Update 12.1 to 12.2: TAMPONS, TURMERIC, STEVIA, SPLENDA, GLUTEN, GMO FOODS, HEALTH STATS OVERVIEW.

Contents:

FEMALE CARE PRODUCTS LOADED WITH TOXICS

TURMERIC MOUTHWASH SHOWN SUPERIOR TO CHLOREXIDINE

STEVIA REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE

 

SCIENCE CONFIRMS TURMERIC AS EFFECTIVE AS 14 DRUGS

SUCRALOSE = SPLENDA  LINKED TO LEUKEMIA, DIABETES, BAKED INTO DIOXINS.

GLUTEN SENSITIVITY LINKED TO GMO FOODS

HEALTH STATISTICS OVERVIEW

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FEMALE CARE PRODUCTS LOADED WITH TOXICS

Tampons are used by up to 85 percent of menstruating women and may contain dioxins or pesticide residues linked to cancer, hormone disruptors, allergens and irritants from fragrance, WVE said. Feminine wipes, feminine washes and feminine deodorant products contain toxic preservatives like parabens, which may be hormone disruptors, or quaternium-15 and DMDM hydantoin, which release cancer-causing formaldehyde. Most feminine care products are fragranced and commonly contain known fragrance allergens—including anti-itch products. These chemicals sometimes exacerbate the very symptoms a woman is attempting to self-treat with these products.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/05/groundbreaking-report-exposes-chemicals-linked-to-cancer-in-feminine-care-products/

More:

Potential HealtH Hazards associated

witH feminine care Products

Tampons: Hazardous ingredients may include dioxins and furans (from the chlorine bleaching process), pesticide residues and unknown fragrance chemicals. Exposure concerns include cancer, reproductive harm, endocrine disruption, and allergic rash.

Pads: Hazardous ingredients may include dioxins and furans, pesticide residues, unknown fragrance chemicals, and adhesive chemicals such as methyldibromo glutaronitrile. exposure concerns include cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption. studies link pad use to allergic rash.

Feminine Wipes: Hazardous ingredients may include methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, parabens, quaternium-15, dmdm Hydantoin and unknown fragrance chemicals. exposure concerns include cancer and endocrine disruption. studies link wipe use to allergic rash.

Feminine Wash: Hazardous ingredients may

include unknown fragrance chemicals, parabens,

methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, dmdm Hydantoin, d&c red no.33, ext d&c violet #2, and fd&c yellow #5. exposure concerns include endocrine disruption, allergic rash, and asthma.

Douche: Hazardous ingredients may include unknown fragrance chemicals and the spermicide octoxynol-9. Studies link douche use to bacterial vaginosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical cancer, low-birth weight, preterm birth, Hiv transmission, sexually transmitted diseases, ectopic pregnancy, chronic yeast infections, and infertility.

Feminine deodorant (sprays , powders and

suppositories): Hazardous ingredients may include unknown fragrance chemicals, parabens, and benzethonium chloride. exposure concerns include reproductive harm, endocrine disruption and allergic rash.

Feminine anti-itch creams: Hazardous ingredients may include unknown fragrance chemicals, parabens, methylisothiazolinone and an active ingredient, benzocaine, a mild anesthetic. exposure concerns include endocrine disruption, allergic rash, and uunresolved itch.

http://www.womensvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Chem-Fatale-Report.pdf

still more:

Vulvar and vaginal tissue are structurally different than the skin of the rest

of the body. For example, these tissues are also more hydrated and more permeable than other skin. That means this area of the body is potentially more vulnerable to exposure to toxic chemicals and irritants.7  In addition,

the inner parts of the vulva and the vagina

are covered in mucous membranes, which

serve an immune defense function, creating

a barrier against pathogens which could lead

to disease.8 The walls of the vagina are filled

with numerous blood vessels and lymphatic

vessels, which allows for direct transfer of

chemicals in to the circulatory system.9

In fact, there is considerable interest in

vaginal drug delivery systems because the

vagina is such an effective site to transfer

drugs directly into the blood without being

metabolized first.10

 

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SUCRALOSE = SPLENDA  LINKED TO LEUKEMIA, DIABETES, BAKED INTO DIOXINS.

A new, in-depth review on the synthetic sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, is destined to overturn widely held misconceptions about the purported safety of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener.

Found in tens of thousands of products and used by millions of consumers around the world, sucralose’s unique ability to dissolve in alcohol and methanol as well as water, makes it the most versatile and therefore most widely used artificial sweetener in production today. And yet, its popularity is no indication nor guarantee of its safety, as is evidenced by the widespread use of other artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which while being safety approved in 90 nations around the world, has been linked to a wide range of serious health conditions including brain damage. 

But the tide may be turning…

Already this year, the Center for the Public Interest in Science downgraded Splenda from “safe” to “caution,” citing their need to evaluate a forthcoming Italian study linking the artificial sweetener to leukemia in mice as a basis for their decision.  

Another recent human study linked Splenda to diabetes-associated changes, calling into question its value as a non-calorie sweetener for those suffering with, or wishing to prevent, blood sugardisorders.

The new study, however, may be the most concerning yet to surface in the peer-reviewed literature. Titled, “Sucralose, a synthetic organochlorine sweetener: overview of biological issues,” it reveals an extensive array of hitherto underreported safety concerns, not the least of which is theformation of highly toxic chlorinated compounds, including dioxins, when Splenda is used in baking, an application which its manufacturer, McNeil Nutritionals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), actively encourages it to be used for. [see: Cooking and Baking: SPLENDA®]

 Sucralose is a toxic chemical that we should go to great lengths to avoid exposure to rather than something we should intentionally add to our food. You will also find a growing body of research that indicates that sucralose not only does not break down in the environment, but survives water treatment plant purification techniques, with the inevitable consequence that it is accumulating in concentrations in our drinking water and the environment that may adversely impact humans and wildlife alike. 

Research is showing that sucralose can break down into the following concerning compounds when heated:

  • ·         Chloropopanols are generated when sucralose was heated in the presence of glycerol. Chloropopanols are a group of contaminants that include known genotoxic, carcinogenic and tumorigenic compounds.
  • ·         Other chlorinated compounds formed when sucralose is heated in the presence of food include dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, dioxin-like polychlorinated bisphenyls and polychlorinated naphthalenes.

 

Chlorinated compounds like dioxins and DDT are notorious for being both highly toxic and resistant to breaking down once released into the environment, which is why they are classified as ‘persistent organic pollutants.’

The discovery that thermal breakdown through cooking can lead to the formation of highly toxic and equally persistent chlorinated compounds, including dioxins, should raise a series of red flags for consumers, manufacturers and regulators as the information becomes more widespread. A cursory perusal of the World Health Organization’s description of ‘Dioxins and their effects on human health,’ which lists it as belonging to the “dirty dozen” of the world’s most dangerous pollutants, will see what is at stake here. For more information on the formation of toxic chlorinated byproducts following the heating of sucralose read a 2013 study published in Scientific Reports titled, “Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans formed from sucralose at high temperatures,” which goes into the topic in greater depth.

The Acceptable Daily Intake of Splenda (Sucralose) May Have Been Set 100’s of Times Too High To Ensure Safety

Lastly, an equally concerning issue addressed by the paper is the problem of the acceptable daily intake (ADI). The FDA approved an ADI for humans of 5 mg/kg/day in 1998 based on toxicity studies in rats by determining a no-observed-effect level (NOEL) of 500 mg/kg/day, and then applying a 100-fold safety factor. Since then, research has emerged showing that the NOEL in the microbiome (‘gut bacteria’) of rats for Splenda is actually as low as 1.1 mg/kg/day – 454 times lower than first determined – and 3.3 mg/kg/day for changes in intestinal P-gp and CYP – 151 times lower than first determined. 

For additional research on sucralose’s adverse health effects, visit our research page that collates peer-reviewed research on its toxicological properties. Also, for research on natural sweeteners not associated with these adverse effects, take a look at the following alternatives:

 

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STEVIA REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE

 

Stevia has a blood pressure lowering effect in patients with mild essential hypertension.– GreenMedInfo Summary

Abstract Title:

Efficacy and tolerability of oral stevioside in patients with mild essential hypertension: a two-year, randomized, placebo-controlled study.

Abstract Source:

Clin Ther. 2003 Nov;25(11):2797-808. PMID: 14693305

Abstract Author(s):

Ming-Hsiung Hsieh, Paul Chan, Yuh-Mou Sue, Ju-Chi Liu, Toong Hua Liang, Tsuei-Yuen Huang, Brian Tomlinson, Moses Sing Sum Chow, Pai-Feng Kao, Yi-Jen Chen

Article Affiliation:

Department of Medicine, Taipei Medical University–Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Stevioside, a natural glycoside isolated from the plant Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, has been used as a commercial sweetening agent in Japan and Brazil for>20 years. Previous animal and human studies have indicated that stevioside has an antihypertensive effect.

OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to investigate the long-term (2-year) efficacy and tolerability of stevioside in patients with mild essential hypertension. Secondary objectives were to determine the effects of stevioside on left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and quality of life (QOL).

METHODS: This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Chinese men and women aged between 20 and 75 years with mild essential hypertension (systolic blood pressure [SBP] 140-159 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure [DBP] 90-99 mm Hg). Patients took capsules containing 500 mg stevioside powder or placebo 3 times daily for 2 years. Blood pressure was measured at monthly clinic visits; patients were also encouraged to monitor blood pressure at home using an automated device. LVMI was determined by 2-dimensional echocardiography at baseline and after 1 and 2 years of treatment. QOL was assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey. Electrocardiographic, laboratory, and QOL parameters were assessed at the beginning of treatment, and at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years.

RESULTS: One hundred seventy-four patients (87 men, 87 women) were enrolled in the study, and 168 completed it: 82 (42 men, 40 women; mean [SD] age, 52 [7] years) in the stevioside group and 86 (44 women, 42 men; mean age, 53 [7] years) in the placebo group. After 2 years, the stevioside group had significant decreases in mean (SD) SBP and DBP compared with baseline (SBP, from 150 [7.3] to 140 [6.8] mm Hg; DBP, from 95 [4.2] to 89 [3.2] mm Hg; P<0.05) and compared with placebo (P<0.05). Based on patients’ records of self-monitored blood pressure, these effects were noted beginning approximately 1 week after the start of treatment and persisted throughout the study. There were no significant changes in body mass index or blood biochemistry, and the results of laboratory tests were similar in the 2 groups throughout the study. No significant difference in the incidence of adverse effects was noted between groups, and QOL scores were significantly improved overall with stevioside compared with placebo (P<0.001). Neither group had a significant change in mean LVMI. However, after 2 years, 6 of 52 patients (11.5%) in the stevioside group had left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), compared with 17 of 50 patients (34.0%) in the placebo group (P<0.001). Of those who did not have LVH at baseline, 3 of 46 patients (6.5%) in the stevioside group had developed LVH after 2 years, compared with 9 of 37 patients (24.3%) in the placebo group (P<0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: In this 2-year study in Chinese patients with mild hypertension, oral stevioside significantly decreased SBP and DBP compared with placebo. QOL was improved, and no significant adverse effects were noted.

from: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/stevia-has-blood-pressure-lowering-effect-patients-mild-essential-hypertension

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Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Posted on: 

Monday, May 13th 2013 at 2:00 pm

Written By: 

Sayer Ji, Founder

Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.  Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.  In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.

Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including:

  • ·         Lipitor/Atorvastatin(cholesterol medication): A 2008 study published in the journal Drugs in R & D found that a standardized preparation of curcuminoids from Turmeric compared favorably to the drug atorvastatin (trade name Lipitor) on endothelial dysfunction, the underlying pathology of the blood vessels that drives atherosclerosis, in association with reductions in inflammation and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients. [i]  [For addition curcumin and ‘high cholesterol’ research – 8 abstracts]
  • ·         Corticosteroids (steroid medications): A 1999 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, the saffron colored pigment known ascurcumin, compared favorably to steroids in the management of chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease.[ii]  A 2008 study published in Critical Care Medicine found thatcurcumin compared favorably to the corticosteroid drug dexamethasone in the animal model as an alternative therapy for protecting lung transplantation-associated injury by down-regulating inflammatory genes.[iii] An earlier 2003 study published in Cancer Letters found the same drug also compared favorably to dexamethasone in a lung ischaemia-repurfusion injury model.[iv]  [for additional curcumin and inflammation research – 52 abstracts]
  • ·         Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine  (antidepressants): A 2011 study published in the journalActa Poloniae Pharmaceutica found that curcumin compared favorably to both drugs in reducing depressive behavior in an animal model.[v] [for additional curcumin and depression research – 5 abstracts]
  • ·         Aspirin (blood thinner): A 1986 in vitro and ex vivo study published in the journalArzneimittelforschung found that curcumin has anti-platelet and prostacyclin modulating effects compared to aspirin, indicating it may have value in patients prone to vascular thrombosis and requiring anti-arthritis therapy.[vi]  [for additional curcumin and anti-platelet research]
  • ·         Anti-inflammatory Drugs: A 2004 study published in the journal Oncogene found that curcumin (as well as resveratrol) were effective alternatives to the drugs aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac, dexamethasone, celecoxib, and tamoxifen in exerting anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activity against tumor cells.[vii] [for additional curcumin and anti-proliferative research – 15 abstracts]
  • ·         Oxaliplatin (chemotherapy drug): A 2007 study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that curcumin compares favorably with oxaliplatin as an antiproliferative agenet in colorectal cell lines.[viii] [for additional curcumin and colorectal cancer research – 52 abstracts]
  • ·         Metformin (diabetes drug): A 2009 study published in the journal Biochemitry and Biophysical Research Community explored how curcumin might be valuable in treating diabetes, finding that it activates AMPK (which increases glucose uptake) and suppresses gluconeogenic gene expression  (which suppresses glucose production in the liver) in hepatoma cells. Interestingly, they found curcumin to be 500 times to 100,000 times (in the form known as tetrahydrocurcuminoids(THC)) more potent than metformin in activating AMPK and its downstream target acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). [ix]

from: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/science-confirms-turmeric-effective-14-drugs?utm_source=www.GreenMedInfo.com&utm_campaign=c4a0c64feb-Greenmedinfo&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_193c8492fb-c4a0c64feb-87134841

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TURMERIC MOUTHWASH SHOWN SUPERIOR TO CHLOREXIDINE

In 2012, a study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology compared the efficacy of a .1% curcumin extract mouthwash + .01% eugenol (Group A) to a more strongly concentrated .2% chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash (Group B), in subjects with mild to moderate gingivitis. Both Group A and Group B consisted of 30 subjects who were advised to use 10 ml of mouthwash with equal dilution of water for 1 min twice a day 30 min after brushing.  They were then tracked for plaque and gingival changes at day 0, day 14h and day 21. Both their direct experience (subjective) and objective criteria were assessed at days 14 and 21.

The results were as follows:  

On comparison between chlorhexidine and turmeric mouthwash, percentage reduction of the Plaque Index between 0 and 21 st day were 64.207 and 69.072, respectively (P=0.112), percentage reduction of Gingival Index between 0 and 21st day were 61.150 and 62.545 respectively (P=0.595) and percentage reduction of BAPNA [The N-benzoyl-l-arginine-p- nitroanilide assay; a measurement of pathogenic bacterial activity] values between 0 and 21st day were 42.256 and 48.901 respectively (P=0.142). [emphasis added]

In all three objective parameters tested, turmeric extract was at least as effective as chlorhexidine mouthwash at improving the patient’s oral health. However, technically, the curcuminformulation beat out the chemical mouthwash in all 3 measurements, and at only one-half the concentration.

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GLUTEN SENSITIVITY LINKED TO GMO FOODS

Wheat is not a genetically modified organism (GMO). But evidence suggests that genetically modified foods, such as soy and corn, may help explain the recent explosion of gluten-related disorders, which now affect up to 18 million Americans.

 

The best way to avoid GMOs is to consult the NonGMOShoppingGuide.com or download thefree iPhone app ShopNoGMO. Look for products with either the “Non-GMO Project Verified” or the “Certified Organic” seal. Avoid ingredients derived from the foods most likely to be genetically modified. These include soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar, papaya from Hawaii or China, zucchini, and yellow squash. 

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gluten

Another possible environmental trigger may be the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to the American food supply, which occurred in the mid-1990s. GMOs are created by a laboratory process that transfers genetic material into the DNA of an organism. There are nine genetically modified (GM) food crops currently on the market: soy, corn, cotton (oil), canola (oil), sugar from sugar beets, zucchini, yellow squash, Hawaiian papaya, and alfalfa. Notice that wheat is not one of these. Although wheat has been hybridized through natural breeding techniques over the years, it isnot in fact a GMO.

Most GM crops are engineered to tolerate a weed killer called Roundup®, whose active ingredient is glyphosate. These crops, known as Roundup-Ready crops, accumulate high levels of glyphosate that remain in the food. Corn and cotton varieties are also engineered to produce an insecticide called Bt-toxin. The Bt-toxin is produced in every cell of genetically engineered corn and ends up in corn chips, corn tortillas, and other ingredients derived from corn. A recent analysis of research suggests that Bt-toxin, glyphosate, and other components of GMOs, are linked to five conditions that may either initiate or exacerbate gluten-related disorders:

  • Intestinal permeability
  • Imbalanced gut bacteria
  • Immune activation and allergies
  • Impaired digestion
  • Damage to the intestinal wall

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Health Statistics Overview (from same source as above).

Yes, it’s true that people are living longer than ever but I wouldn’t say they are arriving in style.

  • ·         50% of people over 60 years old are on 5 or more pharmaceutical drugs
  • ·         The United States is ranked 38th in lifespan among all countries despite outspending all of them by large margins on health care.
  • ·         50% of Americans will have cataracts by the age of eighty
  • ·         Based on a study from 2009, Nearly half of people aged 85 and older (43 percent) have Alzheimer’s disease.
  • ·         Digestive disease affects 3 in 4 people over age 45.
  • ·         Most persons over the age of 75 are affected with osteoarthritis in at least one joint, making this condition a leading cause of disability in the US

Take a look at some recent headlines:

  1. 1.      Dementia cases ‘to double by 2030′ says World Health Organisation
  2. 2.      100 Million Plus in Chronic Pain in U.S.
  3. 3.      Fat Future: 42% of Americans May Be Obese by 2030
  4. 4.      U.S. autism rates reach new height – CDC
  5. 5.      CDC: More American Adults Hobbled by Arthritis
  6. 6.      Osteoporosis on the Rise in the U.S.
  7. 7.      Global cancer cases to rise 75 pct by 2030 as developing countries adopt bad habits from West
  8. 8.      Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study finds an alarming increase in Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes among adolescents age 12 to 19
  9. 9.      Type 2 Diabetes Rates Rising Around the World
  10. 10.                Almost 3/4 of the Nation is Overweight…
  11. 11.                Reports of Acid Reflux Symptoms Double, Study Finds
  12. 12.                Liver disease deaths ‘up by 25%’
  13. 13.                U.S. asthma rates at all-time high, CDC says
  14. 14.                Strokes in Children and Young Adults on the Rise Researchers Say Findings Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Lifestyle Improvements
  15. 15.                40% New York City children either obese or overweight
  16. 16.                Eye diseases rising at rapid rates in U.S.
  17. 17.                Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to last-line antibiotics for infections
  18. 18.                High Blood Pressure a Rising Risk for Kids, Teens
  19. 19.                Diabetes now affects nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population.
  20. 20.                In 2010, according to WHO, there are an estimated 42 million children under five years old who are overweight, and this figure is increasing at an alarming rate.
  21. 21.                By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 240% in women and 310% in men.
  22. 22.                50 million US adults (or 22 percent of the population) have arthritis
  23. 23.                One in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis during their lifetime
  24. 24.                More than 40 million people in the US have some form of arthritis (one in every six people)

Over the last 30 years their have been increases in the rates for Obesity, Diabetes, Autism, Asthma, ADHD,Food Allergies, Acid Reflux, Alezheimers, Back Pain, Cancer(all types combined), Celiac disease, Chronic fatigue, Chronic Obstructive Pulminary Disease, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Kidney Stones, Lupus, Migraines, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Septicemica, Depression, Cardiovascular Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Dementia. Hypertension, GERD, Strokes and Migraines. Despite all the great technology and all the great inventions, the health of people and the environment has never been more threatened.

Excerpts from Recent News Stories:

  1. 1.      Scientists Paid to Promote Junk Food
  2. 2.      Bias Can Exaggerate Drugs’ Effectiveness
  3. 3.      Half of U.S. Corporations in Study Skewed Climate Science
  4. 4.      Strides in Scientific Integrity at FDA Hindered by Special Interests
  5. 5.      FDA’s Huge Conflicts of Interest with Big Pharma
  6. 6.      Big Pharma Routinely Suppresses Data from Clinical Trials—but FDA Approves These Dangerous Drugs Anyway!
  7. 7.      Organic Food Advocates Condemn USDA’s Cozy Relationship With Corporate Agribusiness
  8. 8.      Funding the American Diabetes Association
  9. 9.      MIT’s Fracking Report Backs Its Donors: Gas Companies
  10. 10.                Harvard To Be Tried for Alzheimer’s Research Fraud
  11. 11.                70% of DSM Psychiatrists Financially Tied to Drug Companies
  12. 12.                Think the drugs your GP gives you are safe? Well, don’t be so sure
  13. 13.                Secret Clinical Trial Data is a Bonanza for Big Pharma but a Risk to Your Health
  14. 14.                US Advisory Group on Fracking Has Abundant Ties to Energy Industry
  15. 15.                Methyl Iodide Controversy: California Officials Ignored Scientists In Approving Dangerous Pesticide
  16. 16.                Why is Massive Conflict of Interest Allowed in Government Health Recommendations?

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  1. 17.                Statin Drugs Shown to Increase Risk of Diabetes Significantly — Yet the Media Scramble to Protect the Drugs’ Reputation

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UPDATE 11.29-12.1.13 Pope, Triclosan, Saturday Night Live, Laundry Gases

UPDATE 11.29-12.1.13
Contents
The Pope Speaks Some Sense
Triclosan finally gone after 35 years
OLD SATURDAY NIGHT SKITS
Watch out for Laundry Gases
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The Pope Speaks Some Sense
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE IN POWER PROCLAIMING A TRUTH AND A WAY FOR ACTION BASED ON THAT TRUTH, but alas its from the head of an organization that teaches fear where there is no fear, and hope where there is no hope. The fear that it teaches is fear of god, when there is no god. The hope that it teaches is life after death, when there is no such life. Still I welcome anyone who can say a bit of truth to a world gone crazy with greed, violence, stupidity, and religiosity. God will not get us out of our mess, we must do it ourselves.

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Update 11.21.13: Organic, Espionage, Climate Change, Fukushima, HIV, Hubble

 

http://entomologicalphilosopher.com/

Contents:

ORGANIC IS BETTER TOO

ESPIONAGE AGAINST NON-PROFITS

FUKUSHIMA

90 COMPANIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

HOW TO GET HIV

HUBBLE POINTING AT NOTHING

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ORGANIC IS BETTER TOO

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UPDATE 11.20.13: CO2, Evolution, Bugs, Aliens, Statins

 

UPDATE 11.20.13: CO2, Evolution, Bugs, Aliens, Statins

Contents:

CO2 Rising

Human Evolution

Fukushima

Bug of the Month

Alien Life?

Statins

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Global Carbon Emissions Rise to New Record in 2013
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Update 11.12.13 Cancers, Public vs Private, Small Grants, Gut Microbes, Gut Mirobiotics, Vegetable Oils, Chocolate is Good For You

Update: 11.12.13

Contents:

UNTREATED CANCERS GO AWAY

MORE STATINS?

PUBLIC BEATS PRIVATE

POSSIBLE SOURCE FOR SMALL    GRANTS

GUT MICROBIOTIC VIDEOS

AQUAPONICS

SOME VEGETABLE OILS ARE NOT       CARDIOPROTECTIVE

VACCINE CAUSE EPIDEMICS?

 

CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR YOU

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UNTREATED CANCERS GO AWAY

American Cancer Society Admitted That Untreated Cancers Often Go Away Naturally

20-30% of untreated cancers go away without further problems, compared to 3% at best for survival beyond 5 years for conventional radiation and chemotherapy.  Read the article, it’s shocking for those who think standard treatments are the way to go.  Cancer diagnosis and standard treatments are a death sentence, a horrible one.  Alternative treatments probably fall into the untreated category.  That means alot for some who can survive without treatment. 

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News Update 6.10 – 6.25.13 Apt i/


  • ·     
    Morning After Pill now unrestricted
  • ·      It’s Wonderful to be Spied Upon
  • ·      Fumigant news, cloropicrin
  • ·      Widespread Surveillance
  • ·      Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues
  • ·      Supreme Court Outlaws Human Gene Patents
  • ·      The New Thing: Adapt to Climate Change

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  • ·      Morning After Pill now unrestricted

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Obama administration will stop trying to limit sales of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after-pill available to women of all ages without a prescription.

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News Update 6.6-6.9.13

NEWS UPDATE 6.6.13 to 6.9.13

Contents

1. MRSA simple steps best

2. Gun Violence

3. Pot Legalization Colorado becomes first state to legalize 

4. Massive Surveillance State

5. QUOTE OF THE DAY

6. High Speed Train

7.Correction- Russia And Monsanto

8. Pot Legalization First State

9. Gmo Crops Threaten Monarch Butterflies

 

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1. MRSA study: simple steps slash deadly infections in sickest hospital patients

Bloodstream infections cut by more than 40 percent in study of more than 74,000 patients

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs.

 

http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USCDC-7d0307

 

2. Gun Violence Statistic

 

 Slate’s gun-death tracker, an estimated 4,724 people have died as a result of gun violence in America since the Ne

 

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/the-gun-report-june-5-2013/?nl=opinion&emc=edit_ty_20130605

 

wtown massacre on December 14, 2012.

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3. Pot Legalization Moves along

 

There is a broader cultural shift under way. Americans’ attitudes about marijuana are changing, a survey published last month by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found. For the first time, a majority of Americans support legalizing pot. Half of Baby Boomers and roughly two-thirds of millennials say marijuana should be legalized, and just under half of Americans say they’ve tried it.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/dude-dividends-budding-industrialization-pot-6C10189124

 

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Former Microsoft executive Jamen Shively wants to turn pot into a national, branded commodity in one fell swoop. Last Thursday, Shively held a news conference in Seattle, accompanied by former Mexican President Vicente Fox, to announce that he is raising $10 million in start-up capital to build a chain of retail marijuana stores, a down payment on what he said would be a $100 million investment in three years.

“Yes, we are Big Marijuana,” Shively said. He outlined a plan to build a national brand of retail marijuana stores, which would be supplied by regulated trade with Mexico.

A report published last month by the Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University said recreational pot use in the state is a $605.7 million market that will generate $130.1 million in state tax dollars for fiscal year 2014-15.

In 2010, Miron estimated that, nationwide, pot could generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax money annually if it were taxed like other “vice” products such as alcohol and tobacco.

 

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4. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

“A Massive Surveillance State”: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails

 

The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs. “Hundreds of millions of Americans, and hundreds of millions – in fact, billions of people around the world – essentially rely on the Internet exclusively to communicate with one another,” Greenwald says. “Very few people use landline phones for much of anything. So when you talk about things like online chat and social media messages and emails, what you’re really talking about is the full extent of human communication.” This comes after Greenwald revealed Wednesday in another story that the NSA has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. “They want to make sure that every single time human beings interact with one another … that they can watch it, and they can store it, and they can access it at any time.”

 

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/7/a_massive_surveillance_state_glenn_greenwald

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5. QUOTE OF THE DAY

“All the ants on the planet, taken together, have a biomass
greater than that of humans. Ants have been incredibly
industrious for millions of years, yet their productiveness
nourishes plants, animals, and soil. Human industry has
been in full swing for little over a century, yet it has
brought about a decline in almost every ecosystem on the
planet. Nature doesn’t have a design problem. People do.”

William McDonough
architect & visionary

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6. High Speed Train starting to roll.

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California moved a step closer to building a high-speed train line on Thursday, when a state commission chose a contractor to handle construction of the route’s first leg from Merced to Fresno in the state’s breadbasket.

The rail line, a major priority of California Governor Jerry Brown, would send passengers hurtling through the state’s fertile San Joaquin Valley as they zipped from San Diego to points north, eventually including Sacramento and San Francisco.

http://news.yahoo.com/california-bullet-train-project-lurches-ahead-contractor-chosen-214209691.html

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7. CORRECTION

 

Previous news update error

the bite about russian premier warning us about Monsanto was in error

 

http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/monsanto.asp

 

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8. Pot Legalization First State

Colorado becomes world’s first legal, fully regulated market for recreational marijuana as it anticipates millions in tax revenues

Money from marijuana sales and excise taxes will be used for public school construction.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/colo-1st-legal-recreational-pot-market-article-1.1356799

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/colo-1st-legal-recreational-pot-market-article-1.1356799#ixzz2VkxIsfcK

 

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9.  GMO Crops Damage Monarch Butterflies


Roundup Harms Beneficial Gut Bacteria
The beautiful, regal North American Monarch butterfly-chosen as an official insect by seven U.S. states-is dwindling in numbers and is currently at the lowest level ever measured: 18 times less than in 1996. One main reason? Genetically engineered crops are destroying its habitat and disrupting its food chain. Starting in 1997, when Midwestern farmers started spraying Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on GMO soy and corn fields, one of the “weeds” they killed off was the milkweed plant, the primary source of food for Monarch butterfly larvae. *Read more.* [
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/roundup-shrinks-monarch-butterfly-population/ ]

 [ http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/?page_id=2530 ]

 

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News Update 5/21-22 /13 Highlights collected from the web

News Update 5/21-22 /13 Highlights collected from the web  

Contents: Poultry Drug in Chicken Meat World Trade Center 7 Report Pneumonia and Influenza (P&I) Mortality Eric Holder is a Jerk Sea Salts PRAISE REASON! March Against Monsanto Learning from SARS ——–

Poultry Drug Increases Levels of Toxic Arsenic in Chicken Meat http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/news_events/announcement/2013/toxic_arsenic_chicken_meat.html ————–

World Trade Center 7 Report Puts 9/11 Conspiracy Theory to Rest

Conspiracy theorists have long claimed that explosives downed World Trade Center 7, north of the Twin Towers. The long-awaited report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conclusively rebuts those claims. Fire alone brought down the building, the report concludes, pointing to thermal expansion of key structural members as the culprit. The report also raises concerns that other large buildings might be more vulnerable to fire-induced structural failure than previously thought. —Arianne CohenPopular Mechanics Read more about the NIST report ———– Jon Rappaport’s entry on 5.21.13 Jon can be counted on to be critical of governmental and corporate reports.  Latest is an example concerning how reporters are compromised through threats derived from reporting information from sources.  It would be good to have a critical view of the above governmental report about World Trade Center 7.  I feel THE REPORT still does not settle the matter.   It’s just too coincidental, a fire takes down a building close to the two attacked buildings, leading to a massive police state political take over (I.E., gw BUSH ET AL), AT THE SAME TIME!!!  WHY SHOULD THIS HAVE OCCURRED THEN?   https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/13ecda393c532bd8  

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Pneumonia and Influenza (P&I) Mortality Surveillance

During week 19, 6.4% of all deaths reported through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System were due to P&I. This percentage was below the epidemic threshold of 7.1% for week 19.

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Eric Holder is a Jerk  

For those who already know that Eric Holder is a jerk from his stance on MJ, might like to read the following blast from Jon Rappaport.   https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/13eb3586ba0a9c2b  

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Nice short article on sea salts.  I agree with the idea of having and using a salt with other minerals than just sodium chloride.  Having salt with Magnesium is certainly been shown to be helpful or will be found out soon enough.  The last to know, of course, will be the physicians.  They must toe the line which the insurance companies limit them to.  And of course business people who hired statisticians and make their decisions based on financial concerns are the best informed people to be making the decisions about what you should take.   https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/13eb29513079f21c   —————–  

HALLELUJAH! PRAISE REASON!

Saluting two nonreligious newsmakers

May 23, 2013

While President Obama was counseling “faith in the Almighty” and prayer in the wake of the devastating Oklahoma tornado (to his credit, promising to “back up those prayers with deeds”), a brave secular survivor of that tornado has become a social network phenomenon. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday asked Rebecca Vitsmun, a young mother holding her 19-month-old son Anders amid the rubble left in the tornado’s wake, whether “she thanked the Lord” for her survival. He seemed pretty surprised as she, laughingly, forthrightly replied, “I’m actually an atheist.”

“Praying for something but not doing anything to make it happen has the same effect as writing to Santa and not letting mummy read the letter.

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March Against Monsanto

GMO News from Ecological Farming Association <genews@eco-farm.org> read more

There are now over 400 events in over 45 countries setup for the March Against Monsanto. The March Against Monsanto website is averaging over 40,000 visitors a day and our  Facebook page, March Against Monsanto, has reached over 10,000,000 people in  the last 7 days.  

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Learning from SARS The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2002–2003 exacted considerable human and economic costs from countries involved. It also exposed major weaknesses in several of these countries in coping with an outbreak of a newly emerged infectious disease. In the 10 years since the outbreak, in addition to the increase in knowledge of the biology and epidemiology of this disease, a major lesson learned is the value of having a national public health institute that is prepared to control disease outbreaks and designed to coordinate a national response and assist localities in their responses.   read more: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/6/12-1426_article.htm?s_cid=eid-gDev-email  

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