Archive for February, 2011

Will Chemical Agriculture and Processed Foods Destroy the USA?

There are all kinds of theories as to why the Roman Empire went downhill but there is no doubt that it did, just like there is no doubt that the USA is going downhill. The USA has had many integrity issues with our government and corporations that has cost us our leadership position in the world. Our economic policy may or may not destroy the economic balance in the world (We are always in debt and never paying out bills. We owe the Chinese billions of dollars with no way of paying them), but there is no doubt that every nation is in economic trouble.

I met my future father-in-law in 1965 and one of our conversations was that the USA was declining just as the Roman Empire had declined. As time goes on I see his predictions coming true.

It is well accepted belief that lead destroyed the Roman Empire. The Romans were way ahead of all nations of their time in engineering. The Romans had running water but they obviously did not have steel, iron or plastics. 

The Romans brought water out of mountains and other areas by inventing aqueducts. These were made of clay, and stones and transported massive amounts of water for centuries. But lead was used for plumbing and other products, including lead in wine.

Here is a quote from an article I found on line.

Lead was a key component in face powders, rouges, and mascaras; the pigment in many paints (“crazy as a painter” was an ancient catch phrase rooted in the demented behavior of lead-poisoned painters); a nifty spermicide for informal birth control; the ideal “cold” metal for use in the manufacture of chastity belts; a sweet and sour condiment popular for seasoning and adulterating food; a wine preservative perfect for stopping fermentation or disguising inferior vintages; the malleable and inexpensive ingredient in pewter cups, plates, pitchers, pots and pans, and other household artifacts; the basic component of lead coins; and a partial ingredient in debased bronze or brass coins as well as counterfeit silver and gold coins.

Most important of all was lead’s suitability as inexpensive and reliable piping for the vast network plumbing that kept Rome and the provincial cities of the Roman Empire supplied with water. Indeed, the very word “plumbing” comes from the Latin word for lead, plumbum. The lead pipes that were the vital arteries of ancient Rome were forged by smithies whose patron saint, Vulcan, exhibited several of the symptoms of advanced lead poisoning: lameness, pallor, and wizened expression.

Addicted to Lead

The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. Romans of yesteryear, like Americans of today, equated limited exposure to lead with limited risk. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning.

Roman aristocrats, who regarded labor of any sort as beneath their dignity, lived oblivious to the human wreckage on which their ruinous diet of lead depended. They would never dream of drinking wine except from a golden cup, but they thought nothing of washing down platters of lead-seasoned food with gallons of lead-adulterated wine.

The result, according to many modern scholars, was the death by slow poisoning of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Symptoms of “plumbism” or lead poisoning were already apparent as early as the first century B.C. Julius Caesar for all his sexual ramblings was unable to beget more than one known offspring. Caesar Augustus, his successor, displayed not only total sterility but also a cold indifference to sex.

The first century A.D. was a time of unbridled gluttony and drunkenness among the ruling oligarchs of Rome. The lead concealed in the food and wine they devoured undoubtedly had a great deal to do with the outbreak of unprecedented epidemics of saturnine gout and sterility among aristocratic males and the alarming rate of infertility and stillbirths among aristocratic women.

Still more alarming was the conspicuous pattern of mental incompetence that came to be synonymous with the Roman elite. This creeping cretinism manifested itself most frighteningly in such clearly degenerate emperors as Caligula, Nero, and Commodus. It is said that Nero wore a breastplate of lead, ostensibly to strengthen his voice, as he fiddled and sang while Rome burned.

The point of all this is that the people who ran Rome/Empire were poisoned with lead that affected their minds and the thinking process. Through the years their integrity towards each other declined like we see in this former great nation. The standards of decency have declined in a similar fashion to the Roman Empire.

Today we still have avarice and greed just like in the Roman Empire, both in government and corporations but today the cause is not due to the toxicities of lead, and unlike in Roman the mental decline is not just the rich but it extends down to all the people including the poor.

Today the cause of disease and mental decline is in the food, the water and the air. One of the biggest causes of mental decline in the USA is fluoride in the water. This causes “dumbing down” and depression. Fluoride reduces the lithium in the body, which results in depression. As an aside, if you have depression from fluoride and you take the drug Prozac, which has 3 molecules of fluoride in its chemical formula, you depression will get worse and can lead to violence.

One of the biggest scams today is statin drugs for cholesterol that is supposed to prevent heart disease. The truth is that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease and the statin drugs cause a loss of thinking ability – dumbing down of all who take it. I would venture a guess that more than 50 % of the people in power or authority today in the USA is on a statin drug.

The solution to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and degenerative diseases is the elimination of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and most carbohydrates.

To be fair we also need to have healthy unadulterated food in the food supply. We don’t have lead like the Romans but we have chemical agriculture with toxic chemical fertilizers with heavy metals, lead being just one, along with herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides. We also have plastics in the food and drugs in the water supply. We have toxins in the air we breathe. We have poor food adulterated with chemicals to trick our taste buds into thinking we are eating something good when we are eating toxins.

Is our leadership, empire building, intrusive interfering of other nations business, greed/avarice and downright dishonesty caused by a decline in thinking due to chemicals and poor food?

I don’t have all the answers but it looks like our decline is reminiscent of the lead poisoning of the Roman Empire. Can we change? I doubt it because greed at a corporate level is no easier to stop than greed on and individual level.

I think the best we can do is take care of our individual areas and try to lead a healthful life while helping other likeminded people in our area. This means healthy local food, detoxification, filtration of water and avoid air pollution as much as possible.

To Your Good Health

Dr Bob the Health Builder and Phil N Fine

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www.eathealthyU.com  my new membership site. Video of my new book “Eat Healthy, Feel Better, Live Longer”

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Can the People Force Integrity into Corporations and the Government?

There have been several reports this past week that give some hope that  with all the evil and greed among corporations, we may be able to recreate some integrity into the system.

One of the first reports that was released this past week was made public by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. Mike discovered and then reported that the two big cereal corporations were misleading the public who buy their products. Mike discovered their cereals and muffin mix were labeled that they contained blueberries and pomegranates and this was a lie. Their product did not contain any blueberries or pomegranates.

Instead, they contained blueberry and pomegranate bits. I am sure your first thought is why someone would do this. The only answer I can come up with is that greed and making a profit to satisfy the stock holders is so great that lying and deceit is worth the risk of getting caught.

 Products Containing Fake Blueberries:

If you have purchased any of the listed products below, you may have been duped:

  • Target Blueberry Bagels
  • Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal
  • Kellogg’s Blueberry Pop Tarts
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats – Blueberry Muffin Cereal
  • Special K Blueberry Fruit Crisps
  • Betty Crocker’s Fiber One Blueberry Muffin Mix

What are blue berry bits? This is the beginning of the story and includes the ingredients.

Volunteering his research efforts under the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, the Health Ranger found that Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal contained neither blueberries nor pomegranates.

Source: General Mills website nutrition facts label, downloaded January 19, 2011:

Yet it is called “Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal” and positioned as a highly nutritious cereal with the words “100% nutrition,” “Blueberry” and “Pomegranate” appearing prominently on the front of the box, in a very large font size.

While the cereal contains no actual blueberries or pomegranates, it does contain eight different sweeteners: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Brown Sugar Syrup, Malt Syrup, Sucralose, Molasses and Honey.

The blueberry-like appearance of small bits in the cereal are accomplished through the use of artificial colors like Red #40 and Blue #2, combined with various oils and sweeteners such as soybean oil and sugar.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com:80/031053_General_Mills_Total_cereal.html#ixzz1DGJCDjyw

This story is definitely not over. The media normally will not do report stories like this because they will never say anything against advertisers that might affect their advertising dollars spent, but for some reason, Mike Adams was contacted by CBS news. We can only hope they will report this important story.

We all know that “food” corporations create products that are not healthy or are really not food, as we reported last week on Taco Bell. Maybe reports like these will help change lives for the better.

All the above being said, there was no mention that cereal is unhealthy for many other reasons. We still have the problem with herbicides, pesticides, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, processing (that removes all nutrition from the flour whether it is whole grain or just flour) and extrusion (this destroys all nutrition even if it is organic).

Another story that is back in the news comes from Dr Joe Mercola. We have known for years that fluoride in water and toothpaste is toxic and can affect the IQ of children.

The government has finally admitted that there are serious problems with fluoride. You can check out this story at the following link.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/05/breaking-news-us-finally-admits-too-much-fluoride-in-the-water.aspx

In a nearly unprecedented about-face, U.S. federal health officials admit Americans are getting too much fluoride. It’s causing spots on children’s teeth (dental fluorosis) and could be resulting in other, more serious problems.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced plans to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in nearly 50 years. The change in policy is based on a fresh review of the science.

Yahoo News reports:

“The announcement is likely to renew the battle over fluoridation … The Environmental Protection Agency released two new reviews of research on fluoride Friday. One of the studies found that prolonged, high intake of fluoride can increase the risk of brittle bones, fractures and crippling bone abnormalities.”

For further information about the dangers of fluoride, you can watch the video above about a farmer who sued an industrial company that injured and killed his cows with fluoride emissions. You can see how the animals’ teeth were destroyed in the most painful of ways.

In related news, the U.S. EPA has proposed to grant the petition of three environmental groups and end the use of the insecticide sulfuryl fluoride.

The decision cited concerns about children’s health and noted their current overexposure to fluoride through tap water.

The following is the Yahoo report.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110107/ap_on_he_me/us_med_fluoride_levels 

Fluoride was never put in the water to prevent cavities. It has been and is still a toxic waste product left over from industrial wastes. In the 1940’s, there were three industries that had leftover sodium fluoride. One was the aluminum industry which was a darling of the government and the people because of aluminum parts for airplanes in the war effort.

The second was the gunpowder industry that made explosives for the war – bullets and bombs. This later became the chemical fertilizer industry.

The third was the federal government who has fluoride left over from uranium processing to make the A-bomb.

No one wanted the fluoride “dumped” into the environment because it might kill people, since it is so toxic.

There was some evidence that soldiers from the West Texas area around Hereford, TX had no dental cavities. The reason they had no cavities was because the soil in that area of the US had high amounts of calcium. People at that time ate locally. Food was not transported 1,500 to 10,000 miles. The calcium in the food prevented cavities.

Actually, the fluoride in the water caused dental fluorosis that makes the teeth a grayish motley color that damages the enamel on the teeth and causes them to deteriorate.

The third positive report comes about the vaccine industry. Vaccines have never been proven to be effective at preventing disease. There have never been any double-blind placebo-controlled studies to prove that they prevent disease.

We know if you get a disease, like measles, it is rarely anything more than a minor health issue for a few days and then you never get it again.  The theory was that if the drug corporations took a virus and attenuated it (make it less strong) you could inject it into kids and people to prevent the disease.

This is a nice theory but in reality it doesn’t work. There can be many complications, including the fact that a lot of people get the disease after vaccination and that can be worse than if they just got the disease.

Another problem of the past is that people who got the polio vaccine are now coming down with cancer.

All this being said, there is a bigger problem with vaccines. The drug corporations are cheap so they use the cheapest ingredients in the vaccine products. They use all kinds of toxic chemicals including heavy metals, like mercury, aluminum, etc., artificial sweeteners and the latest discovery is mycoplasmas. These are bacteria without cell walls that are very hard to treat. Also, the government has used these cells to develop biological warfare agents that cause MS, ALS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Autism, ADD and ADHD. In other words, vaccines can cause diseases other than the ones they were designed to prevent.

Also, there are vaccines that cause death directly. The latest one is Gardasil from Merck. The last report I had was that 59 girls had died and over 15,000 had been hospitalized.

You can guess how bad or unsafe vaccines are when the government passes laws that prevent you from suing the drug corporations if you or a family member dies or becomes disabled.

I am including links to the Health Ranger, Mike Adams that he has done recently with doctors who are leading the charge against vaccines. In some cases, they want the toxins taken out of the vaccines. They also want medical research to prove they can be effective or taken off the market.

A lot of parents are afraid to buck the school system for fear their children can’t go to school. There are laws in virtually every state that allows you to object to vaccines and refuse to give them to children and still allows them to attend schools. You must do your homework on this issue.

Now that more and more info is coming out about the danger of vaccines, you are going to look stupid and feel terrible if your child gets Autism and/or other neurologic diseases.

If all fails in your fight against vaccines, then stand your ground and home school your kids. It has been proven that most home schoolers are better educated than public school children anyway.

The following links are all related to vaccines and their dangers.

http://www.naturalnews.com/Vaccines_Get_the_Full_Story.html

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=BAE7F6323813CFAFB8338173FB11D429

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=4CD1FE39DDB89814031B07E7623CE8F7

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=608256A446123276E4E72A5351322186

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=2969467AE82B11FA08943967096BFDA0

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=5659BB5E46216B5F26A5FEA2EE4FBE49

Will the above info help create some integrity in corporations and government? I don’t know, but I sure hope it helps change the USA and the rest of the world to become better places.

To Your Good Health

Dr Bob the Health Builder and Phil N Fine

To ask questions please call 214 615 6505 ext 1748 

PO Box 0914

Whitesboro, TX 76273-0884

www.drbobthehealthbuilder.podomatic.com

www.wealthhealthywise.net

www.pardonyourhangover.com a special product that can prevent symptoms caused by drinking too much – the hangover helper.

www.eathealthyU.com  my new membership site. Video of my new book “Eat Healthy, Feel Better, Live Longer”

This is a link to my book on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Feel-Better-Live-Longer/dp/1453777423/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296849624&sr=1-2

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Taco Bell gets Sued – Where’s the Beef?

The word has spread across the internet: An Alabama law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell in California, saying its meat fails to meet the definition of beef set forth by the U.S. government. The lawsuit claims Taco Bell’s meat cannot be honestly advertised as “beef” because it claims tests showed the meat was only 35% beef, not the 70% beef required by federal standards.

“It’s mainly soy and oats and there’s lots of other stuff in there that I don’t even know how to pronounce,” said attorney Dee Miles.

 I believe they, the lawyers, have missed an important point. I understand they are comparing “beef” to soy, oats or whatever, but first you need to define meat VS beef.

 It is my understanding that a large part of Taco Bell’s meat is not really meat. When meat is removed from the bone, there is always a little bit of meat left behind attached to the tendons which are attached to the bone. To remove the meat and tendon, a chemical is put on the bone that releases everything. The combination of meat and tendon is then cooked and ground up (not necessarily in that order) and then declared meat.

 According to the lawsuit, this product – meat/tendon/beef – is then processed as reported below.

 Taco Bell’s tacos, burritos and other Mexican menu items advertised with beef actually contain a filling of mostly non-meat substances like “isolated oat product,” according to the lawsuit filed last week in a California federal court.

“The ‘chicken’ and ‘carne asada steak’ served by Taco Bell is, in fact, chicken or carne asada steak,” the lawsuit says. “The ‘seasoned beef,’ however, is not beef.”

Taco Bell simmers 100 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected beef in a “proprietary blend of seasonings and spices” to give it a signature taste and texture, Taco Bell President Greg Creed said in a statement.

All seasoning ingredients are listed on the website, he said.

“Unfortunately, the lawyers in this case elected to sue first and ask questions later — and got their ‘facts’ absolutely wrong,” Creed said.

Unfortunately, the lawyers/law suit did not identify ingredients in the “proprietary blend”. We can only guess at some of these, but I am pretty sure of the following as it comes from their website.

• Autolyzed Yeast Extract (which contains MSG, an excitotoxin)This makes poor quality “food” taste better – tricks your taste buds
• Red #40, Blue #1, Yellow #6 artificial colors
Where do these come from?  coal tar derivatives (same as “Sweet and Low”)

• Corn syrup solidsHigh Fructose Corn Syrup – a poison in its own right (25% has mercury in it) and it comes from GMO corn that is toxic.
• Partially Hydrogenated Corn Oil
There is not anything healthy about this. All hydrogenated vegetable oils become trans fatty acids and still bad because of GMO corn.
• Soy Protein
There is only one thing unhealthier than corn oil and that is anything to do with soy. Soy is 95 % GMO. I forgot to mention that  GMO’s were designed to use more herbicides than other plants; also, don’t forget the pesticides and chemical fertilizers
• Propylene Glycol Alginate
There is nothing like a product in your food similar to antifreeze

 • Dimethylpolysiloxane (an anti-foaming chemical)  a favorite of Tyson chicken, beef and pork. McDonalds probably uses the most of this product in the world for its chicken McNuggets

 Taco Bell responded quickly, saying their meat was “88% beef” and that they buy the same brand of beef sold in supermarkets — Tyson Foods.

 The truth be known, almost no one has “meat” any more toxic and unhealthy than Tyson.

 This a quote from Mike Adams the “Health Ranger”

Suddenly we care about food quality at Taco Bell?

But seriously, the bigger issue here isn’t Taco Bell’s meat ingredients as much as it is Americans’ dietary complacency: If you eat at Taco Bell, you don’t CARE what you’re eating. Why should it matter if it’s meat, or soy, or even recycled rat turds? The very fact that somebody is eating at Taco Bell already establishes they’re not very interested in the purity, origins and nutritional potency of the foods they consume.

 This is the same scenario if you are eating food bought at a regular grocery store and purchasing processed foods.

 Sometimes you are out and you just can’t eat healthy food. So what can you do? The key here is to minimize the risk of chemicals and toxins.

 The first thing to do is avoid Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut (all owned by the same corporation), Mc Donald’s and similar food dispensers. The chicken and meat in all of these stores are pumped up with MSG, HFCS, salt and water as a minimum. Since it is impossible to avoid all of these products, you need to minimize. Most fast-food places super-size everything, which makes being healthy harder; look for salads and limit yourself to small portions of foods. On eating salads, try to get olive oil and some type of vinegar. If you are near a Chick-Fil-A, you can get 4 nuggets (these are also not reconstituted) to reduce your volume. Sometimes you can get a wrap that has fewer carbohydrates – grilled and leave the sauce off. Soup is usually not a good idea because of MSG.

 The best places for good food are those that use organic local food that is grown and prepared by loving people who care for your good health. These restaurants are hard to find, but the good news is that they are sprouting up all over the USA. Look for them; it is worth the extra time and effort.

 So, what is the take-home message from this entire Taco Bell law suit? Who cares, but it will still be fun to see how this plays out.

To Your Good Health

Dr Bob the Health Builder and Phil N Fine

To ask questions please call 214 615 6505 ext 1748 

PO Box 0914

Whitesboro, TX 76273-0884

www.drbobthehealthbuilder.podomatic.com

www.wealthhealthywise.net

www.pardonyourhangover.com a special product that can prevent symptoms caused by drinking too much – the hangover helper.

www.eathealthyU.com  my new membership site. Video of my new book “Eat Healthy, Feel Better, Live Longer”

“Eat Healthy, Fell Better, Live Longer” By Robert Bard, OD, FAAO, ONS

http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Feel-Better-Live-Longer/dp/1453777423/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296849624&sr=1-2

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