Long-Term ADHD Medication Use Linked to Potential Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

Long-term exposure to ADHD medication is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, particularly hypertension and arterial disease, according to a new study.

Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) may have demonstrated ADHD medications effectiveness, but some studies raise concerns about the drug’s cardiovascular safety. Meta-analyses found ADHD medications can slightly increase heart rate and blood pressure. Investigators of a 2015 study wrote how randomized clinical trials typically evaluate short-term effects as the average treatment duration sits at 75 days. Therefore, the increase in blood pressure and heart race ADHD medication causes could potentially lead to cardiovascular disease over time. Continue reading


Are all ultra-processed foods linked to cancer and diabetes?
The consumption of ultraprocessed foods has been linked to various individual chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Now, a large study confirms that they are also linked to comorbidities, or combinations of such diseases.

The study finds that there is a 9% increase in the likelihood of developing cardiovascular and cardiometabolic comorbidities for those whose diet consists of a significant amount of ultra-processed foods.

The greatest increase in risk, according to the study, was for animal-based products and artificially and sugar-sweetened beverages.

I do think that it is important to communicate to the public that certain subgroups of ultraprocessed foods should be preferred over others. For example, plant-based vs. animal-based products… (Continue to full article)

When insurers turned down patient’s request for cancer treatment, they didn’t know he was a top trial lawyer
In August 2018, Robert Salim and eight of his friends and relatives flew to the steamy heat of New York City to watch the U.S. Open.

The group — most of them lawyers who were old tennis buddies from college — gathered every few years to attend the championship. They raced from court to court to catch as many matches as possible. They hung out at bars, splurged on high-priced meals and caught up on each others’ lives.

But that year, Salim had trouble walking the half-mile from the subway station to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows without stopping two or three times to rest. Back in his hotel room, he was coughing badly, his phlegm speckled with spots of blood. Although he had kept fit for a 67-year-old, he felt ragged…

Many insurers won’t pay for certain specialized or expensive treatments unless a patient gets approval in advance. Blue Cross and other health plans often farm out those reviews to companies like AIM. The insurance industry maintains such companies keep health care costs down and help patients by rejecting unnecessary and unproven treatments.

Critics say the companies unfairly deny claims, noting that they market themselves to insurers by promising to slash costs… (Continue to full article)

CDC Responds to Claims About Chinese Biolab in California

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said it “strongly disputes” criticism of the federal agency contained in a major new report, produced by the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), concerning an alleged secret biolab in Reedley, California.

According to the report, thousands of vials containing potentially dangerous or unknown substances, including some labeled “Ebola” and “HIV,” were uncovered during an inspection of what was initially thought to be a vacant warehouse. The facility was uncovered in December 2022 by Jesalyn Harper, a Reedley code enforcement official who spotted a green hose sticking out of the building, and then went in to investigate. Inside, Harper found an array of laboratory equipment, medical-grade freezers, mice for experiments and vials containing writing in English, Mandarin and an unknown code.

Several individuals wearing lab coats were also discovered who claimed to be Chinese nationals (Continue to full article)

Court orders Balance of Nature to stop sales of supplements after FDA lawsuits
A federal court ordered the brand Balance of Nature to stop producing and selling its dietary supplement products this week, after the Food and Drug Administration accused the two Utah-based companies behind it of repeatedly breaking the law in how they made and marketed their supplements.

The FDA says the company marketing Balance of Nature, Evig LLC, and its CEO Lex Howard had flouted years of federal warnings about overstepping limits in what they could claim about diseases their supplements could cure or prevent.

Meanwhile, those responsible for manufacturing the supplements, Premium Productions LLC and its CEO Ryan Petersen, were accused of not doing enough to ensure their products actually contained the ingredients they claimed to.

“We previously warned Evig LLC and Premium Production LLC, but they have demonstrated repeated violations of manufacturing requirements, and the public cannot have confidence that their products are what they purport to be,” Michael Rogers, FDA’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs… (Continue to full article)

Express Scripts announces new ‘cost-plus’ drug pricing model

Express Scripts has announced a new pharmacy network option that offers “cost plus” drug pricing for employers and health plans.

Clients pay the estimated acquisition cost that the pharmacy pays for the medication, plus a small markup for pharmacy dispensing and service costs.

The “cost plus” model option covers all brand, specialty and generic medications on the client’s formulary. Other models in the market offer pricing only on a select group of generics at a small group of pharmacies, Express Scripts said.

Express Scripts is the pharmacy benefits management business of Evernorth, a subsidiary of Cigna. The new pharmacy network option, ClearNetwork is for employers, government organizations and health plans… (Continue to full article)

What’s Causing the Alarming Rise in Cancer for Adults Under 50?

Certain cancers are striking earlier than they used to.

Cancer is a life-altering condition, especially if you’re diagnosed when most of your life lies ahead of you. Luckily, just 9% of the nearly 2 million new cases of cancer each year occur in people 45 or younger. However, according to a recent study published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, that proportion is unfortunately increasing. Continue reading

Chocolate And Stroke Risk (Good To Know!)

A bite of chocolate a day could help keep the doctor away. Yes, that’s right! Some studies suggest that savoring a bar of dark chocolate could reduce your risk of stroke and improve your health.

Chocolate often carries a bad reputation – with people associating indulgence in the treat with weight gain and other negative health effects. The truth is that it’s the sugar that is questionable – but the cacao itself is a very healthful ingredient.

According to a video by Dr. Michael Greger – a physician, New York Times bestselling author, internationally recognized nutrition speaker, and founder of NutritionFacts.org – chocolate may be good for your health depending on the type and quantity you consume. In this article, we build on his suggestions and break down the research on chocolate and its association with stroke risk. Continue reading

Precision nutrition: How certain diets can starve cancer cells

Cancer likes glucose. So take it away…

Cancer is the target of some of the most advanced treatments in medicine’s arsenal. Proton therapy bombards tumors with targeted streams of positively charged particles. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (engineered white blood cells) penetrate into tumors and destroy cancer cells. CAR T-cell therapy sends reprogrammed T-cells to hunt down out-of-control cells.

Oddly, however, clinicians often neglect a simpler way to potentially fight cancer, one that can be used in tandem with other therapies: FOOD. Continue reading

AMA Considers Making Medicine ‘A Killing Profession

Hippocrates by Pieter Philippe (1635-1702). Rijks Museum.

A medical ethicist says a lobbying group of physicians and medical students is working to change the medical community’s policy on doctor-assisted suicide.

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) original position on the topic was established in 1993, before the enactment of any laws in the U.S. allowing the practice. So at its meeting in National Harbor, Maryland starting Friday, the AMA is being asked to adopt two related resolutions and recognize medical aid in dying as a clinical practice.

“Right now, the American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics states that assisted suicide is incompatible with the physician’s role as a healer and would be difficult or impossible to control and would impose serious societal risks,” Dr. Jeffrey Barrows of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations details. Continue reading

Death by Medicine: ‘We were told the vaccine was safe – but what happened has been life-changing’

Jamie Scott and his wife Kate – Andrew Fox for The Telegraph

Kate Scott was called by the hospital three times to say goodbye to her husband. Three times she dashed to his bedside expecting him to die at any moment. Three times she thought she would be widowed, leaving her to bring up their two young children, the youngest just a baby at the time, on her own and without the “love of her life”.

But her husband Jamie was nothing if not a fighter. He pulled through and survived the “catastrophic” bleed on his brain. He is not, however, the same man. He can no longer hold down the job he had; can no longer follow complex conversations; his sight is impaired and the simplest things – such as reading a book – are no longer quite so simple. Continue reading

“Round ’em Up – Move ’em OUT!”

Bayer AG Directed to Pay $1.25 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

In a verdict from St. Louis, Missouri, Bayer AG has been instructed to compensate John Durnell with $1.25 million. Durnell had initiated a lawsuit against Bayer, asserting that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer diagnosis was a direct consequence of prolonged exposure to the company’s Roundup herbicide.

W. Wylie Blair, representing Durnell, highlighted that this verdict disrupts Bayer’s previous record of consecutive victories in 9 Roundup-related trials. Blair emphasized that this was the inaugural trial where the jury was presented with evidence suggesting that components in Roundup, other than its primary ingredient glyphosate, might be carcinogenic.

In response, Bayer announced its intention to challenge the verdict, reiterating its confidence in the safety of Roundup.

Bayer’s attempts to contest plaintiffs’ rights to sue under state law at the U.S. Supreme Court have yet to yield success… (Continue to full article)

Bayer Faces $175 Million Verdict in Another Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

In a recent development, a jury in Philadelphia held Bayer AG accountable for a lawsuit initiated by a retired restaurateur. The plaintiff alleged that his cancer diagnosis was a direct result of prolonged exposure to Bayer’s Roundup herbicide. Following the trial, Bayer has been directed to compensate the plaintiff with a sum of $175 million.

I wonder how many of the 40,000 lawsuits we’ll get to cover in 2024.

The awarded damages comprise $25 million as compensatory damages and an additional $150 million designated as punitive damages.

As with every other similar lawsuit the company is involved in, a Bayer representative reacted to the verdict, expressing disagreement, stating:

“We are confident we can get this unfounded verdict overturned and the excessive damage awards reduced through our appeal”… (Continue to full article)

Roundup Herbicide Ingredient Connected to Epidemic Levels of Chronic Kidney Disease

A researcher takes samples of well water in a rural community of Sri Lanka. Tests indicate that the active ingredient in Roundup may be interacting with the area’s hard water to cause epidemic levels of chronic kidney disease. Credit: Jake Ulrich

For the past couple of decades, tens of thousands of people living in rural Sri Lanka have been devastated by kidney failure due to unclear causes, also known as CKDu. Similar incidences of mysterious kidney diseases have emerged in tropical farming communities around the world.

A massive field study of the wells supplying drinking water to the Sri Lankan communities, conducted by researchers at Duke University, has identified a possible culprit – glyphosate, the active compound in Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world.

The results of the study were published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters on September 13, 2023. Continue reading

Survey Findings Paint Grim Picture of Health Care Affordability in the US

Half of the surveyed adults reported difficulty affording their health care, and a large proportion said they delayed or avoided care or medication because they couldn’t afford it, often leading to their health problems worsening.

Half of working-aged adults in the United States report it is somewhat or very difficult to afford their health care costs, according to new data published by the Commonwealth Fund, and these financial pressures can lead them to delay or forgo care, resulting in worse downstream health outcomes. [1] Continue reading

Battling Beasts and Bureaucrats: Naomi Wolf and the American Medical-Government Police State

Naomi Wolf was, until the covid era, “a well-known feminist nonfiction writer for thirty-five years . . . privileged to be part of the cultural ‘scene’ made up of influencers on the progressive Left.” With great courage, she rejected the masks, lockdowns, and vaccines urged upon us by the state, viewing them as totalitarian impositions upon us. Her heroic stance turned her into a “nonperson”: her friends and associates on the left shunned her.

As a result, she has rethought her political alliances and now finds herself in the company of conservatives and libertarians. In what follows, I’d like to discuss some of her insights about covid and then to focus on how she sees the world. Continue reading

Therapeutic Use of Herbal Treatment for Cancer!

Medicinal herbs and their phytocompounds are being increasingly considered to be helpful in alternative cancer treatments. Many clinical studies have reported the benefits of herbal medicines on cancer patients’ survival, immune modulation, and quality of life.

Some clinical trials used these herbal medicines in combination with conventional therapeutics. These studies investigated the use of herbal medicines for various cancers and the development of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Continue reading

PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals‘ Found in Virtually Every Room in Your Home Raise Risk of Fastest Growing Cancer in America By 56 PERCENT

Certain ‘forever chemicals‘ may raise the risk of one of the fastest growing cancers in America, a study suggests.

Doctors from Mount Sinai hospital in New York tested blood samples from people with and without thyroid cancer and found patients with the disease were 56 percent more likely to have levels of PFAS chemicals in their system.

PFAS are dubbed ‘forever chemicals‘ because they are virtually impossible for the body to break down and have been used to make thousands of everyday products since the 1940s – from nonstick cookware to raincoats. Continue reading

Kelley: Warning of Fraud ~ Questions and Answers

The following is a lengthy interview done with Dr. Kelley years ago. At this time, our records do not indicate who was the interviewer, however – I find that the interviewer was quite deliberate and specific with a very wide range of questions., which I found to be quite admirable.

Please do keep in mind, that due to the apparent age of this interview – probably during the mid-1970’s – there was much that changed – and continue to change as Kelley would continue to fine-tune his protocols – and how he dealt with the issues at hand.

Just remember – you are – or will become – what you eat! ~ Editor

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Time to Inform the Public About the Adverse Effects of Ultra-Processed Foods

Summary of potential factors and mechanisms linking ultra-processed food consumption with adverse cardio-metabolic outcomes. Credit: BMJ (2023)

A team led by researchers from the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord and Université Paris Cité, France, has summarized where we are in our understanding of the adverse health effects related to ultra-processed food with some suggestions of how to move forward with this information.

In their paper, “Ultra-processed foods and cardiometabolic health: public health policies to reduce consumption cannot wait,” published in BMJ, the authors point out that while there is convincing evidence that processed foods have adverse health risks, efforts to reduce, change or eliminate these food formulations lack sufficient support. Continue reading