'After author Ben Hewitt revealed that the oft-quoted figure of 77 million foodborne illnesses a year came from a 1999 study based mostly on assumption, the Centers for Disease Control released a revised estimate of 48 million. The new revision still uses the assumption, which Hewitt clarifies:'
It is less often stated that the 1999 study providing these numbers ends with a line that reads ‘unknown agents account for approximately 81% of foodborne illnesses and hospitalizations and 64% of deaths.’ In other words, a significant majority of assumed illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths are just that: Assumed. The numbers are merely extrapolated from estimates of all deaths by gastroenteritis of unknown cause.
'Most driven into debt and bankruptcy by medical bills have health insurance. For example, Reader's Digest notes: Between 2000 and 2003, seven in ten adults who were driven into debt by medical expenses had insurance at the time. Similarly, as of 2009: More than 2.2 million California adults report having medical debt, and two-thirds of those incurred the debt while insured, according to the authors of "The State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC)," a comprehensive new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.'
'The story of the lessening of specific diseases is not cut and dry at all; there are variables and multiple factors--not merely vaccinations--to take into account when analyzing the record. For example, paralytic polio was a scourge prior to the 1950's (polio vaccine first arrived in 1955) and probably everyone in my generation can remember the March of Dimes campaigns with Eleanor Roosevelt leading the way.
Well, today the scourge of "natural paralytic polio" has vanished due to unknown factors, but perhaps due to what molecular biologists today call "mutations due to gene drift" in the virus. Epidemiological studies show that polio mortality declined by 82% prior to 1956 in England and Wales. The same pattern emerged in France. The vaccine had nothing to do with any of it. After 10 years of polio vaccine availability (1966), the overall statistics indicated that polio had returned to where it had been in the 1920's. And today, it is argued that the only source of paralytic polio are the polio vaccines.'
' "B" is for the billions of dollars being spent to develop dangerous and ineffective dementia drugs... but B has another, better meaning in the fight against Alzheimer's.
"It's the ordinary B vitamins--particularly B12, the wonder nutrient that can help save both hearts and minds.
"Researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institute tracked 271 Finns between the ages of 65 and 79 for seven years. None of the patients had dementia at the start of the study.'
— Photo by Axolot under a CC license.
'The lawsuits argue that Pfizer—the world's largest pharmaceutical company, with sales of more than $60 billion this year—neglected to test Chantix adequately prior to its release, hid evidence of potentially serious side effects, and failed to sufficiently warn consumers of its risks. Pfizer counters that it "acted responsibly and appropriately at all times in connection with the development, approval, and marketing." The FDA also says it acted properly. "The agency does not feel any mistakes were made," says spokeswoman Sandy Walsh. "We can never speculate as to what may happen with a drug once it goes into widespread use after approval." '
'The revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Best of all, once it’s established, an ecological garden will reduce or eliminate most of the backbreaking work that’s needed to maintain the typical lawn and garden.'
The Language of Health Tyranny: Decoding the Codex Alimentarius Guidelines For Vitamins and Supplements
'Perhaps the most publicized aspect of Codex Alimentarius is the threat it poses to free access to vitamin and mineral supplements. While there are varying opinions on the effects the Codex guidelines would have on dietary supplements, there is little debate about the fact that these effects would be detrimental. At best, the guidelines will reduce dose levels to minuscule amounts too small to be beneficial, as well as causing the prices to skyrocket for both consumers and producers.
However, a more frightening scenario is possible and, unfortunately, quite likely. When one examines the evidence, it is clear that the effects of the Codex guidelines will do more than just reduce the level of nutrients available in supplements. The truth is that it will actually go so far as to list vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutrients as toxins, while at the same time listing dangerous chemicals as nutrients.'
'Just two weeks after the United States passed the most restrictive legislation against the health freedom of Americans (the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510)), its Canadian counterpart bill C-36, will now receive Royal assent and become law after a vote of 50 to 36 in the Senate. The unconstitutional legislation was no stranger in the Senate. Previous bills C-51, C-52, and C-6 were all squashed never reaching final reading status. Bill C-6 effectively died during the prorogation of Parliament earlier this year and was reincarnated as bill C-36 this past summer.'
How Can We Have A Healthy Economy If Virtually Everything We Eat And Drink Is Constantly Making Us All Sick?
'In the United States today, we are all being constantly bombarded by chemicals, poisons and toxins. Virtually everything that we eat or drink makes us less healthy. The vast majority of Americans gladly consume aspartame, fluoride, BPA, genetically-modified food, pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, pharmaceutical drugs and toxic vaccines without any concern that those substances may ruin their health.
But the truth is that we are getting sicker and sicker and sicker as a nation. According to one recent report, the United States has dropped to 49th place in the world in overall life expectancy. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes are absolutely exploding. So how in the world are we supposed to have a healthy and vibrant economy when virtually everything that we eat and drink is constantly making us sick?'
by Dr. Mercola
'Time Magazine couldn't be more correct when stating that "for some Americans, milk has become a test of their freedom. And they're not paranoid kooks either; the government really is out to get them, authorizing seizures of bottles and jugs of unpasteurized milk and, in one recent case, a full-on, agents-brandishing-guns raid."
There is indeed a war going on, and it's threatening one of your most basic freedoms – the right to eat a wholly natural, healthful food!
The FDA has long banned the sale of raw milk across state lines, and in many states it's illegal to sell raw milk entirely. (For more information about laws in various US states, please see this link. For information about raw milk in other countries go here.)
Why has a natural food source been banned for sale in so many areas?'
'Those who have been following NaturalNews for several years have heard me rave about Ron Teeguarden and Dragon Herbs. His company is considered by many to be the most pristine source of tonic herbs and Chinese herbs available in North America. Ron himself is a true-to-life "guru" in Chinese medicinal herbs and he is one of the most knowledgeable people you'll ever hear speak on the subject.'
by Dr. Mark Sircus
Dr. Suzanne Humphries writes, “It’s fall in the northern hemisphere and more than one type of darkness has set in. Vaccines are being injected at lightning speed. New vaccines, untested vaccines, double-strength flu vaccines for the over-65 group; none of which have been shown to be effective at keeping anyone healthy. The naïve are lining up at clinics, shopping malls, and retail stores. They don’t know which kind of vaccine they will receive. Which manufacturer is it? Does it have mercury? What chemicals does it contain? Why should they care? Why would they not trust their doctor (or their local pharmacist)?”
Pfizer Inc. said Friday it is pulling its blood pressure
drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical
trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage.
'The push by global elitists to control the world’s food supply is collecting dangerous and globalist bed buddies. Monsanto, the globalist Agribusiness giant has now bought Blackwater, a huge, well funded and controversial, mercenary group. Blackwater has recently changed its name to Xe to help alleviate some of the heat it has received over the years. You may recall their major mess up in Iraq back on Sept. 16, 2007, when Blackwater contractors were reported to have shot and killed 17 civilians in a crowded area in Baghdad. Food manipulation with gun control. Isn’t that pretty?'
by Barbara Minton
'There's something on your grocer's shelf we bet you haven't tried. It is the live seed of a dark green leafy plant called Quinoa, and it has the taste, texture and versatility of grain. Quinoa (pronounced keen' wa) is the only grain-like food that offers a complete protein, a feature that makes it a favorite with those avoiding animal protein. Quinoa has a delicate nutty flavor when cooked, and can be a nutrient packed substitute in many traditional recipes. Best of all, it requires no more effort than cooking rice, and is very inexpensive.'
"Using functional magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], we demonstrated that although the meditators were aware of the pain, this sensation wasn't processed in the part of their brains responsible for appraisal, reasoning or memory formation," Rainville noted. "We think that they feel the sensations, but cut the process short, refraining from interpretation or labeling of the stimuli as painful."
by Dr. Mercola
'Chances are you've seen WebMD's ad on TV recommending you take their free online depression screening test.'
'But did you know the test was rigged so that no matter how you responded, the answer was always the same: You may be at risk for major depression, and it would probably do you well to discuss it with your doctor…
As it turns out, the test is sponsored by drug giant Eli Lilly, the maker of Cymbalta, and apparently there's no room for mentally healthy individuals in this scheme.
This is a sad commentary on the current disease paradigm we live in…
Although the test states that it's sponsored by Eli Lilly, how many people would automatically assume that this publicized test, offered on one of the most visited health sites on the web, would give them an entirely false result, perhaps designed to push even the most well-balanced individual into considering taking an antidepressant?'
'Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified components in pomegranate juice that both inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weaken their attraction to a chemical signal that promotes the metastasis of prostate cancer to the bone. The research could lead to new therapies for preventing cancer metastasis.'
'Health Protection Agency (HPA) officials have confirmed the H1N1 virus that caused last year's global pandemic is circulating again this winter and has already caused the death of 10 people.
The news has led to the Department of Health reiterating its call for all expectant mothers to have the jab as the virus is more risky for pregnant women than others. The latest vaccine offers protection against H1N1 and two other flu strains.'
'The Obama administration’s requirement that most citizens maintain minimum health coverage as part of a broad overhaul of the industry is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled, striking down the linchpin of the plan.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond, Virginia, today said that the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation goes beyond Congress’s powers to regulate interstate commerce. While severing the coverage mandate, which is set to become effective in 2014, Hudson didn’t address other provisions such as expanding Medicaid.'
by Thomas Corriher
Health Wyze Report
'One thing we find immensely galling is how the chemical industry perpetually uses devious tactics to con health-seeking people into poisoning themselves. The confusion existing around fats and oils is absolutely intentional, and it is designed to prevent us from making healthy choices. The situation is so bad that we have pondered whether it is merely a problem of greed, or are these people really that evil?'
'In this article I’m going to introduce a simple technique that, when used properly, is one of the most effective ways to maintain healthy blood sugar and prevent cardiovascular and metabolic disease – without unnecessary drugs.
I love this technique because it’s:
* Cheap. You can buy the equipment you need for $16 online. * Convenient. You can perform the tests in the comfort of your home, in your car, or wherever else you might be.
* Personalized. Instead of following some formula for how much carbohydrate you can safely eat, this method will tell you exactly what your carbohydrate tolerance is, and which carbs are “safe” and “unsafe” for you.
* Safe. Unlike the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), which can produce dangerous and horribly uncomfortable spikes in blood sugar, this strategy simply involves testing your blood sugar after your normal meals.'
Stories of overfishing and toxic contamination put consumers in a state of confusion and fear at the seafood counter. But there are healthy and sustainable options.
'Our oceans are in a perilous state. Rampant abuse and rapacity has led us down a dangerous path; stories of overfishing, toxic contamination, and ocean acidification put consumers in a state of confusion and fear at the seafood counter. Luckily, all is not lost -- by making informed choices, we can enjoy healthy, delicious seafood while supporting fishermen that are doing their utmost to work in harmony with the planet. Here are five examples of sustainable, restorative seafood options that merit our support.'
WHO director Margaret Chan admitting last year's flu pandemic was "not as serious as anticipated"
The WHO, HPA, FDA and other insidious corrupt organizations have been itching to shoot the world up with their toxic depopulation vaccines, and nothing scares an unwary public more than the word "pandemic"--which is now programmed to pop into their little mind screens as soon as the word "flu" is spoken.'
By Barbara H. Peterson
'America’s oranges are now in the crosshairs of a genetic modification juggernaut that is sweeping this country and leaving in its wake a swath of destruction so wide and so utterly decimating that recovery seems a distant dream. The genetic modification of corn and soy has succeeded in infiltrating nearly every processed food in America, with wheat and alfalfa soon to be next. Now it’s oranges. But why?'
By Dr. Mercola
When the Cure is Worse than the Disease
'The average American, aged 19 to 64, now takes close to 12 prescription drugs every year!
The average senior typically fills over 31 prescriptions every year,
and even children, between the ages of 0-18, are taking an average of
close to 4 prescriptions annually.
But with all of these drugs, Americans are not walking around with stellar health.
Instead, chronic disease rates are rising and the latest study
published in Health Affairs revealed that the United States now ranks 49th for male and female life expectancy worldwide, a ranking that has fallen sharply from fifth place in 1950.
At the same time that life expectancy has been declining at faster
rates than many other industrialized nations, per capita health spending
has been on the rise.
Specifically, U.S. per capita health spending rose at nearly twice
the rate of other developed countries between 1970 and 2002, which means
the U.S. spends more than twice the amount on health care as other
Part of this spending is going toward the excessive and unnecessary use of prescription drugs, which as Reuters reported,
Dr. Paul Griner of the University of Rochester estimated that
unnecessary or inappropriate tests and procedures add up to about 20
percent of health care spending.'
The average senior typically fills over 31 prescriptions every year, and even children, between the ages of 0-18, are taking an average of close to 4 prescriptions annually.
But with all of these drugs, Americans are not walking around with stellar health.
Instead, chronic disease rates are rising and the latest study published in Health Affairs revealed that the United States now ranks 49th for male and female life expectancy worldwide, a ranking that has fallen sharply from fifth place in 1950.
Specifically, U.S. per capita health spending rose at nearly twice the rate of other developed countries between 1970 and 2002, which means the U.S. spends more than twice the amount on health care as other developed nations.
'A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Libary found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate.
The authors stated that the only ones showing benefit were industry-funded. They also pointed out that the industry-funded studies were more likely to be published in the most prestigious journals…and one more thing: They found cases of severe harm caused by the vaccines, in spite of inadequate reporting of adverse effects.
The study, “Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults”, is damning of the entire pharmaceutical industry and its minions, the drug testing industry and the medical system that relies on them.'