Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Teach every child about food


Jamie Oliver: Chef, activist

Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children.


Why you should listen to him:


'Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he was a child working in his father's pub-restaurant. He showed not only a precocious culinary talent but also a passion for creating (and talking about) fresh, honest, delicious food. In the past decade, the shaggy-haired "Naked Chef" of late-'90s BBC2 has built a worldwide media conglomerate of TV shows, books, cookware and magazines, all based on a formula of simple, unpretentious food that invites everyone to get busy in the kitchen. And as much as his cooking is generous, so is his business model -- his Fifteen Foundation, for instance, trains young chefs from challenged backgrounds to run four of his restaurants.'

'Now, Oliver is using his fame and charm to bring attention to the changes that Brits and Americans need to make in their lifestyles and diet. Campaigns such as Jamie's School Dinner, Ministry of Food and Food Revolution USA combine Oliver’s culinary tools, cookbooks and television, with serious activism and community organizing -- to create change on both the individual and governmental level.'

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Editor's Note: We agree with Jamie's core message that it's imperative to teach children about real food and about how to cook real food. However, we think factory milk is toxic regardless of sugar content and it's absurd to pressure the fast food industry into promoting healthy food. It's an oxymoron.

Nevertheless, we think Jamie's basic premise is sound even though some of his strategies are questionable and his nutritional perspective can border on superficial. On the other hand, his presentation, is geared to the uninitiated -- those who are still eating fake food that includes: fast food, and grocery store, factory produced, chemically laced food that's rich in toxins and nutritionally depleted. We applaud Jamie's sincere effort in trying to lift people out of the corrupt, disease producing, corporate, non-food matrix via education and inspiration. We look forward to hearing more from Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution! The 'Revolution' is in the kitchen! Plant an organic garden and start cooking.




Medical Fascism Alert: New Bill Seeks to Ban Consumer Access to Dietary Supplements



'A bill has been introduced to the Senate that would drive up the cost of dietary supplements and restrict your access to them. This bill seeks to give the FDA arbitrary control over what supplements you are allowed to have.

This bill proposes to squander tax revenue, while burdening the private sector with oppressive laws that will hinder scientific advances and increase costs. The net effect will be to take away your free access to dietary supplements.

Pharmaceutical interests are obviously behind this latest effort to legislatively force more Americans towards expensive prescription drugs and away from natural ways of preventing degenerative disease.'

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U.S. Government Panel Now Pushing 'Flu Vaccinations For All!' No Exceptions...


Medical Fascism Alert: What's Next -- Mandatory Flu Vaccinations?

'A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had gradually been expanding its recommendation for flu shots - 85 percent of Americans were already included. On Wednesday, the panel voted to recommend a seasonal flu vaccination for everyone except babies younger than 6 months and those with egg allergies or other unusual conditions.

The panel's recommendation now goes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC usually follows the panel's advice and spreads the message to doctors and hospitals across the country.'

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Maximizing Poison Potential: Advisory Panel Calls for Flu Vaccine for Everybody

'ACIP members also said that the universal recommendation would assure Americans that the nation's public health experts (or biggest drug pushers) are fully confident in the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine -- particularly the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. If you believe that, I have a nice water front property in the desert to sell you.'

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Hemp a Superior Source of Protein

By: Greg Ciola

Health Truth Revealed

'The most popular proteins on the market today are derived from milk and soybeans. A little investigative research into milk production and soy protein derivatives will make anyone who is health conscious stop and ask some serious questions concerning their use. From milk we get whey protein and various forms of casein. From soybeans we get soy protein concentrate and soy protein isolate. These particular proteins are found in thousands of consumable items through the mass retail market and health food industry. Check out the labels of the largest branded products and you’ll likely come across either some form of milk protein or soy protein on the label.


It isn’t hard to make a case about why hemp blows these protein sources away. Look at what has happened to dairy production throughout this country. Many cows are fed a diet of grains, which in a majority of cases have been genetically engineered grains. Cows weren’t designed to eat grains in compact feed lots. The best source of food for cows is grass and they were designed to graze in wide open fields for this grass. It’s a proven fact that grain-fed cows aren’t as healthy as grass-fed cows. They become sick much easier and don’t produce as a high quality milk.


Many cows are also injected with Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone known as rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin) or rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). Estimates are that 30-40% of America’s dairy cows receive this genetically engineered injection. While Monsanto tries to state that this hormone doesn’t affect the milk, why are so many kids reaching puberty at a much younger age? Most of them have been raised on a diet of dairy or soy or a combination of the two.


Did you know that the largest percentage of antibiotic drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies go to treat farm animals? Whether its cows, chickens, sheep or pigs; antibiotics are given to farm animals quite frequently. The health condition of these animals is horrendous in many cases. All of these drugs have a negative effect on their overall health and the products they produce. I heard the statement years ago and it makes a lot of sense: “Sick animals make sick people.”


Then there’s pasteurization process. When milk is pasteurized it kills off the beneficial bacteria and enzymes present in raw milk. Pasteurization takes milk and changes it into something unnatural. After pasteurization the milk is processed further by putting it through an extraction process to obtain various proteins. Then it is spray dried into a powder. This is where whey and casein come from and this is what is used in so many protein powders, diet products and nutritional bars so popular today. That’s not the way God designed our bodies to get protein. They also weren’t designed to process massive quantities of this protein like so many bodybuilders, athletes, and dieters feel they need to maintain or grow muscle or burn body fat. Too much protein in the body can cause mineral depletion and acidity. The battle for health is over pH. You want to stay on the alkaline side.


The argument against soy is just as convincing. Approximately 90% of the soy products on the market today have come from genetically engineered soybeans. Monsanto has the soybean business locked up. Even if the soybeans weren’t genetically engineered, the main problem with soy is that the body cannot break it down effectively unless the beans are fermented first. The fermentation process releases the enzymes so your body can utilize the nutrients. Soy should not be eaten unless it is 100% organic and in a fermented form. There are all sorts of health problems associated with soy that raise serious health alarms.


Soy protein isolate and concentrate are a highly processed version of soybeans that aren’t natural. In an interview I conducted several years ago with Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of the book “Soy – The Dark Side Of America’s Favorite Health Food”, she stated the following:

“These products can only be made in chemical factories, not kitchens. There’s nothing natural about them. The complicated, high tech procedures leave many toxic and carcinogenic residues such as lysinoalanines and nitrosamines. Vitamin, mineral and protein quality are all sacrificed. Soy protein isolates may even increase the requirements for vitamins E, K, D and B12. Animal studies show that phosphorous is poorly utilized and that deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, molybdenum, copper, iron and especially zinc are common. SPI is also more deficient in the sulfur-containing amino acids than other soy protein products and this dramatically affects skin and hair health. Soy protein also causes a major problem with excessive female hormones.”


Then there’s the whole “soy is good for you” health claim that has infected the nutritional supplement industry with lies. In that same interview with Dr. Daniel she commented on this aspect:

“As for scientists who are not being funded by the soy industry, they have reported adverse effects from soy foods for many years. We have thousands of epidemiological, laboratory and clinical studies showing adverse effects. Leading scientists from the FDA’s own Laboratory of Toxicological Research spoke out strongly against the heart disease and soy protein health claim approved by the FDA in 1999. The British Committee on Toxicity has expressed serious reservations about health claims made for the plant estrogens in soy protein. The British Dietetic Association has strongly warned parents and pediatricians of the dangers of soy formula. So have many other independent organizations, scientists and other researchers.”


When taking these things into consideration, it’s not difficult to see why hemp seed protein is a far superior source of protein. Hemp protein is a source of easily digestible, mineral rich, gluten free protein. It is minimally processed and provides users a wide range of health benefits. Hemp’s overall protein content is 34.6% which is very close to soy. Hemp is a healthy alternative for people who have allergies or are sensitive to dairy, nut, grain and soy-based beverages.


Hemp protein is abundant in Omega 3, 6 & 9 oils. Hemp protein can supply any diet with a vegetarian source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, chlorophyll and a complete, balanced gluten-free source of essential amino acids. An important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, and the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cystein, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes in the body.
The nutritional information booklet published by Manitoba Harvest, one of the world’s leading hemp food suppliers has some excellent information on hemp protein.'


“Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branch-chain amino acids that are crucial in the repair and growth of lean body mass, making a hemp protein shake after a workout a worthwhile investment. Almost two-thirds of hemp protein is made up of edestin, a globulin protein found only in hemp seeds. This makes hemp the superior source for this protein in the plant kingdom. Edestin is a type of plant protein that is similar to protein found in the human body, and thus is perfectly suited to aid in meeting the body’s cellular needs such as DNA repair. Since much of hemp’s protein resembles that found in human blood, hemp protein is very easily digested and assimilated. In addition, one-third of hemp’s protein is albumin, another high quality globulin protein found in egg whites.”




FDA Raids Amish Farm for Raw Milk

Beware! Amish Raw Milk Terrorists Threaten USA...

'The FDA Gestapo's real mission is to stomp out 'Health Freedom' in America -- under the guise of 'PROTECTION' and 'SAFETY,' of course. In reality the FDA operates as a fascist, 'profit-protection-racket' for Big Pharma and Big Agribusiness.'

--Health Maven

'The FDA will spare no one in their zealous protection of your safety. Apparently, those seemingly harmless Amish people are really dangerous. They must be. What other reason could there be for raiding an Amish farm for the—Gulp! Horrible crime of raw milk! Run for the hills! Those Amish folk just may have the ultimate weapon.'

''Joking aside, the FDA really did try to raid an Amish farm for raw dairy. Rather than retelling the tale, here it is as first told by Deborah Stockton:

'In what used to be a free country it seems the FDA even want the Amish to stop drinking raw milk. In a total disregard for his health freedom, agents of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came onto the property of Amish farmer Dan Allgyer, without permission, claiming to be conducting an investigation gents Joshua Schafer and Deborah Haney, from the Delaware FDA office, drove past Allgyer’s "No Trespassing" signs and up his driveway almost to his barn, where Allgyer happened to be outside.


'Allgyer approached the car, the agents got out and Allgyer asked them why they were there. They produced a piece of paper, asked Allgyer if he was Dan Allgyer, which Allgyer confirmed, asked him his middle initial and phone number, entered the information on the paper, told Allgyer they were there to do an inspection and started reading the paper to him, saying it gave them jurisdiction to be there.'


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How to Escape the American Murder Association: Simple Steps to Avoid Cancer



'One of the most unfortunate developments in modern healthcare is that the practice of medicine has become the business of medicine. The goal is not to make people healthy. It is to make a profit.

“Modern medicine” has little interest in preventing disease, because there is little profit in it. That is why virtually the entire system is based on “managing” and “treating” illness, rather than preventing it in the first place.

And nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to cancer…'


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Big Pharma Manufactured: A Nation of Drugstore Addicts


'In the United States, abuse of prescription drugs "is now the second most important drug abuse issue after cannabis," it said, with 6.2 million people hooked on them in 2008.'

'"Abuse of such drugs has been spreading over the world in recent years," said Hamid Ghodse, director of the International Center for Drug Policy at St George's University in London and one of the report's authors. "It needs to be tackled urgently."

Ghodse said it was difficult to get comprehensive data on the abuse of pharmaceuticals, which he described as a "hidden problem," but in Germany, for example, an estimated 1.4 to 1.9 million people were addicted to prescription drugs.'


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What is Killing American Babies?

'Only one major country has a higher infant death rate than the USA. What a disgrace.'


'Thanks to very ambitious pharmaceutical companies, with the help of pediatricians, the American government and schools across the country, the USA has produced the most highly vaccinated infants in the world. We give American babies up to three times the vaccines as other first-world countries.

'While we have earned a "blue ribbon" for our vaccine rates, we are close to earning the "booby prize" in another category that should devastate every parent in the country. Since implementation of the CDC mass vaccine program we have gone from about 2-3 to about 41-42 on the international infant mortality list. Yes, this means that a high rate of American infants never live to see toddler hood.'

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Radical Homemaking: Why Both Men and Women Should Get Back In the Kitchen

A glance into America’s past suggests that homemaking could play a big part in addressing the ecological, economic and social crises of our present time.


'Long before we could pronounce Betty Friedan’s last name, Americans from my generation felt her impact. Many of us born in the mid-1970s learned from our parents and our teachers that women no longer needed to stay home, that there were professional opportunities awaiting us.


'In my own school experience, homemaking, like farming, gained a reputation as a vocation for the scholastically impaired. Those of us with academic promise learned that we could do whatever we put our minds to, whether it was conquering the world or saving the world. I was personally interested in saving the world. That path eventually led me to conclude that homemaking would play a major role toward achieving that goal.'



Photo: John Wise.

'My own farming background led me to pursue advanced degrees in the field of sustainable agriculture, with a powerful interest in the local food movement. By the time my Ph.D. was conferred, I was married, and I was in a state of confusion. The more I understood about the importance of small farms and the nutritional, ecological, and social value of local food, the more I questioned the value of a 9-to-5 job.'


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We Need To Stop Circumcision

Circumcision is a form of sexual abuse whether it's done to girls or boys!

Circumcision - Just say NO! Part 1



Circumcision - Just say NO! Part 2




by Christiane Northrup, MD

'In the weeks ahead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are likely to publish a recommendation that all infant boys undergo circumcision. This is a huge mistake. Circumcision is an unnecessary procedure that is painful and can lead to complications, including death. No organization in the world currently recommends this. Why should we routinely remove normal, functioning tissue from the genitals of little boys within days of their birth?

The vast majority of the world's men, including most Europeans and Scandinavians, are uncircumcised. And before 1900, circumcision was virtually nonexistent in the United States as well--except for Jewish and Muslim people, who've been performing circumcisions for thousands of years for religious reasons. Believe it or not, circumcision was introduced in English-speaking countries in the late 1800s to control or prevent masturbation, similar to the way that female circumcision--the removal of the clitoris and labia--was promoted and continues to be advocated in some Muslim and African countries to control women's sexuality.'


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More Resources: DOCTORS OPPOSING CIRCUMCISION (D.O.C.)

Intact America: Say No to Circumcision!





HOW TO ‘ERADICATE’ A DISEASE


… HEY, PRESTO – CHANGE ITS NAME

We are told that polio has been ‘beaten’ in most countries by a vaccine when all they have done is given the symptoms other names. Staggering, yes, but true

Hey, Rotary International. What are you doing supporting this scam? Get informed


Excerpt FromThe David Icke Newsletter


All these scams and others caused the official figures for polio to fall dramatically and the credit was given to the vaccine when, in truth, cases of infantile paralysis were actually growing rapidly – doubling between 1957 and 1959.

Dr Bernard Greenberg, head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina, told a Congressional hearing in 1962 that infantile paralysis cases had increased after the introduction of the vaccine by 50 per cent from 1957 to 1958, and by 80 per cent from 1958 to 1959.

Infantile paralysis is today known as Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) and while America has been declared ‘polio free’ many thousands every year contract Acute Flaccid Paralysis – polio under another name.

Also there are thousands of cases a year in the United States of Guillian-Barré syndrome (re-designated polio) and the same with aseptic meningitis (re-designated polio). Then there are the thousands in America alone every year who contract a condition known as ‘West Nile Fever’ which can cause ‘a polio-like syndrome with paralysis and impaired breathing’.

The pre-1957 definition of polio would today be recording many more cases than were seen during the epidemics of the 1950s which were supposed to have been eradicated by a vaccine that doesn’t work, not least because polio is not caused by a virus - it is caused by pesticides and other toxins.

Young child with Polio

Same symptoms – different name.

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Healthy Homemade Granola


By Jon Janaka, Yoga+

'Yogis and doctors agree: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is literally the breaking of the fast we have observed overnight. By morning the body is ready for nourishment -and if we skip or skimp on it, both our emotions and our appetites can run rampant.

In the language of ayurveda, skipping breakfast disturbs sadhaka pitta, a subtle energy that governs the emotions, filling us with joy and contentment when it’s in balance, or impatience and irritability when it’s not. On a physical level, a neglected digestive fire (jathar agni) creates an acidic imbalance in the stomach and tempts us to overeat later on. So start your day off right with a breakfast that will ground and center you: healthy homemade granola.'


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Bill Gates $10 Billion Vaccine Scam

Ask Bill About Vaccines and the Depopulation Agenda


By Thomas C. Mountain
Countercurrents.org

The “richest man in the world”, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, recently announced that he was making a $10 billion donation towards finding vaccines to prevent some of the worlds worst diseases.

Malaria is the number one killer in Africa. From what I’m hearing about $1 billion of BIll Gates donation/tax write-off is for research to find a vaccine to prevent malaria.

The African country of Eritrea, where I live, has reduced malaria mortality by 85% in the last 7 years. How? By using basic public health methods. By distributing pesticide treated mosquito nets and organizing the pesticide retreatment every three months of mosquito nets. By habitat eradication. And by community medical clinics for immediate treatment.

Malaria is a parasite based disease noted for its variety and quick development of resistance to medication. Any “vaccine”, if even a billion dollars is able to produce such, would have a limited lifetime and new, patented medications would have to be bought by Africa’s poor every few years.

So “donating” a billion dollars to develop a malaria “vaccine” could turn into 10’s of billions of dollars in drug sales in Africa alone, and Bill Gates, through his drug company investments, will quietly pocket more African blood money.

All the while a very successful malaria mortality reduction program in operating, effective, safe, and affordable, in Eritrea.

Why isn’t this being publicized internationally? Could it be that such a program is not going to put billions into the pockets of the drug lords of western finance?

Bill Gates and other assorted financial terrorists through their control of the western media and “aid” organizations are suppressing implementation of a successful malaria mortality program while investing in a malaria drug addiction for Africa’s people.

These financial terrorists are perfectly willing to see millions die in Africa while they search for their next highly profitable “wonder drug” to cure malaria, all the while deliberately ignoring, worse, engineering a white out/cover up of what could prevent millions of deaths, let alone uncounted suffering.

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U.S. is Ranked #37 in Health Care in the World





By Karen Harper

'February 24, 2010 "Examiner" -- - Among people living in the 30 OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations, Americans rate their personal health around the median for the group despite having one of the highest GDPs per capita.

Only 56% of Americans say they have confidence in the U.S. health care system according to a recent Gallup poll. The United States has the highest per-capita total health expenditures of any of the 30 countries yet Americans report only average levels of health. Except for the United States, the more money spent on health care in a nation translates to better health for the respondents.

The World Health Organization ranks the United States at 37th in the world.'





School Based Health Centers: How Big Pharma Is Infiltrating Your Child's School


Schools Used by Big Pharma as Portals for Drugging our Children


'School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) have grown rapidly over the past decade, from 200 in 1990 to 1,380 in 2000-an increase of almost 600 percent.

"Adolescents are a hard population to reach," said Dr. Matthew Daley, a pediatrician and vaccine research expert with Kaiser Permanente who is working with researchers at the University of Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center to evaluate the model.

Naturopathic Doctor and vaccine researcher, Dave Mihalovic stated that public health agencies are pushing the centers in the guise of preventive medicine, when they will effectively promote the opposite. "The centers are providing an entry portal for pharmaceutical giants to access student health records and provide dangerous treatments such as untested drugs and vaccines without the full informed consent of parents."'

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Debt Dynamite Dominoes: The Coming Financial Catastrophe


Your Money and Your Health

'The people have been lulled into a false sense of safety under the ruse of a perceived “economic recovery.” Unfortunately, what the majority of people think does not make it so, especially when the people making the key decisions think and act to the contrary. The sovereign debt crises that have been unfolding in the past couple years and more recently in Greece, are canaries in the coal mine for the rest of Western “civilization.” The crisis threatens to spread to Spain, Portugal and Ireland; like dominoes, one country after another will collapse into a debt and currency crisis, all the way to America.


'In October 2008, the mainstream media and politicians of the Western world were warning of an impending depression if actions were not taken to quickly prevent this. The problem was that this crisis had been a long-time coming, and what’s worse, is that the actions governments took did not address any of the core, systemic issues and problems with the global economy; they merely set out to save the banking industry from collapse. To do this, governments around the world implemented massive “stimulus” and “bailout” packages, plunging their countries deeper into debt to save the banks from themselves, while charging it to people of the world.



'Then an uproar of stock market speculation followed, as money was pumped into the stocks, but not the real economy. This recovery has been nothing but a complete and utter illusion, and within the next two years, the illusion will likely come to a complete collapse.'


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Rise in disabled children in Bosnia following use of Bill-Gates funded vaccines, reports Jagoda Savic


Big Pharma Child Abuse

'The Association of Parents of Disabled Chidren from Bosnia and Herzegovina has filed criminal charges on January 18th, 2010, with a state prosecutor over the failure to investigate vaccine damage to children linked to vaccines financed by the GAVI. (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation),

The charges maintain that state prosecutor Sead Kreštalica assisted members of the Federal Institute for Public Health in evading investigation for their role in the UNICEF’s GAVI vaccination programme against hepatitis b, which is believed to be responsible for the increase in the number of disabled children in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2002'

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Could hot cocoa be the next "wonder drug" for high blood pressure?


Hold the Marshmallows!


Could hot cocoa be the next "wonder drug"
for high blood pressure?

Harvard researchers praise stunningly simple discovery!


'According to recent estimates, nearly 1-in-3 American adults has high blood pressure. But for the Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama, hypertension doesn't even exist. In fact, after age 60, the average blood pressure for Kuna Indian islanders is a perfect 110/70.

Kuna Indians

Is it because they eat less salt? No. Kuna Indians eat as much, if not more salt, than people in the U.S.

Is it due to their genes? No. Kuna Indians who move away from the islands are just as likely to suffer from high blood pressure as anyone else!

So what makes these folks practically "immune" to hypertension—and lets them enjoy much lower death rates from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer?

Hot Cocoa

Harvard researchers were stunned to discover it's because they drink about 5 cups of cocoa each day. That's right, cocoa!

Studies show the flavonols in cocoa stimulate your body's production of nitric oxide—boosting blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. In fact, one study found cocoa thins your blood just as well as low-dose aspirin!

But that's not all. A Harvard Medical School professor claims cocoa can also treat blocked arteries, congestive heart failure, stroke, dementia, even impotence!'

Source: Bottom Line Newsletter

COMMENT: People who like chocolate and have high blood pressure should eat very dark (plain) chocolate. You can get brands now that contain 70-85% cocoa. I have been eating it for six months and my BP went down 20 points.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 425058

BEWARE:The good stuff is often processed out of the stuff on candy store shelves
[link to www.bottomlinesecrets.com]

Editor's Note: Best Healthy Chocolate Choice: Make your own super healthy, stove top hot chocolate with Raw Cacoa Power and purified water, add a generous pinch of cinnamon (organic and non-irradiated) and then sweeten to taste with raw honey. Be sure to add the honey after the hot chocolate is brewed, otherwise the healing enzymes in the honey will be destroyed. For a richer taste, you can add some fresh, room temperature raw milk to the hot chocolate/water brew--off the stove.


Health Benefits of Chocolate and Raw Cacao

Benefits of Chocolate - Antioxidant levels of cacao powder, nibs, and dark chocolate

Graph designed from information gathered at Natural News: Examining the Properties of Chocolate and Cacao for Health. Source: Source: US department of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society and Brunswick Laboratories MA, USA


Dark Chocolate and Cacao on Endothelial Function
This study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that heart health is increased by consumption of cacao. Blood pressure is reduced, and endothelial function improved in overweight adults.
Improve Your Health and Well-Being with Raw Chocolate
"Chocolate contains more magnesium than any other food. Magnesium is the number one mineral deficiency in the west. It is the most powerful stress relieving mineral. It also relaxes the muscles and builds strong bones and teeth." What more do you need?
Chocolate again scores well in a literature review for protective effects against heart disease. From the article published in Nutrition & Metabolism (Jan 3, 2006,) "The body of short-term randomized feeding trials suggests cocoa and chocolate may exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk via effects on lowering blood pressure, anti-inflammation, anti-platelet function, higher HDL, decreased LDL oxidation" and "Meanwhile, the large body of prospective studies of flavonoids suggests the flavonoid content of chocolate may reduce risk of cardiovascular mortality. Our updated meta-analysis indicates that intake of flavonoids may lower risk of CHD mortality".

Cocoa Intake, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Mortality
Another study, from the Archives of Internal Medicine February 2006.
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Source: UliMana




Seven Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Own Food


'That’s right, having your own vegetable garden is now trendy. In fact according to the 2009 Edibles Gardening Trends Research Report conducted by the Garden Writer’s Association (GWA) Foundation, over 41 million U.S. households, or 38 percent planted a vegetable garden in 2009. And, more than 19.5 million households (18 percent) grew an herb garden and 16.5 million households (15 percent) grew fruits during the same period.

The study found that there was a growth in edible gardening from both experienced gardeners and from an influx of new gardeners: 92 percent of respondents had previous experience and 7 percent (7.7 million households) were new edible gardeners.'


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Antidepressants Delay Development in Newborns



'Exposure to antidepressants in late stages of pregnancy is linked to motor development problems particularly in boys, a new study finds.

Considering the high prevalence of depression during pregnancy, many expectant mothers use antidepressants even though their potential effects on the developing fetus remain unclear.

According to the study published in Pediatrics, newborns especially baby boys born to mothers, who used antidepressants during pregnancy, began to sit and walk later than those whose mothers had untreated depression.

Compared to their peers, these children were twice more likely to be unable to sit without support at the age of six. By the age of 19 months, they had attention problems and were unable to occupy themselves for longer than 15 minutes.

"The results of our study suggest an effect of antidepressant exposure on fetal brain development," concluded lead researcher Lars Henning Pedersen.'

Source HERE





Phytotherapy — the key to hormonal balance?


'Phytotherapy — the use of medicinal plants to heal and restore balance — is an age-old tradition that is slowly gaining more interest in the United States. And in my opinion, it’s been a long time coming. Plants hold truly amazing healing properties and some of the most exciting research is being done around how plants can act to naturally balance hormones. As we learn more about the underlying mechanisms of phytotherapy, science has been able to increase its effectiveness, while maintaining the gentle side effect profile herbal remedies are known for.


When you look at the numbers, it’s clear that the majority of the world’s population today relies on botanical medicine and a plant-based diet for survival. But in this country there continues to be so much fear around efficacy, safety and regulation. I know my patients need and deserve more information on this subject. So let’s take a closer look at phytotherapy and how it can gently and effectively restore health and hormonal balance.'

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Conventional HRT doubles heart disease risk in two years

by What Doctors Don't Tell You -

'Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) dramatically increases the risk of heart disease within two years of a woman starting the drug, new research has confirmed.

Combined HRT – which includes both estrogen and progestin – doubles the risk of heart disease, the major Women’s Health Initiative has concluded. The risk remains the same for all women of any age, provided they started HRT therapy within 10 years after menopause.

Overall, combination HRT doubles the risk for stroke and dangerous blood clots, and women are being urged to discuss these very real dangers with their doctors before beginning treatment, say researchers from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Earlier studies have confirmed that combined HRT also increases the risk for breast cancer.'

(Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, 2010; 152: 211-7).


From healthy.net






Older Patients Turn to Marijuana for Pain Relief




AP: 'More and more older people are turning to marijuana for medicinal purposes and urging legislators to legalize pot use for patients. In North Carolina, a bill to do just that is working its way through the General Assembly.' (Feb. 22)






Homeopathy Works - and the Medical Mafia Can't Stand It!

Medical Fascism Alert!


'Homeopathy is facing increasing opposition from those keen to stop you from using it.

In this article, Robert Medhurst from Brauer Natural Medicine discusses the nature of these attacks, why homeopathy continues to flourish, and how vocal critics choose to bury their heads in the sand or ignore research that supports its efficacy.'



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Official Recommended Intake for Vitamin D is Too Low


2,000 IU/Day or More Needed for Optimal Health


'Vitamin D has been a natural part of man's experience forever, and 90% of vitamin D is derived from solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) irradiance. The health effects of vitamin D can be and have been determined from a variety of studies including ecological, observational (case-control and cohort), and cross-sectional studies.

Vitamin D helps both to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, stroke, etc.), congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2), osteoporosis, falls, and fractures. It is also effective against infectious diseases including both bacteria and viral infections: bacterial vaginosis, pneumonia, dental caries, periodontal disease, tuberculosis, sepsis/septicemia, Epstein-Barr virus, and influenza type A such as A/H1N1 influenza. The autoimmune diseases include asthma, type 1 diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, and perhaps rheumatoid arthritis.'

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The Quantum Apocalypse





'The Quantum Apocalypse: lifting of the veil, to uncover the true nature of one's self, to penetrate the surface of reality, the disclosure of hidden information, escaping the traps of lingusitic contructs, the evolution of consciousness, awakening of perception to the mysteries which lie beyond the ordinary range of human knowledge'





Science Finally Reveals How You Can Actually REVERSE Aging

Posted by: Dr. Mercola




'In November 2009, I had the privilege of attending a gathering of some of the leading anti-aging biologists and experts in the world.

In the video above, Bill Andrews, PhD and CEO of Sierra Sciences explains what telomeres are, and how extending telomeres may be able to alter the human aging process as we know it. I actually had the chance to have lunch with Dr. Andrews right after his lecture to ask him for more details about it.

Many anti aging experts agree that this approach is, without question, one of the most exciting methods that holds great promise to actually REVERSE aging.'


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Meditation and Telomeres

How Does Meditation Slow Aging?

'The healing power of meditation does not confine itself to only spiritual and emotional benefits. Over the years, one eminent effect of meditation was its ability to slow aging. How? Through the fortification of the telomere.

You might now be asking yourself what is a telomere. Telomeres are the ends of a person’s chromosomes that determine life’s longevity. Research has proven that meditation reinforces and strengthens a person’s telomeres therefore prolonging the age of one’s cells. Healthy cells mean healthy living and longer life.'

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Financial Slavey is Bad for Your Health: Credit-Card Fees - the New Traps


'A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers. But card issuers are already deploying new tactics that could prove costly for even the most cautious cardholder.

Banning these and other profitable tactics is expected to cost the card industry at least $12 billion a year in lost revenue, according to law firm Morrison & Foerster. This has sent the industry scrambling to find new sources of revenue. So get ready for higher annual fees, higher balance-transfer charges, and growing charges for overseas transactions.'

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Scientists brew menopause beer


'Czech scientists say they have created a new non-alcoholic beer that contains 10 times the normal amount of phytoestrogen, intended to help women suffering from the menopause.

The beer, developed by the Czech Republic’s Research Institute for Brewing and Malting, is intended to relieve menopausal symptoms and maintain bone density by tackling a lack of the oestrogen hormone in many Czech women.

Functional food breakthrough

The development marks a sizeable breakthrough in the realm of functional beer, at a time when functional foods are becoming more popular in many markets.

Oestrogen levels drop significantly in women at the onset of the menopause and remain low from then on. Studies have linked a lack of the hormone to increased risk of various health problems, including heart disease and osteoporosis.

“Czech women lack oestrogen in their diet, so we wanted to solve this through beer because the Czech Republic is number one in the world for beer consumption,” Karel Kosar, managing director of the brewing research institute, told Cee-FoodIndustry.com.

Czechs drink an average 161 litres of beer each every year, compared to 121 in Germany, 84 in the US and around one litre in India.

Scientists have known for some time that hops used to make beer naturally contain phytoestrogen, a form of the oestrogen hormone found in plants.

Newly developed technology
Kosar said he and the team had used newly developed technology to make the beer.

He said the technique should also enable them to make the beer non-alcoholic yet preserve taste by maintaining the same levels of hops and malt as a normal alcoholic lager.

The scientists now plan to expand the research to bring their new beer closer to its market debut. Funding could be a problem, however. “We are looking to do more research, but everything costs money,” said Kosar.'

Source: Decision News Media