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After 20 Years, Nearly Everyone Still Wants GM Food to be Labeled

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At this MSNBC poll, over 40,000 people have voted strongly in favor of labeling genetically modified foods: 96% of all respondents.

But, a review of several polls going back to 1994 reveals that the numbers have always been high - the vast majority of people have always wanted GM labels. That biotech foods have remained unlabeled for nearly 20 years in the US reveals a deliberate and willful refusal by regulatory agencies to serve the will of the people, instead opting to abet industry profits through public deception.

The 96% rating from MSNBC's casual survey does represent a jump from a scientific poll conducted in 2003 by University of Maine and The Ohio State University (and partly funded by the US Dept. of Agriculture), where 85% of respondents said they wanted GM foods labeled. Researchers also noted:
"Polls have emphasized that a majority of consumers in the United States (US) desire GMFs to be labeled (Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, 2001), and legislation has been entered at both the federal and state levels. For example, HR 3377 and S 2080 - the "Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Acts" - were introduced into the US House of Representatives and Senate, respectively. In addition, at least seven states have debated labeling and marketing requirements for GM foods (Pollack, 2001). Further, the current lack of harmonization of policies across countries also makes GM food labeling an international trade issue."


Time to End the Insane Practice of Lacing Chicken Feed with Arsenic

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Chicken houses along the Pocomoke River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay.
As a jaded observer of the meat industry, even I'm flummoxed by this fact: It's standard practice on factory chicken farms to dose those unfortunate birds with arsenic. The idea is that it makes them grow faster - fast growth being the supreme goal of factory animal farming - and helps control a common intestinal disease called coccidiosis.

The industry emphasizes that the arsenic is applied in organic form, which isn't immediately toxic. "Organic" in the chemistry sense, that is, not the agricultural sense - i.e., molecules containing carbon atoms as well as arsenic. Trouble is, arsenic shifts from organic to inorganic rather easily. Indeed, "arsenic in poultry manure is rapidly converted into an inorganic form that is highly water soluble and capable of moving into surface and ground water," write Keeve E. Nachman and Robert S. Lawrence of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.


Can Turmeric Slow Down the Spread of Breast Cancer?

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What drives the spread of Breast Cancer?

Recent studies from the University of California, San Diego, published in the British Journal, NATURE, have discovered a molecule called RANKL, found in aggressive breast cancer cells that predicts more deadly, lethal and life threatening disease. The findings from these recent studies suggests that drugs that block RANKL may be effective in preventing both the early stages of breast cancer and the advanced progression of the disease. Research has also shown that Curcumin, the active ingredient in the common spice, Turmeric, has properties that also reduce the expression of these deadly molecules within cancer cells and can potentially slow the spread of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer is not one disease. There are actually many breast cancers. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the tumor cells in her body must be analyzed in order to understand the nature of her unique disease. Some cancer cells are more aggressive and fast growing. Some cancer cells are sleepy, slow growing and less dangerous.

Comment: For more information on the many health benefits of tumeric read the following articles:

Tumeric Health Benefits
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Curcumin and Black Pepper Combine to Stop Breast Cancer Tumor Cells
Turmeric is the Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory Super Spice
Curry spice 'kills cancer cells'
India's 'holy powder' Finally Reveals It's Centuries-Old Secret
Curry cures? University researchers uncover truth behind natural remedies


Life without a sense of smell

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Caffe diesel ... coffee tastes very different without its aroma.
Eighteen months ago, my sense of smell largely deserted me. With it went some of my sense of taste, leaving me with a much reduced palate and a narrow range of alien flavours.

Chocolate tastes fake (like the diabetic version), and steak tastes much like lamb. Baked bread has precious little aroma, and coffee seems to me like diesel fumes. Even diesel fumes don't smell like they used to either.

I don't know why, and I have no idea whether my sense of smell will ever be restored.

Let me not overstate this. Losing a normal sense of smell and taste is a trivial matter compared to most chronic health conditions. Is it on a par with impaired sight, hearing, or even touch? Not even close.

And yet... smells and tastes are such a part of everyday life, that when they fade, a little of life's everyday enjoyment fades too.

''Smell is the backdrop to every waking minute of your life,'' said Professor Tim Jacob, a leading expert on loss of smell, or anosmia as doctors call it. ''It is part of the experience of life, even of one's friends and family.''


How Our Bodies Keep Time

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A person's internal body clock lies in the brain's hypothalamus and is called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN).
Even when we're not at work, we're on the clock - our biological clock, that is.

A system of biological clocks controls the daily, or circadian, rhythms of the body. These roughly 24-hour cycles of physical, mental and behavioral changes are found in most organisms, from humans to fruit flies, plants and even tiny microbes. Circadian rhythms determine sleep patterns, contribute to jet lag and are responsible for the groggy feeling you may experience after "springing ahead" for daylight saving time this coming weekend. Research supported by the National Institutes of Health has shown that circadian rhythms also influence hormone production, hunger, cell regeneration and body temperature and are associated with obesity, depression and seasonal affective disorder.

Comment: For information stressing the importance of a completely dark sleep environment and its benefits, see Good Old Melatonin - Making News Again, which covers the book Lights Out by T. S. Wiley.


Diabesity Epidemic Part II: Why Conventional Medicine Makes It Worse

If you are diabetic, overweight, or suffer from insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, or any of the other conditions conventional medicine associates with "elevated blood sugar," I want to share a startling new discovery with you: Lowering your blood sugar may increase your risk of death.

These are the findings from an extraordinary new study that was recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, and in this blog, the second in my three-part series on diabesity, I am going to tell you all about that study and its profound implications for the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and other related conditions.

In the last blog you were introduced to the concept of diabesity
, and learned that conventional treatments typically don't work to treat it. Today we'll see WHY those treatments don't work and look at the REAL way to treat the problem. Let's start with one of the most fascinating medical studies published in recent times ...

The ACCORD Study: Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Diabesity

In 2008, an extraordinary study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It is called the ACCORD study (i), and it is one of the most profound pieces of literature that exists regarding why conventional treatments for diabetes simply do not work.

In the study 10,000 patients with diabetes were designated to receive intensive or regular therapy to lower blood sugar. These patients were monitored and their risks of heart attack, stroke, and death were evaluated. The patients who had their blood sugar lowered the most had a higher risk of death.

Comment: For more information, please see The Diabesity Epidemic Treating The Real Causes Instead of the Symptoms.


MMS: Miracle Mineral Solution or Trojan Horse? Your Body and DNA Decide

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This article was first published in The Dot Connector Magazine, a new Sott.net publication.

The Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is marketed feverishly as a miraculous alternative treatment for AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, herpes, tuberculosis, cancer and many more of mankind's most feared diseases. The truth is that MMS is a dangerous poison, and as such it has no business whatsoever in the alternative health arena.

Many people do not know that MMS is essentially bleach. It's very effective for killing bacteria in toilets, but you certainly shouldn't be swallowing it. The active ingredient in MMS is not a mineral, but chlorine dioxide (oxygenated chlorine), which is formed from the chemical combination of sodium chlorite and acetic acid (vinegar) or citric acid. MMS as a poison does kill intrusive germs in your body, but it would be naïve to believe it to be carefully selective in what it kills and destroys, or to think that the damage done has only limited consequences. It is shocking that MMS is recommended so widely, that it is recommended to already weakened individuals AND that it is recommended for long-term use. In truth, the potential long-term and dangerous side effects of regular MMS use should give anyone the shivers.

Comment: Yesterday we received the following e-mail:
Name: Jim Humble
To: Gabriela Segura, MD

I just read your article MMS:Miracle or Trojan Horse. As you probably know I am the one that discovered MMS. I discovered it 14 years ago and among many things up to this time last year more than 5 million people had downloaded my free MMS book. Mant [sic] more by now.

I am 78 years old, and I have treated over 5000 people personally by handing them the MMS solution in person in Africa and countries not in Africa. I have seen more people get well from incurable diseases than any other person. Counting the people of Africa and Europe and around more than 200,000 lives have been saved so far.

There are no deaths reported except two that have no evidence to support the statements except those who want something bad to show. As a doctor and a member of your religion I expect you to take a little closer look.

I would be happy to open a friendly dialogue with you. I do not want to open a dialog where there is sarcasm and hate. Let me introduce myself to you again, I am Bishop James V Humble concecrated [sic] into the lineage of Bishop leading back to Jesus Christ at Antioch when he gave the command, "go ye into the world and Heal the sick." As a Bishop I am expected to form a church which I have. The Genesis 2 Church of Health and Healing. That is what we do. We do healing. We do healing free at no cost and support the church on donations. We do not teach religious truths, but rather leave that up to other churches while we concentrate on healing the sick. Our Ministers, of course, do the same.

I hope that you will take a fresh look with me at MMS as your article will result in many people who could be healed to continue to suffer. I would not be fair to them and I believe that you would not do that unless there is some other agenda. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.

Bishop Jim Humble
Those who use MMS and MMS2 and find it has no side effects at all should understand that a sub-clinical dose of a poison acts cumulatively. Of particular interest is the clinically shown evidence that this substance can damage DNA and damaged DNA can manifest as any one (or more) of a host of conditions including cancer. That is to say, long term damage can manifest after a delay with either short or long-term use depending on the genetic predisposition of the individual.

What SOTT wants from Jim Humble is certifiable proof of his claims. At the very least, we want witness testimonies from individuals who can be contacted, who have something to lose by lying, not just an anonymous Greek chorus. We also want Jim Humble's bona fides. He says he is a chemist, well, let us see his verifiable CV.

As for Mr. Humble's claims of being a Bishop, you can read all about that and more here: Down the Rabbit Hole - The Assassination of JFK, Bishop Jim Humble And The Nexus Conference


Magical Mineral Supplement (MMS)

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The truth is that MMS is a dangerous poison, and as such it has no business whatsoever in the alternative health arena.

~ Dr. Gabriela Segura
Magical or not it's sometimes called Miracle Mineral Supplement or the master mineral supplement. No matter what it's called one does have to be careful when using a substance like MMS. And whether its main proponent Jim Humble is going out of his mind or not we have to be clear about what this substance can do safely and what it cannot. I say out of his mind for now he has invented, out of the pocket of his imagination, the new profession titled "Doctor of MMS", which anyone can become. "Americans can afford the training of less than two weeks, or buy the new book, The Master Mineral of the Third Millennium. In an email he recently said, "We thought you might like to see the difference in a MMS doctor and a Medical doctor."

As Jim has become increasingly embarrassing to the health field I have personally eaten some of my words on the value of this chlorine-type of substance as I have been carefully experimenting with it on myself. In fact, if the truth be known, I am finding out there may be some possible benefits to it but would never take this supplement orally for anything since there are so many better and safer ways to accomplish what Humble claims MMS can do.

Comment: Is the Mainstream Media Helping or Hindering? MMS on The One Show

The Debate between HealthWyze.org and Jim Humble about whether M.M.S. is a Fraud

Jim Humble, Nexus Magazine and The MMS Mafia

Bleachgate: How boy's campaign against Miracle Mineral Solution went worldwide

Down the Rabbit Hole - The Assassination of JFK, Bishop Jim Humble And The Nexus Conference

Snake Oil Humbles Nexus Conference


Is There a Cure for Autoimmune Disease?

Isabel, a cute 10-year old girl from Texas who loved riding horses, walked into my office a year and a half ago with one of the most severe cases of autoimmune disease I had ever seen. Her face was swollen, her skin was inflamed, her joints were swollen, her immune system was attacking her entire body - her muscles, her skin, her joints, her blood vessels, her liver, and her white and red blood cells. Isabel couldn't squeeze her hand or make a fist. The tips of her fingers and toes were always cold from Raynaud's disease that inflammed her blood vessels. She was tired and miserable and was losing her hair. Isabel was on elephant doses of intravenous steroids every three weeks just to keep her alive, and she was taking prednisone, aspirin, acid blockers, and methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug used to shut down the immune system daily.

Despite these megadoses of medication she still wasn't getting any better, and her lab tests were still abnormal. Her doctors wanted to add another powerful immune suppressing drug (a TNF alpha blocker) to the regimen of medication she was already taking. This drug increases the risk of cancer and death from overwhelming infection, because it prevents the immune system from fighting infections normally. The inflammation slows down thus the autoimmune symptoms may abate, but you are risk for cancer and infection. Unwilling to accept this as the only course of treatment, they came to see me.

Two months after I first saw Isabel and discovered and treated the underlying causes of her inflammation - after, as she says she, "stopped eating gluten, dairy, and sugar and took some supplements" she was symptom free. In less than a year, she was completely healthy, her blood tests were normal, and she was off all her medication.


US: Not Getting Enough Sleep? Turn Off the Technology

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Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing Americans dearly -- in lack of sleep.

The national penchant for watching television every evening before going to sleep, playing video games late into the night or checking emails and text messages before turning off the lights could be interfering with the nation's sleep habits.

"Unfortunately, cell phones and computers, which make our lives more productive and enjoyable, may be abused to the point that they contribute to getting less sleep at night leaving millions of Americans functioning poorly the next day," Russell Rosenberg, the vice chairman of the Washington DC-based National Sleep Foundation (NSF), said in a statement.

Nearly 95 percent of people questioned in an NSF study said they used some type of electronics in the hour before going to bed, and about two-thirds admitted they do not get enough sleep during the week.

Charles Czeisler, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said exposure to artificial light before going to bed can increase alertness and suppress the release of melatonin, a sleep-promoting hormone.

"Technology has invaded the bedroom," Czeisler explained in an interview. "Invasion of such alerting technologies into the bedroom may contribute to the high proportion of respondents who reported they routinely get less sleep than they need."