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The daily health benefits of ginger

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Ginger is a plant that was originally found in China but has now spread worldwide. The plants' root is commonly used as a spice. Most may associate ginger with sweet delicacies such as a chilled ginger ale drink, delicate ginger biscuits or gingerbread. In most countries, it is also used for medicinal purposes. For ages, people have been enjoying the health benefits provided by this herb. Here are some of the effects it has on the human body

Comment: Read more about the Cure-All Properties of Ginger


Black Magic

Thanks Monsanto: Toxic glyphosate is the most heavily used weedkiller in world history

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A new landmark study entitled "Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and Globally," published in Environmental Sciences Europe has labeled Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate as the most widely and heavily used weedkiller in both U.S. and world history.

Glyphosate of course is the main ingredient in Monsanto's famous Roundup herbicide product. The paper which was published on Feb 2, 2016, claims that as of this time, 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate has been used across the world.

According to a press release by Environmental Working Group,
In 2014, enough glyphosate was sprayed to leave more than three-quarters of a pound of the active ingredient on every harvested acre of cropland in the U.S., and remarkably, almost a half pound per acre on all cropland worldwide (0.53 kilogram/hectare).

Comment: The massive use of glyphosate has made it difficult, if not impossible to avoid exposure:
Glyphosate is systemic in plants, so it cannot be washed off. If it's used on a crop, it will be in the food produced from it. Food and dairy animals are raised in concentrated animal feed operations (CAFOs). The bulk of their diets consists of GM grain crops. Grain and sugar crops take up higher levels of glyphosate than other crops. Therefore, the flesh, eggs, and milk of CAFO-raised animals are contaminated with glyphosate, which enters the food pipeline.

Glyphosate: A trajectory of human misery



Health

Why we need to be concerned about lead exposure

The ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan has highlighted just how harmful lead contamination is. What you may not realize, however, is that lead exposure is a problem throughout the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over four million households with children in the U.S. are exposed to elevated levels of lead. At least half a million children have blood lead levels above five micrograms per deciliter, the threshold that prompts a public health response.

Lead used to be commonly used in gasoline, household paints and even coloring pigments in artificial turf through the end of the last century. And although today lead is no longer used in these products, there is still plenty of it out there. Lead does not break down in the home or the environment, and the result is that we still have to be concerned about lead poisoning today.

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Eggs Fried

Choline deficiency rate estimated at 90%; linked with chronic illness

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We hear a lot about vitamins and minerals such as B12, folate, magnesium, vitamin C, and so on, but there seems very little talk these days on the importance of dietary lecithin and choline. Are you consuming an adequate amount of acetylcholine, or other phospholipids? The odds are that you are not.

Comment: Choline is an essential nutrient for the body and is essential for the functioning of all cells, due to its usage in cell membranes. Considering this, that means that not only is it essential for physical health, but for brain health and cognitive function overall. Liver and eggs are some of the best sources for choline and are also rich with other nutrients that both the body and brain needs, so incorporating those into one's diet can improve one's health and cognition.


Attention

Monsanto's Glyphosate 'A probable carcinogen' - most heavily used weed-killer ever


Author of new report says growth in its use 'will likely contribute to a host of adverse environmental and public health consequences'


Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, is now the most heavily used weed killer ever and its use has exploded in the past decade, a new report finds, a fact that may portend "a host of adverse environmental and public health consequences."

The new paper on the global use of the herbicide comes less than a year after the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified it as "probably carcinogenic to humans."

Comment: In addition to being a 'probable carcinogen' Glyphosate is a chemical-warfare agent:


Pills

Adderall: Popular drug for ADHD has serious side effects- including memory loss & brain damage

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Adderall, the most popular drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has been used by many of the 6.4 million American children currently diagnosed with ADHD but also misused by 20-30% of all students who are trying to gain better concentration for taking tests in college. It can be extremely addictive, and has a row of side effects including nervousness, dry mouth, poor circulation, numbness in fingers, difficulty breathing, stomach pains, loss of appetite, and heart problems. In rare cases Adderall can lead to mental illness and psychosis. And there also has been growing evidence that Adderall and similar ADHD medications may lead to damage to areas of the brain, especially if it is a developing brain of a child.

Comment: Outspoken drug critic Dr. Carl Hart: Popular big pharma drug Adderall is pretty much crystal meth


Propaganda

Massaging the numbers and cooking the books: Zika microcephaly link greatly exaggerated

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First, many thanks to great investigative reporter and researcher, Jim West, for help on this story.

Okay, here we go.

Of course, I'm talking about the Associated Press (AP)—and its recent coverage of the Zika story: January 27, "270 of 4,180 suspected microcephaly cases confirmed."

AP actually had its hands on the most explosive information possible, it reported that information in one stunning paragraph, and then it let that paragraph sit there like a dead corpse. It didn't do anything with it. Just another day at the office. Connect the dots? See the implications? Never heard of it.

Comment: Isn't it great that we can rely on established health organizations and mainstream news sources for unbiased, truthful reporting of the facts? Oh, wait. We can't.


Health

7 good reasons to chow down on garlic

Whether you love garlic or can't stand the stink, there is no denying that this bulb provides a treasure trove of healthy benefits.

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been called the "stinking rose." While some people think it reeks, others can't get enough of its bite. Whether you love garlic or can't stand it, there is no denying that this bulb provides a wealth of healthy benefits.

Green Med Info's database documents the effectiveness of garlic in 183 disease conditions ranging from cancer to stroke, infection to atherosclerosis, diabetes to lead toxicity. The database also provides evidence of garlic's 57 pharmacological effects in the body.

Here are just seven evidenced-based reasons to eat more garlic every day.

Pills

Surprise! SSRIs & antidepressants increase mental health issues - confirmed

Something of pharmaceutical concern that the holistic/alternative medical community and the alternative press have been alleging for numerous years now, finally is being confirmed by a British Medical Journal paper published January 27, 2016.

Professor Peter C Gotzsche, MD, and several students published "Suicidality and aggression during antidepressant treatment: systematic review and meta-analyses based on clinical study reports" after reviewing and including 76 trials with 64,381 pages of clinical study reports for 18,526 patients—certainly not a small sampling!

Comment: More than 1 in 10 Americans on Suicide-Linked Antidepressants
Americans are in the dark over antidepressants and their suicide link
Of course these statistics are very troubling given the extreme side effects that go along with antidepressants. You may not be aware of these side effects, as pharmaceutical drug companies have tried their very best to keep them from hitting the media. Shockingly, the makers of Prozac - Eli Lilly & Co., were able to hide the link between Prozac and suicide for 15 years. Through denial and media deception, Eli Lilly & Co. were able to keep Prozac dangers a secret from the general public, choosing profits over deadly consequences.



Health

Roundup and GMO's: Damaging your mitochondria and creating disease

In the featured video, Jeffrey Smith interviews Dr. Alex Vasquez, M.D., Ph.D., author of about 100 papers and 15 scientific books, and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and author of about 200 papers, about the impact of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — on your mitochondria.

As noted by Jeffrey, this is a very important topic, as mitochondrial dysfunction is an underlying foundational element of most diseases.

Why the Health of Your Mitochondria Matters

As explained by Vasquez, in addition to producing most of your body's energy in the form of ATP, your mitochondria also participate in many other processes, such as cellular signaling.

According to Vasquez, the data is "impressively clear" that those with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure have dysfunctional mitochondria.

Your mitochondria also play an important role in inflammation, and control apoptosis (cell death). These two roles make your mitochondria a player in diseases such as cancer, for example, as damaged cells fail to receive the message to self-destruct, and therefore continue their malignant growth.

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