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Re: Libertarian Health Dept. (Update: Libertarian Dr. Mercola)
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2013, 06:59:36 pm »

April 2, 2013 - Issue 2418
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/02.aspx
Immorality of Testing Anthrax Vaccine on Children
    The US government has proposed the need for a trial in children of anthrax vaccine, framing it as a necessary step in protecting them from the effects of a potential future bioterrorism attack using weaponized anthrax
    The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) is in strong opposition to the trial and has submitted an exposé to Amy Gutman, PhD, Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
    Experimenting on the most vulnerable members of our society with a dangerous vaccine without the promise of any benefit to them is heartless, unethical and unnecessary, not to mention violates a number of federal regulations protecting children
    The entire premise that we are at high risk for a bioterrorist attack is erroneous, and the idea that a vaccine is needed is ludicrous when antibiotics have proven 100 percent effective for anthrax exposure, and the only anthrax sources are a few governments, like the U.S. government
    The AHRP suggests the government’s motivation for this vaccine trial may be a backdoor effort to capitalize on the public’s post-9/11 fear with the goal of expanding civilian vaccinations and increasing vaccine profits by any means possible, while turning a blind eye to the well-known risks
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CDC Says 1 in 50 Children Now Have Autism
    It’s official. Even the conservative CDC states the latest stats show one in 50 US kids now has autism,
    Boys are also four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism as girls, according to the new data
    The majority of autism cases appear to result from environmental factors, including vaccines and toxic junk food, that activate the expression of a number of different genes, along with multiple epigenetic factors that produce the traits of autism
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April 6, 2013 - Issue 2422
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/06.aspx
A River Of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms
    The vast majority of the food produced in the United States comes from factory farms or CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) that put profits above all else
    Massive rivers of waste that pollute surrounding waterways with toxic bacteria and release noxious gasses into the air commonly stem from CAFOs’ “waste lagoons”
    CAFOs serve as ideal breeding grounds for diseases ranging from influenza viruses to antibiotic-resistant superbugs, which can infect the animals, farm workers and the general public
    Like many other industries, agribusiness uses intensive lobbying, strong-arm tactics and other abuses of power to keep regulations well in their favor
    The "bigger is better" food system has reached a point where its fundamental weaknesses are becoming apparent, and it’s time for each of us to make a decision about what type of food system we’re willing to support
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Re: Libertarian Health Dept. (Portland, OR Fluoridation Vote etc)
« Reply #61 on: April 13, 2013, 11:17:45 am »

April 9, 2013 - Issue 2425
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/09.aspx
Argentina Poster Child for the Health Hazards of GMO Crops
    Argentina’s population is being sickened by massive spraying of herbicides on its genetically engineered soya fields. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is blamed for the dramatic increase in devastating birth defects as well as cancer. Sterility and miscarriages are also increasing
    A 2012 nutritional analysis of GMO versus non-GMO corn shows shocking differences in nutritional content. Non-GMO corn contains 437 times more calcium, 56 times more magnesium, and 7 times more manganese than GMO corn
    GMO corn was also found to contain 13 ppm of glyphosate, compared to zero in non-GMO corn. The EPA standard for glyphosate in American water supplies is 0.7 ppm, and organ damage in animals has occurred at levels as low as 0.1 ppm
    GMO corn contains extremely high levels of formaldehyde—about 200 times the amount found toxic to animals
    Unfortunately, President Obama recently signed into law a spending bill that included a devastating provision that puts Monsanto above the law. The provision limits the ability of judges to stop Monsanto and/or farmers from growing or harvesting genetically engineered crops, even if courts find evidence of potential health risks
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April 10, 2013 - Issue 2426
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/10.aspx
Electronic Cigarettes Contain Toxic Metal Nanoparticles
    The aerosol from a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes was found to contain metals including tin, copper, nickel and silver, silicate beads and nanoparticles.
    In some cases, the metal amounts were greater than you might be exposed to from smoking a conventional cigarette.
    Electronic cigarettes contain nanoparticles, which, due to their ultramicroscopic size, can easily enter your bloodstream, blood vessels and other body tissues, causing unknown consequences.
    If you’re thinking of quitting smoking, swapping conventional cigarettes for electronic cigarettes may simply expose you to a new set of health risks; quitting cold turkey after you’re leading a healthy lifestyle may be a better option
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April 11, 2013 - Issue 2427
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/11.aspx
Call to Action as Portland, Oregon Readies to Vote on Water Fluoridation
    Ninety-nine percent of fluoridated water ends up on your lawn and in your toilet, where it’s really an environmental pollutant. According to the EPA, it’s illegal to release hexafluorosilicic acid (fluoride) into rivers and lakes or release the parent gases into the atmosphere, but if the public water utilities buy it and purposely pour it in your drinking water, it's no longer classified as a pollutant
    Fluoridation provides an uncontrolled fluoride dose to everyone who drinks it, without regard for age, weight, or health status. Young children and the elderly are disproportionately affected by its adverse effects
    According to the CDC, 41 percent of American adolescents have dental fluorosis due to overexposure to fluoride. Fluoride can also cause weakened bones, bone cancer, hyperactivity and/or lethargy, lowered thyroid function, lowered IQ, dementia, kidney issue, arthritis and more
    After more than a year of secretive planning, fluoride lobbyists convinced the Portland city council to add fluoride to their water supply. Luckily, the citizens of Portland gathered enough signatures to force the decision to a vote on May 21, 2013. Please take action to support this measure
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April 13, 2013 - Issue 2429
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/13.aspx
Salmon Confidential: How a Canadian Government Cover-Up Threatens Your Health, and the Entire Ecosystem
    Salmon Confidential draws back the curtain to reveal how the Canadian government is covering up the cause behind British Columbia’s rapidly dwindling wild salmon populations. The caus is fish farms
    In British Columbia, pacific salmon are an essential species for the ecosystem. They fill hundreds of streams and rivers, feeding hundreds of species, including humans. Since the early 1990’s, salmon numbers have rapidly dwindled, coinciding with the introduction of farmed salmon pens
    Fish farms breed pathogens that can spread like wildfire and contaminate any wild fish swimming past. Wild salmon that died before spawning have tested positive for a number of salmon viruses, including the highly lethal “salmon influenza”
    Farmed fish, purchased in stores around British Columbia have tested positive for at least three lethal fish viruses, including the dreaded ISA virus (aka salmon flu), salmon alpha viruses, and Piscine reovirus, which causes the salmon to have a heart attack, preventing them from swimming upriver
    I recommend buying locally-grown foods, and wild fish only. Fish farms are a breeding ground for disease and toxic waste, and produce fish of inferior quality. Due to the dramatically increased disease risk—a natural side effect of crowding—these animals are further contaminated with drugs, and in the case of salmon, synthetic astaxanthin, which is made from petrochemicals that are not approved for human consumption
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Re: Libertarian Health Dept. (Portland, OR Fluoridation Vote etc)
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2013, 10:21:13 pm »

The government doesn't fluoride the water where I live. Then again, the government hardly fluorides the water anywhere in NH. Then again, most of NH doesn't even have government water systems. Most of NH is just private systems, like wells.
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Libertarian Health Dept. (U.S. Oil Boom Destroys Health & Environment)
« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2013, 12:59:46 pm »

Fluoridation, Chlorination
I hope you're right about little or no water fluoridation in NH, but some of the cities do chlorinate the water, which is another problem.

April 14, 2013 - Issue 2430
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/14.aspx
Mammography: Are There Pros, or is It Just a Con? - It's a Con
    Breast cancer has become big business, with the lion’s share of the profit coming from routine mammography, which is touted as the best way to prevent breast cancer death
    A recent study challenges the validity of mammogram screenings, concluding that mammograms have no significant influence in the reduction of the number of women who ultimately die of breast cancer
    According to a 2011 meta-analysis, mammography breast cancer screening led to 30 percent overdiagnosis and overtreatment, which equates to a small absolute risk increase. There's also the risk of getting a false negative, meaning that a life-threatening cancer is missed
    The new 3D tomosynthesis mammogram still requires mechanical compression and uses 30 percent MORE radiation [and greater expense?]
    A few simple, yet great options to assist in your efforts to avoid breast cancer are: avoiding toxic antiperspirants; making sure you are getting enough vitamin D, K2 and iodine; that you utilize lymphatic massage; use stress management techniques, exercise often, and balance your hormones naturally. It is also wise to eat a Mediterranean diet consisting of organic foods. Avoid processed and GMO foods; and toxic environments.
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April 16, 2013 - Issue 2432
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/16.aspx
Dr. Oz Investigates the Hazards of Dental Amalgams
    Dental amalgam is composed of about 50 percent mercury, a well-known neurotoxin that can also damage your kidneys and thyroid etc
    There is overwhelming evidence showing mercury is easily released in the form of vapor each time you eat, drink, brush your teeth or otherwise stimulate your teeth. These mercury vapors readily pass through your cell membranes, across your blood-brain barrier, and into your central nervous system, where it can cause psychological, neurological, and immunological problems
    Mercury used in dentistry is a significant source of environmental mercury pollution. When you factor in environmental costs and clean-up costs, amalgam is the most expensive dental restoration material in the world
    Once released into the environment, dental mercury converts to methylmercury and contaminates fish, which are the largest dietary source of mercury in the US
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April 17, 2013 - Issue 2433
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/17.aspx
New American “Oil Boom” Might Destroy the Environment and Decimate the Health of Millions
    Some forecasters claim the US will outstrip Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2017, effectively rendering the US self-sufficient in terms of energy production. Others analysts warn shale drilling is the next Big Bubble that could rival the bank industry bailouts
    Recently unsealed court records show fracking activities in Pennsylvania leaked acetone into fresh water supplies. Plaintiff’s water supply was also found to be contaminated with unsafe levels of acrylonitrile, a highly flammable and toxic chemical compound classified as a probable carcinogen
    Fracking proponents claim it is a safe and effective drilling method that reduces the surface footprint of the drilling operation. However, people across the US have reported serious adverse health events resulting from contamination of air and/or drinking water
    Reported adverse effects of exposure to fracking chemicals include respiratory ailments, shortness of breath, chemical sensitivities, skin rashes, swelling, skin lesions, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting
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April 20, 2013 - Issue 2436
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/20.aspx
Can Large-Scale Environmental Devastation Really Be Reversed?
    Our soil and water are becoming increasingly contaminated and infertile on a global scale due to poor farming practices, ignorance and greed.
    The barren Loess Plateau in North-Central China, where relentless grazing of domestic animals caused widespread erosion, became a model of how whole ecosystems can be restored through sustainable agricultural practices.
    Similar ecosystem restoration in South America, Africa and the Middle East have illustrated how formerly devastated lands and villages can be transformed into vistas of lush, thriving vegetation.
    Man-made ecological damage has manifested itself in more ways than on farms and forests. Greed and power have been the basis for such travesties as genetically modified crops, BPA, melamine and plastic contamination, slash-and-burn” farming and monocropping have caused untold damage that won’t be remedied without people being informed and empowered to make a change.
    You can make a change starting in your own back yard.
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April 20, 2013 - Issue 2436
Biz Opportunity Delivering Farm Crops to Consumers
See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=PLA31FBFA8FF6E73A4&v=3gBwCQspdwo
To find local organic farmers see http://localharvest.org

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/20.aspx
Ripe for Change Documentary
    Ripe for Change, a 50-minute documentary film (at above link), gives a poignant glimpse into farming trends and traditions in California over the last three decades.
    With every application of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and every planting of a genetically modified (GM) crop, conventional farmers are killing the natural environment little by little.
    By choosing organic farming methods that protect and encourage biodiversity, sustainable farmers are directly changing their surrounding environment for the better.
    You vote three times a day when you choose the foods for your meals; which system will you choose to support today?
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Re: Health Dangers (Now Genetically Modified Trees)
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2013, 04:19:37 pm »

April 23, 2013 - Issue 2439
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/23.aspx
Despite Doctor’s Order, School Bans Girl for Not Getting Chickenpox Vaccine
    A Staten Island kindergartner has been barred from attending school because she hasn’t been vaccinated against chickenpox—even though her pediatrician refuses to vaccinate her on grounds that it may endanger the health of her baby sister [Home schooling is best for kids anyway]
    Research shows a clear link between UV levels and the prevalence of chickenpox. The authors speculate that UV radiation can inactivate the virus, either within the lesions, or after the lesions rupture. Vitamin D produced in your skin in response to sunlight also provides anti-viral and immune-boosting benefits
    Widespread use of chickenpox vaccine in the U.S. has increased the incidence of shingles in children and adults and is less effective than naturally acquired immunity that existed in the general population before the vaccine was licensed in 1995
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New GMO Wheat May Disable Vital Human Genes
    Research conducted on a new type of GM wheat showed with “no doubt” that molecules created in the wheat, which are intended to silence wheat genes to change its carbohydrate content, may match human genes and potentially silence them (so your body won't be able to function properly).
    Experts warned that eating the wheat could lead to significant changes in the way glucose and carbohydrates are stored in the human body, which could be potentially deadly for children and lead to serious illness in adults.
    [Greed and insanity continue to rule]
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April 24, 2013 - Issue 2440
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/24.aspx
Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags—A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins
    Some tea bags are made with plastic, such as nylon, thermoplastic, PVC or polypropylene. While these plastics have high melting points, the temperature at which the molecules in polymers begin to break down is always lower than the melting point, which could allow the bags to leach compounds of unknown health hazards into your tea when steeped in boiling water
    Paper tea bags are frequently treated with epichlorophydrin, which hydrolyzes to 3-MCPD when contact with water occurs. 3-MCPD is a carcinogen associated with food processing that has also been implicated in infertility and suppressed immune function
    I recommend purchasing tea from manufacturers who can certify that their tea bags do not contain epichlorophydrin, and avoid plastic tea bags. Your best option is to opt for loose tea. Instructions for brewing tea using loose tea leaves are included; click link above
    When selecting tea of any kind, it should preferably be organic (to avoid pesticides) and grown in a pristine environment (tea is known to accumulate fluoride, heavy metals and other toxins from soil and water, so a clean growing environment is essential to producing a pure, high-quality tea)
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April 27, 2013 - Issue 2443
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/27.aspx
GE Trees May Be Even More Damaging to the Environment than GE Foods
    The documentary A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees discusses how genetically engineered (GE) trees may adversely impact ecological systems on a grand scale, with potentially catastrophic effects
    Trees are being genetically altered to give them unnatural characteristics, such as the ability to kill insects, tolerate toxic herbicides, grow abnormally fast, or have decreased lignin for the convenience of the paper industry
    Genetically engineered trees vastly differ from annual GE crops like corn and soybeans because trees can live for decades and even centuries in the wild; once GE trees escape the confines of their plantation, they are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to eradicate
    Many trees are able to spread their seeds and pollen for hundreds and even thousands of miles, making native forests vulnerable to cross-contamination, which poses an enormous threat to worldwide ecosystems
    The biotech industry and US government are rushing ahead without performing appropriate safety studies, doing everything they can to hasten the approval of GE technology while silencing the opposition
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Re: Health & Ecology Dangers (Water Fluoridation Farce)
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2013, 03:38:34 pm »

April 30, 2013 - Issue 2446
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/04/30.aspx
Analysis Identifies Shocking Problems with Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Corn
    A 2012 nutritional analysis of GMO versus non-GMO corn shows shocking differences in nutritional content. Non-GMO corn contains 437 times more calcium, 56 times more magnesium, and 7 times more manganese than GMO corn
    GMO corn was also found to contain 13 ppm of glyphosate, compared to zero in non-GMO corn. EPA “safe” level for glyphosate in American water supplies is 0.7 ppm, and organ damage in animals has occurred at levels as low as 0.1 ppm
    GMO corn contains extremely high levels of formaldehyde—about 200 times the amount found toxic to animals
    Research by a Texas teenager using fruit flies, which began when she was in middle school, shows that in virtually every health measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas and potatoes fared better than those fed on conventionally raised produce. Her research was recently published in a respected science journal
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10 Facts About Fluoride You Need to Know
    Water fluoridation has come under increasing scrutiny as health concerns, lack of efficacy in preventing tooth decay and ethical issues of administering chemicals via the water supply have surfaced
1. Most Developed Countries Do Not Fluoridate Their Water
2. Water Fluoridated Countries Do Not Have Less Tooth Decay Than Non-Fluoridated Countries
3. Fluoride Is Associated with Increased lead absorption; Disruption of collagen synthesis; Hyperactivity and lethargy;    Muscle disorders; Thyroid disease; Arthritis; Dementia; Bone fractures; Lowered thyroid function; Bone cancer (osteosarcoma); Destruction or inhibition of more than 100 enzymes; Inhibition of antibody formation; Genetic damage and cell death; Increased tumor and cancer rate; Immune system disruption; Increased infertility
4. Fluoridation is Not a “Natural” Process
5. 40% of American Teenagers Show Visible Signs of Fluoride Overexposure
6. For Infants, Fluoridated Water Provides No Benefits, Only Risks
7. Fluoride Supplements Have Never Been Approved by the FDA
8. Fluoride is the Only Drug Added to Public Water
9. Swallowing Fluoride Provides No Benefit to Teeth
10. Disadvantaged Communities are the Most Disadvantaged by Fluoride, via Nutrient deficiencies, Infant formula consumption, Kidney disease, Diabetes etc
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May 1, 2013 - Issue 2447
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/01.aspx
FDA Wants More Money, Claims They Are a "Bargain"
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to increase their budget by $821 million next year, which would make their proposed 2014 budget a hefty $4.7 billion
    Out of the extra $821 million the FDA is seeking, 94 percent, or $770 million, would come from user fees paid by the drug industry
    User fees allow the drug industry to have major leverage over the FDA, and that control is continuing to increase year after year
    The FDA has repeatedly allowed potentially dangerous drugs to remain on the market, even after it revealed that their approvals were based on fraudulent data, with no warnings to the public
    The current medical paradigm is designed to profit from your ill health. Taking control of your health can help you avoid the deadly drugs being pushed on you by the drug companies and the FDA
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May 4, 2013 - Issue 2450
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/04.aspx
Food Fraud: What Are You Really Eating?
    The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) Food Fraud Database contains more than 1,300 records of food fraud published from 1980 to 2010
    A recent update for 2011 and 2012 increased the number by 60 percent, or nearly 800 new records, and includes some foods you may eat everyday, like olive oil, honey, fish and orange juice
    Food fraud, in which foods are intentionally diluted with other ingredients or misrepresented on the label, is common among milk, spices, fruit juice, seafood and oils
    Whole, unprocessed foods – ideally purchased from a local farmer, farmer’s market or food coop – are those that will be best for your health as well as least vulnerable to fraud
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (EPA Being Sued for Bee Deaths)
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May 7, 2013 - Issue 2453
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/07.aspx
Is There Reason to Worry About New “Most Lethal” Bird Flu Strain?
    Although the World Health Organization says a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, is “one of the most lethal” flu viruses, researchers have found NO evidence of sustained transmission between people, which is a prerequisite for a pandemic flu virus
    Pandemic vaccines are a high-profit, low-risk venture for vaccine makers. They make billions of dollars in revenue while being shielded from liability if the vaccine turns out to be hazardous, like it turned out to be in 2009. They also save money on development, since they can forgo either animal- or human testing—or in an emergency situation, both
    So far, pandemic flu threats have never been, and likely never will be, anywhere near as lethal as predicted. In recent years we've seen a number of hyped flu pandemics that never materialized. What many don’t realize is that the WHO and CDC and related agencies actually need these fake flu emergencies to fine-tune their strategies and test the latest disease surveillance systems. They also need them to justify their own bureaucratic growth and expansion
    A healthy immune system is your best and primary defense against any viral threat. Probiotics, mid-day sunshine and natural foods increase immunity
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EPA Slapped with Lawsuit over Ongoing Bee Deaths
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a lawsuit against the agency, filed by beekeepers and environmental groups
    The lawsuit alleges the EPA has ignored warnings that neonicotinoid pesticides are poisoning bees, and acted outside the law by allowing “conditional registration” of the pesticides
    Neonicotinoid pesticides are a newer class of chemicals that are applied to seeds and taken up through the plant’s vascular system as it grows, where it is expressed in the pollen and nectar, which bees depend on for food
    The EPA acknowledges that “pesticide poisoning” may be one factor leading to colony collapse disorder, and the European Food Safety Authority has singled out risks to bees from neonicotinoids, but the EPA has been slow to act to protect bees from this threat, maybe because it's bribed by the pesticide companies
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May 8, 2013 - Issue 2454
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/08.aspx
Contaminated Meat
    Research has shown that pesticides and other agricultural chemicals can cause disruptions to your neurological system and your brain. Your best bet is to buy only organic fruits and vegetables, as synthetic agricultural chemicals are not permissible under the USDA organic rules
    For conventional produce, the Environmental Working Group has released its updated annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, detailing the foods that have the highest and lowest amounts of pesticide residues
    Recently published data from tests conducted on supermarket meat samples reveals the presence of several disease-causing bacteria, including the super-hardy antibiotic-resistant versions of salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli on virtually all types of store bought meats
    In a recent analysis of reported food violations spanning 73 countries, China was identified as having the most violations. Excessive pesticide levels were the number one complaint. Chinese seafood was also found to be high in antibiotics and other drugs
    The USDA is expected to reduce the number of inspectors in poultry facilities by 75 percent, instead allowing the companies to put all the poultry through an antimicrobial wash, using chlorine and other chemicals. The agency plans to implement the new rules by September 2014
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May 11, 2013 - Issue 2457
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/11.aspx
Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Lie
    High cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease. It is in fact essential for good health, as it carries out essential functions within your cell membranes, and is critical for proper brain function and production of steroid hormones
    The real cause of heart disease is related to damage inflicted on the inside wall of your arteries, the primary culprit of which is sugar, which causes plaque formation and thickening of the artery wall
    Three additional risk factors for heart disease are your fasting insulin and fasting blood sugar levels, and your iron level
    Cholesterol-reducing drugs (statins) are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market, and are the number one profit-maker for the pharmaceutical industry, largely due to relentless and highly successful direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns. Yet there are no less than 900 studies proving their adverse effects, which run the gamut from muscle problems to increased cancer risk
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (Govt Shields Agribiz from Lawsuits)
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May 14, 2013 - Issue 2460
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/14.aspx
Glyphosate GM Soy Herbicide Residue Wrecks Health
    While Monsanto insists that Roundup is safe and “minimally toxic” to humans, new research argues that glyphosate residues on and in food enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and environmental toxins to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease
    Glyphosate inhibits enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of organic substances, which, according to the researchers, is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. The shikimate pathway is present in both human and mammal’s gut bacteria, which play a massively important and heretofore largely overlooked role in human physiology
    Rather than using in vitro DNA modification, a new breed of genetically engineered wheat is designed to produce double-strand RNA, by which the plant can silence specific genes. Research has shown that molecules created in the plant, intended to silence wheat genes to change its carbohydrate content, can match a large number of human genes and potentially turn them off as well
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Uganda: Immunization -- Parents to Face Arrest -- U.S. is Bad Too
    Ugandan President Museveni issued a warning that parents who choose not to vaccinate their children will be punished severely, and the decision treated as a crime
    In the US, children have been barred from attending public education institutions and adults have been fired from their jobs for choosing to avoid vaccination
    The real issue surrounding vaccine mandates is not one of public health; it’s one of money, power and an assault on your freedom
    You have the right to be fully informed about the benefits and risks of pharmaceutical products – like vaccines – and be allowed to make a fully conscious choice about whether or not you decide to take the risk, without being punished for it – but this right is increasingly under attack in the US and around the globe
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May 15, 2013 - Issue 2461
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/15.aspx
Three Serious Toxic Exposures: Traffic, Personal Care and Plastic Products
    Three recent studies confirm that pollution from traffic increases your risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis and heart attack
    Chemicals found in personal care products such as deodorants, lotions and conditioners, are detectable in Chicago’s air at “alarming” levels. The chemicals in question, cyclic siloxanes, are known to be toxic to aquatic life
    A recent analysis found nine toxic metals in 32 lipsticks and lip glosses tested, including: lead, cadmium, chromium and aluminum. According to the researchers, some metals were detected at high enough levels to “raise potential health concerns,” and although no name brands were identified, they advised the public to “treat these results as applicable to all lipsticks”
    Health and environmental groups are launching a national campaign aimed at 10 major retailers, urging them to discontinue the sale of products containing potentially toxic materials and develop a plan to phase out the use of the listed chemicals within the next 12 months
    A typical American comes in regular contact with an untold number of potentially toxic substances on a less frequent basis. Many of them have never been fully tested for safety. To protect your health, it’s important to take steps toward decreasing your chemical exposure
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Ag-Gag Laws: What is Modern Agriculture Trying to Hide?
    By making it illegal to take undercover photos or videos, requiring anyone applying for a job at a CAFO (factory farm) to disclose affiliations with animal rights groups, and other measures, Ag-gag laws are being heavily promoted by lobbyists for the meat, egg and dairy industries to essentially prevent anyone from exposing animal cruelty and food-safety issues at CAFOs.
    Five states have ag-gag laws already in place, and another 10 have introduced their own anti-whistleblower laws this year
    Corporations primarily use the CAFO system because efficiency and profits are valued above all else, even though this frequently violates natural laws and increases the risk to consumers
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May 16, 2013 - Issue 2462
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/16.aspx
Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate
    Newly released statistics show that more Americans now commit suicide than die in traffic accidents. The sharpest rise in suicides over the past decade is seen among the middle-aged. The suicide rate for men in their 50’s has risen by 50 percent, to nearly 30 suicides per 100,000; among women between the ages of 60-64 the suicide rate rose by nearly 60 percent
    Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that antidepressants are no more effective than a placebo, and in some cases less effective
    The National Institute of Mental Health has announced it will no longer look to the DSM as the “gold standard” for categorizing mental health problems. In an effort to improve and transform psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the Institute has launched a new research project that will incorporate genetics, imaging, cognitive science, and other information to lay the foundation for a new classification system
    SPECT imaging can help reveal brain dysfunction caused by head trauma, toxic exposures, and/or a combination of poor lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet and lack of exercise
    Lifestyle strategies that can help you optimize your mental health are included

See on health findings and strategies at http://nhc.lefora.com/2013/05/05/1-69 and http://nhc.lefora.com .
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (End Desertification)
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2013, 10:11:46 am »

May 19, 2013 - Issue 2465
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/19.aspx
Composting Alternative to How GMO Plants Harm Food Production and Your Health
    The health of the soil has a profound influence on the nutritional composition of the food crops grown in it, which means soil health has a profound influence on your personal health as well
    Healthy plant growth is dependent on having the right helper organisms in the soil; beneficial species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, beneficial nematodes, microarthropods, and earthworms, which take the mineral material from the soil and convert it into a plant-available form
    Once you’ve identified the optimal communities of soil organism, you can modify your compost to correct imbalances. A starter culture can be used to boost the fermentation and generation of beneficial bacteria, much in the same way you can boost the probiotics in your fermented vegetables.
    For compost, this strategy is used if you want to compost very rapidly. In that case, you can use a starter to inoculate the specific sets of organisms that you need to encourage in the compost
    Optimizing the soil with high performance agriculture techniques is a simple inexpensive and practical alternative to reliance on bioengineering, GMO crops and reliance on dangerous herbicides
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May 21, 2013 - Issue 2467
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/21.aspx
Farmer Faces Jail Time Over Raw Dairy Sales
    The trial of Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger recently began at the Sauk County Courthouse. Hershberger’s farm was targeted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for supplying a private buying club with raw milk and other fresh produce.
    Hershberger is charged with four criminal misdemeanors that could result in a jail sentence of up to 30 months
    Criminal trials centering around raw milk are scheduled to take place in both Minnesota and Wisconsin this year
    CDC data shows there are about 412 confirmed cases of people getting ill from pasteurized milk each year, while only about 116 illnesses a year are linked to raw milk. Research by Dr. Ted Beals shows that you are about 35,000 times more likely to get sick from other foods than you are from raw milk
    If the FDA and state agencies are allowed to impose their view of “safe food” on consumers, raw milk won’t be the only thing lost—all food will be pasteurized, irradiated, and genetically engineered. The effort to reclaim our right to buy and consume raw milk is leading the way for everyone who wants to be able to obtain the food of their choice from the source of their choice
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May 22, 2013 - Issue 2468
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/22.aspx
Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients
    When chemicals come in contact with your skin, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, going directly to your delicate organs
    Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and sanitary pads are an oft-ignored source of a variety of potentially toxic ingredients, including genetically modified organisms and pesticides
    Manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required to disclose the ingredients used in their products
    One conventional sanitary pad contains the equivalent of about four plastic bags
    A number of plasticizing chemicals have been linked to endocrine disruption and disease processes associated with heart disease and cancer. Conventional tampons and pads may also contain dioxins, synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives
    Tampons can react with bacteria in your body to create the ideal environment for bacteria to flourish, triggering potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
    We recommend the following brands of tampons and sanitary pads: Natracare; Diva Cup; Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Organic Cotton Tampons; Glad Rags Organic Pads; Organyc 100% Organic Cotton Tampons. Also see http://shop.mercola.com/catalog/personal-care,62,0.htm
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Bayer, Pfizer Making False Claims About Their Top-Selling Multivitamins
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) alleges that claims made on the labels of Pfizer’s Centrum multivitamin products were deceptive
    Following a threatened lawsuit, Pfizer agreed to drop certain claims related to “breast health” and “colon health” from the labels of its Centrum multivitamins
    CSPI has also notified Bayer, maker of One A Day multivitamins, that they will file a lawsuit against them for violating state consumer protection laws if certain deceptive claims are not removed from One A Day marketing materials
    The supplement industry represents the drug industry's greatest competition, and drug makers are increasingly buying up supplement makers to increase their profits; if you choose to take supplements, knowing who’s behind the brands you trust, and whether or not their products can truly benefit your health, is essential
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May 23, 2013 - Issue 2469
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/23.aspx
How to Grow Your Own Food in Small Spaces
    Anyone, regardless of space allowance, can produce their own food. Sprouts are one ideal option. A powerhouse of nutrition, sprouts can contain up to 30 times the nutrition of organic vegetables grown in your own garden, and allow your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat
    In areas where the growing season is short, growing seedlings indoors will allow you to harvest your vegetables four to six weeks earlier than had you planted the seeds directly outdoors
    You can use virtually every square foot of your space, including your lateral space. Hanging baskets are ideal for a wide variety of foods, such as strawberries, leafy greens, runner beans, pea shoots, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs. And instead of flowers, window boxes can hold herbs, greens, radishes, scallions, bush beans, strawberries, chard, and chilis. See link above for more details
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May 25, 2013 - Issue 2471
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/25.aspx
The Great Plow-Up: End Desertification
    In the 1930s, farmers rapidly plowed-up the grasslands of the southern Plains and planted wheat in its place
    With millions of acres of plowed fields and a chronic drought, winds picked up the soil creating thick clouds of dust called “black blizzards,” which covered the region in an unprecedented years-long “storm”
    The Dust Bowl film chronicles the events of this manmade disaster, including interviews with 26 survivors who describe in vivid detail how the dust-filled winds could easily blister your face and carried with them an indescribable feeling of evil
    As we once again struggle with droughts and the laws of nature continue to be manipulated by poor farming practices, we could once again be brewing a dust storm of epic proportions … or another manmade ecological disaster that has never before been seen
    The dust clouds themselves weren’t the only hurdles faced by those living in the Dust Bowl. Static electricity also became a major problem in the region, such that “blue flames leapt from barbed wire fences and well-wishers shaking hands could generate a spark so powerful it could knock them to the ground.” People driving through the region had to resort to dragging chains from their cars so the static electricity wouldn’t short out their engines.
    The ecological disruption, meanwhile, impacted other species as well, unleashing plagues of jackrabbits and grasshoppers across the Plains.
    A drought in the 1950s once again brought back dust storms to the region, but the damage was minimized by farmers using conservation techniques, as well as 4 million acres of government-owned land that had been restored to grasslands.
   To see how livestock grazing on land reverses desertification and heals the land, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (End Desertification)
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2013, 08:37:33 pm »

Good Grazing Practices End Desertification
Dr. Mercola just had an article about bad farming practices (see last article in previous post) and it mentioned a very interesting video about desertification and how to stop it. It's at http://youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI . It's a TED talk and the speaker, Allan Savory, said he used to assume that desertification was caused by grazing animals, but after more intensive study, he found that grazing is actually what can end desertification, if animals are moved off the land before it's overgrazed. That's what Dad used to do on our farm. He'd leave the cows in one pen for a few weeks and then move them to another pen. If they'd stay in one too long, rains would often wash gullies on the hillsides where their paths were heaviest. The video shows a few desert lands that were brought back to production, i.e. pasture, by good grazing practices. I'd like to help their efforts somehow. It should help increase food production as well as improve ecology etc.

Here's their main website, I think: http://www.savoryinstitute.com/
Here's a 2-year-old video that your liberal friends should be told about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ZOmlw2eiW1I&NR=1
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (Crooked Food Industry Front Groups)
« Reply #71 on: June 03, 2013, 10:47:20 am »

May 26, 2013 - Issue 2472
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/26.aspx
Are America’s Nutrition Professionals in the Pocket of Big Food Companies? Certainly!
    A recent report by a public health lawyer exposes the deep conflicts of interest between the processed food industry and the trade organization for food- and nutrition professionals
    Virtually all of the major junk food purveyors buy sponsorships to be at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual trade meetings. Besides showcasing their food products in the largest booths on the expo floor, they’re also allowed to hold educational sessions, teaching dietitians about everything from the virtues of aspartame to the appropriate place of sugar in a child’s diet
    Food companies are equally as powerful and pervasive as the pharmaceutical industry, and perhaps even more pernicious in their influence on people’s health because more often than not it’s your food choices that produce disease
    A group of concerned registered dieticians have formed a more formal organization called Dietitians for Professional Integrity, aimed at pushing for more transparency and independence from [corporate] industry
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May 27, 2013 - Issue 2473
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/27.aspx
Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer and Radical Mastectomy—Women Being Misled into a False Sense of Security
    Angelina Jolie recently publicized her [stupid] decision to undergo a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, as she carries a hereditary gene mutation associated with breast and ovarian cancer [Surgery carries far more risks than faulty genes do!]
    Only about two percent of diagnosed breast cancers are caused by breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) defects
    Nearly the entire human genome is covered by patents. This has created monopolies that hinder genetic research progress and makes gene-related medicine unnecessarily expensive
    It’s important to understand that while you may carry a defective gene, it does not mean that the genetic trait is destined to be expressed. There are many alternatives to dramatically decrease your cancer risk through the lifestyle choices you make
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May 28, 2013 - Issue 2474
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/28.aspx
Desperate Times for Vaccine Risk Denialism
    Public access to vaccine risk information is being increasingly restricted, and vaccine injuries and deaths are covered up
    Those denying vaccine risks are running out of excuses, as the health risks of excessive vaccinations are becoming more and more self-evident
    Legislation backed by [crooked] public health officials and Pharma-funded medical trade groups have been introduced with the goal to remove vaccine exemptions [i.e. remove freedom of choice]
    Doctors have more power to force vaccine use on children and adults
    Autism rates have risen dramatically as the number of childhood vaccines has increased. In 1986, autism affected 1 in 2,000. By 1992 it was 1 in 500; in 2004 it had risen to 1 in 150, and according to recently released statistics the autism rate is now 1 in 50 American children. [So, thanks to vaccines etc, there are now forty times more kids suffering from autism than in 1986 when there were much fewer forced vaccinations and other toxins.]
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Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out on the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food
    A former research scientist, Thierry Vrain, who once touted the benefits of GM crops now acknowledges the steady flow of research showing that there is significant reason for concern – and he has now reversed his position
    Federal departments in charge of food safety in the US and Canada have not conducted tests to affirm the alleged safety of GM crops
    The whole paradigm of the genetic engineering technology is based on a misunderstanding, as it operates on the 70-year-old “one gene, one protein” hypothesis, which has since been proven false
    Scientific evidence shows that many of the industry claims that GM crops yield better and more nutritious food, save on the use of pesticides, have no environmental impact whatsoever and are perfectly safe to eat are lies
    At present, the only way to avoid GM foods is to ditch processed foods from your grocery list, and revert back to whole foods grown according to organic standards or grown by non-genetically-modified-food growers
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May 29, 2013 - Issue 2475
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/05/29.aspx
Front Groups Exposed—50 Industry Groups Form a New Alliance to Manipulate Public Opinion About Junk Food, GMOs, and Harmful Additives
    The United Nations established the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 1962. Usually referred to as “Codex,” it consists of approximately 170 member countries that set food guidelines and standards for the world.
    Over the years, Codex has been embroiled in controversy for a number of reasons, but now our investigations show that Monsanto―one of the world’s largest producers of genetically-modified seeds―is behind a significant number of front groups that control Codex policy.
    Most recently, more than 50 industry trade groups formed a new alliance called Alliance to Feed the Future. These groups represent multi-national food, biotech, and chemical companies that generate hundreds of billions of dollars-worth of revenue each year
    Alliance to Feed the Future claims its purpose is to "balance the public dialogue” on modern agriculture and large-scale food production and technology. Or, in other words, they aim to become the go-to source for [industry favorable] information about the junk being sold as “food”
    The Kellen Company is instrumental in creating and managing front groups for the processed food and chemical industries. These front groups are specifically created to mislead you about the product in question, protect industry profits, and influence regulatory agencies
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9 Dodgy Food Practices Banned in Europe but Just Fine Here
[Agreed: people have the right to have and use whatever products they wish however they wish, but they also have the right to not be intentionally misled by false govt certification etc about the safety of any products]
    Thanks to a largely industry-beholden government and regulatory system, Americans are not being afforded many of the same food protections given to Europeans
    Examples of chemicals and drugs allowed in US foods and agriculture but banned in Europe include the endocrine-disrupting weed killer Atrazine, arsenic in chicken feed, antibiotics as agricultural growth promoters and chlorine washes for poultry carcasses
    The US also embraces water fluoridation and genetically modified (GM) foods, two practices that are much less accepted, and in some cases banned, in Europe
    If you want to avoid these questionable ingredients, additives and unethical practices and you live in the US, ditching processed foods entirely is the best option
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June 4, 2013 - Issue 2481
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/04.aspx
Major Victory as Portland, Oregon Votes NO on Water Fluoridation
    On May 21, Portland, Oregon—the largest non-fluoridated city in the US—voted to keep fluoride out of its pristine water supply
    Fluoridation proponents spent nearly $1 million—four times the amount raised by the anti-fluoridation campaign—to flood Portland with misleading ads and editorials promoting fluoridation
    Fluoride is a toxic substance that accumulates in your tissues over time, wreaks havoc with enzymes, and produces a number of serious adverse health effects, including neurological and endocrine dysfunction
    25 human studies have linked fluoride with lowered IQ in children, including recent research from Harvard, and 100 animal studies have linked it to brain damage
    Water fluoridation came about as the result of a PR campaign in the early 1900s as a way to protect aluminum and steel producers from lawsuits over fluorine pollution coming from their plants
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Has Unethical Links to GMOs
    The UK government’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is the largest funder of Rothamsted Research, which is a leading developer of GM technologies
    Rothamsted Research has a joint laboratory with China under the direction of Guangyuan He, a researcher whose 2012 study on GM wheat was recently retracted due to fraudulent content “with serious consequences to wheat production and its economic impact”
    Increasing research demonstrates GM crop dangers to both the environment and human health, but governments around the globe continue to ignore these red flags in favor of industry interests
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June 5, 2013 - Issue 2482
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/05.aspx
Both Air And Noise Pollution Increase Cardiovascular Risk
    If you live near a busy highway, you’re likely being simultaneously exposed to two major pollution sources that can harm your heart: air pollution and noise pollution from the traffic
    Exposure to fine particle air pollution increased TAC scores (a measure of arterial hardening) by nearly 20 percent while exposure to noise pollution increased TAC by about 8 percent, according to new research
    Both fine particle matter air pollution and noise pollution are believed to increase your cardiovascular disease risk through similar biologic pathways, including by causing an imbalance in your autonomic nervous system (ANS)
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June 7, 2013 - Issue 2484
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/07.aspx
Statins Nullify Benefits of Exercise
    Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise
    Volunteers taking a statin had reduced aerobic capacity at the end of a 12-week fitness program. Mitochondrial content activity also decreased
    In comparison, unmedicated volunteers improved their aerobic fitness by more than 10 percent after the 12-week fitness program, and their mitochondrial content activity increased
    Statin drugs, which millions are taking, has detrimental effects on your heart
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June 8, 2013 - Issue 2485
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/08.aspx
Beekeeping Industry 'Doomed' -- Destruction of Food Supply Before End of Decade?
    Bees have been dying off around the world for a decade now from a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. A third of the U.S. food supply depends on the honeybees
    This year, the US experienced the highest losses of honeybee populations so far, with most of the nation’s beekeepers losing anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of their bee population
    Many of the 6,000 almond orchard owners in California could not find enough bees to pollinate their almond trees, at any price, this year
    The collapse of bee colonies is probably multifactorial, but a major factor is the toxicity of systemic pesticides called nicotinoids, which kills insects by attacking their nervous systems
    In May, beekeepers and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the agency over its failure to protect bees from toxic pesticides
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Documentary Reveals Shocking Tactics Used to Manipulate Your Children’s Preferences and Habits
    America’s 52 million kids under the age of 12 represent one of the most powerful markets for American businesses, influencing adult spending worth $700 billion a year
    The documentary Consuming Kids reveals the shrewd practices of the multi-billion dollar marketing machine designed to turn your kids into loyal, lifelong consumers who will also influence how the entire family spends its money
    Before deregulating children’s TV marketing, children’s spending rose an average of four percent per year. After deregulation, children’s spending skyrocketed to 35 percent per year
    Children age 2-11 now see an average of more than 10 television food ads per day. Ninety-eight percent of food advertisements viewed by children are for products that are high in carbs, artificial fat, or sugar.
    A classic example of this deceptive manipulation is Coca-Cola’s new ad campaign which focuses on the mistaken belief that beating obesity is a matter of counting calories, even though this theory has been found to be patently false
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (GMO Wheat Decimate US Economy?)
« Reply #73 on: June 15, 2013, 01:57:45 pm »

June 9, 2013 - Issue 2486
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/09.aspx
Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism and Other Chronic Disease
    Two key problems caused by (Roundup's) glyphosate in the diet are nutritional deficiencies, especially minerals, and systemic toxicity
    Glyphosate is possibly "the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies,” according to researchers
    Your gut bacteria are a key component of glyphosate’s mechanism of harm, as microbes have the pathway used by glyphosate to kill weeds
    Glyphosate causes extreme disruption of microbes’ functions and lifecycles. What’s worse, glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow
    Two key problems in autism unrelated to the brain yet clearly associated with the condition are both linked with glyphosate exposure: gut problems, and disrupted sulfur metabolism/impaired sulfate transport (i.e. protein and hormone problems etc)
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June 11, 2013 - Issue 2488
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/11.aspx
Will Detection of Unapproved GMO Wheat Decimate US Economy?
    An unapproved strain of genetically engineered (GE) wheat has been found growing on a farm in Oregon. The finding now threatens US wheat exports as many countries do not permit the importation of GE wheat
    Japan has canceled orders for US wheat in response to the findings. Other major wheat importers are monitoring the situation, and the EU has ordered member states to test imported wheat for contamination
    The House Agricultural Committee will soon vote on an amendment that would lend support to a potential nullification of states’ rights to label GMOs. Your urgent action is needed!
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June 12, 2013 - Issue 2489
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/12.aspx
Why Are Foods and Supplements Made for Children Packed with Hazardous Chemicals, Hidden Aspartame and GMOs?
    The documentary Killer at Large investigates the topic of obesity, a problem of truly epic proportions where misinformation is a major driver of its skyward trend
    Conventional diet and health recommendations are grossly flawed. Obesity and related health problems are directly attributable to improper diet—a diet too high in carbs and poor-quality proteins, and too low in healthy fats
    Calorie counting has been firmly debunked by science. It is FAR more important to look at the source of the calories than counting them. You get fat because you eat the wrong kind of calories, i.e. calories from carbs, like sugar & flour
    First and foremost, a healthy diet is based on fresh whole, preferably organic foods, and foods that have been minimally processed
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June 15, 2013 - Issue 2492
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/15.aspx
Obesity—A Threat to Your Life that Dwarfs Any Terrorist Act
    The documentary Killer at Large investigates the topic of obesity, a problem of truly epic proportions where misinformation is a major driver of its skyward trend
    Conventional diet and health recommendations are grossly flawed. Obesity and related health problems are directly attributable to improper diet—a diet too high in carbs and poor-quality proteins, and too low in healthy fats
    Calorie counting has been firmly debunked by science. It is FAR more important to look at the source of the calories than counting them. You get fat because you eat the wrong kind of calories, i.e. calories from sugar & flour etc
    First and foremost, a healthy diet is based on fresh whole, preferably organic foods, and foods that have been minimally processed
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Re: Statist Health Endangerment (GMO Wheat Decimate US Economy?)
« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2013, 10:54:16 am »

June 18, 2013 - Issue 2495
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/18.aspx
Ecosystem and Food Supply Threatened by Neonicotinoid Pesticides
    Research shows the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in seed treatments is responsible for the death of birds, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and other wildlife
    Neonicotinoids also appear to be one of the primary causes behind mass die-offs of bees, which threatens one-third of our food supply
    Many pesticides are neurotoxic and can cause disruptions to your neurological system and your brain. Research has linked pesticide exposure to Parkinson’s disease, raising your risk by 58 percent
    Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, disables important minerals and enzymes in your body
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Wisconsin Aims to Jail Amish Farmer
    Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger provides raw milk to members of a private buying club; he was charged with four criminal misdemeanors and acquitted of three of them
    The Wisconsin Department of Justice filed a motion to revoke Hershberger’s bail and instead send him to jail; fortunately he was sentenced to pay a $1,000 fine and avoided jail time
    Regulators claim they are trying to protect public health, but properly produced raw milk is a safe, healthful food
    The fight over raw milk stands as a symbol of the much larger fight for food freedom. Who gets to decide what you eat? You? Or your state and federal regulators?
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June 19, 2013 - Issue 2496
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/19.aspx
Senator Durbin to Reintroduce Oppressive Supplement Bill
    Illinois Senator Durbin is planning to reintroduce his supplement bill, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act (S 1310), which would grant more power to the FDA to regulate dietary supplements like they were drugs; Durbin first introduced S 1310 in 2011, but it failed miserably, as have many of his other attempts to pass laws attacking the supplement industry
    Durbin’s citing of the 2013 GAO Dietary Supplements report, which details adverse effects reports (AERs) associated with supplements, backfires in that it demonstrates just how safe supplements are, compared to vaccines and drugs
    Based on the GAO report, there were 488 times as many adverse reactions reported for prescription drugs as from dietary supplements, and there is no evidence supporting the claim that adverse reactions to supplements are underreported; data from poison control centers confirms their safety
    The financial burden created by Durbin’s proposed legislation will likely cause many supplement companies to go under; and, as a result, the cost of your supplements will likely skyrocket and, more importantly, your supplement choices will be limited
    Manufacturers are migrating products previously classified as “supplements” into the category “food products” in order to sidestep the tighter regulations imposed on supplements, and this loophole is completely ignored by the Durbin bill
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/22.aspx
How Turning the Food Pyramid on Its Head Can Help You “Slim Down Without Trying”
    While the American agricultural system is the envy of many less affluent nations, it is a food system that promotes subsidized cheap food largely devoid of nutrients and chockfull of unhealthy ingredients that has caused obesity rates to skyrocket
    There is no relationship between agricultural subsidies and nutrition. The government’s nutritional guidelines are in large part mirrored by these same agricultural subsidies, rather than being built upon sound nutritional science
    92 cents of each food dollar now goes to someone other than the farmer—it’s actually spent on the various manufacturing and packaging processes associated with processed foods
    My food pyramid for optimal health is almost the inverse of the original USDA food pyramid, featuring healthful fats and vegetables first, followed by high quality proteins, fruits, and little or no grains and sugars
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