"Buyers of Whole Foods Store products -beware"

Whole Foods director told The Telegraph (UK) on August 6, 2009whole_foods_logo
that buyers of Whole Foods products have been deceived.

“We sell a bunch of junk. ” This admission was intended to get Wholefood Store owners to act.

Mr Mackey of WF apologised for losing sight of the American-based company’s health food roots and said all retailers had a responsibility to help tackle Britain’s (and the rest of the world’s) obesity crisis.

There needs to be a better balance. Will they now take the lead educating consumers and dare I say modeling good food behavior?

Resources
Excerpts courtesy of http://www.organicconsumers.org
Image courtesy of http://www.freewebs.com/lcwalk/whole_foods_logo.jpg


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“Potential risks of squalene in flu vaccine worse than the flu"

This frenzy over upping the number of vaccines to supposedly prevent a host of nasty diseases –at what price?

“North American children are now the most vaccinated on earth. Since 1980, Canadian vaccine schedules have more than doubled the types of vaccines given; for the first 4-6 yrs of life alone, Public Health now recommends 43 doses of thirteen different vaccines. The first 8 doses are given in four shots at two months of age. It’s been declared that today’s children are the first generation whose parents will outlive them. Why?

H1N1 virus (Swine Flu)
H1N1 virus (Swine Flu)

Today, 10% of Canadian children have life threatening afflictions. In the last 25 years, concurrent with vaccine increase, there’ve been huge declines in children’s health in many categories:

* Autism – increased over 1000 times in less than one generation;

* Juvenile Diabetes – 104% increase since 1980; * Anaphylactic Food Allergies – doubled in the last decade;

* All types of Allergies – increased nearly six times;

* Obesity – now almost 20%, 3 times the prevalence in 1980;

*Attention Deficit Disorder – now almost 10%. (1)

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO in the May 1, 2006 issue of NewsWithViews.com stated, “Multiple studies published in highly reputable publications have documented that flu shots are ineffective in all ages.” Besides being ineffective the adjuvant the biochemical catalyst added to the vaccine can pose further health risks.

After the Gulf War vets returned with a cascade of immuno -reactions called Gulf War syndrome.included “arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fever.” research has attributed these symptoms to three batches of immunizations using squalen based adjuvant.(1)

squalen adjuvant in flu vaccine
squalen adjuvant in flu vaccine

Squalene is an oil-based adjuvant compound called MF-59. The main function of the adjuvant is to supercharge the live or dead virus(s) main ingredient in the diluted vaccine to make them more potent and kick start the response to the flu in the body. Two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline are adding squalene adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities. Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant for their H1N1 vaccine is MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be approved by the FDA for use in any U.S. vaccine.

Natural Squalene as an oil molecule is native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, olive oil will bless you with natural squalene and by consuming it will build your immune system as long as you are not sensitive or allergic to it.

Why does the body go to war with injected squalene compounds?

Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant. Squalene compounded vaccines has been fingered at a possible culprit in the post Gulf War multiple health issues that these veterans continue to suffer. Two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline are adding squalene adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities. Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant for their H1N1 vaccine is MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be approved by the FDA for use in any U.S. vaccine.

Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins, including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin. In addition to the viruses and aluminum and squalene. Vaccinations are biochemical cocktails for supression of the native immune systems that will not is help build immunity to potentially harmful organisms that cause illness and disease.

However, your body’s immune system is already designed to do this in response to organisms that invade your body naturally. Build your immunity by eating organic healthy raw and steamed fruits and seasonal veggies, staying well hydrated, getting plenty of sleep and exercise in fresh air.

Resources
Excerpts courtesy of http://vran.org/about-vaccines/vaccine-essentials/vaccination-the-basics/
Excerpts courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunologic_adjuvant

Excerpts courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squalene

Excerpts courtesy of http://newresearchfindingstwo.blogspot.com/2009/07/squalene.html

Image 1. the flu virus courtesy of  Biochemistryquestions.wordpress.com/some-basic-biochemistry-h1n1-virus/
Image 2. squalene courtesy of  En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squalene

"Sunscreen guide from EWG -protecting you and your family"

More than a million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. The incidence of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of the disease, is escalating. Effective sunscreens are crucial to public health. But EWG’s investigation reveals that they may be hard to find: * 59 sunscreens with SPFs from 55-100+ might tempt you to stay out longer in the sun, but they block just 1-2% more sunburn rays than an SPF 30 sunscreen. * Hundreds of all-day moisturizers advertise SPF protection, but 1 in 5 offers little protection from harmful UVA rays. Some break down well before the day’s end. A surprising new government report attributes an increasing incidence of malignant melanoma among people who work indoors to UVA rays shining through windows onto unprotected skin. * Lip cancer is most common on the bottom lip where sun exposure is most direct. Two of 5 lip balms offer poor UVA protection. One plus for 2009: 19% fewer sunscreens contain oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor approved by FDA as an active ingredient in sunscreen.

sunscreen guide
sunscreen guide

Few sunscreens live up to their advertising claims, and the federal government is powerless to make them. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been promising to regulate sunscreens since 1978, when gasoline was 63 cents a gallon and the BeeGees’ “Saturday Night Fever” topped the charts.

Thirty plus years has gone by without action. Tired of delays and excuses?

Take action: ask FDA to do its job and issue some sunscreen regulations with teeth. email FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.

In the meantime, EWG’s research team has created this comprehensive guide listing 82 recommended products and other sun safety tips to help you and your family have fun in the sun safely.

Check out your favorites and see how they rate. You will probably be as surprised as I was. Thanks so much for this detailed evaluation.

Resource

Excerpts courtesy of   Environmental Defense Group(EWG) http://www.ewg.org/cosmetics/report/sunscreen09/findyoursunscreen?&&showall=1

Image courtesy of http://www.bertagnolli.net/mandalay.2002.05/sunscreen.jpg

Immediate Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods

Press release health advisory

aaenvir med logo
aaenvir med logo

From the American Academy Of Environmental Medicine

Immediate Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods May 19, 2009

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) today released its position paper on Genetically Modified foods stating that “GM foods pose a serious health risk” and calling for a moratorium on GM foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes “there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects” and that “GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.”

– Dr. Amy L. Dean, D.O. Public Relations Chair Member, Board of Directors American Academy of Environmental Medicine 734-213-4901 environmentalmed@yahoo.com

The AAEM calls for:

* A moratorium on GM food, implementation of immediate long term safety testing and labeling of GM food.
* Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community and the public to avoid GM foods.
* Physicians to consider the role of GM foods in their patients’ disease processes.
* More independent long term scientific studies to begin gathering data to investigate the role of GM foods on human health.

“Physicians are probably seeing the effects in their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions,” said Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, President of AAEM. “The most common foods in North America which are consumed that are GMO are corn, soy, canola, and cottonseed oil.”

The AAEM’s position paper on Genetically Modified foods can be found at http:aaemonline.org/gmopost.html.

AAEM is an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health. AAEM The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.

More information is available at .aaemonline.org.

Resources

Text courtesy of http://www.aaemonline.org/pressrelease.html

Image courtesy of http://media.nowpublic.net/

"Restoring hearing and vision in animals with stem cells"

Stem cells can develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Without these cells human tissues could not survive and we would die when the first cells wore out.

many types of stem cells
many types of stem cells

Bone marrow stem cells from humans  has restored the lost hearing and vision in embryonic guinea pigs.This may be the key to unlock the first step toward helping people. Another group of researchers  grew functioning eyes in tadpoles using frog cells.

Stem cell research hold extraordinary promise for treating a wide range of deadly and disabling diseases that plague millions.
How did they grow hearing cells?

By cultivating stem cells into neuron-like cells in petri dishes and then harvesting and transplanted them into the inner ears of the guinea pigs within three months later, the animals appeared to have some hearing, The goal was to regrow the tiny hair cells that are essential for mammals to hear.
What damages these hair cells?

“When sensitive hair cells in the inner ear of humans and other mammals are killed — by loud noise, autoimmune attack, toxic drugs, or aging — the damage is permanent. Humans cannot naturally replace them, other animals like birds and reptiles can automatically regenerate hearing cells.

Michael Zuber and colleagues at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, grew functioning eyes in blinded frog embryos using stem cells.

In frog usually stem cells only form skin when grown in vitro. Zuber’s team of researchers discovered thatby  adding seven different stimulating genetic “factors” eye formation genes were turned on..

When they transplanted the transformed cells into frog embryos, the resulting tadpoles could see out of those eyes, Zuber told the meeting. Genetic tests showed that the stem cells had transformed, a process called differentiation, into many different cell types. all cell types needed for vision were formed again.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics

Excerpts courtesy of Rueters.com Stem cells restore hearing, vision in animals
– Maggie Fox,  Health And Science Editor  Reuters– Wed Nov 19, 2008.

Image courtesy of csa.com/discoveryguides/stemcell/pluri

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Be true to organics-they will be true to you

True organic products are gaining momentum. Living more in harmony with the environment and lessorganic-food surrounded and filled with pollutants in our homes, food, environment, water and medicines.
The time has come, the consciousness is shifting and our industries including medicine, foods, education, agriculture must react to the consumers call to wholesomeness.

In La Crosse, Wisconsin the nation’s largest organic farming conference begins today. The organizer Eric Hatling with the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) says interest in organic is rapidly growing among both growers and shoppers. This event will focus 3,000 attendees producers, consumers and environmentalists encouraging them to share growing and marketing tips

Farmers are getting fair prices for their certified-organic products. Consumers want to know more about where their food comes from and how it’s produced.”

Hatling says perceptions and preferences about the food Americans eat are changing. For one thing, buyers don’t want food raised with synthetic chemicals such as pesticides, drugs or hormones.

Americans and people around the world are more concerned about how far their food has to travel before it reaches the consumers table. Freshness of the local products and buying locally supports their home economies.

Organic sales are growing by double-digits yearly even though they cost a little more they are cleaner, pesticide free and full of nutrition. The average commercial food or fruit grown by big farm has decreased in nutrition quality about 30% since the turn of the century.  It is time for more states to kick the pesticide habit, find ways to clean up the soil and go organic. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa are among the top states in organic production, he adds.
References

Excerpts courtesy of  Public news service.org
Midwest Conference Menu Highlights Organics” February 26, 2009
Image: organic tomatoes courtesy of  Greenexpander.com

Worms spread by not washing your hands

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Do you or someone you love need another reason for good hands hygiene?

Watch the video below; then read the rest of this post.

http://media2.foxnews.com/112008/worm_tumor_700.wmv

Trichinosis is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. The few cases in the United States are mostly the result of eating undercooked game, bear meat, or home reared pigs. It is most common in the developing world and where pigs are commonly fed raw garbage.

Signs and symptoms

The great majority of trichinosis infections have either minor or no symptoms and no complications. Trichinosis initially involves the intestines. Within 1-2 days of contagion, symptoms such as nausea, heartburn, dyspepsia, and diarrhea may appear; the severity of these symptoms depends on the extent of the infection. Later on, as the worms encyst in different parts of the human body, other manifestations of the disease may appear, such as headache, fever, chills, cough, eye swelling, joint pain and muscle pain, petechiae, and itching.

Most symptoms subside within a few years. The most dangerous case is worms entering the central nervous system and the brain stem. They cannot survive there, but they may cause enough damage to produce serious neurological deficits (such as ataxia or respiratory paralysis), and even death.

Life Cycle of the worm

The worm can infect any species of mammal that consumes its encysted larval stages. When an animal eats meat that contains infective Trichinella cysts, the acid in the stomach dissolves the hard covering of the cyst and releases the worms. The worms pass into the small intestine and, in 1–2 days, become mature. After mating, adult females produce larvae, which break through the intestinal wall and travel through the lymphatic system to the circulatory system to find a suitable cell. Larvae can penetrate any cell, but can only survive in skeletal muscle. Within a muscle cell, the worms curl up and direct the cell functioning much as a virus does. The cell is now called a nurse cell. Soon, a net of blood vessels surround the nurse cell, providing added nutrition for the larva inside.

A blood test or muscle biopsy can identify trichinosis. Stool studies can identify adult worms, with females being about 3 mm long and males about half that size

Symptoms can be treated with aspirin and corticosteroids. Thiabendazole can kill adult worms in the intestine; however, there is no treatment that kills the larvae. Correct diagnosis and surgery may be needed.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichinosis

Vicks-use cautiously with your children.

The popular cold remedy Vicks VapoRub may cause airway inflammation that can restrict xin_462010614102000077246breathing in infants and toddlers under two, U.S. researchers said.

If Vicks Procter & Gamble product is applied directly under the nose or in the nostrils of children under 4 years of age their tiny airways could swell and fill with mucus, triggering severe breathing problems.

“The company is really clearly states

  • don’t put it in the nose,
  • never use it in kids under 2,
  • “Sure enough, when we stopped all the medicine, the child got much better very quickly.” said Dr. Bruce K. Rubin professor and vice chair for research at Wake Forest’s Department of Pediatrics said the ingredients in Vicks can be irritants, causing the body to produce more mucus to protect the airway. And since infants and young children have airways that are much narrower than those of an adult, any increase in mucus or swelling can narrow them severely.

Doctors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. started their study after treating an 18-month-old girl who had developed severe respiratory distress after the salve had been put directly under her nose to relieve cold symptoms.

The researchers found that Vicks VapoRub increased mucus production by up to 59 percent; the ability to clear mucus was reduced by 36 percent.

Many generic versions of Vicks could cause the same negative effects in infants and toddlers.

In October 2008, major manufacturers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be used by children younger than 4 years.

If one applies Vicks  or eucalyptus and olive oil to the bottoms of the feet and then cover the feet with socks, it has been known to stop some sever coughs. Homeopathy also is very good for coughs and colds due consult a homeopathic practitioner.

For information about homeopathic physicians and other natural medicine practitioners contact us at http://compmed.com

Resources

P&G cold remedy may cause baby breathing problems www.chinaview.cn January 14, 2009.

.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/14/content_10655342.htm

Image courtesy of Xinhuanet Photo

Operation Smile

Crest and Oral-B Partner with Operation Smile to See the Difference, Make a Difference from  January through March 2009, Crest and Oral-B are encouraging people across the country to pledge to see the difference in their own smile while also making a difference in children’s smiles worldwide.

OPERATION SMILE was founded in 1982 by Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia

More than 120,000 children and young adults in 26 countries have received reconstructive surgeries thanks to thousands of trained healthcare professionals and volunteers.

People can also make a difference by simply purchasing Crest and Oral-B products, as Crest and Oral-B will make a monetary  and product donation to Operation Smile to help give new smiles to children in need.

Crest and Oral-B have partnered with Operation Smile, a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults in developing countries.

Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile volunteers have provided surgeries for more than 120,000 children and young adults all over the world.

From January through March 2009, when people buy Crest or Oral-B products to help see the difference in their own smile, Crest and Oral-B will make a difference in children’s smiles worldwide in partnership with Operation Smile. “We are thrilled to partner again with Crest and Oral-B. See the difference, make a difference is a win-win for everyone,” says William P. Magee, Jr., DDS, MD, Operation Smile co-founder and CEO. “The program empowers people to not only significantly improve their own dental health, but it also helps us at Operation Smile provide life-changing surgery to correct the smiles of children around the world.

Resources

http://www.operationsmile.org

Video: http://www.operationsmile.org/?cid=3&gclid=CIOE2K2f75cCFRwwawodjE_RDQ

http://www.oralb.com

http://www.cnbc.com/id/28459996/site/14081545