Foods, Toxins
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The Secret History and Hidden Dangers of Canola Oil, Part 1

IMG_4471.JPGCanola oil has been long marketed in the US as a “heart healthy” oil, even in the likes of health food stores. But what exactly is Canola oil and where did it come from?

A Brief History of Canola Oil

Canola oil is manufactured from seeds of the “rape” plant. Rapeseed oil has been used since the Industrial Revolution to lubricate the engines of ships and other machinery because it is very sticky and is able to adhere to wet metal.

The demand for rapeseed oil grew during World War II when lots of ships were built in the US. This oil was difficult to obtain from suppliers in Asia and Europe, so all eyes turned to Canada – where it became a booming industry.

Traditional rapeseed oil is inedible, as two thirds of the monounsaturated fatty acids in rapeseed oil are erucic acid, which contains 22 carbons and has been associated with Keshan’s disease, which causes fibrotic heart lesions.

When the war ended, demand for rapeseed oil naturally declined — significantly. This is when the push to breed rapeseed that was suitable for human consumption began. This new breed of rapeseed was named “Canola” from combining the terms, Canadian Oil, Low Acid. This new rapeseed oil contained significantly less of the harmful erucic acid. However, today this form of rapeseed is also genetically engineered to resist Roundup. Additionally, canola crops are doused heavily with an extremely toxic herbicide.

The engineered evolution of this new rapeseed fell right along with the growth of the cooking oil industry in North America. In the late 1970’s it was becoming apparent that some of the polyunsaturated cooking oils such as corn oil and soybean oil that the industry had been promoting as a healthy alternative to traditional saturated fats actually came with major problems of their own – things like heart disease and cancer.

Faced with these discoveries, the industry had a quandary. They couldn’t exactly keep promoting the large scale usage of the polyunsaturated fats, and at the same time they also couldn’t return to recommending the traditional saturated fats such as butter, lard and palm oil without causing public uproar.

Their solution? Embrace usage of monounsaturated oils such as olive oil. As the genetically engineered, newly edible, monounsaturated Canola oil had just entered the scene, it then became a major game player, being much cheaper to produce than olive oil.

Click here for part two in this series exploring the dangers of Canola oil.

Also see – The plant food that HARMS your metabolism & heart (caused heart attacks in New Zealand study)

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Immune System, Vaccines
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More Proof Flu Vaccines Don’t Work – Outbreak on US Navy Ship Despite 99% Vaccination Rate

IMG_4470.JPGHas the CDC contradicted itself again? The reports are now coming out that there was an influenza outbreak on the U.S.S. Arden. Almost a quarter of those on board caught the illness even though 99% of crew members had been vaccinated against flu per mandatory military vaccine policy.

According to the report, the ship was in San Diego, CA in early February to conduct training exercises. There were 102 crew members on board. Three days into it, 25 crewmen needed medical care after coming down with influenza.

The Naval Health Research Center determined that out of the 25, 20 of them had influenza A and 18 of these specifically were the subtype H3N2.

Due to severity of the outbreak, the ill crew members were sent home with medication and instructions on how to avoid spreading the illness. The ship had to be fully disinfected.

So how did a ship of crewmen with a 99% vaccination rate succumb to an outbreak? That is a question the CDC and their official vaccination narrative do not seem to be able to answer adequately.

In fact, if you read the references in the study, you will see two other studies listed that show that similar outbreaks have happened twice in the last 15 years – 1996, and 2009:

-Earhart KE, Beadle C, Miller LK, et. al. Outbreak of influenza in highly vaccinated crew of U.S. Navy ship. Emerg Infect Dis 2001;7:463-5″>Earhart KE, Beadle C, Miller LK, et. al. Outbreak of influenza in highly vaccinated crew of U.S. Navy ship. Emerg Infect Dis 2001;7:463-5

-Cosby MT, Pimental G, Nevin RL, et al. Outbreak of H3N2 Influenza at a US Military Base in Djibouti during the H1N1 pandemic of 2009. PLoS One 2013;7:e82089.

Knowing this, perhaps it is time to consider getting rid of mandatory flu vaccine policy for the military and beyond. Vaccines either work, or they don’t.

Also see: Why to STOP eating whole wheat bread, vegetable oils & these cereals (plus the “side dish” that causes heart attacks)

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Diet
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You May Be Eating Black Mold Every Day without Even Knowing It

IMG_4140.JPGBring up the topic of black mold and you will see fear and disgust on people’s faces. Black mold is a particularly insidious form of mold that is very toxic to humans and difficult to eradicate from homes.

Did you know that you might be eating it every day?

Many food products contain citric acid, a harmless sounding ingredient. It is widely used as a preservative to extend shelf life and prevent spoiling. It also enhances savory flavors with it’s acidic and slightly sour taste, and induces cravings by intensifying the other flavors in the food.

Technically, citric acid is a form of vitamin C, so it seems innocuous enough – perhaps even making one imagine citrus fruit and fresh orchards as sources for this chemical.

Unfortunately, the actual picture behind citric acid is a little grimmer and darker. Although citric acid is a naturally occurring substance found in citrus fruits like lemons, oranges and grapefruit, in reality, the citric acid used as a food additive is a hidden genetically modified (GMO) ingredient manufactured using the mold Aspergillus niger that feeds on corn syrup and glucose. It has been known to set off allergenic responses for sensitive consumers.

This process was discovered in the early 1900s by food chemist James Currie and to this day most manufactured citric acid is made through the same method of fermenting mold with GMO corn.

The process is a complicated, technical and often secretive and competitive one, beginning with highly processed corn syrup, moving on to the fermentation process using a genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger (black mold), which causes the catabolism of glucose sugar by the mold, which then results in secretion of citric acid into the culture broth.

While the FDA has labelled manufactured citric acid as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS), it may be a good idea to start reading your food labels and finding out more about the potential dangers of this “harmless” food ingredient.

WARNING: This plant food HARMS your metabolism & heart (caused heart attacks in New Zealand study)

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Immune System, Vaccines
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Finally, the Alarming Truth about Flu Vaccines

IMG_4427.JPGFlu vaccine promotion is currently one of the most aggressive public health policies pushed in the United States, with both public officials and pharmaceutical companies advocating widespread vaccination each year. As a result, availability of the vaccine in the United States has jumped from 32 million doses 20 or so years ago, to over 135 million doses in present day.

Now, a scientist from John Hopkins School of Medicine has come forward with a report on influenza vaccines that says that despite the big push on them onto the public, flu vaccines are less effective and cause more serious side effects than previously disclosed by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).

The scientist, Peter Doshi, Ph.D., further alleges that the CDC uses sub par studies to prove to the public that getting a yearly flu shot is a necessity, and even mandatory at some healthcare facilities, putting people at risk of losing their jobs if they refuse.

In the report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Doshi says that the threat of the influenza is overstated, and that the vaccine is both less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed by the CDC.

However, if you read the CDC reports carefully, you will find that they acknowledge that the studies they use to find a reduction in death rates for those who get the vaccine, is actually due to the “healthy-user effect”, which is the tendency for healthier people to get vaccinated rather than less healthy people. In contrast, the only randomized study of the vaccine in older people to date found zero decrease in deaths.

The other issue is that the vaccine is often not closely matched up with the type of influenza that is going around. But even when it happens to be matched up closely, trials studying healthy adults found that vaccinating between 33 and 100 people resulted in one less case of influenza.

On the dark side of things, Doshi talks about an Australian study that found that one in every 110 children under age 5 who received the H1N1 vaccine in 2009 suffered from convulsions following being vaccinated. Additionally it was also found that the H1N1 vaccine may have caused a spike in adolescent narcolepsy rates.

Doshi’s publication exposes the fraud that flu vaccine promotion is. The money trail points back to the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture these vaccines, and the people who have something to gain from their sales. The bottom line here is, millions of people will get the flu vaccine this year, and will not get any benefit from it, but will get all of the risks associated with it.

See also: A natural, powerful boost for your immune system.

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Mental Health
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Scientists Discover Virus That Makes You Stupid (True Story)

IMG_4443.JPGWhile performing a completely unrelated experiment, researchers from John Hopkins University may have accidentally found a virus that causes “stupidity” in people. The algal virus, called ATCV-1, may impair brain activity, learning and memory in those infected, which could impact mental capacity and intelligence levels.

This virus typically infects a specific type of algae found in rivers and lakes. It has not been known to infect humans before, but the researchers found the virus in 43.5% of the 92 healthy volunteers who were participating in the study.

After unexpectedly stumbling across traces of ATCV-1 in human DNA samples from throat swabs from healthy volunteers, the research team did a database search to identify the unknown virus. They then continued with the research to find that the presence of this virus in humans was linked to decreased spatial awareness, lower attention spans and a “statistically significant decrease in the performance on cognitive assessments of visual processing and visual motor speed.”

Further tests were done on mice, in which the mice were injected in the mouth with infected algae. The mice that were infected showed significantly less ability to find their way out of mazes, and seemed perplexed by new objects placed in with them. The study reported that the virus appeared to impact the “learning, memory formation, and the immune response to viral exposure” of the mice.

Dr. Robert Yolken who led the research team, said that ATCV-1 may work by changing gene expression in the brain area that is responsible for higher brain functions. He added that he had suspected for some time that viruses are capable of affecting human intelligence.

Although this study was unintended, it does give a good example of how human behavior and psychology is more than the sum of the genes you inherit from your parents. It shows the yet to be researched potential of how much we are influenced by the trillions of microorganisms that live in our bodies.

See also: America’s silent parasite: 250 million Americans infected?

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Immune System, Toxins
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Why You Should Avoid These Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics at All Costs

IMG_4408.JPGFluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics that are flouridated. They are big sellers for the top pharmaceutical companies, raking in billions of dollars each year under the following names: Cipro, Avelox, Factive, Noroxin, Floxin and Levaquin. These drugs are typically prescribed as treatments for the most common and mild of infections, and patients are rarely informed of any risk of ill effects from taking them.

However, while all antibiotics have a risk of some side effects, these particular FDA-approved ones carry the highest risk of serious dangers. The central part of this drug is flouride – a known neurotoxin. Drugs with flouride are able to reach your most sensitive tissues – including your brain. This potential brain-barrier breach that results in neurotoxicity is perhaps the most disturbing adverse effect of fluoroquinolones.

Flouride also causes damage to the immune system by depleting your energy reserves and inhibiting the formation of antibodies in your blood. Additionally, it disrupts collagen synthesis in your cells, depletes your magnesium levels, impairing your cellular enzyme function, and messes with your central nervous system GABA receptors.

As far back as even the 1980’s, adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone have been documented in Europe. Below are some of the commonly reported reactions:

Nervous system symptoms – pain, numbness, dizziness, tingling, weakness, headaches, anxiety, panic, memory loss, psychosis.

Musculoskeletal symptoms – tendon ruptures and tendonitis, joint swelling, weakness.

Sensory symptoms – altered sight, smell and hearing functions, tinnitus.

Cardiovascular symptoms – chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath. tachycardia.

Skin reactions – hair loss, rash, sweating, intolerance to heat or cold.

Gastrointestinal symptoms – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

Reactions typically come on quickly and severely, often disabling otherwise healthy, active and young patients.

Finally, in 2008, the FDA added a warning about severe tendon damage to this product. It would be another 5 years before they would give additional warnings about permanent nerve damage.

This goes to show that just because a substance is FDA approved does not mean it’s perfectly safe. It is our own responsibility to do our own research and make your own informed decisions. The next time you are prescribed flouroquinolone antibiotics by your doctor, you may want to be absolutely certain that your situation warrants the risks presented by these drugs. Use flouroquinolones only as a last resort.

Also see Sunwarrior Immune Shield with ionic silver – a natural way to boost your immune system.

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Diet, Foods, Toxins
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When You Find Out What’s in Your Diet Coke You Might Never Drink Another One Again

9141167_sOne thing that recent research has proven is a diet high in sugar has horrible effects on your health.

It’s a sad reality, especially since many of our favorite foods contain sugar. So what many people do to avoid sugar is switch to some low-calorie or zero-sugar “diet” counterparts.

Slam on the breaks before you do that.

The most prevalent low calorie, dietary supplement, is also the world’s most dangerous.

If you don’t already know, Aspartame is the world’s most frequently used artificial sweetener. Owned by the Monsanto company, it’s estimated that 75% of all the negative reactions to food additives are a reaction to Aspartame.

Aspartame is in almost everything. Diet sodas, diet foods, diet candies, gum. It’s nearly impossible to get away from it.

But what about Aspartame is so bad?

First off, every single component of Aspartame has adverse affects on your body’s health. Aspartame is made of Aspartic acid, Phenylaline, and Methanol.

Both Aspartic acid and Phenylalanine are needed for some of the body’s basic functions. However, when the body is presented with too much of these substances it can have some pretty damaging effects.

Aspartic acid is an excitotoxin. That means it works as a neurotransmitter and can over stimulate brain cells, causing them to absorb excess calcium which then leads to the formation of free radicals. Over time this can cause the development of a myriad of negative symptoms and even aggravate already present chronic health issues.

Likewise, Phenylalanine is present in the brain. However, when the body is presented with too much Phenylalanine, it the stores it in the blood and it ravages the brain. It’s been show that Phenylalanine can have adverse affects on the formation of baby’s brains and also contributes to the formation of a host of mental disorders in adults.

Both Aspartic Acid and Phenylalanine comprise 90% of the total Aspartame molecule, which is why most diet sodas and most sticks of gum can have some really serious consequences.

Here’s a list of what these two ingredients can do to the body.

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weight gain
  • Rashes
  • Hearing loss
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Tachycardia
  • Insomnia
  • Vision problems
  • Seizures
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Schizophrenia
  • Emotional disordes
  • Depression
  • Seizures

It’s not a pretty list at all.

Lastly, Aspartame contains methanol. Methanol is also known as wood alcohol and is a very potent neurological toxin. It is processed by the body and then forms formaldehyde, which can turn out to be extremely damaging to the functioning of the brain and the nervous system.

The EPA even has guidelines on how much methanol should be ingested. Their limits say it’s about 7.8mg per day. On average, a liter of a diet drink with Aspartame as a primary ingredient contains about 52mg of methanol. That’s considerably more than you should ever consume in a 24-hour period!

The adverse health effects produced by Methanol are equally discouraging. Methanol poisoning’s effects include:

  • Retinal damage
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Numbness and shooting pains in the extremities
  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Weakness
  • Ear buzzing
  • Dizziness
  • Blindness

And much, much more.

The combined effects of these three ingredients are pretty staggering. In a rush to move away from sugar people have done a considerable amount of harm to themselves.

Do yourself a favor, ditch the diet drinks.

Use natural sweeteners like Stevia or Erythritol instead.

And while you’re at it, help support your body’s immune system with one of nature’s most effective treatments.

Ionic silver is a blend of trace minerals and pure silver that can greatly enhance your body’s ability to fight off infections and disease.

CLICK HERE to Learn More About The Amazing Health Benefits of Ionic Silver

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Diet, Foods
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Why Did This Frozen Food Reviewer Quit His YouTube Channel in the Middle of Filming?

What would make a popular YouTube personality quit his channel in the middle of a video?

IMG_4139.PNGJust two months ago, Gregory Ng, the “Frozen Food Master”, abruptly ended his video and abandoned his entire channel, “Freezerburns”, where he had been reviewing roughly 1000 microwaved frozen meals since 2008.
In the video, he pauses after putting a piece of Viking helmet shaped chicken nugget in his mouth from a $2 kids meal, disgustedly declares it’s not good, points out that it is basically breading with a “hint of chicken”, and says,

You know what? I can’t do this anymore. This is horrible. We should not be feeding our kids this. We should not be eating frozen food anymore. I’m done with this.

So what would make a successful YouTube personality quit a channel that had over 700 episodes, 1000 food reviews, and was getting up to 100,000 viewers per episode? Was this just some kind of planned stunt to get attention?

Turns out, Ng had been going through some personal changes in recent years, becoming an advocate for a healthy active lifestyle. He had even quit Freezerburns temporarily in 2012, claiming that recording videos for the channel was becoming his “daily downer”. He returned to the show shortly after, with ideas to make it better.

While he doesn’t believe all frozen food to be unhealthy, he believes the stereotypical frozen meal to be laden with sodium and fat, among other additives. He began to feel corrupted by the lure of fame and internet traffic, and over time began to question his motivations to keep the show going.

His plan originally was to keep the channel going through the end of the calendar year, but as you can see in the video, he got angry during this particular review, getting upset at the commercialization aspect of the meal and the fact that it was an unhealthy, cheap meal targeted at kids. That fueled his impulsive decision to just walk off right there and then.

So does this talented YouTuber have plans for a different video series in the future? He says yes, that he has already been working on another online video based project, one from his soul rather than solely from the careful strategizing of tapping a profitable niche.

However, Ng says, he is done eating things on camera.

Here’s a food you can feel good about eating… Sun Warrior Protein Blend… perfect for smoothies AND it includes all amino acids.

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Diet
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Study Shows Drinking Cow’s Milk Causes Early Death

IMG_4407.JPGThe British Medical Journal has published research showing that long term milk consumption has adverse effects on health and may impact mortality rates negatively.

This large scale study tracked over 100,000 Swedish people from ages about 39-74 for over two decades. The results were that the more cow’s milk people drank, the more likely they were to experience bone fracture or die during that period.

Notably, the risks were more pronounced for women – who are traditionally a group encouraged to drink milk to prevent osteoporosis. In the study, women who drank three or more glasses of milk a day had almost double the chance of death during the study compared to those who drank one glass or less, one glass being 200ml.

Problems with pasteurization
There are several issues noted with this food, especially the pasteurized version. First of all, the pasteurization process destroys nutrients and enzymes like vitamin C, water soluble B vitamins and phosphatase, an enzyme crucial for calcium absorption.

Second, magnesium is also destroyed during pasteurization, minimizing the calcium absorption rate. Add to this the fact that pasteurization creates calcium carbonate which cannot enter your cells without a chelating agent, and you have a situation where your body actually has to pull calcium from your bones in order to buffer the calcium carbonate. It is no wonder that America, one of the highest dairy consumers in the world, also has the highest rate of osteoporosis.

Milk causes inflammation
When lactose in milk breaks down, it releases a byproduct called galactose. Galactose causes inflammation. The British study found that the more milk people drank, the more inflammatory molecules were present in their urine.

Cancer from Milk?
One of the most powerful growth hormones identical in humans and cows is called Insulin-like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). Diets that are higher in calories and animal proteins tend to boost this hormone. Milk boosts this hormone. Unfortunately, IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and spread of breast, colon and prostate cancers, as well as encouraging accelerated aging. A report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research found that in numerous studies, cancer risk were parallel to milk consumption.

For all these reasons, it is not recommended to consume high amounts of milk, especially pasteurized milk. There are far more risks than advantages when it comes to the nutritional value.

See also: Why to STOP eating whole wheat bread, vegetable oils & these cereals (plus the “side dish” that causes heart attacks)

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Diet, Weight Loss
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What? Fat Helps You Burn Fat?

One Ticket toYes, it’s true.

The fact is fats have been demonized by many in the food and medical industry because of bad science.

When the food pyramid was being fashioned in the last 70s, the thought at the time was in order to lose weight you had to cut your fat intake.

“Experts” incorrectly assumed that fat, being higher in calories per gram, was to be avoided if you want to lose weight.

And so they created dietary guidelines around this thought.

Too bad it’s not true.

Take a look at “Fat 101.”

Your body is actually designed to run off of fat as its main energy source.

Not carbs.

That’s because when fat is broken down it forms ketones, and ketones are used as an extremely efficient way to energize your body. When the body uses fat as its primary energy source it’s called ketosis.

On the other hand, carbs are an inefficient fuel source. Truth is, when your body encounters carbs it “tucks” them away to use as energy later on. Those carbs actually turn into fat.

Even your brain, which typically uses glucose to operate, does well when it’s deprived of carbs.

Thats because when your body is using only ketones your liver produces a ketone-like substance called beta-hydroxybutyrate (or beta-hydroxybutyric acid). And beta-hydroxybutyrate is an extremely efficient fuel source for your brain.

But to understand how eating fat makes you lose fat you just need to think of your body as a “fat burning machine.”

Most people who eat a diet that is high carb will have constantly fluctuating levels of blood sugar (glucose). When your blood sugar moves up and down as often as it does with a high carb diet, you’ll eat more (because of insulin spikes) and you’ll create more fat.

You see, eating fat doesn’t cause you to store fat. Eating carbs causes you to store fat.

Insulin spikes make your body believe that the food you just ate needs to be stored (as fat) immediately. That’s why carbs are so dangerous for people who want to lose weight.

When you want to lose weight you have to keep your insulin levels flat.

The only way to accomplish this is by eating a diet that is high in both fat and protein, and low in carbs.

Ideally, you’ll want a ratio where fat and protein are 80-90% of your total calories ingested.

And typically you’ll want to consume more fat because it’s easier for your body to turn into energy.

Now you can’t jut eat any kind of fats to make this work for you.

First, you need to eat animal fats, or other healthy fats like coconut oil or olive oil. You also need to avoid inflammatory fats like vegetable oils (soy, grapeseed, canola, soy, peanut). That’s because inflammatory fats like this can cause other adverse health effects, as well as limiting your ability to lose fat.

Animal fats that come from wild caught, pasture raised, grass fed animals will be high in Omega-3s, CLA (a type of fat) and other nutrients that are all associated with weight loss.

And while you’re at it, you need to reduce your intake of one of nature’s hidden “fat makers”…

CLICK HERE to see how This plant food HARMS your metabolism & heart (caused heart attacks in New Zealand study)

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