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Why You Should Purchase Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products Directly From a Farmer You Know

Last year the Weston A. Price Foundation launched its 50% Campaign, urging consumers to purchase at least 50% of their food directly from farmers and artisan processors. This helps build a local food system, creates food security and ensures prosperity for our farmers. But there are many other reasons to avoid industrial meat and obtain the animal products you need directly from a farmer you know. Most Chickens Are Fed Arsenic-Containing Feed ARSENIC: Did you know that 70% of chickens in the U.S. receive feed containing arsenic? The FDA allows an arsenic-based drug called nitarsone in chicken feed. Arsenic-containing compounds were first approved for commercial use in medicated animal feed in the 1940s in order to promote faster growth in poultry and increased feed efficiency — in other words, the chickens get fatter without eating as much. The poultry industry claims that the arsenic fed to their birds has no adverse health effects on the consumer because the kind of arsenic used in feed additives is “organic” arsenic. However, recent studies have found that organic arsenic has the ability to convert to inorganic arsenic in animal tissue, the animal tissue that you eat. Even if the arsenic remains in organic form, it may have the same effect on people that it has on chickens — causing them to gain weight even when eating less.1 Diseased Chickens Approved for Slaughter and Consumption DISEASE: In July of 2020, the USDA accepted a petition from the National Chicken Council to allow slaughterhouses to process birds infected with avian leukosis. The infection causes a condition similar to cancer, leading to malignant tumors and lesions. Whether the condition can be passed on to humans is unclear, but eating diseased chicken does not seem like a good thing to do under any circumstances.2 MYCOTOXINS: A 2019 study of one thousand conventional corn samples found that 92% were contaminated with one or more mycotoxins. These fungal poisons can cause breathing problems, lung inflammation, fever and burning sensations, and serious conditions like cancer, fibromyalgia, heart problems, and lupus — and even mental deficiencies. If they are in the animal feed, they’ll end up in the muscles of the animals. Make sure your farmer is using organic feed or, even better, avoiding corn altogether.3 Risky Drug Allowed in Pig Farming RACTOPAMINE: This drug, mostly given to pigs, promotes lean muscle growth (at the expense of fat). Due to safety concerns, about one hundred sixty nations ban or restrict the use of this drug, including Russia, China and all countries in the European Union. But in the U.S., an estimated 60% to 80% of pigs receive ractopamine in their feed. Ractopamine belongs to a class of drugs called beta-agonists, which were developed to treat asthma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ractopamine for use on pigs after just one human health study — an evaluation of six young, healthy men, one of whom dropped out because his heart began racing and pounding abnormally. In addition to cardiovascular effects, ractopamine has been linked behavioral changes, and nervousness in humans and pigs. Babies born to rats fed ractopamine developed cleft palates, protruding tongues, short limbs, missing digits, open eyelids and enlarged hearts. In pigs, ractopamine causes them to collapse and become “downers,” that is, animals too sick or injured to walk.4 Estrogenic Compounds and Antibiotics Show Up in Meat SOY ISOFLAVONES: These estrogen-like compounds will show up in the meat, milk and eggs of animals fed soy — which means any animal raised in the industrial system. Best to find a farmer who uses no soy at all — but at least pasture feeding will reduce the amount of soy that animals like chickens, pigs and dairy cows receive. Pastured beef production requires neither corn nor soy. ANTIBIOTICS: Livestock (cows, pigs, chicken and even fish) receive antibiotics, not only to treat or prevent illness, but also to encourage rapid growth. Of course, people ingest these drugs when they eat antibiotic-treated meat, eggs and milk, with the now well-known result of antibiotic resistance — not to mention disruption of gut flora. Worldwide, an estimated 73% of antibiotics are consumed by farm animals; global antibiotic use is estimated to increase 67% from 2010 to 2030. Europe banned the use of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in 2006, and the use of sub-therapeutic doses of medically important antibiotics in animal feed and water to promote growth and improve feed efficiency became illegal in the United States in 2017.5 However, use of antibiotics in animal feed is huge in developing countries, especially China, and since we don’t yet have Country of Origin (COO) labeling, it’s hard to avoid such antibiotic-laced products when you buy your animal foods in the supermarket. Federal law forbids the use of antibiotics in dairy cows, but the test used to detect antibiotics (called the SNAP test) only picks up about five of more than two dozen antibiotics in use.6 Toxic Load From Meat, Eggs and Dairy Can Be Quite High Since in America we tend to eat animal foods every day, the load of toxins from supermarket meat, eggs and dairy products can be very high and the effects profound, especially in growing children. The solution? Purchase your meat, eggs and dairy products directly from a local farmer, one who practices pasture feeding and who uses non-medicated feed (preferably soy-free). In the process of protecting your family, you will also be supporting independent, conscientious farmers and a robust local economy. About the Author Sally Fallon Morell is author of the best-selling cookbook “Nourishing Traditions” and many other books on diet and health. She is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (westonaprice.org) and a founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (realmilk.com). Visit her blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Pacific Health Sciences LLC is a Private Company offering unique product lines, contract manufacturing, and private label services.

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‘Alarming’ Levels of Toxins Found in Popular Frozen Meals

In the early 1900s, many Americans lived in rural areas and engaged in farming. Homegrown foods, fresh produce and locally sourced meats were staples of the U.S. diet. Food processing at the time was minimal, focusing on methods like canning, fermenting and preserving to extend the shelf life of seasonal produce. By the mid-20th century, America became more industrialized and many people moved to urban areas for jobs. This shift reduced the ability to grow and source food locally, increasing reliance on commercially produced foods. By the late 20th century, the food industry continued to innovate, creating ultraprocessed foods designed for convenience, taste, long shelf life and profits — not nutrition. Aggressive marketing campaigns and advertising by food companies promoted ultraprocessed foods as desirable and convenient, with many brands, like Stouffer’s, also promoting a wholesome image with “scratch-made taste.”1 But underneath their claims of quality and “ingredients you can feel good about”2 is a dark side — “alarming” levels of toxins in every bite.3 Popular Frozen Food Earns Toxic Rating The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Food Scores is an online database that rates more than 80,000 foods, 5,000 ingredients and 1,500 brands.4 The scoring system evaluates products based on three key factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns and processing concerns. Each food product is given a score on a scale from 1 (best) to 10 (worst). Among the brands evaluated is Stouffer’s, which makes popular frozen meals like lasagna, macaroni and cheese and French bread pizza. Though convenient, consuming these meals may come at a steep cost to your health. Healthy Holistic Living reported:5 “The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a respected authority on the intersection of environmental issues and human health, recently turned its investigative lens towards the frozen food industry, with Stouffer’s landing in a particularly harsh spotlight. The findings? Alarming, to say the least. Stouffer’s products, especially the Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch frozen bowl, earned the ignominious distinction of scoring a ’10’ on EWG’s toxicity scale — the worst possible rating — a clear indicator of severe health and safety concerns.” Stouffer’s Cheesy Chicken Ranch Bowl received the dismal 10 rating due to a number of red flags:6 Contains sodium nitrite, which is associated with cancer Hormones or growth promoters were likely used in its meat production Antibiotics were likely used in the meat Contains the non-specific ingredient “flavor.” “What exactly is in these flavor mixtures, no one outside the manufacturer knows for sure. Even government scientists and regulators must often guess,” noted Ken Cook, EWG president and cofounder7 Contains food additives of “higher concern” Classified as having high processing concerns Healthy Holistic Living continued:8 “Stouffer’s has built a reputation on providing easy, family-friendly meals that seem to offer both convenience and a semblance of nutritional value. The company’s marketing efforts heavily emphasize the use of ‘healthy’ and ‘nontoxic’ ingredients, creating an image of a trustworthy brand committed to consumer well-being. However, a closer examination of Stouffer’s products reveals a disconcerting discrepancy between their marketing and the actual contents of their frozen meals.” Further, EWG notes, “This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Soy Protein Isolate, Sugars, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, and Modified Starch (Corn)”9 Of course, Stouffer’s, which is owned by multinational food conglomerate Nestlé, isn’t unique in its use of questionable ingredients and production of low-quality, ultraprocessed food. Global Health Is Suffering Due to Expansion of Ultraprocessed Foods Ultraprocessed foods have infiltrated the globe, bringing with them “rapid increases in prevalence of overweight‐obesity and other nutrition‐related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, hypertension, other aspects of coronary heart disease, and 13 of the 15 major cancers,” according to research published in Obesity Reviews.10 The authors explain:11 “At present, all high-income and many low- and middle-income countries are in a stage of the transition where nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension are dominating adult morbidity and mortality and are very high or growing rapidly in prevalence … All low- and middle-income countries face rapid growth in consumption of ultraprocessed food and beverages.” Meanwhile, 61% of Americans’ food intake comes in the form of highly processed foods and drinks. The amount is similar in Canada (62%) and the U.K. (63%).12 “Ultraprocessed foods tend to be energy-dense, low-cost, and nutrient-poor,” a study in Frontiers in Nutrition reported.13 In the last decade, prices for unprocessed foods increased at a greater rate than prices for ultraprocessed foods, leading researchers to suggest, “low energy cost could be one mechanism linking ultraprocessed foods with negative health outcomes.”14 Their analysis found ultraprocessed foods are primarily grains (91%), fats and sweets (73%), dairy (71%) and beans, nuts and seeds (70%). For comparison, “only 36% of meat, poultry and fish, 26% of vegetables, and 20% of fruit” were classified as ultraprocessed. Examples of ultraprocessed foods include:15 Bread, cakes and pies Margarine Salted crackers Cookies Meat products including ham, hot dogs and hamburgers Pizza Sugar-sweetened beverages Ultraprocessed Foods Tied to Cardiometabolic Health Problems, Premature Death A 2024 meta-analysis, which included 9,888,373 participants, higher intake of ultraprocessed foods was associated with a higher risk of adverse health outcomes in 32 out of 45 pooled analyses reviewed.16 These health outcomes included metabolic, cancer, mental, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and all-cause mortality. The study found strong links between high consumption of ultraprocessed foods and heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and mental health disorders, for instance. Specifically, convincing evidence showed that eating more ultraprocessed foods significantly raised the risk of cardiovascular disease-related death and Type 2 diabetes. There was also strong evidence connecting these foods to anxiety and common mental disorders. Highly suggestive evidence also linked ultraprocessed foods to higher risks of overall mortality, heart disease death, Type 2 diabetes, depression, sleep problems, wheezing and obesity. “The adverse health outcomes associated with ultraprocessed foods may not be fully explained by their nutrient composition and energy density alone but also by physical and chemical properties associated with industrial processing methods, ingredients, and by-products,” the researchers explained.17 They cited several ways that

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Can Pink Noise Help You Sleep?

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published March 23, 2017. You probably don’t think of noise in terms of colors, but there is a rainbow of noise out there — from the familiar white noise that occurs when a TV turns to static to the higher-pitched blue noise, which sounds similar to a hissing spray of water.1 Somewhere in the middle is pink noise, gentle sound similar to that of rushing water or wind blowing through leaves on a tree. Pink noise contains frequencies from 20 to 20,000 hertz, just like white noise, but the lower frequencies are louder and more powerful than the higher frequencies (white noise, in contrast, has equal power in all of its frequencies).2 However, pink noise has equal power per octave (a range of frequencies whose upper frequency limit is twice that of its lower frequency limit), which is why most people hear it as an even noise.3 To an untrained ear, pink noise may sound quite similar to white noise, but the former, it seems, may have particular promise for helping you sleep and improving other areas of human health, including that of your brain. Pink Noise at Night May Help You Sleep Better and Improve Memory Research published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience revealed that listening to pink noise could improve sleep and memory among 60- to 84-year-olds, a population that tends to have reduced slow wave sleep, or deep sleep, compared to younger individuals.4 Slow wave sleep is also associated with memory consolidation. While spending the night in a sleep lab, participants listened to pink noise one night and no noise the next. Notably, the pink noise was played in bursts to match the timing of participants’ slow wave sleep. Not only did the pink noise enhance slow wave sleep, it also was linked to better scores on memory tests. The participants scored about three times better on memory tests the morning after listening to pink noise in their sleep.5 Senior study author Dr. Phyllis Zee, professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told Time, “The noise is fairly pleasant; it kind of resembles a rush of water … It’s just noticeable enough that the brain realizes it’s there, but not enough to disturb sleep.”6 Does the Timing of Pink-Noise Exposure Matter? Zee and her team are working on developing a device you can use to deliver pink noise at home, although there are many apps already available that claim to do so. Zee said that the memory benefits, however, may depend on the pink noise enhancing slow wave sleep, which means the noise may need to be administered at appropriate times to be most effective.7 She said in a press release:8 “This is an innovative, simple and safe non-medication approach that may help improve brain health … This is a potential tool for enhancing memory in older populations and attenuating normal age-related memory decline.” Past research also found that steady pink noise helped to regulate brain waves and led to more stable sleep and improved sleep quality in adults, both during the night (a 23% improvement with pink noise) and during naps (a 45% improvement).9 Seventy-five percent of the study participants also said they experienced more restful sleep when exposed to pink noise.10 Sleeping Too Much or Too Little Linked to Higher Weight Sleep influences far more than your energy level; it’s intricately involved in virtually every aspect of your health, including your weight. Among people genetically predisposed to obesity, the amount you sleep may also make a difference. A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who slept less than seven hours or more than nine hours a night weighed more, on average, than those who slept the recommended seven to nine hours.11 The short sleepers weighed about 4.5 pounds more while the long sleepers weighed nearly 9 pounds more than the normal sleepers.12 The association persisted regardless of diet, and it was also found that shift work and daytime napping was associated with higher weight among this population. Study co-author, research associate Carlos Celis-Morales, BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glasgow, said:13 “It appears that people with high genetic risk for obesity need to take more care about lifestyle factors to maintain a healthy body weight. Our data suggest that sleep is another factor which needs to be considered, alongside diet and physical activity.” In this study, there was not as strong a link between sleep duration and weight among people with low genetic obesity risk; however, other studies have shown links between weight and sleep. For instance, people who typically slept five hours or less a night showed a 32% gain in visceral fat (a dangerous type linked to heart disease and other chronic diseases) versus a 13% gain among those who slept six or seven hours per night, and a 22% increase among men and women who got at least eight hours of sleep each night.14 Night Owls May Eat Less Healthy Than Morning People There are various reasons why sleep affects weight. Lack of sleep also decreases levels of the fat regulating hormone leptin while increasing the hunger hormone ghrelin. The resulting increase in hunger and appetite can easily lead to overeating and weight gain. In addition, according to a study in the journal Sleep, later bedtimes correlate to greater weight gain even in healthy, non-obese people.15 Late-night snacking further increases that risk. In fact, avoiding food at least three hours prior to bedtime is one of my standard recommendations as it will lower your blood sugar during sleep and help minimize mitochondrial damage. A study published in the journal Obesity further revealed that the types of foods chosen by morning and evening types of people differ, with night owls tending to eat less healthy, perhaps as a consequence of “living against their internal biological time.”16 Specifically, on weekdays the night owls tended to choose breakfast foods that were higher in sugar and lower

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New Jersey doubles down on unconstitutional newborn screening policy despite lawsuit over privacy violations

New Jersey doubles down on unconstitutional newborn screening policy despite lawsuit over privacy violations New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) have reaffirmed their stance on the state’s controversial newborn screening policy following unsuccessful settlement negotiations. The newborn screening policy, which requires every baby to be tested for 61 disorders within 48 hours of birth, intends to detect numerous rare and potentially deadly conditions in newborns. However, the program sparked controversy when the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender revealed in 2022 that the New Jersey State Police had utilized years-old blood samples from the newborn screening program to aid in a criminal investigation. The State Police had subpoenaed the testing program to obtain a blood sample from a child whose father was a suspect in an assault case without probable cause for a warrant. The DNA analysis of the child’s blood was then used to secure a warrant for the father’s DNA, leading to his indictment for a 1996 sexual assault. Moreover, a subsequent public records lawsuit filed by the Office of the Public Defender and news outlet New Jersey Monitor revealed that the newborn screening laboratory had received five subpoenas from four different law enforcement agencies over approximately five years. (Related: Mass genetic surveillance: Police now seeking access to newborn blood samples to build DNA database for future criminal investigations.) In line with this, a group of parents represented by the public interest law firm the Institute for Justice (IJ) has filed a class action lawsuit demanding a change to this practice. The class-action lawsuit contends that the state’s retention of dried blood samples used in screenings and their repurposing violate privacy protections under the Fourth Amendment. The plaintiffs demand that the courts prohibit the state from retaining newborn blood samples post-screening unless parents are informed about the potential uses and give explicit consent. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Use our decentralized, blockchain-based, uncensorable free speech platform at Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. The parents have engaged in repeated discussions with state officials, but these efforts have met staunch resistance from the state. “I was hopeful that we could reach an agreement that would respect the rights of babies born in this state, but New Jersey still refuses to ask parents for consent to keep baby blood after the initial screening is done. New Jersey also refuses to recognize any wrongdoing in keeping baby blood and continues to deny parents the right to decide what’s in the best interest of their own children. I’m committed to continuing this lawsuit, so all babies born in this state can be safe from this government overreach,” said Hannah Lovaglio, one of the parents involved in the lawsuit. The plaintiffs have requested the court set a deadline of June 25 for the state to respond to their complaint, a timeline to which state attorneys reportedly did not object. “New Jersey had the opportunity to fix this problem without litigation. Instead, they’ve continued to operate under the flawed belief that these baby blood samples belong to the state, not the children from whom they’re taken,” stated IJ Attorney Christie Hebert. Other states have faced similar legal challenges over retention of baby blood samples New Jersey is not the only state grappling with legal challenges over the retention of baby blood samples. But unlike New Jersey, other states have agreed to destroy millions of retained blood samples from newborn screening. For instance, in 2009, the Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS) announced the destruction of more than 5.3 million blood samples taken without parental consent from babies and stored indefinitely for scientific research after settling a federal lawsuit filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project. In Minnesota, the state’s Department of Health had done the same in 2014 following a settlement with 21 families that resulted in about 1.1 million archived dried blood spot cards and newborn screening test results from its archives being disposed of. Similarly, the state of Michigan agreed to destroy more than three million dried blood spots taken from babies and kept in storage after a partial settlement in the then-ongoing lawsuit over consent and privacy in the digital age. Visit PoliceState.news for more stories about questionable methods used in police investigations. Watch this video about police grabbing people’s DNA at checkpoints. This video is from the channel High Impact Flix And More on Brighteon.com. More related stories: Scientists seek to collect a ‘blood database’ of all U.S. newborns for ‘research’ purposes. Texas ordered to destroy five million blood samples illegally taken from babies without consent. Newborn screening can cause unnecessary parental stress. Explosive report: 98% of newborn babies are genetically screened. Sources include: Blacklistednews.com NewJerseyMonitor.com DallasNews.com MPRNews.org MichiganLive.com Brighteon.com

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COLD-BLOODED MURDER: Palestinian civilians were shot execution-style during Gaza hostage rescue operation

COLD-BLOODED MURDER: Palestinian civilians were shot execution-style during Gaza hostage rescue operation According to Palestinian witnesses, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deliberately shot civilians in their homes “execution-style” while conducting a military operation in Gaza to allegedly rescue hostages held by Hamas. The Israeli forces also haphazardly bombed other noncombatants from the air, leaving the Nuseirat refugee camp in shambles and with many casualties. Yedioth Ahronoth, an Israeli newspaper, claimed that the tragic June 8 IDF operation in Nuseirat was almost perfectly executed “in broad daylight.” The report also sang praises for the Israeli troops’ “precise intelligence, meticulous planning and execution and quick and professional action” that guaranteed the success of the operation and the rescue of four hostages. However, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med HRM), a Geneva-based independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of human rights, reported that several Palestinian civilians were executed in their homes and on the street as the bloody IDF operation began. Rami Abdu, Chairman of the Euro-Med HRM, said that based on preliminary testimonies, Israeli troops used a ladder to enter the home of Dr. Ahmed Al-Jamal. They then promptly executed Fatima al-Jamal, 36, when they saw her on the staircase. Next, the Israeli troops executed her husband, Abdullah al-Jamal, 36, and his father Ahmed, 74. The soldiers also shot Ahmed’s daughter Zainab, 27, who sustained serious injuries. Reports revealed that this was the house where Noa Argamani, 26, an Israeli conscript and captive, was being held. (Related: Israel’s invasion of Rafah risks new MASSACRE, Jordan’s King Abdullah II warns Biden.) We are building the infrastructure of human freedom and empowering people to be informed, healthy and aware. Explore our decentralized, peer-to-peer, uncensorable Brighteon.io free speech platform here. Learn about our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Every purchase at HealthRangerStore.com helps fund our efforts to build and share more tools for empowering humanity with knowledge and abundance. Abdu also said Israeli troops shot Muhammad Salhiya in the head while he was sitting on a chair and reading the Quran in his home in the refugee camp. He added that Euro-Med HRM had originally documented field executions and killings in at least seven homes during the operation in Nuseirat. “In this world, the blood of a white westerner is equivalent to the lives of thousands of innocent non-westerners,” said Abdu. He also highlighted that Western and Israeli press focused on the fate of the four rescued Israeli captives rather than the dozens of innocent civilians killed. The three other rescued captives, who were called “the diamonds” by the IDF, were Almog Meir Jan, 21, Argamani, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40. While people cheered throughout Israel as the hostages were reunited with their loved ones, the families in Gaza mourned. According to reports from health officials, around 274 people were killed during the IDF raid, including dozens of children. The recent attack has forced two populations to deal with the ongoing Israel-Palestine war, which has now reached its ninth month. According to health officials, the latest death toll has topped 37,000, with more than 100 hostages still being held in Gaza. Palestinian witnesses say Israeli troops “indiscriminately bombed” the Nuseirat refugee camp Euro-Med HRM has compiled a preliminary list of the identified Palestinian victims in the June 8 Nuseirat massacre, which was conducted by the IDF in under one hour. At a press conference, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, an Israeli army spokesman, claimed that the operation began at 11 a.m. and “was a high-risk, complex mission based on precise intelligence conducted in daylight in two separate buildings deep inside Gaza.” His comments led some to believe that Israeli forces only bombed the Nuseirat camp and killed hundreds of civilians to clear the way so the IDF and the hostages could escape. According to Palestinian witnesses, Israeli forces bombed the Nuseirat refugee camp in several locations before they heard any fighting break out. Their reports suggest that the bombing was conducted to create chaos and prepare the way for the beginning of the rescue operation. According to a woman from Nuseirat, the attack began sometime around 10:30 a.m. The refugee camp was bombed by different types of aircraft while “drones fired at anyone moving.” Comparing the bombing to “the Day of Judgment,” the woman said she saw people around her “torn apart,” with their limbs “scattered everywhere.” She added that the IDF “truly annihilated” the people in the Nuseirat refugee camp. The woman was also surprised as bullets rained down on her and the others at the refugee camp, with flames spreading around them. She also described how she gathered the remains of her dead son’s body, which was torn to shreds by the devastating attacks. Meanwhile, a Palestinian man said Israeli special forces who were disguised as civilians infiltrated the Nuseirat refugee camp in a car and a large truck used for delivering humanitarian aid. He added that the Israeli forces riding the truck were “carrying clothes and cooking pans.” When the driver in the car put a mask on, people gathered around. Next, the masked driver reversed the vehicle and drove it next to the truck. People then started saying that the people in the car and the truck were Israeli special forces. The attack took place while civilians were standing in the street, and the man added that “nobody knew what was going on.” In a statement, the United Nations said the IDF attack was “heinous,” adding that Israeli troops “entered Nuseirat disguised as displaced persons and aid workers in a humanitarian truck.” “These tactics put aid workers and the delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid at even greater risk and expose an unprecedented level of savagery in Israeli military actions,” continued the statement. Visit IsraelCollapse.com for more stories about the Israel-Palestine war. Watch this clip of body cam footage from the IDF’s surprise attack at the Nuseirat refugee camp. This video is from the CreeperStatus channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: U.S. official claims Iran did not issue a warning before its attack on Israel – but Tehran actually did, and the mainstream media reported it. Israel captures Rafah crossing, leaving 27 people dead and cutting vital lifeline of Palestinians. CENSORSHIP: Israeli government orders SHUTDOWN

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Malaysia declares intention to join BRICS

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has announced that his country will apply for membership in BRICS. The 77-year-old leader disclosed the decision in an interview with the Chinese outlet Guancha. “We have made our policy clear and decided to proceed. We will start the formal process soon,” Anwar stated. “We are waiting for the final result and feedback from the South African government.” (Related: More than 40 additional countries want to join BRICS in 2024; 97 countries to participate in BRICS 2024 Games hosted by Putin.) Anwar mentioned that he also discussed the matter in a recent meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. BRICS was established in 2006 by Brazil, Russia, India and China, with South Africa joining in 2011. In January, BRICS admitted Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but retained its original name. Malaysia’s potential membership holds strategic importance due to the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s key shipping lanes, situated between Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Anwar emphasized Malaysia’s relief at the rise of BRICS and China, providing “a glimmer of hope” for global checks and balances in a non-unipolar world. He criticized the West for attempting to “control the discourse” globally, asserting that independent countries should be free to express themselves without colonial-era constraints. Other countries also interested to join BRICS Russian Ambassador to China Igor Morgulov earlier noted that about 30 countries have expressed interest in joining BRICS. Three other nations in the Asian region – Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam – have already shown interest in the group. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Speak freely without censorship at the new decentralized, blockchain-power Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. The 2024 BRICS Summit is scheduled for October in Kazan, Russia, with Moscow presiding over the organization since January. BRICS holds an annual summit to set priorities and make decisions, with the presidency rotating among member countries each year. The expanded group’s name has yet to be officially announced, but it may be referred to as BRICS+. The expanded BRICS now includes major global powers such as China and Russia, alongside influential countries like South Africa and Brazil. With a combined population of approximately 3.5 billion people—45 percent of the world’s total—and an economic output exceeding $28.5 trillion (about 28 percent of the global economy), BRICS wields substantial influence. The inclusion of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE means BRICS countries now produce about 44 percent of the world’s crude oil. Despite their significant economic presence, BRICS countries argue that Western nations dominate key global institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, which provide loans to governments. The group advocates for “greater voice and representation” for emerging economies. In 2014, BRICS established the New Development Bank to finance infrastructure projects. By the end of 2022, the bank had funded nearly $32 billion in projects, including roads, bridges, railways, and water supply systems. According to professor Padraig Carmody from Trinity College Dublin, China views BRICS as a platform to expand its influence, particularly in Africa, aiming to be the leading voice for the global south. Conversely, Russia sees BRICS as part of its strategy to counter the West and mitigate the impact of sanctions imposed after it invaded Ukraine. Creon Butler of Chatham House suggests that Iran’s inclusion might intensify the group’s anti-Western stance. There have been discussions about creating a BRICS currency to reduce reliance on the US dollar for international trade. However, this idea was not addressed at the 2023 summit due to the impracticality of a common currency among BRICS nations with diverse economies. Carmody speculates that in the future, BRICS might consider developing a new currency for international trade payments or a cryptocurrency for the same purpose. Watch this video discussing why BRICS is one step closer to wiping out the U.S. dollar. This video is from the What is happening channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: Thailand announces intention to join BRICS, accelerating dollar’s demise. Russia and China now conducting 90% of financial settlement transactions in national currencies – once the new BRICS currency arrives, it’s GAME OVER for the U.S. dollar. Turkey signals desire to join BRICS and abandon EU membership dreams. Sources include: RT.com BBC.com Brighteon.com

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British cardiologist: There could be 50,000 people in the U.K. with MYOCARDITIS due to COVID-19 vaccines

British cardiologist: There could be 50,000 people in the U.K. with MYOCARDITIS due to COVID-19 vaccines A British cardiologist estimates that as many as 50,000 people in the U.K. developed myocarditis – heart muscle inflammation – after being injected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. “There’s data suggesting that 95 percent of cases are not reported,” Dr. Dean Patterson told the U.K. People’s Vaccine Inquiry (PVI). “When you correct this level of under-reporting, there could be 25,000 to 40,000 people with myocardits from the COVID-19 vaccines in the United Kingdom. If you correct using my data, it could be 50,000.” The PVI was launched on June 10 by a group of medical experts “fed up by the [British] government kicking the issues around the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ into the long grass.” According to healthcare entrepreneur Jonathan Engler, a prime mover of the group, the U.K. PVI is “loosely modeled on the Canadian version” of the endeavor. He also recommended the submission made by Doctors for Patients U.K. (DfPUK) to the formal U.K. COVID-19 Inquiry, which was established and remains funded by the British government. Downing Street set up the inquiry to examine the U.K.’s response to and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to supposedly learning lessons for the future. (Related: Pirola: New “highly mutated” COVID-19 strain discovered in the U.K.) DfPUK’s submitted its statement to the government inquiry “as part of a moral and public duty to address several concerns, among them the risks associated with COVID-19 ‘vaccines.’” The group said its submission aligns with the General Medical Council’s mandates requiring doctors to act when patient safety is at risk. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Use our decentralized, blockchain-based, uncensorable free speech platform at Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. DfPUK particularly pointed to the numerous adverse reaction reports submitted to the Yellow Card Scheme – the British equivalent of the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). According to the group, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – the U.K. counterpart of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – has not yet addressed these reports. Attempt to hide important evidence discovered Established in September 2022, DfPUK was formed by a group of doctors alarmed by the disregard of medical ethics. It serves as a platform for sharing and voicing concerns and discussing critical health issues, which have been appropriated by global interests. British doctors are likewise invited to join DfPUK to share their knowledge, clinical experience and concerns in a professional and friendly setting. The group openly discusses and debates important topics, however controversial, without fear of censure or censorship. Because the risks of mRNA and other COVID-19 injections outweigh their benefits, DfPUK has also launched The Hope Accord, a petition that calls for an immediate halt and re-evaluation of these products. Meanwhile, the PVI brings together several expert group who were invited to give evidence to the government-run COVID-19 Public Inquiry. The inquiry’s module four, which touches on vaccines, has been concerningly postponed until 2025 with the reasons for doing so unclear. Moreover, it was announced that the Inquiry would not consider the efficacy or all the safety issues of the COVID-19 vaccines. The professionals who took part in the PVI believe it is in the public interest to facilitate access to expert opinion and relevant clinical observations. There has been a huge failure of public health over the past few years, alongside a complete departure from previously accepted medical ethics. Visit VaccineDamage.news for similar stories. Watch Dr. Naomi Wolf discussing the horrific revelations about Pfizer “vaccine” trials at the U.K.’s Royal Courts of Justice below. This video is from the Greekinsider channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: Excess deaths in the U.K. are due to COVID vaccine-induced circulatory issues, NOT COVID-19. Excess deaths among patients in elderly care homes skyrocketed following COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Study shows COVID-19 injections have so far caused a staggering 17 MILLION deaths. COVID-19 vaccine data administrator reveals deaths related to bad batch of Pfizer shots. VAERS data: 72% of all reported VACCINE DEATHS are attributed to COVID-19 injections. Sources include: ExposeNews.com Brighteon.com

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Seattle PD to hire ILLEGALS with DACA status as cops

Seattle has decided to hire illegals, particularly recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, to solve the staffing issue of the city’s police department. The Emerald City is joining the growing list of left-wing areas that are seeing severe shortages of law enforcement officers. Because of this, the Seattle Police Department (Seattle PD) has utilized a law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee that permits DACA recipients to become police officers. The law also allows them to apply to become city firefighters, fish and wildlife officers and deputies of county sheriffs. According to officials, the Evergreen State is home to more than 14,000 DACA recipients, who received relief from deportation and the ability to legally work under the 2012 federal program. To qualify, DACA participants must have come to the U.S. before their 16th birthday and lack legal authorization to live in the U.S., plus pass a rigorous criminal background check. In April, Jason Rantz of KTTH 770 reported that staffing on the Seattle PD is at levels not seen in 67 years. The police department said in an email that as of Dec. 31, 2023, the department only had 424 active-duty police officers. A human resources document obtained by Rantz further hammered the problem – of the 424 officers, 66 were eligible for retirement and 84 were over the age of 50. (Related: Seattle mayor demands FEWER WHITE MEN in city’s police department, leaked memo reveals.) Meanwhile, a member of the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild told Law Enforcement Today that the anti-police mindset of the city administration has prompted officers to leave the Seattle PD in droves. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Use our decentralized, blockchain-based, uncensorable free speech platform at Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. While the exodus was exacerbated due to the anti-police sentiments embodied by left-wing city leaders during the George Floyd riots, it had actually started the year before, when the city passed an accountability ordinance targeting cops. Among the “highlights” of that ordinance was giving leftist activists subpoena power while removing arbitration rights away from police officers. DACA police officers now allowed to carry firearms In February, former Seattle PD Chief Adrian Diaz – who was still in the position at the time – told a Seattle City Council Committee that staffing at the department dropped. From more than 1,400 sworn officers in 2017, this fell to fewer than 1,050 last year. Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins also told the committee that his department has 120 open firefighting jobs. One issue facing DACA recipients becoming police officers is that they are in the country illegally. This means they aren’t generally permitted to carry a firearm. However, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under President Joe Biden has ruled otherwise. “It is ATF’s position that DACA recipients can possess duty firearms and … ammunition as part of their official law enforcement officer duties,” according to the Police Executive Research Forum. The ATF argues that if a bona fide citizen officer is required to possess a firearm at all times, whether on- or off-duty, it is legal for DACA recipients to possess firearms in either capacity. However, if the police department they work for does not have such a requirement, DACA recipients are only able to possess firearms while on duty and must turn it in at the end of each shift. California and Colorado have already passed laws opening up law enforcement jobs to DACA recipients. Similar measures have been introduced in New Jersey and Virginia. In one example, the Los Angeles Police Department modified its department policy so that DACA recipients can possess their firearms while on duty. Under the same policy, DACA recipients’ off-duty hours are now considered part of the “performance of their official duties.” Head over to Migrants.news for more stories like this. Watch Breanna Morello and John Zadrozny talking about a poll that found 62 percent of Americans backing the deportation of illegals. This video is from the MyPodcastDropped2320 channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis ENDS SQUATTER RIGHTS so police can remove illegal immigrants from rightful owners’ homes. MOBS of Chinese illegal immigrants SWARM California border. New York City provides prepaid debit cards to illegal immigrants. NYC Mayor Eric Adams warns illegal immigrants will DESTROY the city. ICE data: Illegal immigrants have less than 5% chance of getting deported under current Biden administration policies. Sources include: LawEnforcementToday.com Brighteon.com

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WHO accuses Israel of inflicting ACUTE MALNUTRITION on more than 8,000 Palestinian children under 5 years old

WHO accuses Israel of inflicting ACUTE MALNUTRITION on more than 8,000 Palestinian children under 5 years old The World Health Organization (WHO) recently revealed that the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip has led to severe malnutrition among over 8,000 children under the age of five. During a press briefing held in Geneva on June 12, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that among the 8,000 children under the age of five, identified and provided treatment for acute malnutrition, 1,600 were diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition also known as severe wasting – the most lethal form of malnutrition. Tedros explained that a large portion of the Gaza Strip population is currently facing a catastrophic level of food shortages and near-famine conditions despite an increase in food deliveries. “A significant proportion of Gaza’s population is now facing catastrophic hunger and famine-like conditions. Despite reports of increased delivery of food, there is currently no evidence that those who need it most are receiving sufficient quantity and quality of food,” Tedros said. The WHO and its partners have been working to enhance nutrition services within the besieged territory. However, Tedros expressed grave concern over the limited operational capacity in Gaza due to ongoing insecurity and access issues. Currently, only two out of three stabilization centers for severely malnourished children are functional and the plans for opening of new centers have been delayed due to ongoing military operations. (Related: UN probe finds Israel GUILTY of crimes against humanity in Gaza.) “Our inability to provide health services safely, combined with the lack of clean water and sanitation, significantly increases the risk of malnourished children,” he warned. “There have already been 32 deaths attributed to malnutrition, including 28 among children under five years old.” Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Speak freely without censorship at the new decentralized, blockchain-power Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. UNICEF: Almost 3,000 malnourished children at risk of “dying before their families’ eyes” Aside from the WHO report, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) also disclosed similar data about the alarming cases of malnutrition and famine in Gaza. According to the official website of UNICEF, almost 3,000 children have been cut off from treatment for moderate and severe acute malnutrition due to limited access to food and treatment in southern Gaza. These children are at risk of “dying before their families’ eyes” as harrowing violence and displacement continue to impact access to healthcare facilities and services in the area. “Horrific images continue to emerge from Gaza of children dying before their families’ eyes due to the continued lack of food, nutrition supplies and the destruction of healthcare services,” said UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Adele Khodr. “Unless treatment can be quickly resumed for these 3,000 children, they are at immediate and serious risk of becoming critically ill, acquiring life-threatening complications and joining the growing list of boys and girls who have been killed by this senseless, man-made deprivation,” Khodr added. In line with this, UNICEF reveals that acute malnutrition treatment for children typically takes six to eight weeks of uninterrupted care with special therapeutic food, safe water and other medical support. These children are even more at risk of catching diseases and other health issues due to limited access to safe water, sewage overflow, infrastructure damage and a lack of hygiene items. But sadly, these alarming cases of malnutrition in Gaza come amid the collapse of malnutrition treatment services. “Our warnings of mounting child deaths from a preventable combination of malnutrition, dehydration and disease should have mobilized immediate action to save children’s lives, and yet, this devastation continues,” Khodr said. “With hospitals destroyed, treatments stopped and supplies scant, we are poising for more child suffering and deaths.” But then, Khodr also disclosed that, if only access would permit, UNICEF could provide enough malnutrition treatment services to those children. “UNICEF has more nutrition supplies prepositioned to arrive in the Gaza Strip, if access allows,” said Khodr. “United Nations agencies are seeking assurances that humanitarian operations can safely collect and distribute aid to children and their families without interruption. We need better operating conditions on the ground, with more safety and less restrictions. But ultimately, it is a ceasefire that children need most.” Follow IsraelCollapse.com for more news about the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Watch Robert Inlakesh explaining the UN’s decision to add Israel to the blacklist of countries harming children below. This video is from the CreeperStatus channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: U.S. support helped Israel carry out deadly Nuseirat massacre during hostage rescue operation. New report details Israel’s systematic sexual abuse and torture of Palestinians. Israeli strike on UN school in central Gaza kills at least 40 people, most of them children. South Africa denounces Israel’s hostage rescue operation at Nuseirat Refugee Camp that killed hundreds of Palestinian civilians. UN experts call for investigation into Israeli human rights violations against Palestinian women and girls. Sources include: TheCradle.co Bermana.com Barrons.com UNICEF.org Brighteon.com

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Is Your Prescription Drug Giving You Diabetes?

In the quest to manage and mitigate various health conditions, the medical community often relies on potent pharmaceuticals like steroids, antipsychotics, statins, diuretics, and beta blockers. These drugs, while providing critical therapeutic benefits, also carry a lesser-known risk: the induction of Type 2 diabetes. As the incidence of diabetes continues to rise globally, understanding the connection between these commonly prescribed medications and the onset of diabetes is paramount. These drugs can alter metabolic processes, leading to insulin resistance and heightened blood sugar levels, often culminating in a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. That said, it is also essential to recognize that medications are not the sole contributors to the development of diabetes. Four primary non-pharmaceutical factors also play a significant role in its induction: excessive intake of linoleic acid, estrogen dominance, exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and the resultant endotoxin production in your gut. Each of these elements can disrupt your body’s metabolic balance and insulin regulation, paving the way for diabetes. The Serious Fallout From Corticosteroid Use High-dose corticosteroids are a common medical intervention. The most common and worst way to treat arthritis, steroids work by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals. First synthesized in the 1930s, by the 1950s they were commonly used for to joint pain.1 Steroids have been recommended for the treatment of autoimmune disorders since the early 1980s, as a method of stopping the inflammation.2 Unfortunately, the harmful side effects of steroids are impossible to miss. Many of the most damaging and toxic effects of steroids had been by identified by 1960s, with elaborate protocols of lowering steroid dosages and withdrawing were developed to minimize the damage.3 But there is no hiding the dramatic impact these drugs can have after even short-term use. Notable effects of corticosteroids include osteoporosis, cataracts and hyperglycemia. Studies have shown they are no better than a placebo for knee pain while doubling cartilage loss.4 The immune suppressing abilities of steroids which led to them being used to treat autoimmune diseases in the first place also leaves patients vulnerable to sepsis and infection.5 Fluid buildup, behavioral changes, weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness and increased risk of infection from common virus and bacteria are other common issues associated with medical steroid use.6 Steroid Induced Diabetes With such an extensive list of potential health problems resulting from corticosteroid use, steroid induced high blood sugar and diabetes might be the most pervasive and common issue. In a hospital setting, more than half of patients receiving high-dose steroids develop hyperglycemia and a full 86% encounter at least one episode.7 Diabetes is an insulin resistance disease that results in high blood sugar. Your pancreas produces insulin, which is the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.8 Corticosteroids induce diabetes by making your liver more resistant to insulin. So, even if your pancreas is producing sufficient insulin, your liver continues to produce glucose. Steroids are a significant cause of post-meal hyperglycemia and insulin therapy coincident with meals is the typical treatment.9 Globally, oral corticosteroids are linked to 2% of new cases of diabetes.10 One of the most alarming aspects of steroid induced diabetes is how quickly it occurs. Blood glucose levels have been shown to spike the day after steroid injections for musculoskeletal pain.11 Steroid induced diabetes is not always permanent, but it’s a possibility if you are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.12 Antipsychotic Agents A healthy lifestyle that reduces the toll of aging is the best approach to avoiding corticosteroids, the use of which makes hyperglycemia almost unavoidable. Commonly prescribed second-generation antipsychotic drugs are also associated with diabetes. Clozapine-induced prediabetes and diabetes was found in 76.52% of patients in one study, with the addition of metformin failing check progress to diabetes in 47% of the prediabetes patients.13 A Danish cohort study found second generation antipsychotics increased the risk of developing diabetes by 32%, with the risk being 24% higher still with risperidone.14 It occurs at an alarming pace, generally within six months of initiation.15 Weight gain and new onset diabetes are serious drawbacks to second-generation antipsychotics. Forty percent of patients taking olanzapine encountered significant weight gain but researchers did not find the weight gain to be associated with diabetes. This failure to understand the underlying metabolic disturbances shifts the emphasis for treatment. Behavioral treatments and additional medications only have had limited clinical success in reversing these adverse effects.16 Diabetes From Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Heart Medications Statins are among the most commonly prescribed drugs. Their popularity is driven more by drug industry profit than need, as millions at low risk for cardiovascular disease are prescribed this class of drug. The statin empire has been built on sales techniques and changing cholesterol guidelines. Lipitor, made by VIATRIS, has been prescribed to over 29 million patients.17 Statins double diabetes rates and if taken for more than three years can triple your risk. They are a clumsy tool and work by blocking an enzyme in the liver that your body uses to make cholesterol. This sounds simple enough, except your body is complex and changing one factor can cause unintended or adverse events. Rather than adopting lifestyle strategies to improve health holistically, the conventional solution to the diabetes and statin link is yet another drug. Glyburide is an oral diabetes medicine with its own list of adverse effects. These include liver damage, nausea, heartburn, blurred vision, muscle and joint pain.18 A journalist at Diabetes.co.uk pointed out how strange this statin-glyburide prescription chain is, stating, “As glyburide stimulates insulin production, using a Type 2 diabetes drug to prevent Type 2 diabetes seems a peculiar treatment.”19 Thiazide diuretics, another popular class of drug used to treat hypertension, also have a deserved association with new onset diabetes. Thiazide diuretics decrease sodium reabsorption and increase urine flow, literally draining and reducing the intercellular and plasma volume from cells.20 Analysis has shown that patients receiving this class of drug have higher risk of impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes.21 Protecting cardiovascular health is also the purpose of beta blockers. They are prescribed

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