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Mike Adams ~ Pet Treats Found Contaminated With Heavy Metals Lead, Mercury And Cadmium

NaturalNews  April 21 2014

mikeAdamsMy food science research in the Natural News Forensic Food Labs has turned up yet another alarming discovery… and this time, it’s about pet treats that may be poisoning your dogs and cats with toxic heavy metals.

Over the last several months, I’ve been testing popular brands of pet treats sold by retailers like Amazon.com, and what I found is downright alarming:

• An astonishing 1.8 ppm of lead in Mundy Rawhide Gourmet Dog Treats made by a company called Cadet. The treats are made in China and labeled “NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.”

• A startling 6 ppm of cadmium found in “Red Shrimp” reptile treats made by Zoo Med.

• A shocking level of mercury — over 0.5 ppm found in “Ocean Whitefish” cat treats made by PureBites and labeled “100% natural” and “made in the USA.”

• Over 1.5 ppm lead found in “Natural Rawhide Rings” dog treats from a company called PetSafe. The product package says “Protect. Teach. Love.” and is made in Taiwan.

See the full results right now for over 16 products at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs results page.

All results were achieved via ICP-MS laboratory testing that I conducted myself, using EPA-approved methodology variations. The Natural News Forensic Food Lab is in the process of achieving ISO 17025 accreditation.

Watch out! You may be poisoning your pet

What these results show is that high levels of toxic heavy metals are commonly found in pet treats. Even worse, these heavy metals are invisible to the human eye, and because they aren’t labeled on products, there’s no way to know how much lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic you may be unintentionally feeding to your pet.
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Elizabeth Renter ~ Energetic Walking Found To Increase Brain Size, Preserve Cognition

NaturalSociety  March 30 2014

BriskWalkingTaking a brisk walk just a few times a week could be enough to increase the size of your brain and even help stave off age-related dementia, according to recent research. A new study from researchers with the University of Pittsburgh found those who walked for 40 minutes, three times a week reaped the benefits of a larger hippocampus—the brain’s “memory hub”.

“You don’t need highly vigorous physical activity to see these effects,” explained Dr. Kirk Ericson, lead researcher. “This may sound like a modest amount, but it’s like reversing the age clock by a couple of years.”

Previous research has associated walking in nature with a decreased risk of depression, prostate cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more.

For the 120 participants aged 55 to 80 in this latest study, 40-minute walks three times a week resulted in hippocampus growth of up to 2 percent after one year. Another group, assigned to daily stretching exercises actually saw hippocampus shrinkage of 1.5 percent, coinciding with the natural age-related shrinkage that occurs in the brain. Continue reading

Randy Vulture ~ F for Failure: California’s Hospitals Lack Access To Emergency Care

Contributing writer ShiftFrequency

April 22 2014 ~ The American College of Emergency Physicians released a new report card detailing the condition of California’s emergency care. Unfortunately, the report shows that the state has many areas in need of serious improvement.

Lack of Emergency Rooms

EmergencyRoom_CaliforniaHospitalIn comparison with the rest of the country, California has the lowest number of emergency rooms at 6.7 for every one million people. While the number of emergency rooms around the state has decreased by 11 percent, that’s not stopping people from going to them. Unfortunately, the cuts are coming at a time when total emergency room visits increased by 10 percent. As more people try to use fewer resources available to them, patient care suffers. In the state, In fact the average time from arrival at an emergency room to departure is more than five and a half hours.

Lack of Inpatient Psychiatric Beds

The report states that, for every 100,000 residents in the state, there are 18 psychiatric beds. In the United States, the average is 29. As a result of the lack of beds, many patients who need psychiatric care end up staying in the emergency room. Once there, patients can get stuck for days — or even weeks — as they await an open spot in one of the psychiatric hospitals.

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Christina Sarich ~ 11 Ways To Naturally Boost Your Metabolism For Weight Loss

NaturalSociety  April 16 2014

Winter time is one of the worst times to try to keep fitsince we tend to travel, bundle up indoors to stay out of the cold weather, and over-eat, but there are some natural ways you can kick-start your metabolism to lose weight and achieve a fit body.Many of the herbs and natural remedies below are also great for your overall health, so why not add them to your list, today?

Here are 11 ways to naturally boost your metabolism

turmeric1. Turmeric – Not only can turmeric help you keep more than a dozen diseases at bay including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, it can also boost your metabolism. It is also full of nutrition, which means you may eat less naturally as your body acquires the energy it really needs. What’s more, curcumin in turmeric is a great way to cleanse the liver, which is one of the biggest organs of detoxification in the body. A toxic body can’t lose weight.

2. Lecitin – Found in all living cells, lecitin is a natural metabolism booster and helps the body to break down fat. You can add lecitin to your cereal or granola in the morning, and even sprinkle granules on salads or stir fry. It can also be taken in pill form as a supplement. It is highly caloric, but it contains healthful fats which support weight loss. It is not only a fat-burner, but also controls high cholesterol.

3. Kelp  - Kelp contains iodine, which supports the thyroid gland – the master metabolism-regulating organ of the body. Kelp can also boost overall nutrition and health since it is full of amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Eating good food means we will want to eat less food. Eat kelp as a snack throughout the day. Continue reading

Mike Adams ~ Why Your Detox Is Making You Sick: The Dangers Of Aggressive Detoxing

NaturalNews  April 20 2014

mikeAdamsI can’t tell you how many people have told me that a “detox” protocol made them feel extremely ill. They take detox supplements, pills or tinctures, and within a few hours they suffer dizziness, diarrhea, chills, outbreaks or even vomiting. These symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the person and what they’ve taken. Such is the legacy of what I’m calling “extreme detox supplements” that seem to be designed to cause as much suffering as possible while framing it all as a “healing crisis.”

I’ve always had a problem with the idea that such symptoms are routinely explained away as a healing crisis; as if you must suffer before you can heal. In this must-read article, I’m going to blow away detox myths and reveal why many people suffer such extreme illness during a detox. I’m also going to teach you how to detox safely and get away from the serious health risks found in extreme detoxing protocols.

Also, I urge anyone reading this who is considering a liver detox, kidney detox or heavy metals detox to pursue such activities only under the supervision of a licensed naturopath or integrative medicine M.D. who can guide you with a personalized protocol that’s right for you. Don’t “wing it” when it comes to the serious business of an aggressive detox.

Detox basics: Your liver dumps toxins into your small intestine

To understand why an extreme detox can make people feel so sick, you first have to understand how detox really works. This is an oversimplified explanation, but the fundamentals are correct: Your liver filters toxins out of your blood, including pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, ammonia and chemicals.

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Mona Delfino ~ The Language Of The Body: How Your Body Responds To Your Emotions

Wake Up World  April 19 2014

CellularEmotionalResponsesWhen we go to a doctor we expect to be told what is wrong with us. We receive a diagnosis and then wonder what we will do about it. It’s becoming obvious more and more that drugs are not, and never have been the answer to health. So why do we keep taking them at the advice of a doctor who might not have a clue what the side effects are? We have put our lives in the hands of doctors instead of taking back the power that sits within each of us to discover… if only we can understand and trust it.

“To me the greatest challenge has been understanding the illusion of all that we perceive as ‘reality’. Someday when all of us reach that Galactic Stage of development and awareness, then perhaps all of us will understand the big illusion…. ” ~ Norm Shealy M.D. Ph.D and President of Holos Institutes of Health

Writing my book The Sacred Language of the Human Body was a fulfilment to me – to be able to share with all of you the most profound reasons why we get sick, why we develop conditions in the body, and what the actual causes are, and why we are more than capable of reversing them.

The phrase “As Above, So Below” is important to conceive of because the body reflects the “So Below”. The “As Above” in life is our mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. They are our thought forms that create who we are. The “So Below” is the bodies way of expressing it.

Recently Stephen Hawking talked about stem cell research and the possibilities of science being able to cure even paralysis in the future. Spinal cord injuries are the hardest to heal, yet researchers are suggesting that stem cell research will prove to be positive as miraculous results in rats have already been observed. Hawking stated there was a danger in this as well. He said stem cells are bionic cells in the body that carry more than we know… even cancer. So his concern is that science needs to work out the bugs before he would feel confident in this whole heartedly.

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Daisy Luther ~ Today’s GMO Propaganda Message Brought To You By Your Friendly Neighborhood Wegmans

NutritionalAnarchy  April 18 2014

WegmansWe can all breathe a sigh of relief about that whole GMO thing. Wegmans, vendor of aisle after aisle of artificial food-like substances, has debunked the terrifying myth we were so worried about.  Silly us – this warm, comforting letter from Senior Vice President Mary Ellen Burris puts it all into perspective.

Here’s what assures us about the safety of GMO foods and ingredients currently available (80% of America’s cropland is planted with GMO seed.) All GMO seed companies have consulted with the Food and Drug Administration on each potential product. FDA says that seed companies have satisfactorily completed every additional test that has been asked for, even though this consultation is not required by law. The testing protocols FDA uses are well established by a global collection of scientists from 168 nations.  (source)

Well, gee, if the FDA says it’s okay…

(Just to recap, that is the same FDA that says neurotoxins like aspartame and MSG are okay, toxic waste fluoride is actually good for you, uses the corporate headquarters of Biotech and Big Pharma as an employment staffing pool, and sells out to the highest bidder on a regular basis.  We Nutritional Anarchists are not big fans of the FDA – learn more HERE.)

Anyway, poor Mary Ellen got hazed so badly in the comments section she posted a defense of her original letter (emphasis mine):

I have been reading all the comments. Clearly, and no surprise, GMOs are a polarizing topic. It’s why we invested so much time and energy arriving at a point of view, after studying and talking with experts on all sides of the issue. Now, in the interest of transparency, we have shared our conclusions with you. Here are some things I’d like to say and points I want to clarify:
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Lilou Mace Interviews Montse Bradford ~ Natural Nutrition Advice [Video]

Lilou Mace April 18 2014

Montse Bradford Bort, born in Barcelona and established in England from 1978 to 2006, has been developing her professional career as a pioneer in the energetic field of integral health all around Europe.



Her work combines teaching and writing about natural nutrition, life energetics and holistic health. Continue reading