Category Archives: Health

Jonathan Benson ~ Even WSJ Agrees: GMOs Threaten Food Security While Offering No Solution For India’s Poor

“The US Government and the US Trusts, which promote the interests of the
GM seed patent corporates who use every trick in the book to promote
GM in developing countries, under the guise of ‘benevolence’ to the ‘poor’ — are doing a great disservice to US -India relations.” Dilnavaz Variava

NoGMONaturalNews ~ The government of India appears to be slowly falling into the clutches of multinational chemical companies craftily pushing their own patented genetically modified (GM) crops as the solution to hunger and poverty, with a new bill set to deliver subsidized food made from these poisons to more than 800 million Indian people. But one prominent organizer with extensive knowledge in Indian farming issues says the answer is not GM crops but rather agro-ecological approaches that rely on organic, chemical-free growing methods.

Dilnavaz Variava, who heads the consumer issues division of the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture, says more than 1 million Indian farmers from roughly 10,000 villages throughout the country are already growing pesticide-free crops on more than 3.5 million acres with great success — apart from GMOs. This is the agriculture model with the greatest potential for feeding impoverished Indian people, she says, and the one that officials who are being courted by the biotech lobby are shamefully overlooking.

“India has enough food grain — almost two-and-a-half times the required buffer stock — and yet 200 million Indians go hungry,” said Variava. “The problem of sufficiency is not one of production, but of economic and physical access…. Poverty, mounds of rotting food grain, wastage and leakages in the Public Distribution System are the real causes of food insecurity.”

Food security has decreased in every country that adopted GMOs

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Bubonic Plague Death In Yumen, China Sparks Quarantine: Xinhua

A medical worker, wearing full protective suit, examines a man in an earlier outbreak scare in China in 2003. Photo: Reuters

A medical worker, wearing full protective suit, examines a man in an earlier outbreak scare in China in 2003. Photo: Reuters

Beijing: China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday.

A 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. Several districts of the city of about 100,000 people in Gansu province were subsequently turned into special quarantine zones, Xinhua said.

It said 151 people who came into direct contact with the victim were also placed in quarantine. None have so far shown any signs of infection, the news agency said.

The city had set aside 1 million yuan ($171,000) for emergency vaccinations, the Jiuquan Daily, a local newspaper, said on Tuesday.

The plague is a bacterial disease spread by the fleas of wild rodents such as marmots. While the disease can be effectively treated, patients can die 24 hours after the initial infection, the World Health Organisation says.

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SF Source TruNews  July 23 2014

Deane Alban ~ Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Brain

“Next time you catch yourself falling into one of these patterns, remind yourself that you don’t have to believe everything you think. Recognize a thought as a cognitive distortion and challenge it instead.” D Alban

DontBelieveEverythingYouThinkI recently saw a bumper sticker that said “Don’t Believe Everything You Think” and it got me thinking… about thinking.

The average person has around 50,000 thoughts per day and in most people they are predominantly negative. (1)

How Thoughts Create Your Brain

Your thoughts are more than fleeting moments created by your brain. In many ways, your thoughts are your brain.

Every thought creates a neural connection. Think a thought often enough and the neural connection will get strong, particularly if there is an emotional attachment to it. Conversely, if a memory has no use or is rarely stimulated, eventually those neural connections will wither away from disuse.

Thoughts also change your brain by stimulating the production of brain chemicals which can change the structure and function of your brain.

A good example is what happens to your brain under stress. When a situation you perceive as stressful occurs, it increases your level of the stress hormone cortisol. Prolonged exposure to cortisol literally excites your brain cells to death, particularly in the hippocampus, the seat of memory. Continue reading

Arjun Walia ~ Scientists Review 343 Studies To See If Organic Food Is Really Better For You – Here’s What They Found

“The study emphasized that the concentrations of a wide variety of antioxidants were found to be far greater in organic crops than those within conventional crops. Antioxidants are extremely important when it comes to human health. They are responsible for cleaning out multiple organs in the body, preventing cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological disorders and more.” A Walia

OrganicProduceThe reasons to eat organic just got bigger, another study (among many) examining conventionally grown produce vs organically grown produce grown has made its way into the public domain. This one was conducted by researchers and scientists who examined 343 peer-reviewed studies to determine if organic food is really better for you compared to conventional produce.

The study was recently published in The British Journal of Nutrition and identified a clear difference between organic and non-organic food. (1)

“Demand for organic foods is partially driven by consumers’ perceptions that they are more nutritious. However, scientific opinion is divided on whether there are significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic foods, and two recent reviews have concluded that there are no differences. In the present study, we carried out meta-analyses based on 343 peer-reviewed publications that indicate statistically significant and meaningful differences in composition between organic and non-organic crops/crop-based foods.”(1)

Organic Produce Is More Nutritious

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Danielle Fagan ~ Where Do Our Emotional Responses Come From? Are They Truly Ours?

“Your experience is completely unique. There is no point in comparing yourself to your friends, family members, models or actors on TV. They are not you so their experience can never match your own.” D Fagan

Last night, my sister and I drove our separate ways. She went to spend the night at my parents’ house that I recently moved from and I continued driving to my new home. I thought how the parting of ways was symbolic and said to myself, “Wow, this is sad.” But when I tried to feel the truth of that statement, I only found happiness. I found joy and excitement at the thought of my new life and decided to choose my emotion instead of a programmed one.

It led me to an interesting thought, “What percentage of my thoughts and emotions are based on what I think I should  be thinking and feeling? And how much of it is actually genuine?”

Do We Learn Our Emotional Responses From Others?

We often imitate the reactions of those we see in Hollywood movies or of our family and friends. This mentality is tribal. By mimicking those around us, we feel like we belong. Even with age and experience we still often limit our individuality and follow the crowd. But as conscious individuals, we begin to strip away the old beliefs and walk our own path. Continue reading

Alanna Ketler ~ A Recipe For Fat Flush Water (It Literally Flushes Fat)

“Often a lack of energy and even headaches throughout the day are simply caused by mild dehydration. It is a good idea to make a conscious effort to drink more water. A little extra is definitely better than not enough!” A Ketler

FatFlushWaterJugYou may have heard some of the hype about “Fat Flush Water.” But how exactly does water flush fat out of your system? Clearly, water is not some kind of magic diet supplement. Your body needs enough water everyday to keep hydrated and cleanse itself of unwanted materials. Fat deposits that form on the body can be tough to break down and eliminate, but proper nutrition and exercise can help greatly with this.

Fat is broken down when the body uses its fat deposits to produce energy, the triglycerides in the fat cells are removed. Then, these are broken down into fatty acids and glycerols and are then absorbed into your muscle tissue and internal organs where they are then broken down even further through various chemical processes. If the products leftover from these chemical processes are not used by the body as energy, they are then considered waste products and need to be removed from the body. This is where the role of water comes in. Continue reading

Prepper Project ~ 3 Reasons Every Prepper Should Grow Cayenne Peppers

“You might not be able to “live” on peppers, but they are a great survival plant that just makes life better.” Prepper Project

CayennePepperWhen people think about “living off the land” or “growing all their own food,” they usually think about growing plants like grains or potatoes.

Maybe they imagine keeping some cattle, or perhaps planting a rolling pecan plantation.

I’m sure cayenne peppers rarely make anyone’s list. Even the beloved jalapeno is lucky to make the survival gardener’s notebook.

There’s a simple reason for this, of course. It’s because you can’t munch on hot peppers. If you were to harvest a basket of them, you could technically count them as food… but if you were to eat them like carrots, it would hurt, hurt, hurt.

So – why am I calling cayenne peppers a “great survival plant?”

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Cayenne Peppers Are Good Medicine

Believe it or not, hot peppers are really good for you – and cayenne are one of the best.

Did you know cayenne peppers can stop a heart attack. Check out what Dr. John Christopher had to say on the topic: Continue reading

Daisy Luther ~ Worried About Potential Health Crises Caused By Kids Immigrating Illegally? Mainstream Says You’re “Hysterical” And “Fear-Mongering

“HHS told me that the CDC has now activated its Emergency Operations Center to Level III, which means it is on 24-hour alert to better coordinate and track their programs in support of what HHS is calling “the urgent humanitarian situation of unaccompanied children along the southwest border.” But calling it a crisis and working to contain it are two different things. It is clear that the CDC needs to be more involved immediately to help identify, treat, and contain emerging diseases. Putting a cone of secrecy around the health concerns of 50,000 children helps neither those who are sick nor those who are placed at risk. (source)” D Luther

IllegalImmigrationIllegal immigrants from Mexico could be bringing a little something extra across the border: infectious disease.

When I first read about this, I thought it was being blown out of proportion. I suspected that this was something geared to stir up civil unrest against those crossing our Southern border. However, as more information comes to light, it appears this is a very real issue, one that could affect us all. Melissa Melton of the Daily Sheeple wrote:

While our president continues to systematically legalize illegal immigration, the thousands of illegal immigrants spilling across the U.S. border aren’t just overwhelming our border patrol’s resources — they are also bringing with them the added bonus of a whole host of infectious diseases, ABC 15 recently reported:

“We are sending people everywhere. The average citizen doesn’t realize what’s going on down here,” Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera told ABC 15 News. Continue reading

Aurora Geib ~ Xanax Made With GMOs, Allergens And Artificial Coloring Chemicals

“As with any other illness or medical condition, knowing your options means you can make an educated decision about your care.” A Geib

xanax_pharma_pill(NaturalNews) Just like nearly every other drug, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax contains fillers and additives that are listed as “inactive” ingredients, but which actually can pose significant health risks. The only way to avoid ingesting those potentially dangerous chemicals and compounds is to avoid taking the medications.

But does that mean you have to suffer with anxiety and panic disorder? Not at all. There’s an alternative treatment which can be just as effective as Xanax, but which has none of the potential side effects and risks associated with the drug and its active and inactive ingredients. First, let’s look at the “inactive” ingredients in Xanax.

Although alprazolam is listed as the primary or active ingredient, Xanax is made with GMOs, allergens and other ingredients that can cause health problems and reactions in many people. Here’s an overview of some of the “inactive” ingredients lurking in a Xanax tablet:

  • Lactose: About a third of the population is lactose intolerant, and many more have low levels of lactase, the enzyme needed to properly digest lactose. People who are lactose intolerant may experience intestinal gas, bloating, stomach pain and cramps, diarrhea and even vomiting. (1)

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