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The corporate-controlled media has been weaponized against America… “disinfo dictatorship” seeks to replace all FACTS with FICTIONS

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by Mike Adams

Natural News) America is under siege. As much as I write about the scourge of chemical pesticides, hormone disruptors, GMO genetic pollution and mercury in vaccines, the far more insidious poison that has infected the minds of half the country is the corporate-controlled media running a “disinfo dictatorship.”

Sometimes called the “mainstream media” or “left-wing media,” the corporate-controlled media (CCM) in America has been weaponized against this nation and its citizens for the purpose of overthrowing America, eliminating its borders, destroying liberty and installing a totalitarian, globalist government regime that rules over an enslaved nation.

This is accomplished by the CCM completely ignoring all news and events that contradict their false narratives (such as the federal corruption trial of N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez) while exaggerating or fabricating whatever news events promote their narratives (like the recent Roy Moore accusations).

When a real event occurs that the media doesn’t want people to recognize as having actually taken place — such as Hillary Clinton’s physical sickness and near loss of consciousness at the 9/11 memorial in 2016 — the media’s “fact checker” organizations simply declare any reports on that event to be false. This wholesale deception and dishonesty is exactly why Project Veritas has named the corporate-controlled media “American Pravda.”

The Bob Menendez criminal trial — involving child sex trafficking — is utte

By selectively deciding what “facts” the public sees, the CCM creates an artificial “bubble” reality in the minds of its viewers, painting a completely false worldview that happens to be anti-Trump, anti-American, pro-communism, pro-vaccine, pro-GMO, etc.

If Roy Moore were a Democrat, the media would be attacking his accusers

To fully understand the insidiousness of the corporate-controlled media, consider the current media onslaught against Alabama candidate Roy Moore. Barely one month before the election, the wholly discredited political rag known as The Washington Post drums up an accusation from a woman who claims to remember unwelcomed touching nearly 40 years ago. Regardless of whether the accusation is true or not, if Roy Moore were a Democrat, the Washington Post would be smearing the accusers.

When a Republican gets accused of something, you see, the Republican is automatically guilty. When a Democrat gets accused of something, the accusers are always liars, according to the CCM. That’s how they gave Bill Clinton a pass on the rapes and sexual assaults leveled against him by a multitude of credible women over the years. Yet even to this day, there has been zero acknowledgement of Bill Clinton’s sexual advances by the corporate-controlled media.

To rags like the Washington Post, Democrats are allowed to rape women… and it’s always the woman’s fault, too!

If Donald Trump were a Democrat, his actions would be hailed as “brilliant”

President Trump, meanwhile, is mocked, ridiculed and lied about at every opportunity by this weaponized left-wing media. Their goal, of course, is to convince all of America to vote against Trump in 2020, replacing him with their selected Democrat (who might be a rapist or a pedophile, but that would be completely covered up by the media anyway).

If Trump were a Democrat, everything he does would be hailed as “brilliant” or even god-like. Right now, the left-wing media goes out of its way to try to make Trump look as stupid as possible, even if it means lying about his “fish feeding” in Japan. But if Barack Obama fed the fish in the exact same way, it would have been heralded as “honoring the Japanese culture” and celebrated as yet another example of Obama’s international brilliance.

Consider the media’s portrayal of Hillary Clinton, one of the most truly evil, murderous political mafia bosses of all time. According to the left-wing media, Hillary is a goddess of truth, wisdom and women’s rights. Yet in truth, she collected hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign nationals while selling out 20% of the U.S. strategic uranium supply to Russia-linked companies. Hillary Clinton was also the “bimbo eruption” mastermind who led the attacks to smear and defame all the women who accused her husband of sexual assaults, rape and inappropriate sexual behavior.

On top of all that, it is widely known throughout the halls of Washington D.C. that the Clintons ordered the executions of dozens of individuals who had dirt on them, going all the way back to Bill Clinton’s Arkansas governorship. This is just as widely known as Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assaults on women, yet the entire corporate-controlled media pretends the Clintons are saviors of America. To this day, there are Clinton cultists — mostly women — who literally worship Hillary Clinton, totally oblivious to the truth about what an evil monster she truly is. And this is all due to the corporate-controlled media’s twisted narratives that routinely depict Democrats as saviors and Republicans as horrible people.

Welcome to the “fact-free universe” depicted by the left-wing media

In essence, the left-wing media has woven a dark tapestry of lies, deceptions and half-truths that are all intended to destroy American patriotism, obliterate independent thinking, crush the Trump presidency and make sure a left-wing globalist tyrant takes over the White Housein 2020. To do this, the dishonest fake news media has created a “fact-free universe” where almost everything believed by leftists is a fabrication.

Consider just a few of the things Leftists now commonly believe to be absolutely true:

  • That all white people are inherently evil and being white is bad. Yes, the very same political movement that once claimed people should never judge others by the color of their skin now routinely judges others by the color of their skin.
  • That men can have menstrual periods or even give birth, because being a man or a woman is a “choice” that has nothing to do with biological reality. (The transgenderism delusion.)
  • That masculinity is automatically “toxic” by definition, and that men are born with a chemical imbalance that makes them insane and dangerous to society. This is all part of the ongoing campaign to marginalize men and have society ruled by women like Hillary Clinton.
  • That the oceans are going to inundate New York City and Miami under hundreds of feet of water that will arrive as a giant wave due to sudden global warming.
  • That communism is vastly superior to our Democratic Republic because centrally planned economies are somehow more efficient and fair.
  • That “diversity” means a room full of people with different skin color who all obediently parrot the exact same thoughts, words and beliefs.
  • That “equality” should be the ultimate goal in every society, even if it means crushing freedom and punishing innovation.
  • That anyone who disagrees with a Democrat is automatically a racist, sexist, Islamaphobe or other form of “deplorable.”
  • That free speech should no longer be tolerated for those who do not go along with the narratives of the Left.
  • That it’s okay to violently harm or even murder people who are Trump supporters because, well, they’re labeled “facists.”

Under the influence of the corporate-controlled media, in essence, the political Left in America has become a dangerous CULT. This cult is reinforced by the CCM, late-night comedy (Jimmy Kimmel) and even educational institutions which are now heavily infiltrated by left-wing cult members posing as educators.

How the political Left became an insane cult

This cult demands absolute obedience and tolerates no dissent whatsoever. Nearly all left-wing journalists are members of this cult, and because they are fully indoctrinated into the cult, they cannot see the world with anything resembling clarity. All events and “facts” are filtered through their left-wing cult beliefs which are rooted in “consensus facts” such as all men are “toxic”; all white people are “racist”; all Republicans are evil; all gun owners are murderers, etc.

Remember, too, that the left-wing cult operating in America today believes all sorts of bizarre fictions such as:

  • Parents are bad (only the State should control children)
  • God is dead (left-wing cultism is rooted in atheism and the believe that the State is your god)
  • Families are sexist (because motherhood is an assault against women)
  • Men are dangerous (merely for being men)
  • Individualism is also dangerous (collectivism is the real answer)
  • Rationality is evil (all political decisions must be rooted in emotional appeal, bypassing reason)

As any thinking person can see, the left-wing cult is truly dangerous. Note that the left-wing cult believes that actual facts, logic and reason are all dangerous ideas because they are mostly rooted in white male philosophy which has also been labeled dangerous by numerous academic institutions. (Yes, the entire field of philosophy is now condemned because of its roots in Roman “white male” philosophical teachers.)

One left-leaning university professor has even denounced mathematics as being “racist”because its history is rooted in the genius of historical mathematicians who didn’t have brown skin. Her name is Rochelle Gutierrez, and she is a professor at the University of Illinois. Her gold is, “to completely abolish mathematics because she believes that subjects like algebra and geometry are inherently racist.” (No, I’m not making this up…)

This is just a small taste of how insane, delusional and dangerous the media-inspired left-wing cult has become in America today. Yet these people depict whites, males and conservatives as being the dangerous members of society who must be eliminated in the interests of “justice” and “equality.” (The Left’s definitions of such concepts are, of course, rooted entirely in emotional delusions rather than reasoned understanding.)

You may have already figured out that societies which operate on the principles of this left-wing cult always end in totalitarianism followed by collapse (think Venezuela or North Korea).

Yet nearly half the country has voluntarily signed up for this disastrous outcome. And how have they been convinced? By the “weaponized” corporate-controlled media, of course. The media has convinced them that falsehoods are true… and deceived them into abandoning cause and effect in favor of dangerous notions like “equality” that can only exist in a totalitarian regime.

The left-wing media is now the single most dangerous entity in America for the simple reason that it infects the minds of the masses with dangerous false beliefs that can only end in monumental human suffering.

Now is the time to support the independent media

This is why the corporate-controlled media must be strenuously opposed, exposed and made obsolete. That can be accelerated by supporting the independent media in two simple ways:

1) Make Censored.news your daily news source. This mobile-friendly website now features The Gateway Pundit, Blacklisted News, USA Watchdog and many other leading indy news sources. Stories are updated automatically, in near-real time.

2) Use GoodGopher.com as your news search engine. This news search site spiders thousands of indy news sources each day, giving you the ability to search the independent media for breaking news that you simply won’t find covered in left-wing media outlets.

Vote against every political candidate endorsed by the media

Finally, vote against the media in all future elections. Any candidate promoted by the corporate-controlled media is a dangerous person, period. It’s a simple but powerful rule of thumb: Vote in favor of whichever candidate the media is systematically attacking and smearing. Remember: The media is anti-America, anti-reason, anti-freedom and anti-reality. Any candidate promoted by the media should be vehemently opposed, since they would not be promoted by the media unless they sought to undermine America and destroy all those who are attempting to protect American culture and liberties.

That’s the takeaway point in all this: In every election, a vote against the media is a vote for America. Hilariously, the media openly tells you which candidate to oppose by insisting that’s the person you should vote for. Every candidate endorsed by the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, HuffPost or MSNBC is, by definition, a clear and present danger to this nation.

Oppose them at every opportunity. Stop paying any attention to the left-wing media, and get your information about the world from independent, thinking sources like Natural News. Remember, too, that the more an independent media news source is attacked and smeared by the corporate-controlled media, the more they’re on target and a threat to the “disinfo dictatorship” of the media machine.

 

 

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Vaccine industry in panic as scientific study solves the riddle of why flu shots don’t work

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Natural News) The flu shot is a quack science medical hoax. While some vaccines do confer immunization effectiveness, the flu shot isn’t one of them. Recent studies, for example, have proven that flu shots sharply weaken immunity in subsequent years following immunization. In some years, the flu shot viral strains are completely wrong, offering no immunity at all to influenza strains circulating in the world. Even when flu shots are the “right” strain, flu vaccine insert sheets readily admit the shots have not been subjected to double blind placebo controlled studies, and there is no legitimate scientific evidence whatsoever that supports the claim that each year’s flu vaccine confers meaningful immunity. (See photo of the Flulaval vaccine insert sheet, below.)

Now, a new study conducted by the Scripps Research Institute and published in the science journal PLoS blows the lid on exactly why flu shots are the greatest medical hoax in the history of science and medicine. Titled, “A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine,” the research paper concludes that the very method of modern flu vaccine production causes viral strains to mutate to non-effective structures that do not confer the immunity being routinely claimed for flu vaccines.

The production method for flu vaccines, in other words, renders certain influenza viral strains nearly useless. This is obviously part of the reason why people who get flu shots still manage to catch the flu with alarming frequency. (That failure of flu vaccine effectiveness, ironically, is used by the
media to encourage people to get even more flu shots, as if receiving multiple injections of a quack vaccine might magically make it work better.)

From the abstract of the study:

The effectiveness of the annual influenza vaccine has declined in recent years, especially for the H3N2 component, and is a concern for global public health. A major cause for this lack in effectiveness has been attributed to the egg-based vaccine production process… Overall, these findings help explain the low effectiveness of the seasonal vaccine against H3N2 viruses… It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to adapt to being grown in chicken eggs, which can influence antigenicity and hence vaccine effectiveness.

In the summary of the paper, the author openly admits that flu vaccines don’t work and urges the vaccine industry to urgently change its production practices:

Our study describes a mechanism for the low influenza vaccine effectiveness and reaffirms the urgency for replacing the egg-based production of influenza vaccines…

The author even admits that flu vaccine propaganda is largely false, describing how the goal of flu shot immunization has still not been achieved even after 70 years of quackery, propaganda and social engineering to push vaccines that simply don’t work:

Despite the first commercial influenza vaccines being approved in the US more than 70 years ago, complete and broad protection from an influenza vaccine has remained out of reach. Furthermore, in the past decade, the effectiveness of the seasonal vaccine against H3N2 viruses has been particularly low.

This graphic from the study shows the mutation of the physical structure of the viral fragments, rendering them ineffective for immunization:

How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land

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by: Ethan Huff

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(Natural News) Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living? For Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, it does. The Canadian couple grows beets, broccoli, salad greens, carrots, and various other types of produce on their modest 1.5 acres of land, from which they generate an average of at least $140,000 per year in sales – not too shabby!

They tell all in their new book The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming, sharing many of the secrets they’ve uncovered about the local nature of food production. There’s no need for large agricultural organizations to “feed the world,” as goes the mantra, when everyday people are feeding themselves and their communities, they explain. And those who do it right have the potential to reap a financial windfall as well.

While the general perception is that farming, and especially the “backyard” variety, is more of a hobby for most people than it is a source of income, Fortier and his wife believe otherwise. Their own successful farm serves as living proof that it’s more than possible for people to get into the agricultural business and do well if they possess the drive and wherewithal to make it happen.

Born and raised in Quebec, Fortier started farming with his wife when he was still an intern at WWOOFers, a worldwide organic farming movement that promotes cultural and educational experiences to help people form communities around locally-grown food. They started out by renting some land to grow food, and gradually worked their way up to owning their own land and launching a full-scale business out of it.

Today, they grow an extensive mix of produce that requires them to work the land for nine months out of the year. From their bounty, the feed 200 families a week that subscribe to their community-supported agriculture program, also known as a CSA. Members of a CSA typically receive a fresh box of produce weekly or bi-weekly as part of their subscription.

“I felt that there was a need for [a book] like this,” Fortier says, referencing these and other concepts as he covers them in his book. “I have been involved with growing the food movement. My response was to tell people that they can grow and here is how.”

Growing better, not bigger, can still be highly profitable

But what about organic growing methods? Foregoing the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides oftentimes comes with added costs and labor, not to mention the possibility of lower yields. Does growing organic food specifically still bode well in the profit department? According to Fortier and his wife, absolutely.

When they first started out, the couple adopted unique methods of growing food that Fortier describes as being “biologically intensive.” Many of these natural methods of permaculture they still use today, including conservation tillage, permanent growing beds, and crop rotation, all of which have proven to be a huge success.

Fortier and his wife also do much of the work on their farm by hand rather than use expensive equipment – and yet still generate impressive sales numbers. They apply organic fertilizer, save seeds, manage weeds, insects, pests, and disease, and even harvest their crops using simple, traditional methods of old that still allow them to remain competitive in the agricultural marketplace.

“We could have followed a route similar to that taken by all other growers we knew: invest in a tractor and move towards a more mechanized growing system,” Fortier says. “Instead, we opted to stay small-scale and continue relying on our hands and light power tools.”

Sources for this article include:

CivilEats.com

 

OffGridWorld.com

Medical Marijuana For Pain Hoax

By Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby

We hear a lot about so-called “medical marijuana” these days. It’s repeated often enough that people are starting to believe in it.

You won’t hear this term spoken in my house! Nor will you smell the disgusting odor anywhere in my personal space. I have gotten up and walked out when people start with drugs and will continue to do so.

It’s a trick, a sleight of hand, that a toxic and dangerous drug substance that has destroyed 100,000s of lives (if not millions), is now suddenly a healing miracle!

Thing is, most of the people peddling medical marijuana have no medical training or knowledge; not even a first aid certificate. They just want to sell drugs and they have been handed, on a plate, a legitimate fast track to do so. Doubtless the Mexican drug cartels have given up street fighting and just simply bought themselves a weed shop in Colorado, Nevada, California and other legalized states.

It’s less dangerous and probably more profitable (if you factor in the costs of funerals, bullet-proof cars, etc. as a cost of doing illegal drug running).

Phony Science

It is all supposed to hinge on the fact that removing the THC content of marijuana makes this wicked stuff totally safe. There’s no evidence of that. It may be true that the psychedelic effect is lessened. That’s a million miles from saying it’s safe for humans.

All I know is that, over the decades, I saw numerous individuals react violently to cannabis and some even went psychotic, never to recover. This was clearly a type of brain allergy or neurological maladaptation.

I tried to get permission from the British Home Office (the equivalent of the DEA) to study its medical and allergic effects. The bureau-rats said no. They could have done the human race a lot of good by letting me start to accumulate evidence of its potentially-damaging nature.

Instead, the only “evidence” we have of the true harm of cannabis is the large number of individuals who can’t speak their own name intelligibly.

Now suddenly it’s everywhere. We can’t sit by the pool, because the neighbors belch this filth into the air and it comes over the wall into our yard. It’s a pity that the legislators didn’t take steps to protect us non-indulgers from the side-action of the smoke.

Plus Vivien has rightly pointed out the horrors of having a half-crazed population, smoking dope and then driving round the streets, half out of their wits, and creating great danger to the rest of us.

The Call For Doctors To “Support”
Medical Marijuana

Now the hue and cry has gone out that doctors should quit resisting and follow the lead into the New Dawn of a glorious age of freedom, or what they cutely term “Safe Access” (neatly designed to imply there is no problem, it’s proven safe).

Healthcare providers need more education and openness about the role of medical cannabis for treating chronic pain, including possible combinations with prescription opioids, advocates are saying.

“It really goes at the heart of educating physicians. Opioids with cannabis can be a much better tool for fighting pain [than opioids alone], and doctors should have that option,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) at the ASA annual meeting on medical cannabis.

“No evidence exists of opioid-cannabis interactions,” said neurologist and pharmacology researcher Ethan Russo, MD. “It’s clear cannabis can be used with opioids” even for patients with medical dependency, he said, although a close follow-up of patients is “mandatory.”

It’s not clear to me how you are supposed to see any effect from cannabis, on top of being blown out of your mind by opioids. This is all part of blowing smoke and fooling the public. Just because none see it doesn’t mean there isn’t any.

Now the National Academies of Health and Medicine published a review that found “conclusive or substantial” evidence that cannabis can treat chronic pain.

“The future of pain medicine may be a high dose of cannabis and a low dose of opioids,” said Stuart Titus, PhD, president of Medical Marijuana Inc., at another ASA presentation.

Not if I can stop it.

I’m even a little suspicious that this is, in part, in order to continue the process of prescribing expensive but worthless opioids to “treat” chronic pain.

What’s missing here is a clear statement that there is no science: Marijuana for any reason is still highly illegal at the federal level. THERE IS NO MEANINGFUL SCIENCE.

The ASA—which for all I know could be a front for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico—recommends state laws include chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medicinal cannabis, and wants medical boards promote medicinal cannabis education (according to a report issued in August 2016).

A Better Answer For Pain

The fact that this one-sided debate is going on at all is a clear sign of the fact that orthodox medicine cannot deal with pain. It has NO answers.

Patients are prescribed heavier and heavier doses of “pain relieving” drugs, such as dangerous opiates, which do nothing at all about the condition which led to the pain in the first place.

I repeat: orthodox medicine is helpless when faced with pain.

Apart from knocking the patient unconscious, as with an anesthetic, doctors have no workable model of pain or pain treatment.

Yet it’s not that complicated: ALL PAIN IS INFLAMMATION. There is NO pain without inflammation. Lower or eliminate the inflammation and the pain goes away. Duh!

If you permanently solve the problem and eliminate the inflammation altogether, the pain will not come back. How neat is that?

How do we reduce inflammation? Is it easy? Aw well, now you ask, there are only quite a few hundred, if not a few thousand, holistic remedies that will effectively deal with inflammation.

First comes diet. Stop eating highly inflammatory foods and your body will love it. Anyone with pain, such as arthritis, who smokes and eats junk food, with sugar, corn, MSG and other denatured foods, but then wants to take a pain killer is acting as an indescribable fool!

The lifestyle is causing the pain! Change it!

If, like my readers, you are a much more careful person, looking after your body, but you still have pain issues (or someone close to you does), then you need my holistic pain manual: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NATURAL PAIN RELIEF

It’s a tour through the best of the many holistic solutions to pain and will serve you immeasurably well in the years to come. Don’t be a dope. Don’t be without this book!

One of the very best treatments I feature in this book is micro-current therapy (formerly called SCENAR technology). It’s probably the most powerful pain relief treatment modality I know. These days we use stimulation of the vagus nerve to quench inflammation virtually everywhere in the body. I’ve seen it work near-miracles.

Ozone therapy is another one. Click here to get yourself a copy >>

You should know about these effective and TOTALLY SAFE therapies. Prescribing opiates while these treatments are available as alternatives is, in my view, total mal-practice.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.

In other words, doctor prescribed pain-relief medicines are killing far more people than illicit street heroin use.

And it’s going through the roof. The overdose death rate in 2008 was nearly four times the 1999 rate; sales of prescription pain relievers in 2010 were four times those in 1999.

Prescription pain reliever overdose deaths among women increased more than 400% from 1999 to 2010, compared to 237% among men. 1

There is better out there. Make sure you are part of the PROVEN safe pain management experience and not trapped by the wild and UNSCIENTIFIC group, peddling drugs, drugs and more drugs.

To Your Health!

Probiotics Offer Powerful Protection Against Sepsis in Infants

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By Dr. Mercola

As drug-resistant infections become more prevalent, so are cases of sepsis — a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as blood poisoning. Unless caught and treated early, the condition can progress to septic shock, resulting in extremely low blood pressure, weakening of the heart, multiple organ failure and death.

An estimated 1 million Americans develop sepsis each year1,2 and up to 50 percent die from the systemic infection.3,4,5 While illnesses such as bronchitispneumoniastrep throat, kidney infection or even localized infections can turn septic, sepsis is most commonly acquired in hospital settings.6,7 Unfortunately, conventional treatment often fails, as evidenced by the 50 percent mortality rate.

It’s also costly. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, sepsis is the most expensive condition being treated in U.S. hospitals, racking up expenses in excess of $24 billion in 2014.8 There’s good news though. Recently, evidence for not just one but two different nondrug treatments have emerged, both of which show remarkable promise.

Infants Saved by Probiotics

Sepsis can occur in just about anyone, including infants. Recent research9,10 shows feeding newborns probiotics (healthy bacteria) significantly lowers the child’s risk of developing sepsis. The study involved infants in rural India, where sepsis is common. Worldwide, an estimated 600,000 infants die from sepsis, primarily in developing countries.

The bacterial strain selected was Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC-202195 — a kind of lactic acid bacteria found in fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut and kimchi.11 To that, they added the prebiotic fructooligosaccharide “to promote growth and sustain colonization of the probiotic strain.”

The bacterial strain was chosen by methodically prescreening more than 280 strains in preliminary studies. Lactobacillus plantarum was in part chosen for its ability to attach to cells in the gut. According to NPR,12 the team was “shocked by how well the bacteria worked.” In infants given the synbiotic mix (probiotic plus prebiotic) for one week, the risk of sepsis and death dropped by 40 percent, from 9 to 5.4 percent.

A total of 149 villages in Odisha state, India — where infant mortality is the highest in the nation — were included in the study. While the team was initially planning to enroll 8,000 infants, the study was halted after the enrollment of 4,557 babies. Due to the clear evidence of significant benefit, it would have been unethical to continue depriving half of the newborns of the treatment.

Probiotic Also Lowered Other Infection Rates

The probiotic also reduced a number of other common infections. Respiratory infections, for example, were reduced by 34 percent, which was entirely unexpected. Gram-positive bacterial infections were reduced by 82 percent and gram-negative infections (which are more difficult to treat) dropped by 75 percent. Another major benefit is the price. At a cost of about $1 per infant per weeklong course of treatment, it’s incredibly affordable.

The researchers note that probiotics may be more powerful than drugs for a number of reasons. For starters, the beneficial bacteria help control harmful bacteria that may otherwise overtake the baby’s gut. The probiotic also generates compounds that strengthen the intestinal wall, thereby preventing harmful bacteria from entering the bloodstream. It also helps bolster and promote healthier maturation of the baby’s immune system.

Decline in Healthy Gut Bacteria Drives Up Disease Rates

Decades of overprescribing and misuse have made antibiotics a serious threat to human health by reducing healthy bacteria in the human microbiome and producing drug-resistant bacteria. As noted by Dr. Martin Blaser, director of the Human Microbiome Program at the NYU School of Medicine,13,14 “loss of microbes that have long accompanied humans is causing an overall rise in conditions against which our bodies can no longer defend.”

Blaser links declining gut microbes to diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, autism, inflammatory bowel diseases, food allergies and much more, noting that infancy is a critical time in which your gut microbiome is developed. The increasing use of C-sections play a role here, since this deprives the baby of exposure to the mother’s microbiome, which is picked up as the baby pushes through the birth canal.

Lack of breast-feeding adds to the problem, as breast milk helps seed the baby’s gut microbiome with healthy bacteria and indigestible sugars that feed the bacteria. Use of antibiotics during pregnancy and/or shortly after birth also disrupts the balance of bacterial communities, and recent studies suggest taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects.15

Antibiotics may also result in permanent alterations in metabolism, increasing the child’s risk of obesity later in life. Many parents are also overzealous in their use of antibacterial products, believing children must be protected against dirt and germs at all costs. This has the unfortunate side effect of weakening rather than strengthening the child’s immune system.16

Getting dirty outside is actually an important part of childhood, from a health perspective, as soil-based organisms help stimulate your immune system, reduce inflammation and even aid in detoxification.

Probiotics in Wound Healing

In related news, probiotics may also lower the risk of infections during wound healing — including sepsis.17 As reported by Medical News Today:18

“Staphylococcus aureus is naturally present in the noses of around 30 percent of the population and mostly does not cause harm. However, when the skin barrier is broken, S. aureus can cause severe infection. S. aureus is notorious for forming biofilms. When this happens, the bacteria attach to a surface — such as the skin … 

Biofilms are mostly resistant to antibiotics and are therefore a considerable health risk. If S. aureus spreads to the blood it can cause sepsis, which is a major cause of death in children who have experienced severe burn injuries. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is another pathogen known to form biofilms, is often found in infected burn wounds …

[B]oth L. rhamnosus GG and L. reuteri could protect skin cells in the laboratory from infection by S. aureus. This was true when live bacteria were added to the skin cells and when the bacteria were killed and their extracts added instead.”

L. rhamnosus GG was found to promote cell migration, resulting in more rapid wound closure, while L. reuteri increased cell division rates, thereby aiding in the wound healing. The idea of placing live bacteria on an open wound is questionable, but since the extract of killed bacteria proved to have a similar effect, the researchers suggest bacterial extracts may eventually be used in wound care.

Vitamin C, Another Game Changer in Treatment of Sepsis

Another important medical discovery is the use of vitamin C for the treatment of sepsis. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in East Virginia, found the deadly infection could be effectively and inexpensively treated with a combination of intravenous (IV) vitamin C, thiamine (vitamin B1) and hydrocortisone (a steroid).19,20

Earlier this year, Marik published a small retrospective before-after clinical study21,22,23 showing that giving septic patients this simple IV cocktail for two days reduced mortality nearly fivefold, from 40 percent to 8.5 percent. Of the 50 patients treated, only four died, but none of them actually died from sepsis; they died from their underlying disease.

Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to prevent and treat infectious disease. Previous research has shown it effectively lowers proinflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein.24,25,26 Influenza,27 encephalitis and measles28 have all been successfully treated with high-dose vitamin C. To investigate the mechanism of action for sepsis, Marik reached out to John Catravas, Ph.D., a pharmacology researcher at Old Dominion University.

At Marik’s request, Catravas performed an independent lab study, which confirmed the effectiveness of the treatment. Interestingly, vitamin C acts like hydrocortisone, yet when either vitamin C or the steroid was administered in isolation, nothing happened. When administered together, however, the infection was successfully eradicated.

The addition of thiamine is also important. Not only is thiamine required for metabolism of some of the metabolites of vitamin C, research has shown many patients with sepsis are vitamin deficient, and when thiamine is given, it reduces the risk of renal failure and mortality.

Nationwide Trial of Marik’s Protocol Is Underway

Sepsis kills more than breast cancer, colon cancer and AIDS combined, and Marik’s protocol has not only been shown to be profoundly effective, it has no side effects, is inexpensive, readily available and simple to administer. Patients and doctors really have nothing to lose by trying it, but to make it standard of care across the U.S., more evidence is needed.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where Marik works, has already made the protocol its standard of care for sepsis, and more than 50 medical centers around the U.S. are following suit. Still, despite the successes seen in clinical practice, many doctors are wary of implementing the protocol without further studies to support it.

To test the theory on a grander scale, Dr. Craig Coopersmith, a leading sepsis researcher at Emory University School of Medicine, is now planning a multicenter trial to put Marik’s vitamin C protocol to the test across the nation. “If this is validated, this would be the single biggest breakthrough in sepsis care in my lifetime,” he told Smithsonian.29

Results from his field trial cannot come soon enough, as current best practices are ineffective at best. For example, recent research shows the standard calling for rapid and substantial infusion of IV fluids have no effect on survival rates,30 and previous guidelines calling for the use of a specific drug turned out to do more harm than good.31 In short, there are few good alternatives available, making Marik’s treatment protocol all the more crucial.

Are You at High Risk for Sepsis?

With sepsis affecting more than a million Americans each year, it’s important to be aware of its signs, symptoms and risks.32 Even health care workers can miss the signs and delay treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you’re at higher risk for sepsis if you have:

  • Chronic disease. A vast majority — 7 out of 10 — of people who develop sepsis have some kind of chronic health condition. Those with diabetes, lung, kidney or liver disease tend to be particularly susceptible to infection, which raises the risk.
  • Weakened immune system, AIDS or cancer.
  • Recently spent time in a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility, as exposure to infection-causing bacteria is common in these places.

Common Sense Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Sepsis

While health care workers have a responsibility to prevent infections that could potentially turn septic and to educate patients about warning signs of sepsis, you can lower your own risk by:

Promptly treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body, sending more than 8 million people to their health care providers every year in the U.S. alone,33 and one-quarter of sepsis cases are related to urinary tract infections.

Conventional treatment typically involves antibiotics, but research shows 90 percent of UTIs can be successfully treated with D-Mannose, a naturally occurring sugar that’s closely related to glucose. To learn more, see “D-Mannose for UTI Prevention Validated in a Clinical Trial.”

Properly clean skin wounds. About 1 in 10 sepsis cases is due to skin infections, so always take the time to properly clean and care for wounds and scrapes. Wash the wound with mild soap and water to clean out dirt and debris, then cover with a sterile bandage. Diabetics should follow good foot care to avoid dangerous foot infections.

Avoid infections in hospitalsWhen visiting a health care facility, be sure to wash your own hands, and remind doctors and nurses to wash theirs (and/or change gloves) before touching you or any equipment being used on you.

If you have to undergo a colonoscopy or other testing using a flexible medical scope, remember to call and ask how they clean their scopes and what kind of cleaning solution they use. If the answer is glutaraldehyde (brand name Cidex), find another hospital or clinic — one that uses peracetic acid. This preliminary legwork will significantly decrease your risk of contracting an infection from a contaminated scope.

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2 Mayo Clinic, Sepsis
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23 Science Daily June 26, 2017
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25 Riordan Clinic Press Release October 2012
26 Naturalhealth365.com November 22, 2016
27 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1999 Oct;22(8):530-3
28 Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C by Fredrick R. Klenner, MD
29 Smithsonian June 27, 2017
30 NEJM 2017; 376: 2235-2244
31 NPR May 30, 2017
32 Consumer Reports August 23, 2016
33 National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, UTIs in Adults

Food wisdom: How to avoid GMOs and toxic herbicides (video)

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(Natural News) This may seem like a simple question for our long-time readers, but many new readers are asking, “How do I avoid GMOs?”

It’s not just the GMOs themselves, of course, that people wish to avoid. It’s also the toxic, cancer-causing herbicide known as glyphosatethat frequently saturates both genetically engineered crops and non-GMO crops alike. Glyphosate was recently added to California’s Prop 65 list of known cancer-causing chemicals.

In this short video, I explain the simplest ways to avoid GMOs and glyphosate. They include:

  • Buying certified organic produce.
  • Looking for the “Non-GMO Project Verified” logo on grocery products.
  • Growing your own food.

Watch this short video to learn more, and share everywhere. Follow more news on organics at Organics.news.

 

 

 

 

Factory Farms Consuming the US

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  • Since the 1970s, farm policies have overwhelmingly favored the consolidation and industrialization of agriculture and the food supply
  • Federal farm subsidies, tax credits, crop insurance, price supports and disaster payments favor industrial agriculture and the streamlined production of cheap food
  • While the transition to industrialized agriculture has succeeded in providing inexpensive food, it has failed in virtually every other measurable parameter

By Dr. Mercola

Industrial agriculture, characterized by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and vast swatches of genetically engineered (GE) monocrops, are touted as necessary to feed the world. At one time not long ago, it was up to small family farms to provide the food for nearby communities and ensure food security for the U.S. In an essay adapted from John Ikerd’s presentation at the 10th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference — Farm Policy at a Crossroads: A Time to Choose — it’s explained:1

“U.S. farm policies from the 1930s through the 1960s were premised on the proposition that food security could best be assured by keeping independent family farmers on the land. Family farmers had been the cultural foundation of American society and were committed to maintaining the productivity of their land — not only for the benefit of their families and communities but also for the food security of their nation.”

Since the 1970s, however, farm policies have overwhelmingly favored the consolidation and industrialization of agriculture and the food supply. Federal farm subsidies, tax credits, crop insurance, price supports and disaster payments favor industrial agriculture and the streamlined production of cheap food. Unfortunately, while the transition has succeeded in providing inexpensive food, it has failed in virtually every other measurable parameter. Ikerd explained:2

“In spite of reducing the percentage of the average American’s disposable income spent for food, they have failed to provide everyone with enough good food to support healthy, active lifestyles. Indeed, the necessary shift in federal farm policy must be supported by public acceptance of the fact that the current industrial agricultural system isn’t working and isn’t going to work in the future.”

 

Industrialized Agriculture Leads to Chronic Disease

In the U.S., genetically engineered (GE) corn is one of the top four most heavily subsidized food crops, so farmers have every reason to plant plenty of it. Unfortunately, since corn is a grain, it breaks down to sugar very rapidly and typically increases your insulin resistance if regularly consumed. Elevated insulin levels in turn are linked to most chronic degenerative diseases, including everything from obesity and diabetes to premature aging.

In 2016, 15 billion bushels of corn were grown in the U.S. alone, and it’s expected to make up 68 percent of the projected U.S. harvest of grains and oilseeds in 2017.3 The intensive corn farming has pushed out many other crops, changing the landscape even in the last 25 years. In North Dakota, for instance, where crops such as wheat, barley and sunflowers were once prevalent, now corn is king.

Far from providing Americans with critical nutrition, U.S. agricultural policies contribute to the declining health of Americans and worsens the out-of-control obesity epidemic. Current farm subsidies bring you GE high-fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, fast food, junk food, grain-fed beef raised in CAFOs, monoculture and a host of other contributors to our unhealthy contemporary diet.

The farm subsidies are what’s keeping the wheel of this and other unhealthy and cheap food ingredients rolling. Meanwhile, according to Ikerd, “Diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and various diet-related cancers are projected to claim about [$1 for every $5] spent for health care in the United States by 2020 — erasing virtually all of the gains in public health over the past several decades.”4

In addition to the corn that’s used as cheap fillers in food or for use as animal feed, many farmers turned to growing corn crops for ethanol. Sadly, environmentally beneficial grasslands have been plowed under to make room for more ethanol-producing crops (i.e., corn), even though they’re not as good for the environment as once believed. In fact, research shows biofuels such as corn ethanol are not carbon neutral; they’re associated with a net increase in carbon dioxide emissions — even worse than gasoline.5

CAFOs and Industrialized Farming Cause Disastrous Pollution, Losses of Biodiversity

A meta-analysis of 350 studies conducted by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-food) recommended a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems.6 While succeeding in growing large volumes of food, the report noted that the current industrial model has generated “negative outcomes on multiple fronts,” including:

  • Widespread degradation of land, water and ecosystems
  • Biodiversity losses
  • Persistent hunger and micronutrient deficiencies
  • A rapid rise in obesity and diet-related diseases
  • Livelihood stresses for farmers

The growing of monoculture crops and widespread reliance on CAFOs, which in turn depend on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and preventive use of antibiotics, were specifically mentioned as downfalls of the system. While tweaking some of these practices could help, the report noted that even this would “not provide long-term solutions to the multiple problems it generates.” According to IPES-food:7

“What is required is a fundamentally different model of agriculture based on diversifying farms and farming landscapes, replacing chemical inputs, optimizing biodiversity and stimulating interactions between different species, as part of holistic strategies to build long-term fertility, healthy agro-ecosystems and secure livelihoods, i.e., ‘diversified agroecological systems.’

There is growing evidence that these systems keep carbon in the ground, support biodiversity, rebuild soil fertility and sustain yields over time, providing a basis for secure farm livelihoods.

Data shows that these systems can compete with industrial agriculture in terms of total outputs, performing particularly strongly under environmental stress, and delivering production increases in the places where additional food is desperately needed. Diversified agroecological systems can also pave the way for diverse diets and improved health.”

 

Living Near a CAFO May Harm Your Lung Function

The No. 1 cause of air pollution in much of the U.S., China, Russia and Europe is linked to farming and fertilizer — specifically to the nitrogen component of fertilizer used to supposedly enrich the soil and grow bigger crops.8 Research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters even demonstrated that emissions from farming far outweigh other sources of particulate matter air pollution.9 As nitrogen fertilizers break down into their component parts, ammonia is released into the air.

Ammonia is one of the byproducts of fertilizer and animal waste. When the ammonia in the atmosphere reaches industrial areas, it combines with pollution from diesel and petroleum combustion, creating microparticles. CAFO workers and neighboring residents alike report higher incidence of asthma, headaches, eye irritation and nausea.

Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also revealed that markers of lung function were related to how far they lived from CAFOs.10 The closer they lived to the factory farms, and the greater the density of livestock, the more impairments in lung function were revealed. Lung function of neighboring residents declined in concert with increased levels of CAFO-caused ammonia air pollution, the study revealed.11

Monsanto, DuPont and Other Front Groups Pay Millions Each Year to Protect Industrial Agriculture

Pesticide makers like Monsanto are in a unique position to profit not only from the sales of chemicals like glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide) but also the sale of GE seeds designed to go with them. A number of food and agriculture industry front groups, many of them backed by corporate donors including Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, BASF and major food companies like Coca-Cola and Kraft, spend more than $25 million a year to improve the steadily declining image of industrial agriculture.12

Ikerd noted, “The agricultural establishment seems to consider their PR campaign as little more than a ‘holding action’ against growing public concerns. They are using their political power to establish legislative protections that would prevent effective regulation.”13 Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are suing Monsanto over claims that exposure to Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The St. Louis Record reported:14

“The plaintiffs hold Monsanto responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to investigate, study, test or promote the safety or to minimize the dangers to users and consumers of its product, failed to exercise reasonable care to warn of the dangerous risks associated with use and exposure to the product and wrongfully concealed information concerning the dangerous nature of Roundup.”

Most of the approval process for glyphosate was based on studies Monsanto had done by outside contractors. That process began in the late 1970s and concluded around 1983 with the registration of the chemical. According to research scientist and longtime glyphosate researcher Anthony Samsel, Ph.D., Monsanto knew in 1981 that glyphosate caused adenomas and carcinomas in the rats they studied, but has long denied it.

Now, tissue slides from this early study are being re-examined by pathologists employed by lawyers for the cancer victims to reveal how long the glyphosate-cancer cover-up may have been going on.15

Did an EPA Official Collude With Monsanto to Protect Glyphosate?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a paper in October 2015 stating that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans,16 even though it was determined to be a “probable carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO). In April 2016, the EPA posted the report online, briefly, before pulling it and claiming it was not yet final and posted by mistake.

The paper was signed by Jess Rowland (among other EPA officials), who at the time was the EPA’s deputy division director of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and chair of the Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC). Email correspondence showed Rowland helped stop a glyphosate investigation by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Monsanto’s behalf.

In an email, Monsanto regulatory affairs manager Dan Jenkins recounts a conversation he’d had with Rowland, in which Rowland said, “If I can kill this I should get a medal,”17 referring to the ATSDR investigation, which did not end up occurring. According to Sustainable Pulse, Monsanto was also able to persuade the EPA to change the classification of glyphosate from a Class C Carcinogen (suggestive carcinogenic potential) to Class E, which means there is evidence of noncarcinogenicity in humans.18

The change occurred while Monsanto was creating Roundup Ready genetically engineered (GE) crops. The news outlet also uncovered 1991 EPA documents detailing a Monsanto-funded study that found it may cause cancer. They reported, “[The study] was ‘reviewed’ again until it mysteriously showed no carcinogenic potential.” The inspector general for the EPA is now initiating a probe into the possible collusion between Rowland and Monsanto.

Meanwhile, Christopher Portier, the former associate director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, wrote a letter to the president of the European Commission stating that he found eight examples of tumors occurring in glyphosate animal studies that were not used by the government in their conclusion that glyphosate does not cause cancer. The U.S. EPA also neglected to include the aforementioned tumors in their analyses.19

Agroecology Is the Secret to Feeding the World

A team of 900 scientists funded by the World Bank and United Nations determined that the use of industrialized agriculture including GE crops is simply not a meaningful solution to the complex situation of world hunger.20 Instead, the scientists suggested that “agroecological” methods would provide the most viable means to ensure global food security, including the use of traditional seed varieties and local farming practices already adapted to the local ecology.

Industrial agriculture ensures that the business of food is highly concentrated, not only in terms of being a monoculture with very few crop varieties available, but also in terms of ownership of these few precious crops.

This concentrated power of food diversity and of the food supply actually ensures food insecurity. Meanwhile, problems with hunger are typically not related to a shortage in food production but rather to poverty, problems with the way that food is used and distributed and the types of food being grown in the first place.

José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, is among those who understand the need for urgent changes in industrial agriculture. He, too, cited agroecology as a practical solution to improve food security and nutrition — ending hunger and malnutrition — worldwide.21 At present, most governments around the world are subsidizing and/or promoting a food production system that is unsustainable.

Moreover, it’s done at the cost of both human and environmental health. Yet, research suggests a switch to sustainable agriculture could easily be done, allowing farmers to produce the same amount of food on the same amount of land while cutting out chemical fertilizers.

As IPES-food noted, “Change is already happening. Industrial food systems are being challenged on multiple fronts, from new forms of cooperation and knowledge-creation to the development of new market relationships that bypass conventional retail circuits.”22

You can help to prompt significant change in the agricultural industry by boycotting CAFO and GE products and instead purchasing food grown only by local farmers who are using natural methods and soil-regenerative techniques, such as no-till, cover crops, composting and livestock integration.

Look for farmers markets, food co-ops and direct-from-the-farm sales in your area — these sustainable alternatives are growing rapidly across the U.S. and will offer you fresher, healthier food and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to drive permanent positive changes in food production.

EXCLUSIVE: Moms Across America releases powerful new documentary exposing toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate

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(Natural News) Moms Across America has just released a powerful new video called “Communities Rising” that exposes the devastating toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate. Watch the video now at this YouTube link, or watch it below.

“This film highlights everyday citizens across the world that are taking matters into their own hands, healing their families, raising awareness about organic food, and changing local pesticide policies,” filmmaker Zen H. told Natural News. “I’m confident that we’re in the process of ending this chemical era and taking back our food supply.”

GMOs and glyphosate are the leading toxins used in the mass poisoning of our children and our food soils. This mass poisoning is being underwritten and promoted by the deceptive media, prostituted science shills (who are routinely bribed to promote toxic poisons) and even Monsanto-funded “smear” groups that attack clean food activists. That’s why it’s so important that you not only watch this film but share it with others.

Every mom in America needs to see this documentary. Every consumer of food urgently needs to be informed of the systemic poisoning that’s being conducted right now, across nearly the entire U.S. food supply.

Watch this important film below, share it with others, and visit MomsAcrossAmerica.com to join the movement. Read Glyphosate.news for more breaking news and science headlines on the toxicity of this deadly chemical that’s being sprayed on food crops all across this nation. All our lives are at stake. We either stand up against this mass poisoning or we die of cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression, suicide and other serious diseases caused by a toxic food supply that’s been poisoned on purpose.

(Natural News) Moms Across America has just released a powerful new video called “Communities Rising” that exposes the devastating toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate. Watch the video now at this YouTube link, or watch it below.

“This film highlights everyday citizens across the world that are taking matters into their own hands, healing their families, raising awareness about organic food, and changing local pesticide policies,” filmmaker Zen H. told Natural News. “I’m confident that we’re in the process of ending this chemical era and taking back our food supply.”

GMOs and glyphosate are the leading toxins used in the mass poisoning of our children and our food soils. This mass poisoning is being underwritten and promoted by the deceptive media, prostituted science shills (who are routinely bribed to promote toxic poisons) and even Monsanto-funded “smear” groups that attack clean food activists. That’s why it’s so important that you not only watch this film but share it with others.

Every mom in America needs to see this documentary. Every consumer of food urgently needs to be informed of the systemic poisoning that’s being conducted right now, across nearly the entire U.S. food supply.

Watch this important film below, share it with others, and visit MomsAcrossAmerica.com to join the movement. Read Glyphosate.news for more breaking news and science headlines on the toxicity of this deadly chemical that’s being sprayed on food crops all across this nation. All our lives are at stake. We either stand up against this mass poisoning or we die of cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression, suicide and other serious diseases caused by a toxic food supply that’s been poisoned on purpose.

 

 

 

Cherries — A Potent Super Food

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  • Sweet cherries are a great source of potassium, which is important for maintaining normal blood pressure, and contain a number of potent anticancer agents
  • Tart cherries have been shown to improve athletic performance, endurance and recovery, reducing post-exercise pain and inflammation. Tart cherries also help relieve and prevent arthritis and gout
  • If you live in a sub-tropical area, growing acerola cherry trees in your backyard can provide you with this potent super food for several months of the year. Relying on commercially-available cherries will limit them to just a few weeks a year

Cherries are a favorite summer treat with a number of health benefits. Harvest season runs from May through July, and with high susceptibility to disease and a short shelf life, cherry season is a short one. An exception is if you grow your own Barbados or West Indian cherry, more commonly known as the acerola cherry.

I have several acerola trees and harvest cherries nearly nine months of the year. Acerola cherries1 also are one of the highest sources of vitamin C. Each acerola cherry provides about 80 milligrams (mg) of natural vitamin C with all the other important supporting micronutrients, unlike synthetic vitamin C. When I have a bountiful harvest and eat more than 100 cherries, I get close to 10 grams of vitamin C.

The recommended daily allowance for vitamin C in the U.S. is a mere 75 to 90 mg for women and men respectively, so just one of these cherries can provide you with all the vitamin C you need for the day.

You pretty much have to grow acerola cherries on your own, though, as they cannot withstand transportation and storage. Deterioration can occur within four hours of harvesting and they ferment quickly, rendering them unusable in five days or less. Unless you intend to use them for juicing, they also do not fare well being kept in the freezer. Sadly, they only grow outdoors in subtropical climates like Florida.

Tart Versus Sweet Cherries

Conventional cherries can be divided into two primary categories: sweet and tart (sour). Sweet varieties such as Bing cherries are typically eaten fresh, while Montmorency tart cherries are typically sold dried, frozen or as juice.2 Tart cherries develop a fuller flavor when they’re used in cooking, which is why they’re often used in baked desserts. As noted by the Cherry Marketing Institute:3

“When it comes to nutritional science and cherries, most studies involve tart Montmorency cherries. In fact, more than 50 studies have examined the potential health benefits of Montmorency tart cherries, and the research is continuing. 

This research strongly supports the anti-inflammatory qualities of Montmorency tart cherries, as well as the benefits of muscle recovery and pain relief from conditions like arthritis. Studies have also found that Montmorency tart cherries contain [m]elatonin, a naturally occurring substance that helps regulate sleep patterns.”

One 8-ounce glass of tart cherry juice will give you:4

  • 62 percent of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin A (about 20 times more vitamin A than sweet cherries)
  • 40 percent of your RDI of vitamin C
  • 14 percent of your RDI of manganese
  • 12 percent of your RDI of potassium and copper
  • 7 percent of your RDI for vitamin K

Sweet cherries are a great source of potassium,5 which is important for maintaining normal blood pressure. It plays an important role in your fluid balance, and helps offset the hypertensive effects of sodium. Sweet cherries also contain a number of potent anticancer agents, including:

Beta carotene, which converts into vitamin A (retinol), important for healthy vision as well

Vitamin C, the “grandfather” of the traditional antioxidants, the health benefits of which have been clearly established. It’s a powerful antioxidant, which helps neutralize cell-damaging free radicals

Anthocyanins, including quercetin. Sweet cherries have three times the amount of anthocyanins than tart cherries, and those with deep purple pigments (opposed to red) have the highest amounts.

Quercetin is among the most potent in terms of antioxidant activity and has a wide range of other health-promoting properties as well. As a group, anthocyanins have been shown to promote cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of mutated cells, thereby reducing your cancer risk

Cyanidin,6 an organic pigment compound with powerful antioxidant activity. By promoting cellular differentiation, it reduces the risk of healthy cells transforming into cancer cells. One study found cyanidin isolated from tart cherries was superior to that of vitamin E and comparable to commercially available antioxidant products7

Ellagic acid, this polyphenolprevents the binding of carcinogens to DNA and strengthens connective tissue,” thereby preventing the spread of cancer cells.8 It also inhibits DNA mutations and inhibits cancer by triggering apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells

Mind Your Portions

Just beware that cherries, both sweet and tart, are relatively high in fructose. One cup, about 10 pieces, contain about 4 grams of fructose. It’s important to take this into account if you’re tracking your fructose consumption. I recommend keeping total fructose below 25 grams per day if you’re otherwise healthy, or as low as 15 grams if you struggle with health issues associated with insulin resistance. The good news is you don’t need to eat much more than a handful to get good amounts of antioxidants.

Alternatively, if you have confirmed that you are burning fat as your primary fuel and are engaging in cyclical ketogenesis, then, on the days that you are strength training (about twice a week), you can increase your net carbs to 100 or 150 grams, so you can have larger amounts of cherries on those days. Just be sure not to binge on large amounts daily for the entire cherry season as you are just asking for unnecessary metabolic challenges.

Tart Cherries — A Natural Endurance-Boosting Super Food

In one recent study,9 Montmorency tart cherries, taken in the form of a juice concentrate, were found to improve athletic performance and recovery among semiprofessional soccer players, decreasing post-exercise inflammation and muscle soreness.

Similarly, athletes consuming tart cherry juice prior to long-distance running experienced less pain than those who did not.10 Other research has confirmed tart cherry juice is a valuable endurance sports drink. As noted by Running Competitor:11

“The best way to accelerate muscle recovery after exercise is to prevent muscle damage from occurring during exercise. And one of the best ways to do [sic]prevent muscle damage during exercise is to consume the right nutrients before exercise. Tart cherry juice does just that. This was demonstrated in a 2010 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

Twenty recreational runners consumed either cherry juice or placebo for five days before running a marathon, then again on race day, and for two days afterward as well. The lucky runners who got the cherry juice exhibited less muscle damage immediately after the marathon. They also showed lower levels of inflammation and recovered their muscle strength significantly quicker.”

Cherries, courtesy of their high vitamin C content, may also stave off exercise-induced asthma, the symptoms of which include cough, wheezing and shortness of breath when exercising. A meta-analysis12 from Finland found vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction caused by exercise by nearly 50 percent.

Interestingly, another powerful and natural strategy to accelerate muscle recovery is photobiomodulation. I have a 1-foot by 3-foot panel of red (660 nm) and near-infrared (850 nm) LEDs that I use every day for about five minutes. The bed is a few thousand dollars but you can achieve similar results with a smaller near-infrared device from Amazon.13 It just takes longer as it has fewer LEDs. You also need to remove the plastic lens and put black electrical tape over the green photodiode so it will turn on in the daytime.

On the days that I lift heavy enough to cause muscle challenges serious enough to make it difficult to sit down or use the toilet the next day, I use the light bed for 10 minutes and that is enough to completely abort the post-exercise stiffness and pain. It is an amazing mitochondrial support; every time I use it, I’m surprised that I can avoid the post-exercise pain and stiffness.

Cherries Are Potent Anti-Inflammatories

Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both slow down the enzymes cyclo-oxyygenase-1 and -2, which helps to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout.14 Gout occurs when the metabolic processes that control the amount of uric acid in your blood fail to do their job effectively.

The stiffness and swelling are a result of excess uric acid-forming crystals in your joints, and the pain associated with this condition is caused by your body’s inflammatory response to the crystals. Dr. Nathan Wei, a nationally known rheumatologist, recalled this story about the powerful effect of cherries on gout:15

“Dr. Ludwig W. Blau, relating how eating a bowl of cherries one day led to complete relief from pain, sparked off the interest in cherries in the treatment of gout … Blau’s gout had been so severe that he had been confined to a wheelchair. One day, quite by accident, he polished off a large bowl of cherries, and the following day the pain in his foot was gone.

“[Blau] continued eating a minimum of six cherries every day, and he was free from pain and able to get out of his wheelchair … Blau’s research led to many other people suffering from gout who reported being helped by cherries.”

In a study16 of over 600 people with gout, those who ate a one-half cup serving of cherries per day for two days, or consumed cherry extract, had a 35 percent lower risk of a subsequent gout attack. Those who ate more cherries, up to three servings in two days, halved their risk. Other studies have found:

  • Eating two servings (280 grams) of sweet Bing cherries after an overnight fast led to a 15 percent reduction in uric acid and lower nitric oxide and C-reactive protein levels (which are associated with inflammatory diseases like gout).17 The researchers noted the study supports “the reputed anti-gout efficacy of cherries” as well as “evidence that compounds in cherries may inhibit inflammatory pathways”
  • Consuming tart cherry juice daily for four weeks may lower your levels of uric acid18

By reducing inflammation, the anthocyanin and bioflavonoids in cherries may also help reduce:

  • Migraine headaches. These compounds are actually known to have similar activity to aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Pain from inflammatory osteoarthritis.19 According to one study,20 women with osteoarthritis who drank tart cherry juice twice daily for three weeks had significant reductions in markers of inflammation and a 20 percent reduction in pain. The researchers noted that tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food”

How Cherries Support Healthy Sleep

Interestingly, cherries contain natural melatonin,21 a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps “cool down” excess inflammation and associated oxidative stress. It also plays a vital role in sleep, cancer prevention and general regeneration. Based on daily environmental signals of light and darkness, your pineal gland has evolved to produce and secrete melatonin to help you sleep.

Research suggests that consuming tart cherry juice increases your melatonin levels, thereby improving time in bed, total sleep time and sleep efficiency. According to the researchers:22

“…consumption of a tart cherry juice concentrate provides an increase in exogenous melatonin that is beneficial in improving sleep duration and quality in healthy men and women and might be of benefit in managing disturbed sleep.”

Other Health Benefits of Cherries

Tart and sweet cherries also have a number of other important health benefits. For example, they’ve been found to:

Improve risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease. In one animal study, rats fed tart cherry powder along with a high-fat diet gained less weight and accumulated less body fat than rats not fed tart cherries. They also had lower levels of inflammation and triglycerides, suggesting a role in heart health.23

Quercetin is also known to have a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health by reducing your blood pressure. According to a study investigating the effects of quercetin in hypertension, “The results of this meta?analysis showed a significant effect of quercetin supplementation in the reduction of blood pressure, which suggest that this nutraceutical might be considered as an add?on to antihypertensive therapy”24

Reduce your risk of stroke. Tart cherries activate peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPAR) in tissues, which help regulate genes involved in the metabolism of fat and glucose. PPAR activation has a beneficial effect on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

In fact, research suggests eating cherries may provide heart benefits similar to prescription PPAR agonists,25 drugs prescribed for metabolic syndrome. The problem with these drugs is that while they may improve risk factors associated with heart disease, they may increase your risk of stroke instead.

As reported by Science Daily, 26 “… [R]esearch from the U-M Cardioprotection Research Laboratory suggests that tart cherries not only provide similar cardiovascular benefits as the prescribed medications, but can also reduce the risk of stroke, even when taken with these pharmaceutical options”

Lower your risk of dementia. Inflammation and oxidative stress are associated with an increased risk for dementia. The polyphenols in tart cherries effectively combat both, thereby lowering your risk of cognitive decline.

As explained in one recent study,27 “[P]olyphenols from dark-colored fruits can reduce stress-mediated signaling in BV-2 mouse microglial cells, leading to decreases in nitric oxide (NO) production and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression. [T]art cherries — which improved cognitive behavior in aged rats … may be effective in reducing inflammatory and OS-mediated signals”

Lower your risk of colon cancer by substantially reducing formation of heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) when added to hamburger patties. It also slows meat spoilage.28 HAAs are potent carcinogenic compounds created when food is charred, and have been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. Hamburger patties with just over 11 percent tart cherries in them contained anywhere from 69 to 78.5 percent less HAAs after cooking, compared to regular patties

Storage and Washing

To retain the best flavor, consume fresh cherries within two days if kept at room temperature, or store in the refrigerator for longer shelf life. Avoid washing them before storing, as this accelerates deterioration. Instead, wash them immediately before eating.

As mentioned, growing a few cherry trees or bushes29 in your backyard can provide you with this potent super food for several months out of the year. Relying on commercially-available cherries will limit them to just a few weeks a year. I eat a few acerola cherries every day, right from my own organic garden.

Sources and References

Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

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Story at-a-glance

  • Research links fluoridated water consumption to endocrine dysfunction, hypothyroidism, ADHD, and reduced IQ
  • Many water authorities do not use pharmaceutical grade fluoride; they use hydrofluosilicic acid — a toxic waste product of the fertilizer industry that is frequently contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins
  • 97 percent of Western European countries do not fluoridate, and data show non-fluoridating countries have seen the exact same reduction in dental cavities as fluoridated areas

By Dr. Mercola

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century. Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people’s dental health. Over the decades, many bought into this hook, line and sinker, despite all the evidence to the contrary. The featured film, “Our Daily Dose,” reviews some of this evidence. As noted in the film’s synopsis:

“Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue. Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day.”

 

Share This Film With Those Still Sitting On the Fence on Fluoride!

The film may not offer many brand new revelations to those of you who are already well-informed about the history and documented hazards of fluoride.

It was primarily created as an educational vehicle aimed at those who may not be aware of these issues, or who might not yet be entirely convinced that drinking fluoride isn’t a good thing. So PLEASE, share this video with all of your friends and family who are on the fence on this issue, and ask them to watch it. It’s only 20 minutes long, but it packs a lot of compelling details into those 20 minutes.

Understanding how fluoride affects your body and brain is particularly important for parents with young children, and pregnant women. It’s really crucial to know that you should NEVER mix infant formula with fluoridated tap water for example, as this may overexpose your child to 100 times the proposed “safe” level of fluoride exposure for infants!

If your child suffers with ADD/ADHD, drinking fluoridated water may also worsen his or her condition. Ditto for those with underfunctioning thyroid. So please, do share this video with your social networks, as it could make a big difference in people’s health.

Fluoride Is Both an Endocrine Disruptor and a Neurotoxin

Scientific investigations have revealed that fluoride is an endocrine disrupting chemical,1 and a developmental neurotoxin that impacts short-term and working memory, and lowers IQ in children.2 It has been implicated as a contributing factor in the rising rates of both attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)3,4 and thyroid disease.

Indeed, fluoride was used in Europe to reduce thyroid activity in hyperthyroid patients as late as the 1970s, and reduced thyroid function is associated with fluoride intakes as low as 0.05 to 0.1 mg fluoride per kilogram body weight per day (mg/kg/day).5

For Over 50 Years, Fluoride Levels Were Too High, Government Admits

Children are particularly at risk for adverse effects of overexposure, and in April 2015, the US government admitted that the “optimal” level of fluoride recommended since 1962 had in fact been too high. As a result, over 40 percent of American teens show signs of fluoride overexposure6 — a condition known as dental fluorosis. In some areas, dental fluorosis rates are as high as 70 to 80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms.

So, for the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lowered its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water7,8,9 by 40 percent, from an upper limit of 1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) to 0.7 mg/L. The HHS said it will evaluate dental fluorosis rates among children in 10 years to assess whether they were correct about this new level being protective against dental fluorosis. But just what is the acceptable level of harm in the name of cavity prevention?

A number of studies10,11,12,13 have shown that children with moderate to severe dental fluorosis score worse on tests measuring cognitive skills and IQ than peers without fluorosis — a clear revelation highlighted in the film, as some still insist that dental fluorosis is nothing more than a cosmetic issue.

The Price We Pay for Cavity Prevention

According to the film, the CDC estimates water fluoridation decreases dental decay by, at most, 25 percent. Recent research14,15 however, suggests the real effect may be far lower. Based on the findings of three papers assessing the effectiveness of fluoridation on tooth decay, the researchers concluded that water fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree in permanent teeth.

If that’s the case, then why are we still jeopardizing our children’s long-term thyroid and brain health by adding fluoride to drinking water?

Fluoride — like many other poisons — was originally declared safe based on dosage, but we now know that timing of exposure can play a big role in its effects as well. Children who are fed infant formula mixed with fluoridated water receive very high doses, and may be affected for life as a result of this early exposure.

Fluoride can also cross the placenta, causing developing fetuses to be exposed to fluoride. Considering the fact that fluoride has endocrine-disrupting activity, this is hardly a situation amenable to the good health of that child. It’s important to realize that fluoride is not a nutrient. It’s a drug, and it’s the ONLY drug that is purposely added directly into drinking water.

This route of delivery completely bypasses standard rules relating to informed consent, which is foundational for ethical medical practice. What’s worse, there’s no way to keep track of the dosage. And no one is keeping track of side effects.

Infants Are Severely and Routinely Overdosed on Fluoride

According to the recent Iowa Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the CDC, infants and young children are being massively overdosed on fluoride. This study, which is the largest U.S. study conducted measuring the amount of fluoride children ingest, concluded that:

  • 100 percent of infants receiving infant formula mixed with fluoridated tap water get more than the allegedly safe dose of fluoride. Some formula-fed infants receive 100 times the safe level on a daily basis
  • 30 percent of 1-year-olds exceed the recommended safe dose
  • 47 percent of 2- to 3-year-olds exceed the safe dose

Most Water Authorities Use Toxic Waste Product, Not Pharmaceutical Grade Fluoride

As stated, fluoride is a drug, and research into the health effects of fluoride are based on pharmaceutical grade fluoride. However, a majority of water authorities do not even use pharmaceutical grade fluoride; they use hydrofluosilicic acid, or hexafluorosilicic acid — toxic waste products of the phosphate fertilizer industry, which are frequently contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium, lead, and other toxins.

This is a key point that many fluoride proponents fail to address when arguing for its use. Indeed, holding elected officials accountable for procuring proof that the specific fluoridation chemical used actually fulfills fluoride’s health and safety claims and complies with all regulations, laws, and risk assessments required for safe drinking water, has been a successful strategy for halting water fluoridation in a number of areas around the U.S.

While the idea of hiding toxic industrial waste in drinking water would sound like a questionable idea at best to most people, it was welcomed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a 1983 letter, Rebecca Hanmer, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water, wrote:

“… In regard to the use of fluosilicic acid as a source of fluoride for fluoridation, this Agency regards such use as an ideal environmental solution to a long-standing problem. By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them…”

Data and Science Do Not Support Water Fluoridation

Ninety-seven percent of Western European countries do not fluoridate their water, and data collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that non-fluoridating countries have seen the exact same reduction in dental cavities as the U.S.,16 where a majority of water is still fluoridated. If fluoride were in fact the cause of this decline, non-fluoridating countries should not show the same trend.

Clearly, declining rates of dental decay are not in and of themselves proof that water fluoridation actually works. It’s also worth noting that well over 99 percent of the fluoride added to drinking water never even touches a tooth; it simply runs down the drain, contaminating and polluting the environment.

Source: KK Cheng et.al. BMJ 2007.17 Rates of cavities have declined by similar amounts in countries with and without fluoridation.

Ending Fluoridation Will Be the Greatest Public Health Achievement of the 21st Century

Despite the fact that the scientific evidence does not support fluoridation, those who question or openly oppose it are typically demonized and written off as crazy conspiracy theorists. Many fluoride supporters claim the science of fluoridation was “settled” some 50 years ago — effectively dismissing all the revelations produced by modern science! To defend their position, they rely on outdated science, because that’s all they have. You’d be extremely hard-pressed to find modern research supporting water fluoridation.

Indeed, as noted in the film, ending water fluoridation will be one of the greatest public health achievements of the 21st Century, and I for one will not stop until that happens. To learn more about why water fluoridation runs counter to good science, common sense, and the public good, please see the following video, which recounts 10 important fluoride facts.

The Best Cavity Prevention Is Your Diet

The best way to prevent cavities is not through fluoride, but by addressing your diet. One of the keys to oral health is eating a traditional diet or real foods, rich in fresh, unprocessed vegetables, nuts, and grass-fed meats. By avoiding sugars and processed foods, you prevent the proliferation of the bacteria that cause decay in the first place.

According to Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development:18 “We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10 percent of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay.”

Other natural strategies that can significantly improve your dental health are eating plenty of fermented vegetables, and doing oil pulling with coconut oil. Also make sure you’re getting plenty of high quality animal-based omega-3 fats, as research suggests even moderate amounts of omega-3 fats may help ward off gum disease. My favorite source is krill oil.