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What You Eat Can Prevent Toxic Accumulations of Arsenic
Millions of people worldwide are exposed to arsenic from contaminated water, and we are all exposed to arsenic via the food we eat. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal has demonstrated that people who ate more dietary vitamin B12 had lower levels of arsenic (measured by deposition in toenails).

Your Hair Tells More About Your Body Than Your Blood
Although it is a superficial organ, your hair is a mirror to your metabolic system. The nutrients when consumed first reach your vital organs such as the heart, kidney and liver, and are then supplied to the hair.

12 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
Among the many benefits of pumpkin seeds, they are the only seed that is alkaline-forming in this world of highly acidic diets.

German Court Rules Religious Circumcision a Crime
While critics of circumcision are rejoicing, Jewish and Muslim groups are condemning a court ruling that deemed the procedure equivalent to grievous bodily harm, claiming the ruling trampled on religious freedom and could lead to "circumcision tourism".

Newly Approved Tests on Vitamin D Are At Least 40 Percent Inaccurate
Inaccuracies in vitamin D blood tests may be confounding efforts to establish optimal recommended levels for health, warn researchers.

Get Kids Involved In Meal Preparation And Their Desire For Healthier Foods Skyrockets
Getting kids to pass up junk food in favour of healthier fruits and veggies has led to many a mealtime meltdown for parents everywhere. Now, researchers from the University of Alberta offer a simple solution: give them an apron.

Study Challenges Popular Misconception That Every Calorie Is The Same
A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association challenges the notion that "a calorie is a calorie."

Vitamin B: The Happy Vitamin that Packs a Punch
Vitamin B is sometimes called the "happy vitamin," and for very good reason. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. Hundreds of delicious and abundant foods are packed full of vitamin B, ready to unleash the raw power in even the most timid consumer.

Interconnective Timing and Abundance
Have you ever sat still and simply observed life? A life, which comprises of your own personal happenings, your fears, your joys, your breath, your ideas, your thoughts, your everyday actions, your tasks, your experiences, your feelings, your relationships, the way in which you communicate, what makes you basically you and so much more... Then perhaps you may observe all of these phenomena in others and within the context of their personal lives. This consciousness may then expand to a collective sphere of observation and comprehension towards all of us at a deeper and connected level of being...

Vitamin Deficiencies Widespread Across Europe and U.S.
Vitamin deficiencies causes many different types of symptoms and illnesses. We generally assume that these types of deficiencies are confined to third world and underdeveloped nations. However contrary to popular beliefs, this is not the case. Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers reveal that despite the wide range of foods available, many developed countries -- including Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA -- suffer from 'widespread' vitamin inadequacies in the population.

Yet another EXPOSURE of the methods being used to create a global governance with no rights, except the right to do exactly as you're told.

In case you didn't hear it, Monsanto ALSO overturned French legislation banning unlabelled GMO's from France, this time directly using the EUROPEAN UNION as the BAD GUY. The union/TRADE GROUP called the EU issued the order, and France HAD TO COMPLY.

In the US it is apparently VERBOTEN to talk about how the trade agreements supersede

To my jaundiced eyes, this outcome with the Senate means simply that IF they had passed the Sanders Amendment, there would have been a trade dispute that would have resulted in the amendment being overturned... JUST LIKE IN FRANCE. But it would also have exposed the FACT that the USA HAS LOST ITS SOVEREIGNTY JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. SORRY FOR YOUR LUCK, TIME TO WAKE UP.


Green Banana Flour: Full of Potassium and an Appealing Alternative For Gluten-Free Dieters
People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities struggle with limited food choices, as their condition makes them unable to tolerate gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University of Brazil have developed a gluten-free pasta product from green banana flour, which tasters found more acceptable than regular whole wheat pasta. The product has less fat and is cheaper to produce than standard pastas.

Apple Peels May Help Increase Muscle and Calories Burned
Ursolic acid from apple peels could help to fight growing waistlines by increasing calories burned, according to new research.

EPA Defines 83 Toxic Chemicals To Examine In 2013, But Has No Power To Restrict Them
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to have the authority to regulate or ban toxic substances, but they simply do not have the power. In practice, the agency faces so many hurdles that it hasn’t tried to ban any chemicals since it made an ill-fated run at asbestos in 1991. This year, the EPA has identified 83 "chemicals of concern," however any assessments will remain on a computer hard drive without ever leading to any kind of ban or enforcement to restrict those chemicals.

Even Mild Physical Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
A new analysis done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits.

Cut Poison Burn: A Must See Documentary Illuminating The Truth About Cancer Treatment
Cut Poison Burn is a searing film that illuminates the grim truth about America's so-called War on Cancer. This thought-provoking documentary takes on the forces that have conspired to thwart meaningful advances in cancer research and treatment over the past century. 

9 Powerful Healing Herbs and Spices We Need To Talk More About
It's time to turn your spice rack into a medicine cabinet. Herbs and spices hold much higher antioxidant values than foods and they can add incredible taste especially when used correctly with the right dishes. Personal chef and registered dietician Diane Hendricks shares her top picks.

Organic Homemade Sprouted Raw Almond Butter Recipe
One of the problems with nut butters purchased at grocery stores is that most of them contain undesirable ingredients. Others are made using roasted nuts which removes most of the nutritional value, and lastly, most don't use organic sources which means that nuts may be pasteurized or grown in chemical environments. Here's an excellent raw organic almond butter that is healthy, delicious, cost-effective and rectifies all the short-comings of conventiona nut butters.

5 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Mobilize Belly Fat
Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes not only contain a variety of refreshing fruits, they pack monounsaturated fatty acids and probiotics --two ingredients that help mobilize belly fat. These filling, creamy smoothies are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a Flat Belly snack and each recipe is less than 400 calories per serving.

5 Fruits For Radiant Skin
Fruits are one of the best medicines. Increased intakes of fruit and vegetables may decrease markers of inflammation linked to a range of chronic diseases. We also know that a cup of fruit juice a day is sure to guarantee a clear complexion. How about a massage with a fruit pulp or a fruit facial? With people getting more wary of effect of chemicals on the skin, a majority of them are now resorting to using something from their own kitchen. What better way to pamper your skin than with pure stuff which is free of toxins and not harmful to your skin?

Respect Influences Your Happiness Much More Than Money
New research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account.

This is more of what I sent out last week on the TPP, following my earlier article on Canada's free trade agreements... we are being kept out of it (thankfully, though Harper wants in) because the USA is vetoing us... because they don't like our agriculture standards (they allow rBGH in dairy, and we don't, thanks to Shiv Chopra) or our intellectual property regs. It's the USA version of CETA and does the same thing, only with different countries.

If CETA binds us, and TPP binds the USA, then ALL of those countries (OVER FIFTY OF THEM)

Constitution? What Constitution? Say good bye to the old rag, it used to serve us well. They're busy knitting us
a new model. Looking at Agenda 21, that new model is about the same as the life of cattle.

This is HOW they are creating a one world government that takes ALL decision-making out of our
hands! We can't vote on it, we can't influence it, we can't protest about it, we can't sue about it,
and our government is only there to dole out services (smaller and smaller ones), not to govern.

So if anybody wants to stop it from happening, best share the news right quick, because in this case,
you have to take Smokey the Bear's advice and paraphrase: "Only YOU can prevent losing all rights
as you know them...."


Let’s begin at the beginning: “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may soon be an acronym as recognizable as NAFTA,” says a story this week from Canada’s CBC.

On one level, the TPP is the latest in a long line of so-called “free trade” deals that are anything but.

A real free-trade agreement could be written on half a page. “Country X drops all its stupid tariffs and import duties on goods from Country Y. Country Y does vice versa. The end.”

In the current day and age, “free trade” entails hundreds of pages of dense text and footnotes with which politicians can reward their friends and punish their enemies.

The TPP began in 2005 as a four-nation trade bloc involving New Zealand, Chile, Singapore and Brunei. By 2008, the U.S. government decided it wanted a piece of the action... along with Australia, Peru, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Two days ago at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Canada and Mexico were invited to take part. Such a move “will be a way of upgrading the NAFTA without having to renegotiate it in North America,” says Jeffrey Schott, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute.


TPP is not a done deal; indeed, it’s the subject of endless negotiations in which lawyers and bureaucrats get together at great expense in warm, sunny locales to negotiate the fine details in secret... and party like a Secret Service agent, no doubt.

The most-recent round was in Dallas last month, where protesters who had a problem with all that secrecy snuck into the hotel and swapped out the existing toilet paper with the stuff in the picture above.

The next round starts a week from Monday in San Diego. Tough duty...

TPP, among other things, is a backdoor means to enact the odious Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA.

Before a flood of protest stopped it cold in Congress, SOPA would have given the U.S. government the authority to erase websites from the Internet without due process of law if they ran afoul of the bill’s copyright provisions — which were ridiculously easy to violate.

A leaked draft of the U.S. proposal for TPP is just as draconian, involving “civil penalties for copyright infringement that could lead to a $150,000 penalty for a [single] instance,” says Maira Sutton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “It could also lead to jail time for infringement if someone were found to directly or indirectly benefit from an infringement.”

Like NAFTA, TPP brings together left and right in opposition. Especially after the leak of additional details last week.

“As part of its membership in the TPP,” says a summary from the John Birch Society’s New American, “the United States would agree to exempt foreign corporations from our laws and regulations, placing the resolution of any disputes... in the hands of an international arbitration tribunal overseen by the secretary-general of the United Nations.”

“We’re talking about... giving up sovereignty over key domestic laws and regulations to foreign multinationals,” adds David Dayen of the lively leftist blog FireDogLake. “That would be true for foreign companies in the U.S. and domestic companies in the eight Pacific nations engaged in the trade pact.”

As the reader said at the start of today’s issue, it’s “huge.” So where’s the Tea Party? Where’s the Occupy movement?

As we’ve pointed out before — always to the consternation of at least a few readers — there’s considerable overlap between the two groups. Addison posted this on his Facebook page:

“The movement’s survival and continued relevance is far from assured,” says a recent Reuters analysis of the Occupy movement. Occupy, “by most indications, lacks the energy it once had,” adds The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank.

The Tea Party? It’s been subsumed into the dreary world of electoral politics. One of the major groups, FreedomWorks, has unveiled a “‘triple dip’ strategy of focusing on states that will be critical in winning the White House, increasing the Republican majority in the House and flipping control of the Senate into GOP hands,” CNN reports.

Yeah, that’s inspiring.

NAFTA came into being 20 years ago with bipartisan support, easily overcoming opposition from “the fringe.” TPP is likely to meet with the same destiny. All you can do about it is take matters in your own hands... legally... while you still can.

The capital controls allowed by TPP could put the kibosh on plans you might have to diversify your wealth outside the U.S. dollar. Or Congress and the White House could enact those limits on their own, bypassing TPP.

We don’t know how it will play out... but we do know time is running short to act. Please review this rundown of wealth-preservation methods — while they’re still legal.

Traders are coping this morning with post-Fed letdown.

As noted yesterday at virtual press time, Santa Ben Bernanke did not deliver the sack full of quantitative-easing toys for which The Street hoped. (Good call by our resident technician, Jonas Elmerraji.)

But neither did he leave a lump of coal that would have instantly tanked the Dow 250 points. Instead, he left a small stocking with plastic trinkets in the form of Operation Twist extended to year-end.

After the announcement, the Fed issued its vaunted forecasts. Six weeks ago, it forecast GDP growth this year of 2.4-2.9%. Whoops, now it’s only 1.9-2.4%.

“The warm winter,” says Vancouver favorite Barry Ritholtz, “pulled lots of economic activity forward. Housing starts, nonresidential construction, auto sales and retail all benefited.”

Result? “Q1 looked much better than it should have... Q2 ended up looking much worse. Average them together, and you get a mediocre (but nonrecessionary) 1.5-2.5% first-half GDP.

“We are not in a recession, but we cannot rule one out over the next 18 months. And while our growth is mediocre, it is certainly better than the contraction of Europe.”

This morning, a flurry of numbers is coming in to confirm that view:
• First-time unemployment claims: essentially flat, at 387,000
• Flash PMI: This “preview” of the ISM manufacturing survey due in 10 days clocked in at 52.9 — above the expansion/contraction dividing line of 50, but below expectations. A similar measure for China registered 48.1, a seven-month low
• Philly Fed survey: This measure of mid-Atlantic manufacturing sank deeper into negative territory this month. Here the expansion/contraction dividing line is zero... and the new number is —16.6
• Existing home sales: down 1.5% from April to May, according to the National Association of Realtors, but up 9.6% year over year
• Leading economic indicators: moving up again after a small dip last month, says the Conference Board. Improvement in building permits was the biggest mover here.
The mediocrity of the economic numbers is playing out in today’s market action:
• Major U.S. stock indexes, which ended the day flat yesterday, are drifting down today. The S&P 500 teeters on the edge of 1,350
• Gold has dipped below $1,590 for the first time this month. Silver’s down to $27.56
• Oil is at another eight-month low and might break below $80 a barrel before day’s end
• The dollar index is back up to 82; the yield on a 10-year Treasury is down to 16.1%.
Looking for a bull market these days? Try lithium.

“Prices for the conductive metal,” reports Bloomberg, “have tripled since 2000 in a market now worth $1 billion a year as uses expand in vehicles, ceramics, electronics and lubricants.”

Lithium is essential to the demand for batteries in everything from iPads to hybrid cars. Analysts at the firm Dahlman Rose expect lithium demand to double by 2020.

If true, that will raise the demand for another substance even more. “The lithium battery uses up to 10% more graphite than lithium,” the CEO of a small miner recently told Byron King.

The lithium-ion battery in your mobile phone? You might as well call it a “graphite battery.” The same substance in the No. 2 pencil of your childhood.

Batteries are only the beginning of the exploding demand for graphite. There’s also graphene, a variation on graphite that’s only a single atom thick... but is strong enough to “support the weight of a truck bearing down on a pencil point,” as The New York Times put it. Graphene also has the potential to replace silicon in the next wave of computer chips.

“Graphite prices have more than doubled in recent years,” says Byron... who’s on the trail of two graphite-mining plays. He’ll lay out the considerable investment opportunity on Monday afternoon, during a conference call with three CEOs and resource-investing veterans Sheldon Inwentash and Rick Rule.

Graphite won’t be the only thing on the agenda: The experts will cover two more high-tech metals: vanadium and beryllium.

These are the sorts of opportunities you won’t read about at Bloomberg. But you can listen in to the call on Monday at 3 p.m. EDT... or a recording of the call any time after that. To make sure you have access, follow this link.

To our now yearlong chronicle of “new taxes and weird fees” we tack on perhaps the most outrageous entry yet.

First, a bit of background: To cross the George Washington Bridge between the Bronx and New Jersey, you pay the Port Authority a toll of $9.50... even more if you don’t have an E-ZPass. But if you have a carpool of three or more people, you save $6.

“That’s a decent-sized savings,” writes Mike Masnick at TechCrunch, “so people have set up an informal sort of ride-share, in that those who want to get across will wait at a nearby bus station, and drivers will swing by and pick them up for the ride. The riders get a free trip across the bridge... and the driver gets a lower toll. Win-win.”

Naturally, the Port Authority dislikes the arrangement... and has taken to ticketing drivers who engage in the practice. The problem is they’re not violating the law. Economist Kudret Topyan spent six hours in traffic court making that case... and won. “The prosecutor was jumping up and down in disbelief,” he told The Wall Street Journal.

Now the Port Authority police have taken to simply hanging around the bus station. Their mere presence is often enough to intimidate drivers into paying the full toll... and their potential passengers into hoofing it across the 1.5-mile span.

Walking, at least, is still free. For now...

“If Operation Twist was a success,” a reader muses, “why does it need to be extended? If it wasn’t a success, why extend it?”

“When quantitative easing continues, the Fed will disguise it by changing its name. I anticipate Operation Twist to be followed by Operation Shout.”

“Concerning ideas for rubber stamps on money,” a Reserve member writes in...
• In case of emergency, can be used as toilet paper.
“With a tip of the hat to the warning on car side mirrors,” he suggests...
• Warning, numbers printed here may be worth less than they appear.
“My suggestion,” says another reader, “would be to stamp each bill with, ‘Worth less every day.’ And as the value of the dollar continues to decline, we can remove a space and stamp the bills with, ‘Worthless every day.’”

Other random suggestions that rolled in include...
• Future wallpaper of America
• As good as the paper it’s printed on
• Repeal the 16th Amendment.
“You failed to mention which direction the Italian man was headed,” a reader writes about the man arrested for smuggling $2.5 million in gold: “From Switzerland to Italy or from Italy to Switzerland?”

“I’m awaiting your answer to complete the story.”

The 5: We’re waiting with you.

It’s tempting to assume he was going from Italy into Switzerland, and this editor did just that in yesterday’s rough draft... until a careful proofreader stepped in and pointed out the Reuters story merely left that to the reader’s imagination.

Sloppy journalism... Alas, it’s the only account we’ve run across.

“It was Italian police who stopped him,” the proofreader reminds us, “and in my experience (heh), it’s normally the police of the country you’re entering who stop you.”


Dave Gonigam
The 5 Min. Forecast

P.S. The general sell-off today is picking up pace. The Spanish government says it needs another $64-78 billion to shore up its banks.

Wait a minute, you’re thinking, weren’t the Spanish banks bailed out less than two weeks ago? Yes, they were!

With that, the Dow is down to 12,640.

Abe Cofnas’ mock trade of the week is turning into a nail-biter. Recall, he’s counting on the Dow to end the week higher than 12,775... or lower than 12,575. We’ll be keeping tabs tomorrow...

Genetic Engineers Produce Damning Report Exposing Genetically Modified Foods
A damning new evidence-based report about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has just been published – and it reveals that most of the claims made by the pro-GM camp are nothing more than hot air.

A Celebration For The People
I have noticed that as time passes and as we move through various epochs of our cultural age it has become apparent that there is an increase in our ability to live, know, be and learn. This increase and change presents itself in many forms, but the form of concentration today would like to extend itself to the youth of the age.

Prescription Drugs For Pain Top Car Accidents For Leading Cause of Accidental Death
Prescription painkillers have now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, according to a new report.

Five Nutrients Every Man Should Take
Typically, men are still less likely than women to see a doctor when they get sick or at the first sign of a bothersome health symptom. And it's even more unlikely that they'll take supplements to prevent illness. Whether it's your significant other, brother, father or best guy friend, there are some basic supplements every guy should take for optimal health. Here are the top six you should encourage the men in your life to take:

What Are The Most Contaminated Surfaces In Hotel Rooms?
It's a no-brainer to most, but it's something to be very aware of while traveling and using facilities that are not your own. An experiment of surfaces in hotel rooms finds television remotes to be among the most heavily contaminated with bacteria and items on housekeeping carts carry the potential to cross-contaminate rooms. Researchers from the University of Houston report the findings today at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

First Study To Show Brain Measurement of Effective Leadership
Scientists trying to understand why some people excel -- whether as world-class athletes, virtuoso musicians, or top CEOs -- have discovered that these outstanding performers have unique brain characteristics that make them different from other people.

Government of India Declares That All Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled
Can we give a thumbs up to the ministry of consumer affairs in India? They have issued a gazette notification early this month indicating that every food package containing genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel, the words 'GM.'

New Findings Demonstrate That Even Lower Doses of Radiation Than Those Used In X-Rays and CT Scans Cause Cancer
A statistically significant link between risk of childhood leukemia and the gamma rays we are all exposed to from our natural environment has been detected in an Oxford University-led study. The research gives credibility to critics of medical imaging techniques and provides evidence contradicting medical authorities who insist that other low doses of radiation, such as from medical X-rays and CT scans are of no consequence to human health.

If You Live Alone, You Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Death
Loneliness has been linked with poor sleep quality, a depressed immune system and even alzheimer's, but now an international study also showed that living alone was associated with an increased risk of overall mortality and cardiovascular death according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine.

How Flawed And Outdated Is The Body Mass Index (BMI) Measurement?
The body mass index (BMI) is a poor measurement and a controversially inaccurate indicator to assess health. Despite this reality, almost every doctor is still trained in this useless analytical tool which is meant to provide a heuristic proxy for human body fat based on an individual's weight and height. The problem is, BMI doesn't actually measure percentage body fat or lean muscle tissue and makes absolutely no distinction between either of them.

Research Highlights How Persistence Is Learned From The Unique Role of Our Fathers
What do you do when the going gets tough? Do you face the challenge head on or coward away from obstacles? New research from Brigham Young University shows that dads are in a unique position to help their adolescent children develop persistence.

Can You Lose Weight By Changing The Colour And Size of Your Plate?
Instead of only focusing on the foods we eat, new research is suggesting that those who want to lose weight should think about the plates on which they serve their meals.

U.S. Government Admits CT Scans Are a Major Cause of Breast Cancer That They Are Supposed To Detect
Findings from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have found that CT (computed tomography) scans are a major cause of the breast cancer they are supposed to detect, and women should avoid all ‘just-in-case’ and routine screening, a US government report has concluded.

New Research Shows Breast Milk Blocks HIV, Does Not Transmit The Virus Contrary To Previous Assumptions
More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. Once again, the liquid gold that is breast milk defeats all odds.

5 Foods Women Should Have Every Single Week
Ladies... feel younger, stay slim and thwart diseases by including these amazing foods in your diet every week.

Drinks Containing Hibiscus Are The Highest In Antioxidants
The tea made from hibiscus flowers is known by many names in many countries around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is well known for its color, tanginess and flavor. A new study conducted in Portugal found that drinks containing hibiscus exhibited higher antioxidant activity than other beverages.

It's Time To Treat All Life As One, As Equal and As Part of All That Is
Millions of hearts and minds are now moving away from separateness and distancing themselves from this virtual reality -- the feeling that we are all apart from each other. In reality, we could not be apart if we tried. But we have played this game called earth very well and the facade has been very successful. It's now time to move on and see all life as it really is, rather than what it appears to be.

Why Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Harmful To Your Health
Whenever you disregard your sense of thirst and strive to ingest several glasses of water a day just because you have been told that doing so is good for your health, you actually put unnecessary strain on your body in two major ways...

How Real Is The Science Behind Snake Oil?
Regardless of the merits of the scientific method in the analysis of the exterior world, it is still open to many forms of abuse. It is always important to remember the results of any particular study mean nothing unless proven through continual repetition of the study's methodology. The importance of being able to replicate results is something instilled in every elementary school science student and yet as we enter adulthood we often tend to take with a great deal of faith any professions of scientific knowledge. Have you seen the data? Science is built on skepticism.

A Father's Love Holds One of The Greatest Powers To Influence A Child's Development
A father's love contributes as much -- and sometimes more -- to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood.

Cultural Values Have Far-Reaching Implications For A Sustainable Global Society
Differences in attitudes and cultural values could have far-reaching implications for the development of a sustainable global society, according to an analysis to be published in the International Journal of the Sustainable Economy.

Canada and U.S. Refuse To Ban This Food Produced By Animal Torture
Readers who follow my work know I consistently strive to promote foods specifically to those who are eaters for health. I don't shy away from any specific foods unless they are consistently proven to either be harmful for health or abusive to life itself. Although that invariably comes down to perception, Foie Gras ("fatty liver") is one of those foods I refuse to acknowledge as consumable. The production of this "delicacy" is simply animal torture. It requires geese or ducks to be forced fed until their livers become fatty. Despite 15 countries banning its production, Canada and the United States refuse to join those nations in banning this atrocity to animals.

Decrease Your Heart Rate and Reduce Fatigue With This One Vitamin
Daily consumption of at least 500mg of vitamin C may decrease heart rate during exercise and reduce the perception of fatigue and exertion, suggests new data.

Top Risk of Stroke: Healthy Adults Who Habitually Sleep Less Than 6 Hours
Habitually sleeping less than six hours a night significantly increases the risk of stroke among middle-age to older adults who are of normally healthy according to a study over 5000 people followed for up to three years.

Groundbreaking Research Shows How Nanoparticles Are Causing Autoimmune Diseases
New groundbreaking research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has found that exposure to nanoparticles, commonly used in sunscreen, cosmetics and other personal care products can have a serious impact on health, linking it to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases.

Scientists Discover Radioactive Tuna Contaminated From Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
Scientists have - for the first time - discovered Bluefin tuna that were contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan last year - swimming off the coast of California. Radioactive cesium ten times above the normal level was found in the fish.

Omega-3s Lower Heart Failure Risk by 15 Percent
Increased intakes of omega-3s and higher blood levels of the fatty acids are associated with a 15 percent decrease in the risk of heart failure, says a new meta-analysis.

8 Glasses of Water Invented By Plastic Water Bottle Companies With Vested Interests
There has never been any supporting evidence to back up the popular recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water per day. In an editorial for the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Dr. Spero Tsindos from La Trobe University says most people get enough water from the foods and beverages -- including tea and coffee. Humans need about two litres of fluids per day -- not two litres of water specifically. He even takes his message a step further by suggesting the eight-glass-a-day rule is a myth invented by plastic water bottle companies who have made it fashionable to tote around what he says have become ubiquitous accessories.

Chalkboard Campaign: A Video We All Need to See and TALK About
Ask any mainstream medical physician about vaccines and they will tell you "the studies have been done." The Chalkboard Campaign is setting the facts straight. Specifically, there has never been a single study of the current vaccine schedule. Not one. A brilliant educational video developed by VaxTruth titled "We Need to Talk..." highlights the unprecedented rates of autoimmune and neurological issues plaguing our children and simply encouraging the public to do their own research to answer the question...why?

Do Affirmations Work?
According to American memoirist Augusten Burroughs, affirmations or the process of repeating positive words may boost the spirits of already happy people but can leave sad people feeling worse.

Scientists Suggest That All Food Should Be Irradiated, Pasteurized and Sterilized by 2030
University of Notre Dame network physicists in collaboration with food scientists have recently published an analysis of the international food-trade network that claims to show a vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the correlation between known food poisoning outbreaks and the centrality of countries on the network. The study is causing a new batch of fear mongers to reiterate what many others have already stated--specifically that all food should sterilized by 2030.

City Kids Are More Likely To Have Food Allergies: Here's The True Cause
A recent study published in the latest issue of Clinical Pediatrics has found that children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas. It's the first study to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States. In particular, kids in big cities were found to be more than twice as likely to have peanut allergies compared to rural communities. The study humorously found a correlation between higher population density and greater likelihood of food allergies; however the actual cause is another story.

Meditation Reduces Heart Disease In Teens
Regular meditation could cut the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in teens who are most at risk, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers.

Are Chia Seeds The Perfect Superfood?
In South America, as far back as 3000 BC, Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica) had been a staple of daily nutrition and commerce in Pre-Columbian societies. In Mayan and Aztec life, the seed was so important, it was incorporated into religious ceremonies and tribal trading, even having the harvest time for the seeds outlined in ancient Aztec calendars. It seems it only took modern day humans another 5000 years to revive the importance for these super seeds which are truly amazing and whose health benefits are still being discovered. It may be the single best all around food!

A Powerful Antioxidant That Treats Autism, Diabetes, Bronchitis and Removes Heavy Metals
A metabolite from an amino acid which is classified as both a nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical drug, has been used to treat bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, high cholesterol, diabetes, HIV, autism and even cancer. It assists in the production of glutathione, which plays a key role in regulating many cellular functions and helps keep the immune system in check. Moreover, it helps detox the body chelating dangerous heavy metals.

Power of Suggestion: How Our Expectations Influence Our Behavior
In a new article, psychological scientists delve into the phenomenon of suggestion, exploring the intriguing relationship between suggestion, cognition, and behavior. The article is published in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

God and Lawn Care

GOD: "Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, vi olets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan.Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon.The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But, all I see are these green rectangles."

It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them withgrass.

Grass? But, it's so boring.It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?

Apparently so, Lord. T hey go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.

The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.

Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it-sometimes twice a week.

They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?

Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.

They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?

No, Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.

Now, let me get this straigh t. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?

Yes, Sir.

These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.

You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow l eaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural cycle of life.

You better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.

No!? What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?

After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.

And where do they get this mulch?

They cut down trees and g rind them up to make the mulch.

Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?

'Dumb and Dumber', Lord. It's a story about....

GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.

All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Quality In The Natural Health Industry
Dr. Eldon Dahl explains how product quality is being sacrificed for convenience and price point ultimately creating an entire industry filled with supplements of non-therapeutic value.

European Academics Are Speaking Out On Ignoring and Suppressing Tradition-of-Use Data
The Chinese have successfully used acupuncture for 2500 years for many different ailments. For untold millenia African tribes have employed hallucinogens pharmacologically to stimulate the central nervous system and treat hundreds of disorders. South Americans have wisely learned how specific medicinal herbs counter disease for centuries. Yet, all tradition-of-use data obtained from our ancestors is discarded and trashed by modern science. European academics are now speaking out on the likely devastation to the botanicals sector if Europe ignores tradition-of-use (TOU) data in favour of randomized clinical trials when assessing herbal food supplement health claims.

The Local Air Pollution In Your City Is Linked To Local Rates of Heart Disease
Air pollution, a serious danger to the environment, is also a major health risk, associated with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has concluded that not only does air pollution impact cardiac events such as heart attack and stroke, but it also causes repeated episodes over the long term.

Marijuana Constituents Effective For Easing Cancer Pain
An investigational cannabinoid therapy helped provide effective analgesia when used as an adjuvant medication for cancer patients with pain that responded poorly to opioids, according to results of a multicenter trial reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society.

Have You Tried The Happiness Diet?
Many diets make us unhealthy and unhappy. We all share a feel-good chemistry with food.The only way to really be healthy is to eat foods that make you happy. It eventually becomes part of your everyday life. You start to feel better and look better. A new weight-loss plan undertakes to get rid of the flab as it enhances the mood. Say hello to the Happiness Diet, that's influenced by how you feel...

Quinoa - One of Nature's Healthiest Complete Proteins
If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize.

A New Paradigm To Measure Welfare
The concept of consumerism and trade exports and imports, and overall incomes should not be responsible for measuring the health and well being of people. This is a grand problem on a socio-economic scale and through repetition we have the ability to learn mastery. Within this context the mastery comes in the ability to conceptualize a new paradigm of managing the health of people.

Parents Protest Vaccination Awareness Week Arranged By The WHO
It's officially referred to as "World Immunization Week" but as many of us have come to learn by now, vaccination is not immunization by any source of our imagination. In protest of the vaccination campaigning by the WHO (World Health Organization), a group of Belgium parents whose children had been injured following vaccinations, placed a row of tiny white coffins outside the Ministry of Health. Parents demonstrated their anger by attaching two vaccine syringes in the sign of a crucifix onto each coffin, symbolizing the death of a child snatched cruelly by vaccinations.

Seaweed Extracts Can Help You Lose Weight, Mostly Body Fat
Alginated-based supplements from seaweed enhanced the weight loss results of an energy-restricted diet, suggests new data from Denmark.

"Vaccination enables the selection of populations to be decimated. It facilitates targeted genocide. It permits one to kill people of a certain race, a certain group, a certain country. And to leave others untouched. In the name of health and well-being, of course."--Dr Lanctot MD

Mysterious ‘zombie’ disease afflicts thousands of Ugandan children

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:52 EDT


Immunization Profile - Uganda


Getting the Kids Ready for Soft Kill Vaccinations: "Mission Set: Immuno"

How To Make Organic Cleaning Supplies
Did you know that the amount of chemicals in common household cleaning supplies have enough toxicity to promote over a dozen different cancers? If you're still using conventional cleaning supplies, you would be much healthier if you left your dwelling dirty, bacteria and all. However, if you switch to organic cleaning solutions, not only will you rid your home of dirt and grime, but you'll be giving yourself a toxic-free environment in the process.

Amazing Transformation: Never Stop Believing In Yourself
How many of us are told we can't do things from a very young age? Our entire society is structured around promoting what we can't do rather than what we can do. Here's another example why you should never stop believing in yourself. Despite what anybody tells you to the contrary, you are capable of absolutely anything you set your mind to.

Barley Water: A Boon For The Kidneys and Your Waistline
Which grain is extremely low in calories, does wonders for the kidneys and may even trim your waistline?

Tart Cherries Have The Highest Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Any Food - Comparable To Well-Known Pain Medications
Tart cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. According to new research from Oregon Health and Science University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food" and can help people with arthritis manage their disease long-term without pain medications.

Consumers Need More Guidance When It Comes To Choice of Fish
In a first-of-its kind summary of fish consumption choices, a team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital has determined that consumers are not getting all the information they need to make informed decisions about fish consumption. Their research is published in the June 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Dangerous Fat-Soluble Chemical Being Found In Meat, Peanut Butter and Fish
A common flame retardant chemical is showing up in a variety of store-bought foods including meat, peanut butter and fish. The discovery of the chemical HBCD adds to growing evidence that our food supply is full of unwanted chemicals, including flame retardants.


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