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Everything goes Better with Coca Cola: Hitching Capitalism to Sweet Slow Death
Paul Haeder: “All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” – Chief Seattle ... ALL of us, who have a thread of money tied to well, sugar, Coke, Pepsi, Booze, Sweetened foods. Hell, add the oil (food) and salt (food) purveyors. And we are in a time of Covid-19. It is blasphemy. ... god forbid we put brakes and seat belts on our children’s health, and their future lives. God forbid we force food makers to make food, no poison delivery systems!... Visit Website ]
Nov 24, 2021, 11:16am

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Study confirms anti-inflammatory property of traditional Samoan remedy
Stephanie Melchor: Aided by traditional Samoan healers, researchers isolated the bioactive compounds from the leaves of a small, tropical tree called Psychotria insularum. ... The leaf extract, along with the isolated compounds, was recently discovered to prevent the production of inflammatory molecules in immune cells as well as ibuprofen did. ... Despite opinions that Indigenous knowledge is merely superstitious, Samoan researchers say it is the product of centuries of empirical testing, careful observation and the conservation of their natural resources... Visit Website ]
Nov 19, 2021, 3:24pm

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Why Are Moderna’s Billionaires Airbrushing Scientists Out of the Vaccine Patent Picture?
Sam Pizzigati: The Biden administration’s chief science officer for the Covid response, David Kessler, calculates that the federal tax dollars handed to Moderna for vaccine development, testing, and initial manufacture total about $10 billion. ... The company’s patent application makes no mention of the NIH scientists ... With a patent that gives the federal scientists the credit they deserve, the U.S. government would be able to “license out the technology” for Moderna’s vaccine to “developing countries where vaccination rates remain low.” ... “Despite receiving huge sums of public funding from American taxpayers,” the lawmakers point out, “Moderna has refused calls to share its technology.”... Visit Website ]
Nov 15, 2021, 4:04pm

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Treat “Early and Often” and Other Drug Maker Ruses
Martha Rosenberg: Long gone are the days when the medical establishment assured you that you were well (“take two aspirins and call me in the morning”) thanks to direct-to-consumer advertising. ... Disease mongering makes patients into de facto drug reps who tell the doctor both the condition they have and the exact med they need ... Another insidious drug maker ruse, seen currently, is the marketing push for “early treatment.” ... early treatment creates lifelong drug customers who will never know if they ever even needed a med. ... Drug makers specifically pursued “specialty drugs” for obscure diseases whose prices reflect their life-or-death value but don’t answer the needs of the general public... Visit Website ]
Nov 6, 2021, 12:48pm

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The Newest Big Pharma Scam Exposed
Thom Hartmann: Big Pharma’s obscenely-priced drugs developed w/tax dollars will continue to drain working people of income, savings, and – ultimately – their health until America recognizes healthcare as a right ... Molnupiravir is the new pill that’s been all over the news recently because it can cut hospitalizations and deaths of unvaccinated Covid-infected people by as much as half ... its invention was paid for with your tax dollars. ... Emory University passed along the patent on molnupiravir to a small company, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, which in turn passed it along to the pharmaceutical giant Merck... Visit Website ]
Oct 10, 2021, 5:14pm

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Alzheimer's: The heretical and hopeful role of infection
David Robson, BBC: What if dormant microbes trigger the onset of Alzheimer's? It's a theory that could have profound implications for prevention of the disease ... Lifestyle and genetic factors certainly play a role in the development of the illness. But it looks increasingly possible that some common viruses and bacteria – the kinds that give us cold sores and gum disease – may, over the long term, trigger the death of neural tissue and a steady cognitive decline. ... If so, infections may be one of the leading causes of the dementia... Visit Website ]
Oct 8, 2021, 2:09pm

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Plan C Is Making Abortion More Accessible Nationwide
Eleanor J. Bader: By connecting pregnant people with abortion pill providers, the group is playing an integral role in the fight against abortion bans. ... In 2013, Coeytaux and Elisa Wells, another longtime family planning and reproductive health specialist, started Plan C to provide concrete information about accessing the drugs. ... (plus) information about the various laws in all fifty states ... Plan C provides step-by-step guidance about what to expect, including signs of rare infection or other complications that can occur after taking the medication ... (and) referrals to reputable online vendors... Visit Website ]
Sep 29, 2021, 3:22pm

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The Food Revolution Has Not Reached America’s Prisons, Where Food Continues To Suck
Bill Berkowitz: America’s incarcerated are subject to what’s called Prison food; overcooked, foul-tasting, nitrite-heavy, nutrient-lacking, spoiled, unhealthy food. ... “Research shows that just one month of unhealthy meals can result in long-term rises in cholesterol and body fat, increasing the risk of diet-related diseases. ... An unhealthy diet also suppresses the immune system, making incarcerated people more vulnerable to viruses, including COVID-19 and other contagions. ... “The current system has unacceptably low standards that sacrifice people’s health for the lowest cost and highest efficiency” ... Visit Website ]
Sep 22, 2021, 3:13pm

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How George Washington's Vaxxing Won the Revolution
Harvey Wasserman: As war erupted in the 1770s between American Revolutionaries and our British Imperial masters, a smallpox pandemic tore through the colonies. ... The deadly disease killed by the thousands. But Supreme Commander George Washington made inoculation a decisive weapon of war. ... The key insight came from a slave. ... As smallpox ravaged Calvinist Boston, Onesimus explained that injecting a small amount of infected pus under the skin of a healthy human would bring on a mild case of the disease ... and then immunity. ... When he took command of the Revolutionary Army in 1775, smallpox was again ravaging the region .... he demanded mass inoculation of his troops. ... It worked... Visit Website ]
Sep 13, 2021, 3:32pm

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The eradication of COVID-19 is the only way to stop the pandemic
Evan Blake, David North: Three basic strategies for approaching the virus have emerged: 1) “herd immunity”; 2) mitigation; and 3) eradication. ... “Herd Immunity” ... is, rather, a cold-blooded policy aimed at protecting the financial, business and geopolitical interests of the ruling elites ... Mitigation ... vaccinations and masking ... (but) as long as the virus spreads it will continue to mutate into new, more infectious, lethal and vaccine-resistant variants that threaten all of humanity ... Eradication ... entails the universal deployment of every weapon in the arsenal of measures to combat COVID-19, coordinated on a global scale, to stamp out the virus once and for all... Visit Website ]
Aug 21, 2021, 4:04pm

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Formaldehyde Causes Leukemia, According to EPA Assessment Suppressed by Trump Officials
Sharon Lerner: A 2017 draft assessment of formaldehyde that was suppressed by the Trump administration found that the chemical causes myeloid leukemia, according to several sources familiar with the document. ... Formaldehyde, mainly used to make plywood, particleboard, and glues, is also a hazard for millions of workers who are exposed to the chemical through the production of resins, wood composite and furniture production ... The general public is exposed to formaldehyde through tobacco smoke, cosmetics, food and water, as well as “off-gassing” from consumer goods... Visit Website ]
Aug 19, 2021, 3:20pm

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The Untold Story of Purdue Pharma’s Cozy Relationship With the American Medical Association
Julia Lurie: The prestigious doctor’s group has made it virtually impossible to discern where public health guidance ends and industry interests begin... Between 2002 and 2018, the AMA and the organization’s philanthropic arm, the AMA Foundation, received more than $3 million from Purdue Pharma ... Again and again over the past decade, the AMA has used this political clout to push back against efforts by federal agencies to curb opioid prescribing ... the organization uses its white-coated prestige as a veneer to advocate on behalf of the medical industry—whose interests are, at times, diametrically opposed to those of the public’s health... Visit Website ]
Aug 6, 2021, 2:33pm

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‘It could feed the world’: amaranth, a health trend 8,000 years old that survived colonization
Cecilia Nowell: Indigenous women in North and Central America are coming together to share ancestral knowledge of amaranth, a plant booming in popularity as a health food... As a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids, amaranth is a highly nutritious source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and antioxidants that may improve brain function and reduce inflammation. ... Seed exchanges, including those in New Mexico and California, are part of a larger movement to reclaim Indigenous food systems amid growing recognition of their sustainability and resilience in a time of climate crisis and industrialized agriculture... Visit Website ]
Aug 6, 2021, 11:05am

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The Myth That Meat Is Essential for Human Health Could Harm Us All
Jennifer Barckley: “If you actually want to create global pandemics then build factory farms” ... Americans eat more meat per capita than any other country, even though meat consumption is linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer. ... Indeed, an insistence on consuming copious amounts of meat poses a grave threat to the very survival of our species ... In short, nearly every epidemic or pandemic in human history has been caused by animal-origin pathogens spilling over to people, usually as a result of the myopic quest for meat by humans. ... A plant-based diet ... can deliver all the protein, fat, and calcium we need... Visit Website ]
Jul 15, 2021, 12:23pm

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India’s Farmers and the Neoliberal Playbook
Colin Todhunter: Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big companies determining what food is grown, how it is grown, what is in it and who sells it. This model involves highly processed food adulterated with chemical inputs ending up in large near-monopoly supermarket chains or fast-food outlets that rely on industrial-scale farming. ... Indian farmers continue their protest against three recent farm bills that are designed to fully corporatize the agrifood sector through contract farming, the massive roll-back of public sector support systems, a reliance on imports (boosted by a future US trade deal) and the acceleration of large-scale (online) retail. Visit Website ]
Jun 24, 2021, 12:46pm


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