foods proven to kill cancer

foods proven to kill cancerIn order to kill cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished? Detox, detox, detox and achieve a slightly alkaline pH, while filling the body with the best, organic, nutritionally dense food available. Your goal is to rebuild a killer immune system as you bathe every non-cancerous cell in your body with nutrition.

For specific foods known to kill cancer, check out the following list:

Omega 3

Oily fish, fish oil, flax seed oil, hemp oil, and healthy oil blend supplements provide omega 3 fatty acids (and other beneficial fatty acids), which fight inflammation and make the body less hospitable to cancer cells. Vitamin D is also known to kill cancer, and you can find many fish oils and some vegan oil blends with vitamin D in them.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, watercress, kale, collard greens, cauliflower, bok choy, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, arugula, and more. These vegetables contain sulforaphane and other helpful compounds, which help fight tumors, breast, prostate, brain, and colorectal cancers, as well as leukemia. Broccoli sprouts and mature broccoli in combination really pack nutritional, cancer fighting punch.

Berries

Black raspberries appear to reign supreme, though all berries contain cancer fighting phytonutrients and high amounts of ellagic acid, which inhibit tumor growth.

Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms

Google maitake mushrooms and cancer and the American Cancer Society pops up at the top of the search list. For one brief moment it seemed they might actually be doing their job, but no. They claim there have been no studies to show that maitake or any other mushroom help fight cancer. Continue your search and study after study reveals they do indeed.

Mushrooms boost immune function and are a great source of antioxidants. They are also rich in vitamins C and B vitamins as well as calcium and other minerals.

Tumeric

Curcumin, found in turmeric, inhibits the spread of cancer (metastases) along with its anti-inflammatory and oxidative effects. Tumeric can be found at farmer’s markets in root form. It can be used liberally to spice your food (great on salads or in salad dressing as well as in cooked dishes) with no side effects.

Tomatoes

The active compounds found in tomatoes, carotenoids and lycopene (especially lycopene), are very helpful, especially in the fight of prostrate and pancreatic cancer in men. Seven to ten helpings are week are suggested, both cooked and raw juice. To gain the health benefits of juice, make your own. Store bought tomato juice will be pasteurized. Lycopene is a strong antioxidant.

Folate

Egg yolks, avocadoes, apricots, green leafy vegetables, and pumpkin are among the foods rich in folate. For meat eaters, chicken livers are very high in folate. Studies involving folate or its synthetic form, folic acid, show a significant reduced risk of colorectal cancer. Folate or folic acid ?is essential for the body to correctly replicate DNA.

Garlic

Even the National Cancer Institute admits garlic “…may reduce the risk of developing several types of?cancer, especially cancers of the?gastrointestinal tract”.
Garlic reduces inflammation, fights free radicals, and fights cancer. Eat it raw or chop it up and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking with it or its beneficial compound, allicin, will not be released.

Grapes

The compound found in red grapes, resveratrol, is a powerful antioxidant that also saves cells from oxidant-caused death. Grape seeds have huge benefits. We recommend you don’t eat grapes without seeds.

Conclusion

An alkaline, balanced diet with plenty of nutrition, and as few toxins as possible, makes the body inhospitable to cancer. Sugar feeds cancer. Processed and refined foods feed cancer. Raw, organic vegetables, especially when grown for maximum nutrient content (as opposed to large scale farming) should be the foundation of any healthy diet. We also recommend that anyone with cancer undergo a full body detox with a supplement regimen specifically designed for your current state of health. For more information on what to do for cancer, check out the first three sources.

Article Source: www.naturalnews.com/cancer_foods_nutrition_research

Originally posted 2014-08-27 12:14:06.

spicesOver the recent years we have been moving further away from the pharmaceutical industry by taking small steps, if you recollect we did an article on how to cure a child from common ailments using an extract from five leaves. But today I’ve cooked up a bunch of spices and common food ingredients that you can use to keep good health and even help and protect you from a range of diseases.

It shouldn’t be surprising that some of the ingredients used in your food can even help protect you against terminal diseases. Lets start off with one of my personal favorites, Garlic.

I know a 70+ year old man who has no blood pressure issues and a perfect blood sugar level that he attributes to his habit of eating three to four raw garlic cloves daily. But this is not just a figment of his imagination, take a look at what this herb has to offer, apart from bad breath that is.

Spices

Garlic

One of Garlic’s main benefits is that it helps reduce Cholesterol. The Linus Pauling Institute’s review of several studies found that people who consumed garlic for three months had a 6% to 11% reduction in total cholesterol. Also since garlic is an antioxidant, it may prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the arteries.

When you crush Garlic you are immediately greeted by the pungent spell, that is due to Allicin, which is responsible for its medicinal benefits. It’s said that the daily consumption of garlic can help lower heart disease risk by as much as 76 percent. It also thins the blood and hence cuts down on the chances of dangerous blood clots.

Even cancer fears Allicin, especially stomach and colorectal cancer as it flushes out carcinogens even before they can damage cell DNA. If that’s not enough, Garlic has super strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and can help with yeast infections, some sinus infections, and common cold.

Turmeric

What would we do without Turmeric – we have mixed it with warm milk for cold and cough, given Turmeric and sugar (to make it edible) for kids when they bruise themselves and as a quick fix for animal injuries.

Turmeric is well known to reduce inflammation, while in Indian medicine its also used to increase appetite and as a digestive aid. Turmeric gets its golden color from Curcumin. Curcumin is considered as a powerful anticancer agent and quells the inflammation that contributes to the growth of tumors. Yes, powerful lab studies suggest that Turmeric helps stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.

There are numerous studies that talk about the benefits of using Turmeric against cancer and animal tests show that it even helps protect from Alzheimer’s disease.

Ginger

Ginger is such a powerful natural medicine that it finds itself not only in Ayurveda but also in the ancient Chinese medical texts. We have been using Ginger to treat cough and cold. It has anti-nausea properties and is a digestive aid. Ayurveda recommends eating raw ginger before meals for appetite as well as digestion.

While in modern times researches have found Ginger effect in combating inflammation and even in reducing the pain and swelling in people suffering from arthritis. Apart from these benefits, ginger can help with Migraines and may even prevent and slowing the growth of cancer. It’s good for the tummy and even makes a cup of tea so delightful to have.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon packs a punch when it comes to fighting diabetes, it helps control blood sugar levels and also cuts down on triglycerides and total cholesterol.

Since it cuts down on the triglycerides and cholesterol its awesome for your heart and as a bonus its also rich in antioxidants. Along with a bunch of other spices, cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Another reason to add it into your diet is that its high in fiber and can also reduce heartburn in some people. Wow, bring on the cinnamon buns and rolls.

Cloves

Who hasn’t used cloves or clove oil to stop a tooth ache? Well with the kind of teeth I have, sticking cloves in my mouth has been part of the norm thanks to its numbing effect. But I wasn’t aware that even people suffering from Arthritis can get relief from the pain as it slows down the cartilage and bone damage caused by the disease.

Yet again, even cloves have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can protect one from heart disease, stave off cancer and also appear to improve insulin function. Cloves are also known to have killed certain antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Article Source: Common spices destroy disease

Originally posted 2014-08-27 12:09:47.

organic food
Let’s face it, many Americans eat like pigs. They pull up to drive-through windows and they sit down at pancake houses, and they order up a completely GMO meal, full of gluten, refined sugar, MSG, animal fat and sometimes even artificial sweeteners. They wash it all down and repeat the cycle within hours, sometimes three times in one day. Why? Don’t they know? Maybe they don’t care, but they will, later.

Time stands still when you’re sick. The world seems to stop spinning when you’re laid out in a hospital bed, with an I.V. stuck in your arm, waiting for a “diagnosis.”

Time just seems to stop, when you can’t work, you can’t enjoy anything and you’re miserable from some illness, disease or disorder that America seems to feed rather than try to prevent. So who’s feeding who? Are the corporations feeding the humans toxic food, or are the humans using their hands on their own free will to shove sickness into their mouths?

Believe it or not, organic food is a $15,000,000,000 industry yearly now. That’s 15 billion, not million, by the way. Are all THOSE people feeding themselves “life” — a healthy life that’s a choice to make, every meal, every snack, every drink and every personal care product? Of course it is. That’s what brings us to healing the sick with organic food, since your cells are all brand new about every three months. You could make that CHANGE in one season, my friend.

Inflammation Nation

The root cause of most pain, illness, headaches and other chronic sicknesses is simply inflammation. Hundreds of millions of people suffer from inflammation daily, because they do many of the following: Ingest fluoridated tap water, take pharmaceutical medications, take OTC (over the counter) medications, eat genetically modified foods (GMO), eat gluten, get flu shots, drink sodas and diet sodas, chew gum or candy laced with artificial sweeteners, apply topical lotions loaded with chemicals, eat bleached-white foods, eat conventional hormone-laden meat and drink conventional hormone-laden milk. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and the damage becomes exponential, as cells mutate and turn and attack living healthy tissue. That’s cancer.

Even the lack of clean whole food and clean spring water inflames the entire body, the tissues, the muscles and the brain. The heart is overworked and under-delivers the goods (nutrients), because there are none. They’ve been wiped out by pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, algaecides and toxic fertilizers used to grow toxic food for toxic humans in need of… wait for it… Obamacare!

Your cells are in a constant battle. They battle for oxygen and nutrition. Those are your good cells. Your bad cells are in a constant search — for sugar and carcinogens. Which cells will you feed with your next meal, and the one after that, and after that? Which cells will you feed with your next drink or snack, the healthy cells or the cancer cells? Will you “feed the beast” that will destroy you once it has all the power, or will you feed the organic being that you were born to be, the machine with a heart and a brain?

Inside your body is a universe of enzymes, flora and healthy organisms that fuel the fire of thinking and doing and evolving. Will you put that fire out with processed junk science? Cancer cells can not live when your cells have plenty of oxygen. Win the daily battle. Win the long-term war. You are on the battlefield right now, and your hands and brain are your weapons. Use them. Do not pick up another piece of food that contains toxins. Heal your body and your mind, starting right now.

Article Source: Organic food healing inflammation.

Originally posted 2014-08-16 10:28:43.

tomatosCarotenoids are what cause some fruits and vegetables to have bright colors, such as yellow, orange and red. Lycopene is the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their rich colors and is one of the most popular carotenoids found in the diets of many Americans and Europeans. Many carotenoids enable the body to make the vitamin A that it needs in order to be healthy, though lycopene is not one of them.

The cancer-preventing benefits of lycopene
Though the body does not use lycopene to make Vitamin A, it still adds a very valuable component to the diet. Studies have shown a positive correlation between those people with a diet high in tomatoes, and, therefore, lycopenes, and having a lower risk of some forms of cancer. This type of diet has been shown to be particularly helpful for reducing the risk of getting prostate, cervical, skin, bladder, stomach and lung cancers.

Other benefits of lycopene
As if the cancer-reducing benefits of lycopene were not enough, there are other health benefits of eating a diet rich in tomatoes. Researchers have found that the risk of heart disease can be lowered by such a diet. The risk of macular degeneration, which is a disease that often occurs as a person ages and can result in blindness, and lipid oxidation, the damage that occurs to normal fat cells that can then cause both inflammation and disease, have also been shown to be reduced by eating a diet that includes a variety of tomato-based dishes.

Lycopene is an impressive antioxidant which helps block the free radicals that can cause disease. Studies have also shown that lycopene helps protect DNA, cellular fats and enzymes while also lowering the levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and boosting the immune system. While other foods, such as watermelon, apricots, papaya, pink grapefruit and guava, are also a significant source of lycopene, tomatoes contain the most concentrated amount of the carotenoid.

The form of tomatoes matters
While tomatoes eaten in any form deliver a powerful amount of lycopene, there are some methods of preparation that increase the amounts. Studies found that the levels of lycopene in the blood were greatest after study participants had eaten cooked tomatoes, compared to their levels after drinking tomato juice or eating raw tomatoes. In addition, by combining the consumption of tomatoes with oil or fat, such as the cheese in a pizza or a drizzle of salad oil, the amount of lycopene absorbed by the intestines is increased. For those people who want to supplement, lycopene is available either as a liquid or as soft gels.

Eating a diet rich with tomato-based foods gives the body a number of health benefits that are difficult to replicate in other ways. For best results, eat cooked tomatoes several times each week.

Originally posted 2014-04-11 12:07:44.

strawberriesGastritis, a condition in which the stomach lining becomes inflamed, can be caused by a number of factors. Too much alcohol consumption, viral and bacterial infections, taking aspirin or ibuprofen, having an autoimmune disorder and even stress are common culprits behind this digestive problem. That’s the bad news.

The good news? European researchers have uncovered the powerful ability that strawberries have to combat gastritis.

How strawberries help heal gastritis
“The positive effects of strawberries are not only linked to their antioxidant capacity and high content of phenolic compounds (anthocyans) but also to the fact that they activate the antioxidant defences and enzymes of the body,” explains one of the researchers, Sara Tulipani. Their studies showed that ingesting strawberries led to a reduction in the appearance of stomach ulcerations, post-ethanol consumption. Bottom line: The ripe fruit contains substances that can help prevent the start of inflammation at the cellular level.

This finding led them to conclude that strawberries are among the most important fruits to fight inflammation and also paved the way for others to look deeper into new stomach inflammatory diseases and related treatment options.

The Mayo Clinic advises people with gastritis to eat a diet that consists of low-acid fruits and to avoid spicy, fatty foods. Strawberries make the list of low-acid fruits, as do pears, raspberries and apples.

It’s also advised to try to minimize stress levels, reduce alcohol consumption and speak with a doctor about switching pain relievers, since they can aggravate the stomach lining. Activities such as yoga or meditation can help with relaxation, and enjoying healthier drinks such as water can help keep stomach problems at bay.

Other health benefits of eating strawberries
Strawberries are good for reducing inflammation of not only the stomach inflammation but other kinds as well, including in the joints. In fact, the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a study which showed that women who ate 16 or more strawberries weekly were less likely to have C-reactive protein (CRP) in the body, a telltale marker of inflammation.

Strawberries have also been shown to improve eye health, suppress cancer cell growth and regulate blood pressure. Of course, to help avoid health issues related to pesticide consumption, be sure to choose organic, and hopefully local, strawberries!

Originally posted 2014-03-31 14:10:23.

JuicingThose who find munching through heaped plates full of leafy greens, fruit, and veg to be quite the chore have embraced the recent craze for consuming their 5-a-day (and sometimes more) in just one juice.

Health conscious people everywhere are being spotted clutching thick, luminous green, frothy juices in their hands. As toxic as these juices may look on the outside they are actually jam packed full of healthy nutrients. Juicing may have once had a hippy stigma attached to it, but it’s now been made popular and accessible to anyone who fancies guzzling down the entire contents of their fridge’s veg draw in one go.

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Anniston, Miranda Kerr and Sarah Jessica Parker are rarely spotted without a green juice in their hands these days and all fully support the trend. But just how healthy is juicing? And is it actually healthier to cold-press your fruit and veg than it is to eat it whole?

The Pros

Juicing is a convenient way of ensuring that you get your 5-a-day. Wake up and throw a cucumber, 2 apples, 2 handfuls of spinach, a beetroot, a carrot and a stick of celery into your juicer and you’ve already had your 5-a-day before it’s even 9am! Juicing makes it easy to consume a couple of platefuls of fruit and veg through a straw in just one sitting and so is particularly useful for those who struggle to eat their 5-a-day because they would prefer to have a kitkat for elevensies than they would an apple. One juice first thing in the morning can provide you with a much needed hit of nutrients to get your day off to a great start.

Some juicing enthusiasts also claim that juice is better for you because your body can absorb the nutrients better when you consume them in a liquid form; however there is no solid proof that this is true.

The Cons

Reducing your fruit and veg to a pulp means that not quite all of it reaches your juice. The pulp that is left behind is mostly made up of the healthy fibre so you’re losing out on this when you juice.

Chopping up and juicing such a large amount of fruit and veg can be a bit of a palaver, especially if you’re doing it first thing in the morning. You can’t make a large batch to drink throughout the week either as freshly squeezed juice can develop harmful bacteria if left and loses its nutritious value the longer that you leave it so it’s important you drink it fresh out of the juicer.

Many people fail to eat their 5-a-day and so are lacking many of the vital nutrients that keep us healthy in their diet. Juicing provides people that may have otherwise missed out on their 5-a-day with an easy way of getting many important nutrients into their diets.

Originally posted 2013-11-21 12:51:22.

windowsill-apothecaryGrowing medicinal herbs is a fantastic idea but it’s not just about medicinal herbs, its about the food we eat too. As the great man Hippocrates once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. This is why i would encourage everybody to grow as much of your own as you can, become as self sufficient as possible. At the very least you know what your eating and how your food has been grown! Food we grow and eat (before genetically modified and the use of chemical fertilsers) promotes optimal health. This is the basis behind Hippocrates knowledge, food that we eat should be preventative of disease. However the likes of fast foods and processed crap is ever more popular and what trend has this set? Ever wonder why so many people in the western world are ill, have allergies and are suffering from more and more diseases, even with the latest technological advancements in modern medicine? We need to take control of our own health, our keepers have had forever to fulfill this role and clearly it is not working.

There are many herbs and plants that can be grown with minimum effort and space and best of all it’s easy, anybody can do it. Yes that means you! Growing medicinal herbs on your windowsill is a great way to save money and empower you to take responsibility and care for your own health. I would go as far to say that growing your own medicine is like medicine in its self! The beauty of growing your own herbs is that you can harvest it as you use it, or dry your own herbs for later.

Here are some easy plants to get started with:

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been well known for centuries for its healing properties, and both oral intake and topical dressings have been documented to facilitate healing of any kind of skin wound, burn, or scald – even speeding recovery time after surgery. Situations to try it on include blisters, insect bites, rashes, sores, herpes, urticaria, athlete’s foot, fungus, vaginal infections, conjunctivitis, styes, allergic reactions, and dry skin.

Borage
Borage is a great herb for calming the nerves due to stress or anxiety. It is especially useful for those who are recovering from illness or surgery as it boosts the adrenals. As well as its medicinal effects, the bright blue flowers of the Borage plant look beautiful and taste good in salads. Borage makes a perfect addition to herbal teas.

Calendula
Calendula, or as commonly known Marigold, was traditionally used internally as a gargle for reducing inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, for soothing sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis, coughs, dryness of the lungs and digestive upsets.

Chamomile
Chamomile is a well known herb and has been used for thousands of years. It is useful for menstrual cramps, soothing and insomnia. Chamomile flowers are small and compact and are excellent for attracting bees. It is a very useful herb for children. It is a gentle herb for general use and an all round good tonic. It can help calm nerves, soothe headaches, stomach cramps, toothaches and teething pain.

Feverfew
Feverfew is good for calming coughs and reliving headache pains. The leaves of a Feverfew make a fine addition to a herbal tea.

Lavender
Lavender is believed to be of benefit for a multitude of problems, including stress, anxiety, exhaustion, irritability, headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, colds, digestion, flatulence, upset stomach, liver and gallbladder problems, nervousness, loss of appetite, and as a breath freshener and mouthwash. It is more tricky to grow in containers but the effort is well worth it! Adding fresh lavender to your herb tea blends is most rewarding and a sachet of home grown dried lavender under your pillow will ensure a good night sleep.

Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm is a great herb for the nerves. It is excellent for blending into your teas for the lemon flavour it adds. Lemon Balm is anti-viral, so the tea is great to drink if you’re feeling under the weather. The hot tea brings on a sweat that is good for relieving colds, flus and fevers and an anti-viral agent has been found that combats mumps, cold sores and other viruses. One of Lemon Balm’s key medicinal qualities is as a tranquilizer. It calms a nervous stomach, colic, or heart spasms. The leaves are reputed to also lower blood pressure. It is very gentle, although effective, so is often suggested for children and babies.

Mints
Mint (peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint). These are great for stomach ailments and aid with digestion. Mint also helps with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, is helpful for soothing colds and sore throats and can give you a quick boost. A nice cup of mint tea is a perfect way to end any meal. Mint is very easy to grow, it multiplies very quickly.

Skullcap
Skullcap is a mild analgesic and is helpful in reducing pain. It helps promote menstruation and is useful for insomnia. It is also a mild antidepressant. It is easy to grow in containers, though it needs a bit more space.

Feeling overwhelmed? Two words for you – baby steps! Pick your favourite and start there, or for a head start go to your local nursery, try to get organic seeds or plants whenever you can.

Plant some seeds and watch your herb garden bloom before your eyes. It’s easier than you think, anybody can do it! Soon your friends and family will be amazed and begging you for tea and you just may inspire others to grow their own as well.

The great thing about growing herbs is you can put many in a small space. Container gardening is useful when growing herbs as herbs tend to spread like crazy and this keeps it much easier to contain, harvest and best of all, no weeding!

Don’t be afraid to experiment blending herbs. You can come up with some great tea blends. From Chamomile and Lavender for a soothing tea before bed, to Feverfew and Skullcap for those painful migraines.

When you start your collection, familiarise yourself with each herbs medicinal use and how each herb can complement another. Before long you will develop your knowledge and become a Windowsill Apothecarist and on a path to becoming a wizard or witch, with your very own herbal pharmacy!

Originally posted 2013-09-17 21:28:20.

would-you-like-horse-with-thatA growing scandal involving horse meat mis-labelled as beef is sweeping across Europe, sparking concerns about the accuracy of labelling and the complex path that food travels on the way to the continent’s consumers. The British government has ordered the country’s food industry to test all processed beef products. The move comes after one of the UK’s biggest food manufacturers found horse meat in some of its ready-to-eat meals and withdrew 180,000 of them from sale.

The Findus frozen food company discovered that some of its beef lasagnes were in fact 100% horse meat. The meals were manufactured by a supplier in France where there is no cultural taboo against eating horses and horse meat is widely consumed as a cheaper alternative to beef.

This is not the first time horse meat has hit the headlines in Britain. Last month frozen beefburgers were also removed from many British supermarket shelves after equine DNA was detected.

Alistair Driver, political editor of Farmers Guardian magazine, says the scandal has lifted the lid on the whole business of cheap food, where costs and corners have been cut: “It seems to be the trading of ingredients across the continent from one trader to another, from a manufacturer to a trader.that’s all about just cutting costs and trading these cheap products,” says Driver.

Ironically horse meat is considered healthier than beef as it is leaner. But some safety concerns are emerging. Samples of the lasagne are being tested for Bute, a painkiller given to horses which is harmful to humans. The UK’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, has said there is a “limited public health risk” if the drug phenylbutazone, known as Bute, is found in beef products that contain horse meat.

In her first public statement on the horse meat scandal, Davies reiterated the message of ministers that there was no health risk and sought to allay concerns over any potential harm from Bute, an equine anti-inflammatory medicine that is banned in food. Not at all reassuring is it?

It was once so very different. In my youth I spent a lot of my time working on my uncle’s poultry farm, where he had three thousand hens – all totally free range and probably organic, the husbandry employed was natural in every way, though I don’t ever remember the term organic being bandied about that was just natural and the way things were done. They were vibrant with bright plumage, bright red erect cones and laid a large number of double yokers. They had large muscular gizzards and powerful hearts, due to their daily diet and being free to scratch about, finding grubs and such like as chickens love to do. I suppose in today’s day and age they would have to have a badge on any products from them saying “I was a happy chicken” as opposed to an unhappy one who has had a miserable life, they do not seem to put those labels on do they…..

My healthy tip tomorrow is a good supportive diet for chickens during the winter months, for those of you who prefer to stick with the organic and natural way of life! – See more at: http://localhost/vbh2/blog.php#sthash.Lqt61zrL.dpuf

Originally posted 2013-02-12 18:05:41.

cows-milk-allergy-joyI received this from my PA the other day, I thought I would share it with you.
Whilst waiting in the Fish and Chip shop yesterday eve I had the dubious pleasure of glancing through the only available newspaper, The Sun. This article caught my eye:-

Cows Milk Allergy Joy!

A genetically modified cow is producing milk without a protein that causes millions of people to have allergic reactions. Samples of the milk show it has no beta-lactoglobulin, the main cause of lactose intolerance. Human breast milk does not contain the protein. The young New Zealand cow’s DNA was genetically altered to block the production of beta-lactoglobulin. Milk from the cow, which was born without a tail, also has high levels of calcium – a quality prized by cheesemakers. Researchers say more tests are necessary to see if similar milk can be produced by adult cows. Article ends.

So there we go, pharmaceutical companies produce the allergies in humans in the first place with the drug chain, creating allergic reactions to a food which is not designed for human consumption but created by nature for baby cows, which causes untold anguish to dairy cows then scientists create a Frankenstein cow with no tail to cure the problem. Modern science and medicine? Hmmm……

Cup of tea anyone? Want milk with that?

Originally posted 2012-10-24 18:42:17.

It is no secret that the lower someone’s wages are, the harder it will be for them to secure a stable channel of healthy and organic food.

It is also not a secret that these healthy food options are highly unlikely to be available in the neighborhoods where these lower income residents live. The simple fact is that this systemic disequilibrium causes a feedback mechanism which disinhibits lower wage earners from achieving higher wages.

 

For example, a lower salary family consumes unhealthy food because it is the most immediate and affordable option available to them, members of that family develop health issues they otherwise would not have had they eaten healthy foods, already scarce money has to be put into remedying the ailing health of family members and time has to be taken out from work to look after them (this can both endanger job security and take away promotion opportunities), with less money the family can only get more immediate and affordable foods which perpetuate this vicious cycle.

Until there is a systemic remedy, there needs to be immediate relief. By following these general guidelines, anyone who finds themselves in a food desert or who earns a lower wage, can use these tips to ensure that they are picking the best among their available alternatives.

There are naturally things that are desirable to good health and things to avoid to maintain our health. Because the issue in lower wage households is often a selection of the lesser of two evils, it is important to  first deal with what to avoid.

Pesticides have been shown, time and again, to cause unspeakable harm to living organisms. It is a political sleight of hand that these objects can be described as inhibiting cell growth in flies and other pests (including mammals) and not humans.

Yet at the same time, scientists use these very creatures to trial the effect of drugs on humans. In one case a model organism’s biology is used to assist an understanding of the human physiology and in another the impacts of a substance seemingly are just relegated to the model organism. One of the biggest things we can do is avoid all pesticides because the research is inconsistent and law enforcement on this issue is spotty, but there have been sufficient incidents where these substances have caused great bodily harm in humans and those responsible have continued to be allowed to act with impunity.

Secondly, we must avoid neurotoxins. These are substances that have been found to cause damage to the nervous system which includes our brain, spinal cord, and all our nerves. The effects of damage to this precious system have far reaching effects from mobility to learning development.

These are often some of the most crippling health disasters to befall a lower wage household because it is chronic and therefore a continuous extra “taxation” of the family’s limited resources. Known neurotoxins include aspertame and MSG or monosodium glutamate. Always check your ingredients list to ensure that you are not buying something that contains these ingredients.

Because many of these neurotoxins continue to make it into our food supply, it is important to educate ourselves on the topic. I personally learned by giving ten minutes to a new neurotoxin each day for two weeks after I came home from work. It is so important that you also keep up to date on news of new neurotoxins because every year, new and untested chemicals are being made.

Avoid non-organic meat and dairy. Both of these product categories suffer from an unaccountability in the kinds of chemicals that are contained in the food themselves that do not legally have to make it on the ingredients list because they were consumed by the animal when it was alive.

Animals are known to  be over-vaccinate and the effects of these vaccines are not well known or studied. For similar reasons, the big grains like soy and corn should be avoided because they likely came from organisms that were genetically modified. Just like with all the vaccines pumped into livestock, the effects of genetically modified organisms are extremely shaky.

By following this guideline of things to aovid, you will find a world of cheap, but healthy foods slowly opening. It will also give you the awareness to demand a better selection of the things you know will not cause your family harm.

Originally posted 2016-04-09 11:49:46.

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