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Video: 11-Year-Old Takes Down Monsanto In TED Talk

11-Year-Old Takes Down Monsanto In TED Talk [wpex Read more]

The fight against Monsanto has heated up like never before, especially with the recent March Against Monsanto and other campaigns that have been rooted in similar activism. But the simple reality is that it doesn’t take a PHD to realize how Monsanto’s genetic manipulation of the food supply is an assault on the health of the world — an experiment to which we do not know the full extent of the damage. Instead, as 11-year-old Birke Baehr shows us, it simply takes a bit of research.

I wanted to share Birke’s TEDX speech as I feel it shows just how far the information we continue to cover each day has spread. Even the youngest citizens of the world are continuing the tradition of seeking truth that those before them have initiated since the beginning. The speech also reveals how even an 11-year-old can examine the situation at hand and realize the inherent problems that go along with giving control of the world’s staple food supply to a company that created one of the deadliest chemical weapons of all time — Agent Orange.

A History Of Corruption

We know that Monsanto was responsible for creating the Vietnam-era chemical warfare weapon known as Agent Orange. A chemical creation that killed 400,000 individuals (many of which were innocent or our own troops), led to 300,000 plus birth defects, and continues to haunt veterans and their families to this day. We also know that Monsanto managed to slip away from criminal charges without so much as a real apology. Quite simply, this is a company with a confirmed history of widespread death that has, in typical mega corporation fashion, utilized an army of lawyers to protect itself from fair treatment within the court system.

And thanks to the company’s extreme ties to the government and the media, from associates like top FDA head Michael Taylor, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and beyond, it has managed to get away without a hitch. Monsanto’s good pal Clarence Thomas has even helped secure them a foothold within the Supreme Court that has allowed for them to openly patent life under what the Supreme Court determines to be a perfectly ‘legal’ practice.

Watch as Birke exposes Monsanto based on the information surrounding the GMO juggernaut that he has researched during his homeschooling.

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6 Steps to Growing Your Own Sprouts for Better Nutrition

by June 24th, 2013 Updated 05/07/2014

Getting more antioxidants and phytochemicals is one of the easiest ways to prevent cancer, reach your physical peak and have lots of energy. Sprouting grains, non-GMO seeds and legumes can increase your nutrition by up to an astounding 900%. Sprouts are also full of minerals, amino acids, protein and chlorophyll.

Why not start growing some in your own kitchen? Here are six very simple steps to get your sprouts started:

  • 1.   Begin with the easy ones. If you want to sprout seeds, broccoli, alfalfa, mustard or radish, sprouts are super easy to grow. You can also try sprouting legumes. Lentils, mung beans and adzuki are really easy ones to begin with. You can also sprout your beans and still cook them, boosting their nutritional content exponentially regardless. Just make sure you buy ‘seed quality’ legumes before sprouting.
  • 2.   Get your supplies. You don’t need much. Start with some wide mouthed mason jars with perforated lids, or you can buy sprouting jars online that have plastic perforated tops already. You will need to rinse and drain your sprouts, that is why you need perforation. You can use nylon cut into squares and rubber bands to cover your lids if you are doing your sprouting DIY style. You may also want a large shallow pan to drain your jars into. Once you set out your jars, make sure they are not in direct heat or a draft. They like a shady area with no extreme temperatures – ideally around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, but this doesn’t need to be exact.
  • 3.   Measure your seeds and get your filtered water ready. For every one cup of sprouts you only need about ¼ tablespoon of seeds. Measure your seeds or legumes into your jars, and add water. Cover them completely. The water should be reverse osmosis filtered or distilled for best results and health.
  • 4.   Next, put your perforated lids on your seeds and allow them soak for a few hours. You want them to soak up the water but not get mushy. You will then drain them off and leave them alone. You will do this for about three to five days, depending on the germination rate of each seed or legume. Soak, rinse, repeat. Make sure you rinse, because natural toxins are released into the water when you soak the seeds (like cyanide in many legumes).
  • 5.   Allow the sprouts to start growing. Once the seeds start to sprout, place them in the sun. They will be treated like plants for a few days. You want them to get a good start, as if they were going to be a full-grown plant, with about a ½ inch or inch of growth before you consume them. This will ensure they are at the peak of their nutrition.
  • 6.   Once the sprouts are grown, place them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and consume at your leisure. They will last about a week before you will need to grow some new ones, but since it is such an easy process, you can ensure you have fresh sprouts all the time.

Eating Healthy on a Budget – 5 Tips for Smart, Healthy Shopping

by Paul Fassa May 8th, 2013

Few people are able or ready to grow their own food. With food prices rising and the dollar shrinking, it’s a good idea to know what to buy and where. The first thing to realize is eating solely for taste or convenience while eating out often are the wrong approaches. But eating healthy on a budget is quite possibly more important than ever, and it’s best to start right now.[wpex Read more].

Allocating serious shopping time for some trial and error to determine where the best deals are is necessary. If you have more than one health food store available, learn which ones offer better deals on specific items and keep up with their sales fliers.

Cooperatives or co-ops usually charge an annual membership fee to get the better deals. You’ll have to decide if it’s worth it. You may be surprised that sometimes the pricier stores will have better deals on some items than the less expensive stores.

If you think you cannot spend the money for quality, organic foods, add up all your eating out expenses and the chips and dips and other processed yummy food and snack expenditures. Processed foods have unhealthy additives that make you eat more. These eating and snacking habits can add up to an expense greater than buying whole organic foods and preparing them from scratch. Not to mention the money you’d save on pharmacy visits and medical bills from replacing your destructive food with health-boosting food.

A Few Suggestions for Eating Healthy on a Budget

There are many tips and tricks for saving money while eating healthful foods at the same time. Many people think it’s not possible, but you may be surprised. Here are a few suggestions for eating healthy while on a budget.

1. Breads

Here’s where you have to spring for the bucks. If possible, invest in a bread making machine and make your own from non-wheat grain items ordered online or from local bulk bins. Then you’ll get the highest quality breads for the cheapest prices, though admittedly with the most work. Otherwise, try to find a local bakery that makes fresh, organic bread without bleached white flour or bromides (bromine).

Bleached flour is a chemically induced artificial, digestive clogging non-nutrient abomination for easy dough, literally and financially. White flours in Europe are bleached by the sun; chemical bleaching is not allowed there. Bromine makes mass produced baking easier and cost efficient, but it replaces the vital nutrient iodine from thyroid glands, which leads to hypothyroidism and all sorts of related health problems.

Avoid bread, rolls, doughnuts, and cakes that list “potassium bromate” or “bromated flour” among their ingredients. It’s likely the higher end whole grain baked products from California bakeries and Ezekiel products that are bromate free.

Related Read: Top 10 Healthful Yet Inexpensive Organic Foods

2. and 3. Grains and Legumes

Organic rice and beans from bulk bins are healthful and cheap. Healthy cold pressed oils, lemons, and spices can give you a variety of flavors. Avoid canned beans even if they’re in non-BPA cans.

The bulk dried beans should be soaked overnight for boiling the next day. Organic lentils are inexpensive and healthful, and they don’t require any soaking time. Most other beans, like black or turtle beans and garbanzo or chick peas do need overnight soaking.

Some insist that grains should be soaked overnight to partially remove nutrition-blocking phytic acid or phytates. Soaking organic steel cut oats overnight with a two to one water to oats ratio makes morning cereal preparation quick and easy as well more healthful. After the overnight soak, bring the oats to a boil, shut off the heat, cover with a lid and leave it for around 15 to 20 minutes.

And in case you didn’t know, beans are some of the foods for eating healthy on a budget, while also being some of the best emergency foods to keep around in case of a crisis or disaster.

4. Produce

This is the trickiest for budgeting when it comes to fresh organic produce. It requires serious shopping and coupon/sales flier scavenging. If you can’t find organic produce to fit your budget, at least avoid the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG)dirty dozen” and shop for their “clean fifteen” listed here.

It’s best to lightly steam or eat the veggies raw. A salad a day with dark greens, cucumber and carrot slices is a good way to eat veggies. Juicing is especially healthful as well, although will require more produce than usually.

5. Soups

When it comes to soups, do not choose MSG laden instant soups or conveniently canned soups, even if their labels say no BPA. Slow cook soups the old fashioned way with veggies, potatoes, and beans. A wand or stick immersion blender is ideal for grinding and mixing the veggies in your soup as it cooks in the pot.

Make enough to refrigerate what’s left over. It seasons while stored in the fridge to taste even better after a couple of days. This is healthier and cheaper over time.

Another way to boost nutrients for grains and legumes while offering variety is by sprouting. Sprouting broccoli seeds gives you a super food, while many other seeds and legumes can be sprouted as well. Doing your own sprouts is much less expensive and offers fresher sprouts then store bought.

Do you have any of your own tips for eating healthy on a budget? Don’t forget to share them in the comments below!

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Israeli Breakfasts – Don’t Skip that Morning Meal

El Al's New Airplane Breakfast Photo by Anatoly Michalo Learn from those delicious Israeli hotel breakfasts – whether you are in Israel or anywhere else – and don’t skip a healthy morning meal..[wpex Read more] By Nili Abrahams,

Israel is famous for its breakfast. This fresh and colourful morning meal served at Israeli hotels and vacation destinations includes: an assortment of salads, cheeses, herrings, fruit and breads to start. It might possibly be the reason that Israel was ranked 6th by Bloomberg Rankings of the World’s healthiest countries in May 2012.

Israelis know how to start their morning right.

Are you trying to lose weight by skipping breakfast each day? Do you grab coffees a few times throughout your day rushing to just keep going? Do you find yourself binging at supper and well into the evening?

This is not the ideal weight loss plan. Skipping breakfast must mean that the body’s need and craving for food is ignored. A cycle of binge eating sabotages all efforts at staying nutritionally balanced. Many people overeat in the evenings because they are beyond hungry. Good intentions and weight loss goals can’t be met under these erratic conditions.

The first step to successful weight loss is eating a healthy breakfast. Many studies show that this meal lays the foundation for lifelong health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, improving sugar numbers and possibly preventing heart disease. Breakfast feeds the brain the nutrients it needs for learning, problem solving and improving short term memory while ensuring you feel more energized.

Going without breakfast may mean eating more throughout the day. And finally breakfast eaters consume more nutrients such as calcium and potassium than non breakfast eaters.

A healthful breakfast could consist of eggs, vegetables, fruit and a wholesome grain. You might enjoy a smoothie made with plain yogurt, berries and some ground flax seeds and chia. Leftover brown rice and steamed vegetables make a perfect breakfast. Mix up your breakfast choices to prevent boredom and falling back on old habits.

The possibilities for a creative start to your day are endless. So enjoy your tasty beginnings knowing that you are doing your body a great favour.

Nili Abrahams, Certified Holistic Health Coach at ChooseLifeNutrition, integrating Health and Wellness with Torah’s Wisdom.

And remember you can choose your best life one step at a time.

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Israeli Breakfast Recipes

Making an Israeli breakfast at home is simple, and the results are delicious. This recipe is really just a guideline – use the specific kinds of ingredients (i.e. type of cheese, eggs etc.) that appeal to you. Read less

You’ll need: Cheeses – hard, soft, cottage cheese, labane Olives – whole Israeli olives or other Mediterranean olives Israeli salad – chopped vegetable salad Eggs – scrambled, fried, hard or soft-boiled, an omelet… Bread – freshly baked artisan bread, with a nice crust! Butter, jams, honey… Freshly squeezed juices Tea (mint tea is especially fitting with this meal) or coffee Directions: Prepare the Israeli salad. Click here for recipe. Prepare eggs. If you’re making an omelet, consider adding chopped fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro), chopped green onions, fried onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese… Bring out the olives, cheese, bread and spreads Serve with your beverage(s) of choice And from About.com

Israeli Breakfast

Giora Shimoni

Israeli Breakfast:

To avoid the hot sun, Israel’s pioneer farmers would work in the early morning. After the day heated up and their appetites were large, they would break for a hearty meal of bread, olives, cheese, and vegetables. While few Israelis today take the time to eat this full morning meal, Israeli hotels generally serve a large, varied and satiating “Israeli breakfast” to tourists.

Hummus:

Hummus, a Mediterranean dip made of pureed chick peas, tastes best when eaten with fresh pita bread.

Tehina :

Tehina, a thick dip with sesame seeds as its base, was brought to Israel by Jewish refugees from the Arab countries.

Labaneh:

Labaneh, a homemade yogurt cheese, is just as popular a spread as hummus and tehina in Israel.

Baba Ghanouj :

Baba Ghanouj is a dip made of roasted, pureed eggplant.

Shakshouka:

Shakshouka, from the Hebrew word leshakshek meaning “to shake”, is a popular, spiced, egg and tomato dish.

Israeli Salad:

Vegetable Salad is enjoyed by Israelis three times a day – at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mixed Cheese Salad :

This Mixed Cheese Salad combines cottage and feta with cucumbers, peppers and onions.

Rugelach:

Rugelach, which means “little horns”, are small pastries made from rich cream cheese dough and filled with jam, chocolate, honey, or nuts.

Turkish Coffee:

Turkish Coffee is surprisingly easy to make and an essential part of the Israeli breakfast menu.

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Eight telltale signs you’ve eaten toxic food

Cat-FoodMonday, July 22, 2013 by: S. D. Wells http://www.naturalnews.com/041302_toxic_foods_symptoms_MSG_headache.html

(NaturalNews) What you are about to read may come as a major shock to your brain, especially if you read the newspaper, flip through popular magazines often, or pay any attention to the advertisements on television. What you are about to read may seem too simple to be true, and it’s exactly what the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the AMA (American Medical Association), and the Western World of prescription medications does NOT want you to understand, much less remember and use to your advantage. Your body’s immediate response (within 6 hours) to consuming something that it does not want to process and cannot utilize for nutrition are often tell tale signs that if you continue to inflict the same “damage” to your system, eventually major system “failure” will occur.

Just as your car or truck needs clean gas, clean oil, and a clean air filter to function properly, your body needs “clean” food. If you pour in the wrong kind of oil, or gas that’s loaded with “fillers” or your exhaust system is clogged up, your car will give you obvious and immediate signs of system breakdown, like bucking when you step on the gas, or smoke coming out of the tail pipe, or the “check engine” light will come on. What will you do about it? Will you pour in more dirty gas and more of the wrong oil? Will you try to keep driving until the engine completely fails? Will you drive to the first car “doctor” (rip-off mechanic) and get the latest “prescription” (car parts or “diagnostic” you don’t need) and waste your money, your time, and destroy all common sense when it comes to proper maintenance? What ever happened to preventive maintenance?

It’s time to understand that your symptoms are simply your body’s way of telling you to “check fluid.” All of those “symptoms” are signs with simple remedies that will provide you with a long lasting, productive “engine” (the only one you’ll ever have). That engine will burn clean “fuel,” it will fire on all cylinders all the time, and won’t break down when you need it most, and that’s every day of your life. (http://www.nongmoproject.org)

8 Telltale Signs are “Flashing”

Without further adieu, here are 8 telltale signs that you’ve consumed some toxic food and your “symptoms” need more than just cover up medicine, in fact, your body needs organic food, from now on:

You have a migraine headache: Most headaches are the result of dehydration. Drink only natural spring water and stop consuming concentrated salts like monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed soy protein, autolyzed yeast extract and maltodextrin. Also, never drink water from the tap, as it contains fluoride and bleach, which add to dehydration and other chronic health problems.

You are experiencing inflammation or edema: Are you retaining abnormal amounts of water? This could show up as weight gain. Do your hands and feet swell often? Are you consuming excessive animal protein, dairy, or GM wheat? What about refined sugars? Check the sodium levels in processed foods, especially ones you ate in the past 6 hours. Most doctors will not tell you that this is a dietary problem.

You have vertigo (dizziness): This is usually an equilibrium issue in the inner ear, boiling right back to diet. Check your recent intake for MSG, Aspartame, nitrates in meats and concentrated sweets. (http://www.drfuhrman.com)

You are constipated or you have diarrhea, stomach pains, acid reflux or irritable bowels (IBS): Gluten is “mutant” GMO food “glue” and causes constipation. Gluten and artificial sweeteners can irritate your entire digestive tract and pollute your cleansing organs with synthetic toxins which may never release. Your body knows when you’ve consumed these “poisons” and lets you know right away. Pay attention to the warning signs.

You are breaking out with a skin rash, eczema or psoriasis: Check your concentrated sweets, gluten, GMO pesticide-laden foods like corn and soy, and remember, the more processed food you eat, the more you break out with these skin conditions. Even typical medications like aspirin, cough syrup and ibuprofen can be overdone and cause headaches and rashes.

You are experiencing lethargy: Nothing slows down a human body faster than “trash” food. Any athlete will tell you “garbage in – garbage out,” which means if you eat nutrient-void food, you will not have any energy. It’s not complicated. Read more about organic food and Superfoods and realize you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to get rolling on the highway of vitality. (http://www.mybitesofbliss.com/)

You are caught in a massive brain fog: Did you just drink some tap water? Did you just get a flu shot or a vaccine? Did you just eat something with aspartame in it? Did you just return from the dentist with a new mercury cavity filling? Did you just take some toxic pharmaceutical medication for anxiety, depression or ADHD? Visit the Health Ranger’s Nutrition Store on line for the natural remedy: (http://store.naturalnews.com)

You have no motivation and you are depressed: Everyone has heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” It’s true. If you eat animals that lived their whole life depressed, you will experience depression. If you eat pesticide and insecticide that makes bugs sick, you will be sick. Know what’s in your food at all times. Get the free phone app called “Fooducate” and scan the barcodes of every food product for toxins, before you buy anything! (http://www.fooducate.com/)

Most prescription medications seem idiotic

Any intelligent, informed human being listening to the advertisements for QUACK medications on television today immediately realizes that the side effects are 10 times worse than the condition being treated, and 9 out of 10 times, the condition being treated is a host of symptoms resulting from consuming toxic food. If you imagine that you are watching a comedy skit, perhaps a Saturday Night Live mock commercial, you can laugh at these real commercials for real prescription medications and know that they do nothing but harm to the body and the brain. By covering up symptoms or temporarily “killing the pain,” human beings are acting like complete idiots, asking for massive system failure later on, all while they continue consuming toxic food. There is a simple solution to the madness.

If you are experiencing one or more of the 8 most popular categories of “telltale” symptoms of toxic food consumption, simply go through your refrigerator, freezer and pantry and throw away everything which is not organic or locally grown without food additives, pesticides, and that which is not processed, and begin your journey towards perfect health and longevity. Never cut the wire to the “check engine” light. Also, do not believe the myths and the lies about GMO, which are dangerous genetically modified organisms in your food. They WILL break down your “engine.” Change your daily intake and don’t be a processed idiot who believes in covering up symptoms with toxic medications. Toxic food and toxic medications to treat “toxic food” symptoms are a 75 year old science scam! The biggest question of them all is, “Are you promoting disease or protecting yourself against it?”

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5 Poison ‘Medicines’ Women Should Avoid and Replace with Natural Remedies

by    July 1st, 2013 While science is always developing, the western world is slow to alter its ways in the face of evidence pointing to the dangers or inefficiency of new medicine and realizations that old treatments could replace current medicines. As ludicrous as this sounds, it is no different than some of the decisions we make with our health. Everyone could make some beneficial changes, and a woman’s well-being is often neglected due to these hard-sticking myths about our health. Here are 5 ‘medicines’ that can easily be replaced with more natural alternatives: [wpex Read more]

1. Uva Ursi Instead of Antibiotoics

Antibiotics are already over-prescribed for many ailments, and they are causing bacteria to become stronger and more resistant to the prescription drugs that are often prescribed. Urinary tract infections are often stubborn and are primarily treated in allopathic medicine with more than one type of antibiotic. This type of infection can happen often in women, and is sometimes referred to as ‘the honeymooner’s disease.’ Uva Ursi, also known as bearberry, has been used for centuries as a natural diuretic and homeopathic treatment for ailments like urinary tract infections, bladder inflammation, and other inflammatory diseases primarily due to two chemical constituents: arbutin and hydroquinone. The herb is also full of antioxidants and has an astringent affect, so it naturally fights unwanted bacteria. Conversely, antibiotics disrupt the natural flora of the gut and wipe out all the good bacteria in the bladder and urethra so that persistent urinary tract infections are more likely to occur.

2. Chrysin in Passion Flower Extracts Instead of Breast Cancer Drugs

Many of the estrogen-stopping drugs found in aromatase-inhibitors made by the pharmaceutical companies can wreck havoc on a woman’s body. They are often used to treat breast cancer, but with prolonged use they cause liver inflammation and even cancer. Chrysin, a naturally occurring flavanoid in passion flower, has shown to effectively reduce inflammation which leads to this type of cancer through the Cox 2 pathway.

3. Stop Giving Your Baby BPA-Filled Teething Rings and use Baltic Amber Instead

While many baby teething rings are filled with BPA (biosphenal A), an industrial chemical which can adversely affect your baby’s brain and development, Baltic amber teething necklaces and rings made with real amber and not counterfeit are full of succinic acid. Baltic amber specifically has an 8% concentration of this beneficial natural compound. Amber found in the Baltic region has been used throughout Europe for centuries as a natural antibiotic and cure for numerous ailments.

4. Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps Instead of Medications that Harm the Endocrine System

There are two types of menstrual cramps: primary and secondary dysmenorrheal. They are both equally debilitating for millions of women. Instead of popping Midol like candy, try increasing your omega 3 fatty acids, eat more magnesium and try acupressure. These will all save endocrine system from producing more stress hormones, which can happen due to the high levels of caffeine in products like Midol. Overuse of Ibuprofin or aspirin can also adversely affect your gastrointestinal system. Check out our home remedies for menstrual cramps page for more natural alternatives.

5. Breathe, Meditate or Do Yoga Instead of Taking Anti-Depressants

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association said that many medications like Paxil and Prozac were no more effective than a placebo pill, but they have a whole lot of unsavory side effects. If you are feeling blue, try taking a deep diaphragmatic breath, as suggested by a recent NPR programmeditate (it has been proven to be more effective at reducing pain than morphine) or do some yoga, which naturally relieves deep emotional and psychological tensions from the body.[/wpex] TOP

 

Small Lifestyle Changes May Have Big Impact On Reducing Stroke Risk

STROKE act fastJune 6, 2013 — Making small lifestyle changes could reduce your risk of having a stroke, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Researchers assessed stroke risk using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and don’t smoke. “We used the assessment tool to look at stroke risk and found that small differences in health status were associated with large reductions in stroke risk,” said Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., senior author and professor of medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Researchers divided the Life’s Simple 7 scores into three categories: zero to four points for inadequate, five to nine points for average, and 10 to 14 points for optimum cardiovascular health. [wpex Read more] Researchers found:

  • Every one-point increase toward a better score was associated with an 8 percent lower stroke risk.
  • Compared to those with inadequate scores, people with optimum scores had a 48 percent lower stroke risk and those with average scores had a 27 percent lower stroke risk.
  • A better score was associated with a similar reduced stroke risk in blacks and whites.

While black participants had worse Life’s Simple 7 scores than whites, the association of the Life’s Simple 7 score with stroke risk was similar in black and white participants. “This highlights the critical importance of improving these health factors since blacks have nearly twice the stroke mortality rates as whites,” Cushman said. Cushman and colleagues reviewed information on 22,914 black and white Americans age 45 and older who are participating in a nationwide population-based study called the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS). Researchers collected data in 2003-07 by telephone, self-administered questionnaires and at-home exams. Participants were followed for 5 years for stroke. Many of the study participants live in the Southeast region of the United States where death rates from stroke are the highest. During the study, 432 strokes occurred. All seven health factors in Life’s Simple 7 played an important role in predicting the risk for stroke, but having ideal blood pressure was the most important indicator of stroke risk, researchers said. “Compared to those with poor blood pressure status, those who were ideal had a 60 percent lower risk of future stroke,” Cushman said. Researchers also found that those who didn’t smoke or quit smoking more than one year prior to the beginning of the study had a 40 percent lower stroke risk. Each year, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke — the No. 4 killer and a leading cause of long-term disability. Every four minutes, an American dies from stroke. People can check their health status at www.mylifecheck.org. [/wpex] TOP

 

Study – Probiotics reduce obesity and diabetes

Probiotics-DairyFriday, July 12, 2013 by: PF Louis (NaturalNews) Probiotics have been covered in the alternative health media, especially Natural News, extensively over the past few years. Yet the mainstream media hardly touches it. And when’s the last time your doctor recommended taking probiotics, even after prescribing antibiotics? One might conclude from doctors’ ignorance of probiotic importance and their reluctance to recommend them that there’s not enough medical literature available for them to peruse. But PubMed has recorded almost 10,000 published international probiotic related studies suggesting various treatment modalities since 1954. Nearly 900 have been published in the first half of this year alone, demonstrating the increased interest and awareness of probiotics’ health benefits.

Recent study obliquely addresses mainstream medical ignorance

[wpex Read more] A study published by the peer reviewed Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) on July 8, 2013 states the study’s background and premise for their research into probiotics for obesity and diabetes: “Prescription of probiotics as obesity and diabetes therapy is limited due to insufficient efficacy data and lack of understanding of their mechanism of action.” The irony of that statement is allopathic medical doctors rarely if ever even advise the use of probiotics for anything, even after mass murdering gut friendly bacteria with antibiotics, despite decades of thousands of published studies. Nevertheless, this research team took it upon themselves to tackle the ever increasing epidemics of obesity and diabetes with a novel approach – probiotics. But they didn’t use off-the-shelf yogurt. They used a pricey product offered by Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals called VSL#3, which offers a variety of bacteria count strengths that can be purchased online or in pharmacies or, at its highest bacteria count, has to be prescribed. Note: Sigma-Tau is a pharmaceutical company and their online ordering website displays numerous pharmacies that sell their products, yet there’s no mention of health food stores. The clinical trial was done with mice. Their weight gain and insulin resistance was suppressed by VSL3’s influence of gut flora, which resulted in the release of hormones that specifically reduce food cravings and promote glucose tolerance, both helpful for preventing obesity and diabetes type 2. Those hormone releases were linked to the increased levels of a short chain fatty acid (SCFA) butyrate created by certain intestinal wall cells from the probiotic supplement’s influence. It’s generally understood that certain conditions, such as chronic candida overgrowth, may require a dramatic intervention with more heavily loaded probiotic supplements than what’s generally available in fermented foods or even most probiotic supplements. So here’s a list of this product’s bacteria strains: • Bifidobacterium breve • Bifidobacterium longum • Bifidobacterium infantis • Lactobacillus acidophilus • Lactobacillus plantarum • Lactobacillus paracasei • Lactobacillus bulgaricus • Streptococcus thermophilus As mentioned earlier, the amounts of these strains vary, with the most expensive and highest amount available by prescription only. But who knows enough about probiotics with prescription power? You could shop your favorite health food store and you will find those eight strains in some probiotic supplements. The amounts of bacteria are a different matter. You can visit the VSL3 site (linked below) and use their stats to compare with what you find with other sources. In addition to antibiotics, vaccines and the transfer viruses used for GMOs adversely affect beneficial gut flora (bacteria). So do stress and SAD (standard American Diet). Make sure any probiotic supplement you purchase is organic. Here’s why, according to Mike Adams the Health Ranger’s research (http://www.naturalnews.com). According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), more of the population is probiotic deficient from infancy than before. Her book offers a diet to offset these deficiencies, while others online contribute more recipes to the GAPS diet. (GAPS, sources below) With all the latest data on the gut as our “second brain” and probiotics providing up to 80% of our immune system’s capacity, it’s wise to check out other methods, including homemade fermentation, for restoring and balancing beneficial gut flora here (http://www.naturalnews.com). Sources for this article include: http://www.jbc.org  http://www.vsl3.com  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov http://www.gaps.me

7 Probiotic Foods That Help In Digestion, Reduceing Depression & Improve Heart Health

 

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Your intestines are home to million bacteria, some good and some bad. Recent research suggests that the more good bacteria in your gut, the stronger your immune system will be. Probiotics are often referred to as “good bacteria”—they help the body absorb important vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, chromium, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, just to name a few.

7 Probiotic Foods That Help In Digestion, Reduce Depression & Improve Heart Health

Soft Cheeses

It’s packed with lactobacillus casel, a beneficial bacterium that neutralizes bad bacteria and boosts immunity. Add fresh fruit to cottage cheese for even more health benefits from Vitamin C and antioxidants. Soft fermented cheeses have bacteria that survive the passage through the GI tract, giving you better gut bacteria that eventually benefit your brain and emotional health.

Tempeh

Tempeh is made from naturally fermented soybeans. With a slightly nutty flavor, it’s a good source of probiotics—and, because it contains all the essential amino acids, it’s a complete source of vegetarian protein.

Cultured Vegetable

Made from fermented cabbage and other vegetables, sauerkraut is not diverse in probiotics, but is high in organic acids (what gives food its sour taste) which support the growth of good bacteria. Kimchi is a cousin to sauerkraut and is the Korean take on cultured veggies. Both of the fermented formulas are also high in enzymes, which can aid digestion.

Kefir

This fermented dairy product is a unique combination of goat’s milk and fermented kefir grains. High in lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria, kefir is also rich in antioxidants. Look for a good, organic version at your local health food store.

Yogurt

Possibly the most popular probiotic food is live cultured yogurt or greek yogurt made from the milk of cows, goats, or sheep. Yogurt in most cases can rank at the top of probiotic foods if it comes from raw grass-fed animals. It is recommend when buying yogurt to look for 3 things. First, that it comes from goat’s or sheep milk, second, that it is grass-fed, and third, that it is organic.

Kombucha

This is a form of fermented tea that contains a high amount of healthy gut bacteria. This probiotic drink has been used for centuries and is believed to help increase your energy, enhance your wellbeing, and maybe even help you lose weight.

Kimchi

Kimchi is an extremely spicy and sour fermented cabbage, typically served alongside meals in Korea. Besides beneficial bacteria, Kimchi is also a great source of beta-carotene, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. Kimchi is one of the best probiotic foods you can add to your diet, assuming you can handle the spice, of course.

Sources:

1- http://paleoleap.com/eat-probiotic-foods/ 2- http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9331/top-10-probiotic-foods-to-add-to-your-diet.html 3- http://draxe.com/probiotic-foods/ 4- http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20565745,00.html

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The benefits of using cilantro

March 14, 2014 by: Sandeep Godiyal
(NaturalNews) Cilantro is far from just being an herb used for side dishes in Mexican food. Even though this herb takes on the appearance of parsley, it does not taste like it at all. With that in mind, because it looks so much like parsley, it is important to keep your herbs properly marked.

Cilantro is best known for how well it detoxifies the human body.
Dr. Edward Group, CEO of Global Healing Center, states that “cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing and rightfully so, this herb is a powerful, natural cleansing agent. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue.” This does not mean that we should not err on the side of caution, though, and consult with our primary care physician regarding detoxing. Once toxins become mobilized, the elimination process must be quick in order to prevent physical harm.

Juicing from cilantro, at least six cups, is highly recommended every week. It is not recommended, of course, that this be done all at once. Begin by adding two cups of cilantro juice in with your regular juicing routine at least three times per week. It is optimal if you are already using a dark leafy juice blend of spinach and parsley in your juicing routine.

If you have an aversion to the taste of cilantro, you can help mitigate the taste through use of properly juicing with greens.

There are a number of nutritional benefits to cilantro. [wpex Read more]
There is an unusual array of antioxidants and phytonutrients found in cilantro, which are both rich in healing properties such as being antiseptic, fungicidal, aphrodisiac, analgesic, having digestive properties and being a natural stimulant. When cilantro is juiced raw, it is in its most powerful form.

Even though cilantro only has traces of vitamin B, it is a very good source of vitamins K and A, and C vitamins. Cilantro is also a good source of potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and sodium. It is important, especially in these days, to keep the body rich in minerals.

Cilantro helps heal the body in many ways.

It is an anxiety reducer.

It has been shown, after long-term use, to remove mercury from tissue. There are very few herbs that can remove heavy metals from the body, and cilantro is one of them.

The small intestine reacts well to cilantro, and it helps with eliminating waste in a healthy manner.

Helps with macular degeneration, red eyes and eye disorders.

Helps stave off infections and urinary tract infections.

Vitamin K plays the strongest roles in bone health, and cilantro is richest in this vitamin.

Helps prevent anemia by building up blood supplies.

The stems are rich in antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and epigenin.

When juiced and consumed as part of a regular routine, cilantro is known to help reduce the amount of damaged fats found in cell membranes.

Sources:

http://resully.com

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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 Chocolate Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by 39%, Stroke by 29%

by Contributor July 1st, 2013

Dark Chocolate: Half A Bar Per Week May Keep Heart Attack Risk At Bay

Dark Chocolate: Half A Bar Per Week May Keep Heart Attack Risk At Bay

Recent research findings released by the scientific community will gladden the hearts of chocolate lovers the world over. Instead of being regarded as a sinfully decadent food that people should avoid, growing evidence indicates that it may be beneficial in preventing several medical conditions. Recent investigations published in the British Medical Journal show that eating chocolate is linked to a 39% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% reduced risk of stroke. Other studies show chocolate may be helpful in preventing metabolic diseases and pre-eclampsia as well. [wpex Read more]

Boosting the Heart with Chocolate

During the past 10 years, cardiologists have responded with healthy skepticism to research suggesting chocolate’s possible cardiovascular effects. Since it does not fit into the profile of unappealing and difficult lifestyle measures aimed at improving health, doctors were reluctant to embrace the concept that a food so enjoyable could actually be beneficial. Now, however, an expanding number of cardiologists are considering the potential cardiovascular advantages of chocolate as being valid. Researchers involved in the British study, who compiled a systematic review of seven studies using data from 114,000 patients, express two main cautions. They say the results fail to provide definitive proof of chocolate’s cardiovascular benefit, theorizing that the positive effects could possibly be caused by something else chocolate eaters do. Their other concern is that commercially available chocolate has a high caloric content, which can lead to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease. Since dark chocolate has a higher amount of cocoa and lower amount of sugar, it would be preferable over the other varieties. Scientists postulate that the component of chocolate responsible for the cardiovascular effects is flavonols, which they believe renders a bodily substance, nitric oxide, more bioavailable. The greater bioavailability of this substance increases blood vessel elasticity and also lowers blood pressure and high fat blood levels. Additionally, it reduces insulin resistance, as well as lowers platelet stickiness and blood clotting. Aside from benefits for cardiovascular health and possibly diabetes, these compounds may also help prevent eclampsia, which is a dangerous rise in blood pressure during pregnancy. And other course this isn’t the only research to shed some light on chocolate’s heart-healthy benefits. One study found that compared to those eating white chocolate, individuals who ate dark chocolate reduced their “bad” cholesterol by 20% while increasing their “good” cholesterol by the same percentage. Another study found that Swedish who ate one or two servings of dark chocolate each week cut their risk of heart failure by up to one-third. This study lasted 9 years and included 31,000 participants. Until further studies are performed to ascertain why chocolate appears beneficial, doctors will not be “prescribing” it to patients. However, they admit that the health benefits of chocolate can be experienced guilt-free when it’s moderately consumed. Therefore, those who regularly consume a judicious amount of chocolate can enjoy it. Additional Sources: MedicalNewsToday The Wall Street Journal ScienceDaily[/wpex] TOP

6 Foods for Naturally Managing Cholesterol

by   06July2014

Cholesterol is a necessary nutrient that is often misunderstood. In an interview at NaturalNews, Dr. B explains that cholesterol is far from all bad, actually working to repair and protect the body. Still, 71 million Americans “suffer” from high cholesterol and many manage it with potentially-dangerous medications like statins, this when the proper balance of cholesterol can be managed with dietary changes.

There are some foods that naturally help balance cholesterol levels. Some you may have heard of and others could be news to you:

1. Oats

Oatmeal is often marketed as a solution for those struggling to reduce their cholesterol levels. Oats are a good source of soluble fiber, which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream, according to the Mayo Clinic. One study found adding oatmeal to your morning meal could aid in reducing cholesterol by as much as 7 percent.

2. Fish

Fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids can both reduce blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already suffered a heart attack, omega 3 fats can reduce the risk of sudden death. Fish high in omega-3s include: salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and halibut.

Read: 5 Easy Ways to Elevate ‘Good’ Cholesterol Levels

3. Olive Oil

For many, the idea of adding fat to reduce cholesterol seems counterintuitive, but the antioxidants in olive oil can help lower LDL cholesterol while leaving HDL (good) cholesterol alone.

4. Nuts

Rich in plant sterols and ‘good’ fats, nuts can prevent the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. They are high in calories, however, so for those who are simultaneously watching their weight, a serving size of about two ounces a day is plenty.

5. Tomatoes

Slice tomatoes on a sandwich, on your salad, or eat them whole, straight out of the garden. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which helps reduce LDL levels.

6. Green Tea

Rich in catechins, green tea differs from black and other forms of tea because of how it is prepared, dried prior to the fermentation process. These antioxidant compounds are loaded with many benefits, among them: cholesterol control.

There are many modern ills that can be remedied with diet and diet alone. Before seeking out a potentially damaging prescription drug, consider natural alternatives for what ails you.

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What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More

by Lisa Garber December 28th, 2012 milkchemicals 260x162 What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and MoreWith the aid of innovative and highly sensitive testing, Spanish-Moroccan scientists determined that there could be up to 20 painkillers, antibiotics, and growth hormones in a single glass of milk. The researchers say that the traces are so small that consumers need not worry about adverse effects, so we’ll just have to take their word for it, it seems. The scientists analyzed 20 samples of milk—cow’s, goat’s, and human—bought in Spain and Morocco, and found a chemical cocktail of ingredients added to the animal’s diet prior to milking or contamination through feed or on the farm. Some of the contaminants found in trace amounts include triclosan (an anti-fungal), 17-beta-estradiol (a sex hormone), and florfenicol (an antibiotic). It’s worth noting that the image provided by the University of Jaen lists the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac twice in error. Their findings were published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Advances in Food Safety

University of Jaen’s Dr. Evaristo Ballesteros marveled over their technique, which could be used to assess the food safety of other products. “We believe the new methodology will help to provide a more effective way of determining the presence of these kinds of contaminants in milk or other products.” “Food quality control laboratories could use this new tool to detect these drugs before they enter the food chain. This would raise consumers’ awareness and give them the knowledge that food is…harmless, pure, genuine, beneficial to health, and free of toxic residues.” While all types of milk tested contained chemicals cow’s milk was most contaminated. This is not surprising, seeing as cows are routinely given antibiotics, growth hormones, and fed questionable GMO feed. Unfortunately, you will probably be picking up some of these chemicals each time you purchase milk from big-time and conventional supermarkets. milk chemicals1 What’s in Your Milk? 20+ Painkillers, Antibiotics, and More

What Milk Should You Buy?

Cholov Yisroel: Does a Neshama Good Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Star-K Rabbinic Administrator There is a general rule in Halacha, Jewish Law, governing natural derivatives from Kosher and non-Kosher animals. Kol hayotzei min hatahor tahor, vichol hayotzei min hatamei tamei. Derivatives from a Kosher species are Kosher, while derivatives from a non-Kosher species are not. Therefore, milk produced by Kosher mammals, such as cows, goats, and sheep, are considered Kosher, while milk from non-Kosher mammals, such as horses, pigs, camels, or whales, are forbidden.Although the Halacha is clear, controls and safeguards which take the human element into consideration are required to assure that Kashrus has not been compromised. One of the oldest Halachic safeguard systems put into place has been the system overseeing productions of Kosher milk. Part I – Cholov Yisroel [wpex Read more] It was common practice among farmers to mix milk of various species together, unbeknownst to their customers. Since it was conceivable to have a farm mixture of Kosher and non-Kosher milk, our Rabbis issued an injunction several thousand years ago, against the use of Cholov Akum, milk from a non-Jewish farmer. This restriction did not apply if there was supervision of the farmer by a Yehudi during the milking. The Rabbis ruled that unsupervised milk may not be used, even though most of the milk available in the area came from Kosher species and the likelihood of tampering was slim. Our Rabbis stipulated that in order to ensure that the milk of an Akum is Kosher, a Yehudi must be present from the milking until the bottling. The Yehudi must be able to identify that the milk production has not been compromised, or that the milk has not been adulterated. The supervisor must be a G-d fearing Jew in his personal activities so that his credibility regarding Kashrus issues is beyond reproach. Milk produced under the auspices of this Mashgiach is called Cholov Yisroel. A few centuries ago, a major controversy arose between the leading Torah scholars of that generation regarding the following question: What is the Halachic status of milk coming from an Akum owned farm that only has Kosher animals? Are we allowed to assume that the milk is Kosher because no non-Kosher animals are found in the herd, or does the Rabbinic ban of purchasing only supervised milk, Cholov Yisroel, still apply since it is possible, albeit improbable, that the farmer may have brought milk from an outside source to mix with the milk of his Kosher herd. The prevalent custom in European communities was to adhere to the stricter side of the controversy and to require a Mashgiach to be present, even at an Akum farm of totally Kosher animals. Another alternative was to purchase milk from the farm of an observant Jew. Is the European custom applicable to the milk produced in the dairies of the United States? This question was posed to one of the foremost Poskim of our generation, HaGaon Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l who stated that circumstances today, in the United States, are not the same as centuries ago, due to the fact that Federal law prohibits the use of the term “milk” for any species other than cow’s milk. If milk is derived from another species, the name of that species must be appended to the term milk, eg. goat’s milk. Furthermore, USDA, a Federal Agency, sends federal inspectors to visit all dairy plants to determine whether they are complying with the law. If the dairy is found in violation of the law, a stiff fine can result, plus negative publicity that would be in the dairy’s worst interest. In view of these company fears, Horav Feinstein zt”l asserts that our own intellect allows us to proclaim, with assurance, that United States liquid milk is 100% unadulterated cow’s milk, with no other milk being added. What one’s intellect tells us is as valid as seeing a situation with one’s own eyes, and is comparable to two witnesses testifying that this milk is cow’s milk. Halacha calls this intellectual interpretation of these circumstances an Anon Sahadi. In essence, Rabbi Feinstein zt”l maintains that the milk produced in dairies never acquires the status of Cholov Akum. This milk has gained a unique classification of Cholov Stam (literally – plain milk), which our Rabbanim never forbade. If for some reason the milk production scenario does not fit into the parameters of Cholov Stam, as defined by Reb Moshe zt”l the milk would indeed become Cholov Akum and would be forbidden according to the original Rabbinical decree. What would the Halacha be if the dairy was owned by a Jew or if the dairy was part of a stock-held corporation where the majority of stockholders are Jewish? As was mentioned earlier, the basis for Rav Moshe’s zt”l’s ruling was based on the factor that there is a mirsus, an innate fear that the (Akum) dairy owner would be afraid to adulterate the cow’s milk. Therefore, once the milk reaches the Jewish homemaker, it never had a chance to achieve Cholov Akum status. In the case of a Jewish dairy, the milk becomes Jewish property immediately, before the mirsus factor takes effect. Does this milk automatically become Cholov Akum? Rav Moshe zt”l does not provide us with clear permission to use this type of milk. This problem is especially relevant since there are major Jewish owned dairies that bottle their own brand of milk as well as many private label dairy products sold. Obviously, Rav Moshe zt”l ‘s rationale depends upon the integrity and enforcement of the USDA federal inspection system. Whether this rationale can be applied to other countries depends upon the laws of that country, and how those laws are implemented. What is the nature of their inspection system, can you bribe inspectors, or are punishments effectively enforced? It has been stated by Torah scholars that, even in the USA, the actual enforcement of laws and penalties is not without fault. Every system has its pitfalls, the USDA not withstanding. Even Rav Feinstein zt”l himself indicates in his response that where Cholov Yisroel is readily available it is the preferable choice. Some scholars, that take issue with Reb Moshe zt”l, agree with him in principle, but dispute the fact upon which the response was based. They do not feel that government regulations and fear of legal consequences can be equated to the credibility of two witnesses. They feel that only Cholov Yisroel can be consumed and if it were not available, regular milk could not be substituted. Today, Cholov Yisroel is widely available. More and more people have accepted upon themselves the more stringent standard of Cholov Yisroel. It would be wise for those accepting upon themselves exclusive use of Cholov Yisroel to explicitly state from the outset that they are not accepting this upon themselves as a vow. Therefore, they would not be bound by their vow to refrain from drinking regular milk if they were in a place where no Cholov Yisroel was available. Nevertheless, one should still ask his Rav for guidance regarding use of non-supervised milk in such circumstances. Utensils that were used with Cholov Akum would also be considered non-Kosher, treife, and would require Kashering before reuse. However, according to Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l, since American milk does not fall into the category of Cholov Akum, the dishes and vessels used with this milk would not be disqualified from use. Part II – Cheese & Dairy Products Today, we have a full array of quality Cholov Yisroel products that are readily available to Kosher consumers. What are the Halachic issues and standards that have to be considered when producing these specialty dairy products and when using dairy ingredients in other food applications? Cheese – Chazal point out that there is a natural phenomenon regarding the production of hard cheese. Cheese can only be made from the milk of a Kosher animal. Milk of a non-Kosher animal will not coagulate. Furthermore, even the smallest addition of non-Kosher milk to a large vat of regular Kosher milk will cause a chemical reaction that would stop the milk from curdling. Based on this natural fact, some Poskim have indicated that milk procured for cheese making from the farm of an Akum may be assumed to be Kosher even without a Jewish supervisor present. We have a right to assume that the Akum would not mix any non-Kosher milk into the load of Kosher milk for the following reasons: The Akum realizes that the milk will disappoint his customers when the milk will not convert into cheese. He will either have to refund the customer’s money or face a lawsuit if he reneges repayment. Furthermore, some Torah authorities permit the use of non-Cholov Yisroel hard cheese even from countries that don’t have stringent milk production laws even l’chatchila; other authorities only permit the use of non-Cholov Yisroel hard cheese b’dieved, in hardship cases. Based on this reasoning, some people who drink Cholov Yisroel milk will eat hard cheese made from regular milk. However, there is another general Kashrus consideration governing Kosher cheese productions, even if the cheese is made from Cholov Yisroel. What rennet was used for the production? Rennet is an extract of the fourth stomach of a calf, rich in rennin, an enzyme which is used to curdle the milk in the cheese making process. It makes no difference whether the rennet comes from a non-Kosher species, a non-ritually slaughtered or an improperly slaughtered Kosher species. If rennet comes from such an animal, the cheese made from this rennet is not Kosher. Today, most of the Kosher rennet used in cheese productions is known as microbial rennet. Microbial rennet is genetically engineered, which means that scientists were able to grow microorganisms under appropriate conditions to create a new programmed organism that has the same qualities as the natural animal enzyme. Additionally, our Rabbis have decreed that in order for the cheese of an Akum to be Kosher, the Kosher rennet, as well as the starter culture and other coagulation media, must be put into the milk by a Mashgiach. Some authorities permit the cheese even if the coagulating media was put into the milk by an Akum, if it was done in the presence of a Yehudi supervisor. Clearly, we see that the rennet source and its addition to the cheese is crucial in Kosher cheese making. Regardless if the cheese was made from Cholov Yisroel, a reliable Mashgiach on premises is integral to Kosher cheese productions. What are the Cholov Yisroel requirements for other dairy productions? Whey is a by-product of the cheese-making process. In the early stages of the cheese-making process, the solidified milk is broken up in the cheese vat into curds. As the curds break up, they release a cloudy liquid that floats to the top of the vat. This cloudy liquid, called whey, is “cooked off” so that it can be spray-dried into whey powder. Today, whey powder has far-reaching industrial food applications. What are some of the Kashrus considerations and concerns regarding whey?

  1. We must determine what rennet was used in the cheese production. If a non-Kosher rennet was used to make the cheese, in most cases, the whey will not be Kosher.
  2. Who added the rennet? Even if Kosher rennet was used for the cheese, if the rennet was not added into the milk vat by a Yehudi, or at least not witnessed by a Yehudi, then in any instance, the cheese and the whey would not be Kosher.
  3. Whey may be disqualified if all the ingredients are Kosher. Since, the milk that is used to make cheese is often heated beyond 120°F, the cheese curds and the whey is considered to be cooked together, hence, whey has been cooked with non-Kosher cheese, and is now considered to be treif.
  4. Where was the whey dried? Was the whey spray-dried on its own exclusive equipment or was it dried on the same equipment used to spray dry milk, or non-Kosher whey? Common spray drying may render the whey non-usable for Cholov Yisroel users, or it may render the whey totally non-Kosher.

What is the status of Kosher, non-supervised, non-Cholov Yisroel whey for the Cholov Yisroel adherent? Whey has the same Halachic consideration as cheese. Those authorities who permit non-Cholov Yisroel cheese point to the fact that the same reasoning used for permitting hard cheese applies to whey as well. Cream and Butter – In former, less sophisticated, years of dairy production, one would open a bottle of milk and see the cream floating on the top of the milk. In those times, heavy cream was obtained by skimming large quantities of cream off the milk. The remaining milk is commonly known as skim milk. The cream that contains the large percentage of the butterfat, could remain in its natural state or be churned into butter. Since it is not possible to naturally skim off cream found in milk of non-Kosher animal or to naturally churn non-Kosher milk into butter, many Torah authorities permitted the use of cream and pure butter produced from unsupervised milk, even in places where the heter of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l is not applicable. Today, there are many more Kashrus issues relating to the production of cream and butter. In order to separate cream from milk, a separator, or centrifuge, is used. Since this process canalso be used to separate cream from milk of a non-Kosher animal, those who insist on Cholov Yisroel milk should also use Cholov Yisroel cream. Furthermore, today, not all butter is pure and not all butter is produced from only milk. At times, butter can contain whey powder, flavorings, or even non-Kosher gelatin ingredients. Furthermore, “creamery butter,” a product that is produced from cheese, presents serious Kashrus problems. It is understood that the Halachic leniency applied to butter is only true if the milk was produced with the understanding that it would be used for butter. However, if this information had not been relayed to the farmers, the Halacha of Cholov Akum has found a foothold and will stay with the milk. Subsequently, any dairy product, butter, or cheese produced from this milk would not be acceptable. Cottage Cheese, Farmers Cheese, Ricotta Cheese – Cottage cheese is a combination of farmers cheese, a dry curd, and a liquid dressing consisting of a mixture of cream and milk, which creams the dry curd, brings up the butterfat content, and creates cottage cheese. Creamed cottage cheese is an old favorite and was formally called curds and whey. Since curds are the soft form of hard cheese, all the Halachos that we have discussed regarding hard cheese applies to the curds of cottage cheese, farmers cheese, and ricotta cheese. However, the dressing, which is a mixture of cream and milk, must be made from Cholov Yisroel for those who adhere to the Cholov Yisroel standard. Yogurt – Yogurt was originally made from camel’s milk. Even though yogurt is only made from cow’s milk today, those using Cholov Yisroel should only use Cholov Yisroel yogurt. Powdered Milk – There are some Torah scholars who permit the use of powdered milk which is made from regular milk since it is not in its original form when it comes into Jewish hands. Most people who are careful about Cholov Yisroel do not rely on this lenient ruling. Today, the Cholov Yisroel market is larger than ever, with more and more products offered to the Kosher consumer. The Star-K is proud to be a front-runner and proponent of high quality, reasonably priced, Cholov Yisroel products.   If you do drink milk, there is always a better option than traveling to your nearest grocery store. Organic milk is superior to conventional milk, as the cows won’t typically be on an antibiotic, growth hormone, and GMO corn feed diet; they will likely be grass-fed and graze freely. But there is an even better milk than organic. Raw milk, like organic, should not come from antibiotic-fed, hormone-injected cows. In addition, raw milk is not pasteurized, a process that destroys beneficial bacteria, transforms proteins, and ruins many of the other vitamins and nutrients found in the milk. It’s always smart to go one step further when buying raw milk to ensure safety, finding out a little bit about the farm and farmer the milk come.

Detoxing Your Body and Environment

Toxic residue in food is hardly limited to milk. The Daily Mail writes about earlier studies that have found fish with altered brain chemistry and sexuality thanks to caffeine, antibiotics, and hormones from contraceptive pills and HRT that survived treatment from sewage plants. While some scientists say these trace amounts aren’t enough to affect people, many of them are stored in our bodies for great lengths of time, which can become problematic with frequent consumption. To this end, it’s important to limit our exposure to environmental toxins and poisons found in conventionally grown and prepared food and water. You can also take steps to detox your body naturally.[/wpex] TOP

 

Health benefits of spinach to help manage general health

This is a great addition to healthy balanced meals not only for its nutrient content but also because it is low in calories. Monday, July 22, 2013 by: Sandeep Godiyal (NaturalNews) Dr. Michael Murray, an authority on natural medicine, asserts that spinach is among the most nutritious vegetables and quite an excellent source of iron, vitamins, and minerals. This is a great addition to healthy balanced meals not only for its nutrient content but also because it is low in calories. [wpex Read more] Different types of spinach Spinach comes in different varieties. One is savoy which has crusty and curly leaves with creases and springs back fast when squeezed or stretched. The smooth-leaf type has smooth and even leaf, not wrinkled, and it has leaves in the shape of a spade. The other type is semi-savoy which has similar characteristics to the first type. However, the semi-savoy variety does not have as much creases. Young spinach leaves or baby spinach are excellent for making vegetable salads because of their sweet taste and smaller leaves. When selecting spinach, choose the ones with lively dark green leaves and stalks. Yellowing is not a good characteristic of any green leafy vegetable. The leaves have to look fresh and not wilting. When you see slime coats on the leaves, this means the spinach is already in the process of decaying. It is also important not to rinse these vegetables prior to storing. When they come in contact with water, it promotes early decay. Beneficial content of spinach Spinach is a good source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which helps in fighting diseases and eye conditions such as cataracts. It also aids in fighting cancer and since it has abundant levels of potassium it also helps reduce the risks of heart conditions. When uncooked, spinach is also a great source of vitamin C. It should never be overcooked; otherwise, it will lose its healthy properties. Since it has a rich green color, spinach contains phytochemicals that help in the prevention of age-related eye conditions. Its lipoic acid content makes regeneration of Vitamin C and Vitamin E possible. The leaves of the spinach are rich in Vitamin K. A hundred-gram serving of this vegetable can provide 402 percent of the daily required amount of Vitamin K. This nutrient has proven its function in lessening any neuronal damage in the brain such as what occurs in a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. To sum up To conclude, Dr. Murray always emphasizes this combination of valuable nutrients makes spinach a highly nutritious vegetable. The unique combination of phytonutrients makes it a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory organic product. Studies indicate that drinking a freshly made spinach juice or smoothie is a very healthy means to ingest this nutritious vegetable even when combined with other fruits and vegetables. Apparently, there have been no recorded negative effects in consuming spinach on a daily basis. Actually, making this part of regular meals can be very beneficial to health. Nevertheless, it is also important to eat other healthy foods and other sources of valuable nutrients. Sources for this article include: http://spinachsite.com http://www.nutrition-and-you.com http://www.kitchenstewardship.com http://science.naturalnews.com/spinach.html About the author: Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. He shares his tips for staying in shape and eating healthy on betterhealthblog. [/wpex] TOP

 

“Secret Weapon” in Carrots Reduces Risk of Cancerous ‘Full Scale Tumors’ by 1/3

by Elizabeth Renter May 16th, 2013 carrotsgroup 263x164 “Secret Weapon” in Carrots Reduces Risk of Cancerous Full Scale Tumors by 1/3Carrots aren’t only good for your eyesight, and though beta-carotene is often thought of as the most beneficial compound within this root vegetable, carrots have another “secret weapon” that offers powerful anti-cancer benefits as well.[wpex Read more] Known as falcarinol, this secret weapon acts to protect carrots from fungal disease. It’s a natural defense mechanism for the vegetable, and when eaten, it becomes a natural defense mechanism against cancer. Researchers with Newcastle University’s School of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development have led the way on falcarinol research. They found that rats who ate feed with falcarinol equal to the amount in carrots were one-third less likely to develop “full scale tumors” than those who didn’t have facarinol. These were rats who already had pre-cancerous tumors.

“Our research allows us to make a more qualitative assessment of the vegetables we are eating, rather than quantitative,” explained lead researcher Dr. Kirsten Brandt. “We now need to take it a step further by finding out how much falcarinol is needed to prevent the development of cancer and if certain types of carrot are better than others, as there are many varieties in existence, of different shapes, colours and sizes.”

Additional research from Dr. Brandt and her colleagues found that whole carrots contain more benefits than sliced carrots. Boiling whole carrots, they found, increased the falcarinol concentration by 25%. The researchers say this is because although some nutrients are leeched out in the cooking process, keeping the carrots whole helps prevent this. In addition, the heat from boiling decreases water retention in the vegetable, increasing concentration. On the other hand, boiling sliced carrots for 12 minutes reduces the concentration of falcarinol by about 70%, according to researchers with Harvard University. The lesson here is, if you like your carrots cooked, keep them whole. If you prefer them raw, you can slice them all you want. But, no matter how you eat them, you are receiving some anti-cancer benefits – at least according to this study and other research. While beta-carotene and alpha-carotene also have anti-cancer properties, Dr. Brandt says the anti-cancer activity of falcarinol is even more powerful. She recommends eating one small carrot daily—certainly an easy prescription. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.[/wpex] TOP

 

Simple Steps to Heavy Metal Chelation, Preventing Damage from Heavy Metals

Written by: Elizabeth Renter Simple Steps to Heavy Metal Chelation, Preventing Damage from Heavy MetalsIt’s not likely that you are the victim of arsenic poisoning. But the average modern lifestyle could put you in contact with heavy metals through your food, the air you breathe, and the water you drink—not to mention the products you use in your home. These heavy metals can do significant damage to your body over time. Luckily there are completely natural ways to expel these metals from your body and therefore prevent the damage they are capable of causing.[wpex Read more] Heavy metal chelation is often marketed as some major undertaking that requires bottles of various supplements and several days of free time to dedicate to the process. And while significant heavy metal contamination may warrant such an approach, your body can handle heavy metal removal with just some simple additions to your diet and lifestyle. Drink Water Firstly, stay hydrated. No toxins will be removed if you don’t provide the vehicle for them to exit on. In other words, water is the ultimate purifier and should be your first line against toxins of all kinds. Make sure your water is purified and free of fluoride and chlorine whenever possible. And don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water; drink it when you first wake, with meals, throughout the day, and before bed. Drink water when you exercise and when you relax. Basically, drink it all the time. Include these Specific Foods in Your Diet Next, include foods that are naturally good at heavy metal chelation. I profiled six of them here in 6 Foods for Natural Heavy Metal Chelation. Foods like garlic, onion, and cilantro naturally bind with heavy metals to remove them from the body. Amino acids found in eggs and fish are particularly good to balance enzymes in the liver, crucial to detoxification. Charcoal is another good source of chelating benefits. Omit these Specific Foods Change what you eat. High fructose corn syrup often has high levels of mercury. If you are still eating processed foods that contain HFCS, it’s high time you stopped. Consumer reports also points to fitness protein shakes as a common source of heavy metals. But even things like non-organic produce, wines, and canned foods can be contaminated with heavy metals. As with any unhealthy foods or toxins, you must pay attention to both what you take in and what you expel. From eating the right foods to practicing hydration and other methods to eliminate toxins, there are several naturally simple ways to reduce your exposure to heavy metals.

6 Foods for Natural Heavy Metal Chelation

by Elizabeth Renter 6 Foods for Natural Heavy Metal ChelationHeavy metals can do significant damage to the body. Historically, they’ve been used as “an instrument of murder” (in the case of arsenic) and instruments of war. But most people who are exposed to heavy metals in today’s times are through their food, water, vaccines, or the air around them. The good news is that there are natural ways to chelate heavy metals from your body. In high amounts, heavy metal toxicity can cause numerous symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and even death. In lower amounts toxicity from lead or mercury, for example, can have much subtler effects. In either case, however, ridding the body of these harmful metals is important. Removal of heavy metals from the body is known as chelation. This word actually comes from the Greek word “claw” and was used because early practitioners saw substances that they believed grabbed a hold of the metals and carried them out of the body through the digestive system. The term stuck. Fortunately, there are foods with natural chelation properties. In cases of minor exposure, you don’t need to spend a fortune on prescriptions or even supplements in order to restore optimal health. The following are natural heavy metal chelating agents. Amino Acids. Amino acids are great at removing metals from the body – so good for meat eaters. These proteins are found in eggs and fish, among other things, and can work to increase liver health and balance enzyme production. Cilantro. Cilantro is just one super-herb that can effectively remove heavy metals (aluminum, mercury, and lead in particular) – in only two weeks. Also, because these metals can damper the immune system, cilantro is also recognized as an immune-booster. Food-Grade Activated Charcoal – Dr. Al Sears, MD, has his patients use food-grade activated charcoal for general detoxifying; this includes detoxing heavy metals. For heavy metal detoxifying, he recommends a total of 20 grams per day, spaced apart in two to four doses, over a 12 day period. I prefer taking a heaping tablespoon once in the morning, well before breakfast for general detoxification. Brazil Nuts: Not necessarily a chelation food, Brazil nuts actually work to restore the good minerals, like selenium and zinc, that may be lost in the chelation process. Onions and garlic. The sulfur in onions and garlic can also work to eliminate heavy metals. Along with these, things like eggs, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage also have high sulfur content. Chlorella. The superfood known as chlorella can serve as a mild chelation-helper. You can find it in supplement form or as a powder to add to various dishes. If you’re looking for a more advanced way to cleanse your body of heavy metals, Dr. Edward Group has a great starter heavy metal cleansing kit as well as an advanced kit. Additional Sources: Cancer.org eMedicine.Medscape Here are 7 other methods for cleansing your body of toxins.

7 Methods for Detoxing and Cleansing Your Body of Toxins

By: Jan Edwards 7 Methods for Detoxing and Cleansing Your Body of ToxinsWith the myriad of toxins we’re exposed to in modern society, we’re faced with an increasing burden of unnatural substances that invade our bodies, from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides to air and water pollution, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metals in our food, and the list goes on. Our current unhealthy living conditions call for a few radical corrective measures, if our goal is to maintain any level of healthy lifestyle. One of those corrective measures is to partake in a holistic detox. The following is a list of various recommendations to effectively lessen your internal toxin levels, which can be done in any combination for increased effectiveness. For optimum results, these should be applied on a regular or seasonal basis, and at minimum once a year. 1. Include Plenty of Deep Colored Vegetables, Herbs and Algae in Your Dietary Arsenal Cilantro, parsley, alfalfa, and a blue-green algae, chlorella, are three extremely powerful chemical and heavy metal chelators. Dark green vegetables and herbs alkalize and purify the blood, making it easier for the body to rid itself of wastes with less discomfort or “healing crisis” (when the loosening of toxic debris causes a sick or flu- like reaction). You can juice these, include them in salads, and/or mix powdered forms into water or juice for a quick and effective dose. 2. Try Fasting with Lemon Water, Cayenne Pepper and Maple Syrup This is a radical, but very effective method of giving your digestive system a much needed break from the constant intake of less than optimal foods and flushing out harmful substances. A period of 3 to 7 days, 3 to 4 times a year is a sufficient and proactive strategy. (Use as much lemon as possible, with just enough maple syrup to make it palatable.) Drink as much as desired throughout the day. Of course lemon water anytime has great benefits. 3. Fast with Juice! A Grade-A Health-Boosting Method for Health Devote 3 to 14 days (or more for the advanced juice faster) to consuming only fresh, organic, unpasteurized vegetable and fruit juices. Kale, celery, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuce, ginger and lemon are all excellent choices for neutralizing acidity in the body, increasing our nutrient levels, and flushing our systems of unwanted materials. Remember to actually juice real foods, and not buy bottled juices from supermarkets. 4. Apply a Series of Enemas, Professional Colonics, or a Colon Cleanse Every substance that goes into our mouths ends up in our colons, where our bodies absorb nutrients, as well as any pollutants that came along for the ride. Though enemas and colon cleanses may seem uncomfortable or strange, cleaning the colon on a regular basis is considered by many experts to be an essential action to take in maintaining an internally clean, healthy environment. Colonics may not be for everyone, so a high-quality colon cleanser could be the preferred choice. 5. Eat a Diet of Predominantly High Water Content, Ripe Fruits, Green Leafy Vegetables, and Juiced Vegetable Try this: Eat only fruit and/or vegetable juice for breakfast, and as much as desired. Again for lunch have as much fruit and juice as desired, followed by a large colorful salad with any dairy free dressing. For dinner, eat more fruit if possible, followed by another large salad consisting of as many vegetables as desired. Top it off with a baked sweet potato, yam, or red/purple potatoes, and add spices (preferably low salt). Heavier foods like meat, dairy, beans, and even most grains will slow down, or even stop the detoxification process, so be conservative with these foods if you really want to experience results. 6. Sweat it Out! Detoxing your body naturally through sweating is very important. Through moderate amounts of cardio exercise, wastes is removed through pores on the skin. Aim to sweat at least fifteen minutes every day. You can even follow up with a detoxifying brushing of our skin from head to toe with a boar bristle brush to remove dead skin cells that clog the pores. 7. Get Plenty of Sleep! Sleeping causes your body to go into a state of cleansing and regeneration. Without proper and sufficient sleep, detoxification organs don’t get the full recharge they need to function at optimal levels. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, in a dark, noiseless environment for optimal results. In addition to applying these seven steps to detoxifying from hazardous foods and environmental substances, it’s important to remember to hydrate and cleanse your body by drinking plenty of mineralized purified water daily (half of body weight in ounces). We should be cautious and conscious in our daily lifestyle choices. Consuming safe, natural, and nutrient rich foods, beverages, supplements, and body products, as well as cleansing, hydrating, and detoxifying are the foundation of a proper chemical balance. A higher awareness of our internal and external environments is key. It’s much easier to prevent toxification and maintain a healthy body than attempt to clean up damage that’s already been done. As in life, being proactive beats being reactive by a long shot. Additional Sources: TheBestDetox.net “The Detox Miracle Sourcebook” by Dr. Robert Morse ND. Jan Edwards oc.holisticchamberofcommerce.com | onesourcewellness.net [/wpex] TOP

 

Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits

Tumeric-cancerby Elizabeth Renter April 26th, 2013 Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health BenefitsIt’s one thing to read all the studies, to keep informed through breaking news and research about natural health, but it’s another to hear it from the people who put it into practice. When you can combine the practical applications of natural health with the scientific background, the evidence can be awfully convincing. This is where Johns Hopkins medical oncologist Dr. Saraswati Sukumar comes in, explaining how you can get the most out of the amazing spice turmeric. The Power of Cooking with Turmeric [wpex Read more] Dr. Sukumar is a cancer doctor, but she is also a frequent user of turmeric. She knows first-hand how curcumin (the active component in turmeric) can provide health benefits and how it can easily be incorporated into your daily life. She uses it daily in her kitchen and has built a good portion of her professional reputation on touting the benefits of this powerful root. “The health benefits are many, many. For example, for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, who have painful swelling in the knees, turmeric is a great way to suppress the inflammation,” says Dr. Sukumar. “A Woman’s Journey.”“We have close to 300 publications (that cite turmeric) for its anti-cancer effects. Many diseases, such as colon cancer and other types of cancer, are being traced to inflammation.” She can point to the research that shows how curcumin can not only regulate inflammation which leads to certain types of cancer, but also the other types of cancer where curcumin “actually seeks out malignany cancer cells and alters the regulation of DNA in order to kill them,” as stated by Natural News. As Dr. Sukumar said, the benefits of turmeric are many—from inflammation of the joints as is common in arthritis, to reduced cancer risk and the treatment of diabetes. But, not all sources of curcumin are equal. As Dr. Sukumar points out, your body can get the most benefits when you add it to your cooking. “The problem with the pill is that it is very insoluble in water,” said Dr. Sukumar. “The better way to take it, I feel, is to use it in your cooking very extensively. If you have any sauté, just sprinkle it in. The moment you heat oil and add turmeric to it, it now becomes completely bio-available to you.” Fortunately, turmeric is versatile. It has a mellow, smoky flavor despite its bright color. It tastes great in sautéed veggies of all kinds and if you are a meat-eater, you can use it in a rub. Dr. Sukumar says she uses as little as one-quarter to one-half teaspoon in her cooking, depending on the dish. But there is nothing wrong with using more in intensely flavored dishes like curry. [/wpex] TOP

 

Why You Can No Longer Trust The USDA Organic Label

September 19, 2013 by NATASHA LONGO “USDA Organic” is simply a marketing term those who take government ethics at face value. The goal has always been to increase agricultural sales, not promote organic farming. The public seems to confide in this label through sheer ignorance. The National Organic Program (NOP) which governs the “USDA Organic” label has no interest in organic farming, improving soil, quality of the produce, or factors that pollute the environment. In another blow to their organics program that will further downgrade consumer confidence, the USDA announced this week that the agency has changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances (such as synthetics) in food that carries the “organic or “made with organic” label. This decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial ingredients and substances, undermining integrity of the organic label. [wpex Read more] According to the National Organic Program, the organic label indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used…until now. Under the federal organic law and prior to the announcement, there was a controlled process for allowing the use of substances not normally permitted in organic production because of extenuating circumstances. Under the Organic Foods Production Act 7 USC 6517 (e) Sunset Provision, “No exemption or prohibition contained in the National List shall be valid unless the National Organic Standards Board has reviewed such exemption or prohibition as provided in this section within 5 years of such exemption or prohibition being adopted or reviewed and the Secretary has renewed such exemption or prohibition.” Under the law, these exemptions are authorized for a five-year period, in order to encourage the development of natural (or organic) alternatives. The exemptions are required by law to expire, known as “sunset,” unless they were reinstated by a two-thirds “decisive” majority vote of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and include a public review. While this is the law, USDA has said it will no longer operate the program in this manner. USDA organics has been hijacked by big agriculture and their food scientists for some time. Senior food scientist Toby McDonald insists that the only way to protect the population is through current and modified sterilization techniques that will make food safe for all. “Current and modified practices including irradiation and pasteurization are extremely effective in reducing harmful bacteria and pathogens in the food supply,” he proclaimed. MacDonald says that as food demand reaches its climax, proper sterilization will be necessary at all levels.” An increase of 50 percent in food demand by 2030 will require more funding into food monitoring infrastructures so that all food with the potential to produce outbreaks can be properly sterilized to prevent those outbreaks,” he added. The USDA’s recent decision now puts the burden of identifying exempted materials for removal largely onto environmentalists and consumers. It largely suggests that the alternative media will now have to step up their efforts to identify all genetically modified and toxic sources which the USDA will eventually label as organic. Under the new policy, an exempt material could be permitted indefinitely unless a two-thirds majority of the NOSB votes to remove an exempted (synthetic) substance from the list. The new policy allows USDA to relist exemptions for synthetic materials without the recommendation of the independent board and outside of public view, as required by current law. This isn’t the only strike on the USDA’s public record. Just a few years ago, The Cornucopia Institute released an independent report that focused on the widespread abuses in organic egg production, primarily by large industrial agribusinesses. The study profiled the exemplary management practices employed by many family-scale organic farmers engaged in egg production, while spotlighting abuses at so-called factory farms, some confining hundreds of thousands of chickens in industrial facilities, and representing these eggs to consumers as “organic.” As I have been vocally stating for years now, the public perception that USDA Organic label is “truly organic” is a falsity. The USDA has repeatedly permitted certifications of organizations known to not meet the legal requirement for said certification. Two examples are CCFO and Oregon Tilth. So What Should Organic Farming Entail? – Free of synthetic chemicals of any kind – Free of genetically modified organisms – Free of irradiation, pasteurization or sterlization – Produced in soils of enhanced biological activity – Produced via reputable farming strategies such as on crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, mechanical cultivation, approved mineral-bearing rocks and aspects of biological pest control to maintain soil productivity, to supply plant nutrients and to control insects, weeds and other pests. The USDA’s recent decision means there is no guarantee on any of the above. In a joint statement issued by Beyond Pesticides, Consumers Union, Center for Food Safety, and Food and Water Watch, they stated: “The USDA’s decision minimizes all incentives for creating organic, natural alternative ingredients and lowers the standard for what consumers can expect behind the organic label. Allowing the USDA to automatically relist materials without the recommendation of the NOSB erodes the Board’s legal authority over materials decisions, a key to consumer trust in the organic label. The fact that the agency made this decision without any public input only adds to the violation felt by watchdog groups and consumers alike,” “Potentially allowing an indefinite listing of non-natural ingredients and requiring a super-majority vote to retire a substance after five years undermines the spirit of the law for how materials head into “sunset” or retirement. It is unfair to producers trying to produce a truly organic product and it is unfair to consumers trying to make meaningful purchasing decisions. Simply put, this lowers the bar for much of the organic market. We believe USDA must reverse course and we intend to mount a fierce campaign to hold the agency accountable to the millions of Americans who expect more from the government–and the organic label.” Organic agriculture embodies an ecological approach to farming that focuses on feeding the soil and growing naturally healthy crops, whereas chemical-intensive agriculture depends on toxic chemicals and inputs which poison the soil, as well as air, water, farmworkers and consumers. In conventional chemical agriculture there are tens of thousands of synthetic materials, including over 200 registered pesticide active ingredients used regularly Expanding organics is literally a matter of life or death for public health, climate, and the environment. None of the largest food suppliers of our world are leading the charge to double or triple organic food and farming sales by exposing the myth of organic foods because it is not in their best interest. The industry giants will never get serious about making a societal transition to organic food and farming. The reason for this is simple: it is far easier and profitable for these conglomerates to sell conventional or even so-called natural foods at a premium price, than it is to pay a premium price for organics and educate consumers as to why “cheap” conventional and deceptive “natural food” is really more expensive than organic, given the astronomical hidden costs (health, pollution, climate destabilization) of conventional agriculture and food processing. Sources: organicconsumers.org beyondpesticides.org ams.usda.gov Natasha Longo has a master’s degree in nutrition and is a certified fitness and nutritional counselor. She has consulted on public health policy and procurement in Canada, Australia, Spain, Ireland, England and Germany. [/wpex] TOP

 

Could 89% of Landmark Cancer Research Be Untruthful?

[wpex Read more] Posted on: Friday, April 12th 2013 at 5:00 am Written By: Eleni Roumeliotou Could 89% of Landmark Cancer Research Be Untruthful? The last years several different studies investigating the objectivity of scientific research have shown that this quality of science may be seriously compromised by industrial funding. In fact, it looks like the scientific literature is contaminated with a growing number of tainted studies, which may reach 89%, the results of which are not reproducible by any means. This means that to an extent, we have based our healthcare and clinical guidelines on fake studies that reported untruthful results in order to accommodate the interests of industrial corporations. Cancer is a major killer in US. The American Cancer Society reports that in 2012, more than half a million Americans died from cancer, while more than 1.6 million new cases were diagnosed. Given the seriousness of these statistics and the necessity of evidence-based medicine, it would make sense to trust that honest, objective research is tirelessly trying to find the best cancer therapies out there. In March 2012, Nature, the famous high-impact factor scientific journal, published a shocking study. Glenn Begley and Lee Ellis double checked the results of 53 landmark studies in cancer research, but they were only able to reproduce the published results in 11% of them. There are two very worrying points here. First of all, the cross-checked studies were published in high-impact factor journals and secondly, they have served as the basis for the “state of the art” cancer therapies that millions of people are receiving this very moment. Unfortunately, the authors were not able to disclose these fake studies, because when they contacted the original authors and asked for details of the experiments, they had to sign an agreement that they would not disclose their findings or sources. This shows that the scientists, who published the tainted research, were all along, fully aware of the discrepancies of their articles and criminally conscious of the fact that they were misleading the medical and public opinion. The connection and support that many scientists enjoy from big pharmaceutical companies seems to be the core of this problem. Exposing such connections should be enough to either limit this situation or at least put the credibility of the study in question. However, most people involved in such interactions try to hide them as much as possible. While all authors are gently encouraged to sign the conflict of interest and funding statements prior to publication of their work, data show that only a small percentage of scientists publishing research on anticancer targeted therapies disclose potential sources of bias. A study from the University of Michigan has found that only 29% of cancer studies report conflict of interest. This situation is certainly not limited to the area of cancer research. In fact, clinical guidelines may be severely biased as well. While very few authors of clinical practice guidelines declare conflict of interest, a big percentage of those who do, have financial relationships with the pharmaceutical industry that may range from consultancy, equity/stock ownership to old-fashioned research support. These reports paint a disturbing picture indeed and suggest that there is good chance that the greatest part of the clinical healthcare and medical system has slowly been established on corrupted foundations.


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Eleni Roumeliotou has trained as a geneticist, gaining a Master degree in Human Molecular Genetics by Imperial College London, UK. She left the academic research environment to focus on her true passion, which is evidence-based natural health and alternative medicine. She is currently working as a freelance writer. [/wpex] TOP

 

Daily Serving of Soda Increases Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk by 40%

by Mike Barrett April 17, 2013 http://naturalsociety.com/daily-serving-of-soda-increases-aggressive-prostate-cancer-risk-by-40/#ixzz3o3ABhvH1

Soda is quite possibly the most vilified food/beverage on the market, and for good reason. The beverage offers zero nutritional value, all while increasing the risk of countless diseases. But even with everything we know as a society, soda sales continue upward, and so do the number of studies showcasing the negative effects of the popular drink. According to one recent study, consuming about 1 soda per day increases a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 40% compared to someone who never touches the beverage.

The Swedish study, coming from Lund University and recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, focused on the associations between carbohydrates and their food sources in regards to prostate cancer risk. The researchers followed 8,128 men ages 45-73 for an average of 15 years. All were reported to be in good health.

Overall, it was found that fast-releasing carbohydrates and sugary drinks increased the risk of the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer. But for soda specifically, the researchers found that men who drank 300ml of soda each day (slightly less than one can) were more likely to develop the type of prostate cancer which required treatment. Lead researcher Dr. Isabel Drake commented by saying “among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent.

In addition to the concerning association between soda consumption and increased prostate cancer risk, the researchers also found that:

  • Men consuming a high amount of carbohydrates from wheat, rice and pasta increased their risk of developing milder forms of prostate cancer by 31%. These forms typically required no treatment.
  • Men consuming sugary breakfast cereals saw a 38% increase in developing milder forms of prostate cancer as well.

Also outlining an association between soda and increased cancer risk, another study from University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that 87 percent of over 60,000 test subjects were likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and soda played a role.

“The important take away from our study is that habitual consumption of soft drinks may be linked to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. In response to any criticisms, I’d like to point out that our results align with a recent  Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health meta-analysis of studies on this topic, including ours, which found that soft drink consumption was indeed positively associated with pancreatic cancer risk,” ,” Noel Mueller, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Ph.D. student and first author on Pereira’s study, told AlterNet.

Time to Stop Drinking Soda

With soda increasing your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and even cancer, it’s more important than ever to reduce soda consumption on a national and global level. The average person is consuming 300% more sugar than recommended each day, while kids are taking in 7 trillion calories of sugar from soda each year. By dropping the cola, you can dramatically reduce your risk of countless ailments and improve overall health exponentially.

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10 telltale signs you eat too much sugar

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The average American takes in far more sugar in one year than is recommended for a whole lifetime. But how do you know if you’re consuming too much?
  1. Craving sugar and carbs – If you find yourself constantly craving sweets, you’re probably a sugar addict.
  2. Low energy levels – With every sugar high, there must come a crash. You’ll notice you have very defined lulls throughout the day.
  3. Frequent colds and flus – Processed food will not keep your immunity strong.
  4. Anxiety or depression – Poor diet can hurt your emotional state and eating unhealthy can even negatively impact your mood.
  5. Skin problems – Acne, redness, oily skin; this is what happens when your diet is all sugar and no nutrients.
  6. Excess weight – Diets high in sugar are usually high in calories.
  7. High blood pressure – Experts now realize that excess sugar intake is more harmful than previously known.
  8. Dental issues – Cavities come first and root canals and tooth loss come later.
  9. Diabetes – Type II, after you’ve stressed out your pancreas too much.
  10. Heart problems – Sugary diets increase your heart disease risk.

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Revealing the Connection Between Sugar and Cancer…Again

[wpex Read more] Published on April 16th, 2013 Written by: Elizabeth Renter An estimated 12.5 million people had some form of cancer in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society. Another 25.8 million have diabetes. These two preventable diseases are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year. In the constant battle to stay healthy, many of us know that too much sugar in the blood can lead to diabetes and that by controlling our diets we can both prevent and even reverse the disease. But, could the same be said for cancer? According to researchers, sugar and cancer are indeed connected. The Sugar-Cancer Connection Obesity and high blood sugar are risk factors for diabetes. And diabetics have an estimated double risk of suffering a colon or pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Scientists say that the two facts are connected and that blood sugar could play a role in the development of cancer. In one study published in the journal Molecular Cell, a team of researchers under Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez, have identified how sugar could directly increase the cancer risk. During digestion, cells in the intestine identify sugar and tell the pancreas to release insulin (the hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation). The sugars in the digestive system do this with the use of a hormone called GIP which assists in the insulin release. Dr. Garcia-Jimenez found that a specific protein known as β-catenin controls the ability of the intestines to release GIP and this protein is dependent on sugar levels. “Increased activity of β-catenin is known to be a major factor in the development of many cancers and can make normal cells immortal, a key step in early stages of cancer progression. The study demonstrates that high (but not normal) sugar levels induce nuclear accumulation of β-catenin and leads to cell proliferation. The changes induced on β-catenin, the molecules involved and the diversity of cancer cells susceptible to these changes are identified,” Science Daily reports. Simplified: increased blood sugar levels could lead to increased production of this protein which is known to impact cancer risk. “We were surprised to realize that changes in our metabolism caused by dietary sugar impact on our cancer risk,” said Dr. Garcia-Jimenez. “We are not investigating what other dietary components may influence our cancer risk.” Dr. Garcia-Jimenez went on to say something very simple and profound: “Changing diet is one of the easiest prevention strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money.” I’m sure everyone agrees with that one. Experts agree, sugar is a health destroyer. And with the average person consuming 300% more sugar daily than recommended and kids taking in 7 trillion calories of sugar from sodas each year, it seems more important than ever to instill a new dietary lifestyle. [/wpex] TOP

 

As Addictive As Cocaine: HFCS – America’s Most Deadly Addiction?

If you look at where Americans get their empty calories from, HFCS (particularly in our beverages) is high up on the list. Take a look at this graph of the sources of added sugars in our diets:

If you look at where Americans get their empty calories from, HFCS (particularly in our beverages) is high up on the list. Take a look at this graph of the sources of added sugars in our diets: From: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/06/29/543526/-High-Fructose-Corn-Syrup-is-Good-For-You#

(Before It’s News) A little over a year ago, I did what was once unthinkable, I gave up anything and everything containing high fructose corn syrup. I did it for a big reason: I had come to the conclusion that it was killing me. Those multiple energy drinks a day to go along with my Pepsi habit and 2 candy bar a day routine was rotting out my insides, and I knew it, so I gave them up cold turkey. I haven’t turned back and I have no regrets whatsoever.[wpex Read more] My suspicions were somewhat confirmed with both this release of a new study from the 2013 Canadian Neurosciences Meeting which proves that high fructose corn syrup is as addictive as cocaine as well as a new study on bee colony collapse. No wonder the elite keep pushing this stuff on America and our children, it’s part of the depopulation agenda. Give it up; you don’t need it. When you throw Monsanto’s GMO corn into the HFCS death brew and their track record of poisoning the masses, HFCS is a recipe for looming disaster. Now we learn that HFCS is also tied to bee colony collapse. Mother nature gives us plenty of wonderful options when we need a ‘sweet fix’ and besides, from nature it’s all natural if you find the right raw organic GMO-free sources. From Science2.0:Is the obesity epidemic due to the addictive qualities in food or that a lot more food is cheap and plentiful than ever before in history?A paper presented at the 2013 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience – Association Canadienne des Neurosciences (CAN-ACN), says the problem is addiction rather than food wealth – the authors claim that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine. It’s the “Food Addiction” hypothesis that has recently become popular, which posits that we could be addicted to food just like drugs.More about America’s deadly addiction below this new video with Citizens for Health interviewing Rohan Marley, son of Bob, who speaks about the dangers of HFCS, GMO’s and the Marley Beverage Company.Surveys of consumption of cocaine show that though many individuals try these drugs, only a small percentage of them become addicted. Francesco Leri set out to show that the same could be true of “addictive foods”. “We have evidence in laboratory animals of a shared vulnerability to develop preferences for sweet foods and for cocaine” says Leri. Specifically, Leri wants to prove that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is worse for us than table sugar. Leri used rats to examine the behavioral, chemical and neurobiological changes induced by consumption of “addictive foods” containing HFCS. “We are not rats, but our children do not think too much about the impact of sweets on their brain and behaviour. There is now convincing neurobiological and behavioural evidence indicating that addiction to food is possible. Our primary objective is to discover biological predictors of vulnerability to develop excessive consumption of high fructose corn syrup ,” says Leri. We’ve also recently learned that HFCS is believed to be connected to bee colony collapse.[/wpex] TOP

 

High energy snacks and drinks link to bowel cancer

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Snacks and drinks have not been identified as risk factors before. Picture: ComplimentaryBy TOM PETERKIN

CONSUMPTION of high- energy snacks and drinks has been linked for the first time to bowel cancer by a group of Scottish scientists.

In a major study that has implications for the notoriously sugar-rich Scottish diet, researchers studied the dietary habits of more than 2,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer and compared them to the food and drink intake of a similar-sized healthy ­population. The scientists, from Edinburgh and Aberdeen universities, analysed the data and found a statistical association between bowel cancer patients and high consumption of what they described as “high energy snack foods” and “sugar sweetened beverages”. [wpex Read more] The high-energy snacks covered a wide range of foods with high fat and sugar content and included crisps, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, nuts and sweets. The sugar-sweetened drinks included both fizzy and fruit drinks. Official government surveys carried out by the Food Standards Agency have found that the intake of non-diet soft drinks, confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries among Scottish children – particularly in older children and those living in more deprived areas – is “considerably higher than recommended”. Bowel cancer accounts for almost ten per cent of all cancer cases and for eight per cent of all cancer-related deaths. It is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and around 40,700 people in Britain were diagnosed in 2010 – around 110 people every day. Unlike some other cancers, rates for bowel cancer have remained relatively stable for over a decade. Previous research has shown that there has been a north-south divide in bowel cancer incidence since at least the 1990s. The most recent data shows that the highest incidence rates are still in areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England for males. However, a clear divide across the UK is much less evident for females. The study, which will be published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, also factored in known cancer risk factors such as weight, smoking and lifestyle. Lead author Evropi Theodoratou, of Edinburgh University’s School of Molecular Genetics and Population Health Science, said: “Some of the risk factors were novel, including the intake of ‘high-energy snack foods’ and the consumption of the sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). To our knowledge this is the first study to report an association between these factors and colorectal [bowel] cancer. These particular snacks and drinks have not been identified as risk factors for colorectal cancer before.” She added: “We found that the odds of having colorectal cancer were 18 per cent higher if a diet was high in high energy snacks and sugar sweetened beverages. It is an interesting concept, because these foods are becoming more popular in western diets.” The link remained significant when other factors such as an individual’s body mass index (a measure of weight in comparison to height) and physical activity were taken into account. Theodoratou emphasised that although her team had found a link between foods with a high energy density and sugary drinks, there was not enough evidence to prove that they caused bowel cancer. She said: “These positive associations do not automatically imply causal relationship between these risk factors and colorectal cancer as they can be confounded by other risk factors that we failed to account for. However, they merit further investigation from large studies as they can be very important for public health, especially since their consumption has been reported to be increasing in industrialised countries.” The study also identified known risk factors for bowel cancer such as a family history of the disease and a high total calorie intake. It also confirmed that taking a class of medicines called non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with a decreased risk of bowel cancer. Commenting on the study, Jessica Harris, senior health information manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “While this study on its own can’t show for sure that these foods are linked to cancer risk, it’s still a good idea to limit the amount of high-sugar and high-calorie foods and drinks in your diet. Having too much of these types of foods can lead you to put on weight, which we know is linked to higher risks of bowel cancer. “The best ways to reduce the risk of bowel cancer are to cut down on alcohol, get active, eat a balanced diet and aim to keep a healthy weight.” Professor Mike Lean, chairman of human nutrition at Glasgow University School of Medicine, said: “We can’t yet start saying that this science shows that these foods cause bowel cancer. But we are fairly sure that eating more fruit and vegetables and taking more exercise can prevent cancer. “It is always useful to have this sort of information. But it may be that part of this is that people who have cancer are inclined to blame the disease on what they eat and on the foods they believe are bad.” [/wpex] TOP
 

Onions: Harnessing Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties

by April 14th, 2013 onionredsliced 263x164 Onions: Harnessing Powerful Anti Inflammatory PropertiesIn the world of health foods and nutrition, some vegetables are instantly recognized for the wealth of health benefits they offer. If you were asked to name the healthiest foods, you would likely name things like kale, spinach, garlic, ginger, and the like. Another healthful food, onions have been pegged as flavorful and a staple in many dishes, but despite their overwhelming popularity, few know about their many health benefits. One such health benefit of onions revolves around their anti-inflammatory properties.

Anti-Inflammatory Powers of Onions

[wpex Read more] What really produces the anti-inflammatory properties in onions are antioxidant phytonutrients. Compounds like quercetin and anthocyanin work to prevent the oxidation of fatty acids. They also act to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Quercetin, according to Arthritis Today, has been shown to inhibit or stop leukotrines, histamines, and prostaglandins (inflammation causers) in both rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. Additionally, quercetin has been recognized for inhibiting the inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase, which helps prevent inflammation. Another Argentinian study on rats showed that both garlic and onions have the ability to reduce inflammation in animals that had developed insulin resistance after a steady diet of fructose. According to those researchers:

“These results highlight the importance of the consumption of natural vegetables and also contribute to the understanding of the beneficial effects of functional foods in the prevention of METS (metabolic syndrome).”

So, how can you reap these anti-inflammatory benefits?

Reaping Onion’s Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

First, seek out pungent red or yellow onions. The onions that have the strongest smells are those with the greatest benefits. Red onions contain more antioxidants and total flavonoids than white and yellow onions. Next, don’t be so quick to discard so many outer layers of the onion. Once you get the paper-thin skin off, keep the others. The outer layers contain the highest concentrations of antioxidants. By over-peeling the onion, you could shed off about 20% of the vegetable’s quercetin and 75% of its anthocyanins. Also, be careful in your food preparation. When you use onion in a soup, for instance, the quercetin doesn’t disappear. It does, however, leave the onion and is transferred to the broth. So, keep the broth and drink it up! Although there are supplements that claim to offer similar benefits of quercetin, the quality derived directly from the onion is far superior. So, save your money and buy a bag of onions rather than a bottle of pills. Try having a serving of onions each day. [/wpex] TOP

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A Simple DIY Therapy that Could Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

by Paul Fassa June 10th, 2013 heart 263x164 A Simple DIY Therapy that Could Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease A little over a two decades ago, two time Nobel Prize winning chemists Linus Pauling, PhD, and Dr. Mathias Rath, MD, developed a DIY protocol anyone can do to prevent and reverse cardiovascular disease. DIY means do-it-yourself, as in you don’t need to be supervised with its application and it’s probably not expensive.[wpex Read more] They realized first that humans generally suffer from insufficient vitamin C since their bodies lack the gene to create it while most other mammals are able to create their own vitamin C. This leads to chronic sub-clinical scurvy, an invitation to other diseases, including heart disease. They also discovered that only a particular subtype of LDL cholesterol, Lp(a), was the source of arterial wall damage that leads to arterial inflammation and plaque accumulation. It’s a sticky small heavy molecule that manages to slip under the endothelial tissue of the arteries interior walls with the capacity to bind fibrin and membrane proteins of endothelial cells and monocytes, of which some are the immune system’s killer cells. Lp(a) also stops plasminogen binding and plasmin generation. The inhibition of plasmin generation and the accumulation of Lp(a) on the surface of fibrin and cell membranes permits fibrin and cholesterol deposition at the sites of vascular injury. So Lp(a) lipoproteins attacking weakened blood vessels is the major physiological source of cardiovascular disease. Related Read: Over 7 Signs You’re Vitamin-C Deficient

Here’s that Simple Double-Barreled Supplement Protocol

Common sub-clinical scurvy among humans is the background for weakened arteries and other blood vessels, as well as the heart’s own endothelial tissue. Two supplements were discovered that could strengthen blood vessels and remove Lp(a) lipoproteins from inner blood vessel walls. Increased vitamin C was called upon to strengthen blood vessels and arteries with better flexibility by creating and adding collagen to blood vessel tissues. Collagen is the strong, fibrous stuff of flexible connecting tissue. Vitamin C needs to be continually replaced because it is destroyed by creating collagen. The type of vitamin C supplement recommended is simply ascorbic acid. Two to three grams orally on a daily basis is recommended as a preventative, but that can be doubled if one has already had heart problems. A fat based derivative of ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, permits lower doses of vitamin C because its fat base makes it easier for fatty tissue cell walls to assimilate it. Another recent innovation of ascorbic acid lipid encapsulation comes with Lyposomal C, which allows for even lower doses of vitamin C to create the same effect of even mega-dose IV ascorbate vitamin C. The other barrel shoots an inexpensive oral supplement into your blood vessels to scoop out the existing Lp(a) lipoproteins and prevent new ones from attaching to blood vessel walls. Linus Pauling recommended 2 grams of inexpensive amino acid lysine or L-lysine oral supplements daily along with his recommended ascorbic acid levels of 3 grams. If one is at higher risk or has already had serious heart health issues, he recommended doubling those amounts. The total daily dosage can be broken down to half the amount twice daily or one-third the amount three times daily. It doesn’t get any easier than that. The study and subsequent paper from Linus Pauling and Mathias Rath MD was submitted circa 1990 to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. It was at first accepted but then rejected and not published. This was part of the medical mafia’s marginalizing vitamin C preventative and curative efficacy for many diseases that had began in the late 1970s, even to the point of calling Linus Pauling a quack. It’s wise to ignore those who want you as a steady customer for heart related surgeries and statin drugs or other expensive pharmaceuticals Instead, simply take advantage of this simple DIY therapy with one caveat: People who overcame serious heart health issues using this protocol were feeling so good they tended to drop the daily protocol. Then months later they had a heart health relapse. Although improved health may allow for less intake, it’s recommended one keeps taking minimal dosages of those two supplements daily: ascorbic acid or ascorbate vitamin C and lysine or L-lysine Additional Sources: PaulingTherapy [/wpex] TOP

 

FDA approves first GMO flu Vaccine containing Reprogrammed insect Virus

A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines.[wpex Read more] According to Flublok’s package insert, the vaccine is trivalent, which means it contains GM proteins from three different flu strains. The vaccine’s manufacturer, Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC), explains that Flublok is produced by extracting cells from the fall armyworm, a type of caterpillar, and genetically altering them to produce large amounts of hemagglutinin, a flu virus protein that enables the flu virus itself to enter the body quickly. So rather than have to produce vaccines the “traditional” way using egg cultures, vaccine manufacturers will now have the ability to rapidly produce large batches of flu virus protein using GMOs, which is sure to increase profits for the vaccine industry. But it is also sure to lead to all sorts of serious side effects, including the deadly nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GSB), which is listed on the shot as a potential side effect. “If Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) has occurred within six weeks of receipt of a prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give Flublock should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks,” explains a section of the vaccine’s literature entitled “Warnings and Precautions.” Other potential side effects include allergic reactions, respiratory infections, headaches, fatigue, altered immunocompetence, rhinorrhea, and myalgia. According to clinical data provided by PSC in Flublok’s package insert, two study participants actually died during trials of the vaccine. But the company still insists Flublok is safe and effective, and that it is about 45 percent effective against all strains of influenza in circulation, rather than just one or two strains. FDA also approves flu vaccine containing dog kidney cells Back in November, the FDA also approved a new flu vaccine known as Flucelvax that is actually made using dog kidney cells. A product of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, Flucelvax also does away with the egg cultures, and can similarly be produced much more rapidly than traditional flu vaccines, which means vaccine companies can have it ready and waiting should the federal government declare a pandemic. Like Flublok, Flucelvax was made possible because of a $1 billion, taxpayer-funded grant given by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the vaccine industry back in 2006 to develop new manufacturing methods for vaccines. The ultimate goal is to be able to quickly manufacture hundreds of millions of vaccines for rapid distribution. Meanwhile, there are reportedly two other GMO flu vaccines currently under development. One of them, which is being produced by Novavax, will utilize “bits of genetic material grown in caterpillar cells called ‘virus-like particles’ that mimic a flu virus,” according to Reuters. Sources for this article include: www.naturalnews.com healthimpactnews.com www.reuters.com[/wpex] TOP

 

Japan Stops HPV Vaccines Citing Adverse Effects

The Japanese government has officially stopped recommending the Human Papillomavirus vaccines and has begun warning its citizens against taking the shot. Melissa Melton Activist Post Standard Digital reports:

In effect, the Japanese Ministry of Health is saying quite categorically that it has no faith in Gardasil and Cervarix… While the vaccines will remain freely available in the country, Japanese medical institutions are now required by law to inform young girls or their parents that the government does not recommend the vaccines any longer because of their associated adverse effects. [emphasis added]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two HPV vaccines: Merck’s Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix. The two vaccines raked in over $2 billion in profits just last year. Back in February, Judicial Watch sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in regard to the HPV vaccine and the government’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). When the information was finally received, it revealed that of 200 claims filed, the U.S. government has paid out nearly $6 million in damages to 49 HPV vaccine victims through VICP — and more than half the claims are still awaiting evaluation. As I reported before, reading through official HPV vaccine adverse claims documents is like reading a novel called Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare. HPV vaccine side effects reported so far include a whole barrage of adverse reactions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, seizures, severe pain, fatigue syndrome, tremors, infertility, spontaneous miscarriage and even death.

To date, at least 47 girls and women have died after taking HPV vaccines. The shot has also been linked to full-blown cervical cancer and outbreaks of the very genital warts it is supposed to help protect from in the first place. In fact, the number of adverse HPV vaccine reactions reported — nearly 10,000 to date — are close to surpassing the 12,200 women that the National Cancer Institute estimates will even get diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. in a year. Evaluations of these vaccines have shown that studies completed during the drug approval process lacked significant data to even really demonstrate their effectiveness because the trials were too short. A 2011 Annals of Medicine review found, “The efficacy of HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer has not been demonstrated, while vaccine risks remain to be fully evaluated.” Worse, reports have surfaced that Dr. Diane Harper, a lead Merck researcher-developer, openly admitted the vaccine itself is basically pointless at a 2009 International Public Conference on Vaccination. According to Steven Mosher’s Population Research Institute:

Indeed, [Dr. Diane Harper, the leading international developer of the HPV vaccines] surprised her audience by stating that the incidence of cervical cancer in the U.S. is so low that ‘if we get the vaccine and continue PAP screening, we will not lower the rate of cervical cancer in the U.S.’

Dr. Harper later said she did it so she could “sleep at night“. HPV Vaccines: a Textbook Case of Government Corruption at Its Finest Dr. Julie Gerberding, former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director from 2002 to 2009, directly helped pave the way for Merck’s Gardasil vaccine with a 2004 report to Congress on preventing HPV. After she left the CDC in 2009, Dr. Gerberding walked right through the revolving door between our government and mega corporations to take a job as President of Merck’s Vaccine Division. See how that worked? Add that fact to a recent Global Burden and Disease study which found that, out of 187 countries assessed, Japanese people had the longest life expectancy rates in the world. Even though the U.S. spends $2.7 trillion on healthcare annually, our life expectancy rates were a dismal 29th for males and 33rd for females. Kinda answers that lingering question about why the Japanese government would make common sense decisions based on evidence and stop allowing the administration of an obviously dangerous vaccine without warning, while stateside our FDA is still dutifully telling Americans not to worry, go ahead and take the shot — it is “safe and effective”. MELISSA MELTON is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this article first appeared. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.

 

CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine In An 8-Year Span When It Was Contaminated With Cancer Virus

POLIO VACCINE STAMPJuly 17, 2013 by DAVE MIHALOVIC The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span from 1955-1963 when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine. [wpex Read more] SV40 is an abbreviation for Simian vacuolating virus 40 or Simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has been found to cause tumors and cancer. SV40 is believed to suppress the transcriptional properties of the tumor-suppressing genes in humans through the SV40 Large T-antigen and SV40 Small T-antigen. Mutated genes may contribute to uncontrolled cellular proliferation, leading to cancer. Michele Carbone, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Loyola University in Chicago, has recently isolated fragments of the SV-40 virus in human bone cancers and in a lethal form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. He found SV-40 in 33% of the osteosarcoma bone cancers studied, in 40% of other bone cancers, and in 60% of the mesotheliomas lung cancers, writes Geraldo Fuentes. Dr. Michele Carbone openly acknowledged HIV/AIDS was spread by the hepatitis B vaccine produced by Merck & Co. during the early 1970s. It was the first time since the initial transmissions took place in 1972-74, that a leading expert in the field of vaccine manufacturing and testing has openly admitted the Merck & Co. liability for AIDS. The matter-of-fact disclosure came during discussions of polio vaccines contaminated with SV40 virus which caused cancer in nearly every species infected by injection. Many authorities now admit much, possibly most, of the world’s cancers came from the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines, and hepatitis B vaccines, produced in monkeys and chimps. It is said mesothelioma is a result of asbestos exposure, but research reveals that 50% of the current mesotheliomas being treated no longer occurs due to asbestos but rather the SV-40 virus contained in the polio vaccination. In addition, according to researchers from the Institute of Histology and General Embryology of the University of Ferrara, SV-40 has turned up in a variety other tumors. By the end of 1996, dozens of scientists reported finding SV40 in a variety of bone cancers and a wide range of brain cancers, which had risen 30 percent over the previous 20 years. The SV-40 virus is now being detected in tumors removed from people never inoculated with the contaminated vaccine, leading some to conclude that those infected by the vaccine might be spreading SV40. Soon after its discovery, SV40 was identified in the oral form of the polio vaccine produced between 1955 and 1961 produced by American Home Products (dba Lederle). Both the oral, live virus and injectable inactive virus were affected. It was found later that the technique used to inactivate the polio virus in the injectable vaccine, by means of formaldehyde, did not reliably kill SV40. Just two years ago, the U.S. government finally added formaldehyde to a list of known carcinogens and and admitted that the chemical styrene might cause cancer. Yet, the substance is still found in almost every vaccine. According to the Australian National Research Council, fewer than 20% but perhaps more than 10% of the general population may be susceptible to formaldehyde and may react acutely at any exposure level. More hazardous than most chemicals in 5 out of 12 ranking systems, on at least 8 federal regulatory lists, it is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health (Environmental Defense Fund). In the body, formaldehyde can cause proteins to irreversibly bind to DNA. Laboratory animals exposed to doses of inhaled formaldehyde over their lifetimes have developed more cancers of the nose and throat than are usual. Facts Listed on The CDC Website about SV40

  • SV40 is a virus found in some species of monkey.
  • SV40 was discovered in 1960. Soon afterward, the virus was found in polio vaccine.
  • SV40 virus has been found in certain types of cancer in humans.

Additional Facts

  • In the 1950s, rhesus monkey kidney cells, which contain SV40 if the animal is infected, were used in preparing polio vaccines.
  • Not all doses of IPV were contaminated. It has been estimated that 10-30 million people actually received a vaccine that contained SV40.
  • Some evidence suggests that receipt of SV40-contaminated polio vaccine may increase risk of cancer.

A Greater Perspective on Aerial Spraying and SV40 The Defense Sciences Office of the Pathogen Countermeasures Program, in September 23, 1998 funded the University of Michigan’s principal investigator, Dr. James Baker, Jr. Dr. Baker, Director of Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences under several DARPA grants. Dr. Baker developed and focused on preventing pathogens from entering the human body, which is a major goal in the development of counter measures to Biological Warfare. This research project sought to develop a composite material that will serve as a pathogen avoidance barrier and post-exposure therapeutic agent to be applied in a topical manner to the skin and mucous membranes. The composite is modeled after the immune system in that it involves redundant, non-specific and specific forms of pathogen defense and inactivation. This composite material is now utilized in many nasal vaccines and vector control through the use of hydro-gel, nanosilicon gels and actuator materials in vaccines. Through Dr. Baker’s research at the University of Michigan; he developed dendritic polymers and their application to medical and biological science. He co-developed a new vector system for gene transfer using synthetic polymers. These studies have produced striking results and have the potential to change the basis of gene transfer therapy. Dendrimers are nanometer-sized water soluble polymers that can conjugate to peptides or arbohydrates to act as decoy molecules to inhibit the binding of toxins and viruses to cells. They can act also as complex and stabilize genetic material for prolonged periods of time, as in a “time released or delayed gene transfer”. Through Dr. Baker’s ground breaking research many pharmaceutical and biological pesticide manufacturers can use these principles in DNA vaccines specific applications that incorporate the Simian Monkey Virus SV40. WEST NILE VIRUS SPRAYING In 2006 Michael Greenwood wrote an article for the Yale School of Public Health entitled, “Aerial Spraying Effectively Reduces Incidence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Humans.” The article stated that the incidence of human West Nile virus cases can be significantly reduced through large scale aerial spraying that targets adult mosquitoes, according to research by the Yale School of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health. Under the mandate for aerial spraying for specific vectors that pose a threat to human health, aerial vaccines known as DNA Vaccine Enhancements and Recombinant Vaccine against WNV may be tested or used to “protect” the people from vector infection exposures. DNA vaccine enhancements specifically use Epstein-Barr viral capside’s with multi human complement class II activators to neutralize antibodies. The recombinant vaccines against WNV use Rabbit Beta-globulin or the poly (A) signal of the SV40 virus. In early studies of DNA vaccines it was found that the negative result studies would go into the category of future developmental research projects in gene therapy. During the studies of poly (A) signaling of the SV40 for WNV vaccines, it was observed that WNV will lie dormant in individuals who were exposed to chicken pox, thus upon exposure to WNV aerial vaccines the potential for the release of chicken pox virus would cause a greater risk to having adult onset Shingles. CALIFORNIA AERIAL SPRAYING for WNV and SV40 In February 2009 to present date, aerial spraying for the WNV occurred in major cities within the State of California. During spraying of Anaheim, CA a Caucasian female (age 50) was exposed to heavy spraying, while doing her daily exercise of walking several miles. Heavy helicopter activity occurred for several days in this area. After spraying, she experienced light headedness, nausea, muscle aches and increased low back pain. She was evaluated for toxicological mechanisms that were associated with pesticide exposure due to aerial spraying utilizing advanced biological monitoring testing. The test results which included protein band testing utilizing Protein Coupled Response (PCR) methods were positive for KD-45. KD-45 is the protein band for SV-40 Simian Green Monkey virus. Additional tests were performed for Epstein-Barr virus capside and Cytomeglia virus which are used in bioengineering for gene delivery systems through viral protein envelope and adenoviral protein envelope technology. The individual was positive for both; indicating a highly probable exposure to a DNA vaccination delivery system through nasal inhalation. The question of the century is how many other viruses and toxins are within current day vaccines that we’ll only find out about in a few decades? Sources: nih.gov rense.com CDC preventdisease.com infowars.com wikipedia.org Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment. [/wpex] TOP

 

Vaccine Fraud: The Polio Elimination by Vaccine Hoax

by July 3rd, 2013vaccine-shot Perhaps you’ve seen those fierce trolling vaccine shills pop into comment sections of articles that report truthfully on vaccines. They often talk about vaccine merits that heavily outweigh any risks from adverse effects that they don’t even believe actually exist. Though by now everyone should at least know there are risks to vaccinations. [wpex Read more] A common argument used to throw people off is that polio was eradicated by vaccinating entire populations with polio vaccines. You may think for a moment that it’s a valid argument, one which you cannot counter. But that’s simply not true. You may want to strengthen your own anti-vaccination resolve or fortify your arguments by printing and using several quotes from real physicians, scientists, and other medical professionals commenting on vaccine failure in the Vaccines Uncensored site. Most of these kinds of sites are attacked in various ways, but offer some insightful information.

‘The Change the Name Game’

The disappearance of iron lungs, those huge devices resembling miniature, individually customized decompression chambers in which polio victims were placed to help them breathe, has led most to believe the problem of polio is over. But the iron lung has merely been replaced with another, much smaller portable medical device known as the ventilator. Ventilators are used now to help those stricken with any form of breathing restrictions, whether from completely congested lungs, polio, or other paralysis that makes it impossible to breathe normally. According to Dr. Suzanne Humphries M.D., shortly after 1955, a cover-up was created to hide the fact that the polio vaccine was even spreading polio. Dr. Humphries went on to explain how a deadly live polio virus strain had infected the Salk vaccines and created an epidemic of polio-type diseases labeled aseptic meningitis or Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP). The term AFP includes Guillain-Barre’ syndrome aka “French Polio”, traumatic neuritis, Reye’s syndrome, enteroviral encephalitis, transverse myelitis, and poliomyelitis. Dr. Humphries displayed a graph in her article showing how reports of polio leveled out while AFP cases continually soared since the mid-1990s, demonstrating that polio has not disappeared. Dr. Lorraine Day, who healed herself from cancer naturally, away from mainstream medicine’s harsh interventions after she was “sent home to die”, also explained that vaccines don’t work in a video interview you can view here. Related Read: Saying ‘No’ to Vaccines – Your Rights After polio vaccinations had begun, polio was assigned different names to hide the vaccines’ ineffectiveness. Dr. Day asserts that 80 to 100 percent of polio cases were created by the vaccine itself. But few knew this because the name was changed to aseptic meningitis. Polio peaked in the early 1950s and was on its way out prior to the introduction of the Salk polio vaccine. Then came the oral polio vaccine (OPV) invented by Albert Sabin using attenuated live viruses. This was designed to create “viral shedding” from those vaccinated to those not vaccinated, thus immunizing them also. Nice theory, but the reality was live viruses contained in OPVs tended to recombine and mutate into a fourth, more virulent wild virus polio strain. There have even been cases in the United States where parents were stricken with polio from OPV viruses while changing their vaccinated babies’ diapers. The dangerous oral polio vaccines were eventually banned in America and other industrialized nations, but the vaccine manufacturers managed to push them off to third world countries that not only paid for them, but agreed to enforce the OPVs on their populations. A Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation program in India was promoted as “The Last Mile: Eradicating Polio in India.” The promotional video displayed numbers showing thousands of cases of polio in India decades ago, with the number of cases dropping to 42 by 2010. But those wild polio virus stats have been traded for vaccine induced polio cases with a different name, non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP). Again, simply change the name of a disease and it disappears while another one appears with the same symptoms! Great for the vaccine industry’s PR campaigns to sell their junk to third world and developing nations. In case you’re wondering why the mainstream media helps the pharmaceutical industry hide this dirt, realize the media protects the status-quo as well as its large source of advertising revenue from the pharmaceutical industry. Additional Sources: NaturalNews.com/035627     [/wpex]

BS”D

In case anyone had any delusions that the new “Polio epidemic hazard scare” is a false flag, a scam dumped on the public for who knows what nefarious reason here is proof.

Now I have 2 reasons to suspect HIGHLY it all.

1] As you all know the vaccine business is an international high roller $$$ cartel with a lot of dirty politics involved.

2] OPV was outlawed NOT taken off because disease is “dead” due to the many outbreaks of polio that the OPV caused as well as many cases of epilepsy it caused!!!!! Now either the manufacturers want to make $$ off it again & are seeking “sucker” countries to do it with &/or since this is THE ONLY country that it being pushed into giving OPV & it is by foreign organisations that are KNOWN to be anti-Israel plus we have a new mis-government that stinks of its being a puppet to external controls (despite making some local-patriotic mumblings that have not born any edible fruit & likely will not), & the ENTIRE “basis” for pushing the new vaccine drink is on an alleged finding of polio virus in the sewer of a Bedouin village & 2 cities in Southern Israel 5 months ago & since then no new findings & NOT EVEN ONE SINGLE CASE of active polio; it stinks of being a fake drive.

הונאה חיסון: ביעור הפוליו על ידי מתיחת חיסון

vaccineshot4 263x164 Vaccine Fraud: The Polio Elimination by Vaccine Hoax אולי ראית shills פופ למקטעי תגובה של מאמרים שדיווח אמת על חיסוני החיסונים האלה העזים החכות. לעתים קרובות הם מדברים על יתרונות חיסון עולים על סיכונים שכבדות מתופעות לוואי שהם אפילו לא מאמינים שבאמת קיימים. למרות שעד עכשיו כולם צריך לפחות לדעת שיש סיכונים לחיסונים.

טיעון נפוץ בשימוש לזרוק את אנשים הוא שפוליו שיחוסל על ידי חיסון אוכלוסיות שלמות עם חיסון פוליו. אתם עשויים לחשוב לרגע שמדובר בטיעון תקף, אחד שאתה לא יכול להתמודד. אבל זה פשוט לא נכון.

אולי אתה רוצה לחזק אותך נגד חיסון לפתור או לחזק את הטיעונים שלך על ידי ההדפסה ושימוש בכמה ציטוטים מרופאים אמיתיים, מדענים, ואנשי מקצוע רפואיים אחרים להעיר על כישלון חיסון באתר לא מצונזר חיסונים. רוב הסוגים של אתרים אלה תקפו בדרכים שונות, אבל מציע קצת מידע תובנה.

“לשנות את המשחק שם”

ההיעלמות של ריאות ברזל, אותם מכשירים הענקיים דמויי מיניאטורי, תא לחץ מותאם באופן אינדיבידואלי בנפגעי פוליו שהונחו כדי לעזור להם לנשום, הובילה ביותר להאמין הבעיה של פוליו נגמרה. אבל ריאות הברזל הוחלפה רק עם מכשיר אחר, קטן בהרבה נייד רפואי המכונה הנשמה. מאווררים נמצאים בשימוש כיום כדי לעזור לאלה לקו בכל צורה של הגבלות נשימה, בין אם מריאות גדושות לחלוטין, פוליו, שיתוק או אחר שעושה את זה אי אפשר לנשום כרגיל.

לדבריו של ד”ר סוזן האמפריז MD, זמן קצר לאחר 1955, טיוח נוצר כדי להסתיר את העובדה שחיסון הפוליו אפילו היה מתפשט פוליו. ד”ר האמפריז המשיך והסביר כיצד זן נגיף קטלני חי פוליו שהדביק את החיסונים של סאלק ויצר מגיפה של מחלות פוליו מסוג שכותרתו דלקת קרום המוח aseptic או שיתוק רפה אקוטי (AFP). AFP המונח כולל ‘גייךבאךה תסמונת המכונה “הצרפתי פוליו”, דלקת טראומטית, תסמונת ריי, דלקת מוח enteroviral, דלקת חוט שדרה רוחבית, ושיתוק ילדים.

ד”ר האמפריז מוצג גרף במאמרה מראה איך דיווחים על פוליו התיישר ואילו במקרי AFP נסקו ברציפות מאז שנת 1990 אמצע, הוכחת מחלת הפוליו, שלא נעלמה.

ד”ר לוריין היום, שרפא את עצמה מהסרטן באופן טבעי, הרחק מהתערבויות הקשות של הרפואה המערבית לאחר שהיא “נשלחה הביתה כדי למות”, גם הסביר כי חיסונים לא עובדים בראיון וידאו תוכל לצפות כאן.

קרא בנושא: אמירה ‘לא’ לחיסונים – הזכויות שלך

לאחר החיסונים פוליו החלו, פוליו הצטרף שמות שונים כדי להסתיר את חוסר יעילותם של החיסונים. ד”ר היום טוען כי 80 עד 100 אחוזים ממקרי פוליו נוצרו על ידי החיסון עצמו. אבל רק מעטים ידעו את זה כי השם שונה לדלקת קרום מוח aseptic.

פוליו הגיע לשיאו בתחילת 1950 והיה בדרכו החוצה לפני כניסתה של חיסון פוליו סאלק.

ואז הגיע החיסון האוראלי (OPV) שהומצא על ידי אלברט סאבין באמצעות וירוסים חיים מוחלשים. זה נועד ליצור “שפיכת ויראלי” מאלו שחוסנו לאלו שלא חוסנו, ובכך מחסנים אותם גם.

תאוריה נחמדה, אבל המציאות הייתה וירוסים חיים הכלולים בOPVs נטתה לשלב מחדש ולעבור מוטציה לתוך זן רביעי, ארסי יותר פראי נגיף פוליו. יש אף היה מקרים בארצות הברית שבו הוריהם לקו בשיתוק ילדים מפני וירוסי OPV תוך שינוי החיתולים של התינוקות שחוסנו שלהם.

את חיסון הפוליו האוראלי המסוכן סופו של דבר נאסר באמריקה ובמדינות מתועשות אחרות, אבל את יצרני החיסונים הצליחו לדחוף אותם למדינות העולם שלישיות ששלמו עבורם לא רק, אבל הסכים לאכוף את OPVs על האוכלוסיות שלהם.

ביל ומלינדה גייטס תכנית בהודו הועלו לדרגת כ” המייל האחרון: מיגור פוליו בהודו. “המספרים המוצגות וידאו קידום המכירות מראים אלפי מקרים של פוליו בהודו לפני עשרות שנים, עם מספר מקרים יורד ל -42 עד שינה 2010.

אבל סטטיסטיקות נגיף וירוס הפראיות האלה כבר נסחרים למקרי פוליו חיסון מושרה עם שם שונים, שיתוק רפה חריף שאינו פוליו (NPAFP).

שוב, פשוט לשנות את השם של מחלה והיא נעלמת בזמן אחד את השני מופיע עם אותם הסימפטומים! נהדר עבור מסעות פרסום יחסי הציבור של תעשיית החיסונים למכור הזבל שלהם לעולם השלישי ומדינות מתפתחות.

במקרה שאתה תוהה למה בתקשורת הממוסדת עוזרת תעשיית התרופות להסתיר את הלכלוך הזה, מבין את התקשורת מהגינה על הסטטוס קוו, כמו גם המקור הגדול של הכנסות מפרסום מתעשיית התרופות.

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Oral Polio Vaccine to Be Given In Southern Israel

Polio AreasBy Chana Ya’ar

First Publish: 6/30/2013, 3:56 PM

The Health Minister has decided to administer an advanced form of the oral polio vaccine to 150,000 children in southern Israel following a 3-day visit from World Health Organization officials. The vaccine is administered in oral drops, not an injection form. They and an official from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control were in Israel to see what the Jewish State is doing to prevent the possible spread of poliomyelitis – a disease once considered “dead.” [wpex Read more] The decision to spend “several million shekels” for nearly one million doses of the “live attenuated” vaccine came after the live virus had been detected in February in routine samples of sewage extracted from the Negev Bedouin city of Rahat. Health Minister Yael German and other officials stressed there was “no reason to panic” as there has not been even one case of the clinical form of poliomyelitis – the type that causes paralysis. But the decision to administer oral polio vaccine (OPV) was made after consulting with the foreign experts. No Israeli children under age eight have received a Sabine OPV, due to a decision to discontinue the vaccine when the disease was considered eradicated. But babies and young children do receive several doses of IPV – the Salk vaccine – in well baby clinics around the country. Israel is one of only five countries in the world that routinely tests stool samples via 16 sewage treatment plants around the country. WHO figures indicated there were an estimated 350,000 actual cases of polio in 125 endemic countries in 1988; but in the countries which routinely test for the disease, last year the number had dropped to only 223 reported cases. [/wpex] TOP

 

The Lancet medical journal:

Vascular and upper gastrointestinal effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: meta-analyses of individual participant data from randomised trials

Study links common painkillers ibuprofen and diclofenac to increased risk of heart attack

Some of the most commonly used painkillers can increase long-term users’ heart-attack risk by more than a third, an in-depth study into their side-effects has shown. One year’s high-dose treatment with over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, used by hundreds of thousands of arthritis sufferers in the UK, leads to three avoidable heart-attacks and one fatal heart-attack for every 1,000 users, researchers said.[wpex Read more] The group of drugs, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), have also been linked with gastrointestinal conditions such as stomach ulcers. A new generation of NSAID painkillers known as coxibs had been introduced, which carried a lesser risk of stomach pains, but they were widely linked to an increase in heart attacks, leading to widespread public concern and the withdrawal of the popular drug Vioxx from shelves in 2004. Now, however, the study’s authors believe that high-dose treatments with older NSAIDs – like daily 150mg prescriptions of diclofenac or 2,400mg prescriptions of ibuprofen – could be as big a risk factor for heart attacks as Vioxx. All NSAIDs, the authors said, double the risk of heart-failure and produce a two- to four-times increased risk of gastrointestinal complications. “We had huge public concern about Vioxx at a time when it wasn’t clear that other drugs that had been on the market for years have similar risks,” said the report’s main author, Professor Colin Baigent from the University of Oxford’s Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Unit. The study, published in The Lancet medical journal today, could lead to a review of the prescriptions offered by the NHS, particularly to patients with pre-existing heart problems. One painkiller, naproxen, did not significantly increase the risk of heart attack and could now be favoured over more common drugs. Professor Baigent said that the study would give GPs and patients greater clarity over the risks involved in long-term painkiller use. “Patients that are taking high doses may want to speak to their GP or rheumatologist,” he said. Many of the seven million people in the UK that suffer from osteoarthritis, and the 400,000 who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, take high doses of ibuprofen, diclofenac or other NSAIDs, with many reliant upon the pain relief to go about their daily lives. GPs welcomed the study, but said it was important to keep the findings “in context”. “Pain blights the daily lives of millions of people and treatments such as ibuprofen can vastly improve the quality of their lives, if used properly,” said the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Clare Gerada. “We welcome this study as an opportunity to raise awareness about appropriate usage of painkillers.” The study, which analysed 639 random drug trials and gathered data on more than 350,000 patients, found for every 1,000 arthritis sufferers, the rate of people suffering a “major vascular event” such as heart attack, stroke or death increased from 8 per 1,000 to 11 per 1,000 with long-term, high-dose use of common NSAIDs. The report’s authors said that although information on risk factors for short-term users was limited, it was highly likely that their risk factor for all side effects would be significantly reduced. Professor Simon Maxwell, of the British Pharmacological Society, said that the study’s most interesting finding was that a less commonly used NSAID, naproxen, carried no increased risk of heart attack. “This might lead to a review by some NHS organisations, who currently advocate the use of diclofenac and ibuprofen,” he said. Popular pills: The pros and cons Aspirin – an antiplatelet drug used to reduce the risk of blood clots, aspirin is commonly used to reduce the risk of heart attacks. However, it can cause irritation of the stomach, indigestion and nausea and in rarer cases vomiting or bleeding in the stomach. Diet pills – More than 120 different anti-obesity medications have been clinically tested and only one, orlistat, has been proven to be safe and effective. NHS guidance says that side effects can include headaches, stomach pain, colds and sore throats. Statins – statins help cut people’s cholesterol by reducing the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol produced in the liver. Some of their side-effects include nose bleeds, headaches and muscle and joint pain. Some patients also report problems with the digestive system such as constipation. Co-codamol – a common painkiller that contains paracetamol and codeine, co-codamol is used to combat severe pain. The NHS says co-codamol’s side effects can include drowsiness, fainting and a feeling of confusion. It can also increase the effects of alcohol. [/wpex] TOP

Over 650,000 Meals in Hospitals Will Now Be Served Without Antibiotic-Infested Meat Due to Super-Bugs

by Christina Sarich June 8th, 2013 hospital meal 263x164 Over 650,000 Meals in Hospitals Will Now Be Served Without Antibiotic Infested Meat Due to Super BugsDue to a precedent-setting move by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and a recent almost-unanimous vote by the Academic Senate of the university, over 650,000 meals served to hospital patients each year will now be free of meat that has been treated with antibiotics.

“There is overwhelming scientific consensus that overuse of antibiotics in livestock is a health hazard to people,” remarked Dr. Thomas Newman, a member of the Senate.

[wpex Read more] Livestock are often fed everything from penicillin to macrolide to ensure their health, but often to the detriment of the people who consume their meat. Ranchers and farmers discovered several decades ago that feeding their livestock just small doses of these antibiotics could fatten them up for market, and bring in larger profits. This practice isn’t often publicized, so many people are unaware of the practice. A doctor who has studied this subject Stuart B. Levy, M.D., estimates that there are 15-17 million pounds of antibiotics used sub-therapeutically in the United States each year.

What happens when humans eat antibiotic-infused meat, is that certain bacteria in the animal becomes resistant to the antibiotic and grows stronger. We consume those unsavory bacteria and can become very ill, and then trying to treat us with antibiotics becomes impossible. This situation is much like the super-weeds that are growing due to the over-use of Monsanto’s GMO poison, Roundup, the good bacteria cannot over-run the bad. We then create super-bugs that are resistant to any type of treatment. Opposing this argument is Dr. Margaret Mellon, with the Union of Concerned Scientists, ”There is no evidence that antibiotic resistance is not a problem, but there is insufficient evidence as to how big a problem it is.” If this were true, why did methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) get a foothold in the 1960s ? The overuse of antibiotics in general has already caused several cases of superbugs. It is no surprise that hospitals are interested in changing their meat procurement practices, since the primary means of treating an ill person in the hospital is either through surgery or pharmaceutical drugs, but what does this issue of Super Bugs have in common with Super Weeds? It seems quite obvious that messing with Mother Nature results in some pretty fantastic tragedy for the human race. [/wpex] TOP

Lean Cuisine is a brand of frozen entreés and dinners sold in the United States, Canada, and Australia by Nestlé80% Of Pre-Packaged Foods In American Grocery  Stores Banned In Other Countries

By Tracey Gaughran-Perez | June 21st, 2013 If you or your kids enjoy pre-packaged convenience foods commonly found in grocery stores across the U.S. such as Froot Loops, Swanson dinners, Mountain Dew, and frozen potato and bread products, you may think twice before purchasing them after hearing what they contain: dangerous chemicals that other countries around the globe have deemed toxic to the point that they’re illegal, and companies are fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for including them in food products.

Swanson Chicken TV Dinner

In a new book Rich Food, Poor Food, authors Mira and Jason Calton provide a list of what they term “Banned Bad Boys” – ingredients commonly used in up to 80% of all American convenience food that have been banned by other countries, with information about which countries banned each substance and why. [wpex Read more] And though it might not surprise you to hear that Olestra – commonly used in low/no-fat snack foods and known to cause serious gastrointestinal issues for those who consume it (understatement) – is on that list, having been banned in both the United Kingdom and Canada, you may be shocked to hear that Mountain Dew, Fresca and Squirt all contain brominated vegetable oil, a substance that has been banned in more than 100 countries “because it has been linked to basically every form of thyroid disease – from cancer to autoimmune diseases – known to man.” Way to go, FDA! Woot! You might also be upset to hear that the food coloring used to make your kid’s delicious Mac & Cheese dinner visually a

Swanson Chicken Pie TV Dinner

ppealing – yellow #5 and yellow #6, namely – is made from coal tar, which among other things is an active ingred ient in lice shampoo and has been linked to allergies, ADHD, and cancer in animals. And gaaaaah. Then there’s azodicarbonamide – commonly found in frozen dinners and frozen potato and bread products – which is used make things like bleach and foamed plastics like those found in yoga mats (tasty!). Azodicarbonamide has been banned in most European countries because it’s known to induce asthma, and is in fact deemed so dangerous that in Singapore its use carries a hefty $500,00 fine and up to 15 years in prison. Yet, according to the FDA, it’s SO TOTALLY FINE for us to keep shoveling it into our kid’s faceholes: “[Azodicarbonamide] is approved to be a bleaching agent in cereal flour and is permitted for direct addition to food for human consumption.” Oooookay then.

Sausage Egg & Cheese McGriddle from McDonald’s

Sausage Egg & Cheese McGriddle from McDonald’s

Finally, there’s butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) – found in Post, Kelloggs and Quaker brand cereals – which is made from petroleum and is a known cancer-causing agent. It’s been banned in England and Japan, but those of us in the U.S. can keep right on serving up to our children for breakfast, because AMMURICA. And FREEDOMZ. Anyone else find all of this, ohhhh I don’t know, more than a tad bit disturbing? I’m not ashamed to say I have love for the blue box Mac & Cheese, and to think that chemicals known and recognized world-wide as completely toxic are included in that – a product openly marketed as being a meal FOR KIDS – makes me more than a little ragey. I mean, those chemicals can’t be what makes it taste so good, right? So can’t we, umm, just use something else instead? (PLEEEASE DON’T MAKE ME GIVE UP THE MAC & CHEESE, PLEEEASE.) Sigh.[/wpex] TOP

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “food poisoning.” Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton’s new book, Rich Food, Poor Food. posted on June 19, 2013 Ashley Perez BuzzFeed Fellow

1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development.

Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development. Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE. Why it’s dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from petroleum, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children, just to name a few. Where it’s banned: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the U.K.

2. Olestra (or Olean): Lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage.

Olestra (or Olean): Lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage. Found in: Fat-free potato chips, corn chips, and French fries. Why it’s dangerous: Created by Procter & Gamble as a substitute for cooking oil, Olestra robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins. Fun side effects include cramps and leaky bowels. Where it’s banned: The U.K. and Canada.

3. Brominated vegetable oil: Makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.

Brominated vegetable oil: Makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.

Found in: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas. Why it’s dangerous: Bromine is a chemical used to stop carpets from catching on fire, so you can see why drinking it may not be the best idea. BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss. Where it’s banned: In over 100 countries.

4. Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.

Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system. Found in: Wraps, rolls, bread crumbs, bagel chips, flat breads.

Why it’s dangerous: Derived from the same harmful chemical as brominated vegetable oil, brominated flour is used to decrease baking time and reduce costs. Only problem is, it’s linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage. Where it’s banned: Europe, Canada, and China.

5. Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus.

Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus. Found in: Breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods. Why it’s dangerous: Used to bleach both flour and foamed plastic (yoga mats and the soles of sneakers), azodicarbonamide has been known to induce asthma.

Where it’s banned: Australia, the U.K., and most European countries.

6. BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.

BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors. Found in: Cereal, nut mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes. Why it’s dangerous: Used to keep food from becoming rancid, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are known to cause cancer in rats. And we’re next! Where it’s banned: The U.K., Japan, and many other European countries.

7. Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST: Harmful to cows and linked to increasing tumor development in humans.

Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST: Harmful to cows and linked to increasing tumor development in humans.

Found in: Milk and dairy products. Why it’s dangerous: Growth hormones are bad for cows and people, potentially causing infertility, weakened muscle growth, and a whole array of cancers. Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the EU.

8. Arsenic: Basically this fish will slowly kill you.

Arsenic: Basically this ish will slowly kill you. Found in: Poultry. Why it’s dangerous: Used in some chicken feed to make meat appear pinker and fresher, arsenic is poison, which will kill you if you ingest enough. Where it’s banned: The EU. TOP