Thursday, April 19, 2012

Emergency Drinking Water from a Water Heater

A typical home water heater can provide between 30 and 60 or more gallons of clean drinking water during a disaster. Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and other power outages may prevent you from having many things, but clean drinking water is not one of them.

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    Turn off the electricity or gas to the water heater. You will be draining the clean drinking water from it. If there is power to the tank while it's empty, damage to it will be certain. Turn off the circuit breaker for electric types or close the gas valve for natural gas and propane types. Most electric water heaters in residential applications are 208 / 240 volts, and supplied by a double-pole circuit breaker or two fuses rated at 30 amps.

    This gas valve has the thermostatic control knob facing forward and the "Off - Pilot - On" gas supply knob is located on the top, between the red interlock button the black "push-button" ignitor. Simply rotate the top knob from the "On" to the "Off" position, to stop the flow of gas to the burner.
    This gas valve has the thermostatic control knob facing forward and the "Off - Pilot - On" gas supply knob is located on the top, between the red interlock button the black "push-button" ignitor. Simply rotate the top knob from the "On" to the "Off" position, to stop the flow of gas to the burner.
    A double-pole 30 amp circuit breaker in the "On" position, about to be turned off.  Once off, there is no danger of damaging the heating elements.
    A double-pole 30 amp circuit breaker in the "On" position, about to be turned off. Once off, there is no danger of damaging the heating elements.

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    A ball valve in the "On" position.  Unlike a traditional "gate valve's" handle (that needs to be turned completely several times), a ball valve handle is rotated just a 1/4 turn between full on and off positions. If the older, traditional gate valves were installed instead, bear in mind that the color of the handle does not guarantee an association with the temperature of the water in the pipe.
    A ball valve in the "On" position. Unlike a traditional "gate valve's" handle (that needs to be turned completely several times), a ball valve handle is rotated just a 1/4 turn between full on and off positions. If the older, traditional gate valves were installed instead, bear in mind that the color of the handle does not guarantee an association with the temperature of the water in the pipe.
    Preserve the cleanliness of the water in the tank by closing the supply valve to the tank. When water service is restored, the water department will be pumping water that could be contaminated. This will be fine to use for flushing toilets and for cooking, but not for drinking. See the Tips below for information on determining which one is the supply valve.
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    Valve located at the bottom of water heater is used to drain water from the tank.  Threads are provided to connect an ordinary garden hose (or washer supply hose).  The gate valve pictured does not have a traditional handle, but has a slot at the end of the stem where a handle would normally attach.  The slot allows for operation with a screwdriver, or coin.  Work this valve gently, as these valves are seldom used more than once or twice per year under normal service conditions, and could be damaged if forced.
    Valve located at the bottom of water heater is used to drain water from the tank. Threads are provided to connect an ordinary garden hose (or washer supply hose). The gate valve pictured does not have a traditional handle, but has a slot at the end of the stem where a handle would normally attach. The slot allows for operation with a screwdriver, or coin. Work this valve gently, as these valves are seldom used more than once or twice per year under normal service conditions, and could be damaged if forced.
    You ought to seriously consider replacing the original valve with a ball-valve drain assembly. Factory valves, including this one, do not have a straight path and have small orifices. In hard-water areas, those can easily clog with sediment buildup and then no water will flow from the tank. Find the valve at the bottom of the tank for draining when it needs servicing. This is where your clean drinking water will come from. Many water heater valves have a connector for hooking up a garden hose to the drain valve. A short 3 foot length of garden hose will make the collection of the water easier. A washing machine's supply hose is the perfect length and is available in many homes. Connect the hose and open the valve briefly to flush any debris that may have collected in the valve. Make sure the drain, hose, and container are clean before using them.
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    Typical lavatory sink.  When either faucet is open, a "sucking" sound may be heard whenever water is drawn from the water heater's drain valve, and is normal.
    Typical lavatory sink. When either faucet is open, a "sucking" sound may be heard whenever water is drawn from the water heater's drain valve, and is normal.
    In order for the water to be drained from the tank you must allow air to get into it. This is easy to do by opening any hot water tap in the building such as the kitchen or bathroom sink.
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    Water heaters are notorious for trapping sediments. The "heavier than water" sediment sinks and collects at the bottom of the tank because hot water is drawn from the top of the tank, rather than the bottom. Typical mineral sediment that has settled in the hot water is usually harmless, but if your heater has an aluminum anode, there may be a lot of jelly-like aluminum corrosion byproduct on the tank bottom. If you have sediment in the drinking water let it stand for a period of time to let it settle to the bottom of container.
    • Many people mistakenly believe that the tank is made of glass (or another inert substance). It is not. The inside of the tank will likely be lined with glass to prevent corrosion, since corrosion is the leading cause of water heater failure. There is no danger cooking or consuming water that has been contained in a water heater.

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  • Always have at least several gallons of drinking water on hand. Increase this amount in anticipation of severe weather. Replace water that has been stored for more than a year or so with clean, fresh water.
  • A "tankless" water heater will not provide this source of drinking water. Tankless systems provide heated water from a coiled pipe located in a furnace. Water that is passed through the coiled pipe is rapidly heated and available for immediate use. There is no storage of the heated water - hence the term "tankless".
  • Before disaster hits, mark which valve is for the water supply. Run some hot water from any sink. Go back to the hot water tank and feel the two pipes attached to it. The supply line will be the colder one. Somehow mark the valve as "supply". This will be the one to close in an emergency so that contaminated water will not go into the tank as you drain the clean drinking water that is stored in it.
  • It is a good idea to flush some water from the bottom of the tank once or twice a year. Sediment can collect on the bottom of the tank. Draining some water under pressure will clean out the sediment.

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  • Turn off the power supply to the tank first. Even if there is a power failure you must unplug, turn off the circuit breaker, or close the gas valve first.
  • Allow the tank to fill before restoring power to the water heater. Open the supply valve and wait for the water to run out of the open hot water faucet.
  • Be sure that the water has had time to cool before opening any valves on the water heater!
  • Be sure the water inside the water heater is not soft water. It can contain excess sodium (the harder your water supply is, the more sodium is used to soften it), which is not recommended for those with certain health concerns (such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular or kidney disease). If you don't have a water're good to use the water inside the heater like normal!

Edit Things You'll Need

  • Flashlight to find the circuit breaker, plug, and valves if it is dark
  • A short water hose to drain the water from the tank. The supply hose for a washing machine is perfect.
  • A screwdriver or coin, to operate the drainage valve
  • A shallow pan that fits under the valve to collect the water in. If you have a short hose you can use cooking pots, clean bucket, empty plastic gallon jugs, & water bottles.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Graviola - Soursop Fruit

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"10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo".. do share it.. can save many lives, fill up hopes and build confidence in the patients...

The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.

Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.

The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.

How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?

This tree is low and is called graviola ! in Brazi l, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it’s the incredible story behind the Graviola tree..

The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America ‘s largest drug manufacturers, th! e fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970′s! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing… Extracts from the tree were shown to:

* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectivelyhunts
down and kills only cancer cells.. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched–so why haven’t you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is

One of America ‘s biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

Various parts of the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds–have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indi! ans in S outh America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree’s anti-cancerous properties–and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo.
But that’s where the Graviola story nearly ended.

The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree–it’s completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There’s no way to make serious profits from it.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits–or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn’t let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that’s dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.

Miracle unleashed
When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola,! they be gan tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola–and its shocking cover-up–came in fast and furious….

….The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public…

….Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials–the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a treatment’s value–were ever initiated….

….A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin…”

….The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.

…A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers…. Seven years of silence broken–it’s finally here!


Sunday, April 15, 2012


Natural Remedies for Heartburn

14th April 2012
By Jordan & Kyla Miller
Contributing Writers for Wake Up World
Heartburn is a burning sensation we often feel in our stomach and /or chest. Symptoms sometimes include bloating, gas, nausea, shortness of breath, and/or an acidic or sour taste in the throat and mouth. Regular or constant heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
With GERD, the acidic contents of the stomach flows back into your esophagus, which can irritate the delicate lining of the esophagus and cause pain. Heartburn (acid reflux) affects more than 60 million American adults at least once a month; 25 million of which, suffer from it daily. Based on these figures, it is quite obvious that we have a real epidemic on our hands.
Does it have any correlation with the food we are eating today? We will let you be the judge. The good news is that most of the symptoms associated with heartburn can be treated naturally, or can be eliminated entirely through diet adjustment. Like many illnesses and diseases, heartburn does not happen to us without reason, it is directly related to what we put into our mouth, how often we move, and what we are thinking.
You see, all the things that manifest in our lives are the direct result of our actions. If we take a look at our eating habits, we can often draw parallels with the food we are eating in relation to the illness that has suddenly manifested. With this knowledge, we can completely reverse the illness by eliminating the foods that have directly caused it. In theory this is a rather simple idea, however in practice, it is difficult for some to completely change their eating habits. In an effort to help you with the transition, we have listed blow some great natural remedies you can use today.
Natural Remedies
Herbal Remedies:
  • Aloe Vera juice aids healing of the intestinal tract.
  • Catnip, fennel, ginger, marchmallow root, and papaya tea all aid in proper digestion and act as buffers to stop heartburn.
  • Drinking Chamomile tea can relieve esophageal irritation. (Caution: Do not use Chamomile if allergic to ragweed, during pregnancy, or nursing. It may also interact with warfarin or cyclosporine, so patients  using these drugs should avoid it)
  • Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) has effectively treated both heartburn and ulcers of the stomach and esophagus. (Caution: Licorice root should not be used during pregnancy or nursing)
  • At the first sign of heartburn, drink a glass of spring or distilled water. This often helps.
  • Try raw potato juice. Do not peel the potato, just wash it and put it in the juicer. Mix the juice with an equal amount of water. Drink it immediately after preparation, three times a day.
  • Try drinking a glass of fresh cabbage or celery juice everyday.
  • Change your eating habits. Eat more raw vegetables. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Chew your food well. Eat slowly and enjoy your food.
  • Sip 1 tablespoon of raw, organic, apple cider vinegar ( or 1 fresh squeezed lemon), mixed with a glass of water, while eating a meal. This will help boost the HCI in your stomach, as heartburn is usually attributed to low HCI levels. Do not drink any other liquids with meals. (Note: Heartburn can also be attributed to high HCl levels. Please see below for more details)
  • Eat fresh papaya and/or pineapple to aid digestion. Chew a few of the papaya seeds as well.
  • Do not eat for three hours before bedtime. Wait at least 3 hours after eating before lying down.
  • Acid forming foods should be reduced.
  • Do not consume caffeine-containing products, carbonated beverages, creamy cheeses, desserts, eggnog, fats, fried foods, gravies, rich sauces, marbled meats, onions (especially raw), peppermint, poultry skin, processed, foods, spearmint, spicy or highly seasoned foods, sugar, tobacco, or tomatoes. These foods have been linked to aggravating symptoms of heartburn.
  • Avoid overeating at a meal.
  • If you are overweight, weight loss may help reduce symptoms.
  • Maintain an exercise program that includes walking, biking, or low-impact, aerobics. Avoid running and heavy weightlifting, as these activities put pressure on the stomach.
  • Elevate the head of your bed.
  • As much as possible, avoid stress and anger.
  • Do not wear clothes that fit tightly around the waist. Do not wear tight clothing to bed.
Other Considerations:
  • Estrogens can weaken the esophageal hiatus muscle, which keeps the stomach acids in the stomach. Women who are pregnant, and woman who take birth control pills that contain synthetic estrogen, are therefore more likely to suffer from heartburn. This does not take into account all other forms of synthetic estrogens such as BPA, phthalates, commercial pesticides and the like. If at all possible, avoid exposing your body to synthetic forms of estrogen. For more information on balancing your hormones, click here.
  • Some nutrients such as melatonin, L-tryptophan, vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, methionine, and betaine were shown to be just as effective as drug therapy in reducing symptoms.
  • People with certain illnesses, such as cancer, often have excessive amounts of acid in their systems. The consumption of too much processed and cooked foods can also create an acidic environment in the body and affect optimal digestion.
  • Aspirin and ibuprofen can cause heartburn.
  • Lying on your left side can help relieve heartburn. This keeps the stomach below the esophagus, helping to alleviate heartburn symptoms.
  • Antacids often provide relief of symptoms. However, in doing so, they mask an underlying problem. In addition, many over-the-counter antacids contain excessive amounts of sodium, aluminum, calcium, and magnesium. With prolonged use of these products, dangerous mineral imbalances can occur. Excess sodium can aggravate hypertension (high blood pressure), and excess aluminum has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
Essentially, there are two main contributing factors to heartburn. One being an overactive stomach, in which case there is an over production of Hydrochloric Acid (HCl). However, this is far less common than the second contributing factor of an under-active stomach. An under active stomach means that there is a lower production of (HCl).
HCl is needed to digest food properly. When HCl is low, it takes longer for food to digest leaving food to rot in the stomach. As a result, gases form and escape up into the esophagus, causing symptoms of heartburn.
A simple way to test if you have low HCl is by drinking apple cider vinegar and water before a meal. If your symptoms of heartburn are alleviated, this indicates that you have lower levels of HCl, and require HCl supplementation. On the other hand, if you experience a burning sensation, this indicates excess HCl and an overactive stomach. In this case, it is important to eat smaller meals, and avoid aggravaters such as spices, tomatoes, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, acids, etc.

You know your body best. By determine what is causing your symptoms of heartburn, you will then be in a better position to alleviate your symptoms naturally.


Friday, April 13, 2012


Food Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life
Though Mother Nature's formulas are proprietary, she does not grant patents ~ Sayer Ji

Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.  So valued were these in ancient times that they were worth their weight in gold, and entire civilizations either rose to great power or collapsed as a result of their relationship to them.  What is even more amazing is that many of these "plant allies" are found growing in our backyards, and often sitting there in our refrigerators and spice racks, neglected and under appreciated.  In fact, many of us use these daily unaware that this is why we don't get sick as often as those who do not incorporate them into their diet. Let's look at a few examples….

1) Garlic – with the increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria and the failure of the conventional, drug-based model to develop effective solutions against them (nor accepting responsibility for creating them), spices have regained their once universal reign as broad spectrum infection-fighters with sometimes life-saving power. Garlic, in fact, has several hundred therapeutic properties, confirmed by a growing body of scientific research, which you can view directly on[i]  One quick example of garlic's power, is in killing multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which the mainstream media has termed the "white plague," roiling the masses with a fear of drug-resistant (but not plant-extract resistant) they are made to believe they are defenseless against.  Last year an article was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal showing that garlic was capable of inhibiting a wide range of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis strains.[ii] The authors concluded "The use of garlic against MDR-TB may be of great importance regarding public health."  Garlic's anti-infective properties do not end with MDR-TB, as it has been demonstrated to inhibit the following pathogens as well:
  • Amoeba Entamoeba histolytica (parasite)
  • Cholera
  • Clostridium
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Dermatophytoses (a type of topical fungal infection)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
  • Klebsiella
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus A. (MRSA)
  • Parainfluenza Virus
  • Peridontal Infection
  • Pneumococcal Infections
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Streptococcus Mutans
  • Streptococcus Infections: Group A
  • Streptococcus Infections: Group B
  • Streptococcus pyrogenes
  • Thrush (oral fungal infection)
This amazing list underscores how important it is to keep a supply of garlic close by!
2.)  Honey – bees produce a wide range of therapeutic substances beyond honey, e.g. propolis, bee venom, royal jelly, beeswax, bee pollen, etc., but this sweet, sticky stuff that we all love to dip our paw into occasionally, is the most well-known and most copiously consumed of them all – and for good reason, it tastes great!  But did you know that this sweet treat is one of nature's most powerful healing agents, as well? Here is just a smattering of some of honey's more scientifically researched health benefits and/or applications:
  • Aspirin-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity  (honey  coats the delicate linings of the stomach, preventing aspirin-induced lesions and bleeding)
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Burns
  • Candida infection (despite the fact that honey contains sugar, it demonstrates anti-fungal properties)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dental plaque (a recent study showed that Manuka honey was a viable alternative to chemical mouthwash in dissolving dental plaque)[iii]
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Herpes-related ulcers
  • MRSA (especially for Manuka honey)
There are many more uses for honey than covered here. Needless to say, replacing synthetic sweeteners or highly processed sugars or high fructose corn syrup with a moderate amount of honey may be a great preventative health step to take.
3) Apples – an apple a day does in fact keep the doctor away, especially cancer specialists it would seem.  For instance, one of the most well-established health benefits of consuming apples is to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. The more apples you consume, the less likely you are to develop this potentially fatal disease.  To view the 5 studies that reference this relationship, go to the apple research page where you will also find 50 other health benefits of apple or apple byproducts (e.g. apple vinegar) consumption which include:
  • Aging, Reduce Rate
  • Allergies
  • Allopecia (Hair Loss)
  • Diarrhea
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Liver Cancer
  • Radiation Induced Illness
  • Staphylococcol Infection
4) Sunlight – this one may throw some of you off, but sunlight possesses both energy and information with real, metabolic value and is therefore a source of usable energy for the body – and so, in a very real sense it can be considered a form of food that we consume through our skin by way of its built in, melanin-based "solar panels."  Not only does adequate sunlight exposure result in the production of vitamin D, a hormone-like substance that regulates over 2,000 genes in the human body -- and as a result prevents or ameliorates hundreds of vitamin D deficiency associated health conditions -- but sunlight exposure itself has a unique set of health benefits not reducible to simply vitamin D production alone.  One of the more interesting studies performed on sunlight exposure, based on data gathered from over 100 countries and published earlier this year in the journal Anticancer Research, showed that there was "a strong inverse correlations with solar UVB for 15 types of cancer," with weaker, though still significant evidence for the protective role of sunlight in 9 other cancers. Here are some additional benefits of sunlight exposure:
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Depression
  • Dopamine Deficiency
  • Dermatitis
  • Influenza
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
5) Turmeric  - quite possibly the world's most important herb. Named "Kanchani," or literally "Golden Goddess," in the ancient Indian healing tradition, its healing properties have been deeply appreciated, if not revered for countless centuries. Turmeric has been scientifically documented to have over 500 applications in disease prevention and treatment. It also has been shown to modulate over 150 distinct biological and genetic/epigenetic pathways of value in health, demonstrating a complexity as well as gentleness that no drug on the planet has ever been shown to possess.
As there are too many health conditions that turmeric may benefit to list, we are listing the top 10 as determined by the GreenMedInfo algorithm which calculates both the evidence quantity (number of articles) and evidence quality (human study valued higher than animal, and so on). Also, the number in parentheses denotes the number of studies on the database demonstrating the beneficial relationship.
  • Oxidative Stress (160)
  • Inflammation (51)
  • DNA Damage (48)
  • Lipid Peroxidation (34)
  • Colorectal Cancer (24)
  • Breast Cancer (60)
  • Colon Cancer (52)
  • Chemically-Induced Liver Damage (34)
  • Alzheimer's Disease (34)
  • Tumors (23)
For a more in depth look at the 1500+ studies on our site on Turmeric (and its primary polyphenol Curcumin), watch the video below and please share it with others if you find the information compelling.

[i], Garlic Research Page:
[ii] Pak J Pharm Sci. 2011 Jan;24(1):81-5. PMID: 21190924
[iii] Contemp Clin Dent. 2010 Oct ;1(4):214-7. PMID: 22114423

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.
Source:   by Sayer Ji  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How Honest Is Your Doctor?

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  • When making health care decisions, you must be your own advocate; it’s important to ask questions before opting for tests, procedures or treatments, and it’s your decision if you’d rather opt for less medical intervention while choosing a more natural way of healing your body
  • Amazingly 40% believed that they should hide their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients, and 10% said they had told patients something untrue in the previous year
  • One-third of physicians polled did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients, and one-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue
  • A survey of nearly 1,900 physicians revealed that many are not completely open or honest with their patients

By Dr. Mercola
A U.S. telephone survey found that 79 percent of Americans trust their doctor.i Only 8 percent said they do not … But can your doctor really be trusted?
Doctors are human, after all, and though most would certainly expect that their doctor is being upfront when it comes to health advice and diagnoses, it's safe to say that humans are not perfect … nor are they always honest.

Study Reveals Some Physicians Not Always Open or Honest

The Charter on Medical Professionalism, which is endorsed by more than 100 professional groups worldwide, "requires openness and honesty in physicians' communication with patients."
A new study in Health Affairs presented data from a survey of nearly 1,900 physicians to see how well they follow this principle … The results were less than impressive, to put it mildly:
  • One-third of physicians did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients
  • One-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue
  • Amazingly 40% believed that they should hide their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients
  • Ten percent said they had told patients something untrue in the previous year
While most of the physicians surveyed did agree that they should "fully inform patients about the risks and benefits of interventions" as well as "never disclose confidential information to unauthorized persons," in their entirety the findings cast serious doubt about the trustworthiness of the doctor-patient relationship. As the researchers stated:
"Our findings raise concerns that some patients might not receive complete and accurate information from their physicians, and doubts about whether patient-centered care is broadly possible without more widespread physician endorsement of the core communication principles of openness and honesty with patients."

One Third of Doctors Won't Tell You They Made a Mistake

If your doctor prescribes an inappropriate medication or gives you an incorrect diagnosis, would you want to know about it? Sure you would, but about one-third of doctors would rather stay "mum" for fear of being sued for malpractice. This may be in the best interest of your doctor, but it's certainly not in your best interest, especially considering how common serious medical errors actually are.
A June 2010 report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, which analyzed 62 million death certificates from 1979 to 2006 (the most recent year available), found that almost a quarter-million of those deaths were coded as having occurred in a hospital setting due to medication errors.ii  In an AMA article discussing the study, one co-author was quoted as stating that "medication errors are the second-leading cause of accidental death, and the only kind of accidental death that is increasing over time."iii
An estimated 450,000 preventable medication-related adverse events occur in the U.S. every year, and adverse drug reactions cause injuries or death in 1 of 5 hospital patients. That is nearly HALF a MILLION people who die every year that don't have to. The costs of adverse drug reactions to society are more than $136 billion annually -- greater than the total cost of cardiovascular or diabetic care.iv
Further, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010 found that 18 percent of patients were harmed by medical care (some repeatedly) and over 63 percent of the injuries could have been prevented.v In nearly 2.5 percent of these cases, the problems caused or contributed to a person's death. In another 3 percent, patients suffered from permanent injury, while over 8 percent experienced life-threatening issues, such as severe bleeding during surgery.
In all there were over 25 injuries per 100 admissions! In other words you have a one in four chance of getting injured if you are admitted to the hospital, not very good odds by any stretch. Worse still, if you do suffer from a medical error, about one in three doctors may not own up to the mistake, which means you'll have no way of knowing if your new symptoms or health problems are actually the result of inappropriate medical care …

40% of Doctors Believe Their Ties to Drug Companies are None of Your Business …

It's shocking that nearly half of physicians feel they should not have to disclose their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients, even though it's well known that these relationships can and do influence your doctor's medical advice.
Drug reps are taught tactics specifically to manipulate doctors for industry benefit; it's a standard part of their training because doctors are essentially their "dealers." If you think your physician will be able to see past these persuasive tactics, think again -- and it's not about intelligence or even ethics. Your physician may be very intelligent, and he or she may have every intention of NOT listening to a drug rep's sales pitch. I can tell you from personal experience when I was practicing and actually seeing drug reps, my intention was to be impartial but it was very easy to have my prescription writing patterns influenced by their interactions.
But maybe they just want to take advantage of the free samples they're handing out to offer them to her patients. And there the rep gets a foot in the door, and even if he doesn't say another word is able to keep a certain drug's name upfront in this physician's mind. And maybe they'll drop off a few pens and pads of paper, also with the drug's name, in case it starts to wear off.
Some physicians are even on the drug industry payroll, and make extra money providing lectures to other physicians to recommend, prescribe, and dispense their medications. An ongoing investigation by ProPublica revealed that 12 drug companies paid $761.3 million to physicians for consulting, speaking, research and other expenses in 2009, 2010 and, for some, the beginning of 2011 -- and that represents only the disclosed payments. In all actuality, this figure is probably far too low.
Despite the commonality of this practice, I suspect many Americans would be surprised to learn that many thousands of doctors (and researchers and other medical experts) -- some of whom you probably depend on to provide unbiased information and advice pertaining to your health care -- receive large amounts of supplemental income from drug companies. And it turns out that many doctors would prefer to keep this information quiet as well …

Medicare Fraud Caught on Tape

Some health care providers may not only withhold information, but may be involved in downright fraud. An undercover investigation by ABC News revealed a case where an active 82-year-old woman was diagnosed with medical conditions she did not have, and even labeled as homebound, presumably so the physician and home health care company could bill Medicare for thousands of dollars for (unnecessary) home health care services.
In reality, the woman was healthy, aside from hypertension and arthritis, exercised regularly and even enjoyed line dancing on occasion -- far from the frail, homebound senior she was portrayed as on the paperwork sent to Medicare.
Money can be a powerful motivator when it comes to physicians' decisions regarding patient care. In her book "Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer," Shannon Brownlee explains that spinal fusion surgery for low back pain is one such example, often recommended as it's one of the "more lucrative procedures in medicine" -- even though the best success rate for spinal fusions is only 25 percent!
Angioplasties and certain types of chemotherapy with similar low success rates are just as prone to be ordered, Brownlee says, because that's where hospitals' investments lie. You see, they have all this equipment and they need to use it to get a return on it – but they also need to get you out of there as quickly as possible, so they can get the next patient in. What ensues is a type of aggressive patient therapy that can end in disaster: according to the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 7 Medicare recipients will be harmed every year as a result of the medical care they received in the hospital.

10% of Doctors Lie to Their Patients …

Even if you give the physician the benefit of the doubt, and assume the lies were "white lies" meant to soften the blow of bad news or give a patient hope, it's hard to excuse this behavior.  The study's lead author, Dr. Lisa Lezzoni, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, told ABC News that while some doctors lied for self-protection, others did so for the "patient's benefit." ABC News reported:
"MDs might spare an anxious patient from hearing about the slightly abnormal results of a lab test, for example, if it has no impact on the patient's health. Conversely, the doctor might exaggerate a health result in hopes of motivating a patient to take better care of himself. Doctors who sugarcoat patients' prognoses may do so to soften the blow of bad news and help them remain hopeful about their potential recovery. Also, short office visit times may preclude the long and emotional discussions that accompany the delivery of difficult medical news, so doctors may say what they can to avoid causing the patient pain."
Still, even if well intentioned, health care is not an area where people want fibs and half-truths … Not to mention, being fully informed is an essential part of taking control of your health … ABC News continues:
" … as well-intentioned as their fibs may be, other studies consistently show that patients prefer the truth, and would rather hear harsh news than remain ignorant about a dire medical condition. Being fully informed is a way that patients can cope and prepare for whatever might occur."

Your Doctor is Your Guide, but You're in Control of Your Health

When making health care decisions, you should certainly get your physicians' advice -- that's what you're paying them for, after all. Hopefully you have chosen a health care provider who has similar philosophies about health as you do, and whose expertise you can trust. But remember that ultimately it's important that you, as a medical consumer, be your own advocate when it comes to health care decisions.
You can do this by:
  • Asking questions when your doctor orders tests: what is each test for? Who will do the test? Are there any side effects? What if you don't get the test – how necessary is it to your care? Is the test "just to be sure," or is there a proven, scientific reason for doing it?
  • If your doctor wants to do a procedure after the tests come back, ask the same questions all over again, including: Do you have a definitive diagnosis justifying the procedure? Are there any negative effects that I need to know about this procedure? What is the success rate of this procedure? What is the worst-case scenario if we simply don't do it?
  • If you go ahead with the tests and procedures, and your doctor wants to do a surgery or other type of intervention as a result, ask the same questions once more, and then:
  • Ask, do I NEED these tests/procedures/surgery, or do you simply suggest them – and if so, for what reasons? And, what if I don't get this test/procedure/surgery? Are there alternatives?
I admit some of these questions seem repetitive. But they need to be asked each and every time, for every single test performed on you. Remember, it's not only YOUR decision whether to get any or all of these tests and procedures, but your RIGHT to seek a second opinion somewhere else if you don't feel comfortable with the options you're given.
It's your body and your decision if you want to opt for less medical intervention while choosing a more natural way of healing your body. Ideally, seek a health care practitioner who will help you move toward complete wellness by helping you discover and understand the hidden causes of your health challenges ... and create a customized and comprehensive -- i.e. holistic -- treatment plan for you, one that involves lifestyle changes that empower you to promote health and healing naturally.
If your physician is not open to such options, and only recommends drugs or surgical solutions again and again, it may be time to find one who is. You trust your physician with the most important asset you have -- your health -- so it's crucial that you establish an open and honest relationship from the start.

The Global War on Children, part 1: Physical and Mental Health Assault

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Paul Adams, J.D.
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In their quest to undo what is natural and good, the globalists have launched a war on children.  This war against children and innocent life is very real and must not be confused with contrived fake wars like the war on terror, war on drugs, and war on cancer.

Attack on Parental Consent

The globalists’ first line of attack is government usurpation of parental rights and reducing the age of consent for dangerous and unnecessary medical procedures.

Recently a paper entitled After-birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live? was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. It argues that abortion should be extended to make the killing of newborn babies permissible, even if the baby is healthy.  The paper is another example of how the Rockefeller medical establishment is dominated by a eugenicist mindset.
Both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons…  Killing a newborn should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled… Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life. Indeed, many humans are not considered subjects of a right to life: spare embryos where research on embryo stem cells is permitted, fetuses where abortion is permitted, criminals where capital punishment is legal.
Not to be outdone by science fiction, new legislation in Australia is paving the way for children of any age to consent to sterilization without parental consent. The Bill states that if a psychiatrist determines that a child under the age of 18 years is ‘sufficiently mature’, they will be sterilized without any parental consent. There is no minimum age requirement so long as the child is deemed 'mature' enough by a psychiatrist. 

The legislation, known as the Draft Mental Health Bill 2011, also allows 12-year-olds to consent to psychosurgery and electroshockOther provisions call for children to be involuntarily detained if 'suspected' of mental illness and forcibly restrained.

Thus, the globalists’ political operatives in Australia are in favor of adopting the old eugenics policies of California and North Carolina during the early 1900s; Rockefeller/Carnegie polices that influenced Adolf Hitler and Nazi eugenics.

There is also an overt effort by governments to demonize children.  In Canada, the Manitoba government has plastered convenience stores and city buses in the province with 4x8-foot posters purporting to provide resources for parents.  However, the posters feature a child who looks satanically possessed, portraying parenthood as something to be avoided.  And if you decide to parent, clearly you need State assistance.

Also in Canada, one-sided TV shows promote euthanizing children with disabilities, in the name or 'mercy.'   We must remember that in the Nazi context, 'euthanasia' represented a euphemistic term for a clandestine murder program which targeted mentally and physically disabled patients for systematic killing.
On August 18, 1939, the Reich Ministry of the Interior circulated a decree compelling all physicians, nurses, and midwives to report newborn infants and children under the age of three who showed signs of severe mental or physical disability. Beginning in October 1939, public health authorities began to encourage parents of children with disabilities to admit their young children to one of a number of specially designated pediatric clinics throughout Germany and Austria. The clinics were in reality children's killing wards where specially recruited medical staff murdered their young charges by lethal overdoses of medication or by starvation.
In the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that all student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery.  Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.

In England, children believed to be at risk of descending into a life of crime and aggression can and should be identified at the age of two, according to the Government's 'discipline expert', Charlie Taylor.  Those children likely to 'go off the rails' should be sent to specialist behavioral institutions at the age of five to stop their bad behaviour escalating,' said Taylor.

As a solution, Taylor calls for the most disruptive children to be sent to special centers to learn how to control their anger and get on with classmates before starting formal school.

'It’s about training them how to be in school, how to behave properly in school, what the rules are, how to contain themselves, how to express themselves,' he said.  In other words, nonconformists must be identified early, isolated, and re-educated/conditioned by State-licensed mental health professionals.

Vaccine Attack on Children

Health officials in the U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia and around the world are disregarding parents’ right to protect their children from dangerous vaccinations. Not only are public health entities habitually and deliberately failing to inform the public of their right to refuse vaccines in both school and work settings, but they are working towards mandatory vaccination protocols which will allow officials to conduct childhood vaccinations without any parental consent at all. 

In fact, The RAND Corporation, known for war strategies and paid by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, outlined how to turn schools into drug-dealing vaccine clinics.

California lawmakers successfully attacked countless children as Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB499 allowing 12-year-old children to consent to being injected with Gardasil vaccines without their parents' knowledge. Gardasil has wrecked thousands of lives nationwide, even leading to over 49 deaths.

Starting with the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth, children are constantly bombarded by the medical establishment trying to inject them with dangerous toxins.  Vaccines have injured thousands if not millions of people and have been proven to contain the following: SV-40 cancer viruses, live polio, live avian flu virus, mercury (thimerosal) – especially in flu shots, aluminum, and squalene.

Fortunately, parents can currently refuse vaccines for their children in most states, but that right is now under attack.

With no mainstream media coverage, assembly bill (AB 2109) was submitted to the California Legislature by state assemblyman, Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), which will make it harder for parents to refuse to vaccinate their children. The bill was sponsored by powerful players within the medical establishment. If passed, parents who wish to opt their children out of vaccines would be required to bring with them on the day of public school enrollment a written statement from a medical doctor or conventional 'health care practitioner' that states they have been informed of the benefits and risks of vaccines and the communicable disease they are said to prevent.

If California falls like Washington State recently did with the loss of their philosophical exemptions, many other states will likely follow.

Fluoride and Diet Attack on Children

The war against children includes contaminating their food supply.  Nursery Water for Babies, a subsidiary of DS Waters, proudly adds toxic fluoride to drinking water marketed for children. Fluoride has been found to damage soft tissues (brain, kidneys, and endocrine system), as well as teeth (dental fluorosis) and bones (skeletal fluorosis). There are now 24 studies that show a relationship between fairly modest exposure to fluoride and reduced IQ in children.
Drinking fluoride causes bone cancer according to the Harvard School of Dental Health.

Top baby formula brands sold in stores contain alarmingly high levels of corn syrup and sugar. In light of rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes, parents need to read labels carefully to protect their children's health.  For example, the top five ingredients listed for Similac Sensitive Formula for Fussiness and Gas are: Corn Syrup Solids, Sugar (Sucrose), Milk Protein Isolate, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Soy Oil.

Soft drink conglomerates such as Coke and Pepsi target children with their marketing.  One can of Coke contains approximately 9 teaspoons of sugar and provides no nutritional value.

GMO Attack on Children

GM crops, most of which are produced by Monsanto and DuPont, also can harm children.  They first appeared in 1995, and today bio-engineered seeds are used in 81 percent of corn crops, 91 percent of soybean crops and 95 percent of sugar beet crops. Genetically modified foods are used in most processed foods and as feedstock for most cattle and chickens. 

GMO soy has been linked to sterility and infant mortality in animals. Entire books and thousands of articles have been written about the dangers of GMO crops.

Eugenicist Bill Gates openly admits that he wants the world to have a lot less children.  He and his globalist friends have plans to reduce the world’s population. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto in 2010 valued at more than $23 million.
School/College Dumb-Down Attack and Debt Slavery
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein

As John Taylor Gatto and Charlotte Iserbyt have documented, the public school system is not a failure; it is tremendously successful in its intended purpose of deliberately dumbing children down. Public schooling is a monopoly that uses the police power of the State to guarantee its customers, as truancy laws make attendance mandatory.  The days of being productive while we learn things that interest us (master/apprentice) are over for those under eighteen years old, absent home schooling or unschooling.  The days of unnatural boredom and robotic memorization of lies to pass standardized tests will never end until forced public schooling ends.

Public schools now employ the national socialistic Prussian system to create human drones for the army, obedient workers for the mines and business, subordinated civil servants to government, and citizens conditioned to quietly obey authority figures like children in a classroom.  Our Prussian education teaches us not to question the system constructed by our shadowy rulers, consisting of the absurd left-versus-right divided-and-conquered political paradigm built on a sand foundation of debt-based fiat currency and fractional reserve banking.

Aside from the poor quality of the public education systems, many higher education students find themselves in student loan debt hell.  In 2010, the average college graduate had accumulated approximately $25,000 in student loan debt by graduation day. Americans have accumulated well over $1 trillion in student loan debt. That figure is higher than the total amount of credit card debt in the United States.  However, unlike credit card debt, student loans are almost never discharged in bankruptcy.

War Attack

War is a racket that kills and wounds children. It is a racket in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and control over the grand chessboard, while the losses are measured in lives. 

Depleted uranium was used against the children of Iraq and will continue to injure and kill for many years to come. Napalm, Agent Orange and carpet bombing were used against children in the farming villages of Vietnam.  Nuclear bombs were used against the children of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Such examples are endless.

According to Professor R.J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii, Democide is the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder.  Democide does not include soldiers killed in battle.  During the 20th Century (1900s) alone, Rummel calculates that government power was used to murder approximately 262,000,000 people, many of them children.

Wars are also used to justify absurd security measures such as airport naked body porno scanners, which condition children to cooperate with sex predators and accept abuse by authority figures.

In conclusion, the globalists have launched a multi-front war on the physical and mental health of children.  However, it is ultimately a conditioning program directed toward the whole of society in an effort to acclimate the population to the concept that children (our future) is valueless.  As we will see in the next two parts of this series, the conditioning program has many other levels that indicate a very disturbing endgame.

Source: Paul Adams is your humble servant.