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Our messed-up relationship with food has a long history and it started with butter

© Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post
Finlandia imported butter is sold at Walmart and other stores.
Have you ever eaten butter by the spoon? Butter without toast to prop it up or eggs to fry in it — butter for its own tangy, full-flavored, exquisite sake?

Elaine Khosrova does this, not infrequently. She warms a variety of types to room temperature, gets a glass of water to clear her palate between rounds and pries delicately at her subjects with scientific curiosity, observing how the different textures yield to her knife. Seven types of butter are in front of her today, made from cow, sheep and goat cream, ranging from a sunny gold to a soft, bridal white.

"You see how totally cohesive this is?" she says, prying at the first and mildest sample, a sweet cow butter made in New Zealand by a brand called Anchor. She slides a slab of the thick, pale yellow Anchor onto her spoon.

Comment: All hail grass-fed butter


2 + 2 = 4

Stress deprivation and Caesarean birth

Is birth by pre-labour Caesarean an extreme example of stress deprivation?

In the framework of our cultural conditioning, "stress' has a negative connotation: we must avoid stressful situations. Meanwhile, in the current scientific context, it appears that stress hormones have multiple roles to play and the concept of "stress deprivation" has recently emerged in scholarly articles.

It has been understood for a long time that pre-labour Caesarean is a risk factor for respiratory difficulties in the neonatal period, and that the risks are dependent on the gestational age: differences in the quality of the respiratory functions are detectable when comparing pre-labor births at 38 and 39 weeks.1

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Syringe

Watch out! Zika vaccine developed to alter DNA

First, I'll lay out a little background—

In many previous articles, I've established there is no convincing evidence the Zika virus causes the birth defect called microcephaly. (Zika archive here)

Basically, Brazilian researchers, in the heart of the purported "microcephaly epidemic," decided to stop their own investigation and simply assert Zika was the culprit. At that point, they claimed that, out of 854 cases of microcephaly, only 97 showed "some relationship" to Zika.

You need to understand that these figures actually show evidence AGAINST Zika. When researchers are trying to find the cause of a condition, they should be able to establish, as a first step, that the cause is present in all cases (or certainly an overwhelming percentage).

This never happened. The correlation between the presence of Zika and microcephaly was very, very weak.

Health

5G technology and the coming health crisis

5G technology involves the nationwide rollout of thousands of antennas to be used in conjunction with the various supporting appliances and applications in the wireless mobile network. There are, however, serious growing health, safety and environmental concerns over this developing technology.

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has given the okay for the telecommunication industry to operate the 5G (fifth generation) technology using new spectral frontiers, making the USA the first country in the world to do so: However, operation on this new higher frequency electromagnetic spectrum range has never been evaluated for how it will impact humans or animals and the environment.

Quite an appalling circumstance when considering the current wireless technology with its electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is known to disrupt biological integrity and cause ill health. People's exposures to EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) have been known to result in, for examples, neurological effects, brain tumours, learning difficulties, nervous, hormonal and behavioural problems... It has been said that the same will happen with 5G technology. What about children? They are more susceptible than adults because their smaller bodies take in higher EMF radiation. Thus, if allowed, 5G will be another addition to the list of silent killers associated with deceptively harmful technology.

Health

Vitamin C: 1,000% more effective than Big Pharma's cancer drugs

Linus Pauling's legacy continues, much to the chagrin of the pharmaceutical industry. In a shocking new discovery published in the scientific journal, Oncotarget, researchers have detailed how a single, inexpensive nutrient, Vitamin C, can completely halt the growth of cancer in stem cells when used in concentrated amounts. The vitamin is so amazing, it was found to be 1,000 percent more effective than one clinical drug that is currently prescribed all too often to treat cancer, and another that is pending U.S. FDA approval.

The study, conducted at the University of Salford in Manchester looked at metabolism in cancerous cells. Researchers compared 3 natural substances, including Vitamin C, against 3 experimental pharmaceutical drugs, (meaning that they have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration) and one drug that is already in widespread use.

The researchers stated,
We have discovered that NAD(P)H auto-fluorescence and several mitochondrial-based fluorescent probes can all be employed to enrich for a population of cells with the characteristics of CSCs. In accordance with these observations, we also demonstrate that 7 different inhibitors of key energetic pathways can be used to effectively block CSC propagation, including three natural products (silibinin, ascorbic acid and CAPE). Future studies will be necessary to test their potential for clinical benefit in cancer patients."

Comment: Dr. Paul Marik turns to vitamin C infusion as a treatment for deadly sepsis


Syringe

The Centers for Disease Control's historical vaccine swamp

© NaturalNews.com
"Why is it so hard for mainstream media, independent journalists, and government officials on both sides of the aisle to grasp the dangers of micro small toxins? If they believe that the unseen greenhouse gas particulates and molecules can superheat the world and change climate, why is it so hard to believe that traces of mercury and aluminum in vaccines have harmed so many once promising, healthy children for the past two decades?" [1, Pg. 259]

That's James Ottar Grundvig, the author of Master Manipulator, The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC, asking poignant questions after spending much time in Sweden, Atlanta, and places in between investigating yet another apparent fraudulent vaccine fiasco no one seemingly wants to resolve but everyone wants to slide under the carpet.

Why do I say no one seemingly wants to resolve?

The flagrantly blatant answer has to be that nothing has been done, to my knowledge, by either HHS/CDC or Congress, which has oversight, to rout out and prosecute the perpetrators of fraudulent scientific research, collusion and cover-ups that, apparently, constitute the 'corporate' culture within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plus put a stop to the dissemination of pseudoscience and fraudulently manipulated data by epidemiologists and 'top brass' within the CDC.

Beaker

Cultured meat: Lab grown chicken nuggets are here

© eater
A San Francisco Bay Area food technology company called Memphis Meats recently finished their lab grown chicken. They fried it into chicken strips and fed it to people at an event. It was produced from stem cells programmed to reproduce animal tissue.

It could be considered the second recent node of progress when it comes to "cultured" lab grown meat, after a lab produced hamburger was tested a few years ago. The concept of cultured meat goes back several decades.

A headline from Gizmodo cheered it on saying "Lucky Humans Just Ate the Very First Lab-Grown Chicken Tenders."

According to an article titled "Lab-grown chicken strips, made from animal cells, debuted by startup":
"The company estimates it costs under $9,000 to make one pound of the meat, the Journal reported. Memphis Meats expects price should come down in the next several years and let them offer their products publicly in 2021, according to Business Insider."

Attention

Toxic heavy metals in your chocolate?

If you have a sweet tooth, you may have read studies talking about the health benefits associated with eating moderate amounts of chocolate. But our research has found a potential health risk in popular chocolate products that's been flying under the radar - some chocolate contains toxic metals like lead and cadmium.

As You Sow has conducted independent laboratory testing of 70 chocolate products for lead and cadmium. We found that 45 of the 70 chocolate products contain lead and/or cadmium above the safe harbor threshold of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). Based on these results, we have filed notices with 18 manufacturers, including Trader Joe's, Hershey's, Mondelēz, Lindt, Whole Foods, Kroger, Godiva, See's Candies, Mars, Theo Chocolate, Equal Exchange, Ghirardelli, Earth Circle Organics, and more, for failing to provide the legally required warning to consumers that the products contain cadmium or lead, or both.

Palette

The toxic truth about tattoos

© livingtraditionally.com
The tattoo trend started 20 years ago in America and Europe, and it has become a worldwide obsession. Thankfully, I've never gotten a tattoo and after reading this study I am happy I never did. If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, you may not even be aware that there are many health dangers to receiving a tattoo.

The Toxic Truth About Tattoos

Tattoo inks contain a myriad of heavy metals. Red tattoo inks often contain mercury, and tattoos pierce the skin leaving the ink permanently embedded. FDA has not approved any tattoo pigments for injection into the skin. Tattoo parlors are regulated by the state and city, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require manufacturers to release their ink's ingredients; doing so could supposedly give away trade secrets. The lack of regulation is slightly unnerving considering that 36 percent of people ages 18-25 have tattoos, as do 40 percent of those 26-40 years old. That means approximately 45 million Americans have been inked, and one-third of those did so because it makes them feel "sexy."

Many pigments used in tattoo inks are industrial-grade colors suitable for printer ink or automobile paint. The FDA's website warns about tattoo ink possibly causing infections, allergic reactions, keloids (formation of a scar), granulomas (inflammation) and potential complications while receiving MRIs.

The carrier solution used in tattoo inks contains harmful substances such as denatured alcohols, methanol, antifreeze, detergents, formaldehyde and toxic aldehydes

Comment: See also: The Truth About Tattoos: Health Risks, Toxicity and More


Syringe

Rio de Janeiro starts vaccinating against yellow fever after the worst outbreak in decades

© YouTube/euronews (screen capture)
Authorities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have started vaccinating against yellow fever amid the worst outbreak of the disease in decades.

Nearly 140 people have died from the virus in recent months.

Yellow fever is not new to Brazil, but its spread towards major population centres, where it is not normally found, has raised alarm.

Last week the WHO recommended those travelling to rural areas in the states of Rio and Sao Paulo get vaccinated.

"It's a question of security because you don't really know if yellow fever will arrive here in Rio or not and you can see that it has advanced in other places, so it's good to be already immunized against this, because if it arrives, there may not be enough vaccines for everyone," one woman getting vaccinated said.

"I think it is necessary. Life is already very hard and now we face the risk of getting infected. What can you do, with the crisis affecting hospitals," said another man.

More than 400 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed since the outbreak late last year. The surge comes just one year after the Zika virus - another mosquito-borne disease - was declared a world health emergency.