Study: Low vitamin D levels could be the reason why more than HALF of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome

Image: Study: Low vitamin D levels could be the reason why more than HALF of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome

(Natural News) According to a new study, low vitamin D levels could be the reason why over 50 percent of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome. The study, published in the journal Maturitas, found a strong link between the lack of vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is a set of conditions that lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

In the study, a team of researchers from Sao Paulo State University’s Botucatu Medical School (FMB-UNESP) measured the vitamin D levels of 463 women aged between 45 and 75 years. In addition, they analyzed the factors indicating metabolic syndrome. The team observed the participants for two years at FMB-UNESP’s Climacteric & Menopause Outpatient Clinic. The last menstruation of the participants happened at least 12 months prior to the study, and they also did not have existing or pre-existing heart complications.

To determine whether the participants had a metabolic syndrome, the researchers used the typical parameters for metabolic syndrome diagnosis – waist circumference over 88 centimeters (cm), high blood pressure, high blood glucose, and abnormal levels of trigylcerides and cholesterol. Meeting three or more of these criteria indicated a metabolic syndrome.

Results revealed that more than 50 percent of the women with vitamin D deficiency had a metabolic syndrome, while metabolic syndrome was found in 39.8 percent of women with adequate vitamin D. in addition, the research team found that the lower the level of blood vitamin D is, the higher the occurrence/incidence of metabolic syndrome. The findings of the study indicated that increasing or maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in postmenopausal women can lower the risk of disease. Past studies have also suggested that vitamin D plays a role in insulin secretion and sensitivity.

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“The vitamin D receptor is expressed in insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells and in peripheral target tissues such as skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. Vitamin D deficiency can compromise the capacity of beta cells to convert pro-insulin to insulin,” the researchers wrote.

Increasing vitamin D intake

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is 600 international units (IU) for everyone below 70 years old, and 800 IU for those older than 70 years. One of the things that the body needs to make vitamin D is sunlight, hence its other name — the “sunshine vitamin.” However, not everyone gets exposed to enough sunlight, especially during winter. Another factor that affects the body’s production of vitamin D is the use of sunscreen, which blocks UVB rays needed to make the vitamin. Moreover, the skin produces less vitamin D with age.

Fortunately, there are other ways that can help you get enough vitamin D. You can get the vitamin from food. One of the best food source of vitamin D is fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, and eel. Fatty fish does not only provide vitamin D, but omega-3 fatty acids as well. Other food sources of vitamin D include beef or calf liver, cod liver oil, canned fish, shiitake mushrooms, yogurt, almond milk, orange juice, breakfast cereals, fortified tofu, oatmeal, cheese, egg yolks, and eggnog.

Another way to increase vitamin D intake is to take magnesium, either through dietary intake or supplements. According to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, magnesium is needed for the body to produce and properly metabolize vitamin D. The lack of magnesium in the body will result in vitamin D remaining stored and inactive within the body.

Read more news stories and studies on vitamin D by going to VitaminD.news.

Sources include:

ScienceDaily.com

ODS.OD.NIH

Prevention.com

FDA hid glyphosate findings from the public after finding weed killer contamination in nearly ALL food

Image: FDA hid glyphosate findings from the public after finding weed killer contamination in nearly ALL food

(Natural News) Shocking internal emails, uncovered via the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed yet another scandal: The FDA knew that the toxic weed killer, glyphosate, was contaminating the U.S. food supply — and ignored the dangerous threat posed to American consumers. Apparently, the finding of glyphosate in heavily consumed products like granola bars and corn is of no concern to FDA officials; supervisors have reportedly declared that the glyphosate present in these items doesn’t count because they aren’t part of the agency’s “official” report.

Science be damned; the federal government has a report to write — and now, some are wondering if perhaps somebody, somewhere has already told them what to put in it.

For decades, the FDA has been responsible for testing food samples to ensure that specific quality standards are met. This includes monitoring foods for illegally high amounts of pesticide residues. Until recently, however, the FDA had not been testing for glyphosate residues — a fact that drew much scrutiny from the Government Accountability Office, as well as consumer watchdog organizations.

Glyphosate in and of itself has drawn a lot of criticism, due to its litany of adverse effects on human health and the environment.  The star ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup came under fire in 2015, after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate was a “probable carcinogen.”  Some research has shown that increasing use of this pesticide may be contributing to the rapid decline of bee populations, as well.

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Now a string of emails from the FDA show that multiple FDA scientists have found concerning levels of glyphosate residue in everyday foods. In separate investigations, chemists Richard Thompson and Narong Chamkasem found traces of glyphosate that exceeded legal amounts in different foods.

In one email, Thompson wrote to his colleagues, “I have brought wheat crackers, granola cereal and corn meal from home and there’s a fair amount in all of them,” and noted that only his broccoli sample seemed to be free of glyphosate.

Chamkasem’s findings were similar, with the chemist noting that there were exceptionally high amounts of glyphosate residue in corn. In an internal FDA email, Chamkasem reported that they had detected glyphosate in corn at 6.5 parts per million, while the legal limit is 5.0 ppm.

“These emails shatter any remaining faith in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration operating as some sort of defender of public health,” explained Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, founder of CWC Labs and author of Food Forensics. “The fact that the FDA deliberately withheld these alarming findings from the public speaks volumes about the real motivations of this failed agency,” Adams added. “It’s clear to every scientifically-minded person that the FDA goes out of its way to hide the truth about agricultural chemicals in the food supply, most likely to protect the financial interests of chemical pesticide and herbicide corporations which wield tremendous influence over government regulators.”

How the FDA buried its findings while food consumers continued to eat cancer-linked weed killer chemicals

Perhaps what’s most concerning about this is that a supervisor at the FDA essentially waved off this finding. Normally, The Guardian explains, a finding like this is reported to the EPA. However, an FDA supervisor wrote to an EPA official, declaring that the corn tested by Chamkasem was not an “official” sample.

Chamkasem also reportedly uncovered glyphosate residues in oatmeal products and honey in 2016. FDA documents show that after announcing these findings, Chamkasem’s lab was “reassigned to other programs” and the entire investigation was actually suspended temporarily. Again, the FDA declared that these items were not part of their glyphosate residue review.

The fact that foods like wheat and oats are not part of the FDA review is actually highly concerning, as it’s become well-known that farmers use glyphosate as a desiccant. Wheat, oats and other foods are commonly sprayed with glyphosate late in the season to hasten the harvesting process. So, there’s plenty of reason to suspect these foods are also contaminated, even if they aren’t supposed to be treated with glyphosate.

But sadly, as The Guardian notes further, it seems unlikely that either Thompson’s or Chamkasem’s findings will be included in the official FDA report. When asked about glyphosate testing, an FDA spokesperson reportedly stated that “the FDA had not found any illegal levels in corn, soy, milk or eggs, the four commodities it considers part of its glyphosate ‘special assignment.’ The “unofficial findings” from the emails were not addressed.

As usual, big government operates on its own agenda — who is going to hold these people accountable? Read more news on glyphosate at Glyphosate.news.

Sources for this article include:

TheGuardian.com

USRTK.org

TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com

ANALYSIS: Alfie Evans was executed by lethal injection; Alder Hey hospital steeped in horrifying history of organ harvesting from human babies

Image: ANALYSIS: Alfie Evans was executed by lethal injection; Alder Hey hospital steeped in horrifying history of organ harvesting from human babies

(Natural News) Watching in horror the “health care” murder of baby Alfie Evans over the last few days, I’ve been gathering an array of stories and sources to bring you a detailed, definitive report of what actually went down. Until that full report is ready, however, it seems urgent to share with you the conclusion of my research: I am convinced that Baby Alfie Evans was executed by lethal injection,and the hospital that murdered him appears to be the center hub of a multi-decade baby organ harvesting crime ring that saw 100,000 baby body parts harvested and illegally held in hospitals all across Britain. (See multiple news sources, below.)

It has always been clear that the Alder Hey children’s hospital sought to accelerate the death of Alfie Evans while silencing his parents through a sustained attack consisting of threats and intimidation tactics. Now, Life Site News is report that Alfie Evans was injected with four different drugs by hospital staff just two hours before he died. This, of course, was after several days of being starved to death and denied water. Virtually the entire corporate-controlled media has withheld this information from the public for a variety of nefarious reasons that I will discuss in another post.

Via LifeSiteNews.com:

UK toddler Alfie Evans allegedly died within hours of receiving four different drugs from a nurse at Alder Hey hospital, Italian media is reporting…

[A] nurse entered the child’s cubicle after his father Tom had been called aside and gave him four drugs. A source close to the family told LifeSiteNews that these were injections that were administered to Alfie after Tom had been summoned for an unusual middle-of-the-night meeting with the hospital. The child died two hours later.

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Alder Hey hospital doctors had previously conveyed to the Evans’ family in a legal document how they intended to use a drug cocktail that included Midazolam and Fentanyl as part of Alfie’s “end of life care plan.” Side effects of the drugs included respiratory depression. Tom Evans called it an “execution plan” for his son.

Keep in mind that the hospital forced Alfie’s parents to read a so-called “hostage letter” to the press, and they stated that the family would be punished because of the poor attitude of the parents who apparently didn’t go along with the hospital’s plan to murder their baby. As LifeSiteNews reports:

The day prior to Alfie’s death, Tom Evans read to the press outside the hospital what is now being called by many a “hostage letter.” In what appeared to be a forced statement, Tom read out a letter calling all the supporters of Alfie to go home and resume their lives. He thanked the hospital staff for their care of Alfie, even though just hours earlier he had attempted to have them charged with conspiracy to murder his son.

Alder Hey hospital has links to illegal organ harvesting from the bodies of children

“A subsequent inquiry into the retention of organs from babies and foetuses born at Alder Hey found that more than 100,000 body parts, many of them taken illegally, were being held in hospitals around Britain,” reported the UK Independent in 2004. “[T]he remains of 1,000 unborn infants, discovered during the scandal over organ retention at the city’s Alder Hey hospital, [will be] laid to rest.”

To be clear, we’re talking about a massive campaign of illegal organ harvesting from babies, carried out over decades, involving the very same Alder Hey hospital that just murdered baby Alfie via lethal injection.

That same story goes on to report:

In March this year a High Court judge ruled that 1,300 families of children whose organs were taken without permission had suffered from negligence at NHS hospitals and could be entitled to compensation.

Stacked in columns 10 deep with just a numbered plaque to distinguish them, the bodies of 50 unknown babies were yesterday lowered into a single grave after lying forgotten in laboratory store rooms for at least 25 years.

It seems that baby Alfie Evans is not alone in being murdered by the corrupt medical system in order to harvest his organs. The practice has been going on for decades

Alder Hey hospital admits to being engaged in “live organ trade” for cash

It’s not just the UK Independent that covered the illegal organ harvesting and body parts trade pursued by the Alder Hey hospital. In 2001, the BBC also published a damning story that detailed the hospital’s criminal activities surrounding organ harvesting from human babies. As the following story reports, Alder Hey sold illegally harvest baby organs for cash.

Via the BBC:

The hospital at the centre of a row over organ retention has admitted for the first time that it gave organs from live children for research purposes in return for cash.

Between 1989 and 1995 these [thymus] glands, found beneath the breast bone, were given to pharmaceutical company Aventis Pasteur for research purposes. In return the company donated money to the hospital’s cardiac department.

Baby organs for cash? Indeed. That’s how the Alder Hey raised money to fund salaries of its doctors and administrators, it turns out. It’s all documented by the BBC and other UK news sources.

Babies might be worth more to Alder Hey DEAD than alive

I’m going to do a full report on this topic, and Alder Hey’s child-murdering lawyers can come to Texas and try to threaten me in person if they want me to stop. But I won’t be stopped for the simple reason that, according to my research, Alder Hey is a criminal medical “front” for routine organ harvesting from human babies. Those babies, it turns out, may be worth more to Alder Hey DEAD than alive.

After all, drug companies and vaccine companies are standing by, ready to pay big money for harvested baby organs: Up to $50,000 alone for a single human heart (see below). And any living baby the hospital wants to target can simply be given a lethal injection to be executed on the spot, all while threatening the parents into silence.

Welcome to the UK’s horrific death panels and its murderous hospital crime cartels, where the value of a human life is measured in cold hard cash rather than warm, living beings.

I’m convinced that Alfie Evans was murdered by the hospital. Even worse, it’s apparent this was not an isolated act.

Read this astonishing document on child organ trafficking that mentions Alder Hey

If you dare, read this astonishing document on child organ trafficking across the globe, which also mentions the Alder Hey hospital by name:

http://www.heal-online.org/childtraffic.pdf

As this document explains:

There is huge demand and a market for body parts especially eyes, hearts and kidneys belonging to children. Estimates indicate that at least one million children have been kidnapped and killed in the past 20 years for organs. A kidney or eyes can fetch up to US $10,000 and a heart could cost US $50,000 or more. Estimates further indicate that money laundering in this deadly trade accounts for up to 10% of the world’s GDP, or as much US $5 trillion. As a result, the black market for children’s organs is expanding and more and more children are kidnapped and killed.

The document specifically mentions the Alder Hey children’s hospital in the UK:

In 2001, Britain was also pressed by allegations of storing hearts, lungs, brains and other organs from children in hospitals. A Dutch pathologist Dick Van Velzen at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool had confessed to removing hundreds of thousands of organs from children’s bodies and storing them in hospitals all over the country. The doctor told the BBC program ‘Panorama’ that body parts from living children were given to a pharmaceutical company for research in return for financial donations following management’s instructions. An inquiry by a British Medical Officer reported that in addition to over 2,000 hearts, there were a large number of brain parts, eyes taken from over 15,000 stillborn foetuses and perhaps most disturbingly of all, a number of children’s heads and bodies. Professor Van Velzen, who was sacked from a hospital in Canada where he faced similar charges also worked at a hospital in Holland.

All roads lead back to the WHO, Bill Gates and vaccine medical experiments on children

None of this should be surprising to those who are aware of the history of vaccines, medical research and the routine use of human babies and children for medical experiments.

“30,000 Indian Girls Used as ‘Guinea Pigs’ to Test HPV Vaccine,” reports Green Med Info:

Around 16,000 girls between the age of 9-15 years were given three shots of vaccine, (manufactured by Merck) by the state health department. The girls were told that they were being given “well-being” shots. The incident started getting attention when some months later, several girls’ health deteriorated and the following year, five of them died. Two such similar cases of deaths were reported from Vadodara, Gujarat, where 14,000 tribal children were also vaccinated with the HPV vaccine Cervarix, made by Glaxo SmithKline.

What I’ve published here so far just barely scratches the surface of this story. If you have the stomach for it, read the book The Red Market by Scott Carney, and you’ll come to learn the horrifying truth about organ harvesting, child traffickers, medical research and “blood farmers.”

I warn you, however: Page after page of reading this book, you will absolutely lose any remaining faith you might have had in humanity. Because the so-called “health care” system that dominates our world today is steeped in organ harvesting, child trafficking and the use of human guinea pigs for inhumane medical experiments. Vaccines, abortions, organ harvesting… it’s all intertwined in a cabal of such horrifying, twisted evil that you risk going mad merely by peering into its dark soul.

Check Natural News for more coverage of this issue in the near future. And pray for humanity, and it seems the death merchants are now in charge of the entire medical system (and the media, too).