July 31, 2011
GMO Foods – A False Sense of Security?
Soy – the “Magic Bean”?
FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Arsenic!
Healthy Cells Love Oxygen
“Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs!”
Interview on “Living Fuel TV”
Mistletoe is actually a powerful medicinal plant used since ancient times. References to mistletoe’s “cure-all” properties date back as far as the ancient Greeks and the Druids. It has been used for centuries to treat epilepsy, arthritis, and hypertension. And though it’s potent for many uses, it’s especially deadly on cancer tumors.
There are two types of mistletoe:
- American mistletoe (Phoradendron species) is poisonous and should not be ingested. Death has been shown to occur within ten hours of ingestion.
- European mistletoe (Viscum album) has been used to treat some diseases over the past few decades. The plant is also known as Golden Bough or Herb de la Croix (French for “herb of the cross”).
Based on the information above, I think it’s patently obvious that you should stay away from American mistletoe, since it is poisonous. The medicinal uses of mistletoe are solely from European mistletoe.
The modern focus on mistletoe as a treatment for cancer began around the 1920’s, and it has steadily become more widespread. In certain European countries, products made from European mistletoe are among the most prescribed therapies for cancer patients. In fact, doctors in Germany treat over 50% of their cancer patients with mistletoe in one form or another. Many of these therapies are detailed in the special report, German Cancer Breatkthrough, which is a guide to the best German alternative cancer clinics. My friend and colleague, Andy Scholberg, calls mistletoe “the laetrile of Germany.”
Mistletoe extracts are marketed under several trade names in Europe, the most well-known of which is Iscador®. One of the primary functions of Iscador® is that it stimulates parts of the immune system (NK cells) that can slow the growth of cancer cells and does so with very limited side effects. As a result, another reported benefit is a dramatic increase in quality of life while battling cancer. So if you are undergoing the “Big 3” treatments, mistletoe reduces the adverse effects of chemo and radiation.
In the May 1, 2001 edition of Alternative Therapies, Dr. R.G. Maticek (and colleagues) published a the results of a thirty year long study (with more than 35,000 participants) which concluded that extract of mistletoe (Iscador®) greatly improves survival rate for a wide variety of cancers (including breast cancer) through enhancing the immune system, halting tumor growth, and preventing metastatic growth of cancer.
The most common treatment is to inject the mistletoe extract under the skin. Of course, the FDA doesn’t allow injectable mistletoe to be sold or used in the USA except for research. So if you live in the USA, your only options are oral formulas or traveling to another country for injections.
So, the next time you hang a bough of mistletoe in your doorway, you’ll have more to appreciate than its power to get you a holiday kiss.
GMO FOODS – A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY?
The majority of American consumers erroneously believe that the FDA approves genetically modified foods through rigorous, in-depth, long-term studies. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is imperative to fully understand the severe ramifications of ingesting this laboratory created, if you will pardon the expression, “food.” Genetic engineering/modification of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism (“GMO”). GMO’s can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. The primary reason the plants are engineered is to allow them to basically drink poison. They’re inserted with foreign genes that allow them to survive otherwise deadly doses of poisonous herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The only “testing” for safety that is required is for the GMO producer to submit a self authored report on the new GMO’s safety. This scam was devised by Michael Taylor, a former FDA lawyer who established the “no testing” policy by reasoning that GMO’s are “substantially equivalent” to food, and food has already been determined to be safe. Taylor (second cousin to Tipper Gore) is notorious for his “revolving door” employment within the US government and Monsanto and was chosen by Obama as the FDA Deputy Commissioner for foods (aka the “food safety czar”) in July 2009. While at Monsanto, Taylor’s main responsibility was gaining regulatory approval of the GMO cancer-causing bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Effectively, in the area of American food safety, we now have the “fox” guarding the “henhouse.” You see, we have been given a false sense of security about the safety of our food supply. Ignorance is the key in this campaign of deception, as only about 25% of Americans even know if they’ve ever eaten GMO food in their lifetime! The five main GMO foods are soy, corn, cotton, canola, and sugar beets. Their derivatives are found in more than 75% of the foods in the grocery store. The fact of the matter is that GMO’s have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. GMO food has been banned by food manufacturers in Europe and almost every other country in the world, yet GMO’s are present in the vast majority of processed foods in the USA and Canada. According to Jeffrey M. Smith, bestselling author and filmmaker, “GM foods are particularly dangerous for pregnant moms and children. After GM soy was fed to female rats, most of their babies died””compared to 10% deaths among controls fed natural soy. GM-fed babies were smaller, and possibly infertile.Testicles of rats fed GM soy changed from the normal pink to dark blue. Mice fed GM soy also had altered young sperm. Embryos of GM soy-fed parent mice had changed DNA. And mice fed GM corn had fewer, and smaller, babies.In Haryana, India, most buffalo that ate GM cottonseed had reproductive complications such as premature deliveries, abortions, and infertility; many calves died. About two dozen US farmers said thousands of pigs became sterile from certain GM corn varieties. Some had false pregnancies; others gave birth to bags of water. Cows and bulls also became infertile.In the US, incidence of low birth weight babies, infertility, and infant mortality are all escalating.” Dr. Joseph Mercola asserts, “I strongly believe that one of the most obvious clues about the danger of GMO foods are that just about EVERY species of animal that is offered a GMO food versus a non-GMO food will avoid the GMO one. Many times they will do this to the point of starvation, as they have an intuitive sense of the danger of this food.” Russian scientists found that GM soy caused sterility in 3rd generation hamsters! The hamsters were fed the GMO soy for a period of two years, during which time the researchers evaluated three generations of hamsters. During the study, the 2nd generation GMO soy-fed hamsters had an infant mortality rate five times higher than “non-GMO-soy-fed hamsters.” But then an even bigger problem became apparent, because nearly all of the 3rd generation hamsters (over 90%) were sterile! Disturbingly, this Russian study used the same GMO soy that is produced on over 90% of the soy acreage in the USA. Back in 2005, Dr. Irina Ermakova (scientist with the Russian National Academy of Sciences) reported that over 50% of the babies from mother rats that were fed GMO soy died within three weeks, compared to a 10% death rate among the “non-GMO” control group. Do the math folks. Right in line with the Russian hamster study, that’s a death rate five times higher than normal. And when the rats’ offspring tried to reproduce, they too were found to be mostly sterile. However, it happened sooner, with infertility striking the 2nd generation of rats, as opposed to the 3rd generation of hamsters. Dr. Ermakova wanted to perform further studies to analyze the organs she’d collected from the study, but she never got the chance. According to Jeffrey Smith (author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette): “She told me as we were sitting at the EU Parliament after giving a presentation there, that her boss had been pressured by his boss. So, she was told to do no more GM food study on animals, her documents were burned on her desk, samples were stolen from her laboratory, and one of her colleagues tried to comfort her by saying, ”˜Well maybe the GM soy will solve the overpopulation problem on earth.’ She wasn’t impressed.” You CAN avoid GMO’s … if you know what to look for. Remember there are (at least) eight GMO crops: soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar from sugar beets, some zucchini, Hawaiian papaya, and crookneck squash. Wheat and alfalfa are coming soon. Based on this list, anything containing soy or soy derivatives should be avoided like the plague, as well as anything containing corn (the most obvious ingredient being high fructose corn syrup). The easiest way to avoid ending up with GM foods in your shopping cart is to do some pre-planning using the free non-GMO shopping guide, available at www.NonGMOshoppingGuide.com. You must take responsibility for you and your family, since it’s clear that the corrupt US government is not making responsible decisions related to GMO’s at this point. Especially when you consider the fact that former Monsanto attorney and Vice President (Michael Taylor) is now in charge of America’s “food safety!” You can find loads of additional information about GMO’s on the site www.ResponsibleTechnology.org.
SOY – THE “MAGIC BEAN”?
Excerpted from “Cancer-Step Outside the Box” According to most mainstream and “alternative living” media, soy beans are the most versatile, natural, heart-friendly, health-improving, fat-preventing, growth-promoting and generally “all-around good for you” foods ever grown on God’s green earth. With food aisles brimming with hundreds of soy products, including soy protein, soy breakfast bars, soy burgers, soy ice cream, and an endless array of soy beverages, is soy beer soon to follow? Actually, it’s already here! Doctors, athletes, nutritionists, farmers, government officials, and respected companies all make a point of telling us how safe and wonderful soy is for us and about soy’s myriad of health benefits. They tell us that it is so excellent and so safe that it doesn’t even need to be listed as an ingredient in many processed foods. But we don’t mind, do we? I mean, everyone knows it’s safe, right? Along with being the new health food, soy has also become the latest cash cow for companies like Monsanto. Across the globe, billions of acres are earmarked for soybean cultivation, thus providing a secure cash crop for millions of farmers who gladly disburse a “tariff” to Monsanto, the developers of their genetically modified soybeans. What is the modern gospel of food production? “Soy is Good For You.” Or is it? Sadly, for several decades, corporations have been aware of (and suppressed) the evidence that ingestion of soy causes cancer, destroys bones, and creates havoc with our hormonal systems. The truth behind the blatantly commercial integration of soybeans into our diet is a distressing tale of fraud, greed, propaganda, suppression, corporate irresponsibility, corruption, bad science, and political opportunism. Have you ever seen the “soy cows” that soy milk comes from? Not sure if you’re aware of this, but you can’t milk a soy bean! According to Elaine Hollingsworth in her book Soy ”“ The Abominable Bean, “in order to obtain that pure-looking, inviting stream of white liquid pictured so appealingly in the ads, many processes are needed. It is necessary to grind the beans at high temperature, and then extract the remaining oils with dangerous solvents, some of which remain in the meal. Then the meal is mixed with an alkaline solution and sugars, in a separation process designed to remove fiber. Then it is precipitated and separated, using an acid wash. At each stage of processing a tiny amount of poison remains within the soy.” She continues, “ regulators say it’s so small an amount that it doesn’t count. I wonder who told them that? And why don’t they take notice of the scientists who say it does count, due to its accumulation in the body over long periods of soy ingestion? Are you really happy to accept the manufacturer’s assurance that it’s safe to eat a tiny amount of poison each day, perhaps several times a day, until you have a serious health problem?” www.doctorsaredangerous.com One of the many marketing ploys for soy is that it contains isoflavones (estrogen-like substances). Despite the fact that he/she has no idea what an isoflavone is, your typical soy milk drinker will repeat the mantra they hear on the nightly news about isoflavones. What you won’t hear on the news is that scientists have known for years that isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function, causing autoimmune thyroid disease and even cancer of the thyroid. Scientists have known for over half a century that soy negatively impacts the thyroid gland. Research in Japan concluded that daily consumption of only one ounce of soybeans over the course of ninety days caused enlargement of the thyroid and suppressed thyroid function. Some subjects even developed goiter. The subjects returned to normal when they quit eating soy. (Y. Ishisuki et al, “The effects of the thyroid gland of soybeans administered experimentally in healthy subjects”, Nippon Nibunpi Gawk Zasshi, 1991). As a matter of fact, the isoflavone genistein inhibits thyroid function more effectively than prescription drugs developed to control hyperthyroidism! As far back as the 1950’s, phytoestrogens (estrogen-like substances derived from plants) were being linked to increased cases of cancer, infertility, and leukemia. According to Dr. William Wong, “Soy is poison, period!” In his article entitled “Soy: The Poison Seed,” Dr. Wong describes several reasons why soy is poison. Two of the isoflavones (genistein and daidzein) which soy contains are basically built in insecticides for the soybean. He asks, “If they kill bugs, are they good for humans?” www.totalityofbeing.com/ArchivedSoyPoison.html As if we need more damning evidence, soy also contains phytic acid. The presence of phytic acid in soy totally destroys the credibility of the manufacturers’ claims that soy is a good source of calcium and helps prevent osteoporosis. Here’s why: phytic acid impairs the absorption of all minerals, especially calcium! And since soy contains more phytic acid than any other grain, soy actually strips your body of calcium and other essential minerals. That’s right. Soy literally sucks the nutrients right out of your body! Soy is not a complete protein, as it lacks the essential amino acids methionine and cystine. And soy protein is difficult to digest because it contains substantial amounts of trypsin inhibitors. Remember, trypsin is essential in protein digestion, and cancer cells are protected by a protein coating which makes them “invisible” to the immune system. Soy also contains hemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. These clustered blood cells are unable to properly absorb oxygen for distribution to the body’s tissues, which can damage the heart and lead to cancer. According to Dr. Tim O’Shea, “Yet another toxin found in some processed soy products is aluminum, which is said to be 10 times higher in infant soy formulas than in milk-based formulas–and 100 times higher than in unprocessed milk. Levels are even higher when soy products are hydrogenated. Aluminum, a cause of Alzheimer’s, can also damage the newly forming kidneys of an infant who drinks soy formula. Worse yet, aluminum can directly damage the infant brain because the blood-brain barrier has not formed yet. Processed soy can also contain a known carcinogen called lysinoalanine. It is a by-product of a processing step called alkaline soaking, which is done to attempt to eliminate enzyme inhibitors. Even though the beans are thoroughly rinsed, the lysinoalanine by-product can remain from the interaction of the soybeans with the alkaline solution.” And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, a recent study of Japanese men (living in Hawaii) found that consuming 2 or more weekly servings of tofu was linked to the development of dementia! (L.R. White, et al, “Brain aging and midlife tofu consumption,” Journal of American College of Nutrition, April 2000). But don’t the Chinese and Japanese eat lots of soy? The answer is “no, they don’t.” And the majority of the soy products which they do eat are fermented (tempeh, tamari, natto, and miso). Long ago, they discovered that fermentation caused the protein to be more easily digested, and the phytic acid, toxins, and “anti-nutrients” to be destroyed. This being so, fermented soy products are acceptable, but only in small amounts. But that’s not all!! According to GMO Compass, an online mecca of genetically modified (“GMO”) industry information, 91% of soybeans grown in the USA are GMO. Conscious of the public’s growing awareness of the dangers of GMO and displaying the kind of “creative duplicity” which even Prince Machiavelli would applaud; Monsanto Corporation has almost 50 million acres of GMO soybeans growing in the USA. Here’s the catch: American law permits these crops to be mixed with a small amount of organic soybeans, and the resultant combination may then be labeled “organic”! And you still think the government wouldn’t let them lie to you? This deadly “food” belongs in the toxic waste dump, but the multinational corporations like Monsanto are disposing of it in you, your family, and in baby formulas! For those who ask if organic soy is safe, I say, “Would you eat organic anthrax?” Stay away from soy! According to Dr. Wong, “any opinions to contradict the facts noted above have been paid for by the agribusiness giants Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland. Once public knowledge of their manipulation of public opinion and of the FDA becomes widely known, expect monster class action lawsuits against these folks. They’ll deserve it in spades!”
FDA FINALLY ADMITS CHICKEN MEAT CONTAINS ARSENIC!
By Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger”
(NaturalNews) After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!
Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical. Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairytale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim… it’s just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe. But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves. And what’s the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children. Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP: “Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.” (LINK)
Arsenic? Eat more!
But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDAcontinues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safeto eat. This is even as the FDAsays arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer. The National Chicken Council agrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.
What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.” Which drugs would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health. The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companiesfor selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health. Plus, it’s waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk. Eat more poison, in other words, but don’t consume any healing foods. That’s the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients. Oh, by the way, here’s another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn’t know about hamburgers and conventional beef: Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cowsin factory beef operations. So the arsenic that’s pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger to be consumed by the clueless masses who don’t even know they’re eating second-hand chicken sh*t. SOURCE: http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsenic_chicken.html
HEALTHY CELLS LOVE OXYGEN
Healthy cells are aerobic, meaning that they function properly in the presence of sufficient oxygen. Healthy cells metabolize (burn) oxygen and glucose (blood sugar) to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the energy “currency” of the cells. This process is referred to as aerobic respiration (or aerobic metabolism). This cycle of creating energy, called the Krebs cycle, takes place in the mitochondria, which are organelles composed of an outer membrane and an inner membrane. The enzymes used to produce energy lie on top of the inner membrane.
However, if something happens which either inhibits the bloods ability to transport oxygen, lowers the amount of oxygen in the blood, decreases our carbon dioxide, prohibits the cells from absorbing the oxygen in the blood, or damages the mitochondria’s ability to produce ATP, then the Krebs cycle has been disrupted, the cells have no energy, and we have a serious problem.
Since there is not enough oxygen for the cell to breathe, it changes to anaerobic (i.e. “without oxygen”) respiration to survive. The cell stops breathing oxygen and starts fermenting glucose (sugar) to make energy. The waste byproduct of the fermentation process is a sea of lactic acid, which further inhibits the cell from receiving oxygen.
German born Dr. Otto Warburg, a cancer biochemist and the 1931 Nobel laureate in medicine, first discovered this fact that cancer cells are anaerobic, thus whatever causes this anaerobic respiration to occur is the cause of all cancers. He believed that cancer occurs when there is hypoxia (lack of oxygen) at the cellular level. He believed that if you deprive a cell of 35% of its oxygen requirement for 48 hours, the cell would turn cancerous.
Some causes of hypoxia include a buildup of toxins within and around cells, which blocks and then damages the cellular oxygen respiration mechanism. Clumping up of red blood cells slows down the bloodstream and restricts flow into capillaries, which also causes hypoxia. Even lack of essential fatty acids, which are the proper building blocks for cell walls, restricts oxygen exchange and leads to hypoxia. This is the foundational concept behind the Budwig Diet (a combination of cottage cheese and flaxseed oil) which provides the cells with the essential omega-3 fats that enhance cellular oxygen uptake.
“HOT DOGS! GET YOUR HOT DOGS!”
Have you ever been to a major league baseball game and heard “hot dogs….get your hot dogs“? Growing up, hot dogs were one of my favorite foods. But before you eat another hot dog, you need to learn a little bit about what’s in them.
Sodium nitrate (NaNO3) and its close relative sodium nitrite (NaNO2) are preservatives that you find in lots of processed meats. Stuff like salami, hot dogs, pepperoni, bologna, ham, bacon (even turkey bacon), livestock feed (yet another reason to only eat grass-fed beef), and SPAM all normally contain sodium nitrate as one of the ingredients. It’s the ingredient that gives these meats that pretty “reddish-pink” color rather than their natural rotten grey. It makes meats appear “fresh” even if they’ve been on the shelves for months.
Almost all processed meats are made with sodium nitrite, despite the fact that it is a precursor to cancer causing chemicals called nitrosamines. An enormous amount of evidence indicates that nitrosamines are human carcinogens. For instance, tobacco-specific nitrosamines are one of the major groups of chemical carcinogens in tobacco products. Just remember, when you eat bologna or pepperoni or bacon, you are also eating sodium nitrite, which forms nitrosamines, which promotes the growth of cancer cells. Back in the 1970’s, the USDA attempted to ban sodium nitrite but failed due to lobbying efforts of meat processing industry.
Want some statistics? The University of Hawaii conducted a study on almost 200,000 people and lasted seven years. The results of the research indicated that people who consumed processed meats (such as hot dogs and sausage) had a 67% increased risk of pancreatic cancer over those who consumed little or no meat (www.naturalnews.com/007024.html). Now, I’m not saying that meat products are bad, as I have already discussed grass-fed beef. But almost all processed meats and meats from rBGH cowsthey’re terrible! One of the reasons is sodium nitrite. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
INTERVIEW ON “LIVING FUEL TV”
I recently did a 4 part interview with my good friend, KC Craichy, owner of Living Fuel and host of “Living Fuel TV.”
It was an extremely enlightening interview. I encourage you to visit this website and watch to the entire interview.
MEDICINAL HERB BOOK – COMING SOON!
Over the past several months, I have been working with Dr. Michael Farley, a native American physician, and we are very close to completing another book!
This book will focus on how to identify medicinal herbs and use them to prepare your own medicine. In light of the recent developments regarding our food supply and nutritional supplements, I believe that this book is going to be a MUST HAVE book for anyone who is concerned about the future of healthcare and medicine.
I will share more details about the book as they become available and will be offering it to my subscribers at a discounted rate prior to “official” publication. It should be available around the first of September.
OK, enough for this time. But stay tuned. My next monthly newsletter will have more great info.
And please remember that CANCER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A DEATH SENTENCE!
Thanks and God bless.
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