you will hear the same old lies.
What bothers me is not the lies, but the simple fact
that these lies get debunked repeatedly yet they
continue and the liars have no shame whatsoever. There
are even more lies in the TV commercial promoting this
site. Take a look at them.
even exists is simple: to make money.
exist? They cannot repeal the bill. They don’t have the
votes in the senate and the president will never sign
If you don't know the story of GE, then let me tell
it to you.
General Electric (the company that made the power
plants in Japan) made 14.2 billion dollars in profit
last year but paid ZERO in taxes. They get away with
this by hiring thousands of accountants and attorneys to
create a tax form that is 24,000 pages long. Too long
for anyone to every read let alone debunk. They've paid
lobbyists to build tax loopholes specifically for them.
And now they are slashing health care benefits and
retirement benefits to new employees among non-union
workers and is expected to push unions to accept similar
cutbacks, while its CEO, Jeff Immelt, gets a 100% pay
To top this off, Immelt now sits as chair of the
President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (Jobs
Council), representing corporate America to the
President on matters like job creation and corporate
The wealthy get away with this because of their
supporters in the middle class who believe that the
wealthy create jobs. This argument is a fallacy based
upon a false premise and I will be glad to debunk it in
our Tidbits section for you.
In a previous newsletter we told
Ecklonia cava extract (ECE) and how an even better,
more effective version, Ecklonia
would be available soon.
Ecklonia stolonifera proved it to be a bomb. It wasn’t
as effective as the original Ecklonia cava.
on Ecklonia bicyclis is underway and you
are the first to even hear about it.
Allow me to
recapitulate Ecklonia cava’s salient properties: ECE
comes from a specific brown algae off the coasts of
Japan and Korea, contains polyphenols with a unique
structure not found in land based plants, and are quite
possibly the most powerful antioxidants found in nature.
The structure of polyphenols are rings: there are two
polyphenol rings in resveratrol, four in green tea,
eight in ECE, making it a superior free radical
scavenger. Additionally, ECE is 40% fat-soluble;
antioxidants in water soluble plant matter have a
half-life of 30 minutes, ECE’s polyphenols have a
half-life of 12 hours. ECE can cross the blood-brain
ECE affects the
body’s entire system, its benefits are widespread, and
more information can be found in the original article:
There are many
knockoff products on the market. Seanol® is one. Seanol,
consist of 13% polyphenol derived from Ecklonia Cava and
87% Dextrin. It is not a full spectrum product. Ecklonia
Cava consists of Eckol, Dieckol. Alginates, Fucoidan,
Polyphenols (Plorotannins) and Manitol.
Seanol® is made using an alcohol extraction
process that destroys everything except the polyphenol
within the raw material. ECE is made using a cold water
extraction process which preserves all the natural
occurring components within the raw material and our
product is 98.8% pure.
Now for the
news on Ecklonia Bicyclis.
making and marketing ECE has been conducting tests over
the past year and all they can tell us is that the
results have been staggering. When they tested the ORAC
(Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity — the scale used to
rank something’s antioxidant value) Ecklonia Bicyclis
was off the scale. They need to find a laboratory
capable of measuring its ORAC.
stated above, ECE affects the body’s entire system,
whereas EBE seems to target its actions. If the heart
needs it, EBE heads for the heart; arteries, brain,
capillaries, etc., wherever it’s needed. The researchers
have never seen anything like this before.
They tell me
that within a year they will be coming out with a new
products using EBE. It will be a bit more expensive than
their ECE line of products, but they expect the public
will really take a shine to this one. ECE, EBE, and
resveratrol are all being touted for their anti-aging
properties. As the number of babyboomers head into
retirement, expect anti-aging medicine to flourish.
When EBE is
available, the American distributor will be
Simply the Best.
All living things give off
radiation, and though we have said that there is no safe
limit of radiation, what you get from a banana is not
going to hurt you.
However, as pointed out here in
this newsletter, even a little radiation from the new
x-rays can damage our DNA.
Japan will not be the last country
to be hit by a nuclear disaster.
The true axis of evil on this
politicians who kowtow to that greed,
arrogantly ignorant public.
The first two have gotten together
to build nuclear power plants, and the third is the
reason we the people can’t stop them.
There will be more nuclear
disasters as long as there is nuclear waste on the
planet and sadly, because of Fukushima,
traces of radioactivity have already been measured in
the rainwater from California and Massachusetts.
The truth is, the rainwater of
California has been tested at UC
and the amount of radiation turned
out to be 181 times the limit for drinking water.
As I write these words, 400,000
gallons of radioactive water are draining into the ocean
So…what can you do?
People are clamoring to purchase
iodide. This isn’t very smart. Firstly, it’s
recommended by our government (those same people who
recommended nuclear power) and secondly there are side
effects to long term usage (or incorrect dosing).
Unless you live near the fallout,
the dangers of taking potassium
outweigh the benefits; you can damage the thyroid and
even induce hypothyroidism.
The CDC tells
us that taking high doses of potassium iodide can
produce the following side effects:
reactions (possibly severe)
inflammation of salivary glands
of minerals and electrolytes
Most importantly, you should know
that taking potassium iodide does not detoxicate
radiation or repair your DNA as it ONLY decreases your
exposure to radioactive iodine.
Simply the Best tells me that
they’ve had a run on Magnascent and the makers too have
had a run and they are currently trying to get more out
as soon as possible.
We are, on the average, suffering
from iodine deficiency. We’ve talked about this at our
site and we point you to
Breast Cancer Choices where you can get Iodoral.
But getting enough iodine is also
NOT the solution to radiation poisoning, so let us find
out what we can do by what has been done
After WWII, the Japanese detoxed
the heavy metals and radiation poisoning by eating
seaweed soup. After Chernobyl the Russians also ate
seaweed, brown seaweed. The best known is Modifilan or
its more common name
Laminaria or an even more common name: Kelp.
Keeping your immune system healthy
is also advantageous.
There you have it. It’s as simple
Highly advertised is Modifilan
brown seaweed extract. However, research on
workers who went in to clean up after Chernobyl showed
that just two tablespoons of the seaweed (not
the extract) per day produced really great results─much
better than expected. Not only were heavy metals removed
from the bodies of the workers, their thyroids were
rehabilitated and energy levels were reported by the
workers to have increased. Those over forty reported
even more and powerful healing experiences.
So, you don’t need the extract if
you can eat the real food, at least two tablespoons
daily. And who can’t eat that? You just put it into a
bowl of soup.
You can find Kelp at Amazon:
After Chernobyl was when Del-Immune
V® was created and tested. Keeping the immune system
strong during a period of radiation is enormously
important. You can find more information on Del-Immune
Del-Immune; and you can purchase it here:
Simply the Best.
And, finally, as said above, ECE is
a brown seaweed that contains Alginates which detox
heavy metals. Radiation poisoning is heavy metal
poisoning. You must detox the heavy metals.
The dosage is two capsules (Algoran FS)
per day. You can read about ECE at this site (Ecklonia
Cava─This Will Save Your Life), and purchase it also
Simply the Best.
Two other things to help detox heavy metals are Chlorella and
Spirulina. The best values on both of these can be found
Power Corrupts; Nuclear Power
What They're Covering Up at Fukushima
Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste Management in
Wisconsin (an eye opening look at what's going on in
just one state)
Nuclear Overseers Are "Fake" Agencies Funded and
Controlled by the Nuclear Power Industry
You can download a densely informative book on how to
detoxify radiation and radioactivity from your body at:
www.radiationdetox.com. The book is thick and
How the FDA Turned a $10 Treatment into a
$30,000-Per-Pregnancy Pharmaceutical Money-Maker
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ANH-USA On March 22, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
a new FDA drug-and-money scandal has doctors, US
senators, and even the March of Dimes in an uproar,
you know it’s bad.
A new Action Alert! 
A drug which the FDA approved more than half a
century ago—which doctors have been prescribing for
their patients with high-risk pregnancies through
compounding pharmacies with great success—was
designated by the FDA an “orphan drug.” Now KV
Pharmaceutical has been given the exclusive right of
production and sale (not to mention drug trial tax
breaks!). They immediately raised the price from $10
per dose to $1,500—simply because they could.
The drug is a synthetic form of progesterone given
as a weekly injection. It has been made cheaply for
years and produced in compounding pharmacies. The
price hike means that the total cost during a
could be as much as $30,000 .
Doctors say the $30,000 price tag will almost
certainly deter low-income women from getting the
drug, leading to more premature births. Dr. Roger
Snow, deputy medical director for Massachusetts’
was quoted as saying , “That’s a
huge increase for something that can’t be costing
them that much to make. For crying out loud, this is
about making money!” And Dr. Arnold Cohen, an
obstetrician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in
Philadelphia, observed, “I’ve never seen anything as
outrageous as this.”
Besides the grave jeopardy placed on the mothers and
their infants, this will create a huge financial
burden for the health insurance companies, private
citizens, and government programs that have to pay
for it. In the long run, because of birth
complications, the babies will need to be
hospitalized for perhaps months—and, for low-income
mothers, all at the expense of taxpayers. On top of
that, lung issues at birth can have lifelong
repercussions on the individual’s health with an
increased propensity toward asthma, bronchitis, and
pneumonia, among other early birth issues.
The March of Dimes—a nonprofit organization
dedicated to preventing birth defects—received
funding from KV Pharmaceutical and supported the
company’s New Drug Application. Now the organization
has started backtracking in the face of all the
public outrage. They just
sent a letter to KV  “expressing
our serious concern about the price of Makena.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has
sent a letter  to KV
Pharmaceutical asking the company to “immediately
reconsider” its pricing. “I am deeply concerned that
your company appears to be taking advantage of FDA
approval at the expense of women, children and
federal and state budgets,” Brown wrote. “By
ratcheting up prices, fewer women will be able to
afford the drug, increasing rates of preterm birth
nationwide. This isn’t in the interest of children,
new mothers, or taxpayers.” Sen. Brown, along with
Sen. Klobuchar, followed this
with a letter to the FTC commission 
to investigate potential anticompetitive conduct by
KV Pharmaceutical from the increase in price.
Not surprisingly, the backlash over the
unconscionable price hike has been significant—so
much that KV hired the public relations firm Golin
Harris to handle the mess.
Compounding Pharmacies to the Rescue
The FDA originally approved 17-hydroxyprogesterone
caproate (17OHPC, or 17P for short) under the trade
name Delalutin in 1956 to halt impending
miscarriages. It was deemed safe but the
manufacturer took it off the market in 2000 because
it was eventually shown to be ineffective in
When the drug was no longer available,
compounding pharmacies  were able
to compound 17P’s ingredients and sell the product
to patients whose physicians had prescribed it.
Pharmacists can legally compound FDA-approved
products when a drug is not commercially available
(as was the case when the manufacturer pulled it
from the market), or when a prescriber determines
that the compounded preparation is more clinically
appropriate for an individual patient (as when
someone is allergic to one particular element in the
preparation but another can easily be substituted).
After large controlled trials in the mid-2000s
showed that 17P could prevent premature births, the
compound was given “orphan drug” status by the FDA.
An orphan drug is a pharmaceutical agent that has
been developed specifically to treat a relatively
rare medical condition, and the designation gives
the manufacturer clinical trial tax incentives. It
also gives the manufacturer the exclusive right for
seven years to manufacture and sell the drug. Of
course in this case, premature birth is not a rare
condition at all.
As soon as FDA gave the drug (now trademarked as
Makena) orphan drug status, its manufacturer, KV
Pharmaceutical, sent a
cease-and-desist letter  to
compounding pharmacists, stating that “FDA…views
compounded drugs to be ‘new drugs’ within the
meaning of 21 U.S.C 312(p) and as such they may not
be introduced into interstate commerce without FDA
The Orphan Drug Act is meant to encourage
pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for
diseases that have a small market, and it has
resulted in medical breakthroughs that may not have
otherwise been achieved due to the economics of drug
research and development. But this is a drug which
was already developed, already approved, already in
use, and has been costing $10 per treatment for many
years. To raise the price to $1,500 per injection
just because they can is unconscionable.
This is just another attempt by Big Pharma to
monopolize substances. You may recall our campaign
to keep pharmaceutical companies’ hands off
bioidentical estriol  and
bioavailable B6 .
Please take action on this issue!
Ask the FDA to allow compounding pharmacies to
continue making a compounded version of 17P. Even if
KV Pharmaceutical now has exclusive right to sell
the original formulation that was developed in 1954,
compounding pharmacies should be allowed—since it is
their legal right to do so—to make and sell
compounded formulations that are similar but more
clinically appropriate for an individual patient.
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Frivolous Lawsuits in Medical Malpractice
Another solution looking for a problem.
Less than 4% of medical costs come about through
medical malpractice lawsuits. Of those, less than 5% are
frivolous, and they go nowhere, most being tossed out of
court early on.
This is a solution looking for a problem. Why? Why
did our president tell us that we needed to reform our
Well, for one thing, President Obama took a lot of
money from the insurance industry; just one more reason
we never saw Single Payer.
The one thing that never comes up while discussing
the cost of medical malpractice lawsuits is this: Why
don’t we focus on physicians making fewer medical
This is the heart of the problem. Were there fewer
mistakes, there would be fewer lawsuits.
Most importantly, there would be fewer deaths and a
lot less suffering.
- 18% of patients are harmed by medical care
- Over 63% of those injuries could have been
- Over 40,000 incidents occur daily.
- One in seven patients on Medicare who are
hospitalized will be harmed by medicine.
- Researchers in one study felt that 44% of
adverse and temporary harm events were probably
- The cost of these medical mistakes was estimated
at $324,000.00 in October alone (2010).
These are just a handful of stats reported concerning
medical mistakes. We’ve not even touched on harm due to
drugs, prescribed drugs or over the counter drugs.
100 people die from medicine
every 22 minutes.
The problems with medicine can be addressed, but not
by punishing the victim. If a physician removes the
wrong leg or wrong eye on you or one of your family, you
should have the right to sue your physician into the
ground. These are preventable.
Let’s focus on prevention. Do not punish the victim.
If you support medical malpractice reform, you’re part
of the problem.
Stand up for patient rights!
The Corporate Court Does it Again
SCOTUS Deals Consumers Another Blow
In our previous newsletter, we told you about AGS,
the cancer cure that comes from ginseng.
Well, I’ve not had time to put it into our alt cancer
cure section so far, but I’ve researched it a bit
I’ve discovered the inventor. His name is Dr. Paul
Ling Tai and his web site is:
His form of AGS is called Force C, and is a bit
cheaper there. He’s also created a version that comes
with Taxol and a few other immune system herbs. It’s
called Herbal C.
Another product called Immune C is a sublingual
Many of his products are for cancer patients, though
he can only hint at this at his site because of FDA
At the AGS site they tell you to take 12 capsules per
day. At Dr Tai’s site, he tells you to take 8 capsules a
day. They have to be taken on an empty stomach, at least
half an hour before eating. It is also recommended to
take these with warm water.
The AGS site wants you to take four capsules, an hour
apart, three times. Dr Tai doesn’t say this at his site;
apparently he feels you can take all eight capsules
I have heard back from one reader that the AGS cured
his dog’s cancer right away.
Years ago we wrote an article called
Cancer Loves Sugar
that went viral on the web. There must be 70 sites that
have reprinted it.
However, recent studies are showing that cancer loves
Fructose even more.
Researchers found that cancer cells use glucose and
fructose in different ways. We’ve known for years that
cancer metabolized by fermentation. Fermentation
requires glucose, or sugar. But now we’ve discovered
that cancer cells use fructose for proliferation.
The recent studies help explain the link between
fructose intake and the rise of one of the most deadly
cancers: pancreatic cancer.
While the soda-pop industry argues that sugar is
sugar, science continually demonstrates that this is
pure bunk. That high fructose corn syrup is damaging our
health; hence the movement to tax soda-pop.
A study reported last March from
Duke University Medical Center found that daily
consumption of fructose, the main kind of sugar added to
soft drinks and sweetened juice drinks, increases liver
fibrosis, which leads to scarring and progressive loss
of liver function. The increased consumption of
fructose, as well as the increase in fibrosis, are both
alarming new trends.
The industry will tell you that the government is
trying to limit your choices, when in reality, the
government wants us to drink less toxic beverages, while
covering the medical costs of those who don’t care what
they put in their bodies—especially when you consider
that consumption of high fructose corn syrup jumped
1000% between 1970 and 1990.
Take Action Against Toxic Strawberry Pesticide!
Here's what we know about the health problems
caused by methyl iodide, a
new pesticide used mostly to grow strawberries:
* Its ability to cause genetic damage is
* It causes miscarriages at strikingly low
* In exposed people, it has caused long term
damage to the nervous system.
* There is a high likelihood that it can
damage children’s developing brains.
* Use of methyl iodide in California will
expose large numbers of people who work on farms
or live near them.
Here's what else we know about methyl iodide:
Farmers don't need it. Growing strawberries is
the major use of methyl iodide, but organic
strawberries taste great, don't use methyl iodide,
make just as much money for farmers.
Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to stop the
use of this toxic pesticide. Just a few mouse clicks
is all it takes.
Senator Frank Lautenberg Introduces “Safe Chemicals
Act of 2011"!
“The average American has more than 200 industrial
chemicals in their body, including dozens linked to
cancer and other health problems. The shocking truth is
that the current law does not require tests to ensure
chemicals used in everyday household products are safe.”
--Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
Today, Senator Lautenberg introduced the “Safe
Chemicals Act of 2011", which seeks to require – for the
first time – that chemical manufacturers demonstrate the
safety of industrial chemicals used in everyday
Read more (and watch the
Oakland: Cracking Down on Farming?
According to police statistics, Oakland has the
highest crime rate and slowest police response time of
any major California city. In fact, the rate of violent
crime in Oakland is more than twice the average rate of
the top ten other California cities.
So naturally, Oakland has chosen to crack down on
crime, starting with, yes, those dangerous urban
farmers. In its wisdom, Oakland has in its sights not
just any farmer, but Novella Carpenter, an urban farmer
who’s brought national attention to the good side of
life in our fair city (the kind of positive national
attention that’s a rare commodity around here).
Safe, Early Breast Cancer Detection Method
An Italian high tech company has produced a glove,
called the Donna Glove, that enables every woman to
perform a self-exam, discovering lumps the size of a
grain of salt. The glove “locks and enlarges”, reduces
friction, and increases sensitivity about 50 times
higher than that of a bare hand. Clinical trials
conducted at the University Tor Vergata in Rome proved
the glove to be 100% effective, compared to the control
group who detected lumps at less than 50% with manual
palpation. The Donna Glove is available, right now, only
Low-Dose X-Rays Not As Safe As Previously Thought
It seems there’s no such thing as a “safe” x-ray.
Researchers at McGill University Health Center in
Montreal tracked nearly 83,000 heart patients who had
undergone at least one scan after a heart attack and
found that 15% of them went on to develop cancer; 2/3 of
the cancers were in the area of the scans (chest,
Previously, physicians just assumed that CT scans,
low dose x-rays, angiograms, and routine screenings were
safe because of low levels of radiation. (Source:
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2011; doi:
Do Airport X-Ray Scanners Increase Cancer Risk
As stated above, that even low dose radiation
increases your risk of cancer, the answer is, “Yes.”
We are told not to worry; that the amount of
radiation is the same as you would get flying at
commercial airline altitudes, but the problem is, that
radiation increases your chances of cancer too.
Yes, the risk is slight, but each flight your odds
increase. (Source: Radiology, 2011; 259: 6-10).
How Not to Screen for Prostate Cancer
The elderly are being screened yearly for prostate
cancer, while those in their fifties are screened every
two years or less. A cohort study out of the University
of Chicago determined that prostate cancer in the
elderly is not deadly; that they will die with
the disease, not because of it. Additionally, a
prostate cancer diagnosis could trigger (unnecessary)
aggressive treatments that destroy the patient’s quality
of life. (Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011;
French Paradox Studied Further
The French Paradox has been studied since it was
first highlighted in the TV program 60 Minutes.
This time they’ve discovered that one of the chemicals
in red wine helps us lose weight. Which chemical? The
same one that helps fight heart disease and cancer, and
helps to reverse aging: Resveratrol.
We’ve talked about Resveratrol heavily in the past,
but this is new one. Apparently Resveratrol helps reduce
the accumulation of triglycerides; combine this with a
low cal diet and exercise program, and you’ve got
yourself a winner. (Source: Basque Research, from the
University of the Basque Country).
The King of Nuts
Researchers testing a variety of nuts have determined
that the king of the bunch was the walnut. Nuts are one
of the healthiest snacks in the world; each nut has
nutrients that we need, but the walnut seems to have won
the top honors. Walnuts contain twice the antioxidant
power of any other nut tested; two to fifteen times more
potent than vitamin E. Nutritionists recommend eating
walnuts daily (after meals or as snacks) for
cardiovascular health and to prevent type II diabetes.
(Source: 241ST National Meeting of the American Chemical
Society, March 27, 2011).
Avandia: Still Crazy after All These Warnings
In our last newsletter we told you how Avandia is
killing people and pointed out that drugs were NOT the
solution to type two diabetes, but diet and exercise
Well, Avandia is still on the market in the US and
Canada and is still being prescribed even though it’s
been outlawed in Europe.
The British Medical Journal (2011; 342: d1309)
pointed out that 3.8 million Americans take the drug and
that 47,500 of them will die or suffer a crippling heart
attack as a direct result of the drug.
So far, there have been 1250 heart attacks, heart
failures, or deaths for every 100,000 who take it. If
you like Congestive Heart Failure, you’ll love Avandia.
Placebos to the Rescue
Though not exactly placebos, homeopathic remedies and
supplements have been prescribed by German doctors to
the point that business is booming in the “placebo”
field. It should be noted that past studies invalidating
chelation therapy used supplements as placebos and it
was later learned that those particular supplements had
“chelation” activity. Thus the idea of calling
supplements and homeopathic remedies “placebos” is not
entirely honest. However, since they are safer than drug
therapies, it seems that 53% of doctors in Germany are
regularly prescribing them.
While on this same subject, I would like to quote my
favorite comedian: "I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give
them up, but it wouldn't make any difference." ~ Steven
Which Medical Tests Are BEST At Discovering
Answer: A trained Dog. (Though I’d like to think of
it as a PET scan.)
In two separate studies published in two separate
sources: Gut, January 31, 2011; doi:
10.1136/gut.2010.218305 – bowel cancer; European
Urology, 2011; 59: 197 – prostate cancer, it was shown
that dogs can accurately sniff out early signs of bowel
and prostate cancers with an accuracy rate upwards of
95% which is far greater than any medical screening.
For a great story on cancer sniffing dogs, go here:
Earn More Cred For Sniffing Out Cancer
Problems with Parkinson’s Drugs
The Mayo Clinic is reporting that approximately 22%
of Parkinson’s patients exhibit compulsive behaviors
using dopamine agonist drugs. They also found that the
behaviors are dosage related; the higher the dosage the
more likely the new behaviors. Behaviors retuned to
normal within a month of stopping the treatment. The
drugs used are Miraprex and Requip. (Source:
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 2011; doi:
Double Blind Drug Studies Are Bullsh*t!
The number of people who suffer from side effects of
prescription drugs is ridiculous. The number one segment
of the population getting most of our drugs are those
over 65. Now get this. People over 65 are not included
in the drug testing. Drugs are tested on the young.
Researchers at the U of Michigan discovered that just
one in five studies includes the elderly, but the
studies rarely look at the impact of the drug on the
quality of the patient’s life. (Source: Journal of
General Internal Medicine, February 3, 2011; doi:
Post Script: I interviewed a woman whose mother lived
in a care home. One day a new doctor showed up and the
first thing he did was to cut all non-life-sustaining
drugs from the patients. Within just a few days, the
residents were smiling, moving about, paying attention,
playing card games, etc. They went from lethargic,
drooling, spoon fed zombies to real human beings simply
by taking away their drug cocktails. Go figger, eh?
Mom Was Right (and still is)
“Eat your vegetables!” Every household hears these
14,000 children were tracked for five years and there
was discovered a direct correlation between eating
habits and IQ scores. It was also theorized that the
benefits are even greater when the child starts eating
veggies early on (in the first three years).
File this one under: Duh! (Source: Journal of
Epidemiology & Community Health, 2011; doi:
Tai Chi Better Than Drugs
Apparently the older you get the more likely you are
to suffer from depression. Researchers at UCLA studied a
group of 112 adults aged 60 or older. First they were
put on antidepressant drugs and 73% reported only slight
improvement. Next they were put on a regimen of 2 hours
of tai chi per week for ten weeks and this time 94% said
the depression was much improved with 65% of them
reporting it completely gone.
Llamas & Camels to the Rescue
A deadly germ that infects 2% of all hospital
patients and has killed hundreds of thousands around the
world might have met its match. Researchers from the U
of Calgary in Canada were able to neutralize the toxins
produced by the C.Difficile bacterium. The Journal of
Biological Chemistry (2011; 286: 8961) claims we’re
pretty darn close to a remedy for this scourge.
Nature vs. Nurture
Once again the postulate espoused by the Linus
Pauling Institute that diet and lifestyle override
genetic disposition has been substantiated by
researchers at the University of Gothenburg. They’ve
been tracking 855 men born in the year 1913 since 1963,
and 13% were still alive at age 90; and they concluded
that their longevity had everything to do with their
diet and lifestyle and nothing to do with their genes.
(Source: Journal of Internal Medicine, 2010; doi:
Emotional Pain = Physical Pain
A study out of the University of Michigan showed that
the brain registered the same for both physical and
emotional pain. Subjects were “hooked up” to a brain
scan device and poked with a hot probe (not hot enough
to cause injury or serious pain); next (while still
hooked up) they were shown pictures of an ex and asked
to think about that person. It was discovered that the
same part of the brain registered the same for both
Now here is the screwy part. When we find something
from three different sources, we assume it to be common
knowledge and we don’t reference it. We feel that if you
Google a few key words, you’ll find more on it on your
own. Well, one of the sites we found carrying this story
(GET THIS!) recommended Tylenol for a break-up. Has it
come to this? Really?
Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s With Fish Oils
Professor Daniel Michaelson of Tel Aviv University
has identified the APOE4 gene as a major cause of
Alzheimer’s disease. They also discovered that omega-3
fish oils seem to counter the negative effects of the
APOE4 gene; with supplementation, the APOE4 is suddenly
harmless. (Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv
University, February 15, 2011).
Young Children Affected by Household Sprays
There was a study
(very poorly structured) involving 725 pregnant
women from upper Manhattan and the South Bronx in
New York City who regularly used insect sprays in
their homes. The sprays contained so-called “safer”
compounds (safer than the stuff we grew up with in
the sixties and seventies). There was no control
group in this study, but rather the children in the
experiment were compared to “normal” children. The
write-up of the study did not disclose exactly how
the researchers eliminated variables, but it was
determined that the experimental children had
delayed mental development by the age of three.
(Source: Pediatrics, 2011; doi:
Zinc and the Common Cold
Zinc has stirred up a controversy in recent years.
Does it really help with colds? Some say yes, some say
no. Researchers at the Cochrane Systematic Review
decided to analyze the studies and see if they could
come up with a conclusion on this one. They took the
data from 15 trials involving 1,360 participants and
found that zinc, in any form (lozenges, supplements,
syrup) did help shorten the common cold if taken within
one day of symptoms appearing. They also concluded that
children who take 15mb of zinc every day catch fewer
colds. (Source: Cochrane Library, February 16,
Happy Birthday Healthcare
The new Health Care bill just turned one. Will
someone please tell all the pundits who screamed that
this was the end of the world, the end of America, or
that Armageddon was approaching that we’re still here,
we’re still alive, and nothing has changed (except more
people have health care and we’re saving billions and
billions of dollars). Oh, and some still want Single
Payer (Medicare 4 All).
Antidepressants Linked to Heart Attacks and Strokes
If you suffer from depression, you won’t have to
suffer all that long if your doctor prescribes for you
SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), because
they cause thickening of the arteries, and speed up the
aging process. This was discovered in a study of 513
middle-aged male twins. Those taking the drugs had
arteries that were approximately four years older than
their twin who did not take the drugs. (Source: Meeting
of the American College of Cardiology, New Orleans,
April 5, 2011).
North Carolina Criminalizes Healing
North Carolina passed SB 31 which reads:http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/...)
Any person who practices medicine or surgery without
being duly licensed and registered... shall be guilty of
a Class I felony. (
Medicine, in this bill, is defined as treating anyone
for any disorder, thus homeopaths, herbalists, hands on
healers, etc, can be tossed in prison for daring to
compete with the medical monopoly.
So, What Do We Do With Dead Vaccines?
Every pandemic scare (and the drug industry loves
them) produces stockpiles of vaccines. In a couple of
years, these vaccines just die and have to be destroyed.
Well, not anymore, It’s been discovered that no matter
what flu the original vaccine was targeted at, all it
has to do is get mixed with a new vaccine and it’s ready
to go into action fighting the newest pandemic. (Source:
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2011; 203: 666).
British Medical Journal Falsely Accuses Doctor of
I’m sure you’re all read about Dr Andrew Wakefield
who we are told faked all his research into the MMR
vaccine and its connection to autism-spectrum disorder.
This was one heck of a smear campaign. It hit the
front pages of American’s news media and parents
everywhere were once again re-assured that their
children were safe; that all the hubbub was due to a
fraudulent physician who made up all his data.
The only problem with this story is that Dr Wakefield
has shown that his paper (that has been attacked as
fraud) was based upon evidence that had been assembled a
year earlier by Prof Walker-Smith at the Royal Free
This last bit of the story has yet to be published
all that much. But…you heard it here.
Mercury Debunker Indicted for Fraud
Dr Paul Thorsen, the man who led the CDC funded
studies that have been used to deny a vaccine
(mercury)/autism link was indicted 4/13/2011 on nine
counts of money laundering and thirteen counts of fraud.
Having already been cited for academic misconduct by
Aarhus University in Denmark, Dr Thorsen is now facing
charges of embezzling a million dollar grant for autism.
The connection between the mercury-based vaccine
preservative, thimerosal, and the current increased
rates in autism were supposedly debunked by Dr Thorsen’s
research while he was being trashed by his
contemporaries as Dr Profit.
Apparently his profits weren’t enough for him, but
the whole ordeal and his questionable work in Denmark
have reinvigorated the movement to remove mercury from
all of medicine:
K. Sykes, President of CoMeD [Coalition
for Mercury-free Drugs],
expects the recent charges against Thorsen to serve
as a turning point in the debate over Thimerosal:
"In addition to the charges against Dr. Thorsen, the
United Nations is drafting a treaty
to reduce mercury exposure, and the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration is
reconsidering the use
of mercury in dental fillings. I'd say its past
time to reevaluate the legality, as well as the
soundness, of injecting a Thimerosal-preserved
vaccine into anyone." [Vaccine-Autism
Researcher Indicted for Fraud]
Broccoli – How to Double the Health Benefits
The best way to eat broccoli is raw. If you eat it
raw, dipped in our Vegie Dip, it’s even better. However,
if you cook your broccoli, researchers at the University
of Illinois discovered that if you add sprouts, you’ll
bring the benefits of the cooked broccoli back up to the
levels of the raw vegie. (Source: Nutrition and Cancer,
2011; 1: doi: 10.1080/01635581.2011. 523495).
Acid Reflux Drugs Increase Risk of Bone Fractures
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning
consumers and health care professionals that long-term
or high-dose use of proton pump inhibitors may increase
the risk of fractures. We’ve warned you for years that
acid reflux drugs and antacids stop digestion. No matter
how you look at these drugs, they do not solve the
problem. We need to digest the food we eat to get the
full nutritional value of that food. We will point you
to our papers on digestion for the answers:
Digestion Part II.
Tennis Elbow Relieved by Training, Not Drugs
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg in
Sweden created a very simple study, pitting two groups
of tennis players with tendonitis in their tennis arms
against each other. One group did exercises, while the
other did drugs. Those who did the home training
programs (simple exercises to build strength in the arm
and elbow) reported a better reduction in pain and
improved (over the drug group) movement that elbow and
hand. (Source: University of Gothenburg, December 20,
One Ten Billion Dollar a Year Medical
Antipsychotic drugs known as “atypical” which include
Abilify (aripoprazole), Risperdal (risperidone), and
Seroquel (quetiapine) have been prescribed for more than
20 years to patients suffering from autism, depression,
and/or dementia. The thing is, researchers at Stanford
University Medical Center tell us that they do
absolutely nothing to help these patients, yet they
cause diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease. Is there
any wonder that these drugs have been the subject of
more lawsuits than any other family of drugs? Payments
to patients and their families who’ve been harmed by
them have reached over $100 million dollars. (Source:
Stanford University Medical Center, January 7, 2011).
PFCs Trigger Early Menopause
Perflurocarbons, found in clothing, furniture,
carpeting, paints, an even food containers, which have
been known to lower immune function and cause heart
problems, are now suspected of triggering early
menopause. Researchers in the West Virginia University
School of Medicine discovered the role of PFCs after
analyzing blood from nearly 26,000 women aged 18 to 65.
(Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,
June 2011; yet to be published).
Meditation Helps Memory Loss
Researchers in Massachusetts discovered that in as
little as eight weeks, people suffering from memory loss
(or stress) were able to change the physical make-up of
their brains just through “mindful meditation.”
From images of their brains, before and after the
study, the researchers saw increased gray-matter density
in the hippocampus (the area of the brain associated
with new learning and memory) as well as in the brain
structures that relate to compassion, introspections,
People in the study practiced “mindfulness” for about
half an hour a day. (Source: Psychiatry Research:
Neuroimaging, 2011; 191: 36).
U.S. Government Calls for the Phase-out of Dental
Our government has finally admitted that phasing out
mercury amalgams will likely “result in positive public
health outcomes,” though it has taken years of pressure
from small groups to get this far, not to mention
continuing negotiations for the world mercury treaty.
The US Government’s official stand is that we phase-out
amalgams and to start that phase down immediately, while
speaking up for children and the unborn, and standing up
for the human rights of every parent and patient to make
educated decisions. The only bump in the road right now
are the “pro-mercury” factions; The American Dental
Association and the World Dental Federation.
I’m Glad I Had My Orange Juice — Not!
Many of you have seen this TV commercial: A mother
has a meeting at the breakfast table. Her daughter will
argue with her, the cable repairperson will make her
late, the elevator will be out of order, and she'll get
a call from her son's school principal, but she'll be
fine because she's got her Florida orange juice. Well, I
hate to burst her bubble, but recent research out of
Harvard Medical School that followed 71,000 nurses for
18 years showed that those who had orange juice (one
glass) for breakfast increased their chances of type 2
diabetes by 18% (24% for those who drank 3 glasses). It
is theorized that the free sugar in orange juices (all
commercial juices, for that matter) without fiber will
spike blood sugar. Additionally, a smaller study that
went under the radar discovered that those who drank
their orange juice with a fiber-filled lunch had no risk
of diabetes. It seems that mothers and grandmothers
around the world have always been right in admonishing
the children at the dinner table that they get no desert
until they finish their vegetables. The fiber in the
veggies will keep the sugar in the desert from spiking
their blood sugar levels.
Tart Cherry Juice in the News Again—This Time for
A few years back, research was published touting the
anti-arthritis benefits of tart cherry juice. The people
in those same studies also reported that they were
sleeping better. So, further studies at the University
of Rochester Medical Center’s sleep research lab have
now confirmed that drinking tart cherry juice brought
significant improvement in sleep continuity.
Fifteen men and women in good health but reporting
sleep difficulties (moderate-to-severe insomnia,
especially wakefulness in the night) were separated into
two groups. One group was given a placebo while the
other group drank a glass of tart cherry juice in the
morning and prior to bed time. The experimental group
just got better sleep than studies using valerian, and
about the same as in studies using melatonin.
Health Freedom Alert
HERBAL REMEDIES TO DISAPPEAR FROM EU SHELVES
In May, new European legislation comes into force.
Many herbal remedies and all Ayurvedic and Chinese
Medicine traditional herbal remedies will be banned. As
of May 1st, remedies such as Hawthorn Berry for
cardiovascular health, meadowsweet for arthritis, and
red clover for PMS will be removed from shelves. Just 79
herbal remedies (such as Echinacea) will still be
The law, passed months ago as part of the sweep
across European countries by CODEX, requires
manufacturers to license their products, a process that
can cost well over $200,000.00. So far, only 26
companies have licensed “approved” herbal products.
The Alliance of Natural Health is mounting a
challenge to the law, but they’ve not been able to raise
the £100,000 needed.
Berries and Apples Protect Against Parkinson’s
Harvard School of Public Health researchers
discovered after analyzing the lifestyles of nearly
50,000 men and just over 80,000 women that those who ate
berries (and men who ate apples and oranges) were “far”
less likely to develop Parkinson’s than those who
avoided fruit. Those who ate the most fruit were 40%
less likely to develop the disease.
One of the secret ingredients turns out to be
anthocyanins which were “neuro-protective” in both men
and woman. Because of these effects, researchers
postulated that fruit might also be protective against
Alzheimer’s and MS.
Diet Soda Associated with Strokes and Heart Attacks
Though we’ve railed against this crap for years, a
new study (revealed by the American Stroke Association
conference that took place in February this year) of
around 2,500 adults living in New York that showed
conclusively that drinking soda sweetened with
aspartame® dramatically increased risk of heart attacks
and strokes. After taking into consideration all other
factors such as obesity, lethargy, smoking, and lack of
exercise, the one risk factor that stood out was the
diet soda. What used to be a weekly treat in the lives
of 50’s and 60’s American families has become a staple
in the diets of families today, however with one huge
difference: the “diet” label. Consumers think this label
means healthy, when nutritionists have been telling us
for some time that so-called diet sodas cause weight
gain. Since that news has yet to reach those consumers
sucking diet sodas down daily, this new development is
slated to reach them long after they’ve croaked.
Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Fractures
WTF? Menopausal women often experience bone loss so
drug companies came up with bisphosphonate (Fosamax,
Boniva) to strengthen bones and decrease the risk of
fractures. Researchers have discovered that women who
take bisphosphonate for five years or longer increase
the risk of “atypical fracture” by 2.7 times compared
to those who take the drug occasionally or for less than
100 days. The study, published in JAMA [2011;
305: 783-9], did not compare the rates of fractures in
those using the drug to those not using the drug, though
they are now recommending that doctors consider giving
their bisphosphonate patients an occasional break from
Those of us who have followed Sally Field’s career
from a flying nun to an Academy Award winner to Boniva
spokesperson are not looking forward to her testimony
before congress when she will say: “You’ve hurt me.
You’ve really hurt me.”
Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Strokes and Heart Attacks
WTF WTF? The Wake Forest University School of
Medicine tracked the health records of 13,000 patients
who were on bisphosphonate compared to 13,000 people who
had been giving placebos and discovered that those on
the drug had in increased risk for strokes and heart
(“You’ve killed me. You’ve really killed me.”)
The Healthiest Fruit — Chocolate?
A short comparison study published in Chemistry
Central Journal [2011; 5: 5] claims that chocolate
first is a fruit (because it comes from a seed and is
described by “someone” as a super fruit) and that it’s
one of the healthiest fruits due to the high level of
antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavonoids.
Coincidentally, the research was funded by Hershey’s,
that Great American Chocolate Company (that packed up
and moved to Mexico closing down 75,000 jobs in America).
PLEASE, choose Fair Trade Chocolate. It is not
made or packaged in sweatshops, and children are not
sold into slavery to work the chocolate plantations,
while suffering from starvation and harsh punishment.
Fair Trade Chocolate pays a living wage to everyone from
the plantation on up to the factory workers to the truck
drivers and sales people.
Latest Epidemic — Death By Prescription Drug
Just unintentional overdose was responsible for the
deaths of 27, 500 Americans last year, nearly five times
the number of soldiers who have died in Iraq and
Afghanistan. The CDC tells us that in 20 states,
unintentional overdose is one of the leading causes of
death. Additionally, opioids (pain killers) have been
responsible for a doubling of hospitalizations between
2004 and 2008. Total deaths from prescription drugs is
estimated around 200,000 per year. Annually 30,000
people are hospitalized due to over the counter drugs,
mostly NSAIDS. Researchers at the CDC say that doctors
are partly responsible for these deaths, since they are
often prescribing multiple drugs at the same time and
they have no idea what the combination will do.
In the old days we called this practice quackery.
(Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2011; doi:
Japanese Exports Contaminated By Radiation
Russian custom officials found 49 contaminated
automobiles among a consignment of 300 newly
manufactured vehicles. Experts now assume that other
Japanese goods such as cameras, camcorders, and TVs
could also be contaminated.
Active Social Life Keeps Elderly Sharp
For years we’ve been told use it or lose it (your
brain). Studies show that as we age, the more we use our
brains, the better they still function. Well, now add
social interaction to the list of things that keep us
sharp, whether going to parties, to church, or just
visiting friends. Researchers at the Rush University
Medical Center discovered that in a study of over a
thousand adults with an average age of 80, that those
who had an active social live had just a quarter the
rate of cognitive decline as their more sedentary,
isolated counterparts. The researchers offered up a
number of reasons for their results, while the rest of
us just give a soft, but resilient: Duh.
40% of People with High Blood Pressure Do Not Have
High Blood Pressure
What? Ok…here’s the
story. You’re waiting in a doctor’s office, reading a
magazine that’s 12 years old (pre 9-11) when you hear a
nurse call out your name. You get up, grab your jacket,
and head toward the voice. She quickly sets you down and
takes your blood pressure. Her eyebrow goes up, she
makes a note into her computer. Your blood pressure is
Now, here’s another
story. You’re still reading that same old magazine when
you hear your name called. You grab your jacket and head
toward the voice. In the initial examination room, the
nurse takes your jacket and hangs it up. She has you lie
down on an examination table (couch?) while she asks you
a few questions. She tells you to just breathe deeply
and let the cares of the world out with each breath. She
gets behind you and massages your shoulders, hooks you
up to the blood pressure machine, massages your
shoulders again and tells you to just breathe deeply,
letting go of all your worries and cares. She then takes
your blood pressure, and this time, it’s normal.
It turns out that 40%
of hypertension (high blood pressure) is “white coat
hypertension;” the slight shock of being in a doctor’s
office, being hustled, and/or being treated like an
object. Sadly, these people are often put on blood
pressure meds which are not only unneeded but are
harmful in the long run. The actual figures uncovered by
the University of Barcelona in Spain were 42% of women
and 34% of men have “white coat hypertension.” The study
of nearly 70,000 hypertensive patients revealed that
when they took their own blood pressure at home, only
63% were actually hypertensive. (Source: Hypertension,
2011; doi: 10.1161/hypertensionaha.110.168948).
Eighty Percent of Heart Attacks Occur in People With
High Cholesterol — THIS IS A LIE
Advertising has been called “legal lying.” I don’t
watch much television (I have TiVo so I record what’s
interesting and then blast through the commercials), but
I was at a friend’s home when I heard the TV exclaim
this: Eighty percent of heart attacks occur in people
with high cholesterol. Because I’ve studied this
subject, I knew it was a lie. How they can get away with
it is that we let them. The FDA comes down hard on
anyone selling a natural substance who makes a claim
that is backed up by solid research, but drug companies
are allowed to lie to us and then take our money. This
Cholesterol Fraud costs American consumers nearly 12
billion dollars a year. Here are the facts:
The medical department at UCLA took a look at
records for a total of 137,000 patients from 541
hospitals in the US had been admitted because of
an acute heart attack. In all of them, their
cholesterol was analyzed within the first 24
hours of hospital admission. To their surprise,
the authors found that their cholesterol was
lower than normal when compared with the
average. To be precise, their mean total
cholesterol was 174 (4.46 mmol/l) and the ‘bad’
LDL cholesterol was also much lower than normal.
[Source: Ignore the Awkward: How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive — Uffe Ravnskov ]
Tell EPA: It's Time to End the Use of Toxic
If you've never heard of the germ-killing
chemical triclosan, you will soon. It's in a
mind-boggling array of every day products:
toothbrushes and toothpaste; toys; soaps; clothing
and footwear; mattresses, brooms, and shower
curtains; and even facial tissue. (For a more
complete list see
page 9 of EPA's analysis)
In fact, it's used in so many products that it
has found its way into most of our bodies. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that
it's in most of us no matter what age, what gender,
and what race we are.
The idea behind triclosan is simple. It kills
germs, making your toothbrush, your soap, or your
kids' toys seem safer and healthier.
But triclosan does more than just kill germs.
Here's a sample of what recent research has shown
It disrupts hormones.
It lowers sperm production
- It's also a problem for streams, rivers, and
the living things in them. For example, after
triclosan soap goes down your drain and through
your local water treatment plant, some of the
chemical remains in the treated water and is
sunlight into dioxins -- a class of
chemicals some consider the most toxic known to
science. Dioxins cause cancer, reproductive and
developmental problems, and a litany of other
serious health woes.
Now for the most important part: triclosan
doesn't make us less germy or more healthy.
In 2007, a high-powered team of scientists from
the University of Michigan, Columbia, and Tufts
reviewed 27 different studies of the effectiveness
of triclosan soaps. They concluded that triclosan
no more effective than plain soap at preventing
infectious illness symptoms and reducing bacterial
levels on the hands." So it turns out that your
grandmother was right: wash your hands with good,
old fashioned soap and water.
Why is triclosan now found in everything from
toothbrushes to mattresses? One answer is that this
toxic chemical has been ruthlessly marketed and
promoted by the powerful chemical industry.
Triclosan now makes a lot of money for the chemical
companies that make it, the companies that make
products containing it, and the stores that sell
Over 80 concerned organizations (including your
favorite, CEH) have petitioned the US Environmental
Protection Agency to end the use of toxic triclosan
as a pesticide. This is an important step that will
help turn the tide against this all-too-common toxic
EPA is now asking for your comments. All it takes
is a few clicks of your mouse to let EPA know what
Please take a moment and share your thoughts
about the ubiquitous use of this unnecessary poison
that has no place in our homes, our products, and
Center for Environmental Health.
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products, you’re not paying attention. We’ve written him
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In one newsletter we took a look at a very high end
product by La Mer which is very expensive, and pointed
out the dangerous and suspected chemicals in it.
Ron’s creams and lotions are miracles. That is a
fact. So…we’ve given him his own page and in the future,
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Super Salad Dressing (Veggie Dip) Update
This is one recipe I’ve received hundreds of letters
over. People tell me how delicious it is; one person
tried to cut corners and instead chopped up all the
cilantro (stems and leaves) and discovered the second
day that the recipe was too bitter to eat and had to
toss it out. Two physicians who work with cancer
patients using nutrition and lifestyle changes have told
me that this recipe is something they want their patents
to eat daily. One could not contain his joy over
discovering this for his patients. He felt there was
nothing better for them.
And that’s why I invented it. Using Johanna Budwig’s
basic recipe, I blended cottage cheese with flax oil,
added a few other things and developed the best,
healthiest dip (and damn tasty too!) for broccoli and
Both broccoli and cauliflower are cruciferous
veggies. They contain many phytochemicals that fight
cancer (indole-3-carbinol) and also detox xenoestrogens
that can lead to cancer in the long run, but in the
short run put fat around your waste and keep you from
losing it no matter how much you diet and exercise.
I’ve finally put this onto its own page, and you’ll
find it here:
Creamy Curried Chicken
I was going to publish
recipe exclusively for my
dieters(those who've purchased our book
Rapid Safe Weight Loss),
but after playing with it for the past five months,
modifying it, making it healthier and tastier all the
time, I realized that everyone needs this recipe. The
spices in it: ginger and curry fight inflammation (which
can lead to cancer and heart disease) and also keep your
blood sugar from spiking (leading to type two diabetes).
The veggies fight cancer. You can add healthy mushrooms
(to boost immune function). And this is TRULY a bachelor
recipe. There is hardly any measuring. You just toss
this together and each time you get something so
delicious, so healthy, you’ll want to serve it weekly.
Oh…and the black rice we recommend has lots of fiber
(keeps blood sugar from spiking) and more antioxidants
(even cooked!) than a bowl of blueberries. And when I
say bachelor recipe, you don’t even have to use chicken
(pork or beef is perfectly fine). Here you go:
plague Louisiana oil spill crews
RACELAND, Louisiana — Jamie Simon worked on a
barge in the oily waters for six months
following the BP spill last year, cooking for
the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and
tidying up after them.
One year later, the 32-year-old said she
still suffers from a range of debilitating
health problems, including racing heartbeat,
vomiting, dizziness, ear infections, swollen
throat, poor sight in one eye and memory loss.
She blames toxic elements in the crude oil
and the dispersants sprayed to dissolve it after
the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded
in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles (80
kilometers) off the coast of Louisiana on April
"I was exposed to those chemicals, which I
questioned, and they told me it was just as safe
as Dawn dishwashing liquid and there was nothing
for me to worry about," she said of the BP
bosses at the job site.
Read the rest of the article.
Meat Supply Tainted with Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
One story not found mainstream media.
National Public Radio, that “public” program that the
far right wanted to defund, reported that one out of
four meat samples were tainted with a drug-resistant
In the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases a small
study was published that found that 47% of our meat and
poultry had evidence of Staphylococcus aureus
Earlier we reported that the CDC had admitted that
overuse of antibiotics in our livestock was the chief
source of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, and
new information coming from Europe is even spookier.
It seems that a gene has been discovered that causes
bacteria to become resistant. It’s called NDM-1 and is
present in drinking, bathing, and cooking water in
Delhi, India. The spookier new is that it’s beginning to
spread outside of India.
So, there you have it. Two causes of resistance to
1. Our overuse: In the US, in 2009, 7,257,254
pounds of antibiotics were consumed by humans;
28,808,023 pounds were consumed by livestock
raised for human consumption.
2. A new gene spreading around the globe.
Obviously we’re in for a rough ride. Factory farming
of our foods has been a growth industry, often
subsidized by our government (welfare for the wealthy).
Our diets have weakened our immune systems.
Cooking will destroy these pathogens, but food
preparation areas must be kept very clean and foods
should not be allowed to come into contact with
suspected meat and poultry.
One more thing you can do to avoid tainted meat is to
shop for pasture-raised beef and free range chickens.
Grass fed beef is just cleaner than beef raised on feed
lots. They have less e-coli and are just plain
When in doubt, buy organic. The odds of contamination
drop to nearly nil when you go organic.
To keep immune systems in tip top shape, we need
Vitamin C Complex (3 – 5 grams daily depending on the
air pollution in your area), D3 (minimum of 1000 IU),
zinc (5mg), a good
beta-3-glucan from mushrooms,
Epicor, and of course, our favorite,
About seven years ago, the NIH funded a $2.25 million
study conducted jointly with Bastyr University (a
Naturopathic Medical School) and the University of
Minnesota (conventional medicine), and the University of
Washington (also conventional). The study was to
research the impact of the Turkey Tail mushrooms on the
immune systems of patients with breast cancer, though
prostate cancer patients were also allowed into the
They got their mushrooms from Fungi Perfecti, LLC;
something I don’t understand since their web site does
not sell Turkey Tail mushrooms (they sell kits to grow
them and supplements made from them, but not the actual
We love mushrooms at this site and have lots of
articles scattered about boasting the immune stimulating
properties of a variety of mushrooms; one of my
favorites being the ABM from the jungles of Central
America, and the Maitake (which seem to be growing
However, this Turkey Tail study seems to have results
pouring out that could easily top past studies on other
In addition to these mushrooms proving to have an
impressive efficacy against cancer (and other diseases),
they discovered that the Turkey Tail mushrooms could
improve or eliminate:
1. Pulmonary diseases
2. Chronic congestion
3. General lack of energy and malaise
4. Infections and irritations of the
5. Urinary tract infections
6. Infections and inflammation of the upper
The dosage is 2 to 3 grams, 3 times a day, either
with or without food (standard extract available at
Fungi Perfecti, LLC
Sunscreen More Harmful Than the Sun
We’ve known this for decades.
We’ve been telling you to avoid sunscreens for years.
The chemicals in them are just not good for your skin,
and anything you put on your skin gets into your blood
within 20 – 30 seconds.
The Environmental Working Group claims this year that
few sunscreens win the “green” rating. The reason?
A surge in exaggerated SPF
claims above 50 and new disclosures about
potentially hazardous ingredients, in particular
recently developed government data linking
vitamin A to accelerated growth of skin tumors
You can go to
to find safe (green) sunscreens, but before that, we’ll
give you some recommendations here.
Years ago I found simple sunscreen recipe made of
ascorbic acid (some refer to this as Vitamin C
incorrectly; vitamins are all complexes) and water. Just
spray all over every hour or so or right after getting
out of the water.
Vitamin C also works internally for sunburn. In a
paper I found on vitamin C called, “Observations On the
Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed
Beyond the Range Of A Vitamin In Human Pathology,” by
Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., F.C.C.P., I learned that we
should take 1000 mg (one gram) every hour to prevent
sunburn. Dr Klenner survived the Spanish Flu of 1918
that took as many lives as WWI by taking megadoses of
Here is another recipe that works better than
commercial brands, and is good for your skin, which
comes from research at John Hopkins.
Sulphoraphane is a phytochemical found in broccoli.
It’s extremely high in broccoli sprouts and is one of
the chemicals found in cruciferous veggies that fight
cancer. Sulphoraphane fights cancer by activating a
cancer fighting enzyme already in your cells.
When applied to our skin, sulphoraphane penetrates
the cells and stimulates the cells natural defense
mechanisms. Keep in mind that you can also protect your
skin by eating broccoli and broccoli sprouts. Many of
the nutrients you can apply to the skin to help protect
the skin also protect you from the inside out.
You won’t find broccoli sprout extract on the market,
but you can make your own.
First you have to either grow or buy broccoli
sprouts. In a large mouth bell jar, fill it ¾ full with
sprouts. Add about half a quart of cheap vodka. Shake
well. Every day for two weeks, shake the jar well,
possibly twice a day.
Strain the liquid though a coffee filter and then add
some DMSO or Hyaluronic acid for penetration. As an
aside, hyaluronic acid also works internally for skin
protection from the sun.
Of course, there’s always my favorite, Coconut Oil.
It’s been used for centuries on the islands where
coconut is found.
However, baking in the sun with a good sunscreen is
never recommended. Yes, the sun is good for us. Yes, it
gives us vitamin D (if you don’t wash it off; it takes
24 hours to be absorbed). But too much of a good thing
is not a good thing.
As we stated above, taking 1 gram of vitamin C every
hour will protect your skin. There are still other
supplements that also protect the skin. I’m sure
everyone knows a sunbather whose skin starts to look
like alligator baggage after years of tanning. This type
of situation can be avoided by taking supplements that
protect our skin.
One supplement is Astaxanthin, a
carotenoid found in a few foods, and in krill.
Krill oil is a natural sunscreen when taken
internally. As noted above, vitamin A in sunscreens is
dangerous. Astaxanthin is one of the carotenoids, an
antioxidant, that does not turn into vitamin A. It has
also been approved by the FDA as a food coloring.
Essential lipids are very skin protective, such as
your omega-3s. Taking Omegasentials daily is a good
idea, as flax oil will protect your skin. So will GLA
(gamma linoleic acid) from borage seed, black currant
seed, or evening primrose is also very good skin
protection. And don’t forget a good vitamin E with mixed
Finally there is GliSODin which is a super powerful
antioxidant (actually an enzyme) that stimulates the
body to produce its own antioxidants, and finally, GliSODin protects our DNA. I’ve been using this with my
exercise program (because at times I over-do it).
You can purchase all of these things separately, or
you might want to check out Dr Alan Sears’ product
No matter which you choose, we all need antioxidants
in our bodies, and vitamin C is the most important of
them all. If the only antioxidant you take is vitamin c,
you’re doing fine, just as long as you take enough. With
our polluted air and water and food supply, 3 to 6 grams
a day is not too much.
Always keep in mind that too much of a good thing is not
a good thing. Wear a hat, loose clothing, and stay out
of the sun when you’ve had enough. There is always
And just in case you do get burned (accidents
happen), Ron Salley has a Sunburn Lotion that no one
should be without. I’ve received testimonials that it
stops the pain in seconds with some reporting that they
didn’t even peal:
Miracle Skin Island Sunburn
Here are links to supplements mentioned. I've tried
to find the best supplements for the value, and I should
tell you that these are all affiliate links (meaning if
you purchase the seller pays us a small percentage). As
always, you're free to support our work (or not) by
using the links (or not).
Tocotrienols & E Complex
FDA wants stenographers? Agency says reporters
can’t interview anyone before its embargo lifts
Last week, the FDA announced
changes to its medical device approval process, aka
510(k) clearance, which has been the source of
complaints from many in the industry. But as the embargo
lifted at 1 p.m. Eastern on January 19, all you saw in
the media were brief stories
like this one. It took a little while before you
could get any
reaction from industry or other players.
Here’s why: On January 19, a few
hours before the embargo lifted, the FDA’s Karen Riley,
of the Office of Public Affairs, wrote the following
(FYI, it was not me at Reuters asking):
Reuters is asking, so I am
clarifying. It goes without saying that the embargo
means YOU CANNOT call around and get comment ahead of
the 1 p.m. embargo. Needless to say, that would
effectively break the embargo.
Actually, it does need some saying,
since this is a new version of a journalistic embargo.
Larry Husten wrote to Riley in response:
Just for future reference I
strongly suggest you rethink this policy. From
everything that I understand, the major purpose and best
rationale for an embargo is to allow reporters to get a
deeper perspective on a complex story. By necessity this
often entails asking other experts in the field. Of
course, these experts need to be apprised of the embargo
and they need to agree to its terms.
I’m guessing you’ve heard similar
points from other reporters…
As Husten notes, one of the main
reasons for embargoes — at least, if you
take journals at face value — is to allow for
better, more informed coverage. Part of how that
coverage happens is that reporters can go interview
sources other than the embargoing institution.
Without that, journalists become
stenographers. If that’s what the FDA — a public agency
— wants, they need to rethink. And if they insist that
this is what they mean by a journalistic embargo, then
I’d suggest reporters stop agreeing to them. There’s
really no benefit to reporters or the public, only to
I’ve tried to reach Riley, and will
update if I hear back.
Written by ivanoransky
January 28, 2011 at 10:50 am;
January 28, 2011 at 10:50 am;
On Taxing Wealth
The most common answer to any question involving why
we need to treat the wealthy so special is: Have you
ever gotten a job from a poor person?
To the average or below average mind, this response
makes a lot of sense. To someone with a grasp of logic,
the response has a fallacious
predicate (a logical fallacy with an unstated major
the response (stance) implies that “only” the wealthy
supply jobs (since the question concerned “the
wealthy),” and secondly, the premise assumes that wealth
creates jobs in the first place.
This premise is easily debunked by facts. First fact:
most jobs in America come from small businesses. The
owners of small businesses are not wealthy. They might
be rich, but they are not wealthy. To understand real
wealth, picture Bill Gates waking up one morning with
Oprah’s money. They’re both rich, but Bill Gates is
Second fact: wealth does not create jobs; demand
creates jobs. This is basic economics. No demand = no
jobs. High demand = many jobs. Giving money to the
wealthy (in the form of tax breaks) creates ZERO demand.
Adam Smith, an economist who lived during our
American Revolution, and the Father of Capitalism,
stated quite clearly that the strength of any economy
resides in its workforce. If the workforce is poor, the
economy is weak; if the workforce has money to spend,
the economy is healthy.
Here is something I’ve posted previously that
illustrates this point quite succinctly:
Economic Activity Generated
High “Bang for the Buck”
Temporarily increase food stamps
general aid to state governments
Lower “Bang for the Buck”
Alternative Minimum Tax patch
dividend and capital gains tax cuts
corporate tax rate
Bush income tax cuts permanent
From testimony by economist, Mark M. Zandi (from
Moody’s Economy dot com) before congress.
This is proof positive that money in the hands of the
work force, the poor, and
the middle class produces more
economic activity, more demand, than tax breaks for the
Ironically, there is a hint of truth in the original
postulation that the wealthy create jobs: Last year they
created 1.4 million of them overseas.
Now here is something I’ve done a bit of research on
that no economist I’ve researched has touched upon: The
Bush administration repeated constantly that when they
first came into office,
they’d inherited a recession. For the longest time I
simply assumed this was BS since most of the time that’s
all we get from Washington, until a friend told me, hey
go “here” and check this out. He sent me a link to a
website run by apolitical economists. It was there that
I saw the facts, the naked facts (devoid of any
political agenda) that a slight recession had started
prior to Bush taking office. However, after extensive
further research, I could not find anyone who could
point to when or how this recession began; I kept
tossing out factor after factor until through deduction
(and reduction) all I had left was the only possible
cause of the recession: billions of dollars had been
removed from circulation.
How had this been accomplished? By cutting back
Clinton has bragged that the Welfare Reform Act in
1996 brought the deepest cuts ever to the welfare
system. As the number welfare recipients shrunk the
amount of money in circulation shrunk. Demand shrunk and
unemployment rose. Thus the Bush administration did
inherit a slight recession.
Demand creates jobs. Tax cuts do not. In fact, prior
to the Welfare Reform Act when Clinton increased taxes
23 million jobs were produced; more than had been
created at any other time in our history. Under
growth was about 4%; under Bush’s tax breaks,
growth was about 2%.
Four is always bigger than two.
In Clinton’s final years as welfare rolls diminished,
demand decreased and unemployment crept upwards.
So, ironically, when we are asked if a poor person
ever gave us a job, the answer is “yes.” Jobs are
created when the poor get money (via welfare, food
But if you tax wealth, they’ll just move their
Funny, but right after Ronald Reagan cut taxes,
businesses began moving overseas.
My favorite story in this vein goes like this:
Haliburton (or KBR) electrocuted 12 soldiers in Iraq.
The 12 were electrocuted while showering; the building
they showered in was built and “wired” by KBR. Was the
wiring faulty? The Army brought in an independent
electrical contractor to review all of KBR’s
installations. He reported that at all the sites he’d
visited, the electrical wiring was not up to code. What
happened to Haliburton? Well, a few months later the
Pentagon gave them an 80 million dollar bonus and right
after that, Haliburton moved its headquarters to the
Businesses will move overseas for cheaper labor no
matter how they are taxed or not taxed. The solution to
lost revenue is to close loopholes and establish a
simple rule: if you make money in America, you pay taxes
in America. Our trade deficit is proof positive that we
need to increase tariffs in this country.
Progressive Taxation of Wealth vs Stagnating Workers’
One of the greatest economic myths in circulation
today is that the government takes money from successful
people and gives it to the poor and lazy.
Of course there’s a reason this myth has become fact
in the minds of so many: the wealthy, the ones truly
benefitting from our tax policies, want the American
public to believe this myth. They repeat it again and
again and again so that it soon becomes etched in our
“Rich people pay Fox people to convince
average people that poor people are the
I’m not easily swayed by lies. I don’t care how many
times a lie is told; it’s still a lie.
America’s story has become the story of Robin Hood in
Reverse: we are taking from the poor and middle class
and giving to the rich. This is fact. Welfare for the
wealthy has never been so blatant, so abundant, and so
profitable as it is today. Privatization is
profitization. Everyone needs to watch the documentary:
Iraq for Sale. It’s online free:
Iraq for Sale.
Here is another economic truth: when wealth is taxed
heavily, the wealthy pay their workers a decent wage.
(Hang in there; I’ll explain why.)
Eisenhower built the strongest middle class in the
history of the planet taxing wealth upwards of 90%.
We are told that if we tax people that much,
they won’t go to work. Why work if the government is
going to take it all away?
No CEO stopped going to work because of Eisenhower’s
taxation plan; in fact, they still made money. They
still accumulated wealth. They just didn’t make obscene
wealth while their workers starved.
Does anyone remember how workers once refused raises
because it would put them into a higher tax bracket?
What ever happened to tax brackets?
Our taxation system has been plundered by lobbyists
hired by wealth to make the tax code favor them (the
wealthy). It’s that simple.
However, when wealth was taxed upwards of 90%,
companies took a lot of their profits and re-invested
that into their companies; they compensated their
workers very well. Why? Because it was tax
Or to look at it from a different angle, “they were
using the government’s money.”
If a portion of your profits is going to pay taxes,
you can look at that money as belonging to the
Thus, if profits are taxed at 35%, any money that
goes into wages from those profits is only 35% the
government’s, and 65% the company’s money.
If the money I pay my employees is only 35% the
government’s but 65% mine (Mine! Mine! Mine!), there’s
not much incentive for me to pay out very much money.
If, however, I was being taxed at 90%, what I pay my
workers is 90% the government’s and only 10% mine. Heck,
I can be really generous with the government’s money.
And this, my dear reader, is exactly how wages began
to stagnate in this country. Under Ronald Reagan, taxes
on wealth dropped below the 50% mark, and you can see by
the graph below how wages stagnated while productivity
Supporters of policies to cut taxes on the wealthy
like to point out that after Reagan cut taxes, thousands
of jobs were immediately created.
Yes, they are correct. The jobs created right after
Reagan’s tax cuts were very low paying jobs. And now YOU
know why they were low paying jobs; there was no
incentive to pay decent wages. Without tariffs on
imports, Corporate America moved higher paying jobs
overseas. The overwhelming theory driving our economics
in the Reagan years was Greed is Good. Today we
know exactly who it was good for.
Only One Way Out of a Recession
It is quite simple: increase the government’s income
and spend it in a way that will increase demand.
Creating government jobs and infrastructure jobs
eventually leads to private jobs because of an increase
in demand. Putting money into circulation leads to
Though the latest group of clowns in Washington
claimed they would
create jobs and boost the economy
while they were running for office, apparently kicking
grandma to the curb is now more important, along with
gutting education, the environment, and taking health
care away from women. Washington is through the looking
glass right now as once again we are told that cutting
spending and giving tax breaks to the wealthy will
Just take a look at the following graph of recovery
from the first great depression:
The economy began an upswing when Roosevelt taxed
wealth and created infrastructure jobs around the
country, but in 1937, he listened to his conservative
wing and began giving tax breaks and cutting spending.
You can see how much good that did.
Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to
It’s time to tax wealth.
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