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Hi Cats,  We used to breed budgies, not to sell but as a hobby. Dear little birds. I too love to walk but my ingrown toenail sometimes gives me a bit of trouble. So much for wearing pointy shoes when we were young.

Murdered by the state: Parents of seven-year-old boy who contracted Aids after being given blood the authorities knew could be infected say their son suffered a string of crushing injustices

Newport's Colin Smith contracted Aids and died aged seven

Colin Smith (pictured left aged six in 1988 and right in the same year) died aged seven in 1990 after contracting HIV and Hepatitis C from a contaminated dose of blood clotting protein Factor VIII. His parents Colin Snr and Janet, from Newport, South Wales, (inset) say their son was given a 'death sentence' and now want justice for Colin. They say for years authorities have 'covered up' the scandal, with thousands of other families affected. Theresa May announced an inquiry into blood contamination scandal last week.

Giving elderly people flu jab with four times the normal dose helps them avoid strokes or a heart attack  A patch placed on the wrist could replace the annual flu jab, and patches could be sent out in the post, enabling people toVaccinate themselves against the flu virus, experts said.

I sometimes wonder about the vacines these days -- I always had them and also had my Son vaccinated but these days there are SO many and I have read so many BAD things about them and again saw this


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. dropped a truth bomb live on TV this week, defying Big Pharma and corrupt mainstream media by sharing real facts about vaccine safety.

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At least five cases of gastro have been linked to Moo View Dairy's unpasteurised cow's milk, SA Health has warned.

Under South Australianlawit is illegal to sell raw cow's milk.

SA Health said the Willunga Hill company's milk must be recalled.

The company's farmers, Mark and Helen Tyler, were fined more than $17,000 last year by a magistrate for selling unpasteurised milk contrary to the Food Act by setting up a share program in their dairy cows on their farm south of Adelaide.

Mr Tyler today defended his company's raw milk product, saying they had only tried to "operate within the law".

"I don't believe that we've contravened the law," Mr Tyler said.


When I was a kid, I was the 'cow milker' and did the separating each morning.

Dad never went near the cow but he was the one who became very ill with a long-lasting dose of brucellosis. Luckily mum and I didnt.

Wouldn't drink raw milk now.

I cannot have dairy anyway, but I don't like the sound of that.


This is from the MAYO Clinic - Drinking Water

 A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.  Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic.How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?   Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. 

Interesting...... Something else I didn't know ...I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.

Answer from my Cardiac Doctor:  Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct time to drink water... Very Important.

From A Cardiac Specialist! 

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack  I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.   

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin -

Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.  1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.

The Reason:  Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar). 

Please read on.Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.  Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? 

It's about Heart Attacks - There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently. 


There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake  you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" -Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ........

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you? 

Do forward this message. It may save lives!

"Life is a one-time gift"(Let's forward and hope this will help save some!!!)

Surgical instruments contaminated with dust

Cathy O’Leary, PerthNowan hour ago

HUNDREDS of parents have been sent letters warning of a sterilisation breach at Princess Margaret Hospital, after five trays of surgical instruments were found with visible dust last month.

While the hospital said the contaminated trays had not been used in theatre and there was no evidence of a spike in post-surgery infection rates, as a precaution it was contacting 370 families of children who had orthopaedic surgery in the past year involving metal and other implanted material such as bone grafts.

Child and Adolescent Health Service chief executive Robyn Lawrence said the surgical instrument trays with dust were found last month, stored in the theatre preparation area at PMH. It was not known how the dust came to be present on the trays.

“All five trays were specialist orthopaedic instrument trays and were identified prior to being required for surgery and were immediately removed and therefore were not used in any procedure,” she said.

“During the set up process in theatre prior to any operation, all instrument trays are visually inspected by our operating theatre nurses. Prior to this event, there have been no reports of any instrument trays containing dust being opened.

“Following the identification of the contaminated trays, a review of post-operative infection rates and re-admission rates for the past 18 months has taken place, with no evidence of an increase in patient complications or infection rates.”

Dr Lawrence said that while the hospital believed that the chance of any infection was extremely low, it had contacted parents of our patients who have had orthopaedic surgery in which either a metal implant, such as plates and screws, or an implant of another material including a bone graft was used.

It has also contacted a small number of patients who had other types of implant surgery in the last 12 months. In total, about 370 patients have been identified and contacted by express mail.

“There is a small risk of infection following any surgery and our advice for all families following any surgery is to be aware of high fevers, increase in pain, redness or swelling around the surgical wound, or visible ooze from the wound,” Dr Lawrence said.

“The chance of any infection is extremely low; it is very unlikely that any child has been at risk.”


She said it was not known how the dust came to be present on the instrument trays but a review of sterilisation procedures has been done and extra cleaning measures had been carried out as a precaution.

PMH has set up a dedicated telephone line for families to contact if they have concerns. The number is 6489 2888.

What a disgrace Attila

Yes it is Plan B, makes one wonder what the heck is going on in that hospital.

They should have moved to a new hospital by now, but as far as I know the government is not accepting the building from the contractors.

It really is a worry when you hear of such filth -- and makes you wonder just what else goes on


The lifetime nutrition plan: How to eat in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s to stay strong, healthy and active

Cassandra Barns makes a lifetime nutrition plan

A lifetime nutrition plan" 

Cassandra Barns is a nutritionist who specializes in energy, sleep and digestion. She explains that as we get older our priorities, hobbies and eating habits change. So, too, do our nutritional needs. Here, she has compiled an exclusive comprehensive guide to the amount of calories and types of nutrients you need as you age. Among the tips, she says that in your 20s you can load up on calories, in your 30s you need rainbow vegetables, in your 40s you need turmeric for your joints, in your 50s you need broccoli for your eyesight, in your 60s you need red meat for your blood cells, and in your 70s you need fish for your brain.


Hope for a people with spinal cord injuries after scientists pinpoint key molecules in zebrafish that help them repair damaged nerves

University of Edinburgh researchers say they have uncovered a 'vital mechanism' in the damaged spines of zebrafish that helps nerve connections to regrow (stock image



Incredible pictures show an Amazonian witch doctor introducing his apprentice, 13, to a sacred and hallucinogenic brew and teaching him the secrets of the forest

Amazonian witch doctor training up his new apprentice


Amazonian witch doctor training up his new apprentice" 

An incredible set of photographs have shown a witch doctor introducing his new apprentice to a sacred and hallucinogenic brew, performing a spirit journey over an open fire and teaching him the secrets of the forest. A lone explorer has documented the shaman's quest to find the apprentice that will take on centuries of tradition passed down to him by his mystical forebears. Rare pictures show a Shaman introducing his new apprentice - a teenager called Naykim Tzamaren - to the sacred and hallucinogenic brew, Ayahuasca, before being left by a sacred waterfall to meditate and visualise.

Attila I watched a doco -- in fact 2 on this substance -- makes one wonder if these indiginous folk know a lot more than we give them credit for

Wonder what their life expectancy is ? 


See here Brocky

Thanks PB all natuaral diet no processed food no wheat . 

World's Oldest Person Found Thriving in the Amazon


Stephen Messenger (@smessenger)

Living / Green Food

August 30, 2011

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Photo courtesy of Survival Maria Lucimar Pereira, an indigenous Amazonian belonging to the Kaxinawá tribe of western Brazil, will soon be celebrating her birthday -- her 121st birthday, to be exact. The truth behind Pereira's remarkable longevity was recently discovered by the Brazilian government while performing a routine review of birth records -- which, in her case, date back to 1890 -- making her the world's oldest living person. And the best part of all? Pereira credits her long-life to an all-natural diet derived wholly from the Amazon.According to Survival International, an indigenous rights group working in the Amazon, the government officials have confirmed the validity of Pereira's birth certificate, indicating that the Brazilian native is not only the world's oldest living person, but is also 6 years older than the previous title-holder.

What makes Pereira's longevity all the more fascinating are the humble conditions in which she lives. The centenarian, who will turn 121 years old on Saturday, lives in a remote corner of the Amazon, in the Brazilian state of Acre, where she practices a traditional way of life that stretches back for centuries, free of many modern amenities many people half her age often think they cannot live without.

Pereira credits her long-life to an active, healthy lifestyle, in addition to a diet rich in locally grown meats, fruits, and vegetables gathered in the forests around her home -- free of the extra salt, sugar, and preservatives so commonly found in foods around the world. Her all-natural diet, along with frequent walks around town, has allowed Pereira to thrive while others, many years her junior, do not.



Well Stephen had a good visit in the jungle, what an interesting story.

When he first set food on that bit of land seeing a native I thought his mind would turn to him thinking he would be the protein!

What struck me in that story was, we all want to experience a quiet place with nature with fresh clear water to bathe in,  for our holiday or lifestyle and some pay handsomely for it. Some of those islands off the coast of Queensland cost a fortune to live with nature, not that I have experienced it;   here we are killing off those forests in South America which are holding the key to many medical cures.

Thanks Plan B & Brocky an interesting read.

My own body reacted to the chemicals that are in commercial foods, hence I have to eat fresh, fresh, fresh foods.    I think the chemicals we digest build up in our system.

Look at dogs for instance, they cannot have many things we commonly eat, it doesn't kill them on the spot but their livers cannot get rid of the toxins which eventually kills them.

I keep saying to hubby lets move to the country, I did not expect to still live in the city at our time of life.  But as he says he needs the doctors.  But they have doctors in the country.




Also, we get SO much medicine from the Jungles -- even HERE in our in the Cape Tribulation area -- but we and the people of the Amazon are chopping down these wonderful places -- US for the likes of putting in darn shops and also FGS  would you believe, MacDonalds!  and the Amazonians just to live, heart breaking to see the lungs of the earth being devastated

I thought the photos in this article were exceptional too that was the other reason I posted that article.  Especially as the light must have been dull with the tree canopy.

Thanks Atila, for that info on what NOT to feed Dogs -- I had no idea I have not had a dog for over 30 years now and I was unaware of so many things they are NOT supposed to eat -- and I am afraid mine had quite deal of them, if not all of them -- BUT lived a long and happy life -- I will pass this on to my young Friend that is about to get a Dog for his 2 Girls.

I was surprised to learn that they are not supposed to have RAW bones -- I thought raw chicken and bones were good?  but not cooked?

Plan B, me too as our vet has said give Sasha chicken bones. but this is not the Thread for this topic. So later today I will take this over to the animal Thread, unless you would like to?

Thats fine Attila I will leave it up to you -- thanks again

This news item has just come in for West Australians, but one has to ask the question does it happen all over the country?

Doctors face new travel perks crackdown

Daniel Emerson, PerthNowJuly 27, 2017 6:00am

THE McGowan Government is on a collision course with the powerful health lobby after ordering an “urgent review” into doctors’ acceptance of gifts and travel from pharmaceutical and equipment suppliers.

The former government tightened travel protocols after it wasrevealed hundreds of trips by health officials, clinicians and pharmacists to cities like Milan, Tokyo and Madrid paid for by companies, many of which reaped massive contracts with the Health Department.

But the practice, known as “sponsored travel”, has continued.

Mark McGowan helped uncover the perks as manager of Opposition business in 2011 and on becoming Labor leader vowed to ban travel donated by companies with department contracts.

“Our standards will be higher. If some people are unhappy that they are not going to get trips to Paris and New York funded by pharmaceutical companies, that’s unfortunate,” he said in 2012.

Now Premier, Mr McGowan has said: “I do still regard it as problematic, as I did at the time”.

He held talks in the past week with Health Minister Roger Cook, who has ordered the Health Department and health service boards to conduct an “urgent review into the processes around gifts and sponsored travel”.

Under rules tightened last year, employees must declare any sponsored travel and can only attend trips that “progress” Health’s service delivery, aims, image or messages.

media_cameraPremier Mark McGowan says doctors' sponsored travel remains problematic.

Trips are ticked off by a superior only if it would “withstand public scrutiny”, conflicts of interest are to be “managed” and travelling employees are to have no role in purchasing decisions.

But Acting Health Minister Ben Wyatt yesterday said “our review will determine what further action should be taken”.

Health Consumers Council executive director Pip Brennan said it would be preferable for there to be no commercial relationship between travel sponsors and the department.

“I think consumers are very mistrustful of that,” she said.

But if genuinely beneficial trips were taken, details should be declared on the department’s website and decisions on whether travel was justifiable should have independent and consumer input.

The department was yesterday unable to assemble details of recent years’ sponsored travel.

But at least 600 gifts and trips totalling $2 million were accepted in two years to 2011, 30 per cent of which was donated by companies with a commercial relationship with the department.

Thirty-one travel sponsors reaped $164 million in Health contracts in 18 months.

Australian Medical Association WA president Omar Khorshid questioned the review’s urgency.

He said existing protocols were already onerous and difficult to comply with.


Dr Khorshid said trips were ostensibly professional development to learn new medical techniques and treatments.

“There’s nothing fishy about it,” he said.

“This is good news that the Health Department doesn’t have to pay for these clinicians to be educated.”

He conceded there had been “inappropriate” relationships between suppliers and departments in the past but industry codes had largely stamped it out. Business class travel was rarely donated any more, he said.

Dr Khorshid hoped the review would streamline travel applications.

Yes Attila there has been a hell of a lot of that happening for many years


'I thought I was just getting fat': Mother, 42, who couldn't understand why she was putting on a kilo a DAY opens up about the shocking moment she was told she had kidney failure

A mother from Sydney, 42, put on a staggering 10 to 12 kilos when she was 23 years old in the space of two weeks. Martine Allars was feeling 'really 'nauseous' but didn't know what was wrong.


Phew: talking to yourself ISN'T a sign of madness: It makes people feel less distressed and more in control of their emotions

Researchers from the universities of Michigan and Michigan State found people respond better to negative images or distressing memories when they speak to themselves in the third person.

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