Thursday, January 30, 2014

Health benefits of kissing & hugging -- And then Dr. Mercola's video of a new study showing which parts of the body are affected by our emotions

8 Health Benefits of Kissing
January 30, 2014

Imaging Technology Finally Reveals How Emotions Manifest in Your Body

January 30, 2014

Story at-a-glance

  • Every feeling you have affects some part of your body, and stress can wreak havoc on your physical health. Just because we don’t have the technology to visualize the mind-body connection doesn’t mean it’s not real
  • In a recent experiment to map emotions, researchers asked volunteers to think about one of 14 predetermined emotions, and then paint the areas of a blank silhouette that felt stimulated by that particular emotion
  • The experiment shows that emotions do tend to be felt in your body in ways that are generally consistent from one person to the next, irrespective of your age, sex, or nationality
  • Previous studies have linked stress to lowered immune system function, increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and altered brain chemistry, blood sugar levels, and hormonal balance

BVO in sodas -- and more about toxic metals in our food with another video explanation of what it does to our body organs

Flame Retardant Soda Is Safe To Drink According To FDA

New Health Ranger video explains why heavy metals are so dangerous to human health: lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury

Thursday, January 30, 2014
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(NaturalNews) I've just posted an informative new video which explains why heavy metals are so toxic to human health, with details on how each heavy metal impacts particular organs in the body.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

The video covers the toxicity of:

• Aluminum
• Arsenic
• Cadmium
• Copper
• Lead
• Mercury

In this video, you'll learn many astonishing facts about where toxic heavy metals come from, which organs they tend to target, and even how heavy metals can cause personality changes in humans.

It's true: Copper toxicity can lead to mental instability and insanity, while cadmium toxicity can lead to an aggressive, "bullying" personality with frequent outbursts of anger.

To help readers avoid heavy metals in their foods, we've begun posting food research results at, where hundreds of different foods, superfoods and nutritional products are in the process of being posted with their heavy metals composition analysis. (More results are being posted each week...)

Using this information, consumers can greatly reduce their intake of toxic heavy metals, thereby protecting their bodies from cumulative heavy metals toxicity.

Use this information to avoid metals that can harm you the most

People can also specifically seek to reduce specific metals that might target organs where they already have weakness or vulnerability. For example:

• People with kidney disease should seek to drastically reduce cadmium intake.

• People with cancer should drastically reduce arsenic intake.

• People with mental health issues should drastically reduce copper intake.

• People with cognitive disorders or depression should drastically reduce lead intake.

• People with Alzheimer's or dementia should drastically reduce aluminum intake.

Watch my full video explanation here:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Still at it with sulfuryl fluoride in the farm bill -- US Senate voting on it today

January 29, 2014

When you want to introduce a toxic fluoride pesticide into America's food supply and you don't have science, or the law, on your side, what do you do? You pay millions of dollars to lobbyists in Washington D.C. to re-write the law.

And that, unfortunately, is exactly what Dow AgroSciences has appeared to have done. Yesterday, FAN learned that Dow has successfully lobbied to have a one-paragraph provision added to the Farm Bill that will reverse the EPA's proposed decision to prohibit the use of sulfuryl fluoride on American-grown food. The Senate is expected to vote on the Bill later this afternoon. If you are as outraged as we are by this stealth effort to undermine public health for private profit, please contact your congressional representatives immediately.

Here's some background:
In January 2011, the EPA granted FAN's objections to the use of sulfuryl fluoride because Americans are already receiving too much fluoride from other sources, including water and toothpaste. As FAN (together with Environmental Working Group and Beyond Pesticides) repeatedly pointed out to EPA in submissions spanning 8 years, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA, the law governing pesticide use in the U.S.) prohibits the use of pesticides if people are already receiving unsafe levels from all aggregate sources. After reviewing the data that FAN submitted, the EPA conceded that using sulfuryl fluoride was inconsistent with the legislative mandate of the FQPA.
 After EPA announced this decision, Dow immediately went to work lobbying Congress to change the law. While FAN coordinated several letter-writing campaigns to thwart Dow's lobbying efforts, Dow appears to be on the brink of getting its way.
Please call and email your congressperson right now and tell them to 

VOTE NO on the farm bill!

With Dow and its friends in Congress jacking up the fluoride levels in the nation's food supply, it becomes more urgent than ever to end the unnecessary and outdated practice of adding fluoride to the public water supply.

For those who wish to protect themselves from this renewed assault on their lives, a good start is to buy organic wherever you can, or grow your own food if you have the space. FAN will also be investigating which corporations will be using Dow's sulfuryl fluoride so that our members will know which foods - and which corporations - to avoid.

Stuart Cooper,
Campaign Director

Fluoride Action Network

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Video of author about fast food industry research he did back in 1999...

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal: Why Does it Make You Sick / Fat / Tired / and Taste So Good? 
Published on Aug 21, 2013

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.

First serialized by Rolling Stone in 1999, the book has drawn comparisons to Upton Sinclair's classic muckraking novel The Jungle. The book was adapted into a film of the same name, directed by Richard Linklater.

The book is divided into two sections, "The American Way," which interrogates the beginnings of the Fast Food Nation within the context of post-World War II America; and "Meat and Potatoes," which examines the specific mechanizations of the fast-food industry, including the chemical flavoring of the food, the production of cattle and chickens, the working conditions of beef industry, the dangers of eating meat, and the global context of fast food as an American cultural export.

Fast Food Nation opens with discussion of Carl N. Karcher and the McDonalds brothers, examining their roles as pioneers of the fast-food industry in southern California. This discussion is followed by an examination of Ray Kroc and Walt Disney's complicated relationship as well as each man's rise to fame. This chapter also considers the intricate, profitable methods of advertising to children. Next, Schlosser visits Colorado Springs, CO and investigates the life and working conditions of the typical fast-food industry employee: fast-food restaurants employ the highest rate of low-wage workers, have among the highest turnover rates, and pay minimum wage to a higher proportion of its employees than any other American industry.

The second section of the text begins with a discussion of the chemical components that make the food taste so good. Schlosser follows this with a discussion of the life of a typical rancher, considering the difficulties presented to the agriculture world in a new economy. Schlosser is perhaps most provocative when he critiques the meatpacking industry, which he tags as the most dangerous job in America. Moreover, the meat produced by slaughterhouses has become exponentially more hazardous since the centralization of the industry: the way cattle are raised, slaughtered, and processed provides an ideal setting for E coli to spread. Additionally, working conditions continue to grow worse. In the final chapter, Schlosser considers how fast food has matured as an American cultural export following the Cold War: the collapse of Soviet Communism has allowed the mass spread of American goods and services, especially fast food. As a result, the rest of the world is catching up with America's rising obesity rates.

The book continues with an account of the evolution of fast food and how it has coincided with the advent of the automobile. Schlosser explains the transformation from countless independent restaurants to a few uniform franchises. "The extraordinary growth of the fast food industry has been driven by fundamental changes in American society... During that period, women entered the workforce in record numbers, often motivated less by a feminist perspective than by a need to pay the bills. In 1975, about one-third of American mothers with young children worked outside the home; today almost two-thirds of such mothers are employed. As the sociologists Cameron Lynne Macdonald and Carmen Sirianni have noted, the entry of so many women into the workforce has greatly increased demand for the types of services that housewives traditionally perform: cooking, cleaning, and child care. A generation ago, three-quarters of the money used to buy food in the United States was spent to prepare meals at home. Today about half of the money used to buy food is spent at restaurants - mainly at fast food restaurants."

Regarding the topic of child-targeted marketing, Schlosser explains how the McDonald's Corporation modeled its marketing tactics on The Walt Disney Company, which inspired the creation of advertising icons such as Ronald McDonald and his sidekicks. Marketing executives intended that this marketing shift would result not only in attracting children, but their parents and grandparents as well. More importantly, the tactic would instill brand loyalty that would persist through adulthood through nostalgic associations to McDonald's. Schlosser also discusses the tactic's ills: the exploitation of children's naïveté and trusting nature.

In marketing to children, Schlosser suggests, corporations have infiltrated schools through sponsorship and quid pro quo. He sees that reductions in corporate taxation have come at the expense of school funding, thereby presenting many corporations with the opportunity for sponsorship with those same schools. According to his sources, 80% of sponsored textbooks contain material that is biased in favor of the sponsors, and 30% of high schools offer fast foods in their cafeterias.

New Zealand Judge is to rule on whether it is legal for a council to fluoridate the city's water.....could this affect the fluoride debate worldwide??

Insults fired in fluoridation debate

Jenee Tibshraeny, Newstalk ZBJanuary 27, 2014,
The debate around fluoridation is getting personal as a judge's decision into whether it is legal for a council to fluoridate is awaited.

The landmark ruling into whether it's legal for the South Taranaki District Council to fluoridate water is expected to be released any time now.

Meanwhile the chief executive of the Waikato District Health Board, Craig Climo, is calling anti-fluoride campaigners 'middle class conspiracy theorists' who seem able to capture our community decision makers.

The co-ordinator of the Fluoride Action Network, Mary Byrne, says Mr. Climo is trying to divert attention from the facts around fluoridation.

"People opposed to fluoridation come from all political persuasions. All races, all ages, all academic qualifications, so he's really just making that up."

More info coming out about what's in our fast foods...and how it also can affect newborns

Domino’s, McDonald’s, & Wendy’s Are All Feeding You A Chemical Used In Silly Putty

Friday, January 17, 2014

Health updates - plus more food tested in the Health Ranger's Forensic Food Lab

Inside the Natural News Forensic Food Lab: Health Ranger launches video tour of ICP-MS heavy metals instrumentation

Friday, January 17, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Filthy endoscopes linked to superbug outbreaks at hospitals

Friday, January 17, 2014 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

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Diet sodas are losing popularity as more people switch to water, juicing

Friday, January 17, 2014 by: Antonia

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(More) Foods heavy metals tests: Aluminum, Arsenic, Copper, Cesium, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Uranium

Thursday, January 16, 2014

More food tests....Plus Argentina has stopped Monsanto from building a factory...

Foods heavy metals tests: Aluminum, Arsenic, Copper, Cesium, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Uranium

Argentina suspends construction of Monsanto's unconstitutional GMO seed plant

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by: PF Louis

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2 articles on > Fluoride in Salina, Kansas -- Great comments, too

 Commission Not Ready To End Fluoridation

KSAL Staff - January 13, 2014


“Salina Cares” is working towards ending fluoridation of the City of Salina public water supply. The group believes that fluoride does more harm than good, and wants the city to immediately stop adding fluoride to the water.

A group hoping to convince Salina City Commissioners to enact legislation that would end fluoridation of the city water supply showed up in force at the city commission meeting Monday evening.

About a dozen members of the group called “Salina Cares” spoke, asking commissioners to end the process of adding fluoride to city water. The group believes that fluoride does more harm than good, and wants the city to immediately stop adding fluoride to the water.

After about an hour of listening to discussion, commissioners were informally polled on their opinion of the issue. Four of the five commissioners indicated that they had no interest in stopping fluoridation of Salina water. Commissioner Kaye Crawford indicated that she had not made up her mind yet on the issue.

Salina Cares indicated that they are prepared to begin a petition campaign to try and bring the issue to the ballot.

City Attorney Greg Bengston cautioned them to consult with legal counsel throughout the process. Bengston said that only legislative issues can brought to a public vote via a petition campaign, and that administrative issues cannot. He said that based on recent Supreme Court case law, there is some question on if this is a legislative or administrative issue.

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Sheryl MusfeltJanuary 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

In China, water fluoridation began in 1965 in the urban area of Guangzhou. It was interrupted during 1976–1978 due to the shortage of sodium silico-fluoride. It was resumed only in the Fangcun district of the city, due to objections, and was halted in 1983. The fluoridation reduced the number of cavities, but increased dental fluorosis; the fluoride levels could have been set too high, and low-quality equipment led to inconsistent, and often excessive, fluoride concentrations.[9] As of 2002, there was no water fluoridation in China.
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Fred HansonJanuary 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

Well whoopie for that information. Maybe when China takes over th USA they will do away with it. Seems to me that Aaron H. has a big rude mouth and someone needs to close it for him. He is the most disrespect person that is holding down a commissioner seat. There have been alot of bad commissioner serving at the same time but I believe this is like a bunch of monkey’s running the zoo.
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Sheryl MusfeltJanuary 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
While other countries may have fluoridated food products which allow freedom of choice, in the US our entire food supply is fluoride “enhanced” because fluoridated tap water is used to make most of the foods we eat from supermarkets and/or restaurants and lots of produce have fluoride-containing pesticide residues on them. But you won’t find this information on the labels.. Some foods contain fluoride naturally such as tea, ocean fish and non-organic grape juice Google the USDA’s fluoride in foods database. There is no dispute that consuming too much fluoride damages bones and teeth. How much fluoride did you consume today? Fluoride overdose symptoms in adults mimic arthritis.

Further, when making long simmering, soups, stews or gravies using fluoridated water, the fluoride concentration can reach 5 ppm or 5 milligrams per quart – above the level the EPA claims is safe when found as a contaminant in public water supplies. (However, a 2006 EPA-ignored report they commissioned from the National Research Council says science tells us even 4 ppm is NOT safe)

Also, the US doesn’t allow fluoridated toothpaste to claim it’s a cavity preventive unless it contains 1,000 or more ppm fluoride. In European countries, children’s toothpaste can be sold at much lower concentrations

Despite almost 70 years of fluoridation American faces a dental health crisis. Over a quarter (28%) of US 2-5 year-olds have tooth decay – a 15% jump from a decade earlier Fluoridation even fails the poor – 48% of preschoolers from low-income households experienced tooth decay and 35% had untreated cavities (compared to 11.4% and 6% of preschoolers from higher income households, respectively)

An astounding 44% of all five-year-olds have cavities

To compare, only 25% of England’s five-year-olds have cavities yet, only 11% of England’s water supplies are fluoridated and children’s toothpaste is sold at half the fluoride concentration of US brands.

The US lags behind 10 other, mostly non-fluoridated, peer countries in cavity rates, according to WHO statistics. And, a state of decay flourishes among older Americans, according to a report by Oral Health America.

Nearly 9,500 new dental providers are needed to meet the country’s current oral health
needs, according to a report by US Senator Bernie Sanders (Dental Crisis in America
February 2012)

Opponents of fluoride present petition to city
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 -

Commissioners hear from fluoridation opponents
By MICHAEL STRAND | Monday, January 13, 2014 - *(7 comments on this article)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More Lab Tests on our Food Supply....

Check out the cleanest superfoods we've found so far at the Natural News Labs: low lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Ecuadorian cacao powder (Pacari) heavy metals lab tests published by Natural News

Friday, January 10, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Cadmium induces destruction of cells in the human eye (and kidneys) 

Friday, January 10, 2014 by: PF Louis

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Natural News readers ecstatic about food science breakthroughs published at

Thursday, January 09, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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The Forensic Food Lab

Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat tainted with fox meat from stores in China

Friday, January 10, 2014 by: Rebecca Winters

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Breakthrough - New info found about our food supply...

Natural News launches Labs reference website with heavy metals results for foods, organics, supplements and more (1st Announcement)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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As Fukushima radiation makes landfall on California beaches, Natural News announces lab to test foods for radioactive cesium-137

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Health Ranger announces discovery, documentation of Metals Retention Factor for foods, superfoods, herbs and supplements (2nd Announcement)

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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Health Ranger announces discovery of Metals Capturing Capacity for foods, botanicals, herbs and dietary supplements (3rd Announcement)

Thursday, January 09, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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More Info to Add to Those New Year's Resolutions!

How Centenarians Explain Their Longevity (Watch the video interviews) 
January 9, 2014

Story at-a-glance

  • Centenarians are the fastest growing segment of the US population, with numbers doubling every decade; by the year 2050, the number of people who will have reached the century mark is expected to pass one million
  • Research shows centenarians have 60 percent lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, yet scientific explanations for their health and longevity remain elusive
  • Centenarians as a group are happy and optimistic and have extremely low rates of depression and other psychiatric problems, suggesting that personality traits may be one of the most significant factors in longevity
  • Hundreds of centenarians have been interviewed about what they believe explains their long life, and 10 key themes have been identified
  • If you want to live to be 100, there are four key nutrients important for overall brain health, helping prevent dementia and cognitive decline: vitamin D, DHA, folate, and magnesium
Gadolinium: The MRI Agent Linked to Brain Abnormalities
 McDonald's Shuts Down Employee Website Advising Workers to Avoid Fast Food...
Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body  (Watch the video showing how a virus spreads when somebody sneezes!!)
Doctors Prescribe Exercise as “Best Preventive Drug

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fluoride Updates

Strontium, PFOA and toxic chemicals found in one-third of U.S. water supply

Sunday, December 29, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff,
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Chemicals in Your Drinking Water That Could Be Wrecking Your Health

Story at-a-glance

  • Most tap water is far from pure, containing a vast array of disinfection byproducts, chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and even pharmaceutical drugs
  • Federal scientists report finding traces of 18 unregulated contaminants in one-third of the water samples collected from 25 municipal utilities across the US in their most recent testing, including perfluorinated compounds like PFOA
  • Studies suggest a probable link between PFOA in drinking water and high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • The addition of contaminated fluoride to the water supply may be contributing to increased cancer rates in the US because of the arsenic it contains
  • The featured documentary, An Inconvenient Tooth, reveals the many problems associated with water fluoridation, and why it’s a practice that really needs to be stopped for the public’s greater good