SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

January 24, 2015

Documentary – vaccine reactions

(New this day from our ‘Guardian at the gate’,   Dr Mercola.  Well done, affects us all, not just the kiddies)

Catastrophic Vaccine Reactions


Story at-a-glance

  • The documentary “Shots in the Dark” delves into vaccine toxicity and possible explanations for catastrophic vaccine reactions
  • Some individuals appear to be unable to rid their bodies of toxic vaccine ingredients, making them especially vulnerable to brain inflammation, autoimmune reactions and neurological damage
  • Money from the powerful drug lobby dominating Capitol Hill makes it virtually impossible for citizens to effect positive change around government vaccination policy


MORE Dangerous Than Mercury? You May Be Getting It When You Say “Yes” to This
It’s just one of the toxic compounds, along with mercury itself, that’s found in this commonly recommended procedure. But don’t expect your doctor or pediatrician to tell you about it… there’s too much at stake.


February 2, 2014

Dr J. Lowe, Thyroid-Fibromyalgia

This interview from Dr Mercola with Dr John Lowe is so outstanding, it simply rocked my world!  For any out there who suffer with Fibromyalgia — you may struggle to open your mind to this brilliant man’s remarkable, but clear and convincing logic.    My own struggle physiologically was thyroid – hormonal, so I was hooked immediately.  The man is unique.  .  I won’t say more. . . I understand how carried away I sound. . .see for yourself.  Jan


Dr. John Lowe on Thyroid Disease – Fibromyalgia Treatment – Mercola…/dr-john-lowe-on-thyr…

Joseph Mercola

Feb 26, 2011 – Dr. John Lowe is a skilled clinician, recognized as one of the leading experts on treating thyroid disease with natural medicine. In this interview 

September 22, 2013

Worse than Aids, TB, Diabetes & Car accidents

(Wow, could all the above combined really be less deadly  than the cognitive – emotional problems  found in the world today?   Sad, isn’t it?  Makes one wonder why. .   could be so many things impacting our general health picture.  Near the top should be the pace of our modern world;  changes in socioeconomic structure,  isolation and the breakdown of ‘family’,   any and all of which can impact our ability to have our needs met — including quality of food,  availability of medical care and of course, educational opportunity.  This scale can run from almost total inadequacy to the extremes of over- supply  or gluttony (recognized in some parts of the world as the caste system and in our nation as ‘economic disparity’.  Could no doubt stop there,  but what I see is more insidious.

While all of the above is true and evident — what I’m seeing is the victimization of a captive humanity by the corporate structures driven by greed and uncaring  with regard to the health and well-being of people.  Speaking of course of toxic destruction of all systems  globally, of the earth and all species specifically such as  animals, plant kingdom, the waters of the earth and the air surrounding it.  All life forms are being throttled from the top of the rung (humanity, to the lowest).  And this is being done by chemicals in every conceivable form.  Fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, anti-bacterial agents,  Monsanto sits atop this pile, but believe it, there are 100’s of others doing their share as they all attempt to improve our world, make it bigger, better, faster, slicker and less troublesome to all of us.  But they are killing us off as our inner eco-systems are impacted — often permanently. 

Most destructive of all is  GMO’s  — the genetically modified  so-called food-crops.  These are interfering with all the systems  within our body as they alter our hormonal systems disrupting natural function leaving behind permanent residents within our gut which is  home to our immune system.  So this is what I refer to when I say humanity is “captive” to all this — where is our choice?  We have spoken loud and clearly – those of us who understand what has beset us.  Mostly,, the masses don’t know nor would want to believe our type of government of and for and by the people could allow something like this, and so, turn to their doctors who haven’t a clue about what to eat —  (well, I refer to the majority of physicians),  there are many doctors right here at “smokinchoices” who have gone out of their way to learn about natural methods and herbs and real efficacy found in time-tested plants of the field.   

We live in these modern times, in a toxic world and therefore, must be highly selective, thoughtful and careful to eat only the best food (organic where possible); honor the body’s top needs with plenty of enzymes and a boat-load of minerals which are only found in plants.   Don’t over-burden the body with too much protein as it burdens the kidneys and liver. It helps a lot if we just simplify, do less, enjoy more.  Have fun and do what you love.   YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!  Never changes.  Do some digging — don’t take anybody’s word for stuff — find out for yourself.  When one culls the toxins out of the body and gives it only  unprocessed, organically grown and simply prepared  – you’re gonna be surprised how much better one can feel in every way.  This can’t be acquired with a prescription pad.  You gotta put the time in and learn.   Jan) 

So  here now the article I find very good, hope you enjoy this from Dr Mercola.  .  .    link below:

Mental Health Disorders Now Leading Cause of Non-Fatal Illness Worldwide

Story at-a-glance

  • According to a recent study, mental disorders and substance abuse combined were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010, contributing nearly 23 percent of the total global disease burden
  • Depressive disorders were the most common, followed by anxiety disorders, drug use disorders, and schizophrenia
  • Mental and substance use disorders were responsible for higher global death and illness rates than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, and car accidents
  • High sugar intake can exert a toxic effect on mental health by causing insulin and leptin resistance; suppressing activity of a key hormone called BDNF, which is critically low in depressed patients; and promoting chronic inflammation, which is thought to be a primary cause of depression
  • Previous studies have also shown that aspartame has a detrimental effect on your brain function, neurological, cognitive, and behavioral health
  • Genetically engineered foods, as well as the herbicide glyphosate—can significantly alter your gut flora, thereby promoting pathogens while decimating the beneficial microbes necessary for optimal mental and physical health

Mental Health DisordersThe Surprising Disorder That Kills More People Worldwide Than AIDS, TB, Diabetes and Car Accidents
Its effects can be traced to dietary factors. While this “killer” can strike anyone at any age, there are simple measures you can take to help prevent or address its symptoms. Fail to address the root of the problem and you may suffer for years…

May 13, 2013

Little is Clean (sacred) anyore

(When you shop for your food, it doesn’t pay to let your guard down.  Friends, it is getting more serious every day. It is easy to say “forget about it” and throw your hands up and want to walk away. . .  but where is there to walk to; how would that help?    We sign petitions, call our congress people and senators – – only to learn that they are cutting staff, reducing inspections by 75% and washing the food stuff in stronger, even more toxic solutions trying to offset the offending bacteria which is making everyone sick.    You’ve already learned you’re on your own.  Hyper-vigilance is in order.  

I’ve heard it said that maybe we should just forsake the cities and migrate back to the land and do our own farming.  Great idea for many.   My head and heart would agree, but this old body is not going to be able to cut it any more.  . . so I’ll continue on with my juicing and Hippocrates Soup.  Jan)

How to Find the Healthiest Fare in Meat and Produce Aisles

Story at-a-glance

  • Research has shown that pesticides and other agricultural chemicals can cause disruptions to your neurological system and your brain. Your best bet is to buy only organic fruits and vegetables, as synthetic agricultural chemicals are not permissible under the USDA organic rules
  • For conventional produce, the Environmental Working Group has released its updated annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, detailing the foods that have the highest and lowest amounts of pesticide residues
  • Recently published data from tests conducted on supermarket meat samples reveals the presence of several disease-causing bacteria, including the super-hardy antibiotic-resistant versions of salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli on virtually all types of store bought meats
  • In a recent analysis of reported food violations spanning 73 countries, China was identified as having the most violations. Excessive pesticide levels were the number one complaint. Chinese seafood was also found to be high in antibiotics and other drugs
  • The USDA is expected to reduce the number of inspectors in poultry facilities by 75 percent, instead allowing the companies to put all the poultry through an antimicrobial wash, using chlorine and other chemicals. The agency plans to implement the new rules by September 2014

(Link to Dr Mercola’s site:)

EWG Pesticide Guide Avoid These 15 Fruits and Vegetables That Can Harm Your Brain (and More)
If you follow this newly revised list, you’ll help reduce your exposure to some of the nastiest neurotoxins (and often carcinogens), as once you eat these chemicals, they’re extremely hard to get out of your body. Plus, here’s the new list of the 15 least toxic non-organic foods, especially handy if your budget is limited…

April 19, 2013

Fluoride harms USA, banned abroad

Call to Action as Portland, Oregon Readies to Vote on Water Fluoridation

April 11, 2013

Story at-a-glance

  • Ninety-nine percent of fluoridated water ends up on your lawn and in your toilet, where it’s really an environmental pollutant. According to the EPA, it’s illegal to release hexafluorosilicic acid (fluoride)   into rivers and lakes or release the parent gases into the atmosphere, but if the public water utilities buy it   and purposely pour it in your drinking water, it’s no longer classified as a pollutant
  • Fluoridation provides an uncontrolled fluoride dose to everyone who drinks it, without regard for age, weight, or health status. Young children and the elderly are disproportionately affected by its adverse effects
  • According to the CDC, 41 percent of American adolescents have dental fluorosis due to overexposure to fluoride. Swallowing fluoride can also cause weakened bones, bone cancer, hyperactivity and/or lethargy, lowered thyroid function, lowered IQ, dementia, kidney issue, arthritis and more
  • After more than a year of secretive planning, fluoride lobbyists convinced the Portland city council to add fluoride to their water supply. Luckily, the citizens of Portland gathered enough signatures to force the decision to a vote on May 21, 2013. Please take action to support this measure

Water Fluoridation Attacks Your Bones, Organs, and Brain – Forced Upon Americans, But Banned in Europe   Water Fluoridation
It might be called one of the most notable advancements in public health, but scratch under the surface and you’ll discover it’s never been approved by the FDA and has positive associations between bone fractures, cancer, reduced IQ, and Alzheimer’s. Be careful…

(Fluoride and Chlorine are the two main reasons I started distilling my own water at home 20 years or more ago.   My preference was to get rid of all the minerals in the water, because that was the only way I could alleviate the ingesting of all the other pollutants as well.  Minerals are vital to our health and therefore I supplement my water with drops of minerals I have been buying from Thropp’s which I have found to be my answer for both quality and economy.  Works for me.       

I realize that I have spoken of this before,  but it is so important;   more fluoride enters your body in a ten minute shower than any amount you could drink in a comparable time span.  My point being  not “scaring you to death”  – – but of taking protective measure for your health.  You can buy a filter which is  simple to install (I did it myself)  which fits  right on the arm of your shower fixture. .  .  then  just sing and shower away.  Go online to shop around. Jan)

April 12, 2013

Getting (30 X’s more)from your buck

(From Dr Mercola, of course.  All know that I juice and many of you remember that I was growing Wheat grass in order to make the juice which is so highly beneficial.  I was proud of my effort and it was fairly easy to do.  I actually enjoyed doing it.  But wheat grass should be in an entire class by itself as it requires a special, more costly and slower juicer.  [which I did acquire].

I love eating sprouts, but gave it up as the quality in most markets is so poor.   Sprouts should be consumed as soon as you cut them to eat.  If one can’t do that, they shouldn’t be eaten.  Dr Mercola has piqued my interest with this article to the point, that I am encouraged to want to give it a go.    I buy so little animal protein [for all the reasons I have so often stated],  that it would benefit me greatly to be able to increase my protein intake  up to 30 times and more as he describes.  I’m game – how about you?    Jan)

Leafy Greens Essential for Immune Regulation and Tumor Resolution

Story at-a-glance

  • Researchers have discovered that a gene that is essential for producing critical immune cells in your gut, responds to the food you eat—specifically leafy green vegetables
  • Vegetables contain an array of antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds. Some plant chemicals can reduce inflammation and eliminate carcinogens, while others regulate the rate at which cells reproduce, get rid of old cells and maintain DNA
  • Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables, allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat
  • The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids increase dramatically during the sprouting process. Depending on the sprout, nutrient content can increase as much as 30 times the original value within just a few days of sprouting, and minerals bind to protein during sprouting, making them more bio-available.
  • Additionally, the sprouting process deactivates many of the anti-nutrients that are in the seeds
  • Two of the easiest and most efficient ways to optimize your vegetable intake is to juice your vegetables and
  • add sprouted seeds.

Eating Sprouts Undervalued Superfood Contains 30 TIMES More Nutrients Than Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Many people overlook this “super food.” And that’s a big mistake because not only is it remarkably affordable – it allows your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat…

March 26, 2013

27 Tricks 2 keep food fresh

27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible

Story at-a-glance

  • The average American wastes more than 20 pounds of food every month.
  • Purchasing fresh food is a must if you wish to eat healthily, and there are many tricks you can use to extend the “shelf-life” of your fresh foods.
  • Tips are included for how to properly store fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, dairy products and more to significantly extend their lifespan.
  • Planning your meals will also help you avoid food waste; you’ll only buy what you need each time you visit the store, and you’ll have a plan in place to use it all up once you get home.

27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible
Stop throwing away your grocery budget; minimize food waste with these simple tips to keep your food fresher, longer.

February 3, 2013

Dental protection is out there

Few things could please me more than this surprise from Dr Mercola this a.m.  An actual real dentist who has spent his life studying, observing what’s really happening with regard to teeth and acting on that evidence.   From this small video we find that the profession has not been as informed as they need to be if the intention is to save and protect teeth.  

Interestingly, this information is in accord pretty much with what I’ve been trying to speak about in protecting your teeth.  I do intend to download the transcript, tho, as I know nothing about the so-called “oil-pulling,”  . .from what I think I heard, it sounds intriguing and I need to know about it.   As we live and learn. . . . Jan

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Story at-a-glance

  • Early intervention with minimally invasive dentistry can eliminate 80 percent of future dental interventions on the vast majority of patients
  • By identifying hypocalcific areas and using a miniature air abrasion tip to clean out those pits, fissures and grooves, removes the initial decay. The area is then sealed with glass ionomer. The end result is that those teeth tend to not decay in the future
  • Tooth decay is primarily driven by the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and acidity, which creates a pathogenic bioflora in your mouth. If you’re continually lowering the pH in your mouth, you start losing calcium, which is necessary for strong healthy teeth. Calcium deficiency leads to porosity in the teeth, which allows plaque that has turned pathogenic to attack the tooth more thoroughly
  • The three main components of minimally invasive dentistry comprises dietary prevention (creating a healthy bioflora in your mouth and body), dental prophylaxis (baking soda; oil pulling), and minimally invasive restorations, which will help prevent ever needing more invasive procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges and implants

Bulletproof Your Teeth – Cut Your Risk of Dental Problems by 80%    Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Unlike conventional dentistry, this technique doesn’t create an endless loop of revisits and fixing old dental work – instead it eliminates 80% of future dentistry, saving you thousands. Plus: the best substance to use on your teeth at night…

December 20, 2012

Power up your Veggies

Superfoods from ordinary vegggies

This recent post from Dr Joseph Mercola is really very good.  It is long,  an hour and 3/4, but I found  it worth my time and the subject is not new to me as most of you know.  But this beautiful lady with all her credentials and smarts is a delight, and I truly learned some new stuff which is helpful. Also, the growth and flexibility of Dr Mercola who now accepts ‘significant’ but not majority of “RAW” foods to enable maximum health (which, ironically, I have come to as well.  You see, I instinctively MISSED soups and slow simmered foods, and have gradually begun to add back in more animal protein – – because I wanted to.  It seems to be workin’ for me)

I understand how very busy all are at this time of year, so you may want to save this one for later, but when possible, I hope you do listen and learn ad enjoy.    Jan.

Caroline Barringer Interview Turn Ordinary Vegetables into Superfoods With This Simple Trick   Caroline Barringer Interview
And then eat just half a cup a day to help drag toxins and heavy metals out of your body. Follow these 6 steps to create your inexpensive superfoods today – but beware, this amazing process is so powerful that overdoing it could cause a “health crisis”…

Story at-a-glance

  • Your gut is home to countless bacteria, both good and bad. These bacteria outnumber the cells in your body by at least 10 to one, and maintaining the ideal balance of good and bad bacteria forms the foundation for good health—physical, mental and emotional
  • Fermented or cultured foods, such as cultured vegetables are ideal for maintaining optimal gut health. Just one quarter to one half cup of fermented veggies, eaten with one to three meals a day, can have a dramatic, beneficial impact on your health—including potent detoxification from toxins and heavy metals
  • Summary instructions for fermenting your own vegetables are included, along with a dozen special tips and tricks from the expert, Caroline Barringer

November 29, 2012

Superfoods that Do – Don’t work

From Dr Mercola:   Not Everything claimed to be “Superfood” truly is

Story at-a-glance

  • Replacing processed foods with “superfoods” may help you shed weight more effortlessly, while promoting optimal health and longevity
  • 10 potent “superfoods” include wild-caught salmon, broccoli, spinach, berries, green tea, avocados, bone broth, fermented vegetables, coconut oil, and macadamia nuts
  • While commonly promoted as “superfoods,” low-fat yoghurt, unfermented soy products and dried fruits are best avoided, as they tend to have more harmful than beneficial health effects for most people
  • Recent research found that regular green tea consumption, defined as drinking green tea at least three times a week for more than six months, was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of all digestive cancers combined. Higher tea consumption was associated with even greater risk reduction

Potent Superfoods Skip These 4 “Superfoods” that Don’t Live Up to Their Healthy Image
Super foods can slim, trim, and nourish your body – giving you a longer, healthier life. But some “super foods” don’t deserve the name, and instead fall squarely on my list of items to AVOID. Replace them with these overlooked but true super foods…

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