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Horrifying toxic chemical footprints in everyday items

Consumers have a new guide for plastics safety, but the game is still rigged in the favor of industry.

In a 2007 Skidmore College museum exhibit titled Molecules That Matter, the exhibit's curators noted that we are never more than three feet away from something plastic. That stunning statistic reflects just how thoroughly plastics permeate the fabric of our daily lives. So it's sobering, then, to consider that the plastics industry is one of the largest consumers and users of chemicals known to be hazardous to human health or to the environment.

The process by which fossil fuels are transformed into an iPhone case - or a toothbrush, a Barbie, a soda bottle, a car seat, or countless other objects - consumes a mindboggling 244 million tons of toxic chemicals, according to a recent report. The recipes for many of our most common consumer plastics include carcinogens such as benzene and styrene, as well as hormone-disrupting phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA). Indeed, 96 percent of the BPA that gets produced in our labs goes toward the manufacture of plastics.
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A nation in pain: Americans consume 80% of all opioids sold globally

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Many Americans would argue that the U.S. is the greatest nation on Earth, a beacon of freedom and hope for the rest of the world to emulate. But when it comes to mental and physical quality of life here in the States, America appears to rank near the bottom, as evidenced by the nation's massive and growing addiction to pharmaceutical drugs and painkillers.

Though it often isn't talked about, Americans consume most of the pharmaceutical drugs produced for the entire world, even though we represent a mere 5 percent of the global population. And when it comes to painkillers, Americans consume a staggering 80 percent of the global supply, with doctors prescribing more than 259 million scripts for painkillers annually.
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Is Glyphosate in wheat radically increasing Celiac Disease?

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The use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 15 years, right in step with the use of GE crops.

According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate appears to be strongly correlated with the rise in celiac disease.

Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Seneff produced some phenomenal research1 on this connection, which was published in December last year. Previously, she has investigated the relationship between glyphosate and the development of a wide array of modern diseases, including autism.

She believes that glyphosate may in fact act as a transporter for aluminum (a common vaccine adjuvant) into the brain. It also appears to transport arsenic into the kidneys. For more in-depth information on this glyphosate-autism link, please listen to the full version of Dr. Seneff's interview.

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Vaccine Injury: The biological plausibility of microbial predisposition

You may not have heard the news due to media censorship of the vaccine-autism debate, but apparently childhood vaccines can and do cause autism. Last month, a CDC Senior Scientist issued an apologetic press release admitting data omission from a 2004 study. The ditched data suggested African American boys are at increased risk of autism when given the MMR vaccine.

CDC's Director of Immunization Safety, co-author of the fraudulent 2004 study, has also admittedvaccines can result in autism. Moreover, autism is listed as side effect in the DTaP vaccine package insert.

Brian Hooker received the CDC confession directly from Senior Scientist, William Thompson. Hooker reanalyzed the data and found a 2.4x increased risk of autism in African American boys. The CDC states a lack of biological plausibility, but there's plenty.

Comment: Learn more about how diet can effect the intricate balance of gut flora composition: 'The gut-brain connection is a two-way street where what happens in the gut may lead to an inflammatory reaction in the brain'

Read more about the amazing connection between the brain, heart and gut minds: The best approach to balance gut flora is by dietary changes and nutritional supplements like probiotics. For more information, please visit the diet and health forum.

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Reality control

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed - if all records told the same tale - then the lie passed into history and became truth. "Who controls the past," ran the Party slogan, "controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. "Reality control," they called it: in Newspeak, "doublethink." 1984
In my first book, the Great Cholesterol Con, I included a passage about Ancel Keys by Henry Blackburn, a colleague and admirer of Keys. It points out that Ancel Keys was humiliated by George Pickering at a meeting of the WHO in Geneva 1954 discussing the new 'epidemic' of heart disease. The quote from Henry Blackburn finishes thus:
'My theory is that Keys was so stung by this event that he left the Geneva meeting intent on gathering the definitive evidence to establish or refute the Diet-Heart theory. Out of this single, moving, personal experience - so my theory goes - came the challenge, the motivation, the implantation of the Seven Countries Study.'
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As I wrote in the book. 'So there you have it. As a result, Ancel Keys stormed off, put together a huge research budget, hired a staff of thousands, did his study and was the able - in objective 'scientific speak,' of course - to say 'I told you so, I told you so. Nyah, nyah, nyah.' Not, as I pointed out, the best possible motivation for a research project.

Of course you are going to have to take my word on the exact events described. For, shortly after my book was published, this passage was removed from the University website it was on, never to be seen again.

Cause and effect, who can say? But it does raise an important issue. If there is no record of a thing happening - did it happen? If you control the historical record, what is truth?

In the age of the Internet you might think it is more difficult to hide the historical record, but in some ways it is easier. If something only exists on a server somewhere, all you need do is delete it and it is gone - forever.

Unless you ensure that you archive it yourself - something I did not do with the Henry Blackburn quote.
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Reality check! Sugar, not salt, causes high blood pressure

THE KEY to avoiding high blood pressure is cutting down on sugar not salt, a new study has claimed.
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Carbohydrates increase blood pressure.
Research published in The American Journal of Cardiology found a link between sugary drinks and a spike in blood pressure levels.

The report's author, Dr James DiNicolantonio said: "Sugar, in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, has been shown to acutely spike blood pressure, leading to increased blood pressure variability. This by itself, even without an increase in average blood pressure, is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events (particularly stroke)."

Dr Nicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist, at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, also argued that reducing the amount of salt in processed foods is counterproductive. He said that, in order to meet our body's physical demand for salt, low-sodium foods are actually likely to increase the amount we eat.

"For example, if we cut the amount of sodium in potato chips, this very well may lead to us eating more chips in order to get the same amount of sodium," he said.

"Would the extra refined carbohydrates, transfats and other processed oils from the increased consumption translate into health benefits? Doubtful."

He also cited evidence from an eight-week trial that found a high sugar intake versus a lower sugar intake significantly increased blood pressure. When studies funded by the sugar industry were excluded, the increase in blood pressure was twice the effect than that caused by salt.

Comment: By the time your digestive system is done with the carbohydrates you eat, it is all sugar in your bloodstream. A low carb diet lowers blood pressure to the point that some have to drink salted water on a daily basis to keep it on check. For more information, see:

Tips & Tricks for Starting (or Restarting) Low- Carb Pt I

Tips & tricks for starting (or restarting) low-carb Pt II

Low Salt Diet Increases Cardiovascular Mortality

Ambulance

Blaming moms: How miscommunication on epigenetics is a threat to women in a Police State

Laura Pemberton was in labor and ready to give birth at her home in Florida when a sheriff arrived at her door, took her into custody, strapped her legs together, and forced her to go to Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, where doctors had instigated urgent court proceedings.

They claimed that Pemberton was risking the life of her unborn child by attempting to have a vaginal birth after having had a previous cesarean surgery. The judge ordered the woman to undergo the operation, which she did against her will later that day in 1996.

Regina McKnight, 21 years old and pregnant, suffered a stillbirth that led to her arrest and conviction on homicide charges in South Carolina in 2001. Although the stillbirth later proved to be the result of an infection, prosecutors argued that McKnight caused the stillbirth because she used cocaine. A jury found her guilty after 15 minutes of deliberation and she was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Pregnant with her second child in 2005, 20-year-old Rachael Lowe went with her husband to a hospital to get help for her addiction to Oxycontin. An emergency room doctor reported her to Wisconsin state officials and Lowe wound up confined against her will in a psychiatric ward, where she received no prenatal care. She remained incarcerated for more than 25 days before a doctor testified that Lowe's addiction posed no significant risk to the health of the fetus and a judge ordered her release.

These actions against pregnant women (among more than 400 documented by Lynn M. Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law in April 2013) sprang to mind when I read "The new science of blaming moms," a eye-opening commentary by Jonathan Metzl, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society.
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Scientists uncover why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic

Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated what actually makes the milk allergenic. A specific protein in milk known as beta-lactoglobulin is able to initiate an allergy only when being devoid of iron. Loaded with iron, the protein is harmless. The scientists discovered the same mechanism recently with regard to birch pollen allergy. Their findings help to decipher allergic reactions and were published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Milk allergy is frequently confused with lactose intolerance. However, these are two entirely different mechanisms that occur in the body. People with lactose intolerance do not digest lactose properly because they lack an enzyme known as lactase. In the case of the potentially much more dangerous cow milk allergy, however, the body's immune system attacks milk proteins with its own IgE antibodies.

According to statistics, about two to three percent of children in Europe suffer from a genuine milk allergy. Less adults are diagnosed with the disease. The formation of so-called Th2 lymphocytes is initiated in these patients. Th2 lymphocytes contribute in great measure to the production of IgE antibodies to milk proteins. Hence, people develop an allergic reaction to milk.

Comment: The fact is, milk allergy is more common than one may think. Simply put, humans are not supposed to consume cow's milk. Cow's milk is for calves only. See the following links to learn more:

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For your protection: The lies and deception of the CDC

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Over the years, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has repeatedly deceived and lied to the public, yet they continue to state that their mission is to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

They boldly announce on their website that the "CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise," and yet there is more and more evidence to suggest that their so called 'scientific evidence' has been skewed and deliberately tampered with to gain the desired results. [1]

During the course of this article, I am going to give five recent examples of CDC fraud or deception. Each one of my examples will demonstrate when the CDC has deliberately altered or withheld scientific evidence in a bid to misinform the public.

Comment: See also:
CDC caught hiding data showing mercury in vaccines linked to autism

CDC vaccine fraud: 340% risk of autism hidden from public

Ambulance

Infectious disease experts concerned about Ebola mutating and becoming airborne

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A woman in Monrovia carries the belongings of her husband, who died after he was infected by the Ebola virus.
Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.

"It's the single greatest concern I've ever had in my 40-year public health career," said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota."I can't imagine anything in my career -- and this includes HIV -- that would be more devastating to the world than a respiratory transmissible Ebola virus."

Osterholm and other experts couldn't think of another virus that has made the transition from non-airborne to airborne in humans. They say the chances are relatively small that Ebola will make thatjump. But as the virus spreads, they warned, the likelihood increases.


Comment: There is some evidence that Ebola has already become airborne. The fact is, a number of health workers and researchers who have not had any direct contact with Ebola victims, have themselves become infected.


Every time a new person gets Ebola, the virus gets another chance to mutate and develop new capabilities. Osterholm calls it "genetic roulette."

As of Friday, there have been 4,784 cases of Ebola, with 2,400 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, which says the virus is spreading at a much faster rate now than it was earlier in the outbreak.

Comment: Ebola is certainly out of control in western Africa and the rest of the world is in great peril. For a better understanding of this global threat see:

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