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Medicinal Plants & Mangos ! Sept 16/14 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:56

Medicinal Plants & Mangos ! Sept 16/14

17 of The Most Underrated Medicinal Plants In The World

14th September 2014

By Mae Chan

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Many people are finally becoming acquainted with how effective plants such as cannabis are medicinally. Others are very familiar with the healing abilities of garlic, spinach, ginger and of course echinacea. However, there are so many other plants whose medicinal potential are rarely if ever mentioned and yet rival and even exceed those mentioned above in many areas.

Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds. They have a distinct order to their perfection. Natural selection pressures push these plants to “try out” variations on molecules to enhance the plant’s odds of surviving stressful environments. So, often, one molecule is present in the greatest amount and has the most dramatic effect in a human body — but along with it are variations of that molecule in the same plant. Human beings and plants have co-evolved for millions of years, so it makes perfect sense that our complex bodies would be adapted to absorb needed, beneficial compounds from many varieties of complex plants and ignore the rest. However, no plant should be ignored when it comes to advancing human health.

17 Underrated Medicinal Plants

1. Dandelion

They’re edible flowering plants which widely grow in South America. Dandelions are used to make recipes and drinks. Flowers, leafs and roots of dandelion are used to make food items for medicinal purposes. The act as a cleaning tonic for blood vessels while effectively increasing the functionality of the liver. They balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. They also prevent gallstones and improve the functioning of the pancreas.

2. California Poppy

The brilliant blooms of the poppy make this opioid plant an iconic one. The plant is an effective nervine (anxiety reliever) and is safe for use on agitated children. Can be made into a a tea for quick relief of nervousness and tension. A stronger decoction will offer pain relief. (A decoction is made by “stewing” all safe plant parts, including stems and roots if possible, in water for several hours and, ideally, soaking overnight.)

3. Marigold

Marigold is a flowering plant which grows in wide rage of soils. They are used to cook and add color to many summer dishes. This plant can also cure many skin problems and can effectively reduce skin blemishes. It’s one of the best choices for instant relief from fever. It can reduce swelling to any body parts within short periods. Marigold is also one of the best herbs for headaches and tooth aches. Its anti-inflammatory properties help cure allergies, prevent tumors and also optimize the growth of new blood vessels.

4. Tansy

If you’ve decided to backpack through Europe instead of the mountains of Mexico (but why?), you’ll want to know about a few helpful medicinal plants. Tansy is an old-world aster and remedy, used for flavoring beer and stews as well as repelling insects. Rubbing the leaves on the skin provides an effective bug repellent, but tansy can also be used to treat worms. It is said to be poisonous when extracted, but a few leaves are not harmful if ingested.

5. Lady Ferns

Lady ferns are long light green plants native to the northern hemisphere and one of the oldest plants on Earth. They also heal a number of diseases in naturally. It is a recommended herb for fevers and coughs, prevention against worms and defending against asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis. They are also effective for cuts and sunburns.

6. Alfalfa

Alfalfa is fodder for livestock for a reason: it’s incredibly rich in minerals and health-promoting nutrients and compounds. With roots that grow 20 to 30 feet deep, alfalfa is considered the “father of all plants”. (It also contains a high amount of protein for a green.) Alfalfa originally grew in the Mediterranean and Middle East but has now spread to most of Europe and the Americans. It can treat morning sickness, nausea, kidney stones, kidney pain and urinary discomfort. It is a powerful diuretic and has a bit of stimulant power, helping to energize after a bout with illness. It’s a liver and bowel cleanser and long-term can help reduce cholesterol. You can purchase seeds and sprouts, but it’s fine to eat the leaves straight from the earth.

7. Tea Tree

Tea-tree is one of the most powerful plants effective against dangerous bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. It effectively prevents insects and can cure insects bites almost instantly. Tea tree oil is one of the best solutions to keep fungus at bay and also prevent against head lice. It gives quick relief from cuts and burns and also is one of the fastest ways to remove dandruff. Tea tree also effective for headaches and colds.

8. Catnip

Catnip is the cannabis of the cat kingdom! Famous for making cats deliriously crazy, catnip has health properties that are great for humans, too. Catnip can relieve cold symptoms (helpful if you’re on a camping trip and don’t have access to Nyquil). It’s useful in breaking a fever as it promotes sweating. Catnip also helps stop excessive bleeding and swelling when applied rather than ingested. This mint plant (yep, another one) is also reportedly helpful in treating gas, stomach aches, and migraines. Catnip can stimulate uterine contractions, so it should not be consumed by pregnant women. It grows in the Northern Hemisphere.

9. Thyme

Thyme is widely used as an aromatic plant, as well as an edible one. It effectively prevents small insects and provides many many health benefits mainly for lung problems such as shortness in breath. It provides better prevention against foodborne bacterial infections than any medication and keeps blood pressure level. It reduces the risk of colon cancer and is also a remedy for skin problems such as dryness, redness and swelling. It acts as a relaxing herb by calming down the nervous system.

10. Sage

Sage is an incredibly useful herb, widely considered to be perhaps the most valuable herb. It is anti-flammatory, anti-oxidant, and antifungal. In fact, according to a noted resource World’s Healthiest Foods, “Its reputation as a panacea is even represented in its scientific name,Salvia officinalis, derived from the Latin word, salvere, which means ‘to be saved’.” It was used as a preservative for meat before the advent of refrigeration (eminently useful: you never know when you’ll be forced to hunt in the wild). Sage aids digestion, relieves cramps, reduces diarrhea, dries up phlegm, fights colds, reduces inflammation and swelling, acts as a salve for cuts and burns, and kills bacteria. Sage apparently even brings color back to gray hair… a definite concern when lost in the woods

11. Brucea Javanica

Beyond limited empirical observations, not all medicinal plants have established scientific studies to support their effectiveness. However, in the case of Brucea javanica, it is one of those plants in which scientific investigations have provided enough evidence to prove that it has an impressive efficacy for the treatment of cervical, bladder and pancreatic cancers. Its selective toxicity has also been found to kill 70% of breast cancer cells. Brucea javanica (Brucea javanica (L.) Merr) is one of those plants that needs far more recognition in this category for its incredible ability to selectively kill cancer cells.

12. Navajo Tea

Also called greenthread, Plains Tea or Coyote Plant, this plant has been used for centuries by Native Americans to quickly relieve that most brutal and irritating of infections: the UTI (urinary tract infection). Best when made into a tea or decoction.

13. Red Clover

Native to Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia, red clover is now ubiquitous worldwide. The plant’s reddish pink blossoms can be used for coughs and colds, but they are an excellent detoxifier and blood cleanser as well.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:58
Ebola Vaccine will kill more than Virus!? Aug 20/14 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:11

Ebola Vaccine will kill more than Virus!? Aug 20/14

Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:56:59 -0400 (Ebola Air born read on?)

Monsanto's Vaccine Will Kill More Than the Ebola Itself


NFL Makes Stunning Announcement That Players Will Receive RFID Microchips For 2014 Season

The NFL has just made the stunning announcement that beginning in the 2014 football season, all players will receive RFID tracking chips that will be integrated into their shoulder pads. Their every movement will be tracked, cataloged and analyzed in massive computer systems, with the stats being spat back out in real-time. Overnight, millions of rapid sports fans the world over will be completely sold on the idea of human-wearable RFID microchip technology. From there, it will be the shortest of leaps to implanting those chips into the bodies of the players. The Devil is very smart, and his plan is right on schedule.

ebola And Ebola Vaccine Patents Found

A patent and a vaccine for Ebola haemorrhagic fever has been found and reported by Jonathan Eisen, editor of Uncensored Magazine in New Zealand early Monday morning, indicating possible asymmetrical warfare being waged against humanity.  “THEY MADE IT (A LETHAL VARIANT OF THE WILD EBOLA). THEN THEY TOOK OUT A PATENT ON IT AS WELL AS A VACCINE, AS YOU DO IF YOU WANT TO SCARE OFF THE COMPETITION,” Eisen wrote in an email Monday.  “HERE (below) IS THE ACTUAL PATENT. READ IT AND WEEP.    “THEN STOCK UP ON COLLOIDAL SILVER, VITAMIN C, MMS and VITAMIN D.” Young Living Essential Oils is your best defense. worth reading

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Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'

Sunday, August 03, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as "EboBun." It's patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here. (Thanks to Natural News readers who found this and brought it to our attention.)

Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:

The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.

The patent summary says, "The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291."

It goes on to state, "The present invention is based upon the isolation and identification of a new human Ebola virus species, EboBun. EboBun was isolated from the patients suffering from hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Uganda."

It's worth noting, by the way, that EboBun is not the same variant currently believed to be circulating in West Africa. Clearly, the CDC needs to expand its patent portfolio to include more strains, and that may very well be why American Ebola victims have been brought to the United States in the first place. Read more below and decide for yourself...

Harvesting Ebola from victims to file patents

From the patent description on the EboBun virus, we know that the U.S. government:

1) Extracts Ebola viruses from patients.

2) Claims to have "invented" that virus.

3) Files for monopoly patent protection on the virus.

To understand why this is happening, you have to first understand what a patent really is and why it exists. A patent is a government-enforced monopoly that is exclusively granted to persons or organizations. It allows that person or organization to exclusively profit from the "invention" or deny others the ability to exploit the invention for their own profit.

It brings up the obvious question here: Why would the U.S. government claim to have "invented" Ebola and then claim an exclusively monopoly over its ownership?

U.S. Government claims exclusive ownership over its "invention" of Ebola

The "SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION" section of the patent document also clearly claims that the U.S. government is claiming "ownership" over all Ebola viruses that share as little as 70% similarity with the Ebola it "invented":

...invention relates to the isolated EboBun virus that morphologically and phylogenetically relates to known members filoviridae... In another aspect, the invention provides an isolated hEbola EboBun virus comprising a nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: a) a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1; b) a nucleotide sequence that hybridizes to the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 under stringent conditions; and c) a nucleotide sequence that has at least 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 96%, 97%, 98%, or 99% identity to the SEQ ID NO:

1. In another aspect, the invention provides the complete genomic sequence of the hEbola virus EboBun.

Ebola vaccines and propagation

The CDC patent goes on to explain it specifically claims patent protection on a method for propagating the Ebola virus in host cells as well as treating infected hosts with vaccines:

In another aspect, the invention provides a method for propagating the hEbola virus in host cells comprising infecting the host cells with the inventive isolated hEbola virus described above, culturing the host cells to allow the virus to multiply, and harvesting the resulting virions.

In another aspect, the invention provides vaccine preparations, comprising the inventive hEbola virus, including recombinant and chimeric forms of the virus, nucleic acid molecules comprised by the virus, or protein subunits of the virus. The invention also provides a vaccine formulation comprising a therapeutically or prophylactically effective amount of the inventive hEbola virus described above, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

No medical reason to bring Ebola to the United States

This patent may help explain why Ebola victims are being transported to the United States and put under the medical authority of the CDC. These patients are carrying valuable intellectual property assets in the form of Ebola variants, and the Centers for Disease Control clearly desires to expand its patent portfolio by harvesting, studying and potentially patenting new strains or variants.

Dr. Bob Arnot, an infectious disease specialist who spent time on the ground in developing nations saving lives, recently told Judge Jeanine, "There is no medical reason to bring them here, especially when you see how well Dr. Bradley was." (2)

There is, however, an entirely different reason to bring Ebola patients to America: so they can be exploited for medical experiments, military bioweapons harvesting or intellectual property claims.

Surely, medical authorities at Emory University and the CDC are working hard to save the lives of the two patients who have been transported to the U.S. But they are also pursuing something else at the same time: an agenda of isolating, identifying and patenting infectious disease agents for reasons that we can only imagine.

Only hoping to save lives?

On one hand, it's worth pointing out that the CDC's patent on Ebola is at least partially focused on methods for screening for Ebola and treating Ebola victims with drugs or vaccines. This seems like a worthwhile precaution against an infectious disease that clearly threatens lives.

On the other hand, why the patent? Patenting Ebola seems as odd as trying to patent cancer or diabetes. Why would a government organization claim to have "invented" this infectious disease and then claim a monopoly over its exploitation for commercial use?

Does the CDC hope to collect a royalty on Ebola vaccines? Is it looking to "invent" more variants and patent those too?

Make no mistake that billions of dollars in profits are at stake in all this. Shares of Tekmira surged over 11% last Friday as pressure was placed on the FDA to fast-track Ebola vaccine trials the company has set up. "Health campaigners have started a petition which has already been signed by approximately 15,500 people on pressurizing FDA to approve the drug in the minimum possible time frame," reports (3)

Carefully scripted medical theater

With this, we start to see the structure of the elaborate medical theater coming together: A global pandemic panic, a government patent, the importation of Ebola into a major U.S. city, an experimental vaccine, the rise of a little-known pharmaceutical company and a public outcry for the FDA to fast-track the vaccine.

If Act II stays on course, this medical theater might someday involve a "laboratory accident" in a U.S. lab, the "escape" of Ebola into the population, and a mandatory nationwide Ebola vaccination campaign that enriches Tekmira and its investors while positioning the CDC with its virus patents as the "savior of the American people."

Yes, we've heard this music before, but the last time around it was called Swine Flu.

The formula is always the same: create alarm, bring a vaccine to market, then scare governments into buying billions of dollars’ worth of vaccines they don't need.

Watch the episode with Judge Jeanine here:.

Learn more:

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:14
Doctors Claim Aspartame Dangers Aug 20/14 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:07

Doctors Claim Aspartame Dangers Aug 20/14

Let's say you never researched aspartame.  You see all the trade organizations and other "ladies of the evening" funded by the manufacturers going overboard to convince you aspartame is safe.  Consider:

1.  Why have millions of articles filled with facts been  written to say aspartame is deadly continued  for  over 30 years?  Go to google and put in aspartame dangers and probably get a half a million hits and then read some of the articles.  Then put in aspartame and cancer and get close to 2 million hits.  Read the articles.  Would millions of articles with references and indisputable facts be always available if aspartame was safe?

2.  Read the history of approval and note FDA never scientifically proved aspartame to be safe.  Instead they attempted to  have the company indicted for fraud and revoked the petition for approval.  Note the power of the company as both U.S. Prosecutors hired on with the defense team instead of indicting the company.  Note that G. D. Searle hired Don Rumsfeld to get it on the market and that he "called in his markers" to do this, confirmed in congressional hearings.  He got President Reagan to write an executive order making the FDA powerless to sign the revoked petition into law.  Then he had the FDA Commissioner fired and appointed a friend of Rumsfeld, Arthur Hull Hayes, to over-rule the Board of Inquiry and allow aspartame to be approved.

3.  Note once aspartame was on the market consumers complained of going blind, having seizures and  91 problems listed on the FDA's own report (including death!).

4.  Read the congressional hearings and note the outrage by physicians and researchers about allowing a poison on the market, and the only ones saying its safe are the paid professional organizations - "ladies of the evening", and those paid to do so.  Read  the testimony of those suffering from aspartame. and Note that the lead scientist and toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress that aspartame was illegally on the market because it violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids allowing anything in food that causes cancer.  His last words were "And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public?"  Their compliance officer, Jerome Bressler, said to me those very same words.  Also note  FDA toxicologist, Dr. Verrett also said  in 1987 that aspartame is on the market never having been proven safe! It was allowed on the market in 1981 although I was even told by the builder of the Aspartame plant in Augusta, Georgia that they were selling it before 1981.

5.  Read the Bressler Report authored by  this compliance officer of the shenanigans and fraud of the manufacturer. When I read this report I noticed part of it was missing.  When Jerome Bressler retired I called him and thanked him for being honest and telling the truth about aspartame.  He asked me if I noticed part of his report was missing and I said yes.  He begged me to find two of the studies the FDA had removed, and told me the public had no idea of the horrors that aspartame could cause and these studies were the worst.  I told this to Doctors H. J. Roberts and Russell Blaylock who also called Jerome Bressler and confirmed these facts.  It took me 8 years to find these studies, but finally with the help of Dr. Madeline Price who worked with the famed Dr. John Olney who attempted to prevent approval of this deadly addictive, excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered, teratogenic drug and adjuvant, the studies were found.  No wonder Bressler was so concerned.  They were teratology studies showing neural tube defects - autism, spina bifida and cleft palate.  Now you understand the autism epidemic.  The FDA statement:  "aspartame causes birth defects".

Dr. Roberts had asked his congressman to get these studies and it should be noted that the FDA wrote and send they couldn't be released, they were confidential.   So here 30 years later the FDA knew aspartame was causing birth defects and autism and still did not want the public to know.  They were willing to continue  allow pregnant women to use the product with no warning of birth defects, and have babies born with autism and other horrors.  You can understand why I call them Fatal Drugs Allowed folks.  Maybe they should be called the Food and Death Association.  I added these studies back to the Bressler Report and had Lane Shore, Mission Possible Chicago, take them to Jerome Bressler who was now in a nursing home.   Lane has lost 8 members of his family from aspartame  and had mouth cancer from it. He still suffers from the ear problems (aspartame destroys the central nervous system).  Lane became a dear friend of Jerome Bressler and visited him often and spoke with him on the phone.  Bressler until his dying day warned people in the nursing and when he saw them drinking it in the cafeteria he would say, "don't drink that its poison, its poison!" 

Monica Eng of the Chicago Tribune, Lane Shore, Diane Murphy, Mission Possible Illinois, and  myself visited Bressler one night as he reminisced about the years G. D. Searle attempted aspartame approval.  He told how they would lock their doors from the FDA and Dr. Adrian Gross would shout "open the doors or we will get a court order".  They did everything they could to hide the facts.  Do you want to believe aspartame is safe?
Jerome Bressler has now passed on but he will never be forgotten for trying to warn that aspartame is a deadly poison and should never have been approved. 

6.  If aspartame was safe would a thousand page medical text be available on the symptoms and diseases and cancers it causes, as well as other medical texts and countless books on its horrors? 

"Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", by H. J. Roberts, M.D.
"Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" , by Russell Blaylock, M.D.
"While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills" by Dr. Woodrow Monte,

See the Aspartame Resource Guide at the end of this article. 

7.  If aspartame is so safe than why does the FDA refuse to answer the attempted bans.  There are laws.  The FDA must answer in 180 days.  On an "imminent health hazard" they must answer in a week or ten days according to DC Attorney James Turner who worked with Dr. Olney to prevent approval.  I filed my demand for ban in 2002 and the imminent health hazard in 2007.  Neither have been answered.  The FDA wrote and said  they had more important to do.  They did call in 2009.  I said " I lecture all over the world and people are sick and dying".  The answer: "So what, we need to depopulate!"   Famous words from the agency that is suppose to protect the public!

8.  On what basis did the European Food Safety Authority say aspartame is safe?  There were  82 scientific peer reviewed studies showing aspartame is deadly.,  EFSA threw them out and said they were unreliable.  So they had full knowledge aspartame is not safe and did this because of a conflict of interest.  Why have their doors not been shut forever?

Bans in states and countries have been attempted since aspartame was approved.  It was banned in Romania because it causes cancer.  With all this knowledge the FDA has just approved another aspartame product even more potent, Advantame: This must be repealed and never allowed to be sold.

September is Aspartame Awareness Month.  Dr. Ralph Walton  is doing an aspartame birth defect study.  If you have given birth since 1984 please complete the form on, second banner, very short and return to Dr. Ralph Walton at   We will be doing this all month.  It doesn't matter what country, the only criteria is that you gave birth in l984 or afterwards.

Pass this on and save a life today.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
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Caution: UK non-diet soft drinks
laced with artificial sweeteners!

Adam Smith
Science & communications officer, ANH-Intl

The infamous artificial sweetener aspartame is definitely, absolutely, incontrovertibly safe, or so the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) continues to tell us. It’s also cheaper to produce than sugar. Is that why it’s making the jump from diet soft drinks to the non-diet, ‘full fat’ versions – and frequently not alone?

Although I’m not at all keen on them personally, I know plenty of people who regularly take soft drinks and even some soft-drink ‘addicts’. I often idly pick up their bottles to examine what dastardly ingredients might lurk within in the latest updated formulations. Recently, I spotted something that sent my eyebrows rocketing skyward: the inclusion of artificial sweeteners like aspartame or acesulfame K in sugar-loaded, non-diet drinks!  Many of us have been conditioned to avoid diet drinks because of our aversion or sensitivity to sweeteners.  But now we have to be much more careful to check food and drink labels in the non-diet sector as well.  One quick trip to a local UK supermarket later, cameraphone in hand, was enough to gather evidence of this seemingly strange phenomenon.

This supermarket-brand lime cordial contains lots of glucose–fructose syrup, AKA high-fructose corn syrup – a gift from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – along with acesulfame K.

Apple Tango proudly proclaims it doesn’t contain “any of those poncy ingredients like ginseng or elderflower”, but tops up its sugar content (5.25 g per 250 mL) with both acesulfame K and aspartame.  Give us the ginseng and elderflower, a whack less sugar and no artificial sweeteners every time! And in case you’re wondering, it’s the same story for Cherry Tango, although the Orange version prefers the controversial sweetener saccharin to acesulfame K.

Not to be outdone, Tango’s competitor, Fanta, weighs in with both acesulfame K and aspartame. And a whopping 17.3 g of sugar per 250 mL.

Lilt, however, deems it necessary to cram in no less than three artificial sweeteners in its non-diet incarnation: acesulfame K, aspartame and sodium saccharin. Sugar content? 12 g per 250 mL.

Work this one out: the diet version, Lilt Zero, contains only two sweeteners, one less than the non-diet version!

R White’s Lemonade contains the same three sweeteners as Lilt.

While Schweppes lemonade manages with a mere two sugar substitutes, along with 11 g of sugar per 250 mL.

Even Schweppes Indian tonic water contains saccharin.

Fanta, Lilt, R White’s and Schweppes are all owned by one company: Coca-Cola. So, while ‘full-fat’ Coke itself doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners – at least so far – many of its parent company’s other brands contain several.

UK bears the brunt

We asked our friend and colleague Corinne Enders of Wissenschaft & Natürliche Gesundheit (Science & Natural Health), who also translates ANH-Intl articles into German, to investigate the situation in Germany.

Fanta contains no artificial sweeteners at all.  Neither does Schweppes tonic water.

Punica, a brand similar to the UK’s Tango, contains sodium cyclamate (Natriumcyclamat) and saccharin (Saccharin-Natrium) in its tropical (pictured), cherry and fruity red versions.

From this limited survey, it would seem that UK consumers are confronted with a far greater array of artificial sweeteners in soft drinks than their German counterparts.

A sweet way to save money

There are two obvious reasons why artificial sweeteners may be creeping into non-diet soft drinks. One is cost. In general, it’s far cheaper to manufacture or buy artificial sweeteners than it is to extract natural sugar from beet or cane crops (Figure 1). However, although the world sugar price hit a record high of around $0.34/lb in 2011, it has since dropped back to $0.16 cents/lb (figures correct as of Tuesday 5th August 2014).  So, although sugar prices are a long way from their peak, soft drink manufacturers can still make an easy killing by going down the artificial sweetener route.

According to a 2012 report from the International Sugar Organization (ISO): “There is evidence of some direct substitution of HIS [high-intensity sweeteners] for sugar, particularly through blending of caloric sweeteners and HIS in non-diet products...the advent of even more potent compounding incentives for food/beverage manufactures [sic] to substitute sugar (and HFCS) with HIS in non-diet products.” Clearly, this strategy is not about to reverse any time soon, a trend that the report foresees will cause increased competition for sugar in the medium to long term

Feeding the monster

Secondly, it’s highly likely that the soft drinks industry is responding to a widespread and ongoing change in preferences toward ever-sweeter tastes, along with some recognition of the public’s desire to reduce calories from sugar.  Sugar, especially fructose, is in a bewildering range of foods these days and carries a lengthy list of health problems in its wake. Even more disconcerting is the apparent desire of the food and drink giants to continue to tickle our palates and brains with sweetness.  Recent published science shows that sugary foods and drinks, including alcohol, can create addiction through an effect on the nucleus accumbens in our forebrain. How better to create a generation of addicts but to surround people with sweetened foods, even if the calorie count might sometimes appear a little lower?

Oh, and because these sweeteners are determined as safe by the likes of EFSA and the FDA, let’s ignore their potential health consequences!

Hobson’s choice

The 2012 ISO report informs us that “A blend of sweeteners tends to impart a more rounded aftertaste with reduced shortcomings of individual sweeteners. This is referred to as qualitative synergy.” Welcome to a bizarre world where soft drink fans can easily avoid sugar and its known health dangers, but are confronted with human-made sweeteners and corporate concepts like ‘qualitative synergy’ at every turn. We await the inevitable bleed-through of artificial sweeteners into other food sectors as the media backlash against sugar gathers pace.

Choose life!

There is a bright side to all this, of course. Corporations appear to be locked into a short-sighted pattern of greed that they risk forcing consumers into a stark choice: either eat and drink hyper-sweet – sorry, ‘qualitatively synergistic’ – and profoundly unhealthy foods stuffed full of artificial chemicals, or make the switch from processed foods entirely. Assuming enough people become awake to the dangers, it’s a strategy that could well backfire on the corporations in the long run, to the benefit of human health worldwide. Remember: we, the citizens, hold the power.  Big Food will stop making products for which there is no demand.  Please forward this widely to your contacts, especially those responsible for children.


I sent an email to the press offices of both Coca-Cola UK, owners of Fanta, Lilt, R White’s and Schweppes, and Britvic UK, owners of Tango, to ask for their point of view on why artificial sweeteners are now found in their non-diet products. As yet, I’ve heard nothing – but we’ll keep you posted should any replies be forthcoming.

Call to action

  • How simple does this get?  Cut out soft drinks from your diet entirely, both ‘full fat’ and diet versions! If you’re drinking plenty of either, start by replacing one or two servings/cans per day with an equivalent volume or more of purified or spring water. Then taper down to zero from there, perhaps by cutting out one extra serving per week
  • And while you’re at it…why not cut out processed foods and replace them with fresh, locally grown foodstuffs that are organic where possible?

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    Updated: 6 Aug 2014

Aspartame Resource Guide

Aspartame medical text, Aspartame Disease:  An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., over 1000 pages  He also has other books on aspartame and just published "A Manifesto for American Medicine"
Dr. Leonard Coldwell’s Detox Formula: His new book is “The Only Answer to Cancer”.  Goes into aspartame and cancer.

Detox formula:  "What To Do If You Have Used Aspartame" by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., Dr. Blaylock is author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, He has an excellent CD titled:  "The Truth About Aspartame",   All info is on

Aspartame documentary:  Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, Cori Brackett

“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 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. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:10
Human Disruptor Never List! July 18/14 Print E-mail
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.

All Natural Healing Foods & Herbs July 18/14 Print E-mail
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.

Lemon Balm:

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 :

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.

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MSG Causes Obesity slow death! May 11/14 Print E-mail
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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.

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