Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Would you believe...

From my facebook post, 3/23, "Would you believe me if I told you that your body is designed to allow you to live a healthy vibrant existence, to give you 75 to 80 years of good health and vitality? Pretty much ALL of the disease and disability is caused by the actions of mankind unto itself. Not just wars and accidents, but virtually every disease that assails and destroys lives is caused by man's inability to comprehend how to exist within his own environment or how to nourish his own body instead of his own desires. Sounds unreasonable, yet it's all true."

THAT, is, in fact, impossible for humans to believe. Today, we get old, we wear out, we are tired, sick and our systems don't work as they did when we were youthful. Chronic degenerative diseases are common, and instances where we have two, three or more chronic diseases are normal for anyone that is able to live to their fifties or older. Healthy vibrant individuals that live, work and are active to that age and beyond are anomalies.Whereas the percentage of the populace requiring health services to exist has grown, and the age at which those services are now needed has dropped. We as a human population have indeed increased our life expectancy over the last century, however that life is no longer the same quality it once was. Just a personal example here, in 1979 my grandfather at the age of 96 found it difficult to drive anymore so he walked the 8 miles to the nursing home every single day to see his wife who was there because she had fallen and broken a hip. (Well we don't talk about it, but it was probably an accident in the bedroom, they were still very active) It was on one of those walks to the home in the snow that a motorist skidded in the fresh snow and slammed into my grandfather thus sending him into the same room as his wife. At 96, he walked 16 miles a day. Nearly every day. Thirty years ago that story was pretty commonplace, there were a large number of adults that were active, living full rich lives in their retirement years. Today, the largest industry in the country is medical care with nursing homes rapidly rising within that industry to frightening numbers. (Wall Street Journal) In 2003 the medical industry outgrew manufacturing as the leading employer in America. ALL MANUFACTURING. All retail, all customer service, (well most of those jobs are overseas now) and every other industry. Health care.

How did that happen? Believe it or not, I know.

Twenty years ago the CEO of Monsanto gave a speech to industry executives wherein he laid out a program for Monsanto to use its influence techniques with every government in the world with the eventual goal to, rule the world. (Book, Corrupt to the Core) Agriculture corporations in fact do rule the world. Pretty much they have monopolies on seed production and the chemicals used in modern monoculture farming techniques. And the worst part is that governments across the globe have little influence on what they sell, how they sell it, and what damage is done through the use of those products. And there is damage, lots of damage. This is a new video that's out, it's called (Seeds of Death) it will give you an idea as to how much global destruction has already occurred and what to expect in the future. The movie briefly approaches the subject of pesticide usage in the world and how that is one of the many problems with human health today.

I personally believe that it is one of the most important causes of the loss of health and vitality of humans as we age. There is this common concept within the mentality of our government regulators wherein when they are asked to approve any chemical that will be in any food that humans consume that if it is poisonous at a moderately high level of ingestion, then small amounts can't hurt us. That's why there are so many chemical additives to our food supply and so many pesticides sprayed on our foods when they are grown. A little bit won't hurt us. The problem is that anyone eating processed food, drinking modern milk, eating modern meats, is getting a whole lot of little bits of poisons. The human body is indeed a miracle, it can tolerate a lot of stuff, but the sum total of all that gets into our foods causes our bodies to work ever harder to eliminate all of those toxins. The end result is that our bodies have to fight the effects of aging when most of the resources are going to just staying alive and getting rid of the crap in the food we eat. 

Believe it or not, it's not just me saying all this, it's a lot of experts that together are refuting the evidence that the agrigiant corporations present to regulators showing how harmless their products might be. With no actual testing in long term of any animals. 

You are what you eat, Believe it or Not.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Surely all those chemicals in our food are safe, the government approves them. Right?

That simple statement is one that is the most difficult concepts to overcome. It's completely ingrained in the minds of the vast majority of Americans, our government says it's okay, therefore it's safe to eat. 

Americans seem to have short memories. Our leaders lie to us. 

All the time.

Business leaders lie to us.

All the time. 

The media doesn't lie to us, they just don't release stories that give us a true and factual reporting of reality. They can't, six corporations own 98% of all the media available to Americans. They lie by exclusion of facts.

All the time.

We lie to ourselves. 

All the time.

I think it's a safe bet that most Americans never look at the ingredient list on any of the food they consume. Or if they do look, they have no idea what most of the additives are that are listed. Or why they are even in their food. They are listed, so they must be safe. Our government says so. 

Our federal government has a small bureau that is charged with overseeing the safety of the food supply here in America. The FDA. The FDA has a list called EAFUS. It stands for Everything Added to Food in the United States. Right now, the list has over 10,000 entries. There are 700 of those entries that are listed by another government bureau that is charged with overseeing the safety of Americans in a slightly different manner, that one is called the EPA. Part of the job of the EPA is to determine what chemicals used by industry here in the United States that might be harmful to the citizenry. And they test those chemicals to determine how toxic they are and give rules regarding working conditions, usage, disposal rules and the big one, just what happens when humans are exposed to those chemicals. Those 700 chemicals in the EPA database are listed as Class I or Class II carcinogens. Some are even given this designation "Approved for NON-Food Use". Those specific chemicals may indeed have specific industrial applications, it's just that they are toxic enough that they should not be in food. And yet, the FDA lists them on the EAFUS. (One Example click here)

One of them is lying.

But then, aren't they all?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

All Natural Artificial Sweeteners, to the Rescue Once Again, they are the Perfect Insecticide

I think that most people know about the lies, oops, sorry, the marketing ploy used by so many food manufacturers with the use of the words "ALL NATURAL" to label their products. The wondrous FDA doesn't really care one way or another if any food product is labeled as such or not, and also they don't care what's in the food product once it is labeled that way. The FDA actually believe that consumers read every single word on the ingredients lists printed right on the packages of food products and understand the science behind all of the ingredients that most, well nearly ALL, consumers are unable to pronounce. And the FDA is insistent that food manufacturers print nearly all of the unpronounceable ingredients that they throw into our foods, they just don't really care one way or another as to whether those unpronounceable ingredients are safe or not.

That's kind of a bureaucratic anomaly now isn't it?

I personally think it is. The FDA requires that if the finished product contains less than one percent of any ingredient that has been added to the mix, then it isn't required to be listed on the label. If any ingredient added has a somewhat checkered past and was manufactured in huge or not so huge, laboratories using techniques that make old Doc Frankenstein look like Old MacDonald; well that's quite fine with our protector of our food supply as well. And it is even perfectly fine to label the stuff as being "ALL NATURAL" regardless of what chemicals, solvents, and crap is used to process the stuff. More than one percent of the total, than list it on the label, and it is up to the consumer to understand what that ingredient is.

I've turned my attention to some products that fit into this description in the past. Artificial sweeteners have elicited my wrath in the past, (Sweeteners) and with good reason. Some of the new ones have huge patents on file and the processes to manufacture them involve all kinds of toxic chemicals with the Coke patent for their stevia condensate having over forty steps using some very nasty stuff. But, the finished product, "ALL NATURAL"  And of course, a great insecticide as well.

Yep. I know that Sucralose, or Splenda is closely related to DDT, but now the most popular ALL NATURAL non-nutritive sweetener in use today has been found to be an exceptional, bug killer. A new study is out about erythritol, one of the many sugar alcohols that the food industry has embraced as wondrous and non-nutritive. Well they have found that 85% is excreted unchanged within 72 hours of ingestion. Therefore the assumption is that it is non-nutritive. The math doesn't exactly work out but for those making tons of money on the stuff, it seems to. However those same wall street fat cats can't hide the results of the newest study detailing just how wondrous their ALL NATURAL sweetener is at killing insects. That is just what everyone wants now isn't if, bug killers in their drinks. (Sugar Alcohol as bug killer)  Well, it's your health, I warned you. So many of the deleterious effects of the FDA allowed poisons in our food supply are cumulative and will only show up after a few years of consuming them. 

Or who knows, maybe that's why long term degenerative diseases are on the rise here in America where so much of our food is processed and "ALL NATURAL"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Good vs Bad, and time changes all views

Perspective. How we look at the industry of science and medicine changes with time. It only makes sense, as we learn more about what it is we do, we begin to better understand how the human body really works and how the things in our environment, both artificially made and natural, affect us individually as well as humanity as a whole. Let me illustrate this point by telling you about one of modern medicine's greatest inventions, the X-ray. When introduced, it was indeed a miracle. Doctors used it with no regard to safety, as at that time there were no concerns that X-rays could in any way be dangerous. In fact at one time shoe stores had X-ray machines in them where you could put on a pair of shoes and get a clear X-ray image of how well the new shoes fit your feet. Alas, as all too often occurs, medical mentality was alerted to the rather nasty side effects of harmful X-rays. A million or so cases of cancer, degenerative bone and organ disorders and science came to the rescue and declared that the miracle X-rays were in fact, not the panacea for medical diagnosis as they thought. The medical industry was in fact, wrong. Good became Bad, and time changed the views of the industry and eventually the mindset of the public. It isn't the only case
When your child is sick and has a fever, give them aspirin.

Butter is bad for your heart. Margarine and man made trans fats are healthy

With their high cholesterol you should only eat eggs rarely

If you're anxious or nervous, take Thalidomide, it's safe

When you have an ulcer eat bland food

Low fat diets will help you lose weight

Drink plenty of milk for strong healthy bones.

Every one of these has been proven wrong with new research. The perception of the masses is changing, albeit slowly. Aspirin when given to children runs the risk of inducing a condition known as Reye's Syndrome. Butter is one of the healthiest fats there is, well, good organic butter is. Nearly a century of science telling us that trans fats are good for us is slowly ending, the FDA hasn't banned trans fats, but now admits they are not as healthy as once believed to be. Eggs are no longer considered to be demons in a shell, they have won back their status as healthy alternative sources of protein. Well, pasture raised organic eggs are, CAFO mass production eggs are anything but healthy. Thalidomide was one of those oops moments in medical history with a few thousand birth defects and other problems. Ulcers are now known to be caused by a bacterial infection, eating foods with capsaicin or any other spice has no effect on them. A low fat diet has been shown to be unhealthy in many studies, however it is one of the more persistent fallacies of the medical community indoctrination. Milk has been repeatedly shown to be unhealthy, damaging to bone health and the cause of arthritis and a number of degenerative diseases. This one claim is the most difficult perception to change as it is so ingrained in the modern human populations by industry advertising and medical education. (MILK info)

How do you try and defeat decades of what has always been assumed to be common sense? Concepts that are fed to us daily in mass advertising campaigns, and told to us as being gospel truths by doctors and force fed to our children in schools.

This indeed is the most difficult thing to do. Ansel Keys back in the fifties did a study on a number of specific population groups and their particular diets. He wanted to prove something, so he took the seven groups that the evidence agreed with his concept (totally ignoring the other 22 groups) and published his very skewed and very poorly correlated findings. That finding, saturated fat was bad and caused heart disease. Every other medical professional took that finding as gospel and that's why margarine and trans fats became the huge industry they became. That's how the system works. Getting rid of that perception is unbelievably difficult. We KNOW that trans fats are unhealthy for humans, science has irrefutable proof. Go to the dairy aisle in your local grocer and look at how many types of margarine are offered for sale. That perception still persists today as evidenced by the huge numbers of products containing trans fats not just there in the dairy aisle, but everywhere else in the store. The stuff is in everything, from Oreos to breads to coffee creamer to virtually all fried foods to crackers to microwave popcorn to, well, you get the idea. Most processed food has added trans fats to increase flavor desirability and increase shelf life.

Vaccines are safe and save lives.

In 2012 the EU ECDC reported that 612 humans from age 7 to age 69 died after getting the flu vaccine. Only 300 died after contracting the actual flu or with any of its complications. In the US the FDA has established the VAERS to track any adverse events related to any vaccine. In 2013 there were 92,000 adverse events with over 300 deaths reported from flu vaccines. The CDC estimates that only four percent of adverse events get reported to the VAERS. In 2012 the Vaccine Court paid out 2.6 billion dollars for vaccine injuries.

Perception. Reality. Science. Money. All of these things are interdependent.

The few things listed here are just a minute number of those misconceptions that have occurred, and medical science along with the manufacturers of products shown to be harmful; have together worked hard to ingrain those perceptions into the minds of the human population. Some times we get lucky and find out what aspirin causes. And X-rays, and everything else that when introduced to the world has been touted as the wondrous panacea to end all of our suffering and make our lives better, longer, stronger, thinner and so so so many other claims.

 Not everything is as it seems according to those that make money on your health and well being. I'm not against vaccination, I'm against the way in which vaccines are now manufactured in this country.

Not everyone sees things the way I do. To them, I say, just once, just this one time, do a little research and just try being informed, instead of just opinionated. Go get an X-ray, they won't hurt you. And smoke a Camel, more doctors do.