Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Meds Killed Daniel Smith

Another death from prescription drugs, this time a highly visible one: Wecht: Meds Killed Daniel Smith son of Anna Nicole Smith .

A couple of years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine it was admitted that 106,000 people die every year from taking the correctly prescribed medication. Get that "correctly prescribed medication". It seems to me that the only truly correct prescription is none at all.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A Beautiful Blog

I just came across this blog of beautiful photography: parvum opus . I was trying to find a definition for "parvum opus", I'm still looking, but the beauty of this blog got me

Friday, September 22, 2006

World Institute of Natural Health Sciences

Here is an important organization that more people need to know about and support. Governments are often heavily influenced by rich and powerful industries such as the pharmaceutical and food industries, so it is important that consumers have a rallying point to help organize resistance to legislation that takes away consumer rights. The World Institute of Natural Health Sciences is an organization for consumers to support that will help protect our rights.

Their website also contains news about what is going on in the world of health (or "unhealth") related legislation around the world.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Quote of the day

If it wasn't so sickening this quote, from the "chief Internet inspector" of Thailand's coup leaders, would be funny:
"We seek their cooperation [electronic media] not to present articles, remarks, or information that will infringe the democratic reform under the constitutional monarchy."

So part of "democratic reform" is to curtail freedom of speech, hmmm.

Thailand clamps down on media after coup

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

The "Health Care" Industry

I honestly think that the Health Care industry is a complete fraud. That may sound extreme but if it isn't true then explain how this can be: Near where I work is a health care professionals training school. Every day I see the majority of these people being trained to be nurses and health care technicians, etc., sitting outside during their breaks, smoking. I also observe that 9 out of 10 of them are overweight and that 8 out of 10 are obese. As if that weren't enough I see them at lunch time eating fast food and drinking those large 32oz sodas you get from fast food places.

Now explain to me how it is that "Health Care Professionals" who supposedly know all about health and how to be healthy are smoking, obese and eating junk food? There is only one explanation: They don't know jack about health.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

FDA Warning Confirms ADHD Drugs Cause Sudden Death, Heart Attack And Strokes

If you know anyone who has their kids on ADHD drugs then point them to this article! FDA Warning Confirms ADHD Drugs Cause Sudden Death, Heart Attack And Strokes

This is the 22nd international psychiatric drug warning in the last year alone. These drugs are highly addictive and the withdrawal symptoms are often deadly, so before anyone stops taking them check out these instructions: Getting off Psychiatric drugs. Don't endanger yourself by coming off them cold turkey.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

You must read this book

Every now and then you come across a life-changing book. For me the first one was "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health". That led to a much happier life for me and my loved ones.

Well, I just came across another book in the area of nutrition that for me is the "Dianetics" of nutrition. It's called the China Study. It is the book my wife read that persuaded us to go vegan. While she was reading it she would read bits to me and that alone was enough to convince me that we needed to change our diet. Now I'm reading it myself and I feel strongly that, just like Dianetics, it is a book every one needs to read.

The three biggest killers in America today are Heart Diseases, Cancer and (believe it or not) Medical Care. If you read the China Study you will see the obvious solution to the first two and the means of avoiding the third. (By-the-way, that 1,2, 3 list comes from the Journal of the American Medical Association, so even the doctors admit that their drugs and mistakes kill a quarter of a million people a year.)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Honest food labels

Here is a comic and article that is frankly scary if you eat food bought at an average supermarket: Honest food labels

Sunday, September 03, 2006

China's health crisis as it follows the example of the west

Here is an interesting story: China rejects U.S. powdered milk imports as being too toxic for Chinese children . The article is not just about the toxic milk imports but also about what is happening to the Chinese as a result of adopting western styles of eating

One very important paragraph from the the article says: "The health of the Chinese people is plummeting precisely because they are increasingly following Western diets and lifestyles," explains Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate who speaks Chinese and once lived in Asia. "The more meat, milk, processed foods and sugary sodas they consume, the more they will look like sick Americans -- obese, diseased, lethargic, angry and mentally impaired. And if they follow the same route that America has by drugging their population with prescription drugs, they will join America in a march down the path of economic ruin due to out-of-control health care costs."

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Pharmaceutical Roulette

If you take any kind of medical drug you need to see this comic and the article beneath it: Pharmaceutical Roulette (comic):

Vegan Bug Bites

In the past when I've gotten bitten by mosquitoes and the like, the bites swell up into huge red blobs that can be up to 2 inches across.. One time I got bit all over the side of one leg and the whole leg looked like a bug battlefield. Also they used to take ages to go away - the bites, not the bugs :)

However, last week I got some bites and not only did they not get huge they also went away quickly. I think it is because of the vegan diet. Eating a plant based diet makes the body more alkaline and this helps counteract the effects of the bug bits. My body can just handle them better.

So, bring on them bugs! I'm ready for 'em!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Accurate Hurricane Data

Instead of listening to the scare stories of the media regarding hurricanes why not check out actual data and more accurate predictions: National Hurricane Center