A. On loose fruits and vegetables, look at the Price Look Up (PLU) sticker. If the produce is organic, the code will contain five-digits beginning with 9. Non-organic counterparts will have four digits. (Example: Organically grown bananas will be 94011, compared to 4011 for those treated with chemicals and pesticides.) A five-digit PLU beginning with 8 means the item is genetically modified, which some research indicates may pose health risks.
To bear the green-and-white “USDA Organic” seal, packaged organics must be certified by any of the 50 USDA-accredited certified agents and contain at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt). Those with at least 70 percent organically produced ingredients may use the words “made with organic ingredients” but cannot have the green-and-white USDA seal. Some may have labels with a different color combination. Mislabeling can result in fines of up to $11,000 per violation.
At farmers stands and markets, where organics may cost less because of low shipping costs and no middlemen, it can be trickier to vet what you’re getting – especially when they lack PLU stickers.
Under the USDA’s National Organic Program, farmers who market their products as “organic” also must – or at least should – have their wares certified by a USDA-accredited agent (or face fines if caught). If it’s touted as “certified,” you can ask to see a copy of the organic certification paperwork. Vendors are supposed to have it on-hand.
Some farmers use legitimate organic growing practices but choose not to enter the certification process. Those earning less than $5,000 a year selling at booths are exempt. So even if not touted as “certified,” you should feel free to ask, “How was this food grown?” and let the answer guide your choice to buy.
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Only learn Tantra because you love the art of authentic love and holistic healing. Never do anything just for money. Our training is best for people who are natural healers and or compassionate empaths.
How Holistic Tantra Wellness is changing the world?
1. Over 50.4 million people die annually because of preventable illnesses. Our training will solve most preventable illnesses. (We provide Holistic Tantra Wellness Training and Free Housing.)
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3. Tantra Wellness could eliminate most illnesses, trauma, unhealthy relationships & emotional issues. Health care should never be about money… we empower you to heal people for free while attracting amazing abundance.
4.Tantra Holistic Wellness could create millions of off the grid cash based jobs, worldwide. We could create millions of high paying cash jobs while healing the planet for free.
5. Tantra could eliminate poverty, addiction & violence, globally. How? Tantra Wellness is an authentic form of holistic healing for the soul, heart, body and mind.
Over 47 million people in the US are unemployed or underemployed. Over 25 million people are homeless or living with family, friends and or outside. Tantra Holistic Wellness is very popular globally; if you’re educated, healthy, emotionally grounded you will make $100 to $500 per session. You can easily see 2 to 4 clients daily.
Our training provides a Quick Start Training section with videos that will help you get started within 24 or 48 hours. Ana will create you a web page on our wellness site, allowing you to attract screened clients. Most wellness therapists create $1500 cash gifts the first week.We also recommend you giveaway free sessions from your heart and help all people, not just those who can pay. Why not, once weekly help women in a homeless shelter.
How things work.
Our comprehensive materials will train you, help you setup your business, provide marketing and help you operate a safe legal service. We provide ongoing support during your training. Once, you’ve completed your studies, you will have an open book test, once completed it takes a few weeks too receive your certification. You can start working prior to receiving your certification.
Who are we?
The Global Sharing Community has inspired over 17 million people to transition off the money system, since, 2001. We provide tools that empowers people to move to sharing & sustainable communities.
Our global sharing community provides: free housing, free organic food, free authentic online education for all, and healthcare. The gifts you give to the world, must be kind, loving, empowering, free, bartered, gifted and or discounted. Over the last 18 years, our amazing staff has certified teachers, worked with groups, individuals, and couples. We’ve trained over 186,000 Tantra Holistic Wellness Students & clients worldwide! Our goal is to teach people to be emotionally and physically healthy. In addition, our global community empowers people to become financially self-sustainable.
How long have we been in business
GSC has certified people worldwide in the Art of Tantra for 18 years. Thus far, we have trained over 186,000 plus holistic teachers and clients.
How did we certify so many healers in 18 years?
Eighteen years ago, our company was so excited about the healing arts we charged far below our competitors, so, we can empower as many people as possible to become self-sustainable. We also certify Tantra Teachers who train students.
We will help you find Free Housing & Free Organic Food after your training… Learn how to never worry about money, AGAIN! Learn how to live abundantly in a global sharing community!
Is Holistic Tantra Wellness Legal?
Yes, we are 100% legal. Tantric Yoga is over 10,000 years old and practiced worldwide. We teach 6 different forms of Tantra, holistic modalities, health and spiritual training. Tantra Yoga is legal, globally.
Why is our Holistic Tantra Wellness Training more comprehensive and less expensive than our competitors?
Simple. We are paying it forward and making our training affordable. We know the Art of Tantra Yoga will change the world. We have a soul desire to empower as many people as possible. If people learned the Art of Tantra and Holistic Wellness… they can immediately get off the grid, live for free globally while healing the planet. Move to safe, loving and peaceful communities.
Our competitors charge from $3250 to $20,000. We also provide comprehensive study materials on holistic wellness, free housing, and free global communities, our competitors don’t provide this component. Most importantly, our staff will work with you along this amazing journey. Tantra Yoga is taught worldwide to children and adults, it’s nothing to fear.
Ninety percent of our students make $1500 the first week and by the first month, you should be attracting $3000 plus weekly. After our kind training, please pay it forward and provide a percentage of your business as a donation based services to your community. We know many healers who donate their services and become millionaires. Join our free wellness network and or members will provide a gift. We could eliminate 85% of disease and eliminate the need for insurance companies and traditional doctors.
Our verifiable testimonials?
”I took this Holistic Wellness Training 7 years ago and within one week my life changed! I love the healing arts and my income went from $300 to $1500 plus weekly, immediately. The best part is I teach Tantra Holistic Wellness Nationwide while living off the grid. I simply heal women with trauma… my clients are amazing. “ Izzika
”I was certified 10 years ago by Love and it literally changed my life. My daughter and I were poor and depressed. Tantra taught me how to love and be free. Love worked with me and it allowed me to start working within 2 days. Now, I attract amazing people, met my husband and create $90,000 cash income annually. Visit my site and contact me if you wish.” Enter
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“I’m 39 years’ young yoga loving vegan. One of my yoga students told me about the Tantra Wellness Training. I took the training and became a ‘Lingam Expert’ and I also help men who have trauma — open up their heart chakra to become better partners and lovers. The first week in business I attracted 79 clients. I was shocked! My first month in business I legally made $18,000. The amount of abundance was crazy for me to even conceive. This is a tax-free gifting service. I can’t believe I wasted 4 years in college and $85,000 and I was only able to get a job paying $3200 monthly.The Art of Tantra taught me to be my authentic self! I don’t do Tantra for the money… my sessions are donation based. I do it breathe.
I highly recommend this training! If you can’t imagine healing people and being successful, this may not be for you. You have to be fearless, open-minded and loving. Best money ever spent!” Olia
”I was referred to Love… over 7 years ago. I’m a certified healer, but, wanted to learn the Tantric Arts. Damn… what an amazing journey it has been over the last 7 years! I love Tantra yoga, it has set me free. As a divine black man, Tantra has helped me to leave the grid / matrix and live free of oppression. I travel the world and daily I simply teach love. Here is my modest page. Contact me if you need to talk or make an appointment.” Enter
”I can’t believe I spent $80,000 plus on my college education? I have a degree in journalism and I found a job for $35,000 annually. How can I live off of $35,000 in New Jersey? I have always loved holistic health, so, I was referred to this wellness training and it blew my life away! I moved to Hawaii, I work with a retreat and make $100,000 annually. I was certified in 2005 for $495, the best investment I’ve ever made. I wish I never went to college, such a waste of time and debt.” Asiani from NY/NJ
Who should teach Tantra & Holistic Wellness?
Our program is perfect for the massage therapist, healthcare workers, students, seniors, the handicap, the blind, vets, and people who simply love the authentic Art of Healing. All you need is a compassionate heart and the desire to heal.
What to expect the first 24-hours?
In 24-Hours, you will start the most magnificent internal journey of your life. Tantra Yoga & Holistic Wellness will teach you to become a loving conduit of healing light. You can sell your gifts, and or freely gift this amazing healing energy to the world.
There are many holistic healers who simply gift this divine healing without thought of money. John of God, Dr. Sebi and Mr. Wickey, an Amish farmer. These healers attract people globally and their clients lovingly gift them cash, goods or services. They have all become millionaires. Never focus on money… only selfless gratitude and compassion.
Do I Need Experience?
All you need to succeed is a great work ethic, a kind honest heart and compassion, a deep love to heal, the desire to learn our materials, and a desire to transform and empower people.
You need a phone and computer with an internet connection. We recommend good communication skills and an excellent warm personality for customer service. You will fail if you don’t have exceptional customer service skills. Excellent customer service means you have an authentically kind and loving personality, compassion, ethics and emotionally and physically healthy. Holistic Tantra Wellness will inspire you to become self-sustainable financially, healthy and embrace a holistic lifestyle.
How much is the Holistic Tantra Wellness Training?
Most, Holistic Tantra Wellness Certifications starts at $3000 to $20,000. Why? Tantra Wellness is very lucrative and can be practiced worldwide. You can make $500 – $1200 daily teaching Tantra Wellness. If you hire people you can make 10 times more. Our training is a fraction of the cost ($100 to $795). Get started with $100 and pay as you learn.
What will our training consist of?Our goal is to make our training affordable to everyone. Why? We think Tantra Wellness can change the world. Tantra means living in Bliss! Learn how to create high vibration energy and authentic relationships.
- You’ll become financially sustainable. That means you will never have to work for anyone, again. Make your own hours. If you work 20 hours weekly, you can make $3000 plus weekly. You will make $300 per session in cash. All our training modalities are legally certified. Gift your services and attract
- Our materials are affordable. Make up to $1200 daily. Our competitors charge between $3000 and $20,000. Make a loving gift / payment and receive our comprehensive Tantra Wellness materials within 1 to 24 hours. Get started immediately and work while training. Start booking clients, immediately.
- Our loving staff will provide kind support while you build your service. Love has worked with thousands of therapist and clients over the last 18 years. Love thinks Tantra Wellness, a Sharing Community & Veganism would change the world, decrease pre-mature deaths by 80% and create a more positive, sustainable and productive world.
- Work 4 to 6 hours daily and make $300 to $1200 cash daily. Teach people to self-heal, the Art of Tantra, and many healing modalities.
- In 24-hours, Ana will set up your wellness page and begin marketing your services. Clients pay for screening for safety purposes. (You can work from home, create a cool retreat, work online or visit your screened clients.) You can also hire and train therapist and triple your income. You can also be a blogger and sell our Tantra Training and make six-figures.
- Become a Tantra Healing Expert and create $10,000 plus monthly. You are paid daily in cash and can work worldwide, legally.
- After we receive your kind payment, you will immediately receive our 1000 plus page comprehensive Tantra Wellness Training Certification Materials. We also provide (12 plus) open source wellness training eBooks. We provide an extensive open source Tantra Wellness Video Library with over 1000 wellness videos! Legally Work worldwide. Tantra is 100% legal. Learn how to set up your business from start to finish within 24 hours.
- Barter your Tantra services and receive; free housing, free organic food, free travel, free medical and much more. You don’t need money to live… just a great skill and an awesome personality & work ethic. We also recommend becoming a vegan for the health benefits.
- Our training is perfect for people who are healers, college students, seniors, the handicap, men, women, and people who are returning to society, etc…
- Receive our Best Selling eBook of all time, for free. Never Be Poor, AGAIN! Money is an emotional issue, not a financial issue.
- Work with individual clients at your home, at a retreat, nursing homes, on Skype, and or visit their location.
- Start a Meetup.com group and teach Tantra in the park or at a studio. (Your meetup will be wildly popular)
- Work with couples and heal families. You can work online or in person. Work with the handicap, Vets & nursing homes. There’s a large segment of the population who are never touched, seen or loved.
- Conduct workshops worldwide in person or online.
- Barter Wellness services for free: rent, car or food & travel.
- Create a worldwide network/group.
- Specialize in one area. For example,: Eliminating ED, reduce obesity, help people with trauma, and or women recovering from breast cancer. (This is a huge issue globally.) Work with women, couples, etc…
- Most importantly, become and expert and make a plan on what you want to do.
Also, decided how much income you want to create. Plan to succeed.
My Tantra Journey.
Did you know 85% of all diseases can be healed naturally?
I don’t advocate expensive health insurance, profit based pharmaceuticals that maintain illness and don’t address the real issue. It’s been proven that diabetes, most cancers, and heart disease can be cured in a matter of months… without medication, and harmful chemo. Our healthcare industry is based on making stockholders huge profits from insurance companies; not based on the best interest of the people.
What is the 3rd Leading Killer of Humans?
Hospitals and doctors are the third leading killers of people. My brother spent one week in the hospital for pneumonia and was charged over $100,000. That’s crazy. The future is non-evasive holistic healing modalities that date back 10,000 years.
Why People Love our Holistic Wellness Training?
Our Tantra Training has been downloaded over 169,000 times–by people who don’t believe in traditional pharmaceutical based wellness. Intuitive Holistic Healing is the future… why not solve a medical issue with a 95 cents box of baking powder than $200 medication that is made from baking powder?
Get started today! Make $3,000 plus cash weekly. Start booking clients tomorrow and create a daily off the grid cash income! This wildly popular online training will radically change your life, immediately! This is a certified program. There are Chinese healers, amazing holistic healers worldwide who can cure cancer and most illnesses naturally.
What you will learn with our Tantra Holistic Wellness Training:
- We provide (13 Holistic Wellness eBook & 1100 Wellness eVideos.) tools that will assist you in your Holistic Wellness training journey. For example, how to reverse and heal diabetes, cancers, heart disease, obesity and much more, naturally. All healing modalities are natural and non-toxic and available over the counter or online.
- How to exchange Tantra for free housing, free organic food, free travel, free education, free health care and much more. Work at healing retreats and live for free, globally.
- You will work on your clients physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- Work in person with clients and or online.
- Teach authentic relationships.
- Eliminate stress and fear and how to create a dynamic life!
- Learn how to attract great clients and grow a healthy service.
- Shift your state of consciousness… allowing an abundant, effortless and joyful life.
- Heal your clients sexually.
- Eliminate Fear.
- Look 15 to 20 years younger with a holistic lifestyle.
- Teach fasting & detoxification.
- Teach Self-Healing techniques.
- Help women become comfortable with their bodies & self-worth.
- Help men eliminate ED, PE, and other health issues. (You will suggest proven natural techniques)
- Release your client’s emotional blocks forever with NLP!
- Teach your clients how to eliminate pain/chronic pain naturally.
- Conduct lymphatic techniques.
- Conduct face & head techniques.
- Conduct basic Ayurveda techniques.
- Conduct Asian Thai massage.
- Conduct basic Reiki techniques.
- Conduct healing Tantra Massage on your clients.
- Teach your clients how to live a life of bliss.
- Work with individuals, couples and or groups.
- Teach your clients how to attract amazing relationships and eliminate divorce.
Take your service to another level… learn Tantra Wellness techniques that will explode your business. All included in our training materials.
We cover Charles Muir, Margot Anand, Shri Kali, Jwala, Devi, & Soorya Ravijj–Tantra Wellness techniques. Tantra teaches self-healing and love.
– Teach energy meridians,
– Heal disease through breathing techniques.
– Enjoy Sexual Magical Play,
– Manifesting Danka and Dakini,
– Learn Zero Balancing,
– Learn how to read a body’s Physical and Energetic Patterns,
– Expand your Chakras.
– Learn the Key Principles of Triads,
– Teach Advanced Breath,
– Heal Physiological and Neurological Wounds,
– Heal PTSD for Vets and Victims of Trauma,
– Learn Prostate Health.
– Learn how to Honor the Lingam and Yoni,
– Expanding Safe Sex,
– Learn Sub-Pranas,
– Learn White Tantra for Beginners,
– Teach Kundalini awakening techniques,
– Teach Nyasa,
– Learn Advanced Tantra massage,
– Learn Seventeen Avenues to Success through Referral Magic,
– Receive our Extensive Tantra Video Library (1000 plus Videos).
When can I start & where can I work?
You can start working once you receive our materials via email. You can live almost anywhere in the world. Holistic Tantra Wellness is legal worldwide. You can work from home (we show you how to set up a professional space), visit your clients, work on Skype, conduct workshops or rent a cool studio space. You can also barter your Tantric Yoga skills for free housing and food. We recommend you purchase our Free Housing Directory @ FreeHouseShare.com.
Where is the training?
We send you all the materials to your computer. You will study online and work with clients in person. We provide 13 comprehensive e-Books and 1150 e-Videos.
Can I work with a Tantra Expert?
You can learn the Art of Tantra in person with Love, but, it will cost you an additional $500. We provide over 1000 videos that will help you learn all our techniques.
How much money can I make?
You have two cool choices. 1. You can heal people for free or donation. 2. Or, you can charge. Your income is based on your level of expertise, professionalism, personality and personal well-being. If you smoke, overweight and unprofessional… you may not attract as many clients. (A few years back I went to see a Holistic Healer and she looked so unhealthy and her office was cluttered. I simply turned around and walked out the door.) Your personal success in anything in life is contingent on you.
If you have good communication skills, a great work ethic, a fun personality, and professional, have a nice work-space, if you’re physically healthy, and love what you do–you will make an excellent income. You can make $600 to $1000 daily. If you see 3-4 amazing clients daily, you’ll make $1000 plus.
If you live in a good size city or near a large city you will make $1000 to $3500 weekly. If you see 10 clients weekly, you will make $3000 plus in cash. This means you work 20 hours weekly. Make your own hours. Keep in mind, there are 168 hours in a week. You can easily make $3000 in 20 hours. Not bad.
Where can I see clients?
You can see your clients at your client’s home, condo, boat, plane, apartment, Skype, assisted living or nursing home. You can also create a great space in your home and invite screened clients to your house. (Most therapists work from home or secure a studio.) You can also travel worldwide and work through retreats and pre-book clients.
Take this training only if… (PLEASE READ!)
ONLY TAKE OUR TRAINING IF… Your positive, have a healthy self-worth, open-minded, embrace holistic wellness, tolerante, non-judgmental, naturally kind, research oriented, physically healthy, believe in self-healing, open to abundance, and expect the best in life and desire empowering others! This training is for you!
Our training is perfect for…
Students, conscious individuals, seniors, couples, healers, holistic healers, naturalist, raw foodist or vegans. Everyone has the ability to create the life they desire. Most people don’t live the life they want because of personal fears.
DO NOT take this training if…
If you don’t believe in your personal power–your clients will not be attracted to you. If you’re only motivated by money–our training will not work for you. If you’re negatively oriented, unethical, embrace feelings of shame about the human body, negative about sex and fearful of life and your power–this training isn’t for you. If you’re dogmatic about religion, intolerant, judgmental, critical, unkind, unhappy, have a poverty mindset–this training isn’t for you. You need to be healthy to help others.
How much for our amazing training?
(Make $1200 plus Legally, Daily) Start working in a few days. Learn and work as you go! (All our competitors charge $3000 to $25,000 for Tantra Wellness Training… our intention is to empower people to Never Work for Anyone, AGAIN!)
Comprehensive Tantra Wellness Training. Receive our popular 1000 page eBook, 1100 plus Open Source Wellness Videos & a dozen more Open Source Tantra & Wellness eBooks and our open-book certification. We do not allow printing of our 1000 page eBook. You can print all other eBooks. Our step-by-step training will allow you to start working in a 24-hours. Love, provides a dynamic free webpage and marketing.
If you need help or payment assistance contact Love @ 502.233.4544
$149.95 (Holistic Massage Certification) Make $400 plus Cash Daily. (We recommend this training if you can’t afford our Tantra Wellness)
$495 | Tantra Wellness Training w Specializing in ED & Holistic Modalities) Make $1200 to $2400 Daily. (Good for 24-Hours) $2500 Value. (Receive: Tantra Training Manuel (900 pages), 13 Wellness books (Open Source), 1100 Tantra & Wellness Video library, 1 professional Webpage and Marketing w/ Clients. We also provide phone support. Become an ED & Holistic Expert.
$1500 (Train 50 Tantra Wellness Teachers Globally) Make $10,000 to $50,000 monthly for $1500. (Good for 24-Hours) $3,500 Value. (All your students will receive our materials without support. (Receive: Tantra Training Manuel (800 pages), 13 Wellness books (Open Source), 1100 Tantra & Wellness Video library, 1 professional Webpage and Marketing w/ Clients.
$2500 (Train 100 Tantra Wellness Teachers Globally) Make $20,000 to $30,000 monthly for $2500. (Also, live for free at a holistic retreat) (Good for 24-Hours) $16,000 Value. Best Selling Package. (All your students will receive our materials without support. (Receive: Tantra Training Manuel (800 pages), 13 Wellness books (Open Source), 1100 Tantra & Wellness Video library, 1 professional Webpage and Marketing w/ Clients.
By Dr. Mercola
Mounting research shows there’s a compelling link between a particular kind of protein and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
What’s so intriguing about that is this protein, called TDP-43, behaves like toxic and infectious proteins known as prions, which are responsible for the brain destruction that occurs in Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease;1 two types of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Mad Cow Disease affects cows, while Chronic Wasting Disease is a neurological disease found in deer and elk. As explained in Scientific American:2
“Prions are misshapen yet durable versions of proteins normally present in nerve cells that cause like proteins to misfold and clump together, starting a chain reaction that eventually consumes entire brain regions.
In the past 15 years, scientists have learned that such a process may be at work not only in mad cow and other exotic diseases but also in major neurodegenerative disorders…”
As Many as Half of Alzheimer’s Patients Have Prion-Like Proteins
According to research3 published in 2011, TDP-43 pathology is detected in 25-50 percent of Alzheimer’s patients, particularly in those with hippocampal sclerosis, characterized by selective loss of neurons in the hippocampus, which is associated with memory loss.
Research presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) also revealed Alzheimer’s patients with TDP-43 were 10 times more likely to have been cognitively impaired at death than those without it.4,5
But how do you end up with TDP-43?
CAFO—A Common Denominator for Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease
While some prions6 serve beneficial cell functions; others, acting like an infectious agent, are known to cause neurodegeneration. TDP-43 is in this latter category.
The common denominator between Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease7 is forcing natural herbivores to eat animal parts, so is it possible humans are being infected with TDP-43 via contaminated meats?
The evidence is certainly suggestive, and from my perspective, it’s just one more reason to avoid all meats from livestock raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Remember that nearly all meat in restaurants are from CAFO animals.
CAFOs are major warehouse-style growing facilities where animals are crowded together by the thousands, and fed a completely unnatural diet of glyphosate-containing genetically engineered (GE) grains mixed with antibiotics. That alone is a recipe for out-of-control spread of disease, both among animals and humans.
When you add in the practice of feeding herbivores meat and animal byproducts, the situation can become even more complex and problematic.
Mad Cow is a man-made plague, created by a CAFO system that “cannibalizes” herbivores, and it can spread like wildfire as the remains of a single diseased animal may contaminate feed given to thousands of animals in different locations.
We now know that one of the primary modes of transmission of Mad Cow Disease is by feeding cows bone meal and waste products from other cattle infected with the disease. As a result, it’s now illegal to feed beef-based products to cows.
However, in its limited wisdom the beef industry still uses a feed product known as “chicken litter,” and that too can introduce Mad Cow disease into our food system.
Chicken litter consists of a rendered down mix of chicken manure, dead chickens, feathers, and spilled chicken feed—the latter of which includes cow meat and bone meal, the very ingredients that are supposed to be off limits for cows.
Pigs, chickens, and turkeys can also be fed cattle byproducts, and current laws permit byproducts of those animals to be fed back to cattle8 as well. This is a second loophole that can allow Mad Cow agents to infect healthy cattle—and you, should you end up eating any of these infected meats.
Similarly, Chronic Wasting Disease is the result of domesticating wild animals and feeding them an unnatural diet. The disease is often imported and spread via game farm animals.
Infected deer and elk shed the infectious prions in saliva and urine, starting around three months after being infected. They remain contagious for the remainder of their life, contaminating land and water as they go along.
Game farms cater to hunters who are more or less guaranteed a kill, and the potential for these infectious prions to spread to humans through consumption of infected game animals is another serious concern.9,10
The CAFO-Alzheimer’s Connection
If you eat meat from a cow infected with Mad Cow Disease, you can contract the human version of the disease, known as Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). As noted by Center for Food Safety,11 which reported on the 2012 Mad Cow outbreak:
“Tissue from infected cows’ central nervous systems (including brain or spinal cord) is the most infectious part of a cow. Such tissue may be found in hot dogs, taco fillings, bologna, and other products containing gelatin, and ground or chopped meat.
People who eat contaminated beef products are at risk of contracting the human version of mad cow disease… The disease slowly eats holes in the brain over a matter of years, turning it sponge-like, and invariably results in death…
The incubation period for ‘mad cow’ disease in cattle is thought to be approximately five years; it may be latent in humans for a decade or more before manifesting itself.”
Just last year, Mad Cow claimed the life of a Texas man—the fourth American victim of the disease.12 Symptoms of vCJD are similar to Alzheimer’s and include staggering, memory loss, impaired vision, and dementia,13 and there’s no known cure.
An intriguing suggestion is that Alzheimer’s is a slower moving version of Mad Cow disease, acquired by eating contaminated CAFO meats… TDP-43 might also “predispose” you to Parkinson’s, or Lou Gehrig’s, just as easily as Alzheimer’s. Which disease ends up materializing may depend on the area of your brain the proteins attack. As noted in a 2014 AlzForum.org article:14
“Pathological TDP-43 appears to follow a set route through the nervous system, and what that route is depends on the disease at hand. Two new papers in Acta Neuropathologica add TDP-43 itineraries for Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration [FTLD] to a previously published staging scheme for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.15
While the starting points and paths taken differ, the disease-specific routes suggest that TDP-43 travels from neuron to neuron along axonal highways… The TDP-43 stages fit with the ongoing theme in neurodegeneration research that these diseases are progressive not only over time, but also in space, as pathological proteins spread throughout the nervous system…
Overall… the FTLD pathology progressed from the front of the brain to the back. This contrasted with the ALS staging system, which began in the motor cortex at the brain’s apex and moved downward and forward from there. ‘The spreading mechanisms could be very similar, but the early focus of pathology seems to be different [between ALS and FTLD]…’”
The Case for Foodborne Alzheimer’s
The idea that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) may be spread via CAFO foods goes back at least a decade. A 2005 study16 published in the journal Medical Hypotheses, titled: Thinking the unthinkable: Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Mad Cow disease: The age-related reemergence of virulent, foodborne, bovine tuberculosis or losing your mind for the sake of a shake or burger, states:
“In the opinion of experts, ample justification exists for considering a similar pathogenesis for Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, and the other spongiform encephalopathies such as Mad Cow disease. In fact, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Alzheimer’s often coexist and at this point are thought to differ merely by time-dependent physical changes. A recent study links up to 13 percent of all ‘Alzheimer’s’ victims as really having Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.” [Emphasis mine]
The researchers also note that bovine tuberculosis serves as a vector for human Mad Cow Disease. Bovine tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium bovis and M. avium-intracellulare or paratuberculosis) is one of the most prevalent disease threats in American CAFOs, and the researchers quote USDA data suggesting that anywhere from 20-40 percent of American dairy herds are infected at any given time!
According to the authors:
“The health risk for milk tainted with M. bovis has been known for decades and there was a time not so long ago when ‘tuberculin-tested’ was printed on every milk container. Schliesser stated that meat from tuberculous animals may also constitute a significant risk of infection.
At the turn of the 20th century, 25 percent of the many US deaths from TB in adults were caused by M. bovis. Dairy products aside, when past and present meat consumption are factored in, there is three times the risk of developing Alzheimer’s in meat eaters as opposed to vegetarians.
The investigation into the causal trail for Creutzfeldt-Jakob, indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s except for its shorter, lethal course might have grown cold where it not for Roel’s and others who linked mad cow in cattle with M. bovis and related paratuberculosis on clinical, pathologic, and epidemiological grounds.
The southwest of the UK, the very cradle of British BSE and CJD outbreaks, saw an exponential increase in bovine tuberculosis just prior to it’s spongiform outbreaks. All of this brings up the unthinkable: that Alzheimer’s, Cruetzfeldt-Jackob, and Mad Cow Disease might just be caused by eating the meat or dairy in consumer products or feed.” [Emphasis mine]
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Could Alzheimer’s disease, which now is the third leading cause of death in the US, may be the result of a slower-acting form of Mad Cow-or Chronic Wasting Disease? As shocking as that may sound, the links between the diseases are compelling, and they all point to one main culprit: factory farming practices, which eliminate hygiene and replace animals’ natural diets with unnatural grain diets, into which animal byproducts are mixed in.
This sets in motion a disease-producing cycle that can only be stopped by reverting back to farming according to natures design. The bottom line is, an animal’s diet matters greatly. You cannot judge the benefits of the animal’s diet based on added weight gain or added milk production alone! There can be all sorts of unforeseen ramifications when you alter the natural course of nature, including man-made scourges like Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease.
Organic, grass-fed, and finished meat that is humanely raised and butchered is really about the only type of meat that is healthy to eat. The following organizations can help you locate farm-fresh foods in your local area that has been raised in a humane, sustainable manner:
Local Harvest This Web site will help you find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies
Eat Wild With more than 1,400 pasture-based farms, Eatwild’s Directory of Farms is one of the most comprehensive sources for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada
Farmers’ Markets A national listing of farmers’ markets
Eat Well Guide The Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, and hotels, and online outlets in the United States and Canada
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture CISA is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms
FoodRoutes The FoodRoutes “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSA’s, and markets near you
By Love Spirit of FYM
People of color could change the world, immediately! People of color make up 90% of the global population. People of color and women make up the majority population of America. White men over 35 make up 20% of the American population. People of color (Africans) started civilization and built 6 industrialized countries with free dehumanizing labor.
How to make White Supremacy Obsolete:
1. People of color must drop-kick false narratives and images about people of color. For example, Adam & Eve were not the first people on earth 6,000 years ago. People of color have no relevant history. Black men are lazy, dangerous & thugs.
Racism / hate is a false belief/concept created by our (Europeans) oppressors to economically dominate the world. People of color are very powerful and makeup 90% of the world’s population. The purpose of racism, sexism, economic oppression and police brutality is to keep the masses poor, separated and distracted from an imperialistic agenda.
Fact: people of color make up 90% of the global population. Europeans created lies to oppress all people of color. Religion(s) were created by man to control and oppress people of color and poor communities. The only way to solve this issue is to simply walk away and stop giving the system our power, money, labor and or energy.
How to make a corrupt system obsolete? All oppressed people must stop renting or buying real estate from (Europeans) people and banks. Only buy or rent housing from people of color and black-owned banks. Do you have $50 plus dollars in savings? it would Be smart and buy a piece of inexpensive land and or a fixer upper house. Visit: Zillow.com, Craigslist.com, and Backpage.com and buy a house or land from $500 plus. Land ownership is king!
Our main interest must be land & building our own homes with organic food gardens. There are over 20 million abandoned homes in America, buy a fixer upper so you can own the land. People of color must buy land! Hire a white person to buy the land for you. Only buy or trade organic food from people of color. Buy everything from people of color…. only work for yourself and or for people of color. If you need help go to Free Resources on this website.
2. People of Color must change our perception of our world.
Fact: West Africans started civilization 3.4 million years ago. The earth is 4.5 billion years old, the Universe is a cool 14.5 billion years old, not 6000 years old.
Fact: All human beings come from West Africa; humanity was birthed from a black woman 280,000 years ago, not from Adam & Eve.
Fact: Africans created Kings, Queens, Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses.
Fact: West Africans created: Agriculture, architecture, language, math, trade, mining, global exploration, art, music, instrument’s, jewels, textiles, the wheel, the car, spices, clothing, the binary code for computers, the cell phone, light, we built the first universities and libraries, we created religions. Most, current religions (Christianity) plagiarized ancient African religious text.
Fact: Kidnapped and enslaved Africans & Indigenous people — built 6 countries and made America the richest country in the world. During slavery–America made over $100 trillion dollars from free black dehumanizing labor. For the last 500 years, Africans have enriched America at an estimated of $250 trillion in free labor, economic terrorism (Black Wall street, Move & Eight other acts of terrorism by the government) & illegal incarceration and stolen land. This means we have the ability to build nations.
3. Only buy / support black businesses. We must start small tax-free cash based services. See below. People of color must shift away from USD currency. We have to gift, barter and or trade for goods and services. Stop using banks and use Bitcoin & black-owned banks.
4. Grow organic food everywhere. (European) supremacist have historically destroyed people of color through Sugar, fats, dairy & meat. Our healthcare industry is the number #2 killer of people of color. People of color have to control our own food production, without exception! You can grow food in 6 days (super foods) for $4. Download our free organic global food map. You can find free healthy food, today.
5. We must home-school children of color and teach them the truth of our history, sciences, evolution, how to start a small business at a young age, how to build shelter, sustainable health care, etc. People of color and poor people must drop kick false man mad religions and dogmas that oppress us. Teach your children to Never Look for a Job, AGAIN!
All People of Color (children & adults) must do the following:
1. POC (People of Color) must grow organic non-GMO foods. You can grow food at home for pennies on the dollars.
2. We must purchase land and build shelter. People of color must buy land globally, before buying a car, house, and or depreciable assets. Stop buying stuff that has no value.
3. Today, Never Ever Look for a Job, AGAIN… we must start a small tax-free cash-based business. (It could be baking cookies or helping seniors.). People of color must own and produce goods and service for our own global community.
4. People of color must homeschool our children–No exception! No one should educate our people except our people. Free Your Mind will show you how to have free homeschooling, college, and graduate school. No Need to Pay for an Education. Education must be FREE! Family, please get rid of your HDTV.
5. We must teach kindness, compassion, love, self-protection, courage and how powerful we are. (These five concepts would change the world.)
6. Every black person must start a small tax-free cash based (off the grid service). You can start a service for free. (sell cookies, produce underwear, lawn care, build houses for people of color, grow food for your community, become a holistic healer, sell toilet tissue, etc.). We provide a cool list of businesses below.
7. Learn how to build and own a sustainable house for under $2500. For example a container house, Haba terra house, etc. Every black person should know how to build a shelter. Once you control your shelter and food you will be independent of (European) people and the system.
8. People of color must leave police occupied communities. In communities like Ferguson, Newark, NJ, Detroit, Chicago, etc… Black people are hunted, murdered and caged for profit. We have to move–No exceptions. Every time you pay taxes or buy from other groups (Europeans) we are oppressing ourselves. Our book, Free Housing Directory will help you find the best places to live for free for people of color.
9. How to make the prison industrial complex obsolete? 1. We must move away from these unhealthy communities, we can’t raise our children in prison camps and that’s what these small communities are. 2. Our children must replace selling drugs and illegal stuff for a real business. A real business can be very lucrative. 3. Our children must be home-schooled. 4. All current prisoners must stop working, immediately. Profits would end and the incentives to lock up black and brown people would end. If you’re coming out of jail… start a business and never look back. If you need free housing, check out our Free Resources. 5. People of Color must create a global network that empowers people of color to leave prison and create abundance and education. Please send this site to incarcerated people.
(1) Immediately, people of color must reject our false narrative. We must embrace a true and positive narrative of self. Ignore all aspects of (European) supremacy… whatever you ignore–no longer to exist. If you are approached by the police or (Europeans) in authority, be quiet, soft and know they have no power and don’t exist. You attract what you focus on and what you think exist. Be polite and ignore the existence of a white supremacist reality. Now, since all humans are from Africa… we are all African. We are all people of color on planet Earth; originating from an African woman some 240,000 years ago. We are only one race, the human race. Ninety percent of all people are good… expect kindness from people who are kind to you.
(2) Stop expecting our oppressors & killers to take care of people of color. We are more than capable of taking care of ourselves. We survived for 3.4 million years.
(3) Expect the best from each other and empower each other. We create what we expect.
(4) Focus on building a new sovereign global community–like the Indians, Amish, Jews, etc. Only eat organic foods–drop kick GMOs and chemicals in the food & water. I recommend becoming a Vegan… it will save your life and the life of many creatures.
(5) People of color must drop kick traditional health care and live a Vegan lifestyle and heal thy self, naturally and almost for free. No need for insurance. (earthclinic.com)
(6) Never ever work for our (European) oppressors unless we are contractors and own our own company.
(7) Simply expect the best from our people and lovingly support each other. If we do these things—our world would change in an instant. Love is every simple. Love is kind. Love is always honest. Love is empowering. Love makes you better. People of color have been trained to distrust each other, this makes it easy for white supremacist to control us through fear and self-doubt. Once again, this is simply an illusion. White supremacy is an intentional illusion we continue to perpetuate by giving it energy and money. For example, black athletes makeup 80% of NBA and NFL and make a small percentage of this trillion dollar industry. If black athletes walked away from this industry, they could change global policies in one week. Imagine how much the black community could make economically if all high school and college black athletes attended black schools.
As The New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander argues, this disparity reflects a fundamental unfairness still at the root of our judicial system: “In many ways, the imagery doesn’t sit right. Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big — big money, big businesses selling weed — after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?”
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Genetically modified organisms are, in a word, contentious. Some see the act of altering a plant’s genetics to generate heartier, more productive crops as a necessity to keep up with the world’s growing food demands. Others consider it playing God — an act whose true repercussions science is yet to understand.
As the debate continues, GMOs have proliferated across the globe in the 18 years since they were introduced, now representing 12% of the world’s total crop area.
Here are 5 things you should know about the state of GMOs.
1. They’ve Grown Tremendously
When genetically modified crops were introduced in 1996, farmers planted them across 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres). Today they cover 175 million hectares, according to International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, a nonprofit group that promotes biotechnology in agriculture and is funded partly by biotech seed makers.
Despite the increase in genetically modified crops in developing nations, ETC Group, a Canadian organization opposed to GMOs, estimates that 80%-90% of the seed planted by farmers in the global South comes from the ‘informal sector,’ which includes farm-saved seeds, sharing seeds with neighboring farms and seed sales in local markets and seed fairs.
2. Four Plants Make Up Most Of The World’s Gmo Crops
Soy, corn, cotton and canola together make up 99% of the world’s genetically modified crop acreage. According to ISAAA, farmers mostly look for GMOs that are insect resistant, disease resistant and herbicide tolerant. Increasingly, they’re also looking for crops that can withstand climate change.
5. Countries Lead The World In Genetically Modified Crop Production
While some places, including the European Union and China, are becoming increasingly restrictive of genetically modified imports, others are embracing GMOs. In 2013, 27 countries grew genetically modified crops, according to ISAAA, with nearly 90% of those crops concentrated in five countries.
4. Most Major Crops In The U.S. Are Gmos
The U.S. leads the world in genetically modified crops, with 70.2 million hectares devoted to their production. More than 90% of its top crops, including corn, soybean and cotton, are GMOs, up steeply from a decade ago. The U.S., unlike the European Union, doesn’t require that genetically modified foods be labelled as such.
5. Commercial Seeds Are In Few Hands
Over 75% of proprietary seeds are owned by 10 companies. These seeds include designer GM seeds as well as non-GM seeds that are considered intellectual property of a company. Although, for companies like Monsanto, many of these seeds are likely to be genetically modified. The commercial seed market in 2011—the most recent year available—was worth $34.5 billion.
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Dr. Mohammed Al-Bayati interviewed by Steven D. Keller June, 2001
Steven: Thank you for giving this interview. First of all I would like to establish with the readers who you are, your credentials and what led you to take a serious look at AIDS and its causes?
Dr. Al-Bayati: I am a pathologist and a toxicologist with a Ph.D. in comparative pathology from the University of California Davis and a dual board certified toxicologist (DABT & DABVT). I have over twenty years experience in research, teaching, diagnostic, and doing consulting work in the fields of toxicology and pathology.
I have also served as an Expert Witness on several cases involving the exposure of people to chemicals in the workplace, exposure of people to wrong therapeutic agents, and reaction of people to the side effects of therapeutic agents. In these cases, I identified the cause(s) of illnesses and provided the treating physicians and attorneys with reports describing my findings. In these reports, I also presented to the treating physicians my recommendation for monitoring and treating these illnesses.
In 1997, I established my toxicology consulting firm (Toxi-health International) in Dixon California (10 miles west of the University of California Davis) and my website contains a description of my company’s wide range of services (http://www.toxi-health.com).
In October of 1997, I evaluated the medical record and the case history of a 60 year-old-white male who was suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. He was treated with immunosupprassant medications (Azathioprine and prednisone). He consulted with me to find out if his exposure to chemicals in his workplace such as Jet Fuel and/or his medications has initiated or contributed to his illness.
My communication with his treating physician, lead to the termination of his treatment with prednisone and Azathioprine. On May 19, 1998, 22 days after the last dose of prednisone, his CD4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells improved. In addition, his fungal infection and pneumonia were resolved following treatment with short course of antibiotic (Doxycycline 200mg per day for 2 weeks) and topical antifungal agent (Loprox).
This case led me to evaluate the medical literature on AIDS worldwide to find out if there were other individuals with AIDS, who were HIV-negative, and to investigate the causes of AIDS. Prior to this time, my belief was that HIV caused AIDS as we have been told by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the AIDS establishment since 1984.
My investigation of the causes of AIDS worldwide took about two years and I presented my findings in my book ” Get All The Facts: HIV does not cause AIDS” and in my articles. The first twenty pages of my book and the articles are posted on my website (http://www.toxi-health.com) and http://www.news-gap.com. My findings show clearly that HIV is not the cause of AIDS.
Steven: I’ve read your book, “Get All the Facts: HIV Does Not Cause AIDS” and I was really impressed by the information you found in your research. What can a toxicologist/pathologist offer to the current sea of information without getting bogged down by the populous information that we already have?
Dr. Al-Bayati: We can play a very important role in evaluating the medical information presented by physicians, scientists, and researchers and to provide correct interpretations of the information to get to the correct cause(s) of illness. For example, the CDC and the AIDS establishment stated that the epidemiology of AIDS indicates that AIDS is caused by virus called HIV, but my evaluation of the epidemiology of AIDS revealed that HIV is not the cause of AIDS.
The correct approach that should be taken to solve AIDS, or any other complicated chronic medical problems, is by evaluating all medical evidence concerning each risk group, namely, a differential diagnosis.
I used this approach in this case to figure out the causes of AIDS in each risk group. I have found that the epidemiology and other medical evidence indicate clearly that HIV is not the cause of AIDS and that AIDS is caused by the use of immunosuppressive medications that have been used to treat wide range of illnesses caused by the use of drugs and alcohol.
In Africa, AIDS is caused by severe malnutrition and the release of endogenous cortisol. Any individual suffering from severe malnutrition has AIDS regardless if he or she is HIV-positive or HIV-negative. In addition, AIDS in people suffering from malnutrition can be reversed by giving proper nutrition and supportive medical care. I gave many examples in my book to illustrate these points.
Steven: Given what has happened to Dr. Peter Duesberg and having his funding scaled back because of his viewpoints and public questioning of HIV and AIDS, are you not concerned for your job security? Are you not stepping on the toes of the mainstream view that a virus is what actually causes AIDS?
Dr. Al-Bayati: Prior to November of 1997, I believed that HIV was the cause of AIDS and I did not have any intention to investigate this issue. However, I discovered in November of 1997 that AIDS can be caused by other agents, and that HIV is a harmless virus. I also realized that AZT and the antiviral drugs are killing people, which changed my direction.
It became my duty as a scientist to investigate this issue, to find out the truth, and to present my findings to our government and to the public. I have been spending a tremendous amount of time and money on this issue for the last four years without any financial help from any source. This has been extremely hard on my family, but what keeps me going is the reward of saving lives and our vital resources.
My findings were evaluated by professor Otto G. Raabe, a toxicologist from the University of California Davis, as well as other scientists and physicians who have been using my findings to save lives. In spring of 2000, I sent similar letters with copies of my books to President Mbeki and the Embassy of South Africa in Washington D.C. My book was submitted to President Mbeki’s Expert AIDS Panel where the medical evidence was evaluated and used. The panel report is posted on http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/panel/index.htm.
I do not understand why our government is ignoring this huge medical evidence that shows HIV does not cause AIDS while basing their entire AIDS program on unsupported hypothesis. Robert Gallo stated that HIV enters CD4+ T cells because they have special receptors for HIV and that HIV kills CD4+T cells selectively.
I have found no truth for this hypothesis.
Most individuals infected with HIV show hyperplasia of all cell components of lymph nodes (It has more cells than normal). In addition, HIV is present in all cells in the lymph nodes. Our government’s decision of basing the entire AIDS program on the HIV-hypothesis is a very dangerous and costly decision. This faulty decision has been resulting in the exposure of millions of people to very toxic antiviral drugs worldwide unnecessarily and wasting billions of dollars.
My stand on this issue has cost me a lot of my personal time, plenty of money and business opportunities. However, I will continue to present the medical evidence to physicians, scientists and to the people of the world to save lives and vital resources.
I cannot stand by and watch the mass killing of people or the killing of the unborn with AZT and other antiviral drugs. I am asking people to read the medical evidence that I have presented on this issue and to request that our government evaluate the medical evidence presented that clearly shows that HIV is not the cause of AIDS.
The tragic poisoning of people by AZT and other anti-viral drugs has to be stopped. Now, we know what causes AIDS worldwide and we know how to cure AIDS. The medical evidence, which proves my point, is presented in Anthony Fauci’s publications, and in my book and my articles. I will be happy to discuss my findings with our government and with public.
Steven: Within your report, which is very detailed, it is your opinion that people suffering from AIDS is a direct result from chronic drug use, both illicit and prescription. Can you talk a little about this and how you came up with these findings?
Dr. Al-Bayati: I evaluated the medical evidence and determined the causes of AIDS worldwide by performing differential diagnosis. In the USA, the total cases of AIDS in adults was 573,800 as of January 1, 1997 and about 90% of these cases were male homosexuals and heterosexuals, and homosexual drug users.
The appearance of AIDS in the United States and Europe in drug users and homosexuals occurred in the early 1980’s and coincided with the synergistic actions of several events.
Briefly, these include the spread of illicit drug use, especially smoking crack cocaine and heroin in 1970’s, the approval of glucocorticoids aerosol by the United States Federal Drug Agency 1976, the wide use of the glucocorticoid inhalers to treat chronic respiratory illnesses resulting from inhaling cocaine and heroin, the wide use of alkyl nitrites by homosexuals to facilitate anal sex in 1970’s, and the wide use of steroids to treat chronic gastrointestinal tract illness in homosexuals.
The approval of antiviral drugs (AZT and protease inhibitors) and the steroids by the U.S. FDA to treat patients with AIDS and asymptomatic patients infected with HIV has been exacerbating the problem.
The regular use of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, and alkyl nitrite cause chronic health problems of the nervous system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, kidneys and other tissues in these individuals. The majority of these health problems are usually treated with high doses of glucocorticoids and/or cytotoxic drugs.
In addition, some homosexual men use rectal glucocorticoids to treat inflammation. For example, the treatment of a patient with prednisone at 60 mg per day for about three months can actually cause AIDS. This treatment and doses are often given to patients suffering from lung fibrosis, thrombocytopenia, and other chemically induced chronic illnesses.
I listed in Tables 12 and 14 of my book more than 30 illnesses in risk groups that are treated with prednisone and/or other immunosuppressant medications. For example, Anthony Fauci in his book entitled “Principles of Internal Medicine” published by McGraw-Hill in 1998, 14th edition (p. 1463) described the treatment for patient with lung fibrosis as follows: “A trial of oral prednisone is begun at a dose of 1 mg/kg daily and continued for about 8 weeks.
Should the disease not respond or be progressive, additional immunosuppression with cyclophosphamide should be considered. The objective is to reduce the white blood cell count to approximately half the normal baseline value, causing a distinct drop in the total lymphocyte count.
However, a minimum count of 1000 PMNs/µL should be maintained”. At this dose levels, the CD4+T cells count in the peripheral blood of the treated individual is expected to be <300/µL which meets the definition for AIDS set by the US Center For Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).
Furthermore, the reversal of CD4+ T cells depletion in the peripheral blood was also reported in HIV+ homosexual men after the termination of their treatment with glucocorticoids. Sharpstone et al., 1996 reported that eight HIV+ males with inflammatory bowel disease who used rectal steroid preparation had a decline in their CD4+ T cells at a rate of 85 cells/µL per year.
Four of them underwent colonectomy that eliminated the need for the steroid and their CD4+ T cells increased 4 cells/µL per year. Eight case-matched controls that did not have surgery continued to have a decline of 47 cells/µL per year as the result of the use of rectal steroid [Eur. J. Gastroentrol. Hepatic 8(6): 575-8, 1996]. In addition, investigators from George Washington University and the National Institutes of Health reported a case of HIV-positive homosexual man with ulcerative colitis.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to surgery for ulcerative colitis that was unresponsive to corticosteroids, the patient’s CD4+ T cell count was 930 cells/ml of blood and the count fell to 313 cells//ml within 10 days of treatment with corticosteroids.
Five days postoperatively, the patient become asymptomatic and was discharged on tapering prednisone without the use of antiretroviral agents. After surgery, the patient’s CD4 T cell count progressively rose. The CD4 T cell counts were 622 cells/ml and 843 cells/ml at 3 and 6 weeks following the operation, respectively [Journal of Human Virology 2(1) 52-7, 1999].
The patient was still HIV-positive after operation. The result of this case clearly demonstrates that the reduction of CD4+T cells resulted from the use of corticosteroids treatment and that HIV is a harmless virus.
Steven: It has been well established that both the ELISA and the Western Blot tests are non-standardized between countries and even labs, which has led to many false positives.
These false positives along with the “hit early, hit hard” theory, in turn, have led many doctors to prescribed AZT, protease inhibitors and even prednisone to patients who were not showing any signs of illnesses related to AIDS. What is your understanding of these two misleading tests and because they are non-standardized, do they not falsely implicate people to have a “dangerous illness” when in fact they may not?
Dr. Al-Bayati: My investigation was focused on finding the causes of AIDS and the link between HIV and AIDS. When I found that HIV is not the cause of AIDS, then the issue of the HIV test became unimportant. In fact, I have found that the majority of people who participated in the major four AZT clinical trials that were conducted in the USA between 1986-1992 were HIV-negative prior to their treatment with AZT and their diagnoses were based only on clinical symptoms.
The four published clinical trials are (1) Fischl et al., The New England Journal of Medicine 317 (4): 185-191 (1987); (2) Fischl et al., The New England Journal of Medicine 323 (15): 1009-1014 (1990); (3) Volberding et al., The New England Journal of Medicine 322 (14): 941-949 (1990); and (4) Hamilton et al., The New England Journal of Medicine 326(7): 437-443 (1992). Briefly, a total of 2,482 patients participated in these studies, and only 22% were HIV-positive prior to their treatment with AZT and the rest of the subjects were HIV-negative (62%) and untested (16%).
Steven: In your report you state, “damage to the immune system is rapidly reversible after removal of the true insulting agent or treatment of the true causes.” Could you give us some examples of what you mean by “insulting agents” and “treatment of the true causes”?
Dr. Al-Bayati: In my answer to Q4 I gave several examples of the reversal of Kaposi’s sarcoma in an HIV-negative homosexual man following the cessation of treatment with prednisone, as well as the reversal of the reduction in CD4+ T cells counts in HIV-positive homosexual men following the cessation of their treatment with corticosteroids.
In these patients the insulting agent that caused AIDS-defining illnesses (Kaposi’s sarcoma and severe reduction in CD4+ T cells counts) was corticosteroids. With the cessation of treatment, there was a reversal of these illnesses.
Below are two more examples of patients who developed Kaposi’s sarcoma. Their tumors were reversed following the cessation of the use of prednisone. A 66-year old man with a severe bronchial asthma developed KS following treatment with prednisone 10 to 50 mg daily or on alternate days for about five years [Arch Dermatol 166 (11): 1280-2].
The second patient developed generalized Kaposi’s sarcoma (extensive skin and stomach lesions) 24 months after renal transplantation while on cyclosporin (CyA) and prednisolone. His Kaposi’s sarcoma disappeared completely upon withdrawal of CYA. CYA was introduced following an episode of acute rejection. Within 8 weeks, Kaposi’s sarcoma reappeared on the skin at the same sites as the previously healed lesions. The tumor completely disappeared again upon withdrawal of CYA.
Azathioprine was then introduced and Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions reappeared 6 month later [Am J Nephrol 1992; 12(5): 384-6].
Furthermore, severe malnutrition has been known to cause immune dysfunction and other serious health effects. This should be considered in the differential diagnosis in HIV infected patients with AIDS, who are suffering from severe malnutrition, before implicating HIV as the cause of AIDS in Africa.
Actually the finding of atrophy of lymphoid tissue in people suffering from malnutrition was observed as early as 1925. For example, Jackson’s review on this topic in 1925 noted that many investigators had found a pronounced tendency of atrophy of lymphoid tissue in all conditions of malnutrition. Thymus weight was exquisitely sensitive to malnutrition and was earlier designated as the “barometer of nutrition” [Woodruff, 1972 Lancet 1(7741): 92-3)].
The functions of the immune system, especially the cellular immunity, are impaired in malnutrition cases. The severity of the impairment is dependent on the degree of malnutrition in both human and animals. I presented the results of studies of 345 malnourished children and two experimental animal models in my book that shows the impact of food deprivation on the size of the thymus and the lymphoid organs (Al-Bayati, 1999 Get All The Facts: HIV does not Cause AIDS).
For example, the size of the thymus of 42 malnourished children was reduced by 90% as compared with a case-match normal control (Parent et al. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 60(2): 274-8, 1994). In a second study involving 110 malnourished children, the thymic area was found to be 20% of the size in healthy children and the size of the thymus increased from 20% of normal in a malnourished child to 107% of normal following 9 weeks of proper feeding children (Chevalier et al., J. Trop Perdiatr 44(5): 304-7, 1998).
The reversal of the reduction in CD4+T cell count was also reported in HIV+ pregnant women following proper feeding [Fawzi et al., The Lancet 351:1447-1482, 1998). Briefly, the influence of diet on T cells counts in peripheral blood in 1,075 HIV-infected pregnant women who had poor nutritional status were studied. The CD4+ T cell counts of the women who received multivitamin increased from 424/µL to 596/µL during six months of proper feeding.
Why It’s time to De-Criminalize and Sell Cannabis?
It would create millions of jobs. You can make thousands of products from hemp / cannabis which are sustainable. Cannabis would eliminate expensive and deadly medications.
Did you know that 70.8% of people in prison are in for non violent crimes–as a result from being unemployed and non-violent drug possession. (In other words, they are trying to feed their families.) For example, a person who is in possession of a part of a joint is going to jail and may lose their home, job and car. The law permits a person to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol that are both proven to kill you, but, we sends people to jail over a joint that is proven to heal illnesses and weed hasn’t killed one person. Cigarettes kill 7 plus million people annually… but, no one goes to jail for the murder of millions of people worldwide. (Why we should De-criminalize sex workers… it’s legal to have sex on camera and get paid, but, having sex for money without a camera… it’s illegal. Also, it only criminalizes women.)
Here are 11 Reasons Why You Should Start an Amazing a Million Dollar Legal Cannabis Wellness Business.
11. Why Start a Cannabis Wellness Business?
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to heal and enlighten. The only reason cannabis was criminalized was because Mexicans were making a good income from the sale of cannabis and the tobacco industry didn’t want the competition. Currently, tobacco kills around 7 million people annually and it’s legal. Cannabis has never killed anyone and it’s legal? What’s wrong with this picture. Cannabis is also used as a gate way to profitable prisons.
Currently, 55.3% of people in prison are for non-violent use or distribution of small amounts of drugs, while banks have stolen trillions of dollars and no one has been prosecuted. Cannabis criminalizes the poor. Our outdated drug laws also creates a slave labor force for big companies. The average prisoner makes twenty cents hourly if that much.
If you start a Cannabis Wellness business you will be trained in holistic wellness, organic foodism, healing massage, Tantra yoga and the use of Cannabis. You will be able to eliminate or reduce: stress, obesity, diabetes, some forms of cancer, high blood pressure, etc. You will have expert access to proven natural cures for most diseases and emotional issues. You will empower your clients relationships and general well being. Wow! Now, that’s amazing. At the same time, you’ll be able to create $10,000 plus in off the grid cash income weekly. Also, Cannabis is legal in many parts of the world.
Cannabis Wellness Business is perfect for healers who want to live off the grid and create an amazing income.
10. Prohibition has failed to control the use and domestic production of marijuana.
The government has tried to use criminal penalties to prevent marijuana use for over 75 years and yet: marijuana is now used by over 25 million people annually, cannabis is currently the largest cash crop in the United States, and marijuana is grown all over the planet. Claims that marijuana prohibition is a successful policy are ludicrous and unsupported by the facts, and the idea that marijuana will soon be eliminated from America and the rest of the world is a ridiculous fantasy.
9. Arrests for marijuana possession disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics and reinforce the perception that law enforcement is biased and prejudiced against minorities.
African-Americans account for approximately 13% of the population of the United States and about 13.5% of annual marijuana users, however, blacks also account for 26% of all marijuana arrests. Recent studies have demonstrated that blacks and Hispanics account for the majority of marijuana possession arrests in New York City, primarily for smoking marijuana in public view. Law enforcement has failed to demonstrate that marijuana laws can be enforced fairly without regard to race; far too often minorities are arrested for marijuana use while white/non-Hispanic Americans face a much lower risk of arrest.
8. A regulated, legal market in marijuana would reduce marijuana sales and use among teenagers, as well as reduce their exposure to other drugs in the illegal market.
The illegality of marijuana makes it more valuable than if it were legal, providing opportunities for teenagers to make easy money selling it to their friends. If the excessive profits for marijuana sales were ended through legalization there would be less incentive for teens to sell it to one another. Teenage use of alcohol and tobacco remain serious public health problems even though those drugs are legal for adults, however, the availability of alcohol and tobacco is not made even more widespread by providing kids with economic incentives to sell either one to their friends and peers.
7. Legalized marijuana would reduce the flow of money from the American economy to international criminal gangs.
Marijuana’s illegality makes foreign cultivation and smuggling to the United States extremely profitable, sending billions of dollars overseas in an underground economy while diverting funds from productive economic development.
6. Marijuana’s legalization would simplify the development of hemp as a valuable and diverse agricultural crop in the United States, including its development as a new bio-fuel to reduce carbon emissions.
Canada and European countries have managed to support legal hemp cultivation without legalizing marijuana, but in the United States opposition to legal marijuana remains the biggest obstacle to development of industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. As US energy policy continues to embrace and promote the development of bio-fuels as an alternative to oil dependency and a way to reduce carbon emissions, it is all the more important to develop industrial hemp as a bio-fuel source – especially since use of hemp stalks as a fuel source will not increase demand and prices for food, such as corn. Legalization of marijuana will greatly simplify the regulatory burden on prospective hemp cultivation in the United States.
5. Prohibition is based on lies and disinformation.
Justification of marijuana’s illegality increasingly requires distortions and selective uses of the scientific record, causing harm to the credibility of teachers, law enforcement officials, and scientists throughout the country. The dangers of marijuana use have been exaggerated for almost a century and the modern scientific record does not support the reefer madness predictions of the past and present. Many claims of marijuana’s danger are based on old 20th century prejudices that originated in a time when science was uncertain how marijuana produced its characteristic effects. Since the cannabinoid receptor system was discovered in the late 1980s these hysterical concerns about marijuana’s dangerousness have not been confirmed with modern research. Everyone agrees that marijuana, or any other drug use such as alcohol or tobacco use, is not for children. Nonetheless, adults have demonstrated over the last several decades that marijuana can be used moderately without harmful impacts to the individual or society.
4. Marijuana is not a lethal drug and is safer than alcohol.
It is established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans; marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible, and marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. It is unfair and unjust to treat marijuana users more harshly under the law than the users of alcohol or tobacco.
3. Marijuana is too expensive for our justice system and should instead be taxed to support beneficial government programs.
Law enforcement has more important responsibilities than arresting 750,000 individuals a year for marijuana possession, especially given the additional justice costs of disposing of each of these cases. Marijuana arrests make justice more expensive and less efficient in the United States, wasting jail space, clogging up court systems, and diverting time of police, attorneys, judges, and corrections officials away from violent crime, the sexual abuse of children, and terrorism. Furthermore, taxation of marijuana can provide needed and generous funding of many important criminal justice and social programs.
2. Marijuana use has positive attributes, such as its medical value and use as a recreational drug with relatively mild side effects.
Many people use marijuana because they have made an informed decision that it is good for them, especially Americans suffering from a variety of serious ailments. Marijuana provides relief from pain, nausea, spasticity, and other symptoms for many individuals who have not been treated successfully with conventional medications. Many American adults prefer marijuana to the use of alcohol as a mild and moderate way to relax. Americans use marijuana because they choose to, and one of the reasons for that choice is their personal observation that the drug has a relatively low dependence liability and easy-to-manage side effects. Most marijuana users develop tolerance to many of marijuana’s side effects, and those who do not, choose to stop using the drug. Marijuana use is the result of informed consent in which individuals have decided that the benefits of use outweigh the risks, especially since, for most Americans, the greatest risk of using marijuana is the relatively low risk of arrest.
1. Marijuana users are determined to stand up to the injustice of marijuana probation and accomplish legalization, no matter how long or what it takes to succeed.
Despite the threat of arrests and a variety of other punishments and sanctions marijuana users have persisted in their support for legalization for over a generation. They refuse to give up their long quest for justice because they believe in the fundamental values of American society. Prohibition has failed to silence marijuana users despite its best attempts over the last generation. The issue of marijuana’s legalization is a persistent issue that, like marijuana, will simply not go away. Marijuana will be legalized because marijuana users will continue to fight for it until they succeed.
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Well in the movie “The Matrix” the guardian sentinel summed up best. “You humans move into an area and consume all the resources of that area and then move onto the next area. No balance, just consume and move on. Or words to that effect. We are now the infestation of the planet, you think? I will personally never eat meat again!
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing vegetable oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to eliminate toxins from the mouth and body. It is a simple practice that has an extremely large array of health benefits. The first thing that you will probably notice is a much brighter whiter smile.
So, what does swishing oil around in your mouth have to do with your health? A Ukrainian Doctor, Dr. F. Karach once said that oil pulling was so effective that one could not only avoid taking drugs for healing diseases, but avoid surgeries in many cases as well. Wow, that is quite the claim! How exactly does Oil Pulling work?
According to Ayurveda, just like the feet, the tongue also contains a mad of direct links to the organs. The act of swishing the oil around in your mouth not only helps to ‘pull out,’ and release toxins, but the organ locations are also stimulated due to the gentle massaging action that the swishing creates for your tongue. A regular routine of oil pulling can assist with various aliments such as:
Relief from migraine headaches
Reduced inflammation from arthritis
Supports normal kidney function
Helps reduce insomnia
Some cases of improved vision
Eliminate skin conditions such as eczema or acne
Can reduce symptoms of allergies
Can assist in the detoxification of heavy metals and harmful organisms to the body
A brighter whiter smile
Healthy looking gums and teeth
Recommended method for Oil Pulling
What is known to be the most effective oil, and that which contains the most health benefits when used in conjunction with oil pulling is sesame oil. Sesame oil contains high levels of anti-oxidants, tocopherols and phenols that prevent the degeneration of blood vessels and lowers cholesterol. It also contains phytic acid, which has been shown to actually slow down the aging process. However, you can still use any cold-pressed organic oil. Next in line would be sunflower, and then coconut oil. Some studies show that there is a benefit in rotating between a few different types of oils as well. Sesame oil might be a bit too strong of an oil to start out with.
Oil pulling should be done on an empty stomach, so it is suggested that this method is done in the morning as soon as you wake up, before you even have a glass of water. To begin you take 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth and begin to gently swish it around. You don’t want to do this too vigorously or you will never get through the whole 20 minutes, as your mouth will get tired. At first the feeling of having oil in your mouth may be a little bit off-putting, but you will soon get used to it. You should be able to swish the oil around for 20 minutes, but if at first this is too much for you to handle, that is ok you can just spit it out and try to increase the time the next day, it becomes a lot more bearable, trust me. Just make sure that you DO NOT swallow the oil. If you feel like you might accidentally swallow it remember it is better to spit it out and then try again. After you spit the oil out, you can brush your teeth right away, as always I recommend a fluoride free toothpaste or just plain old baking soda, but that is entirely up to you. Some people prefer to gargle some salt water around in their mouth before brushing, but it is not necessary. I would advise to have a separate toothbrush that you use for after oil pulling. You can eat or drink immediately afterwards.
Like I was, you may be skeptical at first because of the fact that it is so simple and provides such amazing results, but once you try it you will see for yourself. This is a super simple, cost effective way to detoxify your body naturally. What have you got to lose? Give it a shot!
By: Alanna Ketler
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 by: Lance Devon
(NaturalNews) In some places across the US, high-cost health insurance coverage is being discarded altogether. The looming Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate seems to be inspiring constructive disobedience. Yes, doctors are now “outsmarting” this government mandated health care system and moving towards a cash only system. This is leading to more affordable, expansive care for many – as the red tape is eliminated. Quality, affordable health care will return to America, not through blind compliance to mandates, but from those who completely defy the health insurance system altogether. As doctors move toward a much simpler system, they can charge less and also spend more time caring about their patients instead of dealing with unneeded paperwork.
Kansas physician cuts through the red tape
This is exactly what’s happening in Wichita, Kansas. The red tape is being cut down. This Kansas family physician, Doug Nunamaker, says he is now offering higher quality health care at a fraction of the cost after abandoning the entire money-bloated insurance system. He now effectively cuts overhead costs and charges his patients a small monthly fee, reducing medical service costs across the board.
Tired of all the red tape and insurance paperwork over the last five years, 32-year old Nunamaker decided to simplify his practice. Noticing how wasteful the system really was, Nunamaker realized that he paid an entire staff to manage health insurance red tape. By ditching this system, Nunamaker has been able to lower costs to patients and spend more time actually caring for them.
Most of Nunamaker’s clients are self employed, small business owners. These patients are now testifying that a small monthly fee to Nunamaker’s office is much more affordable than modern day health insurance plans (which are set to be mandated on Americans in 2014).
A more efficient route based on personal choice
Nunamaker also recommends to his patients that they opt to carry a high deductible health insurance plan to cover extreme emergencies that may require hospitalization. This option, coupled with Nunamer’s monthly fee, continues to be much more affordable than buying into current health insurance packages.
With much simpler options on the table, Nunamaker presents a more efficient way for Americans to be covered in case of an emergency and also providing inexpensive access to a wide variety of care.
In this way, healthy people aren’t forced to pay for another person’s poor lifestyle choices (like under Obamacare).
Nunamaker’s way also prevents a select few from feeling “entitled” to free healthcare. Everyone who chooses to participate pays a reasonable fair share based on age. Under Obamacare, nearly everyone, whether they choose or not, pays for everyone’s universal medical expenses, necessary and unnecessary.
Nunamaker working with colleagues to provide expansive network of affordable care
Under the Nunamaker’s basic membership plan, patients pay a flat monthly fee based on age that allows them to access unlimited “direct primary care” from medical providers that work at his practice.
For example, pediatric services are accessible for only $10 a month. Adults up to age 44 only pay $50 a month. Anyone over 44 pays only $100 a month. This cash only method, which also encompasses credit and debit transactions, is bypassing hours of wasted time, bloated prices, and red tape. It effectively goes around the new “Affordable Care Act” and actually offers affordable care. For example, a basic cholesterol test only costs his patients $3, compared to a typical $90 charge brought on by an insurance company.
Nunamaker is also working with professionals outside his office to create a network of coverage that includes services he cannot provide. He and a colleague have already got the price of an MRI down to $400, compared to what they were charging through insurance companies – around $2,000.
Obamacare requires all Americans to pay for the stupid decisions of others, like “walking into a lamppost”
As this Wichita family physician cuts through red tape, the Affordable Care Act is poised to add more new red tape to health care, which includes 122,000 new health codes. These codes include absurdities like “injuries sustained from a turtle,” or “injuries sustained from walking into a lamppost.”
As Americans are forced to pay for absurd medical decisions and even ones that go against their personal beliefs, many doctors across the US will have the option to defy Obamacare, giving Americans individual liberty to choose the medical services and health care they deem appropriate for themselves.
As more red tape befalls America, the best doctors will lead with integrity and show some guts, adopting a more responsible form of health care. The US can move back toward a much simpler, less expensive form of healthcare. A government mandated system that caters to pharmaceutical companies is destroying true healthcare.
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Menopause is a period of years in a normal woman’s life in which gradual hormonal changes bring about a shift away from the physical powers of childbearing, in favor of a more mature condition of mental development and wisdom.
The unpleasant symptoms we have come to associate with menopause are common only in a small group of women in history: American and Northern European women in the past 75 years. Outside that group, menopause is not so problematic and is taken more in stride as a natural phase in a woman’s life, with little fanfare. It seems that the more simple the lifestyle, and the more simple the diet – the more effortless the transition.
Throughout history, simple diet has been a function of low income. The most nutritious foods are the least expensive: whole fruits and vegetables, unprocessed dairy, whole grains. As lifestyle became more complex, and incomes grew, expensive, empty, processed, nutrient-deficient foods were popularized by marketing and advertising – the foods of commerce. (Royal Lee)
Less need to exercise, more focus on money, greater stress – the basic formula for the rise of the most resistant group of diseases in history : the degenerative diseases. Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis – are epidemic in our society, the richest nation in history. Even 100 years ago such diseases were rare.
By now most of us have heard of a Shangri-La place in the Himalayas called HunzaLand, famous for longevity to 120 years old. Two Americans, Dr. Allen Banik and Renee Taylor, visited this isolated mountain civilization, one in 1958 and one in 1962.
Both wrote books describing their incredible experiences. Both detail the simple diet as well as the lack of degenerative diseases, and infectious diseases as well. Physically cut off from the world by treacherous mountain passes, the Hunzas developed their own agriculture system of stone terraces, fed by the mineral rich waters of the glaciers. Hunza health is probably unequalled anywhere in the world, or in history. Symptoms of menopause were unheard of in HunzaLand.
In Japan as well as in many other cultures with basic, unrefined diets, there is no word for “hot flashes.” As we shall see, the unpleasant symptoms of menopause are directly related to the amount of estrogen a woman has maintained during her adult life, prior to menopause.
Natural phytoestrogens (plant-estrogens) are found in plants like licorice, soybeans, alfalfa, and many others, in very small amounts. Phytoestrogens are weak estrogens and block the stronger forms. A diet abundant in phytoestrogens before menopause will do much to moderate the day-to-day estrogen level so that when menopause arrives, there will not be such big drop.
The Creation Of A Market:
How Did the Whole Hormone Replacement Treatment Thing Get Started In The First Place?
The story really begins in 1938 with the discovery of diethylstilbestrol (DES) by Charles Dobbs. DES was supposed to be the first “synthetic estrogen” – an oxymoron, as we shall see. Dobbs first thought DES would solve the problems of menopause, but the AMA immediately began to make extravagant predictions for “preventing miscarriages” and solving all problems of pregnancy as well. (Robbins, p138)
After many years, DES was being prescribed for a “safe pregnancy” and to “prevent miscarriages.” By 1960 it was found that between 60 and 90% of DES daughters had abnormal sex organs, leading to high rates of infertility, miscarriages, and cervical cancer. (Sellman p28). DES sons commonly had testicular dysfunctional and were often sterile.
As for the mothers who had taken DES, their risk of breast cancer had been increased by 40%. (Meyers p 143) DES was the first drug ever invented that could cause cancer in the offspring when taken by the mother. (Reusch, p 22) But still the drug wasn’t taken off the market until 1971! ( Kamen, p99). By that time the industry didn’t need DES any more for its bottom line, because ERT was off and running.
Public attention was then diverted away from the disasters of DES by a 1966 best seller called Feminine Forever, by Robert Wilson, a New York gynecologist. Wilson‘s thesis was that menopause is an estrogen-deficiency disease. All the unpleasant symptoms which accompany menopause were the simple result of too little estrogen. Insufficient estrogen supposedly caused a woman to lose her youth, beauty, cheerful attitude, and bone density all at once, with the onset of menopause.
Not missing a beat, the drug industry immediately donated $1.3 million to set up the Wilson Foundation for the sole purpose of developing and promoting estrogen drugs. The usual story: limited studies with inconclusive results, skewing results to please the company that was paying for the trials, discontinuing studies that weren’t turning out “right” …
The primary study that was the basis for vaulting synthetic estrogen into the limelight, originally as a contraceptive, was a small, flawed trial done in Puerto Rico, in which 20% of the 132 women suffered serious side effects. Five of them died.
Negatives were swept under the carpet as irrelevant – the main thing was that the new wonder drug supposedly cancelled the “horrible” symptoms of menopause – hot flashes, vaginal dryness, migraines, etc. FDA approval for synthetic estrogen was given based on this one study! (Marshall) Throughout 1964 and 1965, fueled by the advertising power of the biggest clients, articles appeared in major women’s magazines, like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping proclaiming a breakthrough that would finally set women free from the ravages of the dread menopause. (Lee p24)
Within a few years, with no real proof that Wilson was right, with superficial clinical trials, synthetic estrogen was being popularly prescribed, and a new industry was off and running. They called it Estrogen Replacement Therapy. Better living through chemistry.
A Little Snag Came Up In 1975
The New England Journal of Medicine (Dec 1975 p.1199) published its findings after studying the causes of endometrial cancer. They showed that women who took the new estrogen drugs had just increased their risk of endometrial cancer by a factor of five times. Unless they had been using the drugs longer than seven years. Then it was 14 times the normal incidence.
Yankee ingenuity to the rescue: it was found, though not conclusively, that rates of endometrial cancer could be reduced if synthetic progesterone were added to the synthetic estrogen. Synthetic progesterones are called progestins. So they changed the name from Estrogen Replacement Therapy to Hormone Replacement Therapy, and the show went on. Sales climbed back up, and then continued to grow. And grow.
With similar results to the 1975 study, 20 years later the American Cancer Society conducted a huge 13-year study of some 240,000 postmenopausal women to find the relation between HRT and cancer. Their findings: 40% higher incidence of ovarian cancer; after 11 years of HRT, the figure went to 70%! (Rodriguez)
How Could This Be?
As the HRT industry gained strength, the manufacturers began to make additional claims about the benefits of HRT, claims that were again unsupported by solid research:
- HRT could prevent osteoporosis
- HRT could prevent heart disease
The underlying, and unproven, assumption of this new “therapy” – HRT – was that women’s lives were being improved now that they were spared the horrors of aging, menopause, osteoporosis, and the loss of femininity. Unfortunately, these promises are rarely kept, and almost never because of a program of synthetic hormones.
Worse, the side effects of HRT have proven to be a bigger problem than what they were supposed to cure.
To begin to untangle this giant web of doubletalk and wrong information, we have to look at some basic endocrinology: Can’t tell the hormones without a program. If this gets too complicated for the attention-challenged, just skip to the next section, but at least give it a try.
They are chemical compounds that are players in the most sophisticated and exquisitely balanced internet in the entire body: the endocrine system. This group of glands, including the adrenals, the pituitary, the ovaries, the testes, the thyroid, and the hypothalamus are interrelated in impossibly complex ways, about which we’re just beginning to get glimpses of understanding.
It’s a swirling universe of chemical elegance and precision, involving millions of refined little molecular firings which wink in and out of existence every second. “Touch one strand and the whole web trembles,” is the way endocrinologist Deepak Chopra puts it. The endocrine system controls all other systems of the body by means of chemical messengers, who wait for an answer.
What Is Estrogen?
Estrogen is a hormone, one of the moving parts of that endocrine system. It is a steroid (made from cholesterol) hormone, occurring in both men and women.
Estrogen’s functions are primarily the growth and development of sex organs and other tissues related to reproduction (Guyton p1023)
For a basic overview of one little part of the endocrine system, John Lee has a very clear summary, like a recipe, for one group of hormones, those made from cholesterol, the steroid hormones:
cholesterol > >
progesterone > >
corticosterone and aldosterone
17 OH pregnenolone
17 OH progesterone > >
testosterone > >
Don’t worry, there’s no quiz. Dr. Lee just wanted to show a little corner of the complex give-and-take between hormones, how a change in any one hormone in this chart can affect many others. Lee and Chopra both speak of the dance of the hormones, the delicately interwoven choreography, about which we have only the most rudimentary knowledge.
We’ve begun fooling around with this highly tuned endocrine system because we’ve discovered a few coarse, synthetic, sledgehammer substances that resemble real estrogen, or real thyroid hormone, or real progesterone. But we really have only the vaguest notion what we’re doing, because of all the overlapping interrelationships. Our ignorance has given rise to a brand new disease: endometrial cancer. Plus other big problems.
Back To Estrogen
Estrogen is really a general term for three separate hormones:
From here on out in this chapter, “estrogen” as is produced by the body refers to all three of the above hormones.
Estrogen is produced in three main places in a woman’s body:
- the ovaries
- the adrenal glands
- the fat cells
The main purpose of estrogen is to make the uterine lining, the endometrium, ready to implant a fertilized egg in the event fertilization occurs. To aid in this function, estrogen will promote
- water retention
- fat storage
- maturation of the female adolescent
All the above is OK if pregnancy is likely. But excess estrogen throws off the timing. Excess estrogen causes the body to prepare for embryo implantation all the time. This state of over-preparation is the cause of
- sluggish blood circulation
- increased clotting
- high stroke risk
- disrupted copper/zinc ratios in brain cells/ mood swings
Every system in the body has a feedback loop to keep balance. Estrogen has a sister hormone called progesterone, whose functions are equally important.
Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries.
Here, I’ll review 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere, which were featured in a recent MSN article.1
Seeing how the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic foods such as these might play a role in our skyrocketing disease rates.
#1: Farm-Raised Salmon
If you want to maximize health benefits from fish, you want to steer clear of farmed fish, particularly farmed salmon fed dangerous chemicals. Wild salmon gets its bright pinkish-red color from natural carotenoids in their diet. Farmed salmon, on the other hand, are raised on a wholly unnatural diet of grains (including genetically engineered varieties), plus a concoction of antibiotics and other drugs and chemicals not shown to be safe for humans.
This diet leaves the fish with unappetizing grayish flesh so to compensate, they’re fed synthetic astaxanthin made from petrochemicals, which has not been approved for human consumption and has well known toxicities. According to the featured article, some studies suggest it can potentially damage your eyesight. More details are available in yesterday’s article.
Where it’s banned: Australia and New Zealand
How can you tell whether a salmon is wild or farm-raised? The flesh of wild sockeye salmon is bright red, courtesy of its natural astaxanthin content. It’s also very lean, so the fat marks, those white stripes you see in the meat, are very thin. If the fish is pale pink with wide fat marks, the salmon is farmed.
Avoid Atlantic salmon, as typically salmon labeled “Atlantic Salmon” currently comes from fish farms. The two designations you want to look for are: “Alaskan salmon,” and “sockeye salmon,” as Alaskan sockeye is not allowed to be farmed. Please realize that the vast majority of all salmon sold in restaurants is farm raised.
So canned salmon labeled “Alaskan Salmon” is a good bet, and if you find sockeye salmon, it’s bound to be wild. Again, you can tell sockeye salmon from other salmon by its color; its flesh is bright red opposed to pink, courtesy of its superior astaxanthin content. Sockeye salmon actually has one of the highest concentrations of astaxanthin of any food.
#2: Genetically Engineered Papaya
Most Hawaiian papaya is now genetically engineered to be resistant to ringspot virus. Mounting research now shows that animals fed genetically engineered foods, such as corn and soy, suffer a wide range of maladies, including intestinal damage, multiple-organ damage, massive tumors, birth defects, premature death, and near complete sterility by the third generation of offspring. Unfortunately, the gigantic human lab experiment is only about 10 years old, so we are likely decades away from tabulating the human casualties.
Where it’s banned: The European Union
Unfortunately, it’s clear that the US government is not in a position to make reasonable and responsible decisions related to genetically engineered foods at this point, when you consider the fact that the Obama administration has placed former Monsanto attorney and Vice President, Michael Taylor, in charge of US food safety, and serious conflicts of interest even reign supreme within the US Supreme Court! That’s right. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is also a former Monsanto attorney, but refuses to acknowledge any conflict of interest.
#3: Ractopamine-Tainted Meat
The beta agonist drug ractopamine (a repartitioning agent that increases protein synthesis) was recruited for livestock use when researchers found that the drug, used in asthma, made mice more muscular. This reduces the overall fat content of the meat. Ractopamine is currently used in about 45 percent of US pigs, 30 percent of ration-fed cattle, and an unknown percentage of turkeys are pumped full of this drug in the days leading up to slaughter. Up to 20 percent of ractopamine remains in the meat you buy from the supermarket, according to veterinarian Michael W. Fox.
Since 1998, more than 1,700 people have been “poisoned” from eating pigs fed the drug, and ractopamine is banned from use in food animals in no less than 160 different countries due to its harmful health effects! Effective February 11, 2013, Russia issued a ban on US meat imports, slated to last until the US agrees to certify that the meat is ractopamine-free. At present, the US does not even test for the presence of this drug in meats sold. In animals, ractopamine is linked to reductions in reproductive function, increase of mastitis in dairy herds, and increased death and disability. It’s also known to affect the human cardiovascular system, and is thought to be responsible for hyperactivity, and may cause chromosomal abnormalities and behavioral changes.
Where it’s banned: 160 countries across Europe, Russia, mainland China and Republic of China (Taiwan)
#4: Flame Retardant Drinks
If you live in the US and drink Mountain Dew and some other citrus-flavored sodas and sports drinks, then you are also getting a dose of a synthetic chemical called brominated vegetable oil (BVO), which was originally patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant.
BVO has been shown to bioaccumulate in human tissue and breast milk, and animal studies have found it causes reproductive and behavioral problems in large doses. Bromine is a central nervous system depressant, and a common endocrine disruptor. It’s part of the halide family, a group of elements that includes fluorine, chlorine and iodine. When ingested, bromine competes for the same receptors that are used to capture iodine. This can lead to iodine deficiency, which can have a very detrimental impact on your health. Bromine toxicity can manifest as skin rashes, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue, and cardiac arrhythmias. According to the featured article:
“The FDA has flip-flopped on BVO’s safety originally classifying it as ‘generally recognized as safe’ but reversing that call now defining it as an ‘interim food additive’ a category reserved for possibly questionable substances used in food.”
Where it’s banned: Europe and Japan
#5: Processed Foods Containing Artificial Food Colors and Dyes
More than 3,000 food additives — preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients — are added to US foods, including infant foods and foods targeted to young children. Meanwhile, many of these are banned in other countries, based on research showing toxicity and hazardous health effects, especially with respect to adverse effects on children’s behavior. For example, as reported in the featured article:
“Boxed Mac & Cheese, cheddar flavored crackers, Jell-O and many kids’ cereals contain red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6 and/or blue 2, the most popularly-used dyes in the United States. Research has shown this rainbow of additives can cause behavioral problems as well as cancer, birth defects and other health problems in laboratory animals. Red 40 and yellow 6 are also suspected of causing an allergy-like hypersensitivity reaction in children. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that some dyes are also “contaminated with known carcinogens.”
In countries where these food colors and dyes are banned, food companies like Kraft employ natural colorants instead, such as paprika extract, beetroot, and annatto. The food blogger and activist Vani Hari, better known as “Food Babe,” recently launched a Change.org petition2 asking Kraft to remove artificial dyes from American Mac & Cheese to protect American children from the well-known dangers of these dyes.
Where it’s banned: Norway and Austria. In 2009, the British government advised companies to stop using food dyes by the end of that year. The European Union also requires a warning notice on most foods containing dyes.
#6: Arsenic-Laced Chicken
Arsenic-based drugs are approved for use in animal feed in the US because they make animals grow quicker and make the meat appear pinker (i.e. “fresher”). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated these products are safe because they contain organic arsenic, which is less toxic than the other inorganic form, which is a known carcinogen.
The problem is, scientific reports surfaced stating that the organic arsenic could transform into inorganic arsenic, which has been found in elevated levels in supermarket chickens. The inorganic arsenic also contaminates manure where it can eventually migrate into drinking water and may also be causing heightened arsenic levels in US rice.
In 2011, Pfizer announced it would voluntarily stop marketing its arsenic-based feed additive Roxarsone, but there are still several others on the market. Several environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the FDA calling for their removal from the market. In the European Union, meanwhile, arsenic-based compounds have never been approved as safe for animal feed.
Where it’s banned: The European Union
#7: Bread with Potassium Bromate
You might not be aware of this, but nearly every time you eat bread in a restaurant or consume a hamburger or hotdog bun you are consuming bromide, as it is commonly used in flours. The use of potassium bromate as an additive to commercial breads and baked goods has been a huge contributor to bromide overload in Western cultures.
Bromated flour is “enriched” with potassium bromate. Commercial baking companies claim it makes the dough more elastic and better able to stand up to bread hooks. However, Pepperidge Farm and other successful companies manage to use only unbromated flour without any of these so-called “structural problems.” Studies have linked potassium bromate to kidney and nervous system damage, thyroid problems, gastrointestinal discomfort, and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies potassium bromate as a possible carcinogen.
Where it’s banned: Canada, China and the EU
Olestra, aka Olean, created by Procter & Gamble, is a calorie- and cholesterol-free fat substitute used in fat-free snacks like chips and French fries. Three years ago, Time Magazine3 named it one of the worst 50 inventions ever, but that hasn’t stopped food companies from using it to satisfy people’s mistaken belief that a fat-free snack is a healthier snack. According to the featured article:
“Not only did a 2011 study from Purdue University conclude rats fed potato chips made with Olean gained weight, there have been several reports of adverse intestinal reactions to the fake fat including diarrhea, cramps and leaky bowels. And because it interferes with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K, the FDA requires these vitamins be added to any product made with Olean or olestra.”
Where it’s banned: The UK and Canada
#9: Preservatives BHA and BHT
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are commonly used preservatives that can be found in breakfast cereal, nut mixes, chewing gum, butter spread, meat, dehydrated potatoes, and beer, just to name a few. BHA is known to cause cancer in rats, and may be a cancer-causing agent in humans as well. In fact, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program’s 2011 Report on Carcinogens, BHA “is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” It may also trigger allergic reactions and hyperactivity, while BHT can cause organ system toxicity.
Where it’s banned: The UK doesn’t allow BHA in infant foods. BHA and BHT are also banned in parts of the European Union and Japan.
#10: Milk and Dairy Products Laced with rBGH
Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) is the largest selling dairy animal drug in America. RBGH is a synthetic version of natural bovine somatotropin (BST), a hormone produced in cows’ pituitary glands. Monsanto developed the recombinant version from genetically engineered E. coli bacteria and markets it under the brand name “Posilac.”
It’s injected into cows to increase milk production, but it is banned in at least 30 other nations because of its dangers to human health, which include an increased risk for colorectal, prostate, and breast cancer by promoting conversion of normal tissue cells into cancerous ones. Non-organic dairy farms frequently have rBGH-injected cows that suffer at least 16 different adverse health conditions, including very high rates of mastitis that contaminate milk with pus and antibiotics.
“According to the American Cancer Society, the increased use of antibiotics to treat this type of rBGH-induced inflammation ‘does promote the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but the extent to which these are transmitted to humans is unclear,'” the featured article states.
Many have tried to inform the public of the risks of using this hormone in dairy cows, but their attempts have been met with overwhelming opposition by the powerful dairy and pharmaceutical industries, and their government liaisons. In 1997, two Fox-affiliate investigative journalists, Jane Akre and Steve Wilson, attempted to air a program exposing the truth about the dangers of rBGH. Lawyers for Monsanto, a major advertiser with the Florida network, sent letters promising “dire consequences” if the story aired.
Despite decades of evidence about the dangers of rBGH, the FDA still maintains it’s safe for human consumption and ignores scientific evidence to the contrary. In 1999, the United Nations Safety Agency ruled unanimously not to endorse or set safety standards for rBGH milk, which has effectively resulted in an international ban on US milk.4 The Cancer Prevention Coalition, trying for years to get the use of rBGH by the dairy industry banned, resubmitted a petition to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, in January 2010.5 Although the FDA stubbornly sticks to its position that milk from rBGH-treated cows is no different than milk from untreated cows, this is just plain false and is not supported by science. The only way to avoid rBGH is to look for products labeled as “rBGH-free” or “No rBGH.”
Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Israel, EU and Canada
Take Control of Your Health with REAL Food
There are many other examples where the US federal regulatory agencies have sold out to industry at the expense of your health, while other countries have chosen to embrace the precautionary principle in order to protect their citizens. If you want to avoid these questionable foods and other potentially harmful ingredients permitted in the US food supply, then ditching processed foods entirely is your best option. About 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is spent on processed foods, so there is massive room for improvement in this area for most people.
Next, you’ll want to swap out your regular meat sources to organic, grass-fed/pasture-raised versions of beef and poultry. The same goes for dairy products and animal by-products such as eggs.
Swapping your processed-food diet for one that focuses on fresh whole foods is a necessity if you value your health. For a step-by-step guide to make this a reality in your own life, whether you live in the US or elsewhere, simply follow the advice in my optimized nutrition plan, starting with the beginner plan first.
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How to be exempted from The Healthcare Act.
Starting in 2014, most people must have health coverage or pay a fee (the “individual shared responsibility payment”). You can get an exemption in certain cases.
The individual shared responsibility payment
If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee known as the individual shared responsibility payment.
The fee in 2014 is 1% of your yearly income or $95 per person for the year, whichever is higher. The fee increases every year. In 2016 it is 2.5% of income or $695 per person, whichever is higher.
In 2014 the payment for uninsured children is $47.50 per child. The most a family would have to pay in 2014 is $285.
You make the payment when you file your 2014 taxes, which are due in April 2015.
Exemptions from the payment
Under certain circumstances, you won’t have to make the individual responsibility payment. This is called an “exemption.”
You may qualify for an exemption if:
- You’re uninsured for less than 3 months of the year
- The lowest-priced coverage available to you would cost more than 8% of your household income
- You don’t have to file a tax return because your income is too low (Learn about the filing limit.)
- You’re a member of a federally recognized tribe or eligible for services through an Indian Health Services provider
- You’re a member of a recognized health care sharing ministry
- You’re a member of a recognized religious sect with religious objections to insurance, including Social Security and Medicare
- You’re incarcerated, and not awaiting the disposition of charges against you
- You’re not lawfully present in the U.S.
If you have any of the circumstances below that affect your ability to purchase health insurance coverage, you may qualify for a “hardship” exemption:
- You were homeless.
- You were evicted in the past 6 months or were facing eviction or foreclosure.
- You received a shut-off notice from a utility company.
- You recently experienced domestic violence.
- You recently experienced the death of a close family member.
- You experienced a fire, flood, or other natural or human-caused disaster that caused substantial damage to your property.
- You filed for bankruptcy in the last 6 months.
- You had medical expenses you couldn’t pay in the last 24 months.
- You experienced unexpected increases in necessary expenses due to caring for an ill, disabled, or aging family member.
- You expect to claim a child as a tax dependent who’s been denied coverage in Medicaid and CHIP, and another person is required by court order to give medical support to the child. In this case, you do not have the pay the penalty for the child.
- As a result of an eligibility appeals decision, you’re eligible for enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP) through the Marketplace, lower costs on your monthly premiums, or cost-sharing reductions for a time period when you weren’t enrolled in a QHP through the Marketplace.
- You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn’t expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
How to apply for an exemption
If you are applying for an exemption based on: coverage being unaffordable; membership in a health care sharing ministry; membership in a federally-recognized tribe; or being incarcerated:
You have two options–
- You can claim these exemptions when you fill out your 2014 federal tax return, which is due in April 2015
- You can apply for the exemptions in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Note: If you get an exemption because coverage is unaffordable based on your expected income, you may also qualify to buy catastrophic coverage through the Marketplace. This may be more affordable than your other options.
If you’re applying for an exemption based on: membership in a recognized religious sect whose members object to insurance; eligibility for services through an Indian health care provider; or one of the hardships described above:
- You fill out an exemption application in the Marketplace
If your income will be low enough that you will not be required to file taxes:
- You don’t need to apply for an exemption. This is true even if you file a return in order to get a refund of money withheld from your paycheck. You won’t have to make the shared responsibility payment.
If you have a gap in coverage of less than 3 months, or you are not lawfully present in the U.S.:
- You don’t need to apply for an exemption. This will be handled when you file your taxes.
Believe it or not but our bodies are packed with harmful toxins, like heavy metals, pollutants in the air, and pesticides and chemicals. According to many researchers the incidence of various cancers and diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are linked to these harmful toxins.
But don’t worry, there’s things that you can do to limit your risk. Here are some tips on how to detox your body from these toxins.
1. Alkaline Lifestyle
For your body to function properly or in homeostasis, systems in your body need to be functioning at a steady state – this is usually at an alkaline state.
The alkaline lifestyle consists of eating clean and keeping your body’s pH level where it needs to be (neutral pH). Drinking fresh vegetable juice, eating dark green leafy greens and keeping hydrated are some of things that you can do to keep your body at an alkaline state.
When your body is at an alkalizing state and you’re nourishing it with foods that are healthy, your body’s pH is neutral. It’s not acidic and it’s not basic, it’s the right pH (around 7 in a 0 -14 scale). And when the pH of your body is aligned with the foods you eat then you feel and look healthy.
Processed foods are usually more acidic than naturally produced foods. The pH of blood is around 7.30 – 7.45. When you eat more naturally produced foods and avoid acidic foods your blood is more likely to stay in the right pH zone which is beneficial for your overall health.
2. Go Organic
When you’re trying to prevent disease and eliminate toxins from your body, you shouldn’t be eating foods that are covered with chemicals and pesticides. Juicing inorganic fruits and vegetables is not good as well. The juice is instantly absorbed and when you juice non-organic fruits and vegetables, the pesticides and chemicals gets quickly absorbed by your body.
3. Add Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is amazing. Chlorophyll is more than just a phytonutrient that’s responsible for the dark green pigment in green foods. Chlorophyll is one of the best things for the body and you can get it in many ways. Juicing dark green leafy vegetables is a great way to get chlorophyll into your body. When you juice fresh vegetables, your body quickly absorbs the nutrients and you get amazing results. Another way you can get your dose of chlorophyll is through liquid chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our cells from oxidative damage and free radicals. Chlorophyll also increases red blood cell formation and improves the body’s overall circulation. When you consume dark leafy vegetables you decrease your risk of cancer. Besides all these benefits chlorophyll helps with bad breath.
Vegetables with highest chlorophyll are those that are dark green.
4. Juice Cilantro
Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs. Cilantro is great for detoxifying the body because it removes heavy metals (mercury, aluminum, and lead) from the body and the best part is that organic cilantro is inexpensive. So you have no excuse as to why you shouldn’t juice cilantro.
The compounds that are found in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from tissues.
Researcher and Doctor Yoshiaki Omura found that individuals who consumed a Vietnamese soup with large amounts of cilantro had a higher levels of mercury in their urine. He followed by giving cilantro to patients with high mercury levels and found that cilantro actually eliminated mercury from the body.
Juicing itself is a detox process.
- Many people ask me why they should juice when they could eat the vegetables or fruits. When you extract the juice from the vegetable all you are left with are beneficial micronutrients. Since your body doesn’t have to break down any components like insoluble fiber, your body is quickly absorbing micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much more from the juice. That’s why often you get instant energy after having a juice!
- Juicing also allows you to consume the needed vegetables and fruits that your body craves and needs for optimal health. If you find it difficult eating raw vegetables and fruit, then juicing is perfect for you. With juicing you are also getting a wide variety of different vegetables into your daily intake.
- Juicing is a way to change the way you eat and will change the way you live. After you juice for a week, you will see and feel instant results. Often after the first week of the Alpha Reset, my clients tell me how much more energy they have, how their skin has improved and how much overall mental clarity they have. Also, a juice detox program like the Alpha Reset, can help you change your taste buds and quit bad habits like smoking.