Promising research is going on with non-toxic therapies based on some forms of cannabis. The work includes significant benefits in Neurological conditions including MS in forms that are legal everywhere.
Did you know … that new research is saying that the secret to shedding pounds easily – and keeping them off is to NOT cut out fats or carbohydrates? I sure many of you have discovered this on your own! And I’ve been saying this for year, since I’ve lived the hell of obesity (311 pounds) – they ought to ask some of us what has worked – what an intelligent concept!
Research shows that pet owners have less hypertension and are healthier all around.
As a fat kid, who became an obese 311 pounder, this isn’t the place,, to share, but I personally can attest to this and I’ve worked with hundreds in the same boar – and now they think or suggest – really! If you’re suffering at any age, do check out some of my online shows, I’m very transparent, there are enough so-called experts out there who just write – yes, I write, but in each of my shows, less the male issues, I share some of what I’ve gone through and I do this to let you know that I care because I understand ‘hell.’
The month of April, which is my birthday the 7th, but I have a re-birthday and that’s January 6th. That’s the day I finally figured out I was worth living and I would do it as the song says – “My Weigh” and I have and will continue to be an advocate for those who have nobody.
Now to tell you what all the expensive grants have told them is – that analysis of more than 57,000 women who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study 11 (NHSII) showed that those who experienced physical or sexual abuse as children and/or adolescents were twice as likely to have a current food addiction as the women who didn’t suffer past abuse.
Although the investigators note that these results need to be replicated (I’m not volunteering, are you?), before a causal link can be definitively stated, they write that it is important for clinicians to work toward decreasing the risk for serious overeating in women with a history of abuse.
For example, those “who show a propensity toward uncontrolled eating could potentially be referred to prevention programs,” whereas women who are obese might be screened for early trauma to address any psychological impediments to weight loss, said lead author Susan M Mason, PhD, (wonder how much she weighs?), from the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, in a release.
It’s always amazed me that all these so-called experts have no life experience in any of these research programs, but I guess fat can be security for grant money for years to come. For those who follow my shows, you’re not surprised, but for those who don’t – this is me!
Here we go again…………………
“Of course, preventing childhood abuse in the first place would be the best strategy of all, but in the absence of a perfect child abuse prevention strategy, it is important that we try to head off its negative long-term health consequences,” added Dr. Mason.
OK, maybe there’s hope, the researches are going to move into the recipients homes for a long period of time and see reality? Just still hoping……
Would you believe (yes you would), this study was published online in Obesity in May.
Moving on – Beyond Comfort Food
According to the researchers, more than one third of all women in the United States experienced some form of abuse before their 18th birthday.
Although previous research has shown an association between childhood abuse and adulthood obesity, possibly because stress (stress is a motivator, dis-stress brings on pain, illness, disease and early death – check out my shows), may lead to the overeating of so-called “comfort foods,” the current investigators sought to examine whether early abuse could increase the risk of a later food addiction. Let’s continue….
They examined data on 57,321 female participants in the NHSII who were asked about past abuse and current food addiction. The latter was defined in the study as 3 or more “clinically significant symptoms on a modified version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale,”
Results showed that 8.2% of all the women assessed met the clinical criteria for food addiction. In addition, 8.5% reported experiencing severe physical abuse as children or adolescents, and 5.3% reported repeated experiences of forced sexual activity.
Both type of abuse “were associated with roughly 90% increases in food addiction risk,” reported the investigators.
Long-Term Effects of Abuse:
“Our large cohort allowed us to conduct in-depth examinations of the associations between the type and timing of child abuse and food addiction, a measure of uncontrolled eating reported by 8% of our simplified,” write the researchers.
However, the study had several limitation. These included that the timing of the onset of food addiction symptoms could not be ascertained, which would have clearly shown that he abuse happened first, and that the study participants wee primarily white – so the results may not be generizable to the entire US population. The researchers also relied on the women’s self-reports of child and adolescent abuse, which could no be validated.
Nevertheless, the findings add to “accumulating evidence of the importance of stress (again it should be called dis-stress), in the etiology of some obesity phenotypes, and may help to inform the development of weight-loss regimens for women with abuse histories,” write the investigators.
“Our study also contributes to a growing body of literature documenting widespread and long-lasting mental and physical health repercussions of child abuse, which help to clarify the true societal costs of child maltreatment and the lend urgency to abuse prevention efforts.”
They add that future research should “further articulate the pathways from abuse to weight gain,” to help identify crucial points of vulnerability and to better assist with both prevention and treatment.
This study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. The study authors have reported no relevant financial relationships – whatever that may mean in the real world!
So, let me offer myself as a person who has been there and done that and has worked with, well I really don’t know how many – but you guys are wasting the grant money, as I’m sure some of you realize. You don’t have a clue! You can’t understand the women involved in your test tubes! And I’ve been though it myself, so if you’re reading this, get in touch and we can have a real talk about the real issues and the real answers which you can’t get the way your trying to, hopefully, in good faith!
As those who know me know, I don’t often just use research which you can’t access, but this is obviously a heart issue for me and I would like to have some feedback. What they didn’t consider or ask – how is Mom’s issues of eating affecting her family – why would one ask such a sensible question? Don’t ask me!
My goal is to give you information and fact when I have them so that you know I’m just wanting to help you to –
Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!™ Dr. Rhonda
Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) has learned that the FDA is working with state medical boards behind the scenes – sometimes in violation of the law.
According to our sources, professional medical boards are launching investigative actions against integrative physicians not because of patient complaints, but because of materials forwarded to them by the FDA before they are made public. These boards are treating the FDA documents as if they were formal complaints.
In other words, the US Food and Drug Administration, which is barred from interfering with the practice of medicine, is in fact deliberately but secretly ignoring the rules – something practitioners and consumers alike need to be warned about.
We suspect, but cannot yet prove, that this is widespread and is being orchestrated by a shadowy private group called the Association of State Medical Boards.
One doctor in Louisiana was accused by the FDA of not following his IND (investigational new drug study) protocol involving stem cells. The state’s medical board – prompted by the FDA – then went after his license. In the end, the doctor kept his license by signing a consent agreement. Demanding the signing of an onerous consent decree is a favored government tactic. Because the government has unlimited legal funds, it can threaten to bankrupt the doctor if the decree is not signed, and then include provisions in the decree that are not only humiliating but difficult to follow, so that further charges can be threatened or filed.
The system sometimes works in reverse as well. The California medical board notified the FDA about a possible contamination problem with intravenous garlic that a doctor was using to treat lyme disease. The FDA started its own investigation and obtained the patients’ private information, it them handed the patient records over to the medical board, exposing the patients’ private information. This is illegal in California, but sadly, not in most other states, where a state board may obtain patients’ medical records without their consent.
In response, a case was filed in Sacramento on behalf of the patients whose medical records were improperly given to the board by the FDA. For strategic reasons, it was a narrow action: the suit went after the medical board and its agents, not the FDA. California’s constitution includes the right to privacy, which the courts have interpreted to mean that absent explicit consent from the patient, the medical board has to prove good cause for a request for private records.
There are other areas in which the FDA is aggressively interfering in the practice of medicine. The agency assets that one’s own stem cells, when used in a medical procedure, are drugs – and therefore to be regulated as drugs. For example, a Colorado company offered a treatment in which stem cells were isolated from the patients’ bone marrow, processed, and the resulting cells injected back into the same patient to treat joint pain. The FDA said the company was “manufacturing, holding for sale, and distribution of (sic) an unapproved biological drug product, “ and issued an injunction to stop the treatment. The company sued, but the court sided with the FDA, stating that the biological characteristics of stem cells are changed enough in the procedure that they warrant regulation by the FDA. The company plans to appeal the ruling.
In another attempt to regulate the human body, FDA tried to claim human excrement as a drug. No, we’re not kidding. There’s a medic al procedure to treat gut infections by implanting the intestine with healthy bacteria from healthy family member-donors’ fecal matter. FDA said the stools were unregulated drugs, and would require investigational new drug applications and would have to be taken through the extraordinary expensive approval process before doctors could continue to perform the procedure. In June, as a direct result of embarrassing publicity, the FDA said they won’t enforce the new requirement, after all.
Information such as this and others that I share on my online weekly radio shows is starting to have people who were never involved in the natural health field, to take notice of how we the people are being manipulated and used as experiments which the food and drug companies with their friendship and financial rewards to the powers that be, are getting wealthier by the minute – of course, at our expense. Dr. Rhonda