Natural Cures Not Medicine: 05/30/13

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Monsanto Loses In Europe!

BREAKING NEWS: Monsanto will halt production of genetically modified corn in all of Europe, 

except Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic. The agrichemical multinational states that it will not spend any more money on trials, development, marketing, court cases or anything else to get GM corn accepted in Europe. Read:

Update* The world's largest producer of seeds, Monsanto, has apparently given up on attempts to spread its genetically modified plant varieties in Europe. A German media report said the firm would end all lobbying for approval. The German newspaper "taz" reported Friday that US agriculture behemoth Monsanto had dropped any plans to have farmers grow its genetically modified (GM) plant varieties in Europe. Monsanto Europe spokesman Brandon Mitchener was quoted as saying the company would no longer engage in any lobbying fur such plants on the continent, adding that at the moment the firm was unwilling to apply for approval of any GM plants. source

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Indian Spice May Reduce Alzheimer's Symptoms by 30%

Indian Spice May Reduce Alzheimer's Symptoms by 30%

Indian food. We love it, crave it, seek out the best Indian restaurants in the ‘hood' but did you realize that you might actually be decreasing your chances of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia when you consume it? There is a compound found in turmeric called cucumin that is widely being studied for its powerful antioxidant properties. Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and is also used in other South Asian cuisines in countries like Nepal and Thailand.

 According to Oregon State University Linus Paul Institute, “Curcumin/Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae).” If we look at other substances that are known to be powerful antioxidants and that have a just-as-powerful colored appearance, like blueberries, tomatoes (lycopene), carrots (beta-carotene), and pomegranates, we see that the trend continues when looking at curcumin. The properties that give these antioxidants their beautiful colors are the same properties that make them beneficial to ingest, to our bodies, boasting the highest of antioxidant properties. Turmeric, known for it’s amazing, bright yellowish-orange color not only is used to spice food, it’s used to dye fabrics as well. Seems like a wonder spice, no? Interestingly enough, not only does it taste good and provide amazing color, it can help with memory problems for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and those with HIV-induced dementia – and even other maladies such as cancer and cystic fibrosis although studies are very preliminary at this point in all areas.

 Alzheimer’s patients have beta amyloid plaque that builds-up in the brain. Early studies show that curcumin helps prevent the build-up of that plaque and is actually helping to allow that plaque to break up and out of the brain. The bright yellow compound, when administered ground up into a capsule or through a tincture, over time, allows the beta amyloid plaque to help be removed and patients show a decreased progression in the disease. What does this mean? TIME. And reduction of symptoms. Not only can some of the patients show an improvement in their dementia symptoms, they will also show a reduction on how quickly the disease spreads. Symptom generations slow speed depending on how well the patient responds to treatment. Patients who had an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s showed significant slowed timetable regarding onset of symptoms. Additionally, it is believed that those who use curcumin as a preventative treatment, those who are at risk for developing the disease, may have a reduced risk of developing it later in life. Those who have HIV and are undergoing supplemental care with curcumin have showed that the onset of HIV-induced dementia is greatly reduced. Blood flow to the brain is greatly improved when the patient is treated with Curcumin – in this case where the “patient” is a lab rat. Studies conducted on the lab rats saw a significant difference between the control group and those where were given the treatment when memory loss was induced. This is very promising for future human treatments.

Preliminary studies on human patients are just as promising. Seniors Health via reported on a “September 2009 European Neuropsychopharmacologyarticle by Tauheed Ishrat et al entitled “Amelioration of cognitive deficits and neurodegeneration by curcumin in rat model of sporadic dementia of Alzheimer’s type (SDAT),” rats were given streptozotocin, which created significant memory problems, or cognitive deficits. The subjects that received supplemental curcumin experienced less memory loss with apparent oxidative potential.” The part that is really desirable is that this is an affordable treatment. So many of the medications for these types of illnesses are so very expensive and hard to obtain in some cases, and if a patient is on experimental therapies the pharmacy bills skyrocket. When considering a treatment that is solely an herb we can reach the summation that the costs are going to be a fraction. But before you reach for the bowl and pestle make sure you check with your doctor. The high dose of curcumin that is required to treat memory issues may cause side effects such as indigestion, gall bladder and liver problems and can even interact with certain medications.

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Chicken Nuggets May Contain Fluoride

Natural Cures Not Medicine!

Do your Chicken Nuggets Contain Fluoride?

Maybe you’re not concerned about the little bit of fluoride you might ingest from brushing your pearly whites each day. You’re probably more concerned about the fluoride coming out of your tap, right? But, these aren’t the only sources of fluoride that you may be exposed to each day. In fact, you could be serving up a dose of fluoride for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The good news is that you can easily navigate the sea of processed products and reduce your risk of health effects from long-term exposure.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element found in air and water – not just your fluoridated tap water, but in all water to some degree. If you live in a large city in the U.S., chances are good that your tap water has had fluoride added to it since 43 of the 50 largest cities engage in community water fluoridation. This makes you are a member of the club representing 62% of the population, or roughly 144 million people that have fluoridated tap water. (1) However, some of the highest concentrations of fluoride in drinking water don’t always come from the public water supply but from deep wells. And here’s another unpleasant surprise: fluoride has also found its way into many ordinary foods and beverages.

One Lump or Two?

A national survey of oral health in the U.S. conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that dental fluorosis occurs in 32% of American children between the ages of 6 and 19, an increase of 9% from two decades ago. The survey also revealed that African American children experienced a greater rate of incidence than all other ethic groups, although the reason is not clear. (2) What is evident is that the increased exposure to fluoride is not related to accidentally swallowing toothpaste.

According to the Medical College of Georgia, fluoride may be your cup of tea – literally. The tea plant, which is brewed into the world’s most consumed beverage, absorbs fluoride from the soil to the tune of 3 to 4 parts per million (ppm). A few cups a day doesn’t present a significant risk, but some studies indicate that people who drink large amounts of black tea are at higher risk for a bone disease called skeletal fluorosis. (3) Fluoride is also found in prepared iced tea mixes, but in smaller amounts, generally between 1 and 4 ppm.

Process This

Many processed foods and beverages contain fluoride for one simple reason: they’re processed with fluoridated water from the public supply. This includes soft drinks, fruit juices, infant formula, cereal, canned soup, dried fruits, wine and beer. Scientists at Oregon State University have found that chicken nuggets and other processed chicken products that undergo mechanical deboning significantly contribute to fluoride overload, with nuggets and sticks containing an average of 3.6 ppm and pureed chicken meals for infants up to 5.6 ppm. (4)


Hard Facts to Swallow

Fluoride is not an essential nutrient, which means your body doesn’t need it to function and there’s no such thing as fluoride deficiency. This element is, however, more toxic than lead and only slightly less toxic than arsenic. The current argument in the scientific community doesn’t appear to be related to toxicity of fluoride in general but its degree of chronic toxicity, meaning the long-term effects of ingesting sustained levels of fluoride over time. Ironically, the Institute of Medicine maintains that the “safe” daily intake of fluoride over the course of a lifetime is 10 milligrams per day – the same amount the agency admits can cause skeletal fluorosis within 10 to 20 years. (5) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledges the toxicity of fluoride because of its use in pesticides and rodenticides, yet it’s in your child’s toothpaste. If you didn’t immediately run to check for yourself just now, we’ll fill you in: the FDA requires fluoride toothpaste to include a poison warning that directs consumers to the poison control center in the event more than the amount of paste needed for brushing goes down the hatch.

Numerous studies indicate that a wide variety of health risks are associated with prolonged, elevated intake of fluoride, specifically arthritis, kidney disease, cancer, thyroid disease, cardiovascular disease, glucose intolerance and infertility. (6)

Tips to Reduce Fluoride

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) provides some great information on how to significantly reduce the amount of fluoride in your life (See References). But first, be assured that the fluoride that naturally occurs in whole foods, including dairy, grains, meat, fruit and vegetables, is very low and not likely to cause health problems. The exception to this is tea and seafood, as well as water from deep wells. That said, consider drinking green and white teas, which come from the same plant but are made using young leaves with lower fluoride levels and undergo minimum processing. Enjoy seafood, but in moderation. And if you have well water, have it analyzed and/or install water filters either at the well house or the tap. Installing tap filters or a water filtration system for the entire house is also a good idea if you have municipal water that is treated with fluoride.

At the store, keep in mind that the more processed the food or drink is the more fluoride it likely contains. Choose 100% fruit juice over fruit “drinks” and beverages made from concentrate. Whenever possible, buy organic foods and beverages since they are free of pesticides that contain fluoride (not to mention other toxic chemicals). Of particular importance is to opt for organic nuts, beans, dried beans, dried fruit (including raisins), grapes and wine. When it comes to convenience, buy a roasted organic chicken to help you prepare busy weeknight meals instead of deli sliced chicken breast or frozen nuggets. At home, try to prepare foods using filtered water as much as possible.


The American Dental Hygienists' Association: Fluoride Facts

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Surveillance for Dental Caries, Dental Sealants, Tooth Retention, Edentulism, and Enamel Fluorosis --- United States, 1988--1994 and 1999—2002

Science Daily: Tea May Contain More Fluoride Than Once Thought, Research Shows

Fluoride Action Network: Fluoride Levels in Mechanically Deboned Chicken

Fluoride Action Network: Health Effects

Fluoride Action Network: FAQ

FAN’s Grocery Store Guide: 7 Ways to Avoid Fluoride in Beverages and Food

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Cannabis Prevents Cancer From Spreading

The health benefits of Cannabis (marijuana):

Cannabis is an Anti-Metastatic which means it can prevent cancer from spreading to other organs.

Cannabis is 100% all natural. It can be used as fuel - fiber - food and medicine. All parts of the cannabis planet are useful. From the seeds to the stalks and everything in between. We have posted many articles about the science behind cannabis and it's hundreds if not thousands of uses. You can help make this plant legal for medical cancer treatments by making more aware and signing petitions like this one.

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Yesterday Rick Simpson was LIVE on the Radio answering questions to all of those that had questions about how cannabis cures cancer and other diseases. If you are interested in learning more about this miracle plant please see some of our previous articles below:

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The Health Benefits of Smoking Marijuana

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Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

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