Most urologists in conventional medicine place high emphasis on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine prostate health. Even though researchers have placed substantial doubts on the validity and reliability of the PSA test, conventional doctors continue to use the test and rely on it to determine male prostate health.
Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. A higher number, of course, calls for biopsy and may lead to prostate surgery.
Yet some men may have prostate malignancy with very low PSA numbers or no malignancy with very high PSA numbers.
This makes the whole test doubtful. I personally would not rely on the PSA test and would certainly refuse prostate surgery based on it — or even biopsy at my age, 81.
Many men have been ruined because of prostate surgery. At the very least, all considerations of prostate surgery should be preceded by a detailed understanding of the pros and cons of relying on the PSA test.
There is not as much objection to the digital rectal exam (DRE) because no harm can result and a trained doctor can get a reasonable appraisal of prostate health by conducting a rectal prostate exam. Swelling and inflammation may be detected in most men particularly as they age.
Usually, a man can tell if he begins to have prostate swelling or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) because of a noticeable restriction in his urine flow. Swelling of the prostate causes restriction of the urethra, which reduces urine flow. This becomes chronic in many men; and they may opt for green laser procedure to burn out that part of the prostate that is squeezing the urethra, restricting urine flow and creating urinary urgency, which disturbs sleep.
Green light laser is done as an outpatient surgery, but the patient is put to sleep for the procedure. Green light laser is fairly new but a better option. Be sure to select a urologist who has done several procedures.
Prostate cancer is risky for men, especially before about age 65. After that, the risk of death is reduced as age increases. The literature suggests that many men who die have prostate cancer, but it doesn’t kill them. They die of other causes. So older men should be very careful in selecting prostate surgery over doing nothing. Even younger men should not be unduly alarmed at a high PSA test because of the unreliability of the test.
Be careful of overaggressive treatments for early prostate cancer, including surgery and radiation therapy. Some side effects include urinary incontinence (inability to control urine flow), problems with bowel function, erectile dysfunction (loss of erections or erections that are inadequate for sexual intercourse) and infection.
Sad to say, there is no need for surgery anyway if it is determined that prostate cancer has already spread to other parts of the body before being detected.
Please remember that in the U.S., cancer is a multibillion-dollar industry; and establishment medicine will move quickly to capture potential cancer patients and involve them in the cancer-profit system. Fear is their major ruse.
I believe that prostate health is based on diet plus whether one is a smoker or heavy drinker. It’s obvious that unhealthy lifestyles will lead to unhealthy outcomes.
Fatty acid and stinging nettle (Cataplex F and Palmettoplex from Standard Process) are fundamental, in my view, to aid prostate health. Many chiropractors carry these products. Or use Googleto search for Standard Process to find someone near you who sells the product.
The progressive left claims to be all about choice. A central tenet of the Democrat Party’s message is that it alone is the protector of choice. It claims to stand as a bulwark against the “Republican’s war on women” (more code words) and those “evil” people who want to eliminate a woman’s “right” to murder their unborn (and even partially born) babies.
This ensures a woman has a “right” to make a choice about her body and whether to purge it of the unwanted organism (that moral people call a baby) through an abortion. Of course, the 57 million babies killed since Roe v. Wade had no choice. No matter. They are just collateral damage for the “greater good” (more code words).
The progressive left and its propaganda arm corporate media tout Obamacare as a victory for choice. It is anything but.
Obamacare has forcibly eliminated the healthcare insurance many people chose to have — and were happy with — because it did not fit the egalitarian parameters established by a group of collectivist, elitist bureaucrats. Those with so-called “Cadillac plans” (more code words) were forced into more expensive and less expansive plans. Those who chose to have minimal or only catastrophic coverage have been denied that choice as well. All must have a one-size-fits-all health insurance policy that is both more expensive and often more restrictive.
Obamacare has also removed the choice that employers had of whether to offer insurance as a benefit, and just how much or little coverage to offer. The progressive left has gone apoplectic over the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision in which the rights of the corporate owner were upheld. It was a victory, of sorts, for real choice, in that it upheld the natural right Christians have to not subsidize something they find abhorrent.
Of course, the progressive left, which turns logic on its head at every turn, claims the ruling is a defeat for choice. This is nonsense. First, Hobby Lobby already provided 16 of 20 forms of birth control in its insurance coverage in addition to paying its employees wages that are above the “living wage” (more code words) the progressive left has established as a “right.” Second, neither the owners of Hobby Lobby or any other corporation have the power to prevent women from purchasing with their own money whatever form of abortifacient they would like to buy. Nor did Hobby Lobby seek to do so. It simply sought to have the choice not to pay for it itself.
But to the progressive left, the choice of Christian business owners — and Christians in general — always take a back seat to their altruistic notions of “greater good.”
The progressive left and their corrupt corporate media enablers are curiously silent on the ways Obamacare is waging a true war on women — and men — in the healthcare field and its gradualism that will eventually enslave all Americans to Big Medicine, Big Pharma, Big Insurance and Big Brother.
Big Brother sometimes uses a carrot and sometimes uses a stick in order alter behaviors and bend people to the will of the elitist do-gooders who sit in the halls of power making choices on behalf of the “greater good.” The carrot is redistribution of wealth in the form of removing money through taxes and inflation from the producers and offering it as incentives to people, corporations, and local and State governments in order to encourage certain behaviors. The stick is the threat to remove those incentives after people, corporations, and local and State governments become dependent upon those incentives.
Such is the case with an Obamacare provision that reduces Medicaid and Medicare funding by 2 percent in 2015 to healthcare organizations that do not obtain a staff flu vaccination rate of 90 percent or better. The corporate propaganda machine is silent on this, and healthcare organizations are as well. In fact, healthcare organizations are outright lying to their employees about the reason behind the flu vaccine mandates by claiming it is for the benefit and health concerns of the patients and health workers.
Healthcare workers are not given a choice in the matter — unless one considers the false dilemma of either having the vaccine or being fired as being given a choice.
Healthcare workers are even now being fired for their choice of refusing to have harmful substances injected into their bodies for reasons that do not exist or are greatly exaggerated. By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s own statistics, flu vaccines are at best only 50 percent to 60 percent effective. But these figures come from an organization that is part of the Big Brother swinging door that sees people going back and forth between government, the medical-industrial complex and the regulatory agencies, creating a symbiotic relationship rather than a regulatory one — an organization that routinely promotes the lie that the flu kills 36,000 people annually.
In fact, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration are nothing more than taxpayer-funded marketing arms for the medical-industrial complex. They are used to provide government-sanctioned legitimacy to a host of fake “diseases” created in labs along with their cures: expensive pharmaceuticals and tests for diagnosis, as I’ve told you before.
According to a report in the British Medical Journal, actual annual flu deaths are really measured in the dozens, not the thousands, as the CDC claims. Of hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples taken each year from U.S. patients and tested in labs, only 16 percent test positive for the influenza virus. And according to a report by the independent research firm The Cochrane Library, the average vaccine (which is produced before the onset of flu season and based on the previous year’s strains) must be administered to 100 adults to prevent one case of influenza. If the exact strain is matched, 33 adults must be vaccinated to prevent one case of the disease.
Yet despite its minimal efficacy, healthcare workers have lost their freedom to continue in their chosen profession unless they forgo their own right of self-determination and accept to have poisons injected into their bodies.
Many are making the choice to get out of healthcare work altogether. This includes doctors as well as nurses and other healthcare professionals. The decrease in the number of healthcare professionals combined with the increase in patients abusing their “free” healthcare will necessarily limit choice and options people have for seeing their physician or having a needed procedure at their preferred medical complex.
Some nurses have formed an organization called Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines in order to support healthcare professionals and help them to regain their right to refuse forced medical procedures.
The mandates for forced medication of healthcare workers are just the beginning of the road to serfdom that Obamacare paves. A government that provides you with something — healthcare — can just as easily take it away. It will employ the carrot first and then the stick, in order to drive you into forced behaviors.
Obamacare is a nothing more than a great transfer of wealth designed to enslave the public and enrich Big Medicine, Big Pharma and Big Insurance by giving them a mass of new customers with guaranteed payoffs from the public Treasury.
Had Obamacare been about choice, it wouldn’t be a mandate.
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Looking to get rich quick? Here’s the perfect scheme.
Take an unused room in your home — or better yet, buy an abandoned house, apartment building or hotel — in or near Murrieta, Calif., and house some “unaccompanied refugee minors.”
The Federal government is now doling out up to $6,054 per month tax free to house an illegal minor child, according to a Breitbart Texas report.
The terms for consideration as a potential “foster parent” are simple. All one needs is a bedroom with furniture, a driver’s license and to pass a background check. After that, you’ll need four Saturday foster parenting classes and a home inspection. Forty-five days after applying, you can have your own foster child and tax-free cash. You won’t even be responsible for the child’s healthcare because that’s “already taken care of” by the Federal government.
So if you play your cards right, you can house one illegal child and pocket almost three times the average American’s income.
And as is typical with every government program, it’s open for massive fraud and abuse. Only this time, it’s an opportunity for the 99 percent to get in on the graft. What a deal!
Demonstrating a hubris like no U.S. President before him, Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought and was nominated for a third Presidential term on July 18, 1940. He, of course, would be elected for a third and fourth term, violating the custom or precedent established by George Washington of not serving more than two terms.
Roosevelt responded to criticism of his decision to violate established precedent by claiming he believed it was his duty to continue serving in order to guide the Nation through the growing crisis in Europe, where Adolf Hitler was expanding the Third Reich. Unfortunately, much evil has been done in the name of “duty.”
The differences in Washington and Roosevelt are stark. Washington, putting the Nation first, retired after two terms because he thought it best for the Nation and he feared being “charged… with concealed ambition” and the establishment of an imperial Presidency.
His farewell address was laced with admonitions to put America first, cherish public credit, use it as sparingly as possible and avoid “occasions of expense by cultivating peace.” He also warned to, “Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
Roosevelt put himself and his aims first. Not only had he opened the Federal spigot to institute his unConstitutional New Deal — accumulating unprecedented Federal debt in the process — but he took an aggressive posture against Japan, then ignored the threat of a Japanese attack; he lied to Congress about and broke the law with his arms sales to those involved in World War II; he allowed his foreign policy to be influenced by communists; and he sided with communist Russia — first covertly, then overtly — and ultimately condemned half of Europe to decades of communist tyranny.
Thankfully, the 22nd Amendment, which prohibits a person from being elected as President more than twice, was ratified as a result.
Seeking to head off a potential Rand Paul Presidency and fearing that such might mean an end to perpetual war, the war machine has gone into full attack mode.
It started over the weekend with Texas Governor (and previously Bilderberg-approved) Rick Perry’s op-ed in The Washington Post, in which he warned about the dangers of “isolationism.” He described Paul as “curiously blind” to the growing threats in Iraq.
The use of the term “isolationism” is an old and tired canard the warmongers recycle whenever the American people grow weary of perpetual war and a politician sensing the mood of the electorate comes out and threatens to disengage the U.S. from its constant meddling. Paul has certainly not advocated “isolationism.”
Senator John McCain, who would have the U.S. military engaged in every Mideast country plus half the former Soviet Union if he had his way, piled on, accusing Paul of wanting a “withdrawal to fortress America.” Not to be outdone, former Vice President and longtime Trilateral Commission member Dick Cheney told a luncheon crowd on Monday that “isolationism is crazy.” His daughter, Liz Cheney, declared that Paul “leaves something to be desired in terms of national security policy.”
“I think the general fear on the part of a lot of leaders in the Republican Party is that there’s an isolationist temptation after two big wars, an isolationist temptation in the American electorate,” Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush Administration, told Politico. “And I think people are genuinely concerned about it and desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.”
It’s not the American people but the neocon establishment that’s “desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.” What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a desire to end the incoherent foreign policy — advocated by the previously mentioned warmongers as well by the current usurper currently despoiling the people’s house — of arming in one country the very terrorists we are fighting in another. What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a foreign policy that considers the interests of Saudi Arabia, Israel and international banksters over the best interests of the United States. What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a foreign policy which, in Iraq, pits the U.S. against a supposed ally (Saudi Arabia, which supports and is arming ISIS) and alongside a supposed enemy (Iran, which supports the U.S. puppet regime in Iraq). What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a regime that drone strikes innocent civilians around the globe under the guise of fighting a “war on terror” that the current President won’t even acknowledge.
The American people, by and large, have grown sick of war. That’s understandable considering the U.S. has been in a constant state of war since George H.W. Bush double-crossed Saddam Hussein and opened the door to an Iraq invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. It’s been stirring the pot in the region since the CIA dispatched Kermit Roosevelt to orchestrate an Iranian coup on behalf of British oil interests in 1951.
More than 60 years of U.S. interventionism hasn’t made the world more peaceful. The American people are finally realizing that, and that frightens the elites much more than the prospect of another world war.
Not to worry though, Paul has already dutifully donned a yarmulke and genuflected at the Wailing Wall, a rite of passage necessary for any aspiring U.S. Presidential candidate. In fact, Presidential candidates are more likely to visit Israel during the campaign than some States. He’s also cozied up to the banksters, threatened Russia over Ukraine, sidled up to neocon Rupert Murdoch and written a piece for the neocon rag National Review, all steps necessary for a contender.
Besides, Paul’s stated Israel policy would be much better for both Israel and the U.S.
There are about 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States, and many of them spread disease.
For instance, the Asian tiger mosquito can transmit yellow fever and Dengue fever. The northern house mosquito can transmit West Nile virus.
Mosquitoes are attracted to their prey by carbon dioxide, heat, moisture, scent and sight. Studies have shown that as many as 277 different human-related odors can attract a wide variety of mosquitoes, including the smell made as bacteria break down human sweat into ammonia.
The most common insect repellents in use today contain DEET. Fully one-third of the U.S. population uses repellants containing DEET, which is found in more than 230 products in concentrations up to 100 percent.
But heavy exposure to DEET has been shown to cause memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may not be evident until months or even years after exposure. The most severe damage occurs when DEET is used concurrently with other insecticides, such as permethrin, for prolonged and frequent periods of time. There is little information about the short-term, singular and occasional use of DEET. However, frequent and long-term use of DEET, especially in combination with other chemicals or medications, could cause brain deficits in vulnerable populations, particularly children.
According to a Duke University Medical Center study, rats given even small doses of DEET for 60 days had a harder time accomplishing even the easiest tasks. And because DEET is not water-soluble, it doesn’t break down and remains on surfaces when rinsed off the skin.
Natural insect repellants make more sense than poisoning oneself with chemicals recommended for only occasional use.
Lemon eucalyptus oil has been shown to provide more than 95 percent protection from mosquitoes for up to three hours. Cinnamon, citronella and thyme have been shown to be repellant to mosquitoes. What’s more, they’ve also shown to be irritating and toxic to the insects. Cumin, lemongrass and coleus have also proven to be repellant and mosquito irritants.