Friday, June 23, 2017

The Elite Want to Transfer Consciousness into a New Body and Live Forever

Soon People Will Line Up Like Lemmings to Get Their Brains Hacked - Two Key Things That Got Overlooked About Project MK Ultra

Oopsies: Gene Editing Now Admittedly Causes Hundreds of Mutations

The Top Ten Menopause Myths

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
Menopause often starts with hot flashes. Or does it? When you reach menopause, you’ll gain weight, won’t you? A lot of people agree that menopause changes a woman’s life in some rather unwanted ways. But menopause doesn’t have to be a time of confusion and anxiety. It may be a time in your life to experience fantastic wellness and a great deal of happiness. You don’t have to believe the un-truths that have circulated for years.
Are menopause myths affecting your health? With so many negative stories being told, it isn’t surprising that women begin to feel anxious about menopause, sometimes even before they’ve had any symptoms. We also see women make choices based on their belief in these un-truths, which often oversimplify symptoms and treatment options.
The truth is that menopause does have challenges. But these challenges are not insurmountable, when women understand their body and the hormonal changes that occur during menopause. Distressing symptoms don’t have to be the norm; you can feel your best!
At Women to Women, we’ve helped thousands of women make choices that complement their individual health. We want to help you understand the truth about menopause with our informative articles.

Myth #1:  Menopause begins at 50

Menopause begins at 50…or at 42…or 36…or 61. The average woman begins menopause at 52, but you may start your transition anywhere from your 30’s to your 60’s. Menopause is technically defined as the absence of a menstruation for a period of one year. Women sometimes say they didn’t know they could start having symptoms many months before the onset of menopause. You may even still be having periods when you start to experience unusual fatigue, hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, and weight gain. If you are having these symptoms, you might be in perimenopause, the shift leading up to menopause. Perimenopause can last from a few months to up to 13 years prior to menopause. Some women experience more symptoms during perimenopause than during menopause itself. This is because your sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone naturally fluctuate more during this time. And these hormones are very sensitive to abnormal adrenal function which occurs with ongoing stress. You can learn more by looking at our articles on perimenopause.

Myth #2:  Weight gain is inevitable in menopause

Weight-gain is an absolute in menopause but you don’t have to allow it! After gaining over 100 pounds in perimenopause, Jenny started a program and lost 20 pounds. Weight-gain becomes more complex during menopause, that may be true and is no longer simply “calories in, calories out.” As you transition into perimenopause and menopause, your ovaries make fewer sex hormones, and you might experience hormonal imbalance. Your body may respond by trying to protect itself. Its preferred method of protection is to store fat, especially around the waist, hips, and thighs. Fat stored in these areas also produces more estrogen, which in turn, leads to more fat production. The more estrogen deficient you are the more it seems that the fat continues to accumulate around the hips and thighs.
However, despite these changes taking place in your body, you can still achieve a healthy weight. One of the best things you can do to help yourself is eat! We’ve seen many times how excellent nutrition and lowered carbohydrates helps women balance their hormones and heal naturally. Jenny told us, “I no longer feel hungry all the time, I’m almost down 20 pounds from my all-time high! I have more energy, can exercise more and the weight is coming off faster. I feel better than I have in 15 years!” What can you do to achieve or to maintain your healthy weight in menopause? Learn more in our articles about perimenopause and weight gain.

Myth #3: There’s no difference between natural menopause and “surgical” menopause

It’s critical for women to know that natural menopause and surgical menopause are indeed very different. When a woman undergoes a total surgical hysterectomy, she experiences an immediate and significant change in hormonal balance, literally overnight instead of the slower transition of natural menopause. Removing the uterus and cervix, along with the ovaries and fallopian tubes, significantly alters blood flow and hormonal production. For example, women who have had their ovaries removed have twice the risk of low testosterone, which affects their sexual desire and enjoyment. With a partial hysterectomy, when only the uterus is removed, changes may be less severe, but are unpredictable. It is not at all unusual for a women to just have her uterus removed to find herself very quickly beginning menopausal symptoms, even though the ovaries remain, some women experience extreme menopausal symptoms right away, some notice only a few minor symptoms, while other women feel much improvement.. We know women have many questions about surgical menopause, both before and after surgery. You can find answers to many of them with frequently asked questions on hysterectomy and hormonal balance in women.

Myth #4:  Sex drive will decrease with menopause

Sex can be enjoyable and healthy at any age! But we hear from women that they’ve been instructed, even by their doctors, that a decrease in libido is a “normal” part of aging. In my practice it is a major concern for many women. As women in our 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s — that doesn’t sound normal to us! Decreased interest in sexual activity is often a sign of hormonal imbalance, which can cause both physical and emotional symptoms that have an effect on your sex life. This does not have to happen as it can greatly affects the intimacy of the relationship.
For example, approximately 50% of post-menopausal women will experience vaginal dryness which can make sex painful. Then of course many women are no longer interested in sex. And if intercourse hurts, you’ll likely see a drop in your sexual desire, too. But this doesn’t have to happen! Changes in your hormonal health can be difficult to discuss. The information in our articles about hormonal imbalance and low libido can help you get started.

Myth #5: The first sign of menopause is hot flashes

Hot flashes are an inevitable part of menopause. Correct? Sometimes. Despite the fact that menopause and hot flashes are almost synonymous in the media, your first sign of menopause could be any of these symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Irregular periods
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Cravings
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • Low libido
  • Forgetfulness
  • Heavy menses
  • Loss of sexuality
With such a wide variety of symptoms, it’s no wonder women may not connect them to perimenopausal hormonal imbalance. We see people in our office and hear from them online desperate to find answers to their symptoms. It takes searching the internet for “anything that was a clue” to help them find some answers. You can find relief too, starting with Menopause symptoms?  Get relief — naturally.

Myth #7:  After menopause, your body doesn’t produce hormones

No matter how far past menopause you are, know that you still have hormones! Most of the production is from the adrenal glands. In fact, in menopause 50% of the estrogen and progesterone are produced by the adrenals. Some reproductive hormones, like estrogen and progesterone, do decrease once your reproductive cycle ends because they’re needed less. But that doesn’t mean they’re not needed at all! Your body still produces them, but in smaller amounts. For some women, the symptoms of hormonal imbalance disappear or decrease post-menopause. For others, symptoms continue and include vaginal dryness, hot flashes, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections and weight gain. All women can benefit from knowing that the risks for osteoporosis and heart disease increase greatly after menopause. However, by taking care of yourself, you can enjoy a long and healthy life. Learn more about your hormones and what changes occur throughout your lifetime with our informational articles on perimenopause, menopause, and menopausal symptoms.

Myth #8:  The older you are when you get your period, the older you’ll be when you go through menopause

For many women, just the opposite is true. If you started menstruating later than usual, you may begin menopause earlier. Predicting the age you’ll begin menopause is very difficult , but here are some questions for you to think about:
  • What was your mother’s age at menopause? When she began the changes is a good indicator of when you’ll stop too.
  • Do you smoke? Smoking may mean earlier menopause.
  • Do you drink daily. Drinking alcohol may mean later menopause.
  • Have you been pregnant? More pregnancies suggest later menopause.
Whether you are weeks, months or several years away from the changes, there are things that you can do that will help greatly with the transition. Find out what support you need with our free Hormonal Health Assessment.

Myth #9:  Menopause only causes physical symptoms

Have you been feeling down or blue? Could you describe yourself as a “raving maniac” at times? Are you more irritable and anxious? You’re not alone. Many women experience unnerving changes in their emotions, memory, and concentration during perimenopause and menopause due to sudden shifts in hormones. Changes in estrogen and progesterone levels may cause mood swings. Drops in progesterone may cause increased irritability and moodiness.
Also, be mindful that menopause is a developmental milestone in women’s life.. It’s sometimes referred to as adolescence in reverse. Many women begin to reflect on who they are and what they want to do with the rest of their life. Learn more about how to cope effectively with physical and emotional symptoms of hormonal imbalance with what’s hormonal imbalance got to do with it?

Myth #10: The best way to get through menopause is to take hormones

It’s important to remember that you always have choices when it comes to your body and to your health. Being aware of your options is especially crucial when considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because of the potential risks and side effects. Consider starting with the natural approach. Our experience shows the most effective and lasting way to manage the symptoms of hormonal imbalance is to listen to your body and begin to make dietary and lifestyle changes to build a strong foundation. You may also benefit from pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements and phytotherapy. For most women, optimal nutrition and herbal remedies area all they need to feel fabulous again. Others may benefit by adding bioidentical hormones under the guidance of a qualified practitioner.We want to inspire you and also encourage you to explore your options!
We’re available to help you make the best choice for your individual health. You now know more of the truth about menopause, as well as some natural options for feeling better. Want more information about menopause or other health issues that are important to women? Our website gives you free access hundreds of articles. You’ve seen how your symptoms – if listened to – are your bodies way of getting your attention and asking for help — and we’re here to support you with our information and guidance that has worked for thousands of women just like you. See what some of these women have to say. Want to get started now? To assess your symptoms, take our on-line Hormonal Health Assessment.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

This Creepy Patent Proves They Can Remotely Hijack Your Nervous System - Mind Control, Psychotronics & Vaccinations Mind Control, Psychotronics... by debunkerbuster



Democrats Still Committed To Blocking Obamacare Repeal Begin Slow Senate in Effort

Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Monday, June 19, 2017

Carrie Fisher - Autopsy Revelations

Actor Nick Searcy Trolls Chelsea Clinton on Twitter Over Health Care Tweet

Donald Reed 3 hours ago
Martin Brodel: Please look into "Why" the career "Politicians" are against the "President's" new budget./You will learn that the "President" has no plans on cutting into the (Soc., Medicare Programs) for Americans only those who are not needing it legally. It's being blocked to try to force the "President" into cutting the of said programs and transfer that money that they are quickly pushing through called "Single Payer". As an attachment to the present "Health Care". Look into Governor Jerry Brown's "Single Payer" health Care which his trying to push through!! Of course Gov. J. Brown will demand FED funds and will be the First Step to make it part of a New Nationwide Health Care or an Attachment. Making the US Health Care System, modeled after the UK Health Program.

Kathie Dougherty 1 hour ago (edited)
Government run healthcare HA HA you mean like the VA Hows that working for millions of vets? Could you imagine that for the entire country Stupid! If "they" really wanted healthcare for citizens then all major companies would be required to offer plans to all employees at the same rates as full time employees group rate so lets say all Walmart employees are one million people each pay $150 or $250 per family = one hell of a lot of money to let say Five companies of choices each company would take in a ton of money then add more huge companies like Target, Walgreen's, Kroger, or maybe all retail stores. Anyway it is not about helping people with health it is government takeover they want.

Single-Payer Health Care: America Already Has It - the VA...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Episode 79: A Holistic Approach And Cannabis Oil Cleared Her Advanced Melanoma

WATCH President Donald Trump's Commission Team on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis 6/17/17

First off, this is a major issue and a good effort is being undertaken here. As is pointed out in the video, the deaths from the opioid crisis now tops that of the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 80s. This is an issue that my wife as an ER nurse sees deaths and overdoses from nearly every work day and at an unprecedented rate. It has also affected her personally with the death of several friends who she never thought would do heroin. It is also an issue constantly in the news in the area that I live near the PA/OH border towards Youngstown, OH. 

There was testimony from a decent variety of people including medical professionals, mental health experts, drug treatment organizations, and recovering addicts. It was nice to see the need to get rid of the stigma surrounding mental health and drug addiction addressed, as well as how being an addict and having mental health problems are often inescapably intertwined. Also very noteworthy that it was brought up, that this needs to be treated like a medical issue and not a criminal one, at least when it comes to users, and that treating it like the latter is not cost effective.

All that being said, I skimmed through a good deal of each testimony here and while I may have very well missed it, I did not hear anyone address the fact that many heroin overdose deaths are occurring because of it being cut with fentanyl and analogs like carfentanil, which apparently is readily available online. Nor did I hear it brought up that this crisis is affecting those who actually need pain medication who are now increasingly being treated like addicts, a point raised by several people in the comments. Also, mentioned in comments and lacking from the commission as far as I saw, was the push for medical marijuana, which Trump has stated he supports, as a safe alternative when it comes to pain management. CBD oil, which does not get you high and offers some pain relief but not as much as the mix of THC and CBD from marijuana is now legal in all 50 states and needs to stay that way.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Debunking the Jesus VS. Trump Meme

First off, this meme must be seen for what it very likely is, which is an attempt to get conservatives who are often Christian to not vote for Trump. It was likely written byatheists who permeate the Democrat ranks, so it is dishonest, which isn't very Christian. That said, I will tackle this meme on the premise that it is honest. I myself am a spiritual person with great interest in GnosticismTibetan BuddhismJewish mysticism, and esoteric Christianity.

Regarding Jesus favoring the poor...

Jesus doesn’t seem to advocate anywhere either a pursuit of poverty or wealth to bring meaning to life, yet he cautions about the difficulty and challenges of wealth. Again and again Jesus points to the answer to our yearnings, which is much different from the daily barrage of advertisement and thoughts that go through our minds.

God ministers Justice equally to all- He treats all, rich and poor, fairly without partiality- with equity.  God does not have a special love for the Poor- He loves everyone; He loves His Covenant People.  God does not favor the Poor (as a class) over the Rich or over the Saints- we must not romanticize or idolize the Poor- some are saved, some unsaved, some are righteous, some evil.  
The Law of God spells out Rights and Wrongs.  Murder and Theft are murder and theft, etc. God is on the side of anyone who suffers Injustice- those who’s Rights are denied.  It is more Scriptural if we say God is on the side of those who suffer injustice, rather than on the side of the poor as such.  Not all poor suffer injustice.  Many rich people do.  
It is not valid to equate the Poor with the Oppressed (this is usually done using contemporary definitions of both words) More than 20 causes of Poverty are mentioned in Scripture.  Injustice is a cause of Poverty, but not always.  According to the Bible, poverty may also be caused by Disease, Death, War, Lifestyle Choices (Laziness, Addictions, Waste) and Ignorance.   

Regarding Trump favoring the rich/loving money...

Donald Trump is a very charitable and kind man. Don't believe me? Take a look... 

Also, even though Christians believe that stealing is wrong, the government takes more money from Trump by force than his Democratic counterparts. This of course completely debunks the notion in the meme that Trump "doesn't pay taxes."

Trying to bring people out of poverty by giving them a hand up instead of a hand out is also arguably a very kind thing to do for the poor...

This page is dedicated to tracking that number of jobs that Donald Trump has saved, helped create or brought back to America due to his business friendly policies and negotiations...


Aussie Business Leader to Invest $2 Billion in US Thanks to Trump: “Because of His Great Leadership” (VIDEO) - Australian business leader Anthony Pratt of Pratt Industries announced last week he would invest $2 billion to create 5,000 high paying jobs in the United States.

April Jobs Up 211,000, Unemployment 4.4% | CNBC - TRUMP EFFECT: Unemployment rate 10 year low. Illegal Immigration down by 70%

Watch Trump sign orders inside the factory - The executive orders he signed Saturday were designed to keep jobs and wealth in America.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS THE BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN EXECUTIVE ORDER! - Globalist Freak Out: New Trump EO To Favor American Workers, Businesses

Trump Adds Jobs While Dems Complain 

Trump's First Full Month in Office Sees Biggest Jobs Gain 'In Years': Report 

Trump's first full month brings massive employment boom - RUSH: Obama 'More Than Being IRKED' By Trump's First Month Job Numbers

You’re hired! Trump scores U.S. HUGE jobs deal


The Truth about the Jobs Obama Created

Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan; CEO cites Trump policies

Regarding Obamacare helping the sick and elderly. First off, God helps those who help themselves. Secondly, robbing Peter to pay Paul is not very Christian and not a nice thing to do to US citizens who in their private lives outside of government are the most charitable on the planet. Finally and most importantly, socialized government-run health care is demonstrably not good care

In the first video below Stefan Molyneux makes a thorough and compelling case for free-market health care. He makes a great point about how some people are good at making money while others are good at being kind. He suggests excelling at the latter if one is not expert at the former. Because if you are good at being kind, you will have an easier time getting kindness in return should deadly illness befall you and you need assistance. He paints a beautiful picture of why we should all want a helping hand from our fellow man when falling through the cracks in a free-market system, as opposed to relying on the power of the state in a tyrannical, subpar, enabling, facade of utopian health care.

The new health care bill seeks to keep noble parts of Obamacare like covering preexisting conditions, but sets out to foot the bill in ways other than using government force, such as high risk insurance pools

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Regarding welcoming the outsider/foreigner...

Yes, of course Christians can support Trump’s immigration and refugee policies  
The recent news about Donald Trump’s Executive Order seems to have created scores of new Biblical scholars. The interesting thing about these Instant Theologians (Instalogians, for short) is that many of them are secularists who regularly deride the Bible as a collection of childish fairy tales. But every once in a while they’ll take a break from sneering at it to suddenly appeal to its moral authority. Of course, the problem is that these brilliant academics have never actually read the “fairy tales,” so when they try to use it as a cudgel to beat conservative conservatives over the head, they more often end up smacking themselves. I’ve been called a “Bible thumper” many times, but I’ve never thumped anyone with a Bible. I prefer to stand back and let them thump themselves.  
I’ve been observing this spectacle these last several days, as Leftists have chided Christians for “disobeying the Bible” and “betraying their faith” by refusing to join in the collective freak out over Trump’s policies on immigration and refugees. I’ve heard over and over again that my faith requires me to advocate for the immediate admission of illegal aliens and un-vetted refugees from terror hot spots. The Bible clearly commands it, they say. You can’t be a “real Christian” unless you’re an advocate for open borders and unfettered immigration. National security and sovereignty are heresies!...
...Let’s look at what the Bible actually says. Can a Christian be faithful to Scripture while also supporting Trump’s approach to Middle Eastern refugees and illegal immigrants? Are we compelled by our religion to denounce Trump for putting a hold on the Syrian refugee program in order to strengthen the vetting process? Are we betraying the very faith we profess when we argue in favor of temporarily prohibiting travel from terrorist breeding grounds while the government reassesses how it handles such travelers?The answers are yes, no, and yes. You can, it turns out, be an advocate for strong borders and national security while also being a sincere Christian. These two things are not in conflict. On the contrary, they’re quite in harmony. Scripture does of course say quite a bit about helping the poor and the downtrodden, but one must pay attention to how these instructions are phrased. A few examples:  
Matthew 25:35-40For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. 
Matthew 5:42Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. 
Deuteronomy 15:11For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’ 
Luke 12:33-34Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 
James 1:27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.Luke 10:25-37: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. 
You’ll notice a few similarities in these passages. For one thing, they tell us what we personally should go out and do for others. Christ did not say, “I was naked so you petitioned your congressman to come up with a state funded program that might eventually lead to someone other than yourself supplying me with some clothing.” No, He said, “I was naked so you clothed me.” You. You, personally. Not your neighbor. Not the State. You. Scripture tells you to provide for the less fortunate of your own accord and with your own time and resources. If you aren’t willing to do that, you shouldn’t feel that you’ve covered that base because at least you complained on Twitter about Republicans not instituting policies that might make up for your personal lack of charity. 
Another theme: All of these verses deal with people who are physically nearby. “Your neighbor,” “In your land,” are the key phrases here. That isn’t to say that we should ignore other people’s neighbors in other people’s lands, but it does appear that Christ wanted us to particularly focus on those who are actually in our immediate vicinity. That ought to be our first priority, according to the Bible. Indeed, if everyone tended to that first priority, we would never need to have any priority other than the first. 
As we can see, there is no way for an honest person to read these passages and arrive at the conclusion that they rule out things like border walls and temporary travel bans. These are measures the government takes precisely to protect those in our land, and certainly that ought to be the first (and second and third and fourth) priority of our government. It’s for this purpose — the purpose of protecting the people of its own land — that government exists, and it’s by God’s will that it exists and passes laws to that end. 
Romans 13Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 
Yes, Scripture does clearly exhort us not to “oppress” the “sojourners” from other lands (Exodus 22), but is it a form of “oppression” when our duly elected governing authorities pass immigration laws and travel restrictions designed to protect its own people? I don’t see how a sane adult could interpret it that way. And if you do interpret it that way, then you’ve effectively argued that immigration laws are inherently immoral across the board. But if immigration laws are inherently immoral, that would make the government itself inherently immoral because one of the primary and most essential functions of government is to protect the nation’s borders and maintain its sovereignty. How could a nation have a government if it has no borders? Clearly, Romans tell us that governments are necessary, and if it tells us that governments are necessary then it tells us that borders a necessary. You can’t have one without the other. 
So, if you feel that Scripture compels you to do something about the refugee crisis, I would suggest that you take your own money and send it to help those in need. If you feel that Scripture compels the government to admit all refugees without screening or filtering them, I would suggest that you go back and read the text again. And if you feel that Scripture compels conservatives to adopt a left wing approach to this issue — even as you openly deny the validity of Scripture and mock those who read it — I would suggest you find a better argument entirely.

Christians Need To Stop Being So Naive About Muslim Immigration 
The Bible has plenty of examples of God’s people taking measures to protect their communities. There’s no reason to fear every single Muslim we meet, but in looking at the bigger picture, there are perfectly valid reasons to fear the violence and political and cultural change a growing Muslim population can bring... 
Are they not aware of the widespread problems with migrants assaulting women in Germany, one of the latest victims being the daughter of a European official, who was raped and drowned? Have they not heard about the sharia law courts Muslim immigrants have created in England and the schools where Muslim children are taught barbaric practices?...
We’ve been marinating in a theology that focuses excessively on grace and inner peace to the exclusion of other parts of the Bible that tell us evil is always on the march. 
Both the Old and New Testaments make frequent use of words such as battle, soldier, and warfare in both the literal sense and in a metaphorical spiritual sense. But you will be hard-pressed to hear those words in sermons today. Many Christians have been lulled into a childish view of the world and think that deep down everyone is not too different from them. But history and the contemporary world should show us that fundamentalist Islam is radically different from the beliefs of Christians and other Americans. If we don’t fully wake up to this reality, we will pay a heavier price for our delusions than we already have.

Surely, Jesus would not be OK with his followers being slaughtered. Being complicit in murder is something thou shall not do me thinks.


FLASHBACK Jul 26, 2014 Christians Being Slaughtered - and What is Being Done?

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Regarding Jesus turning the other cheek...

Jesus is well known for His continued emphasis on love, forgiveness, and "turning the other cheek." It is therefore surprising to find Jesus advising the disciples to buy a sword in Luke 22:36: "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Did Jesus in this verse advocate the use of a sword for self-defense purposes?... 
"TURN THE OTHER CHEEK" ALWAYS? It is true that Jesus said to turn the other cheek in Matthew 5:38-42. However, many scholars do not believe pacifism (or nonresistance) is the essential point of His teaching in this passage. These scholars do not believe Jesus was teaching to "turn the other cheek" in virtually all circumstances. Even Christ did not literally turn the other cheek when smitten by a member of the Sanhedrin (see John 18:22-23). 
The backdrop to this teaching is that the Jews considered it an insult to be hit in the face, much in the same way that we would interpret someone spitting in our face. Bible scholar R. C. Sproul comments: "What's interesting in the expression is that Jesus specifically mentions the right side of the face [Matthew 5:39]....If I hit you on your right cheek, the most normal way would be if I did it with the back of my right hand....To the best of our knowledge of the Hebrew language, that expression is a Jewish idiom that describes an insult, similar to the way challenges to duels in the days of King Arthur were made by a backhand slap to the right cheek of your opponent." 
The principle taught in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:38-42 would thus seem to be that Christians should not retaliate when insulted or slandered (see also Romans 12:17-21). Such insults do not threaten a Christian's personal safety. The question of rendering insult for insult, however, is a far cry from defending oneself against a mugger or a rapist. 
Self-defense may actually result in one of the greatest examples of human love. Christ Himself said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:14). When protecting one's family or neighbor, a Christian is unselfishly risking his or her life for the sake of others. 
Theologians J. P. Moreland and Norman Geisler say that "to permit murder when one could have prevented it is morally wrong. To allow a rape when one could have hindered it is an evil. To watch an act of cruelty to children without trying to intervene is morally inexcusable. In brief, not resisting evil is an evil of omission, and an evil of omission can be just as evil as an evil of commission. Any man who refuses to protect his wife and children against a violent intruder fails them morally." 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trisodium Phosphate in Lucky Charms Cereal - Question: what is trisodium phosphate and what is it doing in our food?

TSP and the FDA's hypocrisy

The FDA has approved TSP to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Because of its alkalinizing cleaning properties, TSP has been used in dishwashing and laundry products over the years. But government studies have found that TSP is bad for the environment and as such TSP was phased out of common household cleaning products in 2011. The hypocrisy of this is outstanding; TSP is bad for our ecology, but it's okay to put it in food!?

Along with GMOs and gluten, TSP is another item you'll probably want to add to your list of things to avoid in foods that you buy and support with your dollar. Luckily, TSP usually is easily visible on the ingredients list, so if you know where to look you can avoid buying it for your family...

The FDA has stated that TSP is not a risk in food, but on the PAN Pesticides Database-Chemicals website it clearly states to avoid contact with TSP, either internally or topically (as in hair products). Some of the health problems that can arise from ingesting TSP are: irritation the gastric mucosa, reduction of lactic acid in muscles, a mineral imbalance leading to loss of calcium from bones, and calcification of the kidneys. The daily recommended value of TSP is 70mg. Western diets consisting of junk food sometimes reach upwards of 500mg of TSP, which leads to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis and other health problems.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Toxic Food, Water, and Air: The Root Cause Of Our Healthcare Problems

Research suggests chocolate could help heart health

Kathleen Coulson1 day ago
That's funny. I was a regular dark chocolate eater - daily dark chocolate. I was diagnosed with A-Fib after it caused me to have a stroke. Most A-Fibbers stay away from chocolate due to the high caffeine content, widely believed to be an a-fib attack trigger.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Miss USA Kara McCullough Triggers Liberals With Her Health Care and Feminism Answers (REACTION)

Editor's Note: My answer is that average to sub-par health care is a human right. Excellent health care is a personal responsibility and a privilege. The adages have this figured out. You get what you pay for and beggars can't be choosers. Also, I identify as Miss USA, so my answer is the correct one! :)

Miss District of Columbia 2017 and now Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough has angered many liberals and self-proclaimed feminists online due to her answers posed to her during the Miss USA beauty pageant. First, she was asked if she describes herself as a feminist and she said that she would rather substitute the word “feminist” for “equalist” and that everyone has a fair shake and no one person is better than the other. She was then asked if health care for all US citizens is a right or a privilege. Her answer was that it is not a right, but a privilege, and our focus as a country should be on providing jobs so people are better able to afford the things they need, such as health care. Beautiful answers from a beautiful brilliant woman (she is a nuclear scientist!)... but apparently not so good for the angry feminist detractors online.

Twitter nearly exploded when she read the answers to the questions and at this point she was participating in the competition to become Miss USA like everyone else. When she won the crown of Miss USA 2017, another wave of vitriol came in her direction from some of the aforementioned people plus a whole lot more. They were wondering how she was able to win with such “non-progressive” views on health care and feminism. At the same time, however, she got a lot of support, including Miss Massachusetts (of Miss America) who said that she shouldn’t be getting so much grief for simply not expressing a socialist viewpoint. 

A take away from the whole kerfuffle here is that not everyone is a walking dead zombie hooked on liberalism, socialism, and/or communism. Some people are able to think for themselves and develop their own sense of self rather than a toxic form of tribalism. Another thing to think about is that you cannot judge a book by it’s cover. Or location for that matter. Just because Kara McCullough lives in Washington DC and is a woman does not mean she has to be a liberal or a feminist. She does not have to be masculine just because she is in a male dominated profession of a nuclear scientist. At the end of the day, those characteristics she possess, along with her striking beauty, appear to be why she won Miss USA 2017.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

New National ‘Ratios’ Bills Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

Editor's Note: My wife is an RN and I can attest that this is very much needed. Please contact  your representatives and ask that they support these bills...
New National ‘Ratios’ Bills Set Safety Limits on Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health & Safety
, 5/5/17


With the boom in assembly lines during the industrial revolution, employers were able to move products faster, using less staff, padding their bottom line. As I’ve written before, we’ve all seen pop culture comedy examples of what happens next, when profit-driven corporations speed up the pace faster and faster — until a character like Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times works so frantically that he falls right into the machine, getting ground up in the gears.
Our patients are not products, and nurses are not assembly line workers — but you would not know that by the frantic pace at which our hospital employers, who currently have no repercussions for saving money by cutting corners on safe staffing, expect nurses to provide care. When we are saddled with 9 or 10 patients at once, we are not practicing at our full capacity, and the repercussions for our patients, who come to us with illnesses and injuries where every moment of attention counts, include loss of life.
This is unacceptable. Nurses across the U.S. — where 49 out of 50 states currently have no limit on the number of patients nurses can be assigned — are standing up to say the focus on profit over patients must end. Nurses demand safe staffing now.
To that end, National Nurses United (NNU) — the largest union of registered nurses in the country — is proud to announce the introduction today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown (S.1063) and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (H.R. 2392) NNU-sponsored legislation setting specific safety limits on the numbers of patients each RN can care for in hospitals throughout the U.S.
The bills, both known as the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act, establish minimum RN-to-patient ratios for every hospital unit at all times. They also provide whistleblower protection to assure that nurses are free to speak out for enforcement of safe staffing standards.
The bills are modeled on a California law, fought for and won by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU), that has saved patient lives, improved the quality of care, and reduced nurse burnout keeping experienced RNs at the patient bedside.
Nurses applaud Sen. Brown and Rep. Schakowsky for doing the right thing by our patients, and we hope other elected officials will do the same. After all, the benefit to enacting these protections at the national level would be immense. Studies have shown again and again that mandatory safe staffing ratios save lives.
A 2010 study (Aiken et. al), for example, found that compared to California, New Jersey hospitals would have 13.9 percent fewer patient deaths and Pennsylvania 10.6 percent fewer deaths if they matched California’s ratios in medical-surgical units.
Safe staffing is also critical for the health and safety of nurses. A 2015 study in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health showed that the California safe staffing law was associated with 55.57 fewer occupational injuries and illnesses per 10,000 RNs per year, a value 31.6 % lower than the expected rate without the law.
Sometimes change is a long game (California’s regulations were enacted in 2004, after nurses with CNA/NNU, fought for 13 years to achieve them), but nurses never give up on our patients. That’s why we will never give up in our fight to ensure nurses across America have safe staffing protections. It’s a two-fold fight, as we push for legislation at the national level, and also at the state level.
On February 14, for example, NNU registered nurses in Ohio and elected officials gathered at the Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus, to mark the reintroduction by Senator Michael Skindell of the Ohio Patient Protection Act — a bill which sets specific limits on how many patients nurses can care for at once in hospitals throughout Ohio. NNU is also sponsoring safe staffing legislation in Florida and fighting for safe patient ratios legislation in other states.
Hospital corporations have a lot of money to fight against safe staffing legislation. But the evidence, and morality, is on nurses’ side. Nurses will never accept that the fragile lives entrusted to our care are a means of increased profit for corporate employers. Patients are not products, we are not assembly line workers, and when these safe staffing bills are voted into law, nurses will finally be protected in the process of doing our life’s work: providing the focused, professional, safe care that saves lives.

Bonnie CastilloDirector of Health & Safety at @NationalNurses, Director of RN Response Network; I’m an RN & healthcare champion who believes healthcare is a human right!