(Natural News) It’s always refreshing to see a group of hardworking, patriotic Americans coming together to advance liberty. On Monday, truckers across the country gathered together to voice their strong opposition to the electronic logging device mandate currently making its way through the halls of Congress. Part of a so-called “ELD Media Blitz,” the effort to require truckers to use these electronic logging devices has successfully deflected both legal challenges and a proposal to delay the mandate, compelling the truckers to make one final stand.Overall, the day was a huge success. In Nashville, Tennessee, for example, a group of drivers gathered early in the morning in the area of the Travel Centers of America, located just across the Cumberland River from the state’s capitol building. A man by the name of Tom Harris, who owns the company Kenworth T660, met up with several other truckers at this location, including owner-operator David Floyd of Collinwood, … [Read more...] about Join the truckers to oppose electronic surveillance and tyranny over the trucking industry
(Natural News) The medical establishment is still trying really hard to push the lie that all cholesterol is evil, and that the only way for a person to stay healthy is to completely remove all cholesterol from his or her body. And a recent study out of the United Kingdom says people should do this by taking statin drugs combined with a brand new drug just coming out of the pipeline, which pharmaceutical sorcerers claim will reduce adult levels of cholesterol to that of newborn babies.As crazy as it probably sounds (and it is, indeed, crazy), a team of scientists from Imperial College London (ICL) claims that by combining these two drugs, nearly all cholesterol can be “safely” removed from the body in order to supposedly reduce one’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This presumably includes drawing cholesterol from the brain, where we know that it’s used to support memory, cognition, and the central nervous system at large.Published in the journal … [Read more...] about Proof of Big Pharma corruption: Now we’re all told we should have the cholesterol levels of a newborn (achieved through prescription medication, of course)
(Natural News) Manufacturers of diabetes drugs could not prove any real additional benefit of sitagliptin to individuals with diabetes, according to a report by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). The IQWiG reevaluated the effects of the diabetes drug known as sitagliptin compared to the appropriate comparator therapies for diabetic people. Sitagliptin, which is available under the trade names of Januvia and Xelevia, is approved for use for some adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus whose blood sugar levels cannot be managed properly through diet and exercise alone. The drug can also be combined with metformin, which is sold under the trade names of Janumet and Velmetia.In 2013, sitagliptin and sitagliptin combined with metformin were examined for early benefits, which were concluded with limited decisions by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA). Moreover, in 2015 the G-BA extended the period of the limited decision for a year. The manufacturer of the drug … [Read more...] about Diabetes drug manufacturers unable to prove any real benefit to patients
(Natural News) Have you heard that taking B vitamin supplements can help older people who are experiencing memory problems to slow their mental decline? While this is terrific news on its own, it turns out that the effects can be even better if you pair B vitamins with omega-3s.A team of researchers from several prominent universities looked at 250 individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Also known as MCI, this occurs when a person’s brain function drops below the level that would be expected for their age but has not advanced to the point where it interferes with their everyday life. If it is left untreated, it could go on to become dementia.At the study’s inception, researchers tested each participant to measure their level of cognition, and blood tests were administered to determine their levels of DHA and EPA, two omega-3 fatty acids that are typically found in oily fish.They were then divided into one of two randomly selected groups. The first group was given a … [Read more...] about Halt mental decline with Omega-3s and B vitamins: Researchers found that essential fatty acids boost the benefits of Bs
(Natural News) If you hope to understand what’s actually happening in the world around you — and why half the country seems so chronically misinformed and delusional — you must know the details of what just happened at CNN on Friday.CNN was just caught in the most epic fake news fail we’ve ever witnessed, pushing out an utterly false piece of fake news that got a crucial date wrong, then using the wrong date to falsely declare that Trump colluded with Wikileaks on behalf of the Russians. In one of the most embarrassing and pathetic examples of shoddy journalism the world has ever seen, CNN news-tards hyperventilated over the fake news and spread their falsehoods to millions of readers and viewers across multiple news networks, instilling utterly false information into the minds of Americans.This continued for nearly a full day until they realized they got a key fact wrong which invalidated the entire story. But instead of apologizing and correcting the … [Read more...] about CNN caught in the most epic FAKE NEWS fail we’ve seen yet… and they still refuse to fully retract their blatant lie
Dive Brief: Hospital operators Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks for a possible merger, The Wall Street Journal reported. The deal would create the largest hospital operator in the country, with 191 hospitals in 27 states and an estimated annual revenue of nearly $45 billion. Still, people familiar with the discussions say a merger is “far from assured” and the talks include potential deals other than a merger, according to WSJ. Dive Insight: An intense flurry or M&A activity has overtaken the healthcare industry as 2017 comes to a close. In just the past week: CVS Health announced it will acquire Aetna in a $69 billion deal, Advocate Health Care announced a merger with Aurora Health Care, UnitedHealth’s Optum said it will acquire DaVita Medical Group for nearly $5 billion, and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health finally reached a merger agreement to create the second largest nonprofit health system. An … [Read more...] about WSJ: Ascension, Providence St. Joseph in merger talks
Burping is one of the simplest ways to relieve bloating. It helps remove gas discomfort and can be triggered on demand. Burping is also known as belching. It involves the release of gas from the digestive tract to the mouth. Burps occur when air is swallowed while eating or drinking and is then expelled. The air that is released is a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen. Not being able to burp happens when the upper esophageal sphincter temporarily loses its ability to release air. The upper esophageal sphincter is a muscular valve surrounding the upper part of the esophagus (food pipe) just below the throat passage. The sphincter muscle relaxes during swallowing, but the rest of the time, it contracts. When a person burps, the sphincter muscle needs to relax momentarily to allow air to escape. It is important for the sphincter muscle to let go downwards for swallowing. It is also important that the sphincter muscle releases air upwards during burping. Not being able to burp can make a … [Read more...] about What are the best ways to make yourself burp?
Akinesia is a disease symptom that causes a person to lose the ability to move their muscles on their own. Sometimes a person's body feels as if it is "frozen" in time. Doctors commonly associate akinesia with Parkinson's disease, which causes someone to lose control of their movements. However, there are other medical causes connected with akinesia. Babies in the womb can experience akinesia, which in turn impacts their development. Movement is an important part of fetal development, and akinesia can affect growth and maturation in the womb. Some of the symptoms associated with akinesia include: Difficulty when a person starts out to walk somewhere. Muscle rigidity, usually beginning in the neck and legs. Muscles in the face can become rigid, similar to a mask. Sudden inability to move the feet properly, especially when turning or approaching a destination. Not all people with Parkinson's disease have the same symptoms. Doctors often use the acronym TRAP to describe the symptoms of … [Read more...] about All you need to know about akinesia
Lie bumps are small red or white bumps that occur on the tongue and cause discomfort. "Lie bumps" is the common name for transient lingual papillitis. People used to believe that these bumps appeared on a person's tongue when they lied. While this superstition is long forgotten, the name has stuck. This article explores the potential causes of lie bumps and how they might be treated. Transient lingual papillitis is a short-term condition that affects the tongue. When a person has lie bumps, small red or white bumps appear on their tongue. These swollen bumps may cause some pain and discomfort. A 2017 study notes that while this type of tongue bump may be painful, it is common and passes quickly. Lie bumps usually go away without treatment after 2 or 3 days. Some people describe lie bumps as looking like pimples on the tongue. They may feel: uncomfortable painful swollen itchy tingly Other than pain or irritation from the bumps themselves, people do not usually have any other … [Read more...] about Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): What to know
Menopause refers to when a woman stops having her period permanently, but it can affect more than a woman's menstrual cycle. Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman's life, including her sex life. Some symptoms and side effects associated with menopause include: anxiety bladder control issues decreased sex drive and desire (libido) depression difficulty sleeping thinning hair weight gain Each of these effects can impact a woman's quality of life and relationship with her partner. Libido refers to sexual interest and sexual enjoyment. Some women going through menopause report reduced libido, but the causes vary from person to person. According to one review, the reported rates of sexual problems in postmenopausal women are between 68 and 86.5 percent. This range is much higher than in all women in general, which is estimated to be between 25 and 63 percent. Why does menopause affect libido? Decreased estrogen levels can result in reduced blood flow to … [Read more...] about How does menopause affect sex drive?