I have highlighted, and pasted some of the most important points below...
Jeffrey Smith and other experts will offer answers to these questions:
Is there a link between the spread of GMOs and the recent dramatic increase in food allergies?
Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions in people; to sickness, sterility and fatalities in livestock; and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. Should you be alarmed?
More than 70% of the foods you eat in restaurants and buy at supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients. How can you protect yourself and your family?
Why is Monsanto spending millions trying to stop GMOs from being labelled, even though 90% of the American public supports labeling? Why is the California ballot initiative one of the most important fronts in the GMO struggle? And how canyou get involved?
From April 28-May 6, there will be three interviews broadcast daily.You’ll get cutting edge disease-beating, health-activating, age-reversing information.
These tools can help you and your family to thrive and to make a difference in the world.
Bestselling author John Robbins is personally interviewing over 21 people who are leaders in movements for healthy, sustainable, humane and delicious food.
I’m inviting you to join me in the first-ever FREE Food Revolution Summit
Since I have been involved with the Radiation and Public Health Project and worked personally with Dr. Ernest Sternglass, Dr. Jerry Brown and tireless Mr. Joe Mangano, I have come to understand the true dangers of ingested, low level radiation. It is not the same as sitting in the sun, or receiving an xray. Ingestion of radioactive elements is INTERNAL RADIATION CONTAMINATION. So far, I have not heard any of the "experts" discuss this fact. Either they do not know or understand it, or they are diverting attention away from it. Go to my "Radiation Poisoning" tab and read more, educate yourself... CLICK HERE .
1/1/2011 Happy New Year and a Happy New You! Create a new you this year by controlling what influences your genetic expression! As we have known for some time now, nutrients modify gene expression. Beyond that we have learned that what we think, eat, react to and are exposed to can alter how genes are expressed as well. Here is an excellent article by Mark Hyman, MD in the Huffington Post (1/1/2011).
11/19/10 GREAT article from smartmoney.com about "10 Things Snack Food Companies Won't Say." This article addresses unsanitary conditions; unintentional additives including rodents and intentional additives including insects (!); the lack of an expiration date on junk food and additives allowed in this country that are banned in others.
10/7/10 "The" Pink Ribbon and awareness about breast cancer seems to be ubiquitous these days. Awareness is so very important but I feel there is a missing link... there is a lack of FOCUS on the CAUSES of breast cancer. U.S. News and World Report pointed out this missing link in an article today, bringing awareness to the fact that the CAUSES must be addressed, not just the incidence.
Breast Cancer awareness campaigns should at least focus on "known carcinogens" or as the US government states in the 11th Report of Carcinogens "Known to be Human Carcinogens" and "Reasonably Anticipated to be Human Carcinogens." Give us guidelines on how to reduce our exposure to these carcinogens. They could so easily use some of the $green going to Pink for public education campaigns.
The list of carcinogens is out there but definitely not spoken of enough! I revisited a very interesting interview with a former manager of government affairs for a pesticide company and I urge you to read PBS Frontline's interview with Dawn Forsythe. Quite eye opening and this is from 1996 when she left the company! Of course Radiation.org is an excellent source of information regarding ionizing radiation as a cause of cancer in children and adults. So, bottom line is, I need to know that research is being done and efforts being made to remove the known carcinogens from our food, air and water before I can commit more green to pink!
The thing to wake up to here is that INCREASED CHOLESTEROL and TRIGLYCERIDES also can be a SIGN OF TOXIC EXPOSURE and should be followed up as such. Simply interfering dangerously with the body's production of cholesterol may not be the appropriate approach in the case of toxic exposure!
7/28/2010 Hi! I've been away for awhile but am still tracking the various assaults on our health and wellbeing .... from the Gulf Coast BP Oil Spill on April 20, 2010 to the continuing adulteration of our food supply. Ironically I attended a protest against offshore oil drilling on the beaches of Naples, Florida in March 2010. One month later... the worst environmental disaster ever admitted to!
HOWEVER, to lighten up a bit, I came across this article about a very successful study helping people lose weight and keep it off. It was funded by the NIH... CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY. UNFORTUNATELY they took the free website down when the study was over. I wrote to the authors of the study asking why the NIH wouldn't make the website available to the general public, especially considering we funded it! Oh well, I guess they are not really serious about the program "Healthy People 2000" that had to be renamed "Healthy People 2010" and will soon be renamed "Healthy People Never!"
ONE MORE THING!
Another study documents loss of plankton in the ocean.. very sad to observe over time... I hope the 1973 movie Soylent Green wasn't on to something! CLICK HERE for article on news.discovery.com July 28th, 2010.
WOW here is a twist! The "American Cancer Society" is criticizing a government panel's recommendation to limit exposure to known or suspected carcinogens, including plastics components, pesticides, vehicle exhaust and many of the 80,000 industrial chemicals that we are exposed to DAILY. CLICK HERE for the full report.
Why would the American Cancer Society be obstructive in urging people to reduce their risk of cancer?
Why doesn't the ACS recommend avoiding pesticides when they recommend "5" servings (the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM) of fruits and vegetables per day? And why don't they stress the importance of WHOLE fruits and vegetables that are allowed to ripen on the vine, to maximize antioxidant and phytonutrient content?
Why do the criticize "tobacco" but forget to mention that it is the 500+ chemicals added to cigarettes that are really the threat to health versus the simple tobacco plant?
I have no idea why they are falling short...... But I would love to find out!
CLICK HERE for Denise Grady's complete story in the New York Times.
A dire government report on cancer risks from chemicals and other hazards in the environment has drawn criticism from the American Cancer Society, which says government experts are overstating their case.
The government’s 240-page report, published online Thursday by the President’s Cancer Panel, says the proportion of cancer cases caused by environmental exposures has been “grossly underestimated.” It warns of “grievous harm” from chemicals and other hazards, and cites “a growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer.”
Children are especially vulnerable, the panel says. It urges the government to strengthen research and regulation, and advises individuals on ways to limit exposure to potential threats like pesticides, industrial chemicals, medical X-rays, vehicle exhaust, plastic food containers and too much sun.
A cover letter urges President Obama “most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.”
Nearly 80,000 chemicals are in use in the United States, and yet only a few hundred have been tested for safety, the report notes. It criticizes the nation’s regulatory approach, calling it reactionary rather than precautionary, which means that the government waits for proof of harm before taking action, instead of taking preventive steps when there is uncertainty about a chemical. Regulation is ineffective, the panel says, in part because of inadequate staffing and financing, overly complex rules, weak laws, uneven enforcement and undue industry influence...
We've talked about "endocrine disruptors" before. These are mostly man made chemicals released into our environment that have devastating effects on our bodies, even at low doses. They often mimic hormones and disrupt development and function of the nervous system/brain, immune and reproductive systems. Phthalates are linked to ADD and ADHD, BPA is linked to reproductive development disruption, etc. etc. Marla Cone writes about phthalates and ADD/ADHD in Environmental Health News 1/29/2010. Theo Colburn has developed a database tracking how these chemical affect the developing fetus. CHECK OUT criticalwindows.com.
Medical Radiation dosing and flaws found to be lethal... I always was nervous working in the radiation oncology clinic!
Avoid These 7 Foods and You're Off To A Healthier New Year Posted by: Dr. Mercola
December 29 2009 | 122,337views
1. Canned Tomatoes
The expert: Fredrick vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A
The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Acidity -- a prominent characteristic of tomatoes -- causes BPA to leach into your food.
2. Corn-Fed Beef
The expert: Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms and author of books on sustainable farming
Cattle were designed to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans, which fatten up the animals faster for slaughter. A recent comprehensive study found that compared with corn-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
3. Microwave Popcorn
The expert: Olga Naidenko, PhD, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group
Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize -- and migrate into your popcorn.
4. Nonorganic Potatoes
The expert: Jeffrey Moyer, chair of the National Organic Standards Board
Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. In the case of potatoes they're treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they're dug up, the potatoes are treated yet again to prevent them from sprouting.
5. Farmed Salmon
The expert: David Carpenter, MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany
Nature didn't intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT.
6. Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones
The expert: Rick North, project director of the Campaign for Safe Food at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Milk producers treat their dairy cattle with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST, as it is also known) to boost milk production. But rBGH also increases udder infections and even pus in the milk. It also leads to higher levels of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor in milk. In people, high levels of IGF-1 may contribute to breast, prostate, and colon cancers.
7. Conventional Apples
The expert: Mark Kastel, codirector of the Cornucopia Institute
If fall fruits held a "most doused in pesticides contest," apples would win. And increasing numbers of studies are starting to link a higher body burden of pesticides with Parkinson's disease. Sources:Yahoo Shine November 24, 2009
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