Friday, 18 July 2014 22:14
Human Disruptor Never List! July 18/14
The Never List
Our Never List is a robust roundup of ingredients that you will never find in Beautycounter products.
We have done our homework to make recognizing, understanding, and avoiding these ingredients easier for you.
Print out an Always-With-You Never List and carry in your wallet for easy reference while on the go.
Animal fats, oils, and musks: tallow, rendered beef or mutton fat, oils or musks from animals like mink, emu and sharks that are procured after an animal has been killed. Found in: soap, salve, shaving products, lubricants, paints, and all types of cosmetics.
Benzalkonium chloride: a disinfectant used as a preservative and surfactant associated with severe skin, eye and respiratory irritation and allergies. Found in: sunscreens, moisturizers.
Benzophenone and derivatives: a possible human carcinogen and hormone disruptor used as a fragrance ingredient and to absorb ultraviolet light. Found in: nail polish, sunscreen.
Bisphenol A (BPA): a hormone disruptor that may also alter DNA, used in plastics and resins. Found in: plastic bottles, lining of aluminum food cans, possibly in eyeshadow and styling gel.
Butoxyethanol: a solvent used to control viscosity, or a “fragrance” additive. It irritates skin and may cause cancer and reproductive toxicity. Found in: fragrance, hair color.
BHA and BHT: synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. They are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors, and may cause liver damage. Found in: lipsticks, moisturizers, diaper creams, and other cosmetics.
Coal tar hair dyes and other coal tar ingredients: a byproduct of coal processing that is a known carcinogen. It is used as a colorant and an anti-dandruff agent. Found in: hair dye, shampoo.
1,4-dioxane: a by-product of manufacturing that is a probable human carcinogen (a known animal carcinogen) as well as toxic to organs and the respiratory system, and a skin irritant. Likely to be present where ethoxylated ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate, PEGs, and ceteareth are listed on ingredient labels. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA): a chelating (binding) agent added to cosmetics to improve stability. May be toxic to organs. Found in: hair color, moisturizers.
Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA): surfactants and pH adjuster linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development. Found in: hair dyes, mascara, foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, dry cleaning solvents, paint, pharmaceuticals.
Formaldehyde: used as a preservative in cosmetics. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. Present where quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol) and several other preservatives are listed. Beautycounter does not use any of these formaldehyde-donating preservatives. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath.
Hydroquinone: a skin lightening chemical that inhibits the production of melanin
and is a linked to cancer, organ toxicity and skin irritation. Found in: skin lightening creams.
Methyl cellosolve: fragrance ingredient and solvent that is an irritant and a possible neurotoxin, developmental toxin, and cause of DNA mutations that could lead to cancer. Found in: anti-aging creams.
Friday, 18 July 2014 17:36
All Natural Healing Foods & Herbs July 18/14
How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages
October 1, 2013
Bandaids, Herbal Medic
As I work on turning this one acre homestead into a self-sustaining Garden of Eden, I have two requirements for every single plant I consider putting in the ground: they must be either edible or medicinal. Preferably both.
Why? Because frankly I don’t have money or space to waste on frivolous landscaping. Everything from the plants to the animals must have a purpose.
More and more people are beginning to see the benefit of having a garden and growing your own food, but growing your own medicine could be equally as vital to your well being. What would you do if you couldn’t get the medical supplies or help you needed for a very long time? How would you manage?
As I plan my medicinal garden, I choose what to grow by studying different medical emergency scenarios and learning which plants I would be able to use if it ever came down to that.
One day as I was doctoring up one of my kiddos, the thought crossed my mind, “What if I couldn’t get any more of these band-aids? What could I use?” This question prompted me to delve into my herbal books and scour the internet for an answer. And I found a good one.
Young Wooly Lamb’s Ear settling down for the winter.
Wooly Lamb’s Ear.
It’s one of my favorites because it’s medicinal AND edible.
A Natural Antibacterial Bandage
Wooly Lamb’s Ear, botanical name Stachys byzantina, has been used for centuries as a wound dressing on battlefields. Not only do the soft, fuzzy leaves absorb blood and help it to clot more quickly, they also contain antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. All of these factors make this plant a really great alternative to store-bought bandages (especially since many of them are made in China!).
Other Medicinal Uses
Wooly Lamb’s Ear actually has many medicinal uses. You can heat a few bruised leaves in a pot of simmering water, and use the cooled infusion as an eyewash to treat pinkeye and sties.
Drink a tea made from young, dried Wooly Lamb’s Ear leaves to help with fevers, diarrhea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart. (~Wikipedia)
You can bruise the leaves so that the juices are released, and put them on bee stings or other insect bites to help reduce the swelling. The same effect can be seen when used for treating hemorrhoids, or for postpartum recovery.
Still More Uses
As if Wooly Lamb’s Ear isn’t awesome enough, the list of uses continues.
Being soft and super absorbent, Lamb’s Ear leaves can be used as menstrual pads, or in place of cotton balls. It can even be used as toilet paper!
You can eat it as well. Enjoy young, tender leaves fresh in a salad, or gently steamed as greens.
Are you growing Lamb’s Ear yet?
If you don’t have any of this important medicinal plant growing around your home yet, get some. If you can’t find any plants locally, buy some seeds and grow them yourself. It’s super easy, and much cheaper that way anyways. Lamb’s Ear make a gorgeous landscaping border, and grows well in containers. Plant as much as you have room for, ’cause it’ll come in handy when your stash of tp runs out!
How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages (Wooly Lamb’s Ear) From Seed
Starting your own plants from seed really is easy. Here’s how…
1. Fill a well-draining container with Seed Starting Mix. A yogurt cup with holes poked in the bottom works nicely.
2. Wet the soil thoroughly. If you’re on city water, use filtered water for your plants. The chemicals in treated water can inhibit plant growth.
3. Plant 1-2 seeds per small container (thinning out the weakest seedling), or plant seeds about 6″ apart in a larger pot, burying them 1/4″ deep.
4. Keep the soil moist and the containers out of direct light until the seedlings germinate. As soon as you see the tops of the plants emerging, put them somewhere where they can get at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, or under a grow light. It helps to set the cups/pots in a shallow tray of water to keep the soil from drying out.
5. When the plants have at least three sets of leaves, they’re ready to be transplanted to a semi-shady place in your yard. Space them 12″ apart. They will multiply readily in good soil.
If you haven’t started thinking about growing some medicinal herbs, Wooly Lamb’s Ear is a perfect one to begin with. And in my opinion, you can never have enough!
Once you have it, don’t stop there! There are so many medicinal herbs you can be growing no matter where you live. Check out Grow Your Own Antibiotics for more great suggestions.
Health Benefits and Uses for Home-Grown Herbs.
Herbs are some of the best things you can grow around your house and garden. They are mostly easier to grow then many kinds of vegetables and fruits and yet they can be just as healthy and tasty to eat. These are 10 of the easiest, healthiest and most recommended herbs for you to grow, each with important tips on where and how to grow them. They are guaranteed to make your food taste better, your house smell nicer and your overall health doing better than ever before.
A good for source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6, rosemary has been found to be helpful with enhancing memory and concentration as well as providing neurological protection. It is an herb that’s perfect to grow in a pot, but not in direct sunlight, so you don't even need to have a garden. Use dry or fresh rosemary to add a great taste to pizzas or baked potatoes.
Thyme is a powerful herb that can help you with many types of breast and colon cancer, bacterial infections and skin problems. Thyme is commonly used for the treatment of diarrhea, stomachache, arthritis, sore throat and bronchitis. The plant is very hardy and is easy to grow, it is also safe to harvest without constant fear of the plant dying. It is best used in deep stews and meat marinades.
Sage is used in medicine to help alleviate symptoms of mental disorders such as Alzheimer's and depression. It can also be used to solve digestive problems, improve memory and help type 2 diabetes patients with lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. A sage plant requires plenty of sunshine, good drainage and good air circulation. Sage is most often used with poultry and pork but can also be used to flavor cheese.
Many people believe that lemon balm has calming effects that can reduce anxiety and sleep problems, it is also used for digestive problems like upset stomach, intestinal gas, vomiting and colic. This useful plant tends to be naturally pest and disease resistant, all it really needs is some decent soil, protection from punishing heat and a regular watering schedule. This herb can be used for making homemade tea and as a yummy salad addition.
Parsley contains more vitamin C and K than basically anything else you eat, it works wonders for people with kidney stones, gastrointestinal disorders, constipation, diabetes, cough, and asthma. If you plan on planting some parsley seeds in your garden do so in moist, rich soil and plant each seed about 7 inches (18 cm) apart. Chop parsley and sprinkle it on any dish you want to add a little life and color to, it's mild on flavor and yet very refreshing.
Chives is nutrient-dense herb, its low on calories and high on beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chives contains choline, an important nutrient that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. It has no problems growing in-doors or out-doors but it prefers full sun light, it is also important to give chives consistent watering in the growing season, to ensure high yields. Add a bit of chives to salads or other dishes spiced with herbs to give them an unexpected twist.
Best grown in a pot, as it grows to fill whatever space you give it, mint is a very useful herb to have around the house. It can be used as a simple answer to allergies, colds, Irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal pains. Use mint to make home-made natural tea, add to your salads, and even just crush a bit of leaves and add to water with some lemon juice for a great healthy drink.
This plant will glow at ground level but won't spread too aggressively which means its best gown out-doors or in large containers. Not only does this herb provide food flavor and an amazing smell, it's also high on potent antioxidants and anti-bacterial ingredients. Water the oregano only when the soil is dry, they are native to arid regions and don't like too much water. Use it when you are making some home-made pizza, mix it in with your pasta sauce and even try adding a bit to your morning's scrubbed eggs.
Tarragon has been used as a traditional remedy to stimulate appetite and alleviate anorexic symptoms. It is a rich source of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A as well as B, and other minerals like calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium. Keep tarragon in a spot of the garden that enjoys full sun in the morning with dappled light in the afternoon. It can tolerate full afternoon sun in locations that don't get too hot but it should be kept well watered. Tarragon is a tasty spice for any dish with rice or chicken and can also add a refreshing, but not overpowering, taste for fish.
Consider planting this herb in your garden and house just for the smell if not for its many possible heath befits. Rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties, basil is a good source for vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, iron and potassium. During dry periods water the plants freely, basil loves moist ground, and also be sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growth throughout the summer. Commonly used in Italian cooking, basil combines wonderfully with anything that includes tomatoes and cheese.
Source: Jimmy R.
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Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:28
MSG Causes Obesity slow death! May 11/14
Here’s an interesting article that warrants a read...if true, we should be extra vigilant in checking labels from now on....
MSG (a slow poison) - Very Interesting
The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavoring.” MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton’s and Starbucks coffee shops!
I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America.
In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.
The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing
rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: “MSG-Treated Rats.”
When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked
the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything — the Campbell’s soups1, the Hostess Doritos, the Lay~ flavored Potato chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially the “healthy low-fat ones.
The items that didn’t have MSG marked on the product label had something called “hydrolized Vegetable Protein,” which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.
It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don’t catch on. Other names for MSG are “Accent, “Ajinomoto,” “Natural
( Meat tenderizer,” etc.) But it didn’t stop there.
When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items contained MSG. Many employees, even the managers, ~ they didn’t use MSG. But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein everywhere.
Burg~ King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell~ every restaurant -- even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chills, Applebee’s, and Denny's -- use M& in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy. No wonder I loved to eat that coating the skin --their secret spice was MSG!
So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative, or a vitamin?
Not according to my friend John Erb. In his book, The Slow Poisoning( of America. He said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body. I
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturer’s lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to mal people eat more.
Saturday, 03 May 2014 15:06
Aspartame Out of UK Schools! May 3/14
Protect your children and do not use this product or allow schools to poison your kids without your consent! They are trying to fool you by changing product names ask questions! Tami
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:22:55 -04
Subject: Re: Aspartame OUT of UK primary schools!!!!???
Yes, we have anything you want to alert the schools. There was a terrible case there where a school removed regular soda pop and only served diet pop. One young man they thought was on crystal meth was actually using aspartame pop. Oh, what he went through. It was the Janitor who took him to the headmaster and said, "its the aspartame". The police had actually taken him in. Anyway, contact Felicity Mawson, Mission Possible UK and she will help you, LONDAF1@aol.com and she use to be a teacher.
What's more we now found the studies on aspartame by the original manufacturer, The FDA made a deal with the manufacturer to never allow the public to see them and no pregnancy warning was put on the product. It took me 8 years to find them, the teratology studies, which showed neural tube defects - autism, spina bifida and cleft palate for starters. Now Dr. Walton is doing a birth defect study and anyone whether they used aspartame who gave birth after 1984 should complete the form on www.mpwhi.com, on a banner. It's short, will take only 5 minutes to complete. You should get the 1000 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com and drop it on the headmasters desk. Ask him which diseases its okay for the children to have, ADD, ADHD, neurological and even psychiatric and behavioral because of the depletion of the serotonin.
Here is the Report for Schools: http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm
Here is the Aspartame Resource Guide: I can add your name to the Misison Possible list if you like and you will continue to get my emails.
Aspartame Resource Guide
Aspartame medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., over 1000 pages He also has other books on aspartame and "A Manifesto for American Medicine"
Dr. Leonard Coldwell’s Detox Formula: http://www.coldwellcleanse.com His new book is “The Only Answer to Cancer”. Goes into aspartame and cancer.
"What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame" by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., www.wnho.net/wtdaspartame.htm Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, www.russellblaylockmd.com He has an excellent CD titled: "The Truth About Aspartame", All info is on http://www.mpwhi.com/blaylock_wellness_center.htm
Aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Cori Brackett email@example.com
“While Science Sleeps” by Dr. Woodrow Monte. Goes into the deadly free methyl alcohol in aspartame that converts to formaldehyde. You can get it at http://www.amazon.com/While-Science-Sleeps-Woodrow-Monte/dp/1452893675/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1325287403&sr=8-11 Discusses diseases caused by the methanol like MS, blindness and birth defects. Tells how FDA made a deal with G. D. Searle to hide the studies that showed aspartame causes birth defects, so the public would never know. Explains autism epidemic.
Extremely important: Dr. Ralph Walton is now doing a study on birth defects along with Dr. Woodrow Monte. If you have given birth since 1984 please complete the form on my web site, www.mpwhi.com, second banner down. It will only take about ten minutes. Then send it to Dr. Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com
Aspartame Information List, you can subscribe on www.mpwhi.com scroll down to banners.
How to get aspartame out of your state: http://www.thenhf.com/press_releases/pr_24_feb_2009.html
Information on how aspartame blinds: http://www.mpwhi.com/nfb_aspartame_and_vision.htm
Killing and disabling pilots, and causing crashes http://www.mpwhi.com/pilot_aspartame_alert_with_letters.htm
No safe dose of aspartame. FDA toxicologist testifies to Congress:: http://www.thenhf.com/article.php?id=3442
Safe Sweetener: Just Like Sugar, www.justlikesugarinc.om Can be found in places like Whole Foods. Made of chicory and orange peel, Calcium and Vitamin C. Chicory has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote in his newsletter, The Blaylock Wellness Report, www.russellblaylockmd.com "Finally a safe sweetener". You can go to their web site above and add your zip code and it will tell you where to get the product or you can get it on web itself. Be sure to try their marvelous hot chocolate with nothing but chocolate and vanilla bean and JLS. What a difference in the taste without a bunch of chemicals.
Special warning for diabetics: Aspartame can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions, and even interacts with insulin. The free methyl alcohol causes diabetics to lose limbs. Jeanette Soto, Mission Possible Brookville, Florida who wrote “Blinded Sight” when her husband lost his sight from aspartame was unable to get her father-in-law, diabetic off aspartame because of the addiction. The free methyl alcohol is classified as a narcotic. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. When Jeanette’s father-in-law, Santiago Echiverria died it had to be a closed casket, the formaldehyde from the free methyl alcohol was oozing out of his skin. The American Diabetes Assn was sued in 2004 for racketeering for pushing aspartame on diabetics, but because of their power got out of it.
Today people are dying of the methanol poisoning. Dr. James Bowen explains:
"Only after longer aspartame usage does liver damage cause blood methanol levels to measurably rise because the liver mitochondria are so damaged that the liver no longer quickly processes either methyl or ethyl (drink) alcohol. Then the acute methanol poisoning is directly measurable from lab results, as the blood methanol level elevates. This entire sequence or "toxic axis" begins with your very first dose of aspartame. Both acute and chronic poisonings from this methanol toxic axis, and other additive and synergistic aspartame poisonings, steadily accumulate in the aspartame consumer.” We continue to get reports of people dying of methanol poisoning. Charles Fleming died and his wife, a Sunday School teacher, remains in a prison in Virginia. The detective on the case said, “Diane is innocent but because I was promoted I could not stop the indictment.” Be warned no diabetic should ever consume wood alcohol. The FDA did no NOAEL on methanol. Without it you cannot set an ADI, allowable daily intake. It’s 44% too high.
Aspartame and MS: http://www.mpwhi.com/new_report_at_neurology_conference.htm
Aspartame Warning Flyer for distribution: http://www.mpwhi.com/warning_flyer_on_aspartame.htm
The Lethal Science of Splenda: http://www.wnho.net/splenda_chlorocarbon.htm
Studies have shown that sucralose can:
* Cause the thymus to shrink by as much as 40% (the thymus is your immune powerhouse - it produces T cells)
* Cause enlargement of the liver and kidneys
* Reduce growth rate as much as 20%
* Cause enlargement of the large bowel area
* Reduce the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50%
* Increase the pH level in the intestines (a risk factor for colon cancer)
* Contribute to weight gain
* Cause aborted pregnancy low fetal body weight
* Reduce red blood cell count
Particular warning to diabetics: Researchers found that diabetic patients using sucralose showed a statistically significant increase in glycosylated hemoglobin, a marker that is used to assess glycemic control in diabetic patients. According to the FDA, "increases in glycosolation in hemoglobin imply lessening of control of diabetes."
Here is how Splenda is made: http://www.wnho.net/chemical_processing_of_splenda.htm
Recently, Dr. Morando Soffritti announced a new study on Sucralose which showed it causes cancer.
Ajinomoto announced a new name for aspartame called AminoSweet. Be warned. It goes under many names; NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Naturataste, Canderel, Benevia, E951, etc. Because the patent has expired it can be used in anything. You must read labels. Many times it’s hidden in artificial and natural flavors. Remember that aspartame has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG. Stuart Pape of the National Yogurt Assn has petitioned the FDA to allow aspartame unlabeled in yogurt and dairy products. The FDA has ignored my FOIA request asking if they allowed this, which is illegal.
Acesulfame Potassium (Sunette) triggered cancer and leukemia in original studies.
Web sites: www.mpwhi.com, www.dorway.com and www.wnho.net
Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Be warned that the FDA has been petitioned for the approval of another aspartame product, Advantame, already approved in Australia and by the European Food Safety Authority. Also, the dairy people have petitioned the FDA to allow less labeling in chocolate milk and 17 other dairy products. Protect your children! FDA must by law have a PKU warning for phenylketonurics who can’t metabolize phenylalanine. Dr. James Bowen says that aspartame actually causes Phenylketonuria!
Prestigious Ecologist: Aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory or prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress: http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf
Also, you may be interested in the history of aspartame reported for Prop 65:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
P.O. Box 4010 1001 I Street, 19th floor
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX (916) 323-8803
Dear Ms. Oshita:
In reading available information, I assume you want mostly how aspartame relates to cancer. Indeed it is a carcinogen, proven so by many scientific studies. Aspartame also triggers many other serious diseases, which fill the 1,000+ page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
When FDA Commissioner Dr. Von Eschenbach took office I wrote him about aspartame and cancer, mainly due to his professed intention to save cancer victims; so much of this has already been done. http://www.mpwhi.com/project_recall_aspartame.htm Later 12 toxicologists asked the FDA to ban aspartame because of the long term Ramazzini studies on large rat populations showing aspartame is “a multipotential carcinogen”. http://www.cspinet.org/new/pdf/aspartame_letter_to_fda.pdf
Now I'll go back to the beginning.
Aspartame was not approved by science but thru the political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld. D.C. Attorney James Turner, explains how Rumsfeld did it in the documentary Sweet Misery, a Poisoned World. Here’s a clip from the movie so you can hear what he said: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
Searle’s problem was they couldn’t get studies to show safety. For example, in the Bressler Report: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_news.htm you read where they would excise brain tumors from the rats, put them back in the study and after they died resurrected them back on paper. They even filtered out neoplasms to hide them from the FDA. Repeatedly Searle was caught in this criminal activity.
On January 10, 1977 in a 33 page letter, FDA Chief Counsel Richard Merrill recommended to the Justice Department Attorney Sam Skinner that a grand jury investigate Searle for "apparent violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 USC 331 (e), and the False Reports to the Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 1001, for "their willful and knowing failure to make reports to the Food and Drug Administration required by the Act, 21 U.S.C 355 (i) and making false statements in reports of animal studies conducted to establish the safety of aspartame." The FDA called special attention to studies investigating the effect of NutraSweet on monkeys and hamsters.
Searle was caught dead to rights, so they hired Skinner, made him a deal he couldn’t refuse. So the former Justice Department prosecutor became a defender. Next at bat - U. S. Prosecutor William Conlon, promptly switched sides too. By then the statute of limitations had expired. Searle knew they couldn't win the case so they simply hired the prosecutors. The Godfather hired the District Attorneys!
Nevertheless the FDA had no intention of approving aspartame. The fraud was so great that Dr. John Olney (who with James Turner fought against approval of aspartame) told Searle to do studies in his lab so he could see that they were done honestly, with supervision. Dr. Olney believed the FDA wouldn’t approve aspartame because the studies showed it produced brain damaged. What he didn’t anticipate is that Searle didn’t submit these findings to the FDA.
January 30, 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry revoked Searle’s petition for approval declaring that they had "not been presented with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive." Searle had spent $17 million on an aspartame factory and had no intention of giving up, poison or no. At this point they hired Donald Rumsfeld who said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway. What were those markers? President Reagan had told Rumsfeld he would be nominated for vice president, but instead selected Bush number 1.
The day after Reagan took office he appointed Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes as the new FDA Commissioner, to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. Reagan knew it would take 30 days to get Hayes to the FDA, so he wrote an Executive Order making the FDA powerless to do anything about aspartame. At 3 AM that night a member of Reagan’s staff called the FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan and fired him. Here is a letter from his wife who was there when the terminating call came in: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_about_jere_goyan.pdf
Once aspartame was on the market there was outrage as consumers were diagnosed with seizures, multiple sclerosis and blindness from the free methyl alcohol releases. Senator Orrin Hatch, on Monsanto’s payroll, obstructed hearings on aspartame for years, but there were 3 Congressional hearings from 1985 to l987. Hatch was on Monsanto’s payroll, and kept the bill in committee that would put a moratorium on aspartame until NIH completed independent studies on the flood of aspartame problems they were seeing: seizures, blindness, headaches, sexual dysfunction, behavioral problems, especially in children, drug interactions and birth defects.
About that time Dr. James Bowen wrote FDA that “aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and 70 countries” - today over 100. http://www.dorway.com/drbowen.txt The good doctor wrote: "For this reason, I am opposed to labeling aspartame content of food and drinks. To do so would imply that the government is taking some sort of responsible action....when the only responsible action would be to immediately take aspartame off the market, fully disclose its toxicities, offer full compensation to the injured, public and criminally prosecute anyone who participated in the fraudulent placement of aspartame on the marketplace."
How was the new FDA Commissioner, Arthur Hayes, rewarded for over-ruling the Board of Inquiry? He was hired as a consultant to NutraSweet’s PR Agency on a 10-year contract at $1,000.00 a day, and nobody’s heard a peep from him since, he got lockjaw. Who ever heard of a PR guy who won’t talk?
Now they began funding professional organizations, ladies-of-the-evening like the American Diabetes Assn, American Dietetic Assn and numerous others to propagandize the public with touting asparshame. Of course they also threatened scientists whose studies identified the toxicity of this poison. In the UPI Investigation Dr. Wurtman was threatened if he did studies on aspartame and seizures he would lose his funding. He capitulated. Read this report on the 8 month investigation by United Press International: http://www.mpwhi.com/upi_1987_aspartame_report.pdf Dr. Wurtman, too, got a terrible case of aspartame lockjaw, but MIT still gets the money.
ILSI, the International Life Sciences Institute, was born in 1978 as a “research” front for our favorite poisoners. Its board members are from Coke, Pepsi, Searle, Monsanto and the rest of the usual suspects. If a university won't play their way the get no pay, that is to say, funding for fake “research”.
Over the years many independent studies have been done. The manufacturers say 200 studies that aspartame is safe as rain. Some of those were the ones FDA found fraudulent and sought prosecution for, and others were simply bought and paid for quack studies from rubber duck labs.
Consider seizure studies by Monsanto, they bought Searle in l985: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/abuse/seizures.html Seizures are listed 5 times on the FDA report of 92 symptoms that range from male sexual dysfunction to death: http://www.mpwhi.com/92_aspartame_symptoms.pdf People are having so many seizures and going blind on aspartame that the Community Nutrition Institute filed a petition to ban aspartame in l986. Again the manufacturers put in the fix to prevent it from being banned.
They were so worried someone would have a seizure they actually gave people anti-seizure medication in the Rowan study. ‘This impeccable “study” involved one-day consumption of, believe it or not: a single capsule of aspartame. Tantamount to smelling the bottle. The got it peer reviewed with their power. So when consumers complain of seizures they say "we did studies and aspartame doesn't cause seizures".
I smoked a Lucky once and I’m fine, so nicotine doesn’t cause cancer!
They have all bases covered. Today front groups like Calorie Control Council, with full knowledge that aspartame causes birth defects and mental retardation actually push the poison: http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm
When 60 Minutes did a story about aspartame and brain tumors the manufactures claimed to have all these studies showing safety. Dr. Ralph Walton who was on the show decided to research who funded the “studies”:http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html Note that 92% of independent peer-reviewed studies show problems aspartame causes, while those funded or controlled by industry all say it’s safe. If you eliminate 6 studies the FDA, aspartame’s branch office in Washington, messed with, and one pro-aspartame sponsored summary, 100% of independent scientific peer reviewed studies show aspartame problems.
As Dr. Bowen said: this is mass poisoning of the world. Aspartame destroys the brain, the optic nerve, the immune system and central nervous system. It devastates every organ of the body. Epidemic obesity, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, retinopathy and neuropathy, optic nerve destruction, convulsions and insulin reactions, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, IQ depreciation and dozens of other afflictions have been inflicted upon us by this deadly neurotoxic carcinogenic “sweetener”.
According to the prestigious Ecologist, aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf
Studies show the horrific damage done to the body. For instance, the Trocho Study shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol actually embalms tissue and damages DNA. www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf
Here are summaries of the two aspartame studies, Ramazzini, that showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, passed down through the mother:
DR. MORANDO SOFFRITTI, lead researcher on two groundbreaking long-term aspartame studies. He was recently honored at New York’s Mt Sinai School of Medicine with the Irving J Selikoff Award For his outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial carcinogens and his promotion of independent scientific research. Reviewing his two impeccable aspartame studies. Dr. Soffritti explains:
The first ERF study (2005) was conducted on 1800 Sprague-Dawley rats (100-150/per sex/per group) In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 5000, 2500, 100, 500, 20, 4, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began at 8 weeks of age and continued until spontaneous death. The results show that APM causes a statistically significant, dose-related increase of lymphomas/leukemias and malignant tumors of the renal pelvis in females and malignant tumors of peripheral nerves in males. These results demonstrate for the first time that APM is a carcinogenic agent, capable of inducing malignancies at various dose levels, including those lower than the current acceptable daily intake (ADI) for humans (50 mg/kg of body weight in the US, 40 mg/kg of body weight in the EU).
The second ERF study (2007) was conducted on 400 Sprague-Dawley rats (70-95/per sex/per group). In order to simulate daily human intake, aspartame was added to the standard rat diet in quantities of 100, 20, and 0 mg/Kg of body weight. Treatment of the animals began on the 12th day of fetal life until natural death. The results of the second study show an increased incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in female rats with respect to the first study. Moreover, the study shows that when lifespan exposure to APM begins during fetal life, the age at which lymphomas/leukemias develop in females is anticipated. For the first time, a statistically significant increase in mammary cancers in females was also observed in the second study. The results of this transplacental carcinogenicity bioassay not only confirm, but also reinforce the first experimental demonstration of APMs multipotential carcinogenicity.
Another study by Dr. Morando Soffritti, Ramazzini Institute, showed aspartame causes liver and lung cancer.
In 2002 I petitioned the FDA to ban aspartame. The FDA had 180 days to answer it. They refuse, obviously because I'm using their own words, and they don't know how to get around the fact that everything is a matter of record. If it wasn't so criminal one would have to laugh at their propaganda - the idea that someone might even consider believing them. For instance, they will tell you there is just a small amount of methanol, and there is more in oranges. What they don't say is that in oranges that it is accompanied by ethanol, which is the classic antidote for methanol toxicity and takes it out of your body safely. Here is a peer reviewed journal article about it. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_methanol_and_public_health.pdf Methanol also binds to pectin. In aspartame there is no ethanol. Here is their basic propaganda answered with references: http://dorway.com/dorwblog/?page_id=606
A detox formula for aspartame victims endorsed by Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon: www.wnho.net.wtdaspartame.htm Available are his excellent books and a CD :"The Truth About Aspartame"
There are efforts now in states and countries to rid the planet of aspartame. It is genetically engineered. The manufacturers are get people in high places addicted. When I testified to the Senate in New Mexico, half the senators were sipping Diet Coke. Presidents Clinton and Bush were addicted. Methanol is classified as a narcotic and it causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain producing addiction.
I've lectured in other countries and I can tell you people are sick and dying the world over on this poison. It would be great to see it banned from California. First of all its illegally on the market because it violates the Delaney Amendment. Here are comments from an FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, to Congress on 8/1/85:
Dr. Gross testified that at least one of Searle's studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"
The Delaney Amendment makes it illegal to allow any residues of cancer causing chemicals in foods. In his concluding testimony Gross asked, "Given the cancer causing potential of aspartame how would the FDA justify its position that it views a certain amount of aspartame as constituting an allowable daily intake or 'safe' level of it? Is that position in effect not equivalent to setting a 'tolerance' for this food additive and thus a violation of that law? And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?" Congressional Record SID835:131 (August 1, l985)
Here is my letter to the Assembly Committee on Health which exposes the fact that it's adulterated: http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_to_a_n_kim_california_ach.htm The adulteration means it violates interstate commerce laws.
Consumer power is winning the war against this toxin. Holland Sweetener, the largest European aspartame producer closed in 2006. Another European maker also quit. In Japan Tosh stopped making it as well. Merisant, in the USA went bankrupt for $230,000,000 in January, 2009. 47 members of Parliament signed for a ban in the UK. There is continuing effort to get banned in the Philippines. Romania banned it in the early 90's because it’s carcinogenic. And now the European Food Safety Authority is doing a review.
Today no drug is safe if the consumer is using aspartame because of the interaction due to damage to the mitochondria. It's used in hospitals because of the dietitians making patients even sicker.
The Nutratanic hit the iceberg and Coke & Pepsi are in the lifeboats with new sweeteners in the works. Japan’s Ajinomoto and the USA NutraSweet Co are still slapping around in the frigid waters of consumer condemnation. http://www.wnho.net/recipe_for_death.htm
If I can provide further data I’ll gladly do so. There is no way to show safety on aspartame with honest, unbiased studies. Eliminate industry studies to defend its product and you'll see how deadly is this toxin. Dr. Bill Deagle said its more deadly than depleted uranium because its ubiquitous in our food.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International (warning the world off aspartame)
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
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At 08:43 AM 4/26/2014, Tonya JAYSTON wrote:
Hi, I am an American living in the UK. We moved here in 2011 (from Sedona, Arizona) and have 3 children ages 10, 5 & 4 who are enrolled in the British public school system. I was quite horrified to find the rampant use of aspartame in drinks targeted and served to children. I requested, in writing to the schools, that my children NOT be served any items with aspartame during special events etc. My request was met by the school phoning me to ask if I had my children officially tested for allergies to aspartame, as, if they were not allowed to have the same drinks as other children during special events they would probably feel left out. I have since personally purchased the squashes that do not have aspartame for the special events, so my children can have what the other children have and not feel left out. At home they drink water. At any rate, I was wondering if you are still actively pursing UK awareness of aspartame and if you have anything I can pass on to the school to help create an aspartame free zone. I am the secretary of the PTA at the school and have requested the PTA to only consider purchasing aspartame free squashes but have been only met with ridicule. Please help!!!!
P.S. not sure if it matters or not but I live on the Isle of Wight.... Evidently everyone here ACTUALLY believes this report- ugh: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/131210.htm
Friday, 02 May 2014 14:55
MSS Eliminating Lyme disease! May 2/14
Restoring Health from Lyme disease is completely possible! #3 in the series “Restoring Health”
"Lyme disease has surpassed AIDS as one of the fastest growing infectious epidemics in our nation with a cost to society measuring at approximately $1 billion annually”.
This is the next disease that we are covering in our series, “Restoring Health”. Lyme disease is growing fast! Many people are misdiagnosed as having Lyme disease but have something altogether different such as: Crohn’s disease, Fibromyalgia, or Lupus to name a few.
Here are the common illnesses that are misdiagnosed as Lyme disease:
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Crohn’s disease
• Early ALS
• Early Alzheimers disease
• Fifth’s disease
• Gastroesophageal Reflux disease
• Infectious Arthritis
• Interstitial Cystis
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Juvenile Arthritis
• Ménières Syndrome
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Psoriatic Arthritis
• Psychiatric disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.)
• Raynaud’s Syndrome
• Reactive Arthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Sjogren’s Syndrome
• Sleep disorders
• Thyroid disease
• Various other illnesses
Important: Get a few diagnoses from different clinics or laboratories, before deciding exactly what you have contracted.
The Good News is that it really doesn’t matter what illness you have because our Sacramental protocols are “restoring health” to 95% of the world’s diseases!
You can see below, we’ve included a few written testimonies and 2 video testimonies about “restored health” from Lyme disease. We need many more video testimonies so that many, many more people will be at “ease” from this disease!
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Here are a few testimonies that we currently have on our websites and on our YouTube channel, “MMStestimonials” – http://www.youtube.com/MMStestimonials
Written testimonies of “restored health” from Lyme disease
#1. Hi there,
I've been a long time tick host, lived in Germany and last Switzerland, travelled a lot through some European countries and caught most of the local ticks, as I had been straying around in the forests a lot. So no doubt that I must have been pretty loaded with all kinds of parasites. It took many years though to get a diagnosis, so starting from the first erythema migraines, I never have gotten any treatment whatsoever. Somehow I was able to ignore the symptoms by keeping myself active and by a few attempts to shape my immune system (for example with the famous kombucha tea).
However, I got caught in a series of heavy symptoms in the past few years that not only kept me from doing my job, finally I got the worst brain fog that I could ever imagine (and I never have been of the depressed, pessimistic type). I was functioning no more, collapsed a few times and scared my dearest human beings around me. They all said my personality was flaky. Hospitals didn't find anything in my blood, except for a slight hint (when I begged them for a Lyme check), but not enough to get a proper treatment. Generally over all these years, I kept hearing: Well, you're ok, you're fit, what do you want from us? Maybe consider seeing a shrink...
So, before terminating myself because I couldn't take it any longer, I tried various forms of Sodium Chlorite solutions. I had read about MMS, but finally, I was advised by a special therapist, before I took the stuff.
So I began with the advised minimum dose of five drops...and BANG...I was heavily sick for one day. By now, after a 30 day test phase, I could say that the reaction was a heavy Herxheimer reaction to the toxin load and my wrecked constitution. So I could literally keep no food in myself, it splashed out regularly through all possible paths (pardon my descriptive language, my excuse is to not be a native speaker :-)
While being seriously ill, I got aware of another reaction that I had noted earlier: It's a stinging, short pain that can occur anywhere in the body, and which goes away within a few seconds, then comes back for a few times. The Chlorine Dioxide obviously had triggered something in my head, and since then, it has done it a few times again, but with decreasing intensity.
After the last few times calling ralph by the white phone on that day, I slept a lot. Next day, the brain fog was gone, but my stomach and intestines felt wrecked. So I drank a lot of tea (which I kept inside, this time) and tried to detox myself with a few nutrition additives.
The day after, the brain fog was still gone. How could that be? I was even fit enough to make a walk. Before that, my knees didn't have any power whatsoever. Somehow, that bit of toxic gas inside my veins must have destroyed a lot of unhealthy stuff that made me sick.
So, since then I am on my little MMS protocol, tried it in various ways (activated, non- activated) while monitoring my pH urine level, to see how I was doing with the acids. I have done a lot of research about the pros and cons, honestly I must say it appears to me as one of the least intrusive (let aside the heavy Herxheimer reactions) and best controllable antibiotics so far.
However, I would not advise anyone to use MMS with a very wrecked immune system and without a therapist-advised strategy on how to get rid of all the toxic waste after the MMS reaction.
After all, I now have my lab diagnosis after more than 10 years of uncertainty, and the funny thing is: I don't care anymore. Needless to say that the doctors didn't know what MMS was. Their decision is still not made yet, but the chance is little, that I'll take their antibiotics advice, once they finally found their conclusion. My hope currently is, that MMS can get rid of the remaining garbage as well. Even if it doesn't, it got me out of the worst.
#2. I was bit by a deer tick over a year ago and everything I took to help cure my Lyme disease did not work.
I stumbled on a MMS thread on the internet and read all the comments and even the scary stuff the FDA published on MMS. I felt like I was at death’s door and in constant pain so I said---why not try this stuff----well I’m glad I did!!!
I started taking MMS in July 2012 - It has helped me. It’s only been one month but it is starting to work and many of my symptoms are starting to go away. I still get sleepy and have a little bit of joint pain but on a scale of 1 to 10 = the joint pain is now a 3 when it was a 10 without MMS. I am going to continue taking MMS for as long as it takes to completely rid my body of this Lyme.
I had the diarrhea at first when starting the MMS but it went away soon and now I am taking 12 drops in the morning and 12 drops before bedtime. The MMS makes me sleepy sometimes when I drink it in the morning but that is the only side effect I’ve been having.
I will update my information in the future and report my progress so others can read about the good news.
Thank you Mr. Humble for all that you have done!!!!!!!
MMS is a blessing to me!!!
#3. I was bitten by a Horse fly age 9 years old. No one knew anything about Lyme back then. I was left untested for any spirochete infection. But the infection slowly began to affect my body and my brain from then on, still no one put two and two together. When I was 22 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I have subsequently discovered that M.S is connected to Lyme disease in fact M.S is a spirochete infection not just an autoimmune disease.? As Dr. Lyda Mattman says "Multiple sclerosis should be renamed Multiple Spirochetes". That is enough for me to know I was infected by the Horse fly.
M.S is chronic untreated Lyme according to many doctors out there.
I have been taking MMS for 15 months and wow! I am almost rid of the Lyme disease and co-infections. I say almost because these infections can go dormant for 10, 20, even 50 years if you do not kill it all in the body system.
I am physically stronger, no need for walking aids anymore, my cognitive thinking is now second to none, I have no brain fog, my eyesight is above 20/20 vision, my coordination is brilliant, I can now hold a conversation. I do not have splayed feet anymore (something I have had since the bite age 9) My I.Q has improved by 60% (Lyme and co-infections affect the I.Q.).
I am basically a normal healthy human all thanks to MMS and you Jim.
I have been spared a life of ever increasing disability and pain.
My children have congenital Lyme and co-infections and they too have been taking MMS for 15 months (their own choice as they are Gilleck competent)
They are fabulously well and also have cleared their bodies of Lyme and co-infections again. They will carry on taking MMS for a while longer as I said because these infections can lie dormant for a long time and we all want to be sure it is gone for good!
Both have been eye tested and their vision is above 20/20 their eyesight has improved greatly.
My eldest who was a snuffly baby (connected to a spirochete infection) no longer has sinus problems, the eyes are no longer affected (used to have constant eye irritation also connected to a Lyme, co-infection)
Our hair, nails, teeth are brilliant and fabulous with an infection all of these are affected.
We were on a limited time with my children it would only have been a couple of more years (by the time they reached age 18) that they too would of been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or become disabled, MMS has saved their lives too!
All of this because of a bite from a horse fly which are carriers of Lyme and other co-infections.
MMS is the savior as well as Jim of course I am eternally grateful.
I will keep everyone updated about our further progress.
If anyone is concerned about long term use of MMS, well if I had of taken antibiotics I would have to take those for up to 10 years causing damage and costing £800 per person per month. As far as I am concerned MMS causes no damage long term, no side effects and is better for the body and costs pence per dose it really is the better option to heal from chronic Lyme.
#4. Here is my testimony thus far regarding Dr. Group's info. on using MMS for my chronic lyme disease and mycoplasma pneumonia; feel free to cut and paste it and share with whomever may benefit, as long as you remove my email address, and use only my first name, which is Kathleen.
"So far, I've succeeded in using MMS for one month. I purchased it from this source: MMS Kits with Citric Acid Activator
I'm absolutely thrilled with the results!!! I felt better in one day on MMS than one year and nine months on other treatments (antibiotics, antifungals, and nebulizing both prescription hydrogen peroxide saline solution and 400 ppm mild silver protein). I just couldn't take any more antibiotics; my body said enough!' What tipped the scales was great wasting: much muscle loss; weak, sagging skin and wrinkles; super brillo-like hair; and hair loss, sometimes in handfuls. I aged greatly in the last two years, probably the equivalent to 15 years of aging, and my hair had become a nightmare that I must hide or disguise!
I must note that last fall, when I started using a good brand of bentonite clay and zeolite, my brain-fog reduced greatly, so I love those detox. Agents and encourage everyone to use them! These diseases made me an air-head, but the clay/zeolite detox reduced that particular harm from toxins by about 80%.
Friday, 28 March 2014 23:22
Chocolate Health Benefits! Mar 29/14
Science & Technology News
Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits
Mar 18, 2014 Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times
For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.
On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas said they had solved the confection conundrum: Specific chocolate-loving microbes in the gut convert an otherwise indigestible portion of the candy into anti-inflammatory compounds, they said.
Using a series of modified test tubes to simulate humans' gurgling guts, researchers exposed several forms of cocoa powder to digestive juices and enzymes, and then to bacteria found in samples of human feces.
What they found was that after cocoa was "digested," long molecules called polyphenolic polymers remained within the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract.
The molecules are too large to cross the walls of the gut and be used as nutrients, according to researcher John Finley, a professor of food science and biochemistry at Louisiana State University.
"They do nothing for us except travel down the GI tract after we consume them," Finley said.
That is until they encounter some of the many microbes that inhabit the human colon, particularly Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, researchers said.
"These little guys say, 'Hey -- there's something in there that I can use,' and they start to break it down," Finley said.
The smaller molecules that result from this fermentation can travel through the gut wall and be used by the body, researchers said.
"These materials are anti-inflammatory and they serve to prevent or delay the onset of some forms of cardiovascular disease that are associated with inflammation," Finley said.
A number of short-term studies conducted in recent years have suggested that dark chocolate can cause blood vessels to dilate, and thus lower blood pressure, although this is not the case with white chocolate and milk chocolate.
It has been unclear exactly why this happens, but researchers had focused on the effects of anti-oxidant flavanols, such as catechin and epicatechin.
Finley said these were among the compounds that were poorly digested, yet acted upon by gut microbes. The other substance that was fermented was dietary fiber, which makes up about 30 percent of cocoa powder.
He said that the amount of cocoa powder that appeared to produce beneficial effects was about two tablespoons a day.
One of the issues involving dark chocolate, Finley said, was the amount of sugar and fat that chocolate candy contained. He said you could avoid those substances by putting cocoa powder on oatmeal, as he does.
He said it was possible that the beneficial compounds contained within cocoa powder might one day be processed into pill form, and noted that Mars Inc., the maker of M&M candy, was partially funding research into that possibility.
Finely said he wasn't very excited by this prospect.
"I would rather eat a big old chocolate cookie or a cup of cocoa than . . . take a pill," he said.
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