Natural Cures Not Medicine: 10/06/13

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"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."

We are all about prevention here. It's just every time we post about it 90% ignore it because it's not relevant to them (they think). So here is to the geniuses out there that know the importance of prevention.

Guess Which Genetically Modified Bugs are Being Released Now

Thousands of Genetically Modified (GM) insects developed by British scientists are set to be released into fields across Europe as an alternative to chemical pesticides. Granted, pesticides have been responsible for jeopardizing human health, damaging the environment and killing millions of bees and other insects, but is the proper solution manufacturing genetically modified insects?

The idea is to release a large number of GM olive flies that will be used to kill off wild pests that damage the crop. The company responsible for their manufacture and release is Oxitec.  They plan to release GM male olive flies that would naturally mate with the females, ultimately resulting in the death of female offspring at the larvae or maggot stage. The thought is that this would lead to a reduction in the olive fly population, which would allow the trees to produce fruit without the need for chemical sprays.

Oxitec has applied to Spanish regulatory authorities for permission to carry out a netted field trial of its GM insects. If the trial is successful, more trials will be carried out in Greece and Italy- the company also eventually hopes to be able to use the GM insects in British fields as well.

[...]Supporters of the GM insects, like Oxitec, claim that those who oppose the idea are simply fear mongering. This is currently the same response from the big biotech giants to opposers of genetically modified foods. Recently, we have found out that opponents of genetically modified foods have been correct with their concerns, as multiple studies have surfaced over the past couple of years that indicated GMOs can be very harmful to the environment, as well as pose multiple risks to human health.

It’s no different [than] genetically modified insects, mosquitos to be exact, they’ve already released into the public without a proper risk assessment.

Dr Helen Wallace, director of GeneWatch UK, warned:

Releasing Oxite’s GM fruit flies is a deeply flawed approach to reducing numbers of these pests, because large numbers of their offspring will die as maggots in the fruit. Not only does this fail to protect the crop, millions of GM fruit fly maggots will enter the food chain where they could pose risks to human health and the environment. Oxitec’s experiments should not go ahead until rules for safety testing and plans for labelling and segregation of contaminated fruits have been thoroughly debated and assessed. If these issues are ignored, growers could suffer serious impacts on the market for their crops.

…There is no specific regulatory process for GM insects anywhere in the world.

The public will be shocked to learn that GM insects can be released into the environment without any proper oversight. Conflicts of interest should be removed from all decision making processes to ensure the public have a proper say about these plans
– Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK

[GreenWatch UK and EcoNexus] raised a number of concerns which include:

New insects or diseases may fill ecological niche left by the insects suppressed or replaced, possibly resulting in new public health or agricultural problems
The new genes engineered into the insects may jump into other species, a process called horizontal transfer, causing unintended consequences to the ecosystem
Releases would be impossible to monitor and irreversible, as would any damage done to the environment

A briefing done by these organizations also shows that Oxitec is trying to influence regulatory processes for GM insects, that they:

Don’t want to be liable for any complications
Try to avoid any regulation of GM agricultural pests on crops appearing in the food chain
Excludes important issues from risk assessments, like the impact on human health
Release of large amounts of GM insects prior to regulations
[Are] undermining the requirement to obtain informed consent for experiments involving insect species which transmit disease

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6 Simple Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer

Prevention is the best cure.

1. Limit yourself to two or three alcoholic drinks a week:
Alcohol, consumed even in small amounts, is believed to increase the risk of breast cancer. Most doctors recommend cutting back on wine, beer, and hard liquor. A recent study showed the link between drinking and breast cancer was especially strong in the 70% of tumors known as hormone-sensitive.

2. Exercise at least three times a week (more often is even better) 
And when you do exercise, work to keep your heart rate above its baseline level for a minimum of 20 continuous minutes. Long walks are nice too, but it's the more vigorous exercise (expect to sweat!) that really helps your heart and cuts your cancer risk.

3. Maintain your body weight, or lose weight if you're overweight: 
Research shows that being overweight or obese (especially if you're past menopause) increases your risk, especially if you put on the weight as an adult. And a study released in March 2008 by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston showed that obese and overweight women also had lower breast cancer survival rates and a greater chance of more aggressive disease than average-weight or underweight women.

4. Do a monthly breast self-exam: 
Be sure to get a check up from your doctor and have your technique reviewed regularly. You might catch a lump before a mammogram does, and it's a good idea to follow the changes in your body.

5. Have a mammogram once a year after 40: 
Catching a tumor early boosts the chance of survival significantly: The five-year survival rate can be as high as 98% for the earliest-stage localized disease, but hovers around 27% for the distant-stage, or metastatic, disease.

"5 ways to cut breast cancer risk" By Lorie Parch from

Those 5 reasons are great but they forgot to mention perhaps the most important step for prevention!!

And number 6! Don't use deodorants or soaps that contain parabens! 
Research shows up to 99% of breast cancer tissue contains parabens.
Learn to make your own deodorant:
Parabens in Antiperspirants are dangerous:
Or just use a simple lime for deodorant:

Oh, and just a bonus, number 7... 
Eat an organic, maybe even vegan diet. Often many diseases and cancers can be cured by the proper diet. Learn to maintain a PH of between 7.2 and 7.4 and you can kill the environment cancer needs to survive.

We are terrible liars. This is actually 8 ways to prevent breast cancer because we freaking love you guys so much. So check this out...

Number 8: Walking an hour a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 25%

Could 'Prepping' Be Banned in America?

As people who spend a lot of time focusing on preparedness, we can learn a lot about our future by watching as the economies and civilizations of other Western countries crumble.
Today’s lesson is that when times get tough, the government can and will persecute those who have planned ahead.
The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are “hoarding” basic staples with serious sanctions.
She called on prosecutors to seek their detention.
The attorney general called on people to remain calm, not to fall for provocations, and not to be afraid of the “alleged” food shortage.
Based on the figures provided by the Central Bank of Venezuela, shortage hit 20% in August; in other words, 20 out 100 items are missing from the shelves.
According to a press release, the Attorney General Office has designated an ad hoc group of prosecutors to work nationwide with other authorities and cope with the threats against food security and, consequently, against the State. (source)
So basically, the Venezuelan government intends to treat those who prepared ahead of time like domestic terrorists…sound familiar?
Last February the South American country responded to soaring inflation with some crippling economic strategies.
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner responded to her country’s sky-rocketing inflation rates by freezing prices on food, a move Forbes magazine says will soon lead to widespread corruption in the business community and government.
In Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez has attempted to control all aspects of his country’s economy, price freezes instituted on essential goods like diapers and cleaning products over a year ago failed to curb soaring inflation which registered at over 22% last year. In response, with their quiver out of arrows, the Venezuelan government announced today that they are devaluing their national currency, the Bolivar, by over a third. The announcement had the immediate impact of increasing the price for a US dollar in Bolivar by nearly 50%. (source)

There’s Already an Executive Order in Place

The game pieces have already been moved into place to ban “hoarding” in America.  In 2012, our Fearless Leader signed an executive order that gives the federal government authority over every resource and infrastructure element in the United States.  Mac Slavo of SHTFplan warns:
It should be clear from the laws that are already in effect that the government has given itself a legal pretext for confiscating anything they so choose in the midst of an emergency.
Should an emergency befall the United States, the military, national guard, and local police operating under orders from the Department of Homeland Security will have carte blanche to do as they please.
In a widespread emergency where supply lines have been threatened and millions of Americans are without essential resources because they failed to prepare, the government will swoop in and attempt to take complete control.
They will enter our homes and search them without a warrant. They will confiscate contraband. And they will take any ‘excessive resources’ that you may have accumulated. This includes food, toiletries, precious metals and anything else emergency planners and officials deem to be a scarce material. (source)

The Importance of OPSEC

By all means, don’t stop preparing.  But be aware that everything you do online leaves a trail. Every purchase you make that is not a cash transaction can be traced right to your doorstep.  It is vital to practice OPSEC (Operational Security) by keeping your preparedness related activities on the down low.  Preparedness and self-sufficiency author Tess Pennington warns that in a crisis situation, things you said months or years ago could come back to haunt you.
A person should think twice about telling others about any prepping investments they have made.  If a SHTF scenario occurred, anything said previously can be used against that prepper.  For example, if you tell your neighbor you have silver coins stashed away, if times were desperate enough, that neighbor could turn on you.  Keeping quiet about what one does is second nature to some.  But for others that are new to the idea of prepping, they do not see the whole SHTF picture.  If one person tells another about their preps, one person could tell another person about what preps their neighbor has.  Then, the word spreads throughout; especially when a severe situation occurs.  People will remember what you have told them, and come to you for help (if they are unprepared).  Helping a neighbor or family member in need is a noble deed.  However, those preparedness items are an investment for you and your family; and therefore, no one outside of the family should know what you have (unless you want that person to know). (source)
Time is short.  Our economy is collapsing before our very eyes.  We’ve been blatantly warned about the potential for total grid failure. If you aren’t prepared, there is little time left.  Maintain your freedom by becoming self sufficient. Get started now to put together a one year food supply – but be discreet because you just don’t know when that supply may make you an outlaw.
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Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor.  Her website, The Organic Prepper, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at

Walking an hour a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 25%

ATLANTA, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Women who walked an hour a day reduced their risk of breast cancer, but those who were more active reduced their risk even more, U.S. researchers say.

Alpa Patel, senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, said the study of 73,615 postmenopausal women found women who engaged in at least an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25 percent lower risk for breast cancer, while those who walked for at least seven hours a week had a 14 percent lower risk for breast cancer.

"We examined whether recreational physical activity, specifically walking, was associated with lower breast cancer risk. Given that more than 60 percent of women report some daily walking, promoting walking as a healthy leisure-time activity could be an effective strategy for increasing physical activity among postmenopausal women," Patel said in a statement.

"We were pleased to find that without any other recreational activity, just walking an average of 1 hour per day was associated with lower risk of breast cancer in these women."

The researchers determined the observed benefits of physical activity and walking were not influenced by body type -- body mass index and weight gain -- or hormonal status, or postmenopausal hormone use.

"Current guidelines recommend that adults should strive to get at least 2.5 hours per week of moderate-intensity activity, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for overall health," Patel said. "Higher levels of activity might provide greater benefit for breast cancer prevention."

The researchers also found about 9.2 percent of the participants did not partake in any physical activity, while about 47 percent reported walking as their only activity.

The findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.


Spending Time in the Hospital May Increase Dementia Risk

(CBS News) CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips discussed on "CBS This Morning: Saturday" the major medical stories of the week.

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a disturbing aftereffect of time spent in an intensive care unit. Patients are going into the hospital for treatment of a physical illness and coming out with dementia, even when they had no evidence of it before.

ICU patients often leave with dementia, study shows
Image: Sanford Myers, The Tennessean

The study shows that 75 percent of patients are leaving with cognitive impairment. According to LaPook, one of the most "shocking" parts of this study is that many of the impacted patients are in their 30s and 40s.

LaPook said that hospitals are getting very "aggressive" in their attempt to combat this problem.

"They are decreasing sedation, which can increase delirium," he said. "They're getting people up and around, so if you're lying in bed, that can increase a change in your mental status. They're having people walk up and down the ICU, even dragging their ventilators behind them with a physical therapist there to help them."

LaPook also explained that hospitals are trying to create a defined day and night cycle so that patients can identify what time of day it is.

It's not just the hospitals that can help; there are steps that can be taken by family members to assist their loved ones in the ICU. LaPook said to bring patients their comforts of home, such as eyeglasses and hearing aides, and to remind them of the time of day or even what day it is.

Also, a new report about hormone replacement therapy for women in menopause was released by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The group followed almost 30,000 women starting in 1993. They found that in many cases the possible benefits of hormones are outweighed by increased risks of heart disease, breast cancer, stroke and dementia.

"This is a very, very big study, very clear findings, and now they followed these results for a good 10, 11 years. So the message is very clear," said Phillips. "We've also changed our thinking about menopause. You know, menopause isn't an illness, right? It's a normal part of the lifecycle, so you don't need to necessarily throw medications at it."

There are some other options besides hormone therapy for women dealing with menopause complications, including basic exercise.

"Some women have had good luck with herbal supplements and changing their diet, and for very few women, hormonal replacement used in extremely low dosages for a short time is prescribed," said Phillips. "But bar none, the best thing you can do is exercise. Aerobic exercise in the morning cuts down hot flashes during the day, increases your concentration and helps you sleep better."

For Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Holly Phillips' full roundup on this week's medical stories, watch the video in the player above.



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