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Perception management: Deceptive labeling tricks and hidden ingredients in processed foodstuffs

You've probably heard that avoiding processed foods is one of the keys to staying healthy, but do you understand why, exactly?

Scottish author Joanna Blythman has written a behind-the-scenes exposé book, Swallow This: Serving Up the Food Industry's Darkest Secrets, that delves into the details of what makes processed food the antithesis of a healthy diet.

If you have any concerns about the food you're eating, this is a must-read book. It will radically increase your appreciation of just how processed your food really is and enlighten you to many of the deceptive tricks the industry uses to fool you.

It's quite challenging to avoid processed foods as nearly all of us eat at restaurants occasionally. The only question is how much? After you read this book, I guarantee your motivation to avoid processed food will skyrocket.

Joanna is an award-winning investigative journalist, and that background served her well as she literally went undercover to get the inside scoop on what's really going on in the processed food industry. She actually carefully worked her way in and became an insider able to attend many of the member-only conferences.

Comment: Now that the industry has realized that people are actively reading labels and are concerned about the toxic ingredients in foods, they are getting more cagey about disclosures. The only way to protect yourself is to avoid pre-packaged foodstuffs and learn to cook nourishing food from scratch. Not only will you save money but your health may likely improve.


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Roundup herbicide 125 times more toxic than regulators say

Highly concerning new research reveals chemicals used in industrial agriculture are up to 1,000 times more toxic than the regulatory system presently states.
A highly concerning new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International reveals that despite the still relatively benign reputation of agrochemicals such as Roundup herbicide, many chemical formulations upon which the modern agricultural system depend are far more toxic than present regulatory tests performed on them reveal. Roundup herbicide, for instance, was found to be 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation.

Titled, "Major pesticides are more toxic to human cells than their declared active principles," the study evaluated to what extent the active principle (AP) and the so-called 'inert ingredients,' i.e. adjuvants, in globally popular formulations account for the toxicity of 9 major pesticides: 3 herbicides, 3 insecticides, and 3 fungicides.

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New generation of nonstick and waterproof chemicals replacing Teflon are just as toxic


The replacement chemicals are persistent in the environment and body and widely used in many consumer products, including outdoor clothing and food packaging.
Ten years ago, DuPont was forced to phase out a key chemical in making Teflon, after revelations that for nearly 45 years the company covered up evidence of its health hazards, including cancer and birth defects. But a new EWG investigation finds that the chemicals pushed by DuPont and other companies to replace the Teflon chemical and similar perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs - already in wide use in food wrappers and outdoor clothing - may not be much - if at all - safer.

EWG analysts examine in detail the poisoned legacy of DuPont and the toxic truth about the Teflon chemical, known as C8 or PFOA, and the secrecy surrounding the safety of replacement chemicals.

Click here to read the full report: Poisoned Legacy - Ten Years Later, Chemical Safety and Justice for DuPont's Teflon Victims Remain Elusive.

The truth about this family of chemicals emerged only after DuPont was hit with lawsuits for poisoning drinking water for tens of thousands of people in West Virginia and Ohio. DuPont paid a record $16.5 million fine for hiding the alarming truth that C8/PFOA chemicals were linked to cancer and birth defects. DuPont promised to phase the chemical out by the end of this year but the company continues to hide behind confidentiality and trade secrets to keep the public in the dark.

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A totalitarian society contains totalitarian science

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And vice versa.

Totalitarian science lets you know you're living in a totalitarian society.

The government, the press, the mega-corporations, the prestigious foundations, the academic institutions, the "humanitarian" organizations say:

"This is the disease. This is its name. This is what causes it. This is the drug that treats it. This is the vaccine that prevents it.

"This is how accurate diagnosis is done. These are the tests. These are the possible results and what they mean.

"Here are the genes. This is what they do. This is how they can be changed and substituted and manipulated. These are the outcomes.

"These are the data and the statistics. They are correct. There can be no argument about them.

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Nutritional support that helps optimize liver function and remove toxins

Optimizing liver function helps ensure the body can effectively rid itself of pollutants, heavy metals and various other toxins. Supporting liver health is paramount to our health and well-being. It becomes especially important as we age because liver function naturally declines. Herbs and nutraceuticals that improve liver health can help ensure it is working at peak capacity and no toxins slip through and damage our cells.

Supplementing for Liver Health is Vital

Environmental toxins are a major concern in our modern world, and sadly they are unavoidable. Pesticides and other pollutants sprayed on crops don't just affect the food we eat, they contaminate the air we breath and leach into our drinking water. Even when choosing organically grown crops, the soil is almost always contaminated with these harmful chemicals, organic soil is becoming a rare commodity.

Our body cannot keep up with the increasing toxic burden of our world. Environmental toxins aside, it also has to deal with the endogenous toxins that are a byproduct of cellular energy production. Pharmaceutical medications can also impair liver function, with an enormous amount of the population taking some sort of medication, if not many, this is a problem.


Comment: In addition to environmental toxins, the spiraling consumption of dietary sugar has caused non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which barely existed three decades ago, to become the most common liver disease in America.


Eating healthy is important for our health, but it isn't enough to maintain optimal liver and cellular function anymore. The foods we eat just don't contain the same nutritional value as they did even 50 years ago, making it virtually impossible to achieve the recommended nutritional intake through diet alone. This is where supplements come in, they have become a necessity in this day and age.

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Jane Goodall on GMO's: "I truly believe we're poisoning ourselves"

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Jane Goodall speaks in support of Steven Druker's book, "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth".
Primatologist Jane Goodall was speaking in Salt Lake City at a sold-out event Friday evening about her work and the future of chimpanzees. But in the afternoon, she lent her fame and clout to a more controversial cause. Goodall appeared with Steven Druker, the author of a book that aims to wipe out genetically modified organisms from the world's food supply.

In a talk sponsored by the Pax Natura Foundation, Jane Goodall thanked Steven Druker for writing his book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. She herself wrote the forward and she said the book substantiated her concerns that genetically engineered foods were dangerous.

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Dog infects four humans with the plague: Researchers fear outbreak could involve human-to-human transmission


A dog has spread the plague to four people in Colorado, in an outbreak officials say could involve the first person-to-person transmission of the infection in the US in 90 years
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A study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the infection was spread when a pitbull terrier was taken ill and eventually put down by vets. The two vets who treated the animal, his owner and a friend of the owner developed similar symptoms as the dog shortly afterwards and tested positive for Yersinia pestis, which causes the plague.

All four were treated with antibiotics and made a full recovery, NBC reports.

Dr John Douglas, director of Colorado's Tri-County Health Department, said there are eight cases of the plague in humans each year on average. "Plague is virtually always confined in this day and age to rural regions in the West," he told the network. "That is because the vector of plague is typically the prairie dog although there are other rodents that can transmit as well."

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The cure for brain diseases is in your gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.
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Why are we making such little progress in our attempts to uncover the causes of various forms of brain degeneration? These days we frequently hear about breakthroughs in our understanding of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, but when the discussion turns to the brain, there seems to be very little news.

Medical research continues to operate with a reductionist mentality. The human body is looked upon as simply a compilation of various parts and systems, and each of these is looked upon as functioning independent of the others.

Many attribute the tenants of reductionism to the 17th-century French philosopher and mathematician Renée Decartes, who, in 1637, proposed that the world and all living beings were basically like machines, made up of clockwork mechanisms. In his Discourses, he argued that animate beings could be taken apart, studied, and then reassembled to gain a better perspective as to the meaning of the larger picture.

And so it is that, by and large, research endeavors attempting to understand what causes the brain to degenerate in conditions like Parkinson's disease or ALS focus on the nervous system. These are devastating conditions for which modern medicine offers up no cure. And it may well be that clinging to this reductionist approach—one that sees the brain and its myriad diseases as existing apart from the rest of the body—underlies our failure to uncover the causes and therefore treatments for some of our most feared maladies.

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Mainstream medical myths & alternative healing pitfalls

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Staying healthy is hard enough without intentional disinformation. Basic science and logic can reveal the life-saving truths forbidden by our medical industrial complex and corporate media.

It's hard to find anyone who does not believe in the Germ Theory of Disease or that butter will clog your arteries or that we are somehow defective and at the mercy of a genetic weakness. These fictions have spanned several generations; most doctors and the misinformed public accept them without question.

While the medical system has made great strides in trauma care and intervention, it fails miserably at prevention and the treatment of chronic disease. What's ironic is that many naturalistic physicians and supplement makers work from the same faulty "need the right drug" idea and could be more effective if they recognized the electro-chemical nature of life and broadened their focus toward manipulating macro-conditions favorable for cellular health. Then again, the marketing of everything has resulted in confusion everywhere.

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One nation under vaccine manufacturers: Constitutional violations and lack of ethics

It is becoming clear that as states line up in a coordinated removal of vaccine exemption bills, the fix is in. Never before has the nation seen such a concerted push towards a common, unconstitutional goal. The attempts to conceal voting and coverage of vaccine exemption bills from the public continues to reveal the signature of corporate influence directing political power.

However, the unfortunate and inconvenient truth of controlled senators and their lobbyist handlers is that much of their actions and authored bills are illegal on many levels. Speed and appeals to emotion are their only tools. Their window of opportunity is closing and simple force appears to be their last pillar of hope.

Looking at the removal of state medical vaccine exemptions reveals laws, international principles, codes, and rules all broken simultaneously. In committees that pride themselves on due process and fulfilling the will of the people, this time will go down in history as a warning to future generations of the damage caused by unchecked corporate lobbying and unrestrained politicians. An endless future of class action lawsuits and countless other legal challenges waits eagerly in the wings for foolish politicians to enact into law their vaccine exemption bills.