Charitable Cancer Fund Raisers are Effectively Ponzi Schemes

'If you haven’t been following Natural News and reading about the annual October Breast Cancer Awareness scam and exposing activities and outcomes of  the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, here’s  something to consider from Health Ranger, Mike Adams’ Natural News article of April 22, 2010:

 “The cancer industry isn’t even looking for cures for cancer, folks. The cancer scam is just too profitable. It’s a sweet gig and they’re raking in billions of dollars from gullible consumers who continue to be victimized by this fraudulent cancer industry and its dishonest non-profit front groups.” (Emphasis added)

Chief among those non-profit front groups are The American Cancer Society (ACS) and The Susan G. Komen for Cure. There are others, but these are the most visible with their “making strides” promotions, pink ribbons, and outrageous alliances with many cancer causing products to raise funds.'


5 Cooking Oils You Think Are Healthy…But Aren’t

unhealthy cooking oils

'One thing I always say on my blog is that no matter what diet you follow (vegetarian, vegan, paleo, traditional, WAPF, etc.) one VERY important commonality between all of these diets is the reduction or removal of processed foods. 

You can do a lot for your health by removing processed foods. Many pervasive diseases today stem from an autoimmune response to chronic inflammation caused by processed foods. Unfortunately, the mainstream medical establishment is slow to catch up to a lot of this information regarding inflammation. 

Diseases like allergies, asthma, hearth disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis are more pervasive than ever before and so is our country’s dependence on processed convenience foods. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding cooking oils in the mainstream medical community, so this article will help you clear up some of that misinformation.' 


Watercress Turns Off Breast Cancer Cell Growth

'Long associated with tea sandwiches and white gloves, watercress contains a powerful plant compound that may help fight breast cancer.

According to a study conducted at the University of Southampton and published in the British Journal of Nutrition and Biochemical Pharmacology, the plant compound known as phenylethyl isothiocyanate, may suppress breast cancer cell development. It works by turning off a signal in the cells which is necessary to cancer cell growth.

When cancerous tumors outgrow their blood supply, they send out signals to normal tissues to feed them oxygen and nutrients. This compound in watercress interferes with those signals. That results in the starvation of the cancerous growth by blocking essential blood and oxygen.'


Finding Good, Healthy Food When Eating Out: The SPE Certification

 SPE Certification
Photo Credit: Renegade Health

'There is a saying in Asia that the Chinese eat with their stomachs and the Japanese with their eyes. I want pure healthy food, but won’t compromise taste or visual appeal. I want balance of macronutrients like getting enough protein, and foods with high nutrient density dashed with polyphenol super foods. 

It’s a pleasure to see that some chefs are making the leap from “bam” to wow, away from pork fat to just the right use of organic cold processed olive oil and other fresh, healthy ingredients. 

The SPE stamp lets you know that each dish is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and is also low in salt and free of trans fats, as well as other bad ingredients. You won’t find any cream or butter. The SPE promise is that each dish contains more of what you need and less of what you don’t want.' 


How to Eliminate Heavy Metal Toxins More Effectively, Safely, and Cheaply

'We need to detox often, not just when we’re half-dead. Any kind of detoxification lifts a burden off of the body’s immune system and allows a homeostasis (balance) of internal systems to occur, permitting the body’s organs to function together smoothly.

People who are ill get well, and people who are not apparently ill feel younger, stronger, and happier.

You may have heard of chelation therapy, which is a bit expensive, a tad risky, and requires a medically trained person to administer. But what if you can detox from heavy metals and other toxins at home alone cheaply?'


Dr. Gonzalez dismantles the ketogenic diet for cancer

'In early 2012 I discovered the ketogenic diet for cancer. I’ve understood for many years that different diets work for different people and I was intrigued by it as a possible dietary strategy to heal cancer, so naturally I shared information about it on this site, thinking it might be a viable option for some. At that time there were no other sites as large as mine talking about it.

In 2013, awareness of the keto diet exploded, mostly do to Dr. Mercola’s articles, interviews and endorsement of it. Since then, many others have jumped on the bandwagon.

Despite the zealous promoters of it, many of whom I have great respect for, my opinion of the ketogenic diet for cancer has changed.'


Just One Dose of Vitamin D Can Prevent The Progression of Multiple Sclerosis - 9 Day Remission In 92 Percent of Subjects

'Vitamin D3 has been show to protect us from background radiation, cancer, heart failure, and many other diseases by influencing hundreds of genes.
While our bodies do manufacture vitamin D on exposure to sunshine (UV-B radiation with a wavelength between 290 and 315 nm), the levels in some northern countries are so weak during the winter months that our body makes no vitamin D at all.

Halts Multiple Sclerosis

Writing in the Journal of Neuroimmunology. the US-based team investigated the potential of different combinations of vitamin D therapy had benefit on the course of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a mouse model of the disease known as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). 

Led by Professor Colleen Hayes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the team assessed the outcomes of varying combinations of the active vitamin D hormone calcitriol and vitamin D3 from dietary supplements -- finding that an initial single oral dose of calcitriol followed by daily supplementation with dietary vitamin D3 "was a runaway success."'


Total GMO Ban To Be Considered By Russia Within Weeks

‘As one of the few nations in the world with a GMO-free platform, Russia does not allow any cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies recently suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The Russian Prime Minister has now ordered the same agencies to consider a possible ban on all GMO imports into Russia.

The Russian Federal Environmental Assessment Commission has not adopted any commercialized GM varieties for agricultural use.

The recent decision by the Russians to suspend authorization for American GM corn threatens to trigger a transatlantic commercial and diplomatic row.’


50 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes

50 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes
Photo Credit:OhMyVeggies

'Something about fall always makes me want to seek out slow cooker recipes. Maybe it’s because crockpot recipes tend to be comfort foods–soups, stews, chiles, and casseroles. But when you’re a vegetarian, sometimes it can be hard to find meatless recipes for the slow cooker–why does virtually every slow cooker recipe have to have meat in it?!

Well, these don’t! Here are 50 vegetarian slow cooker recipes, from soups to main dishes to desserts. That’s enough to last until spring, right?'


Use This Cheaper, Safer Flu Remedy that Kicks Tamiflu’s Butt


'I’m amazed that so many ads for Tamiflu at prices from $110 and up exist for 10 tablets that will probably all be consumed during a flu viral infection, and that so many are ignorant and confused enough to buy them.

According to a February 5, 2005 New York Times article, the World Health Organization (WHO) has even admitted that Tamiflu is not as effective as previously believed.

Meanwhile, the more effective, safe, inexpensive, option of Elderberry extract is mostly ignored.'


Tylenol Just Once A Month Raises A Child's Asthma Risk 540%

Tylenol Just Once A Month Raises A Child's Asthma Risk 540%

'The vast majority of babies are given Tylenol (acetaminophen) within the first six months of life. It is the go to medicine for modern parents whenever discomfort or fever strikes even very young children and its use is frequently encouraged by many pediatricians.

Now, a major study of over 20,000 children suggests that giving this popular medicine even as infrequently as once per year could have a permanent, life-threatening health effect.

Researchers at the University of A Coruna in Spain asked the parents of 10,371 children ages 6-7 and 10,372 adolescents aged 13-14 whether their children had asthma and how often they had been given acetaminophen within the previous year and when they were babies.'


Vaccines Sold by Marketing Fear of Disease: BMJ Report

 Fearful Man
 'Influenza vaccines are killers, life destroyers, and provide little or no benefit. The evidence is clear. A report published in the BMJ clarifies how these facts are ignored by health agencies. To get around them, they simply push fear of disease well past the point of absurdity. But the CDC and other health agencies have no other way to sell the unsellable.' Gaia Health

The British Medical Journal (BMJ), one of the world’s most highly revered scientific medical publications, has published an article that condemns influenza vaccines and their marketing. The last sentence reads: 

It’s no wonder so many people feel that “flu shots” don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.

Influenza vaccines don’t work as advertised. Nonetheless, they’re heavily marketed by governmental agencies through one consistent tactic: fear. Dr. Doshi describes how influenza vaccinations are sold:

Influenza is a serious disease, we are all at risk of complications from influenza, the flu shot is virtually risk free, and vaccination saves lives. In other words, he’s saying that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which supposedly exists for the benefit of the people’s health, is selling influenza vaccines by trying to scare people into it. It’s pure fear mongering and as we’ll see later, outright lies, to market flu vaccines.



'Basically, the detox system is like a funnel. You can dump a lot in, but there is a narrow exit pathway. Excess toxins just overflow and must be redeposited and "stored" into our organs, brain and gut. 

It is important to balance the toxins circulating in our blood stream with our ability to move them out of our body through our detoxification system. Otherwise, we just move toxins from one part of the body to another.
We feel "die-off" when we mobilize more toxins than we can excrete.'


The Novel Cure: Biblotherapy Heals!


'Many decades before we found The School of Life and The School of Life found us, bibliotherapy had achieved popularity in the form of the non-fiction self-help book. But lovers of literature have been using novels as salves – either consciously or subconsciously – for centuries. 

Next time you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up – or require assistance with an emotional tangle – reach for a novel. Our belief in the effectiveness of fiction as the purest form of bibliotherapy is based on our own experience with clients who’ve come to us through The School of Life and bolstered by an avalanche of anecdotal evidence.'


Ancient Mind, Body, and Spirit Methods for Maintaining Health During Autumn

'Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a knack for poetically and empirically describing how our body, mind, and emotions are actually a microcosm of nature’s cyclic seasonal dance including its changing elemental emphasis, quality of energy, and directional focus. In other words, we need to make our own changes with each seasonal shift in order to be as healthy as we can be.

The seasonal health challenge is to harmonize our personal (microcosmic) energy field with the larger energy field of nature (macrocosm). Seasonal changes in TCM represent shifts between yin and yang energies. In autumn, contracting yin energy replaces the expansive yang energy of summer.

Yin energy moves inward and downward in contrast to extroverted yang energy which moves outward and up. Each seasonal change requires an adjustment in our body, mind, and spirit so we can maintain health. The key to staying healthy through seasonal shifts and to maintain our balance is found via diet and lifestyle choices and routines.'


How to Prevent the Flu and What To Do If You Get the Flu

 'Flu season is once again upon us, and no doubt you will be bombarded with calls to get your "flu shot" so you can be "protected" from this year's strain of influenza. Seems like every September, advertisers, I mean the media starts sounding the alarm for 'the worst flu season' in history! Next thing you know there are signs everywhere encouraging you to get your flu shot 'BEFORE IT"S TOO LATE'.

So, what's a person to do? Simple, follow some basic health guidelines to protect yourself and your family from getting and the flu this season or any season for that matter.

These tips are not just for people wanting to stay healthy during this flu season but who want to enjoy optimum health and longevity.'


9 Signs of a Leaky Gut and How to Heal It

'The gut is the gateway to health. If your gut is healthy, chances are that you’re in good health. However, there’s a condition called leaky gut that can lead to a host of health problems.

What is a leaky gut?

The gut is naturally permeable to very small molecules in order to absorb these vital nutrients. In fact, regulating intestinal permeability is one of the basic functions of the cells that line the intestinal wall. In sensitive people, gluten can cause the gut cells to release zonulin, a protein that can break apart tight junctions in the intestinal lining. Other factors — such as infections, toxins, stress and age — can also cause these tight junctions to break apart. Once these tight junctions get broken apart, you have a leaky gut.' 


Grocery Budget and Depression Cooking with Clara

'As a result of our personal financial downturn, we have cut our budget drastically in the past year.  Surprisingly for me, a lot of the mindless spending was done in the grocery store.  

I wouldn’t plan meals, I would shop a few times a week, and I hardly ever stuck to a list.  This made for a huge money leak!  I think subconsciously I thought, “But we need food.  We can’t cut back on something we need!”  After I learned some tricks that for some would seem like common sense, I cut our grocery spending by nearly half!'


12 Squash Dishes for Autumn

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'Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The change in colors. Raking leaves and jumping in a pile of them. Making slow cooker comfort meals. Picking apples at the orchard and making applesauce and apple pies upon returning home. 

Running through corn mazes. Hunting for the perfect pumpkin at the patch and carving pumpkins for Halloween. The list goes on. Today I decided to share some of the most popular grain-free winter squash recipes from around the web to get you in the mood for the festivities of Fall. Enjoy!'


Dangers of the Birth Control Pill

'Thank you Dr. Brogan. I'm a Homeopathic Heilkunst Physician in Canada who clears the negative effects from patients suffering hormonal and psychological issues from The Pill internationally. I too recommend patients get off The Pill given the complications that you accurately cite. I, myself, had mini-stroke on the pill many years ago and can attest to the dangers these drugs pose. Also The Pill was only tried on 134 women, of which 3 died, before being released to the general public.'

'A long time ago I was on the birth control pill, before I knew better, and I may never know how that affected my future fertility (or infertility), or if it will cause any health issues down the road.

Here’s what Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride had to say about the dangers of the birth control pill at the Deidre Currie Festival a few years back…  (Have you read the sad but touching story behind the Deidre Currie Festival?)
Someone asked her, “How does the pill affect nutritional status?”


Garlic Beats Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug In New Study

'A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in developed countries.[1]

Hypertension is called a 'silent killer,' as it often goes completely unnoticed, along with the decades long subclinical march of atherosclerosis that is largely the cause of elevated blood pressure, often culminating suddenly in a deadly cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke.'


How to make Thieves Oil at Home for a Household Cleaner

Here's an easy to make 5 essential oil blend that you can make for a fraction of the cost of commercial products and it has a variety of uses around the home.

Is Costco’s Coconut Oil Junk? Or the Real Deal?

Costco sells Carrington Farms Coconut Oil - is it cheap coconut oil or the real deal?

'Do you shop at Costco?

Have you seen their great deal on coconut oil?

I saw it and wondered myself–”Could this really be high quality coconut oil at this price?” So I bought some about 4 months ago and put it on my shelf.

Many have been thrilled about being able to purchase a great wholesome fat like coconut oil at Costco for a great price.

But not everyone is happy about it.

I honestly was almost in tears this past week seeing what can happen when due diligence isn’t done, accusations are made carelessly, and apologies don’t come.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, read on.

I worked on this post for quite awhile to make sure I had the whole story covered and covered well. There is a lot of misinformation to clear up, and it’s going to take awhile, so please hang with me for another “longish” post :) .

This past week, a post called “Why Buying Coconut Oil at Costco is Risky Business” came out on a very popular healthy living blog, The Healthy Home Economist.'


Raw Apple Cider Pumpkin Donuts

Raw Apple Cider Pumpkin Donuts

 “One of the main reasons people are opposed to healthy lifestyle changes are they think they won’t be able to eat their favorite foods, you need to realize that the concept of a donuts is not inherently bad but the ingredients [and the cooking method] that are typically used are the enemy.” --

Yummy! These apple cider donuts are a delicious, homemade Halloween treat; the perfect marriage of healthy and forbidden. It's true: you can have your doughnut and eat it too. Seriously these earthy, autumn treats are guaranteed to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings of most donut  aficionados  -- perhaps even diehard Krispy Kreme donut fans.

Besides conventional donuts are typically laden with unhealthy and toxic trans fats,GM soybean oil, canola oil, artificial flavors, genetically modified inorganic wheat, dough conditioners, bromide, GM soy flour, fluoridated water, refined salt, refined sugar or GM sugar cane, fructose, and emulsifiers like GM soy lecithin. 


Big Pharma’s Legacy of Corruption: Natural Substances Turned Into Pharmaceuticals Sold for Massive Profit

'Imagine a world where all the vitamins, minerals, herbs, extracts, compounds, powders, and probiotics that are so freely available at any health food store and at many grocery stores were suddenly made illegal so they could be turned into pharmaceutical drugs.

Such a world might seem like some kind of nightmare scenario from the future, but it is exactly the type of world that Big Pharma is slowly trying to create today as it quietly snatches up and patents all sorts of natural substances that have been banned by federal authorities under inane pretenses.'


Vitamin C Saves Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia

Vitamin C Saves Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia

The Allan Smith Story – TV Documentary

'Allan Smith, a New Zealand Dairy farmer, contracted Swine Flu while away on vacation in Fiji. When he returned home, the flu quickly evolved into severe pneumonia which left him in a coma on life support in the Intensive Care Unit. Chest x-rays showed the lungs were completely filled with fluid with an "opaque" appearance called "white out". 

 After three weeks of this, Allan's doctors asked the family permission to turn off the machines and let him die. Allan's wife Sonia had a brother with some medical knowledge, so he stepped in and said, "you haven't tried everything, You have got to try high dose IV vitamin C on Allan". At first, the doctors resisted, saying it was useless. Next, the three sons weighed in with a persuasive argument to try the IV vitamin C, saying there was nothing to lose.'


How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out

By Dr. Mercola

'Alzheimer's disease is at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with the disease.1 In the next 20 years, it is projected that Alzheimer's will affect one in four Americans, rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes. 

There is still no known accepted cure for this devastating disease, and no effective treatments. Alzheimer's drugs are often of little to no benefit at all, which underscores the importance of prevention throughout your lifetime.

Fortunately, Alzheimer’s prevention is actually easier than you might think. There’s exceptionally compelling research showing that your brain has great plasticity, which you control through your diet and lifestyle choices.'


20 Practical Uses For Lemon Essential Oils
Photo Credit: Wake-Up World

'Lemons have been used for their medicinal properties for centuries, and their health benefits are well-documented. Many centuries ago, the ancient Egyptians would drink lemon juice to clear their bodies of toxins and poisons.

Modern science tells us that the Egyptians were on to something – lemons have strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Science has further discovered that lemons are also good immune system boosters, help aid in digestion, and can help detoxify and purify the liver.'


Take Back Your Power – How to Mitigate the Harmful Effects of Smart Meters

‘With the recent release of the documentary film “Take Back Your Power” by Josh del Sol, the conversation surrounding the risks of Smart Meters has escalated to an entirely new level. This may very well be the catalyst that causes this global issue to reach a tipping point. A steady stream of research and concerns continues to be met by the deaf ears of the power companies and the establishment.

The film brings to light not only the anecdotal experiences of individuals who are experiencing everything from minor discomfort to even death as a result of smart meters. Blood samples analyzed under a dark field microscope clearly show the immediate damaging effects of smart meters on human blood cells. There can be no question from these results that these devices are not as benign as we have been led to believe.’


Different Kinds Of Herbal Preparations Explained

'When you enter into the world of medicinal herbs it is easy to get overwhelmed and confused by all the different kinds of preparations. To help you understand what they mean, here is a list explaining how some of the most popular herbal preparations are made and used.'


Diet Soda Turns Into Formaldehyde?

Will You Line Up for This Year’s Lethal Injection? 25 Safe Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot

Will you line up for this year's lethal injection?

'Want $10 off your bill at the grocery store? Stop by our pharmacy and let us jab a needle full of toxins into your arm!

Want to avoid killing off your newborn, your elderly neighbor, and some random unvaccinated cancer patient? Do your part by getting stabbed!

Want to circumvent potential death by influenza? Just get your flu shot at any of our convenient walk-in locations.

Want to keep your job? Get your mandatory flu shot or your fired – but don’t worry – it’s FREE!

It’s that time of year again. The propaganda machine is in high gear, churning out the fear in order to get everyone lined up for their annual flu shots. Widely trusted websites like the CDC,, and the Mayo Clinic are all trumpeting the necessity of this year’s vaccination and proclaiming it to be the best way to stay healthy.'


The 9 Best Herbs for Lung Cleansing and Respiratory Support

Healthy Lungs!

'Your respiratory system is constantly working. All day, every day, it is the vehicle for oxygen to enter your body. Unfortunately, it can also be an entry point for pollutants, irritants, dust, mold, fungus, harmful organisms, and other toxins. Unless you’re living in a bubble, the constant assault from impurities can take its toll.

Fortunately, whether you’re experiencing the negative effects of inhaling toxins, or simply want to ensure your lungs are always at peak performance, nature has provided a number of herbs and botanicals that provide deep nutrition for the respiratory system.' 


DECODING LABELS: Pacific Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup

'Ages ago, when I was a very young cook, cream of mushroom soup was a wonder. I could open a can and easily transform it into beef stroganoff, broccoli rice casserole, green bean casserole, you name it. My Taste of Home magazine came crammed with recipe after recipe featuring these condensed soups.

When I started transitioning to real food, the canned soups were among the first to go. I learned that it was almost as easy to make my own mushroom roux, and I never looked back.

I also didn’t think that any kind of an alternative existed out there. Last week, though, a reader emailed me asking me to decode the ingredients label on her go-to cream of mushroom soup: Pacific Organic Cream of Mushroom Soup.'