Thursday, January 30, 2014

10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere

10 Foods Sold in the U.S. That Are Banned Elsewhere
by on January 3, 2014
Americans are slowly realizing that food sold in the US doesn’t just taste different than foods sold in other countries, it’s created differently. Sadly, many U.S. foods are BANNED in Europe — and for good reason. Take a look at the plummeting health of Americans; what role might toxic foods play in our skyrocketing disease rates?
Below are 10 American foods that are banned elsewhere.
#1:  Farm-Raised Salmon
Farm-raised fish is usually fed an unnatural diet of genetically engineered (GE) grains, antibiotics and chemicals unsafe for humans. To mask the resulting grayish flesh, they’re given toxic and potentially eyesight-damaging synthetic astaxanthin.
To determine wild from farm-raised salmon (sold in most restaurants), wild sockeye gets its red color from natural astaxanthin and carotenoids. The white “fat strips” are thin, meaning it’s lean. Pale pink fish and wide fat marks are a sign of farmed salmon.
Avoid “Atlantic Salmon.” Look for “Alaskan” or “sockeye,” which is illegal to farm and has very high astaxanthin concentrations.
Where it’s banned: Australia and New Zealand
#2:  Genetically Engineered Papaya
Most Hawaiian papaya is genetically engineered to be ringspot virus-resistant. But research shows animals fed GE foods like corn and soy suffer intestinal damage, multiple-organ damage, massive tumors, birth defects, premature death and/or nearly complete sterility by the third generation. Dangers to humans are unknown.
Where it’s banned: The European Union
#3:  Ractopamine-Tainted Meat
About 45 percent of US pigs, 30 percent of cattle and an unknown percentage of turkeys are plumped with the asthma drug ractopamine before slaughter. Up to 20 percent of ractopamine is still there when you buy it.
Since 1998, more than 1,700 US pork lovers have been “poisoned” this way. For this very health threat, ractopamine-laced meats are banned in 160 different countries! Russia issued a ban on US meat imports, effective February 11, 2013, until it’s certified ractopamine-free. In animals, it’s linked to reducedreproductive function, increased mastitis and increased death. It damages the human cardiovascular system and may cause hyperactivity, chromosomal abnormalities and behavioral changes. Currently, US meats aren’t even tested for it.
Where it’s banned: 160 countries across Europe, Russia, mainland China and Republic of China (Taiwan).
#4:  Flame Retardant Drinks
Mountain Dew and other drinks in the US contain the synthetic chemical brominated vegetable oil (BVO), originally patented as a flame retardant.
BVO bioaccumulates in human tissue and breast milk; animal studies report reproductive and behavioral problems. Bromine alters the central nervous and endocrine systems and promotes iodine deficiency, causing skin rashes, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue and cardiac arrhythmias. The featured article explains:
“The FDA has flip-flopped on BVO’s safety, originally classifying it as ‘generally recognized as safe,’ but reversing that call, now defining it as an ‘interim food additive,’ a category reserved for possibly questionable substances used in food.”
Where it’s banned: Europe and Japan
#5:  Processed Foods and Artificial Food Dyes
More than 3,000 preservatives, flavorings and colors are added to US foods, many of which are banned in other countries. The featured article noted:
“Boxed Mac & Cheese, cheddar flavored crackers, Jell-O and many kids’ cereals contain red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6 and/or blue 2 … (which) can cause behavioral problems as well as cancer, birth defects and other health problems in laboratory animals. Red 40 and yellow 6 are also suspected of causing an allergy-like hypersensitivity reaction in children. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that some dyes are also “contaminated with known carcinogens.”
In countries where these food dyes are banned, companies like Kraft employ natural colorants like paprika extract and beetroot.
Where it’s banned: Norway and Austria. Britain advised companies against using food dyes by the end of 2009. The European Union requires a warning notice on most foods containing dyes.
#6:  Arsenic-Laced Chicken
Arsenic-based drugs are approved in US-produced animal feed because they cause animals to grow quicker and meats products to look pinker and “fresher.” The FDA says arsenic-based drugs are safe safe because they contain organic arsenic … But organic arsenic can turn into inorganic arsenic, run through contaminated manure and leach into drinking water.
The European Union has never approved using arsenic in animal feed; US environmental groups have sued the FDA to remove them.
Where it’s banned: The European Union
#7:  Bread with Potassium Bromate
Bread, hamburger and hotdog buns are “enriched” with potassium bromate, or bromide, linked to kidney and nervous system damage, thyroid problems, gastrointestinal discomfort and cancer.
While commercial baking companies claim it renders dough more tolerable to bread hooks, Pepperidge Farm and others use only unbromated flour without experiencing “structural problems.”
Where it’s banned: Canada, China and the EU
#8:  Olestra/Olean
Olestra, or Olean, created by Procter & Gamble, is a calorie- and cholesterol-free fat substitute in fat-free snacks like chips and french fries. Three years ago, Time Magazine named it one of the worst 50 inventions ever. MSN noted:
“Not only did a 2011 study from Purdue University conclude rats fed potato chips made with Olean gained weight … several reports of adverse intestinal reactions to the fake fat include diarrhea, cramps and leaky bowels. And because it interferes  with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K, the FDA requires these vitamins be added to any product made with Olean or olestra.”
Where it’s banned: The UK and Canada
#9:  Preservatives BHA and BHT
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) are common preservatives in foods like cereal, nut mixes, chewing gum, butter spread, meat and beer. The National Toxicology Program’s 2011 Report on Carcinogens says BHA may trigger allergic reactions and hyperactivity and “is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.”
Where it’s banned: Both are banned in parts of the European Union and Japan; the UK doesn’t allow BHA in infant foods.
#10:  Milk and Dairy Products Made with rBGH
Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), a synthetic version of natural bovine hormone is injected into cows to increase milk production. Monsanto developed it from genetically engineered E. coli bacteria, marketed as “Posilac.”
But it’s banned in at least 30 other nations. Why? It converts normal tissue cells into cancerous ones, increasing colorectal, prostate and breast cancer risks. Among other diseases, injected cows suffer exorbitant rates of mastitis, contaminating milk with pus and antibiotics.
In 1997, two Fox-affiliate investigative journalists, Jane Akre and Steve Wilson attempted to expose thedangers of rBGH, but lawyers for Monsanto – a major advertiser with the Florida network – sent letters promising “dire consequences” if the story aired.
In 1999, the United Nations Safety Agency ruled unanimously not to endorse rBGH milk, resulting in an international ban on US milk.
The Cancer Prevention Coalition, trying for years to affect a dairy industry ban of rBGH, resubmitting apetition to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in January 2010, but the FDA sticks to its false position that rBGH-treated milk is no different than milk from untreated cows.
Action: Look for products labeled “rBGH-free” or “No rBGH.”
Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Israel, EU and Canada
Take Control of Your Health with REAL Food
If you value your health, avoid foods containing harmful ingredients and ditch processed foods entirely – even if they are permitted in the US.  Opt for fresh whole foods, organic, grass-fed/pasture-raised beef and poultry, dairy products and eggs.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to have EXCEPTIONAL Health and Beat Cancer along with other Illnesses/Diseases

How to have EXCEPTIONAL Health and Beat Cancer along with other Illnesses/Diseases

The NORMAL revenue driven medical research is very slanted towards profits, therefore is uninterested/blinded into looking to how 'drugs/science' can create growth for Profit... yet, right here on Earth - Nature has already made for us the best source of 'anti-aging' and 'growth' with its living Aloe Vera Plant. We have the fuel - made by Nature - that fuels our macrophages which produce growth factor which also orchestrates our growth and health from day one. Macrophages fuel the production of the physical manifestation of genes, of telemeres of stem cells - from day one! And now we have the only source that fuels our macrophages - the living ALOE plant.

So instead of 'turning off the aging genes' we can now fuel the growth cells and systems = the Truth of anti-aging is 'growth'....HOWEVER - there is limited revenue or profits from ALOE !

Following my success in Beating/Curing my Stage IV Metasticized 2007 Prostate Cancer, investing 14,000+ hours researching strategies that empowered our Immune Systems to beat off diseases and illnesses, I found that CATEGORICALLY ORGANIC FOOD IS THE BEST MEDICINE IN THE WORLD 

In addition, the reality of the ALOE Plant as likely the MOST empowering/healing/benefitting Plant on earth.

Why do we ALL not know this ?  An item called marketing driven product growth created by a POWERFUL desire for wealth/revenue/stock and option prices, etc. and badly distorts most reality. Remember a place called Washington, DC, Lobbyists, Super Bowl Ads, Fast Food Chains, Wal-Mart, Made in China, BIG Government, Growth in Entitlements, etc.

Aloe is NOT a good revenue or profit item !

Major food cos. make their foods to- Look Good, Smell Good, Taste Good, Be Addictive and LAST a LONG TIME - ALL done with Chemicals that are Un-Natural to our Immune System ! Marketing is ALSO- Brainwashing, Exaggeration, Half Truths, Lies, "Bye Mine" It is the BEST !

For the sake of Brevity here are some valuable supporting tools:

·         Anthony J. Sattilaro, M.D., was president of Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia when he was diagnosed with severe prostate cancer that had spread to his ribs, bones, brain, right shoulder, & testicles. He was operated on & given the usual AMA poisons, incl . 3 operations in 3 weeks.  He became perhaps the most famous advocate for the use of diet against cancer. In his best-selling book “Recalled by Life”, he told how he adopted a low-fat, Macrobiotic diet and far outlived (11 years) the grave prognosis he had been given. The diet he followed is called "Macrobiotic" which is drawn from the best elements of a traditional Asian diet, including generous amounts of rice, whole grains, vegetables, beans, & nuts, . NO –oil, sugar, flour, fish, fruit, and All organic.    Our immune systems are overwhelmed by the chemicals/preservatives (poisons), pesticides, growth hormones, etc. overly used to extend shelf life, make food look/taste & smell good & create revenues from packaged foods. We are the sickest country due to the money driven monopolistic FDA, Pharmaceutical cos., AMA, it’s MD’s ignoring chemicalized diets as “the cause of most illness & diseases” & MD's staggering abuse of drugs. This vile & parasitic medical establishment has sickened, maimed, & killed hundreds of millions of people while building a MASSIVE health care industry of ongoing poor health, chemical/pkgd. diets, with a strong overweight public component.

·         Highlights - “Confession of a Kamikaze Cowboy” by Dirk BenedictOf the A-Team, Battestar Galactica, Charlie’s Angels, etc.

·         Dirk’s “Old” Eating habits: Deer, Elk, Beef, Lamb, dairy, eggs, soda, poultry, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, honey, all flour products, coffee, all oils including unsaturated vegetable oils, salt, junk food, many chemicalized foods resulted in; a diagnosis of Serious Prostate Cancer !

·         Dirk went to Michio Kushi’s (Macrobiotic counselor) 5 room cabin in his Northeastern NH retreat in June 1975, 38 years ago, & beat his cancer with a Plant Based Macrobiotic Diet with:

  • No: TV-Radio-Telephone-Books just Dirks typewriter & paper.
  • Adjacent to Loch Lake – 1 mile long ½ mile wide in a builder’s collapsed community (Loch Lake Colony) or ghost town. Quiet place for a 30 year old TV actor with Prostate Cancer
  • A Major Transformation occurred.
  • Here is a BRIEF recap:
·         Breakfast: Oatmeal, Light miso soup with wakame

·         Lunch: Brown rice, lightly sautéed veggies, aduki or black beans cooked long & slowly with various kinds of seaweed added.

·         Dinner: Same as Lunch (lunch was leftovers from Dinner. ALL cooked in heavy iron pots.  Got veggies from surrounding area, concentrated on Dandelion & Roots sautéed in sesame oil, & a ginger compress.

  • Stopped thinking did meditation – nothing else to do.
  • Hours of walking - alone ! Found food as living things.
  • Found out in the walking in rain without his clothes that Life was special ! His new Baptism, Re-Birth  Started wearing less & less no one there nothing would fit lost 23 lbs in 6 weeks down to 152
  • We all have cravings (chemically induced & maintained) by a premeditated medical revenue driven system, run for profits, NOT health.  ENORMOUS research into addicting us so that we “HAVE” to consume Packaged chemically laden products (with minimum nutrition) that create revenue for the Medical system.  One heck of a business formula for decades. Dirk strongly condemns the American medical system !
  • Ignored wild strawberries – just got on hands & knees & smelled them  --- Commitment
  • Went thru a powerful & lonely experience – self exam-renewal-rebirth & the “Old” Dirk Benedict died &  a new one emerged  His new rule #1 - eat to live
  • Dirk got older & felt younger  Upon return his Mom asked “who was this 18 year old gal knocking on her door” (no haircut for months)   Many asked if he was ok.?
  • A-Team had a problem  - Call from Dr. on his new pre-shooting  physical  call ASAP – Ins. Co. had problem – as reports “now” were exceptional & glowing – Ins. Co does not insure anyone with cancer.
  • Weight now 132 now a total of 43 lbs. lost years later
  • Kushi’s cabin was easy “no temptations” -  in real world not so easy – he found out “how far out he was” – he couldn’t find his new foods   Met  Kushi who was thrilled – “another example of the healing power of whole foods, Mother Nature & “committed good behavior”.
·         Difference between Dirk & I is that I learned about high pH & had Verne, Varona,  Dr. Zhao,  Dr. Esselstyn & many others.  He only had Kushi. I was in NC @ 4,000 feet next to a lake Dirk was in the mountains of NH , next to a lake, many years ago.

·        Dirk Benedict’s Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy lives again.    The Internet is a wonderful thing. In the UK, Dirk Benedict - better known as Faceman from the A-Team & Starbuck in the 1970s version of Battlestar Galactica - turns up on a major reality TV show called Celebrity Big Brother.  Along with other celebrities looking for another 15 mins. in the limelight, he is filmed 24 hours a day & Britain is obsessed with the show.  Now, Dirk wrote a book back in 1987 called Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy about how he was diagnosed with cancer but cured himself by adopting a macrobiotic diet.


Her body ravaged by 2ndary progressive multiple sclerosis, Dr. Terry Wahls spent nearly 4 years dependent upon a tilt-recline wheelchair.

The above photographs reveal the remarkable changes which occurred between 2007 and 2009.  One year after beginning the intensive directed --"Plant Based Organic Diet"  nutrition & neuromuscular electrical stimulation interventions which she designed, Dr. Wahls was able to complete an 18 miles bicycle tour. The following year she completed a trail ride in the Canadian Rockies.  Anyone can replicate her wonderful accomplishments

Dr. Wahls is a clinical Professor of Medicine at the Univ. of Iowa where she sees teaches residents and medical students in primary care and traumatic brain injury clinics. She also conducts clinical research and has over a hundred abstracts, oral presentations and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and meetings. Dr. Wahls is the process of conducting a clinical trials testing the efficacy of intensive, directed nutrition and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the setting of secondary and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

She is also committed to helping the public learn about the connection between the foods we eat and the health we have, or do not have. Her Food as Medicine lecture series has transformed the lives of thousands. Terry lives in Iowa City with her spouse, Jackie, and has 2 children.

The Above is a TINY example of what is Possible with Organic Foods & Quality Aloe !

My favorite single product with the widest beneficial applications is Herbal Aloe Force, that I Investigated Thoroughly !


Thanks for your dedication to the Truth and Seeking out Natural Healing and Curing methods with Plants & Organic Food!

Don Porter
ps: For more info see 4 blogs - donportercancer

Turning Off the "Aging Genes" & related Stem Cell tissue & Bone Growth etal

Turning Off the "Aging Genes"
by Staff Writers   Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jan 03, 2014
Addit. INFO - by DON PORTER - I am Monitoring ALL activities in DNA, STEM CELL, GENE Research and Related, as interesting strides are being made worldwide !

Computer algorithm developed by TAU researchers identifies genes that could be transformed to stop the aging process. Restricting calorie consumption is one of the few proven ways to combat aging. Though the underlying mechanism is unknown, calorie restriction has been shown to prolong lifespan in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys, and, in some studies, humans.

Now Keren Yizhak, a doctoral student in Prof. Eytan Ruppin's laboratory at Tel Aviv Univ's. Blavatnik School of Computer Science, and her colleagues have developed a computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, could lead to the development of new drugs to treat aging. Researchers from Bar-Ilan University collaborated on the research.

"Most algorithms try to find drug targets that kill cells to treat cancer or bacterial infections," says Yizhak. "Our algorithm is the first in our field to look for drug targets not to kill cells, but to transform them from a diseased state into a healthy one."

A digital laboratory
Prof. Ruppin's lab is a leader in the growing field of genome-scale metabolic modeling or GSMMs. Using mathematical equations and computers, GSMMs describe the metabolism, or life-sustaining, processes of living cells. Once built, the individual models serve as digital laboratories, allowing formerly labor-intensive tests to be conducted with the click of a mouse.

Yizhak's algorithm, which she calls a "metabolic transformation algorithm," or MTA, can take information about any two metabolic states and predict the environmental or genetic changes required to go from one state to the other.

"Gene expression" is the measurement of the expression level of individual genes in a cell, and genes can be "turned off" in various ways to prevent them from being expressed in the cell. In the study, Yizhak applied MTA to the genetics of aging.

After using her custom-designed MTA to confirm previous laboratory findings, she used it to predict genes that can be turned off to make the gene expression of old yeast look like that of young yeast. Yeast is the most widely used genetic model because much of its DNA is preserved in humans.

Some of the genes that the MTA identified were already known to extend the lifespan of yeast when turned off. Of the other genes she found, Yizhak sent seven to be tested at a Bar-Ilan University laboratory. Researchers there found that turning off two of the genes, GRE3 and ADH2, in actual, non-digital yeast significantly extends the yeast's lifespan.

"You would expect about three percent of yeast's genes to be lifespan-extending," said Yizhak. "So achieving a 10-fold increase over this expected frequency, as we did, is very encouraging."

Hope for humans
Since MTA provides a systemic view of cell metabolism, it can also shed light on how the genes it identifies contribute to changes in genetic expression. In the case of GRE3 and ADH2, MTA showed that turning off the genes increased oxidative stress levels in yeast, thus possibly inducing a mild stress similar to that produced by calorie restriction.

As a final test, Yizhak applied MTA to human metabolic information. MTA was able to identify a set of genes that can transform 40-to-70 percent of the differences between the old and young information from four different studies. While currently there is no way to verify the results in humans, many of these genes are known to extend lifespan in yeast, worms, and mice.

Next, Yizhak will study whether turning off the genes predicted by MTA prolongs the lifespan of genetically engineered mice.

One day, drugs could be developed to target genes in humans, potentially allowing us to live longer. MTA could also be applied to finding drug targets for disorders where metabolism plays a role, including obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer.