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Jun 13, 2016 - 0 comments

Nearly 90% of corn and 94% of soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified to resist weed killers.

There’s a good chance the ice cream you eat is made with genetically modified ingredients!
More than half of the sugar produced in the U.S. comes from sugar beets, most of which are genetically modified to resist herbicides. Some brands, like Ben and Jerry’s and Dreyer’s, have moved away from GMO ingredients, other brands still use them.

Researchers are working on genetically engineered grapes that are more disease-resistant and grow in non-native areas, but so far wine industry groups and consumers have opposed them.

In November 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first genetically modified animal: salmon. Known as AquAdvantage, it’s an Atlantic salmon modified with genetic material from Chinook salmon and ocean pout that grows to market size twice as fast as unmodified Atlantic salmon. It won’t be imported from its Panama-based farms, however, until the FDA finalizes labeling requirements for the fish.

Many baby formula brands offer wholly organic lines of product, many others contain vegetable and soy oil that could be genetically engineered.

Many common condiment brands use GMO ingredients. Mayonnaise is soybean oil-based, while ketchup and barbecue sauce contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Even many types of commercially available salsa contain sugar, often derived from sugar beets.

Future of cancer therapy

Jun 11, 2016 - 0 comments

Future of cancer therapy – is it already here? Dr Gary Fettke says yes!
The theory behind the therapy is based on the work of German physiologist, medical doctor and Nobel laureate Otto Warburg who died in 1970. It is supported by a growing body of research. In July 2014, US scientists at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine published a study in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, showing that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue was positive for the IGF-1 receptor. Lead author Dr Jennifer Emond, an instructor in Dartmouth’s department of community and family medicine said: “There is a growing body of research demonstrating associations between obesity, diabetes, and cancer risk.”

50-Year Cover-Up

May 31, 2016 - 19 comments

In the 1970s, the FDA ruled drug manufacturers had to prove their antibiotics did not contribute to resistance or lose their drug approval. Industry research proved antibiotics in animal feed led to rapid resistance — findings the industry rebuffed, and the FDA has ignored ever since.

Inappropriate use of antibiotics in farming bears the heaviest responsibility for creating the antibiotic-resistant superbug crisis of today. An estimated 80 percent of total antibiotic sales in the U.S. end up in livestock
Commercial chicken producers typically treat each egg with gentamicin, an antibiotic listed as "essential" to human medicine. Perdue Farms recently abandoned this risky practice. Encourage Sanderson Farms and KFC to follow suit.

According to the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), just one organism — methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA — kills more Americans each year than the combined total of emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, and homicide.
A 2015 report, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron estimates that by 2050, the annual global death toll from antibiotic-resistant disease will reach 10 million, and the global cost for treatment will be around $100 trillion.

An estimated 80 percent of total antibiotic sales in the U.S. end up in livestock. For example, commercial chicken producers have a history of treating each egg with gentamicin, an antibiotic listed as "essential" to human medicine. One chicken producer has seen the light though, and has abandoned this risky practice.

Perdue Farms no longer uses gentamicin. In fact, according to a recent report by Mother Jones, the only antibiotic remaining in use at Perdue is narasin, an antibiotic not used in human medicine, and only about one-third of its chickens ever get it. (It's used to treat a parasitic intestinal condition called coccidiosis.)

Any other antibiotics are administered to sick birds only (about 4 percent of all birds). According to Mother Jones:

"Perdue ... the country's fourth-largest poultry producer, has set out to show that the meat can be profitably mass-produced without drugs.

In 2014, the company eliminated gentamicin from all its hatcheries, the latest stage of a quiet effort started back in 2002 to cut the routine use of antibiotics from nearly its entire production process."

Tyson and Foster Farms, both had 80 percent of their chickens tested positive for one or both bacteria. Organic store brand chickens had no salmonella at all, but 57 percent still harbored campylobacter.

According to Consumer Reports, "This is the first time since we began testing chicken that one major brand has fared significantly better than others across the board." Even back then, Perdue's exemplary success was attributed to its more stringent policies on antibiotics

Best Multivitamins for Men

May 24, 2016 - 0 comments

Best Multivitamins for Men.
Recent research findings also conclude that men taking a daily multivitamin may gain protection from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term. The new study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, involved 18,530 male physicians over 40 years old. The researchers found a 44% reduction in major cardiovascular disease event risk in men who were multivitamin users for at least 20 years.

It’s also important that men make sure their multivitamin is designed to meet crucial male-specific needs. One of the biggest areas many multivitamins for men overlook is the need for prostate protection. To get that support, men need higher levels of three key vitamins, including zinc (20 mg), selenium (100 mcg), and perhaps most importantly 200 IU of vitamin E with mixed tocopherols, Pumpkin seed extract, Flower pollen extract, Nettle root, Lycopene.