Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Life Without Medical Care: How the Public Health System Collapsed in Venezuela

by J. G. Martinez D, The Organic Prepper:

Editor’s Note: People who have been through a collapse, like Jose and Selco, know for a fact what it is like to live in a place where there are no hospitals, little medicine, and few professionals. In this article, Jose gives us a glimpse of what life is like without medical care as he shares how the public health system in Venezuela collapsed. ~ Daisy

The access to the public health system in Venezuela hasn’t been good since the middle 70s. In the bigger cities, things were more or less decent until the middle 80s. This system, based on mere profits as quotas or portions from the oil revenues, while the population was not very large, reached a critical mass level. The crumbs from such revenues (where most of this income was stolen or sent outside of the country) allowed us to avoid the total collapse of the health system. Despite being bigger every year, the infrastructure of the system could not hold up against the corruption.

New Ebola Outbreak Reaches A Major City In Congo As The WHO Warns About The Possibility Of “An Explosive Increase In Cases”

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

The worst Ebola outbreak in a number of years has health officials on high alert, and the fact that a case is now being reported in a major city is extremely concerning. As we have seen during past outbreaks, Ebola can spread very rapidly, and the mortality rate during an outbreak is often above 50 percent. A few years ago, just rumors that Ebola might start spreading inside the United States caused quite a bit of panic out there. Let us hope that this current outbreak is brought under control quickly, because Ebola is a horrible, horrible disease.

9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke


from Green Med Info:

Five million people die from stroke every year. Those deaths can be cruel and lingering. These 9 foods can help keep you safe.

Worldwide five million people die from stroke every year accounting for about 10 percent of total deaths.[i] But those deaths can be cruel and lingering. In just moments, you can go from happy, active, and productive to the helpless prisoner of a useless body.

Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of a blockage within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. It accounts for 87 percent of all stroke cases. Hemorrhagic stroke is usually caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure. It occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures.

Stunned scientists find BLUEBERRIES are better at destroying cancer cells than conventional radiation therapy alone


by Tracey Watson, Natural News:

Cervical cancer strikes close to 13,000 women each year, claiming over 4,200 lives. Traditional treatment options include surgery to remove the affected tissue, radiation therapy using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs to destroy the affected cells (although healthy cells are killed too), or a combination thereof. However, these treatments are invasive and have low success rates.

Now, a study by researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia has confirmed that blueberry extract not only enhances the effects of radiation therapy – one of the most popular treatments for cervical cancer – but is even more successful than radiation at destroying cancer cells.


by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

GUANDONG, China —Sun Yat-sen University’s (a Top 10 university in China) Dr. Zhibin Yao is not a household name in the American autism community, but perhaps he should be. Not only is he American-educated (University of Pittsburgh) and the author of 33 peer-reviewed studies, but he’s also the lead author of two of the most important biological studies ever done analyzing how, exactly, a vaccine can cause autism.

Dealing with Pantry Pests: Rodents


by Melonie Kennedy, The Organic Prepper:

It’s obvious that rodents can make a big mess, damage structures and food storage containers, and can eat up both our food and the money used to purchase it and the replacements for it. What is not so obvious to some is the extreme risk to a family’s health and welfare from a rodent infestation.

In a previous article, Dealing with Pantry Pests: Bugs, we covered how to deal with insect invaders in the prepared pantry. Now it’s time to tackle the other critters that can wreak havoc on our stored foods: rodents.

“We Now Have Urban Ebola” In Congo, WHO Warns Of “Potentially Explosive Increase” In Cases

from Zero Hedge:

Experts fear an “explosive increase” in Ebola cases after an outbreak in Congo entered a “new phase” and spread from the countryside to a city.

The BBC reports that Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million people about 130km (80 miles) from the area where the first cases were confirmed earlier this month.

The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa.

Forty-four people have been infected and 23 people are known to have died.

Big Pharma screws us on a daily basis

by Hesh Goldstein, Natural News:

This article by Elaine Silvestrini who writes for, a consumer education and patient advocacy website based in Orlando, FL, which appeared in the NJ Asbury Park Press newspaper on 4/13/18, puts the sickness selling scam of big pHarma in its true perspective.

Understand that the steadily rising drug prices are endangering the safety of the “tricks” of the “hooker” medical cartel.

Here’s the article:

“Big Pharma money seems to be everywhere anyone is making policy or taking any kind of action involving drug manufacturers. As a general statement, this is probably no surprise.
But the details of how much Pharma money has influenced and potentially tainted policy making, medical education and even patient advocacy are sobering. They also raise questions about how the U.S. should refocus healthcare priorities to better benefit patients.

Turmeric is an ideal drug alternative for treating Type 2 diabetes – research journal


by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

If you’re diabetic, you’ve probably had it hammered into your head already that you need to eat a low-glycemic diet and exercise regularly, but there is one very powerful tool that can help you in this fight that doesn’t get nearly as much attention: turmeric.

This root, which comes from the same plant family as ginger, is actually one of the most thoroughly researched anti-diabetic plants, and a new review in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism adds to the growing body of evidence that its active polyphenol curcumin can make a huge difference in managing and even preventing the illness.


by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

“We realized that, if this whole phenomenon really exists in a human being even for 15 days, it would have immense application in unraveling secrets of medical science and its application for human welfare.”

Those were the words that came from the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences in India along with several other scientists regarding a man they studied back in 2010 who has claimed to go without food and water for more than seventy years. The statement was given to ABC news, among several other media outlets. Those claims are obviously unable to be substantiated in a way the world needs them to be, but doctors nonetheless decided to see if 15 days was even possible, given that what we’ve been told about the human body, even 15 days without food and water should lead to a human in desperate and dire condition.

Lawmakers Introduce Farm Bill Amendment to Prohibit Federal Government Interference in Raw Milk Sales

by Derrick Broze, Activist Post:

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the House Farm Bill designed to make it easier for consumers to access raw milk.

As part of the ongoing debate of the so called “Farm Bill,” three representatives have introduced an amendment to prohibit the federal government from intervening in state laws which allow for the sale of raw milk. The House Rules Committee will debate a number of amendments on Tuesday and Wednesday before a potential floor vote later this week.

Compounds in lemon found to effectively fight cancer without harmful side effects


by Ralph Flores, Natural News:

You can never really go wrong when it comes to lemons: It’s a delicious addition to any dish, and it smells good, too. It’s also known to have various health benefits, most notable of which is vitamin C.

That said, these yellow oblong-shaped fruits aren’t just to keep the colds away for another day. According to research, lemons – in particular, lemon peels – contain key compounds that support the immune system and fight cancer, without any side effects.

This is possible, thanks to the presence of a compound called d-limonene.