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Iron toxicity: Low doses can damage cellular DNA within minutes

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Iron is essential for the body to function and has a crucial role in transporting oxygen -- low levels cause anemia which leads to tiredness and lethargy. Iron tablets, which are available over the counter or on prescription, are taken by millions of people.
Concentrations of iron similar to those delivered through standard treatments can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes, when given to cells in the laboratory.

This is the finding of scientists from Imperial College London, who suggest that researchers need to look carefully at the amount of iron given in standard treatments, such as tablets and infusions, and the effects this could be having on the body.

Iron is essential for the body to function and has a crucial role in transporting oxygen -- low levels cause anemia which leads to tiredness and lethargy. Iron tablets, which are available over the counter or on prescription, are taken by millions of people in the UK -- with six million prescriptions issued each year for iron tablets in England and Wales alone.

In the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the team used human endothelial cells, which line blood vessels, and added a placebo or an iron solution of 10 micromolar (a similar concentration to that seen in the blood after taking an iron tablet).

Comment: While iron is essential for life, iron is a very toxic element. Excess iron accumulated in the body can increase pathogenic infections, and can become a primary cause of oxidative stress and free radical activity. Studies have linked iron intake and stored iron to diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, insulin resistance, inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, hypertension, fatty liver, hypothyroidism, arthritis, and cancer. In addition, as much as 20% of the population has a genetic condition called hemochromatosis, which causes the body to overload with iron from a normal dietary intake.


Does growing up poor influence your approach to food forever?

Those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds ate the cookies regardless of whether they were hungry
Poverty has a way of rearing its ugly head, slipping into the cracks in people's lives when they're young and then re-emerging later in life. Sometimes it happens in ways that are easily observable — what poor babies are fed, for instance, has been shown to alter what they crave as adults, creating life-long affinities for foods that might be better left uneaten. But sometimes the influences are hidden, and all the more insidious as a result.

A team of researchers, led by Sarah Hill, who teaches psychology at Texas Christian University, believe they have uncovered evidence of one such lingering effect. Specifically, Hill and her colleagues found that people who grow up poor seem to have a significantly harder time regulating their food intake, even when they aren't hungry.

"We found that they eat comparably high amounts regardless of their need," said Hill.


Oklahoma man's tests negates smart meter safety claims

All around the USA, Canada, the EU and other countries, utility companies are employing "no-option enforcements," along with threats of disconnecting and interruption of utility services, for refusing retrofitting safe analog meters for electric, natural gas and water utilities with EMF-RF-microwave-emitting, health-damaging (Non-thermal adverse health effects) AMI Smart Meters. [1]

Utility companies' lobbyists and public relations campaigns regarding AMI Smart Meters apparently cite safety statistics and information that say, "cell phones are astronomically bad and Smart Meters are next to nothing," as found in the PSO of Oklahoma trifold brochure explaining Smart Meters.

One determined Owasso, Oklahoma, resident, Mr. Joe Esposito, took it upon himself to perform a test to challenge PSO's trifold brochure statistics regarding AMI Smart Meter safety, after listening to Dr. Dietrick Klinghardt, MD, [2] discussing health concerns from Smart Meter EMF-RF exposure.


The effectiveness of Homeopathy: Warts and all

If homeopathy proves one thing, it's that no illness is local. Not even a wart.

Let's begin with a few case histories that illustrate this concept and highlight the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for warts.

Case #1:

I recall a case from early in my career as a homeopathic physician. A mother brought her young son to me for treatment of his warts. It was immediately apparent that the child was out of sorts. He was quite irritable and the mother acknowledged that this was nothing unusual. It was his typical ornery demeanor.

I remember being unable to get a look at him because he refused to look at me. He averted his gaze and covered his face with his hands each time I tried to make eye contact. I asked the mother if he was sensitive to being touched. She confirmed that he disliked being touched and would often recoil when approached. With this information in hand, I prescribed a homeopathic remedy called Antimonium crudum, which is a sulfide compound made from antimony, an element on the periodic table (Sb: Atomic number 51).


Sodium benzoate may preserve your food but not your life

Sodium benzoate
You've seen the words a hundred times, but your brain may not have registered them, although your wallet did. It's often listed near the middle of the ingredients list on jars, cans and packaged foods, with one of the following phrases: "As a preservative," or "to preserve freshness." It's sodium benzoate, and it has the ability to not only stave off mold, bacteria, fungus and yeast in foods, but also to deprive human cells of oxygen, all while it breaks down the immune system and causes blood cancer. Synthesized in a laboratory using chemicals, the sodium benzoate listed on a food product label is not the same thing as benzoic acid, which is found naturally in low levels in many fruits.

Derived from a reaction of combining benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide, sodium benzoate is actually the sodium salt of benzoic acid, and is a known carcinogenic additive, that gets transported to the liver, where it begins inflicting its damage first. At the cellular level, sodium benzoate deprives mitochondria of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting down the "power station" of your cells. It's programmed cell death, and when cells are deprived of oxygen, they cannot fight off infection, and that includes the infection known as cancer - the mutation and uncontrolled division of cells. Plus, when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C or E, benzene is formed, which is also a known carcinogen that causes leukemia.


Black swan events: Scientists have no idea how GMO proteins interact

A basic premise of the official biotechnology narrative is that genetically-modified (GM) food crops contain genes that affect only specific proteins in isolation, and that the rest of the organism functions as normal and is substantially equivalent to its natural counterpart. But this is hardly the case, as the genetic blueprints of individual organisms are vastly complex and operate from a basis of interconnectedness rather than specificity, as is claimed by the biotech industry.

An extensive, four-year research effort pioneered by the United States National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) proved this back in 2007, demonstrating that individual genes function much like the individual load-bearing beams in a house or other structure. Each one relies on all the others to hold the building up and keep it from collapsing - or in the case of organisms, to keep them functioning as they should.

Comment: These scientists are treating the world like one gigantic laboratory and the full ramifications of their hellish experiments remain to seen.


FDA wants to jail Amish man for selling herbal remedies

Sam Girod, an Amish farmer from Kentucky, has been running his small business selling natural salves made from herbs such as chickweed (which seem to help relieve many skin conditions, including allergic rashes, psoriasis, poison oak and even skin cancers) for 15 years. He has no criminal record, is 56 years old and the father to 12 children and yet the FDA wants to put him in jail- for up to 48 years. Yet another story that I couldn't make up...

A simple search on Amazon (I did this myself) will bring up pages of products using chickweed and may of those products contain testimonials from users about its benefits, even how it cured their skin cancer. BUT, the cancer industry is a profit machine and the FDA has been cracking down on people and businesses who use language to suggest cancer can be cured naturally. About 12 years ago, the FDA did just that with Sam- they went after him for stating that his salve for effective for skin cancer, so he removed "skin cancer" from the label and anything else it was on. He renamed his salve, "Chickweed Healing Salve".

Comment: Why Selling Natural Products is Such a Dangerous Business

Life Preserver

Sleep and the circadian rhythm of life

Not being able to fall asleep when you need to can be a frustrating experience. This is a spiralling problem as the more you become frustrated, the more you may become anxious, therefore your condition will be even more detrimental to falling asleep. There are many reasons for this. The human body is the most complex system we know of in the physical universe. As Eastern philosophies meet Western science, we can begin to understand the problems we are encountering and begin to heal them holistically.

To fully understand the body we need to look at the three aspects of the body: the physical body, the energy body and the spiritual body, or consciousness. These three bodies are connected and are all important to well being and being able to sleep properly. The Chinese realised the importance of the energy body when they discovered the meridian lines across the body and the Indians realised this with the Chakra system.

The Circadian rhythm - The rhythm of life

Circadian rhythms are our natural rhythms which are physical, mental and behavioral. These rhythms follow a 24-hour cycle, approximately, responding to light and darkness in the environment. Research now shows that virtually all living organisms go through these cycles. The study of these rhythms is known as chronobiology.

Comment: For more information on the importance of quality sleep and techniques to overcome insomnia, see:

Top Secret

Exposure to Monsanto's RoundUp linked to numerous health problems

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Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn't until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto's ingenious marketing strategy. The strategy? Genetically engineer seeds to grow food crops that could tolerate high doses of Roundup. With the introduction of these new GE seeds, farmers could now easily control weeds on their corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa crops—crops that thrived while the weeds around them were wiped out by Roundup.

Eager to sell more of its flagship herbicide, Monsanto also encouraged farmers to use Roundup as a dessicant, to dry out all of their crops so they could harvest them faster. So Roundup is now routinely sprayed directly on a host of non-GMO crops, including wheat, barley, oats, canola, flax, peas, lentils, soybeans, dry beans and sugar cane.

Comment: It is obvious that the active ingredient in RoundUp, Glyphosate, is inflicting human misery on a slow yet steady scale. While industry and government agencies studiously ignore that Monsanto's glyphosate is carcinogenic. Monsanto continues to deny, obscure and belittle the carcinogenicity of their evil product! Additional health problems attributed to the exposure of Roundup is not included in the list above, but should be noted because this evil product also messes with DNA:


Behemoth polluters: Tyson Foods accused of dumping more poison into waterways than Exxon, Dow & Koch

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The environmental advocacy group Environment America has released an analysis that concludes meat manufacturer Tyson Foods is a bigger polluter of American waterways than Exxon, Dow, Koch and pretty much anyone else - with the sole exception of AK Steel Holding Corp (and AK Steel only wins by a hair).

The animal-slaughter mega-power is the world's biggest processor of chicken, beef and pork, and is said to be the second largest meat producer in the world. While Tyson Foods' website maintains it "[works] with thousands of family farmers every day to provide safe nutritious food for people all over the world," animal rights and environmental groups paint a different picture of the company entirely.