Abortion is Fine, but Nationalism (for the West) is Evil! By Chris Knight

     There is internet controversy at present over the case of a cheerleader who brutally killed her baby, walking free:
  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9926161/cheerleader-brooke-skylar-richardson-baby-death-walks-free-apology/

“THE cheerleader who buried her unwanted baby in her garden was slammed by a judge as she walked free from court on Friday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, from Ohio, US, had been accused of smashing her newborn's skull with a rock days after her prom when she was aged 18. But on Thursday, she was cleared of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment – only being found guilty of gross abuse of a corpse. During sentencing, Judge Donald Oda slammed Richardson for poor choices which may have resulted in the stillbirth of the baby, who she named Annabelle. “I believe if you had made different decisions, Annabelle would still be here,” the judge said. “I think that your choices before birth, during birth and after birth show a grotesque disregard for life.” Judge Donald Oda sentenced Richardson, now 20, to seven days in jail for the corpse abuse charge, but she was credited for time already served. She will instead serve three years of probation – but if she violates this, she can be locked up for up to a year in jail.”

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London Land of the Great PTSD By Richard Miller

     It gets really interesting when multicult knife crime starts to impact upon commerce and capitalism.
  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49647749

“Shop workers are experiencing "severe mental health consequences" as a result of violent store crime, a study says. The report by City, University of London, says a rise in violent retail crime is causing "long-lasting anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder" among workers in the sector. More than 42,000 assaults or threats were recorded in the industry in 2018. Dr Emmeline Taylor, the report's author, says government action is "urgently needed" to protect staff. "All too frequently, shop workers are suffering physical injuries, as well as chronic and life changing mental health consequences of violence, such as long-term anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder," the report states. According to the research, the four main scenarios that lead to violent interactions are: encountering shoplifters, enforcing age-restrictions on the sale of goods, hate-crime related incidents and armed and unarmed robberies.

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Vegans, Vegetables, and Strokes By Mrs Vera West

     Wow, this is something I found hard to believe, but in the interests of truth, I report:
  https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49579820

“People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests. They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. However, it cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle. Diet experts said, whatever people's dietary choice, eating a wide range of foods was best for their health. What does this study add? It analyses data from the EPIC-Oxford study, a major long-term research project looking at diet and health. Half of participants, recruited between 1993 and 2001, were meat-eaters, just over 16,000 vegetarian or vegan, with 7,500 who described themselves as pescatarian (fish-eating). They were asked about their diets, when they joined the study and again in 2010. Medical history, smoking and physical activity were taken into account, Altogether, there were 2,820 cases of coronary heart disease (CHD) and 1,072 cases of stroke - including 300 haemorrhagic strokes, which happen when a weakened blood vessel bursts and bleeds into the brain. The pescatarians were found to have a 13% lower risk of CHD than the meat-eaters, while the vegetarians and vegans had a 22% lower risk. But those on plant-based diets had a 20% higher risk of stroke. The researchers suggested this could be linked to low vitamin B12 levels but said more studies were needed to investigate the connection. It is also possible that the association may have nothing to do with people's diets and may just reflect other differences in the lives of people who do not eat meat.”

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The Return of the Dark Ages: Black Death By Brian Simpson

     The globalists elites and the Left, lust for the total destruction of Western civilisation, which will mean, a collapse of techno-industrial society, and a return to the Dark Ages. I hope they are ready for what is coming, as old favourites like the Black Death are set to ride again, and are already doing training in some Fifth World American cites:
  https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/460442-is-a-dark-ages-disease-the-new-american-plague-threat

“Diseases are reemerging in some parts of America, including Los Angeles County, that we haven’t commonly seen since the Middle Ages. One of those is typhus, a disease carried by fleas that feed on rats, which in turn feed on the garbage and sewage that is prominent in people-packed “typhus zones.” Although typhus can be treated with antibiotics, the challenge is to identify and treat the disease in resistant, hard-to-access populations, such as the homeless or the extremely poor in developing countries. I also believe that homeless areas are at risk for the reemergence of another deadly ancient disease — leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Leprosy involves a mycobacteria (tuberculosis is another mycobacteria) that is very difficult to transmit and very easy to treat with a cocktail of three antibiotics. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 200,000 new cases of leprosy reported in the world every year, with two-thirds of them in India, home to one-third of the world’s poor. The poor are disproportionately affected by this disease because close quarters, poor sanitation, and lack of prompt diagnosis or treatment easily can convert a disease that should be rare to one that is more common. Untreated, Hansen’s disease causes disabilities over time, with the peripheral nerves affected and the fingers and toes becoming numb. Multibacillary Hansen's disease, the more serious version, also causes skin lesions, nodules, plaques and nasal congestion. With eye involvement, corneal ulcers and sometimes blindness can occur.

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Turning Back Time? By Mrs Vera West

     This may be of interest for those of us, facing eternity; experiments with a drug cocktails have allegedly been able to reverse ageing. With controversial topics like this, it is best to quote directly from the research paper, but here are some media summaries:
  https://futurism.com/neoscope/study-drug-cocktail-reverse-genetic-age
  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02638-w
  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/acel.13028

“Epigenetic “clocks” can now surpass chronological age in accuracy for estimating biological age. Here, we use four such age estimators to show that epigenetic aging can be reversed in humans. Using a protocol intended to regenerate the thymus, we observed protective immunological changes, improved risk indices for many age-related diseases, and a mean epigenetic age approximately 1.5 years less than baseline after 1 year of treatment (-2.5-year change compared to no treatment at the end of the study). The rate of epigenetic aging reversal relative to chronological age accelerated from -1.6 year/year from 0–9 month to -6.5 year/year from 9–12 month. The Grim Age predictor of human morbidity and mortality showed a 2-year decrease in epigenetic vs. chronological age that persisted six months after discontinuing treatment. This is to our knowledge the first report of an increase, based on an epigenetic age estimator, in predicted human lifespan by means of a currently accessible aging intervention.”

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A Walk a Day Keeps the Osteoarthritis at Bay! By Mrs Vera West

     In my articles here, I have been encouraging people to keep fit by walking, whatever age, as long as one can still move. Even going out in a wheel chair is something, working on those last remaining upper body muscles. Yes, we of Dad’s Army need to keep in shape for the final battle of Western civilisation, and one would not want to miss it through the odd heart attack, would one? Or out of control osteoarthritis:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-09-a-10-minute-walk-a-day-keeps-osteoarthritis-away.html

“Ironically, a recent study suggests that if you want to manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis, you should consider moving around more. According to the study, which appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, brisk walking for just one hour a week can help people with osteoarthritis maintain their independence and postpone disability.

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Google Suppressing Climate Critiques By Chris Knight

     Big Tech suppression continues, and what should we expect, since that is what they are in the business to do, squash the deplorables and support globalist ideology. Not only have we seen race material, immigration and pro-health material censored, then all conservative approaches, but now, climate change critique as well goes under the chop:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-08-google-discriminates-against-anyone-who-challenges-climate-change.html
  https://www.capitolhilloutsider.com/google-discriminates-against-conservatives-and-climate-skeptics/

“Several months ago, Google quietly released a 32-page white paper, “How Google Fights Disinformation.” That sound good. The problem is that Google not only controls a whopping 92.2% of all online searches. It is a decidedly left-wing outfit, which views things like skepticism of climate alarmism, and conservative views generally, as “disinformation.” The white paper explains how Google’s search and news algorithms operate, to suppress what Google considers disinformation and wants to keep out of educational and public discussions. The algorithms clearly favor liberal content when displaying search results. Generally speaking, they rank and present search results based on the use of so-called “authoritative sources.” The problem is, these sources are mostly “mainstream” media, which are almost entirely liberal. Google’s algorithmic definition of “authoritative” makes liberals the voice of authority. Bigger is better, and the liberals have the most and biggest news outlets. The algorithms are very complex, but the basic idea is that the more other websites link to you, the greater your authority. It is like saying a newspaper with more subscribers is more trustworthy than one with fewer subscribers. This actually makes no sense, but that is how it works with the news and in other domains. Popularity is not authority, but the algorithm is designed to see it that way. This explains why the first page of search results for breaking news almost always consists of links to liberal outlets. There is absolutely no balance with conservative news sources. Given that roughly half of Americans are conservatives, Google’s liberal news bias is truly reprehensible.

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Medicinal Plants: A Source of Anti-Parasitic Secondary Metabolites (for the Collapse) By Mrs Vera West

    This is too difficult to summarise, being a massive volume of information, but with the hard times ahead, every bit of information about off grid medicine will help. There is not much on prepper sites dealing with the issue of parasites, so this could be of interest to readers, given that the modern world is infested with them. Enjoy, if that is the word.
  https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/17/11/12771/htm

Academic Talks to Plants, Plants May Talk Back By James Reed

     This, I suppose, is one of the more amusing things to come from this week’s coverage of the madness of the university: academics talking to plants, and speculating about plant communication:
  https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-researcher-claims-she-can-communicate-with-plants/
  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/style/can-plants-talk.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

“A senior research fellow at Australia’s University of Sydney believes plants are intelligent and can communicate. Monica Gagliano’s personal anecdotes about our CO2-breathing fellow terrestrials include her “being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern” and getting advice from an oak tree … about a grant application. According to The New York Times, “plants have directly shaped [Gagliano’s] experiments and career path.” Some of her published studies conclude that “plants are, to some extent, intelligent” — they can “hear” and even interact. Gagliano realizes her claims may come off as, well, “delusional” and could harm her career. Nevertheless, she says “I want people to realize that the world is full of magic, but not as something only some people can do, or something that is outside of this world. No, it’s all here.” A group of biologists who published a recent study titled “Plants Neither Possess nor Require Consciousness” refers to Gagliano’s views as “a new wave of Romantic biology.” Scientist Heidi Appel said Gagliano “commingl[es] science and spiritual experiences.”

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Seeing the Perils of a Toxic Junk Food Diet By Mrs Vera West

     This story deals with an extreme situation, but it shows what a junk food diet can do to even young people:
  https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/teen-went-partially-blind-after-eating-only-pringles-fries-ham-and-sausage-case-study-1.4574787

“A teenager in the United Kingdom described as a “fussy eater” partially lost his vision due to a strict diet of Pringles, French fries, white bread, processed ham and sausage. A case study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the boy suffered from nutritional optic neuropathy, a dysfunction of the optic nerve cause by a diet low in nutrients required for nerve fibres in the eye to function. The condition can lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated. Researchers at the Bristol Eye Hospital in the U.K. said the boy first visited his family doctor as a 14-year-old with a normal body mass index, but complained of tiredness. His doctor gave him some vitamin B12 injections to treat low levels of the vitamin and suggested some dietary changes.”

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Volcanic Doomsday By Brian Simpson

     My position on global warming; scientifically it does not matter much, as humans can adapt to it. What matters is not to get bogged down in scientific debates, which are always inconclusive, but rather counter the politics. I cannot stress that enough: oppose the politics, as Eric Butler used to say, don’t waste time playing around with the scientists, who are basically paid court jesters. Argue against globalisation even if, everything they say is taken as “true.” No, sorry, global warming as you define it shows exactly the opposite of open borders. If things are that bad, end immigration now, move to an alternative social credit financial system. See how long they talk about global warming then! Yes, they will run in reverse very quickly indeed. The real climate threat to human existence has always been cooling.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-04-a-volcanic-eruption-in-1815-blocked-the-sun-for-a-full-year.html
  https://www.thoughtco.com/the-year-without-a-summer-1773771
  https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/05/26/year-without-a-summer-1816-mount-tambora/84855694/

“As welcome as the fall weather can be when it finally sets in, it’s hard to imagine life without summer, yet that’s exactly what happened back in 1816 – and it could happen again. That year, spring came like it always did, but what followed was a lot closer to winter than summer. Cold temperatures set in, and the sky over many parts of the world was permanently overcast. In the U.S., England, Ireland, France, and other places, the lack of sunlight led to major crop losses and food shortages. The conditions were baffling at the time, but we now know that the chain of events was set off by the biggest volcanic eruption the world had ever seen one year earlier at Mount Tambora in Indonesia. A hundred times stronger than the eruption at Mount St. Helens in 1980, it killed at least 71,000 people. The millions of tons of ash, sulfur dioxide and dust the eruption spewed into the atmosphere caused global temperatures to fall by as much as 3 degrees. New England saw heavy snow in June, with drifts as high as 20 inches, while herbs and vegetables died out because of ice in Philadelphia. Frozen birds reportedly dropped into Canadian streets, while lambs succumbed to exposure. Food riots hit Europe. Food shortages weren’t the only problem; there were also outbreaks of diseases including a typhoid epidemic and mass migration as people sought better living conditions. The disconcerting nature of the sudden shift also led to religious revivals, and the gloomy conditions inspired works of art like the horror novel Frankenstein.

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Attack of the Astonishing, the Amazing, Meth Zombies! By John Steele

     There, I said that the long-awaited zombie apocalypse was happening, but nobody believed me, even in the gun shop!
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7424545/Inside-Queensland-town-seen-350-cent-rise-crime.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

“A once quiet town in rural Queensland has become a haven for criminals - and local residents claim a devastating ice epidemic is to blame. Finch Hatton – a sleepy town in the Mackay Region – has seen a 350 per cent spike in crime in the past six years. Residents are even more on edge after a number of businesses were targeted by thieves, Finch Hatton General Store manager Ashley Jones told Daily Mail Australia. There has been an increase in the number of drug-related arrests in the Finch Hatton division since 2003, Queensland Crime Statistics show. There were 43 drug-related arrests made last year alone - the highest arrest rate in 16 years. Drug offences made up about one-third of all offences in 2018. However, Mackay Crime Prevention Unit Sergeant Nigel Dalton said the increase was due to police takin a more proactive approach rather than an increase in drug-use. 'From the drug detectives' point of view, it's business as usual.'”

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It Can Happen Here Too! By Mrs Vera West

     A South African doctor told a pregnant woman that the foetus is human and that abortion therefore would kill it. He gets sacked. It could happen here in Australia just as easily. But, if the doctor sang the praises of abortion, why, nothing would happen. That is business as usual:
  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctor-forbidden-to-practice-medicine-after-telling-patient-a-fetus-is-a-human

“August 30, 2019 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) — A South African doctor is facing charges of unprofessional conduct after telling a woman scientific facts about unborn children. According to Sowetan Live, Jacques de Vos allegedly told a patient that "a foetus is a human" and claimed that abortion kills a human. After de Vos stated these scientific facts, his employment was terminated and he was prohibited from practising medicine. De Vos is now facing four charges of unprofessional conduct from the Health Professions Council of South Africa at an inquiry which has commenced this week. According to the report, de Vos allegedly "infringed" the patient's "autonomy with his anti-abortion utterances." "Based On Ideology, Not Scientific Fact" SPUC Education and Research Director, Dr Anthony McCarthy described the charges as "based on ideology, not scientific fact." Dr McCarthy said: "From a scientific point of view, the question of when a new human life begins is relatively uncontroversial. Human life begins at fertilisation as a single cell. Conception marks a change from cells produced by the father and mother, to a cell with a complete human genome that constitutes a new human being." He continued: "The unborn life in the womb is undoubtedly human, and the evidence for this is overwhelming. As the parents are human — belonging to the species Homo sapiens — and the embryo is oriented to growing up just like them, the new living being is also human. That new life is obviously both very young and very small, but is no less human than we are now. "From a scientific and medical standpoint, the facts stated by Jacques de Vos are undoubtedly true."

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Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much? By Mrs Vera West

     I have often wondered why slices of A4 paper cut through my skin like a razor. That is one question. The next is why such cuts hurt so much? If you have wondered about this, wonder no more:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-10-why-do-paper-cuts-hurt-so-much.html

“Dr. Hayley Goldbach, a resident dermatologist at UCLA Health, shared that paper cuts seem more painful compared to other types of injuries because they mostly happen on your fingers. She added that while humans have nerve endings all over the body, areas with refined movement and sensation, such as your lips or the tips of your fingers, have a high density of nerve endings. These nerve endings (or nociceptors) send signals to your brain about various things that can cause a break in your skin, like extremely hot or cold temperatures or chemicals. Nociceptors are found throughout the body: in your bones, internal organs, joints, muscles, and skin. These pain receptors are crucial to how you feel and react to pain. A nociceptor’s major function is to respond to damage to the body by sending signals to your spinal cord and the brain. These complex pain signals send information about the location and intensity of the painful stimuli. This allows the human brain to fully process the pain then send communication back to block further pain signals. Why do paper cuts hurt so much? When you get a paper cut elsewhere on the body, like your back, it won’t hurt as much as a paper cut on a finger because the former has a lower density of nerve endings compared to the latter. Paper cuts also cause so much pain because you rely on your hands for various daily tasks. The constant pressure on the cut delays the healing process. The paper itself is one reason why these tiny cuts cause a lot of pain. Paper may seem smooth but if you look at it under a microscope, you will see it has jagged edges. The serrated edge of a single sheet of paper can slice your skin before you even realize it and leave a jagged cut. Since paper is made from cotton, wood pulp, and other fibers, inflammatory material can be left behind in the cut, which can make it hurt more.”

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Eat More Microplastics, They Are Truly the Plastic Fantastic! By Uncle Len, Lover of Fine Plastic And All Things Hydrocarbon

     This story got me so hungry that I broke off a bit more plastic to eat. Wait, I will bring readers up to date. There are so many families dumpster diving now, that to survive needed another food source. So, I took up eating plastic. What, you say, Uncle Len, you are not an insect, how can you survive on plastic alone? But, I am not alone, for we all are eating heaps of plastic and doing fine too:
  https://www.msn.com/en-au/health/medical/we-eat-a-credit-card-worth-of-plastic-a-week-do-water-filters-help/ar-AAGkuJt?ocid=NL_ENAU_A2_20190829_8_2

“A new review by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that the potential health risks from consuming microplastics in our drinking water are not yet known. Microplastics are “ubiquitous” in the food we eat and in drinking water, both bottled and tap, the report said. Australian research revealed in June that, on average, we could ingest about five grams of plastic every week which is the equivalent weight of a credit card. However, the health impact is unclear and requires further research. “We urgently need to know more about the health impact of microplastics because they are everywhere – including in our drinking-water,” says Dr Maria Neira, director of the Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health at WHO. “Based on the limited information we have, microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to pose a health risk at current levels. But we need to find out more. We also need to stop the rise in plastic pollution worldwide.” Associate Professor Duncan McGillivray from the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland said we are more exposed to microplastics than we think.

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Foetus in Fetu By Brian Simpson

     Science and the bizarre … did you call me?
  https://www.livescience.com/teens-twin-found-inside-adbomen-fetus-in-fetu.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190829-ls

“A teenager in India was discovered to have a bizarre mass of bone, teeth and "hairy cheesy material" in her abdomen, according to a new report of the case. It was her own "twin" growing inside her, the result of an extremely rare condition called "fetus in fetu." The 17-year-old went to the doctor after developing a lump in her abdomen that had been gradually increasing in size over the last five years, according to the report, published Aug. 12 in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The teen told doctors that she sometimes experienced abdominal pain and a feeling of fullness, even when she had not eaten much food. A CT scan revealed that the teen had a large mass in her abdomen that appeared to contain multiple bones "resembling the shape of vertebrae, ribs and long bones," the authors wrote. Doctors diagnosed the teen with fetus in fetu, a condition that is estimated to occur in only about 1 in 500,000 people worldwide.”

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The Collapse of Techno Industrial Civilisation, with No Mention of Climate Change By James Reed

     Most of those collapseologists who argue that the number is up for techno-industrial civilisation make use of global warming nonsense. But that is hardly going to bring the temple down, maybe make a few plants grow. However, there are those who reject global warming but still see the end as nigh, and Natural News is along these lines, having many critiques of global warming, but still publishing searching articles like this one:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-29-the-decline-of-industrial-civilization-has-already-begun.html

“Experts insist that the decline of industrial civilization has already begun, and its signs all echo the events that happened in the past, albeit with some differences. Notice how every single civilization and empire in the past had collapsed – Chinese, Egyptians, Incas, Greeks, Mayans, Mongols, and Romans? These civilizations showed common “symptoms” or trends during their decline: the destruction of the natural world, depletion of crucial resources (water, fertile soil, forests, etc.), famine, overpopulation, financial crisis, inequality, social and political unrest, invasion or war, and disease. Sound familiar? Indeed, these things are already happening today, and at an alarming rate. Our global industrial system currently has no room for expansion, the natural world is in crisis, and the logistics that keep our civilization running are now so complex that they are more fragile than ever.

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It Pays to Get to ‘em Young By Mrs Vera West

     It looks like the gender agenda really begins in the womb nowadays, that is, if there are any births at all:
  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9767115/outrage-six-year-olds-sent-home-with-graphic-safer-sex-instructions-aussie-school/

“SIX-year-old kids were sent home with extremely graphic “safer sex” instructions – including advice on lubricants – by an Australian school. Education bosses have apologised to horrified parents after young pupils received letters alluding to genital warts, syphilis, and even vaginal, anal and oral sex, after a viral skin infection outbreak. An outraged dad of a year one student at Ipswich West State School, west of Brisbane, told news.com.au that he and his wife were "absolutely mortified" to read the "safer sex" tips in the note sent home last Friday. Youngsters were handed information about an outbreak of molluscum contagiosum, a generally harmless condition that commonly affects children, at the school. The viral infection affects the skin – appearing as small clusters of spots – and is most often found in the armpit, behind the knees or on the groin, according to the NHS. It can be transmitted between children during contact sports, or by sharing personal items like towels. And, the infection can be spread between adults during sex – as pointed out in the Queensland Health fact sheet, sent home with pupils alongside the Ipswich school’s letter warning of the outbreak. It says that “lesions around the genitals can transmit the virus through sexual contact”.”

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Grey Hair, or No Hair, Black Iron By John Steele

     For older men, who have been subjected to a decade by decade crash of testosterone, there is an alternative to hormone replacement, which could make the old prostate even worse. Exercise may be just what the doctor did not order, and not just any type of exercise, weight training, pumping iron, even if the iron will be pretty puny. Better puny than not at all:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-22-resistance-training-provides-amazing-benefits.html

“A Finnish study demonstrated that people over 65 years of age enjoy better overall health after taking up resistance training at least once a week. Interestingly, the participants did not need to work out very often to enjoy the benefits of physical exercise. Once-a-week sessions of resistance training sufficed to enhance various aspects of their health throughout the trial. Bi-weekly workouts achieved the best effects. Furthermore, people with poorer health derived the greatest amount of health benefits from physical exercise. Older people who did resistance training every week experienced increases in muscular strength. They also displayed improvements in their cardiac health, cholesterol and inflammatory levels, and systolic blood pressure. Last but not least, their mental health also improved. “We found that individuals who were close to having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, or high levels of inflammation improved the most after our 9-month training program,” remarked University of Jyvaskyla researcher Dr. Simon Walker. “Training two or three times per week didn’t provide greater benefit in these individuals.” 

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White Death: Sugar By Mrs Vera West

     There is a very good article at the New York Times detailing the politics behind how the blame for ill health was shifted from sugar to fat. But now the truth is slowly starting to seep out. It is worth quoting from the article since for some magic reason I never hit the pay wall, so I am like a kid in a lolly shop … oops, wrong metaphor:
  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/well/eat/how-the-sugar-industry-shifted-blame-to-fat.html

“The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry. “They were able to derail the discussion about sugar for decades,” said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at U.C.S.F. and an author of the JAMA Internal Medicine paper. The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat and heart disease. The studies used in the review were handpicked by the sugar group, and the article, which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, minimized the link between sugar and heart health and cast aspersions on the role of saturated fat.”

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