Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:47
The Medical Paradigm & Time to Charge Big Pharma! May 12/11
Folks it is time to arrest all who support and enable these criminal organization by going along with there treachery! Tami
In 2008, U.S. health care expenditures continued to skyrocket, growing at an annual rate of 4.4 percent for the year, slower than some recent years, yet still outpacing inflation and the growth of national income.
The total spending was about $7,681 per American and accounted for 16.2 percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the highest of any industrialized country.
Medically unnecessary procedures, hospitalizations and prescription drugs all contributed to this figure of almost $8,000 per person living in the US.
So, what exactly are we getting for our money?
The Medical Paradigm Today: Promoting Profits over Prevention
Currently, the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country in the world. According to the Kaiser Foundation, health care costs in 2008 in the U.S. were over $2.3 trillion. That's more than three times the $714 billion spent in 1990, and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980. With these continually rising costs of healthcare in the US, you would think the quality of medical care would be the best on the planet.
The question is this – what are we buying with all this money?
Or is this money just fueling a booming profit center for the corporations supplying us with a commodity that they are marketing as "health care"?
Are Americans Actually Living in a "Sick" Care Model?
Americans' overall (declining) health and their access to state-of-the-art medical facilities factor into these exorbitant yearly health care expenditures. But a majority of these costs, when put under the microscope, clearly have more to do with promoting ever increasing corporate profits than with making Americans healthier. From government agencies like the FDA to the insurance empire, to health care providers and big pharma, the new primary goal of health care industry in the US has transformed into making money off of sick people.
The drug industry in particular is now primarily focused on treating illness, not promoting health, and has an industry market outlook projection of over $880 billion in sales in 2011. That's equal to one-third of TOTAL health care expenditures in 2008!
And guess what?
Top selling drugs have nothing to do with preventive health either physical or mental! The vast majority of them are sold to you based on their ability to lower or reduce isolated symptoms coming from an underlying imbalance in your body.
The more imbalance inside you, the more symptoms, and the more symptoms the more drugs you need.
That's what the drug companies have been telling America for the better part of two centuries, starting with the "patent medicines" formulations from yesteryear. It seems to me that the drug companies have now taken patent medicines to their ultimate pinnacle: a pill for every symptom needed every day.
Is this not a phenomenal business model?
The only thing they need to keep raking in their billions in profits is an endless supply of symptoms, which precludes allowing you to regain your optimal health, because that would drive you out of their business model. An optimally healthy American does NOT fit in their business model.
The sooner you realize this, the sooner you and your family can "opt out" of the health industry's current "sick care" model and truly begin to regain your health.
Drug Companies are NOT the Only Profit Center in the "Sick Care" Business Model
What may shock you -- it's not just the drug industry that looks at sickness as a Wall Street commodity. Hospitals, surgeons, anesthesiologists – even medical schools – make costly treatments the primary tenets of their health care goals, rather than stressing far more cost effective preventive care.
For years the business of putting people in the hospital was so great that in 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started a campaign to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations.
As an example of the cost of these unnecessary admissions, the state of Texas determined it could save $13.5 million a year by preventing just one unnecessary hospitalization in every health agency in the state! Multiply that by every state in the union, and that would equall hundreds of millions of dollars in savings each year.
Hospitals aren't alone in cashing in on your continuing sickness. Surgeons, for example, are always looking for ways to maximize their profits. The online Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) Review even tells surgeons how to add to their bottom line by increasing outpatient services:
Ear, nose and throat specialists (ENTs) are advised to put tubes in children's ears (myringotomies), and to perform tonsillectomies, corrective surgeries on noses, and endoscopic procedures which take very little time but add to the coffers. It takes 15 to 30 minutes to do a septoplasty (nose reconstruction) and insurance companies pay an average of $1,600, the Review advises the ENTs. Endoscopy can take 30 minutes to two hours and pays up to $10,000.
Orthopedic and spinal surgeons are encouraged to pad their paychecks by adding ancillary services such as physical therapy, performing MRI/Imaging and electromyography nerve testing (EMGs), selling durable medical equipment for use in a patient's home, and to invest in their own private ambulatory surgery center, if they haven't already.
Urologists are told to consider doing endoscopic procedures on the urethra, prostate, and bladder, and to perform a variety of incontinence procedures for both men and women.
They also can add to their income by using a neurostimulating device with patients with overactive bladder – a procedure that typically brings in $15,000 per patient – and by performing kidney and urethral stone removals, penile implants, and vasectomy reversals. The penile implants can be done on patients as young as 19 or as old as 90, the Review says, to the tune of $9,000 to $10,000 per patient.
While I would hope none of these procedures are ever done unnecessarily, how can you tell what's necessary and what's frivolous?
The Mental Health Industry—The Most Absurd of All
Surgeons aren't the only specialists padding their paychecks. The mental health industry, for example, is so eager to find something new to treat that they are constantly updating their psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Their manual has been controversial in the past, but the latest version, DSM-V, has to be regarded as the most questionable ever devised because they've now listed people with a variety of previously ordinary conditions as suddenly having a treatable mental illness, such as children who struggle with math problems or kids who can't easily master writing skills!
If you think that's crazy, then know that one disorder that didn't make the manual was something they were planning to dub "psychosis risk syndrome." Had it been approved, "PRS" would have "identified" treatable children by predicting they would get a mental illness as early as at birth, which could then be treated before it occurred.
I'm not making this up.
Psychiatrists actually supported this lame-brained idea. Luckily, the former chair of a previous DSM task force, Allen Frances, had enough ethics to stop that one, stating that this "syndrome" stood out as:
"…the most ill-conceived and potentially harmful" diagnosis they'd ever contrived, and that it would "misidentify many teenagers who are not really at risk for psychosis." He also said "the treatment they would most often receive (atypical antipsychotic medication) has no proven efficacy."
Allen then added that such a "diagnosis" would encourage more drug marketing (surprise, surprise!), as well as influence parents and clinicians to use this contrived new "disorder" to treat children. I agree – particularly since we already know that drug prescriptions for antipsychotic medicines have nearly tripled in the past 15 years, with unprecedented numbers of children under age 18 taking them.
In fact, according to Medscape.com, the number of children on Medicaid (an entity the government can easily track) who were prescribed antipsychotics doubled (twice as many profit centers for big pharma) between 2001 and 2005.
In four years the number of Medicaid children on antipsychotics doubled, is this not cause for serious alarm? Why haven't you heard about this in the mainstream media, if indeed the number of psychotic children in the Medicaid population has doubled so rapidly?
And there's more, a whopping 41.3 percent of these "psychotic" children have no identifiable reason to support taking these mind-altering drugs!
The Wall Street Journal added that between 2002 and 2007, antipsychotic prescriptions for children increased by a staggering 44.6 percent – making up a now incredible 15 percent of TOTAL antipsychotic drug sales. Is this merely a newly identified market for these legal drug pushers to infiltrate? Or have our children suddenly all become "unhinged" at once?
And if the latter is truly the case, why aren't alarm bells going off at government agencies if 15 percent America's TOTAL diagnosed psychotic population is now under 18 years of age?
Isn't this a pretty profound statistic about the future of the US?
Ironically, this takes us back to where we started – the overprescribing of prescription drugs. When you consider that health officials say that many other drugs like cholesterol medicines and antibiotics are also overprescribed, it's easy see why our drug-based health care costs are skyrocketing.
Newer Technology Means Higher Bills but Few Additional Benefits
Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 17:59
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 14:28
Physicians Group Fight Smart Meters! Feb 2/12
Physician's Group (American Academy of Environmental Medicine) adopts Resolution against wireless smart meters
January 23, 2012
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has adopted a resolution calling for a halt to wireless smart meters.
The full text of the resolution is below.
A hard copy on letterhead may be obtained soon on the AAEM website
at www.aaemonline.org . http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.ca/html/?p=3099
This represents the first national physician's group to look in-depth at wireless health risks;
and to advise the public and decision-makers about preventative public health actions that are necessary.
Please distribute to those who may be interested.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
6505 E Central • Ste 296 • Wichita, KS 67206 Tel: (316) 684-5500 • Fax: (316) 684-5709
Decision Proposed Decision of Commissioner Peevey (Mailed 1/22/2012) BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, On the proposed decision 11-03-014
The Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine opposes the installation of wireless “smart meters” in homes and schools based on a scientific assessment of the current medical literature (references available on request). Chronic exposure to wireless radiofrequency radiation is a preventable environmental hazard that is sufficiently well documented to warrant immediate preventative public health action.
As representatives of physician specialists in the field of environmental medicine, we have an obligation to urge precaution when sufficient scientific and medical evidence suggests health risks which can potentially affect large populations. The literature raises serious concern regarding the levels of radio frequency (RF – 3 KHz – 300 GHz) or extremely low frequency (ELF – o- 300 Hz) exposures produced by “smart meters” to warrant an immediate and complete moratorium on their use and deployment until further study can be performed. The board of the American Board of Environmental Medicine wishes to point out that existing FCC guidelines for RF safety that have been used to justify installation of “smart meters” only look at thermal tissue damage and are obsolete, since many modern studies show metabolic and genomic damage from RF and ELF exposures below the level of intensity which heats tissues. The FCC guidelines are therefore inadequate for use in establishing public health standards. More modern literature shows medically and biologically significant effects of RF and ELF at lower energy densities. These effects accumulate over time, which is an important consideration given the chronic nature of exposure from “smart meters”. The current medical literature raises credible questions about genetic and cellular effects, hormonal effects, male fertility, blood/brain barrier damage and increased risk of certain types of cancers from RF or ELF levels similar to those emitted from “smart meters”. Children are placed at particular risk for altered brain development, and impaired learning and behavior. Further EMF/RF adds synergistic effects to the damage observed from a range of toxic chemicals. Given the widespread, chronic and essentially inescapable ELF/RF exposure of everyone living near a “smart meter”, the Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine finds it unacceptable from a public health standpoint to implement this technology until these serious medical concerns are resolved. We consider a moratorium on installation of wireless “smart meters” to be an issue of the highest importance.
The Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine also wishes to note that the US NIEHS National Toxicology Program in 1999 cited radiofrequency radiation as a potential carcinogen. Existing safety limits for pulsed RF were termed “not protective of public health” by the Radiofrequency Interagency Working Group (a federal interagency working group including the FDA, FCC, OSHA, the EPA and others). Emissions given off by “smart meters” have been classified by the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Possible Human Carcinogen.
Hence, we call for:
• An immediate moratorium on “smart meter” installation until these serious public
health issues are resolved. Continuing with their installation would be extremely irresponsible.
• Modify the revised proposed decision to include hearings on health impact in the second proceedings, along with cost evaluation and community wide opt-out.
• Provide immediate relief to those requesting it and restore the analog meters.
Members of the Board
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
FOR DISTRIBUTION in the matter of the CST application to the BC Human Rights Tribunal:
January 17, 2012
Dear Friends and Members of Citizens for Safe Technology Society:
We have now completed the Doctor’s Information Package and it is attached to this e-mail, and also found below. Click on the links to access the different items. As new science is released, this package will be updated and can be found on our website, http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org. If there are other science papers or articles you feel important to be included, please let us know.
Here are instructions on how to use this Package:
1. Make an appointment with your medical provider, and explain your health concerns regarding exposure to inescapable pulsed microwave radiofrequency radiation from a smart meter on your home. Request your doctor review the information package on your behalf, either by e-mail or in printed copies as you provide. Let your doctor know that you are seeking a short medical letter of support directed to BC Hydro confirming your health condition and requesting that you be accommodated for health reasons by allowing you to retain the analogue meter on your home, or replacing the Smart Meter on your home with an analogue meter, which does not emit dirty electricity or pulsed microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. Please explain this letter will be used in the BC Human Rights Action supporting your right to protect your health in your own home.
2. If your doctor likes lots of information, and will supply you with an e-mail address, you can e-mail the complete information package directly with all the links to science and articles. Make a clear request that the information be reviewed and set an appointment date to return to pick up the letter.
3. Or prior to your appointment you can review the documents at the links yourself and find the ones most appropriate for your situation, which you can print out and take or mail to your doctor. I have found that taking six to ten relevant articles over a couple of visits has been most effective.
4. Citizens for Safe Technology Society has made application to the BC Human Rights Tribunal to represent all those wishing to be accommodated with an analogue meter, and who feel disadvantaged by the forced exposure within their own home to wireless emissions beyond their control from a Smart Meter. Once you have received a medical letter from your doctor explaining your condition and requesting accommodation, please send this letter by scan and e-mail to Una St.Clair, CST, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 1-866-824-8865. Any further queries, such as a mailing address if you wish to mail your letter, can be addressed to Una St.Clair at email@example.com. It would be helpful if letters could be supplied by February 8, 2012, but please continue to send after that date also.
Doctor’s Information Package
January 14, 2012
Dear Medical Professional:
Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.
This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and HIV, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters.
A growing number of people (see item E (3)) are reporting sensitivities to pulsed wireless microwave radiofrequency emissions, and the most common symptoms reported are:
- Headaches and migraines - Dizziness and vertigo
- Heart palpitations and arrhythmia - Insomnia
- Immune disorders - Anxiety and agitation
- Microwave hearing (buzzing, high tones) - Depression & mood changes
- Nausea and digestive difficulties - Ongoing “flu” symptoms
- Memory and concentration difficulties - Skin rashes
- Extreme fatigue & exhaustion - Joint and muscle pain
- Shortness of breath, asthma-like symptoms - Flushing & tingling
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue symptoms
Good health is restored most often to these people by removing wireless devices from the home, and avoiding close exposure wherever possible. The greatest necessity is to be able to eliminate exposures within the home by eliminating sources of microwave radiofrequency.
Your patient is especially concerned that a wireless Smart Meter is being forced upon them without their consent, constituting uncontrolled and involuntary exposure within their home. These wireless Meters send information in millisecond bursts of high intensity to reach collector units placed on power poles. Their home may also be designated a Smart Meter data collection point without their knowledge or consent.
Given that wireless information transmissions occur in milliseconds and there are 60,000 milliseconds in one minute, this would account for regular and continuous microwave “spikes” 24 hours per day when wireless functions are fully active. In addition to the information signals, the meters have a number of other wireless capabilities producing microwave radiofrequency emissions on an ongoing basis.
Please consider reviewing the small selection of science and articles listed below which may be relevant to your patient’s situation. Our organization, Citizens for Safe Technology Society, has launched a Human Rights Action requesting accommodation by BC Hydro of a non-radiating meter for those with health issues who wish to avoid microwave radiofrequency signals permeating their living space.
This may be relevant to patients with medical implants, heart conditions, epilepsy, seizures, cancer, immune system disorders, diabetes, MS, MCS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, tinnitus, vertigo, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety and environmental sensitivities including electrosensitivity, to name a few.
Many doctors have already written letters to BC Hydro requesting their patients be accommodated by a wired meter, which allows them to protect their health within their own homes. A medical letter stating the health condition and recommending a non-radiating meter will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual’s right to choose risks within their own home will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me at my e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for taking the time to study this information, and to consider acting in support of your patient’s health and wellbeing.
Executive Director, Citizens for Safe Technology Society
A. Microwave Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation – General
1. Clinical Study - Modulated RF Fields (“Changes of Clinically Important Neurotransmitters . . .”)
2. Effects of Exposure to GSM (Global System Mobile) Signals -Effects on Salivary Cortisol, Alpha-Amylase and Immunoglobulin A1 by cellular phone networks
3. EMF Stress Living Cells
4. Risk of brain tumors increase with RF dose http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/Risk-of-brain-tumours-in-relation-to-estimated-RF-dose-from-mobile-phones,47,1751
5. Analyzing the Health Impacts of Modern Telecommunications
6. Non-thermal effects of EMF upon the mammalian brain (BBB leakages)
7. Biological Effects (“Biological Effects from exposure to electromagnetic radiation
8. Cancer Growth Evidences from Microwave Radiation, http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Cancer-Growth-Evidences-from-Radars-and-Mobile-Communication-Systems,28,1674
9. Damage to Neurons and BBB science (The Mammalian Brain…)
10. Eskander et al 2011 - Human Hormone Profiles, http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Human-Hormone-Profiles-and-mobile-phones-and-towers,28,1671
11. Power Density effects, http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Power-Density-Radio-frequency-NonIonizing-Radiation,47,1310
12. Public Health Implications Sage, http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Public-health-implications-of-wireless-technologies,47,1250
13. BioInitiative – Public Heath Recommendations (“Key Scientific Evidence and Public Health Policy Recommendations”) http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Key-Scientific-Evidence-and-Public-Health-Policy-Recommendations,47,1705
14. Dr. Henry Lai – DNA damage and genotoxicity, http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/DNA-Damage-and-Genotoxicity,6,204
15. Dr. Jerry Phillips – DNA and Weight of Evidence Approach – video
16. Declassified military information on the bio-effects of select non-lethal weapons
17. Joining the dots – an overview of public health trends
18. WHO/IARC Reclassification of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields
19. Listing of Scientific Findings, Positive, Negative, Neutral
B. Smart Meters
1. Carpenter Smart Grid Albany (“Health Impacts of Radiofrequency from Smart Meters”)
2. Karolinska Smart Meters July (Letter to California Public Utilities)
3. Michrowski Wireless Gadgets, Wi-Fi Smart Meters . . . Are they safe?
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 17:06
Infant Vaccine Deaths & Forced Vaccines! Jan 26/12
How many more infants will be permitted to be killed by an insane, at birth, multiple vaccine, infant vaccination policy?
Cdsapi’s Added Comment: This is not only the pinnacle of Insanity – It is MURDER by Medical Mandate.
What moron would inject into premature infants NINE vaccines, each of them laced with toxic chemicals designed to “aggressively irritate the system” into an intense inflammatory response? This is an assault that KILLLS!
And these is carried out by “incompetents who refuse to think”, but call themselves “Professionals” and demand that we put the lives of our children into their hands. Even a moron could tell you that this VACCINE POLICY is totally insane and irresponsible to the highest degree. It is time that someone be made culpable for this MURDER of countless infants, and the neurological/immunological destruction of millions of others.
In former times, great pains was taken to protect an infant, especially premature infants, from infectious elements, from every contamination and stress. Everything was sterilized to the extreme. Now the “policy-mandating Establishment”, obviously composed of brain-dead morons, (or criminals with a different agenda ) mandates that these infants be subjected to a massive ASSAULT - at birth - whereby “experts” shoot into the bodies of these infants all manner of acutely toxic and aggressively irritating potions, (referred to as vaccines) supposedly “for their protection” - in this case, with vaccines for NINE different diseases.. The vaccine polices that are presently being mandated are leaving in their wake an entire generation of medically damaged children – many so damaged that they succumb and die, while many more become dysfunctional for life. SIDS is now common among vaccinated newborns - whereby parents never take home the infant to which they gave birth, thanks to the vaccines that should never have been permitted to traumatize these infants.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 17:02
MSG Dangers & Food Poisons! Jan 26/12
Alex Jones Exposes How Food & Water has been Used Deliberately to Sicken and make infertile humans by satanic Eugenicists!
Interesting reading makes one think what is going into our mouths.. I had no idea that Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein was MSG!!!!!!!!!!! Just goes to show, you have to be knowledgeable and conscious of everything!!!! I'm especially interested in the part about headaches; towards the end, I underlined it.
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 soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays 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 'Hydrolyzed 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, 'Aginomoto, '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, swore they didn't use MSG. But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere.
Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant -- even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's, and Denny's -- use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing and gravy. No wonder I loved to eat that coating on 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.
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more.
A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us?
'Betcha can't eat [just] one,' takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight!
MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added. Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance.
Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks, and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday.
The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food. They claim it's safe to eat in any amount.. But how can they claim it's safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these:
''The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity.'' Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.
''Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats.''
Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro. Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug.
''Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk factors." Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar.
''Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity.'' Tanaka K, Shimada M, Nakao K Kusunoki. Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.
(Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with the region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps control the pituitary gland and regulate many body functions, particularly in response to stress. The pituitary, in turn, controls the:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 17:03
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:06
Health Risks of Bromine Jan 19/12
f you live in the U.S. and drink Mountain Dew and some other citrus-flavored sodas, then you are also getting a dose of a synthetic chemical called brominated vegetable oil (BVO).
BVO was first patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant.
The chemical is banned in food throughout Europe and Japan.
But BVO has been added to about 10 percent of sodas in North America for decades, even though it has resulted in soda-drinkers needing medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders -- all symptoms of overexposure to bromine.
Studies suggest that BVO can build up in human tissues, and animal studies have found it causes reproductive and behavioral problems in large doses.
According to Scientific American:
"Reports from an industry group helped the U.S. Food and Drug Administration establish in 1977 what it considers a safe limit for BVO in sodas.
But some scientists say that limit is based on data that is thin and several decades old, and they insist that the chemical deserves a fresh look ...
With natural alternatives already in use in other countries, why not switch in North America too?"
What is Brominated Vegetable Oil, and Why is it Used in Soda?
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is vegetable oil, derived from corn or soy, bonded with the element bromine. It's added as an emulsifier, to prevent the flavoring from separating and floating to the surface. The FDA limits the amount of BVO allowed in fruit-flavored beverages to 15 parts per million.
Bromines are common endocrine disruptors, and are part of the halide family, a group of elements that includes fluorine, chlorine and iodine. What makes it so dangerous is that it competes for the same receptors that are used to capture iodine. If you are exposed to a lot of bromine, your body will not hold on to the iodine that it needs. And iodine affects every tissue in your body, not just your thyroid.
Are You Consuming Sodas Laced with BVO?
According to the featured article, Coca-Cola and Pepsi do not contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO), but the following citrus-flavored sodas and energy drinks, sold in the US, do:
Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange, and Powerade Strawberry Lemonade
Fresca Original Citrus
This is not a complete list however. All in all, about 10 percent of all sodas sold in the U.S. contain BVO, so it pays to read the list of ingredients. Better yet, make a concerted effort to eliminate soda from your diet altogether. With or without BVO, sodas contain so many ingredients harmful to your health—high fructose corn syrup being one of the foremost culprits—that they really have no redeeming value whatsoever.
And please do not make the mistake of switching from regular soda to diet, as artificial sweetened drinks may be the worse of two evils. Also beware of drinks containing sodium benzoate, and Yellow Dye #5. The latter is also known as tartrazine, and has been banned in Norway, Austria and Germany due to its ill health effects.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:23
Flu Shot Promote Alzheimer’s Dec 27/11
Folks remember if I add a number to an update that means I have added content! Tami
Dr. Russell Blaylock Warns: Don't Get the Flu Shot — It Promotes Alzheimer's
Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:26 PM
By Sylvia Booth Hubbard
The government is ratcheting up its efforts to convince Americans to get flu shots. "You can't walk into a pharmacy without seeing lines, and the government is now telling preachers to tell their congregations to get flu shots," says Dr. Russell Blaylock, renowned neurosurgeon and editor of the Blaylock Wellness Report. "I've never seen anything like it.
"The incidence of flu across the United States is extremely low — there are virtuallyy no outbreaks — and not a single child has died. Yet, the flu vaccine is being pushed as if it's the greatest health advance ever discovered.
"The vaccine is completely worthless, and the government knows it," says Dr. Blaylock. "There are three reasons the government tells the elderly why they should get flu shots: secondary pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Yet a study by the Cochrane group studied hundreds of thousands of people and found it offered zero protection for those three things in the general community. It offered people in nursing homes some immunity against the flu — at best one-third — but that was only if they pi picked the right vaccine.
"The government also says that every baby over the age of six months should have a vaccine, and they know it contains a dose of mercury that is toxic to the brain. They also know the studies have shown that the flu vaccine has zero â€” zero — effectiveness in children under 5.
"Here's the bottom line: The vast number of people who get the flu vaccine aren't going to get any benefit, but they get all of the risks and complications."
Flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal (ethylmercury), a brain toxin, which accumulates in the brain and other organs. "It's incorporated into the brain for a lifetime," says Dr. Blaylock. "After five or 10 years of flu shots, enough mercury accumulates in the brain that every single study agrees is neurotoxic. Mercury is extremely toxic to the brain even in very small concentrations, and there are thousands of studies that prove it.
"The changes that we see in the brain associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are all easily produced by mercury in these doses." In fact, one study found that those who get the flu vaccine for three to five years increase their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease 10-fold.
"Epidemiological studies show no harm from vaccines containing mercury, but if you read the studies, you'll find that all of the control subjects had already been given mercury vaccines at some point in their lives. In other words, none of the controls were mercury-free to begin with," he says.
"You don't do studies to find out if something is toxic and give the control subjects the toxin. They know that, and their excuse was that they couldn't find people who hadn't taken mercury vaccines. But that's not true. The Amish don't take vaccines, and many home-schooled children haven't had them.
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