Category: Health Freedom

An Argument for Oxygen Supplementation in Athletes

Oxygen Supplementation in Athletes a radical, new and old, thought?

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The great thing about life is perspective.  You can use the information intended for one purpose, but with a different perspective you can look from a different angle, you can see an entirely new conclusion.  My hope is to walk you down the road to see that we have missed one of the most basic building blocks of performance in sport, oxygen.

The question I have always wanted to answer is how Native Americans were able to go on physically demanding hunts, maintain a slendor, muscular build without motor learning research performed during practice sessions or treadmills for endurance work or completed Olympic lifts in their weight room. So how could it be that they were able to accomplish such feats of  endurance and strength without all the training?

My first hypothesis is oxygen and our current lack there of, in our current lives.

Here are my thoughts that lead me to this conclusion.

  1. Otto Warburg, a mid 20th century cell biologist in Germany, cellular respiration is simple truth: cells that cannot breathe, cannot, and will not ever, work properly. Anything that skips the first and obvious neglects the
    metabolism of life.
  2. Current Atmospheric levels:  Compared to prehistoric times, the level of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere has declined by over a third and in polluted cities the decline may be more than 50%. This change in the makeup of the air we breathe has potentially serious implications for our health and performance, according to Roddy Newman and his book, The Oxygen Crisis.
  3. Manfred von Ardenne, developed in the late 1960s by Professor von Ardenne, (a student of Dr. Otto Warburg), Oxygen Multistep Therapy combines oxygen therapy, elements that facilitate intracellular oxygen turnover, and physical exercise adapted to individual performance levels.
  4. Dr. Mark Sircus states, “long and hard is the search for substances that athletes can use to increase sports performance. There are more than several substances that are natural, legal, non-toxic and safe that athletes can use, but like everywhere else in the world of medicine most still prefer dangerous pharmaceuticals to natural medicinals even with the risk of being discovered and banned from competition.”  and, “extra oxygen increases muscles’ energy production improving athletic output ability; intensity and duration.  The secret to Olympic success is higher concentrations of oxygen delivery to the cells.. ” For entire post, click here
  5. Oxygen has been proven to be a natural, ethical & legal way to stimulate biologically effective levels of growth hormones, especially the ones ethic-challenged athletes use illegally, like EPO, erythropoietin AND HGH, Human Growth Hormone?

I realize that additional details may be needed to connect these dots into a more detailed, comprehensive study, suffice to say that increasing your oxygen intake would benefit athletes, both in the short and long run.

 

 

 

Research Exposes How our Water is Making us Depressed, Sick

Is Fluoride To Blame?

By Mike Barrett, Infowars, February 25, 2015

water-90781_640Adding to the evidence that backs many U.S. communities’ decisions to end water fluoridation, a recent study has found that fluoride within our water supply may be fueling thyroid issues experienced by millions of Americans, leading to depression and more.

After analyzing 98% of GP practices in England, the study found specifically that rates of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) were 30% more likely in areas that fluoridated their water. In the study, it equated to approximately 15,000 needlessly suffering from the ailment.

As mentioned, hypothyroidism is an issue that affects millions – often without anyone knowing it. It’s an issue that can lead to depression, weight gain, fatigue, aching muscles, weakness, and much more. While there are a number of causes of hypothyroidism, as well as numerous hypothyroidism natural treatments, this recent study suggests that limiting fluoride ingestion is one many should consider.

The study abstract’s findings concluded:

“Findings We found that higher levels of fluoride in drinking water provide a useful contribution for predicting prevalence of hypothyroidism. We found that practices located in the West Midlands (a wholly fluoridated area) are nearly twice as likely to report high hypothyroidism prevalence in comparison to Greater Manchester (non-fluoridated area)”

Professor Stephen Peckham, of the University’s Centre for Health Service Studies (CHSS), said that research was ‘observational,’ and thus no definitive conclusions should be drawn about cause and effect. He also notes how other sources of fluoride were not taken into account, such as toothpaste, food, or other drinks.

In the end, professor Peckham does say that a switch to other approaches to protecting tooth health should be considered.

You can Prevent Fluoridate Ingestion, and Prevent Any Potential Damage

In the guise of protecting and strengthening our teeth, the U.S. government has been adding fluoride to public water supplies for decades. But due to health toxicity and health concerns, many communities have voted to end fluoridation locally. However, if your city hasn’t made the shift yet, don’t worry; you can still avoid ingesting this substance.

While helping to end water fluoridation is the most official way to end fluoride consumption, there are numerous measures you can take to not only avoid fluoride, but reverse the damage it might have done.

Start by investing in a high quality water filtration system that removes fluoride. The filter will note if it filters our fluoride or not, but if you don’t want to look, you can’t go wrong with a reverse osmosis system. Just be sure to add in some apple cider vinegar or Himalayan sea salt to re-mineralize the water.

Additionally, you can utilize selenium, tamarind, and especially iodine to combat fluoride exposure, A compound in the spice turmeric has even been found to attenuate neurotoxicity induced by fluoride, meaning that the spice turmeric can prevent and even reverse damage from exposure to toxic fluoride.

Tell us what you think about water fluoridation – have you fought for your right to drink clean water?

This post originally appeared at Natural Society

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

Can We Be Mentally Ill?

peppers-99627_640By Jeffery Jaxon, Infowars.com

In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.

CNN, Fast Company, Popular Science, and other top outlets have all began to trumpet the talking points on cue relatively recently:

“Orthorexia nervosa is a label designated to those who are concerned about eating healthy. Characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for “clean” or “healthy” foods, those diagnosed with the condition are overly pre-occupied with the nutritional makeup of what they eat”.

In short, if you turn your back on low quality, corporate food containing known cancer causing toxic additives and a rich history of dishonesty rooted in a continuous “profits over people” modus operandi, then you may suffer from a mental illness. The cherry on top is that if you have the pseudo-science labeled disorder of orthorexia nervosa, you will be prescribed known toxic, pharmaceutical drugs from some of the same conglomerate corporations that you are trying to avoid by eating healthy in the first place.

Orthorexia has not yet found its way into the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), yet is commonly being lumped in with other eating disorders. Stepping back and looking at the ones pushing this label on us shows highly questionable motives.

Psychiatry as a whole is deeply in bed with a pharmaceutical industry that makes the drugs to “treat” every one of these “disorders.” It is often these companies that are wielding influence behind the scenes to invent more mental health categories with their toxic products as the answer. This latest media push to popularize orthorexia as a mental disorder with a goal to marginalize or derail the food revolution appears to have been dead on arrival.

The psychiatric community has even deemed creativity to be a mental illness.

As the people continue to walk away from the broken medical and agricultural/food systems like any abusive relationship, the food makers are willing to do anything to maintain their waning control. Organic and non-GMO food markets have exploded in the last 5 years, so much so that any corporation wishing to not follow the trend risks financial hardship or ruin. In addition, pharmaceutical companies are feeling the strain as less people want their toxic medications and crippling side effects.

Perhaps some people to take it too far to the point of self-harm, but the problem we face with a toxic food system is a much larger threat. In closing, let’s be aware of some of the overall BS fed to us by the pharmaceutical bankrolled industry of psychiatry. When healthy eating and creativity are mental issues, something is amiss.

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Is Food What They Say It is?

Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm
Kate Miller of Weathertop Farm

Stephen and Kate Miller talk about the concept of nutrient dense foods and attempt to answer the question, “Is food what they say it is?”

In today’s world, you choose to eat healthy and you show up at the grocery store to pick-up fruits and vegetables.  But are items really food? Is the genetically modified tomato as good as the non-gmo, organic, locally grown tomato?  This and other questions around the concept of nutrient dense foods and the quality of food sources are covered.  For the complete interview, visit here.

Bio on Kate Miller: Food has long been a focus in Kate’s life, and she has worked in numerous kitchens and dining rooms in the US and Europe. Concerns about the quality of factory farmed food and social justice issues inherent in modern agriculture led to deeper involvement in the production end of our food supply. In 2010, after completing her M.A. and spending 6 months in India under the tutelage of organic food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Kate took a leap and began growing vegetables and herbs organically at Weathertop Farm. Every season is an adventure, and since that time we have added pork, chicken, and fruit production as well as a line of foraged foods through our business Wild Foraged. Foraging has been the natural progression in this journey to produce and share local, healthy foods with our community. Kate believes that wild foods, including wild medicinals, should play a distinct role in every person’s quest for a healthy and happy balanced lifestyle.

Number of chemicals linked to autism and other disorders doubled in past 7 years, study shows

By Amanda Woerner, Fox News.com,

The number of industrial chemicals with known links to neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism has more than doubled in the past seven years, according to new research published in The Lancet Neurology.

As rates of autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase worldwide, researchers believe widespread exposure to these chemicals among children may be contributing to a “silent epidemic” of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Fluoride in everyday toothpaste
Fluoride in everyday toothpaste

Based on an analysis of previous studies, researchers added six new toxins to a list of chemicals believed to pose a threat to the brains of fetuses and young children: manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT), tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

While chemicals like manganese and fluoride, common in drinking water, are rarely found in high enough concentrations in the U.S. to pose a health threat, other chemicals on the list are much more pervasive. More details

More people ignoring government propaganda, choosing raw milk over pasteurized

By Jonathan Benson, Natural News

drip-175551_640There is a raw milk renaissance sweeping America that is marked by swelling disregard for all the government fear-mongering over this all-natural, living “superfood.” Writing for The Washington Post (WP), freelance journalist Whitney Pipkin highlights just a few of the many families throughout the Northeast and elsewhere that are embracing raw milk with open arms, despite oppressive restrictions on its sale and endless warnings by health authorities about its alleged dangers.

Raw milk is considerably hard to come by in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, for instance, as the District, Virginia and Maryland all currently prohibit the retail sale of raw milk. For families like the Jacksons, who recently moved out to the country to raise their own milk-producing animals and avoid the hassle, this used to mean having to cross state lines to access the whole food for their family of 13. More information

Natural product industry’s first ever agreement to limiting heavy metals levels

By Mike Adams, Natural News

mike_adamsWe made history today with the natural product industry’s first ever agreement to limiting heavy metals levels in popular products. Garden of Life, SunWarrior and Natural News agreed to the terms described here:

I want to be clear that Garden of Life and SunWarrior are not the only companies that need to be on board with this. In truth, many brown rice proteins we’ve tested has been found to contain significant levels of heavy metals including tungsten. The entire industry needs to commit to these improved composition goals, and I expect we will soon hear from other companies who join this commitment to clean food! More information

Subway to Remove Shoe Rubber Chemical from Bread After Protest

Bruce Horovitz, USA Today via Infowars.com

eatfrSubway, one of the world’s biggest bread bakers, is about to remove a chemical from its breads that raised the ire of an influential health activist and food blogger.

The world’s biggest sandwich chain says it’s in the process of removing the chemical known as Azodiacarbonamide from its sandwich breads — a chemical that Vani Hari, who runs the site FoodBabe.com, says is commonly used to increase elasticity in everything from yoga mats to shoe rubber to synthetic leather. It’s used for the same reason in bread, she says, as a dough conditioner.

“We are already in the process of removing Azodiacarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is USDA and FDA approved ingredient,” the company says in a statement. “The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”

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Days before Subway announced its change of heart, “Food Babe” Vani Hari appeared on the Alex Jones Show to discuss her new initiative, after discovering that Subway makes bread with an ingredient called azodicarbonamide – a chemical also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber.

297 scientists, experts sign statement: GMOs not proven safe

Jon Rappoport, Infowars.com, February 6, 2014

The statement was drawn up by the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility. It was released on October 21, 2013.

Image: GMO Maize (Wikimedia Commons).
Image: GMO Maize (Wikimedia Commons).

Since then, 297 scientists and experts have signed it.

Thus exploding the myth that “the science is settled.”

Exploding the claim that a consensus about GMOs has been reached.

You can read the statement and the signatories at ensser.org.

http://www.ensser.org/media/0713/

Here are two excerpts from the statement:

“As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists that there is a ‘scientific consensus’ on GMO safety and that the debate on this topic is ‘over’.”

“We feel compelled to issue this statement because the claimed consensus on GMO safety does not exist. The claim that it does exist is misleading and misrepresents the currently available scientific evidence and the broad diversity of opinion among scientists on this issue. Moreover, the claim encourages a climate of complacency that could lead to a lack of regulatory and scientific rigour and appropriate caution, potentially endangering the health of humans, animals, and the environment.”

The number of scientists on either side of a question does not, alone, imply a final answer. But it does indicate whether the question is closed or still open. It does indicate that those who claim the question is closed are wrong.

Completely wrong.

Monsanto PR and government PR and media PR are so many tongues wagging in the wind.

In previous articles, I’ve highlighted dangers and lies re GMOs. Here I’m simply reporting that a consensus about GMO safety is a delusion.

In other words, anybody can say “everybody knows…” And if those people have access to, or control, major media, they can make a persuasive case.

But the persuasion is nothing more than one voice drowning out other voices.

Other voices who, for example, make this declaration:

(Signatory, Dr. Margarida Silva, biologist and professor at the Portugese Catholic University)—“…research has been mostly financed by the very companies that depend on positive outcomes for their business, and we now know that where money flows, influence grows. The few independent academics left must work double shift to address the vast array of unanswered questions and red flags that keep piling up.”

Or this voice: Signatory, Dr. Raul Montenegro, biologist, University of Cordoba, Argentina—“As things stand, the governments of these countries [Argentina, Brazil] deny that there is a [GMO] problem even in the face of numerous reports from the people who are affected and the doctors who must treat them.”

So far, there are 297 such voices.

Will CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX report this story in full and overturn the false consensus? Will they make room for the 297 voices?

Of course not. Their job is to invent consensus by consulting “reliable sources.” Meaning: liars who also want to invent false consensus.

This post originally appeared at www.nomorefakenews.com

Total ban on GM food production mulled in Russia

Russia Today

Photo By AFP Photo/Robyn Beck
Photo By AFP Photo/Robyn Beck

A group of Russian MPs have prepared a bill severely restricting imports of genetically modified agricultural produce, and completely banning its domestic production.

The initiative is backed by Evgeny Fyodorov of the parliamentary majority United Russia and a group called Russian Sovereignty, which unites MPs from various parties and parliamentary factions.

The politicians want to amend the existing law On Safety and Quality of Alimentary Products with a norm set for the maximum allowed content of transgenic and genetically modified components. The powers to establish that norm go to the government and products with excessive content of GMO components should be banned for turnover and imports. More Details

What’s Really in Vaccines?

By Mike Adams, Natural News

What's Really in Vaccines?Have you ever wondered what’s really in vaccines? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s vaccine additives page, all the following ingredients are routinely used as vaccine additives:

Aluminum – A light metal that causes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You should never inject yourself with aluminum.

Antibiotics – Chemicals that promote superbugs, which are deadly antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that are killing tens of thousands of Americans every year.

Formaldehyde – A “pickling” chemical used to preserve cadavers. It’s highly toxic to the nervous system, causing blindness, brain damage and seizures. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services openly admits that formaldehyde causes cancer. You can see this yourself on the National Toxicology Program website, featuring its 12th Report on Carcinogens.

There, the formaldehyde Fact Sheet completely neglects to mention formaldehyde in vaccines. This is the “dirty little secret” of government and the vaccine industry. It does state, however, that “…formaldehyde causes myeloid leukemia, and rare cancers including sinonasal and nasopharyngeal cancer.”

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) – A neurotoxic chemical called an “excitotoxin.” It causes brain neurons to be overexcited to the point of death. MSG is toxic even when consumed in foods, where it causes migraine headaches and endocrine system damage. You should NEVER inject MSG into your body. But that’s what health workers do when they inject you with vaccines.

Thimerosal – A methyl mercury compound that causes severe, permanent nervous system damage. Mercury is highly toxic to the brain. You should never touch, swallow or inject mercury at any dose. There is no safe dose of mercury! Doctors and vaccine pushers LIE to you and say there is no mercury in vaccines. Even the CDC readily admits vaccine still contain mercury (thimerosal).

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Importance of Understanding Heavy Metals in Our Food Supply

By Mike Adams, Natural News

I’ve just posted an informative new video which explains why heavy metals are so toxic to human health, with details on how each heavy metal impacts particular organs in the body.

The video covers the toxicity of:

• Aluminum
• Arsenic
• Cadmium
• Copper
• Lead
• Mercury

In this video, you’ll learn many astonishing facts about where toxic heavy metals come from, which organs they tend to target, and even how heavy metals can cause personality changes in humans. More details

 

Metal fragments found in Wheaties cereal

By Mike Adams, Natural News

Wheaties-magnetic-metal-fragmentsShocking video! During my scientific investigations of foods, I recently discovered tiny fragments of metal embedded in Wheaties cereal flakes. Curious about how much metal was in the cereal, I used a neodymium magnet and discovered — to my great astonishment — that Wheaties flakes can be lifted with magnets.

This isn’t voodoo or woo woo or anything mystical; it’s just straight physics and the laws of magnetism. Yep, magnets work on metal fragments in cereal! Full Story

For the video story, click here.

Heirloom, GMO, and Hybrid Seed Debate

Scott Jackson of the University of Georgia on Heirloom Seeds: Current and Future Trends

Scott Jackson of the University of Georgia
Scott Jackson of the University of Georgia

So many of us have no idea the importance the type of seed used to produce the food we consume has on a society.  Today, Scott Jackson, professor at the University of Georgia, will join Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss the current and future trends in seed genetics and the use in our world today.  We will be discussing the concepts of domestication, bottlenecks and epigenetics as it relates to the world of growing food.

For the complete show, visit here.

Areas we will touch on today’s show are the following: The Debate on the Use of GMO’s. Seeds that are cloned and then transferred together control pests and disease.   Hybrid and the value to the food supply. Hybrid seeds and crossing the strands, corn, rice, need to solve the problems.  Only works in a few crops.  Heirlooms.  Seeds that were used before commercialization and open pollinated.

Here are a couple articles for additional research.

1.  Wall Street Journal on the GMO Debate.

2.  Natural News on the return of the small, organic farmer or garden

3. Natural News on the political side of the debate related to sovereignty of nations and the use of certain seeds

4. Green Depot on the difference and debate to use hybrids or heirloom seeds.

Here are the links for additional reading recommended by Scott Jackson:

1. Need to use genetic diversity to feed the growing population. Nature website

2. Seeds of Discovery website

3. USDA seed collections for various plants

4. Example of rice collection in the Philippines

About Scott Jackson:

Scott Jackson’s research focuses on the application of genomics and cytogenetics to understand the structure, function and evolution of plant genomes, with a focus on the rice, soybean, common bean and peanut.  The Jackson lab has been involved in sequencing plant genomes such as soybean, common bean, pigeonpea, chickpea and peanut. Research includes evolutionary studies of individual species as well as entire genera (e.g. Oryzeae and Glycine). We use cytogenetics to explore chromosome structure and function. Much of our work is at the intersection of genomics/epigenomics and bioinformatics. We generate and utilize large genomic data sets to discover genes, make gene-phenotype correlations and provide tools for engineering improved crops.

How To Detox GMO’s

Dr. Edward Group of Global Healing Center talks with Anthony Gucciardi of Natural Society on how to detox GMOs from your body naturally.

Here are the quick basics: Restrict the intake of GMO’s and follow the cleanse protocol mentioned by Dr. Group.

Quick Overview:

1.  Restrict GMO consumption

2.  Complete an intestinal cleanse

3.  Add Organic yogurt or kefir to your diet

4.  Complete a liver/gallbladder cleanse

5.  Complete a parasite cleanse

6.  Complete a chemical and toxic metal cleanse

Radioactive Fish, Say What??

Radioactive fish continue to be caught near Fukushima

By Rebecca Winters, Natural News

perch-62855_640Japan used to account for 15 percent of global fish catches, but now, nearly three years after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck Fukushima’s Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, sales are plummeting in Fukushima and the surrounding prefectures, as the world focuses intently on radiation levels mounting in the Pacific Ocean’s sea life. Learn more.

Heavy Metals in Food is Not Natural

Natural News Announces Results From Forensic Food Lab

Mike Adams of Natural News
Mike Adams of Natural News

Last week, Mike Adams of Natural news announced the launch of their heavy metals reference website that freely publishes toxic elemental analysis and microscopic images for (eventually) hundreds of foods, superfoods, herbs, beverages, fast foods and more. More details

Secondly, Mike Adams reviewed the historical background and importance to why heavy metals in our food supply is not good for our long-term health as a society. He attempted to answer the following questions; Why are there heavy metals in our food?  Are the levels safe for human consumption? How much of these metals have bio-accumulated in our system? How do you limit such accumulation?  For more information and the complete video, it is located here. Lastly, here is the link to the forensic lab information, website, and results, click here.

 

Harvard Says “Take The Phone Away From Your Bed”

Recent Study Says That Smartphones and Sleeping Don’t Mix

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By Jason Gale, Bloomberg

Having trouble sleeping like a baby?

Harvard Medical School research states that a smartphone next to you while you are sleeping may be messing with your sleep rhythms and therefore, causing sleepless or restless sleep patterns.

Gale states,   “Having trouble sleeping? Check for a glow, inches from the pillow.  Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop at bedtime may be staving off sleep, according to Harvard Medical School scientists, who have found specific wavelengths of light can suppress the slumber-inducing hormone melatonin in the brain.”  More Details

 

Through Pain to Victory

A Journey Through Food: The Story of Kathryne Pirtle

Kathryne Pirtle of Performance Without Pain
Kathryne Pirtle of Performance Without Pain

Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project covered a few of the concepts in the book Deep Nutrition, as well as author Kathryne Pirtle of Performance Without Pain tells her story of overcoming pain to live life and perform her absolute best. Catherine Shananhan’s book covered recent research related to nutrition and traditional gene theory. While, Kathryne Pirtle joined Stephen to talk about her journey through pain and struggle with food to gain victory and some ideas on how each of us can improve our performance by eating a non-gmo, organic non-western diet.

For the complete show, visit here.

About Kathryne Pirtle:

Kathryne Pirtle is the clarinetist and executive director of the Orion Ensemble, which gives three concert series in Metropolitan Chicago, presents a live, internationally broadcast series on Chicago’s WFMT-FM Fine Arts Radio Network and tours throughout North America. She is principal clarinetist of the Lake Forest Symphony and frequently performs with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Pirtle has co-authored a book with Dr. John D. Turner and Sally Fallon called Performance without Pain, which was published in 2006 by New Trends. This book focuses on the modern dietary influences in common inflammatory and degenerative conditions in musicians, athletes, dancers and the general public. It presents a highly effective solution to healing that utilizes nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, traditional foods. Since 2004, she has given more than 85 workshops around the country and appeared on numerous radio and television shows.

Non-GMO Cherrios: A Victory or Marketing Hype?

Recent Non-GMO Cherrios Announcement By General Mills Causes Stir on Both Sides of the Fence

By Stephen McCarthy, The McCarthy Project

cereal_cheerios_logoGeneral Mills just announced that one type of Cherrios will be non-GMO Cherrios “Original.” The GMO labeling side declares a victory in the fight against the use of GMO in the creation of a major branded cereal product. Will this lead to a major change in the direction of the food industry. Check out the following posts and you make the call.

General Mills Corporate Site: Cherrios

Made with 100 percent natural whole grain oats – the only major breakfast cereal grain proven to help lower cholesterol – Cheerios is a healthy start to the day or a perfect, crunchy snack for the entire family. More Details

Wall Street Journal

General Mills Inc. has started producing Cheerios free of genetically modified content, making the 73-year-old breakfast cereal one of the highest-profile brands to change in the face of growing complaints over such ingredients from activist groups and some consumers. More Details

Natural News

General Mills has confirmed that Cheerios cereal is going non-GMO. Many people are celebrating this “victory” but I’m not so sure it’s a big deal at all — Cheerios are made from oats, and there are no GMO oats.  So Cheerios has already been > 99% non-GMO forever.   Here’s the scoop on this announcement and why I remain very skeptical of General Mills, a cereal company with a documented history of deception. More Details

Public isn’t buying lamestream media’s contrived attack on multivitamins

Public isn’t buying media’s contrived attack on multivitamins says Natural News

Public isn't buying lamestream media's contrived attack on multivitamins
Public isn’t buying lamestream media’s contrived attack on multivitamins

By Mike Adams, Natural News
Despite the most vicious efforts of the lamestream media to attack multivitamins and make nutrition look bad, the public isn’t buying it!
Yep, most people realize that nutrition really works to prevent disease, and that the attack piece was almost entirely funded by Big Pharma interests and quack scientist shills who also believe that even vitamin C can’t cure scurvy. More Details

Supplements are Causing Health Issues

By Ahahad O’Conner, NY Times
Christopher, a high school student from Katy, Tex., suffered severe liver damage after using a concentrated green tea extract he bought at a nutrition store as a “fat burning” supplement. More Details

Supplements Dont Have Any Health Benefits

By Ryan Jaslow, CBS News
“Enough” with the multivitamins already.
That’s the message from doctors behind three new studies and an editorial that tackled an oft-debated question in medicine: Do daily multivitamins make you healthier?
After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of “no.” Full Article

Mainstream Media Bashing Multivitamins

By Mike Adams, Natural News
Today the mainstream media is gleefully reporting findings they mistakenly believe show all multivitamins to be worthless at preventing disease. “Case Closed: Multivitamins Should Not Be Used,” declares Forbes. “New studies dispel multivitamin myths,” reports NBC News. And CBS News shouts, “case is closed” after studies find no health benefits.” Full Article

Western medicine failing globally as cancer rates rise

Western medicine failing globally as cancer rates rise
Western medicine failing globally as cancer rates rise

By Mike Adams, Natural News

The more countries that embrace western (reductionist) medicine, the worse global health becomes.

And now, the World Health Organization has announced that cancer rates are rising globally, providing yet more proof that western medicine is clueless when it comes to promoting good health and preventing diseases like cancer: More Details

Weight loss-obsessed girls eating GMO cotton balls soaked in lemon juice

By David Gutierrez, Natural News
concentration-16032_640A practice being promoted on YouTube as a fad diet is actually a form of disordered eating that can pose serious health risks, health professionals are warning.

In videos promoting “the cotton ball diet,” young girls soak cotton balls in lemonade or orange juice and then swallow them. The girls claim that the cotton balls expand in the stomach, producing a feeling of fullness and thereby making them eat less during the day. In this, the cotton ball diet may seem at first to resemble appetite-suppressing drugs such as Lipozene.

But everything about the diet is dangerous, experts warn, from the specifics of the practice to the attitude behind it.  More Details

Just 30 Minutes of Cell Phone Exposure Affects Brain Activity

By Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society

iphone-37856_640A new study published in Clinical Neurophysiology suggests it doesn’t take years or even months of exposure for cell phone radiation to (negatively) alter our brains—it only takes minutes. The phones used in this double-blind, crossover, randomized study emitted LTE radiation, or the LTE technology so popular in “fourth generation” (4G) phones, the phones everyone clamors for.

The researchers exposed the right ears of 18 study participants to  LTE radio frequency radiation. In just 30 minutes, they observed changes in brain activity. The radiation levels were within legal limits and the phone was always kept 1 cm from the ear. More Details

Backdrop Information on the Use of Vaccines

Jon Rappoport on the Vaccine Industry and the Future

Jon Rappoport of No More Fake News
Jon Rappoport of No More Fake News

Concealing the corrupt and failed and harmful and dangerous practice of vaccination, propagandists and media idiots and government spokespeople have drowned the American population, for more than a century, with assurances and demands about “public health.”

and…

Exactly. That’s the game they’re playing. They build it (reality), and you come. Because in their absence and the absence of what they have built, there would be nothing. Unless you…built something yourself. Unless we build something different.

and…

Unless we fight and maintain the right to claim exemptions and opt out of vaccination. Unless millions of people wake up and opt out, and opt for health.

-Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News

The world of vaccines is built on a utopian view of health and wellness.  Jon’s post on the reality of vaccines and fighting the side effects from the use of flu shots, vaccines, and any other chemical based medicine is timely.

Click here to read the entire article.

Zack Kaldveer on Organic Current Events

Zack Kaldveer of Organic Consumers Association on GMO Labeling and Organic Choices

Zack Kaldveer
Zack Kaldveer

Zack is on the front lines of the gmo and organic debate.  He is the Assistant Media Director of Public Relations for Organic Consumers Association, one of the largest special interest groups fighting for non-genetically modified organisms in the food supply, as well as, the use of organic farmer techniques.  He joined Stephen McCarthy to talk about recent GMO labeling laws in California and the upcoming vote in Washington state on the same subject.  We will also be covering the recent suicides by farmers in India and other current events around the globe.

The interview will air on Wednesday, November 6th at 9am cst.

For Zach’s thoughts on the how to live a organic lifestyle and how to locate the proper food sources, click here. On the current hot topics in the world of gmo’s and organic foods, click here.

Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina
Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina

In the second half of the show, University of North Carolina Head Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell will join Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss passion, distractions, technology and relationships in the world of women’ s basketball.

About Zack Kaldveer:

Zack is the Assistant Media Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), an online and grassroots public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. Formerly, Zack was the Assistant Media Director for California’s Prop 37 campaign to label genetically modified foods. Zack has also served as Communications Director for the Consumer Federation of California and Editor of the California Progress Report. Zack received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of California San Diego, and his Master’s, also in Communications, from San Diego State University.

Flu Vaccines: A Balanced Report

Flu Season and Flu Vaccines: Do the Risks Outweigh the Gains?

Flu Vaccines and Research
Flu Vaccines and Research

You get a cold or the flu. You don’t feel so well. What should you do? Rest and allow your body to naturally fight it off or next year get the flu shot, so you don’t get it ever again.

David Augenstein of the Journal of Natural Food and Health joined Stephen McCarthy of The McCarthy Project to discuss the history and current research of vaccines. For the complete interview, click here.

Here are some additional sites for research:

National Vaccine Information Center: Research and information on all aspects of vaccinations.

Center for Disease Control Website: Information on the different types, training, eduction, treatment, images, etc.

Center for Disease Control on the side effects of the vaccine: Same site but mentioning the side effects.

Natural Society on the side effects: Additional opinion on the side effects

Jon Rappoport on the need for flu shots:  Promotion of the flu vaccine and potential motives for corporations to create a demand for the flu vaccine. Flue Sho

Jon Rappoport on proper medical diagnosis:  What happens when only 16% of flu patients have the flu?

Natural Society on natural solutions of prevention:  Many solutions are available to prevent the cold or flu from occurring in the first place. Additional source: Vitamin D Council

Questions to Answer:

1.  I know everybody else is doing it, but why are you? A television ad told me that they have a product to prevent the flu?

3.  Do you want to risk the side effects to stop the flu that potentially lasts two days?

4.  If I want to prevent the flu from coming, what action steps could I take? Doesn’t seem wise to use natural solutions without the potential side effects?

If we are honest with ourselves, take the flu, as bad as it is, get better, and stop putting chemicals into your body that may have adverse effects and decrease your long term performance. Secondly, plan ahead with natural prevention strategies to eliminate the worry of the side effects.

Additional Research:

Steve St. Clair, manufacturer of natural food supplements, posted the following essay,  I would encourage you to review and contemplate his argument before your take your next shot. A second post on boosting your immune system.

David Augenstein
David Augenstein

David Augenstein, Journal of Natural Foods and Health, history of the flu shot and related research. David (aka Mr. Augie) is a chemical and environmental engineer, educator, entrepreneur, author and publisher. He is Founder and co-director of the Foundations for Health Education, a non-profit professional association engaged in several projects. He has had a forty-year career as a licensed engineer and an environmental specialist in industry and public health. In the past ten years, he has conducted many seminars in natural food and health topics and is publisher of the Journal of Natural Food and Health (internet) and the paper Living Food and various paper bulletins and internet campaigns on vaccination choice, fluoride and raw milk.

 

 

 

Don’t Let Your Immune System Shut Down

Great Herbs, Supplements, and Ideas To Support Your Immune System

Steve St. Clair, Enerhealth Botanicals

In the midst of the Government shutting down I feel this is a good opportunity to remind everyone not to allow our bodies to do the same. This time of year can be very stressful with the holidays approaching, world events (that never end), and just emerging from summer.

Personally, this last few weeks have been crazy. I have been extremely busy running all over the place with work and family and I can feel my body weakening. Getting run down can happen to the best of us as it is real easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are busy and stressed out. However, it is in these times that taking care of ourselves is absolutely crucial.

The easiest way to achieve shut down is to run yourself into the ground. Stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and burning the candle at both ends, all have detrimental effects on your immune system and once your immune system is compromised you are more susceptible to getting sick.

So for those of you in the same boat, here are some suggestions (some of which we offer, some just home remedies) to help you through the busy stressful times:

Daily Immune Support
This is a great product of mushroom extracts that will help maintain a healthy immune system. Mushrooms are adaptogens and are great stress combatant and immune system supporter.

Relax & De-Stress
This herbal blend has been my best friend over the last week. I like to take it throughout the day as needed. The great thing about this blend is that you can take it anytime because it does not cause drowsiness.

Vitamin D
This product is great but especially now as the days are getting shorter and our exposure to the Sun is becoming less. Make sure you are taking adequate doses, as Vitamin D has a tremendously positive effect on your immune system.

EchinOsha
This is a powerful immune support blend and one of our most popular products during the winter months. This blend is great if you are feeling like you are about to get sick or to help speed up the recovery process.

EnerFood
Lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and too much stress are some of the exact reasons we created Enerfood. Darren and I designed the product to combat all these things. Make sure you are taking this product daily!

Garlic
You know that feeling when you get that first hint of a sore throat? Which then leads to dread as to not if but when you will get sick. Well at the first sign of a sore throat I immediately cut up some Garlic and suck on it. Garlic is an extremely powerful antibiotic and usually nips any sore throat. Sure your significant other might be turned off but its better than being sick.

Turn off your WiFi
Darren actually suggested this to me this morning. He has had some trouble sleeping recently and last night turned off his WiFi Connection and said he slept great. We tend to forget all the energy constantly surrounding us and this is important I think regardless of whether you are sleeping well or not.

Those are just some suggestions, as I don’ want to take up too much of your time on the beautiful weekend, but I feel this is an important reminder. So please take care of yourself.

Have a healthy, safe, and happy day,

Health News: September 20, 2013

1.  Whole Foods Tells Employees No GMO’s in Store (Natural News)

2.  TED Talks Censor Natural and Non-GMO Science (Natural News)

3.  Scientific American in less the scrupulous research towards GMO’s (GMWatch.org)

4.  El Salvador Bans Glyphostate. (GMWatch.org)

5.  History of Moving Naturally with MovNat (MovNat)

6.  The Ultimate History Lesson.  This Film will change how you view learning and understanding the system we call education.  (Tragedy and Hope)

Flu Shot Bombardment Has Begun

New Flu Shots Aim To Eliminate Excuses While Offering More “Protection”

by Steve St. Clair, EnerHealth Botanicals

Flu Shot Bombardment Has Begun
Flu Shot Bombardment Has Begun

Fall is upon us and the bombardment of “get your flu shot” hype has begun.  Only this year it’s worse as there is a plethora of new twists designed to give you a nice false sense of security.

First, there is a new shot that will offer “more protection”. It is called the quadrivalent vaccine and it “protects” from 4 strains of the flu rather than the normal 3. The CDC is recommending this new 4-strain vaccine for children because they are at the highest risk and they are saying get it right away because there is a limited supply.  So hurry to get your children “protected”.

Second, they have an extra strength shot for seniors.  This obviously is in response to the fact that last year’s shot was a complete failure in protecting the elderly.  In fact it was less than 50% effective in test groups and in other cases offered no protection at all. That’s not an opinion it’s a fact…look it up.  Apparently “Extra-Strength” is supposed to calm the fears of those asking any questions.

Finally, it seems like Big Pharma has gotten privy to the fact that people have been using the “I’m allergic to eggs” excuse to get out of their shots because they now have an “egg-free” version.  Not to mention they now have inhalable vaccines, finger pricks for those afraid of needles and I’m sure a million more reasons “why” there is no reason not to get a flu shot. Obviously they are trying to eliminate any excuse possible that people might have.

Of course, every year they tell us to get our flu shots because the flu strains change from year to year but somehow they already have the shots prepared without knowing what strains are present.  I know they are making “educated” assumptions into how the strains have mutated this year but really this whole thing is a total scam.

I encourage you to do your own research as I am here to just help ignite the fire of further exploration. Part of being a health freedom activist means advocating everyone to make their own decisions about their health.  We are just here to offer the alternative perspective and to create conversation.  I know many people who get the flu shot and still get the flu just like I know many people who get it and don’t get the flu.  I can also say the exact same thing for people who don’t get the flu shot. That is the point.  Flu shot or no flu shot, you might get the flu. But in my opinion, getting the flu shot offers no more “protection”. It is just another highly profitable control channel for Big Pharma.

You want REAL protection? Then take care of yourself with proper nourishment…mind, body, and soul. Get plenty of sleep, manage/limit your stress, and support your immune system through diet and supplementation.

I can not underestimate the importance of taking care of yourself. You could get all the shots in the world and if you are unhealthy and run yourself into the ground, you will get sick one way or another.

So please take care of your body.  Take care of your mind, and as your friend my advice is steer clear of the flu shot.

Health Freedom Starts With You.

Frontrunning Health News Aug.18th, 2013

1.  Radioactivity from Japan in Our food Supply.. Don’t Worry (The Herald)

2.  Dangers of Refined Sugar in Your Diet. Especially for Ladies (Natural News)

3.  More on the Sugar Front.. Do Your Best to Eliminate.(LA Times)

4.  TV Takes Another Shot.. This Time by NCBI and PubMed. (NCBI)

5.  Interesting Thoughts on The Effectiveness of Antibiotics (Medical Xpress)

6.  New antibiotic, More manipulation, Less results (Phys.org)

7.  Great Information on Potential Solution to Heel Pain (Mobility WOD) and Follow-up on Heel Pain (Mobility WOD)

8.  ADHD Might Be a Half Truth? (Natural News)

9. Corn Flakes Bites the Dust on the GMO Front (Natural Society)

10. Chicken McNuggets: What is Really Chicken?(Natural News)

11.  ESPN: Everywhere Sports Profit Network (Bloomberg)

On Omega 3, Scientists and Doctors Don’t Lie?

Recent Study: Omega 3 Supplements and Cancer Linked.. True or False?

Scientists and Omega 3 Fish Oil
Scientists and Omega 3 Fish Oil

This week a study was published by a cancer institute that stated that omega 3 supplements are inked to a 70% increase in prostate cancer. What!!

For the last 20 years, we have been told that omega 3 fish oil or here have numerous long-term health benefits.

What is the doctors motive?  What are they really saying?  A 360 degree change, have we followed a lie?

I would propose that the doctors are lying or manipulated the results of the study to support their business and the pharmaceutical companies.  Check out the following information.

Mike Adams of Natural News on how a study can make it into the mainstream media under a false premise.

As a follow-up, Michael Savage on the same subject.

Athletes who listen to all this junk end up confused and dazed with misinformation.   Remember, don’t believe everything a doctor or scientist says. You must look deeper and find the truth.

 

 

 

Japan Halts Potential GMO Wheat Shipments

If GMO Wheat was Healthy, How Come the Japanese Don’t Want It?

by Mike Adams

Natural News

GMO Wheat in the Food Supply
GMO Wheat in the Food Supply

Question:

Is it a competitive advantage to athletes to eat non-gmo wheat?

Answer:

If it is not good for the general public/ Japanese to consume, then for a athlete looking to run at a elite level absolutely no.

Conclusion:

Control your food sources as much as possible.  You may not need to change what your eating. Simply, change who you buy it from and confirm their sources as much as possible.