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How Safe Are Our Food and Water? Factory Farms and Fluoride

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06/04/2015

                3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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Commentary

fluoride HitlerAmericans are becoming more savvy about what’s happening with their food and water. Once a fringe movement, recently calls to remove fluoridation have gone mainstream as more people become aware that fluoride is actually a deadly poison and that it has NO health benefits. Even the American Dental Association has admitted that it weakens the enamel on teeth. Yet dentists still push fluoride rinses for teeth, because there is a fear of going against medical standards and norms, with those who do so often being ostracized and losing their licenses.

For the most part, our health is in the hands of a Babylonian system that cares more about its own profits than it does our welfare. That’s not to say that everyone participating in the system is unconcerned or profit-oriented. Below you’ll find stories containing references to doctors standing up against conventional standards and trying to warn people. You’ll also find information on how to make good choices to protect yourself from a medical system that is being pushed to the brink by the new Affordable Care Act, as doctors have more demands on them and even less time for patients or for thinking about the diagnoses and treatments they’re providing.

As noted here, Hitler put fluoride into the water at concentration camps to weaken immunity, encourage sterility and make inmates more docile. Given that knowledge, why would a “benevolent” government be doing that in communities all across America? But fluoride is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we’re eating and drinking, and government’s role in that. There is a scandal within America’s poultry industry, and the role that not only large corporations but also federal and state governments have in making sure that the situation will continue unabated is breaking news.

It’s scandalous because contract farming keeps producers at the poverty level and punishes whistleblowers who speak out about not just the servitude they’re bound to, but also about the abuse of the birds and animals under the system. You’ll learn how large producers require birds be kept in barns with less than 1 square foot of space each so they can’t walk around, that they sit on mounds of feces since they’re packed so tightly there’s no way to clean them up, that they be denied fresh air and light (and yes, all of this is in the company contracts). The birds are sickly with raw open sores and no feathers on their undersides, and high mortality. And as a result, they’re not healthy and our poultry is contaminated with bacteria at record levels. Yet companies still label them as “humanely-raised” because consumers don’t want to buy poultry from tortured and diseased birds. Yet government standards permit this false advertising.

All of this is about profit, about hoodwinking the American public and punishing anyone who tries to speak out or ask that fair rules be enforced. A few brave souls have begun to do so, and there have been stories in major national publications such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc. But they’ve paid a high price for their courage. Supposedly there are rules in place to protect farmers, but as the John Oliver documentary shows, each year the Ag Committee in the House has attached an amendment to its funding bill prohibiting those rules from being enforced. And in North Carolina, just this week lawmakers have passed a bill that protects the factory system by punishing whistleblowers, not just on farms but in hospitals and nursing homes as well.

We’ve been saying it repeatedly: take charge of your own health. Don’t rely on anyone else, not even a medical professional. You need to learn as much as you can and find a doctor who will work with you, who knows about nutrition, and who will spend time answering your questions. Be proactive about your food and water – demand that fluoride be removed from your community, learn about factory farming and what Congress or state agencies are doing, then make phone calls and write letters to demand better. Purchase foods that are locally grown and organically raised whenever possible. The groceries are full of convenience foods, but how convenient is it when you’re sick and weak from the chemicals that make up most of them? It may take more time and it may cost a bit more, but what is your health worth? Aside from that, do you want to bear part of the responsibility for keeping farmers in poverty and for abused animals?

Numbers 35:3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs [surrounding pastures] of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

Nehemiah 9:36-37  Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it: And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

Drinking Water

fluoridation deathFluoride Dangers: What You Need to Know  

“Here’s a shocking fact: The average tube of toothpaste has enough fluoride to kill a child. Yet fluoride is enthusiastically hailed in ads as a dental savior. More than half of the country’s community water supplies have added fluoride. But now, many experts are calling for a change,

“Fluoride poisons hundreds of enzymes in the body,” says Dr. Brownstein, author of the newsletter Natural Way to Health and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. “Fluoridation of the water supply is associated with an increase of certain cancers and causes thyroid problems.” While critics of fluoride were once considered a fringe group, they are now finding themselves gaining a voice in mainstream medical circles.

A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that long-term high intake of fluoride can increase the risk of brittle bones, fractures, and bone abnormalities. Other studies have suggested that
Excessive levels of fluoride may be linked to neurotoxicity, hormone problems, and cancer.

Your local water utility can tell you whether your water supply has added fluoride. If it does, consider a home filtration system that removes it. Not all filtration systems eliminate fluoride. One that does is reverse osmosis filtration.”

fluoride waterIs Your Drinking Water Damaging Your Health?  Because the human body is 60% water, we need to drink enough daily to remain hydrated – eight 8 oz glasses are recommended. But there can be problems with our water, depending on the source of it, whether tap, bottled or well. This article discusses 3 specific problems that can have serious health consequences such as heart disease or cancer.

• Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium supports more than 300 metabolic processes, including regulating blood pressure and heart rhythm and the proper absorption of calcium. Health experts say as many as 80 percent of us fail to reach the RDA of 360 milligrams daily for women and 420 milligrams for men. Older adults are especially vulnerable. Bottled drinking water is making the situation even worse, since many people have swapped tap water, which is a significant source of magnesium, for bottled water, which contains far less. Typical symptoms of magnesium deficiency include insomnia, anxiety, pain, muscle cramps and weakness, restless leg syndrome, abnormal heart rhythms, and fatigue.

• Arsenic. Arsenic is a deadly poison, and a study at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that even trace amounts that naturally occur in well water double the risk of developing and dying from heart disease, stroke, and atherosclerosis. The [EPA’s] limit on arsenic in drinking water is 10 parts per billion, but the standards only apply to municipal water utilities. Arsenic levels are much higher — sometimes as much as 100 times higher — in well water in some areas of the country…Numerous studies have found links between arsenic and poor health…[including] diabetes.

• Fluoride. “Fluoride is a very powerful cardiac poison,” says Dr. Russell Blaylock…The U.S. regulatory agencies admitted that 3 parts per million of fluoride in water produces severe fluorosis of the teeth and bones, is neurotoxic, is a cell toxin, and produces organ damage. “Dentists that I know say they can always tell when a patient has been drinking fluoridated water because the enamel of their teeth is soft… Fluoride destroys the teeth….”

“Fluoride can also injure the nervous system and even cause cancer…Degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s are possibly linked to drinking fluoridated water. Cancer, behavioral problems, thyroid suppression, male infertility and impotence are also some examples of what may happen to the body when too much fluoride is present. “Once in the body, fluoride is very difficult to remove, but some nutrients, including vitamin C and magnesium, can decrease its toxicity,” says Dr. Blaylock.”

Fluorosis is becoming common in both adults and children

Fluorosis (enamel loss) is becoming common in both adults and children due to fluoride

US Government Admits Americans Have Been Overdosed on Fluoride

“The US government has finally admitted they’ve overdosed Americans on fluoride and, for first time since 1962, are lowering its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water.

About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis, a condition referring to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel—from chalky-looking lines and splotches to dark staining and pitting—caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming. In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms.

It’s quite clear that when you add fluoride to drinking water, you cannot control the dose that people are getting, and fluoride is in fact not only a non-essential mineral but a toxic drug. This alone is one of the reasons why fluoride shouldn’t be added to drinking water at any level. Yet water utilities administer this drug without a prescription, at the behest of the government, without any idea of who will get what dose and for how long, and without monitoring for side effects.

Moreover, fluoride isn’t even approved by the FDA for the prevention of cavities. Considering the fact that people also get fluoride from toothpaste, dental rinses, processed foods, and beverages, the chances of overexposure are still present, even at this lowered level.”

Fluoride in Water Could Be Lowering Our IQs: Study

“Although the granite mountains of Maine may be spectacular, they may be hiding a secret that’s affecting the IQs of residents: Fluoride leaches from the granite and drains into the private wells that provide drinking water for many of Maine’s communities, leaving many with dangerously high levels, says an article in the Scientific American.

Although small amounts of fluoride are added to public water supplies in many municipal water supplies in the United States to reduce tooth decay, too much fluoride can discolor teeth, weaken bones, and affect the brain — a 2012 review of 12 studies found that high fluoride reduced children’s IQs by an average of 7 points.”

 GMO and Contaminated Food

A typical chicken barn with "humanely raised" "cage-free" birds

A typical corporate chicken barn with “humanely raised” “cage-free” birds

The not-so-humane way ‘humanely raised’ chickens are being raised  

After farmer Craig Watts went public about the abuses in the factory farm system, over 130,000 people signed a petition to the USDA calling for reforms in the chicken industry and demanding that the USDA prohibit false labeling of poultry. Consumers are being misled about the conditions birds are kept under, and the health and safety of the birds being raised for public consumption. A recent John Oliver program on HBO featured an expose on the factory farm system for chickens. Although normally Oliver is a comedian and it’s HBO so he can be a bit crass, still it’s something EVERYONE should see. He documents how the companies bind poultry producers to outrageous contracts that keep them in poverty, and force them to keep the birds in extreme conditions (such as no fresh air or light, living on caked beds of feces, etc.) to maximize their own profits, without regard to either the welfare of the birds or the health of consumers.

“Craig Watts is a North Carolina chicken farmer who raises more than 700,000 broiler chickens each year for Perdue farms, one of the largest poultry manufacturers in the country. Watts says he has been raising chickens for Perdue for more than 20 years, tending to the chicks delivered to him by the company and following Perdue’s guidelines for how to raise the birds. Perdue labels all of its chickens as “humanely raised.” For a long time, Watts went along with things as they were. But then he allowed the group, Compassion for World Farming, to spend months at his farm with cameras documenting the conditions.

The physical toll the chickens endure as a result of their genetic make-up only appears to be exacerbated by the physical reality of circumstances in which they’re being raised. The birds are confined to a space smaller than a square foot, and frequently spend their entire lives atop mounds of feces. The result is that many birds—more than 1,000 per 30,000 bird flock—die within the first six weeks.

Perdue sells its chicken with a label that says both “humanely raised” and “raised cage free.” The former claim seems debatable, especially considering how nearly one million of its birds are being raised each year…And the latter is arguably misleading, because it applies to virtually all chicken meat sold in the United States. The problem is that these claims, however misleading they might be, are actually pretty effective sales pitches. A recent survey showed that the vast majority of consumers prefer cage-free “humanely raised” labels, according to Kristof.

“I can’t speak for a chicken—all I can say is what I observe,” Watts tells Garces. “And no, they’re not happy. And they’re definitely not healthy.”

Craig Watts: Keep food system transparent  This is a national scandal, not just because animal welfare matters (since most Americans do not want to purchase meat from animals which have been tortured) but because it puts the health of consumers at risk when those same birds and animals are kept in unsanitary conditions, are sick, and are bred for deformity. This new law will legally sanction punishment of whistleblowers like Craig Watts not just on factory farms but in hospitals and nursing homes that care for veterans and the elderly. Pushed by lobbyists for large corporations, North Carolina’s governor vetoed the bill but it was passed by an override vote.

“I opened my doors to cameras because I saw misleading advertising about the realities of the way chickens were being raised. I shared video and photos of those realities to American public because I thought it deserved to know the truth. As I expected, once the people saw the truth, they were outraged.

In response, instead of taking these concerns and American outrage seriously, those calling the shots in North Carolina’s meat industry are trying to make sure the public never sees inside another factory farm in North Carolina. Senate Bill 433 and House Bill 405 are deceptive “ag-gag” measures aimed at stopping investigations into North Carolina farms. Lobbying groups such as the Pork Council and Poultry Federation are pushing legislators hard to pass these bills. Our elected officials shouldn’t be serving the interest of a few powerful companies and trade groups, they should be serving the American public, who, when polled, squarely oppose these types of bills.

Even if animal welfare isn’t a top concern for us when buying meat, food safety should be. Meat, eggs and dairy from animals from intensive conditions, where the farmer has no ability to even speak up when they see something is wrong, just isn’t right and as un-American as it gets.”

Compassion in World Farming  This is a great site to get information about the raising of poultry, cows, pigs, etc. You’ll learn more about the contract system that large companies keep most American farmers bound to today, and how it is hurting animals, farmers and consumers. The “family farm” of past generations is virtually gone, even when the farms are small and family-owned so that they appear traditional. For instance, whislteblower Craig Watts’ farm has been in his family since the 18th century, but that history is one reason why he finally spoke out against the practices that corporate contracts demand for the sake of their profits.

This is typically what the underside of chickens look like - ammonia burns and raw skin

This is typically what the underside of chickens look like – ammonia burns and raw skin

“Farmageddon: Throwing the Book at Factory Farming”  There is a video on this page showing the reality of what’s happening to animals and birds on factory farms, and relating it not just to the damage to the environment, but also to the plight of the farmers caught up in it, and the consumers who are having health issues because of it.

“For decades, our farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as our food industry has gone global. Every year, we farm nearly 70 billion animals for meat, milk and eggs. By the time you finish reading this sentence, around 4,000 farm animals will have been slaughtered.

We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. Most farm animals are now raised in factory farms – intensive systems that produce vast quantities of seemingly cheap meat, milk and eggs. But this industry endangers everything we hold dear: our health; our livelihoods; our countryside; the welfare of animals. Find out more about the dangers of factory farming.”

food crisisIG Farben – the Monsanto of World War II  

“[B]io-agriculture on planet Earth is deteriorating nutrition and health in general. People are eating pesticide and insecticide and looking to MDs to fix their self-inflicted health detriment, all while they keep eating weed killer and bug killer food. We are living in a time of smart phones, smart drones and smart meters, but we eat processed, dead and deadly food. We are living in a time of jet planes, cross-world video chats, and flat screen liquid televisions, but we are suffering by the millions from preventable disease, like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Adolf Hitler had his Gestapo and his “Biotechnology” Big Pharma monopoly called IG Farben, which was short for Interessengemeinschaft Farben. When Hitler took over a new country, he would replace their “drug stores” with his own, and this helped him weaken the enemy.

The food choices we make and the “medicine” we choose to take or NOT TAKE can be all the difference in our health, wealth, personal power and control of everything we experience. Even our job and our home can be realms of personal power if we don’t consume chemicals. But Monsanto, the conglomerate corporation that creates a majority of pesticide-based food, along with Dow Chemical, DuPont, Bayer and Syngenta — are feeding the masses sick food so they can make more trillions of dollars off sick care. It’s the way of the Western world, unless you choose to make a DIFFERENT choice with every dollar you spend. There are only two types of people in the world: those who want to control you and those who want to empower you. Even corporations can be viewed in that same light. Their products can be part of manipulating you and taking your money, or they can be part of your healthy, happy and progressive lifestyle.

Monsanto manipulates the seeds of Mother Nature’s vegetables and fruits to contain weed killer and bug killer. This is like inhaling deadly gas — a little at a time. Did you know that chemotherapy was invented by the Nazi scientists who made the gas that killed millions of Jews? It’s a twisted way to address cell mutation disease — with something that mutates your cells! Western medicine is evil in some ways. Most MDs have no idea that the pharmaceuticals they recommend and prescribe make things worse for humanity in the long run. Now it’s all in the water supply — pesticide, herbicide, medications, chemo and fluoride. And CAFOs, confined animal feeding operations, are just like the Nazi concentration camps. Have you seen them? Some animals are tortured, suffering sickness and disease, miserable and dying all around each other. Biotech is feeding the animals cancer food (genetically modified soy, corn and alfalfa).”

Babylonian Health System

Be sure to ask the right questions of your doctor

Be sure to ask your doctor the right questions

Doctor Errors Kill 500,000 Americans a Year  This helpful article doesn’t just give you the bad news about a health system that is rapidly getting worse. It also gives some good, practical suggestions for things you can do to protect yourself. The most important thing is to ask questions of your doctor such as how confident are they in your diagnosis, where can you learn more about your condition, etc. There are 8 specific questions listed that it would be good to keep somewhere so you have them handy next time you go to the doctor.

“Here’s a shocking statistic: Doctors screw up 15 percent of the time. “Let’s put this in perspective. The death toll from healthcare screw-ups adds up to at least 500,000 Americans annually. That is the equivalent of three jumbo jets crashing every day of the year and killing everyone aboard,” says renowned pharmacy professor and medical author Joe Graedon.

Joe and his wife Terry have written a new book called Top Screwups Doctors Make—and How to Avoid Them. The book chronicles case after case of medical mistakes that killed, injured, or maimed patients. “No one is counting the bodies,” he says. “There is no outrage, no plan to change a system that allows too many to die unnecessarily. The medical profession seems largely immune to the consequences of its errors.”

[D]iagnostic errors are rampant. “It’s the most frequent, most severe, and most costly of medical mistakes in malpractice suits that result in payments to patients and families,” says Dr. Newman-Toker. The No. 1 reason doctors mess up a diagnosis is overconfidence, says Graedon. Other causes for diagnostic errors include reluctance by doctors to ask for help in difficult cases and a too-big patient load that makes doctors rush to a conclusion without proper consideration.

“When it comes to medical care, you need to realize that you need to take charge,” Graedon says. “Don’t suffer in silence and don’t be afraid to ask questions and speak your mind.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Understanding and Bonding Between Pets and Their Owners, Part 2

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05/8/2015

          Proverbs 12:10

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

Commentary

dogs welcomeIn our last post on Pet Health, we focused mainly on dogs: how much they understand about us, how closely they bond to us and why they’re considered our best friends. While it may appear at first glance that we’ve resumed our focus on dogs, if you’ll check the articles and videos below, you’ll find that the information applies to cats and other animals as well. 

In Part 1 we also included information from a recent book about pets in heaven. We’re continuing in this post to list additional resources for those who have lost a pet or who have questions about whether their beloved pets have an afterlife. That subject is very important to us when we’ve bonded closely with an animal we love. All of us want to believe that we’ll see them again, and for Christians, there’s good reason to believe that we will.

Pets add a great deal to our lives, and it’s hard to imagine life without them. They comfort us, make us laugh, provide companionship, teach us compassion and so much more. What’s becoming apparent as research progresses is just how amazing they are, and how they love us as much as we do them. Below you’ll find some remarkable stories about animals who answer the phone, know what their owners are thinking and more.

There also are a couple of links for resources that you might need one day, for Yahoo groups where you’ll find people who care about animals and put in time to help others with missing or sick pets. You’ll find lots of compassion, prayer and expert advice in these groups, should you be in a position to need that. Finally, just for fun, there’s a section on one cat’s rising fame as an existentialist video philosopher.

Pet Health

The Unexplained Powers of Animals (video) This is an interesting and humorous clip from a 40 minute lecture by Rupert Sheldrake, speaking about the telepathic power of animals, and some of the research done for his landmark book, “Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.” His remarks on cats are especially funny.

The Unexplained Powers Of Animals 

“For many years animal trainers, pet owners and naturalists have reported various kinds of perceptiveness in animals that suggest the existence of psychic powers. Surprisingly little research has been done on these phenomena. Biologists have been inhibited by the taboo against ‘the paranormal’, and psychical researchers and parapsychologists have with few exceptions confined their attention to human beings.

Some companion animals even seem able to tell when a particular person is on the telephone before the receiver has been picked up. For example, when the telephone rings in the household of a noted professor at the University of California at Berkeley, his wife knows when her husband is on the other end of the line because Whiskins, their silver tabby cat, rushes to the telephone and paws at the receiver. “Many times he succeeds in taking it off the hook and makes appreciative meows that are clearly audible to my husband at the other end”, she says. “If someone else telephones, Whiskins takes no notice.”

For several years, with the help of hundreds of animal trainers, shepherds, blind people with guide dogs, veterinarians and pet owners, I have investigated some of these unexplained powers of animals. There are three major categories of seemingly mysterious perceptiveness: telepathy, the sense of direction and premonition.”

dogs that know when their owners are coming homeDogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home by Rupert Sheldrake  This book also covers animals other than dogs. In strictly controlled, scientific studies, it was found that certain animals did know, to the point that an owner could be many miles and hours away, and the moment they began even thinking about returning, their pets demonstrated clear behavior (such as running to the door, etc.) indicating that they knew their owners were on the way or merely had decided to return.  It is a fascinating book, one which demonstrates that you have a definite chance of communicating through thought with your pet, and which reinforces the amazing power of love. That bond of love which develops between us and those pets we cherish creates a literal connection which grows from that love.

Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. by Rupert Sheldrake  (Facebook site)  Rupert Sheldrake is a Cambridge University biologist who has written more than 80 scientific papers and ten books.

your cats are finePrayers for Pets  When you need us, we’re here”

Animals in Heaven (video)  This is an hour long video presentation by Jack and Rexella Van Impe which covers biblical texts, thoughts of great theologians through the ages, and much more. You’ll be convinced by the end of this video that there’s no doubt we’ll see them again.

Cats & Dogs. Pets in Heaven: Is It Biblical?  This short video is a compilation of Bible verses, set to piano music, about animals and the afterlife. No Rainbow Bridge here, just assurances that they too are waiting for redemption because the Bible speaks of them being in heaven and on the new earth.

Pet Health – Cats

Missing Cat Assistance  As a member of this group since 2004, (and moderator for a time) I can verify that members are supportive, creative and full of helpful tips for recovering a lost cat. There also are links for other cat-related services. If you need them, simply fill out a questionnaire about your missing cat and join. There are nearly 2,000 members and archives with letters on just about any topic you can think of, relating to lost cats.

Missing Cat Assistance offers resources [and] a network of support in locating and recovering lost cats. Membership is open to volunteers, shelter personnel, rescue volunteers, pet detectives, people who want to learn about lost cat behavior, lost pet services, conscientious pet-owners, and pet-owners who have lost a cat and are seeking help. Searching our archives you can find helpful tips, rescue stories, questions, photos [which] are all welcome.

Herni, le Chat Noir: The Existentialist Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat

Could Henri be speaking for more of our cats than we realize? Is this where that aloof attitude originates?

Henri, afflicted by fame  If you’re wondering what your cat really is thinking, maybe you should step out of the box and listen to Henri, the existentialist philosopher who lives inside this cat’s body. The article states that “Paw de Deux” is his most popular video, but I have a different, personal favorite, embedded below.

“Over the last six years, [filmmaker Will] Braden and Henry have developed a special relationship. Braden makes YouTube videos in which Henry plays a French existentialist named Henri. The two-minute videos of the fluffy black cat with particularly long whiskers are Internet sensations, viewed more than 10 million times.

He has signed his first book deal. “Henri Le Chat Noir: The Existentialist Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat” will be published by an imprint of Random House next year.

No one can say for sure why cat videos attract such an enormous following, but Emily Huh, editor in chief of Cheezburger, a website of humor blogs, has a theory. “Dog owners have a dog park where they can show off their dogs, but cat people don’t have that,” she says. “The Internet is where people who love cats can go to say, ‘Look how cute my cat is.’ “

How to Decode Your Cat’s Behavior 

“[D]espite their reputation for being aloof and independent, cats bond closely with their human owners and often engage in a serious of behaviors to communicate affection, anger, agitation and other emotions, scientific studies show, Scientific American reports.

Here are some common cat behaviors and what they mean:

Purr: This curious guttural sound that cats make has many meanings. It can signal contentment or distress, hunger, fear or even injury.

Meow: Cats rarely make this sound to one another, but use it to communicate with their human owners. Typically, cat owners can decode their own cat’s wide vocabulary of meow sounds in ways others can’t — in the same way mothers can understand a newborn’s unique vocalizations.

Ears: When a cat’s ears are pulled back, it generally signals fear or aggression. Ears forward: interest and curiosity.

Tail: Unlike a dog’s wagging tail, which indicates contentment, a cat will whip its tail back and forth when agitated or distressed. A tail straight up indicates fondness; a puffed out tail may indicate fear; and a tail tucked between the legs usually signals insecurity.

Rubbing behaviors: When a cat rubs its face on you or an object, it’s not necessarily a communication of affection. Cats have facial glands that issue secretions they use to mark territory.

Kneading: This instinctual behavior develops in kittens to stimulate production of its mother’s milk. In adult cats, kneading is thought to communicate affection.

Licking: Cats lick themselves, one another, and their human owners for grooming, but also to demonstrate affection.”

Henri Le Chat Noir  (Henri, the Black Cat) If you also find Henri clever and appealing, at present his YouTube channel has 18 videos. Here’s another great one, exemplifying the point of the article, above, that cats have a way of getting their thoughts across to the humans in their lives.

Conclusion

God’s Word requires us to care for our pets and for those animals in our charge, and He will hold us accountable for how we treat them. They are a part of the creation that, along with us, is longing for redemption. The new earth will be filled with animals and Scripture seems to indicate that the pets we cherish will be reunited with us in heaven. That’s compelling evidence of how much they matter to God and are loved by Him. For that reason, along with the knowledge of how much they add to our lives through their loyal, loving and trusting natures, they should matter to us! It’s both our duty and our privilege to do the best we can for them because of the God-given dominion we hold over them.

Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 
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Medical establishment forces psych meds on one million children just because of their birth date

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          3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

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Medical establishment forces psych meds on one million children just because of their birth date

“In other words, if they’re the youngest and considered the most immature in their kindergarten class, they’re more likely to be labeled as having ADHD. In turn, they’re prescribed medications like Ritalin. Shockingly, such harmful psych medications are being doled out to 1 million children in the United States for this reason, which often comes from the interpretation of teachers whose opinions are often heavily weighed in the determination of whether or not a child should be prescribed such drugs.”

Too many vitamins can give you CANCER, major new study warns the millions who take them 

 “Meanwhile another trial of 35,000 people between 2001 and 2014 in the States found taking too many vitamin E tablets increased the risk of developing prostate cancer by 17%.”

Onion extract naturally improves blood sugar and cholesterol levels

“Enjoying onions on a regular basis can do wonders for health; they’re considered to be a significant source of polyphenols and flavonoids as well as dietary fiber, folate, potassium and manganese.(3) Eating them has also been linked to everything from fighting bacterial infections (primarily involving ones of the mouth such as gum disease and ones that lead to cavities) to keeping certain cancers at bay. They’ve even been linked to keeping inflammation under control thanks to its flavonoid antioxidant, quercetin. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or allergic airway inflammation can be managed by ingesting more of this helpful ingredient.”

New evidence for how green tea, apples could protect health 

A new study that adds more to the growing body of evidence that certain compounds found naturally in foods have specific effects that help prevent chronic diseases. Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which polyphenols in green tea and apples affect a key signalling molecule, which could explain other studies that have shown how polyphenol-rich foods reduce risks of chronic diseases.

How gum disease treatment can prevent heart disease

“A new study is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research, scientists have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease, also results in the prevention of vascular inflammation and can lower the risk of heart attack.”

Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage

“Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the ‘building blocks’ it needs to maintain neuronal health. They found that nutrients needed to build and maintain the brain can be cut by more than half, with possible implications for an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Microbes help produce serotonin in gut

“Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body’s serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral serotonin has been linked to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. New research shows that certain bacteria in the gut are important for the production of peripheral serotonin.”

Meditation builds brain cells, Harvard study shows proof

“Research has now demonstrated that meditation builds brain cells and increases gray matter in the brain. Using magnetic imaging (MRI), Harvard researchers found that meditation produced physiological changes in the brain’s gray matter. Some areas in the brains of the study participants thickened after only eight weeks of mindfulness practice. The research was published in 2011 and represented the first time that physical changes to the brain caused by mediation were documented.”

New research sheds light on how popular probiotic benefits the gut

“One of the most well-known of these is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG). This strain of bacteria, which is part of many popular probiotic products, has a reputation as a helpful microbe. Researchers have found evidence that it can help with intestinal problems, respiratory infections and some skin disorders. Some research suggests that it may even help with weight loss.”

Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, study finds

“While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in the type of fatty acids found in fish and other foods can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life. The findings suggest that women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth.”

B vitamin deficiency will drive you insane

“B vitamins help carbohydrates break down to glucose and they aid in the breakdown of fats and proteins. Without them, we would not have fuel for any tissues in the body. They are absolutely essential for neurotransmitters and nerve tissue. They help our bodies form red blood cells. B9 and B12 are required for normal fetal development during pregnancy.”

4 Major Retailers Caught Selling Fake Supplements: Check This List

Battle in the gut: Immune cells help ‘good bacteria’ triumph over ‘bad bacteria’

“The body’s immune system may be the keeper of a healthy gut microbiota, report scientists. They found that a binding protein on white blood cells could affect whether or not mice produced a balanced gut microbiota. Without the protein, harmful bacteria were more easily able to infect. Why this happens is unclear, but it may be that the immune system has a way to sense the presence of invading intestinal bacteria.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Understanding and Bonding Between Pets and Their Owners, Part 1

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 04/24/2015

Proverbs 12:10

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

Commentary

undeserved giftThere are great differences in the behaviors of cats and dogs, with dogs being seen as loyal, loving and committed to their owners, no matter how they are treated. Cats, on the other hand, are seen as aloof and independent, even when their owners dote on them. Traditionally, both are seen by science as “dumb beasts,” without the mental or emotional faculties for anything much, and as such, acceptable for use in any type of research. But is that right?

Science is beginning to awaken to the understanding of pets as amazing creatures, knowing and understanding far more than ever believed possible. New research is opening the eyes of those who saw cats, dogs, horses and other animals as unintelligent, soulless creatures, and It is confirming what pet lovers have believed all along: that the animals we share our lives with have some amazing capabilities, far beyond anything we ever imagined.

Below are articles discussing the bonding of our pets with us, showing they understand a great deal about our needs, our feelings, and our conversations with them, and presenting studies that show those animals we’re closest to actually can read our thoughts. Are cats and dogs different? Yes, in general ways. But when it comes to the bonds they share with loving owners, they’re more alike than we ever knew. At least, that’s what science is beginning to understand and prove.

What’s even more amazing than all of this is that we’re beginning to understand that dogs are moral creatures, with a sense of justice and fair play, and that they expect their human owners to behave morally as well. All of that demonstrates why God found them such an important part of His creation, and why He gave them to us as best friends. This brings into focus the question of whether pets are so important that they’ll be with us in heaven. The new research being done actually bolsters the argument that they will, and because of a covenant relationship with their owners, pets will be resurrected as well. The bonding which allows them to know our thoughts also seems to guarantee them a place in eternity.

This is part 1 of a two part series and while most of the information this time focuses on dogs, in part 2 we’ll spend more time on cats and their relationships with their owners.

Pet Health – Dogs

A dog’s life: study reveals people’s hormonal link with tail-waggers  There’s a very good video by the Canadian Broadcasting Company explaining this in more depth on the article page. Because it can’t be embedded here, you’ll have to watch it there, but it’s something worth viewing if you’re at all interested in this subject.

“[S]cientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think.

Researchers in Japan said on Thursday oxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when they interact, particularly when looking into one another’s eyes.

Sometimes called the “love hormone,” oxytocin is made in a brain structure called the hypothalamus and secreted from the pituitary gland. It is involved in emotional bonding, maternal behavior, child birth, breast-feeding, sexual arousal and other functions.

In one experiment, dogs were put in a room with their owners. The researchers tracked their interaction and measured oxytocin levels through urine samples. People whose dogs had the most eye contact with them – a mutual gaze – registered the largest increases in oxytocin levels. The dogs also had an oxytocin spike correlating with that of their owner.

The researchers conducted a similar experiment with wolves, close relatives of dogs, and found that no such thing happened despite the fact that the wolves had been raised by the people.”

For related subjects, and to see other articles on animal emotions and bonding, scroll down within the posts: “Have You Been Eating Cancer?” and 7 Signs You May Have a Vitamin D Deficiency.

Dogs expect fairness; Audie argues when he thinks I'm being unfair.

Dogs expect fairness; Audie argues when he thinks I’m being unfair.

15 Amazing Things Your Dog Can Sense About You  This is an interesting list of things that dogs understand about the people in their lives, with either a lay explanation or discussion of scientific research done in that area. Unfortunately, each entry is on a separate page so it takes some time to go through the article, but the list includes traits such as knowing when you’re being unfair, when you’re grieving, when you’re sad, if you don’t like someone, any diseases you may have, and even when your back is turned (and why that matters). There also are entries on how dogs know if you’re a good, generous person.

It provides some useful information and gives us a better understanding of exactly how and why we relate so well to dogs, and why they truly are “man’s best friend.” Reading through this, it’s clear that they are empathetic, emotional and intelligent, some of the finest animals in God’s creation. Most scientists believe dogs have the intelligence level of toddlers and can understand about the same number of words, relating to their owners in much the same way as a child to a parent. But this makes clear that they have much more emotional ability, understanding and connection with us than previously was thought.

“Dogs expect reciprocity, they expect kindness, and they expect fairness. Dogs have a strong moral compass, which is what makes them such outstanding companions. They expect you to live a moral life and will react accordingly.

Your dog will understand when you are mourning a loved one and will most likely go through a grieving process of his own. He may become clingier or more attentive. Some dogs have been known to howl when experiencing bereavement. To help your dog deal with grief, start by maintaining his normal routine.

New science suggests that, contrary to what neurologists previously believed, the heart actually has a stronger electromagnetic field than the brain. It also sends messages to the brain, through neurotransmitters, that influence thoughts and behavior. When we describe someone as being “goodhearted,” it means that the person literally has a force field of good energy radiating from their heart. Dogs have been aware of this magnetic field for centuries and will naturally gravitate toward those who emit good energy.

Dogs will also know if you are a good person based on your body language and how you treat others. If your dealings with others are just and fair, your dog will pick up on that based on how people react to you. Just as the dogs above were drawn to the more generous individuals, dogs are also drawn to those they perceive as more fair or trustworthy. It isn’t entirely clear how dogs make these moral judgments, but it is clear that you need to be consistently fair, both to your dog and to those around you….”

VETERAN PASTOR OPENS UP ON WHAT THE BIBLE ACTUALLY SAYS ABOUT PETS  Excerpted from the new inspirational book, “Do Our Pets Go To Heaven?”

“In the same way that people will be in Heaven (or not) depending on their covenant relationship with God (which in the New Testament is defined as an ongoing relationship with God through Jesus Christ, our Mediator, whose atonement for our sins was made through the shedding of His blood at the cross—“this cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” [Luke 22:20]), the question of whether pets go to Heaven may depend, some believe, on their “covenant” relationship with man! In other words, just as we are made a part of the family of God as a result of accepting the grace extended to us through Jesus Christ, pet animals may be brought back into a pre-Fall covenant by coming under and accepting human dominion as it was first intended. No longer “wild” and outside man’s control, they become part of a Christian family, and are saved as a result. In this way, some animals as “pets” may be in Heaven while most other animals will not, similar to how some humans will be in Heaven while others will not, all depending on restored covenant.”

Is your pet psychic? A Cambridge scientist believes we have only seen the beginning of animals’ telepathic powers 

“[S]ome animals seem to sense when their owners have had accidents or have died in distant places — as documented on my database of more than 5,000 case histories involving psychic phenomena in animals.

This includes 177 cases of dogs apparently responding to the death or suffering of their absent masters or mistresses, mostly by howling, whining or whimpering, and 62 accounts of cats showing similar signs of distress. Conversely, in 32 instances people knew when their pet had died or was in dire need, even when they were many miles away at the time.

[A]s someone who has spent his entire adult life working as a biologist, holding senior academic posts both here and in the U.S., I am constantly surprised and frustrated by the refusal of my colleagues in the scientific world to take them seriously. Without acknowledging such phenomena, it’s difficult to see how we can fully understand the behaviour of not just cats and dogs, but wild animals such as wolves.

In telephone surveys in Britain and the U.S., I found that in about 50  per cent of dog-owning households and about 30  per cent of those with cats, the animals were said to anticipate the arrival of a member of the family. And it was not just dogs and cats that were involved. More than 20 other species showed similar behaviour, especially parrots and horses, but also a ferret, several bottle-fed lambs raised as pets, and pet geese.”

Conclusion

God’s Word requires us to care for our pets and for those animals in our charge, and He will hold us accountable for how we treat them. They are a part of the creation that, along with us, is longing for redemption. The new earth will be filled with animals and Scripture seems to indicate that the pets we cherish will be reunited with us in heaven.

That’s compelling evidence of how much they matter to God and are loved by Him. For that reason, along with the knowledge of how much they add to our lives through their loyal, loving and trusting natures, they should matter to us! It’s both our duty and our privilege to do the best we can for them because of the God-given dominion we hold over them.

Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 
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Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

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            3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build up your health and especially the immune system to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Vitamin D3

Low Vitamin D in Childhood Linked to Heart Risks Later in Life, and Raises Adults’ Risk of Severe Stroke and Cancer   

“{When you don’t have enough, your entire body will end up struggling to function properly, because all cells need the active form of vitamin D to open up the genome and access the information retained within its genetic plans. When you’re deficient in vitamin D, your health can deteriorate in any number of ways from this lack of access to the cells’ genetic blueprint. Researchers have previously pointed out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year. Chances are this number would reach even higher if more recent research were to be taken into account. Either way, compelling evidence suggests that optimizing your vitamin D can reduce your risk of death from any cause,1 making it a foundational component of optimal health.”

Study finds vitamin D helps prevent and treat colon cancer

“In people who have never had colon cancer, the nutrient can help prevent it from ever forming, according to the study. And in patients who have already been diagnosed with the disease, vitamin D can help increase their life expectancy.The first of its kind to identify a direct association between vitamin D and the body’s immune response to cancer, the study provides further insights into how vitamin D helps the body thwart disease. Similar to how vitamin D lowers breast cancer risk, researchers found that the prohormone also targets colon cancer.”

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

“Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research. The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly strong class of antibiotics can be shared easily among a family of bacteria responsible for a significant portion of hospital-associated infections.”

Drinking fluoridated water can lead to hypothyroidism, depression and obesity, study finds

“Meanwhile, the prevalence of the thyroid condition in areas where tap water is left alone was found to be significantly less common, affirming what many earlier studies have found concerning fluoride’s displacement of necessary iodine throughout the body, a damaging process that essentially starves the thyroid gland of much-needed nutrients.”I think it is concerning for people living in those areas,” stated Prof. Peckham about the findings. “Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty thing to have and it can lead to other long term health problems. I do think councils need to think again about putting fluoride in the water.”

Is Your Drinking Water Damaging Your Health?

“Fluoride can also injure the nervous system and even cause cancer,” says Dr. Blaylock. “Degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s are possibly linked to drinking fluoridated water. Cancer, behavioral problems, thyroid suppression, male infertility and impotence are also some examples of what may happen to the body when too much fluoride is present. “Once in the body, fluoride is very difficult to remove, but some nutrients, including vitamin C and magnesium, can decrease its toxicity,” says Dr. Blaylock.”

Five ingredients that poison your brain

“Whether it is aspartame (or AminoSweet), sucralose (Splenda), or saccharin (Equal, Sweet ‘N Low), artificial sweeteners so popular due to their zero calorie marketing, have been poisoning brains for decades. Aspartame is a combination of chemicals, namely aspartic acid (an amino acid with excitatory effects on brain cells), methanol, and phenylalanine, and when broken down produces a compound that is a powerful brain-tumor-causing chemical. Aspartame consumption causes a variety of symptoms including anxiety attacks, slurred speech, depression, and migraines. It and other artificial sweeteners can be found in sodas, yogurt, chewing gum, cooking sauces, tabletop sweeteners, flavored water, cereal, and sugar free products.”

Olive Leaf Extract Proves Effective for Diabetes Treatment

“It will come as a surprise to no one familiar with natural health that olive leaf extract has been proven to have medicinal value. After all, olive oil itself has been used since Biblical times for its healing properties and has played a part in medicinal traditions around the world. Modern research has confirmed ancient wisdom, citing many instances of olive oil being effective even against serious conditions like cardiovascular disease. Now research is being done on the active components in olive leaves themselves and the preliminary findings are positive. Olive leaf extract appears to have bioactive compounds which could eventually be developed into natural and effective treatments for diabetics.”

 

Pomegranate-date cocktail a day keeps the doctor away

“Pomegranates and dates are delicious, increasingly trendy, and healthy to boot. As it turns out, when consumed together they are a winning combination in the war against heart disease. The researchers conclude that people at high risk for cardiovascular diseases, as well as healthy individuals, could benefit from consuming the combination of half a glass of pomegranate juice (4 ounces), together with 3 dates. Ideally, the pits should be ground up into a paste and eaten as well, but even without the pits, the combination is better than either fruit alone.

18 Collective Uses And Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice

Breastfed babies achieve more in life, have higher IQs and make more money

“New research has shown a connection between breastfeeding and intelligence. Many mothers choose to breastfeed to bond with their baby, to provide optimum nutrition and for the convenience, but the lifetime effects go beyond this. Most people, researchers and doctors agree that breastfed babies are more intelligent. However, whether this intelligence carries over into adulthood has not been studied until recently.”

 

Thousands of Indian farmers protest GMO corporate imperialism in Delhi

“The massive insurrection against the Modi Government and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition on March 18, 2015 by the major agricultural unions of India has led to a widespread launch of lobbying regarding farmer’s rights and farmer cost of living allocations in the capital city.”

Eye training naturally improves age-related vision loss

“Just five days of training can make the visual acuity of older adults equivalent to that of adults in their 20s, according to a surprising study The focused visual training regimen improved older adults’ sensitivity to contrast, and their ability to see things close up.”

Oregano Oil: Most Powerful Plant-Derived Antibiotic and Antiseptic

“Oregano oil is effective in treating a myriad of conditions, some of which include, colds/flu, lung conditions (asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis), arthritis, animal bites, candida, ear infections, rashes, giardia, sore throat, tuberculosis, and diarrhea just to name a few.”

Research Proves Causation—Sugar Consumption Increases Risk for Chronic Disease

“Basically, sugar is metabolized virtually identically to that of alcohol, and we are now seeing diseases in children that we never saw before, and they are alcohol-related diseases, like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. Kids don’t drink alcohol but they certainly consume sugar, and that’s the point,” Dr. Lustig says. “Sugar is the alcohol of the child. And we are all overdosed.We have gone beyond our limits and we are now evidencing a massive increase in chronic metabolic disease that is chewing through the health care resources of every developed and developing country on the planet, and this is unsustainable.”

Is Bone Broth the New Super Food?

“Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses etc. Indeed, Dr. Daniel reports chicken soup — known as “Jewish penicillin”—has been revered for its medicinal qualities at least since Moses Maimonides in the 12th century.Recent studies on cartilage, which is found abundantly in homemade broth, show it supports the immune system in a variety of ways; it’s a potent normalizer, true biological response modifier, activator of macrophages, activator of Natural Killer (NK) cells, rouser of B lymphocytes, and releaser of Colony Stimulating Factor.Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis (whole-body inflammation).6 Glycine also has calming effects, which may help you sleep better. Promotes strong, healthy bones: Dr. Daniel reports bone broth contains surprisingly low amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals, but she says “it plays an important role in healthy bone formation because of its abundant collagen. Collagen fibrils provide the latticework for mineral deposition and are the keys to the building of strong and flexible bones.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Pet Health – Deadly Foods Update, and Cardboard Box Cats

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04/05/2015

Proverbs 12:10

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

Commentary

contaminated foodAlmost a year ago we posted, Pet Health: Contaminated Pet Food – Deadly Ingredients! as the first entry in a new Pet Health category. That post explained in detail how a thousand dogs and some cats had died from treats made with ingredients sourced in China. While chicken, duck and sweet potato were the main suspect ingredients, to date, the FDA still has refused to ban importation of these ingredients or issue any recalls. In that post, we listed all of the suspect treat brands, as well as providing info on heavy metal contamination in dog treats and some general information of the use of genetically modified ingredients in pet food and the serious risk to pet health these ingredients posed.

Also to date, Chinese authorities have refused to allow the FDA to inspect ingredients sold for pet food. That post contained reports of various symptoms, suspected illnesses caused by the treats which had resulted in the deaths, etc. The situation has not improved despite public outcry. In fact, it appears to have gotten worse since then. Reports of illness and death among dogs, associated with Chinese-based treats, are now spreading across Europe as well. For symptom information and how to report problems, see our earlier post.

One of the suspected causes of death linked to treats was discussed in an article within that post, FDA investigation confirms that thousands of dogs died from contaminated China-based jerky treats, which stated,

“The FDA says it is still receiving complaints about dog treats, having processed more than 1,800 of them just since October when the previous warning was issued. Roughly 60 percent of the cases involve some sort of gastrointestinal distress or liver disease, while 30 percent involve kidney disease. The remaining 10 percent involve other conditions, including neurological and skin disorders. Shockingly, about 15 percent of the kidney and urinary cases have tested positive for Fanconi syndrome, which is when the kidney tubes release substances into the urine that, under normal circumstances, are supposed to be released into the blood. The result is that affected animals become unable to process certain nutrients, leading to chronic illness or even death.”

There has been a sudden rise in cases of Fanconi syndrome, except now the suspect treats also are made with completely US sourced ingredients (according to the packaging and website of the one case with the biggest outcry).  Because of it, nationally prominent veterinarians are advising against purchasing any jerky treats, and sticking to homemade. And now the claims have spread to dog food, not just treats. At issue is a popular brand sold in grocery, discount and pet stores across the nation. That’s real cause for concern. Hence, this update.

In addition, to provide some balance in this post we’re providing information for cat lovers on why cats seem to adore cardboard boxes and ways to make some nifty cat hideaways for virtually nothing but some time and imagination. New research has been done to solve the mystery of why cats are so attracted to cardboard (and boxes in particular) and you’ll find the answers below. And yes, they’re health related,

Pet Health

The treats at the center of the latest controversy

The treats at the center of the latest controversy

American made jerky treats may be tied to rare kidney disease in dogs  The most highly publicized case involves “Spot Farms all natural chicken strips” produced by Purdue Farms, the large producer of chicken for human food. The treats in question are listed as antibiotic-free, made from human grade chicken which were raised on family farms in Kentucky. The owner was aware of the issues surrounding treats originating in China and had carefully chosen only those made with US source ingredients. The article covers the packaging and website claims, and statements from a veterinary specialist.

“Dogs in the United States are turning up with the rare kidney disease, Fanconi syndrome, that had previously been associated with the China jerky treats.

Since 2007, more than 1,000 dogs have died from eating the China derivative treats, however no exact cause for the deaths have ever been found, and the treats continue to be sold on the shelves of pet stores and supermarkets. Within the last few years, public pressure has led stores to only sell the jerky treats made and produced from products in the United States.

In February, the FDA reported the number of illnesses and deaths had slowed between the months of May and September, leading experts to believe the problem may have resolved on its own, however the University of Pennsylvania has now reported recent cases of Fanconi disease in dogs that ate treats not made in China.

Media staff for Spot Farms, owned by Perdue Farms Inc., issued a statement they were saddened to hear about an ill dog, but since the launch of the product in 2013, they had never received any complaints of serious illnesses. The company is now following up on the information

Double check ingredients in your pets' food - the FDA approves using propolene glycol (antifreeze) so be sure yours doesn't have it

Double check ingredients in your pets’ food – the FDA approves using propylene glycol (antifreeze) so make sure yours doesn’t have it

Dangerous dog food? Lawsuit claims Beneful sickened, killed pets  In our earlier post, we warned against purchasing pet food which contains ANY grain, not only because it isn’t an integral part of the diet for felines and canines and they’re digestive systems aren’t set up to handle grains, but also because the grains used in pet food today are genetically modified and are leading to numerous health problems. A lawsuit filed in February 2015 alleges there have been 3,000 online complaints in the last four years about dogs becoming ill after eating Purina’s Beneful. At issue are mycotoxins produced from fungus in grain, and propylene glycol, used in antifreeze. Just a few drops of antifreeze can kill pets, which often are attracted to it because of its sweet taste.

“A dog owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of a popular pet food brand alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating its dry dog foods. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Lucido claims he fed his three dogs Beneful, and within a short period of time, two were sick and one was dead.

The suit alleges Beneful dry dog foods contain an ingredient toxic to animals, propylene glycol, a chemical used in automobile antifreeze. On Purina’s website, the company notes that propylene glycol is an FDA-approved food additive that’s used in human food products. The lawsuit also claims Beneful contains harmful mycotoxins, toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.

in a lawsuit settled in May, [2014] Purina and Waggin’ Train LLC agreed to create a $6.5 million fund to compensate pet owners who claimed their pets were sickened after eating pet jerky treats made in China. At the time, Food and Drug Administration officials said the pet treats were linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs and more than 4,800 complaints of animal illness. Three humans also got sick.”

a box of your ownCardboard Boxes And Cats: The Mystery Is Solved!  If you have a cat, you know how they’re drawn to any type of cardboard box, especially ones which seem so small that the sides are ready to split from the mass crammed inside. But why?

“[A]ccording to a new study from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands…cats use boxes for stress relief. Researches took 19 cats that were new to shelters and gave 10 boxes, while the other 9 did not [receive any]. Over a 14 day period, the felines with boxes showed far less stress on the Kessker and Turner Cat-Stress-Score (CSS), and adjusted to the shelter environment far better than their box-less cohorts.

Cats are also awful at resolving conflict. If you have more than one cat, pay attention to where they go after a squabble, or to avoid one. Chances are, they are hitting an enclosed space, most likely a box. Hiding out in them helps them ignore whatever is stressing them out. That’s assuming your other cats don’t try to follow into the same box. . .

Outside of stress relief, boxes also provide something every cat needs: extra warmth. Cats prefer to stay between 86 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit, about 20 degrees higher than the average temperature of homes. Since cardboard is such a great insulator, curling up in boxes helps them maintain their comfort temperature. The same goes for cats curling up in a sink, or in a corner of the basement when they are too hot.”

Any size box is the right size for a cat

Any size box is the right size for a cat

Great google images of homemade cardboard cat structures and cats loving boxes  The pictures here should provide inspiration for some exciting designs of your own!

Cardboard Cat House/Doll House  This site, and the one following will give you complete instructions for creating the perfect cardboard cat castle for almost nothing (except your time).

How to Make Cat Jungle Gyms and Playgrounds  This is a basic primer for building a cardboard heaven for your favorite feline.

DIY cat furniture  This is a particular helpful site, in terms of which step follows the previous one.

Modern Cat Furniture – the KEK Cat House  If cutting up your own cardboard is too much for you, but you don’t like leaving boxes around the house either, there’s always the option to purchase pre-made cat furniture. It’s sure to delight since it’s made from cardboard, and because of that, the cost isn’t prohibitive either, at least from some sources, like this one in the UK. From others, pre-fab is over the top, in terms of cost.

10 Amazing Cat Structures  Want to be really amazed at what can be accomplished in terms of creating a paradise for cats? Check out this article (with extensive pictures). These aren’t cardboard though, so while they may be impressive, they may not appeal to cats or relieve stress in them like your own cardboard box creation can.

Rufus Tower  This is a delightful video of one man’s creation of a cardboard tower to distract his ailing cat. There are lots of videos on YouTube that cover creating cardboard structures. Just search for “cardboard cat furniture.”

Conclusion

God’s Word requires us to care for our pets and for those animals in our charge, and He will hold us accountable for how we treat them. They are a part of the creation that, along with us, is longing for redemption. The new earth will be filled with animals and Scripture seems to indicate that the pets we cherish will be reunited with us in heaven. That’s compelling evidence of how much they matter to God and are loved by Him. For that reason, along with the knowledge of how much they add to our lives through their loyal, loving and trusting natures, they should matter to us! It’s both our duty and our privilege to do the best we can for them because of the God-given dominion we hold over them.

Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 
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Health Blog Post: “Olive oil antioxidant naturally kills all cancer cells tested within an hour”

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          3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build up your health and especially the immune system to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D may keep low-grade prostate cancer from becoming aggressive

“Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, scientists say.”

Cancer

Olive oil antioxidant naturally kills all cancer cells tested within an hour

“The major antioxidant compound found in olive oil is capable of killing cancer cells in less than an hour while leaving healthy cells unharmed,”

Babylonian Health System

Infographic: How to transform a corporate lie into a science “fact”

The infographic shown below describes the process we see over and over again as poison-pushing corporations infiltrate the media, science journals, medical schools and legislative agendas to twist the truth and harm the public.

This exact technique is what has been used to push a long list of poisons onto the public, including:

• Aspartame
• Glyphosate
• GMOs
• Mercury in vaccines
• Psychiatric drugs for children
• Mind-altering SSRI drugs
• Statin drugs
• Fluoride in public water
• DDT
• Sodium nitrate in processed meats
• Atrazine
• BPA

Big Pharma used “statistical deception” to sell deadly statin scam to Americans, study concludes

“When poring through the data, the two doctors found that nearly every drug-industry-backed study claiming that statins are safe and effective used “relative risk” data rather than “absolute risk” data. This deceptive tactic is often employed to make drug treatments appear more effective than they actually are, as well as to cover up any adverse effects associated with drug interventions. Meanwhile, ending statin trials early under the guise of prudence — most drug industry-pioneered statin studies are terminated within two to five years — conveniently hides the fact that statins come with major health risks. One of these risks is cancer, as demonstrated by at least one long-term trial which showed a dramatic increase in breast cancer rates among women who took statins for 10 years or longer.”

Pestilence

IMPORTED DRUG-RESISTANT STOMACH BUG SPREADING IN US

“A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said Thursday.Many cases were traced to people who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, India or other countries. Outbreaks of the shigella (shih-GEHL’-uh) bacteria are not unusual, but this strain is resistant to the antibiotic most commonly prescribed for adults. “This is the first time we’ve documented this large an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant (shigella) linked to international travel,” said Dr. Anna Bowen of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Hospital superbug kills more people than measles; yet there’s little outcry against doctors abusing antibiotics

“Aside from the issue of vaccines, informed parents are realizing that it may be more dangerous to take their children to a hospital in the first place. Hospital superbugs kill more people than measles, yet there is no public outcry against doctors who abuse antibiotics. The influx of prescription antibiotics spurs the evolution of dangerous bacteria. Doctors’ overuse and misuse of antibiotics is contributing to the hospital superbug outbreak.”

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

“Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research. The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly strong class of antibiotics can be shared easily among a family of bacteria responsible for a significant portion of hospital-associated infections.”

Vaccinations

Gardasil: The Decision We Will Always Regret

Epidemiologist for CDC Says he Would ‘NEVER Give his Pregnant Wife’ a Flu Shot

Nutrition

Four surprising uses for peppermint oil

Health

New ‘MIND’ diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Pesticides in fruit and vegetables linked to semen quality

“The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm.”

Gut Flora

Intestinal bacteria can be used to classify effects of different diseases

“It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as microbiota, can be considered as an additional organ in the body. It consists of millions of bacteria that interact with each other and with the body, thus affecting its functioning and health. It is known that many intestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and diseases such as obesity, cancer and autoimmune diseases can cause changes in the composition of gut bacteria.

Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults

“Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research shows. Zinc deficiency could play a role in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes that involve inflammation. Such diseases often show up in older adults, who are more at risk for zinc deficiency.”

Neurogeneticists harness immune cells to clear Alzheimer’s-associated plaques

“New research shows that the body’s immune system may be able to clear the brain of toxic plaque build-up that is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, reversing memory loss and brain cell damage.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Health Blog Post: “Low vitamin D levels depression”

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            3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build up your health and especially the immune system to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Vitamin D3

 

vitamin-d3-depressionLow vitamin D levels, depression linked in young women, new study shows 

“Depression has multiple, powerful causes and if vitamin D is part of the picture, it is just a small part,” said Kerr, an associate professor in the School of Psychological Science at OSU. “But given how many people are affected by depression, any little inroad we can find could have an important impact on public health.”

Recommendation for vitamin D intake was miscalculated, is far too low, experts say

“Both these studies suggest that the IOM underestimated the requirement substantially,” said Garland. “The error has broad implications for public health regarding disease prevention and achieving the stated goal of ensuring that the whole population has enough vitamin D to maintain bone health.”
The recommended intake of vitamin D specified by the IOM is 600 IU/day through age 70 years, and 800 IU/day for older ages. “Calculations by us and other researchers have shown that these doses are only about one-tenth those needed to cut incidence of diseases related to vitamin D deficiency,” Garland explained.
Robert Heaney, M.D., of Creighton University wrote: “We call for the NAS-IOM and all public health authorities concerned with transmitting accurate nutritional information to the public to designate, as the RDA, a value of approximately 7,000 IU/day from all sources.”
“This intake is well below the upper level intake specified by IOM as safe for teens and adults, 10,000 IU/day,” Garland said. Other authors were C. Baggerly and C. French, of GrassrootsHealth, a voluntary organization in San Diego CA, and E.D. Gorham, Ph.D., of UC San Diego.”

Gut Flora

Small talk with big potential: Bacterial conversation counteracts antibiotic damage

” Scientists have shown that bacteria living in the intestine both ‘talk’ and ‘listen’ to each other. Using small molecules in place of words, these microbial conversations changed the numbers of certain species of bacteria in the gut and started to restore the huge damage caused by lasting antibiotic treatment”

Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: Associations in the first year of life 

“New light has been shed on changes in intestinal bacteria of infants that can predict future development of food allergies or asthma. The research reveals that infants with a fewer number of different bacteria in their gut at three months of age are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut by the time they are one year old.”

Babylonian Health System

Medications used to treat diabetes may trigger heart failure, study finds

“A comprehensive study examining clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients has found that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients.”

Same mercury used in vaccines conclusively linked to causing autoimmune disorders

“All forms of mercury are toxic. Ethyl mercury is 1,000 times MORE toxic once it enters the cells, according to mercury expert Dr. Chris Shade. (Listen to interview here.) But methyl mercury is believed by some to have a stronger bioaccumulative effect than ethyl mercury, thus making it more toxic. However, published research shows that both forms of mercury cross the blood-brain barrier and A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives provides fresh insight into why millions of people living in the developed world today suffer from severe autoimmune disorders that were virtually unheard of before the advent of vaccines.”

Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all

“After investigating this further, Dr. Jones found that cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy actually died more quickly, in most cases, than those who followed their doctors’ recommendations by getting the treatment. A few number-crunching efforts later and Dr. Jones exposed a fact that the conventional cancer industry doesn’t want the world to know about its multi-billion-dollar cash cow.”

Nutrition

Study Reveals Why It’s Likely You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin E

Resveratrol, found in red grapes, may help prevent memory loss in the elderly

Because both humans and animals show a decline in cognitive capacity after middle age, the findings may have implications for treating memory loss in the elderly. Resveratrol may even be able to help people afflicted with severe neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

GMO and Contaminated Food

General Mills Starts Pulling Preservatives After Assault From Food Babe Army

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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                     3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build up your health and especially the immune system to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

birth-control-pillHormonal contraceptives may alter behavior; widespread use could lead to ‘significant consequences for society’

“Upon reviewing available data regarding the cognitive impact of hormonal contraceptives, the scientists found evidence that the drugs fundamentally alter the way women process and react to information. Citing a handful of studies showing differences in contraceptive users’ verbal communication, memories, emotional recall, and even choice of mates, they concluded that it is possible that the drugs “cause a structural re-organization of the brain.” They also noted that some studies have linked hormonal contraception to chemically based mood disorders like depression, anxiety, fatigue, neurotic symptoms, compulsion and anger.”

Plague Helped Bring Down Roman Empire

“Although past studies confirmed this germ was linked with both of these catastrophes, much controversy existed as to whether it also caused the Justinianic Plague of the sixth to eighth centuries. This pandemic, named after the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, killed more than 100 million people. Some historians have suggested it contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire.”

Disease-carrying fleas abound on New York City’s rats

“In the first study of its kind since the 1920s, rats in New York City were found to carry a flea species capable of transmitting plague pathogens. Among them: 500-plus Oriental rat fleas, notorious for their role in transmitting the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death.”

Onion extract may improve high blood sugar and cholesterol

“The extract of onion bulb, Allium cepa, strongly lowered high blood glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol levels in diabetic rats when given with the antidiabetic drug metformin, according to a new study.”

7 Antibacterial Foods to Fight Infection Naturally

“Garlic – Garlic is one of the most powerful anti-microbial foods you can eat. It contains several components that will fight against yeast, fungus, worms and even candida overgrowth.Coconut Oil – Coconut oil contains a medium chain fatty acid called lauric acid that lends coconut its antibacterial properties.”

 

Consuming red wine, grapes found to naturally improve memory

“Red wine, grapes, peanuts and some berries all contain a naturally occurring compound that’s been scientifically proven to provide a diverse range of health benefits. The buzz around resveratrol is nothing new; however, emerging research reveals that the natural antioxidant may help prevent age-related decline in memory.”

Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk by nearly half

“Adults who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease over a 10-year period compared to similar adults who did not closely follow the diet, according to a new study.”

15 Incredible Facts Hydrogen Peroxide Should Be In Every Home

Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth

“It has been more than five months since an Italian court in Milan awarded compensation to the family of a young boy who developed autism from a six-in-one hexavalent vaccine manufactured by corrupt British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and the U.S. media is still nowhere to be found in reporting on this breakthrough ruling. On September 24, 2014, Italy’s version of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program agreed that GSK’s “INFANRIX Hexa” vaccine for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and haemophilus influenza type B induced permanent autism and brain damage in the previously healthy child, whose name has been kept private for safety.”

Inflammation in mouth, joints in rheumatoid arthritis

“Periodontitis shares pathogenic mechanisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may trigger its onset, scientists say. In a new study, researchers performed joint and dental examinations, determined Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) antibodies, and examined inflammatory microenvironments in early and chronic RA patients.”

Toxic ingredients in McDonalds’ French fries

“Nineteen different ingredients go into McDonald’s French fries, including genetically modified (GMO) foods, additives, and preservatives. Antifoaming agents, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavoring, Dimethylpolysiloxane and Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate are all ingredients in McDonald’s French fries. Some of the added ingredients in the French fries are intended to add texture or color, but many of these additives are not used in other countries, so the necessity of adding them to the American fries is questionable.”

Frito-Lay chips are filled with poison-producing GMO corn and deadly glyphosate herbicide

“The Texas-based Frito-Lay corporation, whose parent company is PepsiCo, has been caught selling deadly processed food products that contain both genetically modified (GM), pesticide-producing “corn” and Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (glyphosate), which is scientifically linked to causing hormone disruption, reproductive damage, digestive disorders and much more.”

Foods and supplements that heal the thyroid

“Fresh, raw, organic produce heals. Produce heals everything. Other than that, foods high in iodine and foods that are high in selenium are known to aid thyroid function. The thyroid gland requires iodine to function. Iodine taken by itself or ingested through fortified salt can be problematic. Good food sources include: meat, seafood, yogurt, milk, and eggs, but there are vegan sources as well.”

Statin scam worsens cardiovascular disease epidemic

“The most recent research suggests that cholesterol is a marker for cardiovascular disease, but not a cause. So just because statins lower cholesterol, it doesn’t mean they’re good for the heart.Indeed, many studies have actually found a higher risk of heart disease associated with statin use. One of the new studies, conducted by researchers from Kinjo Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, claims to have uncovered the mechanism by which statins may actually directly cause hardening of the arteries and heart disease. It’s because statins deplete coenzyme Q10, which the mitochondria in your body need in order to produce ATP, which your body uses for energy. A lack of ATP leads to cellular fatigue and degeneration. Because the heart is such a high-energy muscle (as it must pump at all times), the effects are felt there more strongly than in other muscles.”

Statins Raise Diabetes Risk by Nearly 50 Percent

“Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests. Researchers found that statins were associated with an almost 50 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even after adjusting for other factors.Statins appear to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in several ways, the researchers said. One is that the drugs can increase a person’s insulin resistance, and the other is that the cholesterol-lowering drugs seem to impair the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, according to the report.”

Fight cavities and gingivitis naturally with homemade DIY Oral health

Ingredients

5 parts calcium/magnesium powder (the best calcium and magnesium for this can be obtained with this homemade calcium recipe http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com)
2 parts baking soda
1 part unrefined sea salt, finely ground
3-5 parts coconut oil to get desired texture
Optional ingredients: Essential oils for flavor and/or kill germs (mint, cinnamon, tea tree, peppermint, orange), and stevia (takes very little)

High-Doses of Fish Oil Helps Heart Attack Recovery: Study

“The research included 374 heart attack survivors who received standard treatment and took either a 4-gram prescription-only dose of omega-3 fatty acids each day or a placebo. The researchers said that people probably couldn’t get that level of omega-3 fatty acids from diet alone. To illustrate how large a dose that is, the researchers noted that 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids is the equivalent of eating 8 ounces of salmon.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Pasture-raised eggs are one of the richest sources of bioactive nutrients

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                    3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For anyone first reading the Health and Nutrition Update, please read this first: Your Health.

Also, please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

On Saturday night at 9:00 PM EST, I have a blog talk radio show called God’s Health System and Protection. During this show, we pray for people’s health and protection as found in Psalm 91 and also discuss health information found posted on this blog. You are welcome to attend: God’s Heath System and Protection. The information discussed is cutting edge for your health. The show is archived if you cannot attend it live.

Commentary

The goal of this blog now is to build up your health and especially the immune system to withstand the coming pestilences that are now rampant in America and the world. God gave the knowledge to prepare for pestilences, so take advantage of this information.

The focus is posting articles with great information that can immediately help your health and quality of life.

God bless you.

Pestilence

Superbug strikes again, killing two in North Carolina

“Health officials said two Charlotte-area residents have died from CRE in recent months, and and three people have acquired CRE infections while in Carolinas HealthCare System hospitals this year. About 15 people with existing CRE infections have been treated in Carolinas HealthCare hospitals.”

Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans

“More than 450,000 Americans get infected with the deadly bug Clostridium difficile each year, according to a new report. And almost all cases are caused by the overuse of antibiotics. “C. difficile was responsible for almost half a million infections and was associated with approximately 29,000 deaths in 2011,” the team of researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.That’s almost twice as many deaths as any other survey has shown before for the infection, usually called C. diff for short. “This national estimate of C. difficile infection is higher than previous U.S. estimates (240,000 to 333,000),” they wrote.”

Hospitals Incubate the Vilest Superbugs

Superbugs are the three horsemen of the post-antibiotic apocalypse, and they do the most harm where people go to get well—hospitals. Superbugs lurk in the crevices of devices that made surgeries and diagnostic procedures safer and less invasive. For now, the worst superbug, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), is confined to hospitals and other medical facilities. If it escaped into the community, we would be a step closer to a post-antibiotic world Recently, at the UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, CA, seven patients were infected and two were killed by a deadly bacterial outbreak of CRE, also known as a “superbug,”

Antibiotics

Antibiotics On Food Causing Children To Have Allergic Reactions To Fruits, Vegetables

“The girl had a history of asthma, seasonal allergies, and allergies to milk and penicillin. None of the ingredients in the pie were triggers for her. It turns out the problem was the antibiotic streptomycin. The blueberries had been treated with this drug to keep bacteria, fungi, and algae from growing on the fruit. Dr. James DeAngelo, an allergy specialist said, “This could explain why so many people insist they’re allergic to berries, but when we test them to berries, they’re negative, and then they re-consume berries, they seem to tolerate them.” He added that true allergies to any kind of berry are extremely rare.”

 

Antibiotics give rise to new communities of harmful bacteria 

“Most people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection. Now researchers reveal that the way we often think about antibiotics — as straightforward killing machines — needs to be revised. The work not only adds a new dimension to how we treat infections, but also might change our understanding of why bacteria produce antibiotics in the first place.”

Immune System

Breastfeeding, other factors help shape immune system early in life

“For years now, we’ve always thought that a sterile environment was not good for babies. Our research shows why. Exposure to these microorganisms, or bacteria, in the first few months after birth actually help stimulate the immune system,” Dr. Johnson says. “The immune system is designed to be exposed to bacteria on a grand scale. If you minimize those exposures, the immune system won’t develop optimally.”

How to kill Candida and balance gut flora in a week

“People that suffer from an overabundance of yeast like Candida, or any other type of fungal infection, need to cut out sugars. This protocol has worked for many people, and it works faster and better than any medication as long as the diet is right, refined sugars are not ingested, and the body is not filled with toxic pharmaceuticals. This includes vaccines. Vaccinations have toxins in them that kill gut flora and weaken the immune system.”

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D deficiency linked more closely to diabetes than obesity

“People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and muscle health. The skin naturally produces this vitamin after exposure to sunlight. People also absorb smaller amounts of the vitamin through foods, such as milk fortified with vitamin D. More than 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to have deficient levels of vitamin D due to limited sunshine exposure.”

Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Nutrition

Eggs are not your enemy

Eggs are not your enemy

Pasture-raised eggs are one of the richest sources of bioactive nutrients

“Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken. Pasture-raised eggs are one of the richest sources of bioactive nutrients that enhance hormone function, reduce inflammation, improve fat-burning, and enhance brain function. Chickens are designed to naturally graze on grass, weeds, worms, and insects. When they are able to do this they bioaccumulate omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoid anti-oxidants, and major minerals like magnesium.”

An ingredient in olive oil that appears to kill cancer cells

“Scientists knew that oleocanthal killed some cancer cells, but no one really understood how this occurred. Breslin believed that oleocanthal might be targeting a key protein in cancer cells that triggers a programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, and worked with Foster and Legendre to test his hypothesis. “We needed to determine if oleocanthal was targeting that protein and causing the cells to die,” Breslin said.”

Cancer

New weapon in the fight against cancer could be in your body already

“A tool for keeping the most common forms of cancer at bay could be in your gut, a new study concludes. For the study, the research team tested thousands of chemicals found in the body with the help of a robot and discovered more than 20 that could delay the aging process, something inevitably linked to cancer.”

Health

BPA plastics chemical causing sperm count decline 

“A recent study conducted by researchers from Washington State University substantiates earlier claims regarding the connection between endocrine mimickers, such as bisphenol A (BPA), and fertility complications in men and women, according to a report by the Press Association. Hormone disruptors, found in a variety of sources, continue to pose a very real threat to humans as they alter the normal functioning of hormones, interfering with signaling processes that tell our tissues what to do.”

Conclusion

Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is why Jesus Christ said we need the Spirit of God who gives us eternal life with Him. We need to be “born again” with a new spirit that is not subject to sin and death.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Right now, through repentance of the spiritual disease called sin, you can come to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, for healing and assurance of eternal life.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
For those who love the Lord Jesus and are looking for His coming, the following is their future:
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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