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- How apeeling is Edipeel?
- Poor diet leading cause of type 2 diabetes
- Shocking new diabetes figures released in UK
- Modified mosquito programme in Brazil to prevent Dengue
- High supplement use in the US
- Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of dying
- GP calls for individualised healthcare
- Covid News inc:
- Concerns have been raised about the toxicity of an edible coating that promises to preserve the ‘freshness’ of vegetables and fruits developed by Apeel Sciences after a datasheet indicating the product is toxic went viral. The company, which has benefitted from Gates Foundation funding, is creating huge excitement as it promises to reduce food wastage and plastic use. Although there are questions that need to be asked about Edipeel and its safety, the data sheet in question is for a chemical cleaner produced by UK based company Evans Anodine, which just happens to have the same name as of the company producing the coating product. We’ll be exploring Edipeel in more depth in next week’s full newsletter, so watch this space!
- Poor diet is the leading contributor to the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D). A new study published in Nature Medicine from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University considered data from 184 countries all of which catalogued an increase in T2D. As part of the modelling, the authors identified eleven factors that affect the development of T2D with the top four considered to be low intake of whole grains, excess consumption of refined rice and wheat along with unprocessed red and processed meat. Drinking too much fruit juice plus a lack of plant foods was found to have minimal effect. Once again the researchers have missed an opportunity to fully explore the underlying causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes caused by metabolic dysfunction due to high levels of carb-based foods as well as ultra-processed grains and meats
- More than 5 million people in the UK are now living with diabetes. The figures from Diabetes.org reveal 90% of that number is due to type 2 diabetes, which is now affecting an ever-younger population.
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- Get your copy of RESET EATING for the information and advice needed to help you reset your metabolic health
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- The Gates Foundation supported non-profit, World Mosquito Program (WMP), has announced plans to build a massive ‘mosquito factory’ to produce mosquitoes genetically modified to carry Wolbachia bacteria to protect people against diseases such as dengue. The project aims to release five billion modified mosquitoes per year across Brazil in the next 10 years. Researchers say the bacterium out competes any viruses that may be carried by the mosquitoes reducing the spread of disease. This will be largest release of Wolbachia modified mosquitoes to date. The effectiveness of the intervention at such a scale has not yet been properly assessed to see if it actually reduces levels of mosquito born disease or not
- The use of dietary supplements in the US is now commonplace. New analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that between 2017 and 2020 one in three young people and three in five adults regularly used dietary supplements. Supplement use was more common amongst women and increased with age, income and education
- Vitamin D supplementation reduces all-cause mortality. A new systematic review and meta-analysis published in Nutrients assessed 80 randomised controlled trials (RCT) and identified a disparity between the results of higher quality studies, which showed a strong reduction in mortality and low quality RCTs, which didn’t show the same association
>>> Check out why vitamin D is so essential our health and wellbeing and how to discover your vitamin D status
- NHS GP, Rammya Mathew, writing in The BMJ expresses his frustrations over the limitations placed on him, as a GP, in helping patients to regain their health due to the ever-increasing complexity of the conditions presented, lack of time and computerised systems that don’t allow for individualised care. He advocates for a system change to move healthcare from a conveyor belt system to person centred care that promotes and maintains vibrant health rather than continuing to manage disease states with a polypharmacy of drugs.
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- Analysis of Danish adverse event data published in the Journal of Clinical Investigations, reveals huge variations in serious adverse reactions between of batches covid shots. The data mirrors concerns previously expressed in the US over the number of adverse events attributed to ‘hot lots’ of covid shots
- A 2021 Australian report sponsored by Pfizer, evaluating its covid jab, recently released as part of an FOI request, shows the vaccine is not safe in pregnancy and could impact the fertility of women of child-bearing age. The report highlights inconsistencies between what the public was told and the claims made about the safety of covid shots, including a doubling of miscarriages and increased foetal abnormality post vaccination. The report also shows once again, that authorities knew the vaccine was unsafe from the outset, yet continued to mislead the public and not release important data
- A World Health Organization (WHO) committee is currently considering downgrading covid from the status of public health emergency of international concern to the same level as a flu. In the most recent press release, the WHO now claims the virus is no longer as disruptive as previously and that the reduction in deaths is due to high rates of covid injections
- Researchers investigating the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to cross into the brain following covid infection have also implicated the role of covid jabs in triggering neurological issues ranging from brain fog to stroke
- A recent article published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons reviewing current data regarding the efficacy of boosters and covid jabs calls for an impartial enquiry into the decision-making processes around the approval of covid shots. The study looks at a range of clinical trials concluding there is a significant lack of scientific support for the narrative that booster shots prevent severe illness and death given their failure to protect against infection
- Those who’ve received covid injections are at higher risk of dying due to covid infection than those who remain jab-free according to a new preprint study. Once again mainstream media remains mute on the findings of the study, which reminds us that nutritional and lifestyle interventions for increasing resilience and immunity were roundly ignored by the medical establishment in favour of promoting ineffective and dangerous pharmaceutical interventions
- Authorities in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) passed the draconian ‘Health Professions and Occupations Act’ into law with minimal debate or consultation in late 2022. It replaces the existing regulatory colleges allowing the BC government to dictate how healthcare is provided. Under the new law any medical professional who challenges the government will face punitive fines or jail time. James Lyons-Weiler has the full story
- The UK Parliament debated the issue of the WHO Pandemic Treaty in response to a petition signed by over 155,000 UK citizens. Backbench MPs including Andrew Bridgen, Sir Christopher Chope, Danny Kruger and Esther McVey made the case for extreme caution to be exercised prior to signing up to any agreement due to the potential for serious abuse of such powers. The MPs reiterated public calls for a referendum prior to any final decision. As expected, frontbench MPs speaking on behalf of the government and opposition stuck to the narrative choosing to ignore the red flags being raised and warnings being given. Read the full transcript here
- A new opinion piece published in Annals of Internal Medicine explores the appropriateness of the ongoing use of masks in healthcare settings. Although the authors appear to support the use of masks early on in the pandemic they acknowledge the marginal reduction in risk of transmission through ongoing mask wearing and highlight the problems and harms associated with mask wearing
- A newly released US Senate report, that's taken more than 18 months to compile, adds more weight to the lab leak theory of the origin of covid. According to the 'Muddy Waters: Origins of covid-19 report', that exceeds 300 pages, there is not enough evidence to support the evidence of an animal reservoir for the virus and that the majority of available evidence points to an unintentional lab release
- Medicago, the company attempting to produce covid vaccines by using plants has closed its doors after funding for the project was pulled
- Authorisation for monovalent mRNA jabs has been withdrawn by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as it approves the Moderna and Pfizer covid bivalent jabs for use in the majority of people including children over the age of 6 months.
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