1 The antioxidant flavonol quercetin has been shown to:
- Increase cancer risk by deactivating the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis
- Combat inflammation, prevent viral infections and regress tumors
Quercetin has been shown to combat inflammation and viral infections. It also has the ability to trigger tumor regression by interacting with your DNA and activating the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis (the programmed cell death of damaged cells). Learn more.
- Reverse low blood pressure
- Prevent obesity by modulating the hunger hormone leptin
2 Which of the following U.S. states will be the first to put government vaccine mandates to a popular vote with a ballot veto referendum to overturn a new vaccine law that revokes non-medical vaccine exemptions and prevents access to work and education for those who have not received every state mandated vaccine?
- New York
- New Jersey
Maine is fighting to repeal a new vaccine law eliminating the religious vaccine exemption. The veto referendum to overturn a law enacted in 2019 will be on a March 3, 2020 ballot. The new law revokes the religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions and prevents access to work and education for those who do not receive every state mandated vaccine. Learn more.
3 Which of the following conditions has symptoms that resemble and could be mistaken for influenza, which may have lethal consequences as it requires immediate medical treatment?
- Cat scratch fever
- Lyme disease
Some symptoms of sepsis resemble those of influenza, so it’s important to know how to distinguish the two, and to seek immediate medical attention if you suspect sepsis. Unless promptly diagnosed and treated, sepsis can rapidly progress to multiple-organ failure and death. In the U.S., nearly 270,000 people die each year as a result of septic shock. Learn more.
4 Which of the following food ingredients has been shown to elicit addiction-like cravings, impair memory and learning, and increase the risk of mental health problems in children and teens?
Excessive sugar consumption elicits addiction-like cravings, impairs memory and learning by inhibiting neurogenesis in the hippocampus, and increases the risk of mental health problems in children and adolescents by altering inhibitory neurons in the prefrontal cortex. Learn more.
- Red #40 (food color)
5 “Confusing” your muscles by varying your exercises from one session to the next has been shown to:
- Force adaptation, resulting in greatly improved muscle growth and strength, compared to a fixed strength training routine
- Have no significant benefit over a fixed strength training routine, as far as muscle growth and strength is concerned
Many believe “confusing” your muscles by varying your exercises from one session to the next forces adaptation, thus improving growth and strength and allowing you to avoid training plateaus. However, recent research found virtually no difference in strength and muscle size between those who varied their workouts and those who stuck with a fixed strength program. Those who varied their workouts did report significantly higher levels of motivation, however, which can improve adherence. Learn more.
- Inhibit adaptation, resulting in minimal muscle growth and strength, compared to a fixed strength training routine
- Decrease motivation to exercise, thus inhibiting exercise adherence, resulting in minimal fitness benefits
6 Which of the following technologies would be a far safer alternative to 5G, without the health risks?
- Radio communication
- Fiber optics
For decades, wire line telephone customers have been charged for the planned upgrade to fiber optics across the nation. Instead the funds were stolen and redirected to the deployment of wireless and 5G. Fiber optic wiring would solve the need for higher speeds without the massive health risks associated with 5G. Learn more.
- Smoke signals
7 Which of the following vitamins appear to play crucial roles in sleep, and the deficiency of which can trigger a variety of sleep disturbances by inhibiting the deep sleep phase?
- Vitamins C and K2
- Vitamin E
- Biotin and vitamin K1
- Vitamin D, A and several B vitamins
Vitamin D is a crucial component required to make acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that allows you to get into deep sleep and to get paralyzed correctly in deep sleep. B vitamins also play an important role in sleep. Ideally, you need to normalize your gut microbiome so that your gut bacteria make all the B vitamins your body and brain need. Learn more.