Another great recipe from My Healing
Kitchen. If you’re taking the supplements glucosamine-chondroitin,
you are spending too much money and not getting enough
of what you paid for. You’ll get it in this recipe.
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CMO—Studies show this helps
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Studies show that
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The average human body contains about .02
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World War I killed 25 million people in 4
years. The flu epidemic that broke out during that war
killed 25 million people in 4 months.
Every year about 7,000 people are injured
falling off chairs.
I love these supplements.
We all know that the best cancer cure is
prevention. Studies abound on Vitamin D and recently, if you
can believe it, the FDA released a statement that Selenium
just might prevent cancer.
We have found you both of these, in
the best, most natural (and inexpensive)form: Vitamin D-3 (the type yourown body makes) and organic
L-selenomethionine (the type of selenium used in the studies
quoted by the FDA).
"Putting chlorine 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, Biological Chemist
Teach your body to burn
calories while you rest.
Around 50% of the bacteria in your mouth
live on the surface of your tongue.
Speaking of the tongue, it happens to be
the fastest healing part of your body.
The BEST CoQ10
Cotton swabs cause 2.5 times more
injuries than razor blades.
above 107.6 degrees F, can cause brain damage.
and viruses, the most dominant form of life on earth is
Disposable diapers are about 5 times
more likely to cause diaper rash than the common cotton
American eats about 67 pickles a year.
People who turn off the TV during meals
tend to eat healthier.
If you are a true Patriot, then you want
to save American lives and keep the American public healthy
enough to protect our country.
Then you must support Health Care.
If you are a true Christian, then you are
mandated to heal the sick (and feed, clothe, and shelter the
Then you must support Health Care.
And if you are a true Capitalist, you
believe in competition within the market, and thus you
believe in choice.
Then you must
support a health care system that gives everyone choice.
A British study
discovered that people with face piercings are 23% more
likely to order vegetarian pizzas.
twice as attracted to pregnant women compared to all other
Every year, your government gives away
to the wealthy more than enough money to pay for health care
for every person who goes without it, and more, much much
more. Every American must read this book. David Kay Johnston
is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist.
Take it from a pro, "No card is faster or safer than
You’ll notice we’re using a new
font: Arial. The reason being, studies show that Arial
is the easiest font to read online. From now on all our
pages will be in Arial font and large enough for
everyone to read.
We’ve reviewed every diet book or
program to come down the pike. As your editor, I’ve
tried them all. They all worked, but many were just
painful, and the weight came on again over the next few
months because their basic tenets were just difficult to
follow (or remember).
Having read a ton of stuff on
dieting and the theory of dieting, I wrote this book for
me. I lost 35 pounds in less than a month, and 5 months
later, it’s still off because I’ve followed a few
simple, basic rules.
This is the time of year (the
harvest) where I can put on 5 to 10 pounds a month
indulging and washing it all back with a Sam Adams
I’m still enjoying the harvest and
still drinking my favorite beer, but I’m not gaining,
and once in a while I notice I’ve lost a pound.
The book has some special recipes
just for its readers. And once you get the book, you’ll
find a section on this site JUST for you, where I will
post questions and answers, tips and tricks, an new
information I find on weight loss as I come across it.
My proofreaders and those who have
purchased the book so far have all reported losing a
minimum of 5 pounds the first week. And the great thing
is, you get to have a cheat day (or two) in which you
can eat all your favorites and not drive yourself up a
wall depriving yourself a those nasty pleasures.
One more thing: most diet books
that talk about exercise are aimed at a
demographic under 40 and in good enough shape to knock
out 10 pushups. The exercise programs in this book are
aimed at a broad range of age and ability. If the only
exercise you get is walking upstairs to go to bed, or
pulling open the door to the fridge, this book is for
you. I’ve developed routines for everyone, no matter
your age, weight, or ability. And so far, readers have
responded very positively.
Now I’m not about to hype this book
with the lies you read all over the internet about
getting hundreds of dollars of freebies if you order
NOW. Cripes, I’ve followed a few links to sites with
clocks ticking down, telling me that if I don’t order
before it hits zero I’m going to lose out.
The only hype I have for you is
this: to everyone who finds the book on the web the cost
is $19.95. For my faithful readers (we have half a
million), it’s just ten bucks. Click on the book and
take a look.
Just think, by Christmas you could
fit into clothes you haven’t worn in ten years. I know I
Yes, I’ve published another book.
This one is a collection of my photos. The cover (hard)
consists of stylized versions of two of my shots, and
the pages are the “accordion” type, allowing them to
fold out flat. It’s the perfect coffee table book. I am
publishing them one at a time right now, so the cost of
publication pretty high.
Many have contacted me inquiring
about purchasing some of
my photos, so here is a chance to get 38 of them all at
once. It’s yours for a significant donation to the
Wellness Directory, and so far two people have taken
advantage of the offer.
The book does contain a group of my
nudes, though no one has ever accused my work of being
less than tasteful. You may see the collection (takes a
while to load) by clicking here:
FDA Will Ban Makers from
Telling the Truth about Non-GMO Foods
(SilverBulletin) In case anyone had
any doubts about who the FDA really serves, the latest
news should prove once and for all whose side they are
on - and it isn't yours or mine. The Washington Post has
reported that, in addition to approving genetically
modified "Frankenfish" salmon without requiring a GMO
label, the FDA will also be banning the inclusion of any
references to not containing genetically modified
content on food items which are GMO free.
The FDA, which has been under
intense pressure from GM interests to approve the
modified salmon without requiring any labeling, stated
that it could not require a label on the salmon because
the agency determined that the altered fish are not
"materially different" from other salmon. Apparently,
the agency is using even the same, and even flimsier,
justifications to force food companies to hide the truth
if their products are GM/GMO free - much to the delight
of the multi-billion dollar GM industries.
We should have seen such an
outrageous decision coming, given the FDA's past record
and continued turn away from protecting consumers'
health in favor of industry profits from drug and food
companies who are obviously its true clients and
In 1994 the agency warned the dairy
industry that it could not use "Hormone Free" labeling
on milk from cows that are not given engineered
hormones. It claimed all milk contains some hormones.
The FDA told one canola oil maker
that it could not use a label that included a red circle
with a line through it and the words "GMO," saying the
symbol suggested that there was something wrong with
genetically engineered food.
It has also recently sent a flurry
of enforcement letters to food makers telling them they
could not use phrases such as "GMO-free" on their
labels, including a food maker which produces an all
fruit strawberry spread. In the case of the strawberry
spread, the FDA reasoned that the label would be
incorrect because GMO refers to genetically modified
organisms and strawberries are produce, not organisms.
"This to me raises questions about
whose interest the FDA is protecting," House Rep. Dennis
Kucinich (D-OH) told the Washington Post. Kucinich has
repeatedly introduced bills in the House that would
require the labeling of genetically modified food but
has been unable to overcome the money and influence of
the GMO lobbies and companies.
The FDA's actions come at a time
when consumers increasingly want to know the content of
their foods. In fact, polls consistently show that more
than 80% of Americans want genetically engineered foods
to be labeled. It also comes at a time when more and
more studies are demonstrating the health and
environmental dangers of GMO foods.
"The public wants to know and the
public has a right to know," New York University
nutrition professor Marion Nestle told the Post. "I
think the agency has discretion, but it's under enormous
political pressure to approve [the salmon] without
Not surprisingly, the GM industry
agrees wholeheartedly with the FDA. As one director of
animal biotechnology said, "Extra labeling only confuses
the consumer. ... It differentiates products that are
not different [and] makes it harder for consumers to
make their choices."
In other words, make it easier for
consumers to make choices by giving them no choices.
Forget about health dangers, our right to know, or the
constitutional rights to free speech (which the Supreme
Court has ruled includes commercial free speech in
anti-FDA decisions). The FDA simply wants to protect us
poor consumers from being confused.
Committee members had better brace themselves for a
blast from Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist at the
Consumers Union. "FDA requires new animal drugs to be
shown to be safe for animals, humans, and the
environment. This has not been shown for the GE salmon.
The data presented, although woefully incomplete, do
raise a potential serious human health issue—that of
increased allergenicity," he wrote in a prepared
going on to lambaste the approval process. "The FDA has
set the bar very low," he said, citing flaws such as
"sloppy science," "small sample sizes (only six fish),"
"questionable practices," and "woefully inadequate
I read about something really
monumental today. It’s a big event but not necessarily
good for your health. The first-ever genetically
modified animal – salmon – is on its way to being
approved for human consumption.
This genetically engineered fish
will contain DNA from two other fish species and
high levels of growth hormone. What happens when you eat
a genetically modified animal with very high levels of
growth hormone? No one knows. I have no idea what this
is going to do to people’s health, or how anyone could
know, because it’s never been done before. Between you
and me, I get the feeling that Frankenstein’s monster
has escaped from the laboratory and is running amuck in
These “frankenfish” are triple, if not quadruple the
size of a wild Atlantic salmon of the same age. They
grow to market weight in 16-18 months versus the 30
months for standard farmed Atlantic salmon.
The manufacturers say this modified salmon is
“essentially the same as Atlantic salmon.” Well, I don’t
know what they mean by “essentially,” but it seems like
another reason to question just how natural these fish
In fact, their plan is to “grow” genetically modified
salmon eggs in pens within the natural habitat of wild
salmon. But, if these hormone-laden fish were to escape
and integrate with the wild salmon, there will be
consequences. Wild salmon are already endangered, and if
these altered salmon get out, they’ll eat all the wild
salmon’s food. This could mean the end of wild salmon
Even if the genetically modified salmon proves to be
safe in the long run … if incomplete testing is all you
need to pass a product through the U.S. regulatory
system … who knows what other disasters lie in our
As much as 60-70 percent of the processed foods on store
shelves contain genetically modified ingredients.1 Some
common GMOs include corn, canola, cottonseed, tomatoes
and strawberries. These foods have had their DNA
tampered with to create more desirable results just like
the genetically modified salmon. They grow bigger and
faster, but have almost no nutrients.
You can help avoid these
potentially harmful products with these tips:
2.For dairy products and
other packaged foods, look for a “non-GMO” label. This
can be tricky, because the manufacturers of genetically
modified foods are lobbying hard to get “non-GMO” labels
banned. But for now, they’re still legal.
3.Let your representatives
and senators know you’re concerned about this issue and
demand that genetically modified crops be banned until
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Contact your representatives in Washington and tell them
to support the efforts of Representatives Peter DeFazio,
Dennis Kucinich, Mike Thompson, and George Miller, who
have requested that the FDA suspend its
precedent-setting review process until it thoroughly
examines and addresses the flaws in the approval
process, including the need for greater public input and
independent scientific data.
Better still, send a fax. If you
want me to send your rep a fax,
email me your complete address and the name of your
Panax Ginseng is an adaptogen,
it helps the body handle stress. In the old days, herbs
like Panax Ginseng were used in “tonics” that gave the
user a lift. However, adaptogens act like modulators,
bringing down systems that are overworked and lifting
systems that are lazy and slow.
Panax Ginseng is used in energy drinks, and has
been touted as a cure for male potency problems. In
China, it is also used on cancer patients, though it has
never been thought of as a cure for cancer. It helps
cancer patients who are suffering the “stress” of the
cure they endure.
However, it’s been discovered that one of the
chemical components of Panax Ginseng happens to be a
very powerful cancer fighter: AGS.
AGS (Algycon Sapogenin) is one of the
glycosides in Panax Ginseng. A glycoside is a molecule
that bonds sugar to another substance, a carbohydrate,
which is not a sugar. When they separate, the sugar goes
one way, and the carbohydrate part becomes active.
AGS’s activity, it turns out, is anti-neoplastic,
or in plain English, it kills cancer cells.
I must stop here to tell you how I found out
about this. Three readers sent me information on it.
They all had the same anecdotal stories of a few doctors
saving the lives of end-stage cancer patients, but each
one had several specifics the others did not have. When
I sat down to research on the web and document the
information they’d sent me, I could not find anything
these readers had sent me. What I did find was a ton of
research on AGS in vitro and in animal studies. It seems
that no study so far has been done using humans. The
anecdotal evidence supplied by a couple of doctors
curing cancer, in the world of pure science, do not
count as “real” studies since there was no control
group. However, when you put an end stage cancer patient
on a placebo, for the most part (nearly every time) that
Here is what I’ve found so far:
1.AGS enhances chemotherapy
at a rate that falls somewhere between (depending on the
cancer and the chemo) 1,000 times and 20,000 times.
2.AGS induces apoptosis
(cell death) using a number of pathways.
3.AGS kills cancers that are
4.AGS crosses the blood
brain barrier, making it affective for bran tumors.
5.AGS kills only cancer
cells without hurting surrounding tissues.
6.AGS is broadly effective,
killing cancer cells in breast cancer, prostate cancer,
glioblastoma, melanoma, stomach cancer, colon, kidney,
lung cancer, and one of the deadliest locations, the
7.It has been reported that
some people have been cancer free in as little as 24
It is rumored that a biotech/pharmaceutical
company is rushing to create an artificial AGS. Next
comes the ten plus years of testing, costing over a
billion dollars. Imagine the price of this when it
The anecdotal accounts so far reported are:
1.One oncologist chose to
use AGS on terminal and untreatable cancer patients.
After five years, 86% were still alive.
2.In 1999, a naturopath used
AGS on 15 cancer patients who had not responded to
chemotherapy. At last report, 13 were still alive.
3.A Dr Paul
Ling Tai reports remarkable results with pancreatic
After hours and hours of looking for a site that sells
AGS, I finally came across a company in Canada called
Pegasus Pharmaceuticals. They have two products (both
very expensive, but then again, how much is your life
one for brain tumors, and
one for the rest of the body.
Read and follow the instructions at their site.
This is very important. You’ll not get the best results
if you don’t do exactly as they say.
A friend of
mine came to me telling me about her neighbor, a
diabetic who was suffering for two years from a MRSA
infection in his foot which had gone systemic. The
condition left him in a brain fog and he’d been unable
to drive for all this time. The doctors were considering
removing the foot, and in his mental state, he was
contemplating suicide. He did not want to go on living
with a foot missing.
about one of Ron Salley’s Miracle Skin products called
HealonPF. She’d read one of our newsletter articles
about a physician who had healed his MRSA on his neck
(he’d had to stop practicing medicine because of it)
using the HealonPF.
read a little bit about Covalent Silver Solution (which,
if you Google this you’ll find hundreds of sites selling
it, but buyer beware: except for two sites, they are all
met the inventor, he’s granted me exclusive rights to
his book, I’ve been buying the real thing from him, and
I had a bottle on hand for her. When I got my first
bottles, a reader wrote to me that her dog had systemic
MRSA and the doctor said the dog wouldn’t last two
weeks. I sent her a little bottle, and in less than
three days, the dog was better.
friend ordered the HealonPF from Ron Salley, and I sent
her a liter of Covalent Silver Solution (its brand name
is BACO and the company can be found here: www.bacouniversaldistributing.com).
in his confusion, her neighbor, David, quadrupled the dose of
BACO. A standard dose is one tablespoon first thing in
the morning. Hold it under your tongue as long as you
can, then swallow. Some, those with bronchitis or lung
cancer, take it in using a nebulizer too. Claes Nobel,
the man in charge of the Nobel Prize, healed his
fourth-state esophageal cancer in three days using BACO
orally and by breathing it in. He came to America to
tell his story and shake the hand of the man who’d saved
is the David’s testimonial, in his own words:
I am a diabetic who has a MRSA sore
on my heel for 2 years. I have been seeing specialists
for the last 2 years who are trying to clear it up.
After 2 years it was still the size of a dime on the
surface and still quite deep. I began using Healon PF
and after only 10 days, it began to fill in and then
scabbed over. This never happened during the last 2
years with specialists, so it has got to be the Healon
PF that made the difference. I also used BACO at 2 tbs.
twice daily but learned that the dosage was higher
than needed. I now use 1tbs. BACO daily. Since
starting the BACO and Healon PF I have noticed a couple
more positive things. My blood sugar levels have become
more stable than they have been over the past 2 years. I
credit this to the BACO as it is killing off the
infection in my body and infection is known to mess with
blood sugar levels when one is diabetic. ALSO, and this
is VERY important, my confusion is less and I am now
able to drive again! Thank you for offering these great
products. David Weckert
we’ll be publishing more on it in the future, but for
now, we have documentation from Belize, Central America
(we cannot post it online or every fraudulent site will
steal it and re-post it) that it has cured 150 cases of
AIDS (still HIV negative five years afterwards). We’ve
received 2 testimonials that it has healed Hep-C, three
testimonials that it’s healed herpes, and bunches of
testimonials that when used with
Del-Immune V® that it’s
stopped a cold or flu within a day if caught early. If
not caught early, we’ve been told that it usually helps
them get over the “crud” in two or three days.
Now, because of federal
restrictions, we cannot sell anything at our site beyond
our books. BACO sells for $400.00 per liter, or $300.00
per 24oz bottle, and you have to buy a case ($1600.00
and $1800.00 respectively) if you order from the
HOWEVER, because of my close
connection to the inventor and because of the readers
who visit my site (many of them suffering from chronic
illness), the inventor sends me (not very often)
bottles for sale at a huge discount. I turn them over to
Simply the Best, and
they sell them on this hidden page (for my
www.mnwp.org/silver/silver.htm. I am told that there
are only four liters left for sale plus a few small
bottles so you can have some on hand just in case you
get hit by this year’s creeping crud that’s already
Please note that taking MORE BACO than recommended is
less effective than taking less. This has been
discovered in testing.
We’ve posted a nearly viral piece
Silver Solution at our site that you may read by
clicking that link, but beware that some of the facts
surrounding its development and testing are a bit off.
The data on silver alone is extraneous to the subject,
because CSS has very little to do with silver and
everything to do with the billions of oxygen atoms
bonded through “cold fusion” to one single atom of
silver. Even one of the supposed studies mentioned in
that section never happened. This is the problem with
people passing on pieces that have not been fact
Further on in this newsletter we
quote a columnist:
of antibiotics is coming to a close. In just a couple of
generations, what once appeared to be miracle medicines
have been beaten into ineffectiveness by the bacteria
they were designed to knock out.”
way ahead of the pack. I’m going to let you in on two
points of interest that will be published in the
administration ordered a BACO machine to be installed on
a ship headed for Iraq in preparation for a biological
attack on our soldiers. The machine was not finished in
time for the invasion.
for Disease Control has written a paper on BACO that no
one you or I know has access to no matter how many
Freedom of Information forms you fill out. As the head
of the CDC has been reported to have said, “We have to
keep track of those things that can destroy a segment of
This (number 2 above) is one reason
you won’t see any huge marketing push behind BACO. The
company is focusing on overseas sales, huge quantity
sales, because there are fewer restrictions.
China wants to mist BACO throughout its meat packing
plants to kill all pathogens.
Personally I don’t go anywhere
without taking a bit of BACO along. I take it, my dogs
take it, and my chickens take it. This year I lost only
one chick to disease, but I’m pretty darn sure it had a
genetic problem. It looked sickly from day one.
I am trying to get
Simply the Best to
carry cases that will be sold at the full price
($1600.00 for 4 liters), but since they can’t say
anything about it or what it does, it just seems too
Ron Salley’s Creams:
I’ve said it before: Ron Salley’s creams are the best on
the planet. In a previous
we listed the ingredients to Crème de La Mer
moisturizer. Crème de La Mer
sold, at that time, for something like $100.00 per
ounce. It has some pretty good ingredients, but also
chemicals that are toxic, along with a few known and
creams are made with the most expensive ingredients
produced according to Ron’s own standards.
cream: LAM (Like a Miracle) was made to help arthritis
and tendonitis, but was found to help heal psoriasis and
We’ve just received a testimonial that it helped a man
with diabetic neuropathy:
using LAM on my toes that have extensive diabetic
neuropathy, for approximately 6 months with great
know, I’m a retired PhD organic chemist with almost 35
years of research experience in consumer products. When
I was at Eastman Chemical, I was a minor supplier of
Vitamin E acetate to you and I got a special pleasure
out of seeing someone craft a very high quality product
for everybody’s enjoyment.
I have had
Type 2 diabetes for some 30 years and this is absolutely
the one thing that takes away the pain of neuropathy.
Dr. John J.
Ron sent me
some lip balm once. I and everyone who tried it loved
it. I’ve even heard from women using it on their crow’s
feet. I told Ron he had to sell this stuff, but he
balked, telling me that it was too expensive and time
consuming to make. So I told him to sell it for $15.00.
He wasn’t sure it could possibly sell at that price, but
it does and it lasts about three months.
Foot is the best foot cream on the planet and HealonPF
reverses diabetic sores. I never go anywhere without a
bottle in my car.
recently Ron created the best moisturizer on the planet,
bar none. This is no exaggeration. And to this last
batch he created, he added BACO. Everyone who has tried
it has loved it. I’m sorry to say, it’s not yet for
sale, however, when it does go up for sale, you’ll see
ULTRA posted in his products at Simply the Best.
of you who want to try it, write to me and I’ll try to
get Ron to sell you some (though it is really right now
in its testing phase):
Ron’s creams are at Simply the Best, and since we’ve got
Christmas coming up (and I doubt if I’ll have time to
get a newsletter out by that time) think of giving
someone on your list something from Ron’s line of
healing creams: Simply the Best.
Quick Update:Just as I finished
writing this piece, the phone rang and it was Ron Salley.
After working away for the past three weeks, he’s
finally created a version of Sugar Foot made with BACO.
Stay tuned. We’ll tell you more after testing.
And as we
go to print, I just got a call from a friend who after
back surgery, found herself with a bad case of
neuropathy in one entire leg. Guess what? The LAM cream
worked on it. She just called to thank me.
Like you, I’m sure, I get a ton of
crap in my inbox that has little to do with reality.
Whether the mail is about politics, health, or just
another internet hoax (Bill Gates is giving away his
money!), you just know that someone took the time to
read it and then forwarded it without thinking. It’s
like a reflex action: Hit Forward (but don’t possibly
apply any critical thinking or search the debunking web
sites to verify it).
The first mail I received was about
the lowly Cucumber. Click here to read it and our
The next was about a doctor who
cures cancer with fruit. This is a piece, according to
Snopes, that was written by Chef
Sanmugam from Singapore, however, people along the
way like to add their own bits and pieces. Click here to
read them and our responses.
How to Eat Fruit,
and The Amazing
three movies for you that all contain the same basic
theme: Someone cures cancer and all the experts who
support a criminal system of profit based medicine gang
up on her/him, calling him/her a dangerous quack. Then
the FDA, FTC, AMA join in and through intimidation,
arrests, and out and out libel, make this person’s life
a living hell for the crime of healing cancer patients
who were given up on by these medical hypocrites.
Dying to Have
made by the renowned filmmaker, Steve Kroschel,
you can’t help giggling when, in the face of reality
based science, a group of asshats tell us that up is
down and right is left.
The horrifying story about a good friend of ours,
Stanislaus Burzynski; the trials and tribulations he’s
suffered, all for curing incurable cancers.
— The Forbidden Cures:
An amazing movie filled with archival footage that sums
up the barriers money based medicine has constructed to
reap profits while we all suffer.
After decades of dithering, the FDA
may be close to limiting the use of antibiotics in farm
animals destined for our food supply. (Currently, 17
million pounds of farm-administered antibiotics are used
The agency is particularly
concerned with antibiotics employed to speed animal
growth, which increase farmers' profits. No one is sure
just how antibiotics produce this effect, but many
scientists are certain of the imminent dangers they
New strains of drug-resistant
salmonella and campylobacter are responsible
for recent outbreaks of severe intestinal sickness,
while antibiotic-resistant E. coli strains are
linked to millions of bladder infections every year.
Genetic tests confirm the direct connection to animal
Because farm animals are given
antibiotics on a regular basis from the time of birth,
the bacteria they're exposed to develop
drugs-resistance. These Superbugs are then transferred
to consumers by handling and eating these products.
How Serious a Problem Is This?
Hospitals are reporting that up to
30% of all urinary infections no longer respond to
standard antibiotic treatments -- and that newer
antibiotics are proving just as useless.
Now, a frightening new Superbug has
just emerged which could render all (yes, all!) current
antibiotics totally ineffective.
Called NDM-1(short for New Delhi
metallo-beta-lactamase), it's caused by an enzyme
that's easily transferred between different bacteria,
rendering them highly-resistant to any antibiotic.
Currently found in resistant E.
Coli, (a common cause of urinary tract infections
and pneumonia), NDM-1 is confined to India for now. But,
with no effective drug to stop it, concerned scientists
are worried that NDM-1 could rapidly spread worldwide.
One strain of it is already in the
US. "We have our own homegrown version of NDM-1 that has
been recognized for quite a few years," says Dr.
Alexander J. Kallen of the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) Outbreak Response Unit.
How Did NDM-1 Happen?
Antibiotics in India are cheap and
easily available over-the-counter, leading to misuse and
widespread drug resistance. NDM-1 thrives in germs that
proliferate in the gut -- and poor sanitation enhances
the spread of these drug-resistant Superbugs.
And poor sanitation is one of the
hallmarks of US farm "factories" that produce meat,
milk, and eggs.
So the FDA is between a rock and a
hard place regarding agricultural antibiotics: More
drugs on the farm speeds the development of these new
Superbugs. But cutting back, as they're proposing to do,
increases the chances that E. coli and other
bacteria will spread even quicker.
What About Cleaning Up the
I won't ruin your day by posting
another video depicting the sickening conditions in the
typical industrial feedlot environment in which 95% of US
animal food products are raised. You already know how
gross this situation is.
But this is exactly why growers
need all these drugs.
Farm antibiotics are being used for
"disease prevention" because feedlot conditions are
ideal for spreading disease among animals. And given
their poor diet (feedlot animals are fed
carbohydrate-rich corn, which is akin to humans
subsisting on Pepsi and Snickers bars) their natural
immunity is extremely low.
And their natural resistance is
further weakened by the destructive effect antibiotics
have on the beneficial bacteria which are the backbone
of their immune system. It's a lose-lose equation.
Free-range animals, on the other
hand, don't need antibiotics (unless they become ill)
since they're fed well and roam outdoors during the day.
This is the best -- and cheapest -- "disease prevention"
But Agribusiness Doesn't Want to
Although the majority of Americans
say they don't want pesticides, hormones, antibiotics in
their food -- and even though many are willing to pay
higher prices for this safety -- corporate interests
refuse to change.
They choose to perpetuate this
dangerous, disgusting, inhumane system because it is
highly profitable, regardless of its deleterious
Like the Big Energy industry, which
continues to deny global warming even as the polar cap
melts and weather patterns change dramatically,
agribusiness lobbyists such as National Pork Producers
Council stubbornly maintain: "There is no conclusive
scientific evidence that antibiotics used in food
animals have a significant impact on the effectiveness
of antibiotics in people."
That's Not What Doctors and
On the contrary, dear lobbyists,
indiscriminate antibiotic use in livestock is soundly
condemned by medical experts who cite circumstantial and
genetic evidence that this practice directly engenders
"For those of us in the public
health community, the evidence is unambiguously clear,"
says Dr. James R. Johnson, an infectious-disease expert
at the University of Minnesota. "Most of the E. coli
infections in humans can be traced to food-animal
And in a letter to Congress in
July, CDC director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden specified
"compelling evidence" of a "clear link between
antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic resistance in
Numerous scientific groups,
including the American Medical Association and the
Infectious Diseases Society of America, are up in arms.
Both are demanding even stronger action that the FDA is
Money Is the Real Issue Here
But as is usually the case,
agribusiness cares more for profits than people.
Giving up antibiotics would cost
growers $10 per animal in profits -- and maybe more if
rampant infections caused them to pay closer attention
If the FDA's proposed antibiotic
restrictions passed, agribusiness surely would have to
clean up its act. But this is completely doable, as was
demonstrated in the European Union when it banned
non-treatment uses of antibiotics in 2006.
Denmark, for example, found that
the ban actually reduced human health risks without
significantly harming animal health or farmers' incomes.
In fact, livestock and poultry production have increased
since the ban, while antibiotic-resistance has declined.
The bottom line cost to US
consumers would raise the cost of pork, for instance, by
only five cents a pound. That's a pittance when you
consider the benefits.
It's Time Agribusiness Paid Its
It really steams me that
billion-dollar corporations are allowed to endanger
public health like this. And that taxpayers usually get
stuck with cleaning up their messes.
It's time to stand up and draw a
line in the sand.
Unless we reform industrial
agriculture soon, we're going to be faced with a perfect
storm of crises -- not the least of which is
Do you realize that 70% of all
antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to healthy farm
animals, not people? And that taxpayer-funded farm
subsidies help foot the bill?
“The era of antibiotics is coming to a close. In
just a couple of generations, what once appeared
to be miracle medicines have been beaten into
ineffectiveness by the bacteria they were
designed to knock out.”
Two Ways You Can Help End This:
First, refuse to buy any animal
products that aren't truly pasture-raised. Cheap meat is
no bargain if it's going to upset your hormonal balance,
give you cancer, or threaten the world with a pandemic
of non-treatable disease.
Don't trust labels. Only purchase
brands of animal products that you know and trust. Even
better, locate a local farmer and buy directly from
Second, add your voice to the
growing demand for safer, cleaner, more sustainable
The FDA was recently deluged with
200,000 letters responding to its request for comments
on new rules governing the use of antibiotics on
industrial farms. They were overwhelmed.
Leading the charge is the
non-profit Pew Charitable Trusts, which is campaigning
against indiscriminate antibiotic use in farm animals.
www.saveantibiotics.org and address their "Take
Action" letter to your Congressperson. (The entire
action takes less than 30 seconds.)
I know that a lot of you follow the
MyHealingKitchen.com website for our recipes
and healing information. I routinely receive messages
from members telling me they "aren't political."
My response is:
"It's Impossible to Be Healthy
in an Unhealthy World"
What's happening to our food supply
directly affects you and me. The threat of
antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a perfect example.
Like it or not, food is
political. How you spend your money has a greater impact
on societal change than voting. And it's far more
It's never been more important that
you spend wisely than now.
These articles are written by Jim Healthy of My Healthy
Kitchen. He’s a great writer/researcher with a great
site. You can pick up his two main products here:
How many times must we tell you
about a published a study that tries its darndest to
prove left is right, down is up, and truth is a lie?
Conventional medicine will never
stop creating studies in such a way as to tell us that
everything we know is wrong. They have just one goal: to
make us all patients who need their drugs. They go out
of their way to “prove” that herbs, vitamins,
supplements, and nutrition are worthless, harkening back
to the late seventies when the official stance of the
AMA was that nutrition has nothing to do with health.
This time it’s fish oils.
Apparently they designed a study so that the outcome
would be proof positive that fish oils do nothing for
heart health. Someone forgot to tell them that the pharm
industry just came up with a prescription form of fish
oils. Did they not get the memo?
To top it off, the study was
published in the
New England Journal of Medicine this past August.
You’d think that such a prestigious publication would be
The best way to debunk a study is
to delve into the methodology. Normally this is near
impossible if you don’t have a medical degree because
most sites with this information are closed to everyone
but professionals, and if you do find what you’re
looking for, you’ll need a medical transcriber to
translate the study into English before you can
However, this time the
Journal of Medicine was kind enough to publish just
enough to make clear the intent of the study.
At the start of the study, the
participants were asked to consume one of four different
types of margarines: one supplemented with omega-3 fatty
acids; one supplemented with the plant-derived ALA; one
supplemented with both omega-3 fatty acids and ALA; and
one with no supplements.
At the end of the study, it was found
that 14 percent of the heart attack patients had
experienced another major cardiovascular event, with
some cases ending in death. Neither low doses of
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA), which are found in fish oil, nor of alpha-linolenic
acid (ALA), derived from nuts and several vegetable
oils, provided any benefit to the vast majority of heart
What they don’t tell you is that
they had to eat four heaping tablespoons of this poison
(yes, margarine is poison) each day.
To create the pharmaceutical grade
fish oils, participants in the studies under the aegis
of the pharmaceutical industry had to take 1000 mg
Overall, the truly hilarious part
of this entire fiasco was that they recommended
margarine to heart patients. Margarine causes
heart disease. Partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats)
are a major contributor to cancer, heart disease, and
type 2 diabetes.
Isn’t it about time to force our
medical students to study nutrition and orthomolecular
medicine? Isn’t it time to stop this insanity?
This is something we wrote about
years ago, but recently, because of stats published by
the National Cancer Institute, a number of web sites
have taken up the cause. At least half a dozen readers
sent me info on this (thank you!) and I’m going to take
it one step further.
First, here are the stats:
1.CT scans from 2007 alone
could possibly contribute to 29,000 new cancer cases
with 15,000 cancer deaths.
2.Over the past ten years,
150,000 Americans will die from CT scan-induced cancers.
3.The incidence of breast
cancer directly correlates with the increased rise of
4.X-rays and CT scans
(super X-rays with hundreds and hundreds times more
radiation) causes plaque on arteries, producing untold
numbers of cardiac incidents (no one has yet to compile
data to get actual figures).
Ironically, the same physician who
proposed that high cholesterol was a disease (it isn’t)
and that cholesterol “causes” heart disease (it doesn’t)
and proposed low-fat, low-cholesterol diets to prevent
heart disease (it won’t) is the same doctor who
discovered that radiation from X-rays and CT scans
leaves atherosclerotic plaque on our arteries. His name
is Dr. John
Gofman, MD, PhD.
To learn the
truth about cholesterol, plaque buildup, and the causes
of atherosclerosis, you’ll have to read the articles in
our Cardiovascular Wellness section.
The irony of
the above is simply that Gofman proposed once that
cholesterol caused cardiovascular disease, and now he
finds that radiation causes it. This time he’s right,
even though in both cases, cholesterol lands on the
arteries (which are already sick) and because of a diet
low in antioxidants, the cholesterol calcifies causing
All in all, we
should realize that radiation is not good for our
We have to ask
ourselves why the use of CT scans has increased
geometrically. Some say it is to avoid misdiagnosis.
Here we have another irony, since doctors misdiagnosing
patients’ problems has also increased geometrically.
article I’m going to point you to adds an angle to this
story that should wrap it all up for us. It’s called
The Fading Art of The Physical Exams.
You’ll find in the article a great quotation by a
Dr. Abraham Verghese:
"I sometimes joke that if you come to our hospital
missing a finger, no one will believe you until we get a
CAT scan, an MRI and an orthopedic consult. We just
don't trust our senses."
Lancet Oncology this year reported
a study conducted at the Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine that showed that angiotensin-receptor
blockers (ARBs) increase your risk of cancer by 11%
overall, with a 25% increase in your chances of lung
cancer. ARBs are also taken for heart failure and kidney
disease (in diabetics). Sales of the drugs (Diovan,
Cozzar, Hyzarr, Avapro, and Atacand) top 25 billion
Avastin Linked to Kidney Disease
Persons taking Avastin, the most
widely used chemotherapy (cancer drug), according to a
study conducted at Stony Brook University Cancer Center,
were nearly five times more likely to develop serious
kidney damage, and nearly eight times more likely to
develp nephritic syndrome (causing cholesterol levels to
rise and blood protein levels to drop). The findings
were based on 16 studies involving 12,268 cancer
patients and published in the Journal of the American
Society of Nephrology, 2010.
Vitamin D Protects Against
Parkinson’s Disease and Mental Decline
We’ve published past studies
showing that Vitamin D protects against cancer, heart
disease, and type 2 diabetes, but new studies just
reported in the Archives of Internatl medicine, 2010 go
still further. Researchers have now discovered in a
significant group of people aged 65 and older, that
those with a severe deficiency of Vitamin D were 60%
more likely to suffer significant cognitive decline as
compared to people with adequate levels of the vitamin.
In a separate major study of over 3000 men and women
aged 50 to 79, they found that those with high Vitamin D
levels protected the subjects against Parkinson’s. The
study had a 29 year follow up period in which they
calculated that those with high levels of Vitamin D were
67% less likely to develop Parkinson’s than those with
Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer's
Researchers at New York University
discovered a connection between gum disease and
Alzheimer’s when they found that patients with
Alzheimer’s had significantly higher levels of
inflammatory molecules from diseased teeth and gums
compared to healthy people. The study was published in
the International Association for Dental Research, July
Calcium Supplements Linked to
Heart Attack Risk in Elderly
Published in the British Medical
Journal, a new study shows that calcium supplements,
often prescribed by doctors in older patients to prevent
osteoporosis, increases the chance of heart attack in
the elderly by 30% for both men and women. Calcium
supplementation in the elderly has never been proven to
prevent osteoporosis and now it seems it could be very
detrimental. The study did not publish whether the
Calcium supplements contained magnesium, which,
according to most nutritionists is a must combination,
for they’ve known for years that Calcium administered
without magnesium can be detrimental to everyone. Most
nutritionists tell us to get our calcium from dark green
vegetables and supplement with 5,000 IU of Vitamin D
Dietary Supplement Proves to be
1,4 Butanediol is an industrial
solvent that converts to gamma hydroxbutyrate (GBH) when
ingested. Though regulated in industrial use, it
suddenly began to show up in dietary supplements
marketed as a sexual aid, athletic performance aid, and
for those with depression or insomnia. It’s even sold to
cure baldness, wrinkles, and poor vision.
The New England Journal of
Medicine, 2001, reported that individuals taking the
drug have reported vomiting, urinary incontinence, fecal
incontinence, respiratory depression, combativeness,
agitation, blackouts, addiction, and withdrawal
symptoms. Thus far two deaths have been attributed to
Sniff Test Developed as a
Predictor of Parkinson’s
Currently there is no “cure” for
Parkinson’s but it is hoped if it is caught early
enough, current therapies might be more effective and
slow the disease’s progress. It seems that in the very
early stages of Parkinson’s, before it is usually
diagnosed, people who will develop Parkinson’s start to
lose their sense of smell. So, according to Proceedings
of the European Society of Human Genetics, June 13,
2010, a “sniff test” has been developed by researchers
that will tell your physician if you’re losing your
sense of smell and raise a red flag for Parkinson’s.
Medical Schools Teaching Incorrect
Filed under “I’m not surprised,”
it’s been found that doctors have been taught to treat
wounds in the worst possible way for decades and
When a person is injured (sports
trauma, infections, etc), the procedure taught is to
bring down the inflammation, using ice, or NSAIDS, and
once the inflammation is halted, the healing will being.
The Cleveland Clinic has just
reported that inflammation is a very important part of
the healing process, as inflammatory cells near the
injured muscle produce a high level of growth factor
that speeds up the rate at which muscles regenerate.
Forget the Gym: Hit the Park
In another study of the obvious
published by Environmental Science & Technology, 2010,
researchers found that those who exercise outdoors have
a better overall sense of wellbeing than those who
exercised indoors. Duh. They also noted that those
exercising, walking, running, gardening, or cycling near
water felt an even greater sense of wellbeing than
without the water. Ask your doctor if getting up off
your ass is right for you!
Xrays Double the Risk of Leukemia
Again we must state our position:
radiation is not good at any level, for it was
discovered during the Northern California Childhood
Leukemia Study, that just three x-rays are enough to
double a child’s risk of leukemia. The researchers
reported that the findings surprised the heck out of
them because they never expected to find a link.
Swimming Pool Disinfectant linked
to Cancer and Asthma
Environmental Science & Technology,
2010, published a warning for those hitting the swimming
pools this summer: SHOWER BEFORE YOU SWIM. It seems that
the mixture of sunscreen creams, cosmetics, and pool
disinfectants produces a toxic soup that can mutate
genes, accelerate ageing, cause respiratory problems,
birth defects, and even cancers. To prevent sunburn,
wrap in a towel and wear a hat when out of the pool. But
definitely shower before you swim.
Blood Transfusions Are Killing
After going over data from 221
hospitals in the UK (nearly 4500 patient records,
patients who had been admitted for upper
gastro-intestinal bleeding) it was discovered that those
patients who received a blood transfusion within 12
hours of their hospitalization were 25% more likely to
die compared to those who did not receive a transfusion.
UK doctors are
now rethinking their policies and say that blood
transfusions should be reserved for those whose blood
loss is considerable enough to be life threatening.
Cruciferous Vegetables Stop Cancer
Though this is something we’ve been
talking about for years, it seems that some scientists
at the Ohio State University “discovered” that
“indole-3-carbinol,” a phytochemical found in this class
of vegetable blocked breast cancer cells. However, they
also felt that I3C would also fight other cancers such
as prostate, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and might even
reverse Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that women with
advanced, life threatening breast cancer have an
abnormal abundance of a specific “molecule” in their
blood, and the I3C destroys the cancer and this
Coincidentally, at Heidelberg
University Hospital, this past summer they released a
study that showed that broccoli and other cruciferous
vegetables were better cancer fighters than a new
chemotherapy they’d been testing. The drug they were
testing (Sorafenib) was designed to fight pancreatic
cancers, but in a study using mice, it was effective
only for about four weeks. It was discovered that when
the mice were fed their veggies, the drug continued to
be effective. They also discovered that the veggies were
able to break the “cancer-causing sequence in stem
cells” all on their own without the drug.
Homeopathy Basis Backed by Nobel
Prize Winning Scientist’s Discovery
While Quackpots like Steven Barret
publish web pages slandering homeopathy, a “real”
doctor, the Frenchi virologist who got the Nobel Prize
for connecting HIV to AIDS, Profesor Luc Montagnier has
made a shocking discovery. Shocking to his
contemporaries, at least.
The basis of Homeopathy is that the
potency of a substance increases with dilution. Dr
Montagnier discovered that solutions containing the DNA
of pathogens emit low frequency radio waves (something
that Royal Rife discovered in the 1920s). However, the
real discovery was that the radio waves remained in the
water, even after dilution.
Oct. 8, 2010. Abbot Laboratories agreed to pull its
“obesity” drug, Meridia from the market after the FDA
published that showed a 16% increased risk for, heart
attack, stroke, and death in its users compared to those
taking a placebo.Additionally, it was found that the drug produced
minimal results in weight loss for those taking it.
no “magic bullet” for weight loss, and if there was, the
moment people go off of it, the weight begins to pile on
again. There are supplements that can help boost
metabolism and fat burning, and let’s face it, as we age
our metabolism starts to drop off and our hormones go
missing in action, so we have to work even harder at
maintaining a healthy weight.
have a solution for you who’ve never exercised or have
been on that weight loss, weight gain roller coaster:
Rapid Safe Weight Loss.
Or, you can go in search of a pill: Ask your doctor if
heart attack, stroke, or death is right for you!
Walking Linked to Longevity
The father of medicine,
Hippocrates, felt that walking was the best exercise of
them all. The International Journal of Epidemiology,
2010, agrees. Researchers from the London School of
Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that people who
walked for just 30 minutes a day, five days a week
reduced their risk of premature death by 19%, while
those who added a bit of light exercise reduced their
risk by 24%. Again, ask your doctor if getting up off
your ass is right for you!
Reports from Europe that
Alternative Therapies Will Be Wiped Out By Big Pharma by
the Year 2012
Because of pressure by obscene
wealth on the European Union, four laws about to be
implemented will reduce the people in Europe’s options
to drugs and more drugs.
Here are what the four laws will
High-dose vitamins will be
barred, and will be available only by prescription
from your doctor, who may be less than sympathetic
Sales of health products will
start to slow as manufacturers will be barred from
making even the most obvious claim for their product
Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs will
start disappearing from the shelves
Herbal practitioners in the UK
may be going out of business unless they can get
themselves registered to a standard acceptable to
the EU. They have until April next year to do this.
Expect America to follow as Big
Money pretending to be the common people fighting for
Freedom and Liberty will now be buying politicians that
support this type of legislation. Good bye freedom and
Mobile Phones Cause Tinnitus
We’ve published warnings of brain
tumors being caused by cell phones, but now they’ve
found that every ten minutes on a cell phone increases
your risk of tinnitus by a whopping 71%. Most tinnitus
sufferers said their problem was on the left side, where
they held their phone, while 29% also suffered from
We are never going to get rid of
our cell phones, but getting a speaker phone will sure
help protect you. Additionally, a “blue
tube” sold by Dr Mercola is another protection.
Using a blue tooth or a wired earpiece has the same
results as holding the phone to your ear.
Researchers from Nascentis, a
reproductive medical center in Cordoba, Argentina found
that WiFi radiation affects sperm motility and damages
the DNA. They discovered that virtually every laptop
user had damaged sperm when samples were compared with
those from men who didn’t use a laptop and WiFi.
Industry shills dispute this saying that WiFi radiation
is very, very low and couldn’t possibly cause such
Who are you going to believe?
Rice—Which Is Best
Need I mention one more time at
this site that processed foods are deadly? Another study
of the obvious reported in the Archives of Internal
Medicine concluded that brown rice is better than white
Processed foods spike your blood
sugar levels and eventually lead to insulin
insensitivity. Brown rice contains FIBER, not to mention
minerals, vitamins, and a host of phytochemicals. Eating
fiber reduces the spikes in your blood sugar.
What the study didn’t mention is
Black Rice, which has all of the good
stuff found in brown rice, and gives you an antioxidant
kick like no other rice. Black Rice can be found only
online or in Asian markets. Look for a black rice bran
supplement in the near future.
To lower your risk of diabetes, eat
rice that is unprocessed. You folks who love sushi
should eat a high fiber salad with your meals.
Microwave Tomography Safer Than
We’ve warned everyone for a long
time about the dangers (myths) of mammography, and now
researchers are on our side. Published in the SIAM
Journal on Applied Mathematics, 2010, (Journal of
Applied Mathematics???) is a conclusive study showing
that compared to Mammograms that expose women’s breasts
to radiation while abusing them with pressure, not to
mention that they are notoriously unreliable (invasive
and unreliable; that’s some great selling points)
microwave tomography is cheaper, more accurate, and just
plain less risky. But as long as radiologists run the
National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer
Society is funded heavily by companies supplying
mammograms, don’t expect to find too much information on
Connected to Schizophrenia In Young
Speaking of radiation…
Researchers at the Yale School of
Medicine found that monkeys that had been x-rayed in the
womb started to show brain development problems by the
time they were five years of age. The monkeys had
learning and memory problems, both signs of
schizophrenia. They found that the earlier in the
development of the fetus that they are x-rayed, the
greater the damage.
Psychiatric Drugs Cause Blood Clots
A recent (soon to be published in
the BMJ) cohort study that examined the records of over
25,000 people in ages from 16 to 100 who had developed
deeb vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism found
something very interesting. They compared those records
to 89,000 other people who did not have those
cardiovascular problems and found that antipsychotic
drugs (like Serouel, Abilify, Solian, Lonasesn, and
Risperdal) were at the root of their cardiovascular
conditions. Interestingly enough, those just starting
the drugs double their chances of blood clots in just
the first three months, and those taking low potency
versions of the drugs were at an even higher risk.
Psychiatric Drugs Cause Madness
Robert Whitaker’s latest book
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric
Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in
concludes that the
drugs aimed at relieving depression, schizophrenia, bi
polar disorder, and a host of other mental disorders
actually end up causing the problems to worsen.
A study in the
New England Journal of Medicine reported that 74% of schizophrenics quit their meds because either they
didn’t work, or the side effects were intolerable.
Whitaker points out after thousands of hours of research
that oftentimes these drugs can make a person’s mental
illness even more severe than when first diagnosed.
Conventional medicine’s response is to up the dose or
change the meds eventually creating a downward spiral
ending in a total collapse of the patient’s health and
spirit. If you or someone knows someone who is on
psychiatric drugs, this is a must read. There are
nutritional and wellness options, such as physical
exercise, spending time in the sun, and tossing
Frankenfoods and processed foods out of your life.
HRT Linked To Breast Cancer
This is something we've talked about for years,
however, a recent study shows that Hormone
Replacement Therapy increases risks of a more
virulent and dangerous form of breast cancer. The
lesson to be learned here is that Menopause is NOT a
disease and should not be treated like a disease.
Did you know that many Alaskan women do not suffer
menopause symptoms? Their secret is wild salmon 4 to
5 times a week.
Vitamin E Protects Against Dementia
Published in the Archives of
Neurology, 2010, this study focused on the antioxidants
vitamin C, Beta Carotene, bioflavonoids, and vitamin E.
As it turns out, those who consumed the most vitamin E
were 25% less likely to develop dementia. Though not
sure why the connection, they did note that vitamin E’s
anti-inflammatory properties were probably responsible
for the protection, as inflammation seems to be one of
the main causes of Alzheimer’s.
·Additional research shows
that vitamin E
Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Prostate Cancer Risks
Risk of Heart Disease
Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Brain After a Stroke
·Wards Off Colds
and Prevents Upper Respiratory Infection
Most of these shorts were found
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Glucosamine-chondroitin is the
top-selling nutritional supplement on the market today.
The reason is simple: It halts the pain and discomfort
of arthritis that makes life miserable for more than 40
million arthritis suffering Americans. And medical
studies prove it works. In 2006, the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) conducted the largest study ever on
glucosamine-chondroitin and found that the majority of
arthritis sufferers who took the supplement experienced
significant pain reduction.
In the NIH study, the
glucosamine-chondroitin supplement stopped joint pain
and inflammation better than the leading COX-2 arthritis
drugs or leading NSAID medications, without any of the
mild to severe side effects of those drugs. Study
participants reported dramatic improvement from the
supplement within four weeks–and the longer they took
it, the better they felt.
1. Homemade glucosamine for
free. What if you could make the most effective
arthritis pain-relieving supplement, instead of forking
out $40 to $75 for a jar? You absolutely can! All it
takes are a few bones from the butcher, some crustacean
shells and your favorite soup kettle. That’s all you
need to create a high-potency Arthritis Soup Stock full
of glucosamine and chondroitin, which have been proven
to soothe your chronic arthritis joint pain.
This soup stock was a kitchen
mainstay throughout history. Every stove usually had a
simmering stockpot into which homemakers tossed bones,
shells and vegetable scraps. Later it was used as the
base for soups, sauces and gravies. The stockpot has
disappeared in the modern era in favor of convenience
foods. But now you can still make your own super-soup at
home for practically free. Some nutritional experts
believe bone broth’s absence from our regular diet
partially explains the current spike in arthritis rates.
While it certainly isn’t the sole cause, the low levels
of joint-protective nutrients in our modern diet, such
as collagen, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate,
glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), glycine, proline (which helps
create collagen), and sulfur compounds–all of which are
necessary for the creation and repair of damaged joint
cartilage–is an important factor. The Arthritis Soup
Stock returns them to your diet.
2. The secret ingredients in
glucosamine supplements. Here’s the shocker: this
high-priced, in-demand glucosamine-chondroitin
supplement is made from the same raw materials as bone
broth, which are virtually free for the taking.
Glucosamine, an essential building-block of the
cartilage in our own joints, also comes to us from the
shells of crustaceans such as crab, lobster and shrimp.
Animal cartilage in soup bones is a rich source of
chondroitin sulfate. Together, these two compounds help
our bodies repair arthritis-damaged joints and keep
existing joints well-lubricated by helping cartilage
absorb more water.
3. Make arthritis healing soup
1. Fill a large soup pot with beef
or pork knuckles, feet, back bones and/or joint bones.
Add chicken bones and carcasses. These gelatin-rich
animal parts contain the highest concentration of
2. Toss in as many crustacean
shells as will fit. They are loaded with glucosamine.
3. Dump in eggshells. Vegetable
scraps are great, too.
4. Splash in some lemon juice or
vinegar to release the calcium and
glucosamine-chondroitin from the bones and cartilage.
5. Cover with cold water and bring
to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let it
cook on the lowest possible heat for hours, checking the
water level and heat every once in a while.
6. If scum floats to the surface,
skim it off with a spoon.
7. When the broth is done, strain
the liquid through a colander. Chill and then remove the
The liquid will keep in your fridge
for up to four days–or freeze it to use later.
Use this arthritis super-soup as
stock for a variety of soups by adding veggies, beans
and herbs. Cook whole grains in this broth, too. Or you
can simply sip a hot cupful to soothe and repair your
An even easier method: Place all
ingredients into slow cooker and let it simmer for a
couple of days on low heat. You can also oven-roast raw
bones with their meat to bring out their flavor, but
it’s not essential. Or you can make a seafood-only
broth. Slow cook until you arrive at a gelatinous brew.
a story comes along that is just too hard to swallow. At
first it looks like complete hogwash; something the
Quackpots at Quackbusters would have a field day with.
As a journalist, I was taught to always be skeptical,
but at least be open enough to get the story and check
have checked this out and now it’s your turn to gawk
is a Harvard graduate and public health expert. The
first time I ever heard of him was when he tore into Dr
Oz over H1N1 vaccine. He’s been labeled (libeled) a
quack, yet no one has yet refuted the points he makes.
believes that all healing occurs from “vibrations.” Now
this might sound at first a bit hokey, but if you think
about it, everything, even medicines, contains energy.
Energy creates frequencies. In homeopathy, it is the
“memory” of a substance, diluted to the extreme in
water, that creates the vibrations that heal. And I know
you’ve all read our articles on Qigong that describe the
healing energies we all hold. Energy is vibration;
vibration is energy. Finally there is Royal Rife who
cured cancer with frequencies. If you’ve not read about
him, then perhaps this is the best time to do so: Royal Rife.
In walks Dr.
Joseph Puleo, an herbalist, naturopath, and Christian
minister. Puelo has an enormously wide span of
interests. While going over passages in the Bible, he
uncovered something amazing. Puleo states that while
intuitively guided, he discovered a code repeated in the
Book of Numbers. He reduced the code using the
Pythagorean method to six numbers consisting of six
to need a little background.
In music, we
have a 12-Tone Equal Temperament Scale where an octave
is divided into 12 equal parts (A,
B, C, ,
etc.). There used to be another scale, an ancient scale
called the Solfeggio Scale that has been lost for
Puleo’s discovery, those numbers, turn out to be the
lost Solfeggio Scale.
One of these
notes, 528 Hz, influences the water molecules
surrounding DNA, and affect the DNA in an ultra-positive
manner. It is thought, by those studying these
damaged DNA is
repaired by this frequency.
scale was used in the Gregorian Chants and in a song to
John the Baptist. Their resurrection is seen by some as
a huge leap forward in understanding the power of energy
and frequencies to heal.
In walks Dr
Candace Pert, PhD. Pert has a PhD in Pharmacology. She
is also a neuroscientist. Her life has been a long,
steady march toward understanding healing. She feels
that this particular frequency goes all the way to the
molecular level where we find 70 different receptors
that begin to vibrate, opening the chromosomes and
exposing the DNA to these frequencies.
In New York,
at the Quantum Biology Research Lab, these frequencies
were recently tested. DNA in test tubes were exposed to
music composed using the Solfeggio scale. They
discovered that the frequencies unwound the DNA helix
allowing the DNA to absorb UV Light. We’ve written quite
a bit on UV Light already, so you might want to check
that out too: UV Light.
interest of Full Disclosure, I should tell you that the
people mentioned in this little article are considered
quacks. Then again, I am considered a quack. As long as
mainstream medicine is profit based, we’ll see a lot
more studies on alternatives designed purposely to fail,
and a constant debunking of anything that interferes
with their profits. Healing sounds will never get a fair
testing from the mainstream.
journalist, I can only give you the facts. I cannot tell
you whether this works or not, as it has not had enough
studies, independent studies.
With that in
mind, I felt that perhaps my readers would like to try
these sounds and see for themselves. If anyone gets
positive (or negative) reactions to this music, please
write to me:
I’ve attained a copy of a one hour meditation CD that is
yours for free.
your copy of what some have referred to as the
“frequency of love,” right click the following link and
choose to Save Target: 528 Hz
Burn it onto a CD and fall asleep to it.
Since discovering Organic Zero,
I’ve continued my investigation and found a few more
things I should pass onto you.
First, I’ve found a cheaper
version. Organic Zero is Erythritol, which is in a
class of sugars that are alcohols. Xylitol and
sorbitol are also “alcohol sugar.”
helps fight cavities according to studies conducted in
Finland in the sixties. Recent research shows that the
reason for this is that bacteria cannot metabolize these
sugars. Bacteria (like cancer) metabolize through
fermentation. Sugar is needed for fermentation. These
“alcohol sugars” are sweet like sugar, but bacteria just
“under-metabolize” when they consume them, and develop a
metabolic deficiency. Thus weakened, they can’t proliferate.
1.The bacteria are
starved and weakened and die off.
2.Bacteria that cannot
live off of these “alcohol sugars” are supplanted by
bacteria that can, but are not harmful to teeth and
their colonization of the terrain pushes out the
Perhaps it’s a combination of
So, there you have it. Bacteria
that normally eat sugars and excrete acidic
byproducts that cause dental cavities, just can’t
live that cycle in the presence of one of these
sugars. The result is less dental plaque which
promotes a condition in your mouth where
“remineralization” can take place.
Additionally, studies have
shown that these alcohol sugars protect against
further gum disease even in patients who have
advanced gum disease. The alcohols most likely
cannot get into the deeper pockets in people’s gums,
but good bacteria, being quite motile, can.
There you have it: Healthy
teeth and gums.
The reason I’ve talked about
xylitol and sorbitol is that Erythritol does the
exact same thing. I’ve found examples of people
putting these sugars in nasal sprays for sinusitis.
It weakens the bacteria and research shows that
after one spray, at least 50% of the pathogens in
your nasal cavities just drop off.
There are side effects to
consuming these “alcohol sugars,” and I’d be remiss
if I did not warn you.
We don’t digest them very well.
This being the case, some experience digestive
disturbances, gas, and diarrhea. I’ve found that a
high fiber diet helps this situation. But if you’re
going to eat a lot of Erythritol heavily, you’ll be
spending a bit more time in the bathroom.
Many have told me that the cost
of Organic Zero is just too high. I don’t blame them
at all. So I went searching and found a lot of
Cargil has their version called
Zerose. They plan to do something with it soon and expect to
find products with Zerose in them. Products with
Erythritol are already on the market.
And I’ve found for you some Erythritol from Now
GET IT HERE!
It’s much cheaper than Organic Zero at 8 bucks a
Because it’s 70% the sweetness of sugar, it’s kind
of hard to substitute. Mathematically you would use
1.43 times what the recipe calls for in sugar.
However, I like my food a little less sweet than
most recipes, so I use 1.25 times the recipe.
Additionally, I’ve had problems getting Erythritol
to melt in recipes. I solved the problem by
measuring out the amount I need and tossing that
into a blender to turn it to powdered sugar. Works
like a charm!
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With Type 2 Diabetes in epidemic
proportions, doctors are prescribing Avandia to lower
blood sugar levels.
Lord knows we need to keep our
blood sugar levels under control, and Lord knows the
pharmaceutical industry wants us to believe we need a
drug for this.
Avandia is just dangerous.
It can lower your blood sugar
levels dangerously low to hypoglycemic levels.
It can cause liver inflammation and
mess with your liver enzymes.
Sure, lets lower our blood sugar
levels, but drugs are just not the way to do it.
In February of 2008, the New York
Diabetes Study Partially Halted After Deaths. It
seems that the experimental group, the group that
controlled their blood sugar levels using drug therapy
experienced 54 more deaths than the control group.
One doctor reported: “It’s
confusing and disturbing that this happened. For 50
years, we’ve talked about getting blood sugar very low.
Everything in the literature would suggest this is the
right thing to do.”
Of course the “literature” suggests
this, because the literature also suggests they use
Two years later, The Times
Research Ties Diabetes Drug to Heart Woes, as if we
didn’t see this one coming. Hundreds of heart attacks
and deaths were attributed to Avandia, the so-called
“controversial” diabetes drug.
Of course they should, along with a
few bureaucrats from the FDA.
They’ve known about cardiovascular
problems with Avandia since 2003 and doctors are STILL
prescribing it. In fact, after the initial testing,
before it was even approved in 1999, one of the doctors
from the studies said that patients taking Avandia had
nearly twice as many "ischemic myocardial events" as
those in the study using other diabetes protocols. And
the study was conducted over a period of just six
Sadly, the number of actual deaths
as compared to the number of reported deaths is much
higher. Hospitals and studies always under report the
negative side. Studies use strange logic. For example,
if you die during a cancer study, your death doesn’t
count in the final tally because you didn’t complete the
study. If you have a heart condition before a study and
die of a heart condition during a study in which people
are dropping dead of heart conditions, yours doesn’t
count. Our latest health care bill might have wiped out
pre-existing conditions, but in a study, they note that
pre-existing condition and your death doesn’t count.
To make matters worse, in August of this year (2010), wddty.com publishes
the following story:
New warning on Avandia as researchers discover it weakens bones
05 August 2010
There’s more bad news for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and its antidiabetes drug
Avandia. The drug already comes with a strong warning
that it cause a heart attack, and now researchers have
also found it increases the risk of fracture in
postmenopausal women. Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Actos
(pioglitazone) may also have the same effect on men who
take either drug, too, say researchers from the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They made their
discovery when they analysed 786 cases of fractures and
matched them against 2,657 diabetes patients who hadn’t
suffered a fracture. The drugs seemed to be the one
difference between the two groups, and the rate of
fractures increased with the dosage. (Source: Journal of
Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, July 14, 2010: doi:
The most irritating thing here, the
elephant in the room, is the simple fact that keeping
our blood sugar from spiking is very easy.
We are a drug culture and too many
people want that pill; they don’t want the
responsibility of keeping their blood sugar levels under
Did you know that just cutting your
caloric intake will increase your insulin sensitivity
and thus lower your blood sugar levels? Did you know
that taking a walk after a meal will help keep your
blood sugar levels from spiking?
Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil
both help stabilize your blood sugar, as does Cinnamon.
And I know of two books that will
give you all the secrets to ending your insulin
insensitivity and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. I
even wrote one of them:
For those of you who are pre-diabetic, these plans will
show you results the first week.
For you who already have Type II Diabetes, these plans
will take just a little longer.
And keep in mind that web sites around the world have
quoted this site on the subject of diabetes and trans
fats, and how getting good fats (especially Omega-3s)
into your body can help you turn your diabetes around.
My favorite product?
I’ve talked of this little guy
before, calling him a “wild concord grape.” Well, his
name is actually the Fox Grape, but that doesn’t change
Wild fruits are better for us than
the domesticated versions. Fruits are bred for looks,
not potency. Taste is secondary, it seems to the
The wild strawberry, for example,
is smaller than a wild raspberry. They’re hardly any
bigger than an apple seed. But their antioxidant punch
The phytochemicals, antioxidants,
vitamins, flavonoids in domesticated fruit cannot
compare to that found in the wild.
The Fox Grape is just an example of
total health and wellness found in the bounty spread out
for us by our creator. The resveratrol will clean your
arteries, the ellagic acid will eat cancer cells, and
the antioxidants (pycnogenols) found in the seed (just
chew them up too) are incomparable. No capsule the size
of a Fox Grape can deliver the total nutrition of this
We’ve just had our first frost in
Minnesota, and so I’m going out to pick some. They make
a great jelly and are even better for you eaten raw.
Enjoy. even better for you eaten raw.
We'll walk you through the new
insurance plans available for people with pre-existing
conditions, and changes to Medicare that might affect
From our product ratings in
Consumer Reports to our investigative articles and
shopping guides, Consumers Union tries to give you the
facts about products and services so you can get the
best deal for your dollar. Health insurance is no
I found a site that tried to debunk
this video by pointing out that the technician can fake
the disappearance of something by tilting the
instrument. However, it would disappear from the inside
out, not from the top down, and the slightest movement
would show it growing back. It would have to be one heck
of a technician to do this.
Even better evidence is that a
group of friends of mine who practice Qigong went to
China and got a chance to see this happen. They had the
technologist scan the area fully afterwards to see if
they could find something.
And finally, why would a hospital
(in China they are financed by the government and most
hospitals are filled to capacity and then some) fake
something like this. They’ve nothing to gain.
I’ll be posting more videos in the
future in our Qigong section.
A friend and reader buzzed me one
evening and asked me what I thought of Diatomaceous
Earth. I told her I’d heard about it, but never checked
it out. So she sent me a few web sites to peruse. Right
away I knew I was being bowled over with hype, so I
decided to check it out.
Europe has banned GMO foods. They won’t buy ours. Yet
our people are eating it daily because it’s
unmarked. Kraft Foods has been using GMO foods in
nearly all their products. And we are getting sick,
fat, and worn out.
The people of Europe fought GMO foods and won. We can too. We need to let
Some tell us that Terrorism is the greatest threat to
our nation while we let huge corporations poison us.
The greatest threat to our nation is ignorance.
Dupont Dame Follows Monsanto
Men Into Obama Administration
with his choice for USDA Secretary, the pro-biotech
former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, President
Obama has let Monsanto, Dupont and the other
pesticide and genetic engineering companies know
they'll have plenty of friends and supporters within
President Obama has taken his
team of food and farming leaders directly from the
biotech companies and their lobbying, research, and
Michael Taylor, former Monsanto
Vice President, is now the FDA Deputy Commissioner
Roger Beachy, former director
of the Monsanto-funded Danforth Plant Science
Center, is now the director of the USDA National
Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Islam Siddiqui, Vice President
of the Monsanto and Dupont-funded
pesticide-promoting lobbying group, CropLife, is now
the Agriculture Negotiator for the US Trade
Rajiv Shah, former Gates
Foundation agricultural-development director served
as Obama's USDA Under Secretary for Research
Education and Economics and Chief Scientist and is
now head of USAID.
Now, Ramona Romero, corporate
counsel to Dupont, has been nominated by President
Obama to serve as General Counsel for the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Tell Your Senators to Reject
Ramona Romero and President Obama to Get Monsanto
and Dupont Out of His Administration!
Editor’s Note: Though this sort of
article is often labeled left wing socialist bullhockey,
I find it interesting that it came out of the Cato
July 02, 2010 "Huffington
-- The horrid attacks of
9/11 led to the cry: Why do they hate us? Most
Americans seemed to believe that it was because we are
such nice people. But the Times Square bomber reminds us
that terrorism is mostly a response to U.S. government
After 9/11 President George W. Bush
reassured Americans: we were attacked because we are
beautiful people, spreading freedom around the world.
But often the actions of our government are seen by
others as less than beautiful. To seek an explanation
for terrorism is not to excuse monstrous attacks on
civilians. But understanding what motivates people to
kill could help reduce terrorism in the future.
Terrorism is not new. It was used
against Russian Tsars, the Austro-Hungarian monarchy,
and British colonial officials. Algerians employed
terrorism against the French and later Algerian
governments. Basque and Irish separatists freely relied
on terrorism. Until Iraq, the most promiscuous suicide
bombers were Tamils in Sri Lanka. In none of these cases
did the killing occur in response to freedom, whether in
America or elsewhere.
Robert Pape of the University of
Chicago studied the most recent cases: "The central fact
is that overwhelmingly suicide-terrorist attacks are not
driven by religion as much as they are by a clear
strategic objective: to compel modern democracies to
withdraw military forces from the territory that the
terrorists view as their homeland. From Lebanon to Sri
Lanka to Chechnya to Kashmir to the West Bank, every
major suicide-terrorist campaign--over 95 percent of all
the incidents--has had as its central objective to
compel a democratic state to withdraw."
Consider Chechnya. Both suicide
bombers in the recent Moscow subway attacks apparently
were "Black Widows," whose militant husbands had been
killed by Russian security forces. Even some
conservatives, who typically decry discussion of "root
causes" of terrorism, pointed to Russian brutality in
Pape, along with Lindsey O'Rourke and
Jenna McDermit, also of the University of Chicago,
studied 63 Chechen suicide terrorists and found that few
had religious motives. Rather: "As we have discovered in
our research on Lebanon, the West Bank, Iraq,
Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and elsewhere, suicide terrorist
campaigns are almost always a last resort against
foreign military occupation. Chechnya is a powerful
demonstration of this phenomenon at work."
As for America, the Defense Science
Board Task Force reported in 2004: "Muslims do not 'hate
our freedom,' but rather, they hate our policies." What
might those be? Unseating democratically elected
leaders, supporting dictatorships, backing Israel's
Apartheid-like treatment of the Palestinians, and
promiscuously waging war in Muslim lands. America is
constantly "over there," as Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) put
Nearly three decades ago President
Ronald Reagan inserted U.S. forces into a multi-sided
civil war in Lebanon to aid the minority Christian
government which controlled little more than the capital
of Beirut. Once Washington joined the conflict, the U.S.
embassy and Marine Corps barracks became natural
In 1996 United Nations Ambassador
Madeleine Albright was asked to justify sanctions
against Iraq which, the questioner charged, had killed a
half million children. Amb. Albright did not contest the
claim. Instead, she responded chillingly: "we think the
price is worth it." Muslims did not view as beautiful
the assertion that Washington had the unilateral right
to kill hundreds of thousands of Muslim children for its
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul
Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, said
of America's presence in Saudi Arabia: "It's been a huge
recruiting device for al-Qaeda. In fact if you look at
bin Laden, one of his principle grievances was the
presence of so-called crusader forces on the holy land,
Mecca and Medina."
In Iraq both invasion and occupation
have fomented terrorism. Daniel Benjamin, now the State
Department's counter-terrorism coordinator, observed
while at the Brookings Institution that "the invasion of
Iraq gave the jihadists an unmistakable boost. Terrorism
is about advancing a narrative and persuading a targeted
audience to believe it."
London's Chatham House reported that
Iraq "gave a boost to the al-Qaeda network's propaganda,
recruitment and fundraising, caused a major split in the
coalition, provided an ideal targeting and training area
for al-Qaeda-linked terrorists." Britain's Intelligence
and Security Committee studied the July 2005 London
attacks and concluded: "Iraq continues to act as a
motivation and focus for terrorist activity."
Many Islamists say the same thing.
For instance, Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's deputy
leader, spoke of "aggression against Iraq." Lebanese
Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah stated that
"the occupation of Iraq has increased acts of terrorism
against the U.S. and everyone going along with it,
including the Iraqis themselves."
U.S. military operations in
Afghanistan and Pakistan appear to be having a similar
effect. Before being relieved as Afghanistan commander,
Gen. Stanley McChrystal admitted: "We've shot an amazing
number of people [at checkpoints] and killed a number
and, to my knowledge, none has proven to have been a
real threat to the force."
Faisal Shahzad, the naturalized
American citizen who recently pled guilty after
attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square, was a
troubled fellow, but there is no evidence that he
disliked the liberties of the society which he chose to
join. Instead, he grew to hate the policies carried out
by the U.S. government.
During his court hearing Shahzad
said: "until the hour the U.S. pulls its forces from
Iraq and Afghanistan, and stops the drone strikes in
Somalia and Yemen and in Pakistan, and stops the
occupation of Muslim lands, and stops killing the
Muslims, and stops reporting the Muslims to its
government, we will be attacking U.S."
When the judge objected that people
walking in Times Square had not attacked Muslims,
Shahzad responded: "the people select the government; we
consider them the same." As for children, he said: "the
drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don't see
children, they don't see anybody. They kill women,
children. They kill everybody." Thus his resort to
terrorism: "I am part of the answer to the U.S.
terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people,
and on behalf of that, I'm avenging the attacks."
Unfortunately, Shahzad is not alone.
He spent 40 days with Pakistani Taliban/jihadist forces,
most notably the Tehrik-e-Taliban, from which he
received money and explosives training. Which means the
group has turned its attention from Pakistan, which has
been conducting military operations against its
strongholds, to the U.S. Wrote Bruce Riedel of the
Brookings Institution: "This means the United States is
facing a larger pool of terrorists in Pakistan committed
to attacking al-Qaeda's target set than ever before."
No doubt, some terrorists hope to
reestablish the caliphate or knock Madonna off of
television. But most anti-American terrorists appear to
be motivated by something much more mundane: responding
to U.S. government depredations in their own nations and
other Muslim lands.
Unfortunately, the Obama
administration appears to be as clueless as its
predecessor. After Shahzad's arrest U.S. officials raced
to Islamabad to urge Pakistan to do more to stop
terrorism. But Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood
Qureshi said simply: "This is a blowback. This is a
reaction. And you could expect that."
The administration seems likely to
increase its use of drones. However, Shahzad cited drone
strikes. So did former CIA general counsel Jeffrey
Smith, who in 2002 warned that they could "create more
The moral issues are daunting enough
even if the intelligence is faultless, and it rarely is.
Americans should consider how they would react if a more
powerful nation was slaughtering their relatives and
friends--and even entire families--in an attempt to kill
a few targeted individuals alleged to be terrorists.
the problem of blowback. David Kilcullen, who advised
Gen. David Petraeus on terrorism, and Andrew McDonald
Exum, of the Center for a New American Security,
recently argued: "on balance, the costs outweigh these
benefits." By their count, drones have killed 700
civilians and just 14 terrorist leaders, a 50-to-1
ratio. Writing in the New Yorker Jane Mayer
contended that the campaign to get one particular
terrorist killed between 207 and 321 other people along
the way. Even if the ratios are not so unbalanced, as
claimed by U.S. officials, Kilcullen and Exum warned
that "every one of these dead noncombatants represents
an alienated family, a new desire for revenge, and more
recruits for a military movement that has grown
exponentially even as drone strikes have increased."
believe the drones kill far more civilians than
terrorists. Polls show enormous popular hostility
towards America. Moreover, the U.S. has begun targeting
Pakistani Taliban leaders. One U.S. official told the
New York Times: "The Pakistani Taliban gets
treated like al-Qaeda." However, that encourages the
Pakistan Taliban to treat the U.S. like al-Qaeda treats
the U.S. One intelligence officer said: "Those [drone]
attacks have made it personal for the Pakistani
Taliban--so it's no wonder they are beginning to think
about how they can strike back at targets here." Jeffrey
Addicott, a former legal adviser to U.S. Special Forces,
said: "Some of the CIA operators are concerned that,
because of its blowback effect, it is doing more harm
appears to be the case in Afghanistan, where civilians
are dying in air strikes, at checkpoints, and from drone
attacks. Afghan Najibullah Zazi, arrested last fall for
planning a suicide bombing in the New York subway,
explained: "I would sacrifice myself to bring attention
to what the United States military was doing to
civilians in Afghanistan by sacrificing my soul for the
sake of saving other souls."
civilian casualties have spurred more mundane guerrilla
opposition to U.S. forces. New York Times
reporter David Rohde was held captive for seven months
by the Taliban. After he escaped he wrote that he "saw
how some of the consequences of Washington's
antiterrorism policies had galvanized the Taliban." For
instance, "They said large numbers of civilians had been
killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Palestinian
territories in aerial bombings." To his complaint that
he was a civilian, they said the U.S. "had held and
tortured Muslims in secret detention centers for years,"
so why "should they treat me differently?"
The point is not that there is never
a legitimate case for military intervention or use of
drones. However, the high costs of these tactics must be
recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington
should do less, not more, abroad.
September 11 demonstrated that
America is not invulnerable. Washington no longer can
expect to invade, bomb, and intervene in other nations
without consequence. Policymakers should consider all
the costs, including terrorism, before they casually
thrust the U.S. into foreign controversies and
conflicts. As Glenn Greenwald put it, "if we continue to
bring violence to that part of the world, then that part
of the world--and those who sympathize with it--will
continue to want to bring violence to the U.S." That's
why many people in other nations not only hate us, but
are trying to kill us.
Doug Bandow -
Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
Generation Monsanto (GM) - Why We Need Labels on GM
Gen-M, the first Monsanto
Generation of humans force-fed genetically modified
foods hasn't reached reproductive age yet (they were
born in the late 1990s). But, if a critical mass of
animal feeding studies are any indication, the
millennial generation, reared on Food Inc.'s
unlabeled "Frankenfoods" can look forward to a
long-term epidemic of cancer, food allergies,
learning disabilities, sterility, and birth defects.
Corn (85% of U.S. production is
GM), soy (91% GM), cotton (88% GM), canola (85% GM)
and sugar beets (95% GM) are all genetically
engineered by Monsanto to withstand massive doses of
the company's glyphosate herbicide RoundUp, or else
to exude their own pesticide, Bacillus Thuriengensis
(Bt). RoundUp, the favorite weedkiller poison of
non-organic farmers and gardeners, causes brain,
intestinal and heart defects in fetuses. And
scientists warn that RoundUp, the most extensively
used herbicide in the history of agriculture, "may
have dire consequences for agriculture such as
rendering soils infertile, crops non-productive, and
plants less nutritious." In addition, hundreds of
thousands of US dairy cows are injected with
genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone
(developed by Monsanto) in spite of studies linking
BGH with cancer, and longstanding bans on the drug
in the EU, Japan, Canada, and most industrialized
With genetically modified foods
and crops threatening public health and the
environment, not to mention the next generation's
reproductive capacity, why isn't there a massive
consumer outcry to restrain Monsanto's biotech
bullying and ban genetically engineered foods and
The answer is disturbingly
simple. Collusion between Monsanto and elected
public officials (including the current Obama
Administration) has obscured the fact that almost
all non-organic foods in the US contain GMOs.
Despite poll after poll indicating that 85-95% of US
consumers want mandatory labels on foods containing
GMOs, Congress has heretofore listened to Monsanto
and corporate agribusiness, rather than their own
constituents. In the European Union, Japan, or South
Korea, where GM foods must be labeled, there are no
GM foods on grocery story shelves (and little or
none served in restaurants), since most consumers
would not buy them and a significant number would
complain if they saw GMO labels on products.
Consequently there are very few GM crops being
cultivated in the EU (mainly a small amount of corn
in Spain for animal feed).
Most Americans simply do not
understand that 80% of non-organic supermarket
processed foods (basically every product containing
soy, corn, canola, cottonseed oil, or sugar beet
derivatives) are contaminated with GMOs. While
nearly everyone in North America has eaten
genetically modified foods, only 26% believe that
People don't think they're
eating genetically modified foods because they have
no way of knowing whether they are or not.
Genetically modified foods aren't labeled.
If we're going to save this
generation from reproductive dysfunction and save
our farmland from the ravages of RoundUp, we need to
The first step is to protect
consumers' right to know whether their food is
We need genetically modified
food labeled now!
Write your Congresspersons and
2010 candidates for the House and Senate. Tell them
to support mandatory labeling of all genetically
Editor’s note: I wrote this
a while back for friends, and some asked me to
publish it. Perhaps it’s just part of the
End The Insanity movement afoot.
We are not a charity because we
wanted to remain political. Health is political.
Health care, as we have all seen, is political.
And there is nothing more
despicable in politics than partisan politics.
My side is
always right no matter what we do and your side is
always wrong no matter what you do.
This is pure bulltwaddle. No
side is right all the time and no side is wrong all
the time. We can disagree with a philosophy, but
when you make that person, side, or political party
wrong all the time, then you’re not acting in good
faith and you can please take your arguments
During the 2008 election, we
received a lot of mail concerning a lot of hot
issues. We got mail from all ends of the political
spectrum. From the right side, I got this one
sentence more than anything else: We need smaller
I wrote back: That is a talking
point only. What do you really want?
Most did not write back. Those
who did write back wrote in generalizations. I could
tell by those generalizations that 1. These people
were conservative, and 2. These people were not very
smart and all they could do was parrot what they’ve
I often responded with, “Why is
it that conservatives run on the “small government”
slogan but when they get in office, they build the
government bigger than their opposition.
I was told by many to whom I
said this that I was a liar.
Oh? Let’s look at the facts;
let’s look at how much the national debt rose under
different presidents since Jimmy Carter:
The facts speak for themselves.
The platform conservatives have historically run on
is not the way they govern.
It irks me also when if one
party does something, it’s good, but when the other
party does the same exact thing, it’s bad.
A few months back the issue of
how to try the underwear bomber has been all over
the 24 hour news cycle. When the previous
administration tried terrorists in our court system,
it was good. When this administration tries them in
our court system, it’s bad. The leader of Al Qaeda,
Mohammed Khalid Sheikh who planned 9-11 is slated to
be tried in New York, exactly where those who
planned and carried out the first attack on the twin
towers were tried and convicted. When the first
trials took place, conservatives said nothing about
it. For this second trial, everything is wrong about
it. Attacking the other side for any reason possible
is posturing, not politics. It gets the country
And the lies. Thank God for
fact checking web sites. Everyone can make a
mistake. I make mistakes in both my positions, as a
human being and as a journalist. But far too often
lies are circulated until they become the truth. And
the only reason they become the truth is that we
have far too many uninformed voters out there. It
embarrasses me how ignorant our average public has
become. I wrote on my Facebook page: No wonder the
tea partiers are against public health care when
it’s so painfully obvious how they’ve been failed by
But the lying I won’t put up
with. When I see it, I’m going to call it out. God
Bless Al Franken for taking on the lies in the
I happened to mention this, and
was immediately attacked with: “Al Franken is just
another left wing liar in with all those other
I challenged this person to
name me one lie Al Franken spouted. He couldn’t.
Again, calling names at the
opposition simply because they are the opposition is
The problem with lies is that
if they are said enough, they become the truths of
the under-informed masses. When John Boehner stands
up and says, “The American public just doesn’t want
health care reform,” he is lying. His lie is based
upon a simple truth; The American public does not
want the health care reform that Boehner has
described and has helped to create. The American
public wants Single Payer or Medicare for All, but
the American public will NOT get what they want
until we remove money from politics. (And the
Supreme Court just sold out our democracy to the
highest bidder. Way to go. Roberts and Scalia should
have been arrested right after the decision on the
grounds that they lied to congress that they would
stick to precedent and not legislate from the
The current administration
published that over 300 terrorists have been
successfully tried and convicted within our system.
Top names from the far right stood up yelling, LIAR!
Did they actually forget that
the last administration claimed that we’d
successfully tried over 300 terrorists?
It’s hypocrisy and lying.
And then there are the
Teleprompter decriers. Did they forget that Ronald
Reagan used the teleprompter, and when he was in
small groups he had crib sheet cards that even
reminded him to end his meetings with “God bless?”
Ironically, using a
teleprompter takes a bit of skill. Our last Bush
couldn’t use one because it was just too difficult
for him. He preferred David Letterman like Cue
And then there are those who
need to write on their hands the things they believe
And finally, there are 20
senators who voted against the stimulus package, but
then turned around and dished out huge checks to
their states lauding the funding.
They want it both ways. They
get to vote against it and then take the credit for
This kind of politics has to
end. We truly need to lift our fellow voters out of
their ignorance into the light. Sadly, some people
are just too stupid to realize how stupid they
really are. And they will continually support the
biggest liars and hypocrites in our government.
I am not happy with Obama’s
first year in office, though I certainly feel much
better about his presidency than the last one. It’s
very refreshing to have an adult in the office, one
who actually thinks about decisions that affect
billions of human beings. I’m not happy with his
putting a Monsanto shill in charge of food safety.
I’m not happy with his leaning toward
biotechnologies and Frankenfoods. I’m not happy with
his war policies.
I am not a partisan. I have
ideals and I live up to them. What I say, I do. What
I do, I take responsibility for. I want good
government. I want everyone in
to realize their dreams. I want them all to have an
equal chance. I want the playing field level. If you
want to call me a Socialist, go ahead. I’m not
afraid of Socialism. I’m not afraid of what most of
has: good paying jobs, health care, affordable
schooling, two to three months vacation, 35 hour
work week, a livable pension. I’m not afraid of all
that or the cost of all that. I am afraid of
ignorant people who don’t know what’s good for them,
and who constantly support regimes that have never
done a thing for them. This kind of ignorance has
always brought us down. It will continue to bring us
down. And in the end, it will destroy us. We are
quickly becoming a fifth class nation because of our
interesting article on the psychology of conservatism:
“[People displaying] measurably
lower physical sensitivities to sudden noises and
threatening visual images were more likely to
support foreign aid, liberal immigration policies,
pacifism and gun control,” the team wrote in its
report, to be published in the journal Science
measurably higher physiological reactions to those
same stimuli were more likely to favor defense
spending, capital punishment, patriotism and the
In 1969, Berkeley professors
Jack and Jeanne Block embarked on a study of
childhood personality, asking nursery school
teachers to rate children’s temperaments. They
weren’t even thinking about political orientation.
Twenty years later, they
decided to compare the subjects’ childhood
personalities with their political preferences as
adults. They found arresting patterns. As kids,
liberals had developed close relationships with
peers and were rated by their teachers as
self-reliant, energetic, impulsive, and resilient.
People who were conservative at age 23 had been
described by their teachers as easily victimized,
easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid,
inhibited, and vulnerable at age 3. The reason for
the difference, the Blocks hypothesized, was that
insecure kids most needed the reassurance of
tradition and authority, and they found it in
But lest those with liberal
leanings feel too smug, individual conservatives tend to
respond to a wider range of ethical parameters than do
liberals. The topic is too complex for me to explain
briefly here, but
this article is well worth
reading. I intend to write more about it later.
Researchers have found a correlation
between being more easily disgusted and
political conservatism. (Credit: iStockphoto)
ScienceDaily (June 5, 2009) —
Are you someone who squirms when confronted with
slime, shudders at stickiness or gets grossed
out by gore? Do crawly insects make you cringe
or dead bodies make you blanch?
If so, chances are you're
more conservative -- politically, and especially
in your attitudes toward gays and lesbians --
than your less-squeamish counterparts, according
to two Cornell studies.
The results, said study
leader David Pizarro, Cornell assistant
professor of psychology, raise questions about
the role of disgust -- an emotion that likely
evolved in humans to keep them safe from
potentially hazardous or disease-carrying
environments -- in contemporary judgments of
morality and purity.
In the first study,
published in the journal Cognition & Emotion,
Pizarro and co-authors Yoel Inbar of Harvard
University's Kennedy School of Government and
Paul Bloom of Yale University surveyed 181 U.S.
adults from politically mixed "swing states."
They subjected these adults to two indexes: the
Disgust Sensitivity Scale (DSS), which offers
various scenarios to assess disgust sensitivity,
and a political ideology scale. From this they
found a correlation between being more easily
disgusted and political conservatism.
To test whether disgust
sensitivity is linked to specific conservative
attitudes, the researchers then surveyed 91
Cornell undergraduates with the DSS, as well as
with questions about their positions on issues
including gay marriage, abortion, gun control,
labor unions, tax cuts and affirmative action.
Participants who rated
higher in disgust sensitivity were more likely
to oppose gay marriage and abortion, issues that
are related to notions of morality or purity.
The researchers also found a weak correlation
between disgust sensitivity and support for tax
cuts, but no link between disgust sensitivity
and the other issues.
And in a separate study in
the current issue of the journal Emotion,
Pizarro and colleagues found a link between
higher disgust sensitivity and disapproval of
gays and lesbians. For this study, the
researchers used implicit measures (measures
that have been shown to assess attitudes people
may be unwilling to report explicitly; or that
they may not even know they possess).
Liberals and conservatives
disagree about whether disgust has a valid place
in making moral judgments, Pizarro noted.
Conservatives have argued that there is inherent
wisdom in repugnance; that feeling disgusted
about something -- gay sex between consenting
adults, for example -- is cause enough to judge
it wrong or immoral, even lacking a concrete
reason. Liberals tend to disagree, and are more
likely to base judgments on whether an action or
a thing causes actual harm.
Studying the link between
disgust and moral judgment could help explain
the strong differences in people's moral
opinions, Pizarro said; and it could offer
strategies for persuading some to change their
"People have pointed out
for a long time that a lot of our moral values
seem driven by emotion, and in particular,
disgust appears to be one of those emotions that
seems to be recruited for moral judgments," said
That can have tragic
effects -- as in cases throughout history where
minorities have been victims of discrimination
by groups that perceived them as having
The research speaks to a
need for caution when forming moral judgments,
Pizarro added. "Disgust really is about
protecting yourself from disease; it didn't
really evolve for the purpose of human
morality," he said. "It clearly has become
central to morality, but because of its origins
in contamination and avoidance, we should be
wary about its influences."
The studies were funded by
Dogs have souls, but you already
Animal behaviorists say dogs possess empathy and
compassion, the emotions upon which moral sense is built
Originally published May 16, 2009 at 12:00 AM
Page modified May 16, 2009 at 12:01 AM
By Electa Draper
The Denver Post
DENVER — For centuries, humans have imagined they are
the only animals with morals. But humans are not alone
in the moral arena, a new breed of behavior experts
Natural historian Jake Page said some scientists are
acknowledging what pet owners have told their canines
all along: "Good dog."
Dogs are full of natural goodness and have rich
emotional lives, said animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff,
professor emeritus at the University of Colorado,
A dog's code of ethics is on display daily in parks,
backyards and family rooms.
"We're not trying to elevate animals," Bekoff said.
"We're not trying to reduce humans. We're not saying
we're better or worse or the same. We're saying we're
not alone in having a nuanced moral system."
Page, author of "Do Dogs Smile?," said biology no longer
dismisses dogs and other animals as "furry automatons"
driven by instinct and food.
"People like Bekoff have figured out how to measure
these things," Page said. "It's a whole new ballgame for
studying dog personalities and emotions."
Bekoff, co-author of "Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of
Animals," spent thousands of hours observing coyotes,
wolves and dogs. He analyzed videotapes frame by frame.
The work convinced him these animals possess empathy and
compassion, the emotions upon which moral sense is
While much the same can be said of monkeys, wolves,
elephants, dolphins, whales and other social animals,
dogs are special cases; they share in human lives, he
"Dogs know they are dependent. They learn to read us,"
Bekoff said. "Dogs develop this great sense of trust.
We're tightly linked, and there is something spiritual
about that unity."
This intimacy and mutual influence prompted Harvard
University to open a Canine Cognition Lab, where
researchers attempt to gain insight into the psychology
of humans and dogs.
"I'm convinced many animals can distinguish right from
wrong," Bekoff said.
He said looking for the roots of morality in animals is
a difficult scientific undertaking. It begins with
looking for emotions central to morality, such as
empathy: understanding of another's situation, feelings
In humans, emotions are centered in specific brain
structures and are affected by chemicals called
neurotransmitters. Mammals possess the same brain
structures, affected by the same chemicals as humans.
"Dogs apparently laugh," Page said. The same brain
structures show the same activity in laughing humans and
in dogs that are enjoying themselves. A dog's laugh is a
Play is necessary for healthy brain development in
animals and is seen in many mammalian, and some avian,
species, Bekoff said.
Play hones cognitive skills and later helps in hunting
and mating. And play would not be possible without
cooperation and trust.
"Virtue is its own reward," Bekoff said. "Fairer is
To prevent any misunderstanding, a dog will signal to
another dog that the imminent jostling, nipping and
chasing are "just play" rather than aggression, he said.
The game is initiated with the "play bow." A dog, wolf
or coyote will crouch on its forelimbs while keeping its
Any hard-biting cheats find themselves excluded from
"Dogs are thinking animals," Bekoff said. "They seek the
outcomes they want. They avoid the ones they don't. They
solve problems. They have expectations. They have
Critics skeptical about some research trends in animal
thinking, emotion and morality downplay the evidence as
often anecdotal and anthropomorphic, that is attributing
human motivation or characteristics to animals.
Bekoff countered that thousands of anecdotes equal data.
And anthropomorphism, he said, is a misleading label for
what is a shared evolutionary history.
Humans and dogs share most of their genes and a great
deal of physiology and behavior. Bekoff sees that shared
heritage extending into the spiritual realm.
"If we have souls, our animals have souls. If we have
free choice, they have it," Bekoff said. "If we can't
know this for sure, let's give them the benefit of a
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great when you are on the road.
Don't waste your money on information calls and
don't waste your time manually dialing the number. I
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The voice at the other end says, "City & State." I
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He says, "Connecting" and Firewheel answers the
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Click on the link below and watch the short clip for
a quick demonstration or cut and paste.
one believes seniors . . . everyone
thinks they are senile.
couple was celebrating their
sixtieth anniversary. The couple had
married as childhood sweethearts and
had moved back to their old
neighborhood after they retired.
Holding hands, they walked back to
their old school. It was not locked,
so they entered, and found the old
desk they'd shared, where Andy had
carved I love you, Sally .
On their way back home, a bag of
money fell out of an armored car,
practically landing at their feet.
Sally quickly picked it up and, not
what to do
with it, they took it home. There,
she counted the money-fifty thousand
dollars! Andy said, We've got to
give it back. Sally said, Finders
keepers. She put the money back in
the bag and hid it in their attic.
The next day,
two police officers were canvassing
the neighborhood looking for the
money, and knocked on their door.
Pardon me, did either
of you find a
bag that fell out of an armored car
yesterday? Sally said, No. Andy
said, She's lying. She hid it up in
the attic. Sally said, Don't believe
him, he's getting senile!
The agents turned to Andy and began
to question him. One said: Tell us
the story from the beginning. Andy
said, Well, when Sally and I were
walking home from school yesterday
....The first police officer turned
to his partner and said, We're outta
A Jewish father was troubled
by the way his son turned out, and went to see his
Rabbi about it. "I brought him up in the faith, gave
him a very expensive bar mitzvah. Then he tells me
last week he has decided to be a Christian! Rabbi,
where did I go wrong?"
"Funny you should come to me," said the Rabbi. "Like
you I, too, brought my boy up in the faith, then one
day he, too, tells me he has decided to become a
"What did you do?" asked the father.
"I turned to God for the answer," replied the Rabbi.
"And what did he say?" pressed the father.
"God said, 'Funny you should come to me ....' "
Two Signs on our
Two Signs at Ground
Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home
health agency, was out making her rounds visiting
homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck
would have it, a gas station was just a block away.
She walked to the station to borrow a gas can
and buy some gas. The attendant told her that
the only gas can he owned had been loaned out,
but she could wait until it was returned. Since
Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient,
she decided not to wait and walked back to her
looked for something in her car that she could
fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was
taking to the patient. Always resourceful,
Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the
station, filled it with gasoline, and carried
the full bedpan back to her car.
As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two
Baptists watched from across the street. One of
them turned to the other and said,
'If it starts, I'm turning
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