Fixing The Healthcare System Cheaply!

This is a story about an ununited America, an America dictated to by those who chose profits over people. It is a story  about how those profiting are destroying our health and health care system It is also a story about how easily this can be rectified as suggested by a very creative lady named Phen who attended at a meetUp for intellectual conversation that I hosted.

The story:  People in America feel alone and in pain because they cannot feel part of something that they are told is their enemy by the news media, America. Media makes us think we live in a terrible country with lots of intolerable problems and dangerous leadership. In reality we are great country with lots of hope. Look around and notice that this is a great county because we are so much different and so much better than other countries whose people are refugees fleeing everywhere they can, like here. Remember people from all over the world still come to our shores for the opportunity of freedom. We’re still the place that everyone dreams of coming to when they are always looking for for a better place to go to; but, this is not to say that it cannot be better. This is the beauty of America, we are free to change it by peaceful process, if we take pride in the American Dream.  To restore America strength means to restore belief in America and the joy our people have in being here. What we need in a leader is someone who can restore our faith for way JFK did.

To do this we need a media that will stop fighting the president and destroying our image of America which is exactly what the Communists have hoped to do.  It’s time to give Americans hope again and a belief that what they working for is a future for their families and God’s dream of peace on Earth through love and respect. It’s time to give people back their pride in America.

Why am I writing this? Because I’m tired of feeling like I must go it alone and like I must make everything work on my own because America is not working for me.  Most Americans feel alone they don’t feel part of a team thanks to the media.  We need to establish the word team again.  Pride, love, happiness, satisfaction, dreams, a desire to work, a desire to achieve all comes from one thing,  believing you’re part of a team that makes a difference.  It’s about Not believing that it is all on your shoulders or hopeless.

How does this connect to healthcare?  The big corporations that are making America sick are using the media to make money by selling people on “fake foods”  that make Americans sick (high carb foods, food with bad fats, foods with fructose).  We all know that the “junk” food advertised night and day over media is killing America.  A few years back the carbohydrate food kings of American “fake food” met and agreed that they were killing Americans and that something had to be done. Then they decided not to do anything as it would affect their profits.  They don’t want to stop peddling their junk that causes, diabetes, strokes, cancer and heart attacks on TV or other media.  So the answer is simple. Ban it!

We banned tobacco advertising and everyone knows why, Cancer.  We can similarly ban ALL food advertising on TV.  Do you really need an add to tell you to buy a carrot or fish? No way, you know food when you see it. You only need an add to sell you on “Captain Crunchies Sugar Coated Fat Balls” for breakfast.

Ban Food Ads! How about saving lives, saving the health care system’s disastrous costs and saving our children’s health. It’s easy, ban all food ads from our media and while we’re at it, ban all drug ads just as they do in many other countries.  Just do it across the board so we treat all of them equally.

What would happen?  People would by foods that they can recognize.  People would buy foods that the hear about by word of mouth.  Quality would count, not brainwashing your kids to scream if they don’t get to Micky Dees 3x a week! While we’re add it tell the supermarket to stop playing the same game and get the candy aisle out of the checkout zone.  We don’t have to charge extra for sugary food.  All that does is help pay some money for the surgery that junk food necessitates.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of taxes.  Listen to Phen, ban junk food and drug advertising now!

- This message is brought to you by rational people who don't 
want to see their neighbors lose their legs and arms to diabetes.

 

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How Can You Buy Quality Supplements?

I have spent hours and hours searching for the answer to how to shop for quality supplements.  It is not easy but here are some suggestions for you to use in your quest.

uspUSP Verified – This seal may ensure purity, identity and potency, among other things. When USP verified companies are allowed to carry an official “USP Verified” seal on their labels it probably has value. The group maintains an evolving list of the brands that have received its seal and the places where they can be purchased. Here is a link to their website.

 

NSFNSP Verified – is a program that reviews supplements frequently used by athletes for sports. The blue and white NSF seal means that a product has been independently tested to ensure that it is pure and that it contains the ingredients listed on its label.

 

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Consumer Labs (?) –  ConsumerLab.com, which frequently tests products and maintains an archive of reports on its website may be reliable but I have recently learned that companies with its label pay heavy fees to “earn” the label each year and as such I am discounting their value.

 

TrustPilotTrustPilot – Is a review site that strives to aggregate customer reviews and qualify the reviewers to verify their validity.  I am using them and participating in their program as a reviewer as of today.  What can a customer tell you?  It is unlikely they can tell you much about the quality of the product other than by personal intuition. On the other hand they may be able to tell you lots about customer service and pricing.  Worth checking them out.

Who do I use?  I get some of my products from a naturopathic doctor in Ct. Why?  if the products don’t work his patients don’t come back and he is very successful. I also order from Swansonvitamins.com   They carry their own brands as well as name brands and all at pretty good prices.  Their fees have gone up over the years so I have been searching for other sources.  At this point they are still hard to beat in my impression.  Apply the two seals,  NSF and USP and you may have your best option!

……………. Janr Ssor.

 

Your skin is not the boundary of your body, there is none!

Scientists have discovered that the bacteria in your gut is similar all across the world much like blood types – I have a different take on this!

Dr Peer Bork found what he calls 3 EnteroTypes by sequencing the gut bacterial DNA.  These  bacteria help with digestion, absorption of nutrition and even help manufacture vitamins we need to stay alive.  In essence, the types of bacteria that live in our gut vastly affect our naked-459711_640health.  It makes me wonder if our naked skin really defines the borders of our bodies as it does for many of us viewing the picture on the right.

Many of us who are focused on holistic health care,  have paid attention to this ill defined body boundary as we use probiotics to heal illness and damage done by Antibiotics.   In fact a holistic alternative approach to treating food poisoning is huge doses of probiotics (gut bacteria) to crowd out the “bad” ones in the spoiled food that are now in our gut. The “bad” ones then cannot grow and are eliminated.

Note too,  that there are an estimated  100 trillion microbes in our gut, and yet our body is made up of about 10 trillion cells.  In other words we have 10 times more microbes in our bodies than “our supposedly own body cells!”

Here is something I want you to think about!  If we have more “bacterial” cells in our body then “body cells,”  which is our real body?    Now don’t decide to quickly!  We tend to  define our body by what we view as our physically attached cells that work as organs and as a team with the rest of our bodies structures.  Guess what,  the gut bacteria are physically attached to us and they work as part of the team.  Yes, they can live outside our bodies if the environment is right but, So What!  Heart cells transplanted to a petri dish with the right nutrients can continue beating for years. It has been done.

The next time you take an antibiotic casually to “help” kill of a persistent cold,  keep in mind that you are destroying the cells of  your body that make up your gut!  The truth about reality is that it must constantly be re-defined based upon the growth of human knowledge and anatomy gut bacteriaunderstanding.  Never,  Never,  Never think of the boundaries of your body as the skin over your bones.  If you do,  you may carelessly poison your body and ruin your life and that of your loved ones.  We are one with the world in more than the mystical sense shared by the “Hippy Drama” of the 1960’s or the “Tree Huggers” of the 21st century.    Think Big,  Never Believe That Anything Is A Proven Fact, Always Question, Always Grow… just as you did when you were 6 years old.

Consider a new approach to staying healthy, consume more bacteria rather than less…..   Just make sure it is the right type!

Janr Ssor

Who Is Poisoning Your Children With “Food!”

If you don’t know what is killing your family and causing cancer, you as a parent can say you were just ignorant as they bury your child and so you can try to avoid blame.  But, were you ignorant or just to busy to be responsible?

Root Beer, Ethics, Profits, Economics and Cancer

I was looking for the ingredients in Root Beer when a Google search result made me see how Root Beer was connected to  America’s current economic and political challenges.

A&W Screenshot from 2014-09-18 08:42:25How can this all be connected? The idiocy of corporate America and the Oligarchy it has created in America became  clearer to me in this “proud” ad for A&W Root Beer. I began to think of Marie Antoinette’s casual elitist statement, “let them eat cake!”  How confident she was that the average person should live in poverty and misery while she from her “untouchable” palace might simply laugh at them. Do American’s understand how history has repeated itself again?

To understand America’s challenges, just read the ingredients (in their arrogant ad at the left)  and you should be able to quickly see that nothing in this bottle is safe for human consumption*. Everything is artificial, unhealthy and geared towards profits with no respect for humanity.  PLEASE,  don’t have the audacity to tell me that they don’t know and are just trying to make a better soft drink!  Al Capone said,  when convicted of heinous crimes,  “All I did was try to provide the lighter pleasures for my countrymen and for that I live the life of a hunted man!”

A&W was once a name that meant real root beer.  Years ago we were likely ignorant of the dangers of sugar.  Today we know all about sugar’s connection to cancer and that artificial chemicals are likely causes too; however, they are the cheap, profitable byproducts of petroleum manufacture.  Here are the ingredients, as in the ad to the left: A&W Root Beer. Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural*and artificial flavors. By the way, the caramel color (from burnt sugar) is also a known carcinogen.

When corporations are now (thanks to legislation) considered people but do not have the same legal restraints as people (In essence they are Royalty),  they can chose to have no ethics and no concerns as they are above the law!  This lack of ethics that is so prevalent in America today, should cheer ISIS who wants to decapitate our countrymen to create horror.  Why should they bother when corporations are already doing their work without concerns?

Where there is no ethics, and only the economics of profit, your death by ISIS or CANCER is of no concern.  A loss of ethics in the search for profits, grows systemically like a cancer.  In the  “food” industry, as each competitor substitutes one cheap chemical for something real, to out do their competitor, so may the next do the same. The race to the bottom ensues and all those trusting souls, who are deceived, suffer.

The Opium of The Masses: It is said that man lives his whole life in search of  “completion,” knowing a purpose for his existence. Despite the promises of marriage, completion is not a spouse but unity with  an ethical, caring, loving God.  The MEDIA of modern society has connected us all in an illusion of completion.  It’s evolution is clear, first print, then radio,  TV,  Internet, Email, Text…..  It is an illusion of completion, of joining with others in search of truth,  but twisted and poisoned by advertiser unethical manipulation.  It lets advertisers manufacturers and politicians, lie cheat and steal with impunity.  It is true the A&W would rather not publish the chemicals that it calls food but is forced to by government regulation. However it is the control of your mind, knowing that you will not complain, even as your loved ones die from cancer,  that lets them continue with confidence!  If Marie Antoinette had this power, she would have certainly been reassured!

Janr

*natural flavors:  this word does not mean it is something safe for human consumption. It means something hard to define and in one case it means the crushed anal gland extracts of an Beaver put in food as a flavoring!

 

Monsanto NO! GMO YES?

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While Monsanto and others, such as  collaborating factory food farmers,  have banded together to financially support an agenda of using you and your children as experimental lab mice for their GMO “food,” this does not make GMO a bad word or a bad idea.

The value of GMO organisms to humanity might just be proven in the coming years if transparency,  honesty and the Nations of  Earth as a consensus are part of the process.  All of humanity on Earth deserve a voice in what if ANYTHING  GMO is released into our environment and even more so if it is into our food supply!

However, Monstanto and its financial partners need you to experiment on and so they work to deny you access  to information that will let you chose between GMO and NATURAL food. The spend millions to fight your right’s to GMO labeling of food in the marketplace.

They in essence treat you like the humans caged for experimental purposes in Planet Of  The Apes;  they make you into experimental lab rats planet of apes cages 01for their experimental GMO foods!  This is far from transparency.

I am NOT for GMO food, I do not believe it is safe for humans or the environment!  The Monsanto products are especially horrific as the are bred to produce toxins and tolerate toxins (pesticide) that Monsanto manufactures and evidence clearly shows are dangerous to humans and the environment.

On the other hand there can be benefits from GMO organisms that the Earth’s people can agree upon if produced with transparency and careful research and development controls. What kind of products might be of benefit?

Well considering that an estimated 3/4 of a million people die each year from mosquito bites,  wiping oxitecout mosquitoes without poisoning the environment with toxic chemicals might be a good plan!  Or even better, creating GMO mosquitoes that are revolted by the scent of human bodies (less impact on an environment whose complexity we cannot hope to understand, currently. Is anyone working in this direction?  One company is and that is Oxitec however their approach is not without concerns and conflict.

Director of GeneWatch UK, Dr Helen Wallace, said: ‘Local people should be aware that releasing large numbers of GM mosquitoes can pose risks to their health and the environment. ‘They also need to know who will be liable if anything goes wrong. Will Oxitec take responsibility for any problems, or GeneWatch UKjust walk away?’ GeneWatch said changes could be introduced into the wild population which means the Dengue Fever they spread might become more dangerous to humans.  It claims that if the numbers of one type of mosquito – Aedes aegypti – is reduced as result of the release of GM versions, others, such as the Asian Tiger mosquito, which also carry the virus, could come in and thrive. Gene Watch also claims that there is no evidence from experiments conducted to date that human cases of Dengue Fever fall as a result of releasing the GM insects.

The future benefits or tragedies of GMO organisms remains shrouded in mystery.  The complexity involved in predicting the benefits or dangers of releasing GMO organisms into something as complex as our environment is currently beyond the comprehension of humanity.  At first glance Oxitec’s plans to sterilize dangerous mosquitoes seems sensible; however, GeneWatch’s  Helen Wallace’s comments also have merits! Destabilizing one species might enable an even more dangerous species!

This is why transparency is so needed. It will promote open debate and discussion that may provide enough of an answer to make the risks worth the benefits.  This would  especially be true  if unexpected damages an be reversed and those seeking to profit from this technology are willing to take Personal Liability as well as insurance to repay those harmed against unforeseen consequences. Look no further than the environmental damage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Genetic Literacy Project  is supposed to be such an enlightened institution for GMO education and transparency.  However when you MotherJones Magdig deeper it certainly appears that the huge monetary clout of the big  GMO industry may have its tentacles in the door of integrity and the Genetic Literacy Project may not be transparent at all.  Mother Jones magazine has an interesting story in this regard so here in the story “The Making of an Agribusiness Apologist.

In the recent Superman sci-fi movie,  survivors of Krypton come to Earth intending to terraform Earth into a planet for Krypton’s beings to live on.  In the process, humanity would be obliterated. Releasing a truly dangerous GMO organism into the Earth’s environment has potentially similar dangers and one that we might not be able combat.  There is  a great deal of need for debate and world wide cooperation in the establishment of transparent multinational institution, like the UN was supposed to become, whose sole purpose is to protect our fragile world from the financial greed that lurks behind the potentially great technologies that science has served up.

Janr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Earth Is Alive – And We Are Its Cells

In some of my sci-fi stories I share the understanding of how small our role is in this universe’s history; but, how big our role may be in keeping the planet Earth Alive.  Here is a wonderful  scientific analysis of why what I preach may be what we should all practice.  If you know that the Earth feeds us then you should also know that we must feed the Earth. ……here is the story.

 

Read more?….. Joseph Mercola’s Article 

Were Those Really the Best Vitamin Studies They Could Find?

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Reporters are not just substitutes for recording devices that playback sound bites.  They are supposed to be intelligent people who analyze data, with the help of experts and then REPORT what is the best possible truth to the American public.

NBC,  has totally failed to do this in their recent report on Vitamins and supplements.  I put NBC on their head, upside down, because that is about as silly as they look when you read what they ignored in creating this dangerously deceptive report!

In essence,  their reporters told us that if you took a Very Tiny dose of vitamins you would not benefit.  In reality, numerous studies point to huge benefits by taking dosages high enough to matter. Read the report linked above, by Joseph Mercola, that clearly dispels the inaccuracy of NBC’s reporting.  It’s worth your time as it could just save your life!

Dr Joseph A Ross ODBSVS

Can We Trust Monsanto with Our Food?: Scientific American

Scientific American has been my favorite publication ever since I was a kid.  Now, to my disappointment,  I must write this publication off my list of respected sources due to the article named in the title above. The article which is available in the hyperlink below, from Scientific American, has the strong smell of scientific bull shit; here is why:   Like any “good politician”  this article which claims to reply to your concerns,  answers the wrong question!  In other words,  it is a clear lie.  The question is not weather this elitist intellectual scientist  is right about GMO food being safe; the question is do you have the right  to choose by food labeling! This author answered the first question not the second and even the answer to the first if full of holes as you can learn from GMO Myths & Truths linked on the right –>

It is unlikely that GMO food is safe, as hundreds of articles have pointed at reasons for concern!  Some important issues are the destruction of normal soil bacteria by plants secreting chemo-toxins (they were modified to create) that now damage the soils health as a food for plants!  Another is the sudden die out of bees from colony collapse disorder which may turn out to be a byproduct of GMO foods as many suspect.  Even if all these are wrong,  NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO EXPERIMENT ON YOUR FAMILY WITH GMO FOODS, and not tell you!  That is the issue.  Monsanto is fighting with billions of dollars of corporate money to have our government BAN the labeling of food as GMO so you won’t know!

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN’S ARTICLE  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-we-trust-monsanto-with-our-food&page=2

Why Monsanto Is Nearsighted And Dangerous!

We have long known that  there are 10 times more bacterial cells in our body than our own cells making up our bodies. This is because what we call “our” cells creates a healthy supportive environment for the “good” bacteria and these bacteria create nutrition by helping digest our food and protect our bodies form dangerous invaders.  The Very Faulted Model that uses antibiotics to kill off bacteria has long been known to be wrong!  For example:  using antibiotics to stop a minor infection destroys you gut bacteria and causes you to feel weak run down and even depressed.  Cleaning your bodies with too much anti-biohazardbacterial soap,  exposes you to dangerous infections!  We are just beginning to understand how important bacteria are to our bodies!  Recent findings show that the “right” bacteria in your body can help you think better and avoid serious depression and anxiety!  We know, for example, that naturally bacterial fermented vegetables (Natural Pickles such as Bubbies Pickles) can give you hundreds of times the bacteria you need compared to a single probiotic pill.  For centuries people have washed off veggies to remove lose dirt and then packed them in salt water, so that they would ferment and become pickled by the natural balance of bacteria that lives in the Earth!

Monsanto is out to create new plants and animals that last longer on the supermarket shelf, grow bigger faster and have build in chemicals that kill or repel insects, bacteria and other micro-organisms.  The obvious problem here is that the reason these “things”  they will create last longer is that they disrupt the harmony of life between micro-organisms and macro organisms, like us!

If you are concerned about the environment and the possibility that too much industrial pollution and water pollution can destroy our environment,  imagine what will happen to YOUR inner environment when the plants you consume cause the bacteria in you gut and the Earth to die out or mutate to new forms for their survival?  YOU MAY NOT SURVIVE!

Monsanto has envisioned good things that could come out of GMO plants and animals.  There is this possibility but if this is there real goal then the right way to achieve it is by proving it in testing labs on test animals in test environments.  Instead,  they have used political clout and PAC money from other big Agriculture factory farms to block the labeling of food as GMO,  as they are required to do in Europe!  Instead of research in labs that protect our environment they are getting mothers to feed their children untested potentially dangerous GMO foods by not allowing them to know what they are buying!  Yes, you mothers are unwittingly using your children as lab animals for Monsanto’s research!

This is both nearsighted and dangerous!  Monsanto is not the “Company Of The Year”  that FORBES magazine rated them a few years ago, but instead possibly the next environmental disaster to befall to all of humanity.  They have the potential to be worse than the Black Plague, unless they are stopped!

Monsanto has blocked you access to information labeling foods as GMO but for now you can find and avoid some.  Read this for a guideline. 

Janr Ssor.