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All over the world, small farmers are being forced off their land to make way for corporate agriculture, writes GRAIN - and it's justified by the need to 'feed the world'.But it's the small farmers that are the most productive, and the more their land is grabbed, the more global hunger increases. We must give them their land back! A recent comprehensive survey by GRAIN, examining data from around the world, finds that Read more...
Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections.The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), accelerates the natural movement of calcium and phosphate minerals into the damaged tooth.A two-step process first prepares the damaged area of enamel, then uses a tiny electric current to push minerals into the repair site. It could be available within three years.Sepp Hasslberger's insight:Some progress Read more...
Ractopamine isn’t new to livestock farming in the U.S. The FDA first approved the drug for commercially raised pigs in 1999, and later permitted its use for cattle and turkeys. The drug mimics stress hormones, causing animals to gain lean muscle weight rather than fat in the final weeks before slaughter.In July 2012, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the foodstandards body for the United Nations, narrowly voted to adopt a limit Read more...
Tech giants are jumping into the fray with fitness offerings like Apple Health and Google Fit, but there’s still not much in the way of, well, actual medicine.Dr. Eugene Chan and his colleagues at the DNA Medical Institute (DMI) aim to change that. Chan's team has created a portable handheld device that can diagnose hundreds of diseases using a single drop of blood with what Chan claims is gold-standard accuracy. Read more...
The pharmaceutical industry has flooded America with antipsychotics.Thorazine and similar drugs became close to obsolete in 1993 when a second generation of antipsychotics which included Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon and Abilify came online.Called "atypical" antipsychotics, the drugs seemed to have fewer side effects than their predecessors like dry mouth, constipation and the stigmatizing and permanent facial tics known as TD or tardive dyskinesia. (In actuality, they were similar.)More importantly, the drugs were Read more...
Unpredictable effects. Unknown outcomes. Potential health consequences. Uncertain gene technology. These aren’t phrases biotech giants like to hear. They prefer: “One gene produces one protein.” “Each gene has a specific function.” This is the basis for the modern biotech industry, and it applies most definitely to GMO crops. And it is false...Sepp Hasslberger's insight:Unpredictable effects, unknown outcomes. That is genetic modification for you, but the industry glosses this over to sell, sell, sell...See it on Scoop.it, Read more...
'This WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine.'Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government.According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes Read more...
I have wittnessed the removal of pillows from a patient who was terminally ill, by nurses several years ago and death followed within minutes.If placing a patient flat can accelerate their death, should we be doing something about all of the patients who are cared for on flat beds?Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) has been shown to help restore a patients health when all "conventional help" has failed. Many irreversible and Read more...
Was the Ebola virus ever purified and isolated from a human?Here is what Rasnick wrote, after his search of the published literature: “I have examined in detail the literature on isolation and Ems [EM: electron microscope pictures] of both Ebola and Marburg viruses. I have not found any convincing evidence that Ebola virus (and for that matter Marburg) has been isolated from humans. There is certainly no confirmatory evidence of human Read more...
Dr. Cyril Broderick, A Liberian scientist and a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry says the West, particularly the U.S. is responsible for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Dr. Broderick claims the following in an exclusive article published in the Daily Observer based in Monrovia, Liberia. He wrote the following:The US Department of Defense (DoD) is funding Ebola trials on humans, Read more...
Today the leading journal PLOS ONE published research that provides underlying scientific support for a fundamentally new type of natural alternative to the use of antibiotics in livestock feeds for growth promotion and disease prevention.The discovery that the product formed by full, spontaneous oxidation of beta-carotene, termed OxC-Beta, can beneficially support immune function comes at a time when stakeholders across the globe, including national health regulators, are looking to avoid Read more...
At the beginning, they say, there has been an outbreak in three separate areas of West Africa.The first part of “outbreak” means: accelerated dying is occurring.How do you know that’s true? Where are the numbers to confirm that? Where is evidence that shows present deaths are jumping beyond recent past deaths?The second part of “outbreak” means: the new accelerated deaths in all three geo-areas are linked by the same cause.Where Read more...
Interview with Peter Gøtzsche on the topic of his recently-released book "Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare" as featured on MadInAmerica.comGøtzsche is Co-Founder of The Cochrane Collaboration, and Director of the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.Sepp Hasslberger's insight:This guy knows what he is talking about when he says the business model of pharmaceutical manufacturers is criminal. He heads a prestigious scientific organisation that reviews Read more...
DR EBEN ALEXANDER, a neurological scientist, recalls how he met his biological sister in heaven after having spent his entire life being sceptical of patients who spoke of spiritual experiences."I was in deep coma, a vegetative state, and all the higher functions of my brain were offline. Scans showed no conscious activity whatever — my brain was not malfunctioning, it was completely unplugged.But my inner self still existed, in defiance Read more...
Behind every phony pandemic, there are a number of agendas in play.In this case, the Globalist heavy hitters, who are dedicated to managing the planet, view things this way: ***Use a crisis to build a larger structure than previously existed.As in: one global healthcare system. All-encompassing...Sepp Hasslberger's insight:Jon Rappoport has several articles on this page ... tracing the Ebola "epidemic" from a critical point of view...See it on Scoop.it, via Health Read more...
In the debate about genetically modified (GM) crops, the argument that the biotech industry and their supporters always fall back on is that whether we like it or not, we are going to need them to feed the world.Genetic modification has, they assure us, the potential to produce crops with all sorts of wonderful traits: tolerance of drought, cold, salinity and flooding, resistance to insect pests, extra nutritional value, and Read more...
Inclined Bed Therapy or IBT is the brain child of Andrew Fletcher, who discovered in the 1990's that gravity actually helps to drive circulation of the sap in trees. From there, it was a short step to ask whether this was also true for animals and humans. This posed the question "why on Earth do people sleep flat?"
So Andrew suggested that people slightly raise the head end of their bed and see if any changes in their health are noticeable.
This is one of the numerous anecdotes ... stories of personal success people have reported after raising the head end of their bed by just five or six inches."Over two years ago I sat in the armchair reading a small advert which asked people to raise their bed by six inches at the head and to reply and tell what benefits had been noted. (No explanation was given)
At the time I could not move my neck to my left or right side and it ached continuously. I was unable to sleep at night as i could not get comfortable. I was only able to turn by gently easing myself. It took about three to four turns. Getting out of bed was a major obstacle. I needed help to dress and undress.
I spent most of my nights in the chair with the result that I was always tired and had no energy.
My problem is osteoporosis of the upper and lower spine. I had tried hormone replacement therapy and wasted a small fortune with bone specialists and osteopaths.
I was resigned to living my days out as best I could, having been told that there was nothing more that could be done for me.
I expected nothing but had nothing to lose, so Harry raised the bed by six inches. We did not take it very seriously but were happy to try anything.
On the fourth night I had the first full nights sleep since I don't remember when. By the end of the week I was sleeping naturally and turning over with ease. My dressing was a problem no longer, each day it became easier. I was able to turn my head without pain, right or left, to see the clock without getting up from my chair.
There have been many other benefits too. I have worn glasses from the age of seven years and I am now sixty eight years. Last year was the first time I was told that there was a small improvement.
My hair appears thicker, my hair brush needs cleaning less often.
Harry had a large suppurating scar since he was six years old. He has had to continually dress it all of his life. But now it has healed up. His ear which constantly gave him trouble with a discharge has now cleared up completely.
We both feel that the clock has been put back for us!"
Ruby, 2nd April 1998
Other such stories can be found on the Inclined Bed Therapy website
and on the facebook page with the same nameContinue reading "Inclined Bed Therapy: Tilt your bed for healthful sleep"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Monday June 2 2014
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After conducting "one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken", the European Food Safety Authority has released its verdict on 10 December 2013.
The agency came to the conclusion that aspartame and its breakdown products are "safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure".
The EFSA press release says that this was an important step forward in "strengthening consumer confidence in the scientific underpinning of the EU food safety system and the regulation of food additives".
So the message seems to be that we should all just move on to other things. Leave aspartame alone and better yet - drink some of that "diet" Coke.
But should we really?
Could perhaps the power of money and influence behind big food have had a determining effect on that decision? We cannot be certain what exactly caused the EU regulator to give aspartame a clean bill of health rather than to acknowledge the sweetener's widely known dangers. Fact is - they disregarded every single study that showed aspartame to have adverse effects.
Prof. Erik Millstone of the University of Sussex Science and Technology Policy Research Unit believes that EFSA has arrived at its conclusion by opportunistic interpretation of the studies that were reviewed. Most of the industry funded studies were given straight A's, while independent studies were - without exception - given an 'F' rating. Millstone says that
"The EFSA Panel opportunistically accepted at face value almost all of the studies suggesting that aspartame is harmless, while entirely discounting every single study indicating that aspartame may be harmful, even though the quality, power and sensitivity of many of the studies that were discounted were markedly superior to those of the contrary studies deemed reliable."Continue reading "European Food Safety Authority cherry picks evidence - finds Aspartame completely safe"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday January 5 2014
updated on Tuesday January 14 2014
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Cory Terry Died After Drinking Red Bull, $85 Million Wrongful Death Suit Claims, is the title of a recent article in the Huffington Post that reports on a rather unusual death. Cory Terry downed a Red Bull when he finished a basketball game and a few minutes later he died of a heart attack.
Red Bull comes in different formulations, the dark blue normal and a - supposedly more healthy - 'diet' or sugar free version, which is the light blue one. To be sure, we don't know which one Terry preferred. Was it the normal or the diet version that killed him?
Betty Martini believes it was 'diet' and that the damage was done by a specific ingredient: the aspartame that supplants sugar in the diet version. Betty says she knows of other cases of athletes having heart attacks after consuming soft drinks that contain aspartame. She has been trying to alert press and authorities to the dangers of the methanol-containing sweetener.
I am reproducing her lengthy email here because she goes into considerable detail.
If you love diet drinks or know someone who does, read this or let them read it. The data might save your life.
Here goes Betty Martini...Continue reading "Did Aspartame kill Cory Terry?"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday November 8 2013
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We have previously published articles by the Australian AIDS-and-biology researcher Cal Crilly, and here is yet another installment.
Cal is someone who digs into scientific studies. He does biological detective work and finds gems that hide in plain view, things we don't normally understand and that even the experts do not see as they are not trained to put discordant facts together and question basic assumptions.
What this new article tells us is that retroviruses - the same kind that are thought to cause immune deficiency or AIDS - are useful and necessary for our immune system to function correctly. That of course tends to leave the hypothesis of a viral causation of AIDS in grave trouble. I say 'hypothesis' because no one has proven, or even come close to a coherent explanation for, the mechanism of AIDS causation by HIV.
How does a retrovirus that is by nature a benign particle, cause devastation of the immune system?
Here we have several scientific studies published in the world's finest journals, which attest to the fact that retroviruses are part and parcel of the human organism, that they are needed to provide certain defensive capabilities against invaders, and that they are not pathogenic.
So we might ask ourselves why HIV tests (thought to indicate the presence of a retrovirus) are still performed, and why doctors are still recommending the use of toxic anti-retroviral drugs to kill what, rather than a foreign invader, appears to be part of normal human metabolic processes.
Cal Crilly lays it out for you, citing and linking the sources...Continue reading "Retroviral particles in human immune defenses - is AIDS orthodoxy dead wrong?"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday August 11 2013
More and more evidence is coming to light that Dr. Wakefield was on the right track when he researched the connection between the MMR vaccine and intestinal inflammation in the vaccinated children.
But how did Dr. Wakefield first get into the sights of the UK vaccine industry and how was the campaign against him mounted?
Martin Walker, the author of "Dirty Medicine" and a number of other books on health, closely followed the case that eventually resulted in Dr. Wakefield's exile from the UK. He describes how it all happened and how the vaccine manufacturers were able to bring down the full weight of government and the courts against both Wakefield and the many parents who were suing for recognition of the damage vaccines had done to their children.
"As a campaigner of 40 years, I think that what surprises me most about Dr Wakefield’s case, is how easily and how completely we were defeated by the pharmaceutical companies, how over a thousand parents and children were written out of history together with their adverse drug reactions. Part of this defeat for the parents, the children and the doctors concerned was grounded in an unfortunate understanding that pharmaceutical company executives were decent people and humanitarians. In fact the pharmaceutical companies, their corporate structure and their relentless pursuit of profit, their fraudulent practices represent one of the last remaining shibboleths, in our society which need to be completely reformed, democratised, divested of vested interests and made public from top to bottom."
We do learn from experience. That is why we should pay attention to how this case went so wrong and why the campaign to ruin those researchers and to leave the damaged children by the wayside was mounted in the first place. So it won't happen again.
Here is Martin Walker's essay.Continue reading "Vaccine damage in Great Britain: The consequences of Dr Wakefield’s trials"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday March 19 2013
updated on Sunday July 28 2013
The European Union on Tuesday took the debate about genetically modified crops to the public with a survey asking citizens to share their thoughts on organic farming, reports Phys.org in a recent article titled EU asks citizens to join debate on GM food
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The article continues ... The bloc's 500 million consumers are invited to complete an anonymous online questionnaire on the European Commission's Agriculture and Rural Development website (ec.europa.eu/agriculture/consultations/organic/2013_en.htm). The consultation, which ends on April 10, is part of a review of European policy on organic agriculture.
The survey is available in all official EU languages. English is the one linked here, but other languages are available from a drop-down menu at the top of the page.
The Phys.org article, putting emphasis on the GM angle, goes on to say...Continue reading "European Union seeks consumer input on organic agriculture"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday January 18 2013
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Many thanks g to Cristina in Greece for her report on this - originally published on her justiceforgreece blog as
Alex Ikonomidis is a Greek film maker who lived, studied and worked in Lebanon. After returning to his native Greece and serving his time in the military, he took up his profession there and was happily going along, producing in the world of media and advertising when, suddenly, the economic crisis hit. Through the crisis, Ikonomidis recognized that when money becomes more and more scarce, it is important to be where food is grown.
This brought him to embark on a documentary project. A Seed for Change is his soon-to-be-released feature length film documenting why agriculture must start with seed freedom. Chemical inputs are often toxic and are disruptive to human health and the environment. "Standardized" seeds, as imposed by the agro-chemical conglomerates through legislation pushed through in much of the civilized world, are destroying our heritage of biological diversity, created by nature and harnessed by farmers for producing our food over thousands of years.Continue reading "A Seed for Change - Greek film maker says we can 'grow our way out of the crisis'"
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday November 23 2012
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