One summer morning in 2004, Susanne Petrosky, 37, of Perkasie, PA, woke up feeling feverish. It was a month after she'd given birth to her third child, and one touch of her left breast--hot, swollen, tender--told her it was infected. She knew the drill, having been through it with her second baby. She called her doctor, picked up a prescription for the antibiotic <a href="http://www.prevention.com/cda/vendorarticle/clindamycin/ASa682399/health..., and took it faithfully for the full 7 days. No more breast infection. <p> </p>Then the diarrhea started, with cramping so bad it made her recent labor pains seem mild. She made an appointment to see her doctor and got on the Internet. "I typed in <i>clindamycin</i> and <i>side effects</i> and it came right up--severe, sometimes fatal, diarrhea," she says. On the phone, her doctor was reassuring. That was on a Thursday. She spent much of the weekend lying on the bathroom floor; on Monday morning … [Read more...] about The Superbugs Are Here
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My expressionless, phlegmatic stare toward the back of the room must have become obvious to the veterinarian at the animal hospital. She subtly nodded to her assistant on the right who extended a tissue box in my direction. I had a feeling this wasn’t the first time they had this conversation with a patient. “In situations with lily poisoning, once we start to see abnormalities in the cat’s kidney levels, oftentimes the most humane option is euthanasia,” she explained to me in a soft, tentative voice. “The alternative would be to keep him here for 72 hours on fluids to see if we can flush out the poison. But to be fully transparent, even if he lives, we are talking about a dramatically reduced quality of life. Overall, his chances aren’t good.”Related: 5 First-Aid Essentials Every Pet Owner Should KnowI tried to recall how I got to this sterile, fluorescent-lit room in the first place. No more than 45 minutes earlier, I was sprawled on my … [Read more...] about My Pet Almost Died Because I Didn’t Know About This Deadly Danger To Cats
(Natural News) One out of every three Americans will get cancer in their lifetime, and only half of those victims will survive it, so how are our pets any different? Cancer barely existed in America a century ago, and that’s because we didn’t process food with chemicals then, and we didn’t have chemical-based medicine then, and we weren’t spraying toxic insect killer and carcinogenic weedkiller on our crops and yards. Think about it: Cancer is acquired by consuming chemicals, putting them on our bodies, and injecting them into our blood and muscle tissue, yet the epic “search for the cure” rallies onward, while we poison our pets just as we do ourselves.Many Americans treat their pets, whether those are cats, dogs, goats, pigs or birds, with the same love and kindness that they do their children. We celebrate pet birthdays, set up play dates, clean them, groom them, and spend thousands of dollars when they get sick or need operations, and even give … [Read more...] about Top 10 ways to prevent your pets from getting cancer and dying young
Halloween is a time when some pet owners worry about their animals becoming agitated as a result of the extra volume of people and noise in and around the home. Halloween is an important time to take additional precautions to ensure that our pets remain healthy and happy as we celebrate. Safe and sound Consider keeping your pet indoors on Halloween. Many adoption agencies and animal shelters will not allow the adoption of black cats at this time of year—some for the entire month of October. According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), shelter workers have witnessed abused cats that have been burned and poisoned by humans. The HSUS also reports that less than five percent of cats taken in by animal shelters are ever reunited with their families. There are no concrete statistics on how many animals are stolen from their owners each year, as police don’t make a distinction between property theft and pet theft. However, the pet registry PetLynx reports … [Read more...] about A Carefree, Scare-Free Halloween
Psychiatry causes an incalculable amount of harm in modern society, particularly when the pharmaceutical drugs that psychiatrists prescribe make a person homicidal. Most of the mass shootings that have made the news have been shown to have been committed by people on psychotropics. It is well documented that selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) make people prone to violence. The best source of information on this is the book Medication Madness The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime, by Peter R. Breggin. M.D. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies are doing everything in their power to suppress such information. Whenever someone is killed in a mass shooting, it would be most appropriate for the surviving family to learn what psychotropic the shooter had been taking, and sue the pharmaceutical company for wrongful death. We won’t be freed of the albatross of these atrocities until we hold these companies legally accountable. Psychiatry is … [Read more...] about Psychiatry Is a Religion
A Very Tough Situation to Deal With If you are in this position, of having just heard you have a diagnosis of cancer, I have great empathy for you, in fact more than I can easily put into words. I have been through this with so many people that are close to me, including my own wife. I have seen so many die in extreme distress and pain. Not just physical pain, but deep emotional pain, sadness and fear. I don’t want this for you. I would rather see you recover, and find a new level of abundant health. So I have decided to share with you some of what I have learned. Where I Come From For the last 48 years, I have been an independent health researcher, doing my work quietly, less than low profile, just following the clues I had, to identify the causes, preventions and cures of this terrible disease, and other chronic and degenerative conditions. I wanted to understand what we call “aging” as well as “disease,” how … [Read more...] about Just Diagnosed With Cancer?
Perhaps many of you with cancer have wondered and are still wondering: “What should I do? Listen to my oncologist or try another approach regarding treating my cancer? “ This decision you have to take by yourself and no one can take this decision in your place. However, before taking a decision that could turn up vital(like the one above), you should consider facts. You should be well informed about all treatment options, survival rates and what scientific studies (in vitro and in vivo, on animals and clinical trials on humans), state about each of them so that your decision would be one based on facts, one that maximizes your chances of survival and beating your cancer. So, let’s have a look of your cancer treatment options. Let us start with conventional treatment options in this article : Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation. Approximately 6.5 million people die every year due to … [Read more...] about Should one use conventional cancer treatments (chemotheraphy or radiation)?
Background During its more than 200 year history, classical homeopathy has proven to be highly effective in epidemics, both as regards cure and prevention, with well-documented success rates in, among others, scarlet fever, polio, cholera and flu epidemics, and offers a viable alternative to standard vaccination called homeoprophylaxis. In the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, statistics ran as follows: 30% mortality in patients treated with conventional medicine, 1% mortality in patients treated with classical homeopathic remedies—and there were large numbers involved in these statistics. The link to the PowerPoint file: Homeopathy and the Treatment of Epidemic Diseases at the end of this article will lead to many examples of successful classical homeopathic treatment in various kinds of epidemics. Prevention As a homeoprophylactic measure, you can keep the flu away from your door by taking the classical homeopathic remedy Influenzinum 200C once a month … [Read more...] about How to Deal with the Flu and Survive Flu Epidemics
We’ve mostly heard about a select few nuts that have excellent health benefits. This list is a short one. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and macadamia nuts were the most publicized as having heart health benefits and other dietary advantages. However, a new study has proven that people who regularly consume nuts of all kinds enjoy several health benefits beyond the original speculation. Nuts have gotten a bad rap in the past due to their caloric density and high fat content ratio – especially when low fat diets were all the rage before “low carb” diets became more mainstream. However, it’s important to consider that the type of fat most tree nuts offer are the health-giving fatty acids that are necessary to keep blood flowing freely, metabolisms high, your appetite satisfied, and your joints, skin and other tissues moist and flexible. This makes their “high fat content” not only acceptable, but desirable when it comes to … [Read more...] about It’s Official : Regular Nut Consumption Prevents Disease, Trims Waistline, Extends Life Span
The Problem With Antibiotics Many stories have been written lately for Natural News and other sites about the pending health disaster of super microbes resulting from the use of antibiotics. The problem is that antibiotics have been used for many decades to kill pathogenic organisms, but they never quite kill them all. The toughest ones survive and multiply. This is seen in an extreme form in a hospital environment, where all kinds of antibiotics and chemical disinfectants are used. Eventually all that is left are the super bacteria, and like super viruses such as those intentionally created in government laboratories, they are very hard to stop. In the meantime, the routine use of antibiotics has killed the beneficial microorganisms in many people’s bodies, and these microbes are the main part of our immune system, especially in the digestive tract, so we are left wide open to infection, disease, unable to withstand environmental stresses that … [Read more...] about Antibiotics Made Irrelevant By Colloidal Silver?