By Sayer Ji • Originally posted on Greenmedinfo.com
According to the FDA's legal definition, a drug is anything that "diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease."
The problem with this definition is that there are numerous substances, as readily available and benign as found on our spice racks, which have been proven by countless millennia of human experience to mitigate, prevent and in some cases cure disease, and which cannot be called drugs according to the FDA.
How can this be? Well, the FDA has assumed for itself Godlike power, requiring that its official approval be obtained before any substance can legally...
By Pat Robinson • Originally Posted on Greenmed.info
There is evidence to suggest probiotics are safe and effective in treating persistent diarrhea in children.
Saccharomyces boulardii has therapeutic properties in the treatment of acute diarrhea in children.
Lactic acid bacteria as probiotics reduce the risk for infantile eczema.
Probiotic and prebiotic supplementation improves the symptoms of children with atopicdermatitis.
Probiotics and prebiotics significantly prevent eczema and atopic eczema in infants.
6. Supplementation of mothers and their babies with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri reduces IgE-associated eczema and may reduce respiratory allergic disease later in life.
A probiotic mixture has positive effects on symptoms of constipation in children.
In this hilarious and chillingly honest video, John Oliver reveals the stunning truth about how doctors are bribed to push drugs. It turns out that nine out of the top ten drug makers spend more money on marketing than they do on research. And most of that money is spent not on marketing to consumers, but rather, on marketing to doctors. Watch and share!
By Alexis Baden-Mayer • Originally posted on Organic Consumers Association
Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto's ingenious marketing strategy. The strategy? Genetically engineer seeds to grow food crops that could tolerate high doses of Roundup. With the introduction of these new GE seeds, farmers could now easily control weeds on their corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa crops--crops that thrived while the weeds around them were wiped out by Roundup.
Eager to sell...
Pesticides have been linked to cancer, developmental disabilities, endocrine disruption, and many other serious problems.
This infographic from Juicing with G gives critical information about which are the most, and the least, pesticide contaminated fruits and vegetables.
This chart does not address GMOs. So sweet corn shows up as being less contaminated with pesticides, mainly because the husk catches most of them. But if the corn is genetically modified, then it is itself literally registered with the EPA as a pesticide. Watch out for that!
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