Disclaimer for Shirley's Wellness Cafe

Consumer Alert! Raising Public Awareness of Modern Day Hazards

Contact Shirley for Assistance

Cutting Edge Blade of an Environmental Apocalypse

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."

Big Food and 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 cloned.
  • 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? )
  • Allowing Filth and Chemical Poisons In Industrial Food - Whether we’re talking about deadly e-coli in hamburgers or spinach, commercial 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.
Page Divider
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

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Can Be Costly - Over $2000 if You Break One!

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs 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

Two potted 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!

Page Divider
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

The 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.

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."

Page Divider
Sun Bathing in moderation promotes radiant health

Contrary to popular belief, sunbathing actually promotes radiant health
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.

Page Divider

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.

What 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 Micronuclei are a definitive pre-cursor of irradiated human cells splinter into fragments called micronuclei. 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.

how mobile phone radiation penetrates the brain 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 conditions"

Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age An 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 stress responses.
  • 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."
Page Divider

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

Page Divider
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.

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 year.

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.

Page Divider
Educate our Immune Systems

Marlice Vonck DVM - "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."

To protect myself from air pollution, I take milk thistle extract and Immunocal everyday. Literally hundreds of research studies, mostly in Europe, have confirmed the remarkable ability of milk thistle and Immunocal 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

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."

Page Divider
Milk The Deadly Poison (pasteurized)

Milk: The deadly poisonMilk 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.

Genetically Engineered Foods, Biotech Foods, and 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 reactions to certain medications? To environmental factors and toxic chemicals? To flea and tick 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."