Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What does the sticker on your fruit mean?

Ms. Kymeth Nutrition Tip: The stickers on your fruit provide you with background information that is important to note. Four numbers means it is conventionally grown, five numbers starting with eight means it is genetically modified, and five numbers starting with nine means it is organically grown.

Lady Gaga's new perfume created using blend of human blood, semen, and poisonous extract

Photo credit: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/
If you have ever doubted the truly satanic essence of the infamous Lady Gaga, then you need look no further than her new perfume, which is expected to debut this fall. According to the Boston Globe and various other sources, the new Gaga scent, known as "Fame," was created using a sample of Gaga's own blood, as well as semen from another unknown donor. The blend apparently also contains a highly-toxic plant extract that is known to kill humans.

It could all just be one big demonic publicity stunt to market the ugly black liquid packaged in an alien-like, egg-shaped bottle held by what appear to be slender claws. But several sources confirm that Gaga literally used her own DNA to create the scent, which included offering up a blood sample that was actually added to the fragrance batch. Where the alleged semen came from, though, is still unknown.

"It was taken out of my own blood sample, so it's a sense of having me on your skin," said Gaga in early 2011 about the perfume. "I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures ...That is in the perfume, but it doesn't smell like that. Actually, the perfume smells like an expensive hooker."

Lady Gaga scent contains poisonous plant extract

The ingredient list printed on the fragrance bottle says it contains "Tears of Belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea, with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot, and, the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops." Of particular concern here is "Tears of Belladonna," which Starcasm.net reports is an extract of an extremely poisonous plant known as Belladonna, or "Deadly Nightshade."

Deadly Nightshade has apparently been used throughout history as both an anesthetic and a poison. The berries produced by the plant appear safe and delicious, but just a few of them can kill a child -- and a single leaf, in fact, is capable of killing a grown adult. Perhaps this is a metaphor for Gaga herself, as millions are drawn into her mysterious persona and musical style, only to be destroyed by the monster hiding within.

But in all seriousness, this extract, if truly present in Gaga's perfume, is highly problematic for human health, not to mention the potential presence of blood and semen. Italian women used to apply extracts of Deadly Nightshade in their eyedrops to make their eyes dilate, a practice that has since been determined be very risky.

So between the toxic belladonna extract, the blood, and the semen, any rational person will clearly be able to see that avoiding Lady Gaga's "Fame" scent like the plague is the only option here. Then again, these additives may not be any more toxic than the synthetic, petrochemical-based fragrance chemicals added to most other perfumes.

Sources for this article include:

http://articles.boston.com

http://starcasm.net/archives/160309

http://www.naturalnews.com/029788_Lady_Gaga_mental_health.html


Monday, June 25, 2012

Find natural sunburn and bug bite relief in your own kitchen

Summer is an exciting season filled with swimming pools and barbeques. Unfortunately, increased time spent outdoors often results in painful sunburns and itchy bug bites that can ruin the fun in a hurry. There are many commercial products available for relieving the discomfort. However, if you would prefer to know exactly what you are rubbing into your skin, then next time you suffer from one of these summertime fun-wreckers, head to your kitchen for one of these all-natural remedies instead!

Sunburn

Of course it is best to avoid getting a sunburn in the first place by eating a diet high in antioxidant-rich foods, wearing protective clothing during peak sunshine hours, etc. But if you do inadvertently get sunburned, there are many natural home remedies available. Aloe Vera gel and apple cider vinegar are among the more widely-known remedies, but there is another source of relief that can be found in your refrigerator as well. Applying egg whites to a sunburn will cool the burn, ease the pain and offer immediate and lasting relief. Just crack open a farm-fresh egg, and separate the yolk from the white. Rub the egg white over the affected skin, and allow it to dry completely. Do not rinse. If possible, allow the egg white to remain on the skin overnight. Enjoy the immediate relief and cooling sensation and reapply after bathing or as necessary if pain returns.

Bug Bites

Itchy bug bites can really put a damper on your summertime fun and they can even disrupt your sleep at night. Banana skins offer immediate and lasting relief from itchy bug bites and they will also relieve any pain or swelling associated with the bites. Just peel a banana and tear off a bit of the skin. Rub the inside of the skin over the bite. It will be a bit slimy at first, so be sure to let it dry well. Do not rinse. Reapply as needed; generally every couple of hours. Be sure to save your banana skin in the refrigerator or freezer so you don't have to eat another banana for every application.

Sources for this article include
http://www.naturalnews.com/029019_sunburn_remedies.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/030342_insect_bites_treatment.html
http://www.farmersalmanac.com
http://foreverhealthyandyoung.com/index.php?category=12&post=168

About the author:
Christy Pooschke is the author of "Eating Additive-Free" - a natural cookbook and shopping guide. If you want to eat less processed food but aren't sure what to buy or what to eat instead, then this book is for you (includes 160 recipes)! Hard copy and e-book versions are available for purchase on her website at GroceryGeek.com. Christy blogs regularly on her website to teach you how to shop for and prepare natural, additive-free foods. Subscribe today, and all of her great tips will land right in your inbox! You can also follow her on Facebook. For folks who desire a more individualized approach, Christy also offers personal consultations and personal chef services!
 

High intake of cholesterol shown to actually repair damaged brains

Including high-cholesterol foods as part of a healthy diet may not be the poor dietary choice we have all been told it is, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. It turns out that cholesterol actually helps increase production of an important component of the nervous system that facilitates proper nerve cell communication, and prevents the onset of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

The study focused specifically on patients with a condition known as Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), in which nerve cells are unable to properly manufacture protective myelin sheaths. It is these myelin sheaths, which are composed of lipid fats and proteins, that allow nerves to communicate and send appropriate electrical signals that trigger movement and cognition, and that protect nerves from damage.

Cholesterol, which is commonly dismissed as harmful and something that people should avoid, actually contributes to producing and maintaining myelin sheaths. Without it, as evidenced by the recent studies, individuals with PMD -- and potentially all individuals -- are at a higher risk of developing cognitive illness and brain degradation. And particularly those with PMD, low-cholesterol diets are almost sure to leave them exceptionally prone to nerve damage.

"This six-week-long cholesterol treatment delayed the decline in motor coordination," wrote the scientists in their report. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Germany fed a group of mice with PMD a high-cholesterol diet for six weeks, as well as another group of PMD mice a low-cholesterol diet. Those on the high-cholesterol diet stopped experiencing cognitive decline, while the low-cholesterol mice continued to get worse.

Cholesterol appears to be beneficial for everyone

Though the researchers attributed their findings about cholesterol specifically and solely to those with PMD, the implications for all individuals are striking, as the study further reinforces the idea that cholesterol is a necessary component of proper brain and nervous system function in everyone. This unconventional concept has been confirmed in several earlier studies, including a comprehensive study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. (http://www.jpands.org/vol10no3/colpo.pdf)

"Cholesterol acts to interlock 'lipid molecules,' which stabilize cell membranes," writes Shane Ellison, M.S., in his book Health Myths Exposed. "[C]holesterol is a vital building block for all bodily tissues. Lowering such a vital molecule is absurdity. To illustrate, imagine that your house represents your body and the nails holding it together cholesterol. Now start pulling each and every nail out of the house. What happens? The house turns to a pile of rubble. The same is true for the human body."

Cholesterol-lowering statins are responsible for destroying health, causing Alzheimer's

What this all means for statin drugs, which mainstream medicine has ridiculously dubbed 'miracle drugs,' is that their cholesterol inhibiting properties can cause serious health problems down the road. By interfering with the liver's natural function of producing cholesterol, statin drugs can actually strip the body of much-needed cholesterol, and cause serious nervous system and cognitive damage.

The key to promoting healthy cholesterol levels in the body is not to take synthetic drugs, but rather to achieve vibrant health through proper diet and exercise, which includes a diet rich in healthy saturated fats and, yes, even cholesterol.

"Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease," says Dr. George V. Mann, M.D., professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. "That myth is the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century."

You can learn more about the cholesterol myths by visiting:
http://www.naturalremediescures.com

Sources for this article include:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18456749

http://blog.michaeljfox.org

http://goodworkswellness.com/six-surprising-facts-about-cholesterol/

http://www.wellbeingjournal.com

MMR causes autism, proven in Italian court case

For many years the stories from devastated parents have been eerily similar. A young, bright child vaccinated with MMR, has minor side effects such as high temperature and being off food, and then develops the debilitating disability of autism.

Whilst the mainstream medical profession deny the link between autism and the triple shot of measles, mumps and rubella, there have been many who have argued to the contrary. Statistics show the increases in autism correlate alarmingly with the introduction and uptake of the MMR vaccine. And Now in an Italian court, there has been a landmark ruling for a child whose parents claim that his autism was triggered by MMR.

The parents of Valentino Bocca have been awarded 112,000 Euro to be paid by the Italian ministry of health. They are now seeking a further 800,000 Euro in a civil case. The story is a tragic one, Valentino, developing normally, was given the shot at 14 months and started to suffer from diarrhea, lost interest in food and within a few days lost the ability to use his spoon. Worse was soon to come when he began to be restless at night, screaming in pain for hours. It was later found that he was suffering from a painful bowel condition that is common in autistic children. With an adjusted diet of no wheat or milk, he was able to sleep but the autism symptoms continued, and even at the age of nine, he still does not speak.

The case featured three expert witnesses that concurred that "barring preexisting conditions there was a reasonable scientific probability that the MMR jab had triggered Valantino's condition." Judge Lucio Ardigo agreed that it was "conclusively established" that Valentino had suffered from an "autistic disorder associated with medium cognitive delay" and his illness, was linked to receiving the shot. The Italian shot has the same ingredients as the one used in the UK and US.

Proof in court of the link between MMR and autism, but will this be denied by the UK and US?

In the US over 5000 families are known to the mainstream media as believing that the MMR shot has triggered autism in their children, and the real figure could be much higher. Court rulings against the MMR include a 90,000 GBP (Great British Pound) payout for brain damage to a boy called Robert Fletcher, and a $1.5 million payout for Hannah Poling who received MMR and six other vaccinations in one day and then developed autism.

It is small comfort to the families of children who have suffered autism as a result of these vaccines, that there may be a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. However, the common belief amongst the established medical profession is that it is better to vaccinate a child than not. The forceful way in which the government in both the US and Europe have pushed for vaccination with MMR, has left many parents believing they have no choice, despite the shot being voluntary. In the case of Valentino Bocca this pro-vaccine propaganda was detrimental to the government's case.

With this ruling, there is now a legal precedent in Italy that could cause an opening in the floodgates. Many parents will be looking to obtain their rightful compensation against the governments that have conspired in one of the greatest medical cover-ups of all time. A cover-up that has cost careers, the suffering of children and the lives of their parents.

Sources for this article include

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
http://birdflu666.wordpress.com
http://www.google.co.uk
http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com

About the author:
D Holt is currently involved in research in the UK into the mechanisms involved in healing due to meditation, hypnosis and other ''spiritual'' healers and techniques. Previous work has included investigations into effects of meditation on addiction, the effects of sulphites on the digestive system and the use of tartrazine and other additives in the restaurant industry. new blog is now available at http://tinyurl.com/sacredmeditation or follow on twitter @sacredmeditate

Nature offers safe and effective blood thinning alternatives to mainstream drugs

Millions of people in the United States take either prescription medications, aspirin or a combination of those drugs to thin their blood. The problem with prescription blood thinners and aspirin is that they all have a number of side effects associated with them, some of which can be fatal. The good news is that nature offers several effective options that are effective and far safer.

Typically, blood thinners are prescribed if you have some kind of heart or blood vessel disease or if you have poor blood flow to your brain. Blood thinners are also prescribed for:

* High blood pressure caused by restricted blood vessels
* Atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm)
* Heart valve surgery
* Congenital heart defects

There are two main types of blood thinners. Anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin (also called Coumadin), work on chemical reactions in the body to lengthen the time it takes for blood clot formation. Antiplatelet drugs, such as Plavix (Clopidogrel) and aspirin prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot.

Natural Blood Thinners

Two excellent natural blood thinners are cayenne pepper and vitamin C. Both are excellent for the blood vessels and overall cardiovascular health and both are high in antioxidants. Cayenne pepper, sometimes referred to as "the King of Herbs," is considered by many to be the best natural item for the heart. Vitamin C is especially important for maintaining healthy blood vessels.

Turmeric, the major component of the common kitchen spice curcumin, has a world of health benefits including being a good natural blood thinner. It is also a natural immune modulator, a natural anti-inflammatory and is increasingly being recognized as a potent cancer fighter and cancer preventive.

Garlic is widely recognized as one of the most beneficial natural plants for health and is another effective natural blood thinner, thanks primarily to its salicylate content. Salicylates are found in a large number of over the counter medications and are the primary blood thinning agent in aspirin. Garlic is especially good for cardiovascular health and is also a potent natural pathogen destroyer.

Onions, which also contain salicylates, are also good natural blood thinners.

Other good natural blood thinners include:

* Bromelain
* Water
* Cinnamon
* Dill
* Oregano
* Dried fruits and berries, such as raisins, cranberries, prunes and cherries
* Vitamin B6
* Vitamin E
* Gingko biloba

Exercise is also a good natural blood thinner and consuming more vegetables and fruits helps guard against thick blood and other conditions which can lead to the need for blood thinners.

Hawthorn berry is an excellent supplement for cardiovascular health and is particularly effective against atrial fibrillation.

Also, taking several digestive enzymes a few times daily on an empty stomach can help eliminate arterial plaque and dissolve blood clots.

Sources included:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bloodthinners.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000040/
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://www.healtharticles101.com
http://www.tbyil.com/cayenne_pepper.htm
http://www.tbyil.com/healing_heart_disease.htm

Author: Tony Issacs
 

The new AIDS - stubborn infection, Chagas, spread by insects

Chagas, a potentially deadly disease that experts say is spreading like HIV once did in its earliest stages, has been labeled "the new AIDS of America" by a number of tropical disease experts in a recently published editorial.

The authors, writing in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Neglected Tropical Diseases journal online, said Chagas, which is caused by parasites transmitted to humans by blood-sucking insects, wrote that the disease is currently spreading through our hemisphere.

"It occurred to me one day how similar it is now with Chagas to the early years of the AIDS epidemic when they didn't have good drugs or an understanding of the disease," Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College, told the Toronto Star.

The disease is also known as American trypanosomiasis, because the insects who transmit it carry single-cell parasites called trypanosomes. Experts say the best known relative is spread by the tsetse fly in Africa and causes sleeping sickness, which results in swelling of the brain.

Chagas infects 300,000 in the U.S.

One report said the disease is often transmitted by "kissing bugs," a sub-family of blood suckers that are also known as assassin bugs that like to target the lip area (hence their name).

The authors, several of whom are experts from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said that like AIDS, the incubation time for Chagas disease is long, and it is very hard to cure once a person contracts it.

It infects about 8 million people in the hemisphere but they mostly live in Bolivia, Mexico, Central America and Colombia. Still, about 300,000 people infected with Chagas live in the U.S. - many of whom are immigrants, The New York Times reported.

According to reports, Chagas can be transmitted to children by the mother, or it can be contracted through a blood transfusion. Some 25 percent of victims will develop an enlarged heart or intestines, which can then fail or burst, causing instant death.

Treatment isn't much better; it involves very harsh medications that have to be taken for as long as three months. And they only work if the disease is caught early, which is a problem because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), while acute Chagas disease occurs immediately after infection, it "may be mild or asymptomatic."

"There may be fever or swelling around the site of inoculation (where the parasite entered into the skin or mucous membrane). Rarely, acute infection may result in severe inflammation of the heart muscle or the brain and lining around the brain," the CDC said on its Web site.

'Forgotten disease among forgotten people'

While the drugs are not as expensive as AIDS medications, they are in short supply in poorer countries. And, because the disease tends to occur more in the poor, not much money is being spent on finding new treatments, much less a cure. The disease kills about 20,000 people a year.

"Both diseases are highly stigmatizing," the editorial said.

The worst part may just be that few people know about Chagas, because not much is being said about it.

"It's a forgotten disease among forgotten people," Baylor's Hotez said. "Can you imagine having 300,000 people in the suburbs with a serious case of heart disease caused by a bug? We wouldn't tolerate it as a society, but because it's happening to an indigenous people, we're silent."

Right now, Chagas kills about 20,000 people a year. But researchers and experts like Hotez are worried that figures could rise dramatically in the coming months and years.

The Star reported that Hotez and his staff "are working on developing a prototype vaccine that would be given after exposure to Chagas, like a rabies vaccine."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.nytimes.com

http://www.plosntds.org

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002338/

http://www.mnn.com

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/chagas/disease.html