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Study Finds

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Throughout the entire coronavirus pandemic, health officials have warned the public to stay indoors. However, a new study finds they may have been going about things all wrong. According to researchers in Scotland, getting out into the sun may be the medicine for COVID-19. Read more

Becoming Minimalist

“Your life will be simplified when you choose inaction when no action is required and choose action when action is required.” —M.M. Ildan Read more


Do your eyes frequently ache after staring at your tablet or smartphone? It’s not just the strain of looking at a small screen. It may be a sign of irreversible damage being done to your eyes—cellular damage that can lead to blindness. Read more

Sci Tech Daily

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract of children and the amount of common chemicals found in their home environment.

The work, published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, could lead to better understanding of how these semi-volatile organic compounds may affect human health. Read more

Natural Health 365

(NaturalHealth365) Could the exploding rates of chronic disease be in part due to the increasing amount of global air pollution? According to a brand-new study printed in Nature Scientific Reports, the answer is a sobering yes. Read more


  • The CDC released new guidance Monday, warning there are health risks associated with overly intense disinfection.
  • The coronavirus very rarely spreads to people from surfaces, the agency said. 
  • Independent health experts agree: soap and water works fine. Read more

Study Finds

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While it’s a common belief that most things get better with each passing generation, it appears health is not one of them. Researchers from The Ohio State University find the overall health of younger generations in America is getting worse over time. Specifically, millennials and members of Generation X are facing higher risks of disease and death than their Baby Boomer parents. Read more

More News & Research Articles

Healthy Home & Lifestyle

Daily Titan – February 22, 2021

Toddlers on tablets, children on smartphones and a generation raised by screens.  

It is inevitable that smartphones and tablets are everywhere and adults need them to function in this technologically advanced world. But, why do we insist on shoving them in front of children to shut them up — especially during such critical developmental years? Read more

Mom’s Across America – January 18, 2021

Moms Across America is a 501c3, and therefore not a political advocacy organization. We have supporters from many different political views because we all, no matter what our political party, eat food, and want our families to be healthy. We encourage unity and embrace the good intentions from our supporters of all political parties in order to fulfill our mission; to educate and empower mothers and others with actions and solutions to create healthy communities. Read more

Green MedInfo – January 26, 2021

With the public’s growing awareness of the deadly side effects associated with the regular use of synthetic painkillers like ibuprofen, the need for natural, evidence-based alternatives has never been greater. Read more

The Truth About Cancer – December 4, 2020

  • Epsom salt baths are an excellent way to de­stress and detoxify the whole body.

  • Unlike other naturally occurring salts, Epsom salts are formed from a pure mineral compound containing magnesium and sulfate.

  • More than 325 enzymes in the body require magnesium to function properly.

  • Epsom salts have been shown to improve many conditions associated with inflammation and to provide pain relief by pulling out harmful toxins.

  • You should not take Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated.

  • Plan on 40 minutes in the tub for an effective Epsom salts bath.

  • Use approximately 1/2 cup of Epsom salts for every 50 pounds of weight. Read more

Wake Up World – December 1, 2020

It seems like everyone wants a home that feels like a retreat: an environment that’s soothing, uplifting, and beautiful. Many of us are taking inspiration from the Danish word hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which is all about creating a cozy home that inspires connection and a sense of well-being. Natural fibers, pale colors, and lights with a soft, warm glow are hallmarks of this style. Read more

Becoming Minimalist – Joshua Becker

Home is about family, thankfulness, acceptance, love, and strength. It’s about reflecting on the life that was and looking forward to the life that can be in the future. It’s about counting blessings. And it’s about slowing down from life long enough to appreciate and enjoy the people who matter most. Read more


Dr. Mercola – November 20, 2020

Using common household products to clean floors, do the laundry or even bathe could have a detrimental effect on your child’s gut health. An unhealthy gut microbiome may affect the immune system and nutrient absorption, and has been associated with obesity and diseases such as dementia and asthma. Read More

Environmental Health News – October 20, 2020

If you’ve been considering throwing out that old couch, now might be a good time. Dust in buildings with older furniture is more likely to contain a suite of compounds that impact our health, according to new research. Read more

Fluoride Action Network – October 7, 2020

The former director of the NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Dr. Linda Birnbaum, and top scientists in researching fluoride neurotoxicity have just released an important Op-ed highlighting mounting evidence that suggests fluoride may be hampering brain development and reducing kids’ IQ. Read more

Health Nut News – September 24, 2020

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated guidance on the use of dental amalgam, including a safety warning to health care providers and the public. The FDA notes it is recommending certain high-risk groups avoid getting dental amalgam whenever possible and appropriate. Read more

Diabetes Forecast – By Andrew Curry

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—NAFLD, for short—is the most common chronic liver disease in America. Because of the liver’s central role in so many body processes, fat in the liver can have a ripple effect, increasing the risks of developing both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Read more



Dr. Mercola

  • Meat scientist Eric Berg, Ph.D., stopped a study he was conducting with pigs that were fed what the average American eats because their health was rapidly failing
  • Data show the average person gets 57.9% of their energy from ultraprocessed foods and 89.7% from added sugars, which may be a major contributor to 42.4% of adults being overweight
  • The NOVA food classification system says ultraprocessed foods contain substances only found in foods such as potato chips, carbonated drinks, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and pizza
  • Ultraprocessed foods can increase your risk of infection, cancer, obesity and death as they promote hunger, overeating and negatively impact your gut microbiome. Read More

Over the last several years, certain Architecture & Design trends have risen to prominence and are now widely used. How these trends interconnect is really interesting to me. Sustainability, modular design, minimalism, and biophilic design may seem disparate, but they all have one common thread: intentionality. All of these ideas promote a deliberate, purposeful design approach toward the built environment. To create a desired experience, design must be done with intention in mind. Read more

Toxic Chemicals & Pollution

The Intercept

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers. Read more


Newswise — LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2021) – Research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research suggests that exposure during pregnancy to a wide variety of pesticides may lead to the development of central nervous system tumors during childhood. Read more

The Guardian

Researchers believe a factor is a chemical used in drycleaning and household products such as shoe polishes and carpet cleaners in the US. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – March 30, 2021

New peer-reviewed study by Environmental Working Group shows TBHQ, a preservative in Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats and hundreds of other foods, may damage the immune system. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – March 26, 2021

A new systematic review of all published studies evaluating the potential neurotoxicity of fluoride found the chemical is a “cognitive developmental hazard to humans.” Read more

Newswise  – March 10. 2021

Newswise — Expectant women are more likely to give birth early if they have high blood levels of a chemical used in flame retardants compared with those who have limited exposure, a new study finds. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – February 25, 2021

Shanna Swan, Ph.D., author of “Count Down,” says endocrine-disrupting chemicals are causing decreased sperm counts, plunging testosterone levels and rising levels of erectile dysfunction.

“If you look at the curve on sperm count and project it forward — which is always risky — it reaches zero in 2045, meaning the median man would have essentially no viable sperm,” Swan writes in her book. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – February 23, 2021

The authors of a new peer-reviewed article linking phthalates to long-lasting neurodevelopmental harm in fetuses, infants and children want the chemicals, found in toys, floor coverings and hundreds of other products, banned. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – February 23, 2021

The authors of a new peer-reviewed article linking phthalates to long-lasting neurodevelopmental harm in fetuses, infants and children want the chemicals, found in toys, floor coverings and hundreds of other products, banned. Read more

Environmental Science & Technology – February 22, 2021

The heating and cooling of buildings account for as much as 20% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To combat global climate change, the use of foam insulation is increasing in building renovations and in new construction. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – February 18, 2021

Georgia and Tennessee are first states to gain approval to diffuse a chemical known to trigger asthma and other serious respiratory illnesses throughout government buildings, healthcare and food processing facilities and intrastate transportation. Read more

Fast Company February  12, 2021

Nanotechnology is spurring a new industrial revolution. The process of engineering materials on an incredibly small scale—a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers wide—has led to advancements in everything from electronics to paint to cosmetics to clothes. But their small size also poses a threat as a new type of pollution: nanomaterials can easily end up in the environment, get into living organisms, and make their way through the food chain, new research shows. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – February 1, 2021

Glyphosate-based herbicides disrupt the human gut microbiome even at low doses regulators claim are safe, according to a new study. Imbalances in gut bacteria are linked to cancer, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and depression. Read more

RT – January 24, 2021

New research has shown that despite being marketed as a healthy alternative, soybean oil, America’s most popular oil, causes neurological changes in the brains of mice, and may contribute to autism and dementia in humans. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – January 22. 2021

We’ve all heard about the dangers of lead paint, and thankfully, interior paints that contain lead are no longer sold in the U.S. or most parts of the world. You may have even heard of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and carefully chosen products with low levels of these hazards. But another chemical used in paint has become the focus for green scientists this year: a hormone-disrupting chemical class called APEs. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 16, 2020

A new study found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller, made genetic changes to the sperm of rats, causing increased disease in subsequent generations.  Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 17, 2020

This is the first time a death in Britain has been attributed to air pollution — legal experts say it could open the door to a wave of lawsuits by pollution victims and push the British government to crack down on air pollution. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 23, 2020

Investigation reveals FDA’s failure to account for the cumulative effect of chemicals on public health, particularly for communities already facing significant health and socio-economic disparities and for children who are uniquely susceptible to dietary exposures from multiple chemicals. Read more

The Guardian – December 22, 2020

Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – November 18, 2020

A total of about 400 different agricultural pesticides were used in the U.S. in 2017, the latest year data is available. More and more pesticides have been used because they “contribute to higher yields and improved product quality by controlling weeds, insects, nematodes, and plant pathogens,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read more

Dr. Mercola – November 24, 2020

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage — the kind seen in Alzheimer’s disease — than women who live in locations with lower levels, according to a new study. Read more

Wireless Radiation

Health.news – January 18, 2021

After House Bill 522 was passed in New Hampshire, establishing a 5G investigatory task force, the commission formed came to the conclusion that 5G is fundamentally dangerous for pretty much all life.

Its 13 members, whose expertise ranges from epidemiology and occupational health to toxicology, physics, engineering, electromagnetics and the wireless industry itself, found that, according to the available science, 5G radiation is intrinsically unsafe. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – January 25, 2021

5G networks could be responsible for an extra 3 – 7 billion tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere, according to a report published last month by France’s High Council on Climate. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – January 21. 2021

For decades, the public has been told there is no evidence that wireless technology is harmful. Claims of 5G harms have been dismissed as “conspiracy theory.”

landmark case against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) contests these statements and asserts that the harms are proven and that an epidemic of sickness exists. Read more

GreenMedInfo – September 18, 2020

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that surround you 24/7 could be interfering with your immune system function, even triggering allergic and inflammatory responses while interfering with your body’s repair mechanisms. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 21, 2020

Researcher Zorach Glaser, Ph.D. spent decades archiving studies that examine the link between certain health issues and exposure to microwave and radio frequencies. Scholars and the public are now invited to help review Glaser’s documents. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 23, 2020

Here’s the latest news, policy, events and campaigns related to Children’s Health Defense’s 5G and Wireless Harms program. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 16, 2020

According to new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, smartphone overuse significantly increases the risk for ocular symptoms, including myopia, asthenopia and ocular surface disease, especially in children. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – December 14, 2020

A meta-analysis of eight studies reveals that exposure to radiation from cell phones, iPads and laptops significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, especially for women over 50. Read more


Children’s Health Defense – December 7, 2020

This study adds to a growing list of published peer-reviewed papers that compare the health of vaccinated children to the health of unvaccinated children. These studies suggest we have long underestimated the scope of vaccine harms, and that the epidemic of chronic illness in children is hardly a mystery. Read more

Chronogram – November 23, 2020

Months of pandemic-driven remote work, Zoom classrooms, and endless Netflix streaming have been giving many of us major tech fatigue. Concern about increased exposure to electronic devices and their effects on our bodies and minds has become top of mind for many people, including EMF Home Inspector Harrison Barritt, who has made it his mission to educate those in the Hudson Valley and beyond about the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Read more

Natural News

Any health conscious consumers rarely, if ever, microwave their food anymore, but when they do, they probably do not realize that they’re not just destroying the nutritional value of the food, but the “nuker” is negatively impacting their hearts. Read More


Ever worry that that gadget you spend hours holding next to your head might be damaging your brain? Well, the evidence is starting to pour in, and it’s not pretty. So why isn’t anyone in America doing anything about it? Read more

Mental & Emotional Health

Aubery Marcus – December 2, 2020

Dr. Zach Bush is a medical doctor with a comprehensive understanding of the human organism, the natural environment, and the spiritual cosmos. One of the most sought after experts on holistic health and regenerative agriculture, during his time spent in the ER he was responsible for bringing many patients back to life, giving him a unique vantage point on the nature of death. We discuss everything that has happened in 2020 as it relates to human thriving, and the optimistic silver lining that the challenges of this year have provided. This is the best podcast on medicine and spirituality I have had the pleasure to be a part of – Check out Dr. Zach Bush on ZachBushMD.com

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Dr. Mercola – November 29, 2020

  • There’s an entire school of research within public health on how to frighten people, known as “fear appeal”
  • Fear appeal is based on the premise that to successfully implement a public health measure, you must first highlight a threat. And, to work, the threat must be made personal, so that people fear for their personal safety
  • Next, you give people something immediate to do that will set them on the path of cooperating with the plan in its entirety. Examples during the COVID-19 pandemic include not leaving your house, wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, closing certain businesses and keeping children home from school. In the future, we can expect to be told we must get vaccinated and digitally tracked before we can resume life as normal
  • By adding confusion to the mix, you can bring an individual from fear to anxiety — a state of confusion in which you can no longer think logically. In this state, you are more easily manipulated
  • Eventually, when the fear and anxiety are great enough, desperation sets in, at which point people are willing to do just about anything to get relief Read More


Newswise – November 18, 2020

Newswise — A study published in Ecological Applications suggests that nature around one’s home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more



“This is my area of expertise I want to be able to share today with you actual science. I am not here to offend one side or the other. I’m here to speak data and data speaks the truth” ~ What public health messages have we been missing ~ What treatments should be available to everybody ~ “Vaccines” Watch Video

Health Research – March 28, 2021

The Pharmaceutical Industry has had an extremely checkered past in terms of producing many products that have had devastating consequences to those who consumed them. Increasingly, the industry encompasses not only all the patented drugs, but also most of the toxic chemicals that are used to control pests in agriculture. Over the past decade, the pharmaceutical industry and the agrichemical industry have been steadily merging into a behemoth of unimaginable power and wealth. For example, Monsanto is now a subsidiary of Bayer AG. It’s a convenient partnership, because the agrichemicals make us sick and the treatment for the many diseases they cause is a cash cow for Big Pharma.  Read more

The Conversation 

Raising children during the pandemic has largely occurred in isolated/sanitized environments that are unprecedented in extent and duration. These kids are at greater risk of developing hypersensitivities and autoimmune diseases than anyone before them. The immune systems of children are not designed to develop in isolation from the microbial world, so let’s consider letting children be children again. Read more

The bmj

Leaked documents show that some early commercial batches of Pfizer-BioNTech’s covid-19 vaccine had lower than expected levels of intact mRNA, prompting wider questions about how to assess this novel vaccine platform, writes Serena Tinari. Read more

American Institute for Economic research – March 4, 2021

En face, CDC’s conclusion on mandates might appear to make sense unless one is familiar with the scientific data pertaining to the ineffectiveness of masking for prevention of the spread of Covid-19 (e.g. references 123456789101112131415) in which case the findings in fact contradict most of what is now known. The CDC’s conclusion might have made more sense if the real-world evidence we have about mandates did not actually exist (e.g. references 1234).  Read more

GreenMedInfo – March 15, 2021

A review of data from 87 regions worldwide found that in about 98% of the comparisons, there was no evidence that lockdowns reduced the number of COVID-19 deaths. Read more

Drugs.com – March 3, 2021

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 — A new study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract COVID-19. Read more

Dr. Mercola – February 27, 2021

  • Data from the first registry to record children’s experiences with masks show physical, psychological and behavioral issues including irritability, difficulty concentrating and impaired learning
  • Since school shutdowns in spring 2020, an increasing number of parents are seeking drug treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for their children
  • Evidence from the U.K. shows schools are not the super spreaders health officials said they were; measured rates of infection in schools were the same as the community, not higher
  • A large randomized controlled trial showed wearing masks does not reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2
  • It is important to pay attention to the direction leadership is taking to protect your future and your finances Read more

PMC – January 2021

Many countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making. Read more

Pub Med – January 5, 2021


Background and aims: The most restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for controlling the spread of COVID-19 are mandatory stay-at-home and business closures. Given the consequences of these policies, it is important to assess their effects. We evaluate the effects on epidemic case growth of more restrictive NPIs (mrNPIs), above and beyond those of less restrictive NPIs (lrNPIs).

Methods: We first estimate COVID-19 case growth in relation to any NPI implementation in subnational regions of 10 countries: England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, and the US. Using first-difference models with fixed effects, we isolate the effects of mrNPIs by subtracting the combined effects of lrNPIs and epidemic dynamics from all NPIs. We use case growth in Sweden and South Korea, two countries that did not implement mandatory stay-at-home and business closures, as comparison countries for the other 8 countries (16 total comparisons).

Results: Implementing any NPIs was associated with significant reductions in case growth in 9 out of 10 study countries, including South Korea and Sweden that implemented only lrNPIs (Spain had a non-significant effect). After subtracting the epidemic and lrNPI effects, we find no clear, significant beneficial effect of mrNPIs on case growth in any country. In France, e.g., the effect of mrNPIs was +7% (95CI -5%-19%) when compared with Sweden, and +13% (-12%-38%) when compared with South Korea (positive means pro-contagion). The 95% confidence intervals excluded 30% declines in all 16 comparisons and 15% declines in 11/16 comparisons.

Conclusions: While small benefits cannot be excluded, we do not find significant benefits on case growth of more restrictive NPIs. Similar reductions in case growth may be achievable with less restrictive interventions. Read More 

Dr. Mercola – January 18, 2021

  • More than 100 doctors, scientists and leading authorities have signed an open letter calling for increased use of vitamin D in the fight against COVID-19
  • The letter recommends taking enough vitamin D to achieve a blood level of at least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L). They also urge testing of all hospitalized COVID-19 patients and adding vitamin D to the treatment protocol for any patient whose level is below 30 ng/mL
  • The Irish Covit-D Consortium is also calling for greater use of vitamin D against COVID-19, citing evidence showing it can lower the risk of death from COVID-19 in the elderly by as much as 700%
  • Research shows giving critically ill COVID-19 patients high doses of vitamin D significantly reduced the number of days they had to spend in the ICU. They were also less likely to need ventilation
  • Another recent study found high-dose vitamin D supplementation sped up viral clearance; 62.5% of participants in the intervention group became SARS-CoV-2 RNA negative within 21 days, compared to just 20.8% of controls who did not receive vitamin D. Read more

Plos One – December 31, 2020

Measures of individual exposures to immunotoxic PFASs included short-chain PFBA known to accumulate in the lungs. Elevated plasma-PFBA concentrations were associated with an increased risk of a more severe course of COVID-19. Given the low background exposure levels in this study, the role of exposure to PFASs in COVID-19 needs to be ascertained in populations with elevated exposures. Read more 

Research Square

Background: Narratives about complaints in children and adolescents caused by wearing a mask are accumulating. There is, to date, no registry for side effects of masks.

Methods: At the University of Witten/Herdecke an online registry has been set up where parents, doctors, pedagogues and others can enter their observations. On 20.10.2020, 363 doctors were asked to make entries and to make parents and teachers aware of the registry.

Results: By 26.10.2020 the registry had been used by 20,353 people. In this publication we report the results from the parents, who entered data on a total of 25,930 children. The average wearing time of the mask was 270 minutes per day.  Impairments caused by wearing the mask were reported by 68% of the parents. These included irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%) impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).

Discussion: This world’s first registry for recording the effects of wearing masks in children is dedicated to a new research question. The frequency of the registry’s use and the spectrum of symptoms registryed indicate the importance of the topic and call for representative surveys, randomized controlled trials with various masks and a renewed risk-benefit assessment for the vulnerable group of children: adults need to collecticely reflect the circumstances under which they would be willing to take a residual risk upon themselves in favor of enabling children to have a higher quality of life without having to wear a mask. Read more

Lifesite – December 23, 2020

Only 300 asymptomatic cases in the study of nearly 10 million were discovered, and none of those tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

Rational Ground 

Charts and graphs show how mask do not prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Instead it seems to show they spread the virus. Read more

Dr. Mercola – December 4, 2020

  • A vast majority of those testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic. They simply aren’t sick. The PCR test is merely picking up inactive (noninfectious) viral particles
  • In one study, which looked at pregnant women admitted for delivery, 87.5% of the women who tested positive for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 had no symptoms
  • A study looking at PCR test data from nearly 10 million residents in Wuhan city found that not a single one of those who had been in close contact with an asymptomatic individual tested positive
  • Of the 34,424 residents with a history of COVID-19, 107 individuals tested positive a second time, but none were symptomatic and none were infectious
  • When asymptomatic patients were tested for antibodies, they discovered that 190 of the 300, or 63.3%, had actually had a “hot” or productive infection resulting in the production of antibodies. Still, none of their contacts had been infected. Read more

Science Direct – December 6, 2020

First COVID-19 outpatient study based on risk stratification and early antiviral treatment at the beginning of the disease.

Low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin was an effective therapeutic approach against COVID-19.

Significantly reduced hospitalisation rates in the treatment group.

Reduced mortality rates in the treatment group. Read more

American Institute for Economic Research – November 21, 2020

This video provides one of the most erudite and informative looks at Covid-19 and the consequences of lockdowns. It was remarkable this week to watch as it appeared on YouTube and was forcibly taken down only 2 hours after posting. The copy below is hosted on LBRY, a blockchain video application. In a year of fantastic educational content, this is one of the best we’ve seen. Watch Video

John Hopkins – November 22, 2020

According to new data, the U.S. currently ranks first in total COVID-19 cases, new cases per day and deaths. Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Hopkins, critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in her webinar titled “COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data.” Read more

Scientific Reports – November 19, 2020

Vitamin D level is markedly low in severe COVID-19 patients. Inflammatory response is high in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. This all translates into increased mortality in vitamin D deficient COVID-19 patients. As per the flexible approach in the current COVID-19 pandemic authors recommend mass administration of vitamin D supplements to population at risk for COVID-19. Read More

November 19, 2020

Infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and  are recommending an approach call Focused Protection.  Learn more 

Annals of Internal Medicine – November 18, 2020


The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use. The data were compatible with lesser degrees of self-protection. Read More

American Institute for Economic Research – November 18, 2020

In the debate over coronavirus policy, there has been far too little focus on the costs of lockdowns. It’s very common for the proponents of these interventions to write articles and large studies without even mentioning the downsides.  Read more 

Radical Medicine – November 17, 2020


The nasal or throat mucus swab COVID-19 test, also called the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, is the primary method recommended by the FDA and the CDC to determine if a patient is infected with COVID-19.


The PCR test was found to be 100% incorrect in a past false positive epidemic at Dartmouth. [1] Read more

Children’s Health Defense – October 20, 2020

This fall hasn’t felt much like “back to school” for many children. Instead, many are staying at home and attending virtual classes indefinitely. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – October 19, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is telling school administrators to clean and disinfect schools with products approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

But what the CDC doesn’t make clear, is that some of those products contain harmful chemicals. Read more

November 13, 2020

Remarks made to the Edmonton Council Chambers 13 Nov 2020
Dr Roger Hodkinson
CEO & Medical Director – MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP

Dr Hodkinson is the CEO of Western Medical Assessments, and has been the Company’s Medical Director for over 20 years. He received his general medical degrees from Cambridge University in the UK, and then became a Royal College certified pathologist in Canada (FRCPC) following a residency in Vancouver, BC. Listen to his statement

November 17, 2020

The Risks of Wearing Masks – Dr. Jim Meehan, MD  https://www.meehanmd.com/blog/2020-06-30-the-risk-to-benefit-ratio-of-wearing-masks/ 

  • Lowering arterial oxygen (which causes a long list of adverse effects, including increasing the infectivity and severity of a SARS CoV-2 infection) 
  • Increasing arterial carbon dioxide (which causes an equally long list of adverse effects) 
  • Masks must be worn, fit, handled, and carefully maintained as sterile, otherwise they become a mechanism for self-inoculation and spreading of far more diseases than CoVID-19. 
  • Anyone that fails to wash their hands thoroughly both before and after touching their mask is increasing infection and transmission. 
  • Masks are warm, moist traps for viruses and a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, any one of which could cause life-threatening respiratory diseases and pneumonia. 
  • Medical masks are SINGLE use medical devices. When they are reused, which is exactly what is happening in the public, they increase infections and transmission. 
  • Re-breathing viral particles increases viral load and increases the severity of viral disease. 

Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020 – CDC https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf 

  • 85% of those infected with Covid-19 – always or often wore a face mask.  

What does the science say? 

8 medical studies from 1975 to 2020 – To read more: http://12160.info/m/blogpost?id=2649739:BlogPost:2035264 

  • In 1975, found that “the wearing of a surgical face mask had no effect upon the overall operating room environmental contamination.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1157412/ 
  • In 1980, applied human albumin microspheres to the interior of surgical masks in 20 operations. At the end of each operation, wound washings were examined under the microscope. “Particle contamination of the wound was demonstrated in all experiments.” https://europepmc.org/article/med/7379387 
  • In 1989, found that caps and masks were not necessary during cardiac catheterization. “No infections were found in any patient, regardless of whether a cap or mask was used,” https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ccd.1810170306 
  • In 1991, a general surgical team wore no masks in half of their surgeries for two years. After 1,537 operations performed with masks, the wound infection rate was 4.7%, while after 1,551 operations performed without masks, the wound infection rate was only 3.5%. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01658736 
  • In 2001, a study concluded that “The evidence for discontinuing the use of surgical face masks would appear to be stronger than the evidence available to support their continued use.” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0310057X0102900402 
  • In 2010, a study reported on obstetric, gynecological, general, orthopaedic, breast and urological surgeries performed on 827 patients. All non-scrubbed staff wore masks in half the surgeries, and none of the non-scrubbed staff wore masks in half the surgeries. Surgical site infections occurred in 11.5% of the Mask group, and in only 9.0% of the No Mask group. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.05200.x 
  • In a 2014, review based on four studies and 6,006 patients, wrote that “none of the four studies found a difference in the number of post-operative infections whether you used a surgical mask or not.” https://europepmc.org/article/med/25294675 
  • In 2020, “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic”. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372 

More than 47,000 medical professionals have signed the Great Barrington Decoration:  https://gbdeclaration.org/ 

  • The Great Barrington Declaration – As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection. 

This is why every American should have the right to choose. 

Learn more at www.questioningcovid.com


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Green Med Info – April 3, 2020

Hundreds of millions of adults and children are now either in quarantine in their homes, or engaged in “essential” travel in the public sphere, while maintaining an unnatural distance from one another, because they have been told this is the best way to protect their individual and the public’s health from a deadly virus. But what are the consequences of the social isolation caused by this mass social distancing experiment?  Read more

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Zach Bush MD


The Role of Viruses in Human Health

Origin Stories for the COVID 19 Pandemic 

Antibodies + the Human Immune Response 

COVID 19 + Air Pollution

Hypoxia or COVID 19?

Comorbidities with COVID 19 + What We Could Have Done Differently

The COVID 19 Public Health Response

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Dr. Mercola – December 27, 2020

  • On a global scale, the obesity epidemic can be linked back to a Western diet rich in refined sugars and grains. Whenever sugar and white flour are added to a population’s diet, regardless of what their baseline disease rate is, you eventually end up with an epidemic of obesity and diabetes
  • The hormones that link our diets to obesity is insulin and glucagon, so when we talk about the influence of diet on obesity, the glycemic index of carbohydrates play a key role
  • In 2018, the American Diabetes Association Nutrition Committee published a consensus report saying there was more consistent evidence for a low-carb or very low-carb diet being beneficial for Type 2 diabetes than any other diet tested, including the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet
  • While processed sugars and grains are certainly a significant contributor to obesity and ill health, the types of fats you eat play an absolutely crucial role. Many are eating far too much omega-6 linoleic acid (LA), which appears to be even worse than excess sugar
  • Excessive LA in your diet can produce a negative feedback loop that causes your fat cells to become insulin sensitive, which then causes your body cells to become insulin resistant. So, insulin resistance is not restricted to excessive carb intake. Read more

Children’s Health Defense – November 19, 2020

The people who raise concerns about vaccines are not enemies of science. They are its conscience. Listen to them. Read more

GreenMedInfo – August 24, 2020

Groundbreaking research indicates that most of what is believed about the purportedly deadly properties of viruses like influenza is, in fact, not evidence-based but myth… Read more

Dr. Mercola – July 11, 2020


  • 60% of the U.S. population has chronic disease, nearly 70% are overweight or obese and 90% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, which means virtually everyone is at risk for Type 2 diabetes and all the chronic diseases associated with insulin resistance
  • Part of why chronic ill health is so widespread is this persistent idea that saturated animal fats are unhealthy, and should be replaced with industrial vegetable oils
  • Long thought of as a healthier type of meat, primarily because it’s leaner than red meat, the problem with conventional chicken is that they’re fed corn, which makes them a source of harmful linoleic acid, a harmful type of fat
  • Recent research admits the long-standing nutritional guideline to limit saturated fat has been incorrect, and foods high in saturated fat such as whole-fat dairy, red meat, eggs and dark chocolate are not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • The reason the low-fat myth is so hard to break is because the food and drug industries are largely built on this flawed science, and they cannot afford to relinquish what have become highly profitable businesses. Read more


Natural News – October 6, 2020

NaturalNews) The prevailing belief portrayed in the world today is that people are separate from one another. Many people believe they are separate from the natural processes occurring here on Earth, such as how soil is replenished, how food is grown, and how proper nutrition creates well-being inside.

In these beliefs of separateness, their actions toward nature and their lack of interactions with nature do not matter to them. Their actions toward their fellow man do not matter either. Interactions with plants, animals, and even bacteria are viewed through a lens of isolation and fear. For example, man’s role in preserving the health of the soil directly impacts his health. The depletion of nutrients and microbes in the soil via herbicide poisoning ultimately has negative repercussions for the entire community because a diverse array of bacteria is necessary for the people. Bacteria are necessary for establishing healthy human immunity, digestion, and nutrient absorption. These colonies of bacteria live symbiotically with people inside and outside of their bodies, communicating with cells and signaling when the immune system should prepare during stressful times. Read more