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The jury may still be out on a definitive answer about whether cow’s milk is good or bad for your body, but recent statistics show that the number of problems related with cow’s milk may outweigh its benefits.

The National Institute of Health reported that 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, and the number is on the rise. And while milk may be rich in calcium, research shows that too much animal protein, a key ingredient in cow’s milk, can cause the body to lose calcium rather than gain it.

It has been estimated that about 1.1% of the population of the United States, over three million Americans, have peanut or tree nut allergies. The peanut is actually not a nut at all but is a legume, more closely related to beans and peas. While not the most common form of allergy, peanuts are the number one cause of fatal anaphylactic reactions triggered by food allergies in the United States. The proportion of children who have nut allergy also appears to be on the increase and, while some people are only allergic to one type of nut, others have multiple nut allergies. It is not an allergy that people usually outgrow. These factors combine to give nut allergy a higher profile than some other types of allergic conditions.

 

So, that pretty much takes out the whole peanutbutter and jelly sandwhich washed down with a glass of milk lunch that we USED to eat! So what's left? Things that aren't that good taste wise! Oh what ever happened to eating for taste? Yet, even with these numbers (sure, they LOOK low but I am sure those afected think it is a high number, PERSPECTIVE) I still haven't read about a movement to make milk and peanuts illegal for consumption! LOL, I can just see it now, the mob regains it's former 'greatness' by moving to Wisconsin, Geogia, and California and setting up 'Speak Easy's' where one could buy milk and eat peanuts while listening/watching the dancing girls! Oh the gangland wars from that! Mr. Peanut become a 'made-man', those Wisconsin cows running milk across the Canadian border, people having to steal money to pay for their milk! Oh the chaos!


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Sometimes I think we'd be better off not knowing these things.   Like you said, we grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and I could argue about the benefits of milk until..... well, until the cows come home.

 

What's next?  Allergy to water?


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HAHAHAHA the World Health Organization just annouced that the Sun is KILLING over 60K people a year! http://www.eitb24.com/portal/eitb24/noticia/en/life/who-report-60-000-people-die-every-year-due-to-excessive-exposure?itemId=B24_1123&cl=%2Feitb24%2Fsociedad&idioma=en

 

Just you wait, there will try to pass a law AGAINST the sun, requiring it to only come out during the day for no more than 12 hours at a time! Also, tanning salons will have to close (bad for the economies of Miami and Los Angeles), beaches worldwide will be shut down, etc.!


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With the ozone layer thinning out and the magnetic field weakening, more radiation is getting down to the Earth’s surface and this is causing massive increases in skin cancer cases. It will only get worse if the current ozone depletion and magnetic field weakening trends continue.

 

It would be wise to use sun block and not stay out in the sun all day long. This is not a joking matter. Even a completely overcast, cloudy, day will not block the harmful radiation and ultraviolet rays.

 

By the way, those tanning booths have been proven to promote skin cancer too. Those booths use ultraviolet rays to tan people with, one of the very thing that is causing skin cancer. I think I will just stay my pasty white self and avoid too much sun and tanning booths, thank you.

 

 

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The two main ingredients for 'HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD' are:

White Bryony-

Used in the 14th century as a treatment for leprosy, white bryony was a popular herbal medicine among the ancient Greeks and Romans and was prescribed by Galen and Dioscorides. White bryony is currently used to treat gastrointestinal, respiratory, and rheumatic disorders. White bryony acts as an irritant and often causes inflammation where it is applied. Various extracts display an antitumoral effect. White bryony is toxic; ingestion can cause vomiting, kidney damage, convulsions, and abortion. Because of these risks, it is prescribed mainly by homeopathic practitioners to be taken in extremely small doses. Homeopathically, it treats fevers that are accompanied by dry mouth and extreme thirst.

 

Potassium dichromate-

 Potassium dichromate is toxic if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. It is corrosive and may produce severe eye damage.
Chromium (VI) compounds are carcinogens.
Potassium dichromate may act as a sensitizer.
This material is a strong oxidizing agent and reacts vigorously or explosively with a wide variety of reducing agents.

 

Neither of these have ANY medical uses that don't inlude poisonous if taken internally, if applied to the skin, if inhaled, etc. so HOW IS IT SOLD AS A CURE?!?!?! I thought 'snake-oil' was done with!

 

lol, that headache they tell you about MIGHT be rom the stuff you are putting on you HEAD!!!

 


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Have you ever read the warning label on most 'medicine'?  Presciption drugs and over the counter, both require a degree to understand the damage caused by these 'treatments'.  Like they say; if the cure doesn't kill ya.........


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From Quality Health:https://www.qualityhealth.com/psp/campaignSubmit.jspa

 

 

Ever felt guilty about how much coffee you drink? Now you may have a reason to defend your favorite beverage! Recent research shows that drinking three eight-ounce cups of coffee a day lowers your risk of Parkinson’s disease by 40%, and the risk of Alzheimer’s by 20%. Coffee-drinking may also have protective benefits that will help your risk of developing colon cancer. Finally, coffee is chock-full of nutrients your body needs, including potassium and antioxidants.

Want an afternoon caffeine boost with health benefits, but don’t like coffee? Try drinking two or more cups of tea. A new study from Sweden concluded that tea can help reduce your risk of ovarian cancer by 46%, possibly because of all the antioxidants found in tea. Want to keep your heart healthy? Tea has been found to help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and to lower high cholesterol. Drinking tea will also help you recover faster, if you do have a heart attack.!!

 

Time for coffee!!!


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From Quality Health:https://www.qualityhealth.com/psp/campaignSubmit.jspa

 

 

Ever felt guilty about how much coffee you drink? Now you may have a reason to defend your favorite beverage! Recent research shows that drinking three eight-ounce cups of coffee a day lowers your risk of Parkinson’s disease by 40%, and the risk of Alzheimer’s by 20%. Coffee-drinking may also have protective benefits that will help your risk of developing colon cancer. Finally, coffee is chock-full of nutrients your body needs, including potassium and antioxidants.

 

Time for coffee!!!

 

I **LOVE** you Walt!!!  YES!!!!  Coffee for everyone!  My treat!


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So, is it bad or not?

 

W.H.O. Supports Wider Use of DDT vs. Malaria

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By CELIA W. DUGGER

Published: September 16, 2006

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 — The World Health Organization on Friday forcefully endorsed wider use of the insecticide DDT across Africa to exterminate and repel the mosquitoes that cause malaria. The disease kills more than a million people a year, 800,000 of them young children in Africa.

 

Dr. Arata Kochi, who leads the group’s global malaria program, unequivocally declared at a news conference on Friday that DDT was the most effective insecticide against malaria and that it posed no health risk when sprayed in small amounts on the inner walls of people’s homes. Expanding its use is essential to reviving the flagging international campaign to control the disease, he said.

 

Dr. Kochi has powerful allies on DDT and, more broadly, on using insecticide sprays, in Congress and the Bush administration — an odd bedfellows coalition for an agency of the United Nations, which has often been at odds with the White House.

 

At the news conference, Adm. R. Timothy Ziemer, who leads President Bush’s $1.2 billion malaria undertaking, stood at Dr. Kochi’s side and described spraying with insecticides as a tool “that must be deployed as robustly and strategically as possible.”

 

The health organization’s news release quoted Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma.

 

“Finally, with the W.H.O.’s unambiguous leadership on the issue, we can put to rest the junk science and myths that have provided aid and comfort to the real enemy — mosquitoes,” said the senator, a medical doctor.

 

Dr. Kochi said the most substantive change in the W.H.O.’s guidelines on the use of insecticides would extend the reach of the strategy. Until now, the agency had recommended indoor spraying of insecticides in areas of seasonal or episodic transmission of malaria, but it now also advocates it where continuous, intense transmission of the disease causes the most deaths.

 

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I am not sure how this got into the "Health Food" topic but I suppose there could be cross contamination.

 

Does anyone know that they are still finding DDT in the environment here in the U.S even though the stuff was banned, for very good reasons, in the late 1970s?

 

It seems insane to me that they would start using this stuff again.

 

DDT is very destructive, for example, to wildlife, not just to mosquitoes.

 

Without reading up on it I can only tell you that I remember specifically that birds exposed to DDT lay eggs with thinner shells that are prone to breaking. In fact, some birds species were in great dander of becoming extinct as a direct effect of DDT exposure.

 

Sure, there is a short term gain; you get rid of malaria... but the long term disastrous side-effects of using DDT are incalculable!

 

 

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Sorry, couldn't figure out where it should have gone! What I REALLY wanted to do was to put it into the Politics page under 'Obvious Racists Attacks on the African people' , but I may just be (as usual) overly paranoid!


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Sorry, couldn't figure out where it should have gone! What I REALLY wanted to do was to put it into the Politics page under 'Obvious Racists Attacks on the African people' , but I may just be (as usual) overly paranoid!

Posted as the topic, "DDT Use - good, bad, or hair brained?" here in the "Viewpoints" forum would have worked fine for me. 

 

I am not sure I would jump on the racist band wagon for this one but it does seem to be a class issue. Those who live in poverty are always treated like wild dogs that should be poisoned or castrated, regardless of skin color. 

 

 

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Sorry, couldn't figure out where it should have gone! What I REALLY wanted to do was to put it into the Politics page under 'Obvious Racists Attacks on the African people' , but I may just be (as usual) overly paranoid!

Posted as the topic, "DDT Use - good, bad, or hair brained?" here in the "Viewpoints" forum would have worked fine for me. 

 

I am not sure I would jump on the racist band wagon for this one but it does seem to be a class issue. Those who live in poverty are always treated like wild dogs that should be poisoned or castrated, regardless of skin color. 

 

 

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I here what you are saying, why then:

 

The distribution of malaria varies greatly from country to country and within the countries themselves. In 1990, 75% of all recorded cases outside of Africa were concentrated in nine countries:

Malaria map
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Afghanistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • China

 

Notice, IF DDT were used in a S.American country, it could eventually end up in OUR country. Same with any other country, those Asian ones are too close to Europe and generally are well liked socially and economically by OUR country. Africa, though the eldest of all civilizations, also holds the most 'despised and discriminated' against people in all the world! Even in India, where the whole class war has been an art form for thousands of years, hold Blacks even lower than their own Pariah! In Asia, like India, you can mostly get around relating with Whites, but you NEVER bring home a Black person! Sure, what you said has validity, however, even further under that is the basis that in the long run, Africa means little WHEN that DDT does its damage to the population! Who will care? Who cares now, while the African people are dying from disease OTHER than Malaria? Who cares now, there are still many tribal wars and genocides running unchecked! Who will care what DDT does as long as it is packaged as a 'GREAT CURE FOR THE CAUSES OF MALARIA'!

    Sure, just like we care, in this country, about the well being of our own citizens! So much so that instead of just making it a law that ALL citizens have the right to vote PERIOD, Congress has to look over that Act and decide if they still want to allow it! We NEVER hear about Congress having to decide every few years if OTHER groups can vote (by 'Other' I mean the other 'immigrants' i.e. Vietnamese-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native (Indian) Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Japanese-Americans, European-Americans! Nope, just those from that rather large continent called Africa! Oh, and sure, it does have something to do with economics, Blacks in this country (and around the world) always have it tougher making an 'honest' living. Sure, why not? Gotta pass laws to make sure we get a 'fair' chance at work? Why is that? I'll tell you why, because those in control of things, no matter how much we want to think differently, are racists! The BEST way to do what 'they' are doing is to make sure that some of 'their' own are in bad straights as well so no one can point and say, 'Look there, they are being racists'! Can't do that if it also happens to the Whites, can we? But, let's look at the numbers, regardless of where you look, Blacks are STILL doing worse, economically and socially in this country (the 'wealthiest country in the world, in case you forgot) than ANY other of the 'minorities' that have come here since 'those' days. Blacks, as a community, have always been taught and told that, not only are they NOT equal, but the only way out is through entertainment, sports, or DEATH! Schooling is hardly an option in MOST of the inner-cities, and why? Not because they can't get there, but why should they? There is nothing for them to do with those degrees where they live, We all know how hard it is to leave the area you grew up in! I had to get divorced and nearly kill myself to leave where I grew up and sometimes I wish I had never left! I am one of the 'Lucky' ones! My parents NEVER let me just believe what society was trying to tell me! My parents taught me to listen to my OWN beliefs and not what others (including my relatives) had to say about what I could do, should do, or (more importantly) CAN'T do. God Bless my folks, if EVERYONE'S parents were as loving. . .

Ugh, MAC, see what you did? Got me all up on my 'Box' again! I am going now, gotta get back into school (something MOST of my relatives told me was a waste of time)


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Fresh spinach may be back in stores soon
By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer Sat Sep 23, 11:53 AM ET

WASHINGTON - It's safe to eat spinach grown outside California's Salinas Valley, federal health officials say, and the leafy greens could return to produce shelves in a few days.

An ongoing outbreak of E. coli linked to fresh spinach had sickened 166 people in 25 states through Friday. That's up from 157 victims in 23 states a day earlier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more than a week, the Food and Drug Administration has recommend people not eat fresh, raw spinach. State and federal investigators since have traced the contaminated spinach back to three California counties, and already farm inspections there are turning up possible problems.

On Friday, officials said spinach grown anywhere outside that area is safe to eat — but industry needs to figure out how to let consumers know the origin of what they're buying before the green can return to sale, said Dr. David Acheson of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

"The public can be confident that spinach grown in those non-implicated areas can be consumed and industry is working to get spinach from these areas back on the market," Acheson told reporters.

"I anticipate it will be fast," he later said of that process. "Whether it will be three days, four days — I don't know. That will be an industry determination."

Of those infected in the outbreak, 88 have been hospitalized, including a Wisconsin woman who died. Two other deaths have been reported in suspected cases — a child in Idaho and an elderly woman in Maryland — but those cases are still being investigated.

A team of 20 state and federal investigators on Friday were to visit the 10th California field associated with the contaminated spinach, said Mark Roh, the FDA's acting regional food and drug director for the Pacific region. Inspectors were looking for standing water, animal droppings and anything else unusual, as well as assessing the sanitation practices of farm workers. They also have taken 188 water, soil and produce samples from fields and processing plants.

 

Full story on: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060923/ap_on_re_us/tainted_spinach;_ylt=An7v_Pxy...-


 


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Just had a thought about this e-coli thing: As I do live near these areas where the spinach is grown, and I do know a thing or two about how things get contaminated, I was thinking about something I had been noticing lately - Geese!

 

Now, at first, I didn't put the two together, but I just realized that geese are know to eat the same types of plant we eat, and EVERY TIME THEY FLOCK IN THIS AREA, A LAKE GETS CLOSED DOWN FOR TOO MUCH E-COLI! NOT SOMETIMES, everytime!

 So I was thinking, what if this whole time, it was the geese? Does that mean hunting season will be re-instated? Not for me, I don't like the taste of goose meat (nor pate). But, if they constitute a threat of some kind, doesn't that make it alright to shoot them? We do it with countries, why not geese?

 

Anyway, watch, sooner or later, it will turn out that I (once again) was right about a big giant story, just wait and see. BTW, I have emailed this thought to the FDA as well!


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