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God loves us so much that He has given us precious creations in nature from the beginning of time to help us live healthy and productive lives! I love God and believe in utilizing everything He created for us. His food is miraculous! I am married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful daughters. I homeschool and have a health ministry for friends, family, and health lovers world-wide. I'm totally into all-natural and avoid chemicals, food additives, etc. even in my cosmetics. I am working toward eating Vegan, Organic, and raw as much as possible (my family too). Optimal Health - God's Way ".....and the fruit thereof shall be for meat (FOOD), and the leaf for MEDICINE." Ezekiel 47:12 KJV

Friday, September 10, 2010

Non-stick cookware chemical PFOA linked to high cholesterol in children

Non-stick cookware chemical PFOA linked to high cholesterol in children


http://www.naturalnews.com/029676_PFOA_non-stick_cookware.html

Blood on our Farms: Is Monsanto Responsible for 1 Suicide Every 30 Minutes?

Blood on our Farms: Is Monsanto Responsible for 1 Suicide Every 30 Minutes?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/03/monsanto-caused-an-estimated-150000-farmer-suicides.aspx

Vit D: Could This Simple Habit Actually Reduce Cancer and Diabetes by 50%?

Vit D: Could This Simple Habit Actually Reduce Cancer and Diabetes by 50%?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/06/vitamin-d-linked-to-cancer-and-autoimmune-disease-genes.aspx

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Your dentist may be poisoning your children

Your dentist may be poisoning your children

Make sure your dentist uses only BPA-free materials like mine does!
http://www.naturalnews.com/029682_dental_fillings_BPA.html

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Cancer Test that’s a Death Trap…

The Cancer Test that’s a Death Trap…

According to World Wire:

“Routine mammography delivers an unrecognized high dose of radiation, warn Drs. Epstein and Bertell. If a woman follows the current guidelines for premenopausal screening, over a 10 year period she would receive a total dosage of about 5 rads. This approximates the level of exposure to radiation of a Japanese woman one mile from the epicenter of atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki.”

Read full article here:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/02/cancer-society-has-financial-ties-to-mammography.aspx

Mothers who fail to breastfeed double their risk of type 2 diabetes

Mothers who fail to breastfeed double their risk of type 2 diabetes
http://www.naturalnews.com/029631_brstfeeding_diabetes.html

Study shows fluoride may not help teeth at all

Study shows fluoride may not help teeth at all
http://www.naturalnews.com/029630_fluoride_teeth.html

Organic produce superior to conventional on every level, study finds

Organic produce superior to conventional on every level, study finds

Thursday, September 02, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Mainstream nutritionists often claim that conventional produce is no different than organic produce. But a new study recently published in the online, peer-reviewed journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One proves otherwise, revealing that organic fruits and vegetables pack a greater nutritional punch and produce better, healthier soil than their conventional counterparts.

John Reganold, professor of soil science at Washington State University Regents and author of the new study, and his colleagues conducted the most comprehensive analysis of its kind on commercial produce soil and the strawberries that grow in it. (Conventional strawberries, as many now know, are one of the most pesticide-laden fruits available for sale.)

Reganold and his team analyzed 31 different chemical and biological soil properties--including soil DNA--and performed tests on the quality, nutritional value and taste of 26 different strawberries from both conventional and organic fields. And what they found is truly astounding.

Organic strawberries contain far more antioxidants, vitamin C and beneficial polyphenolic compounds than conventional strawberries, and they have a longer shelf life. Organic strawberries also contain more dry matter per volume--meaning more actual strawberry--than conventional ones do.

In an unbiased taste test, samplers indicated that organic strawberries taste better overall, both in terms of sweetness and general strawberry flavor. And when viewed side-by-side, organic strawberries are more visually appealing.

But it does not stop there. In soil tests, organic soils tested extremely rich in key nutrients, enzymes and biological and chemical elements, that are otherwise lacking in conventional fields. Such soil nutrients are vital for producing nutritionally-rich fruit, as well as for maintaining healthy soil conditions that preserve and promote environmental integrity.

The study also revealed that organic produce can be raised with the same--or better--yields as conventional produce, but without all the harmful chemicals and pesticides that destroy both human health and the environment.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...

India halts HPV vaccine trial after six girls die, US does nothing in response to 67 deaths and counting

India halts HPV vaccine trial after six girls die, US does nothing in response to 67 deaths and counting

http://www.naturalnews.com/029632_India_HPV_vaccine.html

The scientific evidence shows flu vaccines don't work 99% of the time

The scientific evidence shows flu vaccines don't work 99% of the time
by Mike Adams

(Natural News)
Do influenza vaccines really work?

It's a reasonable question. A rigorous look at the best scientific evidence, however, reveals that influenza vaccines are useless in 99% of the people who get vaccinated.

And that's if you believe the vaccine industry's own studies. In reality, the real rate of effectiveness is likely much lower.

Today I bring you a detailed analysis of the available scientific evidence which reaches some rather startling conclusions:

1) Influenza vaccines don't reduce hospitalizations and they don't reduce lost work days due to sickness.

2) Influenza vaccines don't stop influenza transmission.

3) The evidence in favor of influenza vaccines working at all is quite slim: 100 people must be vaccinated to reduce influenza symptoms in just one person.

There's more (much more) to this fascinating story. Read the details here:
http://www.naturalnews.com/029641_vaccines_junk_science.html

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dirty Dozen List: SHOPPER’S GUIDE TO PESTICIDES

Dirty Dozen List: SHOPPER’S GUIDE TO PESTICIDES

Are you getting the Dirty Dozen fruits/veggies only in organic form? If you cannot find them organic, do not buy them at all!

Find out why:
http://www.foodnews.org/EWG-shoppers-guide-download-final.pdf

Synthetic estrogen BPA coats cash register receipts

Synthetic estrogen BPA coats cash register receipts
EWG-COMMISSIONED LAB TESTS FIND BPA-LADEN RECEIPTS FROM BIG NATIONAL RETAILERS

Unexpected Source of BPA You Come In Contact With Everyday
BPA is the infamous hormone-disrupting chemical found in plastics that's made the news a lot lately. Now you're getting it from another surprising source...

Unless you've already heard about this, you'd probably never guess that you can be absorbing BPA into your body every time you handle a receipt form your purchases - supermarkets, banks, drug stores, whole foods markets, ATMs, post office, fast food restaurants. You can't even wash it off if you wash your hands after handling the receipt.

Varying amounts of BPA were found in the receipts from a variety of different establishments.

Read full article here:
http://ewg.org/bpa-in-store-receipts

75 percent of black and Hispanic children deficient in vitamin D

75 percent of black and Hispanic children deficient in vitamin D
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Nearly 75 percent of low-income, otherwise healthy black and Hispanic children in the southern United States have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the journal Pediatrics.

The body produces vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight. Darker skin slows down the body's production of vitamin D, however, increasing the risk of vitamin deficiency in those who do not get enough skin exposure to the sun.

Previous studies have shown high rates of vitamin D deficiency in the northern United States and Canada, but researchers wanted to see if the same problem exists in southern areas where the sun is stronger. They tested the blood levels of vitamin D in 290 black and Hispanic toddlers living in the Atlanta area. The average participant came from low-income family and was two years old.

The researchers found that 74 percent of participants had insufficient levels of vitamin D, with 22 percent suffering from outright deficiency. One percent of children in the study were deficient in calcium.

Broken down by ethnicity, 26 percent of black children were deficient in vitamin D, compared with 18 percent of Hispanic children. This difference can probably be explained by a difference in skin color and Hispanic children's greater consumption of fortified milk, the major vitamin D source for all children in the study.

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in bone development and health, and also helps to regulate the immune system.

"Low vitamin D levels in U.S. adolescents are strongly associated with hypertension and hyperglycemia and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to type 2 diabetes," said nutritionist Samantha Heller, who was not involved in the study. "Parents must be informed of the need for vitamin D in children and the consequences of low vitamin D levels.

Approximately 70 percent of U.S. children do not get enough vitamin D.

Sources for this story include:
http://news.health.com/2010/03/29/m....

Eight Foods that Could be Disastrous for Your Health

Eight Foods that Could be Disastrous for Your Health
Posted By Dr. Mercola | August 30 2010

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/30/gm-crop-escapes-into-the-american-wild.aspx

Prevent Childhood Leukemia

Prevent Childhood Leukemia

Saturday, August 28, 2010 by: Maddie Ellison, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. Every year there are 2000-3000 children diagnosed with this cancer in the United States. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer and is most common in children under the age of 10. But in Asia those statistics look very different. They have a much lower rate of childhood leukemia than western countries. The Loyola University Medical Center has done research to find out why.

Researchers think the link between the lower amount of childhood leukemia in Asia is due to Turmeric. Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in Asian cooking. Loyola professor Moolky Nagabhushan said in a statement, "Some of the known risk factors that contribute to the high incidence of childhood leukemia are the interaction of many lifestyle and environmental factors. These include prenatal or postnatal exposure to radiation, benzene, environmental pollutants and alkylating chemotherapeutic drugs." Nagabhushan went on to say that his studies showed that the principle coloring agent in turmeric, curcumin, mitigated the effects of some of the risk factors.

Western cultures can get these same effects by cooking with turmeric. You can purchase the spice at your local health food store. You can also get the same benefits by taking turmeric supplements.

A study at the University of California Berkley found that eating certain fruits could lower children's risk of developing leukemia. The study, which was called the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study, looked at 328 children that had been diagnosed with leukemia between the ages of 2 and 14. They compared their diets to children of the same age, gender, ethnicity and region who did not have leukemia. The study found that children who regularly ate oranges and/or bananas during their first two years of life had a reduced risk of developing childhood leukemia. Oranges are full of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a well known antioxidant and is also known for its anticancer effects. Bananas contain a high amount of potassium. Potassium is a mineral that has also shown to have some anti-cancer benefits.

The research showed that the risk for developing childhood leukemia was 51% lower in the children who ate oranges/bananas regularly. The study also showed that drinking orange juice was also found to be protective. The risk dropped 46% compared with children who rarely or never drank orange juice.

Once again studies show that by feeding our children healthy, balanced diets they will have a reduced risk of cancers and all diseases in general.

Resources
http://bastyrcenter.org/content/vie...
http://www.acor.org/ped-onc/disease...
http://www.sunrosearomatics.com/res...

Compounds in berries improve brain function, reverse aging

Compounds in berries improve brain function, reverse aging

Saturday, August 28, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The aging process involves a steady decline in the brain's ability to guard itself from oxidative stress and inflammation. But new research has found that certain compounds in fruits like blueberries, strawberries and acai berries, not only help the brain to stay in tip-top shape, but they actually help to reverse the damaging effects of aging.

When functioning properly, the brain continually works to clean up and "recycle" various toxic proteins that get lodged in the brain over time. These proteins contribute to cognitive dysfunction and overall memory loss, especially as a person ages, and must be regularly removed. The powerful antioxidants in berries exhibit demonstrable benefits in helping the brain to clean up these proteins and improve overall nerve function.

"The good news is that natural compounds called polyphenolics found in fruits, vegetables and nuts have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect that may protect against age-associated decline," explained Shibu Poulose, Ph.D., author of the study.

According to Poulose, this breakthrough study is the first of its kind to identify the powerful effects of berries in maintaining and improving brain function.

"[I]n aging, microglia (the cells responsible for brain maintenance) fail to do their work, and debris build up," told Poulose in a report. "In addition, the microglia become over-activated and actually begin to damage healthy cells in the brain. Our research suggests that the polyphenolics in berries have a rescuing effect. They seem to restore the normal housekeeping function."

According to research, some of the most antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are those with deep, rich color pigments like red, orange and blue. Many experts recommend eating a wide variety of different colored fruits and vegetables to attain the diverse array of unique anthocyanins present in all of them.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...

Finland suspends H1N1 vaccines after children suffer narcolepsy from vaccinations

Finland suspends H1N1 vaccines after children suffer narcolepsy from vaccinations

http://www.naturalnews.com/029596_vaccines_narcolepsy.html