• One Nation With Liberty & Marijuana For All

    Posted October 29, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    The movement toward recreational and not just medical marijuana use at the State level is inevitably going to change the fabric of America.

    There were lines of hundreds of people outside pot shops in Colorado when just one herbal product was legalized there in 2012.  In my years in the natural health industry there have been swells of public interest over DMSO, coral calcium, Echinacea, resveratrol, even vitamin C with the publication of Linus Pauling’s book VITAMIN C AND THE COMMON COLD (which by the way resulted in a 300% in mortality from coronary heart disease).  But there have never been lines of customers waiting to buy any dietary supplement as there has been for a single herb — recreational marijuana.

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  • Re-Writing The Human Genome And Implanting It Into A Living Cell Proposed. Prospect Of A Human With Laboratory-Determined Characteristics Is On The Biological Drawing Board

    Posted May 17, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    Most of the people on planet earth live on less than $4 a day.  Many are illiterate.  In their struggle to survive, they cannot even fathom what is going on in the elitist genetic laboratories around the world where the quest to develop a genetically perfect human is now on the drawing board.

    Yes, a synthetic human if you will.  Geneticists have already read the human genome but now they want to re-write it.  That is, synthetic genetic information, the entire library of genes called the human genome, would be implanted inside a living cell in the first step toward creating a human being without a biological father or mother.

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  • The New Found Way To Prevent Blinding Cataracts Your Eye Doctor Is Not Likely To Tell You About (Hint: But You Can Get It At Starbuck’s)

    Posted April 15, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    “What’s up doc?” – Bugs Bunny with a carrot in his mouth

    Move over Bugs Bunny.  Your beta carotene-rich carrots which converts to vitamin A in the liver to eventually form rhodopsin, the visual chemical of sight at the back of the eyes, is about to get bumped to second place by a cup of java.

    So far, cataract surgeons, as effective as they are at restoring sight these days with lens implants (even multi-focal intraocular lenses) with 95+% success, have been able to deny eye drops for cataracts are effective at delaying or totally preventing cataracts.

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  • US Food & Drug Administration Uses Manual Entry Of Data From Clinical Trials To Hide Unsafe Drugs (GAO Report)

    Posted February 5, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is loath to monitor the safety of drugs following their initial approval. More than a decade after shortcomings within the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in conducting follow-up safety studies after new drugs are approved were identified, the General Accounting Office (GAO) says the FDA is still dragging its feet by utilizing technology that requires manual entry of data.

    In January of 2016 the General Accounting Office (GAO) of the U.S. finally got around to find out why it has taken the Food & Drug Administration so long to require drug companies to publish all of their follow-up safety data once their drugs gain regulatory approval.

    In an era when the FDA is conceding to pressure to approve new drugs more rapidly, it is not properly monitoring safety of these drugs as it should, says the GAO report. The GAO found that more than half of drug sponsors’ submissions involving about 1400 post-market studies required or requested from the FDA between March 2008 and September 2013 were delayed or overdue.

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  • What Happened To This Year’s Flu Season?

    Posted January 11, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    Time is running out, better get your flu shot.  That’s what news agencies around the country are urging Americans to do.  Roll up their sleeves, despite the fact it’s too late to really develop adequate antibody defense, and get jabbed with a largely ineffective and somewhat problematic flu vaccine.

    While the Centers for Disease Control says the flu strikes 5-to-20% of the population in any given year, the flu is only evident in 0.8 to 1.3% of the blood samples taken from virally-infected individuals so far this year. [Centers Disease Control]

    Public health authorities appear dumbfounded.  “It is a very slow season, locally, statewide, and nationally,” said Caroline Johnson, director of disease control for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. “Everything seems to be much lower than usual.”  [Philly.com]

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  • Eugenol From Clove Bud Oil

    Posted December 14, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    Amidst a modern world where pharmacologists want the world to believe only high-priced synthetic molecules are safe and effective, and the Food & Drug Administration adds to this racketeering by limiting disease prevention/treatment/cure claims to drugs only, there is a growing body of science which shows clove bud oil and its primary active ingredient eugenol (yu-jen-all) could replace many over-the-counter and prescription medicines as a safer and equally or more effective topical anesthetic, pain reliever and fever reducer with anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and also holds the title as king of antioxidants. So why aren’t we using it?

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  • Fellas: To Boost Testosterone, Maybe Donate A Pint Of Blood

    Posted October 12, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    It should not be surprising to learn that the gradual accumulation of iron in the male body should result in undesirable health consequences.  After full childhood growth is achieved males accumulate 1 milligram of excess iron per day, which is largely stored in the liver and attached to hemoglobin in red blood cells.  By middle age a male has twice as much stored in in his body than an equally aged female who menstruates to control iron.  The result is that a male at age 40 has double the risk for diabetes, cancer and heart disease as female of the same age.

    With that said, as men approach middle age they might be losing sex drive and feel terribly fatigued. These symptoms may be due to tired iron-overloaded blood.  Testosterone shots may remedy desire but not deal with the root of the problem.

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  • Statin Drug Warning Issued

    Posted September 8, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    The claim that the health benefits derived from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs “far out-weigh” potential harms among healthy and high-risk patients continues to be echoed throughout modern medicine. [Current Pharmaceutical Design 2015; British Medical Journal July 17, 2014]

    But now a warning has been issued by leading researchers that modern medicine re-think its broadened approach to the use of statin drugs among healthy patients.  [Daily Mail UK Sept 6, 2015]

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  • CALM THE MICROGLIA TO AVERT MACULAR DEGENERATION

    Posted August 25, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    A recently published paper indicates macular degeneration begins with low-grade inflammation that activates microglia, cells that are found in the brain and eyes that dispense with waste products and defend against infection.  [Journal Leukocyte Biology Aug 20, 2015]

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  • The Cold Shower, Hot Pepper, Brown Fat Weight Control Plan

    Posted March 24, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    Key points

    • In the human body white fat predominates over brown fat by volume. White fat stores energy as triglycerides and is abundant in the midsection and thighs.  Brown fat expends energy in the form of heat and is located in the neck and collarbone area.
    • Brown fat implanted into animals improves their ability to utilize insulin.
    • Brown fat positive subjects don’t gain weight with advancing age.
    • For many years it was mistakenly believed the adult human body had no measurable amount of brown fat. PET scans began to reveal brown fat about a decade ago.  The drawback of PET scans is that they only reveal activated brown fat.
    • Obese individuals exhibit a slightly reduced body temperature during the day compared to lean individuals which results weight gain.
    • More than 60% of the variance in body mass and body fat is determined by brown fat.
    • Cold temperature, insulin, iron, thyroid hormone and adrenal stress hormones (norepinephrine) activate brown fat. Iron deficiency and beta blockers reduce brown fat volume.
    • There are no drugs approved to activate brown fat. A number of nutraceuticals activate brown fat: resveratrol, garlic, capsaicin (red pepper), melatonin, fish oil, curcumin, fucoxanthin from seaweed, green tea
    • The healthy Mediterranean and traditional Japanese diets include foods, spices and teas that activate brown fat.

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