Category Archives: Health Freedom

The real Abraham Cherrix question: Does the State own your body? (opinion)

Both the conventional cancer industry and the mainstream media have so far managed to frame the Abraham Cherrix debate as one concerned with conventional medicine versus alternative medicine. But this framing of the debate is, itself, a deception. The real question is not whether alternative cancer therapies work, but whether the state owns your body and can therefore order you to submit to extremely toxic medical treatments or medical experiments against your will.

Pushers of conventional cancer treatments believe the state does own your body, especially if you’re under 18 years old, and as a result, the state believe it can use any means necessary — including the threat of violence — to force you to submit to whatever chemicals the local oncologist has been convinced are “good for you.” I call it, “Gunpoint Medicine,” and it actually does involve guns, handcuffs, and jail time for those who resist, as we have already seen in multiple cases across the United States.

This distorted belief that the state owns your body, however, runs counter to everything we hold true as free citizens in modern society. We almost universally accept the belief that individual citizens have the right to eat themselves into a state of obesity-induced death, for example, or to smoke their way to lung cancer. We don’t outlaw drinking yourself to death with Vodka or eating your way to heart disease by consuming fried foods at every meal. Why is this? Because we recognize that people have the right to choose how they wish to treat their bodies, even if they make decisions the rest of us disagree with.

The exception to this rule is, of course, those people who cannot make their own informed decisions such as infants and the elderly. But Cherrix, a young man who is old enough to operate a motor vehicle on public roadways, is no infant. He has survived one round of chemotherapy already, and his rational, informed reasoning tells him he may not survive another. He has accurately calculated that more chemotherapy might kill him, and thus he is doing what you, me and all our ancestors have done since the dawn of humanity: Fought to preserve our lives and distance ourselves from threats to our personal safety.

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Shame on AMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine | Welcome to the Alliance for Natural Health – USA

Did you hear the breaking news last night—that multivitamins may shorten your life? Here’s how junk science from the AMA set off the media frenzy.

Bloomberg phrased it this way: “Multivitamins and some dietary supplements, used regularly by an estimated 234 million US adults, may do more harm than good, according to a study that tied their use to higher death rates among older women.” The study’s authors outrageously concluded, “We see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements.”

The study, published in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Archives of Internal Medicine, assessed the use of vitamin and mineral supplements in nearly 39,000 women whose average age was 62. The researchers asked the women to fill out three surveys, the first in 1986, the second in 1997, and the last in 2004, reporting what supplements they took and what foods they ate, and answering a few questions about their health.

That’s right, all the data was self-reported by the study subjects only three times over the course of the 19-year-long study. To say the data is “unreliable” would be a generous description. This kind of “data” has no place in a valid scientific study.

Then the researchers looked at how many of the women had died by 2008. They reported that the number of deaths were somewhat higher for women who took copper, a little bit lower for women who took calcium, but about average for most of the women.

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Obesity expert: Sugar is toxic and should be regulated – opinion – 28 September 2011

While I agree that sugar should be reduced or virtually eliminated in the diet for optimal health, as Robert Lustig does,  I do not agree with draconian/authoritarian approaches to reduce sugar consumption.  To establish a sugar regulatory scheme, would further erode individual rights and hamper the food freedom movement by setting the dangerous precedent that the government knows best what substances you can or can not consume.  I fear this type of expanded regulatory p0wer would be used to deny access to scientifically proven natural cures that are opposed by the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.  The establishment of a “sugar police”,  further entrenches the Federal Government’s interference in your life and needlessly expands the rapidly growing police state in America.   A better approach  for a free society is to inform consumers of the dangers of sugar, and persuade them to voluntarily make healthy dietary choices.

J.T.

It might taste good, but sugar is addictive and fuelling the obesity epidemic, says Robert Lustig

Your lecture on sugar has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on YouTube. Why do you think it’s had so much attention?

The obesity epidemic just gets worse and people are looking for answers. Diet and exercise don’t work and the idea that obesity is about personal responsibility has come into question. Many people have said sugar is bad, but they didn’t supply the biochemistry. I supplied that.

Do you think fructose – which along with glucose makes table sugar – drives obesity?

I don’t think fructose is the cause of obesity, but I do think it is the thing that takes you from obesity to metabolic syndrome, and that’s where the healthcare dollars go – diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

So the idea that “a calorie is a calorie” is wrong?

As far as I’m concerned that’s how we got into this mess. If a calorie is a calorie, the solution is eat less and exercise more. Except it doesn’t work. And the reason is that fructose is toxic beyond its caloric equivalent, so if you consume it instead of glucose you get more of a negative effect even if the calories are the same. It’s important that people recognise that the quality of our diet also dictates the quantity. In addition, “eat less” is a really crappy message that doesn’t work. “Eat less sugar” is a message that people can get their heads around.

Why do we consume so much sugar?

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via Obesity expert: Sugar is toxic and should be regulated – opinion – 28 September 2011 – New Scientist.

The ‘Lemon Tree Lady’ Speaks Out About USDA Threats Over Lemon Tree Confiscation

When life hands you a lemon tree, the USDA takes it away! And don’t even think of making lemonade with any more trees – they’ll take those too.

A special HFA interview with Bridget Donovan, aka “The Lemon Tree Lady,” USDA’s Most Wanted. Or rather, her little beloved lemon tree was. Last week, we reported the story of the USDA demanding her tree three years after a quarantine, but the real USDA mode of operation is in the details below – we can’t make this stuff up!

Did you know she was facing fines up to $60,000 and a federal raid if she did not comply? (Remember the USDA’s $4 million dollar bunnies?) They invaded her privacy, tracked her down through her purchases, and sternly warned they would get that tree one way or another. It appears she is on a “citrus watch list.”

Please read the details below – it will help you if you ever face such a situation. Bridget was no pushover – she did her very best to keep her tree and we wanted to know more. The USDA knows that most people will crumble under such threats and don’t have the funds to fight. And just how far is someone willing to go over a lemon tree?

Thanks to “The Lemon Tree Lady,” we know that scores of others face similar situations and that the USDA spies on our purchases, yards, and even into windows! This is by their own admission. Find out below what happened when people purchased new lemon trees that were compliant.

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via The ‘Lemon Tree Lady’ Speaks Out About USDA Threats Over TREE | Health Freedom Alliance.

How Regulation of Medicine is Bankrupting the United States and What Congress Can Do to Stop It – Life Extension

By William Faloon

A fierce debate is raging as to who will pay for this nation’s skyrocketing sick-care costs.

Private companies have scaled back sharply on health care coverage they used to provide. Employees now pay an increasing percentage of their medical insurance premiums, along with higher deductibles, co-pays, and no-pays (i.e., exclusions). Many businesses provide no health coverage to their employees.1,2

Based on the median income in the United States, the typical family cannot come close to paying the staggering cost of health care themselves.

It seems rather odd, but since neither business nor individuals can afford today’s sick-care costs, the burden is increasingly being borne by the sector least able to pay, i.e., heavily indebted state and federal governments.

The federal government is already saddled with a huge unfunded Medicare liability. No one has figured out where the money will come from to cover these future health care costs.

To put this into context, the most recent estimate of Medicare’s unfunded liability is $24.6 trillion.3 Yet total federal tax revenues taken in annually (which include Medicare premiums) are only around $2 trillion.4,5 As our current President stated last year, we are approaching a point where the government will have to spend more money on Medicare than every other federal program combined!6

The most recent government report states that the Medicare hospital trust fund will go bankrupt five years sooner than what was projected a mere twelve months earlier.7

None of these numbers are reliable. Congress and agency bureaucrats use all kinds of accounting gimmicks when projecting Medicare’s date with insolvency.

For instance, the unfunded Medicare liability was pegged at $37 trillion in 2009.8 That means the government should have had $37 trillion in a trust fund earning interest in order to meet its future obligations. But politicians constantly manipulate the numbers. The latest report reduced Medicare’s official unfunded liability to $24.6 trillion. The reason for these wild fluctuations is that in any given year, officials can create “assumptions” out of thin air, like assuming doctors will take major pay cuts. Congress has not enacted these pay cuts, but bureaucrats pretend they do in order to understate Medicare’s true unfunded liability.9

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via How Regulation of Medicine is Bankrupting the United States and What Congress Can Do to Stop It – Life Extension.

Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities

(NaturalNews) Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.

This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the “mutation pressure” that nudges them toward complete drug immunity.

So if you’re curious about the origins of such a strain, you can essentially reverse engineer the genetic code of the e.coli and determine fairly accurately which antibiotics it was exposed to during its development. This step has now been done (see below), and when you look at the genetic decoding of this O104 strain now threatening food consumers across the EU, a fascinating picture emerges of how it must have come into existence.

The genetic code reveals the history

When scientists at Germany’s Robert Koch Institute decoded the genetic makeup of the O104 strain, they found it to be resistant to all the following classes and combinations of antibiotics:

• penicillins

• tetracycline

• nalidixic acid

• trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazol

• cephalosporins

• amoxicillin / clavulanic acid

• piperacillin-sulbactam

• piperacillin-tazobactam

In addition, this O104 strain posses an ability to produce special enzymes that give it what might be called “bacteria superpowers” known technically as ESBLs:

“Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are enzymes that can be produced by bacteria making them resistant to cephalosporins e.g. cefuroxime, cefotaxime and ceftazidime – which are the most widely used antibiotics in many hospitals,” explains the Health Protection Agency in the UK (http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Infect…).

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Chuck Norris strikes back against GMOs, Codex, and government assault against health freedom

(NaturalNews) Chuck Norris is a famous martial artist, actor, and superhuman-like legend. He deserves recognition for a lot more than simply his fearless strength and unrivaled manliness. The former star of the television show Walker, Texas Ranger is also well-versed in natural health issues, and has taken an open stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), Codex Alimentarius, and the government assault against health freedom.

Natural health allies in the mainstream are few and far between, and Norris is one of a few that truly grasp the health freedom issues that we write about here at NaturalNews all the time. In a recent column at WorldNetDaily, Norris explains to readers why we must all band together and fight as one to protect our health freedoms, which are quickly disappearing right before our eyes.

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