31 October 2020

Is Netanyahu Failing Israel and the Israelis?

And worse than that, colluding with the WHO, CDC, and NIAID in prolonging the despair, depression, and economic collapse of Israel’s economy?

By all recent data and conclusions having been reached over these past many months, the medical and scientific bodies have had plenty of time to assess procedures, create treatment modalities using already known substances to catch this virus EARLY and save lives. What they haven’t addressed properly is the fact that lockdowns only prolong (making it dormant) the existence of the virus among the people. (It will surface again after) This is being done to crash the economy and force a vaccine on the citizens. 

It is becoming more and more evident that Netanyahu is NOT doing what is best for Israel and the Jews. He is doing the opposite at the behest of the international organizations  mentioned above. Their aim is toward the organized control of all nations and their peoples, and Netanyahu is a willing partner in their plans. 

The PROTESTORS are right but for the wrong reason.


This is the BEST video of information so far to date and explains what viruses are and aren’t.

30 October 2020

Reb Neuberger – Parshshas Lech Lecha – Courage

 THE COURAGE OF NOACH AND AVRAHAM AVINU

By Roy S. Neuberger

 

I find it difficult to take a stand in front of people who disagree with me.

 

Chazal tell us that a shy person will not learn (Avos 2:6). In other words, if I am going to look ignorant by asking a question, I will not ask. The yetzer hara tries tells us we have to protect our reputation. After all, “I might embarrass myself!”

 

Why are we afraid to be different?

 

My father used to say, “Don’t have a sheep mentality!”

 

Well, Am Yisroel, let’s face it. We are different!

 

We are “Am levadad yishkon … a nation alone.” We need to ask Hashem for strength to be ourselves. We cannot afford to be afraid. If we are afraid, then we will, G-d forbid, cease to exist, because we are by nature different from every other nation!

 

For example, Hashem “did not give [Shabbos] to the nations of the lands, nor did You make it the inheritance … of idol worshippers…. In its contentment the uncircumcised shall not abide.” (Shabbos Shemoneh Esreh)

 

Dovid Ha Melech teaches us about fear of others when he says, “Hashem is with me. I have no fear. How can man affect me?” (Psalm 118)

 

But acquiring this attitude takes work.

 

This week and last week, the Torah has presented us with monumental heroes who were not afraid to serve Hashem, even in the face of worldwide ridicule. I hope that we can appreciate the courage of Noach and Avraham Avinu. The world has literally survived because they summoned up the strength to follow derech Hashem, even when they were entirely alone.

 

Noach was physically threatened. According to the Midrash, Hashem sent lions to protect him as he was building the Ark, because the rest of the world wanted to kill him.

 

Avraham Avinu’s own father tried to kill him! He was called “Avraham ha Ivri,” meaning that he was on one side and the rest of the world was on the other side. Contemporary politicians consult the polls to see which position is popular, but Noach and Avraham Avinu consulted only the Ribono shel Olam, the Ruler of the Universe.

 

My friends, it is appropriate to contemplate the depth of their courage. They saved our physical world and our spiritual world. We would not exist today if they had not been willing to abandon their egos and listen to the voice of Hashem.

 

Today’s world resembles the world in which these great men lived.

 

Today, there is a worldwide war against Moshiach, which means a war against G-d and His Torah. And who represents G-d and His Torah in this world? We do! The Children of Israel, which means that there is a worldwide war against us.

 

“Yaakov was left alone and a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.” (Beraishis 32:25) The epic battle between the Jew and the rest of the world will continue until “the break of dawn,” the moment Moshiach arrives. Now the battle is heating up, as the dawn draws closer. The nations of the world sense the coming of the Great Redemption and they are making a final supreme effort to wipe out sanctity from the world.

 

The picture is so clear. For people who desire to follow their physical desires, to live for their appetites, there cannot be rules. The last thing they want is to understand that there is a Ruler who says, “Do not kill … Do not steal … live with sanctity … understand that your soul is eternal.”

 

We, the Jewish People, are the messengers who bring these words to the world, and that is why they hate us. The voice of the crowd is so loud that it reaches the heavens. This is why King David reassures us: “When the wicked bloom like grass and all the doers of evil flourish, it is to destroy them until eternity.” (Psalm 92)

 

Hashem is watching every move. He is unseen, but we are seen. “The voice of My Beloved. Behold, he is coming, skipping over the mountains, jumping over the hills…. I thought that I would be alone forever, but behold! He was standing behind our wall, observing through the windows, peering through the lattices.” (Shir ha Shirim, 2:8-9)

 

We await the man with the courage of Noach, the courage of Avraham Avinu.

 

May we greet Moshiach the Son of Dovid soon in our days!

 

Roy Neuberger’s latest book,

HOLD ON: Surviving the Days Before Moshiach

Available at Jewish bookstores and online at

https://mosaicapress.com/product/hold-on and Amazon.com.

“Hold On” has now been released in Hebrew in Israel

as “Tachzik Chazak” (Feldheim Publishers)

Roy and his wife speak publicly and via Zoom

Website: www.2020vision.co.il.

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© Copyright 2020 by Roy S. Neuberger


Rabbi Kahana: Parshat Lech Lecha – Inseparable Bond

BS”D Parashat Lech Lecha 5781

Rabbi Nachman Kahana

 

The Inseparable Bond between Avraham & Sarah, and Kayin & Hevel

 

We meet our illustrious grandparents Avraham and Sarah in the last verses of parashat Noach, but there is no information regarding what made them the chosen human beings of HaShem and progenitors of HaShem’s chosen nation – Am YIsrael. In actuality, the story of Avraham and Sarah is inseparably bound to the episode of Kayin and Hevel, even though they are not mentioned by name as follows…

 

Fratricide

In Parashat Bereishiet, the Torah relates that Kayin was a farmer and his brother Hevel a shepherd. Kayin initiated an offering to HaShem, consisting – according to Rashi – of poor-quality vegetables, while Hevel brought “the best of his flock” (Bereishiet 4:4). When HaShem preferred Hevel’s gift, Kayin grew angry to such a degree that HaShem had to warn him to put aside his frustrations lest he sin. At that point, Kayin murdered Hevel.


The Midrash reveals that Kayin and Hevel were fraternal twins. In Kayin’s amniotic sac there was a twin sister, and in Hevel’s there were two twin sisters. In the course of time, Kayin married his twin sister and Hevel married one of his own twin sisters. Kayin demanded Hevel’s second twin sister; and when Hevel refused, Kayin murdered him.


HaShem asked Kayin: “Where is your brother Hevel?” (v. 9) and Kayin responded, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (v. 9).


The Midrash teaches that Kayin repented, and HaShem meted out just half of the punishment he would have received as a murderer.  Kayin would forever be a wanderer, incapable of settling permanently in one place (v. 12).


Each stage of the story is puzzling:

  1. The name “Kayin” is derived from the word kinyan (acquire), a halachic-legal concept through which Chava expressed her gratitude to HaShem for presenting her with a child. By contrast, “Hevel” is a derogatory name meaning nothingness. King Shlomo in Kohelet describes the worthlessness of man’s deeds using the expression, “Utter futility! [hevel havalim], all is futile” (1:2). Why did Hevel’s parents give him such a name?
  2. Why did the Torah inform us that Kayin was a farmer and Hevel a shepherd?
  3. Kayin offered poor-quality vegetables. Is that the sort of gift one brings to the Creator of the Universe? Why was Kayin dejected when HaShem preferred Hevel’s excellent offering?
  4. Would Kayin really have killed his brother over which sister to marry?
  5. In response to HaShem’s question, “Where is your brother Hevel?”, Kayin responded disrespectfully, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Is that how one responds to the Master of the Universe?
  6. Why did HaShem only punish Kayin for half of his crime? If the murder was justified, he should have been totally acquitted. If not, what room was there for forgiveness at all?
  7. How was the punishment of “restless wandering” appropriate to the crime of fratricide?

 

I suggest:


Rabbi Eliezer in Tractate Chagiga 12a says that before Adam sinned, he reached “from heaven to earth”, reflecting the spiritual bond that linked him to the celestial realm. Following his sin, HaShem placed His hand, so to speak, on Adam and made him smaller, as it says in Tehillim 139:5: “… You placed Your hand upon me.”


Kayin and Hevel differed on a fundamental issue: Just how much did HaShem diminish Adam and Chava, and after them all mankind?


Kayin argued that although mankind was no longer what it had been prior to the original sin of Adam and Chava, humans were still connected spiritually to HaShem – sort of angels with shortcomings.


Hevel argued that HaShem had cut Man off totally from the spiritual realm and, from that time on, relegating the human race to just one more rung on the Darwinian ladder of all biological creatures to survive according to the “laws of the jungle”. Man, though more sophisticated, more talented and more conniving but essentially no different from any other animal.  Man became a sort of highly developed monkey.


The main characteristic of an enlightened society is its ability to enact and enforce just and moral laws. In contrast, the “animal kingdom” lives according to the “law of the jungle” – the survival of the fittest.


The older brother gave expression to his belief in man’s spirituality by adopting the name “Kayin”, connoting legal purchase and ownership. His brother preferred the name “Hevel” (nothingness), which expressed his worldview that humans are no longer connected to the spiritual universe but are just another type of animal that exists according to the law of the jungle. Hevel believed that when all was said and done, values and ethics would be forever meaningless.


In accordance with their outlooks, Kayin chose to be a farmer and Hevel a shepherd. Kayin plowed, sowed, harvested, ground and kneaded to make dough, baked bread and enjoyed his involvement in the unfinished world that he had received from HaShem. Had he the ability, he would have built jets and established institutions of higher learning for the study of chemistry and physics. He was HaShem’s full partner in developing and refining the world.


Hevel, the shepherd, accepted the natural world as it was. He would go out each morning with his flocks and return with them in the evening, seeing himself as just another of the plethora of creatures – a smarter one but devoid of a spiritual soul after his parents’ sin. He did not develop anything, and he did not improve anything. He was a fine, highly developed monkey.


Kayin brought poor-quality vegetables (Rashi) as a gift to HaShem, and Hevel brought fat, heathy animals to appease the Creator of nature. Here, as well, each brother was following his own worldview.


As a proponent of the halachic-legal approach, Kayin had no need for nice vegetables or plump animals, because any offering would be acceptable as long as the act was performed in accordance with the rules of Halacha.


Hevel viewed himself and all mankind as an eternal part of the world of nature, in which esthetics and external beauty are the defining characteristic.  Therefore, he brought the best of his flocks.


HaShem chose Hevel’s gift, signaling that Hevel’s view in the philosophical argument between the brothers was the correct one, that after the sin in the Garden of Eden, mankind was no longer the preferred creation but just another one of all the biological creatures.


Kayin refused to accept that determination, even though it came from HaShem. He was incapable of seeing himself cut off from HaShem’s holiness, and he struggled in vain to find a suitable definition for himself and for mankind – the words “Israel” and “Jew” had not yet descended to the world.


Kayin demanded the second sister born in Hevel’s placenta, but Hevel refused. Hevel argued that she belonged to him due to the natural reality of her having been born with him.


Kayin argued that she was his, due to his being the firstborn, such that halachically he deserved a double portion. Hevel rejected this claim, just as he rejected anything based on law and Halacha. Kayin rose up against his brother Hevel and murdered him.


HaShem appeared to Kayin and asked him, “Where is your brother Hevel?” Kayin responded, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The Hebrew word for “keeper” is shomer and derives from the world of Halacha (Tractate Bava Metzia), where it is commonly translated as “a legal agent”. Kayin, so to speak, was castigating HaShem by saying, “If You have really established that people are just another type of animal, operating according to the laws of the jungle, then I am no longer my brother’s keeper.”


Kayin admitted to his brother’s murder and pleaded innocent based on the following argument:  Since Hevel lived according to the laws of the jungle – not bound by the principles of justice and morality – sooner or later strong emotions would have compelled Hevel to murder Kayin. Hence, Hevel was halachically classified as a rodef, an assailant, and it was a mitzvah to kill him.


Even though HaShem accepted Kayin’s halachically-correct arguments, He ruled as follows: Had Kayin advocated using the laws of the jungle, he would be exempt. Instead, Kayin conducted himself according to the Torah, which was forbidden to him just as it is forbidden for a non-Jew to keep the Sabbath.  Therefore, he was partially exonerated of murder (fratricide), but was punished for adopting Torah approaches outside his authority.  Kayin was condemned to a life of wandering like a forest animal, for this was HaShem’s decree against the human race.


And so it was for twenty generations, until Avraham appeared on the stage of history. Out of HaShem’s love for Avraham and Sarah, the spiritual souls taken from Adam and Chava were restored in them. From that time on, their children, and children’s children forever would be privileged to a heavenly portion as had existed before the primal sin. In addition, because of Avraham and Sarah, a degree of spirituality was restored to all of mankind, albeit lower than that of Avraham and his descendants.


As a mark of this change in mankind’s elevated status brought about by Avraham, HaShem added the Hebrew letter “hei” to Avram’s name, rendering him “Avraham”, which is short for “Av Hamon Goyim” – “father of many nations,” father of mankind. Later Sarah received her full name, changed from Sarai.


Humanity today is somewhat connected to the spiritual world, having been elevated by Avraham and Sarah’s efforts above the animal world of Kayin and Hevel.


One day, when the nations realize what they owe to the descendants of Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov, they will willingly and sincerely lift up the Jewish nation to the status promised us by HaShem in this week’s parasha.


Remember the three Bs:

Be healthy, Be careful Be here, and

JLMM – Jewish lives Matter Most

 

Shabbat Shalom and have a happy and healthy winter,

Nachman Kahana

Rabbi Winston – Parshas Lech Lecha

 G–D said to Avram, "Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you. (Bereishis 12:1)


SOMETIMES WHERE YOU say something is important to what you say. “Let’s go somewhere else and discuss this,” a person might say if their surroundings do not seem appropriate for what they need to discuss. It can be the secretive nature of a message, or it can just be that the location lacks the proper ambiance for what needs to be said, like when proposing to a potential future spouse. As they say, “Location, location, location…” 


G–D clearly had something He wanted to tell Avraham, but not in Charan. Aside from the fact that prophecy usually only occurs in Eretz Yisroel and not in the Diaspora, there was also the message itself. Therefore, in order that the message could have its full impact, G–D first told Avraham to pick himself up and get to Eretz Canaan


The promises G–D that made to Avraham about Eretz Yisroel in this week’s parsha may seem only like words to us, but they are far more than that. They are part of something called “Bris Avos—Covenant of the Fathers,” and Kabbalah explains that it is based in a level of light at the very beginning of everything. And when I say “everything,” I don’t just mean physical creation. I mean everything before it as well, which is extremely primordial. 


That’s a VERY high level of Divine light, far higher than anything we can ever imagine. It is so sublime that even Kabbalah doesn’t know what it is like, except that it is the same light of G–D from which everything is made. But how do you talk about a light that is only known for what it isn’t, not what it is?


For this very reason, when G–D chose someone with whom to share some of that light, it had to at least be to the holiest person alive, and in the holiest place in the world. So after finding him, G–D sent that holy person to such a holy place, and that was Eretz Yisroel, and it remains Eretz Yisroel to this very day. 


This is why, as it says, there is no Torah like the Torah of Eretz Yisroel. Torah itself is prophecy, every last word of it. It may just seem like words on a page that even a printing press can duplicate on A4 paper. But for those words to access the realms they were designed to reach, all of the circumstances must be spiritually correct, both the “transmitter” and the “receivers.” The more sublime the level of Torah, the more this is the case.


How many people have fooled themselves into believing they have understood Torah simply because they read the words in a way that made sense to them? As the Talmud points out on the fourth verse of the Creation story, the light of Torah, which is the Ohr HaGanuz—Hidden Light, was hidden for righteous people. The Leshem clarifies that this means that only a person with the appropriate character traits can access this light and make use of it.


The amazing thing is how people can be convinced that they “got it.” They can think that they have beaten the “system.” They know that they’re not righteous as the Torah expects, but they are still convinced that somehow they have been able to make use of light reserved for the righteous! But though their error in thinking may not be clear to them now, it will be clear later on when the yetzer hara is gone and the truth becomes known to all.


Like it or not, this means that even people who try to keep the mitzvos as intended while they still live in the Diaspora will be denied an aspect of what they intend to understand. If the Talmud can call righteous people idol worshippers who live in purity only because they live in the Diaspora, how much more so can it be assumed that “Pshat” OUTSIDE the Holy Land is on a lesser level—intellectually, psychologically, emotionally—than Pshat INSIDE the Holy Land.


We also see from this week’s parsha how location is not the only factor in determining eligibility to hear G–D speak, either directly, through prophets, or through the words of Torah. As Rashi explains, the entire time Lot was part of Avraham’s entourage, Avraham was denied prophecy. But the moment they separated ways after returning from Egypt, Avraham’s prophecy returned. Who we hang around with has great impact on our spiritual success, even if we remain unaffected by them, which is not usually the case.


Not only this, but even a person’s mazel can be directly impacted by the mazel of another, especially if they unite in marriage. This can work to a person’s advantage or disadvantage. Sometimes, until a person gets married, they have only minimum success in life. After marriage though, they all of a sudden thrive, and though people think that it is merely a personality thing, in truth it has more to do with mazel


The opposite of course is true as well. Until marriage, a person may have had more success that seems to fall off once married. As people look for the shortcomings in the marriage that may have “jinxed” the person, it may have more to do with the other person’s mazel, more than anything else. In fact, the other spouse may be nice as pie and mean very well. They just happen to have bad mazel at the time, for some reason or another.


Though Judaism does believe in astrology, we don’t tend to allow ourselves to be guided by it. We certainly don’t use it to make decisions, especially life-altering ones. But that does not mean that mazel, which is really someone’s destiny, does not play a major role in the direction and success of a person.


But can’t a Jew rise above their mazel, as G–D told Avraham to do? First of all, the Leshem explains, not completely. A person can certainly mitigate their mazel—for good or for bad—but never really change it completely. But in many circumstances, that may be enough to truly alter the course of a person’s life.


Secondly, mitigating one’s mazel is not a simple thing to do. It usually requires an extraordinary act, a great one or a terrible one, to do it. That does not make it impossible. It just says that if you’re trying to improve your mazel you shouldn’t expect anything major unless you do something major. It also says that if you want to not damage your mazel, you should certainly make a point of keeping to the straight-and-narrow to the best of your ability. If that isn’t enough to encourage you to make aliyah, it should at least make you want to.


“But I can’t!”

“You CAN’T?!” my Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Noach Weinberg, zt”l, used to bark at us when he used that phrase. “You mean you WON’T! I can’t is idol worship,” he told us.


The Rosh Yeshiva meant that saying we can’t do something implies that the things we think that the things we CAN do are because of us, when in fact they are because of G–D. Just getting out of bed in the morning is an act of G–D, more so for some than others, so how do you know if you can do something or not before you try? Then you find out if G–D will let you or not.


Two concepts come into play here. One says that a person who is prevented for reasons beyond their control from doing a mitzvah or avoiding a sin is not culpable. Another not only says this, but goes one step further by saying that it is as if the person has in fact done the mitzvah! What’s the difference?


In the first case, it doesn’t mean that the person wanted to do the mitzvah or avoid the sin. They would have because they know it’s against the halachah, but somehow they got railroaded into missing the mitzvah or doing the sin. Since it was not their intention to do either, they are free of guilt. 


In the second case, the person wanted to do the mitzvah, and had really wanted to avoid the sin. Unfortunately, circumstances arose that got in their way, and they were denied their mitzvah. Their sincere desire and responsible behavior earns the mitzvah anyhow in G–D’s book, literally as if they did it.


I know people downplay the importance of living in Eretz Yisroel, although less so today than in past years. They have all kinds of reasons why they can’t, and even if some of them are truly valid, very often what they are really saying is that they won’t. They simple don’t want to regardless of whether there is a true halachah basis for their decision or not. 


It’s too bad. If they only wanted to, but didn’t because they could not for reasons beyond their control, or simply because they were afraid, they’d end up with the mitzvah anyhow. But if they don’t want to, even though they also have a good halachic reason not to, then they might not be held responsible for avoiding aliyah, but they won’t get the mitzvah either. 


“So what?” a person might think. “It’s only one mitzvah.”


Well, you only have ONE spouse, and look what comes with it: a whole life! It is amazing the difference the addition of one person can make to a person’s life and destiny. Likewise, it is amazing what moving to Eretz Yisroel can mean to one’s quality of life and future. It is one mitzvah that brings within its wake countless others. That’s one of the reasons why just living there makes one destined for the World-to-Come. The amazing thing is how such an incredible promise has been be downplayed by so many.


As G–D told Avraham, “lech lecha—go for yourself.” “I may be commanding you to go,” G–D told him, “but you really go for yourself.”




80 PERCENT CV PATIENTS VITAMIN D DEFICIENT

New Study Found 80% of COVID-19 Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient healthline

  • A new study that looked at 216 people with COVID-19 found that 80 percent didn’t have adequate levels of vitamin D in their blood.
  • The study also found that people who had both COVID-19 and lower vitamin D levels also had a higher number of inflammatory markers such as ferritin and D-dimer, which have been linked to poor COVID-19 outcomes.
  • A different study found that COVID-19 patients who had adequate vitamin D levels had a 51.5 percent lower risk of dying from the disease and a significant reduced risk for complications.
  • Medical experts theorize that maintaining adequate vitamin D levels may help lower risk or aid recovery from severe COVID-19 for some people, though more testing is needed.

Recent research Trusted Source

discovered a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and a higher risk of COVID-19. Now, another new study has found the same — noting that more than 80 percent of people with COVID-19 didn’t have adequate levels of the “sunshine vitamin” in their blood.

As part of the new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers looked at 216 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain. The scientists matched the patients to controls from another dataset.

Of all the patients, 82.2 percent were deficient in vitamin D.

In the research, men had lower vitamin D levels compared to women.

People who had COVID-19 and lower vitamin D levels also had higher inflammatory markers such as ferritin and D-dimer. Those have been linked Trusted Source

to poor COVID-19 outcomes.

People with vitamin D deficiency had a higher prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. They also had longer hospital stays for COVID-19, the study showed.

Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity are associated with low vitamin D status, said Dr. Hans Konrad Biesalski, a professor at the University of Hohenheim who has evaluated vitamin D and COVID-19.


If deficient, why would this not equate to severer symptoms?

“It looks like patients with a poor vitamin D status may have more severe COVID-19,” he told Healthline. But the new study didn’t find that relationship.

Real Natural Healthful Advice

6 Natural Ibuprofen Alternatives Backed by Clinical Research

Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2020


IBUPROFEN:  With the public's growing awareness of the deadly side effects associated with the regular use of synthetic painkillers like ibuprofen, the need for natural, evidence-based alternatives has never been greater.


People generally think that over-the-counter drugs are safer than physician-prescribed ones. Unfortunately that does not hold true for drugs like ibuprofen, consumed at a rate of billions of doses, annually, and responsible for thousands of cardiovascular disease-related deaths each year.


Did you know that Merck's blockbuster drug Vioxx caused more than 27,000 deaths and heart attacks between 1999 and 2003? In fact, it was the FDA's own drug safety researcher, David Graham, who blew the whistle on the agency in 2004 at a Congressional hearing, estimating that over 60,000 Americans died as a result of its use, and the FDA's inaction around their well-known side effects.


What does this have to do with ibuprofen? Researchers have known that ibuprofen is at least as dangerous as Vioxx for at least six years. But millions continue to take this drug, daily, without receiving adequate warning, while heart disease and cardiac mortality statistics continue to expand unabated. 


For further background on the severe and still underreported dangers of ibuprofen, consult the following articles:

You can also view our ibuprofen database which presently collates the peer-reviewed research on the link between ibuprofen use and over 30 different conditions. (read more)


Here are a 5 clinically validated, natural alternatives worth considering:

  1. Arnica: a 2007 study found that arnica, applied topically, was as effective as ibuprofen for relieving symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the wrist, and with less side effects. 
  2. Ginger: a 2009 study found that ginger was effective as ibuprofen for pain symptoms associated with difficult menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea). 
  3. Turmeric: a 2014 study found that turmeric extracts were as effective as ibuprofen for relieving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. 
  4. Thyme: 2004 study found that an extract of thyme was as effective as ibuprofen in reducing pain and spasm symptoms associated with difficult menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea). 
  5. Omega-3 fatty acids: a 2006 study found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation with fish oil helped neurosurgery patients reduce their need for medications, and experienced results consistent with previous research indicating palliative effects at least as effective as ibuprofen. 
  6. Cinnamon: a 2015 study found that cinnamon was as effective as ibuprofen for pain associated with difficult menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea).


For related research, use the GreenMedInfo databases on natural anti-inflammatories and analgesics. Consider also that ibuprofen is not the only NSAID with debilitating and even lethal side effects. Learn more about the dangers of this chemical class, including aspirin, on our NSAID database


29 October 2020

OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY

A very informative analysis from Paul Cottrell from the beginning FIRST WAVE, through the SECOND WAVE and now into the THIRD WAVE of this COVID Disease. Comments appreciated, please.

IMPORTANT VIDEO

French Virologist, Who Discovered HIV, Says Coronavirus Originated In A Lab

  

Many of us learned this already, but there may still be some that do not know.


French virologist & Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier has claimed that Coronavirus originated in a lab. Montagnier's research was based on the fact that COVID-19's genome has elements of *HIV & *Malaria germ


Preface to this next video:  
Not a Pandemic (a PCR testing epidemic) but yes a STRANGE VIRUS for some, as indicated above. And this is why *HCQ works in the early stage to eliminate the virus. 

COVID is not and 'has never been a pandemic


Sky News host Alan Jones says COVID-19 is not, and has never been, a pandemic.


“A pandemic is a disease which is prevalent over a whole country. This is not a pandemic. It was never a pandemic,” Mr Jones said. 


“So let's look briefly at the facts surrounding mortality.”


Mr Jones said in America, the percentage of the population who had died from COVID was 0.07 per cent, in Italy, 0.06 per cent, in France, 0.05 per cent, yet all of these countries had draconian lockdowns and were filled with "rampant alarmism". 


“Sweden, no draconian lockdowns, basic precautions, get on with your life. Population 10 million, deaths, much the same - 0.06 per cent,” he said.


“I have for months cited one international authority after an another who has argued that the strategy is wrong,” Mr Jones said. 


Professor Joel Kettner, from Manitoba University in Canada said, "I have seen pandemics, one every year, it is called influenza, and other respiratory illness viruses. I have never seen this reaction and I am trying  to understand why."


John Ioannidis, the Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University, said, "If we had not known about a new virus out there and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to "influenza like illness" would not seem unusual this year.


"At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average. The media coverage would have been less than for an NBA game between the two most indifferent teams,” Professor Kettner said. 


“So there you have it,” Mr Jones said. 


“We are in this economic sewer because we failed to listen to world authorities.”

28 October 2020

EXPOSE’ … Part III

'PCR Pandemic': Interview with Virus Mania's Dr Claus Köhnlein.


‘Virus Mania’ co-author Dr. Claus Köhnlein talks about everything COVID-19, reasons for excess mortality, PCR testing, HIV parallels, more.

Dr. Sam Bailey MD of New Zealand talks to ‘Virus Mania’ co-author Dr. Claus Köhnlein about everything COVID-19. Diving deep into the reasons for excess mortality, COVID-19 PCR testing, parallels with the HIV epidemic, and much more.

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Example of PCR testing:

It’s not a “test”. It’s an amplification process. It’s like saying a copy machine tests for letters and/or numbers.

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Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t

Jon Gilbert Fox for The New York Times

By Gina Kolata

Jan. 22, 2007


Dr. Brooke Herndon, an internist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, could not stop coughing. For two weeks starting in mid-April last year, she coughed, seemingly nonstop, followed by another week when she coughed sporadically, annoying, she said, everyone who worked with her.


Before long, Dr. Kathryn Kirkland, an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth, had a chilling thought: Could she be seeing the start of a whooping cough epidemic? By late April, other health care workers at the hospital were coughing, and severe, intractable coughing is a whooping cough hallmark. And if it was whooping cough, the epidemic had to be contained immediately because the disease could be deadly to babies in the hospital and could lead to pneumonia in the frail and vulnerable adult patients there.


It was the start of a bizarre episode at the medical center: the story of the epidemic that wasn’t.


For months, nearly everyone involved thought the medical center had had a huge whooping cough outbreak, with extensive ramifications. Nearly 1,000 health care workers at the hospital in Lebanon, N.H., were given a preliminary test and furloughed from work until their results were in; 142 people, including Dr. Herndon, were told they appeared to have the disease; and thousands were given antibiotics and a vaccine for protection. Hospital beds were taken out of commission, including some in intensive care.


Then, about eight months later, health care workers were dumbfounded to receive an e-mail message from the hospital administration informing them that the whole thing was a false alarm.  NYT