Monday, February 19, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: badcancer, badclimate, badmedicine, badscience, junkscience, medical journals, medical science, peer review, rational, science, science clowns, science journals, scientific fraud, scientific papers, skeptics (Natural News) Much of what gets published in so-called “science journals” or “medical journals” is actually complete “bulls##t,” warn many observers. Brendan D. Murphy has authored a spectacular piece published by Waking Times, offering astonishing details in support of that notion. His full article is reprinted here. Find the original at this link. See more work by Brendan Murphy at BrendanMurphy.net. WHY SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW IS A SHAM In recent years the defects in the peer review system have been the subject of a profusion of critical editorials and studies in the literature. It is high time that the world took heed of what the critics are saying, not least of all because of the medical … [Read more...] about Science is BROKEN, and the peer-review process produces “utter bulls##t” parading around as real science
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(Natural News) As some people continue to deny that there is a link between autism spectrum disorder and mercury, a pair of new studies have now been added to the growing pile of evidence illustrating just how wrong they are.The research involved meta-analysis of studies investigating the link between mercury and autism spectrum disorder that were carried out over the past 12 years. This type of study is highly advantageous as it allows researchers to consolidate vast piles of research, which can often be complex and even conflicting.The first meta-analysis, which was carried out by researchers from the Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in Iran, was focused specifically on mercury. The second one, which was conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences researchers, looked at mercury as well as other heavy metals like lead. In both cases, cutting-edge statistical techniques were used to yield unbiased results.These meta-analyses investigated the mercury levels in various … [Read more...] about More research confirms: There is definitely a link between autism and mercury
A systematic review is a form of analysis that medical researchers carry out to synthesize all the available evidence on a particular question, such as how effective a drug is. A meta-analysis is a type of systematic review. Instead of drawing a conclusion from a single study, a meta-analysis looks at numerous studies for the answer. It pools numerical analyses from studies of similar design. A meta-analysis can also form part of a further systematic review. A panel of experts usually leads the researchers who carry out a systematic review. There are set protocols for the detailed search and analysis of the medical literature. A systematic review is considered a high form of evidence. The conclusions contribute to the formation of a medical consensus on the best form of treatment. The findings also inform policies set by state healthcare systems, such as whether they should fund a new drug. Clinical guidelines lay out the treatment choices to be followed by health care … [Read more...] about What is a Systematic Review or Meta-analysis in Medical Research?
The news headlines have been full of accusations of bad science, fraud, and scandal in the world of medical research lately. In fact, one researcher published a paper showing that, statistically, there is a greater than 50-percent chance that any given scientific study is wrong. Yet we increasingly rely on scientific studies to advance our knowledge in the fields of both conventional medicine and alternative health. Documented and reproducible scientific studies are there to help us sort the wheat from the chaff in the oftentimes contradictory world of health claims, and they can provide us with more reliable data than anecdote or folklore. Fudging the Figures In 2005 epidemiologist John Ioannidis’ research led him to the astonishing conclusion that “most claimed research findings are false.” Researcher bias, “manipulation in the analysis or reporting of findings,” whether intentional or subconscious, plays a key role in skewing the validity of … [Read more...] about Bad Science
I was born and bred in a western country but I have spent a lot of my adult years travelling around Asia, mainly south-east Asia. One of the many things I have noticed is that most Asian women do not get cellulite. (it is very rare) Another thing I noticed is that there isn’t really much of gym culture there yet very few people are fat, obesity is very low compared to western countries, however, it is rising! This made me curious, what is different between Asian and western lifestyles? I will explore what I have observed in this post and how it could be potentially causing an increase in cellulite. Disclaimer – this post is not backed by any studies that I am aware of, just my observations so take them how ever you want. I did a bit of research on cellulite there seems to be a lot of speculation as to what causes it and how to get rid of cellulite but very little in the way of peer reviewed studies. Less Meat In The Asian Diet The first thing to … [Read more...] about Asian Women Do Not Suffer From Cellulite
Heart disease remains the leading killer in the United States, and annually is responsible for around 800,000 deaths every year. Most of this is due to the processes of plaque building up inside the walls and to atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries. What happens is that the arteries are so narrow and the plaque build-up so great that blood flow is completely blocked. When this happens, people can suffer from a heart attack which is sometimes fatal. In other words, the stakes here are very high. That is why searching for ways — especially natural ones like adding pomegranate to the diet – are so incredibly important. There is a definitely genetic component to heart disease development (in other words, it can run in families due to parents passing on a tendency towards this condition to their children). However, much of what causes heart disease is lifestyle. This can include a sedentary lifestyle, unmanaged stress, and a diet high in saturated or trans … [Read more...] about Ways to Clean Your Arteries with One Simple Fruit
Spirulina is a blue-green algae long valued by naturopaths for its healing properties.Active chemicals in this remarkable algae called zeaxanthinsare similar to the compound beta-carotene found in carrots and have been shown to promote eye health. It has also been linked to strengthening the immune system through increasing the white blood cell count and stimulating antibodiesand has been shown toenhance brain function and promoteliver health. In fact, a recent Chinese study found that supplementation with a combination of spirulina and Vitamin C reduced enzymatic activity linked to liver damage. This last study concluded that the benefits to the liver were due to its anti-oxidant properties. The study discussed below also used these properties, but to different effect. Spirulina’s Cancer-Fighting Properties Thisnewest discovery about Spirulina’s medicinal propertiesmay be the most exciting yet. In the March-April 2014 publication of the peer-reviewed Annals of … [Read more...] about Top Ways Spirulina Reduce The Risk Pancreatic Cancer Risk
The Real Motive For My Articles Now I will tell you why I am taking the time to write this ongoing series of articles. I am a person who has been far down the proverbial “rabbit hole.” I am not talking about drugs. Drug experiences would be mundane and very limited compared to what I am referring to. All I can do is offer you what I have seen. We are all striving to do what we can to heal the world, or at least our part of it, and there is a lot to heal (understatement). My thought is that maybe if we share information, whatever our experiences have been and what we have learned, our chances of success in averting planetary catastrophe could improve. I want to help make people aware that we are not as helpless as we are supposed to believe. With that in mind, I will share with you what I hope will be practical observations that can encourage you to explore in deeper ways, and have more faith and appreciation for yourself, … [Read more...] about Love, Mind, Consciousness and the “Real” World
In my opinion, one of the greatest threats to our health and wellbeing comes from something that has become commonplace today: Wireless Internet connections. Nowadays, pretty much everyone and every business has a wireless connection, so learning how to live in this new wireless world safely is becoming mandatory. I think going without a wireless connection is a foregone conclusion, as we have become very comfortable being able to use our devices anywhere, and anytime without the inconvenience of having to be plugged into the wall. With some thoughtful planning, it is possible to drastically minimize our daily exposure and greatly eliminate this wireless threat to our health. Wireless devices emit microwave radiation. Our modern modems and wireless devices use this radiation to communicate with each other through the air. This radiation can pass through wood, concrete, and metal. Obviously, these microwaves have no problem passing right through our bodies. There now exist literally … [Read more...] about The Top 3 Ways to Protect Yourself From the Negative Effects of Wi-Fi
Influenza (flu) season is here. The media and CDC have been heavily pushing the influenza vaccine for over a month already. However, research has shown that this year’s flu shot is extremely toxic, ineffective and unsafe! Did you know that the 2013-2014 influenza vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury? The vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than the safety limit for drinking water! Did you know that infant and pediatric flu deaths were on the decline until 2003 when the pediatric influenza vaccine was introduced? After that, the pediatric death rate skyrocketed! Before you choose to vaccinate yourself and your children, get the facts about the influenza vaccine. I have recently written several articles on the problems and dangers of the flu shot. Read here about why the flu shot is more dangerous than the flu. You can also read here about how the media-reported flu deaths have been hyped up in order to scare people into … [Read more...] about Influenza Vaccine Facts They Don’t Want You to Know!