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Addendum to Infection Deception-II: A Closer Look at the Science Behind Conspiracy Claims

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
    "A Return to Healing" Blog:  Fri, 01/22/2010 - 13:14 — BBelitsos   [By Byron Belitsos with Dr. Len Saputo] As we indicate in our longer essay posted on this blog, “The Infection Deception-II,” the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and subsequent anthrax...

Aromatherapy

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
This ancient system of using essential oils is powerful and effective in fighting infections, boosting immunity, relaxing our bodies, and stimulating our minds. There are many practical applications such as Bach Flower Remedies that can be used.              

Can Coronary Arteriograms Cause Strokes?

submitted by: admin on 02/11/2014
A study published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology showed that small cerebral microemboli (blood clots) occur regularly during coronary arteriograms. While this leads to micro-strokes, they are usually occult and are not associated with obvious deficits. Nonetheless, they occur as a routine and do cause small areas of damage...

Copper Kills 97% of ICU Bacteria

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Antimicrobial copper surfaces in ICU kill 97% of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections (HAI). This translates into a 40% reduction in the risk of getting an HAI. Five percent of all hospitalizations are complicated by an HAI and this leads to more than 100,000 deaths annually in the US. Copper should be put on bed rails, tray tables, call buttons,...

D-Mannose For Urinary Tract Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Chronic use of antibiotics may help with chronic urinary tract infections, but they also effect the microflora in the GI tract. E. Coli cause 80% of all urinary tract infections. When E. Coli sticks to the lining of the urinary tract it causes inflammation of the urinary tissues. A simple sugar that the body cannot metabolize coats E. Coli and prevents them from...

Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

Doctors and Nurses are not Washing Their Hands

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
When cameras are watching more doctors and nurses wash their hands. Less than 7% washed their hands immediately when entering or before leaving a patient's room. under normal conditions. This number shot up to 88% when cameras were installed to monitor hand washing. With hospital acquired infections reaching 5% and 100,000 deaths annually from them, hand...

Does Everybody Need Milk?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Is the fat in milk put us at risk for arteriosclerosis, or does it reduce the risk. It depends on which information you believe. The pros and cons of milk consumption are discussed. Milk sensitivity, lactose intolerance, and milk allergy are discussed.        

Does Sugar Feed a Cold?

submitted by: admin on 01/11/2014
Studies out of the University of North Carolina published in the December 2013 issue of Virology, showed that reducing glucose levels in cell cultures inhibited the influenza virus from infecting host cells and spreading to other cells. Now, if only we could lower blood glucose levels in living humans! While we cannot achieve this clinically, we learned...

Dogs Sniff Out Superbug Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Dogs can sniff out C diff quickly and accurately whereas conventional lab testing costs a lot more and takes too long to get answers. A dog can "sniff out" and entire ward in less than 10 minutes! Dogs have been shown in the past to sniff out cancers as well as drugs, money, explosives, and even cell phones! Dogs may be man's best...

Essential Oils For Infection and Immunity with Elizabeth Anne Jones, PhD

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Essential oils have a powerful effect on boosting immunity and fighting infection. The selective antibiotic effects of essential oils kills infection without disturbing the natural microflora of the gut. Some oils, such as echinacea, astragalus, and goldenseal, can be used for prevention.           

Ethical Issues in Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Yale School of Medicine researchers found a clinical trial with neurontin was a seeding trial used by Big Pharma to promote the drug and increase prescriptions. Seeding trials are not illegal but are unethical because they offer no research. They took advantage of 2700 patients and 772 investigators to complete the publication. These people gained nothing for...

Fecal Transplantation to Treat C. Difficile Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fecal transplantation through colonoscopy is an effective treatment for recurrent C. difficile infections according to a Finnish study published in the journal, Gastroenterology. Fresh homogenized donor stool was implanted into the cecum. Results were nearly 100% effective compared to the standard treatment with Vancomycin and Cholestyramine. Symptoms disappeared...

Flu Vaccine Causes 5.5 Times More Respiratory Infections than Unvaccinated

submitted by: admin on 06/27/2015
  A journal article published in the June 2013 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that people who got a flu shot were 5.5 times more at risk for developing another viral respiratory infection! And, they also found that there was no protection from the immunization from the flu. Hmmm. Want a flu shot? A possible reason for this could be...

Good Dental Hygiene, It Can Save Your Life

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
People who have advanced periodontal problems and plaque are at risk for lung infections that can be fatal and cause inflammation. The ecosystem in the mouth is complex and underestimated in its importance in people who are ill.              

Gown and Glove Use in the ICU Reduces MRSA

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
A study from the University of Maryland and Yale schools of medicine published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October of  2013 showed that MRSA (methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) infections could be reduced by 40% if the medical staff would wear gowns and gloves for all patients. This study involved 20 ICUs in 15 states and...

H. Pylori Protects Against Intestinal Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
People who have the ulcer-inducing microbe, H. pylori, may be protected against intestinal infections. While 50% of us harbor this microbe, only a few of us develop problems from it. It has also been shown to protect against the development of asthma. A study published in the December 2011 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that soldiers infected...

Health, Politics, and You: A Blog by the authors of A Return to Healing

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
                                                 Health, Politics, and You: A Blog by the authors of A Return to Healing

Hospital Infections

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
The incidence of hospital acquired infections is on the rise. Hospital staff are not taking responsibility for washing hands or changing clothing, because they are too much in a hurry. 90,000 deaths occur annually from this cause.

How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You?

submitted by: admin on 03/05/2015
How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You? According to an article published in the NY Times on February 2, 2015, far fewer people benefit from medical treatment than we're led to believe from our doctors, advertisements such as direct to consumer TV ads, ads in medical journals, and even in medical journal articles, and...

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