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September 30th, 2014

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Genetics Research—A Largely Failed Science Now Used for Social Control?

September 30th, 2014
Boy, I Did Not Know This!!

Boy, I Did Not Know This!!

By  Dr. Mercola

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Story at-a-glance

  • Government, industry, and scientists appear to be in collusion to hide the fact that everything from human health and intellectual capacity to various addictions are indeed caused by the environment in which we find ourselves
  • A strong case can be made for the theory that our health science is in the grip of hidden political forces that stand to gain by promoting the idea that poor health and other life
  • Achievements are driven by genetic factors The science of epigenetics challenges the conventional view of genetics, proving that the…. ( Click Here for Full Copyrighted Story)

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All references and additional stories are located as footnotes in the Full Story

Why Dr. Andrew Weil is Dead Wrong About Fluoride

August 21st, 2014

by

I Wanna KNOW What's Good...!

I Wanna KNOW What’s Good…!

Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

I have to admit, I found this to be truly shocking.

Here’s what happened. I have received emails from several Savers regarding Dr. Andrew Weil’s differing opinion on fluoride. While I respect him for being an advocate of natural health and commend him for doing a lot of good, I vehemently disagree with his stance on fluoride.

The dangers of fluoride ingestion are scientifically backed. It’s a fact, not hearsay, that fluoride harms your bones and your health.

So I am surprised that Dr. Weil continues to recommend using fluoride as a ‘healthy’ additive to water and toothpaste.

He has even gone so far as to say that “concerns about fluoride are overblown.”1

Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, we’re not sounding enough of an alarm.

** ** ** **Read the Rest of Vivian’s Posting HERE:
http://saveourbones.com/why-dr-weil-is-dead-wrong-about-fluoride/

 

Sneaky Ways Added Sugars Hide in Your Cereals and Other Foods

March 21st, 2014
BEWARE!! High Acidity!! Heavy Sugar!!

BEWARE!! High Acidity!! Heavy Sugar!!

By

Alice Marson BS MS

Would you be shocked if you were told that you were consuming more than 10 times the amount of sugar daily than is recommended by the American Heart Association? That would be 250g or over a cup (8oz) of sugar, or 130 pounds of added sugar a year.

You may be-just maybe, taking in more sugar than you realize or want to.

Sugar offers no nutrients, such as protein, healthy fats, or enzymes, just empty and quickly digested calories that actually pull minerals from the body during digestion.

Dr. David Reuben, author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Nutrition says, “White refined sugar is not a food. It is a pure chemical, extracted from plant sources, purer, in fact than cocaine, which it resembles in many ways.”

Troyen Brennan, CVS Drugstore Chief Medical Officer, who announced in February 2014 that CVS is removing tobacco products from their shelves in October 2014. There is speculation that sugary beverages should be next.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the most dramatic findings yet linking high sugar consumption to heart disease. The WHO (World Health Organization) and the American Heart Association recommend that less than 10 percent of a person’s daily calories should come from the added sugars found in processed foods, snacks, and beverages, but 71 percent of Americans exceed that figure. “ The Average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar a day,” says lead author, Quanhe Yang, of the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

Sugar-sweetened beverages comprise 37 percent of American adult added sugar intake. Next at 14 percent were cereals, cookies, cake and candies.

The weekly ads of many groceries and drugstores are dominated by soda, sugary cereals and products, and candy. Close by in the pharmacy are products for diabetes and obesity. What a paradox!!!!!!!!

The leading experts about health issues plaguing Americans are saying our overconsumption of sugar is contributing to a tsunami-sized national health crisis. Not only the diabetes and obesity crises, but also research fingers sugar-overload in the development of high LDL (bad) cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, inflammation, cancer, and early onset Alzheimer’s.

The safe zone for sugar is 25g (about 1 oz.) of added sugar daily. Sugar masquerades on labels, in addition to high fructose corn syrup, as barley malt, sucrose, dextrose, carob syrup, fruit juice concentrate, honey, lactose, maltose, rice bran and sorghum syrups. Manufacturers use these sweeteners to enhance flavor instead of fat. Even your supposedly healthy and organic cereals and foods can have these added sugars. You must read the Nutrition Facts and ingredients’ labels to see the added sugars. For people who are trying to shed pounds or dodge sugars this is a must.

Cereals are not the only foods with added sugars. Soda and sweetened ice tea can have 36-39g of sugar. Others are ketchup, low-fat salad dressings, fat-free foods, mayonnaise, peanut butter, yoghurt, canned vegetables and soup, pasta sauce, coleslaw, bread, salt, and enhanced water. Check your box of salt-it will probably contain dextrose.

The really good news is that you don’t have to go overboard. Once you become sugar smart and know where the sugar is hiding in your diet, you can make smarter choices. You can decide when and where you want to eat sugary foods and what kinds of sugar are acceptable to you.

So, check labels and ingredients for the added sugars. Take a close look at your diet and kick out the hidden sugars so that you can stay in the safe zone of about 25g (about 1 oz.) or about 12 teaspoons a day.

So, currently, you need to right-size the sugar in your diet. You will be amazed at the results; your health, energy, and your waistline will thank you.

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www. wellnessmama.com/15/harmful-effects-of-sugars

www.prevention.com/food/eatong

www.bbc.co.uk

Prevention magazine-Jan.2014

Akron Beacon Journal (02/14/14) article by Derrick Z. Jackson of Boston Globe- Next, Pull Sugar-laden Drinks from the Shelves

Beware of These 4 Food Label Claims (From Oprah Winfrey Network)

March 10th, 2014

by Johannah Sakimura

Bold nutrition claims often over-promise and under-deliver.
You can hardly grocery shop without being bombarded by products promising you more vitamins, more fiber, more nutrients, more everything. According to a 2013 USDA report, 43 percent of all new items that made their way to store shelves in 2010 carried at least one health claim on their packaging. We reality-check the lingo, so you know exactly what you’re getting from your favorite foods.
The Claim: “With Omega-3s”
The Real Deal: Heart-healthy omega-3s get top billing on everything from peanut butter to milk to bread. But don’t get too excited. Some products contain only 32 milligrams of the healthy fat per serving — one-tenth the amount in a half ounce of salmon. You’re better off following the American Heart Association’s guidelines, which recommend eating at least two weekly servings (3.5 ounces cooked) of fatty fish like salmon or trout to get the most omega-3s in your diet.
The Claim: “Good Source of Antioxidants”
The Real Deal: Packaged foods need to contain only 10 percent of your daily intake of antioxidants, like vitamins A, C, and E, to be considered a “good source,” according to the Food and Drug Administration. Instead, consume a full spectrum of antioxidants from natural sources like fruits and vegetables. One small carrot, for example, provides more than twice the amount of vitamin A that a full serving of one antioxidant-enriched cereal does. Aim for four servings of fruits and five servings of veggies per day — the more colorful they are, the higher the antioxidant levels.
The Claim: “High in Fiber”
The Real Deal: Some loaves of bread, energy bars, and even waffles can deliver up to 35 percent of your daily fiber requirement per serving, but much of the added fiber can be man-made or extracted from plants. And while studies have shown that a high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of heart disease, the research applies to naturally occurring fiber. To meet your daily needs, stick to natural sources like beans, oats, berries, and broccoli.
The Claim: “Made with Whole Grains”
The Real Deal: Crackers, breads, and cereals that carry this promise must offer some whole grains (higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals than their refined counterparts), but companies aren’t obligated to disclose the actual amount, and there’s no required minimum. In fact, one popular brand of “whole wheat” crackers contains a measly five grams of whole grains per serving — 1/16 of your recommended daily intake. Avoid confusion in the bread aisle by choosing foods that say they’re “100 percent whole grain” — that label ensures that the product contains no refined flours.
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Little Pieces of Thought….

March 3rd, 2014

Note From The REV:

Wow! VERY Deep...!

Wow! VERY Deep…!

Numbers of little thoughts have been collected over the weeks and months; some profound, some silly, some actually philosophical. ENJOY!

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Love without Respect is as cold as Pity.

Respect without Love is as grim as Fear.

Loyalty is the offspring of both Love and Respect. It is born Blind, blinded by Belief; and Belief knows not Reason.

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Politicians are folks who, when they see the Light at the end of the Tunnel, go out and buy more Tunnel!                                                                                                                                                                                   —John Quinton

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He who Opens a School Door, Closes a Prison.

–Victor Hugo

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You are Meditating every moment of every day. Every time that you focus on a task or a state of mind where you lose track of time, you are only in the present. But in the present, we elevate our conscious, focus our concentration, move into “The Zone”,  our “Game” is “on” . We raise our own vibrations to make that potential next step toward our Union with the Infinite.  Capture that frame of “No-Mind”, and you have mastered your life.

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Bow to No One. For the Humble shall make peace with the Earth, and the Mighty shall be struck with awe at their own Blindness.

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What we are and what we seem is but a Dream within a Dream. — Dr. Fred Alan Wolfe, Ph.D., Theoretical Physicist

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COINCIDENCE — What you have left when you have a Bad Theory!

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“I am Not a Saint, Unless you count a Sinner Who Keeps On Trying…”                                                                                                                            — Honourable Nelson Mandela

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When one does not give up, one cannot fail. Abraham Lincoln lost 8 Elections before becoming President of the United States in 1861.

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When someone wears a belt AND suspenders with his pants, something is wrong!

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REMEMBER! — NO Heaven, NO Hell — Just You, only you — No Exception!                                                                                                    –excerpted from Abraham Hicks Collection

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Never Trust an Atom — they make up everything!!

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Then there was a Buddhist Monk who, walking up to a hot-dog vendor in Central Park, New York, said, “Make Me One With Everything!”
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There is NO right, there is NO Wrong, but only our perception makes it so.
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BE QUIET and LISTEN!! Your God is Speaking to you….
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I am Well.
I am Happy.
I am Peaceful.
I am Sorry.
Please Forgive Me.
Thank You.
I Love You.
                    — inspired by Dr. Jor Vitale, Ph.D Metaphysician
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REMEMBER! What Happens Next?
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“The Kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you; when you know yourself then you will become known, and you will understand that you are Sons of the Living (God).  But if you know not yourself, you will dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty.
                                      — from The Gospel of Thomas
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I cry my eyes out until there are no more tears left to shed. I weep for all the contributions to the world, by the forever forgotten — those who were ignored, those who were disempowered, those who were coerced by the Powers that were, that are and that are yet to be.
 I acknowledge them.
I worship them.
I lift them up.
I Identify.
I AM THEM.
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Know Thyself  — Aristotle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senior Citizen

February 7th, 2014
 We senior citizens are constantly being blamed for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or

We Are the Wise, and the Humorous!

We Are the Wise, and the Humorous!

imaginary. We take responsibility for all we have done
and do not try to blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT us senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who
eliminated patience and tolerance from
personal relationships and interactions with
others!!
And, we DO understand the meaning of
Patriotism, and remember those who have
Fought and died for our country.
Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!
 
 
YES, I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN!  
I’m the life of the party…..
Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
 
I’m awake many hours before
my body allows me to get up.
 
I’m smiling all the time,
because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.
 
I’m sure everything I can’t find is
in a safe secure place, somewhere.
 
I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy,
and that’s just my left leg.
 
I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZEN
and I think I am having the time of my life!
Now if I could only remember who sent this to me so I don’t send it back to them.
Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
The one who sent it won’t remember it, even if they did send it.
Spread the laughter
Share the cheer
Let’s be happy
While we’re here.
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Attributed to Steve Schwegel, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

The Americans With No Abilities Act

January 17th, 2014
The  Americans With No Abilities Act (ANAA)

NOW They Tell Us...!!

NOW They Tell Us…!!


President Barack Obama and the Democratic Senate are considering
sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many more
Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a
major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans
who lack any real skills or ambition.



” Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence
and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in
society,” said California Sen. Barbara Boxer. “We can no longer
stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed over.
With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors
to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what
they are doing.”


In a Capitol Hill press conference, Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which
has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance.
At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an
excellent record of hiring Persons with No Ability (63 percent).


Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million mid-level
positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility,
thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.


Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given to guarantee
upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides
substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of
Inability (POI) into middle-management positions, and give a tax credit to small and
medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two
talented hires.


Finally, the Americans With No Abilities Act contains tough new measures to
make it more difficult to discriminate against the non-abled, banning, for example,
discriminatory interview questions such as, “Do you have any skills or experience
that relate to this job?”


“As a non-abled person, I can’t be expected to keep up with people who have something
going for them,” said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the
GM plant in Flint, Mich., due to her inability to remember righty tighty, lefty loosey.
“This new law      should be real good for people like me. I’ll finally have job security.”
With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will
finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.


Said Sen. Dick Durbin,II: “As a senator with no abilities, I believe the same privileges
that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It
is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of
his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and      a
good salary for doing so.”


This message was approved by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer,
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
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(This piece of Satire was originated by Steve Schwegel, of Wisconsin, and sent to us by Barbara Purdy Gilbert, of Illinois)
It is published in its entirety, without edit, redaction or deletion.

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January 8th, 2014


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