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“Imagine this scenario: Your perfectly healthy baby boy begins having 14 seizures a day, the day after receiving the Meningitis B Vaccine. You get no answers from your GP, or anybody else, for that matter. You make a video of your young boy to warn other parents that there might be something wrong with the vaccine. You think that’s only right: Let people see what happened to your boy and make their minds up on whether to opt out of that particular vaccine. You start looking into vaccines and conclude you won’t be vaccinating your child/children anymore. This results in your boy being removed from your home, because your anti-vaccine stance might harm him. Imagine it. Luke Maguire and Louise McKever don’t have to imagine that scenario. They’ve lived it for the last year.”

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In the last year, Luke Maguire and his partner, Louise, have been through a living hell. Ever since their child received a new meningitis vaccine called Bexsero, which caused a massive reaction within a day of receiving it, their son had suffered from a strange new twitch.

“At the two month vaccine, Bobby developed a twitch,”  Luke told radio host Richie Allen. “We knew straight away it was from the vaccines as it started that night. He was sleepy, floppy and pale. But after we alerted the nurses to the twitching, they assured us that vaccines were 100% safe.”

After receiving no help from their GP, or anyone else in the medical field, the outspoken father started sharing their experiences on Facebook with a video of Bobby having his seizures. He hoped to warn other parents that Bexsaro might be unsafe. He said it caused a quick decline in their son’s health and gave him severe epilepsy, which he did not have prior to receiving the vaccine.

After Father Spoke Out About First Vaccine Causing Issues, Social Services Threatened to Take Child

After receiving some mainstream press, the story became well-known in the UK and due to a Facebook video Luke made, went viral overseas. While Luke and Louise knew that the vaccine had caused severe harm and didn’t want to give Bobby any more, social services threatened to take Bobby away from their care if they didn’t continue to vaccinate him. Reluctantly, the parents had him vaccinated again. After this second lot, Bobby’s health deteriorated even further, which meant he was now having severe fits that sometimes lasted for minutes at a time.

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Since receiving these vaccines, Bobby has visited the hospital over 55 times. Luke took to Facebook to share Bobby’s story with as many people as possible, and the family has sought help outside the medical system to try to improve their son’s health. They have been giving him organic food, have tried homeopathy and other natural remedies, and took him off dairy. Bobby’s health and seizures began to improve, and as you can see from the photo below, he looks a lot better.

Is This Where We Are Heading: Speak Out Against Vaccines and Children Will Be Removed?

Earlier this week, Luke spoke with UK radio host Richie Allen to share what has been going on since Bobby had the vaccines, and what has happened since he started to speak out about them. He also described the last few weeks’ events, which ended in police raiding their house and removing Bobby at gunpoint. Luke shared this with Richie:

One told us to be quiet, that we were making too much noise about vaccines. She told me in front of two police officers – and I have a recording of her saying this – to stop talking publicly about vaccines, then they’d leave us alone. I said to the police officer “can she say that?” and the police officer said “no, she can’t.” But by that time, I’d got the story in the newspapers.

Why should parents be threatened for speaking out about something that has happened to their child? Shouldn’t we be allowed to have a choice to say no to medical treatment, especially if it had caused issues in the first place? Shouldn’t we be allowed to voice our concerns regarding the safety of something our child has been given?

UK Judge Said In 2013 Jail Social Workers Who Take Children Away For No Reason

Whilst many people will dismiss this article and say ‘it can’t possibly be true, kids do not get removed because parents are against vaccines, or for speaking ‘badly’ about them, so ‘something’ else may be the reason for the removal. However, a top UK family Judge spoke out about social workers taking children away for no valid reasons.

Sir James Mundy said during a case back in 2013 regarding social workers who did not tell the parents why their children were being taken and adopted out, that their behaviour was ‘deplorable’ and ‘symptomatic of a deeply rooted culture in family courts’.  He also accused the social workers in question of having a ‘slapdash, and ‘lackadaisical’ attitude to court orders.  He then went on to suggest that in future there could be consequences dished out to these social services workers who fail to respond to court orders asking for proof on why these children are being taken away.

How frightening it is to read this, that social services are sometimes found to NOT follow proper procedure and are ignoring court orders!

It seems we have many interlinked systems that are at times rife with fraud, where the law is not being followed.

I wonder what this judge would think about this case regarding Luke and Louise’s son Bobby.

Bruises Seen on Child After Being Removed From the Home — Father Went to Take Photos, Then Social Services Phoned Police

Luke also shared that, since Bobby was taken, they have only had several short visits to see their son and are watched over the entire time. Luke also voiced his concerns about seeing bruises on his son’s body that were not there before the raid. When Luke took his phone out to take photos of the marks, social services immediately rang the police.

The video above (this is not the link for the original video but was added to YouTube after) is what started the trouble for the family. When it was sent out on Facebook it went viral, quickly amassing 3.5 million views.

There Are Concerning Issues With Bexsaro Vaccine

We must consider, is there any evidence to show that Luke may be right, that Bexsaro did cause his son’s health issues? Has it even been proven to be safe for use in infants?

In the article “Are Ineffective New Meningitis B Vaccines Causing Harm to Children?world-renowned vaccine journalist Christina England shares some worrisome information she found in the vaccine insert, and reveals this vaccine has not been tested for use in infants: “In the UK, Bexsero is the main vaccination being recommended for babies between the ages of two and six months, a vaccine that, according to the manufacturers vaccine insert, has only been approved for individuals from the ages of 10 through to 25.”

The following image is taken from the actual Bexsero vaccine insert

Christina shared even more disturbing information from the vaccine insert, which clearly states it has not been tested for safety nor for effectiveness in children under the age of 10. In fact, if you take a look at the insert, which mentions the studies carried out, many of the people  it was tested on, were aged between 13-20 years.

Adverse reaction information was only recorded for  a 30 day period after the vaccine was given, which, I am sure you may agree with,  is hardly long enough to prove its safety. Surely we should be studying vaccines for adverse reactions many months after they are given, or even better, for years?

In the UK, this vaccine is now given to infants starting in the first year of their life, where their body weight is incredibly low. Surely its common sense to consider; how do we know an infant can detox the vaccine chemicals that were tested in much older children and young adults?

This Is Why We Urge Parents to Demand to See the Vaccine Inserts

How can a vaccine that has not been tested for use, or for safety in infants, but instead was tested on children much older (with much larger body weights), then be given to millions of infant children? How can our health agencies, which are supposed to act with the welfare of our children as their first priority, add a vaccine to the schedule whose safety has not been proven?

We as parents must must demand to see the actual vaccine insert before we vaccinate, not just the glossy leaflet given to us. Otherwise, we will remain ignorant of the risks involved.

Australian Boy Also Taken From Home After Parents Spoke Out About Vaccines and Stopped Using Hospital Food

While the Australian family are under a gag order by the courts not to speak out about their son’s removal publicly — and I am not going to mention their names here — I urge you to take a look at this article about what happened to their child, who was also removed at gunpoint by Australian police.

The parents of this other boy have also taken to Facebook, urging people to make sure they know the risks involved in getting their children vaccinated. This family, who was not ‘anti-vaccine’ by any means and ensured their son received most of his infant vaccines, were feeding their son organic food. They also were giving him CBD oil which was helping his seizures massively decrease in severity.  They also prevented him from eating hospital food, which he seemed allergic to, after discovering it contained synthetic vitamins, sugars, and non-organic milk and nothing that was ‘real food’.

The video of this child being removed from his parents, also went viral, and the disturbing footage was seen where friends of the family who were at the hospital protesting, were pepper sprayed by Australian police.

We have also just heard that a young mother of 4 children in the USA has reported that all of her children were taken from her care after a visit to the hospital for one of the children.  She says that she believes that its because all four children are unvaccinated.

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There seems to be more and more cases of parents having their rights stripped away (you might like to check out the website medical kidnap which is as it sounds – a website dedicated to cases where parents lost their children to the hands of the medical industry) particularly when it comes to saying no to vaccines, or voicing concern about ones that have already been given.

At this stage, no one knows yet when, or if, Bobby will be returned to his parents.

Before commenting on this story, please listen to the interview with Luke speaking about what has happened to his family over this past year.

For other press articles regarding Bobby, please click here.

Information regarding Bexsaro.

To look at other vaccine inserts, please click here.

Related CE Article: The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Should Never Be Forced To Vaccinate Their Children

 

 

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Most Diabetic, Heart Disease & Alzheimer’s Deaths Categorized As “Covid” Deaths (UK)

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    According to professor of evidence based medicine at Oxford Dr. Carl Heneghan , who is also an emergency GP, most diabetic, heart disease & alzheimer's deaths were categorized as COVID deaths in the United Kingdom.

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    How many deaths have actually been a result of COVID? Why is this pandemic surrounded with so much controversy? Why does mainstream media fail at having appropriate conversations about 'controversial' evidence/opinions?

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 Dr. Carl Heneghan has an interesting view on the pandemic, not only is he a professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, he also works Saturday shifts as an emergency GP. This allows him to see healthcare from both the academic perspective as well as the healthcare experience, more specifically, it allows him to see COVID from both perspectives.

What Happened: In a recent article he wrote for The Spectator, he writes the following,

It’s hard to imagine, let alone measures, the side effects of lockdowns. The risk with the government’s ‘fear’ messaging is that people become so worried about burdening the NHS that they avoid seeking medical help. Or by the time they do so, it can be too late. The big rise in at-home deaths (still ongoing) points to that. You will be familiar with the Covid death toll, updated in the papers every day. But did you know that since the pandemic, we’ve had 28,200 more deaths among diabetics that we’d normally expect? That’s not the kind of figure they show on a graph at No. 10 press conference. For people with heart disease, it’s 17,100. For dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s 22,800. Most were categorised as Covid deaths: people can die with multiple conditions, so they can fall into more than one of these categories. It’s a complicated picture. But that’s the problem in assessing lockdown. you need to do a balance of risks.

Evidence-based medicine might sound like a tautology — what kind of medicine isn’t based on evidence? I’m afraid that you’d be surprised. Massive decisions are often taken on misleading, low-quality evidence. We see this all the time. In the last pandemic, the swine flu outbreak of 2009, I did some work asking why the government spent £500 million on Tamiflu: then hailed as a wonder drug. In fact, it proved to have a very limited effect. The debate then had many of the same cast of characters as today: Jonathan Van-Tam, Neil Ferguson and others. The big difference this time is the influence of social media, whose viciousness is something to behold. It’s easy to see why academics would self-censor and stay away from the debate, especially if it means challenging a consensus.

This is something that’s been a concern since the beginning of the pandemic. For example, a report published during the first wave in the British Medical Journal  titled Covid-19: “Staggering number” of extra deaths in community is not explained by covid-19″ has suggested that quarantine measures in the United Kingdom, as a result of the new coronavirus, may have already killed more UK seniors than the coronavirus has during the months of April and May.

According to the data, COVID-19, at the time of publication, only accounted for 10,000 of the 30,000 excess deaths that have been recorded in senior care facilities during the height of the pandemic. The article quotes British Health officials stating that these unexplained deaths may have occurred because quarantine measures have prevented seniors from accessing the health care that they need.

Fast forward to more recent research regarding lockdowns, and these concerns have grown. Professor Anna-Mia Ekström and Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson have gone through the data from UNICEF and UNAIDS, and came to the conclusion that at least as many people have died as a result of the restrictions to fight COVID as have died of COVID. You can read more about that here.

These are just a few of many examples. You can read more about the hypothesized “catastrophic” impacts of lockdown, here.

When it comes to what he mentions about academics shying away from debate, especially if their research goes against the grain, we’ve a seen a lot of that too. Here’s a great example you can read about from Sweden regarding zero deaths of school children during the first wave despite no masks mandates or lockdown measures. Jonas F Ludvigsson, a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute is quitting his work on COVID-19 because of harassment from people who dislike what he has discovered.

Why This Is Important: Heneghan’s words are something that many people have been concerned about when it comes to the deaths that are attributed to COVID-19. How many of them are actually a result of COVID? The truth seems to be that we don’t really know. But one thing we do know is that total death toll caused by COVID doesn’t seem to be quite accurate.

That being said, we do know that people with comorbidities are more susceptible to illness and death from COVID, and that’s something to keep in mind. For people with underlying health conditions, covid, just like flu or pneumonia, can be fatal.

Ontario (Canada) Public Health has a page on their website titled “How Ontario is responding to COVID-19.” On it, they clearly state that deaths are being marked as COVID deaths and are being included in the COVID death count regardless of whether or not COVID actually contributed to or caused the death. They state the following:

Any case marked as “Fatal” is included in the deaths data. Deaths are included whether or not COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death…”

This statement from Ontario Public Health echoes statements made multiple times by Canadian public health agencies and personnel. According to Ontario Ministry Health Senior Communications Advisor Anna Miller:

As a result of how data is recorded by health units into public health information databases, the ministry is not able to accurately separate how many people died directly because of COVID versus those who died with a COVID infection.

In late June 2020, Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Public Health tweeted that:

“Individuals who have died with COVID-19, but not as a result of COVID-19 are included in the case counts for COVID-19 deaths in Toronto.”

It’s not just in Canada where we’ve seen these types of statements being made, it’s all over the world. There are multiple examples from the United States that we’ve covered since the start of the pandemic.

For example, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health stated the following during the first wave of the pandemic:

If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live and then you were also found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death, despite if you died of a clear alternative cause it’s still listed as a COVID death. So, everyone who is listed as a COVID death that doesn’t mean that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of death.

Also during the first wave, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had to announce a change to how it tallies coronavirus deaths due to complaints that it inflated the numbers.

As you can see, we’ve struggled to find an accurate way to go about tallying COVID deaths since the start, creating more fear and hysteria around total numbers that are plastered constantly in front of citizens by news stations. That being said, a lot of people who are dying of COVID do have co-morbidities as well. But as the professor says, “it’s a complicated picture” and hard to figure out, and probably something we will never figure out.

There’s been a lot of “fear mongering” by governments and mainstream media, and some believe that lockdowns and masks are simply being used as a psychological tool to keep that fear constant, which in turn makes it easier to control people and make them comply.

Meanwhile, there are a lot of experts in the field who are pointing to the fact that yes, COVID is dangerous, but it does not at all warrant the measures that are being taken, especially when the virus has a 99.95 percent survival rate for people over the age of 70. There are better ways to protect the vulnerable without creating even more chaos that lockdown measures have created, and are creating throughout this pandemic.

That said, it’s also important to note that some calls for lockdown measures are focused on stopping hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. Why do some places with very restrictions see no hospital capacity issues? Why do some places with a lot of restrictions see hospital capacity issues? Why do we also see the opposite for both in some areas? These questions appear to be unanswered still. That being said. Hospitals have always been overwhelmed. This is not a new phenomenon.

The main issue here is not who is right or wrong, it’s the censorship of data, science, and opinions of experts in the field. The censorship that has occurred during this pandemic has been unprecedented.

Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. COVID-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science. –  Dr. Kamran Abbasi, recent executive editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal (source)

This censorship alone has been an excellent catalyst for people to question what we are constantly hearing from mainstream media, government, and political scientists. Any type of information that calls into question the recommendations or the information we are receiving from our government seems to be subjected to this type of censorship. Mainstream media has done a great job at not acknowledging many aspects of this pandemic, like clinically proven treatments other than a vaccine, and therefore the masses are completely unaware of it.

Is this what we would call ethical? When trying to explain this to a friend or family member, the fact that they are not aware of these other pieces of information, because they may be avid mainstream news watchers, has them in disbelief and perhaps even sometimes labelling such assertions as a “conspiracy theory.” This Brings me to my next point.

The Takeaway: As I’ve said in a number of articles before, society is failing to have conversations about “controversial” topics and viewpoints. This is in large part due to the fact that mainstream media does such a poor job at covering these viewpoints let alone acknowledging them. The fact that big media has such a stranglehold over the minds of many is also very concerning, because we are living in a time where independent research may be more useful. There seems to be massive conflicts of interest within mainstream media, and the fact that healthy conversation and debate is being shut down by mainstream media contributes to the fact that we can’t even have normal conversations about controversial topics in our everyday lives.

Why does this happen? Why can’t we see the perspective of another? To be honest, I still sometimes struggle with this. When it comes to COVID, things clearly aren’t as black and white as they’re being made out to be, and as I’ve said many times before when things aren’t clear, and when government mandates oppose the will of so many people, it reaches a point where they become authoritarian and overreaching.

In such circumstances I believe governments should simply be making recommendations and explaining why certain actions might be important, and then leave it to the people to decide for themselves what measures they’d like to take, if any. What do you think? One thing is for certain, COVID has been a catalyst for more and more people to question the world we live in, and why we live the way that we do.

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Lebanese Hospital Becomes The World’s First To Go 100 Percent Vegan (Food)

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    A hospital in Lebanon has become the first in the world to adopt a completely vegan menu.

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    Are people aware of the physical and emotional torture the majority animals we eat go through? Are people aware that a diet free of animal products can be very beneficial for human health. Are people aware that animal agriculture is destroying Earth?

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At the beginning of March, Hayek Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon became the first hospital in the world to serve 100 percent vegan only meals. Prior to this change, patients had a choice between animal based meals and vegan meals, and included with that was information about the health benefits of choosing plant-based foods versus the dangers of consuming animal products. The hospital made the announcement via their Instagram page, stating that “Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs…the very food(s) that may have contributed to their health problems in the first place.”

When the World Health Organization classifies processed meat as a group 1A carcinogenic (causes cancer) same group as tobacco and red meat as group 2A carcinogenic, then serving meat in the hospital is like serving cigarettes in a hospital. When the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) declare that 3 out of 4 new or emerging infectious disease comes from animals. When adopting a plant based exclusive diet has been successfully proven not only to stop the evolution of certain diseases but it can also reverse them. We then, have the moral responsibility to act upon and align our beliefs with our actions. Taking the courage to look at the elephant in in the eye.

Their various statements also point to the role that animal agriculture plays in spawning infectious diseases, citing the Centers for Disease Control’s estimate that 3 out of 4 new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. “We believe it’s well about time to tackle the root cause of diseases and pandemics, not just treat symptoms,” they note.

This was a great statement. The modern day medical industry only seems to be focused on medications, and only medications that can turn a hefty profit, to treat and cure disease instead of addressing root causes. It’s good to see things changing, but a big problem remains. If a plant that grows in abundance, for example, has the potential to cure a disease, will we ever hear about it? Will the medical industry be interested in it? Probably not, but when a drug is made and patented from that plant in a specific way, that’s when we will. This is not to say that modern day medicine is useless, but today now more than ever a big problem exists, and this problem may be killing more people than it’s helping.

Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), a Harvard professor of medicine and also a former Editor-in-Chief of NEMJ, was frustrated that “the medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” (source)

According to Forks Over Knives,

While Hayek is the first hospital to completely purge animal products from its menu, a number of hospitals have begun offering more plant-based options in recent years. Both New York and California have enacted laws requiring hospitals to offer a plant-based option with every meal. In 2018 NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue launched the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program to help patients transition to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle.

The American Medical Association passed a resolution in 2017 calling on U.S. hospitals to provide healthful plant-based meals to promote better health in patients, staff, and visitors. The American College of Cardiology has issued similar recommendations.

In my opinion, “veganism is a very fine form of nutrition” (Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, heart surgeon), and as mentioned above, there is plenty of science to back up that statement.  I’ve written about it many times before from a health perspective.

Here’s an article that goes into more detail and science if you’re interested, it also addresses history, and how our teeth and guts are designed and more. Here’s another one regarding a study that found a strong association between eating animal protein and a premature death from all causes, including multiple cancers and type 2 diabetes.

The studies cited in that article note that meat eating is strongly associated with up to a 75 percent increased chance of early mortality, and that protein from animals may cause harm, while protein from plants may help reverse disease and have a protective effect.

There are hundreds of these studies, and the ones I cite are just a few examples.

This is obviously a very controversial topic in the eyes of many, and it’s not hard at all to find conflicting information on the subject. I am no doubt bias in my beliefs and opinions here.

One thing is for certain, the way we treat animals on this planet is extremely heartbreaking and unnecessary. Animals are separated from their families, raised for slaughter and are kept in torturous conditions on a daily basis. It’s truly unbelievable and horrific. It’s the biggest genocide and example of both physical and emotional torture the world has ever seen. I don’t think anybody can witness what really goes on in most slaughterhouses can come out not being impacted.

On top of this, animal agriculture is one of, if not the greatest contributer to environmental degradation and pollution on our planet. Animal agriculture is actually the leading cause of deforestation. Every single day, close to 100 plant/animal/insect species are lost because of this practice.

Final Thoughts: At the end of the day it seems that, from a health perspective, processed meats, and other meats are no doubt harmful to human health. People can make the argument that other animal products may not be and that we are meant to consume them. People can also make the complete opposite argument. One thing that can’t be argued is, again, the torture, physical and emotional abuse that comprise the source of where animal products come from for the majority of people who eat them.

There is a big split, as with many other topics, amongst people on this issue. There are even vegan influencers who are creating splits within the ‘vegan community’ itself, which is unfortunate. I personally believe that, from a health perspective, animal products are not at all required for anybody and are again, overall, harmful to human health.

The more pressing issue, again, is the treatment of our animal brothers and sisters, and how we are constantly using and abusing them. It’s indicative of world that lacks empathy, compassion, understanding and love, as well as our inability to see ourselves in another. This can be seen in many aspects of the current human experience, be it war, human trafficking and more. That being said, it’s great to see human consciousness shifting towards a more compassionate, empathetic type of awareness. This is evident by the “vegan” movement alone, as it’s become quite large over the past few years and will continue to grow. Some of the biggest animal food producers have already gone out of business, and it’s great to see more people in the health community as well recognize that it’s a win for health, a win for environment, and most importantly, a win for the very emotional, intelligent, animals, who are similar to us in so many ways. We have so much to learn from them.

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Caloric Restriction vs. Fasting: Why One Can Result In Weight Gain While The Other Helps Burn Fat

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    In the video below, Dr. Jason Fung explains the difference between caloric restriction and sending the body into "starvation" mode compared to fasting.

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    Fasting has been used as a health intervention for thousands of years, and is being used today by doctors who are educated on the topic. Why is it completely ignored by mainstream medicine? Is it because "big pharma" can't make any money off of it?

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Some would say that the best solution to weight gain is eating right and exercising. I couldn’t agree more. Obesity is one of the deadliest problems humanity faces today, and just as important as diet and exercise is for addressing this issue, even more important are the emotional and personal reasons as to why so many people damage themselves and make themselves more prone to serious disease.

Apart from diet and exercise, initiating a proper fasting regimen can have tremendous health outcomes, especially for overweight people. It wasn’t but a decade ago when fasting to lose weight was considered unhealthy and dangerous. Today, we have a tremendous amount of science that’s been published clearly showing that fasting can be an effective health intervention for people of all body types, especially for people who are overweight and suffer from certain diseases. It’s an excellent way to help your body burn fat. Fasting has been used and is currently being used as an intervention for type two diabetes, cancer and more. Fasting has been shown to trigger stem cell regeneration, autophagy, which in turn can help clear out toxins and damaged cells, repair DNA, improve metabolism, lower blood sugar, boost brain function, reduce the risk of age related disease, lessen inflammation which improves a wide range of health issues from arthritic pain to asthma and more. It’s no wonder why so many ancient cultures from different parts of the world used fasting as medicine and as a health intervention.

As shown in the science, fasting is generally safe for everybody. This many not be true if you already have underlying health conditions or are taking certain medications. This is why it’s important to consult a health professional about it, but the issue is, the majority of health professionals are not well educated in fasting interventions. Those who have educated themselves have been treating their patients with fasting and are drawn to it due to its ability to provide so many benefits.

One of these doctors is Dr. Jason Fung, who on his blog and his YouTube channel, as well as the books he’s written provides a wealth of information and science regarding fasting. I often refer people to the work of Fung, or others like Dr. Valter Longo if they want to begin their own research about fasting. Again, there is a wealth of science and “scholarly” articles available on the subject for anybody who wants to search for it as well. It’s not heard to find.

In the video below, Fung explains why fasting is much different from caloric restriction or having your body go into “starvation mode.”  You can also check out his article, “The difference between calorie restriction and fasting” for some great information as well.

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