Don’t Live Your Life In a Bubble

Dear Younger Generations;

I am writing to the younger generation. When you become an old-timer like me, anyone younger is of the younger generation. My focus is on the slightly more than half of the population of the U.S. who are younger than the age of 40, but this message is for those older as well. I write this because I, as a scientist, am very worried about what has become of the human species. In just a few short months, we have seen the species devolve into a panic-driven, irrational, hysterical species.

Much of this hysteria has been forced upon us by people who were elected to represent us, not dictate. Not all have gone this route but most have. They now seem to be only serving themselves. Theaters may be closed but we certainly get to see much grandstanding from these people on a constant basis. Their main message is that THEY will decide all risks for society. Continue reading

Fact-Checking Fauci

In recent congressional testimony Dr. Anthony Fauci, the primary architect of the Trump administration’s COVID response, painted a bleak picture about the United States’s ability to contain the pandemic. According to Fauci’s narrative, the United States is experiencing a resurgence in regional COVID outbreaks because it failed to sufficiently lock down back in March, and failed to comply with the existing lockdown orders. Fauci specifically contrasted this situation to several European states that imposed lockdowns around the same time, claiming the latter as a successful model for COVID containment.

There are several immediate problems with Fauci’s arguments, including the fact that COVID cases are showing clear signs of a summer resurgence in the same European countries that allegedly tamed the virus through harsh lockdowns in the spring. The American news media however has seized on Fauci’s narrative, and used it to call for renewed lockdowns. The New York Times and the Washington Post both editorialized in favor of a second stricter wave of nationwide lockdowns lasting until October – this despite there being no clear evidence that lockdowns actually work at taming the virus. Continue reading

Is Hydroxychloroquine Effective Against Coronavirus?

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When the Coronavirus (Covid) epidemic broke out in China, some doctors mentioned hydroxychloroquine as a good medicine with which to treat the illness, because it halts the progress of the illness before it becomes life-threatening.

However, the use of hydroxychloroquine has caused great debate. On the one hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) has refused to grant official recognition of the evidence of its usefulness, and following this line, some countries have not used this medicine. On the other hand, several countries have ignored this indication and have used hydroxychloroquine, either unassisted by other medicines, or in combination with other medicines. Continue reading

Eating plenty of CINNAMON could help people with high blood sugar levels stave off diabetes

Eating plenty of cinnamon could help people with high blood sugar levels stave off diabetes, a new study has revealed.

Cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with pre-diabetes and could slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

The fragrant spice, taken from the bark of trees, improves blood sugar control in people with pre-diabetes and could slow the progression to full-blown diabetes.

In experiments in the US, cinnamon supplements with a meal were proven to lower the warning signs of diabetes after three months. Continue reading

What to Eat When You’re Stressed

Photo of a father and daughter sitting in the kitchen,daughter is comforting her father who is worried about home bills

Your kids are yelling, the dog is barking, the phone is ringing and you’re pushing yourself to finish a project that was due yesterday. Balancing career with family is challenging enough, but when daily stressors are heightened by a serious medical diagnosis, financial hardship, or the added responsibility of caring for aging parents, life can feel unmanageable. While some stress is healthy and stimulating, chronic stress can be debilitating to your body, mind and spirit. What we eat is critical to our ability to manage stress and poor eating habits only add to the toll stress takes on our bodies. Continue reading

The Ways the Pandemic Has Influenced Our Eating Habits

More cooking, more uncertainty, less exercise and less sleep have taken their toll

Making banana bread was popular early in quarantine

Last week, my husband and I decided since outdoor dining resumed in our state, we would go out to dinner. For the first time in several months, I decided to get dressed up. I noticed that all my “real” pants felt snug at the waist. The pandemic and staying at home had changed my eating habits immensely. Continue reading

The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It

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As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily. Fortunately, the situation can be reversed easily and quickly. Continue reading

UNB professor working on a mask that would kill the coronavirus

Technology could eventually be used for large-scale, virus-killing air filtration

Some governments have already made mask-wearing mandatory in indoor spaces. New Brunswick only requires them if physical distancing is not possible. (Submitted by Codiac Transpo)

Amid growing evidence of airborne transmission of COVID-19, the work of one New Brunswick researcher could become an important tool to help prevent the spread of the virus. Continue reading

Turmeric, The Supplement that Targets Cells in over 600 Diseases

Dr. Sager, Ji, is an expert on the benefits of turmeric. He states that it is an incredible benefit for the mind, body, and spirit. He also states. “Turmeric is the embodiment of intelligence.”

Villagers in Northern India have some of the lowest rates of mental decline and Alzheimer’s in the world. A study of 2,700 elderly Indians in northern India showed that less than 1 percent of them had any mental decline or dementia, compared with the older population in the U. S. The reduction is over 20 percent less than the elderly people in America. The elderly Indians are also more agile, have far less pain, many less diseases, and crippling disabilities. Continue reading

Lies, Lies, Lies!

They lied about TOBACCO. They Lied about ASBESTOS. They lied about MERCURY FILLINGS. They lied about OPIOIDS. They’re lying about the safety of VACCINES. They lied about ALUMINUM in deodorants. They lied about the CANCER CAUSING TALC in hygiene products. They lied about HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY… Continue reading