you are new here, then it's all new to you.
Organic Standards Under
They tried to sneak it through in
the middle of a bill no one read. We stopped them, but
the fight is not over.
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When action is needed, you are
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won't believe what is happening in Australia. It can't
A lot of people
want to know where we get our funding, what we do with
it, and why it costs us anything at all to run this
operation. I'll bite. Why?
Yes, we covered this previously, but we've found so much
more, especially pertaining to our immune systems, that
with all this Bird Flu terror circulating, we thought
you might like to know.
This Just In:
Russia Outlaws Microwave Ovens
Someone had to do it. They're killing us slowly,
or...quickly? "I just bought a microwave fireplace.
You can spend an evening in front of it in only eight
Don't Buy the Hype
master of the fake newscast, fake interview, and late
night infomercial, Kevin Trudeau has a book you need!
Mary Edwards Walker, MD
The second woman to graduate
from an American medical school, and the only woman to
be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
We've got four darn good
books for you. One on Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids,
another on a deadly Nanobacterium, and two on that
healing food, the coconut.
Review - GasAway
Pull my finger!
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
We finally answer
one question we get all the time. What's your favorite
discovery? I have quite a few.
Omegasentials Baking Contest
We've moved the deadline and
sweetened the pot.
Something old, something new,
something caught, yes, it's the flu.
Preventing the Flu
These steps should help most of us
avoid the flu, and if not, we've got ways of shortening
the duration and lessening the symptoms. And THIS
JUST IN: a report on Super Mega Doses of Vitamin C
from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service.
Avian Flu Fright:
Politically Timed for Global "Iatrogenocide"
by Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA,
Start your day with
a bowl of crud.
One reason this newsletter is so late.
Many sent to us by
our readers and an update from the Organic Consumer's
Lafter is the Best
a monk, a pirate, and a rabbi go into a bar...
October is National
Breast Cancer Month.
Do not be frightened
into destroying your health with a mammogram.
Myths and Alternatives
Everything you'll need for the cold and
We didn’t get into the Fortune 500 on our good
Did You Know?
out of Oxford showed an increase in brain function after
using Essential Fatty Acids: EPA, GLA, DHA. etc from fish
oil and evening primrose oil.
children in the study had been diagnosed with some form of
ADD or ADHD.
Without the Republican Party we’d just be one more crooked
Did You Know?
If the US could
raise fuel efficiency standards on our cars by just one mile
per gallon, we would save the amount of oil that could be
obtained from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in one
Raise it by 2.7 miles per gallon and we could eliminate all
the oil imports from Iraq and Kuwait combined. If we raised
it by 7.7 miles per gallon we would eliminate 100% of Middle
Eastern oil imports.
National Resources Defense Council
2 Elections + 1 Vice President + 1 War + 2 Hurricanes =
Did You Know?
out of Harvard showed that eating beans two or more times a
week reduced the risk of breast cancer.
Did You Know?
Obesity increases your
chances of chronic daily headaches.
With our connections, we don’t need accountants.
Did You Know?
out of Tufts University showed that omega-3 Essential Fatty
Acids slow the progress of prostate cancer.
If you were Dick Cheney, would you have done anything
Did You Know?
Recent studies show that
compounds in chocolate retard cancer cell growth.
Everything you'll need for the cold and
at Simply the
Mr President, did you get our bid?
Did You Know?
Over the past five years,
medical costs have risen at five times the rate of inflation.
Did You Know?
High dose Vitamin C
administered intravenously has been shown to cure polio,
acute hepatitis, and Lyme disease.
We've received a
good number of letters asking us to change our font,
change our background, and hey, how the heck do you
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read the archives in case you've missed something, and a
link to the subject index in case you are searching for
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home page has
changed a bit too. We are no longer the Wellness
Directory of Minnesota; we are the International
Wellness Directory. We are producing a
directory of wellness practitioners from around the
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tools at our site so that everyone can read the
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At the top is a
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Standards Under Attack
This time they
tried to sneak it through while we weren't
Some of you might wonder how in
the world these organic standards affect you. I
realize that many of you do not eat organic
foods. So, how does this affect you?
of farming on this planet has been thus: use up
the land and then move on. This is historical
I’m not sure of the latest
figures, but while I was in college, I learned
that 192 acres a day in California turn to
desert and will not grow a thing, because of
conventional farming techniques. The Sahara
grows, last I heard, by 25,000 square miles each
year. Additionally, fifty acres a minute of
oxygen-producing plants are eaten away by some
circumstance every minute of every day. The
best figures, (gained from the Union of
Concerned Scientists, Institute of Science in
Society, and various other scientific
organizations) indicate that land degradation claims 12-17
million acres of farmland each year.
over the world turns into desert
(desertification) because we’ve overused it and
stretched its capacity to sustain life beyond
farmers are stewards of the land. They practice
“sustainable” farming practices. For this alone,
we all must support them and support the
standards they’ve established.
you’ve all noticed that organic foods are
expensive. So have the factory farms, the
agribusinesses. They want some of that profit.
Imagine them being able to create organic foods
and sell it for less. Imagine how much they’d
rake in. I purchased a red pepper the other day
that sold for over seven dollars a pound.
Imagine agribusinesses selling their “organic”
red peppers for three dollars a pound. People
would jump at that; but sadly, the red pepper
would not be organic. It is organic only due to
them adopting the organic standards and growing
organic foods, the big money in the food
industry exerts a powerful influence on the government to
modify the organic standards so that factory
call their food “organic.”
In the end,
the consumer thinks s/he is buying organic food
and thinks s/he is supporting sustainable
farming techniques, when we are actually just
buying the same old crud that the conventional
agribusinesses have been producing all along --
only now they’re allowed to call it Certified
USDA will publish that they are considering
modifying organic standards and await the
response from the public.
Congress tried to slip one by us by burying the
organic standards changes in the middle of an unrelated bill.
proof of the profitability of the organic food
market, when the monied interests pressure
Congress to change the standards so they can
join in—without having to change their methods.
to Congress quashed the bill, at least for now.
Senate lawmakers were surprised at the number of
letters, calls, and faxes they got asking them
to uphold the standards. The pressure caused the
Senate to back off. For now, the newly
diluted standards will have to wait while the
Secretary of Agriculture (who does not
personally eat organic foods nor has he
supported organic standards) studies this issue
Health Action Center we got:
Although we’ve neutralized the
threat in the Senate, proponents of the rider
still have the ability to submit the
compromising language during House/Senate
conference committee sessions. That’s why
we need you to keep up the pressure.
your Senators and Representatives “hands off
organics” during conference negotiations
When we sent out our action alert
last week, we asked you to send a letter to your
Senator, telling him or her to oppose any
amendment that would weaken organic standards.
As the Agriculture Appropriations Bill heads
into conference committee, I ask you to send
another letter, this time to your U.S.
Representative, who until now may not have heard
from his or her constituents about the threat to
a letter today
We’re almost there. With
your help, we will send a powerful message to
our elected officials and government agencies
that we organic consumers value our food and are
willing to fight for it.
click the links above and send a letter. And
please read the next article and learn how you
can be notified immediately when our health
standards are being attacked.
Keep in mind
that the current administration has doled out
loans, grants, and tax breaks to corporate
agribusiness, but has completely overlooked the
small farmer who cares for the earth by
employing sustainable farming methods.
Organic Consumers Organization:
THE SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
Over the past month, Organic Consumers
Association (OCA) network members have deluged
Congress with over 170,000 letters, asking
policymakers to reject an industry sponsored
stealth "rider" to the 2006 Agriculture
Appropriations Bill. The rider would weaken
organic standards and allow hundreds of
synthetic substances in organic production
without prior review or public participation.
Feeling the heat from their constituents, the
U.S. Senate stalled the rider vote and forwarded
it on for discussion in the House/Senate
Conference Committee. Thanks to all of you for
contacting your Congresspeople! Unfortunately we
are up against powerful lobbyists from giant
food processors such as Kraft as well as
supermarket chains. If you have not taken
action, please send an email to Congress. If you
have already emailed or called your Senators and
Representative, thank you. Please consider
forwarding this action alert on to your friends
and colleagues. We hope to generate more than
250,000 letters to stop this rider from being
passed by Congress. TAKE ACTION:
everything you can to stop this; the stewardship
of farmable land is all our responsibility.
This Just In!
October 25, 2005
(this alert expires 11/15/2005)
Stop Factory Farm Dairy
Feedlots from Labeling Their
Products as "USDA Organic"
Click here to sign an important
petition to the USDA:
for the unusually high number of
emails from us right now.
Typically, you can expect only
one email from the OCA every two
weeks, but the national organic
standards are currently under
siege, as never before. As our
SOS Action Alerts and
Organic Bytes, have pointed
out over the past month, there
is currently an
industry-sponsored Sneak Attack
on organic standards in the U.S.
Congress. We've kept you updated
about this Sneak Attack,
involving an industry rider that
would greatly weaken organic
standards by allowing hundreds
of synthetic substances to be
used in organic production
without proper review by the
National Organic Standards Board
and the organic community. We
will keep you posted on that
issue, and appreciate the more
than 200,000 individual emails
the OCA network of consumers has
generated to Congress on that
issue. We need a similar
response from you on the
following, equally serious
Under pressure from big
agribusiness, the USDA is
deliberately refusing to take
action against factory farm
dairy feedlots who are
unethically selling their
products as "organic." This
blatant labeling fraud is
compounded by a loophole in
federal organic regulations that
is allowing unscrupulous organic
dairy farms to import young
calves from non-organic
conventional farms (where the
animals have been weaned on cow
blood, injected or medicated
with antibiotics, and fed
genetically engineered corn,
soybeans and cotton seeds, laced
with slaughterhouse waste and
tainted animal fats). These
confinement and feeding
practices are inhumane,
unsustainable, and unfair to the
majority of organic dairy
farmers, who follow strict
organic principles on pasture
access and animal feed, and do
not import animals into their
herds from conventional farms.
Take action here:
MILK COME FROM?
Some of the factory
farms that currently
confine thousands of
cows in close
operated by leading
organic dairies such
as Dean Foods
and Aurora Organic
Dairy (producer of
store brand organic
milk to chains such
as Wild Oats, and
On November 16, in Washington,
DC, organic consumer and farm
representatives will attend the
National Organic Standards Board
meeting to urge the USDA to stop
allowing giant intensive
confinement dairy feedlots to
illegally market their milk as
"organic." The OCA
will be presenting a petition
with thousands of signatures,
which you can sign online right
four years, the USDA has ignored
requests from its own National
Organic Standards Board to
clarify standards on organic
dairy farms. These
clarifications would assure that
animals have access to pasture,
fresh air, and water, and that a
considerable portion of their
diet is pasture grass, as
opposed to grains and other
highly processed feeds used in
confinement feedlots. In
addition, OCA and organic
advocates want the USDA to put
an end to the practice of
allowing organic dairies to
increase their herd size by
importing young calves from
OCA and the public interest
Cornucopia Institute need
your help right now to pressure
the USDA to stop these
outrageous practices. Click here
to send a petition to the USDA:
these attacks on organic
integrity, OCA is
confident that we can
"Keep Organic Organic,"
just as we've done
before in 1998, 2002,
and 2004--when the USDA
agribusiness tried to
standards by permitting
food irradiation, sewage
and non-organic animal
feed to be allowed under
the "USDA Organic"
label. But to preserve
organic integrity, we
need your continued
vigilance, energy, and
financial support. For
more information, see
section of the
OCA website, which
is updated daily. Donate
CODEX is NOT Going Away.
Become a Health Freedom
Get notified when action is needed.
supplements, and organic foods are under attack. CODEX
is winning everywhere. You don’t think it can happen
here? Oh yes, it can.
Many of us never
thought America would violate international law and
start a preemptive war. We were wrong.
happen here, and it will happen here if we do not stand
together; if we do not act proactively and keep our
leaders in Washington deluged with our demands. Our
demands are very simple: Health Freedom.
In Australia, they
are trying to pass a law that will put you in jail for
up to 5 years for using a non-standard, non-approved
therapy -- on yourself.
Yes, if the law
passes, you can go to
jail for ordering some oleander
extract off the internet, or you can go to jail for taking the oleander
plant that grows on your front porch and drinking an
extract you made from it. It’s happening in Australia,
and it can happen here.
You must read this
article from Australia:
Goods Administration Amendment Bill 03150.
Here are two very
interesting articles from Down Under written by a health
freedom fighter there:
* * *
CONGRESS SET TO PASS LAW ELIMINATING LIABILITY FOR
Here is what the
bill will purportedly do:
federal agency which will be in charge will be
allowed: "to operate in secret, exempt from the
Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory
Committee Act, insuring that no evidence of injuries
or deaths caused by drugs and vaccines labeled as
"countermeasures" will become public."
Here is a site
where you can sign a petition to
Senate bill S.1873 (Biodefense & Pandemic
Vaccine & Drug Development Act).
But you must also
write your representatives in Washington.
Well, as full as
can be expected, considering numbers are not my
Most people writing
to us who ask about our affiliates and our income
sources are antagonistic. We've been accused of taking
big bucks from companies to promote their wares. One
recent letter from a reader told me that he had visited the Consumer
Labs web site and looked up the study of probiotics we
referenced in our article:
II. He attacked us for publishing a lie and said that the
probiotics we had reviewed (by Sedona Labs) weren't even
Luckily most of our
readers can actually read. The full study was not
published on the page he sent to us, only a sampling. We
got the full study from Consumer Labs in return for
linking to their site. It even states on the page this
character read that what was listed there are "some" of
the results of the study. This reader told us he could
never trust us again. Oh well.
Do we have to give
Full Disclosure to our readers? No, we don't. We've got
nothing to hide (except our incompetence) and we're not
only not afraid to let the world know how we survive
here, we're quite proud of how we've done it.
Keep in mind that we
are NOT a charitable organization because we would have
to keep immaculate records. I am not a good businessperson. I have a
that affects my memory and ability to do math, etc. I
spend a lot of my time looking for things that were just
in my hand. It recently took me four days to get some
checks mailed to the bank because I kept misplacing
them, losing the deposit slip, and then when I had it
all in the envelope, I lost the envelope. Last week, I found a check on my desk that was
sent to us 14 months ago. You really don't want me
running your business, I'm sure.
So, here goes:
We are just a tad
over $50,000.00 in debt. Half of that ($24,000.00) is
owed to creditors. What are our expenses? We have
$17,000.00 in printers, and a $9,000.00 computer system (and
software) that is backed up to external drives. There is
some 20+ years of research on our computer system that
we do not wish to lose. Until recently, we were paying
just under $90.00 per month for internet access
(Satellite and AOL), but we now have DSL which brought
down the costs significantly.
Sadly, I have to
report that the company selling us our printers really
put it to us. Before we had printed 200,000 pages on the
printer, we were told that it was now obsolete and that
we might have problems finding parts. We still owed
$14,000.00 on the printers.
Research is not
free. We subscribe to many journals and newsletters, and
as often as we can, we purchase a DVD that costs us nearly
$300.00 and helps us to locate practitioners for our
directory and for people seeking a practitioner who
won't poison, burn, or slash them to death. We ask for
donations when we find someone a
practitioner, but not everyone pays and we don't
turn anyone down.
As to where we get
our funding, first off, I must preface that I do NOT
recall the exact percentages we get from our affiliates.
I'm not good with numbers and I'm not about to waste my
time looking up every minuscule percentage we get;
suffice it to say, just read on and I'll tell you as
much as I know.
Amazon Dot Com: we have the same relationship with
Amazon as we have with Barnes & Noble. We've never
received a check from them yet. Our book links are
through either Barnes & Nobel or Amazon. If you wish to
purchase from them, fine; if not, that's your decision.
Buy Dot Com: same as above. I don't recall receiving
a check from them in over two years.
Simply the Best: A
lot of people have asked about our connection to Simply
the Best. It's very simple. I helped them get started.
The main idea was to support our work, support the small companies
that produce great products, get people (especially our
readers) the products at a discount, and hire the disabled. I
am a part time volunteer for them, downloading their
figures at the end of the month to bring to an
accountant at the end of the year. I answer letters at
times, and help to put out forest fires. However, the
business is not going well. The shipper has made a few
mistakes (he's recovering from a brain injury), there
were a lot of returns (which the company supplying the
product would not stand behind), and some bad luck
involving bad checks and undelivered products. Were
they making a profit, we'd be receiving some of it. But
so far, their contribution has been rather small. We're
just glad that they now have some good products, that
they give discounts to our readers, and that the
companies they support are doing well.
Learning Strategies: this is a local company that
produces CDs, DVDs, and video/audio tapes. Their products are
top quality and we do get a hefty percentage of each
sale. I think it's greater than 25%. We've gotten about
$300.00 in the past two years from them. They make one
of the best
Qigong packages we've ever seen. Additionally, they
produce some of the best CDs and audio tapes for
meditation. Well, it's not really your normal
meditation. They are called Paraliminal CDs and tapes.
They really are unique. I've been using them since
1991 when I first discovered them. You really should
check them out:
Paraliminal CDs and Tapes.
readers know that we maintain the highest standards of
integrity here. When the Masters Miracle people split
with the originator of the company, we ripped every reference to their products
off our website and promoted
the original product, Miracle II, instead. Master's
Miracle had been a big source of income; Miracle II
gives us nothing.
It is not uncommon
for readers to find references to products suddenly
absent at our site. It's very simple: if a person or
company is not straight with us; if their business
ethics are less than perfect, they will not find any
support at our site. I really don't care if they've
discovered a cure for death. In this life, the only
thing we have that we can truly call our own is our
We are all
volunteers here. Not a one of us earns a dime from our
work. When we go to print, we do pay the advertising
salespersons a commission, which is expected. If you
have trouble believing any of this, then you should read
this letter from our accountant.
You can even give her a call (her phone number is on the
We do not "exchange"
links with other sites. If they have a good product we
will review it and then link to them. Daily, webmasters
come to us asking if we will exchange links. We won't.
As to reviews, if
you have something out there you want reviewed, just
write and we will contact the manufacturers,
distributors, or author and try to get a review copy.
We've only been turned down a few times, but that has
been their loss, as many of the companies whose products
we've reviewed will tell you.
Lastly, if you've
made it this far, you probably remember that I said,
above, that half of our debt is owed to creditors. This
begs the question, "To whom is the other half owed?" It's
simple; it's owed to the management of this company.
We've all put our own money into keeping this ship
afloat. Perhaps one day we'll get it back, perhaps we
won't. The important thing is that we're going to do this
until we can no longer do it.
Keep in mind that we
sell none of the products we write about. We do sell
promotional items and our books. Some people assume that
this must be profitable, but because we give away more
books than we sell, no publishing company will take on
our books, and we've lost money on most of our
publications. When we finally sat down to figure out our
profits from our second edition of the directory, we
discovered that we had lost $4.00 on each book we sold,
putting us $12,000.00 into debt.
We will continue
selling our books, asking for donations, and selling
promotional items that will pay our debts. This month we
are selling a t-shirt that is
quite unique. We've only got a few left, so if you want
one, you'd better order soon.
In the future, since
publishing companies have finally been knocking at my
door concerning my fiction, we've decided to publish a
collector's edition of that fiction. Each book will be
handmade, the dedication page will contain whatever
the purchaser wishes to have printed there, along with its
"printing number" out of 100, and my signature. It will
sell for $200.00. It will be covered in hand made paper
(from weeds and cattails and the like). This book will be
something very special. After each short story, you will
find an essay on how the story was written. If you have
any interest, it would be best to
write and tell me, since once we do this (by
next summer) we're pretty sure they'll go fast. You'll
have a unique book, and we'll be able to pay our
my reputation as a photographer is growing, we sell
numbered prints of my photos for $200.00 each now.
Again, if you want a copy, numbered and signed, you must
write to me.
We apologize if our
newsletter seems a bit commercial with links everywhere
to buy products, but that's life. We have to pay our
bills and we support only the best companies out there.
That's how we do it and that's how we'll continue doing
And if you want to
support our efforts, keep in mind that 99% of the time
when you re-order from one of our affiliates, you have
to go through a link at our site in order for us to get
We've touched upon
probiotics (acidophilus being one most people are
familiar with) in the past, especially in our Digestion
Articles (Part Two), but felt that we really needed to
get into more depth on this subject since it is of such
importance. We've found some amazing new research
into the role of probiotics in our immune system.
Since we've focused
in depth in this issue on the Avian Flu (scare), much of
what we have learned comes down to this: your
preventive program MUST contain probiotics.
So we've updated the
Digestion articles with this new information. You
can find it right here:
And if you are
looking for probiotics, the best we've found (the best
has found) are from Sedona Labs and are on sale to our
the Best is having an unadvertised sale that only
YOU will know about: Buy 4 and get 1 free of any Sedona
Labs product at the site. This is a spectacular
discount. I did the math on this one and they're
barely making a profit on this sale. You will NOT find
any information at the site on this discount, simply
order 4 of one Sedona Labs product and you will get a
notification that you will be receiving 5 in your
shipment. If not, write me and I'll check this out.
We are in shock. The Russians know
something we've not yet caught on to: a healthy
population makes for a stronger democracy.
How can people who are sick and exhausted
fulfill their responsibilities or their obligations as
guardians of a democracy?
In a democracy, the president is a leader
and a servant. He is a servant to the people. The people
hold the power.
How much power can an ailing population hold?
Democracy demands we all participate. It
takes a healthy people to participate fully.
This is why Russia outlawed microwaves.
Microwave ovens are slowly killing us. Microwave ovens
create food that was never meant to enter our bodies.
As we fill our bodies with microwaved
poisons, we slowly fill up with inflammation and all the
various diseases inflammation brings on: cancer, heart
disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, MS, fibromyalgia,
and the list goes on, and on, and on.
We've written about microwaves in a
previous newsletter. One of the first links ever at
this site is
Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking, the report of
an actual study that was blocked from publication.
|Don't Buy The
Not when you can have it all for
I was asked by a
reader what I thought of Kevin Trudeau’s book,
I told him I hadn’t
read it, and probably wouldn’t. So, that reader went
out, bought it and sent it to me. I read it.
If you know anything
about Kevin Trudeau, you’ll know he spent time in a
federal penitentiary for credit card fraud and has been
investigated by practically everyone over some scheme.
However, I never
hold anyone’s past against them. Let’s face it, St
Augustine was a sinner long before he became a saint.
Having said that, I
can judge Trudeau’s book, Natural Cures "They" Don't
Want You To Know About in and of itself.
First off, there are
NO secrets in medicine, only things you’ve not yet heard
Second, no one
from the pharmaceutical industry cares one whit about
what you know or don’t know. The pharmaceutical industry
is not spending a dime trying to suppress information.
industry is spending billions to keep alternative
health products away from you. They want to own the
vitamin and supplement industry too, and overcharge you
for that like they’ve overcharged for their drugs. They
want to make sure that cheap alternatives are outlawed.
THIS is how they are spending their money, and they are
doing a bang up job. Read the articles about what is
going on in Australia.
Don’t buy into
Trudeau’s book is
chock-full of information. It is presented plain and
simple. There is no depth to his research. In fact, his
research is not really research, but simple plagiarism.
He hardly gives credit to anyone or tells you where he
found the information. It’s as if he bought a few books
on natural cures, garnered information from the web and
slapped this together. Which, in my opinion, is exactly
what he did.
I, too, could have
created a web site that same way, if my goal had been to
make money. However, my goal was to heal and help others
to heal. And I won’t just write out something that I do
not understand fully. I try to make the difficult,
obscure and complex a bit less difficult, obscure, and
complex to my readers. I try to simplify without
Trudeau’s book is
designed to make money only. He is not the consumer
advocate or the expert he claims to be, but he is an
expert at separating people from their money.
His book is one huge
advertisement for his web site and his newsletter for
which you can buy a lifetime subscription at the
minuscule cost of $495.00.
Or, you can come to
our web site for free. [What am I doing wrong?]
Here’s some further
reading about Trudeau and his schemes:
So, when you get
something in the mail about this hidden secret or this
secret ingredient, don’t believe it. It’s not a secret.
Many common substances are sold under "new names" in
order to generate bigger profits.
If you really want to know the truth about something,
you can write to us and ask. If we don’t know about it,
we will look it up.
Civil War Surgeon,
examination of the history of medicine, we have found an
extraordinary woman who served the Union army as the first
female surgeon the military had ever employed.
For those of you who
missed the Civil War article from our last newsletter,
written by a surgeon and medical historian, Dr Julius
Prestigiacomo Bonello, here you go:
Civil War Medicine.
For the rest of us,
let's take a look at this
Mary Edwards Walker.
Four great books for you. Click
the "book" to learn how to purchase it. These
purchases support our work, a bit.
Dr Garry Gordon's book,
The Omega-3 Miracle is the most thoroughly researched
and delightfully presented book on these miracle fats
I've ever read. In fact, I was given two books on the
same subject and the other was so eclipsed by this one,
I refuse to hurt the author by publishing that review here.
Click here to read our review of
The Omega-3 Miracle.
The Calcium Bomb: The Nanobacteria Link
to Heart Disease and Cancer
entire story is amazing. The discovery, the battle over
the discovery, the tests and further studies, and
finally the simple fact that our arteries have another
enemy that came from nowhere. Click here to read our
review of The Calcium Bomb.
Dr Bruce Fife loves
our little web site. He sent me two more review copies
of his latest coconut books. They are a must in every
kitchen and first aid kit. Click here to read our review
of Coconut Cures, and click here to read our review of
Cooking with Coconut Flour.
Note: GasAway has been
discontinued because their new digestive enzymes called
NextZyme contain those gas fighting enzymes. Read about
I have tried everything. When the Sedona
Labs rep called me offering me a couple bottles of
GasAway, I told them just that. I’ve tried all the
probiotics, digestive enzymes, BeanO, GasX, you name it.
If someone makes a product for flatulence, I’ve tried
A little gas is normal. A lot of gas is a
sign that you are not properly digesting your food. It’s
a struggle to find out what’s missing. Like I said, I’ve
tried everything. So when the rep from Sedona Labs told
me they had an anti-flatulence formula for me to review,
I jumped at the chance to test it.
The most amazing thing about GasAway is
its price. I thought it would cost as much as their
other products, but when I called and asked for the
retail price, they told me $8.99.
But first let me tell you how I tested
I took two capsules before the meal. The
recommended dose is one capsule before a meal. Yeah,
I sat down to one of my favorite Mexican
meals: Bean burritos, chips, salsa, hot sauce, and a
good beer (life is too short to drink cheap beer).
Normally, within 45 minutes of this meal,
I’m tooting like a tug boat.
That night: Nothing.
Later that night, just one “pfffft”
escaped, but beyond that, nothing.
I was in shock.
I ordered a case.
I can date again. :o)
So, if you have a toot or two now and
then, this isn’t for you. But if the US Department of
Energy has your tush listed on their natural gas
reserves, you might want to consider using
Contact our friends at
Simply the Best, and keep in mind they’re having an
unadvertised Buy 4 get 1 Free sale.
These Are a Few of My Favorite
It’s been a non stop
20+ year quest….and still going.
No matter where I go
or what I’m doing, the one thing people want to know,
the question I am most often asked, goes something like
this: from all your research, what has been your best
Most of the time,
the person asking the question means products; something
solid like an herb or a vitamin. They don’t want to hear
about the spiritual healing processes I’ve discovered in
which one can heal ones life in an instant, but, sadly,
hardly anyone does because her/his belief system will not
So, what are my best
discoveries on this journey so far?
I put off reviewing Electrolyzed water
for over a year. I was so busy being busy that it had to
take a back seat. Funny, eh?
This is the most amazing stuff in the
world. We are continually receiving testimonials on this
stuff; continually learning more and more about its
If you’ve not read our review of
Electrolyzed Water, you can click the link above. If you
have read it, then we’re just going to touch on a few
new things we’ve picked up since our last newsletter.
I’ve had people approach me to sell
machines that Electrolyze Water. They run for about
$3,000.00. The machines make darn good water. The only
problem is that the water will eventually return to
normal. We plan on testing this in the future and
reporting back to you on how long you can expect your
water to maintain its pH.
What I’m about to tell you is something
that just a few months back (when I first heard of it) I
said to myself, well this is something I’m not about to
pass on. Well, now I have to. It’s the only way to
explain the anecdotal evidence we’re getting in
testimonials about how powerful a detoxicating agent
this water really is, so here goes.
A woman came to me wanting to quit
smoking. She said she’d trade housekeeping for my
helping her quit. She said that in the past, when she’d
try to quit, she’d get a migraine that was so powerful
that by the second day, her moaning and screaming forced
her family members to run to the store to get her some
smokes. One puff, and the migraine began to fade.
From the first day, I had her drink a
quart a day of the alkaline water.
She experienced no withdrawal symptoms.
Not a one.
She calls me nearly daily, telling me how
I saved her life. Sure, she’s starting to gain a little
weight (that oral fixation is hard to placate). But she
has quit smoking; any addiction she has is only mental,
not physical, because the electrolyzed water detoxed her body of that
nicotine within 24 hours. That is the only explanation.
(I’ve added this to our How to Quit Smoking article and
our article Cleaning House – The Correct
Way to Detox.)
More and More Uses Coming In
The latest was from my cousin. She took
some of the acidic water along on her vacation.
She loved it for all its uses, but one day she spilled
red raspberry juice down her white shirt and onto her
pants. She had no quick change of clothing, but thought
about using electrolyzed water.
To her surprise, it took out the stain.
No one could believe it.
And of course, she’s like me. When she
got to her destination and used the acidic water with
her relatives there, she had to leave them the bottle
when she drove off. She just had to. It’s in my family’s
genetic structure. We are all missionaries for these
My Personal Use
I make ice with the alkaline water and at night, I
fill a mug with the ice, pour in 8 – 16 ounces and drink
her down. I keep it at my bedside and drink all night.
I’ve never felt better in my life.
You can go without food for a very long
time. We can’t go that long without water.
This was number one on my list till I
discovered Electrolyzed Water.
Our diets lack these essential fats and
we are a society on fire with inflammation. I’ve
probably mentioned Omegasentials more than any other
product at this web site, mostly because our diets lack
these essential fats, but also because this is the best
way I have found to get these life-saving lipids.
The product has cofactors that just stand
it head and shoulders above any other form of flax (and
flax oil) we’ve found, and it is water soluble, hence
It has fish oils added to it to make sure
you get your DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eiocosapentaenoic
acid) for brain and nervous system
At the time of this writing, we are
having an Omegasentials Baking Contest.
The recipes we’ve created already have
been received well by our readers, and we’ve gotten lots
of feedback, with most people saying they never thought
health food could taste so good.
Simply the Best was created to sell
Omegasentials to our readers at a hefty discount. You might want to check them
Personally, I love this stuff and use it
daily, whether on yogurt or in a smoothie, or in one of
Omega-Muffins. And I know, after five
physicians told me that I should have been killed from a
horse kick some four years ago now (that my aorta should
have burst from the kick) that it is my daily use of
Omegasentials that keeps my arteries supple and young.
You’d never expect salt to be much of a
discovery. It’s taken a lot of abuse over the years.
When Dr Albert Schweitzer found the first cases of
cancer in the African jungles, he suspected the culprit
to be the salt from American foods sent there. Your
cardiologist will tell you to cut back on salt if you
have a tendency toward high blood pressure.
But the salt I’m talking about here, my
favorite, is not processed, white table salt. It’s not
processed sea salt. It’s unprocessed salt. Processing
changes the salt; minerals are removed (in their natural
state) and sold back to us in an unnatural state. We can
buy them in health food stores or get them from
fortified cereals. In this form, they probably do
nothing for us. It won't stop the advertisers hyping
their "fortified" foods.
Celtic Sea Salt or
Himalayan Crystal Salt,
the minerals are ionic. Ions are electrically charged
particles. For a mineral to work in the human body, it must be in
an ionic form. I’ve written about both the
Celtic Sea Salt (Original
Article) and the Himalayan crystal salt at this web site. I
love them both. Both are charged with ionic minerals.
|The minerals in fortified Total, the
breakfast cereal, are not in an ionic form,
and for the most part, they go right through
you. Total should be called Total Crap (and
you must read about the iron in it:
Total Cereal. (See our article further
on about Cereals.)
I was diagnosed as being bipolar and the
doctor wanted me to try some lithium. I opted for the
natural lithium salts in
Celtic Sea Salt, and less than
a year later, they had to change my diagnosis.
Crystals are energy. We read about
electrolytes being added to solutions for babies and
runners. Electrolytes is just another word for an ion.
Adding just a pinch, a homeopathic amount, of Himalayan
Crystal salt to your water can improve your well-being
and overall health immensely.
Personally, people were amazed this past
spring when I traveled about the country. At a
restaurant, I’d whip out my bag of salt and share it. I
don’t like putting white, processed salt into my body.
The natural energy is gone; all that’s left are the
I’ve received a lot of mail from people
selling Himalayan salt who send me articles about how
polluted Celtic Sea Salt is. Celtic Sea Salt does take a
lot of abuse from the ocean since the oceans are the
worlds garbage dump, but
Celtic Sea Salt
is cleaned and
assayed each year. The stories of it being filled with
mercury and petrochemicals are promulgated by people
selling other salt. (Again, this is why we sell nothing.
Our opinions are based upon facts, not profits.) I use
the Celtic Sea Salt for the mineral content and I use
the Himalayan salt for its subtle energies.
You can read my write up on
Iodine if you’ve not done it already, but in short, it’s
a form of iodine that Edgar Cayce described in one of
his trances. The stuff works and works well. It’s a
Automodine has been known to help clear
up malaria in just a few hours. It is antifungal and
antibacterial. Someone asked me: if I had an earache
which would I use? Automodine or Electrolyzed Water?
They both work well.
My answer was
Because it is a nutrient our bodies need. Putting it on
your skin (or under your toenails or between your toes;
great for toenail fungus or athletes foot, though it
stings a bit) gets it into your body (as does anything
we put on our skin).
Did you know that the US Military is
stockpiling potassium iodide? This is a form that can be
taken orally and protects the body against thyroid
cancer caused by exposure to radiation. We’ve written
about this previously: after the nuclear holocaust in
Japan, the people there detoxed themselves of the
radiation by eating miso soup with seaweed. Seaweed
Our military seems to think that there is
a pretty good likelihood of our being hit with a nuclear
or dirty bomb. Some seem to think that America is ready
to launch a nuclear war with Iran (who could put it past
us, eh?). Either way, there seems to be a shortage of
potassium iodide in the world right now.
One problem with this solution to high
radiation levels is that it must be taken prior to or
right after contact with the radiation. Thus this
stockpile of potassium iodide must be located near the
contamination area, which is pretty hard to determine
Iodine is a needed nutrient that is
lacking in most diets. Our government requires salt
add iodine to salt so that we get our daily requirements. The
required amounts established by our government are far
less than what good research tells us (as you can see in
the article we wrote).
We reviewed a form of iodine made by Phil
Thomas. He has recently sent us his
latest batch made
Some people are allergic to iodine and
must avoid it, and those with thyroid problems must be
monitored if using it.
If you want to take it orally in the
automodine form, Phil gleaned these instructions from
the Edgar Cayce
readings: In a glass of water, on Monday put one drop.
On Tuesday put 2; Wednesday 3; Thursday 4; and Friday 5
Potassium Iodide might require a
prescription (there are ways to get around this) though
Phil’s automodine does not. (See below the article on
The importance of iodine in our diet is
enormous, yet we hear very little about it, so it is my
job to inform you just how important iodine is to health
The thyroid gland is a
butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally
located in the lower front of the neck. The
thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormone, which is
secreted into the blood and then carried to every
tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone is essential to
help each cell in each tissue and organ to work
right. For example, thyroid hormone helps the body
use energy, stay warm, and keep the brain, heart,
muscles, and other organs working as they should.
Let me emphasize: "The thyroid’s job is
to make thyroid hormone, which is secreted into the
blood and then carried to every tissue in the body."
That hormone is called thyroxine and it
contains 4 iodine atoms. Without iodine, your body will
not function properly, period.
Iodine Deficiency is the world’s
most prevalent – yet easily preventable – cause of
brain damage. Today we are on the verge of
eliminating it – an achievement that will be hailed
as a major public health triumph, ranking together
with smallpox and poliomyelitis.
Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD)
jeopardize children’s mental health – often their
very lives. They start before birth. Serious iodine
deficiency during pregnancy may result in
stillbirths, abortions and congenital abnormalities
such as cretinism, a grave, irreversible form of
mental retardation that affects people living in
iodine-deficient areas of Africa and Asia. However,
of far greater global and economic significance is
IDD’s less visible, yet more pervasive, level of
mental impairment that lowers intellectual prowess
at home, at school and at work.
From Dr David Brownstein’s book Iodine:
Why You Need It; Why You Can’t Live Without It:
Of all the elements known so far
to be essential for human health, iodine is the most
misunderstood and the most feared. Yet, iodine is
the safest of all the essential trace elements,
being the only one that can be administered safely
for long periods of time to large numbers of
patients in daily amounts as high as 100,000 times
the RDA. However, this safety record only applies to
inorganic, nonradioactive forms of iodine. Some
organic iodine containing drugs are extremely toxic
and prescribed by physicians. The severe side
effects of these drugs are blamed on inorganic
iodine although studies have clearly demonstrated
that it is the whole molecule that is toxic, not the
iodine released from it.
How important iodine is to overall health
and wellness can be summarized by listing all of the
conditions it affects:
Iodine is antibacterial, antiviral,
antifungal, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory when it
comes to preventing Hashimoto’s Disease, or autoimmune
It helps to regulate moods, prevent
cancer (especially in breasts, ovaries, uterus, prostate
and thyroid gland), prevent and treat fibrocystic
breasts in women, regulate blood pressure,
regulate blood sugar and prevent and treat
diabetes, and prevent abnormal cardiac
and the New England Journal of Medicine,
Dr Brownstein's book points out that
iodine is effective for the following conditions:
Breast Disease, Dupuytren’s
Contracture, Excess Mucous Production, Fatigue,
Fibrocystic Breasts, Hemorrhoids, Headaches and
Migraine, Headaches, Keloids, Ovarian Cysts, Parotid
Duct Stones, Peyronie’s, Sebaceous Cysts, Thyroid
Disorders, Cancers (breast, ovarian, thyroid,
And finally, iodine is utterly important
in the event of nuclear holocaust. In our detox paper,
Cleaning House - The
Correct Way to Detox, we point out how after
Hiroshima, the Japanese used seaweed soup to help detox
the radiation. Seaweed contains iodine. Having the
proper amount of iodine in your thyroid gland will
protect against radiation poisoning. Here is an article
that will show you how important iodine is, and how
important our government thinks it is too:
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY POTASSIUM IODIDE NOW
Unlike Dr Howenstine, I prefer Automodine
over potassium iodide.
Editor's Note: Before I go on to
number five, I should tell you that these first four
when used together, work in synergy. The first three are
about oxygen and energy. This last is a nutrient that
cares for the thyroid gland first, and then every cell
in the human body. Dr Budwig created a diet that cured
cancer with omega-3 fatty acids. Adding Electrolyzed
Water to this diet makes it even better. Electrolyzed
Water will not cure cancer on its own, though we've
received some great testimonials. Together, Electrolyzed
Water and Omegasentials make the body stronger and
healthier, and cancer cells just cannot compete in this
environment. Add the two salts and iodine, and
you have a foundation of perfect health. The minerals
from salt will affect every function in our bodies and
assist in healing anything that comes along. Iodine will
also help every function in the body, and protect
against disease. These first four of my favorites are
all about complete essential nutrition and energy.
Up till now, all the things we’ve talked
about can be considered essential to life. I read that
the average American could go 54 days without food. We
can’t go very long without water. (I just happen to like
Electrolyzed Water the best.)
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids are
essential to good health. Without salt, we die.
Iodine, too, is an essential nutrient. The essentials are
at the top of my list. After this, nearly all are ranked
the same (at least in my book), but if we have to assign
a hierarchy, here is the order in which they randomly
popped into my head.
Berries are optional, though for me, they
are essential. I’ve written about berries many times
here. The chemicals in berries are more powerful than
chemotherapy yet they don’t do a single disservice to
your body. They help fight cancer, heart disease, and
are just fantastic in smoothies.
One of my favorite statistics involving
red raspberries is this: “One cup of red raspberries
will stop prostate cancer growth for one week.” We found
this in a tiny booklet (Chemopreventive Properties of
Phytochemicals) sent to us by one of our readers.
The booklet is NOW available online:
Chemopreventive Properties of Phytochemicals.
In the future I'll tell you about some
new berries I've discovered that have many healthful
I’ve enjoyed very much my discovery of
mushrooms. In the early nineties I actually grew my own
shitake mushrooms because the dehydrated shitakes sold
for over $90.00 per pound. Today, the supply has
burgeoned dramatically and the prices have dropped
dramatically, for the shitake and the other medicinal
mushrooms. The only medicinal mushroom that has a nasty
taste is the reishi which can be found in an extract
form. It is very bitter and does not go good in recipes.
However the rest: shitake, maitake, and (my favorite)
the ABM mushroom are great in recipes. These things just
plain boost your immune system, and with the cold and
flu season on the horizon, this is the time to start
stocking up. I always have bottles and bottles of
mushroom extracts (and vitamin C & Echinacea) on hand
for those first signs of a cold or flu (How
to Beat the Cold & Flu Season).
My most recent discovery involving
berries is the Elderberry. Elderberry extract cuts your
influenza down time in half (and it’s been added to the
How to Beat the Cold & Flu Season.
On the islands, this is called the
Medicine Plant. We’ve written so much about this
wonderful food (and we have two new book reviews by
Bruce Fife on coconuts) that we really can’t say much
more right here, except to point to our past articles:
- Ron Salley Creams (Miracle
Ron had an idea. He wondered if you could
pull the good stuff out of herbs without heating them.
He was told that it was impossible. So, he set out to do
the impossible, and in doing so, he discovered that it
wasn’t impossible at all.
Ron’s creams are called
Miracle Skin, and
his customers agree that they are miraculous.
Personally, I’ve never found a better foot cream than
Sugar Foot. It heals cracks in just a day or two. His Healon PF™ is something that I take with me everywhere I
go. It’s perfect for cuts, scrapes, rashes, mold and
And now we’ve just discovered it’s great
on burns, even third degree burns.
I’ve updated the newsletter with our
review of Ron’s products
by adding a letter from a
physician and two very convincing before-and-after
You can read the letter here:
Dr Hall's Letter (and photos).
The photos are there, or you can see one
right now: This man had third degree burns on his nose
and his doctor felt that he was going to lose the nose.
The patient used Healon PF™ twice a day for three weeks.
The doctor was astounded, and so will you be:
Before and After.
I must tell you of a personal experience
with Ron Salley’s creams:
This summer, while banging away
at my computer keyboard, I noticed that my arm pits
where burning. I noted this and went back to work. I
ignored the pain till I could ignore it no longer. I
got up, went to a mirror, and raised up my arms. My
armpits had a terrible heat rash. It was painful
just to move my arm a tiny bit because the hairs
would pull at the red burning skin. I knew I had to
do something, so I grabbed my trusty Golden Touch
and sprayed. It felt good, but when I put my arms
back down, the burning came back. Ron Sally’s Healon
PF™ came to mind. It’s a very powerful lotion, but it
can also be quite painful, and since I’m a wimp and
I was already in enough pain, I thought maybe I
could put some SugarFoot on the rash instead. So I
did. Within 30 seconds, complete relief. I could go
on typing and no pain whatsoever. That night, I
looked and the rash was completely gone. Ron Sally’s
Miracle Skin creams and lotions are unparalleled in
this world. We’ve truly been honored to help him
promote his products.
Ron is presently creating three new
products: an Acne Formula, a Psoriasis Formula, and one
called Advanced Skin Care (ACS) formula. Again, he’s
been receiving lots of testimonials from these products
Simply the Best will soon be carrying them.
- Digestive Aids
One statement that really opened my eyes,
which we published in our series on digestion, is: The
inside of your colon is still the outside of your body.
This says it all. You can eat the best
foods in the world, but still not get their nutrition.
We’ve already focused on probiotics and
GasAway in this newsletter, and
we’ve also focused on digestive enzymes and a cluster of
digestive aids in the two articles on digestion:
Digestion Part One and
Digestion Part Two.
We can now tell you that Simply the Best is now carrying
Sedona Labs digestive aids and not only do they give our
readers (we are the only site advertising them) a hefty
discount, they currently are running an unadvertised
special that only you know about: Buy 4 of any ONE product and they will send
you one free bottle.
I’ve checked out the math behind this and
I can tell you that this sale makes them very little
profit. They are doing this for our readers, as an
introduction to Sedona Labs’ wonderful digestive aids.
As I said above, you will not see any mention of this sale at their site;
only our readers know about it.
If you order 4 bottles, they will write
to you that you will be getting 5 in the mail. If not,
PLEASE write to me:
When the sale is ended, we will remove
all references to it at our site, and they will post at
their site that the buy 4 get 1 free sale has ended.
So, for now, if you want to get a great
deal on digestive aids, just go here:
Simply the Best.
- Chi, Love, Beauty, and Joy
Healing works on many levels. To be true
to the holistic model, we can’t just take a vitamin, or
an immunomodulator, we must treat the whole person,
body, mind, and spirit.
When I discovered Chi (Qi), a whole
nother world opened up for me. Qigong changed my life.
It allowed me to build the subtle energies from within
and to help others heal. I’ve witnessed miracles:
Thank you, David for
your healing. I went back to the doctor and he said to
me, “I don’t know what you’ve done, but your tumor is
contained and we can now remove it.” Roxie.
That was from a letter I received from a
dear friend I’d met online, in a cancer support room. I
went to visit her and she took me on my very first trip
to see Niagara Falls. Afterwards, with friends and
relatives focusing their thoughts on healing her, I did
my first “group” healing. When we were finished, she gave
me the warmest hug of my life and told me, “David. I can
She’s smoked for years and had lung
cancer. It had spread through the lungs and was no
longer operable. As you can see from her letter to me,
something had happened, something miraculous. I was
overjoyed to be a witness to this.
However, we cannot stop death. Death is
not an enemy. Death comes no matter how healthy we are,
but for those healthy in body, mind, and spirit, it
comes quickly and greets them like an old friend.
Roxie died of cancer just a while back.
She refused to quit smoking, and her cancer came back.
We cannot change others; we can only change ourselves,
and even that is a struggle with much screaming and
It was not just the Chi that helped Roxie
during her healing, but the love. Love and chi are
sometimes the same. And the unconditional love from the
greatest power in the universe is the most healing
energy we’ll ever know.
And when you are healed and full of love
and the chi flows freely, we can discover beauty. My
journey to health has brought me to a place where I’ve
been allowed to capture beauty, the beauty of creation
and nature and the beautiful creation that is human.
Artists throughout the ages have painted and sculpted
the human form. It is one of the Great Spirit’s
creations that we’ve marveled at since the beginning of
time. When I read that “God created us in His image,” to
me that means something a bit different than the usual
accepted meaning. To me it means that our creator is in
everything created, and the beauty we see around us and
within us is that creator, shining through the creation.
I want to thank you all for allowing me
to share my journey with you, and I wish you all the
best: the best healing, chi, love, beauty, and joy. It’s
right there. All you have to do is reach out and grab
Omegasentials Baking Contest
We're sweetening the pot.
We've received a few requests to extend the
Omegasentials Baking Contest and so we are doing just that.
We are extending the contest
to February 2nd, 2006, Ground Hog's Day. And we're sweetening
the pot by offering the winner, not only three bags of
Omegasentials, but a copy of Bruce Fife's new book:
Our friends at
Naturals who supply us with all our
coconut needs just love us and sent us a copy of Coconut
Cures not knowing that Bruce Fife had already sent us a
copy. So, we'll be passing that on to the winner of the
Omegasentials Baking Contest.
You should note that we've
changed our recipe for Omega-Muffins just a tad. On the
page we substitute
Coconut Flour for wheat, and in all our Muffin recipes
we've now changed the amount of Omegasentials per recipe to one
and a half cups. This guarantees that each muffin will have two tablespoons of
Omegasentials, the recommended daily amount.
If you've not yet made our
you'll never know how good healthy food can taste.
A bit of history, and preventive measures we can
The following article was sent to me
Advocates for Health Freedom. The person running this
organization is a bit wacko and a fanatic. As most of
my readers know, I like to err on the side of wackos.
We've already covered this once in a newsletter:
but this article goes even further in depth.
After this article, we will give you
preventive steps we can all take. Things you can do
right now to strengthen your immunity for the coming
The Avian Flu and
BBC carried an
article on 5 February titled "1918 killer flu secrets
revealed" which tells us that the scientists claim to
now have figured out that 50 million people were killed
by a virus that "jumped from birds to humans".
Obviously this is to
prepare us for a "killer epidemic", something that is
supposed to hit any time now, be it this winter or the
next or the one after that.
Jon Rappoport found
the most interesting analysis of the 1918 flu disaster,
in a book by Eleanor McBean. And if you haven't heard of
drugless doctors yet, here's the place where you'll meet
THE FLU: 1918 AND
FEBRUARY 7, 2004.
You may have noticed that researchers are now saying
they have analyzed the virus that caused the 1918 global
pandemic of flu. They are linking it to a bird virus,
which stirs the pot on the current flap about avian flu
The PR goes this
way: If this current bird virus mutates just a little
bit in the wrong direction, we could see a replay of the
Here is another
analysis, written about 25 years ago by Eleanor McBean.
This excerpt, from chapter two of her book, Vaccination
Condemned [the book is out of print], makes a quite
I WAS AN
ON-THE-SPOT OBSERVER OF THE 1918 INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC
All the doctors and
people who were living at the time of the 1918 Spanish
Influenza epidemic say it was the most terrible disease
the world has ever had. Strong men, hale and hearty, one
day would be dead the next. The disease had the
characteristics of the black death added to typhoid,
diphtheria, pneumonia, smallpox, paralysis and all the
diseases the people had been vaccinated with immediately
following World War 1. Practically the entire population
had been injected "seeded" with a dozen or more diseases
— or toxic serumss. When all those doctor-made diseases
started breaking out all at once it was tragic.
dragged on for two years, kept alive with the addition
of more poison drugs administered by the doctors who
tried to suppress the symptoms. As far as I could find
out, the flu hit only the vaccinated. Those who had
refused the shots escaped the flu. My family had refused
all the vaccinations so we remained well all the time.
We knew from the health teachings of Graham, Trail,
Tilden and others, that people cannot contaminate the
body with poisons without causing disease.
When the flu was at
its peak, all the stores were closed as well as the
schools, businesses — even the hospital, as the doctors
and nurses had been vaccinated too and were down with
the flu. No one was on the streets. It was like a ghost
town. We [who didn't taken any vaccines] seemed to be
the only family which didn't get the flu; so my parents
went from house to house doing what they could to look
after the sick, as it was impossible to get a doctor
then. If it were possible for germs, bacteria, virus, or
bacilli to cause disease, they had plenty of opportunity
to attack my parents when they were spending many hours
a day in the sick rooms. But they didn't get the flu and
they didn't bring any germs home to attack us children
and cause anything. None of our family had the flu — not
even a sniffle— and it was was in the winter with deep
snow on the ground.
It has been said
that the 1918 flu epidemic killed 20,000,000 people
throughout the world. But, actually, the doctors killed
them with their crude and deadly treatments and drugs.
This is a harsh accusation but it is nevertheless true,
judging by the success of the drugless doctors in
comparison with that of the medical doctors.
While the medical
men and medical hospitals were losing 33% of their flu
cases, the non-medical hospitals such as BATTLE CREEK,
KELLOGG and MACFADDEN'S HEALTH-RESTORIUM were getting
almost 100% healings with their water cure, baths,
enemas, etc., fasting and certain other simple healing
methods, followed by carefully worked out diets of
natural foods. One health doctor didn't lose a patient
in eight years.
The very successful
health treatment of one of those drugless doctors who
didn't lose any patients will be given in the other part
of this book, titled VACCINATION CONDEMNED, to be
published a little later.
If the medical
doctors had been as advanced as the drugless doctors,
there would not have been those 20 million deaths from
the medical flu treatment.
There was seven
times more disease among the vaccinated soldiers than
among the unvaccinated civilians, and the diseases were
those they had been vaccinated against. One soldier who
had returned from overseas in 1912 told me that the army
hospitals were filled with cases of infantile paralysis
and he wondered why grown men should have an infant
disease. Now, we know that paralysis is a common
after-effect of vaccine poisoning. Those at home didn't
get the paralysis until after the world-wide vaccination
campaign in 1918.
End of excerpt
Needle - Suppressed Facts About Vaccination by
The following links are a must to those
worried about vaccinations and their consequences:
You must be prepared, have these things in your
system, and have some things ready should it
First you should know that prevention is
not 100% a sure thing. However, your odds of avoiding a cold
or flu increase dramatically if you take the following
Wash your hands often and
avoid people who are sick. It was discovered that cold and
flu germs are picked up by our hands and brought to our
faces when we scratch, rub, poke, explore, etc.
Increase your Vitamin C intake.
Determining how much vitamin C one needs can be
confusing. The first determining factor is your
pollution intake. If you are a smoker, you need at least
6,000 mgs daily (and you need to
quit smoking). The
same goes if you live in, say, Los Angeles county. You
too need about 6,000 mgs daily. For the cold and flu
season, you will need to up your daily amount to anywhere
between 1,000 mgs and 3,000 mgs. Taking 400 to 800 IU of
a good vitamin E (mixed tocopherols and mixed
tocotrienols plus a bit of selenium) is also a good
idea. Taking Beta Carotene is also a good idea unless
you smoke or live in a smoky community; it can shorten
Echinacea, though recently attacked by
the AMA, will boost your T-Cell levels. However, never
take it longer than two weeks. Actually, a few
droppers-full for three days is all you need every two
Important: Goldenseal is also
an immunostimulant, but is often sold in an Echinacea
combination. Two top herbalists have told me never
to mix Goldenseal with Echinacea because Goldenseal goes
"deep" into the body, and can bring the Echinacea along
with where it can actually play havoc with the immune
system. Now, I am not sure as to how this works or what
is entailed in all this, only that two very good
herbalists who I have no reason to doubt, have passed
this information on to me, and now I've passed it on to
Astragalus can be taken daily. One
dropper-full is all you need.
Ginseng (both the Chinese and Siberian
forms) also bolster the immune system.
Zinc has been touted lately as a
supplement to help prevent colds or shorten their
length, but not if you take too much. It seems that too
much can actually work against you. Fifty milligrams is
the optimal amount per day.
Most important, is to get your basics.
You need iodine in your thyroid gland, minerals,
essential fatty acids, and most of all, an alkaline
terrain. As we learned in The Lost History of Medicine,
the most important is an alkaline terrain. However, in
today's life filled with processed dead foods, our
bodies are very acidic. Eating a lot of greens, drinking
Electrolyzed water, and a bit of lemon squash now and
then is going to help, but to truly turn your terrain
alkaline, you need to do even more. Eating superfoods
filled with supergreens is very alkalizing. Drinking a
shot of apple cider vinegar with a touch of honey in the
morning is also very helpful (put your iodine into this
to disguise the taste).
And you need your probiotics. Every
article I've found on the immune system tells us that
our immune systems are not the best they can be if our
probiotics are lacking.
Next you'll need some powerful
immunostimulants, such as those found in mushrooms.
We've talked about many at this site. A new one that I
am currently using is SmartMune from Attain Health
(the company is now defunct). Others we've talked about are
Transfer Factor Plus, the ABM Mushroom, RAAX11, and
Mixture. These can be found at
So, you've now got your fab four (my
favorite four: Electrolyzed Water, Omegasentials,
Celtic/Himalayan Salt, and Iodine), and you've got your
probiotics, and are eating superfoods, taking your
vitamins, etc etc etc....what else can you do?
There are two herbs I've just
discovered (like most herbs, they've been around a
long time) that also seem to help stave off colds and
flu. If you're already down with a cold or flu, these will decrease the symptoms and
significantly shorten the time you suffer.
The first comes from our Native
American Pharmacopoeia: Devil's Club Root.
Natives prized this root for helping
to stave off colds and flu and shorten their duration.
Modern herbalists have discovered that it stabilizes
blood sugar levels and shares some similarities with
ginseng. It is a safe and strong respiratory stimulant
and expectorant. The natives also used it to treat
The next herb I discovered is an
ayurvedic herb called Andrographis paniculata.
A recent published review of 11
clinical trials shows that andrographis is safe and
effective in treating upper respiratory tract infections
associated with colds and flus. [Coon JT, Ernst E.
Andrographis paniculata in the treatment of upper
respiratory tract infections: a systematic review of
safety and efficacy. Planta Medica.
According to Dr Ray
Sahelian, “Andrographis is a shrub found throughout
India and other Asian countries. Andrographis has become
popular in Scandinavia for use during winter upper
respiratory infections.” He also tells us that
“Andrographis contains many flavonoids, which have
anti-inflammatory properties. Andrographolide, an active
component of andrographis paniculata, inhibits
inflammatory responses by rat neutrophils.”
Andrographis is an
antioxidant, antidiabetic (assists in glucose
metabolism), anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory,
anti-malarial, and immunostimulant.
We found a product
from Canada called Phytocold that contains Andrographis
and ginger. Women who are pregnant and people taking
blood thinners should not take Phytocold; nor should
anyone on a blood-sugar lowering medicine use it.
Phytocold will thin the blood and lower blood sugar. People are warned
to stop using Phytocold ten days prior to surgery.
In one study, people
taking andrographis cut their cold risk in half compared
to the placebo group. [Caceres, DD. Prevention of common
colds with Andrographis paniculata dried extract. A
double-blind pilot trial. Phytomed 1997; 4:101-4]
In another study,
andrographis significantly reduced the symptoms of upper
respiratory infections after just two days and after
four days the effects were even more pronounced. [Caceres
DD et al. Phytomed 1999]
The most interesting
thing I learned when researching both of these herbs was
that they were both hypoglycemic; they lower blood sugar
levels. We've often talked about sugar and how it is
immunosuppressive. Thus, when I discovered that both of
these herbs stimulated the immune system and also
lowered sugar levels in the blood, well, it was an eye
opener. The first way to stimulate the immune system,
it would seem, is to lower blood sugar levels.
And finally, have a
lot of vitamin C on hand, a good Ester C (the body
retains it longer), echinacea, and immunostimulants
(subreach as the
Glucan Infusion). And finally, if I were you, I'd
have a dozen or so bottles of Elderberry Extract on
hand. It's tasty and can cut a bout of the flu in half.
If you should catch
a cold or flu, you've got all these things handy, so run
and take a look at the article
How To Beat The Cold &
Flu Season (where you will find out what to do if it
And if nothing
works, and you've wracked your brains and tried
everything, but just can't beat it, then it's time for
some old fashioned medicine: a warm bath, stay warm,
lots of blankets, chicken soup with lots of garlic and
cayenne pepper, lots of liquids, lemon and honey for the
throat, and keep a humidifier going.
THIS JUST IN:
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 26, 2005
VITAMIN C BEATS BIRD FLU AND OTHER VIRUSES, TOO
(OMNS) High dose vitamin C is a remarkably safe and
effective treatment for viral infections. [1,2]
In high doses, vitamin C neutralizes free radicals,
helps kill viruses, and strengthens the body’s immune
system. Taking supplemental vitamin C routinely helps
prevent viral infections.
The Avian Flu (or Bird Flu), so often mentioned by
newspapers, magazines and other news sources, is a
particularly severe form of influenza. It should
probably be called Poultry Flu, since almost all of the
150 or so human infections have come from domestic
Interestingly, the symptoms of avian flu include
hemorrhages under the skin, and bleeding from the nose
and gums. These are also classical symptoms of clinical
scurvy, which means a critical vitamin C deficiency is
This means that vitamin C (ascorbate) is needed to treat
it. Severe cases may require 200,000 to 300,000
milligrams of vitamin C or more, given intravenously
(IV) by a physician. This very high dosing may be needed
since the Avian Flu appears to consume vitamin C very
rapidly, similar to an acute viral hemorrhagic fever,
somewhat like an Ebola infection.
What should you do if you think you have a viral
infection - any viral infection - coming on and IV
vitamin C is not readily available? Nobel laureate Linus
Pauling said that as soon as you feel the symptoms of
sniffles, a cold or the flu, take oral doses of
thousands of milligrams of vitamin C.
For best results, take vitamin C in evenly divided doses
during the waking hours. Continue taking vitamin C on
this schedule until, Pauling says, you have loose stool
(just short of diarrhea). After having loosened stool,
reduce the vitamin C dosage reduce by about 25 per
cent. If you have another loose stool, reduce the
vitamin C again, but if the symptoms of the viral
infection begin to return, increase the dosage. You will
quickly learn how much vitamin C to take; even children
can learn to do this. Continue until you are completely
well. Vitamin C greatly shortens the severity and
duration of viral illnesses.
Vitamin C expert Robert Cathcart, M.D., specifies very
high therapeutic doses of vitamin C. For a severe cold:
60,000 to 100,000 milligrams/day. 
For most influenza (flu), 100,000 to 150,000 mg/day. 
For Avian (Bird) Flu, 150,000 to 300,000 mg/day.
Vitamin C replaces antiviral drugs at saturation (bowel
tolerance or loose stool) levels.
The reason very high doses of a vitamin can cure an
illnesses is because a disease-induced deficiency of
that vitamin can be a cause of the illness.
As for the safety of this approach: There is not even
one death per year from vitamins. Pharmaceutical drugs,
properly prescribed and taken as directed, kill over
100,000 Americans annually. Hospital errors kill still
more. Unlike drugs, with vitamins, the range of safe
dosages is extraordinarily large.
What is Orthomolecular Medicine?
Linus Pauling defined orthomolecular medicine as the
treatment of disease by the provision of the optimum
molecular environment, especially the optimum
concentrations of substances normally present in the
human body. Orthomolecular medicine uses safe,
effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more
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in preventing and relieving the symptoms of
virus-induced respiratory infections. J Manipulative
Physiol Ther. 1999 Oct;22(8):530-3. “Vitamin C in
megadoses administered before or after the appearance of
cold and flu symptoms relieved and prevented the
symptoms in the test population compared with the
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C. (Also published as: Vitamin C as a fundamental
medicine: Abstracts of Dr. Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.’s
published and unpublished work) 1988. F. R. Klenner,
M.D., “reports cases of influenza, encephalitis, and
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|Polly Want a Flu
by Dr Andrew W. Saul
[Reprinted with permission from the Doctor Yourself
Newsletter, copyright 2005 by Andrew W. Saul. Dr. Saul is
Contributing Editor for the Journal of Orthomolecular
Medicine, and is the author of the books Doctor
Yourself: Natural Healing that Works and Fire Your
Doctor! How to be Independently Healthy. His
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My daughter's parakeet is in grave danger.
Need you ask why? Because the Bird Flu is coming!
With all this terrifying talk about bird flu, I have a
lingering question: Has anyone thought about protecting the
birds? Living near Lake Ontario, I regularly feed entirely
too many seagulls. They come inland as well. Just this
weekend, I fed a characteristically ravenous flock of them
at an interstate highway parking lot. The gulls encircled me
like a Hitchcock movie. Another time, I was ungraciously
harassed by a renegade herd of emus that I was, perhaps
unwisely, attempting to feed. I had to climb up onto some
boulders to get out of range.
Nice ol' birds; they just wanted a nosh.
Too bad they are all going to die. And soon, too.
Yes, every one of them. There will not be a gull (or at the
lake, a bouy) left standing. Surely, now, if bird flu is
truly dangerous, the birds are at terrible risk. All of
them. No more starlings. No more pigeons. Goodbye, Mr. Hawk.
Goodbye, Mrs. Robin. No more Woody; no more "Beep-Beeps";
Donald is doomed.
And then there's all the gorgeous song birds, all those tiny
little dickie birds, like the ones I've held in my hand
while they were being banded: they are all dead meat.
What's that you say? That I'm exaggerating? That all the
world's bird species are NOT condemned to get Bird Flu? Then
I say, Ask yourself how that can be.
After all, no shots means no chance. Or at least that is the
gist of our pharmaphilic government's and media's clanging
presentations to the public.
Truth be told, this is nothing new. They've tried this
before with the colossal Swine Flu panic some thirty years
The U.S. Government cannot say without qualification that
flu shots are either safe or essential.
Here is what the government of the United States said about
the infamous Swine Flu vaccine, in a 1976 mass-distributed
FDA Consumer Memo on the subject:
"Some minor side effects - tenderness in the arm, low fever,
tiredness - will occur in less than 4% of (vaccinated)
adults. Serious reactions from flu vaccines are very
So much for blanket claims of safety, for many persons well
remember the very numerous and very serious side effects of
Swine Flu vaccine that forced the federal immunization
program to a halt.
As far as being essential, in the same memo the FDA said
this of the same vaccine:
"Question: What can be done to prevent an epidemic? Answer:
The only preventive action we can take is to develop a
vaccine to immunize the public against the virus. This will
prevent the virus from spreading."
This was seen to be totally false; after all; the public
immunization program was abruptly halted and still there was
no epidemic of Swine Flu. If vaccination were the only
defense, literally tens of millions of Americans should have
been struck down with the Swine Flu, for a large percentage
of the population of the U.S. was not vaccinated.
Surely there are other factors involved in prevention of
illness or epidemic. But try telling that to
allopathically-oriented health commissioners and doctors.
You'd think that monks and nuns who work with the sick would
have to get their patients' diseases... but they seldom do.
Did the elderly and diminutive Mother Theresa die from
leprosy? From AIDS?
If germs or viruses are all around us, why aren't we all
dead, or at least deathly ill? And how come crows and
vultures regularly eat diseased and decaying road kill,
pressing their faces into a maggoty mess, and then fly
And, as my friends and I used to so energetically search
railroad underpasses for sick and injured pigeons to take to
our treehouse and nurse back to health, well, I now wonder
how we survived at all.
But as for you, you non-bird you, the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and the medical media say that without a
shot, you are a sitting duck for bird flu.
It seems to me, by logical extension, that without
vaccinations for all birds, all birds are goners. Ducks
included, sitting or otherwise. Without flu shots for birds,
there will be no birds. Silent spring.
Birds are seemingly such frail little creatures. Their
permanently feverish bodies are already around 104 degrees
Fahrenheit every day. A bird with a real fever must be one
hot little number indeed. Yet, every year, tiny little
chickadees spend entire frigid winters in my backyard. Gale
force subzero winds and our typical eight to ten feet of
snowfall do not stop them. And they do not have
vaccinations. Not a one. They don't even have heated socks.
How on earth do they do it?
So: Shall I have my daughter's little green budgie
vaccinated? All the more reason, really, since the parakeet
is also at risk from all the human flu strains. Yes,
Virginia, all those zillions of Human Flu viruses are out
there, just waiting to kill your 'keet. And you with it.
Influenza is a serious disease, and historically, has been
the Reaper's scythe. About 10 million soldiers were killed
in World War I, charging machine guns and getting mowed down
month after month. There were nearly a million casualties
at the Somme and another million at Verdun. A terrible
slaughter went on for four years. Yet, in just the two
years following the war, over 20 million people died from
influenza. That is more than twice as many deaths from the
flu in one-half the time it took the machine guns. There is
no way to make light of that.
On the other hand, there is ample reason to now, finally,
end our wishful belief that flu shots stop the flu, because
generally they don't, not even in the elderly, their target
NBC and the Associated Press (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9438511/
) reported on Sept 22, 2005 that
"A new analysis of 40 years of research provides more
evidence that flu shots are not as effective in the elderly
as commonly believed. But health officials said older people
should still be vaccinated. . . The findings are similar to
those of a study done by U.S. National Institutes of Health
that found flu shots for the elderly in the United States
had not saved lives."
And then they add: "Flu shots may be required in all nursing
homes. Federal officials urging flu shots for all this
Will Rogers sure was right: with stuff like this in the
papers, who needs a comedy writer? Congress writes farce so
very well, and the news obligingly tosses it straight into
to our living rooms.
But wait: there's more!
An interesting if not downright revealing article at
(1) says, in part:
"According to a study appearing in the Sept. 22 online issue
of The Lancet, vaccines against influenza are only "modestly
effective" in people in long-term care facilities and even
less effective for elderly people still living in the
community. . . "The vaccine doesn't work very well at all,"
said study author Dr. Tom Jefferson, an epidemiologist with
the Cochrane Vaccines Field in Rome. "Vaccines are being
used as an ideological weapon. What you see every year as
the flu is caused by 200 or 300 different agents with a
vaccine against two of them. That is simply nonsense." Dr.
Marc Siegel, author of "False Alarm: The Truth About the
Epidemic of Fear," agreed. "We have set up a situation where
a fear is created, and then we try to create the treatment
for this fear. The public gets the idea that the flu is
going to kill them and the vaccine will save them. Neither
is true," he said."
For the record, both these critics are medical doctors.
With our century's worth of accumulated scientific
hindsight, we must today ask this: Was a lack of
vaccinations really the cause of those flu deaths, or was it
really wartime stress, and especially war-induced
malnutrition, that set the stage in 1918? And now, once
again, we have an alarming and rather similar scenario:
between nutrient-poor processed convenience foods, McNothing
meals and TV news scare stories, we have the basic
ingredients for an epidemic.
But we now also have a simple, safe and effective answer.
First, the nutrition solution: eat a good, healthy, whole
foods natural diet, and take lots and lots of vitamin C. And
second: relax! De-stress your life, take it easy, and cheer
up. It has been very well said that you are of much more
value than any number of birds. You are factory-equipped
with a kick-ass mammalian immune system that is a true
marvel of nature. To maximize your resistance to any viral
disease, including any strain of flu, I think you would do
well to stop eating processed junk food, and load up on
You too can be chipper and chirping away, ignoring swine flu
hype, SARS scares, bird flu panics, or any other viral
bogeymen being used to scare you into a coerced relationship
with a flu shot.
1. Gardner A. Flu vaccine only mildly effective in elderly.
HealthDay Reporter, Sept 21, 2005. http://www.medicinenet.com
MEDICAL DOCTOR CONFIRMS: VITAMIN C CURES BIRD FLU
The best presentation I have ever seen on just how vitamin C
megadoses prevent and cure avian influenza is posted for
free reading at the website of Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.:
These online articles may also be of interest:
vaccines are largely ineffective
Bird Flu Background and Relation to Vitamin C:
Bird Flu Dangers Greatly Exaggerated:
|Avian Flu Fright:
Politically Timed for Global "Iatrogenocide"
by Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH
Though we are not in
concert with all of the good doctor's conclusions, we do
think you should read this:
Avian Flu Fright.
are a few things you might want to peruse:
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund
Immunity (From Prosecution) Sought As Avian Flu Shadow
MedImmune to Collaborate With National Institutes of
Health to Develop Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
Bush Asks for Military to Aid in Quarantine
Vaccine may be linked to bird flu cases
You have to
I have often been of
the belief that most breakfast cereals are so over-processed that the only thing we get from most
cereals is dietary fiber. I read once that Corn
Flakes are heated up to 4000 degrees Fahrenheit. Mmmmm,
now that’s tasty!
One of our readers
sent me this quotation from Sally Fallon’s book,
Whole grains that have
been processed by high heat and pressure to produce
puffed wheat, oats and rice are actually quite toxic and
have caused rapid death in test animals. We do not
recommend rice cakes, a popular snack food.
Breakfast cereals that have been slurried and extruded
at high temperatures and pressures to make little flakes
and shapes should also be avoided. Most, if
not all, nutrients are destroyed during processing, and
they are very difficult to digest. Studies show
that these extruded whole grain preparations can have
even more adverse effects on the blood sugar than
refined sugar and white flour! The process leaves
phytic acid intact but destroys phytase, an enzyme that
breaks down some of the phytic acid in the digestive
We’ve received even
more information on over-processed foods and as always,
fortified foods are garbage.
A pretty good article is:
Doctors challenge baby feeding myths
We've got much to
tell, but can't tell it now. We've been waiting and
waiting and waiting. There is so much happening, that
the people involved want to get it all to you at once
with no errors.
It's a great story
filled with corporate theft, indictments, lies and
insinuations, and mass confusion caused by internet sites
posting conflicting stories.
They came to us because
we seem to be the only ones who want to tell the truth and
have nothing to gain by telling you otherwise.
When we get it, we will
send out a link to everyone on our mailing list to the
Anvirzel update page, and this spot too will have the
But until then, just
hang in there.
From the movie:
Good Will Hunting (1997):
"Why shouldn't I
work for the N.S.A.? That's a tough one, but I'll give
it a shot. Say I'm working at N.S.A. Somebody puts a
code on my desk, something nobody else can break. So I
take a shot at it and maybe I break it. And I'm real
happy with myself, 'cause I did my job well. But maybe
that code was the location of some rebel army in North
Africa or the Middle East. Once they have that location,
they bomb the village where the rebels were hiding and
fifteen hundred people I never had a problem with get
killed. Now the politicians are sayin', "Send in the
marines to secure the area" 'cause they don't give a
shit. It won't be their kid over there, gettin' shot.
Just like it wasn't them when their number was called,
'cause they were pullin' a tour in the National Guard.
It'll be some guy from Southie takin' shrapnel in the
ass. And he comes home to find that the plant he used to
work at got exported to the country he just got back
from. And the guy who put the shrapnel in his ass got
his old job, 'cause he'll work for fifteen cents a day
and no bathroom breaks. Meanwhile my buddy from Southie
realizes the only reason he was over there was so we
could install a government that would sell us oil at a
good price. And of course the oil companies used the
skirmish to scare up oil prices so they could turn a
quick buck. A cute little ancillary benefit for them but
it ain't helping my buddy at two-fifty a gallon. And
naturally they're takin' their sweet time bringin' the
oil back, and maybe even took the liberty of hiring an
alcoholic skipper who likes to drink martinis and play
slalom with the icebergs, and it ain't too long 'til he
hits one, spills the oil and kills all the sea life in
the North Atlantic. So my buddy's out of work and he
can't afford to drive, so he's got to walk to the job
interviews, which sucks 'cause the shrapnel in his ass
is givin' him chronic hemorrhoids. And meanwhile he's
starvin' 'cause every time he tries to get a bite to eat
the only blue plate special they're servin' is North
Atlantic scrod with Quaker State. So what do I think?
I'm holdin' out for somethin' better. Why not just shoot
my buddy, take his job and give it to his sworn enemy,
hike up gas prices, bomb a village, club a baby seal,
hit the hash pipe and join the National Guard? I could
be elected president."
Death Watch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
BUSH UNBALANCED AS POLLS PLUMMET
Letter from my
state representative, the Honorable James Oberstar:
Thank you for
sharing with me your thoughts regarding radio
programming. I appreciate hearing from you about this
The Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS)
is a broadcast service funded by public tax dollars and
reaches nearly one million U.S. troops every day. On
Monday, October 17, 2005, AFRTS was scheduled to begin
airing a talk show hosted by Ed Schultz, who is widely
known for his liberal views on many issues and is a
vocal critic of President Bush. Without explanation, the
Pentagon abruptly cancelled the show on the day it was
scheduled to premiere.
On June 16, 2004, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) won
unanimous approval in the Senate for a non-binding
resolution urging AFRTS to offer more political balance
in its programming. The resolution, which was offered
as an amendment to the 2004 Department of Defense
authorization bill, called on Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to develop appropriate methods of oversight to
ensure the news service presents balanced political
The resolution was necessary because the AFRTS is
failing to provide politically balanced radio
programming to its soldiers, sailors, airmen and
Marines. A recent survey by Democracy Radio discovered
that the Rush Limbaugh Show is the sole program of its
kind on AFRTS that offers political commentary. By
failing to provide political balance in its public
affairs programming, the AFRTS ensures that Rush
Limbaugh's message cannot be countered with more
It is abhorrent that the American taxpayer is paying
for the broadcast of a reckless radio host who called
the torture of Iraqi prisoners "brilliant" and
"effective," and our troops should not be conditioned
with his destructive, vitriolic propaganda. Our
fighting men and women hold a variety of political
beliefs and they deserve to hear diverse programming
that more fairly reflects those beliefs.
With best wishes.
James L. Oberstar, M.C.
If you want to
see balanced political media get to our troops, write
congresspersons, senators, and the Armed Forces
email@example.com. You're paying for it; let's
try to get our money's worth.
STOP THE SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS
Over the past month, Organic Consumers
Association (OCA) network members have
deluged Congress with over 170,000 letters,
asking policymakers to reject an industry
sponsored stealth "rider" to the 2006
Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The rider
would weaken organic standards and allow
hundreds of synthetic substances in organic
production without prior review or public
participation. Feeling the heat from their
constituents, the U.S. Senate stalled the
rider vote and forwarded it on for
discussion in the House/Senate Conference
Committee. Thanks to all of you for
contacting your Congresspeople!
Unfortunately we are up against powerful
lobbyists from giant food processors such as
Kraft as well as supermarket chains. If you
have not taken action, please
send an email to Congress. If you have
already emailed or called your Senators and
Representative, thank you. Please consider
forwarding this action alert on to your
friends and colleagues. We hope to generate
more than 250,000 letters to stop this rider
from being passed by Congress.
Senate DEBATES CUTTING FOOD AID TO
150,000 IMPOVERISHED U.S. CHILDREN
The Senate is currently debating cutting $3
billion from farm conservation and food
stamp programs. Spearheaded by Senator Saxby
Chambliss (R-Ga) and GOP supporters, the
proposal would eliminate food stamps for
more than 300,000 impoverished people.
Currently, more than half of all food stamp
recipients are children, and a quarter are
senior citizens. While millions of Americans
are looking for ways to cope with the
aftermath of hurricanes and drought,
powerful members of the Senate are being
swayed by agriculture industry lobbyists,
who are pushing for food stamp cuts while
supporting massive tax payer subsidies to
the nation's wealthiest industrial
agriculture operations. "Right now the
difference between life and death for many
Americans is the food stamp program," said
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. "We should not, we
cannot, cut the very nutritional programs
that are literally saving lives." Send a
letter to your U.S. Senator here:
INCOME KIDS CREATE HEALTHY FOOD AD CAMPAIGN
Bus riders in Seattle are seeing many of the
traditional junk food advertisements on the
buses converted into pieces of art made by
children. According to students in the area,
they had never seen an advertisement for
fresh fruits and vegetables, but could list
countless junk food ads they see daily.
Thanks to several local grants and a wealth
of creative thinking, a small group of local
organizers created an innovative program to
improve the nutrition of low-income inner
city kids by teaching them gardening,
cooking and food self reliance skills. The
program has helped nearly a thousand
minority and low income kids create their
own advertisements for healthy foods which
are posted on city buses. The same program
is now offering opportunities for low income
inner-city students to tour local farms and
to learn about gardening.
FOOD PRICES ESCALATE ON THE HEELS OF
RISING OIL PRICES
Rising oil prices aren't just raising prices
at the gas pump, they're also expected to
dramatically increase the cost of
conventional foods. According to the Earth
Policy Institute, 80% of the energy
currently used in the U.S. food system is
consumed AFTER the food leaves the farm
(transporting, processing and packaging the
food). With the average food item traveling
a full 2,000 miles from farm to fork, high
oil prices will translate into higher food
prices. Non-organic crops may also become
prohibitively expensive. In the U.S.,
roughly three quadrillion Btu's of energy
annually goes into making conventional
fertilizers, which are made from natural
gas. That's equivalent to a third of
France's total annual energy consumption. As
a result of escalating food costs, some
market economists are predicting a
renaissance of traditional American food
production practices, such as sourcing
organic foods from local farms and gardening
THE STARBUCKS CHALLENGE
In 2000, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
waged a massive leafleting campaign at
hundreds of Starbucks stores around the
world, urging the company to support family
farmers by purchasing fair trade coffee.
Starbucks eventually responded to OCA
protests and officially announced it would
make fair trade coffee available "upon
request" in all of its Starbucks stores.
Now, five years have gone by and a group of
bloggers from L.A. and London have decided
check in with other bloggers around the
world to find out if Starbucks is really
living up to its claim. Thousands of people
are now "Taking the Starbucks Challenge," by
visiting their local Starbucks location,
asking for Fair Trade coffee, documenting
the response, and posting the results
online. So far, it's not looking very good
for Starbucks. The OCA is joining the
challenge on its own web forum. If you have
a Starbucks fair trade experience please
take a second to share it with others and
post it here:
GE CROPS CONTAMINATE LAND FOR MORE THAN
A new study, funded by the biotech industry
and the British government, has found that
growing genetically engineered (GE) crops
contaminates the land for at least 15 years.
Scientists examined various test plots of GE
oilseed rape and found that even if a farmer
were to grow the GE plant for only one
season, the plants would continue to grow
year after year, contaminating future
harvests. The study reveals that nine years
after growing the GE rape plants, two plants
were found to be growing on every square
meter. After 15 years, there was still one
GE plant growing per square meter. The
British government is using this data to
fortify its decision to uphold a ban on
growing GE crops.
really is brain food. A
new study of elderly men and women found
that eating fish at least once per week
actually slows down the development of
dementia. Although past studies have found
the omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce
Alzheimer's disease risk, the current study
authors say they are not related to the
decline in dementia. The authors are calling
for further studies to isolate the specific
nutrient in fish related to the dementia
the next couple of weeks, the Food and Drug
Administration is expected to announce a new
policy that would legalize the sale of milk
and beef from cloned cows. Hundreds of
cloned pigs and cows are already living all
across the U.S. but can not yet be sold for
human consumption. A 60 day public comment
period will follow the FDA proposal. The OCA
will keep you posted on this issue.
of the Week:
Polls show that around 90% of Americans
want genetically engineered foods to be
labeled as such. Although 70% of processed
foods contain genetically engineered
ingredients, there are no laws requiring the
labeling of these products in the U.S. But
smart consumers are able to tell how their
produce was created, just by looking at the
PLU code on the sticker of the fruit or
vegetable. The PLU code for conventional
produce (grown with synthetic pesticides and
fertilizers) consists of four numbers.
Organically grown produce has a five digit
PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically
engineered produce has a five digit PLU
prefaced by the number 8. Now if we could
just get processed food to carry such
ENGINEERED PIGS FOR DINNER
The FDA has officially closed its
investigation on a 2003 food safety
mishap, wherein nearly 400 bioengineered
pigs, developed for research, mistakenly
ended up in the U.S. food supply. The
University of Illinois says it
accidentally sold the pigs to a
livestock dealer, instead of
incinerating them, as is required by
law. The FDA claims it cannot make a
statement regarding potential risk to
human health, given the fact that the
researchers kept insufficient records.
The mishap follows on the heels of a
similar situation occurring in 2001,
when genetically engineered pigs were
stolen from the University of Florida,
and later turned up in the sausage
served at a funeral in High Springs, FL.
FAVORITE DRUG DEALERS SHARE THEIR
Over the last decade, the doctor-patient
relationship roles have changed
dramatically in the U.S. Traditionally,
a patient would visit a doctor with an
ailment, the doctor would diagnose the
ailment, and the best known remedy would
be prescribed. But now, pharmaceutical
companies have discovered how to bypass
this system by convincing patients to
demand specific brand name drugs that
they've seen advertised over and over
again on TV and in magazines and
newspapers. Recent studies show drug
companies now spend a record $3 billion
on direct advertising to consumers. A
60-second commercial slot on TV can tell
a viewer what's wrong with them and what
drug will fix them. And it works... the
advertising, that is. Recently released
marketing statistics show that each
year, prescriptions for the 50 most
heavily advertised drugs rise six times
faster than prescriptions for all other
drugs. Unfortunately, the side effects
of these same prescription drugs kill
over 100,000 Americans every year.
WEIGHING THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS VS.
Is it really just too hard and expensive
to produce organic food? A group of
market analysts and public officials in
California say it is. In response, the
state and federal government have
approved a half million dollar grant to
begin certifying food products to a
lesser standard with a new "Sustainable"
label. Although organic farmers say this
will weaken demand in the organic market
and confuse consumers, proponents of the
new label say it provides consumers with
an affordable alternative to pricey
organic products. The new certification
system has requirements for wildlife
protection and soil/water management but
allows the use of pesticides and a wide
gamut of synthetic processing agents. As
always, the OCA recommends consumers
look for the "USDA Organic" label on
their products or, better yet, buy local
and regionally produced organic products
from farmers you can meet in person at
farmers markets or through direct buying
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
: KIDS AT RISK FROM PESTICIDES IN
A summer 2005
study in the Journal of the American
Medical Association reports "significant
increases" in pesticide poisonings of
children in schools since 1998. Nearly a
third of the cases were attributable to
drifting pesticides from applications
taking place off-site, while the
majority were due to the use of
insecticides inside schools. Study
authors also addressed chronic exposure
to herbicides due to repeated
applications on school yards, saying
"the potential for chronic health
effects from pesticide exposures at
schools should not be dismissed." A
piece of legislation that would reduce
these chemical risk factors in schools
is currently stalled in the House of
Representatives. Learn more and sign
on to support the School Environmental
Protection Act here:
PARENTING MAGAZINE ADVISES KIDS EAT
July, Organic Bytes reported that
Parents Magazine, one of the most
influential parenting publications in
the U.S., printed an article belittling
the benefits of organic foods as a myth.
Likely under the financial sway of the
magazine's conventional food
advertisers, the magazine endorsed
pesticides in foods as safe, stating:
"there's no evidence that these
chemicals, used at the low levels found
in our food supply, are harmful to
children." Thanks to you, thousands of
letters and emails were generated to the
magazine's editorial staff. As an update
on this issue, despite this landfall of
input, Parents Magazine has refused to
respond to any of these letters,
including OCA's formal letter of
inquiry. (Learn more: "U.S. Government
Facts - Children's Chemical & Pesticide
Exposure via Foods"
the last three years, 287 bills related
to kicking junk food out of schools have
been proposed in some 45 states. The
junk food industry has lobbied hard
against these laws and has successfully
defeated over 85% of them. As the
exception, New Jersey and Maine recently
passed "junk food laws" that will remove
soda, candy and other junk foods from
schools (pre-kindergarten through high
school) by the end of 2007. The OCA's
"Appetite for a Change" campaign is
closely monitoring similar proposed
legislation in your state. Learn more:
one year of being used as a key tool in
the nationwide anti-GMO grassroots
activist circuit, The Future of Food
made its national theatrical premiere at
Film Forum in New York on September 14.
The New York Times described the film as
a “sober, far-reaching polemic against
genetically modified foods.” The
landmark film "Future of Food" opens in
Minneapolis, MN this week. On Sunday,
October 2, a special panel will follow
the 7:15 PM show at the Bell Auditorium.
Panelists include filmmaker Deborah
Koons Garcia; Ronnie Cummins, author of
Genetically Engineered Food: A
Self-Defense Guide for Consumers and
Director of the Organic Consumers
Association; and Mark Ritchie, President
of the Institute for Agriculture and
Trade Policy. For more info and the show
Francisco passed a law last week
requiring city contractors to provide
documentation that guarantees all new
municipal purchases, from uniforms to
computers, are not made from sweatshop
labor. The city joins other
municipalities who have passed similar
"sweatshop-free" ordinances, including
Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Newark, N.J. and
Albuquerque, N.M. At the same time,
after extensive lobbying by the Organic
Consumers Association, San Francisco
officials passed a resolution calling
for giving preference to "local and
organic" food suppliers for city
U.S. poultry giant, Tyson Foods, is
being sued for violating Civil Rights
laws. The company's plant in Ashland,
Alabama is accused of segregating and
mistreating its African American
workers. The plant's bathrooms displayed
signs saying "Whites Only," doors were
padlocked, and only white workers were
given keys. Meanwhile Tyson's meats are
some of the most popular in the U.S.,
with over 150 million pounds of the
company's products sold every week:
subsidiary restaurant chain, Chipotle is
beginning to resist the ways of its
parent corporation. Although most of the
restaurant's patrons don't realize it,
the chain now quietly refuses to use
factory farmed meats, sourcing its pork
and chicken from free range and family
farmed operations. "A majority of
customers don't even know we do this. We
think this is a better way to go, and as
people become more aware of where their
food comes from they will care," says
Chipotle president, Steve Ells.
Hopefully, Steve can clue in his parent
CEO at McDonald's on some of the finer
points of animal welfare.
Weather Modification Operation?
S. 517: A bill to establish a Weather Modification
Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes
[Well, we've done enough so far to melt the north pole,
and turn category 2 hurricanes into category 5 as they
pass over the Gulf of Mexico...]
Tell the President: No More Pardons!
Support HR 505 To Demand The Iraq War Cooked Documents
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Sent in by a reader:
FINALLY gets it right:
Coin Collectors Divided over New Bush Half-Penny
Recently discovered...the reason
men are building a time machine:
The Good Wife's Guide
From Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955.
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the
night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for
his return. This is a way of letting him know that you
have been thinking about him and are concerned about his
needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the
prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest
so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your
make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking.
He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
Be a little gay and a little more
interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and
one of your duties is to provide it.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last
trip through the main part of the house just before your
husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
During the cooler months of the year you
should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by.
Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest
and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all,
catering to his comfort will provide you with immense
Minimize all noise. At the time of his
arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or
Encourage the children to be quiet.
Be happy to see him.
Greet him with a warm smile and show
sincerity in your desire to please him.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen
important things to tell him, but the moment of his
arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember,
his topics of conversation are more important than
Don't greet him with complaints and
Don't complain if he's late for dinner or
even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor
compared to what he might have gone through at work.
Make him comfortable. Have him lean back
in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom.
Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
Arrange his pillow and offer to take off
Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant
Don't ask him questions about his actions
or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is
the master of the house and as such will always exercise
his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no
right to question him.
A good wife always knows her place.
From a reader:
I suggest we go easy on Saddam Hussein in
his trial. We may need him yet. When he was in
power, there were excesses, but he ran a secular
government -- which we are unlikely to get now.
Women under Saddam's regime were free to
go as high as their talents -- and education -- would
take them. They were not required to veil
Christians were unmolested. His
foreign minister was a practicing Christian.
Foreign scholars involved in
archeological work in this richest of all countries were
not only unmolested, but encouraged. Saddam felt
they were proving the ancient greatness of his land,
where human beings first learned to write, thus proving
the present greatness of Iraq.
Of all the countries in the world of
Islam, only Iraq had a symphony orchestra ....
subsidized by the state.
And he stood ready to supply us with all
the oil we wanted.
Check out this cartoon from the Atlanta
My wife said she wanted an
expensive night out.
So I took her to the gas station,
filled up, and bought her a Coke.
How many members of the Bush Administration does
it take to change a light bulb?
1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who
says the light bulb needs to be changed.
3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the
4. One to tell the nations of the world that
they are either responsible for changing the
light bulb or for darkness.
5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract
to Halliburton for the new light bulb.
6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed
as a janitor, standing on a stepladder under the
banner: Light Bulb Change Accomplished.
7. One administration insider to resign and
write a book documenting in detail how Bush was
literally in the dark.
8. One to viciously smear #7.
9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at
rallies on how George Bush has had a strong
light bulb changing policy all along.
10. And finally one to confuse Americans about
the difference between screwing a light bulb and
screwing the country.
An elderly couple, sitting together watching
television. During one of the commercials, the
husband asked his wife, "Whatever happened to our
After a long thoughtful silence, the wife replied
during the next commercial, "You know, I don't know.
I don't even think we got a Christmas card from them
Bubba Joe's first
military assignment was to a military induction center,
and, because he was a good talker, they assigned him the
duty of advising new recruits about the government
benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were
Before long the
Captain in charge of the induction center began noticing
that Bubba was getting a 99% sign up for the top GI
insurance. This was odd, because it would cost these
poor inductees nearly $30.00 per month more for their
higher coverage than what the government was already
The Captain decided
that he would sit in the back of the room and observe
Bubba's sales pitch. Bubba Joe stood up before his
latest group of inductees and stated, "If you have the
normal GI insurance and go to Iraq and are killed, the
government pays your beneficiary $6,000."
"If you take out the
supplemental GI insurance, which will cost you an
additional $30.00 per month, the government pays your
concluded, "which bunch do you think they're gonna send
into combat first?"
15 Ways the Auto Industry Would Change if it
Operated Like Drug Companies
Mike Adams, The Health Ranger
would happen if you had to buy your car from a
company that operated in the same way as the
pharmaceutical industries? Mike Adams, the
Health Ranger, came up with 15 unsettling
changes that would occur.
- Your car would cost $4.5 million, a
30,000 percent markup over cost.
- The same car would be available in
Canada or Mexico for less than $5,000.
- Meanwhile, automakers would be lobbying
Congress to outlaw bicycles and airplanes,
just as the drug companies try to do with
herbs and nutritional supplements.
- All auto imports would be banned. If you
drove a Toyota down from Canada, you would
- Car dealers would be bribed with money,
free vacations, free food, and free cars by
automobile sales representatives to push
- Cars with no seatbelts, airbags, crumple
zones, or other safety systems would be
declared perfectly safe by the FDA, which
would instead focus on the dangers of
- Driver's ed programs would be cancelled
nationwide, and people would be encouraged
to buy new cars rather than repair damaged
ones or avoid accidents in the first place.
- Safety tests showing that cars were
dangerous would be buried, and scientists
who produced such results would be prevented
from ever conducting car safety tests ever
- After being sued by customers injured in
the cars with no safety systems, automakers
would further lobby Congress to pass laws
protecting car companies against
- Any federally mandated warnings about
car safety problems would be printed in
small type on a tiny label hidden under the
- Driving certain cars would cause side
effects like loss of sex drive or full-body
- Car companies would heavily promote new
models each year, which would be no
different from the ones they were selling 30
- Car companies would invent reasons for
you to buy a dozen or more cars.
- Automobile advertising would be filled
with pictures of happy, healthy, energetic
drivers, but the cars would break down
constantly, fail to perform as promised, and
quickly stop working.
- Cars would be sold to you with extra
features like a sunroof, air conditioning,
or a navigational system, but when the car
arrived none of these features would be
included, just as drug companies exaggerate
the "multiple health benefits" of their
News Target July 22, 2005
My thanks to Janet
and Heidi for proofing this newsletter.