Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monsanto is Pure Evil

This Company May Be the Biggest Threat to Your Future Health

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On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television. It is a documentary most Americans will never see, explaining how the gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years.

For millennia, farmers have saved seeds from season to season. But when Monsanto developed GM seeds that would resist its own herbicide, Roundup, Monsanto patented the seeds. For nearly all of its history the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant patents on seeds, viewing them as life-forms with too many variables to be patented. But in 1980 the U.S. Supreme Court allowed for seed patents in a five-to-four decision, laying the groundwork for a handful of corporations to begin taking control of the world’s food supply.

Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company. Farmers who buy Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds are required to sign an agreement promising not to save the seed produced after each harvest for re-planting, or to sell the seed to other farmers. This means that farmers must buy new seed every year.

Monsanto puts pressure on farmers, farmers’ co-ops, seed dealers, and anyone else it suspects may have infringed its patents of genetically modified seeds. To do this, Monsanto relies on a shadowy army of private investigators and agents. They secretly videotape and photograph farmers, store owners, and co-ops. They infiltrate community meetings. They gather information from informants about farming activities.

Some Monsanto agents pretend to be surveyors. Others confront farmers on their land and try to pressure them to sign papers giving Monsanto access to their private records. Farmers call them the “seed police” and use words such as “Gestapo” and “Mafia” to describe their tactics.

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Monsanto, which was a plain old chemical business before it rechristened itself a "life sciences" company, and started using bioengineering to develop genetically altered crops, is one of the biggest threats to both mankind and the earth today. They have both the capability and the ruthless drive to, more or less single-handedly, destroy the world’s natural biodiversity and food supply for their own profit.

Complicating the picture further, Monsanto is also deeply entrenched with the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacia Corporation was created in April 2000 through the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn with Monsanto Company and its G.D. Searle unit. Few people ever make the connection between GMO crops and the sale of drugs.

I believe the GMO crop issue is one of the most significant challenges to your future health. And, the drug industry is one of the primary driving forces for the traditional paradigm, which focuses on the treating symptoms with expensive band-aids, so you get sicker and sicker and require more of their self-serving expensive drug solutions to relieve your symptoms. Put these two health disasters together – where one is feeding the profits of the other -- and the picture becomes bleak indeed.

Folks, it’s time to just say no to this madness and abrogation of ethics.

Let your elected officials know how you feel about it; ask your local supermarket to stock their shelves with more natural organic foods; vote with your pocketbook – avoid everything that contains GMO products. That means abstaining from virtually all processed food products and sticking to fresh, locally grown, organic food stuffs, and going back to basic food preparation in your own home.

Cooking from scratch, with wholesome ingredients based on your nutritional type, is one of the absolute best things you can do for your long-term health.

Is New Terrifying Disease the Cause of Genetically Modified Foods?

Have you ever heard of “Morgellon’s Disease?”

As of February 2007, more than 10,000 reports of the mysterious disease have been reported on the Morgellon Foundation's website. That’s up from 2,000 reports in February of 2006.

Reports come from 15 nations across the world, including Canada, the UK, Australia and The Netherlands, as well as all 50 U.S. states. The majority of reports have come from Texas, California and Florida.

People with Morgellon’s disease describe it as a feeling of bugs or parasites scuttling around beneath their skin, accompanied by open lesions that heal slowly and ooze out blue, black or white fibers that can be several millimeters long. These fibers appear like pliable plastic. They can be as fine as spider silk, yet they are strong enough to distend the skin when pulled and elicit shooting pains when you try to remove them.

The CDC, unusually slow to respond to what can only be described as a new outbreak, has finally set up a web page about the phenomenon, which they refer to as “Unexplained Dermopathy.” In August 2007 -- a year after vowing to look into the terrifying disorder -- they gave $300,000 to Kaiser Permanente to investigate the disease.

The CDC’s website lists additional symptoms, including fatigue, mental confusion, short term memory loss, joint pain, changes in vision, and social dysfunction, including suicide.

According to an article in Natural News, published last week, Morgellon’s disease may be linked to genetically modified food.

While the CDC dragged its feet, a research team from Oklahoma State University lead by Dr. Randy Wymore, studied some of the fibers sent to them by Morgellons patients. They found that the fibers from different people look remarkably similar to each other, yet do not match any common environmental fibers.

Vitaly Citovsky, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University in New York, discovered that the fibers contain the substance Agrobacterium, a genus of gram-negative bacteria capable of genetically transforming not only plants, but also other eukaryotic species, including human cells.

Are we now teetering on the brink of the GM food disaster we feared from the very beginning?

Information is Power, so Power Up!

If you aren't convinced this is an important issue for you, your children, and your grandchildren, then do yourself a favor and find some free time to review the evidence, starting with the related articles listed at the end.

You can also search my site by entering “Monsanto” into the search box. I have over 300 pages on this topic alone!

To further guide you in understanding the problems associated with GM foods, I strongly recommend reading the incredible series Seeds of Doubt, written by staffers at the Sacramento Bee.

And, last but not least, I urge everyone to watch the video The Future of Food. Forward the link to this video widely among your friends, family and acquaintances. This in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind genetically modified foods is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It will help you understand how and why the genetic engineering we allow to be unleashed today is a very real threat to ALL future generations.

How to Avoid GM Foods

Many of you probably don't understand just how ubiquitous GM foods are in the food chain.

The fact is that genetically modified foods are so prevalent in the United States that if you randomly pick an item off your grocery store's shelves, you have a 75 percent chance of picking a food with GM ingredients. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified.

The True Food Shopping Guide is a great tool for helping you determine which brands and products contain GMO ingredients. It lists 20 different food categories that include everything from baby food to chocolate.

Here are four simple steps to decrease your consumption of GM foods as much as possible:

  • Reduce or eliminate processed foods in your diet. The fact that 75 percent of processed foods contain GM ingredients is only one of the many reasons to stick to a whole foods diet.

  • Read produce and food labels. Conventionally raised soybeans and corn make up the largest portion of genetically modified crops. Ingredients made from these foods include high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), corn flour and meal, dextrin, starch, soy sauce, margarine, and tofu.
  • Buy organic produce. By definition, food that is certified organic must be free from all GM organisms, produced without artificial pesticides and fertilizers and from an animal reared without the routine use of antibiotics, growth promoters or other drugs. Additionally, grass-fed beef will not have been fed GM corn feed.
  • Look at produce stickers. The PLU code on stickers for conventionally grown fruit consists of four numbers, organically grown fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number nine, and GM fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number eight.

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Olivia Love Worthy, LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse), EFT-CC, Reiki Master/Teacher, Healing Touch Level 1. Olivia graduated with honors in 1990 from one of the top 10 nursing schools in the United States. In 2002 she was introduced to a whole food supplement that offered her great relief from fibromyalgia and arthritis pain.

After hearing testimonials from people who had completely recovered from terminal cancer and AIDS by taking the same nutritional product, Olivia began independent research that has led her to become disillusioned by the health care system she was a part of.

In addition to studying nutrition, she has become certified in various forms of energy healing, including both bodywork and energy psychology. Today Olivia resides in Israel, working privately as a nurse in positions that do not involve giving medication (something she has stopped doing as a matter of conscience). She also has a blog exposing what she has learned about the medical industry.

Questions and Answers

by Trung Nguyen

This question has two parts. You’ve written that “medicine is a business.” In business profits are made by selling products and services and transactions are made between two or more consenting parties.

Part 1. Who stands to profit most from illness and disease?

Everyone who is involved in the system is a part of it because they are profiting in some way, but the ones profiting the most in my opinion have to be the pharmaceutical companies. Based on the amount of money they pay to those whom they seek to influence, it's clear that it's very important to them to keep the system the way it is.

A few examples are the millions of dollars donated to medical schools annually, vacations and financial incentives enjoyed by doctors, and the excessive amount of drug advertising we see in medical journals and on US television.These journals and the media are not going to report something that upsets a major corporate sponsor, such as the high number of people dying from medications considered to have been “appropriately prescribed.”

The pharmaceutical industry also has the largest lobby in the US Congress, something that wouldn’t exist if they truly had something we needed. And as Michael Moore documented in his movie “Sicko,” many politicians privately receive big money from drug companies.

In addition, there is a huge distance between the cost of the active ingredients in a pill and what consumers pay. In the case of Xanax, the markup is over 500,000%.

All of these factors together have made pharmaceuticals the most profitable industry in the world.

Part 2. What products and services do you think are being sold that are not contributing to people’s health?

By its own statistics, the American medical system is the number one cause of death and injury in the United States, and therefore the system as a whole is not benefiting people's health.

In the US alone, the number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million, while the number of people hospitalized unnecessarily each year is 8.9 million.

Of those procedures deemed "necessary," I’m certain that many could have been avoided. For instance, patients facing cardiac bypass surgery are not told that taking a walk every evening and adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet would reverse their heart disease.

Patients should be given the right to choose between these two options, but such options are not even a concept in medicine as the very possibility of reversing any disease process is generally unknown to those in the field.
While we’re on the subject of heart disease, patients who undergo standard medical treatment for heart disease, such as cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, die sooner than comparable patients not receiving treatment. These procedures are fraudulent according to the medical field’s own statistics.

Cholesterol drugs are huge sellers, yet the medical industry’s own studies prove that patients are dying from them. In addition to being very dangerous, they’re totally unnecessary, as 15 years of research actually shows that cholesterol is a healthy sign and does not contribute to heart disease.

Those patients taking cholesterol medication are dying for no reason but profit, and the number of ads shown for these drugs during the evening news is what prevents the good news about cholesterol from being reported in the mainstream media. This is also why they have failed thus far to inform the public that glucose and fructose are actually the true culprits of heart disease.

And I hope you’re not following their advice on taking “an aspirin a day” to prevent heart attacks, because this would increase your risk of cancer astronomically. It also happens to be a useless way to prevent heart attacks.
Another good example is vaccinations, a $1 billion annual fraud. Again using the drug companies' own research, we can see that natural immunity is not provided through vaccines, as those vaccinated contract the very disease they’ve been vaccinated for at a higher rate than those not vaccinated.

Also, by the time a vaccine is released to the public, the pathogen is no longer a threat. For example, those receiving a flu vaccine this season are receiving a vaccine developed against last year’s strain, as viruses constantly mutate - the very reason we’re told that the common cold can’t be cured.

While we’ve been led to believe that major illnesses in the past were curbed due to the invention of vaccines, these actually came under control due to other circumstances, such as the implementation of indoor plumbing, leading to more sanitary conditions.

Most of the illnesses children are vaccinated against today are nearly nonexistent, and their risk of becoming ill from the vaccine itself is actually higher than their risk of ever contracting smallpox or polio.

This is because vaccines contain some of the most poisonous substances known to mankind, such as aluminum, mercury and formaldehyde, and are frequently contaminated with viruses that cause serious diseases. Medical documentation of neurological damage caused by vaccines has existed for many years.

When parents drive to emergency rooms claiming their child had a seizure just after receiving a vaccine, they are told to continue with the vaccination series. Unfortunately the parents usually follow these instructions, and sometimes their children die as a result, or become permanently disabled. There is a link between the explosion of autism in children and mercury in vaccines.

After being told that vaccinations are school policy, most parents in the US believe that it is mandatory to vaccinate their children for school enrollment, but this is not actually the case. Because they are not required by law, parents may request a waiver from schools to exempt their children.

Another example of unnecessary medical procedures is the number of amputations performed for diabetics. I know of a number of cases involving people who were scheduled to go to surgery, but canceled after being introduced to high quality nutritional products that restored their circulation and saved their limbs.

Some routine procedures promoted in the name of prevention are actually causing the disease they’re meant to prevent. For instance, a major cause of the increase in breast cancer is the practice of annual mammography, exposing women to high doses of radiation and actually giving them breast cancer.

One of the most shocking secrets about the medical and pharmaceutical industries is that chemotherapy was derived from mustard gas. Chemo has been proven ineffective in 96-98% of cancer cases and, being an agent used to kill enemies at war, kills patients sooner than the cancer would have.

Doctors push patients to have chemo, although if you were to ask an oncologist how many patients he has who lived more than five years beyond chemotherapy, the answer would be very few, if any.

Of those patients who receive chemo and are told their cancer has gone into remission, it usually comes back much more aggressively, because the chemo has destroyed the patient's only defense against cancer - the immune system.
Surgery and pharmaceutical drugs are presented by the entire medical industry as a solution to health problems, but this isn’t reality. Drugs don't cure disease, and they can't make you healthier. Pharmaceutical drugs are far more likely to kill than illegal drugs.

You don’t believe in medication and you are “extreme” about it. You “don’t take jobs that require me to medicate patients anymore.” Can you provide a few examples of what you’ve seen in your work over the years that has made you adopt this stance?

Sure. First of all, I acknowledge that I am extreme about not using pharmaceutical drugs. My views have really changed on this, because pharmacology was the reason I went into nursing in the first place. I was inspired by the idea of curing the body through pharmaceuticals.

After working as a nurse from 1990-2002, I was introduced to a whole food product and heard testimonials from people that I couldn't ignore. People were leaving their wheelchairs behind and their cancer was vanishing, even for those who were sent home to die.

One woman's elderly mother who was in a nursing home with Alzheimer's went from being bedridden and not recognizing her own family to writing letters home and baking, and even an AIDS patient of mine made a complete turnaround.

The compound in this product is listed by researchers at the National Library of Medicine as reversing tens of disease conditions including heart disease, and had been discovered over 50 years ago to stop the spread of cancer within 72 hours. That's when I learned the cause - and therefore, the cure - of all disease.

Modern medicine has broken the body down into "systems," as though it's not a whole, but it very much is. Our bodies must have essential vitamins and minerals and adequate hydration in order to function properly, and cannot cleanse themselves of toxins without these.

A buildup of toxins causes low energy, premature aging, and eventually disease. There are not hundreds of "diseases" - these are simply the results of an over-polluted body. The areas of the body with the most stored pollution are the areas where these diseases manifest.

The symptoms of these diseases are actually the body's way of dealing with the pollution crisis, and should not be suppressed using medication. For example, a person with high blood pressure has so many toxins that the body attempts to get rid of them by constricting the blood vessels, causing the toxins to circulate and leave the body sooner.
Blood pressure medication relaxes the muscular walls of the blood vessels, causing them to dilate. We need to learn that symptoms are a sign that our bodies are dealing with a crisis and help them do their job, not stop them. If it was healthier for such a person's blood pressure to remain normal, then the body would not have raised it. To the body, the high blood pressure is less of a threat than the toxins.

All medications work in a similar fashion, by suppressing the body's natural response to toxins, and therefore not only is the patient left with a high level of disease producing toxins from the medication, he most likely will develop more "symptoms" from the side effects of suppressing the body's natural abilities, and will be diagnosed with further "diseases," such as diabetes.

This is why it's very common for one drug to lead to another. On the other hand, I've seen blood pressure and sugar levels return to normal within weeks, or even days, when high quality nutritional supplements are introduced.
Unfortunately, the FDA destroyed the supplement containing the compound mentioned above. This has happened to a number of high quality nutritional supplements when news started getting around that they were reversing serious illnesses. The FDA knows of course that such products pose a threat to the entire medical industry, and therefore they extinguish the threat.

Any medical professional suggesting any treatment for cancer other than chemotherapy, surgery or radiation can be prosecuted, and it has actually happened. It's also illegal in the US to publish natural cures for cancer in medical journals, or to even use the word "cure" unless referring to standard medical protocol, which ironically doesn’t “cure” any disease it comes up with.

This question has several parts. You believe in “energy psychology and nutrition for physical illness and psychological disturbances.”

What is “energy psychology”?

Energy psychology works on the premise that everything we manifest in our lives is the physical result of our emotions.
In other words, a person with cancer has a certain amount of toxins that caused their body to become ill, but why did this person, and not another, get cancer? (Those who understand the Law of Attraction - such as from the movie, "The Secret" - will understand this concept.)

After studying the subconscious mind and psychological programming, I firmly believe our minds are programmed like hard drives and that until we change that programming, we won't get different results, just as we don't expect a PC to run on software created for a Mac.

In other words, what we say and do as well as how we react to things is very much a result of what's on our hard drives, and in order to change these things we must reprogram ourselves.

My favorite form of energy psychology is called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and I use it every day to remove negative emotions and input positive ones. This technique removes stress, negative feelings and emotional trauma we experience as a result of painful events in our lives, whose roots are usually in our childhoods. By doing this we can change our behavioral patterns.

EFT works remarkably fast and has helped many people when all else failed. Examples of people who might especially benefit are those with anger issues or panic attacks.

I once taught EFT to a group of mental patients challenged with a variety of childhood issues, and the members achieved remarkable relief. The memories are still there of course, but they no longer experienced the emotional trauma when they recalled them.

This effect is usually permanent and can be achieved remarkably fast. If the negative emotions concerning a specific event resurface, the technique is repeated until they truly are permanently resolved.

I would never recommend it alone for a person with a physical illness, however I've seen so many people sabotage their health that I consider it an important way to negate self-sabotage of one's physical healing.
Anyone interested in EFT can go to the founder's website, Gary Craig, or learn here on video how to use it for free. You may also enjoy Carol Tuttle's Healing Center.

What do you think are some causes of “psychological disturbances”?

That's an interesting question, because the truth is that there is no proof of biochemical imbalances in the brain, and therefore no proof whatsoever that people with a psychological diagnosis need to be balanced with medication. This doesn't mean it's not true, but I can't say if it is or not due to lack of evidence. Psychiatry is not actually scientific.
There are two causes of psychological disturbances that I do support. One is nutritional. The reason for this is that without the essential nutrients, the brain is incapable of carrying out necessary chemical reactions.

I have seen adults as well as children living with ADD/ADHD who changed dramatically after eliminating sugar from their diets or simply taking the right nutritional supplement. One woman received a call from her son's teacher wanting to know what had caused the dramatic change in her child's behavior after giving him a whole food supplement for just one week.

Secondly, I do believe that people can have a psychotic break from overloading themselves. Stress is a killer, physically and psychologically. That's why EFT is so wonderful, because wherever I am I can quickly use it when I feel negative emotions on the rise, rather than becoming enveloped by them.

After studying Gary Craig's work, I don't believe that focusing on traumatic events with a therapist is the best idea. There are people who go to therapy for many years that still have the same negative behavior patterns, because their subconscious program - or hard drive - has not been reprogrammed.

In addition, it's common for those starting therapy to become overwhelmed with emotion by having to relive the trauma as it's retold to the therapist, and while psychology teaches this is a necessary part of the recovery process, Gary Craig's free EFT manual explains why it's not only not necessary, but not at all beneficial.

Anyone who has carefully researched illness and disease will find that most, if not all, illnesses and diseases can be traced back to nutrition, specifically nutrient deficiencies. [Nutrients are the building blocks of the human body. They provide energy that powers our body and brain. Examples of nutrients are vitamins, minerals, amino acids, water, and fatty acids.] In your work, what type of nutrients do you recommend for those with psychological disturbances?

I've read mentally ill patients have responded remarkably well to zinc, magnesium and Vitamin B6. Interestingly, there was a doctor who tested hair samples of men on death row and found they were all deficient in these three nutrients.
Forty years ago the foods we ate had much more nutrition than they do today. The reason for this is that artificial fertilizers, pesticides and mass farming have depleted the soil of minerals, and therefore the plants can't get them from the soil. In addition to eating fresh fruits and vegetables then, it's imperative to supplement.

I like to work with whole food products rather than individual nutrients. The reason for this is that it's crucial to properly balance nutrients in order for them to be absorbed and utilized by the body.

I would caution anyone not to simply walk into a health store and buy something off the shelf. I myself don't buy supplements sold in stores because they tend to be mass produced and therefore the nutrients were most likely damaged during manufacturing, and many of those products contain ingredients such as those found in glue to hold the product together.

Most vitamins sold cause more harm than good, therefore I always research a product and the company carefully before taking anything, and I don't recommend anything without having first taken it myself.

Having said that, my favorite nutritional product is NuPlus from Sunrider. NuPlus is an actual meal and nutritionally balanced, containing vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It's the best and easiest way to get complete and balanced nutrition that I know of.

For those who find Sunrider's products to be expensive, I would recommend Modifilan. Sea plants are known for being full of minerals and this is an excellent product. I'm taking it for safe and gentle removal of radiation, lead and mercury as well as for the high nutritional content.

In addition to these, it's important to get the fatty acids for brain function and to be sure they are properly balanced. Krill oil is safer than fish oils.

If a person went to the doctor, assume an M.D. (Medical Doctor), and the doctor prescribed pills, stating something to the effect of, “Take these pills, they’ll help fix your chemical imbalance—your dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and melatonin levels,” the vast majority of people would do what their doctors tell them.
On the other hand, you would recommend nutrition for psychological disturbances, but because you are an LVN, how would you explain to a layperson the importance of nutrition as an integral part of health? The science behind it? And for what reasons would a person take the advice of an LVN over an M.D.?

I prefer to tell people not to believe anything just because of who's saying it, but to look into the matter themselves. Find testimonials of people who listened to their doctors, and then find those of people who are using nutrition. Decide which path you want to go down. I never had a patient in all these years tell me, "I feel so much better after taking this pill!" Maybe they're out there, but that's not my experience.

Nothing speaks like results, and I've never seen results like I have with those people who added nutrition to their lifestyle. You have to eat anyway, so why not add a few healthy products to your day?

You won't find a big study in some respected journal telling you that nutrition cures cancer because it takes millions of dollars to do those studies, and only the drug companies are paying for them. They are only interested in selling you a product by “managing” your disease, not curing it, so you'll never hear that from them because it would nullify their very existence.

We know we can live without pills, but we can't live without food. Our bodies must have nutrition. No one ever became ill from a lack of pharmaceutical drugs, but look at what happens when you don't eat.

I believe we should all empower ourselves by taking control of our health back into our own hands, rather than putting it completely into the hands of those who stand to profit from their own advice, whether they be natural or medical practitioners.

Being a nurse I have an advantage and therefore I do share what I learn with others, and I'm grateful that people trust me enough to listen to my recommendations, but I always encourage them to read everything they can find about their own personal health challenges. In this way we will all be empowered, not dependent.

There are a number of websites with great information that is presented in a way that anyone can understand. I prefer to get as much information as I can from sites that don't sell products, because then the information is not based on the motive of profit - one of my favorites is here.

As for those who stick to their doctor's advice, many of them have been trained - just as the doctor has been - that he knows best, and if they choose to continue to believe that, I don't have the power to open their eyes. He may be a very good person who believes in what he's doing, but medical school doesn’t teach a thing about health or healing. Even in nursing school we were told, “You may as well not take vitamins.”

I would also point out that their doctor has a financial incentive to advise his method, whereas I don't. (I do not sell the products I recommend.)

You also worked a short time in psychiatry. What sort of things did you see in psychiatry that you would like the public to become aware of?

Just as there are good people practicing medicine, there are good people practicing psychiatry as well, however the field at large is geared at a quick diagnosis and prescription pills. I was really surprised when I saw patients going in and out like an assembly line.

There are some things people should know. First of all, some commonly prescribed psych meds are highly addictive and harder to withdrawal from than cocaine or even heroin.

Unfortunately many people don't learn about this until they want to come off of the drug, and then they're told they must continue to take it for the rest of their lives, leaving them feeling trapped and addicted for life.

This is rather alarming considering that 20 million children worldwide have now been diagnosed with a "learning disorder" such as ADD/ADHD, and Ritalin, the most widely prescribed drug by psychiatrists for children, is compared by researchers in the DSM III to cocaine.

This reference was removed from the DSM lV due to public outcry, but studies have since shown that Ritalin is even more potent to the brain than cocaine, and children who take it are far more likely to abuse cocaine later due to similarities between the two. I suppose you could call it a gateway drug.

Many times these children were diagnosed with ADD or ADHD during a 10-minute period of their lives when they were unable to sit still in a psychiatrist’s office. There are people from the profession who have spoken out against this, claiming that many of these children have a condition that used to be termed “childhood.”

Another point I'd like to make is that many patients don't understand when they experience insomnia, racing thoughts, electrical shocks or the thousands of other possible side effects from psych meds that this is being caused by the drug, and therefore they suffer in silence.

Those who do voice their complaints are routinely given medications that are prescribed solely for the purpose of combating side effects, and because every medication has its own side effects, this leads to yet even more - although different and hopefully more tolerable - side effects. The mind and body are virtually assaulted by all these chemicals.
Unfortunately it has only been through my own research that I have learned psych meds themselves can cause a patient to hear voices or see things that aren't there. I used to ask patients routinely if they experienced either, and of course it was assumed when they answered "yes" that their dose needed to be increased.

I've now read stories of people who only experienced these things while on the drugs. Obviously this isn't the case for everyone with these symptoms, but it's not even taken into account in psychiatric nursing that the drug could be the problem, and therefore an increase in dosage or change of medication is often recommenced.

I should mention here the link between antidepressants, suicide and violence, since so many people including children are prescribed these drugs.

Depressed people in general were never considered a high-risk group for suicide until the advent of antidepressant drugs. The number of actual suicide attempts at least doubles for a child taking antidepressants, according to short-term studies.

When people do commit suicide while taking antidepressants, it is usually in a very violent and desperate manner, and some people who have managed to stop taking them say they were only obsessed with suicide while on the drug.
Another possible side effect of antidepressants is violence. Again, it was not characteristic for depressed people to go on killing sprees until the advent of antidepressant drugs.

More often than not, incidents of mass violence, including school shootings, involve a person taking antidepressants. If you listen to the news after such an event, you will usually hear them say the shooter was receiving psychiatric care or taking psychiatric medication.

Antidepressants can also cause permanent sexual dysfunction, which has seriously affected the lives of many people. This should be considered when contemplating placing a child on these drugs. Despite all these dangers, antidepressants are the most widely prescribed drugs in the US. In 2005, of the 2.4 billion prescriptions dispensed, 118 million were for antidepressants, while drug companies have been caught exaggerating their effectiveness by only reporting positive study results. This of course explains why the above side effects are unknown to patients and even psychiatrists.

There is a consensus among a small, but growing, group of physicians that many, perhaps the majority, of doctors are over-prescribing drugs because they have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. What is your view on this? Were you a witness to this in your work?

As a nurse I never actually witnessed a doctor receiving money, but I've read the problem is so widespread that virtually every physician is on the payroll. That's a very broad statement, of course.
What I did observe were drug reps bringing little gifts, cakes and expensive catered lunches to doctor's offices and hospitals. This is common practice.

I did mention earlier that there are vacations doctors go on, fully paid for by drug companies, sometimes including cash spending money. During three or four days of golfing they might attend a lecture about a new wonder drug.

In addition, patients usually have to visit the doctor’s office regularly in order to have their prescriptions renewed, and this provides yet another incentive for doctors to place patients on medication when it might not be necessary, or rather than teaching them how to manage their disease through a change in diet.

There has been much talk about the food industry purposely adding addictive chemicals to their products to make people become addicted to their products. What is your opinion on this?

The flavor enhancing chemicals commonly added to foods are not only addictive, but kill brain cells.

Caffeine, sugar and cheese are highly addictive, chocolate actually stimulates the same part of the brain as morphine, and diet drinks are still selling despite studies linking aspartame to seizures, MS, and ironically weight gain.

Just as pharmaceutical drugs are advertised as a false solution to health problems, the food industry endeavors to condition us to believe that products that are harmful are actually beneficial, and even necessary for good health.
Calcium for example cannot be absorbed in the presence of protein, a fact well known to researchers, and therefore milk - being a complete protein - is not at all a source of calcium.

Not only is milk not necessary for good bone health, it actually causes osteoporosis - but it's just right for baby cows.

I highly recommend Dr. Russel Blaylock's lecture on excitotoxins, which are addictive poisons such as MSG that are purposely added to foods. Dr. Blaylock, author of "Excitotoxins, the Taste that Kills," divulges in this talk that such information is hidden from the public, and he himself has had a difficult time publicizing the truth.

There is also a book called "Breaking the Food Seduction" by Dr. Neal Barnard that explains the addictiveness of sugar, chocolate, meat and dairy products and how to break these additions. If you're not ready for someone to tell you to give up all meat, dairy and sugar, then you may not want to read it yet.

My best advice for those wanting to change their lifestyle is to initially add good things rather than taking anything away, and focus on what you're gaining instead of losing. Add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your day, drink more water and try some high quality nutritional supplements.

Once you start getting your minerals, you will begin to lose cravings.

What are the differences and similarities between an RN (Registered Nurse) and an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse)?

Even though RN's supervise and have more classroom hours than LVN's, LVN's (or outside of Texas and California, LPN's) generally have more clinical hours during training because ideally we're meant to do the majority of patient care. With the nursing shortage however, it hasn't been that way in many years.

Also in each state of the US it varies as to the level of patient care an LVN can give. In Texas, where I practiced nursing the majority of the time since obtaining my license, I was assigned the same patients and had the same medical responsibilities for them as the RN's.

Let’s go back to the issue of “medicine is a business.” Research has shown that millions of people are being mentally, financially and physically harmed by the healthcare system, whether it’s by the pills they’re taking, by taking the advice of their physicians, or by the procedures within the system. In business, there is usually a mutual consent between two parties in a transaction and one of those parties is often the consumer. Do you think that when it comes to health, the consumers are uninformed (not taking personal responsibility for their own health), misinformed (brainwashed by advertising), or they’re just na├»ve and gullible (trusting physicians with fancy initials) as to the nature of the industry?

I think it is a combination of all three. Most people truly believe that their doctor spent all those years in school learning how to "cure" them, so they give power over their own bodies to their doctor without even questioning it.

They accept whatever their doctor tells them and believe there are no other options. It never occurs to most people that medical protocol is based on what's most profitable, and that their doctor may be falling into the temptation of scheduling unnecessary procedures.

We're taught from birth to go to the doctor when we're sick and take his advice. Not listening to medical advice is frowned upon. For those who have chosen to look for a better way, I have a lot of respect.

As human beings, we need three things to survive: Oxygen, water, and food (on a spiritual level, many argue love is the fourth). One theory is that the oxygen level in our atmosphere has been depleted from 38-50% to less than 21% today. Therefore, our bodies are not receiving enough oxygen and this is contributing to some illnesses and diseases. Another theory is that our soils have been depleted of minerals, so the fruits and vegetables we’re eating now contain less than 12 of the over 70 minerals we require to be healthy and avoid illness and disease. Now, you think that water (a nutrient) is contributing to a host of illnesses because it contains fluoride. Can you elaborate on the issue of fluoride in drinking water and pharmaceutical drugs?

Despite having no benefit when consumed, fluoride is added to 2/3 of tap water in the US and to the majority of water in Canada and Israel, as well as parts of Asia. This practice is illegal in most of Europe, and for good reason.
Fluoride is a waste product of the aluminum, fertilizer and atomic weapons industries, and most fluoride added to tap water contains arsenic and lead. It’s so incredibly poisonous that it's illegal to dump it into rivers and streams, meaning companies were faced with the great expense of having to dispose of it as a hazardous waste product.

Therefore, water municipalities were conned into actually buying this poison at great cost from the companies burdened with disposing of it, and men in hazardous waste suits load it onto chemical trucks and dump it at uncontrolled levels straight into our tap water supply.

In the US, these chemical trucks must report their routes to the federal government in case of a terrorist hijacking because, believe it or not, the same fluoride that is added to tap water, toothpaste and a number of prescription drugs, is also what makes Sarin nerve gas poisonous.

This means that the main ingredient in most psychiatric medications, such as Prozac, and a number of commonly prescribed medications as well, is actually a chemical weapon, and multimillions of people are drinking it.
This insanity came about while the US was building the nuclear bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima, which involved needing to dispose of massive amounts of fluoride. The atomic weapons industry used their chief scientist, Dr. Harold Hodge, to proclaim that drinking fluoride was a safe way to prevent cavities.

This was a false declaration whose sole purpose was to save the industry money. Dr. Hodge hid studies showing that the minutest amounts of fluoride cause nerve damage, and even injected his own patients with plutonium and uranium without their knowledge. It’s clear this was not a person who had the public’s safety in mind.

Chemist Charles E. Perkins stated, "...any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person, mentally or physically."

Fluoride is used as anesthesia, meaning that drinking it results in being slightly anesthetized. It’s for this reason that Russian soldiers and the Nazis were the first to add fluoride to tap water, because it “dumbs people down,” lowering IQ and rendering people submissive and unable to resist domination.

Fluoride also induces early puberty, suppresses multiple hormones, and causes numerous symptoms and diseases such as diabetes, bone cancer and osteoporosis. The percentage of hip fractures is higher in fluoridated areas than non-fluoridated areas.

In addition, fluoride also suppresses thyroid function and was even used by the medical profession at one time for this purpose. It’s no wonder so many people in the US are overweight with this in their drinking water.
You would expect medical practitioners to be aware that a number of medications can cause such results, but I was never taught in pharmacology that any drugs contain fluoride at all, or to look for these effects. When I spoke with my doctor after discovering my fibromyalgia and arthritis were actually a case of fluoride poisoning, he was totally unaware of this as well.

There is absolutely no benefit to adding fluoride to medications such as antibiotics. I can honestly see no other motive for the pharmaceutical companies to do this than to create more business for themselves by inhibiting multiple bodily functions.

Dr. Hodge deceived the public into wanting fluoridated water, and despite being the number one cause of tooth loss, dentists and the American Dental Association continue to claim that fluoride prevents cavities. They do however acknowledge that fluoride stains and mottles teeth by causing a condition called “dental fluorosis,” and they make a huge fortune repairing the damage.

Producing foods and drinks in areas with fluoridated water results in these containing fluoride as well, meaning many food products exported from the US to countries where water fluoridation is illegal actually contain fluoride.
To avoid as much fluoride as I can, I buy bottled spring water. It's important to read labels because some brands of bottled water and even nutritional supplements actually add fluoride. Imported water from Europe such as "Evian" is usually safe, since they were smart enough to make fluoridation illegal.

While we’re on the topic of water, it’s important to mention that drinking 1/2 your weight in ounces each day is very important for optimal health (as long as your kidneys are functioning properly). For example, someone who weighs 120 pounds should drink 60 ounces of water per day. (In kilos, multiply your weight by 2.2, then divide by 2 to calculate how many ounces of water you should drink per day.)

There are people whose health has greatly improved by simply drinking this amount of water daily and eliminating caffeine, which is dehydrating. This enables our bodies to eliminate many toxins.

Prescription drugs is an issue that is close to my heart. I knew a classmate who was on several types of prescription meds after his divorce. As far as I could tell, he was psychotic-- he would take what was said out of context, manipulate what people said or outright lie. The frequency in which he did these things was alarming. When he did these things, he displayed no emotions, even after he was found out. Several members of my family and some friends and co-workers are on meds, also. These people scare me because they have no emotions. They’re like zombies or robots. In your work as a nurse, what types of things did you see from people on prescription drugs that concern you?

It greatly concerns me that people believe prescription drugs are somehow different and less harmful than illegal drugs, simply because of who’s selling them. A lot of hardcore street drugs were originally manufactured in pharmaceutical labs.

As mentioned previously, Ritalin is more potent than cocaine, and while taking this amphetamine, some ADD/ADHD kids complain they “feel like a zombie.”

While some psychiatric patients have no display of emotion even before treatment, there are a number of psychiatric meds whose purpose is to actually cause such a state; something alluded to in your question.

Antipsychotic medications are designed to induce a “chemical lobotomy” or “chemical straight-jacket” by turning off the frontal lobe of the brain, the area responsible for self-determination that causes us to ask, “What do I want to be?”
When given in high enough doses, these drugs also physically paralyze patients, making them less able to react or move. In the past this was a sign that the patient’s dose was high enough, however today lower amounts are prescribed for those living outside of state mental institutions.

Those living in state mental hospitals are usually given higher doses of these drugs, not to cure or balance anything in the brain, but in order to keep patients “manageable.” This happens in nursing homes as well.
Some mental health authorities have been quoted as saying that inducing such a state in patients is cost effective, due to the need for less staff.

At least half of all long-term patients on antipsychotics suffer brain damage, and even doctors cannot distinguish between patients who’ve had a surgical lobotomy and those taking high doses of these pills.

And while the psychiatric community has been told that the newer drugs are safer than their predecessors, the truth is that patients taking today’s antipsychotics and SSRI antidepressants still run the same risks of neurological damage. This includes tardive dyskinesia, characterized by involuntary movements and difficulty being still, and tardive akathisia, compounding feelings of inner torture to the inability to be still.

Many times these are lifelong conditions, persisting even after the drug is discontinued, and many people who commit suicide while taking psychiatric medication display these signs beforehand.

Despite the fact that psychiatrists are prescribing these drugs with confidence, they’re so new that we don’t yet know their long-term effects, and incredibly, a very limited amount of research has been done in general on the side effects of psychiatric medications.

Moving on from psychiatry, the medical profession also misleads patients about the addictiveness of prescription drugs and largely fails to inform them about possible side effects.

Neurological medications and even Reglan, a popular drug given to patients with decreased appetite, can cause the same tardive dyskinesia seen in psychiatric patients.

Totally uninformed by their doctors as to what to look for, many medical patients experience side effects they believe are part of their disease process, and therefore live with unnecessary suffering.

Only by reading articles by doctors who have quit working in modern medicine to practice natural healing, such as Dr. Mercola, have I even become aware that many of the "new symptoms" my patients were experiencing were actually drug side effects.

We are not taught to even stop and ask if this new physical development could be a side effect, which results in more medication being given, and this further shuts down the body's natural response to toxicity, leading to eventual organ failure.

I used to give powerful drugs to patients that I now know eventually caused their respiratory failure and rendered them bedridden, but neither they nor anyone in the medical field even thought to ask if the downslide in their condition could be an effect of the medication rather than the disease - myself included.

When I heard about people who came off their medication and got better, I couldn’t understand it until I did my own research. Maybe now you understand why I no longer medicate patients. I am driven by the memory of my patients to tell the truth.

When people learn to accept responsibility for their own health and realize that diseases don't just "happen" - they're "caused" by lifestyle - then we'll be on our way to not only reversing health challenges, we'll actually eliminate these conditions all together.
At this point, the vast majority of people working in the medical establishment believe that chronic diseases happen randomly.

You don’t use toothpaste because it contains fluoride. What do you use in its place?

I use toothpaste that is not fluoridated. This can be found at most health food stores. Be sure to read the label as some "all-natural" brands actually contain fluoride.

There are other alternatives such as baking soda (soda bicarbonate for those outside of the US), which whitens teeth naturally, and some people like adding peppermint and trying various home recipes.

In the US, all fluoridated toothpastes contain a warning label to “contact poison control immediately if more than the amount needed for brushing is swallowed,” because of the fluoride. It’s easily absorbed through the soft tissues of the mouth, however.

Children inevitably swallow toothpaste while brushing due to poor control, and in addition to fluoride, some of those children’s toothpastes actually have sugar to encourage them to brush, which is well known to cause cavities.
Not all countries require a warning label to call poison control, and therefore some of the same toothpastes available in the US can be found overseas without it. The fact is that a tube of toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill two children, so please don’t allow your little ones the chance to mistake the sugary children’s toothpastes for candy.

You’ve been a LVN for over a decade. What are some memorable moments that come to mind?

My best moments in nursing have been when I combined natural healing with my medical patients (something that's not welcome in the medical field and which I was reprimanded for).

One of the best moments I had was when a particular patient of mine started taking the nutritional supplement I mentioned earlier. He was blind due to a laser burning both of his retinas during cataract removal surgery.
The product caused stem cell production and had helped a number of people with eye diseases regain their sight and even reinstate their license to drive. However I didn't mention this to him because I couldn't imagine in his case that this was possible.

Well, a week and a half later he could see, and he proved it to me by describing what was hanging on the walls and every move I was making.

I asked him if he'd told the other nurses and he said, "No, I like to spy on them!" He said he felt so good, he was thinking of going to Vegas!

Also, the AIDS patient I briefly mentioned earlier who improved after drinking the same supplement comes to mind. His mother called me and told me I had to come see the improvement.
Here was a man who for the six months I'd known him couldn't speak an intelligible sentence, yet he was a totally different person after just three days of drinking the formula.

When his mother had arrived at the hospital that day and the staff told her he'd been pushing himself around in a wheelchair talking to everyone, she replied, "You don't know my son." It turned out to be true though, and I was stunned as he pointed to antique cars on TV naming the make, model and year.

That evening as we were about to leave the hospital, his mother and I grabbed the blanket and were about to cover him up when she asked me, "Do you think it's cold in here?" Suddenly he said, "No, but why don't you cover me up anyway?" We were both so taken off guard that he answered, we screamed and jumped back! It was really funny - and definitely one of my most memorable moments.

The hospital for catastrophic illnesses was so amazed when he started walking they actually filmed it, and the doctor who'd told me he'd never go home went to see the tape for himself, because he couldn't believe it.

Any parting words for our readers?

I'd like to add that healing is a process that takes time, so if you decide to heal yourself naturally, don't lose hope or believe it isn't working. Find similar people online who have a positive attitude.

The power of the body to heal itself is truly amazing, and I have seen many people whose lives greatly improved when they implemented suggestions similar to the ones I've made above.

Remember that no one will ever care more about your health than you. Therefore, only you can make the change.

Red Pill Reich: Government Scientists Hide Vaccine/Autism Link

Red Pill Reich: Government Scientists Hide Vaccine/Autism Link

There is ample scientific proof that ethyl mercury, added to vaccines since the 1930's, causes brain damage.

The flu vaccine still contains the full load of mercury and is given to babies twice within their first year of life, then annually thereafter.

Would you rather see your child develop autism or the flu?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Alert: Health supplements to be banned in Canada?

Canada's C-51 Law May Outlaw 60% of Natural Health Products; Big Pharma Pushing to Criminalize Supplements

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(NaturalNews) A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-51, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on April 8th, 2008, and it proposes sweeping changes to Canada's Food and Drugs Act that could have devastating consequences on the health products industry.

Among the changes proposed by the bill are radical alterations to key terminology, including replacing the word "drug" with "therapeutic product" throughout the Act, thereby giving the Canadian government broad-reaching powers to regulate the sale of all herbs, vitamins, supplements and other items. With this single language change, anything that is "therapeutic" automatically falls under the Food and Drug Act. This would include bottled water, blueberries, dandelion greens and essentially all plant-derived substances.

The Act also changes the definition of the word "sell" to include anyone who gives such therapeutic products to someone else. So a mother giving an herb to her child, under the proposed new language, could be arrested for engaging in the sale of unregulated, unapproved "therapeutic substances." Learn about more of these freedom-squashing changes to the law at the website:

New enforcement powers allow Canadian government to seize your home or business

At the same time that C-51 is outlawing herbs, supplements and vitamins, it would grant alarming new "enforcement" powers to the thugs enforcement agents who claim to be "protecting" the public from dangerous unapproved "therapeutic agents" like, say, dandelion greens. As explained on the website ((, the C-51 law would allow the Canadian government's thugs enforcement agents to:

• Raid your home or business without a warrant
• Seize your bank accounts
• Levy fines up to $5 million and a jail terms up to 2 years for merely selling an herb
• Confiscate your property, then charge you storage fees for the expense involved in storing all the products they stole from you

C-51 would even criminalize the simple drying of herbs in your kitchen to be used in an herbal product, by the way. That would now be categorized as a "controlled activity," and anyone caught engaging in such "controlled activities" would be arrested, fined and potentially jailed. Other "controlled activities" include labeling bottles, harvesting plants on a farm, collecting herbs from your back yard, or even testing herbal products on yourself! (Yes, virtually every activity involving herbs or supplements would be criminalized...)

There's more, too. C-51 is the Canadian government's "final solution" for the health products industry. It's a desperate effort to destroy this industry that's threatening the profits and viability of conventional medicine. Natural medicine works so well -- and is becoming so widely used -- that both the Canadian and American governments have decided to "nuke" the industries by passing new laws that effectively criminalize anyone selling such products. They simply cannot tolerate allowing consumers to have continued access to natural products. To do so will ultimately spell the destruction of Big Pharma and the outdated, corrupt and criminally-operated pharmaceutical industry that these criminally-operated governments are trying to protect.

Join the rally to protest C-51

On May 9th, 2008, Canadian citizens will be gathering at the Calgary Federal Court to protest C-51 and help protect their access to natural health products. Call 1-888-878-3467 to learn more, or visit the action page of Health Canada Exposed at:

NaturalNews is looking to hire someone with a good video camera to film the event. We'll gladly pay you to video tape this and send us the resulting file, which we will edit and then post for NaturalNews readers. If you have a video camera (with good audio, hopefully) and can attend the May 9th rally, please contact us at (U.S.) 520-232-9300 for details. If you do film there, be sure to use the camera buddy system, where you have somebody in the distance filming YOU with the camera, so that if Canadian law enforcement thugs decide to assault you and steal your video camera in order to censor the event, then somebody else in the distance has THAT on video! You got that? So there are two cameras working, camera A is filming the rally, and it's very close to the action. Camera B is set back farther from the scene, and it's filming the person holding camera A. This is standard operating practice for filming such events, and it makes it very difficult for government thugs to shut down the video. Often, the person filming with camera B is in a car somewhere, or filming covertly so that they don't attract attention. Zoom lenses help a lot.

In any case, if you manage to get some video of this event, then we'd be thrilled to share it with NaturalNews readers. And like I said, we'll pay for footage, so call us for details. Together, we can help spread the word about this important rally for health freedom in Canada.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Olive Leaf: A Natural Anti-Viral


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Did you know that as many as 90% of us have been exposed to this viral infection? And most people who have it show no symptoms! Most of the research on olive leaf's anti-viral properties has come from studies on viruses of which herpes is a common one... In 1969 the research of Dr... Renis working with the Upjohn company, proved that a compound of oleuropein from the olive leaf could kill all viruses, including the herpes (both oral and genital), against which it was tested... After the active components were isolated in 1969, an upsurge of research has resulted in continuing discoveries... In 1992 French biologists found that all of the herpes viruses were inhibited or killed by extracts from olive leaf...

If you've had chickenpox, you're at risk for this potentially serious disease... Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus can live, but remain inactive, in your body... If it becomes active again, usually later in life, it can cause Shingles... When the immune system is working properly you do not have to suffer very long... Olive leaf builds your immune system naturally... Enhancing the immune system with good diet, exercise, olive leaf and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent shingles outbreaks...

You can end the shingles symptoms including pain, rashes, itching, inflammation, redness and blisters and return to normal with herbal and pharmaceutical treatments... Olive leaf capsules, tea and extracts fight the shingles virus from the inside... Skin cream and bar soap with olive leaf extract can be applied wherever shingles is a problem...

Diabetes & Hypoglycemia
Researchers have found that the natural olive leaf compounds can lower the level of blood sugar... There are several cases in my clinic confirming this finding... One involved a 15-year-old girl with juvenile diabetes... The teenager had been regularly taking 350 units of insulin daily for control... After one month on olive leaf extract, she was able to maintain similar control with just 220 units... In another case, the blood sugar level of a diabetic elderly priest dropped from 450 to 160 after three months of olive leaf treatment... In yet another instance, the blood sugar of a middle aged man stabilized at 140, down from 250, after one month... He reported a great increase in energy during this time... Olive leaf extracts have been shown in laboratory studies to lower blood sugars, but their use in treating diabetes in humans is not well documented...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
A number of patients have experienced significant easing of joint pain... After taking olive leaf for three weeks customers notice more flexibility in their fingers, elbows, and neck... There was also marked relief of muscle tension surrounding the joints...

Yeast Infections, Candida
Candida is a yeast that can be found in nearly every one... However, when someone is referring to "Candida" they are probably meaning Candidiasis, which is an over growth of Candida... Olive leaf is shown to improve candida infections and the resultant discharge, psoriasis, PMS, weight problems, headaches and other symptoms that coincide with yeast infections... Olive Leaf is an effective killer of harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts and fungi... As these die off in your gut, the areas they occupied on the linings will be exposed... It is helpful to start the process of rebuilding the gut lining within days of taking Olive leaf (with organic foods)... This will not only assist your digestion, and in so doing, ensure more nutrients are absorbed into your bloodstream for rebuilding damaged cells and organs elsewhere in the body, it will discourage new microbes from colonizing your system again... The rebuilding process can take up to three months...
Note: the Olivus Elixir extract has a small amount of organic honey for flavoring, it is known to avoid sugar when fighting yeast and candida...

Fungal Infections
More than 10 million Americans are said to have disfiguring fungal nail infections, a widely ignored medical problem... It is frequently found among patients with AIDS, cancer and diabetes, athletes, elderly individuals, people who spend considerable time standing or who wear the same shoes day after day, or who wear artificial fingernails... Drugs taken for many other conditions lower resistance and are believed to make people more susceptible to infection... Olive leaf has been shown to fight these fungis... Kill Toe Nail Fungus by making a poultice with olive leaf powder or applying liquid extract tincture directly to the affected area...

Toenail fungus is a common, contagious condition that strikes many people... Typically it occurs when the immune system is down and once contracted is difficult to eliminate from the system... Also referred to as onychomycosis, this widespread condition accounts for a large proportion of nail disorders and can become quite unsightly and painful... Beginning as discoloration or a light colored spot under the tip of the toenail, this fungus will continue to spread until the entire nail becomes thick and yellow with rough and crumbling edges... Fortunately, toenail fungus does not have to be accepted as a distasteful part of life... Utilizing the natural healing potential of olive leaf is a safe and natural way to get rid of this unsightly and difficult ailment...

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports that Allergic disorders affect at least 50 million people in the US... Type 1 Allergies and symptoms include Asthma, Eczema, Hay Fever, Headaches, swellings, fatigue, chills, sensitivity to light and Loss of Appetite... Type 2 Allergies could start in infancy or during childhood due to inherited tendencies and exposure to Pollen, Dust and Environmental Toxins, including all the chemicals we breathe and eat... It all starts with your Immune System not handling whatever comes along! The botanical Olea Europaea (olive leaf) tea, extracts and capsules are immune system boosters know to help control and eliminate various allergies...

Skin & Topical uses
Olive leaf extracts are rich in antioxidants and skin softening properties... A total luxury for dry skin! Olive leaf helps skin with the presence of flavonoids and oleanolic acid, which stimulate the components of the connective tissue and regularize the tissue - thereby boosting the health of the skin...The secoiridoid derivatives (oleuropeoside) in olive leaves are responsible for the vaso-dilating and relaxing properties of their extracts... Olive leaf can be applied as a cream or in a soap... Olive leaf fights skin blemishes and acne by mimicking the effectiveness of cortisone without the side effects...

Anti-aging effects of olive leaf extract are becoming common among skin care products from Johnson & Johnson, Biotherm, Proactive and others... The Olivus bar soap and Silken Skin cream are great ways to keep skin clean & healthy on a cellular level... Plus olive leaf extract is proven to control acne and other skin blemishes...

Warts are pesky skin problems that can cause embarrassment because they are unsightly and can grow in virtually any part of your body... Most common warts show up on your knees, hands, feet, and elbows... However, there are also some types that establish a colony on your mouth, nail beds and even the genital area... Since warts are caused by viruses, particularly the human papiloma virus, olive leaf is an effective tool...

Warts are pesky skin problems that can cause embarrassment because they are unsightly and can grow in virtually any part of your body... Most common warts show up on your knees, hands, feet, and elbows... However, there are also some types that establish a colony on your mouth, nail beds and even the genital area...

Since warts are caused by viruses, particularly the human papilomavirus, they sometimes disappear on their own... According to statistics, warts in children usually disappear within six months to two years, even without any treatment... However, warts in adults are more persistent, lasting for several years...

These itchy or somewhat painful skin growths usually spread through direct contact... A person with warts can infect other people or even other parts of his or her body... You see, viral particles from warts can germinate in the skin for about a year before eventually appearing...

There are actually many ways to get rid of warts... You can opt to freeze it, undergo electrosurgery or put chemicals to help remove these skin growths... However, most of these types of treatment can be painful... If you don't want to experience pain while getting rid of warts, you can choose to use natural anti-wart remedies...

Try olive leaf extract capsules and liquid extract tincture applied directly to the skin to help put an end to your war against warts... Olive leaf soap and skin cream are also effective tools to fight skin blemishes, acne and warts...


Multiple Symptoms
Olive leaf extract appears to work at many different levels in the body... As a result we often hear reports from patients that a variety of symptoms begin improving... One woman with chronic fatigue, frequent colds, asthma, and vaginal yeast infections said that all her symptoms had virtually cleared up within five weeks... The woman, a teacher, was able to take on new projects she wouldn't even begin to think were possible before...

In addition olive leaf delivered as a tea can improve respiratory response, clear lungs and ease breathing... Respiratory diseases (tonsillitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis, etc...) and lung conditions such a pneumonia and bronchitis react well to olive leaf... Other benefits of olive leaf include a reduction of allergy and asthma symptoms...

More Energy
One of the most frequent comments we hear from clients after they start taking olive leaf is that they feel more energetic and have a greater sense of well-being... Many want to continue the supplement even after the treatment program has cleared up or reduced specific problems... Some people are energized to the point that they inquire whether there is an "upper" in the product... There is not... It simply generates a natural "upper" effect... Healthy people who take it say they also feel this infusion of energy without caffeine or other stimulants...

Protecting against cancer
Scientists have identified a new compound derived from olive leaf's oleanolic acid that protects against the development of liver cancer in laboratory animals... Both Liver and Breast cancers have been identified as responding to olive leaf... It is showing to be particularly effective in preventing cancers with a strong link to inflammation, such as liver, colon, prostate, and gastric cancers...

A version of oleanolic acid, found in olive leaf, significantly reduced the growth of liver tumors in laboratory animals, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth Medical School...

In their study, the use of small amounts of the olive leaf extract, a triterpenoid analog called CDDO-Im, yielded a greater than 85 percent reduction in the volume of liver tumors... Larger doses produced a 99 percent reduction...

“Even at low-doses, CDDO-Im induces cell protecting genes, inhibits DNA damage by aflatoxin and dramatically blocks development of liver tumors,” according to Melinda Yates of Johns Hopkins University and lead author of the study...

Experiments, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, show CDDO-Im to be effective at doses 100 times lower than other compounds known to prevent cancer in people... Because of its makeup, the researchers believe CDDO-Im could be particularly effective in preventing cancers with a strong link to inflammation, such as liver, colon, prostate, and gastric cancers... It could also play a role in preventing diseases such as neurodegeneration, asthma and emphysema...

The olive fights breast cancer
Laboratory results showing that oleic acid dramatically cuts the expression of a gene involved in the development of breast cancer have been acclaimed as a major breakthrough in understanding the benefits of the Mediterranean diet...

Digestive Aid/Detox
It is estimated that more than 100 million people in America are affected by some form of digestive disorder... That's more than half of the U...S... population! For some people, digestive disorders are a source of irritation and discomfort that may cause them to limit their life styles and miss work frequently... For others, these disorders may be crippling... Olive leaf tea in specific has been shown to aid in the creation of appetite, digestion and Detoxification... In addition to promoting activity and regularity in the gastro intestinal tract (GIT) olive leaf tea provides an internal cleansing action that helps to eliminate harmful yeasts and bacteria... Toxins can be anything from food additives and pesticides to specific foods that induce a reactive response by the GIT...

IBS: Olive leaf extract combats inflammation and irritation in the intestinal tract and stomach... It has a soothing effect and regulates bowel movements while eliminating toxins from the body...The active ingredient contained in olive leaf, oleuropein, is found throughout the olive tree, however is concentrated in the leafs... It has a very strong antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic effect and thus helps to calm your IBS symptoms...

Other Conditions
Acne - Olive Leaf is known as the ancient way of curing acne this method has been used for over two thousand years and can be traced back to the days of ancient Greece... Olive tea and extract has been one of the main methods and among the best home remedies in combating skin illnesses such as acne... With proper use of olive leaf your skin will be able to build a resistance to the many factors that can contribute to acne and will be looking better then ever...

Parasitic Infections - olive leaf is an effective tool to eliminate parasites including tape worms and other pesky invaders...

Others - Ear infections, bladder infections, diarrhea hepatitis, pneumonia, retrovirus, staph viruses and more respond to olive leaf...

Weight Loss - Olive leaf's digestive enhancement and energy boosting “upper” effects are used by some for weight loss...

Antioxidant Power
Studies show that the olive leaf contains some of the most powerful antioxidants known... Antioxidants keep the free radicals in our bodies in check so that they don't promote too much oxidation, which can harm the walls and structure of cells, damage the genetic material inside a cell, and cause many serious diseases... Free Radicals can be caused by many factors: sun exposure, pollution, stress, poor diet, alcohol and smoke... The high antioxidant qualities (12 proven Antioxidants) of olive leaf have been shown to "scavenge" Free Radicals even more than Vitamin C, Green Tea, Grape Seed Extract...

Please note that we are not advocating that people stop using their normal medication, but would like to make people aware that some alternative therapies can be very effective to help treat problems and create a healthier, younger and more vital you... Although we believe in the therapeutic and healing properties of herbs, care must be taken in the use thereof, as they are powerful compounds...

Olive leaf for Dogs, Cats and other animals
Olive leaf works by stimulating your pet’s own protective cells (phagocytes) to ingest foreign invaders... It interferes with microorganisms’ vital amino acid production processes... It has no impact on ”friendly” microbes...

Olive leaf is highly effective in eliminating microorganisms, which supports its use in almost any type of infection... It is extremely effect in treating 19 different viruses and 15 types of bacteria, including conjunctivitis, canine hepatitis, “kennel cough,” cystitis, Endocarditis, peritonitis, staph infections, and urinary tract infections... Note: With very sick animals, their symptoms may become worse - because Olive leaf works so well that it kills bad microbes faster than the body can eliminate them, so detoxification symptoms may occur... If that happens, reduce dosage or stop giving Olive leaf for a day or two to allow your pet’s waste system to catch up... Best for Pets: Try Olive Leaf Powder or open capsules to add

How to use olive leaf for pets?

Please tell those who ask to simply buy the capsules or powder and sprinkle a fraction of the capsule into the animal's food... A horse could have a human dose...

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Safety Evaluation/Contraindications
Olive leaf is safe* to use every day and long term without worry... Olive leaf can be combined with other herbs/teas/supplements to create flavorful, healthful blends... Many of our customers find varying the delivery method (tea 1-3 days/week, capsules 1-3 days/week, extract one day and powder 1-2 days per week) of olive leaf is a good way to keep it in the diet... Our bodies are constantly metabolizing our intake so remember consistency is the best bet for any dietary supplement...

die-off Effect
Olive leaf use causes the death of microbes and removes toxins... The liver, kidneys, intestines and skin are therefore tested to their limits, to deal with, and remove them. This causes Herxheimers Reaction, which can have a variety of symptoms...

Thus, "die-off," referred to in medicine as the "Herxheimer reaction," occurs when the olive leaf components kills large numbers of harmful germs rather quickly... Then, the patient's membranes absorb toxic products from these dead microorganisms... The large amount of foreign antigens triggers an increasing immune response, in addition to interfering with usual biochemical processes, and these immune effects can temporarily worsen a person's symptoms... Physicians using olive leaf extract believe that this die-off reaction indicates that the treatment is working... Die-off therefore suggests that the patient is having an excellent response to a properly designed treatment program...

The symptoms include fatigue, diarrhea, muscle and joint pains, headaches, rashes, flu-like symptoms and even pimples... These symptoms indicate that the herb is working and that a range of microbes and toxins have been eliminated and are in the process of being removed from your system... These symptoms can be reduced by increasing your fluid intake – but if they persist, reduce the dosage...

* Safety Precautions
This product should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation... Use with caution if you are allergic to Olive tree pollen as it may cause a seasonal respiratory allergic reaction... This herb may cause mild gastrointestinal irritation, particularly if taken on an empty stomach...

Known Drug Interactions
Olive leaf may potentiate the effects of blood pressure lowering medications and theoretically may interact with anti diabetic medications due to its potential to affect glucose levels... Further, this herb may interact with drugs that inhibit blood clotting and platelet aggregation, including but not limited to warfarin (Coumadin®), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), pentoxifylline (Trental®), Talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications...

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the claims contained in the information of this Website. We always advise people to consult a physician or other health professional about the use of herbs for specific conditions... This product should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation... Use with caution if you are allergic to Olive tree pollen as it may cause a seasonal respiratory allergic reaction...

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