Go Goa

Poolside 1 BHK Apartment in Resort

Siolim, Goa, India
Serene Siolim- Gateway to the pristine beaches of North Goa at Tropical Dreams Resort with Lush green surroundings Ground Floor across the biggest swimming pool in Goa is furnished with SplitAC Ref...
Vacation Rentals in Siolim
Hinduism is the Only Dharma in this multiverse comprising of Science & Quantum Physics.

Josh Schrei helped me understand G-O-D (Generator-Operator-Destroyer) concept of the divine that is so pervasive in the Vedic tradition/experience. Quantum Theology by Diarmuid O'Murchu and Josh Schrei article compliments the spiritual implications of the new physics. Thanks so much Josh Schrei.

Started this blogger in 2006 & pageviews of over 0.622 Million speak of the popularity.

Dhanyabad from Anil Kumar Cheeta

Pages

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

from Guru Granth Sahib Ji

The words and the teachings of the holy saints are ambrosial nectar. Whoever meditates on the God's Name attains salvation. Chant the Name of God for every possible second. 

The pains and sufferings of today's world are eradicated when the One Name abides within the mind. I apply the dust of the feet of the Holy to my face and forehead. 

Nanak has been saved in the Sanctuary of the Lord (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 744).

Reincarnation, Now Also in America

Reincarnation, Now Also in America


USA, August 27, 2010 (By Lisa Miller, the religion editor for Newsweek): According to data released last year by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans now believe in reincarnation. (Women are more likely to believe than men; Democrats more likely than Republicans.) 

At Cannes in May, a Thai film about reincarnation, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” won the highest prize. And Julia Roberts recently told Elle magazine that though she was raised Christian, she had become “very Hindu.” Ms. Roberts believes that in her past life she was a “peasant revolutionary,” and said that when her daughter sits in a certain way she knows “there’s someone there I didn’t get the benefit of knowing … It’s an honor for me to continue to shepherd that.” 

In religious terms, the human narrative — birth, life, death and rebirth — has for millennia been relatively straightforward in the West. You were born. You lived. You died. After a judgment you went to heaven (or hell) forever and ever. Eternity was the end: no appeals allowed. 

But nearly a billion Hindus and a half-billion Buddhists — not to mention the ancient Greeks, certain Jews and a few Christians — have for thousands of years believed something entirely different. Theirs is, as the theologians say, a cyclical view. You are born. You live. You die. And because nobody’s perfect, your soul is born again — not in another location or sphere, and not in any metaphorical sense, but right here on earth. 

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Columbia University’s first Hindu chaplain, called it “a re-do,” like a test you get to take over. After an unspecified number of tries, the eternal soul finally achieves perfection. Only then, in what Hindus call moksha (or release), does the soul go to live with God. 

Spiritually-minded Americans have had a love affair with Eastern religion at least since the Beatles traveled to India in 1968, but for more than a generation, reincarnation remained a fringe or even shameful belief. 

“I can remember, 30 years ago, if a person wanted to learn about reincarnation, they would go into a bookstore and go into a very back corner, to a section called ‘Occult,’ ” said Janet Cunningham, president of the International Board for Regression Therapy, a professional standards group for past-life therapists and researchers. “It felt sneaky.” Now the East is in our backyards, accessible on the Internet and in every yoga studio. 

At the same time, Western religion is failing to satisfy growing numbers of people — especially young adults. College students Mr. Dasa encounters, most of them raised as Christians or Jews, “haven’t given up on the idea of spirituality or religion,” he said. “They’re tired of the dogma they grew up with.” According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, 15 percent of Americans express no affiliation with any religious tradition, nearly double the number in 1990. 

On the fringes of legitimate science, some researchers persist in studying consciousness and its durability beyond the body. Dr. Jim Tucker, who directs the Child and Family Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Virginia, is committed to the scientific study of what can only be called reincarnation. 

He is carrying on the pioneering research of his mentor, Dr. Ian Stevenson, who beginning in the 1960s collected more than 2,000 accounts of children between the ages of 2 and 7 who seemed to remember previous lives vividly without the help of hypnosis. Dr. Stevenson did most of his casework in Asia, where belief in reincarnation is common. 

Dr. Tucker studies American children and in one case found a young boy who started to say, around the age of 18 months, that he was his own (deceased) grandfather. “He eventually told details of his grandfather’s life that his parents felt certain he could not have learned through normal means,” Dr. Tucker wrote, “such as the fact that his grandfather’s sister had been murdered and that his grandmother had used a food processor to make milkshakes for his grandfather every day at the end of his life.” 

Dr. Tucker won’t say such cases add up to proof of reincarnation, but he likes to keep an open mind. “There can be something that survives after the death of the brain and the death of the body that is somehow connected to a new child,” he said. “I have become convinced that there is more to the world than the physical universe. There’s the mind, which is its own entity.”


By LISA MILLER
Published: August 27, 2010


IN one of his past lives, Dr. Paul DeBell believes, he was a caveman. The gray-haired Cornell-trained psychiatrist has a gentle, serious manner, and his appearance, together with the generic shrink décor of his office — leather couch, granite-topped coffee table — makes this pronouncement seem particularly jarring.

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, a Hindu chaplain at Columbia, says reincarnation is “a re-do.”

In that earlier incarnation, “I was going along, going along, going along, and I got eaten,” said Dr. DeBell, who has a private practice on the Upper East Side where he specializes in hypnotizing those hoping to retrieve memories of past lives. Dr. DeBell likes to reflect on how previous lives can alter one’s sense of self. He, for example, is more than a psychiatrist in 21st-century Manhattan; he believes he is an eternal soul who also inhabited the body of a Tibetan monk and a conscientious German who refused to betray his Jewish neighbors in the Holocaust.

Belief in reincarnation, he said, “allows you to experience history as yours. It gives you a different sense of what it means to be human.”

Peter Bostock, a retired language teacher from Winnipeg, Manitoba, says that in the early 1880s he managed a large estate — possibly Chatsworth — in Derbyshire, England.

In a twist that would make Jane Austen blush, he thinks he was in love with the soul of his current wife, Jo-Anne, then embodied as a cook in the estate’s kitchen. Married to someone else, Mr. Bostock could not act on his feelings.

He says he and his wife share the kind “of attraction and recognition that a soul makes when it encounters the familiar.” In that spirit, the couple traveled last month to Rhinebeck, N.Y., where they and more than 200 others paid $355 each to attend a weekend seminar run by one of America’s pre-eminent proselytizers on the subject of reincarnation, Dr. Brian Weiss.

On this second, sweltering day of the seminar, Dr. Weiss, a 65-year-old Florida resident with a hawk-like visage and placid blue eyes, was wearing a polo shirt the color of robins’ eggs. He took a break from teaching and, over a healthy lunch, reflected on the rise of interest in the West in reincarnation. Like Dr. DeBell, he is a psychiatrist with an Ivy League pedigree (Columbia University and Yale Medical School).

Dr. Weiss was censured by the medical establishment in 1988 after he published “Many Lives, Many Masters.” In it he details his work with a patient he calls Catherine, who, under hypnosis, the book says, remembered multiple past lives, relieving her of paralyzing phobias. It has sold more than a million copies.

Now, Dr. Weiss said: “Doctors are e-mailing me. They’re not so concerned with their reputations and careers. We can talk about this openly. And it’s not just psychiatrists, but surgeons and architects.”

According to data released last year by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans now believe in reincarnation. (Women are more likely to believe than men; Democrats more likely than Republicans.) Julia Roberts recently told Elle magazine that though she was raised Christian, she had become “very Hindu.” Ms. Roberts believes that in her past life she was a “peasant revolutionary,” and said that when her daughter sits in a certain way she knows “there’s someone there I didn’t get the benefit of knowing ... It’s an honor for me to continue to shepherd that.”

At Cannes in May, a Thai film about reincarnation, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” won the highest prize. In it, an old man on his deathbed sees the dead as vividly as the living, and his past life as an ox is as clear as his present one.

In religious terms, the human narrative — birth, life, death and rebirth — has for millennia been relatively straightforward in the West. You were born. You lived. You died. After a judgment you went to heaven (or hell) forever and ever. Eternity was the end: no appeals allowed.

But nearly a billion Hindus and a half-billion Buddhists — not to mention the ancient Greeks, certain Jews and a few Christians — have for thousands of years believed something entirely different. Theirs is, as the theologians say, a cyclical view. You are born. You live. You die. And because nobody’s perfect, your soul is born again — not in another location or sphere, and not in any metaphorical sense, but right here on earth.

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Columbia University’s first Hindu chaplain, called it “a re-do,” like a test you get to take over. After an unspecified number of tries, the eternal soul finally achieves perfection. Only then, in what Hindus call moksha (or release), does the soul go to live with God.

SPIRITUALLY minded Americans have had a love affair with Eastern religion at least since the Beatles traveled to India in 1968, but for more than a generation, reincarnation remained a fringe or even shameful belief.

“I can remember, 30 years ago, if a person wanted to learn about reincarnation, they would go into a bookstore and go into a very back corner, to a section called ‘Occult,’ ” said Janet Cunningham, president of the International Board for Regression Therapy, a professional standards group for past-life therapists and researchers. “It felt sneaky.” Now the East is in our backyards, accessible on the Internet and in every yoga studio.

At the same time, Western religion is failing to satisfy growing numbers of people — especially young adults. College students Mr. Dasa encounters, most of them raised as Christians or Jews, “haven’t given up on the idea of spirituality or religion,” he said. “They’re tired of the dogma they grew up with.” According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, 15 percent of Americans express no affiliation with any religious tradition, nearly double the number in 1990.

Stephen Prothero, religion professor at Boston University and author of “God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World,” has made a study of Western interest in Eastern religious practice and suggests that our fascination with reincarnation is related to Americans’ relative prosperity. Modern Americans, in their optimism and material success, see reincarnation as a chance to postpone eternity for another day, he explained by e-mail. “Reincarnation means never having to say you’re dead,” he wrote.

The popular purveyors of reincarnation belief these days are not monks or theologians, but therapists — intermediaries between science and religion who authenticate irrational belief.

Dr. Weiss stresses that he is a medical doctor who was not expecting to encounter past lives in a conventional therapeutic setting. (His favorite title, he says, is not “guru” but “professor.”) Under hypnosis, Catherine, the patient in his book, had memories of times and places, and in such extraordinary and historically accurate detail, he said, that she could never have invented them. (In one life she is an Egyptian servant in charge of embalming corpses. “I see eyes,” she told Dr. Weiss under hypnosis. “I see a woman, a goddess, with some type of a headpiece on ... Osiris ... Sirus ... something like that.”)

Critics of hypnotic regression dismiss such visions as scientifically dubious. “The mind fills in the blanks, basically,” said Dr. Jim Tucker, a child psychiatrist at the University of Virginia who studies accounts of past lives. “How are these visions different from dream material: that’s quite the question.” Nonetheless, Dr. Weiss’s elite credentials, and his initial skepticism, open the door to belief for people who might otherwise stay away.

“I’m not a big New Age person,” said a 47-year-old woman from Harlem who saw Dr. DeBell to cope with grief after her mother’s death. “I was really, really angry at the way my mother died. It’s almost as if I took it personally. How could this horrible thing have happened to my family? I’ve been such a good person.” (She declined to have her name published.) After two sessions of conventional talk therapy, Dr. DeBell hypnotized her and, she believes, led her to discover images of past lives. In one, she was an Italian merchant, a man, who sold textiles along the Amalfi Coast; in another, she was an African herbalist; in a third, she was a freed slave in New Orleans who healed the sick and ministered to those in need. This deep dive “was a tremendous help,” she said. It gave her a broader perspective on her life — and on the death of her mother: “I felt more at peace. My mother came, she did great things for me and she moved on.”

In a post-Freudian world, past-lives therapy has its advantages. For one thing, it’s quick. A regression session usually takes several hours — and costs more than $100 an hour. Under hypnosis, the patient follows a guided visualization. In his workshop in Rhinebeck, Dr. Weiss talked more than 200 people into a meditative state and then encouraged them to imagine walking through one of five doors. One had on it the year 1850, another 1700, another 1500 and so on. (All this reporter could visualize were Vermeer paintings; peasants in homey kitchens and the bourgeoisie at play.) “Any good therapist can use these techniques and you can learn them in a week,” Dr. Weiss said.

Whereas in classic psychoanalysis, patients used to have to see their doctors multiple times a week to talk about parents, childhood traumas and dreams, past-life therapists promise they can access the memories from which troubles stem in just one session. Catharsis and healing are nearly instantaneous results, Dr. Weiss said. “You don’t need six months of trust,” he explained. “This is the fast form.”

Among past-lives therapists, a debate rages about whether it’s possible to solve emotional problems by “changing” a past-life memory. To learn to swim instead of drowning, for example; or to strike a killing blow at a killer. Dr. Weiss said he opposes such memory manipulation. “I want the memory to come out unedited, unchanged,” he said. Further, therapists have begun to broaden their definition of “memory,” leaving aside the question of whether a scene uncovered during hypnosis is “real” or not.

“I have done several thousand individual past-life regressions,” said Ms. Cunningham, of the International Board for Regression Therapy. “And I will also say that I don’t know where these memories come from. So when we say ‘reincarnation,’ it may be our singular soul that reincarnates again and again and again. It may be an aspect of soul energy. It may be a collective unconscious. I think some people might go into fantasy. It may be an allegory or metaphor from the mind.” No matter what these visions are, Ms. Cunningham said, uncovering them can be therapeutic.

ON the fringes of legitimate science, some researchers persist in studying consciousness and its durability beyond the body. Though Dr. Tucker, who directs the Child and Family Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Virginia, has few kind words for regression therapy or its practitioners, he continues to be committed to the scientific study of what can only be called reincarnation.

He is carrying on the pioneering research of his mentor, Dr. Ian Stevenson, who beginning in the 1960s collected more than 2,000 accounts of children between the ages of 2 and 7 who seemed to remember previous lives vividly without the help of hypnosis.

Dr. Stevenson did most of his casework in Asia, where belief in reincarnation is common. There he found a child born with a deformed hand who remembered having his fingers chopped off in a previous life (Dr. Stevenson went to the village the child recalled and verified that such an incident had taken place), and Burmese children who said they had previously been Japanese soldiers killed in World War II and preferred sushi over their native cuisine.

Dr. Tucker studies American children and in one case found a young boy who started to say, around the age of 18 months, that he was his own (deceased) grandfather. “He eventually told details of his grandfather’s life that his parents felt certain he could not have learned through normal means,” Dr. Tucker wrote in Explore, which calls itself a journal of science and healing, “such as the fact that his grandfather’s sister had been murdered and that his grandmother had used a food processor to make milkshakes for his grandfather every day at the end of his life.”

Dr. Tucker won’t say such cases add up to proof of reincarnation, but he likes to keep an open mind.

“There can be something that survives after the death of the brain and the death of the body that is somehow connected to a new child,” he said. “I have become convinced that there is more to the world than the physical universe. There’s the mind piece, which is its own entity.”


Lisa Miller, the religion editor for Newsweek, is the author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With the Afterlife.”












Welcome to Hinduism 101. We have always believed in re-incarnation. The concept of "atma" or a soul that outlives the body is the fundamental premise detailed in Bahgvad Geeta-one of our most sacred books. The soul has no form, age or gender and inhibits bodies just like those bodies wear and change clothes. At its heart the concept is much better explanation of the wide disparities in the physical world we all inhabit. Your comfort/status in your current life is a reflection of your deeds in lives past. Do your duty and you'll be sort of paying into a karmic bank that will repay you in another life. That theology always makes so much more sense than the judeo-christian-muslim philiosophy. I am always amused by Christian preachers who promise eternal salvation if only one converts.

Egos do not reincarnate whole one lifetime to the next. The consciousness atoms of which the self-aware aspect of ourselves is composed dissipate on death and recombine with other consciousness atoms in other living things as lives and deaths go by. Think of the conservation of matter, how the atoms of which your body is composed disassociate upon your death, then combine with other atoms to form other material things. The universe is composed of physical and consciousness atoms. Some physical atoms combine to form your body; some sonsciousness atoms combine to form your ego. The universe, since it is composed of physical and consciousness atoms, is aware of its own existence and is capable of the experience of joy. Consciousness atoms combine in egos for the purpose of conscious evolution: from less to more peaceful and less to more joyful. Our job is to learn to relax and enjoy life, which is how conscious evolution occurs. When every consciousness atom in the universe has evolved to the point where it is at peace and full of joy, the universe itself will be at peace and full of joy. Then life, which is the vehicle by which conscious evolution occurs, will cease because it will no longer be necessary.

There is this one camp that says that life is a one-time deal after which you go to the judgement day and then on to your assigned seating in heaven/hell; and then the other that says you go on an on passing through many lives till you break out of the cycle. Neither side offers much in the way of "proof".

The latter offers some smattering of supporting evidence which is anecdotal. But with so many billions of people I would think the evidence should be more in-your-face. Although I have to say the former has a tougher burden as it has to prove a negative.

When I see some child prodigy play violin or other musical instrument at the age of 4 at a level that is simply beyond extraordinary, I have to think that the reincarnation theory may have something to it. I have seen examples of the above where there were simply not enough waking hours in that young child's life to attain that kind of knowledge and proficiency.

जनमाष्टमी पर खातून की टिप्पणी की आलोचना

जनमाष्टमी पर खातून की टिप्पणी की आलोचना
ढाका।
Story Update : Tuesday, August 31, 2010    6:14 PM

source: http://www.amarujala.com/international/South%20Asia/Int/critisim%20of%20khaton%20statement%20on%20jamastami-1275-8.html



बांग्लादेश की गृह मंत्री सहारा खातून द्वारा अल्पसंख्यक हिन्दू समुदाय के प्रसिद्ध त्योहार ‘श्रीकृष्ण जन्माष्टमी’ पर की गई टिप्पणी को लेकर उन्हें देश की मीडिया की नाराजगी का सामना करना पड़ रहा है। खातून ने कहा था कि हिन्दू समुदाय के लोग बुधवार को जन्माष्टमी ‘शांतिपूर्वक’ मनाएं और शाम पांच बजे ‘रोजा’ के समय तक अपना काम निपटा लें। स्थानीय समाचार पत्र ‘न्यू एज’ अखबार ने अपने संपादकीय में कहा है कि मंत्री ‘खुलकर भेदभावपूर्ण’ रवैया अपना रही हैं। संपादकीय में कहा गया है कि यदि इस मुद्दे को गलत मानसिकता के साथ उठाया गया तो धर्मनिरपेक्ष ताकतें पलटवार कर सकती हैं। अखबार के मुताबिक जन्माष्टमी को दखते हुए हिन्दू समुदाय के लोग प्राचीन द्वारकाधीश मंदिर के अलावा राजधानी के विभिन्न भागों में पूजा-अर्चना करने की योजना बना रहे थे।

हिन्दू समुदाय पर ‘प्रतिबंध’ पहली बार
अखबार लिखता है कि हिन्दू समुदाय पर इस तरह का ‘प्रतिबंध’ पहली बार लगाया गया है। जबकि ऐसा पहली बार नहीं हो रहा है कि जन्माष्टमी और रमजान जैसे पवित्र त्योहार एक ही महीने में पड़ रहे हों। अखबार में कहा गया है कि गृह मंत्री के आग्रह या आदेश का मतलब कुछ भी हो सकता है। हो सकता है यह आदेश बहुसंख्यक वर्ग का बर्चस्व कायम करने के लिए दिया गया हो। संभावित हिंसा को लेकर खुफिया विभाग से कोई जानकारी नहीं मिली है। उनका आग्रह ‘खुलकर भेदभावपूर्ण’ करने वाला है। यूनाइटेड न्यूज ऑफ बांग्लादेश (एएनबी) के मुताबिक नेशनल पूजा उद्जापन समिति के नेताओं की बैठक में सोमवार को जन्माष्टमी के दौरान सुरक्षा प्रबंध को लेकर चर्चा हो रही थी। बैठक में खातून ने हिन्दू समुदाय से ‘रोजा इफ्तार’ के दौरान लाउड्स्पीकर का प्रयोग नहीं करने का आग्रह किया था।

Monday, August 30, 2010

Reasons Why Everyone Should Avoid Bottled Water

Reasons Why Everyone Should Avoid Bottled Water

Sunday, August 15, 2010 by: Cindy Jones-Shoeman, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Many Americans buy bottled water across the United States every day; this practice stems from the belief that drinking more water is good for a person. Yes, water is truly the best thing a person could ever drink, but bottled water is not the best way to do it. In fact, drinking bottled water is a bad idea. There are several reasons why people should stop drinking bottled water now.

Bottled Water is Usually Just Tap Water

That's right. Bottled water, most of the time, is simply tap water from whatever municipality the bottling company is located in. Sometimes it's purified and filtered; sometimes it's not.

Why would a person want to spend a dollar or two on water that comes straight out of the faucet? At the very least, when a person pours water out of his own tap, he usually knows what's in his city's water, and he can filter it before drinking it. But there are no labels on bottled water that report to consumers what is in the city water poured into a bottle.

Bottled Water Harms the Environment

Here's a frightening fact: 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown away every hour in the United States. Yes, 2.5 million an hour. Imagine how that amount contributes to swelling landfills as well as the ever-growing plastic vortex in the Pacific Ocean.

Drinking water in one's kitchen from a cup produces little waste in regard to the environment. But if a person consumed all her daily water from bottles, imagine how quickly that would add up. Bottled water is bad for the planet.

Drinking Bottled Water Exposes Consumers to Harmful Chemical

No, that chemical doesn't come from the water; it comes from the plastic. Many plastic bottles contain the chemical bisphenol A, also known as BPA, which can leach into the water in the bottle.

Why is this a problem? Studies indicate that BPA exposure is toxic and exposure can cause myriad health problems and can wreak havoc on hormone levels. The FDA is, in typical fashion, moving slowly on the issue, so it is up to consumers to keep themselves safe.

Buying Bottled Water Puts More Money into the Pockets of Big Business

Do people really want to hand over their primary drinking source to big business? It's one thing when a company supplies a product and then tries to convince consumers they have a need for it; it's another thing when they take a real need out of people's hands.

According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Americans spend approximately 4 billion dollars a year on bottled water. That money goes into the pockets of the very companies that also try to hook people on soft drinks containing caffeine, sugar, and other potentially harmful additives.

But What About Healthful Bottled Water?

Forget "healthy" bottled water. It's a fallacy. John Robbins reports that many of these so-called healthful bottled waters, ones that are marketed as containing vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements, are nothing more than "sugar-water."

As with any product, a consumer would do best to read the labels of these kinds of products. When a water product contains sugar, how healthy can it be for a person? It's not, no matter how it's hyped.

Bottled Water is Bad!

It doesn't matter what companies claim; bottled water is a bad idea. People will be healthier and the environment will be better cared for if people don't spend their money on bottled water.

Sources:

http://www.cleanair.org/Waste/waste...
http://www.time.com/time/health/art...
http://health.usnews.com/health-new...
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health...
http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/...
http://www.johnrobbins.info/blog/th...



About the author

Cindy Jones-Shoeman is the author of Last Sunset and a Feature Writer for Academic Writing at Suite101.
Some of Cindy's interests include environmental issues, vegetarian and sustainable lifestyles, music, and reading.

Healthy Honey Offers Many Benefits

Healthy Honey Offers Many Benefits

Sunday, August 15, 2010 by: Alice E. Marson, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) The bee's precious nectar is known as honey and is created by the combination of nectar from flowers, enzymes in the bee's saliva, and propolis----"bee glue." Hippocrates, the father of medicine, emphasized the nutritional and medicinal values of honey. Honey contains the minerals of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chloride, sulfur, iron and a small quantity of copper, iodine and zinc. The amazing benefits found in honey have less to do with nutritional value and more to do with antioxidant and microbial properties that are unique to this natural sweetness.

Honey is composed of simple sugars, such as sugar-like glucose and fructose that are used quickly by the body. It was man's first and most reliable source of sweetener and an excellent substitute for sugar. At one time sugar was a very expensive luxury as chocolate and tea.

As far back as 5500 B.C. honey was mentioned in the sacred writings of Egypt and India; in fact, it was found in "King Tut's tomb." Centuries later the art of apiculture (beekeeping) passed to the Romans.

Actually, honeybees originated in Tropical Africa and spread to Northern Europe and Asia. Honey's reported uses varied in many cultures. In the Roman Empire, honey was used to pay taxes. Great wealth was also measured in honey. In Greece, the importance of honey for humans was praised in several classical texts of ancient Greece, such as Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey, and in the philosophical texts of Plato, Aristoteles and others. In ancient Greece it was one of the basic ingredients in cooking and confectionery.

Honey is found as well in the rituals and literature of many religions, including Buddhism and Islam. In the Christian Old Testament the Promised Land is described as "the land of milk and honey." The word "honey" appears 61 times in the Bible.

The first International Symposium on Honey and Human Health in January 2008 presented research that included findings suggesting that large amounts of friendly bacteria in honey may account for its therapeutic properties. Honey is a more effective cough suppressant for children over a year old than other widely used cough medicines. Another effective use of honey is a dressing for wounds. The unique combination of ingredients in honey dries out the wound and provides antibacterial and antiseptic benefits. Honey reduces odors, swelling and scarring. A recent Indian study involving burn patients found that honey was vastly superior to conventional treatments in suppressing infection and in speeding healing.

Honey has been used for centuries as a natural fragrant and pleasing beauty treatment with its moisturizing qualities and silky feel. Cleopatra's legendary beauty was attributed to daily infusions of golden honey.
The color and flavor of honey is very specific to the nectar of the flower from which it is drawn and from the region of the flower. Mild clover honey comprises about 45% of the regular supermarket-quality honey.
Native Americans did not know about honey until European colonists brought honeybees to the Americas in 1622. Since honeybees did not cross the Rocky Mountains they were carried by ship to California in the early 1850s.

In addition to the production of honey, honeybees are relied upon for pollination. Today, honey is produced in every state of the U.S. and in most countries of the world. Honey is affordable for almost everyone. The next time you enjoy honey on your biscuits or toast---thank the honeybees.

www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-nut...
www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=f...
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey



About the author

Alice E. Marson is a natural health published author and researcher. She is a retired teacher and writes for Mature Living and ActiveAmericans.com mainly on health topics.
As a breast cancer survivor she is a strong believer in natural and alternative medicine and avoiding prescription drugs.
Alice has given public and TV presentations on toxic products in the home.

Himalayan Shilajit-Heal with the Amazing Powers of Himalayan Shilajit

Himalayan Shilajit-Heal with the Amazing Powers of Himalayan Shilajit

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 by: Christopher Gussa, citizen journalist
(NaturalNews) Shilajit was discovered as Himalayan villagers were observing large white monkeys migrate to the mountains in the warm summer months. These monkeys were seen to be chewing a semi-soft substance that flowed from between layers of rock. The villagers attributed the monkey's great strength, longevity and wisdom to the strange substance. They began to consume it themselves and experienced great improvement in health, strength, wisdom and longevity.

Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning "exuding from the rocks". It is an end product of plant matter trapped within the Himalayan Mountains which decomposed and then became preserved due to pressure. It is a resin that oozes out from the Himalayan Mountains due to the heating effect of the sun in summer. It is brown to blackish-brown in color. This fresh resin is soft in texture, slimy to touch, pure and heavy. It is soluble in water.

This is one mineral-rich natural substance! Shilajit is a natural source for all of the minerals required by the body. There is hardly any function of the body which is not supported by Shilajit. It is used for nourishment and as a natural support for renewing vitality & physical strength. It also provides unique sexual vitality when taken with warm organic milk and helps transport nutrients deep into the tissue. It also removes deep-seated toxins.

Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals as well as Humic acid and contains amazing amounts of completely body-usable Fulvic acid (about 10-20 % in the best purified extracts). Some companies are claiming that their Shilajit contains 50% or more Fulvic acid which is entirely based on judgments and without any scientific analysis. To get 50% Fulvic acid the extraction ratio would have to go beyond 100:1 which is beyond imagination. You would also lose most of the minerals in the process so it would be pointless.

A good healthy purified extract (around 7:1) only requires about 1/2 to 1 gram daily (equivalent to one 00 size capsule) for amazing results. It also dissolves easily in warm water.

Longevity is the key word with Shilajit and it is somewhat comparable to He Shou Wu in this way. (http://www.naturalnews.com/026786_H...) In fact, many TCM herbalists say the combination of Shilajit with He Shou Wu (along with healthy eating and exercise) is the best way to a long and healthy life.

The traditional Chinese herbalists say it can be taken with herbal formulas to extend and magnify the results. It causes the body to better absorb anything that is good for it.

Some of the other benefits of Shilajit are:

It is helpful in nervous disorders such as paralysis, etc.

It is effective for depression, mental stress and epilepsy.

It promotes intelligence by promoting mental concentration thereby enhancing learning skills.

It is effective in abdominal disorders including pain, gastritis, indigestion and constipation and is healing in piles and fistula.

It helps purify the blood due to its anti-microbial action

Think of the Fulvic acid in Shilajit as "The Great Transferring Substance" and the 85 minerals as the best ready-absorbable colloidal nutrients available on earth.

Fulvic acid is part of the soil content that transfers nutrients to the plants. Likewise the liver utilizes it to transfer nutrients to our body's cells. Oh, and those 85 absorbable colloidal minerals? Well they're just there in case you forgot to feed your body everything it needs for perfect health.

We all need Shilajit! It is the most nutrient rich substance on earth. A great source for purified Shilajit extract is found right here in the USA at your most reliable natural medicine supplier.

Sources: Dr. Wen Zhi from The U of A, "Chinese Herbal Medicine" by Danial P. Ried, Wikipedia



About the author

Christopher Gussa founded Plant Cures Inc. which handcrafts over 150 Serious Herbal Medicine Products for Specific Disorders all created through clinical application. Their products are for Serious Disease and also Powerful Tonic Health. Please visit Plant Cures at WWW.PLANTCURES.COM or call them at 1-800 979 2027
Christopher Gussa is a formulator of Natural Medicine. He is also a TCM practitioner and Certified Master / Clinical Herbalist for 30 years. He is certified in both Western Herbal Therapy and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Chris Gussa: "Plant Cures is currently working with over 9,000 medicinal plants to bring about healing through the true science of combining the whole energies of whole plants. A plants energy is from its whole part. (flowers, fruit, leaves, stems, roots etc) While the "science" of seeing some of the isolated molecular constituents in food and herbs can be interesting at times, there is no "one magic ingredient" in any plant. (You would think it would be science trying to tell you this type of logic, instead of me) But no! They would rather play this childish game of trying to find the "Pot of gold" in a plant so they can synthesize it and dazzle the FDA with a "New Drug" that will most likely cause the usual death and destruction!
Here is a link to musicial message called "Pharmaceutical Drug Guys" Let's Give Big Pharma The Boot!
http://plantcures.com/PharmaGuys.mp3

Study Verifies that BPA Causes Sexual Dysfunction in Men

Study Verifies that BPA Causes Sexual Dysfunction in Men

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by: Ethan Huff, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction has found that exposure to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) is causing various reproductive and sexual problems in men. Funded by the federal government, the study revealed that BPA is detected in the urine of roughly 93% of the U.S. population, a staggering figure when considering the immense harm the chemical inflicts on the body.

A compound that is found in thousands of everyday consumer products from canned food linings and plastic drinking bottles to composite dental fillings, BPA is a difficult toxin to avoid. Despite efforts by some manufacturers of reusable drinking containers, of baby bottles, and of certain health-food products to remove BPA from their products, a great majority of packaged food on the market today is exposed to plastics containing BPA.

Study findings revealed that Chinese males exposed to BPA in their workplaces were four times as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and seven times as likely to suffer with proper ejaculation compared to workers who worked in facilities where there was no BPA in the facility. De-Kun Li, a scientist at the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute where the study was conducted, found that sexual dysfunction began to occur only months after new workers were exposed to BPA in the workplace.

The five-year study concluded that BPA, a synthetic form of estrogen that was created in the 1930s, definitively alters the hormonal balance in the human body. Since the study analyzed BPA effects on human beings rather than laboratory animals as has typically been done, BPA apologists can no longer dismiss the serious harm BPA inflicts on human hormonal balance and proper sexual function.

Consumer Reports recently issued its own report that found BPA in cans labeled both "organic" and "BPA-free". The group tested many food products and reported its findings to consumers concerned about BPA contamination of food.

The Food and Drug Administration continues to insist BPA is safe, despite outcry from scientists and consumers who object to the flimsy studies used as the foundation for the consumer protection group's support of the toxic chemical. The American Chemistry Council, a trade association for BPA makers, provided funding for the two studies that were used, a glaring conflict of interest.

Recently, the FDA has allegedly been performing further research into the long-term effects of BPA and is expected to release study findings in response to its prior failure to perform an honest assessment of BPA safety. Federal guidelines on safe upper limits of BPA exposure are based on outdated experiments conducted back in the 1980s, even though newer studies indicate that BPA poses serious threats at much lower levels than the 30 microgram (mcg) limit currently recommended.

Producers and manufacturers of food packaging must be urged to cease the use of BPA in their products due to questionable safety, even at very low levels. The FDA must also be pressed to do the right thing and outlaw BPA from food packaging.

Sources:

High BPA levels linked to male sexual problems - The Washington Post

Feds Launch New Study of BPA Safety, Industry Critics Blast Consumer Reports Study - consumeraffairs.com

Bisphenol A (BPA) - Food and Drug Administration

Consortium rejects FDA claim of BPA's safety - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

About the author

Ethan Huff is a freelance writer and health enthusiast who loves exploring the vast world of natural foods and health, digging deep to get to the truth. He runs an online health publication of his own at http://wholesomeherald.blogspot.com.

BPA contamination found in 90 percent of soup cans

BPA contamination found in 90 percent of soup cans

Monday, August 30, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A product survey conducted by The Independent found that the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is used in 18 on the 20 top-selling canned food products in the United Kingdom.

BPA is one of the most widely produced chemicals in the world. It is used to harden plastic in everything from infant and water bottles to mobile phone and computer casings, and also to make linings for cans of food, beverages and infant formula. Yet a growing body of research has implicated the chemical as an endocrine (hormone) disruptor that can lead to cancer, birth defects, behavioral problems and other diseases.

The FDA recently reversed its position on the safety of BPA, acknowledging concern over the chemical's effects on the development and brains of infants and young children. This move sparked a new, still-ongoing review of the chemical's safety by the European Food Safety Authority. The British Food Standards Agency still maintains that BPA poses no health risks.

The Independent surveyed manufacturers General Mills, Heinz, Spam, Asda, Baxters, John West, Princes, Premier Foods, Sainsburys and Tesco about the use of BPA in the liners of several of their canned food products. Together, the 20 products represented account for £921 million ($1.4 billion) in sales, or 43 percent of the total for all canned food sold in the United Kingdom.

Every manufacturer sold at least one product lined with BPA. The only cans not lined with the chemical were those containing Tesco canned fruit and Tesco Value tomato products. Yet Tesco and Tesco Value canned fish both came in cans lined with BPA.

Other top-selling products in BPA-lined cans included soups, baked beans, corned beef, canned pies, chopped ham, long spaghetti and Green Giant Niblets.

Claire Dimmer of Breast Cancer UK called for manufacturers to clearly label all cans that are lined with BPA.

"Otherwise it's impossible for us to make a decision on ways of limiting our and our families' exposure to this chemical," she said.

Broccoli- This common grocery vegetable cures stomach infections

Broccoli- This common grocery vegetable cures stomach infections

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) It is hardly breaking news that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli helps to improve health. But researchers from the University of Liverpool have discovered new benefits to eating both broccoli and plantains -- two high-fiber foods -- that may help people with Chron's disease and other digestive disorders. According to the recent study, broccoli and plantains contain compounds that help protect the gut from infection and improve overall stomach health.

Broccoli and plantains are not the only foods that provide this benefit, but they are two in particular that scientists found to have exceptional benefit. The compounds in these two foods actually boost the ability of the stomach lining to ward off bad bacteria, passing it through the tract and out of the body before it can cause harm.

"We have known for some time the general health benefits of eating plantain and broccoli, which are both high in vitamins and minerals, but until now we have not understood how they can boost the body's natural defenses against infection common in Chron's patients," explained Dr. Barry Campbell, who worked on the study.

The intestinal lining in the gut is coated in M-cells, which are designed to maintain intestinal health. But these cells are often disrupted by processed foods, artificial chemicals and other additives. Long-term ingestion of these substances can severely damage a person's bacterial balance, leading eventually to disease.

"Knowledge of the M-cell role offers a more detailed explanation as to why a healthy diet can improve the health and well being for people with Chron's disease and healthy individuals alike," emphasized a spokeswoman from the Chron's and Colitis Foundation, in response to the study.

"Simple, nonprocessed foods...are associated with positive ecology of friendly bacteria in our intestines," explains Greg Hicks, M.D., in a book by Dan Buettner called The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest.

"These friendly bacteria include immunomodulating and fiber-fermenting lactic acid bacteria. Stressors of this healthy ecological system, such as surgery, certain medications, and consumption of meats and processed foods disrupt a natural balance and shift from friendly to unfriendly bacteria."

Vaccine Zombie hip hop song questions safety of flu season vaccinations


Vaccine Zombie hip hop song questions safety of flu season vaccinations

Monday, August 30, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)

(NaturalNews) A new hip hop song and video hits the 'net today, just in time for the flu season vaccination push: "Vaccine Zombie" unleashes a rocking, hard-hitting message about the health risks of routine flu season vaccination and the availability of safer, less expensive and more effective alternatives such as vitamin D supplementation.

The video and downloadable MP3 song are available at www.VaccineZombie.com where visitors can also find the song lyrics, articles about vaccines and an audio commentary by the song creator, Mike Adams.

As the editor of NaturalNews.com and the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, Adams is also an award-winning journalist and an accomplished songwriter. His previous songs such as "I Want My Bailout Money" have been heard by millions, and Vaccine Zombie is his most ambitious production yet.

"We planned the launch of this song to coincide with the start of this year's big vaccine push," explains Adams. "People need to know that vaccines can cause extremely dangerous side effects such as seizures and nervous system disorders. They have even paralyzed and killed many children and teens around the world," Adams explains.

The Vaccine Zombie song offers humorous, edgy commentary that challenges the propaganda of the vaccine industry, which intentionally neglects to mention vitamin D as an effective defense against seasonal flu while focusing entirely on vaccine interventions.

Recent scientific evidence has shown that vitamin D supplements work better than vaccines at preventing seasonal flu infections. A study published in the journal PLoS also revealed that seasonal flu vaccination actually increases the risk of H1N1 swine flu infections ("Does Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Increase the Risk of Illness with the 2009 A/H1N1 Pandemic Virus?" Viboud C, Simonsen L (2010) PLoS Med 7(4): e1000259).

The Vaccine Zombie video features dancing zombie characters and a mischievous animated nurse wielding talkative vaccine syringes. The lyrics make fun of the seemingly illogical thought processes of people who believe in vaccines, including lines such as, "Those herbs are woo woo quackery; I get my food from a fast food factory; I got my psych drugs talking back to me; modern medical myths are like fact to me."

Hear more in the Vaccine Zombie song, available now at www.VaccineZombie.com and www.NaturalNews.TV where the music video is now featured.

The 10 biggest health care lies in America

The 10 biggest health care lies in America

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)

(NaturalNews) Mainstream health care isn't based on "health" or "caring." It's actually based on an ingrained system of medical mythology that's practiced -- and defended -- by those who profit from the continuation of sickness and disease. This system of medical mythology might also simply be called "lies", and today I'm sharing with NaturalNews readers the top ten lies that are still followed and promoted under mainstream health care in America today.

Lie #1) Vaccines make you healthy

Vaccines have emerged as the greatest and most insidious mythology yet fabricated by western medicine. The idea that vaccines protect you from infectious disease is blatantly false in the long term because this year's flu shot actually makes you more susceptible to next year's influenza (http://www.naturalnews.com/028538_s...).

On top of that, even the theoretical short-term effectiveness of vaccines is dwarfed by the far more effective protection offered by vitamin D and other immune-modulating nutrients. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027385_V...)

Lie #2) Pharmaceuticals prevent disease

The big push by Big Pharma is now focused on treating healthy people with drugs as if pharmaceuticals were nutrients that could somehow prevent disease. This is the new push with cholesterol drugs: Give 'em to everyone, whether they have high cholesterol or not!

But pharmaceuticals don't prevent disease, and medications are not vitamins. Your body has no biological need for any pharmaceuticals at all. People who believe they need pharmaceuticals have simply been the victims of "fabricated consent" engineered by Big Pharma's clever advertising and P.R. spin.

Lie #3) Doctors are experts in health

Doctors don't even study health; they study disease. Modern doctors are taught virtually nothing about nutrition, wellness or disease prevention. Expecting a doctor to guide you on health issues is sort of like expecting your accountant to pilot a jet airliner -- it's simply not something he or she has ever been trained in.

That's not to say doctors aren't intelligent people. Most of them have high Iqs. But even a genius can't teach you something they know nothing about.

Lie #4) You have no role in your own healing

Doctors, drug companies and health authorities all want you to believe that your health is determined by their interventions. If you believe them, you have virtually no role in your own health or healing -- it's all managed by their drugs, their screening, their surgeries and their interventions.

Lie #5) Disease is a matter of bad luck or bad genes

Western medicine wants you to believe in the mythology of spontaneous disease -- disease that strikes without cause. This is equivalent to saying that disease is some sort of voodoo black magic and that patients have no way to prevent disease through their own diets or lifestyle choices.

It's funny, actually: Western medicine claims to be driven by scientific, rational thinking, and yet the entire industry still fails to acknowledge that chronic disease always has a cause and that most of the time, that cause has everything to do with nutritional deficiencies, exposure to toxic chemicals and a lack of exercise.

Disease is almost never a matter of bad luck or bad genes.

Lie #6) Screening equals prevention

Western medicine doesn't believe in disease prevention. Rather, the industry believes in screening while calling it prevention. But screening isn't prevention by even the wildest stretch of the imagination. In fact, virtually all the popular screening methodologies actually promote diseases.

Mammography, for example, emits so much radiation that it causes breast cancer in tens of thousands of women each year (http://www.naturalnews.com/027558_m...). Imaging dyes used in radiological scans can cause horrific side effects, and psychiatric "disorder" screening is little more than a thinly-disguised patient recruitment scheme disguised as medicine.

Real prevention of disease must involve disease prevention through nutrition, patient education about the causes of disease and lifelong changes in eating habits. Yet western medicine teaches absolutely none of these things. Heck, it doesn't even believe in such ideas.

Lie #7) Health insurance will keep you healthy

This is a favorite lie of those who recently pushed for the Big Pharma-sponsored health care reform that has swept across America. The lie supposes that merely having health insurance will provide some sort of magical protection against disease. But in reality, health insurance doesn't make you healthy! It is only YOU and your choices about foods, exposures to toxic chemicals, pursuit of exercise and time in nature that can make you healthy.

Health insurance is, in effect, a wager that you will get sick. How does gambling on your sickness provide any protection whatsoever for your health? It doesn't. Personally, I'd rather bet on health than sickness, and the way to do that is to invest in nutritional supplements, organic produce, superfoods, physical fitness and non-toxic personal care products.

Lie #8) Hospitals are places of health and healing

If you want to stay healthy or get healthy, a hospital is the very last place you want to find yourself: They are unhappy, unhealthy places that are infested with antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Hospitals usually serve disease-promoting foods and lack health-enhancing sunlight, and potentially deadly mistakes with pharmaceuticals or surgical procedures now appear to be frighteningly common in U.S. hospitals.

Certainly, emergency rooms in hospitals play an important role in urgent care for injuries and accidents -- and emergency room physicians do an amazing job saving lives -- but for people with chronic, degenerative disease, a hospital is a very dangerous place to be. Unless you really need immediate critical care, try to avoid hospitals.

Lie #9) Conventional medicine is "advanced" state-of-the-art medicine

Even though doctors and health authorities try to pass off western medicine as being "advanced" or "modern," the whole system is actually pathetically outdated and stuck in the germ theory of disease. Western medicine has yet to even acknowledge the role of nutrition in preventing disease -- something that has been scientifically documented for at least the last several decades. Western medicine fails to acknowledge mind-body medicine and hilariously believes the mind plays virtually no role in healing.

Neither does western medicine acknowledge the bio energy field of living systems, nor that organ transplants carry memories, nor that living food is qualitatively different from dead food. Seriously: Conventional doctors still believe that dead food is exactly the same as living food! (And the USDA food pyramid still makes no distinction between the two...)

"Modern" medicine isn't so modern, it turns out. It is, in fact, hopelessly outdated and desperately needs to upgrade its approach to health and wellness if it hopes to survive the next hundred years.

Lie #10) More research is needed to find "cures"

This lie is especially hilarious because western medicine does not believe in any "cure" for any disease. They aren't even looking for cures! This lie has been repeated since the 1960's, when cancer scientists claimed they were only a few years away from curing cancer. Today, four decades later, can you think of a single major disease that western medicine has cured? There aren't any.

That's because drug companies make money from sick people, not cured people. A patient cured is a patient lost. It is far more profitable to keep patients sick and pretend to "manage" their disease through a lifetime of pharmaceuticals. So when drug companies and disease non-profits claim to be searching for a "cure," what they're really doing is taking your money to fund more drug research to patent more medications that don't actually cure anything.

Remember this the next time you're asked to donate to some search for "the cure." The cures already exist in nutrition, herbal remedies and naturopathic medicine, but Big Pharma and the conventional medicine cartel isn't interested in real cures -- they only want to promote the idea of a cure while pumping patients full of drugs that don't cure anything.

Beyond the ten lies

When it comes to western health care, there are more than 10 lies, of course, but these big 10 lies are perhaps the most relevant to your own health decisions. By avoiding being suckered in by these lies, you can take charge of your own health and avoid the health care scam by staying healthy!

Staying healthy isn't as difficult as you think, and it doesn't require health insurance or disease screening. It only requires making informed, intelligent decisions about what to eat, what to put on your skin and how to get more sunshine and physical exercise. Once you do these basic things, you'll find that you are no longer held victim by a western medicine health care system based on lies and outdated medical mythology.

It's time for a revolution in medicine... A revolution that finally advances past the mental roadblock of a system of medical mythology stuck in the 1940's. Don't get me wrong, 1940's medicine was great in the 1940's. But this is no longer the 1940's, and the germ theory of disease is hopelessly outdated when it comes to the primary diseases that are striking the population today. Yet the profiteers of our dishonest, outmoded health care system are doing everything in their power to keep us all stranded in the past, a past based on treating the body like a chemical battleground and attacking every disease with a patented pharmaceutical.

That whole approach to health care is so far outdated that it's hilarious it can still be pushed with a straight face. No wonder doctors only spend an average of two minutes with patients these days. That's the limit of how long they can hold their faces without breaking out in laughter at how stupid this whole "treat the symptoms and forget the causes" approach to health care really is. Even they know it! That's why most doctors actually eat superfoods and take vitamins themselves, even if they never dare suggest it to patients.

True fact: It is illegal in every U.S. state for a doctor to recommend any vitamin, nutrient or food for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Doing so can cause a doctor to have his medical license permanently revoked. How crazy and outdated is that?

WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

Saturday, June 05, 2010
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)

(NaturalNews) A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

All the kickbacks, in other words, were swept under the table and kept silent, and WHO somehow didn't think it was important to let the world know that it was receiving policy advice from individuals who stood to make millions of dollars when a pandemic was declared.

WHO credibility destroyed

The report was authored by Deborah Cohen (BMJ features editor), and Philip Carter, a journalist who works for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. In their report, Cohen states, "...our investigation has revealed damaging issues. If these are not addressed, H1N1 may yet claim its biggest victim -- the credibility of the WHO and the trust in the global public health system."

In response to the report, WHO secretary-general Dr Margaret Chan defended the secrecy, saying that WHO intentionally kept the financial ties a secret in order to "...protect the integrity and independence of the members while doing this critical work... [and] also to ensure transparency."

Dr Chan apparently does not understand the meaning of the word "transparency." Then again, WHO has always twisted reality in order to serve its corporate masters, the pharmaceutical giants who profit from disease. To say that they are keeping the financial ties a secret in order to "protect the integrity" of the members is like saying we're all serving alcohol at tonight's AA meeting in order to keep everybody off the bottle.

It just flat out makes no sense.

But since when did making sense have anything to do with WHO's decision process anyway?

Even Fiona Godlee, editor of the BMJ, had harsh words for the WHO, saying, "...its credibility has been badly damaged. WHO must act now to restore its credibility."

Yet more criticism for WHO

The BMJ isn't the only medical publication criticizing WHO for its poor handling of conflicts of interest. Another report from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly also criticized WHO, saying: "Parliamentary Assembly is alarmed about the way in which the H1N1 influenza pandemic has been handled, not only by the World Health Organization (WHO), but also by the competent health authorities at the level of the European Union and at national level." It went on to explain that WHO's actions led to "a waste of large sums of public money, and also unjustified scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public at large."

The funny thing is, NaturalNews and other natural health advocates told you all the same thing a year ago, and we didn't have to spend millions of dollars on a study to arrive at this conclusion. It was obvious to anyone who knows just how corrupt the sick-care industry really is. They'll do practically anything to make more money, including bribing WHO scientific advisors and paying them kickbacks once the vaccine sales surge.

The vaccine industry and all its drug pushers are, of course, criticizing this investigative report. They say WHO "had no choice" but to declare a pandemic and recommend vaccines, since vaccines are the only treatment option for influenza. That's a lie, of course: Vitamin D has been scientifically proven to be five times more effective than vaccines at preventing influenza infections, but WHO never recommended vitamin D to anyone.

The entire focus was on pushing more high-profit vaccines, not recommending the things that would actually help people the most. And now we know why: The more vulnerable people were to the pandemic, the more would be killed by H1N1, thereby "proving" the importance of vaccination programs.

People were kept ignorant of natural remedies, in other words, to make sure more people died and a more urgent call for mass vaccination programs could be carried out. (A few lives never gets in the way of Big Pharma profits, does it?)

How the scam really worked

Here's a summary of how the WHO vaccine scam worked:

Step 1) Exaggerate the risk: WHO hypes up the pandemic risk by declaring a phase 6 pandemic even when the mortality rate of the virus was so low that it could be halted with simple vitamin D supplements.

Step 2) Urge countries to stockpile: WHO urged nations around the world to stockpile H1N1 vaccines, calling it a "public health emergency."

Step 3) Collect the cash: Countries spend billions of dollars buying and stockpiling H1N1 vaccines while Big Pharma pockets the cash.

Step 4) Get your kickbacks: WHO advisors, meanwhile, collected their kickbacks from the vaccine manufacturers. Those kickbacks were intentionally kept secret.

Step 5) Keep people afraid: In order to keep demand for the vaccines as high as possible, WHO continued to flame the fears by warning that H1N1 was extremely dangerous and everybody should continue to get vaccinated. (The CDC echoed the same message in the USA.)

This is how WHO pulled off one of the greatest vaccine pandemic scams in the last century, and it worked like gangbusters. WHO advisors walked away with loads of cash, the drug companies stockpiled huge profits, and the taxpayers of nations around the world were left saddled with useless vaccines rotting on the shelves that will soon have to be destroyed (at additional taxpayer cost, no doubt) or dumped down the drain (where they will contaminate the waterways).

Meanwhile, nobody dared tell the public the truth about vitamin D, thereby ensuring that the next pandemic will give them another opportunity to repeat the exact same scam (for yet more profit).

The criminality of the vaccine industry

The bottom line is all this is a frightening picture of just how pathetic the vaccine industry has become and how corrupt the WHO and the CDC really are. What took place here is called corruption and bribery, folks. Kickbacks were paid, lies were told and governments were swindled out of billions of dollars. These are felony crimes being committed by our global health leaders.

The real question is: Why do governments continue to allow public health organizations to be so easily corrupted by the vaccine industry? And who will stand up to this profit conspiracy that exploits members of the public as if they were profit-generating guinea pigs?

The next time you hear the WHO say anything, just remember: Their advisors are on the take from the drug companies, and just about anything you're likely to hear from the World Health Organization originates with a profit motive rather than a commitment to public health.

Oh, and by the way... for the record, there has never been a single scientific study ever published showing that H1N1 vaccines worked. Not only was the H1N1 pandemic a fraud to begin with, but the medicine they claimed treated it was also based on fraud. And now we know the rest of the story of why it was all done: Kickbacks from Big Pharma, paid to advisors who told WHO to declare a pandemic.

SC notice to Maharashtra Govt on Pragya Thakur's bail plea - Hindustan Times

SC notice to Maharashtra Govt on Pragya Thakur's bail plea
Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, August 30, 2010First Published: 12:49 IST(30/8/2010)
Last Updated: 12:50 IST(30/8/2010)


The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a petition filed by Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case, seeking bail. 

A bench comprising Justices J M Panchal and Gyan Sudha Misra sought the reply from Maharashtra's anti-terrorist squad (ATS) which had arrested Thakur and later booked her under the stringent MCOCA.

Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, appearing for Thakur, alleged that Thakur was kept in 14 days "illegal" custody before she was produced in a trial court on October 23, 2008.

Popular Posts

Loading...

Search This Blog