January 30, 2013
Red Palm Oil – The “Other” Perfect Fat
I Cure Cancer (the Documentary)
Piers Morgan Gets Sick Days After Receiving Flu Vaccine
Blackberries – A “Bonanza” of Nutrition
OOPS! Study Exposes Chemo as Fraud
DHS Buys 7,000 Full Auto Assault Rifles for “Personal Defense”
More Raw Milk Tyranny in the “Land of the Free”
Red Palm Oil – the “Other” Perfect Fat
by: Vicki Wood (CancerTruth guest contributor)
By now you’ve probably heard about the incredible benefits of virgin coconut oil, sometimes referred to as the perfect fat. Coconut oil is one of the tropical oils and recently has been rediscovered as quite the healthy fat. The great news is that it never goes “trans”, meaning it contains no harmful trans-fats even when heated to high temperatures. It contains the medium chain trigyceride lauric acid, an amazing substance with tremendous health benefits. The only other known source for it is human breast milk, and there’s no argument that human breast milk is healthy. You can call it the perfect milk, and coconut oil is now recognized as a practically perfect fat. But did you know there’s another tropical oil out there that competes for that distinction?
Yep, virgin red palm oil is another tropical oil that boasts a nice line-up of health benefits as well. Like coconut oil, virgin red palm oil doesn’t contain harmful “trans-fats”. While there is no lauric acid present, the stuff is loaded with something else our bodies crave–carotenoids, tocophenols and tocotrienols–which are the nutritional components that form the vitamins A and E. That is the reason for its vibrant coloring, a deep reddish-orange. Red palm oil is loaded with whole complex carotenoids that create Vitamin A. You’d have to eat yourself silly of carrots to get the vitamin A that is present in a tablespoon of raw, virgin red palm oil. Let’s delve into its history and origins a bit.
Red palm oil has been cultivated in Africa for centuries. Were it not for the American penchant for soybean oil (subsidized and GMO, I might add), palm oil would be the number one oil sold and consumed in the world. Sometimes it does us well to take a look at the rest of the world’s consumption habits, particularly when you ponder the state of obesity and disease that afflicts the good ole USA today. Red palm oil comes from the fruit of a tropical palm tree, elaeis guineensis, a native tree of Africa, not to be confused with coconut palm trees nor palm kernel oil, the latter which is derived from its seeds rather than the fruit. Red Palm oil has been consumed for both nutritional and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Traces of material consistent with palm oil were found within the Egyptian pyramids.
References to it were found in Portugeuse trade records from the 15th century from their travels to West Africa. Exports of red palm oil began to take off in the 18th century and continued to grow. Until around 1966, Africa led the world in palm oil production. The leading producer today is Southeast Asia. Many people feel strongly about sourcing palm oil from its native land where it originally grew wild, as well as supporting sustainable practices rather than factory farm production prevalent in countries such as Malaysia, sometimes referred to as the red palm oil capital of the modern world. Now for the best part Let’s talk about the amazing nutrients lurking within this amazing oil. The fruit contains the same alpha and beta-carotenes and lycopenes that are responsible for the rich coloration of carrots and tomatoes, but red palm fruit and the oil pressed from it win first prize for the richest complete Vitamin A and E source.
It contains about 15 times more precursors (carotenes) for Vitamin A than carrots and about 300 times more than tomatoes. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant and you need look no further than a tablespoon a day from the little red jar to get more than enough. Why not just buy a bottle of Vitamin E and A pills at the supermarket, you ask? Vitamin E is comprised of substances called tocopherols and tocotreniols. Typically most of the Vitamin E supplements only contain tocopherols, making it incomplete. In addition, they are generally a synthetic copy (which are always less bioavailable than the real thing) and often made from soybean oil. Need a little estrogen with your GMO? I didn’t think so. Additionally, Vitamin A that is sourced from animals such as cod liver oil can reach toxic levels. This is not the case with Vitamin A derived from red palm fruit or other plants.
If that isn’t enough, red palm oil also contains several other carotenes as well as vitamin K benefits, CoQ10, phytosterois, flavonoids, pheolic acids, and glycolipids. Worried about the fat? The fat content is about 50% saturated and 50% monounsaturated. And like its tropical cousin coconut oil, it actually boosts metabolism! It’s rich with oleic acid, very similar to olive oil. Remember, our bodies need dietary fats to carry or unlock many vitamins and nutrients. The oil can be used to make salad dressings, mayonnaise and as a cooking oil. In fact, on the whole red palm oil can sub for olive oil in most recipes. Unlike olive oil, however, red palm oil has a very high smoke point of 425 degrees, making it safe to heat and even suitable for frying.
Heat will deplete some vitamins, but studies have shown that it maintains a great deal of its phytonutrients even after being subjected to a single session of high temperature. It will be sporting its characteristic orangey-red hue, but just let that color remind you of all those life-giving nutrients. Add a tablespoon to your vegetable or “superfood” drink and you’ll conserve some of those expensive organic carrots you’ve been shoving into the juicer! Its uses don’t stop at cooking or eating, believe it or not. It can also be used in cosmetics and as a healing moisturizer for the skin. (Remember all that Vitamin E?) Other uses include homemade soap as it is believed to be anti-microbial. Traditionally, African natives used it as both an oral and topical medicine for many various ailments. Where can you get it? There are many different suppliers out there online as well as various health food shops.
Keep in mind that it needs to be organic, raw and virgin (unrefined) and is best cultivated through cold extraction in order to retain its buffet of quality nutrients. Check into where and how it’s produced to be sure that it’s derived utilizing sustainable practices and fair trade. As mentioned earlier, be careful not to confuse it with palm oil from coconut palm trees and palm kernel oil derived from red palm fruit seeds. Consider adding a companion to that coconut oil in your pantry–a jar of the “little red fat that could”–and does!
I Cure Cancer (the Documentary)
Ian Jacklin is documentary filmmaker, concert promoter, actor and kickboxing champion. He has been featured in a mini-documentary called “The Jackal.” Most importantly, Ian is in the process of completing a new documentary, entitled “icurecancer – part 2.” Below is the trailer.
This is a documentary chronicling the life-and-death struggles of people with cancer, detailing their triumphs and struggles as they navigate alternative treatments. It explains how the medical monopoly has intentionally prevented these cures from reaching the market or becoming widespread knowledge. This film also deals with the overreaching arm of the government attempting to usurp parental rights and forcibly medicate children without parental consent. Each year, over 500,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. Millions more have other deadly or chronic illnesses. Our hospitals should be healing centers that incorporate the best medical practices mankind has ever devised, blending ancient techniques proven over centuries, with the most recent technological advances of allopathic medicine. However, they have not stayed true to their mission statements of serving the sick without giving way to greed. This documentary is crammed with vital information everyone must know about when it comes to life and death decisions regarding cancer healing! Ian really needs your support. I urge you to donate to his vital work. For a $30 donation, Ian is offering a DVD of icurecancer – part 1. For a $100 donation, he’s offering the DVD of part 1 plus a signed DVD of part 2 when it’s released. Please visit ICURECANCER.COM to learn more.
Piers Morgan Gets Sick Days After Receiving Flu Vaccine
by: Adan Salazar
CNN host Piers Morgan is likely wanting another chat with daytime talk-show host Dr. Oz. for an explanation on why he got sick just days after having a flu vaccination administered on live television. According to his recent interview with country music star and actor Dwight Yoakam, the host is admittedly feeling under-the-weather and has a sore throat. Morgan asks, “You’re a singer; you must have had sore throats over the years. As you can tell, things are deteriorating. Is there any advice you can give me?”
Yoakam tells Morgan, “Don’t ever take a flu shot again,” referring to Morgan’s recent public stunt in which he and Dr. Oz attempted to dispel the “myth” surrounding vaccines that one can acquire the flu post-vaccination; however, Morgan’s “deteriorating” condition does anything but support the TV doctor’s claims. Morgan told Yoakam, “We’re both doing the math, so I mean, we both saw him put that thing in my arm and within 10 days I’m struck down.” Yoakam replied that he was skeptical about their efficacy and that he himself had never been vaccinated: “I’m not a medical advisorI don’t believe in them.” Days ago, the folks at CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight thought it’d make for an entertaining segment to have Dr. Oz shoot Morgan up with the flu vaccine on live TV.
In the segment, Morgan rolls up his sleeve for his “first ever flu shot” as he nervously asks Dr. Oz about the “myths” surrounding the vaccine. “So the myth about these, and I’m told it’s a myth, is that you can actually get flu or flu-like symptoms simply by having the shot. Is that true?” As if reading straight from the CDC’s own seasonal flu vaccine fact guide, Oz brazenly replies, “You cannot get the flu from the flu shot because the material is actually dead flu virus. So it cannot cause a problem for you. It’s based on whatever virus was present in Southeast Asia a few days ago.” “So that is a myth?” Morgan asks. “That’s a myth,” Oz reassures.
After he injects Morgan with the dead flu strain, Oz. turns to the crowd and takes a bow as if he’s just performed some tremendous feat. Morgan’s very public onset of illness following his inoculation doesn’t do much to help the image of the vaccine industry who many have argued may be doing more harm than good. Past news items don’t seem too reassuring either. For instance, a few days ago, Reuters gave an account from one of nearly 800 children in Europe that had developed narcolepsy as a result of being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine produced by the British drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.
Emmanuel Mignot, a specialist in the sleep disorder at Stanford University in the U.S., stated that there was no doubt in his mind “that Pandemrix increased the occurrence of narcolepsy onset in children in some countries – and probably in most countries.” In October 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal, “Switzerland’s health regulator imposed an immediate ban on Novartis AG’s flu vaccines after possibly contaminated flu shots were found in batches in Italy” This past September, a study led by Vancouver’s Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an influenza expert at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, found that people who received a flu shot before the outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic were more likely to get infected with the swine flu virus than those who didn’t take it.
Also, in July 2010, a report from Australia’s The Age found that influenza vaccines sent 100 infants into life-threatening convulsions, after which Australian health authorities were forced to reiterate a ban “on the use of Fluvax for children under five as a result of the convulsions which occurred at nine times the expected rate.” The CDC also lists seizures in children as a “moderate” side effect of injecting the Influenza vaccine, while listing adverse reactions like fevers, headaches, and hoarseness as “mild.” The list goes on to say, “Life-threatening allergic reactions from vaccines are very rare. If they do occur, it is usually within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot.”
Blackberries – a “Bonanza” of Nutrition
Here in the Pacific Northwest, blackberries are a notable part of summer. Blackberries are grown all over the world and they have been known in the past by many names, including brambleberries, lawers, and brumblekites! Blackberries can be eaten fresh, frozen and canned and are popularly made into jams, juices, desserts, and even wine. High in vitamins, minerals and fiber, blackberries are extremely nutritious and rich in polyphenols and anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins (which give blackberries their dark color) are an antioxidant shown to reduce inflammation. As an antioxidant, they destroy free radicals in the body that harm cells and lead to cancer. Research has also shown that the ellagic acid in blackberries has cancer fighting properties. Studies have also shown that ellagic acid may also repair skin damaged by the sun. Studies of cyanidin-3-glucoside (a compound found in blackberries) indicate that it prevents skin cancer by inhibiting tumors from growing and spreading.