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Transgender ideology is a form of child abuse, warns American College of Pediatricians

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Well, this warning certainly isn’t very politically correct and it will likely be viewed as downright mean and bigoted by many, but that doesn’t make it any less true: The transgender activism and ideology is actually harmful to children because it goes against the very nature of their being, according to the American College of Pediatricians.

In a recent policy paper , the organization noted that “facts – not ideology – determine” reality, and that “educators and legislators” ought to “reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.”

The paper, by Michelle A. Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians; Quentin Van Meter, M.D., vice president of the American College of Pediatricians and a Pediatric Endocrinologist; and Paul McHugh, M.D., University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, lists eight reasons why gender impersonation is harmful to a child’s psyche and emotional well-being:

  1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait : “’XY’ and ‘XX’ are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident.”
  1. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex . “Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward.” The pediatricians further note that there is no “third sex,” just the two we know of – males and females.

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Why Are We So Unhealthy? Our System Makes Us Sick & Keeps Us Sick

 

Of two minds

May 2, 2016

The full consequences of the food/illness/healthcare system take decades to manifest.

That America is in the throes of a systemic health crisis can no longer be denied. According to the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services, more than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are overweight or obese.  (Overweight is typically defined as a body-mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher. A BMI of 24.9 is not exactly featherweight; I would have to add 30 pounds to reach a BMI of 24.9. )

The health risks of being overweight or obese include:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (excess fat and inflammation in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol)
  • osteoarthritis (a health problem causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in one or more joints)
  • some types of cancer: breast, colon, endometrial (related to the uterine lining), and kidney
  • stroke

Since the early 1960s, the prevalence of obesity among adults more than doubled, increasing from 13.4 to 35.7 percent in U.S. adults age 20 and older.  (Source)

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported in 2015 that roughly half of all adult Americans are diabetic or prediabetic (also called metabolic syndrome).

If we add up everyone in America who is either suffering from or at risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and lifestyle-related types of cancer, it’s clear this is an unprecedented national health crisis that has no easy or cheap medical fix.

Why have we become so unhealthy? The answers come thick and fast: we are more sedentary as most work is now white-collar; the foods low-income people can afford are unhealthy; children now spend time playing digital games rather than playing outside; serving sizes of sodas and other high-calorie/low nutrition beverages have ballooned; people buy more convenience and fast foods and prepare fewer meals at home, and so on.

Two things are clear: there is no one solution to the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases. Limiting sodas in schools and demanding better labeling of food are examples of reforms that are well-intended, but have so far had little effect on the expanding waistlines of Americans or their ill-health.

The second is expressed by the Chinese proverb: “Diseases enter through the mouth,” i.e. disease is a result of what we eat and drink. Since what we eat has an enormous impact on our health, if we want to tackle our health crisis in a manner that get results, we must start with what we eat and how our food is grown, processed and prepared.

Once we start examining our diet, we have to examine where our food comes from, how it is grown/raised and how it is processed for consumers.

A second Chinese proverb explains why we must start with diet: “When you’re thirsty, it’s too late to dig a well.”  If we want to avoid lifestyle illnesses, we must start pursuing a new way of growing and preparing food now, not after we’re already ill.

The long lists of contributory factors to our growing ill-health distract us from the real source of our national health crisis: our food/illness/healthcare system is sick, and so it’s no wonder we’re sick, too.   The only possible result of our unhealthy food/illness/healthcare care system is ill-health.

Understanding the Food / Illness / Healthcare System

To understand why this is so, we must start with the fact that we live in a highly centralized government/private-sector system that limits our choices to maximize the profits of corporate cartels: Big Agriculture, Big Oil/Ag Chemicals, Big GMO seeds (Monsanto et al.), Big Processed Foods, Big Supermarkets, Big Fast Food, Big Healthcare (what I have called sickcare for many years, because profits flow not from keeping us healthy via prevention but from keeping us alive when we’re suffering from chronic lifestyle illnesses) and last but not least Big Pharma, which is happy to provide medications that costs tens of thousands of dollars per patient per year to address the symptoms of lifestyle diseases rather than the causes, which trace back to what we eat and how we live.

Once you hear an alternative account of how we could be raising food and delivering it to consumers to prepare at home, you grasp the sickening stranglehold Corporate America and government agencies have on our food, diet and the resulting epidemic of ill-health.

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Cancer is entirely a man-made disease

Cancer is entirely a man-made disease

Causes of cancer

(NaturalNews) It may be hard to believe, but a recent study shows that cancer is 100 percent a man-made disease, and that it is caused by modern-day phenomena like pollution and dietary intake.

Researchers at the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology in England, reached that conclusion in 2010, after reviewing remains and literature from ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as earlier periods, a study that also included the first historical diagnosis of cancer in an Egyptian mummy.

The study, published at the time in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, noted that researchers found only one occurrence of cancer while investigating hundreds of Egyptian mummies. In addition, they found very few references to the disease in period literature, which indicates that cancer cases were extremely rare during the period.

However, after the Industrial Revolution, cancer rates exploded, and in particular among children, which proves that the rise in cases is not exclusively tied to longer life.

“In industrialized societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare,” said Prof. Rosalie David, of the Faculty of Life Sciences. “There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.

“The important thing about our study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease,” she continued. “We can make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies because we have a full overview. We have looked at millennia, not one hundred years, and have masses of data.”

Modern industrialization

Learn more:  http://www.naturalnews.com/053890_causes_of_cancer_man-made_disease_ancient_Greece.html#ixzz47jGZLnnz

New science shows that breast milk interacts with gut bacteria to keep babies healthy (diet + intestinal flora = health)

Friday, February 26, 2016 by: Jennifer Lea Reynolds

(NaturalNews) A study recently published in the journal Cell, sheds light on the incredible connection between a mother’s breast milk and healthy infant growth, specifically honing in on the role the gut’s mircrobiome has in the entire process. Experts involved in the study explain that there’s a direct correlation between gut activity and breast milk as it relates to an infant’s growth. If it’s out-of-balance, a baby’s growth may be stunted. However, if it’s in balance, breast milk will typically contain the right kinds of sugars – namely sialylated sugars – that make it possible for a baby’s growth to flourish.(1)

Don’t think intestinal flora matters, or that the whole concept of bacteria-anything just sounds gross?

Well, the truth is that the presence of gut microbiota is critical when it comes to keeping babies healthy, as this study illustrates. In fact, important factors such as an increase in lean body mass and bone volume, in addition to metabolic changes in brain, liver and muscle, all improved when a diverse gut microbiome was a part of the picture. In a nutshell, the study, which was led by Jeffrey Gordon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, demonstrates that when bacterial communities reside in the gut, they play an essential role in optimizing human health.(1)

A well-balanced gut microbiome essential for overall health

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U.S. government admits vaccines are harmful to children

Towards the end of the Bush Administration, reporter Sharyl Attkisson was able to make the U.S. government admit that some vaccines were seriously harming children.

In a May 5, 2008, email to Tina Cheatham, who was, at the time, an employee with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, Attkisson asked, “How many encephalopathy-related cases has compensation been paid on?”

Through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a fund which grew out of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 , the U.S. government compensates Americans for vaccine-related damages.

According to the website of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, “The VICP was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines.”

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This is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Pink Himalayan Salt

February 1, 2016 by 

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So you’ve been hearing about this amazing Himalayan crystal salt for the last few years, and now you’re wondering, is it really better than sea salt or table salt? How does it benefit my body vs those other salts? Well, it is packed with some pretty amazing benefits, making it a wonderful alternative to table salt and an exciting new staple to add to your pantry.

The History

First of all, what makes Himalayan crystal salt so amazing? About 200 million years ago, there were crystallized sea salt beds that were covered with lava. Because this salt was subsequently enveloped in snow and ice for millennia, it was protected from modern day pollution and preserved in an untouched, pristine environment. The Himalayan mountain range goes across Asia, and passes through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Many people believe that this pink salt is the purest salt that can be found on the planet.

 

Minerals & Energy

Himalayan Salt contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body; that alone is quite impressive! A few of these minerals include: sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. When consuming this salt, you are actually getting less sodium intake per serving than regular table salt because it is less refined and the pieces are larger. Therefore Himalayan salt has less sodium per serving because the crystals or flakes take up less room than the highly processed table salt variety. Another great thing about this salt is that, because of its unique cellular structure, it stores vibrational energy. The minerals in this salt exist in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough for our cells to easily absorb.

What Exactly Are The Benefits?

Some of the benefits that you can expect to enjoy by consuming this salt in place of regular table salt include:

  • Aids in vascular health
  • Supports healthy lungs and respiratory function
  • Promotes a stable pH balance within the cells
  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • Promotes healthy sleep patterns
  • Increases libido
  • Prevents muscle cramps
  • Increases hydration
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves circulation
  • Detoxifies the body of heavy metals

Comparing Himalayan Salt To Other Salts

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