Cancer, Degenerative Diseases, Diet, Joint Pain

This Powerful Root is One of the Most Potent Foods Known to Man

8554525_sIt is well known and well documented that plant based nutrition is on par, if not superior to, drugs created by mankind. But even amongst the natural, alternative remedies in the world there are a few stellar “superstars.”

One such superstar is Turmeric root.

Turmeric is actually a popular spice used in curries across Asia. Responsible for the distinct yellow/orange color, turmeric’s deep yellow oxide hue is an indication of the powerful nutritional properties contained within.

So what’s so special about Turmeric root?

Turmeric contains Curcumin, which is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents known to man, natural or not.

As chronic inflammation is known to cause many of the chronic, degenerative diseases seen in the western world, any amount of natural anti-inflammatory agents added into your diet are going to be wonderful at helping to prevent the eventual onset of diseases.

By adding curcumin into your diet you can safely fend off disease such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and a host of other conditions.

The way in which Curcumin works are several fold:

1. Curcumin fights inflammation by blocking NF-kB.

This molecule is known to travel inside of cell nuclei and then “switch on” the genes related to inflammation. Many experts agree that NF-kB plays a major role in chronic diseases.

2. Curcumin acts as a powerful anti-oxidant.

As oxidative damage is known to be one of the primary mechanisms for creating disease such as cancer, etc. anything you can add into your diet that helps to fight the occurrence of free radical formation (which occurs during oxidization) is going to be to the benefit of your health.

Curcumin’s chemical composition allows it to neutralize free radicals as they move through the body.

Additionally, the substrate of curcumin’s chemical make-up also allows it to fight synergistically with the body’s own antioxidant enzymes as well, essentially helping to boost your body’s free radical fighting power.

Very few substances in the natural world work so harmoniously with the body as curcumin does.

3. Curcumin works to boost the brain’s performance ability.

Curcumin has been observed in some studies to increase one of the brain’s essential growth hormones. Working in the brain to boost Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Curcumin can actually help to improve function inside of the brain.

The exact mechanism by which this happens is still unknown. But the conclusion researchers are making is that with curcumin at work in the brain, brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function can be reversed.

Though scientists have yet to decide exactly how this looks inside of the human brain, it is reasonable to assume that as curcumin works to enhance BDNF, it might help you become smarter and improve your memory.

And these are just a handful of benefits provided by curcumin.

Now one thing you should know is that while curcumin is found in Turmeric root, on average, turmeric root is only 3% curcumin by weight. This means that you should seek to supplement your curcumin intake with supplements, which are easy to find and affordable.

Keep this in mind too…

When taking curcumin, it’s also important to take it with a substance known as piperine.

Piperine is found in foods like black pepper, and can also be found in supplements. Studies have showed piperine can increase the absorbption of curcumin by as much as 2000%.

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Diet, Foods

3 Foods Americans Eat that Are Banned in Other Countries

IMG_4332.JPGMany Americans consider their health and healthcare to be among the best in the world, but the sad truth is that Americans are perhaps the biggest consumers of processed and artificial foods and ingredients. There are many products in our grocery stores that contain additives or ingredients that are banned in other countries.

Here are 3 examples:

1. Milk and Dairy Products with rBGH
rBGH, or recombinant bovine growth hormone, is a synthetic version of BST – natural bovine somatotropin, which is a hormone that cows produce. This artificially produced hormone is engineered from E. coli bacteria and injected into cows for the purpose of increasing milk production.

However, rBGH is banned in over 30 other countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada, because of its health concerns, such as increased risk for colon, prostate and breast cancers.

To avoid rBGH, look for labels that say “rBGH-free” or “No rBGH”.

2. Drinks With Flame Retardent
If you have ever had any citrus flavored sodas or energy drinks such as Mountain Dew, you’re also getting a healthy dose of a substance called BVO, or brominated vegetable oil. BVO was originally used by chemical companies as a flame Retardent.

Banned in Japan and Europe, BVO can accumulate in human tissue and breast milk, and in large doses can cause reproductive and behavioral issues. It can also lead to an iodine deficiency, creating further problems such as skin rashes, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue or even cardiac arrhythmias.

3. Arsenic in chicken
Drugs containing arsenic are approved for use in animal feed in the US. These drugs are used to make animals grow quicker and make their meat appear pinker which leads people to think they are fresher.

These arsenic laced drugs are banned in Europe. While the US FDA’s stance is that these products are safe because the arsenic in it is organic (making it less toxic than the inorganic form, a known carcinogen), studies show that organic arsenic can transform into inorganic arsenic. Supermarket chicken have been found to have elevated levels of inorganic arsenic.

These are just three of many substances found in foods that are eaten daily by millions of Americans. Is it time for the US to wake up and stop allowing potentially dangerous chemicals into our food supply?

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

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Foods, Toxins

The Secret History and Hidden Dangers of Canola Oil, Part 2

IMG_4472.JPGIn Part 1 of this series, we unearthed some interesting and little known facts about what Canola oil actually is and how it came to be such a mainstay in the American diet. Here in Part 2 we will look at whether there is good reason for you to be cautious with Canola oil usage.

Inflammatory Dangers
While there is truth that Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fats – around 55-65% – similar to olive and other healthy plant based oils, the problem is that another 28-35% of it is polyunsaturated, with another small portion being saturated fat.

Because Canola oil is so heavily processed, the polyunsaturated fats in it are extremely unstable when exposed to heat, light or pressure, making them oxidized, which in turn releases free radicals into your body when ingested. This inflammatory oil can contribute to a host of illnesses in your body, including cancer, heart disease and degenerative diseases.

Extraction Risks
Whereas some plant oils like olive can be cold pressed naturally with no need for solvents or heat, Canola oil requires a complicated extraction process using dangerously high pressure and heat, as well as toxic petroleum based solvents such as hexane – which is known to cause nerve damage.

Additionally, Canola oil goes through vigorous refining processes that include bleaching and deodorizing. Unfortunately, this high level of processing can turn omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in the oils into dangerous trans fatty acids.

“Generally Recognized As Safe”?
While Canola oil is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), the fact remains that there are currently no long-term studies available on its effect on humans. The few studies that are available were done on animals.

An unpublished but verified study done in Japan in 1996 discovered that a special Canola oil diet killed laboratory animals. Canadian scientists then did a second study the following year using piglets and a Canola oil-based milk replacer diet. The results? The piglets vitamin E dropped to dangerously low levels.

It was concluded that Canola oil depletes vitamin E levels quickly. This is dangerous as vitamin E is responsible for protecting your body from the free-radical activity caused by lipid preoxidation.

Healthy Alternatives?
Hopefully it is now clear that there is no justification for using Canola oil in the human diet. But what are some healthier alternatives?


  • Virgin Coconut Oil – a heat stable oil that is suitable for high temperature cooking.
  • Ghee/butter – Ghee is even more heat stable than coconut oil.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – use for salad dressing or low temperature cooking.

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Foods, Toxins

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

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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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.

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Immune System, Vaccines

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

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

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.

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Diet, Foods, Toxins

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.

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