autoimmune diseases

  1. The hidden toxin behind autoimmune disease in women

    The dangerous way to ease hot flashes

    Soy isn't a food -- it's a dangerous unregulated drug, and most people are getting dosed with it at every meal.

    We should be getting ZERO soy, but instead the mainstream is busily trying to cook up ways to sell us MORE -- like the new study that claims it can reduce the number of hot flashes during menopause.

    Does it work? Barely -- and even that's debatable.

    In a review of 19 studies involving a combined 1,200 women, researchers claim that soy in any number of forms -- from nauseating soy "milk" to nasty old tofu -- offered minor improvements in the frequency and severity of hot flashes.

    But the only reason it MIGHT work at all is what I've said all along: Soy is a hormone, not a food -- specifically it's a plant version of estrogen.

    Soy backers grudgingly admit this is true, but they've always claimed it's so weak it doesn't have any estrogen-like effects inside the body.

    Sounds to me like they're trying to have it both ways on this. On the one hand, it's too weak to affect the body. On the other, it's so strong it can reduce hot flash frequency and severity in ways that we know estrogen can.

    Which is it gentlemen?

    But it's a moot point anyway, because the last thing anyone needs -- even women who really do need more estrogen -- is fluctuating doses of female hormones from soy.

    Soy can wreak havoc on the immune systems of women and disrupt or damage the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands in men and women alike (and let's not forget that it can give even a "manly man" his very own set of boobs).

    Ladies, if you're looking to beat "the change," you might need some estrogen -- but stick with tried-and-true hormone therapy from an experienced naturopathic physician.

  2. Why you need your tonsils

    I hope you didn't rush to get your tonsils plucked out at the first sign of trouble. Turns out you might need 'em after all.

    Docs have assumed that tonsils are more trouble than they're worth -- a source of everything from minor infections to bad breath. Plus, they can make easy money removing them.

    But ironically, those "useless" disease-prone tonsils might actually play a key role in -- you guessed it -- fighting disease.

    Isn't it funny how it always seems to work out that way?

    In this case, researchers have found that the tonsils can manufacture the T-cells your body needs to prevent or fight cancer and autoimmune diseases.

    Until now, docs have assumed that all those T-cells are made in the thymus, an immune system organ that sits in your chest. But according to the research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, T-cells in five different stages of development were found in the tonsils.

    The researchers couldn't actually figure out what those tonsil T-cells are used for -- but the fact that the tonsils even make them at all is food for thought.

    They could be called to use by the body to fight off cancers and other infections, or they could be a "back up plant" for T-cell production if the primary site, the thymus, is ever harmed or simply can't make enough on its own.

    All I can say for now is, don't have your tonsils removed.

    P.S. This is a banner month for "useless" organs. Another new study finds you might need your appendix, too. Researchers say the organ might actually be a "safe house" for beneficial gut bacteria, allowing your body to replenish itself in the event of a major infection.

    So unless it's about to burst like an overripe watermelon, leave it in.

  3. Don't trust new Gardasil 'study'

    You'd have to be on the Merck payroll to believe the company's dangerous HPV vaccine is actually safe. And sure enough, the latest study to make that claim was funded by none other than Merck itself.
  4. High fructose corn syrup takes a hit

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    The FDA ruled that products containing high fructose corn syrup can't be labeled as "natural."

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