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Bionic Burgers or Chemically altered frankenfood? How Long can a McDonald's Hamburger last without decaying? You'll never guess.
September 13, 2010
May 27, 2010
May 5, 2009
The Politics of Fear. Swine Flu Panic.
Listen to this recorded phone call with the manufacturer of the flu vaccine (it's a bit more honest than the flu vaccine marketing ads).
Just a quick note: I personally got the flu vaccine only one time in my whole life (when I was around 30 years old), and about two weeks later got the absolute worst flu of my entire life.
Get the truth about the Swine Flu
For years alternative health practitioners and many researchers and sensible dentists have recognized the massive denial of the American Dental Association regarding mercury toxicity from fillings. This is a monumental step forward in reporting the truth. Watch this shocking video by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, revealing the truth about mercury vapor in your mouth:
Learn more about the latest Toxin Alerts to keep yourself and your family healthy
Incense is Psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony
Bethesda, MD—Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. In a new study appearing online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), an international team of scientists, including researchers from the United States and Israel, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses.
“In spite of information stemming from ancient texts, constituents of Bosweilla had not been investigated for psychoactivity,” said Raphael Mechoulam, one of the research study’s co-authors. “We found that incensole acetate, a Boswellia resin constituent, when tested in mice lowers anxiety and causes antidepressive-like behavior. Apparently, most present day worshipers assume that incense burning has only a symbolic meaning.”
To determine incense’s psychoactive effects, the researchers administered incensole acetate to mice. They found that the compound significantly affected areas in brain areas known to be involved in emotions as well as in nerve circuits that are affected by current anxiety and depression drugs. Specifically, incensole acetate activated a protein called TRPV3, which is present in mammalian brains and also known to play a role in the perception of warmth of the skin. When mice bred without this protein were exposed to incensole acetate, the compound had no effect on their brains.
“Perhaps Marx wasn’t too wrong when he called religion the opium of the people: morphine comes from poppies, cannabinoids from marijuana, and LSD from mushrooms; each of these has been used in one or another religious ceremony.” said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. “Studies of how those psychoactive drugs work have helped us understand modern neurobiology. The discovery of how incensole acetate, purified from frankincense, works on specific targets in the brain should also help us understand diseases of the nervous system. This study also provides a biological explanation for millennia-old spiritual practices that have persisted across time, distance, culture, language, and religion—burning incense really does make you feel warm and tingly all over!”
According to the National Institutes of Health, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people ages 15–44, affecting approximately 14.8 million American adults. A less severe form of depression, dysthymic disorder, affects approximately 3.3 million American adults. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults, and frequently co-occur with depressive disorders.
The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) is published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and is consistently ranked among the top three biology journals worldwide by the Institute for Scientific Information. FASEB comprises 21 nonprofit societies with more than 80,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. FASEB advances biological science through collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education and lead to improvements in human health.
Article details: Incensole acetate, an incense component, elicits psychoactivity by activating TRPV3 channels in the brain. Arieh Moussaieff, Neta Rimmerman, Tatiana Bregman, Alex Straiker, Christian C. Felder, Shai Shoham, Yoel Kashman, Susan M. Huang, Hyosang Lee, Esther Shohami, Ken Mackie, Michael J. Caterina, J. Michael Walker, Ester Fride, and Raphael Mechoulam. Published online before print May 20, 2008 as doi: 10.1096/fj.07-101865.
Forget the fads and the soy burgers and learn the value of a natural human diet!
My family and I (including young kids) have been drinking raw milk for a few years now. Raw cow's milk is a completely different substance than the lifeless, boiled milk substance that fills your local market's shelves. In the not too distant past, and still in much of the world, drinking milk right from the cow sustains generations. Our American culture has become fanatically fearful in their mission to protect us against every last germ, and in so doing has placed us and our immune systems in great harm.
Remember the fundamental truth:
Subject: ORGANIC PASTURES DAIRY -BREAKING NEWS: RAW MILK PREVENTS ASTHMA!!!!!!!!Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 08:16:02 -0700
A study of 14,893 children in Europe finds that consumption of Raw Milkprotects against Asthma and Allergies.
( Parsifal study Waser et al. Clinical and Experimental Allergy.37 661-670May 2007)
This research study adds tremendous weight to the "hygiene hypothesis".Confirming that whole foods, a broad range of good bacteria and enzymes areessential to our health and immune systems function. Contrarily, those that live lives that avoid bacteria and eat processed foods become ill.
Delicious raw milk and raw dairy products which are naturally extremely pro-biotic ( 800 times more than yogurt ) provide these missing essential bacteria and enzymes.
As America embraces antibiotics, sterilized and preserved foods in an attempt to avoid disease i.e.."terrorization and fear of bacteria," our immune systems are failing at epidemic proportions.
Cultures that embrace a whole food diet simply do not have the diseases found rampant in the USA .
Consumers in California have discovered raw milk and the health it brings. Now it is official, Raw Milk brings healing and prevents Asthma. Something we have known from consumer testimonials for years but until now was unproven.
As far as raw milk safety is concerned, when cows are grazed naturally on green pastures, the raw milk they produce is extremely safe. The safety record of organic raw milk sold at retail in California stores is now 50 million servings to zero pathogens detected over seven years of intensive testing. Advanced testing now permits safety never imagined before. Heal your Asthma naturally with raw milk and put away the drugs.
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Raw Milk is available in California at 300 stores and cooperatives.
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Raw Milk Is Under Attack!
Raw Milk is under attack! Repeatedly vicious attacks by the FDA have threatened California's Raw Milk Dairies with prosecution and closure, in an illegal, unethical and undemocratic manner. Disregarding the thousands of dedicated raw milk consumers who have found raw milk to be a core health sustaining food for their families -- the FDA has tried to bypass any public debate on the question of raw milk, and has repeatedly tried to discredit and slander these dairies.
At the forefront of this fight to save raw milk, and our right to choose clean, healthy, organic and natural food as consumers -- is Organic Pastures dairy. Their methods of production far exceed the average dairy, with pasture-fed cows, that are actually milked (and the milk immediately refrigerated) in the field.
The fight to save raw milk is vital, as it is the battleground on which our human rights for life, liberty -- and healthy food -- will be fought. The FDA website makes false, biased, and damaging claims against raw milk as a safe and healthy food source, despite a great deal of evidence to the contrary.
For more detailed information on this ongoing fight, visit: Organic Pastures.
Raw Milk Dairy owner Mark McAffee explains why raw milk is superior to pasturized milk: