Date:21 April 2022
- ● Tobacco style restrictions won’t curb appetite for unhealthy foods
- ● ‘Good’ cholesterol protects against Alzheimer’s
- ● E-cigarettes not as healthy as touted
- ● Verizon told to shut down cellphone tower
- ● Covid Corner
Tobacco style restrictions won’t curb appetite for unhealthy foods
The UK government has unveiled plans to restrict in-store promotions of foods, from October 2022, deemed to be high in fat (without differentiating between healthy and non-healthy fats), sugar and salt (HFSS) in July 2021 as part of its attempts to tackle the obesity epidemic. A new survey by SPQR Communications sought people’s views on further controls of HFSS products including plain packaging and health warnings similar to those imposed on tobacco products. The majority of those surveyed did not support such controls saying any restrictions would not impact their purchasing habits. The survey report asks how effective such moves might be if they step out of line with public opinion. Such ‘foods’ are mass produced from cheap ingredients that do little to nourish those eating them contributing, not only, to the rise in obesity but other associated disease states. They’re a far cry from the whole unprocessed, nutrient dense foods recommended as part of our book RESET EATING.
‘Good’ cholesterol protects against Alzheimer’s
Higher levels of HDL cholesterol protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers publishing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association found HDL cholesterol creates a protective sheath around the brain to help it communicate and repair itself. They also found increased levels of cholesterol helps to reduce inflammation — a key component in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The conclusions of the study once again put the indiscriminate use of statins under the microscope. Although diet is not discussed by the study authors, it underlines the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle with plenty of good, healthy, fats to feed the brain.
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E-cigarettes not as healthy as touted
Many health authorities, including Public Health England, are pushing smokers to transition to the use of e-cigarettes/vapes because they are considered to be a ‘safe’ and ‘healthy’ option to tobacco cigarettes even though multiple studies have previously warned against associated health issues. The latest study published in eLife using a mouse model, found smoking-flavoured pod-based e-cigarettes (specifically Juul) on a daily basis increased inflammation throughout the body but particularly in the brain and gut. The inflammatory response of different organs changed according to the flavour being tested. The results of the study are especially concerning given the number of young people, whose brains are still developing, that are now using flavoured e-cigarettes.
Verizon told to shut down cellphone tower
Following the installation of a cellphone tower in the US town of Pittsfield in 2020, multiple reports of health problems including ringing in the ears, sleep problems, headaches and skin rashes, were received from seventeen local residents. The Massachusetts Board of Health, recognising the very real problems that can be caused by electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) has now issued a Cease and Desist Order against Verizon, the company that installed it, requiring it to decommission the tower.
- The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the use of the Moderna covid jab for children aged 6-11 years old
- Two politicians in California have introduced bills that would penalise medical professionals deemed to be spreading covid misinformation (AB2098) and require tech giants to disclose the algorithms (SB1018) used to decide what content appears in users’ feeds so they can find out how widespread so-called covid misinformation is and determine ways to combat it. Opposition testimony from multiple witnesses has been given by those opposing the introduction of bill AB2098
- Natural immunity is more robust and longer lasting than that from covid jabs according to a research letter published in JAMA. The authors concluded that natural immunity didn’t wane, but mRNA vaccines’ protection did
- Polish authorities have pulled out of the contract with Pfizer for the supply of covid injections after a force majeur clause was invoked following the failure to reach a compromise with Pfizer. It said the pandemic situation has changed and its finances are being stretched to the limit due to the influx of refugees from Ukraine
- Following the imposition of covid jab mandates by Canadian universities, a new education system is being launched on the 27 April called the Canadian Center for Learning. The group behind the new system says it wants to create a new generation of “…autonomous thinkers and courageous leaders for social transformation.”
- Covid Vaccine Research Scientific Publications & Case Reports (NB: PDF is slow to open) is a collection of peer reviewed case reports and studies reporting adverse effects post Covid vaccination
- Data from the UK government’s Weekly Flu and COVID-19 Report for week 14 (see table 7, p78) indicates that nearly 20 million Brits have not been covid jabbed, despite claims to the contrary, by government officials
- A US army medic has alleged that army doctors have been told not to record cases of adverse reactions following covid jabs
- Young men aged between 16-24 years are at higher risk of developing myocarditis following a second dose of mRNA covid jabs according to a new study from Norwegian researchers published in JAMA
- A US Federal judge has struck down the Biden Administration’s mask mandate on public transport and airplanes saying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had failed to follow proper rule-making and justify its decision to mandate face coverings. A group of pilots and flight attendants are going ahead with legal action to prevent mask mandates from ever being brought in again. The Biden Administration is refusing to let go announcing it will be appealing the decision
- Civil liberties groups in Canada are pressing the Canadian government to hold an open independent ‘public’ enquiry into Justin Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act to deal with Freedom Protestors earlier in the year
- Three US navy personnel have died within the space of a week aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Cause of death has not yet been provided for any of those that passed away
- The New Zealand government has launched an appeal against the High Court’s decision in February to remove jab mandates for the Police and defence force. The judge ruled that the requirement for employees to present a jab passport or lose their jobs was not a ‘reasonably justified’ violation of the Bill of Rights. Government advisors say the reason for the appeal is not to reverse the decision of the High Court but contest points of law.
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