Majority of Cancer Patients Turning To Cannabis for Relief (Videos)

Cancer, Health, Marijuana

by N.Morgan

 

According to a recent survey conducted by one of the nation’s leading cancer research facilities, if marijuana is legalized cancer patients will choose it as their preferred medicine, over the mainstream medical treatments.

A team of researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, based in Seattle, Wash., surveyed 926 cancer patients and found that roughly 25 percent of them used cannabis as a medicinal therapy in the past year.

The results were published on Monday in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

The groundbreaking study concluded:

This study of cancer patients in a state with legalized cannabis found high rates of active use across broad subgroups, and legalization was reported to be important in patients’ decision to use.

Cancer patients desire but are not receiving information about cannabis use during their treatment from oncology providers.

A large number of cancer patients report that cannabis helps them with pain, nausea, stress, depression, insomnia and other unpleasant symptoms.

But patients are frustrated by the lack of information they receive from the American healthcare system.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals lack training and education in cannabis science.

“More than half of active users reported that legalization significantly increased their likelihood of using, and cannabis use was spread across demographic subsets, including age, sex, and cancer diagnosis subsets,” the study finds.

According to the research:

The median age of those surveyed was 58.

74 percent of the patients wanted information from cancer providers and had a strong interest in learning about cannabis during treatment.

24 percent used cannabis as a medical therapy in the past year.

21 percent self-treated with cannabis in the past month.

70 percent inhaled (smoked or vaped) their medicine.

70 percent consumed edibles.

40 percent did both.

75 percent reported their primary use was for physical pain.

64 percent used it for neuropsychiatric symptoms.

“We hope that this study helps to open up the door for more studies aimed at evaluating the risks and benefits of marijuana in this population,” said study author Dr. Steven Pergam. “This is important, because if we do not educate our patients about marijuana, they will continue to get their information elsewhere.”

The American Cancer Society admits that more research is needed on marijuana as a treatment for cancer symptoms.

The organization also concedes that properties in marijuana have the potential to combat cancer cells and be a pivotal force in defeating cancer.

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states; adult recreational use is legal in eight states. Washington, where the study was conducted, allows both.

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References:

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html

https://thefreshtoast.com/rx/1-out-of-4-cancer-patients-are-turning-to-cannabis/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.30879?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+%2F+13.00+BST+%2F+17%3A30+IST+%2F+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+%2F+11.00+BST+%2F+15%3A30+IST+%2F+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.&

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The Disappearing Male – A Must See Documentary (Video)

Health, Science

by N.Morgan

 

Social engineering has taken hold over society and we are now bearing witness to a toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

In the last few decades there has been steady and dramatic upticks in the incidences of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.

Boys are also far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.

The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world.

These gender bending toxins are found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles.

They are called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.

The Disappearing Male

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Reference:

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-disappearing-male/

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Study Unveils the Stomach-Turning Truth That Fast Food Burgers Are Made with Less Than 2% Real Meat (Video)

Health

by N.Morgan

Rumors have circulated for years about how the meat used by fast food restaurants is fake or even made from other animals besides cows.

According to NaturalSociety these cheaply-processed foods fuels illness and disease due to containing numerous harmful ingredients – some of which are actually banned in other countries.

A study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, found that some fast food hamburgers may contain as little as 2% actual meat.

For this study, researchers analyzed the content of 8 fast food hamburger brands.

To ensure that there was no bias in the results, they assigned each hamburger with an anonymously designated name, ranging from H1 to H8.

While it is widely assumed that hamburgers are made up primarily of meat, much of the 5 billion hamburgers consumed by Americans annually actual contain very little meat (and could contain a whole host of other, unhealthy ingredients.

Here is an analysis of what you might find lurking in a fast food hamburger according to the study’s findings:

Water content by weight ranged from 37.7% to 62.4% (mean of 49%).

Meat content in the hamburgers ranged from 2.1% to 14.8% (median of 12.1%).

The cost per gram of hamburger ranged from $0.02 to $0.16 (median of $0.03).

Relatively preserved skeletal muscle was observed.

A variety of tissue types besides skeletal muscle were observed including connective tissue, blood vessels, peripheral nerve, adipose tissue, plant material, cartilage, and bone.

In 2 hamburgers, intracellular parasites were identified.

The study concluded that:

“Fast food hamburgers are comprised of little meat (median, 12.1%). Approximately half of their weight is made up of water. Unexpected tissue types found in some hamburgers included bone, cartilage, and plant material; no brain tissue was present. Sarcocystis parasites were discovered in 2 hamburgers.”

The study abstract nor the 4 pages of the study reveal where the 8 hamburgers came from, which most individuals will find upsetting.

However the study most likely involved at least some popular fast food hamburgers, leaving you to make your own educated conclusion.

In the end, the research simply backs the notion that fast food is questionable at best and health-compromising at worst.

The junk food may be cheap, but it is questionable what you’re actually paying for with conventional food this day and age.

Fast food hamburgers contain numerous health-damaging ingredients, and is the complete opposite of healthful organic beef coming from grass-fed cows. Avoid fast food; good health depends on it.

The video below reveals more disgusting truths about how consumers are being secretly tricked by some companies.

15 Secrets Fast Food Companies Don’t Want You To Know

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References:

http://naturalsociety.com/fast-food-hamburgers-contain-2-percent-actual-meat/

http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/elsevier/fast-food-hamburgers-what-are-we-really-eating-VyAI59oGbL?key=elsevier

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intracellular_parasite

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18995204

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1092913408000622

http://www.hnossalmeron.com/hamburguesas/prayson_anndiagpath_dec2008.pdf

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The End of a Generation: Young People on the Verge of Madness Due to Smartphones (Videos)

ALERT, Health

 

(N.Morgan)  Technology, such as Smartphones, have become a vital part of our day to day living and are negatively impacting our society and having unintended consequences.

Something I’ve observed is that these phones are keeping families from truly engaging in family time, as we once knew it.

Dinner used to be the time when a family sat down together and shared their experiences of the day, but this now is something of the past, go to any restaurant and you will see entire families sitting at tables, their eyes glued to their phones, no one talking or even making eye contact with each other.

Research is now revealing that Smartphones are having detrimental mental health effects on our youth.

San Diego State University professor of psychology, Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.

Dr. Twenge stated: “The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011.

It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones.”

This goes beyond teens spending too much time staring at their phones. Dr Twenge has plenty of hard data to support her contentions – made in The Atlantic, the magazine in which Laurene Powell Jobs recently bought a majority stake.

A 2017 survey of more than 5,000 American teens found that three out of four owned an iPhone.

The surveys show that teens today spend far less time hanging out with their friends, fewer of them have a driving license, they date less, have less sex, get less sleep and are more likely to feel lonely.

It appears that Smartphone are adversely impacting the normal stages of child development and socialization.

More stark statistics from Dr. Twenge’s article:

Teens who spend three hours a day or more on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide, such as making a suicide plan.

Boys’ depressive symptoms increased by 21 percent from 2012 to 2015, while girls’ increased by 50 percent—more than twice as much.

The rise in suicide, too, is more pronounced among girls.

Although the rate increased for both sexes, three times as many 12-to-14-year-old girls killed themselves in 2015 as in 2007, compared with twice as many boys.

The suicide rate is still higher for boys, in part because they use more-lethal methods, but girls are beginning to close the gap.

Twenge notes that smartphones are not the only factor, but she argues that it is a key one.

“Parenting styles continue to change, as do school curricula and culture, and these things matter.

But the twin rise of the smartphone and social media has caused an earthquake of a magnitude we’ve not seen in a very long time, if ever.

There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy.”

And far from the common belief that kids grow up too quickly these days, she argues that the opposite is true when you examine common markers like going out without their parents, earning their own money and starting to date.

Across a range of behaviors—drinking, dating, spending time unsupervised— 18-year-olds now act more like 15-year-olds used to, and 15-year-olds more like 13-year-olds. Childhood now stretches well into high school.

The piece is illustrated with depressing examples of behavioral changes.

One of the ironies of iGen life is that despite spending far more time under the same roof as their parents, today’s teens can hardly be said to be closer to their mothers and fathers than their predecessors were.

“I’ve seen my friends with their families—they don’t talk to them,” Athena told me. “They just say ‘Okay, okay, whatever’ while they’re on their phones.

They don’t pay attention to their family.” Like her peers, Athena is an expert at tuning out her parents so she can focus on her phone. She spent much of her summer keeping up with friends, but nearly all of it was over text or Snapchat. “I’ve been on my phone more than I’ve been with actual people,” she said. “My bed has, like, an imprint of my body.”

There’s the now common portrait of social media usage making people feel unhappier as they compare their own lives with the self-curated online version of the lives of their peers.

Today’s teens may go to fewer parties and spend less time together in person, but when they do congregate, they document their hangouts relentlessly—on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook.

Those not invited to come along are keenly aware of it.

Accordingly, the number of teens who feel left out has reached all-time highs across age groups. Like the increase in loneliness, the upswing in feeling left out has been swift and significant.

Dr. Twenge doesn’t have any easy answers to this growing crisis.She acknowledges that it’s not realistic to expect teens to dramatically curtail their usage of electronic devices or social media. But she suggests that modest changes could help.

Significant effects on both mental health and sleep time appear after two or more hours a day on electronic devices.

The average teen spends about two and a half hours a day on electronic devices. Some mild boundary-setting could keep kids from falling into harmful habits.

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References:

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2017/09/young-people-are-on-the-brink-of-a-mental-health-crisis-due-to-smart-phones-3553201.html

https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/04/impact-of-smartphones-on-mental-health/

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/?utm_source=twb

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Genetic Mutation May Be Responsible for Vampire Folklore (Video)

Health, History, Science, Science And technology

Guest Contributor Alton Parrish

Photo Above: Vampire by Edvard Munch – (1895) Credit: – Google Art Project / Wikimedia Commons

Porphyrias, a group of eight known blood disorders, affect the body’s molecular machinery for making heme, which is a component of the oxygen-transporting protein, hemoglobin. When heme binds with iron, it gives blood its hallmark red color.

The different genetic variations that affect heme production give rise to different clinical presentations of porphyria — including one form that may be responsible for vampire folklore.

A clinical cause for nocturnal blood drinking?

Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), the most common kind of porphyria to occur in childhood, causes people’s skin to become very sensitive to light. Prolonged exposure to sunshine can cause painful, disfiguring blisters.

“People with EPP are chronically anemic, which makes them feel very tired and look very pale with increased photosensitivity because they can’t come out in the daylight,” says Barry Paw MD, PhD, of the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. “Even on a cloudy day, there’s enough ultraviolet light to cause blistering and disfigurement of the exposed body parts, ears and nose.”

(Photo below: Vampire skeleton of Sozopol in the Nationalen Historischen Museum in Sofia) Credit: Bin im Garten / Wikimedia Commons

Staying indoors during the day and receiving blood transfusions containing sufficient heme levels can help alleviate some of the disorder’s symptoms. In ancient times, drinking animal blood and emerging only at night may have achieved a similar effect — adding further fuel to the legend of vampires.

Now, Paw and his team of international investigators report — in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)— a newly discovered genetic mutation that triggers EPP. It illuminates a novel biological mechanism potentially responsible for stories of “ vampires” and identifies a potential therapeutic target for treating EPP.

The nature of EPP’s “supernatural” symptoms

To produce heme, the body goes through a process called porphyrin synthesis, which mainly occurs in the liver and bone marrow. Any genetic defects that impact this process can interrupt the body’s ability to produce heme; the decreased heme production leads to a buildup of protoporphyrin components. In the case of EPP, type of protoporphyrin called protoporphrin IX accumulates in the red blood cells, plasma and sometimes the liver.

When protoporphin IX is exposed to light, it produces chemicals that damage surrounding cells. As a result, people with EPP experience swelling, burning and redness of the skin after exposure to sunlight — even trace amounts of sunlight that pass through window glass.

Some genetic pathways leading to build-up of protoporphyrin IX have already been described, but many cases of EPP remain unexplained. By performing deep gene sequencing on members of a family from Northern France with EPP of a previously unknown genetic signature, Paw’s team discovered a novel mutation of the gene CLPX, which plays a role in mitochondrial protein folding.

“This newly-discovered mutation really highlights the complex genetic network that underpins heme metabolism,” says Paw, who was co-senior author on the study. “Loss-of-function mutations in any number of genes that are part of this network can result in devastating, disfiguring disorders.”

Myth vs. reality

Paw suggests that identifying the various gene mutations that contribute to porphyria could pave the way for future therapies that could correct the faulty genes responsible for these related disorders.

“Although vampires aren’t real, there is a real need for innovative therapies to improve the lives of people with porphyrias,” says Paw.

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Contacts and sources:
Bethany Tripp
Boston Children’s Hospital

Yoga and Meditation Improve Brain Function and Energy Levels Confirm Researchers (Video)

Health

Guest Contributor Alton Parrish

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

The study found that practicing just 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation per day can boost the brain’s executive functions, cognitive abilities linked to goal-directed behavior and the ability to control knee-jerk emotional responses, habitual thinking patterns and actions.

“Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation both focus the brain’s conscious processing power on a limited number of targets like breathing and posing, and also reduce processing of nonessential information,” said Peter Hall, associate professor in the School of Public Health & Health Systems. “These two functions might have some positive carryover effect in the near- term following the session, such that people are able to focus more easily on what they choose to attend to in everyday life.”

 

 

Thirty-one study participants completed 25 minutes of Hatha yoga, 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation, and 25 minutes of quiet reading (a control task) in randomized order. Following both the yoga and meditation activities, participants performed significantly better on executive function tasks compared to the reading task.

“This finding suggests that there may be something special about meditation— as opposed to the physical posing— that carries a lot of the cognitive benefits of yoga,” said Kimberley Luu, lead author on the paper.

The study also found that mindfulness meditation and Hatha yoga were both effective for improving energy levels, but Hatha yoga had significantly more powerful effects than meditation alone.

“There are a number of theories about why physical exercises like yoga improve energy levels and cognitive test performance,” said Luu. “These include the release of endorphins, increased blood flow to the brain, and reduced focus on ruminative thoughts. Though ultimately, it is still an open question.”

Hatha yoga is one of the most common styles of yoga practiced in Western countries.

It involves physical postures and breathing exercises combined with meditation. Mindfulness mediation involves observing thoughts, emotions and body sensations with openness and acceptance.

“Although the meditative aspect might be even more important than the physical posing for improving executive functions, there are additional benefits to Hatha yoga including improvements in flexibility and strength,” said Hall. “These benefits may make Hatha yoga superior to meditation alone, in terms of overall health benefits.”

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Contacts and sources:
Matthew Grant
University of Waterloo

The study is published in the September 2017 issue Mindfulness.

What The Health – Full Documentary (Video)

Health

(N.Morgan) The video below is a documentary about a valiant filmmaker on a trip of discovery, as he reveals potentially the biggest well being secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and well being associations keeping this data from us.

 

Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28bKgeFXVxhwk9HnXtt7Tg

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The Reasons Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong (Video)

Health

(N.Morgan) The salt equation that doctors have been educated to believe for over 200 years is not hard to understand.

The body depends on this basic mineral for an assortment of capacities, including circulatory strain and the transmission of nerve motivations. Sodium levels in the blood must be painstakingly kept up.

On the off chance that you eat a great deal of salt — sodium chloride — you will end up plainly parched and drink water, weakening your blood enough to keep up the best possible centralization of sodium. Eventually you will discharge a great part of the overabundance of salt and water in urine.

The hypothesis is instinctive and straightforward. Also, it might be totally off-base.

New investigations of Russian cosmonauts, held in confinement to recreate space travel, demonstrate that eating more salt made them less parched yet in some way or another hungrier. Resulting tests found that mice consumed more calories when they got more salt, eating 25 percent more just to keep up their weight.

The examination, distributed as of late in two thick papers in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, repudiates a significant part of the tried and true way of thinking about how the body handles salt, and recommends that abnormal states may assume a part in weight reduction.

The discoveries have paralyzed kidney authorities.

“This is quite recently exceptionally novel and captivating,” said Dr. Melanie Hoenig, an aide teacher of medication at Harvard Medical School. “The work was fastidiously done.”

Dr. James R. Johnston, a teacher at the University of Pittsburgh, denoted each startling finding in the edges of the two papers. The reviews were secured with scrawls when he was finished.

“Really cool,” he said, although he added that the findings need to be replicated.

The new studies are the completion of a decades long journey by a dedicated researcher, Dr. Jens Titze, now a kidney master at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research in Erlangen, Germany.

In 1991, as a restorative understudy in Berlin, he took a class on human physiology in extraordinary situations. The educator who instructed the course worked with the European space program and displayed information from a recreated 28-day mission in which a group lived in a little container.

The fundamental objective was to figure out how the group individuals would get along. Be that as it may, the researchers likewise had gathered the space travelers’ pee and other physiological markers.

Dr. Titze saw something perplexing in the team individuals’ information: Their pee volumes went here and there in a seven-day cycle. That negated all he’d been educated in medicinal school: There ought to be no such worldly cycle.

In 1994, the Russian space program was chosen to do a 135-day recreation of life on the Mir space station. Dr. Titze orchestrated to go to Russia to study urine designs among the team individuals and how these were influenced by salt in the eating routine.

A striking finding developed: a 28-day cadence in the measure of sodium the cosmonauts’ bodies held that was not connected to the measure of urine they delivered. What’s more, the sodium rhythms were a great deal more articulated than the pee designs.

The sodium levels ought to have been rising and falling with the volume of pee. In spite of the fact that the review wasn’t impeccable — the team individuals’ sodium admission was not exactly aligned — Dr. Titze was persuaded an option that is other than liquid admission was affecting sodium stores in the team’s bodies.

The conclusion, he understood, “was heresy.”

In 2006, the Russian space program declared two more reenactment studies, one enduring 105 days and the other 520 days. Dr. Titze saw an opportunity to make sense of whether his atypical discoveries were genuine.

In the shorter reenactment, the cosmonauts ate an eating regimen containing 12 grams of salt every day, trailed by nine grams day by day, and after that a low-salt eating regimen of six grams day by day, each for a 28-day time frame. In the more extended mission, the cosmonauts likewise ate an extra cycle of 12 grams of salt day by day.

Like the vast majority of us, the cosmonauts preferred their salt. Oliver Knickel, 33, a German resident taking an interest in the program who is presently a car design in Stuttgart, reviewed that even the nourishment which provided 12 grams a day was not sufficiently salty for him.

At the point when the salt level got down to six grams, he stated, “It didn’t taste good.”

The genuine stunner came when Dr. Titze measured the measure of sodium discharged in the team’s pee, the volume of their pee, and the measure of sodium in their blood.

The strange benchmarks in urine volume  remained, however everything appeared to continue as indicated by the course readings. At the point when the group ate more salt, they discharged more salt; the measure of sodium in their blood stayed steady, and their urine volume expanded.

“But then we had a look at fluid intake, and were more than surprised,” he said.

Instead of drinking more, the crew were drinking less in the long run when getting more salt. So where was the excreted water coming from?

“There was only one way to explain this phenomenon,” Dr. Titze said. “The body most likely had generated or produced water when salt intake was high.”

Another mystery: The group grumbled that they were constantly ravenous on the high-salt eating regimen. Dr. Titze guaranteed them that they were getting precisely enough sustenance to keep up their weights, and were eating a similar sum on the lower-salt eating regimens, when appetite did not appear to be issue.

Be that as it may, pee tests recommended another clarification. The group individuals were expanding creation of glucocorticoid hormones, which impact both digestion and safe capacity.

To get further understanding, Dr. Titze started an investigation of mice in the research facility. Beyond any doubt enough, the more salt he added to the creatures’ eating regimen, the less water they drank. What’s more, he saw why.

The creatures were getting water — however not by drinking it. The expanded levels of glucocorticoid hormones separated fat and muscle in their own particular bodies. This arranged for water for the body to utilize.

In any case, that procedure requires vitality, Dr. Titze likewise discovered, which is the reason the mice ate 25 percent more nourishment on a high-salt eating regimen. The hormones additionally might be a reason for the odd long haul vacillations in pee volume.

Researchers realized that a starving body will consume its own fat and muscle for sustenance. Yet, the acknowledgment that something comparative occurs on a salty eating routine has come as a disclosure.

Individuals do what camels do, noted Dr. Stamp Zeidel, a nephrologist at Harvard Medical School who composed an article going with Dr. Titze’s reviews. A camel going through the abandon that has no water to drink gets dilute rather by softening the fat up its protuberance.

One of the numerous ramifications of this finding is that salt might be included in weight reduction. By and large, researchers have accepted that a high-salt eating routine empowers a more noteworthy admission of liquids, which builds weight.

Be that as it may, if adjusting a higher salt admission requires the body to separate tissue, it might likewise expand vitality use.

Still, Dr. Titze said he would not instruct eating a considerable measure with respect to salt to get more fit. On the off chance that his outcomes are right, more salt will make you hungrier over the long haul, so you would need to make certain you didn’t gobble more sustenance to compensate for the additional calories consumed.

What’s more, Dr. Titze stated, high glucocorticoid levels are connected to such conditions as osteoporosis, muscle misfortune, Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic issues.

In any case, shouldn’t something be said about fluids? Everybody realizes that salty nourishments make you parched. How might it be that a high-salt eating routine made the cosmonauts less parched?

In reality, said Dr. Zeidel, people and animals get thirsty because salt-detecting neurons in the mouth stimulate an urge to drink. This kind of “thirst” may have nothing to do with the body’s actual need for water.

These findings have opened up an array of puzzling questions, experts said.

“The work suggests that we really do not understand the effect of sodium chloride on the body,” said Dr. Hoenig.

“These effects may be far more complex and far-reaching than the relatively simple laws that dictate movement of fluid, based on pressures and particles.”

She and others have not abandoned their conviction that high-salt diets can raise blood pressure in some people.

But now, Dr. Hoenig said, “I suspect that when it comes to the adverse effects of high sodium intake, we are right for all the wrong reasons.”

 

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References:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/health/salt-health-effects.html?_r=1

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqZlIUJytnAfylPTKgqE5mg

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How to Make Dandelion Tea to Cure Cancer and Treat Other Ailments (Video)

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(N.Morgan) Dandelion is a plant known for its strong diuretic properties plus it’s also been discovered that this plant has a few other health benefits that have proven to be quite effective treatment for many chronic health issues.

Dandelion also supports the creation of bile in the body, detoxifies the liver, and lowers cholesterol levels, aids people dealing with allergies.

Recently doctors have begun to recommend it as a supplement in a diet for postmenopausal women and pregnant women.

April and May are the perfect months of the year for harvesting dandelions.

Find a place that is far from the urban areas, pick the dandelions and use this time to decompress and enjoy nature.

Make sure that you are picking the entire plant not just the flowers because every part of this plant can be utilized.

One way to include the leaves of dandelion are as an ingredient in salad.

The leaves taste amazing when they are combined with potatoes and/or boiled eggs.

This combination has more nutrients than just the usual tomatoes and spinach salads.

It is also worth mentioning that dandelion is packed with higher amounts of carotene, compared to carrots and contains many other minerals and vitamins for an extra boost in nutritional value.

Dandelion stems have been found to be beneficial to gall bladder health, stabilize metabolism and cleanse the stomach and detoxify the blood.

People throughout history have used dandelion stems in cases of diabetes and the milk found in the stems was used for the elimination of warts.

A common misconception that dandelion milk is toxic and harmful is incorrect – this “milk” is very beneficial.

You can also use the flowers of dandelions to make a syrup that detoxifies the blood and improves digestion.

This syrup is a wonderful treatment to ease coughing and soothes an itchy throat.

Here’s the recipe for making dandelion syrup:

Harvest around 400 yellow dandelions.

Put them in a large bowl and pour about 3 liters of cold water over them.

Add four oranges and four lemons.

Wait for 24 hours.

After the 24 hours has passed use cheesecloth to strain the mixture and pour the liquid in a large pot.

Next, pour two pounds of sugar and cook for 90 minutes once you notice that the solution is boiling.

Make sure to stir the mixture once in a while.

The final result should be a thick syrup.

Next, lower the heat and put the warm syrup in heated jars that have been cleaned and sterilized.

Seal them tight.

Since the syrup comes in a very dense texture and consistency, many people call it dandelion honey.

This syrup/honey is great for eliminating the symptoms and signs of coughs, colds, fever and bronchitis.

Take it with the help of a teaspoon. It is also good to know that this natural syrup is great for the children too.

Tea made from Dandelion Flowers:

Pick some dandelions and leave them in the air until they get dry.

Prepare tea from the dried dandelion flowers and consume it while it is fresh.

Feel free to pour some honey because in this way you will boost the medicinal properties of this natural tea.

Pour the honey when the tea is not so hot.

It is recommended to use a wooden spoon instead of a plastic or metal spoon.

Dandelion Root For Treating Different Types of Cancer:

The medicinal properties of dandelions were confirmed by several scientific studies.

One study has proven that dandelion root extract successfully kills leukemia cells while boosting the immunity of normal cells.

Researchers have also suggested that dandelion root can be used to fight the more aggressive cancers like colon, prostate, liver, lung, and breast cancer.

In order to use dandelion root for this purpose, make sure that the root is completely dry.

Prior to the drying process, the dandelion root must be peeled and cut into small pieces with equal size.

Next, the dandelion root should be left on a fresh air.

Simply spread the pieces of this root on a clean surface in a dry, relatively dark place with great air circulation.

The roots should be dried for 3 to 4 days.

If the root feels brittle when you touch it, then it is completely dry.

Keep the dry dandelion roots in a jar for one year and this natural remedy will still have its unique properties.

Dandelion root detoxifies the gallbladder, liver, lymph and kidneys.

In addition, many people rely on this root when they have different health issues like constipation or they want to eliminate edema and acne.

There is evidence that shows that dandelion root is helpful in cases of rheumatism, arthritis, gallstones, hepatitis etc.

Dandelion root provides positive effects in diseases experienced exclusively by women.

This is especially true when it comes to treatment and prevention of diseases related to breasts like breast cancer, cysts, different tumors and issues with breast milk and breastfeeding.

Instructions:

Take 60 grams of fresh dandelion root and 30 grams of dried dandelion root and mix them well.

Sprinkle 2.5 ounces of fresh water over the mixture and add one pinch of salt.

Wait until the mixture starts boiling, cover the pot and simmer for about 20 minutes.

When finished, strain the mixture and consume three cups of this solution per day.

Dandelion Root Tea

Take some dry dandelion root, chop it and mince it.

Put this powder in a jar and wait for a few days.

After a few days, consume ½ a teaspoon of this powder poured in one glass of purified water.

These are only a few ways that dandelions can be used for optimal health and nutrition.

The video below discusses how dandelions have tremendous potential when it comes to helping people who are suffering from cancer.

How To Treat Leukemia, Prostate Cancer Cells With Dandelion Root Extract

 

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References:

http://www.mycentralhealth.com/dandelion-cures-cancer-hepatitis-liver-kidneys-stomach/

http://www.healthandlovepage.com/homemade-cough-syrup-to-remove-phlegm-from-the-lungs/

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0030604

https://healthandlovepage.com/dandelion-cures-cancer-hepatitis-liver-kidneys-stomach/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acEtrCkDBmA

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They Found a Medicine Recipe From the Dark Ages and Made a Stunning Realization (Video)

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(N.Morgan) In light of all of the advances in modern medicine, it’s hard to imagine finding answers in the past to the medical conditions faced today, however, scientists just found something amazing in an old medieval text.

Microbes have evolved to become antibiotic resistant, which makes finding new antibiotics a never-ending job as our current ones become ineffective. Due to this, around 700,000 people die worldwide every year from drug-resistant infections. The number of deaths may even increase to tens of millions by 2050.

These statistics are what motivated a Ancientbiotics team — made up of medievalists, microbiologists, medicinal chemists, parasitologists, pharmacists, and data scientists from various universities and countries — to begin researching medical history in the hopes of finding cures that actually work to treat infections.

The team tested a 1,000-year old recipe from an Old English medical text called “Bald’s Leechbook, in 2015.” The treatment, called Bald’s eyesalve, was supposed to kill the bacteria that causes a sty, which is an infection of the eyelash follicle.

 

The simple recipe called for wine, garlic, a species from the onion genus, and oxgall to be mixed together and left in a brass vessel for nine nights.

When the team made this concoction in their study, it ended up killing bacteria commonly known to cause styes.

It also killed Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which is not only known to cause severe and chronic infections like sepsis and pneumonia, but is also antibiotic-resistant.

They are now hoping to make more medical breakthroughs by studying and testing pre modern European medicine, especially recipes that are associated with recognizable signs of infection.

The video below is a true portrayal of the surgery performed on Prince Henry in 1403 to remove an arrowhead from his face. The surgeon recreates the actual operation on film and includes references to Roman surgery and ancient remedies.

Medieval Surgeon

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References:

https://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/AMR%20Review%20Paper%20-%20Tackling%20a%20crisis%20for%20the%20health%20and%20wealth%20of%20nations_1.pdf

http://www.viralnova.com/medieval-medicines/

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/27/health/medieval-medicine-antibiotics-partner/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOSLMNxxix7Bn1tiEELRcpQ

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