|HPV Vaccine Fears: More Info|
|Last Edited: Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008, 9:47 PM PST|
|Created: Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008, 9:40 PM PST|
The Gardasil Vaccine is approved by the F.D.A. for the prevention of the 4 strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) most commonly associated with
causing 70% of cervical cancer cases.
The vaccine is FDA approved for females 9-26 years of age.
Since the vaccine does not prevent ALL strains of HPV, women who get it still need to get annual Pap Smears.
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November 30, 2008 at 12:13 am (News and politics)
November 27, 2008 at 11:52 pm (Food and drink)
Originally published November 21 2008
by David Gutierrez, staff writer
November 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm (Food and drink)
Originally published November 24 2008
Study Shows Kiwifruit Ranked Among Highest in Antioxidants
November 25, 2008 at 11:35 pm (Health and wellness)
* 42% had a respiratory allergy or infection;
* 55% of elementary-school-aged children had a behavior or learning problem;
* 24% had a cluster of upper respiratory, allergic and skin ailments.
In related news, Shannon Brownlee, an author and visiting scholar at the NIH Clinical Center, and author and oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel on Sunday in the Washington Post examined five myths about the U.S. health care system. Summaries appear below.
November 25, 2008 at 10:56 pm (News and politics)
Top Five Ways to Avoid GMOs in Your Food
by Dr. Gregory Damato, Ph.D.
Here are five simple and effective ways to decrease your contact with untested, toxic and dangerous GMOs.
1.) Buy Locally Produced Food
For now, GMOs are only used by large multinational corporations who buy direct from large farms. Produce from local mom and pop farmers have yet to become genetically modified. Purchasing locally grown food supports your local farmers and your health. Not to worry about GMO tomatoes and potatoes as they have all been pulled from the market.
2.) Buy Organically Grown Food
For now, the organic certification process is a relatively safe bet to ensure your food is free of GMOs, although this may not be the case in the future. Help support global sustainability by purchasing certified organically grown food.
3.) Avoid the Top Four GMO Crops of Soy, Corn, Canola and Cottonseed
This is a bit tricky as most blended oils in North America contain canola and cottonseed. Whenever you go out to dinner and receive anything fried, you are most likely consuming GMOs from the oil, not to mention transfat. A way around this would be to purchase 100% extra virgin olive oil, but be sure to avoid the term olive oil as most of it is blended with some GMO cottonseed or canola. Unless it specifically states "Non-GMO" or some derivation on the label, it most likely contains GMOs.
Likewise, any time you go you consume corn chips, tacos or soy milk, you are eating GMOs, again unless it specifically states Non-GMO or is organic.
4.) Avoid Artificial Additives and Sweeteners
Most of use are aware of the dangers behind the artificial sweetener and excitotoxin, aspartame (known as preservative E951), but may not be aware that it is created using genetic modification. Even the majority of vitamin C (asorbic Acid) and many B vitamins have been created via genetic modification. A Japanese company was forced to pull GMO L-Tryptophan off the market in 1989 after thousands of people became severely ill with many developing an extremely rare blood disorder called, Esinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome (EMS), although the FDA never publicly mentioned that GMO contamination was the true cause of the recall.
5.) Look For the Non-GMO Label
This includes all animals used for food because most are typically fed GMO feed. If it does not state Non-GMO on the label, then email the manufacturer and ask if they use GMO feed. It is best to attempt to contact all of the manufacturers of the foods you generally eat on a daily or even weekly basis and determine whether GMOs ingredients are utilized in the food. You have a fundamental right to know whether the foods you are consuming have been contaminated with GMOs. When in doubt always look for the Non-GMO label, and unfortunately assume that it has been genetically modified unless the opposite have been explicitly stated.
November 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm (Health and wellness)
Tobacco Cessation Somking Cessation
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November 23, 2008 at 9:20 pm (Health and wellness)
November 23, 2008 at 9:08 pm (News and politics)
Some 40,000 show up for free vegetables at Colorado farm
November 15, 2008 at 7:20 pm (Health and wellness)
Top 10 Uses For Peppermint Oil
By Yvonne Lewis
Nov 4, 2008
Aaahhhhhhhhh, cool cool peppermint, soothing yet invigorating, cold yet hot. Don’t ever leave home without it! ( travel with your oils because that is when you need them most).
You’re all familiar with that crazy commercial – "Head On, apply it to the forehead, Head On…etc."
Well, no need to run to the store;
I present to you your very own ‘head-on’ and ‘neck-on’ and ‘painful-joints-on’ product.
Beautiful peppermint essential oil.
Here is where peppermint really comes in handy:
1. Headaches Yes, apply it to the forehead!, and the temples, behind the ears, base of the neck. Use only a small dab. Careful, close to the eyes it may make you tear. Wait a few minutes, lay down and rest for a bit and your headache will fade.
2. Bad Breath - For ‘squeaky clean breath’ you only need to reach for the peppermint and put a drop on your tongue. Don’t forget to rub some on the gums too. Will kill bad breath bacteria.
3. Canker Sores - A large number of the population silently suffer from these pesky sores in the mouth. Peppermint will help them heal faster and may improve the condition. A huge tip for you, start using Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste without SLS in it. Sodium Laurel Sulfate may be the cause of your problems. Be sure to research!
4. Fevers - Especially helpful to break a fever in children. All that needs to be done is apply a drop of peppermint essential oil to the bottom of the feet. Follow with a pure vegetable oil and massage. Or put a drop in a basin of warm water to soak a washcloth in. Dab over the face and limbs.
5. Stay Cool At The Picnic - Make a spray ahead of time with 10 drops of peppermint to 2 ounces of distilled water. Spray as you please, especially behind the knees and on the inside of the arms. Serves doubly as an insect repellent! Be sure to pass it around the table.
Disclaimer – The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.
November 15, 2008 at 1:30 pm (Food and drink)
*** Healthy Recipes ***
If you want to get over 100% of your daily value for omega-3 fatty acids today, then try this delicious, easy-to-prepare salmon recipe. The tangy sauce is a great complement to the flavor of the salmon, and it only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes
1 1/2 lbs salmon filets, skin and bones removed, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 medium sized onion, chopped
2 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBS + 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
1 tsp fennel seed
2 TBS minced fresh parsley, or if you have it, green fennel tops
Salt & white pepper to taste
1. Preheat broiler to high and place a stainless steel or cast iron skillet under broiler for about 10 minutes to get very hot.
2. Chop onions and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties.
3. While skillet is heating, place chopped onion, garlic, fennel seeds, lemon juice, and orange juice in a shallow, wide saucepan and cook on high heat for about 10-15 minutes to reduce to half the volume.
4. Season salmon pieces with 2 tsp lemon juice, salt, and pepper and place on hot pan from broiler. Return pan to broiler (approximately 5-7 inches from heat) and broil salmon for about 7 minutes depending on thickness (10 minutes per inch of thickness). Do not turn, as salmon is cooking on both sides at once.
5. Remove salmon from pan and place on platter. Season citrus sauce with salt and pepper and strain liquid over salmon. Discard rest. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.
Recipes are from the www.whfoods.org website, a very popular website which comes up #1 on a "Google" search for "healthiest foods" and "healthiest recipes." The website provides unbiased information with no commercial interests by the not-for-profit George Mateljan Foundation. George Mateljan is the founder of Health Valley Foods and author of six best-selling books on the Healthiest Way of Eating.
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