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Magnesium Therapy: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction." . Dr. Sidney Baker

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What is rBGH?

Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone is a genetically engineered copy of a naturally occurring hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto Company, the drug is sold to dairy farmers under the name POSILAC, though you'll also find it called BGH, rBGH, BST and rBST. When rBGH gets injected into dairy cows, milk production increases by as much as 10-15%. The use of rBGH on dairy cows was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late 1993 and has been in use since 1994.

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.

While rBGH is banned in Europe and Canada, and has been boycotted by 95 percent of US dairy farmers, the FDA, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture continue to license the drug (and other new genetically engineered foods) without pre-market safety tests. Thanks to industry pressure, genetically engineered foods are NOT required to carry identifying labels. According to the US Federal Office of Management and Budget the projected increase in milk production caused by rBGH introduction will cost American taxpayers an additional $116 million of dollars for further price supports in 1995 alone. And what about the cows? rBGH use will cause suffering to millions of animals: rBGH is like "crack" for cows. It "revs" their system and forces them to produce a lot more milk - but it also makes them sick. Even the FDA admits that cows injected with rBGH could suffer from increased udder infections (mastitis), severe reproductive problems, digestive disorders, foot and leg ailments, and persistent sores and lacerations.

Video Top: Bovine Growth Hormone in Milk -
Whistle Blowers Expose the Truth

Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It a companion piece to the documentary Food Inc

There have been no long term studies of BGH's effects on humans. The congressional General Accounting Office has warned of the potential human health hazards from the consumption of milk or flesh (about 40% of the beef used to make hamburgers come from "old" dairy cows) derived from BGH-treated cows. The Consumer's Union went on to state that the FDA should not have even approved it. BGH "treatment" causes significantly increased levels of another growth hormone called IGF-1 in the milk, according to a 1990 study sponsored by Monsanto and published in Science. Bovine IGF-1 is identical to the IGF-1 naturally found in humans.

Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food

More than half of America's processed grocery products — from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks — contain genetically altered ingredients. They are unlabeled and untested, and we are eating them. Your Right to Know is a complete, full-color reference guide outlining how unmarked genetically modified foods go from the factory to the family dining table, and what consumers can do about the health risks they present. This accessible guide is for concerned parents — as well as anyone concerned about genetically altered foods — who want to know more about the potential health risks, the organic alternatives, and the methods available to counter the corporate takeover of the food we eat.

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The Truth About Genetically Modified Foods Part 1


The Truth About Genetically Modified Foods Part 1

The Truth About Genetically Modified Foods Part 2


The Truth About Genetically Modified Foods Part 2

BGH: Monsanto and the Dairy Industry's Dirty Little Secret Seven years ago, Feb. 4, 1994, despite nationwide protests by consumer groups, Monsanto and the FDA forced onto the US market the world's first GE animal drug, recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH, sometimes known as rBST). BGH is a powerful GE drug produced by Monsanto which, injected into dairy cows, forces them to produce 15%-25% more milk, in the process seriously damaging their health and reproductive capacity.

Despite warnings from scientists, such as Dr. Michael Hansen from the Consumers Union and Dr. Samuel Epstein from the Cancer Prevention Coalition, that milk from rBGH injected cows contains substantially higher amounts of a potent cancer tumor promoter called IGF-1, and despite evidence that rBGH milk contains higher levels of pus, bacteria, and antibiotics, the FDA gave the hormone its seal of approval, with no real pre-market safety testing required.

Moreover, the FDA ruled, in a decision marred by rampant conflict of interest (several key FDA decision makers, including Michael Taylor, previously worked for Monsanto), that rBGH-derived products did not have to be labeled, despite polls showing that 90% of American consumers wanted labeling -- mainly so they could avoid buying rBGH-tainted products.

All of the major criticisms leveled against rBGH have turned out to be true. Since 1994, every industrialized country in the world, except for the US, has banned the drug. In 1998, Canadian government scientists revealed that Monsanto's own data on feeding rBGH to rats, carefully concealed by the company and the FDA, indicated possible cancer dangers to humans.

Since rBGH was approved, approximately 40,000 small and medium-sized US dairy farmers, 1/3 of the total in the country, have gone out of business, concentrating milk production in the hands of industrial-sized dairies, most of whom are injecting their cows with this cruel and dangerous drug.

In a 1998 survey by Family Farm Defenders, it was found that mortality rates for cows on factory dairy farms in Wisconsin, those injecting their herds with rBGH, were running at 40% per year. In other words, after two and a half years of rBGH injections most of these drugged and supercharged cows were dead. Typically, dairy cows live for 15-20 years.

Alarmed and revolted by rBGH, consumers have turned in droves to organic milk and dairy products or to brands labeled as rBGH-free. Nonetheless, use of the drug has continued to increase in the US (and in nations like Brazil and Mexico) especially in large dairy herds, so that currently 15% of America's 10 million lactating dairy cows are being injected with rBGH.

Compounding the problem of rBGH contamination, most of the nation's 1500 dairy companies are allowing the co-mingling of rBGH and non-rBGH milk, thereby contaminating 80-90% of the nation's milk and dairy supply (including all of the major infant formula brands). For a list of organic and rBGH-free dairies in the US consult the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) website.

The major reason that rBGH is still on the market is that it is not labeled. Supermarket dairy managers, following guidelines circulated by the rBGH and biotech lobby, routinely lie to consumers, telling them either that rBGH is not in their products, or that there's no way to tell, and reassuring them that the FDA has certified that rBGH is safe. Of course, every survey conducted since 1994 shows that if consumers were given a choice, they would boycott rBGH-tainted products.

Responding to the global controversy surrounding the drug, Monsanto put BGH for sale in 1998, but there were no takers. Transnational PR firms working with the biotech industry have categorized Monsanto's handling of the rBGH controversy as a "public relations disaster." Starbucks has been a target as 3/4 of the 32 million gallons of milk it buys every year in the US are coming from dairies that allow cows to be injected with rBGH.

Once Starbucks' 15 million customers learn that most of the latte or cappuccino drinks they're paying top dollar for (3/4 of the volume of these drinks are milk) contain an extra dose of pus, antibiotics, and growth hormones and that Fair Trade and organic coffee constitute less than one percent of company sales, they may decide to take their business elsewhere. Total annual sales for the company are approximately $2.5 billion.

The worst nightmare of Monsanto and the biotech industry is starting to materialize: a mass-based consumer and environmental marketplace pressure campaign in the heartland of GE foods-North America. A number of major US food companies are already responding to public pressure and starting to sweep GE foods off their products lists and their grocery shelves: Gerber (baby food), Heinz (baby food), Frito-Lay (at least for their corn), Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Trader Joe's, and even McDonald's (at least for their French fries).

Bovine Growth Hormone in Milk - Whistle Blowers Expose the Truth

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The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook
Dr. Samuel Epstein

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone), is a genetically engineered (GE) potent variant of the natural growth hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto, it is sold to dairy farmers under the trade name POSILAC. Injection of this GE hormone forces cows to increase their milk production by about 10%. Monsanto and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insist that rBGH milk is indistinguishable from natural milk and safe to cows and consumers. However:

* rBGH makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 veterinary health risks on its Posilac label including mastitis and udder inflammation. * rBGH milk is contaminated by pus from mastitis induced by rBGH, and antibiotics used to treat the mastitis. * rBGH milk is contaminated by the GE hormone which can be absorbed through the gut and induce immunological effects. * rBGH milk is chemically and nutritionally very different from natural milk. * rBGH milk is supercharged with high levels of a natural growth factor (IGF-1), excess levels of which have been incriminated as major causes of breast, colon, and prostate cancers. * rBGH factory farms pose a major threat to the viability of small dairy farms. Thus, rBGH
enriches Monsanto while posing risks but no benefits to the entire U.S. population..
Bovine Growth Hormone
Although there have been no long-term tests of the hormone's health effects on humans, some preliminary studies link BGH with increased risks of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and hypertension. BGH treated cows are more susceptible to "mad cow disease", udder infections and birthing deformed calves. Milk and other products from BGH treated cows may contain less protein and higher levels of saturated fat as well as pus, bacteria and antibiotics. Even though the FDA has acknowledged some of these dangers, they maintain approval of BGH's use in beef and dairy products and have refused to require labeling of products derived from use of BGH.

To find out more about BGH contact the Pure Food Campaign at 1-800-253-0681.

Genetically engineered Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH )
Excerpt from Pure Foods website

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.

While rBGH is banned in Europe and Canada, and has been boycotted by 95 percent of US dairy farmers, the FDA, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture continue to license the drug (and other new genetically engineered foods) without pre-market safety tests. Thanks to industry pressure, genetically engineered foods are NOT required to carry identifying labels. According to the US Federal Office of Management and Budget the projected increase in milk production caused by rBGH introduction will cost American taxpayers an additional $116 million of dollars for further price supports in 1995 alone. And what about the cows? The drug company responsible for the marketing of this absurd drug under the trade name Posilac is Monsanto. In their words: Use of POSILAC has been associated with increases in cystic ovaries and disorders of the uterus...digestive disorders...enlarged hocks and lesions (lacerations, enlargements, calluses) of the knee

(exerpt from Holistic Healing Web Page)
CONSUMER WARNING

Genetically engineered growth hormones COULD BE IN YOUR MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS. Starting on February 3, 1994, milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, yogurt, beef and infant formula sold and consumed throughout the United States will be laced with genetically engineered recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) - also known as "Bovine Somatotropin" or BST. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of rBGH in dairy cows without long-term testing on the hormone's health effects on consumers.

The (FDA) has also refused to require labeling of milk and other dairy products derived from use of the genetically engineered hormone, even though more than 90% of consumers favor labeling of rBGH products so they can avoid buying them.

HERE ARE SIX THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW *BEFORE* YOU BUY MILK and DIARY PRODUCTS IN ANY STORE. (Please read on)

IF YOU ARE AGAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED HORMONES, ANTIBIOTICS and PUS IN YOUR MILK and DAIRY PRODUCTS, *YOU BETTER ACT NOW!* There is much more..Click here to learn more about it!


Why did the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler "lied to Congress"?
Pure Foods Campaign (PFC) claims that Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler "lied to Congress" when he assured legislators that bovine somatrotropin (BST), the genetically engineered growth hormone, was destroyed by pasteurization. Kessler's assurance, which spared Monsanto (BST's manufacturer) the expense of any further research, was based on a scientific paper written by Paul Groenewegen, a graduate student from Guelph, Canada. According to PFC, Groenewegen was "outraged" to learn that the FDA had misrepresented his research. Far from destroying BST, Groenewegen's research showed that subjecting BST to pasteurization temperatures 120 times normal only destroyed 19 percent of the BST in milk. PFC also charges that the FDA will not release research that "proves that lab animals got cancer from BST," despite numerous Freedom of Information Act requests.



Milk and dairy products

Does pasteurizedmilk 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

Milk and dairy products: Once upon a time, milk was teeming with life forces. 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. RAW organic milk does the body good

The link between breast cancer and milk Dr. Plant's conviction that dairy products can cause cancer arises from the complex chemical makeup of milk.

Think Before You Drink
by Ben Davis

"Published research shows that rBGH injected into dairy cows substantially increases the concentration of IGF-1 in cow's milk. (IGF-1 is a hormone that appears naturally in humans and cows. The IGF-1 in cows is chemically identical to the IGF-1 in humans. IGF-1 regulates cell growth, which causes cells to divide, particularly in children). Feeding relatively low doses of IGF-1 to mature rats for only two weeks resulted in statistically significant and systemic effects: increased body weight; increased liver weight; increased bone length; and decreased epiphyseal width. These results confirm prior theoretical predictions. In layperson's terms: this drug may well be dangerous to humans, especially infants and children. The FDA has completely failed to investigate the effects of long-term feeding of IGF-1 and genetically engineered milk on growth, in infant rats or infants of any other species.

Read about rBGH, IGF-1, and Cancer

Anti-food defamation laws a new threat to free speech in the USA

"Food Slander" Is Now a Crime (in Several States)
Excerpt from Pure Foods Campaign (PFC) by Gar Smith

In Georgia, South Dakota, Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Colorado and Louisiana it is now against the law to publicly criticize corporate food products under so-called "food disparagement" laws promoted by agriculture, chemical and biotechnology industry lobbyists. Similar laws are under consideration in Ohio and Illinois. "These laws are intended to curtail the right to free speech, to make it illegal to hand out leaflets or to dump rBGH milk in the gutter," Cummings charged.

"Instead of giving us affordable, healthy, natural, clean food -- safety-tested and clearly labeled to enable consumers to exercise free choice -- the powers-that-be seem intent upon taking away our right to know what's been done to our food," Cummings stated.
rBGH Court Case in Tampa Puts Reporters' Freedom of Speech on Trial

What You Can Do:
BioDemocracy and Organic Consumers Association invites activists to stage milk-dumps around the country to call attention to "food slander" laws. For more information, contact: PFC, 860 Highway 61E, Little Marais, MN 55614; (218) 226-4146; (800) 451-7670.

BioDemocracy and Organic Consumers Association
http://www.purefood.org/ 1-800-253-0681
Organic Consumers Association/BioDemocracy Campaign is a grassroots organization. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) promotes food safety, organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices in the U.S. and internationally. We provide consumers with factual information they can use to make informed food choices. Genetic engineering, irradiation, toxic sludge fertilizer, mad cow disease, rBGH are some of the issues we address. The OCA gives interviews and supplies background material for journalists, news organizations, and public interest activists worldwide. Our campaign strategies include public education, activist networking, boycotts and protests, grassroots lobbying, media and public relations, and litigation. We publish two electronic newsletters: Organic View and BioDemocracy News.

Mad Cows and Mad Scientists
7,651+ articles on mad cow and new variantCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, and TSE.

More about Mad Cow


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA and Genetically Engineered food

Tell FDA that you want mandatory labeling of GE foods

The FDA does not require mandatory pre-market safety testing or labeling of genetically engineered foods. Consumers have the right to know the contents of the food they purchase and consume.
more info on genetically engineered foods

The FDA - Who Do They Really Protect?
Health Freedom is Under Attack. Worldwide pharmaceutical interests have launched a secretive global attack to limit access to information on health choices and restrict the right to obtain dietary supplements. Anti-Constitutional Activities and Abuse of Police Powerby the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other Federal

Physicians Right to Practice Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Bill
Bills that enable physicians to provide alternative treatments are called Medical Freedom Bills. New York, Alaska, and Texas in addition to other states have passed such bills. For more information on the states that have passed medical freedom bills or have pending bills. Sign the petition

YOUR HEALTH FREEDOM IS IN JEOPARDY
James DeMeo, Ph.D.: "In recent years, there has been an upsurge of police activities in the USA, the nature of which most Americans would more readily associate with repressive dictatorships. We Americans have been educated to believe that democracy, due process, assumed innocence-until-proven-guilt, and Constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure are the laws of the land. On paper, these protections are there; but in reality, these basic Constitutional rights and freedoms have been gradually and steadily eroded away by new laws, judicial rulings, and bureaucratic decrees. One of the lesser-known but more significant leaders of this assault on American freedom has been the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)." more

The FDA goes after pet store owners too!
1990 El Cajon, California: The FDA attempts to railroad Sissy Harrington-McGill, 57-year old owner of a pet food store, for violation of a proposed "Health Claims Law" because her literature stated vitamins would help keep pets healthy. Her store was raided and ransacked without a search warrant. . Lawsuits against the FDA have been filed.

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Good source of information about BGH:
Sierra club of Canada --- Environmental Research Foundation --- Not Milk! --- pure food.org

Trying to Keep "Mad Cow Disease" Out of U.S. Herds
(an official U.S. Food and Drug Administration site)

Anti-food defamation laws a new threat to free speech in the USA
By Ronnie Cummings
USA Coordinator of the Pure Food Campaign 1-800-451-7670

"Something stinks. And it's not just left-over junk food or bacteria and feces-contaminated meat from filthy slaughterhouses and hog and poultry factories. It's not just the scent of chemical pesticides on non-organic fruits and vegetables. It's not just the pus, antibiotics, and growth hormones souring the public attitude toward rBGH dairy products and other unlabeled, untested genetically engineered foods. It's more than this. It's in the tap water, the topsoil, the air. In the alarming statistics on increasing cancer, food poisoning, chemical hyper-sensitivity, antibiotic resistance, allergies, sterility, and immune disorders. No wonder 80% of the public in a recent poll ranked "food safety" as a "very important" issue. But now perhaps the most putrid smell of all seems to be wafting out of the halls and backrooms of Congress, where a bipartisan effort is underway to weaken already inadequate food safety laws.

Further smells emanate from state capitals in South Dakota, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Colorado, and Louisiana--and perhaps soon other states--where indentured legislators are busy passing so-called "food disparagement" laws designed by ag-chemical- biotech industry lobbyists. Laws intended to curtail your right to free speech. To make it illegal to hand out a leaflet like this one, or to dump "suspect" rBGH milk where it belongs--in the gutter.

Instead of giving us what we want: affordable, healthy, natural, clean food--safety-tested and clearly labeled to enable consumers to exercise free choice--the powers that be seem intent upon taking away our right to know what's been done to our food and instead delivering another message: Let them eat hormones, feces, chemicals, dioxin, antibiotics... Government and corporation hacks use so-called "risk assessment" and "cost accounting" to tell us it's "too expensive" to clean-up food industry practices, even as the Centers for Disease Control admit that 20 to 80 million people a year get food poisoning; and published data indicate that environmental and food-related cancer rates are steadily increasing."

Seven drugs approved since 1993 have been withdrawn after reports of deaths and severe side effects. A two-year Los Angeles Times investigation has found that the FDA approved each of those drugs while disregarding danger signs or blunt warnings from its own specialists.


Other topics of interest:

Newest Research On Why You Should Avoid Soy
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)

"...the soybean contains large quantities of natural toxins or "antinutrients". First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are large, tightly folded proteins that are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking. They can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake. In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer. Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors and haemagglutinin are growth inhibitors."

The health claims of the soy industry have one purpose and one purpose alone - to sell more soy! That's why you'll only hear about the benefits of soy from the industry, but thinks all consumers deserve the right to make an informed choice about what they are eating and feeding to their children, their household pets and their livestock.

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."

Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food

More than half of America's processed grocery products — from corn flakes to granola bars to diet drinks — contain genetically altered ingredients. They are unlabeled and untested, and we are eating them. Your Right to Know is a complete, full-color reference guide outlining how unmarked genetically modified foods go from the factory to the family dining table, and what consumers can do about the health risks they present. This accessible guide is for concerned parents — as well as anyone concerned about genetically altered foods — who want to know more about the potential health risks, the organic alternatives, and the methods available to counter the corporate takeover of the food we eat.

Engineered Fats and Oils and The Degenerative Disease Epidemic

Scientists now say that aggressive forms of GE corn, let loose in Oaxaca, may drive native species to extinction, causing the loss of irreplaceable cultivars."The degenerative disease epidemic that wracks the nation came coincidentally with the introduction of engineered fats and oils. It is the type of fats and oils that we consume that is directly correlated to the rise of epidemic degenerative disease; it is not the amount of fats and oils that we eat that causes the problem. It is by chronically consuming the fats and oils that cause degenerative disease that we impair our ability to consume healthy fats and oils. We also impair our ability to consume carbohydrates and thus become Diabetic and Obese."
The European Union recently banned imports of Canadian honey because Canadian producers cannot guarantee their honey is free of pollen from GM plants not yet approved by the EU
"Today nothing that the Heart Specialist does cures Heart Disease. Heart Disease, like Diabetes and many, many similar systemic failures, is due largely, if not entirely, to the consequences of bad engineering in our fats and oils industry. The transfats and other toxic isomers in our engineered fats and oils are well understood to damage our cellular membranes, to interfere with cellular respiration, to inhibit glucose transport, to set in motion consequences that corrode our arteries, damage our eyesight, devastate our kidneys, destroy our venous system, and directly cause the large array of similar systemic problems. There is even evidence to link these engineered fats and oils to our incredible Cancer epidemic through their interference with cellular respiration. These toxic fats and oils have even been linked to epidemic ADHD in our schools. It is important to know enough about fats and oils to be able to make kitchen use of them and to make intelligent food selections of these all important substances. It's really not complicated, when information is presented with the intent to inform instead of to deceive." Thomas Smith, author of Insulin: Our Silent Killer

Health benefits of good fats and oils
Fats and Oils That Can Save Your Life

Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases. Recent research suggests that ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and lignans in flaxseed modulate the immune response and may play a beneficial role in the clinical management of autoimmune diseases


Refined table salt v/s organic unrefined sea salt
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 salt.


The Bitter Truth About Aspartame
(NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/Canderal/Benevia, etc.)

"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" Learn about the Legal class action against aspartame.

  • 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.

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 GE 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?



Beware of Canola Oil
Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the mustard family of plants. Rape is the most toxic of all food-oil plants. Like soy, rape is a weed. Insects will not eat it; it is deadly poisonous! The oil from the rape seed is a hundred times more toxic than soy oil.

There is considerable controversy with regard to canola oil and the rape seed plant. One aim of my website is to present views which do not necessarily conform to the views of the establishment. It is very easy to find views which conform to the establishment's views. It is very often difficult to find opposing views. Therefore, you can read the views presented on my website and then visit other websites which present opposing views, and then you can make up your own mind. (see links to conventional website in support of canola oil below). Shirley - The following excerpt is from John Thomas' book: Young again: How to Reverse the Aging Process published by Promotion Publishing, San Diego

Scientists have known for years that the isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function and cause goiters in otherwise healthy children and adults. Researchers at Cornell University Medical College said that children who got soy formula were more likely to develop thyroid disease and that twice as many diabetic children had received soy formula in infancy as compared to non-diabetic children. In fact, in other countries such as Switzerland, England, Australia and New Zealand, public health officials recommend highly restricted medically monitored use of soy for babies and for pregnant women.

Learn more: Outbreak of lupus, multiple sclerosis and other immune disorders linked to canola and soy



Healing Clay - Healing Earth Clay is renowned to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans. Bentonite, Pascalite, as well as other types of healing clays, have been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. According to Knishinsky, benefits reported by people using liquid clay for a period of two to four weeks include: improved intestinal regularity; relief from chronic constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and ulcers; a surge in physical energy; clearer complexion; brighter, whiter eyes; enhanced alertness; emotional uplift; improved tissue and gum repair; and increased resistance to infections. Clay works on the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched by its healing energies, he notes. "The eating of clay has been observed in [ native ] peoples and animals in all parts of the world since antiquity. Early writers described the widespread use of kanwa ( earth from a lick near Lake Chad ) for animals and humans in Nigeria. Long journeys were made to [ this ] lick to obtain a tribal supply of this earth, and it was then issued as rations to cattle and humans... learn more

Other Earth Cure: Fulvic Acids and Shilajit Fulvic Acid and Shilajit are involved in complex biochemical reactions in living plants and animals, which directly influence the very metabolic processes at the cellular level. Fulvic acid is a humic substance or extract. Humic substances are found in rich humus soil in trace amounts and are considered nature's own best medicine for plants, animals, humans, and the Earth itself. To the science of living cells, fulvic acids are vital in bringing substantial amounts of nutrients and minerals into water solution and delivering their living energies to the living cells. Fulvic acid assists every stage of cellular metabolism and is the most powerful, natural electrolyte known. It restores electrical balance to damaged cells, neutralizes toxins and can eliminate food poisoning within minutes. Shilajit in Sanskrit means "conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness". It comes from the rocks in the lower Himalayas and is the most important natural remedy of Ayurvedic medicine. The active principle of shilajit is fulvic acid. Traditionally considered a panacea and a strong kidney tonic, it increases the core energy responsible for your sexual and spiritual power, the same force that is withered by stress and anxiety. “There is hardly any curable disease which cannot be controlled or cured with the aid of Shilajit.” - Famous Indian Vaid Charak (1st Century A.D. It is used by the indigenous system of medicine in India, Hakims and Vaids and traditional healers, in a great variety of diseases: genitourinary diseases, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, asthma, gall stones, jaundice, painful and bleeding piles, enlarged liver and spleen, fermentative dyspepsia, digestive disorders, worms, renal and bladder calculi, nervous debility, sexual neurasthenia, hysteria, anaemia and in bone fracture.

"Bee Pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food, containing all of the 22 elements that the human body requires to function, provides you with 135 essential nutrients, a vast array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. Human consumption of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other religious books, and ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. It has long been prescribed by traditional health practitioners-including the fathers of Western medicine Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Pythagoras-for its healing properties. Bee pollen rejuvenates the body, stimulates organs and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life span. Bee pollen's ability to consistently and noticeably increase energy levels makes it a favorite substance among many world class athletes and those interested in sustaining and enhancing quality performance." Steve Schecter N.D.

Marine Plants To Nourish, Boost Immunity and Detoxify
Sea Vegetables (Spirulina - kelp - Chlorella) have been acknowledged as a detoxifyer, a balanced nourishment and a miraculous healing plant. Ocean/Sea algae are the richest natural source of minerals, trace minerals and rare earth elements.

"There is no family of foods more protective against radiation and environmental pollutants than sea vegetables ... sea vegetables can prevent assimilation of different radionuclitides, heavy metals such as cadmium, and other environmental toxins." Steven Schecter, N.D.
Many kinds of seaweed are eaten by people because they are full of vitamins and iodine. Asian cultures use seaweed like green beans and carrots are used in the United States. One of seaweed's most prominent health benefits is its ability to remove radioactive strontium and other heavy metals from our bodies. Whole brown seaweeds (not granulated) such as kelp contain alginic acid which binds with the toxins in the intestines rendering them indigestible and carries them out of the system.

Salt Deficiency: the cause of many serious diseases
When organic, unrefined salt lack in your diet, weakness and sickness follow.
An abundance of the ingredients in unrefined real salt (not common table salt) are as synonymous with life today as they were a billion years ago before single cells appeared here. Lack of them is synonymous with birth defects, organ failure, decay, diseases, premature aging and death at a young age. more about real salt

A further look at healing with nature. Nature provides us with a simple, straightforward system for regaining and maintaining superb human health and beauty.

  • Healing with Food: Most human illnesses and diseases are due to a deficiency of vital nutrients. When you supply your body with the proper nutrients, in a form that your body can use, it knows how to repair itself.
  • Healing through Fasting: Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism.
  • Healing with Water: Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to heal the sick.
  • Healing with Sunlight: Sunlight helps the body heal wounds and injuries and overcome virtually any illness.
  • Healing with Earth: Clay is renowned to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans.
  • Healing with Plants: Plants have the power to supply the bodies’ life force with the energies it needs to restore and maintain health.
  • Healing with Urine: One of the most powerful, most researched and most medically proven natural cures ever discovered.
  • Healing from the Hives: Bee pollen rejuvenates your body, stimulates organs and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life span.

Basic Healing Principles: The body has an innate capacity to heal itself. Self-healing can only occur once the cause of the illness has been eliminated. Why elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease? Physicians and surgeons palliate symptoms instead of removing causes.
Emerging Viruses: AIDS &Ebola--Nature, Accident or Intentional? (book and video)Book cover about Aids was wrong? AIDS/HIV/AZT
What if everything you thought you knew about AIDS was wrong? A growing number of scientists world-wide have publicly denounced the total failure of the HIV/AIDS hypothesis, questioned the meaning of the "AIDS test", and criticized the use of AZT which has been proven to be a toxic poison that makes the patient sicker and is actually the cause of AIDS deaths. The group includes scientists such as Kary Mullis, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1993 for inventing the polymerase chain reaction used to test for HIV, Peter H. Duesberg, Ph.D., a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley and Charles Thomas, PhD., Former chair of the Cell Biology Department, Scripps Research Institute - Healing AIDS: a holistic approach.

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