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The shingles vaccine temporarily "protects" about half of those vaccinated. No one knows how long the “benefits” of
the vaccine will last shingles cases result in three times as many deaths and five times the number of
Daily health posts for March 12, 2014:
Lifestyle: Home births have lower rates of complications compared with hospital births according to studies. The
percentage of home birth babies born preterm or at a low birth weight is also lower compared to hospital births. This
is according to a recent report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Some 88% of home births in 36
states were planned in 2012 and unplanned home births are more likely to result in preterm birth or low birth weight
babies. The event of childbirth at home or in a birthing center is becoming more popular and even some hospitals
now offer hospital-based midwifery programs to coordinate the midwives with the physicians. Interestingly, white
women have 4 times the number of home births compared to Asian, Pacific Islander, black and Hispanic women.
Food and Nutrition: As we age, the digestive system slowly deteriorates until many people experience things
like celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic bloating, food
allergies and food sensitivities. What happens though is that a vast majority of people take their digestive issues
and go through a never-ending cycle of doctor visits and drugs and some even revert to surgery. A lot of this damage
to our systems is self-inflicted and preventable. What often destroys our digestion is common culprits including GMO
foods, pesticides, processed refined foods, food additives, food preservative chemicals, antibiotics, medications,
vaccinations, fungus, alcohol, lack of exercise and other things. Did I mention that a lot of this is preventable? The
best time to seek your health is while you still have it.
Medical Madness: The most commonly used anesthetic, etomidate can put you to sleep for surgery, but it is
also well-known to cause The Big Sleep - AKA, death. This drug ups your risk for heart attack, stroke and death
before and after the procedure - up to a month after… The latest study shows your risk of death during the operation
and for 30 days after escalating by a whopping 250%. Even after 30 days later the risk of a major cardiovascular
event surges 50%. The kicker? This study compared the death rates of the drug etomidate with another drug,
propofol - which already carries a litany of trouble all by itself. IF you ever require surgery, discuss this closely with
your docs and choose the lowest dose possible of least-likely to kill you drug. Always seek an alternative treatment
with an experienced naturopath before going under - or way under…
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: Theanine, is a calming extract of green tea that is known to
lessen the grips of anxiety. Theanine helps naturally calm, focus the brain and center a runaway mind that is going in
several different directions. The soothing quality of theanine can relax the mind at night for better sleep while
relieving muscle tension. Theanine can protect the body and brain from excess glutamate - which can be toxic to
nerve tissue when levels get too high from chemical food additives. Under professional care, patients can be
weaned off of drugs like Xanax, Valium or Klonopin with the supplementation of theanine. But wait, there’s more!
Theanine is also chock full of the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is a known champion fighter of
cancer and heart disease. Typical dose of theanine is 100-200 mg once or twice a day.
Daily HealthTrivia: Doubling down trivia: Taking just four acetaminophen per week for four years running will
double your risk for blood cancer.
The First Rule of Happiness: If you want to know the value of one minute, ask the person who just
missed their bus.
Quotable: As information doubles each year, knowledge 'halfs' and wisdom 'quarters' ~ Robert Theobald
Laugh About It! If it smells like a salad, tastes like a salad and even crunches like a salad, but looks like an
organic, gluten-free vegan chocolate cookie, it’s an organic gluten-free, vegan chocolate cookie…
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