Facebook, whistleblowers & censorship Rob Verkerk & CNM podcast US CBD bill proposal Gene editing in Canada Healthy lifestyle reduces dementia UK ivermectin petition Covid vaccine news Other items relevant to our mission...
Whistleblowers reveal extent of Facebook censorship
Whistleblowers have leaked internal Facebook documents showing the social media giant has been using a specially created algorithm to demote what it deems to be vaccine hesitant content. The two insiders shared explosive documents revealing the extent to which Facebook has been suppressing its users freedom of speech on their own posts using a system known as Vaccine Hesitance Comment Demotion system with Project Veritas. The stated goal of the system is to drastically reduce the exposure of Facebook users to anything it feels engenders vaccine hesitancy be they comments, videos or images. The whistleblowers' claim that likes on so called vaccine hesitant information have been reduced by 42.5%. They also claim that Facebook is playing a game that makes them appear as though they’re not doing much, when actually it's created an entire system specifically to deal with vaccine hesitancy. This level of censorship now being employed by private social media giants, has never been seen before in the Western world. It’s no longer a skirmish around the edges of free speech, but a complete frontal assault on our rights and liberties — freedoms which also affect our access to information which in turn affects our right to make informed decisions about how to manage our health.
Podcast: How to transform your health
For those of you that love a podcast, ANH-Intl founder, executive & scientific director Rob Verkerk PhD, was interviewed for CNM’s Natural Health Podcast. The discussion explored disease prevention strategies and how to be proactive around creating health. The podcast (which is just over an hour in length) also gives a great insight into our work here at ANH-Intl, into changing the way the listener might think about health, looking at what’s driving the chronic disease epidemic and why our current healthcare systems just don’t cut the mustard in terms of health creation and promotion. Settle down with a cup of something relaxing for a fascinating and engaging conversation.
CBD bill introduced in the US
The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act introduced to the US Senate is designed to legalise CBD and other hemp-derived ingredients in dietary supplements, foods and drinks. According to a press release from the three senators who’ve put the bill forward it is “…essential to protecting consumer safety and treating hemp producers fairly”.
Gene editing by the back door in Canada
Health Canada is reported to be planning to allow the sale of genetically engineered foods with little or no safety oversight. A recent public consultation took place on proposed changes to Canada’s novel foods regulations. If the recommendations made in the consultation are adopted it could mean the introduction of unregulated genetically engineered foods across Canada. As yet another government caves to pressure from Big Biotech effectively giving them carte blanche to do as they like, sound science and transparency around such technologies seem to be being thrown out of the window.
Healthy lifestyle reduces dementia risk
We have long been banging the drum of making diet and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of developing dementia. Now research due to be presentedat the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference 2021 is also showing that adopting a healthy lifestyle can lower dementia risk amongst those at higher risk due to family history. In other research published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy Alzheimer’s sufferers put on a ketogenic diet experienced improvements in daily function and quality of life. Our Food4Health campaign has all the information you need and more to make the changes needed to reduce your risk of developing dementia later in life. For those looking for more information on treatment for Alzheimer's and dementia, we suggest looking at Dr Dale Bredesen's protocol and then finding a suitably qualified practitioner in your own country.
Petition calls for approval of ivermectin in the UK
Evidence continues to accumulate supporting the role of ivermectin in combatting covid-19 illness. Where it’s now being recommended for use in India, cases have dropped exponentially. Despite all the evidence accumulated to date, governments and health authorities steadfastly refuse to recognise its role in successfully treating covid-19 disease and approve its use for same. A petition in the UK is calling for the adoption of ivermectin as a covid-19 treatment. It has until the end of July to achieve the 10,000 signatures needed to trigger a government response. Please click here to support the petition and the use of ivermectin as a treatment for covid-19 disease in the UK.
Covid vaccine news
In the US Robert F Kennedy Jr has filed a Citizen petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for it to revoke Emergency Use Authorisations for covid vaccines, not to license such vaccines and the immediate cessation of covid vaccination in children under age 18.
Researcher, Stephanie Seneff, has published a paper in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research warning of the unintended consequences of mRNA vaccines being used to combat covid-19.
America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) has filed a motion to request a temporary restraining order against the emergency use authorisation to vaccinate children under the age of 16.
A recent editorial in The BMJ questions the justification for vaccinating children against covid-19.
UK based Health Advisory & Recovery Team (HART) recently published an open letter the chief Executive of the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to express its “grave concerns” over proposals to vaccinate children against covid-19.
The UK charity Consent, that works to ensure support for the respect of parental and children's healthcare decisions, has published a report entitled ‘’Empowering Children to make informed medical decisions: A manual for parents’. It sets out to make sure that kids are not unduly pressured by either the establishment or their parents - and accordingly are properly empowered. It takes into account how the UK precedent of Gillick competence, that allows children to give their own consent over medical interventions without the knowledge or support of their parents, could be abused or misused.
Other news items relevant to our mission
Cases of colorectal cancer are skyrocketing in younger people in the US. This has led to the US Preventative Task Force (USPSTF) lowering the age at which screening for starts colon cancer to 45
A new studypublished in Viruses discusses the potential for covid-19 to become just another seasonal viral illness
A Freedom of Information request to the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding selected adverse events and safety in pregnancy has elicited a particularly interesting response. The key licensing and regulatory body for medicines and vaccines in the UK, the MHRA, states that it has not evaluated the scientific evidence in relation to the trial in question because it was not conducted in the UK.