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Monday, October 31, 2005

Sweet but not so innocent

UPDATE July 2011:
Whie the "corn sugar" ppropaganda is sinning along out of the ad offices, a new report says that HFCS is directly connected with heart disease.
DAVIS, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Adults who ate high fructose corn syrup for two weeks increased their cholesterol and triglycerides levels, U.S. researchers say.  Kimber Stanhope of the University of California, Davis, says the American Heart Association recommends that people consume only 5 percent of calories as added sugar.  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 suggest an upper limit of 25 percent or less of daily calories consumed as added sugar.  Read complete article:
Posted in 2005

It's that time of year again you know. Halloween and the downhill sugarslide over the next two months have many reeling with thoughts of sugar plum fairies. It might not be in your head, but on your bones, and thats the fat of it!

Boy was I surprised at the ingredients in my all time favorite holiday-time concoction, Egg Nog. Of course I can think back to when I was a kid, when egg nog was always home made and made from real milk and real eggs. Then it was either whiskey or rum to flavor it, whipped up egg whites and real cream. You know that healthy fat that used to be floating on top of milk before the homogenization craze hit the sidewalk running and its all been downhill since then.

You don't want to get mixed up with any of those artificial sweeteners, you know the names, or that new stuff coming out that is a flavor enhancer to tingle the sweet buds of taste on your tongue. Oh pitty for those forgotten buds of bitter and sour....

So did you know that fructose corn syrup blocks the assimilation of calcium?

And did you know that no cancer patient can find remission as long as they ingest HFCS?

What about the fact that HFCS is the only sweetener that has proven to cause diabetes in test animals? I am not discounting the fact that artificial sweeteners are know to cause cancer but these are in a different class than HFCS).
HFCS is a synthetic filler that bypasses the liver and pancreas, eventually causing the pancreas to shut down.

HFCS is directly linked to weight gain and Type II Diabetes.

Where is the FDA on this terrorist (to health) product?

Just for each day, read those labels and just say NO!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Looking for a Little Sleep?

A 2003 study identified about 55% of those 18-49 own and frequently use cell phones. One of the major identified health complaints from exposure to EMF/ELF is insomnia. Now we see this report identifying the rising use of drugs and OTC products for sleep. Of course I would include poor nutrition, environmental pollution and stress as related factors. But really, now, what I want to clearly focus on here is the problems with radiation exposure from things that cause EMF/ELF exposure.

I’ve figured that there is an increasing number of health issues not being able to get a diagnosis for quite a few years. My prognostication has been to raise the Canary in the coal mine to react to electrical sensitivity syndrome. While this is as real as MCS (folks with MCS have a greater risk of ESS), although the Asthma and Allergy professional organizations say otherwise, I’m reminding them that IgE readings go up when dust is ionized. IgE is an allergy marker in blood. Now just how is it that dust is ionized? Why cell phone mast towers and cell phones, digital tv towers and microwave proliferation of course. But then you learned that in 8th grade science didn’t you?

I hope you’ll begin to see the same connections after reading the comments and reports that follow…

Prescription sleep aid use soaring in US: study
By Bill Berkrot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of younger Americans reaching for prescription drugs to get a good night's sleep and the money being spent to keep from tossing and turning, is soaring, according to a study conducted by a prescription management company.

Among adults aged 20 to 44, use of sleep medications doubled between 2000 and 2004, while spending among the age group for a restful night jumped 190 percent over that period, the Medco Health Solutions study released on Monday found.

The numbers were even more startling among children aged 10 to 19 with use of sleep aids up 85 percent and spending up a whopping 223 percent over 2000 levels.

Medco's data analysis from the first six months of 2004 showed that 15 percent of the children taking sleep medicines were also using drugs to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but it was not clear whether the disorder or the medication treating it was causing the sleep problems.

The study also found that women among all age groups were far more likely to use sleep aids than men, with the largest disparity -- 58 percent higher -- among women ages 20 to 64.

"Although the elderly are still the most frequent users of sleeping aids, the evidence found in this study shows that younger adults and children are starting to use these medications with even greater frequency," said Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco's chief medical officer.

"The pattern of insomnia in children reflects difficulty in getting to sleep, whereas with adults it's a problem staying asleep," Epstein said.

More than 70 million people in the United States may be affected by a sleep problem, such as insomnia or sleep apnea, with some 60 percent of them suffering from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Sleep drugs have clearly become big business and Epstein said there was every reason to believe the trends seen in the Medco study would continue to accelerate as new medicines come to market.

Americans filled more than 35 million prescriptions for sleeping pills in 2004, spending $2.1 billion, Medco said, citing NIH statistics.

Global Sales of Ambien, the world's most popular prescription sleep drug made by Sanofi-Aventis, hit $1.76 billion in 2004.

The Medco study reviewed prescription drug claims of 2.4 million Americans between 2000 and 2004.

Excerpts for a 56 page report completed by a Canadian researcher holding a PhD who is a Professional Engineer:

Oft-reported visible conditions that are linked to EMF exposure are memory loss, allergic reactions, insomnia, dizziness, forgetfulness, anxiety, nausea, skin rash, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, and high blood pressure along with many more serious invisible conditions like childhood leukemia. The latency periods of some EMF-caused diseases are 20 to 30 years.

“The ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) guidelines were not formulated by scientists, but by technicians calculating how long it would take to heat a bag of sugar through one degree Celsius. This absurdity is all that stands between us and the risk of life threatening or chronic disease. The ICNIRP guidelines only measure the immediate and very short term thermal (heating) effect of radiation, not the long term biological effect, which is the main threat to health.” (6)

Robert Kane the author of ‘Cellular telephone Russian Roulette’ Report wrote, “In fact, the scattering of ionizing radiation throughout biological tissue efficiently breaks the covalent bonds that are the basis for construction of organic molecules” “Clearly, by now we must all agree that it is not necessary to ionize a DNA molecule to disrupt one or more of the molecule’s covalent bonds.” “In essence the effects can be identical - the disruption of covalent bonds is essentially what destroys DNA molecules and genetic information and leads to neo-plastic transformation of cells.” (77) D. L. Henshaw reported, “We present the hypothesis that exposure to power frequency magnetic fields causes increased risk of childhood leukaemia via the disruption of the nocturnal production of melatonin in the pineal gland.” “Melatonin is an antioxidant effective in protecting nuclear DNA, membrane lipids and possibly cytosolic proteins from oxidative damage.” Here EMFs were implicated melatonin disruption and eventual DNA damages. Henry Lai was the first to show that power-frequency EMF can cause both single and double-strand DNA breaks and later REFLEX confirmed it. It seems more likely either disruption of molecule’s covalent bonds or reduced melatonin production by low-level EMFs or both lead to DNA damages and eventual cancer initiation.

175 German doctors and country-wide lady doctors are combining together to put forward their observations of adverse health effects from pulsed high-frequency EMFs (microwave) to the Prime Minister Edmund Stolber. They have found the medical complaints of 356 people who have had long-term [radiation] exposure at far below the limit of thermal effects from mobile phone base station and DECT telephones. The people suffer from one, several or many of the following symptoms, like “sleep disturbances, tiredness, disturbance in concentration, forgetfulness, problem
with finding words, depressive mood, ear noises, sudden loss of hearing, hearing loss, giddiness, nose bleeds, visual disturbances, frequent infections, sinusitis, joint and limb pains, nerve and soft tissue pains, feeling of numbness, heart rhythm disturbances, increased blood pressure episodes, hormonal disturbances, night-time sweats, nausea” July 10, 2005 (56)

•Chronic or intractable medical problems associated with prolonged exposure to unsuspected harmful environmental electric, magnetic or electro-magnetic fields radiating in the bedroom or workplace and their exacerbation by intake of harmful light and heavy metals from common sources.
Omura Y, Losco M, Omura AK, Yamamoto S, Ishikawa H, Takeshige C, Shimotsuura Y, Muteki T. Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York.
Unsuspected prolonged exposure to abnormal environmental (very high frequency) electro-magnetic fields (EMF), electric fields (EF) or magnetic fields (MF) at 60 Hz or 16K Hz in the bedroom or workplace may contribute to the development of various intractable medical problems. Most of the clinical symptoms appear when the individuals are exposed to EMF for many hours a day for at least several months to 1-year for relatively benign diseases or symptoms (such as intractable pain or medical problems), or several to over 10 years for more serious diseases (such as cancers of the digestive system or other organs), all of which seem to appear with the additional co-existence of micro-circulatory disturbances with Thromboxane B2 (TXB2), bacterial or viral infections and decrease or absence of acetylcholine, and lead, mercury, or aluminum deposits, with or without asbestos. These abnormal environmental EMF's or EF's can be detected by the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, which has good correlation with standard laboratory measurement, especially with EF measurement, and the distribution of EMF often includes a linear band-like appearance on the abnormal part of the patient's body, as well as on the patient's corresponding area of the bed, or at the workplace. These EMF's can be eliminated either by a metal sheet, acting as a reflector, which redirects the harmful EMF or eliminates it completely by grounding the metal sheet at high frequency range, while extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields at the near field are more difficult to eliminate. Several examples of medical problems that appear to be associated with repeated and prolonged exposure to abnormal environmental EMF, EF or MF are summarized in this article. EF or MF-induced abnormalities were artificially and reversibly created in humans by exposing the extremities or head to a 10Volt/Meter (V/M) EF at 60 Hz about 33 (evening) to 50 cm (daytime or after midnight) from a pair of rubber insulated wires connected to an AC source, but where no current is passed, so that no extra MF exists. After exposing normal parts of the extremities and head to a 10 V/M EF for 5 minutes, abnormal increase of TXB2 and disappearance or significant reduction of acetylcholine was observed for 5 minutes, and slightly longer abnormal time duration was observed in those who have aluminum, lead, or mercury deposits. This indicates that the upper limit of relatively safe EF should be around 10V/M at 60 Hz rather than 25V/M at ELF by Swedish Government recommendation, which is now widely accepted.
Publication Types: * Case Reports
PMID: 1685623 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

•From Swedish researcher Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.
The Experimental Dermatology Unit Department of Neuroscience Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm Description of symptoms as well as occurrence of IgE and positive Phadiatop Combi in persons with the physical impairment electrohypersensitivity Please, note that I have got yet another article published - in Swedish only [the title is translated below into English]:
Holmboe G, Johansson O, "Symptombeskrivning samt förekomst av IgE och positiv Phadiatop Combi hos personer med funktionsnedsättningen elöverkänslighet", (="Description of symptoms as well as occurrence of IgE and positive Phadiatop Combi in persons with the physical impairment electrohypersensitivity", in Swedish), Medicinsk Access 2005; 1 (5): 58-63

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Migrating birds are being blamed for bird flu, yet for the past 60 years literally billions of broiler chickens & laying hens are kept in confined spaces. The only way they keep them alive is by an army of drugs, including antibiotics, in their feed. These birds have seriously compromised immune systems - yet we are surprised by the bird flu epidemic.

From the UK Press today.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

More to Consider About the Vaccination Push


Does it seem like Alzheimer's is getting more and more common these days, or is it just me? Hugh Fudenburg, MD a leading immunogeneticist, with some 850 papers peer-reviewed, explains why:

"If an individual had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980, the chances of Alzheimer's Disease was 10 times greater than for those getting … no shots."

Think that might have anything to do with the aluminum?

Hemophilus influenzae vaccine (HiB) contains aluminum and mercury, both highly toxic poisons.

NB: Think how much the risk of Alzheimer's increases if you have had consecutive flu shots from 1981 through 2005...


As Drs. Russell Blaylock and Theo Colborn have well explained, it is not just its connection with Alzheimer's that makes aluminum such a danger to human physiology. It's that aluminum can interfere with the formation and development of virtually any human nerve tissue in a fully unpredictable fashion. We simply don't know.

As for formaldehyde, let's just ask how much danger of cancer is an acceptable risk in the pure, perfect blood of a newborn? Cancer occurs first in just one cell. So where are the studies that prove that this "trace" of formalin or antifreeze will not be sufficient to cause that first cell mutation that develops into cancer? Vaccines are not tested for carcinogenicity.

NB: Don't overlook the aluminum-fluoride connection in cancer and other dis-ease.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Breast Health Awareness Day

Just yesterday I was doing some long overdue grocery shopping. I was on the household goods aisle where I saw a relatively healthy looking woman picking up a non-stick cooking pan. I quickly said, "please don't use non-stick pans". She looked at me and actually asked why. I explained about PFOA in the coating. PFOA is a fluoride based substance that contributes to cancer and it is an integral part of every non-stick coating. DuPont, the makers of Teflon, is under fire for the toxic problems caused by this product.

I went on to explain that a study has shown the remnants of this substance in breast tissue in women and girls as young as 10 years of age. As she was putting the pan back she told me that she just purchased an entire set of expensive non-stick cookware for her home. Then she said, "I guess I'll go get stainless steel." We talked some more and she was very pleased I spoke out.

She made my day!

Yes, this is another piece of information women don't seem to get access to, along with very important information on the facts behind the breast cancer campaign.

While there is a month long focus called Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, with tomorrow, October 18, being the one big push, I am here to talk about Breast Health Awareness.

While 200,000 women were diagnosed last year with breast cancer, don't you stop to ask just exactly how it is that so many women are effected?

Well, after reading this current issue of my newsletter, herbalYODA Says!, maybe you will start to THINK BEFORE YOU PINK.

herbalYODA Says! October 2005 Part III

Here we are, one more time, listening to all the promotions about Race for the Cure, Think Pink, and Breast Cancer Awareness. October 18 is a week away and it is hailed as the day in this month long campaign to make sure you get your mammogram. Lifetime TV, touted as television for women, is actively involved in this program. This year it is titled "Stop Breast Cancer for Life".

Yes, I am against cancer. Yes, I'd like to receive some donations from General Mills for all those pink yogurt tops women send in. I probably do more for education and awareness than the organizations GM donates to from this campaign. They tell me I don't fit their criteria.

Consider too that a lot of this stuff that General Mills calls yogurt contains artificial sweeteners in the 'lite' type. Remember that aspartame (NutraSweet) is a proven cancer causing agent, but more about that in another issue.

For sure I know cancer can be stopped, treated naturally for more recovery and less damage than the medical model, and prevented. Read on and you'll see that the government and the American Cancer Society know it too.

Where do you hear the word 'prevention' in any of these campaigns? There is so much you can do to prevent cancer and breast cancer. Don't forget too that men can get this form of this dis-ease. That's not to say that mammogram would should be required annually for men too, but I can surely say that there are many better ideas for screening. These better ideas do not cause you to get breast cancer, and even related problems from the readiation like heart failure and thyroid problems.

The real purpose of my writing is to get you to think first, ask questions, and demand answers. Hopefully this special edition of herbalYODA Says! will help in that process.

Think Before You Pink –

"The benefit is marginal, the harm caused is substantial, and the costs incurred are enormous..."

“…Mammograms increase the risk for developing breast cancer and raise the risk of spreading or metastasizing an existing growth,' says Dr. Charles B. Simone, a former clinical associate in immunology and pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute...“…the annual mammography screening of 10,000 women aged 50-70 will extend the lives of, at best, 26 of them; and annual screening of 10,000 women in their 40s will extend the lives of only 12 women per year."

In a Swedish study of 60,000 women, 70 percent of tumors detected by mammography weren't tumors at all. These "false positives" aren't just financial and emotional strains, they may also lead to many unnecessary and invasive biopsies. In fact, 70 to 80 percent of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer. Remember also that it takes 8 to 12 years for a 'tumor' to be detected by x-ray.

For some reason mammography-centric medicine has completely overlooked the much safer thermal and infrared imaging technologies... Further no comments are made regarding dangers of X-Ray exposure.

An allegation that breast screening is being over-promoted to women who are not being alerted to the harm that can result was published in the British Medical Journal several years ago. Hazel Thornton, a former breast cancer patient and visiting fellow at the University of Leicester, and Michael Baum, emeritus professor of surgery at University College, London, and a long-time critic of screening, have teamed up with a colleague to demand information for women that sets out the risks and benefits. They cite evidence showing 1,200 women would have to be screened for 14 years to save one life from breast cancer while during that time scores would suffer anxiety, surgery and mastectomies for suspicious lumps that turned out to be benign.

In 1978, Irwin J. D. Bross, Director of Biostatistics at Roswell Park Memorial Institute for Cancer Research commented about the cancer screening program: "The women should have been given the information about the hazards of radiation at the same time they were given the sales talk for mammography... A jump to the exposure of a quarter of a million persons to something which could do more harm than good was criminal and it was supported by money from the federal government and the American Cancer Society."

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) was warned in 1974 by Professor Malcolm C. Pike at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. A number of specialists concluded that "giving women under age 50 a mammogram on a routine basis is close to unethical." Repeat... The experts in the government were told not to do this to healthy women in the YEAR 1974! The warning was ignored.

"Over 280,000 women were recruited without being told that no benefit of mammography had been shown in a controlled trial for women below 50, and without being warned about the potential risk of induction of breast cancer by the test which was supposed to detect it women below 50…mammography gives no benefit..." Mammography was known to cause cancer but the media and the "health officials" in the government stayed silent! The mammography policy pushed by the American Cancer Society to fill its bank account remained the U.S. government policy for ten more years until a massive Canadian study showed conclusively what was known 20 YEARS earlier (1972) but what was not in the interests of ACS and NCI to admit: X- raying the breasts of women younger than age 50 provided no benefit and probably endangered their lives.

1992. Dr. Samuel Epstein “…The high sensitivity of the breast, especially in young women, to radiation induced cancer was known by 1970. Nevertheless, the establishment then screened some 300,000 women with x-ray dosages so high as to increase breast cancer risk by up to 20 percent in women aged 40 to 50 who had mammogram annually. Women were given no warning whatever; how many subsequently developed breast cancer remains uninvestigated. “…Additionally, the establishment ignores safe and effective alternatives to mammography, particularly trans-illumination with infrared scanning. “…For most cancers, survival has not changed for decades. Contrary claims are based on rubber numbers."

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Quote for today

"Personal health should not be abrogated by corporations trying to substitute their corporate serving policies for genuine state concerns over protecting health."