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Gov. Moonbeam's Gay Porn Push in Schools

by Rev. Austin Miles
SACRAMENTO 8/4/18–This morning I published an excellent column on my website: which at this moment has more than 6 and a half million readers.
That column, written by Coach Dave Daubenmire, told about the war we are in, not with opposite political parties or foreign invaders, but “Spiritual Wickedness in High Places,” Yes, it is a spiritual battle between good and evil as The Bible reveals accurately who will oppose us.
Here is the link to Coach Dave’s column which gives full background of this warfare.
So there is no question that California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, better known as “Governor Moonbeam” is a footman for the devil. Exactly the individual described in Coach Dave’s column, that everyone must read, for gaining understanding of what is going on during this time.
At the first of the year, Gov. Brown mandated that, now sit down, all public (govt) schools MUST show Gay Porn….yes, PORNOGRAPHY to grade school kids! And this made California the first in the nation to order ‘Gay’ Pornography to be shown to grade school children. Indeed, no kind of pornography was ever allowed to be shown to school children. But California is advanced dontcha know.
Then on the first of the  year, Gov. Moonbeam ordered all California public schools to add lessons about gays and lesbians to Social Studies classes in those pubic schools where you surrender your children every day.
The bills were pushed by State Senator Mark Leno who authored the bills, who himself has lace in his pants.
“Today, we are making history in California,” Leno burped, “by ensuring that our textbooks and instructional materials no longer exclude the contributions of LGBT Americans.”
This daily instruction of our children details, now listen to thisthe various sexual choices a gay person has. Yep they have plenty of choices for sure.  And here is the closing statement: “There is no room for “discrimination” of any kind in our classrooms, our communities, or the state,” said Dean Vogel, President of the California Teachers Association. So there.
We wonder if those LGBT lessons will discuss the one NORMAL activity they include in their sex lives? Again, to them, this is a normal activity. It is called
“Scatting,” where rubber sheets are put on their bed.
We suggest that sensitive people skip this next paragraph.
Scatting is when the partners defecate on each other, then lick the excrement off the other. This is pure insanity. Yes, and it is absolutely true. The first time I knew about this perverted sickness was when glancing through a free newspaper from a plastic rack in San Francisco.
Thumbing through it I came across an advice column for sodomites. So what else could be expected…this WAS in San Francisco after all.  The first writer complained that “when scatting, his partner would initially be turned on but when they ‘got into it,’ the partner could not stand the smell and went limp.” The whole glorious experience went down the toilet–which should have been done BEFORE the ultimate sport of Scatting ever began.
It will come as no surprise that a powerful entity, The United Nations, has  Partnered with this evil organization to force-feed this sick agenda on the entire world. As if this could not get worse, the Document proclaims that these new so-called rights supersede any claims of religious freedom.
Now, all manner of sexual activities would be a human right to be protected by governments and courts. There is even a renewed effort to push acceptance for pedophilia, adults having sexual relations with children. Even this would be protected by what is now known as “the Yogyakarta Principles.”
I can write no more on this nasty sickening practice. So will just say that all parents should be aware that sending their children to public schools will expose your precious kids to be forcefully instructed in practices that could only be found in Insane Asylums back in earlier days.
Parents reading this: Please talk to your church pastor about starting a Christian School at your church. It is not complicated to put together and operate. We must get our children out of this madness. It is our profound duty to protect our children. And they do indeed need to be protected from the Public School System.
Most sane people would assume that this would have to end. That is not true. Once something like this gets released into the atmosphere, it will only increase with more atmospheric pressure.
Now this sick perversion has taken the next step, since it was not stopped when it started, which it could have been. The richest and most powerful bodies in the world have now banded together to promote a radical homosexuality/transgender document called the Yogyakart Principles according to Center for Family and Human Rights, based in New York. And that partner is–The United Nations.
The Yogyakarta Principles is a document about human rights in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity, published as the outcome of an international meeting of human rights groups in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The Document was drafted by activists including a disgraced Catholic priest named Michael O’Flaherty in order to force “gay marriage” on Ireland.  It is a wicked document that seeks to impose the gay ideology on the whole world, The Yogvakart Principles declare that all forms of human sexuality are a human right.
They say that anything anyone wants to do with anyone else is, now get this,  protected by international law.
Citizens, it is time to push back against this sick agenda. If we do not stand firm on this by phone calls, letters to the editors, radio program call-ins, and from the pulpits, then we are doomed to live the rest our lives surrounded by perversion.
We cannot further allow this to happen.
Our profound thanks to Center for Family and Human Rights, Austin Ruse-President/C-Fam, for alerting us to this story and providing us with undeniable facts.
Photo Caption:  California Capitol flying Gay Flaggets
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Your Eyes and Alzheimer's

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  • * Note: Taken from the Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 6/4/18 –

 Check your Alzheimer’s risk… by looking at your eyes!
If you want a peek at your dementia risk, you’ve got two options.
You can visit a neurologist, but good luck if you don’t have any specific symptoms that’ll get you a referral first. You’ll probably have to shell out hundreds just to say hello, and let’s not even get into the cost of the brain scans and other tests.
The second way is a whole lot cheaper.
There’s ANOTHER doctor in your life who might be able to do the job, and his visit is usually completely covered.
It’s your EYE DOCTOR!
He probably doesn’t know it yet, but one of the standard pieces of equipment he uses to peek at your peepers can also provide a quick glimpse at the state of your brain.
And he doesn’t have to do anything other than what he normally does.
When he checks you for macular degeneration, he dilates your pupils and looks deep inside at the back of your eye.
He’s looking for little yellow clumps called drusen.
There are two forms, hard and soft. He’s usually looking for the soft stuff, which can be a warning sign of macular degeneration.
But a new study finds that hard stuff — which can be seen on the same test — could be one of your earliest warning signs of dementia risk.
Hard drusen deposits are FIVE TIMES more common in Alzheimer’s patients as they are in folks without the disease!
The reason for it makes perfect sense, too.
Those little chunks in the back of your eye are a sign of thicker blood vessels, which slow the flow of blood to the brain and cause some “backups” in the system.
In this case, those backups could include these chunks floating around into the back of your eyeballs.
If your eye doctor says you’ve got some of this hard drusen hiding in the back of your own peepers, don’t sweat it.
It’s a risk factor, not a guarantee. Do nothing, and you might never develop the disease.
But do SOMETHING… and you might be able to cut the risk.
And I’ve got just the thing.
Last year, a series of studies that show how two nutrients can help power the brain, slow aging, and protect against dementia absolutely puzzled scientists.
Why were they so darned puzzled? Well, the two nutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, are better known for how they protect the eyes from macular degeneration by cutting through drusen like a weed-whacker.
Looks like that puzzle may have just been solved!
Take an eye protection formula with lutein and zeaxanthin. You just might get a brain boost, too.
With a prize for your eyes,
Jack Harrison
 

Aspirin is not Your Best Friend

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  • * Note: Taken from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert – Melissa Young – 6/1/18

Dear Reader,
Aspirin is a miracle drug, all right. It’s a miracle that it hasn’t been moved behind the pharmacy counter by now!
For something so benign-looking, cheap, and easy to buy, it’s shocking at how deadly it can be. And that’s even at a “baby” dose of 81 mg.
As many have learned the hard way, it’s an extremely risky med — even when it tastes like oranges or cherries!
And along with the very real threat of internal bleeding (among other catastrophic side effects), we can now add something else to this “wonder” drug’s rap sheet: a doubling of the likelihood of a man developing the most dangerous skin cancer of all, melanoma.
So, if you’re taking a daily aspirin because you think it will prevent a stroke or heart attack or even offer some kind of protection against colon cancer, prepare to trade your skin — and maybe even your life — for those promises, which will more than likely turn out to be empty.


The devil is in the details

For decades, we were told that the simplest way to avert a heart attack is to simply pop a low-dose aspirin daily. But not even the FDA buys that story anymore.
Four years ago, the agency “carefully” examined the “scientific data” and realized that while researchers had found no real evidence that aspirin will prevent a heart attack, they did find some really hazardous side effects, including “dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach.”
Well, that sure took long enough for the FDA to figure out. I mean, aspirin has only been around for over a century!
But its deadly side effects don’t stop there — and the latest study shows how this common painkiller can actually kill youby sacking you with the deadliest form of skin cancer.
In this new study, researchers at Chicago’s Feinberg School of Medicine followed close to 3,000 total patients of both sexes ranging in age from 18 to 89. Within that group, nearly 1,200 had been taking a daily aspirin for a year or more.
After tracking their health status for five years, the researchers found that compared to those who didn’t take the drug, the men who popped a daily aspirin doubled their risk of being diagnosed with melanoma.
And even at the low dose of 81 mg, that danger remained.
Now, interestingly, the Feinberg scientists didn’t find this increased melanoma threat to be true for women. Lead researcher Dr. Beatrice Nardone said that could be for many reasons, one being that women may have more “protective enzymes” than men that can help to prevent skin cancer.
One of those watchdog enzymes is called superoxide dismutase, or SOD, an extremely important natural antioxidant that can counteract the damage done by oxidative stress. Having lower levels of SOD can result in unchecked “oxidative cellular damage in men,” said Dr. Nardone.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that aspirin is somehow safer (or safe at all) for women to take, as it’s also possible that further research will connect aspirin and melanoma to the fairer sex as well.
And if you’ve been sold on an aspirin regime based on news stories about how this “miracle” medicine can prevent cancer, especially colon cancer, know that there’s a lot more to the story than simply headlines like “Aspirin prevents cancer.”
The study at the root of a lot of that aspirin-taking hysteria came from a group called the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of experts that dispenses advice to docs all over the U.S.
While headlines ran nonstop several years ago about how an aspirin a day could keep you safe from colon cancer, as they say, the devil is in the details.
And the details in that research were that the people who appeared to have lower rates of colon cancer were taking gigantic doses — up to 1,200 mg — of aspirin daily for decades. Yikes!
Swallowing that much — the equivalent of nearly 15 low-dose aspirin pills a day for years on end — would send your chances of suffering a GI bleed off the charts! And just last year, I told you how researchers out of the University of California at Irvine found that aspirin can actually supercharge colon cancer cells, making them even more deadly.
So, when you see a bottle of aspirin, recognize it for what it really is: a dangerous drug that you should only be reaching for if you think you’re having a heart attack, not to prevent one.
And if you really want to make sure the odds are in your favor for dodging cancer, don’t even touch one aspirin pill!
To Saving Your Skin,
Melissa Young
 
Sources:
“Daily aspirin linked to double melanoma risk in men” Northwestern University, May 3, 2018, ScienceDaily, sciencedaily.com
 
 

Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

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  • * Note: Taken from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert – Melissa Young – 5/29/18

Dear Reader,
When doctors and researchers talk about a cure for cancer, it usually involves the development of extremely risky drugs, ones that will probably kill just as many patients as they “cure.”
But what it all boils down to is preventing what kills 90 percent of those who end up dying from a malignancy: the “successful” metastasis of cancer cells.
That’s when cancer cells escape from the original tumor and set up shop in other parts of the body, frequently the liver. And while doctors can typically remove the primary tumor, these traveling cancer cells often become unstoppable.
Now, Duke University scientists have discovered what could very well be the most important finding to date about how to keep cancer from metastasizing.
And by taking a few simple steps to cut off the food supply these killer cells use to multiply and thrive, it may be possible to stop them right in their tracks… something you can start doing right away!


‘Like a kid in a candy store’

The process by which cancer cells “detach” from a tumor and make their way to a new location inside your body isn’t all that simple. It’s more like an evil alien traveling through a dark galaxy while having to evade the defensive force of your immune system — and then setting up a completely new “microenvironment” to live in.
Of course, these killer cells also need food once at their new location, which is where this exciting new research comes in – the discovery that what cancer cells love to eat most of all is fructose. That’s right… as in high-fructose corn syrup.
“When cancer cells get to the liver, they’re like a kid in a candy store,” said one of the Duke scientists. And fructose, which is stored in the liver, is the perfect fuel to “create building blocks for growing more cancer cells.”
Once these malignant cells “rewire themselves” to easily utilize that fructose, they can become “unstoppable,” the researchers found.
While this new information is vital to both scientists and cancer patients alike, it’s not the first time that fructose has been implicated in the development and progression of deadly cancers.
Almost two years ago, MD Anderson researchers found that “it was specifically fructose” that is responsible for triggering an increase in breast cancer and its deadly metastasis.
And in 2010, University of California, Los Angeles, researchers discovered that fructose was like rocket fuel for pancreatic cancer cells, which can easily use the sweetener to divide and multiply.
The scientists who conducted the UCLA study commented at the time that they hoped the federal government would make some effort to “step back on the amount of high-fructose corn syrup in our diets.”
Well, I don’t think there’s much chance of that happening. But that’s something we can put into action all on our own – the only help necessary might be a good pair of readers to take to the supermarket with you!
A few decades ago, all you had to do was avoid soda if you wanted to dodge HFCS. Now, however, it’s in foods from yogurt to bread to condiments like relish and ketchup.
The good news is that more and more food manufacturers are taking it out of their products than ever before, thanks to informed shoppers like us. But you still have to be on the lookout for other forms of fructose.
That means checking labels and steering clear of any foods or drinks with added “fruit sugar” or any form of HFCS (which might have a number after it, such as HFCS 90, which means it’s 90 percent fructose!) – not to mention “fructose” itself!
Other ingredients to avoid include crystalline fructose and agave syrup, which is also sold as a bottled sweetener and is almost 100 percent fructose.
But don’t avoid actual fruit (meaning the real deal, not some gummies or fruit strips). While it does contain fructose, it’s “packaged” by Mother Nature in a way that allows you to digest it in a different and healthier way.
Even though we might not have our hands on a cure for cancer yet, if lives can be saved by eliminating added fructose from our diets, that’s really all that matters.
To Stopping the Spread of Cancer,
Melissa Young
 
Sources:
“Metastatic cancer gorges on fructose in the liver” Duke University, April 26, 2018, ScienceDaily, sciencedaily.com

SUPER STRAIN OF E-COLI

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  • This deceptive Obama trade deal places our health in serious jeopardy.
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Dear Reader,
While the media was busy reporting last week about why some people hear “Laurel” while others hear “Yanny,” a vital piece of news slipped right on by.
So, unless you happen to subscribe to the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, you likely didn’t hear that a super-strain of E. coli was just discovered on a commercial Chinese poultry farm.
This superbug is resistant to what’s called the antibiotic of “last resort,” a drug called colistin, meaning that it could be dire news for anyone who’s exposed. And while this threat appears to be thousands of miles away, it could come as close as your local supermarket.
Ever since the first shipment of poultry processed in China quietly arrived in the U.S. last year, we’ve been living under the threat that one of those Chinese superbugs will hitch a ride right along with it.
And as an eAlert reader, you know that we’ve been sounding the alarm for a while now about these Chinese chicken imports, which were first proposed during the Obama years. Now, however, that the plan has finally hatched, your only line of defense is knowing exactly where your chicken comes from.
Here’s what to look for before you touch another tender, wing, or roaster!


Going on a wing and a prayer

When a carton containing 110 pounds of poultry patties and nuggets from China arrived at a U.S. dock last June, whoever cut the seal on it opened up Pandora’s Box.
That was the very first shipment that resulted from a crazy trade deal allowing chickens that have been hatched, grown, and slaughtered in Chile, Canada, or the U.S. to be shipped to China… processed and cooked in China… then shipped back to the Americas.
If you think that sounds far-fetched, you’re not alone. But despite numerous protests over this deal, which was designed to make nice with China to open up that market for our beef exports, it’s now signed, sealed… and most definitely delivered!
While that first box of cooked chicken came from Chile, meaning that it traveled twice across the Pacific to reach our shores, that’s just the opening act — or as a former USDA official called it, a show of “good faith” from the U.S. as it gets everything cooked up for what’s going to be the main course.
Certainly, making ready-to-eat chicken products in a Chinese processing plant is bad enough, but what’s coming next will be even riskier. That’s allowing chicken that’s been raised and slaughtered right in China — the epicenter of poultry superbugs — to cross our borders and reach our tables.
In fact, the USDA outlined its plan to do exactly that, and it appeared as a proposed rule in a public notice last year. But again, unless you read the Federal Register, you wouldn’t have heard about that one!
And to give you an idea of how much Chinese chicken is expected to enter the U.S., the USDA estimates it to be over 300 million pounds a year for the next five years!
While the new discovery of that super-strain E. coli microbe is very scary news, it’s almost par for the course when it comes to Chinese poultry.
A study done last year and covered by the South China Morning Post found that almost 90 percent of the chicken meat sold in a particular province in China was contaminated with a superbug gene called MCR-1. That means that any bacteria carrying the gene is also resistant to the last-ditch antibiotic colistin.
Just remember, this is the same country where rat meat was sold as lamb and contaminated baby formula made hundreds of thousands of Chinese babies sick, killing six.
And of course, there was the pet food scandal of 2007, when Chinese suppliers replaced wheat gluten with a toxic chemical to save money. Thousands of dogs and cats in the U.S. died as a result.
While the big question is where this chicken may end up, no one really knows. The USDA has devised this whole plan to be as secretive as possible.
This means that you want to make sure any chicken you eat is raised AND processed right here in America. The first thing you’ll have to do is give up any pre-cooked chicken dishes — especially nuggets or patties. Chances are slim to none that any notice will be placed on the packaging to tell you whether it came from Shanghai or Sandusky, Ohio.
Next, be sure that any poultry you buy to cook at home comes from organic-certified U.S. farms.
While that may cost a little bit more, you’ll know that your chicken is “made” in the U.S. from start to finish, contains no pesticides or antibiotics, and didn’t arrive on a slow boat from China!
To Knowing What You’re Eating,
Melissa Young
 
Sources:
“‘Superbug’ surfaces at poultry farm in China” Robert Preidt, May 14, 2018, HealthDay, consumer.healthday.com
 
 
 

Oral Antibiotics are Not As Safe As You Think

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  • Note: Taken from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert – Melissa Young – 5/21/18
  • Dear Reader,When your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic just to be “on the safe side,” you may think that taking it can’t hurt.Unfortunately, it can… a whole lot!
    I’m not referring to what we already know about the overuse of antibiotics contributing to the deadly rise of superbugs.
    Nope, I’m talking about these drugs causing actual excruciating pain that can feel as if razor blades are poking your back, belly, and sides.
    That’s what kidney stones feel like. And if you’ve ever experienced one on the move, you know just what I mean!
    Now, some new research out of the University of Pennsylvania has found a link between taking certain types of antibiotics and a significantly higher risk of developing this agonizing condition.
    Even worse, that danger is greater for kids — and the younger they are, the higher the risk.
    Experts keep saying that the giant rise in the number of kidney stone cases — a whopping 70 percent increase during the past three decades — is still a mystery. But it looks as if we can now identify a very clear cause of this phenomenon — as well as a way to try to put a lid on it.
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    Stoned on antibiotics
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    They say that people don’t remember pain for the most part — but the kind caused by kidney stones appears to be another story!
    Dr. Gregory Tasian, the pediatric urologist at Penn who led this new research, points out how kidney stones used to be a problem mainly for middle-aged men. Now, however, they’re striking younger and younger people.
    So, building on prior research that found that those more prone to stones had “shifts” or alterations in their gut bacteria, Tasian and his team focused on the likeliest explanation — antibiotics, which kill both the good and bad bugs in your body.
    They analyzed two decades of health records for millions of adults and kids in the UK, focusing specifically on those who had suffered attacks of kidney stones.
    And they found that certain classes of oral antibiotics — namely sulfas, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones (which include Cipro and Levaquin), nitrofurantoin, and ones known as “broad-spectrum” penicillins — were linked to a significantly higher risk of kidney stones.
    Compared to subjects who didn’t take any antibiotics, sulfa drugs were found to double the chances of developing kidney stones, and taking penicillin upped the risk by almost 30 percent!
    And while the likelihood of developing stones due to these meds is highest for up to six months after a course of antibiotics, the researchers found that the risk can stick with you for several years!
    The problem is that you can’t always say no to antibiotics, which can save lives when used properly.
    But for a long time now, these drugs have been given out more like they’re Life Savers candies for the slightest sniffle or sneeze. In fact, the rise in kidney stones actually parallels the increase in antibiotic prescriptions!
    As the researchers noted, around one-third of the antibiotics given to kids are totally unnecessary. And as I told you a few months ago, a study from the Carolinas HealthCare System found that the other group for whom antibiotics are being way over prescribed is… you guessed it… seniors!
    So, from the youngest to the oldest patients, it looks like all you have to do is show up at a doctor’s office and — bingo! — you’re on a course of antibiotics just to be on that “safe side”!
    I know that it’s difficult to question your doctor, especially if you’ve been seeing him for a long time. But it’s possible that these two questions could save you or a child in your family from a horribly painful ordeal:
    #1 If you’re prescribed an antibiotic and don’t have a bacterial infection, ask your doctor why it’s necessary. You might be surprised at how easily your doc will simply say “Never mind.”
    #2 If you truly do need an antibiotic and it happens to be one that promotes kidney stones, ask if you can take another type. Many times, powerful drugs such as Cipro are handed out on a one-size-fits-all basis to save the trouble of taking a culture.
    And as a general rule for avoiding kidney stones (regardless of whether you’re taking an antibiotic), make sure that you’re drinking enough water, especially during the soon-to-arrive hot weather!
    To Staying Stone-Free,
    Melissa Young

Sources:
“Oral antibiotics may raise risk of kidney stones” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, May 12, 2018, Science Daily, sciencedaily.com
 
 

Drugs that Heavily Tip the Scales Towards Dementia and Alzheimers


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  • *Note: Taken from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert – Melissa Young – 5/4/18

Dear Reader,
By the time you opened your email this morning, an untold number of people (maybe even you) had already taken a type of drug that’s known to heavily tip the scales toward dementia and Alzheimer’s.
These meds are called anticholinergics, a class of pharmaceuticals used to treat so many conditions that even your doctor or pharmacist may not realize how many are out there.
But those who have been paying attention know that this dementia connection is a huge problem, especially for seniors who may be taking multiple meds that fall into this category.
Now, experts have confirmed earlier warnings about what anticholinergics can do to your brain, finding that not only can they up your chances of dementia, but certain ones can do so for decades after you’ve stopped using them!
These drugs may seem entirely disconnected from each other. But they all have one common denominator: a link to “cognitive decline.”
And I would bet that at least one of them is sitting in your medicine cabinet right now.
Here’s how to know for sure… so you know which meds to ditch!


Unintended consequences

In the mainstream media, why is it that most every story about a stray puppy or new ice cream flavor is “breaking news,” but when it comes to something actually important, such as how to safeguard your brain, you don’t hear even a whisper about it?
That is, unless you subscribe to eAlert.
Last year, we told you how a group of Rx and OTC meds with “anticholinergic” activities can double your chance of having a stroke. But that wasn’t the first appearance of a red flag regarding this class of drugs.
The year before that, we sounded the alarm about how these drugs can shrink your brain.
But even that was a follow-up to a 2015 study from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy that found that taking anticholinergics can up your risk of dementia by over 50 percent — and Alzheimer’s by a whopping 63 percent!
When are doctors going to start paying attention to these findings? And what in the world are they waiting for?
In a just-out study, scientists from universities in the UK and Ireland – as well as Indiana’s Purdue University — compared the habits of over 40,000 Brits who had been diagnosed with dementia to hundreds of thousands of others with no known cognitive difficulties.
They found that those who took anticholinergics for a number of conditions — depression, overactive bladder, or Parkinson’s — upped their chances of developing dementia by a hefty 30 percent. All it took was being on one of those meds for at least a year.
If you think about it, who takes those kinds of drugs for under a year? Some, such as antidepressants, can be lifetime commitments.
But it gets worse.
Researchers also discovered that the risk can persist for years — even decades — after you stop taking them. It’s like having a ticking time bomb… in your head!
These meds do their dirty work by blocking an important chemical messenger in your brain, a neurotransmitter called “acetylcholine,” and as I said, there are loads of drugs that fall into this group.
For example, there’s diphenhydramine, a.k.a. the popular allergy med Benadryl. You’ll also find that active ingredient included in Advil PM, Bayer PM, Nytol, Sominex, and Tylenol PM. Then there’s oxybutynin (sold over the counter as Oxytrol for bladder issues), the brand Chlor-Trimeton for allergies, and Dramamine used for nausea and motion sickness.
The acid blocker Tagamet is also in this group, as is the OTC allergy drug Zyrtec. Also included are the antidepressants Paxil and Brisdelle (which can be prescribed for hot flashes!), Imodium to treat diarrhea, and the antipsychotic Clozaril.
And that’s just the tip of this very large and dangerous iceberg!
The bigger story here is that you won’t find a warning about any of this on the packaging of any anticholinergics you may be taking… even if you use a magnifying glass to read every single side effect!
You may not even know if a med you’re on falls into this dangerous drug class, because that’s not listed on the packaging either.
By now, we should all have learned that just because a drug is commonplace or readily available without a prescription, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to take.
Many of these anticholinergics are for allergies, which means that they’re going to be selling like hotcakes right about now. But instead of turning to Benadryl or Chlor-Trimeton, why not try natural remedies like butterbur and goldenseal?
If you need something for nausea, try sniffing some rubbing alcohol from a cotton pad or ball instead of taking Dramamine. Research just published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that kind of “aroma therapy” to be over three times more effective than a prescription drug for nausea!
As the lead author in that study said, the “powerful message” here is that “there are simple, safe ways to deal with symptoms.”
And for any drugs that you’re currently taking — prescription or OTC — ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it falls into this group of anticholinergics, and if so, find out what other options you may have.
To Staying Mentally Sharp,
 
Melissa Young
 
Sources:
“Certain anticholinergic drugs tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds” Mark Lieber, April 26, 2818, CNN, msn.com
 

High Funeral Costs Can Kill Ya 


by Rev. Austin Miles            
Bob and Geri Boyd are the knowledgeable and cordial hosts of the radio program,”Issues in Education,” which is aired on stations nation wide. The Boyds’ send me vital information from time to time along with very funny things that give me my morning chuckle.
This, just received this morning, would be considered VITAL INFORMATION. Too often we fail to prepare for things that inevitably come, being too distracted by things of the world. Bob and Geri also have an excellent news letter that keeps one on top of the things that affect us all. For further info, check this site:
www.issuesineducation.org
             You Can Limit Death’s FINANCIAL Costs 
 This was in the Wall Street Journal and something most Folks don’t know. This man’s wife died and he was shocked by the unknown rules.
There are 5 Things:
 Issue one:   When we opened our own checking and savings accounts, we never named beneficiaries. He had assumed, incorrectly, that our accounts would simply transfer to the other in case of death. The banker who opened the accounts never suggested otherwise.
With a named beneficiary, her accounts would have simply been folded into mine. Instead, I had to hire a lawyer – at $ 465 an hour – to petition the court to name me as the executor of her estate.
I needed this power to transfer her accounts. Filing costs in New York city for the necessary document was $ 1, 286.00   The running bill for the lawyer stands at $ 7,402. 00 and I expect it to rise.
He also needed the documents for the companies that managed her retirement accounts and a mutual fund, because, as at the bank, we never named a beneficiary. By the way, this paperwork also required signature guarantees or a notary seal, which can take up an afternoon.
Issue Two:  The highly charged question regarding funeral and burial. Last summer when he was told his wife would not survive her illness, he tried to raise the issue of burial with her. She refused to have the conversation, but he quietly went ahead and purchased a plot of graves in the cemetery in Wisconsin where his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents are buried. That was something he actually did right.
I had to employ two funeral homes – one in New York and one in Wisconsin – for her body to make the journey out there. All told, he spent $ 46,359 to cover funeral expenses, graves, transportation, a headstone and a basic casket.
You don’t want to have to make this decision at the time someone close to you dies.  You simply will not be thinking straight.
Issue Three :  Their health insurance plan covered the long hospital stays and doctors visits. However, shortly after his wife died, he still received bills, even though their deductibles and copay had long since been covered. HE PAID THEM IMMEDIATELY , WHICH WAS A MISTAKE !  He was incorrectly billed and he has been fighting the hospitals and insurance company since January to get a refund, even though everyone agrees the bills were incorrect.  Before you pay any medical bills, make a simple call and determine their legitimacy. Mistakes are constant:  The systems are so complicated, even people in these offices don’t always understand the intricacies.
Issue Four :  His wife had two life insurance policies – one through her work and the other we purchased privately. The former was handled quickly and efficiently by her job and a check arrived almost immediately. Although the insurance company sent me a check for her private policy soon after her death, it took three months of constant calls and emails to determine a refund of the premium he had already paid for three months past her death.  He kept getting wrong information from the company, because the people he dealt with didn’t understand it themselves.
Issue Five : Over the coarse of his wife’s working life- from her first job at a fast food restaurant to medicine-she paid more than $100,000 to Social Security. Since she died at age 60, and their19 year old daughter is one year past the age of receiving a monthly benefit, all the money has simply disappeared into the lockbox in Washington. Nothing we can do about this one.
Finally, there is the major psychological trauma of grief. Most people believe death will never intrude on their lives and when it does, we will be so old and decrepit that it won’t much matter.
Trust him on this, – even when its been expected for a while, it still shocks deeply.
There is absolutely no way you can prepare yourself for the shattering heartbreak of loss. When it did come to him, he found the support of friends, family and faith to be invaluable.
Amazingly, that cost nothing.
Testimony from Warren Kozak
ANALYZING TODAY’S STORIES FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY

The most disgusting thing in the bathroom isn't what you think

* Do all of our loved ones & friends KNOW ?
* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 4/23/18
Maybe I’m a little old-fashioned, but I don’t leave the house without a hankie — and not those little pocket squares the fancy types use as decoration.

A hankie is handy when you’ve got to honk — and it’s even handier in restrooms.
And when you see the latest news, you’ll want to carry one around too, because under no circumstances should you ever dry your hands in the germ-blowing machines that are replacing paper towels everywhere.
It’s not just that they collect bacteria from partially washed hands and provide them with nice, warm, damp homes that are even better than Petri dishes for growing and spreading.
And it’s not just that they then blow those germs right at you when you use the machine (or even right in your face if it’s one of those ugly little “Air Blades”).
No — although both of those are reason enough never to use them, the latest news is the worst of all. It’s so gross that I want to warn you right now in case you’re eating.
Ready for it?
Hand dryers aren’t just spraying any ol’ random germs at you.
They’re spraying POOP germs — right into your hands and maybe even into your face!
BLEECCCHHHHHH!!!!!
In any bathroom — even the one in your home — flushing the toilet creates a “plume” of aerosolized particles. Whatever you’re flushing down also goes up, out and around the room in an invisible mist.
Call it one reason to listen to your wife and ALWAYS put the lid down (and do it before flushing).
In public restrooms, however, there is no lid — so, there’s ALWAYS a plume.
And considering the amount of action some of those toilets see, you can bet that plume goes all over the room.
The new study finds that hand driers seem to suck up and store the water droplets from that plume along with whatever filthy bacteria are in them, collecting them in a “reservoir” of poo germs.
Special plates that collect germs were placed at the hand driers in 36 different bathrooms. After just half a minute, they collected between 18 and 60 colonies of bacteria.
Collection plates placed at a random spot in the restroom, on the other hand, collected an average of just one spore.
The researchers said these germs are generally harmless, just gross.
Maybe for them.
But for older folks with weaker immune systems, a poo spray from a public restroom could be too much to take.
Use paper towels instead… and if there are none available, make like Jack and use a hankie.
Or, at least wipe your hands on your jeans. Just don’t stick ’em in those machines!
Not just blowing hot air,
Jack Harrison

Go nuts for this cancer-fighting plan 

  • I have been harping on the importance of eating nuts for years!
  • Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 3/14/18

 It’s one of the most dangerous forms of one of today’s top killer cancers.
But new research reveals a way to BEAT this cancer, SURVIVE the disease, and STOP it from coming back!
If you have colon cancer, you know that there’s more than just your rear end on the line.
Your life is at stake.
While many people survive this disease when it’s caught early, others aren’t so lucky: Colorectal cancers kill nearly 1,000 Americans every week.
The new study focused on those most at risk. It looked at people with stage 3 colon cancer — when it’s more advanced but hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body.
Some stage 3 colon cancers have a survival rate of just 53 percent, which is just a hair better than a coin toss.
But there’s a way to turn those odds in your favor, and all you have to do is… eat more nuts!
It sounds crazy, but it’s true. The new study of 826 patients tracked for 6.5 years finds that making nuts your snack of choice can give your body just what it needs to fight the disease.
All of these folks were treated, generally with some combination of surgery and chemo.
But not all of them had the same outcomes.
Some were much more likely to see the other end of the study than the others.
The key difference? Those nuts!
Folks who had just two 1-ounce servings a week were 42 percent more likely to have disease-free survival and a 57 percent bump in overall survival odds.
Not all nuts are equal.
Peanuts, for example, aren’t real nuts, despite the name. They’re legumes.
They can help… but not as much as true tree nuts, which increased disease-free survival by 46 percent.
Those include favorites such as almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts.
Don’t have cancer?
Those same nuts can stop you from getting the disease in the first place!
They’re cancer-fighting superfoods, with a 2016 study finding that eating nuts regularly will cut your overall risk of the disease by 15 percent.
That’s not just good. That’s GREAT — but that’s really only the beginning of the benefits.
That same study found that eating nuts will help prevent nearly ever leading killer, slashing your risk of death by respiratory infection in half and knocking the odds of dying from diabetes by 40 percent.
This same healthy habit will even cut your risk of death from EVERYTHING by 22 percent.
If you love nuts but have been afraid to eat them because of all the supposed fats and calories, it’s time to come out of your shell. Crack them open and enjoy… because all of those supposed fats and calories? They just might save your life!
Nuts over nuts,
Jack Harrison