Forget Casinos, Native Americans Are Opening the Nation’s First Cannabis Resort


marijuana-resort-native-americaSouth Dakota – The Santee Sioux tribe of South Dakota has recently announced they will be opening the country’s first Cannabis Resort, which representatives of the tribe say will be an “adult playground.” Earlier this year, the Department Of Justice issued a statement saying they would no longer prosecute Native American tribes for the possession and sale of cannabis. However, as we reported last week, some tribes are still being raided for attempting to venture into the cannabis industry.

“We want it to be an adult playground. There’s nowhere else in America that has something like this,” Santee Sioux tribe tribal President Anthony Reider told reporters.

Reider said that the tribe must “look at these opportunities because in order to preserve the past we do have to advance in the present.”

Sadly, tribes that want to set up operations like this will be forced to adhere to strict guidelines or risk their entire businesses, or even face fines or imprisonment. Under the guidelines set by the government, the cannabis will not be allowed to leave the reservation and it can only be sold in one gram packages, one at a time. If someone wants another gram, they will have to return the bar code from their first gram in order to get a new one.

The tribe is facing considerable risks with this venture, considering other tribes with similar plans were recently raided because federal agents said they are not allowed to actually make an income with marijuana. Police in South Dakota have also been fairly harsh on previous attempted grow operations in the state.

Cannabis has proven to be one of the safest drugs available, less harmful than alcohol or anything you will find in a pharmacy. This plant has been called a miracle drug by many and is quickly growing in popularity for its medicinal properties. Yet, despite the growing evidence of the incredible advantages and benign nature of cannabis, there are powerful business and political interests that are very intent on keeping this drug illegal.

Cannabis can cure cancer, heal countless other physical ailments, reduce our dependence on oil-based products and prescription pharmaceuticals. All research shows this plant is not only harmless, but can be extremely beneficial to our environment and our society. Hemp was even used to clean up radiation after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.


Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated with Premature Birth

New research suggests increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes closer to active unconventional natural gas wells

Released: 8-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Citations Epidemiology; ES023675-01; ES071541
Newswise — Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

The findings, published online last week in the journal Epidemiology, shed light on some of the possible adverse health outcomes associated with the fracking industry, which has been booming in the decade since the first wells were drilled. Health officials have been concerned about the effect of this type of drilling on air and water quality, as well as the stress of living near a well where just developing the site of the well can require 1,000 truck trips on once-quiet roads.

“The growth in the fracking industry has gotten way out ahead of our ability to assess what the environmental and, just as importantly, public health impacts are,” says study leader Brian S. Schwartz, MD, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School. “More than 8,000 unconventional gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania alone and we’re allowing this while knowing almost nothing about what it can do to health. Our research adds evidence to the very few studies that have been done in showing adverse health outcomes associated with the fracking industry.”

In Pennsylvania in 2006, there were fewer than 100 unconventional gas wells; now there are more than 8,000.

For his study, Schwartz and his colleagues analyzed data from Geisinger Health System, which covers 40 counties in north and central Pennsylvania. They studied the records of 9,384 mothers who gave birth to 10,946 babies between January 2009 and January 2013. They compared that data with information about wells drilled for fracking and looked at how close they were to the homes of the pregnant mothers as well as what stage of drilling the wells were in, how deep the wells were dug and how much gas was being produced at the wells during the mothers’ pregnancies. Using this information, they developed an index of how active each of the wells were and how close they were to the women.

The researchers found that living in the most active quartile of drilling and production activity was associated with a 40 percent increase in the likelihood of a woman giving birth before 37 weeks of gestation (considered pre-term) and a 30 percent increase in the chance that an obstetrician had labeled their pregnancy “high-risk,” a designation that can include factors such as elevated blood pressure or excessive weight gain during pregnancy. When looking at all of the pregnancies in the study, 11 percent of babies were born preterm, with the majority (79 percent) born between 32 and 36 weeks.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that preterm-related causes of death together accounted for 35 percent of all infant deaths in 2010, more than any other single cause. Being born prematurely is also a leading cause of long-term neurological disabilities in children. Preterm birth cost the U.S. health care system more than $26 billion in 2005, they say.

While the study can’t pinpoint why the pregnant women had worse outcomes near the most active wells, Schwartz says that every step of the drilling process has an environmental impact. When the well pads are created, diesel equipment is used to clear acres of land, transport equipment and drill the wells themselves. Drilling down thousands of feet and then horizontally many more thousands of feet requires heavy equipment to break up the shale where the gas sits. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) then involves injecting millions of liters of water mixed with chemicals and sand to fracture the shale. The fluids are then pumped back to the surface. The gas itself also releases pollutants.

Schwartz also says that having a well developed nearby results in increased noise, road traffic and other changes that can increase maternal stress levels.

“Now that we know this is happening we’d like to figure out why,” Schwartz says. “Is it air quality? Is it the stress? They’re the two leading candidates in our minds at this point.”

Energy companies moved to natural gas wells dug using fracking when gas prices were high and supplies were low. While New York State has banned fracking altogether and there is a moratorium on it in Maryland, Pennsylvania has embraced the industry.

At the peak in 2011, Pennsylvania dug 1,900 wells and gas was $12.11 per thousand cubic feet. And while production is down as prices have plummeted – the state is on track for fewer than 500 new wells in 2015 with the price at $3.69 per thousand cubic feet in July – Schwartz predicts the economy will again shift and fracking will again be back in favor.

Nevertheless, Schwartz says policymakers must understand there may be real risks as they make decisions on future wells. While the research is still in its infancy, Schwartz says everything that has come out so far should give decision makers cause for concern.

“The first few studies have all shown health impacts,” he says. “Policymakers need to consider findings like these in thinking about how they allow this industry to go forward.”

“Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in Pennsylvania, USA” was written by Joan A. Casey, David A. Savitz, Sara G. Rasmussen, Elizabeth L. Ogburn, Jonathan Pollak, Dione G. Mercer and Brian S. Schwartz.

The study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (ES023675-01, ES071541), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Heath & Society Scholars Program and the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship.

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Monsanto ‘Deliberately Covered Up Data’ Proving Glyphosate is Cancerous for 4 Decades

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Posted on September 30, 2015

What will it take to shut down Monsanto’s doors irrevocably? Likely it will be the same type of lawsuit that finally pulled the shades on the tobacco industry. If Big Tobacco eventually had to pay a $206 billion settlement over 25 years for lying about the health impacts of cigarettes, what do you think Monsanto will have to pay for lying about glyphosate’s carcinogenic nature for almost 40 years?

Some well-respected researchers are now saying that Monsanto demanded incriminating data and reports be sealed and locked away from public scrutiny as proprietary trade secrets, though they knew these documents would reveal glyphosate’s carcinogenic nature.


Monsanto has yet to be caught red-handed lying about research, but the corp has been caught twice when they utilized outside laboratories that were later found to have been criminal. In 1978, the EPA busted Industrial Biotest Laboratories for rigging laboratory results; the company’s executives were found guilty for submitting fabricated data supporting glyphosate in positive light to the government. In 1991, another firm, Craven Labs, was found guilty on similar charges with 20 felony counts. Monsanto’s timeline of crime is undeniable. [1]

The EPA continually colludes with Monsanto to present glyphosate as ‘safe’ to the public, but during an exclusive interview on the Progressive Radio Network on September 4, Anthony Samsel stated that Monsanto used an industry trick to dismiss evidence about glyphosate’s risks in its own research.  “Monsanto misrepresented the data,” says Samsel, “and deliberately covered up data to bring the product [glyphosate] to market.”

Samsel, an independent research scientist and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, explains, along with Dr. Stephanie Seneff, that in order to minimize and cancel out its adverse findings:

“Monsanto had relied upon earlier historical animal control data, toxicological research with lab animals afflicted with cancer and organ failures, and completely unrelated to glyphosate. In some cases the control animals displayed kidney, liver and pancreatic diseases.

Many of Monsanto’s own studies required the inclusion of extraneous studies in order to cancel out damaging results.  This is not an uncommon industry habit, particularly in toxicological science. It enables corporations to mask undesirable outcomes and make claims that observable illnesses and disease are spontaneous occurrences without known causal factors.

Frequently, Monsanto would have to rely on three external control studies to negate the adverse effects of a single one of its own. Samsel found other incidences in Monsanto’s data where 5, 7 and in one case 11 unrelated studies were necessary to diminish the severity of its own findings.  In effect, glyphosate received licensure based upon a platform of junk tobacco science.”

The researchers go on to explain that Monsanto covered up the fact that glyphosate was equally toxic in both low and high range doses. These findings are corroborated by a recent study from France published in the August issue of the Environmental Health Journal by scientists at Kings College London and the University of Caen in France.


The two year study found that glyphosate administered at an ultra-low dose of 0.1 ppb (the EU’s safety limit) in drinking water altered over 4000 gene clusters in the livers and kidneys of rats, though the biotech industry has been trying to debunk its findings.

So what information is hiding in Monsanto’s sealed documents?

Among the many cancers and diseases associated with glyphosate are:

  • Adenoma cancer in the pituitary gland
  • Glioma tumors in the brain
  • Reticular cell sarcomas in the heart
  • Malignant tumors in the lungs
  • Salivary mandibular reticular cell carcinoma
  • Metastatic sarcomas of the lymph gland
  • Prostate carcinoma
  • Cancer of the bladder
  • Thyroid carcinoma
  • Adrenal reticulum cell sarcomas
  • Cortical adenomas
  • Basal cell squamous skin tumors

Yet these were all hidden from public view. I think that hundreds of billions of dollars won’t come close to account for the 40 years of health damage Monsanto has potentially caused by hiding this information. But one thing is certain, just like the Tobacco industry – Monsanto will pay.

Want to learn more? Watch these videos:

Lobbyist who says you can drink glyphosate:

Documentary of the Monsanto Company:

Seeds of Death:

Monsanto has gotten away with murder for long enough. The world is starting to wake up, and hold them accountable. Our efforts are working; just don’t let up the pressure. Keep educating yourself and others and we will protect the food supply.

Global research shows dairy products and calcium supplements do not make bones stronger

By Marco Torres via, 5 October 2015

The dairy industry has finally been given one big swift kick where they need it most, in the scientific credibility department where top officials have been falsely linking dairy and bone strength for decades. The study, published by the British Medical Journal, found that people don’t get stronger bones by eating dairy products or taking calcium supplements

Dairy products, specifically milk is one of the beverages still aggressively pushed on children as a health promoting food, especially relating to strong bones.

What interesting about cow’s milk is that the more people drink, the more likely they are to die or experience a bone fracture and other diseases. The risks are especially pronounced for women.

Taking into account studies from around the world, the systematic review and meta-analysis found that those who took calcium were just as likely to suffer from fractures as those who did not.

Dr Ian Reid from the University of Auckland in New Zealand stated that the focus on treating bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, needs to be elsewhere.

“I think we’ve actually misdirected a whole lot of effort into the use of calcium supplements, in particular in North America, where use has been higher for last 30 years,” he said.

The dairy industy has been hard at work the last 50 years convincing people that pasteurized dairy products such as milk or cheese increases bioavailable calcium levels. This is totally false. The pasteurization process only creates calcium carbonate, which has absolutely no way of entering the cells without a chelating agent. So what the body does is pull the calcium from the bones and other tissues in order to buffer the calcium carbonate in the blood. This process actually causes osteoporosis.

Pasteurized dairy contains too little magnesium needed at the proper ratio to absorb the calcium. Most would agree that a minimum amount of Cal. to Mag Ratio is 2 to 1 and preferably 1 to 1. So milk, at a Cal/Mag ratio of 10 to 1, has a problem. You may put 1200 mg of dairy calcium in your mouth, but you will be lucky to actually absorb a third of it into your system.

Over 99% of the body’s calcium is in the skeleton, where it provides mechanical rigidity. Pasteurized dairy forces a calcium intake lower than normal and the skeleton is used as a reserve to meet needs. Long-term use of skeletal calcium to meet these needs leads to osteoporosis.

Dairy is pushed on Americans from birth yet they have one of the highes risk of osteoporosis in the world. Actually, people from the USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand have the highest rates of osteoporosis.

The research investigated putative mechanism by which calcium intake affects bone health namely by increasing bone mineral density (BMD). BMD is a surrogate endpoint for fracture risk that allows biological effects to be explored in randomised controlled trials of modest size.

Following old information

The results from the new study flies in the face of long-held beliefs that calcium makes for stronger, better bones.

For years, US guidelines have advised men and women to take anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium per day to help prevent fractures and improve bone density.

Reid said this likely lasted for so long due to an overreliance on studies from the 1970s and 1980s.
Now, there are more sophisticated bone density studies, and none have shown the need for anything more than 500mg of calcium per day for bone density health.

Going a step further, the study said too much calcium may cause build ups in the arteries or in the kidneys, which can cause ailments such as heart disease or kidney stones respectively.

“Dietary calcium intake is not associated with risk of fracture, and there is no clinical trial evidence that increasing calcium intake from dietary sources prevents fractures,” the study said.

“Evidence that calcium supplements prevent fractures is weak and inconsistent.”

Methodology of the study

The researchers looked at two studies, finding in one that increasing calcium intake from supplements increases bone density by 1% to 2%, something they said is unlikely to create a meaningful reduction in the risk of fracture.

“This is not a cumulative benefit,” Reid said. “It’s only 1% at any year. It’s a one off small gain. When you look at the fracture data in the large high quality studies carried out in the last 10 to 15 years, we found there is no total benefit to total number of fractures. There may even be an increase. I think we should really be deleting calcium as a significant tissue in management of osteoporosis.”

In another study, researchers found that dietary calcium is not associated with risk of fracture, with no clinical evidence finding that increase in consumption helps prevent fractures.

Professor Karl Michaelsson from Uppsala University in Sweden wrote in an accompanying commentary with the study that the although recommendations point to those over 50 taking calcium, most will not benefit by increasing their intakes.

“The weight of evidence against such mass medication of older people is now compelling, and it is surely time to reconsider these controversial recommendations,” he wrote.

Supplement Quality Key

While some dairy may be useful to help the elderly keep weight on their body as they get older, many low-quality calcium supplements appear to be ineffective for bone health.

Most supplements on the supplement market today contain calcium carbonate which is an inferior form of calcium and manufacturers attach a simple chelating agent like citric acid to make it more absorbable, however the end product is inferior to other calcium supplements such as calcium orotate, which is the only known form of calcium which can effectively penetrate the membranes of cells.

Many of these supplements are increasing the risk of kidney stones and abdominal problems and whose risks are greater than the benefits.

“They’ve been so entrenched and supported by industry for so long that it’s taking a while to turn around,” Reid said.

Effective Supplementation 

If you want to supplement for calcium intake you must seek a reputable and balanced calcium/magnesium formula. Researchers examined 21 formulations of calcium carbonate (both natural [i.e., oyster shell] and refined). Four out of seven natural products and four out of 14 refined products, including brand products, had measurable lead content. A research team in California found essentially the same contamination in calcium supplements.

Acid rebound. Calcium carbonate may cause acid rebound: the stomach overcompensates for the high dose of calcium carbonate, which is alkaline, by churning out more acid. For that reason, people with a history of stomach ulcers are advised that they may not tolerate it and may have to switch to calcium citrate.

Constipation. Calcium supplements can have a mild binding effect but by themselves don’t usually cause serious constipation. But if you’re taking another supplement or medication that binds the stool, the addition of calcium supplements could cause a problem.

Too much calcium. Although it doesn’t happen often, some people have taken so much calcium that it causes hypercalcemia, an above-normal level of calcium in the blood since most of the calcium carbonate is not absorbed. Hypercalcemia may cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, and other neurological symptoms.

The type of minerals in the formula determines the absorption levels: Opti-Cal/Mag with Vitamin K2 is a co-enzyme complex, heat-stabled molecules that must be associated with another enzyme for them to perform their function in the body. It is necessary in the utilization of vitamins and minerals for proper delivery to the cell nucleus. One study found that Opti-Cal/Mag complex is 8.79 times more absorbed into the blood than calcium carbonate and 2.97 times more than calcium gluconate.


1. Eat calcium rich foods
Eat foods high in calcium. The best food sources are non-pasteurized raw dairy sources such as raw milk/yogurt, as well as bony fish, such as sardines. Leafy green veg such as kale, broccoli and spinach are also rich in calcium. Dried herbs and dried fruits such as figs and currants are also good choices. Seeds such as sesame, chia and flax are also rich sources of calcium. Also, enjoy foods that contain sulfur such as garlic and onions.

2. Food selections/combinations are critical
Try not to eat whole grains and calcium-rich foods at the same time. Whole grains contain a substance that binds with calcium and prevents proper absorption. Some foods that contain compounds such as oxalic or phytic acids, such as sweet potatoes, beans, rhubarb, celery and beets, can also decrease the amount of calcium that’s absorbed when eaten at the same time as calcium-rich foods.

3. Avoid the causes of mineral excretion
Pass on phosphate-containing foods such as soft drinks. Phosphorus causes the body to excrete calcium. Limit or avoid high-protein animal foods. A diet high in protein causes calcium to be excreted from your body. Decrease caffeine consumption. People who smoke have significantly lower bone density, while drinking alcohol can also prevent your bones from absorbing the maximum nutrients from your food.

4. Get more Sunlight and Vitamin D 
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. Although some is found in oily fish, our main source comes from the effect of sunlight on your skin. It’s estimated that half of us have a deficiency because we don’t get outside enough or because we always use sunblock. It is especially important to maximize sun exposure between May and September to keep vitamin D levels topped up. Just 10 minutes of sunlight a day on bare arms and your face can cut your risk of bone fractures by a third. A half hour exposing your torso is equivalent to roughly 10,000 units of Vitamin D.

5. The right exercise
Another vital way to boost your bones is weight-bearing exercise –basically anything that has you upright and using your body weight. Good choices include squatting, rope skipping, aerobics, plyometrics, dancing or brisk walking. “Research shows that if you don’t exercise you end up weeing out all the calcium you take in instead of storing it in your bones,” warns Professor Dawn Skelton, an aging and health specialist at Glasgow Caledonian University. “Ideally we should aim for 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. “Put simply, the more hours we spend on our feet, the fewer bone breakages we should have in later life.”

6. Avoid Medications and Medical Therapies
Acid-blocking medications used for heartburn and other gastrointestinal conditions can block the absorption of calcium through the stomach walls. Stomach acids break down food during the digestive process, allowing the nutrients to become absorbed into your body. Medications designed to stop acid production or decrease the amount of acids present in your stomach can have a negative effect on calcium.


Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.

Signs and Portents: Baby born with two noses in Chimbote, Peru


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Shock birth … Baby Angelito (little angel) was born with two tubes growing out of the side of his face.

A baby who has two tubes growing out of his face instead has been born and given the name Baby Angelito (meaning little angel) by his parents.

Doctors say despite the deformed nose, the youngster is perfectly normal following his birth in the city of Chimbote, Peru.

Paediatrician Jose Castillo, who’s looked after him since his birth, explained to local media that the strange condition was the result of a very rare genetic deformity which happens once in every 10 million to 15 million births.

He said the child is stable and his heart and respiratory system are also working fine.

The baby was transferred from his home in Nuevo Chimbote to hospital, some 600k’s away, where he will undergo an operation on the double nose.

The hospital’s neonatal care boss Carlos Arrestegui Ramos said: “He doesn’t have difficulty breathing now, but he will need plastic surgery.”

He added that all the indications were that the child was perfectly normal in every other way although further tests would be needed to determine whether he also had any other issues.

Plastic surgery is most likely to be a complete success.

The mayor of the Nuevo Chimbote district in Lima, Valentin Fernandez, has presented the young parents with a gift of nappies, milk and money to cover their stay in the capital while their newborn receives treatment.

Signs and Portents: Baby in Egypt born with only one eye and no nose


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A boy in the Egyptian town of El Senbellawein was born with a rare birth defect known as cyclopia, which is characterized by physical deformities such as a single eye in the middle of the forehead. The condition received its name from the one-eyed creature of Greek mythology known as the Cyclops.

A woman in a north-eastern town in Egypt gave birth to a baby boy with only one eye in the middle of his forehead and no nose, features typically associated with a rare congenital disorder known as cyclopia.

The birth defect cyclopia occurs when the embryonic prosencephalon (forebrain) of the unborn child fails to properly develop two cavities for the orbit of the eyes. The condition is named after the one-eyed giants of Greek mythology known as Cyclopes.

Doctors at the private hospital in El Senbellawein where the baby was delivered said that children with this condition often pass away shortly after they are born because of other congenital defects such as severely malformed hearts.

The physicians believe the child’s deformity could have been caused by a combination of factors, including medicines taken by the boy’s mother or radiation exposure during her pregnancy.

Dr. Ahmed Badruddin, the baby’s attending physician, said that the boy was born with several other physical deformities on his young body and they only expect him to survive for a few days.

Members of the newborn’s family, who are now undergoing counselling, have released the heartbreaking photograph of the child.

Cyclopia is known to occur as often as four times in every 1,000 births, but in most identified cases, the mother’s pregnancy does not reach a full term.

This rare congenital defect is more commonly observed in animals.

Two other babies were born with symptoms of cyclopia within the past ten years.

In 2011, a 34-year-old woman in India gave birth to a boy through caesarian section, with the baby exhibiting physical deformities associated with cyclopia. The child did not have a nose and only had one eye.

During her pregnancy, Veena Chavan, the child’s mother, was informed by her doctors that the infant she was carrying was hydrocephalic, which meant that water was accumulating in the boy’s brain.

The staff members of the hospital wanted to conduct an intrauterine shunting procedure but were not able to because of the advance stage of Chavan’s pregnancy.

The boy only survived for one day following his birth.

Another cyclopic baby was born in the India city of Chennai in 2006. The newborn girl, however, reported survived despite her condition and she was later taken home by her parents.

Suicide among Native America youth is a crisis


A stuffed bear is placed on a white picket fence on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 in New Town, N.D.

The numbers are staggering. Five years ago, psychiatrist R. Dale Walker was invited to a small Northern Plains reservation that had suffered 17 suicides in eight months. It was there, listening in a group therapy meeting, that he first heard the phrase “grieved out.”

Walker, who specializes in American Indian psychiatric issues and is himself a Cherokee, felt overwhelmed at the toll that suicide was taking on reservations and Indian communities.

“One of the most difficult things to hear is when the community says, ‘We can grieve no more. We’re cried out. We just can’t respond anymore to the problem,'” he said. “It really does have an impact.”

Walker has become more attuned to this sense of being too exhausted to grieve with each new call to an American Indian community that is facing an unusually high rate of suicide.

Suicide looks very different in Native communities than it does in the general population. Nationally, suicide tends to skew middle-aged (and white); but among Native Americans, 40 percent of those who die by suicide are between the ages of 15 and 24. And among young adults ages 18 to 24, Native American have higher rates of suicide than any other ethnicity, and higher than the general population.

A new report, published by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, highlights what Native American health experts have long known: Suicide among Native youth is a crisis, and one that is not receiving the attention it needs.

“We always focus on non-Hispanic white males in particular, because they do represent the vast bulk of the problem,” lead researcher Arialdi Miniño, a statistician, told The Huffington Post. “But it seems to me that the American Indians are particularly vulnerable here as a group. I don’t know if that is always represented and taken into account.”

The report is also notable because it is not a typical analysis for the CDC. It was the passion project of two college-aged summer interns who wanted to investigate the suicide data for their age group, Miniño explained. In isolating this age group and deciding to include data on American Indians/Alaskan Natives (groups often left out of analyses because of the quality of the reporting), the team uncovered this unexpected disparity, which Miniño acknowledged as shocking.

Data on Native American deaths are inexact, he explained, because individuals who self-identify as Native American in one survey may not be listed as such on their death certificate. In other words, the numbers used in this report for Native American suicides likely undercount the actual figure.


Dana Alonzo, the director of the Suicide Prevention Research Program at Columbia University, hopes that the CDC will change its mind and continue its reporting on this age group.

“We’ve had very limited success in reducing the rate of suicides in the U.S. that occur each year,” she said. “The better we can be at knowing who to target, the more likely we will be to have an impact.”

Walker, director of the One Sky Center, a resource center for American Indian health, also praised the report, saying researchers need the most up-to-date information.

The youth suicide rate can vary wildly from one tribe to another. While some tribes may have a youth suicide rate three times the national average, another tribe’s rate might be ten times the average, notes The Washington Post.

The causes of suicide are complex and include a range of factors, not all of which are always apparent. Mental illness plays a role in almost 90 percent of suicides, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and such conditions are often treatable. In the case of the AIAN community, mental health resources are in short supply and don’t always reach them.

The Indian Health Services department, which delivers care to 2.2 million AIAN, continues to be underfunded. Its budget technically increased 56 percent from 2006 to 2015, but in constant 2001 dollars that’s an increase of only 33 percent, the department reports. IHS’ per-person spending is only about $3,000, as compared to roughly $8,000 spent on healthcare per person by the general population.

These relatively small communities are also at much higher risk than the national average for other health issues: Native Americans are more likely to die of alcohol-related causes, and the incidence of diabetes and tuberculosis are higher than average. As a group, they also have the highest rate of intimate partner violence in the U.S., while AIAN children are at double the risk for abuse and neglect.

Death in the air: American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight with 152 on board

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The captain of an American Airlines flight died while piloting his plane, which was carrying 147 passengers and 5 crew members from Phoenix to Boston, the airline has confirmed. The cause of death is still unknown, except that it was due to an “illness.”

“Syracuse, American 550, medical emergency, captain is incapacitated, request handling for runway,” the co-pilot is heard saying on an audio recording posted on, which provides only a glimpse into the dramatic events that transpired in the plane’s cockpit on Monday.

The Airbus A320’s first officer was recorded talking to the control tower in Syracuse, New York, where Flight 550 requested an emergency landing.

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As the recording continues, the officer says he is concerned with how quickly the medics could get on board. The airport control tower directed him to a gate where medics were waiting.

An airline official was only able to reveal that the death was caused by an “illness” and occurred about four hours into the flight. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a flight attendant, who happened to be a former nurse, attempted to provide first aid to the captain but to no avail.

Passengers reportedly understood that something was going terribly wrong when a “quivering” female voice alerted them that the pilot was sick via the intercom, passenger Peter McSwiggin told WCVB.

Flight 550 then made a rapid descent, arriving in Syracuse at 7:13 am ET, according to American Airlines’ website.

The co-pilot was forced to make the unplanned landing on his own.

The Guardian quoted another passenger named Louise Anderson as saying that she awoke to the announcement that there was going to be an emergency landing due to pilot illness. Anderson said rumors of the captain’s death began circulating after landing, but an official announcement was made only on their makeup flight.

“Unfortunately, our pilot passed away. We are incredibly saddened by this event, and we are focused on caring for our pilot’s family and colleagues,” the outlet quoted an American Airlines spokesperson as saying.

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A spokeswoman for the airline, Andrea Huguely, confirmed that a replacement crew had been dispatched to Syracuse and the flight was able to arrive at its destination. According to standard procedure, pilots over 40 are required to go through two physicals each year.

The incident, while rare, was not unique: according to the Federal Aviation Administration, a total of eight pilots, including the unnamed 57-year-old American Airlines captain, have died during commercial flights since 1994.

Ed. Note: IMO there’s more to this story than meets the eye, last year RadChick and Leuren Moret reported on The Wigner Effect. Radiation from Fukushima is creating a variety of aviation anomalies which include pilot’s dying in flight due to radiation exposure and health problems for both flight attendants and pilots. More here:

Study: Circumcision Permanently Alters the Brain, Researchers Threatened

After discovering that the trauma from circumcision permanently altered the baby’s brain in regions associated with reasoning, perception and emotions, the researchers were threatened to destroy their results or face legal action and immediate dismissal.


As a graduate student working in the Department of Epidemiology at Kingston General Hospital, Paul D. Tinari, Ph.D. was approached by a group of nurses who had noticed that babies that underwent circumcision were experiencing excruciating levels of pain that negatively affected their behavior.   In an attempt to gather some scientific evidence that would support their positions,  Tinari suggested functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and/or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning to observe the effects of circumcision on the infant brain.

Tinari and the nurses used the MRI machine for their study after the MRI machine operator granted them permission.  Next they needed a test subject whose brain they could scan for changes pre and post circumcision.  A pregnant nurse volunteered her son to be the subject of the study.  Her husband had been putting intense pressure on her to have the procedure done, and it was her hope that the information gathered from the study would lead to the complete eradication of male infant circumcision.

What did the MRI Brain Scans Reveal?

The researchers tightly strapped the infant to the traditional plastic “circumstraint”, and immobilized the infants head using the standard surgical tape.  With no anesthetic used, the entire contraption was put into the MRI chamber, and the doctor performed the surgery using a sterilized plastic blade (since no metal objects can be used in an MRI due to large magnetic fields).

Paul D. Tinari, Ph.D. explains the results of his study:

The baby was kept in the machine for several minutes to generate baseline data of the normal metabolic activity in the brain. This was used to compare to the data gathered during and after the surgery. Analysis of the MRI data indicated that the surgery subjected the infant to significant trauma. The greatest changes occurred in the limbic system concentrating in the amygdala and in the frontal and temporal lobes.A neurologist who saw the results postulated that the data indicated that circumcision affected most intensely the portions of the victim’s brain associated with reasoning, perception and emotions. Follow up tests on the infant one day, one week and one month after the surgery indicated that the child’s brain never returned to its baseline configuration. In other words, the evidence generated by this research indicated that the brain of the circumcised infant was permanently changed by the surgery.

Researchers Threatened and Forced to Destroy Study Results

“Our problems began when we attempted to publish our findings in the open medical literature,” explained Paul Tinari.  All of the researchers who participated in the study were called before the discipline committee at Kingston General Hospital who severely reprimanded them, stating that male circumcision was legal under all circumstances in Canada, and that studying the adverse effects of circumcision was strictly prohibited.  The research team wasn’t allowed to publish the results of their study, and what’s more, they were forced to destroy all of their results.  The penalty that would be imposed upon them if they failed to comply was immediate dismissal and legal action.

As Paul D. Tinari, current director of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Study has written,

I would encourage anyone with access to fMRI and /or PET scanning machines to repeat our research as described above, confirm our results, and then publish the results in the open literature.


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Russia introduces chemical castration for pedophiles

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The Russian parliament has approved a law on pedophilia in a first reading. From now on people found guilty of sex crimes against children under the age of 14 will face chemical castration, while repeat offenders face a life sentence.

­According to the new law, the decision on a convict’s obligatory chemical castration will be made through a forensic psychiatrist’s report requested by the court, which may ultimately turn to other medical measures, MP Dmitry Vyatkin explained to Itar-TASS.

“It would be unwise to limit the medical measures to just castration, as in some cases it may not help,” Vyatkin said.

At the same time, some of the convicts may ask for voluntary chemical castration, even if the victim was over 14. This may help them get parole if they are already serving a sentence, or a more lenient sentence if they are still being tried. However, in the latter case the final decision will be up to the court.

The law also banned suspended and deferred sentences for those found guilty of sex crimes against a child under the age of 14. And from now on they can ask for parole only after serving at least 80 per cent of their sentence.

The new law comes amid increased concerns over sexual transgressions against minors in Russian society.

A staggering 1,300 Russian children suffered from sexual crime involving violence in 2008 and another 5,233 from non-violent sexual crimes, according to Anton Belyakov, an MP for the loyalist A Just Russia party. Belyakov was among those calling for more severe punishments for pedophiles, as some 97% repeat their offenses after being released.

United Russia MP Tatyana Yakovleva claims the number of sexual crimes against the underage has increased twentyfold since 2005.

“Pedophiles are sick and dangerous people who will never be full members of society, and this is why our goal is to protect healthy people, our children, who have their whole lives ahead of them,” Belyakov told RIA Novosti.

Previous laws on sex crimes against juveniles were more lenient, with the toughest sentence being an 8-15-year prison term.

And, as actual legal practice shows, many pedophiles received terms of 3-4 years through plea-bargaining.

­Hormones to the rescue

­The procedure of chemical castration is carried out using the drug Depo-Provera, which contains synthetic progesterone.

The female hormone progesterone lowers the levels of its male counterpart – testosterone, the hormone responsible for sexual desire, effectively reducing the latter.

The scientific community has no agreement over the drug’s ability to inhibit a pedophile’s desire to abuse a child, while its side effects include depression, fatigue, diabetes, and blood clots, which, of course, are not part of the sentence.

Forbidden Knowledge – CIRCA; Stolen Spirit, Frauds of Colonization

The American Chumash Indians of the Santa Barbra area had hidden powers of the mind that we still don’t understand today. Three-fourths of the colonist populations were made to go insane in the 1860’s by hypnotic suggestion! Forbidden Knowledge episode #72.

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

The bill’s passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost to a close two decades of tension between the states and Washington over medical use of marijuana.

Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so.

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The Obama administration has largely followed that rule since last year as a matter of policy. But the measure approved as part of the spending bill, which President Obama plans to sign this week, will codify it as a matter of law.

Pot advocates had lobbied Congress to embrace the administration’s policy, which they warned was vulnerable to revision under a less tolerant future administration.

More important, from the standpoint of activists, Congress’ action marked the emergence of a new alliance in marijuana politics: Republicans are taking a prominent role in backing states’ right to allow use of a drug the federal government still officially classifies as more dangerous than cocaine.

“This is a victory for so many,” said the measure’s coauthor, Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa. The measure’s approval, he said, represents “the first time in decades that the federal government has curtailed its oppressive prohibition of marijuana.”

Hundreds of angry customers pull ‘smart’ meters (video) (updated)

UPDATED 3 October 2015, 7:30am PST

Last week, hundreds of Edenorte customers in the Dominican Republic removed so-called ‘smart’ meters from their homes and businesses.

Watch the action here on Facebook (with over 1.3 million views!), or on Youtube below:

The title of the video loosely translates to: “Take off your meters and bring it to EDENORTE in Piedra Blanca.

While ‘smart’ meters facilitate unlawful surveillance, cause fires and emit strong pulsed microwave radiation, it appears that these organized customers were most irate about the unjustifiable increases in their utility bills.

We commend Dominicans for such unified, inspiring action, and we commend their military and police for doing the right thing and supporting the people.

UPDATE: Video Translation:

“Hundreds of meters were removed and put in front of the electricity company offices of the north (in the city of Peidro Blanca, Provinice of Monseñor Nouel).”

“The reason was high rates combined with frequent electrical outages in the region. The outages became prolonged and the electricity bills arrived at nearly double that of the month before.”

One guy (in pink t-shirt) holds up a meter and asks how it is possible in X days for it to register 1041 Kilowatts. And he says, “this is why we say that they have rigged these meters to benefit them.

“The residents say that the lower their consumption, the higher the bills.”

“Since yesterday, residents from numerous barrios had gone out in the streets to protest this.”

We’ve also received this background info:

The electric company (Edenorte) has changed all of the meters to “smart” digital meters. They began that process a year ago, and so throughout the city we all have these meters which the electricity company says are a “more accurate” reading of the usage of every home.

And also because the electric company is now a “free entity” meaning that they are no longer under government regulation, they can essentially do whatever they want, hence charge whatever they want.

A commenter below notes: The electricity was being cut off out of nowhere and they would have no power for a couple of hours every day, sometimes more.

They are also saying that the electric bills are coming in double for the same usage as last year, and that is true.

The bills came this month, and the video is an example of public outrage.

They’re turning over the trucks of the electric company, slashing the tires, and braking the windows – but other than that it’s just a normal calm beautiful day here.

Massachusetts police department fed up with Big Pharma’s role in creating addiction through prescription painkillers


Ready for a positive police story? Where will it lead – you decide.

Yesterday, I reported at Natural Blaze that a Gloucester, Massachusetts police department fed up with Big Pharma posted the top 5 CEO salaries and emails online. Their Facebook status erupted with cheers in the comments and many shares. The department bemoaned the city’s drug problem and took aim at Big Pharma’s role in creating addiction through prescription opioid painkillers.

The Big Pharma salaries were as follows:

5. Eli Lilly – John Lechleiter $14.48 million 317-276-2000

4. Abbott Labs – Miles D. White $17.7 million 847-937-6100

3. Merck – Kenneth C. Frazier $25 million + cool private jet. 908-423-1000

2. Johnson & Johnson – Alex Gorsky $20.38 million 732-524-0400

1. Pfizer – Ian Read $23.3 million 212-573-2323

The department urged people to politely press the CEOs about their companies’ roles in the statistic that 80% of drug addiction starts with “gateway” legal painkillers. Indeed, the FDA just approved opiate use for children even though states where medical marijuana is legal have seen a 25% drop in painkiller deaths. And, a major review last year found that pharmaceutical painkillers cause more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.

The department’s urging worked.

Someone from Pfizer called to meet with them and people following the page are awaiting the results.

Drawing more cheers, the Chief wrote:

This is not because of us, this is because of YOU.
Addiction is a disease.
No way we are arresting someone who comes in for help.
No way are we judging anyone.

Previously, Gloucester drew national attention with their Angel initiative that would help – not harm or imprison – people seeking help with addiction.


Ana Kasparian reports:

There is a growing body of evidence that proves criminalizing addicts does very little to combat drug addiction, and rehabilitation is much more effective than throwing a non-violent person in prison.

However, the best part about the department’s strategy is their clear understanding of why opiate addiction has become such an epidemic in the U.S. As I mentioned in an earlier piece, the uptick in heroin addictions is the direct consequence of pharmaceutical companies pushing painkillers like OxyContin for years, which are also known as opioids. In fact, prescription painkillers accounted for 16,000 deaths, or nearly four out of every ten fatal drug overdoses in America in 2012 alone.

Overall, heroin use has jumped 63% from 2002 to 2013, and the CDC makes clear that those who are addicted to prescription painkillers are 40% more likely to get addicted to heroin in the future.

Regardless of where the conversation with drug companies like Pfizer takes them and regardless of the results of their rehabilitation program – this bit of news has restored some faith and positivity among its supporters.

Comment: Health advocates target Big Pharma to combat opioid epidemic

Many in Gloucester said they would follow the police department’s lead in contacting the executives of the pharmaceutical companies. “The war on drugs should always have been against big Pharma,” said one commenter. “They are the real drug dealers but they line too many pockets with too much.”

Sage of Quay Radio – Sofia Smallstorm – Iodine and Your Immune System (May 2015)

Tonight Sofia Smallstorm returns to the show.

Sofia will talk to us about a presentation she recently reviewed called ‘Iodine – Could this be the solution to your health problems?’ The presentation is from the 2007 Iodine Medical Conference which took place in California. The conference presented the clinical findings of using iodine therapies for various persistent health issues. Presenting at the conference were doctors Guy E. Abraham, David Brownstein, Bernard A. Eskin, Jorge D. Flechas and William Shevin.

Quoting Dr. Brownstein “Iodine deficiency is the underlying problem responsible for the high rate of cancer (particularly breast, lung, prostate and ovary) as well as the high rate of autoimmune disorders we are seeing in this country.”

My discussion with Sofia should not be construed as medical advice in any way. The intent of our conversation is for information and awareness purposes only. Anyone interested in understanding more about iodine should consult with a qualified health care professional.

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Be Careful What You Buy – Plastic Rice Is Spreading Across Asia


Just as the artificial eggs from China earlier, not there is plastic rice spreading across Asia.Be Careful What You Buy – Plastic Rice Is Spreading Across Asia


Not long ago, it was revealed that there is fake rice spreading all over the Asian continent. Initially, it was only known as a rumor on Whats App and Facebook, but then it was confirmed by the most eminent media worldwide. Only few days ago the information about the artificial eggs from China has spread worldwide, and now, the plastic rice appears. These two examples are just few of the many, showing how important it is to carefully read the labels when buying things.

As stated by local media in Asia, this fake rice was produced in a southern state in India, called Kerala. It derives from China, but it quickly spread all over Vietnam, India, and Indonesia.


As many brands sell this plastic rice combined with the normal, natural rice, even the famous brands are not to swear by. Indentifying which brands are clean and which aren’t is very difficult task to do. This fake rice is very similar to the normal rice and this causes people not to check it before use. However, the consequences, such as stomach problems, are always present.

The stomach problems, or detrimental effects to the process of digestion are mainly caused by the ingredients of this rice, such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, and synthetic resign. Besides, the toxins that you take in by consuming this rice can result in numerous health issues, such as poisoning. According to the media, this fake rice is present on the market for a long time.  Taiyuan and Shaanxi are the first places where this rice appeared.


The Agro-based Industry and the Malausian Agriculture Ministry refute this information and claim that their rice is all-natural and safe-to-consumer product. However, they still cannot guarantee that fake rice is not imported and sold in some small shops over the country.

Can We Avoid Fake Rice?


As mentioned above, it is really difficult to determine the quality of the rice in the shop. However, you can do a little test at home. Consider the following indicators:

  • Fake rice gives every meal some kind of different and unusual taste
  • Even when cooked, this rice remains the same.
  • When exposed to great heat, it burns as the plastic itself does.

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They Said Coconut Oil Was Good For Your Skin. Here’s What They Didn’t Tell You

They Said Coconut Oil Was Good For Your Skin. Here's What They Didn't Tell You
It sounds counterintuitive to be putting oils on your face, when for years we’ve been searching the shelves for oil-free products out of fear that oil would turn us into a greasy, blemished mess! But switching to a natural oil based skincare range is one of the best things you can do for your skin! The oil nourishes and soothes the skin allowing the active ingredients in your skincare to sink deeper into the skin, enhancing their beneficial effects! Who would’ve thought!

There are many wonderful oils available, but these are some of our favorites due to their proven skin-loving benefits:

Rosehip Oil

This oil penetrates deep into the skin where it helps to regenerate your cells and increase collagen production. It’s rich in vitamin C, omega-3’s and omega-6 fatty acids known to help heal scar tissue and reduce inflammation. It is also high in retinoic acid (the key ingredient in retinol products!) which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Hello anti-aging benefits!

But it doesn’t just protect against signs of premature aging, it also contains linoleic acid that, in combination with its other powerful ingredients, can help repair acne-prone skin with mild scarring and blemishes, and prevent more breakouts. Bring on clear, radiant skin!

Best for: Uneven skin, scars, fine lines, anti-aging and acne-prone skin.


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is perfect for super sensitive skin. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, plus it’s small molecular structure allows for easy absorption, giving your skin a soft, smooth texture. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil also help to retain the moisture content of the skin, making it a great choice for skin conditions such as eczema. Use it all year round as it helps to soothe your skin in the cold, windy months, as well as replenish moisture after a little too much sun exposure! The lauric acid content protects the skin’s surface making it an ideal ointment to relieve dry, rough skin.

Best for: Normal, sensitive and/or dry skin, and eczema.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is a good all-round moisturizer as it’s rich in fatty acids, vitamin A and E. Olive oil is similar to the oils naturally produced by our skin so it’s also absorbed well, helping to boost your skin’s elasticity. The antioxidants in olive oil may even help protect against skin cancer! However, those with acne prone skin should avoid using it on their face as it’s a heavier oil and can contribute to blemishes. It makes a luscious addition to a bath, or when applied prior to showering. The warm water allows your skin to absorb more moisture from the oil, and then you towel dry off the excess! Brilliant!

Best for: Dry, dehydrated skin.

Sesame Oil

Despite it’s popularity as a beautiful cooking oil, sesame oil has not yet had the fame it deserves in the skincare world. This golden toned oil is a skin’s everyday secret weapon! Sesame oil can act in a similar way to sunscreen by shielding your skin from sun damage, resisting 30% of UV rays! If you’ve cut yourself, applying sesame oil on cuts and wounds helps them to heal faster due to it’s antibacterial properties. It can also help with skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, moisturizing and nourishing your skin, whilst providing anti-inflammatory benefits. Sesamol, vitamin E and other potent antioxidants help fight free radical damage, and due to it’s high viscosity, the oil easily seeps into the skin, repairing damaged skin cells and nourishing from within.

Best For: Sun lovers and wound-prone skin.

Not sure what oil to try first? We’re loving Annemarie Gianni’s range of organic herbal skin oils! Find out more here.

Have You Used Oil As Part Of Your Skincare Regime?

7 Urgent Symptoms of a Stressed Liver and 7 Ways to Detoxify It Naturally

7 Urgent Symptoms of a Stressed Liver and 7 Ways to Detoxify It
In modern life, we are surrounded by TOXINS which produce free radicals and OXidative damage in every tissue of the body.  The liver uses antiOXidants and other nutrients to de-TOXify those free radicals. If you are a modern human, you need to support your liver because of the increasing toxicity of the environment combined with unhealthy cultural habits.  Do you have any of these symptoms which may indicate your liver needs help?

1. Headaches and Migraines – Chronic migraine patients have lower anti-oxidant capacity (Lucchesi, 2015). Chemicals, hormone changes and alcohol are all hard on the liver and can trigger migraines. Oxidative stress is considered a key event in causing migraines (Neri, 2015) and we often see detoxification significantly help migraine patients clinically.
2. Psoriasis – Impaired liver function is linked to psoriasis.(Murray, 1998) People with psoriasis are twice as likely to have advanced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (van der Voort, 2015)
3. Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome – Sugar consumption has dramatically increased during the last few decades, especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup found in processed foods, and has been positively associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Laguna, 2014)
4. PMS – The liver is in charge of metabolizing all of the hormones in your body and keeping them in balance. If the liver isn’t working optimally, estrogen and progesterone get out of balance, and PMS and menopausal symptoms appear or worsen. Elevated levels of estrogen can also cause cholestasis, and result in a vicious circle where liver function is slowed down, and estrogen levels continue to increase because it isn’t being processed and excreted. (Murray, 1998)
5. Fatigue – Your liver needs a lot of B vitamins in order to do its metabolism and detoxification jobs. (Murray, 1998) B vitamins are also very important for your mitochondria to produce energy from the food that you eat, and low B vitamins can result in fatigue, malaise and depression.(Marz, 2002)
6. Acne –Oxidative stress has been found to play a key role in acne progression.(Al-Shobaili, 2014) The skin is another major detoxification organ, in the excretion department, and if the liver cannot handle all the toxins by itself, they will try to get out another way, through the skin. (Cabot, 2015)
7. Digestive problems including bloating and constipation can indicate there are problems with your liver.
The liver is an unsung hero of health, it processes every chemical we come into contact with.  We are biochemically responsible for EVERY molecule we encounter (Mitchell, 2005), and liver detoxification consists of two phases which need a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals in order to work properly.

7 Best Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy Liver:

1. Eat Clean: For liver health, you must subtract toxins and alcohol from your life. Conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have fiber and vitamins and minerals that are good for your, but they also have pesticides that your liver has to detoxify.  Add organic fruits and vegetables to your diet, especially those found in the dirty dozen.[1] Limiting your alcohol intake and the amount of simple sugars you eat will also benefit your already hard working liver.
2. Best foods for the liver: Apples (organic), Artichokes, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Cranberries, Turmeric, Dandelion greens, Garlic, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kale, Olives, Pomegranates, Radishes, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Strawberries, and Tangerines.(Crinnion, 2010). Whey protein increases glutathione production by the liver. (Tseng, 2006)
3. Drink Water: So simple, yet many people are chronically dehydrated (probably because coffee, tea and alcohol do not count as water intake).
4. Fiber decreases the reabsorption of toxins in the digestive system because it speeds up your digestive process and inhibits the intestine’s ability to reabsorb toxins. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, and it can also be supplemented in the form of psyllium husk or ground golden flax seeds. Note: grind flax seeds yourself as needed, when they are ground ahead of time the healthy fats in them can oxidize, and cause more harm than good.
5. Brazil nuts are high in selenium, another cofactor to produce glutathione.(Marz, 2002)  Glutathione is the number one anti-oxidant produced by the liver.
6. Anti-oxidants – Oxidative stress from the environment and the body’s own metabolism contributes to the damage we see in fatty liver disease. (Sael, 2015) Antioxidants help to neutralize oxidative stress, and are good for more than just your liver. Vitamin C, resveratrol and turmeric are some of the best known, and most effective antioxidants
7. Milk Thistle contains Silymarin, which increases the ability of the liver to repair itself and is liver cell protective.(Sael, 2015)
Detoxification is a complicated process, but if you follow the previous seven suggestions, you will be lessening the burden on your liver so it can continue to protect you from oxidative stress, a major cause of disease.

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