SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

February 2, 2016

Herpes help, part 2 / brain, heart

Not Really “diner-table” Conversation

For those who HAVE found the previous post, good for you. . .for those who haven’t, please see the following link for a little catch-up, if you choose.  

COLLOIDAL SILVER

https://smokinchoices.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/herpes-secret-no-more/  

This post isn’t to refute  or alter the prior post, but to add to it.   The article as shown was in my mind, good and useful.   I personally feel quite comfortable with the Colloidal Silver as the ultimate be all, end all for so many body woes.  After going back and re-reading the post today, I questioned why I had never thought to combine my dependable ‘silver’ with a small amount of Vitamin C crystals (or powder) into a mushy paste and dab that on.  Lets face it, its a bit of a stretch to expect a few drops to hang around very long.    Now if it  ever comes back – I’ll  know what to do.   Above all, we want to avoid anything toxic — our body has enough to handle without additional  chemical burdens.   So in my mind,  none of those RX meds would cut it for me.   The cost is  shameful, the benefit iffy and not so reliable for the need, and it is an endless, repeating cycle.  My M.O. is always – try to determine  the cause area.  Can we blame  immunity?  

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

As it happens, our immune system appears to be unable to protect us in cases like this.  So it’s the IMMUNE SYSTEM’s  fault?   Not really.   How well could any of us perform with  our hands tied behind our backs?   That is what our modern, quick-fix,  . . . a pill for every malady (medical-care system) is doing to us, and it primarily  concentrates on treating symptoms —  finding most illness to be idiopathic (cause unknown).  .  .  . so on and on it goes.  If you think about it,  most have spent their lives taking anti-biotics for one thing or another.  Each hit puts a further and bigger ding upon our struggling immune system.   This is NOT what is needed. Anti = against,    Biotic = our inner state (Biome)  It needs to be restored, not in any way harmed – IT IS OUR PROTECTION.  So, protect it, we must!   The next link is an article (from The Vaccine Reaction) on this subject of our body’s natural ability to maintain  homeostasis which is necessary for self preservation. You may enjoy it.  

http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/01/homeostasis-is-lifes-balancing-act/

 

It would be wise to find a physician in the  so-called alternative medicine classification,  holistic doctors, sometimes called ‘functional’ medicine doctors.  If ya wanna make it better, ya gotta find out what’s causing it! And this isn’t too hard.  (Simplistically),  our health starts in our gut.  That intestinal flora is damned-near everything.  We owe it to our body to do EVERYTHING we can to ensure that we can have a strong immune system.  That is why I started years ago with the fermented veggies (not that I had tasted, loved them and then wanted them).  If you have read my recipe put up years ago (several times), I could barely swallow the stuff when I first tasted it. . .kinda nasty.  But I went thru all that mincing and chopping + time  for the benefit of my body and health — wasn’t going to let the crappy taste deter my efforts.  By the time I heard back from my mentor (who admitted to the same experience),  my determined effort had paid off.   I kept at it, a spoonful or two with meals a couple times daily and the next thing I knew, it was OK, then  quite agreeable, which fairly quickly turned to enjoying them –  1/4 C up to 1/2 C. (I variously used a lot of cabbage – both red and green,  carrots, onions, garlic, sometimes hot peppers covered with a  celery brine)  You can ferment darned near anything- you choose.   There is no better, cheaper or more more effective way to heal the gut and make it sparkle.*  There is no other way to give the body the B vitamins it so sorely needs for everything it does,  including carrying all that protein everyone is so hung up on through the system and into the cells.  So, ferment!  Cheap, fast – gets and then maintains robust ability to stave off almost anything.  That would be #1.   Eat cleanest food can afford to buy (organic),  Cook in (lowest heat) way to preserve as many enzymes as possible.  Steam and roast where can.  Do your best to consume more fruits and vegetables.   Do your best to observe some combinations which don’t offend your body (food combining)  Carbs okay with all fruit and veggies;  animal protein Okay with all fruit and veggies  MEAT and STARCHES – – NO NO!   (so much more to it, but essentially, do this and you’ll feel better and fart less)  One’s healthy digestive system is able to digest anything – usually, UNLESS it is being forced to try to do the impossible – digest one food which needs acid A and the the wrong (other) food which requires acid B  They can’t happen at same time,  resulting in food arriving in gut UNDIGESTED . . then on to putrefy, unable to process naturally (nourish the body).  Such a simple thing — but who will listen?  and do it?   Don’t think you’ll get this from your doc. It’ll probably be some prescriptive medicine   and no-one knows why  such things happen.      

* There are some of course, who are so miserably out-of-kilter in either stomach or intestinal track that their bodies won’t permit them to indulge even in this healing food — and in fact will need specialized help.   At times like this, it would be helpful to ingest a very limited dietary regime to allow the body to heal. . .such as juicing with healing herbs, greens and grasses.   Parsley, cilantro, dandelion greens, spinach and/or kale  along with carrots and maybe an apple or two to help  it taste really good. (all greens can taste bitter)   If can tolerate,  perhaps some goat kefir. . .or try that yogurt recipe from last week or so.  Boiled eggs,  custard, add in a spoon of fermented kraut (the cabbage concoction) when can.  Must keep the energy level up so the  body has a reason to heal.  Life can  be beautiful and joyous, but can be hard to do when hurting and depressed.  Donna Gates site is wonderful and she is very committed.  Her specialized herbs and concoctions have turned the life around for many, even those little autistically afflicted  angels who never did one thing wrong.  She is very knowledgable in digestive disorders.  

NATIONAL  NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

Aside from the SAD (Standard American Diet) of fast foods, soda pops, and packaged anything which collectively contributes little by way of real nutrition, but highly in empty calories, we suffer hugely with unnecessary diseases and conditions such as obesity, heart disease,  inflammatory conditions at the base of so many other illnesses, and the general weakening of most inner organs due to ongoing malnutrition.   We over-consume with  sugar and grains, especially gluten  which combined can lead to diabetes,  and alzheimer’s disease in a similar causation manner as smoking/nicotine leads to lung cancer.  In 1948 when I started, this wasn’t known, but a decade later it was known.  I was hooked then and had no desire to quit,. . . but I worried, and saw friends die who begged me to quit.  So I know that pain and struggle.   Just trying to show that some of what we are and have been doing to our bodies, we do out of ignorance.  But at some point, we are forced to realize that we are, in fact responsible for ourselves through our choices and actions.  So I learned.  I quit 20 out of the 40 year span, finally completing it in 1993 when I knew I was done.  It was over, I was happy and relieved. (you know, my slow learning curve)  With that history,  do you think I have the right to point fingers at others who also struggle over some dumb dietary or habit thing?  We are all human and know the meaning of struggle.  

The struggles many endure through no fault of their own remains something I can’t abide and one of the reason I have continued to make the effort to keep “smokinchoices” alive and running.  Think we all know, I should hang it up,  but here I am goin’ on like I’v got all the time in the world ahead of me. And what I’v got to say is relevant and might matter to someone.  . .so just keep truckin’ down the road. .

So about those deficiencies:  primarily it’s Vitamin D3 and Magnesium.  These are MAJOR, without which one will have big problems.  Each contributes massively to our well being.  I have spoken on this so much that I shy away from repetition.  So please either check one of my prior posts (if search engine still works), try googling it or go to POWDER CITY or BULK SUPPLEMENTS (both online suppliers I use and frequent.  They have fabulous info sheets of product use and properties)  On the D3,  I went into quite a bit of detail on the post linked to above, so you can check that.  I’d like to add however, that for all of my life prior to learning about the importance of D3, I was prone to getting colds, flu,  and pneumonia. . never knew why.. . just the fates?  Then, in my 70’s, found to have a score of 13 when I asked for a test.  Just history now – don’t get that stuff anymore.  Worth more that ‘gold’  I’ll tell you.  If I ran the Zoo, I’d add IODINE  and the B VITAMINS to the list as well.  Hardly anyone is getting enough.  Yet when body requirements aren’t met   Iodine is is overlooked and rarely correctly interpreted, leaving one open to all kinds of hormonal and metabolic disturbances e.g. . . fertility problems, fibromyalgia, strange emotional difficulties, as well as problems  with the thyroid gland per se (hypo, hyper, etc.) .  For some years I’ve been sending away for Lugol’s solution and taking the drops in water daily and functioning quite well.  These days I’m taking an iodine preparation from “NatureHacker.com” to be found online.  Absolutely brilliant young man who does it all, no fancy labels, bells or whistles — just smarts. and XLNT price factors which is a blessing to me.  He has the usual 7%, 15% and a whopping 75% for those in big need (I guess) Iodoral and others are the usual 7% + 5% iodide = 12% (which I used to take) I suggest and recommend a full-on look-see at his site especially if budget matters are important to you.  

A word about the B Vitamins:  oral dosage is all but useless.  It has a very swift shelf life so by  the time it gets to where you need it, it has dissipated to almost zero.  Many get the shots – but that entails so much more cost and scheduling.  Only way really is to take sublingual drops  or spray (under the tongue), hold there for 15 to  30 seconds – then swallow.  Usually fruit flavored, so tastes pretty good. Can get just the B-12 or B-Complex.  Try to take at least 2000mg (dropper-full)  twice a day and you may be able to bring your levels up to where they should be.  There is still loss even tho they say it is totally  bio-available — which is why  it is recommended to take far more than you need. .  .  .   Or you could just do the fermented veggie thing – – that works for real.  

ABOUT THAT ARGININE  (mentioned in first post)

Now a point I wanted to make is about L-Arginine.  Dr John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council is a wonderful man whom I totally admire, so I don’t want this to sound like a criticism of him in any way.  I simply wish to offer my own experience for consideration with regard to this amino acid.  As most of you know,  I am treating my own  heart problems, COPD,  arthritis,   Alzheimer’s and HBP, etc.,. since I haven’t seen doctors in a few years.   It’s a full time job.    Everything I consume is coming out of my own kitchen from my hands;  the pure, raw materials I buy online at so many excellent suppliers like Pure Bulk,  Bulk Supplements,  PowderCity,  Hard Rhino,  JEdwards,Int’l, and a new favorite sales@wfmed.com.  So while I make all my own body, face and hand creams, dental care, shampoo (and latest – organic Vick’s mentholated cream/who wants to put petroleum-based oil onto one’s body or into the nose?)  I Distill my own water, make my colloidal silver, etc.   Do all my cooking;  plants and pooch are doing fine,  Im doing Okay, but understandably, have less time for my blog, which I still love – straggly tho it may seem these days.  Haven’t seen a doctor in perhaps 5 years. The  good ones keep getting away from me.  One went to Lima Ohio and the last one went into concierge practice with a sizable up-front fee.  Both good men whom I miss  and trusted.  Hasn’t hurt me, tho it’s not for everyone, to be sure. Its made me stretch and grow.  

My basic cardio-protocol is a balance of a few “Amino Acids” which I’ve gleaned from  the book  (Let’s STOP The #1 Killer of Americans TODAY) of a Naturopathic cardiologist ( Harry A. Elwardt) which made a lot of sense to me.  It seems to be working, since I no longer am plagued with that constant pounding  (disturbing and kinda scary) of the A-FIB  which rattled my world for over five years and seriously beat up my heart — all while under cardio-care; the full  spectrum of tests and treatment.  More scary than what I was going thru, was the path I could see spread before me – just like my mother,  who when she died at 85, was on 18 different pharmaceuticals daily.    Rebel that I am, I quit it all, simply quit,  no more! There’s gotta be a better way, I will not be victimized into becoming an eternal patient.   Choice is everything, so I trusted my Alzheimer’s afflicted brain to lean into this thing and lead the way.  Believe me,  I fully understand the meaning of gratitude.   These two muscle organs — my brain and my heart ARE the focal point of everything I  do,  to protect and serve their needs which are similar,  so that simplifies stuff.   ENERGY, is the basic need  (and why so many hearts fail, for their needs remain unmet) and  keeping the engines of those needs  humming and working in harmony is primary.  So its the AA’s to keep the engines (mitochondria) in order, supplied and functioning (all the mechanical stuff),  . . and a good diet, high in healthy fats such as butter, coconut oil,  (real, pure) olive oil,  nuts seeds, avocados and as many eggs as one can handle (unlimited).   And of course animal protein is ideal if it is also allowed to be real food — i.e. living naturally, grazing on grass, roaming free.  The same cannot be said for the commercial farming being done today. Their lives are cruel and tormented, their fat unhealthy  rather than acceptable.  Fish are now either coming from polluted waters or farm-raised, which I will not eat

The heart needs cholesterol  to function correctly.  The no-fat strictures of the last 40 years or so have caused so much devastation, the science of which was inadequate and self serving to particular people.  Body gets energy from fats or carbs primarily.  Its the carbs which  cause or lead to so many diseases we all struggle with.  Just give up the damned bread!  It ain’t easy, but if you can save your brain?   Where’s the logic in NOT doing it?  Go easy on carb choices;  many kinds of rices, quinoa,  potatoes (especially sweet potatoes (with garlic, butter and little salt – to die for). There’s no one who doesn’t love corn, but it’s almost 100 % GMO now – unless you know an organic farmer.   Incidentally,  that is a caution w/regard to eating chicken.  Unless the chix are free-range and picking their own bugs and grasses to eat, they are commercially  “brutally” raised – ON CORN,  which of course changes their good fat to Omega  6’s – not good for us.  

So, those amino acids I use are L-Arginine taken on rising and at bedtime.(with no other protein of any source ingested within 2 hours of it, as this is the most sensitive AA and can be blocked from absorption by any other protein.  During the day, I stack D-Ribose, Taurine and L-Carnitine. I will not give exact dosage, because don’t want anyone who is not willing to give up sufficient time to delve into this in order to fully understand what he or she is doing, isn’t properly equipped to even begin to do it right.  I’ve done my due diligence, paid my dues so to speak, but am a flawed and diminished individual, who just happens to like to share, hoping to ignite a flame here or there. . . especially to those who might be searching for a path as I have tried to do for myself.    

Lest I forget, the rest of my heart protocol  is pretty standard,  a few supplement like Nattokinase, (blood-thinner), Ubiquinol (Co-Q10),  High potency DHA (500mg DHA, 90 EPA mg),  no  longer take Fish oil as don’t feel its safe anymore with the pollution of the oceans.  The DHA is far more helpful than the  EPA, so this works for me.  Also have Krill oil which I buy online at ABSORB HEALTH.  Also buy my “MAGNESIUM THREONATE there (which is the magnesium I use now as it is the only one which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier– needed for my brain).  Absorb’s price on this beats anyone around and they are darned good people.  I’m so fussy, want quality first, yet want/DEMAND best price as well.  I’m taking 10K daily of D3 now, have doubled it as not enough  Sun now.  

Dr Cannell of the Vitamin D Council had issued a caution with regard to the L-Arginine.   Advising people to use discretion in eating cashews  to excess because of the content of L-Arginine contained in them.  The reason he gives is that this amino acid ‘could’ facilitate outbreaks of the herpes virus which of course was the subject under discussion in the article.  He further says this is too bad as it is a substance which can increase sexual arousal.  He goes on to mention a few offsets one can use to counter such a reaction.    Zinc being one of them.    Well, I do use Zinc daily (for hair, skin and nails, essentially).  I have noticed an increased sexual awareness  and I’m not knocking it.  I do not torture myself, so when I want a yummy snack,  it’s likely to be a wonderful bowl of cashews, sunflower seeds raisons, pecans  or walnuts or macadamia nuts — whatever I have.  Love it.   With all the Arginine i’m getting,  not having any flare-ups.  Dr is not wrong, neither am I. . it just is what it is, I guess.   And I wanted to add that.    This post, I donno – – it’s just much too long,  sorry               Jan

 

 

 

January 17, 2016

Ferment own Yogurt

EASY DIY (really good) YOGURT

Fermented foods are tops on my list for health promotion.  I just put-up a batch of fermented veggies a few day ago, and can hardly wait;  so cold now, it’ll probably take about 10 to  12 days.  Three huge jars are in my Coleman food container in the pantry.   First time I made them some years ago, I had set them on the top shelf in pantry where I knew they’d be safe and out-of-the-way.  Pressure builds in those jars and I didn’t know that, but I sure found out the hard way. . .but thats a whole other story.  There’s more than just veggies to be done, dairy can be excellent. .as in kefir and yogurt.  There are excellent books written by experts on fermenting.  While I’m no expert,  I  know  how to ferment and have posted  my how-to (several times) and showcased others, over my 8 years

But what I  want to discuss now is simple, delicious (and kinda expensive when you buy it in the stores)  organic yogurt.  I say ‘organic’ because we start off with a quart of good, rich WHOLE  (my preference) milk from cows which have presumably been allowed to graze on grass.  This however, works with low-fat or skim milk as well, it just won’t be as rich.   You’ll  pay more for organic  because they are fed right,  not subjected to GRAINS. .  . they move around.  Of course RAW would be my preference, but haven’t found an access for raw in years.   A word about that fat;  hope all have learned that GOOD FAT is really GOOD for US!  Coming from organically grown and fed farms.  Same with butter.  DO use butter, coconut oil,  extra virgin Olive oil, but STAY AWAY from those oils (so-called vegetable oils which have been heat processed) . . e,g. corn oil, canola, etc.  And of course, eat eggs.  If you’re eating right, you should be consuming mostly  fresh, organic produce – veggies and fruits (up to 85%).  This insures that you indeed do have all your vitamins and MINERALS,  so the body being well nourished will be able to properly utilize that cholesterol (which especially, the heart and brain need)  Anyway, full-fat milk tastes  so much better.  

THE PROCESS

Back to the Yogurt,  making it today is still about the same as it was thousands of  years ago  The same principles are involved and haven’t changed, with the exception of flavoring variations with fruit, etc., as so many prefer today.  Over the years we’ve been told how precise the  process is and encouraged to buy specialized yogurt-machines, etc.,.  But no special equipment is necessary. . . thermometers,  . .  . or starters, . . . or recipes.  It starts with a spoon or two of starter which is as simple as saving a teaspoon or two from your LAST BATCH to begin  your new batch.  If haven’t made it before, just buy a good one in health food store or one you trust in  any store — save off this small amount to make your new batch.  We add this starter to a quart of  your choice of milk, bearing in mind that whole fat milk produces richer, thicker yogurt.   The process in loose terms is  to heat the milk until little bubbles start to form around the edges of pot; then remove from heat and let it cool  slightly.  A heavy enameled casserole can be used for the whole procedure or can heat in a pan and transfer to a crockery bowl which  is helpful as the temperature should be maintained while it sets and crockery retains the heat well.    Next add some milk to the leftover yogurt slowly, gently stirred, then add rest of milk until fully blended — over-stirring results in liquified, sour results.  Put a lid on your container and wrap in towels, or paper or blanket (to maintain warmth) of approximately 115 degrees   and let it rest for 6 to 8 hours

THE TEMPERATURE

Once the almost boiled milk cools a bit, use your pinky finger dipped into the milk to test for temperature;  This is all you need — your pinky is your thermometer.  The temperature is right when it feels very warm, but is not so hot you can’t leave your finger in it.  That’s good enough.  Keeping the temperature constant as it sets is actually the only hurdle, our variations in  living temperatures of most kitchens being what it is.   115 is desirable for 6 to 8 hours.  If culture goes below 95 or above 120 degrees – – the culture is killed.  Hence your mental calculation of your own temperature of the place it will sit to develop, and whether to use towels, paper or blankets to maintain the constancy.  

RECAP

Ingredients:  1 quart milk    1 Tablespoon yogurt        Process:  Bring milk slowly to almost a boil in saucepan.  Remove from heat – cool to slightly warmer than  luke-warm or 115 degrees on candy thermometer.  Blend small amount of milk into yogurt starter in a one quart jar or bowl.  Gradually stir in remainder of milk, blending gently and slowly (don’t whip or over-stir).  Cover, wrap with heavy wool or blanket;  let stand 6 to 8 hours in draft-free place until set.  Makes one quart.

HONEY YOGURT:  stir 2 tbsp honey into yogurt before adding the milk to it.

VANILLA YOGURT:  Stir 2 tsp vanilla into yogurt-milk mixture before wrapping.

P.S.   Came by to see how this post looked to me — not gathering much attention, it seems.     This  process works really well, but maybe I didn’t include enough  of my own experience with it so that you’d understand that I’m not just throwing some odd recipe at you.    This entire blog is primarily about H E A  L T H  !    But also economy and how to make our lives better on so many levels.  I found these few old recipes going back to 1977 and 1963, clipped from my newspaper in California.  (have admitted to my pack-rat tendencies).  Honestly, I had forgotten about them.  Back then, I wasn’t as big on yogurt as I am now,  but wanted to save them anyway,  just in case.   Maybe  25 years later, when I was into  yogurt, wanted to try making it, so I bought the yogurt maker and after repeated  disappointing trials and effort – just abandoned the  idea.  It was either too hard for me, or I was somehow no good at it.  Whole milk yogurt goes for $3 – $4 easily and more if organic;    so making this DIY at home is just logical.

The results are XLNT.  No longer have to chase to Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.  Don’t know why I didn’t tell what/how I do it.  Couldn’t be easier, tho,  anybody could improve on my peculiar, over-done way of doing it.   I heat the milk in a rather large stainless-steel pot (slowly) until the little bubbles form, then set aside.   I use my crock pot  as it fits the requirements of the  recipe so I pour the  really warm milk into it and put lid on.  Have already measured out a tablespoon (rounded) of yogurt into a porcelain one-cup (+) size mixing bowl and added the honey and slightly mixed them together.  Periodically try the pinky test referred to above.  Cool down can take 10 to 20 minutes. Then ladle approx. 1/4 cup of milk into the yogurt and gently, slowly stir.. .then add a little more, stir again.  Next I add the yogurt in the smaller container to the crock pot.  When I’m satisfied I’ve stirred enough,  . . I add in the Vanilla and stir  slightly again.  Please do use PURE, REAL VANILLA – not synthetic.  

Now comes the wrapping up process.   Made some just yesterday and already have my fermented veggies working in the pantry, on the floor in that Coleman lunch-box thing. . . so I put a really large bowl atop it, lined it w/quite a bit of newspaper. . . .set the crockpot inside its metal container,  atop the paper; covered with more layers of paper (who knows how much is enough?).  That won’t do it. . .got a woolen throw from my bed and wrapped that all around, oughtta do it. . . .   .   . but maybe not, it is so o o   cold now, so I put another, heavy knitted afghan atop all.  Quickly left the pantry and closed the door, as I’ve gone into conflict with all this indecision over how much  is enough!  arrgh. …     This turned out scrumptious in spite of me.  Incidentally, you don’t have to use honey or Vanilla!  The only thing I like better than honest to God Vanilla is the fabulous chocolate I buy at WILDERNESS FAMILY NATURALS.   I buy it online (just add .com to the name) by the 5# container and it is also “Fermented”. . .never had anything so good or so reasonably priced.  One might be able to add Stevia instead of other sweeteners.     . . .  . anway, hope some one will give this a go, it’s so good.          Jan

January 16, 2016

Clinton team messing up

Tell the Truth about Bernie’s Health Care Stand

Chelsea Clinton, (C) daughter of democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaks at a roundtable discussion on early childhood education, with State Representative Mary Jane Wallner, (L) and Kelli MacIver Bruns, at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center January 12, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Chelsea’s visit to New Hampshire follows a visit by her father Bill Clinton a week ago. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake.

They sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea out on behalf of her mother to bash Senator Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care.

What’s so wrong with that? Don’t all candidates use family surrogates when and where they can? The Kennedys, for example, deployed a horde of kinfolk for Jack’s campaign for president, then Bobby’s, then Teddy’s.

But when it’s the first time (as this was for Clinton the younger), the surrogate should be sure whereof she speaks, and had better stick to talking about her candidate, not the opponent. Unfortunately, Chelsea Clinton misrepresented Senator Sanders’ position, and her premiere performance on the stump backfired, producing a flood of political donations to Sanders.

Here’s what she said: “Senator Sanders wants to dismantle Obamacare, dismantle the [Children’s Health Insurance Program], dismantle Medicare, and dismantle private insurance.” Whew! She would have us believe that the Vermont senator is a one-man wrecking crew, an enraged King Kong – or, to be modern about it, a mendacious Darth Vader – proposing “to go back to an era – before we had the Affordable Care Act – that would strip millions and millions and millions of people off their health insurance.”

Uh, not exactly. In fact, not even close. As Karen Tumulty noted in The Washington Post, Bernie Sanders has long been a champion of a single-payer health care system as the only way to assure that all Americans receive medical coverage. Rather than “strip” millions and millions of people of their health insurance, he wants to be sure millions and millions of people actually get health insurance.

This was Sanders’ position as far back as 1993 when newly-elected President Bill Clinton put First Lady Hillary Clinton in charge of reforming our disheveled and unjust health care system. Her task force huffed and puffed in secret for months, calling in legions of experts and academics, ultimately producing a plan so complicated and impenetrable – not to mention unexplainable – that it would have collapsed of its own ponderous weight even if the Republicans had not propagandized it into a laughing stock of pretensions and inefficiencies that could only make matters worse.

And here’s an ironic note: During that 1993 quest for a health care plan, Secretary Clinton sent Sanders an autographed picture of the two of them, wishing him the best and thanking the senator “for your commitment to real health care access for all Americans.”

  • And look at former presidential candidate and single payer advocate Howard Dean, Bernie’s fellow Vermonter, who went on MSNBC this week and said that the Sanders plan “would in fact undo people’s health care… That is something people should be concerned about.”
  • Why the change of heart? Maybe because Dean “now serves as senior advisor to the law firm Dentons, where he works with the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation practice, a euphemism for Dentons’ lobbying team,” Lee Fang reports at The Intercept. “… The Dentons Public Policy and Regulation practice lobbies on behalf of a variety of corporate health care interests, including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America [PhRMA], a powerful trade group for drugmakers like Pfizer and Merck.”

Fang notes that, “Incumbent health care interests, particularly drug companies and insurers, have long viewed single-payer as a threat to their business model,” and points to documents that we uncovered in 2009 on Bill Moyers Journal with the help of former health insurance executive, now whistleblower Wendell Potter. They showed a systematic plan by health insurers to discredit single payer.

  • As president of the Clinton Foundation, the richly endowed philanthropy that has become the family’s private station for public causes, Chelsea Clinton must know this. The cynic might think the more than $2.6 million given so far by the health industry to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and outside groups supporting her (three times that of any other candidate, Democrat or Republican) might be leading Chelsea Clinton to use the same kind of false accusations so long used against her parents. But why would any of the family, their campaign team, advisors and supporters assume that the public would accept such a wild and irresponsible distortion?

All these years later, Sanders is still fighting the battle for single payer, Medicare-like coverage for all, even as fellow Democrats capitulated to the siren songs of the health and insurance industries. President Obama, himself a one-time advocate of single payer coverage, buckled to the insurance companies and its lobbyists and minions in Congress and agreed to health care legislation (the Affordable Care Act) that would continue to treat healing the sick as a profit center instead of a basic human right.

My comment:      

Distorted lies coming from the Clinton Clan is really hard for me to take;    they are after all, one of our ‘royal families’ whom most still think of fondly.  It is really hard to witness this kind of deception.  Lying, bullying. . .rolling in the mud may be the usual M.O. for some of the Republican candidates, but it remains outside the bounds of decency and good taste, as I’m sure the few remaining ‘old guard’ of the GOP will attest.  

Perhaps Hillary really is in trouble  on this run, but how bitter will be the lingering taste in the mouth if she pursues these tactics?  People really should win or loose based on what  they are offering — not on trying to tear down the opponent in order to make themselves look better (or gain unwarranted advantage). But how futile this is,  people know who Bernie is  and can see this  for what it is  . . .  a desperate  ploy.  (tho unbelievable and unexpected)  Jan

January 11, 2016

Dr Clark on Food polarization

Previous readers knew that I greatly admired Dr. Hulda Clark  and have so for more than 20 years.  She has written books and gathered a loyal following all over the world.  She gladly shared her brilliant work and even taught in her books how to build many of her incredibly fine pieces of equipment which she dreamed up and designed for use  with her own patients.    Went thru a bad  patch when I first came to Ohio and some doctors had me pretty worried  about myself,    didn’t know what to do. Went into a local health-food store and bent the ear of a nice lady who after hearing me out, put Dr Clark’s book in my  hands and asked me to look it over.  Said it seems  to have  helped  a lot of people.  The title was a bit off-putting — “The Cure for All Disease”  (I’m a practical Virgo), but I was desperate for help.    Needless to  say,  it changed me. . .how I thought;   gave me true hope,  a purpose and “how to”  on almost anything I could think of.  I have posted endlessly on her and her methods and always recommend her books.  I couldn’t go to her clinic in Mexico, but she generously spoke with me when I called her, and it helped. She was a dear, sainted woman for whom I will alway be grateful.  Those with whom she worked so closely, continue her work since she died.   I wanted to share this link with those of you who may be working on any of a variety  of problems, get her book as I did, or even reach out to this  Information Center. . .all really great people willing to assist.  

I tried to build a Zapper from the instructions in her book I mentioned.  Had to get a young man with a good mind and electrical knowledge to do it right for me.  Used it for years.  Worked fine.  But then I bought one of hers.  Now of course, they are even fancier and one can program them to combat specific diseases. etc.  This would be another of those  good reference sources you might want to consider subscribing to . .  .  .  .     .       just saying’, . . . .Jan

 

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Dear Dr. Clark guests!

by the Dr. Clark Information Center 

In this edition:

  • Why does fresh food have a north polarization ?
  • How often should one zap?
  • What is Triclosan and why should we avoid products with it?
  • Free Book: “Clark therapy – Health and Prevention at any age”
  • Saliva tests
  • Testimonial

Why does fresh food have a north polarization

The market in Barcelona has a great variety of fruits and vegetables of incredible colors, as you can see from the photo I personally took.

While it is the phenolic substances that give color and taste to our food, unfortunately they can also stimulate an allergic reaction in our bodies, as explained in our previous e-news.  There can be various reasons for our body having an allergic reaction to a phenolic substance. It can be caused by how the product was cultivated, harvested, how it was made to ripen or how it was cooked. Or simply because it is a natural part of the food as explained in the previous e-news.

Another very important aspect when talking about intolerances or allergic reaction is the polarization.
Fruit and vegetables, flowers and leaves, nuts and grains, all have a north polarization when they are freshly picked, except the seed, which has a south polarization.

This has been investigated by Dr. Clark. Fresh food freshly picked from the vegetable garden and tested with the Syncrometer has a north polarization.
North polarization turns slowly south as the food (even if it is organic) grows old, and thischange occurs iindependently from preserving it in the fridge or out in the open. Dr. Clark was of the idea  that the majority of our food as well as our water, should have a north polarization, with only a small quantity in the form of seeds, having a south polarization.

Food that is old, food that has been preserved, food that is packaged, food that contains metals, solvents, pesticides and laundry bleach all have a south polarization.

FRESH FOOD GIVES OUR BODY THE CORRECT POLARIZATION AND THE NECESSARY FORM OF NUTRIENTS

Dr. Clark said that today we are receiving an overdose of south polarized food and water  and that such food fills us with PGE2 and therefore our organs get inflammed opening the door of our cells  to bacteria, viruses and sicknesses.

The cited information has been taken from Dr. Clark’s research

How often do I use the zapper and at which frequency?

How often should I use the zapper is another most frequently asked question. You can find the answer to this question and many other questions  here. 
(To access this website you must register as it is reserved for members only).
Members, please note that with next e-news  there will be an update on the new clark-zapper.net website on plate-zapping and homeography, two new sciences invented by Dr. Clark. Find out more in our next e-news.

Why should we avoid products with  triclosan?

Triclosan is a common antibacterial agent used in toothpastes, soaps, washes and cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), see their articlehere,  say that triclosan is not known to be hazardous to humans, but lately this ingredient has been reviewed. FDA is reviewing all of the available evidence on this ingredient’s safety in consumer products but the sole fact that they have found this chemical in the blood and urine samples of teenager girls, is not a comforting thought. It is now a proven fact that triclosan not only increases resistance to bacteria, but that it also alters hormone regulation in animal studies.

As the Scientific American Com reports in the article below , they have found an accumulation of triclosan in one third of the tested bottlenose dolphins off the coast of South Carolina and one fourth of the dolphins tested in Florida.

Studies on bullfrogs showed that triclosandisrupts the hormonal system blocking the tadpole’s development into frogs.

This is shocking news even though quite expected if we think that 76% of soaps in the USA contain triclosan and 350 tons of it are used in Europe in commercial products. Three quarters of people tested in the USA have triclosan in their urine and has been found in breast milk of Swedish women. You will  find the complete article here.
study  reported that triclosan has been found in human plasma and breast milk in higher concentrations in those mothers that used personal care products containing triclosan compared to those that did not.
At this link you can read   the disturbing news that over 95% of triclosan ends up in our waters for the fact that the water treatment plants do not remove it. This can end up in the production of dioxin and resistant-bacteria populations.
Triclosan has also been found to be highly toxic to different types of algae and is therefore responsible for “the destruction of the balance of the ecosystem.“ Researchers in Sweden found high levels of triclosan present in the bile of fish in Sweden. It might also be an endocrine disruptor. Read  the wholearticle here..
You can find certified organic SANCTUM body-care products, triclosan-free here: www.drclark.com

Saliva testing

We understand that not everone has a naturopath or doctor close to them who is experienced at bio feedback testing such as with Dr. Hulda Clark’s Syncrometer.  However Dr. Clark said that to have such a test, it is not necessary to be physically present. A saliva sample is sufficient. Not only can your saliva be tested, but you can also test your drinking water,  body-care products, house dust and the saliva of your pet for the presence of parasites, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, etc.

If you are interested in such a test, contact Syncrometer tester Heike Beckershere 

Free Book

Naturopathic Physician Ignacio Chamorro, a student of Dr. Clark, has written an easy to follow and practical book about his application of the Clark protocol in his treatment of more than 10’000 patients.  I find it to be a very useful book that is especially helpful as a Clark guide. I personally appreciate that he mentions every single supplement Dr. Clark used, what it is used for, and the correct dosage.  The book is available for downloading at no cost here

A hard copy of the book is also free though there is a charge of USD 8.-for shipping and handling and can be requestedhere

Testimonials

As usual, at the end of this newsletter,  you will find some recent testimonials. We thank all those who have taken the time and effort to put their story in writing.
We deeply appreciate the fact that they are willing to share their private health experiences with us.
We also want to make an appeal to encourage others to write their experiences. If you have had success  applying the Clark protocol, we would be very pleased to hear about it. This not only keeps our  motivation high, but also helps others that are experiencing the same or similar, health problems.
Notice: These testimonials are reproduced verbatim as received from the originators; except for correction of typos or shortening where needed. These testimonials do not imply that the results achieved will be achieved in every case or that these are typical results.

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If you missed reading this newsletter, or  earlier ones, you can  find them here.

With warmest greetings,
Cristina
The Dr. Clark Information Center Team

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I tell you the story of my cat Oliver, a cat of the forests of Norway.
In August I notice that something is wrong with him.. he is drinking too much. The veterinarian tells me that it is a serious kidney failure and that he suspects cancer and that he has 4 to 5 months to live.I bring my cat to another clinic where they are less pessimists, but they let me know that the situation is nonetheless serious.
They do infusions and other things.Saturday he seemed very bad.. he was not drinking at all and he doesn’t get up anymore and I believed he was at the end.
I attach him to the zapper and do the frequencies of kidneys and the driver for the kidneys.
After a couple of hours he gets up and eat nearly two whole bowls.
He wants to go outside. We are amazed!
S.A.
Disclaimer and NoticeWe are not medical doctors. This is not medical advice, but merely a reference to Dr. Clark’s findings. For medical advice, consult with your physician. Please note that reference to Dr. Clark’s findings does not necessarily imply that these findings have been corroborated by other scientists. Other scientists may disagree. We do not make any promises with regards to products mentioned. Note that in the US the zapper and the frequency generator are not medical devices and we can’t advocate them for medical use.

Dr. Clark Information Center

January 7, 2016

Know what’s in VACCINES

If You Have Children

Any household interested in the welfare of children, should already be motivated to stay abreast of what VACCINES are about.  It pays to do your due diligence, for the fate of the future of our species can be at stake here.  I’ve been on this for years, probably because I seem to have a kind of ‘earth-mother’ complex, can’t help myself.  One of these days, somebody with a lot more clout than I could ever have will realize that what is happening to thousands of children (in the name of health-care) is more than simple error or misdirection; it is cruel and should be criminal (actually, it is criminal, but AMA and BIG PhRMA are getting away  with it — no matter how much damage they do to us and our kids.  They have total immunity from any liability whatsoever – – with regard to immunization vaccines.)  With every shot, our  little  one’s health is being forever changed, often ruined from the first shot;   normal expectations become unrealistic and coping with the results are such an impossible burden to the families whose  chances for happiness and normalcy are destroyed.    

The majority of  hard-pressed families aren’t on the  internet or seeking information  on blogs  like mine for advice.  The doctors they go to pretty much follow  the “program” or suffer consequences.  So how do people  know what to believe about some of the ‘things’ they hear.  Our culture has always trusted, if not revered our doctors.  In this age of materialism, however, nothing like that is any longer warranted.  Kids still want to grow up and become a doctor based on desire to heal, help others.  But getting thru medical school today no longer has much  relationship to that original calling.  Big Phrma controls the learning schedule and tosses away most of the value from the  past.  It has become a pill for every pain and patients become captive for  life,  never getting better but loaded  with new problems from all the meds (toxic, generally because of  being chemical)  rather than natural and seeking causes to correct naturally.  Healthy bodies generally don’t get sick.  Our world is polluted,  our waters, food, soil and  plants we eat – all suffering the same fate. . .everything is chemicals including most meds.  This isn’t what  our bodies were constructed to survive on,  so does its darndest to eliminate (further taking its own energies unnecessarily to do) instead of  concentrating on normal, usual duties.  

The following is from today’s monthly newsletter to which I have long subscribed – NVIC.    I used to post most of what I received from them.  They should be in the blogroll and I highly recommend you  participate, just enroll to receive – it’s free.   I can’t maintain the voluminous capacity of my yesteryears — too much to do, and I am alone.  I still enjoy being able to contribute what I can, for my interest  is still strong.       Jan

NVIC   The Vaccine Reaction

VACCINATION

Polysorbate 80: A Risky Vaccine Ingredient

Published January 5, 2016 | Ingredients

The recent public conversation about the safety of vaccine ingredients has centered primarily around mercury (thimerosal), aluminum and formaldehyde. However, there are other concerning ingredients in vaccines that are not talked about as often, one of which is Polysorbate 80-also known as Tween 80 and polyoxyethylene-sorbitan-20 mono-oleate. Polysorbate 80 is a surfactant commonly used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry.

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January 6, 2016

U.S. guts meat-labeling law

Why does (USA) take orders from the WTO 

We are a sovereign nation, total and complete within ourselves!  Between our Bill of Rights and (seemingly) inspired Constitution, we have all we need to  be able to run a sound government and have an ethical code of behavior for the rest of us to use in order to live peacefully together.   Mostly, it  works, guaranteeing  ALL  many rights and freedoms to  which we mostly are-fondly-attached.  When  routine, normal rules and laws are denied to any of us.. .we will rebel, rise up, coalesce and come together to protect ourselves.  Through proper mechanisms. . . justice will almost always  prevail.  (almost  I say – because  we are only human . . we aren’t perfected yet).  By  and large on paper – if not actually, . . .IT WORKS  –  as we have been the “Ideal”  other nations point to, admire and want to emulate.  On paper, it IS good here.  

What doesn’t ‘show’ in all  the above description is the elevation of the power of the MEGA BUCKS to make the choices we used to make ourselves – – BY OUR VOTES personally, to the best of our ability to do.  We knew it was important, because it was OUR COUNTRY   – –   O U R S !   Having this stake came with responsibility to do so;  by and large we did for a great many years.    Laws started to change as huge corporate structures were successful in cleverly aligning the  lawmakers to their  priorities in a very propitious manner benefiting them both.  Over the last several decades  we have been realizing that no matter how we vote, who we put into office nor what they promised while running for office, our constituency needs weren’t being met or listened to.   Everybody likes to say Washington is ‘broken’ . . . but is that really what it is?  Isn’t it more like corruption?      

Read your Bible,  or seek answers from God (by whatever name you call him/her). . . the fault lies in what the heart cherishes. .  .  or mind, as the case may be. It seems that in many,  the heart seems heavily crusted over with crass materialism.  .  .  which stated bluntly, is just G R E E D .  Somehow, we gotta get the reigns back in our hands and eliminate the death-grip the Corporate structure has on our legislative process.  Perhaps we actually DO need to tighten regulatory restrictions in order  to restore balance.  

Between  GMO’s,  Agribusiness and BIG PhRMA,  it is amazing perhaps that we have any degree of health at all – – for we are what we eat. Today, what most of us are eating and ingesting one way or another is anything but healthy.  The experts confuse us and rarely agree on anything, leaving us scratching our heads on how and what to eat to really BE healthy.  ORGANIC is the natural state of food occurring as nature intended.  When I was born, grew up, married and raised a family, organic was never discussed as  it  would never have occurred to anyone to use that term.  Why would they?   Food was food, and it was good.  Most everybody was healthy, barring accidents.   Of course, the middle class was the biggest and were proud,  productive and able to buy modest homes and provide for good lives. Stuff Changes. Now, unless one buys organic and eats mostly raw, there isn’t too much chance for decent health.  Eating processed anything is NOT healthy.  But our class is struggling  to even be in the middle class. . .few can afford raw or organic, for money is scarce and there are many bellies to feed.  These are part of the reasons that Vilsack’s Agriculture gets all  those subsidized arrangements to grow wheat and corn and soy (ALL GMO and therefore, not healthy), because we can more cheaply feed the hungry masses.   What a solution!    

I have a few ideas which maybe could bring some  positive changes.     How about changing rules and laws on those huge corporate structures who have made their fortunes here, but over the last few decades have closed-up shop and shutdown factories  and sent the jobs overseas leaving industries and workers of those industries  – I dunno,   up-a-tree or sold-down-the-river,  your choice of words for the concept.   But then, they remain here and send all income earned by their operations offshore anywhere else other than here.  PAY NO  TAXES.  Is that Okay?  Ethical?   In my mind it never will be.    When my HP died, I got a MAC mini. Did you see “60 Minutes” recently?  Had a big story on Apple.   Was an eye-opener!  ALL the labor force other than the big brain department (design etc) is done  overseas and resources sent to the Cayman Islands.  Does this bother me?  As soon as I get it paid off, I’m getting rid of it and then buying an American made  – built-in-USA computer.   Yeah, it bothers me. . . so much  for those who used America to grow a healthy business, using our people, roads, ethical practices and all the other advantages of living here.  Then to save money sends jobs abroad >  to save even more money, . . income offshore.

Many of us have figured out what seems to be wrong with being blessed with living in this glorious country. The “law” seems to be  applied indiscriminately to the enormously wealthy while acerbically harsher to the lower classes.  (Like in the case of America’s near melt-down  in 2008 that Obama inherited,  of the total financial condition of our banking system and taking us all with it much like the days of the Great Depression in 1929.  It wreaked great harm on our people,  losing everything from homes, kid’s college plans and placed inordinate burdens on all to pull us out of this hell.  The games these banking geniuses were playing would never have been allowed  if Clinton had not  relaxed the rules and deleted others.   It started there, but our form of justice allowed the slate to be cleansed with huge fines and no one was prosecuted.  Rules were not corrected – we’re still talking about it.  None of the heads of all those banks went to jail.  In fact, most have greatly increased their sizes and growth, in volume and financial strength once again and still getting away with their ‘games’).  Yet regular kids can spend years in jail due to being found possessing drugs. . . not hurting anyone.  But, what do I know?

Hard to digest if indeed, we are all equal under the law.  So there is that.  A little bit of “ditto” with regard to science.  Open minds (only) can survive in science where facts speak for themselves by evidence thru trial and effort and error leading to evidence. With Pharmaceuticals, claims are made for safety, but only claims are necessary . accepted by FDA,  put on market subjecting millions to risk, loss and death.  It happens  daily; the injuries, the addictions,  needless death.   Only after too much carnage  does the  truth ‘sometimes’ come to light.  Trials were skewed; (some scientists were walking away because of the skewed efforts to which they couldn’t put their name lest they be associated with it);  products withdrawn.  And yet these same corporations have no legal liability for they have been protected by faulty legal decisions which they continue to operate under.  No part of it fair or ethical,  tho said to be legal. .  . so there is also that.  But mandating that all kids be vaccinated or be shunned by the school system, many, many doctors now demanding that children be vaccinated or seek doctoring elsewhere.  This overrides (nullifies) parental rights;  endangers children, and rates of autism and neurological damage is every where and still growing, leaving parents with often no where to go, no options. And no recourse.  Just some fluke of fate?  Can’t  wrap my mind around that.

Not carping here because I’m just a negative person — I’m not.  I see solutions everywhere that massive amounts of money could be SAVED.  Expand Social Security to everyone – cradle to grave, no more insurance to deal with.  Stop  worrying so much about pharmaceuticals;  in most cases – completely unnecessary.  BIG PhRMA is new on the scene, but oh,  how fast they  have taken over and somehow grown the moxie to claim total ownership of anything remotely associated with bringing about healing in any form.  Its their way or NO way. So unrealistic.  Healing has been going on for as long as man has been on earth (guess thats around 5000 years now, right?). . .or it it 500 million years? oh well, what does that matter?  just more words. Holistic or Naturopathic physicians still value nature’s yield and bounty and seem to understand fully the indisputable relationship of man to nature and the relevance of the totality to health.  Never tire of restating Hippocrates, the father of medicine’s  oft repeated words. . . “let food be thy medicine, and medicine, thy food.”  If only. . . .   .      

Then moving on to the food;  Every effort should be made to insure that food be grown in the most natural, chemical-free method  imaginable.  So if we eliminate the  chemicals  in RX meds,  attack the pollution on farming and allow farmers to get back to growing stuff like they used  to – organically!  IMAGINE THAT!  If everybody starts getting healthy by simply eating well, there won’t be any necessity for meds at all. Or perhaps I should say, very little.  Who  wouldn’t choose to be well if they just knew how.  How about stopping with  GMO everything and magically increase our chance at health? No need to  give all those subsidies  to GMO garbage no one actually wants.  How about helping out the organic guys – – they’re working hard and earn little more than the  sweat off their brow.  That could be a true help.

I don’t eat much  meat as it is because I can’t afford it.  And I read the labels, my beef must be free range and grass fed right up to slaughter.  Stopped eating most everything from lakes, rivers or oceans (and I love it all) because all the  waters are so contaminated now and I wouldn’t consider frankenfish.  Without labels I can positively trust,  I will now, no longer buy any animal products.   I’ll miss them and rue the day my government allowed this to happen.  I fear this is the same ole,  same ole  – – GREED,  as in government corruption!  When did we cede these CHOICES to some foreign  authority and why?   I think a lot of us would be willing to go to war  over this.  I never gave consent and won’t accept it.  This ruling protects only those who need darkness to survive, . . the corporate structure  It has nothing whatever to do with protecting people  or their health, . . .in fact, its gonna hurt us all. . . .       .        .    goodnite,   Jan

 

guess this article got my blood boiling a bit.

Amid pressure, U.S. guts meat-labeling law

By Mary Clare Jalonick    

Associated Press  

WASHINGTON — It’s now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal’s country of origin on packages of red meat. It’s a major victory for the meat industry, which had fought the law in Congress and the courts since the early 2000s.

  • Lawmakers said they had no choice but to get rid of the labels after the World Trade Organization repeatedly ruled against them. The WTO recently authorized Canada and Mexico, which had challenged the law, to begin more than $1 billion in economic retaliation against the United States.
  • “U.S. exporters can now breathe a sigh of relief,” said Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. The longtime opponent of the labels helped add the repeal to a massive year-end spending bill. After the law was passed, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the government immediately would stop requiring the labels.

Consumer groups say the repeal is a disappointment just as consumers are asking for more information on their food packages. Advocates say the labels help people make more-informed buying decisions and encourage purchases of American meat.

Before repeal, the labels told shoppers that a particular cut of meat was “born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States” or “born, raised and slaughtered in the United States.” Congress first required the labels in 2002 amid fears of mad cow disease from imported cattle.

  • Consumer groups criticized Congress for repealing the law for ground meat and pork in addition to the fresh cuts of meat that were the subject of WTO concerns.

The bill was “a holiday gift to the meatpacking industry from Congress,” complained the advocacy group Food and Water Watch. Meatpackers who buy Mexican cattle were some of the law’s most aggressive opponents.

The repeal also was a big defeat for lawmakers from northern border states where U.S. ranchers compete with Canadian ranchers. Those lawmakers insisted on including the labeling in the 2002 and 2008 farm bills and this year fought to replace it with a voluntary program once the WTO rulings came down.

  • Roger Johnson of the National Farmers Union, which has strong membership in those states, said the group was “furious” about the repeal.

“Packers will be able to once again deliberately deceive consumers,” Johnson said.

Still, there was some good news for food-labeling advocates in the bill. Despite an aggressive push by the food industry, lawmakers decided not to add language that would have blocked mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients.

 

 

December 28, 2015

So many pains – what to do

Pain hurts, destroys and kills

All kinds of pain,  physical, emotional and mental;  each presenting in varying degrees. We live through a car accident, we have physical, psychic, emotional and financial pain – the works.   Break a bone. . .there will be pain.  Pain happens with such regularity that like it or not, we have been forced to accept that it is a part of our lives.  Most all of us do what we can to insure we don’t hurt  ourselves –  exercise normal discretion.  But what about those unplanned, yet routine migraine  headaches. . . just keep coming?  Or the arthritis  sufferer,  from the first few  unfamiliar twinges all the way up to the gnarled body using a wheel-chair?  No one feels they deserve this and will generally do whatever they can to reduce/relieve the pain.  We take OTC pills from the drug store (wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t safe — right?)  Or get a prescription med from a doctor – they knows what they are doing – right?  

We wish we knew WHY this  happens?. . . .  what is the cause?  Then maybe we could DO something to correct it.  It can’t logically be true so many causes are unknown.  Doesn’t relate to the usual, normal occurrences  found in nature, you know – cause and effect.  Our body falls in that category, in addition,  the body has superior wisdom  (divinely made) which is capable of running the entire network of systems in a manner no educated CEO or MBA could even dream of.  Our bodies have something in common with computers – – garbage in, garbage out.  Unlike computers however, the body is made of natural  (earth-related) material and requires natural (earth-grown) food for sustenance.  Our body/organisms have proved to be adaptable, but denied natural, nutritive, wholesome foodstuff, will decline, become unable to defend itself. We have adulterated food (GMO’s,  Frankinfish, Agribusiness with chemical fertilizers and bug control sterilizing our soils – yielding crops little more nutritious than paper) and animals kept in cruel fashion, fed corrupt diets they would NEVER eat if there was choice.    So, we aren’t all that healthy!  But add to that the toxic side effects of most so-called medicines which blast away at us when using  media (TV, etc) with disturbing accounts of the negative  possibilities you must watch out for,  We are being “brain-washed” from cradle to grave to accept this manipulation.  Used to be illegal here in USA, and still is in so many  other educated countries.  

So as it happens, though we don’t intend these outcomes, in fact – we are causing it.  #1 Innocently perhaps because we don’t know, and those who do know aren’t telling. Yes,  there are conspiracies – those who make decisions in our agencies formed to protect us, but  they are protecting those who profit from the lies – the producers of the toxins which contaminate the world we live in  — Agribusiness, FDA – allowing it,  Monsanto and other chemical corps, and BIG PhRMA  and all those elected officials and representatives we send to Washington to take care of things for us, but instead — pass laws for ‘them’.  Yeah, its stacked against us alright. . .but what do I know?  

#2 Ignorantly, by not assuming our responsibility to take care of things ourselves by  putting out the effort and asking questions.  .  .and getting rid of those who don’t perform.  Most don’t realize their body talks to them.  Pain in the tummy – something – ain’t right!. . . I need help here.  (not Tums or meds), but proper eating habits.  Find out what foods go together and why. I’ve spoken of it  often in ‘smokinchoices’. . . called food combining. Stomach may need digestive aids (enzymes), then eating right – no more sore tummy.  Or farting is also ‘talking’ to you.  Again food;  you’ve no doubt combined starches with protein at same meal  (Mac and cheese,  spaghetti and meat- balls,   meat and potatoes.  Carbs and proteins need different digestive juices to breakdown and become available for nutrient.  Eaten together,neither digests – instead – goes to the gut and ferments (not in a good way) and thats how this gas is born. But in the mean time, we spent the money on food, time on preparing it — but our body gets not only no nutrition, but extra work to eliminate the offender.  On Dr Oz’s show (some time ago) heard them discussing that passing gas is normal and everyone does it!  Average being 17 farts daily.  Indeed!  World famous doctor.   They are too busy studying pharmaceuticals (chemicals) – [a pill for every ailment],  rather than the body’s true needs.   I could go on endlessly, . . . . . but the point of this post is PAIN and the pursuit of its avoidance.  I have more to add following this article I meant to post a few months back.  Not much has changed — been going on for decades.  We are given these pills, then advised not to take them, because they can kill us or destroy our inner organs.  What a choice!  But, imagine, if one can figure out what the problem is, why can’t we just go with it and see what happens?  See  ya below:

 

FDA updates heart warnings on popular pain relievers

 WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers to reflect new information about their risks of heart attack and stroke.

The changes being announced  apply to prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, including arthritis treatments like Celebrex. The Food and Drug Administration said it plans to make similar changes to over-the-counter drugs in the same class, such as Advil and Motrin.

Language on the pills currently warns that they can increase the risk of heart-related problems if used long term.

However, the FDA’s new warning states that heart attacks and strokes can occur in the first few weeks of taking the drugs. The agency also warns that the risks increase with higher doses of the drugs. The updates are based on an FDA review of recent studies and recommendations by outside advisers.

“In general, patients with heart disease or risk factors for it have a greater likelihood of heart attack or stroke,” the agency notes in the announcement posted to its website.

The labeling change is the latest step in the FDA’s ongoing safety review of the drugs which stretches back to 2004. That’s when Merck & Co Inc. pulled its blockbuster pain reliever Vioxx off the market because of links to heart attack and stroke.

Vioxx had been heavily advertised as a new kind of NSAID that was supposed to be easier on the stomach. But its withdrawal shook the medical establishment and ushered in a new era of drug safety at the FDA.

  • In 2005, the agency added boxed warnings to all prescription NSAIDS, including Pfizer’s Celebrex and high-dose versions of ibuprofen and naproxen. Celebrex is the only drug from the same class as Vioxx that remains on the market. The prescription NSAIDs are generally used for long-term chronic pain conditions like arthritis.

The agency also added similar warnings to lower-dose, over-the-counter NSAIDs like Aleve and Advil. Those drugs currently warn patients to take the lowest dose possible for as short a period as possible. They are not intended to be used for pain longer than 10 days, according to their labels.  (like that’s going to happen)

Advil is marketed by Pfizer Inc., while Aleve is sold by Bayer. Many generic drugmakers market cheaper versions of the drugs.

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continuing: . . . almost anything one reads tells us that inflammation is a cause factor of most modern, current diseases.  We read/hear this a lot, but hardly anyone has anything truly useful which aids us to know what to do.   How do we help ourselves by just knowing that?  We know inflammation by it symptoms — pain, tenderness and stiffness in muscles and joints.   So what causes inflammation?  Its the FOOD, of course, but a more complicated ball of wax, depending on the individual. In arthritis, there is the cooked food syndrome.  One needs far more raw (uncooked) fruits and vegetables (for minerals and vitamins) and this enables a more balanced ph level of approximately 7 (normal human figure).  The Standard American Diet (SAD) is loaded with too many useless calorie carbohydrates, far too many “sweet” things (sugar) and with some others — too much animal protein.   All these add up to being overly acidic which is the soil in which to grow disease of all kinds.  So  when cooking food, enzymes are destroyed > digestion impaired, gut is harmed,  nutritive needs not met. . .stuff breaks down.   I did a post 11-17-15 called  Walter Last holistic healer, from whom I’m attempting to reference now.  There is nothing that I could say which might even come close to his evidence based words.  I suggest you see it and perhaps download anything you might want to know about any disease. He lives abroad and everything he wrote is on one of his sites – FREE.  

We seriously need to care for our digestive issues, (especially as we age) taking hydrochloric acid as our ability to make it drops.  There’s much  simple, easy, fairly cheap stuff that can be done without so much as  one prescription drug.  (I DL’d his 21 page article on Arthritis and Rheumatism.    Haven’t finished reading it to be sure, but love what I’ve read.    I’m not really so much a “label person.”  I think it can be a trap – convenient way out.  I just need to know WHY and WHAT  I can do to correct it.  And because of Walter Last, I found what works for me.   The Borax Conspiracy ( a 10 pager),  turned out to be my solution.   Wasn’t easy wrapping my mind around it, .. kinda struggled.  But I accepted his logic , theory,. . .then evidence of 1000’s who found blessed relief . . .took the stuff and never looked back. . .glad to leave their pain behind.  

If I were younger and had a bottomless pit of money, I’d head for the courts and stop only when I was dead or in the supreme court.  No corporate structure in the world has the RIGHT to deny people the natural solution that our earth provided and smart men discovered how to use to the benefit of so many who suffered and could so easily be put to rest (corrected – neutralized), returning those in pain to full utilization of their body parts which had been too painful to move before.  It’s  outrageous! and criminal.  And why?  This stuff works for pennies which  was costing PhRMA millions in lost revenue!. . but not helping those who were ill.  They did it because they could!

So of course, I did this thing.   The hardest part  for me was finding out how much water was in a liter.  Then checking and sure enough, had this old box on a shelf – maybe 20 years old, now in the form of a brick.  Had to break it down, then with mortar and pestle ground  down only a teaspoon of it to put in the liter of water.  Stirred around, dissolving it.  1 tsp to the quart of water is the ‘solution’;  needing  1 tsp daily  of the ‘solution’ to restore  balance to body from the acidic (inflammatory) state, or I should say maintain it once it has been tamed.  To bring a very painful arthritic condition to a  pain-free point of mobility and  usefulness will take about 2 – 3 months (give or take) @ 1 tsp two or three times a day.  Its easy to do,  has no taste.  Pain and inflammation is just one of its benefits — so much more – Hormonal, but another time.

I’m an eager, willing person with arthritic hands.    Took my first dose that night  and woke next day feeling ‘something’ but didn’t know what, except I felt pretty good and wanted to get up and have at it.  Yeah, guess, I did feel a tad better than usual.  So I hadn’t hurt myself — I’m going for the gold!      So that day, took 3 doses; repeated next and every day.  It’s a week now.   Haven’t noticed my hips or knee bothering me.  Hands not home free, but no shooting pains, numbness not as bad. Got nothing  to loose.  Always use my body as my personal laboratory for all the stuff I make.  Haven’t used pharmaceuticals in over 5 – 6 years.  And with  2 exceptions, no OTC stuff either.   Able to maintain pretty good health with my EFT and Eden Energy medicine.  Lo, these 86 years,  still counting my blessings. . .which just keep comin’ . . . .    .     .   Jan

 

 

December 21, 2015

Mood – Mind altered by Meds

Its true,  in our conversations these days about the crazy killing frenzy we keep having thrust on us,  we hear little about  CAUSES which may very well be at work here.  For a long time the main culprit  has been  largely seen as A  “GUN CONTROL” issue.  I doubt few would argue against the unfettered access to any and all guns are a legitimate issue. . .and I would agree.    

 The latest issue seen in causation (which has in my mind been over-blown on the right by the GOP in effort to eternally blame Obama for ‘everything’) is of course the idea of ‘Radicalized Muslims’ coming into this country for evil intent to harm and kill us.  Is this a possibility?  Sure – it’s already happened!  But it is rare and uncommon.  Can’t  look at these years of erratic behavior in so many of our own youth – – some of them from privileged homes.  While I’m kinda fanatic about the chemicals in our water,  I don’t think its the WATER.  Nor is it just the chemicals in our foods via agribusiness. . . . tho that largely contributes to our health breakdown – and lets face it, we can’t separate the health of our body from a healthy, balanced mind.  

So very many areas come to mind in wondering about what is  happening to our kids as they grow up today.  It isn’t mysterious.    Our nation was up until recently largely “middle-class” and with that background, family was almost everything.  Nothing was too much for those we  loved, for that is where the heart was.  With the middle-class all but disappeared, we have become a country of the rich and powerful on the one hand with the poor and desperately needy wasting away on the fringes.  Few  in any class have what they need to live with dignity and meaning – – purpose.  African American and Latino families are worse off. . . . no jobs for these especially. Commitment to family and community are so hard to come by.  From one side of our  country to the other,  the people are pretty much the same;  good hearts, innate common sense and the desire to amount to something.  Almost all, willing to help.   STRESS is a killer and it is prevalent.   Our financial underclasses, mostly, can’t afford medicine  or what used to be decent medical care with knowledgable, thoughtful physicians..  Now its insurance companies dictating,  doctors on tight schedules and getting burned out — and losing  their reason for being there.  No time for relationships, especially between doctors and patients — too often pills are prescribed, never seeking the problem, and causing more harm than any possible good.  This is more prevalent amongst the children and the poor in general.  (This is theoretical, not statistical.)   But parents and teachers too,  dispense arbitrary rewards and punishments instead of more thoughtful solutions.    

Just attempting to show how  naturally and simply we frail humans can take short-cuts that gets all in trouble.  How kids are given meds to control or sidestep certain behaviors.  Pills  will never take the place of caring and love. . .weren’t meant to.   But they can and do cause harm . . .an kill.  Hear Ben Swann relate what he found.  Jan

 

Politics and Media Insight

Asking the Right Question

Ben Swann


With yet another mass shooting in the USA, our hearts go out to the families grieving for loved ones. This is also a time to ask questions. As investigative reporter Ben Swann asks, “Why is it always a discussion about guns and not about mental health and mood-altering prescription drugs?”

Why do we need to ask that question? In “Reality Check: Why Aren’t Shootings Sparking Debate Over Anti-Depressants?” Swann provides a sampling of the individuals behind mass shootings from the past 15 years … revealing which prescription drug—along with the known side-effects—the shooter was taking.

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December 18, 2015

DNC This is over the line of decency!

TIPPING THE SCALES FOR HILLARY

The American DEMOCRATIC PARTY  headed up by Debbie Wasserman Schultz must have gone  over the hill and for all I know – “Out-of-their-minds”  if they believe they can pull the wool over so many, many of us who TOTALLY, precisely HAVE MADE A DECISION about our voting choice,  and unwilling to give up that right;  will NOT BE COERCED!     It is too bad that you are so accustomed to having  complete control and shaping all outcomes  to suit  your personal pre-conceived ideas of how things  aught to be.  WON’T WORK THIS TIME.  Incidentally,  this is one of the reasons we are so enamored with Bernie Sanders  – – his vision suits our needs better than anyone else who is running and he’s got our vote.    

I haven’t a spare minute of time let alone money to ‘donate’ to the DNC because my experience has shown me they no longer represent me or my interests  nationally or locally.  This is supposed  to be fair,  independent and impartial with the presidential hopefuls . . . yet it is anything but that.    Shultz has demonstrated that it’s nothing more than part of that “BIG MACHINERY”  we are all so opposed to.. . . the one where the FIX is in and serving only the big (corrupt, corporate) design.     D.S. Schultz should have been disqualified from a”leadership” role,  if for no other reason than her blind intolerance of anyone but Hillary  (still carrying her water  since Hillary’s first run, which she apparently never got over).   This woman has no shame;  that’s on her!  However, she has no legal right to keep trying to run the show by her own manipulative plans.  What do people  love most about Bernie (besides his excellent ideas)?    We admire his authenticity.  He is straight up, honest and legitimate. . .for a very  long time. Has no need to play games, cheat or throw dirty punches.   Not his style and everyone knows that.  

This latest ruse is unconscionable and if necessary – a couple hundred million of us will say so — IN COURT!     America, be on guard – seems we ARE under attack – from within.  Just wanted any who might be interested to know where I stand  and I feel this is a terrible way to run a zoo. . . or U can stand against it!   Jan

 

Bernie Sanders for President

Jan –

Here’s the truth: from the first day of this campaign, our success has shocked many of the Democratic Party Establishment who would have preferred a coronation over a competitive campaign.

And the reality is that the huge turnouts that we’ve had at our meetings, our strong fundraising, our volunteer base, and quick rise in the polls have caused the Democratic National Committee to place its thumb on the scales in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. You see that fact evidenced in their decision to bury he Democratic debates on weekends during nationally televised football games. It’s more or less an open secret.

This week, due to a fault in their own technology platforms, the DNC took unprecedented steps to take away our access to data accumulated through tens of thousands of voter contacts made by our volunteers — supporters like you who power our political revolution. In essence, the Democratic Establishment is effectively shutting down our ability to access the information we need for field campaigns and volunteer activities just six weeks before the Iowa Caucuses. And they haven’t told us when they will turn it back on.

In other words, the leadership of the Democratic National Committee is attempting to undermine our insurgent campaign. This is not acceptable. We can and must respond.

Sign our petition telling the Democratic National Committee — in no uncertain terms — that you expect a level playing field in this primary campaign. This is important.

That the Democratic Party would deny our staff and volunteers access to data needed to contact voters in Iowa and New Hampshire on the day we reached two million individual contributions and received two of our most prominent endorsements is disconcerting.

We hope they’ll do the right thing for us, and for our supporters, quickly. But so far they haven’t listened to our campaign. But I am hopeful they’ll listen to you.

Send a powerful message to the DNC by adding your name to our petition today:

https://go.berniesanders.com/level-the-field

We’ll be in touch soon as this situation evolves. You are the power behind this campaign. We are doing something unprecedented, and that has a lot of people scared.

In solidarity,

Jeff Weaver
Campaign Manager
Bernie 2016

 

 

December 17, 2015

Why all these chemicals?

Not me, but Bill Moyers & Company to speak of Chemicals and Corruption

In truth, I’ve been carping about this so long that even I am tired of my own sound.  Far better  to hear those with the “Global, renowned voices” with clout.  But lets not kid ourselves, it’s gonna take getting the ear of a BERNIE once he’s in the Oval office who will make this his concern to do the people’s business – because its important to us.  Just think – if these evils could be corrected through transparency and daylight, our financial devastation would be solved because people wouldn’t be so sick and stop taking BIG PhRMA’s fixes which only adds to the burden, because people don’t know what else to do.  (including the doctors who are taught zip about NUTRITION.)  

Our farming heritage could return to its roots, which while labor intensive, would be cheaper without all the chemicals and fake fertilizer. . .which would bring far more profit to those who  do the work rather than those who distribute poisons to the land, killing indiscriminately all life forms.  Imagine returning balance to NATURE’S CONTROL and design.   We have a decent grasp and start with all the work our President has worked to orchestrate globally on “climate change.”   Nothing short of “heroic,” but to hear the ignorant responses from the so-called right about the scientific, intelligent aggressive action President Obama has shown is leaving the rest of the world scratching their heads wondering what on earth has happened to the people of America.   Glad I don’t have to answer that one.  D’ya think it might be the water?  We can’t lie awake nights  worrying about it, just keep striving towards what we know is right for all of us,  not just the few.    

 

Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market

Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market

A six-month investigation finds that the revolving door between government and the chemical industry has led the EPA to rely on easily manipulated research. By Valerie Brown and Elizabeth Grossman

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How Corrupt Is Your State?

How Corrupt Is Your State?

There may be lots of good government laws, but corruption, influence peddling and lack of government accountability are in fact very

difficult to prevent across all 50 states. By AJ Vicens

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It is so easy to become discouraged as we learn what really has been going on — and for how long!    100 years ago when stuff was simpler, we no doubt could have taken an appropriate action, . . .  you know – headed  stuff off at the pass.  Easy to say now, but how likely is it that our eyes could have seen down the road any better than everyone else’s of that time?    So easy to say what might have been, but this is unproductive and leads nowhere.  Far better to see clearly, rethink – – set plans for further action and then set about to gather the energy  AND MAKE IT HAPPEN.  This  at least has  a chance for fruition bringing huge benefit to everyone equally,  rich and poor,  black and white or any other distinction.   We are all entitled to freedom from toxic poisons regardless of form or reason for its existence;  none of us are experimental animals.  We are entitled to clean air,  natural, clean, impurity-free water, healthy soil  in which to grow our food and healthy land for all our smaller animal brothers and sisters to roam freely in.  

Nor should any of  us be compelled against our will to be subjected to mandatory medication or any other treatment, because our disease-laden population is already inundated  with toxic loads the human organism was never to meant to bear or assimilate. . .which is why our cancer, diabetes, emotional and neurological problems, coronary, thyroid, autism and other mental impairments, and obesity rates are driving all this misery and destruction. Most of our population can’t afford to pay for ORGANIC FOOD and many of our poorer neighborhoods don’t even HAVE ordinary food-markets.  So what are people to do?  We  are an ill-served nation. We have a whole lot of problems that  aren’t goin’ away any time soon — even with BERNIE SANDERS.  It’s gonna take ALL OF US pulling in a similar direction to get this job done but we CAN DO IT.   A lot of us may not be as healthy as we have a right to be.. .but we are AMERICANS and we’ve got guts and what it takes to handle this job, by GOD.  It is so o o   time for change,    Jan

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