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Immune System, Toxins
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Why You Should Avoid These Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics at All Costs

IMG_4408.JPGFluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that are flouridated. They are big sellers for the top pharmaceutical companies, raking in billions of dollars each year under the following names: Cipro, Avelox, Factive, Noroxin, Floxin and Levaquin. These drugs are typically prescribed as treatments for the most common and mild of infections, and patients are rarely informed of any risk of ill effects from taking them.

However, while all antibiotics have a risk of some side effects, these particular FDA-approved ones carry the highest risk of serious dangers. The central part of this drug is flouride – a known neurotoxin. Drugs with flouride are able to reach your most sensitive tissues – including your brain. This potential brain-barrier breach that results in neurotoxicity is perhaps the most disturbing adverse effect of fluoroquinolones.

Flouride also causes damage to the immune system by depleting your energy reserves and inhibiting the formation of antibodies in your blood. Additionally, it disrupts collagen synthesis in your cells, depletes your magnesium levels, impairing your cellular enzyme function, and messes with your central nervous system GABA receptors.

As far back as even the 1980’s, adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone have been documented in Europe. Below are some of the commonly reported reactions:

Nervous system symptoms – pain, numbness, dizziness, tingling, weakness, headaches, anxiety, panic, memory loss, psychosis.

Musculoskeletal symptoms – tendon ruptures and tendonitis, joint swelling, weakness.

Sensory symptoms – altered sight, smell and hearing functions, tinnitus.

Cardiovascular symptoms – chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath. tachycardia.

Skin reactions – hair loss, rash, sweating, intolerance to heat or cold.

Gastrointestinal symptoms – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

Reactions typically come on quickly and severely, often disabling otherwise healthy, active and young patients.

Finally, in 2008, the FDA added a warning about severe tendon damage to this product. It would be another 5 years before they would give additional warnings about permanent nerve damage.

This goes to show that just because a substance is FDA approved does not mean it’s perfectly safe. It is our own responsibility to do our own research and make your own informed decisions. The next time you are prescribed flouroquinolone antibiotics by your doctor, you may want to be absolutely certain that your situation warrants the risks presented by these drugs. Use flouroquinolones only as a last resort.

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Diet, Foods
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Why Did This Frozen Food Reviewer Quit His YouTube Channel in the Middle of Filming?

What would make a popular YouTube personality quit his channel in the middle of a video?

IMG_4139.PNGJust two months ago, Gregory Ng, the “Frozen Food Master”, abruptly ended his video and abandoned his entire channel, “Freezerburns”, where he had been reviewing roughly 1000 microwaved frozen meals since 2008.
In the video, he pauses after putting a piece of Viking helmet shaped chicken nugget in his mouth from a $2 kids meal, disgustedly declares it’s not good, points out that it is basically breading with a “hint of chicken”, and says,

You know what? I can’t do this anymore. This is horrible. We should not be feeding our kids this. We should not be eating frozen food anymore. I’m done with this.

So what would make a successful YouTube personality quit a channel that had over 700 episodes, 1000 food reviews, and was getting up to 100,000 viewers per episode? Was this just some kind of planned stunt to get attention?

Turns out, Ng had been going through some personal changes in recent years, becoming an advocate for a healthy active lifestyle. He had even quit Freezerburns temporarily in 2012, claiming that recording videos for the channel was becoming his “daily downer”. He returned to the show shortly after, with ideas to make it better.

While he doesn’t believe all frozen food to be unhealthy, he believes the stereotypical frozen meal to be laden with sodium and fat, among other additives. He began to feel corrupted by the lure of fame and internet traffic, and over time began to question his motivations to keep the show going.

His plan originally was to keep the channel going through the end of the calendar year, but as you can see in the video, he got angry during this particular review, getting upset at the commercialization aspect of the meal and the fact that it was an unhealthy, cheap meal targeted at kids. That fueled his impulsive decision to just walk off right there and then.

So does this talented YouTuber have plans for a different video series in the future? He says yes, that he has already been working on another online video based project, one from his soul rather than solely from the careful strategizing of tapping a profitable niche.

However, Ng says, he is done eating things on camera.

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Diet
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Study Shows Drinking Cow’s Milk Causes Early Death

IMG_4407.JPGThe British Medical Journal has published research showing that long term milk consumption has adverse effects on health and may impact mortality rates negatively.

This large scale study tracked over 100,000 Swedish people from ages about 39-74 for over two decades. The results were that the more cow’s milk people drank, the more likely they were to experience bone fracture or die during that period.

Notably, the risks were more pronounced for women – who are traditionally a group encouraged to drink milk to prevent osteoporosis. In the study, women who drank three or more glasses of milk a day had almost double the chance of death during the study compared to those who drank one glass or less, one glass being 200ml.

Problems with pasteurization
There are several issues noted with this food, especially the pasteurized version. First of all, the pasteurization process destroys nutrients and enzymes like vitamin C, water soluble B vitamins and phosphatase, an enzyme crucial for calcium absorption.

Second, magnesium is also destroyed during pasteurization, minimizing the calcium absorption rate. Add to this the fact that pasteurization creates calcium carbonate which cannot enter your cells without a chelating agent, and you have a situation where your body actually has to pull calcium from your bones in order to buffer the calcium carbonate. It is no wonder that America, one of the highest dairy consumers in the world, also has the highest rate of osteoporosis.

Milk causes inflammation
When lactose in milk breaks down, it releases a byproduct called galactose. Galactose causes inflammation. The British study found that the more milk people drank, the more inflammatory molecules were present in their urine.

Cancer from Milk?
One of the most powerful growth hormones identical in humans and cows is called Insulin-like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). Diets that are higher in calories and animal proteins tend to boost this hormone. Milk boosts this hormone. Unfortunately, IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and spread of breast, colon and prostate cancers, as well as encouraging accelerated aging. A report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research found that in numerous studies, cancer risk were parallel to milk consumption.

For all these reasons, it is not recommended to consume high amounts of milk, especially pasteurized milk. There are far more risks than advantages when it comes to the nutritional value.

See also: Why to STOP eating whole wheat bread, vegetable oils & these cereals (plus the “side dish” that causes heart attacks)

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