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Vandana Shiva: 1 Billion Go Hungy Due To GMO Farming

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The phrase 'tree hugger' was coined back in the seventies when Vandana Shiva, along with a group of women in India, hugged trees to stop them from being chopped down. In the decades since, Vandana Shiva has become known throughout the world for her environmental campaigns. She says a billion people go hungry in the world because of the way greedy international companies go about their business. So is it a na├»ve world view or could we really end poverty and improve everyone’s life by returning to old fashioned ways of farming?



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Interviewed Guest – Vandana Shiva
Presenter – Sarah Montague

Source: Raw For Beauty

Ancient Remedies Are Modern Natural Cures

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Over the past century, Americans have embraced modern pharmaceutical science and the lifesaving medicines it has produced. In the process, we've relegated to folklore the cures our grandparents relied on. As it turns out, that trove is rich with effective remedies. In fact, even modern medicine relies on plants more than many of us realize, says Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD, senior attending pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital and chief editor of publications for the Natural Standard Research Collaboration, which evaluates scientific data on herbs.

"Practically all of the most widely used drugs have an herbal origin," Ulbricht says. "The number one OTC medication, aspirin, is a synthetic version of a compound found in the willow tree. Many statins are based on fungi; and Tamiflu originated from Chinese star anise."

Following, you'll find a host of age-old remedies whose remarkable effectiveness has been confirmed by new research. Because botanical medicines can interact with other drugs, tell your doctor when you're taking them. The exceptions are the common food items — onions, parsley, and cayenne — when consumed in natural form and conventional amounts.
Lemon Balm

A BALM FOR THE MIND

TRADITION SAYS: Melissa officinalis, a lemon-scented member of the mint family, has long been used to banish anxiety, boost memory, and aid sleep and digestion. It is "good against the biting of venomous beasts, comforts the heart, and driveth away all melancholy and sadnesse," wrote Elizabethan-era herbalist John Gerard in 1597.

RESEARCH PROVES: Got a test, presentation, or other stress-filled occasion coming up? As in days of old, a tea made of lemon balm may help you sleep soundly the night before and keep you calm and focused at the moment of truth, says a 2003 article in Neuropsychopharmacology. Research suggests this plant is effective in extreme situations too. Four weeks of Melissa aromatherapy cut agitation in patients with severe dementia, reports a 2002 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, while 4 months of treatment with an alcohol tincture of the plant significantly reduced dementia and agitation in Alzheimer's patients, according to a 2003 article in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

Lemon balm appears to calm an overactive thyroid (Graves' disease), according to Eric Yarnell, ND, an assistant professor of botanical

medicine at Bastyr University. It also fights viruses; recent studies indicate that lemon balm cream speeds healing of oral herpes lesions and reduces the frequency of outbreaks.

GET THE BENEFIT: For lemon balm's calming effects, try a daily tea made with one-half to one full dropper of tincture or 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb steeped in 1 cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, says herbalist Linda Different Cloud, a PhD candidate in ethnobotany at Montana State University. Ask your doctor first if you take thyroid medication, as the botanical may change the amount you need. To use Melissa topically, follow the instructions on OTC creams, such as Cold Sore Relief or WiseWays Herbals Lemon Balm Cream, available online or at drugstores or health food stores.
Onion

A DOSE OF PREVENTION

TRADITION SAYS: Onions are considered cure-alls in many cultures. In Middle Eastern traditional medicine, they were prescribed for diabetes. During the early 20th century in the United States, William Boericke, MD, recommended onions for respiratory and digestive problems in his influential medical treatise, Homeopathic Materia Medica. Believing that onions would help improve athletic performance, ancient Greek Olympians scarfed them down, drank their juice, and rubbed them on their bodies before competitions.

RESEARCH PROVES: A stack of new studies has confirmed many old-time uses of onions. Their thiosulfinates (sulfur compounds responsible for their smell) reduce diabetes symptoms and protect against cardiovascular disease. Quercetin, a flavonoid found in onions, prevents the inflammation associated with allergies and also protects against stomach ulcers and colon, esophageal, and breast cancers.

And it looks like the ancient Olympians had it right: A 2009 study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that quercetin extract increased endurance — making onions a perfectly legal performance-enhancing substance.

GET THE BENEFIT: Onions may keep the doctor away even better than apples do. Your body absorbs quercetin from onions at least 3 times faster than it does from apples (or from tea, another top source), says a report for the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. To get the most thiosulfinates, choose red or yellow onions. "The more colorful, the better," says Michael Havey, PhD, a USDA geneticist and University of Wisconsin professor of horticulture.

Heat diminishes the thiosulfinates, so eat onions raw or lightly cooked, Havey adds. "Because of differences among types of onions and preparation methods, it's impossible to say how much to eat," he says. "Make them a regular part of a vegetable-and fruitfilled diet."
Cayenne

PAIN FIGHTER

TRADITION SAYS: Columbus is credited with transporting cayenne peppers — also called chiles, after their Aztec name, chil — from the New World to the Old. Consumed in the Americas for some 7,000 years, the fiery-flavored pods reminded the explorer of black pepper, a highly prized — and pricey — spice in Europe at the time. The easy-to-grow chile quickly assumed a central role in traditional cookery and remedies worldwide; folk medicine practitioners used it for everything from pain relief to aphrodisiacs.

RESEARCH PROVES: Capsaicin, the ingredient that gives cayenne its heat, is best known today for pain relief — easing muscle aches, postoperative discomfort, and arthritis. Studies show that it tamps down chemical messengers that transmit pain messages in the brain.

The latest research indicates that the sizzling spice may also assist in weight control. A 2009 paper in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that capsaicin-related compounds helped people lose abdominal fat. Cayenne also appears to control blood sugar. Study participants who ate a lunch containing capsaicin had higher blood levels of a sugar-regulating hormone and less ghrelin, the "hunger hormone," than those who ate a bland meal, reported the European Journal of Nutrition last year.

GET THE BENEFIT: For pain relief, follow package instructions on OTC capsaicin ointments and creams, including Zostrix or Capzasin-HP Arthritis Pain Relief, available in drugstores or online. No dose has been established for weight control; however, cayenne peppers are on the FDA's Generally Recognized As Safe list, so you can add fresh chiles to taste in your favorite dishes (or, more conveniently, powdered cayenne, available in supermarkets). Chop finely, then cook them in soups and stews or add them uncooked to salad dressings.
Plantain

YOUR SKIN'S BEST FRIEND

TRADITION SAYS: Plantain, or Plantago major, a low-growing, oval-leafed plant found all over the globe, is a traditional remedy for skin ailments. Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century Benedictine abbess, healer, composer, and eventually saint, suggested applying it to insect bites in her renowned medical treatise, Physica. Native Americans apply plantain poultices to insect stings, wounds, burns, and more, says Different Cloud, who lives on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North and South Dakota. (Note: Do not confuse this leafy plant with a very different, banana-like tropical fruit that happens to have the same name.)

RESEARCH PROVES: The plant's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help heal breaks in the skin, researchers have found. Its soothing effects work internally too: Psyllium, the seed of one type of plantain, is the source of the fiber in some laxatives.

GET THE BENEFIT: Plantain is difficult to identify, so you're best off buying it from an herbalist. Different Cloud recommends steeping 1/2 cup of dried plantain in 2 cups of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Dip a clean cloth or compress in the warm liquid and place on skin for up to 30 minutes, changing cloths and repeating as necessary. For poison ivy, try Tecnu Rash Relief spray, which contains skin-calming plantain and the traditional itch-relieving herb Grindelia, available at drugstores or online.

Parsley

URINARY TRACT AID

TRADITION SAYS: Parsley root can be used for diseases of the urinary tract, wrote botanist and apothecary John Parkinson in a treatment recommendation he prepared for the Queen of England in 1629. Centuries later, Boericke's Homeopathic Materia Medica recommended parsley for urinary tract ailments, as did The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, a manual of the Eclectics, a group of US physicians who practiced from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s and were famous for their use of North American botanicals.

Of course, after you've eaten all those onions, you'll also need this breath freshener of yore. "The strong smell of onions is quite taken away by the eating of parsley leaves," counseled Parkinson.

RESEARCH PROVES: According to Yarnell's 2002 World Journal of Urology review of several animal studies, parsley roots do increase urine output. The German Commission E, a regulatory body, has approved the plant for cystitis and other urinary tract disorders.

GET THE BENEFIT: If you have a urinary tract infection or a similar discomfort, try drinking three daily cups of tea, each made with 2 g of common parsley (you don't need just the roots), or taking 2 to 4 ml of tincture 3 times each day for the duration of the condition.

To benefit the urinary tract long-term, eat parsley leaves regularly, advises Yarnell. Munch on the sprig decorating your restaurant meal; at home, add chopped leaves to omelets, salads, and hot dishes. One more benefit of eating it: Parkinson's breath-freshening advice will work as well for you as it did for the Queen of England, thanks to parsley's odor-zapping chlorophyll.
Hawthorn

A BOOST TO THE HEART

TRADITION SAYS: From China to Europe to Native America, herbalists have used hawthorn's green leaves, white or pink flowers, and tart red fall berries to strengthen cardiovascular health. "It acts on the muscle of the heart," explained Boericke in the early 20th century; he suggested prescribing it when "heart muscles seem flabby, worn out." Scientists date the use of this shrub to at least the first century, when Dioscorides, a famed Roman physician, wrote of it in De Materia Medica, which became the most influential medical treatise of the next 16 centuries. In Europe and America, hawthorn jams and jellies are longtime favorites.

RESEARCH PROVES: Recent studies back up the old-time uses, indicating that antioxidant compounds in hawthorn relax arterial-wall muscles, increasing blood flow to the heart and preventing or reducing symptoms of coronary artery disease. Studies also show that the flavonoids may both prevent and treat additional cardiac ailments, including congestive heart failure. An analysis of existing studies done in 2008 by Cochrane Researchers found that hawthorn extract increases the heart's strength and exercise tolerance, diminishes its oxygen needs, and reduces cardiac patients' shortness of breath.

GET THE BENEFIT: If you have a cardiac condition, such as CAD, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure, you should be under the care of a health care professional, who can advise you what form to take — tea, tincture, or capsule. Studies showing benefits for the heart used 60 mg doses 3 times a day.

Source: Higher Health
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Nearly 80 Teens Hospitalized After Pesticide Exposure

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Remember when farm work was a wholesome summer job for kids looking for a little extra pocket money?

Back in the day, teens could work outside, learn about farming, and do some healthy physical labor without major health risks.  Working on a farm built physical strength, skills, and character.

Now, with the advent of toxic agricultural practices, farm work can be deadly because of exposure to glyphosate and other deadly chemicals.

Nearly 80 teenagers working for

Team Corn, a Princeton, Ill.-based company that contracts for Monsanto were sent to the hospital yesterday after a crop-duster sprayed the field they were working in with fungicide.

The teenagers were detasseling corn when the chemical drifted over them from a plane that was crop-dusting an adjacent field, said Tom Helscher, a spokesman for Monsanto, the St. Louis-based company using the field to produce seed corn. Pesotum is about 15 miles south of Urbana….

 "…Detasselers – commonly teenagers looking for summer jobs – pull the pollinating tassels off the top of corn plants that will produce seed for future planting… 
…The 79 teens were decontaminated by firefighters at the field just outside Pesotum and then taken to the Carle Foundation Hospital’s emergency room in Urbana to be treated for what appeared to be minor ailments, hospital officials said. 
Emergency room director Allen Rinehart said some of the teen workers had irritated skin but that they were all stable and being released to their parents as they were seen." (source)

The media glossed over the incident, emphasizing that the injuries were minor and that the kids were treated and immediately released from the hospital.

There is no doubt this was an unfortunate accident. As long as agriculture practices these highly toxic methods, though, we will continue to see such accidents. There would be no such risk of poisoning on a farm that implemented organic methods.

But considering that people spraying for Monsanto are generally pictured wearing head to toe protection as well as a respirator, and that reported health issues from chemical drift are severe, including cancer, miscarriage, asthma and birth defects, one has to wonder if the real injuries to these teens will show up a few years down the road.

With this direct exposure, will these kids join the long line of victims of Monsanto?

Source: The Organic Prepper

Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor.  Her website, The Organic Prepper, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca

The US Government is Monsanto's Top Lobbyist Overseas

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Our tax dollars are being used to aggressively push GMO crops around the world. An in-depth analysis by Food and Water Watch (FWW) called “Biotech Ambassadors” details how the U.S. State Department is engaging in
“a concerted strategy to promote agricultural biotechnology overseas, compel countries to import biotech crops and foods that they do not want, and lobby foreign governments—especially in the developing world—to adopt policies to pave the way to cultivate biotech crops.”
In 2010 Wikileaks released a slew of State Department cables that were never meant for public eyes. FWW analyzed 926 of these cables from 2005 to 2009 containing the words “biotech” or “GMO.” From this we clearly see that the agency mobilized its vast resources to promote the interests of the biotech industry and exclude alternative methods of meeting global agricultural challenges.

This is especially true in the developing world. Monsanto is trying to cash in on the hunger problem in countries such as Kenya and Nigeria by taking over their agricultural systems with GMO crops and chemical inputs. What better way than to have the U.S. State Department flex its might on their governments?

Here are some of the ways in which our taxpayer-funded agency carries out its so-called “science diplomacy":

Hosting and coordinating pro-biotech conferences and public events.

Bringing foreign reporters and opinion-makers to the U.S. to “educate” them on the wonders of biotech so they can help overcome public opposition to GMO in their home countries.

“Protect the interests” of biotech exporters and “facilitate trade in agribiotech products.”

Lobbying countries in the developing world to pass legislation favored by the biotech industry.

Opposing laws that would require labeling of GMO foods.

Working with trade representatives to export biotech foods and crops to unwilling countries.

Helping to create new pro-biotech nongovernmental organizations.

Opposing laws requiring labeling of GMO foods.

Swaying public opinion with pamphlets, radio shows, and DVDs to high schools.

Intervening in commercial disputes on behalf of Monsanto.

The FFW analysis is full of quotes and detailed information on the breadth and depth of the State Department crusade. During the five years the number of biotech related cables more than doubled. Annual cables were sent reminding the foreign offices to “pursue an active biotech agenda.”


In 2009 the State Department created a “Feed the Future” initiative that included a partnership with Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill and Syngenta. The agency continued to advocate specifically on behalf of Monsanto even after the company was caught bribing an Indonesian official and paid a $1.5 million fine under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The State Department routinely uses the same propaganda that Monsanto and biotech companies use for their public relations campaigns. They repeat discredited mantras that GMO crops will reduce chemical use when in fact herbicide use has skyrocketed, or that GMO crops provide higher yields when in fact yields have not significantly improved. The most absurd claim is that GMO crops promote sustainable development. How is it sustainable to make farmers buy new seed every year instead of saving seeds for replanting? How is it sustainable to buy chemical fertilizers and herbicides that must be used for these crops, instead of using successful practices of composting and manure management?

The U.S. State Department is acting in a criminal manner by advocating on behalf of Monsanto and other biotech industry giants while excluding alternative, proven methods of sustainable agriculture.

Source: realfarmacy.com

Chemotherapy Doesn't Work 97% Of The Time

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Dr. Peter Glidden cites a recent study that concludes better than 97% of the time, chemotherapy does not work. Yet it’s one of the main treatments in the battle against cancer. Dr. Glidden explains why that’s still the case.


iHealthTube.com - Chemotherapy Doesn't Work 90% Of The Time

Transcript:

Interviewer:  Doctor, when you talk about cancer a little bit, various types out there, what are some of the things that you've seen in terms of your patients, and what are some of the things that you've been able to do?

Peter Glidden, BS, ND: A better thing to talk about in relationship to  . . . well, I will talk about that. A better thing to talk about, however, is the relationship between profits and cancer in the United States. There was a study that was published, I believe it was in 1994. It was a 12-year program, 12-year study. They looked at adults who had developed cancer as an adult, not childhood cancer but adult cancer. This is the main types of cancer that we get here in the United States.

They did a meta-analysis of these people all around the world who developed cancer as adults for 12 years and were treated with chemo. They looked at the results, and they published the results in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. And the results? Ninety-seven percent of the time, chemotherapy does not work. Ninety-seven percent of the time, it doesn't work. So, why is it still used? There's one reason and one reason only: money.

If you go to a medical doctor, an MD, with a sinus infection and that doctor prescribes an antibiotic, he gets no financial kickback. Now, if he prescribes 5,000 of that antibiotic in one month, the drug company that makes it might send him to Cancun for a conference, but he gets no direct remuneration. With chemotherapeutic drugs, it's different. Chemotherapeutic drugs are the only classification of drugs that the prescribing doctor gets a direct cut of.

So, if your doctor prescribes chemotherapy for you, here's how it goes more or less: The doctor buys it from the pharmaceutical company for $5,000, sells it to the patient for $12,000, insurance pays $9,000, and the doctor pockets the $4,000 difference, and there ought to be a law. The only reason chemotherapy is used is because doctors make money from it, period. It doesn't work 97% of the time. If Ford Motor Company made an automobile that exploded 97% of the time, would they still be in business? No.

This is the tip of the iceberg of the control that the pharmaceutical industry has on us. Most people have no idea of this at all. I wrote a book. It's called The MD Emperor Has No Clothes. In my book, I have a bulleted list of 10 questions that every cancer patient should ask their doctor. Ten questions. I've had patients kicked out, literally kicked out of the oncologist's office because the doctor was p.o.'d that the patient was asking him these questions, and these are just common-sense questions.

With cancer treatment in the United States, we have lost the war on cancer. We have lost the war on cancer. Why? Because cancer is not a reductionistic phenomenon. Cancer is a holistic phenomenon. When you try to bring a reductionistic methodology like drugs and surgery to bear on a holistic phenomenon, you will completely miss the boat each and every time. You cannot do it.

Medical doctors are like colorblind art critics. They can see that that's a boat. They can see the black and white outline, but they're completely blind to all of the colors and textures that make up the substance of the thing. There's no difference with cancer. The reason that people get cancer in the United States and the reason that we have completely lousy outcomes is because medical doctors are driving the research bus.

When women get together and do a 5K run for breast cancer, all of that money--do you think any of that money goes to nutritional research? Do you think any of that money goes to homeopathic research or acupuncture or traditional Chinese medicine or naturopathic research? No. All of it goes to drugs and surgery, which do not work.

Why aren't those women running for selenium? If every girl in this country took 200 mcg of selenium, in one generation we'd eliminate breast cancer by 82%. That's a big number. Why aren't we doing that? Because medicine in the United States is a for-profit industry, and most people are completely unaware of this, and most people bow down to the altar of MD-directed high-tech medicine at their own demise. 

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Signs Your Immune System Needs Help

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Symptoms of Impaired Immune System

"To strengthen the immune system, one must address the needs of the whole body.  A strong immune system is essential for health.  It is a very complex system of the body, involving the skin, intestines, nasal mucosa, blood, lymph and many other organs and tissues.  Factors that impair the immune system include nutrient deficiencies, contaminated air, water and food, unhealthful lifestyles and too much exposure to harmful microbes.  Other factors that weaken the immune system are negative attitudes and emotions and the presence of toxic metals, toxic chemicals and biological toxins in the body.  Others are sluggish metabolism, lack of rest and sleep, excessive stress or too much exercise.  As these causative factors are removed or corrected, the immune system improves." -Dr. Lawrence Wilson

Your immune system needs work if you suffer from two or more of the following:

    THREE OR MORE EAR INFECTIONS IN ONE YEAR
    TWO OR MORE SINUS INFECTIONS IN ONE YEAR
    ORAL ANTIBIOTICS USE MORE THAN TWICE IN ONE YEAR
    TWO OR MORE EPISODES OF PNEUMONIA IN ONE YEAR
    FAILURE TO THRIVE (CHILDREN)
    RECURRING DEEP SKIN OR ORGAN ABSCESSES
    ORAL OR CUTANEOUS CANDIDIASIS AFTER AGE ONE
    HISTORY OF MENINGITIS, OSTEOMYELITIS, CELLULITIS, SEPSIS, OR RECURRENT     HERPES ZOSTER
    HISTORY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, LYMPHADENOPATHY OR SPLENOMEGALY
    FAMILY HISTORY OF IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
    INCREASE OR SUSEPTABILITY TO INFECTIONS
    CANCER
    SARS
    THRUSH
    DIARRHEA
    HASIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS
    PERNICIOUS ANEMIA
    ADDISONS’S DISEASE
    DIABETES
    RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
    SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
    MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
    REITER’S SYNDROME
    GRAVES DISEASE
    PSORIASIS
    ECZEMA
    CUSHING’S
    FIBROMYALGIA
    SCLERODERMA
    SJORGREN’S SYNDROME
    DERMATOMYOSITIS
    LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
    STRESS
    CRAVE SUGAR OR SWEETS
    NEED FOR INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTICS TO CLEAR INFECTIONS
    LACK OF ENERGY
    ILLNESS MORE THAN TWICE A YEAR
    DIFFICULTY DIGESTING CERTAIN FOODS
    FOOD ALLERGIES
    RECENT OF FREQUENT USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
    SORE OR PAINFUL JOINTS
    DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING IDEAL WEIGHT
    SLOW RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS
    EXPOSURE TO AIR POLLUTION DAILY
    POOR RESISTANCE TO DISEASE
    BELCHING OR GAS AFTER MEALS
    FEELING OUT OF CONTROL
    FOOD/CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES
    RECURRENT YEAST/FUNGAL INFECTIONS
    CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
    ASTHMA
    DEPRESSION
    SINUSITIS
    ACNE
    MIGRAINES
    ANXIETY
    INSOMNIA
    HIVES
    BOWEL DYSFUNCTION – CHRON’S DISEASE
    HEPATITIS B & C
    HIV
    SHINGLES
    TB
    ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
    LIVER DISEASE
    SILVER AMALGAMS
    HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
    PARASITIC INFECTIONS
    BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS
    ARTHRITIS
    CHEMOTHERAPY
    CORTISONE OR PREDNISONE
    LYMPHOMAS

IMMUNE SYSTEM ASSAULT

Modern living is making it harder to maintain a healthy immune system. Here are just some of the forces working against it.

POOR NUTRITION. Empty calories' is a term that aptly describes the typical American diet. Even a mild deficiency of iron and selenium can cause suppressed immunity and Americans are typically low in both.

HIGH-FAT DIETS. In a 1993 report published in Progressive Food and Nutrition, scientists found that excessive fat intake impairs immunity.

POLLUTION. A recent report published in Environmental Pollution and Neuroimmunology stated that the combined influence of various factors (chemical agents, radiation, stress) may lead to immunodeficiency in the form of respiratory and inflammatory disease. Hundreds of studies show that toxic chemicals impair immune defenses.

STRESS. Stress releases biochemicals that suppress immune function putting us at higher risk for bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Our emotional landscape impacts immunity. One study reported in a 1997 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine stated that post-traumatic stress suffered after Hurricane Andrew had dramatically reduced killer cells in test subjects. Prolonged stress weakens or impairs immune response, making us vulnerable to infections, auto-immune diseases and even cancer. In a recent study published in a 2000 issue of Psychological Medicine, researchers reported that episodes of serious stress experienced early in life may predispose a woman to breast cancer.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE and 'SUPER BUGS'.Once considered miracle drugs, antibiotics are now abused to the point they pose a major health threat worldwide. Bacteria are now outwitting potent antibiotics creating the risk of global infections that won't respond to the best of the high-tech drugs. In a June 12, 2000 press release the World Health Organization announced that almost all major infectious diseases are slowly becoming resistant to existing medicine. In a June 12, 2000 press release the World Health Organization announced that almost all major infectious diseases are slowly becoming resistant to existing medicine.

LOW NATURAL KILLER CELL LEVELS. NK (natural killer cells) provide our first line of defense against invaders. A low NK count means a much higher risk of disease and tissue degeneration. Today we are able to measure the number of natural killer cells, and the news is not good. In addition, the constant barrage of free radicals, alcohol, tobacco, dieting, international travel, eating disorders, prescription drug side effects, day care, food additives, aging, lack of sleep, poor digestion and elimination continually weakens our natural immune defenses."

Source: oawhealth.com

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