Disease

Brian Shilhavy – Study: Coconut Oil Improves Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Patients

December 23, 2015

Health Impact News has been a leader in the alternative media publishing research and testimonials supporting the positive use of coconut oil with people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. These remarkable stories of families seeing dramatic improvement from Alzheimer’s and dementia are documented at CoconutOil.com [1]. In many cases, adding several spoonfuls of coconut oil a day to the diet of one suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia has resulted in memories returning, the ability to once again converse with friends and loved ones, etc. (Read the testimonials [1].) However, pharma-based physicians and groups have largely condemned the use of coconut oil, stating that all the evidence is “anecdotal,” lacking peer-reviewed scientific research. Of course coconut oil is a natural food, with virtually no risk or side effects, and funding for research on a natural food is difficult to come by when no product can be patented as a result of the research, such as lucrative pharmaceutical drugs. As we have stated in the past, the lack of scientific research on coconut oil and Alzheimer’s should not stop people from trying it. Read

Warrior Connection – 12.20.15

December 20, 2015

The December 20 Warrior connection was a discussion on how to make the best of the Christmas - New Years holidays given the unique stressors military families encounter.

Dr. Brownstein – New Flu Vaccine Approved Targeting Elderly Contains Squalene

December 15, 2015

The FDA has approved a new flu vaccine—Fluad.  Should we say, “hooray,” or “oy veh”.  I will let you decide. Fluad is the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant called squalene.  Adjuvants in vaccines, such as aluminum, are used to cause a greater immune system response as compared to vaccines used without an adjuvant.  This increased immune system response is hypothesized to result in an enhanced efficacy of the vaccine–in other words, it should make the vaccine more effective.  Therefore, you would think that a flu vaccine with an adjuvant such as squalene would result in a more robust antibody response when it is compared to the regular flu vaccine that is adjuvant-free. Well, in the case of Fluad, you would think wrong. Read

Ronald Kostoff – Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence

December 9, 2015

Non-communicable diseases have been increasing in recent decades, and have replaced communicable diseases as the leading cause of mortality globally. I hypothesized these non-communicable diseases have a strong anthropogenic (man-made) component. To test the hypothesis, I conducted a study that would identify pervasive ’causes’ of disease. These are causes/contributing factors that would impact many diseases. Additionally, these ’causes’ were restricted to foundational ’causes’, tangible items that, for the most part, would be actionable (e.g., excessive smoking, excessive alcohol intake, excessive exposures to radiation, etc) The results were reported in a recent eBook [1]. They showed myriad contributing factors to all major diseases, with some diseases having hundreds of potential foundational causes. While the different contributing factors had different weightings, it became clear that the translation of the ‘stimulus’ provided by each contributing factor to the emergence of a disease resulted from the synergy of multiple ‘stimuli’ operating in concert. Read

When memory loss should concern you

December 9, 2015

Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr. Patrick Coll of UConn’s Center on Aging recommends early screening for those with memory loss, to diagnose whether it is caused by dementia and try to slow its progression. UConn Health’s Memory Assessment Program, part of the Center on Aging, screens patients for dementia, a set of cognitive brain diseases of which Alzheimer’s is the most common form. Dementia begins by causing a decline in short-term memory but progresses to affect many other aspects of brain function. The biggest risk factor for developing dementia is old age. About half of those over the age of 90 will experience some symptoms of dementia. Cardiovascular disease such as stroke or mini-strokes are also a risk factor. But Alzheimer’s disease has a different genesis: It’s caused by the gradual buildup of a bad type of amyloid protein in the brain. This buildup slows the brain’s function over time, leading to permanent cognitive impairment and memory loss, and is eventually fatal. In fact, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., not far behind heart disease, cancer, and stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Though there is unfortunately no current

Let’s Create A Better World – 11.21.15

November 21, 2015

Dr. Loraine Day discusses her experience in getting cancer, becoming aware of cancer, and overcoming cancer on her own. Host Bobby Elias and co-host Stefan Rudolph discuss with her the power we have to prevent dis-ease in our life and the 10 steps of what it takes to get well. These steps include exercise, fitness and water and how important it is to fuel our Self with enough water for our body and our brain. Also the importance of Sunshine, vitamins, sleep and more and how we have to be aware of what we are putting into our system and the side effects and repercussions the wrong “fuel” can and will have on us and what we can do in order to overcome dis-ease and obstacles in life. Dr. Day’s book “I will give you back your health again” is reviewed, along with her other work and what she’s done over the years to help others grow in health, vitality and wellness. Join us for a great show today on “Let’s Create a Better World!”

Sayer Ji, Founder – Only 1 TBSP of Coconut Oil Produces Powerful Health Changes, Study Confirms

November 12, 2015

A simple tablespoon daily of coconut oil could promote weight loss and improve cardiovascular health, reveals a new clinical study.  A new study titled, “A coconut extra virgin oil-rich diet increases HDL cholesterol and decreases waist circumference and body mass in coronary artery disease patients,” holds great promise in those suffering from overweight, obesity, and heightened cardiovascular disease risk, and against which pharmaceutical approaches often fail. Coconut oil was once considered a “bad fat,” as it contains saturated fatty acids which conventional nutritionists did not distinguish from synthetically produced ones such as margarine. We know far better now, and increasingly, natural sources of saturated fats are gaining appreciation as not only “not-bad,” but actually beneficial, particularly for the brain. You can check out the first hand literature on coconut’s helath benefits on the GreenMedInfo.com database, or read our article, 13 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil. Read

‘Super-agers’ study may reveal secrets to staying young

November 3, 2015

Mary Helen Abbott, 77, paints her lips bright pink, still smokes the occasional cigarette, keeps up on all the gossip at the retirement home and wears a short skirt to fitness class. She giggles as the aerobics instructor shouts—”Swagger! Like you are going to meet someone famous!”—then she and a dozen seniors throw shoulders back, lift their knees high and strut around the exercise studio. Abbott is what scientists refer to as a “super-ager,” and she is taking part in a $3.2 million study that aims to uncover the secrets to staying sharp and healthy into old age. While some hunt for medications to treat or prevent dementia, others, like University of Miami neuropsychologist David Loewenstein, are interested in why some people are spared altogether. “I study Alzheimer’s disease, but if we want to unlock the mysteries of the brain we also have to know why some people age successfully,” Read

JOSEPH NATOLI – Psychotic Shooters on the Open Frontier of Profit

October 29, 2015

“Each of the Republican candidates for the presidency declared last week that we should deal with school shootings by providing aggressive treatment of people with mental illness — not to alleviate the suffering of the mentally ill, but to protect other people from the mentally ill.” Andrew Solomon, “The Myth of the `Autistic Shooter,’ The New York Delusions are the belief in something that is not true. People who have delusions will continue with their delusions even when shown evidence that contradicts the delusion. That is because, like hallucinations, delusions are “irrational” — the opposite of logic and reason. Since reason does not apply to someone who has a schizophrenic delusion, arguing with it logically gets a person nowhere. Read

Infectious Myth – Chris Shaw on Dangers of Aluminum Too – 10.20.15

October 20, 2015

In Episode 75 David discusses the toxicity of Aluminum with Professor Chris Shaw, following on from the interview with Chris Exley in episode 71. Dr. Shaw started examining a degenerative neurological illness on Guam that his research indicated was caused by a combination of phytosterols in cycads and aluminum, and then went on to study Gulf War Syndrome, which he believed was at least partly due to the exposure to aluminum in over 20 vaccines given to soldiers in a short time. In 2013 he co-authored a paper that claimed a strong correlation between increased exposure to aluminum in vaccines and Autism Spectrum Disorder. But his major area of study is not epidemiology, but studies with mice, which have shown that injection of aluminum causes degeneration of the nervous system. Chris also comments on the absolutism prevalent in mainstream discussions of vaccine safety, including the time when the Canadian public broadcaster, CBC, went after him, trying to get his management to criticize his research, something they refused to do, insisting that peer review of his grant applications and publications was sufficient, a major victory for academic and scientific freedom.
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