Neurodegenerative Disease, Autism A Public Health Disaster

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Neurodegenerative disease and autism have been surging around the world for the past 30 years. A man-made disaster is creating a public health disaster that’s still unfolding.

A variety of factors can trigger neurodegenerative disease, including genetics, head trauma and neurotoxins. Neurotoxins are driving the epidemic more than age. In fact, teenagers are now dying of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease–the most severe form of brain wasting disease.

Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people around the world now. The epidemics are more severe in some countries than others. As millions die, even more will be diagnosed. Millions more are suffering in silence with a misdiagnosis or no diagnosis. Misinformation and mismanagement are fanning the flames.

Despite millions of deaths, experts suggest that the prevalence of the disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Unfortunately, there is a growing stack of evidence that Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other brain diseases are transmissible. There is zero evidence to the contrary. Victims also are being misdiagnosed and undiagnosed at an alarming rate. Deadly, self-replicating proteins appear to be one of the common threads.

Prions

Prions (PREE-ons) are a deadly and unstoppable form of protein that migrates, mutates, multiplies and kills with unparalleled efficiency. Prions cause fatal neurodegenerative disease in humans and animals by converting the cellular version of prion protein into a toxic form that erodes the brain and body. Prion disease often is described as a wasting disease that causes a loss of body mass and brain mass.

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Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering and characterizing prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the importance of his research. Unfortunately, Prusiner’s science is being ignored and we all are facing a public health disaster because of the negligence and reckless disregard for public health.

Prions are a formidable threat. When the U.S. government enacted the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, it included a provision to halt research on infectious prions in all but two laboratories. It classified prions as select agents that pose an extreme risk to food, water and health systems. Unfortunately, the Center For Disease Control quietly took prions off the list about two years ago because the classification criminalized multi-billion dollar industries and many industry practices.

Prion Disease

Prion disease also is known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). The operative word is “transmissible.” Prusiner claims that all forms of TSE are caused by infectious prions.

TSE is a spectrum disease that varies in severity and symptoms. It depends on which region of the brain is impacted first and by what prion mutation. Few cases are identical in terms of symptoms and diagnoses. When the presenting symptom is memory loss, the diagnoses flow along the following chart.

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In humans, the prion spectrum includes Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and an extremely aggressive version known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The difference between these diseases is very slight and often indistinguishable to neurologists. For example, millions of people have the severe form of Alzheimer’s disease, which is known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is clearly a prion disease.

“It is well known that CJD is transmissible via surgical or medical procedures involving prion-infected brain tissue. Our finding of infectious prions in skin is important since it not only raises concerns about the potential for disease transmission via common surgeries not involving the brain, but also suggests that skin biopsies and autopsies may enhance pre-mortem and post-mortem CJD diagnosis,” said Wenquan Zou, Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurology and Associate Director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. “The level of prion infectivity detected in CJD skin was surprisingly significant, but still much lower than that in CJD brains. Further investigation is necessary to determine whether extra precautions should be taken during non-neurosurgeries of CJD patients, especially when surgical instruments will be reused.”

Prion infectivity is highly concentrated in CJD patient brain tissue, but it’s also in all bodily fluids and tissue. Inter-personal CJD transmission has occurred after patients were exposed to surgical tools previously contaminated by CJD brain tissues. It’s happening due to many other pathways.

According to neuroscientists Dr. Laura Manuelidis, at least 25 percent of Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses are actually CJD.

CJD, without dispute, is extremely infectious to caregivers and loved ones, but it has not been declared a reportable disease across the U.S. and many other nations.

Millions of cases of deadly CJD are being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. Millions of patients and caregivers are being misinformed, misguided and exposed to an aggressive prion disease. Millions of people with prion disease have exposed us all to their infectious waste thanks to misinformation, mismanagement and negligence.

Meanwhile, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is likely a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy-prion disease. In most of these cases, the trauma was the change agent that caused prions to misfold and become toxic. Once the neurodegeneration of CTE begins, are these victims shedding infectious prions? Hopefully, prion researchers will fill in this very important blank. Again, families and caregivers need to know if they are dealing with a TSE.

Misinformed caregivers, family members, healthcare workers and others are caught in the crossfire of a deadly form of protein. In fact, few family members are warned about the infectious nature of CJD. Meanwhile, hospitals throw out surgical instruments used on such patients. Neurologists prefer not to touch or even be in the same room as a patient with CJD. The CJD Foundation and other advocacy organizations also remain mum on the risk of transmission. The CDC remains silent. Is this cone of silence at all levels incompetence, negligence or criminal misconduct? Show me the evidence that you rely upon

Abnormal proteins also are associated with autism. In fact, it appears that age is the biggest difference between the neurodegenerative disease spectrum and autism spectrum disorders. Both spectrums share common environmental causes and pathologies. Plus, CJD is taking the lives of more and more young adults and adolescents.

Prion disease is highly contagious, incurable and fatal. Despite all of the smoke and mirrors, prion disease is prion disease. It’s killing more and more mammals, including humans, every year. The hype about species barriers is ridiculous, reckless and irresponsible. Failure to quarantine CJD patients is negligent at best.

Victims should be quarantined because prions are in the urine, feces, blood, saliva, mucus, skin and cell tissue of all victims–all human byproducts that are washed, dumped, or flushed down sinks and toilets. One can assume that the waste is extra infectious when it comes from funeral homes, nursing homes, hospitals, dental offices, veterinarians, slaughterhouses and some laboratories.

In humans, most diagnoses are a process of elimination. After eliminating all other possibilities, the medical guesswork begins:

  • If the patient has a memory disorder, it’s diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease;
  • If they have a movement disorder, it’s diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease;
  • If the patient shows both symptoms, doctors flip a coin;
  • If the patient ever had a concussion, it’s now ruled as CTE;
  • If the person is incapacitated, it’s Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and very transmissible;
  • If the victim is in the deer family, it’s chronic wasting disease instead of prion disease;
  • If the victim is a beef or dairy cow, it’s called mad cow disease instead of prion disease;
  • In other mammals, it’s called different things, but prion disease has been found in dolphins, elephants, mink, cats and many other species. The suggestion of a reliable species barrier against thousands, if not millions of mutations is ludicrous.

Prion disease causes memory loss, impaired coordination, and abnormal movements. Prion disease is incurable and fatal.

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Prion Pathways

There are many sources and pathways for deadly prions. However, we can’t ignore the biggest pathways. The cruel irony of prion disease is that victims become part of the greater problem. Studies confirm that people and animals dying of prion disease contaminate the environment around them. Infectious prions are in the urine, feces, blood, skin, mucus and saliva of each victim. These infectious bodily fluids are contributing to the rapid spread of Alzheimer’s and other mutations of prion disease.

“There has been a resurgence of this sort of thinking, because there is now real evidence of the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s,” says Thomas Wiesniewski M.D. a prion and Alzheimer’s researcher at New York University School of Medicine. “In fact, this ability to transmit an abnormal conformation is probably a universal property of amyloid-forming proteins (prions).”

A study published in the journal Nature adds to the evidence about the transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease between people. A second study by the same scientist in early 2016 supports the claim. Meanwhile, there is absolutely no evidence to the contrary. Even wildlife and sea mammals are contracting brain disease from people because of the dumping of infectious waste on farms, ranches and forests.

Spouses of those with Alzheimer’s disease are 600 percent more likely to contract the disease, which is further evidence that it is a transmissible disease. Caregivers, family members and others are in harm’s way.

Surgical instruments infected with prions, for example, are impossible to sterilize and hospitals throw them away. Meanwhile, caregivers and family members are not warned. CJD victims are not quarantined. They are sent home to die in many cases. Reckless.

Many factors are contributing to the epidemic. Prions are now the X factor. Industry and government are not accounting for prions or regulating them. They are ignoring the threat completely, which violates the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 in the United States. Other nations also are ignoring laws developed to protect food, air and water.

Prion Aversion and Containment

Aversion is the best defense against neurodegenerative disease. Therefore, please be aware about the following risks in your life. If the government won’t regulate and outlaw certain practices, you and your loved ones should at least be informed so that you can minimize prion risks in your life:

Dental Procedures: As stated above, when hospitals expose expensive surgical equipment to patients who have prion disease, they throw out the equipment. Dentist offices don’t even ask patients if they have neurological disease. They certainly don’t turn them away. As such, these dental patients are contaminating dental tools and offices with deadly prions. These tools and offices cannot be sterilized to neutralize prions. Every patient who subsequently follows the sick patient is exposed to a contaminated dental environment.

“I exposed my dentist and dental hygienist,” said Ryan, a 30-year-old father of two who fought prion disease for about a year before losing his battle. “The lady from the funeral home said that I should be quarantined. One of my nurses died because of me.”

In addition, dentists are implanting human bone tissue in your mouth before they give you that artificial tooth implant. Unfortunately, there is no way to assure you that the person who donated that bone didn’t die with, or from, neurodegenerative disease. Actor Peter Falk and others have had deadly encounters with neurodegenerative disease at the dental office.

Blood Transfusions: The blood supply is a huge concern for prion disease. Blood donors are not screened effectively, if at all. Many people are infectious, but don’t even know that they are sick, yet.

Organ Recipients: Organ donors are not screened effectively, if at all, for prion disease. Many people are infectious, but don’t even know that they are sick, yet. Organ donation and growth hormones harvested from cadavers have spread prion disease to healthy humans.

Gel Caps: Gel caps are derived from animal byproducts, including parts that are considered high-risk material for prion disease (bones, tendons and soft tissue). These parts are boiled and the proteins are shaped to become gel caps. Once these facilities are contaminated with prions, they become perpetual prion incubators and distributors.

Collagen: Collagen derived from animal byproducts, including parts that are considered high-risk material for prion disease (bones, tendons and soft tissue). These parts are boiled and the proteins are shaped to become gel caps. Once these facilities are contaminated with prions, they become perpetual prion incubators and distributors.

Homes and Offices: As stated before, people are infectious long before they develop clinical signs of neurodegenerative disease. They proceed to infect homes, offices and beyond with sneezes, coughs and utilizing dishes and utensils. Are you willing to bet your life on the coffee cup used by someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or who just died of CJD?

Spouses of those with Alzheimer’s disease are 600% more likely to contract the disease. Caregivers, family members and others are in harm’s way. 

Hospitals and Clinics: Once contaminated always contaminated. It just takes one patient with CJD and this becomes a pathway. Avoid transfusions (from someone else-bank yours for you if possible) and transplants if possible.

Restaurants: Utensils and drinking dishes are your biggest concern. Take your own if possible.

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Biosolids: Human waste and much more is being sold as fertilizer. Sewage sludge is infectious waste. It’s radioactive waste. It’s carcinogens, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and more. Putting this deadly soup on crops is criminal. Unfortunately, the criminals at the U.S. EPA say it’s legal-sort of. It’s killing mammals on land and at sea. It’s killing people. It’s contributing to chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease, too.

Prions incubate in many places, including sewage pipes and wastewater treatment plants. Wastewater treatment plants can’t detect or stop prions. Therefore, they ignore them. So does the EPA. So do various other government agencies around the world. Wastewater treatment plants are prion collectors, incubators and distributors and have been for many years.

Wastewater reclamation and reuse spreads prions back into our world, our watersheds and our food supplies. Prions from humans are the most aggressive and deadly mutations. Recycling them into our food, water and living environments creates even deadlier mutations. It’s a vicious circle that continues over and over again. Ignoring it will only make the epidemic and the resulting contamination worse.

The world produces about 1.9 billion tons of sewage sludge every year. It all should be dumped into lined landfills. It’s time to stop growing our food in this toxic soup of infectious waste, carcinogens, nerve agents and endocrine disruptors. Allowing rains and runoff to rinse these toxins into our rivers, streams, lakes and oceans is taking its toll on public health and marine life.

The EPA never conducted a legitimate risk assessment regarding the land application of sewage sludge. It never issued official policy. It issued something known to industry insiders as the “sludge rule” back in the 1990s. Furthermore, the fake risk assessments for biosolids and wastewater reclamation were prepared before the world of science knew about prions.

“Since it’s unlikely that the sewage treatment process can effectively deactivate prions, adopting measures to prevent the entry of prions into the sewer system is advisable,” said the Toronto Department of Health, November 2004.

According to prion researcher Joel Pedersen at the University of Wisconsin, prions in soil become up to 680 times more infectious. From there, they migrate, mutate and multiply. It’s a real world version of Pandora’s Lunchbox.

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“Our results suggest that if prions enter municipal wastewater treatment systems, most of the agent would bond to sewage sludge, survive anaerobic digestion, and be present in treated biosolids,” Pedersen said. “Land application of biosolids containing prions represents a route for their unintentional introduction into the environment. Our results emphasize the importance of keeping prions out of municipal wastewater treatment systems.”

Ironically, this public health disaster began when global leaders realized that dumping sewage in our oceans killed entire underwater ecosystems and spoiled our beaches. Now, we’re told that sewage sludge should be rebranded as biosolids and sold as fertilizer. Good thinking. We’re still polluting our oceans with sewage. It’s just getting dumped in upstream. In fact, sewage sludge also is used to reclaim mines high in the mountains. In mine reclamation, it replaces one toxin with hundreds of other ones-including heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, carcinogens and prions. These mines are still contaminating surface water runoff. In other words, we’re spreading prions from mountaintops to the ocean’s depths just with mine reclamation that incorporates sewage sludge as a soil treatment (to cover heavy metals and acids).

Food labeled as organic should be sludge-free, but that doesn’t mean those crops are immune to these toxins in the air and water.

Reclaimed Wastewater: It’s the latest sensation sweeping the nations, but it’s based on fraudulent risk assessments. The greatest threat, prion disease, is unaccounted for in the risk assessments. Suffice it to say, bad idea.

Canaries In A Coalmine

Sick wildlife is serving as the proverbial canary in a coalmine in two ways. First, sick deer, elk, moose and reindeer are confirming that the human forms of neurodegenerative disease are transmissible. Norway’s reindeer are the best example.

Other mammals are contracting brain disease from infectious human sewage when it’s dumped where they eat (land application of biosolids) and drink. These prions are making their way back into the human food chain.

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Secondly, sick wildlife is proving that there is not a species barrier when it comes to prions-especially the aggressive prions shed from humans.

Sure, deer, elk and moose are getting prions from other vectors, but they are having prion disease injected into the herds with infectious sewage sludge. My guess is that many of the game farms that are being affected have had sewage sludge (biosolids) dumped on their farms in the past to make additional money. Unfortunately, this pay dirt is death dirt. It’s infectious waste and much more. Wild deer are exposed to sewage when dumped on farms, ranches and in forests.

Sick cattle also are falling victim to human prions in sewage that’s being dumped on farms and ranches. Mad cow disease isn’t such a mystery. It’s the bovine form of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. A deadly prion is a deadly prion. The name game is just part of the smoke and mirrors being used to sweep this global prion epidemic under the rug.

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At Cisco Live! Orlando, Tune into Your Data Center Intuition

Cisco Live Orlando is less than a week away. Boasting a thousand sessions, the event will take over the stomping grounds home to Universal Studios June 11 – 14. The main theme touted by Cisco this year is “Imagine Intuitive.” Fitting, given the buzz around technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and intent-based-networking (IBN).

One track that looks interesting is focused on an open platform approach to IT operations. This is where Apstra comes into play. Our mission is to help network admin and operation teams to reconsider how they build data center fabrics that are flexible to business requirements, lower in cost to build and operate. Our AOS solution works across network devices and network operating systems from both established vendors and open alternatives. We support your choice in hardware and software.

So, does Apstra AOS work with Cisco? Yes! We provide network automation and analytics for Cisco-centric and multi-vendor data centers, including support for Cisco NX-OS multi-tenancy with EVPN.

Check out this video as experts Carly Stoughton, Head of Technical Marketing, and Sean Hafeez, Director of Sales for APAC, discuss Apstra, Cisco ACI and an open architecture approach.

 

To learn more about Apstra’s AOS and the new features recently added, visit our blog. To get a demo, or see Apstra at the whiteboard, you can find us at Cisco Live Orlando at booth #1055. Stop by and pick up your free EVPN “easy button” while you chat with us. We’ll see you there!

Interested in a 1:1 meeting, schedule one today and we’ll meet you at our interactive whiteboard in our booth.

Taking Control of Our Health

Taking Control of Our Health

By Dr. Hillel Z. Harris, MD

Each one of us needs to take control of our own health. We need to ensure we are getting enough physical activity, rest, and proper nutrition. Big businesses are not looking out for us as individuals. There are many large companies who want to sell products, whether in the food industry, or in the pharmaceutical industry. I feel that no one is looking out for the individual. As a physician, I want to partner with my patients and teach them how to look out for themselves. I want my patients to ask what they can do to decrease their chances of developing obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, cancer, arthritis, and on and on.

Let’s focus on preventative health, and optimizing our chances for staying healthy. This is easier said than done. It takes discipline to take control of your health, but like everything else, it takes practice and guidance until it becomes easier. The first step is dissecting the wealth of information available regarding nutrition, exercise, and stress. Understanding the way nutrition influences how we feel, how we store fat, how we prevent diabetes from developing, is key to our health. Exercise is important for keeping a low body weight, by building both muscle and improving cardiovascular fitness. Physical activity can actually cause neurogenesis, or the creation of new brain cells.

Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies, and the hormones that are released in stressful states can derail all the good choices we make. Uncovering the roots of our stress will allow us the opportunity to take control of our health by removing the unconscious blockade we set up for ourselves.

In today’s fast pace life, we are less connected to how we feel. Often a chronic low-level stress develops, which can sap our energy and lower our natural production of hormones. Testosterone, for example, may be declining in men due to chronic stress, which causes the release of cortisol. Cortisol blocks testosterone release. Having too much fat around our mid-section also decreases the production of testosterone. So, how can you increase your natural production of hormones, such as testosterone? By figuring out how to decrease stress. The first step to is to be aware of stress, because recognition is half the battle. Abdominal fat interferes with the body’s own internal signaling. In men, this excess fat secretes estrogen. Estrogen antagonizes the production of testosterone. So balancing the right eating plan with physical activity can cause drastic improvements in your hormone levels. Resistance training appears to promote the biggest release of testosterone. Specifically, it is the complex resistance exercises, such as squats, that yield the greatest natural increase in testosterone.

The way we eat influences how we absorb food for fuel. Eating frequent, smaller meals prevents insulin spikes, which has been shown to decrease the production of cholesterol. In fact, when people skip breakfast and eat a large lunch and dinner, the body acts as if it were in starvation mode and will maximize fat storage! This is not what we want. We want our body to use the nutrients it receives to repair and replenish our energy stores, not become a walking repository of fat! By eating just enough food at any given time, we can set ourselves up for success- in that the food we eat, will be used efficiently.

Choosing food with a low glycemic index has been shown to prevent the spikes in blood sugar and subsequently insulin. You want to choose foods that cause a slower release of blood sugar, in order to keep insulin levels low. Most fruit and vegetables have a low glycemic index. Processed foods, on the other hand, have the opposite effect. They spike glucose, spike insulin, and then you crash. The cycle repeats itself and can cause an up and down effect, which is why some people feel their energy levels correlate so drastically based on what they just ate. Achieving a blood-balance will translate to a more consistent mood and energy levels, which is more preferable. The next article is titled, “Are Ketogenic Diets Good for Athletes?” More to come!

About the Author:

Dr. Hillel Z. Harris, MD is the founder of MD Sports Inc, which focuses on sports performance and athletic training. He provides annual physicals, and performs laboratory testing and body composition testing. He and his team develop customized nutrition and physical activity plans for athletes and the general population interested living a healthy lifestyle. He promotes wellness, and is an innovator in the emerging field of preventative health and lifestyle medicine. He is a board-certified physician and has been a practicing medical doctor since 2004.

At Cisco Live! Orlando, Tune into Your Data Center Intuition

Cisco Live Orlando is less than a week away. Boasting a thousand sessions, the event will take over the stomping grounds home to Universal Studios June 11 – 14. The main theme touted by Cisco this year is “Imagine Intuitive.” Fitting, given the buzz around technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and intent-based-networking (IBN).

One track that looks interesting is focused on an open platform approach to IT operations. This is where Apstra comes into play. Our mission is to help network admin and operation teams to reconsider how they build data center fabrics that are flexible to business requirements, lower in cost to build and operate. Our AOS solution works across network devices and network operating systems from both established vendors and open alternatives. We support your choice in hardware and software.

So, does Apstra AOS work with Cisco? Yes! We provide network automation and analytics for Cisco-centric and multi-vendor data centers, including support for Cisco NX-OS multi-tenancy with EVPN.

Check out this video as experts Carly Stoughton, Head of Technical Marketing, and Sean Hafeez, Director of Sales for APAC, discuss Apstra, Cisco ACI and an open architecture approach.

 

To learn more about Apstra’s AOS and the new features recently added, visit our blog. To get a demo, or see Apstra at the whiteboard, you can find us at Cisco Live Orlando at booth #1055. Stop by and pick up your free EVPN “easy button” while you chat with us. We’ll see you there!

Interested in a 1:1 meeting, schedule one today and we’ll meet you at our interactive whiteboard in our booth.