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PET HEALTH: Dogs and Cars

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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.

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

Commentary

More than other animals, dogs love to ride in cars. Summertime finds any number of cars on the highway with a canine head sticking out of a window, catching the breeze

Wind in his face - a happy pup

Wind in his face – a happy pup

with a look of ecstasy on his face. All of the wonderful smells to absorb, glimpses of other dogs walking with their owners, views of other animals such as squirrels, bunnies and cats to dream of chasing – there’s nothing better for a dog. But what happens when the ride ends and we run into a store, “just for a minute” to get something? Many people believe that if they leave the windows down some, their pet will be fine. That’s especially true when it isn’t stifling hot but merely warm, at say, 72 degrees. But that’s a common fallacy, one that more and more municipalities are seeking to deal with through laws designed to protect pets from summer heat. In some locations you can be arrested for leaving a dog in a car and in others, your car can be towed away while you’re doing your shopping.

Because dogs can’t sweat like people can, even a small degree of heat can be deadly for them. And waiting in a car is the worst of all since rolling down windows helps very little, if at all, in keeping the temperature down. The video, chart, and articles linked below will give you an idea of how dangerous this practice really is, even at relatively cool temperatures. When I take my dog for a ride to the store, I lock him in the car with the air conditioning running on high, and even with that precaution, if I’m going to be longer than 10 minutes, I come out and check on him every 10 minutes or so. If it’s extremely hot, say in the mid-80s or above, he stays home, no matter how much he carries on when he sees me ready to leave. As my best friend, those are the least things I can do to protect him so that we have lots of exciting trips together in the future. If you see a dog in a parked car without air when it’s hot, call 911 and wait until someone arrives to help.

If you think you’re not taking any chances with your own dog because you’ve never had a problem before, please review the information below and think again, just to be safe. The heartbreak that comes with an accidental death from a preventable case of heat stroke will last a lifetime in your memory. And “If only,,,” won’t bring your friend back.

Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Pet Health

How hot do cars get?  Since it’s summer and we’re added a section on pet health, we’re addressing a common fallacy that if you open the windows a bit, your dog will be fine if he’s left in your car for a few minutes. The charts on this webpage will demonstrate how little outside temperature relates to the temperatures inside a car for a pet:

“A study from Stanford shows that even on comparatively cool days, such as 72 degrees, a car’s internal temperature will rocket to 116 degrees within 60 minutes. And keeping the windows open a crack hardly slows down the rise at all.”

Pets in hot cars  How dangerous is it to leave a pet or a child alone in a car on a day that’s merely warm? See this article for a good discussion of the subject:

“It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Most people don’t realize how hot it can get in a parked car on a balmy day. However, on a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees — and hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun! 

Even when the outside air temperature is in the 60s, temperatures inside some vehicles can reach the danger zone on bright, sunny days. So many experts recommend not to leave pets or children in parked cars even for short periods if the temperature is in the 60s or higher. 

Rolling down a window or parking in the shade doesn’t guarantee protection either, since temperatures still can climb into the danger zone. And if the window is rolled down sufficiently, the pet can escape. Plus if a passer-by claims he or she was bitten through the car window, the pet owner will be liable.” 

…Animals are not able to sweat like humans do. Dogs cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paws. If they have only overheated air to breathe, animals can collapse, suffer brain damage and possibly die of heatstroke. Just 15 minutes can be enough for an animal’s body temperature to climb from a normal 102.5 to deadly levels that will damage the nervous and cardiovascular systems, often leaving the animal comatose, dehydrated and at risk of permanent impairment or death.” [Emphasis added.]

Dog Care: Your Car Is An Oven! is a public service article by the Weather Channel. This page also contains information for keeping your pet cool outside the car since heat is so much more dangerous for pets than it is for their human owners.

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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Do The Elderly Need “Protected” From Coconut Oil & Natural Supplements? Big Pharma Wants Us To Think So

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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.

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

COMMENTARY

The first article linked below refers to a recent report in a psychiatric journal warning of the dangers of coconut oil and other supplements. It’s classic in that it epitomizes the problems inherent in today’s medical knowledge. Even doctors whose main interest is in helping people are hard pressed to do so because they receive no training in nutrition and their knowledge of drugs is supplied by manufacturers which have a

Natural supplements and medications have a long track record of safety

Natural supplements and medications have a long track record of usefulness and safety

profit motive. This journal article is just one more example of the distorted or outright false information being put forth as science, when the real motive is profit. Don’t let their attempts to frighten you away from these supplements that work. It is not your physical and mental health they have at heart. Rather it is their own financial interests that are at issue here. Consumers who are foolish enough to trust the mainstream media and the Babylonian Health System will follow the advice and warnings contained within a report like this, to their own detriment. Those who are wise will look to the articles listed in this blog, and to similar sources for accurate information about the value of supplements.

Reports and articles like the one we’re discussing try to claim that there are no scientific studies to back the claims for supplements. This is inaccurate, as is their claim that antidepressants and other anti-psychotic drugs are effective and safe. In fact, thousands of studies conclusively prove exactly the opposite. Drug companies naturally shy away from natural supplements, because they cannot be patented and therefore, make far less money for those companies. They also have a vested interest in people remaining ill with chronic conditions because they can be treated for years on end.

Another claim they make is that supplements are unsafe because they aren’t subject to trials or regulation by the FDA. In fact they don’t need extensive trials because their safety has been demonstrated by generations of previous use. Neither do they need extensive regulation because they don’t have the side effects that the standard medications of the Babylonian system do. While no one is dying from coconut oil, over 100,000 people die annually from prescription drugs.

The one accurate claim is that there is not much known about their interaction with prescription medications like anti-psychotic drugs. But that is because the prescription drugs potentially are dangerous, not because the supplements are. Rather than skip the supplements, especially when it comes to mental health treatment with drugs like antidepressants, it would be better to skip the antidepressants and stick with the natural supplements. You’ll have far less problems and more chance of recovery. But because their bottom line is at issue, you’re likely to see an increasing number of similar reports being produced.

With any report on the safety and effectiveness of either drugs or supplements, the first question to ask is who’s making the report and what, if anything, do they have to gain from it. The system isn’t there for your benefit; by and large, it’s there for its own. There are trustworthy studies and reports, just as there are honest and compassionate doctors. But all are becoming increasingly rare. It’s up to you as the consumer to investigate before blindly accepting anything. It’s your health and life that’s at stake.

It is so much better to follow God’s Health System than that of the Babylonians.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Babylonian Health System

Big Pharma want to “Protect” the Elderly from “Dangers” of Coconut Oil and Natural Supplements  A recent article published in Current Psychiatry Reports, titled “Natural products and supplements for geriatric depression and cognitive disorders: an evaluation of the research” notes that an increasing number of the elderly are beginning to use “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for late-life mood and cognitive disorders.” Psychiatrists are becoming concerned about this natural approach since they prescribe anti-psychotic drugs instead. Yet because they are not educated about supplements, they felt the need to warn others in the mental health profession about  “side effects and indications for various natural products” so those psychiatrists could “protect their patients.”
Yearly death rates from approved drugs versus supplements
Yearly death rates from approved drugs versus supplements
If you read our recent post. “Escape from Antidepressants” you’ll find that things are inverted in their world, to say the least. What people need protection from is anti-psychotic drugs like Prozac made primarily from fluoride. It’s interesting that this article is coming out now, warning about the dangers of supplements like coconut oil, just as the public at large is finally being informed about the thousands of studies that conclusively prove antidepressants and similar drugs are ineffective in reducing depression, and that instead, they actually cause a great many mental health problems. At the same time, research is demonstrating how efficacious natural substances like coconut oil are in actually reversing age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s, something the Babylonian Health System has been unable to effectively treat at all.
Particularly troubling is the use of psychotropic drugs among veterans, since their suicide rate is far higher than the population in general. Also discussed in the post mentioned, above, was the fact that those drugs actually are a causative factor in the 22 daily suicide deaths of veterans. According to the article, the dangerous supplements, along with the  complementary and alternative medicine psychiatrists feel are so dangerous are these:

“omega-3 fatty acids, ginkgo biloba, SAMe, St John’s wort, B vitamins and vitamin D, huperzine, caprylidene, and coconut oil.” If these supplements are bringing about positive changes in the lives of elderly folks, it is not surprising that they are competing with Big Pharma drugs, which have a multitude of side effects, and little or no effect on cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, Medicare and insurance companies will cover the toxic drugs, which the medical system admits kill over 100,000 people a year (not including suicides or other secondary deaths), but they will not cover natural products that have few or no side effects, but are often far more effective.”

It might be worthwhile to use this list as a starting place for researching supplements that are effective in alleviating or preventing a number of health problems. If the psychiatric industry, in conjunction with Big Pharma finds these substances so threatening, that’s a hint of how useful they are. Considering that together those businesses constitute some of the wealthiest industries in the world, the basis for their concern becomes apparent.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer’s Remedy  Coconut oil has gotten a lot of attention recently for help it gives to those with Alzheimer’s disease. It has been proved that taking coconut oil can slow the disease and maybe even prevent it. Steve Newport has had his Alzheimer’s begin to reverse in just two weeks after his wife, a Tampa physician, began to give it to him daily. He has seen both mental and physical improvement.

Coconut Oil Has Many Benefits

Coconut Oil Has Many Benefits

“”It appears to be a type of diabetes of the brain and it’s a process that starts happening at least 10 or 20 years before you start having symptoms and it’s very similar to type 1 or type 2 diabetes in that you develop a problem with insulin,” she explained.

In this case, insulin problems prevent brain cells from accepting glucose, their primary fuel. Without it, they eventually die.

But there is an alternative fuel — ketones, which cells easily accept. Ketones are metabolized in the liver after you eat medium chain triglicerides, found in coconut oil.”

The one caveat is to make sure that it’s pure, non-hydrogenated, otherwise it’s no different than trans fats. That’s true for any oil. There has been fear among the public about coconut oil, with many people thinking is would harm their hearts because of reports years ago that it could raise cholesterol, but that is not the case; in fact, it’s just the reverse. There is LDL, bad cholesterol and HDL, good cholesterol which is what you want to have. Coconut oil raises HDL. It also kills bacteria, among other benefits.

 The video below explains why coconut oil is so helpful for those with Alzheimer’s and other diseases. It also tells you how much to take each day. The only thing we’d disagree with is the recommendation to microwave it to get it in a liquid form – microwaving can destroy essential nutrients in foods when there’s no need to heat it at all. And though the video doesn’t mention it, you ALWAYS should make sure that the oil is unrefined virgin oil and not treated with chemicals for processing. Buy coconut oil that says, “organic” whenever possible.

Pet Health

Dog Health: The Skinny on Fish and Coconut Oil  There are several choices when it comes to giving supplemental oils to your pets. Fish oil is the one most

Fish Oil or Coconut Oil For a Better Coat? Dogs Like Both
Fish Oil or Coconut Oil For a Better Coat? Dogs Like Both

commonly found in commercial dog food. Giving additional oil can help skin, coat and heart and a regular regime of it can cure chronic skin problems and alleviate pain from arthritis. There are two kinds, EPA and DHA. Both come from oily fish like sardines and salmon. If you purchase a liquid form, it needs to be refrigerated or it will become rancid in a couple of months. The dose for healthy dogs is 100 to 150 mg of the combined oil per 10 pounds of body weight.

But coconut oil is becoming almost as popular for dogs as for their humans. It can aid digestion, help allergies and inflammation, and regulate thyroid (a common problem in certain breeds like golden retrievers). Where fish oils have omega fatty acids, coconut oil is made up of saturated fats. Reports of improved coats, skin and odor have come from owners using coconut oil.
“There are two kinds of coconut oil – refined and unrefined. You want to use the unrefined “virgin” coconut oil. Refined coconut oil has been treated with chemicals and has no nutritional value. Start adding the oil in very small amounts to food. Too much coconut oil can contribute to diarrhea and digestive discomfort. You can also give the oil directly to your dog or use it in baking treats/cooking food. The max dosage is around 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight.

Health Basics: How are vegetable oils really made?  Do you have any idea how vegetable oils are made? Because they have the word, “vegetable” in the name, most people think they’re not just safe, but actually good for you. And Americans consume a great deal of oil since fried food is so popular. Despite the belief that unsaturated vegetable oil is preferable to saturated fats like butter and coconut oil, the truth is actually the opposite. Once again marketing has been so successful that it has convinced us that foods that are good for us are bad, and foods that are bad for us are good. Equally important as the way these oils are processed is the fact that many are made from genetic creations or genetically modified organisms. Vegetable oils are made by chemical processing, except for virgin oil which is cold pressed, meaning the oil is physically squeezed out of olives, for instance. Non-virgin oils, usually made from GMOs, are the original Franken-foods.

“Canola was invented in a lab by a Canadian scientist. You didn’t know? Even when labeled “organic,” canola still doesn’t come from canola seed… There was never a canola plant before 60 years ago, just rapeseed. Rapeseed cannot be consumed by humans. 

Vegetable oils were practically non-existent in our food regimen as humans until the early 1900s, when new chemical processes allowed them to be extracted. Pressing and separating just wasn’t enough, and unlike with butter or coconut oil, Big Food began using chemicals to do the job, and did it ever do a “job” on our health. 

Some of today’s oils are deodorized so that they don’t stink. They are processed with a petroleum solvent to extract the oil — hexane, a vapor constituent of gasoline. Their genetic makeup is altered and mixed with genes of insects, bacteria and pesticide-creating DNA. Those genes are directly transferred into the human bloodstream.  Vegetable oils are manufactured in a factory, usually from genetically modified crops that have been heavily treated with pesticides and herbicides. If a vegetable oil is to be made into shortening or margarine, it undergoes an additional process called hydrogenation, which keeps it solid at warmer temperatures. Unlike saturated fats (butter, coconut oil, etc.), vegetable oils are not naturally solid at these temperatures and must be hydrogenated to accomplish this. That’s when the horrific trans-fats are made. 

These “vegetable” oils are barely even food anymore, as they contain no nutrition and lots of chemicals, but they’re sold as “heart healthy” because they “come from vegetables.” …People in general underestimate the volatile health detriment and the cumulative effect which takes less than a decade to inflict chronic damage. These oils are some of the most harmful substances you can put in your body. If it’s not organic oil, be leery. You should be buying organic coconut oil and organic, raw (cold-pressed) extra-virgin olive oil.

Prescription Drugs

Have we imported porcine diarrhea along with contaminated dog food?

Have we imported porcine epidemic diarrhea along with contaminated dog food?

In our most recent post, Vitamin D3 vs Vitamin D2: Are You Getting the Right One? under the UPDATE to our earlier post that dealt with the subject of Pet Health: Contaminated Pet Food – Deadly Ingredients! where we discussed pet food that is being contaminated by Chinese ingredients, we noted that the FDA is investigating a link between pet food with Chinese ingredients and the outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea in the United States. (Despite that possible link between Chinese chicken and an epidemic which has wiped out 10% of our pig population and poisoned 6,000 dogs thus far, they still are approving importation of chicken from China to be sold to human consumers in our supermarkets, without a requirement that this chicken be labeled as coming from China. See these earlier posts for more information.)

One effect of this epidemic is the rising price of natural thyroid medication, which because of its similarity to human thyroid, has been safely made from pig glands for over 100 years. Anecdotal reports at a thyroid support group note that one member saw the cost of her most recent 30 day prescription rise from $8 to over $17. But that sill is less than the cost for synthetic thyroid medication.

The “Coalition for Better Thyroid Care”, a Yahoo support group, formerly known as “Save Natural Thyroid” developed as a result of the threat by the US government to restrict use of any thyroid medication but synthetic. It is a source of good information on alternatives to synthetic medication. Members post their thoughts or questions on how and where to find specific natural thyroid medications, different types of medication such as the brands listed below, licensed compounding pharmacies that will create natural thyroid to order and physicians who are familiar with thyroid problems and will prescribe natural thyroid.

Despite a century long safety record and despite the fact that most patients do better on natural thyroid because it contains all of the components of human thyroid, while synthetic thyroid preparations contain only one of the various components, most doctors still prescribe synthetic thyroid. That’s because synthetic medications are touted by the drug companies who educate doctors about their products. Synthetics are subject to patents, therefore they make more money for drug companies. And from the consumers’ viewpoint, synthetics cost more than natural thyroid medications.

Virus Epidemic Affecting U.S. Pigs, Natural Desiccated Thyroid Prices Rise

As many as 8 million pigs, 10 percent of the US pig population have been wiped out in the last year because of an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).

The virus is affecting only young pigs and does not affect humans which may either consume pigs or take thyroid medications made from pigs with the virus, since it is killed by cooking. But it is dramatically affecting prices which already had risen by 13% because of drought and high prices for feed. 

Natural thyroid drugs include Armour Thyroid, Nature-throid, WP Thyroid, and Erfa Thyroid, a generic natural desiccated thyroid sold in Canadian drugstores, (though it is produced in the U.S. by Acella) which has basically the same constitution and is dosed the same as the original Armour formulation. Natural thyroid has been used for over a century, while synthetic thyroid is a fairly recent product. Natural thyroid contains all of the constituents that human thyroid does, while synthetics lack one or more components, such as those that help remove symptoms like fatigue, etc.

[Natural] drugs, which provide T4, T3, T2, T1, and other thyroid hormones and nutritional elements, more closely resemble human thyroid hormone than the synthetic drugs such as levothyroxine (synthetic T4) and liothyronine (synthetic T3), and [doctors] report that their patients feel better on them.

A similar shortage in 2009 meant much of the natural thyroid drug supply became unavailable for most of the year at many drug chains, causing patients to scramble for other sources of the medication. Such a result seems likely again this year.

Digging Up the Root of Your Health Problems  This video features Suzy Cohen. “America’s most trusted pharmacist,” discussing her book, “Thyroid Healthy” on The 700 Club. She provides useful information on the components of thyroid hormone and explains why each one matters for the twenty million Americans who suffer from thyroid disease. She also gives practical advice for supplements that can help to heal your thyroid.

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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Which One Do You Need?

Vitamin D3 vs Vitamin D2: Are You Getting the Right One?

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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.

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

COMMENTARY

There are an increasing number of studies touting the effectiveness of Vitamin D for combating illnesses of many different types. After seeing a number of such articles, anyone concerned about his health will add that to the supplements he’s taking because it has such tremendous benefits for comparatively little cost. But is it enough to just go to the store and purchase vitamin D, or is there more we need to know to obtain those health benefits? Unfortunately, there is more to it than just buying some vitamin D capsules, and if we’re not aware of that, we’re most likely wasting our time and our money – and doing little to improve our health.

Which One Do You Need?

Which One Do You Need?

There are two types of vitamin D, D2 and D3. Only D3 is readily absorbed and useful in the human body, Yet most of the products fortified with vitamin D contain D2. Milk and orange juice come to mind immediately, and if we think we’re getting enough because we spend time in the sun regularly and buy fortified drinks, then we’re sadly mistaken. In fact, studies show that most American adults are woefully deficient in Vitamin D, even if they supplement it because most of the vitamin D sold over the counter is D2, which is plant-based and made from fungus. 

In contrast, D3 comes from two sources, lanolin or fish oil. The articles below explain why D3 is what we need to take to get all of those health benefits we’re reading about. They also discuss how each type is made, what it does or doesn’t do, and how much we really should be taking. The government recommendations are so woefully low that they’d be almost laughable were the consequences not so serious. But it would be almost as effective to drink water as to take the RDA (recommended daily allowance) set by them. So read through the articles below and make sure that next time you purchase vitamin D, you get one that is made from lanolin so that it contains D3. They are more expensive, and there are not a lot of varieties on the market, but they are there and if you shop carefully, you’ll find them. You’re not saving much if you buy the cheaper D2 vitamins but don’t get any benefits from them.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 vs Vitamin D2: Are You Getting the Right One?

You Vitamin D3

You Need Vitamin D3

“Vitamin D3, Vitamin D2. They’re the same thing right? Well, no. Vitamin D [a]bsorption is very much affected by which type of Vitamin D that you are taking. Vitamin D comes in two different formulations. Vitamin D2, also called ergocalciferol; and Vitamin D 3, also called cholecalciferol.

Vitamin D2 was the first synthetic form of Vitamin D and is the form of vitamin d in all Vegan Vitamin D. It was used, and still is in many cases, to fortify foods, make some Vitamin D supplements and is the basis for ALL Prescription Vitamin D. Most over the counter Vitamin D supplements and ALL prescription Vitamin D supplements contain Vitamin D2.

But it is a far inferior form of Vitamin D that does not get absorbed into the body well. This is a phenomenon called bioavailability- or in this case simply Vitamin D Absorption. Many vitamins are not necessarily bioavailable, therefore taking vitamins does not mean that you actually ABSORB the vitamin.

If it were simply an issue of worse absorption, then you could simply take more to do the same job. But unfortunately, vitamin D 2 just doesn’t DO the job that vitamin D is Supposed to do.”

Vitamin D Supplements: Does the Source Matter?

“Vitamin D3 is derived from two places, either fish oil or sheep’s lanolin. Lanolin is a waxy substance that is secreted by glands found in a sheep’s skin. In order to remove the lanolin from wool, the wool is rolled or squeezed, pushing out a yellowish waxy substance. In order to make vitamin D3, the lanolin must be purified which results in…the same precursor of vitamin D found in our skin.

Vitamin D from fish oil comes from the skin of fatty fish such as salmon and tuna which naturally contain vitamin D. It may also be produced from cod liver oil, which is extremely high in vitamin D, containing 1360 IU per 1 tablespoon serving… Fish naturally store vitamin D in in their liver and fatty tissues. Fish do not make the vitamin themselves but actually get the vitamin from the plankton they eat. Certain fish oil may be very high in vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin, making it important to read the label to avoid vitamin A toxicity.

The other danger in vitamin D from fish oil is its mercury content… Once in the water, bacteria transform mercury into soluble, toxic methylmercury, which fish absorb. When we eat fish high in methylmercury, or consume the vitamin D in fish oil derived from these fish, the toxin accumulates in the bloodstream… Nearly all fish contain trace amounts of methylmercury. Vitamin D derived from sheep lanolin contain no such mercury risk.”

How Is Vitamin D3 Derived?

“Lanolin, the oil found on sheepskin, is a concentrated source of 7-dehdrocholesterol. When it is irradiated using UVB lamps, it creates a chemical process nearly identical to that which takes place in human skin.
Because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it is frequently sold in a softgel form that enables faster absorption. Other manufacturers may sell D3 as a tablet or dry capsule. Concentrations range tremendously between products: each capsule may contain a dose of between 50 and 10,000 international units per serving.”

Taking Oral Vitamin D? Avoid Making This Serious Mistake  The two different types of vitamin D are not interchangeable. It’s not that D2 is less potent; it’s that it’s very different from vitamin D3, and taking D2 could hurt you more than help you.

“Drisdol is a synthetic form of vitamin D2—made by irradiating fungus and plant matter—and is the form of vitamin D typically prescribed by doctors.

This is not the type produced by your body in response to sun or safe tanning bed exposure, which is vitamin D3.

Some 40 leading vitamin D experts from around the world currently agree that there’s no specific dosage level at which “magic” happens; rather the most important factor when it comes to vitamin D is your serum level (the level of vitamin D in your blood). So you really should be taking whatever dosage required to obtain a therapeutic level of vitamin D in your blood.

…it appears as though most adults need about 8,000 IU’s of vitamin D a day in order to raise their serum levels above 40 ng/ml.4 For children, many experts agree they need about 35 IU’s of vitamin D per pound of body weight.”

Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy may increase risk of severe preeclampsia

vitamin D decreases health problems“Women who are deficient in vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancy may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder diagnosed by an increase in blood pressure and protein in the urine, according to research.”

Higher Vitamin D Levels Associated With Better Cognition, Mood in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

“A new study exploring vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression.”

Prescription Drugs

70 million Americans taking mind-altering drugs 02/09/14

“But by following the trail further, we arrive at a place far more shocking and consequential. We discover that not only has the traditional distinction between illegal “street drugs” and legal “therapeutic prescription drugs” become so blurred as to be almost nonexistent, but between America’s twin drug epidemics – one illegal, the other legal – well over 70 million Americans are using mind-altering drugs. And that number doesn’t include abusers of alcohol, which adds an additional 60 million Americans. So we’re really talking about 130 million strung-out Americans. How is this possible? “

Nutrition

Pineapple Tops List of Great Foods for Boosting Metabolism  There are a number of foods that will boost your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight. Pineapple is one of the best because it takes so

Pineapple is a great choice for a metabolism boosting breakfast. Kick start and High Energy.

Pineapple is a great choice for a metabolism boosting breakfast. Kick start and High Energy.

 much energy to burn and it provides essential nutrients and enzymes, some of which aren’t available elsewhere. It also has very few calories and no fat. Although it does have natural sugar, if you eat it for breakfast the sugar will be burned off within hours, especially if you add exercise like a walk. But the raised metabolism can last throughout the day.

“Remember that your body’s digestive processes slow down when you don’t eat. This is just a way to keep your body nourished during times when you can’t get any food. If you train yourself that you will go long periods of time without eating your body will compensate by slowing down. On the other hand, you can eat metabolism boosting foods that can help you burn calories consistently throughout the day.”

GMO and Contaminated Food

Beware of ‘Monsanto Butter’

“Not all saturated fats are nutritionally equal, and butter is no exception. Just like other forms of dairy, butter’s nutritional value depends on how the animals are raised. For example, the fatty acid composition of butterfat varies according to the animal’s diet. The very best-quality butter is raw (unpasteurized) from grass-pastured cows, preferably certified organic. The next best is pasteurized butter from grass-fed cows, followed by regular pasteurized butter common in supermarkets. Even the latter two are a healthier choice than margarines or spreads.

Beware of “Monsanto Butter,” meaning butter that comes from cows fed almost entirely genetically engineered grains. This, unfortunately, makes up the majority of butters you typically see on grocery store shelves.”

Most cows are fed conventional diets that consist mainly of GMOs, mostly corn and soy. These are lab created, genetically modified foods and grains. While there is plenty of evidence what GMOs do to those who consume them, there isn’t as much said about second hand consumption. That is, what happens when people eat meat or dairy from cows which have been raised on GMO foods. While there are less studies about this, there are no studies in which GMOs were not found to have significant effects, both on the primary consumer (the animal) and on the secondary consumer (the people who eat the animals or animal products).

Land O’Lakes is one of the best selling butters in the nation. But the company does not raise the cows they use on organic grain; instead they are fed a diet of “antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticide-loaded grain.” Aside from that, they also contributed almost $100,000 to the campaign to fight legislation that would require foods containing GMOs to be labeled for consumer information and protection. It’s apparent where they believe their interests lie, and it’s not with the health of consumers.

“Here is Food Babe’s handy butter buying guide”:

*UPDATE*

CHINA IS CLOSE TO SHIPPING ITS SLAUGHTERED POULTRY TO AMERICA AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY’S CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON CHINESE-PROCESSED CHICKEN AND PET TREATS

A Congressional hearing was held June 17th on the subject of importing Chinese chicken, since the Obama administration previously gave approval for the trade when the USDA stated that processing in Chinese plants was equivalent to that in US plants. In the first stage, chicken raised in America, Canada and Chile will be shipped to China for processing, then returned to the US for sale in supermarkets. Any chicken processed in China, no matter what the country of origin will not be required to be labeled as coming from Chinese plants.

Dr. Engeljohn, of the US FSIS [Food Safety Inspection Service] said they are working with the Chinese to bring their plants up to US standards, but because the system used there is very different, it isn’t just a matter of making small improvements. But once the standards are certified as acceptable, China can begin sending its own poultry to the US for sale.

The information brought forth at the hearing certainly doesn’t inspire confidence in the agencies charged with protecting our food safety. According to this article, 

“First, even if the slaughtering plants are ultimately approved by FSIS, there will be no on-site inspection to ensure ongoing compliance with our food safety standards. Second, chickens raised in China’s highly polluted environment could pose a potential health threat apart from the adequacy of China’s slaughtering practices.

Rep. Smith hammered on the theme of whether the Chinese government was providing trustworthy documentation to the USDA on their processing facilities and manufacturing processes. Smith pointed out China’s rampant corruption and its government’s penchant for “misinformation, lying and deceit.Finally, I was not reassured by Dr. Engeljohn’s statement that “Yes, we are confident that (China is) maintaining the (poultry processing facility) inspection system we designed to meet our requirements.” After learning that the USDA relied on documentation provided by China to determine equivalency and will continue to rely on Chinese documentation (or “evidence” as Dr. Engeljohn called it) to monitor compliance, I feel even more skeptical.”

Our most recent post was on contaminated pet treats originating in China, Pet Health: Contaminated Pet Food – Deadly Ingredients!  This subject was addressed at the hearing also, and this serves as an update to that post:

”An outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in the United States might be linked to pet food produced in China. Shaun Kennedy acknowledged the possible link, although it’s still being investigated.

FDA has performed over 1,000 tests on suspect Chinese pet jerky treats. According to FDA’s Tracey Forfa, the tests so far have been inconclusive.

Rep. Smith, who co-chairs the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, grilled Forfa about whether the labeling of so-called “Made in the USA” pet products was accurate. Forfa could not assure that dog treats labeled “Made in the USA” did not contain ingredients from other countries, including China.”

Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol

Truvia-Sweeteners-Dead-Fruit-Flies Researchers have found that fruit flies fed Truvia or its main ingredient erythritol died within less than a week, according to a new study. Usually, fruit flies “live between 39 and 51 days”. They also tested other sweeteners and the other ingredients in Truvia, but none of them killed the flies like erythritol did. They also found that it was “dose-dependent”, meaning that the more of it they ate, the faster they died.

“Erythritol [is] made from yeast fed genetically modified corn derivatives

…Cargill [the manufacturer]  was forced to settle a class action lawsuit last byear for labeling Truvia “natural” when it’s actually made from a fermentation process whereby yeast are fed GM corn maltodextrin.

Erythritol, the main component of the sweetener Truvia, has a new, unexpected application — it may be used as an insecticide.”

Because the FDA has declared it safe for humans to consume, biologists hope to develop it into a “friendly” pesticide. They then could claim that traces left on food are safe, unlike pesticides in general. But any product which raises doubts and does not have a track record and/or studies to verify its absolute safety should be carefully considered, whether it has FDA approval or not. After all, they also have declared GMOs to be safe for human consumption, despite a great deal of evidence to the contrary.

Health

23 Ingenious Uses for White Vinegar White vinegar is another great natural product to use to keep you way from the chemicals. This is God’s way of cleaning and health.

“White vinegar has dozens of household applications, and the best part is that it’s green. It’s enjoying a new found popularity as many people try to avoid toxic or harsh cleaning chemicals around their pets and children, as well as save money by making their own cleansers. Not to mention that vinegar is cheap, it’s versatile, and it doesn’t irritate allergies like some fragranced cleansers. Chances are, whenever you run into a household funk, vinegar is your answer.”

 

Great Antibiotic

Great Antibiotic

What Are the Health Benefits of Oregano? I now use oregano as an antibiotic and love it, but  take capsules as the liquid  has too strong an odor.

I now use Vit D3, Vit C, zinc and oregano as my antibiotic and in combination this WORKS.

Oregano contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal effects, and may kill MRSA, listeria, and other pathogens. Oregano essential oil may be useful for respiratory ailments like colds and flu.”

 Bacteria help explain why stress, fear trigger heart attacks

 Bacteria stained with a fluorescent bacterial DNA probe show up as red biofilm microcolonies within the green tissues of a diseased carotid arterial wall.


Bacteria stained with a fluorescent bacterial DNA probe show up as red biofilm microcolonies within the green tissues of a diseased carotid arterial wall.

“The axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people may now be explainable, researchers say. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream, according to research.”

Bacteria linked to stress-induced heart attacks

“Stress can trigger heart attacks in people with a lot of plaque in their arteries. But bacteria may be the real culprit in blocking blood flow.

Hormones such as norepinephrine may free bacteria from biofilms in plaque build-ups. In their escape, the bacteria may release enzymes that have the potential to damage surrounding tissues and make it easier for plaque globs to rupture, researchers suggest June 10 in mBio. Plaque ruptures can cause clotting, which blocks blood flow to the heart.

The early work suggests that managing bacteria may be as important as managing cholesterol in warding off heart attacks. But scientists will need to test whether the bacteria create their potentially dangerous enzymes in actual arteries, not just cultures, to be sure.”

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: Contaminated Pet Food – Deadly Ingredients!

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              Proverbs 12:10

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

Introduction

My Pug, Gypee dressed up as a baby.

My Pug Gypee, yes I dressed her like a baby!

The picture is my Pug, Gypee, who lets me do anything to her! I trained her to drink from a bottle! I hold her in my arms like a baby, and she falls asleep snoring! She is now 15 and blind, but she is still “my baby”.

I wrote memoirs about my dogs called My Dogs: A Lifetime of Wonderful Memories. It is posted for your reading.

The following post and research was made by Georgann Ryan, who is now with me as a research assistant. Georgann, as with me, is a great lover of dogs and cats. She felt the need to do this research, so you could protect your pets from the poisonous pet food coming from China that is killing and sickening so many pets.

I added a “Pet Section” to the this blog and will update it with great information that you can use for the health of your dogs and cats.

Dogs like my Audie trust their owners to protect them – so they can focus on what’s really important in life!

Commentary

By Georgann Ryan

If you’re concerned about your own health and have pets, you’re probably just as concerned about their health – at least you should be. There’s a lot of information coming out about what’s good and what’s downright harmful for cats and dogs, and being an informed pet parent takes some time and study. Remember the pet food deaths a few years ago and the scandal of pet food with ingredients originating in China? Cats and dogs died by the thousands, and before it was over, the FDA pinned it down to contamination from melamine in the food.

Certain Chinese executives actually lost their lives over it. So we don’t have to worry about anything like that happening again, right? Wrong. Thousands of pets, mostly dogs, have again become seriously ill and/or died in the years since 2007 (with over 1,800 reports to the FDA since last October alone). They were fed treats, mostly jerky, which contained chicken originating in China. These treats came from some of the most well known pet food companies and most trusted sources, companies with names that you’d never associate with China like the American Kennel Club. Yes, their jerky treats are on the list. But the list isn’t a list of treats recalled or banned by the FDA, merely a list of suspected treats.

Despite the fact that there have been reports of deaths from chicken treats for several years, the FDA still has not placed a recall or ban on a single product because they haven’t determined exactly what is causing the problem with the Chinese chicken used to make these “goodies” and “treats”. And now the problem is starting to expand beyond ingredients other than chicken. I don’t think I’m treating my dog by giving him something so toxic he can die from it. And because the FDA will not intervene to stop the use of Chinese chicken (or other suspect ingredients) in treats until they can determine exactly what is so deadly (despite the fact that they’ve had several years to figure it out), I’ve decided my dog can live without chicken treats of any type, no matter who makes them.

Pet Foods Safe to Eat

Dog Marketplace: Follow the Treat Trend  There still are a number of alternatives if you aren’t up to making pet treats yourself. It just takes extra work to find safe products. This article lists a number of them. A spokesman for Pet Safe, a Tennessee company providing USA-made treats said, ” Significant product recalls on jerky products made in China also are driving consumers to demand USA-made treats.”

“Gregg Bernhardt, owner of Bag of Bones Barkery, a retailer in Hamilton, N.J., prepares a proprietary line of all-natural treats that he sells in his store and wholesales to other pet retailers. He’s noticed a growing demand for exotic and alternative proteins in pets’ treats. “Meats such as kangaroo, ostrich, elk, wild boar, quail, pheasant, rabbit and even goat and llama are coming up more in conversations with our customers,” he said.

“There’s a strong niche market for these types of treats because they’re excellent solutions for dogs with allergies to common proteins such as beef, chicken, turkey and lamb.” Recalls of foreign products also influence what dog owners buy, Bernhardt said, as more ask for USA-made and -sourced treats.”

Petco to Stop Sales of China-Made Dog & Cat Treats To date, Petco is one of the few large retailers that have voluntarily removed all treats with Chinese ingredients from their shelves. Among the treats they still sell which are listed as absolutely safe with US ingredients are Zukes jerky treats, and I can verify that my dog Audie loves them, as did my last two goldens, Zoe and Bo. They’re so tempting that at therapy dog meetings, other dogs would come over to sniff Zoe’s provision bag looking for them. Nothing else generated a similar response among that group of normally well-behaved canines!

Zuke's Jerky Treats

Zuke’s Jerky Treats are safe with no Chinese ingredients and an A heavy metals rating – and dogs love them!

“Pet parents looking for alternatives to China-made dog or cat treats will find a broad selection of USA-made products at Petco from brands like American Jerky, Blue Buffalo, Blue Ridge Naturals, Canidae, Colorado Naturals, Dogswell, Isle of Dog, Merrick, Natural Balance, Nature’s Variety, Prairie Dog, Zuke’s and more. Petco also carries a number of safe and long lasting treats and chews from other regions of the world, including New Zealand, Australia and South America.”

Dog Food Advisor: Receive email newsletters and alerts You can sign up to receive email newsletters and alerts about dog food recalls to stay informed on this and any other news about all types of dog food.

Articles

FDA investigation confirms that thousands of dogs died from contaminated China-based jerky treats A recent article from Natural News noted that over 1,000 dogs have been confirmed dead:

“The agency claims it doesn’t know why the treats are hurting animals, but it admits that they are, and that pet owners need to be cautious. Thousands of illness reports have been submitted to the FDA over the past seven years citing gastrointestinal problems, kidney failure, and other health problems associated with the treats. Since 2007, the agency says it has received complaints about 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, and three people who were harmed by the treats.

The agency continues to caution pet owners that jerky treats are not required for a balanced diet and encourage them to consult with their veterinarians, both prior to feeding treats and if they notice symptoms in their pets,” said the FDA in a recent statement.

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.”

The three brands that they’re willing to issue official warnings about thus far are these:

  • Waggin’ Train Jerky Treats or Tenders (Nestle Purina)
  • Canyon Creek Ranch Jerky Treats or Tenders (Nestle Purina)
  • Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats (Del Monte Corp)
suspect treats

Dog treats considered “suspect” by the FDA

List of Safety Recall Jerky Dog Treats & Pet Chews From China This site contains a list of all pet products actually recalled in 2013, (though mainly by manufacturers rather than the FDA).

Do Not Feed Your Pet Anything From China! This article at Canine Care contains a list of the suspect treats:

Waggin Train

Canyon Creek Ranch

Dogswell

Booda Bones – Aspen Pet

Milo’s Kitchen

American Kennel Club

Hartz

Dingos

Beefeaters

Cadet

Sargents

Ever Pet (Dollar General)

Home Pet 360

Walgreen’s new brand – Simple

TheKingdomPets

Beneful

Beggin’ Strips

Pupperoni

Canine Carryout

Snausages

No name/generic treats and chews from discount and ‘dollar stores’

also check for anything containing PROPYLENE GLYCOL (a derivative of anti-freeze)

The truth is, basically, because the FDA can’t determine why the treats are killing dogs, they aren’t doing anything to protect them. But because they know that dogs are dying, they’re asking the public to save the treats and send them in when their dogs have severe or deadly health crises after eating them. They’re also asking that if your dog experiences symptoms of being poisoned after eating treats, that you report it to the FDA’s Consumer Complaint Coordinator. That doesn’t sound like protection to me. And it doesn’t sound like the best way to determine the problem with the Chinese ingredients either. Personally, I’ll skip the treats completely unless the package not only says, “Made in the USA” but also, “Source ingredients are exclusively from the USA”. Let them conduct their “research” on someone else’s dead dog. There are a number of cases of treat death from Fanconi Syndrome, one cause of which is heavy metal poisoning, but the FDA won’t acknowledge this could be a problem or take action. Because of that, veterinarians are pushing the FDA for action as well. A site that rates treats according to the level of heavy metals they contain is linked at the bottom of this post.

Treats from China Poisoning Dogs Since 2012, vets have been warning that it’s more than just chicken treats which are causing problems. In short, just about any treat which contains Chinese ingredients is suspect.

“The brands veterinarians say are associated with the new cases of unexplained acute kidney failure are Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Yam Good Dog Treats (Nestle-Purina), Beefeaters Sweet Potato Treats (16 types of yam-related treats), Drs. Foster and Smith (exact item not specified in the report) and Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality (4 types of Veggie Life brands).

It is important to remember that although the type of treat most often mentioned in the press is described as a jerky treat, the treats may also be called by a myriad of other names such as stix, chips, poppers, tenders, drumettes, kabob’s, strips, fries, lollipops, twists, wraps, bars, tops and discs (I wish I was making this up).”

Audie can’t believe they haven’t banned Chinese ingredients in pet food

*SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR* Why are Jerky Treats Making Pets Sick

“For pet owners, the FDA lists the problems to watch for. Within hours of eating treats sold as jerky tenders or strips made of chicken, duck, sweet potatoes, and/or dried   fruit, some pets exhibit decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea that may have blood or mucus in it, increased water consumption, and increased urination. Severely ill pets have developed kidney failure, GI bleeding, and a rare kidney disorder. Sixty percent of cases involve GI illness, about 30% involve kidney and urinary systems, and the remaining cases involve collapse, convulsions, or skin issues. Some of these pet jerky products were removed from the market in January 2013 after a New York laboratory found up to six drugs in the treats made in China. After the treats were removed from the market, there was a decrease in reports of jerky-related illnesses.”

If despite these warnings your pet is given jerky treats and develops any symptoms, take him to the vet immediately and tell the vet what he has eaten. His life could be at stake.

“The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has conducted more than 1,200 tests on the problem products, visited the manufacturers in China (and were refused permission to test the Chinese products in non-Chinese labs), and collaborated with colleagues around the world to study this issue, but have been unable to find the exact cause of the illnesses and deaths.”

China Refuses FDA Jerky Pet Treat Testing This is not a new problem though.

Chinese Chicken Jerky ready to ship

The Chinese government has refused to let inspectors collect samples of the product for analysis. The inspections were conducted in April, 2012 at sites in… China. The treats are sold by Nestle Purina PetCare Co.
The Chinese government did say they would let the FDA test samples, but only if the U.S. agreed to have the products tested in Chinese-run labs. The reports say that there were no or only very sporadic tests of the raw materials used to make the treats. The FDA did have some concerns about record-keeping practices of the firms. One firm falsified receiving documents for glycerin, which is an ingredient in the pet treats. The Chinese authority… told the FDA it seized products at that firm and suspended exports. The FDA is investigating glycerin as a potential source of the illnesses.”

Given how many pets have died, not just in this outbreak but in the previous one, and given the lack of cooperation by Chinese officials, shouldn’t there be some discussion about banning all pet products or ingredients used in pet foods and treats coming from China? But instead of that, the Obama administration recently lifted the ban on Chinese chicken being sold to people in supermarkets within the US.

Chicken From China Is Approved By USDA For Import Into US

“According to the USDA report, the audit that took place in March found China’s chicken plants were up to the same processing standard as those in United States, which means that the products are “safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled.” However, no USDA inspectors will be present in the Chinese processing plants, which means American consumers are not guaranteed that their chicken is being slaughtered in safe and sanitary conditions. 

China has an infamous reputation as one of the world’s worst food safety offenders. Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report on a Chinese chicken jerky manufacturer that created dog treats tied to more than 500 dogs’ deaths. The treats were later recalled and blamed for 2,500 animal illnesses. The FDA later found falsified documents, mislabels, and import shortcuts. 

Just this year, bird flu infected nearly 30 people, which caused a temporary shutdown of wet markets and the possibility of a permanent ban on the sale of live poultry in Shanghai. After the human death toll in China rose to six earlier this year, 20,000 birds were euthanized as a precautionary measure. Even more recently, last month, rice tainted with unsafe levels of the toxic cancer-causing metal, cadmium, was found in southern China.”

The Latest On Chicken Jerky Pet Treats From China While the FDA makes excuses and allows more pets to die without taking official action, the problem with Chinese foodstuffs is so well known that Chinese owners actually are paying to import food for their cats and dogs from the US.

Joshua Oritz & Fizzoli – His dog died from eating Waggin’ Train treats

Dogs Fall Ill As Owners, Vets and Lawmakers Blame Treats From China In 2012, Food Safety News reported that lawmakers contacted by distraught pet owners began pressing the FDA about the problem, then brought the issue to the Senate floor, but still no action has been taken. Thousands of pets, mainly dogs, continue to die or become severely ill, since most people don’t even know about the problem despite 7 years of reports to the FDA. The following story is typical:

“When Maria Higginbotham couldn’t find the usual dog treats she buys at her local Target store back in early January, she decided to instead buy some brand-name chicken jerky dog treats for Bandit, her 3-year-old rat terrier. Four days later, Bandit collapsed on the floor.

He was soon experiencing bloody diarrhea, and by the time Higginbotham and her mother got him to his veterinarian, his organs were shutting down. His liver showed that he had eaten something toxic. Certain that Bandit’s inexplicable illness had already become too severe, the veterinarian suggested putting him down, and Higginbotham’s mother and son agreed.

But she refused, and after nearly $4,000 in medical bills and three weeks of intensive nursing that included in-home I.V. care, Bandit recovered. The vet could not conclusively link the chicken jerky to the illness, but Higginbotham said he thought it could be the cause.”

With stories such as this happening all over the country, it’s understandable that owners are becoming increasingly angry. But instead of banning the cause, Chinese ingredients, the treats listed above which were removed from store shelves after the FDA warning are once again appearing for sale.

Toxic Chicken Jerky Treats: Pet Owners Square Off Against FDA One group, the Association of Truth in Pet Food, took aggressive steps to try and end the situation, demanding information from the FDA in a more formal manner by filing Freedom of Information Act requests:

“By federal law, a government agency is required to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request within 20 business days. FDA acknowledged receipt of this request on November 4, 2013 (Confirmation # FDA1307738) – to date, FDA has not responded.

But the NY Department of Agriculture did respond. And remember, the documents they provided were exactly what they provided FDA. Quoting the “transmittal letter” received from NY, “This is in response to your Freedom of Information Law request for “correspondence provided to FDA regarding the NY Dep of Agriculture testing of Chinese jerky dog treats. Test results and all correspondence to FDA (fax, email, or other) relating to this testing during December 2012 and January 2013.”

Urge the FDA to Ban Dog Treat Imports Until They Are Safe To Consume Another thing you can do is to sign this petition to the FDA asking that Chinese ingredients be banned from pet foods.

The bottom line is, If you love your dog, stay away from treats of any kind unless the package clearly says that ALL INGREDIENTS ORIGINATE IN THE USA. If you’re uncertain about a particular brand, don’t buy them. And find out where the meat you’re purchasing for yourself originates. It’s not only Chinese chicken in pet treats that’s dangerous.

As an alternative, you can make your own chicken treats and biscuits at home, so you can be sure that what your pet is getting isn’t toxic. There are lots of recipes available on the internet. Just google “homemade dog/cat treats” or “dehydrate chicken for dog treats”. But remember not to give pets cooked chicken bones because they easily splinter and can puncture your pets stomach, resulting in a painful, protracted death.

The following two short, humorous videos address the deception used in advertising which is geared toward both pets and their owners. But the points they make aren’t funny. There is an agenda to promote dangerous foods for humans and animals through outright deception and use of the word “Natural”, and it’s permitted by the FDA.

Are you aware of GMO foods (genetically modified organisms) and what they can do not only to your health, but to your pets’ health? Did you know that most pet foods, even premium brands, have corn or wheat as their primary ingredient? That fact alone is bad enough since cats, even more than dogs, are carnivores which means that grains and vegetables are not a normal part of their diet when they eat in the wild. Their systems aren’t designed to digest vast amounts of grain/vegetable matter, and the nutrients necessary to keep them healthy aren’t available from vegetables and grains. So they’re slowly being starved of vital nutrients when you purchase food with these as the primary ingredients, and that leads to a breakdown of their immune systems, general weakness and health problems. Notice how many pets today have allergies or fungal problems like infected ears and paws so that they’re constantly scratching or licking? That is a direct result of diet. And the remedy most vets prescribe are steroids, which only weaken immune systems further. More effective is a change of diet to a food without grain and anti-fungal drops or prescription medications such as the anti-fungal drug, Itraconazole. A few days treatment with this drug ended my dogs’ chronic ear problems permanently.

But the problem is even worse than described above because corn is the most used ingredient in virtually every pet food available at grocery stores. And almost all corn (except organically grown, which never is used in commercial pet food because of its cost) is genetically modified. Rats given GMO corn will eat it only when they are at the point of starvation. What do they know that people don’t? Yet our pets consume vast quantities of it because again, that’s what they’re fed by owners. Like the lab rats, they have no choice except to eat it or starve. But grain-free pet foods are becoming increasingly available at pet stores, farm stores, etc. I’ve even found it (though only a single bag) at my local Walmart. It is more expensive than generic or popular brands, but not much more than premium pet foods. And the savings in vet bills due to better health more than offsets the cost of the food. Just look for the words “grain free” on the bag.

Soy: One Protein Dog and Cat Owners Should Steer Clear Of This article also warns consumers to watch for and avoid soy protein in their pets’ food.

Pet Foods Heavy Metals Ratings This site tests and rates pet foods and treats according to the levels of toxic heavy metals they contain. Because GMO’s and contamination aren’t the only problems to be aware of, this site provides further information on dangerous ingredients or lack of them in popular pet foods and treats.

All of this concern for pets and what they’re eating should raise alarms for people about their own diets as well, especially if you’ve read the article about the administration opting to allow Chinese chicken to reach American consumers. There are more articles and videos about GMO foods that are being permitted in the country’s food supply than can be listed. Just google the topic, “GMO foods” to find enough to make you want to quit eating altogether. GMOs have been banned for use in human food in Europe. But the primary producer of GMO patents is Monsanto, a US corporation, so the American government continues to insist that they’re safe. We’ll address this topic of how pervasive the problem has become and how much deception is involved in the production and sale of food in some depth in future posts.

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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               John 8:36

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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

Please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands but first seek God and His health system.

(Much of this research was done by Georgann Ryan, a former attorney, who is now helping with this blog. I hope with Georgann’s assistance that this blog will keep you on the cutting edge of many critically important health related topics like this one.)

In my ministry to heal the brokenhearted, I often encounter depressed people, who think the depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. The purpose of the following Commentary and articles are to cut through the propaganda about antidepressants. These are mind altering dangerous drugs. The cause of depression is NOT a “chemical imbalance” which is pure propaganda to promote theses drugs. I am hoping that this presentation will correct this fallacy about antidepressants and help people seek the Lord’s peace and joy, which is the real antidote for depression and anxiety.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Commentary on the Antidepressants

As the word of God is removed from America, dangerous drugs are filing the voids

As the word of God is removed from America, dangerous drugs are filing the voids

Antidepressants are being prescribed more and more frequently for “mental health” problems ranging from depression to anxiety to social discomfort. In part, the increase relates to determined advertising campaigns by drug companies, collusion for profit between psychiatrists, drug companies and the FDA, and expanding definitions of conditions that are defined as mental illnesses. 

More than ever before, general practitioners are the ones prescribing these drugs although surveys indicate that most doctors have no idea of what research has shown since the early 1980s. Literally thousands of studies have been done, including many funded by the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), the WHO (World Health Organization) and others. But for the most part, doctors are being “educated” on psychotropic drugs (just as they are for other drugs) by drug companies, who have a profit agenda which leads them to skew data, hide or distort evidence and push doctors to prescribe their particular “treatments”.

Since the early 1990s, there has been absolutely NO dispute about whether antidepressants actually help depressed or anxious patients. Up until that point, while the research was fairly clear, there still was some question about whether the hypothesis under which the drugs were prescribed could have some validity. But for over twenty years, there has been no question that these drugs not only don’t alleviate depression but that they are dangerous and often deadly, and the scientific and medical literature reflects that. Despite that, it is reported by “common knowledge” that depression and anxiety result from a “chemical imbalance”.

How has the public come to accept that as gospel? By the clever and pervasive marketing of drug companies who are making obscene profits from these drugs – in the billions of dollars every year. The truth however, is that they know absolutely that those conditions are NOT caused by any chemical imbalance, and that in fact, these drugs actually cause the depression and anxiety they are supposed to correct.

There are a number of articles and videos listed below that discuss what the drugs actually do, in terms of the physical process responsible for their effects. But the underlying reason is that they have fluoride as their base, or main ingredient. Fluoride is a toxin, a poison. Would you or anyone you know willingly swallow poison daily? That’s why this is so despicable. That information has been kept from the public, along with the knowledge that thousands of studies all have verified that there is no such thing as a “chemical imbalance”, and because of that, there is no drug which will cure depression by fixing any such imbalance.

Worse is the fact that studies have made clear that not only do these drugs cause those conditions, but that they frequently lead to a real deterioration of mental health with diagnosis moving from depression to manic-depression (bi-polar disorder) after use of psychotropic drugs. Why does this happen? Because these drugs physically alter brain structure, so that once they’re begun, the patient no longer can function normally when they’re withdrawn. With any other drug, that process is known as addiction. But psychiatry has changed the definition of addiction to exclude psychotropic drugs, even though there is no difference in what they do to the body, in terms of constantly needing higher doses and in causing withdrawal symptoms if they are discontinued.

At most, what these drugs do is to deaden emotional reaction by causing the Pineal Gland to rapidly calcify. And while some people may have a very short-term sense of improvement (such as for a month) because the drugs use the same mechanism as cocaine in the brain, (cutting off the escape of used serotonin, just as cocaine cuts off the escape of dopamine), after a short time, the body stops making serotonin. This leads to a crash, just as cocaine use does. The person is left much worse off than before and open to real mental health issues from the inhibition of serotonin production.

The “benefit”doesn’t last, even in those who claim some relief from such drugs. Instead it gives way to worse problems and is partly what leads to the increasing suicidal ideas in those taking antidepressants. Though the drugs deaden and dehumanize, over time this state gives way to suicidal and homicidal thoughts, as anger begins to grip certain users. Antidepressant use leads to increased violence against others or against themselves for about one-third of users. Is it any wonder there is an explosion of violence, especially among the young who are targeted for use? An examination of recent cases of school shootings and other seemingly random violence on a mass scale invariably reveals that the perpetrator was on antidepressants.

God’s Remedy

Jesus Christ Came to Heal the Brokenhearted

Jesus Christ Came to Heal the Brokenhearted

The answer to depression, fear, anxiety that grips so many people is the full ministry of Jesus Christ. This means repenting of sin and trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Following this, what is needed is the healing of a broken heart. The broken heart is at the root of depression, anxiety, fear and many more emotions that are destroying a person life.

If you want more information about Jesus Christ healing the brokenhearted, please see my website: Jesus Christ Came to Heal the Brokenhearted. If you would like prayer for a broken heart, please email me at McT911@aol.com and in the subject put, Brokenhearted.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 Articles

The Holy Spirit – Or Serotonin This is part one of a three-part series by columnist Stuart Goldman, who had been diagnosed as bi-polar 25 years earlier. He notes that for many years he had taken medication but still often found himself unable to leave the house or to do anything else. He dreaded facing each day because thoughts of the challenges to be faced filled him with anxiety. One morning he got up and found a King James Bible and began reading as the coffee brewed. Suddenly it was as if the words were meant just for him; they seemed to leap off the page as he read and he had a new understanding of the Scriptures. It no longer seemed like a foreign book.

When he next looked at the clock, he found he’d been reading for 10 hours. It occurred to him that he hadn’t taken his medication but he had no anxiety. The next day was the same and so he decided to go without it, thinking that if a problem did arise, he always could start taking it again. But the problem never returned. God’s Word is healing to both the body and the spirit and Goldman found the truth of that as he looked to God instead of to pharmaceuticals, which by his own admission often did nothing to relieve his symptoms, let alone make him whole. As of the date of this post, parts 2 and 3 have not yet appeared. But they should be accessible from this link to part 1 when they are published.

The Most Effective Treatment for Depression Isn’t Drugs… But You’ll Never Hear That From Your Psychiatrist This site provides a synopsis of the interview (linked below) by Dr. Mercola of Robert Whitaker. There also is a link to download the entire transcript of the interview. Whitaker is very knowledgeable about both the history of mental health treatment in America and about current treatments, including the development of modern psychotropic medications.

There are two side effects or risks that really need to be addressed, and that everybody should be thinking about, that show up in the scientific literature,” Whitaker says. “The first risk is that you’ll convert from unipolar depression to bipolar depression.  One of the things we’ve seen with the use of the SSRIs is this incredible, extraordinary boom in bipolar diagnoses, and that is definitely tied to the widespread use of antidepressants. Now, in kids, something like 25 to 50 percent of all kids placed on an antidepressant, who stay on that antidepressant for five years, will convert to bipolar illness. With adults, it seems like about 25 percent of long term of users that begin with a diagnosis of unipolar depression will convert to bipolar.

…Most of you have probably heard that depression is due to a “chemical imbalance in your brain,” which these drugs are designed to correct. Unfortunately for anyone who has ever swallowed this marketing ploy, this is NOT a scientific statement.

 Making matters worse, if you do not have low serotonin levels when you’re depressed, but you start taking an SSRI drug that blocks the normal reuptake of serotonin, you end up with the very physiological problem the drug is designed to treat –low serotonin levels. Which, ironically, is the state hypothesized to bring on depression in the first place. In 1996,… head of the NIMH… explain[ed] this chain of events. According to Dr. Hyman, once your brain has undergone these compensatory adaptations to the drug, your brain operates in a manner that is “both qualitatively and quantitatively different than normal.”

(YouTube video) Dr. Mercola interview with Robert Whitaker This interview of Robert Whitaker by Dr. Mercola is in 7 parts and runs just over an hour. The link is to the playlist so the separate parts will play in sequence without interruption. Whitaker is probably the premier American journalist on matters of mental illness. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his book, “Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Treatment of the Mentally Ill,” which traces the history of mental health treatment in America and exposes not only historic but modern mistreatment of the mentally ill by psychiatry and the drug industry.

There are many presentations on YouTube dealing with Antidepressants and Psychotropic drugs, and with the Pharmaceutical Industry in the area of Mental Health. A few short ones (under 10 minutes) with good information are these:

People need God's peace and joy and not more pills

People need God’s peace and joy and not more pills

The Truth About “Schizophrenia” & Fixing Chemical Imbalances (YouTube video) Although this short clip featuring Robert Whitaker, taken from a film on Schizophrenia, focuses specifically on drugs and treatments geared toward that disease, the same statements can be made about treatments for depression. The literature demonstrates that there is little difference between pharmacological methods for either problem in terms of outcomes, side effects, etc. and in the culpability of drug manufacturers who know the statements they distribute through advertisements are untrue.

SSRI antidepressants destroy your brain – seroxat, paxil, lexapro, celexa. zoloft, luvox (YouTube video) An explanation of how antidepressants work and the consequences that can result in less than a month.

The Truth About Antidepressants #1 A Physician presents seven myths & facts about antidepressants

CCHM website- (Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights) A Watchdog Investigating and Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations. The best site, bar none, for information on the mental health system, the pharmaceutical industry and all aspects of modern psychiatric treatment. They have numerous publications, public service announcements, links to take action, and excellent, comprehensive, factually accurate documentaries.

Their videos include full length documentaries on:

The Age of Fear: Psychiatry’s Reign of Terror The history of psychiatry, filmed in Germany and Austria. They were a real force for supporting Hitler and his agenda.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: Psychiatry’s Deadliest Scam Examines the (mostly political) basis for the listing of mental disorders in the International Classification of Diseases that is used throughout the world.

Dead Wrong: How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child “Behind the grim statistics of deaths, suicides, birth defects and serious adverse reactions is the human face of this global drugging epidemic—the personal stories of loss and courage of those who paid the real price.”

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane? “The definitive documentary on psychotropic drugging—this is the story of the high-income partnership between drug companies and psychiatry which has created an $80 billion profit from the peddling of psychotropic drugs to an unsuspecting public.”

drugs-brain

ALL these drugs have serious impact on the brain.

Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging “Psychotropic drugs. It’s the story of big money—drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure. The cost in human terms is even greater—these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year. And the death count keeps rising.”

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death “Governments, insurance companies and private individuals pay billions of dollars each year to psychiatrists in pursuit of cures that psychiatrists admit do not exist. Psychiatry’s “therapies” have caused millions of deaths.”

Psychiatry’s Prescription for Violence

“Interviews with experts, parents and victims. Dramatic recordings of actual 911 calls made by desperate family members—and even by a killer himself—convey the chilling reality behind today’s headlines. Here is the shocking truth underlying the current wave of violence devastating our homes, schools and communities.”

Numb Documentary: The Depressing Truth about Antidepressants This site provides a synopsis and clips from the documentary, “Uncomfortably Numb”, which follows “filmmaker and suburban dad Phil Lawrence” as he tries to get off Paxil. The official site where the film can be rented or purchased is: Numb Documentary home

Paxil Study 329 (YouTube video) This is a posting of an episode of the BBC program, “Panorama” (similar to 60 Minutes in the US). At issue are the deceptive reports from clinical trials and the willful marketing of Paxil by GlaxoSmithKline, despite their knowledge of the drug’s ability to cause homicidal/suicidal behavior, as it came to light in lawsuits against the Paxil manufacturer for wrongful death.

McMan’s Depression and Bipolar Web: Antidepressants – The Dark Side A blog site discussing the cases behind the “Paxil Study 329″ Panorama investigation.

Prozac is based on Fluoxatine!

Prozac is based on Fluoxetine!

Fluoride: Calcifier of the Soul

“Prozac may represent an archetypal example of how fluoride affects the personality/soul. This drug (chemical name fluoxetine) is approximately 30% fluoride by weight and marketed as an “antidepressant,” even while a major side effect of its use and/or withdrawal is suicidal depression… Fluoride and fluoxetine, in fact, may accomplish their intended “therapeutic effects” by poisoning the pineal gland. Animal studies confirm that when mice have their pineal glands removed they no longer respond to fluoxetine.

 Perhaps the primary reason why Prozac causes a favorable reaction in those who are treated (poisoned) with it, is that it disassociates that person from the psychospiritual conflicts that they must normally suppress in order to maintain the appearance of sanity and functionality in society, i.e. it is control and not health that is the goal of such “treatment.”

If Prozac and other sources of fluoride in our environment deposits within the pineal gland, accelerating the transformation of functional pineal tissue into calcification, is it possible that it works by dehumanizing and flattening the affect of those who are under its influence?”

Anti-Depressants and Fluoride Not only are they hiding what actually is in these drugs (and for good reason) but they are knowingly causing increasing mental health problems in the population at large. Would anyone take a “remedy” for depression and/or anxiety in which the primary ingredient is a known toxin? Given all of that, why would these drugs be pushed so heavily, not only by drug manufacturers, but also by members of the medical profession, who by and large get their education about various drugs from the manufacturers? Profit.

“A bottle of Prozac (remember: fluoride) costs eleven cents for your manufacturer to create. It retails for $247.47, a markup of 224,973%. Because of this the pharmaceutical marketplace is the richest industry in the united kingdom.”

ScienceLab Material Safety Data Sheet on Sodium Fluoride Hazards of and first-aid information for Sodium Fluoride, verifying its toxic nature.

Isaiah 26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

 

Study Finds Antidepressants to be Depressingly Ineffective

A recent United Kingdom meta-analysis of 47 clinical trials found that antidepressant drugs provide almost no benefit to the people taking them.

The alternatives… include exercise, talk therapy, interpersonal therapies, and counseling. In other words, activities that naturally stimulate and invigorate the body and mind are increasingly being seen as the first line of defense against depression.

How we ended up in this position may be explained by a line within the pages of … “Listening to Prozac,” [which] suggested that anyone who is lacking “joy juice” might give themselves a dose of the “mood brightener” Prozac.
…However, given the results of the study, it is only reasonable to infer that some people who were prescribed antidepressants for depression were perhaps dealing with life’s ups and downs, daily routine, and other non-clinical stressors. If depression is caused by situational unhappiness, antidepressants alone will absolutely not help.

As a result of the study,… the United Kingdom’s Health Secretary said, “Talking therapies can have dramatic effects. We have put a lot of emphasis on medication in the past and it is about time we redressed the balance and put more emphasis on talking treatments.”

Antidepressant Drugs Don’t Work – Official Study This is a very good article that unequivocally states that both the medical profession and the general public have been sold a bill of goods. It deals with an analysis of 47 combined studies in the United Kingdom and it also discusses treatments which do work for depression, all of which were common in the past before the introduction of SSRIs and which have none of the serious problems that the drugs have.

They are among the biggest-selling drugs of all time, the “happiness pills” that supposedly lift the moods of those who suffer depression and are taken by millions of people in the UK every year. But one of the largest studies of modern antidepressant drugs has found that they have no clinically significant effect. In other words, they don’t work. The finding will send shock waves through the medical profession and patients and raises serious questions about the regulation of the multinational pharmaceutical industry, which was accused yesterday of withholding data on the drugs.

…The pharmaceutical companies had withheld data that was available to the licensing authorities so that doctors and patients did not understand the true efficacy, or lack of it, of the drugs.

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought

“A University of Liverpool researcher has shown that thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness as a result of anti-depressants may be more widespread than previously thought.

In a survey of 1,829 people who had been prescribed anti-depressants, the researchers found large numbers of people — over half in some cases — reporting on psychological problems due to their medication, which has led to growing concerns about the scale of the problem of over-prescription of these drugs.

… “Effects such as feeling emotionally numb and caring less about other people are of major concern. Our study also found that people are not being told about this when prescribed the drugs.

“Our finding that over a third of respondents reported suicidality ‘as a result of taking the antidepressants’ suggests that earlier studies may have underestimated the problem.”

Drugs are the heart of the Babylonian Medical System

Drugs are the heart of the Babylonian Medical System

Anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills linked to risk of death

“Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research. The large study shows that several anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs or hypnotic drugs (sleeping pills) are associated with a doubling in the risk of mortality.”

Antidepressant use in persons aged 12 and over: United States, 2005-2008 This NCHS Data Brief presents key findings from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and examines data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2005–2008. Among the findings are:

“• Eleven percent of Americans aged 12 years and over take antidepressant medication.
• Females are more likely to take antidepressants than are males, and non-Hispanic white persons are more likely to take antidepressants than are non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American persons.
• About one-third of persons with severe depressive symptoms take antidepressant medication.
• More than 60% of Americans taking antidepressant medication have taken it for 2 years or longer, with 14% having taken the medication for 10 years or more.
• Less than one-third of Americans taking one antidepressant medication and less than one-half of those taking multiple antidepressants have seen a mental health professional in the past year.
Antidepressants were the third most common prescription drug taken by Americans of all ages in 2005–2008 and the most frequently used by persons aged 18–44 years. From 1988–1994 through 2005–2008, the rate of antidepressant use in the United States among all ages increased nearly 400% “

Mad in America website  A site, “designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, personal stories, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.”

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker Readers interested in reviewing the studies on which the book is based can access them from this website. There is an excellent synopsis of this book (which won the 2010 IRE Award for Best Investigative Journalism) on Amazon:

“Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nation’s children. What is going on?

…Do psychiatric medications fix “chemical imbalances” in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled—and dismayed—to discover what was reported in the scientific journals.

…By the end of this review of the outcomes literature, readers are certain to have a haunting question of their own: Why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public?”

Prozac is not the answer but a healed heart by Jesus Christ is.

Prozac is not the answer but a healed heart by Jesus Christ is.

Listening to Prozac: The Landmark Book About Antidepressants and the Remaking of the Self, Revised Edition This site says the book is available as a download for free. While the book provides a thorough exploration of character changes from Prozac and what these changes say about the nature of “the self” it is not entirely objective in its conclusions.

This 1993 book helped introduce Prozac—which had hit the market five years earlier—and other antidepressants known as SSRIs. A psychiatrist, Peter D. Kramer, recounts the effect the drug had on some of his patients.

 Dr. Kramer has been criticized for overbilling the effectiveness and safety of SSRIs. More than 15 years later, Dr. Kramer’s book is still important, but for a more balanced take, read it alongside Talking Back to Prozac: What Doctors Aren’t Telling You About Today’s Most Controversial Drug.”

Combining antidepressants: a review of evidence A professional journal from the UK, “advances in psychiatric treatment”, reports on the use of multiple drugs given concurrently or in combination with other classes of psychotropics. This article examines the efficacy of the approach, along with side effects and toxicity of these combinations.

“Sequenced (stepped) treatment approaches are widely endorsed in the management of depression. Combining antidepressants is a recognised step for those failing to respond to monotherapy. Despite the limited evidence base, this strategy is widely used by clinicians in practice. Not every combination used clinically has a sound neuropharmacological rationale and the use of such combinations may increase the side-effect burden without any additional advantage to the patient…

Optimising antidepressant use by attempting to ensure that patients take an adequate dose for an adequate length of time with measures to improve concordance is the first strategy recommended for managing incomplete response.

…[F]urther strategies include the use of higher doses, switching to another antidepressant of the same or different class, augmenting the antidepressant with either psychotherapy or a medication which is not an antidepressant (such as lithium or antipsychotics), or combining with another recognised antidepressant…
Despite the risks of an increased burden of side-effects or drug–drug interactions with antidepressant combinations, such combinations are common in clinical practice.”

Antidepressant Use Soars Among Deployed Just as the use of antidepressants and sleeping pills have soared in the general population, so too has their use risen in the military, especially among those stationed in Afghanistan.  Among troops in Iraq, use is about 12%, while those in Afghanistan have a higher rate of roughly 17%. Given what is known about the side effects and the incidence of depression turning into bipolar disorder from the use of these drugs, what is the impact on our level of military preparedness, to say nothing of the effect on individual soldiers?

Recently there have been attempts by the government to label veterans, along with other right-wing groups, as “terrorists” who are unfit to possess guns once they’ve returned to civilian life. Could it be that the use of these drugs is allowing that designation to be supported by a factual basis, if only in a small percentage of vets? All it would take is some well-publicized incidents involving these soldiers for the government, through the media, to make a case for this position and turn the public perception of veterans.

A recent article in “Stars and Stripes” lays the groundwork, and notes that the drugs are necessary to keep soldiers in the field because of the strains being put on them. They neglect to mention that those strains caused by social engineering, rules of engagement that favor the enemy, and excessively long or repeat tours of duty are the things creating extraordinarily high stress levels in the first place. And the remedy for this stress is antidepressants and sleeping pills, something the government knows (from studies by the NIMH and others) have no beneficial effects, but instead cause many of these soldiers to develop chronic or increased mental health problems. Rather, the military alleges that, “escalating violence… and more isolated missions”, have caused the increase use. But can it be mere coincidence that suicide rates are going through the roof, compared to those of past generations? This past year, for the first time, the number of deaths from suicide actually surpassed the number of deaths from combat. That should alarm us all.

“For the first time in history, a sizable and growing number of U.S. combat troops are taking daily doses of antidepressants to calm nerves strained by repeated and lengthy tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report in Time Magazine.

In its June 16 cover story, the magazine reports that the medicines are intended not only to help troops keep their cool but also to enable the already strapped Army to preserve its most precious resource: soldiers on the front lines.”

The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda On the drugging of our military and the huge increase in suicide among troops.

This phenomenon is fully explored in a new documentary from CCHR, (The Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights), The Hidden Enemy. It can be watched online for free at the CCHR website.

Conclusion

Your physical and mental 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.

Now the Great Physician wants to heal your broken heart.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

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.

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Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

 COMMENTARY

Do you really want all this sugar from one drink?

Do you really want all this sugar from one drink?

The following two articles say it all about the dangers of sugar. If you need a nudge to get away from sugar these articles will do it.

Would you eat a stack of 16 sugar cubes? There are many more visuals to show just how much sugar is in what you eat.

Big Sugar Tips Balance of Scale 

“There is no shortage of research linking excessive sugar consumption with obesity, and the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages appears to have a particularly strong link.It was five years ago when UCLA researchers found that adults who drank at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day are 27 percent more likely to be overweight or obese. Even those who only drank soda occasionally had a 15 percent greater risk, and a growing number of studies have linked rising childhood obesity rates to increased consumption of sugary beverages as well.”

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia Sufferers From this article, I learned that depression and anxiety are part of Fibromyalgia. This is the root of the disease! It is spiritual, and when the Lord Jesus heals the person of the depression etc, then the body is able to heal!. Fibromyalgia is just a symptom of a spiritual problem that appears to be a broken heart. If anyone is suffering from Fibromyalgia along with depression and anxiety, I am willing to pray with them. You can email me at McT911@aol.com

So many people suffer from this, and yet Vitamin D3 can really help with the physical problems! Jesus Christ needs to heal the spiritual problem. The never ending benefits of Vitamin D3.

“Twenty-four weeks after supplementation was stopped, a marked reduction in the level of perceived pain occurred in the treatment group. Between the first and the 25th week on supplementation, the treatment group improved significantly on a scale of physical role functioning, while the placebo group remained unchanged. The treatment group also scored significantly better on a Fibromalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) on the question of “morning fatigue.” However, there were no significant alterations in depression or anxiety symptoms.”

How much Vitamin D   A discussion about how much Vitamin D3 is good and  how much is too much.

Can vitamin D improve the severity of congestive heart failure?

Sunlight and vitamin D, do they trigger rosacea? I doubt this, but research will tell.

“Patients with rosacea have relatively high serum vitamin D levels compared to control groups. The result of our study suggests that increased vitamin D levels may lead to the development of rosacea. To confirm status of vitamin D levels in patients with rosacea, larger epidemiological studies are needed.”

Gut Flora

Study Examines Probiotic Use in Preventing Gastrointestinal Disorders in Infants

New Pills Deliver Bacteria, Not Drugs, To Cure Us This is heading towards God’s Health System.

Nutrition

Several Forms of Vitamin E Protect Against Memory Disorders If you follow this blog, you remember that not long ago the Babylonians were demonizing this vitamin, but the truth keeps coming out of how valuable this is for our health.

Vitamin C Kills TB Cells This was proven in test tubes.

Antioxidant Spices, Like Turmeric and Cinnamon, Reduce Negative Effects of High-Fat Meal  Adding spices to a high-fat meal reduced triglyceride response by about 30 percent, compared to a similar meal with no spices added.

Saturated Fats are Good for You A hundred years ago, fewer than one in one hundred Americans were obese, and coronary heart disease was unknown.
Compound in Mediterranean diet makes cancer cells ‘mortal’  Olive oil is the key to this diet and your health. You want to use “cold pressed” oil. Make sure that you check the label.
“We know we need to eat healthfully, but in most cases we don’t know the actual mechanistic reasons for why we need to do that,” said Andrea Doseff, associate professor of internal medicine and molecular genetics at Ohio State and a co-lead author of the study. “We see here that the beneficial effect on health is attributed to this dietary nutrient affecting many proteins. In its relationship with a set of specific proteins, apigenin re-establishes the normal profile in cancer cells. We think this can have great value clinically as a potential cancer-prevention strategy.”

What Are ORAC Values?  ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It’s a lab test that attempts to quantify the “total antioxidant capacity” (TAC) of a food. This is a very important value for reducing oxidation in your body. The oxidation causes inflammation and disease.

Fish Derived Serum Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

So ‘Vitamins don’t work,’ eh? This is in response to the recent attack on vitamins by the Babylonians.

Health

Evidence of Harmful Effect of Bisphenol A-Based Plastics

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt on Lyme Disease  Since chronic infection is an underlying factor in most chronic illnesses, diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue are all turning out to be expressions of chronic infection.  Lyme disease needs a new approach.

While Average Lifespans Increase…  Could 114 years be the upper limit of man’s age?

“Is there a  “longevity gene.” Sampling the genetic material of centenarians, researchers have seen strong correlations with several genes and the likelihood of living to 100. Two of them are involved in fat metabolism, a third in calcium metabolism.”

 Fluoroquinolone antibiotics,could, carry a risk for permanent peripheral neuropathy  New FDA warning!

“If you believe you have experienced a reaction to one of these antibiotics—or any other drug, for that matter—please report it to MedWatch, the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program. It is vital that they hear from each and every one of you who has experienced an adverse drug reaction. This is a major impetus in getting dangerous drugs removed from the market, and physicians almost never report the reactions themselves so it’s really up to you. MedWatch offers several reporting options:”

75 Percent of Patients Taking Popular Blood-Thinners On Wrong Dose There are many natural ways to thin blood that have no side effects, but the Babylonians refuse to use them, as there is no profit in this. Garlic, olive oil and natural Vitamin E are a great combination for the blood.

“Millions of Americans with coronary artery disease take one of the two drugs — clopidogrel (Plavix) and prasugrel (Effient) — to prevent harmful blood clots that can cause a stroke or heart attack. Current guidelines recommend that all patients take the same standardized dose. But in this new study of 521 patients, researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute found that dose is not effective for all patients.”

Heart Health

Diet Helps Heart Failure Patients  The low-sodium DASH diet dramatically lowered high blood pressure and improved heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at a meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America.
Heart Disease Test May Predict Dementia Better than Cognitive Tests  Heart disease and dementia have similar risk factors read and become educated

“The sooner you realize that your entire body is interconnected, and imbalances or damage occurring within it can impact your health on multiple levels, including leading to numerous chronic diseases, the better.

This is certainly the case with heart disease, stroke and dementia, which share several underlying risk factors; for instance, arterial plaque. If plaque builds up in your carotid arteries, the blood flow to your brain can be compromised, since your carotids are the primary arteries serving your brain.”

 A new role for sodium in the brain  Sodium affects more than heart health.

 “Researchers at McGill University have found that sodium — the main chemical component in table salt — is a unique “on/off” switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This receptor, known as the kainate receptor, is fundamental for normal brain function and is implicated in numerous diseases, such as epilepsy and neuropathic pain.”

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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The Root of all Evil

Mainstream media attacks multivitamins in yet another example of quack science catapulted into the news by pharma interests

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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.

Please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands but first seek God and His health system.

COMMENTARY

The Root of all Evil

The Root of all Evil

Mainstream media attacks multivitamins in yet another example of quack science catapulted into the news by pharma interests  I warned that this was coming. The truth is out about the terrible Babylonian drugs and how natural remedies can cure and prevent many diseases. The Babylonians are now desperate to stop God’s health system. These are vicious people who want to protect their medical money-milking machine at all costs including your health and life.

I showed you what they attempted to do with Vitamin E, and how they used synthetic rather than natural Vitamin E. Now they are expanding to attack other vitamins. They are despicable, disingenuous, and as far as I am concerned, criminals that should be put in jail. I despise the Babylonians and their system, which have kept so many ill and many needlessly have died at their hands. Trusting people put their health in the hands of the Babylonians. They abuse this trust to suck all the money out they can and protect their evil system!

1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

“To make sure these multivitamin studies fail to produce positive results, these studies are universally structured so that they are based on cheap, low-grade, synthetic vitamins and inorganic minerals. Not coincidentally, these brands of low-grade multivitamins are actually manufactured by companies owned by pharmaceutical interests.

 They really do have a financial incentive to make multivitamins look bad, and so their multivitamin formulations are intentionally designed to fail.The vitamin E studied in this science review, for example, was synthetic, isolated vitamin E which already has a long history of being toxic for human consumption. Note carefully that these researchers never looked at full-spectrum vitamin E, including the tocopherols, nor did they bother to study a food concentrate form of vitamin E (because it would have been amazingly beneficial to heart health).”

Vitamin D 

depressionWhy Does the Vitamin D Council Recommend 5,000 IUs Daily

“For those who want a more careful calculation, he stated his data showed that 70-80 IU/day/kg of body weight total input is needed to obtain a 25(OH)D of 40 ng/ml. That works out to about 35 IU/day/pound. So a 100 pound woman would need 3,500 IU/day of total input but a 300 pound lineman would need 10,500 IU/day. Keep in mind this is total input, which includes sunlight, diet and supplements.”

Vitamin D—One of the Simplest Solutions to Wide-Ranging Health Problems

“It’s important to remember that if you’re taking high dose vitamin D supplements, you also need to take vitamin K2. The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also helps remove calcium from areas where it shouldn’t be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues.

Vitamin K2 deficiency is actually what produces the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, which includes inappropriate calcification that can lead to hardening of your arteries. The reason for this is because when you take vitamin D, your body creates more vitamin K2-dependent proteins that move calcium around in your body. Without vitamin K2, those proteins remain inactivated, so the benefits of those proteins remain unrealized. So remember, if you take supplemental vitamin D, you’re creating an increased demand for K2. Together, these two nutrients help strengthen your bones and improve your heart health.”

Vitamin D for prevention of respiratory infections  Typical symptoms of URTI include tonsillitis, sore throat, laryngitis, sinusitis, ear infections, and the common cold. Symptoms of URTI can include cough, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, low-grade fever, facial pain or pressure and sneezing. Make sure that you have high levels of Vitamin D3.

There appears to be a strong association between vitamin D levels and multiple sclerosis  Very interesting video clips and information about Vitamin D and MS as well as other clips.

Vitamin D is Good for Your Eyes  It’s becoming common knowledge that vitamin D is important for far more than bone health.

“In the last several years, research has been pouring showing that higher levels of vitamin D are necessary to provide protection from serious chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, infections, multiple sclerosis and, now, researchers have revealed an important role in aging — particularly eye aging”

The Oils

Taking omega-3 fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer. These oils are good for every part of your body.

“Results of the study, funded by the Association for International Cancer Research, found that taking a regular dose of fish oils boosted skin immunity to sunlight. Specifically, it also reduced sunlight-induced suppression of the immune system, known as immunosuppression, which affects the body’s ability to fight skin cancer and infection. The findings have been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition this month.

Gut Flora

Gut bacteria byproduct predicts heart attack and stroke Make sure that you are protecting your gut flora!

“A microbial byproduct of intestinal bacteria contributes to heart disease and serves as an accurate screening tool for predicting future risks of heart attack, stroke and death in persons not otherwise identified by traditional risk factors and blood tests, according to Cleveland Clinic research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.”

Good Gut Bacteria May Keep Bad at Bay   Article suggests that it is  possible antibiotics could be joined by probiotics as future treatments for bacterial infections.

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function  Study of healthy women, found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function.

Water

Medication Pollution Spreads: Water Supply of 24 U.S. Cities Found Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals 

“The water supply in 24 major U.S. cities — serving over 40 million people — are contaminated with trace amounts of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, psychotropic drugs, pain medications and even caffeine. The upshot of the report is that tens of millions of Americans are unwittingly being subjected to a bizarre medical experiment with unpredictable results.”

BPA and Chlorine bad mix  What are they adding to drinking water? BPA has been associated with the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and ovarian dysfunction.

Nutrition

Low-Carb and Low-Protein Diet May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease  A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes. Some have even re-named Alzheimer’s as “type 3 diabetes.” READ FULL ARTICLE to see tips for avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Shocking Truth About Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

“It may come as a surprise to learn that what you find in a carton of 100% pure, not from concentrate orange juice is nothing like what you’d get if you squeezed an orange into a glass in your own kitchen. Instead, many popular orange juice brands use a chemical process to create juice that tastes and smells like oranges!”

Health

Keys to Long Life? Not What You Might Expect  A groundbreaking study of personality as a predictor of longevity.

Anti-psychotic meds overused for dementia, kids Use in children has risen rapidly, especially among poor and minority children, despite research linking the medications to weight gain, cardiovascular changes and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. For the elderly side effects can include confusion, sedation and hastened death.

Children’s  Health

New Study on Fluoride Shows No Benefits and Major Safety Issues  Fluoride, a neurotoxin, has been linked to reduced IQ, impaired neurobehavioral development, and brain damage, among many other serious health problems. It is sometimes prescribed in supplements for children ages 6 months to 16 years, who live in areas that have non-fluoridated drinking water!

The rising tide of Autism  Article suggests that the combination of vaccines could be culprit. Too much pharmaceutical intervention has been implicated as one of the multifactorial causes of autism.

Why Are Children’s Foods Packed with Toxic Chemicals?  During the first three years of life, the brain also grows at its fastest rate, and this represents a crucial window of development during which proper nutrition is essential. Feed your children real food.

 “Those who ate a predominantly processed food diet at age 3 had lower IQ scores at age 8.5. For each measured increase in processed foods, participants had a nearly two point decrease in IQ.”

Cancer News

Processed meat once again linked to huge increases in pancreatic cancer Just 50 grams a day of processed meat, equivalent to one sausage, increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent. Eating 100 grams of processed meat per day increased the risk to 38 percent.

“Just think about the amount of breakfast burritos and McMuffins sold. Indulging in other processed meats such as lunch and dinner sausages, pepperoni pizzas, salami and corned beef sandwiches increases the odds of getting pancreatic cancer.”

The Great Cancer Hoax Part II:  The Babylonians tried everything to destroy this doctor, but in the end he won.

“For years, the FDA tried to shut down Dr. Burzynski’s alternative cancer practice, using non-toxic antineoplastons to treat highly lethal cancers with a success rate of 50-60 percent. The conventional medical approach is to “search and destroy” cancer cells using surgery, extremely potent toxins and dangerous radiation.


pH Cure for Cancer

“The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our body. Chronic over-acidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked will interrupt all cellular activities and functions. In other words, over-acidity interferes with life itself. It is at the root of cancer.”

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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How safe is your tap water?

Disturbing levels of HEART DRUGS found in drinking water

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                 3 John 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. 

Please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

“Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their (the Babylonians) hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

Commentary

Most city tap water now contains chemicals, antibiotics and antidepressants

Most city tap water now contains chemicals, antibiotics and antidepressants

Disturbing levels of HEART DRUGS found in drinking water Study after study are showing this “witches brew” of chemicals in the water systems all over the nation. The scientists are trying to play this down, but the long term effect of these drugs are not known. People have never been exposed to drugs like this before. It is best to have a good water filter system to keep these terrible chemicals out of your body.

“Traces of prescription drugs have been found in far greater quantities in US drinking water supplies than previously thought, a study has claimed.

 A report on drinking water carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency has found samples of at least 25 different drugs, including medication to treat heart conditions, in supplies coming out of wastewater treatment plants. Medication to treat high blood pressure was not only the most commonly traced drug, but also found in the highest quantities.Health officials say that the traces of the drugs, which include over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, pose a low risk to humans.”

Babylonian Health System

Heart of the Matter Part 2 – Cholesterol Drug War (Video) The mainline doctors will never give up on this myth. Their thinking is like that of a cultist which I really do think they are. They refuse to think outside their box and of course there are $billions involved. The modern medical system is a money milking machine and keeps them rich. It is evil to keep this system going with keeping people sick and sucking all the money out of them.

“In our second episode of Heart of the Matter, Dr Maryanne Demasi puts the billion dollar drug industry under the microscope, and asks who really benefits from taking cholesterol lowering medication?”

Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Vitamin Deficiency  This has been know for years and only now being made public.

Prescription Drugs

The drugs of the Babylonians

The drugs of the Babylonians

What Ritalin is doing to our children’s heads It is really criminal what they are doing to our young. Notice how they zero in on young boys. I think it is part of the plan to take the manliness out of them.

“Children with ADHD can be a nightmare to live with. They misbehave, refuse to concentrate on schoolwork and are incredibly challenging. These aren’t mischievous scalliwags, like Just William. Prescriptions for methylphenidate rose to 661,500 last year – from 382,000 in 2005. The question naturally arises: do all these children have something wrong with them or are they simply being fitted with a chemical straitjacket to make them easier for their parents to manage without resorting to good old-fashioned discipline?”

Feeling Defeated, Entrapped Is Linked to Anxiety, Depression The remedy for this is the true ministry of Jesus Christ and not the Babylonian’s drugs.

“Her analysis of the results showed that people’s levels of feelings of entrapment and defeat at the start of the study predicted changes in anxiety and depression a year later. Targeting these feelings and the causes for them could be crucial in improving mental health in people from poorer areas.”

Gut Flora

Decreased Diversity of Bacteria Microbiome in Gut Associated Colorectal Cancer 

Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

“Using sophisticated DNA analysis to compare gut bacteria from fecal samples of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy individuals, the researchers found that P. copri was more abundant in patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis than in healthy individuals or patients with chronic, treated rheumatoid arthritis. Moreover, the overgrowth of P. copri was associated with fewer beneficial gut bacteria belonging to the genera Bacteroides.”

Molecular Link Between Gut Microbes, Intestinal Health

“It’s well established that humans maintain a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of beneficial microbes that colonize their bodies. These organisms, collectively called the microbiota, help digest food, maintain the immune system, fend off pathogens, and more. There exists a long and growing list of diseases associated with changes in the composition or diversity of these bacterial populations, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and even autism.”

The Forgotten Organ – Your Microbiota The gut flora is without a doubt critical to your health.

The rapidly progressing study of the human microbiota is revealing that humans are not individual self-contained beings, but instead hugely complex super-organisms that blur the distinction between where ‘we’ end and ‘they’ begin. The human microbiota consists of an estimated 100 trillion cells, at least 10 times the number of human cells, and new research is revealing how this symbiotic relationship determines human health and disease.”

Nutrition

Magnesium—The Missing Link to Better Health This does with calcium and Vitamin D3. The three together are a powerhouse for your health.

“Magnesium is perhaps critical for heart health, as excessive amounts of calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attack and sudden death. According to Dr. Dean, your heart has the highest amount of magnesium in your body, specifically in your left ventricle. With insufficient amounts of magnesium, your heart simply cannot function properly.”

Health

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Depression This show that sin wrecks havoc on the body. The ministry of Jesus Christ frees us from depression.

“It’s consistent with a large and growing literature on the role that depression plays with heart disease,” Richard Sloan, who was not involved with the new study, said. “There are a great set of studies, many of which show a much stronger effect,” he said. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of rhythm disorder affecting the heart’s upper chambers. It can be caused by a number of issues – including heart attacks, infections and heart valve problems. Obesity is a risk factor for AF, as are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.”

Are Alzheimer’s and diabetes the same disease? This link was made years ago and only now is the medical system catching on to it.

HAVING type 2 diabetes may mean you are already on the path to Alzheimer’s. This startling claim comes from a study linking the two diseases more intimately than ever before. There is some good news: the same research also offers a way to reverse memory problems associated with diabetes – albeit in rats – which may hint at a new treatment for Alzheimer’s.”

 

Exercise ‘significant role’ in reducing risk of dementia, long-term study finds This is a way to stay away from the Babylonian drugs.

“The research by Cardiff University found the five factors that were integral to helping avoid disease were regular exercise, not smoking, low bodyweight, healthy diet and low alcohol intake.People in the study who followed four of these had a 60% decline in dementia and cognitive decline rates, with exercise named as the strongest mitigating factor.They also had 70% fewer instances of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, compared with people who followed none of the factors.”

How ‘Good Cholesterol’ Stops Inflammation This is one of the functions of it the body. The low density is rancid and this causes problems.

Landmark Report Links Common Household Chemicals to Human Disease Please make sure that you read this and get rid of the cleaners. Hydrogen peroxide is really the only cleaner that you need.

 “The diverse systems affected by endocrine-disrupting chemicals likely include all hormonal systems and range from those controlling development and function of reproductive organs to the tissues and organs regulating metabolism and satiety. Effects on these systems can lead to obesity, infertility or reduced fertility, learning and memory difficulties, adult-onset diabetes or cardiovascular disease, as well as a variety of other diseases.”

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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Most city tap water now contains chemicals, antibiotics and antidepressants

“Casual sex linked to depression and suicidal thoughts”

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                      3 John 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. 

Please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

“Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their (the Babylonians) hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

Commentary

“Casual sex linked to depression and suicidal thoughts” 11/21/13 Now we see the root of so much depression and suicide. Fornication is at the root! This act violates God’s word, and there are always serious consequences for it. The world pushes fornication as if it had no consequences. Well, there are serious consequences including depression and death. The more people in society that engage in fornication, the greater the level of depression and suicide. 

For those that live within God’s morale law there is great protection.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

“This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.” The link between casual sex and mental health was found to be the same for both men and women according to the study published in the Journal of Sex Research.”

Babylonian Health System

Drugs are the heart of the Babylonian Medical System

Drugs are the heart of the Babylonian Medical System

8 Drugs Doctors Won’t Take If they will not take them, you know they are dangerous!

Heart of the Matter Part 1 – Dietary Villains (Video) This is one of the greatest videos that I ever watched about real heart health. It is real doctors destroying the myths of the Babylonians and their system. If you did not believe my reasoning to identify this medical system as the “Babylonian system”, after watching this you will! I am just enthralled about how good and true this video is. For your own health, this is a must to watch. I could watch videos like this all day long.

This is only one of the myths that the Babylonians perpetuate to keep their system going. Most of the Babylonian system is based on myths and lies, and if one follows it, there is a great danger to your health.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D Decreases Pain in Women With Type 2 Diabetes, Depression For some reason, they used Vitamin D2 instead of D3. It is D3 that the body uses. Notice the high concentration of 50,000 IUs for six months! There was no toxicity and all that Babylonian nonsense about overdosing Vitamin D3 is just that, nonsense.

“Researchers in this study tested the efficacy of weekly vitamin D2 supplementation (50,000 IUs) for six months on depression in women with type 2 diabetes. Depression significantly improved following supplementation. In addition, 61 percent of patients reported shooting or burning pain in their legs and feet (neuropathic pain) and 74 percent reported numbness and tingling in their hands, fingers, and legs (sensory pain) at the beginning of the study. Researchers found a significant decrease in neuropathic and sensory pain at three and six months following vitamin D2 supplementation.”

New Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Causes Damage to Brain This vitamin and Omega 3 oils are critical for your brain health.

“Given that vitamin D deficiency is especially widespread among the elderly, we investigated how during aging from middle-age to old-age how low vitamin D affected the oxidative status of the brain,”  “Adequate vitamin D serum levels are necessary to prevent free radical damage in brain and subsequent deleterious consequences.”

Gut Flora

Gut Bacteria May Exacerbate Depression There is a definite link now between the flora in the colon and mental health.

“The digestive tract and the brain are crucially linked, according to mounting evidence showing that diet and gut bacteria are able to influence our behavior, thoughts and mood. Now researchers have found evidence of bacterial translocation, or “leaky gut,” among people with depression.”

Chemotherapy: When Intestinal Bacteria Provide Reinforcement

“Research … has led to a rather surprising discovery on the manner in which cancer chemotherapy treatments act more effectively with the help of the intestinal flora (also known as the intestinal microbiota). Indeed, the researchers have just shown that the efficacy of one of the molecules most often used in chemotherapy relies to an extent on its capacity to mobilize certain bacteria from the intestinal flora toward the bloodstream and lymph nodes. Once inside the lymph nodes, these bacteria stimulate fresh immune defenses which then enhance the body’s ability to fight the malignant tumor.”

Antibiotic Resistance an International Issue; Could Be Addressed With Education  The use of antibiotics destroys your intestinal flora. Antibiotics are not candy and can cause long term health problems. After using antibiotics, immediately begin a course of good probiotics.

“The big problem is the overuse of antibiotics in hospitals and communities because not only can they lead to side effects like rashes and colon damage, one of those side effects is development of multidrug-resistant organisms,”

Testimony

The following is an email I received about Vitamin D3.

“Mr. McTernan I

 have been taking Vit D3 for a couple of years, however when I read of the health benefits on your website I began “boosting” my intake to 10,000 – 12,000 units/day. My doctor ordered a bone density scan fall of last year (prior to me boosting my D3 intake) & was alarmed at my bone loss….in height, I lost 1/2″!

 She request I begin taking Vit D3 & high levels of Calcium. I have yet to find a Calcium supplement that I can take without side effects, but I did increase my D3 after reading your articles.Last week my physician ordered another bone density scan. I received a phone call the next day, which was almost concerning to me. Quite the contrary! My test showed improvement & I was instructed to continue my regiment! I have to say, this personal experience made a believer out of me! I can personally recommend D3 to my friends & have the data to back up my claim!

 Thanks for your help!

 Terry”

Water

Most city tap water now contains chemicals, antibiotics and antidepressants

Most city tap water now contains chemicals, antibiotics and antidepressants

Last Call At The Oasis Part 3 (Video) This is an incredible documentary about the chemicals in the drinking water. For this reason, you MUST have a good home filter.

Only Half of Drugs Removed by Sewage Treatment Our drinking water has now become a witches brew of chemicals and antibiotics.

“The compounds show up in low levels – parts per billion or parts per trillion – but aquatic life and humans aren’t exposed to just one at a time, but a whole mix,” said Antonette Arvai, physical scientist at the International Joint Commission and the lead author of the study. “We need to find which of these chemicals might hurt us.”

Water is the most important substance in the world. This is a link to my website for selling a water machine that includes an excellent filtering system. This is an additional site for more information: Kangen Water. I highly recommend this water system for your health. I have used it for years and it revolutionized my health.

The Oils

Omega-3 Dietary Supplements Pass Blood-Brain Barrier Even the Babylonians now have to admit the benefits of the Omega 3 oils for brain health. If you know anyone with Alzheimer’s get them immediately on the Omega 3 oils!

“Earlier population studies indicate that omega-3 can protect against Alzheimer’s disease, which makes it interesting to study the effects of dietary supplements containing this group of fatty acids in patients who have already developed the disease,” says the study’s lead author Dr Yvonne Freund-Levi.” Moreover, they also found that levels of DHA correlated directly with the degree of change in Alzheimer’s disease and inflammatory markers in the cerebrospinal fluid. Researchers in the field have long been interested in this link between Alzheimer’s disease and inflammation, but attempts to treat the disease using traditional anti-inflammatory drugs have failed to produce any improvements in memory function.”

FDA Sued, Forced to Remove Safety Status on Trans Fats 11/20/13 Finally the truth is getting out that saturated animal fat is NOT dangerous to your health, while the trans fats are deadly! Butter is great for you while margarine is deadly

“Trans fat, found in margarine, vegetable shortening, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils became widely popularized as a “healthier alternative” to saturated animal fats like butter and lard around the mid-1950’s. Its beginnings go back 100 years though, to Proctor & Gamble’s creation of Crisco in 1911.”

Low-Fat Fish Oil Changes Cancer Tissue in Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

“We found that CCP scores were significantly lower in the prostate cancer in men who consumed the low-fat fish oil diet as compare to men who followed a higher fat Western diet,” Aronson said. “We also found that men on the low-fat fish oil diet had reduced blood levels of pro-inflammatory substances that have been associated with cancer.”

Two Exciting Alzheimer’s Advances: A Novel Early Detection Test Using Peanut Butter, and a Study Evaluating Coconut Oil Coconut oil is just amazing for your health

Health

Preterm Birth Linked to Chemicals Found in Personal Products These chemicals can cause SERIOUS health issues. There are great natural cleaners such as hydrogen peroxide which you can use. Make the effort and jettison these chemicals and use

Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development It is shocking to see what happens to the brains of these children.

1 in 10 US Children Diagnosed With ADHD: CDC There was nothing like this years ago. Something radical is happening to cause this in the children.

Alcohol Use Disorders Linked to Death and Disability This was known for years but reenforced once again.

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 a spirit that 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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They are on the way

Era of antibiotics at an end as bacteria out-wit drug companies The superbugs are coming!

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                    3 John 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. 

Please go to God’s Health System and subscribe to receive the updates.

“Always remember that you are in charge of your health and not the doctors. Do not put your life in their hands without first seeking God and His health system.”

Commentary

Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

They are on the way

They are on the way

Era of antibiotics at an end as bacteria out-wit drug companies The superbugs are coming! The Bible is very clear, as the time for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ draws close, that diseases for which there are no cure are going to be unleashed upon the earth. I believe that pestilences are soon going to start and culminate just prior to His return.

Those with a strong immune system and understand God’s health system will be able to resist and overcome pestilences while the others will succumb. I posted tremendous articles about how to boost your immune system. Now is the time to act on it.

If you live within the Babylon Health and Medical System, there is very little chance of surviving a pestilence.

“What’s truly astonishing about this report is that it admits, in effect, that  modern medicine is a failure when it comes to infectious disease. The  whole approach of fighting bugs with isolated chemicals was doomed to fail from  the start, of course, since Mother Nature adapts to chemical threats far more quickly than drug companies can roll out new chemicals.   Included : The top three superbug threats are listed.  Familiarize yourself with these systemic herbal antibiotics. Probiotics offer a solid defense against drug-resistant gut bacteria.  So the first thing everyone should be doing to shield themselves from deadly  infections is to consume probiotics on a regular basis.”

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.

Vitamin D3

Sunshine hormone, vitamin D, may offer hope for treating liver fibrosis Vitamin D3 seems to benefit health on nearly every level. This is the first health item that you need to make sure your body has a sufficient level. This vitamin is the foundation of your health.

Vitamin D supplementation for children with recurrent ear infections You need to make sure that your children have high levels of Vitamin D3, and do not overlook them.

Vitamin D: More may not be better; Benefits in healthy adults wear off at higher doses, research suggests

Gut Flora

Probiotics found to reduce hepatic encephalopathy   Probiotics can significantly reduce development of this notoriously difficult-to-treat disease.

Probiotic Bacteria May Lessen Anxiety and Depression There is now a proven and direct connection between your gut flora and the mind. Problems with the flora can cause depression.

Probiotics prevent diarrhea related to antibiotic use, review shows Everyone taking antibiotics needs to be taking probiotics!!! This is a must and not an option.

“In the short-term, taking probiotics in conjunction with antibiotics appears to be a safe and effective way of preventing diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile infection,”

Gut Reaction: Effect of Diet, Estrogen On Gut Microbiota What you eat and drink has a direct impact on your flora and thus your health. One way to stay out of the hands of the Babylonian doctors is to keep the flora healthy.

Health

Why You Should Avoid Over Exposure to Cell Phones & Wi-Fi  ( See list below)  This is especially important during pregnancy with newborns and children.

This includes:

Wi-Fi routers             Baby monitors             Bluetooth earpieces
Towers             Antennas             Smart boards
Smart meters             Cordless phones             Other wireless devices

“As the expert panel stated, research shows that radiation from cell phones and Wi-Fi has already been shown to cause diminished reaction time in children, decreased motor function, increased distraction, hyperactivity and inability to focus on complex and long-term tasks.”

Nine Types of Cancer are Linked to Cell Phone Use.  Fertility and Sperm Count May Be at Risk.  Read about safety Recommendations for Cell Phone and Wi-Fi Use.

Garden Plants Are Treated with Bee-Killing Pesticides!   Gardner’s beware this article is for you.

Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease: Superantigens produced by staph bacteria.

While Average Lifespans Increase, could 114 be the limit?

“Some argue that extending life will only postpone the inevitable disease and frailty that comes with old age. But if there were an upper bound that is not affected by current longevity trends, then the longest lifespans will not get longer but the period of age-related disease and frailty would be shortened.”

Nutrition

AlzheimerBrain

Alzheimer’s Brain

Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia?  Scientists think slashing calories may combat a host of illnesses including dementia. It is not the calories but the type of calories which are important. By adding cold pressed olive oil and coconut oil to the diet, this greatly protects the brain from dementia.

“But there’s now emerging evidence to show  occasional fasting — which is much more manageable — also carries benefits.  Fasting days involve eating between 500  and 800 calories (the usual daily  intake for a woman is 2,000 calories, for a  man, 2,500). 

This intake appears to cause a drop in levels  of growth-factor, a hormone  linked with cancer and diabetes, as well as a  reduction in ‘bad’ LDL  cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in the  blood.  Suddenly dropping your food intake dramatically  — cutting it by at least half for a day or so — triggers protective processes in  the brain,’ explains Professor Mark Mattson, head of neuroscience at the U.S. National Institute On Ageing.” 

Diet during pregnancy and early life may affect children’s behavior and intelligence

….more on pregnancy and infants

Inside the infant mind: Babies can perform sophisticated analyses of how the physical world should behave

 ” Scientists have found that infants can form surprisingly sophisticated expectations of how novel situations will unfold. And if something does not fit their expectations, an infants’ level of surprise can be measured by how long they look at something: The more unexpected the event, the longer they watch.”

GMOs Found in Martek’s Infant Formula  Great reason to breast feed and become knowledgeable of GMOs and  nutrition facts.

How does pregnancy reduce breast cancer risk? Pregnancy is the number one protection for a woman against breast cancer. This is why it is so dangerous for a woman to abort her first child as she loses this protection from child birth.

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 a spirit that 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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