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EMF pollution - What is EMF?

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This article is part of a series of articles that will start with some background, proceed through a detailed description of man-made sources of EMF, discuss past study results, and finish with what you can do to measure your EMF exposure, and what steps you can take to minimize it.

What becomes a chronic disease condition, no doubt, has many potential causes including genetics, deficient diet, toxin exposure, and even repressed emotional expression. Research over the past two decades has mounted in support of adding Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure to the top-level list of chronic disease causes (including genome damage). It is likely that a chronic disease condition results from a unique and individual combination of these top-level causes, so EMF exposure should be considered in the context of other source causes as suggested in Figure 1.
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Figure 1 EMF health effects in the context of diet and toxin exposure

Comment: Listen to the latest Health and Wellness show on EMF Exposure to learn more about man-made sources of EMF, past study results, what you can do to measure your EMF exposure, and what steps you can take to minimize it.

Stay tuned for Part 2.


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Leaky Gut - The syndrome linked to autoimmune diseases


"Leaky gut" syndrome


Hyperpermeability or "leaky gut" syndrome is the name given to a very common disorder in which the cells lining the intestines become "leaky" due to inflammation. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the bloodstream that would normally be eliminated.

The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites, undigested protein, fat and toxic waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable gut membrane. This can be verified by special gut permeability urine tests or microscopic examination of the lining of the intestinal wall.

Common causes of leaky gut
  • Infections - fungal overgrowth, parasitic infections
  • Drugs like NSAIDS, chemotherapeutic agents
  • Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Food allergies

Comment: For some great tips on how to treat this problem, see: Why isn't my brain working


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Thimerosal: Let the science speak

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The common canard that U.S. autism rates rose after drug makers removed most thimerosal from pediatric vaccines is wrong.

I am pro vaccine. I had all of my six children vaccinated. I believe that vaccines save millions of lives. So let me explain why I oppose the current wave of state legislation to remove parents' right to choose whether to give their children particular vaccines.

Vaccines are big business. Pharma is a trillion dollar industry (1) with vaccines accounting for $25 billion in annual sales. (2) CDC's decision to add a vaccine to the schedule can guarantee its manufacturer millions of customers and billions in revenue (3) with minimal advertising or marketing costs and complete immunity from lawsuits. High stakes and the seamless marriage between Big Pharma and government agencies have spawned an opaque and crooked regulatory system. Merck, one of America's leading vaccine outfits, is currently under criminal investigation for fraudulently deceiving FDA regulators about the effectiveness of its MMR vaccine. Two whistleblowers say Merck ginned up sham studies to maintain Merck's MMR monopoly. (4)

Comment: Robert Kennedy, Jr. fights to stop vaccine 'holocaust'


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Modern life is a frightening experiment in how much exposure we can take from toxic chemicals

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A new documentary reveals how the $770 billion chemical industry is pumping dangerous substances into our lives.

Back in 1974, the agricultural multinational Monsanto developed a class of herbicides using glyphosate as the key ingredient. By the 1990s, the company had created corn, soy and cotton seeds genetically altered to resist glyphosate herbicides, meaning farmers could kill weeds without fearing for the health of their crops. Today, Monsanto's Roundup is the most widely used weed-killer in the world.

One problem: we now know with certainty that glyphosate is carcinogenic to humans and animals. Though Roundup has been plagued by controversy for years, a report released this March by scientists affiliated with the World Health Organization definitively linked the herbicide to increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals.

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Chipotle bans GMO foods from its restaurants

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Chipotle has become the first fast-food chain to ban genetically modified foods, known as GMOs, in all foods served in its restaurants. The Mexican fast-casual chain has removed non-organic soy and corn from its tortillas and other menu items.

"Chipotle was the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in our food, and now we are the first to cook only with non-GMO ingredients," the company wrote on its website.

Back in 2013, Chipotle started showing which items contain GMOs. On Monday, it removed those items altogether from the 68 ingredients ‒ including salt and pepper ‒ served at its 1,831 restaurants.

"This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food," Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive of Chipotle, told the New York Times. "Just because food is served fast doesn't mean it has to be made with cheap raw ingredients, highly processed with preservatives and fillers and stabilizers and artificial colors and flavors."

"The vast majority of our ingredients don't come in a GMO variety, and we use lots of whole, unprocessed foods, so it was easier for us to do," Ells added.


Comment: It's nice to see how a global corporation like Chipotle has taken on the challenges of operating outside the standard fare. While it may not be easy, their success is notable as they are meeting a need where people are being helped rather than harmed.


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Experts: Diet, not exercise, most important to health

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Doing 30 minutes of cardio work or spending an hour on the treadmill will do you absolutely no good if you continually consume pizza, soda, and Twinkies, a trio of international fitness gurus write in a scathing editorial published last week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

While many health and wellness experts tout the importance of both a healthy diet and adequate activity in preventing obesity and keeping in good physical condition, the three researchers claim that there is overwhelming evidence suggesting that diet is more important than exercise.

Furthermore, as Forbes summarizes, even if people regularly work out and have an acceptable body weight, they could still be unhealthy if that individual consumes too many carbohydrates. The authors of the editorial are calling for a basic reboot of our concept of health.

It looks like you can't just "work off" that fat piece of chocolate cake you had for breakfast...and lunch.

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. fights to stop vaccine 'holocaust'

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. speaks out against vaccine holocaust.
At a recent screening of the powerful new documentary film Trace Amounts, which exposes the scientific connection between mercury in vaccines and autism, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. warned an audience of supportive viewers that vaccines are essentially poison vials causing a "holocaust" in our country.

The nephew of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, RFK Jr. attended the screening in solidarity with California parents who are fighting to stop Senate Bill 277from eliminating their freedom as Californians to exempt their children from "mandatory" vaccinations. Speaking to the crowd, Kennedy emphasized the proven dangers of vaccines.

"They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it," stated Kennedy about the vaccine industry, which ironically maintains its own exclusive and unconstitutional exemption from legal liability for vaccines that injure and kill children.

Comment: With all the invaluable information that is out there on how damaging vaccines are, it's good to have an advocate like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. be a voice against this "vaccine holocaust". It seems most politicians couldn't care less about the health and welfare of our future generation. Vaccines = Big $$$, nothing less.


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Researchers using Ebola to ramp up the fear of...measles?

The official story regarding the Ebola outbreak has gone from hokey to downright ludicrous with new reports claiming that, if Ebola isn't eradicated from West Africa soon, 100,000 people will get sick and 16,000 people will die -- from measles!

Yep, the measles scare campaign is now merging with Ebola into one single, bizarre, pro-vaccine hybrid narrative that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. The mainstream media says that children won't be able to get their MMR vaccines if hospitals are bogged down with Ebola patients, which will somehow snowball into a massive measles pandemic.

Comment: Measles isn't scary enough on its own so the PTB have to link it with Ebola in order to create demand for their toxic vaccines. Ridiculous!


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Statistics don't lie: Mandated vaccines, child mortality and soaring rates of Alzheimer's

From very early on in life, everyone learns how important math is, especially that one and one equal two, not three or even two-and-a-half! However, when it comes to statistics and other mathematical markers for business, industry, and even science, numbers sometimes belie the reality of the facts, depending upon who wants to prove what, and to whom.

Recently, I've been thinking about the cost of healthcare—or is it sickness care—in the United States, and how it's been escalating despite the purported advances in medical science and even the outlandish contention that vaccines can help to reduce sickness and its costs by improving, what's euphemistically called, 'herd immunity'.

Let's get one thing accurate: I don't consider myself—or any person—to be a member of any animal herd. I'm a human being with intelligence and unalienable rights granted by the very act of my being born with those implicit rights every person comes into life with: Life, which includes being able to breathe air, drink water, and eat food to maintain health and bodily functions; liberty—the very essence of freedom, i.e., to be free from control mechanisms by individuals, spouses, family or friends, and most of all, by governments, especially those referred to as dictatorial; and happiness, a state of being that depends upon many contributing factors, which some humans can control and others that we cannot, but definitely impact our very lives, often in ways we always can't clearly understand or define.

One overarching mechanism affecting everyone in the United States, at least, is bureaucratic control and its dictates, along with an apparent belief that government owns our children, our wealth, and even our bodies! What leads me to such a conclusion? Nothing is more demonstrable than how healthcare with all its ancillary aspects operates with dogmatic and dictatorial force of law, regardless of an individual's right to self-determination given to him or her as an inherent birthright.

Comment: The above facts and figures tell a very different story from what we are led to believe regarding the links between high vaccine rates, child mortality and the soaring rates of Alzheimer's. These are statistics that the government, BigPharma and the presstitute media do not want people to see, because their efforts to mandate vaccines for everyone would be seriously undermined if the truth were widely known.


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Australia: Everyone must get vaccinated, except the Prime Minister's daughters

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We're talking about Tony Abbott, who just ruled from on high that there are no more exemptions from vaccines in Australia.

No more conscientious objections, no more religious exemptions. Only the rare medical exemption, permitted by a doctor. And suddenly, every family who refuses vaccinations for their children will lose up to $15,000 per year, per child, in federal support money. Every family in Australia is eligible for federal money.

Tony has officially ripped away citizens' right to choose. Australia is now officially a medical police state.

But...

Back in 2006, Tony was singing a very different tune concerning his own daughters.

On November 9, 2006, news.com.au had the story: "Abbott rules out cancer vaccine for his daughters" (see also theaustralian.com.au "I could be seen as 'cruel' on Gardasil: Abbott"):
"FEDERAL Health Minister [at the time] Tony Abbott has said that while he may be seen as a 'cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard', he would not be rushing to have his own daughters vaccinated [with the HPV shot] against cervical cancer.

"'I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated, maybe that's because I'm a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won't be,' Mr Abbott said on Southern Cross radio."
How interesting. How revealing. Tony Abbott, a vaccine refuser. Then. But now he's the Pope of forced vaccinations for all Australians, whether they want them or not.

I don't see Australian media outlets rushing to cover this contradiction. A reader pointed me to the 2006 article. Otherwise I never would have known about Tony's double life.