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Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use Of Natural Substances

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According to the FDA’s legal definition, a drug is anything that “diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease.”

The problem with this definition is that there are numerous substances, as readily available and benign as found on our spice racks, which have been proven by countless millennia of human experience to mitigate, prevent and in some cases cure disease, and which cannot be called drugs according to the FDA.

How can this be? Well, the FDA has assumed for itself Godlike power, requiring that its official approval be obtained before any substance can legally be used in the prevention and treatment of disease.

The FDA’s legal-regulatory control therefore is totalitarian and Napoleonic in construct; what it does not explicitly permit as a medicine is implicitly forbidden.

Historically the FDA has required new drugs undergo expensive and elaborate multi-phased clinical trials, which are out of the grasp of any ordinary interest who might want to demonstrate the efficacy of a non-patentable (and therefore unprofitable) herb, food or spice.

The average out-of-pocket cost for obtaining a new drug approval is US$ 802 million dollars,[1] and therefore an investor putting capital into bringing to market a substance that does not lend itself to market exclusivity and therefore cannot produce a return on investment, is committing economic suicide, if not also breaking the law. The investor actually has a legally-binding fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders to make a profit. And therefore, capital will not flow into any would-be commodity that can be produced or obtained with ease, including most things that grow freely on this Earth.

It is an interesting footnote in history that shortly after the Declaration of Independence, Congress declared that natural substances, e.g. water or salt, were God’s gift to mankind and that therefore products of nature should be limited in their patent protection. While this was a noble declaration, it has actually been used against those whose rights it would protect. It has forced private interests to synthetically alter natural substances — for instance the burgeoning biotech field of recombinant DNA technology, i.e. genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — for the sole reason that it guarantees them ownership/patent rights.

In fact, a medical system that legally requires it make a profit threatens to destroy and/or incriminate itself if non-patented, non-profitable natural substances or therapies are employed. It also results in so much collateral damage to those it purports to serve that it could rightly be called a modern form of human sacrifice.

As a result, instead of choosing prospective medicines logically: because they work, are easily accessible, and safe, billions of dollars flow in the exact opposite direction, capitalizing only those substances which are unnatural, and therefore while proprietary are almost invariably unsafe, and whose access and administration can be intensively controlled.

Has The Attempt To Co-opt Medicine Through the Drug-Based Model Undone Itself? 

And yet, there is a silver lining to the story. Due to the fact that our bodies are ultimately constructed from the natural things (food, air and water), and obey very strict natural laws such as the well-known principle of chirality (handedness) – the fact that all amino acids in our body turn a beam of polarized light in the left-handed direction (L-lysine) and sugars to the right-handed direction (D-ribose)– one cannot simply create biologically active, synthetic drugs arbitrarily, as a mistake in handedness (or similar property) could be fatal. Nature, therefore, still provides an elegant biomolecular architecture of irreproducible intelligence and complexity, from which synthetic analogs are modeled and/or derivatives are spun.

As a result, billions of dollars of drug industry and government money (i.e. tax payer money) flow into finding lead compounds for drug development.  Nature is put on the rack, if you will, and her secrets teased from her through innumerable animal and test tube experiments, in order to find compounds that can then be converted into synthetic, patented drugs.

Inadvertently, some of the very same companies and interests which require that natural substances not receive the same drug-approval status as synthetic ones, are funding research that prove basic vitamins, foods and spices are as effective or more effective – and usually much safer – than the drugs  they are developing to replace or supplant them.

This means that tens of thousands of studies do exist showing that natural substances may prevent and/or treat disease, at least in the in vitro (test tube) and animal models. These results often confirm traditional uses in Ayurvedic, Chinese and other traditional systems of medicine, and therefore may be compelling enough for individuals or healthcare practitioners to use the information to inform their treatment decisions.

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The Case For Curcumin In the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

The government biomedical and life sciences database known as Medline contains over 21 million published study citations, and is accessible to search through engines such as Pubmed.gov.  2.6 million of them contain reference to cancer.  115,000 of them remain after applying the “Complementary Medicine” filter.   There are 2,625 topics on cancer which can be found indexed on the GreenMedInfo.com database, referencing 612 natural substances of potential value.

Turmeric, and particularly its polyphenolic constituent known as curcumin, which gives the spice its golden hue, is one of the most extensively studied natural compounds of all time, with 4588 references to it on the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database known as Medline [as of 2.25.2012]. And yet, despite having been shown to have therapeutic value in over 500 disease states in animal and in vitro studies, it still has not been the subject of extensive human clinical research – for the reasons stated above.

GreenMedInfo.com, an open source natural medicine database, has indexed curcumin’s anti-cancer properties in over 50 cancers, with the top 10 most cancers researched in association with curcumin listed below.

Cancer Number of Articles
Breast Cancer 58
Colorectal Cancer 23
Colon Cancer 51
Prostate Cancer 42
Pancreatic Cancer 24
Cancers: Drug Resistant 40
Lung Cancer 37
Liver Cancer 27
Cancer Metastasis 32
Skin Cancer 15

Sources: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/curcumin

As one can see curcumin holds great promise. It has been repeatedly demonstrated to possess simultaneously both chemoprotective/chemosensitizing and radioprotective/radiosensitizing properties, meaning it is capable of reducing the adverse effects on healthy cells caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as enhance the cancer-killing properties of these conventional therapies. It also has an exceptionally high margin of safety, at least an order of magnitude greater than commonly used conventional chemotherapy agents such as 5-fluoruracil.[2] Given these facts curcumin, at the very least, should be considered an ideal candidate for use as an adjuvant in integrative cancer care, and perhaps as a first-line treatment alternative to conventional chemo-agents.

For additional information on the remarkable research supporting the use of Turmeric and Curcumin in medicine, watch the video below.  Join our Facebook research page on Turmeric for updates: Turmeric — What The Research Reveals

[1] http://www.cptech.org/ip/health/econ/dimasi2003.pdf

[2] Curcumin’s LD50 (lethal dose, 50%) in mice is at least 2,000 mg/kg, versus 5-fluorouracil 115 mg/kg, or


Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com.

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded Greenmedinfo.com in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

7 Homeschooled Kids Taken From Parents Because Dad Had Unapproved Mineral Supplement

 

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By: Dean Garrison | DCClothesline -

Brian Shilhavy is reporting that relatives of the Stanley family in Garland County Arkansas have reached out to MedicalKidnap.com to notify the public that the 7 homeschool children of Hal and Michelle Stanley were removed during the night by DHS and fully armed sheriffs this past week, simply because they reportedly found a supplement in the home that was not approved by the FDA.

The FDA v. MMS

The supplement in question is MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution). The FDA has been at war with this product and its distributors for several years. It seems like the Stanley family was unfortunate enough to get caught in the middle of that. In 2010 the FDA posted this consumer alert to FDA.gov:

Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): Product as consumed produces a potent bleach

[Posted 07/30/2010]

AUDIENCE: Consumers, Emergency Medicine

ISSUE: FDA warned consumers not to consume or use Miracle Mineral Solution, an oral liquid solution also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement” or “MMS.” The product, when used as directed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health. The product instructs consumers to mix the 28 percent sodium chlorite solution with an acid such as citrus juice. This mixture produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. High oral doses of this bleach, such as those recommended in the labeling, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.

BACKGROUND: MMS is distributed on Internet sites and online auctions by multiple independent distributors. MMS claims to treat multiple unrelated diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, acne, cancer, and other conditions. The FDA is not aware of any research that MMS is effective in treating any of these conditions. MMS also poses a significant health risk to consumers who may choose to use this product for self-treatment instead of seeking FDA-approved treatments for these conditions.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Consumers who have MMS should stop using it immediately and throw it away. The FDA advises consumers who have experienced any negative side effects from MMS to consult a health care professional as soon as possible.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Phone: 1-800-332-1088
  • Mail: return the postage-paid FDA form 3500, which may be downloaded from the MedWatch “Download Forms” page, to address on the pre-addressed form
  • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178

Some in the alternative health field disagree with the FDA assessment. Here is a video plea from the originator of MMS:

Daniel Smith is facing up to 37 years in prison for his role in distributing MMS.

Is this product really dangerous to the consumer?

Or is this just another case of big pharma using its FDA enforcers to protect corporate profits?

Are the Stanleys Simply Collateral Damage in the FDA Fight Against MMS?

Regardless of the effectiveness of the MMS product, one has to wonder what right the police state feels it has to rip these 7 children from the Stanley home.

It does not appear that the Stanleys were distributing the product but merely attempting to keep it on hand for personal use.

Does anyone else see a problem here?

Arkansas Matters reports:

The substance in question is referred to as “MMS” or Miracle Mineral Solution. The FDA has weighed in on the substance citing serious health concerns reporting that it can turn into a potent bleach and cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if taken.

The Stanley family however say it wasn’t grounds for the way they were treated during a search Monday (1/12) night that ended with their seven children taken away.

“Policemen here, policemen here,” Hal Stanley pointed, standing on his front porch. “Over here, on the side roads full of policemen.”

Stanley opened his door Monday afternoon to find a warrant waiting for him and his home surrounded by State and Garland County agents.

“It said we’re here to search your house,” Stanley explained.

Hal and his wife Michelle were kept outside for hours while officers searched the home with their seven children inside.

Hal said, “If they had asked me if I had MMS, I’d say yes and give it to them.”

Hal insists that only he takes the supplement and he uses MMS as a water purifier for his garden.

The garden is part of the Stanley’s way of life.

They avoid most contact with the government. The parents have home schooled their nine children, two of which have graduated and gone on to college.

The Stanley’s keep to themselves, are generally self-sustained and consider themselves “preppers”.

There you have it. Big Brother has just cracked down on more of those dangerous preppers that dare try to live without total reliance on government from cradle to grave. The only crime here appears to be that our government has grown way too invasive and this is further evidence that they aim to enslave us all.

Let this be our warning. These people did nothing wrong. They were not distributing this product, just using it. If it didn’t work then it’s no different then the closets full of products that we have all wasted money on throughout our lives. The FDA’s claims of harmful effects do not seem to be life threatening.

So what is really going on here?

This is about control and intimidation.

They could have seized the MMS and left.

Instead they took the children.

And people wonder why I can rarely say anything good about our government?

Tyrants have infiltrated all levels, all the way down to our local law enforcement.

Think about that.

The Mother, Michelle Stanley, has asked for our help:

The family has requested that the public call the following people:

  • State Police Headquarters: 501-767-8836
  • Kathy Finnegan 501-767-8550 (head investigator at State police department of our case.)
  • DHS Department 501-321-2583 on menu choose Dept. of Children and Family
  • Garland County Sheriff office Main Office Phone: (501) 622-3660 ask why did Mike Write make the decision to hold the Stanley kids?

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers, and please make some phone calls if you are able. There might be a day when you are the one that is seeking help.

 

The American Government Loves Its People To Death

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The fundamental and fiduciary responsibility that a government has is to protect its people. Not only has the government and its officials miserably failed in this duty, the health policies and related oversight poses the biggest threat to the health, safety and welfare of the American people.

The absolute totality of the full frontal assault that Americans are facing at the hands of government sanctioned entities (i.e. CDC, FDA) is overwhelming in its contemplation. The present American landscape is a war zone and American citizens are the targets for the poisoning of America.

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 Vaccine Manufacturers Inject Mercury, Aluminum, MSG and Formaldehyde Into Our Children

Bill Gates, the biggest purveyor of vaccines in the world.

Bill Gates, the biggest purveyor of vaccines in the world

The evidence is overwhelming, vaccines induce irreversible health effects of over the long haul. The efficacy of most vaccines can be called into question because of shoddy research practices (e.g. placing the majority of high placebo response subjects in the experimental group). Our autism rates are skyrocketing and many health professions, such as Dr. Andrew Wakefield, have laid the blame at the feet of the CDC which is now operating a criminal front organization and protector of vaccine manufacturers. The CDC and Congress just indemnified all pharmaceutical companies from any legal liability.  Is the government passing legislation protecting you from your own bad acts of negligence and malfeasance?

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We will be hearing about Bill Gates a lot in the upcoming months as Ebola makes a comeback. Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI. However, on deck is the Ebola virus and its new vaccines set to debut early next year.

Big Pharma has been fined billions of dollars for their fraud and unsafe practices. Gardasil manufacturers and distributors continue their full frontal assault on the health of America’s young girls. Yet, nothing ever changes. The fines are simply the cost of doing business and nobody goes to jail.

America’s Deadly Food Supply

The United States has the most unhealthy diets in the G20 nations.  America leads the world in obesity and health related issues related to diet. Most modern countries, 52 in all, require their food supply to be labeled. This is especially true when it comes to GMO’s.  GMO’s are pure poison to our food supply. The American people are Monsanto’s guinea pigs and their cash cow at the same time.

As Americans, we have a fundamental right to make informed choices as to what we put into our bodies. Parents have a right to protect their children from unsafe and unproven food. However, when one goes shopping in today’s grocery stores, American consumers are playing Russian Roulette with their health because Americans are consuming unknown quantities of unknown composition from Monsanto created Frankenfoods (i.e. GMO’s).

Reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre revealed the shocking truth that natural “foodists” have suspected for quite some time, in that almost all of the milk sold in the United States is a cancer-causing concoction full of a growth hormones manufactured by Monsanto called ‘Posilac,’ or ‘BGH,’ otherwise known as ‘rBGH’ or bovine growth hormone. The end result Fox piece was a damning condemnation of Monsanto and what it was doing to the nation’s milk supply.

On the Friday before Monday’s air date, Monsanto’s lawyer faxed a letter to Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News in New York, claiming that the series was biased and unscientific. Fox pulled the series for “further review.”

After the Florida station’s general manager, who had a background in investigative reporting, meticulously verified the damning contents in the show, he verified that every statement was accurate and unbiased. The station re-scheduled the series for the following week. Monsanto’s attorney immediately sent another, more strongly worded letter to Ailes, this time indicating that the news story “could lead to serious damage to Monsanto and dire consequences for Fox News.” The airing was postponed indefinitely and public safety “be damned”.

Fox fired the Florida station’s general manager and news manager to avoid Monsanto’s threatened retribution. Reporters Akre and Wilson “were repeatedly instructed to include unverified and even some outright false statements by Monsanto’s dairy research director.” In one instance, they were told to include a statement that milk from rbGH-injected cows is the same and as safe as milk from untreated cows. The reporters said that management even threatened to fire them if the statement was not forthcoming in the upcoming report. In other words the fix was on and Fox became Monsanato’s partner in crime and the public’s health was the end result.

When the now beleaguered reporters showed the evidence to Fox’s lawyer that Monsanto’s claims were not true, Fox’s lawyer replied, “You guys don’t get it, it isn’t about whether you have your facts right or whether it’s true. It’s the fact that we don’t want to put up $200,000 to go up against Monsanto.”

Fox suspended the two reporters and then subsequently fired them. Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station based upon whistle blower protection laws and were awarded. The jury awarded Akre $425,000, agreeing that her dismissal was in retaliation for her threat to tell the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the station’s plan to report false information on television and that the withholding of that information would endanger the public’s health and welfare.

On appeal, the case was overturned. It turns out that lying on TV is not against the law. The FCC’s policy against news distortion is a policy, not a “rule, law, or regulation,” so the Florida’s whistle-blower law did not apply. Furthermore, in a move certain to chill future whistleblowers, the court used the “Non-Prevailing Party Pays” provision of the state’s whistleblower protection act to rule that Akre and Wilson pay nearly $200,000 of Fox’s legal fees.

Welcome to America where we bankrupt reporters for trying to save the public’s health and Monsanto is rewarded for intentionally bringing harm to our citizens as the American legal system perverts the law to protect the guilty and harm the innocent.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the prostitute for Monsanato. For a chance at career advancement, the officials at the FDA have sold the country’s health interests, and even their own family’s health interests, down the proverbial river.

French Research Scientists Condemn GMO’s and Their Related Health Effects

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming new study that throws the safety of the food into doubt. The European report, based upon a French study on GMO’s  and their health effects on rats,  claimed that 200 rats fed GM corn produced by Monsanto had suffered the growth of life-threatening tumors the size of ping-pong balls.

Monsanto has been strangely silent on the matter. However, French scientist, Joel Spiroux, has called for new rules on GMO foods as he stated “Current regulation tests are conducted over three months, but the really serious diseases, such as the death of rats due to tumors, occur only in the fourth month. “Therefore these tests give no real information about the effects of genetically modified food on health over a lifetime.”

The lesson here is simple, the American people have found one more government agency that is in the hip pocket of a corporate oligarchical structure as the FDA cannot be trusted to carry out its mandate to protect the American people. Meanwhile, American diabetes rates, cancer rates and obesity rates skyrocket in comparison to the rest of the world where GMO foods are labeled and can be easily avoided by an aware public.

Even liberal Hollywood figures have spoken out against Monsanto’s GMO’s as we see in the following video.

The Tip of the Iceberg

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This article does not even scratch the surface. Our water is being poisoned. Our cell phones have scientifically been linked to brain cancer, despite the FDA’s best attempts to obfuscate the truth. We have witnessed the rise of mystery illnesses of which the government is fully aware. Federally mandated light bulbs are highly toxic and if broken, pose a series of dire health threats. Of course no discussion on this topic would be complete without a mention of Fukushima in which the government changed its threshold of safe radiation and increased it by a factor of 10 following the Fukushima meltdown. Some estimates place the radiation levels at 50,000 times the previous levels. Ocean life and soon to be human life are going extinct in the path of the radiation cloud and the danger is nowhere close to being over. And let’s not forget about Gardasil, VIOXX, Obamacare’s death panels, the quarter of million of us that will die to due to managed healthcare restrictions on treatment protocols in hospitals. Twenty thousand people, in Phoenix, have awakened to the fact that the smart meters are a significant threat and have demanded their removal and the numbers are growing. I am sorry we did not have the time or the space to mention MSG, dental fillings and of course, the globalist favorite, transhumanism.

The American government and this present administration do indeed love its American people to death.


Dave Hodges is the host of the popular weekly talk show, The Common Sense Show, which airs on Sunday nights from 9pm – Midnight (central) on the Republic Broadcasting Network and its 29 affiliate stations. Dave also hosts a website (www.thecommonsenseshow.com) in which he writes daily articles on the geopolitical state of affairs both nationally and internationally. The theme of Dave’s show and website centers around exposing the corruption and treason which has invaded the presidency and Congress as well as their corporate and banking benefactors. Dave is an award winning psychology, sociology, statistics and research professor. He is also a former college basketball coach who retired as the winningest coach in his college’s history. A mental health therapist by training, Dave brings a broad based perspective in his fight against the corrupt central banking cartels which have hijacked the US government. Dave and his wife, Nora have one son and they presently reside in rural Arizona approximately 25 miles north of the greater Phoenix area. Dave was drawn to the fight for freedom when the globalist central banking forces, led by Senator John McCain, attempted to seize his home and property and that of 300 of his neighbors, without one dime being offered in compensation. This attempted public theft of private property was conducted for the purpose of securing cheap land in which the globalists intended on putting in an international highway through their area known as the Canamex Corridor. Dave’s community appointed him the spokesperson and eventually his community won their fight against the bankers and their front man, Senator McCain. This event launched Dave’s career as a broadcaster and an investigative journalist. Dave’s website presently enjoys over a half a million visitors every month.

The FDA Gets In Women’s Panties: Reusuable Menstrual Pads To Be Subject To $4000 A Year In Extortion Fees

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Well, our good friends at the FDA are looking out for us again. Thank goodness we have them to fine us, charges us fees, regulate perfectly natural things, and keep us safe.  Heck, who knew that women couldn’t even safely menstruate without them?

The FDA has decided that reusable menstrual pads are Class I Medical Devices. That means those who manufacture these products must pay an annual fee of THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS to continue doing so.  Not only must these ladies armed with sewing machines pay taxes on their income, they must pay a fealty charge to the FDA to continue making a living this way. FDA Regulation #884.5435 states that a reusable menstrual pad maker must be “FDA compliant” – which means they must pay a yearly registration fee of $3,646 to remain in business for 2015 and a fee of $3,872 for 2016.

This is part of the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act…also known as “The government gets a piece or they put you out of business.” As people strive for more independence from Big Business, this will serve to put them firmly in their places. Self-sufficiency creates a competitive model and provides options other than paying for the lavish vacations and 19 bedroom homes of the CEOs and major stockholders of corporations who find the fees a nominal cost of doing business – if they are even subject to them at all.

Go read the mindblowing list of things that will be exempted: included are the little lights that go on urethral catheters and esophagal dilators. These things don’t require oversight but a cloth pad does????????????? The FDA is terribly concerned for women, because reusable pads are considered “gynecological or obstetrical devices” that require their intervention. And fees. Don’t forget the fees.

Women opt for natural reusable menstrual products for a variety of reasons:

  • These products are non-toxic, unlike the bleached white, chemical-laden store-bought varieties.
  • These products aren’t piling up in landfills.
  • These products allow women to be self-sufficient – they don’t have to rely on a trip to Walmart every month.

Let’s talk about Class I Medical Devices. According to the FDA:

Class I means the class of devices that are subject to only the general controls authorized by or under sections 501 (adulteration), 502 (misbranding), 510 (registration), 516 (banned devices), 518 (notification and other remedies), 519 (records and reports), and 520 (general provisions) of the act. A device is in class I if (i) general controls are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device, or (ii) there is insufficient information from which to determine that general controls are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device or to establish special controls to provide such assurance, but the device is not life-supporting or life-sustaining or for a use which is of substanial importance in preventing impairment of human health, and which does not present a potential unreasonable risk of illness of injury. (source)

Are you freakin’ kidding me?  For that, people involved in cottage industries must pay thousands of dollars per year?  Why are they trying to medicalize the regular shedding of uterine tissue, something that has been occurring since the beginning of time?

If you want to talk about something that needs oversight, how about the feminine hygiene products you can purchase at the store?  Do you have any idea what carcinogenic materials those things contain?  Here’s a quick primer on the contents of sanitary napkins:

In August Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) commissioned STAT Analysis to analyze volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in scented, unscented, and Infinity versions of ultra-thin pads sold under the Always brand, which is manufactured by consumer-product giant Procter & Gamble (P&G).

The results of the testing indicate that both scented and unscented Always pads emit toxic chemicals, including chemicals identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Toxicology Program, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the State of California Environmental Protection Agency, as carcinogens and reproductive and developmental toxins. The manufacturer discloses none of these chemicals on the product.

Some chemicals of concern detected include styrene (a human carcinogen), chloromethane (a reproductive toxicant), chloroethane (a carcinogen), chloroform (a carcinogen, reproductive toxicant, and neurotoxin), and acetone (an irritant). These chemicals also have industrial uses such as in the manufacturing of car tires, nail-polish remover, and Styrofoam, as well as in petroleum refining. (source)

This doesn’t even get into the vast amount of plastic in intimate contact with your body:

Each conventional sanitary pad contains the equivalent of about four plastic bags! With everything we now know about the hazardous nature of plastic chemicals, this alone is cause for concern.

For example, plasticizing chemicals like BPA and BPS disrupt embryonic development and are linked to heart disease and cancer. Besides crude oil plastics, conventional sanitary pads can also contain a myriad of other potentially hazardous ingredients, such as odor neutralizers andfragrances. Synthetics and plastic also restrict the free flow of air and can trap heat and dampness, potentially promoting the growth of yeast and bacteria in your vaginal area. (source)

For women who use tampons instead of pads, the content of those is even more grim:

Phthalates — which give paper tampon applicators that smooth feel and finish — are known to dysregulate gene expression, and DEHP may lead to multiple organ damage.

Furthermore, to give tampons and pads that pristine, “clean” white look, the fibers used must be bleached. Chlorine is commonly used for this, which can create toxic dioxin and other disinfection-by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethane. Studies show that dioxin collects in your fatty tissues, and according to a draft report by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), dioxin a serious public health threat that has no “safe” level of exposure! Published reports show that even low or trace levels of dioxins may be linked to:

  • Abnormal tissue growth in the abdomen and reproductive organs
  • Abnormal cell growth throughout the body
  • Immune system suppression
  • Hormonal and endocrine system disruption

Meanwhile, the FDA’s official stance regarding trace amounts of dioxins is that there are no expected health risks associated with trace amounts of dioxins in tampons…

So wait a minute…according to our noble guardians at the FDA, dioxin is okay, but by golly, they’ve got to monitor those women who use flannel and organic cotton!!!! They must keep those women safe – and of course, dependent on a monthly trip to pay their dues at the altar of Proctor and Gamble, and companies like them. (Learn more from the World Health Organization about the dangers of the dioxin they say is okay to place in your private areas.)

Sellers of these products have been notified that they must scramble to come up with over $3600 by December 31 to remain in business.

Prices of these products are sure to rise in order for the makers to be able to stay in business.  Support them by checking out this set of 5 pads or going for the gusto and getting a supply of 20 pads. You can also keep the FDA out of your panties by making your own pads - here are simple instructions.

If you agree that this is a ridiculous example of overreach that supports the interests of Big Business over the cottage industries that allow families to be independent and help to build a healthy economy, please sign this petition on the We the People website.

Resources

Natural Cotton Cloth Menstrual Pads

Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA’s Betrayal of America

The Sinister Corporate Agenda of the FDA


Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. She is the author of The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom. Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy, which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and you can email her at [email protected]

 

Level Farming Fields

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Farmers know all about clearing and leveling out fields in order to plant crops.

But the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) seems determined to keep the playing field for small farmers decidedly unlevel. If we don’t intervene, the FDA could put countless small farmers out of business.

It all has to do with something called the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA is geared toward applying one-size-fits-all regulations to farms, regardless of how large or small those farms are.

Last year this time, in response to complaints from consumers, farmers and other groups, the FDA announced plans to revisit the rules. Fast forward a year, and the issue now is the Tester-Hagan amendment which would exempt small-scale, direct-marketing farms and artisan food producers from the most burdensome aspects of the FSMA.

But now the FDA, instead of respecting the intent of the Congressionally mandated Tester-Hagan amendment, is proposing to implement the amendment in a way that will allow the agency to target small farms and food producers one-by-one and put them out of business—with little or no recourse for the farmers. Small farms that produce healthy food are the key to healthy, economically sustainable communities. We should do everything in our power to make them flourish. So why is the FDA writing rules guaranteed to do just the opposite?

TAKE ACTION: Tell FDA food safety regulators to be fair to small farmers!

If you are a farmer or food producer, please submit your own comments detailing the ways FSMA impacts you.

FDA Approves Addictive Painkiller To Combat Addiction To Painkillers

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By: Carey Wedler | The Anti Media -

Last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new painkiller that claims to combat the nation’s widespread, lethal addiction to painkillers.

In 2010, anywhere from half to three-quarters of drug overdoses in America were from painkillers. 12 million people abused them for non-medical reasons and addiction is also surging among teenagers. According to the CDC, prescription opioid abuse sends 420,000 people to the emergency room every year and death from opioid abuse is greater than heroin and cocaine combined. 46 Americans die every day from painkillers—more than one individual every hour.

Naturally, the FDAwhich has approved these deadly prescription painkillers stepped in to help. After fighting change for years (alongside the American Medical Assocation), last year it announced it would tighten restrictions on prescribing pills to combat doctors who over-prescribed painkillers.

But that was not enough. Faced with outrage over the growing epidemic, the FDA approved Purdue Pharmaceuticals Hysingla last week. Hysingla contains a potent dose of highly addictive hydrocodone120 mgbut lacks acetaminophen, a mild painkiller found in products like Tylenol (that is not without its own side effects). Hysingla is taken once a day and releases over a 24-hour period.

Purdue spokesman, Raul Damas, bragged that 

“This is coming on to a market that is currently flooded with products that do not have abuse-deterrent options.”

Still, the FDA advises the 120 mg dose of hydrocodone “should not be prescribed to people who have not previously taken an opioid medication,” and that any dose over 80 mg for a new patient is unsuitable (exposing how powerful the new drug actually is).

Nevertheless, the new pill’s manufacturer, Purdue Pharmaceuticals claims Hysingla is an “abuse-deterrent” because it is difficult to crush or dissolve in water. Apparently forgetting that drug addicts will consume their drug of choice in any way possible, Dr. David Haddox, the company’s chief of health policy, said the pill is a

“gelatinous, gooey mass that doesn’t pull into a syringe easily.”

The FDA parroted these claims:

“For patients who benefit from hydrocodone alone for the treatment of pain severe enough to need an opioid, this offers the advantage of once-a-day dosing in a formulation that we expect will reduce abuse and misuse.”

But addiction experts disagree. The New York Times reported:

“Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the chief medical officer at Phoenix House, a group of nonprofit addiction-treatment centers, said he was disturbed by the drug’s approval and disappointed that the F.D.A. did not seek input from an advisory committee of experts.

Dr. Kolodny said that addicts knew how to break down abuse-deterrent products for oral use, and that the 120-milligram tablets were particularly dangerous because they ‘pack an enormous amount of hydrocodone.’”

Last year, the FDA approved Targiniq, another Purdue “abuse deterrent” that like Hysingla, experts warned could still cause dependency. It, like Hysingla, was approved without the consult of an expert review board.

It is no secret that the FDA could have long ago approved other substances for the treatment of serious pain. Pain relief is one of the most commonly accepted uses of marijuana, but because the plant does not enjoy a powerful corporate lobby, it has long been barred from legal use (even though the government holds a patent on its medicinal qualities).

At this point, few Americans are fooled by the FDA’s false claims that it protects the health of the population. Simply disregarding or failing to seek the opinions of experts they hire would be enough to prove this point. That they disregard these experts to routinely side with corporations on matters that are literally life or death makes their true motives even more obvious.

However, with the growing awareness of these addictive “medicines,” there is hope that individuals will look to alternative forms of medicine to treat their ailments, avoiding “FDA-approved” solutions whenever possible.

Obama’s Fascist Healthcare Policies Are Endangering American Lives

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The Ebola crisis has taken a decidedly bad turn yesterday as the true agenda of the government and its minions is being fully exposed. In the face of a deadly Ebola crisis that has the potential to sweep across the country with the vengeance of the 1918 Spanish Flu, one would think that the government watchdogs, the FDA, the CDC and the NIH would welcome help from the non-governmental affiliated healthcare industry in any way that they could get that help. Unfortunately, for the American public, these private corporations who operate with a government charter, are intimidating all but the aforementioned healthcare organizations to forsake any and all health claims as the FDA has completely banned the use of the word “Ebola”.

The FDA has sent out letters to nearly every natural healthcare company threatening them with strong action if they do not completely comply with the FDA even when the law does not require such compliance.

The Institute of BioAcoustic Biology

A case in point in which the government sponsored healthcare watchdog industries should be welcoming any kind of health advances in the treatment of Ebola, particularly since we seem so helpless in the face of the virus, the work of the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology stands out.

The World Health Organization stated, on August 12, 2014, announced that “…the panel reached consensus that it IS ETHICAL TO OFFER UNPROVEN INTERVENTIONS (emphasis added)…There was unanimous agreement that there is a moral duty to also evaluate these interventions”.  The Institute of BioAcoustic Biology, located in Albany, Ohio took up the challenge issued by the World Health Organization as they subsequently created software to confirm Ebola activators, genes and proteins which could be used as a means of predicting who would manifest symptoms prior to the manifestation of Ebola symptoms. The technology is based upon an analysis of sound frequencies. This organization is motivated only by the desire to help stem the tide of the coming Ebola crisis. They have held public classes and gave away the diagnostic software to everyone and anyone. Free instruction was offered to teach conference participants on how to use the software. The efforts of the BioAcoustic Biology group is totally dedicated to finding solutions to the present crisis and they are not attempting to break the bank in return for their efforts. One would think that the FDA would be willing to test the efficacy of the approach. In fact, the organization has offered to allow any legitimate body to test their approach free of charge. Unfortunately, anyone else who is not associated with Monsanto, GSK, Crucell, the CDC, the NIH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are threatened and intimidated into abandoning any work on Ebola.

In fact, the control of the treatment of Ebola is so tight that the FDA is issuing letters of warning to nearly all healthcare companies to cease and desist in the use of certain words. The threats of prosecution by the FDA are so draconian that the FDA has appointed itself to be the guardian of the English language.

Words Banned by the FDA for Use with the Natural Healthcare Industry

Pandemic, Debilitating, Natural Medicine , Chronic, Virus, Bacteria, Combating disease,  Kill (name of pathogen), Halt, Cure, no use of the word “EBOLA” in any context

The FDA sanctions the production of Merck produced Vioxx which killed over 100,000 Americans and they think they have the right to play grammar Nazi with the language of the healthcare industry? Where is the outrage America?

And the real motive is ….

And the real motive is ….

The motivation for these seemingly nonsensical actions by the FDA comes back to greed. As I have already documented in a previous article , the CDC owns the patent on the present form of Ebola and all variations up to 70% of  the original virus. As such, any treatment of Ebola would require the payment of a royalty to the CDC or their designee for tampering with their intellectual property.

In the same article, it was documented that Crucell had tested an Ebola vaccine on humans back in 2006. Finally, it was documented that the National Institute of Health (NIH) now owns the patent for the Crucell created vaccine. Although a statement which backs the safety of the vaccine can be found, the results of these 2006 clinical trials remains suspiciously missing from public view. We also know that the Army, from Ft. Dietrich, was also involved in this process. This leads a reasonable person to believe that the results of the clinical trials are being suppressed and that they were classified by the Army.

The net effect of these events is that the CDC, NIH, FDA and Bill Gates have positioned themselves to make a lot of money on both the outbreak and treatment of Ebola.

This kind of monopolization of the diagnostic and treatment process speaks solely to corporate greed. Fascism is the blending of government power and corporate interests and this is what we are seeing in the United States healthcare industry.  Organizations such as the Institute of  BioAcoustic Biology merely wants to find a cure, while the CDC and the NIH are positioning themselves to profit along with Bill Gates. This is such a betrayal of the public trust that words are not strong enough to describe this outrage!

The FDA will “swat team” anyone who is legitimately looking for a cure for Ebola that is not on their preferred list of insiders. Why should only Monsanto, GSK and Crucell be allowed to pursue a treatment for Ebola in the present atmosphere of “rules for thee, but not for me”.  Monsanto and GSK are private corporations. Why are they receiving special treatment while other legitimate private organizations are blocked from assisting in the process of finding a cure for Ebola? The fascist nature of our healthcare industry is going to potentially cost a lot of people in this country their lives. The ground rules surrounding our nation’s entire approach to the present crisis is unfathomable and unacceptable and creates an atmosphere which financially benefits the CDC and the NIH and this inevitably leads to conspiracy theories involving false flag events related to profit and control.

President Obama has publicly chastised anyone who engages in the spreading of any type of “conspiracy theory” to be irresponsible and that nobody should listen to them. It is the actions of this administration that are inviting conspiracy theories as clearly, Obama’s failure to stop traffic from West Africa from coming into America via air travel, is classic example of his depraved indifference and this failure should be viewed under the lens of suspicion. I have a “conspiratorial” question for you and your administration, Mr. President. Since market penetration is the hallmark principle of any financial endeavor and the CDC and the NIH stand to make a lot of money of the outbreak and treatment of Ebola, then what is your administration doing to prevent the CDC and the NIH from manipulating the situation to increase the spread of Ebola in order to enhance their bottom line? Another question Mr. President, if your administration is not complicit in increasing the market penetration of the CDC and the NIH with regard to the spread of Ebola, they why have you not shut off air travel coming directly, or indirectly from West Africa into the United States and why is our southern border still undefended and vulnerable to a bioterror attack?

And this President wonders why conspiracy theories proliferate with regard to his administration.

The American people are waiting for your response Mr. President…

Ebola will not come to the U.S.

Ebola will not come to the U.S.

Finally, wasn’t it President Obama who stated a few weeks ago that the American people had nothing to worry about and that Ebola would never come to the United States? Who could give this President or anyone in his administration any degree of credibility in the midst of this entire fiasco?


Dave Hodges is the host of the popular weekly talk show, The Common Sense Show, which airs on Sunday nights from 9pm – Midnight (central) on the Republic Broadcasting Network and its 29 affiliate stations. Dave also hosts a website (www.thecommonsenseshow.com) in which he writes daily articles on the geopolitical state of affairs both nationally and internationally. The theme of Dave’s show and website centers around exposing the corruption and treason which has invaded the presidency and Congress as well as their corporate and banking benefactors. Dave is an award winning psychology, sociology, statistics and research professor. He is also a former college basketball coach who retired as the winningest coach in his college’s history. A mental health therapist by training, Dave brings a broad based perspective in his fight against the corrupt central banking cartels which have hijacked the US government. Dave and his wife, Nora have one son and they presently reside in rural Arizona approximately 25 miles north of the greater Phoenix area. Dave was drawn to the fight for freedom when the globalist central banking forces, led by Senator John McCain, attempted to seize his home and property and that of 300 of his neighbors, without one dime being offered in compensation. This attempted public theft of private property was conducted for the purpose of securing cheap land in which the globalists intended on putting in an international highway through their area known as the Canamex Corridor. Dave’s community appointed him the spokesperson and eventually his community won their fight against the bankers and their front man, Senator McCain. This event launched Dave’s career as a broadcaster and an investigative journalist. Dave’s website presently enjoys over a half a million visitors every month.

Study: Conflicts Of Interest Are Rampant Among FDA Advisors

Conflicts Of Interest Are Rampant Among FDA Advisors

By: Dr. Mercola, mercola.com -

It should be obvious that patients need unbiased advice when it comes to making decisions that can impact their health.

With that in mind, it stands to reason that physicians and scientists with financial ties to the drug industry should not be permitted to participate in broad policy and public health recommendations. But this is exactly what happens, and it happens more or less routinely.

In fact, conflict of interest is rampant in the field of medicine, even when it comes to recommendations from supposedly independent authorities like the federal government, which makes it very difficult to trust conventional health advice.

This issue was recently highlighted in a study published in the Milbank Quarterly,1 a multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy.

The author, Genevieve Pham-Kanter, reviewed how financial interests affected the voting behavior of nearly 1,400 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee members who took part in the decision process for Center for Drug and Evaluation Research between 1997 and 2011.

FDA advisory committees are created to help the agency make approval decisions on drugs, and the presence of external experts is supposed to ensure that decisions are unbiased and grounded in sound science. Alas, Pham-Kanter’s findings show this system can result in significant bias when conflicts of interest are ignored, as they typically are.

Conflicts of Interest Rampant Among FDA Advisors

In all, the 1,400 FDA advisory committee members cast nearly 15,740 votes between 1997 and 2011. After carefully examining the financial relationships between these committee members and drug makers, Pham-Kanter’s study2 showed that:

  • On average, 13 percent of the members in any given committee had financial interest in the company whose drug was up for a review by that committee.
  • About one-third of financial interests involved consulting for a drug maker; 25 percent involved ownership interest; 14 percent involved serving on an industry advisory board or steering committee.
  • Committee members with financial ties to the company sponsoring the drug under review voted in favour of approval 63 percent of the time, while members who did not have financial ties had a 52 percent chance of favouring approval.
  • Committee members who served on a sponsoring firm’s advisory board had a whopping 84 percent chance of voting in favour of the drug’s approval.
  • Committee members with financial ties to several competing drug firms did not, on average, show pro-industry bias in their voting behaviour.

Quid Pro Quo May Be at Work in Your Doctor’s Office

As noted by the New York Times,3 the same kinds of conflicts of interest occur between prescribing doctors and drug firms.

The irony is that most doctors perceive themselves as being immune to influence, even though statistics clearly show that when a drug company provides a doctor with a gift of some kind, the doctor’s prescribing behavior is typically affected:

“Physicians sometimes travel to nice resorts for education. A study published some time ago in the journal Chest4 followed doctors who went to two all-expenses-paid symposia on new drugs.

Eighty-five percent of the physicians interviewed stated that accepting such invitations would not influence their use of the drugs. Nevertheless, their prescriptions for those drugs nearly tripled after the meetings, far above increases in the use of those drugs nationally.

Other studies5 have shown that physicians who meet with and accept gifts from drug companies are significantly more likely to ask that their drugs be added to hospital formularies…

A study6 of radiation oncologists found that only five percent thought that they might be affected by gifts. But a third of them thought that other radiation oncologists would be affected.”

Yes, Transparency IS a Deterrent…

To combat the undue influence drug companies have on doctors’ prescription behavior by way of gifts, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act7 was passed and went into effect last year.

This payment transparency program requires drug companies to report payments, including non-cash payments, made to doctors, which are posted in a public database. Payments that must be reported include:

  • Meals
  • Travel
  • Speaking honorariums
  • Research grants
  • Company shares or ownership

In August, ProPublica8 used this database to reveal that nearly half of the doctors who billed Medicare for the expensive drug HP Acthar Gel9 were speakers, researchers, or consultants for the drug company in question. This included all of the top four prescribers.

This drug, despite there being questions about its effectiveness, has an average price tag of more than $41,700 per prescription, making it one of the most expensive drugs on the market. (It’s authorized as a treatment for a total of 19 different diseases, including multiple sclerosis.) As noted in the featured article:10

“The doctors mentioned by name in that article probably did not appreciate their loss of anonymity. Many others have begun to limit their acceptance of gifts, knowing that they will be made public.”

‘Doctored’—a Look at the Business of Medicine from the Inside

Dr. Jauhar, author of the book, Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, was recently described as “a compelling writer and an astute critic of the wasteful, mercenary, cronyistic and often corrupt practice of medicine today.”11

“He is brutally honest, not just about his own shortcomings, but about those of colleagues, bosses and institutions. There is the cardiologist who pressures him to perform expensive, unneeded diagnostic tests; the hospital, which wants him to see patients for ever-shorter sessions; the pharmaceutical company that pays him on the side to give ‘lectures’ but will let him use only its slides and data,” the New York Times book reviewer notes.

Indeed, such complaints have been well documented before. Too much cancer screening, too many heart tests, too many cesarean sections—mounting evidence suggests that Americans are basically being overtreated to death… A number of polls also show that doctors are truly struggling—mentally, emotionally, and physically. Like Dr. Jauhar, a vast majority report being disillusioned and dissatisfied with their work. In one 2008 survey,12 a mere six percent of 12,000 US doctors rated their work morale as positive…

There are many reasons for this, including the fact that doctors’ hands are tied by insurance companies when it comes to treatment decisions. But I think that the root of the problem goes back to the fact that doctors enter the field wanting to truly help people get well, but find that the system works against disease resolution at every turn.

Most all fail to appreciate the massive collusion between multinational corporations, peer reviewed journals, professional advisory committees, and federal regulatory agencies that decimate any hope of objective honest recommendations. Medicine has become a for-profit business, and this automatically promotes waste and less-than-optimal treatment options.

Doctors Over-Prescribe Antibiotics While Study Finds Honey May Work Better

A major part of medical waste is using profitable treatment options rather than what’s most effective. Case in point: recent research13 shows that many hospitals prescribe too many antibiotics, while other research finds that honey may actually outperform antibiotics for a number of serious infections—including antibiotic-resistant ones. According to Capital OTC,14 data from 500 American hospitals suggest that 78 percent of cases in which multiple antibiotics were prescribed to treat an infection between 2008 and 2011 may have been prescribed unnecessarily, costing the health care system a whopping $163 million:

“Director of the Premier Safety Institute, Premier, Inc Leslie Schultz, who is also the lead author of the study said, ‘Sometimes in an effort to ‘do whatever it takes’ to fight a serious infection, clinicians use multiple antibiotics to treat the same infection. This practice can contribute to antimicrobial resistance, put patient safety at risk and increase costs. We hope these findings help to enhance the antimicrobial stewardship initiatives that the majority of US hospitals already have in place today.'”

Meanwhile, Swedish scientists have concluded that honey contains a wide variety of active ingredients that make it a potent ally against infections.15 Honey was actually a conventional therapy in fighting infection up until the early 20th century, at which time its use slowly vanished with the advent of penicillin. Today, in light of the rapidly rising threat of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, alternative tools are sorely needed, and medical scientists are now taking a second look at this ancient remedy. According to the authors:

“Natural products such as honey have been applied against human’s infections for millennia without sufficient scientific evidence. A unique lactic acid bacterial (LAB) microbiota was discovered by us, which is in symbiosis with honeybees and present in large amounts in fresh honey across the world… [W]e tested the LAB against severe wound pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) among others.

We demonstrate a strong antimicrobial activity from each symbiont and a synergistic effect, which counteracted all the tested pathogens. The mechanisms of action are partly shown by elucidating the production of active compounds such as proteins, fatty acids, anaesthetics, organic acids, volatiles and hydrogen peroxide. We show that the symbionts produce a myriad of active compounds that remain in variable amounts in mature honey.”

Manuka Honey Can Be Used for Therapeutic Wound Care

As long as you use the right kind of honey, science does back up its use for wound treatment, which is especially relevant today as antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are on the rise. Hospitals have become particularly notorious for spreading lethal infections. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospital-acquired infections now affect one in 25 patients. GreenMedInfo.com16 lists a number of clinical studies showing Manuka honey’s effectiveness against a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including:

Leg Ulcer Dental Caries Dental Plaque
MRSA Periodontal Infection and Gingivitis Ulcerative Colitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Helicobacter Pylori Infection Wound Healing Bacterial Infections

The US FDA authorized the first honey-based medical product in 2007. Derma Sciences uses Manuka honey for their Medihoney wound and burn dressings, which can be found online from medical supply stores. Amazon.com also sells them. These products can also be found in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

What Can You Do to Take Control of Your Health?

Virtually every measurable index indicates that despite the ever-increasing amounts of money invested, if you live in the United States your chance of achieving optimal health through the conventional medical system is getting progressively worse. As just one example, while the US spends more than twice the amount on health care as other developed nations, we rank 49th in life expectancy worldwide—far lower than most other developed nations…The time is ripe for you to take control of your health, and my site is chock full of free comprehensive recommendations that can serve as an excellent, truly independent starting point.

When it comes to your health, you simply cannot accept claims at their face value… Quite often—definitely too frequently for comfort—treatment recommendations are biased in favor of a specific drug simply because people making the decisions stand to profit from it. Whatever your health problem might be, I strongly recommend digging below the surface using all the resources available to you; including your own commonsense and reason, true independent experts’ advice and others’ experiences to determine what medical treatment or advice will be best for you.

Ultimately, you are responsible for your and your family’s health — not me, not your physician, and certainly not any researchers or government health agencies on a drug manufacturer’s payroll. I cannot stress enough how important it is to become an active participant in your own care, and make sure you are making decisions that correspond with your own best judgment, knowledge, and experiences. Most of us live in free enough countries where we still have the ability to take back control of our health, but we need to grab the initiative.

 

If You Promote A Cure For Ebola, Men With Guns Could Show Up At Your Door

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If I had a cure for Ebola, I could never sell it to you.  I don’t have a cure for Ebola of course, but even if I did I could never promote it.  And if you have a cure for Ebola and you start promoting it on the Internet, men with guns could soon show up at your door.  Unfortunately, I am not kidding.  Even if you have made a discovery that could potentially save millions of lives, that will not earn you an ounce of mercy from the FDA.  In fact, the FDA has just issued a statement that contains a chilling warning for anyone that is claiming that they know how to prevent or cure Ebola.  And without a doubt, FDA bureaucrats are scouring the Internet right now for any sign of an Ebola cure or treatment.  When they find one, they are likely to crack down very hard based on their history.  So if you do have a cure for Ebola, you might want to be very, very careful.  You could end up having men with automatic weapons conducting a military-style raid on your home when you least expect it.

I wish that things were not this way in America.

I wish that this nation was not being transformed into a Big Brother police state.

I wish that we could feel free to share information with one another without the fear of men with guns coming to our homes.

But the cold, hard reality of the matter is that this is 2014 and we live at a time when our government is being run by paranoid control freaks.

On August 14th, the FDA published a warning that is specifically targeted at those that are claiming to know how to prevent or cure Ebola.  The following is an excerpt from that warning…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the FDA has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

There are currently no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs to prevent or treat Ebola. Although there are experimental Ebola vaccines and treatments under development, these investigational products are in the early stages of product development, have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness, and the supply is very limited. There are no approved vaccines, drugs, or investigational products specifically for Ebola available for purchase on the Internet. By law, dietary supplements cannot claim to prevent or cure disease.

Individuals promoting these unapproved and fraudulent products must take immediate action to correct or remove these claims or face potential FDA action.

It is important to note that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. Unfortunately, during outbreak situations, fraudulent products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure a disease all too often appear on the market. The FDA monitors for these fraudulent products and false claims and takes appropriate action to protect consumers.

So what prompted all of this?

Well, the New York Times has given us a clue.  According to the Times, the government is particularly concerned about a product known as NanoSilver that is being promoted by the National Solutions Foundation…

While discussing the shipment to Liberia of an experimental drug the panel did endorse, ZMapp, Nigeria’s health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said an unidentified Nigerian scientist living overseas had arranged for Nigeria to get a different experimental medicine, according to Nigerian news outlets. They identified it as NanoSilver, a supplement offered by the Natural Solutions Foundation, which said that it contains microscopic silver particles, although, as a food supplement, it is not tested by regulatory agencies. Silver kills some microbes on surfaces and in wounds, but it can be toxic and is not F.D.A.-approved for systemic use against viruses.

Personally, I have a lot of respect for the National Solutions Foundation.  And Dr. Rima Laibow has been working very hard to share what she knows with the global community over the Internet…

Recently, the foundation’s medical director, Dr. Rima E. Laibow, posted an “open letter to heads of Ebola-impacted states,” dated July 29, claiming that NanoSilver cured Ebola. She also claimed to have addressed 47 African health ministers at a 2007 conference and to be in touch with “West African governments and their advisers.”

Dr. Laibow could not be reached for comment. On Friday afternoon, after The New York Times emailed her a series of questions, two of her websites briefly became unavailable, then reappeared with headlines saying they were “under attack” and directing readers to other sites selling a different product, Silver Solution.

But in the end, it is not going to matter to the FDA at all whether what Dr. Laibow is saying is true or not.

The only thing that is going to matter is that she is promoting alternatives that have not come from the pharmaceutical drug cartel.

And when you cross the FDA, they don’t just send you a threatening letter in the mail.

As I mentioned above, men with guns could show up at your door.

The following are just a few examples from the past few years…

-The FDA raided an Amish farmer at 5 AM in the morning because he was committing the “crime” of selling raw milk.

-The FDA raided Morningland Dairy in the Missouri Ozarks because they were committing the “crime” of selling raw cheese.

-The FDA raided a cancer clinic in Oklahoma that was offering patients natural alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation.

So right now, this is where we stand.  The FDA says that there is no way to prevent or cure Ebola, and you better not say that there is a way to cure of prevent Ebola either.

Meanwhile, it looks like Ebola has potentially spread to even more countries and the outbreak continues to grow at an exponential rate.  In fact, the World Health Organization just released a statement in which it said that “the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.”

If you have not been taking Ebola seriously, you need to start doing so.

The turning point for me was when so many health workers started getting the virus.  So far, more than 170 health workers have become infected with Ebola.  And remember, these health workers go to extraordinary lengths to keep from being exposed to the disease.  For example, you can see some photos of what an Ebola isolation ward looks like right here.

If they are catching the disease so easily, what chance are the rest of us going to have?

Sadly, it looks like this crisis is going to continue to get worse for an extended period of time.

And you better not mention that you might have a solution, because if you do, men with guns might just show up at your door.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

One-Third Of FDA-Approved Drugs Are Withdrawn For Safety Concerns

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A New study compared warning and withdrawal rates for drugs released before and after the drug industry increased funding to the FDA to expedite drug approvals

What’s safer: a newly approved drug or one that has been on the market much longer? Newer drugs have a one in three chance of acquiring a black box warning or being withdrawn for safety reasons within 25 years of their approval, according to a new study by researchers from Cambridge Health Alliance /Harvard Medical School, Boston Medical Center (BMC)/Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), City University of New York School of Public Health, and Public Citizen.

The study, published today in the August issue of Health Affairs, is the largest on this topic, encompassing all of the drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a 35-year period.

Black box warnings are part of the prescription medication label intended to alert consumers and health care professionals about important safety concerns, such as serious side effects or life-threatening risks. They are the most serious medication warnings required by the FDA.

The study compared warning and withdrawal rates for drugs released before and after 1992. The approval process for medications changed in 1992 with the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), which allowed the FDA to collect fees to expedite drug approvals. Congress passed PDUFA after heavy lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry, and PDUFA has been reauthorized by Congress several times. Since the law’s enactment, the average drug approval time for all drugs has fallen from 34 months to 16 months.

Very few of the 32 drugs withdrawn for safety reasons had clearly unique benefits at the time of approval, but all had unique risks that eventually led to their withdrawal.

The researchers discovered that drugs released after the PDUFA passed were more likely to be withdrawn or have a black box warning, with 26.7 percent of these drugs receiving such a warning compared to 21.2 percent in the pre-PDUFA drugs that underwent the longer approval process. Half of all black box warnings appeared after a drug had been on the market for 12 years, and safety withdrawals have occurred as late as 30 years after a drug’s initial release.

The authors suggest that the expedited process may have led to the release of drugs before they could be adequately evaluated for safety issues.

“The FDA is under constant pressure to rush new drugs through the pipeline to approval. In its hurry, the FDA is apparently failing to distinguish useful drugs from toxic ones, and more dangerous drugs are slipping through,” said study lead author Cassie Frank, MD, a physician at Cambridge Health Alliance and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. “By the time many drugs receive serious safety warnings, millions of Americans have already been exposed to their side effects, which can sometimes be fatal. As a doctor, I try to keep my patients safe by avoiding new drugs, when there are similar, older ones available.”

“Our findings raise concern that the FDA is rushing its review of new drugs and allowing potentially unsafe medicines onto the market. As a primary care doctor, I’m wary of prescribing brand new drugs unless they’re really a breakthrough, since their full risks are often unknown. And patients should be wary too,” said senior author Karen Lasser, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at BUSM who practices internal medicine at BMC.

“The FDA’s resources for reviewing drugs have increased dramatically since the passage of PDUFA, amounting to $760 million this fiscal year from pharmaceutical companies, about two-thirds of the agency’s drug review budget,” said study co-author Sidney Wolfe, MD, founder of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and author of “Worst Pills, Best Pills.” “Since PDUFA, the review times for the drugs that are eventually banned have decreased enormously. From an average, prior to PDUFA, of about three years from receipt of the drug application to FDA approval, the interval has dropped sharply to about one year, following PDUFA. These shorter review times, combined with increased FDA authority to require further studies after approval – rather than settling safety issues before approval – possibly contributes to the increased rate of withdrawals and black box warnings.”

Note: For an embargoed copy of the paper, please contact Erica Garland at [email protected]
via: naturalblaze.com

Another FDA Sneak Attack On Natural Health

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Folate. It’s the naturally occurring form of the water-soluble vitamin B9, found in black-eyed peas, chickpeas and other beans, lentils, spinach, turnip greens, asparagus, avocado and broccoli. It synthesizes and repairs your DNA, is critical during infancy and pregnancy, and is required to produce healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia.

You can’t live without it. That’s why it’s available as a supplement. But now the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) wants to reserve the natural form of folate for monopoly drug companies, leaving only the synthetic form for supplements. According to the FDA’s new labeling guidance, the word “folate” will be banned from the Supplement Fact labels—only the term “folic acid” will be allowed.

The OCA has joined the Alliance for Natural Health and the Weston A. Price Foundation to argue that this action is illegal. And we need your help to get the message across.

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Dead, Lifeless Food

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FDA aims to sterilize our food through the Food Safety Modernization Act

After two years of delay, the Food Safety Modernization Act is finally about to go into effect. The FDA is moving forward with rules that are supposed to make food in the United States the safest in the world.

Hailed as the most sweeping overhaul of farm and food policy since the Great Depression, some fear the law will actually make our food supply less safe by regulating small, organic farmers out of business and leaving it in the hands of a few mega farmers and processors.

“So what exactly is the government going to do to make our food safer?” I was wondering the other day. While I hoped for the labeling of GMOs and the removal and the word “natural” from products that aren’t natural, I knew the FDA would come up with an idea like putting port-a-potties with sinks in the middle of farm fields. And sure enough, that’s exactly what they did. With that, they also want food heated at higher temperatures to kill any bacteria that may be present, good or bad, and a host of other ill-conceived ideas that will prevent us from accessing nutrient-dense foods.

I recently spoke with Judith McGeary, founder of Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of independent farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders. Judith is also an attorney, a farmer, and a Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader in Austin, Texas.

McGeary has been following the Food Safety Modernization Act since it was first proposed a couple of years ago. Initially she feared the coming food safety regulations would be so costly for small farmers that they’d go out of business. Since then, farms with less than half a million dollars in annual sales have been exempted from the legislation.

But after reviewing the FDA’s proposed rules, she is still leery for several reasons.

Pay up, I’ll protect you

First, half a million dollars in sales might sound like a lot, but farmers only keep 10 to 15 percent of that in profits. That means it could cost farmers making as little as $50,000 a year as much as $10,000 annually to comply with the new rules. That’s a fifth of their income eaten up by regulation.

Second, the state, with all its power, could wave its magic wand and declare an “outbreak or emergency” and “un”exempt farmers earning even less than $50,000.

Third, on top of the cost in dollars, the law will cost farmers time. Farmers, especially small farmers who can’t afford legal counsel, don’t have time to mull through and comply with 1200 pages of new rules and regulations, many of which are vague and poorly written. Tracking the origin and destination of every crop sold, for example, isn’t going to benefit the farmer or the consumer of local foods. It may help the government hire another unnecessary worker to come and check the farmers’ books though, so why not?

As if filling out paperwork wasn’t bad enough, the agency wants to tell farmers what they can and cannot use to fertilize their crops, right down to the type of compost they can use.

McGeary said:

The FDA seems to be scared of anything that was ever part of an animal. If you don’t follow their instructions to the letter, which includes extensive documentation of how the compost was made, you have to treat compost — including worm castings — as if it were raw animal manure and wait 9 months in between putting the compost down and harvesting the crop. In practice, this is a death knell for the use of many types of compost, which are vital to growing food sustainably.

This intrusive, restrictive approach to compost is a stark contrast to the agency’s attitude about the spraying of toxic chemicals on food, which doesn’t seem to concern it much at all.

What does all this mean for consumers? Well, expect local, sustainable food prices to go up. Thanks FDA, for making their lives harder and mine more expensive.

If it’s alive, they want it dead

The FDA’s solution to eliminating any possibility of dangerous pathogens is to kill everything. In addition to pasteurizing juices and other processed and packaged foods, the agency would like all “fresh” fruits and vegetables to be irradiated. Yes, that means zapped with radiation. While potentially killing deadly bacteria, this process also kills living enzymes and good bacteria that help build our immune systems. Is this what consumers really want? A bunch of irradiated bags of lettuce that have gone through a giant processing plant, leaving green leaves stripped of the nutrients they once contained? I for one, don’t.

It seems, as usual, the government is making things worse instead of better. A simple way to curb contamination would be to stop subsidizing the mega farms that are causing the problem. Let the free markets figure it out. I think I know what type of farm would win. The local, sustainable farmers have more incentive to do what is right for the consumer and the environment, because they rely on the consumer – not government subsidies – for their paychecks.

If more people took ownership of themselves, and the food they were eating, we wouldn’t need government officials intervening. Yes, that means, getting up off of your ass and visiting the farmer, or at least giving him a call to discuss how your food is being made. If more consumers started talking to their farmers directly and holding them accountable, they’d have more of an incentive to provide good quality, nutrient-dense foods. I mean if I walked on to the farm and saw chemicals being sprayed on the crops, I wouldn’t buy his products. If, after talking to a few people who worked on the farm, I learned the smell in the air was coming from a shit lagoon up around the bend, I wouldn’t buy his products. See where I’m going?

It all starts with food

After reading Harry Brown’s book this weekend, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, I realize bold action is required in order for change to occur in our lives. So, if you’re eating irradiated, chemically fabricated, pre-packaged foods, take action today, and start eating nutrient dense, non-processed, whole foods. Visualize how it will feel and taste eating homemade stews made from real bone stock, butter from freshly milked grass-fed cows, and pasture raised chicken eggs cooked in lard on your cast iron skillet. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. If you can’t visualize how fantastic these foods will taste, visualize a Lean Cuisine cooking away in your microwave, with its rubber stamped FDA approval. Then ask yourself if bold action is required. Is it time for a change? Is it time to eat free or die?

If your answer is yes to any of the following, do some research, find out where you can get raw milk (email me, if you have to) and pasture-raised chicken eggs. Once you have these items, take a deep breath, and realize your life is about to change. Crack open an egg and disregard the white that surrounds the golden orange yolk, and put that yolk in a blender, add another if you’re feeling wild. Pour in a couple cups of fresh, grass fed, milk from your bottle, where the cream sits a couple inches on top. Blend up some of nature’s most perfect foods.

Now, pour that concoction into a glass and walk in front of mirror. Put on a podcast from foodriotradio.com. I recommend the Mark Baker interview, for extra inspiration. Now look at yourself, with your own eyes. Realize this is the beginning. This is the first day of the rest of your life. Grab that glass with both hands because they’ll be sweaty and you’ll be anxious and you don’t want to drop what you’ve worked so hard for. Throw that drink back and take a big swallow. Set it down and look at yourself again. See the sparkle in your eye? Feel the change taking place in your body? Now you feel the power of food. It feels good, doesn’t it? You feel alive for the first time in years. The awakening has occurred. You’ve been baptized into the real food movement. Now go spread the word to others and grow the revolution because its message is finally here. Freedom baby, freedom.

Listen to Brad’s interview with Judith McGeary here.

Brad Jordan hosts a podcast called Food Riot Radio. He and his co-host Sara Burrows work to expose how a collusion between government, big agriculture, big pharma and big food has determined what ends up on our plates and offer ideas for how to fight back.

What Is The World Health Organization?

The World Health Organization, or WHO, was officially established in 1948 by the United Nations. It was created with the goal of standardizing international health policies and practices to achieve “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

WHO is the organization behind the curtain (or one of such) that pushes flouridation around the world as a means of eugenics. Since the organization is so large and has public support around the world, they have been very successful.

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The WHO is very corrupt – the global mother of USA’s AMA. You see, big pharma, FDA, CDC, USDA, DHS (Department of Human Services) are becoming entwined and somewhat merged, causing a complete breakdown of our medical, health and human services systems.

I speculate that the deterioration of all of these organizations from the top down, is due to the WHO’s influence and control in round-about ways. The WHO is just another moving part of the New World Order (NWO); a branch of it, if you will – of which I am sure many will come to me and call me a conspirator for saying such ‘nonsense’. Any organization that seeks global dominance in any way is a dangerous organization, which we should all scrutinize. Not only does WHO wish to control our healthcare, they also wish to control our food supply. This is one avenue where Monsanto comes in. Monsanto is much bigger than most people think and the history goes way back.

As every nation in the world marches forward to a completely integrated and globalized society, the control of food is an absolute necessity for those who seek to accelerate amalgamation. It is for this reason that we see an increase in domestic legislation that mirrors the guidelines and demands of international standard-setting organizations. These attempts at harmonization of national laws, specifically those regarding food, are coming in daily from all sides of the globe.

Whether it’s the GMO fight in the United States, as well as other countries, or the question of the level of vitamins and minerals in supplements, the Biotech Corporations are continually winning most of their battles with the help of mass ignorance, national governments, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and similar entities.

Indeed, when one begins to examine many of the debates regarding food and food regulation, one name appears over and over – Codex Alimentarius.

For those who may be unaware of what Codex Alimentarius is, I refer you to a book called  Codex Alimentarius – The End of Health Freedom, or you can read it, via this website. Briefly speaking, however, Codex Alimentarius is an agency created under the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the WHO, and thereby functions under direction of the United Nations (UN).

Codex Alimentarius sets the standards by which the World Trade Organization implements its dispute settlements and international trade policies. Codex Guidelines, once agreed upon, are enforced by the WTO and other related treaties. Essentially, Codex Alimentarius sets the standards for the world regarding food, vitamins and minerals, GMO’s, and almost everything else that humans consume.

Although the influence of Codex Alimentarius can be seen the world over, New Zealanders were targets of the international standard-setting organization via a food bill titled Food Bill 160-2 in 2011.

Similar to legislation passed in the United States, the New Zealand Food Bill essentially turns the right to grow food and share it with others into a regulated and controlled privilege. Food Bill 160-2 would also allow for the control of seeds (specifically heirloom seeds), and the creation of Food Safety Officers that would serve to police the newly designated and loosely termed “food producers.” It would also effectively end the ability of individuals to become and remain self-sufficient. “Control the food supply; control the people”.

For instance, the bill defines food so as to include any plant or animal (living or dead by the definitions set forth in the bill) intended for human consumption, as well as: any ingredient or nutrient or other constituent of any food or drink, whether that ingredient or nutrient or other constituent is consumed or represented for consumption on its own by humans, or is used in the preparation of, or mixed with or added to, any food or drink; and anything that is or is intended to be mixed with or added to any food or drink.

Furthermore, giving broad and alarming levels of power to the Governor-General, “anything that is declared by the Governor-General, by Order in Council made under section 355, to be food for the purposes of this Act” will also fall under the jurisdiction of Bill 160-2.

So much is included in just the “Definitions” section of the bill one could almost write a twenty-page article just on the connotations provided by Section 8 alone. Regardless, as one can clearly see from reading the small portion of the bill quoted above, the terms of the bill are all-encompassing.

Herein, food is defined literally as anything that can be consumed by humans and it retains this definition at whatever the stage of its development.

Therefore, corn may be considered food whenever it is being sold at a market. It may be considered food when it is being shucked, and it may be considered food when it is being grown. It is also considered food before being grown — in seed form.

Not only that, but because many seeds themselves are consumed by humans, seeds naturally fall under this tyrannical legislation as much as anything else.

As a result of the new policies to be implemented as a result of Food Bill 160-2, anyone then engaged in producing and distributing food would be subject to the regulation and monitoring of the new authorization program. Of course, the classification of “food producer,” applies to individuals who grow two or three tomato plants for their own consumption as much as it does to major Agri-businesses.

That being said, there are clearly financial concerns with the new bill, as well. Obviously, Big-Agra would easily be able to pay the monitoring fees for the new Soviet program while small farmers, where they still exist, could not. In addition, individuals would certainly no longer be able to continue selling their food at the local farmers market, local restaurants, or even to other individuals.

True to form, the questions regarding the new legislation are being brushed off by the New Zealand government, particularly those individuals in the New Zealand government who have been pushing the bill from the start.

For instance, Kate Wilkinson, New Zealand Minister of Food Safety stated that concerns over the Food Bill were part of some kind of “conspiracy theory” and that she didn’t understand where all this “conspiracy theory” was coming from.

Before I continue, I must ask if all this doesn’t sound eerily familiar. It certainly does to me. (That phrase is getting so played out by now)

In 2010 when the United States Congress was busy passing S.510, a bill that was very similar if not identical in scope to the New Zealand Food Bill, we heard the same cat calls of “conspiracy theory” launched at anyone who criticized the impending legislation. Now, after the U.S. government is constantly publicly raiding organic food shops, raw milk distributors, the Amish, small farmers, nutrition supplement shops, etc. etc. with guns drawn by clownish looking SWAT teams, the name-calling is a bit harder to justify.

The similarities between the law in the United States and New Zealand are quite striking, so much in fact that they can scarcely be considered a coincidence — especially when both of these bills are themselves disturbingly similar to Codex Alimentarius Guidelines and recommendations. Indeed, upon closer examination it appears that there is more of a pattern than some members of national governments would have us believe. No doubt this is almost always the case.

But, back to Miss “Conspiracy Theory” Kate Wilkinson for a moment. To answer her question as to where all the “conspiracy theories” have come from, perhaps she should look at her own statements.

In a letter to Green MP, Sue Kedgley, who has expressed some attenuated level of criticism toward the bill, Wilkinson wrote:

“The barter or selling of propagation food seeds and food seedlings is in scope [of the Bill] . . . However the sale or exchange of seeds for propagation, and seedlings (whether this occurs in the context of a garden center, a market, or between those in a community of interest), is not intended to be captured.”

Wilkinson openly admits that seeds can and will be controlled under the new food bill. Hardly a conspiracy theory when the antagonist actually admits it to be true.

Of course, before one gets their hopes up in regards to the Green Party, one should bear in mind that politics are politics and the theater of public opinion is much the same in New Zealand as it is in the United States. The Green Party itself initially voted for this bill. The organization states, “Ignore the Green Party dog-and-pony show propaganda. The Greens, who voted for the Bill at first reading, know the truth is coming out now and are dissembling for extra election votes).” Obviously, the political climate is exactly the same in every country with exactly the same result.

In the end, there should be no mistake as to the goal of these new laws, whether they be in the United States, New Zealand, or anywhere else for that matter. As the world marches faster and faster toward totalitarianism, the ability of individuals to become self-sufficient must be destroyed before the control system can fully assert itself. This, in fact, is an integral part of the system in the first place. This is causing manufactured famines in areas and thus leading people to believe we are running out of resources, due to overpopulation. Just what the green parties and our governments want you to believe, to condone the eugenics programs.

The UN’s Agenda 21 is already making its way into every city, under the guise of “sustainable development”, also being pushed by the green parties, eco-friendly organizations and the Centers for biodiversity. Next, we will lose our rights to own property and procreate – it will be left to those with certain bloodlines. These organizations are merely the domestic ground-level implementation of international policy handed down from Codex Alimentarius, the WTO, WHO, and the United Nations, entities that are themselves nothing more than tools in the Great Work known as the New World Order.

What The FDA Doesn’t Know About Farming And Food Could Fill An Encyclopedia

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This time they try to save us from some of the most delicious and healthy cheeses.

A few weeks ago, we reported on the continuing ramifications of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which gave the FDA unprecedented power over farms and food producers. We told you how the agency’s FSMA rulemaking on “spent grain” threatened the livelihood of small breweries and farmers by interfering with millennia-old practices.

Having backed off, at least for now, on its spent grain rule, the FDA chose another target: artisanal cheese.

On June 7, the FDA announced it would no longer permit American cheese makers to age cheese on wooden boards or shelving. The decree came quietly, in response to a request for clarification from the New York Department of Agriculture: the FDA had cited several New York cheese producers for the use of wooden boards.

The response, issued by Monica Metz, head of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s Dairy and Egg Branch, stated that the use of wooden boards is unsanitary and violates the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations, because:

Wooden shelves or boards cannot be adequately cleaned and sanitized. The porous structure of wood enables it to absorb and retain bacteria, therefore bacteria generally colonize not only the surface but also the inside layers of wood. The shelves or boards used for aging make direct contact with finished products; hence they could be a potential source of pathogenic microorganisms in the finished products.

Interestingly, the FDA claimed that this wasn’t a new policy, but rather a mere “clarification” of already-established FSMA rules. One could certainly interpret this as an intentional bypassing of the public rulemaking process, as well as an exploratory flexing of the agency’s new FSMA muscles. According to Rob Ralyea of Cornell University, the FDA has previously referred cheese inspections to the states, but “this has all obviously changed under FSMA.”

Does the FDA have a legitimate concern when it comes to aging cheese on wooden boards? Is it true that they can’t be “adequately cleaned or sanitized?” Simply put, no. As thoroughly documented by the American Cheese Society, there are a number of effective ways that wooden boards can be safely cleaned.

Even if there was some increased risk, many consumers would still choose artisanal cheese. As detailed in Cheese Underground and echoed by the cheese trade groups, some of “the most awarded and well-respected” American artisanal cheeses are aged on wooden boards, since it brings a richer, more complex flavor that can’t be duplicated when aged on other materials. In fact, many artisan cheese recipes are specifically formulated to be aged on wooden boards. This rule could have irreparably harmed thousands of small artisans and businesses.

It would also have further restricted American citizens’ access to imported cheeses since, under FSMA, a producer importing cheese to the US is held to the same standards as American producers. (You may recall that last year, in a frenzy over raw milk and unpasteurized cheese, the FDA shut down the importation of most fine European cheeses. This followed other moves to stop the import of European cheeses over the years.)

The public backlash against the prohibition of wooden boards  was swift and immediate. So much so, that on June 11—just four days after the initial story broke—the FDA backpedaled by denying it had said what it clearly had said on the wooden board controversy:

The FDA does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese-making, nor is there any FSMA requirement in effect that addresses this issue. Moreover, the FDA has not taken any enforcement action based solely on the use of wooden shelves.

This is playing with semantics: while the FDA hasn’t taken enforcement action solely on the use of wooden shelves, they have chastised cheese makers for wooden boards in broader citations. The agency has used this tactic before—quietly slipping a significant policy change in a much longer warning letter—in an attempt to limit consumer free speech on the Internet.

Perhaps the FDA is testing the limits of its new FSMA powers. After all, this is the second time in 2014 that the FDA has indicated an alarming new twist in FSMA policy, only to backtrack and claim otherwise after intense public pushback.

Whatever the FDA’s intentions, we need to keep pushing back on new and unreasonable FSMA rules. It’s essential in the fight to protect small farmers and producers, as well as our access to wholesome, local, and non-industrialized foods.

 

Source: ANH-USA.org

FDA Approves Many Drugs They Know Increase Heart and Stroke Risk

University physician calls on FDA to address hidden risk -

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The agency charged to protect patients from dangerous drug side effects needs to be far more vigilant when it comes to medications that affect blood pressure.

Robert P. Blankfield, MD, MS, a clinical professor of family medicine, issues this call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an editorial published recently in an online edition of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the print version of the article is expected to appear this autumn.

The editorial notes that several medications survived FDA scrutiny, only to be pulled from the market after reports of increased heart attacks and strokes related to use of the drugs. These include rofecoxib (Vioxx), valdecoxib (Bextra), and sibutramine (Meridia). What these drugs have in common is that they raise blood pressure. Other medications approved by the FDA, including some antidepressant medications as well as medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also raise blood pressure but remain on the market despite inadequate safety data.

At issue is the apparent disconnect between what patients and doctors might consider “clinically significant” risk and the standards that some FDA reviewers apply when evaluating the safety of new therapeutics. When it comes to medications that affect blood pressure, a few FDA reviewers only classify “clinically significant” blood pressure spikes as those that raise systolic blood pressure by 20 mm Hg (milliliters of mercury) or diastolic blood pressure by 10 to 15 mm Hg.

Increases in systolic blood pressure of more than 2 mm Hg or increases in diastolic blood pressure of more than 1 mm Hg raise the risk for heart attack by 10 percent and stroke by 7 percent in middle-aged adults, according to an epidemiological study published in Lancet in 2002. Younger individuals have less risk. For example, studies published in 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Associationindicate that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications are safe when used by young adults. While different populations differ in terms of cardiovascular risk, Blankfield believes one point should draw broad agreement: unless one is a healthy, young adult, clinicians and patients should have adequate cardiovascular safety data before they make prescription decisions.

“It is unwise to allow medications that predictably increase risk to be marketed without adequate safety data,” said Blankfield, also a family physician at University Hospitals Berea Health Center. “Risk should be quantified, and the product label should accurately communicate the risk.”

Blankfield, who has published other editorials recommending that the FDA require safety data for drugs that raise blood pressure, advocates a three-step solution. First, the FDA needs to establish specific guidelines regarding what degree of blood pressure elevation constitutes a risk for different populations (i.e. young adults, middle aged adults, older adults, diabetics, hypertensives, etc.). Then the agency should require pharmaceutical companies to provide cardiovascular safety data on medications that increase blood pressure. Finally, the agency should require pharmaceutical companies to post relevant data and/or warnings on medication labels.

“This would allow physicians and patients to make informed decisions about medications,” he said. “Physicians and the general public may assume that if a drug is approved by the FDA, it is safe. Yet even modest elevations in blood pressure increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.”

Blankfield was moved to write this editorial now because of the public health importance of the issue.

Source: Case School of Medicine

Why The FDA Should Be Charged With Murder

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If you worked for a federal agency that was killing people at the rate of 100,000 a year, every year, like clockwork, and if you knew it, wouldn’t you feel compelled to say or do something about it?

At the FDA, which is, in fact, killing Americans at that rate, no one has ever felt the need to step forward and speak up.

Let’s shift the venue and ask the same question. If you were a medical reporter for a major media outlet in the US, and you knew the above fact, wouldn’t you make it a priority to say something, write something, do something?

I’m talking about people like Sanjay Gupta (CNN, CBS), Gina Kolata (NY Times), Tim Johnson (ABC News), and Thomas Maugh II (LA Times).

And with that, let’s go to the smoking guns. The citation is: BMJ June 7, 2012 (BMJ 2012:344:e3989). Author, Jeanne Lenzer. (See http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3989)

Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: “It calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.’”

The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.”

And here is the final dagger. The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA’s own database of “serious adverse [medical-drug] events.”

Therefore, to say the FDA isn’t aware of this finding would be absurd. The FDA knows. The FDA knows and it isn’t saying anything about it, because the FDA certifies, as safe and effective, all the medical drugs that are routinely maiming and killing Americans.

Previously, I have documented that the FDA knows; because the FDA has a page on its own website that admits 100,000 people are killed every year by medical drugs, and two million more people are severely injured by the drugs. (Search engine “FDA Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions” or click here to be taken directly to the FDA page in question).

And for the past five years or so, I have been writing about and citing a published report by the late Dr. Barbara Starfield that indicates 106,000 people in the US are killed by medical drugs every year. Until her death in 2011, Dr. Starfield worked at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her report, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, was published in the Journal of American Medical Association on July 26, 2000.

Since the Department of Homeland Security is working its way into every nook and corner of American life, hyper-extending its mandate to protect all of us from everything, why shouldn’t I go along with Janet Napolitano’s advice: see something, say something.

This is what I see and this is what I’m saying. Maybe DHS would like to investigate the FDA as a terrorist organization.

How many smoking guns do we need before a sitting president shuts down the FDA buildings, fumigates the place, and prosecutes very large numbers of FDA employees?

Do we need 100,000 smoking guns every year? Do we need relatives of the people who’ve all died in the span of merely a year, from the poisonous effects of FDA-approved medical drugs, to bring their corpses to the doors of FDA headquarters?

And let me ask another question. If instead of drugs like warfarin, dabigatran, levofloxacin, carboplatin, and lisinopril (the five leading killers in the FDA database), the 100,000 deaths per year were led by gingko, ginseng, vitamin D, niacin, and raw milk, what do you think would happen?

I’ll tell you what would happen. SEALS, Delta Force, SWAT teams, snipers, predator drones, tanks, and infantry would be attacking every health-food store in America. The resulting fatalities would be written off as necessary collateral damage in the fight to keep America safe and healthy.

All those phony stories in the press, reported dutifully by so-called medical reporters? The stories about maybe-could-be-possible-miracle breakthroughs just over the horizon of state-of-the-art medical research? Those stories are there to obscure the very, very hard facts of medically-caused death on the ground.

The buck stops at the FDA.

Except in the real world, it doesn’t. Which tells you something about the so-called real world and how much of it is composed of propaganda.

Here is the situation. No medical drug in the US can be released for public use unless and until the FDA says it is safe and effective. That’s the rule. The FDA is spitting out drug approvals month after month and year after year, and the drugs are routinely killing 100,000 people a year and maiming two million more, which adds up to a million deaths per decade and 20 million maimings per decade. The FDA and the federal government are doing nothing about it, even though they know what’s going on. This is mass murder. Not accidental death. Murder. A holocaust.


Jon Rappoport is the author of two explosive collections, The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com, where this article first appeared.

 

Federal Agents Raid Natural Cancer Cure Center

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Treating cancer has become one of the fastest growing, economically thriving, money making businesses in the United States. This government funded business is shockingly raking in over $1.3 million dollars per patient. Until recent years, patients had no choice for treating cancer other than turning to chemotherapy and radiation. It’s widely known that conventional treatments such as those, not only kills cancer cells, but the healthy cells as well, making it extremely difficult for the immune system to replenish itself.

An alternative cancer care clinic called Camelot Cancer Care Inc., located in Tulsa, Oklahoma has revolutionized the way patients face and fight their disease. The center’s medical director Doctor James Webb received clinical education in treating cancer conventionally but switched course when he realized that those treatments caused more harm than good.
The Camelot Cancer Care center uses several natural remedies including Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO),a naturally occurring substance found in wood pulp and a vitamin called Laetrile, also known as vitamin B17. Laetrile is a naturally-occurring substance found in the kernels of apricots, peaches and almonds. Although neither substance has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a medical treatment, doctors have been legally using the natural substances to treat arthritis, bladder infections and now cancer.

DMSO is a gentle but fierce cancer fighting agent that works by opening the pores in the skin allowing massive amounts of oxygen to penetrate and flow into the blood stream. This substance combined with botanical extracts has proven to not only reduce cancer growth, but has the potential to permanently beat it. Laetrile treatments work by targeting the cancer directly while maintaining the healthiness of the body. Camelot’s entire program costs less than $12 thousand dollars as opposed to the $1.3 million in costs accrued by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

On April 23, 2013 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and agents of the FDA showed up unannounced and served the cancer care center with search warrants demanding access to the center’s medical supplies. While reasons for the raid remain undisclosed, an inside source stated agents marauded the clinic to prevent the use of the B17 vitamin.
Federal agents went as far to not only shut down the clinic, but stole medicine that was previously purchased by patients seeking the alternative treatments. The FBI and FDA are claiming they orchestrated the raid out of concern for its patients, which is absolutely ludicrous considering the center has been safely and naturally treating patients this way for years.

This raid is not only an assault on the cancer care center, but an attack on its patients whom are desperately depending on alternative medical treatments to survive. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of the federal government intruding on the rights of private citizens attempting to control every last detail of their lives.

Yvonne, the mother of three children to the Bass family, turned to alternative treatments at Camelot after being diagnosed with stage three melanoma. Yvonne was given just six months to live. After much deliberation, she decided to spend her final days receiving alternative medical treatments instead of enduring the grotesque sickness brought on by chemotherapy. After educating herself on natural remedies, Yvonne transformed her lifestyle into one that consisted of consuming an all-natural diet and essential oils to help heal her body. Amazingly, she has far outlasted her predicted six month death sentence and also shocked her doctor with the results. Although Yvonne’s condition steadily progressed, she ran into more trouble when the cancer reappeared. It was at this point that she turned to Camelot for help. Camelot offered a solution injection of DMSO, Laetrile and Vitamin C to help combat her melanoma. The injections were required to be administered for twenty days through an IV solution.

Federal agents raided the facility on the eighth day of Yvonne’s treatment, shutting it down and forcing all patients to stop their treatments immediately. The agents informed the Bass family that the B17 vitamin was not an approved treatment for cancer. Yvonne’s husband Sam attempted to reach for the box of medicine when a federal agent prevented him from doing so. The agents threatened Sam with arrest for “obstructing justice,” and told Yvonne “We are doing this to protect you.” Yvonne replied “How are you protecting me? You are taking my medicine; I will not be able to continue my treatment.” The agent responded with a phrase people use when they have no just answer, “I am just doing my job ma’am.”
While the clinic remains closed, it’s rumored they may be allowed to reopen once they’ve disposed of and discontinued the use of the B17 vitamin, Laetrile.

The FDA’s concerns are quite ironic considering the same agency’s been steadily approving genetically modified foods and releasing them onto the market despite clinical testing that’s been proven not just unhealthy, but causes cancer! Yet the federal government attempts to mask their aggressive control tactics with a fake concern for the public.

http://www.dailypaul.com/283254/fbi-fda-raid-on-natural-cancer-center-brings-medical-tyranny-to-oklahoma

http://www.newson6.com/story/22057839/tulsa-cancer-clinic-temporarily-shut-down-amid-federal-investigation

http://www.naturalnews.com/040225_Camelot_Cancer_Care_FBI_raid.html

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/insulin-potentiation-therapy


By Julie Wilson, The Liberty Beat