Better Testing Needed for Critical Vitamin





Many people go to their doctor these days and ask about B12 shots. Most providers react with shock and grudgingly order a Serum B12 test because you must never give this important vitamin to any one who does not need it.  Usually this is faulty logic because the only true way to measure active B12 in the body is with an intracellular B12 level.


Now comes a great article looking at the way we currently look at B12 in mainstream medicine.  I guess a water soluble vitamin is really dangerous to their thinking.  But don't back off because B12 can really protect your health and that of your brain as you age.  Remember too that in the 40s and 50s it was common to give B12 and natural thyroid to people as they aged.  Then we had little dementia, comparatively speaking.


By Amanda Gardner, HealthDay News

MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) — Too little vitamin B-12 may be associated with smaller brain size and more problems with thinking skills as people age, new research suggests.
And the number of people who suffer from B-12 deficienciesmay be greater than thought because current methods for measuring levels of the vitamin may not be accurate, said Christine C. Tangney, lead author of the study published in the Sept. 27 issue of Neurology. The study was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Aging.
The researchers assessed the study participants' vitamin levels not only from B-12 levels themselves, but from blood metabolites that are considered markers of B-12 activity (or lack of it) in the tissues.
But the findings aren't nearly enough to start recommending people take B-12 supplements to jumpstart their brains, cautioned Dr. Marc L. Gordon, chief of neurology of Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y. Gordon was not involved with the study.
"It's not clear exactly if you have a measurement like this whether it's causal or that lowering the marker will drive a change in the risk," he said.
And unless you're a strict vegan, most people do get enough B-12, which is critical for brain health, from their diet — mainly from animal-derived products, added Gordon, who is also anAlzheimer's researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y.
B-12 is critical for brain health but can become an issue as people get older because the body becomes less able to absorb it. Also, certain drugs can affect absorption. These include proton pump inhibitors, widely used to reduce stomach acid, and the hugely popular diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage).
The authors of the new study looked not only at B-12 levels but at five different blood markers for the vitamin that indicate "where B-12 is active in the tissues," said Tangney, who is associate professor in the department of clinical nutrition at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
These markers may actually be better indicators of how much B-12 is absorbed in the body than B-12 itself, she added.
In this study of 121 black and white seniors participating in the Chicago Health and Aging Project, volunteers had their blood drawn and tested for B-12 and related metabolites; they also took 17 tests to measure their memory and mental acuity (cognitive skills).
About 4.5 years later, the researchers measured the participants' brain volumes using MRI scans, and checked for other signs of brain damage. High levels of four of the five markers were linked with smaller brain volume and/or lower scores on cognitive tests, compared with people who had lower levels of the markers.
"This suggests that measuring B-12 levels in itself is not enough to tell if a person is deficient or not," Tangney said. "We need to be careful and think about other indicators."
If a person's B-12 levels are borderline normal, it might be reasonable to check other measures, said Gordon.
Tangney said the study results suggest that B-12 deficiencies contribute to brain atrophy (shrinkage), which in turn can contribute to cognitive problems. However, she also warned against making dietary changes or drawing too-firm conclusions from these findings, noting that they were based on data from only a small number of people.
Last Updated: 09/27/2011

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Jun 24, 2008
I am a proponent of B vitamins, and especially B12 for various health reasons. And I am a hold out for B12 shots even though in today's cookie cutter approach to health care it is almost taboo to even ask for B12 shots from your health ...

Sep 15, 2008
Dementia and Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is well recognized as a cause of cognitive decline and dementia.4 Dementia due to vitamin B12 deficiency responds to vitamin B12 therapy, unless it has progressed to the ...
Oct 19, 2010
With his open-minded MD he was able to switch to B12 shots and natural thyroid support, reduce his costs, and greatly improve his anemia, and his health. Working as I do from time to time with people who experience serious ...
Dec 11, 2008
Even B12 shots were a regular occurrence and no one needed a blood test to decide if you could get them. Of course now the blood test used - really to get a billable charge and avoid acting outside standards of care - is ...

The Chicago Plan

This just in from ANH, imagine, forced to take drugs to keep your job.  Not my idea of wellness.
If employed by Chicago, you’ll take whatever “preventive” medicine the city demands—or pay far more in insurance premiums! Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan, unveiled last week, city employees must enroll in a conventional medicine–structured “wellness program” to manage chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Employees who do not participate in the program will be required to pay an extra $50 per month in insurance premiums for each family member covered. The Chicago program includes “enhanced screening and wellness training to establish benchmarks and long-term goals, including weight loss, medication, exercise, and kicking the smoking habit.” A form of this plan appears in the healthcare reform act as well—which should be no surprise, as Rahm Emanuel was one of its chief architects. So imagine this picture. Conventional medical doctors tell you to take your blood pressure medication, whether you think it wise or not, whether you want to try natural alternatives or not. And if you don’t, you pay. Same for taking statins for high cholesterol, medications which many medical professionals agree are really dangerous to your health. Preventive medicine is a hotly debated topic, as it should be. But for Rahm Emmanuel, it’s one-size-fits-all. You had better have your blood sugar at a specified level, or you will be required to take highly dangerous diabetes drugs. At least they won’t fire you or put you in jail if you don’t comply—it will just cost you money. So far. This kind of incipient medical fascism is mainly a gift to Big Pharma, and we can be sure that Big Pharma is cheering Emmanuel on.

More Drugs Making You Sick

Fluoride based antibiotics are well known to cause problems in your gastrointestinal system.  More damage can come from fluoride based drugs like CIPRO and others that are based in fluoride compounds.
Consider this evidence - and why probiotics are critical if you are prescribed these drugs.
Antibiotic use tied to Crohn's, ulcerative colitis

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Ever Consider Herbal Help for IBS, Crohn's or Celiac Concerns? The root contains starch (37%), mucilage (11%), pectin (11%), flavonoids, phenolic acids, sucrose, and asparagine. I was reading two articles this morning ...
Nov 15, 2008
Fibre, antispasmodics and peppermint oil are used to treat IBS, but evidence of their effectiveness is unclear because of conflicting results from studies, the researchers said. They have also been overlooked because of ...
Apr 23, 2008
"Peppermint oil, which is extracted from the stem, leaves, and flowers of the plant, has become popular as a treatment for a variety of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), headache, and non-ulcer dyspepsia." ...
Jun 10, 2006
... for such conditions as Chrohn's dis-ease, or the new one that came out just after Novartis developed a drug for it (along with a very distasteful ad that is demeaning to women), IBS or 'irritable bowel syndrome'. ...

Thimerisol Dangers Identified


I urge you to read this and pass on to all of your friends -

A Review of ‘Scientific Information Regarding the Use of Thimerosal As a Preservative in Vaccines’
http://dr-king.com/docs/110915_PGKReviewOfUSSubmissionToUNEP_b.pdf


Diabetes and Wound Care

Maggots used in wound care dates back hundreds if not thousands of years.

Creepy-crawlies may help heal diabetes wounds

(Reuters Health) - Researchers from Hawaii have a suggestion for how to jump-start the healing of difficult diabetic wounds: let maggots do the work.
To allow such wounds to heal, doctors remove infected or dead tissue with scalpels or enzymes, a process they call debridement.
But these tools often fail, said Dr. Lawrence Eron from Kaiser Hospital and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
"These problem patients with diabetes really need better treatments in order to salvage their limbs," he told Reuters Health.
"Maggot debridement treatment is overwhelmingly effective," he added. "After just one treatment these wounds start looking better."
He and his colleagues presented their findings this week in Chicago at a scientific meeting, and they still haven't been vetted by independent researchers.
Eron's team treated 37 diabetics with maggots. The patients all suffered from a type of artery disease that causes poor circulation in the limbs, and they all had stubborn wounds -- some up to five years old.
The doctors put 50 to 100 maggots (of the species Lucilia sericata) on the wounds and left them there for two days, at which time they applied new ones. They repeated this five times on average.
"We cage the maggots in a mesh-like material. Nylon panty hose might be used. And then we seal them so they don't get out," Eron explained.
Twenty-one patients had successful outcomes, defined as eradication of infection, complete removal of dead tissue, formation of robust connective tissue in the wound and more than three-quarters closure of the wound.
The treatment failed in a handful of patients. One had excessive inflammation surrounding the wound, two bled too much, and three had problems with infected bones.
Five wounds were infected with the antibiotic-mocking "superbug" MRSA, but they healed successfully with the maggot therapy. Nine wounds were infected with another bacterium called MSSA, and six of those healed up. All 10 cases with infection due to group B streptococci were successfully treated, Eron said.
Asked how he persuades patients to undergo the creepy-crawly treatment, Eron said he carefully explains the procedure and then has them sign a consent form.
"A lot of patients might be somewhat wary of having live insects placed into their wounds so we explain how it works and what possible problems might occur," he said.
Maggots secrete substances into the wounds that liquefy dead tissue and then they ingest the material to further degrade it in their gut. The wounds are cleaned, and other substances contained in the maggot secretions allow the development of granulation tissue, a type of connective tissue that forms during wound healing.
"After this, we go on to do further treatment with hydrogels, grafts of cell culture tissue, or negative pressure dressings," said Eron. "But to get to this point where these techniques will work, you really need to clean up the wound, get rid of dead tissue, and get robust granulation tissue into the wound. And this is where the maggots help."

Honey is also a great healer for wounds in people with diabetes.  Essential oils help especially when there is great infection. http://www.leaflady.org/honey.htm

A Massage Technique - U.S. physician, Dr. J. B. Dawson, has discovered a simple massaging technique that can restore blood flow to skin ulcers and speed the healing process. Skin ulcerations develop in a circular pattern that resembles a three-layered bull's eye. At the center of the circle is a red, inflamed area where tissue destruction has taken place. Just around the outside of that red center, you'll usually find an area of pus formation. This area is surrounded by a rim of swollen tissue, which forms the outer boundary. To promote healing in the ulcer, Dr. Dawson gently and carefully massages the red center of the ulceration in a circular manner once a day. To block the pain of the massage, he uses a mixture of 2 percent lidocaine and an antibacterial ointment. This gentle method of massage increases circulation to the infected area. After a few days, Dr. Dawson begins to massage the area more firmly and gradually expands the massage to include the outer rim of the circle. Within a few days, if the pain caused by massaging the ulceration starts to subside, there is no longer any need to use the lidocaine and the ointment. When the infection begins to clear, you can substitute vegetable (olive oil) oil for the antibiotic ointment. As treatment continues, the increase in circulation slowly destroys the outer rim of the ulcer. The destruction of the border appears to be the key to healing diabetic lesions. Dr. Dawson reports that, with his technique, ulcers as large as 3 centimeters (a little over an inch) heal completely in one to two weeks. He has found that they heal even better if they are left exposed to the air with a thin covering of lubrication. If you can't find lidocaine, Solarcaine (the sunburn ointment containing lidocaine) should work just as well. Dr. Dawson mixes an over-the-counter antibacterial ointment with the lidocaine.          

from our main domain, http://www.leaflady.org/Diabetic_Health.htm

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Aug 29, 2006
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GOP Debate Spotlights Vaccination Safety, Choice

Contact: Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota / Nancy Hokkanen 952-831-3777

Lives ruined, “Gardasil Girls” abandoned by CDC, manufacturers & media

ST. PAUL, MN – Vaccine consumers were shortchanged yet again by media’s selective reporting of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s HPV vaccine comments from last week’s Tea Party debate. Whatever one’s opinion of Republican Presidential candidate Bachmann, the seriousness of vaccine injury was lost to many journalists’ indulgences in bias, jingoism and ignorance.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune found demagoguery irresistible, inaccurately titling its editorial “Bachmann’s foolish attack on vaccines.” The subhead, “Congresswoman’s fear-mongering put politics over health,” was unintentionally ironic, especially given the Strib’s consistent failure to investigate many readers’ vaccine injuries and legitimate product safety concerns.

In 2006 the HPV vaccine was recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. A few years later the U.S. Centers for Disease Control stated, “As of June 22, 2011… VAERS [the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] received a total of18,727 reports of adverse events following Gardasil® vaccination.” A total of 2,799 adverse events were classified as “Serious,” including encephalopathy (brain damage). 98 deaths have been reported.

In 2009 CBS News quoted Dr. Scott Ratner, whose wife is also a physician, saying one of their daughters became severely ill after a shot of Gardasil: “My daughter went from a varsity lacrosse player at Choate to a chronically ill, steroid-dependent patient with autoimmune myofasciitis.”

Girls injured by HPV vaccines have little recourse – medical treatments are few and vaccine injury research is minimal. Teenaged victims have taken their stories to Facebook and YouTube. Websites like www.TruthAboutGardasil.org list victims’ symptoms and photos. A documentary on HPV vaccine injury, “One More Girl,” is currently being filmed by ThinkExist Productions.

Glossed over in most media is possible influence peddling by Governor Rick Perry’s former chief of staff Mike Toomey, who went to work for Merck, the manufacturer of the Gardasil HPV vaccine. The legislative group Women In Government was courted by HPV vaccine manufacturers; a subsequent 2007 Minnesota HPV vaccine bill sponsored by WIG attendees was defeated.

The Washington Post did run “Perry’s Financial Ties to Merck Run Deep” on 9/14/11, but concluded with this tepid caveat: “[S]ome experts have said they are concerned that there is insufficient evidence about how long Gardasil’s protection will last, whether serious side effects will emerge and whether a reduction in infections will necessarily translate into fewer cancers.”

Despite these unanswered questions, a bill to allow 12-year-olds to get the HPV vaccine without parents’ consent is on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown. Yet few media outlets have reported on the myriad negative implications of this usurpation of parental health care rights.

Media’s repeated failure to investigate vaccine safety issues is perhaps best summarized this week in an insightful analysis by Alison Bass, a Brandeis and Mount Holyoke journalism professor, science writer, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and author of the book “Side Effects”:

“I wish the media would use this opportunity to explore the public health ramifications of allowing a drug manufacturer to aggressively target the wrong population for an expensive and possibly unnecessary vaccine.”


GOP Debate Spotlights Vaccination Safety, Choice

Gender-bent fish found downstream of pharmaceutical plants. — Environmental Health News

Gender-bent fish found downstream of pharmaceutical plants. — Environmental Health News

Second Guessing Schizophrenia

This is plausible for a couple of reasons I can think of, maybe more.
 
Often in mainstream psychiatry anti seizure medications are used to "treat" the DSM category.  One long term effect of seizure medication can be "seizures". Others can be associated with fluoride and aspartame sometimes used as ingredients in these products.
 
Newer SSRI and SNRI drugs have many deleterious side effects that impact brain function.
 
Brain allergy is oft overlooked as a causative factor but this is linked back to the beginnings of orthomolecular medicine in over 60 years ago.
 
I mentioned recently about my own exposure to cigarette smoke that is now recognized as a risk in mental health, just as is exposure to chemical smoke, wood smoke and forest fires. 
 
Brain allergy can often cause seizures.
 
Dr Hoffer relied on Vitamin C and Vitamin B3 (niacin) to help people recover from "schizophrenia".
 
Perhaps today a broader perspective should be taken my mainstream shrinks.
 
Schizophrenia and epilepsy have 'strong link'
People with schizophrenia are six times more likely to develop epilepsy, says a study which finds a strong relationship between the two diseases.
Writing in Epilepsia, researchers in Taiwan say this could be due to genetic, neurobiological or environmental factors.
The study followed around 16,000 patients with epilepsy and schizophrenia between 1999 and 2008.
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Jan 16, 2011
The researchers suggest low omega-3 may be linked to the information-processing problems found in people with afflictions of the nervous system including schizophrenia and bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, attention-deficit ...
 
Jun 12, 2009
ScienceDaily (2009-06-11) -- When mothers become infected with influenza during their pregnancy, it may increase the risk for schizophrenia in their offspring. Influenza is a very common virus and so there has been ...
 
Oct 06, 2009
Not far from Chicago is an excellent researcher who heads an organization that over the years has helped many children, adults and families with many forms of mental illness, including schizophrenia. ...

Foodtrainers: Is Weight Gain Inevitable With Age?

Foodtrainers: Is Weight Gain Inevitable With Age?: Clients often as me, and I guess they’re entitled, if I’ve ever been heavy. This question makes me uncomfortable and I’ll often mention the...

Our Healthy Eating Plate More Scientifically Sound Than Govt's MyPlate Say Harvard Scientists

Our Healthy Eating Plate More Scientifically Sound Than Govt's MyPlate Say Harvard Scientists

SANE Vax Responds to Bioethicist's Challenge to Republican Presidential Candidate, Michele Bachmann | PRLog

SANE Vax Responds to Bioethicist's Challenge to Republican Presidential Candidate, Michele Bachmann | PRLog

Nutrition and Environment Acknowledged as Cancer Cause by Major University

For decades, going back to the late 60s, I've been an advocate of the philosophy that cancer is an emotional and nutritional dis-ease.  As time progressed I have seen cancer become an industry and rely on a limited number of "standardized" treatment schemes.  Sadly these have done nothing for prevention or cure, and certainly there has been little change or any real new ideas or therapy in mainstream medicine.
Just this morning a colleague of mine, a man who was one of the early orthomolecular pioneers, sent out this from of all places, Johns Hopkins.
I am sure many will be interested because this is what we in natural health over decades have been saying.
Some years ago I leaned from a close friend that his daughter had cancer. Her doctor told her these things but also said not to tell who told her or he could get in trouble (Fred Hutch in Seattle - and Seattle was the place where the draconian WA DOH went after a great doctor who had been following this back in the 70s, saving thousands, he lost his license and and retired from practice.)
Our organization offers the Kelley Method which is nutritional and developed in the 1960s for liver and pancreatic cancer, now shown to have an 83% positive result.
NB: We do not suggest green tea as mentioned in this article as it is linked to pancreatic cancer. We also suggest you NEVER cook or heat in a microwave. We say skip the soy.
FINALLY!!! News from the medical world that makes sense!!!
Thanks Dr. Von!
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they havemultiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patientsthat there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.


3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person hasn utritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,
changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/dayand by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cellsin the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.


8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is eithercompromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumbto various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitutewould be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very smallamounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white incolor Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or  (Celtic)sea salt.


b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.
A meat-baseddiet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body intoan alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cookedfood including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide liveenzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down tocellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhancegrowth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (mostvegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some rawvegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed attemperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancerfighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, orfiltered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tapwater. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in theintestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.


13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymesto attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows thebody's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroycancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are knownto cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body'snormal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, orunneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warriorbe a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness putthe body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1.
No plastic containers in micro.

2.
No water bottles in freezer.

3.
No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life

Cancer from Natural Healing through Natural Health, http://www.leaflady.org/cancer.htm
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Jan 24, 2011
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Update on the Corn Sugar Fight

— The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the corn industry over its ongoing use of the term "corn sugar" to describe high fructose corn syrup, asking them to stop using the proposed new name before it has received regulatory approval, The Associated Press has learned.



Looks like the big fight over the high fructose corn syrup is still blazing -
SOURCE: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/sep/15/ap-exclusive-officials-slam-corn-syrup-rebranding/


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Splenda (sucralose) and Aspartame make you gain weight just like high fructose corn syrup. Somehow all of these fake foods being promoted as the "Best Life" partners leave a lot to be desired. But of course this is my opinion, ...
Jan 20, 2007
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Nov 07, 2007
Americans have begun to ask why the farm bill is subsidizing high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils at a time when rates of diabetes and obesity among children are soaring, or why the farm bill is underwriting factory farming ...
Aug 27, 2007
Atrazine, another very toxic chemical, is used in growing corn crops. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain ...

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What is being done to our children?


Guess those professors, CBS evening News and Anderson cooper haven't been doing a thorough search of the literature

The Pourcyrous Study: Peer Reviewed study PROVES vaccines cause brain injury   from Tim O’Shea DC
For years I've been saying in the vaccine seminar and in my textbook on vaccines that this is just scratching the surface of the enormous body of research into Problems with Vaccines. At my recent lecture in Oxford England an attendee gave me a new book she has written about Shaken Baby Syndrome. In Catherine England's book I learned about the landmark Pourcyrous study on brain inflammation following vaccines. (Journal of Pediatrics 2007, vol 151, p 167) In a sample of 239 premature infants (less than 35 weeks) tests were done using two parameters for brain inflammation: C -reactive protein and evaluation of cardiopulmonary function. It was a very thorough study, University of Tennessee, differentiating the effects from a single vaccine vs. multiple vaccines given to these premature newborns. C-reactive protein is a blood value test, high levels of which indicate inflammation. No wonder the results were kept out of media: they were startling.
Among premies getting a single vaccine shot: 70% had elevated CRP ( C-reactive protein)
Premies who got multiple vaccines: 85% had high CRP. Fully 16% had cardiopulmonary events within 48 hours, including apnea and bradycardia.
In a premie, these effects are potentially fatal, of course.
Brain hemorrhages occurred in 17% of those with single vaccines, and in 24% getting multiple vaccines.
As expected, the most dangerous vaccine was DPT. Multiple vaccines included Hepatitis B, polio, DPT, H. influenzae, and Prevnar. Several things here. The recklessness in giving vaccines to premies isn't even discussed. Oh, so it’s for the sake of ‘science,’ so it’s OK, right? Of course there are no risk/benefit studies whatsoever in this area, but it stands to reason if a normal newborn takes at least 2 years to develop even a rudimentary immune system, how much more ill-advised it is to subject a premie who has no immune system at all as well as no blood brain barrier to an array of vaccines which contain neurotoxins such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, ethylene glycol in addition to a host of manmade pathogens.
Knowing this alone, what kind of "scientist" would it take to even conduct a study like this in the first place on the fragile systems of premature infants? Sounds like something Dr. Mengele would come up with. 
One struggles for adjectives to describe this policy of vaccinating premies. But if these dangerous results are so high at this age, how much lower results could we expect just a few weeks later when they're at the usual age for getting multiple vaccines? What are we doing? What are scientists playing at?
How smart or how dumb do you have to be to realize how cavalier we're being with the most delicate medium in the universe: the infant's brain neurology? You can bet these geniuses aren't experimenting with their own children. 
Here's how the condescending conclusion of this searing study evaluates its own data on potentially lethal apnea and slowed heart beat: "In a minority of infants immunized, cardiorespiratory events were associated with presumed need for intervention". 
A minority? 17% is a pretty high minority especially if you're talking about the chances of your own infant dying from slowed heart rate and cessation of breathing! And for what?
The value of vaccines has never been clearly demonstrated, never proven in an independent controlled risk/benefit analysis. In other words, we don't know if they work or not. But we're positive they can kill babies. “Presumed need for intervention”? Like what? Drugs? Intensive care?
How about removing the root cause: just don’t vaccinate!
The next time your hear some mouthpiece recite the rote mantra about how there’s no proof vaccines cause brain injury, stop them in mid sentence with the Pourcyrous study - www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(07)00185-0/abstract  
As a parent, wouldn’t it be important to know that your child stands a 17% of a breathing crisis as the result of a vaccine? Or a 24% chance of brain hemorrhage with multiple vaccines, which multiples routinely begin at 2 months of age, with 7 vaccines on one day? I mean here’s the information from the best medical sources. Is the pediatrician going to tell the parents about these studies? Isn’t this level of danger worth knowing about?
What are we doing to our kids?