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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Cystitis. Why Homeopathic treatment is best

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. The condition is often referred to as a ‘urinary tract infection’ or UTI. NHS Choices says it can be caused by not emptying your bladder properly, for example, because of pregnancy or an enlarged prostate, damage or irritation around the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body), bacteria being transferred from the anus to the urethra, for example, during sex.

The symptoms of cystitis are well known:
  •     an urgent and frequent need to urinate
  •     pain or stinging when urinating
  •     pain in the bladder

NHS Choices says that the symptoms of mild cystitis “usually clear up without treatment within a few days”. It offers several ‘self-help’ treatments, such as:
  • painkillers like Paracetamol and Ibuprofen, which “can reduce pain and discomfort” but then tells you to read the information leaflet because of the dangers of doing so!
  • drinking plenty of water is often recommended as a treatment for cystitis
  • avoiding alcohol.
  • refrain from having sex.
  • using ‘urine alkanising agents’, such as sodium bicarbonate or potassium citrate, for a short period to relieve pain when urinating.
However, NHS Choices warns that “there is currently a lack of clinical evidence for their effectiveness”. 

When the symptoms of Cystitis become more severe, or when it recurs regularly, Antibiotic drugs are then prescribed, with all their inherent dangers.


Important Note
Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. It treats the individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease. The distinction is important, and if you wish to read more about this, click on the chapter “Illness Diagnosis” above.

In acute cases of bladder infection, the following homeopathic remedies are the most commonly used and effective:

Useful at the beginning of a bladder infection, when the symptoms come on very suddenly.

Perhaps the best known remedy for bladder infections. People needing this remedy have burning, scalding pains during urination, with a constant, frequent, often overwhelming urge to urinate, but only able to pass it drop by drop.

Apis Mel
Severe, hot burning pains, especially when passing urine. Urge to pass urine frequently to prevent leakage.  Often used when Cantharis is indicated but does not help.

Severe pain during and at the end of urination; can urinate only in dribbles. Often a crusty urinary sediment.

Nux Vomica
Symptoms come on after over-indulgence, drugs or alcohol. There is pain before or during urination.

Flow is slow to start; may be back pain before urination which goes away afterwards; may need to pass urine during night

Nux Vom
For cutting, burning pains, where little urine is passed and you feel chilly and irritable

Passes urine frequently, symptoms worse when lying down. Involuntary passing of urine  mainly at night, when coughing, passing wind.  Burning sensation during or after urination

For cystitis after intercourse.

Thursday 22 May 2014

Diabetes Drugs. So you think these are helping you?

Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. One of the main reasons for this is that diabetes is a direct 'side-effect' of many conventional drugs and treatments. Yet, far from having done enough damage, the conventional medical establishment gives us more drugs to treat the disease.

So what are these drugs like? What 'side-effects', or more accurately, what diseases, do diabetes drugs cause?

The dangers of the diabetes Avandia were so serious the drug was eventually banned in the UK and Europe in 2010. I have written about Avandia in previous blogs, and if you want to know the dangers of this drug, click the links here:

Avandia. Still on sale! (July 2010).

Avandia is banned (September 2010).

Avandia. Still on sale! (April 2011).

Another diabetes drug, Actos, has more recently been banned in India, German and France - because it is known to cause bladder cancer, congestive heart failure and death. It is, to the best of my knowledge, still on sale in the rest of the world! Indeed, Actos has been one of the world's most widely prescribed drugs for Type 2 diabetes. But it increases the risk of bladder cancer, the manufacturer knew this, and were fined $9bn by the USA courts for withholding the information!

And it is not just Avandia and Actos. In this blog, "Diabetes Drugs. The cost to our health", in May 2013) I described the harm caused by drugs called Victoza, Byetta, Nesina and Januvia.

The Agora Health website said this about the diabetes drug, Victoza, which was found to cause a rare kind of thyroid cancer, and pancreatitis, and could therefore be deadly.

“Victoza proved to be so dangerous that, in 2012, the FDA received a petition asking that the agency remove it from the market immediately. Even though Victoza "puts patients at higher risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis (and) serious allergic reactions", the FDA denied this request... as expected! 

And in July 2013, I wrote this blog, "Diabetes. Are patients better off with, or without these conventional drugs".

So perhaps we might expect that our drug regulators might be expected to be more cautious when approving new Big Pharma drugs! Not a bit of it!

Recently, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved yet another diabetes drug that is riddled with serious and harmful ‘side effects’ - that is the drug causes disease!

Another Avandia? Another Actos? Probably. And the drug, called Tanzeum, will probably kill as many people as its predecessors before any action will be taken to protect patients. Tanzeum, a drug that has to be injected into the bloodstream, is designed to mimic a hormone that causes the pancreas to release insulin.

Drug Regulators, like the FDA in the USA, and MHRC in the UK, are aware of the dangers, but they take no action. 

Agora Health warned (in April 2014) about another diabetes drug, Invokana, and described it as a drug to be avoided, and outlined the futile efforts to ban it

“In typical FDA fashion, it's allowing GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the maker of Tanzeum, to conduct a 15-year study for a rare kind of cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma that could be linked to Tanzeum. You read that right - 15 years! 

So GSK will also report back to the FDA about the heart risks of Tanzeum, but not, of course, until the drug has been causing disease, and killing people, for a very long time!

So are there any diabetes drug not mentioned in this list? There probably are lots more. But would you want to take the chance that these are any safer? It is not the wise option. We all need to learn from experience. Conventional medical drugs do not just cause 'side-effects', they cause disease and death!

The End of Conventional Medicine

The end of conventional medicine is getting ever closer. The time is rapidly coming when the conventional drugs and vaccines that we have all become used to, and considered for so long to be ‘life saving’, will no longer be available. They will all have been deemed ineffective, or just too dangerous.

So have you decided yet what you will do when your doctor tells you that all his/her drugs are not fit for purpose, that they are too dangerous to our health, that their medicine cupboard is bare?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have been telling us for some time that these drugs are reaching the end of their useful life, and that no new ones are in the pipeline. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), admitted recently that antibiotics have been so over-used that they are now almost completely useless against 'super strains' of bacterial infection. Superbugs are the result, and conventional medicine has no answer to these.

The same warning have come from Sally Davies, the UK's Chief Medical Officer, who said:

“... the rise in antibiotic-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding."

When such stalwarts of the Conventional Medical Establishment (who usually stick together, and deny such problems when they are raised) begin to announce these imminent disasters we can all be assured that something is going disastrously wrong with the drug-based medicine, that has dominated health care for the last century and more. 

So what does this mean - for anyone who is not already searching for safer, and more effective medical treatment?

It means, in effect, that operations now considered as ‘routine’ will become impossible to carry out, and minor cuts and grazes will become potentially life-threatening. 

Infections are becoming immune to antibiotics. And antibiotics have, in any case, nurtured a whole array of new ‘superbugs’ which are already resistant to them. 

And it is worth noting that no new antibiotic has been developed for 50 years, and there are non in the pipeline. 

It would appear that drug companies are not interested in developing new antibiotics. Big Pharma have calculated that they make more money by developing new drugs for diseases that are now reaching epidemic proportions - like drugs for diabetes, for cancer, for heart disease, for dementia and for lowering cholesterol.

Drug companies, after all, are in the business for making money. Making us better has never been their priority!

That is why they are always keen to hide from us, from patients particularly, the potentially lethal “side-effects” of their drugs and vaccines. David Healy, Professor in Psychological Medicine at the Cardiff University School of Medicine, has commented on this, and the fact that drug companies often simply refuse to publish the full science that (supposedly) supports their use, both in terms of safety and effectiveness.

And drug regulators, as we too often see, are doing little about this situation. Set up to protect patients from dangerous drugs, they appear to be more intent on protecting the Big Pharma from losing profitable drugs. 

For example, one patient in the US was recently awarded $9 billion compensation after he developed bladder cancer from taking the diabetes drug, Actos. Apparently, the drug company knew about the link between this diabetes drug and bladder cancer, but had withheld the information from patients, and indeed, from doctors too. In the interests of sales and profits, they expect patients to add cancer to diabetes to their list of diseases.

France has banned Actos as it causes bladder cancer. Does this mean that French people are more susceptible to the drug than people in the rest of the world? No! It means that other drug regulators apparently do not care that the drug causes bladder cancer!

And the mainstream media companies, whose job it is to tell us about such things, do likewise. This is because our ‘Free’ Press, and even public service broadcasters, like the BBC, are not telling us about what is happening within the conventional medical system, or what their treatments are doing to our health:
  • even when, as in this case, the evidence comes out through the public courts
  • even when a drug company is found guilty of deceit
  • even when they are fined a massive amount of money. 
And our media certainly does not investigate the issues when they do arise (or cannot be hidden). All they do is to invite conventional medical ‘experts’ to pour balm of the problem, and to tell us that we do not have to worry, that all is well.

So, the Media is failing to tell us that conventional medicine is failing. As a result, the imminence of it’s downfall is likely to be an immense surprise for most people.

In short, we all going to need to come up with alternatives to conventional drugs and vaccines. The reason is not just that the drugs and vaccines we now rely on have been proven to be either ineffective, or too dangerous to use. It is because there are alternatives available, and these alternatives are both safer, and more effective. The result is a public that is not well informed. 
  • They are not asked, by doctors, by the NHS, by drug regulators, by the media, by government, to question the adverse reactions of drugs and vaccines, and whether they wish to put themselves at risk by taking them. 
  • Too many people are outside the privileged few who know about safer, scientifically proven, natural cures and preventative treatments that will protect from disease, and treat it successful.
  • To many people simply taking the drugs and vaccines, and succumb to chronic disease; becoming a statistic in the epidemic rise of diseases like ADHD, Cancer, Autism, Alzheimers, Diabetes, Heart Disease, et al.
And have you noticed that the Big Pharma industry is being ‘re-organised’? Pfizer has been proposing to take over AstraZemica? Other drug companies are busy exchanging parts of their business in order to ‘focus’ on a particular area of health care. 

Does this mean an expansion of a successful business? No, we are watching the travails of a declining, contracting industry, an industry whose drugs and vaccines are failing, and have been failing for decades. And an industry which has no safe or effective drugs or vaccines to take their place. 

When Big Pharma lose their industrial and financial muscle (which at the moment is considerable), they lose their ability to bribe our doctors, to infiltrate drug regulation agencies, to control the mainstream media, and to hold our governments to ransom. 

Then, and only then, Big Pharma will become a part of our past, and we will look back at the latter half of the 20th Century, and the first part of the 21st Century, and wonder why we were so foolish as to go down this rather unsuccessful and dangerous aberration in health care, that significantly harmed humanity. 

Yet today, the demise of conventional medicine is going to come as a shock to many people. Soon we will all have to look for alternative medical therapies. When we do, we will all discover just how dangerous our commitment to conventional drugs and vaccines has been, especially over the last 50-60 years of ‘free’ NHS medicine. 

We will have to learn quickly that we must no longer place our trust and confidence in medicine that fights against the natural immunity of our body, but find therapies that seek to support it.

Ultimately, placing our reliance on our natural immunity, and medical therapies that supports it, is the only path to living our lives in a healthy manner, free from the chronic disease epidemics that now dominate health care, and has been the major outcome of the conventional, drug-vaccine based healthcare of the last 50-60 years.

Friday 16 May 2014

Our 'Free' Press is controlled by Big Pharma, and Big Corp.

This article was written for the Sunday Mail in April 2014. It was written at the specific request of a journalist who assured me that it would be published. As far as I can ascertain it has never been published. I did enquire of the journalist, who never responded to my email.

This is just another example of the British media refusing to criticise the conventional medical establishment, or to publish anything favourable to Homeopathy. 

It would appear just one more example of our 'Free' Press being under the financial influence and control of big corporate business, including Big Pharma.

Homeopathy, Lothian Health Board and Patient Choice

Every political party supports the concept of ‘Patient Choice’. Yet the decision by Lothian Health Board to cease funding for homeopathic medicines is another example of the NHS diminishing our choice - by closing down the limited options available to patients.

The demand for Homeopathy, and other alternative treatments, is growing. People are searching for safer, more effective medical therapies. And when patients find Homeopathy, the evidence is that they like it
  • The campaigns against the closures of Homeopathic hospitals. These campaigns have been ignored by Lothian, and other local NHS organisations, leading already to the closure of one Homeopathic Hospital. All the others are under threat.
  • A more comprehensive study in Switzerland in 2011 was equally clear - people want the option of choosing Homeopathy as their medical therapy. 
So how can the NHS oppose government policy on patients choice? The government says it is about ‘local decision making’. So patients can choose any medical therapy they want - as long as local NHS bureaucrats agree!

Let’s be clear. ‘Patient Choice’ means that any individual has the choice. It does not mean that personal choice should be determined by NHS bureaucrats! 

The NHS Establishment, nationally, locally, and in Lothian, is dominated by conventional medics who offer us only pharmaceutical drug treatment on a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ basis. The NHS has become a monopoly: and like all monopolists, they want to keep it that way.

Why do people want to choose their treatment? 

First, it is becoming clear that pharmaceutical drugs are failing. 

Even Antibiotics now face levels of resistance that will make them redundant - imminently. 

The conventional drug cabinet is getting bare!

Second, pharmaceutical drugs are dangerous. Even Statins, drugs once said to be “so safe we should all take them”, are now known to cause disease - liver damage, memory loss, and Asthma. Is it surprising that people want to avoid harm caused by drugs?

Third, people increasingly mistrust Big Pharma drug companies, who seem intent on selling their drugs regardless of the consequences to patients. They have been found to be bribing doctors, to over-hyped claims for drugs based on research they have paid for, and to withhold negative findings about their drugs. The drug companies have been heavily fined for such practices, and public trust in what they tell us is a diminishing asset.

So people look for safer, more effective medical treatments. 

And the NHS says “No, we know best”. 

So much for Patient Choice! 

Monday 12 May 2014

"Quack!" Just another personal attack from a Homeopathy Denialist

Writing, and providing evidence about the safety and effectiveness of Homeopathy is a task that always attracts the attention of 'Homeopathy Denialists', or 'Militant Skeptics'. I have talked about them before, here:

Twitter is their favourite vehicle, particularly if I have the audacity to say that homeopathy can treat serious illnesses and diseases effectively. These are not statements I make without supporting evidence. Many millions of very sick people have been treated successfully with homeopathy. And there is a growing body of scientific evidence to support their experience. But the militant skeptics, no doubt in the pay of the Big Pharma companies, just don't want to know!

I have talked about their argument before. Basically, they have none, other than abuse, and statements of denials, unsupported by evidence. I have provided examples of this in both the blogs I mentioned above. But to my amusement they continue to come! Here are some of the recent ones!
  • "He actually believes homeopathy works! Stunned silence"
  • "Homeopathy does not work. Transmission ends"
  • "For unsound, illogical and poorly researched medical tips, give @stevescrutton a follow!"
  • "It works for making the credulous poorer and/or dead. It also works for making the scumbag homeopaths rich!
  • Maybe he didn't see that? Hey, @stevescrutton, seriously, pay attention. It's no better than a placebo.
  • Are you a Homeopathy Practitioner?" < no, because I'm not a dangerous lying charlatan like you.
  • dangerous charlatanry
  • utter twaddle. You charlatans are being dealt with finally.
  • Homoeopathy is utter nonsense peddled by charlatans to the gullible.
  • @stevescrutton #homeopathy is still horses hit
  • How vaccination compromises our natural immunity. // It doesn't.
  • You are sentencing kids to death you obscurantist knob end.
  • homeopathic remedies don't interact or have side effects because they have no effects. Shame on you, you leech
  • pathetic beyond words. Still breaking the law claiming your magic water cures measles?
  • Your ignorance is laughable
  • Scarlet Fever and Homeopathy: a remedy used 200 years ago is still used today! And still no fucking use"
The assumption is always that homeopathy does not work, and that conventional medicine and drugs do! Most recent comments come about my ebook, "Why Homeopathy?", which for each illness or disease goes into detail that just the opposite is true, that homeopathy is a more effective, and safer treatment for the illness. Big Pharma skeptics don't question the evidence - they just stick to their guns - and throw abuse. They have nothing else to say.
  • Risks but no real benefits. Potentially leading to illness going untreated with real medicine. To be avoided.
  • Right up to the point where your child goes blue and dies from entirely treatable asthma.
  • associating homeopathy as a 'treatment' for TB (even in addition to standard treatment) is dangerous and evil.
  • Measles. Why risk the MMR vaccine?" < because it *works* you utter charlatan.
  • homeopathic remedies don't interact or have side effects because they have no effects. Shame on you, you leech
  • People like you have children's deaths on their hands.
  • Homeopathy for tetanus? Please tell me you're joking. Your advice will kill people.
  • Why homeopathy's dangerous - if used in place of medicine.
Recently I have received an email, in similar vein. Is there any argument here that provides evidence that homeopathy does not work? See for yourself!

WOW you are dumb.  Like cures like right?  So what cures stupidity?  Hanging out with other stupid people?  Then I guess you are healed already! 

You guys remind me of my old school nurse… what ever was wrong with you she’d give you a panadol and a glass of water…  except, you know, with you guys it’s water and sugar… but same diff… except at least the panadol helped with any pain!  Lol…

My theory is that surely no one is that dumb.  You must just be one of society’s leaches sucking money out of vulnerable people.  Either way you’re either an idiot or a scumbag, hence I’d rather be me than you J Enjoy your life as an Idiot and/or Scumbag. 

Your children must be so proud of their idiot/scumbag Dad! 

Here is a list of things people believed in 200 years ago:
  • apoplexy (a syndrome of fainting spells)
  • spontaneous combustion (especially of "brandy-drinking men and women")
  • death from drinking cold water (your guess is as good as mine)
  • death from near-misses from cannonballs (yes, seriously – they believed that the close contact could shatter bones and even cause blindness)
  • Bloodletting
  • Homeopathy (no really, people back then believed this rubbish!  Luckily we are smarter now than we were then!)

Check out what they used to do for toothache 200 years ago, it’s almost as weird and crazy as believing in homeopathy!
  • "In order to relieve the tooth-ach, we must first endeavour to lessen the flux of humours to the part affected. This may be done by mild purgatives, scarifying the gums, or applying leeches to them, and bathing the feet frequently with warm water. The perspiration ought likewise to be promoted, by drinking freely of weak wine-whey, or other diluting liquors with small doses of nitre." - 1828

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go.  I have to go cure my aching feet by putting three leaches on each leg, standing on one leg, hopping and then doing three twirls to the left, three to the right then barking like a dog and speaking in tongues.

Good day to you sir!

So, as you see, not much light here either. 
It's not my task to throw abuse back at these people. Yes, they fail to provide any evidence that homeopathy does not work. They fail to explain why the millions of people cured by Homeopathy over 220 years, and throughout the world, are not to be believed. They cling to their unshakeable belief that homeopathy cannot work, and so does not work. No doubt they earn their Big Pharma pay (?) by attempting to rubbish homeopaths who are treating patients, successfully, throughout the world, every day.

If Homeopathy Denialists wish to do so, indeed if Militant Skeptics have nothing better to do, and nothing better to offer ill patients, than pharmaceutical drugs, okay. That is their prerogative. As patients, we are all entitled to choose the medicine we want.

So excuse me if, in the meantime, we homeopaths get on with treating patients, and making them better.

Friday 2 May 2014

Alzheimer's Disease and the Flu Vaccine

A very good friend of mine died in February 2014. I had not been in touch with her for just over a year, and I thought it was strange that she had not written, or responded to my emails. I was devastated at her death as the last time I saw her she was fit and well, especially for her 73 years.

I was even more devastated when I learnt that the reason for losing touch with her was that she had contracted a virulent form of Alzheimer's Disease, diagnosed in Easter 2013. One of her outstanding characteristics was her fine, clear, agile mind. We had met many years ago, whilst undertaking a Education Diploma course at the University of Leicester.

I wondered what had caused her to contract this disease, and indeed to die from it so quickly. Regular readers to my blog will know that I do not accept or believe that diseases like this strike randomly, and without cause.
Yet she was not on any of the drugs listed here. However, I recalled a conversation we had a couple of years ago. We were talking about the dangers of conventional drug treatment, and I asked her whether she had the flu vaccine.

"Yes, every year" she told me.

The problems associated with the flu vaccine are well documented. Many studies have called into question the safety of mercury in vaccines, and the Big Pharma drug companies have removed it from many vaccines (replacing it with Aluminium, and similar poisons, which are equally dangerous!)

Yet the flu vaccine still contains 25 micrograms of mercury per dose.

I also wrote about the serious risks associated with the flu vaccine in this blog. Some of the dangers discussed here were
  • the weakening of the immune system
  • respiratory infections (including, amazing, flu)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Febrile convulsions
  • and, of course, death
But unfortunately I omitted to include the links between Alzheimer's Disease and the Flu Vaccine.

The debate about the links between Alzheimer's Disease and the Flu Vaccine have been going on since 1977. This followed research undertaken by Hugh Fudenberg, MD., an immunogeneticist and biologist, between 1970 and 1980, which found that if someone had 5 consecutive flu vaccinations the chances of that person getting Alzheimer's Disease increased by a factor of 10 compared to someone who had no vaccine, or just 1 or 2 vaccines. That is, anyone who has the flu vaccine over a period of 5 years were 10 times more likely to contract the disease.

Hugh Fudenberg, MD, is Founder and Director of Research, Neurolmmuno Therapeutic Research Foundation. Information from Dr. Hugh Fudenberg's notes on a speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington, VA September, 1997.

The Fudenberg research was followed up with other research where, in laboratory settings, normal brain tissue was exposed to low levels of mercury. Dr Boyd Haley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, has done extensive research in the area of mercury toxicity and the brain. His research has established a likely connection between mercury toxicity and Alzheimer's Disease. Haley stated that:

" of the characteristic markers that we look for to distinguish Alzheimer's Disease can be produced in normal brain tissues, or cultures of neurone, by the addition of extremely low levels of mercury".

The Relationship of Toxic Effects of Mercury to Exacerbation of the Medical Condition Classified as Alzheimer's Disease by Boyd E. Haley, PhD.

What cannot be denied is that one ingredient used as a 'preservative' in the flu vaccine in Thimerosal - which is a form of mercury that has been linked to brain injury, and to certain autoimmune diseases on many occasions.

The link would, therefore, appear to be proven, or at the very least, something requiring further study, whilst stopping the use of Thimerosal (in flu, and other vaccines), as a precaution to protect patients. But of course, the conventional medical establishment never appears to accept such evidence.

The conventional health establishment denies any relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and the Flu vaccine. Well, they would wouldn't they! Whenever a pharmaceutical drug is linked to causing disease, and the potential loss of profit, Big Pharma pays for its own research, and not unsurprisingly, the results show no relationship. (See Boyd Haley's comment on this research is his letter quoted below - science "so poorly done it has no credibility in the scientific community").

 I call this 'cheque-book science'! The research is paid for by the drug companies, and the result is predictable. This research is then used by the friends of Big Pharma, such as the Alzheimer's Society (funded in large measure by them), and the mainstream media (most media companies have directors from Big Pharma companies, and vice versa) to deny that there is any problem.

So let's leave the last word to Dr Boyd Haley. This is an E-mail that he sent to Barbara Snelgrove in reply to her response "that their is no relationship between amalgams and Alzheimer's Disease. Although it refers to mercury in amalgam tooth fillings (which too many of us have) his conclusions apply equally to the mercury injected directly into our blood stream with the flu vaccine.

Dear Barbara, 
We do not know each other and I don't know what your occupation or background is.  However, I was sent an e-mail where you stated that there was no connection between mercury and Alzheimer's
disease. I agree that no connection has been made since studies in this area have for the most part been avoided.  The only one I know of was so poorly done that it has no credibility in the scientific community.  

However, I believe that there is a connection between AD and mercury exposure as I will explain.

First, research from my laboratory, published in highly respected research journals demonstrates the following:

1. Both beta-tubulin and creatine kinase are dramatically inhibited in AD brain.  This is also supported by publications from other laboratories.

2. Adding low micromolar mercury to non-AD brain causes the rapid and specific inhibition of these two proteins mimicking the effects observed in AD brain.  This inhibition by mercury would be expected by any competent biochemist as the literature would support this happening.

3. We exposed rats to mercury vapor for 4 hours a day for 4 weeks at levels of mercury that would be expected in someone with extensive amalgam fillings. This exposure caused a major decrease in tubulin viability, similar as observed in AD brain.

4. Amalgams leak mercury, this is a fact that any chemistry department can confirm.  We have made amalgam fillings outside of the mouth, placed these fillings in sterile water for 15 minutes to several hours. We then tested this water for toxicity to tubulin and creatine kinase. The result was that the solutions in which amalgams were soaked (even for 15 minutes) were extremely toxic.  Results using these solutions were identical to those with addition of mercury solutions to the brain.  This work is also supported by reports doing similar experiments at the University of Michigan Dental School where they described solutions in which amalgams were soaked as being "extremely cytotoxic".
Additional support by others for mercury exacerbating or being a major contributor for AD is as follows:

5. The form of APO-E protein that is a major risk factor for AD is the one that has lost much, if not all, of its ability to bind mercury in the cerebrospinal fluid giving reduced protection against mercury
(especially) and other oxidant heavy metals.  The APO-E protein that affords the best protection against AD is the one that would bind and remove mercury the very best.

6. This year in the Journal of Neurochemistry a report came out that showed that the exposure of neuroblastoma cells in culture to nano molar levels of mercury (much lower than is found in brain) lead to the subsequent "hyperphosphorylation of a protein called Tau" and to greatly increased
secretion of "beta amyloid protein - the protein that makes up amyloid or 'senile' plaques".  Senile plaques are the "diagnostic hallmark of AD" and projected by many as being causal of AD.

7. Dr. Lorscheider, my collaborator in mercury research, has submitted an article where a neuron in culture was exposed to 0.1 nano molar mercury and filmed through a microscope.  The result was that the axon broke open and the tubulin and tubulin associated proteins abnormally aggregated into a body that was "indistinguishable from a neurofibillary tangle" the second "diagnostic hallmark" of AD on pathology.

If mercury causes neurons to produce the "diagnostic hallmark" then shouldn't mercury be considered causal or contributory to this disease? Especially when most Americans of age 50 plus have had amalgams in their mouths for scores of years or greater!  Also, I am the Chair of a Department of Chemistry and it is exceeding easy to measure mercury escape from a dental amalgam and I can tell you that it is excessive if related to any measure of safe exposure levels.  The risk assessment expert for Health Canada on doing an assessment on mercury exposure for Canadians told me that the amount of mercury exposure from industrial produced mercury was much less that that coming from dental amalgams.

We cannot do the experiments that would prove amalgams do or do not contribute to AD.  There are just to many confounding factors associated with human behaviour. I believe in going to the bottom line-do amalgams leak toxic levels of mercury and I have proven that they do.  Ask anyone in the "pro-amalgam field" to give you a research article that shows that amalgams do not leak toxic levels of mercury and they will provide you with opinion papers stating that amalgams are safe.  These papers are different from research papers in that they do not present actual experimental protocols that can be tested.  Invariably, they will say only an "insignificant amount of mercury is released" or something to that effect.  Ask them to put a scientific value on this insignificant amount (like how many micrograms/cm2 of mercury is released per day).

This has been reported and it was 43.5 micrograms/cm2/day and remained constant for 2 years.  No one has claimed this report was wrong and this is a very toxic level of mercury. Also, it was collected in a test tube with no additional heat, pressure or galvanism on the amalgam which would occur in the mouth and greatly increase the level of mercury released.

I strongly believe that having dental amalgams in ones mouth for scores of years increases the risk for AD.  Mercury would at the very least be an exacerbating toxic exposure.  I believe this because I read the literature and do research in this area.  Is there direct proof?--no there isn't.

But there is also no proof that amalgams do not contribute and 'absence of proof is not proof of absence'.  However, the bottom line is that amalgams make both water and saliva toxic by increasing the mercury levels and this would place excess stress on those humans who are unfortunate enough to be genetically susceptible to AD or mercury toxicity.  I hope you know that AD is not a directly inherited disease and that some form of 'toxic or infective insult' is needed to cause the onset of the disease.

Finally, I know that you can find numerous dentists and physicians that will say amalgams are not a risk factor for AD - see if you can find one that will debate me publically after allowing me to present a short scientific talk on the subject.  I feel like I have been in an 8 year argument with a town drunk on this issue.

Sincerely,  Boyd Haley, 
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky

So did the conventional medical establishment take note of the scientific evidence, outlined above, which suggested at the very least the suspension of all vaccines that contained Thimerosol? No they did not, and have not done so!

Will my friend's death be included in the case against the flu vaccine (and all vaccines containing this poison)? This is unlikely as the connection is unlikely to be admitted, or even examined by the conventional medical establishment.

Will my friend's death through Alzheimer's Disease be examined for its possible link with the flu vaccine, so that other's can be warned? This too is unlikely for the same reason!

Did the flu vaccine, and its mercury content, kill my friend? I am convinced that it did!

Thursday 1 May 2014

Sports Injury? Get back into action quicker with Homeopathy.

Fitness is vitally important to any sportsmen, especially when their reputation, their living, their career depend upon it. So the consequences of sports injuries can be far reaching. 

  • It can mean loss of earnings and bonuses. 
  • It can mean that competitors are given an opportunity to replace them. 
  • It can also be deeply frustrating waiting for recovery.

From aches and pains, to overuse-injuries, to severe bruising, to cuts, lacerations and wound healing, to strains and sprains, to muscle and tendon injuries, to joint injuries, to stress and bone fractures - all can mean a considerable absence for extended periods from sporting participation. 

So any winning individuals or team know how important it is to keep fit and injury free: and when injury does happen, to get better and back in action, as soon as possible. 

Most people and most teams place their trust in conventional medical treatment. But an increasing number are now looking to alternative medical therapies, and in particular Homeopathy, to aid quicker, more effective recovery from injury.

David Beckham fractured a metatarsal bone in his foot a few weeks prior to the World Cup in 2002. He was widely expected to miss the competition, but he used Homeopathy to improve and speed his recovery, and he played in the competition.

Many other sports people are reputed to have used Homeopathy, including Martina Navratilova, Boris Beckham, Jose Maria Olazabal, Nancy Lopez, Will Greenwood, Hermann Maier, Chris Bonnington. No doubt many, many more sports people can confirm this kind kind of success story. 

All these people have used Homeopathy because they have found that recovery from injury is much quicker. Often it can reduce conventional recovery time by up to one-third of what conventional medicine considers to be ‘normal’.

But besides speed of recovery, there are other equally important advantages to homeopathic treatment. 
  • Homeopathic remedies do not have harmful or dangerous side-effects or adverse reactions.
  • Homeopathic remedies are safe when considering issues of doping, or illegal substances.
So increasing numbers of sports people are turning to homeopathy, and their career is enhanced as a result.

See what homeopathy can do with fractures.....