Wednesday, August 14, 2013

GMO Wars

It has been reported that present tensions between the US and Russian President Putin is not just over Snowden, but Monsanto and bees die-off.[1] The latter issue is so irritating to Putin that he has stated that the next war maybe over food safety, which he feels is severely threatened by GMOs and their effect on humans and bees. If bees were to disappear from the planet we would be in dire straits since we need them to pollinate crops and plants. Unless Monsanto sold us their GMO seeds to “save” us from hunger…

But, when it comes to spying, leaking secrets and big corporations, truth may not be easy to ascertain. What is definitely true is HR 933 wherein President Obama and Congress have given Monsanto exactly what it wanted, immunity from future law suits IF we end up establishing as solid truth that GMO crops are harmful.[2] Monsanto itself wrote HR 933 and had their paid minions push it through Congress.[3] Did you know that over 30 Monsanto “graduates” now work in the Obama administration? This “revolving door” has been documented in the government of both political parties.

That Monsanto “bought” HR 933 would seem to indicate Monsanto knows there is merit in claims that GMOs are harmful. The European Union already feels there is enough evidence to ban GMOs.[4] Last May, 2 million people marched in 400 cities throughout the world to protest against Monsanto and GMOs.[5] Some of them doubly upset since tax dollars are promoting the GMO agenda.[6]

GMOs seem to mess with our gut bacteria, which then leads to many diseases, including autism, as documented in the Journal Entropy.[7] Of course, Monsanto has discredited the article as “pseudoscience,” much the same as so many “inconvenient truths” are discounted by those who are entrenched in worn out paradigms that perpetuate their incomes. Remember when probiotics used to be quackery? I do, since I was reviled for quoting excellent studies only a few years ago. Now probiotics are poised to be the next Pharmaceutical bubble.

OK, you may discount the Entropy article. Will you also discount the article I highlighted in my August newsletter? Autism has been associated with missing healthy strains of gut flora, specifically, prevotella, coprococcus, and veillonellaceae. [8] There is a war raging in our intestines due to bad food, antibiotics, pesticides, acid-blocking pill and many chemicals, including GMOs. [9] Hopefully said war will not lead to WWIII.


Monday, August 5, 2013

Breakfast and Heart Attacks

You may be aware that skipping breakfast is associated with weight gain and cognitive problems. The probable cause is insulin resistance at the cellular level triggered by stress, or adrenal dysfunction. It is very stressful to get up in the morning and face the vicissitudes of life without proper fuel at the precise time when it is needed the most: think of a rocket taking off into orbit. After reaching space, it merely coasts, having consumed most of its fuel early during launch.

It is the same with our body.

No wonder that a spike of heart attacks is seen on Monday mornings. In typical fashion, the French “abolished” Monday morning: they don’t show to work until Monday afternoon.

To “sicken” the plot, a study just came out: “Prospective study of breakfast eating and incident coronary heart disease in a cohort of male US health professionals. J. Circulation 2013; DOI:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001474. Available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/. It documents that there is a 27% higher risk of heart attacks and early mortality from heart issues.

It is understandable that many rush out in the morning to meet their obligations; some have to work 2-3 jobs and are chronically sleep deprived. Sleeping in to the last minute may seem unavoidable. But, getting heart attack skipping breakfast does not seem worth it.

Do not eat a bowl of Captain Crunch as a token effort. Think about fruit, which you may eat in the car, or bus. Better yet, consider warming up leftovers from dinner (hope it is healthy.) If you are going to eat cereal, make it whole grain with no added sugar, but fruit. In my opinion, the best is what I do: steam a lot of veggies and lean meats once or twice a month some evening. Store most of it in the freezer and some in the refrigerator. In the morning, before letting the dog out, getting the paper and waking up everyone, throw all that in the frying pan with paprika, tarragon, Bragg’s amino acids, pepper, pesto, garlic, etc., and while you take a shower the food is warming up. So, you would not be cooking at all.

I also hope you get to bed sooner. Watching Leno may not be worth it.