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Monday, November 26, 2012

Five essential steps toward having a healthier, greener household organic

www.newscaller.com |  The one place where you can exercise some control over your environment is inside your home or apartment. There’s little that can be done to directly eliminate vehicular exhaust, factory or refinery pollution, radiation, chemtrails, and whatever else is being done do destroy the planet and us.
Whatever amount of time we spend indoors should be as clean and chemical free as possible. Even toxic chemical fumes we don’t contact physically or consume can leak into your indoor air. There are several ways to create a healthy, green home environment.

Five steps toward a healthy and green household

(1) The first is the easiest. Throw out those toxic commercial non-biodegradable cleansers and detergents and replace them with non-toxic and biodegradable brands, such as 7th Generation. Borax is also safe for indoor use and laundry. There are several from which to choose at health food and Target stores.
Need or want to go cheaply? Use baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) and vinegar for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. Vinegar water and a dash of biodegradable detergent can be used on bare floors and walls.
If you can find it, BonAmi is a natural bathroom/kitchen cleanser that is safe, effective, and even cheaper than the commercial stuff. They don’t advertise, but it’s been around for a long time.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Are mobile phones hazardous to your health?

(www.newscaller.com)  It’s one of the most contentious debate in tech — are mobile phones hazardous to your health?
At issue is whether the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones is dangerous and even cancer-causing. The verdict is not in, and there are conflicting scientific signals about the long-term risks to mobile-phone users.

But with more than 5 billion people using cellphones worldwide, the answer to the medical and scientific conundrum has global ramifications.

“It’s unimaginable today that people will give up cellphones,” said Lloyd Morgan, a retired Silicon Valley electrical engineer who is a senior research fellow with the Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit that researches potential hazards of using mobile phones. His group advocates taking steps to protect against radiation from mobile phones.

“I don’t think you have to give up cellphones,” he said. “But people have to be educated.”
Recent studies about potential dangers from mobile-phone radiation can be puzzling if not disconcerting to consumers.

The Food and Drug Administration says that scientific data so far shows no increased health risks from the use of mobile phones. Last year, a study that looked at more than 300,000 cellphone-using Danes found no evidence that using the device increased their risk of developing a brain tumor. But the World Health Organization, after initially assuring the public that there was no

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Best November Organic superfoods to prepare your body for winter

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Well here we are again, preparing for the holidays and all those big meals, get-togethers, and parties that will kick off in earnest this Thanksgiving Thursday, the 22nd of November.In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving feast, there comes the Christmas dinner and more food and beverages at office parties and family get-togethers.
 This is a period of food and drink indulgences for many of us. But if you have any control over what’s served, you can choose some actual superfoods that are also appropriate for the holiday season.
Actually, most of the foods listed here are appropriate for Fall and Winter outside the holidays.

Winter holiday food focus

Cranberries and cranberry chutney or sauce with coconut sugar are perfect superfood side dishes for the holidays. Cranberries are known for their ability to combat urinary tract infections. But there’s more. They are second to blueberries in antioxidant capacity.

Cranberries contain vitamin C. They also contain phytonutrients that prevent pathogens from adhering to internal organs. There is ongoing research on potential anti-cancer attributes as well. Be generous with cranberry servings, but sweeten moderately with coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup.
Sweet potatoes are very high in beta-carotene and soluble fiber, the kind that creates a gentle intestinal gel and is unlikely to provoke an IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) episode. They qualify as a superfood because they’re nutrient dense.

Regardless of the name sweet potato, they also have a low glycemic index (GI), so you’re safe from that glucose high and crash, and a small serving may not be harmful for most diabetes concerns. Yams also are part of the sweet potato family.
They can be peeled, sliced, then boiled and mashed. Add butter, squeeze in half a lemon, and drizzle a little maple syrup. Top off with some pecan pieces. Absolute yum with high nutrition.
Try mixing a lot of sauteed mushrooms and walnut pieces into your stuffing. Mushrooms are high in beta-glucan, another soluble fiber with powerful immune enhancing potential. Walnuts are one of the best sources of Omega-3.

Holiday desserts could be topped off with lots of cinnamon, or place cinnamon sticks into hot chocolate or warm apple cider. Cinnamon has demonstrated anti-cancer properties and also helps maintain proper blood sugar levels.
Consider adding ground cacao into some desserts or beverages. Cacao has the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of all foods, making it a killer antioxidant.
Put a few dark or semi-sweet chocolates out for nibbles. The cacao content should be at least 70 percent to include antioxidant and heart health benefits. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

Place them conspicuously with Brazil nuts, which are very high in selenium, a cancer preventative trace mineral. Nuts and chocolate are tasty together.
Butternut squash is similar to pumpkin, but less unwieldy and more nutritious. It is appropriate for holiday servings, and it’s also rich in phytonutrients, vitamin A, B vitamins, and minerals, especially potassium.
You can prepare it pretty much like yams or sweet potatoes.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Magnesium reduces the risk of colon and pancreatic cancers in latest studies

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The role of magnesium in cancer is quickly gaining interest among researchers because of recent studies showing protective effects against multiple cancers. The most recent studies have shown that every additional 100 mg of magnesium daily may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent, and of pancreatic cancer by 21 percent.

New dual-study from the Netherlands on colon cancer

The latest study on colon cancer was carried out in two portions, each using dietary questionnaires to assess participants’ daily magnesium intakes. The first was a case-control study on over 1,500 people (768 cases and 709 control subjects), which showed that every extra 100 mg of daily magnesium intake led to a 19 percent risk reduction in colorectal adenomas. However, this result was only statistically significant for those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater, or for those at least 55 years old, or for the case of advanced adenomas. This is still highly relevant to Americans of all ages; however, since the average American adult’s BMI is 28.4 for both men and women.
The second part of the study was a meta-analysis which combined the data of several past similar studies with the above new study, and this showed the protective effects of magnesium to be even more impressive. For the general population, every additional 100 mg/day of magnesium reduced the risk of colorectal adenomas by 13 percent, and reduced the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent. Importantly, the data showed both cases to be linear relationships, which means greater intakes of magnesium are assumed to offer proportionally higher levels of protection.

The EPIC Cohort study on pancreatic cancer

The most recent study on magnesium for pancreatic cancer was the EPIC Cohort from Europe, which included 142,203 men and 334,999 women with an average 11.3 year follow-up. Stratified analysis showed that every 100 mg/day increase in dietary magnesium reduced the risk of pancreatic cancer by 21 percent for those with a BMI of 25 or greater. Importantly, these results closely echoed the outcome of an earlier study from the UK (done on men only), which showed that men with the highest magnesium intakes (423 mg/day) had a 33 percent lower risk of pancreatic cancer than those with the lowest levels (281 mg/day). Again, this risk reduction was only valid and statistically significant for men with a BMI of 25 or greater. A 14 percent risk reduction was seen for the general male population (highest to lowest quintile of magnesium intakes) but the effect was not statistically significant.

The role of magnesium in cancer

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cancer Drug treatment companies stop producing chemo drug Fluorouracil due to lack of profit

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Cancer experts have warned of a ‘frightening’ crisis as
pharmaceutical companies abandon production of one of the most widely used chemotherapy drugs because it is not profitable enough.
 Fluorouracil – also known as 5-FU – is one of the most frequently used components in chemo combinations used to treat bowel and breast cancer in the UK and worldwide.
But cancer specialists in Germany have warned that the drug has become increasingly difficult to obtain as producers turn to newer, more profitable Treatments.
‘The situation is starting to frighten us,’ said Thorsten Hoppe-Tichy, head of the pharmacy at Heidelberg university hospital.

Pharmaceutical companies say the drug has become too cheap for them to make a profit on.
One German-based former producer Medac admitted: ‘The production of 5-FU is not profitable for us.’
Cancer specialist Dr Wolf-Dieter Ludwig – chairman of the drugs section of the German Medical Association – said: ‘It is only a question of time until we run into serious problems.’

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Outrageous false claim: Frankenscientists say purple medicinal ‘GMO’ tomatoes can beat cancer

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Forget spirulina, pomegranates, blueberries, and the host of other natural “superfoods” with incredible nutritive and healing powers — the biotechnology industry has developed a new purple “Frankentomato” that it claims can single-handedly halt inflammation, stop plaque buildup in arteries, and even cure cancer! An outrageous new propaganda campaign currently making the rounds in the mainstream media, and headed by researchers with a vested interest in seeing the new mutant tomato succeed, claims that genetically-modified (GM) tomatoes are key to eliminating heart disease globally, even though there are already plenty of nature-made fruits and vegetables, including other varieties of tomatoes, that naturally perform this and many other medicinal functions.

This latest affront to natural food comes out of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where Dr. Alan Fogelman, Executive Chair of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit, recently led a team of researchers in conducting a shoddy, deceptive study that just so happened to arrive at glowing conclusions concerning the team’s prized GM tomato. According to the study, which was presented at the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, adding a little bit of GM tomato extract to rats’ diets, which were said to be mostly composed of “Western-style, high-fat, calorie-packed” foods, helped them to experience “significantly lower blood levels of inflammation.”

But the trial, as pointed out by GMWatch.org, was small, poorly conducted, and was neither peer-reviewed nor published in an actual scientific journal. And yet mainstream media coverage of the study has been relentlessly forgiving of these blatant flaws, with popular news sources parading around ridiculous headlines like “Purple tomato can beat cancer,” and “How my purple tomato could save your life,” which falsely imply that this untested mutant food is somehow a proven cure for whatever heart condition or disease that might be ailing you — snake oil anyone?

“A mice trial like this cannot necessarily be extrapolated to the choices that human beings make, in terms of the foods that they eat,” noted Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, about the study’s laughable findings. “Based on this trial alone in mice, ‘medicinal’ genetically-engineered foods are not the do-it-yourself pharmacies of the future. A smarter, old-fashioned choice would be simply to eat more healthily.”

There are already plenty of non-GMO crops with enhanced nutrient profiles

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Calcium deficiency causes bone fractures, kidney stones

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 Not enough calcium in their diet can increase the risk in women of a hormone condition that causes bone fractures and kidney stones, according to scientists.
The condition, primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), can affect one in 800 people during their lifetime, but it’s occurrence is most common in post-menopausal women, said researchers, who wrote about their findings in the British Medical Journal. The research team suggested that increasing calcium intake cuts the risk of developing the disease.

“Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia and the third most common endocrine disorder, with 100,000 new cases in the United States each year,” said the team of Dr. Julie Paik, Dr. Gary Curhan and Dr. Eric Taylor, of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Boston’s Harvard Medical School wrote, noting that as many as two percent of post-menopausal women could have the condition.
Hypercalcemia is defined as “too much calcium in the blood,” according to the National Institutes of Health. Dietary guidelines call for adults to consume around 700 mg of calcium daily.
44 percent reduced risk

Calcium is readily available in milk and other dairy products, nuts and fish such as sardines and pilchards (where the bones are also eaten), and in oral supplements. But taking too much could cause stomach pains and diarrhea, say doctors and dieticians.
Researchers say PHPT is caused by overactive parathyroid glands that secrete too much parathyroid hormone.

In addition to bone and kidney problems, there are also suggestions that PHPT is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
The team examined 58,300 women who were taking part in a much broader, ongoing piece of research called the Nurses’ Health Study, the BBC reported. All of the women were between the ages of 39 and 66 in 1986, when the study launched. None had a history of PHPT.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Eating mindfully is a key tool in treating Type II diabetes naturally

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A new study from Ohio State University found that eating mindfully – consuming food in response to physical cues of hunger and fullness – is as effective as sticking to nutrition-based guidelines to reduce both weight and blood sugar levels in adults with Type II diabetes.

Researchers said that in a comparison study of the effectiveness of those two types of interventions, participants lost similar amounts of weight – an average of between 3.5 and six pounds – as well as lowered their long-term blood sugar levels significantly after three months.

Scientists said one group followed an established diabetes self-management education program, where nutrition was strongly emphasized. The second group, meanwhile, was trained in mindful meditation and a mindful approach to selecting and eating foods. Both interventions, which featured group meetings each week, also recommended physical activity.
‘Take a few minutes to assess how hungry you are…’

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Friday, November 16, 2012

13 died after taking 5-Hour Energy shots; FDA investigating

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of 13 deaths of people who took so-called “energy shots” marketed as 5-Hour Energy.
The agency says it has received 92 reports about the product, including 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. In a statement, FDA officials say they will take action if they can link the deaths to consumption of the energy drinks.
 Such action could include forcing the company to take the drinks, often found at convenience store checkout counters, off the market.
The FDA cautions consumers that products labeled “energy shots”

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

City of Orlando threatens man who planted a front yard vegetable garden

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In a bid to perpetuate a growing culture of dependency, authorities in Orlando, Fla., are trying to force a resident to dig up a vegetable garden he planted in his front yard, saying the plot of produce is a violation of city ordinances.
According to local reports, Jason Helvingston, who planted a 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated garden of radishes, wax beans, kale and other veggies, is so far defying the city, saying he doesn’t see any problem in trying to grow his own food. Nevertheless, city officials have given him a deadline to dig up the garden, or suffer the consequences.
“I said, ‘You’ll take my house before you take my vegetable garden,’” he told WKMG. “There’s nothing wrong here, there’s nothing poisonous here. This is a sustainable plot of land.”
The TV station reported that city code requires any ground cover to be planted in such a way that it gives off a finished appearance. The city says that is so neighborhood lawns appear clean and inviting, so as to preserve property values.

by: J. D. Heyes

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Top four therapeutic herbs for sciatic pain

(borganic.org) Sciatic pain, or sciatica, occurs off and on with many people. Sometimes it’s mistaken for lower back pain or leg cramps. When it does, the tendency is to stay in bed and gulp down some ibuprofen or other OTC (over the counter) pharmaceutical.

But sciatica is a symptom of another problem that is pinching or creating pressure on the sciatic nerve. It’s not a diagnosed condition itself. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body. It runs down each leg from the lower spine all the way to the feet, providing movement, feeling, and strength to either leg.
Sciatica symptoms can include sharp painful burning sensations or cramping. Sometimes there can be tingling sensations and numbness in different areas of the buttock, leg or foot. The wording is singular because usually sciatica occurs on one side or the other, not in both legs simultaneously.

Pains and sensations are felt in some positions but not others. Walking may be painless after getting through the painful positions to get up and walk.
If the condition is chronic, it’s advisable to visit a chiropractor. The nerve pinch or pressure could be coming from dislocated vertebrae or a contracted spinal canal. Surgery may be required for a severely herniated disk between vertebrae. But that’s rare.
It’s not unusual for sciatic pain to come and go with the right pain relief remedy and sufficient rest.

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Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks

www.Borganic.org) Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly diseases out there. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women -- an astounding 14,000 out of 23,000 diagnosed each year, die. Ovarian cancer tends to be aggressive and generally has very few symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Fortunately, several natural remedies have proven to be exceptionally useful in both preventing and curing this silent killer. Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and flaxseed are all remarkably effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells and tumors -- hindering proliferation and increasing survival rates dramatically.

Using food as medicine

Diet is extremely influential in preventing as well as healing ovarian cancer. Beyond consuming an abundant variety of fresh produce and limiting dairy, meat and sugar, certain foods specifically target ovarian cancer cells -- demonstrating extraordinary success in defeating this life-threatening disease.

Ginger

Ginger root is an outstanding food for annihilating ovarian cancer cells. When researchers dissolved ginger powder in a solution containing ovarian cancer cultures, the mutant cells died. Ginger destroys ovarian cancer cells in two ways. First by a process of cellular self-destruction called apoptosis then by autophagy where the cells digest themselves. Scientists at the University of Michigan found that ginger caused the same rate of apoptosis as common chemotherapy drugs yet without any side effects. Ginger root also controls inflammation which is a precursor to ovarian cancer.

Ginkgo biloba

Research has shown that the herb ginkgo biloba significantly lowers the risk of developing ovarian cancer. More than 600 women with ovarian cancer and 640 healthy control subjects were studied. The participants had a history of using either ginkgo, echinacea, St. John's wort, ginseng or chondroitin. Only those who took ginkgo supplements had lower rates of ovarian cancer -- an impressive 60 percent decrease in risk.

Green tea

Drinking a mere two cups per day of green tea can slash the risk of ovarian cancer by half. Researchers followed 61,057 women, ranging in age from 40 to 76, over the course of 15 years. For those who drank one cup of green tea daily, the risk of ovarian cancer was reduced by 24 percent while two or more cups lowered the risk by 46 percent. And for women who consumed the beverage consistently for over 30 years, ovarian cancer rates dropped by 75 percent. Scientists believe the high level of antioxidants found in green tea are responsible for the results. Not only do these powerful phytonutrients help prevent and repair DNA damage but they also hinder the growth and spread of cancer cells by increasing apoptosis.

Flaxseed

A case-control study discovered that U.S. women who had the highest intake of plant lignans also had the lowest rates of ovarian cancer. Lignans found in flaxseed are considered phytoestrogens. These compounds 'plug' into estrogen receptors, blocking stronger forms of the hormone which aggravate ovarian cancer. Flaxseed lignans also act as an antioxidant. In a surprising investigation involving flax fed chickens, researchers at the University of Illinois found that ovarian cancer was significantly reduced in hens that consumed the seed. According to professor Janice Bahr, "In hens fed flaxseed, we found that more tumors were confined to the ovary and they had less metastatic spread. This is an important finding as the metastases that accompany late-stage ovarian cancer are the main cause of death from the disease."

Sources for this article include:

"Green tea for ovarian cancer prevention and treatment: a systematic review of the in vitro, in vivo and epidemiological studies" Trudel D, Labbe DP, Bairati I, Fradet V, Bazinet L, Tetu B, Laval University Cancer Research Center, Pub Med, September 2012. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22564714

"Green tea consumption enhances survival of epithelial ovarian cancer" Zhang M, Lee AH, Binns CW, Xie X, School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, Pub Med, November 10, 2010. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15382073

"Green tea fights ovarian cancer" David Liu, PhD, Food Consumer, May 9, 2012. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.foodconsumer.org

"Ovarian cancer vitamins, supplements, herbs and natural treatment" Ray Sahelian, MD. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.raysahelian.com/ovariancancer.html

"Natural Cures for Ovarian Cancer" Thomas King. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.ehow.com/about_5480292_natural-cures-ovarian-cancer.html

"Green tea intake may reduce the risk of gynecologic cancers" Jonathan Benson, Natural News, May 8, 2012. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.naturalnews.com

"Gallons of benefits in just two cups of tea" Karen Collins, RD, NBC News. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.msnbc.msn.com

"LIgnans" Linus Pauling Institute. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/lignans/

"Flaxseed-Fed Chickens Shed Light On Ovarian Cancer" Science Daily, May 11, 2010. Retrieved on November 10, 2012 from: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100504124740.htm

"Lignans" NYU Langone Medical Center. Retrieved on November 5, 2012 from: http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21801

About the author:
Carolanne enthusiastically believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, Carolanne has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of organic living, gratefulness and joyful orientation for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.net she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people from around the world who share a similar vision.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Chia seeds are the ultimate survival food for long-term storage

(www.borganic.org) In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there's a lot of renewed interest in preparedness. One thing we all learned from the disaster is that when the power grid goes down, starvation isn't too far behind for those who have failed to store food.

It's easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just by shopping at the grocery store, of course: Canned soup, bread, peanut butter and even salted nuts are all readily available as long as you don't wait until the last days before a storm hits to buy some supplies.

But what if you're looking for food that keeps you alive during a long duration grid failure or natural disaster? What if you need to feed yourself and your family for 30 days or longer without a single trip to the grocery store? That's where you have to start thinking more strategically about storable food.

Personally, I want storable food to have the following characteristics:

1) High density nutrition: Provides a lot of nourishment while using on a small amount of shelf space.

2) Non-GMO: Throughout the storable foods industry, the vast majority of foods are loaded with TVP, GMO, MSG, yeast extract and hydrolyzed proteins. I want my storable food to be free of all that.

3) Multitude of uses: I want the food to be usable in a variety of different recipes so that it never gets boring.

4) Affordability: It needs to be affordable per ounce, so that it doesn't cost a fortune to stock up.

5) Shelf life: It needs to store for years without requiring any special attention.

6) Allergens: The food needs to be free of common allergens like gluten and soy.

7) Taste: It needs to taste good! Otherwise, who's gonna eat it?

Why chia seeds are the perfect storable survival food

1) Nutrition: Chia seeds are a very high source of omega-3s, which are linked to a wide variety of health benefits. They also contain magnesium, amino acids and a healthy assortment of minerals. They're almost like tiny vitamins.

2) Non-GMO: Chia seeds are completely non-GMO. Even better, the organic chia sold by the Natural News Store is certified USDA organic, meaning it has never been sprayed with pesticide or fungicide chemicals.

3) Multitude of uses: Chia seeds can be soaked in water and tea to make a hearty beverage, they can be sprinkled on salads and cereals, they can be blended into bread mixes and pancake mixes, and they can even be added to sauces, dressings and dips. Chia is one of the most versatile superfoods on the planet.

4) Affordability: Chia seeds are a fraction of the price of many other superfoods on an ounce-by-ounce basis. In terms of the nutrition they provide, they're one of the most affordable long-term storable superfoods yet discovered.

5) Shelf life: Chia seeds easily store for 2 - 4 years without refrigeration, and 4+ years if refrigerated. They only require a dry, cool location. Better yet, chia doesn't go rancid very quickly like flaxseed does. And if you grind chia into a chia meal, it still has a long shelf life (1 - 2 years), unlike flax meal which goes rancid in less than 90 days.

6) Allergens: Chia contains no gluten, no wheat, no corn and no soy. It is widely considered a "universal" food because nearly everyone can eat it, including family pets and farm animals.

7) Taste: Chia tastes WAY better than flaxseed! The taste is actually more "neutral" than anything else, meaning it goes extremely well with almost any recipe you can imagine: Smoothies, cereals, bake mixes, etc.

Click here to check out Organic Chia Seed at the Natural News Store.

Other astonishing benefits of chia

Chia seeds have:

• 3 times the iron of Spanish
• 5 times the calcium of milk
• 2 times the potassium of bananas
• 2 times the protein of any other seed or grain
• 3 times the antioxidant potency of blueberries

by Mike Adams

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Roundup and other pesticides directly linked to Parkinson's, neurodegenerative disorders

(www.Borganic.org) The dangers associated with pesticide exposure are much more far-reaching than previously thought, as illustrated by a shocking study recently published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology. It turns out that chronic exposure to Monsanto's Roundup formula, the active ingredient of which is glyphosate, as well as too many other common pesticides and herbicides is one of the primary environmental factors responsible for causing neurodegenerative disorders in humans.

As originally reported by Sayer Ji over at GreenMedInfo.com, the study brings to light the intricacies of how pesticide and herbicide chemicals induce cell death, which can eventually cascade into a host of chronic neurological illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. Even at levels significantly lower than the government-established safety thresholds, these persistent chemicals, which are routinely sprayed on conventional food crops and produce throughout the U.S., can cause permanent brain damage.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Parkinson's disease alone is the 14th leading cause of death in America. Figures from 2010, which are the latest available, illustrate a 4.6 percent increase in the number of deaths from Parkinson's compared to the year prior. And a 2007 report put out by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) estimates that by 2030, the number of people worldwide with Parkinson's will more than double

In this latest study, Monsanto's Roundup was determined to be a primary factor in causing neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, which is particularly interesting in light of another recent study which found that, even when diluted by a factor of 99.8 percent, Roundup chemicals are still fully capable of destroying both human cells and DNA. Together, these findings speak volumes in regards to rising disease rates, and lend solid credence to the notion that crop chemicals are a primary cause of chronic disease in today's world.

"A previously healthy 44-year-old woman presented with rigidity, slowness and resting tremor in all four limbs with no impairment of short-term memory, after sustaining long term chemical exposure to glyphosate for three years as a worker in a chemical factory," cites a 2011 case study published in the journal Parkinsonism Related Disorders about glyphosate's toxicity.

"The chemical plant produced a range of herbicides including: glyphosate, gibberellins, and dimethyl hydrogen phosphite; however, the patient worked exclusively in the glyphosate production division. She only wore basic protection such as gloves or a face mask for 50 hours each week in the plant where glyphosate vapor was generated."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com

http://naturalsociety.com

by: Jonathan Benson
 
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