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Bill Gates Funding "Anti-Vaccine Group" Surveillance

Vaccine and population control mega-advocate Bill Gates is now funding anti-vaccine group surveillance.

For example, a $100K grant was recently disbursed to Seth C. Kalichman, professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, for "Establishing an Anti-Vaccine Surveillance and Alert System," which intends to "establish an internet-based global monitoring and rapid alert system for finding, analyzing, and counteracting misinformation communication campaigns regarding vaccines to support global immunization efforts." 

In his efforts to further vaccine propaganda, Gates has said that anti-vaccine groups kill children.  Well, Mr. Gates, you can say whatever you like...that doesn't make it true.  It is common for powerful people to say whatever suits their purposes to further their agenda and their profits.  The truth is that vaccines have and do kill children, and their harm is irrefutable.  The truth is that vaccines do not eradicate disease.  The truth is that vaccinated children have been known to contract the illnesses for which they were vaccinated.  The truth is that contracting certain childhood illnesses is not a death sentence, but is actually beneficial for a healthy immune system.  The truth is very different from Gates' presentation of his version of the "facts."

If Gates truly cared for the well-being of children, he would advocate for legitimate vaccine education and parental choice.  Coercion is not education.  Regulating away personal freedoms never helped anyone.

Read the full article here:

Gates Foundation Funds Surveillance of Anti-Vaccine Groups

Learn more about the vaccination problem (many links and resources):

Protecting Our Children from Fear-Based Medicine and Vaccine Damage

TV Watching Is Bad for Your Brain

 Sure, I occasionally enjoy some television programming, especially of the PBS Masterpiece Theatre or Mystery variety.  I like to watch documentaries from time to time, or cooking shows.  I sometimes catch up on alternative news bites or fellow herbalists' techniques with youtube videos.  I'm not suggesting that any amount of TV indulgence will destroy all your brain cells.  But regular TV consumption does have a deleterious effect on the brain, especially on the developing brains of children.

Of course I make no apologies for being an avid lover of good books...educational non-fiction and good literature, much of it classic literature.  We all have different personal definitions of twaddle for both books and electronic programming.  Good books, not twaddle, have a positive effect on the brain.  Reading uses multiple brain processes, and brain activity during reading is heightened, whereas it diminishes during television viewing, which is a passive and "hypnotic" activity.  

I think it is fair to agree with our grandparents that we are a culture of "dumbed down" people compared to generations past, and it wasn't book reading that got us here.  A daily dose of TV watching creates less active brains and less thinking people.  To cogitate more on this issue, read:

How TV Affects Brain Waves

Brain Wave Studies: TV vs. Reading

Effects of TV on the Brain

Effect of Stimulus Rate and Duration on Brain Activitiy During Reading

Getting "Lost" in a Book Means Heightened Brain Activity



Mandatory Pediatric Chemo May Become Standard Protocol...

...And you will be treated as a criminal if you don't comply.  This is coercion and tyranny of the worst sort, as the victims will be your children and you will be rendered helpless.  Chemotherapy is poisoning and it is NOT a cancer cure.  Whether you trust the cancer industry and its protocols or not (and I urge you not to, and to study the issue at great length), you certainly have the inalienable, human, and parental rights to make what you believe to be the best choices for your children.  The power should not lie in the hands of doctors and government officials who desire to act as a nanny state and control us all.  

Read about this important issue here:

Mandatory Pediatric Chemo: Child Abuse

To learn more truth about cancer, its genuine cures, and the cancer industry:


Vitamin D Good! Sunscreen bad!

Our society is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of appropriate vitamin D levels, especially for pregnant women and children.  Vitamin D affects crucial systems in your body, impacting immunity and cellular activity, as well as bone formation and brain function.  Vitamin D helps to prevent cancer and is necessary for your body to absorb and use calcium.  Vitamin D is crucial to fetal development, especially brain development.  Vitamin D is vital to our health and our children's developing bodies for more reasons than I can give here.

The best source for vitamin D is sunlight.  Our habits of avoiding the sun and using copious amounts of (chemically laden) sunscreen have not improved our health, and has kept us from absorbing this most essential of nutrients.  Ironically, many sunscreens themselves presents cancer risks.  Spending a minimum of 20 minutes daily in direct sunshine (no sunscreen) with limbs exposed is a health tonic!  Does sunshine cause cancer?  I'll let you battle that controversy for yourself...suffice it to say that LACK of sunshine has certainly been shown to cause cancer.  And sunscreen isn't the benign shield we've been led to believe.  If you are concerned about sunburn or over-exposure, just cover up after your healthful sunbathing.  Hats and lightweight long sleeves make great sun shields.

Other good sources of vitamin D include Real Foods rich in the vitamin, such as pastured eggs, oysters, liver, and grass-fed raw butter.  Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D, as is lard from pastured pigs.  Remember, source is everything...the animal products that you hope will nourish you are only as good as their feed and sun exposure.  Confined, primarily grain-based, GMO-fed animals will not only keep you malnourished, but they will damage your health.

To better understand how much vitamin D you need and why, please peruse the following information, including a link to a home test for determining your vitamin D levels:

Vitamin D:  How Much and What Are the Benefits?

Vitamin D Deficiency Research Articles

GreenMed's Vitamin D Page

The VitaminD Council

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy

Vitamin D Requirements During Pregnancy

Home Test for Vitamin D Deficiency

Sunscreen Cancer-Causing Ingredients

The Sunshine Vitamin

Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Junk Food Is as Dangerous as Cigarettes

Certain deleterious health effects of smoking may appear faster, but junk food is just as toxic to your body, as well as addictive (yes, I'm talking about you, sugar).  

By now, we all know the dangers of cigarettes to the smoker:  respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, infertility, cancer.  And we know non-smokers suffer, too, as second-hand smoke similarly damages the health of its victims.  Smoking around babies and children causes them to suffer respiratory malfunctions (such as asthma), heart malfunctions and worse (SIDS).  Smoking during pregnancy will damage or even kill a woman's baby.  

But is feeding children junk food any less a form of child abuse than forcing them to breathe toxic second-hand smoke?  Junk food consumed by mom damages baby's development in utero and impacts long-term physical and mental health.  Consuming junk food seriously damages children's physical and neurological development and causes numerous health malfunctions, illness and diseases.  Of course, junk food damages adult bodies, too.

The average commercial junk food, like fast food, candy bars, soda, snack cakes, chips, etc. contain a toxic slew of frankenfoods (GMOs like soy and corn), high fructose corn syrup, highly processed "foods," additives, fillers, colors, preservatives, various chemicals.  These "edible" substances are laboratory-designed, factory-processed, denuded, adulterated sludge that don't qualify as food.

The negative health impacts resulting from the ingestion of said "foods" include:

  • Liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease/Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Immune suppression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Infertility/Endocrine disorders
  • Respiratory disease
  • Neurological malfunctions
  • Premature aging
  • Cancer

You are what you eat.  Simple truth.  It cannot be overstated.  The engine only runs as well as the fuel you put in it.  We could perform study after study and discourse in debate after debate, but is that really needful?  We intuitively know and understand that what we put in our bodies either makes us ill or well.  We see the age in which we live, the food stuffs available, the toxins ubiquitous in our environment, food and pharmaceuticals...we see the continuing rates of chronic illness in our culture.  It doesn't take degrees and certifications to understand such a blatant and simple truth.  Garbage in, garbage out.  Junk food maims and then it kills.  

Here are some links for further study, book recommendations and an informative video on toxic sugar.  And, to end on a lighter note, a satirical look at junk food by comedian Tim Hawkins:

Junk Food Lowers IQ

Some Truths about HFCS

Dangers of HFCS

GMOs Damage Kidneys and Liver

GMO Dangers Info

Smoking and French Fries Both Bad for Baby

Junk Food Marketing to Children

We Must Demonize Junk Food for the Sake of Our Children




California Wants to Force Vaccinate...

A new bill before the California senate would effectively strip parents' rights to make vaccination decisions for their children.  

When Dr. Richard Pan’s bill, AB 2019, was debated in a public hearing before California’s Senate Committee on Health, Dawn Richardson, Director of Advocacy for the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC), showed up to explain why she and her organization opposed the bill. If the bill is enacted into law, Richardson says, it will in effect force mandatory vaccinations onto children even when their parents have decided it’s in their best interest to deny them. Under current law, parents may file a “personal belief exemption” which allows their children to attend public school without vaccinations. But under Pan’s bill, a doctor must sign off on the parents’ decision first, and most of them won’t.

Mandatory Vaccination Battle Heats Up in CA

CA Bill to Restrict Vaccine Exemption

National Vaccine Information Center (news and guidance to help parents make informed vaccine decisions)

Genetically Engineered Babies...Coming Soon to a Womb Near You?!

God forbid that Aldous Huxley's futuristic dystopian vision is becoming our reality.  Are we truly edging perilously closer to the era of lost humanity a la Brave New World or Andrew Nichol's sci-fi flick Gattaca?

U.K's Daily Mail reported this week that the world's first genetically engineered babies have been "created."

The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.

So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three 'parents'.

Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.

I am nauseated.  I have not the adequate words to express my dismay and disgust at the diabolical implications of this vile pursuit.  Science is run amok!  The biotech wizards are drunk on their own arrogance and delusions.  How far are they planning and willing to go?  Could the successful genetically engineered baby project be one giant domino toppling us closer to the reality of transhumanism (a reprehensible desire to annihilate our innate divinely created humanity)?

We already live in a world where U.S. lawmakers, in bed with GMO-producing big ag corporations, are refusing to protect consumer rights.  Our FDA tells us unequivocally that we do not have the right to consume the food of our choice, nor the fundamental right to physical health!  We live in a world where dictatorial regimes enforce abortion as a population control measure.  We live in the modern age of science as god, of anything goes, of "it can be done, so it should be done."  Our scientific culture applauds the manipulation, exploitation and destruction of nature and natural processes.  First it was our food supply, next it was animals, and finally...it's us?! 

The abominable act of genetically engineering humans is wrong on so many levels.  First and foremost, it violates our most essential, fundamental, natural and miraculously beautiful human process: Procreation.  Where will the experiments end?  How long before control-freak governments partner with the mad scientists and enforce a policy that strips us of this inalienable human right and leaves in its wake a brainwashed populace queuing up for designer babies?  Is it possible?

God forbid!

The Black and White Truth about Vaccine Damage

The Chalkboard Campaign, sponsored by VaxTruth.org, is working to educate parents about the truth of vaccine dangers.  The following video is a great, simple introduction to the significant problems associated with vaccination and the lies doctors tell.

Read more about the Chalkboard Campaign and study the information presented, such as the LACK of scientific evidence for the safety and efficacy of vaccinations, the evidences of vaccine-induced harm, and a comprehensive guide to vaccine ingredients:

Chalkboard Campaign overview and numerous articles

The Chalkboard Campaign Articles and Video on preventdisease.com

Vaccine Ingredients


Having a Baby Can Heal Your Heart...

...Literally!  As many of us who have yearned for motherhood during times of infertility know, gaining a child is an emotionally and spiritually healing experience beyond description.  Becoming a mother fulfills a heart yearning ... heals that empty child-shaped space.  It is a gift, a blessing, a challenge and weighty responsibility.  And now, research shows that having a baby can physically heal a damaged heart.

Fetal cells can persist in a mother's body (in up to 75% of women) for up to 50 years after she gives birth; those cells can have a positive physiological effect, including the potential to repair damaged maternal tissue.  A study published this year in the Circulation Research journal indicated that the fetal cells left within mom can differentiate into various types of heart cells, actually repairing mom's heart damage.

Read more here:

Baby Gives Back

Canola Oil is Not a Healthy Food...

...nor is it Real Food at all.  Controversy seems to surround this popular commercial "food," which is touted by the industry as a healthy, unsaturated oil.  [An oxymoron, of course.]  Questions about canola abound:  is it healthy, is it not healthy, is it GMO, is it not GMO...  I shake my head in frustration whenever I see canola oil being marketed as "non-GMO," as if such an animal exists.

Canola Oil history brief:  No, canola oil does not come from the canola plant.  Canola is an acronym that stands for Canadian Oil, Low Acid.  Canola's origins are a story of food politics and profit cravings.  Looking for a cheap, ubiquitous oil to replace industry-vilified butter, unpopular corn and soy oil, and expensive olive oil, food industry scientists in the 1970s began playing with the rapeseed plant, whose naturally high erucic acid content posed too much concern (erucic acid is associated with heart lesions).  Laboratory design and technological machinations gave birth to canola, originally named LEAR (low erucic-acid rapeseed) oil. 

Defenders of canola's manipulated beginnings say that the rapeseed plant wasn't originally spliced with genetic material from other species, nor was it injected with Roundup, etc, so it isn't really genetically modified in the dangerous sense.  They make it sound as if the rape plant is being bred as naturally and easily as a terrier might breed with a poodle.  That simply is not so...even a perusal of original scientific documentation reveals the level of technological manipulation involved to achieve the product we know as canola oil.  The truth remains that the rapeseed plant was manipulated, including seed splicing, the plant was tinkered with until it produced a desired effect, and an unnaturally occurring product emerged.  Canola oil would not exist outside the work of "science."  And today, canola oil is being aggressively genetically modified, with who knows what being added to its genetic code.  Eighty percent of canola being grown is GMO.  Science strikes again.

And that is the key issue here.  Food does not come from a food science or biotechnology lab (or any lab, for that matter).  Food grows out of the ground and in the ocean and comes from animals who eat what grows out of the ground and in the ocean.  Science doesn't create food, God did.  When science has to jump through hoops and apply its technology to create something edible (and profitable), the result is not food.  Just because you can chew it and swallow it, just because it tastes good and you keep breathing, doesn't make it food and it certainly doesn't make it nourishing.

As with all "vegetable" oils, canola is highly subject to rancidity, causing free radical formation in our bodies.  Like other "vegetable" oils, canola needs to be chemically extracted (petroleum in your food, anyone?).  Like other "vegetable" oils, canola lacks saturated fat, the essential nutrient that is the basis of human hormone, brain and heart health.  Like other "vegetable" oils, canola lacks a healthy balance of omega fatty acids, providing too much omega 6 (which can cause inflammation).  Shall I go on?  I'm sure you get the idea...  Canola isn't the only health villain in the bunch; vegetable oils as a group should be avoided.  Their marketing as "healthy" foods does not stand on honest, evidence-based science.  This snake oil is the work of the food industry, its partner the medical industry, and clever advertising.

Vegetable oils as a concept is somewhat ludicrous.  What vegetable or grain naturally produces oil?  When you pick up a vegetable and squeeze it, does oil emerge?  Not the way an olive does, or a nut...and certainly not like the fat from animals.  If we didn't have food science laboratories, we wouldn't have vegetable oils...and society would be better off for it.  In fact, if we didn't have food science laboratories, we'd all be healthier...we'd be forced to eat Real Food.

Read More:

Canola Oil: The Hidden History (the mustard gas/toxicity claims are a point of controversy, but the history is verifiable)

Know Your Fats: The Great Con-ola (Fallon's original article, same as above)

Methods of Breeding for Oil Quality in Rape (seed)   (original scientific abstract)

Why You Should Never Eat Vegetable Oils



If You Eat Industrial Beef, You Could Be Ingesting Pink Slime

Just talking about pink slime brings to my mind that old clip of Charlton Heston, in the film Soylent Green, screaming...."It's people!!  Soylent Green is made of people!!"  Now, pink slime isn't made from people (at least not that I'm aware), but it is disgusting...and it's an unlabeled ingredient in commercial ground beef products.  You know, the stuff you buy in the conventional grocery store, or order in any non-organic, non-slow food restaurant, or even have fed to your children at school.  

Pink slime is a popular news item of late, but how many consumers heard of it before now?  Likely not the masses of people who have been ingesting the stuff.  Pink slime is "a food additive consisting of heated and processed beef scrap waste treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria. This matter closely resembles disinfected beef puree. The material is not sold directly to consumers on its own, but is used as a filler in ground beef."  (Thanks, Wikipedia.)  To learn more about pink slime, read the links below.

This repulsive, harmful non-food product composed of animal waste...who knows exactly what and which parts...appears in 70% of supermarket ground beef and regularly fills fast food burgers (yes, we see you, McDonald's!).  If John Q. Public wasn't convinced before that no one should be eating the poison that passes for food at such establishments, perhaps this will be the needed catalyst for conviction.

I add the pink slime tale to the annals of "just another reason to ONLY eat REAL food."  The only slime I encounter is what grows on my kombucha scoby.  And I know that's good for me.

The silver lining to this slimy cloud is the impact that activism is having on the pink slime industry, actually causing the shut down of the plants that produce the vile stuff.  So the next time you think that your concern, your voice, your efforts to fight the madness pervading our society is all for nought, remember the slime.

Pink Slime in Burgers

Activism Shuts Down Pink Slime Plants

Pink Slime and the Restaurant Business

Pasteurized Milk Causes Cancer

Finally, for those who still believe they need "experts," and "scientific studies" to confirm what common sense tells us about Real Food:

Harvard Study Confirms Industrial Pasteurized Milk Causes Cancer

I have nothing more to say; it's all been said by Real Food activists before...  But please, share this information with your friends, family and neighbors who are still on the fence or fully indoctrinated.  Knowledge is power, and sharing knowledge is a wonderful gift to give.

Actually, there is something more to say...be sure to read part two of the above-linked Natural News article, and note how our government is promoting further dangerous and health-destroying farming habits in U.S. dairies.

Agent Orange Is Coming Soon to a Grocery Store Near You...

...At least, that's what Dow AgroScience wants.  If Dow's petition is granted by the federal government, the already dangerous patchwork of GMO corn being grown in America will become the recipient of a weapon of mass destruction.  I doubt anyone needs to be reminded of the pain and suffering caused by Dow's Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.  So do we really want it to be sprayed all over the American food supply?  Not that GMO corn is food, but we all know how these evils spread....

To learn more, please read the following articles and make your voice heard.

Food Bits & Bites Newsletter Issue 8

Natural News: Dow Seeking Deregulation...

Mercola: Agent Orange in Your Food

We Were Right About Processed Food...

...It doesn't break down and digest properly in your body.  And now, with camera technology crammed into a pill, you can see the ugly truth for yourself.

Heba, author of the beautiful real food blog, My Life in a Pyramid, posted a great entry about an experiment conducted to show what really happens to the food you eat.  I hope it convinces any fence sitters that gatorade and ramen noodles are not food!  Check out the youtube video for yourself:

You Can Fight for Food Sovereignty

I am compelled to share this excellent food politics post and urge you to take action:

Maine Challenges Food Sovereignty

In summary, a small-town farmer in Maine, who happens to reside in a town where the local government has declared "Food Sovereignty," is being sued by the state for producing and selling Real Food.  The Food Sovereignty movement in Maine began in Sedgwick and grew to a handful of other small towns.

The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” This includes raw milk, locally slaughtered meats, and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s also a decided bucking of state and federal laws. -- Food Renegade

The concept of declaring Food Sovereignty is brilliant and long overdue...if Blue Hill, ME falls to big gov't (whose witch hunt is of course prompted by big ag interests), where is the hope for the rest of us?  We should all get involved to promote similar ordinances in our towns.  

Please act on the plight of farmer Dan Brown and write to the Maine politicians involved (see info at the end of the abovementioned post.)

Grain-based raw milk can make you sick...

We "real foodies" are passionate promoters of good food in all its pure, natural glory.  And no real food seems to come under fire more than raw milk.  I have no desire to summarize the debate, nor highlight the issues here; I simply want to remind everyone that the quality of your raw milk matters.  To read more about raw milk, please see my article, The Truth about Real Milk.

Only grass-fed raw milk is real milk (specific to cows' milk).  It is not a good idea to drink raw milk from cows living on a grain-based diet.  All commercial, industrial milk comes from grain-based dairies, and it is all pasteurized, sterilized, deodorized, "supplementized," adulterated, etc.  We real foodies know to avoid such sludge...but it is important that we remind ourselves and our curious friends that grain-based raw cows' milk can be harmful and should be avoided.

Cows thrive on their natural diets...any creature does.  Because cows were designed to eat grass and grass alone, their guts are not equipped to properly digest a steady diet of grains.  Among other deleterious effects, such a diet changes the ph of the cow's gut, promoting the growth of malevolent e. coli...the well-known, oft-publicized cause of food borne illness.  

Raw milk is not the enemy...harmful e. coli does not infect cows and their milk arbitrarily.  The primary culprit is the grain-based diet.  So if you want to consume and enjoy Real Milk, make sure it is raw milk from free-range GRASS-fed cows.  To learn more, read:

Eatwild.com on Food Safety

Cornell News on Cattle Diet and e. coli

Science Daily on Diet and Disease in Cattle

Study on Grain Feeding and e. coli in Cattle



You have a deathtrap in your kitchen...

We are all concerned with the food industry using nuclear waste to irradiate consumer foods (in the name of "safety," ridiculously enough...if big ag weren't allowed to practice such dirty farming techniques, we wouldn't have a problem that needed to be eradicated).  But how many people realize they are irradiating their foods and themselves at home?

If you use a microwave oven, you are causing serious harm to your food and yourself.  Microwaving is not cooking.  Among other assaults, a microwave depletes your food of nutrition and mutates its cellular structure (with a carcinogenic result).  No one who cares about the quality of their food and their long-term health should use a microwave oven.  And the offensives go deeper...  Did you ever wonder why hospitals shouldn't microwave blood before transfusions or why mothers are warned against microwaving baby's bottle (the potential results are death and malnutrition, respectively)?  

Read below for the shocking truth about microwave ovens, their history and their effects on our food and health.  This is information you need to know, and it isn't being promoted by our government, health agencies or the electronics industry.  Please unplug and throw out your microwave, then use the money you would have spent on an upgrade to buy a nice convection toaster oven or a new enameled or stainless pan.  Your body will thank you!

Microwave Hazards

Hidden Hazards of Microwaves

Microwaving Isn't Safe

Dangers of Microwaves

Tom Valentine's Original article in Nexus Magazine (for purchase)


You do NOT have the right to eat what you choose?!

Yes, our world just keeps getting crazier and more infuriating.  The plots of decades-old dystopian, dictatorial, Big Brother books seem to be playing out before our eyes.  Are we awake and watching?

The government has said, more than once through different vehicles, that we, the people, do NOT have a fundamental right to eat the foods of our choice...to produce and eat our own food!  Lunacy...

This is not going away, my friends, and we need to fight this tide.

Just read for yourself and continue to research and warn others:

Wisconsin ruling

FDA Food Dictators

FDA Legal Brief (associated with link above)

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