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Microwaves: Personal Radiation Ovens

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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

By Georgann:

This is the most crucial information I’ve come across. I’ve changed my dietary habits to consume coconut oil daily, I’ve added certain vitamins such as 10,000 daily units of D3 made only from lanolin, and I’ve even added supplements for my dog. But nothing has come close to the importance of the information and the change to my life that this lead report has instigated.

I recently had a propane leak, which necessitated shutting down my stove until repairs are completed. During this time I have used my microwave even for tea, because it was the only way to heat anything, including water. But once I read this article, I unplugged the microwave and I’ve resorted to bottled tea and coffee, along with carry out food.

With microwaved water - 7 day test

With microwaved water – 7 day test

That doesn’t completely protect me from microwave danger, (despite Gordon Ramsay’s campaign to convince restaurants that the cardboard taste the ovens produce are largely responsible for the failure of so many new eating establishments) since most restaurants use them in conjunction with packaged, processed, chemicalized food  But even my take away has consisted of things unlikely to be cooked in that manner. I’ve been that careful since I was made aware of the dangers. That should provide some indication of how much I found that not only disturbed me. but downright frightened me into immediately discontinuing the use of mine, despite the present inconvenience.

Two facts from the report made me think twice, even before I learned of the dangerous effects on health. First, the Nazis were the ones who discovered microwaves could be used for cooking and who produced the first ovens for “convenience”. Second, after bringing home a large amount of records relating to the testing of these new marvels, along with some of the ovens themselves, the Soviets totally outlawed them in 1976.

Our own government found the same, but instead of outlawing them like the Soviets did,  the ovens were heavily promoted to consumers as we were told they were safe. Recently our government has found even more uses for microwaves, some involving cell towers. Given their secrecy on these new microwave uses, learning about the hidden reports after WWII didn’t really surprise me though.

See our 666 Surveillance System blog post, Google ‘Nearby’: Infiltration of Every Aspect of Your Life for more articles about microwaves and a clearer discussion of what those uses are.

Health

Your microwave really should be called a radiation oven

Your microwave really should be called a radiation oven

Radiation Ovens: The Proven Dangers of Microwaves  While parts of this report are fairly technical in explaining what microwaves are and how they work, in general it is an important one to read because it provides crucial info that we’re not being given elsewhere. There have been a few published reports and studies which warn consumers never to heat a baby bottle in a microwave, for instance. Although they cite dangers like having the baby scalded or having the bottle explode, the reports also note that the chemicals used to make formula are changed by the microwave process until they create toxins which can be deadly. If the waves change the chemicals in formula to that extent, of course they will do the same thing to the chemicals found in any processed food.

Blood for transfusions no longer is warmed in microwaves because of a lawsuit over the death of a patient who died from a transfusion of “heated” blood, which no longer was compatible with the human body. In general, microwaves weaken cell membranes, making them susceptible to fungi, infections, viruses and other microorganisms. Cells in people who consumed microwaved food and drink produced the poisons hydrogen peroxide and carbon monoxide as waste instead of carbon dioxide and water as they are supposed to.

In addition, virtually all microwaves leak, despite assurances that they seal tightly to protect us from radiation. Numerous studies have found greatly increased cancer rates through regular ingestion of microwaved food and virtually all food, once microwaved, contained carcinogens. And if this isn’t enough, microwaving destroys the nutrient value of food, despite claims that it is different from irradiating.

The article asks some basic questions that we all should have asked long before now:

Is it possible that millions of people are ignorantly sacrificing their health in exchange for the convenience of microwave ovens? Why did the Soviet Union ban the use of microwave ovens in 1976? Who invented microwave ovens, and why? The answers to these questions may shock you into throwing your microwave oven in the trash.

In general, people believe that whatever a microwave oven does to foods cooked in it doesn’t have any negative effect on either the food or them. Of course, if microwave ovens were really harmful, our government would never allow them on the market, would they? Would they?

The purpose of this report is to show proof – evidence – that microwave cooking is not natural, nor healthy, and is far more dangerous to the human body than anyone could imagine. However, the microwave oven manufacturers, Washington City politics, and plain old human nature are suppressing the facts and evidence.

Radiation causes ionization, which is what occurs when a neutral atom gains or loses electrons. In simpler terms, a microwave oven decays and changes the molecular structure of the food by the process of radiation. Had the manufacturers accurately called them “radiation ovens”, it’s doubtful they would have ever sold one, but that’s exactly what a microwave oven is.

One short-term study found significant and disturbing changes in the blood of individuals consuming microwaved milk and vegetables. Eight volunteers ate various combinations of the same foods cooked different ways. All foods that were processed through the microwave ovens caused changes in the blood of the volunteers. Hemoglobin levels decreased and over all white cell levels and cholesterol levels increased. Lymphocytes decreased.

Nutrition

High Fructose Corn Syrup will make this a frequent occurrence

High Fructose Corn Syrup will make this a frequent occurrence

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup  Most of the soft drinks and juices produced contain high fructose corn syrup. In fact, use of this product has increased until it comprises 40% of sweetener used today. But it’s not just used in drinks. If you read labels, you’ll be astounded at the foods which contain HFCS. Bakery goods, canned fruits, and typically sweet products like jams, pancake syrup and candy. But what’s astounding is how many products that aren’t sweet contain it. Items like condiments, sauces, dressings, breads, dairy products and many others suddenly contain this ubiquitous ingredient.

Manufacturers use it because it’s 2.3 times sweeter than sugar and it costs much less to make. But if you think that it doesn’t make much difference to you which they use as long as things taste good and are less expensive, think again. It is costing you far more than you know.

Sugar causes the body to create insulin which allows cells to use the glucose for energy. But HFCS has more fructose (even the name, high fructose corn syrup is a giveaway to the difference) which the body can’t process for energy, so instead it stores this as fat. Eating products with HFCS is akin to padding your body with extra fat every time you eat.

Another difference between glucose and fructose is in their affect on appetite. Glucose causes us to release chemicals that tell us we’re satisfied; fructose does not. Because of that we never get the signal that we’re full when we eat products with HFCS so we continue to be hungry and to eat without restraint.

HFCS is made from genetically modified organisms as well, (GMOs) which have deleterious effects on the human body. It was developed “40 years ago as a cheaper, sweeter substitute for sugar. Human beings simply don’t have the tools to convert HFCS into usable energy.” It was created with profit, not health, in mind. This substance is directly responsible for the epidemic of obesity which is overtaking the country.

For the sake of your waistline as well as your health, begin to check ingredients carefully if you don’t already do so. Resolve to buy items that don’t contain this substance. If that isn’t feasible, then limit your use of that particular item as much as possible. It’s getting more difficult by the week to find foods without HFCS, but it’s worth the extra effort to avoid it as much as you can.

How To Build a Strong Immune System  This is so good and comprehensive that I was tempted to copy almost all of the article. But rather than do that, I’ll just recommend that you take time to not only look at this page, but to learn what’s on some of the lists on it. Specifically, the most common toxins that we need to avoid to stay healthy is one such list. But this explains what our immune system does, how we weaken it and what we can do to strengthen it.  Everyone should spend time studying the info on this page.

“In most cases, the immune system tends to be strongest when we have removed the accumulation of toxins, yeast, bacteria, drugs and the like from our cells AND restored the vitamins and minerals by eating nutrient dense whole, real food.

A vigilant immune system is the body’s protective barrier against infections and damage from invading bacteria, viruses, yeast, toxins and cancer cells. Your immune system includes your bone marrow, thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, adenoids and appendix.

We do not have to live with our “yearly” colds, flu’s, viral infections and the like. With a strong immune system our body can do what it was designed to do naturally…i.e. defend itself against viruses, cancer cells, bacteria, common colds and keep our body detoxified.

Our immune system is directly affected by what we eat, drink, breathe and put on our skin. The poorer the diet, the GREATER AMOUNT OF TOXINS ACCUMULATE IN OUR BODY, and the more susceptible we are to infections, viruses and cancer. Our body is designed to process, metabolize and clear toxins naturally. However, we live in a world where the amount of toxins we take in daily far exceed anything this planet has ever seen before.

Toxins are generally stored in body fat. Many of them bio-accumulate, (which means an increase in the concentration) and remain in the body tissues and organs for years, and as a result, have a cumulative effect.

The body’s immune system does not respond well to drugs. Antibiotics tend to suppress the immune system when used long term.”

Iodine Research: Resource Network of The Iodine Movement  This is a good site for some basic, scientific information on our need for iodine. A particularly helpful page on this site lists the protocols for fighting cancer. There also is a video that gives information on recent research findings concerning iodine.

“The Iodine Protocol from the 2007 Iodine Conference

  • 50 mg Iodoral minimum for breast cancer (may start with 12.5 mg). Some practitioners may recommend Lugol’s solution. Iodoral is the Lugol’s formula in tablet form designed to avoid gastric irritation. Both Lugol’s and Iodoral contain both iodine and iodide.
  • Vitamin C – 3,000 mg per day (more may be necessary to detox bromide).
  • 300-600 mg magnesium oxide (some Iodine Investigation Project participants prefer magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate.)
  • 200 mcg selenium. The selenomethionine version is preferred by many.
  • 500 mg niacin (B3) twice a day (NOT niacinamide). Start lower to avoid flush.
  • 100 mg Vitamin B2 three times a day. The exact B2 and B3 formulas are combined and available online in one product as the “ATP Cofactors.”
  • A comprehensive vitamin and nutrition program.”

Sugar harms the brain

Sugar harms the brain

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic  There seem to be an increasing number of studies that target sugar as a cause or a contributing factor in numerous health problems. This is especially true since the white, granulated table sugar we’re all familiar with is now made mostly from genetically modified sugar beets. The latest link is between sugar and Alzheimer’s.

If you love sugar but want to avoid some of the health risks, there are a couple of alternatives you can use. Raw honey has benefits all its own. Raw cane sugar is more expensive but readily available in most supermarkets. It has a light brown color and not only is it made from a natural crop, it doesn’t have the bleach that white sugar does, something which is a clear benefit. It is a bit coarser but it tastes just the same as traditional white sugar. There are other natural alternatives like stevia as well. Just don’t go for aspartame or brands like Nutra-sweet, Equal or Splendid. They are many times worse than even GMO white sugar because of how they’re made and what they’re created from.

  • One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer
  • A growing body of research suggests there’s a powerful connection between your diet and your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes
  • Recent research shows that sugar and other carbohydrates can disrupt your brain function even if you’re not diabetic or have any signs of dementia
  • Long-term, sugar can contribute to the shrinking of your hippocampus, which is a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The researchers propose that lowering glucose levels, even if they’re within the “normal” range, may have a positive influence on cognition in older people”

Babylonian Health System

You can keep your doctor?

You can keep your doctor?

Some ObamaCare patients refused by doctors

“News of doctors refusing people with health insurance purchased from exchanges has been reported on NPR, The Daily Caller and elsewhere. The issue is that ObamaCare plans pay so little that physicians and doctors say they can’t accept patients with those types of plans.

“Because of the lower reimbursement rates, some insurance industry officials began calling the ObamaCare exchange plans Medicaid-plus at the time when they debuted in the marketplaces or exchanges….” Manning says this is especially a problem for private practices.“Doctors who work in larger provider groups or hospital settings may not notice this as acutely as doctors who own their own private practices, because those physicians are also operating as small businessmen,” she says. “So they see the backside of this equation. When ObamaCare limits the ability of insurance companies to rate their products according to risk, those insurance companies have to do something else to balance out the equation.”

What insurance companies are doing is limiting the number of doctors they include in a network and offering lower reimbursement rates to those doctors.”

News of doctors refusing people with health insurance purchased from exchanges has been reported on NPR, The Daily Caller and elsewhere. The issue is that ObamaCare plans pay so little that physicians and doctors say they can’t accept patients with those types of plans. – See more at: http://onenewsnow.com/business/2014/08/07/some-obamacare-patients-refused-by-doctors#.U-PkZGOv9CQ

CDC director warns of ‘post-antibiotic era’  Overuse of antibiotics is leading to an increasing number of drug resistant pathogens. Studies have found that one-third of all antibiotics dispensed in this country are “unnecessary or inappropriate.” If the trend continues, we may eventually live in a world where antibiotics no longer stop infection, a world similar to the one that existed before antibiotics were discovered.

Even though Congress has passed incentives for drug companies to develop new types of antibiotics, the industry is not following through because it runs on a profit model, and antibiotics cure people. They prefer to develop and market drugs that are needed for chronic conditions, where the consumer will use a drug long-term.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the government needs to take immediate action before we live in a world where life-saving antibiotics are no longer effective.

“Every day we delay it becomes harder and more expensive to fix this problem,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden Tuesday.

Frieden says the healthcare system needs to improve how it detects patients with drug-resistant infections, controls the spread of such infections, prevents them from happening in the first place and incentivizes drugmakers to develop new antibiotics.

“We talk about the pre-antibiotic era and the antibiotic era; if we’re not careful we will soon be in the post-antibiotic era,” he said. “And, in fact, for some patients and some pathogens we’re already there.

”The CDC is launching a new system this week that lets hospitals track all the antibiotics dispensed and look at real-time patterns of antibiotic resistance, so doctors can narrow down which antibiotics are most likely to work.

Frieden warns that 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant infections annually.”

Prescription Drugs

Pets

Do dogs understand us? Audie does - his expressions say it all.

Do dogs understand us? Audie does – his expressions say it all.

Doctor Claims That Dogs Understand What Humans Say To Them

Dr. Greg Berns of Emory University wants to prove that a dog really does understand what its owner is saying to them.

“The more I study dogs and the more I study their brains, the more similarities I see to human brains,” Berns told WGCL-TV. “They are intelligent, they are emotional, and they’ve been ignored in terms of research and understanding how they think. Berns uses an MRI to test a dog’s brain.

“So, we’ve done experiments where we present odors to the dogs and these are things like the scent of other people in their house, the scent of other dogs in the house, as well as strange people and strange dogs,” Berns said. “And so what we found in that experiment is that the dogs reward processing center, so basically the part of the brain that is kind of the positive anticipation of things responds particularly strongly to the scent of their human.”

“Currently, we are trying to understand what dogs perceive about the world,” Berns told WGCL. “You know, what do they see when they see humans, dogs, other animals, cars, etc.”

Miscellaneous

Declining intelligence in old age linked to visual processing speed

“Age-related declines in intelligence are strongly related to declines on a very simple task of visual perception speed, researchers report in Cell Press journal Current Biology (open access) on August 4.

The evidence comes from experiments in which researchers showed 600 healthy older people very brief flashes of one of two shapes on a screen and measured the time it took each of them to reliably tell one from the other.

“As this basic ability declines with age, so too does intelligence. The typical person who has better-preserved complex thinking skills in older age tends to be someone who can accumulate information quickly from a fleeting glance.”

Previous studies had shown that smarter people, as measured by standard IQ tests, tend to be better at discerning the difference between two briefly presented shapes….

The results provide evidence that the slowing of simple, visual decision-making processes might be part of what underlies declines in the complex decision making that we recognize as general intelligence.”

Homemade bug repellent

Homemade bug repellent

3 Secrets to Beat Mosquitoes  This headline and the one below on ice cream sandwiches are short videos on the Weather Channel which have some interesting information.

Beat the bite: Mosquito repellents that work  This interesting article from “Purdue News” clearly demonstrates the logic and method of the Babylonian health system. Mixed in with interesting facts like only female mosquitoes bite, or bug lights are ineffective for mosquitoes, is an attempt at reassuring the public about wearing pesticide as a repellant.

“The best bets for mosquito protection, he said, are repellents registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as pesticides. Registration ensures a regulated level of safety, testing and effectiveness. Consumers should check for an EPA registration number on the label of insect repellents.

…Deet is one of the most effective insect repellent ingredients on the market. Based on extensive toxicity testing, the EPA recently concluded that the normal use of Deet does not present a health concern to the general population. There had been reports that Deet could cause skin and central nervous system problems when applied directly to the skin. Purdue’s entomology department encourages closely following label instructions on repellents that contain Deet. The experts recommend using Deet because of its high effectiveness, but using products that contain smaller concentrations of Deet — 20 percent to 30 percent — and applying the repellent to clothing rather than directly to skin.”

Mosquito bite remedies

Mosquito bite remedies

Does this sound as much like doubletalk to you as it does to me? Why put it on clothing instead of skin if it’s safe? And pesticides that need registered with the EPA because they’re dangerous may be fine for use in swamp areas or somewhere that the health risks of mosquitoes outweigh the danger to people from use of the chemicals, but the human body isn’t one of those areas.

Other interesting facts? Wearing dark clothing will cause more bites because you’ll sweat more in dark clothes since they absorb sunlight, and mosquitoes are attracted to body odor.

This Sandwich WON’T Melt  This is the Weather Channel video mentioned above. This report should encourage everyone to actually read the ingredients in the food you’re purchasing.

Video: Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich won’t melt in 80 degree heat  This is another test of Walmart Great Value “ice cream sandwiches” and the fact that they don’t melt – despite 24 hours on a counter in the Weather Channel video. But Walmart has an explanation. They claim that ice cream with higher amounts of cream take longer to melt. Over twenty-four hours? Isn’t that a bit ridiculous as an explanation? But on to the second test:

Melting ice cream

Melting ice cream

“Dan puts the sammy on a plate in the sun, and a highly scientific clip-art image tells us that the temperature is 78 degrees. 20 minutes later, the temperature has risen to 80 degrees and the dessert is still 95% in-tact. There’s a little bit of bowing around the edges of the white, frothy “ice cream” filling, but overall this thing appears to have been engineered in a military research lab.

35 minutes into the experiment, Dan compares the Walmart sandwich to a scoop of Blue Bunny ice cream that has melting into a puddle on its plate. It really is a testament to the “Great Value” of this cookie-cream concoction — why pay for ice cream that doesn’t last two minutes when you can have a Twinkie-grade treat that will last for years in your backyard time capsule?

After the full hour, some clear, undetermined moisture has begun to seep out of the bowels of the “ice cream,” and Dan seems satisfied that his hypothesis has been proven correct.

“I don’t like it,” he says. Me neither, Dan. Me neither.”

Mom and newborn baby

Mom and newborn baby

Effects of frigid winter weather on the population  Okay, this isn’t really a health issue in the usual sense and it may only be a local phenomenon. This report is from my home area of western Pennsylvania, though there may be similar stories wherever the polar vortex was felt last winter. But it was big news here, with every hospital reporting the same trend. And with so much coming out about what’s bad, from GMO food to microwaves to cell phones, it seemed time to celebrate some good news, especially when it results from an event we view as undesirable. That’s one of God’s trademarks, turning evil so that it unwittingly is used by Him for good. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

“Oh baby! The polar vortex has created a baby boom in Pittsburgh.

August is usually a popular month anyway for babies, but this year, even more so.

Doctors said people wanted to stay inside during the frigid nights, and that’s now showing up in the delivery room.

“There’s nothing else to do. What else are you going to do in the winter time? We watch TV, drink some wine and the next thing you know, nine months later, we have another baby coming,” said father Ryan Addeo.

West Penn Hospital expects a 20 to 30 percent increase in deliveries this summer.

“It has been very busy here lately,” said Dr. Paul Weinbaum…”

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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Vitamin B6 : Vital for Life

For Whom Does the FDA Work and What Are They Trying To Do To Vitamin B Access?

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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

Who do you think the FDA is in bed with?

Whom do you think the FDA is in bed with?

Most Americans believe the FDA is there to protect them from quack remedies, dangerous foods and risky pharmaceuticals. Their primary duty is supposed to be toward the consumers who can’t protect themselves from deceptive claims and dangerous substances in food or medications. But does it really work that way? Are they looking out for Americans’ health before anything else?

There is one major problem with how the system is set up. The FDA, like any other government agency, has as its primary mission its own survival. Budget cuts can threaten the jobs of workers at the agency, so the most crucial aspect of their existence is ensuring that they remain funded. Unfortunately, the way it is structured currently, much of their operating budget comes from fees paid by drug companies during the drug approval process. That automatically gives the agency a bias toward those who are, in effect, paying their salaries.

When it comes to a choice between Big Pharma and average consumers, who do you think gets the most protection? And if drug companies are worried about shrinking profits as their patents on certain drugs expire, what better way to retain profits than to take generally used substances, especially those everyone needs for life, and get the FDA to declare them to be drugs, subject to the approval process. That limits their future availability to the market and essentially grants a patent to a drug manufacturer for that substance. It’s bad enough when a supplement or food is helpful for certain conditions, but when it is necessary to maintain life, the drug company has a captive consumer base.

That is what’s happening more and more at the FDA, as funding is cut further each year. Below are articles discussing this trend and focusing on specific tricks that are being used to keep vital information from the public (such as the health benefits of cherries) and to grant exclusive rights to necessary nutrients (like two separate B vitamins) to drug manufacturers, in order to maintain their profit levels. There are links for you to complain to the FDA about this practice, and to weigh in on proposals for those two B vitamins before they are removed from over the counter and made into drugs requiring a prescription. This affects us all, so we hope you’ll take action with us and let the FDA know Americans are watching them closely.

Babylonian Health System

Whom Does the FDA Work For? This article focuses on colchicine, the active compound in an herbal healer which relieved back pain for 92% of those who tried it. It also was effective in treating gout, but it now has been banned by the FDA so that a pharmaceutical company could make a patented copycat drug. Even if you have neither of these ailments, this article is very important because it exemplifies what is happening across the board to remedies that have been safely used for a hundred years or more. It also contains information on their plan to limit vitamin B6 or P5P because of a drug company proposal.

Increasingly, the FDA is banning natural supplements to make way for drug manufacturers, who don’t realize enough profit once their patents expire. To offset that, they’re turning to natural substances and combining them with other drugs or making patentable formulations of the natural remedies, meaning they have the exclusive right to distribute what once were cheap, effective remedies. As a result, the cost for these remedies are going through the roof, making them unaffordable for some users.

This has forced some users into a subsidized drug program, which means that while drug companies still make their profits, that profit comes from taxpayers. The cost of colchicine has risen from $.09 per pill to $4.85 per pill because of this move. As a practical matter, that means the monthly cost for an average user has risen from $6 to $300. Aside from that, combining these supplements with other drugs means users must take drugs which may be unnecessary to get the original substance.

The article also points to foods formerly considered as such and the rush to reclassify them as drugs for the same purpose. 

“For example, cherries and cherry extract have also been found to be a remarkably effective treatment for gout, among other inflammatory conditions. But when cherry marketers and growers cited peer-reviewed scientific research on the health benefits of cherries—FDA shut them down, insisting that this made cherries a drug.

A 1999 peer-reviewed report in the Journal of Natural Products published by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, concluded that tart cherries may relieve pain better than aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. Other research also indicates that a diet rich in cherries reduces total cholesterol by 11%.

When cherry growers began to cite the scientific research, the FDA sent a warning letter to twenty-nine companies that market cherries, threatening regulatory action if they did not remove the scientific information regarding the anti-inflammatory properties of cherries from their websites. The FDA declared cherries had become “drugs” once health claims for a disease were associated with the product. If producers wanted to make health claims, they would have to take cherries through the drug approval process, at vast cost, and with no potential return, since the product could not be patented.”

When drug company reps have nightmares

When drug company reps have nightmares

This is occurring with increasing frequency because much of the FDA’s budget comes directly from drug manufacturers through the drug approval process, so they are protecting the claims and the profits of those manufacturers, regardless of the hardship this causes consumers. Forty percent of their budget is from this source which pits the agency directly against the consumers they’re supposed to protect.

The drug industry has been using a number of strategies to retain their profits including this FDA connection. These include paying other companies to prevent them from making generic alternatives, pushing newer drugs which offer the same benefit as older drugs and reverse payments.

That’s why these three articles on the FDA are so important. All relate to forms of vitamin B which are absolutely necessary for life and which are currently available as low cost supplements. The FDA has plans to remove both vitamin B6 (P5P) and folate from the market, and license them to drug manufacturers for use in proprietary formulas. That would take them out of reach of everyone who needs these vitamins, and that means all of us.

Both this article and the article on the SSRI/Folate Connection (below) have links at the bottom of their individual pages for you to take action and complain about the proposed changes to limit your access to different B vitamins. Just go to each article and click on the “Take Action” button. If enough of us do so, we can head off their plan.

Vitamin B6 – Vital for Life

Vitamin B6 (P5P)  This is a brief update to the article above, discussing the plan to remove B6 (P5P) from the marketplace.

“Human beings cannot live without vitamin B-6. It is also important for the prevention of cancer and the prevention and treatment of seizures, anemia, mental disorders including schizophrenia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions. Its effect on carpal tunnel can seem almost miraculous.

A natural form of the vitamin, Pyridoxamine, was recently yanked off the market by the FDA. Why? Because a pharmaceutical company, BioStratum, wanted sole use of pyridoxamine in a drug, a drug which may or may not ever appear. The company filed a so-called citizens petition and the FDA agreed, notwithstanding protests from ANH-USA, other organizations, and thousands of citizens. You might ask: how can Pharma take a supplement off the market and claim exclusive use of it as a prescription drug? The FDA does not presently feel obligated to answer this question.

Unfortunately, this isn’t all the bad news about vitamin B6. All forms of B-6, natural or synthetic, must be converted to P5P, another natural form, for the body to use it.

Another drug company, Medicure Pharma, wants sole use of P5P and so has petitioned the FDA to ban its use as a supplement as well.

Medicure has yet to market a drug made from P5P, but wants the ban to take place now. And never mind that any individual unable to convert synthetic B6 to P5P would have to rely solely on Medicure’s product to stay alive.

The FDA has not yet responded to Medicure’s petition. We have asked you in the past to send a message to the FDA and Congress protesting Medicure’s P5P grab, and the time has come to send some more messages. So if you haven’t sent in a message to the FDA and Congress yet, or even if you have, please send one today.”

Folate Caplets

Folate Caplets

The SSRI/Folate Connection: Why Big Pharma May Want to Monopolize the B Vitamin You Can’t Live Without

“If you missed our urgent Action Alert on the attempt to ban folate from dietary supplements, please take action now!

 

Last week we told you about FDA’s sneak attack on folate, the B9 vitamin essential to human life. This week, we tell you why the drug industry may want folate all to itself: it could be a ploy to make billions on a new, patented SSRI/folate combo drug.

As clinicians learn more about genetic defects in the genes responsible for the fifteen or so enzymes needed to convert folic acid to the reduced forms of folate the body can use, drug companies have been dreaming of the billions they’d make by turning folate into an expensive patented drug. Now it looks like the FDA is trying to hand it to them on a silver platter.

Much of the population benefits from taking folate—as distinguished from folic acid—in dietary supplements. There are two key things to bear in mind: how much dietary folate you consume, and how much active folate you have available.

If most of your folate is coming from folic acid supplements rather than from food, you may still be gravely folate deficient because of the big variations in how efficiently folic acid is converted to the bioactive form in different people…. Unmetabolized folic acid, as it turns out, is an emerging risk factor linked to increased risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Researchers have also found a strong link between folate deficiency and depression. This is particularly interesting when you consider research showing that 70% of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) carry the MTHFR mutation.

Taking an old drug, combining it with another ingredient, and convincing the FDA to grant a monopoly on the “new” combo drug is a well-known Pharma trick….

URGENT Action Alert! The FDA must not be allowed to implement this change in its Supplement Facts rules. It will in effect ban the natural B vitamin folate and require supplement producers to use only the synthetic, oxidized form of folate, folic acid. Consumers who are less able to convert folic acid to the safe, reduced forms including the bioactive folate (5-MTHF) our bodies so badly need will have no choice but to use the drug version or die. Send your message to the FDA today, and tell them not to turn a critical, natural B vitamin into a drug through bureaucratic labeling sleight-of-hand!”

Nutrition

Watercress rates #1 for overall nutrient levels

Watercress rates #1 for overall nutrient levels

Watercress gets perfect score of 100 in study that ranks foods by nutrient levels  In a study that examined overall levels of key nutrients, watercress took the number one place among healthy fruits and vegetables. Rather than examining the foods for high levels of a specific nutrient, the study looked at levels of all nutrients important for health found in each fruit or vegetable. The study rated levels of “folate, vitamin D, vitamin A, potassium and protein, based on the assumption of a 2,000-calorie per day diet, and took into consideration the daily requirements of such nutrients.”

“It’s easy to understand that watercress tops this list. Weight for weight, there is more vitamin C in watercress than in an orange, and it also has more calcium than milk and more folate than a banana (2). One bowl of watercress (about 80 grams) has about 42 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 50 mg of vitamin C (3).

Its high vitamin C content may play a role in staving off cancerous tumors, as can its folate levels. In fact, it’s been shown that folate consumption can help with breast cancer in particular; one study showed there to be a 22% reduction in breast cancers for women who consumed folate over a 10-year period.”

Probiotics

Cultured berries are easy to make at home

Cultured berries are easy to make at home

Lacto-fermented berries  Fermented berries are easy to make at home and they’ll stay good for up to 2 months in your refrigerator. Choose any berry or combination of them (except strawberries, which are too acidic to ferment properly). Add a few ingredients such as honey and sea salt, then let sit for a day or two – no cooking is necessary. The recipe is in this article.

“Adding fermented foods to your diet has many benefits. Fermented foods have increased vitamins and enzymes, are easier to digest, increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut and can help your immune system. What a great way to keep healthy this winter!!!

Culturing your own fruits and vegetables at home is a very cost effective way of getting probiotics into your diet. Plus, it is fun! Like a science experiment on your kitchen counter.

There are so many uses for cultured berries. Here are some of my favorites…

Smoothies, Over yogurt, cereal, ice cream, In a juice, Make a yogurt popsicle, Make a sauce (mush the berries or puree them) for pancakes, crepes, waffles, custards. Use your imagination!”

Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study

“Scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics for thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. This new findingis a step forward on the fight against Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is closely related to obesity and diabetes.”

Health

On the link between periodontitis and atherosclerosis

“Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A new study reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity.”

Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

Physicians seeing increase in brown recluse spider bites  Medical toxicologists are seeing more patients suffering from brown recluse spider bites this summer. The bites have two components, a cutaneous lesion and systemic symptoms which occur less frequently after a bite.

The symptoms following a bite include fever, rash, muscle pain and hemolysis (red blood cell breakdown) which makes a bite especially dangerous for children. Because of that, it is recommended that all children under 12 have a urine test for hemoglobin in the blood, (which indicates hemolysis) after a bite. Adults do not need a urine test unless the other symptoms of fever, rash or muscle pain are present. If none of the symptoms are present, ice is a better treatment than ointments or antibiotics. If any of the symptoms listed above occur, a doctor should be seen immediately.

“The brown recluse spider, also known as the violin spider, is usually between 6-20 mm. It is typically light to medium brown but can range in color from cream-colored to dark brown or blackish gray. It has six eyes instead of eight and can be identified by the violin-shaped marking on its back.

Spider venom reveals new secret: Once injected into a bite wound, venom of brown recluse spider causes unexpected reaction  Brown recluse spiders, part of the genus Loxosceles, produce a different chemical in their venom than was formerly believed. The discovery could lead to a better understanding of why the bites cause blackened, necrotic lesions or very harmful systemic reactions in certain people, and could lead to new treatments. People living in Arizona will find this especially interesting, since there are more of this genus there than anywhere else in the world, although the spiders are found throughout the continental US.

Although known as a poisonous spider, only about one person of every five years dies from a bite, although less severe but still serious effects are not uncommon. However, many bites are minor enough that the person doesn’t realize he has been bitten. Scientists still don’t know why certain people have such severe reactions to the bite, but they have determined that this newly discovered protein is behind it.

For those who do have a reaction to the venom, the most common response is inflammation that after one to two days can develop into a dark lesion surrounding the bite site. The blackening, or necrosis, of the skin is dead skin cells, evidence of the immune system’s efforts to prevent spread of the toxin by preventing blood flow to the affected area.

“Our bodies are basically committing tissue suicide,” Binford said. “That can be very minor to pretty major, like losing a big chunk of skin. The only treatment in that case is usually to have a skin graft done by a plastic surgeon.”

“If it goes systemic, then it can cause destruction of blood cells and various other effects that can in extreme cases lead to death by kidney failure or renal failure,” Cordes said.

Pet Health

Audie loves a game of water fetch!

Audie loves a game of water fetch!

Splash! 5 Must Read Water Safety Tips For Pets  While summer can be a fun time for both dogs and owners, there are some important safety tips to keep in mind if your outing includes time at the pool or beach. Here’s my take on the tips. First, while we think that all dogs instinctively can swim, that isn’t the case. Just as children need some encouragement and training, so too do certain dogs. My golden retriever Audie, for example, loves to swim now, but as a young dog he feared going out where he no longer could touch bottom. It was only when I went into the water with him and encouraged him to come that he was willing to try his skill at dog paddling in deeper water.

If you’re taking your dog in a boat, be sure to purchase a canine life preserver and strap it on him snugly so that it can’t come loose. Swimming in deeper water is one thing but trying to make it back to shore from a great distance after an accident is altogether different.

1. Not All Dogs Are Good Swimmers 
2. Use A Life Jacket & Preserver
3. Keep Your Pup Close
4. It’s Hot!
5. Water Can Be Dangerous

 

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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An Old Time Food For a Healthy New Body

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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 human body has over 100 trillion bacteria which need to be kept in balance. Antibiotics, diet, fluoridated water and our western lifestyle have wreaked havoc on the beneficial bacteria that naturally are present in our system to aid digestion. While antibiotics kill the bacteria that cause infection and make us sick, they also kill the good bacteria that we must have. More people are learning this every day and as a result, common knowledge now says that we should eat yogurt after taking a course of antibiotics. But is that enough?

While foods created from a culture, like yogurt, can help, they aren’t enough. That’s especially true because some popular brands actually contain more sugar than anything else, so that you aren’t even getting those good bacteria. When looking for yogurt, be sure that you get the most natural form possible, and that it actually contains probiotics like acidophilus. Yet even the best brands don’t provide nearly enough to compensate for what that course of antibiotics will have destroyed. 

So to supplement, bottled probiotics are becoming more popular. But all of the probiotics on the market are not the same. Some have only a few of the needed types of bacteria; others have very low levels of good bacteria in them. As a general rule, if they look like a bargain, they probably aren’t. And check expiration dates carefully. While most things don’t actually go bad by the date printed on the label. that’s not true of probiotics because they are live organisms. By the way, your cats and dogs have the same problem if they’ve taken antibiotics. Most like a little yogurt occasionally, but there also are a number of probiotics specifically designed for each species made by companies like Purina, Dr. Goodpet, and others, available at little cost.

But there’s something that’s much better than the best bottled probiotics. It’s a food that was much more common for past generations, and our ancestors made it in a way that maximized its beneficial effect. That food is fermented sauerkraut. The article below notes that the best results are obtained by making it yourself because the overcooked, pasteurized, sterile forms we purchase today have removed much of those beneficial bacteria just by the way it’s made and packaged. Making your own sauerkraut isn’t hard, and it’s one of the best, yet least expensive steps you can take to radically improve your health.

Noah and Lionel enjoy the marvelous taste of barrel cured sauerkraut

Noah and Lionel enjoy the marvelous taste of barrel cured sauerkraut

Making your own has another benefit also – taste. In the 1951 Cary Grant movie, “People Will Talk” Noah Praetorius (Grant), a man who was considered an old-fashioned country doctor even then, is sitting in the kitchen with his best friend eating sauerkraut. He laments, “Sauerkraut belongs in a barrel, not a can. Our American mania for sterile packages has removed the flavor from most of our foods. Butter is no longer sold out of wooden tubs, and a whole generation thinks butter tastes like paper. There was never a perfume like an old time grocery store. Now they smell like drug stores, which don’t even smell like drug stores anymore.” 

The film not only highlights some old fashioned values, it’s fun. And it makes one yearn for the days when sauerkraut in barrels, sauerkraut that tastes like the real thing, was common. Clicking on the title, above, will take you to a site where you can watch this film (and others) online simply by registering your email, then signing in each time you watch. But some evening, instead of sitting back watching this wonderful old film with a bowl of popcorn, try a bowl of homemade sauerkraut instead. Your body & soul both will benefit.

Probiotics

Sauerkraut - Trillions of probiotics in every mouthful!

Fermented Sauerkraut – Trillions of probiotics in every mouthful!

Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics  But there is a source of natural probiotics which is far superior to even the best capsules on the market, and that food is fermented sauerkraut. It is especially beneficial when it is homemade and eaten on a daily basis because of the lack of pasteurization, which means it contains many more beneficial bacteria than commercially processed forms and the fermentation makes it “highly bioavailable to the body.”

Every mouthful contains trillions of good microbes which will “kill pathogens in the gut and restore the beneficial flora.” Eating sauerkraut frequently is one of the best things you can do for your health. Recipes for making it are included in the article. Just make certain that you use organic cabbage shredded very finely when making your own.

“Some of the nutritive benefits of sauerkraut include:

• Vitamin B1, B6, B9, C and K
• Manganese, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron
• A great source of dietary fiber
• An excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients
• Rich in indole-3-carbinol (a known cancer fighter and toxin remover)

A 4-6-ounce serving of homemade sauerkraut that was recently analyzed in a lab showed that it contained literally 10 trillion bacteria! To provide perspective, 2 ounces of raw sauerkraut made at home had more probiotics than a 100-count bottle of probiotic capsules. To look at it another way, 16 ounces (2 cups) of sauerkraut is equal to eight bottles of probiotics! Even one of the more popular and potent brands of probiotics “only” provide 50 billion active bacteria in a 3.5-ounce bottle.”

Feds keeping people sick: The Vitamin D story  Exclusive: Dr. Lee Hieb explains how medical ‘consensus’ robs patients of their health

It's advisable to take 10,000 units of D3 daily

It’s advisable to take 10,000 units of D3 daily

“Studies showing beneficial effects of high vitamin D levels are quite convincing. They not only show a correlation between low Vitamin D blood levels and the problem, but show improvement in the disease or prevention of the condition when levels are raised up through supplementation.

As an example, it has been shown in the laboratory that heart muscle does not contract well unless adequate Vitamin D is present.But to achieve the positive effects seen in many diseases, blood levels need to be in the range of 50 to 100 ng/dl, not the 20 ng/dl that laboratories report as the lowest range of “normal” (how labs determine “normal” is the subject of another column). Specifically in the case of breast cancer, if one achieves blood levels above 55 ng/dl, the risk of breast cancer is diminished 85 percent.

It is the observation of many, many practicing clinicians that 1) most patients test in the low 20s, and 2) 400 iu of Vitamin D a day – the government recommended daily allowance doesn’t raise the levels at all. Studies of equatorial inhabitants demonstrate that some of the longest-lived people on the planet obtain 30,000-40,000 iu of Vitamin D (specifically D3) a day from the sunlight – nature’s source of the vitamin. Given that, it is not suprising that supplementing 10,000 iu a day of Vitamin D3 has been shown to have no adverse effects.

 I for one take 10,000 units of Vitamin D3 a day. I have done so for over 7 years, and my levels of 55 ng/dl are barely in the optimal range of 50-100ng/dl. I recommend the same to all my patients. But I must warn them that the government, via the Institute of Medicine and the FDA, disagree and believe people should take only 600-800 iu a day.

 

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression, Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Breast Cancer

 “It has become abundantly clear that vitamin D deficiency is a growing epidemic across the world and could be contributing to hundreds of common health problems. In fact, correcting your vitamin D deficiency may cut your risk of dying from any cause by 50 percent, according to one analysis.

If this sounds too incredible to be true, consider that vitamin D influences nearly 3,000 of your 24,000 genes. This occurs via vitamin D receptors, which can be found throughout your body, and should come as no great surprise given that humans evolved in the sun.

Just one example of an important gene that vitamin D up-regulates is your ability to fight infections and chronic inflammation. It also produces over 200 anti-microbial peptides, the most important of which is cathelicidin, a naturally-occurring broad-spectrum antibiotic.

This is one of the explanations for why vitamin D is so effective against colds and influenza.

According to a January 2013 press release by Orthomolecular Medicine,1 there are now 33,800 medical papers with vitamin D in the title or abstract, and this veritable mountain of research shows that vitamin D has far-reaching benefits to your physical and mental health. Such research has shown that vitamin D can improve:”

Coconut Oil

The Tree of Life, healthwise

The Tree of Life, health-wise

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) The Tree of Life  This is a post from the Coconut Research Center on the uses of coconut, particularly the oil, which provides incredible health benefits. It breaks down the uses for coconut oil in both traditional and modern medicine and lists all of the ailments for which coconut oil is useful. In addition, it addresses the false claim that coconut oil is unhealthy because it is a saturated fat as it provides accurate information about dietary fats.

Because the list of conditions for which coconut oil is helpful is so extensive, I’d recommend that everyone check out this site and the article linked here.

“Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.” Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut’s amazing healing powers.”

Nutrition

Top 10 Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told  This is a great article that covers common beliefs about nutrition. While I’ve only listed the fallacies here, the articles explains why each of these beliefs is inaccurate and what you should be doing instead.

Lie #1: Breakfast Is the Healthiest Meal of the Day, and You Should Eat Many Small Meals a Day

Lie #2: Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease

Lie #3: High Omega-6 Seed and Vegetable Oils Are Good for You

Lie #4: Artificial Sweeteners Are Safe Sugar Replacements for Diabetics, and Help Promote Weight Loss

Lie #5: Soy Is a Health Food

Lie #6: Whole Grains Are Good for Everyone

Lie #7: Genetically Engineered Foods Are Safe and Comparable to Conventional Foods

Lie #8: Eggs Are Bad for Your Heart

Lie #9: Low-Fat Foods Prevent Obesity and Heart Disease

Lie #10: Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories

pineapple chunks

Pineapple is a natural cough suppressant

Pineapple found to be five times more effective than cough syrup   When combined with other ingredients pineapple has been shown to relieve those suffering from hacking coughs and tuberculosis. The fruit is effective as a natural cough suppressant because it contains bromelain, an enzyme which fights inflammation and and is an aid to digestion. It also is rich in manganese, which aids in forming connective tissue and improves nerve function. All of this aids in fighting coughs and in lessening mucus build-up. It also is high in vitamin C which helps build immune functioning, helping to prevent colds and flu.

“In one case, it was shown that a mixture of raw pineapple juice, raw honey, cayenne pepper and salt helped dissolve the mucus in the lungs of tuberculosis patients. (1) In another instance, researchers found that the raw extracts from pineapple had the ability to decrease mucus five times faster than over-the-counter cough syrup and help patients recover 4.8 times faster. (1) Overall, the fruit was found to offer relief across the board when it came to coughing symptoms, hacking in particular.”

It also assists in arthritis relief, in fighting breast, throat and mouth cancer, in managing blood pressure, and as we noted in an earlier post, in weight loss by speeding up metabolism.

Health

Junk food, antibiotics cause Crohn’s disease rates to triple among young persons    Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes it, in the UK consumption of junk food and widespread antibiotic use are being blamed. Yet American doctors are adamant that diet and emotional stress are not the cause. They maintain that genetic predisposition, an overactive immune system responding to intestinal viruses or bacteria is probably responsible. Because of that belief, treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, not curing the disease.

Junk Food Encoded in Children’s DNA and Beyond:  New study ponders impact of Western food and GMOs on posterity’s genes…  It has been discovered that a “poorly trained immune system” can be passed genetically on to offspring as can a preference for junk food. The recent study came to some conclusions which should raise concern, not only for ourselves but for future generations who are being impacted by our choices.

While a properly functioning immune system can be transmitted to children, if the mother has an imbalance of bacteria in the gut, that too can be passed on to her children. That will lead to weakened immune systems in the children and increased risk for allergies and other diseases.

“What is perhaps of larger concern is that the harmful effects of diet can actually stretch across generations. A mother’s diet may potentially shape her child’s flavor preferences even before birth, potentially skewing their palette towards anything from vegetables to sugary sweets in ways that could influence subsequent propensity for obesity and/or unhealthy dieting. In addition, children inherent their microbiome from their mother mostly through parturition but also during breast-feeding and development until the bacterial balance matures around to four years of age.

Later, while the study definitely doesn’t condemn the genetic modification of food crops, major concern surrounds the inflammatory effects of certain Bt pesticide-resistant varieties and its potential genetic impact on gut bacteria, and perhaps that issue being passed on. They point out that it would be hard to fully determine since patent laws bar independent study without permission, and the potential for evidence suppression and conflict of interest on the word of biotech companies is a possibility. Indeed.”

FDA              food inspector

FDA food inspector

As Food Imports Increase, FDA Can’t Keep Up with Inspections Only 1 to 2 percent of food imported into the US is physically inspected each year. That is very troubling considering that much of the sold and food eaten here increasingly is from international sources. Because of that, the nation is more at risk for outbreaks of food-borne illnesses than ever before since virtually none of that imported food is being inspected. In 2011 the Food Safety Modernization Act was passed to address these problems but as yet, none of it has been implemented due to funding problems. Fifteen percent of our diet is imported from overseas and half of all winter fruits and vegetables originate outside the US. Even worse is the fact that almost all seafood is caught in non-US waters.

Part of the problem is the global economy. There are:

“130,000 export facilities in 150 countries to check on. The agency often inspects foreign processing plants only after there has been shown to be a problem with the product.”

While horror stories are beginning to make their way into news reports, few people know the extent of the problem and how dangerous the problem is. If they did, more would demand better funding and inspection procedures, or they would insist that food imports be limited.

“In India, Moon Fishery India Pvt. Ltd was found to be running a truly horrible operation, replete with “water tanks rife with microbiological contamination, rusty carving knives, peeling paint above the work area, unsanitary bathrooms and an ice machine covered with insects and ‘apparent bird feces,’” FairWarning and INN reported. The company’s exports to the U.S. were halted.

But by then tainted food had already reached the U.S., causing a salmonella outbreak that sickened 425 people, hospitalizing 55, in 28 states and the District of Columbia.”

If you eat seafood you need to see this video. But you should be warned, it was from a 2007 report. In the last 7 years, the situation has worsened so that almost all seafood now is imported and virtually none of it is inspected.

Taking your dog to work can reduce stress for everyone     Taking your dog to work can reduce stress for everyone there

Taking your dog to work can reduce stress for everyone there

Benefits of Taking Fido to Work May Not Be Far ‘Fetched’

A Virginia Commonwealth University study found that having employees’ dogs in the workplace reduces stress and has a positive impact on all employees, not just on the dogs’ owners. Job satisfaction rose even among those who weren’t dog owners. At the North Carolina business where the week long study took place, 20-30 dogs are a regular feature of the work environment. Stress levels were measured through surveys and through objective indicators such as saliva samples.

“Stress is a major contributor to employee absenteeism, morale and burnout and results in significant loss of productivity and resources. But a preliminary study, published in the March issue of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, found that dogs in the workplace may buffer the impact of stress during the workday for their owners and make the job more satisfying for those with whom they come into contact.

“Dogs in the workplace can make a positive difference,” he said. “The differences in perceived stress between days the dog was present and absent were significant. The employees as a whole had higher job satisfaction than industry norms.”

Pet presence may serve as a low-cost, wellness intervention readily available to many organizations and may enhance organizational satisfaction and perceptions of support. Of course, it is important to have policies in place to ensure only friendly, clean and well-behaved pets are present in the workplace,” he said.”

Prescription Drugs

*UPDATE*

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes  Research indicates that children may be predisposed to develop type 2 diabetes and obesity later, if their mothers took antidepressants while pregnant. Up to 20% of pregnant women are being prescribed these drugs at present. The study linked fluoxetine (or fluoride, see our post “Escape from Antidepressants” for more info on the dangers of these drugs). One in five American women suffer from depression during pregnancy and are prescribed antidepressant medication.

“While it is known that these drugs can increase the risk of obesity in adults, it is unknown whether a woman’s antidepressant use during pregnancy increases the risk of metabolic disturbances in her children…”

“We have demonstrated for the first time in an animal model that maternal use of a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, resulted in increased fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver of the adult offspring, raising new concerns about the long-term metabolic complications in children born to women who take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy….”

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: 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.

Keep Canines Cool: Don’t Leave Dogs in Hot Cars!Sign the personal pledge to raise awareness and act when pets are at risk.  This site has info on how dangerous hot cars are for dogs, and it contains a link to sign a personal pledge to protect your own pet and to assist any dogs you may see suffering in a hot car.

Dog Care: Protect Pets From Summer Scorchers  This article by the American Animal Hospital Association covers care for pets in hot weather, both inside and out of cars. It has a number of tips for making sure you dog enjoys the warm weather with you for a long time. Tips include making sure your pet has plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times, limiting exercise when it’s very hot and providing adequate shelter. That includes ensuring your pet can retreat to the shade when it’s sunny because it’s even easier for him to overheat in direct sunlight than it is for you. Finally, watch for these symptoms and take steps immediately should there be a problem despite your precautions:

If your pet is panting, has a staring or anxious expression, does not obey commands, has warm, dry skin and a high fever, rapid heartbeat, or is vomiting, lower the body temperature quickly with cool water – either by immersion or by spraying thoroughly with a garden hose. Call your veterinarian immediately.

Conclusion

It’s important for us to think of our pets and provide the best care we can for them. They are created by God and given to us as gifts that add to our enjoyment of life, and in addition, they demonstrate many traits that reflect their divine origin. We can learn a great deal from them and God uses them in many ways. But because they are dependent on us, He has given us the task of caring for them properly. In the summer, our responsibilities increase because of their susceptibility to heat. But bearing a few simple rules in mind will make the season enjoyable both for you and your pets.

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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Would you eat a stack of 16 sugar cubes?

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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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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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