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March 29, 2017

New Law Could Eliminate Informed Consent for Human Experimentation With Vaccines and Meds

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New Law Could Eliminate Informed Consent for Human
Experimentation with Vaccines and Meds

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Monsanto Colluded With EPA on Dangers of RoundUp

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Monsanto colluded with EPA on dangers of RoundUp

Dr. Patricia Bragg just signed an important petition demanding an immediate investigation into collusion between Monsanto and the EPA to hide the health risks associated with RoundUp.
She thinks you should too: Sign the petition here

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March 27, 2017

These 16 Restaurants Have the MOST Antibiotics in Their Meat! Avoid Them!

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These 16 Restaurants Have The MOST Antibiotics
In Their Meat! Avoid Them!

Interesting facts…I do not eat in these restaurants – sadly …. millions of Americans do…
Blessings of health from Health Crusader Dr. Patricia  Bragg

Learn More  about restaurants that received an F in antibiotic practices

By now you probably know quite well how much of the mass-produced meat in this country is laced with antibiotics, but we’re here with a list of the worst restaurant chain offenders.

A collaborative new report recently ranked the 25 largest US fast food and causal restaurant chains based on their policies and practices when it comes to antibiotics in their food. For the second year in a row, Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill were the only two chains to score an A grade. The CDC estimates that at least two million Americans contract antibiotic-resistant infections every year. The American Academy of Pediatrics explained that the overuse of antibiotics in animals can make bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter stronger and resistant to drugs that were previously able to ward them off.

The following restaurant chains received F grades in antibiotic practices:
  1. KFC
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts
  3. Sonic
  4. Olive Garden
  5. Denny’s
  6. Starbucks
  7. Jack In The Box
  8. Burger King
  9. Applebees
  10. Domino’s Pizza
  11. Chilli’s
  12. Little Caesars
  13. Buffalo Wild Wings
  14. Dairy Queen
  15. Arby’s
  16. IHOP
 

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

Best Nutrients to Stop Periodontal Disease & Bone Loss

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Best nutrients to stop periodontal disease
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Periodontal disease and bleeding gums are troublesome enough. However, they could also pave the way for more serious health issues. Periodontal disease can cause periodontal bone loss in the jaw, and it is also an indicator that bacteria levels in the mouth are too high. (But, that’s not all …)

Periodontal disease and the bacteria and inflammation associated with it can be the precursor to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and even cancer. Periodontal bone loss has also been associated with osteoporosis. A root cause of these issues is inflammation and poor cellular health.

Periodontal disease solutions: The power of vitamin C and quercetin

Fortunately, there are natural solutions to bleeding gums, periodontal disease and periodontal bone loss. These key supplements can also help to prevent more serious diseases.

Vitamin C is already well known for its effects against infection and inflammation. However, while vitamin C is essential to gum and tissue health, vitamin C taken with flavonoids like quercetin work together synergistically to reduce inflammation and maintain gum health – even more effectively than just taking vitamin C alone.

The flavonoid quercetin is found in abundance in vegetables and fruits, especially berries. This helpful compound can also be taken in supplement form for natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

The combination of vitamin C and quercetin seems to be greater than the sum of its parts. Quercetin and vitamin C together pack a more potent punch against inflammation and cell damage that could otherwise lead to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, cancer, and early death.

Reducing inflammation while supporting cellular vitality is key to health

A 2012 study of 60 healthy males age 19 to 23 compared the effects of vitamin C alone, quercetin alone, a combination of the two, or a placebo. The subjects participated for eight weeks and did not take any other drugs or supplements during this time.

The results showed inflammation and cell health improvements from 50 to 62 percent for those taking the combination versus a 35 to 47 percent improvement in the other groups.

Researchers believe this is due to vitamin C’s ability to support and regenerate quercetin in the body. Vitamin C seems to enhance and augment the antioxidant properties of quercetin and improve its bioavailability.

As we age – the question is: ‘Are you CoQ10 deficient?’

CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is another potent antioxidant vital to tissue integrity that can help bleeding gums, periodontal bone loss, periodontal disease, and more serious health issues. In fact, CoQ10 is essential for all tissue and organ health in the body. It helps prevent free radical damage to cells while supporting energy production. However, the body is less able to produce CoQ10 as we age.

The ability to heal requires adequate levels of CoQ10, and low levels of the compound have been associated with periodontal disease. Fortunately, a CoQ10 deficiency can often be easily resolved with supplementation of 60 to 600 mg per day depending upon current state of health. CoQ10 is also found in foods like broccoli, spinach, mackerel and sardines.

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March 24, 2017

Garden Club of Santa Barbara Celebrates at the University Club of Santa Barbara

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Garden Club of Santa Barbara Celebrates
at the University Club of Santa Barbara

Luncheon with Garden Club of Santa Barbara. Allison from Bragg visited with
President Robert Allen and Marine Biologist Deron E. Birkpile, who shared
an interesting presentation on his Work Adventures in Africa.

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Allison with Robert Allen and Deron Birkpile

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

March 23, 2017

Health Care With No Worries

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Health Care With No Worries

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The U.S. spends more on health care per person, and as a percentage of gross domestic product, than any other advanced nation in the world, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. But all that money has not made Americans healthier than the rest of the world. Quite simply, in our high-priced health care system that leaves millions overlooked, we spend and end up with less.

Other industrialized nations are making the morally principled and financially responsible decision to provide universal health care to all of their people—and they do so while saving money by keeping people healthier. Those who say this goal is unachievable are selling the American people short.

Americans need a health care system that works for patients and providers. We need to focus our federal investments on training the health care providers. We need to ensure a strong health care workforce in all communities now and in the future. We need to build on the strength of the 50 years of success of the Medicare program. We need a health care system that significantly reduces overhead, administrative costs and complexity. We need a system where all people can get the care they need to maintain and improve their health when they need it regardless of income, age or socioeconomic status. We need a system that works not just for millionaires and billionaires, but for all of us.

Under Bernie’s plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment. That freedom would not only help the American people live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives, but it would also promote innovation and entrepreneurship in every sector of the economy. People would be able to start new businesses, stay home with their children or leave jobs they don’t like knowing that they would still have health care coverage for themselves and their families. Employers could be free to focus on running their business rather than spending countless hours figuring out how to provide health insurance to their employees. Working Americans wouldn’t have to choose between bargaining for higher wages or better health insurance. Parents wouldn’t have to worry about how to provide health insurance to their children. Americans would no longer have to fear losing their health insurance if they lose their job, change employment or go part-time. Seniors and people with serious or chronic illnesses could afford the medications necessary to keep them healthy without worry of financial ruin. Millions of people will no longer have to choose between health care and other necessities like food, heat and shelter, and will have access to services that may have been out of reach, like dental care or long-term care.

Simply put, Bernie’s plan will provide all Americans with the sense of freedom and peace of mind that comes from knowing you always have access to the health care you need.

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March 21, 2017

Santa, Taking a Spring Break at the Bragg Organic Farm?

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Santa, taking a Spring Break at the Bragg Organic Farm?

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Forget Sugar-Coated Santa; Meet Sustainable Santa

Richard Eckfield and Wife Helen, founders of “Sustainable Santa” visited us at the Bragg Offices this week, as they traveled from San Francisco to San Diego, sharing their program promoting health to children. Their non-profit organization’s “Outreach” during the Holidays includes teams of Healthy Santa’s with real white beards, visiting Farmers Markets in California. They take photos and share healthy treats. Their message is that Santa wants them to be “Good” by being “Healthy, Happy and Fit for Life.”  Forgetting sugar-coated Fat Santa, who is out-of-date, and instead introducing modern Healthy Santa who is a kids counselor and urges kids to eat a healthy diet and live a sustainable lifestyle.

Richard tells us that sugar is the new tobacco, and just as dangerous. There is a sharp rise in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes and they are preventable and the result of food, beverage and Lifestyle choices.  Dr. Patricia Bragg agrees, and her Bragg Health Kids program is also working to reverse this trend and promote optimum health for children. Her goals are aligned with those of the Eckfield’s, and Patricia has been visiting and supporting Farmers Markets for decades sharing her educational literature. Patricia has been a financial contributor to some of the Farmers Markets in Hawaii where she visits every year. “We have to fight the big corporations who are more interested ion profits than the health of their customers and the health of the planet. Children our our future, and they must understand that overuse of sugar, GMO crops, pesticides, preservatives, plastic packaging, are not healthy choices. Growing our own veggies and berries, supporting local Farmers Markets, and avoiding processed foods, is how they can help restore their health.

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New Study: A Healthy Plant-Based Diet Can Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk by a Third

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A Healthy Plant-Based Diet Can Cut
Type 2 Diabetes Risk by a Third

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The study, published online in the journal PLOS Medicine and funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, surveyed 200,000 health professionals for more than 20 years.

Researchers used a diet index in which plant foods received positive scores and animal foods and less healthy plant foods (sweet beverages, refined grains) received reverse scores.

Study Results

  • Overall, a healthy plant-rich diet that was low in animals foods was associated with a 20 percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • The most healthy plant-based diet (centered around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts) was associated with a 34 percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • A less-healthy plant-based diet (more refined and processed foods and sugary drinks) was associated with a 16 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Even a modest reduction in animal-based foods (from 5-6 servings to 4 servings per day) was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

“This study highlights that even moderate dietary changes in the direction of a healthful plant-based diet can play a significant role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes,” said lead study author Ambika Satija, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Nutrition.

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

March 20, 2017

Court Case That May Change Fate of Monsanto

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Court Case That May Change Fate of Monsanto

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For years, Monsanto has been trying to hide the detrimental risks their leading herbicide, Roundup, poses to human health and the environment. Over the years, numerous studies have been published proving that the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, can cause cancer, miscarriages, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and more.

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Despite the overwhelming amount of evidence in support of the harmful effects of Roundup, Monsanto continues to monopolize the entire North American seed industry without government intervention. Roundup can be found all over any non-organic food, golf courses, and soil, despite the fact that it is a known carcinogen. However, thanks to a federal court judge in California, Monsanto may finally be tried for its wrongdoings and secrecy, shedding light on the truth about Roundup and the company’s ties to the U.S. government.

The Court Case That May Change the Fate of Monsanto

On February 27, 2017, Judge Vince Chhabria declared to Monsanto that, despite the company’s objections, numerous documents will not be kept sealed and turned over to be used against the company. Judge Chhabria is currently overseeing over 55 lawsuits against Monsanto in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He even threatened Monsanto that if the company continues to pursue extensive efforts to keep important documents out of the hands of the public, he would impose sanctions.

The court cases were filed as a result of numerous claims that Monsanto’s Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system and could potentially be caused by Roundup. These specific lawsuits are being handled together as “multi-district litigation” (MDL) in San Francisco, although there are tons more claims from people all over the U.S. who developed the same type of cancer after being exposed to the herbicide.

“I have a problem with Monsanto because it’s —- it is insisting that stuff be filed under seal that should not be filed under seal,” Judge Chhabria explained in the hearing. When documents are “relevant to the litigation, they shouldn’t be under seal, even if they are not – are embarrassing to Monsanto, you know, even if Monsanto doesn’t like what they say.”

Another questionable subject that was brought up in the hearing is the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains that glyphosate is “likely not a carcinogen.” Why would the government knowingly support a false claim, as it has been proven that glyphosate can cause cancer? As a result of the EPA’s stance, there was some concern during the hearing as to whether or not those involved in the trial would even believe experts who explain the science behind glyphosate being carcinogenic.

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People trust the establishment so readily, yet the EPA has, on numerous occasions, colluded with oil companies and Monsanto, all of which threaten the environment, which the EPA claims to protect. However, this case is expected to blow the lid off Monsanto’s close ties to EPA higher-ups, including Jess Rowland, head of the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC). A report by that committee was “accidentally” leaked to the public at a time that was favorable to Monsanto given its latest lawsuits.

According to court filings by plaintiffs’ attorneys, discovery documents “strongly suggests that Mr. Rowland’s primary goal was to serve the interests of Monsanto.” Mr. Rowland has yet to publicly address these allegations; however, he has since left the agency and retired.

Plaintiffs state that the litigation has revealed documents proving that Rowland was “straining, and often breaking, ethics and rules to benefit Monsanto’s business.” Internal Monsanto communications exposed that the company pushed this report to be published immediately in order to “preempt other potential actions or inquiries about the dangers of glyphosate,” according to a court filing.

Further proof lies in the form of a letter from a former EPA scientist to Rowland stating that there were significant scientific grounds for the EPA to reclassify glyphosate from a “possible human carcinogen” to a “probable” cancer-causing agent, but clearly, Rowland ignored this expert’s opinion.

The controversy surrounding the cancer-glyphosate relationship is strange, as even the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen years ago. Numerous studies have proven the cancer-glyphosate link (examples 123), but despite the overwhelming amount of evidence, it is still being debated in U.S. courts.

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Fortunately for California consumers, another California judge just ruled against Monsanto in a case that aimed to enforce mandatory cancer warnings on Roundup labels. Judge Kristi Kapetan finalized her ruling last week, confirming that California will now classify glyphosate as a chemical “known to the state to cause cancer,” in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise known as Proposition 65.

In  January 2016, Monsanto filed a lawsuit against the State of California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) over the agency’s notice of intent to list glyphosate as a Prop 65 chemical. After a long battle, the company finally lost and will be forced to put cancer labels on their most popular herbicide, Roundup, in California.

Hopefully, now that these labels will be on their herbicides, the courts can stop debating on whether or not glyphosate is a carcinogen. This will likely bode well for the cases in California, but since many of the claims were made outside of the state where the same laws don’t apply, it may have less impact around the country.

Rowland and some of the higher-ups at Monsanto are set to have depositions later in March 2017. A key hearing is set for October 2017, at which time expert witness testimonies are expected to be presented to the judge and then trial dates will likely begin in early 2018.

Just How Toxic Is Roundup for You?

Numerous countries have banned the use of Monsanto’s Roundup, including Russia, Sri Lanka, and much of Europe. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich announced that Russia had “made the decision not to use any GMO in food productions.” This is namely due to safety concerns surrounding GMOs and toxicity of the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate.

Thanks However, in reality, there’s much more to the herbicide to be concerned about. A study published in the journal Biomedical Research International  showed that Roundup is 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. The eye-opening abstract reads as follows:

Pesticides are used throughout the world as mixtures called formulations. They contain adjuvants, which are often kept confidential and are called inerts by the manufacturing companies, plus a declared active principle, which is usually tested alone. We tested the toxicity of 9 pesticides, comparing active principles and their formulations, on three human cell lines. Glyphosate, isoproturon, fluroxypyr, pirimicarb, imidacloprid, acetamiprid, tebuconazole, epoxiconazole, and prochloraz constitute, respectively, the active principles of 3 major herbicides, 3 insecticides, and 3 fungicides.  

Despite its relatively benign reputation, Roundup was among the most toxic herbicides and insecticides tested. Most importantly, 8 formulations out of 9 were up to one thousand times more toxic than their active principles. Our results challenge the relevance of the acceptable daily intake for pesticides because this norm is calculated from the toxicity of the active principle alone. Chronic tests on pesticides may not reflect relevant environmental exposures if only one ingredient of these mixtures is tested alone.

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), revealed an even more disturbing truth: Glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.” Another studysuggested that glyphosate can cause celiac disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, kidney failure, miscarriages, infertility, birth defects, obesity, autism, depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer.

“It is commonly believed that Roundup is among the safest pesticides… Despite its reputation, Roundup was by far the most toxic among the herbicides and insecticides tested. This inconsistency between scientific fact and industrial claim may be attributed to huge economic interests, which have been found to falsify health risk assessments and delay health policy decisions.” – R. Mesnage et al., Biomed Research International, Volume 2014 (2014) article ID 179691

It’s not really a surprise that Monsanto refuses to admit the health risks associated with GMOs and Roundup, as the company makes billions of dollars every year from its monopoly on the seed industry. As a result, it’s difficult for consumers to even know when they’re eating GMOs or other products doused in Roundup because there’s a lack of transparency. This isn’t surprising from a corporate perspective; however, it would be reassuring to see the government step in and help the people instead of the corporations.

I think that all of this speaks to corruption inherent in the judiciary system. It has become less about serving the people and more about protecting the corporations. If we could truly trust the government to protect people, then the EPA would not be collaborating with companies like Monsanto. However, perhaps with these new court cases in California, a shift will start to occur and justice will start to be served!

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

Study – Vitamin B Reduces Negative Air Pollution Effects

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Study – Vitamin B Reduces Negative Air Pollution Effects

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According to a new study published in PNAS, researchers at Columbia University demonstrated that B vitamins may play an essential role in reducing the impact of air pollution. This is the first study to show possible interventions that may prevent or minimize the adverse effects of air pollution. Specifically, it shows how preventive measures with B vitamins can influence particular pathways that may mitigate these adverse effects.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 92% of the population lives in places where air quality levels exceed the limits of 10 μg/m3. Air pollutants can deposit in the respiratory tract, which can result in lung and systemic inflammation. Although there has been substantial lowering of air pollution through large-scale emissions control policies over the past few decades, its negative health effects are still common and may contribute to many complex health issues.

In this study, researchers gave participants a placebo or B vitamin supplement containing folate, pyroxidine, and cobalamin. Plasma B vitamin levels were assessed before and after, which demonstrated that B vitamin supplementation prevented changes in the genes involved in mitochondrial oxidative energy from air pollution.

The truth is, we all live in an ever-increasing toxic environment. More than 80,000 chemicals are introduced into the world each year and our indoor environment is likely more toxic than our outdoor environment.

We are exposed to pesticides, herbicides, chemical solvents, xenobiotics, and industrial chemicals of all kinds through the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. These toxins accumulate in our body and contribute to the total toxic load that can cause a variety of health problems. Unfortunately, this exposure to environmental toxins is often unavoidable.

What can we do? Support our detoxification pathways. There is significant evidence of the importance of diet and nutritional supplementation in maintaining detoxification pathways.

This Blog is moderated. It is created to be informative, inspiring and uplifting. Our positive philosophy at Bragg is to communicate with love and respect. As Paul and Patricia Bragg teach, in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others, ask yourself: "Is it good, is it kind, is it necessary?" All comments that do not fit this philosophy will not be posted.

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