Statin scam continues, Antacid asthma, Happy Hemp History Week! Jonathan Miller, US Hemp Roundtable, Missouri hemp victory, Walking faster for heart, Traditional healer revival, Iodine for pregnancy, EMF biological damage, Intoxicated arm pits and MORE!

June 5, 2018 7-9PM ET

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Yeah… No Kidding

Millions of Americans could be getting wrong heart meds, study finds Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20 percent, Stanford University researchers reported. That means almost 12 million Americans could have the wrong medication, according to the team led by Dr. Sanjay Basu, an assistant professor of medicine. It appears medications are overprescribed in many cases. But for black patients, outdated risk calculations may actually underestimate risk, the study authors said. Risk estimate tools predict the likelihood of a future heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. Doctors use these tools to help them decide what treatment a patient needs, if any at all. But these tools are only helpful if they’re accurate. There’s been concern that some of the statistical methods used to develop a commonly used risk estimate tool in 2013 may be prone to miscalculating risk.

Treating Asthma Just Got Weirder

Why antacids—not your inhaler—may be the key to treating your asthma Asthma is a relatively common lung problem, usually caused by allergies, heavy exercise or chemical exposure in the workplace. But Dr. Alexei Gonzalez Estrada, a Mayo Clinic allergy and immunology specialist, says most people don’t realize heartburn could be making their asthma worse. “And what happens is you have inflammation of your airway tree, Dr. Gonzalez Estrada says. “And what happens is it gets full of gunk, and that’s when people get wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness.” That’s asthma. “Heartburn can also irritate the airway, and you’re never going to catch your asthma if you don’t treat your  symptoms, as well,” Dr. Gonzalez Estrada says. Heartburn is one of the first things he asks patients about when they come in for . He says there are two theories about why heartburn worsens asthma symptoms. “There’s … the theory that (acid) actually goes all the way up into your throat, and it goes into your airway and irritates your airways,” he says. “Or the other theory that (acid) actually irritates your nerves, which are connected to the same nerves that are in charge of you having coughing.”

Special Guest – Jonathan Miller From The US Hemp Round Table 

Launched in early 2017, the U.S. Hemp Roundtable is a coalition of dozens of hemp companies – representing every link of the product chain, from seed to sale – and all of the industry’s major national grassroots organizations. Our goal is to secure passage of bi-partisan legislation in the U.S. Congress that would establish hemp as an agricultural commodity, and permanently remove it from regulation as a controlled substance. Our efforts include an aggressive, targeted, grass-tops lobbying campaign that will bring leading farmers and business executives to Washington to help improve upon and secure final passage of HR 3530 (Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2018) in the U.S. House and the soon-to-be-released Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the U.S. Senate.

Hemp History Week During the 1930’s hemp was lumped under the umbrella of “marihuana” and made effectively illegal under the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, a law that required farmers to register their hemp crops with the Fed’s and purchase an exorbitantly expensive tax stamp. The very next year Popular Mechanics named hemp The New Billion Dollar Crop for its multitude of uses. During World War II, hemp was of such necessity to the war effort that the USDA produced an educational video and accompanying literature to encourage farmers to grow hemp for the war effort. More than 150,000 acres of hemp were cultivated as a part of the USDA’s “Hemp for Victory” program.  Read our blog article discussing hemp and World War II, or click here to watch the full Hemp for Victory video. In 1970 industrial hemp was classified as marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act despite decades of government funded agricultural research that identified industrial hemp varieties as unique in structure and function. Hemp farming in the U.S. became illegal as the rise of synthetic fabrics and fibers skyrocketed, and many other countries followed suit. Read more HERE

George Washington: First US President, Face of the $1 Bill — and Hemp Grower To celebrate Hemp History Week, Mount Vernon’s Pioneer Farm site in Virginia welcomed the planting of an industrial cultivar of hemp, highlighting George Washington’s experience with the plant that’s been dominating headlines in recent months. Historically demonized due to its familial association with marijuana, the hemp plant got some long-overdue respect in late May 2018 as well. A Montana hemp farmer won access to water controlled by the US Federal Bureau of Reclamation. Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told WKYT-TV reporters “I think it’s time to make hemp legal.” While its long been rumored that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were early fans of relaxing with cannabis, it’s a fact that George grew hemp  more than 1,000 square feet of it. Utilized by Washington during the 18th century to make textiles, rope, thread, and help win the American Revolution, hemp now represents one of the world’s cleanest options for turning back the tides of global warming.

 

Show Me the Hemp! Another day; another victory for hemp and hemp-derived CBD. This time: The Show Me State. In one of his final acts in office – his resignation is effective at 5:30 PM today – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed HB 2034, into law. Sponsored by hemp heroes Rep. Paul Curtman and Sen. Brian Munzlinger, the bill will establish Missouri as the latest state to legalize hemp and develop a Farm Bill-authorized hemp program. When the bill was originally introduced, it did not specifically exempt hemp products from regulation as a controlled substance, which could have posed a real problem for the industry. However, an effort led by US Hemp Roundtable board members – and the forward-looking leadership of Rep. Curtman and Sen. Munzlinger — ensured the insertion of the following language extending hemp’s exemption to hemp products such as hemp-derived CBD: (c) “Industrial hemp” includes industrial hemp commodities and products and topical or ingestible animal and consumer products derived from industrial hemp with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis; Big thanks go to the following companies that funded the effort: CV Sciences, CW Hemp, American Shaman, Bluebird Botanicals, Isodiol and Zilis. Congratulations to the outstanding Missouri firm, Penman & Winton for leading the advocacy effort. And of course, our deepest gratitude to Rep. Curtman, Sen. Munzlinger and the outgoing Governor for their leadership.

Maybe Obvious, But Good advice!

Walking Faster Found To Reduce Cardiovascular Death Risk Over 50 Percent Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, research led by the University of Sydney suggests. Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality from many chronic diseases. Millions suffer from chronic illnesses that can be prevented or improved through regular physical activity including walking at a good pace. Walking at an average pace was found to be associated with a 20 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at a slow pace, while walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24 percent. A similar result was found for risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, with a reduction of 24 percent walking at an average pace and 21 percent walking at a brisk or fast pace, compared to walking at a slow pace.


Hour 2 – Step Aside Doc, Let The Pro’s Handle It

Traditional Aboriginal healers should work alongside doctors to help close the gap The wellbeing of Indigenous people is based around having the freedom and resources to practise cultural ways of being. While some of these can seem removed from those in the West – such as the lack of materialism, primacy of kin and a close relationship to the natural world – including them in mainstream culture can contribute to everyone’s wellbeing. One way Aboriginal culture differs from the West’s is in its healing practices. These involve mindfulness and attention to relationships with all living things, as well as seeking the advice and treatments of traditional healers. Yet Aboriginal traditional medicine has been neglected in Australia. This is out of step with international instruments, such as Article 24 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which states: Indigenous peoples have the right to their traditional medicines and to maintain their health practices, including the conservation of their vital medicinal plants, animals and minerals. To close the gap, we must address the construction that the cultural ways of Aboriginal people are shallow, meaningless or even toxic. Such colonising tropes are a barrier to creating the kind of freedom necessary for Indigenous Australians to live healthy lives.

Got Iodine?

Low Iodine In Women Before Pregnancy Associated with Lower IQ in their Children I have been practicing holistic medicine for nearly 25 years.  Among all the items I have found successful, one stands head and shoulders above rest:  iodine.  Iodine is one of the most fascinating essential elements.  After checking thousands of patients (along with my partners), I can state with confidence that the vast majority of our population is iodine-deficient.  Sadly, most are severely iodine deficient. I was taught in medical school that iodine deficiency was a thing of the past.  My professors only mentioned iodine by declaring that the iodization of salt solved the iodine deficiency epidemic that was affecting most of the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In my book, Iodine: Why You Need It Why You Can’t Live Without It, I describe how the iodine deficiency epidemic is (unfortunately) alive and well in our modern times.  In fact, due to our exposure to toxic halides that contain fluoride and bromine, our iodine requirements have increased over the last few decades. The consequences of iodine deficiency are severe and include cancer and diseases of the glandular tissues including the breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, pancreas, and thyroid.  Which cancers are increasing at epidemic rates?  Glandular cancers including all that I listed above are occurring too frequently. Iodine is also necessary for a fetus to develop normally.  It is well-known and accepted that iodine deficiency in a pregnant woman can result in a lowered IQ in her child.

EMFs Are Everywhere. What To Do?

A professor of toxicology explains how EMFs cause biological damage and even cancer There is something allaround us that we cannot see, that can cause serious health problems like cancer, but that we might not even know about. You may never have heard of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and even if you have, might be unaware of their damaging effects. Nonetheless, they are all around us, and it is important to explain just what they are and how they affect us. In simple terms, EMFs are invisible low or high frequency forces that emanate from electrical and wireless devices. The electricity and appliances we use on a daily basis all emit low frequency EMFs, while wireless devices like routers generate high frequency EMFs. Research has linked a variety of problems including headaches, fatigue, digestive issues and sleeping problems to both low and high frequency EMFs. There is also evidence that EMFs cause more serious conditions like autoimmune disorders and certain types of cancer. (Related: Shielding EMFs found to reduce 90% of symptoms in people with autoimmune disease.)

Well At Least It’s Natural, Right?

‘We Love Whiskey, Why Not Put It In Our Armpits?’ Pit Liquor Is Born The idea actually started with Erica Feucht putting hand sanitizer in her armpits before she left for the day. Now, she and her husband Jason spend all their time making toxin-free, natural deodorant from a mixture of tea, whiskey and vodka. “What if we made something that’s a step above, and also whiskey is a fun product. We love whiskey, so why not put it on our armpits?” said Erica. Pit Liquor was born. Jason Feucht spent months reading medical papers and textbooks to find the right mix of alcohol, and natural antimicrobial products to make the best deodorant. “He’d come to me most days and say, ‘How does this armpit smell? How does this armpit smell?’” Erica said. “Alcohol, of course, is fantastic. It’s the same thing in hand sanitizer,” Jason said.




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