Sunday, May 14, 2017

MedicalConspiracies- Chaga: The Cancer Healer and King of All Herbs

Chaga: The Cancer Healer and King of All Herbs


There's a new treatment for cancer and it's neither plant nor animal. Chaga (inonotus obliquus) is a wood-rotting mushroom that grows on birch trees. Strangely, it is said to have a DNA structure that is 30% more human than plant!

Birch trees take 15-20 years to reach maturity. During that time, the Chaga mushroom absorbs and concentrates many valuable enzymes, nutrients and healing compounds that are bioavailable to the human body.

Chaga grows primarily in Russia, but also in parts of Japan, Korea, Alaska, Canada and northern Scandinavia. And although Chaga is found on your typical white birch tree, the most potent variation is found on the black birch trees of Siberia.

Superfood is a word hot on everyone's tongue these days, but right about now, you can't use that buzz word without mentioning Chaga. It's known as the "King of Herbs" and a "Gift from God" by many and after seeing it's jaw-dropping antioxidant value, there's no doubt why.

Antioxidant value comparison:

    • Chaga - 36,557     -    Acai Berries - 800
    • Goji Berries 400    -    Blueberries - 24.5

Wild-harvested chaga mushrooms not only have the highest antioxidant levels in the mushroom kingdom, but of any known food known to man (as tested by the USDA and Tufts University in Boston, MA).

When I first saw an image of this polypore fungus, it looked like a giant with melanoma. And if you know about the 'Doctrine of Signatures', it essentially says, if a food looks like a body part, then it can be taken for a healing effect on that part of the body. Like a walnut, for example, bares a striking resemblance to the brain and as we all know, walnuts are high in Omega-3's (important for proper brain function and health).

Turns out there's no better treatment for melanoma than Chaga. Approximately 25 percent of the pigments in Chaga are melanin (a really high amount). Melanin is important for the health of the skin and hair with its protective properties and its ability to target free radicals and help with sleep.

Though new to many of us, Chaga has actually been used as a folk remedy for more than (a documented) 4,600 years. The uses for Chaga spans a wide range of health problems including:

  • stomach pain
  • ulcers
  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • liver problems
  • eczema & psoriasis
  • cancer
  • chronic fatigues syndrome
  • the flu
  • HIV
  • tuberculosis
  • hypertension
  • viral infections
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes.
  • fibromyalgia
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • stroke
  • Alzheimer's Disease and more...

Recent studies have shown Chaga to have anti-tumor and antiviral properties, effectiveness against influenza and various cancer cells and is being heavily researched and studied for the treatment of HIV.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has even classified Chaga as a medicinal mushroom under WTO codes.

Here are some ways Chaga can benefit your health:

  • It's adaptogenic – brings the body into homeostasis and beneficial for all autoimmune diseases by regulating the immune system.
  • The richest source of the enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase). This super antioxidant prevents damage to the cell's DNA. Low tissue levels of SOD correlate with a decline in overall health and a shorter lifespan
  • Provides lots of B-Vitamins and also flavonoids, enzymes, minerals and phenols
  • Contains the highest known antioxidant concentrations of any food
  • Contains an abundance of melanin, an important anti-aging compound that helps skin, balances the body's bio-rhythms and activates the pineal gland
  • Rich in Zinc - which helps with proper cell growth, differentiation and survival
  • Promotes overall well-being
  • Boosts energy levels & physical stamina
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Anti-fungal & anti-candida
  • Antiviral & Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Joint health - contains the spongy stuff that's in your joints – Glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Balances blood sugar levels

To take Chaga you can simply drop a tsp. of Chaga powder in warm liquid (such as your morning chai or hot cocoa) and drink up. It actually has a pleasant taste, no funky bitterness. Traditionally though, the tea is made by simmering Chaga at a low temperature for 6-8 hours. The temperature should not to exceed 140 degrees fahrenheit (staying at a low heat will protect the destruction of proteins, sterols and enzymes). Strain and drink at any temperature you like!

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Bess O'Connor, a certified Ayurvedic and Holistic Health Practitioner, explores the heart of health at the core of alternative medicine, massage therapy, conscious movement, nutrition, meditation and other healing traditions.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

MedicalConspiracies- Dog Food Recall Alert

Dog Food Recall Alert
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Smallbatch Pets, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling 2 lots its Smallbatch Blends for Dogs and Cats frozen food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. 

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

Smallbatch Dog and Cat Food Recall of May 2017

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Re: MedicalConspiracies- Long Term Side Effects Warfarin? ,3 Dangerous Warfarin Side Effects Long Term

Just want to thank you for this information.  I have heart disease and have taken Warfarin for 5 years already.
Actually thanks for all the work you put into the articles you send.  I appreciate you!  Pat in WI
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Long Term Side Effects Warfarin? 
3 Dangerous Warfarin Side Effects Long Term

Here's 2 dangerous warfarin side effects long term, and how to avoid them!

The serious long term effects of warfarin depend partly on your age.  Here's what researchers have found to be the long term side effects of warfarin:

  • Bleeding strokes, or brain strokes. (hemorrhage strokes)
  • Calcium build-up in the arteries and narrowing of the aortic valve that goes from the heart and carries oxygen to the body. (aortic valve stenosis)
  • Alzheimers and dementia are higher in users of Coumadin long term. Especially if warfarin is used as an AFIB treatment.

People usually understand that taking warfarin can cause bleeding. But they don't realize that brain bleeding strokes are among warfarin side effects! And, unfortunately, the risk of getting one of these bleeding strokes increases dramatically as you get older.

Because warfarin is used to prevent strokes due to clotting, the other side of the coin -- the danger of internal bleeding -- is increased instead!  Why?

Because warfarin suppresses your body's normal ability to clot wounds and small liaisons, e.g. in the blood vessels, so that bleeding stokes are much more likely to happen.

So, be aware that there is a high rate of death and disability for brain strokes caused by warfarin -- and these are offically known as "warfarin-induced intracranial hemorrhages."

2 Most Dangerous Warfarin Side Effects:

First of all, you'll want to know the stats, but the bottom line is basically that:

If you want to avoid the long term side effects warfarin causes, you'll want to use safer, natural supplements and diet to decrease your need for this medication.

Here's the research:

The Stats on Warfarin Side Effects

University of Cincinnati researchers published a study in the medical journal Neurology, saying that:

  • There has been a skyrocketing number of strokes due to bleeding in the brain in the US.

The majority of this change can be explained by increasing warfarin use, according to researchers headed by Matthew Flaherty, a UC neurologist.

Yes, warfarin helps to prevent stokes due to blood clots, especially for people with heart irregularities, or AFIB, but appears that this is not the end of the story.

  • The number of brain strokes jumped five-fold in the 11 years between 1988 and 1999, when the use of warfarin quadrupled in the USA.

But it gets worse:

  • For people who were over the age of 80, this rate for getting a brain stroke increased to an astounding eighteen-fold increase!

And also, these people were more likely to die with this type of stroke if they were on warfarin, as the side effects of warfarin.

The researchers found that bleeding into the brain while taking warfarin was more likely to result in death that for people with a similar bleeding stroke who were NOT taking warfarin.

Warfarin Side Effects: Hardened Arteries

Which warfarin long term side effects will your doctor not likely know about?

  • German researchers found out in 2005 that long term use of Coumadin produced increased calcium in the aortic valve and coronary arteries when compared to patients not taking Coumadin.

"Hardening of the arteries" is therefore one of main Coumadin side effects, and this is more dangerous than other known "risk factors."

Source: Koos R et al: Relation of oral anticoagulation to cardiac valvular and coronary calcium assessed by multiple spiral computer tomography. (Amer J Cardiol.2005;96(6):747-749

Dangerous Warfarin Side Effects, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

"Every patient on Coumadin is increasing the calcium content of all vascular tissues.

The calcium content of arteries is now proven to be more dangerous than diabetes, elevated cholesterol or hypertension -- we must now try to educate patients," says Dr. Garry Gordon, who wrote "The Omega - Miracle."

Fortunately, there is help.

The new kid on the block, Vitamin K2, say researchers, plays an important role in PREVENTING calcium from building up in the arteries and even dissolving plaques!

(Not to be confused with vitamin K, the "clotting" vitamin, which has to do with warfarin, vitamin K2 is in charge of getting calcium into your bones rather than your arteries!) 

New research is showing vitamin K2 to be one of the most important nutrients against heart disease. Why?

  • Vitamin K2 helps regulate whether dietary calcium ends up in your bones rather than getting deposited in your arteries!

How to Avoid Warfarin Side Effects Long Term?

If you are taking the blood thinner medication Coumadin, you need careful monitoring. If your INR is 3 or over you are at very high risk for getting bleeding stroke that is fatal.

The researchers who sounded the alarm about the increase of bleeding stokes due to warfarin side effects, found that the danger was less for people with an INR of less than three.

An INR between 2 and 3 was safer.

They suggested that anyone with an INR of more than 3 get monitored very carefully, because at 3 your blood takes a long time to clot.

INR, or international normalized ratio measures how quickly your blood clots. Normal clotting without warfarin is 1, so that at 3 your blood clots much more slowly -- the higher the INR the longer it takes for your blood to clot.

You will want to know the signs of a mini stroke, and be prepared to go to the emergency.

Discovery of Coumadin Alternatives

How do you weigh the benefits and the dangers of warfarin?

  • Strokes due to bleeding in the brain are now the leading cause of death for strokes world wide, so by comparison, there are fewer fatal strokes caused by blood clots.

In total, bleeding stokes are more dangerous!

You may want to explore a Coumadin substitute rather than risking the dangerous side effects of warfarin. Why?

Warfarin has been used since the 1950's and 60's before the FDA required rigorous testing.

Since then, there have been discoveries of safe Coumadin alternatives that can stop heart disease. But because these are "natural" discoveries that are not being pushed by big drug companies, you may not have heard of them. For instance:

  • US scientists won the Nobel Prize for how the body NATURALLY can improves circulation and dissolves existing blood clots.

They found a Coumadin alternative based on improving circulation, healing blood vessels and DISSOLVING existing blood clots -- NOT on blocking vitamin K to prevent clotting -- like warfarin does.

This natural discovery works differently than warfarin, so you would no longer need a restrictive a warfarin diet -- a warfarin vitamin k diet, or a proper diet for taking coumadin.

Meet Dr Harry Elwardt, who worked with the Nobel Prize winning doctor to develop this formula against heart disease:

See VIDEO & ARTICLES on dissolving blood clots naturally, with Dr Harry's Formula.

See Dr. Harry's formula to stop heart disease and stroke as a Coumadin alternative for dissolving blood CLOTS!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

MedicalConspiracies- Warfarin-induced skin necrosis - Aging and death to the skin

Warfarin-induced skin necrosis

Author: Dr Ritva Vyas, Dermatology Registrar, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2009. Updated by A/Prof Amanda Oakley, February 2016.

What is warfarin-induced skin necrosis?

Warfarin is an anticoagulant medicine (blood thinner). Warfarin-induced skin necrosis refers to a rare condition in which there is paradoxical blood clotting. Blood clots block the blood vessels and cause necrosis, i.e., an area of skin is destroyed. Warfarin induced skin necrosis affects one in every 10,000 patients prescribed warfarin.

The onset is usually within the first 2 to 5 days of warfarin therapy, when the blood tends to clot more than is normal. Skin necrosis affects areas of the body with a high fat content, such as breasts, thighs, buttocks, hips and abdomen.

Who gets warfarin necrosis?

Warfarin-induced skin necrosis is more common in women than men. It usually occurs between the age of 50 and 70 years. It is more common in obese patients and perimenopausal women.

Warfarin-induced skin necrosis is more likely if warfarin is given without heparin or if a higher loading dose of warfarin is given in the first day or two of treatment.

Very rarely, warfarin-induced skin necrosis occurs weeks or months after starting warfarin therapy. This may occur in the following circumstances:

  • the dose of warfarin has been increased
  • prescribed doses have not been taken
  • liver disease
  • drug interactions.

What causes warfarin-induced necrosis?

Warfarin is a widely used anticoagulant or blood-thinner. It works by inactivating vitamin K-dependent clotting factors II, VII, IX and X. At the same time, Vitamin K dependent proteins C and S are inactivated – these are natural anticoagulants.

Half the activated Protein C disappears within 6 hours (its half-life). So, Protein C runs out during the first few days of warfarin therapy, before Factor X and II disappear, which have half-lives of 2-5 days. In some circumstances this leads to excessive clotting.

Why the skin necrosis happens in the areas of fat abundance is unclear; possibly these areas are more susceptible because of reduced blood supply.

What are the risk factors?

Risk factors for warfarin induced skin necrosis include:

  1. Inherited deficiency of Protein C, Protein S or Factor V Leiden
  2. Mutations in methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase gene causing hyperhomocysteinaemia
  3. Antithrombin III deficiency
  4. Antiphospholipid antibodies.

What are the clinical features of warfarin-induced skin necrosis?

The first sign is usually pain and purpura (a purplish bruise-like rash), which over a few days becomes bluish-black with a red rim. Blood blisters and full thickness skin necrosis (skin death) follows. There may be a red netlike rash around the necrotic area (retiform purpura).


The diagnosis of warfarin induced skin necrosis is made clinically.

Skin biopsy can aid in diagnosis. Histopathology of warfarin necrosis usually reveals clotting within blood vessels in the skin without any inflammation. Warfarin can also precipitate calciphylaxis, recognised on biopsy by calcium depositionin the affected skin.

Blood tests for protein C and protein S levels are important to assess the likely predisposing causes.

What is the treatment for warfarin-induced skin necrosis?

The mainstay of treatment is to stop warfarin. If anticoagulation is required, heparin can be used. Sometimes Vitamin K is used to hasten the reversal of warfarin effects. If there is life-threatening coagulation then protein C concentrates can be used.

Once warfarin is stopped small areas of skin necrosis can be left to heal, but larger areas of skin necrosis may require surgery and skin grafting.

Warfarin has been cautiously restarted in lower doses in some patients when needed for long-term anticoagulation. This is best done with advice from a haematologist.