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Superbug Bacteria in Supermarket Meatbacteria

Roughly 75 percent of the meat sold at grocery stores in the United States contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, aka superbugs, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group, a consumer advocacy and research nonprofit.

Sound familiar? EWG first warned of these superbugs—and the serious public health threat they pose—in 2013. Not only does the problem persist, the prevalence of superbugs in pork chops and ground beef has actually increased. That’s in large part because factory farms continue to abuse antibiotics, says Dawn Undurraga, EWG nutritionist and author of the report. Producers feed the drugs to farm animals not to treat bacterial infections but to promote growth, prevent disease, and compensate for cramped, unsanitary living conditions.

“Penicillin is the second most used type of antibiotic on the farm, even though the World Health Organization has designated penicillins as ‘critically important’ antibiotics for use in human medicine,” notes Undurraga. “The type of penicillin that is used on the farm, amoxicillin, is the same one we give to our kids to treat ear and respiratory infections. It’s the No. 1 antibiotic given to kids each year, and we’re squandering it by using it on the farm.”

Why is this so dangerous?bacteria

In fact, the vast majority of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to farm animals, not people. Why is this so dangerous? Antibiotics typically kill most bacteria, but not all, leaving behind antibiotic-resistant superbugs that can spread foodborne illnesses and other diseases—all while transferring their antibiotic-resistance genes to their offspring and to other bacteria in the environment, creating even more superbugs. This in turn can lead to antibiotics losing effectiveness and infections becoming harder to treat. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect more than 2 million people every year and cause at least 23,000 of them to die.

While the Food and Drug Administration introduced a plan in 2013 urging pharmaceutical companies to stop selling antibiotics for the use of growth promotion in farm animals, Undurraga stresses the need to do more: The latest statistics show that 87 percent of the bacteria found on ground turkey products are resistant to tetracyclines, a type of antibiotic that’s used to treat human ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, chlamydia, and more. One in five strains of salmonella found on grocery store chicken are resistant to amoxicillin, which, in addition to being prescribed annually to more than 18 million children, is one of the only antibiotics available to treat salmonella poisoning in pregnant women.

Take up the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Taking up the fight against antibiotic resistance in your own daily life can be as simple as avoiding unnecessary use of antibiotics and, even better, transitioning to a whole-food, plant-based diet. However, you’ll still be at risk for picking up superbugs (which can get transported off farms via meat, farm workers, soil, air, or water) until there’s a significant policy change: “Despite growing awareness, the FDA has chosen to bury its head in the sand; it has not issued any rules to deter the industry, instead opting for voluntary guidance,” says Undurraga, who advocates for the World Health Organization recommendations to get medically important antibiotics off of factory farms. “Other developed countries such as Sweden, Denmark, and the United Kingdom have successfully banned nonessential farm use of various antibiotics, and there is no reason that the U.S. could not do the same.”

Taking Care of Your Student Athlete

Now that school is in full swing and student sports are starting up, it is time to be diligent about student athlete health.

It is important for a variety of reasons:

  • Quality Sleep
  • Preventing Injury
  • Faster healing time
  • Increases Performance
  • Feeling good
  • Immunity

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For more information, check out the article Taking Care of Your Athlete that focuses on the following topics:

  • Reactive vs. Proactive Care
  • Spot an Injury or Weakness Before it’s a Problem
  • Subluxation

Staying on top of student athlete health will make for a much better season and a happier kid!

Interesting Facts about Margarine

Margarine was invented in France by Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès in 1869, during the Franco-Prussian wars. He invented it in response to a competitive challenge from the French government under Napoleon III, who was looking for a cheap and stable substitute for butter, and offered a big prize to anyone who could pull it off.

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?margarine

Read on to the end…gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.   Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!    Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarinemargaine

  • Very High in Trans fatty acids
  • Triples risk of coronary heart disease
  • Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
  • Increases the risk of cancers up to five times
  • Lowers quality of breast milk
  • Decreases immune response
  • Decreases insulin response

And here’s the most disturbing fact… HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone should enough to have us avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

  • no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)
  • it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This With Your Friends…..(If you want to butter them up’)!

Traditional Eating – What We Stopped Doing

Do you know what traditional eating is? traditional eating

Our ancestors did it for hundreds and thousands of generations. It’s prized in all cultures. What is traditional eating?

Eating fats. 

Here’s an example of traditional eating:

When Eskimos (Inuit) catch game such as seal, caribou, bear, etc. they prize the liver and internal organs and give the lean muscle meat to their dogs.

This diet is found all over the world. Even today many cultures still prize the health qualities of organ meats:

  • chopped liver
  • sweetbreads (thymus or pancreas)
  • Scottish haggis (heart, liver, lung pudding)
  • sausage from many cultures
  • British bangers
  • Irish shepherds’ pie

There are many similar dishes all over the world.

It seems to be the opposite with modern society. And yet lean meats were always considered less important and less nutritious than the fatty organ meats. It’s true, organ meats have far more nutrients. Serve some this holiday season!

CDC Admits There is No Science Behind the Flu Vaccine

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How do you feel about the flu vaccine?

Through all of her years of medical training Cammy Benton, MD said the only thing she was taught with regard to vaccines were that they were “safe and effective” and to discard the vaccine inserts, as they were all “lawyer jargon.”

But she began to ask questions about the science behind the flu shot, and even asked a senior CDC official about it at an event. She found no credible studies backing up the science behind the flu shot.

When she called the CDC about it, the CDC admitted there was no science confirming the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, it was simply “all we have” to combat the flu season.

Dr. Benton then asked why hospitals were not requiring ALL medical personnel to wear face masks during the flu season, since the CDC was admitting the flu vaccine was not effective.

The person at the CDC hung up and the next Monday Dr. Benton was presented with a four-month severance pay. She states that this was the best “vacation” she could have received at that time, because she spent every day studying about vaccines.

Watch the video interview and read the rest here!

Did this article change your mind? We want to hear your opinions on the subject!

Your Inner Healer – Let It Out

I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop…was not. Why? What difference was there in the two persons that caused one to have [disease] while his partner…escaped? Why? (1) D.D. Palmer, Founder of Chiropractic

Are you healthy if you feel good? If you said, “Yes,” ask yourself if you ever felt good one day and then came down with a cold, the flu or some other condition the next.

Are you in tune with your inner healer? inner healer

There is a part of your body that is especially intimate with your inner wisdom: your nervous system, composed of your brain, spinal cord and the billions of nerves that emerge from them. Your nervous system touches every nook and cranny of your body, and your innate intelligence uses this vast communications system to organize your billions of parts into a healthy, adapting, living being. (2) True health or adaptation can only emerge when your innate intelligence can communicate to your body parts without interference or “static.”

A complete loss of communication happens in death; a partial loss results in a general deterioration of health – or “dis-ease” – you are less alive and less able to cope with life’s stresses. Eventually a dis-eased state turns into disease conditions. (3)

Subluxations are a common, often painless condition that stresses your spine and nervous system and causes “static,” dis-ease or body malfunction. Doctors of Chiropractic spend years of training learning how to locate and correct your subluxations, freeing your body from dis-ease and helping you better reconnect to your inner healer.

Make sure you are free of subluxations – visit your chiropractor today!

  1.   Palmer DD. The science, art and philosophy of chiropractic. Portland, OR: Portland Printing House. 1910.
  2. Ornstein R, Sobel D. The brain as a health maintenance organization In R. Ornstein & S. Swencionis (Eds.), The Healing Brain, A Scientific Reader. New York: Guilford Press. 1990;11.
  3. Selye H. The Stress of Life (Rev. ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. 1976.

What’s in a flu shot?

Do you know what is in a flu shot? flu shot

The new flu vaccine is made with armyworms and insects? UGH!
The Flublok® flu vaccine is made with insects and armyworms. How’d you like that injected into your kids, spouse or yourself?
Here is what the package insert for the Flublok’s quadrivalent vaccine states:
Flublok Quadrivalent may also contain residual amounts of baculovirus and Spodoptera frugiperda cell proteins (= 19 mcg), baculovirus and cellular DNA (= 10 ng), and Triton X-100 (= 100 mcg).
To clarify: baculovirus are viruses that infect insects. Spodoptera frugiperda are armyworms.
Will people start having worm-like qualities a la Spiderman getting bit by a spider and developing superpowers? That’s a great comic book story but not real life. Besides what would a person with worm-like powers look like or be able to do?

90% Of Pregnant Women Are Refusing The Flu Shot

A mother’s instinct regarding the Flu shotflu shot

A mother’s instinct is very powerful and that may be why an overwhelming majority of pregnant women are now refusing the flu shot in spite of medical doctors telling them the vaccine is safe for their unborn baby.

A shocking report from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) presented data from two different sources demonstrating that the 2009/10 H1N1 vaccines contributed to an estimated 1,588 miscarriages and stillbirths. A corrected estimate may be as high as 3,587 cases. (1)

Alessandro Bertoucci, PhD analyzed the practices of 256 physicians treating more than 600,000 patients. He flu shotreported that 91% of pregnant women are declining influenza vaccines due to fears of miscarriage and suspected toxins in the vaccine itself.

What do you think about the Flu Shot?

  1. Dannemann E, King P, Goldman GS. A comparison – probably 2009-A-H1N1-flu-shot-related fetal loss and maternal deaths in pregnant women attributed to unverified H1N1-infection related complication – an upside-down risk benefit reality. National Coalition of Organized Women Report. August 11, 2010.

Are There Incurable Diseases?

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When a person is told that they have an “incurable disease,” that is usually an incorrect phrase. The accurate phrase would be: “incurable by orthodox medicine.”

The problem is people often don’t know that there is much more they can do than drugs and surgery. There is almost always a more effective, less expensive and much, much safer alternative than the orthodox medical approach.

Even medical journals contain articles about “incurables” that recovered using natural means or even without any care. The list is long and can include day-to-day illness such as colds, flu and the “24-hour virus.” It can also include chronic and serious health issues such as allergies, asthma, ADD, autism, cancer, stroke … and more. The important thing is: don’t give up and don’t stop searching.

For example, here is an interview with a mother who was told by her MDs that her autistic son was so damaged he should be institutionalized. Today he is a 26-year-old aerospace engineer living a normal life.

Everyone has an inborn, natural, God-given healing ability that is more powerful than any drug.

The technical term to describe such amazing healings is: spontaneous remission. Such healings are far more common than most people realize:

Spontaneous regression of cancer is not a rare occurrence as thought to be; in an average month during 2002, medical journals published more than four articles on the subject…. Spontaneous regression occurs in most types of cancer. (1)

Spontaneous remission is just another way of saying that your body’s natural healing ability kicked in. The goal of all natural healthcare is for there to be more and more “spontaneous remissions” of all diseases and conditions. 

For that reason, so their natural healing ability may address their body’s challenges. Chiropractic may make the difference.

The chiropractic approach is to unblock or unlock subluxations that interfere with your natural healing ability – for you and your children. This is essential for optimal functioning of your brain and body. Your immune system especially needs a healthy nervous system to optimize detoxification and healing.

  1. Jessy T. Immunity over inability: the spontaneous regression of cancer. J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2011; 2(1):43-49.

Non-vaccinated Children Are Healthier

New research reveals that non-vaccinated children are healthier than non-vaccinated childrenvaccinated children.

Put another way, vaccinated children are sicker than non-vaccinated children.

This peer-reviewed study was released online very recently. The study had been reviewed and accepted by two different journals, but both journals pulled back on their approval once the political implications of the findings became clear.

The study found that vaccinated children were much more likely than non-vaccinated children to be diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism (4.7 times more) as well as ADHD (4.7 fold higher) and learning disabilities (3.7 fold higher). Also, fever was over 30 times higher in vaccinated children, while the risk of other allergies was increased as well. Vaccinated children were 22 times more likely to require allergy medication and had more than four times more learning disabilities than non-vaccinated children. In addition, vaccinated children were2½ times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic illness than non-vaccinated children.