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Hot Off The Press # 5
Hello StrongHealth Tribe,
I like to question the mainstream health narrative because so many times it just doesn’t add up, or is biased and severely corrupted. No wonder people are confused by internet misinformation. Much of it is a charade; an illusion to give you a false impression. Keep reading these Friday briefs to get unbiased summarized information on health news!
In this Issue:
That's Some Weird Chicken
Big Pharma Hijacks Food Supply
Universal mRNA Flu Vaccine
How To Drink More Water
Health Research Based On Fraud?
1. That's Some Weird Chicken
Another reason to eat at home. The Daily Mail found out that certain U.S. fast food chains use more than 120 different ingredients in their chicken burgers and nuggets to keep prices down and extend shelf life.
Some of these poultry-based offerings are labelled as “premium” or “all-white-meat,” when in reality they contain fillers like seaweed, beef, and even wood pulp. Here are some egregious examples:
McDonald’s nuggets may contain flour, flavourings, spices, acid, yeast extract, dextrose and lemon juice solids.
Wendy’s classic chicken sandwich contains a 44 percent mixture of water, wheat flour, starch, acids, spices and flavour powders. There’s also refined soybean oil, raising agent, dehydrated chicken powder and smoke flavoring.
Carl’s Jr. nuggets include ‘chicken type flavour’, and their spicy chicken sandwich reportedly contains ‘isolated oat product’ and microcrystalline cellulose in its bun – which is refined wood pulp.
Subway’s oven-roasted chicken also contains flavourings, potato starch and carrageenan. It is used to thicken foods and does not have any nutritional value.
Jack in the Box’s meat in the popcorn chicken also contains ‘isolated oat product’ with water and potato starch.
Whataburger chicken strips contain up to 12 percent of ingredients like water, sodium phosphate, and isolated soy protein (a bulking agent)
Burger King’s chicken nuggets include autolyzed yeast extract, disodium guanylate, a form of salt (found under the name E6).
Domino’s grilled chicken contains modified corn starch, modified food starch (thickener) and lipolyzed butter oil.
Dairy Queen’s tenderloin chicken fritters contain up to 18 percent of a solution of water, hydrolyzed soy protein, salt, and sodium phosphates (for texture).
I’m sure this list is not extensive and I’m also sure it’s not confined to the US alone. If you eat out a lot, you will consume some strange ingredients that lead to strange health concerns.
2. Big Pharma Hijacks Food Supply
It recently came to light that the swine industry in the U.S. and Canada has been using customizable mRNA “vaccines” on herds since 2018, and to this day, there’s no research to prove the meat is safe for consumption and won’t affect the genetics of those who eat it in the long term.
As reported by Dr. Peter McCullough, Chinese researchers have demonstrated that food can indeed be turned into a vaccine (or a bioweapon, depending on the antigen):
“The nation’s food supply can be manipulated by public health agencies to influence population outcomes ... Now an oral route of administration is being considered specifically for COVID-19 vaccination using mRNA in cow’s milk.
Moving forward, it’s going to be extremely important to stay on top of what’s happening to our food supply. Many were surprised to realize mRNA shots have been used in swine for several years already. Soon, cattle may get these customizable mRNA shots as well, which could affect both beef and dairy products.
3. Universal mRNA Flu Vaccine
Hot on the heels of the COVID pandemic’s official end, National Institutes of Health officials aren’t wasting any time diving into their next mRNA experimental gene therapy program, with a universal flu vaccine.
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)’s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD) developed a universal flu vaccine candidate using small particles (nanoparticles), which are said to induce a long-lasting immune response.
The researchers say they're working through the process of making the vaccine to human quality standards and aim to try it in people in 2023. But Steve Kirsch at his excellent blog casts doubt on this venture, stating that you cannot verify a positive risk-benefit analysis. In fact, where is the proof of efficacy for any flu vaccine? Explain how we can be having 30M cases of flu every year if the vaccines are working and creating herd immunity? How is that a success?
And for the mRNA vaccine, there is a clear mortality risk, along with a 4X higher risk of getting non-flu viruses after the jab. It would be nonsensical to take the jab, and that means you should ignore what the CDC says about the flu vax.
Here’s how the US and UK governments can make a vaccine with 0% efficacy appear to have an efficacy of 86% (2-week delay) or 94.4% efficacy (3-week wait for the vaccine to become effective). Did you realize this?
4. How To Drink More Water
Water is a macronutrient we can’t store, so we must drink significant amounts daily (2–2.5L for adults). While we get a lot of this intake from foods, we need additional water intake to maintain daily hydration.
A little tip is to keep a water bottle or glass at your desk or nearby to access it throughout the day. Fewer barriers to intake will help increase the frequency that you consume water and helps to build the habit of ongoing water intake. This is the most effective way to maintain hydration, as large intakes less frequently lead to increased fluid loss through urination.
Adding sodium to your water helps promote fluid absorption and reduce urine frequency. The occasional pinch of rock salt, electrolyte powder or drinking mineral water can increase fluid intake without massively increasing bathroom visits.
People who are often dehydrated notice significant improvements in physical and cognitive performance when they take care of their fluid intake.
If your intake is too low, try to increase your water intake for a week to see how you feel.
5. Health Research Based On Fraud?
Health research has always been based on trust. Health professionals and journal editors reading the results of a clinical trial assume that the trial happened and that the results were honestly reported. Yet shockingly, about 20% of the time, they could be wrong.
Several other studies have found that more than 40% of surveyed researchers were aware of misconduct but did not report it. Sheehan et al. reported in 2005 that 17% of surveyed authors of clinical drug trials reported that they personally knew of fabrication in research occurring over the previous 10 years.
Another survey of Biostatistician members of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics revealed that 51% of respondents knew of fraudulent projects.
In accordance with U.S. federal policy, there are three forms of research misconduct: plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification. Fraud/misconduct can lead to a study losing its entire credibility, or lead to ineffective or harmful treatment for patients.
This evidence fairly convincingly debunks the idea that fraud or deceit in medical research is a relatively minor and isolated activity. It is indeed widespread and we may have to stop assuming that research is honest and is in fact fatally flawed or untrustworthy.
The problem is huge, the system encourages fraud, and no one has any adequate way to respond.
Have a great weekend everyone!