“In the Second World War,” Samuel Zook began, “my ancestors were conscientious objectors because we don’t believe in combat.” The Amish farmer paused a moment to inspect a mottled leaf on one of his tomato plants before continuing. “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.”
Eight years ago, it was a war that Zook appeared to be losing. The crops on his 66-acre farm were riddled with funguses and pests that chemical treatments did little to reduce. The now-39-year-old talked haltingly about the despair he felt at the prospect of losing a homestead passed down through five generations of his family. Disillusioned by standard agriculture methods, Zook searched fervently for an alternative. He found what he was looking for in the writings of an 18-year-old Amish farmer from Ohio, a man named John Kempf.
Kempf is the unlikely founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a consulting firm established in 2006 to promote science-intensive organic agriculture. The entrepreneur’s story is almost identical to Zook’s. A series of crop failures on his own farm drove the 8th grade-educated Kempf to school himself in the sciences. For two years, he pored over research in biology, chemistry, and agronomy in pursuit of a way to save his fields. The breakthrough came from the study of plant immune systems which, in healthy plants, produce an array of compounds that are toxic to intruders. “The immune response in plants is dependent on well-balanced nutrition,” Kempf concluded, “in much the same way as our own immune system.” Modern agriculture uses fertilizer specifically to increase yields, he added, with little awareness of the nutritional needs of other organic functions. Through plant sap analysis, Kempf has been able to discover deficiencies in important trace minerals which he can then introduce into the soil. With plants able to defend themselves, pesticides can be avoided, allowing the natural predators of pests to flourish.
According to Kempf, the methods he developed through experimentation on his Ohio farm are now being used across North and South America, Hawaii, Europe, and Africa. The entrepreneur promises clients higher-quality crops, bigger yields, better taste, and produce that carries a lucrative “organic” label. Kempf, however, considers his process as an important improvement upon standard organic farming methods. “Organic certification is a negative-process certification,” he explained, “You can do nothing to your field and become certified. In contrast, we focus on actively restoring the balance found in natural systems.”
The cancer cell killing substance is a naturally occurring, plant derived flavonoid called apigenin. Additional food sources containing abundant amounts of apigenin include:
Still, one of the richest sources of this amazing compound is the leafy green vegetable parsley (Latin name: Petroselinum crispum).
Dried parsley is the crème de la crème as far as apigenin content is concerned. By weight it’s 4.5% pure apigenin! Other Lab studies have demonstrated that apigenin can kill a variety of cancer cells: breast, ovarian, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and colon.
The stated objective of a 2005 Chinese study, published online at Molecular Pharmacology, was to uncover the mysterious mechanism behind the anti-tumor effects of apigenin on human lung cancer cells.
The researchers found:“Apigenin widely inhibits cell proliferation of various lung cancer cell lines in a dose-dependent manner and the combination treatment of apigenin and antitumor drugs is very effective in human lung cancer cells, and Nrf2-ARE pathway may contribute to the mechanism.”
If I suspected leaky gut L-Glutamine is very helpful, as is Licorice Root extract, and Aloe Vera extract. As an aside, folks wanting to lose weight L-Glutamine curbs sugar cravings, meaning you can take a bit in a cup of water and it will work quite quickly. Glutamine is an essential amino acid in the body, you would not want to take every day longterm, just until any out of balance condition is corrected. Those experiencing stress could benefit greatly as glutamine body stores can be used more quickly than the body can naturally replace.
I might do this before I thought about using someone else's doody ;)
OK, so here is McDonalds, fighting a PR war since 2004 over whether or not there food will rot. What is never mentioned in any of this is what their food does to the health of those who actually ingest it rather than leaving it in a jar for a decade long experiment over whether or not it will breakdown. It is simply amazing to me that this kind of shit makes headlines.
Our Food Does Rot: McDonald's New Marketing Strategy
McDonald's wants the world to know that yes, its food can rot.
In its latest attempt to woo health-conscious customers to the Golden Arches, the company has embarked on a campaign to debunk common perceptions about the quality and nutritional value of its food. At the top of the list was a the long-standing idea that McDonald's meals don't decompose.
The fast-food giant even hired Grant Imahara, the former host of the TV show “MythBusters,” to star in videos touting, for example, the quality of the beef used to make burger patties.
McDonald’s has struggled to defend its cheap, fattening fare since the 2004 release of the Oscar-nominated “Super Size Me.” A scene from the documentary, which tracks star Morgan Spurlock as he eats nothing but McDonald’s food for 30 days, showed how McDonald’s french fries did not decay when kept in a glass container for eight weeks.
Compounding the bad press was a blog by a Utah man named David Whipple, who claimed to have photographs of a burger that remained unchanged since it was purchased in 1999.
I would like to say thank you to MSN for tackling this important subject for me. If their food does actually rot, then it must be OK to eat....right?
There are no pharmaceutical options available to treat, halt or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs being created now are made to reduce the amyloid plaques, made from a protein called Amyloid B (AB) that build up on the brain. These are a trademark of the disease.
However, recent studies reveal that small clumps of AB call oligomers appear years before the plaques even start to develop. The molecular structure of these oligomers is very different from AB.
Further, they found that drugs designed to destroy amyloid plaques have no effect on oligomers. This could explain why experimental Alzheimer’s drugs have failed; they are focused on plaques, not their precursor, oligomers.
Case Study: A Natural Approach
Mary Newport, MD, has had some up close and highly personal experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s. When her 53 year old husband started showing signs of progressive dementia, which was later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s, she took action.
He began taking Alzheimer’s drugs such as Namenda, Exelon and Aricept – however, his disease continued to worsen. It was not until Dr. Newport tried to get her husband into a drug trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug that she started to research Alzheimer’s triggers.
Her research led her to the discovery that some brain cells may have a difficult time using glucose – the brain’s main source of energy. Without this fuel, neurons begin to die. An alternative energy source for brain cells is fats, known as ketones. When the body is deprived of carbohydrates, it naturally produces ketones.
The hard part is that most people can’t cut carbohydrates out of the body altogether, and in many respects this can be unhealthy. So another way to produce ketones is by consuming oils made from medium-chain triglycerides. MCT is an oil that is made from coconut and palm oil.
The drug which was being used in the drug trial was just MCT oil at a dose of 20 grams. When MCT oil is metabolized, ketones, which are created by the body, not only protect against Alzheimer’s but may also reverse the symptoms. This is also a potential treatment for Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, type 2 diabetes and multiple and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Mr. Newport began to take coconut oil twice a day at a point where he could not even remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet his drawing ability improved. After a little over a month, the drawing had more clarity. It appeared as though the oil was lifting the fog.
After sixty days, he was alert, talkative and happy. He had more focus and concentration and was able to stay on task. He kept taking the same amount of coconut oil each day and the dementia continued to reverse.
He was able to run again, and his reading comprehension improved dramatically. Over time, his short-term memory returned, and he was able to talk about past events with clarity. When he had a brain scan, the atrophy that had once been present was halted.
‘A new study published in the September 2014 volume of the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology reveals a significant correlation between autism disorder (AD) and MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) and Hepatitis-A vaccines.
Using statistical analysis and data from the US Government, UK, Denmark and Western Australia, scientists at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI) found that increases in autistic disorder correspond with the introduction of vaccines using human fetal cell lines and retroviral contaminants.
Even more alarming, Dr Theresa Deisher, lead scientist and SCPI founder noted that, “Not only are the human fetal contaminated vaccines associated with autistic disorder throughout the world, but also with epidemic childhood leukemia and lymphomas.”
We know that the amount of gut bacteria out number the amount of cells in our body by a ratio of ten to one – ten bacterial cells to one human cell. It’s been shown that gut microbes do a lot for us and in return, it appears that they have a say in what they like to eat and in doing so, create cravings and weight issues for some people.
This translates to a hypothesis presented by Vic Norris et al in the Journal of Bacteriology in 2012. The researchers set out to investigate the relationship between inflammation and gut bacteria and how these microbes influence the food choices made by the host.
The composition of a person’s gut bacteria is specific to each individual and subject to the influences of diet, environment, exposures and other modifications. It is clear that the microbiota are intimately intertwined with issues of nutritional status, behavior and stress response in the host.
Vic Norris et al assert,
… If a bacterial species, or group of bacterial species, could manipulate host preferences, it should be fitter than those that have not. The first issue, then, is whether bacteria are capable of having acquired such a capacity. It seems reasonable to suppose that bacteria have had both the time—millions of years—and the formidable adaptive machinery needed to control their hosts. …It is now becoming clear that the gut microbiota may play a role in diseases other than those usually associated with the gut—and that this entails bacteria influencing host signaling pathways. These diseases include thyroid disease, cancer, and metabolic syndrome. There are, therefore, several ways in which bacteria can manipulate their hosts.
… If a bacterial species, or group of bacterial species, could manipulate host preferences, it should be fitter than those that have not. The first issue, then, is whether bacteria are capable of having acquired such a capacity. It seems reasonable to suppose that bacteria have had both the time—millions of years—and the formidable adaptive machinery needed to control their hosts.
…It is now becoming clear that the gut microbiota may play a role in diseases other than those usually associated with the gut—and that this entails bacteria influencing host signaling pathways. These diseases include thyroid disease, cancer, and metabolic syndrome. There are, therefore, several ways in which bacteria can manipulate their hosts.
Researchers are finding out that the diversity of the colonies and which specific species are present or absent play a part in the physiology of the host and their ultimate food preferences.
The Second Brain
They used to have 2 special beds for 300 pounders, but the beds were breaking, now they have to order them for 400 lbs.
thanks for sharing
Silver66, It's not what I thought was was right that turned out to be wrong that got me. It's what I thought was wrong that was right that got me ;-)
Things aren’t looking so good for Monsanto these days. A fourth-quarter loss of $156 million. A $90 million payout to a West Virginia town poisoned by a Monsanto factory. New reports coming out every day citing the health hazards of Monsanto’s Roundup, and blowing holes in the company’s lies about how it “helps” farmers, “protects” the environment and will feed the world.
But with your help, things will look much worse for the Biotech Bully on the morning of November 5—assuming we get enough Oregon voters to vote YES on 92, and maybe even get enough Colorado voters to vote YES on Prop 105.
Oregon’s Measure 92 and Colorado’s Prop 105 are citizen-led ballot initiatives that if passed, will require mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in both of those states.
As of today, the YES on 92 campaign is leading in the polls, 49 percent to 44 percent. But here’s the catch: 7 percent of Oregon voters are still undecided. If we want to win in Oregon, we need to get the majority of those undecided voters on our side.
That’s why OCA, through our 501(c) 4 lobbying arm, Organic Consumers Fund, has just pledged an additional $150,000 (upping our total contribution to $650,000) to the YES on 92 campaign, to fund more ads and reach more voters.
And why we hope you’ll help us meet that pledge by making a donation today.
We lost heartbreakingly close GMO labeling ballot initiatives in California (2012) and Washington State (2013). Those losses strengthened our resolve to keep the GMO labeling battle alive.
Now it’s time to win.
A win in Oregon will deliver a fatal blow to the campaign by the Gene and Junk Food giants to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. A win on Colorado will be icing on the cake.
Monsanto has been forced to spend millions of dollars fighting our GMO labeling campaigns—on top of the millions it’s had to spend on public relations campaigns and lawsuit settlements.
Let’s not cry for Monsanto. Let’s just beat them.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we just lost a critical battle for the health of our children and grandchildren and all future generations. But you can still help!
The Environmental Protection Agency approved Enlist Duo, a toxic herbicide made from Agent Orange 2,4-D and glyphosate, the main chemical component in Monsanto’s Roundup. This noxious mix of chemicals will now be used on Dow’s new herbicide-resistant corn and soy seeds, which have already been approved by the USDA.
Agent Orange Devastated Vietnam
Agent Orange was the chemical defoliant used by the US army in Vietnam. It has been found to cause permanent environmental damage — but more critical — it has been found to cause serious medical conditions in anyone — the American veterans who served in Vietnam and the Vietnamese people.
After the health fallout from Agent Orange, I never thought I would hear that we are actually using this devastating chemical again.
It has caused very serious medical conditions like immune problems, neurological problems, endocrine disruption, reproductive problems and cancer (just to mention a few) in anyone exposed to it.
Agent Orange Will Be in Your Food
Now they are engineering corn and soy to resist these harsh disease producing chemicals in repeated sprayings.
It has been predicted that using chemicals to try to kill weeds will only lead to resistance and so it has.
This is now the next generation.
Once the weeds begin to resist these repeated sprayings they will most likely come up with another generation of genetically modified corn and soy to resist yet more toxic agents.
This is economically engineered to create a never-ending market for the chemical companies, who seem to have the politicians on board.
These genetically engineered corn and soy crops are as deadly as the chemicals they are sprayed with.
Do you own it? Is it in YOUR mutual funds? If it is, YOU are supporting it. Take the lead, buy responsibly, SELL stocks that harm humanity. Do it today, and never look back.
Wow, 90 pages of comments to read through. Boy, do I have some catching up to do. Anyway, not sure if anyone has posted anything like this, but here's my little contribution.
Delicious Ionic Oatmeal
1 cup Oatmeal
2 cups hot water (of which one cup is your homebrew ionic silver)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon marshmallow root powder
1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (100% pure vanilla bean powder!)
1 teaspoon stevia (or to taste depending on your sweet tooth)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
raisins, craisins, chopped walnuts
I simply add all the dry ingredients to the glass or ceramic bowl (no plastic) that I'll be eating from, stir the dry ingredients together briefly (stops clumping), then add the boiling hot water and stir again until mixed. Then I place a plate on top of the bowl to trap the heat in, and let stand for 20 minutes and allow all the hot ionic water to absorb in the oatmeal. After that, I add the tablespoon of coconut oil. The consistency of the oatmeal seems to turn out better when added last.
The vanilla and marshmallow root powder is pretty potent stuff from a flavor perspective, so you don't need much. IT TASTES AWESOME, well in my humble opinion.
Hopefully, the ioic silver will soak into the oatmeal and make its' way to the lower intestine and kill some nasty parasites that might be hanging around!
Vanilla bean powder is expensive, but I found this site at $89.75 a pound and free shipping.
Stevia can be found here:
...What is an Adaptogen?
In the 1940’s the Russian scientist Dr. Nikolai Lazarev coined the term adaptogen. He defined adaptogens as “agents which help an organism to counteract any adverse effects of a physical, chemical or biological stressor by generating nonspecific resistance.”
In order to be considered an adaptogen, an agent must be non-toxic and exert a broad non-specific supportive influence on the body. Its primary job is to gently move the body in the direction of homeostasis, normalization of function, or into a state of dynamic balance where optimal health is realized. They are considered tonics that can safely be taken like food on a daily basis and used for long periods of time without harm.
Adaptogens “strengthen the immune, nervous, and glandular system, increase metabolic efficiency and reduce susceptibility to illness and disease.” One of the primary actions of adaptogens is their ability to bolster the body’s defense system, while helping the body counteract chronic stress. Adaptogens also act to strengthen the nervous system thus enhancing the mind body connection...
1) Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera)
2. Cats Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
3) Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
I take Ashwagandha daily but I am unfamiliar with the other two. I think GL has mentioned them both before though, so maybe he can shine a little light for us.
Spicy Freezer Sausage Patties
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 – 18 minutes
Yield: 10 patties
DuPont's Imprelis herbicide has been sprayed on golf courses all over the country, but primarily in the Midwest. Turns out it was approved by the USDA before any research on tree damage was completed. Now thousand of golf courses are cutting down trees (mostly conifers) that have been killed by trace (PPB) amounts of this stuff. Gardens that have used mulch from these trees have been ruined. This is very similar to the Dow Milestone fiasco in compost and manure.
If you're a gardener, you are pretty much stuck with making your own compost and mulch.