Many people find microwave ovens convenient and fast. But the price we pay is dear. Microwave radiation strips food of all its nutritional value and affects the body adversely due to the manner in which microwaves cook food. You may recall from the section in this chapter on Water that the water molecule is constructed in such a way that one end has a positive charge and the other end has a negative charge.
Water, which is especially sensitive to being imprinted by radiation, is present in high amounts in all life forms of this planet. When subjected to microwave radiation, the water molecules in the food reverse in polarity: the positive ends become negative and the negative ends become positive. This happens continually at high speeds back and forth-up to one hundred billion times a second! The molecules are jostled so much that the motion creates friction, and it is this friction caused by these repeated changes that emits the heat that cooks the food.

  • Currently 3.8/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.8/5 (8 votes cast)

Antidepressant debate takes a delicate turn

|

By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY

Tough warning labels for antidepressants ordered by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday could save children's lives, experts say, but others warn that the move could backfire by preventing suicidal kids from getting treatment.

The FDA said antidepressants must carry "black box" labels, reserved for the most deadly drugs, warning that the widely used pills increase suicidal behavior in children and teenagers.

Also, medication guides that disclose a drug's proven risks and benefits should be given to everyone picking up antidepressant prescriptions, the agency said.

  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)

Bayer Loses First Lawsuit To Stroke Victim Over PPA

|

Bayer Loses First Lawsuit To Stroke Victim Over PPA

One of the world's largest drug companies, Bayer AG, finally felt the sting of its actions Wednesday when an El Paso, Texas, court awarded $400,000 to a consumer who claimed an ingredient in Bayer's Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine -- phenylpropanolamine (PPA) -- caused his stroke.

For Bayer, the trouble is just beginning. The Wednesday verdict is just the first verdict among more than 1,000 that have been filed! Bayer isn't entirely to blame for this problem, however. FDA asked companies using PPA in their cold products to VOLUNTARILY take the products off the market about four years ago due to possible health risks.

Bayer's stock price certainly reflected the announcement, along with a second shot of bad news Wednesday from the Justice Department that fined the company almost $5 million for price-fixing.

Follow this link, if you want to know more about the recent history behind PPA.

October 15, 2004

http://www.mercola.com/

  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)

McDonald's Profits Slump In UK

|

After some (well deserved) bad publicity over the health effects of big macs and other offerings from the McDonald's fast food chain, a trend away from fast food seems to have started. Despite efforts to change and offer more healthy fare like salads and organic milk, Big Mac lost business in the UK. According to the British Medical Journal, profits of the fast food chain's UK branch dropped by three quarters last year.

An inversion of the fast food trend sees more people conscious of the fact that what we eat will determine our future health and I guess more people are - like I have been for years - avoiding the fast food trap.

There are alternatives - organic foods as well as whatever is locally grown and available - that bring more nutrition to our starved bodies. With supplements targeted by international regulators including the UN's Codex Alimentarius, prodded on by pharmaceutical and "big food" interests, we might want to take things into our own hands. Let's at least get the basics right and start eating healthy.

Here is the BMJ report:

  • Currently 1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 1/5 (1 votes cast)

According to an article in The Telegraph - Makers 'ghost' drugs reviews - the pharmaceutical industry routinely bribes doctors and "ghostwrites" articles about drugs in major medical journals. Professor David Healy, of the University of Wales, told the Commons health select committee that as many as half the articles published in journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet were written by members of the industry who had a vested interest in selling the drugs involved.

It is apparently quite common for respected medical authorities to just sign their name to a study to give it that extra power of persuasion the drug industry needs to make doctors prescribe (and authorities approve) their drugs.

See also:

Modern Medicine Pushing Poisonous Drugs - Says Doctor

Pharma Promotion Dishonest - Slanted Reporting of Paxil, Prozac Studies

Drug Advertising Not Based on Facts

How to Achieve positive Results without actually Lying to Overcome the Truth

Indicting the Drug Industry's Practices


Here is an archived copy of the Telegraph article:

  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)

Pharmaceuticals help selves first

|

Pharmaceuticals help selves first
Tuesday, October 12, 2004 -
Article by: Kevin Leahy - Columnist · kleahy@northernstar.info
http://www.star.niu.edu/articles/?id=868

By 2005, breast cancer will become the No. 1 killer in the United States. To combat this disease, the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca founded and continues to sponsor National Breast Cancer Awareness month every October. As the manufacturer of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, AstraZeneca is at the forefront of treatment.

Meanwhile, treatment is coming more often for many women. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will get breast cancer, and the rates continue to climb. The American Cancer Society also states that only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are genetic, so what causes the other 90 to 95 percent?

  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)

The US CDC is gearing up for this year's flu campaign - vaccination is the only recommendation. Yet, strengthening the body is just as effective, and some say that the toxic insult from vaccines is actually weakening our response to the seasonal flu.

Mark Sircus of the International Medical Veritas Association has pulled together the information in a comprehensive article:

  • Currently 5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 5/5 (1 votes cast)

Pollutants 'in children's blood'

|

Environmental campaigners are warning potentially dangerous chemicals are present in children's blood.

A study of seven UK families by the World Wildlife Fund and the Co-operative Bank found children were worse affected than their grandparents.

The WWF says the chemicals, such as Organochlorine pesticides, should be phased out to protect children.

But some scientists say the fact a chemical is present does not necessarily mean it is dangerous.

Researchers carried out blood tests on 33 people aged from nine to 88, to see if any of 104 man-made chemicals were present.

Of the chemicals analysed, 80 were detected. Children were found to have 75 chemicals in their blood, 75 were found in parents and 56 in grandmothers.

Eighty-two percent of the people tested had at least one perfluorinated chemical in their blood.

  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)

Teflon - slippery controversy about cancer and birth defects

|

Teflon's sticky situation
By Chris Summers
BBC News Online

It's on saucepans, clothing, even buildings, but now Teflon - the famed non-stick chemical - is at the centre of a slippery controversy about cancer and birth defects.

Since its invention in the 1930s, amateur and professional cooks alike will acknowledge their debt of gratitude to Teflon. Over the years, the non-stick coating on pots and pans has helped turn out countless perfect fried eggs and cheese soufflés.

But for how much longer? Environmentalists have called for the withdrawal of a chemical which is a key ingredient in the manufacture of Teflon because of growing health fears.

Perfluorooctanoic Acid, PFOA for short, is a synthetic chemical used in the manufacture of advanced plastics including Teflon.

  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)
Merck Pulls Vioxx Painkiller From Market, and Stock Plunges By TERENCE NEILAN Published: September 30, 2004 Merck & Company announced today that it was immediately pulling its arthritis and acute pain medication Vioxx from the worldwide market after data from a clinical trial showed that the drug produces an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. "We are taking this action because we believe it best serves the interests of patients," the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Merck, Raymond V. Gilmartin, said in a statement on the New Jersey-based company's Web site. "Although we believe it would have been possible to continue to market Vioxx with labeling that would incorporate these new data, given the availability of alternative therapies, and the questions raised by the data, we concluded that a voluntary withdrawal is the responsible course to take," Mr. Gilmartin said.
  • Currently 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 0/5 (0 votes cast)

Health Supreme News

Loading...
Powered by Movable Type 5.13-en

Receive updates

Subscribe to get updates of this site by email:

Enter your Email


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Recent Comments

Other sites of ours