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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vitamin D RDA Too Low, by Ten Fold

vitaminD copyA calculation error may have skewed the vitamin D recommendations by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS),  Institute of Medicine (IOM). They are far too low, by a factor of ten, say researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University. Researchers submitted a letter of challenge, published in the journalNutrients, which confirmed a calculation error that was also noted by other investigators using a data set from a different population.
Dr. Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H., adjunct professor at UC San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health said his group confirmed findings published by Dr. Paul Veugelers from the University of Alberta School of Public Health, which were reported last October in the same journal.
“Both these studies suggest that the IOM underestimated the requirement substantially,” said Garland. “The error has broad implications for public health regarding disease prevention and achieving the stated goal of ensuring that the whole population has enough vitamin D to maintain bone health.”
The recommended intake of vitamin D specified by the IOM is 600 IU/day through age 70 years, and 800 IU/day for older ages. “Calculations by us and other researchers have shown that these doses are only about one-tenth those needed to cut incidence of diseases related to vitamin D deficiency,” Garland explained.
Robert Heaney, M.D., of Creighton University, wrote: “We call for the NAS-IOM and all public health authorities concerned with transmitting accurate nutritional information to the public to designate, as the RDA, a value of approximately 7,000 IU/day from all sources.” Garland noted, “This intake is well below the upper level intake specified by IOM as safe for teens and adults, 10,000 IU/day.”
1. Heaney, R.P. et al. 2015. Letter to Veugelers, P.J. and Ekwaru, J.P., A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients 2014, 6, 4472–4475; doi:10.3390/nu6104472 URL:
2. Veugelers, P.J. et al. 2014. A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D. Nutrients 2014, 6(10), 4472-4475; doi:10.3390/nu6104472 URL:

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Thyme: An an herb with multiple beneficial uses!

March is traditionally noted as Women's Health Month.  Generally NHN often encourages you to uses thermography and ultrasound for best breast cancer screening because of the risk of developing cancer from mammogram.

This herb and of course many others can be helpful to you if you are concerned with breast cancer.

Thyme was used during the embalming process in Ancient Egypt and as incense for temples in Ancient Greece. According to writer Maud Grieve, the Romans used thyme to flavor up alcoholic beverages. (1)

Hippocrates, also known as “the father of medicine” noted thyme as an amazing culinary herb that can be grown in gardens and gathered in countrysides. In one of his documents, he mentioned the therapeutic uses of thyme in treating respiratory diseases and conditions. (1)

Strongest antioxidant known to man

Today, we see many people touting the benefits of essential oils and their ability to manage stress levels, boost mood, deal with specific pain, and fight off any infections. (2)

The essential oils of thyme support body systems and are the strongest known antioxidants. Thyme contains a large amount (between 20% to 54%) of thymol, which is a naturally occurring compound, biocides, that can destroy harmful organisms. Additionally, when thymus is used in conjunction with other biocides, such as carvacrol (Oregano), the antimicrobial attributes are incredibly strong. (1)

The leaves, flowers, and oil of thyme are most commonly used by people for conditions such as bedwetting, diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough (including whooping cough), bronchitis, flatulence, and as a diuretic. (1)

But did you know that thyme could also be an effective anti-cancer remedy, especially breast cancer?

Shows promising treatment for breast cancer

Breast cancer is less prevalent in Greek women than American women. Thyme has been used as a staple in Mediterranean cooking, which is possibly why Greek women experience less than half the incidence of breast cancer. (2)

According to the journal Nutrition and Cancer, researchers from Celal Bayar University in Turkey conducted a study to see what effect wild thyme might have on breast cancer cells, especially how wild thyme affected cell death and epigenetic events in breast cancer cells. (1)

Researchers in this study confirmed that wild thyme induced cell death in the breast cancer cells, noting that wild thyme “may be a promising candidate in the development of novel therapeutic drugs for breast cancer treatment.”

Proven to kill 98% of breast cancer cells

In as little as 72 hours of in vitro breast cancer treatment, thyme essential oil was able to kill 98% in human breast cancer cells (MCF-7) with a concentration of only 0.05%. However, if concentrations were used as low as 0.01%, thyme essential oil still was able to kill 40% of breast cancer cells.

In other studies, thyme essential oil has also proven successful in treating oral and ovarian cancer. If you’re struggling with skin issues, digestive woes, yeast infection, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, or circulation, then thyme essential oil may be of benefit to you as well. (1)

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Thanks to Raw Food World.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

More Vaccine Insanity, Hypo-crazy

Crazy! Yes! And no question about it.

Here we have the CDC funding National City and County Employee Associations to make their end run around personal exemptions for vaccines. The goal is to get these organizations to call an end to any exemptions for vaccines.  Forced medication against your will, denying your right of informed consent while millions are funneled to Big PhRMA: Sounds as if your government is working against you.
*Fundamental Right to Decline Vaccines is in Jeopardy in Many States!*

*Join Washington, Oregon and Maryland in successfully defending **the right to make informed, voluntary decisions about vaccinations.*  Legislative committees all across the country are considering bills to restrict the legal right to make voluntary choices about vaccinations but you can stop them. *Whether you advocate for or against the use of vaccines, NHFA urges you to stand up *for your right to be in charge of your family's health care, including making informed, voluntary health care decisions for yourself or your children and choosing to use no vaccines, a few vaccines, or all government recommended vaccines.

While this forced vaccination (mind you - vaccination IS NOT immunization) plan is in the works just remember that the government health agencies had a complete record of the adverse effects and great harm done to infants, children, and adults.

Adult Vaccination Plan from HHS

You can find an extensive report on informed consent in the archives of herbalYODA Says!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

More on the negative impact of Electronic Health Records

I appreciate Dr. Tenpenny's words on the behalf of health.  I have held this out for years as well and have been encouraging people to get a clear understanding of this issue.  

by Dr Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began a program to entice doctors and hospitals to incorporate the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). The carrot? The promise of convenience, coordinated care, fewer medical errors, more efficient office visits, faster billing, improved access to medical records. Oh yeah, and they were told, “If you want to get paid, you must convert and bill electronically.”

The EHR programs were costly. The set up and implementation fees, which could be $30,000 or more, were required foreach physician in a practice. Therefore, the government offered two incentive programs to encourage participation. The Medicare EHR Incentive Program offered to pay up to $44,000 over 5 years to cover the cost to implement a specific type of EHR, one that was certified to store and easily transfer structured data. The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, offered to pay up to $63,750 over six years. In exchange, providers had to prove they were using the EHRs in a “meaningful way,” now simply referred to as “meaningful use”, or MU.

To date, more than 400,000 providers have adopted EHRs and are “meaningfully using” them. The sheer cost of the mandate, even with the incentives, forced many doctors to leave private practice and become hospital employees.  They are now told how to practice medicine by administrators, insurance companies and the government. Once part of the system, doctors were forced to comply with EHR use and follow the MU criteria.

The CMS incentive programs came with a stipulation: data must be reported back to CMS. In 2014, providers had to meet the Stage 1 requirements, which included documenting 18 objectives, 13 were required and 5 were could be selected from a menu of 9 criteria. Beginning in 2015, the number of core objectives increased to 20 and physicians are now required to report 9 out of 64 total clinical quality measures (CQMs).  Here is a sort list of CQMs reported to the government:
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Failure
  • Ischemic Vascular Disease
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Vaccination Status
  • Asthma
  • Adult Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Breast Cancer
One of the Stage 2 meaningful use core objectives is that hospitals and providers must electronically send your immunization data to a public health registry or to the immunization information system (data banks). In other words, if the state’s system can accept vaccine records, the data must be sent.
So, what happens if doctors and hospitals do not comply with these reporting requirements? Beginning in 2015, and each subsequent year, Medicare and Medicaid will decrease reimbursement by 1% per year, up to a maximum of 5% per year.

The EHR has turned out to be very different than advertised. Big Government, Big Data and Big Health Insurance promised convenience, efficiency and coordinated care. What are they instead? A Big Fat Lie. The truth is, these systems were created to spy on billing, collect data on patients and put government in control of doctors. They have nothing to do with improving patient care.

Your doctors may not have known how bad the government-mandated EHRs were going to be when they enrolled in 2011,  but certainly they know how bad they are now.

Is it any wonder that, according to projections by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the nation anticipates a shortage more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and 130,000 physicians by 2025? In a recent survey 1,527 physicians, 61 percent would not encourage a career in the medical field due to the impact of decreasing reimbursements, billing and collection hassles lifestyle choices. (And I would add, doctors are leaving due to fear of government retribution and the loss of the doctor-patient relationship.)

I actually saw this coming. 

In 2002, Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center made the hard decision to opt-out of Medicare and Medicaid participation. A clerical error could trigger a medicare audit, and the penalties for innocent mistakes could be staggering – $10,000 per infraction and up to 10 years in jail. And I knew that, eventually, the government would use EHRs to collect every possible statistic on every single person.
That’s why we still use paper records.  We protect your privacy… and we do not administer vaccines.

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