GMO Myths and Truths

corn-61771_150Genetically Modified (GM) crops have recently been getting more and more press due to the concerns that many people have about how safe they are for human or animal consumption.

Many of the claims, made by the GM Crop Industry and its supporters, are not true. These crops can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts, aren’t adequately regulated to ensure safety, don’t increase crop yield, and don’t reduce pesticide use but increase it.
These GM crops also create serious problems for farmers, including herbicide-tolerant “superweeds”, compromised soil quality, and increased disease susceptibility in crops.

The most common crops that contain Genetically Modified Organisms are soy, corn and wheat, although the GM industry is rapidly creating other GM crops, such as GM alfalfa, a recent addition to this list. Corn, soy and alfalfa are commonly used as feed for livestock, including cattle, dairy cows, pigs, chickens, farm raised fish, as well as horses.

logoThere have been a number of different studies that have demonstrated the harmful physiological effects of GM ‘foods’. One study showed that GM DNA finds its way into human gut bacteria, with potentially harmful effects. Other studies have  shown that Roundup (glyphosate), which is used on these GM crops, has an adverse effect on these same gut bacteria, leading to various health problems. An additional study found that GM corn and roundup caused tumors and organ damage in the lab animals.

If an individual eats a diet to achieve and maintain optimal health, they will be eating significant amounts grains and/or beans and as a result should drastically reduce their intake of health destroying crops by eating only GMO Free or Organically Grown grains and beans. The problem for those eating animal products is that, as stated above, the meat, eggs and fish that they eat will contain GM DNA , unless they are consuming certified organically raised meats, eggs and wild caught seafood. Meats and eggs from animals that are verified as being raised on organic pastures, would also be free of GM DNA.

The best solution is to avoid all animal products completely.

There is currently a strong movement by some concerned groups to require food producers to list GMO ingredients on the product labels. Other groups object to this because they feel that having them in the ingredient list serves to legitimize the GM substances, when these substances should clearly be banned completely from food products, due to their harmful effects.

For those interested in achieving and maintaining optimal health, the best approach here is to assiduously avoid GM containing foods.

For more info on this please watch the following outstanding documentary:
The Future of Food (Intro)

The Farm Wars website also has more information.

The video Origins & Aims of GMO covers the genesis and creators of GM foods.

Cites:

The Organic & Non-GMO Report

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Oil Pulling for Oral Health

Portrait-of-Man,-Sadhu-(Mendicant),-Wearing-Permanent-Iron-Collar---Nicholas-BrosRecently there’s been an increasing amount of information coming out about oil pulling. This is actually an ancient health practice that has its origin in Ayurvedic Medicine, a system of traditional medicine native to India.

Oil pulling is essentially using a food grade oil as a mouthwash to pull bacteria and other harmful substances from the mouth, with a particular emphasis on swishing the oil between the teeth, in order to draw bacteria out from the gum line.

Sesame oil was the oil traditionally used for this practice, but many people find that Coconut Oil is more palatable, while also containing Lauric Acid, which has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects.

Here’s how you oil pull:

The best time to do this practice is in the morning before eating.

Place about 2 teaspoons of oil in your mouth.

Solid coconut oil will become liquid when it warms up in your mouth.

Also, coconut oil is a bit thicker than sesame oil, but will thin out as it mixes with your saliva.

Swish the oil between your teeth for 10 to 20 minutes, while avoiding swallowing it.

The oil pulls bacteria and viruses, which shouldn’t be ingested.

Spit the oil out and thoroughly rinse your mouth with clean water.

How long and how often to oil pull should depend on whether you’re trying to maintain or improve your dental and oral health.

Just Say Yes To Coconut Oil !!!

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Just Say No To Fluoride!!!

fluoride-toothpasteHave you ever taken a look at the ‘Warnings’ statement on the back of your toothpaste tube?

Warnings “Keep out of reach of children under 6 yrs. of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.”

There could be only one reason that ‘contact a Poison Control Center’ is included in this warning.
The ‘Active Ingredient’, Sodium fluoride’ is a powerful poison, even though it is usually less than 1% of the ingredients in the toothpaste.

By the middle of the 1930’s European scientists had already linked fluoride to central nervous system disorders and arthritis-like musculoskeletal diseases.

This research was not only ignored in the U.S., but there was a concerted effort to convince the dental industry and the public that fluoride was actually a benefit to dental health and that this highly poisonous substance was not harmful.
Fluoride is THE main active ingredient in some Rat Poisons
Fluoride is THE main active ingredient in Sarin Nerve gas
Fluoride is THE main active ingredient in Prozac
Fluoride destroys the brain (accumulates in the pineal gland),the bones, the organs and causes cancer.
Fluoride increases hip fractures
Fluoride increases infertility
Fluoride does NOT reduce tooth decay
Fluoride is NOT approved by the FDA.

Right now over 150 million people in the U.S. are being poisoned by the addition of Fluoride to their drinking water.
To find out more about the history of this deliberate poisoning read The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson.
Keep in mind there is a lot of deliberate dis-information out there on this subject. When in doubt follow the money.

The following links will also give you more info on this crucially important issue:
Fluoride Action Network
Post by Dr. Mercola
Post by Gary Null
The Fluoride Deception-Book from Amazon

The following video is an interview with Christopher Bryson about the Fluoride Deception:

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Just Say No To Fluoride

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SQUATTING FOR HEALTH

Have you ever been camping in a place where there’s no restroom facilities?
And you didn’t bring along a port-a-potty?
And your only option was to squat somewhere private?
Once you got over the awkwardness of this different position, did you notice that your movement took less effort?

Well, the reason it took less effort was because the only natural defecation posture for a human being is squatting.
The alignment of the anorectal angle associated with squatting permits smooth bowel elimination. This prevents excessive straining with the potential for resultant damage to the recto-anal region and, possibly, to the colon and other organs.

Here’s 5 Problems with Sitting on a Toilet:
#1: Constipation
#2: Hemorrhoids
#3: Colon Disease
#4: Urinary Difficulty/Infections
#5: Pelvic Floor Issues

When we’re standing or sitting, the bend, called the anorectal angle, is kinked which puts upward pressure on the rectum and keeps the feces inside. The sitting posture actually keeps us in ‘continence mode’. This makes elimination difficult and incomplete, creating the need to STRAIN.

Optimal elimination is achieved in the natural squat position when the puborectalis muscle relaxes, allowing the anorectal angle to straighten, resulting in easier defecation.

The best solution for optimal elimination is to use the Squatty Potty® toilet foot stool.
The Squatty Potty® toilet stool is recommended by doctors as the #1 way to help you go #2. It helps to reduce the risk of toxic build-up of fecal matter left in your colon; reduces straining and decreases the pressure in the anal and rectal veins; heals or prevents hemorrhoids; and makes it easier for elimination and efficiency to empty the bowel.

Click the link or the graphic below to find out more about this solution for more optimal health:

Click here to visit www.squattypotty.com

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