The State of California Legislature got bamboozled back in the mid 1970′s by the Chemical industry to make it the Law to install toxic, off-gassing, chemical warfare into all upholstered furniture.
The reasoning [the DECOY] for this argument to install such horrifying chemicals into furniture was for ‘flame retardant’ properties of such chemicals.
This has proven to be so damaging to the environment and people that it’s now become an epidemic to have Thyroid disorders, Hormone disorders, hyperactivity in children, and other illnesses that were not at all commonplace prior to these chemical additives.
Why the United States is the ONLY developed country in this world to require such chemicals proves the power of LOBBYING by specific industries ON THE STATE LEVEL, and not just the national level.
Because California required these ‘flame retardant’ chemicals, all manufacturers simply added these chemicals to ALL of the furniture they made for the USA market. Thus, everyone else who was not living in California has been contaminated with these dangerous, and often deadly chemicals when they buy most upholstered furniture in the USA.
The ONLY way to avoid this toxic soup of chemicals coming into your home, you must buy truthfully Organic furniture that has NO polyurethane foam or other batting that has been treated with such flame retardants. And by the way, when a “Green Washing” company states that they use “Soy” foam…. this is just as toxic, but with some soy oil added! Don’t buy it!
Another issue to pay attention to is WHAT the sofa/chair is made with on the inside! Are they using chemical-laden plywood? Most of the time they do. Are they using other toxic things like chemically treated fabrics that are ‘easy to clean?’
Don’t buy this. You WILL have to be Vigilant, but it’s worth saving your life over.
My conversation on Saturday March 30th, 2013, with Travis Nagle, one of the founders of Viesso Furniture in Southern California, was informative to many people who many have learned about this whole new paradigm of dangerous chemical exposure.
Most eco-friendly furniture is made with Latex rubber, but there are other natural products available like Hemp stuffing and Organic Cotton. There are many options, but the Consumer as of today in the USA does not know about them. You might need to do a bit of research, but all of the information is out there for you to gather.
My working with Travis has been a pleasure. I found some Hemp fabric that was the color I wanted, so I had it sent to Viesso for some pillows they are making for me.
As Consumers, if we continue to voice our dissatisfaction with toxic and Earth poisoning furniture and REFUSE to BUY it…. and put our money into healthier [and ecologically responsible] choices…. don’t you think the furniture industry will finally get the message? Will they be motivated to improve their business practices?
Also check out Mother Jones Magazine’s excellent article on this matter: http://http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/11/couch-flame-retardants-cancer-toxic
My conversation with Howard Strauss of Gerson Media on March 9th, 2013, is one of many I have had over the years with a man who has generously shared his passion and knowledge of natural healing for all modern-day disease.
Viruses and Bacteria are nothing to be afraid of. Why? They have been part of life since the beginning of time. And they can’t hurt you if you BUILD your immune system naturally and maintain a lifestyle that is utilizing God’s Garden the way we were actually mandated to do… God gave us the herbs and minerals and all of his Garden to heal and live well.
Why have we, as humans, been denied the information that is life saving, money saving, time saving, and downright easy to implement?
The ‘powers that be’ are very well organized and have infiltrated every single circle of Government, thereby creating regulations and ‘Laws’ that benefit themselves.
Money, Profits, Power. These are the reasons why natural healing methods for all levels of dis-ease have been hidden from [primarily] the American consumer. An America that is very much a sick nation is very profitable for Hospitals and Pharmaceutical interests.
Healing modalities like slow masticating juicing, healing Nutrition, Ozone, Herbal and Homeopathy therapies are imperative to understand if you want to achieve homeostasis.
Read more about healing naturally at Gerson Media.
You can listen to this important show in the Archives section of my blog.
Save your life and save our world by living consciously.
Tags: What you need to know in this Toxic World
In 1998, a Hepatitis A Vaccine caused a serious, painful and even terrifying Kidney infection that was quite serious.
It was almost two months before my Wedding, and I was bed ridden for two weeks, with an Allopathic Doctor who was nearly clueless as to the cause of the sudden kidney emergency.
I was given toxic “Cipro” Antibiotic, which also has its own set of serious side affects… but I was relying on the very same system at that time that most Americans are still relying upon today— a broken, corrupted, and misinformed system that causes the very dis-eases they purport to be “researching” for many cures!
1.) At the behest of corrupted Governmental mis-guidance, millions of people around the world have been jabbed with live viruses, chemicals and heavy metals with unproven vaccines. Sadly, all vaccines have been proven to be dangerous, but NONE have been proven to be safe or effective.
Nevertheless, the invisible powers behind the vaccine promotions assure unassuming consumers [like I was] that vaccines are safe and even urgently needed. None of this is true.
How does a profit-driven industry like the big pharmaceuticals get away with this? Follow the money. Creating FEAR and pandemics, they create a gold mine for themselves.
They have also convinced the Senate and Congress to hold them legally “harmless” for any and ALL damages these very vaccines cause you, your pets, your children, your loved ones…. You CANNOT SUE THE MANUFACTURER NOR THE DOCTOR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VACCINE THAT COULD CAUSE IMMEDIATE OR LONG TERM HARM.
2.) Chemicals in Food, Cosmetics, Furniture, Dry Cleaning…. you name it.
I used to eat at all kinds of restaurants living in New York City. It was definitely an extravaganza for any foodie to live with so many choices.
You might ask, “How do I avoid these chemicals?” YOU HAVE A CHOICE. Everything has an alternative that is the healthy, non-toxic choice. Organic food, Organic/natural cosmetics, Organic Dry Cleaning and Wet Cleaning, natural/non-toxic cleaning supplies, Organic pet food, Organic Beds, Organic clothing, Organic Towels, etc.
However, I had no idea how often MSG is used in both bought packaged foods in the grocery store, candy, soda, and in most restaurants.
In the early 1900′s, a Japanese Chemist named Dr. Kikunae Ikeda, isolated the flavor-enhancing product within seaweed named “glutamate.” He chemically extracted this substance, creating a synthesized product and mixed it with salt and water. From thereafter, MSG was in our food system.
Manufacturer’s and non-natural restaurants love this dangerous chemical, as it adds flavor to an otherwise bland foodstuff [which means BAD, processed, or factory farmed/big agricultural pesticide product].
MSG is what is now known as an “Excitotoxin.” It literally damages your brain, causes cell death, and thereby your entire nervous system.
Read the book, “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills” by Russell Blaylock, MD.
MSG also contributes to neurological disorders: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, along with mental retardation, ADD, and Depression.
It also is now implicated in Diabetes and Obesity.
MSG is constantly mislabeled on purpose in order to FOOL YOU now that food manufacturer’s know that Consumers are reading labels much more today than ever before!
So, watch out for these Labels:
Please visit www.msgtruth.org for more information. ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE!
Overall, cut processed foods out of your life completely. Eat foods that are Organic, Wildcrafted, and close to their natural state.
When you are feeling tired and told by the corrupted “system” that you are just experiencing aging when you have lapse in memory, fatigue, heart dis-ease, or any issue at all with your body…. you are experiencing Mitochondria injury.
First, start with your food choices. Are you eating raw foods that are Wildcrafted, Organic, Organically grown?
Your food can heal you or hurt you. But you are the only one who can choose this, and you can ONLY choose the right foods when you are informed with the correct information.
So, DON’T listen to the Government ‘agencies’ who are lobbied and corrupted by the big agri-businesses and factory farms that just want to have their way with you [right into the uninspired life of chronic dis-ease.]
You also need to protect your Adrenal glands and Thyroid from chemical and radiation exposure. Most foods are irradiated! This is WHY you cannot just eat conventional food without consequences.
Additionally, your Hormones are adversely affected by irradiated and chemical-laden and processed foods, too. Remember, all factory farmed animals are not only abused [gets into the final slab of meat you eat, too] but they are shot up with chemical Hormones, vaccines, and antibiotics! YOU are ingesting this toxic witch’s brew into your body whenever you eat fast food, restaurant meat that is not local/organic, processed foods of all kinds.
Mitochondria= they are the energy producing cellular substructures that are present in all living beings, including our plants.
All organs in your body, including your bones contain Mitochondria. These cells make up 10 percent of your total body weight.
Mitochondria have retained their own DNA for more than a billion years on this Earth. This same Mitochondria DNA is passed from mother to child, so the health of any mother [and her food choices] is vital to the health of her baby both short and long-term in life.
Nutrients from the very food you choose to consume pass directly into the Mitochondria! This is where a chain of reactions known as the citric acid, or Krebs, cycle converts the energy in sugar, fats, and proteins into ATP [Adenosine Triphosphate]. These are literally energy stores that fuel our minds and our bodies.
Free radical damage to the Mitochondria is the the cause of aging.
Mitochondria help control cell growth, conduct intracellular communication, signal defenses against free-radical onslaught, and literally destroy the damaged or diseased cells.
It is unthinkable that the American Medical system does not bother to educate the Consumer to protect such an important part of their body’s functional system.
With all of it’s foundations and fund-raisers to research every dis-ease under the sun caused from injury to the Mitochondrial Cells, one would think that this simple truth [based again, on sound Nutrition without chemicals] would come forward.
What can you do to protect your Mitochondria?
Eat less. But eat pure foods when you do.
Mindful Exercise. Yoga, Hiking, Martial Arts, Power Walking. You should not overdo it, as this can create free radicals if you are just getting started.
Pure Amino Acids. Bee Pollen is one of the best sources. You can also get Full Spectrum Amino Acids in capsule form in a high quality Health Food Store or Natural Food Store.
Coenzyme Q10- protects the Mitochondria against free-radical damage. The brand I like is Garden of Life, as this is a non-processed form. Remember, never buy synthesized supplements! They are dangerous for your health. So do your own homework on this. Most high quality natural stores have good selections. BUT Drugstores like CVS or Walgreens… Uh, NO!
C0Q10 is also not recognized by the current corrupted system as a very important therapy for heart failure, hypertension, angina, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, kidney failure, chronic fatigue, and many other chronic dis-eases.
Juicing and Smoothies. Organic or Wildcrafted, Small Farm [or home grown] only.
Spirulina and Blue Green Algae [please NO Algae from Oregon's Klammath Lake, as Winston Kao on my show reminded us that this has been polluted.] Opt for Hawaiian, Ecuadorian or even hot-house grown.
Why have you not been told this by the average Doctor, foundation that raises money, TV, Pharmaceutical companies that create pandemics to scare you into actually damaging this precious Mitochondria with their toxic vaccines? Any wonder?
My conversation with Leslie Carol Botha of Holy Hormones! was lively as this discussion about hormones has so many sub-categories that are crucially important in order to grasp the big picture of hormones and how important they are to every aspect of your health and living on this planet.
Leslie told me how your brain is in charge of the hormones and that you must protect this incredible, delicate balance to maintain hormonal health. Zeolitesare one product that Leslie uses daily [and has gotten me using them as well]. Zeolites are a mineral liquid substance that helps to wash out of your body the heavy metals, toxins, and xenon-estrogen mimicker invaders.
Zeolites are incredible because they don’t hurt any organ while they cleanse your body of toxins. Remember, you need to also be taking care of your Liver and Kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion to help your body clean itself of the daily onslaught of pollutants.
Men are also vulnerable to hormonal imbalance with the many petrochemicals, toxic pharmaceutical drugs, plastics [xeno-estrogens] and other intoxicant chemicals that bombard their bodies and cause an over-production of Estrogen in their bodies.
Check out Leslie’s web site for more information on what she recommends and to listen to her many shows regarding this most important topic www.holyhormones.com
I take Zeolites with Chlorella, Vitamin D [Garden of Life brand, "Raw"], a high quality powdered greens supplement in my morning smoothie, Maca powder [comes in capsules now, too], Wild Yam cream [El Milagro Herbs], I also have Wild Yam in a dropper supplement form, pine pollen and bee pollen, and I clean my Liver and Kidneys with Milk Thistle and Dandelion supplements and herbal teas, and now I am trying an Essential Oil cream to add to my arsenal. I also like “Dorey Aromatherapy,” who also makes an essential oil hormonal balancing cream. Lastly, there are natural progesterone creams on the market that do not contain toxic additives. “All Natural Cosmetics.com” sells one brand. Do your research, and take control of your own health.
There are other products that Leslie has on her web site that I plan on using. She gave us the excellent brand of “Young Living” essential oils who makes a natural progesterone/essential oil blend.
Leslie made it clear that your brain is the main creator and Chief of your body’s hormones, so taking care of your brain health is what we should focus on when balancing our hormones.
One at-home healing method that Leslie shared is taking a bath with Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, and Epsom Salts. This, she says, helps to rid your body gently of toxins as you soak. I tried it one night, and I slept like a baby! I now keep these products next to my tub! Please use “food grade” hydrogen peroxide, and not the toxic stuff at the average pharmacy.
I also will add that when you look at the toxic ingredients in DAILY personal care products, cleaning materials, toxic furniture and mattresses [that have very dangerous 'flame retardants' that are carcinogens], pesticides, toxic paints, toxic/GMO/processed foods and preservatives, toxic clothing [dyes, synthetic fabrics], very damaging hair color products [at most salons and in pretty packages in the drug store], toxic makeup… you cannot be surprised at the hormonal stress our bodies are under, and thus, the many dis-eases that seem to elude most of the medical care system.
Clean up your lifestyle! LOOK at ingredients, and learn what ingredients are toxic such as processed sugar, processed salt [VERY different from the good-for-you natural Sea Salt], perfumes or “parfum” [contains hundreds of chemicals], Sodium Benzoate [turns into Benzene once in your blood stream and in many, many shampoos, conditioners, makeup, etc.], Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Paraben [all Parabens], Propylene Glycol, petroleum, talcum powder, PPD [P-Phenylenediamine] in chemical hair dyes, flame retardants like PBDE [accumulates in body and in the environment]… and the list goes on.
#1.) I use ALL natural cosmetics. I am a real blood-hound when it comes to seeking natural face care and makeup. It’s amazing to know that you have many beautiful companies that are making such gorgeous cosmetics and skincare so you don’t have to compromise.
#2.) My shampoo/conditioner/hair color: There are many small companies that make amazing non-toxic hair care. Allafia is one brand along with Aubrey, Sea Chi, Solay, Living Libations, Dr. Christopher, Griffin Remedy, Miessence, Paul Penders, 100 percent pure, California Baby, Dr. Alkaitis, The Body Deli, Feed Your Volume by Yarok, Living Nature, Intelligent Nutrients, Dr. Bronner’s, Keys-Soap Company… and the list continues to many more excellent, natural companies!
There are some great companies that have come forward who are truthful, and honorable in their ingredients. So be encouraged! But also be aware that there are many “natural” and “organic” brands that are outright dangerous and continue to slip into their formulas some hormone damaging, immune compromising ingredients.
Hair color: There are several great brands of Henna. Cleopatra used Henna and many great beauties of the world have used, and continue to use Henna as their choice for naturally beautiful [and safe] hair color. There are a few brands that I personally like, as they cover gray and give great hair color that you can play with when you mix different colors together. The trick in mixing Henna that will cover gray is to use a glass bowl and a plastic spatula for mixing to start with. Add in Warm/almost boiling water, Coconut Oil [I use approximately 1 to 2 TBSP but use your common sense based on the amount of Henna you are making], Sea Salt [1 TBSP or so], Apple Cider Vinegar or Vodka [2 TBSP or so/just use your own creative energy here], Vanilla Extract, and mix all into a ‘brownie batter’ consistency. Leave on hair for at least one hour [please wear a shower cap], and wash out using FIRST Jojoba oil, or any wonderful oil that you like with warm water to get the henna out. Then shampoo with Organic/natural shampoo. Save your money…. and save your life. Do your own hair color and get really creative!
My favorite brands of authentic Henna are “Henna King” and “Colora.” If you have blond hair, Colora has more choices. However, Colora takes a bit more massaging to get out, so be gentle and use lots of oil and warm water to work it out of your hair after you color. You will be really pleased with the results once you get the hang of it! Additionally, there are other true, authentic Henna brands literally from the middle-east, so do an internet search. I do not like any of the Henna sold in Health Food Stores or even Whole Foods. They are not able to cover gray, and their quality to me is questionable. Henna should be beautiful, easy, and even empowering to you as a woman since it can nourish your hair and allows the pores on your scalp to regenerate, breathe, and thereby grow stronger hair.
#3.) CLEANING for home: Use a spray bottle with white vinegar and water with some Essential Oil of your choice [Lavendar, Peppermint, etc.] This will be your household cleaning spray. Also, you can use my favorite combination of Cheap VODKA and water in a spray bottle with a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil. “Thieves” brand cleaners are also fantastic. They are entirely non-toxic and use essential oils in their formula. Baking Soda for scrubbing out bathtubs, tile, etc. You can also use some Hydrogen Peroxide on tiles with Baking Soda for more power. There are non-toxic companies, and some are sold at Whole Foods or other natural stores, but please read labels and be careful.
Again, there is a lot of money to be made from saying “Organic” or “Natural” and you, the consumer, need to be vigilant in reading ingredients.
#4.) Furniture and Bedding. Please buy only Organic. I know this is a tough one. If you have a bed you like, then get an Organic Wool or Natural Latex topper. All of the beds in my home are Organic.
I have several different brands of Organic beds in my home, and I have become a detective over the years in finding the better, more honorable companies in this arena. I should do a whole show on this!
There is one brand, however, I MUST forewarn my listeners to STAY AWAY from as it was the single most negative and hostile experience I have ever had in my life with any company, and to boot, their bed was so badly made and uncomfortable that I had to give it away on “Freecycle”… Sorry, “Lifekind” but you are horrible. They would hang up on me when I would call for a refund for something I returned several weeks prior… and the whole experience was very far from “Organic” or remotely health oriented.
When it comes to home/office Furniture, I have found an Amish company that will hand make sofas, chairs, etc. and there is a web site that I love called “yourecoteam.com”.
ABC Carpet and Home has some choices, but again, you need to be careful and really understand labels and demand Wool, Latex, Hemp, and other natural materials. The toxic foams with fire retardants is what is so dangerous. Latex and Wool are naturally fire retardant.
Viesso in Los Angeles has a great line, and their stuff is totally natural.
Many good, yet small companies are cropping up all the time, so learn to be your own detective and search via the internet! Always be careful, of course, and learn to understand the dangers of certain materials like toxic foam cushions [including the "soy" version] and certainly the “Scotchguard” fabrics and other non-natural and totally toxic materials.
Life changes amazingly when you start, one step at a time, to take back the control. This does mean learning to say “NO” when you need to!
I would never buy a “discount” furniture product with tons of formaldehyde and other carcinogens nor would I ever buy even a “high end” product that I know has equally immune damaging contents. Start to be a voice for non-toxic products, and write a letter to your favorite manufacturer if you need to… business will change their toxic ways and start to offer healthier products when the Consumer finally says, “NO MORE TOXIC PRODUCTS!”
Taking control of your life is a bit more work, but you will be a whole lot safer, healthier, smarter, and gratified when you are insistent on detoxing your entire life.
Hormones are affected by all of these cumulative toxins that your body has to endure. Make it easier for your body as you become an eco-savvy human.
My show last Saturday, September 29th, 2012, had four Guests whom I consider to be Messengers of Truth in a world of misinformation, propaganda, and constant jingles, riddles, and flashing time stealers.
Steve McIntosh, Author of “Evolution’s Purporse: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins,” made several incredible points in our interview.
First, the “Big Bang” theory is not a theory. It is a fact. However, the difference with the factual beginnings of the Universe is that it is compatible with Spirituality. There was an Entity [God] before the Universe came into being.
Life and the universe are not purposeless accidents, as the original ‘scientific’ theory hypothesized.
Secondly, the Environmental movement must evolve in order to achieve its goals.
Steve says that as global warming increases, Environmentalists need to recognize how anti-establishment stridency is discouraging to the mainstream whose support they need to be effective in combating the proximate causes of climate change.
The solution to bringing this Environmental movement into the “mainstream” for immediate, full-scale community [and corporate] action requires a cultural shift that better integrates the Environmental movement with everyday society, and thereby creating greater solidarity within American [and world] culture overall.
I would like to add that I do see this happening as more people start to understand the direct correlation between their consumer and daily choices and the ecological damage that occurs as a result of these choices. I have seen an evolution in the past few years that is exciting to be a part of [albeit it very slow in some parts of the USA].
Third, Economic dominance is not the only way to provide global leadership.
Steve McIntosh encourages Americans to embrace their country’s changing responsibilities.
America’s role in the world is inevitably changing as the globalized economy increasingly empowers other countries, such as China, India and the Middle East.
As our world changes, Americans can prevent the decline of America’s global leadership by evolving their definition of leadership, and thereby evolving their culture into the next stage of historical development.
Through this cultural evolution America can demonstrate a successful form of sustainability, post-material society that provides deeper forms of fulfillment than the rewards offered by consumerism and status.
Fourth, Can artificial intelligence ever truly replicate the human self, resulting in self-conscious machines? “Trans-humanists” subscribe to the theory that self-replicating computers will soon undertake their own evolution, but Steve McIntosh explains how this premise disregards the nature of the self and what it means to be conscious.
Many of Steve’s points are incredibly rich in complexity, and really requires all of us to start thinking. This book stretched me intellectually. This is a “must read” for every person who seeks knowledge and personal empowerment.
Check out Steve’s web site for more: www.stevemcintosh.com
I have talked on several shows about the horrifying, diabolical dangers of Pesticides.
ALL chemical pesticides are chemical warfare weapons that are re-packaged as “home use” pesticides. Don’t be fooled when it comes to the misleading, even fraudulent marketing and advertising when it comes to the supposed safety of chemicals used for pesticides. All of these DNA damaging substances came directly out of Nazi Germany. They are, indeed, chemical biological weapons, and they do hurt people, animals, plants, groundwater, food sources, and all life.
My Guest for this segment, Josh Vincent of the Northwest Center for Alternative to Pesticides, explained the many autoimmune disorders that are directly related to exposure to chemical pesticides that are sprayed routinely around residential homes, in our food agriculture, in our skies [for the misguided and downright stupid "West Nile" spraying], and in gardening.
The pathetic apathy that has overcome our elected officials, and then literally blanketed the consciousness of the Taxpayer is certainly something to be alarmed about. We need to stand up to these powerful Chemical lobbies that don’t care about your future, your health, your food quality, your children’s health, or your pets.
And by the way, those supposed “flea and tick” toxic chemicals that get put into the shoulder blades of our animals are ALSO deadly killers. DO NOT USE THEM! Instead, put Garlic powder into your pets food along with Grapefruit Seed Extract into their water, and just give them a nice shampoo with non-toxic, essential oil shampoos that are now readily available to keep your pets flea free.
When you can trace the DDT exposure all the way to the North Pole, and into the blubber of marine mammals and Polar Bears… you know that these chemicals are persistent and do not ‘fade’ over time. They simply travel throughout the eco-system causing damage to everything they contaminate.
We cannot afford to fall asleep on this issue. This is a big, big issue to overcome and to combat since the Chemical companies are relying on both the ignorance and trust of society to get away with murder, literally.
Check out this informative website and please take action for yourself and for your community: www.pesticide.org
Hemp is a highly nutritious “Superfood” with all Essential Fatty Acids [3,6,9] and protein that can literally feed the world because it is both easy and ecologically friendly to grow. It needs very little water, and actually remineralizes the ground soil as it grows in a process called “phytomerediation.”
Hemp can be used for housing, fuel [replacing petrochemicals], replace nylon, clothing, medicine, PAPER, replaces toxic chemical plastics, food, beauty treatments, making automobiles, airplanes, boats, agricultural feed, natural antiseptics, natural pest control …. and the list goes on endlessly.
So, why would the United States turn their backs on this opportunity to help re-charge both the Environment AND the Economy in one shot by re-establishing a PRO-Hemp agenda?
Why is it currently illegal to grow or cultivate Hemp in the United States? Why are we, as Americans, sending our money to China, India, Canada, Pakistan and other countries in order to IMPORT Hemp seeds, Hemp oil products, Hemp clothing, etc?
The Forestry and Cotton industries are behind the demise of this amazing crop from the United States. They were intimidated and obviously concerned enough to lobby Congress to prohibit Hemp because it was the same family as “marijuana.”
However, Hemp is not a hallucinogenic plant and cannot be smoked for the mind-altering affects that Marijuana offers. Although Hemp is from the Cannabis species, its THC content is negligible and cannot be used for ‘getting high’ as Opponents of Hemp argue in order to keep their special interests as the tax-guzzling crops in America’s farmlands.
The positive attributes of Hemp also include cleaning the air, preventing soil erosion since its roots grow deep, and one acre of Hemp plants produces more agricultural products than 2 acres of Cotton or 4 acres of trees! Hemp trees/plants also clean the air as they release a ton of Oxygen into the air as they grow heartily and quickly in just about any climate.
Thanks to Eric ‘the red’ Hughes of Chi Hemp Industries for his magnificent research over the past few decades, and for your voice in this very important matter for the Ecology and for the future of the Earth.
Check out www.hempoil.ca and get some yummy Hemp products and educate yourself. Let’s take back our future by restoring common sense to both our politics and to the taxpayer/consumer.
Entire families are broken apart… babies are run over cliffs or run to exhaustion and die… mothers are separated from their babies and the cries are unthinkable and heart wrenching… the Stallions are abused and castrated with crude means… the ones that are ‘too wild’ are shot dead…. and too many other wretched and totally un-American abuse of our National Heritage.
The story of our Wild Horses and the ILLEGAL Round-ups overseen by Ken Salazar of the much-corrupted Department of Interior and the ‘subsidiary’ Bureau of Land Management [BLM] has increased, surprisingly, under the Obama Administration. Sadly, it is just one more lie that our current President made when he was campaigning in 2008 and appealing to many Environmentalists like me.
When he appointed Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Department of the Interior, I had a foreboding feeling that nothing good was going to come from this very unhealthy appointment to the Cabinet to the President. This was four years ago, and it got worse with every year in terms of our Environment and our Wildlife.
And, indeed, my sense in 2008 was right. Under Mr. Salazar, we have these illegal Round-ups that kill, disable, and terrorize innocent animals, and then we saw the worst oil tragedy in the history of the world take place in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Thugs that declare a war of Terror are doing it at the bequest of the Oil and Cattle industries.
This is exactly WHY you, as a Consumer, should NEVER buy any beef from just any store under just any name [or McDonald's or any other fast food chain-- the food is NOT REALLY CHEAP! IT HAS A COST UNIMAGINABLE TO YOU, THE TAXPAYER]… you should ONLY buy Local, Organic, Humane, Sustainable, Grass Fed, and small farmed. Every time you ignore your power as a Consumer to create the change you really wish to see in this world, you are denying innocent living beings like our Wild Horses and our Wolves and all other Wildlife the right to live freely… simply because you are inadvertently supporting blood-industries like the big Agribusinesses that lobby Congress to have their way on OUR public, taxpayer lands!
Better yet, go Vegetarian. You’ll be Alkalinizing your body, and naturally healing your body. You’ll also be supporting the Environment in the right way by your lifestyle choices. Remember, all animal products create an ACIDIC body, which is the breeding ground for disease.
The point to my conversation with Suzanne Roy of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign was to both raise awareness to the Consumer and to hopefully inspire people to take Action for our beautiful remaining Wildlife, and for the ecological balance of our last remaining open spaces.
Please take a look at this amazing web site and give your support to save our Wild Horses and Burros from the horrors of Slaughter. They need us.
Thanks for listening. This was an incredible show, and is available in the “Archives” section of this blog.
Where are our pollinating bees going? What is causing the die-offs?
The answer is simple and the resolution should be just as simple, but the Politics that encumber the resolutions to being enacted are unbelievably complex.
On Conscious Lifestyles on September 15, 2012, my first Guest for the day was Bee Keeper and Educator Raymond DuBois.
He told my audience about the necessity of Integrated Crop Management and how maintaining a respectful balance of the indigenous environment will bring higher, more healthy yields of food crops…. and protect the NATIVE Bees to the geographical area.
However, this is the OPPOSITE of what our American Taxes are supporting! The Bee die-offs are a result of a poor understanding of how to properly produce food without Chemical Pesticides, Chemical/petroleum based Fertilizers, and the horrendous “clear cutting” and bulldozing of the natural, indigenous environment of the agribusiness practice of “Mono Crop” production.
This practice of removing and thereby destroying the entire environment to have thousands of acres of ONE crop [such as Corn, Soy, etc.] is destroying the native Bee populations.
Add onto this diabolical practice the usage of pesticides and fertilizers that KILL our natural Bees and other pollinators, and you have massive die-offs and a critical tipping point in our Environment that is now threatening food crops and our future.
Why would the EPA ignore this obvious raping of our Eco-system? Are they NOT “The ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY?” The obvious question is Why they are not living up to the title of their very own name. Politics, pay-offs, and Lobbying by large Agribusinesses and Chemical Fertilizer/Chemical Warfare companies is a huge percentage of the answer.
This is certainly no time to be a passive tax payer. Apathy is something that the very Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides CAUSE in the human brain, by the way! These very dangerous Chemicals kill brain cells, and cause immune dysfunction and endocrine/hormone harm.
The urgent need for the Consumer to take back the quality of food cannot be over-emphasized.
Write, email, call and be a voice to your local, elected Politicians to outright DEMAND that our taxes be funneled into Organic, Sustainable, Integrated Crop Production that respects both the Environment and our much-needed Pollinators!
Without our Bees, we have no future. No kidding here. It really is time for Action.
Check out Raymond DuBois’s Web Site www.beelove.org
Support your LOCAL, Organic, SMALL and Humane Farms. You can internet search for your local Community Supported Agriculture organizations. There are many that will deliver to your town, and even to your front door weekly! Stop supporting ALL large-scale food manufacturers and put your efforts into healing your body with natural, sustainably grown and harvested food. Food can be your medicine, and it is the only thing that can truly heal your body.
The second half of my show broadcast on Saturday, September 15th explored more detail on the horrifying topic of Vaccines in general, but the “Gardasil” vaccine that is now marketed for BOTH girls and boys ages 9-26.
The carnage this toxic vaccine has left behind is nothing short of Genocide of our next generation. The over-vaccinating of our children with extremely toxic [never proven "safe"] witches brew of Formaldehyde, Aluminum, Mercury, unknown live viruses, other dangerous adjuvants like Squalane…. is it any wonder we have ADHD, Autism, Learning disabilities and behavior issues of ALL kinds, and an array of Autoimmune dis-eases?
I highly suggest that all of my blog readers and radio audience around the world take the steps to educate themselves, and ultimately ARM themselves against the falsified, fraudulent messages that are both subliminally and overtly sent to the Consumer daily.
The buzz of FEAR tactics that are expertly utilized to gain a firm CONTROL over your behavior that makes you a PASSIVE Consumer [sucker] for these wretched vaccines is part of the Propaganda that is part of the big-Pharmaceutical/Government collusion to keep you sick, and in need of more drugs, therapy, other toxic treatments, etc.
Check out Leslie Carol Botha’s website at HolyHormones.com and learn, each day, something new about your body, and how intricately balanced it is and certainly deserves to be treated with natural, healing respect.
In the first part of my September 8th radio conversation, I talked about some healing lifestyle choices. You can listen to the Archive of my national show in the “Archives” section of this blog.
To be vibrant and healthy is something that everyone wants. But the misinformation that is perpetrated [deliberately] by many special interests who profit handsomely from consumers just not knowing any better has finally reached a crescendo.
Food should be your medicine. But the big, polluting “factory” Agri-businesses don’t want you to understand this power that you have as a Consumer. They spend a lot of time lobbying in Washington, DC, to protect themselves from lawsuits, backlash, and from having to comply with safety standards that would protect the food supply to “the masses.”
The irony is that these denatured, processed, chemical laden products have de-mineralized the population that now suffers from chronic diseases that suddenly have “names” and with them, more toxic “medical” treatments that are laden with yet more chemicals and bring NEW ‘side-effects’ that start a vicious, yet very lucrative circle.
How to protect yourself naturally starts with easy principles that everyone can learn.
#1.) Choose non-processed, non-fast food to start with. If you choose to eat at a restaurant, make sure they prepare and serve food that is local, Organic, and lovingly made [YES! there are such restaurants like this all over the place!]
#2.) Start making Smoothies. Organic frozen berries, Organic sprouted nuts and raw nut butters, Organic Coconut Butter AND Coconut Oil, Spring Water, Lemons, Limes, and high quality powdered Greens that include Chlorella, Spirulina and Enzymes is a great choice. You can also invest in a Juicer and start juicing beets, carrots and other vegetables. Re-build your immune system day-by-day with a regimen that will put super foods into your body.
#3.) Understand what is toxic. For instance, Peanut Butter [even "Organic"] should be avoided. It has been hybrid in this country to the point where it no longer represents the many varieties of natural peanuts that God originally gave to us. There is FUNGUS in all peanuts that can do great harm to your body, so we sadly have to avoid this product altogether.
Additionally, processed Sugar is a totally toxic and de-natured product. It feeds the Fungus that EVERYONE in the modern world has to contend with in their bodies. Choose HEALING sweeteners instead. You have many good choices, but two of the best are Xylitol and Stevia in their natural forms. Be careful and read labels, and don’t buy anything that has added sugar or other toxic products. READ LABELS! Raw Honey [local is best] and Blackstrap Molasses along with Brown Rice Syrup are good for baking and in small amounts very good for you. However, they can feed Candida and throw off your hormones, so make sure you don’t use these every day. The one Caveat I will give here is that Blackstrap Molasses is an amazing source of B vitamins, so it is a true health food.
#4.) Cleanse. You need to use Herbal cleanses to clean your body of the Candida, Fungus, Parasites and other debris that ALL modern humans [and domestic animals] MUST be mindful of. You should also be using an Oxygen supplement every night to help clean your body daily. Vitamin C [raw, unadulterated form] is also healing to the immune system and helps in cleansing of the body.
#5.) Get the exercise.
#6.) What’s in your body care? Lots of really toxic chemicals are in highly advertised shampoo, soaps, cleansers, face and body care. Most deodorant has Aluminum. However, there are natural, so much cooler products on the market today that are not only amazing in every way, but they actually feel better and perform better.
Most commercial toothpaste is made with harmful, abrasive, damaging ingredients that hurt your immune system and not to mention your teeth. For one, “Fluoride” is a rat poison and an industrial waste product that has no business in toothpaste, water, or anywhere else in the environment.
Don’t be a sucker for toxic home products, either.
#7.) Women’s makeup/haircolor. No need to use toxic products, but too many women are using these highly advertised chemical compounds that cause harm to the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. There are SO MANY BEAUTIFUL, HONORABLE, LOVINGLY MADE beauty products today that there is really no excuse for consuming such dangerous products in your daily beauty routine. REAL BEAUTY is pure beauty.
Life is too short to be intoxicated and sick.
Choose naturally made, truthful products for your body, and this will feed your mind and your spirit. You’ll feel it, and you will wonder why no one ever told you.
As I stated in the beginning of this blog, there are “special interests” that want to keep this information away from your daily thought process and certainly from your Consumer buying power. There is simply a lot of money to be made from ignorance.
Intelligent, informed people don’t feed the toxic manufacturers/denatured food producers/pharmaceutical lobbies.
Let’s break the cycle of ignorance.
Tags: Natural Healing For Animals
Enercel: A Homeopathic healing modality for your family pet that could be the missing connection to a full recovery for any illness.
I have known about Enercel www.enercelvet.com for a little over a year, and I have been delighted to have Veterinarian Dr. Jan Hale on my show several times to talk about the incredible healing that Homeopathy can add to your animal companion.
However, if you are neglecting to feed your pet a whole-food, naturally derived menu…. then you are denying your best friend the vital life force he or she needs to maintain or achieve true health and healing.
Love means going the long haul. I urge all of my Radio Audience [and blog readers] to do their own research into natural foods for their pets, and PLEASE understand the MOST Veterinarians know NOTHING about the important connection between FOOD CHOICES and Healing.
It is astonishing to me how, after Hippocrates [known as the 'FATHER' of all medicine] had stated many eons ago “Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Medicine Be Thy Food”…. we are still seeing both human and animal Doctors devoid of any Nutritional knowledge.
I believe that because our Medical and Veterinary Schools are funded by the big pharmaceutical and processed foods conglomerates, this most-important LINK to health is deliberately ignored entirely in the training programs.
Thus, you need to be your pets advocate.
1.) Think of their food choices as life giving: They need species-appropriate food to feed their unique biological and physiological bodies.
2.) Cats are Carnivores. Dogs are too, but slightly less so. They can have SOME grains. However, Both need high quality food to thrive. Horses and larger Vegetarian animals also have specific food needs that will keep them healthy and happy for many years.
3.) Buy from local, Community Supported Agriculture associations/groups in your State. Their are many who will deliver fresh vegetables, fruits, and humanely raised meats to your town or even to your door once a week! Be sure to visit your local outdoor Farmer’s market whenever you can. This is one of the most economical ways to get great food for both you and your pets at a fraction of the cost of a high-end Organic Grocer.
4.) Cats should not have grains. This, to my recent discovery, can cause serious imbalances in their digestion and even cause bladder stones.
I do a “trio” feeding regimen:
a.) High quality raw meat [mixed with veggies] that I first freeze, then thaw [and will 'blanche' with hot water on the outside in a glass pyrex pan to make it warm and inviting to eat.]
b.) I buy ONLY high quality canned/dehydrated food and treats made in small batches in the USA ONLY! Some great brands are Weruva, Stella and Chewy’s, Wysong, Spot’s Stew, Lotus, Organix, Orijen, Country Naturals, Tropical Traditions [frozen Raw food that is excellent], Fromm, Halo [dehydrated treats], and Whole Life [dehydrated treats]. There are other good brands like Holistic Pet, so be sure to have an in-depth conversation with a Pet Nutritionist or a small, high-end Pet store that is truly honest. Additionally, there are some New Zealand made natural foods, but you still need to do your homework on these and make certain they are NOT made in China!
BUY NOTHING FROM CHINA WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR PET’S FOOD! TOO MANY BELOVED ANIMALS ARE DYING FROM CONTAMINATED, FILTHY, HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE FOOD “PROCESSED” IN CHINA!
c.) High quality dry food from the above named companies. This is given NOT as their main meal, but more as a small treat in a bowl. However, I prefer to give the dehydrated chicken and Bonito fish flakes [you get in the Asian section in any good food store] in a bowl for snacks throughout the day.
Finally, you should be adding Probiotics, Enzymes, Green Powder, either Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds and Flax Oil to your pets food is key to maintaining a successful protocol.
Especially when your pet has been ill, you MUST look at their food sources.
Animals are here to give us incredible love, wisdom, truth, and Guidance from the Divine. There is no question about it.
The current medical system of only harsh drugs and aggressive surgeries are taking way too many lives [both Human and Animal].
Look at the natural alternatives that are certainly more gentle in healing, and in maintaining true health.
Any pet trying to recover from any illness needs additional probiotics, minerals, and herbal remedies [I love "Animals Apawthecary," and "Amber Technology" along with "Pet Wellbeing" and "Pet Alive" and "Vetionx Homeopathics."] Cranberry Powder is great for Urinary issues, along with Homeopathic Remedies such as “Nux Vomica 30C,” “Causticum 30C,” and the really important remedy of “Urtica Urens 200C.” You can get these from Washington Homeopathics via mail order. Whole Foods will sell the 30C remedy strength.
Also, learn how to give subcutaneous fluids properly and safely. This can literally be a lifesaver. I buy Lactated Ringers bags and small needles [22 gauge] from an online store called “Atlantic Medical.” Any good Veterinarian or Vet Tech can teach you how to give sub-q fluids and you can work with your Vet on how much to give. My 7 pound cat got 100 cc’s every day when she really needed it. This helped with getting the much-needed electrolytes into her body.
Another good thing to include in your loving regimen for any animal who needs extra care is to have some Witch Hazel and Rose Water to help clean them with a warm wash cloth. I even bought a baby’s soft hair brush to brush my kitty softly when she was not able to fully clean herself. This is very healing, and a kind act of love that will also help the two of you bond even closer while the process of healing [or even the process of transitioning] takes place.
Lastly, vaccines are filled with highly corrosive, toxic and dangerous by-products like Formaldehyde, Aluminum, Mercury, live Viruses, and Chemicals that have no business being shot into your arm or into your animal’s body. These have been linked to many degenerative dis-eases, including aggressive cancers and even diabetes. Learn the facts about the dangers of Vaccines, and do not let any bad Veterinarian bamboozle you into shooting up your beloved pet!
Remember, the Vet AND the Pharmaceutical company are held LEGALLY “Harmless” from any and all damages and death they cause from administering a vaccine! Who would ever imagine that any industry would enjoy such immunity from any responsibility.
This blog is in loving memory of Furchild, Maggie, and the millions of animals who were killed or ravaged with autoimmune diseases caused by the very vaccines that are purported to “help” them. The reality about vaccines is very, very different than what we are being told via propaganda and fear tactics.