Natural Cures Not Medicine: 10/16/13

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Algae lamp absorbs CO2!

This is a wonderful natural cure to reducing the greenhouse gas CO2. If we can manage to use these instead of street lights etc, small changes can make a huge difference to the harmony of our eco-system.

Tylenol Just Once A Month Raises A Child’s Asthma Risk 540%

by Sarah Couture Pope

The vast majority of babies are given Tylenol (acetaminophen) within the first six months of life. It is the go to medicine for modern parents whenever discomfort or fever strikes even very young children and its use is frequently encouraged by many pediatricians.

Now, a major study of over 20,000 children suggests that giving this popular medicine even as infrequently as once per year could have a permanent, life-threatening health effect.

Researchers at the University of A Coruna in Spain asked the parents of 10,371 children ages 6-7 and 10,372 adolescents aged 13-14 whether their children had asthma and how often they had been given acetaminophen within the previous year and when they were babies.
The children in the younger age group who had received the medicine only once per year were at 70% greater risk for asthma while those receiving Tylenol once a month or more were shockingly 540% more likely to have asthma.

The study, published in the European Journal of Public Health, also found that children who had even a single dose of Tylenol before their first birthday had a 60% risk of developing asthma.

In the older age group of 13 and 14 year-olds, asthma was 40 percent more likely if they had taken acetaminophen within the previous 12 months. The young teenagers were 250% more at risk if they took it once a month.

The researchers speculated that Tylenol, called paracetamol in the UK, may reduce a potent antioxidant called glutathione in the lungs and blood, which results in damage to the lung tissue. Glutathione is produced by the body (it is a combination of three amino acids:  cysteine, glycine and glutamine) and is referred to as the “mother” of all antioxidants by Dr. Mark Hyman MD.
While Tylenol use is strongly associated with a significant increase in asthma and the effect is greater the more often the drug is taken, no causal link is yet established via randomized-controlled trials. Does this mean the results of this large study should be dismissed and parents should continue favoring use of the popular over the counter medication for fever and pain?
Not so fast.

It would certainly be the wise and cautious approach for parents to investigate alternatives to Tylenol while additional follow-up research is performed.

Asthma rates have been on the increase for decades at the same time Tylenol use became more widespread. The potential link cannot and should not be ignored.

Examination of 20,000 children establishing such a strong associative risk must be taken seriously and the dismissal of the research by some doctors is irresponsible given the seriousness and life altering outcome of an asthma diagnosis.

“All the asthma symptoms analysed increased significantly with paracetamol consumption,” the researchers wrote.
Sources: RealFarmacy & The Healthy Economist

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Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

It’s Too Soon to Blame Paracetemol for Rising Childhood Asthma Rates

Exposure to Paracetemol and Asthma Symptoms

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Prenatal and infant acetaminophen exposure, antioxidant gene polymorphisms, and childhood 


Acetaminophen use and the risk of asthma in children and adults: a systematic review and 


Reduce Your Child’s Asthma Risk by 41%

Evidence Big Pharma Owns The U.S. Government

I’m not sure why CNN finally decided to speak some truth about the Big Pharma corruption issues, maybe Pfizer took their TV ads elsewhere. Either way, here is a great video showing the massive scale of corruption and cronyism between the US government and Big Pharma:


Try this Awesome Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

Now is the time to indulge in fresh, succulent juicy melon when they are in season and deliver an array of nutrients, vitamin and minerals. It is also incredibly hydrating (up to 92% water!) and is naturally low-fat. Make this melon a part of your daily diet and you will reap amazing benefits that range from improving cardiovascular health to nourishing your eyes and revving up your immune system. Read on to discover 8 amazing health benefits of watermelon!

Related: 8 Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelon

Love Watermelon? Try this Awesome Watermelon Smoothie Recipe:

4 cups deseeded cold watermelon
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp raw honey
4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

Source: love juicing &

Insecticides to blame for massive bee die-off in Minneapolis

( Last September, thousands of bees were mysteriously found dead in Minneapolis. Considering the continuing decline in bee population that threatens drastic consequences for our environment, the University of Minnesota's Bee Lab and Bee Squad teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to investigate the cause of the massive die-off.

The investigators gathered samples of dead bees and sent them to a lab in North Carolina, where it was confirmed that the bees had been poisoned by fipronil, an insecticide commonly used by commercial companies around the foundations of buildings. According to the MDA, fipronil sprayed on a house's foundation likely got on nearby plants, and from there foraging bees accidently carried the chemical back the hive.

The investigators determined that the insecticide was not applied by state or local government workers. The poison was probably sprayed either commercially or by a resident. Since the incident occurred in a residential area, it would likely be difficult to find out who is responsible for the bee kill. The MDA said that it is not going to investigate the matter further.

This incident serves as a perfect example of the vast unintended consequences that chemicals can have on our environment and shows that, contrary to what is conventionally practiced, the utmost caution should be used when working with pesticides.



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