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A Quick Reminder On Why Sleep Is So Important To Your Health

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Sleeping is as important to your health as eating properly and getting exercise. It is actually damaging to your health to work too hard and not get enough rest. Yet, many people are doing this on a regular basis. In America, we do everything on the go and at a hurried pace. Slowing down and taking a breather is mandatory!

Just as you need to breathe deeply (literally) from time to time to gain clarity, you also need to sleep to take care of the mind and body. It is how we are designed to recuperate from the activities of the day. Proper rest also is needed for your morning elimination cycle to be healthy.

One way to facilitate good sleep is to sleep in the darkest setting you can tolerate. Light disturbs the rhythm of the pineal gland’s production of serotonin and melatonin. If you need some light at night, it’s a good idea to not have it evenly in your line of sight. And, along with diminishing the quality of your rest, it also can ruin your night vision.


Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

 

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep (Infographic)

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How often do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? Poor sleep can cause more than just tiredness – stress, heart problems and diabetes can also be results. If you want to improve your sleep quality and, therefore, health, follow our flowchart and solve how to get a better night’s sleep.

A lot can be achieved by cutting out bad habits, but, if you don’t know the difference between good and bad habits before bedtime, this flowchart below will identify them and suggest some quick-fix solutions.

Remember: Some disorders have no quick fixes. You should always contact your GP if you are having prolonged sleep problems.

(Infographic courtesy of Dreams.co.uk)

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep, an infographic flowchart from The Sleep Matters Club.

 

Being Health Conscious Now The New “Conspiracy Theorist”!!

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Remember when the fictitious notion of “conspiracy theorist” was supposed to represent the lone wolf weird lunatic in a dark basement? Believe it or not, this stereotype character never actually existed. That’s right, the basement lunatic conspiracy theorist was a fictional character invented by government, media and Hollywood (X-Files). The propaganda began at least a century ago, accelerated after the creation of the CIA and became more pronounced targeting American people after the JFK assassination as described in CIA document 1035-960. Specifically the techniques, which we see employed today all the time by mainstream media and CIA assets/online trolls, include:

*No significant new evidence has emerged which the [Warren] Commission did not consider.
*Critics usually overvalue particular items and ignore others.
*Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States.
*Critics have often been enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love with it.
*Oswald would not have been any sensible person’s choice for a co-conspirator.
*Such vague accusations as that “more than ten people have died mysteriously” [during the Warren Commission’s inquiry] can always be explained in some natural way e.g.: the individuals concerned have for the most part died of natural causes.

Today of course, we need only to remove the references to JFK in this document and insert the current issue of the time and this document comes to life nicely. Remember, government and it’s globalist masters sit around and have meetings to decide what topics will fall under the banner of “conspiracy theory” and which will not. To anyone wide awake it’s much simpler to understand it this way: If a story or accusation interferes with the final new world order plans then it’s a “conspiracy”, if it doesn’t then it’s a different point of view or a debate.

The first thing everyone should understand about conspiracy theories is that you don’t get to decide what topics fall under this category, they do. And because they (government) decide, we’ve now seen the subjective, fictitious, propaganda based definition of “conspiracy theorist” morph dramatically over the last few decades. As mentioned before, we were first led to believe that conspiracy theorists were lunatics in basements separated from society, claiming things that were not proven while actually being wrong about everything. These people were supposed to have been essentially mentally diseased.

The conspiracy theorist then evolved into anyone who questioned 9/11 or any other new world order related false flag event. For years CIA’s mainstream media had worked hard to give the perception that “conspiracy theorist” represented a tiny percentage of Americans. But as the years went by, millions all over the U.S. and the world started waking up and now the government and its media mouthpiece started feeling the pressure. The dilemma was and still is, how to portray this growing number of awakened individuals/”conspiracy theorists” as an insignificant small group of people while at the same time adding more and more people to the group by deliberately expanding the topics that make you a conspiracy theorist.

The dilemma of this situation was finally addressed by CIA’s Newsweek in a desperate article by Kurt Eichenwald May of 2014 entitled “The Plots to Destroy America“. In the article, Eichenwald, with seeming foreknowledge of the Measles vaccine dilemma that was coming later in the year as a result of CDC whistleblower Dr William W Thompson’s testimony admitting the Measles vaccine link to autism in African American children, had this to say about the measles (exposed) vaccine:

In 2008, no one in America caught measles and 13,278 people contracted whooping cough. By 2013, measles infected at least 276 people in the U.S. and there were more than 24,000 cases of whooping cough. Medical experts attribute this trend to declining numbers of people being vaccinated, in large part fueled by a belief that doctors and pharmaceutical companies are hiding the dangers of immunizations to protect profits, even though earnings in this niche are so comparatively small that six out of seven companies have dropped out of the business in the past 35 years. Now, because of this false belief advanced by scientific frauds and celebrities, vaccine-preventable diseases that were once on the brink of extinction are roaring back.

Eichenwald rolls on explaining:

George W. Bush murdered thousands by orchestrating 9/11. Barack Obama is a Kenyan national and holds the presidency illegally. Education standards developed by state governors are part of an anti-Christian communist plot that will turn children gay. Unemployment rates and the reported numbers for Obamacare sign-ups are lies engineered by the White House. Water fluoridation doesn’t prevent cavities in children and has been adopted for a range of nefarious purposes. And on and on they go.

Conspiracy theories have been woven into the fabric of American society since before the signing of the Constitution. But what was once dismissed as the amusing ravings of the tin-foil-hat crowd has in recent years crossed a threshold, experts say, with delusions, fictions and lunacy now strangling government policies and creating national health risks. “These kinds of theories have the effect of completely distorting any rational discussion we can have in this country,’’ says Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center who recently wrote a report on the impact of what is known as the Agenda 21 conspiracy. “They are having a real impact now.”

Experts say the number and significance of conspiracy theories are reaching levels unheard-of in recent times, in part because of ubiquitous and faster communications offered by Internet chat rooms, Twitter and other social media. “Conspiracy narratives are more common in public discourse than they were previously,’’ says Eric Oliver, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago who has published research on the phenomenon. “We seem to have crossed a threshold.”

The fears about Agenda 21 are a prime example. The name refers to a nonbinding statement of intent signed in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush and 177 other world leaders. The idea was simple: Under the auspices of the U.N., those countries expressed their interest in managing urban development and land-use policies in ways that minimized the impact on the environment. At the time, mainstream conservative and liberal politicians considered the concept to be fairly inconsequential.

As can be seen, the article identifies such a wide spectrum of beliefs under the new “conspiracy theory” umbrella that one might suspect this could arguably represent 75-99% of Americans. The list is long and includes anyone who doesn’t agree with Agenda 21, Common Core, the Bin Laden death hoax, the dangers of cell phones and more. So many are the topics that the average American could and would potentially find at least one belief to agree with on the list, thus officially making them a “conspiracy theorist”.

The only strategy Eichenwald and CIA fall back on is the notion that- yes, we admit a lot of people are suffering from the mental disease of conspiracy theories (translation: waking up), and because this large amount of people (who are waking up) are starting to represent a possible majority, they are a “danger” to America (translation: The new world order plans). Thus in this article the globalist and their CIA approved writer are on the one hand admitting that everyone is waking up, while at the same time still appealing to their audience that essentially everyone is crazy and dangerous but you can still be “normal” by obeying.

This is proof that a lot more people are awake than the media is willing to admit. Sadly, the ongoing agenda of CIA’s mainstream media and government is not letting up by any means in 2015 and beyond as can be seen by the media almost psychopathic attack on those who want to seek a healthy lifestyle.

We are regularly now seeing those who DON’T want to ingest Fluoride into their bodies accused of being conspiracy nuts. Anyone who understands the compounds in vaccines admitted by the CDC and doesn’t want those toxins to go into their body is now a conspiracy theorist nut. Anyone who doesn’t want to eat genetically modified organisms and damage their own DNA, or even take the chance of damaging their own DNA is now a conspiracy theorist. Just the element of not having faith in corporate cronies and dirty lying corrupt politicians is enough to get you on the conspiracy theorist list.

The definition of conspiracy theorist has in fact reached new levels never imagined by the average person. Simply wanting to eat only natural food and not take in any known toxins into your body of any kind (above and beyond vaccines), according to CIA’s mainstream media and government is enough to get you labeled as a conspiracy theorist nut.

Yes, we are finally reaching a point in history where it is almost officially impossible to not be a conspiracy theorist unless you agree to being poisoned! This is what happens when a state who has open plans for a new world order and massive stated depopulation goals can control reality with their ministry of truth propaganda media.

If there is anything good to take from all this it is that with stupid moves like this the corporate media will hopefully turn more and more people against it. Obviously everyone wants to live a happy healthy life. Why would we not? If there is even a tiny chance that genetically modified foods and vaccines with known toxins in them could harm you, why would we not want to exercise our own personal judgment on whether we want this for our kids, our loved ones and ourselves??

Reason for hope

The pure insanity of the new world order psychopaths is truly upon us and we are seeing them in action in real-time. So many of us are awake and we all know we will never go along with any of this monkey business. Our duty is therefore to continue waking up as many people as possible. Our voices are strong and getting stronger every day while their voices (the mainstream media) are dying. Spread the word, tell your family and friends they are all “conspiracy theorists” if they believe in health. Let’s make sure this is the (hopefully) final Intelligence blunder of the globalist. The blunder of thinking they could take over our own bodies, tell us what to eat and even what to inject in our own bodies. Hopefully the magnitude of this personal psychological insult will be the final straw to break the new world orders’ back.

Hopefully humanity is observing, reading, learning and taking notes. We are all now getting a blueprint for tyranny. We’ve seen all the steps in slow motion. We now know all their moves. Let’s take advantage of this bold yet ridiculous expansion of “conspiracy theorist” and see how far we can take the awakening process this time. Most important of all, let’s not forget that this battle of information does have an ending date. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the Orwellian empire of deceit that seeks permanent world power.


Bernie Suarez is an activist, critical thinker, radio host, musician, M.D, Veteran, lover of freedom and the Constitution, and creator of the Truth and Art TV project. He also has a background in psychology and highly recommends that everyone watch a documentary titled The Century of the Self. Bernie has concluded that the way to defeat the New World Order is to truly be the change that you want to see. Manifesting the solution and putting truth into action is the very thing that will defeat the globalists.

Health Challenges … And Solutions (VIDEO)

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Alternative health author Catherine Frompovich returns to the program to discuss the impact of RF radiation, geoengineering and genetically modified organisms on human health and the environment.

Catherine is a retired natural nutritionist who’s probably more active in retirement than most people are in their current professional lives. She has advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, and is also certified in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice, in addition to Paralegal Studies.

Catherine’s work has been published in national magazines since the early 1980s. She has authored several books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher for over 35 years.

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Catherine’s latest book, published in 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Catherine is a regular contributor at Activist Post. More information is available at www.catherinefrompovich.com


Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

Google Moves To Blanket 95% Of US Land Mass With Microwave Radiation

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New Program Threatens Public Health, Group Warns FCC.

h/t: Memory Hole Blog

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space
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December 17, 2015

Ms. Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20554

Re: Informal Objection Under Section 5.95 to Application of Google, Inc., Application for Experimental License, File No. 0747-EX-PL-2015

Dear Ms. Dortch,

We are writing in opposition to the request by Google, Inc. for an experimental permit to blanket 88.6 – 99.6% of the land area of the continental U.S. with radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Due to the documented harmful effects of RF radiation exposure on human health and the environment, along with the fact this project violates the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, several sections of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, and International Human Rights Law in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approval of this permit should be denied. Question 9 of the Google, Inc. FCC application asks if there will be an Environmental Impact from the project and the applicant has answered in the negative. We emphatically disagree.

GUARDS is an international coalition against global WiFi from space, a technology that endangers all life on Earth. The insurance industry currently recognizes the immense risks of insuring companies against radiofrequency injury claims, and coverage from the major firms like Lloyds and Swiss Re is no longer available. With the lack of adequate insurance, and RF radiation (including the microwave radiation utilized by wireless technology) currently classified a “possible human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization, there are legal implications related to irradiating entire countries and their citizens without their informed consent. Strong correlations exist between RF radiation exposure from wireless technologies, increasing rates of Radiofrequency Sickness and many cancers. In several countries (Italy, France, Spain Australia), plaintiffs have gone beyond correlation to successfully prove causation, and damages have been awarded by the courts. It is also important to highlight the potential for satellites/upper atmosphere antennas and their communications to be hijacked, posing serious security risks.

RF Radiation – Environmentally Harmful and a Public Health Hazard

U.S. Department of Interior States: Current Radiation Standards Inapplicable

On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) stated, “the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today,” in reference to the current limits governing radiation utilized by WiFi. The DOI letter discusses a number of studies in which birds appear harmed by low-level RF radiation associated with cell towers and other wireless technologies, as are planned by Google, Inc.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/us_doi_comments.pdf

FCC Investigation of Current Exposure Limits Underway
With the FCC finally beginning re-evaluation of current irrelevant and obsolete non-ionizing RF exposure guidelines, it seems imprudent to approve technology applications encouraging global proliferation of RF microwave radiation.

In the Inquiry the FCC requests comment to determine whether its RF exposure limits and policies need to be reassessed. Since consideration of the limits themselves is explicitly outside of the scope of ET Docket No. 03-137, the FCC opens a new docket, ET Docket No. 13-84, with the Inquiry to consider these limits in light of more recent developments. The Inquiry is intended to open discussion on both the currency of our RF exposure limits and possible policy approaches regarding RF exposure.
https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/radio-frequency-safety

International Recognition of Need for More Conservative RF Safety Limits

Countries around the world are increasingly recognizing the risks of RF radiation and advising action to protect the public http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/?page_id=128. Even the U.S., as cited above, is in the process of reviewing RF exposure guidelines. Countries such as China, Russia, Italy and Switzerland already have wireless radiation safety limits 100 times lower than the United States.

Canada: Previous Safety Code 6 Inadequate

In June 2015, Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health (HESA) issued a report with 12 unanimous recommendations for increased caution, investigations, reporting and data gathering with regard to RF/EMF and wireless devices. Canada’s Safety Code 6 provided guidelines for RF exposure virtually identical to 1996 FCC guidelines until recently (March 2015) when Canada reduced its maximum permissible exposure limits by nearly 50%. “The [HESA] Committee agrees that the potential risks of exposure to RF fields are a serious public health issue that needs to be brought to the attention of Canadians so that they have the knowledge to use wireless devices responsibly and are able to make decisions about the use of wireless devices in a manner that protects their health and the health of their families.” The Standing Committee report shares themes including cancer, illness, fertility, autism, public awareness, school environments, and medical responsibilities. It discusses studies demonstrating adverse effects at levels below Health Canada’s guidelines.
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/HESA/Reports/RP8041315/412_HESA_Rpt13_PDF/412_HESA_Rpt13-e.pdf

World Health Organization (WHO) Scientists Warn of Increased Risk to Public Health

We are also concerned spatial and temporal increases in microwave radiation caused by this and other planned airborne Wi-Fi deployments will be harmful to public health. Wireless technology operates using pulsed microwave radiation: “The human body,” says Dr. G.J. Hyland (International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss- Holzheim, Germany), “is an electrochemical instrument of exquisite sensitivity,” noting that, “like a radio, it can be interfered with by incoming radiation.” If a signal is strong enough to operate a device, it is strong enough to
disturb every cell in the human body.

In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a committee of the WHO, classified RF radiation as a Group 2B carcinogen in the same category as lead and DDT. Alarmingly, several scientists who were members of the IARC working group involved with this classification now conclude the risks are much greater than originally thought. For example, Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski warns that RF-EMF should be classified as a Group 2A carcinogen, and Dr. Lennart Hardell reports that several studies indicate a Group 1 classification is justified, placing RF-EMF in the same category as tobacco, asbestos, and benzene.

Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski MSc, DSc, PhD https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/carcinogenicity-of-cell-phone-radiation-2b-or-not-2b/
“In conclusion, I consider that currently the scientific evidence is sufficient to classify cell phone radiation as a probable human carcinogen – 2A category in IARC scale. Time will show whether ‘the probable’ will change into ‘the certain’. However, it will take tens of years before issue is really resolved. In the mean time we should implement the Precautionary Principle. There is a serious reason for doing so.”

Dr. Lennart Hardell MD, PhD http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24192496
“Based on the Hill criteria, glioma and acoustic neuroma should be considered to be caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones and regarded as carcinogenic to humans, classifying it as group 1 according to the IARC classification. Current guidelines for exposure need to be urgently revised.”

Statements like these support our contention that no new large-scale irradiation of the public, like Google’s proposed project, should be allowed prior to establishment of biologically protective RF safety limits. In fact, permitting such a project without first updating RF safety limits to be biologically protective of the whole population for the exposures they are likely to experience daily would be in direct violation of the entire Nuremberg Code of Ethics (http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/nurcode.html).

International Scientists Warn of High Risk and Multigenerational Effects

The 1,500-page BioInitiative Report on RF/MW health effects was published in 2012. The authors are 29 scientists from 10 countries. They reviewed thousands of studies showing interference with chemical processes in the body, implicating RF/MW in a whole spectrum of alarming effects including genetic damage, cancer, immune dysfunction, neurological injury, and infertility http://www.bioinitiative.org.

More recently, in 2015, from 40 countries over 200 scientists with over 2,000 peer-reviewed journal articles to their collective credit in the field of biological impacts from RF/EMF appealed to the U.N. and the WHO for greater precautions with regard to exposures from wireless technologies. This is the latest in many such alerts to the health effects of RF/EMF exposure https://www.emfscientist.org/.

A paper by Michrowski, Electromagnetic Fields: High Level Microwave Technology Concerns http://c4st.org/images/documents/wifi-in-schools/doclinks/RFCorrosion,etc-1.pdf references a study by, Magras and Xenos 1997, RF Radiation-induced Changes in the Prenatal Development of Mice http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9261543. The study indicates at environmental wireless exposure levels (0.168 ìW/cm2 to 1.053 ìW/cm2 ) lower than those now commonplace outdoors in Metro Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga, mice become infertile between third and fifth generations.

The continuous exposure to microwave radiation proposed in this Google, Inc. project along with that emitted from a myriad of wireless devices may have implications far greater than we could imagine with nothing less than the continuation of the human race at stake.

Violation of International Human Rights

This Google, Inc. proposal violates Article 3 of The UN Declaration of Human Rights, ratified by the General Assembly in 1948, which states “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Data exist showing RF radiation can cause serious biological effects at levels far below the existing FCC RF limits (http://www.bioinitiative.org.)

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These include damage to DNA which can lead to an increased risk for cancer and deleterious genetic mutations passed on to future generations. Decreases in sperm count and quality and increases in miscarriage and infertility have also been demonstrated in response to exposure to RF radiation. Although much of the recent research focuses on frequencies in WiFi and cellphone ranges, prior research is available showing serious biological effects in the mm wavelengths that Google, Inc. proposes to use.

Observed higher resonance frequencies of a living cell coincide with frequencies of radiation of communications satellites. The power densities and duration of irradiation created by these satellites will significantly exceed (by ten or more orders of magnitude—such irradiation is possible over the course of a whole lifetime) the energetic doses inducing changes in living cells.

Negative consequences of this may be changes in cell structures and physiological processes, genetic changes, and alteration of psychophysiological conditions and behavior; http://www.salzburg.gv.at/2001_kositsky_et_al._-_ussr_review-2.pdf

More recent scientific publications look specifically at causality, such as M.L. Pall in “Microwave Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Produce Widespread Neuropsychiatric Effects Including Depression” (J Chem Neuroanat. 2015 Aug 20; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891061815000599.) It discusses the causal relationship between exposure to radiation from wireless technology and neuropsychiatric effects. Mechanisms of action are also discussed.

Yakymenko et al. discuss the fact that RF radiation is documented in numerous studies to cause oxidative damage and discuss mechanisms (Low Intensity Radiofrequency Radiation: A New Oxidant for Living Cells; Oxid Antioxid Med Sci 2014; 3(1):1-3; (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269995792_Low_intensity_radiofrequency_radiation_a_new_oxidant_for_living_cells).

A more recent study by Yakymenko, et al., 2015, Oxidative Mechanisms of Biological Activity of Low-intensity Radiofrequency Radiation finds in 93 of 100 reviewed studies a wide pathogenic potential of the induced Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and their involvement in cell signaling pathways explains a range of biological/health effects of low intensity RF radiation, which include both cancer and non-cancer pathologies. Their concluding analysis demonstrates low-intensity RF radiation is an impressive oxidative agent for living cells with a high pathogenic potential and that the oxidative stress induced by RF radiation exposure should be recognized as one of the primary mechanisms of the biological activity of this kind of radiation.
(http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Yakymenko-et-al-2015.pdf)

Lerchl, et. al. in 2015 performed a replication experiment of work done by Tilmann, et. al. in 2010 but increased the N. Their work: Tumor Promotion by Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Below Exposure Limits for Humans found tumors in mice promoted by exposures to levels of RF at below government exposure limits for the use of mobile phones. Numbers of tumors of the lungs and livers in exposed animals were significantly higher than in sham-exposed controls. In addition, lymphomas were also found to be significantly elevated by exposure; (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25749340).

Non-ionizing radiation does act through oxidative mechanisms on cells. Oxidative mechanisms=formation of free radicals. Free radicals may cause cancer. Therefore non-ionizing radiation may cause cancer.

Replicated double-blind studies show that a cordless phone base station operating at WiFi frequencies can cause cardiac arrhythmias in susceptible individuals (http://www.magdahavas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Havas-HRV-Ramazzini.pdf and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23675629#).
Blanketing the continent with radiation that can have such a serious, even deadly effect, is unethical. A study in rabbits found that not only did WiFi change heart function parameters, but it dramatically changed the cardiac effects of both dopamine and epinephrine: Saili L, et al. Effects of Acute Exposure to WIFI Signals (2.45 GHz) on Heart Variability and Blood Pressure in Albinos Rabbit. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 40 (2015) 600–605; (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668915300594.) Therefore, ubiquitous RF radiation may not only cause cardiac emergencies, but prevent treatments from working and cause deaths. The threat to cardiac health is also supported by epidemiological studies showing increased death from cardiac events and heart disease – Criticism of the Health Assessment in the ICNRP Guidelines for Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation (100 kHz – 300 GHz). (http://www.electricalpollution.com/documents/Cherry2000EMR_ICNIRP_critique_09-02.pdf)

Forced exposure to an agent that has the effects discussed above and enumerated in the resources listed above would have to be considered as violations of the Nuremberg Code of Ethics (http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/nurcode.html.) Google, Inc.’s project would force such an exposure.

Furthermore, this proposal violates Article 25 of International Human Rights (1), which states, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

Exposure to an agent that disrupts hormones, sleep, cardiac, and neurological function, and has forced numerous people from their homes and into poverty is an obvious violation of numerous fundamental rights which are to be universally protected according to The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.

Violation of U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, states/countries are responsible for acting in their children’s best interest. In this case, that would mean denying Google, Inc.’s request for an experimental permit to blanket the country in RF radiation.

In a letter to Congress, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated: “Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults.”
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941318

No child should be forced to be exposed to RF radiation and therefore forced to incur an increased risk of cancer, functional impairment leading to ill health or cognitive impairment, or genetic damage in their children.

Any of these outcomes, which research supports as likely, violate children’s rights. Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children 2014 by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe is a must-watch presentation about the hazard that RF radiation emitted by wireless technology poses to children.

Dr. Mallery-Blythe’s presentation references several U.N. Conventions on the Rights of the Child that would be violated by this project including:

Article 3 (best interests of a child) The best interests of a child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.

Article 23 (children with a disability) A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity, and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all that they can to support disabled children and their families.

Article 24 (health and services) Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment and education on health and wellbeing so that children can stay healthy.

Article 28 (right to education) Every child has a right to education.

The United Federation of Teachers, representing 200 000 members, currently provides information on their website advising members to reduce to RF radiation, with resources for pregnant mothers in order to protect their unborn children noting that “Wireless radiation is emitted by the myriad of wireless devices we encounter every day. It was once thought to be relatively harmless. However, we now know that wireless radiation can cause non thermal biological effects as well, including damage to cells and DNA, even at the lowest levels.” (http://www.uft.org/our-rights/wireless-radiation).

A Brief from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation “The Use of WiFi in Schools (2014), warns that “Teachers and school communities have not been informed regarding the implementation of WiFi and any inherent potential hazards” and go on to share that “Teachers are rightly concerned for their personal safety and the safety of the children in their care” (http://www.ctf-fce.ca/Research-Library/wifi-final-2014-ENG.pdf).

Violation of U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Increasing numbers of countries, such as Sweden and France, (as do the Canadian Human Rights Commission and European Parliament) recognize Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) as an environmentally induced functional impairment or disability triggered by exposure to electromagnetic fields (including RF). Continental or global WiFi would contravene: Article 1 “promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity”; Article 3 “Full and effective participation and inclusion in society”; Article 15(2) states: “Parties shall take all effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent persons with disabilities, on an equal basis with others, from being subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”; and violate the intent of many more Articles, since the planet would be blanketed with microwave radiation that those suffering EHS could not escape.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is an E.U. advisory body comprising representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and other interest groups. It issues opinions on E.U. issues to the European Commission, the Council of the E.U., and the European Parliament, thus acting as a bridge between the E.U.’s decision-making institutions and E.U. citizens. In February 2015, a formal letter of notice was sent to the EESC by the Radiation Research Trust (based in U.K.) and approximately 90 other organizations from around the world in support of millions of people, estimated to be between 22,000,000 and 37,000,000 throughout Europe currently suffering EHS due to exposure to the proliferation of RF emissions and emitters (i.e., mobile phones, DECT cordless phones, cordless baby monitors, phone masts, WiFi, smart meters, the smart grid, et al.) (http://www.radiationresearch.org/images/rrt_articles/EM-Radiation-Research-Trust-Letter-of-Notice-Served-on-Mr-Richard-Adams.pdf).

Some researchers estimate approximately 3% of the population has severe symptoms of EHS and another 35% of the population has moderate symptoms such as impaired immune system and chronic illness (Havas, 2007). Hallberg and Oberfeld published in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine (2006) historical EHS data and project if past trends continue that 50% of the total population is expected to suffer due to EHS by year 2017
(http://www.next-up.org/pdf/EHS2006_HallbergOberfeld.pdf ).

Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST) points out, “EHS is accepted as a functional impairment in Sweden and the Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes it as an environmental sensitivity and classifies it as a disability.” With some countries already recognizing the medical needs of those affected by EHS and the potential for millions of people around the world to suffer EHS from increased exposure to radiation from wireless technology, further proliferation of wireless technology on a wide scale is unacceptable.

Jenny Fry (age 15) hanged herself when her school refused to understand that being in classrooms with WiFi caused her to experience serious physical discomfort and harassed and bullied her by requiring her to serve detentions for leaving classes due to WiFi induced symptoms in rooms where she experienced intense functional impairment (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/school-girl-found-hanged-after-suffering-fromallergy-to-wifi-a6755401.html). International Human Rights, Article 26 states that “(1) Everyone has the right to education.” People with disabilities and functional impairments like Jenny’s have a right to go to school in an environment free from RF radiation, in a school that will not make them sick. Her rights, like the rights of all those experiencing this type of
functional impairment, should be protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Many other persons experience similar functional impairment when exposed to RF radiation: “Parents Sue School, Claim Wi-Fi Makes Son” (https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-sue-school-claim-wi-fi-makes-son-sick-127644771007.html), “WiFi in Schools: How Safe” (http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-22/healthissues/wifi-in-schools-how-safe/a41810-1) and “Maryland women suffers acute radiation exposure from a bank of smart meters” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=F9QZuWPw6Y0).

The EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses has found: “The health problems may range in severity from benign, temporary symptoms, such as slight headaches or paresthesia around the ear, e.g. when using a cell phone, or flu-like symptoms after maybe some hours of whole body EMF exposure, to severe, debilitating symptoms that drastically impair physical and mental health. It has to be stressed that, depending on the individual state of susceptibility, EHS symptoms
often occur only occasionally, but over time they may increase in frequency and severity. On the other hand, if a detrimental EMF exposure is sufficiently reduced, the body has a chance to recover and EHS symptoms will be reduced or will vanish.” (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.2015.30.issue-4/reveh-2015-0033/reveh-2015-0033.xml)

Environmental Impacts

A parade of studies continue to be published implicating wireless technology in the die-off of forests, the demise of frogs, bats, and honey bees, the threatened extinction of the house sparrow, and damage to the DNA of the human species. It is vital to the continuation of life that large parts of Earth are spared the incessant radiation that accompanies wireless technologies.

• “The Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife Including Birds and Bees” commissioned on 30th August 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India
http://www.moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/final_mobile_towers_report.pdf
• “Impacts of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) from cell phone towers and wireless devices on biosystem and ecosystem – a review,” http://www.biolmedonline.com/Articles/Vol4_4_2012/Vol4_4_202-216_BM-8.pdf
• Balmori, A. “Electromagnetic pollution from phone masts. Effects on wildlife,” Pathophysiology (2009), doi:10.1016/j.pathophys.2009.01.007 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19264463
• October 31, 2014 presentation to the Manitoba Entomological Society, reviewing 91 studies on the effects of RF/MW radiation on honey bees, insects, birds, etc: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobilfunk_newsletter/0RUPGTI4qQY

United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
The Precautionary Principle as drawn up in Rio in 1992 – the Rio Declaration: http://www.gdrc.org/u-gov/precaution-7.html

In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

Principle 15 codified for the first time at the global level the precautionary approach, which indicates that lack of scientific certainty is no reason to postpone action to avoid potentially serious or irreversible harm to the environment. Central to principle 15 is the element of anticipation, reflecting a requirement that effective environmental measures need to be based upon actions which take a long-term approach and which might anticipate changes on the basis of scientific knowledge.

From the U.N. General Assembly: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly July 2012 66/288 The Future We Want
We recognize the importance of strengthening international, regional and national capacities in research and technology assessment, especially in view of the rapid development and possible deployment of new technologies that may also have unintended negative impacts, in particular on biodiversity and health, or other unforeseen consequences.
http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/66/288&Lang=E

An ETC Group Press Release UN Moves Towards an Early Listening System shares: “The decision paves the way for a badly needed early warning system on the impacts of new technologies” and explains:

ETC Group proposed the creation of a technology assessment capacity in the UN in the lead up to the 2012 Rio Summit. At that time, the proposal was backed by the G-77 and China and a few OECD states such as Sweden and Norway. The Summit concluded with a surprisingly strong call for technology assessment from local to global levels warning that new technologies could pose significant health and environmental risks.
http://www.etcgroup.org/content/un-moves-towards-technology-early-listening-system

And from The Lancet:

Planetary health is a new science that is only beginning to draw the coordinates of its interests and concerns. It demands new coalitions and partnerships across many different disciplines to meet the pervasive knowledge failures identified by this Commission. It demands new attention to governance and implementation. And,
perhaps most of all, it demands more creative imagination among scientists and practitioners working in health—redefining the meaning of human progress, rethinking the possibilities for human cooperation, and revitalising the prospects for the health of human civilizations. (par 7)

and

Second, planetary health concerns the natural systems within which our species exists—for example, the health and diversity of the biosphere. Human beings live within a safe operating space of planetary existence. If the boundaries of that space are breached, the conditions for our survival will be diminished.” Currently, natural systems are being degraded to an extent unprecedented in history, with known and as yet unknown and unquantified effects on human health. (par 2)
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(15)61038-8.pdf

Insurance Companies Warn of Large Losses Due To Electromagnetic Fields

We also note that insurance in the event of injury due to RF/MW radiation is not likely to be adequate – see pages 1 and 2 in the document at the following link:
http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/591391.pdf

Stop Smart Meters UK shares that: “Insurance Firm, Swiss Re, Warns of Large Losses from “Unforeseen Consequences” of Wireless Technologies: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/insurance-firm-swiss-re-warns-of-largelosses-from-unforeseen-health-claims-due-to-wireless-technologies/ (Source: swissre.com)

Specialists from the Emerging Risks team at leading global reinsurance firm, Swiss Re, are warning the insurance industry that “unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields” could lead to a raft of claims and significant product liability losses in the next 10 years.

In its Swiss Re SONAR Emerging Risks report, 2013, which covers risks that could “impact the insurance industry in the future”, the company categorizes the impact of health claims related to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) as ‘high’. It acknowledges recent reports of courts’ ruling in favor of claimants who have experienced health damage from mobile phones, and also says that anxiety over risks related to EMFs is “on the rise”.

The document states that whilst the majority of the topics covered in its pages were of “medium impact”, health issues associated with EMFs sit in the highest impact category. Other topics discussed include the dangers of cyber attacks, power blackouts, workplace safety and Big Data all of which are exacerbated and/or added to with the ill-conceived “smart” metering programs.

Lloyd’s listed hazards from new technologies including EMF in its 2011 Top 50 Risks. Coverage for RF/EMF injuries typically related to cell phones and cell towers is now categorically excluded. In their 2013 Risk Report, new technology risks have increased slightly in risk rank. It is worth noting these risks are classified under Environmental (i.e., does the applicant expect to have an adverse environmental impact?) as distinct from the Lloyd’s appraisal of cybersecurity risks (also applicable to Google, Inc. and rated much higher risk).
http://www.lloyds.com/~/media/Files/News%20and%20Insight/Risk%20Insight/Risk%20Index%202013/Report/Lloyds%20Risk%20Index%202013report100713.pdf

GUARDS asserts the Google, Inc. project would intensify these concerns on a continental and global scale.

Interference with Airplane Instrumentation and Hazard to Flight Crew and Passengers
The proposed Google, Inc. project locates transmitters at altitude 62,000 feet. Commercial airspace extends to 60,000 feet. The Google transmitters would broadcast at up to 300 kW immediately overhead all aircraft, whereas a cell tower would be only 1 to 4 kW. It seems likely that these very powerful transmitters pose a risk to commercial aircraft.
Wireless signals are already causing interference with aircraft systems. An FAA Airworthiness Directive (or AD) points out that WiFi on board aircraft is blanking out display units in the cockpit (http://www.b737.org.uk/ad-2014-20-06.pdf, https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-23231.pdf). The FAA has given a five-year time limit for airlines to replace all these display units. However, even new units may not be able to withstand the strength of signal that the Google, Inc. project would expose them to. There is reason for concern because the same AD mentions, “The intent of this AD is to eliminate this known susceptibility of the phase 3 DUs to RF transmissions, including those from sources outside the airplane. This susceptibility is not limited to WiFi transmissions, but has been verified to exist in a range of the RF spectrum used by mobile satellite communications, cell phones, air surveillance and weather radar, and other systems.”

Furthermore, the signal strength will certainly be strong enough to cause biological functional impairment of the flight crew and the passengers. Since biological functional impairment induced by exposure to RF radiation from wireless technology can range from minor to serious, even including death, it is of paramount importance for the safety of air travel that the permit be denied.

NEPA and Environmental Review

This is major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of human environment; as such, a NEPA review would be triggered. The potential environmental and human health hazards from Google, Inc.’s project necessitate comprehensive NEPA review [Envtl. Def. Fund v. Tenn. Valley Auth., 468 F.2d 1164, 1174 (6th Cir. 1972)] and, specifically, a formal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS should include a full review of environmental effects, as well as human health and safety. The FCC has an obligation to evaluate whether “services or capabilities are essential to public health, safety, or in the public interest” (H.R. Report No. 104-204, p. 94), so must protect the public from possible harm caused by radiofrequency radiation.

The FCC is not entitled to essentially disregard comments that do not provide global cost-benefit analysis (Scenic Hudson v. Federal Power Commission). The Commission has an affirmative duty to inquire into and consider all relevant facts. The FCC must use government resources to perform the relevant analysis. The FCC should request the EPA use its National Risk Management Research Laboratory resources and experts to conduct all cost analyses necessary.

This proposal also triggers the need for a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under Executive Order 13186 concerning effects on migratory birds. Legal issues and liability aside, the cumulative and additive environmental and health risks of microwave radiation (MWR) saturation from the upper atmosphere are extremely high. Approval of such technology may never be appropriate given the high risks to societies but certainly at present, given the current state of our knowledge, permit approval would be premature.

Conclusion

Increased health care costs, increased disability and associated costs, decreased productivity from missed or substandard work performance, lost or compromised ecological services and agricultural harm from RF-EMF exposure could cost societies billions of dollars. Not only is RF-EMF proliferation bad for health and the environment directly, this damage has a major economic cost as well.

Please consider our comments as reasons a permit for Google, Inc.’s proposed project should be denied. In brief, those reasons include insurance industry recognition of serious risk to health, cyber and national security, demonstrated detrimental biological effects at levels far below existing inadequate RF safety limits, radiofrequency radiation currently classified “possible human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization, legal implications related to irradiating the entire continent without informed consent, personal security risks, and
resultant violations of U.N. Conventions and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Because the potential global effects of this and similar proposals from Facebook, SpaceX and others are devastating, any consideration must proceed only with maximum levels of due diligence, including full public access to application documents and all project specifications—not heavily redacted secretive applications like Google, Inc.’s. The potential dangers to society outweigh any proprietary rights of Google, Inc. The public should have a chance to evaluate and comment on the full application.

Global wireless access, with all its serious safety problems, is an unacceptable hazard. Widely available fast internet access is a goal that can be safely attained using various forms of cabled connectivity.

GUARDS respectfully requests Google, Inc.’s application be denied.

Sincerely,
Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space
info at stopglobalwifi.org

Healthy Nuts: Pecans vs Walnuts

Healthy Nuts: Pecans vs Walnuts

For their role in heart and cardiovascular health, walnuts have received a great deal of attention in recent years. However, they aren’t the only healthy nut option around. When it comes to nutrition, pecans can go toe-to-toe with walnuts in the way they protect the heart and mind, support weight loss, and promote weight management. In fact, pecans may even have the edge over walnuts as the healthier nut…

Pecans vs Walnut Breakdown

In one corner, we have pecans. In every ounce, or about 19 pecan halves, you consume just under 200 calories. That same ounce delivers nearly 27% of your recommended daily intake of heart healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats. A single ounce serving of pecans is low in carbs weighing in at 3.93g, or about 1% your daily value. One ounce does, however, provide 5% of your daily protein recommendation. Plus, pecans are also loaded with vitamins A, B, and E, potassium, magnesium, immune-boosting zinc, and powerful antioxidants.

In the other corner, we have walnuts. One ounce of walnuts has 185 calories, 24% of your unsaturated fats with heart-protecting omega-3 fatty acids, 3.89 carbs per ounce, and a whopping 9% of your daily protein. Like pecans, walnuts feature vitamins A, E, and B vitamins like folate. They’re also mineral rich with important antioxidants.

Nutritional Facts: Head to Head

How do pecans and walnuts stack up head-to-head? Walnuts get a lot of press, but I think you’ll see nutrient for nutrient, pecans have the edge. Here’s a table to help you decide for yourself.

Nutrient Walnuts (14 halves) Pecans (19 halves)
Water 1.15g 1g
Calories 185kcal 196kcal
Protein 4.32g 2.6g
Total Fat 18.49g 20.4g
Carbohydrates 3.89g 3.93g
Fiber 1.9g 2.7g
Sugars 0.74g 1.13g
Minerals
Calcium, Ca 28mg 20mg
Iron, Fe 0.82mg 0.72mg
Magnesium, Mg 45mg 34mg
Phosphorus, P 98mg 79mg
Potassium, K 125mg 116mg
Sodium, Na 1mg 0mg
Zinc, Zn 0.88mg 1.28mg
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mg 0.3mg
Thiamin 0.097mg 0.187mg
Riboflavin 0.043mg 0.037mg
Niacin 0.319mg 0.331mg
Vitamin B-6 0.152mg 0.06mg
Folate, DFE 28µg 6µg
Vitamin B-12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin A, RAE 0µg 1µg
Vitamin A, IU 6IU 16IU
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.4mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0µg 0µg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin K 0.8µg 1µg
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 1.737g 1.752g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2.533g 11.567g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 13.374g 6.128g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Caffeine 0mg 0mg

Health Benefits of Nuts

Raw walnuts, pecans, and even chestnuts deliver the highest value of antioxidants of the edible nuts. [1] With their vitamins and minerals, they make for a nutritious snack loaded with amazing benefits for your health. The Harvard Gazette reported men and women who ate these and other healthy nuts daily were 20% more likely to live longer and were more slender and trim than those who didn’t. [2] Here’s what they can do for you:

  • Protect your heart with omega-3s and polyunsaturated fats.
  • Improve blood flow.
  • Support weight loss and staying thin. [3]
  • Slow aging antioxidants like vitamin E prevent free radical damage.
  • Discourage inflammation.
  • According to some studies, nuts may slow the spread and maybe even the formation of breast cancer. [4]
  • Researchers at UC-Davis suggests the omega-3s in walnuts along with other of its nutrients may offer some protection against prostate cancer. [5]
  • Supply your brain with essential nutrients to stay sharp as you age.
  • Keep your bones strong.

One Final Thought

When it comes to pecans or walnuts, you can’t go wrong. They make healthy snacks (or pies!) and add flavor to any meal. They’re both loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty elements that nourish your body and support healthy weight as compared to processed foods. Lastly, vegetarians and vegans can get the protein they need by eating these healthy nuts daily.

References:

  1. Blomhoff R1, Carlsen MH, Andersen LF, Jacobs DR Jr. Health benefits of nuts: potential role of antioxidants. Br J Nutr. 2006 Nov;96 Suppl 2:S52-60.
  2. Harvard Gazette. Nut consumption reduces risk of death. Harvard Gazette.
  3. Gemma Flores-Mateo, David Rojas-Rueda, Josep Basora, Emilio Ros, and Jordi Salas-Salvadó. Nut intake and adiposity: meta-analysis of clinical trials. Am J Clin Nutr ajcn.031484. doi: 10.3945/?ajcn.111.031484.
  4. Coco Ballantyne. Walnuts ward off breast cancer in mice. Scientific American.
  5. Paul Davis. ‘Tis the season to indulge in walnuts. UC Davis Health System.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Only 1 TBSP Of Coconut Oil Produces Powerful Health Changes, Study Confirms

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A simple tablespoon daily of coconut oil could promote weight loss and improve cardiovascular health, reveals a new clinical study. 

A new study titled, “A coconut extra virgin oil-rich diet increases HDL cholesterol and decreases waist circumference and body mass in coronary artery disease patients,” holds great promise in those suffering from overweight, obesity, and heightened cardiovascular disease risk, and against which pharmaceutical approaches often fail.

Coconut oil was once considered a “bad fat,” as it contains saturated fatty acids which conventional nutritionists did not distinguish from synthetically produced ones such as margarine. We know far better now, and increasingly, natural sources of saturated fats are gaining appreciation as not only “not-bad,” but actually beneficial, particularly for the brain. You can check out the first hand literature on coconut’s helath benefits on the GreenMedInfo.com database, or read our article, 13 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil.

The new study evaluated the health effects of a nutritional treatment with extra virgin coconut oil, focusing primarily on how it affects HDL cholesterol and a range of anthropmetric measurements (e.g. body weight, size, circumference).

The average age of the participants was 62.4 ± 7.7 years, with 70% of elderly individuals, and 63.2% of males. All of them were hypertensive and 94.5% had blood lipid profiles indicating “dyslipidemia” and on standard, cholesterol lowering drug treatment.

In the first phase, a three month period, 136 enrollees were put on a standardized diet. From the third month onward, the 116 who completed the first phase were place in two intervention groups: 22 remained on the diet, and 92 were put on the diet + 13 ml (.43 ounces) daily of extra virgin coconut oil, which is equivalent to about 14 grams, or about 1 Tablespoon (15 grams).

The results of the the three-month coconut oil intervention showed that relative to the standard diet, the coconut group saw a decrease in all six of the bodily parameters measured, including:

  • Weight: -.6 kilograms (1.322 pounds)

  • Body Mass Index: – .2 kg/m2

  • Waist Circumference: -2.1 cm

  • Neck Perimeter: -4 cm

  • Systolic Blood Pressure: -3.3 points

  • Diastolic Blood Pressure:  -3.5 points

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Additionally, the coconut oil intervention group saw a 3.1±7.4 mg/dL increase in HDL cholesterol.

The researchers concluded:

“Nonpharmacological interventions are essential for risk factor control in secondary prevention among patients with coronary disease. Our study showed that a diet rich in extra virgin coconut oil seems to favor the reduction of WC and the increase of HDL-C concentrations, aiding with secondary prevention for CAD patients.”

Discussion

This study is far more powerful than may first meet the eye. For instance, at present, pharmaceutical interventions to raise HDL cholesterol lack solid scientific support. Only yesterday, I reported on a new JAMA review which revealed an astounding number of medical procedures have no benefit, even harm, wherein it was concluded that ,”In patients with low HDL-C levels who are treated with statins, there is no clinical benefit to HDL-C–targeted therapies.” Considering the fact that pharmaceutical interventions to lower HDL cholesterol have a wide range of serious side effects, the new finding that coconut oil may provide a natural alternative with side benefits, is all the more encouraging.

Additionally, midsection fat, also known as abdominal obesity, is a serious risk factor for cardiovascular events and cardiac mortality. In fact, a 2007 study published in the journal Circulation found that of three risk factors evaluated for heart attack, namely, abdominal obesity, abnormal lipids, and smoking, abdominal obesity was the most powerful: 48.5%, versus 40.8% for abnormal lipids, and 38.4% for smoking.

When one considers these two factors, any safe, diet-based lifestyle modification that can safely raise HDL-C cholesterol, and reduce midsection fat and related anthropometric parameters such as BMI and midsection circumference, is a home run.

This is, of course, not the first time we have reported on the powerful health benefits of coconut oil. In fact, it doesn’t take months, or even days, to observe positive changes in certain populations. We reported previously on what can only be described as an amazing study where just one dose of coconut oil derived medium chain triglycerides produced positive cognitive changes in Alzheimer’s patients in only 90 minutes. You can read about it in greater detail here:  MCT Fats Found In Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function In Only One Dose.

For additional research on how to raise HDL cholesterol, take a look at our database on the topic here: Raise HDL Cholesterol Naturally. For reducing abdominal obesity, you can take a look at our database on the topic: Reduce Belly Fat (Abdominal Obesity).


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.

An Herb For Thought: Pine

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PINE

When European settlers came to the continent and were suffering from scurvy due to lack of vitamin C, the Native Americans introduced them to pine needle tea. It is believed that this tree has originated from Austria and Russia and then spread to different parts of the world. Pine needle tea is a centuries-old healing remedy for Native Americans. They filled mattresses with pine needles to repel certain parasites. The tea extracted from pine needles is regularly used by natives, hunters, and explorers in nearly every region around the globe. Pine oil has also been used to treat lung infections.

The healthy fats contained in pine nuts work to balance the lipids inside the blood and in cell formation. These processes both work to lower triglyceride, or fat storage, levels within the body. In turn, both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining healthy blood pressure and fat count. One ounce of pine nuts contains nearly 9500 mg of the Omega 6 fatty acids while also containing about 30 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids. This high amount of healthy fats nearly cancels out the mere 1 to 2 grams of saturated fat found in each serving of pine nuts.

Health Benefits of Pine Tea

The tea has a pleasant smell and taste. This tea is so mild and originally sweet that you may not need sugar.
It can be taken with sugar, honey, and even peppermint.

For Cancer

Pine needle tea has strong antimutagenic, antioxidant and antiproliferative properties, which help in preventing cancer producing cells. Along with that, they also have anti-tumor effects on the body. Adding white tea to a diet that includes a wide variety of antioxidant-rich foods may assist in the prevention, occurrence or recurrence of some cancers. Antioxidant power abounds in white teas, including the silver needle variety. Augment the diet with frequent sips of white tea to enhance the immune system. White tea is thought to contain more antioxidants than other teas due to the lack of processing of this tea type.

For Cold

Try pine needle tea to relieve wintertime colds and respiratory infections. Drinking a cup of pine needle tea may help the body expel phlegm causing the congestion of colds or coughs. Pine needles are strongly aromatic and even just inhaling the vapors from the tea may break up mucus in the lungs.

For Scurvy

Its vitamin C content makes it as good a cure for scurvy as citrus fruits. Scurvy often presents itself initially as symptoms of malaise and lethargy, followed by formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes. Spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilized. As scurvy advances, there can be open, suppurating wounds, loss of teeth, jaundice, fever and death.

For Sclerosis

Pine Tree Needle Extraction is a traditional remedy that may be used in the treatment of about 80% of human diseases. The remedy is effective for working with the smooth muscles that line the blood vessels and other muscular related diseases such as sclerosis, a condition in which soft tissues inside the body become unusually hard.

For Flu

White pine needles help fight disease. The needles are anti viral because contain high amounts of shikimic acid, from which Tamiflu is derived.

As Digestive Aid

A cup of silver needle white tea during meals can soothe a touchy stomach. It may be just the remedy for those who suffer with minor digestion discomforts. The silver needle tea, sometimes called silver tip white tea, aids the digestive processes. Consult a medical or health practitioner before drinking white tea for digestive disturbances.

Alternative to Caffeine

For those who don’t need or want a strong dose of caffeine to help them wake up, silver needle white tea may be the right alternative. This purest form of the tea family has less caffeine than its green, black and oolong family members. One cup of silver needle white tea contains 1 percent of the caffeine contained in a cup of coffee.

For weight loss

Drinking white tea, including the rare silver needle variety, may well help you trim the fat. A German study published in the May 2009 issue of the “Nutrition and Metabolism” medical journal found that white tea effectively assists the body to better metabolize lipids, or fats.

For Aging

The tea has many benefits; cleans the veins, increases the strength and vitality and helps in reversing or slowing the aging process. Pine needle tea was known to be used by Taoist priests to promote longevity.

For Skin

It also has a healing effect on the endocrine system, and aids the body in cleansing impurities from the skin.
Pine needles contain a high level of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) which is a natural form of sulfur. This acts in a detoxifying way to the body. Sulfur is also essential to various parts of the body like the skin, hair and nails.

For Bath

Pine needle tea may also be useful as a bath infusion. Pour it in the tub and soak for relief of cramped muscles and sore joints. Sometimes pine needle tea is also recommended in the bath to treat rheumatism and gout. However, there is no conclusive clinical evidence to support using pine needle tea in the bath to treat these conditions.

For Clearness

Pine needle tea brings you clarity and mental clearness when you drink it. Pine hydrosol is an immune-stimulant and body tonic, enhancing overall mental and physical balance.

For Urinary Infections

Pine needles are also antiseptic and may help heal infections in the urinary system.

Relieves Menopause Symptoms

Women who are going through menopause and have consumed this tea have exhibited less fatigue and tiredness.

As a Disinfectant

Pine oil, added to the household cleaner, will disinfect surfaces and help to purify the air.

For other conditions

It is also beneficial to fight ailments like fatigue, allergies, depression, kidney stone, varicose veins, ulcers and headaches. So also, it helps in promoting better eyesight.

How to make pine tea

The type of tree ideal for pine tea is the White Pine. Pick at least 1 cup of fresh, green pine needles. The freshest ones will be bright in color, and will give the best taste to the tea. Rinse them in fresh water to clean off any surface dirt. Chop the pine needles into small pieces. Measure 3 cups of water in a large measuring cup. Pour the water into a saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Place the pine needles on a chopping board. Chop the needles into small pieces. Remove any faded or imperfect needles. Add the chopped pine needles to the water as soon as it comes to a boil. Stir the needles in the water with a wooden spoon. Bring the water to a simmer; let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes. Don’t over boil the tea; doing so will lessen its amount of vitamin C. Steep the tea mixture for an additional 20 minutes. Add the juice squeezed from one lemon to the tea if you like. You may let the tea steep overnight; it will be a deep reddish color and taste stronger if you do. Strain the pine needles out of the tea. Pour into cups and sweeten with a teaspoon of sugar, honey or maple syrup, if desired.

Pine tea – Side effects and cautions

Despite its long history of use, there is no conclusive clinical evidence to support the health benefits of pine needle tea. Do not use it to replace conventional treatments, and talk to the doctor before using any alternative medicines.

Caution: Women who are pregnant, or who could become pregnant, are advised NOT to drink pine needle tea in general for fear it could cause abortion.

Varieties to be avoided

Most conifers are safe to experiment with tea preparations, but there are three you must avoid! There are only a few varieties of pine that are toxic and they are: Norfolk Island Pine, Yew and Ponderosa Pine. Avoid these by researching what they look like before you pick pine needles.

Pine Oil

Pine oil, obtained by extracting essential oils from the needles of pine trees, is a strong medicinal aid. Similar to tea tree and eucalyptus oil, extracts of pine are powerful anti-septic agents. It also holds anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, insecticidal, analgesic, diuretic, aromatic and anti-inflammatory properties.

For Bronchial Infections

Studies have shown the usefulness of pine oil in relieving bronchial infections. As a powerful antibacterial agent and antiseptic, it can help the body fight off infections. As an aromatherapy tool, it may be used to help prevent lower respiratory infections like bronchitis. Research collections from the University of Maryland Medical Center have demonstrated that its use for respiratory tract infections is solid and effective. Research also shows that use of pine oil may fight off sinus infections and colds when used as a steam inhalation.

As An Anti-inflammatory

Because of its potent analgesic properties, pine oil acts as an anti-inflammatory for people with joint pain, arthritis and rheumatism. Used topically, it may also help relieve general muscular aches and pains. Add to a hot bath, or to a base massage oil, such as almond or coconut.

As an Expectorant

Essential pine oil may also help relieve congestion and acts as an expectorant, aiding the body to break up mucus and remove it from the lungs. It also helps reduce the incidence of sinus infections.

For Skin Care

Pine oil may be useful with a variety of skin conditions due to its strong antiseptic capacities. This includes psoriasis, acne, boils, Athlete’s foot, eczema and itching. Applied topically, it can also be used for a remedy of the scalp, especially in cases of dryness and dandruff.

The most important health benefit of pine essential oil is in treating various skin problems. Dermatologists often prescribe the oil in treating psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, skin diseases, poor skin, scabies, sores, and fleas. It gives you a balanced, smooth, renewed and shinny skin.

For Stress Disorder

The health benefits of pine oil also include some emotional benefits. It gives an energizing feeling and hence it is effective in removing mental stress. It is also used as a medicine for removing adrenal fatigue and refreshes the spirits as it is an excellent mood elevator. Regular massage with pine essential oil gives you mental clarity. It removes anxiety and nervous tension, and is useful for people suffering from loss of concentration and loss of memory.

For Aromatherapy

Pine oil stimulates the body and mind, and has an energizing effect on the overall person. As an aromatherapy agent, it has been used to support adrenal fatigue and mild depression. The numerous health benefits of pine essential oil have made it one of the most important essential oils used in aromatherapy. Pine essential oil blends well with many other oils including cedarwood, rosemary, lavender, sage, laudanum, juniper, etc., and hence can be widely used in making numerous aromatherapy preparations.

As an Anti-oxidant

Through neutralizing free-radicals, pine oil helps us slow the process of cellular deterioration, thus slowing the process of aging. Anti-oxidants aid in protecting us from, eye-diseases, muscle degeneration, as well as many nervous-system disorders.

For Protection from infection

With regular use, pine oil may help protect us against many types of fungal infections. It also holds anti-bacterial properties. This essential oil may aid in the prevention of common bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections and skin infections.

As an Anti-Viral Agent

Pine nut oil may also aid in protecting us against the common cold and flu. Following a balanced diet, and plenty of foods high in vitamin c is also a great way to prevent colds.

Increases Metabolism

Pine essential oil also increases metabolism and thus boosts the activity levels. It is also helpful in purifying the body due to its ability to treat intestinal problems. It is diuretic and helps in removing water from the body. It is also used in case of food poisoning.

For Gall Stones

Pine essential oil is effective in reducing the inflammation of gall bladder and incidence of gallstones.

In Cosmetics

Pine essential oil also has a mesmerizing essence and hence gives a sweet aroma to the cosmetics it is used in. It is also used in making perfumes and scents. It is also used in removing lice from hair. Pine essential oil is widely used as massage oil and bath oil. Hence it is used in soap making. Pine oil is also added in many household products due to its aroma. These include room sprays, volatile liquids and room fresheners.

As a Disinfectant

It is a great cleaning agent, and can be added to sprays and room-fresheners for a cleansing and brightening effect. Pine oil disinfectants have been shown to be effective in killing off many household germs, including mildew, yeast spores and E. coli.

For Injuries

Pine essential oil is antiseptic and hence it is used in treating boils, cuts, sports injuries, and athletes foot.

Usage of Pine Oil

Add 4-6 drops of undiluted pine essential oil to warm bath water or dilute at 50/50 ratio with organic coconut oil or olive oil and apply to chest for respiratory distress. You can also put it in an aromatherapy diffuser.

Cautions & Side Effects of Pine Oil

Essential pine oil should be used with care, as it is very powerful. If left undiluted, it may irritate skin and mucous membranes. Internal consumption may be hazardous to human health and can be dangerous as there is a possibility of kidney damage. It should also not be given to people who are suffering from kidney disorders. Further, pine essential oil can cause irritations on highly sensitive skin. Hence it must be used in diluted form. Children and elderly people should not be given pine essential oil as it may cause hypertension.

It’s The Sugar, Stupid

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Sugar makes us (and our kids) fat. But even when it doesn’t, it still makes us sick.

So says a study in the journal Obesity. According to the study, children didn’t used to commonly suffer from chronic diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes. Nor did they exhibit risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But these diseases and risk factors are now prevalent in children.

Some of the kids who suffer from these diseases and risk factors are overweight or obese. But some of them aren’t. For those who aren’t overweight, sugar may still be to blame for their poor health. Because as it turns out, sugar causes health problems, even when it doesn’t lead to weight gain.

So when Kellogg’s defends its Frosted Flakes because one serving “with skim milk has just 150 calories” but fails to tell you that the second ingredient in its “Tony the Tiger” cereal is sugar, the cereal company is missing (obscuring?) the point. It’s the sugar itself, not just the calories, we should be concerned about.

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Extreme Raw-Fooding: The Final Word On Food As Medicine

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By: Noah James Hittner |
© 2014 Personal Training on the Net—Republished with permission by Personal Training on the Net: http://www.ptonthenet.com.

INTRODUCTION:

Defining: “Optimal Physical Health”

Regardless of whether our discussion is about athletics and fitness, or health and wellness, the undeniable fact of the matter is this:

Our bodies are—and can only be—made-up of what we consume.
We are built out of the food we eat.
1+1=2.
It’s that simple.

The profound nature of this fact is matched only by its simplicity. And, it begs a question:

How high quality of a heart, or a lung, or a quadricep, or a transverse abdominis, or a brain, or blood, ligament or tendon can a body produce when fed a steady diet of Coca-Cola, Doritos, McDonald’s and Miller Lite?

Think about it. Everything we consume is involved in the creation of our bodies…everything. High quality in—high quality out. Action—reaction.

Choice—consequence. It is basic physics. In short: As the quality of our food increases/decreases, so increases/decreases the quality of our bodies.

And so, it really just makes sense that as the food we eat becomes more and more refined—we become less and less hardy. In turn, we develop all manner of disease.
What does not make sense, however, is that rather than looking to the building blocks (i.e. our nutrition) as the general cause of our physical state, we have blamed a few mysterious dark forces, such as our genetics/family history (EX: Cancer is in my genes), or a thing called “the germ” (EX: I caught my disease from someone else).

The body is literally programmed for success. So let’s be honest with ourselves…would we use Silly Putty to create the foundation of a skyscraper? As ridiculous of an over-exaggeration as that may sound, it’s not far off. Why are so many people so sick? Think about your circle of people…really think about it. Do you really believe it is supposed to be this way?

Of course there are other factors at play here, such as our environment and physical activity—both of which have profound effects on our health. But this article will focus primarily on the nutritional aspect to optimal physical health, as my experience has shown me that a vast majority of people have never been presented with the kind of information that I’ll be sharing here; making it, in my humble opinion, paramount.

Speaking of which, just what does “optimal physical health” mean anyway? It’s fairly easy to assume we all have the same meaning for that phrase. Yet, in my experience, it’s very likely that we do not. Thus, I think that it’s crucially important to mention that before we can agree on what circumstances create optimal physical health (the target)—we must first agree on what it means in the first place (the location of the target).

For the sake of this article, I will define optimal physical heath, and a few other terms here:

Optimal Physical Health: A physically disease-free state.

Raw Food: A food in whole form and not subjected to extreme temps/heating/cooking, pasteurization, homogenization, irradiation, freezing, chemical processing, and the like.

Extreme: Not commonly held or accepted as normal by societal standards.

Now, obviously that definition of optimal physical health is a tall order—a near impossible one by my estimation—as even healing requires the presence of some disease. Thus, to reiterate, this definition serves only as a basis for communication—so that all of you understand my agenda as you read on. The definition above does not imply that you or I ever achieve it. It only communicates an intention so that the dialogue can be as free of assumption(s) as possible.

PART 1:

The Basics of “Extreme” Raw-Fooding

Look, it’s pretty simple: Cooking, pasteurizing, irradiating, freezing, and the adding of chemicals—denatures food, period. (This includes the processing of “nutritional supplements.”) Once food is denatured, it is vastly inferior from a nutritional perspective. “The following analogy applies to many nutrients, including fats and minerals that are destroyed by cooking and other food-treatments: Clay is malleable, pliable, and able to foster growth of bacteria and plants. When fired, clay becomes hardened and life-deprived. When cooked, nutrients in food become hardened and life-deprived.”(2)

Thus, the processing and subsequent consumption of our once fresh, raw foods—whether we are dealing with meat, vegetables, dairy products, or what have you—inevitably leads to disease in two all-encompassing ways:

1. Consuming cooked foods weakens the body via the creation and buildup of toxic residues.
2. But perhaps more profoundly, cooked foods simply do not contain the adequate nutritional value needed for our bodies to mitigate the rampant ground, water and air pollution that we face every day. Without the right kinds of live, raw nutrition present to deal with that pollution, our bodies become collectors of it.

The two factors above lead to the diseases of today: diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease and countless others. What it boils down to is that raw foods are more bio-available. In fact, the nutrients in the ideal raw foods are 100% bioavailable. Meaning: All of the nutrients are utilizable. They have more life to offer, more energy…more “value,” if you will. That said, it could be suggested that, relatively speaking, where chronic disease is present, overall food value has been low.

So just what are we getting into here? Right about now, your mind is probably asking one or both of these two questions:

1. Is this about Vegetarianism? And/or…
2. What about germs & bacteria?

Both are very reasonable trains of thought. For now, I’ll simply address question #1: This article is absolutely not about vegetarianism. Yup, we’re taking about raw meat, with no exceptions. Question #2 will be addressed a bit later.

PART 2:

Raw Meat

First, let’s briefly discuss the consumption of meat, in general. It has been found that we—as a species—have the digestive juices most resembling that of a carnivore’s. It is a scientific fact that we—as a species—do not have the intestines or gizzards of herbivores. “Our Intestines are 2 ½ times shorter than most herbivores. We have only one stomach, while herbivores have 2-4 stomachs. Herbivores have nearly 60,000 times more enzymes than we have to disassemble cellulose (plant fiber) to obtain the fat and proteins from vegetation and grain. Vegetable fiber passes through an herbivore’s digestive system in about 48 hours. In our digestive tracts, vegetables complete their journey in 24 hours. Only a fraction of the cellulose is digested. Sixty-five percent of the protein and fat are undigested.”(2)

You see, it seems that humans are designed to eat meat. This observation is not made to discredit any ethical or moral argument. It is simply an observation of scientific fact. And, that said, we can choose from there. Yet, if our agenda is indeed optimal physical health (as defined above), then eating meat takes on a new degree of relevance.

The myth of “the Germ:”

The most obvious concern with raw meat consumption is the scare of food poisoning by way of “the germ.” Again, a reasonable concern. But just what is this villain? Think about it for a moment. We’re talking about bacteria, right? Unfortunately, there is big money to be made in “Germ Warfare.” Which means it is very profitable for the conventional medical/pharmaceutical establishment to have the masses believe that bacteria (and other so-called “germs,” such as virus and fungus), are the creators and causes of all manner of illness. Quite literally, the opposite is true. And, I’ll not only offer a bit of research, but also some of my own practical application and experience to prove that to you…once and for all.

Excerpted from Vonderplanitz’s book, The Recipe for Living Without Disease, consider the following passage about Louis Pasteur and Dr. Antoine Bechamp’s conflicting contentions about microbes and disease…

In the 1870’s, Louis Pasteur proved that heat-processing slowed food spoilage and lengthened the shelf life of mold-damaged wine. He saved vineyard owners from financial loss and ruin, but he condemned wine drinkers to seasons of toxic wine produced from unhealthy crops of grapes.

Pasteur presumed that fungus and bacteria caused disease. He failed to realize that an unhealthy crop succumbed to fungus and molds. Rather than looking to enrich the soil to generate healthy grapes, he attacked the fungus and mold that were symptoms of the unhealthy crop. Diseases, he surmised, originate from constant types of microbes attacking the body from outside.

Contrary to Pasteur, his contemporary, Dr. Antoine Bechamp, 1816-1908, claimed that disease originates from within the body because of the destruction of cellular integrity by toxic food and pollution. He contended that all microbes were beneficial, some for cleansing, some for maintenance and others for regeneration, but that none were responsible for causing disease.

I suppose that because we are a warring society, we ignored Bechamp and embraced Pasteur. Maybe it was easier for us to believe that we could recognize and battle invading forces rather than consider changing our life styles. Regardless, modern medicine’s justification for microbial wars is based on speculation, fear and pseudoscience.

Louis Pasteur made the “germ theory” famous but he killed it on his deathbed. Many reports said that some of his dying words were:

Pathogens are not the problem. The environment in which and on which pathogens feed is the problem of disease.

That means that the cause of disease is the quality of our air, food and all substances with which we come in contact.(2)

Essentially, what this all means is that the advertised contention of the conventional modern-medical machine that microbes cause disease by attacking the body from the outside is motivated absolutely by profit margins—not by science, nor a promise of health and wellness. You see, if suddenly we were all generally and independently well, an enormous economic flux would quickly ensue.

The reality here, is that bacteria are essential for digestion, as it has been found that 80-90% of digestion is bacterial!(4) And yet, modern medicine continues to wage a war on them!

But perhaps a more profound consideration is this: Bacteria, fungus, virus and others act as the body’s janitors. And let’s REALLY GET THIS POINT HERE… These little creatures CLEAN HOUSE. They perform the vital task of removing dead and toxic garbage from the body via colds, flus, and the like. They are symbionts, working with us—not against us—for the mutual benefit and betterment of the organism as a whole…our body. “They appear as a response, not as the cause. ‘Pathogens’ respond to decay within the body, reversing or preventing disease that is more serious. They are the first stage of the cure, the cleansing stage. Eliminating pathogens, such as salmonella, campylobacter and E. coli, and parasites forces decaying tissue to remain in the body, endangering the inner body environment. Our bodies gradually get sicker.”(2)

To blame these little critters for creating some kind of disease could be likened to this analogy: When I was a kid in school, every now and then a student would get sick and, unable to reach the restroom in time, would inevitably vomit in the hallway. Well, shortly thereafter, we would all hear that familiar “ding” noise over the PA, which was a signal to the janitor to come and clean the mess. Basically, blaming microbes for disease in the body would be like coming out into that hallway, and upon observing that janitor cleaning the mess, promptly blaming him for it. It quite literally makes no sense.

But, like most things in life, the proof is in the pudding. So here’s your proof: I’ve been involved with this brand of raw fooding for over six years now. Part of my own personal journey toward optimum physical health has involved the consumption of what I like to call raw “cultured” meat as a natural and powerfully effective probiotic. Let me be frank with you about what this means: I regularly consume carefully, intentionally rotted-raw meats (also known as “High Meat”), as a potent means to build and maintain a healthy bacterial flora in my body. This has involved the consumption of 9-month-old raw high-chicken, and my current batch of 2 ½ -YEAR-old raw high-beef. Never, let me repeat, never have I experienced any type of food poisoning…only the benefit of cleaner, clearer digestion and a more clearly focused mind.

A quick word about Food-Poisoning:

What it boils down to is, “the belief that raw food causes bacterial food-poisoning is nonscientific myth and hysteria. All epidemic food-poisoning that has occurred was caused by bacteria feeding on cooked food. The bacteria feeding on cooked and/or chemically treated food develops disease and mutates. The mutant/diseased bacteria excrete volatile toxins that cause poisoning…”(1) Thus, with a sense of irony, it seems that even bacteria get sick when they eat cooked food.

How does it taste?

So, all emotion and squeamishness aside, it makes sense, does it not? Being 100% bioavailable, raw meat provides awesome, live nutrition with which the body can thwart disease and build robust health. Yet, at the end of the day, perhaps the biggest concern is taste…right? I can say with great confidence that there are endless recipe options specifically for raw meat eaters, that when combined with appropriate/natural marination, offer delicious flavor and pleasant texture. (For more information about the consumption of raw meat, raw meat recipes, as well as more information on germ theory, see references 1 and 2 below.)

PART 3:

Raw Fat

The low-fat craze that has seemed to endure for so long is founded in nothing connected to the reality of optimal physical health. In this man’s humble opinion, this notion—that fat is generally unhealthy—is once again, nothing more than a product of stigma, marketing and economy…nothing more.

Raw fats—such as those found in raw dairy (butter, cream, milk, cheese), raw meats, raw eggs, and raw avocados—are absolutely essential to optimal physical health. Above all, on our highly polluted planet, raw fats are the primary macronutrient that protects us from toxicity by binding with—and escorting—toxins from the body. “In an ideal healthy world, we would not need such an abundance of fat. In our civilized, polluted, disease-ridden world, we need an abundance of fat.”(2)
Fats also lubricate the body and provide an efficient source of energy. For this, and other reasons, raw fat is arguably the most important nutrient—the most necessary nutrient—that we consume.

A quick word about Raw Dairy:

The debate about dairy has gone on long enough. The only debate that really needs to take place concerns dairy processing. Once again, the equation is simple: UNprocessed, NON-homogenized, NON-pasteurized milk, cream, cheese, and butter from healthy cows provides profound, vital nutrition with which the human body can strengthen, fuel, protect and rejuvenate itself (with rare exceptions to those who are sensitive to even raw dairy). I was unable to drink pasteurized milk when I was young. It would upset my digestive system, sometimes sending me urgently to the restroom. Now, years later, I consume gallons of whole, full-fat, organic, raw milk every month, experiencing only an increasingly hardy brand of health. (For more information about the consumption of raw fats and dairy, see references 1 & 2 below.)

PART 4:

Raw Vegetable Juice

Eating whole, raw vegetables on a primarily cooked-food diet has been found to prevent constipation by countering the putrefaction that can occur with cooked foods in our digestive tract. That said, as stated in Part 1, we simply do not have the kind of digestive system that can make good, efficient use of plant-based food. Furthermore, on a raw diet, frequent consumption of raw vegetables hinders the body’s digestive abilities by creating an over-alkaline state.

Therefore, the best way to receive/supplement the beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals from vegetation is via juicing. Juicing has become necessary in regards to achieving optimal physical health because these nutrients are often lost or damaged in foods due to depleted soils and food transport, as well as being drained from our bodies after years of eating cooked foods.

I consume roughly 16 ounces of vegetable juice daily, first thing in the morning. On days when I don’t consume the juice, I notice fluctuations in what is normally smooth and consistent energy. (For more information on vegetable juicing, as well as specifics on what/how to juice, please see references 1 & 2 below.)

PART 5:

Water

Raw fooding in the manner described in this article naturally hydrates the body because, “raw food contains from 55% to 92% H20 that is 92-100% cellularly utilizable. Water that is not in raw food has no active ions, electrolytes nor minerals bound with nutrients. It must have all 3 properties or it is only 10% cellularly utilizable.”(2) In terms of optimal physical health, eating/consuming raw foods like raw milk, raw vegetable juices and raw tomatoes provide the fats, minerals, enzymes, vitamins and electrolytes that the body needs in order to hydrate properly.

Furthermore, in cases of severe thirst, raw fats like raw butter/cream have been found to be very effective; suggesting that, “rather than dehydrated, we are delipidated. That means we are deficient in the raw fats that can properly lubricate us. Our thirst is more for raw fat than for H2O.”(2) Remember what was said in Section 3: “…raw fat is arguably the most important nutrient—the most necessary nutrient—that we consume.” (For more information on water and hydration, as well as hydration formula recipes, please see references 1 & 2 below.)

CONCLUSION:

A Nutritional Revolution

Why hasn’t EVERYONE heard about this!?

This question alone could have an article many times this size dedicated to it. The simple answer is: Follow the money. If everyone on the planet suddenly embraced their health in this radically independent manner, the economies of the conventional medical establishment, the current healthcare systems, the pharmaceutical companies, and others…would collapse, quickly. Those financial interests are being protected by not revealing this kind of healthcare information to the masses. Combine that with the knowledge that most medical doctors have studied only 0-16 hours of nutrition in their medical schooling(2), and the picture that’s painted quickly becomes one of self-reliance.

But here’s the good news: Now, you know.

Anything is possible:

What this nutritional revolution seems to be suggesting is this: Generally speaking, there may be no diseases by conventional standards (i.e. occurring by way of random, chaotic chance, or poor genes). Perhaps, there are only the consequences of a certain series of choices. And, that said, my own education as well as over six years of practical application with this nutritional technology has led me to believe, quite literally, that anything is possible—anything can be healed.

Prior to passing away this past August, nutritional pioneer, Aajonus Vonderplanitz had absolutely incredible success treating terminal cancer patients (and so many other serious, chronic illnesses), with nothing more than raw foods. His success rate with all but two types of cancer was around 90%! That’s correct, I said 90%! That means no pills, no shots, no supplements, no radiation…just raw whole foods, in the right combinations and quantities, as generally described in his two books shown as references 1 and 2 below.

Imagine the implications that a diet this rich in fresh, live, energy-giving, disease-thwarting nutrients could have on one’s average workday, or on an athlete’s performance, or on someone’s fitness goals, or on our ability to be involved parents and partners! The implications are endless, and limited only by the choices we make.

In over six years of this style of “extreme” raw fooding I’ve eliminated my hay fever allergy, vastly improved my eyesight, naturally dissolved a tumor in my left leg, seen the end of seasonal depression, resolved my chronic low back pain, and experienced an increase in my mental focus so profound that I’ve been able to write and self-publish 3 books (working on a 4th now), self-record/produce 3 musical albums, perform in front of hundreds, launch and maintain a website, travel across the world, and do it all while, at times, working as much as 60-80 hours/week. People…this is real.

On a quick side note, it’s crucial to mention that consuming raw foods that are also organic (or better), greatly supports our journey toward optimal physical health because they are typically produced without the use of many chemicals that cause great toxicity/disease in the body (pesticides, herbicides, etc.).

Finally, it should also be noted that this article represents an extremely over-simplified version of the full raw-food picture. The references below represent over 40 years of study and application. For anyone interested in the version of optimal physical health portrayed in this article—I highly recommend the two books below (references 1 and 2), as a great starting point.

REFERENCES & RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

1. Vonderplanitz, A. (2005). We Want to Live—The Primal Diet (Expanded and revised in 2005). Los Angeles, CA: Carnelian Bay Castle Press, LLC. Pg. 229-30.
2. Vonderplanitz, A. (2002). The Recipe for Living Without Disease. Los Angeles, CA: Carnelian Bay Castle Press, LLC. Pg. 21, 34, 35, 151, 156, 162-3, 164, 179.
3. Vonderplanitz, A. (2 May 2009) Live Lecture.
4. Vonderplanitz, A. (24 April 2010) Live Lecture.
5. Aajonus Vonderplanitz’s website: www.WeWant2Live.com


Noah James Hittner is an independent Author and Musician from rural Wisconsin who has appeared on both radio and network television. His books and music inspire the mind and warm the heart. To contact Noah, or explore more of his work, visit: www.NoahJamesHittner.com.

Busted: 6 Modern Nutritional Myths

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Nutritional myths are still in large supply, even in today’s scientific age where so many things can be observed, tested and experimented upon. It seems we are still learning the basics of health and nutrition. Once a (false) idea gains traction in people’s heads, it can be very hard to remove, and gets propagated by repetition without investigation. Watch out for the 6 modern nutritional myths blow, which may be affecting your dietary and food shopping choices.

Nutritional Myths #1: Fish Oil Supplements Are Good For You

The idea that fish oil supplementation is good for you is an entrenched modern nutritional myth.

The idea that fish oil supplementation is good for you is an entrenched modern nutritional myth.

Omega 3 fats have been all the rage for awhile. This is understandable, since they do offer health benefits for your heart and brain, and prevent inflammation and diseases like arthritis, Crohn’s, ADHD and cancer. However, as I covered in the article The Ideal Ratio of Omega 6:3 Fats – And How Both Can Stop Cancer, omega 6 fats play a far more important role in the body. Health expert Professor Brian Peskin coined a new term regarding this issue: “Parent Essential Oils” or PEOs, which describe the 2 true essential fatty acids which are the foundations of the others (linoleic acid – LA – omega 6 and alpha-linoleic acid – ALA – omega 3). Too many omega 3s distort the best ratio of omega 6:3, which is around 10:1.

In light of this, people need to be wary of fish oil supplements. Omega 3 rich fish oil is extremely reactive, and quickly goes rancid (this is not surprising, given it used to be in the body of fish at cold ocean temperatures, rather than at room temperature on land). The human body is composed of far, far more omega 6 fats than omega 3 fats. It is more beneficial to focus on getting high quality omega 6 fats (e.g. cold-pressed olive oil) – not hydrogenated fats or trans fats – and getting omega 3s naturally in your diet by eating chia seeds, hemp seeds/oil, flax seeds/oil and fish, without any supplementation.

Nutritional Myths #2: Everyone Must Avoid Gluten At All Costs

Gluten has everyone scared, but in the large majority of cases, a little is not going cause any problem whatsoever.

Gluten has everyone scared, but in the large majority of cases, a little is not going cause any problem whatsoever.

The gluten-free movement has reached all corners of the world. It is now a pervasive nutritional myth that gluten must be avoided at all costs by everyone. However, for the overwhelming majority of people, a little gluten is not going to cause any problems. As I covered in more depth in the article Gluten-Free: “Fad” or Not? Studies Suggest Most Gluten Sensitivity Is Imagined, people are throwing the baby out with the bathwater by demonizing wheat. The problem isn’t wheat itself, but rather the fact that most non-organic wheat is doused with Monsanto’s carcinogenic glyphosate before harvest, and also that most people are eating refined, processed wheat, rather than organic whole wheat in a form like sourdough bread.

Nutritional Myths #3: The Paleo Diet is the Best Diet

The Paleo Diet, to its detriment, excludes complex carbohydrates / whole grains from its protocol. It’s also a meat-based not a plant-based diet – not good for longevity.

The Paleo Diet, to its detriment, excludes complex carbohydrates / whole grains from its protocol. It’s also a meat-based not a plant-based diet – not good for longevity.

While the Paleo Diet (which includes meat, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, and excludes grains, legumes and dairy) may offer benefits to some, especially to those who seem to thrive on eating meat, it has some major drawbacks. Centering the diet on animal products rather than plants means you’re going to be giving your body a whole lot of fat and protein – probably more than you need – all the while contributing to the problem of 150 billion animal deaths per year. Many of the healthiest cultures in the world, including those whose members have the greatest longevity, use plant-based not animal-based diets. Additionally, the Paleo Diet rejects healthy complex carbohydrates (in the form of whole grains) from its protocol. Complex carbohydrates offer many health benefits, offering the body a slow and steady source of energy. This means nutritious foods like brown rice, oats, whole wheat and others are excluded. As this article states:

“The foods that Paleo enthusiasts object to have been staples of the human diet for millennia. The modern epidemic of diet and lifestyle-related disease, on the other hand, has emerged within the last hundred years. Perhaps the problem isn’t that we started eating dairy and wheat, but that we started making Cheetos and Frosted Flakes out of them.”

Nutritional Myths #4: Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Are Bad For You

Saturated fat in moderate amounts is actually good for you and necessary for good health. Likewise, cholesterol is an important fat molecule in the body which performs a variety of functions.

Saturated fat in moderate amounts is actually good for you and necessary for good health. Likewise, cholesterol is an important fat molecule in the body which performs a variety of functions.

Ever since the chemical companies started branching out their activities to get into food production, there has been a conspiracy afoot to convince people to choose adulterated trans fat products like margarine (“plastic fats”) instead of natural saturated fat products (like butter). As I covered in the article Plastic Oils vs. Saturated Fats: Busting the Propaganda, Dr. Ancel Keys was the “scientific expert” used to brainwash the public into thinking that saturated fat caused heart disease.

Saturated fat is a crucial component of our body. It is essential to animal life. It forms 60% of our brains, coats and protects our organs, traps toxins, keeps us warm, provides a stored supply of energy for hard times and yields a steady source of energy (with more calories per gram) than proteins or carbohydrates. Likewise, cholesterol is a essential fat molecule which is synthesized by all animals. It is a crucial structural component of our cells, helping with respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, creating vitamin D and forming part of the healing mechanism of the body.

Nutritional Myths #5: Calcium Supplements Are Good For You

Calcium supplements are normally made from inorganic (non-food based) calcium, such as from rocks or fossils. Putting that stuff in your body is toxic!

Calcium supplements are normally made from inorganic (non-food based) calcium, such as from rocks or fossils. Putting that stuff in your body is toxic!

Another pervasive nutritional myth is that calcium supplements are good for you. Almost all calcium supplements on the market are not derived from food (organic), but rather are made from inorganic forms of calcium, meaning rocks, dirt, bones and other fossilized material. The human body was not designed to digest and assimilate this stuff. By ingesting inorganic calcium supplements, you are actually increasing the likelihood of calcification in your body, which is a precursor to death.

Dirt, rocks, ground minerals and inorganic matter are not good for the human body to ingest. We need to eat organic matter. We need to eat plants which have already eaten inorganic matter and transformed it. We need to feed minerals to our plants and then eat the plants.

Nutritional Myths #6: Synthetic Supplements are Just as Good as Natural, Food-Derived Supplements

The Big-Pharma sponsored nutritional myth: there’s no difference between synthetic and natural forms of vitamins or supplements. Which would you prefer?

The Big-Pharma sponsored nutritional myth: there’s no difference between synthetic and natural forms of vitamins or supplements. Which would you prefer?

Finally, the last of the modern nutritional myths to be looked at here is the notion that synthetic nutrients made in a lab are just as good for you as natural, food-derived nutrients. Did you know that around 99% of vitamins on the market are synthetic? Corporations deceptively claim their synthetic supplements are “natural” when in fact they are petroleum (coal tar) derivatives processed with hydrochloric acid, acetone or even formaldehyde (for more on the background to this read Western Medicine is Rockefeller Medicine – All The Way). Many synthetic vitamins are derived from corn, processed with acetone, isolated and made crystalline. As outlined above, other supplements (such as calcium) are nothing more than ground-up rocks with added acid and very harmful to the body. Just as sodium fluoride is industrial waste from the aluminum mining industry, so do many other industrial waste ingredients end up in synthetic vitamins.

Synthetic vitamins were only developed because they were cheaper and easier to standardize; they can’t compare to the bioavailability of natural vitamins derived from living whole foods, which are far superior. Natural vitamins derived from food contain the cofactors necessary for the body to recognize the vitamin as food, and to properly digest and assimilate it, whereas synthetic vitamins lack these cofactors. Synthetic vitamins, in the long run, promote the deficiency they are trying to correct, by robbing the body of other nutrients.

Conclusion: Make Health and Nutrition Choices Based on Sound Principles

One way to navigate through all the conflicting health information is to make nutrition choices based on sound principles, which can act as solid guidelines and beacons when you are confronted with all sorts of varying opinions. Here are 3 which work well:

The best and healthiest food comes from a farm or field, not from a factory. Do you want to eat plastic food or plastic oils? Avoid any synthetic ingredient or supplement, period.

Eat food in its whole form as much as possible. So much of our food is overly processed and refined. Important nutrients and phytochemicals get stripped away in the process, transforming food that was once healthy (e.g. whole wheat, sugar cane juice) into junk food (white flour-laden breads and pastries crammed with sugar). Nature has its own wisdom. Sometimes a plant contains certain nutrients to counterbalance other nutrients which are present; if you isolate and separate components, you will miss this balancing effect and end up causing imbalance (disease) in your body.

Eat food in its raw form as much as possible. The raw food diet is not for everyone, but nonetheless, almost everyone can benefit from including more raw and fermented foods in their diet. It connects you more closely with Nature and offers the biggest range of vitamins and other cofactors in food untouched by processing or heat. Remember, the bacterial cells in our body outnumber the human cells at a ratio of around 10:1. Eating raw and fermented food introduces micro biomes (bacterial flora) into your system to help achieve the best balance for optimal health.

 

Sources:

http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/omega-6-3-cancer-cure-preventer/

http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/gluten-free-fad-or-not/

http://www.adaptt.org/killcounter.html

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/78/3/526S.long

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/pros-and-cons-of-the-paleo-diet

http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/western-medicine-rockefeller-medicine/

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8hTFdSJOUM


Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

Is Vitamin C Really As Effective As Exercise?

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Exercise is an inexpensive, natural preventative approach that you can implement into your daily schedule at your own pace. Hundreds of health benefits are associated with physical activity, ranging from weight loss to mood support. Even if you are eating a 100% organic, raw vegan diet, without exercise you’re missing an integral piece of the puzzle. A recent study presented at the American Physiological Society Conference is suggesting that taking vitamin C could promote similar heart effects as seen with exercise. [1] Those that shun exercise, however, may want to hold off their rejoicing.

Is Vitamin C as Effective as Exercise?

While certainly optimistic, the recent research comparing vitamin C supplementation to the benefits received from exercise are by no means conclusive. Researchers showed that while vitamin C could produce some cardiovascular benefits that are seen during and after exercise, it doesn’t offer the same metabolism-boosting, mind-supporting, and immune-boosting benefits that physical activity provides. Yes, vitamin C may produce these effects to some degree, but it’s exercise that shows a more noticeable shift toward these benefits. In fact, the combination of exercise plus a healthy diet maximizes the positive health effects.

Since this study merely looked at a single marker responsible for vascular health in obese people, it doesn’t show the wide-ranging metabolic benefits associated with vitamin C supplementation. Therefore, it’s highly unlikely that vitamin C can produce substantial weight loss benefits as seen in exercise, nor should vitamin C be seen as a substitute for physical activity. Researchers also didn’t examine the effects of vitamin C on blood pressure or cholesterol, two things that are naturally regulated by exercise. [2] Vitamin supplementation is a great insurance plan for your health but should never be seen as a replacement for anything a healthy diet and exercise routine can provide.

The Best Exercises for Heart Health

All exercise that increases your heart rate is going to benefit heart health, but walking, sprinting, and yoga are excellent heart-strengthening exercises you can enjoy regardless of your fitness level. Stress reduction is another “exercise” that you should practice daily in order to reap benefits for heart health. Since stress impacts the heart dramatically, it’s important to practice meditation or any other stress-management technique. Also, be sure you’re getting plenty of sleep and are exercising out in the sun to gain vitamin D-producing benefits. Vitamin D is another excellent vitamin that may protect the heart.

What are your thoughts about using supplements as a replacement for exercise and/or a healthy lifestyle? Give us your two cents in the comments.

References:

  1. American Physiological Society. Vitamin C: The Exercise Replacement? The American Physiological Society Press Release.
  2. Fagard RH, Cornelissen VA. Effect of exercise on blood pressure control in hypertensive patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2007 Feb;14(1):12-7.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Neonicotinoid’s Devastating Effects Are Far More Reaching Than You May Know (VIDEO)

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Neonicotinoids, the pesticides linked to the mass die-off of bees, are now found in stream and well samples across the U.S.. These widely used pesticides aren’t just killing the bees and butterflies. They’re also killing insects, which are critical to the food chain. But what are they doing to us? U.S. regulatory agencies have set what they say are “safe” limits for neonic residues on our food, including baby foods. But as Scott Hoffman Black, executive director of The Xerces Society, points out, no one is studying the long-term, potentially carcinogenic effect, neonics have on humans.

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Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of The Xerces Society, speaks about the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment. “We believe because they’re so toxic, they’re so long-lived, they’re found inside plants but readily move into water, that we could really see big ecosystem changes because of these chemicals,” he says. He says that neonicotinoids, now found in stream and well samples across the United States, are not only affecting pollinators like bees and butterflies but killing insects — the underpinning of the food chain. And that affects birds, fish, and other wildlife. “The chemical companies are really running the show here,” Black says. He questions whether a chemical closely related to nicotine – a known carcinogen – should be so widely used on food crops until further safety studies are done. “It’s not just about the environment. It’s that we are not taking care of humans.”

 
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Good Medicine: Do As Much Nothing As Possible

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”The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible”

~ Samuel Shem, The House of God

Medicine is undergoing an existential crisis today. Its core value proposition – to help and not hurt — is failing to manifest. Patients are suffering. Doctors are suffering. The only exuberant party on the battlefield against disease is the pharmaceutical industry. An industry whose annual causalities far exceed the death total from our two decade long involvement in the Vietnam war.

The entire system is on the precipice of a collapse, if not for economic reasons alone, then certainly for ethical and intellectual ones. The irony is that the system has become so ineffective and dangerous that avoiding medical treatment (excluding perhaps emergency care) has become one of if not the best healthcare strategy you can implement to protect your health and well-being.

Nowhere is this clearer than in the realm of cancer. Over the past few decades, billions have been spent on screening asymptomatic populations to “prevent cancer,” with the result that millions have been assigned with questionable diagnoses (e.g.,”early stage-” or “stage zero-cancers”) and then shepherded into chemo, radiation and surgery treatments as if watchful waiting, or better yet, making significant nutritional and lifestyle modifications, would be a suicidal approach vis-à-vis the inexorability and presumed lethality of genetically-determined cancer.

We needn’t detail the misery this approach has produced, but suffice it to say that despite the industry’s claims of thousands of “lives saved” from the detection of “early cancers,” breast and prostate cancer specific mortality has at best stayed the same, and may have actually increased in some cases. In light of the fact that the financial costs of misapplied treatment in some cases is so high that the uninsured, their families, and society as a whole, face bankruptcy, the situation is dire indeed.

Even after the cat was let out of the bag in 2013, and a National Cancer Institute commissioned expert panel concluded that labeling screening detected lesions known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and high-grade intraepithelial neoplastic hyperplasia (HG-PIN) (colloquially labeled as “breast cancer” and “prostate cancer,” respectively) as carcinomas (“cancer”) is no longer justified. Instead they opted for redefining what were previously considered potentially lethal cancers as “benign or indolent lesions of epithelial origin.” Yet, you hear virtually no mention of this change anywhere. Tens of thousands are still being diagnosed with the same “cancers” and being cut, poisoned and burned, without informed consent.

The lack of acknowledgment and discussion about these tremendous diagnostic “errors” is less surprising when you consider that about 1.3 million U.S. women were wrongly treated for breast cancer in the past 30 years, with prostate and lung cancer representing two additional icebergs upon which the Titanic cancer industry is presently running itself aground upon, regardless of whether the medical establishment will accept responsibility. Ignoring the truth that millions suffered needlessly, it would seem, is less painful than admitting wrong, and dealing with the psychological and financial fallout that inevitably follows. But is it possible to stem the tide much longer against the inevitable transformations brewing?

If you check the pubmed.gov statistics, interest in “overtreatment” and “overdiagnosis” has grown exponentially from only a few decades ago, when the terms were rarely mentioned. A new editorial, titled,  “It Is Overtreatment, Not Overdiagnosis,” points out the real issue behind the epidemic of cancer overdiagnoses:

The most widely accepted definition of ”overdiagnosis” is ”diagnosing a person without symptoms with a disease that will (ultimately) never cause symptoms or death during the person’s lifetime” (2). It should not be confused with misdiagnosis or false-positive findings, which are completely different entities and outside the scope of this commentary. As the generally accepted definition encapsulates downstream effects (ie, ”would otherwise not go on to cause symptoms or death”, the real issue lies with ”overtreatment” of these accurate diagnoses rather than overdiagnosis itself.

Overtreament does not happen in a vacuum. The very industries that produce the treatments also create and supports the “awareness campaigns” that not only use fear to corral the population into screening, but also “pinkwash” away their true causes, i.e. breast cancer awareness month talks about needing a cure but not the causes right under our noses (i.e. carcinogens). Therefore, the more diagnoses that are generated, the more treatments will be “recommended,” resulting in greater revenue and profit – an economic growth model that itself can only be described as a malignant process at least as violent, if not more, than the disease it is claiming to treat and manage.

The editorial concluded:

“The effects of treating inconsequential lesions, rather than their diagnosis per se, result in increased morbidity and cost without added benefit. Society as a whole should strive to treat individuals who should be treated and not those who would not benefit. The 13th law of Shem, true in 1978, remains true today.”

Essentially, modern medicine has become our most Orwellian institution, with “detecting cancer early” the biomedical equivalent of the Thought Police detecting crime before it happens. The prognosticating itself,  is a highly toxic process (nocebo: e.g., “You have cancer and 6 months to live.”) that can contribute to evoking cancer-promoting physiological reactions, as well as inflicting real psychospiritual wounds that have been determined to dramatically increase the risk of heart-related deaths and suicides. Medicine has also adopted the metaphorics of another powerful global force: the military industrial complex, with the cancer “prevention” being equated to “striking first,” eerily similar to the Bush doctrine of preemptive war to secure peace. Here, the precautionary principle is co-opted and inverted from its true meaning. Instead of “doing no harm,” unnecessary medical intervention is considered the only non-violent solution even when the collateral damage is so great that the patient often dies from the violence of “treatment” with weapons-of-mass-destruction grade radioisotopes and chemicals and not the condition.

We need to completely rethink medicine’s role in healing. What happens when we return to the fundamentals of an entity – the human, soul and body together — whose self-healing capabilities are so powerful that even the suggestion through sugar pill or kind word of a health practitioner that a disease can attenuate or disappear actually causes significant improvement? What if given the right conditions – clean air, water, food and a healthy environment, physically and emotionally – the conditions for disease were suddenly removed, and replaced with an opposite environs promoting health? If medicine makes it through the birth process of its own existential crises, these principles will invoke an entirely new medical model where the placebo effect is not to be “controlled for,” but liberated and expanded by educating the patient to the fact that they can and do heal themselves, mainly by avoiding medical treatment and doing the right amount of nothing.


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.

Why Are So Many People Freaking Out About A Stock Market Crash In The Fall Of 2015?

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Is the stock market going to crash by the end of 2015?  Of course stock market crashes are already happening in 23 different nations around the planet, but most Americans don’t really care about those markets.  The truth is that what matters to people in this country is the health of their own stock portfolios and retirement accounts.  There are a lot of people out there that are very afraid of what could happen if the money that they have worked so hard to save gets wiped out in a sudden financial collapse.  And right now there is an unprecedented amount of buzz about the potential for a giant stock market crash by the end of this calendar year.  In fact, I don’t think that I have ever seen more experts come out with bold predictions that a stock market crash will happen within a very specific period of time.

The following is a sampling of some of the experts that have made very bold proclamations about the rest of this year over the past few weeks.  Many of these individuals are putting their credibility on the line by proclaiming that a stock market crash is just around the corner…

-Tom McClellan says that we are heading for an “ugly decline” and that there will be “nothing good for bulls for the rest of the year”

Tom McClellan loves doing what financial advisers tell you not to do. He tries to time the financial markets — to the exact day, if his charts align just right.

At the moment, they are telling him to be bullish on the stock market for all of his trading time frames, including those that trade every few days, weeks and months. But bulls should be ready to flee, as soon as this week.

That’s because McClellan said his timing models suggest “THE” top in stocks will be hit some time between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26. He expects “nothing good for the bulls for the rest of the year,” he said in a phone interview with MarketWatch.

McClellan doesn’t have a strong view on how far stocks could fall, just that it will probably be an “ugly decline” lasting into early 2016.

-Harry Dent recently stated that we are just “weeks away” from a “global financial collapse“.

-Gerald Celente says that “the global economy has collapsed” and he is “predicting that we are going to see a global stock market crash before the end of the year“.

-Larry Edelson insists that he is “100% confident” that a global financial crisis will be triggered “within the next few months”…

On October 7, 2015, the first economic supercycle since 1929 will trigger a global financial crisis of epic proportions. It will bring Europe, Japan and the United States to their knees, sending nearly one billion human beings on a roller-coaster ride through hell for the next five years. A ride like no generation has ever seen. I am 100% confident it will hit within the next few months.”

-Jeff Berwick, the editor of the Dollar Vigilante, says that there is “enough going on in September to have me incredibly curious and concerned about what’s going to happen“.

-Egon von Greyerz recently explained that he fears “that this coming September – October all hell will break loose in the world economy and markets“.

-Even the mainstream media is issuing ominous warnings now.  Just a few days ago, one of the most important newspapers in the entire world published a major story about the coming crisis under this headline: “Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control“.

-The Bank for International Settlements and the IMF have jumped on the prediction bandwagon as well.  The following comes from a recent piece by Brandon Smith

The BIS warns that the world is currently defenseless against the next market crisis. I would point out that the BIS has a record of predicting economic crashes, including back in 2007 just before the derivatives and credit crisis began. This ability to foresee fiscal disasters is far more likely due to the fact that the BIS is the dominant force in global central banking and is the cause of crisis, rather than merely a predictor of crisis. That is to say, it is easy to predict disasters you yourself are about to initiate.

It is no mistake that the warnings from the BIS and the IMF tend to come too little too late, or that they are beginning to compose cautionary press releases today that sound much like what alternative analysts were saying a few years ago. The goal of these globalist organizations is not to help people prepare, only to set themselves up as Johnny-come-lately prognosticators so that after a collapse they can claim they warned us all, which can then be used as a rationalization for why they are the best people to administrate the economies of the planet as a whole.

So why are so many prominent voices now warning that a global financial crisis is imminent?

The answer is actually very simple.

A global financial crisis is imminent.

Back on June 25th, I issued a red alert for the last six months of 2015 before any of these other guys issued their warnings.

When I first issued my alert, things were still seemingly very calm in the financial world, and a lot of people out there thought that I was nuts.

Well, here we are just a couple of months later and all hell is breaking loose.  23 global stock markets are crashing, the price of oil has been imploding, a new currency war has erupted, industrial commodities are plunging just like they did prior to the market crash of 2008, a full-blown financial crisis has gripped South America with fear, and junk bonds are sending some very ominous signals.

In the U.S., things are beginning to slowly unravel.  The Dow was down another 162 points on Wednesday, and overall we are now down almost 1000 points from the peak of the market.  At this point, it isn’t going to take much to push us into a bear market.

So enjoy what is left of August.

September is right around the corner, and if the experts that I mentioned above are correct, then it is likely to be one wild month.


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.

Suboptimal Nutrition Significantly Contributes To Epidemic Of Mental Illness (VIDEO)

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(The Real Agenda) The rates of psychiatric illness in children has doubled over the last five years. There has been a three-fold in ADHD, a twenty-fold increase in autism and a forty-fold increase in bipolar disorder.

There is no such a thing as cheap food. The price is always paid by someone else, and more often than not, it is paid by those who believe that cheap food is an option. Few people stop and think how much their health is worth, and most people only understand how valuable health is once they’ve lost it.

Study after study has shown that the western diet, composed of eating habits that include mostly cheap food, does not play any role in supporting good health. However, the same studies prove that a diet rich in organic, nutritionally charged foods is directly responsible for good health, disease prevention and even in the treatment of physical and mental health illnesses.

The ingestion and absorption of food rich in micro-nutrients has a dramatic role in promoting and maintaining good health. Dr. Julia Rucklidge is a clinical psychologist who has  dedicated over a decade of her life to the study of how micro-nutrients benefit health and help prevent mental disease.

What she and other experts have found is that when taken in significant amounts, vitamins and minerals not only treat mental disorders and in most cases are capable of curing conditions such as ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, anxiety, stress and PTSD.

The results of her research grew out of her desire to find out why poor children suffered from significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. What Ms. Rucklidge discovered is that conventional treatment only shows good results in the short term, but not in the long term.

People treated with dangerous pharmaceutical drugs only saw temporary improvement, while people treated through dietary supplements with high levels of raw micro-nutrients not only showed improvement in the short term, but also in the long term. Many of the subjects who participated in the studies even saw their mental disease disappear.

In the following presentation, Dr. Rucklidge explains how study after study continues to reinforce the idea that conventional medicine fails in the treatment of disease, especially mental disorders, while patients treated with micro-nutrients continue to get better.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

How Probiotics Affect Your Health

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Your gut is where digestion begins, it’s connected to your brain, and it’s at least 70% of your immune system. The bottom line — you can’t be healthy if your gut isn’t healthy. A diet free of refined sugar and artificial ingredients are part of the equation in promoting a healthy gut environment. Achieving a positive balance of bacteria is the other. Within your gut live colonies of friendly bacteria known as probiotics. When you have healthy, established colonies, it has positive effects on your health.

7 Ways Probiotics Affect Your Health

You’ve probably heard a lot about how probiotics help digestion. But probiotics, the bacteria that lives in your gut, affect much more than digestion. In fact, they have far-reaching effects for your health, and there are probably many more benefits to these good bacteria that we have yet to discover. Here’s a quick snapshot of 7 ways probiotics affect your health.

  1. Soothes IBS

Nothing’s worse than enjoying a delicious meal and suffering from bloating, gas, or abdominal pain. It turns out altered gut bacteria, or “microbiota,” contributes to several forms of IBS. [1] Probiotics corrects the balance of gut bacteria you need for proper digestion. A study of 1,793 IBS sufferers found those who regularly consumed probiotics experienced less pain and fewer IBS symptoms than those who didn’t supplement with the bacteria. [2] Bacteria like L. acidophilus and Bifidobacterium breve reduce the effects of digestive disorders like IBS, so make sure any probiotic you take contains these.

  1. Encourages a Balanced Mood

The food-mood connection is very real, and you’ve probably experienced this on some occasions. If you’re not getting the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and protein, your mood suffers. One study found those who took probiotics responded better to a ‘sad mood’ and were able to stay more positive. [3] Another found those who ate yogurt with live cultures experienced less anxiety and stress than those who ate conventional yogurts that don’t have them. [4] When buying yogurt, make sure it states it contains live cultures; if it doesn’t, don’t waste your time.

  1. Keeps your Brain Working Right

Your gastrointestinal tract and your brain are directly linked by the vagus nerve. When your gut isn’t working right, neither’s your brain. You need digestion to provide you essential fatty acids, B vitamins, and other minerals needed to keep your brain working right. Research does show probiotics could support focus, concentration, and even mental health, so be sure to incorporate this crucial supplement if you find you need help in these areas.

  1. Diabetes

Lactobacillus probiotic bacteria convert starches and sugars into usable energy. Studies show this reduces the impact of sugars and starches on your blood glucose levels, liver, and reduces your risk for developing metabolic syndrome. [5]

  1. Contributes to Healthy Skin

Your body has a few ways to expel wastes: through your lower digestive tract, your urinary tract, your breath, and your skin. Probiotics process many toxins that make their way into your digestive tract and help your body expel the ones already there. This allows your body to remove them through your lower GI tract than through the skin, as in the form of acne.

  1. Tempers Allergic Responses

Many allergies have been linked to digestive disorders and altered gut bacteria. Researchers have found kids who take probiotics experience allergic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, at a much reduced rate compared to those who don’t. [6] Lactobacillus proved very effective against atopic dermatitis in children ages 1-18, even four months after ending the probiotic regimen. [7] Eczema in babies and infants also showed improvement when mothers took probiotics in the final trimester of their pregnancies. [8]

  1. Protects Your Heart

Many probiotic bacteria produce vitamins we need to stay healthy, like biotin and vitamin B12. Vitamin K2 is another important one produced by bacteria in the colon. It’s essential for calcium distribution in the bones of your body. Low levels of K2 lead to calcification of the arteries and heart disease, so to keep your heart going strong, make sure you’re regularly eating probiotic-rich foods.

Your Health and Probiotics

You can get probiotics a couple of ways: through foods like yogurt, natto, sauerkraut, and from probiotic supplements. Of course, probiotics aren’t the only way to keep your digestive system happy and healthy. You can also try enzymes and periodic colon and liver cleansing.

References:

  1. Bennet SM1, Ohman L1, Simren M1. Gut microbiota as potential orchestrators of irritable bowel syndrome. Gut Liver. 2015 May 23;9(3):318-31. doi: 10.5009/gnl14344.
  2. Didari T1, Mozaffari S1, Nikfar S1. Abdollahi M1.Effectiveness of probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Mar 14;21(10):3072-84. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i10.3072.
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Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.