The top 10 most important health stories of 2019
The top 10 most important health stories of 2019 by: Isabelle Z. for Natural News
2019 saw a slew of important developments in the health and wellness sphere, and the mainstream media hasn’t always been quick to report on news that could threaten their sponsors’ financial interests. Here’s a look at the top 10 most important health stories we brought to you in 2019 that you may not have seen elsewhere.
In March, we told you about a citrus fruit called calamansi that is showing a lot of promise when it comes to treating cancer. Its high content of d-limonene gives it powerful anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. In a study, scientists found that calamansi essential oil is toxic to human breast cancer tumor cell lines, which they think is due to a synergistic effect between the d-limonene and other compounds in the fruit. The researchers believe calamansi essential oil could one day serve as an affordable way to fight cancer.
It’s no secret that smoking can cause cancer, but there are plenty of other causes that may surprise you. S.D. Wells looked at several ways that even the most health-conscious individuals could be putting their health at risk. For example, drinking fluoridated tap water, consuming processed oils, getting vaccines, eating white foods like bread and rice, and even failing to address stress could put you on a path to cancer.
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, had a dire warning for us in April when he reported on a silent pandemic that has been invading American hospitals in the form of Candida auris, a superbug fungus growing on IV lines and ventilators and passed to patients from health care workers and hospital gowns. It can kill those with a weakened immune system, and healthy people can carry and pass it without realizing it in what Adams deemed a “public health catastrophe waiting to happen.”
Some plants are extremely good at addressing one particular problem, but milk thistle is the ultimate multi-tasker. One of its most unusual and impressive benefits is the ability to help safely fight obsessive-compulsive disorder; one study found it’s just as effective as the popular treatment Fluoxetine. On top of that, it can help fight prostate cancer and hepatitis C, in addition to dealing with inflammation and rosacea. Now that’s an impressive resume!
Speaking of natural treatments that give you a lot of bang for your buck, you’ll never throw papaya seeds away after reading this report. It turns out that papaya’s health benefits don’t end at the fruit. Their seeds, if you can get past the taste, have anti-parasitic and anti-amoebic properties. They can treat cirrhosis, support kidney health, improve your digestion, and even treat food poisoning.
It’s the time of year when we’re all worried about avoiding colds and flu, and while a lot of us rightly focus on immune-boosting foods and herbs, it’s equally important to avoid immune system killers. This valuable list shows you what to look out for, with everything from antibiotics and vaccines to GMOs and fluoride. Don’t miss the warning about antibacterial detergents, body washes, toothpastes and hand sanitizers, which contain immune system and good-bacteria-destroying triclosan.
This year saw Monsanto and owner Bayer being held accountable once again for the devastation their toxic herbicide has wreaked on humanity and the environment when a California jury returned a $2 billion award for plaintiffs whose cancer was linked to Roundup exposure. It was one of the biggest jury awards in history, and Bayer looks set for potential financial ruin given that more than 13,000 similar suits are pending.
In a story that doesn’t get the attention it deserves in the mainstream media, new data from the Environmental Working Group showed alarming levels of toxic glyphosate in several popular breakfast cereals. In many cases, glyphosate is used to dry oat plants out prior to harvest and then makes its way into your breakfast bowl. Two of the biggest offenders were Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch and Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal.
In February, Tracey Watson reported that elderberries work better than vaccines at protecting against colds and the flu. It’s great news for anyone who wants to avoid the ill effects of flu medicine and won’t go anywhere near a toxic flu vaccine. Available as a tea, juice, syrup and even wine, elderberry is a potent antiviral that has been proven effective against influenzas A and B and other viruses, and it works faster than meds like Tamiflu.
One of the most disturbing news stories this year was Facebook’s deletion of the Natural News channel for no apparent reason. Although we didn’t violate any of their rules or standards, they wanted to silence us and keep people from hearing our message. It’s part of a far bigger problem of Big Tech censoring those who warn people about the dangers of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and herbicides, and it’s something you can expect to hear a lot more about in the year to come.