Look for this seal on your food

Look for this seal on your food
Live Chemical Free or Die Toxic

Thursday, March 31, 2011

USDA | Iodine - Know the dangers

(www.Borganic.org) Chances are you have been hearing conflicting messages: "Stock up on iodine"; "Don't worry about it; you won't need it"; "It's dangerous and can cause further problems"; "It will protect you from radioactive fallout." It leaves you wondering what to believe.

And there is reason for such confusion and even distrust. Nuclear mishaps over the last few decades have shown government's response to such measures being questionable at best. One might say the walking the line between preventing public chaos and a national health incidence has become too thin.

Iodine is probably one of the most misunderstood nutrients of our time; although as the realization of its importance for whole body health grows, the volume of understanding is becoming much greater. When people think of iodine, they think of the thyroid gland because it accounts for approximately 60% of thyroid hormone production. This has led the CDC to create its daily recommendation of iodine to be just 150 mcg (micrograms) for the average adult for general thyroid health, which does not take into account the need in other areas of the body.

Iodine plays a major role in the health and wellness of the entire body. Aside from preventing thyroid goiters and nodules, iodine has proven to be critical for other iodine dependent tissues such as the breasts, prostate, reproductive organs, digestive tract and essentially all tissues of the body exposed to microbes and pathogens. This is partially due to iodine's antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral effects. This has led to practitioners making recommendations of daily iodine considerably higher than the current 150 mcg daily.

Many of the recommendations of how much iodine one should take have been distilled from studying cultures that eat iodine rich foods such as sea vegetables including dulse and kelp. It has been found that cultures such as the Japanese, where these foods are a regular staple to their diet, have lower incidences of breast and prostate cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease.

The Japanese culture consumes at conservative estimates ten times more iodine than the United States averaging in between 1 1/2 mg to 6 mg daily, with some estimates going as high as 13 mg daily. So does this mean that we should be taking daily dosages in these higher amounts?

This recent nuclear scare should serve as a wake-up call. The iodine you consume in foods and supplements gets released from the body in 24 to 48 hours, which means daily consumption or supplementation of iodine is critical for maintaining iodine dependent health.

In recent days we have seen the need for iodine sway from general whole body health to protection from nuclear radiation. In this case iodine is used as a blocker; where from taking a mega dose of potassium iodide, the thyroid gland becomes saturated leaving no room for radioactive iodine to take hold. This is not a dose that someone should randomly consume if there is no real threat of radioactive exposure.

Taking too much iodine can have its consequences and may not be free of side-effects. Too much iodine can send someone in the state of hyperthyroidism or even a thyroid storm leading to headaches, nausea, a racing heart, and a very high fever, so it is important to take such extreme doses only under situations where there is a clear need.

Brownstein, David M.D. Iodine Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It

Zimmerman MB. Iodine Deficiency. Endocr Rev 2009;30(4):376-408.

Risher JF, Keith S. iodine and inorganic iodides; human health aspects. Concise international chemical assessment document #72:World Health Organization, 2009.


About the author

Robert B Kress RPH CCN, The Renegade Pharmacist has been bucking the trend of Big Pharma since he graduated pharmacy school in 1994.
In additional to conventional pharmacy, Robert has acquired expertise in kinesiology, bio-identical hormonal therapy and is a board certified clinical nutritionist.
After owning his own Alternative Pharmacy with his wife Amy, an expert in Longevity Skin care, they now spend their time educating others on all measures of health, natural living as well as self-sufficiency in many aspects of life at their website, Aware, Prepare, and Prosper www.awareandprepare.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

health destroyer | Pain

(www.Borganic.org) It is linked to nearly every major disease and multiple non-lethal conditions that plague us. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, high blood pressure, peptic ulcers, headaches, chronic anxiety, depression and addictive disorders that foster unhealthy lifestyles are all scientifically linked to chronic stress. In fact, over 50 conditions have been correlated with high stress lifestyles. Even obesity and all the health issues that flow from it, is believed to be a direct result of chronic and excessive stress.

No organ system is immune to the effects of stress. Here is a brief and partial synopsis of the damage stress can do to the body:

Hair: Excessive hair loss and premature baldness are linked to excessive stress

Skin: Eczema, psoriasis, hives, excessive blushing and sweating are linked to stress

Digestion: Stress is know to cause gastritis, colitis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, IBS and other digestive disorders.

Heart: Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high blood pressure are linked to cumulative stress.

Mouth: Ulcers and excessive dryness of the mouth can be stress related.

Muscles: Stress may cause tightness, soreness, spasm, aching, lower back pain, twitching and muscular tics.

Lungs: Shortness of breath, panic disorder and exacerbation of asthmatic conditions are linked to stress.

Brain: Stress causes psychological conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, irritability and even personality changes.

Reproductive organs: Menstrual disorders, vaginal infections, premature ejaculation and impotence can be stress related.

Chronic, overwhelming stress may be the number one plague of modern life. How does it work? Stress activates a chain of hormonal events that was originally designed to protect our ancestors from wild beasts. We've all heard of the fight-or-flight mechanism. Consistent mental and emotional stress fires up this response system and keeps it active in an ongoing way. The results are staggering. Here is what the Mayo Clinic has to say:

"The long-term activation of the stress-response system -- and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones -- can disrupt almost all your body's processes."

If you don't get a handle on your chronic stress in a personally noticeable way, such that you can feel the difference in your body each and every day, rest assured it is doing damage daily. Low stress people live longer. Highly stressed people live shorter lives.

A 2005 study headed by Dr. Elissa Epel at the University of California, San Francisco drives this point home. CBS News Correspondent Scott Pelley, who followed the study closely, reported that stress speeds aging at a cellular level by damaging your DNA. In a sense, stress creates chaos that affects your chromosomes.

Of the stressed out participants in the study, Dr. Epel remarked, "It was as though there had been in excess of 10 years of extra aging in these individuals' blood cells. And that's a very conservative estimate."

What to do? Reduce your stress. It should be everyone's number one health priority. Stress reduction can be approached in different ways. There are practical, external methods to consider:

* Get organized. Organizing your home, office and your schedule can have a dramatic impact on your level of stress.

* Cut back. Take an honest look at your work, family, home and community responsibilities. Have you taken on too much? Are you able to enjoy your personal commitments?

* Delegate. Whose help can you enlist to get things done?

There are also internal methods for reducing stress that involve managing your mind and body. They involve mediation or prayer, cognitive behavioral approaches, self-hypnosis, NLP, deep breathing, yoga and so on. When choosing a method to use, pick something that is practical. Stress reduction techniques and programs can be very helpful, but only if practiced consistently. Most of all, choose something that actually makes you feel relaxed in an ongoing way. If you can't feel the difference, there isn't any! If you find a method that works for you, evidence suggests there is great hope for your long-term benefit.

In the Cal State San Francisco study, the mothers who knew how to cope with stress didn't suffer the same cellular damage, regardless of how hectic their lives were.

Dr. Epel said, "It appears that resilience can ward off sickness and let us live longer, while those who feel overwhelmed by life may have a shorter one to live."

"I think that this is yet another call to people to be alarmed about their stress levels," Epel continued, "and to take them seriously. The cell is not a closed system. What happens in the mind, in particular, perceptions of stress, can indeed affect the most fundamental unit of our physical beings."

Sources:

Mayo Clinic, CBS News, Medicine-net, Stress.org

About the author:
Mike Bundrant is a retired mental health counselor, NLP trainer and publisher of Healthy Times Newspaper.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

gluten free diet

(www.Borganic.org) Whole grains have been lauded for their many health benefits; however, many people who are gluten-intolerant have found their whole grain choices limited. Quinoa (keen-wah) is an increasingly popular gluten-free grain-like vegetable that may offer the same benefits as whole grains and then some.

Quinoa is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) and is grown primarily for its edible seeds, which have a mild, nutty flavor. Though the seeds are grain-like, quinoa is not a true grain or cereal and it is actually closely related to beets, spinach and chard.

The origins of quinoa trace back over 5,000 years ago to the Andes Mountains. The Incas used quinoa in ceremonial rituals and cultivated it as one of their staple crops, believing that it gave their warriors power and stamina. In the 16th century, Spanish Conquistadors burned and destroyed the quinoa fields. However, quinoa survived by growing wild in the mountains and by secret cultivation. In the 1980s, two North Americans stumbled upon this ancient food and began cultivating it near Boulder, Colorado. Since then, quinoa's popularity has exploded.

Quinoa is a complete protein, which means that it contains all the amino acids necessary for our nutritional needs. Quinoa is an excellent source of magnesium, manganese and calcium. It's a very good source of protein, vitamin B2, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. It is also a good source of iron, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.

Complete protein plants are rare, making quinoa an excellent food for vegetarians and anyone else looking for a healthy protein source. Quinoa is also naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent food for celiac patients or other people following a gluten-free diet.

Quinoa has also been used for weight loss and malnutrition.

Seeds of the quinoa plant make great substitutes for rice and pasta. Quinoa flakes can be substituted perfectly for oatmeal and quinoa flour is great for baking cookies, breads and muffins.

Here is one healthy recipe featuring quinoa:

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups cooked corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
4 scallions, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/4 tsp. dried cumin
1/3 cup olive oil

Note: For an even healthier version, substitute fresh, frozen or canned organic vegetables wherever possible.

Directions:

Rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve under cold running water until the water runs clear. Put the quinoa in a pot with 2 1/4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer to a large bowl to cool.

While the quinoa is cooking, in a small bowl toss the beans with the vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the beans, corn, bell pepper, scallions, garlic, cayenne and cilantro with the cooled quinoa. Toss well.

In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice, salt and cumin. Slowly pour in the oil while whisking. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well.

Note: The salad may be made a day ahead and refrigerated, covered. Bring it to room temperature before serving.

Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Per serving: 360 calories, 13 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 47 g carbohydrate,
11 g protein, 7 g dietary fiber, 260 mg sodium.

Sources included:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa
http://www.livestrong.com/article/4...
http://www.elements4health.com/quin...
http://www.tbyil.com/Quinoa_And_Bla...

Think health, not Cancer

(www.Borganic.org) So you have been diagnosed with cancer. What will be on your mind from now on? Realistically you will be thinking of the illness and of your future. You'll be contemplating which route to take to overcome this life-threatening challenge. With new natural routines in place, you will benefit most from concentrating on health as opposed to illness - to give your immune system an additional boost.

Dr. Russell Greenfield, experienced in emergency and integrative medicine, recommended recently that professionals should focus more on health than on disease. He aims at preventing chronic disease through better diet and lifestyle choices. - Did you know that health-oriented natural therapies can have a greater effect on one's future health than the family's medical history?

While most oncologists and hospital consultants still recommend conventional chemotherapy, radiation, and operation to treat cancer, your prospects improve greatly with personal research, followed by an informed decision, and taking a responsible active part in healing yourself.

Oncologist Carl Simonton called this action "exerting some influence over the course of their disease" . There is a need to align one's thinking and being with the laws of nature. This mind-body pioneer knew that a fierce will to survive, positive expectations, and an active self-care programme can positively influence the outcome of cancer.

Natural self-care cancer treatments should include
-Thorough detoxing especially bowels,
-Consistently avoiding all animal-based foods,
-Drinking fresh vegetable juices and wheatgrass juice
-Drinking lots of pure water for rehydration
-Eating 80% plant-based, raw, organic food including sprouts
-Eliminating sugar and processed foods
-Taking supplements (digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids, probiotics, blue-green algae/chlorella/spirulina, Vitamins C, B12, D3, B17, Essiac, Black Walnut tincture, Kombucha, etc.)
-Eliminating chemicals from personal care products
-Physical exercise in fresh air and sunshine
-Dealing with unresolved emotional issues.

These treatments boost the immune system to top notch. Your involved action adds to the healing momentum.

To quote Dr. Richard Schulze: "There are no incurable diseases, none. Take responsibility and be willing to change, and you can heal yourself of anything." Stop focusing on your disease, concentrate on creating health - the effect is powerfully beneficial. View your illness as a gift towards discovering the healthy natural lifestyle. You're focusing on health. Your focus determines your future.

Health means
-a body-friendly diet and lifestyle and good levels of energy, stamina and resilience,
-a proper circadian rhythm including sufficient sleep and the right balance between exercise and rest,
-clarity of mind balanced with stillness of thoughts, flexibility, a happy attitude, optimism and acceptance of self,
-fulfillment, love, worthwhile personal goals, a meaning in life, giving and receiving support,
-confidence in oneself and one's abilities, a sense of accomplishment and recognition, security and inner peace.

Illness is merely the body communicating: "Something is wrong". Why spend lots of time thinking about physical illness, negative mental states and emotional problems when they make us miserable.

Thinking "I'm depressed" gets you down. Thinking "I don't want to be depressed still gets you down. In the mind, unlike in Algebra, "not negative" does not equal "positive". Therefore replace negative thoughts with positive ones: "I will be happy." Replace "I'm ill" with "I'll be well" and step up the natural treatments, drink more green juices, and confidently visualise cancer cells being eaten up. What you think becomes your reality.

When driving at night, you wisely focus on your side of the road rather than on the blinding lights of other cars, or else you might find yourself steering that way.

Your life is in your hands. Think health, not illness.

Sources:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/20...
http://thesimontondocumentary.org/a...
http://www.essiacinfo.org/
https://herbdocblog.com/dr-schulze-quotes/


About the author

Angie Stehle is a Natural Health author, a Naturopathic Practitioner, and a happy cancer survivor, as well as an artist. www.naturmedi.de and www.healthyoption.page.TL

Monday, March 28, 2011

Deadly new 'superbug' sweeps Southern California hospitals, nursing homes

(www.Borganic.org) Move over methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), there is a new "superbug" in town. Reports from CBS 2 in Los Angeles say that a deadly new bacteria known as CRKP is rapidly making the rounds in hospitals and care facilities throughout Southern California. According to reports, the bacteria has no known cure, and it may never have one.

CRKP, also known as Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, is not actually a new superbug. As early as 2006, it was known to have spread throughout an Israeli hospital, and shortly thereafter to every hospital in Israel (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle...). And now, it is becoming a serious problem worldwide.

ABC 7 in Los Angeles quotes its own Dr. Richard Besser who stated that CRKP is "very fatal" and that it kills roughly 40 percent of people who contract it (http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?s...). And reports indicate that 350 people in the Los Angeles area already became infected with CRKP within a seven-month time frame last year.

Some experts are blaming a lack of new antibiotic drug development as the reason why CRKP and other superbugs are allegedly incurable. But inquiry into superbugs has actually revealed that overuse of antibiotics is to blame for their existence in the first place, whether it is humans taking too many antibiotics for minor ailments, or factory farmers giving them to animals to accelerate their growth and cover up filthy, disease-ridden conditions.

Last year, a study published in the journal Science revealed that superbugs appear to be the direct descendants of mutated bacteria created as a result of the introduction of synthetic antibiotic drugs. By analyzing the course of mutation of MRSA over the years, scientists were able to pinpoint antibiotics and their overuse as the primary culprit (http://www.naturalnews.com/028479_s...).

When taken by humans, antibiotics actually destroy all the good bacteria in the gut along with the bad, which ends up destroying proper immune function. Without balanced and healthy gut flora, the body is essentially crippled from being able to ward off harmful pathogens, including deadly superbugs (http://www.naturalnews.com/superbug...).

Sources for this story include:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Eat more bananas to improve gut health and digestion

(www.Borganic.org) Digestive disorders affect tens of millions of Americans, but diet is rarely examined as a cause or solution in conventional medicine. Certain foods have the power to soothe and heal the digestive system. Bananas, in particular, offer benefits for those suffering from digestive ailments and poor gut health. Bananas are coincidentally recommended for easing both constipation and diarrhea, and their benefits extend to the entire digestive system.

Bananas Are Easy to Digest

When digestive health is weak, it may be hard for your body to assimilate the nutrients from the food you eat. Adding easy to digest foods to your diet eases digestive strain and provides your body with energy to heal. Compared to complex starches, the carbohydrates in bananas are easily broken down into energy for your cells.

Bananas Are Full of Prebiotics

Bananas are a rich source of fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic that feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive system. Prebiotics are crucial for improving the balance of gut flora in your digestive tract, and most likely far more effective than probiotics. When populations of beneficial bacteria are fed well with prebiotics, they can establish a stronghold in the gut to fend off overgrowth of pathogenic organisms like yeast.

Even the most potent probiotic supplement doesn`t stand a chance if the live cultures don`t receive the nourishment they need once they reach the gut. Feeding your digestive system with fructooligosaccharides will help ensure that friendly bacteria have the fuel they need to do their job. Bananas are one of the easiest ways to include more prebiotics in your diet.

Eating More Bananas

Some people may find their digestion and elimination improves simply by snacking on one or two bananas during the day. Others may benefit from complete meals composed solely of bananas, where several bananas are eaten in one sitting. Starting small and slowly increasing consumption is the best way to gauge what your body can handle.

There are competing arguments about whether bananas should be eaten semi-ripened (still a bit green) or fully ripened (with plenty of brown spots). It might be worth a try to experiment and see what type of bananas work best for you. Fully ripened bananas appear to work best if you are looking to treat constipation. They may also provide more benefits to those who need easily digestible food.

Further Reading:

http://www.dvorkin.com/henu/benban.html

http://healthnutritionandwellness.c...

http://www.naturalnews.com/030464_p...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Water at 10,000 times normal radiation levels | Fukushima

(www.Borganic.org) The Fukushima situation took a turn for the worse today as two nuclear repair workers stepped into some water at Reactor No. 3 and suffered severe radiation burns requiring immediate hospitalization. The water, it turns out, measures 10,000 times normal radiation levels, and it appears to be leaking from the core of Reactor No. 3.

If confirmed, this can only mean one thing: A containment breach that now risks the spewing of enormous quantities of radiation into the environment, easily dwarfing the releases from Chernobyl in 1986.

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan had some somber words for the world press, saying "The situation today at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant is still very grave and serious. We must remain vigilant. We are not in a position where we can be optimistic. We must treat every development with the utmost care." (http://apnews.myway.com/article/201...)

"Even if there has been encouraging news such as getting some power back to the site, the installation remains in an extremely precarious and very serious situation that has not yet been stabilized" said Thomas Houdre from France's nuclear safety agency (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print...).

Reactor No. 3, of course, is the reactor with the extremely dangerous MOX fuel that's two million times more deadly than regular enriched uranium (http://www.naturalnews.com/031736_p...). This reactor is so dangerous all by itself that it hardly matters whether Reactors 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 are brought under control if Reactor No. 3 isn't. By itself, this facility could dwarf the radioactive fallout levels caused by the Chernobyl disaster, and now it appears a containment leak is very likely to have occurred.

Radiation from the Fukushima catastrophe has already been detected on vegetables 135 miles South of Fukushima, and the Tokyo water supply has been declared unsafe to consume due to high levels of radiation. Low levels of radioactive fallout has been detected across the United States and Canada, but those levels could rise dramatically if Reactor No. 3 has a sustained containment leak and begins releasing more radiation directly into the environment.

As Prime Minister Kan already stated, "We are not in a position where we can be optimistic." That is a sobering statement from a government that has done its best to downplay the severity of the situation.

What will they do now? If a containment breach has occurred, how will workers be able to even access the nuclear facility to continue making repairs and try to get the cooling pumps online?

Even CNN called this "a potentially ominous development in the race to prevent a large-scale release of radiation." (http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiap...)

A breach in the containment vessel is a game-changer. If this leak actually exists, it would make it extremely difficult to bring the situation back under control.

Stay tuned to NaturalNews for more updates as this situation develops.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031837_core_breach_Fukushima.html#ixzz1HcqbYg00

By Mike Adams

News from www.Borganic.org

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pecans promote heart health, lower cholesterol levels

(www.Borganic.org) The health benefits offered by pecans are greater than previously believed, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from Loma Linda University (LLU) in California have identified a host of beneficial antioxidants found in pecans that benefit the heart, lower bad cholesterol levels, and protect against disease-causing inflammation.

Dr. Ella Haddad and her team from LLU evaluated 16 men and women between the ages of 23 and 44 who were assigned to eat one of three diets. The first diet contained about three ounces of whole pecans, the second contained three ounces of blended pecans with water, and the third contained a control item. The team took blood samples of participants at various intervals up to 24 hours after consumption of the meals, and they observed a clear increase in oxygen radical absorbance capabilities (ORAC) as well as lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels among those who ate the pecan-enriched meals.

"Our tests show that eating pecans increases the amount of healthy antioxidants in the body," said Haddad, who is also an associate professor at LLU's School of Public Health. "This protective effect is important in helping to prevent development of various diseases such as cancer and heart disease."

Rich in tocopherols, a natural form of vitamin E, pecans contain specifically high levels of gamma-tocopherols, a form of vitamin E closely associated with inflammation reduction. In the study, blood levels of this important form of vitamin E doubled in just eight hours after pecan consumption. And after just three hours, gamma-tocopherol levels notably decreased LDL cholesterol levels in the body by 33 percent.

"This study is another piece of evidence that pecans are a healthy food," added Haddad. "Previous research has shown that pecans contain antioxidant factors. Our study shows these antioxidants are indeed absorbed in the body and provide a protective effect against diseases."

A previous LLU study published in The Journal of Nutrition demonstrated that simply adding pecans to one's diet can help lower cholesterol levels by 116.5 percent more than the American Heart Association's (AHA) Step I diet can. Together, the two studies confirm the incredible health-promoting power of pecans.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNew...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Synthetic omega-3s in Horizon organic milk

(www.Borganic.org) The US Department of Agriculture is once again deliberately shirking its responsibility to properly oversee the integrity of the certified organic program. After admitting in a recent letter that a chemically-derived, synthetic omega-3 fatty acid additive produced by Martek Biosciences Corporation is not legitimately organic, the USDA also said it does not plan to take any enforcement action against companies that use it in certified organic products. The Cornucopia Institute (CI), a leading organic industry watchdog, continues to call the USDA out on the matter, exposing the fact that the additive not only has a questionable safety record, but also does not belong in any organic product.

The saga dates back to around 2002 when practically every major brand of infant formula began fortifying its blends with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA), two omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids naturally found in human breast milk. Manufacturers began to claim these blends were superior than others, and the closest thing to actual human breast milk (http://www.naturalnews.com/027437_D...).

The primary type of DHA and ARA used in the formulas, however, is the same laboratory-grown, synthetic variety made by Martek, which is now showing up in Horizon organic milk products. A CI report explains that Martek's synthetic DHA/ARA blend is created using genetically-modified organisms (GMO), and then extracted using the toxic chemical hexane. Since the time of its approval, there have been hundreds of adverse event reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the additive causing serious health problems in children and babies (http://cornucopia.org/DHA/DHA_FullR...).

If that is not bad enough, the USDA has known since 2006 that manufacturers were illegally adding the Martek additive to organic baby formulas. Though the agency initially sent letters to the offending manufacturers ordering them to stop using the additive, a later Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed that the agency ended up caving to corporate lobbyists by agreeing to permit the unapproved additive in organic formulas.

Now, the Horizon brand of organic dairy products has begun illegally adding the unapproved chemical additive to some of its milk products -- and the USDA says it can continue to do so for an indefinite period of "phase-out" time. CI says it may file a lawsuit against the USDA for its negligent stance on the issue, which flagrantly violates the agency's own organic standards and compromises the integrity of the entire organics program

And to top it off, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recently proposed allowing any synthetic additive to be freely added to organic products without having to be properly reviewed. NOSB will debate and vote on the proposal at its next meeting in Seattle, April 26-29, 2011.

To voice your opposition against this heinous proposal, use the CI Action Alert here:
http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/03/k...

Sources for this story include:

http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/03/i...

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031806_USDA_organic_milk.html#ixzz1HS4wV07F

News from Ethan A. Huff,

News from www.Borganic.org

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Radiation protective benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella

(www.Borganic.org) Protecting yourself in the event of a serious radiation event involves much more than simply loading up on potassium iodide and various other iodine supplements. While high levels of iodine do protect the thyroid and glandular systems from radiation poisoning, they do not necessarily protect the rest of your body from the devastating and deadly effects of nuclear radiation. However, two amazing superfoods -- Spirulina and Chlorella -- offer substantiated protection against harmful radiation. They also help to detoxify the body of harmful radiation after exposure, effectively protecting organs and other areas not protected by iodine.

Spirulina, the incredible medical food used to treat child victims of Chernobyl

The numerous curative and health-promoting properties of Spirulina are truly amazing. This blue-green algae superfood is rich in vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and antioxidants, all of which make it highly beneficial as an anti-aging, anti-cancer, and super-detoxifying miracle food (http://www.naturalnews.com/spirulin...).

But little known is the incredible radioprotective power of Spirulina. Numerous studies have found that Spirulina protects the body against -- and even heals it from -- the damaging effects of harmful radiation.

A 1989 study put forth by researchers from Zhongkai Agriculture and Technology College in China found in tests that Spirulina significantly reduces the gamma radiation-induced micronucleus frequencies in the bone marrow of affected mice. Bone marrow, of course, is responsible for producing new blood cells and maintaining the lymphatic system (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

A 1993 report published by the Research Institute of Radiation Medicine in Belarus confirmed previous research conducted in 1990-91 which found that Spirulina effectively decreases the radioactive load received by the body when consuming radiation-contaminated food. After just 20 days, children fed five-gram doses of Spirulina every day experienced an average 50 percent reduction in urine radioactivity levels (http://www.iimsam.org/publications_...).

In a study released by Mechnikov Odessa State University in Ukraine in 2000, Spirulina proved effective at increasing phosphate, pyruvate, and antioxidant levels in rats with lesions caused by 5 gray units (Gy) of high-energy radiation. Full-body exposure to 5 Gy or more typically leads to death within 14 days, but Spirulina helped to prevent this (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

A 2001 study conducted by researchers from the Medical and Pharmaceutical Academe of Yangzhou University in China found that Spirulina extracts effectively protect against both the damage caused by chemotherapy drugs and the damaging effects of gamma radiation exposure (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

Those negatively affected by high levels of radiation after working on cleanup efforts following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster experienced improvements in the autoregulatory functionality of their bodily organs and other systems, as well as long-term remission from overall radiation damage, after being treated with a regimen that included Spirulina (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

Spirulina works so well at mitigating the damage caused by radiation that it was actually awarded a Russian patent in 1995 for improving the immunity of children affected by radiation from the Chernobyl disaster. Many exposed children became stricken with chronic radiation sickness and elevated Immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, and they also tested positive for high allergy sensitivity. But upon consuming roughly five grams (g) of Spirulina a day for 45 days, the children's IgE levels and allergic sensitivities were restored back to normal.

Conclusively, Spirulina offers remarkable radioprotective benefits in addition to its many other health-promoting benefits. Regular consumption of Spirulina not only helps to boost immune function and normalize the systems in the body that regulate and maintain overall health, but the superfood also offers a surefire way to mitigate the damaging effects of harmful radiation (http://jpronline.info/article/viewF...).

Chlorella, the detoxifying superfood with amazing radioprotective benefits

Much like Spirulina, Chlorella is loaded with an astounding array vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that help detoxify the body of heavy metals and other contaminants. The single-cell algae also helps to prevent and repair DNA damage, balance the body's pH levels, fight inflammation, improve digestive health, and boost immune function (http://www.naturalnews.com/027894_c...).

And as far as harmful radiation is concerned, Chlorella is a powerful weapon to both prevent radioactive damage and heal it once it has occurred.

A 1989 study put forth by the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences demonstrated that Chlorella effectively increases production of bone marrow and spleen stem cells. And in tests, Chlorella greatly helped improve survival rates among mice irradiated with a lethal dose of radioactive gamma rays (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

In 1993, researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India also found that Chlorella is effective at protecting against and mitigating the damage caused by both acute and chronic radioactive damage (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

A 1995 study published in the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology found that when administered before or upon exposure to sub-lethal radioactive gamma rays, Chlorella helps to boost levels of colony-forming spleen cells. Such cells exist within the bone marrow and are essential for the production of vital blood elements and immune factors (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...).

Ultimately, the incredible detoxifying power of Chlorella is not limited to toxins like mercury, aluminum, and fluoride. Just like it does to toxic heavy metals, Chlorella binds to radioactive particles and literally flushes them out of the body. In complete synergy with its many other health-promoting functions, Chlorella is a vital superfood nutrient that numerous scientific studies have proven helps to guard the body against radioactive damage (http://www.naturalnews.com/027361_c...).

Both Spirulina and Chlorella are absolutely essential weapons in any natural radioprotective arsenal. Together, these powerful sea-based nutrients help to rid the body of radiation and the many other toxins that cause both acute and chronic damage to the body.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

proven reasons to stop GMOs

(www.Borganic.org) Despite all the equivocating about GMOs' "potential" dangers and begging for more research, which is restricted by patent laws, the facts are in. GMOs are very problematic for human health, as indicated by whistle blowing scientists.

The whistle blowers revealed that the primary gene for promoting transgenic events in GMOs is a virus known as CaMV 35S. It remains as-is in our guts and keeps on promoting transgenic events with our intestinal flora. Intestinal flora or friendly bacteria are a very large part of our immune systems.

A prestigious scientist in Scotland, Dr. Arpad Pusztai, discovered the effects of GMO potatoes on lab rodents years ago. He was not trying to prove GMOs unsafe. But he had the integrity to publish his findings, which recorded diminishing fertility, spontaneous abortions, and many unhealthy offspring among the ones that managed to arrive alive. He was forced out of his university laboratory position as lead researcher.

Roundup Ready GMOs Create New Pathogen

Now the negative effects of GMOs are taking an observable toll on animals that feed on GM plants in fields where they grow or that are being fed GMO corn or soy. Soon GM alfalfa will be added to the list. Not only animals, but the plants are dying as well.

According to Dr. Don Huber of Purdue University, a new and previously unknown pathogen has been created by the combination of the pesticide Roundup and Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops. Dr. Huber is no stranger to dangerous microbes. He was a bio-chemist colonel in the military researching strategies for detecting and resisting disease outbreaks from biological warfare.

The pathogen Dr. Huber discovered has never been seen before. It approximates the size of a medium virus, but has fungal qualities and is able to reproduce. Now we have a franken-fungal-virus in our midst. He's astonished to find it affects plants as well as animals. It just so happens those dying plants include the very corn and soybean GM crops that use Roundup. So farmers falling for Monsanto contract arrangements are losing their crops while being forced to buy more of the same GMO seeds.

Dr. Huber noted the same tendency for spontaneous abortion and reduced fertility in actual farm animals feeding on GMOs that Dr. Pusztai observed in his Scottish laboratory rodents a few years ago. He has observed this in cattle feeding on Roundup Ready GM grains. So livestock is being lost as well.

Dr. Huber ends his January 2011 letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with: "We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This (RR) pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure."

GMO Insiders are Running the Agencies

There's no chance USDA head Vilsack will respond to Dr. Huber's plea favorably. Vilsack has been a political Monsanto minion for quite some time. Former chief Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor heads the FDA. Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto attorney. There are other revolving door recipients of influential government positions from the bio-tech industry as well. Government is stacked with the bio-tech industry against "we the people".

This is why petitioning against GMOs to congressmen and senators, the FDA and USDA and even President Obama WON'T WORK! Potentially workable techniques are summarized in the article linked here. You are welcome to email this author with suggestions and references after reading it http://www.naturalnews.com/031599_G...

[Editor`s Note: NaturalNews is strongly against the use of all forms of animal testing. We fully support implementation of humane medical experimentation that promotes the health and wellbeing of all living creatures.]

Sources for more information include:

Fight back against GMO assault on our immune systems http://www.naturalnews.com/028025_G...

Whistle blowing GMO scientist complete interview
http://www.organicconsumers.org/art...

How the biotech legally prevents independent research on GMO seeds
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/fe...

Complete letter from Dr. Huber to Tom Vilsack http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-...

Why aren't GMOs labeled? A "legal" explanation http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.co...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Urgent radiation preparedness action items for California, Oregon, Washington, B.C., Yukon and Alaska

(www.Borganic.org) The New York Times report that a radiation plume will reach California by Friday has a lot of people asking us for more information about what to do. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/s...) Fortunately, the amount of radiation that would actually fall on California (or Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, etc.) is currently very small. Too small to pose a serious health risk for right now.

The time to get really concerned is if -- and only if -- the Fukushima reactors suffer a fuel rod "meltdown" event which would release a massive amount of radiation into the atmosphere. The United Nations has calculated that such an event would send a cloud of very powerful radiation headed eastward, arriving on the shores of the United States and Canada within 2-3 days after the meltdown, depending on wind patterns.

Importantly, this will give you some time to take action should such an event occur. The next 24 - 48 hours are crucial in Japan's effort to stop the nuclear fuel rod meltdown. It is entirely unknown whether Japan can succeed in stopping it. The situation remains dire.

Important action items to take right now

If you live in the western states or provinces of North America, it is extremely important to be prepared by taking the following actions RIGHT NOW:

1) Fuel up your vehicle(s) and be ready to hit the road for a possible evacuation (or hunker down if you're out in the country and feel like you would be safer there).

2) If you plan to stay put, go to the hardware store TODAY and buy large amounts of plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal up your windows and doors. This will help protect you from radioactive fallout. You will also need to store water, food, and all the usual emergency supplies because outside help probably won't be available.

3) If you plan to evacuate, have a "Go Bag" ready to go at a moment's notice. This go bag should include a water filter, emergency radio, flashlight, duct tape, emergency knife, spare cash, whatever medical supplies you might need, extra food and water, spare fuel cans and so on. Have it ready now in case you need it.

4) Significantly increase your intake of iodine-containing foods and superfoods starting right now: Seaweeds are a great source. We've listed our entire inventory of what we have available at our store (http://www.naturalnews.com/031730_i...), but I would actually prefer you to go out and get this locally TODAY at your local health food stores, where possible. You may not have time to wait on a UPS delivery. Fortunately, our store ships from Ojai, California, meaning that if you order foods from us today that are in stock, and you're in California, you could receive them very, very quickly (within 1-2 business days).

5) If you have potassium iodide pills (radiation pills), don't take them yet. Keep them ready to take if and only if a meltdown event occurs and a massive dose of radiation has been released into the atmosphere.

6) Have a plan for you and your family. Where will you meet if you need to evacuate? Don't count on cell phones working. Have a plan of where to go, how to get there and how to survive once you get there.

Why you probably won't be told the truth on all this by "official" sources

Hopefully none of this will be necessary. If they can stop the meltdown at Fukushima, there is virtually no real radiation risk in North America. That's the outcome we're all hoping and praying for.

But if a meltdown takes place, it is almost certain that strong winds will push a massive radiation cloud right into North America within a matter of days, potentially dropping an extremely dangerous quantity of radioactive material on California or other regions. That's the scenario that we all need to be prepared to guard against.

Do not rely on your government to tell you the truth about what's happening. Governments are in the business of "preventing panic" by withholding information you need to know. Governments believe that if too many people know the truth, it might start a panic, and even more people could die in the panic than from the event itself. They may actually be correct at some level on that, but I believe that people have a right to know what's really going on. And the sober, shocking truth of the matter is that as of right now, our world is facing an unprecedented nuclear meltdown event that could dwarf the Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986. We're talking about as many as 600,000 spent fuel rods which are now threatened by fires and loss of cooling fluids. This is not a set of circumstances to be taken lightly.

I urge all NaturalNews readers to take this seriously. Get prepared now. Get your go bag ready just in case. Start boosting your natural iodine intake TODAY. Be ready to head out of Dodge if you're in a geographic area that could be impacted. And then watch the news on this to stay informed (and read NaturalNews for an honest analysis of the situation).

The sad realities of the evacuation of large cities

Another thing: If a meltdown does occur and an evacuation is announced for parts of the west coast of North America, you will need to be one of the first to head out if you expect to get out at all. The highways around Los Angeles in particular do not have the capacity to handle a mass evacuation. They barely have the capacity to handle rush hour! Imagine what happens if half the people in L.A. try to leave all at the same time... that will be a week-long traffic jam, and people will run out of gas on the highways, abandon their vehicles, and make the highways impassable.

I don't mean to paint this as a worst-case scenario, but I'm trying to give you an accurate description of what might realistically happen if a radiation cloud is headed toward LA and an evacuation effort is announced. If you aren't out of LA by the time the government announces an evacuation, you're probably too late.

By the way, this is actually a good time to own a Prius because a Prius can idle without the engine running and use virtually no gas. A Prius is a great getaway vehicle for jammed evacuation highways where traffic is barely moving. Of course, if you had a Hummer, you could probably just off-road it and bypass all the stalled traffic, but that's a debate for another time...

Be safe and be smart about all this. Think ahead. Get real about what might unfold if a meltdown occurs. This is a time to interrupt your regularly-scheduled programming and start thinking seriously about what you can do to protect yourself and your family. It's better to be prepared than to be caught by the unexpected.

We are lucky in one sense right now because we have forewarning of all this. There is time right now to take preparedness steps to deal with a meltdown event should one occur. I strongly advise all NaturalNews readers to use this time wisely and get squared away for what might be coming.

Just in case, you see. Most of the time, when I preach preparedness, I do so in the context of just getting prepared for "the unexpected." But today, we have the expected! We know Fukushima is about to melt down. We know the winds will carry the radiation to North America. We know that evacuation of major U.S. cities in 48 hours is virtually impossible. And we also know that the supply inventories of certain preparedness items are strictly limited, meaning that not everybody who wants emergency supplies will be able to get them. These are the sobering realities of emergencies in our modern, high-population-density world.

Watch NaturalNews.com for more updates throughout the day. We'll be posting stories at an increased frequency during this Fukushima catastrophe to help bring people information more rapidly.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pentagon Cover-up of Data on Fukushima Disaster

(www.Borganic.org) The Japan Times reports the Pentagon will send an unmanned Global Hawk high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft over the deteriorating Fukushima nuclear complex today. “Photographs taken by the plane equipped with infrared sensors could provide a useful clue to what is occurring inside the reactor buildings, around which high-level radiation has been detected,” the news source reports.

The flight is basically unnecessary and represents PR spin. Both the Pentagon and the Japanese government know full well the severity of the situation at the Fukushima plant and they are not releasing this information to either the Japanese or American people.

The Pentagon is responsible for developing nuclear technology and has particle detectors, also known as radiation detectors, positioned around the world. The USS George Washington and USS Ronald Reagan, both now parked off Japan, are outfitted with radiation detection technology.

In addition, the radiation can be tracked by the U.S. Air Force’s Constant Phoenix WC-135 jets, which are designed to monitor airborne fallout from nuclear weapons tests.

Constant Phoenix technology was used after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine to sample the air over the Atlantic and was also used to detect seismic events associated with North Korea’s claim of a nuclear test in October 2006 and again in May 2009, the Pentagon told Alan Boyle of MSNBC.

The Constant Phoenix program was established in 1947 by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, ostensibly to detect atomic explosions anywhere in the world. It is serves as a collection platform for the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick AFB, Florida. The 45th Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, works closely with AFTAC.

Air sampling missions are routinely conducted over the Far East, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Mediterranean Sea, the Polar regions, and off the coasts of South America and Africa. Pakistan, India, and North Korea are of particular interest because they have nuclear programs.

Maj. Chad Steffey told the reporter that a Constant Phoenix WC-135 would be sent to sample the air moving over Japan, supposedly in response to a Japanese government request. The planes would be brought from Offutt Air Force Base, Steffey said.

A senior U.S. defense official told NBC News that Constant Phoenix’s involvement in the Japanese fiasco was “absolutely” a significant event. “We are using it to help out a nation,” the official said. “It’s significant.”

More PR spin. The Pentagon moved to gauge the threat well before any supposed request by the Japanese government. It deployed its sophisticated technology – and that of the NRC and the NNSA (the National Nuclear Security Administration) – to size up the threat early on. The Pentagon acts on its own. It does not wait for requests from government, including our own Congress.

In the United States, the EPA has a vast array of radiation detection stations. In California alone, there are twelve stations measuring air particulates, real-time gamma, and the contamination of milk and drinking water. It remains to be seen if the EPA will share this data with the American people.

Recall the EPA dispensing misleading information following the false flag attacks of September 11, 2001, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe the air when reliable information on air quality was not available.

The Pentagon and the government know full well the extent of this unprecedented disaster — and it is far worse then they are telling us. They are not about to level with the American people, who will find out later this week and in the weeks ahead how severe and life threatening the situation is.

As we reported over the weekend, the CIA’s USAID was dispatched to micromanage the release and spin of information on the disaster. Yoichi Shimatsu, the former editor of the Japan Times Weekly, told CCTV a large scale cover-up is unfolding.

“The CIA, through USAID, is running a disinfo campaign on Japan’s earthquake crippled nuclear facilities for geopolitical reasons. The Japanese people will ultimately suffer, as will millions of other people who happen to be downwind from the stricken plants,” we wrote at the time.

Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (Ad)

A video of Mr. Shimatsu’s interview was predictably memory holed at YouTube, the video site owned by CIA asset Google.

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
March 17, 2011

News from www.Borganic.org

Radiation plume will reach California by Friday

(www.Borganic.org) The New York Times report that a radiation plume will reach California by Friday has a lot of people asking us for more information about what to do. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/s...) Fortunately, the amount of radiation that would actually fall on California (or Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, etc.) is currently very small. Too small to pose a serious health risk for right now.

The time to get really concerned is if -- and only if -- the Fukushima reactors suffer a fuel rod "meltdown" event which would release a massive amount of radiation into the atmosphere. The United Nations has calculated that such an event would send a cloud of very powerful radiation headed eastward, arriving on the shores of the United States and Canada within 2-3 days after the meltdown, depending on wind patterns.

Importantly, this will give you some time to take action should such an event occur. The next 24 - 48 hours are crucial in Japan's effort to stop the nuclear fuel rod meltdown. It is entirely unknown whether Japan can succeed in stopping it. The situation remains dire.

Important action items to take right now

If you live in the western states or provinces of North America, it is extremely important to be prepared by taking the following actions RIGHT NOW:

1) Fuel up your vehicle(s) and be ready to hit the road for a possible evacuation (or hunker down if you're out in the country and feel like you would be safer there).

2) If you plan to stay put, go to the hardware store TODAY and buy large amounts of plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal up your windows and doors. This will help protect you from radioactive fallout. You will also need to store water, food, and all the usual emergency supplies because outside help probably won't be available.

3) If you plan to evacuate, have a "Go Bag" ready to go at a moment's notice. This go bag should include a water filter, emergency radio, flashlight, duct tape, emergency knife, spare cash, whatever medical supplies you might need, extra food and water, spare fuel cans and so on. Have it ready now in case you need it.

4) Significantly increase your intake of iodine-containing foods and superfoods starting right now: Seaweeds are a great source. We've listed our entire inventory of what we have available at our store (http://www.naturalnews.com/031730_i...), but I would actually prefer you to go out and get this locally TODAY at your local health food stores, where possible. You may not have time to wait on a UPS delivery. Fortunately, our store ships from Ojai, California, meaning that if you order foods from us today that are in stock, and you're in California, you could receive them very, very quickly (within 1-2 business days).

5) If you have potassium iodide pills (radiation pills), don't take them yet. Keep them ready to take if and only if a meltdown event occurs and a massive dose of radiation has been released into the atmosphere.

6) Have a plan for you and your family. Where will you meet if you need to evacuate? Don't count on cell phones working. Have a plan of where to go, how to get there and how to survive once you get there.

Why you probably won't be told the truth on all this by "official" sources

Hopefully none of this will be necessary. If they can stop the meltdown at Fukushima, there is virtually no real radiation risk in North America. That's the outcome we're all hoping and praying for.

But if a meltdown takes place, it is almost certain that strong winds will push a massive radiation cloud right into North America within a matter of days, potentially dropping an extremely dangerous quantity of radioactive material on California or other regions. That's the scenario that we all need to be prepared to guard against.

Do not rely on your government to tell you the truth about what's happening. Governments are in the business of "preventing panic" by withholding information you need to know. Governments believe that if too many people know the truth, it might start a panic, and even more people could die in the panic than from the event itself. They may actually be correct at some level on that, but I believe that people have a right to know what's really going on. And the sober, shocking truth of the matter is that as of right now, our world is facing an unprecedented nuclear meltdown event that could dwarf the Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986. We're talking about as many as 600,000 spent fuel rods which are now threatened by fires and loss of cooling fluids. This is not a set of circumstances to be taken lightly.

I urge all NaturalNews readers to take this seriously. Get prepared now. Get your go bag ready just in case. Start boosting your natural iodine intake TODAY. Be ready to head out of Dodge if you're in a geographic area that could be impacted. And then watch the news on this to stay informed (and read NaturalNews for an honest analysis of the situation).

The sad realities of the evacuation of large cities

Another thing: If a meltdown does occur and an evacuation is announced for parts of the west coast of North America, you will need to be one of the first to head out if you expect to get out at all. The highways around Los Angeles in particular do not have the capacity to handle a mass evacuation. They barely have the capacity to handle rush hour! Imagine what happens if half the people in L.A. try to leave all at the same time... that will be a week-long traffic jam, and people will run out of gas on the highways, abandon their vehicles, and make the highways impassable.

I don't mean to paint this as a worst-case scenario, but I'm trying to give you an accurate description of what might realistically happen if a radiation cloud is headed toward LA and an evacuation effort is announced. If you aren't out of LA by the time the government announces an evacuation, you're probably too late.

By the way, this is actually a good time to own a Prius because a Prius can idle without the engine running and use virtually no gas. A Prius is a great getaway vehicle for jammed evacuation highways where traffic is barely moving. Of course, if you had a Hummer, you could probably just off-road it and bypass all the stalled traffic, but that's a debate for another time...

Be safe and be smart about all this. Think ahead. Get real about what might unfold if a meltdown occurs. This is a time to interrupt your regularly-scheduled programming and start thinking seriously about what you can do to protect yourself and your family. It's better to be prepared than to be caught by the unexpected.

We are lucky in one sense right now because we have forewarning of all this. There is time right now to take preparedness steps to deal with a meltdown event should one occur. I strongly advise all NaturalNews readers to use this time wisely and get squared away for what might be coming.

Just in case, you see. Most of the time, when I preach preparedness, I do so in the context of just getting prepared for "the unexpected." But today, we have the expected! We know Fukushima is about to melt down. We know the winds will carry the radiation to North America. We know that evacuation of major U.S. cities in 48 hours is virtually impossible. And we also know that the supply inventories of certain preparedness items are strictly limited, meaning that not everybody who wants emergency supplies will be able to get them. These are the sobering realities of emergencies in our modern, high-population-density world.

Watch NaturalNews.com for more updates throughout the day. We'll be posting stories at an increased frequency during this Fukushima catastrophe to help bring people information more rapidly.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031731_radiation_preparedness.html#ixzz1GsFcBXXN

By Mike Adams

News from www.borganic.org

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The standard dose for potassium iodide during radiation emergencies

(www.Borganic.org) It is an especially important moment for parents around the world to sit up and take notice of what they will need to do to protect their children against the toxicities that are threatening them from many sources. Now we have a nuclear energy plant with four reactors going completely out of control and medical and health officials are out to lunch. They have no idea about chemical, heavy metal and radiation toxicities believing idiotically as they do, that low levels are safe when we know perfectly well, through hard science, that that is not the case. With the disaster in Japan getting worse by the day parents all over the northern hemisphere need to going rush to get iodine into their medical cabinets right now.

After testing over 500 patients, I found that 94.7 percent of my patients are deficient in inorganic iodine. - Dr. David Brownstein

Clearly we are just at the beginning of this disaster and very far from its end, and already it is unprecedented in scope. "If this accident stops right now it will already be one of the three worst accidents we have ever had at a nuclear power plant in the history of nuclear power," said Joseph Cirincione, an expert on nuclear materials and president of the U.S.-based Ploughshares Fund, a firm involved in security and peace funding.

There is absolutely zero chance that this disaster in progress is going to stop now or any time soon, so precautions need to be taken right away by every citizen in the northern hemisphere that is downwind and on the track of the jet stream that will quickly carry radioactive materials first to North America then to Europe and beyond to Russia. This is all going to be much worse than people want to believe, so rush to get your iodine right now! Get your hands on whatever you can for in a few days there will be no iodine to have of any type.

First part of Interview with Dr. Mark Sircus and Dr. David Brownstein

Second half of Interview

Dr. Brownstein writes, "If there is enough inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in our bodies, the radioactive fallout has nowhere to bind in our bodies. It will pass through us, leaving our bodies unharmed. It is important to ensure that we have adequate iodine levels BEFORE this fallout hits." There is some very important information about iodine below not being presented by the government or press. This is an IMVA Emergency Alert and we will be updating this document in the days and weeks ahead so check back to the IMVA blog for the most current form.

Think again, think seven times again before you leap and start construction of new nuclear power plants. - Mikhail Gorbachev
June 2006


Though the United States, Canadian and European governments are not warning their citizens of the dangers that will drop down on them from the jet stream, this following video does a good visual job of showing what areas will be most affected. With the true size of the catastrophe starting to take shape populations downwind across the entire northern hemisphere had better start becoming concerned enough to secure supplies of iodine to protect themselves from one large part of the radioactive dangers.

Video about jetstream carrying radiation from Japan to North America.

Humans tolerate large doses of iodine so the very high dosages recommended for protection for radioactive iodine are not usually a problem except for those who already have serious problems with their thyroids, which is quite a lot of people considering how many are deficient in this vital nutrient. The government's recommendation of a onetime pulse dose might perhaps be appropriate when confronted with a nuclear blast but for chronic long term exposure, which is suggested with what is in progress in Japan, calls for different formula and dosages through time.

Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, "The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally between 12.5 mg and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine daily and a year to achieve that while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily.

If radiation threatens, it behooves people to start taking the highest dosages tolerable to protect not only their thyroids but also all the glandular tissues as well. Iodine protects the thyroid, breasts, prostate and ovary glands as well as other tissues in the body from radiation if present in sufficient quantities.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031715_iodine_radiation.html#ixzz1GmHhazGz

When treating life-threatening diseases we do not have months to fool around with low dosages. We need to zoom up iodine levels quickly. And we need to get it concentrated to certain tissues or organs. Just to give you an idea of how high iodine dosages have been taken we have to revisit the 1930s when iodine was still a universal medicine present in the U.S. Pharmacopeia and used at much higher dosages than anyone even dreams of using today.

The usual dose for treatment back then was 300 mgs (46 drops of full strength Lugol's) to 1 gm (1000 mg, 154 drops). It is very important to realize that today's Lugol's is not universally the same as it was because of new federal legal requirements about concentration levels. The best company offers Lugol's at varying concentration levels.

Potassium iodide (also called KI) is a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine. Stable iodine is an important chemical needed by the body to make thyroid hormones. Following a radiological or nuclear event, radioactive iodine may be released into the air and then breathed into the lungs of any being breathing that air. Radioactive iodine may also contaminate the local food supply and get into the body through food or drink. In the case of internal contamination with radioactive iodine, the thyroid gland quickly absorbs this chemical. Radioactive iodine absorbed by the thyroid can then injure the gland. Because non-radioactive iodine acts to block radioactive iodine from being taken into the thyroid gland, it can help protect this gland from injury.

There will be little or no time to consult doctors and other health care practitioners to get the proper dosage. The standard dose for potassium iodide during radiation emergencies: For infants, babies and children, KI is administered for exposure of 5 centigrays (cGy) or more. For birth through 1 month, 16 mg can be administered; for 1 month through 3 years, 32 mg can be administered; for 3-12 years, 65 mg can be administered; for adolescents ages 12-18 years, 65 mg can be administered (or up to 120 mg if the adolescent is approaching adult size).

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031715_iodine_radiation.html#ixzz1GmHl5JEl

Nascent Iodine

Nascent iodine, though more expensive, actually tastes and feels good while going down and is gentle enough to give to children, who do not seem to complain about its taste. My recommendation would be to use the Nascent Iodine in high dosages to both saturate the thyroid (which makes it less vulnerable to chemical and radioactive attack) while it will also knock out any contaminants already absorbed. Nascent iodine contains approximately 400 mcg per drop so 10 drops is 4 mg and 100 drops is only 40 so it's safe to take much higher dosages than is suggested on the bottle. In fact one has to completely ignore the suggested dosages on the bottle and take some of the information below as ones guidance for dealing with threatening radiation dropping down out of the clouds that are moving along with the jet stream.

One hundred drops a day is a strong dose, but when treating life threatening diseases it would not be unheard of to use upward of 200 drops a day in divided doses, but if you get your iodine on the day the news is sounding the radiation alarm I would jump right to 100 drops or 50 drops in divided dosages for children. It is my belief that the Nascent atomic form is much more efficient than the molecular form meaning you would need less but when confronted with a cloud of radiation one wants to work beyond the speculative. Again the government is recommending a onetime dosage, which makes sense if there is no time to address iodine deficiencies.

It normal conditions it is important to remember that one should not shoot straight up to these dosage levels; rather, start at low dosages and monitor for detoxification reactions, which will be less if sodium bicarbonate and other substances are used in conjunction with it. But in emergencies involving radiation we have not the luxury of time so one has to thrust iodine levels up sharply in burst dosages.

Dr. Brownstein said he was using 200-300 mg with his prostate and breast cancer patients, and those who have metastases needing the highest dosages. He also uses both Lugol's and Nascent reserving the Nascent for his more sensitive patients. There is also the tablet form of varying dosages (Iodoral), which is used by more than several of the iodine doctors I know.

Iodine is needed in microgram amounts for the thyroid, milligram amounts for breast and other tissues, and can be used therapeutically in gram amounts - Dr. David Miller

Potassium iodide can be found in many health food stores. Combinations of iodide/iodine can be obtained from holistic physicians. Iodoral, Iodozyme HP, and Lugol's solution are examples of this form of iodine. I prefer the Nascent iodine, especially for children, because it is gentler on the system being that it is in the atomic form making it easy for the body to convert it into the needed forms -- iodide and iodine.

These onetime high pulse dosages of potassium iodine are necessary during an emergency but they do not come without some risk of side effects, which include: severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue), black, tarry stools, confusion, fever, irregular heartbeat, metallic taste in the mouth, mouth sores, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, skin rash, stomach pains, swelling in the neck or throat, unusual tiredness, weakness.

Endocrinologic side effects have included both hyper- and hypothyroidism. By inhibiting the release of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland, iodide can cause goiter and hypothyroidism. This has been called the Wolff-Chaikoff effect, occurring in approximately four percent of patients and may be more likely in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Iodide may induce hyperthyroidism, called the Jod-Basedow effect, when given to patients with preexisting iodide deficiency or autonomous, "hot" thyroid nodules. Iodide can cause parotid gland swelling.

Usually, side effects of potassium iodide happen when people take higher doses for a long time but they can occur from taking the government's recommended onetime pulse dose. The standard warning from the mainstream is that "we should be careful not to take more than the recommended dose or take it for longer than you are told," which is only once. "Side effects are unlikely because of the low dose and the short time you will be taking the drug." This is not good advice at all since too-low dosages will not protect one from the radioactive iodine fallout and the short time of application is absolutely out of the question when the fallout will be continuous, as it will be because of the continuous venting of radioactive materials into the atmosphere at the crippled Japanese reactor sites.

When faced with a radioactive cloud it is absolutely imperative that you take iodine, whatever iodine you can get your hands on. If the only iodine available is topical iodine that is not suitable for oral use then you should paint your body and your children's bodies with it. Few people have ready access to the Nascent iodine so will not enjoy its ease of application in repeated measured dosages that are more gentle to the system, thus yielding fewer side effects. Because Nascent is in the atomic form (I1), it is absorbed faster and that can also be advantageous in emergency situations. Its only downside is the expense of having to use so much of it.

Don't Trust Governments Recommendations


Dr. John W. Gofman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology in the University of California at Berkeley, has written extensively about the effort to belittle the menace of low-level radiation. People associated with the nuclear and medical industries assert falsely, "there is no evidence that exposure to low-dose radiation causes any cancer -- the risk is only theoretical," or "the risk is utterly negligible," or "the accidental exposures were below the safe level," and even "there is reasonably good evidence that exposure to low-dose radiation is beneficial and lowers the cancer rate." By any reasonable standard of scientific proof, the weight of the human evidence shows decisively that cancer is inducible by ionizing radiation even at the lowest possible dose and dose-rate -- which means that the risk is never theoretical.

Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling described this process as follows: "The rays of high-energy radiation are like little bullets that shoot through the body. They tear electrons away from molecules and through subsequent reactions of the molecular ions that are formed, the molecules may be broken in two, some atoms may be torn away from them, some new molecules may be formed. The dose of 500 roentgens that usually leads to death by acute radiation sickness causes about 500,000 changed molecules to be formed in each cell. If any of the special molecules [that control the process by which the cell divides] happen to be damaged by a single little bullet of radiation from a single radioactive atom, it may be changed in such a way as to cause the cell to divide much more rapidly than the other cells. This cell may then produce a colony of rapidly dividing cells, which in the course of time would outnumber the normal cells of that type. Then the human being may die from cancer -- perhaps leukemia, bone cancer, some other kind of cancer -- caused by the single radioactive atom that produced the single little bullet of radiation."

Radioactive materials, plutonium in particular, affect the deepest level of the human being -- bone marrow, DNA, genetic structure, inner organs and the deepest of emotions. The message is clear. We have created a horrific heritage. - Jeremy Sherr

Iodine will do nothing to protect a person from uranium, cesium or plutonium radiation exposure so one has to turn to my full protocol and especially to eating clay and clay baths to try to remove these other particles as fast as possible.

Updated video about jetstream carrying radiation from Japan to North America.

For the governments perspective on potassium iodide please go to the CDC site.

About the author:
About the author:
Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) http://www.imva.info/.

Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.

He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on his web site. Humane Pediatrics will be an e-book available early in 2011 and then quickly as possible put into print.

Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites.

He has recently released a number of e-books including Winning the War Against Cancer, Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care and Bringing Back the Universal Medicine: IODINE.

Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and seawater.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions. His second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy will be out shortly. In addition he writes critically about the political and financial crises occurring around us.

International Medical Veritas Association: http://www.imva.info/
http://publications.imva.info/

Share/Bookmark

Health Tips

Antidepressant Herbs | St. John's wort, Ginkgo, Lavender

Ginger | Dispel stagnancy and congestion.




Juice of the week Recipe

Immune system body booster Juice Recipes

Food And Flowers Without Chemicals!

News you will never hear.

In the foreword to his 1986 book If I Were an Animal, Prince Philip wrote, “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus | Hippocrates The father of western medicine said "Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food"

Expose the globalist depopulation plan