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What’s in a Burger?

The world of meat-eaters got a rude awakening earlier this year when it was found that meat passed off as beef in the U.K. was actually horse meat. But, if you thought meat in the U.S. was safe from secret ingredients, the bliss of your ignorance may soon be shattered. A recent analysis into several different fast food hamburgers found relatively little meat, and a whole host of other “stuff”.   According to GreenMedInfo, the study was to determine what exactly Americans are eating when they consume their 5 billion hamburgers annually. The burgers, from 8 different fast food establishments, were analyzed by weight and then microscopically for tissue types.   Their analysis found that water constituted about half of the weight of the burgers, with water content ranging...

Fracking our Food

    I knew that fracking was terrible for the environment. I felt that no child would be safe for 3 generations if raised in an area that had fracking. This article describes why:   In a Brooklyn winery on a sultry July evening, an elegant crowd sips rosé and nibbles trout plucked from the gin-clear streams of upstate New York. The diners are here, with their checkbooks, to support a group called Chefs for the Marcellus, which works to protect the foodshed upon which hundreds of regional farm-to-fork restaurants depend. The foodshed is coincident with the Marcellus Shale, a geologic formation that arcs northeast from West Virginia through Pennsylvania and into New York State. As everyone invited here knows, the region is both agriculturally and energy rich, with...

American Eat Their Weight in GMO’s a Year (30 more GM foods in the pipeline)

(NaturalNews) The consumer advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put out a new paper that estimates the average person's yearly consumption of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And based on the figures, which EWG admits are very likely understated, the average person consumes more than their own body weight's worth of GMOs every single year, a shocking reality with unknown, long-term health consequences.   For their study, EWG researchers compiled data from 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data sheets on average per capita consumption of various GM foods, including corn-based sweeteners like corn syrup, salad oils, and various other "corn products" like corn oil and corn meal. They then analyzed these figures based on the percentages of each of the crops used to make these products that...

Preventing the Big C

We all know someone who has had cancer. The rate is almost 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women in a lifetime. In 2012 a little over 1.6 million people in America were diagnosed with cancer. Most medicine is focused on early detection, but what about actually preventing getting a cancer diagnosis in the first place? Or if you were previously diagnosed, doing what you can to make sure it doesn’t return? Has it always been this way that so many of us have gotten cancer. It doesn’t appear so. It seems that cancer is a “modern” disease, and that traditional cultures showed little, if any, cancer. Dr.Albert Schweitzer studied over 10,000 traditionally-living Gabon natives in West Africa and never found cancer....

Pharmaceuticals in the Water Supply

  So you don’t do drugs. Well that may not be true. Did you know that it has been recently shown that the water supplies of at least 41 million people in the U.S. are contaminated with dozens of pharmaceuticals that have come from the pee-pee of people and animals that take drugs. It is apparent that water treatment can not remove all traces of medications. Granted the levels of these drugs may be low, but certain drugs like hormones are meant to operate at parts per billion. There is evidence that drugs can react with chlorine and other chemicals in the water, rendering them more toxic. Fish downstream from a Nebraska feedlot were found to have depressed levels of testosterone and smaller than normal heads (does...

Symptom Suppression

In Japan there is a saying. “Where there is a front, there is a back. The bigger the front, the bigger the back.” Walk into any drug store or supermarket and you will find shelf after shelf of bottles for every symptom under the sun: headaches, pain, sleeping, allergies, congestion, coughs, skin eruptions, etc.. . Prescription drugs can even be more effective at suppressing symptoms than the over the counter drugs. That is the front, your symptom diminishes. Way down the line you may be diagnosed with cancer, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis or obesity. That is the back. The stronger and longer the suppression, the worse you may feel later on.   The body has an innate intelligence. It knows what is toxic and...

Hold the Mayo (clinic)

When I received a postcard inviting me to a 2 hour talk on inflammatory bowel disease I thought "I treat lots of inflamed bowels, let's see what the experts have to say." There was free valet parking and free food. I was surprised at the number of people, I thought there would be a few dozen, it was closer to 250, with three large screens. The first speaker specialized in using drugs for inflamed bowels. There were about 5 levels of drugs, each with more severe side effects than the last and there was no way to know who would get what side effects. The only natural approach they mentioned was that using tobacco seems to help people with Chrone's disease, but...

Are you mercury toxic?

Are You Mercury Toxic? Mercury exposure and toxicity is a prevalent and significant public health threat. A well-established neurotoxin — a substance that is damaging to the brain and nervous system — mercury has been linked with brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and is potentially linked to autism. Research shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease often have blood levels of mercury up to three times higher than people who are not suffering from the disease. In another study, researchers added small amounts of mercury to cultured neurons in a laboratory and found seven cell features that are used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Once it makes its way into our bodies, mercury can be difficult to eliminate. The symptoms of mercury excess, according to neurologist, Dr. David Perlmutter,...

Real Soda Ads

I believe in 15 years people will look back on all the drug company ads and commercials with the same disbelief that we have in seeing these old soda ads. If you can't read the small print, it says: How soon is too soon?  Not soon enough. Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and "fitting in" during those awkward pre-teen and teen years. So, do yourself a favor. do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness. This one says: Why we have the youngest customers in the business. This...