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Honey…and Fake Honey January 28, 2012

Posted by healthyself in Bees, Cell phone safety, Communication, Die Off, Exposure, Fungi, Genetically Engineered, Honey, Immune system, Microwave exposure, Navigation, Nutrients, Nutrition, Pathogens, Pesticides, Toxic Exposure, toxicity, Viruses.
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“Each year, commercial beekeepers have reported unprecedented losses. Steve Ellis, secretary of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board and a beekeeper for 35 years, had so many abnormal bee die-offs that he’ll qualify for disaster relief from the USDA.”

“The main theories are the following:

  • Malnutrition of the bees due to destruction of their food supply, causing irreparable damage to their immune systems, which makes them more vulnerable to toxic exposures and pathogens, like viruses and fungi
  • Toxic pesticides, especially the newer systemic pesticides, insecticides, and genetically engineered crops, are a massive source of toxic exposure to the bees
  • Microwaves from cellular phones have been shown to cause CCD within 10 days, apparently by affecting the bees’ communication with the hive and disrupting their navigational ability
  • Changing global climate, drought, and migratory stress brought about by moving bee colonies long distances to provide pollination services

“The EPA claims that new systemic pesticides are safer for humans because farmers can use less of them. However, experiments show that agricultural chemicals that are safe for bees when used alone are lethal in combination. Farmers increasingly combine sprays. They also destroy nearly all flowering weeds, depriving bees of essential nutrients from different kinds of pollen.”…….

Is Your Honey Fake?

“In a new report by Food Safety News, more than 75 percent of the honey on American supermarket shelves may be ultra-processed—to the point that all inherent medicinal properties are completely gone—and then smuggled into the country by the barrel drum. Nearly all of this fake honey is made in China. …

According to FSN:

“The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies. The food safety divisions of the World Health Organization, the European Commission and dozens of others have also ruled that without pollen, there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources.”

“Millions of pounds of honey that have been banned by the European Union are being smuggled into the U.S. from China. Much of this honey is tainted with illegal antibiotics, including chloramphenicol, which can cause DNA damage and cancer, and heavy metals like lead. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that any product that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen IS NOT honey.”

“In their investigation, FSN discovered the following:

  • 76 percent of honey samples bought at grocery stores (such as TOP Food, Safeway, QFC, Kroger, Harris Teeter, etc.) were absent of pollen
  • 77 percent of the honey from big box stores (like Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Target) were absent of pollen
  • 100 percent of the honey sampled from drug stores (like Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS Pharmacy) were absent of pollen”

“The good news is, all of the samples from farmers markets, co-ops, and natural stores like Trader Joe’s had the full, proper compliment of pollen, as did organic brands from common grocery stores.  But fake honey—the sorry substitute that it is—might be the ONLY thing even remotely resembling honey that you’ll be able to get if we don’t find a way to save our honeybees from total global collapse.”

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/28/bees-death-destroy-food-supply.aspx?e_cid=20120128_DNL_art_1

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FDA Attacks Complementary & Alternative Healthcare April 27, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Aging, arteriosclerosis, Attention Deficit, Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Biochemical, Bioeffects, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cancer, Cancer Protection, Cardiac Problems, Cataracts, Childhood Cancer, Childhood Leukemia, Children's health, Chronic Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Circulation, Cytotoxic Effects, Decision Making, Denial of Risk, Depression, Detoxification, Diabetes, Diseases, DNA Damage, Elderly, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF Shielding, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, EMR, Environment, Epidemiology, Eye Cancer, FDA, Financial Considerations, Free Radicals, Global Health Disaster, Government's role, headaches, Healing, Health, Health and Safety Officer, Health and Wellness Products, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Hearing, Heart, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Heavy Metals, Histamine, Hospitals, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Populations, Human Resources, Illness, Immune system, Immunity, Inflammation, Inner Agitation, Insomnia, Integrative Medicine, Interdisciplinary, Investigators, Kids, Lack of Concentration, Learning, Legal Issues, Leukemia, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Low Birth Weight, Lung Disorders, Lymphoma, Medical Research, Medicine, Melatonin, Memory Loss, Men', Men's Health, Menstrual Cycle, Metabolic Changes, Migraines, miscarriages, nausea, nerves, Nervous System, Neural Electrophysiology, Nutrition, Parenting, Permanent Brain Damage, Pets, Poisoning, Pregnant Women, Public Hearings, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Research Needed, Right Side of the Head, ringing, Risk Factor, Risk of Cancer, Risk of Disease, Seizure, sensations, Serotonin, Short-sightedness, Sick People, Sleep, Sleep Centers, Sleep Disorders, Sleep disturbances, Solutions, Species-Limiting, Spine, Stress, Stroke, Subtle Energies, Symptoms, Teenagers, teeth grinding, Tinnitus, Toxic Interactions, tumorigenesis, Tumors, Tweenies, Vibrational Medicine, Viruses, Vision, Well-Being, White Blood Cells, Who is Affected?, Women, Women's Health, X bearing sperm, Y-bearing sperm.
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This is a little bit off topic, but so many people use these therapies to counteract EMF’s, it seemed important to share what was sent….there are three days left to write to Congress.

“… just spent three days reading, re-reading, researching and discussing the proposed FDA guidelines for “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” with two FDA attorneys. You can download a copy of this proposal for yourself at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/06d0480/06d0480.htm.

” this FDA attack on complementary and alternative health care, …considered it another “Chicken Little” rumor. On further study, I’m appalled at the speed with which the pharmaceutical companies are implementing Codex Alimentarius in the USA. If you don’t suspect the pharmaceutical companies control the FDA, you may want to research that further by visiting http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org.

”This insidious proposal is designed to redefine every complementary and alternative health care modality and product as “medicine.” This has direct implications on the services and products provided by every alternative health care professional. There is no facet of complementary and alternative health care that is not affected. If the FDA adopts this proposal, all natural health care would be illegal even for medical doctors.”

”Essential oils, herbs, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, minerals, nutritional supplements, plant enzymes and vitamins are redefined in this proposal as “medicine.” Very simply, medicine is under the jurisdiction of the FDA and, by law, only licensed medical doctors may prescribe “medicines.” Anybody else who advises, advocates, counsels, distributes, markets, recommends or suggests anybody use “medicine” is practicing medicine without a license. This is a felony in the USA punishable by fines and incarceration.”

”Aromatherapy, auricular therapy, biofeedback, color therapy, homeopathy, hypnotism, naturopathy, neurotherapy, nutritional consulting, reflexology, sound therapy and wellness consulting are among the alternative health modalities being redefined as “Alternative Medicine.” This subtle change of vocabulary from “alternative health care” to “alternative medicine” makes all of these industries subject to control by the FDA as medicine. Only medical doctors would be allowed to provide, prescribe and supervise the delivery of these services. Anybody else who provided any of these services would be practicing medicine without a license and subject to incarceration and fines.”

”That’s the bad news. The good news is we have until April 30, 2007 to voice our opinion against this proposal to eliminate complementary and alternative health care in America. Almost 100,000 people have already filed their objection….”

”Please stand up and be counted. Go to http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc and file your petition in support of natural health care, in support of complementary and alternative health care as we know it today. If you require more information, please visit http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org or read the FDA proposed policy.”

Another Species Under Threat April 16, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Agriculture, Animal Research, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Canaries, Chronic Illness, Death, Death Rates, Decision Making, Denial of Risk, Diagnostic marker, Diseases, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electrosensitivity, Environment, Epidemiology, Financial Considerations, Global Health Disaster, Infectious Disease, Insects, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Research Needed, Sparrows, Stress, Symptoms, Toxin, Viruses, Whales, Who is Affected?, Wireless Revolution.
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“Across America, millions of honey bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die, leaving beekeepers facing ruin and US agriculture under threat.”…” There could hardly be a more sedate and unruffled world than beekeeping, but the beekeepers of the United States have suddenly encountered affliction, calamity and death on a massive scale.”

 

“Across the country, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific, honey bee colonies have started to die off, abruptly and decisively. Millions of bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die (they cannot survive as a colony without the queen, who is always left behind).”

“Some beekeepers, especially those with big portable apiaries, or bee farms, which are used for large-scale pollination of fruit and vegetable crops, are facing commercial ruin – and there is a growing threat that America’s agriculture may be struck a mortal blow by the loss of the pollinators….The phenomenon is recent, dating back to autumn, when beekeepers along the east coast of the US started to notice the die-offs. It was given the name of fall dwindle disease, but now it has been renamed to reflect better its dramatic nature, and is known as colony collapse disorder.”

“It is swift in its effect. Over the course of a week the majority of the bees in an affected colony will flee the hive and disappear, going off to die elsewhere. The few remaining insects are then found to be enormously diseased – they have a “tremendous pathogen load”, the scientists say”….”The condition has been recorded in at least 24 states. It is having a major effect on the mobile apiaries which are transported across the US to pollinate large-scale crops, such as oranges in Florida or almonds in California. Some have lost up to 90 per cent of their bees.”

“A reliable estimate of the true extent of the problem will not be possible for another month or so, until winter comes to an end and the hibernating bee colonies in the northern American states wake up. But scientists are very worried, not least because, as there is no obvious cause for the disease as yet, there is no way of tackling it.”…”We are extremely alarmed,”….”It is one of the most alarming insect diseases ever to hit the US and it has the potential to devastate the US beekeeping industry. In some ways it may be to the insect world what foot-and-mouth disease was to livestock in England.”

“Most of the pollination for more than 90 commercial crops grown throughout the United States is provided byApis mellifera, the honey bee, and the value from the pollination to agricultural output in the country is estimated at $14.6bn (£8bn) annually. Growers rent about 1.5 million colonies each year to pollinate crops – a colony usually being the group of bees in a hive.”

“California’s almond crop, which is the biggest in the world, …now draws more than half of the mobile bee colonies in America at pollinating time – which is now. Some big commercial beekeeping operations …have had to import millions of bees from Australia to enable the almond trees to be pollinated.”

“Some of these mobile apiaries have been losing 60 or 70 per cent of their insects, or even more. “A honey producer in Pennsylvania doing local pollination… has gone from 1,000 bee colonies to fewer than eight,” …”The disease showed a completely new set of symptoms, “which does not seem to match anything in the literature”…”One was that the bees left the hive and flew away to die elsewhere, over about a week. Another was that the few bees left inside the hive were carrying “a tremendous number of pathogens” – virtually every known bee virus could be detected in the insects…and some bees were carrying five or six viruses at a time, as well as fungal infections. Because of this it was assumed that the bees’ immune systems were being suppressed in some way.”….”And another unusual symptom …which makes this very different, is that normally when a bee colony gets weak and its numbers are decreasing, other neighbouring bees will come and steal the resources – they will take away the honey and the pollen…..””Other insects like to take advantage too…But none of this is happening. These insects are not coming in….”there is something toxic in the colony itself which is repelling them.”

“The scientists involved in the working group were surveying the dead colonies but did not think the cause of the deaths was anything brought in by beekeepers, such as pesticides, “…”Another of the researchers studying the collapses, …said it was still difficult to gauge their full extent. It was possible that the bees were fleeing the colonies because they sensed they themselves were diseased or affected in some way”….” This behaviour has been recorded in other social insects, such as ants.”

“Tens of billions of bees are now involved in this “migratory” pollination. An operator might go from pollinating oranges in Florida, to apples in Pennsylvania, to blueberries in Maine, then back to Massachusetts to pollinate cranberries.”…”The business is so big that pollination is replacing honey-making as the main money earner at the top end of the beekeeping market”….”A typical bee colony, which might be anything from 15,000 to 30,000 bees, would be rented out to a fruit grower for about $135 – a price that is up from $55 only three years ago. To keep the bees’ energy up while they are pollinating, beekeepers feed them protein supplements and syrup carried around in large tanks.”…”It is in these migratory colonies where the biggest losses have been seen. But the stress theory is as much speculation as anything else. At the moment, the disappearance of America’s bees is as big a mystery as the disappearance of London’s sparrows.”

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2314202.ece