The many benefits of eating meat are negated when its nutritional value has been corrupted by the chemical industry. Contrary to what is being widely taught, natural beef is not unhealthy, nor is it full of fat. However, when cows are factory-farmed in concrete sheds, in the most repulsive conditions, and they are barely kept alive with pharmaceuticals; then the resultant meat is fatty and unhealthy.
The fat content of beef sold in regular U.S. retailers is 4 to 5 times higher than beef that was sold during the 1950's. It was common for U.S. beef in the 1950's to have as little as 2% fat, but now the fat content is so high in factory-farmed beef that the U.S.D.A. allows ground beef to be up to 30% fat and 15% pink sludge (described later). That means that ground beef in the U.S. is sometimes only 55% real meat.
Beware Of This Image
Increasingly, we have noticed the use of this image (right) on health sites, so we investigated its merits. HONcode (Health on the Net) certification has a list of "principles" that sites must supposedly adhere to, if they wish to bear this logo.
The first principle is that authors must be qualified medical professionals, because 'unqualified' people should be clearly identified as such. The purpose is to diminish the credibility of anyone who is not licensed by the medical hierarchy, and to publicly label all potential competitors as unqualified.
The name's Witty: Andrew Witty, and he'll be having his martini shaken, not stirred.
GlaxoSmithKline has begun settling lawsuits, because their diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks. This minor complication would be resolved in a criminal court if any of us mere mortals gave people drugs that killed, but GlaxoSmithKline has its license to kill. They call it F.D.A. approval. It's somewhat coincidental that their cancer drugs cause diabetes, and the diabetes drugs cause heart disease. All of which supposedly require more of their expensive drugs.
The F.D.A. recommended that Avandia be removed from the market after it caused a "substantial excess number" of heart attacks and heart failures. How many heart attacks are acceptable? How many have to die before their deaths are counted as an excess? How many deaths before their license to kill is revoked?
Reuters reported that Avandia is no longer a big product for GlaxoSmithKline, as the patent on the drug will run out in just two years. It is convenient that the public is notified of the danger only as the patent expires.
Over the past week, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has discussed the labeling of genetically modified foods at a conference in Quebec, Canada. They decreed that they would make a decision within the year. The question is, what bearing does this have on the United States or Canada?
There should be no place in the civilized world for a product regulatory committee that is above public questioning and pressure, and whose representatives were never appointed by the people they supposedly represent. America's Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew that a superordinate agency had been created, which could flippantly bypass the decisions made by the American government or its people.
For now, rules which are produced by Codex Alimentarius are voluntary, but what sort of penalties will be in place for those who refuse the voluntary protocols? The recommendations that are created by the Codex Commission have already quickly become law throughout most of Europe and Canada. If you are wondering how Codex could possibly subvert the laws of apparently sovereign nations, then the answer lies with its connections to the World Trade Organization, which demands that nations comply with Codex policies, or they automatically default in all trade disputes. This causes the penalized multinational corporations effected to encourage governments to be Codex-friendly.
The controversy surrounding the connection between soaring autism rates and vaccinations continues to escalate. Pediatricians assure parents that most vaccines are safe, but is their word good enough to ease your fears? The research community says there are no conclusive scientific studies which prove that vaccinations cause autism. Opponents of vaccinations also make a valid point, which is that there have never been any long term, double blind studies for any vaccine ever to prove that they are not responsible for the development of autism in children. The vaccine testing, therefore, is on the general population.
Are you willing to play Russian roulette with your child’s brain? An analytical thinker will realize that something is causing autism and it is not just the drinking water. Decades ago, the autism rate was about 1 in 10,000. These days, the autism rate is more than 1 in 100. The interesting thing is that since the number of recommended vaccine injections has increased, so has the rate of autism.
There has been massive controversy over rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone), and the arguments have not been limited to the safety implications surrounding this artificially produced hormone. Involved corporations and corrupt regulators have worked to stop us from knowing which milk contains growth hormones. The war over rBGH labeling is mostly lost. Monsanto (the manufacturer) fought hard to prevent us from knowing how most milk is produced. Thankfully, many dairy farmers and some major companies stood up for what is right. Walmart, Kroger, PET and certain other major companies pledged to sell only milk that has never been exposed to rBGH. It is rare that we have an opportunity to applaud large corporations, but the above group earned it.
We have written about the dangers of S.S.R.I. antidepressants before. Such drugs may cause psychotic, suicidal, and even homicidal tendencies without warning signs. They are practically always untested and prescribed 'off label' (without approval) for children. This is our first attempt to provide precedent setting legal information that may help in mounting legal defenses based upon antidepressant intoxication (psychiatric drugging). This article includes a list of people who were either acquitted, or who received a reduction in sentence, due to the effects of the antidepressants that they were taking. This list was originally compiled by the S.A.V.E. Project (Stop Antidepressant Violence from Escalating), but it was not actually placed online at the respective web site. We will add more to this list as we discover more cases. If you know of an applicable case that we missed, then please notify us immediately about the omission, so that we can limit the number of victims that these pharmaceuticals claim.
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Certain celebrities have been associated with specific diseases. For instance, Patrick Swayze will be associated with pancreatic cancer indefinitely. Michael J. Fox represents Parkinson's disease, and the Marlborough Man ironically represents lung cancer. For those who do not remember, the Marlborough Men were the smoking cowboys who attempted to make filtered cigarettes seem more masculine. The commercials were a huge success, until all of the actors began dying from lung cancer. The demise of the Marlboro Men was publicized heavily by the mainstream media, because it has long been open season against tobacco products, since it became illegal for tobacco companies to fund news shows.
The cause of Michael Fox's Parkinson's disease is always side-stepped by the media, similar to the dishonest tobacco precedent. Readers may notice there has never been a peep about the cause; and moreover, the talk has been singularly about finding the supposedly elusive cure. The cause of Fox's disease is not yet politically correct to attack. It would get most reporters fired.
Over the years, the medical establishment has repeatedly changed its list of suspected causes for stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers). It has been like a soap opera to monitor. At various times, ulcers have been blamed on stress, excessive alcohol consumption, extended use of pharmaceuticals, a weakened immune system, bacterial infections, and of course, it is now genetic too. They really have no idea. Ulcers continue to be a great enigma that is beyond the bounds of modern doctors.
They are a surprisingly common condition. Most people know of at least one person who has suffered with ulcers, who was placed on the usual pharmaceutical treadmill. The prognosis of pharmaceutical treatments is bleak. Some argue that doing something for a suffering victim is always preferable to doing nothing, because at least the doctors are trying to help. It is tempting logic, so long as the assumption is maintained that there are no known alternatives to the current protocols of experimental medicine. With that in mind, consider the following carefully.
One of the jobs of the liver is to safely remove toxins, or to store them when removal is not possible. This explains why any successful cleansing protocol must begin with a liver cleanse; for without the help of a fully functional liver, other cleansing protocols will not work well. Any cleansing process involving a dysfunctional liver is like cleaning a dirty floor with a dirty mop and dirty water. The liver is the mop of the human body.
Some fringe health writers recommend that people eat organ meats, and most especially liver. A smaller subset of those people recommend eating the organs raw, intact with raw blood. They contend that liver is healthy because livers are extremely nutrient dense. Their advice is well intentioned, but equally foolish. These writers fail to account for the fact that the liver is also a body's long-term storage area for toxic materials. It is the wisdom of taking a lead pill with a multi-vitamin, and no amount of nutrition can compensate for the problems generated. The liver, along with fat cells, are the storage places for toxic materials that a body cannot eliminate. Consuming liver is the act of eating all of the toxins that an animal was unable to expel throughout its entire lifetime, and there are really toxic materials at farms nowadays.