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Cancers Increasing Dramatically & Did the COVID Shot Worsen A Famous Doctor’s Cancer?

https://www.sciencealert.com/cancers-in-adults-under-50-have-increased-dramatically-around-the-globe

Cancers in Adults Under 50 Have Increased Dramatically Around The Globe

By Fiona MacDonald

Cancer has long been part of the human story. But a new review has shown that, recently, something has shifted.

Since 1990, the number of adults under the age of 50 developing cancer has increased dramatically around the world.

What’s concerning is that the increase in early-onset cancers doesn’t seem to be slowing down – and improvements in screening alone don’t seem to be able to fully explain the trend.

“We found that this risk is increasing with each generation,” says one of the researchers, Shuji Ogino, a pathologist and epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

(See link for article)

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SUMMARY:

  • The researchers looked at 14 cancer types:  breast, colorectal (CRC), endometrial, esophageal, extrahepatic bile duct, gallbladder, head and neck, kidney, liver, bone marrow, pancreas, prostate, stomach, and thyroid cancer – all of which are on the rise according to global cancer data.
  • Then they reviewed any available studies that could shed light on possible risk factors for these cancers by looking for clues in the literature describing any unique clinical and biological characteristics of tumors of early-onset cancers.
  • They found that early-onset cancer is an emerging global epidemic.
  • They found the following issues contributed to the uptick:
    • increased screening, however even countries that don’t have screening programs have increased cancer rates.
    • Diet
    • lifestyle
    • weight (obesity)
    • environmental exposures
    • microbiome
    • sedentary lifestyle
    • alcohol consumption
    • type 2 diabetes
  • Among the types of cancers studied 14 are related to the digestive system.
  • Regarding children, they are getting a lot less sleep than in the past.

The research has been published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

While the article doesn’t mention it specifically, radiation from wireless devices such as cell phones which have become prominent today may be adding to this cancer surge as well.  It is commonly known that EMFs wreak havoc in the body and many Lyme/MSIDS are particularly vulnerable.

Another little discussed topic is glyphosate, the major ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup which is the most widely used pesticide in the U.S. WHO and CA scientists both agree it is linked to cancer, yet the EPA concluded it was “safe” and “not likely” to cause cancer. The EPA has been forced to review this due to a federal judge finding the agency ignored human health studies, expert advice, and the agency’s guidelines for determining cancer risk. Source

And a 2021 study links lung cancer with mask usage.

Similarly to research regarding tick-borne illnesses, Alzheimer’s and cancer research have been controlled by a Cabal and researchers are currently accused of doctoring images, plagiarism, and faking data.

The article also doesn’t mention the link between the COVID mRNA shots and cancer:

  • the lipid nanoparticle mRNA COVID injection goes systemically into the entire body and doesn’t remain in the arm as thought.
  • It continues to produce the spike protein at least 60 days out if not longer and is being found 15 months later.
  • It also interferes with cancer blocking genes and they are seeing an uptick in cancers as well as other viruses now after the shots
  • there’s been a 40% increase in deaths those ages 18-64 years of age and an 84% increase in the 25-44 age group according to insurance companies.

The following story is a perfect example of the very real potential link:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/09/mrna-covid-vaccine-booster-lymphoma-cancer/671308/

Did a Famous Doctor’s COVID Shot Make His Cancer Worse?

A lifelong promoter of vaccines suspects he might be the rare, unfortunate exception.
Sept. 24, 2022
 
Excerpts:
 
On September 22 of last year, Michel Goldman, a Belgian immunologist and one of Europe’s best-known champions of medical research, walked into a clinic near his house, rolled up his sleeve, and had a booster shot delivered to his arm.
 
Just a few weeks earlier, Michel, 67, had been to see his younger brother, Serge, the head of nuclear medicine at the hospital of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where both men are professors. Michel was having night sweats, and he could feel swollen lymph nodes in his neck, so his brother brought him in for a full-body CT scan. When the images came through to Serge’s computer they revealed a smattering of inky spots, bunched near Michel’s left armpit and running up along his neck. It was cancer of the immune system—lymphoma.
 

Given his own area of expertise, Michel understood this meant he’d soon be immunocompromised by chemotherapy. With another winter on the way—and perhaps another wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections—that meant he had just a narrow window of opportunity in which his body would respond in full to COVID vaccination. Having received two doses of Pfizer the prior spring, Michel quickly went to get his third. If he was about to spend months absorbing poison as he tried to beat a deadly cancer, at least he’d have the most protection possible from the pandemic.

Within a few days, though, Michel was somehow feeling even worse. His night sweats got much more intense, and he found himself—quite out of character—taking afternoon naps. Most worryingly, his lymph nodes were even more swollen than before. He conferred with Serge again, and they set up another body scan for September 30, six days before Michel was scheduled to start his cancer treatment. Once again he sat in the radiology waiting room while his brother waited for the pictures to appear on his computer.

Serge’s bushy eyebrows furrowed when he spoke with Michel after having seen the scans. (“I will always remember his face, it was just incredible,” Michel told me.) The pictures showed a brand-new barrage of cancer lesions—so many spots that it looked like someone had set off fireworks inside Michel’s body. More than that, the lesions were now prominent on both sides of the body, with new clusters blooming in Michel’s right armpit in particular, and along the right side of his neck.  (See link for article)

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SUMMARY:

  • It is unusual to see such a swift progression in just 3 weeks
  • He hand his brother had a gnawing feeling the booster made him sicker
  • The article erroneously states this is a very rare life-threatening side effect.  Doctors have been reporting this finding all over the world but are ignored.
  • An avid proponent of the shots, going to far as to reassure others about their safety, he’s definitely having a red pill experience.
  • Unfortunately he bought and propagated the lie that any chance of serious complications from the shots pale in comparison to the chance of complications from COVID.
  • Michael threw him into researching the mechanisms of action of the COVID shots and did find clues suggesting the the mRNA shots might be risky for a subset of the population as they are effective at generating a message and spurring its passage through helper T cells, which could give such a jolt to helper T cells that they go berserk.  Overstimulation on those prone to forming tumors in those already with cancer, overstimulation could make it worse.
  • He learned that body scans of some of those who get vaccines, including cancer patients, have shown heightened activity in the lymph nodes near the armpit on the side where the shot was received.
  • A mouse study also corroborated his experience.
  • Michael wrote a paper, about his experience titled “Rapid Progression of Angioimmunoblastic T Cell Lymphoma Following BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccine Booster Shot”
  • Worried his study would fuel vaccine skepticism he labored over every word, yet his paper follows earlier reports also suggesting a possible link between the COVID shot and lymphoma
  • Another doctor also worried that writing about five patients who had a relapse of kidney disease and eight patients who were newly diagnosed after getting the shot would also fuel vaccine skepticism.
  • Michael’s immunologist stated that the vaccine appeared to be related to the cancer’s behavior and then reneged by stating it’s just a case report – one patient.

7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

https://greenmedinfo.com/blog/7-conditions-masquerading-dementia

7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

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Bartonella Infection in Mom and Both Sons: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Insomnia, Inconsolable Crying, Irritability, ADHD, Rage, and of Course Pain

https://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/bartonella-infection-in-mom-and-both-sons-anxiety-panic-attacks-insomnia-inconsolable-crying-irritability-adhd-rage-and-pain/

Bartonella infection in mom and both sons: anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, inconsolable crying, irritability, ADHD, rage and pain

bartonella infection

A mom and both her sons experienced a variety of emotional/mood and pain symptoms between them as a result of a Bartonella infection: anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, inconsolable crying, ADHD, rage, eye pain, joint pain and pain in the legs. This family case study was published in Parasites and Vectors in 2013. I would love to see individual amino acids being used to ease some of these symptoms while the infection is being treated (more on this below).

Here are some of the emotional and mood-related symptoms they experienced:

  • the mother and both sons developed recurrent rash-like skin lesions, disruptive sleep patterns and both boys developed anxiety accompanied by episodes of inconsolable crying, irritability, and panic attacks
  • subsequent to the spider infestation of the apartment, [the mother] developed fatigue, memory difficulties, headaches, irritability, eye pain, insomnia, chest pain, blurred vision, shortness of breath, rash and skin lesions and anxiety attacks.
  • The youngest son… awakened at night crying and complaining of pain in his legs
  • The older son experienced increased irritability and rage episodes. In addition, the boy’s teacher indicated a lack of attention during class, and suggested that the child might have an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The youngest son also developed severe neurological symptoms and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy.

You can read the full investigation, timing, sequence of events and all the symptoms in the paper: Bartonella henselae infection in a family experiencing neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities after woodlouse hunter spider bites  (For more see link)

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**Comment**

Fantastic article that needs to be shared widely.  I believe Bartonella is much more common than doctors believe, and as in these cases, quite severe and debilitating.

A few points:

  • Please note the spider infestation. See this article for more on transmission.
  • The author mentions Chinese herbs, which in my experience aren’t strong enough to fight this alone.  This is just my experience, and my husband’s and numerous other patients, but and I realize perhaps there are others with a different experience than ours.
  • For us, when we relapse, it’s clearly Bartonella that immediately responds to the combination of rifampin and clarithromycin.  Within 2-3 months of treatment we push the symptoms away.
  • The author also gets into amino acids to address symptoms – of which I have little experience.  When in the midst of the battle, I hear Dr. Hoffman telling me that if I address the infection(s), the symptoms will either disappear entirely or lessen considerably.  I have proven this dictum repeatedly with each successive, treated relapse.  When money is an issue, you must decide the best course of action as many things are needed to successfully fight MSIDS.  As with everything else; however, each case is individual and for those suffering with severe psychiatric, sleep, and other issues, learning about amino acids may be a key part of treatment.
  • My husband has definitely found relief with 5-HTP & Gabapentin for sleep issues.  Strong CBD and melatonin has helped as well as LDN.  Lyme/MSIDS related insomnia is very real.

Please read the article in its entirety, but here’s a highlight on the various amino acids:

Can LDN Or Gabapentin Improve Sleep?

https://rawlsmd.com/health-articles/can-low-dose-naltrexone-or-gabapentin-improve-sleep?

Can Low-Dose Naltrexone or Gabapentin Improve Sleep?

by Dr. Bill Rawls
Posted 10/1/21

If you experience the symptoms of poor sleep or sleeplessness that often accompany people with Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and other chronic illnesses, you’re probably desperate for some help. Can medications like low-dose naltrexone (LDN) and low-dose gabapentin provide relief for those wired but tired nights? Watch as Dr. Bill Rawls discusses the use of LDN and low-dose gabapentin and the ways in which they might be of benefit to you. Read more about Lyme disease and sleep here.

Video Transcript

Question: Can low-dose Naltrexone or Gabapentin improve sleep?

Tim Yarborough: Our next question here is asking about LDN (low-dose naltrexone). I heard that low-dose, as well as low-dose gabapentin for helping with better sleep. Have you heard anything about that, Dr. Rawls?

Dr. Rawls: Well, there are two different things. Of course, low-dose naltrexone is an opioid blocker and gabapentin is a drug that mimics GABA in the brain. So, low-dose naltrexone was a drug developed back in the 70’s, I believe, to help opioid heroin addicts get off heroin. So it blocks opioid receptors in the body. So if you’re taking heroin or a narcotic, you just don’t feel any of the effects.

It didn’t work out very well because it didn’t have any effects for controlling pain or other kinds of things, so people just wouldn’t take it. But somebody along the way found that if you use 10% of the dose, then it had this interesting effect of very briefly blocking opioid receptors and the body responded by making lots of endorphins, and so we’ve been using that for some years. It has to be compounded. So they have to take the drug and drop the dose down to 1.5 to 4.5 milligrams, which is a fraction, about 10% of the normal prescribed dose, that you would use for a narcotic addiction.

So it really doesn’t have that much in the way of side effects in most people, and a lot of people do get a boost of endorphins, so it can be very valuable. I used it in my practice. I found that it was about 50/50, honestly. About 50% of people noticed a significant difference. About 50% of people got nothing from it. And at either end of the spectrum, I had some people with terrible side effects, and other people that it just was a wonder drug, so I think it’s worth trying.

The safety profile with it is very high. It is not habituating. It does not have any opioid effects, whatsoever, and it will not really, it directly in itself, help with pain. You cannot be on any kind of narcotic and use it. So you have to be off of all narcotics to use it, and it can be valuable for decreasing pain. Some people actually do sleep better on it, so it is worth trying.

Though CBD does some of those things, CBD boosts endorphins also, and you can use them together because they work completely differently. It’s fine to use CBD and low-dose naltrexone together.

Gabapentin is another drug that affects GABA receptors, and it does cross over into the brain a bit, but it’s more affecting the peripheral nervous system. So you have different types of GABA receptors all through your nervous system, in your brain, and in your peripheral nervous system. So gabapentin, it was more designed for paresthesia and irritated nerves peripherally, but some people find that they do get a central GABA effect from it. It does help with sleep a little bit.

They will tell you, at least they told that the thing with the drug is, they said it’s not directly metabolized by the liver, and it’s not crossing into the brain, so it’s not habituating at all. It turned out that that was completely false. It’s not as habituating as a benzodiazepine, but it is habituating. So the longer you take it, the more of it you’ll need and sometimes you do have withdrawal symptoms getting off of it, when you decide you want to get off of it.

So it can be a drug that is valuable. It can work something like a sleeping pill. It’s not quite as addictive as a sleeping pill, but it’s still habituating. You’re still going to pay some price with it.

Problem with these things though, is that once you get habituated to it, you need more and more of a dose, and eventually you get to a dose that it just doesn’t work anymore and then you have to go to a stronger drug to sleep, and that’s the issue with the drugs.

Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.   You can also learn about Dr. Rawls’ personal journey in overcoming Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in his popular blog post, My Chronic Lyme Journey.

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PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field) Therapy: Benefits & How It Works

https://holtorfmed.com/articles/mens-health/pemf-pulsed-electro-magnetic-field-therapy-benefits-and-how-it-works

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy sends magnetic energy (via waves) into the body that works with your natural magnetic field in order to improve repair and recovery processes.

Understanding the Body’s Electromagnetic Field

The body’s magnetic field is generated by all of its internal electrical activity. In fact, the body naturally conducts electricity as every organ and cell has its own field. These fields are present because the body produces electrical activity via several different types of cells including neurons, endocrine cells, and muscle cells (all of which are called “excitable cells”). As with all electricity, this activity creates a magnetic field.

It is important to note that the body’s electrical activity primarily occurs in the cell membrane. A typical healthy cell has a “transmembrane” potential of 80-100 millivolts. In comparison, a sick cell or a cancer cell has a transmembrane potential as low as 20 or 25 millivolts. When a cell becomes damaged, the voltage drops, and when the membrane voltage is low, the membrane channels do not function properly. This leads to poor cell communication and quickly cascades into potential health problems and illnesses.

This is what PEMF therapy addresses.

How Does PEMF Therapy Work?

PEMF therapy sends magnetic energy into the body that helps increase the body’s electrolytes and ions. In turn, this leads to electrical changes in the body that help improve cellular functions and activity. Because any disruption in electrical currents can lead to dysfunction and/or illness, PEMF therapy helps restore this disruption.

In other words, PEMF therapy works with the body’s natural recovery processes in order to help improve cellular repair and even alleviate chronic pain.

Benefits of PEMF Therapy

According to over 2,000 studies, because PEMF therapy provides restoration and healing on a cellular level, there is a multitude of benefits including:

  • Reduced (chronic) inflammation
  • Improved injury recovery time
  • Better circulation
  • Alleviated (chronic) pain
  • Improved oxygenation in tissue
  • Enhanced cellular repair and recovery
  • Improved immune system
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Improved muscle relaxation and performance

Who Can Benefit from PEMF Therapy?

Anyone can benefit from PEMF therapy as it can help restore your overall feeling of wellness but it may be of particular interest to those who suffer from:

  • Pain or dysfunction in their ankles, back, elbows, hips, knees, or shoulders
  • Chronic inflammation in joints or the soft tissues
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome or Fibromyalgia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Osteopenia or osteoporosis
  • Poor wound healing
  • Chronic pain

Interested in PEMF Therapy?

Holtorf Medical Group now offers PEMF therapy. Contact us today to find out if it is right for you.

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