Pharmacist faces murder trial after his contaminated medicine kills 64 patients

pharmacistIn 2012, over 700 people across 20 different states were diagnosed with fungal meningitis and other infections after being given contaminated medication. This egregious error led to what was the most deadly outbreak of meningitis ever seen in the United States; 64 people died in nine different states.

Now, the trial is finally in motion. The prosecution says that a single pharmacist is responsible for at least 25 of those unfortunate deaths, and jurors will begin to weigh the evidence.

Pharmacist Barry Cadden is the 50-year old owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center, known as NECC. He is being charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder in relation to the 2012 outbreak. These deaths were allegedly caused by contaminated bottles of a steroid known as preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, which is manufactured by Cadden’s compounding pharmacy.

A second set of charges also await NECC’s supervisory pharmacist, Glenn A. Chin. Chin has been charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder, but his trial date has yet to be determined. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a maximum sentence of life in prison is on the table for both Cadden and Chin, if they are convicted on all counts.

In 2014, the U.S. Justice Department acknowledged that the charges did “not require the government to prove Cadden and Chin had specific intent to kill the 25 patients, but rather that (they) acted with extreme indifference to human life.” The contaminated vials of methylprednisolone acetate were used on some 13,000 patients. It is truly a wonder that more people were not harmed by these pharmacists’ actions.

(Editor’s note: Isn’t it interesting that these same charges are never leveled against big-name pharmaceutical drug manufacturers whose products kill over 100,000 Americans each year? Bayer, Pfizer, Merck, Eli, J&J and other drug companies executives never face such criminal charges, even when caught fraudulently marketing dangerous prescription medications that kill thousands.)

The outbreak and the indictment

There are exactly 751 cases of infection listed on the indictment, after healthcare practitioners unknowingly injected the contaminated medication into thousands of their patients’ spinal columns.

Meningitis, which is the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, is a life-threatening condition that was inevitably caused by the compromised medication. Fungal meningitis is considered to be a rare disease by the CDC.

In the fall of 2012, the first cases of infection were reported. That September, NECC voluntarily recalled three lots of the steroid medication. However, that was not the end of the story for the Framingham, Massachusetts-based company. CNN reports:

The next month, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, working with the Food and Drug Administration, reported that it had “identified serious deficiencies and significant violations of pharmacy law and regulations that clearly placed the public’s health at risk.”

And, about a year after the company had filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, the owners of NECC conceded to creating a $100 million fund for the outbreak victims in late 2013.

In a misguided attempt at spreading the blame, the pharmaceutical company tried to implicate their cleaning company as having shared responsibility for the outbreak. The cleaning company, UniFirst Corp, acknowledged that they provided NECC with “once-a-month cleaning services,” but maintained that the compounding pharmacy’s claims were “without merit.” The contamination error has been consistently blamed solely on NECC and its sale and administration subsidiary, Medical Sales Management, as far as health officials are concerned.

Cadden’s 2014 indictment reveals charges for multiple counts of racketeering, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and mail fraud. The document also alleges that NECC failed to comply with basic safety regulations regarding sterilization and cleaning, among other things, and that many people who worked there, including the owners and other pharmacists, actively lied about it.

Not the first time NECC was in trouble

The problems with NECC began many years before the fungal meningitis outbreak harmed hundreds of people nationwide. In 2006, NECC reportedly received a warning letter for their wrongdoings from the FDA. In this letter, the FDA notified NECC that there were several violations that needed to be corrected and that the federal agency had the right to “seizure and injunction against you and your firm.”

Natural News also reports that in 2012, the executive vice president of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, David Miller, “condemned NECC for profiting to the tune of millions of dollars while functioning as a drug manufacturer, and not as a compounding pharmacy” on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show. Miller also noted that despite several visits to NECC and the issuance of warnings, the FDA failed to shut them down. The negligence of the FDA also played a role in this terrible outbreak, and they too should be held accountable for their failure.

Sources:

NaturalNews.com

Edition.CNN.com

CDC.gov

Originally Published: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-17-pharmacist-faces-murder-trial-after-his-contaminated-medicine-kills-64-patients.html

Author: Vicki Batts




Scientists discover a way to avoid teeth fillings that proves teeth can be regrown

Treating cavities with standard dental fillings may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new research showing that damaged teeth have a natural ability to heal on their own. Researchers from England have shown in new animal trials that, when exposed to a substance known to aid in mineral delivery and dentine formation, tooth cavities will naturally regenerate and seal themselves without the need for mercury-based amalgam, porcelain, cement, or some other synthetic material.

At King’s College London in England, a team of scientists began experimenting with a substance known as Tideglusib that is already undergoing trials as a potential remedy for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Though the drug has yet to show any promise for this specific purpose, it is showing promise in another: the natural regeneration of damaged teeth.

The typical approach for dealing with tooth decay is to drill it out and fill it in, a process that over time can cause problems to dental pulp — in a worst-case situation resulting in the need for a root canal. But Tideglusib has created avenues for a new approach that involves providing a damaged tooth with the restorative tools it needs to heal damaged pulp and reseal on its own, all using the natural stem cells that teeth already possess to do this.

Helping to usher in what Paul Sharpe, a professor of craniofacial biology at the Dental Institute of King’s College London in England, says is “a new era of regenerative medicine,” Tideglusib effectively activates these stem cells, resulting in the damaged inner pulp and the protective layer around it, known as dentine, being fully restored. (RELATED: Learn about the benefits of holistic dentistry at HolisticDentistry.news)

“Teeth have a limited ability to repair themselves by activating their own stem cells,” Sharpe is quoted as saying by CBS News adding that this “natural repair” is “greatly enhanced by delivery” of Tideglusib.

Regenerative endodontics is dentistry of the future

In test mice, Sharpe and his team intentionally drilled tiny holes in the animals’ teeth that resulted in the formation of decay. They then inserted biodegradable collagen sponges containing tiny doses of Tideglusib, a small molecule GSK3 antagonist. Over the course of six weeks, the sponge degraded and was replaced by new dentine — a “complete, natural” repair, according to reports.

“The sponge is biodegradable; that’s the key thing,” Sharpe told BBC News about the results. “The space occupied by the sponge becomes full of minerals as the dentine regenerates so you don’t have anything in there to fail in the future.”

Though the results of this animal trial are preliminary, the findings have significant implications for what New York dentist Dr. Ronald Burakoff describes as “regenerative endodontics,” a new field of restorative dental practice that relies upon more natural methods of healing tooth decay. Since teeth are precious and irreplaceable — at least living teeth that function as fully intended — protecting them as opposed to drilling them is a key feature of where the field is headed.

As to when patients might start seeing Tideglusib at their local dentist, it will likely be at least a few more years. The American Dental Association (ADA) has indicated that it’s “too soon” to know whether or not the procedure has any viable clinical application. But if the drug is truly safe and works in animals, it will likely have similar benefits in humans.

Until then, people can continue using other natural restorative techniques such as coconut oil pulling that already show efficacy and are easily and affordably accessible.

“We are going to see a whole basket full of regenerative techniques in the next few years,” Dr. Burakoff says about the potential for this type of research to positively impact modern dental practice.

Sources:

BBC.com

CBSNews.com

Originally Posted: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-16-scientists-discovered-a-way-to-avoid-teeth-fillings-that-proves-teeth-can-be-regrown.html




61-Year-Old Model Stuns The World, Shares Her Secrets To Graceful Aging [Photos]

This elegant model is combatting ‘ageism’ one photoshoot at a time.

Rossi, especially, has captured worldwide attention because she’s not like most swimsuit models in the fact that her portraits are not hyper-sexualized. In fact, this is what the Malibu, California, resident was intending when she collaborated with online shop The Dreslyn and a lingerie house called Land of Women for the collection.

The 61-year-old is the epitome of grace and beauty, and Dreslyn founder Brooke Taylor Corcia had similar to say about the model. According to Huffington Post, the entrepreneur wanted the simple yet raw collection to draw focus to women and their identities, rather than objectify their bodies.

 

“This is a woman who radiates health and vitality,” Corcia said. “She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself. [This line is] all about being a person who’s well-lived and well-traveled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through.”

To appear as healthy as she does at her age, Rossi reportedly eats high-quality foods that aren’t sprayed with pesticides. She once told The Sunday Times:

“There is no big secret. All I have ever done is eat organic food – long before it became trendy.”

“I take oil and use it on my skin. I put rapeseed oil on my hair. I scrub my skin once a week with olive oil and fine sugar, and I eat an avocado a day and organic meat and fish,” she added.

The following images are part of the Land of Women x The Dreslyn swimwear collection which is currently available online.

 

 

 

Originally Posted: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/01/61-year-old-model-stuns-graceful-aging-photos.html




How Fear Keeps The Matrix Running

fearBy Arno Pienaar

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Hatred, fear, resistance and persistence follow each other in a chain reaction, which is the main cause of keeping our reality stagnant and frozen in time.

Something in the reality that disturbs you to the point of un-centering yourself from zero point, can be termed as something you ‘hate’. Automatically, an extent of fear arises out of this reaction, and immediately you are confined to a reality which includes fear. As a result, you start resisting. Let go of the hatred, which is responsible for creating the fear.

Fear and resistance cannot exist one without the other, just like fear does not exist without hate. It is a nasty chain reaction!

Hatred plus fear equals resistance. Fear manifests resistance to what it is that you hate. Through resistance we experience persistence through the magnetization of the polarized energy used by the mind of the individual.

 

Ever heard of what you resist, persists? This in a universal law that nobody can deny, as it points to the simple law of attraction. The thoughts and emotions that you feed with your precious energy are going to be manifested in your life. Any hatred still hiding within the confounds of the psyche will always distort the clear picture of reality into matrix blimps. And, obviously, there is a great amount of fear within the collective unconscious mind.

Fear blocks manifestation.

Any fear within the psyche is like a virus hampering your manifestation capabilities. A light-being of creation only manifests unhindered when faith and energy are focused into one tiny little point.

I had always wondered what this focus of energy into one tiny little point means, as it is often mentioned in ancient eastern texts, written by sages. I have realized that it means to be able to focus all of your energy towards one thing — one tiny little point, delineating that there is no dispersion! If you don’t have any Archons stealing energy from the fear of what you hate, which you allow yourself to experience, then you can manifest anything!

Deep down, the things that you hate are the things you fear the most. If you look at the current state of the world, you will only see the things that are disgusting, revolting, repulsive and unbelievably violent. Doesn’t this sound like the things we all hate the most? Can you see a common underlying pattern here? We have been fooled to demonize the bad and put in a box labelled “hated”!

Maybe we should stop hating the things we fear and start sending energy of forgiveness towards them. In other words, stop energizing what is perceived as bad. Kiss it goodbye, let it go, and stare the demon right in the face without flinching! No judging or emphasizing.

I have mentioned before about how apathy accompanies enlightenment as an individual becomes unmoved and untouched by the matrix patterns of this world. If you would like to explore this further, this article is worth a look.

Good and bad are the same.

Bad only exists because of good, and good because of bad, though the two cannot exist together in the same place, just as darkness and light cannot manifest together. Yet, they define and give existence to each other. They all exist on the extremes of negative and positive poles, in polarity. One doesn’t have meaning without the other so, in other words, they need each other to give meaning to a matrix-based reality, which is all based on duality and separation.

The dualistic nature of this reality has its source in the code and frequency which determines how it is perceived and experienced. The mind also processes all things as either good or bad, because the thought of the mind is also hacked and hardwired to perceive reality from a dualistic viewpoint.

Can you see that the result of what we have become over the last few millennia has its source within the “as above” aspect of what I can only best describe as an algorithm that we have mistaken for ourselves?

We are in fact responsible for projecting a reality that includes both good and bad through our judgmental minds and then we say we hate that which is bad, yet, we are the ones who labeled it as “bad,” in the first place. The strong feeling we have for what is perceived as negative, now overpowers the reality and, then, we experience most of the negative collectively. Higher pyramidal hierarchies, through media, have made sure we keep ourselves in this paradigm. Negative images in tabloids are portrayed everywhere; the time is now to see it all as it is: one.

This knowledge now makes us responsible, given the fact that we now know what is truly happening. We can proactively become mindful of the way our minds function by distancing ourselves from the nature of the processing of a mind that is certainly, for the most part, for now, outside of our control. No more judging and no more comparing!

A new world beckons.

The bad is only a negation of the good. Its survival depends on the perception of a polarized nature — the negative end of the same pole.

Imagine how reality would look like if we were not polarizing it. Everything will just be. Nobody will suffer in one extreme.

Within duality exists polarity, where reality is but one never-ending roller coaster ride. Being outside of the matrix-based consciousness, means being outside of polarity.

It seems hard to imagine a world outside of polarity, but this is the reality of the world we are about to enter soon. Everything is coming out now and the more conscious we become of all the lies and deceit, the more of us reclaim our roles as Soul Centered Creator Beings, that are no longer under dominion of material laws, which are all either constructs of the matrix, or man-made.

We have created everything on this plane that imprisons us. We have used words and numbers to quantify everything that is, onto a minuscule scale on Earth, for our logical minds to comprehend and understand.

“We have codified our existence to bring it down to human size to make it comprehensible. We’ve created a scale so that we can forget it’s unfathomable scale.”  – Lucy, from the film Lucy

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About the author:
Arno Pienaar grew up in Durban, South Africa and is currently based in Cape Town. He started writing, blogging for various websites, mainly sharing ancient knowledge on energetic alchemy such as Qigong and tantra. He soon became occupied by deep studies in various fields of knowledge regarding the nature of reality. Later on, Arn0’s articles on the Matrix became an eye-opening anomaly in the social media community.

After a major life-changing experience that showed to him the source of the “computer generated hologram” we are in, it became clear to him that the only meaningful thing to do was to infiltrate the online community with new, accurate information. His website, deprogramthematrix.com, is dedicated to sharing the latest information on the subject of the matrix, digital hologram of the mind. You can connect with Arno on Facebook.

Originally Posted: http://wakeup-world.com/2017/01/09/how-fear-keeps-the-matrix-running/




Obama leaving as many political landmines as possible throughout the U.S. and world to trip up Trump administration

jackassPublicly, President-elect Donald J. Trump has said his interactions with President Obama have been cordial and courteous. But it has become evident that the outgoing president, petulant and arrogant as always, is going out of his way to leave as many landmines as possible for the incoming administration, politically and geopolitically speaking.

Geopolitical bomb-throwing

In recent days, the Obama State Department—led by the hapless and one-time presidential loser John Kerry—once again put Israel at risk by abstaining from a vote at the United Nations Security Council condemning the Jewish state’s inherent right to expand settlements in its own territory. Rather than use its veto power, Obama directed Kerry to cast no vote at all, allowing the measure to sail on to a 14-0 approval. It was the first time the U.S. government has ever allowed a vote to occur condemning our key (and really only true) ally in the Middle East.

As if that weren’t enough, Kerry then delivered a speech in which he actually said Israel has a choice: It can either be democratic (as defined by the Obama administration, not by the Israeli people) or it can be Jewish, but not both. That’s like Israel saying the U.S. cannot be democratic and Christian at the same time, which is, of course, preposterous.

That’s not all.

You’ve no doubt heard the narrative that “Russia hacked the election” to favor Trump. Months before his stunning upset of two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration began creating the narrative that Russian operatives were attempting to hack into U.S. election systems. As Cyberwar.news reported:

The FBI described the threat as “credible” as well as significant, “an eight on a scale of one to 10,” according to Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan (R), said last week. As a result of the hack, Reagan ordered the state’s voter registration system shut down for nearly a week.

The Obama administration even offered to help states protect their systems, but states declined the offer, perhaps because they didn’t believe the threat existed. Ironically, one of the declining states was Georgia, whose secretary of state claimed after the Nov. 8 election that state systems were electronically tampered with…by computers whose addresses led back to the Department of Homeland Security, reported Glitch.news.

So the die was cast well before the Obama White House—aided, as usual, by the ‘mainstream’ media—began spreading its phony Russia story, likely to further discredit Trump and de-legitimize his victory. Worse, Obama has now sanctioned Russia for its non-existent ‘interference,’ leaving the Trump White House to deal with a major world power right off the bat.

Domestically, Obama is also causing havoc

In addition to leaving problems for Trump to fix around the world, Obama is also filling his remaining days in office setting domestic political traps for the Trump administration. Consider:

— The administration is rushing to import and resettle as many refugees as possible from war-torn regions of the Middle East—areas rife with terrorist organizations. As The Daily Caller reports, the administration is “resettling significantly more refugees” in the final weeks of 2016 than the previous year, regardless of what states think or say. The goal, of course, is to put Trump on the hot seat when he attempts to make good on his promise to “ban Muslim immigration” until such time as the U.S. government can adequately vet potential new arrivals from parts of the world whose people are culturally at odds with Western democratic principles.

— In recent days, Obama huddled on Capitol Hill with congressional Democrats in an attempt to develop a strategy to block repeal of Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced in December Senate Republicans’ first goal was to repeal the law that has put such a massive financial burden on tens of millions of Americans in the form of higher monthly premiums, higher deductibles and less access to affordable care.

— Obama issued an executive order declaring a massive swath of Utah and Nevada as two new federal reserves, thereby preventing those lands from being mined for natural resources. He also signed an order banning oil exploration in parts of the Artic and Atlantic Oceans.

— He granted clemency to hundreds of dangerous criminals, including drug dealers who targeted kids.

The outgoing president has also made clear he plans to stay in Washington, D.C.—ostensibly to allow his youngest daughter to finish high school (highly irregular, considering all other ex-presidents in recent memory left the nation’s capital far behind as soon as their terms expired). But what he will also do is carp at and snipe the Trump administration every chance he gets, especially when Trump and his team begin to dismantle much of the damage Obama “legacy.”

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

TheNationalSentinel.com

NewsTarget.com

CNN.com

DailyCaller.com

Glitch.news

Cyberwar.news

Originally posted: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-10-obama-leaving-as-many-political-landmines-as-possible-throughout-the-u-s-and-world-to-trip-up-trump-administration.html

Author: J.D. Heyes




Mandarin Orange Oil: The Ancient Essential Oil

mandarin-orange-oil-300x200The Mandarin orange has been cultivated in China since the 12th century B.C. Its valuable oil is extracted directly from the peel and has been used for medicinal purposes in China, India and Europe since ancient times. It has a well-deserved reputation for effectively treating skin conditions and providing stress relief.

Good Oil Starts With Good Fruit

The key to making a quality mandarin orange oil is finding the right oranges. Ripe oranges should be carefully harvested by hand during the summertime because they are prone to damage.

The essential oil is extracted from the fresh peels using cold compression. Depending on the country of origin, species and maturity of the oranges when they were harvested, the resulting product can range from golden yellow, to red or even green.

The Benefits of Mandarin Orange Oil

Here are several well-known uses of mandarin orange oil:

  • May protect open wounds from potential fungal, bacterial or viral infections
  • Treats digestive conditions such as diarrhea, flatulence and constipation
  • Works to prevent spasms in the digestive, muscular and respiratory systems
  • Cleanses your blood and helping to remove toxic substances from your body
  • Potentially reduces inflammation and stress
  • Can stimulate a healthy appetite

The oil can also be massaged directly onto afflicted areas or mixed into a bath oil for a soothing and nourishing treatment.

Additionally, you can mix mandarin orange oil with a carrier oil such as juniper berry or cypress oil to help treat stretch marks, cellulites and fluid retention.

Mandarin orange oil is also known for its calming effects, which can help treat insomnia, convulsions, hysteria and epilepsy.

Remember These Precautions When Using Mandarin Oil

Similar to other essential oils, mandarin orange oil is generally safe but it is best to first consult with a doctor because of the potential for side effects, especially if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing medical condition.

Essential oils may irritate your skin if used alone, so mixing it with a carrier oil is recommended. The carrier oil will dilute the essential oil’s strength, reducing the potential for skin irritation. Direct exposure to sunlight after use should be avoided.

Before using mandarin orange oil, test it on a patch of skin first with a few drops to see if it causes irritation. If irritation persists, stop using it and call your doctor immediately.

Originally Published:  http://www.drmercola.com/essential-oils/mandarin-orange-oil-the-ancient-essential-oil/

Author: Dr. Mercola




Desk jobs, fast food and the daily grind contribute to middle-aged health crisis

fatPublic Health England (PHE) has a mission to inform its citizens that the typical modern lifestyle is ruining health. PHE is part of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom. BBC reveals an astounding statistic:

Eight in every 10 people aged 40 to 60 in England are overweight, drink too much or get too little exercise, the government body warns.

PHE wants people to turn over a new leaf in 2017 and make a pledge to get fit.

Health officials say the “sandwich generation” of people caring for children and ageing parents do not take enough time to look after themselves.

We are living longer, but are in poorer health because we store up problems as we age. The campaign’s clinical adviser, Prof Muir Gray, said it was about trying to make people have a different attitude to an “environmental problem”.

“Modern life is dramatically different to even 30 years ago,” Prof Gray told Radio 4’s Today programme. “People now drive to work and sit at work.”

By taking action in mid-life… you can reduce your risk not only of type 2 diabetes, which is a preventable condition, but you can also reduce your risk of dementia and disability and, being a burden to your family,’ he added.

Many people no longer recognise what a healthy body weight looks like, say the officials – and obesity, which greatly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, is increasingly considered normal.

A sedentary lifestyle can be your undoing

Although physical fitness is not the equivalent of overall health, along with a good diet, it is a great start. By now, the health risks to our bodies and minds of getting no exercise have become well established. Adding years to our life expectancy is not desirable if we are talking about extra years as a physical or mental cripple. An alarming thought is that we will increase our risk for mental degradation by being sedentary. But that is what modern research points to.

BBC.com also reports that being unfit in middle years hastens brain deterioration, citing a study that was published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that being unfit at age 40 correlated with a reduced brain volume at age 60, and that the brain shrinkage denotes accelerated brain ageing. 1,583 participants who were free of dementia or heart disease were studied, and then again twenty years later. MRI brain scans were given along with a treadmill test. As quoted in the article, lead researcher Dr Nicole Spartano, of the Boston University School of Medicine opined,

“While not yet studied on a large scale, these results suggest that fitness in middle age may be particularly important for the many millions of people around the world who already have evidence of heart disease.”

To drink or not to drink, that is the question

Moderate alcohol consumption is a strategy employed by some of us as a coping mechanism – alcohol can take the edge off of stress and anxiety. But immoderate alcohol use can cause more problems that it solves – it can interfere with our normal daily functioning, and enable us to ignore issues that need to be addressed. Cutting back on the amount of alcohol consumed can in itself solve problems, not the least of which is our health concerns as we enter our middle years.

Abusing alcohol in our youth can seem to be without consequence, but the partying lifestyle is not sustainable. Our wake-up call may come in the form of failing health in later years, forcing us to confront our poor choices. Is now the time to forge a new path in the new year? Yes! You can ask a friend or family member to hold you accountable in turning a new leaf. You don’t have to go it alone – your loved ones can aid you in remaining firmly resolute. The worst you can do is to beat yourself up for past failures. No matter how many breaths and heartbeats you have left, it is up to you to make the best of it, from this day forward.

Know that willpower is not a commodity of limited availability, to be conserved for emergency use only, but more like a muscle group that responds with additional capacity as you exercise it. You can start small and think big – bad habits can be overcome incrementally. And of course for some people, like alcoholics, diabetics, and pre-diabetics – the only solution is to stop drinking alcohol altogether.

Sources:

BBC.com

BBC.com




Science Discovers A Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent – Listen

frequency-1By Anna Hunt

Scientists discover that listening to the song “Weightless” by Marconi Union can results in a striking 65 percent reduction in a person’s overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

The Anxiety Pandemic

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. ~ Arthur Somers Roche

Anxiety is a growing pandemic in our society. The mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. As a result, many anxiety sufferers find themselves dependent on psychotropic drugs but still searching for relief.

Because of this, it begs the question if a pharmaceutical solution even works. Many believe that treating anxiety with a holistic approach may be more effective than expensive, addictive and sometimes even dangerous psychotropic drugs. Holistic alternatives range from treating anxiety with foods that fight inflammation, to exercise, yoga, and meditation. People also like to use age-old tricks for calming nerves, such as breath exercises.

 

Music is Effective at Reducing Anxiety

Music therapy is already an accepted alternative therapy for stress and pain management. It has also been shown to help improve immune support system function. Historically, indigenous cultures have used sound to enhance physical and mental well-being, as well as enrich spiritual experiences.

Now, neuroimaging has proven that playing music can substantially reduce anxiety. Scientists in the UK have identified what can be called the most relaxing song on earth song. By playing the song “Weightless” by Manchester trio Marconi Union, these researchers reduced anxiety by 65 percent in individuals who participated in their clinical study. Have a listen:

Science Discovers the Most Relaxing Song on Earth

Researchers at Mindlab International, led by clinical psychologist Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson, were commissioned to find out which song is the most effective at helping someone to relax. They played songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay, among many others, to 40 participating women.

The researchers discovered that the song “Weightless” resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. Dr. Lewis-Hodgson stated:

The results clearly show that the track induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested.

Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.

Sound therapist Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, explains the process of how the song affects the body:

[The song] contains a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50.

While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat.

It is important that the song is eight minutes long because it takes about five minutes for this process, known as entrainment, to occur.

The study was conducted on participants who were asked to solve difficult puzzles, as quickly as possible, while connected to sensors. Participants listened to different songs while researchers measured brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure, and the rate of breathing.

Anxiety and Overall Health

Lowering anxiety can be one of the most important steps a person can take towards improving overall health and well-being. Stress can increase the risk of conditions such as heart disease, depression, gastrointestinal ailments, asthma, and even obesity. It can also exacerbate these problems if they are preexisting.

Furthermore, researchers continue to discover that anxiety and stress can be fatal. Here are the findings published in a 2015 working paper out of Harvard and Stanford Business Schools:

The paper found that health problems stemming from job stress, like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and decreased mental health, can lead to fatal conditions that wind up killing about 120,000 people each year—making work-related stressors and the maladies they cause, more deadly than diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or influenza.

Top 10 Songs for Helping Reduce Anxiety

Here’s the full list of the top 10 relaxing songs discovered by Mindlab International during their research.

  1. We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)
  2. Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart
  3. Someone Like You,” by Adele
  4. Pure Shores,” by All Saints
  5. Please Don’t Go,” by Barcelona
  6. Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay
  7. Watermark,” by Enya
  8. Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix),” by DJ Shah
  9. Electra,” by Airstream
  10. Weightless,” by Marconi Union

Anna Hunt is co-owner of OffgridOutpost.com, an online store offering GMO-free healthy storable food and emergency kits. She is also the staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Anna is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and founder of Atenas Yoga Center. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Visit her essential oils store here. Visit Offgrid Outpost on Facebook.

Sources:

http://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/neuroscience-says-listening-to-this-one-song-reduces-anxiety-by-up-to-65-percent.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8830066/Band-creates-the-most-relaxing-tune-ever.

Originally Published: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/12/science-discovers-a-song-that-reduces-anxiety-by-65-percent-listen.html




SELF SABOTAGE

o-healing-from-a-broken-heart-facebookOur lives are a reflection of our how we feel about and what we believe of ourselves. It’s often times easier to look around and see a world in chaos and blame that for the issues in our own lives. The problem with that is it is not only false, that belief also keeps you powerless because so long as the problems are “Someone else’s fault”… You can’t do a darn thing to fix them. It’s immobilizing and can be life halting.

Often times when we end up in a bad situation, whatever it may be, the easiest thing is to point the finger and declare that “I cannot believe so and so did this to me!” In reality, every situation, no matter how screwed up is self-created and at the very least co-created with that other party.

That fact has been a tough one to face at times in my own life as I have gotten into some precarious situations I would far rather have owned no part of the responsibility in. Ultimately though, no one got me there but me. Likewise, no one else could get me back.

Self-sabotage is never done purposefully and rarely even consciously. It is very often done in the name of self-sacrifice and in an attempt to help or save other people. The intent is viewed as good, even at times altruistic. After all, who on earth would want to make bad decisions for themselves that would harm their life and well-being? No one.

Subconsciously, however, is a whole other ball of wax. Underneath this outer veneer we show the world, and often times ourselves, lies our base primal thoughts and programming. They are what drive us on an instinctual reaction based level.

What phrases or words do you hear in your mind? What thoughts do you think repetitively? They can be things said by parents, friends, enemies, random strangers, whomever. It can even be opinions you have formed about yourself over time… certain thoughts and core level beliefs are there, ingrained and stuck on loop.

Are you holding on to anger, resentment, fear? If you find yourself constantly in a state of feeling like your life is out of control and going in the wrong direction, I can almost guarantee you are subconsciously sabotaging yourself.

How do you change that?

Being brave enough and caring about yourself enough to want to heal is the first step. Being open to facing yourself, truthfully, come what may, is vital. There are no right or wrong answers or feelings here. Like life, it’s all just a learning and growing experience. We are all perfect in our own unique state of imperfection. We are works in progress and self-acceptance which leads to self-love is key.

I have read tons of articles that seem to believe that you can change your behaviors based purely in purposely correcting your thoughts. While I view this as helpful, unless you can root out the core of where that thought came from in the first place and release it I don’t see how it can ever truly be healed. That approach seems more like a bandaid than some good stitches and soothing salve.

One of the best courses I have found on this subject is a DailyOm.com course by the late Debbie Ford. “Overcoming self-sabotage” is an 8 week audio meditation course that helps you to relax and access easily the information from within that you are looking for.

Click Here for the course if you are interested

Topics covered are:

  • Overcoming Self Sabotage
  • Taking Inventory of Your Biggest Life Lessons
  • Breaking Through Toxic Emotions
  • Discovering Your Unmet Needs
  • Breaking the Trance of Denial
  • Maybe You’re Just Hurt
  • Uncovering Unconscious Patterns
  • Feeling Safe in the Face of Fear
  • The Destruction of Hidden Rage
  • Are Your Excuses Keeping You Stuck?
  • The Gifts of Standing in Your Power
  • The Sacred State of Surrender
  • Making Peace with Your Pain
  • Healing the Split Between Ego and Spirit

I did this course myself several years back and was amazed at things that came up I was still holding onto that I had thought I had long gotten over.

Set your intent to allow the release of all that is no longer serving your best and highest good, with ease and grace. 

Let the old fall away and make room for a new better life and a new happier you.

Originally Published: http://www.ibmsmasters.com/component/content/article/15-profiles/32-sarahbarendse

Author: Sarah Barendse




Root Canals And Breast Cancer: The Hidden Link No One Told You About

root canalGoing to the dentist can be pretty stressful for some people, especially if they don’t practice proper oral hygiene.

But what happens if a routine visit can actually leave you more prone to a life-threatening disease?

 

Unfortunately, an increasing amount of research is showing that getting a root canal can lead to bacterial overload and may increase your chances of developing breast cancer.

The Root Canal-Breast Cancer Connection

More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in the United States. This highly invasive procedure involves drilling into a decaying tooth to remove the infected pulp, and then using a file of sorts to reach into the canal of the tooth to remove the remaining pulp.

The canals are then filled with a plastic material (gutta percha) that’s quite problematic: Recent research shows that in many cases the plastic does not actually get into the tiny lateral canals of the tooth that branch off the main canal, which results in “leakage” of the highly toxic anaerobic bacteria the procedure was designed to remove.

It is this bacteria that researchers claim results in disease (sometimes even decades later), including breast cancer.

Dr. Kulacz, a well-known dentist and author of The Toxic Tooth: How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick, has performed biopsies on every root canal tooth he has ever extracted. And as a result, he says, “Almost all of them have remnants of necrotic debris still in that canal meaning that they were not thoroughly cleaned. Microbiological cultures of the surrounding bone showed infection almost 100 percent of the time.”(1).

Bill Henderson, author of Cure Your Cancer and radio host of How to Live Cancer-Free, also states there is growing scientific evidence of a significant correlation between root canals and breast cancer. Henderson, who has been a cancer-prevention advocate for over 25 years says: “Two facts have jumped out at me…The most common cause of all cancers is root canal-filled teeth and cavitation sites; and until a cancer patient gets rid of the root canal-filled teeth and cavitations, they don’t get well.”(2).

Others agree: In fact, a five-year study conducted by Dr. Robert Jones, that specifically looked at the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, revealing that a whopping 93% of breast cancer patients also had root canals, and the other 7% had other oral diseases or issues. Even more convincing is the fact that almost all of the cancerous tumors were found on the exact same side of the body as the original root canal (3).

Another significant study published in 1998 in the American Academy of Periodontology essentially concluded that the root canal procedure itself may be the cause of infection. In 12 of the 26 case subjects the study examined, the root canaled teeth as well as the patient’s blood samples both contained anaerobic bacteria (4).

Essentially, having a root canal done could lead to never-ending river of bacteria flowing into your bloodstream.

Your Teeth and Your Overall Health

We don’t often think of the health of our teeth as a reflection on our general health but some researchers now claim your teeth are not only living organisms connected to the rest of your body, but that they are actually part of the ‘acupuncture meridian system’—an ‘energy highway’ that runs through your entire body.

Chinese Medicine believes that Qi (chi) energy flows through this highway and accesses all the different parts of your body (5).

As such, a tooth that is diseased or dying should just be pulled, says Henderson, comparing it to trying to save an infected gallbladder or appendix by filling it with toxic chemicals as dentists do with your teeth during a root canal.

Since each tooth has over 3 miles of tubules—tiny fluid-filled holes in its dentin layer—it is inevitable that the remaining tooth will eventually become a receptacle for deadly bacteria such as E. Faecalis, which is what is responsible for abscesses (pus-filled cavities) that ultimately spread to the rest of your body.

In a best case scenario, with a strong, healthy individual, the constant influx of harmful bacteria can adversely affect your immune system, leaving you run down and at risk for illness. For those with compromised immune systems, this added bacterial assault can wreak havoc on their bodies, even leading to sepsis and death in severe cases (6).

Infected Teeth Threaten Your Whole Body

As Chinese Medicine claims, the body, including your organs, are all interconnected through meridians (energy highways). As such, an infected tooth, for instance, can then affect the organs connected to it through the associated meridians.

According to Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, best-selling author and founder of BreastCancerConqueror.com, the 4th and 5th tooth (to the left and right of the center teeth) in the upper and lower jaw, for example, are connected to the breast meridian. Thus, “…constant infection caused by a root canal in these teeth can lead to complications, energy (or Chi) imbalances and blockages in energy flow in the breast meridian.” She further states this “imbalance” can even be visible, in many cases, on thermography scans.

Dr. Thomas Rau, a Swiss doctor, also revealed that of the last 150 breast cancer patients treated in his clinic, “147 (98%) had one or more root canal teeth on the same meridian as the original breast cancer tumour.” He now goes so far as to recommend any cancer patient he treats to first see a biological dentist to examine their teeth and even remove all root canal teeth (7).

What is probably the most disturbing fact about the connection between cancer and root canals is that this deadly association was first reported in 1925, when Dr. Weston Price and 60 other prominent researchers revealed 1,174 pages of research to the American Dental Association (ADA) clearly stating that essentially, there is no safe way to complete a root canal filling as every case ended in similar results—infection and disease elsewhere in the body.

Dr. Hal Huggins, a dentist and dental toxin specialist says “Dr. Weston Price and Mayo Clinic’s [studies from] 1910 to 1920 described finding bacterial growth in root canals that could be transferred into animals and create the same diseases the donor human had in from 80 to 100% of the animals. Heart disease, in particular, could be transferred 100% of the time. His research has since been suppressed by the various Dental Associations in the United States.”(8).

According to The Independent Cancer Research Foundation, the Weston Price’s work and other similar studies have all been “suppressed” by the ADA and the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) (9).
So, what is someone to do when faced with an infected tooth that cannot be saved by any other procedure than a root canal? Well, according to a growing number of dentists, “consider having the tooth removed and the tissue around it cleaned and repaired by a holistic or biological dentist.”

These specialized dentists take into consideration the fact that there is a proven connection between root canals and disease. In fact, they openly state people should seriously consider their dental health with respect to many other types of diseases and suggest that anyone who is having health issues contact the Holistic Dental Association and/or the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine for not only more information but as well to locate a qualified biological dentist in your area.