“When will we demand protection- cell phone radiation?”

“Does radiation from cellphone towers cause cancer?Yes, said the Kasliwals, two of who have been diagnosed with brain cancer after three towers were installed next to their upscale C-scheme neighborhood in Jaipur.Since then, illnesses, both minor and major, have become a part of their lives and the lives of the 50 other families in their neighborhood”1

Do we care or must we continue to ignore and share our hazards of cell phone/cell tower radiation with all living things on the planet?

This flagrant blindness will literally kill millions of life forms unless we wake up and find alternatives or solve the EMF challenge that all electrical devices ig and small pose to our way of life.

1. in.news.yahoo.com/mobile-phone-tower-radiation\

2. thehindu.com

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

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
http://webmail.aol.com/38575/aol/en-us/Lite/MsgRead.aspx?folder=Inbox&uid=1.23690103&seq=24&searchIn=none&searchQuery=&start=0

Organic school lunch program

Local, Organic and Sustainable?    Why an Organic County?

“The Marin Organic School Lunch and Gleaning Program is helping to transform the school lunch choices for our kids by offering a combination of purchased and gleaned foods from Marin Organic farms to participating schools throughout the county. “Gleaned” food is produce which would otherwise be left in the fields because it doesn’t meet the strict aesthetic requirements of restaurants and retail markets. This can account for up to 20% of what is grown, and throughout the year may include potatoes, squashes, spinach, leeks, beets, carrots, arugula, lettuces, meats, eggs, yogurt, ice cream and more!

So far, 90,000 pounds of local, certified organic products have been gleaned and delivered to participating schools, camps, and under served communities throughout Marin, offsetting their costs and therefore allowing them to serve local and organic options while staying within their limited budgets.

Each week the program enables 12,000 children to eat

organic foods grown from Marin soils.

All Marin Organic foods are certified organic, from farms within a 15 mile radius, and delivered from farms to schools often on the same day and always within 24 hours. Now that’s local! Marin Organic acts as the liaison between farmers and schools, as the fiscal sponsor, as well as the distributor. An updated product availability list is sent to participating schools on Thursday mornings, orders are received by Friday afternoons, and all foods are delivered to schools and community centers with our biodiesel-powered truck on Tuesdays.

For a visual on this exciting program, please watch our short video at www.marinorganic.tv. If you are a school or community center and would like to participate in this exciting program, please contact Program Manager Scott Davidson at 415.663.9667 or scott@marinorganic.org.”
http://www.marinorganic.org/organic_school_lunch.php

Vegetarian Rehab. Centers

Top five most vegetarian-friendly rehab centers with yummy food as rated by PETA.
The Meadows (Arizona): All about fresh, organic root veggies, tofu, veggie burgers, and vegetarian casseroles, this desert oasis has helped the likes of Kate Moss, Eric Benet, Mike Tyson, Elle McPherson, Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, Paul Gascoigne, Ron Wood, Kerry Katona, Michael Barrymore, and Whitney Houston.

Hazelden (Minnesota): Hazelden offers Gardenburgers, veggie chili, veggie riblets, vegetable egg rolls, and sautéed vegetable sandwiches. Calvin Klein and Aaron Sorkin are two of the famous faces who have stayed at this ultra-famous facility.

Passages (California): Daily vegetarian and vegan soups and salads, vegetables, fresh fruit, squeezed juice, hummus, tabouleh, pasta primavera, vegetarian lasagne, wild mushroom pasta, vegetarian tacos and burritos, and veggie burgers are just a few of the menu must-haves at Passages, which has catered to Mel Gibson, among other stars.
Cottonwood de Tucson (Arizona): Baked rigatoni with spinach, wasabi mashed potatoes with snap peas, veggie pizza, veggie fried rice with spring rolls, portobello mushrooms stuffed with polenta, vegetable tostadas, green corn tostadas, and a daily salad bar are just some of the many vegetarian options that this favorite facility for rockers in recovery have offered to residents like Ron Wood, Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, and Robbie Williams.
Caron Foundation (Pennsylvania): Offering five-star eating for stars including Liza Minnelli, Steven Tyler, and Miss USA Tara Conner, the Carol Foundation is a vegan’s paradise. Daily vegetarian options include vegetable pot pies, black-bean patties with pineapple chutney, veggie dogs with vegetarian chili, veggie pita sandwiches, roasted vegetables and tofu bakes, seven-vegetable orzo also a HUGE salad bar, and soy milk, rice milk, and soy cheese are available upon request.
Amy Elizabeth
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/09/03/peta-names-top-five-most-vegetarian-friendly-rehab-centers/

GERD Aids

When acid comes up from your stomach into your throat it may cause the burning. It often happens in response to an emotional crisis or after eating.

What happens physically?

At the top of your stomach is a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which normally opens and closes properly to allow food to enter the stomach. It also prevents the acid in your stomach from backing up into your esophagus and helps keep food out of the lungs.

If acid leaks (refluxes) into the esophagus, it can cause

1. burning

2. iregurgitation into the lungs, causing a cough or wheezing.

3. a sore throat. If acid reaches the mouth, it can dissolve the enamel of the teeth.

Millions of people have the disease and suffer from the pain of heartburn every day.
How can this be handled?
1 Look for foods or food combinations that may be triggering the digestive upset.
Suggestion: Keep a food diary for two weeks and record all food and drink ingested and the time it was taken.
2. Are you getting too fast or not chewing your food to a pulp?
Suggestion: Time how long or the number of times you need to chew a bit of food to turn it to liquid in your mouth before swallowing it.
3. Eat small, frequent meals.
4. Are you eating to close to bedtime? Eat lightly.

If you are eating meats or complex proteins within 3 hours of retiring, your food will ferment (rot) in your stomach and cause indigestion and poor sleep.
5. Are you getting this burning at certain times of the day or night?
6. Are you staying up too late and not getting enough quality deep sleep to allow your digestive system to completely relax at night? From 11PM to 11 AM all your digestive organs actively try to balance their energy.
7. Have you checked the side effects of your medicines or supplements to see if they are in some way upsetting your system?
Discuss any medications you are taking with your doctor.

To decrease GERD naturally, doing the following may help:

  • Wear loose natural clothing that breathes. Constriction can cause discomfort to an all ready bloated digestive system
  • Maintain a healthy weight through proper food intake, exercise and deep breathing daily.
  • Do not lie down flat on your back after eating simply reclines on an angle.
  • When you go to sleep at night lie on an angle or on your left die if that is comfortable to ease stress on your esophageal tissues
  • Check with your homeopathic practitioner from constitutional remedies to help GERD -Sul., Puls.,Staph,Sil,Ars.,Bry to name a few.
  • The following is a list of other herbs and supplements that have been used for relief of digestive upset.
  • Avoid fried foods, red meat, coffee, hot peppers like cinnamon, chile, red meat, peppers, mustard, alcohol, citrus, plums and tobacco.
  • These foods and supplements and herbs can help heal the inflamed tissues (if the person is not sensitive to them.)

Moist watery foods like watery soups, gruel of oats, barley or rice,

honey, water, banana, avocado, tofu, soy milk, soured milk or yogurt,        goats milk products, spinach, cucumber, cabbage, potato, seaweed, chlorophyll rich foods
Herbs: slippery elm, marshmellow, red raspberry and flax tea,

chamomile tea if the person is not allergic to ragweed,

Aloe vera avoid if pregnant or have a history of kidney problems

Probiotics good digestive enzyme complex,

DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice unless you have high blood pressure,
garlic, tumeric,
L-glutamine,
DiGize from Young Living Essential Oils – Massage a drop or two topically on. stomach to soothe digestive problems
**Always seek medical advice if the burning persists.

Integrative medicine assessment part 1

Integrative Case Taking & Assessment – Step by Step

Your integrative assessment of a new client (or child,
or anyone you wish to understand better).

Overview

When should the assessment begin?

It begins at the first energetic interchange as soon as you see them the first time and every time you have any exchange with the person.

What do I look for when I first greet a client?

Look for the HOWS

How the person enters the room.
How they interact with the companion.
How they dress.
How they greet you.
How do they describe their problems?
Quality of patient history.
Ability to describe the presenting problems or symptoms.
Duration of symptoms and description.
Which emotional/pain body are they telling their story from?

The mind directs body's energy flow

Where Our Mind Goes, So Goes Our Energy.

Relax – Feel Good. The communication between mind and body is a relationship worth cultivating.

Our mind can help calm and relax us, or it can encourage the flow of the body’s energy toward illness and death.

Relax – Feel good – Take the stress out and decrease illness and weight.

Stress taxes the nervous system and increases stress hormones: adrenaline, cortisol and other stress-related hormones. Long-held negative emotions: grief, anger, sense of neglect, abandonment and worry can make a person sick physically and emotionally.

Where Our Mind Goes, So Goes Our Energy.

Our mind can help our healing and relax us, or it can seed our path to illness and death.

Let us try this exercise to discover the power of the mind.

Step 1. Sit in a chair and let your hands drop to your sides. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax.

Step 2. Visualize a bucket of very warm water by your stronger hand.

Imagine you are putting your hand in this bucket of very warm water.

Let your stronger hand slip into the heated water.

Bring back a time when you had your hands in very warm water, water that is hot enough to turn your hand pink, but not so hot it burns you.

When you have made your hand as hot as you can without burning it.

Take it out and let it rest on your lap where it will stay hot until you have activated your other hand.

Step 3. Now feel your weaker hand and plunge your hand into very cold water, water that has ice floating in it.

Remember a time when you were using your hand to reach something in the back of a freezer. Let your hand get very, very cold without causing frostbite.

Feel the change in how your hand feels, like tingling or a sense of a glove over your hand.
Take your hand out of the icy water and allow your two hands to touch each other.

Do you feel a difference between the two?

now allow your hands to lightly touch each other. Feel the difference in the two hands.

Now take your hands and place then over an area of your body that is tight or in dis ease. Relax your breathing and allow the energy from your hands to flow through the area of your body that was not feeling comfortable.

When you practice this exercise daily you can use it to help yourself feel more in harmony and can relieve the stress in that part of your body.

With dedicated practice this exercise can be used to decrease stress and pain. It can help, along with diet, exercise and sleep, to help you to help yourself to better health feel better and better.

For more simple steps to relax and be happy, visit our exercise section above.

© 2008 Mary Wolken All rights reserved.