FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic.


FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses.

But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!

Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American  consumers  who eat conventional chicken  have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical.

Until this new study, both the  poultry industry  and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to  chickensended up in their  meat.  The fairy-tale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim… it’s just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.

But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves. And what’s the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma  LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic  feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed  products  in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:

Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.

But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA  continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of  cancer.

The National Chicken Councilagrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat  in the United States.

What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink  elderberry   juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice  manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.”  Which  drugs  would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drugs” if you tell people how it can help support good health.

The FDA has also gone after dozens of other  companies  for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support  health. Plus, it’s waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

Eat more poison, in other words, but don’t consume any healing foods. That’s the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients.

Oh, by the way, here’s another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn’t know about hamburgers and conventional beef  : Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cows in factory beef operations.  So the arsenic that’s pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger  to be consumed by the clueless masses who don’t even know they’re  eating  second-hand chicken crap.

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Human brain deletes useless memories to stay tidy.


The mechanism, which prevents the human brain from being littered up by outdated and useless memories, has been uncovered by US scientists.

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Before encountering any familiar situations the brain makes a subconscious prediction on what it expects to come across.

But if this prediction turns out to be wrong the memories related to it diminish and are more likely to be completely forgotten, the researchers at Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin said.

“This has the benefit ultimately of reducing or eliminating noisy or inaccurate memories and prioritizing those things that are more reliable and that are more accurate in terms of the current state of the world,”Nicholas Turk-Browne, an associate professor of psychology at Princeton University, said.

Turk-Browne used the example of “a trip to a coffee shop” to explain the memory filtration mechanism applied by the human brain.

The brain of a person, who comes to the coffee shop for the second time in a row, automatically predicts that he’ll be serviced by the same barista (Rachel), which gave him coffee on his first visit.

But when he sees another employee (Mike) behind the counter he instantly forgets about ever meeting Rachel as the information about her becomes irrelevant, he said.

The scientists came to the conclusion after an experiment involving 24 adults, who were shown pictures in a specific sequence, while their brain activity was monitored by a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine.

After analyzing the acquired data, they learned that the participants were more likely to forget the photo when their brain‘s prediction that it’ll be shown to them next was the strongest.

“Our specific hypothesis in the context of the experiment is that the bigger the prediction, the more the error and the more likely you are to forget the thing you were predicting,” Turk-Browne stressed. “We think it’s the error causing the forgetting.”

“How can we measure the error? That’s difficult. But we know the error is proportional to the strength of the prediction. So we use the strength of the prediction as a measure of the prediction error,” he added.

The researchers said that the memory is strengthened when a remembered object or event is encountered, while wrong predictions can lead to the memory’s degradation.

“This is a very general mechanism for influencing what people remember and forget on the basis of whether it can be reliably predicted given the situation in which it occurs or not,” Turk-Browne said.

“People remember and forget a lot of things. This isn’t going to explain all of remembering or all of forgetting, but this is an automatic, unconscious way the brain has to figure out when things turn out not to be really reliable in terms of how the world is structured,” he added.

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The research was first featured in an article called “Pruning of memories by context-based prediction error,” which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Doctors, Scientists and Survivors Break Their “Code Of Silence” And Expose The Truth About Cancer .


After losing his parents to cancer, the dramatic docu-series follows one man’s “quest for the cures,” as he travels the country interviewing the top doctors and scientists and the patients they treat.

If you’re ready to discover the TRUTH about how you can not only prevent but even treat and beat cancer naturally, then you don’t want to miss this series.

The cancer industry destroys or marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies that do more harm than good.

No chemotherapy drug has ever actually cured or resolved the underlying causes of cancer. Even what mainstream medicine considers “successful” chemotherapy treatments are only managing symptoms, usually at the cost of interfering with other precious physiological functions in patients that will cause side effects down the road. There is no such thing as a drug without a side effect.

CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION MAY KILL CANCER, BUT THEY ALSO KILL YOU

Chemotherapy has a number of post-treatment adverse effects. Most chemotherapeutic agents do enter the brain and they can directly and indirectly produce a number of acute and delayed changes to the central nervous system. These effects can last for years, then dissipate, or, when they occur in young children, can ripple into adulthood.

The long-term survival rates of chemotherapy patients are grossly exaggerated because most of these patients end up dying of diseases unrelated to the original cancer itself, but instead related to the treatment.

Chemotherapy drugs (especially alkylating agents) are known to cause other cancers including leukemia many of these drugs fall into this class. Alkylating agents directly damage DNA of all cells. These agents are not phase-specific; in other words, they work in all phases of the cell cycle. Because these drugs damage DNA, they can cause long-term damage to the bone marrow and consequently affect long-term immunity. With these drugs, the risk for a second cancer develops slowly over time but their diagnosis is inevitable. Studies have shown that the risk begins to rise about two years after treatment, is highest about five to 10 years after treatment. It’s the reason most chemotherapy patients die 10-15 years after treatment.

Radiation therapy can also increase the risk of developing cancer in most people. The types of cancers linked to radiation therapy are vast, but primarily consist of leukemia and sarcomas. These cases typically develop a few years after radiation exposure with the peak of risk being about five to nine years after exposure. Again, most patients that pursue radiation therapy develop secondary cancers related to treatment and not as a consequence of the original cancer. Radiation-induced cancers have exploded in the past two decades ever since radiation has proliferated as a treatment, usually secondary to chemotherapy.

Some other cancer risks are tied to radiation therapy, as well. Solid tumors can develop at or near the site of the radiation exposure even 10 or more years after the radiation therapy. These risks seem to be greatest in certain areas of the body, such as the breast and the thyroid. In some of these cases, your age at the time of radiation treatment plays a role. For example, younger breast cancer patients are more likely to develop a second cancer from radiation therapy than older breast cancer patients.

BOTTOM LINE: CANCER TREATMENT KILLS

More than half of all cancer patients suffer significant treatment-related toxicity. Treatment can also result in life-threatening infections or patients may simply die of their cancer.

When asked about how to improve a patient’s response and outcome, Nelson replied “alternatively, it may be possible to use smaller, less toxic doses of therapy.”

But small doses of poison are still poison.

The bottom line is that chemotherapy destroys virtually all cells and systems before getting to the actual cancer. This means your central nervous system, organ systems and your immune system (to name just a few) are all compromised even years after the treatment has subsided. Forget about cancer killing you because chemotherapy will do a much better job in the long term.

Chemotherapy causes healthy brain cells to die off long after treatment has ended and may be one of the underlying biological causes of the cognitive side effects — or “chemo brain” — that many cancer patients experience.

Conventional cancer treatment is a massive and expensive fraud–a non-treatment that sickens and kills more people than it ever “cures.” It can never cure anything because it poisons the body which only causes more disease in the future.

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If you enjoy taking “selfies,” you could be a psychopath


Some would contend that it’s nothing but an irritating fad spurred on by a growing phenomenon of self-obsession and narcissism. But the act of taking “selfies,” or self-snapped photos of oneself typically for the purpose of plastering all over social media, may actually be indicative of a serious mental condition.

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Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) found that individuals who share lots of selfies online actually display clinical psychopathic traits, including a lack of empathy. Particularly men who digitally alter their selfie photos before sharing them, say experts, may be exhibiting narcissistic tendencies and unhealthy patterns of self-objectification.

But women aren’t exempted from this designation. Everyone has seen the infamous “duck lips” photos which are often accompanied by seductive, self-focused poses, which suggest both insecurity and instability by the person taking them. Selfie addiction could indicate that a person is literally maniacal, not to mention impulsive and explicitly self-centered.

Published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, the new study looked at antisocial traits in participants compared to their individual levels of selfie addiction. They found that participants who regularly post selfies online scored higher than average on the sociopath scale than participants who don’t engage in this activity.

Individuals who doctor their photos to make themselves look especially attractive were found to display signs of narcissism, including the perception that they can only relate to others by feeling more intelligent and attractive than them. On the other hand, individuals who immediately upload photos of themselves after taking them display signs of impulsiveness and a lack of empathy, two indicators, say psychologists, ofpsychopathy.

“Psychopathy is characterized by impulsivity,” said Professor Jesse Fox, an assistant professor of communications at OSU. “They are going to snap the photos and put them online right away. They want to see themselves. They don’t want to spend time editing.”

Increasing use of social media creating self-centered, self-obsessed culture of psychopaths and sociopaths

The survey, which included 800 men between the ages of 18 and 40, revealed what many people might see as obvious — the vanity that accompanies constantly posting images of oneself to social media is not normal and suggests that society as a whole is becoming increasingly more self-obsessed and self-focused.

“It’s not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more narcissistic,” added Professor Fox, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “The more interesting finding is that they also score higher on this other anti-social personality trait, psychopathy, and are more prone to self-objectification.”

“Most people don’t think that men even do that sort of thing, but they definitely do.”

In women, such actions are generally regarded as problematic in the sense that they can lead to negative self-perception issues that in turn lead to eating disorders, body modifications and other vain attempts to achieve a certain image. But the same problems can occur in men as well, says Professor Fox, illustrating the curse that is social media.

“We know that self-objectification leads to a lot of terrible things, like depression and eating disorders in women,” concluded Professor Fox. “With the growing use of social networks, everyone is more concerned with their appearance. That means self-objectification may become a bigger problem for men, as well as for women.”

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Scientists get closer to HIV cure


Scientists have taken crucial steps in their quest for finding a remedy for HIV by finding clues about how the virus manages to evade detection after being suppressed by drugs.

A Pakistani mother sits next to her HIV+ son, receiving blood at a medical center in Peshawar.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, made the announcement on Wednesday after they analyzed blood samples from 25 patients with the human immunodeficiency virus, AFP reported.

After being treated by antiretroviral drugs, the sleeping virus harbors mutations that help it skirt detection by the immune system.

Now, scientists have voiced hope that the immune system can be trained to spot the peril and destroy it.

After the infection is rolled back, HIV hides in a component of the immune system, called memory CD4 T cells, lurking there to rebound once the therapy is stopped.

The research, originally published in the Nature journal, touches upon the “kick-and-kill” strategy.

“Our results suggest that luring HIV out of hiding is winning only half the battle,” said Robert Siliciano, a professor of molecular biology at the university, adding, “We found that these pools of dormant virus carry mutations that render HIV invisible to the very immune cells capable of disarming it, so even when the virus comes out of hiding, it continues to evade immune detection.”

Out of the 25 HIV+ patients the researchers studied at the university, 10 had undergone early therapy and 15 had started the drugs only after the virus entered a chronic stage.

Almost no mutations were detected in the virus inside the bodies of early initiators of the therapy, while the others had HIV stuffed with “escape mutations.”

Still, the virus had retained a tiny bit of its original viral protein, left non-mutated, in the bodies of the late initiators of the therapy.

Scientists exposed uninfected immune cells to the virus of both kinds and managed to kill 23 percent of the cells with escape mutations and 61 percent of the ones in the early initiators.

“It’s as if the immune system had lost its ability to spot and destroy the virus, but priming killer T cells that recognize a different, non-mutated portion of HIV’s protein reawakened that natural killer instinct,” Siliciano said.

10 Great Facts About Beer.


You thought that maybe you knew everything there was to know about beer, but the folks over at Geobeats would beg to differ. For instance, were you aware that pouring beer on your scalp could actually give you a better head of hair? Ever realize that there was once a beer made with a 55% alcohol content? Did you know that beer has been made from some really unusual sources, such as facial hair, cannabis leaves, and even meteorites? Most people know that too much beer can cause a mighty hangover, but did you know that beer has actually been proven to be good for you, and can also keep kidney stones away?

For more, ever wonder if expensive wine really does taste better than the cheap stuff?How much wine is a healthy amount, per day? A bottle? Great.

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Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In All 50 States Thanks To Congress


While Congress was busy stripping away consumer protections and legalizing bank fraud, they managed to slip in a little provision which made many marijuana advocates rejoice. States that have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes will no longer have to worry about federal raids on their operations.

The Obama Administration has made it part of their policy, although unofficially, to neither indict nor raid dispensaries and growers of medicinal marijuana. While this isencouraging, it is a tenuous hope at best. Just because the Obama Administration has not made it a priority and put focus on other issues within the nation does not mean that a future administration could reverse course and begin a hunt to take on the medical marijuana movement.

Since the “War on Drugs” began back in the 1970’s the United States has spent more money fighting this than any other moral social expenditure. We have created a system of imprisoning more people than all other nations on the planet – combined! The vast majority of our prisoners are in jail due to the harsh sentences imposed by the “war on drugs.” In fact, 1 in 8 prisoners is in prison because of marijuana. And the disparity between blacks and whites receiving sentences for marijuana is also sadly depressing.

But Congress may have finally begun a stage of waking up from decades of failed policy. As stated above, tucked in the newest budgetary act, Congress approved a measure to legalize all the creation, distribution, sales, possession, and use of medicinal marijuana.


All 50 states are affected by this measure. This does not mean that medicinal marijuana is effective immediately in every state. The states must first ratify at their ownlegislature the passage of medicinal marijuana in order for the process to begin. Currently, there are 32 states that have medicinal marijuana approved. The remaining 18 states need to realize it’s time to catch up and put this horrible legacy of imprisoning our population behind us.

This brings to light a problem plaguing combat veterans suffering from PTSD. Many of them have been given prescriptions by the Veteran’s Administration and receive medicinal marijuana in states that have measures legalizing it for medicinal purposes. Will this now extend the medical practice to any of those 18 states who have yet to see the light?

That is another question that could set a precedent for speeding up the process to making this the non-issue it always should have been.

5 Foods You Should Eat This Winter .


Chilly winter weather affects more than just your wardrobe and heating bill. Your body also experiences changes in energy levels, metabolism and even food preferences.

Do you react to bitter cold by skipping the gym and convincing yourself you deserve a calorie splurge to warm up and offset your discomfort? You’re not alone. But the cold truth is that no weather warrants unhealthy eating habits. Just as you shouldn’t overdo ice cream during the dog days of summer, you shouldn’t live on a steady diet of hot chocolate and warm cookies during winter.

Winterizing your diet can be healthy — and tasty — if you add a few favorite cold-weather foods. Start with these.

  • Carrots

  • Root vegetables

    Local produce can be hard to find when cold weather inhibits crop growth. But root vegetables like beets, carrots and turnips can withstand the cold, so local farmers can provide fresh produce — and you can reap the benefits. Roast carrots for a boost of beta-carotene, or boil turnips for vitamins C and A.

  • Oatmeal with fruit

  • Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is much more than just a convenient breakfast food; it also provides nutrients that are essential during winter. Oatmeal is high in zinc (important for proper immune function) and soluble fiber (associated with heart health). Although instant oatmeal is more convenient, it is a bit more expensive. To eat healthy on a budget, go with old-fashioned oats.

  • Vegetable soup

  • Soup

    Soup is winter’s perfect food — as long as you hold the cream, salt and beef. Look for soup recipes that call for chicken broth, vegetable broth or water as the base and include a lot of vegetables. Pair your soup with a side of 100 percent whole grain crackers for a dose of grains. Don’t have any recipes handy? Try Cleveland Clinic’s tasty and healthy Collard and Lentil Soup.

  • Tuna

  • Spicy tuna roll

    For a suprising alternative to typical comfort foods — often loaded with fat and sugar — try sushi. Choose rolls lined with tuna or salmon. Both are good sources of vitamin D. During the winter months, when you have limited exposure to the sun, food sources of the bone-healthy vitamin become even more essential. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with impaired growth, weakening of the bones and even the risk of heart disease.

  • Broccoli

  • Broccoli and cauliflower

    Aside from getting the flu shot and washing your hands regularly, these cruciferous vegetables may be your top defense against winter sickness. Broccoli and cauliflower are both high in vitamin C, which is associated with enhanced immune function. If you can’t find fresh versions, don’t fret — frozen broccoli and cauliflower are just as nutritious.