THIS is the face of PURE EVIL. Martin Shkreli is a former pharmaceutical executive who enraged the public when he raised the price of Daraprim, a life-saving drug, by 5,000%!!! Watch as he pleads the fifth amendment numerous times in response to questions from members of the House Oversight Committee in February before being ejected and escorted out of the hearing. Shkreli, formerly a hedge fund manager, was being investigated for fraud.
Martin Shkreli hiked up the price of his company’s drug so high that the people who needed it the most, as a life-saving measure, could not afford this drug. Look at his face and see the lack of remorse and not an ounce of compassion as he was asked “WHY?” he did it. There is absolutely no doubt in my heart WHY I chose to leave the comforts of a pharma-supported paycheck to stand on my own two feet to find ways for my clients to teach their bodies “to heal from within”. There is a better way folks. I am a pharmacist, and have little faith in the direction we are headed with the greed and propaganda of some Big Pharma and the dismal future they are creating for our country.
Ok, so at first I thought this was a hoax. I watched a video and laughed a bit at the ridiculousness of the whole thing. Then I watched Stephen Colbert’s report on this device and realized most others thought this was just as crazy as I did! I was beyond shocked when I watched the original newscast on a credible source a few weeks ago. The FDA did indeed approve a device called the Aspire Assist. This is not an Urban Legend and will not be discounted on SNOPES. It is REAL!
The Aspire Assist is a weight loss device with the indication for weight loss to assist those who have difficulty losing weight with other means. Apparently this is the alternative to a gastric bypass without taking out a portion of the stomach or diverting digestion. It looks very much like assisted bulimia to me!
In order to reap the benefits of this device, it requires the surgical insertion of a tube through the abdominal wall directly into the stomach and is connected to a on/off valve that remains in place on your belly. After you eat a meal, rather than throw it up, you go directly to the toilet and open the valve to spill the contents into the loo. By doing this you divert the food from entering the intestines, therefore, limiting the absorption of your food. The upside, you can eat whatever you want, enjoy the taste of the food, and then a few minutes later purge from your system! Gross!
The surgical insertion of this tube has a whole host of issues related to this mechanism including the chance of horrible, maybe even life-threatening infections, increased surgical risks, and worst of all, surgically-induced nutrient depletions! If you divert your food into a tube instead of via the regular pathway, you lose all the valuable nutrients from your food and induce a malabsorption-type syndrome.
This device may plague you with a new host of issues, though you will be skinnier, now you will start seeing your HAIR FALL OUT, hypothyroidism, bowel issues and stagnancy from limited use, increased chance of bad bacteria overgrowth due to reduced stimulation of stomach acid and enzymes, increased chance of osteoporosis from not absorbing important bone building/strengthening nutrients, lack of vitamin D causing decreased immunity and increased infections, brain fog and depression from lack of nutrients that supply important vitamins and minerals for brain health…and I could go on and on.
My advice is simple, JUST SAY NO! Find yourself a talented health coach and do this the right way. There is no such thing as a quick fix and there always is an underlying issue related to any weight gain.
Are you searching for the key to Anti-Aging? If you are like most of the population, you are not excited about the aging process. What if you could find ways to intervene to modify the aging process and slow down the degeneration that would normally happen from day-to-day wear and tear?
This topic I am referring to is NUTRIGENOMICS. Nutrigenomics is a cutting-edge very exciting field of medicine that looks at the modifiable factors we can practice to help enhance optimal body functioning and slow down the process of aging. Since this is a topic I am getting more and more excited about, I will be featuring more information, videos and blogs on this topic. Why? Because I am searching for the best ways to keep myself feeling young and vibrant, and as I learn these new techniques, I want to be able to share this with all of you!
Today’s topic is Oxidative Stress. What is that??? Oxidative stress is like when an apple turns brown after you cut it in half and it is exposed to air, or oxygen. This is not a good thing. When we think of oxidative stress in your body, it is like rusting from within. Of course, when that happens, we see an accelerated process of aging, and all of the detrimental health effects that come with it. I am offering you a solution on this webinar! There is a way to counteract this process with proven nutrigenomic intervention and supplementation. For more information on how you can get started today, contact Dr. Lori at DrLori@HealYourselfBeautiful.com.
It is time. Time to share my story with all of you. We all have our share of health struggles. Mine is probably not that much different from yours. Over the next few weeks, you will get an intimate introduction into my health struggles and learn how I was able to overcome each and every insult to my health. Today, I am going to begin by sharing an awesome podcast from last summer, 2015.
I was on FIRE! This interview was featured on the Food As Medicine Podcast, hosted by Dr. Anh. Dr. Anh interviewed me on Toxic Mold Poisoning and my experience with this dangerous toxin. If you have interest in this topic and how to teach your body how to heal from this devastating toxin, then this podcast is for you. Grab a free hour, maybe while you are on a treadmill, and catch this very informative podcast!
What will you learn? You will learn many of the symptoms I dealt with as I was being poisoned by the very hostile Black Toxic Mold, Stachybotrys. I will explain how devastating this experience was and all the body systems that took a serious hit. I will note my struggles with getting practitioners to listen to me and being “blown off” by traditional doctors. I will lead you through how I detoxed this poison from my system and give you some options on how to heal yourself from similar toxic insults. You don’t want to miss this one!
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