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The Precautionary Principle asks 'How much harm is avoidable?' rather than 'How much harm is acceptable?'

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In 1980, a government scientist discovered that breast milk in the US was so contaminated with DDT, PCBs and other industrial poisons that, if it were cow's milk, it would be subject to ban by the US Food and Drug Administration. After two more decades of failed "chemical regulation," a 2001 study showed that babies everywhere in the world were drinking industrial toxicants in breast milk. Worse, in 2005 a small study of the umbilical cord blood from 10 randomly chosen newborns in the US showed that babies are now coming into this world "pre-polluted" with 200 industrial compounds. (Despite all this bad news, breast feeding is still by far the best way to nourish a baby.)

Perhaps not surprisingly, in the US, children's health is deteriorating. The incidence of childhood cancers has risen 27 percent since 1974. In the 12 years between 1994 and 2006, childhood chronic conditions (asthma, obesity, learning and behavior problems) doubled (from 13 percent of all kids in 1994 to 27 percent in 2006).

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French wine study shows humans can taste fungicides and glyphosate-based herbicides

The results of the first ever study on the ability of humans to recognize the taste of pesticides in wine have been published in the Food and Nutrition Journal.

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and the chef Jérôme Douzelet's study involved 195 blind tests carried out by professionals from the wine and culinary industry.

Firstly, 16 pairs of organic and non-organic wines were produced in 7 French regions. The same varieties of grapes were grown both organically and conventionally on the same soils (in neighboring vineyards), in the same climate and in the same year.


Postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard medical school explains the power of reiki

Below is a clip from an interview we recently conducted with Dr. Natalie Leigh Trent, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she investigates the mind-body practices of yoga and mindfulness for health and wellbeing. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 2006 and her Doctorate in neuroscience from Queen's University in 2012.

In this part of the interview, we discuss the ancient healing art of Reiki, a healing modality that has been practiced and taught around the world for thousands of years. As Dr. Trent shares in the interview, it's a relatively new field of science and medicine that's continually growing, with approximately 80 studies that've been published so far.

Comment: Reiki: Healing with the energy of life


Known Monsanto propagandist, Dr. Miller authored Newsweek hit piece calling organic food a 'scam'

Monsanto, the megalithic corporation responsible for Agent Orange and for inundating the planet with noxious PCBs for years with full knowledge the horrific damage the substances cause to the planet and its inhabitants, finds itself in hot water, again, thanks to a poorly-delivered smear campaign against organic, healthy food - that is, food growing from the ground unassisted by its chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Just as many advocates of untreated food have suspected, Monsanto was caught red-handed disguising its own anti-organic propaganda - dangerously misleading and false information warning of supposed damage wrought to the environment through non-chemical growing methods - as valid scientific opinion pieces in major news outlets whose audience reach comprises millions of readers.

Comment: Mark of the beast: Monsanto behind 'independent' report discrediting the organic industry


Where did medicine go wrong? The strange world of vaccines, pregnancy and children

Something very strange has happened since I studied health, nutrition and holistic health sciences and matriculated in prenatal and infant nutrition. Back then, pregnant mothers were advised to take no medications, not even an aspirin! All medications were to be carefully "vetted" by the female's obstetrician-physician and were to be taken only when absolutely necessary! Vaccines were nowhere near the radar screens of prenatal or neonatal health monitoring or medical services provided. Nor did we see or hear anything about the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its "genetic lineage" except Dr. Leo Kanner's discovery published in 1943, first reported in the medical literature as "Kanner's syndrome"! Where were the "genetic science and data" hiding if ASD supposedly is/was even a somewhat quasi-factual genetic proclivity [1]?

What's happened since and where did medicine go wrong [2], I have to ask?


FDA's regulatory overreach reflects a poor understanding of Homeopathy


Is the FDA acting out of malicious intent or willful ignorance in publishing a new draft guidance on homeopathics which would effectively treat them like pharmaceutical drugs, with similar regulatory requirements?

When FDA announced a "draft guidance" in December 2017 stating its latest intentions regarding the regulation of homeopathic products, it became clear that the agency had paid little attention to the concerns of the homeopathic community of practitioners, consumers, patients, and manufacturers. It turns out that the FDA's public hearing held in 2015-during which numerous representatives of homeopathic interests from across the U.S and around the globe gave overwhelmingly positive testimony as to the safety, efficacy, and unique nature of homeopathic medicines-was just a pretense designed to give the appearance that it was taking the public's concerns into account.


Record flu season causes concerns global pandemic is not far off

China Flu seasons outbreak 2018
As Chinese families were celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 11 1918, almost exactly 100 years ago, the Western World was edging grimly out of the bloodiest world war ever fought. Around 20 million soldiers and civilians were dead.

At that moment no one realised that in a matter of weeks, one of the world's worst global pandemics was about to break out. By the spring of 1919, as the third and final wave of so-called "Spanish Flu" swept across the globe, around a third of the world's population had been infected, and close to 100 million had died.

Since then, by comparison, every threatened pandemic ended up being (in comparison) a damp squib. And in 2018, despite reports worldwide of the worst flu season in decades, no one expects anything like Spanish Flu - which never originated in Spain, just for the record. In an average year, about 5 million people get infected with one flu virus or another, and an average of 10 per cent of these - about 500,000 die. But during our Sars epidemic in 2003, a total of 8,000 people were infected worldwide, and just 775 people died. Look back at mortality data for 2003 and deaths attributed to pneumonia (all Sars deaths were recorded as pneumonia) and there is no blip to give a hint of the panic that swept Hong Kong and the world in the spring of 2003.

Comment: For more on the current worldwide crisis, see: Flu what we know and the many things we don't


Worldwide flu crisis: What we know and the many things we don't

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We are speaking Italian each time we say "influenza."

It's the "influence" of the stars on human beings that causes the sickness, according to Italian folklore from centuries past. Influenza entered the English vocabulary in 1703, when J. Hugger of the University of Edinburgh used the word to describe the flu in a medical thesis. Much more is known today about what actually causes influenza, but the contagious respiratory illness remains an international health threat.

Comment: At least in the case of some viruses, there may be more to the name than we realise:

Currently, flu is widespread across much of the world, including most of Europe, Asia and North America. In particular, the United States is having what Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, calls a "bad year" of flu.

Comment: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Health & Wellness Show: Flu Season: Don't believe the hype


Experts admit in mainstream news that mutations in virus caused by flu shot have worsened the epidemic

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(Note from Erin: Good news! Not only is ABC news linked here, but so is NBC news who explains why the flu shot is "lousy" in their title, (see below) and basically "useless" to those over 65. Wake up America. Countless MDs (including the head of Cleveland Clinic) are calling out the dangerous adjuvants that can injure, harm and even kill you or your family in this dangerous ineffective vaccine.
You may be seeing some false articles written on the fake site that has fallen from grace this past year: Snopes. Sadly they have not done the research we have. You might be familiar with them because of their court battles for allegedly defrauding their own company, for illegal activity at that! I'm not sure if they are attacking us with so much vitriol because we reported on that (along with many mainstream sources), if it's because they need money, or if it's something else (someone even asked me if I had ever dated the guy to deserve all this, uh, no) but their seething hatred for Dr Mercola and me is clear. What we do know is they are pro-Pharma, pro-Big Oil, pro Fracking and anything pro-Business. They don't support the people and had to beg for money this past year on the internet (yes, they were about to get shut down with good reason). You can read about Snopes begging for money publicly in the New York Times. We also realize that Snopes has sent most of our detractors and downright vicious trolls to this article as well. No surprise there.

We talked at length with the editor who interviewed the health department official that gave the quote. They confirmed she did make the surprising statement. (HOWEVER, when Snopes reached out to her, they heard only crickets, "...though our request for comment from Treague has not been returned."1) I am not at liberty to share what their reaction was, but let's just say it was very clear that it was surprising to many. You can see it's reflected in their headline as well, which raised eyebrows. They too received much feedback about this controversial headline, which many PhDs in science and MDs have said they fully support - minus the part about receiving the vaccination regardless of the inefficacy. Thank you in advance. Founder, Erin Elizabeth)

Comment: RFK Jr. has been warning for years that scientific studies have shown that the flu vaccine is not effective either at reducing the flu or reducing flu-related deaths. In fact researchers comparing vaccine rates with influenza-related illness over a 19-year period found that deaths from the flu increased as vaccination rates increased.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Hands off my lady bits! The medical mismanagement of female health

© Tara Jacoby
Did you get your yearly pelvic exam? How about a mammogram? Did you have a natural birth or a c-section? Have you ever woken up from a minor surgery to find your ovaries missing? The world of allopathic medicine is fraught with malpractice and the field of women's health comes with its own set if dangers.

Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show where we'll discuss medically overmanaged childbirths, labiaplasties, hysterectomy and female castration (otherwise known oophorectomy), breast cancer, the mammogram scam and more.

Stay tuned at the end of the show for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic will be pseudo-pregnancy in dogs.

Running Time: 01:09:36

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