It ain't over till it's over. Obama was dead wrong
going into this with a compromise. Perhaps he's
learned his lesson. We are the government, we can do
and the H1N1
For over 10 years I've been collecting data and info
on vaccinations (even wrote about them in the
history of medicine) and now, with the H1N1 Boogey
Man at our door, it was time to finally publish it
The newest food in my kitchen. This stuff will make
you heart attack and stroke proof.
The Acai Berry in the products sold
by the Acai Scam web sites costs
$6,000.00 per pound.
47 million Americans
have no health insurance what a huge block of voters. Sadly,
the 8 million children can't vote.
45 thousand Americans
die each year because of no health care. That's one American
death every twelve minutes.
That's a 9-11 every month.
Make an Impression
the fax I sent yesterday:
It is my
understanding that the vote on a public health
insurance option in the Senate Finance Committee
could be very soon.
Every American deserves
the same kind of health care that you got when we elected
We’re counting on you.
Daschle says health-care reform
“will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of
the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.
That means the elderly will bear the brunt.
This is the program I've
just updated to...makes great movies.
the best darn foot cream we've ever tried.
love it for their hands, moms love it for baby's bottoms, got
a red nose from too many tissues? try it! We've seen it heal
deep cracks in skin overnight.
Re: Pneumonia Vaccine A group of Swiss researchers
studied the results of some 20 studies of the Pneumonia Vaccine
involving over 100,000 people and came to this conclusion: "Pneumococcal
vaccination does not appear to be effective in preventing pneumonia,
even in populations for whom the vaccine is currently recommended."
The scientific evidence, honestly evaluated, does not support
the assertion that "artery-clogging" saturated fats cause heart
disease. Actually, evaluation of the fat in artery clogs reveals
that only about 26% is saturated. The rest is unsaturated, of
which more than half is polyunsaturated.
in the water supplies is like starting a time bomb. Cancer,
heart trouble, premature senility; both mental and physical,
are conditions attributable to chlorine treated water supplies.
It is making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms
of aging, such as hardening of the arteries." Dr. Herbert Schwarts,
Now that all the facts
are out on Obamacare: Granny's got to go; women will be
forced to have French, gay, abortions; illegal aliens will
get the same healthcare we've been giving extraterrestrial
aliens since the Kennedy administration; your neighbor can
help pay for your cancer, take up a collection, throw a benefit;
not only will we be taxed to death, but we're expected to
tithe the government; breast cancer patients will die; one
out of six will die in line awaiting socialized healthcare;
the worst thing Hitler ever did was give health care to
his people; and we've already got the best healthcare in
the world. We're number one. Best science, best minds,
Now that we know it all it
is time to choose.
The simplest fact of all, cuts
through the BS, is that the majority of Americans want safe,
affordable, unconditional, health care.
The rest is subordinate that
that single fact.
We are the government, we the
people, but we get confused. We know only what we've been
told, only what we choose to believe. And the more convincing
the message, the more people believe. The messages are mixed,
confusing (hell, people don't know socialism from communism
from totalitarianism from fascism. But they know these are
bad words. The media is savvy. People can be convinced of
anything if it is presented properly.
In this edition of the Wellness
Update, we've got an article just about that:
The Doors Of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost
Anything, by Dr. Tim O'Shea.
But first, I want to tell you that universal health care
is not dead. It will never die as long as we the people
The greatest argument, THE GREATEST ARGUMENT FOR Single
Payer, Universal health care is:
Speaking to your senator or representative,
you ask, "Why don't you want to give your constituents
the same exact health care they gave you by
This is our goal, this is our
battle (though I dislike the imagery of battle), lets call
it our movement, our time, as Obama once said.
Now, a lot of people are disappointed
in our president. He's a bit more moderate than many had
realized. Personally, I don't like our military policy after voting
for change. It has yet to change.
But when it comes to Health
Care, I think a movement can move Mr Obama. I think he's
smart enough to know that we, the movement, we the majority
put him in office, and we don't have to even threaten to
toss him out. I think Obama is a pretty smart guy. I know
he's smarter than that other guy.
It is up to us.
if everyone caves in and we get this tepid copy of something
going to be a struggle; a power struggle in Washington:
which is stronger the Medical Industrial Complex, or We
If we get
crap, well, then the Medico's are stronger, but we can build
Let me say
it again, We can build on that.
a sudden death playoff with three minutes to go. This is
just the beginning.
chess and the corporations are playing poker. They're going
to lose billions, while we're going to lose some pieces.
A pawn now and then. The corporations are gambling
that we'll run out of pieces before they run out of money.
So it is said that if you know your enemies and
know yourself, you can win a thousand battles without
a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent,
you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you
will always endanger yourself. Sun Tzu
We know corporations. If you
don't, please see the movie, The Corporation.
Click on the link to watch it online, or download it. Another
movie we talk about below, is the movie The Informant,
it's a must-see.
We know ourselves. We are Americans.
We have a lot of pride, not enough guilt, and a lot of hope.
We, the majority, stepped into the voting booth and chose hope.
Imagine the majority we'd be if
we all got someone off his/her ass and into the voting booth.
When you hear craziness, ask, "Are
you still drinking fluoride?"
Offer to buy a few gallons of spring
Do you remember hearing, This is
the most important election in our history?
Every election is the most important.
Miss one, and the bastards win.
While the people are scrambling
to get out the vote, corporations are spending billions keep
them home. How often we hear, "They're all the same. All crooks." They should know,
they got them into office.
No matter HOW little a vote counts,
it makes a difference, especially if it's not cast. Millions
never cast that vote, and to conservatives, who don't want everyone
to show up, this is how it should be. Money can buy a lot of
conservatives when we don't show up.
Take pride in your progressiveness.
We care. We even care about the fluoride drinkers who show up
at town hall meetings screaming nonsense. We want them to have
health care too.
What would Jesus do?
It's time to take back our country; health
care is a human right if we the majority say it is. It's time
to take back our government, our schools, it's time to take
The loonies, the fringe, don't own Jesus.
Corporations own the loonies.
You must read the article: "The
Doors Of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything."
Passing the best
health care could easily be a long and tedious process, taking
years to shape. But we the people won't give up. There is too
much to lose, our humanity being the first to go.
We can do this.
One last thing. The
Roberts Court is about to give corporations, even foreign corporations
an even larger roll in our elections, arguing that corporations,
defined already as a "person," have first amendment protection
and freedom of speech. That's most likely what it's all going
to boil down to.
I personally don't see it as a freedom of
speech argument; it's all about the personhood of corporations.
Our newest member of the esteemed court, in one of her first opinions
actually stated that this personhood is something that should
be revisited. It's about time.
We know ourselves, our opponents, and now
we know our goals.
We vote out those how stand against us and
We challenge our elected to make the hard
choices. Money or the people.
Strict publicly funded elections and nothing
less. Money has to be taken out of the equation. If
corporations are going to be granted the freedom to invest in
our elections by publishing propaganda,
then we must elect people who will strike this down in congress.
No one branch rules in this country.
This next election is the most important election
in our history. We must show the world that the parades of gullible
loonies, the flimsy arguments, the fear mongering, and the lies just do not work. We
will not stand for insanity.
For about 10 years now, at least, I've been
collecting information on vaccinations, their safety, efficacy,
and their dangers. With all the media hype on the coming pandemic,
forced vaccinations, and even internment camps, I thought it
was time to put it all together.
This goes for vaccinations. We all think that
vaccinations wiped out small pox, but I discovered that the
vaccine wiped out quite a few people too. One researcher is
convinced that only those vaccinated caught the Spanish Flu
during the first world war.
So, for a complete look at the subject of
vaccinations (the hard truth on mandatory vaccinations), with
many documenting papers, you'll want to read:
time, we quoted one of the heads of ADM (Archer Daniels Midland)
speaking to a Japanese business associate from a competing company
saying, “We have a saying at ADM: the competition is our friend,
the customer is the enemy.”
until I listened to an NPR program, This American Life, recently
that I learned where this quotation came from.
The Informant is theaters right now. It’s about a likable
guy (suffering from bipolar disorder) who gets behind in his
work, and to cover, tells a lie; a lie about a corporate spy
in the company. The story he told was that he’d been contacted
by an anonymous individual who would give up the name of this
spy for a bundle of money.
is called in, and with them snooping about, he feels that he’s
going to be found out (especially since his wife is about to
blow the whistle), and so he approaches an FBI agent who is
just about to get in his car and leave, and tells him that ADM
has been price fixing.
though tightly sticking to the facts, is a comedy. The real
name of the man involved is Mark Whitacre. Working
with the FBI, Mark wore a wire to many of his meetings. The
quotation above came from the recordings made from these meetings.
Life produced a great program on Mark Whitacre and the ADM case.
It leaves you wondering just how many conspiracies go on without
ever getting caught. It leaves you wondering how many are going
on right now. The program gives a lot of insight into Whitacre’s
character, and is well worth listening to:
This American Life.
These recipes took me a while to create. As
you know, I try to create recipes that are both tasty and healthy.
Most of the recipes I found on these two salad dressings were
all tasty, but none were healthy.
And then I discovered that they had to sit
for a while to bring out the taste. We all love fast foods.
We'd like to make them and then eat them. What I had thought
was a dismal failure at first taste, four days later was simply
The first one, is our Blue Cheese Salad Dressing.
It uses coconut milk and a homemade mayo. For those who absolutely
love blue cheese, you can always double the amount of cheese
in the recipe. For the true connoisseur, you'll want to add
some real Roquefort. It's only $24.00 per pound.
Next we have French Dressing. The major change
from most recipes is the substitution of Extra Virgin Olive
oil for the artery clogging crud most recipes call for. To take
the edge off the olive oil, we've blended in one entire medium
sweet onion. Still, it's best to let this sit for a few days
And here in Minnesota, we love to mix the
two. One of our Four Star restaurants here serves a French Dressing
with Blue Cheese Crumbles as it's house dressing.
new TV commercials for Truvia and PureVia are any
indication, stevia has made a sudden and astonishing
leapfrog from hippie sprinkle to bonafide challenger to the
decades-long dominance of the blue (Equal), pink (Sweet and
Low), and yellow (Splenda) packets on the tables of diners
and coffee shops everywhere. Is its use in mainstream soda
brands far behind? Hard to say, but one thing is pretty
clear: the days of chemical-derived sweeteners are waning as
consumers become more suspicious of foodstuffs which, as the
food writer Michael Pollan says, can't be imagined growing
has been used by natives of South and Central America for
centuries, and has long been highly-regarded for its intense
sweetness, 30 times as sweet as sugar. It similarity to
sugar is legendary: as Time magazine says of its key
component, rebaudioside A, it has a "profile very similar to
sugar with respect to onset, intensity and duration of
though: wasn't there a problem with stevia? The sweet leaves
of the ordinary-looking plant have long been banned for food
use in the USA and European Union -- and in Singapore and
Hong Kong -- due to concerns over a 1985 study that
suggested steviol, a breakdown product from stevioside and
rebaudioside, is a mutagen in the presence of a liver
extract of pre-treated rats. In other words, it could create
changes in the DNA of the liver, up to and including cancer.
The study, however, was widely criticized by scientists who
claimed the study was conducted in a way that would also
find distilled water mutagenic, and largely discarded by
health food aficionados, who continued to buy stevia powder
in stores where it was marketed as a "dietary supplement"
thanks to a ban by the U.S. FDA.
Stevia Makes Sweet Waves
and Drug administration has cleared the use of a natural,
zero-calorie sweetener for beverages that's derived from an
herb called stevia. The move paves the way for a flurry of
new products featuring the sweetener, called rebaudioside A.
The stevia shrub, shown above, is native to Paraguay.
was until very recently considered questionable by the FDA,
but in December 2008 an FDA advisory prompted by Cargill's
development of Truvia held that stevia with 95 percent or 97
percent rebaudioside A is safe and products containing that
substance can be called foodstuffs (and not, as one soda
company previously described its products, a "carbonated
stevia supplement"). Truvia and PureVia are both formulated
with reb A, leaving out the components of stevia leaf that
provide a licorice-flavored aftertaste. It should be noted
that powdered stevia is still not considered safe as a food
additive; the FDA hasn't explained this distinction.
about that stevia-sweetened soda: there are already a few
versions out there. One all-natural variety from Seattle is
called Zevia (which I've tried and liked, in smallish
quantities). Long-time craft soda maker Reed's, Inc. is
marketing stevia-sweetened versions of its Virgil's colas,
root beers, and cream sodas. But the big change is set to
come from PepsiCo (PEP), who along with Whole Earth
Sweetener Company (a subsidiary of the company that markets
Equal) developed PureVia -- they've said a stevia-sweetened
Sprite is on its way -- and Coca-Cola Company (KO), who has
already announced a version of Odwalla sweetened with Truvia.
No, I don't know why a 100 percent fruit juice needs
additional sweetener, either, but I'm sure the marketers
will explain it to us in due time. Given the funding behind
these two new sweeteners, it seems inevitable that
Nutrasweet and Sweet and Low will soon be but the cultural
memory of our parents.
television commercials and the additives branding veritably
bleed the "from nature" story (a leaf dots the "i," if the
green colors didn't already convince you), even though the
substance is certainly highly processed and does contain
other ingredients such as
erythritol (a sugar alcohol
derived from fruit also eagerly advertising its "natural"-ness).
Many long-time proponents of stevia complain that the FDA
banned the substance for decades, until food giant and
deep-pocketed lobbyists Cargill, Pepsi and Coca-cola sought
to use it. And health pundit Mark Sisson points us to the
extremely short nature of the only study on Truvia done so
far -- it was 16 weeks -- as rather too small to prove
anything. Real dangers could take decades to become obvious.
goes on to make a few important points about Truvia (and, by
association, PureVia): first, "it isn't 100% clear that
rebiana is entirely the physiologically-acting equal of
other forms of stevia used throughout the world." The way an
extractive works on the body could be very different than
the way the whole substance does -- take white sugar, a
highly-processed substance that wreaks far more havoc on the
human body than sugar cane in its whole form. Further, it's
easier to overdose on a chemically-derived substance than it
is on the herbal source. I agree with Sisson's second point
heartily: "as it is with any artificial/altered sweetener:
ask yourself if the sweetened food/drink offers any real
benefit (physical or otherwise) that you couldn't get from
the same or similar food/drink that's unsweetened."
four cans of Sprite a day, whether it's sweetened with pure
cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, Nutrasweet, PureVia,
or some as-yet-to-be-marketed substance, is probably not
entirely healthy. Truvia seems to be a positive step in the
direction of whole foods: but it's a very, very small step
and should not be considered a giddy slip-and-slide toward
"healthy" soda. Is it terrible for you? Probably not. Is it
going to improve your health? Almost certainly not. As
always, moderation is the way to go.
soda companies will market it this way, given the evidence
so far, is unlikely.
One of the things we get the most letters about is
Anvirzel, a drug made from the Nerium Oleander
The news on
Anvirzel is bad. It passed first stage testing, but ran
out of money (anyone out there with a spare billion to
complete the testing?).
Then we heard of a form from Africa, our good friend,
Marc Swanepoel, ND had made up
Sutherlandia OPC and tested it with great success on
The recipe for recreating Oleander Soup is posted, but
some feel it's difficult to make, hard to find the plants,
and they're terrified at making a mistake since the oleander
plant is quite poisonous. That's ... understandable.
Well, we've finally found a company that is making an
oleander extract, with approximately the same strength as
the original soup recipe we got from Dr Ozel in Turkey. It's
cheaper than chemotherapy. Much cheaper. It's a great immune
stimulant. It is probably a great preventive, too.
This has been tested for toxicity, but keep in mind that
this herbal formula can produce side effects. It is, unlike
many herbals, to be used according to the instructions on
the label. (Many herbal products have no known toxicity
So here is the warning: No reports of
toxicity have been received from clinicians supervising
patients experiencing Oleander Extract Therapy.
Supplementation as suggested with this herb seldom if ever
exhibits any adverse side effects.
Possible side effects from this herbal mix when used as a
dietary supplement may be slight nausea and vomiting,
diarrhea, pruritus, pain at a tumour site, tachycardia and
arrhythmias. Because of its blood-thinning properties,
people on medical blood-thinning preparations should consult
their doctors before using OPC. People on heart-active
drugs, such as digoxin (Lanoxin®) or anti-arrhythmics should
also speak to their doctors before using the mixture. No
other drug interactions have been reported. Pregnant women
should preferably not use the mixture due to its
anti-angiogenesis effect. Other short term detoxification
symptoms like a slight rash, runny nose, pimples, slightly
painful joints, etc, may be experienced.
a link to a video (The
effect of animal fats on the human body) that has gone
viral. In this video, a physician makes a presentation
intended to scare everyone. He even shows an autopsy in
which a thrombus (blood clot) is removed from an artery. The
thrombus is not just your ordinary blood clot, but is
composed of a fatty looking substance. He claims that
this thrombus was caused by eating saturated fats and that
it is filled with saturated fats.
This is why we feel that physicians should be forced to
study nutrition and orthomolecular biology. Fact: Neither
thrombi nor artery walls contain any saturated fats.
Here is what
Dr Uffe Ravnskov, author of
Cholesterol Myths (and one of our advisors) said about
the video (besides, "It's all crap!"), and the thrombus extracted from the artery:
It is an
organized thrombus, the remains of a vulnerable plaque
that has emptied its content into the coronary artery.
Thrombi or artery walls contain absolutely no saturated
fat; this is pure nonsense like everything else this guy
is telling. There may be a lot of cholesterol inside the
thrombus, but that doesn't mean that the cause is high
cholesterol or a high intake of cholesterol.
article refers to a piece of email going around that says
that margarine is one molecule away from plastic. This is
not only wrong, it's not scientific. Something can look
chemically similar to another, but they are two totally different
Reasons Why You Don’t Want to be a Vegetarian by Dr Al Sears
large-scale study examining the effects of meat consumption
on mortality has confirmed what myriad smaller ones have
suggested -- frequently eating red and processed meats
increases your risk of mortality by at least 33%.
assess the link between eating meat and risk of premature
death, researchers at the National Cancer Institute followed
more than 500,000 people for 10 years, 70,000 of whom died
over the course of the study. The size of this study is what
makes it so important, since it provided an opportunity to
investigate the relationship between meat consumption and
age at death. At the start of the study, the participants,
aged 50 to 71, completed a questionnaire that asked how
often they ate specific foods and also about their portion
sizes. "Red meats" included beef and pork, while "processed
meats" included sausages, hot dogs and all cold cuts.
Participants who ate the most red and processed meats, most
often and in the largest portions, were at higher risk for
death from heart disease or cancer, and for death overall
than those who ate the least red and processed meats.
Researchers measured and controlled for a variety of
critical co-factors, including alcohol intake, smoking,
physical activity, weight and total caloric intake and their
impact on longevity.
essentially means that when compared with people who eat
just one ounce, people who eat five ounces of red meat daily
are a third more likely to die, Barry Popkin, PhD, a
professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill and author of
The World Is Fat, told me. He added that if you
eat just a single ounce of processed meat -- or one hot dog
each week -- mortality risk is similarly raised, noting
these results were identical for women and men. Participants
who ate the most white meat (which included fish and tuna)
had a slightly lower risk -- about 10% to 15% -- of death.
editorial accompanying the study, published earlier this
year in Archives of Internal Medicine, Dr. Popkin
said: "The consensus is not that we should all become vegans
or vegetarians. Rather, the need is for a major reduction in
total meat intake."
PROBLEM WITH MEAT
breast cancer and colorectal cancer have both been linked to
cooking method as well as saturated fat content, this study
is the first to implicate red and processed meats not just
in those two cancers but in total cancer deaths, as well as
cardiovascular deaths and overall mortality. According to
Dr. Popkin, there are several factors that make these meats
a poor meal choice...
Cancer-causing compounds form when meat is cooked at
high temperatures, as when it is grilled.
Meat is high in iron, which is thought to promote cancer
when consumed in excess.
Meat intake is likely to contribute to elevated blood
pressure and cholesterol levels, increasing the risk for
Processed meat, even if it’s low-fat, contains
According to Dr. Popkin, reducing red meat intake to just
once a week, at most, and completely eliminating processed
meats would save the lives of a million men and just under a
million women in the 50 to 59 age group over the next
decade. "People could cut their individual risk by 30% over
10 years," he noted -- adding "that’s a pretty big saving."
For long-term health benefits, Dr. Popkin suggests choosing
poultry, fish and legumes, rather than red meat, as sources
of protein. Also, he advises, those who have risk factors
that increase their likelihood of premature death, such as
hypertension, diabetes, cancer or heart disease, or who are
overweight or obese, should be "especially wary." "If you’re
at greater risk for disease to start with, eating red meat
will increase your risk even more."
Editor's Note: Actually, Dr
Sears, Dr Ravnskov, and myself
would agree with about 99% of this article. The
China Study came to the same conclusion. But like most
studies, these meat studies commit the sin of omission.
is not deadly. Our food supply is deadly. Our livestock are
filled with hormones, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics,
and thousands of other chemicals found in their air, feed,
information on our cooking methods and how meats are
processed (cured) is right on target. This is why we've
written articles in the past on how to avoid the dangers of
overcooking and processing.
grass fed beef that's not been subjected to the onslaught of
drugs and chemicals is a very good start. The price we pay
for agribusiness is death.
July 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests physicians may often
miss potentially dangerous drug interactions.
Researchers led by the University of Arizona found
medication prescribers correctly identified fewer than half
of drug pairs with potentially dangerous interactions.
scientists said their finding is important because
statistics indicate an average of 2.3 medications is
prescribed during each U.S. physician office visit.
researchers, led by Professor Daniel Malone, mailed a
questionnaire to 12,500 U.S. prescribers who were selected
based on a history of prescribing drugs associated with
known potential drug interactions. Prescribers were
primarily physicians, physicians' assistants and nurse
Recipients were asked to classify 14 drug pairs as
"contraindicated," "may be used together, but with
monitoring" or "no interaction." Respondents could also
state that they were "not sure."
respondents classified 42.7 percent of all drug combinations
correctly. Of the 14 drug pairs presented, four of them were
contraindicated, but a majority of prescribers correctly
identified only one of the four pairs as contraindicated.
Moreover, for half of the 14 drug pairs, more than one-third
of the respondents answered they were "not sure," and two of
these drug pairs were contraindicated.
said the findings indicate health professional programs are
not doing enough to teach students about potential drug
synopsis of the research appeared in the May issue of the
journal Research Activities.
Letter From A
In a chatroom, ADHD came up,
and she has a lot to say.
wanted to respond to what was being addressed...ADHD..etc.
When my son Ben was a baby, I knew something was wrong, he
would NOT sleep...he would stand or sit in his crib for hrs
rocking..later other behaviors such as compulsive picking of
his skin, paint on the walls, head banging etc. By the time
he was 6 years old, they had diagnosed him with ADHD/ADD/OCD/ODD!
Well, I was on a mission LOL. When he was 7 they said he was
Bi polar! I said yer nuts! Its the meds turning him into a
monster! Well by the time he was in the third grade, the boy
still could not read and I had lodged two suits against the
Schools..one of them because a teacher could not handle him
and I had found out she put his desk in a closet! To make a
long story short..I took Ben out of school for a year, I
homeschooled him, taught him to read and other things. One
night...he was crying that his chest hurt. I took him to ER.
He was having a heart attack..later said to have been caused
by a new drug they put him on..GEODON! The heart attack was
minor and caused no damage, but that was enough for me. I
took him off of ALL meds. I then enrolled him in a behavior
modification program and another program that taught ME how
to teach him. I won my case with the schools and they in
turn asked me to come speak to them. Now years later..my son
no longer has this diagnosis, he is in the Navy and doing so
well. When he was in High School he was sent to a Gifted
school. He is proof that a child's life does not end with an
ADHD diagnosis. I am currently writing two new books and one
of them is about my son's journey. I just wanted to share
all that with you.
does more harm than good in healthy people: research Healthy
people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack
are doing themselves more harm than good,
researchers have said. By
Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor in Barcelona
Published: 10:00PM BST 30 Aug 2009
Millions of people
- including a substantial number of the "worried well" -
take a daily dose of the drug in the belief it will keep
But at a conference for leading doctors,
British scientists said they have found that for healthy
people taking aspirin does not significantly reduce the risk
of a heart attack.
At the same time
they found it almost doubles the risk of being admitted to
hospital due to internal bleeding.
The findings show that for otherwise
healthy people the risks of taking aspirin outweigh the
benefits. The doctors stressed that patients who had already
suffered a heart attack should continue to take the drug.
It has been suggested that aspirin could
be included in a so-called 'polypill' with an
anti-cholesterol statin and a blood pressure drug which
could be taken by everyone aged over 50.
Experts said substantial numbers of
'worried well' take aspirin as a 'just in case' measure
believing that because it has been around for such a long
time it is completely safe.
The results of a study carried out in
Scotland and presented at the European Society of Cardiology
Congress in Barcelona has added to the growing evidence that
the risks outweigh the benefits for healthy people.
Prof Gerry Fowkes of the Wolfson Unit for
Prevention of Peripheral Vascular Disease in Edinburgh,
said: “Our research suggests that aspirin should not be
prescribed to the general population at this stage.
“Aspirin probably leads to a minor
reduction in future events but the problem is that has to be
weighed against an increase in bleeding. Some of that
bleeding can be quite serious and lead to death.”
Prof Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of
the British Heart Foundation, which part-funded the study,
said: "A lot of the worried well buy a small dose of aspirin
over the counter not understanding that they are increasing
their risk substantially of a major bleed."
He said it is known that aspirin does
reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems but this must be
countered against the increased risk of internal bleeding.
In patients who have already had a heart
attack the risk of a second is so much higher that the
balance is in favour of taking aspirin.
However, for people who have not had a
heart attack the risks do not normally outweigh the
Prof Weissberg added: "If you have not
got clear cut vascular disease that has caused an event
while it does reduce the risk (of a heart attack or stroke)
that benefit is offset by a worse risk of haemorrhage and
potentially fatal haemorrhage."
In the study conducted in Scotland 29,000
men and women aged between 50 and 75 were screened to see if
they had furred arteries in the legs, which means they are
at high risk of developing heart disease but do not yet have
More than 3,000 men were randomly
assigned to receive a daily dose of aspirin or a dummy pill
and were followed up for an average of eight years.
There was no difference in the rate of
heart attacks or stroke between the two groups and deaths
from any cause were similar.
However there were 34 major bleeds in
people taking aspirin, or two per cent, compared with 20 or
1.2 per cent of those on the placebo.
He said the tablets were only taken 60
per cent of the time during the trial which reflects real
life experience in people who have not had a heart attack.
He said in secondary prevention, where
people have already had one attack and are trying to prevent
a second one, compliance is usually better.
Earlier this year Oxford scientists found
that although aspirin could cut the chances of a heart
attack in patients who had never suffered one by a fifth, it
also increased the risk of stomach bleeding by a third.
Nick Henderson Executive Director of the
Aspirin Foundation said: "Aspirin use to prevent primary
cardiovascular events is only appropriate where individual
patients are considered by their doctor to be at special
risk from particular factors such as obesity, lifestyle,
stress and a familial history.
"The Aspirin Foundation continues to
counsel individuals always to seek medical advice before
embarking on a self medication prophylactic regime with
Aspirin for whatever reason.
"Medical advocates of prophylactic
Aspirin in the absence of previous cardiovascular events
accept that potential benefits should be weighed against
potential risks such as the bleeding demonstrated in the
study by Professor Fowkes."
As I write this newsletter, a huge mug of water is next to
me with both this Hydrogen-Rich Water Stick and a sachet of
latest annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer
Research, two studies showed a link between levels of
Vitamin D and breast cancer.
first study, conducted at University of California at San
Diego, compared blood levels of Vitamin D in nearly 2000
women. They next did a cohort study, comparing those levels
in women who had developed breast cancer and those who had
not. The women with the highest levels of Vitamin D had less
than half the chance of getting breast cancer compared to
women with lower levels.
second study, done at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto
interviewed 1,700 women. One third of those interviewed were
breast cancer patients. This time the study focused on
sunlight exposure. The results of the study showed that
those women with the highest sunlight exposure between the
ages of 10 and 29 had a whopping 40% reduced risk of breast
cancer over those who had the least exposure.
believe that just 10 minutes of sun exposure (arms, legs,
face) at midday is all
you need, but as we pointed out already in this newsletter,
we clean Americans are washing off this Vitamin D. Hence, if
you’re going to wash with soap, or not get enough sunlight,
this makes a case for supplementation.
the form I use. I take 5,000 IU daily.
Adding two ounces of walnuts to your diet may be
one of your best defenses against breast cancer.
omega-3 fatty acids,
antioxidants and phytosterols found in walnuts
may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according
to a study from the
Marshall University School of Medicine.
In the study, mice that were fed the equivalent
of what would be two ounces of walnuts per day
for humans showed a delay in tumor growth as
well as fewer and smaller tumors.
A really good article on Tanning Beds
is located here:
Pfizer to pay
record $2.3B penalty for drug promos By Devlin
Barrett September 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors hit Pfizer Inc. with a
record-breaking $2.3 billion in fines Wednesday and called
the world’s largest drugmaker a repeating corporate cheat
for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free
golf, massages, and resort junkets.
Announcing the penalty as a warning to all drug
manufacturers, Justice Department officials said the overall
settlement is the largest ever paid by a drug company for
alleged violations of federal drug rules, and the $1.2
billion criminal fine is the largest ever in any U.S.
criminal case. The total includes $1 billion in civil
penalties and a $100 million criminal forfeiture.
Authorities called Pfizer a repeat offender, noting it is
the company’s fourth such settlement of government charges
in the last decade. The allegations surround the marketing
of 13 different drugs, including big sellers such as Viagra,
Zoloft, and Lipitor.
of its illegal marketing, Pfizer invited doctors to
consultant meetings at resort locations, paying their
expenses and providing perks, prosecutors said.
were entertained with golf, massages, and other activities,”
said Mike Loucks, the U.S. attorney in Massachusetts.
said that even as Pfizer was negotiating deals on past
misconduct, they were continuing to violate the very same
laws with other drugs.
prevent backsliding this time, Pfizer’s conduct will be
specially monitored by the Health and Human Service
Department inspector general for five years.
unusual twist, the head of the Justice Department, Attorney
General Eric Holder, did not participate in the record
settlement, because he had represented Pfizer on these
issues while in private practice.
Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli said the
settlement illustrates ways the Justice Department “can help
the American public at a time when budgets are tight and
health care costs are rising.”
announced the settlement terms at a news conference with
federal prosecutors and FBI, and Health and Human Services
settlement ends an investigation that also resulted in
guilty pleas from two former Pfizer sales managers.
Officials said the U.S. industry has paid out more than $11
billion in such settlements over the past decade, but one
consumer advocate voiced hope that Wednesday’s penalty was
so big it would curb the abuses.
so much money in selling pills, that there’s a tremendous
temptation to cheat,” said Bill Vaughan, an analyst at
Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer
a kind of mentality in this sector that (settlements) are
the cost of doing business and we can cheat. This penalty is
so huge I think consumers can have some hope that maybe
these guys will tighten up and run a better ship.”
government said the company promoted four prescription
drugs, including the pain killer Bextra, as treatments for
medical conditions different from those the drugs had been
approved for by federal regulators. Authorities said
Pfizer’s salesmen and women created phony doctor requests
for medical information in order to send unsolicited
information to doctors about unapproved uses and dosages.
drugs for so-called “off-label” medical conditions is not
uncommon, but drug manufacturers are prohibited from
marketing drugs for uses that have not been approved by the
Food and Drug Administration. They said the junkets and
other company-paid perks were designed to promote Bextra and
other drugs, to doctors for unapproved uses and dosages,
backed by false and misleading claims about safety and
for instance, was approved for arthritis, but Pfizer
promoted it for acute pain and surgical pain, and in dosages
above the approved maximum. In 2005, Bextra, one of a class
of painkillers known as Cox-2 inhibitors, was pulled from
the U.S. market amid mounting evidence it raised the risk of
heart attack, stroke and death.
subsidiary, Pharmacia and Upjohn Inc., which was acquired in
2003, has entered an agreement to plead guilty to one count
of felony misbranding. The criminal case applied only to
billion in civil penalties was related to Bextra and a
number of other medicines.
portion of the civil penalty will be distributed to 49
states and the District of Columbia, according to agreements
with each state’s Medicaid program.
top lawyer, Amy Schulman, said the settlements “bring final
closure to significant legal matters and help to enhance our
focus on what we do best — discovering, developing and
delivering innovative medicines.”
statement, Schulman said: “We regret certain actions taken
in the past, but are proud of the action we’ve taken to
strengthen our internal controls and pioneer new
financial filings in January, the company had indicated that
it would pay $2.3 billion over the allegations.
civil settlement announced Wednesday covered Pfizer’s
promotions of Bextra, blockbuster nerve pain and epilepsy
treatment Lyrica, schizophrenia medicine Geodon, antibiotic
Zyvox and nine other medicines. The agreement with the
Justice Department resolves the investigation into promotion
of all those drugs, Pfizer said.
government said Pfizer also paid kickbacks to market a host
of big-name drugs: Aricept, Celebrex, Lipitor, Norvasc,
Relpax, Viagra, Zithromax, Zoloft, and Zyrtec.
allegations came to light thanks largely to five Pfizer
employees and one Pennsylvania doctor, who will now share
$102 million of the settlement money.
Assistant Director Kevin Perkins praised the whistleblowers
who decided to “speak out against a corporate giant that was
blatantly violating the law and misleading the public
through false marketing claims.”
in the abuses, the government’s five-year monitoring will
force Pfizer to notify doctors about Wednesday’s agreement,
encourage them to report any similar behavior, and publicly
post any payments or perks it gives to doctors.
terms of the settlement, Pfizer must pay $1 billion to
compensate Medicaid, Medicare, and other federal health care
programs. Some of that money will be shared among the
states: New York, for example, will receive $66 million,
according to the state’s attorney general, Andrew Cuomo.
Pfizer originally disclosed the settlement figure, it also
announced plans to acquire rival Wyeth for $68 billion. That
deal, which would bolster Pfizer’s position as the world’s
top drugmaker by revenue, is expected to close before year’s
of Pfizer dropped 14 cents to $16.24 in midday trading.
Business Writer Linda A. Johnson in Trenton, N.J.,
contributed to this report.
encourage people to watch television but here’s one series I
think is worth making time for... on PBS and produced by
American Health Journal, it is called Discoveries in
Alternative Medicine. It aims to show modern-day viewers
the kind of practical and functional care that naturopathic
people really understand what it is like to receive care
from a naturopathic physician, I was told by Karen Howard,
executive director of the American Association of
Naturopathic Physicians in Washington, DC. She said the
short documentary is meant to demystify the practice of this
ancient form of medicine, helping people to understand how
useful it can be. Naturopathic care is focused on maximizing
the patient’s ability to stay healthy and prevent disease,
rather than just controlling symptoms. The six-part,
interview-based series involves more than 20 physicians and
10 patients working over a three-month period to address
complaints ranging from cancer to chronic illnesses like
arthritis, plus simple wellness and immune-boosting
strategies. Among the episodes are...
Naturopathic Medical Education -- shows the extensive
training that naturopathic physicians receive and how it
is similar to and different from that of allopathic
Cancer -- how the environment causes cancer and how
naturopathic doctors can help mitigate its deleterious
Chronic Disease -- the effect of chronic illnesses, such
as Parkinson’s or chronic fatigue, and the unique ways
that NDs treat them.
Family Medicine -- including achieving wellness through
lifestyle for all patients, childhood through old age.
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease -- highlighting how
the two are connected and what people can do to prevent,
reverse or reduce future cardiovascular problems.
Mental Health, Allergies and Chronic Pain -- on how to
soothe symptoms naturally, while working toward
CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH
of the series is to show how working with a naturopathic
physician can enable you to take control of your own health
care. "The body has the innate ability to heal itself," says
Howard, adding that the program is actually about
"patient-oriented" health care. For instance, she noted,
naturopathic physicians receive virtually the same
biomedical training -- both in terms of time and content --
as do MDs. The key difference, however, is that NDs
emphasize prevention of disease before it happens by
supporting health and improving wellness, whereas mainstream
medicine is aimed at suppressing the symptoms of an existing
disease. The television program tells how this works and
shows how patients benefit from such an approach.
series first aired in the greater LA area in April, on PBS.
Discoveries in Alternative Medicine will be broadcast
in other areas over the next several months -- check local
listings for dates and times in your community. If you want
to take a sneak peak at the series, go to
Karen E. Howard, executive director, American Association of
physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority
often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it
difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely
admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years
experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart
surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical
and scientific fact.
trained for many years with other prominent physicians
labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific
literature, continually attending education seminars, we
opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the
simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower
cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake.
The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and
heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were
considered heresy and could quite possibly result in
recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally
defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation
in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is
slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and
other chronic ailments will be treated.
long-established dietary recommendations have created
epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which
dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human
suffering and dire economic consequences.
the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin
medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat
content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of
heart disease than ever before.
Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75
million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20
million have diabetes and 57 million have
pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and
younger people in greater numbers every year.
stated, without inflammation being present in the body,
there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the
wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and
strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move
freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is
inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your
body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a
bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is
perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial
and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the
body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never
designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic
inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as
acute inflammation is beneficial.
thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly
to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury
to the body? Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made
that choice willfully.
of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet
that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and
carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury
to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic
inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and
obesity. Let me repeat that. The injury and inflammation
in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet that has
been recommended for years by mainstream medicine.
the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply,
they are the overload of simple, highly processed
carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from
them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils
like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many
Note: Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and
Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, AZ. His
private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ.
Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the
nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder
of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with
a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness. He
is the author of The Cure For Heart Disease and
The Great Cholesterol Lie.
Click here now to learn more.]
One study show us how high fructose corn syrup compares to
glucose in our body's biology (but not a word about our
Fact: High fructose corn
syrup drives up your need/desire for food. Sugars in fruit,
do not, because the fructose is balanced with glucose.
have invoked God at their side in this war, so that we will
accept their power and our weakness as something that has been
established by divine plan. But there is no god behind this
war other than the god of money, nor any right other than the
desire for death and destruction. Today there is a "NO" which
shall weaken the powerful and strengthen the weak: the "NO"
to war.” Subcomandante Marcos - Source: No to war, 2/16/03
the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child.
Each of the prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade.
Each of their screams was ours. When they were humiliated, we
were humiliated. The U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq - mostly
volunteers in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban
neighborhoods - are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the
same horrendous process, which asks them to die for a victory
that will never be theirs.” Arundhati Roy - Source: Arundhati
Roy, Tide? Or Ivory Snow? 8/24/04
It's never too late...
From Steven Colbert:
But sadly, every time a racist
criticizes president Obama, somebody cries, "Racism."
I wish every African American was like
President Obama...raised by white people.
Contains Harsh Language.
Once Again Bill Maher Gets it Right!
(Contains Harsh Language)
New Rule: Democrats must get in touch
with their "inner asshole." And, no, I'm not being
gratuitously crude when I say that. I refer to the case of
one, Van Jones, who was the man the Obama Administration
hired to find jobs for Americans in the new green
industries. Hmm, seems like a smart thing to do in a
recession. But, Van Jones got fired because he got caught on
tape saying Republicans are assholes. And they call it news.
Now, I know that right now I'm supposed to be all
re-injected with "Yes We Can" fever after the big healthcare
speech. And it was a great speech. You know, when Black
Elvis gets jiggy with his Teleprompter there's nobody
But, here's the thing. Muhammad Ali also had a way with
words. But, it helped enormously that he could also punch
guys in the face.
It bothers me that Obama didn't say a word in defense of Mr.
Van Jones, and basically fired him when Glenn Beck told him
to. Just like we dropped "end of life counseling" from
healthcare because Sarah Palin said it meant "death panels"
on her Facebook page. Crazy morons make up things for Obama
to do, and he does it.
Same thing with the speech to schools this week, where the
president attempted to merely tell children to work hard and
wash their hands. And "Cracker Nation" reacted as if he was
trying to hire the Black Panthers to hand out grenades in
And, of course, the White House immediately capitulated. "No
students will be forced to view the speech," a White House
spokesperson assured a panicked nation. Well, isn't that
like admitting that the president might be doing something
unseemly? What a bunch of cowards.
If the White House had any balls, they'd have said, "He's
giving a speech on the importance of staying in school, and
if you jackasses don't show it to every damn kid, we're
cutting off your federal education funding tomorrow."
The Democrats just never learn. Americans don't really care
which side of an issue you're on as long as you don't act
When Van Jones called the Republicans "assholes," he was
actually paying them a compliment. He was. He was talking
about how they can get things done even when they're the
minority. As opposed to the Democrats, who can't seem to get
anything done even when they control both houses of
Congress, the presidency and Bruce Springsteen.
You know, I love Obama's civility, his desire to work with
his enemies. It's positively Christ-like. In college, he was
probably the guy at the dorm parties who made sure the
stoners shared their pot with the jocks.
But, we don't need that guy now. We need an asshole. Mr.
President, there are some people who are never going to like
you. That's why they voted for the old guy and "Carrie's
You're not going to win them over. Stand up for the 70% of
Americans who aren't crazy.
And, speaking of that 70%, when are we going to actually
show up in all this? You know, tomorrow, Glenn Beck's army
of zombie retirees are descending on Washington. It's the
"Million Moron March." Although they won't get a million, of
course, because many will be confused and drive to
But, they will make news, because people who take to the
streets always do. They're at town hall meetings screaming
at the congressmen. We're on the couch screaming at the TV.
You know, especially in this age of Twitters and blogs and
Snuggies it's a statement just to leave the house. But,
leave the house, we must, because this is our last best shot
for a long time to get the sort of serious healthcare reform
that would make the United States the envy of several
New Rule: If American can't get off its
back and get something done, it must lose the bald eagle as
our symbol and replace it with the YouTube video of the
puppy that can't get up. [YouTube
video of puppy that can't get up shown] It's delightful.
As long as we're pathetic, we might as well act like it's
And I'm sorry, but, you know what? We are pathetic, inert
and lethargic, unable to end bad things like wars, farm
subsidies, our oil addiction; 60,000 troops are still in
Germany; the drug war, useless weapons programs. And unable
to initiate anything good.
And even when we do address a problem, the plan is always
half-assed. It can never start until years later. Like the
climate change bill in Congress now. It mandates a whopping
17% cut in the greenhouse gases that are killing us, by
2020. Who's in charge of this program? FEMA?
No, really, fellows, don't rush. Only the whole western half
of the United States has been on fire for a month. I know,
let's get to Mexicans using the hospital first.
We might pass new mileage standards, but even if we do, they
wouldn't start until 2016. In that year, our cars of the
future will glide along while achieving a breathtaking 35
miles per gallon. My goodness, is that even humanly
possible? You socialist dreamer you!
"What do we want?!" "A small improvement!" "When do we want
Come on! You know, when it's something for us personally,
like a laxative, it has to start working NOW! My TV remote
has a button on it now called "On Demand." "You get your ass
on my TV screen right now SpongeBob and make me laugh! NOW!"
But, with the big important things, we're that puppy. The
president has said about healthcare, "If we were starting
from scratch, then a single-payer system would probably make
So let's start from scratch.
Instead we have a crappy, lobbyist-written "bl*wjob to
corporate America" bill, and even if that passes, it doesn't
kick in until 2013! During which time, close to 200,000
people will die because they're not covered and 3,000,000
will go bankrupt from hospital bills.
You know, I have a pretty good idea of the Republican plan
for the next three years: don't let Obama do anything. What
kills me is, apparently that's the Democrats' plan, too.
You know, we weren't always like this. In 1965, Johnson
signed Medicare into law. Eleven months later, seniors were
receiving benefits. In World War II, FDR converted car
companies to making tanks and planes virtually overnight. In
one eight-year period, America went from JFK's ridiculous
dream of landing a man on the moon...to landing a man on the
This generation has had eight years just to build something
at Ground Zero: an office building, a museum, a Pinkberry, I
don't care anymore!
America: Home of the Freedom Pit. Which, ironically, is
spitting distance from Wall Street, where they knock down
buildings a different way: through foreclosure. And that's
the ultimate sign of our lethargy. Millions thrown out of
their homes, tossed out of work, lost their life savings,
and they just take it.
Thirty percent interest on credit cards? Are you kidding me?
It's a good thing for the banks the Supreme Court legalized
You know, I still like the president. I can't help but like
the president. He's my favorite TV character. And I root for
him like I root for Jon Cryer to get laid.
But, what happened to change? And when did the fierce
urgency of "Now" become, "Your call is important to us,
please continue to hold"?
I sent the following article to some
British friends and to an Australian.
Millionaire faces jail for attacking
A millionaire in the UK faces life in prison for attacking a
robber who held him and his family at knife point, a story
by the Telegraph.co.uk said.
Munir Hussain, 52, was found guilty of "inflicting grievous
bodily harm with intent," for attacking Walid Salem, 56, one
of three raiders who broke into his house and forced him,
his wife and three children to lie on the floor with their
hands behind their backs. At some point they were able to
overtake Salem, and neighbors say they saw "several men"
beating him with weapons including a cricket bat and a metal
Salem was left with injuries including a fractured skull and
bruising on the brain. In another twist, Salem could be
eligible for criminal injury compensation, even though he
recovered to commit other crimes.
Here is what I got back from one:
Your preaching to the converted here
David.. :( I too have been victimized and had my car stolen
recently as well by aboriginals and i chased them down my
drive and I have been told since that they would have beaten
me up any way... one was killed and the other lost his leg
being thrown from my much loved and cared for car I owned
for 20 years and now the one who lost is leg is going to sue
police for chasing him down at 170 kph! I was left in shock
and already fragile from being stalked for 6 years and still
am and being hassled every day and when I complain i get
The Law is an ASS as Charles Dickens once said and has not
changed from the old British laws and its pathetic.. I have
gone to legal people and been through horrid court cases and
the perpetrators get the evil barristers etc and lie and lie
and the innocent end up in a mess... I went to local members
and i have written to media.. you have no idea how hard I
have tried and to help others..
I have the cruelest neighbors who poisoned my old dog and
broke my new dogs teeth and slashed my tired and had me
followed and hang up calls and disturb my dog all the time
and then blame him for getting upset!
They have thrown things in my garden and cut branches of my
palms and cigarette butts, they are the only ones in the
street like it and people know it and now they have put a
sign with Jesus is the life in their window? so this is what
we are up against and the police are corrupt in this town
and many other places.
I live alone and I tried to stop having my car stolen and no
one helped me other than neighbor across the road who called
the police and i do not harm to anyone but the neighbors
next door will not stop and now I am forced to sell my
lovely home and beautiful garden.. evil people!
My health has suffered and i am exhausted and there is so
much more but I hope this shows you more about laws here and
how the good people get no help.
Monsanto Lawyer to Control Our Food
Health Conscious Reader,
putting the fox in charge of the hen house…
recently selected Michael Taylor, former chief lobbyist
for Monsanto, as the new "food safety czar" at the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
that: The former lawyer and lobbyist for the company
that manufactured Agent Orange will now make decisions
about our nation’s food supply.
Taylor is the
man most responsible for getting recombinant bovine
growth hormone (rbGH) approved for use in dairy cows.
That’s the stuff that fattens the cows to dangerously
obese sizes, getting them ready for slaughter faster (By
the way – Monsanto produces the growth hormone).
And the food
safety concerns don’t stop there. The push for producing
food faster extends to the produce you eat, too.
Genetically-modified seeds and hormones are now staples
in the food you eat. You drink it in your milk, eat it
in your cheese and yogurt, and ingest it each time you
eat commercially-raised, grain-fed beef.
these seeds hit the market in 1996, we’ve seen:
reach puberty at earlier ages
A dramatic rise in asthma, autism, obesity and
A jump in food allergies, especially among
Allergy-related emergency room visits double
Your health is
too vital to leave it in the hands of corporate
lobbyists and their political cronies. It doesn’t have
to be this way. Take charge of your own food choices.
how to do it:
Don't be fooled by beef labeled "organic".
The organic label only means that the cattle do not
have obvious levels of antibiotics or hormones in
their body at the time of slaughter. It does not
mean that ranchers have never given cattle these
Get serious about eating grass-fed beef.
There are many farmers who have pledged to raise
their cows purely on the natural foods they are
supposed to eat – grass, not grains. Visit
www.eatwild.com for a list
of grass-fed farms in the U.S. and Canada.
Become a locovore. There is a
movement in place to eat and buy locally from
farmer’s co-ops within a 100-mile radius of where
you live. Visit your local farmer’s market and ask
questions about how they grow their crops. Threats
to small family farmers and co-ops may come from
heavy-handed regulations by the food safety czar, so
get the good stuff while it lasts.
The AMA has targeted a total of 154 state
Journalist John Weeks has written on The
Integrator Blog about efforts by the
American Medical Association to oppose over
30 state legislative actions of health
practitioners, including naturopathic
physicians, chiropractors, Oriental medical
practitioners, acupuncturists and certified
Deborah A. Ray, MT (ASCP), Editor
Craig Smith, Deputy Editor
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you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But I repeat myself."
Mark Twain explains the
thought process of the current opposition party:
Mark Twain once was asked if
he would engage in a debate. He said: Oh, sure, as long as I
can take the negative side.
We haven't even told you the subject of the debate.
He said: It doesn't matter, the negative side is going to
require no preparation.
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From the late George Carlin:
Religion has convinced people that there’s an
invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you
do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a
list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And
if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special
place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish
for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream
until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he
1. The patient has no previous history of suicides.
2. Patient has left her white blood cells
at another hospital
3. Patient’s medical history has been
unremarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain
in the past 3 days.
4. She has no rigors or shaking chills,
but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
5. Patient has chest pain if she lies
on her left hand side for over a year.
6. On the second day the knee was better
and on the third day it disappeared.
7. The patient is tearful and crying constantly.
She also appears to be depressed.
8. The patient has been depressed since
she began seeing me in 1993.
9. Discharge status:- Alive, but without
10. Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year
old male, mentally alert, but forgetful.
11. Patient had waffles for breakfast
and anorexia for lunch.
12. She is numb from her toes down.
13. While in ER, she was examined, x-rated
and sent home.
14. The skin was moist and dry.
15. Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.
16. Patient was alert and unresponsive,
17. Rectal examination revealed a normal
18. She stated that she had been constipated
for most of her life until she got a
19. Both breasts are equal and reactive
20. Examination of genitalia reveals that
he is circus sized.
21. The lab test indicated abnormal lover
22. The pelvic exam will be done later
on the floor.
23. Patient has two teenage children,
but no other abnormalities.
24. When she fainted, her eyes rolled
around the room.
25. The patient was in his usual state
of good health until his airplane ran out of fuel and he
26. Between you and me, we ought to be
able to get this lady pregnant.
27. She slipped on the ice and apparently
her legs went in separate directions in early December.
28. By the time he was admitted, his rapid
heart had stopped, and he was feeling better.
RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM PEOPLE OUR AGE
MapQuest really needs to start their
directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my
Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty.
Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all
I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so
that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but
also more directly involves me.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when
you realize you're wrong.
I totally take back all those times I
didn't want to nap when I was younger.
There is a great need for sarcasm font.
How the hell are you supposed to fold a
I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each
hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately
clear your computer history if you die.
The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm
trying to finish a text.
A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes
to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
Was learning cursive really necessary?
LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have
nothing else to say".
Whenever someone says "I'm not book
smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real
smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
How many times is it appropriate to say
"What?" before you just nod and smile because you still
didn't hear what they said?
I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars
teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front.
Stay strong, brothers!
What would happen if I hired two
private investigators to follow each other?
I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the
swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for
hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught
the swine flu last night."
I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of
Bad decisions make good stories
Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier &
sluttier every year?
If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their
offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
You never know when it will strike, but
there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind
that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest
of the day.
I'm always slightly terrified when I
exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any
changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not
make any changes to.
I hate being the one with the remote in
a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure.
'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I
bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only
a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room.
Will we still be friends after this?'
I hate leaving my house confident and
looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the
entire day. What a waste.
Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems
like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles.
As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate
drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I
always hate cyclists.
Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and
still not know what time it is.
It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I
know not to answer when they call.
I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at
the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed
is no self, whose flu is this?
now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?
tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the
second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with
the fourth, a muffin.
you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.
misfortune as a blessing. Do not wish for perfect health,
or a life without problems. What would you talk about?
journey of a thousand miles begins with a single Oy.
no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called,
you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was
not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then
what do you have? Bupkis.
does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does not
take sides. The Tao has no expectations. The Tao demands
nothing of others. The Tao is not Jewish.
in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this
and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your
mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as a
wooded glen. And sit up straight. You'll never meet
the Buddha with such rounded shoulders.
inside you are ten thousand flowers. Each flower blossoms
ten thousand times. Each blossom has ten thousand petals.
You might want to see a specialist.
of your body. Be aware of your perceptions; Keep in mind
that not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal
The Torah says, Love your neighbor as yourself.
The Buddha says “There is no self.” So, maybe we're off the
after the gala opening, the gallery owner called the artist
and said, "I've got good news and bad news.
good news is, a man inquired whether your paintings would
appreciate in value after you're dead and gone. I told him
yes, and he bought all 12 on the spot!"
the bad news?" asked the artist.
buyer is CEO of your health insurance company."
in the pub yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately
needed to fart.
music was really, really loud, so I timed my farts with the
couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my
pint and noticed that everybody was staring at me.
suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.
homeless man, down on his luck, went into a Catholic church
that was known for its rather “uppity” social reputation.
Spotting the man’s dirty clothes, the ushers stopped him
outside the church door and asked if he needed help. The man
told them, “I was praying and the Lord told me to come to
The ushers suggested that the man go away and pray some more
and me might get a different answer.
The following Sunday the man returned and the ushers again
stopped him at the door. “Well, did you get a different
answer?” they asked him.
“Yes, I did,” said the man. “I told the Lord that you don’t
want me here, but the Lord said, ‘Keep trying, son. I’ve
been trying to get into that church for years and I haven’t
made it yet either.”
Two medical students were walking along the street when they
saw an old man walking with his legs spread apart.
One of the students said to his friend: 'I'm sure he has
Petry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that.'
The other student says: 'No, I don't think so. The old man
surely has Zovitzki Syndrome. He walks just as we learned in
Since they couldn't agree they decided to ask the old man.
They approached him and one of the students said to him:
'We're medical students and couldn't help but notice the way
you walk, but we couldn't agree on the syndrome you might
have. Could you tell us what it is?'
The old man said: 'I'll tell you, but first you'll tell me
what you think.'
One of the students said: 'I think it's Petry Syndrome.'
The old man said: 'You thought......... But you are wrong.'
Then the other student said: 'I think you have Zovitzki
Syndrome.' The old man said: 'You thought........ But you
So they asked him: 'Well, what do you have?'
The old man said: 'I thought it was GAS ..... But I was
from a Dog's Daily Diary
- Dog food! My favorite thing!
- A car ride! My favorite thing!
- A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
- Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
- Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
- Milk bones! My favorite thing!
- Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
- Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
from a Cat's Daily Diary
of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with
bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on
fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or
some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for
the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat
something in order to keep up my strength.
only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In
any attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the
decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their
feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts,
since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of.
However, they merely made condescending comments about what
a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards.
was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I
was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the
event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the
food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power
of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to
use it to my advantage.
was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my
tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I
must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the
convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and
snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is
regularly released –and seems to be more than willing to
return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be
an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards
regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My
captors have arranged protective custody for him in an
elevated cell, so he is safe.
A photographer for CNN was assigned to cover southern
California 's Wildfires last year. He wanted pictures of the
heroic work the Firefighters were doing as they battled the
When the photographer arrived on the scene, he realized that
the smoke was so thick it would seriously impede, or even
make impossible, his getting good photographs from the
ground level. He requested permission from his boss to rent
a plane and take photos from the air.
His request was approved and he used his cell phone to call
the local County airport to charter a flight. He was told a
single engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.
Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up
outside a hanger.
He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and
shouted, "Let's go!"
The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and
roared down the runway. Once in the air, the photographer
instructed the pilot, "Fly over the valley and make two or
three low passes so I can take some pictures of the fires on
"Why?" asked the pilot.
"Because I'm a photographer for CNN," he responded. "And I
need to get some close-up shots."
The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he
stammered, "So, what you're telling me, is...you're NOT my
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