Drug companies fund articles and research papers jeopardizing scientific integrity
"Scientists are accepting large sums of money from drug companies to put
their names to articles endorsing new medicines that they have not written -
a growing practice that some fear is putting scientific integrity in jeopardy.
The success of Prozac, the antidepressant which became a cult "happy" drug in
the 1990s, substantially raised the stakes in psychiatry. Its promotion coincided
with the decline of state funding for research, leaving scientists in all areas
of medicine dependent on pharmaceutical companies to fund or commission their
work. That in turn gave the industry unprecedented control over data and ended
with research papers increasingly being drafted by company employees or commercial agencies."
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Warning
According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of people in the US now believe
the swine flu vaccine may be deadlier than the actual virus. Research published
in the August 25, 2009 issue of the British Medical Journal reveals that more
than half of doctors and nurses in public hospitals would also refuse the H1N1
vaccine, due to concerns about side effects and doubts about its efficacy.
Watch the videos
The FDA has been reviewing reports of abnormal behavior and other brain effects
in more than 1,800 children who had taken the flu medicine Tamiflu.
The symptoms have included convulsions, delirium or delusions, and in Japan,
five deaths have been reported in children under 16 as a result of neurological
or psychiatric problems.There have also been nine deaths among older teens and
adults, attributed to neuropsychiatric problems or brain infections. According
to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted
biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual
has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied),
his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they
had one, two or no shots.
Tamiflu Serious Side Effects ---
contamination found in flu vaccine.
Monsanto releases genetically engineered bacteria
Monsanto dumped their genetically engineered versions of four newly-created
species of bacteria into European sewer systems. What arrogance. What a complete
disregard for human kind. They gave birth to and then released their monster
onto this world. First Europe. Now, America. A newly-published
study confirms the European beginning of America's growing MRSA epidemic. The
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published the shocking results of an investigation
suggesting that the MRSA infections now sickening and killing Americans began
in Europe. "Americans are walking along the cutting edge blade of an environmental
apocalypse. Previously un-released FDA insider investigations revealed that
Monsanto dumped their GMO mistake into sewer systems. That 'sludge' may very
well have contained the untreatable version of Staphylococcus which is now killing Americans."
Richard Bennett, PhD - "The immunity provided by
transfer factors is long lived and can
help all ages who are suffering from a variety of ailments or those who want
to stay well. The unfolding events surrounding Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome, (SARS) is yet another painful reminder that we live
in a crowded world where continents are only a plane ride away. The SARS epidemic
is only one of an ongoing series of new emerging diseases. Our best global and
personal strategy is to do all in our power to ensure and support our unique
abilities of disease resistance and immunity” Dr. Bennett is an Infectious Disease
Microbiologist and Immunologist now retired from 21-year career with the University
of California. He has also served as an advisor for the FDA and USDA.
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Big Food & Pharma: Keeping Us In the Dark
Spring 2007 - Headlines announce the latest food poisoning
scandal, prescription drug disaster, contaminated food import, legislative attack
on consumers’ right-to-know, as well as multi-billion subsidies for corporate
agribusiness and junk food. For those who thought corporate greed and government
corruption had peaked, for those hoping that Corporate America’s long-standing
war on consumer health and the environment was abating, the last six months have been mind-boggling:
- Forcing Irradiated, GE, and Cloned Foods on Consumers -
Every poll for the past decade has shown that 80-90% of consumers want mandatory
labels on genetically modified and engineered food. Then
why won't Congress give us labels? Because they know that if GMOs (genetically
modified organisms) are labeled, as they are in Europe, consumers will boycott
them. In a similar vein, the FDA has recently proposed new laws that will
allow manufacturers to sell controversial and likely hazardous irradiated
and cloned foods without labeling them, or in the case of irradiated foods,
allowing companies to mislabel nuked foods as "pasteurized." Consumers are
justifiably wary of foods bombarded with nuclear waste or powerful x-rays
or gamma rays, since irradiation destroys essential vitamins and nutrients,
creates unique radiolytic chemical compounds never before consumed by humans,
and generates carcinogenic by-products such as formaldehyde and benzene.
Consumers are also skittish about consuming meat, milk, or eggs from mutant
animals that have been genetically engineered or
- Forcing Unsafe Pharmaceutical Drugs on the Public -
Deadly side effects from heavily advertised (and super-expensive) prescription
drugs are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US, injuring two
million and killing over 100,000 people every year. No wonder millions of
Americans are turning to alternative medicine and holistic practitioners
to safeguard their health. If the nation's 75 million organic and alternative
health consumers come together as a political force, elected public officials
will take heed. For your own self-defense,
Organic Consumers Association
(OCA) urges you to take food and health matters into your own hands.
Educate yourself. Reexamine your lifestyle. Research the alternatives. And
then vote with your pocketbook and your political voice for organic food,
holistic health, and a sustainable environment."
- Blocking Country of Origin Labels for Food - Concerns
over long distance food transportation and global warming, compounded by
recent food poisoning scandals linked to contaminated pet, poultry, and
pig food ingredients from China, have taken away many American's appetites
for cheap imported foods. Shocked that the FDA is inspecting
less than 1% of all imported food shipments, health-minded consumers are
demanding that Congress implement mandatory Country of Origin Labels (COOL)
on food. Facing polls showing that 80% of Americans want to know where their
food is coming from, Congress incorporated COOL into the 2002 Farm Bill,
supposedly to go into effect in September 2004. Unfortunately, corporate
agribusiness, Wal-Mart, and the supermarket chains bribed an ethically impaired
Congress with millions in campaign contributions to block implementation
of COOL labels. As a result, Americans are buying billions of dollars of
imported, uninspected foods every year, in most cases without even knowing
it. (The FDA: who do they really protect? )
Filth and Chemical Poisons In Industrial Food - Whether we’re talking
about deadly e-coli in hamburgers or spinach,
imported pet food that kills
pets, or the feds admitting that 78 million annual cases of food poisoning
and 200,000 hospitalizations in the US are “normal,” it’s clear that our
Fast Food Nation needs help. Don’t hold your breath for the House and Senate
agriculture committees or the current crop of Washington bureaucrats to
deal with our nation’s food safety and public health crisis. Their “solutions”
are mainly to keep us in the dark about what’s in our food, how it was produced,
and where it came from, and to keep doling out billions of taxpayer‘s dollars
to the USDA every year to maintain business as usual. Meanwhile, Congress
and their minions at the FDA work overtime to make sure that the super-profits
of the big pharmaceutical, insurance, and hospital corporations stay at
record levels, while Americans break the Guinness Book of Records for poor health and skyrocketing medical costs.
Circle of profit by Chemical Companies
Ashley Simmons Hotz - "The huge transnational companies that
produce toxic chemicals found in pesticides, herbicides and industrial and household products profit not only from the sale
of these products, but also from the symptoms and chronic illnesses that they
can trigger. The vast majority of chemicals found in pesticides and other products,
undergo little or no testing for chronic, low level exposures and for chronic
health effects. The same chemical companies that produce toxic chemicals
also produce prescription drugs, veterinary medicines, a wide array of medical
products and imaging technologies, hold cancer treatment and medical
device patents, and a produce a staggering assortment of over-the-counter palliatives.
Families with toxin induced illnesses often spend large sums for drugs
and medical treatment. This circle of profit is not conspiracy
theory, but an easily provable fact."
Adverse Drug Effects Undisclosed
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found
that 20% of all new drugs are found to have serious or life threatening adverse
effects unknown or undisclosed at the time of drug approval. Researchers at
Harvard Medical School and Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy organization,
performed the study. Within seven years after a drug is first introduced onto
the U.S. market, half of all serious adverse effects are detected, most commonly
damaging the heart, liver, bone marrow, and causing pregnancy risks.phenylpropanolamine recall
The Bitter Truth About Aspartame
"Aspartame (NutraSweet) appears to cause slow, silent damage in those unfortunate
enough to not have immediate reactions and a reason to avoid it. It may take
one year, five years, 10 years, or 40 years, but it seems to cause some reversible
and some irreversible changes in health over long-term use"
H. J. Roberts, M.D. "I have observed severe intellectual deterioration
associated with the use of aspartame products. It was usually manifest
as great difficulty in reading and writing, obvious problems with memory
and grossly impaired orientation to time, place and person."
Ralph Walton, M.D., Psychiatrist, Chairman of the Center for Behavioral
Medicine: "We have known for years that when aspartame is ingested
with a carbohydrate rich meal the usual physiologic increase in
tryptophan is blocked, while brain phenylalanine and tyrosine concentrations
are increased. These changes in amino acid blocked neurotransmitter
precursors could, I believe, alter indoleamine/catechloamine balance,
and thus have a profound effect on mood and cognition ....depressed
mood, anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, irritability, impairment
of memory and concentration."
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Can Be Costly - Over $2000 if You Break One!
How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent light bulb?
About US$4.28 for the bulb and labour -- unless you break the bulb. Then you,
like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine, could be looking at a cost of about
US$2,004.28, which doesn't include the costs of frayed nerves and risks to health.
Sound crazy? Perhaps no more than the stampede to ban the incandescent light
bulb in favour of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). According to an April
12 article in The Ellsworth American, Bridges had the misfortune of breaking
a CFL during installation in her daughter's bedroom: It dropped and shattered
on the carpeted floor. Aware that CFLs contain potentially hazardous substances,
Bridgescalled her local Home Depot for advice. The store
told her that the
CFL contained mercury and that she should call the Poison Control hotline,
which in turn directed her to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Watch the video!
Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking
Dr. Mercola - "Recent research shows that microwave oven
cooked food suffers severe molecular damage. When eaten, it causes abnormal
changes in human blood and immune systems. Not surprisingly the public has been
denied details on these significant health dangers."
According to Dr. Cristina Garcia-Viguera, co-author of the
study, microwaved broccoli loses 97 percent, 74 percent, and 87 percent of the
three major cancer-protecting antioxidant compounds (flavonoids, sinapics and
caffeoyl-quinic derivatives). By comparison, steamed broccoli loses 11 percent,
0 percent and 8 percent of the very same antioxidants. In a 1992 article in
the journal Pediatrics, a team of researchers from Stanford University reported
that re-heating human breast milk in a microwave oven – even at a low setting
– can destroy some of its important disease-fighting capabilities. Specifically,
it lost lysozyme, which protects against bacterial infection. The fact that
adverse changes were found at very low temperatures suggested to the researchers
that “microwaving itself may in fact cause some injury to the milk above and beyond the heating.”
Vitamin B-12 is another nutrient that can be destroyed by microwaving. Japanese
research reported in Science News in 1998 found that as little as six minutes
of microwave cooking destroyed half of the vitamin B-12 in dairy foods and meat,
a much higher rate of destruction than other cooking techniques. Microwaving
baby formula is also a problem, according to Dr. Lita Lee of Hawaii in the Lancet
medical journal in 1989. She wrote that microwaving baby formula converts certain
trans-amino acids into synthetic substances like trans-fatty acids. Further,
one of the amino acids, L-proline, converts to a substance known to be poisonous
to the nervous system and to the kidneys.
Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel, who is now retired, worked as a food scientist for
many years with one of the major Swiss food companies that do business on a
global scale. A few years ago, he was fired from his job for questioning certain
processing procedures that denatured the food. In 1991, he and a Lausanne University
professor published a research paper indicating that food cooked in microwave
ovens could pose a greater risk to health than food cooked by conventional means.
An article also appeared in issue 19 of the Journal Franz Weber in which it
was stated that the consumption of food cooked in microwave ovens had cancerous
effects on the blood.
The research paper itself followed the article. On the
cover of the magazine there was a picture of the Grim Reaper holding a microwave
oven in one of his hands. Dr. Hertel was the first scientist to conceive and
carry out a quality clinical study on the effects microwaved nutrients have
on the blood and physiology of the human body. His small but well controlled
study showed the degenerative force produced in microwave ovens and the food
processed in them. The scientific conclusion showed that microwave cooking changed
the nutrients in the food; and, changes took place in the participants' blood
that could cause deterioration in the human system. Hertel's scientific study
was done along with Dr. Bernard H. Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and
the University Institute for Biochemistry.
Microwaved Water - See What It Does To Plants
Here's an experiment you can do at home. Plant seeds in two pots. Water one
pot with water that has been microwaved, the other with regular tap. The seeds
that received microwaved water won't sprout. If microwaved water can stop plants
from growing, think of what microwaved food can do to your health!
of plant experiment: Microwaved Water and Plants
Antibacterial Soap Products Effective?
Triclosan, widely used as an antibacterial ingredient in household hand sterilization
products, breaks down rapidly when exposed to chlorinated water and produces
toxic chemicals including chloroform, according to a study published on the
Environmental Science & Technology research website, suggesting that many
antibacterial products may not only be ineffective, but harmful.
Antibiotics: Sensible Use or Abuse?
The period once euphemistically called the Age of the Miracle Drug is now
dead. And the indiscriminate use of antibiotics is leading us to one of the
most frightening eras in recent memory. That is, the return of infectious diseases
for which there is no effective treatment. Two decades following the introduction
of antibiotics, the medical community began to see a disturbing trend. Bacterial
infections that were once treatable no longer responded to antibiotics. Penicillin
is effective today against only 10 percent of the strains of Staphylococcus
aureus that it used to eradicate easily. Those that did respond often required
five to ten times the dose of the drug that previously was effective. One example
of this is the resistant strains of gonorrhea that developed as a result of
the antibiotics that were used to treat it. have seen children who for years,
suffer one common cold after another, due to compromised immune systems fundamentally
brought about by a course or two of antibiotics without supplementing the lactobacteria
killed off by the antibiotics. In this instance, it is important to replenish
the friendly bacteria as soon as possible in order to maintain good health.
Immune System: The body's defense department
immune system is not responsive to drugs for healing. Antibiotics used to
fight infections actually depress the immune system when used long-term. But
natural nutritive forces, like healing foods and herbal medicines can and do
support the immune system. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored
and disease disappears.
Soy products and Health Implications
Contrary to popular belief that soy is a health food,
evidence reveals that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility,
increased cancer and infantile leukemia, and precocious puberty in children
have been fed soy formula. (early maturation, such as breast development and
menstruation as early as 6 years of age)
Dr. Mercola - "Soy formula is one of the worst foods that
you could feed your child. Not only does it have profoundly adverse hormonal
effects as discussed above, but it also has over 1000% more aluminum than conventional
milk based formulas. It is becoming increasingly common for young children,
even 5- and 6-year-olds, to go through precocious puberty (aka early sexual development). The introduction of this
report even states that studies have found girls as young as 2 years old entering
puberty! This is clearly a multi-faceted problem, but I believe one of its main
causes stems from your environmental exposure to a whole slew of endocrine-disrupting
chemicals. Even the conservative US government has recognized that soy formula
is a potent. There is absolutely no reason to ever give your child
soy formula or soy milk. It is one of the worst foods you could possibly give
your child and the long-term health complications can be quite significant.
Prostate cancer, breast cancer, early puberty, endometriosis and infertility, irregular
and painful menstrual periods are only a few of the things your children will
have increased risk for if they are given soy formula or soy milk. If you have
already given your child these foods the best way to reverse the damage is to
have them rigidly follow the eating plan. The nutrition from whole organic foods is the most potent corrective
force for these disruptions in hormones. If you still aren't convinced of the
dangers of soy you might want to review the protest letter two FDA experts wrote
earlier this year which points to studies that show a link between soy and health problems in certain animals."
I use coconut milk instead of
soy milk. I also use RAW (unpasteurized) cow or goat milk when available. - Shirley
Energy Drink Consumption Warning
Downing an “energy drink” may boost blood pressure as well as energy, researchers
said in a small study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific
Sessions. In the study, conducted by Wayne State University researchers, blood
pressure and heart rate levels increased in healthy adults who drank two cans
a day of a popular energy drink. Within four hours of energy drink consumption,
maximum systolic blood pressure (the top number that represents pressure while
the heart contracts to pump blood to the body) increased by 7.9 percent on day
one and 9.6 percent on day seven; diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number
that represents the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats) increased
by 7 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively, within two hours of energy drink
consumption. Heart rate increased by 7.8 percent on day one and 11 percent on
day seven. Over the duration of the study, heart rates increased five to seven
beats per minute and systolic blood pressure increased 10 millimeters of mercury
(mmHg) after energy drink consumption, the researchers reported. No significant
ECG changes were observed.
Dr. Hugo Rodier MD - “These energy drinks are merely “whipping
a dead horse.” They only borrow energy from our future, which only postpones the inevitable crash.”
Dr. Judy Gersrung - “In today's world of quick energy fixes,
we need to find our 'boost' in a drink free of preservatives & pesticides,
refined carbs & artificial sweeteners, and synthetic caffeine stimulants."
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Sun Bathing in moderation promotes radiant health
Contrary to popular belief, sunbathing actually promotes
Dr. Liberman challenges the modern myth that the sun is dangerous to our well-being.
Sunlight helps the body heal wounds and injuries and overcome virtually any
illness. Dr. Carl Hoffminster wrote that soldiers in World War II healed and
survived much better when their open wounds and broken bones were exposed to sunlight.
Steroids - The sleaziest of drugs
Doctors tell you that steroids only cause side effects after many years. But
new research shows that permanent damage is immediate and devastating. Studies
show that steroids cause permanent, debilitating effects after a single dosage.
'Steroids are probably the most sleazy of modern day medications,' says John
Mills, former professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
and chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Jeffrey Levy - "Corticosteroids (cortisone-type anti-inflammatory
drugs) are the most abused and dangerous class of drugs. Not only do they not
cure the underlying cause of the problem, they usually make the underlying problem,
that is, the real problem, worse."
Estrogen's Deadly Truth - Hormone Heresy
"Women are misinformed about their hormones, to the detriment of their health,
while drug companies reap huge profits at their expense.
The estrogen story is similar to a modern-day thriller. It is a story of deception, betrayal, hidden
agendas, propaganda and misinformation. "
Tap and Bottled Water Hidden Toxins Threatens Our Health
A vast array of pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood
stabilizers and sex hormones, have been found in the drinking water supplies
in many cities in the US and the UK. Tap water in 42 states is contaminated
with more than 140 unregulated chemicals that lack safety standards. In an analysis
of more than 22 million tap water quality tests, most of which were required
under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, found that water suppliers across
the U.S. detected 260 contaminants in water served to the public. One hundred
forty-one (141) of these detected chemicals — more than half — are unregulated.
Researchers have also found potentially toxic trace element in bottled water.
Joseph M. Price, MD - "Chlorine is the greatest crippler
and killer of modern times. It is an insidious poison."
Fluoride and Fluoridation: Wide Range of Serious Health Problems Including Thyroid Disorder
For over 50 years, the U.S. government and media have trumpeted fluoride as
a safe and effective means of reducing cavities, especially in children. But
fluoride is not the benevolent and innocuous substance the public has been led
to believe. Cancer, diabetes, thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances,
heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis have all been linked to chronic fluoride
Albert Schatz, Ph.D - "Fluoridation
is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated
on more people than any other fraud has." Professor Albert Schatz, Ph.D. (Microbiology),
Discoverer of streptomycin and Nobel Prize Winner
Electromagnetic pollution is linked to adverse health effects
Germany's official radiation protection body also advises its citizens to
use landlines instead of mobile phones, and warns of "electrosmog" from a wide
range of other everyday products, from baby monitors to electric blankets.
Studies over the last 15 years have hinted at a connection between EMFs and
health problems. EMFs have been implicated in behavioral changes, birth defects,
memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease. In 1976, two doctors at the Veteran's
Administration Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. showed that the offspring of mice
exposed to extremely low-frequency EMFs from power lines were born stunted.
Chronic exposure to high levels of EMR, especially while asleep, is a constant
drain on our vitality. It creates chronic stress, which interferes with the
regeneration and healing that normally takes place during a good night’s sleep.
You may compare it to always swimming against a strong current and this may
well make the difference between recovering from a serious disease and succumbing to it.
the cell phone companies don't want you to know about EMF radiation from cell
phones and you health
The identical damage resulting from both radioactive gamma waves and high
frequency microwaves involves a pathological condition in which the nuclei of
irradiated human cells splinter into fragments called micronuclei. Micronuclei
are a definitive pre-cursor of cancer. During the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster
at Chernobyl in Russia, the ionizing radiation released was equivalent to 400
atomic bombs, with an estimated ultimate human toll of 10,000 deaths. Exposed
Russians quickly developed blood cell micronuclei, leaving them at high risk for cancer.
Dr. Mercola - "Using your cell phone has more life-threatening consequences
than the hazard of diverting your attention from the road. The health risks
of EMR (electromagnetic radiation) from cell phones are a frightening reality.
Over the last ten years many, scientific reports have been published addressing
the health risks from electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) far below what is required
for cellular phones to communicate. Recent clinical and laboratory studies have
shown that the EMFs emitted from your cell phone can cause dangerous health
Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age
Insider's Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage - Dr. Carlo's
research led to the discovery that human blood cells could be damaged by the
radiation emitted from a cell phone. "What you won't see are the microwaves
that are criss-crossing a confined space where a number of people who are not
even using these instruments are bombarded by these waves." There may be a link
between cell phone use and brain tumors. In 1994, Dr. Salford, a Swedish research
found significant leakage or breakdown in he blood brain barrier due to the effects
of microwaves. In 1996, Dr. Om Gandhi, from the university of Utah, did a study
and found that a five-year-old child absorbs four times as much radiation
as an adult. In 1998, research by Dr's. Ray Tice and Graham Hook showed that following
exposure to cell phone, there was a nearly 300 percent increase in the incidence of genetic damage in blood cells.
Institute of Science in Society - Cancer Risks from Microwaves Confirmed - Microwaves from
wireless mobile phone transmitters may be more potent than
lower frequency electromagnetic fields in promoting cancer.
Evidence of Electromagnetic Radiation is Genotoxic: the implications for
the epidemiology of cancer and cardiac, neurological and reproductive effects - Dr. Henry Lai, University of Washington
- There are 40,000 to 50,000 new cases of brain tumors and eye cancer
per year attributed to Cell Phone use.
- USA Supreme Court Cleared Cell Phone Cancer Suits for trial
- A cell phone emits electro magnetic radiation, even when switched off!
- EMF's disrupt the body’s natural energy levels, causing fatigue and
- Low level exposure to cell phone radiation caused DNA damage in the
brain cells of rats resulting in memory loss and leaning impairment.
- Using a cell phone for an hour a day, can reduce adult male sperm count 30%!
ELECTROMAGNETIC-POLLUTION and electromagnetic radiation (EMR)
Dr. Mercola: "Before I became educated on
this issue, I used my cell phone regularly and thought that my off-the-shelf
headset minimized EMR emissions. However, I eventually discovered that:
- Cell phones emit a radiation plume.
- Most cell phone headsets have a wire that can act like an antenna, and simply make matters worse.
- A great deal of scientific data has been suppressed by the cell phone industry
and the government to protect their multi-billion dollar profits. Now I simply
refuse to talk on any cell phone unless I am using a speaker phone or headset
designed to reduce radiation."
The Shocking Dangers of MSG You Don’t Know
A silent killer that’s worse than alcohol, nicotine, and drugs is likely lurking in your kitchen cabinets and
even your child’s school cafeteria. It’s monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor
enhancer that’s known widely as an addition to Chinese food, but that’s actually
added to thousands of the foods you eat. In this telling three-part video series,
you’ll find out why Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon,
describes MSG as a dangerous excitotoxin,
and learn how this toxin could be making you fat.
Monosodium Glutamate has been used for many years as a flavor enhancer for
a variety of foods prepared at home, in restaurants, and by food processors.
FDA has studied adverse reaction reports and other data concerning MSG's safety
for many years. Ingestion of monosodium glutamate (MSG) is known to produce
a variety of adverse reactions. These reactions, although seemingly dissimilar,
are no more diverse than the reactions found as side effects of certain neurological
drugs. Based on peer reviewed studies, there is no question that glutamic acid
is a neurotoxic. This can be easily confirmed
by accessing MEDLINE
retrieval service for studies dating from 1966 to the present, using the words
"glutamic acid" in combination with the words "brain lesions" and then "neurotoxicity."
I would also suggest that you look up the words besity," " and "seizures" combination
with the words "glutamic acid."
There is also no question that the young are most at risk from MSG. To confirm
this, you might start by reviewing the work of John W. Olney, MD and look up
the words "glutamic acid" in combination with the words "blood brain barrier"
and "placental barrier." You will learn that the blood brain barrier is not
fully developed in the young to protect against toxins that enter the blood,
and that glutamic acid can also penetrate the placental barrier.
TruthInLabeling.org is dedicated
to people with problems that once defied medical diagnosis -- people who discovered
that elimination of MSG from their diets let them be well.
Disregarding the blood brain barrier and the placental barrier issues, the
literature clearly indicates that, based on the amount of MSG used in the 1970s,
over 25% of the population react to MSG and their
Body Systems Affected by MSG
Dangers of Acetaminophen
On September 19, 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
convened a special panel of medical professionals to discuss the dangers associated
with the use of common over-the-counter drugs containing Acetaminophen. Examples
of these drugs include Tylenol, Percocet, Darvocet, Excedrin PM, Nyquil and
Thera-Flu as some of the more recognizable, widely chosen names.
Testimonial of death caused by Acetaminophen
Food and Drug Administration Public Health Advisory - Safety of Phenylpropanolamine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a public health advisory concerning
phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride. This drug is widely used as a nasal decongestant
(in over-the-counter and prescription drug products) and for weight control
(in over-the-counter drug products). FDA is taking steps to remove phenylpropanolamine
from all drug products and has requested that all drug companies discontinue
marketing products containing phenylpropanolamine. Phenylpropanolamine has been
marketed for many years. A recent study reported that taking phenylpropanolamine
increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain or into tissue
surrounding the brain) in women. Men may also be at risk.
Beware of Teflon Coatings
Teflon Coating Emits Toxic Chemicals When Heated
DuPont Co. (DD.N), the nation's second-largest chemical company, withheld from
the government an internal study linking a toxic chemical in Teflon to birth
defects in some children, an advocacy group charged. Residents near the West
Virginia plant have filed a class action lawsuit against DuPont. The Teflon
chemical, C8, is part of a broader family called perfluorochemicals. Tests have
shown that C8 and similar chemicals can cause liver damage and reproductive
problems in rats, according to scientists. The Environmental Working Group said
laboratory studies have linked exposure to perfluorochemicals to cancer, hypothyroidism
and brain damage.
Chemical Warfare Agents And Toxic Waste Disguised As Household Cleaning Products
The following information is intended to help you make an informed decision
about the types of household cleaning products you choose to use for yourself
and your families. You are what you eat, digest and absorb. What you absorb
includes what is absorbed through inhalation and the skin, which happens to
be the largest organ of the body. When the liver is overworked, the skin takes
over with the elimination of toxins. Unfortunately, many toxins are not that
easy to eliminate.
Since WWII more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals have been invented. Most
have been created from petroleum and coal tar for the purposes of chemical warfare.
The sad thing is that hardly any of these substances have been tested for safety,
but have been added to our food, water and cleaning products without our consent
and most often without informing us of any dangers. There is a lot of intentional
suppression in this industry that adds approximately 1000 new chemicals each
The chemical companies spend billions of dollars each year brainwashing us.
Ninety-one percent of the population applies 300-million pounds of these poisons
annually, often indoors. City dwellers use more chemicals per acre than farmers and spend more than $1 billion annually.
Learn what these chemicals are.
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Educate our Immune Systems
William J. Hennen, Ph.D. - "It is increasingly clear that
as the world becomes a smaller place, with viruses and other pathogens traveling
with great ease, we now face a unique situation. Simply put, we are now, and
will continue to be more exposed to challenges to our health. However, nature
has already provided the immune system as our defense to microbes found in our
environment. The degree to which we are able to educate our immune systems to recognize
invaders will help determine our ability to cope with health challenges. I urge
all people to pay attention to those things that affect their immune systems."
protect myself from air pollution, I take milk thistle extract, transfer factors, and
marine phytoplankton everyday. Literally
hundreds of research studies, mostly in Europe, have confirmed the remarkable
ability of milk thistle to protect the liver against virtually all types of
damage: from accidental exposure to chemical pollutants, toxic side effects
of medications, liver diseases like hepatitis and even the self inflicted damage
from overindulgence of rich food and alcohol.
Insecticide Causes Mad Cow Disease?
The pharmaceutical industry is all the more determined to hide the chemical
source of BSE and CJD, because a spotlight on chemicals would expose the role
the insecticides in Alzheimer's -- another neurodegenerative disease -- that
might lead to claims which would dwarf those from BSE and CJD litigants. In
fact, two leading brain researchers into CJD and Alzheimers have died in suspicious
circumstances in recent years. In the United States, the Environmental Protection
Agency is already reviewing Phosmet's safety. The Centers for Disease Control
in the US has recently conducted experiments on mice that confirm the organophosphate risk.
Do Not Use Systemic Organophosphate Insecticides
Do NOT treat children with OP head lice products - they may cause CJD and Alzheimer's
Do NOT treat your pets with OP anti-flea products
Do NOT treat cattle or animals with OP products - they may cause BSE
THE MARGARINE HOAX
Hydrogenated fats like margarine are non-foods with toxic effects and should be avoided at any cost.
The material in "silver" tooth fillings, contains approximately 50 per cent
of the highly toxic heavy metal mercury. Sweden, Canada and
Germany, have either banned or imposed serious limitations on Amalgam usage.
Danger -- Higher Mercury Levels in Fish Are Slowly Killing You
Tests on whale meat on sale in Japan have revealed astonishing levels of
mercury. While it has long been known that the animals accumulate
heavy metals such as mercury in their tissues, the levels discovered have surprised
even the experts. Two of the 26 liver samples examined contained over 1970 micrograms
of mercury per gram of liver. That is nearly 5000 times the Japanese government's
limit for mercury contamination, 0.4 micrograms per gram. At these concentrations,
a 60-kilogram adult eating just 0.15 grams of liver would exceed the weekly
mercury intake considered safe by the World Health Organization. Acute intoxication
could result from a single ingestion.
Dr. Mercola - "It is my experience that nearly all fish
are contaminated with mercury. I have done thousands of hair mineral analysis
on patients and the patients who don't eat fish are the ones who have immeasurable
levels of mercury in their hair. Anyone eating fish has mercury and nearly always
in direct proportion to the frequency they are eating fish."
Refined table salt v/s organic unrefined sea
Table salt is only sodium chloride, all of the other beneficial elements have
been removed. Many of these 82 missing elements are only trace elements, and
are therefore required by our bodies in only very small amounts. But a deficiency
of these trace elements causes great harm to our bodies.
"Fish from the ocean will die quickly if placed in a solution of refined
salt and water. The sodium chloride, in its form as it comes from the refinery,
is actually poisonous to them. Bottom line, is that yes it can be harmful to
consume too much refined salt, but you cannot consume too much natural unrefined
Milk The Deadly Poison (pasteurized)
Does pasteurized milk really do the body good? During the 1930's,
Dr. Francis M. Pottenger conducted a 10-year study on the relative effects of
pasteurized and raw milk diets on 900 cats. One group received nothing but raw
whole milk, while the other was fed nothing but pasteurized whole milk from
the same source. The raw milk group thrived, remaining healthy, active and alert
throughout their lives, but the group fed on pasteurized milk soon became listless,
confused and highly vulnerable to a host of chronic degenerative ailments normally
associated with humans, including heart disease, kidney failure, thyroid dysfunction,
respiratory ailments, loss of teeth, brittle bones, liver inflammation, etc.
But what caught Dr. Pottenger's attention most was what happened to the second
and third generations...more
on A Study in Nutrition by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD
Milk The Deadly Poison
Today, supermarket milk is a brew of hormones, chemicals, DDT, fungicides,
defoliants and radioactive fallout, produced by artificially inseminated creatures
forced to stand around in muddy feed lots all day long.
Robert Cohen performed research in the 1970's on the hormonal effects on
the brain and behavior. Twenty-five years later, this father of three became
concerned about the most controversial drug approval in FDA history, the genetically
engineered hormone that is now in our milk supply. Along the way, Cohen discovered
that milk is implicated in causing breast cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease,
and chronic childhood illnesses. Cohen founded and is executive director of
America's Dairy Education Board, a group of nationally prominent doctors dedicated
to dispelling the myth that milk is nature's perfect food.
Dr. Mercola - "Pasteurized Milk – studies indicate that both autism and
schizophrenia may be linked to your inability to properly break down a protein
found in milk. Personally I believe this is related to pasteurized milk and
have seen many autistic children thrive on raw milk products, especially fermented
ones like kefir or yogurt. When not broken down, the milk protein caseinate
produces exorphins -- morphine-like compounds -- that become absorbed by areas
of your brain where they cause cells to dysfunction. The findings suggest that
an intestinal flaw, such as a malfunctioning enzyme, is to blame for your inability
to break down this milk protein. Researchers have discovered that the protein
is absorbed by 32 different areas of your brain, including sections responsible
for vision, hearing and communication, which could account for many behavioral
symptoms of both diseases."
Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH )in your milk! Genetically engineered Recombinant
Both the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and the Consumer's Union, publisher
of Consumer Reports magazine, have warned of the potential hazards to human
health caused by consuming products derived from rBGH-treated cows.
"Independent scientists criticized the FDA for ignoring substantial scientific
evidence associating increased human consumption of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1
(IGF-1), which increases in milk from rBGH injected cows, with an increased
risk of breast and colon cancer."
Why is BGH is banned in Europe and Canada? Both the U.S. General Accounting
Office (GAO) and the Consumer's Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine,
have warned of the potential hazards to human health caused by consuming products
derived from rBGH-treated cows.
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Genetically Engineered Foods - Biotech Foods - Genetically Modified Plants
The US Is One of Only a Few Countries Using Genetically Engineered Food -
The US, Canada and Argentina account for 96% of the world's GE crops. In Europe,
the largest agricultural market in the world, all of the major supermarket chains
and food companies have removed Genetically Engineered ingredients from their consumer products.
Shouldn't we consider this a huge clue that there are major potential dangers
with this technology? Why is the survival of indigenous people, within the U.S.
and across the globe, is being directly threatened by genetic engineering (GE)
of food crops? Why is the governments of the United States and many other nations
permit these experimental foods to be mass marketed without safety testing and labeling?
Toxic environment and your pet's health
Could your pet be suffering from adverse reaction to certain medications? To
environmental factors and toxic chemicals? To flea and shampoo products? You'd be surprised!
"Toxic Carpeting is one of the major environmental causes of health problems
-- both acute symptoms, and slow damage (e.g., neurological, immunological and
respiratory damage) to the average person and to your pet. The very serious concerns about long-term
exposure to toxic carpeting resulted in U.S. Senate hearings on indoor air quality
and carpeting in 1991 and 1993."
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