Immune Health News
Vitamin and mineral supplements won’t help you live longer, could cause harm, study says. The study analyzed data from a larger health and nutrition survey conducted from 1999 to 2010. More than 30,000 participants ages 20 and older answered questions about dietary supplement use. Results showed people who got adequate amounts of vitamin K and magnesium lowered their risk of early death, and those who got enough vitamin A, vitamin K and zinc had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Those benefits were earned only when those nutrients came from food, not supplements. The study found excess intake of calcium through supplements was associated with a higher risk of death from cancer. Researchers say there was no link between cancer risk and calcium intake from food. A study in 2017 warned that men taking too much vitamin B could double their risk of developing lung cancer.
Consumer Alert: Tylenol’s Empathy-Killing Properties Confirmed in 2nd Study. Two highly concerning clinical studies in four years reveal that Tylenol not only kills the pain but human empathy as well, adding soul-deadening properties to its well-known list of serious side effects. When will we learn? Synthetic, patented chemicals have profound unintended, adverse health effects that take decades to be recognized, long after exposed populations have suffered profoundly. Over-the-counter painkillers have become classic examples of this, with so-called “low-dose” aspirin no longer considered safe enough to use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke, ibuprofen causing tens of thousands of deaths each year due to its recently discovered cardiotoxicity, and Tylenol’s adverse effects on the psychological constitution of humanity only just beginning to surface on top of it’s already well-established extreme toxicity to the liver.
Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy Resistant germs are often called “superbugs,” but this is simplistic because they don’t typically kill everyone. Instead, they are most lethal to people with immature or compromised immune systems, including newborns and the elderly, smokers, diabetics and people with autoimmune disorders who take steroids that suppress the body’s defenses. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa.
FDA warns some antibiotics can cause fatal heart damage. Fluoroquinolones are very commonly used antibiotics. They include: ciprofloxacin, also known as Cipro; levofloxacin, or Levaquin; gemifloxacin, or Factive; and moxifloxacin, or Avelox. They are widely prescribed to treat upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infections.
Mystery E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states, CDC says. Government scientists have not identified a food item, grocery store or restaurant chain as the source of these infections. The CDC, state health departments, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the US Food and Drug Administration are investigating the outbreak. States reporting sick patients are Georgia (8 patients), Kentucky (36), Ohio (5), Tennessee (21) and Virginia (2).
Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response….Interferon alpha is used as a treatment for hepatitis C infection, and activates the immune system in the same way as a powerful infection. Many patients who receive interferon alpha experience extreme fatigue during treatment, and some continue to feel chronic fatigue for many months after the drug course is completed. Russell’s team used this knowledge and measured fatigue and immune system markers in 55 patients before, during and after treatment with interferon alpha. They found that the 18 of those 55 who went on to develop a CFS-like illness had a hyperactive immune system before treatment, and an highly overactive response during treatment. “(This suggests) people who have an exaggerated immune response to a trigger may be more at risk of developing CFS,” Russell told reporters at a briefing about the findings…… *******GcMAF should be distinguished from T-cell lymphokine macrophage activating factor, also known as γ-interferon, which is generated by lymphokine-producing T-cells in small amounts, or is obtained by genetic engineering at pharmaceutical grade levels. IVIG is considered a systemic immune suppressing therapy.