Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"It’s FDA corruption déjà vu.
You’ve had heart attacks from Vioxx and Avandia and contaminated toothpaste from China; E. coli in your spinach, and salmonella in your spinach and peppers. Tainted pet food has killed hundreds, if not thousands, of your pets. And your children have gotten sick from toys painted with leaded paint.
What will be the next ill-fated product “approved” by the FDA?
The agency’s list of corruptions and collusions is now a mile long. And each piece of new legislation aimed to improve its function seems to do just the opposite—making the FDA even more dependent upon financial support by Big Pharma.
Perhaps the fact that the agency is now publicly questioning its own procedures and affiliations is a step in the right direction. But will that be enough?
Sunday, October 11, 2009
In the last couple years there has been a resurgence in new information about the true purposes of the appendix. Once thought to be pointless, worthless, and an-accident-waiting-to-happen, it appears the appendix has its uses after all:
- Your appendix may serve as a vital safehouse where good bacteria can lie in wait until they are needed to repopulate the gut after a case of diarrhea.
- Past studies have also found the appendix can help make, direct and train white blood cells.
Now, if you're thinking "big deal!" - well, you'd be correct! It's a HUGE deal.
The appendix essentially serves as a “backup factory” for beneficial commensal bacteria, the symbiotic germs that aid digestion and help protect your body against disease-causing germs.
If the good bacteria in your colon dies, which could happen as a result of cholera or dysentery (for instance), it appears your appendix steps up to help recolonize your gut with good bacteria.
Modern society has become so hypervigilant against bacteria that many forget a very important point - the bacteria in your body actually outnumber your cells by about ten to one, and without them you would die.
So work hard to keep your appendix and body healthy...God designed every part for a purpose.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Here we go again...the WHO (World Health Organization) is warning everyone that the production of H1N1 vaccine will not be sufficient. If you think you’ve heard this before, it's because you have. Every year, without fail, you will see the following press releases in this order:
“It is going to be a bad flu season”
“If you are at risk (and even if you are not) get vaccinated”
“Flu shots are coming”
“Vaccine production is short”
“Get your vaccines quick, supply is low”
“Oops, we guessed wrong and the vaccine covered the wrong strain - it wasn't nearly as effective as we thought it would be...”
The funny thing is this is called marketing 101 - create a demand or buzz and limit the supply. My question to you: is the WHO simply creating buzz for a product or are they looking out for us?