The primary purpose of this blog is to advise readers of significant updates to our Wisdom Tidbits website (temporarily mothballed, not available), as well as any important new postings on our other three related blogs, FluBits, DumBits, and AutBits.

So, this blog will mainly feature alerts regarding website updates as well as alerts to postings on our other blogs as they occur, so that you can check out this central blog at your leisure to more easily determine whats new within the vast realm of the WisBits website and our other blogs.

However, a secondary purpose of this blog, our main focal point for all of our resources, is to also provide a medium to present short news items here of important relevance that do not necessarily fit well within the scope of the main WisBits website or the other three blogs. Now, "fetch me my axe...".

Monday, December 28, 2009

Autoimmune Disorder Causes Arthritis in Children, and...

We repeat the title of this post, that arthritis in children, or Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (a.k.a. "JRA"), is caused by an autoimmune disorder, in order to add to that the fact that vaccines cause autoimmune disorders. Result, vaccines can cause arthritis in children, a disease that long ago, before vaccines, was only associated with the elderly.

We emphasize that there is a great deal of vastly differing disinformation on this subject, or actually on these two subjects. Generally, doctors profess that there is no known cause of JRA. Scientists generally state that JRA is entirely attributable to autoimmune disorders. Others, mostly in mainstream medicine, denote JRA as having dual causitive factors in that "something" in a child's "genetic makeup" makes them susceptible to JRA and then that an "environmental factor" such as a "virus" (or autoimmune disorder) then triggers the onset of juvenile arthritis. Long story short, the scientific conclusion is the most widely documented and most widely accepted, with the medical obfuscations being largely diversionary from the conclusive scientific evidence. They all do agree that juvenile arthritis is not hereditary.

Our bottom line conclusion for emphasis: vaccines cause arthritis, even in children.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thieves Oil

This is not about the thieves at Exxon and their Big Oil cronies. Rather it is about thievery long, long ago back in the "dark ages". At the height of the bubonic plague, aka the "Black Death", when thousands of people were dying daily, it is said that there were those entrepeneurial types that sought to enrich themselves by garnering the valuables of the newly deceased. It is also said that these thieves had discovered a means of protecting themselves from contracting the highly contagious plague even though they came into direct contact with obviously infected dead bodies and of course the possessions of said dead peops. The secret is that they used antiseptic "handi-wipes" -- no, just kidding. Actually, these desperados were said to have had access to what became known appropriately as "Thieves Oil", said to have been developed by some "Wise Women" of the times based on hundreds of years of knowledge.

This thieves oil concoction as it exists today consists of the oils of clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary. Which makes us wonder -- since eucalyptus only grew in Australia, a very remote island continent far away from the epicenter of the plague, which also happened to be pretty much devoid of civilization back in the dark ages as far as we are able to ascertain -- if this thieves oil isn't more of a modern day mixture that has been bestowed with this fabled history to provide more credibility and instill interest.

Admittedly, all of these oils are said to exhibit anti-viral properties, as well as antiseptic, anti-fungal, and even antibiotic properties. They are also said to be natural pesticides, although we are not sure that is significant regarding this particular analysis. The quality and strength, and therefore the effectiveness, of these anti-everything properties likely depends on the production process employed by the manufacturer, and we are as yet unaware of any specific measurement process for these attributes, like 80 proof for liquor.

Also, we have noted numerous articles about this oil, none negative (apparently Big Pharma has not hired ghostwriters to discredit it yet), and many articles of course (by retailers of the oils and likely some of their "affiliates") that emphatically promote the effectiveness of the product.

We will provide one link to a site of special interest, which lists 101 uses for thieves oil (uses other than protection from germs while pillaging diseased dead bodies).

If you have any experience or comments on this topic, we would like to hear from you. We would prefer not to hear about "lifting" jewelry from corpses though.

Disclaimer. We have no personal experience with this concoction, as yet. However if we ever actually do have any kind of serious influenza, we plan to give it a try. Point is, this is just an interesting looking concept that, give the times, we thought we would share the information with our readers, and we are not in any way making any claims as to it's effectiveness, other than concluding that the info that we have perused on it so far sounds quite credible...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Immunity and pH Balance

For some time, we increasingly ran across some seemingly obscure observations that indicated that it appeared that people with a normal pH balance, ranging to slightly alkaline, were considerably less likely to contract influenza and those that did, fell into the group that had the so-called mild cases of the flu. Conversely, those individuals that had a slightly acidic pH balance were more likely to contract the flu and have more severe cases with complications, and those that were so acidic that they were considered to have "acidosis" were having the most severe cases of flu. This could be attributable to the correlation that people with acidic pH balances have lowered immune systems.

At any rate, we eventually decided to do a little research on the subject. We found that this concept dates back to about a century ago, before pH balance was a commonly known factor. Back then, ingestion of baking soda (aka sodium bicarbonate) was a common household natural remedy for avoidance of colds and flu. Consumption of baking soda is said to have come into heavy use during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 where it was noted that it appeared to be effective. It is interesting to note that it is now known that ingestion of baking soda alkalises the bodily pH balance, and that most people back then, and especially now were/are said to be acidic to at least some extent if not very acidic.

All things considered, we advise checking your pH balance and if it falls into the acidic range, take measures to adjust it accordingly. There is a variety of pH test paper to determine pH balance, and it can be procured at drug stores and health food stores, where you can also find natural supplements to alkalize (altho you can alkalize, albeit more slowly, via diet and home remedies such as baking soda). Be sure to read the directions with the test tape, as many factors can affect the testing and results can vary accordingly, so you need to perform several tests in as accurate a method as possible to determine your condition, but most people will be acidic. Note that if you have inflammation of any kind, this may well be an indication that you are acidic, and can benefit from alkalizing.

Alkalizing with baking soda. First note that some baking soda products are said to contain aluminum, and some products even list it as an ingredient on the label, but some that are said to contain it but do Not list it. To be safe, only procure baking soda that openly states that it does NOT contain aluminum -- costs a little more, but aluminum is said to be toxic to the human body. Anyway, the "old time formula" for dosing with baking soda is for the first day to take six doses of a half teaspoonful in a glass of water every two hours. Then on the second day take four doses in the same manner, cutting back to two doses on the third day. After that take a one dose each morning until your pH tests normal.

Alkalizing foods. We have addressed this topic on the WisBits website. If you would like to peruse the information, click on this link to the pH balance page.

Alkalizing with bromelain and supplements. Also addressed at the link just above.

Bottom line comment: if you are proven to be highly acidic, you have a serious condition which makes you susceptible to dangerous diseases other than just lowered immunity, and you should employ any and all alkalizing tactics immediately. However, we must note that the pH balance must be monitored, as excessive over-alkalizing may lead to the opposite side of the spectrum known as alkaline which also has it's dangers...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't Microwave Microwaveable Food

We had company while fixing lunch today and they were amazed at the wisdom of our food preparation "methodology", so thought we should pass it along, as we viewed our visitors as fairly astute folks, so maybe our method is not so fairly obvious.

First, not everyone may be aware that microwaving food not only tends to disperse radiation out into your world, but it also destroys the nutrients in the food, particularly vegetables. Anyway, that is why we avoid the microwave for anything but heating up cold coffee.

Secondly, we must disclaim that we do not procure a lot of pre-packaged prepared processed salty microwaveable products containing who knows what, but on occasion for convenience in hurried times we do pick up some of the supposedly healthier microwaveable foods, such as zero trans-fat vegetable egg rolls, like that...

Anyway, in anticipation of time constraints, we keep some frozen microwaveable items down in the non-freezer section of the refrigerator so that they are already thawed out, and then remove them from the fridge a few hours before prep to minimize heat exposure in the cooking process. We then STEAM the food to the point that it is edible, with the admission that we also might pan fry some microwaveable foods in olive or coconut oil.

A simple convenient process that minimizes destruction of nutrients in pre-prepared foods, that many folks do not seem to have stumbled across. Pass the word along...

Curious Observation: ever wonder why the word refrigerator isn't spelled with a 'dg' or 'j' in it like it is pronounced? You know, the short name IS "fridge" spelled with a 'd' in it. And this word was not dreamed up hundreds of years ago when the "English" language was first dreamt up by a bunch of drunken monks holed-up in a monkeytorium... Are other languages as screwed-up as the English language? Probably, very likely all languages were dreamt up by some reclusive wiped-out "holey men" holed-up in cavernous dens across this little planet...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Novel Humor

We find it curious that the medical/pharmaceutical industrial media complex often uses the term "novel" regarding their methods and procedures and drugs and diseases, such as "the novel H1N1 virus...", "a novel detection method...", "the novel drug combo..."

It is of further interest to note that definitions of the word "novel" are "pleasantly new or different" and "an extended fictional work".

Since the plethora of fabrications defecated by the medical/pharmaceutical industrial media complex are of a highly deceptive intent, we feel that their use of the word "novel" is well applied using a word that means "fictional".

OK, so it wasn't that funny, if at all, but our point is that it is best that you associate their suspiciously odiferous emissions as "extended" fiction unless proven otherwise, however unlikely that they might actually happen to be stating the truth. Adjust your mindset, be wary, be safe...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Opportunity for Immunity with Impunity

With winter officially arriving soon, comes the season when you must do all that you can to boost your immune system to protect against the onslaught of colds and the flu. Consequently we thought it prudent to update the WisBits website with concise, pertinent information on that topic and are noting it here on this blog, with the following high level list reflecting the more detailed info that resides on the website. The following list is in no particular order, but we have tried to annotate the more optimal immune boosters, but these are all very good in their own way. If you would like to go directly to the new website page on immunity, just click on this link.

Also, note that any of the nutrients on this list indicated to exhibit antioxidant properties are said to be beneficial in the treatment of influenza -- click on this link to view one of many recent articles about research findings that indicate antioxidants are the "Achilles' heel" of influenza. It is not the intent of the following list to fully address antioxidants, but if interested in more extensive information on the subject, click on this link to our page on antioxidants.

Garlic is incredibly beneficial to your immune system because it is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal.

Extra virgin unrefined coconut oil not only boosts your immunity but also provides numerous other highly beneficial health properties such as prevention of diseases and cancer.

Fermented Foods such as kefir, natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, Greek yogurt, and even olives all contribute to raising your immunity level.

Unpasteurized, raw whole milk has beneficial bacteria and fats that are said to boost your immune system.

In the absence of whole milk, whey protein is a good substitute.

Blueberries are very potent immune boosters as well as highly beneficial antioxidants.

Chlorella is an efficient detoxification agent, even binding to toxins such as mercury and eliminating them from your system. Also, chlorella contains chlorophyll which cleanses the blood, aids in the assimilation of oxygen, and promotes the repair of your tissues and organs, all of which of course strengthen the immune system.

Mushrooms are one of the few foods that provide vitamin D, said to be the most potent immune enhancer. The beta glucans in medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake are notable for their ability to strengthen the immune system.

Propolis is a resin produced by honey bees and is said to be the most broad spectrum antimicrobial compound in the world. Propolis is a rich source of caffeic acid and apigenin, which are important phenolic compounds that boost the immune response.

Vitamin D3: this is said to be the one most crucially important protector against all types of winter illnesses.

Vitamin C: even if you manage to consume fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, in the winter months you need to supplement daily with 2,000 mg of vitamin C.

Horseradish is a very powerful natural antibiotic and is said to be helpful in fighting off the effects of colds and influenza.

Turmeric is a known immune system booster and is said to be many times stronger than vitamin C.

Green tea is rich in polyphenols in the form of natural chemicals called catechins. The most powerful catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin (aka EGCG) which has been reported to be many times more potent than vitamins C.

Tulsi tea, used for thousands of years medicinally in India, is loaded with antioxidants and is said to exhibit numerous health benefits, to include support of the immune system.

Oregano oil provides enhanced immunity. Oregano the spice does also, but the oil is a concentrated stronger form necessary to ingest adequate amounts of the beneficial properties.

Avoid insufficient rest and sleep, as it tends to run down the immune system.

Exercise, but don’t overdo it. “Moderate” exercise is widely stated to boost the immune system function, but it is also widely stated that “intense” exercise can have the the opposite effect.

Increasing oxygenation of the body is also widely stated to boost immunity. This of course is a natural benefit gained from the aforementioned moderate exercise, but practicing “deep breathing” should also be considered.

Avoid ALL sugar, including foods and condiments that contain it.

Avoid consumption of toxic metals, particularly in the food chain, e.g. tuna and seafood contain mercury.

Avoid vaccines -- enough said.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sanitizer Sanity

We just observed a misleading disinforming news segment on good old Big Media Good Morning America which delved into the "safety" [sic] of hand sanitizers. One of the topics featured a person that had a container of hand sanitizer in every room, in his vehicle, at work, and on his person, and used them constantly, even when moving about from room to room at home (he lived alone...). Their subliminal implication was that this extremely obsessive overuse of sanitizers on your highly absorbent skin was normal and safe.

We then concluded that everyone must NOT be aware that most of these instant sanitizers contain potent, toxic chemicals and are even "highly flammable"? Additionally, the main "ingredient" in most sanitizers is 60 percent to 90 percent alcohol -- not the same food grade alcohol used in hard liquor, but ethyl or isopropyl alcohol which is in a doubly stronger concentration than that in booze, almost pure alcohol at the high end.

Also note that sanitizers also kill "good bacteria" that is supposed to be on your skin as beneficial to your health. We should add that if ingested, hand sanitizers are a poison and will kill human beings.

Our point is, that if you are out and about amongst the virulent hoarde, sure, use a sanitizer at certain points where you may come into contact with bacteria and viruses. But, if you are at home, do NOT NOT NOT constantly over-use a chemical hand sanitizer -- use good old soap and water as much as feasible. And if you are at home and simply going from one room to another, is it really necessary to de-bacterialize yourself? Sure, feel free to use those disinfectant handy wipes in your home or vehicle if you have visitors or passengers that may deposit vermin on surfaces in your premises. And, frankly, we admit to using the disinfectant handy wipes on products that we bring home from the store, especially food stuffs, milk cartons, and the like (not only store employees handle merchandise, but goofball customers pick up products and put them back down...). Ever notice that those goofballs and employees do not even wash their hands after going to the bathroom, which usually has a door handle that you must pull on with the obtusely open-in door (isn't that against fire regulations? so what, it spreads germs...).

The GMA segment also featured a short piece on manufacturers of hand sanitizers, and also an interview with a medical doctor, with the bottom line being a brainless sermon on the safety of the sanitizers. We did not watch out the program, but we would bet that the network will be rewarded with compensation via ads by the manufacturers, which in large part are drug companies, good old Big Pharma.

If you feel that surely the media and medical community would not mislead the populace on this, just do a search on the phrase "hand sanitizer dangers" (way over 100,000 hits in just the English language).

Again, we are not entirely against the use of hand sanitizers, as we indulge in the minimal use of it ourselves when unavoidably necessary. However, do not just pick up any old sanitizer at some retail checkout line "impulse buy" location -- we advise instead that you procure a relatively safe more natural product at a "health food store" which also is devoid of suspicious ingredients contained in regular OTC sanitizers which may someday magically induce inflammation into the joints of your hands. If you doubt that, then you are gullible, naive, or very uninformed. Anything that the Big Media bobble-heads, Big Business, Big Pharma, and Big Medicine band together to preach safety about (like this incredibly obtuse GMA segment) is in reality something that should send up red flags as to something that you should instead be extremely suspicious of...

By the way, that nutcase on GMA that used sanitizers all the time, looked like some poisoned unhealthy demented dweeb that gave the distinct impression that he was on too many "happy pills"...