ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

Health Impact News Daily
August 25, 2014
John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

John Maino performs the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association is sweeping the nation, and going viral in social media. However, do you know what you are supporting if you contribute funds to the ALS Association?

The answer may surprise you. Click here to continue reading this article at Health Impact News Daily.

FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin

mercola.com
August 4, 2014
Aspirin

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If you haven’t had a heart attack, step away from the aspirin bottle… If you are one of the 40 million Americans who take an aspirin every day, you may want to heed the latest warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

After many decades of promoting aspirin, the FDA now says that if you have not experienced a heart problem, you should not be taking a daily aspirin—even if you have a family history of heart disease. This represents a significant departure from FDA’s prior position on aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.

On its website, the FDA now says:12

“FDA has concluded that the data do not support the use of aspirin as a preventive medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular problems, a use that is called ‘primary prevention.’ In such people, the benefit has not been established but risks — such as dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach — are still present.”

Their announcement was prompted by Bayer’s request to change its aspirin label to indicate it can help prevent heart attacks in healthy individuals. Aspirin generated $1.27 billion in sales for Bayer last year,3 and from Bayer’s request, it appears they want everyone to be taking their drug.

But the FDA says “not so fast”—and rightly so. Evidence in support of using aspirin preventatively has gone from weak to weaker to nonexistent. This is why I’ve been advising against it for more than a decade. It looks as though aspirin, even “low-dose aspirin” (LDA), may do far more harm than good.

In fact, it is debatable whether or not aspirin has ANY protective benefits against cardiovascular disease, even if you have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Recent scientific studies have uncovered a number of serious side effects, suggesting that whatever aspirin may offer may be overshadowed by its risks, especially when safer natural alternatives exist.

As is true for nearly all medications, the longer we watch for side effects, the more we tend to find—even for drugs like aspirin that have been around for more than 100 years. Just because aspirin is an over-the-counter drug and has been around for more than a century does not mean that it’s harmless……

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In Search of Ebola Cures: Chinese Medicine, Western Herbs, Sanitizing Chemicals and Immune Boosting Strategies

The international Ebola outbreak has caused a wave of alarm among people who are concerned it might spread to their own city or nation. It’s a legitimate concern, given that the government of Liberia has already issued a desperate plea for international help after declaring the pandemic “[beyond] the control of the national government.”(1)

In search of Ebola cures

by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews)

Here at Natural News, we’re being flooded with requests from people asking whether any natural cures exist to kill Ebola. In short, there are no proven natural cures for Ebola, but there are some extremely valuable herbal formulas which may be lifesavers. There are also some valuable immune boosting strategies detailed here which can save many lives. Here’s what we know so far:

Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist, Research Suggests

GreenMedInfo
August 1, 2014
Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist

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“While the conventional medical system reflexively puts its faith and money into drug and vaccine development, with NIH recently announcing it will begin an early trial on Ebola vaccines this September of this year, very little research has been performed on reducing risk, or mitigating post-infection harm, with the use of time-tested, natural immune-boosting and/or plant-based approaches. Given the low safety risk and cost of botanical- and food-based interventions, this is where we should be looking first for viable, and immediately accessible solutions. Indeed, a recent study published in 2012 holds great promise as far as identifying a natural way to mitigate the virulence – and therefore also widespread fear — associated with Ebola virus.”

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