Millions of Americans gobble down diet sodas, artificial sweeteners and thousands of other products that contain huge amounts of aspartame and never even imagine that they could literally be destroying their health. Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist for G.D. Searle & Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug. It is the most common sweetening additive being used in over 6,000 consumer foods, beverages, multivitamins, frozen desserts, cereals, pharmaceutical products, and artificial sweeteners sold worldwide.
One thing that many Americans do not realize is that Donald Rumsfeld played a key role in pushing the approval of aspartame through the FDA.
Donald Rumsfeld became the chief executive officer of worldwide pharmaceutical giant G.D. Searle & Company (later bought out by Monsanto) in 1977, 12 years after aspartame was discovered.
In 1981, after over 15 years of continual FDA disapproval of aspartame, Rumsfeld stated in a Searle sales meeting that he would use “political rather than scientific means” to finally get the FDA to approve the sweetener.
That is just what happened, as aspartame was finally approved shortly after the beginning of the Reagan administration despite (Read More....)
Most Americans never even think about the fluoride that is in the water that they drink, the water that they bathe in and the water that they brush their teeth in. But could this substance which is supposed to be helping us actually be doing serious damage to our health that we don’t even realize?
The truth is that it would be very difficult to overstate the fluoride dangers that most people in the United States are facing.
Fluoride is actually a toxic sedative. It was given to prisoners in Nazi and Soviet death camps to calm prisoners down and to make them easier to handle. It has also been shown to impair mental functions.
The truth is that fluoride is one of the biggest reasons why Americans are getting sicker and stupider every day.
Have you ever wondered why you feel so lethargic?
Have you ever wondered why you really can’t think that clearly?
Well, it just might be the fluoride in your water.
How could this be?
As the number of chemicals and insecticides in our food supply increase, and as the genetic modification of our produce reaches frightening proportions, the popularity of organic gardens has exploded. People want to be able to feel good about the food that they are putting into their bodies.
In addition, the recent economic uncertainty, rising food prices and a desire to be more self-sufficient have also fueled the trend towards home gardens.
So just what is an organic garden?
An “organic” garden means that you do not use any fertilizers or pesticides that contain chemicals.
That does not sound easy, and it isn’t, but if you are willing to put the extra work in, then you will end up with produce that is healthier and better tasting than the produce that comes from conventional gardens.
So how do you start an organic garden? The following are 9 steps that you can take to get your garden started…..
#1) Decide What Your Goals Are – Do you want to grow enough just to add a few vegetables to your dinner once in a while? Do you want it to be able to provide enough food for your family if there is a major emergency?
Some people who want to live “off the (Read More....)
Big agriculture has declared war on organic farming in the United States, and the centerpiece of that war is H.R. 875. This horrific bill has created a massive uproar among small farmers who claim that this bill would basically destroy organic farming in the United States.
H.R. 875 has been given this very deceptive name: “Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009″. This draconian bill would establish a “Food Safety Administration” within the Department of Health and Human Services. The mandate of this new department would be “to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.”
The regulatory role of this new agency would extend to small organic farms, backyard gardens and even to the kitchens of gardeners and entrepreneurs who sell food products at farmers markets, through local stores or even to their neighbors.
The cover story is that this bill is supposed to protect consumers from food contamination. However, every major case of food contamination in recent American history has come from large-scale industrial agriculture (Read More....)
Today there is more of an interest than ever before in organic health and in the organic lifestyle. The truth is that our environment, our food, our air and everything around us is becoming more polluted and more artificial all the time. Many people are tired of all the garbage that they are putting into the things that we eat and the things that we wear and the products that we use and they desire to get back to a more natural way of living. Our hope is that this site will be a great source of news, tips and information for those who seek organic health and an organic lifestyle. Thanks for visiting, and we hope that you will come back often. (Read More....)