Understand The Important Role of This Organ

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March 13, 2017

Dr. Bob DeMaria discusses the role of he gallbladder and its relation to the liver. Find out what foods might be disrupting their function and why some people need their gallbladders removed. Also find out what foods you might eliminate in order to balance the health of these organs and your digestion!

General Mills sued for false use of ‘natural’ claim on Nature Valley Granola Bars, found to contain glyphosate

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David Gutierrez
August 31, 2016

General Mills is being sued for misleading use of the term “natural” on packages of Nature Valley granola bars, which have been shown to contain residues of the toxic herbicide glyphosate (Roundup).

The lawsuit, filed by Moms Across America, Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association, alleges that consumers expect products labeled “natural” to be free of synthetic toxins. Yet the granola bars in question bear a label that reads “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.”

“As a mother, when I read “100% Natural” I would expect that to mean no synthetic or toxic chemicals at all,” said Zen Honeycutt, executive director of Moms Across America. “Glyphosate is a toxic chemical that the EPA recognizes as a ‘reproductive effector’ which ‘can cause liver and kidney damage’ and ‘digestive effects.’ It is unacceptable that Nature Valley granola bars contain any amount of this chemical.”

Glyphosate not ‘natural’

For years, consumer groups have criticized the FDA for failing to define a clear standard for what constitutes a “natural” food or ingredient. To date, the FDA has only stated that a “natural” claim must be “truthful and not misleading.” The only ingredients that the FDA has prohibited are artificial colors, artificial flavors and the vaguely defined catchall “synthetic substances” – a category that does not even include major industrially manufactured chemicals such as high fructose corn syrup!

The FDA also prohibits the use of the term on ingredients other than “natural flavors” (which are themselves isolated chemicals extracted in labs).

Yet, according to a 2015 survey by Consumer Reports, 66 percent of consumers seek out products labeled “natural” because they believe these foods to be produced without pesticides (including herbicides), hormones, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or artificial ingredients of any kind.

“Food grown with dangerous pesticides like glyphosate isn’t natural,” said Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association. “Consumers understand this. That’s why sales of natural products are booming. Unfortunately, companies’ misleading claims trick consumers into buying just what they’re trying to avoid. This has to be stopped.”

A number of recent lawsuits have caused food companies to move away from the “natural” label, replacing it with terms such as “honest” and simple.” For example, General Mills itself agreed in a 2014 lawsuit settlement to stop using the term “100 percent natural” for Nature Valley granola bars that contain any of several highly processed ingredients, including high fructose corn syrup or maltodextrin.

Yet now the company has found a way around that agreement, labeling the oats – rather than the bars – as “100 percent natural.”

Levels high enough to poison kidneys, liver

The lawsuit charges that the oats used in Nature Valley granola bars cannot be considered 100 percent natural, because tests have shown that they contain residues from a toxic synthetic chemical, glyphosate. It also accuses General Mills of misleading consumers about glyphosate’s harmful effects.

“Glyphosate cannot be considered ‘natural’ because it is a toxic, synthetic herbicide,” said Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides. “Identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a carcinogen, it should not be allowed for use in food production, and certainly not in food with a label that suggests to consumers that the major ingredient – oats – is 100% natural.”

Glyphosate is one of world’s top selling herbicides. Its use has ballooned due to the widespread adoption of glyphosate-resistant GMOs, but it is also used on non-GMO crops, such as oats. Other than buying organic produce, one of the only ways to avoid glyphosate is to grow your own food at home.

Although the glyphosate levels found in the granola bars are “only” 0.45 parts per billion (ppb), well below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) safe exposure threshold, studies have found that concentrations as low as 0.1 ppb can cause damage to the liver and kidneys. Glyphosate has also been linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, and to a wide range of other problems, including birth defects.

In a recent letter to the EPA, a group of leading scientists warmed that glyphosate also contributes to antibiotic resistance and causes devastation to soil and wildlife health.

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Sources for this article include:

FoodNavigator-USA.com

SustainablePulse.com

OrganicConsumers.org

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Your Mental Health Is Affected Every Day By This

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Dr. Gary Kohls
August 18, 2016

How much does our environment play a role in not only our physical health, but our mental health as well? Dr. Gary Kohls talks about connections that you’ve likely never known of and how what you smell, taste and breathe every day can affect your mental health.

Your Body Is Trying To Detox – Don’t Do This

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August 8, 2016

Our bodies are constantly trying to get rid of toxins through various methods. But what if we’re not recognizing this and treat it as something else? Robert Scott Bell discusses some common scenarios where this happens. Make sure to recognize signs of what your body is trying to do! Your body is trying to detox! Don’t do this.

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Can These Medications Interfere With Your Liver’s Functions?

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March 15, 2016

Can certain or multiple medications be preventing your body from removing toxins? Walter Crinnion discusses a couple of medications and how they can interfere with the liver’s job of removing toxins from the blood. Find out how certain medications may interfere with your liver’s functions.

Landmark Report: Glyphosate is Most Heavily Used Herbicide in History

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Christina Sarich
March 3, 2016

It’s no wonder that Monsanto is trying to fight “rumors” that its pesticide products are causing serious health damage to unborn children and to people of all ages. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been named the most widely used herbicide in history.

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A paper recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe states that 18.9 billion pounds (8.6 billion kilograms) of glyphosate have been used globally. The herbicide’s use has risen almost 15-fold since the introduction of so-called “Roundup Ready” genetically engineered crops in the 90’s.

Enough glyphosate was applied in 2014 to cover every harvested acre of cropland worldwide several times over, with estimates of its use coming in at (minimally) 0.53 kilogram/hectare. This makes glyphosate the most commonly used and widely sprayed herbicide in history.

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This is the Key to All Healing

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March 1, 2016

Robert Scott Bell shares what he calls the key to all healing. He discusses supporting this organ and what role detoxification plays. Find out why he says everyone needs to pay attention to this part of the body and how it can play a major role in your health, from sickness to wellness

Mistletoe extract helps reduce obesity and improve liver health

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By: PF Louis

Mistletoe is commonly known as the Christmas holiday’s “kissing plant,” and if two people are caught underneath where a mistletoe plant is hanging, they are traditionally obligated to share a kiss. Silly stuff, but the mistletoe plant has an interesting history of suppressed curative powers.

The plant itself, its leaves and berries, are considered poisonous. But a 2007 NY Times article explains how this aspect of mistletoe is exaggerated. Nevertheless, the medicinal factor is mistletoe extract. It’s common in Europe under different trade names; the most well known seems to be Iscador.

Mistletoe is a hemiparasitic plant, meaning it derives its nutrients from host trees but also engages in photosynthesis. That property prompted renowned philosopher and educator Rudolf Steiner to investigate the plant’s hemiparasitic nature in relation to the “doctrine of signatures” for a potential cancer treatment in the early 20th Century.

Mistletoe extracts are commonly used in Europe as adjuncts for mainstream “orthodox” treatments, especially cancer. There have been notable successes with Iscador only, which will be reviewed later in this article.

Fatty liver treatment potential with mistletoe extract

What is reviewed now is a recent study published in December 2014 to determine the mechanics of using mistletoe extracts for reducing fatty liver issues.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased noticeably over the past couple of decades throughout the industrial processed food world, probably due to hydrogenated fats, excess refined carbohydrates and HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup).

Cirrhosis of the liver is a potential consequence of NAFLD, forcing a liver transplant or causing fatal liver failure. But even if not that extreme, chronic nagging symptoms of poor digestion, inflammation and obesity can create a cascade of declining health, including diabetes and heart disease.

So a group in South Korea performed both in vitro (specimens in glass) and in vivo (living creatures) experiments to determine how mistletoe extract reduced obesity, which has been observed, and if it could be used as viable treatment for fatty liver.

If you can swim in a sea of biochemical and biological technical terms, the abstract is available here. But simply put, the researchers discovered that cellular liver fat and liver weight was reduced in obese mice with a compound called viscothionin, which can be isolated from mistletoe extract.

That may lead to Big Pharma’s evil ingenuity at developing an expensive pharmaceutical with side effects that can be patented, unfortunately, instead of simply using natural mistletoe extract.

Pure mistletoe extract successes with cancer

Maybe middle-aged Joan van Holsteijn of England had read Suzanne Somer’s book Knockout where she shunned chemo and got her doctor to order the mistletoe extract Iscador from Europe under the “compassionate use” doctrine that allows AMA physicians to use medicines not approved by the FDA.

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