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Much of world's food supply contaminated by highly-acidic mycotoxins from cereals and other grains

Many people are familiar with black mold and certain fungi, but did you know that being exposed to them can have serious side effects - including cancer? What's more, these fungi could be lurking in some common, everyday places that may surprise you.

But, now, let's focus on the concept of mycotoxins and how these poisons can increase your risk of cancer. Mycotoxins are substances produced through the metabolic processes of certain micro fungi. According to the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information, the most common forms of mycotoxins relevant to humans and animals are: aflatoxin, citrinin, ergot akaloids, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone (ZEA).

Comment: Both conventional and organic grain products are equally susceptible to mycotoxin contamination and cooking contaminated grains does not appear to reduce their concentrations. This, in addition to the toxic effects of gluten is yet another reason to avoid cereal grains, altogether.


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'Urgent' investigation launched into effects of cosmic rays on airplanes

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The Government has ordered Public Health England to conduct an 'urgent' investigation into the repercussions of increased radiation caused by a huge explosion of high energy particles from the surface of the sun
Airline passengers could be vulnerable to the effects of cosmic rays from the sun during a massive solar storm, a new report has found.

The Government has ordered Public Health England to conduct an 'urgent' investigation into the repercussions of increased radiation caused by a huge explosion of high energy particles from the surface of the sun.

This comes as a report into the UK's Space Weather Preparedness outlines what needs to be done to cope with a major burst of 'space weather.'

The document produced by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) states: 'The direct impact on public health from the increased radiation environment, which is most likely to affect the general public if they are travelling by air on trans-oceanic routes during the storm, is assessed to be small.

'However, the work on this area being led by Public Health England needs to be completed urgently.

'That will lead to a report that sets out recommendations for protecting public health from solar radiation.'

Comment: Given increased cosmic rays and radiation, could there be a link to increasing rates of cancer? Are there other health hazards and/or DNA mutations that changing quantities/qualities of cosmic rays are capable of producing? See also:

Solar-system-wide-'climate' change: More galactic cosmic rays are reaching Earth than normal

Cosmic rays: Growing peril for astronauts?


Red Flag

Toxic waste spilled by EPA into river in Colorado reaches New Mexico, leaving communities with 90-day water supply

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Toxic waste, including arsenic and lead, which seeped into a river in southwest Colorado, has now crossed the state border into New Mexico. More than 550 gallons per minute are entering the water flow system according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.

The agency says it should have the results of samples undergoing lab testing soon, so they can find out just how contaminated the river has become. Aside from lead and arsenic, federal officials say the spill also contains, cadmium, aluminum, copper and calcium.

High levels of arsenic can cause blindness, paralysis and cancer, while lead poisoning can create muscle and vision problems in adults and can be fatal for children.

"We're busting our tails to get that out," Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director Shaun McGrath said, as cited by AP. "We know the importance to people to have this information."


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3700: Number of responders and civilians with 9/11 Ground Zero-linked cancer

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Consequences of 9/11: Still taking a deadly toll on the survivors.
The rising toll of Ground Zero responders and others afflicted with 9/11-linked cancers has hit 3,700. The staggering tally of those suffering cancers certified by the feds as 9/11-related includes FDNY members (1,100), cops and other Ground Zero responders (2,134), and survivors such as downtown workers and residents (467). Many have more than one type of cancer.

The FDNY's chief medical officer, Dr. David Prezant, said over 2,100 firefighters and EMS personnel have retired on disability with World Trade Center-related illnesses, mostly lung disease and cancer, since 9/11. "Due to the physical nature of their jobs, these illnesses have had a tremendous impact on our membership and their families," he said in a statement. The grim toll includes 109 FDNY responders who have died from WTC-linked illnesses, 44 of them from cancer.


Comment: Two days after the collapse of the World Trade Center, New York mayor Giuliani said, "The air is safe as far as we can tell, with respect to chemical and biological agents." In the first month after the attacks, the mayor said, "The air quality is safe and acceptable." Consequently, workers worked without proper respirators. They wore painters' masks or no covering. Appropriate protection was not provided to responders nor thousands of volunteers.


Comment: Another source states nearly 70,000 New Yorkers have applied for 9/11 victim compensation, mostly for cancers attributed to direct exposure to ionizing radiation from "nuclear sources." This number includes 10,800 downtown workers and 39,500 Ground Zero responders. Another 16,600 are from residents, students child-care and health-care workers. This is touted as the largest cancer cluster in history, more than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined (the only other similar spike of multiple myeloma cases). Of the 70,000 victims, over 90% say they were exposed within a one-square-mile area.

There is thought to be a cover-up in that only one death had been "officially reported" (as of May 2014) and only a small number of victims had been compensated. It was noted that the number of cancer deaths has been "classified." Multiple myeloma, the prevalent 9/11 cancer, is known as "the Hiroshima disease" and the official story is victims got it from breathing drywall dust. The US government has denied the Agent Orange dioxin exposure in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War Syndrome, and now 9/11 exposure. Perhaps the victims and statistics speak otherwise.


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Adverse reactions to Aspartame comprises 75% of complaints to FDA each year

Consider this, out of all the complaints that the FDA receives every single year, adverse reactions to the artificial sweetener aspartame comprises about 75 percent of consumer complaints.

Stop and think about that..........

From 10,000 consumer complaints the FDA compiled a list of 92 Symptoms reported from aspartame use, including death.

Comment: Aspartame is the main sweetener in diet sodas and is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues. For more information about the serious health effects associated with Aspartame consumption and how the FDA suppressed studies about its negative heath effects, see:


Arrow Down

Coca Cola funds non-profit organization to spread obesity disinformation

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Coca-Cola has pumped millions of dollars into the founding of a new nonprofit that claims there is "strong evidence" that lack of exercise is mostly to blame for obesity, not poor diet. Coke, the leading producer of soda and sugary drinks across the world, has invested heavily in the Global Energy Balance Network, a nonprofit run by a handful of university scientists who were offered $4 million by Coke to fund various research projects, according to the New York Times.

Halting weight gain should be less about dieting and more about "maintaining an active lifestyle and eating more calories," the group said on its website. The group's proof of this claim comes down to two research papers, both of which end with the same footnote: "The publication of this article was supported by The Coca-Cola Company."

The organization calls itself "the voice of science" on its website. It ultimately bills itself as a "not for profit dedicated to reversing the obesity & chronic disease epidemics through healthy lifestyle behaviors."

Comment: This is clearly not about science, but about a corporation doing what it can to maintain its profit margin at the expense of the general public's health. Nothing can get in the way of a company's bottom line. Despite all the scientific evidence tying obesity with sugar and high fructose corn syrup consumption, Coca-Cola is doing all it can to provide false information in order to enhance profits. It's worth repeating, if a corporation like Coca-Cola were a person, they could easily be labeled a psychopath.


Health

The importance of iodine supplementation during pregnancy

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One of the most significant and under-consumed minerals today is iodine. It plays an important role in regulating the thyroid gland and metabolism. In pregnancy, iodine also helps your baby's brain and nervous system develop. Iodine deficiencies are one of the most important causes of preventable intellectual disability and brain damage worldwide.

Iodine is found in eggs, vegetables, and seafood (especially ocean or saltwater seafood). The amount of iodine in many types of food varies according to the amount of iodine in the area's soil or water.

Iodine helps brain development, particularly in the womb and first months, and can improve a child's IQ by 1.22 points.

The findings, published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, give an economic case for supplementation.

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Your cells are listening: How talking to your body helps you heal

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"Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul." These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body.

When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic pain disorder. I suddenly imagined incorporating this concept into my meditation routine. I thought, Can my body hear me...can I talk to it to gain its cooperation in healing this condition?

That night, after reaching a state of deep calm through meditation, I inwardly engaged my body in a heartfelt conversation, with hope, but having no idea what to expect. After about one hour of this focused communication, something amazing happened. My tissues began to respond. Connective tissue pulled and stretched apart layers of scar tissue. Nerves fired and my calf muscles began to perform flexion and extension exercises independently of my conscious control.

As this response continued, one of my calf muscles that had become paralyzed by the neuropathic condition — diagnosed as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — came back to life as electric-like jolts shot through the area.

Health

Natural treatment options for high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems however one can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke so a well-planned holistic natural approach to hypertension will bring results safely and effectively without ridiculous cost and danger from toxic pharmaceutical drugs.

About 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure though the condition itself usually has no signs or symptoms. Knowing your blood pressure numbers is important, even when you're feeling fine. At the same time one should know one's breathing rate because the faster one breathes the high the pressure will go because fast shallow breathing drives down CO2 levels and that constricts the blood vessels.

Bug

Cases of Legionnaires' disease rises to record 108 in Bronx, New York

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The Opera House Hotel is viewed on August 6, 2015, in an area of the Bronx which is the center of the outbreak Legionnaires disease in New York.
The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires disease has risen to 108 as America's largest city suffers from a record outbreak of the form of pneumonia, authorities said Saturday.

No new deaths have been reported on top of the 10 announced earlier in the week and officials say the outbreak is now on the decline.

To date, 94 people have been admitted to the hospital with the infection since the outbreak began on July 10 in the south Bronx, the poorest section of New York state.

The disease is spread by a bacteria, which has recently been discovered in the cooling towers of five buildings in the South Bronx area.

Officials believe the cause of the outbreak came from one of the sites, which has since been cleaned and disinfected.

All those who died were older patients and had pre-existing medical conditions. Legionnaires' disease is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics.

"This is literally unchartered territory," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday.

"We've never seen an outbreak of Legionnaires like this in the city," he told reporters.

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