Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women. Aspartame, after all, is made from the feces of genetically engineered bacteria. Used in diet sodas, it breaks down into a number of chemical compounds including formaldehyde and methanol.
"Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, is a commonly used organic solvent that, because of its toxicity, can cause metabolic acidosis, neurologic sequelae, and even death, when ingested." Source:
via Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women.
This movie takes a look at what is really going on in the medical profession in America. This film exposes a well funded, highly organized concerted effort of the American Medical Association (AMA), the pharmaceutical industry, and insurance companies, with full support of the Food and Drug Administration in passing legislation and enforcing laws that purposefully seek to suppress and in some cases outlaw non-allopathic [alternative] patient care practices. For example, it covers the "Wilk's Suit" where Judge Getzendanner, concluded on September 25, 1987, that in her opinion the AMA had violated Section 1, but not 2, of the Sherman Act, and that it had engaged in an unlawful conspiracy in restraint of trade "to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession." She further opined that the "AMA had entered into a long history of illegal behavior". (Wilk v. American Medical Ass'n, 671 F. Supp. 1465, N.D. Ill. 1987).
The purpose of this blog entry is not to disparage the medical profession. This blogger is well aware that, as with any profession, there are both good and bad practitioners. I have many friends that are doctors, and know first hand their desire to provide the best patient care possible.
However, what is apparent from this movie is blatant systemic problems with the current state of healthcare sans significant dialogue regarding the standards used in the determination of medical choices or the lack thereof. I believe that medical, naturopathic, chiropractic doctors ought to be able to contribute freely to the discussion of patient care free from the current pressures exerted by these regulating agencies and professional associations.
I, like so many others, believe the medical industry does a great job of dealing with acute trauma, emergency, intensive, and neonatal care, but fail miserably when it comes to dealing with chronic conditions especially when they are derived from multiple deficiencies within the body, i.e., nutrition, viral/bacterial, vitamin/mineral, etc. This is even more obvious when it comes to cancer patients. In fact, presently the only treatment recommendations that a licensed medical physician can "legally" offer his/her patient is a choice between "Radiation", "Chemotherapy", or "Surgery". And that's it.
There seems to be a fundamental difference in ones approach to treating illness and disease, one being to treat the symptoms only, with pharmaceuticals; not necessarily concerned with the root cause of the condition or two, optimize the healing capacity of the body so it can heal itself. This philosophical difference in approaching the healing process needs to be examined further.
The good news is that there are a lot of good options available. But its going to require you to take the time and do your homework. The Internet has become a great resource and provides a lot of good clinical data to consider. Take the time and educate yourself on what is the true nature of our healthcare system and begin to develop a strategy to gain access to the treatments that best suit the outcomes you value and that best suit your health and wellbeing.
Although this documentary is (1hr 43min), its well worth the time to educate yourself on what you are up against as you navigates the waters of our healthcare system in America.
This is a series of lectures done by Dr. R. E. Tent, DC, ND, Ph.D., a Chiropractor out of Livonia, Michigan. Dr. Tent provides insight and alternatives to exclusive allopathic protocols for treating chronic or acute health issues. He shares his thirty plus years of clinical experience using real life situations along with clinical data to support these naturopathic healing modalities.
THE EXPLODING AUTOIMMUNE EPIDEMIC
CANCER PREVENTION AND NUTRITION
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
STOMACH PROBLEMS AND GMO FOODS
AMERICA'S MINERAL CRISIS
This is a very provocative perspective of what we typically think of when we talk about "What is the church"? Francis Chan
has been talking about this very issue for a number of years and provides a good summation of what he is doing in response to what he is discovering as he answers this question. In this short video he shares his experience after asking others (traditional church members) to describe the "CHURCH
after a simple reading of the plain text of the Bible.
In other words, when one simply reads stories of how the early church gathered and behaved towards one another in the first century, how does that narrative compare with what we see happening in the Churches across America today? How do the two stories compare?
Overview: Rethinking Church
I recently came across an interesting video done by Dr. Thomas E Woods, Jr., who in essence suggests that the collective united States share a duty to reign in the FEDERAL Government through the process of "NULLIFICATION"
when they go beyond the scope of powers granted to them by the States [We The People].
Interestingly, according to Woods, there is sufficient historical evidence that shows a long tradition of State leaders who not only understood this concept, but they weren't afraid to implement this strategy, when circumstances warranted. Which begs the question, could this tool offer a viable solution to recent reports of the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting and storing "METADATA
" on all communications of unsuspecting Americans without probable cause, or due process which violates their [FEDS
] mandates pursuant to the 4th and 10th amendments of their Constitution. There is a lot of talk among the States of doing just that, "NULLIFICATION". Interesting...
Thomas E. Woods, Jr., senior fellow in history at the Mises Institute, holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Senior Fellow at Ludwig von Mises Institute: http://mises.org/fellow/23
View the video and leave a comment, Cheers
Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water.
Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. http://www.lifesaverusa.com/
An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.
I have officially entered the world of blogging after much contemplation and consideration. Its my desire to use this public forum as a way to share my ideas and research in areas relating to health, finances, geopolitical current events, and life in community. Its my hope that the information presented here will benefit all those who visit or follow this blog. I hope to offer a unique perspective as one looks for answers to some of life’s most difficult questions.