through LAX from Mexico earlier this month. "Although tamales are a popular holiday tradition, foreign meat products can carry serious animal diseases from countries affected by outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Mad Cow and Swine Fever," said Anne Maricich, CBP Acting Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles in a written statement. "Every day CBP agriculture specialists prevent the intentional and unintentional introduction of harmful pests and foreign animal diseases into the U.S."
  • The unwanted extras in your morning filter coffee

    11/17/2015 2:42:36 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 29 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 17, 2015 | Taylor & Francis
    Kettles showed leaching to be well within the CoE specified release limit, however coffee machines showed in some cases alarmingly high levels of lead, especially post-decalcification, one particular machine giving results 150 times the recommended limit. Levels of nickel, manganese, chromium and zinc exceeded limits up to fourfold. On the plus side concentrations of leached elements did reduce throughout each individual day and overall throughout the 3 days testing combined. Filter machines showed significantly higher levels than Pod machines.
  • How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay [Grow 'new' teeth]

    11/17/2015 10:29:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | by Zen Vuong & Provided by: University of Southern California
    A scanning electron microscope image of newly-grown enamel using amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel. Credit: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC ==================================================================================================== Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay, which the National Institutes of Health calls the most prevalent chronic disease. Janet Moradian-Oldak, a professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, has investigated methods to regrow tooth enamel for the past two decades. The process is especially tricky because unlike bone, mature enamel cannot rejuvenate. Tooth enamel is a nonliving tissue. The a-ha moment...