Curcumin Found To Outperform Pneumococcal Vaccines In Protecting Infants

Curcumin Found To Outperform Pneumococcal Vaccines In Protecting Infants
Source: PreventDisease.com
Dave Mihalovic
March 28, 2017

Originally published on PreventDisease.com.

Despite no evidence of its effectiveness to prevent disease, public health agencies and the medical community insist that infants and children between the ages of 2 and 12 months require up to four shots of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). Now new research finds a substance in turmeric, curcumin, may outperform the vaccine in providing long lasting protection against potentially deadly lung damage in infants.

Curcumin Found To Outperform Pneumococcal Vaccines In Protecting Infants

Pneumococcal bacteria are the most common cause of bacterial infections in children and a frequent cause of infections in adults. Infection starts in the nose or throat where it may persist for weeks or months. Pneumococcal infections are also the most common complication of seasonal influenza.

Researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), using disease models, found curcumin provided long-term protection against the damage caused by inadequate lung function.

Their study, published online by the American Journal of Physiology, Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, found curcumin provided protection against bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BDP), a condition characterized by scarring and inflammation, and against hyperoxia, in which too much oxygen enters the body through the lungs.

Virender K. Rehan, MD, the LA BioMed lead researcher who authored the study said this was the first study to discover long-term benefits using curcumin to protect lung function in infants. “Curcumin is known to have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, making it a promising therapy,” Dr. Rehan stated.

BDP is considered to be one of the most common chronic lung diseases of infancy in the U.S. and labeled as a pneumococcal clinical risk group to be targeted with up to four doses of the Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine between the ages of 2 and 12 months. The first shot is usually given when the child is 2 months old. The booster shots are then given at 4 months, 6 months, and 12 to 15 months of age. Physicians are also recommending a child who is between the ages of 24 months and 5 years old should receive 1 or 2 additional doses of this vaccine.

Dr. Manjeet Kumar, specialist in pediatric medicine says the finding could revolutionize the pneumococcal vaccine schedules for children before the age of one year. “We know the Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have been particularly ineffective in the last decade for most children and Dr. Rehan’s study is demonstrating a long-term protective mechanism which is now absent through standard vaccination practices,” he stated.

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines claim to prevent diseases caused by seven of the most common types of pneumococcal bacteria, however emerging evidence is showing these claims to be exaggerated. “It appears to be protecting against serious forms of the disease less than 20% of the time, depending on the person,” stated Dr. Kumar. This is a large discrepancy from the 97% effectiveness claimed by health authorities.

Dr. Kumar emphasized the wealth of scientific literature supporting curcuminoids in disease prevention and hopes to see such treatments expanded throughout mainstream medicine. “We have hundreds of scientific studies supporting curcuminoid and curcumin derivatives in preventing disease, with enhanced biological activity and far more stable and bioavailable than current medications and vaccines on the market–it is no surprise they are outperforming pharmaceuticals.”

Curcumin derivatives are currently being synthesized by both pharmaceutical and natural health industries due to their potency and antioxidant activity. Studies suggest that the bioavailability of curcumin and possibly its derivatives is greatest in the lungs and colon protecting from a diversity of cancers.

Dr. Kumar will soon be involved in clinical trials to conduct active surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease to assess the serotype and antibiotic resistance patterns and provide conclusive evidence on how curcumin derivatives are now outperforming all pneumococcal vaccines and medications to designated risk groups.

One of the most comprehensive summaries of a review of 700 turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd. He showed that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects.

Alzheimer’s 
Duke found more than 50 studies on turmeric’s effects in addressing Alzheimer’s disease. The reports indicate that extracts of turmeric contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.

Arthritis 
Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including sixdifferent COX-2-inhibitors (the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain, swelling and inflammation; inhibitors selectively block that enzyme). By itself, writes Duke, curcumin – the component in turmeric most often cited for its healthful effects – is a multifaceted anti-inflammatory agent, and studies of the efficacy of curcumin have demonstrated positive changes in arthritic symptoms.

Cancer 
Duke found more than 200 citations for turmeric and cancer and more than 700 for curcumin and cancer. He noted that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, murine hepato-carcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), esophageal cancer, and oral cancer. Duke said that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with that reported for pharmaceuticals.

Weight Loss 
Dietary curcumin can stall the spread of fat-tissue by inhibiting new blood vessel growth, called angiogenesis, which is necessary to build fat tissue. Curcumin-treated groups have been found to have less blood vessel growth in fat tissue. Blood glucose, triglyceride, fatty acid, cholesterol and liver fat levels also were lower.

Parkinson’s 
A team of researchers has now demonstrated that slow-wriggling alpha-synuclein proteins are the cause of clumping, or aggregation, which is the first step of diseases such as Parkinson’s. A new study led by Ahmad, which appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, shows that curcumin can help prevent clumping.

“Our research shows that curcumin can rescue proteins from aggregation, the first steps of many debilitating diseases,” said Lisa Lapidus, MSU associate professor of physics and astronomy who co-authored the paper with Ahmad. “More specifically, curcumin binds strongly to alpha-synuclein and prevents aggregation at body temperatures.”

When curcumin attaches to alpha-synuclein it not only stops clumping, but it also raises the protein’s folding or reconfiguration rate. By bumping up the speed, curcumin moves the protein out of a dangerous speed zone allowing it to avoid clumping with other proteins.

– Only 1 percent of the elderly in India develop Alzheimer’s disease – this is one-quarter the rate of Alzheimer’s development in North America. This difference is thought to be due in part to regular consumption of curry in India.
– Daily intake of curcumin may decrease the risk of developing polyps in the colon, which in turn, decreases the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
– Regular consumption of turmeric may help to ease pain and inflammation that accompanies arthritis.
– Curcumin may be helpful in the treatment of some cases of cystic fibrosis.
– Curcumin can help to effectively treat skin cancer cells.
– Turmeric may help to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells.

The medicinal properties of turmeric are so significant that the National Institutes of Health is currently conducting clinical trials to determine if turmeric (curcumin) should be a part of conventional treatment recommendations for more than a dozen different diseases.

In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties and many in India use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It is also used as an antibacterial agent.

Read More at: GreenMedInfo.com
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Pneumonia Vaccines Being Pushed On Seniors With Cancer Despite Manufacture’s Warnings Of Adverse Reactions

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Amy Goodrich
August 5, 2016

The pneumonia vaccines Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23 are now going to be pushed heavily on seniors with cancer, after multiple studies somehow showed that they reduce the chance of dying from the most common bacterial lung infection in older people.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), everybody aged above 65 should get the pneumonia vaccine, especially high-risk seniors who have diabetes, heart disease or cancer.

As stated by the CDC, only 60 percent of those in this age group have gotten their shot, and they are on a mission to inoculate the other 40 percent too. This is big news – and a great deal – for Merck and Pfizer that will be providing the vaccines.

Pneumococcal disease is a broad term referring to a number of different infections ranging from a mild ear infection to deadly infections of the brain (meningitis) and blood stream. Streptococcus pneumonia, the cause of these infections, is also the most common cause of lung diseases among adults over the age of 65.

Why cancer patients shouldn’t be given vaccines

Apart from the flu shot, the American Cancer Society doesn’t recommend any other vaccine for cancer patients or people with weakened immune systems. The immune system is a complex system designed to fend off infections and diseases. For an adequate response, vaccines require a healthy and proper working immune system.

Cancer and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, suppress its function, leaving patients in a weakened state. When the immune system isn’t working properly vaccines may cause severe adverse effects, in particular among the elderly. In some cases they can be fatal when the vaccine contains live viruses.

One way you can strengthen your immune system and take care of your body is through living a healthy lifestyle in combination with superfoods such as chlorella and spirulina.

Adverse effects in seniors

Despite the fact that the Pneumovax 23 vaccine manufacturer Merck includes a warning that elderly and sick people should not receive the pneumonia vaccine due to a higher risk of potential adverse reactions, the CDC’s new guidelines state that those over 65 should get not just one, but both of the available pneumonia vaccines.

Furthermore, Dr. John Swartzberg, head of the editorial board at the University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter, advises elderly people or those with compromised immune systems who previously received the pneumonia vaccine to contact their doctor for an additional booster shot.

He believes that the pneumococcal vaccine is crucial, since study after study shows that it reduces the chance of dying from pneumococcal pneumonia. Of course, we can all guess who is producing these vaccine-promoting “scientific” studies.

Unfortunately, next to infants, seniors have always been an easy target for the pharmaceutical industry. Out of fear and respect for their doctors and nursing personnel at rest homes, the elderly usually follow strict orders without giving it a second thought.

Always make sure to talk to your doctor, and don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion if you or someone you love is planning to take any of these vaccines.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources for this article include:

BerkeleyWellness.com

BerkeleyWellness.com

Cancer.org

MerckVaccines.com

KomoNews.com

Injecting Children With Multiple Vaccines At Once Is Dangerous, Says Renowned Medical Journal In Groundbreaking Study

[Editor’s Note]

For those seeking additional information regarding the dangers of vaccines [in this case with thimerosal] please read Thimerosal – Let The Science Speak – The Evidence Supporting The Immediate Removal Of Mercury – A Known Neurotoxin – From Vaccines by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. which carries out a veritable multi-pronged evisceration of much od the flawed data that has been orchestrated regarding Thimerosal’s alleged safety by Big Medica & the establishment.

Vaccines
Source: NaturalNews.com
Isabelle Z.
June 21, 2016

It’s a scene that is familiar to many parents: You bring your baby in for a check-up, and the doctor informs you that your 6-month-old is due for “some shots.” After some prodding, he reveals that your baby actually needs a combination of eight different vaccines. He assures you that this is normal practice and nothing to worry about. You brace yourself for the inevitable crying that will accompany the needle’s jab, and then you go home and forget the whole thing ever happened … until the next check-up.

However, for some parents, the injection and crying are only the beginning of the nightmare. Half a million adverse events have been reported in association with vaccines in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), which is run by the FDA and the CDC.

That statistic is pretty shocking, but the fact that 5.4 percent of these reactions in children getting five or more vaccines concurrently were fatal is completely unforgivable. Now, medical research journalist Neil Z. Miller is warning parents that the practice of administering multiple vaccines in one visit is unsafe and can even be deadly.

Miller states that the CDC recommends that infants receive the polio, diphtheria, hepatitis B, rotavirus, pneumococcal, tetanus, Haemophilus influenza Type B and pertussis vaccines at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, despite the fact that such a combination has never been tested for safety in clinical trials.

Infants who receive multiple vaccines more likely to die

After examining data regarding the percentage of reported reactions involving hospitalization or death as it relates to the number of vaccines the child received as well as their age, he noted:

“Our study showed that infants who receive several vaccines concurrently…are significantly more likely to be hospitalized or die when compared with infants who receive fewer vaccines simultaneously.

“It also showed that reported adverse effects were more likely to lead to hospitalization or death in younger infants.”

While 5.4 percent of reactions were fatal in those infants who received five or more vaccines at once, the figure fell to 3.6 percent for those receiving four or fewer. This rate is still unacceptably high, but the difference does illustrate how receiving more vaccines is a lot riskier.

Miller’s findings were published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He was also part of a 2012 study that compiled data from VAERS which revealed a positive correlation between the number of vaccine doses administered and the percentage of hospitalizations and deaths.

Real vaccine damage figures could be much higher

Even worse, experts have suggested that vaccine reactions are vastly under-reported, with former FDA commissioner David Kessler saying that ”only about one percent of serious events [adverse drug reactions] are reported.” This means that the actual number of deaths from multiple vaccine doses could be a lot higher than reported rates. How can this practice be allowed to continue?

Continue Reading At: NaturalNews.com

Campbell to Remove BPA Chemical from Canned Foods by 2017

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Source: NaturalSociety.com
Julie Fidler
April 5, 2016

A newly-released analysis shows just how prevalent Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical often used in plastic products and food can linings, is in the food industry. Though while the figures are scary, the information has sparked a great deal of positive changes in the food industry, such as Campbell’s move to remove BPA in its canned goods by 2017.

Bisphenol A (BPA was officially banned in baby bottles and sippy cups in 2012, but it is still widely used in canned foods to line the cans, and is also used to make reusable plastic food containers, and sports water bottles.

The chemical has been shown to increase the risk for diabetes, heart disease, infertility, and many other health problems. It has been linked to breast cancer in well over 130 studies. In addition, BPA is associated with brain damage; hormonal problems; and development issues in fetuses, infants, and young children. [1]

So it’s clear why we want to find safe replacements for the chemical and avoid BPA as individuals.

If you’ve heard the rumor that microwaving plastic food containers can leech chemicals into your food, it’s not a conspiracy theory or pure hype. Heating the containers does cause BPA to enter your food. BPA is also the reason why you should avoid bottled water, and if you do chug a bottle, you should recycle it and never reuse it.

Continue Reading At: NaturalSociety.com