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Julius Caesar

by Joshua J. Mark

Gaius Julius Caesar was born 12 July 100 BCE (though some cite 102 as his birth year). His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar, was a Praetor who governed the province of Asia and his mother, Aurelia Cotta, was of noble birth. Both held to the Populare ideology of Rome which favored democratization of government and more rights for the lower class as opposed to the Optimate factions’ claim of the superiority of the nobility and traditional Roman values which favored the upper classes. It should be understood that the Optimate and the Populare were not political parties in conflict with each other but, rather, political ideologies which many people shifted toward and from, regardless of class in society. The concept of appealing to the people for support, rather than seeking approval from the Roman Senate or the other Patricians, would work well for Caesar later in life.

Youth & Military Service

When he was sixteen, his father died and Caesar became the head of the family. Deciding that belonging to the priesthood would bring the most benefit to the family, he managed to have himself nominated as the new High Priest of Jupiter. As a priest not only had to be of patrician stock, but married to a patrician, Caesar broke off his engagement to a plebian girl and married the patrician, Cornelia, daughter of a high profile and influential member of the Populares, Lucius Cinna. When the Roman ruler Sulla declared himself dictator, he began a systematic purge of his enemies and particularly of those who held to the Populare ideology. Caesar was targeted and fled Rome but his sentence was lifted through the intercession of his mother’s family.  Still, he was stripped of his position as priest and his wife’s dowry was confiscated. Left without means of supporting himself or his family, Caesar joined the army.

He proved himself an effective soldier, even being awarded the civic crown for saving a life in battle, and was promoted to the staff of the military legate to Bithynia to secure a fleet of ships. In this, as in his time as a soldier, Caesar was successful and, when Sulla died, he decided to return to Rome and try his luck as an orator (a modern-day lawyer). In this, too, he proved a success and became well known as an eloquent speaker.

It is said that when pirates told him he would be ransomed for twenty talents, Caesar claimed he was worth at least fifty.

In 75 BCE, while sailing to Greece, Caesar was kidnapped by pirates and held for ransom. In keeping with the high opinion he had of himself, it is said that when the pirates told him he would be ransomed for twenty talents, Caesar claimed he was worth at least fifty. While he was held captive by them, Caesar was treated well and consistently maintained a friendly relationship with the pirates. He is said to have repeatedly told them that, upon his release, he would hunt them down and have them crucified for the affront to his family and personal dignity and this threat the pirates understood as a joke. Upon his release, however, Caesar made good on that threat. He had the pirates’ throats slit before crucifixion, however, in a show of leniency owing to their easy treatment of him in captivity. This determination of Caesar’s, to do exactly what he said he would do, became one of his defining characteristics throughout his life.

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Top 9 Super Herbs to Cleanse Your Kidneys

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1. Parsley

Parsley is a potent, natural diuretic herb that can cleanse the kidneys. It promotes increased urine output to help flush bacteria and germs out of the kidneys. Parsley owes its diuretic effect to the compounds apiol and myristicin.

A 2002 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that rats that drank parsley seed extract produced significantly more urine over a 24-hour period than those that drank water.

  • Drink a few cups of parsley tea for about a week to cleanse your kidneys. To make the tea, add 1 tablespoon of crushed fresh parsley to a cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes, then strain it.
  • Alternatively, prepare a detoxifying drink by mixing ¼ cup of parsley juice, ½ cup of water and a little honey and lemon juice. Drink it twice daily for a couple of weeks.
  • You can also include this herb in your salad and other dishes.

Note: Avoid eating large amounts of parsley if you are pregnant.

 

2. Dandelion Root

According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, dandelion works as a diuretic in humans and increases urine production. Due to its diuretic properties, it helps cleanse both the kidneys and the liver. Moreover, dandelion relieves water retention and soothes irritation in the urinary system.

To cleanse the kidneys, you can drink 2 cups of dandelion tea twice daily for a few weeks. To make the tea:

  1. Boil 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion root in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat, cover and steep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain, add some honey and drink the tea.

You can also make this tea with dandelion tea bags.

Note: As this herb may react with certain medications, consult a doctor prior to using dandelion to cleanse your kidneys.

3. Marshmallow

Marshmallow also contains diuretic properties that encourage increased urine flow. This helps cleanse the kidneys from the buildup of toxins and promotes kidney health. Moreover, marshmallow can fight kidney, urinary tract and bladder infections.

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of dried marshmallow roots and leaves to a cup of hot water.
  2. Cover and steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then strain it.
  3. Drink 2 cups of this herbal tea daily for a week to cleanse your kidneys.

Note: Avoid marshmallow if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have diabetes.

4. Ginger

Ginger is another effective cleansing herb for the kidneys. It can help flush toxins and harmful materials out of the kidneys as well as improve digestion. This herb is also beneficial for cleansing your liver.

  • One of the best ways to enjoy ginger’s cleansing benefit is sipping ginger tea. To make the tea, simmer 2 teaspoons of fresh-grated ginger in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Strain, add honey and lemon juice as per taste, and drink it 2 or 3 times daily.
  • Also, include raw or dry ginger in your everyday cooking to keep your kidneys in good health.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is another well-known herb that has cleansing properties. It cleanses the kidneys, detoxifies your liver and purifies the blood. Moreover, it contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and treat kidney inflammation and infections.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of raw turmeric juice, the juice of ½ or 1 lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper and a little honey in a cup of warm water. Drink it once daily for a few weeks.
  • Another option is to add ½ teaspoon each of turmeric powder and dry ginger powder to 2 cups of boiling water. Simmer for 10 minutes, then strain it. Add the juice of ½ lemon and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Drink it once daily for a few weeks.
  • You can also eat a little raw turmeric or add it to your meals.

6. Celery

Celery has natural diuretic properties. It aids in removing toxins and harmful materials from the body by increasing urination. In addition, celery contains essential nutrients that stimulate your kidneys. In fact, regular celery intake can prevent kidney stones and infections.

  • Drink 1 glass of celery juice every day for a few weeks.
  • Alternatively, make a glass of juice by blending 2 celery ribs, ½ cup fresh parsley, 1 carrot and 1 cucumber in a juicer. Drink this once daily for a few weeks

7. Stinging Nettle

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    Stinging nettle can also help cleanse your kidneys. Due to its diuretic properties, it increases urine production, helps remove metabolic waste and promotes renal excretion.

    At the same time, this herb helps keep crystals from forming into stones and keeps bacteria away to reduce the risk of kidney infections.

    1. Steep 2 teaspoons of fresh or dried stinging nettle in a cup of hot water.
    2. Allow it to steep for about 10 minutes.
    3. Strain and add a little honey.
    4. Drink this herbal tea twice daily for a couple of weeks.

    Note: As this herb can interfere with blood-thinning, high blood pressure, diuretic and diabetic medications, always consult your doctor before including it in your diet.

     

    8. Horsetail

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    Horsetail is a common herb with diuretic properties. It increases urine output to flush harmful toxins and materials out of the body. In addition, its antioxidant properties offer many benefits to the kidneys and renal system.

    • To make horsetail tea, add 1 to 3 teaspoons of fresh or dried horsetail to a cup of boiling water. Cover, steep for 5 to 10 minutes and strain the herb before drinking the tea. You can drink 2 to 3 cups of this tea daily for a week to cleanse your kidneys.
    • You can also take horsetail supplements to promote flow of urine. Consult your doctor before taking supplements.

 

9. Uva Ursi

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Uva ursi is an herb that has natural diuretic properties that help cleanse the kidneys and fight kidney infections. The chief constituent of uva ursi is a phenolic glycoside called arbutin that makes this herb diuretic in nature.

Its astringent properties encourage harmful toxins and bacteria to pass out of the kidneys. This herb also helps keep the pH balance of urine from being too acidic.

You can take this herb tea or supplement form to cleanse your kidneys. Consult a doctor for the correct dosage and procedure to take this herb.

 

Note: As this herb may interact with certain medications, consult your doctor before using it.

Additional Tips

  • Avoid smoking, tobacco products and excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine.
  • Strive to maintain normal blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Keep your cholesterol level in check.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration.
  • If overweight, try to lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Avoid fried foods and too much salt.
  • Follow a diet rich in fruits, green vegetables and whole-grain foods.

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How Dairy Industry is Misleading The Public

There has been billions of dollars spent by the government to drink milk so that you can get the daily recommendation of calcium, potassium, and protein. What they do not tell you is that you can get the same amount from fruits and vegetables.

During the first world war, milk started to be heavily produced to give nutrition to the soldiers around the world. Because of this, farmers starting focusing more on dairy and got rid of their other animals, predominantly making milk from cows. But as the war ended, there was way more milk than people to drink it.

This is why campaigns started to get people drinking more milk, instead of making less of it. Ever see those Got Milk ads? Those were created to try to keep selling all that milk.

This video breaks it down perfectly. At the end of the day, the FDA, who is in charge of creating these health regulations, also has a hand in the marketing for these massive companies.

You can eat dairy and have a healthy diet, but thinking that it’s essential is simply marketing.

 

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Summer Fruit Salad

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  1. 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  2. 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  3. 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  5. 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  8. 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  9. 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  10. 3 bananas, sliced
  11. 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  12. 1 cup seedless grapes
  13. 2 cups blueberries
Instructions
  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
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Artificial sweeteners make your brain think you’re fasting, researchers say

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News

 

Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can make people feel hungry, leading them to eat more and gain even more weight. That’s because they tinker with the brain’s reward center, according to a new study out of Australia.

Researchers fed fruit flies a diet sweetened with sucralose (you know it as Splenda) for five days. The insects ate 30 percent more than they did when consuming a diet containing natural sugars. The same thing happened when mice were fed sucralose for a week.

Previous studies have shown that other artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and saccharine, also cause hunger to spike. The University of Sydney researchers said this is because the brain expects a reward to follow when it perceives something sweet, Tom Philpott reported in Mother Jones. And the brain doesn’t take no for an answer.

“They found that inside the brain’s reward centers, sweet flavor sensations are accompanied by the expectation of a calorie blast. Since the fake sweetener doesn’t deliver the expected calories, the flies go looking for more calorie-rich food to restore balance,” Philpott wrote.

In the Australian study, published July 12 in the journal Cell Metabolism, the sucralose diet also made the flies and mice want more natural sugar — not because they are gluttons that lack self-control, but because the ancient machinations of their brains are wired to seek nutrients when sensing famine.

In short, artificial sweeteners, with no calories or nutrients, trick the brain into thinking it needs more food.

“After sustained consumption of artificial sweetener, the animals could detect much smaller concentrations of real sugar, would eat more of it and respond to it physiologically with much more intensity,” lead author Greg Neely told Scientific American.

Another effect was an increase in insomnia and hyperactivity, which stopped when sucralose was removed from the animals’ diet.

Of course, a fruit fly does not make a mouse which does not make a human. And Neely told Dr. Bret Stetka, writing for Scientific American, “I think the basic message here is that we know the artificial sweetener sucralose is not totally inert — at least in animals. This justifies more research into how these compounds affect people as well.”

There have been concerns about sugar substitutes since the 1970s, when studies suggested that saccharine caused bladder cancer in rats. Subsequent research, however, found the danger didn’t translate to humans, and the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates artificial sweeteners, says they are safe at approved levels. (You can, according to the FDA, have 23 packets of Spenda a day with no ill effect, if you weigh 132 pounds.)

But other studies raise troubling questions about their effect on human metabolism. Earlier this year, Canadian researchers found that expectant mothers who consumed the most sugar substitutes were more likely to have overweight or obese babies. And a 2014 study in Israel concluded that artificial sweeteners can change the composition of some of the trillions of microbes that live in our digestive tracts, the gut flora that influence not only our immune systems, but our brains.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest changed its rating for sucralose from “caution” to “avoid” in February after a controversial study said high doses of Splenda caused leukemia in Swiss rats, a charge that Splenda dismissed as a faulty conclusion of a “poorly conducted and unscientific” report.

Sucralose, according to the Splenda website, is approved for use in 80 countries and is an ingredient in more than 4,000 products worldwide. It was approved by the FDA in 1998.

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All About Garlic: Simple Gardening

This tutorial explains how to grow and pick garlic. Anybody can do it!

 

 

HORROR: Big Pharma developing baby vaccines for PREGNANT women

by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Vaccine industries have their sights set on a new market that they hope will someday be as massive as that created by the just-shy-of-obligatory childhood vaccine schedule: pregnant women.

The industry is working with the FDA to create new rules to test and develop vaccines designed to be given to pregnant women, in order to pass antibodies on to their unborn infants. The fact that this protection would only be short-term is not viewed as a problem.

Indeed, the industry is elated at the possibility to start vaccinating – via their mothers –babies too young to receive traditional vaccines.

Industry senses new opportunity

The concept of maternal vaccination targeting the infant immune system is not a new one. As far back as the 1960s, researchers were working on such a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – a common and mostly harmless infection that nearly everyone gets by age 2, and that is usually only dangerous for premature infants or babies with other health problems. Companies had soured on the idea of developing an RSV vaccine for newborns after the original RSV vaccine was actually found to increase children’s vulnerability to the disease, and caused two deaths.

But companies also worried that vaccinating pregnant women would not go over well with the public.

“The companies had some concerns about the use of maternal vaccines in a litigious society,” said immunization researcher Ruth Karron of Johns Hopkins University.

In recent years, however, pregnant women seem to have become more accepting of getting vaccines.

“We really had a sea change in the U.S. in terms of pregnant women getting the flu vaccine,” said Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The industry traces the start of this trend to the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and to later vaccination campaigns during pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks.

In spite of CDC recommendations, most vaccines – including flu and Tdap vaccines – have not been proven safe for pregnant women. Just take a look at the FDA package inserts.

FDA colluding with shady research

The industry is looking to change that, by lobbying the FDA for a change in regulations that have made it difficult to test drugs on pregnant women.

“We are open to discussing alternative trial designs and alternative endpoints,” said Marion Gruber, director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review.

Now major vaccine companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax and Pfizer are working on various maternal vaccines, including for RSV and for Group B Strep (GBS). They hope that these vaccines will someday be administered routinely during pregnancy.

Research for a GBS vaccine has posed problems, since pregnant women in the United States are regularly given antibiotics if they test positive for GBS – even though research has shown that this practice contributes to antibiotic resistance, may harm children’s developing microbiomes, and provides little or no health benefit to the babies it is meant to help. This means that there isn’t much of a population to test a GBS vaccine on.

So, GlaxoSmithKline is instead carrying out trials on women in sub-Saharan Africa. The FDA has promised to accept the results, even though the followup methodology has been blasted as flawed.

“Many of [these women] don’t deliver in a hospital,” said Laura Riley, vice chair of obstetrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. “You can’t just go vaccinating people and not know the outcome.”

While pregnant women have a strong and understandable desire to protect their infants, the evidence still shows that the single best way to protect a child from disease is to breastfeed (or to feed pumped breast milk out of a bottle). Breast milk contains antibodies, immune factors, enzymes and white blood cells that help a child fight off infection. Breastfeeding is even linked to lower lifetime rates of non-infectious diseases, including leukemia and diabetes.

Of course, a mother should be sure to keep her own immune system in top shape to provide maximum protection through her milk. One way to support whole-body health is by consuming superfoods such as spirulina.

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Pepsi’s move back to aspartame is symptomatic of the decline in the diet drink market

By FoodProcessing Staff
Friday, 01 July, 2016
 

A serendipitous tasting of a chlorinated sugar compound by insecticide researchers in 1976 resulted in Tate & Lyle patenting the non-nutritive sweetener sucralose, in 1976.

At about 320 to 1000 times the sweetness of sucrose, three times the sweetness of aspartame and twice as sweet as saccharin, sucralose is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions, and it can be used in baking or in products that require a longer shelf life.

By 2008, sucralose had been approved for use as a sweetener in food by more than 80 countries. As media reports of correlation between cancer and aspartame consumption in rats (but not in humans) proliferated and sales of diet drinks dropped, PepsiCo announced that in April 2015, it would be moving from aspartame to sucralose for most of its diet drinks in the US.

Just over a year later, the company has announced it will be bringing back aspartame-sweetened Diet Pepsi in the US this coming September and will be selling both aspartame- and sucralose-sweetened versions of Diet Pepsi.

In its effort to bolster sales of Diet Pepsi, PepsiCo ran into two problems. The first: many drinkers were shifting away from artificially sweetened diet drinks, sending sales nose-diving. The second: those who remained ardent fans liked the taste of aspartame and didn’t like sucralose.

US retail sales of Diet Pepsi fell 10.6% in volume terms in the first quarter of 2016; its soda market share fell 0.4 percentage points to 4.1% in the period, according to industry tracker Beverage Digest. Sales of Coca-Cola Co’s Diet Coke declined 5.7% over the same period. Diet Coke has a 7.4% soda-market share.

Sales of diet soda drinks in the US have dropped by nearly 20% since reaching a peak of $8.5 billion in 2009, according to market research group Euromonitor, and are expected to continue to slide. In contrast, sales of energy drinks are expected to grow from $12.5 billion last year to $21.5 billion by 2017, according to the market research group Packaged Facts. Meanwhile, since the mid-1970s, US consumption of bottled water has surged 2700%, to 38 billion litres in 2013, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation.

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Muhammad Ali, Parkinson, Aspartame Mix With L-Dopa

By Dr. Betty Martini,D.Hum
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Today Parkinson is back in the news with the death of Muhammad Ali. I thought about him fondly remembering some of his calls years ago. I suspect his Parkinson developed due to head trauma because of his boxing career. He found me on the net because of his concern about aspartame’s interaction with Parkinson drugs like L-dopa.

I remember Ali’s kindly manner. This was in the 1990’s and interesting to learn he actually helped Senator Orrin Hatch win re-election in 1988 never knowing it was Hatch who kept aspartame congressional hearings from happening until 1985, and Hatch accepted money from the aspartame’s manufacturer, at that time Monsanto. President Reagan was doing a favor for Donald Rumsfeld when he worked for G. D. Searle, original manufacturer, by writing an executive order preventing FDA Commissioner Dr. Jeri Goyan from signing the revoked petition for aspartame into law. Dr. M. Alemany did the Trocho Study which showed the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. He told me in Barcelona aspartame would kill 200 million people which it probably has and all this could have been prevented if Rumsfeld had not been hired to get this deadly chemical poison marketed. Be sure to see the whole story in the documentary, “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”, www.sweetremedyradio.com

Ali was very grateful for all the information. I’m sure this education to avoid aspartame allowed him to survive with Parkinson Disease so many decades. I always enjoyed his conversations. Unfortunately, today aspartame is in many things unlabeled which is against the law. The dairy and jam people petitioned the FDA to allow it unlabeled. Dr. Ralph Walton told me its in all gums no matter the label. The Just Like Sugar Company, www.justlikesugarinc.com is in the process to making a gum aspartame free.

How bad is the situation? Aspartame interacts with L-dopa and to make matters worse drugs like Parcopa and its generic actually contain aspartame: http://www.rxlist.com/drug-interactions/carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone-oral-and-cholestyramine-aspartame-oral-interaction.htm So many notified Schwarz Pharma including myself: http://www.wnho.net/schwarz_pharma_letter.htm, and they refused to remove aspartame with full knowledge of the deadly interaction and indisputable facts sent. To Big Pharma its just more deadly drugs to sell with an amoral attitude to the loss of life.

Recap of the Aspartame Parkinson Issue:

I learned about aspartame almost a quarter of a century ago when a friend was diagnosed with Parkinson. My husband asked me to find out why after just being diagnosed he appeared to be dying. With my medical background I knew something had to be triggering these reactions of his arms and legs flinging out.

As It happened a doctor was visiting us who asked me to check if Dick Wallace was using NutraSweet. I called Dr. H. J. Roberts, world expert, (Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.amazon.com) and he said he was probably using L-dopa with his Diet Coke. Indeed he was and in eliminating aspartame his reactions stopped. . Dick’s case is in this medical text.

Aspartame is a deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic, carcinogenic, genetically engineered, adjuvant, drug and teratogen, a literal chemical poison that can easily take your life. It goes by many names, NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, Canderel, Benevia, Neotame, Advantame, AminoSweet, E-951, etc. Required by law but often missing is the PKU warning in products with unlabeled aspartame. In reality Dr. James Bowen says aspartame can actually trigger PKU.

Most remember when Michael Fox developed Parkinson, a Diet Pepsi spokesman, and highly addicted to the aspartame in this product. Pepsi recently removed this poison from Diet Pepsi but substituted sucralose. Splenda is chlorinated sugar and who wants to consume bleach? Years ago Dr. James Bowen wrote the article “Save The Fox”. I even called his physicians but his doctors were ignorant of how aspartame precipitates Parkinson’s disease, and its interaction with monamine oxidase inhibitors, alpha-methyl-dopa and L-dihydrophenylalanine. Some wanted to help Michael including physicians but he was not willing to accept the facts.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, Neurosurgeon, lost both his parents to Parkinsonism and he wrote the book “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills”, www.russellblaylockmd.com He says excitotoxins can produce Parkinsonism by overexciting the cortical glutamate cells that connect to the nigrostriatal neurons lying deep in the brain. He explains it like lightning hitting the power line outside your house and burning up all of the appliances connected to that line. The powerline represents the cortical glutamate neurons and the appliances, the nigrostriatal system.

It was the late Dr. John Olney who founded the field of science known as excitotoxicity. Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote the book on it. The aspartic acid in aspartame is an excitotoxin.

In 1985 the late Senator Howard Metzenbaum had congressional hearings on aspartame and wrote a bill requiring NIH to do independent studies on what they were seeing in the population as listed below. Notice even then they were seeing this interaction with L-Dopa. This was 31 years ago!

1. The effect of the consumption of aspartame on brain chemistry.

2. The health effects of the consumption of aspartame on pregnant women and fetuses.

3. Behavioral and neurological effects experienced by individuals who have consumed aspartame, especially children who have consumed aspartame.

4. The interaction of aspartame with drugs including MONAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS, ALPHA-METHYL-DOPA AND L-DIHYDROPHENYLALANINE and

5. The effect of the consumption of aspartame in increasing the probability of seizures.

Why would anyone in Congress not want to have these studies done as thousands complained of using aspartame and suffering the problems listed in this bill? The FDA themselves listed 92 documented symptoms from 4 types of seizures to coma and death. Read the report on www.mpwhi.com Senators like Orrin Hatch were given money by Monsanto. The bill never got out of committee and no moratorium was put on aspartame. Who knows how many millions have had Parkinson’s precipitated by this excitoneurotoxin, and then how many died from the interaction with L-Dopa. Whose fault is it – the aspartame industry, the do nothing for the people Congress, the FDA who now admit they are broken and controlled by Big Pharma who fund them or industry using aspartame and know its an addictive chemical poison and care more for money than people? The pop companies can never say they didn’t know this was poison as the National Soft Drink Assn (now American Beverage) wrote a 33 page protest which is in the congressional record on my web site. Then they turned around and lobbied for NutraSweet. The public had no knowledge of what went on and the cemeteries flourished.

The last honest FDA scientists and toxicologists did testify before Congress as well. FDA scientist and toxicologist Dr. Adrian Gross on 8/1/85 said aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment which forbids putting a carcinogen on the market. He said because of the brain tumors and brain cancer the FDA should not have been able set an allowable daily intake. In 1987 FDA toxicologist, Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, told the Senate all studies were built on a foundation of sand and should be thrown out. Consider it was approved in 1981 and Dr. Verrett was testifying in 1987 so you have to consider aspartame is on the market without ever being proven safe. Never forget Dr. Gross’ last words to Congress: “And if the FDA violates its own laws who is left to protect the public.” This is why Mission Possible World Health Intl exists – simply to educate the public on this deadly chemical poison. Dr. Blaylock said at a lecture: ” Understand the reactions to aspartame are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide.”

New Aspartame Resources:

Dr. Blaylock has many great books that discuss Parkinson Disease. He has just released a new one called “Dr. Blaylock’s Prescriptions for Natural Health”. Look under Resources on my web site, www.mpwhi.com or you can get it on www.amazon.com He explains: “Few people are aware of excitotoxins, yet these play a significant role in many of today’s disease. Excitotoxins are chemical substances that overstimulate certain types of cells in the brain, all of the nervous system, and many other organs, to such a degree that such cells become damaged or die. Dangerous amount of these substances are found in common food additives, such as MSG, the artificial sweetener aspartame and others.

“The mechanism of excitotoxicity underlie many neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, strokes, brain trauma, autism …..”

The book is life-saving, even tells how to get rid of hepatitis. I’m particularly indebted to Dr. Blaylock for going into hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for stroke. He says “A number of animal and human studies have looked at the effect of HBOT on stroke damage in the brain. Most demonstrate better long-term improvement with HBOT treatments.” I was horrified when my son had a stroke and two TIA’s (transient ischemic attacks) and was taken to Grady Hospital’s Stroke Center in Atlanta where physicians knew nothing about HBOT and strokes.

Back in the 1990’s the late Dr. Ron Lapin who founded the Institute of Bloodless Surgery, developed the cautery scapel and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in bloodless surgery discussed HBOT with me in great detail. He told me that if you could get a stroke victim in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber within 12 hours it could reverse a stroke. The Grady doctor said HBOT was used for things like burns or cosmetic uses and had no knowledge of its necessity in strokes.

No doubt a book needs to be written for medical students who are not taught about such things as HBOT, nutrition and aspartame which damages the mitochondria and interacts with drugs and vaccines. Big Pharma is more interested in them being taught to use dangerous drugs. I educated physicians in three hospitals here and yet I was prescribed drugs with aspartame which listed on my chart as forbidden. It is especially in generic drugs and I was told by one physician aspartame is in every single gastrointestinal genetic drug. I stopped breathing on 3 occasions. Aspartame triggers gastrointestinal problems, and then the drugs used to treat them have it in it. Dr. H. J. Roberts said for years this is outrageous.

Another new book is called “Aspartame: The King of Toxins”, www.amazon.com by Reigh Parker Burch. She is an aspartame victim and now warns the world as Mission Possible Minnesota.. This has a lot of articles I’ve written including what goes on in hospitals. She is an incredible and courageous lady. She has a background in journalism and nutrition.

Here is the Aspartame Resource Guide http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_resource_guide.pdf It gives you lists of other books on the subject like Dr. Woodrow Monte’s book on the methanol in aspartame, “While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills”, www.whilesciencesleeps.com

Every physician and victim, and the public at large should have Dr. H. J. Roberts’ medical text, “Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic”, over 1000 pages, www.amazon.com

The reason the experts have written these books is to alert the public before aspartame can disable or take their life. So when you have to give a gift give a book of life. The recipient will carry the message on to others and save more lives.

Dr. James Bowen on Aspartame and Parkinson:

As to aspartame nobody has ever said it as well as Dr. James Bowen who told the FDA that it’s mass poisoning of the US and more than 70+ countries of the world, now over 100.

He said on the subject of Parkinson’s: “Many NutraSweet victims report Parkinsonian symptoms. This should be no surprise because every biochemical component of the aspartame molecule is implicated in producing Parkinsonian structural damage and creating a biochemical basis for Parkinsonian symptoms. Aspartame is a source of methyl alcohol. Experts in neurodegenerative disease from alcoholism recognize that methyl alcohol is the component of beverage alcohol that causes neurodegenerative disease in Parkinson’s Disease in alcoholics. Beverage alcohol is grain alcohol. .. However, methyl alcohol is also present in very small amounts. … It is the factor that produces the neurodegeneration. Methyl alcohol accomplishes this even though the ethyl alcohol serves as a protective factor. Aspartame on the other hand affords no such protection and the structural components of the molecule are so arranged that the methyl alcohol from aspartame is probably 500 to 5000 times more active in producing toxicity than it would be alone.

“The structural damage in the basal areas of the brain where Parkinson Disease structural damage occurs from the dicarboxylic amino acid neuroexcitotoxins is a problem long recognized. So aspartic acid even in and by itself is a recognized source of the damage to the basal ganglia where Parkinson Disease degeneration occurs. As in the case with methyl alcohol the molecular structure of the aspartame molecule probably makes the aspartic acid damage from aspartame 5000 time more potent than from free aspartic acid on a mg. per mg. basis. The brain with loss of neural tissue to produce the dopamine, a neurotransmitter necessary to let the brain circuitry function normally, is no longer producing dopamine in sufficient amounts in these structures. The metabolic impact of the phenylalanine isolate from aspartame is to remarkably decrease dopamine production thus making Parkinson symptoms much worse.

“The phenylalanine isolate out competes all other amino acids at enzyme sites in the brain. This includes the decarboxylase enzyme sites. Therefore, the amino acid tyrosine is not decarboxylated to tramine which is the first step in producing dopamine in the brain. Therefore, the brain dopamine levels plummet remarkably.”

When Dr. Bowen wrote this it was about Michael Fox and added he reportedly used L-Dopa to try and increase his dopamine levels. “The use of aspartame completely defeats this therapeutic endeavor. Not to mention the fact it caused the degenerative disease called Parkinson’s Disease in the first place. The destructive process will continue as long as he uses it”.

Years of questions and concerns:

Many years ago someone posed the question about the level of dopamine affecting food additives and drugs can a population consume including children in school before compulsive problems develop. His question about the population being at risk from anything that affects dopamine levels in an unnatural way is answered in Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic over and over again. Today our children are medicated instead of educated. Dr. Roberts always said when you see children killing children you have to consider aspartame. He has a whole chapter on aspartame and psychiatric and behavioral problems. The writer was interested in addiction and the methyl ester which immediately becomes free methyl alcohol is classified as a narcotic. This causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. Dr. Roberts gives case after case showing compulsions that bring up the question of crime. It triggers bipolar, paranoia, schizophrenia, panic attacks, suicidal tendencies.

Farewell to Muhammad Ali:

I feel privileged to have had a few conversations with Muhammad Ali and his passing is very sad. We live in a savage time when violence and brutality are acceptable entertainment. Yes, how said it is that such a fine man who exhibited high principles should be taken from us. Pity the insanity that athletics should mangle each other in the “sport” called boxing. I would rather he were alive in full health.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder

Mission Possible World Health Intl

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More information on aspartame on www.dorway.com, www.wnho.net, www.aspartamekills.com  and www.holisticmed.com/aspartame.

Study: Rosemary Oil Could Help Improve Your Memory

Could certain scents affect brain chemistry?

by Julie Fidler

Older adults who suffer from memory loss may be helped by something as simple as sniffing rosemary essential oil, according to researchers at the University of Northumbria. Peppermint may help seniors regain lost memories, too.

Filling a home with these pleasant, natural scents could be life-saving for seniors who sometimes forget to take their medications.

To test the effect of rosemary on memory, Dr. Mark Moss, head of the department of psychology at the University of Northumbria, and a team of colleagues recruited 150 people over 65 years of age, and randomly assigned them to sit in 1 of 3 rooms – 1 that was scented with rosemary, another that was scented with lavender and 1 that was unscented.

Upon entering the rooms, the senior participants took tests intended to assess their prospective memory functions. These tests included time-based and event-based tasks, such as remembering to pass along a message at a certain time during the experiment, and to switch tasks when a specific event occurred. Moss and his team assessed the participants’ moods before and after taking the tests in the scented and unscented rooms.

Upon analyzing the results of the tests, the researchers concluded that those seated in the rosemary room performed substantially better than those in the lavender and unscented rooms.

The results also showed that rosemary was associated with significantly increased alertness, while lavender was associated with increased calmness and contentedness.

Moss told The Telegraph that the scientists scientifically proved what many people have known for ages about rosemary and lavender plants.

“I think that received wisdom through the ages is based on naturalistic observations of behaviour.

We once had herbalists in every village who would have handed out lavender to sleep or chamomile to calm and their effects would have been documented over centuries and millennia. So I think people in the past did realize that rosemary had an effect on memory.

My working hypothesis is that when you inhale rosemary its compounds are absorbed in the blood through the lungs and then are sent to the brain where they can actually act on your brain chemistry.” [1]

Post-graduate student Lauren Bussey said:

“This is the first time that similar effects have been demonstrated in the healthy over 65’s. Further investigation is required to understand the potential benefits of these aromas throughout the life span.”

Other Research Comes to Similar Conclusions

rosemary-oil-essential-fullPrevious studies on brain tissue showed that the compounds in rosemary can stimulate activity.

In a separate experiment by the same researchers, 180 individuals were randomly assigned to consume a cup of either peppermint tea, chamomile tea, or plain hot water. The participants were asked to rest for 20 minutes after drinking their assigned beverage, and were then asked to complete tests that assessed their memory and various other cognitive functions. Following the tests, the subjects completed another mood questionnaire.

The results showed that peppermint tea improved long-term memory, working memory, and alertness compared to both chamomile tea and hot water. Alternately, chamomile tea was found to significantly slow memory and attention speed, compared to peppermint tea and hot water.

The latter finding is rather unsurprising, given that chamomile tea is often recommended by doctors as a safe, gentle way to relax before going to sleep at night.

Moss said of the findings:

“The enhancing and arousing effects of peppermint and the calming/sedative effects of chamomile observed in this study are in keeping with the claimed properties of these herbs and suggest beneficial effects can be drawn from their use.”

Scientists believe that certain scents affect brain function because scent receptors in the nose send messages to the amygdala – the portion of the brain associated with emotions, emotional behavior, and motivation – as well as the hippocampus, which is the considered to be the brain’s memory center.

The research was presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference in Nottingham, England.

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Study: Rosemary Oil Could Help Improve Your Memory