Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Many Health Benefits of Lemon Water


Lemons are acidic to taste, but are alkaline forming in the body and a very good source of vitamin C. They also contain smaller amounts of other vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate and vitamin E along with minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and zinc. With all the important nutrients present in lemons, lemon water can be a very effective delivery system for many health benefits. Packed with antioxidants and other health benefits, a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon revitalises the body and mind. Here are the many reasons to drink it first thing in the morning :

1.Supports the immune system: The juice of half a lemon in a glass of water is rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu. Bacteria and viruses that cause cold and flu symptoms thrive in an acidic environment in the body, due to excess stress and unhealthy foods and lifestyle.
Drinking lemon water has an alkalizing effect on the body. Increasing body alkalinity is one of the keys to reducing bacterial and viral infections.

Lemon also enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, an important nutrient for a healthy immune system. “Vitamin C may increase non-heme iron bioavailability fourfold,” says Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Michele Chevalley Hedge .“This refers to iron availability in the body from non-meat sources.”

2 Aids digestion: As lemon juice is similar in atomic structure to the stomach’s digestive juices, it has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It helps cleanse the bowel by flushing out waste more efficiently and stimulates the release of gastric juices, which aid digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating. 

3 Repairs skin: Lemons are great for combating skin ageing, Chevalley Hedge says. The antioxidant properties help combat free radical damage, which is responsible for the symptoms of ageing. “We know that lemons are rich in vitamin C and that is really what creates collagen synthesis, which is wonderful in terms of keeping wrinkles at bay,” she says. “Vitamin C is required in the synthesis of amino acids into collagen and the job of collagen and connective tissue is to hold things tight and protect our skin tissue.”

Monday, 24 November 2014

List of Potentially Harmful Ingredients Lurking in Your Personal Hygiene Products

26 Seconds.  Is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream. What's in YOUR products?

Looks to Die For
Toxic Chemicals in Most Cosmetic Products… What to Look Out For

Chemicals of Concern

Learn about a few of the top ingredients and contaminants to avoid, based on the science linking each to adverse health impacts, and the types of products they’re found in. To learn more about how chemicals impact your health and where they come from, check out the Your Body, Your Health section.
For each of the chemicals included in this section, a growing body of hazard-based evidence suggests connections to long-term health concerns like cancer and reproductive problems.
These are just a very few examples of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products. To learn more about other chemicals, visit EWG’s Skin Deep database of cosmetic products and ingredients.
TriclosanSynthetic MusksFormaldehyde and Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives1,4-dioxaneHydroquinonePhthalatesParabensLead and Other Heavy Metals

Reports About What’s in Your Products 
Brazilian Blowout: Latest News about the Toxins in Hair Straighteners. 
Flat Our Risky: EWG’s Report on Hair Straighteners.
Heavy Metal Hazard: The Health Risks of Hidden Heavy Metals in Face Makeup.
No More Toxic Tub: Carcinogens in baby bath products.
Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry: Award-winning book about Campaign for Safe Cosmetics by Stacy Malkan. Also see Not Just a Pretty Face blog.
Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance.
The Poison Kiss: The Problem of Lead in Lipstick. 
Retail Therapy: Ranking Retailers on their Commitment to Personal Care Products and Consumer Safety (PDF).
Secret Scents: The Allergens Hiding in your Scented Products.
Sunscreen Guide by Environmental Working Group and their list of Best Sunscreens.
Klaus Ferlow

(A list of the most harmful chemicals to your health are listed here from the over 10,000 toxic chemicals - one in eight of the 82.000 ingredients to be found in cosmetics and personal care products)
1.AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid): the skin is exfoliated chemically instead of mechanically via abrasion, dries and increases skin aging. Supposed to be anti-wrinkle, found in many skin and hair care products. Used as solvent originally in cleaning compounds and  for tanning leather. A smooth finish is developed by stripping the outer layer of the skin, irritated skin can puff up.
2.Acetamide MEA: used in lipsticks and cream blusher to retain moisture, causes adverse reactions, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic.
3.Acetone: on EPA, RCRA, CERCLA hazardous waste list. Inhalation can cause dryness of the mouth and throats, dizziness, nausea, in coordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, and, in severe exposures, coma. Acts primarily as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. You will find it in cologne, dishwashing liquid, detergent, nail enamel remover.
4.Alkyl-phenol-ethoxylades: mimics estrogen, used in shampoo, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic. Causes adverse reactions. Reduces sperm count.
5.Ammonium laureth sulphate: found in hair and bubble bath products. Laureth contains ether that is listed as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and causes adverse reactions.
6.Aluminum: used as colour additive in cosmetics, especially eye shadow. Listed as carcinogenic, toxic and mutagenic.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

The World’s Most Dangerous Mobile Phone Spying App Just Moved into the Tablet and iPad Market


Simon Davies

The evolution of GPS and the smart-phone market has spawned a macabre industry of surveillance apps designed to be covertly installed onto the cellphones of vulnerable employees, business associates, partners and children.
Products such as Flexispy and Mobile Spy – allegedly used by hundreds of thousands of voyeurs – are chiefly marketed to paranoid parents and suspicious partners who want to invisibly monitor target phone activity – particularly real-time geo-location and call logs.

Such products are capable of allowing a third party to remotely view emails, messenger chats, text messages, phone contacts, memos, call logs and calendar appointments. as well as pictures, videos and music files saved in the phone. Many will allow subscribers to remotely listen in to voice conversations and view internet browsing history and saved bookmarks.

However the spy software has recently extended its reach to Android tablets and iPads, opening up a significant new market and substantially increasing the threat to privacy of millions of people.

Friday, 21 November 2014

GMOs : Humans Are Part Of A Massive Experiment Says Geneticist David Suzuki

Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution
Multiple public figures, scientists and researchers have been speaking out about GMOs for a number of years. For example, not long ago a former Canadian Government Scientist at Agriculture Canada, Dr. Thierry Vrain (one of many) spoke out against GMOs. Another prominent public figure, Geneticist David Suzuki has been a long time advocate against GMOs, and has been speaking out about how they can be hazardous to human health as well as the environment.
It’s time to pay attention, do your own research and to question what you’ve been told. We can no longer trust branches of the government that deal with food and health, we must not take their word for it.

There is a reason why a majority of countries around the world have permanently banned GMOs, so what’s taking North America so long? One reason might be the fact that biotech corporations like Monsanto seem to be above the government and influence policy, but thankfully these things are changing. Big Island, Hawaii has recently banned all GMO products and bio-tech company products. Various bills calling for moratoria on GE food include Vermont, North Dakota, Boulder, Colorado, San Francisco and more.
This large movement against GMOs is not based on belief, multiple researchers and scientists all around the world have shown that GMOs can be harmful. Here is a study that shows how Bt toxins found in Monsanto crops can be damaging to red blood cells, and potentially cause leukemia. Here is another one that shows how GMO animal feed caused severe stomach inflammation and enlarged uteri in pigs. There have been multiple studies linking GMOs to cancer, and a range of other diseases. Scientists all over the world have come together to show their support for the ban of GMOs.

Drinking Green Juice? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Drinking green juice isn’t just a way to feel little refreshed for some people. No – for some people who’ve discovered the benefits of green juice, it’s an almost religious experience every time they take a sip. Whether it’s to lose weight, improve health, boost immunity or just feel good, green juice drinkers (and doctors) swear by their juicy concoctions.

However, many people who want to experience green juice goodness for themselves actually make several critical mistakes! These can either prevent juice drinkers from getting the full benefits of the juice or make drinking it downright unpleasant.

Read this list of green juice mistakes so you get the most out of your greens

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Must See : The Difference Between Natural Growing Areas (Permaculture) and GMO Crop Fields (Monoculture)

Nick Meyer

Permaculture Expert Takes Viewers on a GMO Cornfield Tour: “There’s No Life Here at All…This is Not Farming”

Geoff Lawton has taught more than 6,000 students in over 30 countries on how to grow food in the most efficient and ecologically friendly way possible through permaculture design science, so he knows as well as anyone what a healthy ecosystem and healthy plants should look like.
And as you’ll see on Lawton’s recent clip of both a thriving natural prairie landscape and a GMO cornfield used for feeding animals in factory farms, the GMO cornfield simply doesn’t measure up.
In the clip, Lawton (you can follow him on Facebook here) starts off at the prairie and then crosses over to the GMO field.
“…There’s a great diversity of plants here of all types, this has supported huge herds of animals grazing through in sequenced events,” he says while examining the prairie scene. But he finds a completely different scene upon crossing the road to the GMO field.

This is an Insane Way to Think About How We Produce Our Food”

The difference between walking through a prairie landscape, with tons of plant diversity and cover for the soil, and a GMO cornfield is absolutely striking, as you’ll see in the video below.

“This is not farming. This is a plant factory on the ground,” Lawton says.
“There’s no life here at all…This is a way of converting fossil fuels into money through food, that’s all.”
The big corporations that mass produce GMOs call them “sustainable,” but after viewing the video below it’s hard to imagine how anyone could think that way…

  • Since the 1900s, some 75 percent of plant genetic diversity has been lost as farmers worldwide have left their multiple local varieties and landraces for genetically uniform, high-yielding varieties.
  • 30 percent of livestock breeds are at risk of extinction; six breeds are lost each month.
  • Today, 75 percent of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and five animal species.
  • Of the 4 percent of the 250 000 to 300 000 known edible plant species, only 150 to 200 are used by humans. Only three - rice, maize and wheat - contribute nearly 60 percent of calories and proteins obtained by humans from plants

Sunday, 16 November 2014

HPV Vaccine Gardasil Will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time Says Merck's Former Doctor

Dr Bernard Dalbergue 

Health Impact News 

Dr. Dalbergue (pictured above), a former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturer Merck, was interviewed in the April 2014 issue of the French magazine Principes de Santé (Health Principles). You can read it here (in French):–Gardasil–plus-grand-scandale-de-tous-les-tem.pdf

The full extent of the Gardasil scandal needs to be assessed: everyone knew when this vaccine was released on the American market that it would prove to be worthless!  Diane Harper, a major opinion leader in the United States, was one of the first to blow the whistle, pointing out the fraud and scam of it all.
Gardasil is useless and costs a fortune!  In addition, decision-makers at all levels are aware of it!
Cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, paralysis of the lower limbs, vaccine-induced MS and vaccine-induced encephalitis can be found, whatever the vaccine.

I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.
There is far too much financial interest for these medicines to be withdrawn.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Mass Sterilization Agenda : Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-Fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine

Life Site News 

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 miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine.

Vaccine Conspiracy or Racist Population Control Campaign: The Kenyan Tetanus Shot
“We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Subjugation Of India By The US Rests On Monsanto’s Control Of Agriculture

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Colin Todhunter 
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After a study of GMOs over a four-year plus period, India's multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended a ban on GM food crops stating they had no role in a country of small farmers. The Supreme Court appointed a technical expert committee (TEC), which recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of GM crops until the government devised a proper regulatory and safety mechanism. As yet, no such mechanism exists, but open field trials are being given the go ahead. GMO crops approved for field trials include rice, maize, chickpea, sugarcane, and brinjal. 

The only commercially grown genetically modified (GM) crop gown in India at this time is Bt cotton. It is hardly the resounding success story the pro-GMO lobby would like us to believe.
Pushpa M Bhargava is founder director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, India. Writing in the Hindustan Times [1], he states that
· Bt cotton is far from having been an unqualified success in India. It has worked only in irrigated areas and not in rain-fed regions that represent two-thirds of the area under cotton cultivation in the country.
· Out of over 270,000 farmers' suicides, Bt cotton farmers constitute a substantial number.
· In Andhra Pradesh, there have been deaths of thousands of cattle that grazed on the remnants of Bt cotton plants after harvesting of cotton.
· Resistance to pests in Bt cotton has developed over the years. There has also been a marked increase in the number of secondary pests such as mealy bug.
· The soil where Bt cotton has been grown over a prolonged period has become incapable of sustaining any other crop.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Ebola : Fresh Call for NATO to Lead the Fight Against Virus ( when number of cases are declining)

The United Nations is “most unlikely to be up to the job” of ending the Ebola epidemic and should “let Nato do it for them”, the former chief of Britain’s armed forces has said.
General Sir David Richards said that he was “strongly supportive” of a proposal for Nato to take command of the international response to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, adding that the crisis demanded “a grand strategic response”

A group of leading political, military and diplomatic figures wrote to Nato’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, last week urging him to commit the military alliance’s “unique capabilities” to the fight against the disease, which has killed nearly 5,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.’

So far, the international response has been spearheaded by aid organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières, which have been stretched beyond their limited capacity.

The US and the UK have now sent military personnel to support the effort, but there are still concerns that the huge logistical operation required to set up treatment centres, trace patient contacts, and guarantee safe burials in countries with poor infrastructure and where many flights have been cancelled, demands a broader response.

"What a crisis like this requires more than anything else is efficient organisation and leadership. It is quite clear that currently these vital ingredients are missing," said Sir David, who stood down as chief of the defence staff last year.

GlaxoSmithKline Begins Testing Experimental Ebola Vaccines on West Africans

Jonathan Benson

Now that the general public has been conditioned to accept that Ebola can only be stopped through immediate intervention with magic drugs and vaccines from the West, British vaccine giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is readying to begin tests on an experimental Ebola vaccine, which reports indicate will be given to unsuspecting healthcare workers in Mali.

Though there have been no reported Ebola cases in Mali, GSK is fast-tracking its vaccine, known as cAd3-ZEBOV, with the blessing of the World Health Organization (WHO), for rapid approval in early 2015. Normally, the preliminary testing process alone would take up to a year, but ongoing Ebola propaganda has facilitated a "lightning speed" approval process that appears to have been the goal of the Ebola "crisis" all along.

According to FierceVaccines, a total of 40 healthcare workers in Mali will receive the experimental Ebola vaccine, which GSK developed in conjunction with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Mali's Center for Vaccine Development and Ministry of Health are both onboard as well.

The vaccine "uses a chimpanzee cold virus vector containing two ebolavirus gene segments that switch on a protein to activate an immune response in the body," explains FierceVaccines. "A parallel trial in Gambia is expected to begin soon."

Canadian Vaccine Company Also Prepping Experimental Ebola Jab For Use On Americans

‘SAND PIRATES’: Are ISIS America’s 21st Century Terror Privateers?

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

What is ISIS? If you believe government and corporate media propaganda, then you probably still think that ISIS is a grassroots Islamic ideological movement – with no connection to foreign agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Israeli intelligence, or Pakistan’s ISI.

You would be partly correct, in that there is a grassroots element to ISIS, one which coalesces around vulnerable poor, economically and politically disaffected, young Sunni Muslims – all needed to refill the lower foot soldiers ranks of their fighting force, and yes, some members of ISIS have an ideological belief system, even though it’s not a very pleasant one. Theirs is a highly distorted, violent version of Islam, and a 360º theater of terror.

According the latest UN report, foreign jihadists are heading into Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale”, with bulk of the Syrian rebellion being 15,000 ‘Islamist’  foreign fighters. Hardly an Arab Spring. The middle and upper ranks of ISIS include thousands of seasoned mercenary Islamic fighters from countries far and wide including, but not limited to, escaped terrorist convicts, and former detainees released from Guantanamo Bay
The other mythology that’s been erected around ISIS, is the idea that they are an “Islamic State” and economically self-sufficient, fledgling Caliphate – with global ambitions. How western leaders and their media minions can refer to an terrorist-organized crime confab as a “state” defies belief and, in a funny way, actually dignifies and lends an air of political legitimacy – which this ‘brand’ doesn’t actually deserve.

No, they’re not a state, and cannot actual govern territory in any real sense. Still, you can’t stop America’s reactionary millionaire pundit class (FOX’s Sean Hannity, Megan Kelly et all, and Michael Savage, Glenn Beck) in the US from talking up ad nauseum the threat of an ISIS Islamic Caliphate taking over the western civilization and implementing Sharia Law. That’s a free hint, and nice little take-away for producers at CNN, FOX News, BBC and the rest – all of whom are supplying ISIS will countless millions in free PR by keeping those camp terrorist propaganda YouTube videos on heavy rotation.

The substance and timing of that series of poorly produced ‘beheading videos’ (in which no one was actually beheaded on camera) is also suspect. Our mainstream media are only feeding the monster.

The reality of ISIS is something altogether different…

Read full article here

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