Peanut Allergies: What You Should Know About the Latest Research

y: Claire McCarthy, MD, FAAP

When I was growing up, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were really common in the school lunchroom. These days, most parents wouldn’t even think of sending one. We’ve moved from peanut-free lunch tables to peanut-free schools—and many camps and afterschool programs have banned anything peanut too.

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They do it to save lives. Not only has the prevalence of peanut allergy doubled in Western countries over the past 10 years, it is the leading cause of food allergy related death in the United States.

Finally we may have an answer, and it is the simplest answer of all: eating peanuts. Not actual peanuts—they are a serious choking hazard—but things made from peanuts, like peanut butter.  Image result

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For many years, experts thought that the best way to fight peanut allergy was to avoid peanut products in the first years of life—that’s why in 2000 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that any child at high risk of peanut allergy (like those with a family history of it, or with other food allergies, or eczema) not eat any before they turned 3. But that didn’t help, which is why in 2008 the AAP stopped recommending it.

New Research on Peanut Allergies:

Around this time, researchers in the UK noticed something interesting: peanut allergy in Jewish children living in the UK was about 10 times more common than it was in Jewish children living in Israel. Since these children shared a similar ancestry, the difference had to be something that they were doing.

It turned out there was a big diet difference. Children in the UK rarely ate peanut products in the first year or so of life—whereas children in Israel commonly ate a snack called Bamba, a corn puff made with peanut butter. The researchers wondered: Could this be the important difference—that the Israeli children ate peanut products from an early age?

So they tested it. They did a study on about 600 babies who had severe eczema or egg allergy, which are known to increase the risk of peanut allergies. They divided them up into two groups: one was given Bamba to eat regularly (if they didn’t like Bamba, they could eat smooth peanut butter), and the other was told to stay away from foods containing peanuts. They did this until the children were 5 years old.

At 5 years, only 3 percent of the kids who ate peanut products were allergic to them—compared with 17 percent of those who didn’t eat peanuts. This included children who tested positive for a peanut allergy as infants (those with strong positive tests, however, were not included in the study).

This is huge, amazing news.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone with a baby should run out and buy peanut butter—or that doing so will guarantee that the child never has a peanut allergy.  We still have questions to answer; for example, we don’t know how much peanut needs to be eaten to prevent an allergy, or how long it needs to be eaten (is it okay to eat it a few times and stop, or do families need to keep giving it?). We also don’t know if this approach will work for other kinds of food allergies.  But it gives us reason to be hopeful that we can do something to prevent peanut allergies, and possibly other food allergies as well.

What Does This Mean for Parents?

  • If your child has ever had a rash or other reaction to peanuts, please don’t give them peanuts. That’s not what the findings of this study would recommend. This study is about preventing allergies; the children who had the positive test who stayed in the study were children who didn’t have any reaction when they ate peanut products (this can happen, as odd as it sounds).
  • If your child is at high risk for peanut or other food allergies for any reason (other people in the family have allergies, the child has other food allergies or eczema), talk with your doctor before giving any peanut products. It might be helpful, but you should talk with your doctor. Doing some allergy testing first might be a good idea, and it also might be a good idea to have that first taste of peanut happen at the doctor’s office (with help and medicines nearby) rather than in your home.
  • If your child doesn’t have any food allergies and or extra risk, consider introducing some peanut products into his or her diet. You should never give whole peanuts or peanut pieces to children under the age of 4, (young children can die from choking on a peanut), but you could spread a thin layer of creamy (not chunky) peanut butter on a cracker or piece of bread, or give foods that have peanut butter in them. Always make sure that children are supervised and sitting down while they eat.
  • We aren’t sure if this approach will work for all food allergies—so if there are other food allergies you are looking to prevent, talk with your doctor.

Additional Information & Resources:

  • Diagnosing Food Allergies in Children
  • Infant Allergies and Food Sensitivities
  • Managing Food Allergies
  • Avoid a Food Allergy Scare on Halloween
  • Healthy Children Radio: Food Allergies in the Community (Audio)
  • Healthy Children Radio: Helping Children with Food Allergies (Audio)
  • Management of Food Allergy in the School Setting (AAP Clinical Report)

Why Eat Banana 3 Times a Day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Even though you may have heard that an apple a day can keep the doctor away there is a better way to do that, and this time it does not involve apple but bananas instead.

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As a snack or as a flavor-enhancer in any dish bananas have been long consumed. Because of their sweet and savory taste they are one of the most eaten fruits around the world.

Knowing what it can give you will surely make you want to eat this fruit at least three times a day, while it can be delicious and healthy at the same time.

  • Improves Cardiovascular Health: By eating bananas three times a day you can have a healthier heart. To support heart health bananas have all the essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, and vitamin C. For your health to be healthy you can get the complete nutrient package. To avoid cardiovascular diseases in the future, lessen your sodium intake and eat bananas every day.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure: Bananas are effective in lowering your blood pressure because they are rich in potassium. Once again by eating bananas three times a day it is important to reduce your daily sodium intake and increase potassium levels. You can improve your health because this will cause your blood pressure to decrease.
  • Fights Anemia: You could be suffering from anemia if you are pale and you think you lack energy. You will notice spike on your energy levels if you eat bananas every day. Bananas are a good source of iron and will help you fight anemia.
  • Prevents Cancer: By eating this healthy superfruit you can also be saved from cancer. Bananas have great amounts of vitamin C, which is known to remove the harmful free radicals in your body that can cause cancer.
  • Helps Fight Aging: Eating bananas can help you look younger and have firmer skin. This fruit stimulates the production of collagen in your skin which makes you look younger.

7 Signs Of Gluten Intolerance, Everyone Ignores!

It’s been said that the vast majority of people who have a gluten intolerance will never be diagnosed and that as much as 15% of Americans have some type of gluten sensitivity or intolerance, if not celiac disease. Are you one of them? Here are the 7 subtle signs to look for:

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1. Keratosis Pilaris

  • Otherwise known as “chicken skin” that’s commonly found on the backs of arms and your thighs is the result of fatty acid deficiency caused by gluten damaging the gut.

2. Persistent Headaches

  • Migraines and persistent headaches is another potential sign of gluten intolerance. They can also be signs of dehydration and other disorders. See a physician if your headaches don’t stop.
 

3. Autoimmune Diseases

  • Certainly not in all cases, but in some cases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Psoriasis have been found to be rooted in gluten intolerance.

4. Routine Digestive Issues

  • Gas, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation that persists seemingly without cause is one of the most obvious signs. Constipation is a common sign of gluten intolerance in children.

5. Dizziness

  • Dizziness and feeling off balance is yet another sign of gluten intolerance.

6. Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic fatigue can be caused by something as easy to fix as dehydration and as severe as HIV. If you have chronic fatigue, see a doctor about it. Fatigue, brain fog, and feeling tired especially after meals that contain gluten are another clear indicator.

7. Fibromyalgia

  • Some people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue actually have gluten intolerance but don’t realize it. If you’ve been diagnosed, consider gluten as the potential cause.

Fast Facts About Ankylosing Spondylitis

What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that affects the joints in the spine. Its name comes from the Greek words ankylos, meaning stiffening of a joint, and spondylo, meaning vertebra. Spondylitis causes inflammation (redness, heat, swelling, and pain) in the spine or vertebrae. AS often involves an inflamed sacroiliac (SI) joint, where the spine joins the pelvis.

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In some people, the condition can affect other joints. The shoulders, ribs, hips, knees, and feet can be affected. It can also affect places where the tendons and ligaments attach to the bones. Sometimes it can affect other organs such as the eyes, bowel, and very rarely, the heart and lungs.

Many people who have AS have mild back pain that comes and goes. Others have severe, ongoing pain. Sometimes they lose flexibility in the spine. In the most severe cases, the swelling can cause two or more bones of the spine to fuse. This may stiffen the rib cage, restricting lung capacity.

Who Gets Ankylosing Spondylitis?

AS usually begins in the teen or young adult years. Most people who have the disease get symptoms before age 30. Only five percent get symptoms after age 45. It affects people for the rest of their lives. And it affects about twice as many men as women.

What Causes Ankylosing Spondylitis?

The cause of AS is unknown. It’s likely that genes (passed from parents to children) and the environment both play a role. The main gene associated with the risk for AS is called HLA-B27. Having the gene doesn’t mean you will get AS. Fewer than 1 of 20 people with HLA-B27 gets AS. Scientists recently discovered two more genes (IL23R and ERAP1) that, along with HLA-B27, carry a genetic risk for AS.

How Is Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosed?

To diagnose AS, your doctor will need:

  • A medical history
  • A physical exam
  • X rays or MRIs
  • Blood tests.

What Type of Doctor Diagnoses and Treats Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Often, a rheumatologist will diagnose AS. This is a doctor trained to treat arthritis and related conditions. Because AS can affect different parts of your body, you may need to see more than one doctor. Some other types of doctors who treat the symptoms of AS are:

  • An ophthalmologist, who treats eye disease.
  • A gastroenterologist, who treats bowel disease.
  • A physiatrist, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • A physical therapist, who provides stretching and exercise regimens.

Can Ankylosing Spondylitis Be Cured?

There is no cure for AS. Some treatments relieve symptoms and may keep the disease from getting worse. In most cases, treatment involves medicine, exercise, and self-help measures. In some cases, surgery can repair some joint damage.

What Medicines Are Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Several types of medicines are used to treat AS. It is important to work with your doctor to find the safest and most effective medication for you. Medicines for AS include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs relieve pain and swelling. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are examples of NSAIDs.
  • Corticosteroids. These strong drugs are similar to the cortisone made by your body. They fight inflammation.
  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). These drugs work in different ways to reduce inflammation in AS.
  • Biologic agents. These are relatively new types of medicine. They block proteins involved with inflammation in the body.

Will Diet and Exercise Help?

A healthy diet and exercise are good for everyone, and they may be very helpful if you have AS. There is no specific diet for people with AS, but keeping a healthy weight is important. It reduces stress on painful joints. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in coldwater fish (such as tuna and salmon), flax seeds, and walnuts, might reduce disease activity. This is still being studied.

Exercise and stretching may help painful, stiff joints. It should be done carefully and increased gradually. Before beginning an exercise program, it’s important to speak with a doctor who can tailor exercises to your needs. Two types of exercises may help:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Range-of-motion exercises.

Many people with AS find it helpful to exercise in water.

Will Surgery Be Necessary?

If AS causes joint damage that makes daily activities difficult, joint replacement may be an option. The most commonly replaced joints are the knee and hip.

In very rare cases, surgery to straighten the spine may be recommended. This can only be done by a surgeon with quite a lot of experience in the procedure.

What Can I Do to Help Myself?

These are important things you can do:

  • See your doctor regularly.
  • Follow your prescribed treatment plan.
  • Stay active with regular exercise.
  • Practice good posture.
  • Don’t smoke.

What Research Is Being Done on Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Researchers are seeking a better understanding of AS. They are studying:

  • Lifestyle and other factors that lead to better or worse outcomes.
  • Genes associated with AS risk.
  • Development of blood tests to predict AS risk or to aid in early diagnosis.
  • New drug therapies for AS.

For More Information About Ankylosing Spondylitis and Other Related Conditions:

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Morgan Freeman Defends His Marijuana Use: “I’ll Eat It, Drink It, Smoke It, Snort It”

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Recently Morgan Freeman met with the Daily Beast to discuss his upcoming movie, however, another very interesting topic took up much of the discussion. Freeman describes his appreciation of pot, as well as supports the current movement to legalize it.

“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked! My first wife got me into it many years ago. How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it! This movement is really a long time coming, and it’s getting legs—longer legs.”

Freeman doesn’t stop there, he continues on to make comments about his distaste to alcohol, “Now, the thrust is understanding that alcohol has no real medicinal use. Maybe if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, but two or three and you’refucked.”

Freeman continues on to explain his support of marijuana for medicinal uses, “Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!’”

“Look at Woodstock 1969. They said, ‘We’re not going to bother them or say anything about smoking marijuana,’ and not one problem or fight. Then look at what happened in ’99.” This in reference to the festival’s revival in that same year which resulted in arrests and riots due possibly caused by less marijuana friendly policies.

10 Signs Your Child May Have Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder in the family of autism spectrum disorders. Because every child exhibits a different set of symptoms, there is no precise checklist of behaviors that must all be present for a diagnosis. Instead, there are many behaviors that may be signs of Asperger’s syndrome. Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the common behaviors to watch for, as shared by moms whose kids have the condition.

1. Fixation on One Activity

Many children with Asperger’s syndrome are preoccupied with a single or a few interests and focus on them for hours on end. As Circle of Moms member Karen R. shares: “The most common report from every parent I know . . . is that their kid fixated on something (their cars, their blue toys, their books) and played or attended [to] that thing for an outrageously long time.”

2. “Little Professor” Speech

“Typically a child with Asperger’s sounds like a little professor,” shares one Circle of Moms member, Sheila D. “They tend to have advanced verbal skills, but due to the autism aspect of the syndrome they might seem fixated on a topic that they want to talk about all the time.” Children with Asperger’s syndrome may also speak more formally than usual for their age or prefer talking to adults.

3. Difficulty Reading Social Cues

Social difficulties are another key sign of Asperger’s syndrome. Reading body language may be hard, as well as taking turns or holding a conversation. As Eliana F. shares: “Group work at school is also hard for him, as he does not understand waiting his turn or accepting others point of view.” Similarly, Colleen notes: “My son is very social, but he doesn’t engage in two way conversations. He just talks and talks.” As a result of their social difficulties, children with Asperger’s syndrome may seem isolated from their peers.

4. Need For Routine

“Structure plays a big part in our lives now,” shares Wendy B. Like many children with Asperger’s syndrome, Wendy’s granddaughter needs routines. “Otherwise it is very confusing for her. So shower is at 8:30 p.m. Bedtime is at 9:30 p.m. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., lunch at 12, supper at 6. You get the message, very structured. If I want to take her shopping, I start telling her a few days ahead — that way, it doesn’t upset her, but we still follow the same routine.”

5. Emotional Meltdowns

“My boy tends to have meltdowns when he gets overwhelmed,” shares Circle of Moms member Ylice. She’s not alone: many children with Asperger’s syndrome can’t handle routines or plans going awry. Amanda B. describes it as an “inability to control emotions when things are ‘out of order.'”

6. Lack of Empathy

Another sign of Asperger’s syndrome is a seeming lack of empathy for others. Jennifer B. explains that her daughter “has no clue that people around here have feelings or wants and needs. She’s kinda like in her own little bubble as far as that goes. She can be totally aloof, in the clouds.”

7. Can’t Understand Speech Subtleties

Some people with Asperger’s syndrom have a hard time understanding speech tone, pitch, and accent. As Alice D. explains, they may take words very literally and be unable to understand sarcasm or jokes: “He doesn’t get jokes and things like that — he can’t tell if someone is kidding or if they are being serious.”

8. Unusual Body Language

Other signs of Asperger’s syndrome include unusual facial expressions or postures, and either staring a lot at others or avoiding eye contact altogether. Dana W. relays of her brother with Asperger’s syndrome: “He would never ever look people in the eyes.”

9. Delayed Motor Development

From handwriting to riding a bike, poor or delayed motor skills of many kinds could be a sign of Asperger’s syndrome. As Kim F. shares of her son, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in the second grade, “He was not athletic and had poor motor skills. Couldn’t skip, gallop etc.”

10. Sensory Sensitivities

Many children with Asperger’s syndrome have heightened sensory sensitivity. As a result, they can be easily overstimulated by certain sensations, whether it’s strong lights, loud noises, or textures. Jennifer B. notes of her daughter: “Even now she doesn’t like wearing some fabrics because of the way they feel. There are some sensations that she just does not like! Certain sounds, touches, etc.”

If you think your child may have Asperger’s syndrome, many readers say that the best path is to get an expert’s evaluation as soon as possible. And don’t be discouraged! As Sheila D. wisely advises: “It is typical to be scared and nervous, but a diagnosis of Asperger’s is not the end of the road for your child. It is a tool that will help you to help your child navigate a very different path than his ‘neurotypical’ peers. Find a local support group. Get informed, and be the best mom you can be.”

The preceding information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

 

Ten Things Not to Say to Someone with Aspergers

Whenever I explain that have Aspergers to someone, they look at me with surprise. “Really? But you seem so normal,” most people remark. All I can do is smile awkwardly and mumble something that thanks them for the compliment. However, that “compliment” really feels like a slap in the face. Anyone who did not watch me grow up missed the anguishing years of never fitting in, being bullied by friends, and not knowing how to do simple tasks. Just because I appear normal now does not mean that Aspergers did not affect my life and continues to daily.

Autism awareness has increased in recent years. Because of this, people are much more understanding and ask less unhelpful questions. However, misinformation and stereotypes still continue. Some of the comments that people say to me about my Aspergers or about the disorder in general are extremely rude, hurtful, and bewildering. This stems from lack of education, usually, and not ill intent.

Thus, I decided to make up a list of ten of the main things you should not say to someone with Aspergers. These are comments that I have heard and had to answer. Please know that you are not a bad person if you ever said any of these things. Like mentioned above, most of these comments come from misinformation or lack of knowledge. Some of these comments even come from good intentions but end up hurting your friend or family member with Aspergers.

Also important to remember is that these comments are unhelpful even when someone with Aspergers is not present. Support people, caregivers, medical professionals, family members, and anyone who is close to someone with Autism may be negatively impacted by these words. Even those who are not connected to this disorder by association will be misinformed by the comments below. Thus, please try not to use them in regards to Aspergers or Autism.

Anyway, here is the list of ten things not to say to someone with Aspergers:

  1. Wow, you must be really good with numbers/smart/talented/etc. Just like other people, those with Aspergers are unique. Many are good with numbers, but others, like me, might be better with arranging words and letters in a manner that is almost mathematical. Do not assume that one person with Aspergers is like another.
  2. Everything is not black and white. Why don’t you break the rules a little/change your way of doing this/etc? You are way too rigid and unflexible. I know that changing my behaviors and ways of thinking is difficult and stressful. Please do not pressure me. Sometimes you can me to change, but do not force me into something that I am not ready for yet.
  3. Stop taking everything so literally. I cannot understand your sarcasm. I am very sorry. However that is the way my brain works.
  4. Why can’t you just follow directions/understand this like everyone else? Do you think that I want to be confused? Really, I am trying so hard to understand, but my brain process information differently than your’s.
  5. Just join the group and stop being so shy. It isn’t that hard to talk to others. Maybe that helps some people, but it just fills me with more anxiety. When you cannot read or understand those around you, how are you supposed to just grin and make friends?
  6. You seem so normal. How can you have Aspergers? It took me years to learn to relate in this “normal” way. Still, each social interaction fills me with dread and bewilderment. Just because I look normal does not mean function with Aspergers is simple.
  7. He/she got help as a child. Now they can grow out of their Aspergers and be normal. It is not possible to “grow out” of Autism because it is a neurological disorder. Receiving help early in life helps, but that cannot fully cure it. Aspies learn to function as normally as possible with their disorder.
  8. All children have to learn social skills. Aspergers is not a disorder; parents just do not know how to teach those skills to their children. Yes, parents do need to instruct their children how to relate to others. However, Aspergers does not occur when parents neglect to do this. It is a real disorder.
  9. You just need to try harder. It is all in your head, and you can change it if you really want to. Well, technically, you are right; it is all in my head because Autism is a neurological disorder. Anyways, it is not something that I can snap out of or change. Just like someone cannot choose to end cancer, I cannot choose to end Aspergers.
  10. Oh, yes, my neighbor’s sister’s son has Aspergers. He is a nightmare to deal with, and his parents do nothing to deal with it. Talk about bad parenting. Please, do not start complaining about someone else with Autism in front of me. We can be hard to manage, but life is a struggle for us each moment. Instead of judging, try to understand how we see the world.

What are some comments that you have heard that you would add to this list? Please let me know.

Missing This Vitamin From Your Diet May Be Causing You Migraines And Headaches

Millions of people around of world often suffer from headaches, but their worst type is a migraine. They are extremely painful headaches which suddenly debilitate the person, without any warnings, and cause extremely intensive pain.

 

Therefore, it forces the person to stop any activities at the moment and rest the entire day. Dr. Weil, a holistic health physician, claims that even 17% of women and 6% of men suffer from migraines.

Despite the debilitating pain, some people experience other symptoms as well: a pounding headache which forces them to lie down all day long, vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to light, or even inability to see anything, except blurry spots.

These headaches are a real health problem, and people often use prescription medicines to relieve the pain and the other symptoms.

However, you are really lucky if you are not among the migraine sufferers, but if you are, there is one thing you can do in order to get rid of them for good.  Apparently, research has shown that irritating headaches are a result of a deficiency of an important nutrient in the body.

Scientists have tried to detect the cause of migraines for decades, and some of them believed it is the weather change, especially in the hot temperature areas, or the consumption of too much sugar in a one to two day period.

Others think that the change of serotonin levels in the brain or a decrease or increase in blood flow to the brain may also be a reason for migraines. Sometimes, migraines may be a result of genetics as well.

Therefore, these terrible headaches may be caused by various different factors, but the findings of the newest research may help you reduce the intensity of the symptoms and the number of migraine attacks you experience.

Recently, scientists have shown that migraines may often occur in the case of a deficiency of vitamin D, B6, or B12, and folic acid in the body. The lack of these nutrients in the body raises the risk of migraines by 300%.

Therefore, it is of high importance to check if you are deficient in regards to your vitamin intake, as this may be one of the major causes of this issue.

Furthermore, Dr. Weil claims that certain foods may also cause a migraine headache, while food additives like nitrites, MSG, nitrates, and food coloring don’t help.

Here is a list of the foods which can lead to a migraine headache:

  • Caffeine
  • Raisins
  • Wine
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Processed Meats
  • Chocolate
  • Red Plums
  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Soy Sauce
  • Avocados
  • Peanuts
  • Lentils
  • Herring
  • Anchovies
  • Figs
  • Peas
  • Sardines
  • Cheese (aged)

Migraine headaches can be caused by the consumption of the foods listed above, but they can often be a result of fatigue as well. Despite feeling exhausted, the lack of sleep may also cause migraines.

Additionally, migraines may occur due to skipping meals, a change in pressure, flashing lights, or even pungent smelling substances like chemicals, paint, and perfumes.

The following video will provide important information of migraines:

 

If you often suffer from these intense headaches, you should write down all the important details, like the time the headache started, its duration, your activities that day, the food you ate, as this can help you find a pattern or detect a potential trigger.

Thus, you will be able to prevent migraine headaches or even relieve their symptoms.

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Cancer Curing Doctor Found Shot Dead shortly after SWAT Raid on Clinic

In recent articles the use of cannabis oil (THC) has been explored in the treatment of seizure, proving with literature that the oil can have a drastic and positive impact on patient quality of life.

Big Pharma companies and ‘sponsored’ medical practitioners would prefer you believe in pixie dust than alternative medicines.

In recent times, the demonization of chiropractors has also been spotlighted, with the American Medical Association portraying them as quacks.

The suppression of medical science is a history backdating over decades. Coupled with the oddity of several medical researchers who were on the cusp of medical breakthroughs, meeting with unexpected and sometimes violent deaths, one’s curiosity is piqued, to say the least.

One such medical researcher was the pioneering Dr. Bradsheet, found floating in a river recently, with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Dr. Bradsheet was working on a molecule called GcMAF, a little known but potentially groundbreaking cure for cancer, and treatment for HIV and autism.

Autism researcher and vaccine opponent, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet.

 

GcMAF is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, and has demonstrated its healing properties over multiple studies, with little side effects on the patient.

As with all treatments there are pros and cons, but the pros in this instance seem to outweigh chemotherapy for instance, costing less than US$2000 for a full 24-week treatment that is witnessing over 85% success rates, prolonged remissions, cure, and what appears to be a life-long immunity after treatment in a high percentage of cases.

Dr Bradsheet’s death followed a raid on his clinic by the U.S. government confiscating his research on GcMAF and halting his treatment of his patients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had outlawed its use, calling it an “unapproved drug.” However, in dozens of countries around the world, including Japan, GcMAF is legally practiced and with outstanding results.

GcMAF has been hailed by those who use it as the “universal cancer cure.” The blood product (Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor) can treat a range of conditions including HIV, autism, and Parkinson’s disease.

Where endocannabinoids can be mimicked by the use of THC at a molecular level; the GcMAF works by stimulating the immune system and activating macrophages “so they can destroy cancer cells and other abnormal cells in the body.”

According to a FAQ page of a treatment clinic in Japan, GcMAF can treat the following diseases where there is immune dysfunction or compromise.

In a world where cancer and other illness’ are a lucrative business, a potential miracle treatment like GcMAF can be seen as a threat.

Laws such as the 1939 Cancer Act in the UK, which makes it illegal to discuss the possibility of curing cancer with your medical provider, become part of the medical world’s monopoly on profiteering from disease.

Lives can be saved each year simply by repealing this Act, let alone providing further funding for GcMAF research and THC repeal of prohibition.

Six doctors on the East Coast of Florida were found dead in one month, most in similar circumstances: single gunshot wound.

Although some of these cases have presented open and close cases, in the context of the above, too many questions remain unanswered. As for the case of Dr. Bradsheet, his family are calling for answers, most of which are falling on deaf ears.

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Baby boy starved to death alone after his mom, 22, died of a drug overdose

A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose.

The woman’s brother found the two dead early Friday morning when he went to check on his sister.

Sara Kessler, 22, had not been heard from for several days, Assistant Allegheny County police Superintendent James Morton said.

Morton said Kessler may have died a week or two earlier.

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Sara Kessler (pictured) lived with her 9-month-old son Casey on the second floor of an apartment block in Millvale, Pennsylvania. They were found dead by her brother after he hadn't heard from her for several days

Sara Kessler (pictured) lived with her 9-month-old son Casey on the second floor of an apartment block in Millvale, Pennsylvania. They were found dead by her brother after he hadn’t heard from her for several days

She was found on her bed, with the son, Casey, found in the living room.

He said there were no signs of foul play.

‘It’s a very sad situation in there,’ Morton told reporters outside the apartment in Millvale, just across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh.

‘It seems like he [the infant] tried to survive but there was no food or anything for him to have.’

‘It looked like he was trying to get around somehow by himself for who knows how long.’

The woman’s mother died of natural causes in the same apartment in November, Morton said.

Police suspect the woman died of a drug overdose, and needles were found all over the apartment.

A former resident of the building told CBS Pittsburgh that Kessler was a drug addict and said that the family had tried to get her help many times.

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Neighbor William Gonzalez said he feels guilty after hearing the cries of baby Casey following the death of his mother Sara (pictured)

Kessler was known to be a drug addict by other residents of the building and it is suspected that she died of an overdose. Casey’s body was found in the living room – he is thought to have starved to death

Kessler was known to be a drug addict by other residents of the building (pictured) and it is suspected that she died of an overdose. Casey's body was found in the living room - he is thought to have starved to death 

The Millvale apartment building where Kessler and her son’s bodies were discovered. One former resident says that a neighbor did hear Casey’s cries after his mother’s death

No one else lives on the same floor of the apartment building and so no one heard Casey’s cries.

However, the same former resident claimed that a downstairs neighbor did hear Casey crying for up to two days but didn’t report it.

‘Now why she didn’t alert anybody, I don’t know. That baby never had a chance.’

Autopsies were scheduled for Saturday to officially determine the causes of death.

Three house cats were also found in the second floor apartment. Police say the animals survived because of an automatic feeder.

Kessler's mother (pictured with Casey) had lived with her in the apartment until her death in November of natural causes 

Kessler’s mother (pictured with Casey) had lived with her in the apartment until her death in November of natural causes

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