Posts Tagged ‘fda’

Join the Health Revolution!

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Be part of the revolution aimed at making our country a healthier place to live!

The Problem

With the major flaws in our medical system, the political corruption that influences them, and the corporate greed that emphasizes profit over well being, the odds of enjoying good health and preventing disease are stacked against us.

Our medical system is focused on chasing symptoms instead of preventing disease, and this is mostly a result of the pharmacuetical industry’s influence. The lobbying power that large corporations have over the government doesn’t help either. This is evident from examples like the FDA’s change of heart with stevia, their hasty approval of the disastrous drug Vioxx, and the USDA’s push to mandate NAIS.

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URGENT: Your Food Supply is in Danger!

Friday, February 20th, 2009

If you value your health and your freedom to choose unpolluted food, then your help is needed. The USDA is trying to mandate a program that will be so costly and bureaucratic for small farmers that it will likely drive them out of business.

Small farmers are the most significant source of high quality organic food. If you don’t understand why their longevity so important, I suggest you read my articles about toxic meat and why to buy organic.

NAIS – The National Animal Identification System

NAIS is an animal identification system that the USDA has been trying to mandate for about 5 years. According to the USDA, the program is intended to improve food safety, but in reality, it’s more likely to worsen it.

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Is Your Doctor a Salesman?

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Although we’ve been conditioned to trust doctors with our health, many people are beginning to realize that prevention is the key to good health and that their doctors are letting them down.

Many of the health books I’ve read were written by medical doctors with a fully qualified MD degree that chose to practice alternative and natural medicine. One opinion they all tend to have in common is that modern health care is seriously flawed and that the problem originates within medical schools.

Medical School or Drug School?

Many doctors openly admit that while in medical school, they received virtually no education on nutrition or lifestyle and very little on vitamins. Nutrition and lifestyle are two of the most significant aspects of good health and are frequently associated with many of today’s most prominent and deadly diseases. Why is it that medical schools don’t recognize this? Perhaps they do but choose to ignore it.

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Are You Eating Toxic Meat?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

When the topic of organic food comes up, most people think of fruit, vegetables, and perhaps dairy, but almost always fail to consider meat. This is an unfortunate mistake because meat from conventionally raised livestock comes with significant risk.

You Are What You Eat

Each of the trillions of cells that we’re made of are created from the nutrients we eat. While a healthy diet will support optimal cell function, a poor diet will promote cell malfunction and lead to disease. As the saying goes, we are what we eat!

This applies to animals as well. If forced to eat poor quality food, they’ll likely become sick and develop disease. By eating meat from these unhealthy animals, you’re relying on a poor source of nutrition and are consuming the toxic chemicals that made them sick. They’ll eventually make you sick as well. In other words, you are what your food ate! This is an important concept to keep in mind throughout the rest of the article.

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Why Splenda isn’t so Splendid

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

If you’re using Splenda and think it’s a safe alternative to sugar, there’s some alarming information you need to know!

Splenda is an artificial sweetener that has become very popular based on it’s origin from sugar, and more notably, the claim that it has zero calories. Splenda also goes by the chemical name of sucralose. The simple fact that Splenda even has a chemical name should be the first sign of danger.

A Frightening Similarity to Outlawed Pesticide DDT

Sucralose is produced by replacing three oxygen-hydrogen groups of a sugar molecule with chlorine atoms. Based on this addition of chlorine, sucralose is a member of the chlorocarbon family of chemicals which are known to cause damage to organs, genes, and the reproductive system in addition to causing a host of other smaller problems.

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Help Reform the Misguided FDA

Monday, January 19th, 2009

The FDA is self admittedly unable to fulfill it’s purpose and lack of money isn’t the primary issue. Between the political influence of large drug and food corporations and corruption within FDA management, the FDA has basically become a corporate marketing service. And of course, this comes at a cost to our health, the very thing that the FDA is supposed to protect.

I recently wrote an article about the FDAs hypocritical stance on the natural sweetener stevia, but that just scratches the surface. Millions of people are eating unhealthy foods and taking dangerous drugs that are all recommended and approved by the FDA when there are much safer and more effective natural alternatives. However, the FDA does their best to hide these alternatives from us because they take away profit from their corporate friends.

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Stevia: Why the FDA isn’t So Sweet

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The makers of Pepsi and Coke recently received FDA approval for their new stevia based PureVia and Truvia sweeteners. While this may sound like good news, it only signifies the hipocrisy and corruption of the FDA.

Stevia is a genus of plant commonly found in South America. The extract of one particular species of this plant, rebaudiana, has been used as a natural sweetener in South America for over 1,000 years and in Japan since the 1970s. It has no calories, has no effect on blood sugar, and is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. For a long time, stevia has been highly regarded in natural health circles as an excellent and natural alternative to sugar.

The Ban

In 1991, based on controversial research, the FDA banned the use and import of stevia in America. Under pressure, the FDA later revised their policy in 1995 to allow the use of stevia, but only under the regulations of a dietary supplement.

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