MSG -excitotoxins in kids food

“MSG is a cheap flavor enhancer found in almost all commercially prepared food. MSG excites your brain into thinking the food you’re eating tastes really great. The brain over produces dopamine, creating a drug rush that increases a sense of well being. MSG is highly addictiveso it stimulates appetitie and end up overeating. there it destroys brain cells.
MSG is derived from an amino acid, it can be added to foods and labeled ‘natural’ or ‘organic’. It’s very hard to find any canned or packaged soup, dried soup mixes, prepared meals, fast food, junk food, or Chinese food that does not contain MSG. It’s in prepared gravy, salad dressing, seasoning blends and mixes, canned beans, bullion cubes, broths, chili and stews. Stores that cater to the health conscious carry many of these MSG containing items.

Because the food buying public does not want to consume MSG, food processors have gone to extremes to be sure that you don’t know it is in their products, and this has been allowed by the FDA.

MSG listed on the label, because it is disguised. MSG is also called:

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed vegetable protein, textured vegetable protein, hydrolyzed yeast extract, autolyzed yeast extract, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, yeast extract, textured whey protein, natural flavor.

Most processed food for children also contains high levels of MSG, such as canned or packaged spaghetti, alphabet soup and chicken noodle soup, microwavable cups, packaged dinners and much more.

A processed meal can raise the blood level of excitotoxins to a value proven in primates to destroy brain cells. A child’s brain is four times more sensitive to damage by excitotoxins than is the brain of an adult.

http://www.naturalnews.com/024275.html

Use olives for beauty leave sharks in the sea

“Dr. Susan Lark, a popular Internet physician, promotes squalane – an ingredient found in shark liver oil – for its ability to help skin “maintain its moisture and elasticity.” But squalane can be obtained from a much more abundant source: olives.

Deep-sea sharks are some of the most vulnerable sharks in the world. They typically grow slowly, mature late in life and have only a few young during their long lives. As a result, deep-sea shark populations are at extreme risk from exploitation and recover very slowly.

Tell Dr. Lark she ought to leave deep-sea sharks alone. The health – and beauty – of our oceans depends on it.”

Please sign this petition. -Mother Nature
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FTC sues herbal therapy companies

“The Federal Trade Commission charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures and said Thursday that it has reached settlements with six others.

She said the agency, along with the Food and Drug Administration and Canadian authorities, is launching a consumer education campaign warning about bogus claims for cures.

The products the companies marketed include essiac teas and other herbal mixtures, laetrile, black salve — a corrosive ointment — and mushroom extracts.

In addition the agency wants to block reports on trials in other parts of the world, he said, because they might imply a claim

Of the complaints resolved by settlements, she said companies paid restitution ranging from $9,000 to $250,000.

The remaining five complaints of false and deceptive advertising will go before administrative law judges, she said.

Those cases are Omega Supply, San Diego, Calif.; Native Essence Herb Company, El Prado, N.M.; Daniel Chapter One, Portsmouth, R.I.; Gemtronics, Inc., Franklin, N.C., and Herbs for Cancer, Surprise, Ariz.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_he_me/med_bogus_cures;_ylt=Agpz_89moajiJmgxNoGeDRXVJRIF

Selling GMO animal +plants maybe soon

“GMO Super Chicken strutted a step closer to the dinner table. The government will start considering proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as food, a move that could lead to faster-growing fish, cattle that can resist mad cow disease or perhaps heart-healthier eggs laid by a new breed of chickens.

The rules will also apply to drugs and other medical materials from genetically engineered animals, a field with explosive potential.

U.S. supermarkets currently sell no meat from genetically engineered animals. But a Boston-area company called Aqua Bounty Technologies hopes to win approval next year for its faster-growing salmon and make the fish available by 2011. “It tastes just like any other farm-raised salmon,” said vice chairman Elliot Entis, who has sampled it”

Comment: Just because it looks like a chicken and just because it tastes like chicken does not mean the body with be healthy because it has been feed GMO chicken.The effects of GMO meats, plants and other products have not be tested on humans.”

Genetically altered ’super chicken – RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Sep 18, 2008.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080918/ap_on_he_me/super_chicken;_ylt=Apd8eDrvgXtZ_qMmU0ql6fzVJRIF

"The Mother's Act" -Big Pharm is at it again!

“Big Pharma is pushing hard for passage of The Mothers Act, a bill that would require all pregnant women to be “screened” for depression and then drugged with patented antidepressant drugs. The bill is being reintroduced by Sen. Harry Reid, who is reportedly attempting to include it in a legislative package called the “Coburn Omnibus Bill.”

Antidepressants are linked to violent thoughts and suicidal behavior in expectant mothers and new moms. Rather than treating the root cause of maternal depression — nutritional deficiencies — the medical industry wants to put expectant mothers on dangerous psychotropic drugs that may impact the health of their newborns.

NaturalNews interviewed one mother who, after being forcefully put on antidepressant drugs, began to hallucinate murdering her newborn. When she sought help at the local hospital, they doubled her dose of SSRIs and had her arrested and held against her will. Later, once she realized the drugs were causing her violent thoughts, she stopped taking the drugs and her violent hallucinations vanished within days.

This woman, Amy Philo, founded UNITE (www.UniteForLife.org) and is organizing grassroots opposition to The Mothers Act in order to protect women (and their children) from mandatory medications with psych drugs.
Contact your Senators in Washington  and voice their opposition to The Mothers Act.

To learn more about this issue, watch this YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUiszFyIby4

Also, visit Amy Philo’s website at www.UniteForLife.org

Also consider printing and signing the following letter, then faxing it (or mailing it) to your Senator:

Letter of opposition to the Mothers Act

DON’T LET THE 110th CONGRESS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASING ANTIDEPRESSANT-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AND INFANT DEATHS.

DO NOT PASS THE MOTHERS ACT AS PART OF AN OMNIBUS PACKAGE.

The MOTHERS Act is a highly controversial bill, considering the growing public awareness that antidepressants have serious and even deadly side effects. This bill, if passed, will assuredly increase the number of pregnant women and new mothers being put on antidepressant drugs. There are already too many pregnant women being put on antidepressants evidenced by the FDA’s adverse reaction reports (MedWatch) listed below. This bill will assuredly increase the number of pregnant women and new mothers being prescribed antidepressants documented by the U.S. FDA to cause suicidal ideation, mania, worsening depression and birth defects. FDA’s MedWatch System (Adverse Drug Reactions) Already Has Overwhelming Evidence of Spontaneous Abortions, Premature Babies and Birth Defects from SSRI Antidepressants:

Doctors, other health care providers, pharmacists, lawyers and consumers filed the following adverse drug reaction reports with the FDA’s MedWatch system during 2004-2007 concerning pregnant women taking antidepressants (the most common and recommended treatment for women diagnosed with postpartum depression). In all the reports below, antidepressants were cited as the primary suspected drug to have caused the adverse reaction in pregnant women:

145 spontaneous abortions
150 premature babies
208 babies born with heart disease
218 babies born with defects

The FDA states that only 1-10% of side effects are even reported to their MedWatch database. Using a median range of 5% being reported, the actual number of pregnant women experiencing adverse reactions to antidepressant drugs is estimated as follows:

2,900 spontaneous abortions
3,000 premature births
4,160 babies born with heart disease
4,360 babies born with birth defects

The “Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act,” also known as “The MOTHERS Act” was named after Melanie Stokes, a new mother who was subjected to a cocktail of psychiatric drugs and electroshock after being diagnosed with post-partum depression. It was only after she had been administered drugs documented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cause suicidal ideation that she committed suicide.

Do not allow the pharmaceutical interests to put new mothers and their unborn children at risk.

Do not pass the MOTHERS Act.

Signed

___________________________

Printed Name:

___________________________

Address & Phone Number

___________________________

http://www.naturalnews.com/024254.htm
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Kids at risk from fire retardant materials

Keeping Fire Retardants Out of Your Kids

“We just finished the first investigation of toxic fire retardants (called Deca) in parents and their children, and we found toddlers had 3 times the levels of Deca in their blood as their mothers.
That means young children in the U.S. bear the heaviest burden of flame retardant pollution in the world. Deca is a neurological and hormone distrupter, and children are more susceptible to its effects than adults.
What’s a parent to do?  Take these steps to protect your family:
1 Inspect foam items and replace any with ripped covers or misshapen/breaking-down foam
2 Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter
3 Don’t reupholster foam furniture in homes where children or pregnant women live.”

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Miracles in your life-you can do it too!

Love + prayer power + docs + determination saved young woman
Woman Survives 12 pound heart tumor that exploded producing live threatening blood clots

At Cleveland Clinic 32-year-old Marianne Cook’s life was perilous. The damage to her legs from the lack of blood was obvious. “It was pretty much as bad as I have ever seen, ” said Dr. Sean Lyden, a vascular surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. “Her legs looked mottled and purplish, and it really looked like she was going to lose her legs.” The physicians would try their best to help her to save her, but they didn’t hold out much hope.

A scheduled emergency surgery, a usual one-hour operation ended up taking eight hours. The clots in her brain were too numerous and difficult to remove safely. Doctors could only hope that her brain could recover enough functioning with help of the undamaged sections of the brain.

Then more support help arrives.

The doctors could do no more. While in intensive care, the strain on her family was too much, her 64-year-old father, Stanley Cook, died of a heart attack in his sleep.

In spite of the overwhelming multiple tragedyies, “her family waited by her bedside and prayed. “We believe in the power of prayer,” her mother said. And there was a lot of it. Her mother called the “prayer team” at her church. From there one person called another. Word, and prayers, were relayed from church to church, state to state. Within days “we had people across the country praying for her,” said Wilma.

For a week, there was no change, Marianne remained paralyzed on her right side. “Then, eight days later, Marianne started to move a toe. A few days later, a foot. The paralysis was slowly fading. The recovery had begun.

Just after Christmas, Marianne was released to a nursing home. Therapists predicted it would take a year before she was ready to go home. They, too, had underestimated Marianne and all her support help. Less than three months after her collapse, Marianne arrived home — walking and talking, and ever so grateful.

Marianne lost vision in one eye and part of one toe from the lack of circulation. But her prognosis is good. She and her family say they don’t know much about miracles. But this, they say, certainly comes close. Her doctors approach it much the same way.

“I cannot remember ever seeing someone with so many strokes and so many problems before surgery walking out of the hospital,” said Dr. Gillinov.”

For more Medicine on the Cutting Edge stories by John McKenzie, click here.
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/MedicineCuttingEdge/

New Born Angel speeds dad’s recovery

“John Seville, a 41-year-old New Jersey police officer, was working in his garden three months ago when his legs felt cold and his vision became severely impaired.

“At that particular point in time, he’s dead,” said Dr. James Slater, one of Seville’s doctors. “The question is: Is he going to remain dead? … After a 51?2-hour operation repaired Seville’s aorta. But many of his organs were failing, including his brain. A CT scan revealed areas of his brain with extensive damage. Three days after the surgery, Seville entered a minimally conscious state, paralyzed on his left side and showing few signs of progress. Connie Seville, John’s wife, who was 40 weeks pregnant with their second child, stood by John’s side.

While her husband was fighting for his life, Connie went into labor and gave birth to Levi Seville, a baby boy within hours of Levi’s birth, Connie thought this baby might hold the key to her healing her husband.”

An angel to the rescue.

“The nursery brought the baby down with Connie and held him up to John’s face,” said Vicky Dunn, John’s nurse at the hospital. “And John just cracked the biggest smile on his face. The unit got quiet, and then you just heard people crying. It was a beautiful sight.”

Sight of New Son Returns Dad to Life
Seville Family’s Love Revives Father’s Wounded Heart

– JOHN MCKENZIE July 9, 2008

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/MedicineCuttingEdge/


Exploding tumor

Love + prayer power + docs + determination save young woman


Woman Survives 12 pound heart tumor that exploded producing live threatening blood clots

At Cleveland Clinic 32-year-old Marianne Cook’s life was perilous. The damage to her legs from the lack of blood was obvious. “It was pretty much as bad as I have ever seen, ” said Dr. Sean Lyden, a vascular surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. “Her legs looked mottled and purplish, and it really looked like she was going to lose her legs.” The physicians would try their best to help her to save her, but they didn’t hold out much hope.

A scheduled emergency surgery, a usual one-hour operation ended up taking eight hours. The clots in her brain were too numerous and difficult to remove safely. Doctors could only hope that her brain could recover enough functioning with help of the undamaged sections of the brain.

Then more support help arrives.

The doctors could do no more. While in intensive care, the strain on her family was too much, her 64-year-old father, Stanley Cook, died of a heart attack in his sleep.

In spite of the overwhelming multiple tragedyies, “her family waited by her bedside and prayed. “We believe in the power of prayer,” her mother said. And there was a lot of it. Her mother called the “prayer team” at her church. From there one person called another. Word, and prayers, were relayed from church to church, state to state. Within days “we had people across the country praying for her,” said Wilma.

For a week, there was no change, Marianne remained paralyzed on her right side. “Then, eight days later, Marianne started to move a toe. A few days later, a foot. The paralysis was slowly fading. The recovery had begun.

Just after Christmas, Marianne was released to a nursing home. Therapists predicted it would take a year before she was ready to go home. They, too, had underestimated Marianne and all her support help. Less than three months after her collapse, Marianne arrived home — walking and talking, and ever so grateful.

Marianne lost vision in one eye and part of one toe from the lack of circulation. But her prognosis is good. She and her family say they don’t know much about miracles. But this, they say, certainly comes close. Her doctors approach it much the same way.

“I cannot remember ever seeing someone with so many strokes and so many problems before surgery walking out of the hospital,” said Dr. Gillinov.”

For more Medicine on the Cutting Edge stories by John McKenzie, click here.
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/MedicineCuttingEdge/

Almond growers to sue USDA

(NaturalNews) “After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA’s bizarre ’07 decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA in an attempt to repeal the requirements that all almonds grown in California be fumigated or pasteurized. (Virtually all almonds sold in the United States are grown in California.) Organic almond growers in California have been economically devastated by the mandatory fumigation of almonds.

USDA rules don’t apply to almonds being imported from other countries, however, the industry has seen a huge shift away from U.S. growers and towards almond growers in Spain and other countries. Some American almond farmers have even called the USDA’s decision “a plan to destroy the U.S. almond industry and put small organic farmers out of business.”

The USDA’s plot to deceive consumers over “raw”
The mandatory almond fumigation requirement is seen by health-conscious consumers as not merely bizarre, but downright fraudulent. That’s because the USDA’s regulations allow fumigated and pasteurized almonds to be labeled “raw,” thereby intentionally deceiving the consuming public and instantly destroying consumer trust in the labeling of all almonds.

By any honest measure, the people making these decisions at the USDA can only be described as either idiotic or criminal. To enforce regulations requiring the intentional mislabeling of raw food seems more like the actions of a criminal racket than a government agency. While online pharmacies selling mislabeled pharmaceuticals are routinely raided and shut down by U.S. authorities, when the government itself engages in similar deceptions, it declares itself above the law and immune to prosecution.

This lawsuit by U.S. almonds growers aims to overturn the USDA’s deception. These fraudulent actions on the part of the USDA have generated an enormous amount of criticism from the raw food community, whose members depend on almonds to make raw almond milk, raw almond “burgers” and other raw foods preparations. As leaders of the raw foods movement rightly insist, fumigating or pasteurizing nuts destroys as much as 90 percent of their original nutritional value, altering proteins and destroying disease-fighting phytonutrients. The USDA, however, remains remarkably illiterate on this topic, have never made a single statement acknowledging any qualitative difference between cooked foods and raw foods.

Is the USDA actually trying to destroy consumer health?
As the editor of NaturalNews.com, I find the USDA’s ignorance on fundamental matters of nutrition to be nothing short of astonishing. As it is the U.S. government department responsible for much of the food supply, it should be on the leading edge of nutritional knowledge, not stuck in the 1950’s, before scientists knew about plant enzymes and disease-fighting phytochemicals that are easily destroyed by heat or chemicals.

Notably, the USDA has also supported the FDA’s plot to irradiate the U.S. food supply while intentionally misleading consumers over the fact that their foods have been irradiated. See my article, “FDA Plots to Mislead Consumers Over Irradiated Foods” at http://www.naturalnews.com/023956.html

My only explanation for the USDA’s insistence that the U.S. food supply should be fumigated, irradiated and cooked to the point of nutrient destruction is that the USDA is pursuing a campaign of intentional nutrient depletion for the U.S. population. With Big Pharma now deciding key regulatory decisions of the U.S. government, the USDA’s actions seemed designed to create a nation of health degenerates who will demand unprecedented levels of pharmaceutical “treatments” that enrich the drug companies.

If that sounds a little too conspiratorial, rest assured that U.S. corporations engage in conspiracies all the time: Conspiracies to hide negative drug studies, conspiracies to influence the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid to avoid saying things like “eat less meat,” and conspiracies to ensnare consumers in an endless cycle of consumption, disease and debt.

In fact, most of what happens between government and private industry today is founded on conspiracy — which simply means two people sitting in a room, plotting how to bilk consumers for the most profits.

Whether the USDA is openly conspiring to destroy the U.S. food supply — or is merely run by bumbling idiots who are nutritionally illiterate — is debatable. But the results of its actions are not. By destroying the healing qualities of fresh produce and nuts, the USDA is denying consumers access to the very plant-based nutrients that are just barely keeping people from developing full-blown cancer, diabetes and other serious medical conditions. As more and more fresh foods are destroyed by USDA regulations, our population will spiral downward into a state of degenerative disease and misery.

Why the USDA is more dangerous than terrorists
In doing so, the USDA will have accomplished what all the terrorists in the world could not do: Destroying the U.S. food supply and leaving its population to rot.

…No nation that destroys the nutritive value of its food supply has any real future. If such policies are allowed to continue, you can kiss the United States of America goodbye. It will never survive the disease, death and financial bankruptcy that’s sure to follow such assaults on its food supply.

That’s why this lawsuit by California almond growers is so important: It may allow us to free almonds from the destructive designs of the USDA, restoring the integrity of this important source of nutrients.

http://www.naturalnews.com/024132.htm

Pesticides and children's obesity

“Exposure to pesticides in utero can double a child’s chances of becoming obese, a new Spanish study has concluded. The study, published in the journal Acta Paediatrica, measured the level of the internationally banned (yet still freakishly persistent) pesticide hexachlorobenzene in the umbilical cords of over 400 children born on the Spanish island of Menorca. It found that the kids with the highest levels of HCB before birth were twice as likely to be obese at age six and a half. Previous studies have linked bisphenol A exposure to obesity in animals, and other studies have linked phthalates to obesity in adult men; the Spanish study honed in on the effects of HCB in young and unborn humans. “This is very important. It is the first good study of the effects on the fetus,” said Pete Myers, a scientist at Environmental Health Sciences in the U.S. “Its conclusions are not surprising, given what we know from the animal experiments, but it firmly links such chemicals to the biggest challenge facing public health today.”
sources: Grist: The parallels between accepting obesity and ignoring global warming
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