ANH News Beat (week 12/2024)

Mar 21, 2024

Date:21 March 2024

Content Sections

  • In Brief (click on the links to read more)
  • Natural News
  • ANH-USA Update
  • Covid News

In Brief (click on the links to read more)

  • Big Pharma’s obesity payday
  • Alzheimer’s disease linked to poor gut health
  • UN report slammed for not demonising meat consumption
  • NHS seeks to plug gaps with AI
  • The health benefits (or not?) of intermittent fasting
  • Low carb diets reduce risk of developing heart disease
  • Western living damaging ability to digest plants
  • UK Telecom company installing small cell technology
  • Study declares mobile phone use doesn’t increase brain cancer risk
  • HPV vaccine linked to autoimmune risks
  • Irish regulators withdraw CBD supplement from stores
  • Lab-grown meat for pets
  • ANH-USA Update
  • Covid News inc:
    • Do covid shots really prevent heart disease?
    • Stop using the term long covid
    • Covid shots increase risk of dying if hospitalised due to covid
    • Concerns over blood donations from covid vaccinated


Natural News

  • Big Pharma is rushing to take advantage of the popularity of new weight loss drugs such as Ozempic and Mounjaro. Now, they’re looking at the development of drugs to reduce the loss of lean muscle due to the rapid weight loss induced by the obesity drugs, rather than supporting the use of exercise to preserve and build muscle mass and improve metabolic health.

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  • In a huge payday for Novo Nordisk, its obesity drug Wegovy, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke, meaning insurers are now more likely to cover the cost of the drug
  • People with Alzheimer’s disease have higher levels of gut inflammation. A new study published in Scientific Reports showed that those with higher levels of inflammation also had higher levels of amyloid plaques, a key marker of Alzheimer’s disease, in their brains. The researchers also found that people with higher levels of gut inflammation, but who hadn’t been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, scored lower on memory tests

>>> Alzheimer’s disease: cheap nutrients outperform latest drug

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>>> Infographic on pharma and natural health perspectives of Alzheimer’s, obesity, hypertension and cholesterol

  • A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, setting out a roadmap to tackle the climate ‘crisis’, has been slammed for not recommending a reduction in meat eating and dismissing alternative proteins. Writing in Nature Food, a number of climate scientists criticised the lack of a clear plan to ‘shift-away’ from the production and consumption of animal products and the report’s failure to mention the World Health Organization’s ‘One Health’ agenda
  • Increased use of AI systems in the NHS are predicted to plug gaps left by an increasing exodus of staff, reduce misdiagnoses and reduce the potential for legal action according to a new report released by the National Health Executive.

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  • Regular use of a fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) reduces insulin resistance, liver fat and immune system ageing leading to a reduction in biological age in humans. The new study, led by Dr Valter Longo and published in Nature Communications, adds to the evidence supporting the benefits of an FMD. Although we’d argue that you can achieve the same results, and even better over time, by eating real food and including intermittent and longer fasting in your daily routine as a life change, rather than a week slotted in once or twice a year. It also costs less!
  • Have you heard the news that intermittent fasting leads to a 91% increased risk of heart disease? The sensationalist headline forced us to look at the study, but it turns out there isn’t one! Once again, this is a case of science by press release, in this instance promoting a conference abstract and poster presentation. There are many questions to be answered about the methodology of the study referenced and not least of all two statements in the press release; “Factors that may also play a role in health, outside of daily duration of eating and cause of death, were not included in the analysis“; and, “…the dietary information collected was by two 24-hour recalls at the time of enrolment“. STAT’s science correspondent sums up another example of yet another shoddy press release designed to capture people by headline.

Below, you can find out more about one of the most powerful ways to improve your health, longevity, hormonal balance and help manage your weight — it’s called fasting:

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  • Eating higher levels of protein and fat and reducing carbohydrate consumption reduces your risk of developing heart disease. According to a recent study published in Nutrients, it’s not just the ratio of macronutrients, but also the quality that matters. The review adds to the plethora of scientific evidence supporting low-carb diets
  • People living in cities are losing the ability to digest cellulose from plant foods as gut microbiota shift and change in response to modern day living and diets. Publishing in Science, researchers identified an increasing lack of ruminococcal species in the guts of people living in westernised urban areas. Given the push towards plant-based foods this could cause issues in future unless the cellulose is broken down prior to consumption in highly processed foods.

>>> Plant-based eating – the ‘diet’ that’s no fad

>>> Feature: The red meat witch-hunt exposed

  • Virgin Media O2 is installing small cell technology in the UK. The company is installing smart poles next to existing fibre cabinets, which house small cell technology that don’t require additional planning permission or the need to inform local residents
  • Spending long periods of time using a mobile phone doesn’t increase the risk of brain cancer. That’s the conclusion of the COSMOS study, which started in 2007. Published in Environment International, the study found no link between mobile phone use and an increased risk of brain tumours. However, the study authors list an impressive range of potential conflicts of interest, including working for the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which has been criticised for its own conflicts of interest and acting as experts for the World Health Organization.

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  • A widely used HPV vaccine has been implicated in the development of four autoimmune conditions. A new study published in Vaccine compared the health records of nearly 2 million Columbian girls. Those that were HPV vaccinated, using a quadrivalent HPV vaccine, were found to be up to 4.4 times more likely, than girls not vaccinated, to develop four different autoimmune diseases. The Defender has more.

>>> Find out more about the concerns over the safety of HPV vaccines

  • As uncertainty over the legality of CBD supplements continues across Europe and the UK due to CBD’s status as a novel food, the Food Standards Authority (FSA) Ireland has withdrawn The CBD Store CBD Oil food supplements from stores declaring them to be an unauthorised novel food.

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  • Wanna get people used to the concept of lab-grown meat? Give it to their pets! In an effort to desensitise people and get them used to the concept of lab-grown meat, producer of lab-grown meat, Meatly, will now be offering it in pet food. Initially, the ‘meat’, which is grown in huge vats of growth medium, from the cells of a single fertilised chicken egg, which have become immortalised, will only be available for cats in the UK. Meatly promises, via some slick marketing, the ‘meat’ is free from a range of nasties, but as we already know from Bored Cow ‘milk’ that may not be the case. Added to which, ‘fermed meat’ is not part of cats’ evolutionary diet and will be unknown to their genome with the potential to cause great health harm as a result.

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>>> Lab-grown meat versus agro-ecological farming

ANH-USA Update

  • Powerful, well financed figures are attempting to move our food production away from soil-based farming systems in favour of genetically-engineered lab produced ‘food’ products. One of the latest products to hit the shelves in the US is a bio-engineered milk substitute produced through precision fermentation. We’re told they’re healthy and will save the planet but the evidence tells a very different story. Find out more…
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving at lightening speed to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs) in the same way as medical devices, which is likely to significantly add to the regulatory load and in turn compromise patient health. Find out what the FDA’s up to…

Covid News

  • A new paper published in Heart claims that receiving a covid shot protects against heart disease for up to a year following vaccination. However, hidden deep in the supplementary information has highlighted significant problems with the paper and its methodology. Dr Vinay Prasad digs further to expose the shortcomings of a widely reported paper
  • A top Australian doctor has called for people to stop using the term ‘long covid’ after a study found that symptoms associated with post-covid infection are ‘indistinguishable’ from other post-viral illnesses. The evidence from the new research is due to be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2024, being held in Spain at the end of April
  • People who’ve been hospitalised due to covid illness are at higher risk of dying if they’ve been given a covid shot, than those who remained unvaccinated according to a new study published in Frontiers in Immunology
  • Significant concerns over the use of blood donated by people who’ve had covid shots have been raised by a new preprint study from Japan. The authors call on medical professionals to be aware of a range of risks including post-vaccination thrombosis, cardiovascular damage and a range of other conditions affecting multiple organs
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has responded to a Freedom of Information request regarding studies on myocarditis, by sending a fully redacted document plus a second that’s mostly redacted. The issue and total lack of transparency is revealed in a Tweet from Epoch Times reporter, Zachary Steiber.


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