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Reduce your risk of Breast Cancer: Heal your heart

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The mind-body connection is undeniable. Can healing your heart and your emotional wounds reduce your risk of breast cancer?

The average human heart beats 72 times per minute, transporting blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients through miles of arteries and veins. Western Medicine is acutely aware of the importance of this "physical pump" and its role in sustaining life. But is there a connection between the heart and breast cancer?

To truly understand the importance of the heart, you must go beyond the perception that the heart is merely a muscle. It is also a source of powerful electromagnetic fields that influence the body and the brain. In fact, some scientists are discovering that the heart rules the brain, not the other way around.

Cupcake Pink

The Dorito Effect: Artificial flavors are making you hate healthy food

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A catchy name for a tastebud pandemic.
The Dorito didn't start out as the fluorescent cheesy triangle we all know and love. First it was a regular, salted tortilla chip. And it was incredibly unpopular.

Then, there was a breakthrough. Frito Lay executive Arch West devised a way to import the savory, satisfying notes of a taco onto a fried piece of cornmeal. All it took was the right flavor chemicals.

In his new book The Dorito Effect, author Mark Schatzker investigates the explosion of taste technology and its relationship to natural, whole foods, which simultaneously are getting less delicious.

We eat sour cream and onion potato chips instead of raw carrots because they taste good. Did you ever wonder why?

Comment: Speaking of the Dorito Effect: How We Became a Society of Gluttonous Junk Food Addicts
Frito-Lay is the snack-food peddler to the world, with over $43 billion in revenue in 2008. The 43-year-old cheesy chip is a "category killer," dominating the tortilla chip market with a 32 percent share in 2006, and number two in the entire U.S. "sweet and savory snacks category," just behind Lay's potato chips.

$1.7 billion in annual sales in the U.S, is big business. Behind the enigma of Doritos' dominance, and the lure of junk food to even the most refined palettes in the world, are thewonders of food science. That science, in the service of industrial capitalism, has hooked on us a food system that is destroying our health with obesity-related diseases. And that food system is based on a system of factory farming at one end, which churns out cheap, taxpayer-subsidized commodities like corn, vegetable oil and sweeteners, and the giant food processors at the other, like Frito-Lay, that take these commodities and concoct them into endless forms of addictive junk foods.



Syringe

Look out! 271 new vaccines are coming your way

As of 2013, Big Pharma has had plans for the development of 271 new vaccines covering an array of diseases. Into whose bodies will they be injected?
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"No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable...for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death." - President Ronald Wilson Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when children die, become chronically ill with vaccine-induced autoimmune disorders or are otherwise disabled from vaccine injuries. (That law has led directly to an expected reckless, liability-free development of scores of new, over-priced, potential block-buster vaccines, now numbering over 250. The question that must be asked of Big Medicine's practitioners: How will the CDC, the AMA, the AAFP and the American Academy of Pediatrics fit any more potentially neurotoxic vaccines into the current well-baby over-vaccination schedule?)

PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), the pharmaceutical industry's trade association and powerful lobbying group, says that

Comment: Thanks FDA and Big Pharma! We'd all drop down dead without these wonderful new vaccines.


Footprints

Angry California parents protest after unvaccinated kids sent home

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ABC reports that before Senate Bill 277 is even in effect, children are being sent home from school despite having vaccine exemptions on file.

Imagine sending off your little one for their first days of school only to have them humiliated and sent home because they're missing a vaccine. Even though Senate Bill 277 is not in effect and they have their proper exemptions on file.

That's what happened to parents across the state of California this past week.

Despite the fact the parents had filed the exemptions, the schools didn't have their records updated (shocker!) so 100 plus or so children were pulled from the schools.

Comment: The ABC news report about unvaccinated children being sent home for 'non-compliance' even when their exemptions were on file with the school is not really shocking when you consider the following information: California: In the land of biomed, mandatory vaccinations are par for the course. As one mom stated "The problem that I had was with the way that it was handled yesterday...and I feel that's kind of a violation of their privacy" Yes it was a violation of privacy and technically the SB277 Vaccine Bill hasn't even been enacted yet! This is just another devious tactic on the part of Big Pharma to get parents and children to go along with more Medical Tyranny, setting an example, so to speak for those who don't get with the vaccine program!

Undue influence: BigPharma made huge donations to California lawmakers voting on mandatory vaccines
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that State lawmakers behind bill SB277 have ties to the makers of vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave current members of the Legislature more than $2 million. Nine of the top 20 recipients of these funds are either members of the Senate health committee, or leaders who could influence the outcome of the bill, as well as push it through to law.

One senator, in particular, is also a doctor, Richard Pan, who received more than $95,000 in campaign cash. He also just happens to be the man who wrote the bill.

As if that weren't bad enough, Big Pharma also donated more than $500,000 to outside campaign spending groups that helped some of these top nine individuals be elected to their current legislative positions.



Butterfly

Access to natural settings found to improve sleep

Lack of sleep linked to poor thinking skills, worse mental health and even obesity.

Many people sleep better when they have access to nature, a new study finds.

It could be an ocean view, a green space nearby or any natural surroundings.

People over-65 and men of all ages slept better when they had access to nature, the research found.

Professor Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, the study's first author, said:
"It's hard to overestimate the importance of high-quality sleep.

Studies show that inadequate sleep is associated with declines in mental and physical health, reduced cognitive function, and increased obesity.

This new study shows that exposure to a natural environment may help people get the sleep they need."

Comment: Studies have found that being in nature also helps to improve mental well-being while lowering stress and improving our natural immunity.


Attention

10th Holistic Doctor found murdered in her home - controversial connections are surfacing

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Osteopath Dr. Mary Rene Bovier was found stabbed in her home on August 14th in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Detectives say the official cause of death will be announced following an autopsy, but various media outlets are reporting a stabbing. According to Chief Gerald Smith, a person of interest is being interviewed. "I can tell you that the person we're talking to is a close friend of hers," Smith said. No arrests have been made. This marks only the third violent death to have occurred all year for Sharon, making it quite shocking for residents. (source)

Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was the first 'alternative' doctor found dead earlier this summer. Journalist Erin Elizabeth (healthnutnews.com) got an exclusive interview with his family, who have hired private investigators to get some answers to a long list of questions they have. The main point his family wanted to get across in the interview was that he was a dedicated researcher and MD who was passionate about his work.

Comment: More information about alternative health doctors' deaths


Whistle

CDC vaccine whistleblower William Thompson: Will he maintain silence for the rest of his life?

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It's now been a year since William Thompson, long-time CDC researcher, publicly admitted he concealed evidence that indicted the MMR vaccine for its connection to autism.

It's been a year since Thompson publicly accused his colleagues at the CDC of doing the same thing. Two of those colleagues, Frank DeStefano and Collen Boyle, are high-ranking CDC executives in the area of vaccine safety.

During this past year, mainstream reporters and defenders of the realm have taken two approaches: silence; and vague claims that Thompson's statements are false.

Both of these approaches are slimy and disingenuous, because the man we want to hear from is Thompson himself. And we have not.

Comment: Read the CDC whistleblower William Thompson's confession
"My concern has been the decision to omit relevant findings in a particular study for a particular sub group for a particular vaccine. There have always been recognized risks for vaccination and I believe it is the responsibility of the CDC to properly convey the risks associated with receipt of those vaccines."
The MMR vaccine - Autism controversy has been ongoing for years, William Thompson is just the most recent whistleblower to shed light on the truly inhumane policies, regarding vaccinations, at the CDC. Read the following links to learn more:
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If you have heard about the controversy, then you have heard about Andrew Wakefield who has been the most blamed doctor for any mistrust in the MMR vaccine. He published a study linking MMR with autism and bowel disease. His reputation was basically destroyed for daring to speak out the truth with what amounts to bullying. He was accused of the very things the Establishment was doing (conflict of interest, "crimes against humanity") instead of any real science at all. All at the expense of our children.



Health

Is histamine intolerance the cause of your problems?

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Histamine is found lurking primarily in aged, cured, fermented, cultured, and spoiled foods. From a survival perspective, it is imperative that humans have avoided rotting flesh. When animals die, bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract leaks out and starts digesting proteins. Some of the amino acids from the proteins are converted by bacterial enzymes to bioactive amines, the chief of which is histamine (formed from amino acid histamine) At low levels, histamine increases stomach acid, which helps kill off any bacteria we may be exposed to. However, at high levels, histamine may trigger nausea, diarrhea, heart palpitations and dilation of blood vessels may cause a severe headache.

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Why you should never consume beans and other plant seeds

This might be shocking to you, but certain types of beans can be quite poisonous. Did you know that red beans were legally prohibited from being imported into South Africa because of "their potential toxicity to humans"? The main cause is a toxin called 'phytohaemagglutinin' or kidney bean lectin. This is a sugar based protein (glycoprotein) which is found in many types of beans such as cannellini beans. However, red kidney beans contain the highest concentrations of this toxin. It only takes a few beans to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains.

Kidney beans, black beans and navy beans are high in oligosaccharides. Our bodies can not produce the enzyme necessary to break down these complex sugars. When we eat beans, the oligosaccharides ferment in the lower intestine producing carbon dioxide and methane gases.

Comment: All seeds of the grass family - wheat, rye, rice, spelt are high in lectins. They are also found in beans, dairy and in the nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant). These foods have the potential to destroy nutrients and vitamins in the body and make you more susceptible to serious illnesses, such as heart disease and obesity.

  • Lectins and Auto Immune Disease



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Lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against noroviruses

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Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings such as hospitals, cruise ships, and schools. The virus is extremely contagious and is mostly transmitted via "fecal-oral-route," i.e., through contaminated hands or contaminated food. Symptoms include violent and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.

"It is therefore important to provide a safe and harmless disinfectant against human norovirus," explains Grant Hansman, head of CHS junior research group at the German Cancer Research Center noroviruses and the University of Heidelberg. The group is funded by the CHS Foundation. Some older observations found that fruit extracts, such as orange or pomegranate juice, could reduce the infectivity of surrogate noroviruses.

This current study was a continuation of an earlier project conducted at the National Institutes of Health in the United States, where they discovered that citrate from a commercial company could bind to the norovirus capsid protein. "However, it was only by chance that this discovery was made, like a lot of scientific research, but it turns out to be very interesting." Dr Hansman explains.