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(NaturalNews) For over 60 years, the conventional psychiatric industry has systematically ignored the mental health benefits of niacin (vitamin B3) – as a natural way – to treat depression plus many other psychiatric disorders. This ‘mega-vitamin therapy’ eliminates the need for toxic anti-anxiety medications. In fact, along with antioxidants like, vitamin C, E beta-carotene and selenium, niacin provides the ultimate protection against disease-causing free radicals.
Depression is not caused by a pharmaceutical drug deficiency. In truth, we already know that vitamin B3 therapy is a simple, safe, and highly-effective way of improving your mental (and physical) health without the need for toxic chemicals. Learn more about this amazing therapy on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour.
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Vitamin B3 therapy cures alcoholism, anxiety, tension and, even, schizophrenia
Back in 1960, ‘Bill W.’, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, (Bill Wilson) met Abram Hofer, M.D., Ph.D. – who introduced Bill to the amazing healing potential of mega vitamin therapy. Dr. Hofer had lots of success treating schizophrenic patients – who also suffered from alcohol addiction and depression. Naturally, Bill W. was very curious – to say the least – and started to take 3,000 mg. of vitamin B3 per day.
After a few weeks, the fatigue and depression that plagued Bill W., for years, was gone. To make a long story short, Bill W. gave 30 of his close friends in Alcoholics Anonymous the same therapy and, within 6 months, he was convinced vitamin B3 would be very helpful for alcoholics. Unfortunately, as I’m sure you could guess by now, many of his appointed ‘medical experts’ did not like his excitement over a vitamin therapy to treat health problems and, to this date, vitamin B3 therapy remains a ‘secret’ to millions of needy individuals.
If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, depression or any other chronic stress-related health issue – don’t miss the next NaturalNews Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman and Andrew Saul, Ph.D. – an expert in vitamin B3 therapy and natural healthcare pioneer.
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3 warning signs of a vitamin B3 deficiency
If you suffer from high cholesterol – you probably have a vitamin B3 deficiency. After all, vitamin B3 is responsible for maintaining a healthy level of cholesterol in the body. And, remember, if your cholesterol gets too high and your blood gets ‘sticky’ – lots of health problems are created like, fatigue, depression, clogged arteries, heart attacks and death.
Skin lesions, throughout the body, are a clear indication of a vitamin B3 deficiency. Obviously, along with an improved diet of fresh, unprocessed foods loaded with organic fruits and vegetables – vitamin B3 supplementation will dramatically improve the health of your skin.
Diarrhea, mental confusion and insomnia are virtually eliminated by consuming sufficient amounts of vitamin B3 – along with many other antioxidant-rich foods and a reduction in stressful living habits.
This week’s guest: Andrew Saul, Ph.D., natural healthcare pioneer and nutritional therapy expert
Learn how to eliminate depression, anxiety and stress-related diseases naturally – Sun. Nov. 3
Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D. taught nutrition, addiction recovery, health science, and cell biology for a total of nine years for the State University of New York, and clinical nutrition for New York Chiropractic College. Since 2005, Dr. Saul has served as Editor-In-Chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service for over 140 issues.
In 2006, Psychology Today named Dr. Saul as one of seven natural health pioneers. He has won the Citizens for Health Outstanding Health Freedom Activist Award, is an Honorary Director of the Gerson Institute, and is featured in the documentary Dying to Have Known: The Evidence Behind Natural Healing and the very popular FoodMatters movie. The author or co-author of many books – his expertise on the topic of nutritional therapies for disease are second to none.
Stop depression, heart disease plus much more! On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Andrew Saul, Ph.D. talk about how to naturally reduce emotional (and oxidative) stress – naturally with mega-vitamin B3 nutritional protocols. Don’t miss our life-saving program – Sunday, Nov. 3rd.
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Posted October 25, 2013on:
(NaturalNews) Diabetics’ risk of developing heart disease or suffering a fatal heart attack are nearly doubled due to the devastating effect of insulin dysfunction and high blood glucose levels. Experts estimate that as many as one in three Americans will be affected by diabetes through the year 2050, a strong indicator that rates of cardiovascular disease and death from heart attack will skyrocket in a linear fashion. Fortunately, diabetes and heart disease are preventable through proper diet, physical activity, lifestyle alterations and a host of natural compounds including vitamin D.
A research team from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has determined that people with diabetes often develop clogged arteries that cause heart disease, and suggest that low vitamin D levels are to blame. Publishing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, principal investigator, Dr. Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi commented “About 26 million Americans now have type 2 diabetes… and as obesity rates rise, we expect even more people will develop diabetes. Those patients are more likely to experience heart problems due to an increase in vascular inflammation, so we have been investigating why this occurs.”
Vitamin D is shown to significantly lower macrophage adhesion to prevent arterial clots
A number of past studies have clearly demonstrated the critical importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels to reduce the risk of heart disease. This research set out to establish the relationship between white cell macrophages, typically responsible for fighting pathogenic invaders, and the development of foamy arterial plaque that restricts blood flow to the heart. Macrophages keep arterial walls clear when they become activated as a result of inflammation.
To carry out the study, researchers evaluated vitamin D levels in 43 people with type 2 diabetes and in 25 others who were similar in age, sex and body weight but didn’t have diabetes. They found that in participants with low vitamin D blood levels (fewer than 30 ng/mL), macrophages were much more likely to adhere to the inner endothelial lining of the vessels, where they trigger the collection of oxidized LDL cholesterol particles that form foamy plaque deposits. The vessels are then much more prone to become stiff and block normal blood flow.
The scientists examined a relationship between blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes control, body weight and race, and found that vitamin D was the only factor that influenced arterial plaque formation. Dr. Bernal-Mizrachi concluded “Previous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to increases in cardiovascular disease and in mortality… our work has suggested that vitamin D may improve insulin release from the pancreas and insulin sensitivity.” As studies are being conducted to determine if optimizing vitamin D levels (50 to 70 ng/mL using the standard 25(OH)D blood test) can actually treat heart disease in diabetics, daily supplementation with the prohormone is a prudent measure for all at-risk adults.
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Posted October 25, 2013on:
(NaturalNews) The guy is Vernon Johnston, and his story was first reported as a Natural News citizen journalism article in 2009.
That was around one year after being informed he was cancer-free from stage IV prostate cancer that had metastasized into the bone matter of his pelvic area in June of 2008.
Now here it is, over five years later, and apparently Vernon’s still going strong, according to his website reports, videos and announcements. The last known blog posting from Vernon was in August of 2013.
That’s five years and two months after being pronounced cancer-free at a Veterans Administration hospital.
The mainstream medical standard for considering cancer cured is five years in remission or cancer-free. That self-imposed standard is rarely met with surgeries, radiation treatments and chemotherapy sessions. Many die from those treatments within five years!
But after less than two weeks of intense bicarbonate of soda or baking soda (not baking powder) and blackstrap molasses consumption, he escaped not only cancer but toxic orthodox treatments.
Chemotherapy’s dismal record
An interesting study based out of the Australian Oncology Radiology Department, Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, conducted a very thorough epidemiological meta-analysis, completed in 2003 and published in 2004.
It was an effort to determine if the contribution of chemotherapy, both as curative and adjunctive cancer therapies, with its high expense warranted the Australian medical system’s financial support.
Their abstract reported: “The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.”
From their conclusion: “To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.”
Granted, this activity was the radiation boys attacking the chemo camp to discourage Australia’s socialized medical system’s funding of chemotherapy drug availability. So what. They got the numbers right, and the study was peer reviewed and published.
Thanks to cancertutor.com, that Australian abstract with full study details is available here (http://www.burtongoldberg.com).
According to the vast database cancer cure guide Cancer Tutor, 90% of cancer patients who don’t undergo conventional therapies survive beyond the five year mark, while 50% who have undergone extensive conventional treatments and are sometimes left to die survive. Still much better results than chemo!
Back to Vernon and his baking soda
Vernon also incorporated a good basic diet, lots of sunshine exposure and breathing exercises along with strong emotional support by family members for him and his attempt at curing his cancer alone with an unusual approach that was available to him.
The baking soda/molasses combination caused a drastic pH alkaline spike that oxygenated his cancer cells to their demise. Since cancer cells thrive by fermenting sugar, the molasses was the bait that allowed baking soda’s alkaline influence to enter and oxygenate them (http://drsircus.com).
He continued maintenance sessions every few months with two weeks of alkaline boosting using the same protocol of baking soda and molasses that he used to cure himself a few years ago, as explained here (http://www.phkillscancer.com).
Although this author and most others wouldn’t go it alone with only the baking soda-molasses protocol, it worked for him. Just like super-intense carrot juicing worked for Ralph Cole and Ann Cameron, as reported here (http://www.naturalnews.com).
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Answer: The U.S. debt is more than $17 trillion. Most news headlines focus on how much the U.S. owes China. And, in fact, China is the largest foreign owner of U.S. debt. However, the biggest single owner of national debt is the Social Security Trust Fund, aka your retirement money. How does that work, and what does it mean?
The Debt Is in Two Categories
The U.S. Treasury manages the U.S. debt (among other things) through its Bureau of the Public Debt. The Bureau has broken out the debt into two main categories: Intragovernmental Holdings ($4.8 trillion) and Debt Held by the Public ($11.9 trillion).
Intragovernmental Holdings – Just under one-third of the Federal debt is owed to about 230 other Federal agencies. How does this happen? Some agencies, like the Social Security Trust Fund, take in more revenue from taxes than they need right now. Rather than stick this cash under a giant mattress, these agencies buy U.S. Treasuries with it.
This effectively transfers their excess cash to the general fund, where it can be spent. Of course, one day they will redeem their Treasury notes for cash. The Federal government will either need to raise taxes, or issue more debt, to give the agencies the cash they will need.
Which agencies own the most Treasuries? Social Security, by a long shot. Here’s the detailed breakdown:
Social Security (Social Security Trust Fund and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund) – $2.764 trillion
Office of Personnel Management (Federal Employees Retirement, Life Insurance, Hospital Insurance Trust Funds, Postal Service Retiree Contributions) – $826.8 billion
Military Retirement Fund – $419.5 billion.
Uniformed Services Retiree Health Care Fund – $189 billion.
Dept. of Health and Human Services (Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund) – $260 billion
Department of Energy – $54.8 billion.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – $33 billion
Department of Labor (Unemployment Trust Fund) – $30 billion
Department of the Treasury (Exchange Stabilization Fund) – $26 billion
Other Programs and Funds – $260 billion. (Source: Treasury Bulletin, Monthly Treasury Statement, Table 6. Schedule D-Investments of Federal Government Accounts in Federal Securities, August 30, 2013)
Debt Held by the Public – Foreign governments and investors hold about half of the nation’s public debt. A little over one-fifth is held by other governmental entities, like the Federal Reserve and state and local governments. Fifteen percent is held by mutual funds, private pension funds, savings bonds or individual Treasury notes. The rest is held by businesses, like banks, and insurance companies and a mish-mash of trusts, businesses and investors. Here’s the breakout:
Foreign – $5.724 trillion
Federal Reserve – $1.794 trillion
State and Local Government, including their pension funds – $703.5 billion
Mutual Funds – $946.4 billion
Private Pension Funds – $457.7 billion
Banks – $341.4 billion
Insurance Companies – $263.3 billion
U.S. Savings Bonds – $181.7 billion
Other (individuals, government-sponsored enterprises, brokers and dealers, bank personal trusts and estates, corporate and non-corporate businesses, and other investors) – $1.497 trillion. (Sources: Federal Reserve, Factors Affecting Reserve Balance, March 28, 2013; Treasury Bulletin, Ownership of Federal Securities, Table OFS-2, as of March 2013)
This debt is not only Treasury bills, notes, and bonds but also TIPS, Savings Bonds, and State and Local Government Series securities.
As you can see, if you add up debt held by Social Security, and all the retirement and pension funds, nearly half of the U.S. Treasury debt is held in trust for people’s retirements. If the U.S. default on its debt, foreign investors would be angry, but the greatest harm would befall the average U.S. citizen.
Why Does the Federal Reserve Own Treasury Debt?
As the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve is in charge of the country’s credit, so it really doesn’t have a financial reason to own Treasury notes. So why did it double its holdings between 2007 and 2013? That’s when it began its program of Quantitative Easing. It stimulated the economy to escape the grips of the 2009 recession by purchasing more Treasury notes. This stoked demand for Treasuries and kept interest rates low.
The Fed’s been criticized for simply monetizing the debt. The Fed purchases Treasuries from its member banks, using credit it created out of thin air. This has the same effect as printing money. It keeps interest rates low, avoiding the high-interest rate penalty the Federal government would usually incur for excessive debt.
However, as the economy returns to normal, the Fed announced it will taper its $85 billion-a-month purchases of Treasuries sometime in the fall of 2013. As a result, interest rates on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose from a 200-year low of 1.442% in June 2012, to around 2.9% in the summer of 2013. For more, see Relationship Between Treasury Yields and Mortgage Rates.
What About Foreign Ownership of the Debt?
The breakout of foreign-held debt shows that China was the largest holder, at $1.276 trillion (as of June 2013). Japan came in second, at $1.108 trillion. The Caribbean Banking Centers have also increased their holdings in recent years, and are now third, holding $291 billion. The Bureau of International Settlements has stated that the Caribbean centers, Luxembourg (at $151 billion) and Belgium ($176 billion) are probably fronts for oil-exporting countries and hedge funds that don’t want to reveal their positions.
The oil exporting countries have increased their holdings, and edging up to become #4 at $256 billion. Brazil is the fifth largest holder, at $254 billion. The next largest holders are Taiwan, Switzerland, Russia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, holding between $124-$186 billion each. (Source: Foreign Holding of U.S. Treasury Securities, August 15, 2013; U.S. Treasury report ”Petrodollars and Global Imbalances”, February 2006)
China has increased its holdings, from $1.147 trillion, in the last year. It’s obviously not too concerned that the U.S. will default on its debt. China wants to keep the value of the dollar high. This makes its own currency, the yuan, relatively cheaper by comparison. That helps China’s exports to the U.S. seem more affordable, which helps its economy grow. That’s why, despite China’s occasional threats to sell its holdings, it’s happy to be America’s biggest banker, and largest foreign owner of U.S. debt. Article updated October 22, 2013
Posted October 22, 2013on:
Is this the land of the free and the home of the brave?