US: House Vote on Health Care Bill Imminent - NewsGrabs Friday, 6 November 2009
US: House Poised to Vote on Government Take-over of Health Care
For those of you living in the US: check out what the National Health Federation has to say about the coming expansion of the health care or rather disease care system and its projected effects on freedom of choice. The reform bill is to be voted on in the House of Representatives on Saturday 7 November. You might want to call your representatives to give them a piece of your mind...
Don’t enclose our broccoli! (No Patents on Seeds and Animals campaign)
“The continuing patenting of seeds, conventional plant varieties and animal species leads to far-reaching expropriations of farmers and breeders: farmers are deprived of their rights to save their seeds, and breeders are under strong limitations to use the patented seeds freely for further breeding. The patent holder controlls the sale of the seeds and the planting, decides about the use of herbicides and can even collect royalties at the harvest – up to the finished food product.
Our food security is increasingly dependent on a few transnational chemical and biotechnological companies.”
Why This Doctor Questions Flu Vaccination
2009 may be the year of the vaccine show-down, the moment when enough of us start questioning all we're being told about vaccines. A survey published in the BMJ in August reported that less than half of healthcare workers in Hong Kong were willing to accept "pre-pandemic" flu vaccination. And that was before a letter from the Health Protection Agency to 600 United Kingdom neurologists on July 29th warning them to be on the alert for an increase in cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome following the vaccination campaign.
If nurses and doctors start questioning vaccination for themselves, sooner or later we'll have to advise patients to make their own minds up. They seem to be doing so anyway. A poll by Fox News
Eating, drinking and lifestyle changes can boost immunity to ward off seasonal flu
"It's really pretty simple," says Connie Diekman, RD, director of University Nutrition and immediate past president of the American Dietetic Association. "There are three key things to think about. Number one is hydration. Number two is foods and Number three is lifestyle issues."
The topic of this book is of pivotal significance. The pharmaceutical companies and top scientists rake in enormous sums of money by attacking germs and the media boosts its audience ratings and circulations with sensationalized reporting (the coverage of the New York Times and Der Spiegel are specifically analyzed). Individuals pay the highest price of all, without getting what they deserve and need most to maintain health: enlightenment about the real causes and true necessities for prevention and cure of their illnesses. “The first step is to give up the illusion that the primary purpose of modern medical research is to improve people’s health most effectively and efficiently,” advises John Abramson of Harvard Medical School. “The primary purpose of commercially-funded clinical research is to maximize financial return on investment, not health.”
The foreword to this book was written by Etienne De Harven, Professor Emeritus of Pathology at the University of Toronto and Member of the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York (1956 - 1981). You can find it here in PDF format.
CODEX MEETING IN GERMANY BEGINS AMID DISPUTES OVER NUTRIENT REFERENCE VALUES FOR CONSUMERS AROUND THE WORLD
The regular session of CCNFSDU [the Codex Nutrition Committee] begins on Monday morning, November 2nd; however, the Physical Working Group on the Development of NRVs [Nutrient Reference Values] Associated with Increased or Decreased Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases (an offspring of CCNSFDU) held its one-day session on Saturday, October 31st, with the NHF’s president Scott Tips in attendance.
“The purpose of this Working Group was to develop in advance of the general meeting some of the principles, concepts, and wording to be used in the creation of Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) affecting non-communicable diseases. The meeting got off to an ironic start when the U.S. delegate Barbara Schneeman proposed adding into NRV language wording that would make sure the NRVs did not exceed an acceptable ‘Upper Limit.’ Twice, the European Commission delegate, Basil Mathioudakis, correctly questioned the need for this. In turn, I also spoke out three times emphatically against the appropriateness of such language, supporting the EC’s challenge and also telling the Group that it was mystifying that the USA could even take this position given that it is contrary to US law.”
Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression
Those who ate the most whole foods had a 26% lower risk of future depression than those who at the least whole foods.
By contrast people with a diet high in processed food had a 58% higher risk of depression than those who ate very few processed foods.
This is an extremely important brochure that has been composed and sponsored by the Competence Initiative, an alliance of scientists and medical doctors who are concerned with electromagnetic pollution of our environment. The negative impact of cellphone technology on insects and birds is posing an extremely grave risk on the environmental health of the planet. Human beings are not immune. Several mechanisms of damage are known in Medicine. Cellphone technology was never safety tested and now both animals and humans around the world are paying the consequences of this criminal neglect sponsored by the World Health Organization and the ICNIRP (the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection).This one is a long read at over 40 pages, but it is the best compilation of the science regarding radiation damage to insects, birds and mammals I have yet seen. Explains the problem in layman's terms but also provides all the scientific references for who wants to delve deeper into the rabbit hole.
FDA Hid Research Damning to Aspartame
The sweetener is still widely used as a low-calorie alternative to sugar, recommended for diabetics and anyone who wants to lose weight. Although many consumers are aware of the dangers of this sweetener, we believe the FDA should come clean and admit what happened. It should revoke the approval for aspartame and issue an international communication detailing its adverse health effects. The sweetener should no longer be used for human consumption, although perhaps, with appropriate warning, it could be sold as an effective ant poison...
The new alchemy: Mixing doctors and journalists to spin gold
A recent example of inflated claims the media made for one drug, based on a study reported in The Lancet, illustrates the problem. The glowing reports reflect not only media vulnerabilities, but also the way the hidden hand of industry exploits those vulnerabilities, through prepublication news releases that amplify optimistic claims made by researchers in scientific journals, while minimizing or ignoring risks and failing to report scientific dissent and financial conflicts of interest.
Hospital-acquired Infections Linked to nearly 100,000 Deaths Annually
Thanks to concerned citizens, such as former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey of New York, whose Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths was established in 2004, attention has been drawn to the fact that there are 2 million cases of hospital-acquired infections each year, resulting in 100,000 deaths and an additional $33 billion in healthcare costs (www.hospitalinfection.org).
Video: Why I Left Mainstream Medicine - From A Nurse
I'm a nurse who is no longer willing to practice modern medicine due to what I've learned about the medical field. These are quotes from an interview I did on why I refuse to continue practicing. The actual interview is much more thorough than this. You may read it at my blog: Red Pill Reich
Is there a link between antidepressants and violence?
In 2006, David Crespi, a former banking executive with no criminal record or history of violence, killed his twin five-year-old daughters, stabbing them multiple times with a kitchen knife. He then called the police and sat with his daughters, blood all over him, until they arrived. Crespi, who was living with his wife and family in Charlotte, North Carolina (they have three other children), pled guilty to avoid the death penalty and is now serving a life sentence for the murders.
What wasn't mentioned at the time is the fact that Crespi was taking Prozac when he killed his daughters, along with the sleeping pill Ambien. He was taking the drugs (and had previously taken Zoloft and Paxil) because he couldn't sleep and was very anxious about losing his job with Wachovia Bank. Crespi became agitated and delusional on Prozac, according to his wife, Kim. Seven days after starting the drug, he killed their twin daughters, Tess and Samantha.
Swine flu Vaccine - I think I'll .... nope not for me ....
At this point in time though, I am in mourning over the missed opportunity we had to yet once again, teach our fellow human beings how to stay healthy. We've been extolled to wash our hands, get the vaccine. It goes much deeper than that. We should be sending flyers to homes about eating healthy, getting out in the fresh air, exercising .... No, instead we are opting for the "quick fix solution" - which really isn't a fix at all.
Rebecca Campbell files federal lawsuit over WHO flu scam in Seattle
This is a suit filed at the US District Court of Washington State in Seattle against Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of DHSS, Thomas Frieden, Director of the CDEC and Francis Collins, Director of the NIH as well as Margaret Ann Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA.
The suit charges that a level 6 pandemic has been declared without proper cause, in the face of a very mild flu outbreak, that mass vaccinations are planned and can be enforced by US law, that vaccine maker Baxter has produced vaccine material contaminated with live virus, that vaccines contain toxic preservatives and adjuvants, and that martial law might be declared to enforce vaccination.
There is a demand for an injunction, and "that any officials of the federal government be thereby forbidden, now or in the future, to commit perjury concerning the alleged benefits or efficacy of any suspiciously derived/designed mandatory or voluntary vaccination". It also asks that a grand jury investigation be ordered "to prevent any possible injury to the American people by means of any aforementioned possible federally mandated martial law, with enforced vaccinations/ quarantines/ detentions, that a RICO (racketeering) investigation be conducted; and that an investigation by the US Attorney be ordered of several named officials, so as "to prevent any planned enforced bioweaponized vaccinations".
German Medical Association warns: “Swine flu vaccine” unsuitable for patients suffering from environmental diseases and other chronic multi-system illnesses
Swine flu vaccine is unsuitable for patients with environmental diseases and other chronic multi-system illnesses. Pandemrix poses substantial health risk with respect to mass immunization programs due to the lack of proof of safety. Because of the producer’s release from liability by the German Federal Government (BRD), the risk of adverse reactions and/or permanent damage due to the vaccine rests with the patient.
Polish Health Minister, a family doctor, tells Parliament she will not allow use of untested swine flu jabs: reveals secret contracts violate the law
The Polish Health Minister Eva Kopacz today told Parliament during a heated debate on the swine flu vaccination that she, as a qualified family doctor with more than 20 year of experience, will not authorise the use of untested vaccines on millions of people in Poland when there is inadequate information about the safety of the jabs.
Video: USA: Swine Flu Government Data Scam
"If you've been diagnoses with probable or presumed 2009 H1N1 or swine flu in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: The odds are you didn't have H1N1 flu and probably didn't have flu at all. That's according to state by state test results obtained in our 3 months long CBS investigation..."
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And, by the way, there is much more information out there...
There is a lot I cannot cover but other sources for this kind of information exist.
Dr Mercola's health blog, Mike Adams' Natural News and the One Click Group in the UK have good health information. The Dr Rath Foundation is also putting out a weekly collection of health related news. Here is the link to their Newsletter Archive.
For the influence of electromagnetic waves from radio, mobile phones and other radio emitting devices, check out the emr-updates group on Yahoo. Genetic modification and issues around agriculture and foods are reported on the Organic Consumers Association site.
A few sites to keep up to date with the other side of world affairs, the stuff you won't necessarily find on your tv or in the papers:
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The individual is supreme and finds its way through intuition
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday November 6 2009
updated on Saturday December 25 2010
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