1. Major news organization blames parents for unborn child's death

    Flu vaccine fright squad attacks grieving parents

    When it comes to frightening folks into taking the flu vaccine, the mainstream media isn't above a little name calling. Tell them you're not ready to roll up your sleeve for a shot that sickens more people than it helps, and they'll call you irresponsible... heck, they've even been known to call you stupid.

    But now these bullying slime balls are slinging around their most despicable slur yet. They had the nerve to call a young woman who was fighting for her life a baby killer.

    You heard that right. The media and mainstream medicine -- which have worked hand in hand to turn abortion into an outpatient, conveyor belt procedure over the past 40 years -- actually had the nerve to accuse an Arkansas woman of killing her unborn baby because she made an informed decision (one supported by her OB-GYN no less!) to skip the flu vaccine.

    The left-wing nuts with a megaphone over at CNN reported that a 29-year-old Arkansas woman miscarried at five months after she got a very bad case of the flu. The poor gal, who suffered a variety of complications, was on a ventilator and unable to defend herself, which probably suited CNN just fine.

    After all, they don't need another embarrassment like when they botched their reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing or on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision. These CNN reporters take more wrong turns than Mr. Magoo!

    Tragically, the young woman has now lost her battle. The worst part is that some rotten doc who wasn't even treating her had the audacity to suggest that the flu vaccine could have prevented the entire tragedy. They ought to take that doc's medical license away... or get her a muzzle... or BOTH!

    These mainstream ignoramuses talk about the flu vaccine like it's some sort of magical cure-all. The truth is that last year's flu vaccine failed 91% of the time for vulnerable populations like seniors. And there's NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER that this year's vaccine is going to perform any better.

    But do you know what there IS evidence for? An inflammatory response to the flu shot that some researchers believe could lead to complications with pregnancies. So who in their right mind could blame a would-be mom for skipping a shot that probably wouldn't work, and that leaves countless pregnant women feeling sick and miserable?

    Here's the truth -- the drug companies base the flu vaccine on nothing but a guess about which strains will be prevalent in any given year. And the guessing is being done by the very same corporations that introduced Vioxx and other potentially deadly drugs to the market. So, trust me, these geniuses don't exactly have a crystal ball.

    You know that, and CNN should have known that too. Yet they chose to drag a defenseless woman and her deceased baby through the mud, simply to scare you into getting a flu vaccine.

    This woman and her husband deserved better... their baby deserved better... and so do you.

  2. Yet another downside to diabetes

    Yet another downside to diabetes

    Over the years, I've written tons of articles about the diabetes epidemic, and often it's to bring you some good news about victories in this war, or about certain vitamins (ginseng, for example) that can keep this awful disease at bay. Unfortunately, this is not one of those articles. I'm here to tell you about a new study that's found yet another downside to obesity and diabetes: infertility.

    A new report recently presented at the conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology has concluded that the semen from diabetics actually contains damaged DNA. What's more, it appears that this damage is irreparable.

    According to one of the study's authors, Dr. Con Mallidis of Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, "Diabetics have a significant decrease in their ability to repair sperm DNA, and once this is damaged it cannot be restored."

    Tack this on to the long list of dangers and complications of diabetes, a disease that's blossomed into a full-blown American epidemic in recent years. But the study also found that obesity (which is, of course, closely linked to diabetes) and being underweight also cause problems with sperm. A separate study discovered that males with a high body mass index produce less seminal fluid, and more abnormal sperm.

    "This is not simply a coincidence," Mallidis said. "We have shown for the first time that diabetes directly affects male fertility on a molecular level."

    This damaged DNA can result in some devastating and tragic reproductive consequences, including higher miscarriage rates and debilitating childhood diseases - including some pediatric cancers.

    The cause of all these nightmares? Sugar, of course.

    During the study, Mallidis said the researchers "found a class of compounds known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in the male reproductive tract" which are formed as the result of the addition of sugar, a process called glycation. Mallidis said that AGEs are dependent on lifestyle choices like diet, and play a role in the male reproductive system."

    We still don't know how AGEs cause and contribute to DNA damage, but I'm willing to bet that the impact of AGEs on health may be a lot more far-reaching than just diabetes and its various complications.

    For years I've told you how sugar and diabetes are joined at the hip. It's easy enough to avoid diabetes just by avoiding those sweet-tasting pitfalls. But easy or not, the epidemic keeps ballooning. And that means various complications from diabetes keep on growing too. Diabetes is associated with nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney damage - and now, apparently, irreparably mutated sperm. If that's not enough to get you to swear off Twinkies, I don't know what will.

    "We must now try to develop strategies to protect sperm, and to diminish the accumulation of AGEs," said Dr. Mallidis. Such strategies could involve changes in diet, disrupting a step in the formation of AGEs, or increasing the body's protection against AGEs, possibly through the use of dietary supplements.

    The problem is, things aren't getting better on the obesity front: the World Health Organization claims that the number of obese people will increase by a staggering 75 percent worldwide by 2015 - an estimated 700 million wide bodies. If Mallidis's study is correct, imagine the global health implications - not just of the increased number of diabetics, but of the exponentially higher number of children born with severe health issues (or not born at all) as a result of a global decline in the amount of viable sperm. It's a frightening thought.

  3. The one piece of my advice pregnant women should ignore

    According to a new study that's just been released, pregnant women who consume over 200 mg of caffeine per day have TWICE the risk of miscarriage than women who consume no caffeine at all.

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