Used as a rat poison for decades, sodium fluoride has been being added into the U.S. public water supply since 1961 as a means for improving dental health.
Now, more than 60% of Americans consume it. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.
A plethora of studies have shown that the negative health implications of fluoride in the water far outweigh the benefits of decreasing tooth decay.
For instance, prestigious medical journal The Lancet noted that the additive is actually a neurotoxin and is classified in the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury.
A 2012 study by the National Institutes of Health even found a link between children’s IQ scores and fluoride exposure:
“Although fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in animal models and acute fluoride poisoning causes neurotoxicity in adults, very little is known of its effects on children’s neurodevelopment.
“We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to investigate the effects of increased fluoride exposure and delayed neurobehavioral development…
“[C]hildren in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas… The results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.”
Research published by the Indian Journal of Pediatrics discovered thousands of cases of severe skeletal fluorisis in children as a result of cumulative effects of fluoridated water, while a report by Scientific American “concluded that fluoride can subtly alter endocrine function, especially in the thyroid — the gland that produces hormones regulating growth and metabolism.”
Yet with all these findings out there, fluoride is still in our water, with the majority of us consuming it in America.
Since fluoride can accumulate in the human body and cause health problems over time, it’s important to know how you can eliminate it from your body. Here are four supplements to get you started:
This element is necessary for the normal metabolism of cells, primarily thyroid hormones. Iodine enables fluoride to exit your body through urine.
There are many ways you can get enough iodine naturally, including consuming seaweed, cranberries, organic yogurt, potatoes, organic strawberries, and organic navy beans.
The active ingredient in in turmeric has been found to flush the body of fluoride. One study, published in Pharmacognosy Magazine, discovered that it protected against the brain-damaging effect of fluoride, while another study found it to protect the kidneys against fluoride toxicity.
Popular in Ayurvedic medicine, this African fruit is typically used in a tincture or tea to help detox the body of fluoride.
In one study of Indian schoolboys who ate 10 grams of tamarind every day, researchers discovered that, after 18 days, their excretion of fluoride was dramatically increased.
4) Magnesium/ Calcium Intake
While magnesium plays an important role in the metabolism and synthesis of nutrients in your cells, the majority of people are deficient in it as a result of soil depletion caused by modern agricultural methods.
But magnesium hinders the absorption of fluoride into your cells, and calcium works to attract fluoride away from bones and teeth, thereby aiding the body in the elimination process.
You should take both together, which can be done by consuming plenty of dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, organic yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, and dark chocolate.
This is an “anthology” of sorts about the etiology of the current cancer epidemic-pandemic.
C-A-N-C-E-R is the word that strikes horror in the hearts and minds of every human alive. However, that always was not the case. I’m old enough to remember when cancer was a rather ‘rare’ disease or condition. Furthermore, I know medical doctors a little older than my ‘vintage’ who say that when they were in medical school, they were not taught very much about cancer, so much so, that when a cancer patient was in one of the wards in a teaching hospital, the entire class of physicians-in-training was trotted in to see that patient. How interesting?
Personally, I’m of the belief that there is not very much new under the sun EXCEPT what’s being designed and created by genetic modification and geoengineering. Cancer, undoubtedly, has been around in some form probably since very ancient times. However, the current ‘plague of cancers’, even though not an anomaly since just about everyone and his or her brother has or had it, became ‘profitable’ during the latter half of the twentieth century.
There is no doubt that cancer, as an ‘industry’, will become even more problematic—plus profitable—to the point where every person probably will contract cancer in some form or other, almost as if by some ulterior design. Why do I say that? Because of how cancer has been made into a “profitable business,” revenue stream and profit center for varied and numerous vested interests, when there actually are cancer cures controlling vested interests suppress or even keep for themselves. Is that too harsh to hear? Well, have you recently looked into or checked out the ridiculously-priced costs of cancer treatments and protocols? Like all wars, the “war on cancer” is profitable for vested interests.
For starters, the average cost of a new cancer drug is over $100,000 per year.
Newly-approved cancer drugs can cost about $10,000 on average per month, while some can top off at around, or over, $30,000 a month.
Contrast those prices with the cost of cancer drugs a decade or so ago, which were a mere ‘smidgen’ of only $4,500 a month. Talk about inflation, or is it medical-pharma rip-off time? Owning a ‘cancer insurance’ policy really doesn’t help defray many of those costs either. Usually a cancer policy will state that it provides a lump sum payment for “a covered cancer” or a recurrence of cancer. Some policies will provide a lump sum cash payout of X dollars upon diagnosis and that’s it!
This website gives the “average” medical costs for various types of cancers.
What do you think is the average salary an oncologist pulls in? That salary can range from approximately $294,000 to $383,000 per year. However, how do doctors feel about taking chemotherapy for themselves? When polled, the results showed “75% of physicians in the world refuse chemotherapy for themselves.” Isn’t that interesting?
In this article, “If Chemotherapy Fails 97% Of The Time, Why Do Doctors Recommend It?” you may begin to understand that doctors don’t learn to cure anything! “They learn about chemicalintervention or surgery to suppress symptoms. They don’t go for the root cause.” (That would put them out of business!)
The first documented case of cancer comes from ancient Egypt. According to the American Cancer Society, there are eight documented cases of breast cancer found on papyrus dating all the way back to 3000 B.C. Even the term cancer has been around for centuries— Hippocrates, the Greek physician who is widely considered the Father of Medicine, used the words carcinos and carcinoma to describe tumors. 
Incidentally, there is no mention of cancer per se, even though other diseases are mentioned, in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. However, individual interpretations, though, may lead some to conclude differently.
Cancer as a rarity in ancient times is not disputed, although some fossilized bone tumors have been found in ancient human mummies. The dreaded disease of antiquity was leprosy or what’s known in modern times as Hansen’s disease.
During the Renaissance in Europe, a better understanding of the human body began to develop and that led to more diagnostics, especially once post mortem operations (autopsies) became more of a routine procedure after death. The Renaissance’s Michelangelo, sculptor of “David,” was known to perform detailed anatomical dissections of “fresh cadavers,” which obviously led to his ability to ‘create’ a marble man of extreme anatomical elegance. Additionally, the invention of the microscope moved pathogenesis along to a great degree of sophisticated knowledge regarding diseased tissues.
It wasn’t until the 1900s that the ‘modern’ or current understanding about cancer and things called “carcinogens” began to appear in science and medicine. Coincidentally, or more accurately I say, parallel tracks relating to certain diseases began to manifest too. Those parallels encompassed man-made chemicals and cancer demographics! Currently the ‘buzz words’ also include epigenetics.
Some of the most egregious assaults upon the human organism that contribute to cancers are the inordinate use and amounts of toxic chemicals placed into food and water—deliberately! Food growing, processing, preserving, coloring and taste enhancement-chemicals do not belong in food—period! They adulterate food and our bodies causing biochemical and nutritional imbalances, including genotoxic DNA problems that program cancers. Neither do most of the man-made chemicals used in water treatment facilities belong in water—the second-most vital element, besides air, for maintaining life.
In my July 2016 book, Eat to Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities, I devote the Introduction to chronicling how agriculture and the food chain have been polluted chemically, basically since the Industrial Revolution, and especially since World War II when USA businesses and industries went haywire manufacturing, advertising and selling chemicals and pharmaceuticals as ‘needed elements to make life better’—“Better living through chemistry!” Unfortunately, consumers bought into and ‘embraced’ all the ‘kill’ chemicals for eliminating bugs, vermin, crab grass, weeds, etc. How hoodwinked were we not to realize that anything that can kill one life form, can and will do irreparable or long-term damage to other life forms higher up the food chain? Those “can’t do without” lawn chemicals now pollute our drinking water!
In my professional opinion as a retired healthcare professional and consumer health researcher/journalist and author, I feel toxic chemicals that have impacted the human central nervoussystem (the blood brain barrier being breached, in particular) plus the human immune system quite dramatically are what I’d classify as deliberately deceptive money-making enterprises. In my opinion, one is fluoridation of the water supply and the other is vaccines with all their neurotoxic ingredients.
Fluoride is a protoplasmic poison [2-3-4], which can be involved in the etiology of cancers of the bone (osteosarcoma) and oral cancers. Fluoride causes genetic damage; 19 major university studies have proven that! I’ll talk about vaccine chemicals later on.
Furthermore and sticking with toxically-polluted water, underground water aquifers are being poisoned by chemicals used in fracking for the extraction of gas and oil found in shale deposits. According to the researchers who wrote the paper “Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective,” there are “71 nasty drilling and fracturing chemicals that result in 10 or more health effects,”which can be found here.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself on the timeline of the cancer epidemic-pandemic.
Ever since the Manhattan Project to build and test nuclear weapons began (circa 1942), the human race has been subjected to unnatural levels of ionizing radiation circling the globe and impregnating air, food and water. Thyroid cancers are a prime indication of that type of exposure. The Manhattan Project resulted in the detonation of two atomic bombs dropped by the USA in 1945 (Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan), which created radiation and radionuclides that affected everything on earth, including cow’s milk and the children who drank the milk!
Three types of radiation damage may occur: bodily damage (mainly leukemia and cancers of the thyroid, lung, breast, bone, and gastrointestinal tract); genetic damage (birth defects and constitutional and degenerative diseases due to gonodal damage suffered by parents); and development and growth damage (primarily growth and mental retardation of unborn infants and young children). 
Probably the most serious threat is cesium-137, a gamma emitter with a half-life of 30 years. It is a major source of radiation in nuclear fallout, and since it parallels potassium chemistry, it is readily taken into the blood of animals and men and may be incorporated into tissue. Other hazards are strontium-90, an electron emitter with a half-life of 28 years, and iodine-131 with a half-life of only 8 days. Strontium-90 follows calcium chemistry, so that it is readily incorporated into the bones and teeth, particularly of young children who have received milk from cows consuming contaminated forage. Iodine-131 is a similar threat to infants and children because of its concentration in the thyroid gland. In addition, there is plutonium-239, frequently used in nuclear explosives. A bone-seeker like strontium-90, it may also become lodged in the lungs, where its intense local radiation can cause cancer or other damage.
Plutonium-239 decays through emission of an alpha particle (helium nucleus) and has a half-life of 24,000 years. To the extent that hydrogen fusion contributes to the explosive force of a weapon, two other radionuclides will be released: tritium (hydrogen-3), an electron emitter with a half-life of 12 years, and carbon-14, an electron emitter with a half-life of 5,730 years. Both are taken up through the food cycle and readily incorporated in organic matter. 
Shouldn’t we be asking what’s happening to our air, food and water since Chernobyl (1986) and especially since Fukushima (2011) with its uncontained radioactive leaks into the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere which global nuclear powers seemingly aren’t willing to help clean up? Are food crops growing in USA’s western states of Washington, Oregon and California affected—including organically-grown crops?
How about all the atmospheric nuclear testing done by various “nuclear countries” [10 or 11] that have stockpiled nuclear weapons? What have they put into the atmosphere? Then there are the depleted uranium ordnances used by the USA in fighting the Gulf War, in Iraq, and possibly Syria. Children born in Iraq after that outrageous war based upon the false pretense of “weapons of mass destruction that were not there, but the USA obviously has” are suffering the consequences of ionizing radiation and genotoxic chemicals, as told in this video.
Let’s not overlook all the ‘minor’ nuclear power plant ‘uneventful’ leaks and shutdowns because of some sort of technology failures, the foremost being the Three Mile Island ‘accident’ outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1979. Also, do you know that all nuclear power plants are permitted to emit regularly ‘safe’ levels of radioactivity up their stacks ?
Let’s not forget the ever-persistent Solar Radiation Management effort to control the weather—pardon my misspeak—to prevent “climate warming”—using toxic chemical sprays that cloud over the skies and produce toxic rain and snow, which pollute everything on earth, including the food we eat and the water we drink, not to mention contaminating our lungs with nanoparticles probably engineered to tag and ‘track’ us or fashion us into radiofrequency ‘radio signal receivers’. Isn’t the U.S. Air Force gearing up to own the weather as a weapon of war by 2025? 
Some of the toxins found in the assays of chemtrail-spiked rain water assayed in California  include:
Add to the above as a ‘contraindication’, another ‘parallel’ of sorts, which involves chemtrails apparently contributing to a newly-occurring terrible health syndrome that presents as a crawling sensation under the skin with nanofibers emerging; it’s called Morgellons disease [7-8].
The high tech world of genetic engineering or modification is so overwhelmingly large, I cannot begin to touch on it in this article which, if I did, could wind up being the size of a book, so I will focus on only genetically modified ‘phood’, which I cover in great detail in my July 2016 book, Eat to Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities.
What I touch on next is minuscule in comparison to the known and published research, science and literature, so I may be criticized for not mentioning problems that some readers think I should have included but, inadvertently, have omitted. I apologize for that, but I’ve got to make tracks the best I can in tying this article in to the cancer epidemic-pandemic.
Notably since the 1980s (and even earlier) there have been full-bore scientific determinations to design and recreate Nature and most, if not all, of Nature’s attributes into the scientific power-dream of domination, control, skewing and modifying DNA/RNA in just about everything that most humans refer to as “Intelligent Design”-created or God’s creation. Genetic modification (GM/GMO/GE) affects just about every facet of most life forms on Planet Earth NOW!
The GMO ‘track’ that has the better potential and most immediately-effective strategy for refashioning human DNA/RNA besides vaccines, in my opinion, is GMO ‘phood’! That being said, I’d like to refer readers to another of my books, Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick, wherein I discuss in greater depth GMOs. As a matter of fact, while I was writing that book, I was in email contact with Professor Séralini, PhD, whose subsequent 2 year rat studies on GMO feed has become a landmark study about cancerous tumors from GMO rations and glyphosate.
Dr Séralini’s work  puts to rest, and absolutely trashes, Monsanto’s 90-day GMO-‘safety’-studies presented to the FDA for GMO technology approvals [12-13]!
That being said, Monsanto’s GMO crops and the Monsanto GMO agricultural methods for growing those crops – the use of inordinate amounts of glyphosate in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup® by contract farming or there are legal problems for farmers – leave the planet, its livestock, almost all plant matter, soils/farms, pollinator insects and, especially, humans, who eat GMO ‘phoods’ in dire straits. Gastrointestinal health problems affecting the human microbiome from glyphosate residues found in most processed food is being documented . Children, who are vaccine damaged, get gastrointestinal relief and find a way to wellness when put on a GMO-free diet .
Not only in food is glyphosate found, but in vaccines injected into infants, toddlers, teens, adults and senior citizens! See my article about that confirmation from the scientific research of Anthony Samsel, PhD.
Glyphosate is a very toxic chemical!
I’d like to thank Chris, who made a comment to my article above and which I want to share, since Chris seems to know more about glyphosate’s interesting ‘past’:
Glyphosate=N-phosphonomethyl GLYCINE, contains the amino acid glycine, which also happens to be the human inhibitingneurotransmitter!! Dr. Samsel and Seneff published all the relevant data on that issue, which somehow is not becoming loud enough! Carcinogenicityofglyphosate was known by Monsanto in 1981, and first later the biotech seed producer came to the idea to design new artificial genes, which would bind the carcinogen glyphosate and make ~85% of all GMO’s glyphosate resistant. What goes even further into history, is the fact that glycine supports fast proliferation of certain types of cancer, a fact known in 1932!!! Thus features of the glycine, one of the simplest amino acid on our planet were investigated thoroughly for decades, and once it was known that it participates in cancer growth, glyphosate was ‘discovered’, as the artificial chemical mimick (replacement) of glycine. First it was used as ‘safest’ herbicide, later it became the essence of most GMO’s produced by the biotech ‘seed’ giants. The latest article about glyphosate from Dr. Samsel and Seneff, goes into horrifying theoretical scenario, a production of peptoids, within OUR BODIES! Peptoids are not digestible, but once becoming parts of our bodies, certainly support some artificial unknown function. Not for nothing Dr. Seneff works for the office of ‘artificial intelligence’….
The purpose of Glyphosate was planned not only for decades, but for almost a century by now… Since Glyphosate is deeply connected with almost all GMO’s, the entire biotechnology with its ‘fruits’ HAS TO BE PUT INTO A DEEP INVESTIGATION, A.S.A.P. [CJF emphasis added]
Glyphosate’s ‘history’, as stated above, must be investigated immediately by reputable independentscientists, not Monsanto’s or Bayer’s ‘gophers’! The U.S. CDC, FDA, USDA, EPA and Congress must become involved immediately, if not sooner, and prevent the ‘marriage’ of the Bayer-Monsanto ‘families’ that probably will facilitate cancer even more than ever as a result of the ‘scientific’ clout Bayer will attain as the largest GMO seed producer in the world.
In this world of ‘smart’ gadgets and appliances, everyone unknowingly has bought into being irradiated with non-ionizing microwave radiofrequency energies that have been declared a class 2B carcinogen by the IARC of the World Health Organization:
PRESS RELEASE N° 208 31 May 2011
IARC Classifies Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields As Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans
Lyon, France – May 30, 2011 The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based upon an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer associated with wireless phone use. 
What most folks PROBABLY aren’t aware of is that all “smart” appliances operate on microwave technology frequencies and fall into the same class 2B above, just not cell phones which are the primary wireless technology in use. However, others equally as dangerous, if not more so, include:
Wi-Fi in schools, offices and public places; utilities’ AMI Smart Meters; and any device that can send and receive data, voice, photos, messages, etc. using microwave technology!
Currently, there’s talk about Google’s 5G “Wi-Fi in the Sky” Project SkyBender . God help us when that goes into effect! If you ever thought about wearing a tin-foil-hat, then that would be the time to do so. Why? In order to protect your brains from being ‘fried’, I offer, from the research that’s been hidden DELIBERATELY by the microwave tech industry for years indicating non-thermal adverse health effects known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity and as a contributing factor to many types of cancers.
Whatever you do, please do not wear a ‘live’ or active cell phone on your body, e.g., on your belt; in your pants pocket; in your bra; or an ear piece that’s not the proper type to prevent RFs from going directly into your ear and brain.
All the above probably will pale to what I will discuss next, I offer.
Probably a more significant factor for the current cancer epidemic-pandemic is the fact that children in the 1950s through 1963 (or longer, it’s thought) were vaccinated with polio vaccines containing a cancer virus, the SV40 virus. More than 100 million children received that cancer virus in the polio vaccine! I discuss that and much more about vaccine ingredients in my book, Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines.
The U.S. Congress held a hearing in 2003 wherein they investigated and had to admit that. Here’s the report “Preventing Another SV40 Tragedy: Are Today’s Safe Vaccine Protocols Effective?” [No! I offer.] dated November 13, 2003 admitting what happened. However, here’s what I wrote about that SV40 vaccine problem for VacTruth in 2011.
Nothing speaks more clearly than Dr Maurice Hilleman, the father of modern vaccines who worked for Merck, talking very candidly about those monkeys from whom the SV40 virus was derived.
The long and short of the above vaccine tragedy is that apparently there may be some impact on cancer rates since the SV40 virus has been found in cancerous tumors excised from cancer patients! This article discusses the “cause and effect” issues revolving around SV40 and cancer. One can assume that there is ‘no cause and effect’ just like there is ‘no cause and effect’ with the MMR vaccine and Autism due to the CDC’s blatant fraudulent scientific findings as exposed by whistleblower William Thompson, PhD, and told in the documentary movie VAXXED.
However, that’s not the first time the CDC had fudged and falsified the connection between vaccines and Autism; there’s the Verstraeten study that was reworked circa 2000. Attorney Robert F Kennedy, Jr disclosed what’s become known as the “Simpsonwood Meeting” that effectuated the rework of CDC epidemiologist Verstraeten’s confirmed Autism-from-vaccines research data that somehow morphed into a newly-generated “no cause and effect to autism from vaccines” study.
Then there is the unfortunate problem of Merck and Company falsifying for ten years the effectiveness rate of the mumps active in their MMR vaccine, which whistleblowers exposed and currently is before the Federal court [18-19] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We can’t trust the CDC, FDA or the vaccine makers when it comes to vaccine science! The CDC is the vaccine makers’ champion for mandatory vaccinations. Why, when vaccines contain so many neurotoxins and probable carcinogenic ingredients like formaldehyde, and the CDC/FDA should be protecting healthcare consumers, not Big Pharma?
As I said in the beginning of this “anthology,” cancer has been around since ‘forever’, but the current rate of contraction is far beyond what could be termed ‘natural chances’. Everything, including pharmacology, which I’ve not discussed, is implicated in a “cause and effect” with cancer ideologies, especially anything having to do with “man-made” chemicals, a great quantity of which affects our food, water and the air we breathe.
Is it too late to do anything about the cancer epidemic-pandemic? What do you think?
Catherine J. Frompovich, Guest
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)
Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available
Man-Made Pollutants Found in Earth’s Deepest Ocean Trenches
The Weston A Price Foundation / Environmental Toxins
Roundup, cancer & the future of food
Ginger, turmeric, and lemon are no doubt three of the most popular healing, natural foods today regardless that they’ve been around for longer than any of us have! One reason they are so incredible is because each of them come with an array of benefits that can be used in multiple ways to benefit the brain and body. They’re also easy to access at any supermarket and many are more affordable and effective than the most pricey health products out there for the conditions they promise to alleviate.
For example, turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory aid that may work better than many over the counter drugs and certainly doesn’t come with the negative effects on the liver and heart that some chemical-based options do. And this is just one example, but there are so many more! Lemons come with tons of benefits for all parts of your body as does ginger, and turmeric even has more up its sleeve than just inflammation-busting properties.
So, let’s look at how these three incredible foods can be used to care for the body naturally and learn to implement them more often.
Anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, metabolism booster, stress-reliever, contains grounding properties to balance energy levels, acts as an antioxidant, promotes healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels, warms the body up in cold temperatures
Grate whole ginger root into tea, into stir-fry dishes, add it to a smoothie, juice with it, steep it with lemon and add a dash of cayenne to make a morning digestive and energy tonic. You can also use ground ginger in healthy baking recipes, in smoothies, sprinkled onto entrees, or mixed into hot tea. Ginger is delicious in curries; give this Red Lentil Curry With Black Tahini and Roasted Cashews a try!
You should buy organic ginger when possible since the outside peel is highly permeable to chemicals and toxins from nonorganic produce. You might prefer to use it if you peel it before use (some individuals do and some don’t). Be sure to keep whole ginger root in your crisper drawer well wrapped in the produce bags at the store to optimize shelf life. They will last much longer this way and hold their moisture much better.
Try using fresh and dried ginger to see which varieties you like the most and use whichever suits your schedule and lifestyle needs/preferences best. Fresh is more potent but dried is still a good option! Here are 10 ginger recipes to get you started!
Antioxidant, cancer prevention, digestive aid, metabolism booster, skin enhancer, mood balancing effects, grounding properties, can help warm the body up in the winter, adds flavor to meals, can curb sugar cravings, heals wounds and skin issues
Much like ginger, turmeric can be added to any dish. The whole root is very, very strong, so if you use that form be sure that you use a small amount and adjust to your taste desires. You can juice with the whole root, grate it into dishes, and some like to add it to smoothies and grate it into savory baking dishes like muffins and breads. Or, use the powder in curries, stir-fries, smoothies, hot tea, or however else you like. Why not try this fresh turmeric tea as a great place to start?
Like ginger, it’s best to buy organic turmeric whenever possible since the peel is highly permeable to chemical and toxin exposure. It can be a little expensive, but since a little goes a long way, you won’t need to much to get the benefits you’re looking for. If you’re using it on your skin to heal a wound, you will need a considerably higher amount, or you can use the ground turmeric if bought from a high quality brand. Like ginger, fresh turmeric root will keep longest (up to 3 weeks) in a crisper drawer in the fridge in the produce bags you buy it in at the store. Resist the urge to leave it out on the counter as it will dry out. It needs an incubated place in the fridge to last longest and will hold its moisture and flavor best here.
digestive tonic, mood balancing effects, vitamin C source, detoxification aid, stimulates bile flow in the liver, aids in healthy blood flow, can be used on the skin as a natural toner to cleanse of excess oils, can be used in place of unhealthy hair dyes to brighten up hair color when applied before time out in the sun, can be used on top of salads instead of unhealthy dressings to aid health and cleansing, relieves inflammation and pain, reduces sugar cravings naturally, balances blood pressure and blood sugar levels
Squeeze this amazing fruit into and onto anything you can! It’s great to enhance the taste of sweet fruits in a smoothie or to bring out the natural sweetness in cocoa in a smoothie. It can also stimulate digestion and enhance the absorption of iron in the body, so add it anywhere you eat your greens! Lemons can also be used to make a healthy salad dressing; combine with a little flax or olive oil (or cashews and almonds blended) with some parsley, sea salt, black pepper and apple cider vinegar. Instead of plain lemon water in the morning, also try adding it to a little shot of apple cider vinegar and cayenne for a total body tonic first thing in the day. Use lemons in any dish to brighten up the flavor, or try squeezing it on top of cooked veggies to add a natural sweetness and to enhance their color after cooking.
It’s also great to preserve your food in place of excess salt, so if you have some leftovers, add a little lemon; the natural citric acid they contain is a much better option than excess sodium and refined citric acid found in most processed foods (which is often derived from unhealthy yeasts). You can also juice with lemons and they’re fantastic paired with ginger, romaine, cucumber, and parsley to add sweetness and digestive benefits.
These are just a handful of ways to use these amazing foods. Opting for natural, simple foods like these three is a great way to improve your health without really changing much at all because it eliminates unhealthy options by replacing them with something easier, more natural and much healthier for your brain and body.
From Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners:
NORMANDY, FRANCE – We continue our work with the bomb squad.
Myth disposal is dangerous work: People love their myths more than they love life itself.
They may kill for money. But they die for their religions, their governments, their clans… and their ideas.
Some people think that even an idea as abstract as “freedom of speech” is worth dying for.
It was Voltaire who said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Most people jump onboard the train of a Great Cause with enthusiasm and conviction. But many have the good sense to hop off quietly before their lives are in real danger.
We suspect that Mr. Voltaire would have done the same.
That’s why the deadliest myths are those that you can ride along with at no personal risk. Foreign wars, for example, are always a favorite.
When Pericles proclaimed that the honor of Athens was at stake, and that it must take up the imperial burden and continue its war with Sparta, he was not offering to invade Sicily himself.
Nor was George W. Bush, in announcing his War on Terror, suggesting that he would personally march into Mosul.
But when you act on a myth, you are soon hostage to it; if you cannot win, you will lose.
As it happened, Pericles died in his bed; Athens was destroyed; its population was either killed or enslaved.
The War on Terror, meanwhile, has cost about $3.6 trillion so far (according to the latest estimates from Brown University), and has left more than 7,000 U.S. soldiers dead.
But George Bush, Dick Cheney, Michael Ledeen, Elliott Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, and John Bolton are still alive.
In fact, as far as we know, not a single one of those killed was a leading proponent of the war. Anywhere between 60,000 and 1.2 million people died on the other side (so many… and so difficult to verify… a whole industry has arisen trying to count them all).
Saddam Hussein, who had kept a lid on Islamic terrorism, was executed. Now there is a terrorist government in the area – ISIS – with U.S.-made weapons and a U.S.-trained head-of-state.
But today we turn back to the world of money (pausing only to wonder if $3.6 trillion would have been squandered so readily had it been real money).
Markets are rousing from their summer sleep. We need to pay attention.
Here’s the situation:
The U.S. economy is still growing. But barely. And the pattern is clear. Instead of gathering strength, it is weakening… with lower GDP growth, quarter after quarter.
“Nominal” GDP growth is now 2.4% – the lowest rate, outside of recession, since World War II.
To get “real” GDP growth, you need to subtract inflation (the GDP deflator)… which, according to one official measurement, is 2.2%, not including food and energy. If those numbers were correct, it would mean the U.S. economy is essentially stagnant. Dead in the water.
Most likely, official inflation is understated.
President Reagan’s budget advisor, David Stockman, recalculates, taking out much of the statistical hocus-pocus from the feds’ numbers. He figures the real rate of price increases that most Americans suffer – his “Flyover CPI” – has been averaging 3.3% for this entire century.
Using that number, we see the real economy is now in recession, with a growth rate of MINUS 0.9%.
Most likely, the downward drift of output will continue. If so, you should expect an official recession before the end of 2017.
And most likely, that will sooner or later lead to a sudden sell-off in the stock market, when the myth of “recovery” finally dies.
This will lead to more intervention – “Drone Money” – from the feds… and to higher rates of consumer price inflation.
But wait… Inflation is already stalking the whole capital structure.
Bonds, for example, now depend on low rates of consumer price inflation… as far as the eye can see.
That’s because bond prices fall when interest rates rise. And interest rates rise along with inflation.
At today’s ultra-low yields, even a small uptick in interest rates will wallop bondholders.
That’s why investors pay such close attention to the Fed’s hints and teases. They know that today’s elevated bond prices depend on the lowest rates in 5,000 years.
If the rate of annual CPI growth is 3.3%, as Stockman calculates, and you have put your money into U.S. 10-year Treasuries yielding 1.5%, you are losing 1.8% a year in terms of purchasing power.
And if your money is in stocks paying a 2% dividend, you are losing 1.3% a year (more than that when you include taxes) in purchasing power.
In today’s markets, with such low yields everywhere, almost everyone must be losing money!
Let consumer price inflation move up just a little, and you will see a mass flight from both stocks and bonds.
It may have already begun. Since the middle of July, U.S. stocks have been bouncing up and down… with no clear trend, higher or lower.
But look at what has happened to the bond market. Ambrose Evans Pritchard, in the Telegraph:
Yields on 10-year Treasuries – the benchmark borrowing cost for international finance – have jumped 19 basis points to 1.7% since the middle of last week. [With bond yields rising, prices are falling.]
The amount of global government debt trading at rates below zero has suddenly fallen from $10 trillion to $8.3 trillion, with parallel effects for corporate bonds.
Investors, businesses, and households are now hostage to their debts. Their debts are hostage to interest rates. Interest rates are hostage to inflation. And the Fed is hostage to its cockamamie myth: that it can control and improve a market economy.
The Fed can mint new money to buy stocks and bonds… driving up asset prices. But the more money it creates, the closer the day approaches when consumer prices rise, too.
Then the whole shebang explodes…
With only four more months left in office, President Barack Obama and his Democratic cronies are doing everything they can to transform the United States into a Third World country.
The latest twist in their plan to turn America into a socialist basket case involves giving illegal immigrants “free” health care, while giving nothing to assist the millions of struggling American senior citizens whose hard work and sacrifices built this country.
Democrats have asked the Obama administration for a waiver to allow illegal aliens the right to participate in the California state ObamaCare health exchange, called Covered California.
Immigration patriots say this bill is really just the first half of a trap to get U.S. taxpayers on the hook to paying for illegal immigrants’ welfare. There are millions of illegals in California, but experts say only about 17,000 will actually buy insurance — unless American taxpayers pony up the money to underwrite their policies.
“This is a two-step process: Open the door to the exchanges, but when no one can afford to buy insurance, you come back and add the subsidies,” said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
You can hardly blame illegals. It’s hard for anyone to afford health care now that it’s become “free” under ObamaCare. Premiums will increase another 13 percent in California this year.
And the people who are the hardest hit are America’s senior citizens — which are being ignored in the state.
“If lawmakers wish to focus on a truly needy group they need look no further than our nation’s ill-served senior citizens,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “Under this proposal, every dollar spent to care for individuals who sneak into the country means there is less money available for our own elderly population, who have spent lifetimes paying income taxes and Social Security taxes.”
If you really want to see who Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and their establishment pals care about, compare their love for illegals to how they treat our own seniors.
This year, the elderly on Social Security got no cost-of-living adjustment. That’s only the third time that’s happened in 40 years – and all three times the elderly got stiffed happened under Obama.
Weber said it’s “frustrating” for seniors “that legislators are willing to consider funding healthcare for illegals when they don’t care enough about seniors to provide a meager one-percent Cost of Living benefits increase.”
It’s also frustrating to see the president lie through his teeth, but he’s doing it again and again. When ObamaCare was passed, Obama promised illegal aliens would never benefit from it – something that made Congressman Joe Wilson yell “You lie!” to the president in 2009.
At the time, Wilson was crucified as a deplorable racist. Now, Democrats are admitting he was right, and giving government benefits to illegals was their plan all along.
California’s entire Democratic congressional delegation wrote a letter to Obama administration officials urging them to support it. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard said that somehow Americans owe this to illegals, because, “Expanding healthcare access for undocumented residents is the moral and ethical thing to do.”
Nine Republicans wrote their own letter, saying that making illegals eligible for ObamaCare would be another broken promise, just like allowing Americans to keep their doctors.
But Democrats are ready and eager to dole out federal handouts. They’ve already let illegal immigrants sign their children up for Medicaid at a cost of $132 million a year, minimum.
But that’s just the beginning of the way they want Americans – especially seniors – to pay for illegal immigrants.
Last September, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat, introduced a bill that lets illegal aliens get health care through the ObamaCare state exchanges “makes them eligible for subsidies if and when they file taxes — just like the rest of us.”
There’s one more wrinkle – 15 million of people who signed up on the ObamaCare exchanges never paid a dime for their insurance. They ended up on Medicaid or state health insurance plans, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, instead. Sooner or later, illegals will be added to those programs by ignoring the law or making them U.S. citizens through a massive amnesty program.
One California Republican warns this one-two punch of amnesty for illegals and giving them socialized medicine is the way liberals will completely destroy our constitutional form of government and replace it with a socialist tyranny.
“If we have amnesty, the breakdown that has happened in California will be the model of what happens to the whole country,” said California Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, a Republican, in 2013.
“The Left is very interested in changing our society and changing the fundamentals of our society,” he said. Liberals are plotting to “erase our individualist and free enterprise system” and turn us into a “nation much more leftist and socialist.”
The liberal politician, like Obama, doesn’t care about illegal immigrants. He just “sees illegal immigration and ‘immigration reform’ as a means to transform our nation.”
Obama and the Democrats want to use illegal immigration to transform America into a high-tax, socialist hellhole like Venezuela.
And they want seniors to pay the price.
– The Horn editorial team