Need to Know – Updates

New GMO Labeling

July 11, 2016

Leave it to Washington to ignore the American people and then jump through hoops to satisfy Corporations.  The last 8 years have been the worst.  More crony capitalism and nepotism has occurred during this administration than any other I can recall.  Here is the most malicious and the most harmful threat to everyone who eats food of any kind… and yet the “sheep” sleep.

If more people do NOT get their craniums out of their rectums and open their eye lids we are ALL going to be harmed.  So grab your biggest stock pot and a big metal spoon and go out side banging it to wake your neighbors up.  This is our food supply we are trying to save not a bird or a tree this time. (Although “all life matters”, we cannot protect the environment if we ourselves are sick and malnourished.)

Below is an article written by a Mr. Brad Plummer at Vox.  I am sure Mr. Plummer had good intentions however he is not up to speed on the whole GMO – Politician – Monsanto connection and has reported some less than accurate statements in a written piece that is less than informative.  I have added some side bar comments and food for thought in {bold text} for your reading and thought provoking pleasure.  Here is his article (with added comments):

For months, Congress has been agonizing over what to do about labels for genetically modified foods. Various states have discussed labeling for years. But the issue suddenly gained urgency on July 1, when Vermont became the first state in the country to require GMO labels in grocery stores.

Many food manufacturers despised Vermont’s law; they’ve been pulling their products from the state’s shelves and lobbying Congress to stop the law. Their big complaint was that if states enact their own GMO labeling laws, it would create an unworkable “patchwork” of local rules. { Hey fellas, guess what?  That’s is what America was supposed to be.  A patchwork of united states, independent of each other and from the federal government.  People were free to choose the state to live that best fit their needs.  Since when did Big Corporations decide that a centralized- omnipotent- federal government worked best for them and that the Supreme LAW of the USA should be eviscerated and fundamentally changed to fit their needs not the people who were guaranteed life liberty and the pursuit of happiness under that Supreme LAW.}

Now the Senate is stepping in. {US Senate}On Thursday night, senators voted 63-30 to approve a bill that would preempt state laws like Vermont’s and replace them with a single national GMO labeling standard.  {  Wait a minute!  This does not concern interstate commerce since Food Inc has the right to not sell their goods in any State that they do not want to.  No one is forcing these food companies to pander their fake food in every State.  There is no law that mandates them to do so.  Therefore if a State passes a law that intimidates a company, that company can choose to either comply with the State law or simply stop peddling in that State. 
This fast-track Congressional action is about pure greed and malicious control.  The “sheep” are asleep.}

The Senate bill would require all food manufacturers to disclose any GM ingredients in their products. But there’s a twist: Companies could place a disclosure directly on the package. Or, if they think those labels too inflammatory, they could instead offer a digital QR code on the package that consumers would have to scan with their smartphones to get information on GM ingredients (something few people tend to do).  { The Alcohol, tobacco, plastic bag and hundreds of other industries have WARNING labels on their products – that people ignore- so why not FOOD?????}

The bill now needs approval from the House, where Republicans have already voted to block Vermont’s law but preferred a purely voluntary labeling law. The two chambers will need to hash out their differences. { Volunteer????  What publicly owned company will voluntarily warn people that their food products are dangerous to people’s health?  Can you say…”loophole” ? Can you say BS? We do not need to have Federal Control over every aspect of our lives!  Let the States do what their people want…that’s the freedom that founded this country and that’s the freedom that allows effective governance.  Besides Federal control over any aspect of our lives , or the States for that matter, is 100% illegal according to the Supreme laws of this country.  Don’t believe it?  Look it up… Google US Constitution and read the  reason why tyrannical governments cannot exist in a Republic like ours – we were never a democracy- we were and are a Republic (ruled by law). Propaganda and citizen ignorance has made us a Democracy -Mob Rule . When the media and the puppets in DC focus their PsychOps on busy, fearful people the result is people believe what they are told despite the fact that what they are being told is a well spun fabrication or half truths that stimulate or trigger reactionary emotions.  Know the Law of the land first then decide who should be elected based on what they are preaching. The whole beltway needs renovation and this election day is everyone’s chance to protect our children from transparent slavery}

Various industry groups are pleased with the Senate bill — since it eliminates the messy patchwork {Messy Patchwork? – Messy for who? What does messy mean?}— but others on both sides of this issue are displeased. Pro-labeling groups think the QR codes will be too easily ignored and say this will kill off opportunities for stricter labeling in the future. { not to mention that it is discriminatory towards the majority of people who either do not own a QR reading cell phone or are to poor to afford one.  I find it amazing that our president and congress are so blatantly discriminatory to allow such a concept to be entertained without publicly criticizing it as they so often do on other issues. I guess that the double standard that exists in the justice department is also alive and well in the land of equality and rights. What’s their solution going to be? Pay for a QR reading phone for every man, woman and child in the world (we do have tourism here) so that everyone can read the “warnings”?  And who exactly will pay for that?  Isn’t it cheaper to add a sentence to the label, one time, and run with it like they do when the Superbowl or the Olympics are in town?  DO NOT BELIEVE THE DEFICATION ABOUT “it’s too expensive to print new labels”.  Who would believe that load of manure?  Corporations need to take a bite of the chicken poop sandwich just like we always have to when congress and the whitehouse pass illegal laws like mandatory insurances and usury.  We no longer have elected officials in DC who protect us why should anyone else have the protection? We are the ones who PAY FOR IT ALL!!!! Whether it is on April 15th, at the pump, the meter, or the checkout counter… We pay for it ALL. Now that is either because we are stupid and weak or because we are submissive slaves or indentured servants.  Which is it?}

Opponents of labeling, meanwhile, argue that the whole issue is ridiculous, using food studies {funded by Monsanto and Food Inc.}as proven science and claiming that GM foods are just as safe to eat as regular foods. {Eating it (putting it into your open mouth) might be safe…but digesting it will sooner or later cause health problems equally harmful as smoking chemically treated tobacco or drinking chlorinated – fluorinated public water. Vague words (like eat) are a sure sign of deceit, more appropriately would be “consume”}

On the opposite side are those who argue that labels are completely unnecessary — an extra cost that offers no meaningful benefit. {No benefit to who?”} That includes the American Farm Bureau Federation, which points out  that there are no special health risks from genetic engineering. { Special health risks?  What exactly is a SPECIAL health risk? So what they are indirectly saying is that there are health risks but just no SPECIAL health risks.} It also includes some Republicans who are pushing for a purely voluntary standard nationwide that would preempt Vermont’s law.  {Can it get any clearer to you all reading this insanity?}

Another opponent, Jonathan Adler of Case Western University, argues that GMO labels could even be unconstitutional under the First Amendment, since any law that compels companies into speech usually has to be justified by a substantial public interest. On this view, a mere “right to know” doesn’t count. { Here’s a man who obviously wasted his life figuring out ways to manipulate and distort the clarity of the US Constitution to fit his master’s needs. Corporations are not people.  Mr. Alder needs to get out of his anti-America box or move to another country if he doesn’t like the Supreme Law of this land.  Do not change what made our country strong, ethical and free.  Because of our Constitution, millions of people from around the world flocked to our shores from the 1800s to the 1920s…not because we had McDonalds or WalMart or Wall Street or welfare…it was because of our Republic (not Democracy)and the powerful rule of law which protected people from tyranny and centralized government power. Look around you everyone…are we really better off now that people like Mr. Alder and our current gang of politicians transformed America?  All the hard data says NO we are not.}

The Senate bill, the result of an agreement forged between Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), includes the following provisions:

 All food manufacturers will be required to disclose whether they use genetically modified ingredients in the products they sell in grocery stores.
  • But those companies have a choice: They can either put a text statement or symbol directly on the food packaging itself indicating GM ingredients. Or, alternatively, they could include a digital QR code that customers would have to scan with their smartphone if they want to learn about GM ingredients.
  • Smaller companies will also have a fourth option: offering a phone number or URL on the package that consumers can access for more info.

{Are they kidding me???  What options will they pick….hummmm  let’s see……… The one that is most discreet or invisible would be my guess.}

Now what counts as a “genetically engineered ingredient”? Here’s where things get tricky. {Tricky?????  You mean slippery  or slimy.  Let’s see where this goes.}

What gets labeled: The bill defines “bioengineering” to include any food that contains genetic material developed through recombinant DNA techniques — that is, the process of transferring genes from one organism to another. These are traits that would not otherwise occur in nature or through conventional breeding.  { Shouldn’t the definition as to what should be considered a man-altered component (bioengineering) be – ANY ingredient or ingredient source which has been altered in any way what-so-ever and was not, or has not been, in existence prior to 1900.  See, we do not need a 500 page law… only a 27 word sentence.  Simple, understandable and it meets the public’s demand to know what they are buying and eating.  Restaurants, delis and eateries should also post such warnings on their menus if they care about their patrons.  I am sure menus are a tax deduction as is printing food labels… that is if they actually pay taxes to earn such a deduction.  Regardless of costs we are dealing in food safety and public health here. Maybe “slave’s lives do not matter” to the ruling class?  I propose that if the food has no label indicating the source structure of the ingredients, whether Non-GMO or GMO,  then just don’t buy it!  Our power lies in the cash register… let’s flex our muscles a little bit.  If they want to play games with words and symbols people should boycott their products. People will be healthier if they stop buying the toxic and nutrient dead plastic frankenfood.   After all, we do not need secretive, monopolizing, self serving global corporations to live a happy healthy life. Let the poison pushing megalomaniacs  get what they need from those that truly serve them… our ex-elected officials. November is around the corner! Is everyone ready to flush the DC toilet? Maybe we should vote for those that the media ignores? What ever happened to Ron Paul?  Google him and listen to his message. He simply wanted to restore the rule of law in the country}

In reality, bioengineering should apply to a great many products. After all, 90 percent of corn and soy grown in the United States has been genetically engineered for pest resistance or herbicide tolerance (or both). And some 95  percent of processed foods in our stores typically contain at least one ingredient made with GM crops, such as high-fructose corn syrup or soy lecithin.

In addition, 90 percent of brand named cheese in the US is made with genetically engineered rennet. (Food Inc. claims that scientists do this so that rennet doesn’t have to be harvested from the stomach lining of calves.) There are also a growing number of fruits and vegetables that have been genetically modified, such as disease-resistant papaya, apples and many of your favorite vegetables like sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini and beets. { see my Recent Post  and New Post pages for a more complete list of GMO crops and ingredients}

That said, there is a bit of ambiguity in the bill’s text. It technically says food has to “contain” modified genetic material, not simply come from a crop that’s been genetically modified. Why does that matter? Because many oils and sweeteners that come from GM crops no longer contain the specific modified DNA after they’ve been processed. The bill’s opponents worry those ingredients might be exempt. The bill’s backers, including Stabenow, say they won’t be. Ultimately, the US Department of Agriculture will have authority under the bill to decide this. {So why should we believe a high paid Monsanto crony like Stabenow who only wants the bill to pass and has no ability to assure that those ingredients are not exempt, that’s up to Monsanto’s USDA.  Once again people… look at the vagueness and slight of hand with the words they use when they slide around the issues.  These politicians are professional and chronic fabricators of deception.  That’s why the corporations appoint them via the unlimited campaign funding which was recently allowed ILLEGALLY by our supreme court, who by law is prohibited from writing law or legislating (Only Congress can legislate The supreme court follows and judges application of the laws) but somehow the supreme court seems to always bypass that major legal restriction without protest from the people, our elected officials  in congress and president (the other two branches in the balance of limited government power) . And still the “sheep” sleep.}

What’s exempted in the Senate Bill: The bill will not mandate labeling for any traits developed through RNA interference or through gene editing. {Gene editing???? How vague is that?} These newer genetic engineering techniques are becoming increasingly popular since they don’t always fall under existing regulations. (Take, for instance, this white button mushroom that had a gene silenced via CRISPR to prevent browning.) {a silenced gene???}The USDA says it does, however, have the authority to label such foods if deemed necessary.   { What a joke!!!!  Is it obvious to you yet that they really do not want us to know what is in our food.  Think “Soylent Green”. Having authority to do something is not the same as doing. I find it quite amusing  how the media mouth pieces for the federal puppets use semantics and duplicity!  RNA interference, gene editing and silencing genes are O.K. but Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs) must be labeled as such….How dumb do they really think we are?   Altered is altered no mater how fancy or scientific the descriptive names may be.  Making things sound more or less than what they really are is the art that our public representative lawyers and media propaganda machine has mastered via psychological sciences, polls, studies and historical records from the spoils of war.  Buyer Beware}

The bill would also not require labeling for any animals raised on genetically engineered feed (such as soy or corn). And it excludes foods served in restaurants.  {Why not just exclude everything except canned snails and jars of pickled pig snouts. Or they might just say that they passed the comprehensive version of the bill and then never enforce it like they do with most of the other laws that regulate global corporations.}

In 2014, Vermont passed a law that would require various foods in the state’s grocery stores containing GM ingredients to be labeled as such — the first in the nation. That law went into effect on July 1, 2016. {First of all, 2014 was two years ago…Nothing like waiting until the last minute- that is when fast tracking is most effective and favors the corporations via media propaganda or the absence of any word at all. Was this reported on page one of the newspapers? Is it repeated every 20 minutes on the radio? Is this issue dissected and analyzed relentlessly on talk radio?  Where are those who tout themselves as “conservative” experts, or “progressive” intellects on this serious threat to the people in this country?  It is as though no one in media has a clue or their editors restrict such discussion.  Secondly, US produced GMO foods and/or GMO crops are banned in at least 17 countries…go figure.  If GMOs are safe then why did so many countries ban them? Maybe it was to protect the health and well being of their people and their environment. Do I have to move to Germany or France in order to find food freedom?}

Unlike the Senate bill, Vermont’s law exempted a whole slew of products, including cheese and various meat products. (Weirdly, any processed food that contained both a GM ingredient and meat was exempted under Vermont’s law; so a frozen cheese pizza might get labeled but a pepperoni pizza wouldn’t. The Senate bill would close this loophole.) But it still affected a huge portion of processed foods.  { See how government can take a perfectly simply concept, such as labeling GMO products, and turn it into a complex illogical and costly mess that serves the profiteers. Well at least the Vermont law shinned the light on the cockroaches in DC.  It made it easier  for us to see  and identify those elected/appointed officials  who thrive in the bowels of legislation and cronyism.   Pay attention to this issue and follow it like it was Luke and Laura’s wedding, the OJ Simpson trial and March Madness combined. I am sure even old Rumpelstiltskin would wake up for this one and be able to clearly see the corruption that the sleeping sheep have allowed in DC by voting with their ears and implanted emotional opinions, and not with their open logical minds.  Put those “smart phones” down, turn off CNN and pay attention.  You might learn something about your future… an inevitable future that social media wants you to ignore.}

That left food manufacturers with a choice. It’s not easy to make separate labels just for one state. {Why is it “not easy”?  Or are there more secrets that they do not want us to know about the food chain? Maybe they still print one label at a time and then a human affixes it to the carton and carries it to the truck that say’s “Vermont” on it. Come on now! Not easy to me means pushing your car, that ran out of gas on Interstate 64, from Callaghan, VA to Caldwell, WV.  or being a traditional heirloom organic farmer.  That’s not easy!} So companies could either add GMO labels to all of their products nationwide — as General Mills and Campbell’s Soup decided to do — or they could stop selling products in Vermont altogether. { That’s GREAT for the Green Mountain State… it will clearly reveal to those who shop in Vermont what products were unhealthy since they would no longer be available to buy and it would open up a great opportunity for small local food producers.  Wouldn’t it be great if that happened in all 50 States.  Stop selling us your toxic swill… please deprive us of your GMO experiments… PLEASE}

Many companies chose the latter, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi. According to the Northfield News, Price Chopper in Vermont said they would no longer be offering products such as “Del Monte fruits, some Hostess products … Sabra Hummus, some Heinz Ketchup, Sage Valley nuts, Bob Evans foods, Louisiana Fish Fry products, Sea Gold Seafood and some Starbucks products.”      { THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! What a blessing!}  Now we won’t need MEGA-SUPER MARKETS the size of a football field.  If any one out there has some investment capital I have some “grand slam” ideas and working models that would change they way we shop for food in the near future. Contact me via the “Ask a Question” form.

In the meantime, groups like the Grocery Manufacturers Association lobbied Congress to block Vermont’s law.  {Of course}

Suddenly, Congress could no longer ignore the issue. In March, Roberts tried to fast-track a bill through the Senate that would nullify Vermont’s law and make labeling purely voluntary nationwide. That was opposed by many Democrats and failed. So, more recently, Roberts worked across the aisle with Stabenow to arrive at a compromise{Now they fast track…10 years of the people demanding that GMOs be studied and kept out of the food chain -  that demand they ignored and merely patronized the public.  Food, Inc wants action and they get it -  FAST TRACK.  More double standards}

The new bill aims for a mushy middle ground. If it passes, there will be a single national standard and Vermont’s law will be void. Yet the digital QR code option gives food manufacturers the option of avoiding a glaring “contains GMOs” label on their packaging, which many feared would simply stigmatize a technology that poses no special risk to public health. { There is that SPECIAL health risk thing again. Does drinking leaded gasoline pose a special health risk or just a health risk?} (By contrast, many supporters of GMO labeling explicitly hope it will create a stigma around the technology.) {  If GMOs are safe to eat then why are manufactures so afraid of a glaring label that states CONTAINS GMOs.  With all the “scientific proof they claim to have supporting the safety of GMO food, you would think they would be proud of their products and not be fighting tooth and nail to block laws that force them to expose the truth.}

You can read Mr. Plummer’s full article at  http://www.vox.com/2016/7/7/12111346/gmo-labeling-bill-congress.  As for me, I am going to go weed an acre of sweet corn by hand.  Any volunteers?  Uh, yeah…I didn’t think so. 

Email your congressmen/women and tell them No exemptions, no options, no loopholes this time.  Simply label “Contains GMO ingredients” in clear and legible print. 

My slogan is    No Label – No Buy!

June 4, 2016

GMO  News- Vermont labeling law

 General Mills, Kellogg, Con Agra, and Mars will label Genetically Engineered Foods in the U.S.

March 24, 2016

Over the past week, four of the nation’s largest food manufacturers have announced that they will join Campbell’s in labeling genetically engineered foods sold in the United States to comply with Vermont’s upcoming GMO labeling law.

New GMO Labeling

Food giants General Mills, Kellogg, Con Agra, and Mars made their announcements after a bill to eliminate Vermont’s GMO labeling law failed to advance in the US Senate last Wednesday. Vermont’s labeling law, Act 120, is set to take effect on July 1st, 2016, and all four companies say that they will label their products in accordance with Vermont’s law. Campbell’s announced in January that they will be labeling all their products sold in the US and called for a national mandatory labeling standard. These announcements signal a momentous shift in the national conversation, and undercut industry talking points that labeling food would drive up costs to consumers.

General Mills U.S. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Harmerning stated, “We can’t label our products for only one state without significantly driving up costs for our consumers and we simply will not do that.

The result: consumers all over the U.S. will soon begin seeing words legislated by the state of Vermont on the labels of many of their favorite General Mills products”

In a statement on their website, Mars discussed their plans saying “In 2014, the state of Vermont passed a mandatory genetically modified (GM) ingredient labeling law that requires most human food products containing GM ingredients to include on-pack labeling as of July 2016. To comply with that law, Mars is introducing clear, on-pack labeling on our products that contain GM ingredients nationwide.”

On Monday Kellogg stated that they will comply with Vermont’s labeling law, and that some product labels nationwide will include the words “produced with genetic engineering”.[i] Con Agra followed suit with an announcement soon after. All four manufacturers called for Congress to act to pass a uniform national standard for GMO labeling when they return from recess in early April.

It is expected that Vermont’s labeling law will remain a front burner issue for the Senate as July 1st and Vermont’s labeling law draw closer.

 

DARK Act Rising…Again

When the US Senate defeated the then-current version of the DARK Act last March, we all knew the legislation would rise again. Big Biotech won’t give up, and Monsanto’s shills in the Senate are reportedly getting ready for another push—possibly within the next few weeks! Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is reportedly working with the biotech industry on a new round of legislation that would abolish the States’ attempts to address labeling requirements, including brave little Vermont’s first-in-the nation labeling law, set to go into effect in a couple of months. The new bill is said to be a rehash of the repeatedly-rebuffed DARK Act, and will leave the majority of U.S. consumers in the dark about the food we buy and feed to our families.We urge everyone to react pre-emptively—don’t wait. Remind your senators that we won’t back down on GMO labeling! You can find your senator’s contact information here:https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/getLocal.jsp Or you can sign and send a prepared letter here: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1837HYPERLINK “http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=10&d=84&mid=735668&m=755″0Let’s keep standing up to the bio-tech industry. Let them know we won’t be hoodwinked into giving up our right to know what’s in our food


Corporate Interests Scramble as Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law is about to launch

Recent legislation has begun chipping away at Vermont’s GMO labeling provisions in an attempt to undermine the wildly popular labeling law that is set to go in effect July 1st 2016. The legislation prevents the citizens right to sue over non compliance by grocers until July 2017, giving grocers one year to sell old, non labeled inventory without the possibility of backlash. The announcement was met with massive opposition by citizens who see this as no more than an attempt to undermine the hard work by the people of Vermont.

No rest in the fight to label

GMOs

May 2, 2016

A little over a week ago, proposals were made in the Vermont State House that would have opened up our GMO labeling law to several changes. Thanks to your calls, emails, and the work of our supporters, we were able to fight off the proposals that could have affected the law’s implementation! The budget does contain a provision that would delay a citizen’s ability to bring a lawsuit under Act 120 for one year, but it does nothing to stop the Attorney General from enforcing the law or push back the law’s start date. We will keep fighting in Vermont to make sure our law remains strong, and will let you know if we need more calls to fight back industry proposals.

Unfortunately, once again we need to turn our focus to Washington D.C., where corporate food lobbyists continue to try to pass legislation to preempt Vermont’s labeling law before it goes into effect on July 1st.

Big Food and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) are pushing a proposal to replace Vermont’s clear on-package labeling law with ineffective “QR Codes”. QR Codes are similar to bar codes and would require consumers to have a smart phone, the correct application, internet service and the time to scan each product and visit companies’ websites to find out if their food is genetically engineered. All of this to avoid putting clear labeling on food packages.

We are just months away from Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law going into effect, and we need your help to fight off this one last push from the big food lobby. Please take a minute and join our friends at the Center for Food Safety in calling on Senator Stabenow to say NO to a QR code compromise.

May 1, 2016

Did you ever notice how many people you see throughout your day are drinking some sort of commercial soft drink?

In the last 5 or so years more people have been choosing bottled commercial water or juice drinks instead (not much better) but there are still millions of people who are married to their soda.  I drank soda decades ago when growing up but it was more of a treat rather than a daily routine or habit. The soda back then was also made with real sugar and flavorings and cost about 23 cents for a bottle and a one brand had cocaine in the formula (go figure). I guess 23 cents a bottle was profitable enough for the store, the Soda Industry and Wall Street combined.

Today, if we carry on with the childhood food habits and cravings that we adopted  20, 30, or more years ago we are treading on thin ice with our health.  Do get me wrong, I know that the major damage to our environment from man made chemicals started long ago and that New Jersey was once called King Chemical where almost every toxic man made chemical at the time 1930s-1950s were either manufactured, stored or disposed of  somewhere in New Jersey. My point is that the food we were once sold was safer, cheaper and more nutritious than the food products that we are now limited to in the stores today. Walk in any super-market in the US and you will find aisles of choices and logos and packaging. To someone from a more caring and intelligent nation it might appear as though America is the land of plenty.  How wrong they are to think that.  What those individuals do not realize is that over the years the goliaths of Food, Inc. have bought up the smaller manufactures and organic companies that we grew up with so that today, even though there may be 40 different brands of cereals in Aisle 9 they are all dividedly owned by 3 or 4 food conglomerates (companies). In fact, after my initial look at this it appears as if the same conglomerates own most of the processed and frozen food companies the you see in the uprights and shelves.  So what seems like a competitive market place really is not that competitive at all.  Another observation I made is that the aisles with the most varied selection or volume of competitive choice options are the food products that are most harmful to your body and over all health. What a coincidence!  There are entire aisles devoted to things like snacks, cereal, soda, and bread. There are usually multiple aisles of canned and frozen pre-cooked or processed foods. Some store chains have stepped up a little and have increased the allotted floor space for produce but they are still selling you 7 to 15 day old dead food propped up by Genetic Modification, waxes, monosodium glutamate washes, specialty lighting, and dyes.  If you gather most of your nourishment from a national or multi-national food chain or large scale farm operation then you are not getting proper nutrition and more than likely you are starving from obesity.  Yes I said starving.  Most over weight people today are not obese due to eating too much nutrition they are obese and suffering from chronic illnesses due to malnutrition as a result of eating fake or dead food.  Our bodies are so resilient and strong that they can sustain your time on earth for 60 or 70 years on a diet of dead, toxic and artificial food compounds.  Imagine if you were feeding your body REAL FOOD what your lifespan could be, and I do not mean living to 80 or 90 in a bed or wheel chair or scooter.  I mean quality of life lifespan. Sadly though, most people over 50 these days are already suffering the effects of toxicity and malnutrition given to them by those who are being trusted to protect and care for our well being.  A long, long time ago when the US was predominately agrarian,  there was a saying used between friends that went something like this,  “what you don’t know won’t hurt you”.  That was fine when you were talking about marital improprieties or other dangers of hurt feelings but it is a very high risk to rely on the phrase in any social capacity today.  The more modern version of that saying  is, “What you do not know will eventually kill you.”  My preferred version of that is, “What you do not know will probably shorten your life”.  Which brings me to the main point,  in order for anyone to survive life in the transformed USA they must shed their cloaks of fear and masks of ignorance.  The status quo is wrong and using simple modern peer pressure via social media propaganda to sway you their way and oh boy is it working well!  You do not need cable TV more that nutrition.  You do not need an I-phone to provide good health.  You do need good health to enjoy your cable TV and to earn the money to pay for your monthly I-Phone bill.  If you put your cart in front of the horse you will surely end up going no where with all your stuff and the one year warranties.

We still have the freedom of choice when it comes to how we spend some of our money, I urge everyone to reconsider your priorities and try to resist the rushing current in the river of consumerism and gadgetry.   Those black holes will not only suck the money out of you it will also suck the life force.  We need fresh clean air and water and nutritious food before we (our minds and bodies) can  earn a dollar or spend a dollar on junk or services.   Eat to Live and Live to Learn.  Everything else is just icing on the sticky bun called life.

 

In closing for today, I want to address all those battling obesity and the suffering it brings with it.  I will leave you with some nutrition for your mind to ponder and consider.

1. If diet plans and products really worked people would loose pounds and no longer need the diet companies and the companys’ sales numbers would decline every year. (same is true with the Medical Health Care Industry and all corporations today). Corporations exist for only one legal reason…to make a profit.

2. If you want to loose weight and feel energized and healthy the only way to succeed is to first stop eating cheap fake food;  Secondly  eat REAL FOOD and make at least 53 percent of your daily consumed food raw and fresh. What will happen is instead of your body feeling malnourished and signaling for you to eat more -of the same processed dead food- your body will be nourished and the cravings for additional junk will diminish and you will eventually eat less since your body is being satisfied thus lowering your food bill as well, Thirdly, walk everywhere you can and walk somewhere everyday (exercise).  Unfortunately there is no quick fix for the harm that our government and corporations have ignorantly and selfishly imposed on you but remember you were born with a miraculous body system capable of amazing healing on it’s own.  The only thing it requires you to do is stop poisoning yourself and depriving your body of the basic nutrition it needs to take you anywhere and everywhere you want to go. The road may be rugged but it must be traveled in order for you to survive and thrive.  Winston Churchill once said  If you find yourself walking through Hell… keep walking.

 

Here are two more of my favorites.  I hope you find the strength and perseverance to succeed in your life goals and for those who’s root of infliction lies between their ears, I hope you find the words inspiring.

“Many people think that the point of life is to solve their problems and be happy. But happiness is usually a fleeting sensation, and you never get rid of problems. Your purpose in life may be to become more who you are and more engaged with the people and the life around you, to really live your life. That may sound obvious, yet many people spend their time avoiding life. They are afraid to let it flow through them, and so their vitality gets channeled into ambitions, addictions, and preoccupations that don’t give them anything worth having. A dark night, may appear, paradoxically, as a way to return to living. It pares life down to its essentials and helps you get a new start.”

-Thomas Moore

“The best way out is always through.”

 ―Robert Frost

Oh Yeah Baby!  Isn’t that the truth.

 

 

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October 13, 2015

I recently received some positive news from a concerned and alert citizen and

organic friend. We should all ride the wave of momentum and write our State

representatives demanding that glyphosate (Round-Up) be added to your State’s

own list of carcinogens and toxic chemicals and propose consideration to ban

it’s use on food crops.

Here’s the article he sent.

Monsanto Stunned – California Confirms ‘Roundup’ Will Be Labeled “Cancer Causing”

Monsanto was seemingly baffled by the decision to place cancer-causing glyphosate on the state’s list of nearly 800 toxic chemicals.

Monsanto herbicide to be sprayed on food crops. (Photo from the USDA via Wikimedia Commons)

Monsanto herbicide to be sprayed on food crops. (Photo from the USDA via Wikimedia Commons)

(ANTIMEDIA) Sacramento, CA — California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate — the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup — as known to cause cancer.

Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, its original name — chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed and published by the state. Chemicals also end up on the list if found to be carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — a branch of the World Health Organization.

In March, the IARC released a report that found glyphosate to be a “probable carcinogen.”

Besides the “convincing evidence” the herbicide can cause cancer in lab animals, the report also found:

“Case-control studies of occupational exposure in the U.S.A., Canada, and Sweden reported increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma that persisted after adjustments to other pesticides.”

California’s decision to place glyphosate on the toxic chemicals list is the first of its kind. As Dr. Nathan Donley of the Center for Biological Diversity said in an email to Ecowatch, “As far as I’m aware, this is the first regulatory agency within the U.S. to determine that glyphosate is a carcinogen. So this is a very big deal.”

Now that California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has filed its notice of intent to list glyphosate as a known cancer agent, the public will have until October 5th to comment. There are no restrictions on sale or use associated with the listing.

Monsanto was seemingly baffled by the decision to place cancer-causing glyphosate on the state’s list of nearly 800 toxic chemicals. Spokesperson for the massive company, Charla Lord, told Agri-Pulse that “glyphosate is an effective and valuable tool for farmers and other users, including many in the state of California. During the upcoming comment period, we will provide detailed scientific information to OEHHA about the safety of glyphosate and work to ensure that any potential listing will not affect glyphosate use or sales in California.”

Roundup is sprayed on crops around the world, particularly with Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready varieties — genetically engineered to tolerate large doses of the herbicide to facilitate blanket application without harming crops. Controversy has surrounded this practice for years — especially since it was found farmers increased use of Roundup, rather than lessened it, as Monsanto had claimed.

Less than a week after the WHO issued its report naming glyphosate carcinogenic, Monsanto called for a retraction — and still maintains that Roundup is safe when used as directed.

On Thursday, an appeals court in Lyon, France, upheld a 2012 ruling in favor of farmer Paul Francois, who claimed he had been chemically poisoned and suffered neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto’s weedkiller, Lasso. Not surprisingly, the agrichemical giant plans to take its appeal to the highest court in France.

It’s still too early to tell whether other states will follow California’s lead.

July 2015

Many of us know at least one person who has been diagnosed with some form of cancer ( 1 out of every 3 people will be diagnosed).  It is shocking to think that only 40 years ago, in America, that the news of someone having a cancer diagnosis was much less common. Well either the modern Illness Care Industrial Complex is over diagnosing cancer to inflate profits (insane greed), or There is something terribly wrong these days with the things that ALL of us eat, drink and breathe in order for 1 out of 3 people living in the US to succumb to an infliction that is curable and avoidable in nature.  The supporters and members of the Illness Care Industry want you to believe that the things that you drink, breathe and eat “cause cancer” (yet the government still allows these triggers to be sold to you),  that there is no real cure (even though there are mountains and centuries of proof that there is) and that if you are diagnosed with it …you will probably die without  the treatment that ONLY they can administer and which is allowed by LAW (yet their success rates are pathetically low and usually temporary at best.).   If their intentions were sincere and their commercialized opinions were backed by nature and the true biological knowledge of how the body works, they would have a different belief and motivation.  Imagine this scenario –  If we were only taught and told throughout or entire lives that the earth was flat by a handful of special interest groups controlling the information we are given who benefit from you believing such, only those who have traveled into space or air would know that the earth was not flat.  And if air and space travel was so expensive that only 10 percent of the population could afford such wisdom of true knowledge then what we would have is a society that  is doomed to live in ignorance and the fear that they may fall off the face of the earth if they ventured too far from home.

Those fortunate enough, curious enough and insightful enough to venture to the horizon would learn that the earth was not flat at all and that there were people living outside of the prison of ignorance called the USA.  Some of these fortunate adventurous individuals would probably just keep that knowledge to themselves for their own personal gain, others would probably get on a soap box or stand on the street corner and try to bring this news to the masses via the only way they financially could do so, and then others would probably try to educate and try to invite others to travel with them so that the mis-informed people could see for themselves the reality yet that would come with a price…the price of being ridiculed, chastised, persecuted, labeled and imprisoned by the entities who stand to loose the most if such knowledge became the popular belief of society.   I believe that this scenario reflects what is going on today in what those who profit from controlled ignorance call “Health Care”.

In honor of this month’s special reminder and celebration of a handful of visionaries and martyrs who risked exposing the tyranny that enslaved the colonies through a declaration of independence,  this month’s  updates are focused on exposing the  dissemination of misinformation from the tyrannical profiteers as well as expanding the horizons of knowledge for those who care enough about living a more healthy, independent and vibrant life.   I hope that this July 4th you reflect on the logical and true nature of life which brings you to the edge of the horizon of wisdom.

Let us begin ,,,,

The first video reveals the life long practice and experience of a 90 plus year old woman who reveals one of the most effective approaches  to sustaining health (real health care). I have found that the concepts of this content is on tract with the most effective and the scientific reality approach to life.   Take a good look at this amazing woman and remember that she is in her nineties. Her skin, her mental capacities and her eyes clearly demonstrate the power of knowledge, commitment and discipline. In all fairness, please keep in mind that the best approach to maintaining health includes the sound practice of  eating ” a little of everything”.

In the video below, Ms. Gerson is speaking of a focused approach of reversing the advanced stages of cancer which requires extreme measures and focused objectives.  The building and maintaining of an all ready healthy body is less restrictive and focused.  I intend to post additional videos subsequently  which offer smart practices which establish the avoidance of illness in your already somewhat healthy life.

 

Here is the link to a History Channel Modern Marvel video.  It’s called FAST FOOD TECH and I think it will give you a good long peek behind the fast food industry curtain.  Ironically, although this documentary appears to be a film directed to impress under-informed people, it clearly emphasizes just how absent of nutrition fast food is.  Keep in mind any food heated above 117 degrees F looses enzyme and vitamin benefits.  It is worth a look and will clarify what you may already know or believe.  I found it horrifying and intriguing at the same time. Talk about BIG Business!!!!! There is no question who controls what the corporate farmers grow on their chemical plantations and why Round-Up Ready corn, soybeans, and potatoes fill most of the acreage and ingredients of our food supply.

http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/modern-marvels-fast-food-tech

 

December 2014

The November Updates below have high Need to Know status, so if you have not seen them yet (at least the film on Vaccines and Children) please watch them  soon before they are removed by “BIG SERVER”. (A.k.a. Big Brother). 

 This first December update was chosen because I have a strong belief that…What people do not know does hurt them.  Although the film is almost 3 hours long, it is loaded with facts and testimonials of medical doctors, patients, psychologists, psychiatrists, medical directors, pharmacists, pharmaceutical executives and sales people, scientists, lawyers, and other medical professionals.  If 3 hours in one sitting is to long for you, watch it in segments.  After decades of reading, watching and learning about the dangers in our environment that threaten our lives, liberties and pursuit of happiness and health, this film managed to impress me with the amount of research and participation behind this documentary.  The creator of this film must have been an insider. The reason I suspect that is because I have never seen so much document suported evidence and concrete logic in one piece of drug industry expose’ work.

I was impressed and excited to know that such a great education tool like this is out there.  Watch and pass the word.  We need to stop the madness one living person at a time.  The truth shall set you free!

 

November 2014

This past summer I begged those who ignored advancing their education on the realities that surround them to pull their heads out of the sand and wake up.

Now with winter approaching quickly, I challenge those who continue to focus their attentions on the mass media smoke and mirrors, to pull their heads out of the snow banks. This documentary speaks for itself. No additional words needed… except for PLEASE WATCH IT!

 

 

Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you eat out alot? Do you buy food in boxes, bags or bottles and jars?
Here is a great knowledge tool to add to your healthy lifestyle toolbox. What you will learn will help you…trust me.

For those of you who like to know the science behind the realities…here’s a presentation by a well informed Dr Lustig. You will walk away from this with the ability to finish your life journey in the 100 year marathon, running not crawling. Based on my formal Bio Chem education and my years of advanced healthcare practice education plus my common sense and logic…I must say that Dr. Lustig hits the nail right on the head! This is the clearest expose’ using real science that debunks the mass media/BigFood/Big Medica/Big Pharma propaganda that created the “war on fat” . Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!!!!!

Since the Movie FOOD Inc. is routinely removed from Youtube (Big Food does not want you to know about what you are eating)
here is an interview with film maker Robert Kenner. It is interesting and has some clips from the movie. Worth a look.

 

 

In this next section of Updates you will be taken into the strange and secretive world of what the propaganda has labeled “Healthcare”, which is an oxymoron. As you proceed through these informative education tools keep in mind that all the illusions we have been brainwashed to believe and the molded opinions that the machine has implanted in us all since kindergarten, was carefully and professionally carried out. It’s all about money, power and control. One out of 50 children will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder next year…what is it going to take for the public to band together and start putting an end to the madness that truly exists. Will 1 out of 20 children do it? Will 1 out of 10 get people to wake up? Or will we just sit back, focused on earning money to support the meaningless addictions we have to “buy stuff” and allow 1 out of 2 to fall victim to these real live child predators. Does anyone really know the complete list of ingredients in their prescriptions, their flu shots or their child’s vaccines? If you do not know exactly what you are allowing strangers to put in your body you are playing Russian roulette with yourself and your family. Blind Trust + Ignorance = Early Death. When it comes to our food, our news and our healthcare we must remember what we learned at 3 years old…”Stranger Danger”. Never take “candy” from a stranger! I have found no evidence whatsoever that would justify blind trust in those who see the public as a patient, a client, a consumer, a taxpayer or a customer. We are human beings, people, citizens and nationalists. The easiest way to enslave a people is to make them think they are free. Keep them busy, keep them fearful, keep the sick, keep them in debt, and keep them believing in the system. Put everyone on drugs (because most people are ignorant or mentally incarcerated by propaganda and just accept the drugs) and deprive them of nutrition through a chemical and enzyme free diet, and you will have the perfect sheep. Some of you may think I have a loose screw yet I can assure you that until you take the time to expand your mind you will continue to point your finger at the wrong people. I have made it easy for you. I have spent the hours and hours of research and surfing to find the tools that offer supportable facts and insight to the real world that exists just beyond your present comprehension.

Many have heard me make comments pertaining to everyone around me being on prescription meds. In fact you cannot walk out of any doctor’s office without the Dr. handing you a prescription of some sort. Well, this film will help those still in the dark to see why everyone is on DRUGS. This will help you break another link in the chains of propaganda that enslave you. Watch, think and learn. See if you can break free of the chains and blinders and start living your life the way we were born to do.

 

Drugs, The Pushers and our Children- Wolves in Sheep’s clothing. Notice that no Doctors who label children with ADD or ADHD ever ask about the child’s diet. Raw healthy organic Non-GMO foods and plants will heal the body and when the body heals every ailment is healed. It is so logical, so elementary, so natural…why is it that people who have PHDs and summer homes in the Hamptons or Malibu cannot figure it out. I don’t know about you but I refuse to place the care of my daily health in the hands of over paid, undereducated practitioners. I would rather seek general care with a tribal witchdoctor or a care taker at the zoo. Is your child a guinea pig? Are you?
Remember these parents were just like you. They loved their children and wanted to do what they were told was right and best for them. Listen to them now. Wisdom.

Vaccines Do we need them? Are they safe? Check this in depth film and listen to what these parents and doctors are saying about it.

The most recent statistic on cancer reveals that 1 out of 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer. Like Autism, heart disease, and psychological condition diagnosis, I am now beginning to question the trustworthiness of the tests used to assess the malignancy of discovered tumors. Benign tumors do not make money, so could it be possible that the machinery used to analyze tumor tissue is made as poorly as most of the other products that are manufactured today? Could false positives happen more these days than years ago, when educated people had a calling to heal people not own a McMansion or Hummer? Since radiation, chemo, and the removal of vital organs cause more deaths then cancer itself could they be the reason that cancer is “so” alarming? Someone would have to dig really deep and long to see the truth behind the concept that cancer treatment is purely for profit and population control in the homeland. That would require an extensive expensive investigation and I do not see that happening anytime soon. Anyway, my main point is if you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to watch the following in depth documentary. If I was ever faced with a stage 4 terminal diagnosis I know I would not seek 70+ year old technology (Chemo, radiation and surgery) having a less than poor record of success. I would visit The Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas and at home I would immediately begin an overdose pace on super safe cancer enemies such as raw super foods and vegetables, herbal concoctions, L-Lysine, L-Arginine, Proline, IP6, tumeric, mega vitamin C and D3, and I would get some oxygen tanks to suck on in order to increase the levels of oxygen in my bloodstream. Biochemically cancer is no more difficult to recover from than the flu if you truly understand the human body, however, if the only tool that allopathic medicine has in their tool box is a 70+ year old hammer it’s no wonder every cancer case looks like a nail. How many more years and billions of dollars of “research” (a black hole) will it take for some half-minded genius to realize…it’s not working! 70 years? Come on!!! We put a Skylab in orbit, found the Titanic, inject microscopic tracking transmitters into our soldiers (and who knows who else) and we can reattach severed limbs and digits but we have not cured a disease since polio!!!??? Watching this film again, I could not help but notice the commitment to heal and cure people exhibited by Dr. Burzynski. He should be the poster child for the AMA and the NCI not the bulls-eye they have made him. His IQ, fortitude, courage, compassion and commitment is something we rarely see in allopathic internists and oncologists today. Watch the film and I believe you will find the hope, conviction, confidence and strength needed to beat any cancer. The first step to healing the body starts in the mind. Substitute Fear with Knowledge, Doubt with Confidence and Helplessness with Conviction…But first you must have no fear.
Here is the link to his website http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/

Most people think they understand money. Funny though, there is no course in school that actually teaches the true history of money and how it works. How is it that everyone thinks they understand money? Accountants know tax law and how to count. Brokers know how the steal and use other peoples money to gain wealth. Bankers and tellers know how to make money by creating money electronicly in their computer ledgers and how to make profits from every little aspect of their business. Still I would bet that 95% of those people really do not know how money works. So, I was compelled to share with you a formal lesson on the history of money. It can save you in the near future so please expand your mind and learn the realities of money. It is fascinating to see the true beast that many are enslaved to. Enjoy!

Here is a short out take version of the above detailed Money info. It gives you a drive thru version or glimpse into how money works and who runs it. You should still try to watch the full version because there is a ton of interesting info and in order to fully understand it you need all the details in chronological order. Here’s the teaser… When you get to the 14:45 point in the clip, pay close attention. You will be amazed at the fact that we were duped the same way with TARP and the bank bailouts and subsequent laws and programs. I guess our puppet politicians have good teachers who know their history. This clip ends with a tidbit on the family who epitomizes wealth. There is well off; rich; wealthy; and loaded…This family is all alone in their catagory of MEGA-LOADED. Watch, listen, learn…enjoy.

October 2014

There are a plethora of reasons why we as human beings should return to the lifestyles of our predecessors. I have expressed many true fact opinions throughout the pages of this humble website, but there are only a handful of topics which really, really motivate me to speak out.

My topic…The explosion of diagnosed children having an Autism Spectrum Disorder is not only horrific but it is also a loud and clear sign that we, as individuals are being controlled and manipulated into a mass indoctrination of stupidity. “Dumbing down”. From those of us who have earned multiple PhD degrees to the infant born a minute ago, we are being led down a one way dead end street. Although I have no children diagnosed with an ASD, in this country we have seen the ratio sky rocket from 1 in 10,000 children diagnosed to the most recent statistic of 1 in 66, I have taken it upon myself to do something about this easily preventable epidemic. Understanding the science and history behind this epidemic is first and foremost. I live and breathe science and have been able to enhance my life with health, love and joy as a result of understanding it. Understanding (true understanding – not the spoon fed propaganda that has formed all or our mass opinions) the bio-chemistry science of our own bodies is essential to our future as free healthy individuals. Those of you out there who believe you are intelligent, educated, successful and socially adept should know how fructose causes obesity and how the ingestion of fructose containing food additives interacts in our livers. You should also know and understand the difference between ATP and ADP. If you do not know the chemical reactions that occur in the liver when we eat high fructose corn syrup than you should not eat another thing until you do. Real science (not pseudo-science of main stream propaganda) is your solution to understanding ALL. Knowledge is power and that power should only be used to benefit your fellow human, not only yourself. (see video above) ASD is the biggest threat facing the USA. If you plan on having children than keep this in mind, you have a 1 in 66 chance of giving birth to a child with ASD. In comparison, you have a 1 in 9,456,739 chance of being shot with a gun yet every day we are deceptively told how dangerous guns are. If you do have children, your child has a 1 in 62,663,208 chance of being shot while in school yet we are habitually told that stricter laws must be passed and our children must be educated inside buildings that look more like prisons every year (they are being conditioned while being indoctrinated). Autism Spectrum Disorder gives your child a 1 in 66 chance of a life totally dependent on round the clock care for the rest of your life and theirs. Why is it not on the front page of every publication? Why is it not on every “breaking news” story, every talk radio show, and every morning brainwash show? I know the real answer…do you?

Here is a great, informative and easy to watch documentary. Watch it and then start educating yourself and others about the need for awareness and action. Our food supply and our “health-care” must be cleaned up and fixed! Those of you who band together to fight pipelines, compressors, higher taxes and pollution must realize that although those causes are just, they are dwarfed by the plague of ASD that threatens our community, our county, our state and our country. The ASD threat is real and worst of all it is being ignored by the megalomaniacal profiteers.  They claim to want to PROTECT THE CHILDREN yet they refuse to care when the threat is from themselves.

Use your abilities, use your faith and use your heads. The biggest threat to our free and healthy society is the not lack of “health insurance”, it is not the election month smoke of Ebola or the newest created radical group, it is not a bankrupt social security system and it is not an equal rights issue… The biggest threat is a disorder that is clearly growing faster than our nation’s IQ and sooner than later we will all be faced with dealing with it in our own families. Just like they did with heart disease, Cancer, and diabetes.  Take the time, expand your knowledge…improve your life.

 

 September 2014

Well where did the last two months go? One day I was caging tomato plants and the next I was checking the ripeness of winter squash!

Just this past week I was disgusted and angered by some horrifying news. Perhaps you did not hear, since it was briefly mentioned in the mainstream media only on one day and in a 30 second statement. (At least that is how I first heard it). I have provided a clip below for those who missed the announcement that informed us that higher- ups in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) had known for thirteen years (since 2001) that the MMR vaccination forced upon US children, and in some States mandated by law, before they would be allowed into school, resulted in a 340 percent increase in the probability of male children developing an autism spectrum disorder. Yes, our caring and compassionate leaders knew that the vaccine was toxic and yet they still passed laws that required children to get this vaccine and if parents did not vaccinate their children those parents were demonized in the media and some even punished with fines, jail or both.

If this internal source information does not strangulate the last bit of trust you may have left in our huge, tyranny-like, over reaching, over taxing, over spending and self-serving politicians and regulators…then you my friend must be on some heavy prescriptions.

I was not present nor was I exposed to the daily conversations that transpired for 13 years at the CDC, but I do know that things like this exist at all levels of our self-supervised governing bodies (records prove it) and if a whistle blower steps forward I grant them much more credibility than I do to those that seek to demonized the whistleblower’s brave, selfless and courageous act of public safety. There have been so many lies, scandals and deception throughout the history of civilization. As always, History books are written by entities that support an agenda and not by entities who covet truth, fairness, accuracy and knowledge. With that stated, I am no more likely to doubt a whistleblower than I am willing to doubt the historically proven fact that a politician will say anything to get elected. This is not negative thinking, nor is it any other mind set label that the media casts out at anyone who contradicts the specific propaganda messages that they conspire to broadcast. (With the mainstream media being owned by so few CEOs that it is not very difficult to accomplish).

Opinions have no place in a shattering news story like this.  Facts are facts.  Check out the facts as published by the CDC  and judge for yourself.  The frequency of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in chiildren has gone from 1 in 10,000 in 1981 to 1 in 68 in 2010 .  http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

The breaking news:

http://www.ageofautism.com/2012/11/cdcs-dr-coleen-boyle-suggested-manipulating-autism-dx-age-in-2000.html

http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/03/autism-organizations-demand-cdc-accountability-following-autism-rate-rise-announcement.html

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/AutismPrevalence/

http://www.naturalnews.com/046595_CDC_whistleblower_autism_MMR_vaccine.html

More:

Here’s more:

June 2014

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK… You have decided to eat healthier, to eliminate toxic chemicals in your food choices and live a more natural and vibrant life just like the media has urged you to.  Great! Not only that, you have also decided to turn back the calendar to a time in this country where the majority of food consumed by the population was pure and natural.  A time when people raised and grew 70% or more of their family’s food supply, preserved for the winter and home schooled.  You have opened your mind to the essence of a free and sustainable life style that works local, shops local and buys food local…  WELCOME ABOARD!!!!

Guess what?  You may be a little too late.  Since 2009 the life that we live has been in transformation and what this update will reveal is just how “in the dark” many of you have been. For those who think we are the free country we used to be,  I have posted this disgusting and blatant assault on us all.  For those who already understand… check out what they are doing now… and what the evening news has so conveniently ignored.  The days of free enterprise and liberty, the days of choosing what you eat, where you eat and how much you eat are GONE.  We need to stand up and stand strong.

 

Here is the trailer from a new doccumentary “Farmaggedon” that I will soon be posting.  Farmers need our help:

 

 

What would the inner child in you say about our food supply today… I know what mine would say:

 

Howdy all you brain conscious people out there!  I think you should take 8 minutes of your limitted time and gaze upon the reality of truth and statistics.  Check out this clear and informative expose` that even has solid data references.  After watching it, I bet all you smart people will begin to see the light!!!!


CANCER:  Watch Think Learn

Take back the control of your own life through education.

 

Next we have a classic, well composed, example of how we are all being miss-led in nearly every facet of our social lives. I have watched and studied propaganda for more than 24 years now and I must say that if anyone out there still believes any talking head on TV and PBS news, any pre scripted and edited writings in newspapers, fact checker website, or magazines, or allows talk radio or politicians to influence your opinion; then you better prepare yourself for some sobering reality. This is just a small tip of the iceberg. The propaganda disease has terminally infected every aspect of our lives including the training we receive and job duties at work, the choices made available for us at the grocery store, the tracking of everything you write in your text messages and the activities our children are given and participate in school.

SIDE BAR: I always wondered why Public Service Announcements (propaganda) in the media always end with a “thanks for saving; or protecting, “OUR children”.  Why don’t they say “YOUR children”…or “THE children”. When they say “OUR children” it sounds to me as though they mean “THEIR children” as though they own  all the children. Um… maybe that’s what they mean.  Years ago the TV spot went like this,  “Its 10 PM… do you know where YOUR children are?”   Why is it now… “OUR children”?  I do not like the way that smells.

Anyway, here is the clip for your very own brain enhancement purpose.

 

 

November 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Washington State GMO food label initiative reportedly fails to pass 55-45%

 Tuesday’s vote on whether certain foods containing genetically modified ingredients should be labeled failed in early returns. However, the mail-in ballots have not yet been counted.

Of nearly a million votes cast, only 445,730 reportedly voted for food labeling.

Pundits are declaring that the $22 million spent by anti-labeling groups like Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Assn. convinced voters that they do not want their foods labeled after all, despite recent polls showing that 95% of consumers do want GMO foods labeled.

As long as votes are cast or counted electronically, instead of by hand, voters are forced to trust official results. Yet, dozens of scientific studies have proven that electronic casting and counting systems cannot be made secure, that results can be changed remotely, and that no evidence of the crime will remain for forensic investigators.

Voting on machines, or machine counting of hand-marked ballots, violates the most basic component of “free elections” because the count is done in secret, inside a machine, rather than in full view of witnesses.

But, as with the Patriot Act and other unconstitutional measures taken in the US since 9/11, most Americans accept these voting systems and continue to vote on them, accepting the results as accurate.
Brad Friedman, one of the most serious investigators into
election fraud who continually reports on “anomalies” like vote switching, etc., recently said, “Without paper, it is strictly 100% impossible to know that any vote has ever been tallied accurately.”

by Rady Anada

Activist Post

October 2013

October 26

I would first and foremost like to thank all of you who took the time to stop by the stand this summer. I consider myself blessed to have met so many kind, intelligent and concerned people. I can now honestly state that all the negative, depressing and stressful things we hear every day via the mainstream media is total propaganda designed to create a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness , as well as division, in the population. I have to admit that up until this summer, despite my background in social psychology and human behavior, I was beginning to fall victim to their propaganda. Turn on the six o clock news in any city around the US and I bet that the first 10 minutes of broadcast time is spent pitching the latest murder, rape, child abuse, mass shooting, natural disaster or tragedy, and every other criminal activity imaginable no matter where it takes place in the world. When there are not enough “scare stories” in America that day, we see stories from other countries. I have been monitoring these patterns for many years, (hobby of mine) and the powerful effects of propaganda (even though I understand it very well) began to affect my perception of society. This past summer I endeavored to make a difference in my community and I realize that a difference has positive meaning only when it has the support and kindness of everyone that cares. We alone can make a personal commitment to correct the wrongs around us but without everyone standing together nothing will change for the better. I owe you all a great deal of gratitude for revitalizing my purposeful intent to help those who want to help themselves and to remind me not to fall prey to the mis-information that is so widespread and readily accessible. It was my pleasure to meet and speak with you and I wish you all the very best that natural life can offer. May you all find the joy and happiness that a healthy life holds. I look forward to next season and having the opportunity to see you all again. This winter I will be working hard on some great new ideas and the best of the old ones. My great memories of you and our conversations will be my strength and inspiration to do so. My devoted wife will be my critic and my crutch; and my loving family will be my discipline and motivator. I hope you all utilize the opportunity that Bob, at Myer the Florist has so generously given to us. We can all eat healthy this winter thanks to him. He and his wife realize the value to the community and have allowed us some shelf space in their florist. Please stop by and thank them. Eating good nutritious real and raw foods is our best health and life insurance. It is not up to corporations and politicians to determine nor by law was it ever supposed to be.  During this off-season please feel free to keep in touch, ask questions or share information. Together we can make good positive changes in our food supply and in the health of the communities we call home. United we stand…divided we fall.

Once again my sincere thanks and best wishes.

Until we meet again,

JC

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There are quite a few people who are currently facing a challenge from various cancers. When my mother was diagnosed, going on four years ago, I did A LOT of research. Along my journey to uncover the truth, facts and real science behind cancer I came across a website that contained some very interesting information. This website eventually (after weeks of long hours in research) demonstrated the accuracy and scientific logic that I was looking for as a starting point and became a valuable tool in my family’s challenge. I, unlike modern scientific medical institutions, realize that everyone is a little different and a “one size fits all” solution is irrational thinking. It strongly resembles profit driven thinking.

The website is called Cancer Tutor  http://www.cancertutor.com/  and I pass it on to anyone who might find the answers they seek somewhere on its many pages. I believe it is highly worth the time since, if you are like me, you want to know as much information as possible about your challenge before you make any wise decisions. Remember no one knows you and your body better than yourself… you are also the one who cares most about your wellbeing. Seek the truth and the truth shall set you free. Cleanse your gut, stop all chemicals, additives and GMOs and eat the best food you can find. Your body was designed to defeat threats.  Heal thyself.

Best wishes.

 

October 24

 Here is an article(s) below, which offers a glimpse of some buried clinical evidence in favor of local grass fed organic raw milk. After reading the article below, take a moment and think about who benefits from the act of depriving citizens their right to free choice and the ability to choose, which is protected by the Supreme Primary Laws that govern the USA (the Constitution) with the sole purpose of restricting the federal government. Why are great efforts taken to ignore and “black-out” information that contradicts the progressive establishment’s radical opinions or mission? The Constitution is in their way so they are ignoring it and keeping the citizens enslaved with stress, fear and blame. Ignoring the need for a nutritious local food supply in favor of crony capitalism and political nepotism is the most dangerous federal crime and directly responsible for the health issues all Americans face.

 Who cares more about your health? You???… Or some elected megalomaniacal strangers in the castles and palaces around Wash.DC??? When is the last time you let these self-absorbed, self-serving spin doctors think for you or perhaps allowed them to decide what is best for you and your family purely because they say they know best, and you have no free time to fully research their claims??? They emphatically broadcast their clear message that THEIR experts (invisible- or more applicable transparent – corporate influencers) know and care more about you as an individual than you could possibly know, or care, about yourself! What is really sad is that some people seem to believe that!!! Everyone is unique and we are reminded of that by government law enforcement agencies when they utilize fingerprints and DNA (both of which are used in assigning criminal blame). These elements of individuality determine whether you are convicted in the media or incarcerated through the courts. So, it appears as though these pompous pontificators believe that your uniqueness exists for their benefit but when it comes to your health, safety and welfare it does NOT. They insist, via illegal laws, that what is dangerous for one person is a threat to the wellbeing of ALL people. That is bizarre reasoning. How demeaning and insulting can they be? Is everyone, in THEIR minds, unable to take care of themselves? Are we not adults in the eyes of the law? Are we not responsible for our social actions in the eyes of the law? Are we not responsible adults in our homes? Then why are we routinely being preached to on the subject of needing a caretaker from cradle to grave? I get stung by bees, hornets and wasps quite often; I have had Lymes three times and never took antibiotics. Lymes, like malaria, is a spirochete not a bacteria therefore an anti-biotic is not the most logical or beneficial ticket. I have avoided numerous third party accidents in my life simply because I was PAYING ATTENTION to what I was doing and what was happening around me. Isn’t that what a rational, thinking, responsible adult does? It appears to me that the appointed powers in office want everyone to follow their tyrannical commands, like school yard children, without any questions and they expect you to simply place your life and health in their self-serving hands while they themselves fight and argue publicly over issues that they all agree on behind the curtain (two sides of the same coin). Well here is a news flash…I was NOT born yesterday! When I was growing up people were responsible FOR themselves and responsible TO others. What has happened in our country? Is everyone drinking tap water or Dasani or Aquafina? Is everyone on prescription drugs? What is REALLY in those drugs? If there are 20 or more ingredients in a simple loaf of bread nowadays what exactly is in those legalized pills? Our great progressive social experiment that began in 1913 has failed miserably. Inexperienced, uneducated, or unqualified people now get hired, appointed or elected for jobs hiding behind a myriad of questionable reasons while experienced, knowledgeable, qualified people are laid-off, overlooked, ignored or blacklisted… It is no wonder why we are economically and governmentally challenged nationally. We have substituted the Do Unto Others as You Want Done to You  way of life… with the shallow commercialized, “He who dies with the most toys wins”. Profit, wealth, and power is more important than the safety, health and prosperity of the people, and the country, who struggle to patch the holes in the hull as the self-proclaimed geniuses steering the ship repeatedly run the boat into the rocks. Most of our commercial food supply is filled with inexcusable and inexplicable additives, chemicals and preservatives that a mere 5 years ago were not part of the ingredient lists (i.e. sodium benzoate in Tartar Sauce or aspartame and corn syrup in all candy, soda and juice). Patriotism now means supporting the government and not the people, the Constitution or the great flag of freedom. The truth of the past is being replaced in schools with the opinions and beliefs of a handful of divisive progressive thinkers who write the text books. One in three people will have heart disease or diabetes, one in five will experience a battle with cancer, one in eighty-eight children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and we are living shorter sickly lives compared to people only 20 years ago. I think it’s time to go backwards not forwards. We really need to revive the pearls of wisdom and lifestyles of our past that enriched families, created prosperity and encouraged good health. We should consider returning to the effective and time proven ways of life that have ensured the survival of the human animal for thousands of years. If those ways were not effective how did our family trees grow and survive? That’s all the proof I need. If those ways and methods did not work none of us would be here today. Technology does not equal superiority or greatness. It seems to equal LAZY and CONTROL. Today our country’s money supply is controlled by one private bank, our media and public information is controlled by a few powerful billionaires, communication is controlled by a small handful of corporations and our food supply is being strangled by two. Monopolies are not good for anyone but those who own or work for them. Technology, illegal and unequal laws, media propaganda and deceptive marketing is what breeds and nurtures monopolistic corruption. Not all change is good.

After all that has happened in the latest radical attempt to “fundamentally transform” our country from one of great economic and social respect for over 150 years to one of global hatred, debt, illness and dependency…the majority of good hard working people still remain asleep and silent. Oh well, I think I will do something great for my health and body, I am going to have a HUGE glass of fresh delicious raw milk with a raw egg in it – no wait…make that TWO raw eggs and a heaping teaspoon of powdered Red Maca while I am still able to do so… and just because I can do so and choose to do so without hurting anyone in any way what-so-ever in the process! Cheers!!!

JC

 

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAW MILK FROM FREE RANGE GRASS FED COWS.

“Now just who was Francis Pottenger? He was the son of the physician who founded the once famous Pottenger Sanatorium for treatment of tuberculosis in Monrovia, California. He completed his residency at Los Angeles County Hospital in 1930 and became a full-time assistant at the Sanatorium. From 1932 to 1942, he also conducted what became known as the Pottenger Cat Study.

“In 1940, he founded the Francis M Pottenger, Jr. Hospital at Monrovia. Until closing in 1960, the hospital specialized in treating non-tubercular diseases of the lung, especially asthma.

“Dr. Pottenger was a regular and prolific contributor to the medical and scientific literature. He served as president of several professional organizations, including the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the American Academy of Applied Nutrition and the American Therapeutic Society. He was a member of a long list of other professional organizations.

“Pottenger’s experiments met the most rigorous scientific standards. His outstanding credentials earned him the support of prominent physicians. Alvin Foord, MD, Professor of Pathology at the University of Southern California and pathologist at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, co-supervised with Pottenger all pathological and chemical findings of the study.

“One particular question that Pottenger addressed in his study is one that modern science has largely ignored. It has to do with the nutritive value of heat-labile elements-nutrients destroyed by heat and available only in raw foods.

“In his article ‘Clinical Evidences of the Value of Raw Milk,’ Pottenger writes: ‘Some of the factors transmitted by milk are thermo-labile [sensitive to heat]. Though their destruction may not produce death, their deficiency may prevent proper development of the child. This may show in the development of an inadequate skeleton or a decrease in resistance. . . . delay in development of osseous centers is noted more frequently in those children. . . receiving heat treated milk. It is particularly absent from the raw milk fed children. . . . I am basing this discussion on analysis of 150 children whose parents have consulted me because of respiratory allergies. Many other workers. . . have also shown that treating milk by heating interferes with its proper assimilation and nutritional qualities. . . . The best milk from a nutritional standpoint is raw milk. . . . Heat-treating milk interferes with calcium metabolism causing. . . delay in bone age and small bones. . . . The interference with calcium metabolism as shown in the bones is only a physiological index of disturbed metabolism throughout the body.’

“I have prescribed raw milk from grass-fed animals to my patients for nearly fifteen years. Time and again I have seen allergies clear up and dramatically improved health. Particularly in children, middle ear infections usually disappear and do not recur on raw milk. Both children and adults unable to drink pasteurized milk without problems have thrived on raw milk. In hundreds-perhaps thousands-of my patients using raw milk, not one has ever developed a salmonella, campylobacter, or other raw-milk-related infection.

 

Milk in History and Evolution

Not everyone agrees that milk should be part of the human diet after infancy. The argument is made that just as all other species drink no milk after weaning, neither should we, especially that of another species. Many adults have difficulty digesting pasteurized milk, and allergies to pasteurized milk products are common. While this lends credence to arguments against milk, such reactions are usually due to pasteurization itself and the poor quality of conventionally produced milk and milk products. While for some individuals genetic influences play a role, for most people, the body’s reaction to milk depends largely upon the quality and state of the particular milk used. BGH and GMO grain diets, antibiotics and flouridated/chlorinated drinking water.

The Swiss of the Loetschental Valley were one of the few native groups Weston Price studied that used milk. (The others were certain African tribes, including the Masai.) The Swiss valley-dwellers used raw whole milk, both fresh and cultured, cheese and butter, all in substantial quantities. The milk was from healthy, grass-fed animals and was used unpasteurized and unhomogenized. Such foods clearly can play a major role in a health-building program for the individual genetically enabled to utilize these foods well. They are a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D and other crucial nutrients in short supply in diets lacking in high quality animal fats. (Contrary to popular opinion, liberal amounts of animal fats, particularly from grass-fed animals, are essential for good health and resistance to disease.)

Yet it is possible to attain optimal health without dairy foods. Price discovered groups using no dairy foods that had complete resistance to dental decay and chronic disease; their diets invariably included other rich sources of animal fats, calcium and other minerals. The soft ends of long bones were commonly chewed, and the shafts and other bones were used in soups.

Modern medicine has discovered the importance of a substantial intake of calcium. Several recent studies have linked high blood pressure and other problems to chronic subclinical calcium deficiency, including increased incidence of colon and prostate cancers in men and osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in both men and women. Paradoxically, other problems are associated with high consumption of dairy foods; this has not gone unnoticed by researchers, nutritionists and holistic physicians.

The difference between fresh raw milk from grass-fed cows and processed milk explains the paradox. This concept has not been considered in attempts by today’s medical community to explain the health effects of dairy foods.

Domesticated animals were first used for milk eight to ten thousand years ago, as a genetic change affecting mostly people in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa enabled them to digest milk as adults. Milk from domesticated animals then began to become important as a human food. With domestication and settlement, fewer wild animals were available; as groups of people roamed less, they hunted less, eating more grains and vegetables. In some cultures, milk replaced animal bones as the chief source of calcium and some other minerals.

In indigenous cultures where adults used milk, often it was used as cultured or clabbered milk. This is similar to homemade raw yogurt, and it is partially predigested-much of the lactose (milk sugar) has been broken down by bacterial action. This process must be accomplished over a period of several hours in the stomach when one drinks fresh milk; yogurt or clabbered milk is much more easily digested than fresh milk.

Adaptations in evolution are always the effects of particular causes. Humans developing the ability to digest milk into adulthood possessed a survival advantage; such changes are the basis of evolution. Put simply, many human beings evolved the ability to easily digest raw milk because raw milk from healthy, grass-fed animals gave them an adaptive advantage; it made them stronger and more able to reproduce. Such milk remains a wonderful food that provides us with fat-soluble nutrients, calcium and other minerals that are by and large in short supply in the modern diet.

In the six years since I presented the testimony quoted above, I have become more convinced than ever of the value and importance of raw milk in the diets of people of all ages. For many of the people who eat in the manner I recommend, raw milk is the chief source of enzymes. I believe enzymes are a critical component in recovering from disease and establishing and maintaining health. Hundreds of people I’ve seen have used Local Farm raw milk as an essential part of their naturopathic treatment.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not thankful that I live in a state where bureaucrats and medical monopolists have not stripped us of what should be an inalienable, constitutional right. I mean the right to purchase raw milk and other healthy, locally produced foods directly from the people who produce them.

It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of the work Debra Tyler and farmers like her are doing. I long to see the day when all Americans have the right to purchase locally produced raw milk, meat, fowl and other farm products directly from the farmers who produce them. I hope to see the day when the current yoke of prohibitions and bureaucratic red tape will be thrown off, and we once again will be free to produce and consume truly healthy foods. The men and women who founded this country did not intend for commercial interests to control the food supply and thus our health. These are rights of the people, and they are rights that have been stripped away. We need to work together to regain them.

This article appeared in the Winter 2000 edition of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

 

 

October 23

Celebrate Non-GMO Month! 8 Tips for Shopping & Cooking Non-GMO

October 10, 2013

by guest blogger Caroline Kinsman, communications manager for the Non-GMO Project

With the fall season comes a celebration of the harvest. It’s a perfect time to appreciate traditional, nourishing foods. But nowadays, that means thinking about some things our grandparents never had to—such as whether or not an ingredient has been genetically engineered.

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are plants or animals created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial, and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

GMOs are labeled or banned in 64 other countries, but here in the U.S., unlabeled genetically engineered ingredients are present in approximately 75 percent of conventional processed foods. With more than 30 states now working on GMO labeling legislation, it’s clear that Americans are concerned about GMOs. And at this time of year, which is so full of meaningful food celebrations, avoiding GMOs feels especially important. But the question is, how?

In celebration of the fourth annual Non-GMO Month this October, we offer the following tips for non-GMO shopping and cooking. Many of these are adapted from the newly released The Non-GMO Cookbook, which includes not only delicious recipes, but also lots of practical suggestions for keeping GMOs out of your shopping cart—and off your harvest table.

1. Start with simple bulk ingredients. Although you might not see many non-GMO labels in the bulk aisle, if you’re shopping for dry, single-ingredient items like grains and beans, chances are they’re non-GMO. As a bonus, these items are also often inexpensive and the perfect base for hearty fall soups.

2. Swap high-risk oils with low-risk alternatives. The most prevalent GMO crops—corn, soy, and canola—are also some of the most common ingredients in vegetable oils. Luckily, substitutes are easy to find. For high-temperature cooking, try coconut oil, sunflower oil, or safflower oil. For low-temperature cooking, use extra virgin olive oil.

3. Choose Non-GMO Project Verified animal products. Animal feed is frequently loaded with GMO crops—corn, soy, and cottonseed. In June, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approved the Non-GMO Project’s label for meat and liquid eggs that have been produced according to our rigorous standards—including feed testing. Non-GMO Project Verified milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream are also available.

4. Engage your local food store. More than 1,500 grocers across the U.S. and Canada are celebrating Non-GMO Month by hosting events, putting signs by Non-GMO Project Verified products, and building in-store displays. If your local stores aren’t already participating, ask them to get involved. They’ll get the bonus of being a community leader for informed choice, and you’ll find it easier than ever to shop non-GMO.

5. Eat lots of produce! Fall brings new tasty delights from the garden—kale, brussels sprouts, apples, and winter squash to name a few. Make sure your choices are local and growers are not using GMO seed.  Non-Commercial local farms can sometimes offer magnificent heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables grown from traditional, non-GMO seeds.

6. Enjoy homemade sweet treats. Premade deserts can hide GMOs in their long ingredient lists. High-risk ingredients include sugar (which can be from GMO sugar beets), high-fructose corn syrup, vegetable oils, eggs, dairy, and dairy substitutes. The good news is that most flours, including wheat, are low-risk for being genetically engineered, and so are most sugars, including cane, coconut, maple syrup, and agave. Baking at home presents lots of options for making celebratory desserts without GMOs.

7. Keep lunchboxes non-GMO. It’s important to remember kids’ lunches, which frequently host many processed foods like granola bars, lunchmeats, crackers, and breads. Stay on track with whole foods like grapes, carrots, celery sticks, almonds, or a favorite piece of fruit. Luckily, more than 12,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products are now available.

8. Share recipes and information. Connecting with family and friends is a great way to further inspire your non-GMO shopping and cooking. Consider hosting a “Non-GMO Potluck” where guests bring a non-GMO fact with their dish. To help everyone prepare, download the Non-GMO Project’s free brochure of GMO FAQs.

Here’s to many special meals this harvest season. We hope these tips help you enjoy celebrating your right to know what’s in the food you’re eating and feeding to your loved ones!

Caroline Kinsman is the communications manager for the Non-GMO Project, the only third-party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Her passion for honest food production started at a young age on the family-owned dairy farm where she grew up. She traded in her milking shifts for a career in marketing and public relations. Today, Caroline feels at home talking about farming and food production, and how consumers are able to create incredible market change.

 

 

October 5

There is more information, science and logic out there that clearly points to a failure of our federal government to monitor and protect our food supply that I believe it is time to disolve the FDA and allow States to monitor it themselves.  Here are a few examples that should sink into the brains of even those who have several college degrees and professional lisences. (I have found that the more comercialized education one has the more narrow minded and ignorant they become…this is based on my personal interaction with tens of thousands of people across the country)

Michael Pollan has dedicated a lot of his time investigating and reporting his findings about our food supply.  Here are some of my favorite clips of him:


The Food Industry version of How Hot Dogs are made. How many “bad things” can you detect.

Who likes Twizzlers or gummy bears? Here ya go!

How old are those eggs in the store? Are they nutritious? You decide.

September 2013

This month’s updates are a direct response to the many questions I have recently been asked regarding, GMO’s, Allergies, Diabetes, Arthritis and Gout.  I have also provided additional information on the attack on our domestic water supply by the elite on Pennsylvania Avenue by legally allowing the dangerous chemical and drug additives found in the US public water supply.  Make sure you take the time to watch the NEW documentary “Genetic Roulette”. It reveals all the latest and indepth information on why people seem to be sicker than ever before in history.

GMO Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

 What are GMOs?
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.

Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

Are GMOs safe?
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.

Are GMOs labeled?
Unfortunately, even though polls consistently show that a significant majority of Americans want to know if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs, the powerful biotech lobby has succeeded in keeping this information from the public.

If people stop buying GMOs, companies will stop using them and farmers will stop growing them.

 Do Americans want non-GMO foods and supplements?
Polls consistently show that a significant majority of North Americans would like to be able to tell if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs (a 2012 Mellman Group poll found that 91% of American consumers wanted GMOs labeled). And, according to a recent CBS/New York Times poll, 53% of consumers said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified. The Non-GMO Project’s seal for verified products will, for the first time, give the public an opportunity to make an informed choice when it comes to GMOs.

How common are GMOs?
In the U.S., GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food.

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With the obscene use of various GMO corn products (High Fructose Corn Syrup, corn flour, corn oil, corn meal, etc.) I feel the article below is worth a look.  The more I research the more I realize that no matter what some people think or say regarding the concern for people’s safty, the fact is strong and solid that profits are more important than public well-being.  Buyer beware!

Time after time I witness the routine disassociation of humans (by individuals and groups) from the rest of the animal kingdom.  This is bizarre!  Humans are mammals and biologically we are all very simmilar.  Just because a rat or pig does not ride the subway in their Armani suit drinking a cafe latte from Starbucks does not mean that they are below us on a natural scale. Warm blooded, live birth, mammary glands, hair, blood, and all the same organs. If you deprive any animal, or plant, of air, water or food it will die so if something in the air, water or food causes cancer, disease or death in a mammal everyone should be concerned.  When a mammal such as a rat, which is expected to survive a nuculear armagedon along with coyotes and cockaroaches, faces serious health issues after consuming things that people are being fed…I am very interested and very concerned, as you should be. 

The only person that can truly care about you, or is responsible for you and your safty, is you.  Read, think and learn. Listen to the science NOT the “corporate- ized” propaganda.

GMO Corn Linked To Cancer Tumors

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By Mike Adams, Natural News
Eating genetically modified corn (GMO corn) has caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.
The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GMO food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading fast, with even the mainstream media in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors; tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.
“Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GMO maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study” wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. It reported, “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females.”
The Daily Mail reported, “Fresh row over GMO foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors.”
It goes on to say: “The animals on the GMO diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.”

The Study

The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GMO corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.

Findings From The Study


Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:

  • Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.
  • Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.
  • Rats fed GMO corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.
  • The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GMO corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the findings

France’s Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament’s commission for agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GMO, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorisations of GMO crops. ‘This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,’ he said in a statement. ‘National and European food security agencies must carry out new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy food for European consumers.’
Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GMO maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system.
We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GMO  corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.

Here Are Some Quotes From The Researchers About The Findings


“This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier and more aggressively – particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts.” - Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist, King’s College London.
“We can expect that the consumption of GMO maize and the herbicide Roundup, impacts seriously on human health.” – Dr Antoniou.
“This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial has examined the impact of feeding GMO corn or the herbicide Roundup, or a combination of both and the results are extremely serious. In the male rats, there was liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and even more worryingly, in the female rats, there were mammary tumors at a level which is extremely concerning; up to 80 percent of the female rats had mammary tumors by the end of the trial.” - Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust.

The Study Abstract Can Be Read Here

The study is entitled, “A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health.” and the abstract can be read here: http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm

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Allergies and the Immune System

Allergies are disorders of the immune system. Most allergic reactions are a result of an immune system that responds to a “false alarm.” When a harmless substance such as dust, mold, or pollen is encountered by a person who is allergic to that substance, the immune system may react dramatically, by producing antibodies that “attack” the allergen (a substance that produces allergic reactions). The result of an allergen entering a susceptible person’s body may include wheezing, itching, runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, and other symptoms.

 Do you sneeze near pollen or find your nose running around dust and mold? If this is the case, an overactive immune system may be causing you to have allergies.

More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from some sort of allergic reaction. The symptoms of allergies resemble those of a common cold, so allergies and a cold are often confused.

What is the immune system?

In a nut-shell, the purpose of the immune system is to keep infectious microorganisms, such as certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi, out of the body, and to destroy any infectious microorganisms that do invade the body. The immune system is made up of a complex and vital network of cells and organs that protect the body from infection.

 The organs involved with the immune system are called the lymphoid organs, which affect growth, development, and the release of lymphocytes (a certain type of white blood cell). The blood vessels and lymphatic vessels are important parts of the lymphoid organs, because they carry the lymphocytes to and from different areas in the body. Each lymphoid organ plays a role in the production and activation of lymphocytes. Lymphoid organs include:
  • Adenoids (two glands located at the back of the nasal passages)
  • Appendix (a small tube that is connected to the large intestine)
  • Blood vessels (the arteries, veins, and capillaries through which blood flows)
  • Bone marrow (the soft, fatty tissue found in bone cavities)
  • Lymph nodes (small organs shaped like beans, which are located throughout the body and connect via the lymphatic vessels)
  • Lymphatic vessels (a network of channels throughout the body that carries lymphocytes to the lymphoid organs and bloodstream)
  • Peyer’s patches (lymphoid tissue in the small intestine)
  • Spleen (a fist-sized organ located in the abdominal cavity)
  • Thymus (two lobes that join in front of the trachea behind the breast bone)
  • Tonsils (two oval masses in the back of the throat)

Allergy Symptoms

Chances are good you have an allergy if you suffer some of the following symptoms, especially at the same time and over an extended period:

  • congestion
  • coughing
  • fatigue
  • itchiness
  • runny nose
  • sneezing.

How Allergies Develop

If you suffer from allergies for the first time, you may be wondering how you developed allergies now since you have never in the past.

Allergens are equal opportunity invaders. They affect people of every age, race and medical background. More often than not, allergies are evident for the first time in children, but you can develop them at any age.

Allergies are often inherited, but factors such as hormones, stress, and smoking play a part. Your environment is also a big contributor to allergies. After a lifetime without allergies, you may move someplace where new irritants get your immune system in an uproar. Common triggers of environmental allergies include:

  • animal dander, usually from household pets
  • cold temperatures
  • dust mites
  • mold spores
  • pollen
  • smoke, from a wood fire or cigarettes
  • strong odors, such as perfumes or colognes.

Allergies and the Immune System

Allergies occur when your immune system recognizes one of the triggers as a foreign invader in the body, and reacts to expel that invader as if you were sick with a cold or virus. If you are allergic to dust, for example, your immune system will react to dust exposure as if you are sick, firing out antibodies to destroy a threat that does not exist, sneezing and coughing to expel the substance from your body.

The immune system exists to keep you safe. It works to keep viruses out of your body and to destroy any invaders it may have missed. It is made up of a network of cells and organs called lymphoid organs, which includes 10 or so different organs in your body.

Many allergic reactions fool the immune system through an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). IgE may react against certain pollens and allergens. When this happens, the immune system goes into overdrive, producing a large amount of IgE antibodies. The more allergic you are, the more you produce and the worse the reaction.

Strengthening the Immune System

How do you improve your immune system? Some ways to improve your immune system without resorting to medication include:

  • Eating well: Why is this in every health article? Because it’s really that important. Eat more greens, beans, fruit and less red meat. Most Americans eat more than two pounds of some sort red meat a day, even more sugary sweets and hardly any produce. Start a new trend.
  • Exercising: Just 30 minutes a day on the stair climber or treadmill leaves you feeling refreshed, energized and healthier.
  • Laughing out loud – LOL: No, don’t just type it to your friend, do it. Laugh out loud. It reduces stress and increases necessary cells in the immune system.
  • Sleeping: A sleep strike will kill you a lot faster than a hunger strike. Get enough sack time and everything always seems better. More sleeping equals less sneezing.
  • Taking a yoga class: Stretching is good for the muscles. Yoga is good for the mind.
  • Washing your hands: Use soap on both sides of your hands for at least 10 seconds – after coughing or using the restroom, and always before eating.

One of the biggest enemies of your immune system is a hard one to measure: Stress. Constant worry or pressure wears you down without you even knowing it. Reducing stress means staying healthier, and may even help you to reduce your allergy symptoms!

Resources

Insight Journal (2007). Reduce stress and strengthen your immune system: 10 natural ways to rejuvenate. Retrieved March 23, 2009, from the Insight Journal Web site: http://www.anxiety-and-depression-solutions.com/wellness_concerns/community_stress/stress_immunesystem.php.

MedicineNet.com (n.d.). Definition of immune system. Retrieved March 23, 2009, from the MedicineNet Web site: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp? articlekey=3907.

University of Virginia Health System. (2004). Allergies and the immune system. Retrieved March 23, 2009, from the University of Virginia Health System Web site: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_allergy/system.cfm.

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The Dangers of Fluoride – The Great Debate

I sometimes wonder what percentage of the population is aware of the ongoing fluoride debate. There’s absolutely a growing voice of dissent over municipal water fluoridation, but how familiar is the everyday citizen? I know that a good majority of my friends and family are not aware of it. I’ve never heard it brought up on any major news television programs like 20/20 or Dateline. It seems the majority of discussion is coming from radio programming, local news stations, citizen groups, and some select scientific community organizations.

Just last month, I had the privilege to catch an in depth conversation on the subject where Director of the Fluoride Action Network, Paul Connett and leading dentist in the fight against fluoride, Dr. Bill Osmunson dug into the issue for 3 hours. Here are some clips from the show.

What’s the Debate?

Adding fluoride to the public water systems, otherwise known as fluoridation, has occurred for more than 60 years in the United States. Given this basic historical fact, the immediate question that comes to many peoples mind when they are confronted with the debate is;

“If fluoridation is so bad for us, wouldn’t we already have figured it out? Wouldn’t there be mountains of evidence to illustrate the toxic effects?”

Opponents claim that this evidence does exist, and that much of the scientific and government community simply fail to acknowledge it. It’s curiously regarded as a combination of sticking one’s head in the sand along with a fear of taking a stand against conventional baked-in thinking. Among other statistics, defenders retort that the evidence for fluoride benefits is proven by US general population tooth decay reductions in the order of 50-60% since WWII. This statistic is one of the most controversial as these same reductions, over the same time periods, are shown in countries that have never engaged in water fluoridation.

Where Does Fluoride Come From?

Sodium fluoride, used in fluoridation, is a hazardous-waste by-product from the manufacture of aluminum. It is a common ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, anesthetics, hypnotics, psychiatric drugs, and military nerve gas. Fluoride is more toxic than aluminum and studies have shown that fluoride consumption increases the body absorption rate of aluminum by 600%. There are, however, controls set in place to manage this risk. The EPA has maximum water fluoridation levels set at 1 ppm (part per million) and every day many of us are given the opportunity to read a warning on the back of our fluoride toothpaste:

“Keep toothpaste out of the reach of children under 6. If swallowed get medical help or contact poison control center right away.”

But, are these controls enough to protect the general population to the serious downside risks?

Harmful Effects of Fluoride

What is not up for debate is that fluoride harms bones, causes stiff joints, encourages skeletal abnormalities, raises the risk of cancer, results in genetic damage, can damage the thyroid, and hampers nervous system function in humans. Opponents of fluoridation have a real cause for concern given that fluoride acts as a cumulative poison gradually and increasingly affecting the body over long periods of exposure. As a result, potential toxicity becomes a function on how much water is consumed on a daily basis, the individual’s body weight, and the body’s ability to filter and eliminate the chemical. These are wide margin variables that may allow a relatively large percentage of the population to fall into a toxic range over time.

Recently, there has been government studies that attest to fluoridation dangers. In 2005, a CDC study showed irreversible enamel fluorosis in 1 out of 3 children. Then in 2007, the ADA warned parents not to mix baby formula with tap water in the first 12 months of development so as to avoid fluoride intake. Just recently in June of 2008, the National Kidney Foundation stated the kidney disease patients should be notified of the potential risks of exposure to fluoride. Unfortunately, many individuals with thyroid disease and other ailments have been complaining about fluoridation without an official government response.

Inherent Problems with Fluoridation

Each year our scientists are getting better at understanding the toxic implications of fluoride, and one point is glaringly obvious. With water fluoridation, you cannot control the dose ingested, both children and adults are treated with similar doses, and unless the public filters their water, they cannot opt out of this mass medication. Regardless of where one stands, it’s apparent that legitimate scientific data is challenging the entrenched “all benefits and no-risk” philosophy of water fluoridation, and all parties must openly and fairly revisit this practice.

 

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Natural Herbs For Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly called diabetes mellitus type II, non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM), obesity related diabetes, or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that is mainly characterized by insulin resistance, insulin deficiency, and hyperglycemia. It is rapidly rising in the developed world, and there is some evidence that this pattern will be followed in much of the rest of the world in coming years. The CDC has characterized the rise as an epidemic.

Unlike Type 1 diabetes, there is little tendency toward ketoacidosis in Type 2 diabetics, though it is not unknown. Complex and multifactorial metabolic changes lead to damage and operating impairment of many organs, most importantly the cardiovascular system in both Types. This leads to substantially increased morbidity and mortality in both Type 1 and Type 2 patients, but the two have quite different origins and treatments despite the similarity in complications, which often confuse even diabetics.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common kind, affecting more than 90 percent of diabetics. This type generally hits around age 50 to 55 as people get older and fatter. In contrast to juvenile diabetics, most type II diabetics, when diagnosed, have plenty of insulin in their bodies. However, something blocks the insulin so it cannot do its job properly.

To understand how to reverse type II diabetes, you have to know what causes it.

Studies demonstrate a strong relationship to fat – both fat in the diet and fat on the body. The disease is rare in areas of the world where fat intake is low and obesity uncommon.

Normally insulin, a pancreatic hormone, enables body cells to use glucose and controls blood sugar levels. But, most of the time the problem in adult-onset diabetes is not a defective pancreas unable to produce sufficient insulin, but a lack of sensitivity to insulin. The resistance of the cells to insulin appears to relate directly to obesity and to excess fat in the diet and possibly in the liver.

Causes of Diabetes

James Anderson, M.D., professor of medicine and clinical nutrition at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine and a widely respected authority on diabetes, evaluated the effect of diet on blood sugar levels. Just as others have done before him, Dr Anderson was able to turn lean healthy young men into mild diabetics in less than two weeks by feeding them a rich 65 percent fat diet. A similar group, fed a lean 10 percent fat diet plus one pound of sugar a day, did not produce even one diabetic after 11 weeks when the experiment was terminated.

Several treatment centers have convincingly demonstrated that most type II diabetics can normalize their blood sugar levels, often within weeks, by following a simple diet, very low in fat and high in fiber, coupled with daily exercise.

Lowering the amount of fat, oil and grease in the diet plays the crucial role. When less fat is eaten, less fat reaches the bloodstream and the liver. This begins a complicated process that gradually restores the sensitivity to insulin, which can then facilitate the entry of sugar from the bloodstream into the body cells. The effect is often dramatic. A type II diabetic who lowers daily fat intake to about 10 percent of total calories can often bring blood sugar levels to normal ranges in less than eight weeks. Many are eventually able to get off diabetic medication entirely – Both pills and injections.

Beginning Signs Of Diabetes

- The classical symptoms are polydipsia (excessive thirst), polyphagia (excessive appetite), and polyuria (excessive passage of urine). Early in the disease however, few symptoms show up — perhaps some increase in urinary frequency and thirst. Of the 16 million diabetics in America it is estimated that 7 million don’t know they have it. As the disease progresses, its effects are devastating, affecting all organs of the body and gradually destroying them. Consider the risks of unrecognized or poorly controlled diabetes:

- Eight out of ten diabetics develop eye problems. Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness in developed countries.

- Diabetics are 18 times more likely to experience serious kidney damage than are nondiabetics. Some 25 percent of kidney dialysis patients are diabetics. Diabetes is a potent promoter of atherosclerosis (plugging of the arteries). The result is that diabetes more than doubles the risk of heart attacks and strokes. It can also lead to sexual impotence, hearing impairment, intermittent claudication (disabling leg cramps) and gangrene (half of all foot and leg amputations in adults are from this cause).

Natural Diabetes Cure

Diabetes is a leading cause of new blindness, foot and leg amputations, and hearing impairment. The worst part is that many people suffer needlessly. Here is the formula that can help beat this disease and reverse it.

Eat more natural fiber-rich foods, simply prepared, low in fat, grease, and sugar. Freely use whole-grain products, tubers and legumes, Salads and vegetables. Eat a substantial breakfast daily—a hot multi grain cereal will curb your appetite for hours and stabilize your blood sugar.

Use fresh whole fruits, but not more than three servings a day (if you have diabetes).

Avoid refined and processed foods. They are usually high in fat and sugar, and low in fiber.

Markedly reduce fats, oils, and grease. If you use animal products, use them lean and very sparingly, more like a condiment. And avoid oily and creamy dressings and sauces.

Walk briskly each day. Two 30 minute walks everyday are ideal to help burn up extra sugar in your blood. One hour of walking is equivalent to 5 units of insulin.

Work with a physician experienced in the effects of dietary therapy to monitor and adjust your insulin need.

Diabetes Healing Foods

Legumes – They help regulate the level of glucose in the blood because of their fiber content, legumes are a fundamental food food for diabetics.

Vegetables – Vegetables are great for diabetics because of their low calorie content. The best are: broccoli, cauliflower, all types of cabbage, endive, lettuce, green beans, peas, and cucumber.

Whole Grains – They help prevent diabetes, particularly barley, oats, and wheat.

Fruit – The idea that diabetics should not eat fruit because of its sugar content is a serious error. Fruit is necessary in cases of diabetes, since it contains antioxidant vitamins that mitigate the course of the disease and protect against the cardiovascular complications that tend to accompany it. Do not eat dried fruits (raisins, dates, etc.) Mangos and bananas are best tolerated.

Nuts – Oil-bearing nuts, as well as sunflower and squash seeds, supply energy in the form of easily assimilated fatty acids, vitamins B and E, and minerals.

Artichoke – The artichoke’s active ingredient, cynarin, is mildly hypoglycemic (lowers the level of sugar in the blood). It also contains inulin, a carbohydrate beneficial to diabetics.

Celery – It helps regulate blood glucose levels, reduces cholesterol, and neutralizes excess acids that may be produced in the body because of diabetes.

Avocado – It helps maintain an adequate blood sugar level, reduces cholesterol, and balances the fat composition in the blood.

Onion – It helps reduce blood glucose levels in cases of diabetes. They are also blood alkalizers and protect against arteriosclerosis, which is beneficial to the diabetic.

Potato – It provides complex carbohydrates and fiber, which causes them to release glucose slowly during digestion.

Wheat Germ – The combined action of the vitamins B1 and E present in wheat germ explains its anti-diabetic effect: 4 or 5 spoonfuls can reduce the glucose level and the need for insulin.

Antioxidants – These protect the cells from the harm occasioned by excess sugar in the extracellular media (outside the cell), and its lack in the intracellular space (within the cells).

B group vitamins – Vitamins B1, B2, and B6 are essential for glucose metabolism, transforming it to energy. Wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, legumes, and nuts are good sources of these vitamins.

Magnesium – Adult diabetics run the risk of a lack of this mineral involved in insulin production in the pancreas. Wheat bran, nuts, seeds, and legumes are good sources of magnesium.

Trace Elements – Chromium, copper, and manganese are involved in insulin production.

Fructose – It is a monosaccharide sweeter than saccharose or common sugar. It is found naturally in fruits, together with glucose and saccharose. It requires less insulin for metabolism, so diabetics assimilate it more easily than glucose.

Natural Herbs For Diabetes

Gymnema – This remedy is one of the most widespread used herbs to treat diabetes. A component of the herb called gymnemic acid, blocks the tongues ability to sense things that are sweet. This may be helpful for people with a sweet tooth. This herb also stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin and to enhance the activity of insulin. Both type one and type 2 diabetes can benefit from this herb.

Fenugreek – the Greek and Romans to treat diabetes used this spice. Modern researchers have discovered that fenugreek seeds lower blood glucose; reduce insulin levels, and total cholesterol. Nutritionists agree that anyone with diabetes should make fenugreek seeds a part of their diets.

Diabetes Herbs

Bitter Mellon – This fruit contains several phytochemicals that mimic sulfonyurea drugs, without the side effects. Bitter melons also contain compounds that are a close chemical relative of insulin.

Bilberry – Bilberry is a rich source of anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, two of the many types of flavonoids. These flavonoids are well known for their beneficial effects on capillaries. One of the main complications of diabetes is damage to the small blood vessels of the eye, the kidneys, and the tips of the toes and fingers.

Grapeseed extract – Grapeseed has the same benefits for diabetes sufferers as bilberry.

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Is Celery Seed Good for Gout?

Aug 14, 2011 | By Sydney Hornby, M.D.

Sydney Hornby, M.D.

Sydney Hornby specializes in metabolic disease and  reproductive endocrinology. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and  Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he earned his M.D.,  and has worked for several years in academic medical research. Writing for  publication since 1995, Hornby has had articles featured in “Medical Care,”  “Preventive Medicine” and “Medical Decision  Making.”

 

There is anecdotal evidence that celery seed is good for  gout, but very little research exists to support the claim. Celery has been used  in herbal medicine for thousand of years to treat ailments such as arthritis,  indigestion and colds. Gout is a form of arthritis. If celery seed helps to  improve gout symptoms, it may be due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Do not  take any supplements without first consulting your physician.

Gout

Gout, a particularly painful type of arthritis, may be  associated with the past, but it is a very modern disease. It is triggered when  uric acid crystals build up in your joints, often in your toes. Gout can cause  swelling, stiffness and a feeling of heat. Although high fat diets are  associated with gout, it can also be caused by drinking too much alcohol, stress  or even genetics. Gout affects men more often than women, according to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inflammation

Doctors usually prescribe anti-inflammatory medication  and recommend lifestyle changes for their patients diagnosed with gout or  arthritis. Medication helps reduce the pain and swelling associated with both  conditions. Celery seed has been used as a natural treatment for gout because it  has the ability to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms, as well as lower  stress levels.

Sedanolide

According to an article published in the Fall 2001 issue  of “In Vitro and Molecular Toxicology,” celery seed oil contains high levels of  sedanolide, a natural compound that possesses anti-inflammation properties. In  his book, “Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for Practice on a  Scientific Basis,” Josef A. Brinckmann writes that several patent applications  on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hint at this therapeutic use  for sedanolide. Sedanolide also provides celery with its distinctive  smell.

3nB

Celery seed contains a chemical called   3-n-butylpthalide, or 3nB. In his book “The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods,”  Michael Murray writes that celery seed extract containing 85 percent 3nB can  successfully treat symptoms of rheumatism, a generic term for arthritis.  According to Murray, over time 3nB may help dissolve uric acid  crystals.

Dosage

There is no recommended dosage for celery seed.  Researchers must conduct additional human studies to confirm its effectiveness  as a gout treatment. If you choose to take celery seed extract, take one or two  capsules or tablets three times per day, or up to 1/2 tsp. three times daily.  You can also prepare a tea by crushing whole celery seeds into a powder. Do not  take celery seed if you are pregnant or have kidney problems.

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FYI:  Ford is taking the “sustainability” lead in the auto industry and is now making plastic car parts from soy and corn.  Amazing… the same GMO soy and corn that Food Inc. puts into almost every processed food on the shelves for human consumption is now being used to make “biodegradable plastic”. Before you know it our brilliant leaders will commision some laboratory hidden in a mountain somewhere to make human organs or maybe android worker slaves out of soy and corn! Between Monsanto and Standard Oil (Exxon, etc.) there will be very little for sale in this country that is not made from oil or GMOs. Yet the population remains silent.

August 2013

Geneticly altered food products and ingredients are EVERYWHERE!!!!  I assure you, unless you have been out of the USA for the last year, you have probably consumed a lot of GMO products without even knowing.  GMO’s are big profits for the big Chemical and Food Companies who produce your food in test tubes and laboratories.  It looks like corn…it tastes like corn…But it is not real corn.  It is the product of genetic engineering and there has been no human testing required by our government agencies to ensure it is safe for human consumption.  The FDA just takes the word of Monsanto, Dow Chemical and others who claim there is no difference between real corn and their high profit FRANKENCORN.  Uhh….Hello.  If it is genetically altered by man in a laboratory and patented it is not natural. End of discussion.

The following is a list of genetically engineered crops that have been approved for sale in the US by the President , the USDA, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Corn, Soy and Canola products are in almost every food item in the stores.  There is no law that requires manufacturers, food service and resturaunts  to label their products as GMO.  So what is in the so-called “food” they are selling to you? The current POTUS Obama campaigned in 2007 on the promise that he would make GMO labeling mandatory because people deserve to know what they are buying. With that promise alone he was supported by millions of people who believed him.  This article reveals what he secretly did, behind closed doors, instead the following year .http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/317358

Here is his promise ,way…way back in 2007, to the American voters.

Do you remember these assured promises in 2008?

Between 2010 and 2012 these are the crops which our government has approved for sale to humans without labeling:

 canola (canola oil)

corn, including popcorn and sweet corn but not blue corn

cotton

flax

papaya

potatoes (Atlantic, Russett Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody)

red-hearted chicory (radicchio)

soybeans

squash (yellow crookneck, zucchini)

sugar beet

tomatoes, including cherry tomatoes

Percentages of Commercialized GM Crops in the U.S.:

(Number in parentheses represents the percentage of the US production of that crop that is genetically modified.)

Currently commercialized GM crops in the U.S. include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres/approx. 50%). 

So, you say you only buy these vegetables from organic sources. EXCELLENT !!!  Keep reading.

Some of the Foods That Contain GM Ingredients:

  • Infant formula
  • Salad dressing
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs
  • Margarine
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Candy
  • Fried food
  • Chips
  • Veggie burgers
  • Meat substitutes
  • Ice cream
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Tofu
  • Tamari and Soy sauce
  • Soy cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Protein powder
  • Baking powder
  • Any sugar not 100% Cane
  • Confectioner’s glaze
  • Alcohol
  • Vanilla (may contain corn syrup)
  • Peanut butter
  • Enriched flour
  • Pasta
  • Malt
  • White vinegar

Other Sources of GMOs in your diet:

  • Dairy products from cows injected with the GM hormone rbGH
  • Food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and processing agents, including the sweetener aspartame (NutraSweet�) and rennet used to make hard cheeses
  • Meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals that have eaten GM feed
  • Honey and bee pollen that may have GM sources of pollen
  • Contamination or pollination caused by GM seeds or pollen 

Below is a list of ingredients that are used in food, soaps, shampoos and cosmetics that are made from genetically Modified Organisms and are not good for your body.  READ YOUR LABELS  and look for these ingredients BEFORE YOU BUY ANYTHING that will negatively affect your health and organ function.  Memorize these secret names for GMOs.   Take this list with you the next time you visit the grocery store.  Buyer Beware. 

INVISIBLE GM INGREDIENTS in the products you buy and use.

 Processed foods often have hidden GM sources (unless they are organic or declared non-GMO). The following are ingredients that are made from GMOs.

 Aspartame (also called AminoSweet®,    NutraSweet®, Equal Spoonful®, Canderel®,  BeneVia®, E951) This is a rat poison and proven carcinogen.

baking powder

 canola oil (rapeseed oil)

 caramel color

 cellulose

 citric acid

 cobalamin (Vitamin B12)

colorose

 condensed milk

 confectioners sugar

 corn flour

 corn masa

 corn meal

 corn oil

 corn sugar

 corn syrup

cornstarch

 cottonseed oil

 cyclodextrin

 cystein

 dextrin

 dextrose

 diacetyl

 diglyceride

erythritol

Equal

food starch

fructose (any form)

glucose

 glutamate

 glutamic acid

 glycerides

 glycerin

 glycerol

 glycerol monooleate

 glycine

 hemicellulose

 high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

 hydrogenated starch

 hydrolyzed vegetable protein

 inositol (a sythesized B vitamin)

 inverse syrup

inversol

 invert sugar

 isoflavones

 lactic acid

 lecithin

 leucine

 lysine

malitol

 malt

 malt syrup

 malt extract

 maltodextrin

 maltose

 mannitol

 methylcellulose

 milk powder

 milo starch

 modified food starch

 modified starch

 mono and diglycerides

 monosodium glutamate (MSG)

 Nutrasweet

oleic acid

 Phenylalanine

 phytic acid

 protein isolate

 shoyu

 sorbitol

 soy flour

 soy isolates

 soy lecithin

 soy milk

 soy oil

 soy protein

 soy protein isolate

 soy sauce

 starch

 stearic acid

 sugar (unless specified as cane sugar)

 tamari

 tempeh

 teriyaki marinades

 textured vegetable protein

 threonine

 tocopherols (vitamin E)

 tofu

 trehalose

 triglyceride

 vegetable fat

 vegetable oil

 vitamin B12

 vitamin E

 whey

 whey powder

 xanthan gum

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) although usually derived from corn, is probably not GM because it is not likely made in North America.

 

July 2013
FOOD INC In BACK on line, Watch it now before they remove it again.

After watching Food INC check out the Classic documentary SUPER-SIZE ME

How to read produce labels.

The failure of Fluoride and the Public water supply. If fluoride prevented cavities why do we still get them?

June 1, 2013

The Monsanto Protection Act

Monsanto spent $6 million on lobbying last year, and their payoff was the “Monsanto Protection Act,” which was written anonymously, passed in secret, and allows Monsanto to keep selling genetically engineered seeds (GMOs) even if a federal court says they may pose a health risk.

Deceptively named the “Farmer Assurance Provision,” the Monsanto Protection Act allows Monsanto and other companies to ignore existing food safety rules, and continue selling genetically modified seeds even if a court has blocked them from doing so until the product undergoes investigation to determine if it is safe or not.

Even worse is how this shameful giveaway became law. It was inserted anonymously(transparently), and without review into the must-pass budget bill to avoid the government shutdown in March.

The courts provide a vital check and balance process to allow US citizens to challenge approvals that were conducted too hastily – as when federal courts found the USDA’s 2009 approval of Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets to have been based on an insufficient review.

But the Monsanto Protection Act strips the courts of the power to halt seed sales, and actually compels the USDA to approve products whose approval the courts have challenged. This adder Bill is so outrageous, that even the USDA suggested that the provision might not be enforceable in what appears to be their public effort to “save face” for the Department and the Administration.

There is an opportunity to undo this inexcusable and habitual Washington-action of putting special interests like Monsanto ahead of our health and the safety of our food. As with any illegal, dangerous or unconstitutional law, citizens can urge the Senate to take action and repeal the provision.

The Raw Opinion: Due to the food industry’s control of the USDA and FDA it is now, more than ever, necessary to force mandatory food safety labeling (http://rt.com/usa/connecticut-first-gmo-labeling-law-241/).  Labeling of the food supply needs to be instituted and enforced. It all makes me wonder why Washington claims to care about the health and safety of the citizens whenever the cameras are rolling yet they consistently ignore the people’s overwhelming demands to label all foods with two simple words “Contains GMOs”. Label it and let people decide what they buy.  Washington  passed laws that require warnings on tobacco, alcohol and plastic bags stating that these things might jeopardize your health or even kill you…why not demonstrate the same concern with our nations commercial food supply?

The one word answer…PROFIT$.

Although I am not a big fan of Wikipedia, you can find  a simple summary of the Law and what transpired :   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmer_Assurance_Provision

 

 

Ok…So you now know that GMOs are everywhere and that the consumption of genetically modified food alters organ function and with a green light to proceed from our elected officials without in depth human studies, the American citizen is making the healthcare and insurance industry super rich by ignorantly being the lab rats in a Bio-Tech GMO experiment. (Remember over 60 countries worldwide either banned, strictly regulate, or label GMO foods)

Maybe you believe that you are making wise choices at the grocery store. Maybe you believe that your children are being feed well by the first lady’s school lunch program and that your local politicians are ever diligent in their endeavors to protect and serve the public health situation, After all they stood united to bring us such things as mandatory seat belt and helmet laws, heavily taxing tobacco and alcohol, requiring expensive infant automobile seats and insurance coverage. (Instead of better driver’s education for safer driving), Smoke free public spaces, and bans on big sodas or big meal portions in resturants.(Personnally, I like getting a big meal for my dollar).  Well now, let us take a look at which companies think that profit is more important than the health and safety of US citizens… And you thought the GMO epidemic was insignificant because “strangers”, whom are blindly trusted for some bizarre reason, are watching out for your safety.

NON-GMO PROJECT RESPONDS TO USDA ANNOUNCEMENT OF GMO WHEAT CONTAMINATION

Bellingham, WA, May 29, 2013—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that an unapproved variety of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat was found in samples taken from a farm in Oregon. The variety detected was the same variety that Monsanto grew in test plots in 16 states from 1998 to 2005. There are no genetically engineered wheat varieties currently approved for sale in the United States or any other country.

Michael Firko, Acting Deputy Administrator for APHIS’ Biotechnology Regulatory Services states in the USDA’s press release: “We are taking this situation very seriously and have launched a formal investigation. Our first priority is to as quickly as possible determine the circumstances and extent of the situation and how it happened. We are collaborating with state, industry, and trading partners on this situation and are committed to providing timely information about our findings. USDA will put all necessary resources towards this investigation.”

The Non-GMO Project responded immediately by coordinating a surveillance testing strategy to help assess the extent of the contamination. The testing plan includes sampling wheat products from the national retail market as well as raw plant material directly from Oregon. The first tests are scheduled for Thursday, May 30, less than 24 hours after the USDA’s announcement. According to Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, “Our priority right now is to assure the integrity of Non-GMO Project Verified products and to assist in the USDA’s investigation. The current situation is yet another reminder of the serious risks posed by open-air field trials of unapproved GMO crops.”

This is not the first time a U.S. crop has been contaminated by an unapproved GMO. Most notably, in August 2006 the USDA announced that Bayer’s genetically engineered LibertyLink rice was found in two popular varieties of U.S. long-grain rice. The discovery led to rejection by foreign markets and a corresponding dramatic decline in U.S. rice prices. The LibertyLink contamination eventually resulted in a $750 million legal settlement between Germany-based Bayer AG and its affiliates and U.S. rice farmers. According to the Delta Farm Press, European Union purchases of U.S. rice remain only a small fraction of what they were before the 2006 contamination incident.

The U.S. wheat market has similar vulnerability. According to the Oregon Wheat Commission, Oregon exports 90% of its wheat production. More than 60 countries now require labeling of GMOs, and international regulations on import and sale of unapproved GMO varieties are strict.

With the Non-GMO Project Verified label currently the fastest-growing claim in the natural products industry and more than 30 states now working toward mandatory GMO labeling, widespread GMO contamination in wheat would also have serious repercussions for the domestic market. Westgate adds, “We remain hopeful that this is an isolated incident, but the Non-GMO Project will do whatever it takes to protect the consumer’s right to know.”

June 18, 2013

This article (link) reveals the semantics and shenanigans that take place everyday behind the curtain.  Keep in mind that these so called “Grown-Ups” are debating an issue that compares to agruing over how much gasoline, or feces, in drinking water is allowable. How much gasoline in your water is OK?  How about NONE! This case brings to light the fact that Monsanto is confirming that their GMO frankenfood genes are contaminating our entire food supply…  What does Monsanto want to do about it? They want to sue any farmer that possesses a contaminated seed! The USDA and FDA have allowed Monsanto to release GMOs into our food supply WITHOUT any health or safety testing, or proof of safety. Do you think that the fact that Ex-Monsanto executives are appointed to regulatory roles in both agencies have anything to do with that brainless decision?  Add to that F.U.B.A.R. —as this frankenfood begins it’s cross polination nightmare, our elite “legends in their own minds” sitting  in Washington pass laws that protect the insurrectionists that hide behind the corporate shroud and profit from these dangerous acts of altering nature. Have aliens landed and taken our capitol hostage?   Have these aliens tampered with their brains?  Humans need Air, Water, Food, Clothing, and Shelter to survive It appears as though either our politicians do not know that or they truly do not care.  In 2016 we need to elect smart and practicle people into office.  Less lawyers, career politicians or adgenda driven drones and more humans to protect our freedom, our rights and our basic survival needs .

Appellate Court Reaches Decision in Osgata Matter

The appeals court in the Osgata matter held that Monsanto is legally bound not to sue farmers or sellers of seeds that are inadvertently contaminated with up to one percent of seeds carrying Monsanto’s patented traits.

 

GMO-Free Pennsyvania group reminds Washington of pre-election promises.

Not directly about health and nutrition, but I felt it is important to remember that the lack of concern over the health and safety of the citizens of this great country is becoming so blatant and obvious that politicians believe that they can say and do anything without reprocussion.  We must listen to their double-speak carefully and hold them to their words.  They are supposed to be working for us.  We are not their slaves, servants or experimental rats to be sacrificed for unproven food product consumption without any concern or oversight.  Remember…they are all the same.  Listen carefully and reflect on the double speak aided by mainstream media. Next time you hear a Beltway politician speak remember this.

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